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Graceland by the Sea-Close To Beach Front Row On 30A, Private Hot Tub, Gulf View

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,843 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom Gulf View Beach House

Welcome to 'Graceland by the Sea' our luxury beach home in the exclusive and private community of Seacrest Beach North. It is located between Rosemary and Alys beach and is in close proximity to Seaside, Seagrove, Water Color, Destin and Panama City Beach. It is one of the most spacious and definitely the best location that Seacrest has to offer. It is located just steps away from the private beach with deeded access(approximately 200 yards) and is walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars as well. A private beach shuttle is also offered at no expense. One call away and they pick you up at your front door. This makes your trip to the beach much easier when you are carrying a large amount of gear or you need assistance with the elderly or children. Even closer than the beach is the legendary Seacrest 12,000 square foot swimming pool with waterfalls, fountains and two bath houses.

This three-story, four-bedroom / four bathroom home has been tastefully decorated to make you feel at home while on vacation. We offer a large selection of DVD's, board games, video games, etc. just in case of those unfortunate rainy days. We also have an outdoor hot tub located just off of the In-law suite. The manicured landscape does a great job of shading the hot tub area and provides great privacy as well.

The first floor has a large entrance way and spacious, private in law suite with kitchenette (sink, microwave, refrigerator, and ice maker)and two queen beds. French doors lead to the front porch where the hot tub is located.

The second floor features the main den area with gas log fireplace, fully integrated DVD audio system for indoor/outdoor use. It includes a common area bathroom (Shower/Tub Combo) which is directly beside the bedroom for easy access. Bedroom has two single Beds and is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player. Rear door of the bedroom leads to a balcony with panoramic views of the Seacrest village. The kitchen is furnished with stainless appliances and granite counter tops along with a built in wine chiller.

The third floor has a spacious master suite (king bed) and master bath with incredible gulf views from the private balcony. Also, on the third floor, there is another bedroom (queen) with private bath and beautiful views of the Seacrest Villas.

Shopping, outdoor concerts, and restaurants are a short walk away.

There are numerous bike rental companies with pick up & drop off service. Everything is within walking distance or just a phone call away. We provide a guide book to help you with your stay. It contains restaurant menus, activity fliers, entertainment brochures, babysitting services , delivery services for groceries and take out. Lastly, as a family tradition, we leave a large candy bowl dish out for our guest. Our family loves to cheat the diet while at the beach so we really would like you to do the same and join the family. Look forward to serving you!

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Brandon Hanks
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Brandon Hanks

Our family resides in the Birmingham, AL area and we love to get together at the beach each year and enjoy what 30-A has to offer which is a family friendly laid back atmosphere like no other.

Brandon Hanks purchased this house in 2002

Why Brandon Hanks chose Seacrest Beach

We settled in the Seacrest area 10-12 years ago and developed numerous homes within the Seacrest Beach North community. We immediately fell in love with the area and we saw how bright the future could be on 30-A. It has grown to levels that I could not have imagined 10 years ago but it has still maintained the small town neighborly feel. This is the first time we have opened Graceland by the Sea for rental to the public, but we are very excited about others enjoying what we have for so many years.

What makes this house unique

Location is the biggest advantage for Graceland by the Sea. Being so close to both the pool and beach is a huge advantage. We always have kids who prefer one or the other so having such a short walking distance is key. We chose this location specifically because of the beautiful sunsets and ocean views but we quickly saw other advantages as well. We have immediate access to 30-A and we are just a few minutes from Highway 98. It is nice to have the luxury of PCB and Destin so close but I promise you that a couple of days on 30A will make you forget about all of the hustle and bustle of your previous vacations.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Seacrest Beach around the Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2843 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath 3rd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Common Area Bath 2nd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    In law suite bath 1st Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath 3rd Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 4 Bathrooms total. Master suite bath with jetted tub, dual vanity, and upright glass enclosure shower. 3rd floor guest bath has standard tub/shower combo and vanity. 2nd floor has tub/shower combo unit and centrally located for use by guest from the den or kids bedroom. In law suite on the 1st floor has combo shower/tub unit as well.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds with balcony
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed with private bath and private balcony
    1st Floor In law Suite - 2 Large Double Bed , Inlaw Suite, private bath, kitchenette, hot tub on porch
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Master with Gulf view and private bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10-12, Beds for 10 and One Queen Air Mattress. King size bed in Master suite, flat screen tv, audio system indoor/outdoor speaker system, tons of closet space, jetted tub in bathroom. Master has beautiful view of the Gulf from the private 3rd floor balcony. 3rd floor guest bedroom has a queen bed, flat screen TV, private bathroom and balcony overlooking the Seacrest neighborhood. 2nd floor bedroom has 2 twin beds great for kids. Includes plenty of closet space, flat screen TV, and private balcony. 1st floor consists of a large in law suite with 2 queen beds, private bath, kitchenette (mini fridge, ice maker, sink, microwave). Also, it includes a hot tub (one of five homes with hot tubs in Seacrest) just outside on the bottom deck.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a binder with many of the local restaurant menus, local attractions, etc. We also provide a starter pack of bottled water and a candy dish (our family likes to cheat the diet while at the beach) so we would like to make you feel at home just like one of the family.


