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Penny's Paradise on 30A Beach House Rental, 30A-Beaches-South Walton, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Blue Mountain Beach, 30A-Beaches-South Walton Vacation Rental House

  •  480-812-5101
    09:00 am - 08:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 04/20/2019


30A Grand Opening Special! 6 Passenger Golf Cart Included! Lakefront Home! Walk to 30A Beach

PENNY’S PARADISE ON 30A - Perfect 30a Beach Home and Location

4 Bedrooms + Loft / 3 1/2 Baths [Sleeps 10]

Our idyllic 30A beach home awaits your arrival.  Penny’s Paradise is located in the quiet beach community of Forest Lakes in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A.  Surrounded by tall pines, overlooking the serene lake, amongst craftsman style “Old Florida” southern homes where families can enjoy a day at the pool, the lake or the beach (or all three).  The sugar white sands of the famous 30A beaches are just a short walk or bike ride away.  The home overlooks the lake and the community offers bike paths, walking trails, fishing docks, playground, pavilion with grill/fireplace, large green grass play area and 2 pools.

The like-new luxury home is newly furnished and equipped for your perfect family beach vacation.  Large and expansive living, dining and kitchen areas and loft plus front porch and back screened porches for plenty of space for everyone.  With 4 bedrooms plus Loft,  3 1/2 baths, the home comfortably sleeps 10. 

BEDROOM Setup - Sleeps 10
MASTER Downstairs BEDROOM - One KING size, Hybrid memory foam bed.  En-suite Private bath with walk-in shower.  50” SMART TV. Walk-in closet with shelves. Luxury bedding and linens. 

MASTER Upstairs BEDROOM - One KING size, Hybrid memory foam bed.  En-suite Private bath with dual sinks, 2nd privacy door and walk-in shower.  Walk-in closet with shelves. 50” SMART TV. Luxury bedding and linens.  Overlooks the Lake.

GUEST Upstairs BEDROOM - One QUEEN size, Hybrid memory foam bed. Shared guest bath with tub/shower combo.  Large closet with shelves.  40” SMART TV. Luxury bedding and linens.

BUNKROOM Upstairs BEDROOM - 4 TWIN size, plush pillow top mattresses.  Fully closing regular bedroom door with large closet.  Shared guest bath with tub/shower combo.  40” SMART TV.  Luxury bedding and linens.

Key Features: 
  • 6 passenger electric golf cart included in your rental.
  • All TVs are brand new SMART TV's 40-60" Samsung or LG.  60” in Living Area plus Bluray DVD , 50” in 2 master bedrooms plus Loft.  40” in Guest bedroom and bunkroom.  TVs have accessible HDMI access.
  • All King and Queen mattresses are Hybrid memory foam mattresses.  Twins are plush pillow top mattresses.
  • Loft area provided 2nd indoor living area with 3 club chairs and 50” SMART TV.
  • Screened patio overlooking lake includes table for 4 and 2 club chairs with ottomans and side table.
  • All bedrooms and living areas have ceiling fans, including screen patio.
  • House is equipped with 2 AC units (upstairs and downstairs).
  • Diagonally located from the 2 community pools.  1 heated during cooler months.
  • Large greenspace play area located one lot over from home.
  • Coastal luxury professionally decorated home.
  • Gourmet kitchen including all appliances you might need (Keurig too).
  • Full size washer and dryer
  • 4 coastal cruiser "Taxi" bikes included, 2 kids coastal cruisers, plus one kiddie cart
  • Closest beach access less Gulfview Heights than 1/2 mile with parking and golf cart parking spaces, bathroom and picnic area.

Bath 1: En-suite to Master Bedroom downstairs, Walk-in shower, privacy locking door on bathroom
Half Bath: Powder Room Downstairs for use by visiting guests, or guests while downstairs
Bath 2: En-suite to Master Bedroom upstairs, Dual sinks, privacy door to bathroom and 2nd privacy door to toilet and Walk-in Shower
Bath 3: Guest Bathroom upstairs for Queen Guest Room and Bunkroom, combination tub/shower with shower curtain and shelf in shower




Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 4 Bunk Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Netflix
  • Bikes Included
  • Linens Included
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Vacuum
  • Online Booking
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Golf Cart Included
  • View (Water)
  • View (Lake)
  • Waterfront
  • Driveway
  • On Street
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garage Included
  • Boat Rental Available


Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
  • 30A Bike 19 Mile Bike Path
  • Big Daddy's Bike Rental
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria
  • Nick's on the Beach
  • The Creamery
  • La Loba's Bakery


Terra Fisher

BACK TO PARADISE    Mar 24, 2019

This is our second time in Paradise and we absolutely loved it! It was perfect for our girls trip. We love being able to get in the golf cart or on the bikes and head to the beach or to eat or even crafts in Gulf Place. The girls loved the pool and even made a few local friends!! We can't wait to be back in July!!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Terra, I'm so glad the "girl's" trip was a huge success. We sure love having you at our home. Thank you SO much!


Beautiful property, great location and all the amenities.    Oct 06, 2018

My family loved Penny’s Paradise and the neighborhood! The pool is directly across the street and we loved the golf cart!! We had fun every trip to the beach (which took about a minute) and it was very convenient. We will definitely be returning!!!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you so much for your kind review Jonathan. We are thrilled to hear you loved Penny's. That's exactly what we strive for. Everyone loves the fun and convenience of the golf cart. We look forward to welcoming you all again very soon! Debbie Rackard, Owner of Penny's Paradise on 30A Follow us on social media!


Awesome place!    Sep 01, 2018

This property is a gem! Debbie and Dennis have thought of every possible thing! From a lighted make up mirror in the master bath to a Keurig as well as a traditional coffee pot (for my purest husband) to sand toys for little ones to a second fridge in the garage to bikes including a toddler pull behind and chilled wine in the fridge to rainy day games. They are prompt with responses and easy to communicate with. We stayed with our two small children, as well as my sister and mom. There was plenty of room for everyone. It is beautifully decorated, and the kitchen is extremely well stocked. The ground level suite was perfect for my mom who has limited mobility (stairs are not ideal for her). With two tiny humans and one Gigi - the golf cart was a game changing bonus. Barring rain we used it to go to dinner at night as well as to go to the beach/ice cream daily. The screened in porch is perfect for breakfasts, and we enjoyed sunrises over the lake. The lake, walking trail and play ground were added benefits. A great way to exhaust a busy 3 yr old in addition to the beach. We only used the pool one day but it is very well equipped. Our only complaint was that we didn't have the time to stay longer! We will be back!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Memorie, thank you SO much for your thoughtful review. We really enjoyed having you and your family at Penny's Paradise on 30A. I'm glad we met and exceeded your expectations. That's certainly our goal. Everyone loves the porch! It's the unsung hero of our house. The golf cart makes everything more fun and just easy. Exactly what you want on vacation (ease and fun!). We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. Paradise awaits. Debbie Rackard, Owner of Penny's Paradise on 30A Find us socially!

Pamela Erath

Lovely Home in beautiful Santa Rosa    Jul 28, 2018

Our family is spread out in Louisiana, California and Virginia. We enjoyed a spending time together, which is a rare occasion. Penny's Paridise is wonderfully appointed home with top of the line decor and amenities. Debbie was a delight to work with and even helped with advice on things to do, see and where to eat in the area. We highly recommend Penny's Paradise.

Don Rawe

A Wonderful Vacation Home    Jul 14, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We decided against holding a anniversary party and instead decided to spend time with family on a family vacation. We were fortunate to find Penny's Paradise. Our family of six totally enjoyed our time at Penny`s Paradise. The house was wonderful. With the beach only minutes away it definitely felt like a beach vacation. With the lake behind the house it felt like a lake vacation. Getting two vacations for the price of one is certainly a great benefit. The house was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. The electric cart was a great benefit. It provided easy access to the beach, was great fun and permitted easy parking. The neighborhood amenities were exceptional. In addition to the lake the open green space provided a place for my grandson and myself to kick a soccer ball and play frisbee, and the pool was a great place to cool off after these activities. The lake provided my grandson many hours of fishing and catching. He caught his first bass and it will be one of his lifetime memories. Debbie was a wonderful owner. She came by the day we checked in to introduce herself and see if we needed anything. Having rented a number of vacation homes Debbie is the first owner with whom I developed a personal relationship. We had one minor issue arise while we were at Penny' Paradise. I texted Debbie about this issue and she addressed it immediately. It would be difficult to find a better owner with whom to deal. I highly recommend this wonderful home if you are looking for a family friendly neighborhood that allows you to create lifetime memories.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Mr. Rawe. We were so honored you and your family shared that amazing milestone at our home. It was wonderful meeting your whole family! You experienced what we want all our guests to have. The beach, the lake, the pool but most importantly, lifetime memories together. We value guests like you all so much, who appreciate Penny's attention to detail and also see how much time and effort Dennis and I put into each week to make it special for each arrival. We will treasure the opportunity to welcome you all again soon. Wishing you many more years of happiness to you and Mrs. Rawe!

