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Perdido Key Beach House --Sleeps up to 12!!, Perdido Key, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Perdido Key, Perdido Key Vacation Rental House

  •  850-602-3793
    09:00 am - 07:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 01/22/2024

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GULF FRONT Beach House 3BR/3.5BA Plus Hall Bunks Sleeps 12 in Beds!

Enjoy vacationing in Old Florida style with the LUXURY of an UNCROWDED, PRIVATE beach right out your back door!
Please view our Availability tab to choose your week.  
TO CALCULATE YOUR TOTAL:  (weekly rent + $400) x 1.125 = TOTAL including taxes
Rent is on the Rates tab, $400 is the cleaning fee, 12.5% is the tax rate.  Call or email if you have questions.

"ONCE UPON A TIDE" is unit A on the west side of the Duplex offering Lots of room for your family and the LUXURY of an UNCROWDED, PRIVATE beach! This beach home is fully furnished with everything your family needs to enjoy a relaxing week at the beach. Our home has 3 large bedrooms, plus Hall Bunks, 3.5 baths with over 2500 sq feet of indoor living space, two gulf facing balconies and a ground level grilling and entertainment area. Our home features a wall of windows in the Living Room and Master Bedroom providing expansive, unobstructed views of the glistening Gulf of Mexico, with spacious balconies on both levels. The ground level offers extra dining and entertainment space featuring a built in park style bbq grill, grill side table with sink, picnic table and space for playing games!

• Fully equipped kitchen features a large island/breakfast bar, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Dining table seats six.

• Living room features a large wet coffee/cocktail bar with mini fridge and a 55" flat screen smart TV and DVD player.

• Wall of windows on the south side for perfect views of the glistening Gulf of Mexico

• Master bedroom has a king size bed with a wall mounted 48" flat screen TV, Private bath, wall of windows looking out to the Gulf of Mexico and private balcony.

• Second bedroom has another King bed with a 36" flat screen TV and a private bath.

• Hall Bunks provide additional sleeping area for 2 guests under 150lbs.

• Third bedroom offers 2 Queen beds plus twin bunk beds with a 32" TV and a private bath.

• Laundry room with full size Washer and Dryer and a powder room are located on the main living floor

• FREE Wireless internet access included, FREE Parking, NO HIDDEN FEES

• built in charcoal grill and dining/entertaining area on the ground level for your enjoyment! Surfside beach chairs are provided for our guests, corn hole game and ring toss for family fun!

*SPECIAL NOTES: this is a 3 story elevated beach home without an elevator. This home is not handicapped accessible and is not suitable for those with mobility issues. There is a 1/2 bath on the main floor, but no sleeping accommodations on the main floor. Two bedrooms with king sizes beds and the hall bunks are located on the 2nd level, and another extra large bedroom and bathroom are on the third level. The boardwalk that can be seen in some photos is not accessible from this unit. Use the sandy path for the short walk to the beach.

***Renting weekly Sat-Sat (with a few exceptions)*** 

Our home can also be rented on vrbo, but you will get the best pricing here.  we are listing #1363631 on vrbo where you can see additional photos and reviews.

Perdido Key offers uncrowded soft white sand beaches and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for spending time enjoying friends, family and sunshine!  Only a few miles away, you can enjoy the Johnson Beach National Seashore or the Pensacola NAS where you can view the National Aviation Museum or watch a Blue Angels Practice show for free!  The world famous Flora-Bama is only 7/10 of a mile to the west; you can walk there on the beach or on the large multi use path along the beach road!   Book now to start the story of your family's perfect beach vacation with "ONCE UPON A TIDE"......



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
-- -- $4,000.00 -- 7
-- -- $5,250.00 -- 7
-- -- $5,600.00 -- 7
-- -- $4,900.00 -- 7
-- -- $4,200.00 --

Departure Cleaning( Excluding Tax): $400.00

Tax: 12.50%

What you need to know about our pricing:

You will Pay ONLY Rent, Cleaning fee, 12.5% tax PLUS $500 Refundable Security Deposit.  There are no extra or hidden fees when booking thru this reservation system.  Because we are trying to reduce costs to travelers, we are not using a payment processor for credit cards on this site.  You must pay via personal check or cashiers check and will be provided with a receipt via email.  If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you may reserve our home at (vrbo booking fees will apply).

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
Bedroom Extras
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Telephone
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 3 cars


Perdido Key Florida Activities
  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • All Jack'd Up Charters
  • Lost Key Golf Club
  • Perdido Bay Golf Club
  • Perdido Massage
  • Powers Fishing
  • Little Heads Kayaks
  • Emerald Oasis Day Spa
  • Outcast Charter docks
  • Megabite Inshore Charters
  • The Market
  • Cordova Mall
  • Tanger Outlet
  • The Wharf
Perdido Key Florida Restaurants
  • The Sports Bar
  • Cobalt
  • Bella Luna Pizza
  • Cosmo's
  • Fisherman's Corner
  • Hub Stacy's
  • Lillian's Pizza
  • Sunset Grille
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Oyster Bar
  • Original Pointe
  • Rib Shack
  • Triggers Seafood



Claudia Vazquez

Family Vacation!!    Aug 05, 2023

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This home is absolutely fabulous. The views from the living area are amazing The house was very clean my family and I stayed a week this August. we will definitely be back next summer. De Koranda he is a fabulous homeowner very nice!!