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Graceland by the Sea-Close To Beach Front Row On 30A, Private Hot Tub, Gulf View
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Graceland by The Sea lives up to it's name

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful week for my family and brother's family over Fall Break. The house was in a great location to the beach, pool, and for entering/exiting the neighborhood (there are a lot of streets to get lost on). The house comes with so any beach supplies, a pantry stocked with spices and oil, and to top it off a fridge with a variety of condiments. Brandon Hicks (home owner) was so kind and helpful as our trip drew near. We were facing Nate (tropical storm/possible hurricane) the weekend we arrived and as you can imagine that is not how you want to start the week. Brandon was so gracious to allow us an extra day in our week due to poor weather conditions at the start. I was so anxious about poor weather the whole stay, and this was a blessing to think we could get an extra day of nice weather. Nate ended up not being a threat, it only rained one day and the weather was beautiful the rest of the week.

I highly recommend Graceland by The Sea for all families.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank your family again for choosing to stay at Graceland by the Sea this last week. We ran into a little hiccup with Hurricane Nate but I am glad that we were able to accommodate your situation with some extra time to make up for the nasty start to the weekend and I am glad to see that the weather rebounded quickly for the remainder of your trip. Also, thank you for your kind words regarding your stay, we really try to make it seem like you are home while on vacation by providing simple necessities like the spices, oils, etc. mentioned above. As for location, you are correct, we like to think that our positioning makes it easier to enter & exit such a large neighborhood with ease plus we are just a short walk to both the pool and beach. Lastly, please keep us in mind for future visits to the 30A area, we would love to have you back again in the near future. Seacrest Beach along with the neighboring western end of 30A has many upgrades and new projects underway for 2018! Thanks again and best regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Winfield, IL

Excellent location! Perfect home! Incredible amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Let me begin by saying that all previous positive reviews are accurate. The location is excellent. Seacrest is a gorgeous area. This house is ideally located walking distance between a beautiful set of pools (at least 4) and the beach. Catching the tram to go to the beach (ideal for those who aren’t “walkers” or those who have little ones with toys, etc.) is extremely easy and convenient (both directions). The house itself is amazing. All bedrooms, including the one on the main floor, are set apart from each each other and the great room, where everyone can gather. The bedrooms and closets are spacious. It is so comfortable including the beds, the layout, and the many, many amenities. The views from the various balconies are beautiful and private. Parking is easy – right in front of the house. Accessing the house is simple, via your own personal code, so you never have to worry about carrying or losing a key. There are many books, dvds, games, and pool/beach toys for your entertainment. Last, but definitely not least, Brandon was extremely accommodating – far beyond what anyone would expect. He has anticipated your every need, and literally does everything possible to make your stay incredible! We stayed for only three nights – it wasn’t enough! I highly recommend Graceland by the Sea!

There are so many good choices for eating and shopping. Definitely try Grits & Grind for breakfast (walking distance), Crabby Steve’s for lunch (on and accessible only from the beach), and Cuvee 30A for dinner (short drive).

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kitty, Thank you so much for the glowing review, I am glad that we were able to provide your family with an enjoyable stay (3 nights are definitely too short so we need to have you back again, lol). I really appreciate you referencing the location because it can sometimes be tough to explain our central positioning in the neighborhood so your review really breaks down the distance for the pool, restaurants, beach, etc. Glad to see that you made great choices on dining, Cuvee 30A, G&G, and as always, Crabby Steve's never disappoints. Once again, thank you for choosing Graceland by the Sea and please be sure to keep us in mind for future visits to the area! Best Regards, Brandon
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Great location. Great layout. Owner is great to communicate with

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this house right on 30A. The house is directly across the street from beach access. We went with 4 couples from church and the layout was perfect. You walk in on the lower level to a bedroom (2 queen beds) with a private bathroom and kitchenette. It was great to be able to have our "own" space away from everyone when we wanted it. You go up the stairs to the main level and there is another bedroom with 2 twin beds and the kitchen and living area. The upstairs had the 2 remaining bedrooms... a queen room and a king. 4 bedrooms and 4 baths was the perfect set-up for our group.

