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Less than 300 yards to ocean! Offers Lake, Pools, Nature Trails & Free bikes!


Property Details

Updated: Jul 24, 2016
Two story townhome, 1.200 sqft., 2 BR, 2.5 BA, Sleeps Seven

Thanks for visiting. Our property was just renovated in the Fall of 2015. That included a new Beauty Rest Pillow Top mattress in the master, all new stainless appliances, new paint, furniture and décor in several rooms etc. (See pictures!)


1st Floor

Living Room:

Sofa and loveseat, TV/VCR, movie library, Stereo/Cassette/CD Player, adjoining secluded porch with table and chairs.

Dining Room:

Dining table with seating for six. Seating for two more at the bar. Utility room with full-size washer and dryer.


Fully-equipped with new stainless appliances. Half bath off kitchen area.

2nd Floor

Master Bedroom:

Queen-size Beauty Rest Pillow Top bed, carpet, ceiling fan, TV, adjoining balcony with furniture and full private bathroom.

Guest Bedroom:

Full-size bed and double futon bunk bed (two on bottom, one on top), TV/DVD, carpet, ceiling fan, adjoining balcony with chairs and table, full bathroom just outside in hall.


Only 250 yards from beach. 150 yards tone of two pools, two tennis courts, nature, bike, and fitness trails, a basketball hoop, and a secluded lake with picnic area. We also supply complimentary beach equipment, adult bikes, and a reading/video library.

If condos were restaurants, Inspired by Nature at Cassine Gardens would be that quaint favorite place you would only tell best friends about because you wouldn’t want crowds to follow.

Two bedrooms and two full baths upstairs and everything else downstairs; all the basics are covered including several TVs, DVD/VCR/CD player, a sound system, washer and dryer, etc. That’s nice, but you also have the niceties of: adult bicycles, beach chairs, a video and reading library, and fun mosaic art everywhere.

Enter the front door under a magnificent magnolia. You can walk through to the back porch or climb stairs to either of the second story balconies if you’re ready to sit and enjoy the nature sanctuary. You can almost touch the trees within the cypress grove as they whisper more quietly than pines.

Ferns and grapevine almost hide the tiny footbridge, which is part of the nature and fitness trails winding through the established community. Less than a block behind #128 is one of two community pools, and tennis courts.

Nearby, hidden within the cypress groves, is a beautiful stocked lake and several secluded picnic areas. If you’re more the beach type, head out the front door. A nearby narrow path takes you directly across the road to the bright sands and shimmering waters of the Gulf.

The kitchen has clean fresh surfaces and is fully-equipped. The living area and bedrooms are comfy and colorful with tasteful artistic décor throughout. The furniture is funky and casual chic including whitewashed cabinets and tables, overstuffed chairs, sofas, and comforters. Big blue rugs warm up the tile floors.

At Cassine Gardens #128 it’s hard to know if it’s the unique area, quick access to the Gulf, the numerous outdoor activities, or the most unusual creative mix of décor within. You may not be able to put your finger on the answer, but anybody with a speck of fun in them will enjoy trying when they stay at Inspired by Nature in Cassine Gardens.

We also own another townhome that can be rented with this property. It is Poolside Serenity. It is approximately 100 yards from this property and is VRBO ad number 802171. Please ask for details. Discounts may apply.

Keywords: kid friendly, fishing, hiking, nature, beach, ocean, townhome, condo

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Thank you for visiting our website.

My wife Anne and our son, Quinton, purchased Inspired by Nature in 1997. My wife and I live in South Bend, IN. Our son lives in Charlotte, NC. We have come to love Seagrove Beach and Cassine Gardens so much that we purchased a second property, a beach home in Cassine in 2005. If you are part of a large group, and need two properties, or our townhome is rented please check out our beach home on VRBO. Our home is property number 223454.

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the stay, the location, the amenities the value of your condominium . You were right about the fireworks. The most I've ever seen from one place. It seemed you could watch displays from Destin to Panama City from the top of the stairs at the beach access.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Jun 2014
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55 Reviews

based on 55 traveler reviews


Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

a great place to stay on vacation,we enjoyed being near the beach.the condo was just as discribed.a great place to relax, very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first visit to Seagrove and Cassine Gardens. We had an absolutely wonderful time and cannot wait to go back. This townhome was so lovely and accommodated me, my daughter and two granddaughters perfectly! It was sufficiently supplied with everything we needed, nicely decorated and so clean and comfortable and we especially loved the location. Our unit was literally in the woods with trees all around which allowed us to sit outside on one of the two decks and drink our morning coffee without being in the sun. The short walk to the beach was very easy and the white sandy beach and water was absolutely amazing!!! The water was perfectly clear and so blue, we actually felt like we were in the Caribbean instead of the Gulf. The unit was supplied with all the beach gear anyone would ever need including two complimentary bicycles!! We loved walking to some of the local restaurants and Goatfeathers was only a short drive away and was by far our favorite place to eat! The fresh seafood there was so delicious! I just don't think you can do better than this place. Quinton, thank you for sharing your wonderful beach home with us! I have already mentioned how great our stay was and have shared with others how nice you were to work with. We are already looking forward to next year as a repeat and completely satisfied customer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Bang for your Buck on 30A

