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'Gone Gulfing' Private Pool/Spa, 4 Ensuite Bedrooms, Great Reviews!

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,304 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 large bedrooms each with it's own full bath, one half bath. Sleeps 11

Turn off Penny Lane onto Abbey Road to this professionally decorated 'Fab 4' bedroom, 4 ½ bath home located in the private gated community of Coastal Grove. You are just steps from the sugar white sands of Santa Rosa Beach. Ed Walline Beach Park public beach access is less than a 5 minutes stroll and is equipped with bathrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables, and grills with a lifeguard protected beach. Or just step out your back door to the beautifully landscaped, private heated pool and huge 8 person spa exclusively for use by you and your guests. Please note pool and spa heat are optional for an additional fee. Pool heat is not available in December or January. Lounge by the outdoor fireplace during cool fall and winter evenings. Dine at the 10 seat outdoor dining table by the pool.

This home, 'Gone Gulfing', was built in 2007 and is full of top end upgrades such as granite countertops, stainless kitchen appliances, top quality Kohler fixtures, crown molding and 9 foot ceilings throughout and travertine tile on the first floor and in all the bathrooms. Original artwork by a popular local watercolorist is featured throughout the house. All bedrooms feature luxury hotel quality mattresses.

Living Areas: The open floor plan kitchen, dining and family room are great gathering places for your gang. Some might be hanging out in the family room enjoying the 70” high definition, internet connected flat screen TV while others prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. You might also choose to rustle up some nice steaks or grill a fresh catch on the Weber charcoal grill or high end gas grill out back. Cool off from those hot days with a refreshing Margarita for the adults or a fruit smoothie for the kids with the automatic Margarita machine.

The dining room features a large table for dining or playing games in the evening with the whole crew. Or catch a quick meal at the three seat breakfast bar by the kitchen. The sofas in the family room provide seating for 5. The washer and dryer are on this floor as well. One of the sofas accommodates a bed height air mattress that slips into the sofa for extra sleeping accommodations for 2 guests.

The Bedrooms: There are two master suites and two bedrooms with full bath. The 2nd floor John Lennon master suite has a walk-in shower and granite double sink vanity. The 3rd floor Paul McCartney master suite has a whirlpool tub and granite double sink vanity. Both the 2nd floor George Harrison room and the 3rd floor Ringo Starr room have a full bathtub shower. All bathrooms have travertine tile. All bedrooms have hotel quality mattresses. All four bedrooms feature a king size bed. Or, if you prefer, any bedroom can be re-configured with two Twin XL beds. All bedrooms are equipped with 42” flat screen HDTVs. The two master suites are equipped with Keurig K-cup coffee makers to get you going in the morning. Each bedroom opens to a teak rocking chair equipped balcony. Enjoy the sea breezes and relax on your balcony with a cup of coffee and catch up on your email or the news before starting the day. Listen from any balcony and you’ll probably hear those relaxing gulf sounds.

There are also 2 portable Frontgate EZ beds that set up in minutes to a twin size bed-height air mattress that can be used in any of the 4 bedrooms. Cut and paste this link in your browser to see how the beds work. https://youtu.be/NGF1XMfU400

The Area: Gulf Place is just across the street and offers several restaurants, an artist colony, live music many nights, boutique shopping, bike rentals, even a pharmacy in case you get a little sunburned on the beach. Stop by the coffee shop for a cup of coffee in the morning or ice cream in the evening. There is easy access to the 19 mile paved Rte 30–A bike trail to allow you to explore all the unique communities along the 30-A corridor from Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach to Rosemary Beach to name a few as well as the natural setting of parks and dune lakes.

Come on over. Enjoy the sounds, the art, the comfort. Take your coffee over for a morning stroll on the beach. We’d love to make your vacation something special.

More Details

Owner
Trudy Davidson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Trudy Davidson

I like people and I like to entertain. And I also dream of escaping our cold Pennsylvania winters and living at the beach...someday. So having a great beach home to share with others ticks all my boxes. I get to deal with nice folks looking forward to a great vacation at a beautiful beach. Our wonderful property managers and I get to host our guests and we do everything we can to make sure each guest's stay is the best it can be. It is very gratifying when we receive a 5 star review from a happy guest that has just stayed at our house. And then there is always the dream of living by the beach...someday.

