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Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside

Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside


Property Details

Updated: May 3, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), , (Sleeps 6-9), 3 Baths

Note: Special Rate does not apply to previously booked vacations.

Our beach house, named Muriel's Grove, is in a highly preferred location that is absolutely wonderful for a vacation. It has all the beauty and amenities of Seaside but at considerable $$ savings.

The beaches in this area, 'America's Most Beautiful,' are fabulous! Bordered by high sand dunes, the beach is wide with sugar white sand, and the warm water is emerald green.

Muriel's Grove is close to the beach (200 yards/3 to5 minute walk) and right next door to a large, beautiful swimming pool. It is in the very popular 'Grove by the Sea' community, a quiet and relaxing neighborhood of lovely seaside cottages nestled in a grove of magnolias and pine trees, that includes tennis, a children's play area, two swimming pools, and walking/biking paths.

Decorated in light, bright colors with a beach cottage theme, the house is beautifully furnished. There are hardwood floors throughout, and all the rooms have French doors that open to decks and the tropical paradise outside. Plantation shutters on the windows provide a wonderful sense of southern charm. Muriel's Grove is a special house that you will simply fall in love with.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped, and the dining area has seating for 11. On the first floor, there is one bedroom (two twin beds) and a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. Upstairs are two bedrooms (king bed, queen bed), and a studio room (full sized futon) that can be used as an extra bedroom if needed.

Safe, off road trails and sidewalks (perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, and biking) provide easy access to the many wonderful nearby recreational areas. Grayton Beach (4 miles), Grayton Beach State Park (2.5 miles), Point Washington State Forest (1.5 miles), Deer Lake State Park (3.5 miles) and Camp Creek Golf Club (5 miles) are just minutes away. The architecturally famous town of Seaside is just 0.9 mile away; you'll love its many colorful homes, small shops, and restaurants. Throughout the year, you can enjoy the many scheduled free events that Seaside has to offer.

Early risers can enjoy spectacular sunrises and the wide open space at the beach. Better yet, change the routine - sleep in, open the French doors, and listen to the birds outside. After a late breakfast, build sandcastles, swim and play with the kids, or take a walk on the beach down to Seaside. Enjoy lunch outside on the picnic table in the woods, or take a nap in our hammock and chairs beneath the pines and magnolia next to the pool.

You won't want to miss the fabulous sunsets either! In the evenings you can grill fresh seafood outside on the gas grill or just cook spaghetti for the kids. Enjoy dinner with your entire group seated at our large dining table as you share the day's activities with each other. After dinner walk or bike to Seaside and treat everyone to ice cream...or take a dip in the pool, and then relax on the wraparound decks under the ceiling fans as you listen to the sounds of the surf and woods. Later yet, go to the beach, lie on your back, and look at the stars.

WOW!--it doesn't get any better!!!

Keywords: Family Friendly rental cottage

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Jim and I both retired to the Grove by the Sea in the fall of 2003. Our permanent residence is just 50 yards away from Muriel's Grove, so we are available in a moment's notice should any problems occur during the rental season.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We all really enjoyed our stay at Muriel's grove for spring break. Everything was perfect & we really appreciated the extras you provided.

You have 2 lovely homes & I can see why you decided to make it your permanent residence!

Not sure what our plans are for next year, but will let you know if it's in Seagrove.
Mar 2014
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9 Reviews

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Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside
+1 -8505024266
Grove by the Sea Seagrove Beach

Great Spring Break Location!

  • 5 of 5
We spent our Spring Break week at Muriel's Grove and could not have been more pleased!! It is a great location! We enjoyed using the pool right next door, walking to the beach, riding our bikes around the neighborhood and up and down 30A, and eating at the cute restaurants close by! Debbie was extremely helpful from the beginning with not only recommendations but also with anything we might have needed in regards to the house or making our vacation better. Would highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable, easy-going vacation spot with or without kids. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Cyndi,
We loved meeting your family and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. You were the perfect match for MG. Thanks for taking such good care of our home.
Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside
+1 -8505024266
Grove by the Sea Seagrove Beach

Excellent home and location!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in Muriel's Grove was wonderful. The house was nicely equipped and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare some of our favorite shrimp dishes. The beach was very close, a few minutes walk. We were also in walking distance to Sea Side. Seven people stayed nicely in this two story 3 bedroom home, plus the futon area on the 2nd floor. We were very fortunate to have found this lovely home and look forward to returning next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside
+1 -8505024266
Grove by the Sea Seagrove Beach
Cordova, TN

Everything was clean, beautiful and cozy

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week staying at Muriel's Grove. The house had everything we needed for 5 adults and a toddler. The beach was a short walk from the house and the pool was literally next door. We hated to leave and look forward to returning. Thanks Debbie, the house was as you have portrayed it!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am sorry we were out of town and did not get to meet you and your family. AND I owe you a big apology for not having the baby equipment put out before we left town. We hope you will come back to Muriel's Grove.
Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside
+1 -8505024266
Grove by the Sea Seagrove Beach
Oak Ridge TN

Grove by the Sea, "What a place to stay".

