Ocean Reef Resorts has been proud to offer delightful vacation rental properties to our happy guests for almost four decades. Literally, generations of families have picked their favorite place to make Northwest Florida their “Beach” home away from home for the creation of magical memories every year. Our rental properties extend along the sugary shoreline from Destin to Miramar Beach, along Scenic 30A in South Walton and into Panama City Beach. These bright beaches overlooking the jewel-toned gulf are among America’s best and have received continuous national acclaim for cleanliness and natural beauty. These 10 Budget Friendly vacation homes are all located along Scenic 30A, which has been designated as one of the most beautiful highways in the state of Florida. Thousands of acres are preserved as state forests or beach parks. Exotic Coastal Dune Lakes dot the forested shoreline and provide a natural habitat for abundant wildlife. Picturesque coastal villages along this famous route feature restaurants, friendly beach bars, galleries, specialty shops, outdoor concerts and fun festivals throughout the year.
Many of the following homes still have some available for the summer rental season and are the most budget-friendly of our offerings. Most have two bedrooms, and some have three with multiple beds so four to ten guests may be accommodated. You can save money by dividing the total cost by the number of family and friends who are staying there. They offer great value compared to staying in a hotel. First of all, they come with full kitchens and outdoor gas grills so instead of having the expense of eating out every day you can create a fun family feast or have a cookout. Secondly, the rental cost is easily divided by the number of beds used by multiple family members or groups of friends who pay their part of the total cost. Special Note: You can save lots more money by reserving a rental during the “off seasons” before or after the peak summer demand.
Four of these homes are Budget AND Pet-Friendly, so you may bring along your beloved fur baby. They are as follows:
A Suite Life
A Suite Life is a classic two bedroom beach house perched above the sugar white beach at Dune Allen that sleeps six. A balcony deck spans the width of the house taking full advantage of the sensational 180-degree panoramic views. These vivid vistas extend all along the beautiful beach and as far as you can see into the sparkling southern horizon. You will want to spend much time here since in addition to the lovely views you may relish the gentle roar of the surf.
Breeze Easy is a wonderful chalet styled home with three bedrooms in Grayton Beach that sleeps six happy beachgoers. An open covered veranda spans across the front of this house with four rainbow-colored Adirondack chairs to enjoy breezy views while a screened back porch facing a coastal forest has comfortable richly woven wicker chairs for serene relaxation over drinks. The open living area indoors has comfortable upscale furnishings and is decorated to have a decidedly beach chic feel.
Castle of Dreams
Castle of Dreams is a captivating cottage snuggled among clusters of palmetto palms, towering pines and a magnolia tree on the west side of Grayton Beach near the sugary dunes. Three bedrooms sleep eight carefree guests. The lovely Old Florida design includes a tin roof and a screened porch that spans all the way across its front.
For Heaven's Sake
For Heaven’s Sake is a spacious, gracious vacation home with three bedrooms and accommodates up to ten fortunate guests. It’s tucked away in a wonderful little world of its own in Gulf Trace. This exclusive enclave off Scenic 30A is almost completely surrounded by forest sitting beside the glorious gulf and a Coastal Dune Lake treasure. A lovely lagoon shaped 28’ x 12’ private pool allows you to go from taking a pool plunge to luxuriating in the glittering gulf or exploring the lake in no time.
These three vacation rental properties are located in the historic village center of Grayton Beach, which was founded in the late 1800s. It sits beside the shimmering shore, a precious Coastal Dune Lake and Grayton Beach State Park, which was recently listed as the fourth most beautiful beach in America by Forbes Magazine. This special locale provides abundant avenues for adventure. They include the following two cottages and one cabin:
Magnolia Shades is a two bedroom vacation cottage that can accommodate up to six happy beachgoers. It has a fashionable nostalgic Vintage Mid Century Modern appearance with a decorative metal railed front porch and some contemporary embellishments within. The porch has a laid back feel that overlooks winding live oak trees that line the street. The interiors have a wonderful mix of chic modern vintage, comfortable contemporary and casual country furnishings done with Floridian flair.
Sweaty Palms is a classic rental cottage that may take you back to golden memories of your youth if you ever spent fun family vacations near the beach. The two bedroom cottage is cute, cozy, and comfortable with the ability to sleep six guests. A screened porch spans across the front of the cottage features Adirondack chairs and a picnic table to enjoy tasty treats and favorite drinks. A sun deck with a charming pergola wraps around the back overlooking a grassy lawn where the kids can play. An umbrella table and charcoal grill inspire a fun cookout.
Shepherd Cottage is an enchanting one of a kind cabin perfect for a rustic romantic rendezvous for two. This could make you feel like it’s your own “little house on the prairie” however in this case shimmering sugar white beach is right down the road. This intimate comfy cottage was built in the late 1800s and has a time forgotten aura that’s a charming getaway nestled among towering pines and clusters of palmetto palms. Modern refurbishments include a new kitchen, HVAC and comfortable furnishings completed while preserving its original character.
Who Sells Sea Shells
Who Sells Seashells has a spellbinding setting in the residential community of Old Florida Cottages south of Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. A white picket fence wraps around the yard with twin Magnolia trees, towering Royal Palms, Sega Palms, Azaleas and other lush shrubbery that provide a serene southern tropical setting. A columned veranda spans across the front with Adirondack rocking chairs to enjoy the views. This vacation home is a short stroll away from a lovely neighborhood pool and the glowing emerald toned gulf. The Master Bedroom and Guest Bedroom have en suite baths, and individual balconies along with additional accommodations sleep up to seven happy gulf goers.
Key Lime Cottage
Key Lime Cottage is am appealing two bedroom abode in Santa Rosa Beach nestled away in a dreamy residential neighborhood south of Scenic 30A that features cobblestone streets adorned with towering palms. It’s just a short three and one half minute stroll to the beautiful beach, however you don’t even have to go that far to take a delightful plunge since a large seasonally heated freshwater community pool with a spacious sun deck is just twenty yards away. Up to eight happy beach-going guests may reside here.
Morrow Cottage is a welcoming home encompassing three bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to eight privileged guests. The entire house has been remodeled, freshly painted and newly furnished. It has a golden nostalgic Old Florida styling complete with a veranda, covered porches, and a third story Observation Tower Bedroom. It is hidden away on the gulf side of Scenic 30A in the exclusively gated residential community of Old Florida Beach yet minutes from amusements in the Santa Rosa Beach. The shimmering shoreline, a large lovely community pool, and Draper Lake are within easy walking distance. Besides the beach and pool this precious coastal dune lake is a true treasure that features fishing, birding, and serenity.
Have some fun with friends and family choosing your favorite 30A vacation home for a wonderful affordable shared vacation at the beach. Full write-ups, multiple images, aerial location views, seasonal rental rates, and calendar availability are provided for each one. Be sure to reserve one soon because they will go quickly and enjoy your time down with us