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

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


About the property

Sleeps 13--Gulf View from Living Area and Master Bedroom--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,


Gulf Front,

Old Seagrove Beach,

Seagrove Beach,

Seagrove Beach West,



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Betsy Lindley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

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 Seagrove Beach

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 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Outside shower has hot and cold water and is enclosed.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower has hot and cold water and is enclosed.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Outdoor shower has hot and cold water and is enclosed.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
Each Bathroom has a private outside shower with Hot and Cold running water. Private Beach Access


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average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Perfect Beachfront Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This was perfection. There was five of us (adult sibs and spouses). No matter the weather, this beach-front home offers a front row to the beautiful Gulf. We watched spectacular storms from the sun room, and we also enjoyed warm evenings outside on the patio, watching the sunsets. We even had our own private beach access. The house is very quiet, clean, well-equipped. Having an outdoor shower with each bedroom was luxury! We were a three minute walk to Seaside. We rented bikes, and basically toured the whole area. The best beach vacation ever!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time there and will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tyler, Tx

Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and especially the backyard! Whenever you can walk out the door and onto the beach, what more could you ask for. We enjoyed the throwback style and felt that the house itself was extremely functional for our 2 families and kids. We look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 18-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis TN

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: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

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: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
(VPS)Destin-Ft.Walton;(ECP)NW FL Beaches Interntl.
Nearest Beach
Seagrove Beach; Seaside; Watercolor; Grayton
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4th of July Holiday 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer/Labor Day
11 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early December 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Cleaning Fee £180.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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