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Great Gulf Getaway, 30A-Beaches-South Walton, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Seacrest Beach , 30A-Beaches-South Walton Vacation Rental House

Cathie Parkerson
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Last Updated: 09/22/2021

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Great Gulf Getaway - Panama City Beach, Florida

Purchased 2010, renovated, and designed by the owner- ASID designer, and her daughter--majored in interior design at Dallas Art Institute, “Great Gulf Getaway” is situated on a corner lot in Seacrest Beach which is located on Highway 30A, nestled between Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach.  The house is located 2 blocks from the beautifully landscaped 12,000 sq ft lagoon style pool--the largest on 30A. The beach is short walk (less than 4min), but why walk when you can ride the free shuttle to the gulf and to the pool.  
The main house is spacious--3000 sq ft with an additional 3000 sq ft of fully furnished covered porches on 2 levels.  There is an additional 500 sq ft of space available in the carriage house.  Both the house and the carriage house have wireless wifi and a total of 8 flat screen TVs 42' or larger--all with DVDS.  There is also a sony play station3 in the 3rd floor media room.  

The carriage house, above the garage, has a mini kitchen, dining table/chairs for 4, a queen bed, sofa sleeper, LCD flat screen 46' TV, DVD, and a bath with a shower. Carriage house is connected to the main house on the 2nd floor via the covered porch.  This space is available for rent for an additional fee with the rental of the main house.

The first floor has 10 ft ceilings, slate floors, and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances,a gas stove, and granite counter tops.  There is a breakfast bar with  seating for 5, and a dining table that seats 10.   The great room has HD LCD flat screen 46” TV and HD DVD player.  The first floor also has a powder room, and a laundry room, as well as a master bedroom with a king size bed, LCD flat screen 46' TV, DVD player, and a bath with soaking tub, separate shower, double vanity, and a walk-in closet. 

The 2nd floor has 9 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, and a mini kitchen with a sitting area that has a queen sleeper sofa, and  wall hung LCD flat screen 42” TV..  There are 3 carpeted bedrooms on the 2nd floor-each with their own bathroom. The 2nd master bedroom has a king size bed, LCD flat screen 46' TV, and DVD player, and a queen size sofa sleeper. The ensuite bathroom has a separate shower, jacuzzi tub, and a double sink vanity area.  One of the bedrooms has 2 twin bunk beds, and the other has 2 queen beds--both have LCD flat screen 42” TV's and DVD players.

A spiral staircase leads to the 3rd floor room media room.  It has sectional sofa seating with media cabinet housing a 50 inch plasma TV and Sony playstation 3 for movie viewing, and game playing.  There is a deck off of this area with a lounge chair.   

Each of the main house bedrooms has french doors that open out unto a covered porch!  The covered porches are furnished with sofas, lounge chairs, tables and chairs and a gas grill on the first floor.

Brief Snapshot:  House

1st Floor:  Great room/eating area, kitchen, powder room/ master bedroom-king/ ensuite bath-separate tub/shower/double vanity

2nd Floor:   Sitting room/queen sleeper sofa/tv/ mini kitchen
master bedroom w/king/queen sofa sleeper, ensuite bath/separate tub/shower/ double vanity, 2nd bedroom-4 twin bunk room/ bath/combo tub/shower, 3rd bedroom-2 queens/ bath w/shower

3rd Floor:  media room/ balcony with partial gulf view

Carriage House:   mini kitchen, sitting area, eating area, queen bed, queen sleeper sofa, bath w/shower

Keywords: beach house, carriage house,


State and local tax on rental fee: 11%

Additional Information:

Fees:  I rent by the week only.  MAY-AUG  Rent is $4500 Sat-Sat.  You pay 1/2 the rental fee,including tax, when you book, and the rest is due 4 weeks before you stay. There is a $500 damage deposit due with your final payment. This rent includes the house and carriage ouse and includes the cleaaning fees. 

Check-In Time:   4:00 AM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 3 Sofa Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 4 Bunk Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum
  • Home
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 Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • On Street
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Garage Included


Panama City Beach Florida Activities
  • Club La Vela
  • Panama City Airboat Tours
  • Paradise Adventures Catamaran
  • Pier Park
  • Shell Island
  • Captain Anderson's Marina
  • Flippers Dolphin Tours
  • Gulf World Marine Park
  • Island Time Boat Tours
  • Jet skis - Adventures at Sea
  • Lagoon Pontoons
  • Panhandle Helicopter
  • Sandpiper Tiki Bar
  • Shipwreck Island Water Park
  • Wonderworks
  • Aerial Adventures
  • Aqua Park
  • Barnacle Bay
  • Beachfront Adventure Park
  • Bike the Beach
  • Bubble Soccer LOCO
  • Cobra Adventure Park
  • Coconut Creek Park
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Mirror Maze & Laser Craze
  • Emerald Falls Family Rec Center
  • Frank Brown Park
  • Fun Land Arcade
  • Goofy Golf
  • Hidden Lagoon
  • Indy Speedway
  • Island Air Express
  • PCB Aquatic Center
  • Skydive Panama City
  • Duck Adventure Tours
  • The Grand Theatre
  • Wild Thang Airboat Tours
  • ZooWorld
  • Scampys Seafood
  • Marcus' Gulf Pizza
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
  • Reel Contender Fishing Charter
Panama City Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Andy's Flour Power
  • Another Broken Egg
  • Billy's Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boon Dock's Restaurant
  • Capt. Anderson's
  • Finn's Island Style Grub
  • Firefly
  • Harpoon Harry's
  • Hook'd Pier Bar and Grill
  • Liza's Kitchen
  • Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar
  • Moe's Original BBQ
  • Schooners
  • The Back Porch
  • The Boar's Head
  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • Saltwater Grill
  • Dee's Hang Out
  • Dusty's Oyster Bar
  • The Wicked Wheel
  • Bayou on the Beach
  • Ketana Restaurant
  • Margaritaville
  • Montego Bay Seafood
  • Angelo's Steak Pit
  • Pompano Key
  • Sharky’s Beachfront
  • Hammerhead Fred's
  • Pompano Joe's
  • Carrabba's
  • Spinnaker Beach Club
  • David's Cafe
  • Dat Cajun Place
  • Chicken Salad Chick
  • Runaway Island
  • Dirty Dick's Crab House
  • Shuckums Oyster Pub
  • Dick's Last Resort
  • Edgewater Waffle Shop
  • Red Rae's
  • Jeannie's One Stop Diner
  • Pineapple Willy's
  • Salty Sue's
  • The Egg and I
  • Thomas Donut Shop
  • Salvatore's Pizza
  • Triple J Steak & Seafood
  • J Michael's
  • The Wharf Seafood Buffet
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




