HOUSE ON THE BEACH 5 bedrooms/ 5 1/2 baths
'Chez Fleur' - A TOUCH OF FRANCE Gulf Front... a must see!
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 the beautiful soft palette of wall colors as if Monet had been here before.
Chez Fleur has four bedrooms and four full baths on the second floor. One bedroom and bath on main level. The breath taking Master suite spans the entire gulf side with an exquisite covered porch featuring a 180 degree view of the Gulf and the dune lake....romance awaits! The bedroom is quite large and features a king bed with quality mattress set, generous closet space, flat screen TV/DVD and all original artwork. The Master bath features two sinks and a luxurious multi-headed shower with boosted water pressure...a spiritual experience. There are large bedrooms on the northeast and northwest corners with full dedicated baths (shower/tub) for each. Both bedrooms are large with generous closet space and flat screen TV, 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 with a double bed, armoire, chest of drawers and flat screen TV...this bedroom is very comfortable for a single adult or two young children. The dedicated full bath for this bedroom is across the BR door. ALL bedrooms have generous views of the beach. The upstairs design of the house provides a quaint, but large space for reading and board games easily accommodating 4-6 participants.
There is a bedroom and bath on main level. The first floor features a breath taking entry way from which one can view straight through the chateau to the beach and gulf. During temperate climates you will 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, den area, laundry and half bath are also on this level. The den features comfortable seating, large flat screen TV/DVD with enhanced sound, Sonos audio system and a wood burning fire place. The original hand crafted dining table seats 8 with china, stem ware, etc for 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 (through laundry door ONLY) to 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. The eastern courtyard features a 17th century water fountain, outdoor breakfast seating and a large deluxe natural gas grill (Weber)...PLEASE clean after use. You will find the first floor covered porch to be the 'favorite' place to be at Chez Fleur. Many of our guests say there is no need to venture further once you relax in the cushioned teak chairs, quietly secluded with a book and libation....or just visiting with family and friends. This porch comfortably seats 8 and has an old teak dining table for any meal, including a romantic evening dinner under the stars. The second floor porch has cushioned chaise loungers for napping. You can stroll to the beach down your private boardwalk. No steps to climb!
Chez Fleur is located in Seagrove Beach 4 blocks south of 30a in a less populated area, ~2 miles east of Seaside and ~4 miles west of Rosemary. It is biking or walking distance from many of the area's best restaurants/bistro's, such as Café 30a, Whisky Bravo, Old Florida Fishhouse, George's, Angelina's, The 'V', as well as those actually in Rosemary and Seaside where the crowds gather. Goatfeathers (30a's best fresh seafood market) 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 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.
Most of the artwork and artisan work 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. Infants and WELL-BEHAVED children are welcome. 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 vacations, retired friends vacations and mature adult vacations. YES, we are picky because this is a very special place. The chateau's caretaker (Joe) will check on our guests to assure their needs are being met and they represented themselves honestly at booking. Booking rates are listed on this site. PLEASE do not request discounts during Summer Season. Short and long stays (less/more than 7 nts) will be considered on a case by case basis.
Thank you for looking,
Tom & Loretta Flowers
Words do not do justice to the comfortable elegance of Chez Fleur...it is like a trip to Provence Cote-d'Azur yet with the sugar white sands and teal gulf waters of the Gulf replacing the Mediterranean...at several $$$$'s less
Hands Down Best Beach House Experience!!
Stay at Chez Fleur and hope you will return.
About the Owner
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 porches...you may never venture further...but if you do it's a easy stroll down your private boardwalk to the sugar white sands of Seagrove beach and the warm waters of the Gulf. Just make sure you come back into the chateau through the 'Blue Door' and wash your feet before entering:)
(11 traveler reviews)
Hands Down Best Beach House Experience!!
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!
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.
Awesome home - great location!
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.
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.
Could not have been any more perfect! Lovely home, outstanding views, great location! All the comforts of home...so relaxing! G Johnston
Best Beach Trip In Years!
Chez Fleur was simply amazing! The photos seriously don't do the home justice, it is much larger and open than the photos portray. The beach view from both the second and first floor are splendid!
The interior of the home is something, love the wide plank wood floors and the white marble kitchen countertops. The master bedroom expands across the entire top floor and when the sun comes through in the mornings it's just breathtaking.
The kitchen is excellent and had just about anything you might need to prepare a gourmet meal. The dining table was large enough to accommodate our crowd and we also loved playing the many games supplied by the host.
Loretta, was a dream to work with and very efficient in responding to emails. She simply made the renting process easy! I will certainly reach out to rent again next year.
As I understand this home may not be available to the public to rent for long, so if you want to experience a little part of heaven, you better make your reservation soon!
Thanks so much-
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Special
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 25 2017 - Nov 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
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.
One half of the rental rate is due to hold the week. Final payment and deposit is due 3 weeks before rental week. We prefer a personal or business check.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“The front porches...you may never venture further...but if you do it's a easy stroll down your private boardwalk to the sugar white sands of Seagrove beach and the warm waters of the Gulf. Just make sure you come back into the chateau through the 'Blue Door' and wash your feet before entering:)”
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub ...
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Lake View
- botanical garden
- eco tourism
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf privileges optional
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
- Half Bathroom - toilet
- Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king
- Bedroom 2 - 1 king
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 4 - 1 double
- Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, Only Bedroom downstairs
- Balcony ...
- Deck / Patio
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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