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Gulf Front Home**Easy Walk to Seaside**Private Patio and Beach Access

People13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 13--Gulf View from Living Area and Master--Bedrooms--3 Baths

STEP BACK IN TIME COTTAGE provides the perfect location for spending time together with family or friends. We have a maximum occupancy of 13. Because you will be staying in a private beachfront neighborhood zoned for single family homes we do not rent our home as a wedding, party or 'event' destination. Neither do we rent to groups of young adults under the age of 25 years.

Our home offers private beach viewing and beach access directly from our front patio, yet you will be within a 5 to 10 minute easy walk to the popular Seaside beach community. Seaside is home to many quaint and unique shops for men, ladies and children; excellent restaurants; quick places to pick up fast meals, ice cream, or cupcakes (their food "trucks" are shiny airstream trailers); and regular community concerts and plays(offered in an open-air grassy arena). Be sure to check on times and dates of weekly farmer's markets also held at Seaside. You will save time by walking or biking in order to avoid the traffic and parking challenges at Seaside.

First time visitors to Walton County will especially appreciate the bike paths and walking trails that stretch many, many miles from Rosemary Beach through Seagrove Beach and on past Seaside, Watercolor and Grayton Beach.

STEP BACK IN TIME is a spacious, comfortable, well-kept older home. Our home is one level, perfect for toddlers to grandparents. As soon as you enter our home, the ocean beckons you to “come and see”. Then as you explore the house and view the fantastic local shell collection you will begin making your own special memories of glorious, lazy days at the beach. You will find nothing but the soft white sands and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico outside your front door. Private steps down to the beach make it fun to come and go from the beach as often as you wish. A hose spigot halfway up the steps, and private showers with hot water outside each bathroom keep most sand where it belongs—outside your home. The breathtaking beauty of the beach from early morning to spectacular sunset is yours to enjoy from your private patio, sitting 30 feet above sea level.

The unusually large great room includes a seating area with a large flat screen TV and blu ray player, a game table for 4 to 6, a dining room table that seats 10, and a large, open kitchen with 4 barstools. It also has a queen sleeper sofa for our guests. The sun porch and large master bedroom both have spectacular Gulf view picture windows, but you can see the ocean from all common living areas in the home.

The king size master bedroom has a flat screen TV and blu ray player, along with plenty of drawer space, a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Bedroom 2 sleeps 5. It has a Twin Bunk Bed w/Trundle in the same room with a Queen - the perfect room for a family. Bedroom 3 has 2 queen beds. All bedrooms have attached full baths with tub and shower, that can also be directly accessed from enclosed outside showers.

Our friendly Concierge Service (dwell) provides upgraded amenities along with high quality linens. They offer multiple services to our guests, including purchasing and delivering groceries and free pick up and delivery of rental bikes, paddle boards, backpack chairs, and baby gear. We also recommend a reliable local service for delivery of wooden beach chairs and umbrellas.

Energy efficient windows and doors throughout keep the home better insulated and quiet. Both sides of our home offer you privacy from the guests in our only two neighboring beachfront homes. Separate laundry room has a large new washer and drier set. Parking is provided for 5 vehicles, with 3 in the garage.

We do not allow pets.

Keywords: Private Beachfront Home,

Private Home,

Beachfront,

Gulf Front,

Old Seagrove Beach,

Seagrove Beach,

Seagrove Beach West,

Seaside,

30A

More Details

Owner
Betsy Lindley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Betsy Lindley

Our family has been vacationing at Seagrove Beach since 1952. The extensive local shell collection in our entryway is evidence of many, many years of beach walks at Seagrove.

Betsy Lindley purchased this house in 1970

Why Betsy Lindley chose South Walton

Our family designed this house and it was built in 1970 when there were only 7 other beachfront homes between ours and Grayton Beach State Park. (No Seaside! No Watercolor!) Several generations of family have enjoyed wonderful vacation getaways in Seagrove Beach over the last 45 years. We hope you learn to love Seagrove Beach like we do.

What makes this house unique

We think you will find the large spacious living area and the large bedrooms at Step Back in Time Cottage refreshing in this day of building beach properties to hold the largest numbers of people per square foot. In addition, from the moment you walk in you will have a gorgeous view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are inside or out, the Gulf is always there for you to enjoy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seagrove Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow beach bonfires.
  • Our home is to be left in a tidy and neat condition, inside and out, with no damage to the house or its contents.
  • Please leave home furnishings inside. There is patio furniture in the garage for you use.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Sleeps 4 in 2 Queen Beds; Full Bath Attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Bunk bed sleeps 3 with trundle. Full bath attached.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with attached full bath
  • 1 King size bed (Sleeps 2); 2 Queen size Beds (Sleep 4); 1 Queen (Sleeps 2) plus 1 Twin Bunk Bed w/ Twin Trundle (Sleeps 3); Queen sleeper sofa (Sleeps 2). Maximum number of 13 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Each Bathroom has a private outside shower with Hot and Cold running water. Private Beach Access