Trudy Davidson purchased this house in 2011

Why Trudy Davidson chose South Walton

When you come to the beach, you want to feel like you are at the beach. You don't want to stay in house that looks like it could be in your neighborhood at home. This home has the beach house look and vibe. This home is close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment but still secluded and private. We just love to sit out or dine by the pool and listen to music without feeling like we are disturbing anyone.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home as soon as we saw it. So close to the beautiful beach and a beach access complete with bathrooms, showers and picnic tables. Access to the beach is easy with no steps to take to get down to the beach as there are in many other route 30a communities. It is a couple minute walk to Gulfplace Resort and it's free concerts, restaurants and shops. Close to everything but tucked back off the road so you feel you are in your own private secluded oasis with your private pool and spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The owner took great care of us! We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful house.
Apr 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2304 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 1st floor Powder Room - Toilet , Travertine floor, Pedestal Sink
    John Lennon Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double Vanity, Travertine floor, granite countertop
    Paul McCaartney Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Double Vanity, Travertine floor, granite countertop
    George Harrison Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , travertine floor, granite countertop
    Ringo Starr Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , travertine floor, granite countertop
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Wash off from the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • John Lennon Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be configured as 2 Twin XL beds
    Paul McCartney Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be configured as 2 Twin XL beds
    George Harrison Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be configured as 2 Twin XL beds
    Ringo Starr Suite - 2 Single Bed , Can be configured as a king bed
  • The 2nd floor John Lennon master suite has a walk-in shower and granite double sink vanity. The 3rd floor Paul McCartney master suite has a whirlpool tub and granite double sink vanity. Both the 2nd floor George Harrison room and the 3rd floor Ringo Starr room have a full bathtub shower. All bathrooms feature travertine tile. All bedrooms have hotel quality mattresses. All four bedrooms feature a king size bed. Or, if you prefer, any bedroom can be re-configured with two Twin XL beds. All bedrooms are equipped with 37” or 42” flat screen HDTVs. The two master bedrooms are equipped with Keurig K-cup coffee makers to get you going in the morning. Each bedroom opens to a teak rocking chair equipped balcony. Enjoy the sea breezes and relax on your balcony with a cup of coffee and catch up on your email or the news before starting the day.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 19 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Make restaurant quality Margaritas or smoothies for the kids with the fully automatic Margarita machine. 70 inch high definition LED LCD TV in the family room and 37' or 42' LED LCD TVs in each bedroom. All but one of the TVs are internet connected to allow instant viewing of Netflix movies as well as other online content. Netflix subscription movies are included! Choose to play a favorite music artist, album or over 9 millions songs via the Sonos music system with Napster subscription. Enjoy the fully fenced, outdoor heated pool and spa right out your back door. After a dip, relax on the 4 chaise lounges or outdoor sofa/daybed. Dine at the 10 seat outdoor dining table on the meal you cooked on the Weber kettle grill or professional gas grill with searing burner.

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'Gone Gulfing' Private Pool/Spa, 4 Ensuite Bedrooms, Great Reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and backyard with pool is a paradise. So many nice touches provided by Rick and Trudy! Wonderful to have met them. Our family vacation couldn't have been better. We swam, grilled, sat by the fire, enjoyed the cabana and the Sonos music. We hope to be back. 😊�

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's wonderful! You spent an entire week making family memories that will be cherished for years to come. Thank you for allowing us to help you with that! We are thrilled that your family enjoyed the amenities that Gone Gulfing has to offer. We sure hope you come back. It was certainly a pleasure meeting you. Take care, Rick and Trudy
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5

We loved the house!! The pool/hot tub/back yard are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Trudy and Rick are really the best to rent from! They were quick to respond to any questions, and very accommodating. The house has everything you could possibly need or want! We were two families with a combination of 6 kids and 4 adults. The bedrooms and sleeping arrangements were perfect for our group! The home is very nice, very clean and well equipped. I would absolutely recommend renting this home to any group of our size. The backyard set up is truly amazing! They have bicycles, beach chairs, pool toys and everything you could possibly need or want. We never got tired of waking up to that backyard! The beach is super close to walk to. Thank for your hospitality! We hope to rent this home again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Rick and I are thrilled that Gone Gulfing played a major part in your fun vacation. We strive to provide just the right setting for good times and a backdrop for making wonderful family memories. We enjoyed meeting your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to write a terrific review. We hope to see you again soon! Take care, Rick and Trudy
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Beautiful home with fabulous pool, a short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Everything we possibly needed was in this house including plenty of beach items we weren't able to travel with. We spent most of our time at the pool and the cabana with music system was fabulous. Adults and kids alike had a wonderful vacation. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's wonderful! We love hosting families making memories. So glad everyone had a great time and you enjoyed your time at our home. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Rick and Trudy
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Great Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Rick and Trudy were great to work with. They were so welcoming and their hospitality made our vacation even better. The house was wonderful. It was so clean and the kitchen was so well stocked. Probably the best dishes, pans, utensils we've ever used in a rental. The bedrooms and bathrooms were so nice and roomy. The backyard was probably our favorite part. So much privacy and we loved the pool and spa. The location was perfect. So close to the beach and the stores and restaurants. You won't be disappointed if you rent this house. We plan on coming back. Thanks RIck and Trudy for a wonderful vacation. A+++++

