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Beachside Chateau w Private Boardwalk: Romantic Getaway or Family-Friendly

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury on the beach AND the lake! 2 Expansive Porches, Private Boardwalk, Spa!

'Chez Fleur' - A touch of France on the Gulf

Literally translated, Chez Fleur means home of the flowers, and that's exactly what you'll find! While, yes, we are the Flowers Family, you'll also find sunflowers in the entryway and sachets of lavender throughout the bedrooms. As my mother used to say, "Nothing welcomes a house guest like a bouquet of flowers." So, welcome to Chez Fleur.

AT A GLANCE:

- ON the beach

- 5.5 bedrooms

- 5.5 bathrooms

- Sleeps 12

- 2 master suites (1 upstairs, 1 downstairs)

- 2 porches overlooking the ocean

- Private boardwalk to the beach

- Well-equipped kitchen, dining, media room, and 2 living spaces

- Amenities include: grill, stand-alone ice maker, spa tub, fireplace

- LUXURY living!

THE DETAILS:

This unique French chateau sits directly on the beach at the mouth of Eastern Lake. It is an architectural treasure tastefully designed with furnishings and artwork comfortably compatible with it's French origin - simply the most romantic beach experience on 30A! From the gated motor court entry you sense your stay in Chez Fleur will be unlike any other beach experience. The incredibly beautiful hand-hewn barn wood floors are the first thing you will notice upon entering. Then look up and your eye is immediately drawn to the ocean view just through the French doors in front of you - heaven!

As soon as you walk in the door, you're transported to another time and place by the breath taking views of the ocean straight through the chateau to the gulf. During temperate climates you may want to leave open the front door and the south side French doors leading to the beach to allow soft cool breezes to flow through - an incredible experience indeed!

The extremely well-equipped kitchen, dining room, living area, laundry and half bath are also on the main level.

The kitchen bodes real marble countertops, a double oven, a gas stovetop, farmhouse sink, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator with freezer (and automatic ice maker), ample storage space for pantry items, and more pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and flat-wear than you could ever need! The laundry room also has a stand-alone ice maker for your use - no need to keep going back to the grocery store for more bags of ice this beach trip!

The living room features comfortable seating, a large flat screen TV/DVD with enhanced sound, a Sonos audio system and a wood burning fire place.

The original hand crafted dining table was designed and produced right on 30A and seats 8 persons with china, stem ware, etc. However, open the French doors, and the main level porch allows dining for four more.

There are two courtyards centrally located on the east and west side of the chateau. The western courtyard connects you to your private boardwalk straight out to the beach. It has a convenient shower/hose station for removing sand before re-entry into the chateau. The western courtyard also features a spa tub with jets (4-6 capacity). Enjoy the 65-104 degree spa all months of the year. Perfect for cooling off in the summer and warming up in the winter!

The eastern courtyard features a 17th century water fountain with al fresco dining opportunities perfect for that morning cup of coffee, and a large deluxe natural gas Weber grill.

You will find the first floor covered porch to be the 'favorite' place to relax in Chez Fleur. Many of our guests say there is no need to venture further once you recline in the cushioned teak chairs, quietly secluded with a book and libation....or just visiting with family and friends. This porch comfortably seats 8 (4 lounge chairs and 4 dining chairs) and has an old teak dining table for any meal, including a romantic evening dinner under the stars with the ocean breeze lulling you into a dream. If you do venture further than the porch, the beach is only steps away, right down your private boardwalk. No steps to climb!

The second floor covered porch, just off the upstairs Master suite, has cushioned chaise loungers for napping or enjoying the breeze without worrying about the sun.

Chez Fleur has three spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the second floor, as well as a fourth bedroom with full bath just steps from its door.

The breathtaking Master Suite spans the entire gulf side with an exquisite covered porch featuring a 180 degree view of the Gulf and the dune lake! The expansive bedroom features a king bed with quality mattress set, generous closet space, flat screen television and DVD player, and all original artwork.

The Master Bath features two pedestal sinks and a luxurious multi-headed shower with boosted water pressure - truly a spiritual experience.

The other two en suite bedrooms on the second level are situated on the northeast and northwest corners of the home both with views of the ocean. There are full dedicated baths (shower/tub) for each. Both bedrooms are large and inviting with generous closet space and flat screen TVs. One features a king and the other a queen bed, both with high quality mattress sets. These bedrooms would be considered 'masters' in most beach rentals based on their size and appointment.

The fourth bedroom is smaller but still roomy with a double bed, armoire chest of drawers and flat screen TV. The dedicated full bath for this bedroom is just 20 feet from the bedroom door across a small hallway.