Reviews

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Gulf Front Home**Easy Walk to Seaside**Private Patio and Beach Access
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect family house on the beach and in town

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully maintained house in a perfect location - on the beach and a 5-min walk from downtown Seaside. We preferred the character of the 70s style versus the generic beach home that Seaside is known for. The beachfront is not crowded and literally on your doorstep (and out your window in the master bedroom). The proximity to town is awesome - there's no need for a car (or even bikes) during the visit, as everything in Seaside is walkable. The weather was chilly during our stay, so we also enjoyed the cabinet full of books, puzzles, and games. As a family of 5 with three younger children, we loved this house and would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis TN
5

Amazing Beach front property

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Step Back in Time for a family getaway. Don't let the pictures fool you into thinking the interior is old, it clearly has been redone in a 70's retro style which really fits the property. The bedding and pillows were very comfortable. No allergy issues in an allergy prone family. We loved the large open family space on one level that fostered togetherness yet each bedroom was very private. Hearing the waves from the master bedroom allowed for much needed good night sleeping. The sunporch was amazing to be in out of the wind at a comfortable temperature and still listen to the waves and watch the sunsets. The private beach access is incredible with a wash station and benches for changing shoes. Also, I loved the outdoor showers outside of every bathroom (there are 3) which made clean-up after a great day at the beach so easy. I also think it's location can't be beat. The walk to downtown Seaside is easy, but it is far enough away to not be in the heart of the hustle and bustle. If you are on the fence about this property, do yourself a favor and just book it.

As a side note, beach chairs 4 u was not open in the off season (Jan/Feb), we used Bonfires and were really pleased with their service.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Fall Break Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home!! So much room to spread out; the family room was great with the extra game table and wonderful view of the water. Beds were super comfy and bedrooms big enough for 4 teen girls and their gear! Open kitchen was very well appointed, we did not want for any gadget or cooking utensil. No kidding about the short trip in to Seaside...easy walk via the beach or the sidewalk...the our teens walked over most days for lunch or ice cream. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect sister/sister-in-law beach getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to come to this rental for our annual sister/sister-in-law trip. We absolutely love this place and call it the Brady Bunch house. The house has so much room and the beds are great. It is wonderful to walk out the back door to the beach. You can watch the magnificent sun rises and sunsets from the private patio. It is a very short walk to Seaside but we rent bikes and ride everywhere. The owners have a good relationship with the local chair/umbrella and bike vendors, which is nice. While we don't do any cooking the kitchen is well appointed and this would be a wonderful house for multigenerational families. I highly recommend this rental and we can't wait to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best beach trip ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend girl's trip, and had the most fabulous time ever! The home is so incredibly charming, and has so much character! The owner was so easy to work with and helpful. And, you cannot beat the view and beach accessibility!! I would recommend this home to anyone! We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Location, Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best beach rental we have ever had. Wonderful location and the house was amazing. We love the classic decor that felt brand new.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
(VPS)Destin-Ft.Walton;(ECP)NW FL Beaches Interntl.
Nearest Beach
Seagrove Beach; Seaside; Watercolor; Grayton
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Seagrove Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer 2017
13 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 3 nights
From
£474
£3,315
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,377
for 3 nights
From
£387
£2,626
 
 
Early November
29 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,197
for 3 nights
From
£327
£2,109
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,765
for 4 nights
From
£387
£2,626
 
 
Early December
26 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,055
for 3 nights
From
£280
£1,765
 
 
Christmas and New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,765
for 4 nights
From
£387
£2,626
 
 
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,119
for 3 nights
From
£301
£2,109
 
 
Spring Break 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,917
for 7 nights
£3,917
 
 
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,597
for 3 nights
From
£461
£3,142
 
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,692
for 7 nights
£4,692
 
 
4th of July Holiday 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,036
for 7 nights
£5,036
 
 
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,692
for 7 nights
£4,692
 
 
Late Summer/Labor Day
11 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,778
for 3 nights
From
£521
£3,487
 
 
Fall 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,494
for 3 nights
From
£426
£2,798
 
 
Early November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 3 nights
From
£362
£2,454
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,920
for 4 nights
From
£426
£2,798
 
 
Early December 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,145
for 3 nights
From
£310
£2,023
 
 
Christmas/New Year's 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,920
for 4 nights
From
£426
£2,798
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,765
for 3 nights
From
£517
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £193.9
Damage Deposit £387.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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