Terra Fisher

BEST VACATION EVER    Jun 30, 2018

Our family HIGHLY recommends Penny's Paradise on 30A! From the moment we entered this beautiful CLEAN home we were blown away! Everything inside and outside the house was immaculate, even the groceries I ordered were nicely put away, and a bottle of wine was waiting for us (we didn't get to drink it though, lol!) Everything was so perfect! We loved exploring with the golf cart and the bikes! The pool and the playground were very close and the kids loved being able to play after the beach! Debbie is the best! She is the perfect hostess and has great local info, tips and recommendations. She answered all my crazy questions and everything she recommended was on point! Next year we are going to renew our wedding vows and we will definitely be back to paradise.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Terra!!! I am so incredibly humbled by your kind words! Can’t wait to welcome you back when you renew your vows! 🤗 Thanks again, Debbie

Shannon Cashion

The Perfect Family Vacation Home    Jun 09, 2018

AMAZING!!! We took our entire family of seven to 30A for the first time and were so happy to stay the week at Penny's Paradise. It is a beautiful home-away-from-away with all the amenities you need while vacationing at the beach. We enjoyed retreating on the lake, fishing, taking long walks, biking and playing on the beach. The golf cart is an added bonus. The home is only minutes from Blue Mountain Beach, which we thoroughly enjoyed because it is not crowded. Gulf Place, Seaside and Watercolor are near by as well. Debbie is a wonderful host and provides detailed recommendations on local eateries. We cannot say enough nice things about Penny's Paradise. We highly recommend this jewel tucked away in a quiet, family friendly neighborhood. We will definitely return to Penny's Paradise and tell friends and family about this lovely rental property.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Shannon, thank you. I'm so glad Penny's lived up your expectations and then come. We're so glad your friends recommended it to you after their stay last year. We hope to have you back very soon. Humbly, Debbie

Sherri Evanow

Penny’s Paradise on 30 A    May 19, 2018

Just left this wonderful home and really enjoyed our time there. Loved where it is located in Santa Rosa Beach. It had everything that you could possibly want or need. And we brought our doggies with us along with our family. Penny was wonderful to deal with from the very moment I contacted her until the end! We would love to visit again and I’m sure we will!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thanks so much Sherri. We loved having you and your family stay in our home. I'm so glad everything exceeded your expectations. We anxiously await your next visit to paradise! Thanks so much, Debbie


I can't say enough about Penny's Paradise    Apr 11, 2018

I can't say enough about Penny's Paradise and our experience recently at that special vacation jewel. Our family of 4 (2 kids on diapers!) spent multiple days at Penny's and we felt such a sense of peace and home. We also had my in-laws with us for a couple of the days and they enjoyed it tremendously. There are so many activity options at your fingertips. Great location for our stage in life with kids. Debbie's attention to detail was outstanding. Nothing was overlooked. We're big cooks and enjoy staying in over going out - and it's no joke that everything you need is there! Our every need was taken care of - all in the swiftest, most unobtrusive way. We are so excited to have found this place, and highly recommend it to everyone! Thank You!


This is truly a lovely vacation home    Mar 24, 2018

This is truly a lovely vacation home with all of the extra touches seldom seen. Conveniently located minutes from the beach in a quiet serene setting. The back door leads to a screened porch with a breathtaking view of the pond that host fish waiting for a hook to drop in the water with none other then a hot dog for bait!!
The front door invites you to the porch with a wonderful swing and a swimming pool just steps away. And when leaving through the garage door the 6 passenger cart brings a smile to everyone’s face and away you go to try out the great restaurants! Extra refrigerator in the garage is so handy along with the bikes and beach chairs.
5 Stars!!!