All upstairs bedrooms have generous views of the beach.

The upstairs reading/sitting room of the house provides a cozy and comfortable space for reading, puzzles, and board games, or just visiting with one another.

The north rooms (motor-court side) on the main level of the home are newly built! What once were garage spaces are now two functional rooms to accommodate more guests in your party: a Master Suite and a Media Room.

The main level Master Suite features a Queen bed with a high quality mattress set, spacious closets, and a flat screen television. Enjoy luxury in the en suite bath's rain shower, that also includes a hand held shower head.

The media room is equipped with a beautiful leather sectional with ample room for movie nights or watching the big game, a large high definition television, and dvd player, as well as a set of bunk beds.

The home is well-equipped with beach chairs and umbrella for beach days, a High Efficiency washer and dryer, and high quality, luxuriously soft linens and towels on the beds and in the bathrooms.

Chez Fleur is located in Seagrove Beach, 4 blocks south of 30a down a dead-end road. Enjoy true peace and quiet in this tranquil home on the beach in a much less populated area. Or, venture to busy Seaside or Rosemary Beach, about 2 miles east or 4 miles west, respectively. Chez Fleur is biking or walking distance from some of the best restaurants, shopping, and attractions on 30A. And during summer months, there is even a free shuttle to take you all the way down 30A and back. Leave your car parked and worries at the door; you're on vacation.

Some of our and our guests favorite restaurants in the area are Cafe 30A, Whiskey Bravo, Old Florida Fish House, George's, Angelina's, and The Surfing Deer. Goatfeathers (30a's best fresh seafood market) and Buddy's Seafood is less than a mile away....so why go fight the crowds when you have the best kitchen/grill set-up on the beach?! Rentals for biking, kayaking, fishing and stand-up paddle boards are all within a half mile. Santa Rosa Golf Club is an excellent 18 hole layout with Gulf views and very reasonable rates and is located just 20-25 minutes west on 30A. Upon your arrival to Chez Fleur, in our Welcome Book, you'll find a vast list of resources for all of the best things to eat, see, and do while during your stay.

Most of the artwork and artisan work throughout the home is original by artists and artisans from France, Morocco and St. Bart's. Many of the pieces are quite old and/or delicate. As you would expect, this aesthetically comfortable chateau is well suited for mature adults. Families with infants and well-behaved children are welcome. However, we will NOT rent to parties hosting weddings, graduations, reunions or similar celebratory occasions.

Chez Fleur is an ideal spot for your anniversary, honeymoon, multi-generation family vacation, retired friends vacation, and mature adult vacation. YES, we are particular, but this is a very special place, and we hope to keep it that way for years to come with proper love and care. We are a family-run home. We enjoy sharing this place with our friends, children, and grandchildren, and we hope you will love it as much as we do. During your stay, the chateau's housekeeping service will check on our guests to assure their needs are being met, and the home is being well-taken care of.

Thank you for looking,

Tom & Loretta Flowers

Columbus, Ga

More Details

Property Manager
Loretta Flowers
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Loretta Flowers

We are from Columbus, Georgia and have always enjoyed going to the Gulf of Mexico for the beach. We enjoy bringing our children and grandchildren here to make family memories.

Loretta Flowers purchased this house in 2013

Why Loretta Flowers chose South Walton

The unique architectural beauty of this home first attracted us. It is certainly not your typical beach home. The French (Provence) character of the home makes it very special. We feel like we are in the South of France without having to get on a plane. The simple but elegant décor (and comfort), much of which we acquired with the chateau, allow our guests to TRULY get away from wherever they spend every other day. A vacation at the beach will never be the same.

What makes this house unique

The front porch...you may never venture further...but if you do, it's an easy stroll down your private boardwalk to the sugar white sands of Seagrove beach and the warm waters of the Gulf!

Amenities

Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No wedding parties, reunions allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet , Downstairs
    King Bedroom's En Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Queen Bedroom's En Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Master Suite's En Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs; Rain shower head & boosted water pressure
    Master Suite's En Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Downstairs; Rain Shower and Hand Held Shower Head
    Double Bedroom's Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs; Steps from the Double Bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Only bedroom downstairs
    Master Suite - 1 king , Upstairs, Includes private balcony
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Upstairs
    King Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
  • 1/2 bedroom twin bunk beds downstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
There are 2 king suites, 2 queen suite and 1 double bedroom with private hall bath. Master suite porch overlooks the gulf with 3 french doors across the front of the house. You may choose to visit one of the many great restaurants in the area or cook in the well appointed kitchen with hi-end appliances. Enjoy your breakfast in the enclosed courtyard by the kitchen as the sun rises over the wall or prepare dinner under the stars on the large Weber gas grill. You can also enjoy these meals on your own gulf front porch!! 2 covered porches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Lake