Great Gulf Getaway is Fabulous    May 22, 2020

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We stayed here late May 2020. Cathie was great to work with and the house is GREAT. Fabulous location as it is right on the corner by the tram stop to the beach and just a block and half from the pool. The pool is one of the best we have been to and we have been coming to 30A area for 15 years- lots to do for kids and plenty of chairs. The beach is easy to get to and takes just minutes as the tram runs often and is easy to access. The house has big bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and if you watch a lot of TV there are televisions in almost every room with a fun media room on the top floor. Our favorite thing was the big wrap around outdoor porch and being able to hang out with family at night. This is one of the best houses we have ever been to in Seacrest Beach and HIGHLY recommend!



Read property reviews for Great Gulf Getaway    May 16, 2020

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Great Gulf Getaway at Seacrest Beach VRBO more reviews!


Donna M

Beautiful, roomy home! 5/5    Jul 16, 2018

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Beautiful, roomy home!5/5
Stayed Jun 2018
Donna M.Our 16 family members fit comfortably in this home in Seacrest Beach. There is a bathroom attached to each of the 5 bedroom including the large carriage house. There are toppers on each bed and toppers for the hide a beds. Our teenage boys loved the 3rd floor entertainment room. We cooked each night in the large well stocked kitchen with a gas stove. There is a large dining room table that was perfect for scrapbooking, games, eating and other activities. The garage held many beach items that we could use. There is a Tram stop just outside the house for trips to the beach and the Seacrest Beach Pool is just a few blocks away. I highly recommend this house and Cathie is a super host!Published Jun 16, 2018


Betsy C

Wonderfull    May 26, 2018

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Stayed May 2018
Betsy C.Extremely spacious for large groups- we had 3 families plus a grandparent. The extra suite was perfect for grandparents and plenty of room in the main house for everyone else. Beautiful porches on two levels, well-equipped kitchen with all the basic cooking necessities and nice-sized bedrooms. Close to pool and speedy tram service to beach- can’t beat it! Will definitely stay here again!!Published May 26, 2018


Catherine Parkerson

Reviews    Jun 03, 2017

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Cathie Parkerson's reply:

i have a 4.9 out of 5 on VRB based on 7 reviews



Home away from home    May 28, 2016

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We stayed here recently(June 2016). The owner was very nice and accommodating. The place itself is nicer than the pics. It is beautiful, and the wrap around porch is amazing! It also slept 16 well. It has some beach gear to be used. We like to cook, and the kitchen had lots of conveniences. Great gas stove. Great getaway for extended family. We will stay again!  (renter also stayed first week in June 21017)



Cajon's family fun    Jun 13, 2015

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        5 of 5

During the week of June 13-20 our family of fourteen spent a wonderful week at Seacrest Beach. This was our fifth every-other-year family vacation at Seacrest. We have stayed in two previous homes, both of which we really thought were great. Since our family continues to grow, this time I decided to look for a larger home. As I searched through the various houses, it seemed that Great Gulf Getaway would be a good choice. We were not at all disappointed. All of us enjoyed the lovely spacious home, and our grandchildren LOVED the third floor media room. The only negative was that we were not able to enter the home until a little after 5:00 the Saturday afternoon that we arrived, because housekeeping had not completed the cleaning. The supervisor of housekeeping showed up at our front door the next morning, apologizing for our delay in entering the house. She actually brought us a $50 Target gift card to make amends. We really appreciated that. Our week was very relaxing and fun-filled, as always! We especially loved having early morning coffee on the west porch with our three children and their spouses. That was a daily ritual, and a pleasurable one. My oldest daughter said, "You hit it out of the park, with this house." We are all looking forward to returning to Great Gulf Getaway for our next family vacation in 2017. Thank you to the Parkerson's for sharing their vacation home with our family.  (They alos stayed at the house this past May)

        Submitted: Jul 18, 2015 Stayed: June 2015 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Amie Smith

We loved this beach house!    Dec 31, 1969

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We loved this beach house!

amie S.Monroe, LA

Great location! There was plenty of space for everyone. It’s hard to find a place where everyone has their own bathroom but this house checked that box too! House is on the corner of tram stop A5 so it’s just right out the front door. The two bikes in the garage were a nice addition. Owner communicated well with us and always answered any questions we had... we would rent this home again in the future.