Grove by the Sea, "What a place to stay".
  • 5 of 5
This is the third and definitely not the last time for us to stay here. Wonderful location and great owners. A few short steps to the pool and a few more to the beach. Close to several great places to eat or several markets if you decide to eat in and use the full stock kitchen. Bring your bikes or rent one near by. Highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks...we love having repeat guests.
Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside
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Grove by the Sea Seagrove Beach

Muriel's Grove

Muriel's Grove
  • 5 of 5
My family visits FL often and this was the most comfortable, well-equipped house we have rented. It was peaceful, wonderful location for all of us, children loved the bike rides in the grove and the pool. Adults liked having two areas for sitting rooms/watching TV's and areas for reading. House was bright and cheery and very clean. There were three adults and two children in our party and we all had our own space. Would highly recommend for any age group.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We appreciate your comments. One of the things we think is most important is that the house is always super clean. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you back at MG.
Special: June 7-14 for $2300 (incl. beach service); near Seaside
+1 -8505024266
Grove by the Sea Seagrove Beach

Great Family Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
We loved Muriel's Grove! We would definitely return to this property and highly recommend it! The house is very comfortable, well stocked and the location can not be beat. It's decor is "beachy"with fun bright colors. It sits on a large shaded and nicely landscaped lot right next to a swimming pool in the most charming quiet neighborhood. Best of all, we found it to be a very quick walk to the amazing beach (about 5 minutes). Seaside action is minutes away and walkable.
The owners were wonderful to work with and the home is as pictured. The wrap around porches were charming, the gas grille appreciated and beds were comfortable. Our adult kids enjoyed the neighborhood tennis court and we rented bikes while we were there too. The surrounding area is great for biking. The whole area around there is the best, and believe me we checked everything out!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We vacationed in this area for many of the years that we lived in Birmingham. Thinking that our kids, who are beach lovers, would always find a way to come visit us here at the beach. we planned to retire to Muriel's Grove. Instead we built our permanent home in the same neighborhood so that we could continue to share Muriel's Grove with families who love the beach as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Panama City at 25 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Seaside Nearest Point of Interest : Publix Car: not necessary

Area: Our beach house is in a section of the Northwest Florida Panhandle and Gulf of Mexico referred to as the Emerald Coast and The Beaches of South Walton. The beaches in this area are rated 'America's most beautiful'. Here you will find beautiful open beaches with sugar white sand, dramatic sand dunes, warm emerald colored water, fabulous sunsets, and a golf and bikers paradise.

Muriel's Grove is located in the very popular Grove by the Sea community which is 0.9 mile east of downtown Seaside and midway between Destin and Panama City, Florida.


From $257 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Summer Special
May 24 2015 - May 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 31 2015 - Aug 8 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 9 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Oct 25 2015 - Nov 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015/New Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Cleaning fees are included in weekly rates
A seoparate $300 refundable damage deposit is required
Cleaning fees are NOT included in 3 night minimum rates.
A 11.5% state and local tax will be added to the rental rate.
Summer weekly rentals (May 24-Sept 5) include beach service set up of 1 umbrella and 2 beach chairs.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Updated: May 3, 2015


From the Owner

We love going to Seaside's Modica Market in for coffee and a muffin during our morning walks. You can park your car and ride bikes to just about anywhere on 30A. Our personal favorite is sitting on the porch with our morning coffee while listening to the birds in one of the most peaceful settings along 30A..

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 (1st floor) - combination tub/shower, 1st floor
  • Master Bath 2 - combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs Bath 3 - shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sized sofa sleeper
  • Loft at top of stairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, This bedroom has a large walk in closet.


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • CD/DVD Player, Hammock & Outside Chair Area, Adirondack chairs on wraparound porches. Outside Picnic Table, Hot and Cold water outside shower, Pack 'n' Play/sheets, Portable bed rail, Booster Seat and Highchair available

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