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's awesome! I'm glad your family had a great experience. I love to cook, even on vacation, so I appreciate a well stocked kitchen when I go away. It was important to us to make sure our guests would be all set if they chose to cook. To your point, there are several great restaurants within walking distance if cooking on vacation isn't your thing. It was so nice to finally meet your family. Rick and I are thrilled that Gone Gulfing provided you with the amenities and location for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. I look forward to seeing your name again! Best, Rick and Trudy
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5

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the beach in this home. We've rented many homes in several states and this is definitely one of our favorites. The owners are super pleasant to work with and were very responsive. We had one minor issue with the pool remote not working and Rick was over very quickly to resolve it. The pictures are accurate and as others have stated, the home is very well stocked - umbrellas, flashlights, starter amenities, cleaning supplies, trash bags, coffee, spices, ziplocks, saran wrap, foil, bathroom spray, hand soap...the list goes on and on. It was very nice not to have to bring/purchase these items for our trip, particularly since we brought my husband's hybrid car which doesn't hold much :). We only went to the beach 3 days of our week, but spent many hours in the pool and spa. Well worth the $ for the heat. We cooked several complete meals, including roasting hot dogs and s'mores over wood in the outdoor fireplace. Grilled out on the gas grill (nice to have option of gas or charcoal). They even had charcoal, lighters, etc.! The beds were VERY comfortable and I slept more than I had in a very long time.

The walk to the beach as shown in Trudy's video is very short. We drove one day and took the awesome wagon another. A local told us "now THAT is a wagon!". Our five year old enjoyed the ride in it. We visited all of the restaurants at Gulf Place. Pizza was good and reasonably priced at Pizza by the Sea. Coffee and donuts were pretty good from the coffee house (no longer Lucille's). The bartender at the caribbean restaurant was great. The Perfect Pig...well...wasn't so perfect at least at breakfast. We won't visit it again. My favorite place was the Deep South Market. I spent a ton each day in that little shop! They have wine, sandwiches, snacks, gift items, gelato, etc. The "hit" for us was Chanticleer Eatery (not walkable). It is outstanding and reasonably priced. The pork rind nachos are out of this world (Rick - I think they beat Local Catch's - we tried theirs, too!!).

Weather couldn't have been more beautiful! High 70s, low humidity, and only rained two times (overnight). The street is very private and several days we were the only ones renting around us. Felt sorry for the renters next door (different owners) who couldn't get in their home for several hours well past check-in time! It made me appreciate Rick and Trudy even more! All in all a great stay and a lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful, thorough review. First, congrats on supporting the hybrid culture. We have one as well. You're right, not a lot of cabin space but the MPG is awesome! Rick and I are so glad you enjoyed our home and the area. You've given us some places to check out. Chanticleer has been on our list or a while. Now I need to bump it up to the top. There are so many great places to eat it's tough to get to all of them. I didn't even know Perfect Pig served breakfast. We've had terrific dinners there. Deep South is a fun place to shop. They are a new addition to Gulf Place. It was such a pleasure meeting you. We sure hope to have you back again sometime! Thanks again for taking the time to write a review! Best, Rick & Trudy
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Awesome Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Gone Gulfing home and we loved it again. Can't say enough great things about this property, the amenities and also of Trudy and Rick that are always so helpful. The beach and location are great as well. Would definitely consider coming back again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled that you came back to us! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We truly appreciate that. We've worked with both families in your travel group over your last two vacations with us and you are all such a pleasure. So glad we got to meet you this time around. Thanks for staying at Gone Gulfing and we look forward to a return trip! Take care, Rick & Trudy
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Location

Car: recommended

Our location in Santa Rosa beach, avoids the high rise condo forests of Destin and Panama City Beach and the resulting crowded beaches and roads. Instead you have buildings no higher than 4 stories, and 2 lane roads that easily accommodate the traffic. There is easy access to the 19 mile paved Rte 30–A bike trail to allow you to explore all the unique communities along the 30-A corridor from Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach to Rosemary Beach to name a few as well as the natural setting of parks and dune lakes.

But less crowded does not mean you give up amenities. Gulf Place is just across the street and offers several restaurants, an artist colony, cozy bar with live music many nights, boutique shopping, and bike rentals.

If shopping is your thing, shops ranging from quaint boutique shopping to large outlet malls are a short drive away. How about some great golf or world class fishing? They are all within a 30 minute drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Rosa 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
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,804
for 7 nights
£3,804
 
 
Fall 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,376
for 3 nights
From
£383
£2,526
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£652
for 2 nights
From
£213
£1,504
 
 
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,696
for 7 nights
£2,696
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,633
for 7 nights
£3,633
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £383.75
Cleaning Fee £203.39 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Spring and Summer season stays must begin and end on a Saturday.
Optional Fee of $30/day if pool heating is desired. For November and February, pool heat fee is $60/day.
Pool heat not available in December and January.
Optional Fee of $20/day if spa heating is desired. For November through February, spa heat fee is $30/day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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