Nothing but Wonderful    Mar 10, 2018

Our family of four has spend an incredible relaxing and comfortable week at Penny’s Paradise. Not only have we enjoyed the quaint setting of the home in a quiet neighborhood overlooking a small lake, but also the beautiful costal decor, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, and more in and around the house. Not sure, if we had a better time with the fun golf cart rides to the nearby gorgeous beach, or with our adventures when we took the bikes out to explore the area. Both, golf cart and bikes, were an appreciated luxury to have. Once we went grocery shopping for the week, there was no reason to even get in the car. The community pool is footsteps from the home and our children enjoyed jumping in the pool after coming home from the beach. The homeowners, Debbie and Dennis, prepare the house for you that you feel home the minute you walk in. We were on vacation from the very first moment on. There was nothing we missed, nothing that needed attention, nothing that could have been cleaned better, nothing that could have been better prepared or provided. Thank you, Debbie and Dennis, for a perfect week of relaxation and comfort in your beautiful home. We can’t wait to be back to the 5 star paradise!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Dear Claudia, Thank you so much for this fantastic review! I am truly humbled by your kind words. I know you are an owner as well, so your expectations are super high. I LOVE exceeding them. You mentioned everything we love about the home we share with our guests, but like you, that back porch is one of my favorites. We can't wait to welcome you again soon! Again, thank you so much, Debbie


What better way to spend the winter!    Nov 01, 2017

We have been absolutely charmed by our wonderful four month stay at Penny's Paradise!
It is evident from the care and attention to detail that Debbie takes pride in providing a great vacation home experience to her guests. She is extremely responsive and made sure our arrival and stay went smoothly.
We loved the calming color tones of Penny's top of the line decor. Luxurious linens, spotless glassware, every kitchen utensil ever made.....the list goes on and on!
Morning coffee on the comfy porch overlooking the lake was the norm. A short golf cart ( ❤️) ride to the beach followed. We sometimes had the gorgeous beach all to ourselves! If we weren't tuckered out after that the bikes would come out!
To sum it all up, it was the best four months ever! We're hooked on Blue Mountain Beach!

Roby F.

October Stay    Sep 30, 2017

Top notch home, with great amenities. Everything you need for cooking at the house, bike gear, golf cart, and the beach/shopping all within a mile. Really a great home and wonderful hosts. We will be back again next year

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thanks so much Roby. We sure enjoyed having you back for your 2nd visit at Penny's in one year! We work hard to have everything our guests would need and glad that was your experience again this time. We look forward to having you back again soon! Thanks, Debbie

Darrin D.

Penny's Paradise is truly vacation paradise    Sep 23, 2017

We stayed in Penny's Paradise for a week in early fall 2017....the weather was nice and the beach was beautiful. I have no questions now why it is called the Emerald Coast....the water really is Emerald green, reflecting off the white sand on the bottom, in stark contrast to the sugar white sand on the beaches. The beaches of 30A are gorgeous, and combined with the friendly locals and upscale neighborhoods, Penny's Paradise is truly the vacation paradise it is touted to be. When not at the beach or cruising the Forest Lakes neighborhood in the golf cart, the front porch swing was nice, as were the evenings spent on the screened back porch overlooking the lake. The house has all the amenities of home. A full kitchen with all new kitchenware (including a Keurig), big screen TV's everywhere, an extra fridge in the garage, a pool across the street, a playground, and six bikes in the garage. The owners even include a bike trailer for hauling kids and stuff, but we mostly used the big red golf cart. We cruised the streets and used the golf cart to go to dinner at "Local Catch", and even all the way to "Stinky's" restaurant. Everything in the house was clean like you'd expect in a five star hotel, and the beds were super comfy. The loft was perfect! Watching TV and hanging out there was the boys favorite late night thing to do. We look forward to returning, and seeing more of what the area has to offer. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Darrin, we are so glad you had a wonderful vacation at Penny's. It sounds like you enjoyed every amenity, which is exactly why we work so hard to have them all thought out. Like most, you loved the golf cart to traverse 30A. Please come back and visit us again very soon! Thanks, Debbie


