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Owner managed/Close to Beach&Seaside; Fall weeks available at great rates


Property Details

Updated: Oct 1, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s),, (Sleeps 6-9), 3 Baths

Note: Special Rates do 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. Your week (summer only) includes the set up of 2 beach chairs and an umbrella on the beach by a local beach service.

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

Thank you for another great week in your home. The weather was perfect EVERY DAY and we had a blast.

The umbrella and chair service was a very nice surprise. Thanks
May 2015
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13 Reviews

based on 13 traveler reviews

La Grange KY

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Everything was exactly as stated. The owners are near by and were very helpful. The location is perfect. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had a great week and we so appreciated your taking care of the house. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking about renting a house, this is the best!!! Our family had a fantastic

week at the beach. Debbie and her husband are so nice and take care of you so well.

The house is perfect and you feel like you have the pool in your own yard. Great

neighborhood and the kids loved the playground. You can easily walk to the beach,

we took the wagon that Debbie provides and it is such a short walk. Rode bikes everyday

and the sunsets are beautiful. Can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Making memories and offering a care free stay is what we aim for with every guest. We look forward to having you and your family again. Debbie
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Muriel's Grove - don't even know where to begin!! The unit itself is super nice - spacious and has everything you could ever need. The floorplan works really well also! The location was great - so close to the pool - the beach - and all the fun of hanging out at Seaside. The owners were super nice and available for anything we needed (they live in the same neighborhood). The neighborhood felt like home - and so peaceful - literally "hidden away" in a grove - so peaceful. I would 100% stay here again. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved meeting you and your family. Thanks for taking such good care of our cottage during your stay. Making memories and offering a care free stay is what we aim for with every guest. We look forward to having you and your family again.
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Owensboro, KY

Very lovely home! Perfect Perfect Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Muriel's Grove was delightful in every way! The home was beautiful and in excellent condition. The location was fantastic and just a short walk to the beach that even our 3 year old could handle without the use of a stroller or wagon. The owners were very accommodating and provided a high chair and pack n play for our 18 month old. We loved the wrap around porches and that the pool was right next door.

This was a family vacation for us, but the home would also be great for a couples get away. Our family loves the Seagrove/Seaside area and will definitely be back! There are a lot of fun things to do in this area.

A big Thank You to the owners for providing a wonderful home for our family's 2015 vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home is truly a family vacation rental. Many of our guests return from year to year and it has been fun to watch their families grow. We hope that you and your family will be repeat guests.
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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
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.
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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
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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 22 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter 2016
Oct 23 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 21 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/EarlyWinter2017
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning fees are included in weekly rates
A separate $300 refundable damage deposit is required
Cleaning fees are NOT included in 3 night minimum rates.
A 11% state and local tax will be added to the rental rate.
Summer weekly rentals (May 28-Sept 9) include beach service set up of 1 umbrella and 2 beach chairs.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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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