  • 4 of 5

Lovely condo in older, established community, well maintained in beautiful natural surroundings with great amenities . The private beach access, a short distance away was the ultimate bonus. We had a couple of minor issues that the property manager, Teresa took care of immediately in the most personal way. Quinton, the owner, also followed up with us personally to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The attention and thoughtfulness from both the property manager and owner is what you hope to find at any rental property, but seldom do. We enjoyed our stay, location, proximity to the beach and other places we love and hope to return soon. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in a serene setting while only steps to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great location with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this unit, and it was as wonderful as we remembered. All of the trees make you think you are in a treehouse. There is so much natural light and great outdoor spaces with two upstairs balconies and a downstairs private porch. Two bikes (and even a bicycle pump), two umbrellas for the beach, and numerous beach chairs were provided. We even found a flashlight to use during our way back from the beach when we went to see the fireworks on the 4th of July. We certainly hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you back again. Please let us know when you want to return!! We would welcome the opportunity to have you again.
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This property was as described in the listing. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed out stay at this property. This property is across the street from the beach with gated access to the beach. The walk is approximately 2/10 of a mile. The home provides a rolling carrier for chairs and other items that you would like to take to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay! Let us know if you decide to visit the area again! We would welcome the opportunity to have you again.
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Beautiful townhouse in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our 3 children! Although the weather wasn't perfect, the location & Casine Gardens were! Great service! We checked in early after driving so many hours! The manager was prompt at returning my calls! Fixed the master bathroom toilet within hours of arriving! A very short distance to the ocean! We were able to access all beach equipment which was so nice! Walking distance to Seaside & many great local restaurants! Goat Feathers for fresh seafood! Angelina's pizza was amazing! Cafe 30 A & 723 Whiskey Bar were all close by and excellenct choices! I would highly recommend this area & property! Quiet neighborhood & such a great place to relax! Home was very clean & comfortable! Thank you for the incredible service! Loved every minute!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed the area. We are also glad to hear you appreciated our manager's service level. That is why we hired her years ago. Please do let us know when you want to visit again!
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Seagrove Beach, especially Cassine Gardens. Seagrove was laid back and intent on not becoming commercialized like Destin or Panama City. The beaches were also incredible. The sand is powdery white and the water is an incredible emerald color almost year round. That's probably why the Gulf Coast is regularly included in the Beaches of the Year awards. As for Cassine, it offered a unique beach / serene nature setting. The homes and townhomes are spread throughout a cypress grove so the area is quiet and peaceful. We knew after visiting Seagrove that we had found our second home!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Panama City or Fort Walton Beach at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cafe 30A at 0.25 Miles Nearest Golf : Various at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 98 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Perfect Pig at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Seagrove (250 yards to beach access) at 250 Metres Nearest Point of Interest : Seaview Beach Access Nearest Point of Interest : Seagrove One Beach Access Nearest Point of Interest : Our Other Property Nearest Point of Interest : Entrance to State Park Car: recommended

Miles of nature and fitness trails accessible from property


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.5%

No pets or smoking please. Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age. See contract and policies for further details.

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From the Owner

Cassine offers a serene nature and beach setting. It also offers two pools, two tennis courts, nature and fitness trails and a small lake with a gazebo and grills. As for our unit, we also offer two free adult bikes so that you can enjoy the nearby bike trails and free beach equipment. On top of this, the unit is only 250 yards from the beach access.

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, Private full bath in master
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, Full bath for second bedroom
  • Bathroom three - toilet, Bathroom downstairs
  • Private full bath in master, full bath for second bedroom and half bath downstairs (sink, toilet etc)


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Other (See Description) - 1 baby crib, Baby crib provided, if needed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Private balcony, full bath and queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, 1 twin/ single, Private balcony, full size bed and double futon bunk for (3)
  • New, Beauty Rest Pillow Top mattress in master bedroom. Second bedroom offers double and double futon bunk that can sleep two for up to two on bottom and one on top.


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 3 TVs, 2 DVD players, DSL wireless, Cooking Utensils & Linens provided, 2 Community Pools, Fishing Lake, Picnic Areas, Tennis Courts, Basketball Hoop, Pets & Smoking are Not Allowed

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