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Chez Fleur was absolutely amazing! It was the best home we've ever stayed at in 30 years!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved this home. It has just about everything you will ever need. It was clean and so welcoming. We have been coming down here for more than 30 years and this was by far the best ever. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a good time at Chez Fleur. We strive to make everything comfortable and easy for our guests. We look forward to your return to our home. Thank you for your kind review.
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Florence
5

Luxurious Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this house! The beds (so comfy!), bathrooms (great showers), and furniture (especially on the porches!) were all top-notch. We were in Seagrove during high season but Chez Fleur was a peaceful retreat - private and secure for our children and babies. The owners have provided everything you could possibly want for an unforgettable vacation. We especially loved cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Codi, We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed Chez Fleur. We want our guests to feel at home and enjoy the home and all of what 30A has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely, Loretta and Tom
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5

Hands Down Best Beach House Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 nights at Chez Fleur for a family vacation and had a fantastic time! This home is absolutely exquisite, and the owners have thought of everything to make their guests feel right at home (amazing selection of cooking supplies/dishware in kitchen, stand alone ice-maker (so convenient!), huge selection of games and books, beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms with super comfortable beds, etc.). From the minute we walked in the door, we were blown away at how well-appointed this home is - it is decorated to perfection, and there is a breathtaking view from every room! We enjoyed our breakfast and coffee each morning on the gorgeous patio overlooking the ocean, and the sunsets were to die for! Not to mention the fact that the home has its own private boardwalk to the beach - amazing! The owners even had the foresight to have two beach chairs and an umbrella set out for us each day of our stay. And you cannot beat the location - the home is perfectly situated near all of the best restaurants on 30A! We will definitely be back again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your Stay at Chez Fleur and hope you will return.
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5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at Chez Fluer, this home is awesome! The home was Every thing you need and lots more.

We fell in love with the old wood floors, and the master shower was amazing!!! We had never stayed in this area before, and we will definitely be coming back. The owner Mrs. Loretta is very nice and great to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay on 30A and chose to come to Chez Fleur. We try to make our guest comfortable so they will return.
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5

Awesome home - great location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 9 nights at Chez Fluer and had a wonderful time. We have been going to the Destin area for close to 20 years and staying in private homes on or across the street from the beach. We decided to head a little further east and try Seagrove Beach this year. This house was great with beautiful wood plank floors that were very comfortable (plus you don't get the "gritty" feel that you do with the typical tile floors with the sand that can occasionally find its way into the house). The house is warm and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. You are right on the beach, which was active as expected for late July, but it never felt crowded or cramped. In the past we always had to make ice runs daily to keep our coolers full and for making frozen beverages. The ice machine here kept up with our demand and we never had to purchase a single bag of ice our entire stay. You are minutes from Seaside and Rosemary Beach dining and shopping if you desire, but the atmosphere in Seagrove Beach is more chill and not so claustrophobic. Plus the added attraction of Eastern Lake was a fun, unique addition as we would watch people sometimes spend more time in the lake than in the ocean. If you want to be directly on the beach in a beautiful home then this is the place to stay. The owner responded immediately to all requests and was very attentive and helpful. This is a great place to for your next beach getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the same reaction as the other reviewers. Exceeded expectations, photos don't do it justice, the location and the views are spectacular, the home is beautiful yet comfortable and the owner was great to work with. This was one of our best vacations ever and we hope to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Florida Fish House, Bud and Alleys
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Old Florida Fish House, Bud and Alleys (Seaside)
Nearest Beach
Seagrove
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* fish in ocean or lake.

* kayak in ocean or lake.

* swim in ocean or lake.

* ride bikes.

* play golf and tennis.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* walking trails all around.

* ride bikes.

* swim and fish in lake and ocean...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fish, kayak, swim in lake or ocean.

* ride bikes.

* play golf or tennis.

* shopping..

Bring your bicycles, kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, fishing gear, golf clubs or rent them nearby. ...There are bike trails for miles and miles along 30A. Fish, kayak, paddle board in the lake or ocean in front of your own house.

Come enjoy Seaside, Rosemary, Grayton, Watercolor, Alys Beaches and many other communities that 30A has to offer not far from this house. Bike trails will lead you to all of these communities.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Taxes are paid by guest. House cleaning fee is paid by owner. Damage Deposit is paid by guest in addition to rental fees and is refundable within two weeks of end of stay provided there is no damage reported by inspection team.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.