Highly recommend!    Sep 23, 2017

Our family VERY HIGHLY recommends Penny's Paradise on 30A! We spent a week in the immaculately clean home that has every small detail and amenity you could need or want. (I've never seen a vacation rental as clean as this home.) The golf cart was the ideal ride for every trip to the beach, shopping and dining. The neighborhood pool is right across the street and a nice retreat in the late afternoon. There is a nice shaded playground right across the lake behind the home that my children enjoyed several times. The walking paths around the lake are just steps outside the back door and fun for a leisurely stroll. The very best part of the home though is the owner, Debbie. She is so kind and accommodating. She is the perf

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Diana!!! I’m so humbled and thrilled your family had such a fabulous vacation. We all work really hard to make sure it’s impeccable and I’m so glad that’s your feedback. The neighborhood is a hidden gem for sure and great respite from all the 30A activities. You are most gracious Diana! 🤗 Thanks, Debbie


Penny's is PERFECTION at the beach    Sep 23, 2017

Our family VERY HIGHLY recommends Penny's Paradise on 30A! We spent a week in the immaculately clean home that has every small detail and amenity you could need or want. (I've never seen a vacation rental as clean as this home.) The golf cart was the ideal ride for every trip to the beach, shopping and dining. The neighborhood pool is right across the street and a nice retreat in the late afternoon. There is a nice shaded playground right across the lake behind the home that my children enjoyed several times. The walking paths around the lake are just steps outside the back door and fun for a leisurely stroll. The very best part of the home though is the owner, Debbie. She is so kind and accommodating. She is the perfect hostess and has great local info, tips and recommendations.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Diana. We loved having your beautiful family stay at Penny's. And, you all got to meet Penny! I'm humbled by your kind review. Thank you very much. You all are always welcome back, anytime you'd like at all! Thanks again! Debbie

Sandy C.

Penny's was Perfect    Sep 16, 2017

My family and I stayed at Penny's. I wasn't completely sure what to expect other than the pictures. They were EXACTLY what it looked like inside. Beautifully decorated throughout. It was the cleanest rental I've ever stayed in by far. They thought of everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and the rest of the home; just perfect. Our kids loved the bikes and rode all around the neighborhood. They enjoyed the pools, the playground and even fished. We took the golf cart to the beach, for ice cream and to dinner several nights as well. It was so close to the beach! Debbie was wonderful to work with, very communicative before, during and after our stay. We plan to be back in 2018 for sure. It was Perfect!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Sandy for your 5 STAR review. You are very kind and we are humbled! So glad it was a memorable trip for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!


Lovely Home    Sep 09, 2017

We had the perfect vacation at Penny's Paradise. It is a beautiful home that is perfectly appointed. No detail is overlooked. If you are the least bit picky, and wish for everything to be immaculate, this is the place for you! The neighborhood is lovely, too. Pool is right across the street from this home. Beach is a very short golf cart ride away. The golf cart is street legal and we used it along 30-A a lot. The owners are very kind and extremely easy to work with. They also live in the area so they are 'there' if anything were to go wrong. You can't miss with this rental vacation home!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Kathy, we are humbled by your kind review of Penny's. We work very hard to ensure it is equipped with everything you might need as well as having it sparkling clean when you arrive. It's such a great location with the pool, lake and quick beach access. So glad you loved the golf cart. It's one amenity that everyone raves about. We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. Thanks, Debbie

Amy S

SPECTACULAR HOME ON 30A!!!!    Aug 05, 2017

Our group fell in LOVE with Penny's Paradise from the moment we stepped foot in the front door! The neighborhood is absolutely gorgeous and we had so much fun riding bikes in the evenings looking at all the beautiful nature and other homes. Having the bikes and the golf cart was a blast! We never used our car again once we arrived. The beach access was moments away riding on the golf cart! We also enjoyed fishing off the dock behind the home in the afternoons and walking the trails in the evenings! The pool is also beautiful and very relaxing! Morning coffee sitting on the screened in back porch overlooking the lake was such a treat! All of our family felt right at home with the comfortable beds in all the rooms and the large farmhouse style table in the dining room allowed all of us to enjoy meals together when we cooked at the house. Debbie's hospitality was amazing and she has truly thought of everything when decorating the home and stocking the kitchen with any supplies you may need. I could go on and on, but all I can say is Penny's Paradise truly is paradise... we didn't want to leave! This home has a fantastic location to enjoy all the entertainment and beauty of 30A! Thank you Debbie for sharing your home with our family!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Dear Amy, thank you so very much for this outstanding review. You hit on every high point I would want my guests to experience. I love how you made the most of your family vacation and checked out everything in close proximity. I think the back porch overlooking the lake is one of the best surprises of that location. We look forward to having you all back again very soon.