Family Vacation    May 27, 2023

review star

We have rented this home for the past two years and it is fabulous! The home is clean, well stocked and everyone is able to sleep in a bed! The beach is beautiful and not crowded like it is in front of condominiums. Dee is a fabulous host that will respond quickly to any questions that you may have.

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Dee Koranda's reply:

Thank you Allison for your very nice comments! We are so happy you enjoyed your second visit to our beach house; it is a pleasure to share our home with nice families like yours! <3


Lisa Divine

Beautiful property    Sep 26, 2022

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We have stayed at this home 10 times now we love it that much! From the amazing views to the privacy of the beach yet close to everything, it's all great. You can walk down the beach to restaurants.This home has everything you need to enjoy an amazing beach vacation. It's so convenient and easy for us to get our kayaks to the water and enjoy fishing or just playing with the dolphins. We come back every year and sometimes twice a year. Owners are quick to respond to any questions. We will be returning for years to come!!!!

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Dee Koranda's reply:

Lisa, You guys definitely win our Most Frequent return visitors award, but I didn't realize it was 10 times already-- time flies! Thanks for the nice review, and as always we look forward to hearing from you each year. Dee



Steps out the door to the water    Jun 01, 2022

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Our family stayed for a week last June and are coming back in July for another week. The home is much bigger than it looks in the pictures. We especially love the living area where all of us can hang comfortably. We have 6 adults and a teenager. Gorgeous white sand beach, crystal clear water and beautiful views from two decks. You can't go wrong with this beautiful property.


The Rudolph Family

Wonderful Place and Great Family Vacation    Oct 09, 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Once Upon a Tide! It is absolutely beautiful, and it was so nice not being on a crowded beach. We were the only ones on the beach in front of the house for the entire week. The house was welcoming and comfortable, and the care and attention to detail to accommodate guests was much appreciated. I completely agree with other reviews that Dee is a delightful and accommodating person to work with in every regard. Hopefully, we’ll have the opportunity to come back for a future stay!


Gary A Dorland

What a Great Place!    Jun 27, 2020

review star

My wife and I have been going to Florida panhandle locations for decades, so we have many experiences to draw upon. So believe us when we say that you won't do better than "Once Upon a Tide." It's in a great location, with a great beach and the house is everything you would want. The house is kept in wonderful condition and the amenities are exactly what anyone needs. And let me be quick to add that Dee is a delightful and accommodating person to work with in every regard. Finally, if you are concerned about COVID exposure, this place is your answer. Even in early July, the beach in front of the house was nearly "private" and social distancing was no problem. Book it, and have a great family time.

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Dee Koranda's reply:

Gary, we are so happy that you enjoyed our home and felt safe here to enjoy precious family time on the beautiful beach! It was a pleasure to share our home with you and we hope to hear from you again in the future. Take Care--


Janet Howell

Great house!    Jun 13, 2020

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We loved this house and the owner was super sweet with emails and text! Private beach, plenty of room and oooh the beach was wonderful! We made some wonderful family memories here and will be back!


The Walkers Family

Absolutely AMAZING!    Jun 06, 2020

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This home was absolutely stunning! From the views, to the sunset to the short walk to the beach! It’s everything we could have dreamed of. Dee was super excellent and truly cares about your stay. Thank you for allowing our family to make amazing memories.

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Dee Koranda's reply:

Thank you Terry for your kind words— We truly do enjoy hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay in our home. Your week is being held for you next summer. 😎



Awesome House on the Beach!    May 04, 2019

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We have had a great time staying at your house last week. We spent most of our time on the decks enjoying the ocean / beach. We have stayed in several areas of the panhandle, but this was our first trip to the Perdido Key area, and the five of us really enjoyed it. The serenity of this beach front home was awesome. Thanks for the hospitality. Your house is very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a relaxing week. We will definitely be back.

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Dee Koranda's reply:

Hi Cindy, thanks for your kind words! We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your week at our home and we would be happy to welcome you again. Please keep in touch--- Dee


Jacob McMurtry

Amazing Family Beach Vacation!    Mar 23, 2019

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My family has stayed up and down the gulf coast, but this place has by far been our favorite stay. The house was immaculate when we arrived. The views are fantastic and the beach is very private - we rarely saw anyone even walking the beach in front of the house. Close enough to several markets and restaurants. We took a quick trip to Gulf Shores for some things to do with the kiddos like Go-Carts (I recommend "The Track"). We also used "Littleheads Kayak Rental" which is right up the road from the house on the bay. I highly suggest this to anyone vacationing here, as we were able to kayak out to 4 different islands. One of the main highlights of our trip. Dee was so helpful right from the first phone call. Professional and very friendly. She made us feel very welcome at her home and supplied us with a TON of information about the area. I look forward to renting from her again in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

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Dee Koranda's reply:

Jacob, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to share our home with your sweet family. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your week and made lasting family memories! We would be happy to have you return for your next vacation to 🏖 lovely Perdido Key.


Donna D.

Outstanding    Jul 01, 2018

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Great place, privacy galore, beautiful views! We will definitely book again


Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations made within 31-60 days of the arrival date will be charged a $150 administrative fee.  Cancellations made 0-30 days prior to arrival date will forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.