The kitchen was well equipped. There was a Public not far from the house and many shops and restaurants.

We enjoyed our stay and if we are back in the area, we would most definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate you choosing Graceland by the Sea for your couples getaway. Please keep us in mind for future visits to 30A, we would love to have you and your friends back again in the near future. Once again, thank you and best regards! Brandon Graceland by the Sea
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Nashville, Tennessee

It Was Everything

  • 5 of 5

Nothing overlooked here, and this was the first place (finally) that we said we definitely want to stay here again. The location was superb. So to not be "on the beach", it was closest to it. The house is 140 steps from the pool. Yes, I know I'm a dork. I counted my steps. If you don't wanna walk, you can bike for about 45 seconds to get there. At first I thought I might not care for the master bedroom being on the 3rd floor, but 1. I needed the exercise walking up the steps and 2. The bedroom was huge. Each room had enough closet space for ALL of your needs. Each bathroom already had the toiletries. What? They already had curling irons, y'all. The pantry was filled with any spice I would need, and flour and sugar. There was not a single utensil or item that wasn't included for baking, grilling, cooking, frying, smoothie-ing, etc. They had beach chairs, and several of those boards that fly up and hit you in the nose if you lose control of it in the ocean. The boys enjoyed those. Anyway, this is the place you want to stay in Seacrest. It's a few minutes to the little round about place, and it's a 10 minute bike ride to the new Hub. You'll love it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to spend your vacation with us at Graceland by the Sea. I really appreciate your kind words regarding the amenities that we try to offer to set us apart from just a cold rental. It is quite hard to explain the location and the proximity to the pool & beach by just looking at a map so I am glad you spoke of the walk and bike time as well. I love to hit the 2nd floor candy dish and a long list of restaurants pretty hard while I am in town so I need that Master BR workout as well, lol. Once again, thank you for choosing Graceland and please keep us in mind on your next visit to 30A. Best Regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Great location. Brandon is very helpful

  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to spend your family's vacation with us at Graceland by the Sea. Please keep us in mind for future visits to the 30A area. Best Regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Flowery Branch,Ga

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and beautiful! We had a great week and enjoyed the seacrest area

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation with us at Graceland by the Sea. We really enjoyed having you this last week! I appreciate your kind words regarding the property and we hope to have your family back again in the near future. Best Regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bay County International Airport PCB, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shades at the Loop
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Troon Golf's Camp Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
George's of Alys Beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Beaches of South Walton (Seacrest Beach)

Graceland by the Sea is located on the hottest and most talked about area of the Emerald Coast. The Beaches of South Walton better known as 30-A are made up of 15 individual communities each forming a different personality since the inception. Seacrest is best known for its central location between Rosemary Beach and the more recent build out of Alys Beach. It boast the highest sand dunes along 30-A and it includes the Deer Lake State Park for all of you nature lovers. Our home is one of the largest homes and best located rentals in all of Seacrest. It sits directly on 30-A which allows for beautiful sunsets and ocean views with only a short 200 yard stroll to the beach. A private beach shuttle is provided as well, just a phone call away and they pick you up right at your front door. Our home is located even closer to the legendary 12,000 square foot Seacrest Pool. There are over 15 top notch restaurants within walking distance to Graceland by the Sea. I have made numerous trips where my car never moved out of the driveway. Along with the fantastic dining options, there are tons of options when it comes to specialty shops, clothing retailers, etc. Seacrest is positioned almost in the middle of Panama City Beach and Destin. PCB is a short 15-20 min. drive while Destin takes closer to 30 mins. to navigate. There are numerous activities in the Panama City area such as Pier Park, Gulf World, Shipwreck Island Water Park, and a never ending list of deep sea or inshore fishing charters. Destin has many draws as well including the Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Outlet Center, and the newly constructed Harbor Walk Village. Both PCB and Destin are great but once you make a visit to 30-A, you will see why this hidden gem is now the main attraction on the Gulf Coast. Currently, there is new construction of a shopping development in the Inlet Beach area called 30Avenue. This will be less than 2 minutes from our home. There is another shopping center that adjoins Seacrest North. It was recently purchased by a new development and they have done an excellent job bringing in a wide selection of small kiosk style shopping hubs ranging from a bagel shop to a high end doggy boutique, even a small pub with a great courtyard (includes a great splash pad for the kids while you relax). Take in a wine tasting at Rosemary, maybe a late night movie with the kids at the Alys Beach outdoor area or just sit back and listen to the music at the Seacrest pool. As you can see, there is no wrong answer.


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £190.6
Property Damage Insurance £44.98

Garage and 3rd floor owner’s closet are locked out to renters.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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