Terry & Scott Holland

Wonderful Vacation Home    Jul 22, 2017

Penny's Paradise is our favorite beach house in the 30A area by far. It felt like home and we wish we could have stayed all summer! We loved all the coastal inspired furnishings - so tastefully done, comfortable and family friendly. We had a blast driving the golf cart to the beach with all our gear there was plenty of room for everything and everyone. The closest beach access was a pleasant surprise it was beautiful and we loved having a lifeguard right there!! Our boys spent a lot of time fishing in the lake and hanging out on the back patio. We all really liked the neighborhood - so peaceful and serene. We cannot say enough about the wonderful house and the personalized attention from the owners who truly went above and beyond to make sure we had a great vacation. We will be back!!!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Terry and Scott. I'm humbled by your great review but more importantly glad you had such a great vacation. You all are welcome back sooner rather than later. Thank you for taking such great care of our home. Warmly, Debbie

Christine J.

Penny's Paradise is definitely Paradise on 30A    Jul 15, 2017

This was our third visit to Florida's 30A and this was our favorite house so far! Everything is new, clean and decorated beautifully! All the details have been taken care of and the house has everything that you need for a perfect vacation. The screened porch is amazing and has a great view of the lake. The neighborhood is quiet and so pretty. Feels like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of 30A but you are close to everything. The golf cart was a HUGE bonus and we loved driving it to the beach or Gulf Place for breakfast or dinner. The house also comes with adult and kids bikes and we enjoyed using those. The owners are wonderful to work with and will answer any questions you have and help in any way possible. If you book Penny's Paradise you will not be disappointed!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Christine, thank you so much. We loved having you and your family stay at Penny's. I respect how you did your research to make sure our home would live up to your expectations and I'm so glad to hear that it did that and more. You highlighted several of the reasons why we think our home is so special (porch, serenity, proximity, decor and comfort). We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Respectfully, Debbie


Penny's Paradise was our paradise!    Jul 08, 2017

We've rented quite a few different beach houses in the Carolinas, but we decided to try somewhere new this year. This definitely is the nicest home we've ever stayed in at the beach. Debbie and Dennis have thought of everything, from the decor, the location, the beds (so comfortable), to the community. We all enjoyed the walking trails and my son and husband did some fishing in the lake behind us every day. Loved the screen porch and the golf cart. Some naps were had on the front porch swing! The kitchen was so well outfitted, with top quality appliances, dishware and everything in between. We were leery of the distance to the beach, but the golf cart made it easy. We all agreed we will definitely be back to the 30A area. Hoping to book again next year!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you so much for your feedback Joan. I'm so glad to hear that it was the vacation you had hoped for. Thank you for commenting on the beds, I was very picky to make sure we had super comfortable, high end mattresses. I love that you fished and caught fish in the lake. We look forward to welcoming you all back next year! Thank you so much, Debbie

Monica H.

True Perfection!    Jul 01, 2017

I totally give 5 Stars to Penny's Paradise on 30A. Beautiful home with attention to detail in every room. Felt like home. Golf cart and bikes were a major plus. Perfect to get around to and from the beach. Beautiful home inside and out. Debbie, (the owner)was wonderful and very communicative from start to finish. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome. I can't say enough about this wonderful vacation at Penny's paradise. It will be one to remember for many years. I HIGHLY recommend staying at Penny's Paradise on 30A.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you for you great review Monica! You and your family are welcome back here anytime at all! We appreciate all your detailed comments and that all the details and thought we put into our home is noticed by our guests. We love paradise here and are so glad you and your feel the same. Hope to see you all again very soon! Debbie

Suzanne K.

Amazing !!!    Jun 17, 2017

Our family had a wonderful stay at Debbie and Dennis' beach house !! The house was absolutely beautiful, as well as, super clean and organized. The location to the beach and pool were so close but just far enough away from all the crowds and traffic. We used the public beach next to Goatfeathers Restaurant for beach parking, and there was plenty of parking space and the board walk was very short. Our family of 8 had lots of fun using bikes, walking trails, and the pool. The beds were also extremely comfortable and the garage even had an extra refrigerator which came in handy!! Debbie also kept in touch if we needed anything, so kind !!! She even mailed back a few small items we left behind. Amazing host, amazing house and amazing vacation week!!! We are looking forward to renting it again.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Suzanne, so much for your kind review of our home. I'm thrilled to hear that you found everything as advertised and even better than expected. We love how families like yours get to make memories in our home. We're so grateful for you, Debbie

Stacey R.

We had a BLAST!    Jun 10, 2017

Penny's Paradise was perfect for our family. We had a toddler. Having the bedroom downstairs, allowed everyone to sleep in on the 2nd floor. It seemed to be almost sound proof! The kitchen was well stocked with the right accessories for cooking at the house. The access to the pool was very positive as well.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

We are so glad to hear that you had a BLAST at Penny's Paradise. We appreciate you taking the time to review our house that we are proud to make available. Hope to welcome you all back soon!

Chris C.

Perfect Home!    Jun 03, 2017

My family and another shared this house and we could not have been more pleased. We had nine guests including several teenagers and there was plenty of room for everybody. The back porch was a great place for coffee in the morning and relaxing late into the evening. My two youngest caught fish everyday in the pond directly behind the house and rode bikes throughout the quiet neighborhood. The location is excellent with the beach a short golf cart ride away and several restaurants close by. Dennis and Debbie were so gracious and excellent hosts. They clearly take pride in the home as it was the cleanest rental property we've stayed in. We would stay here again and hope to be back next year!!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thanks for the great feedback Chris. I'm so glad to hear the boys caught fish in the lake as I know they were so excited. We appreciate your kind comments about our hospitality and the home's great condition. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!


Incredible vacation rental!    May 20, 2017

This is an incredible vacation rental with a great location and unbelievable views. There's a lake right behind the rental with a walking trail around it. This rental is in the Santa Rosa Beach area - awesome location that is not crowded like the Destin area. You can be on the beach in less than 5 mins via the golf cart which looks brand new and seats 6 comfortably. The home also looks brand new. Debbie and Dennis met us at the home when we arrived - fantastic hosts. I highly recommend this rental. We will be back!

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Jonathan and family, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home for future potential guests. We're thrilled you loved the area (as I know you moved from your typical location in Destin). We thought the lake view would be a huge draw due to it's peace and serenity and glad you feel the same way. The golf cart is a great addition too, isn't it? We worked hard on the furnishings and will continue to keep everything in pristine condition. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!


We'll be back!!!    May 13, 2017

We stayed in May 2017, and loved it. The house is outfitted with everything you need for the beach, plus a golf cart. Great porch that is screened in. Location is wonderful with the beach, seafood, donuts, ice cream, and shopping a stone's throw away. A quiet neighborhood off 30A. Really enjoyed it and will be back.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Roby for your great review! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back anytime!

Alonso A.

Amazing Vacation!!!    Apr 01, 2017

This vacation home was absolutely beautiful and our family had a wonderful week here for Spring Break. The home had everything we needed - Debbie and her husband thought of every detail. We couldn't have asked for a better rental and hope to return next year.

Debbie Rackard's reply:

Thank you Alonso, we loved having your family in our home! We're so glad to hear how much you all enjoyed your vacation here in Paradise and glad our home exceeded your expectations in every way. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Thank you again.


An Amazing Home!    Mar 25, 2017

My husband, two daughters, my parents and my well-behaved pooch stayed at this great home for spring break. The pictures don't do it justice. The home is as nice if not nicer than it appears online. I also didn't realize how close the house was to the large pond in the back yard as well as the community swimming pool. The beds are awesome. The house details are nothing that would show it to be a rental home -- complete with beautiful decor and finishings. The house is fully equipped and has every amenity you could ask for. Debbie was great to deal with and we really enjoyed our stay. Wouldn't change a thing and look forward another week's vacation there in the near future.

Stefanie L.

Wonderful Spring Break experience!!    Mar 11, 2017

It's been a month since we visited Penny's Paradise. The only accommodation that we missed was being able to stay an extra day! The house is phenomenal with a fantastic layout. We stayed a full week and had so much fun. We used the bikes, the golf cart, the pool, the walking/running trails and had a blast. The house had everything that we needed and the location was fantastic. We hope to visit again this summer!