South Walton's 30A is famously known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in America. It has been a favorite family vacation destination for many years. However, sometimes you want to get away for an "adult gathering" to enjoy a fun beach reunion with your close friends and grownup family members. After all, re-bonding with old childhood friends, college classmates, or certain family members you haven't seen in many years is a wonderful experience. Indeed it is part of the magical essence of life itself. The following five highly hospitable 30A Gulf-front vacation homes provide everything you need to make this happen. Most of them include bedrooms with ensuite luxury baths, queen and king-sized beds, and some with extra living areas within the home. Depending upon the size of your beach gathering, these homes can sleep six, twelve, or fourteen fortunate adult guests. They are all located on the shimmering beach in different idyllic coastal villages along Scenic 30A. This route is designated for acclaim by the state of Florida due to its stunning natural beauty along the forested crystalline white shoreline. Here is a brief description of each one to begin your tour down a road that will create wonderful memories which will last for years to come. They are listed geographically, going from west to east. Here you go!
A Suite Life
2 Adult Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests
A Suite Life, located at the western gateway to Scenic 30A in Dune Allen Beach, is perfect for two couples since it has a pair of bedrooms with an ensuite bath in the Master and a full hall bath off the Guest Bedroom. A queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living area may accommodate additional visitors, and your favorite furry friend member is welcome since it is "Pet Friendly." You can't get much closer to the beach than this since the home is raised above the sugary sands. A beach balcony spans across its entire width with seating that invites you to enjoy favorite adult beverages while relishing the seemingly endless southerly views and listening to the sensational surf sounds. The comfortably furnished open living area features three sets of windows and a glass balcony door, framing the glittering scenery. The Master Suite has a king-sized bed near a gulf view window, while the Guest Bedroom includes a queen-sized bed with a window overlooking part of the beach. This locale is close to Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach, which features restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, a wine shop, fun festivals year-round, and outdoor amphitheater concerts.
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A short distance away in Santa Rosa Beach are two beach homes called "Abandon all Cares" and "Kokomo," located in the exclusively gated 'Old Florida Beach' neighborhood. This absolutely charming world of its own provides a nostalgic ambiance of golden yesteryears. The serene, seemingly remote setting is tucked away on the beach, south of Scenic 30A; however, it is just minutes away from everything Santa Rosa Beach has to offer. Besides the bright white shore, it is next to a rare Coastal Dune Lake composed of an exotic mix of artisan spring-fed water with the salty Gulf. Such unique bodies of water are found hardly anywhere else in the world. A creek-like estuary across the dune opens and closes its connection to the Gulf with the changing tides. This pristine, beautiful natural treasure provides a habitat that supports abundant wildlife, flora, and fauna. A neighborhood dock on the lake invites you to try your luck fishing or paddle around to do some nature watching. Old Florida Beach also has a swimming pool where you may take a refreshing plunge before or after splashing around in the jeweled Gulf.
Abandon All Cares
4 Adult Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
Abandon All Cares will help you do just that by offering abundant outdoor space to enjoy this heavenly setting. This charming old Florida-styled beach home has a warm, cheerful countenance with four bedrooms. It is able to sleep up to a dozen carefree beachgoers. The harmonious distinctive design provides guest quarters on the main level with two bedrooms and two more on the second floor. The bedrooms are all comfortably furnished in a charming cottage style. Each level has its own living area and a kitchen. Two stately columned verandas span across both the front and Gulf sides of this home, so you have your pick of where to sit to enjoy views while sipping upon your favorite drinks. Living areas on each floor have windows providing sparkling views and glass doors leading out to the beachfront covered verandas. A lovely brick patio with an umbrella picnic table sits beside the naturally landscaped dune with a walkover leading down to the beautiful beach below.
5 Adult Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Kokomo is a wonderful beachfront vacation home with five bedrooms, all of which have king or queen-sized beds that can sleep up to fourteen fortunate Gulf-going guests. A porch spans the front of this gracious home, while a beach balcony and porches in the back provide glorious views of the jewel-toned waters. A walkover leads right from the back door down the sandy dune to your own beautiful beach, where you may take a salty plunge. Two nicely appointed Guest Bedrooms, each with two queen-sized beds, are located on the first floor and share a full hall bath. Two more inviting cottage-style Guest Bedrooms are upstairs with queen-sized beds, individual access to the front balcony, and a shared full hall bath. The exceedingly spacious Master Bedroom spans across the entire beachside of the upper level with its own beach balcony, a wall of windows highlighting the gulf views, a glass-topped dining table with four seats, a king-sized bed, a comfortable seating area, a sleek dark granite-topped wet bar with a refrigerator and icemaker along with a luxurious ensuite bath.
5 Adult Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
The C Cottage is a little further east in the towering residential community of Blue Mountain Beach, which is a coastal village famous for having the highest elevation on the entire Gulf of Mexico. This home may have a captivating cottage exterior style, but it is actually a huge manor home on the Gulf with a Carriage House providing additional living quarters for a total of twelve privileged beach guests. They are wonderfully appointed, very comfortably furnished, with light, bright living areas and windows everywhere that overlook the Gulf. Wraparound beachfront sun decks include a bubbling Hot Tub on one. They feature multiple seating areas to enjoy wining and dining while relishing the vivid views that sometimes include seeing dolphins frolicking in the distance from this high elevation. There are four bedrooms in the main house and additional guest quarters in the Carriage House, all of which are graciously furnished and beautifully decorated. The spacious, nautically colored Master Bedroom upstairs includes:
- A king-sized bed.
- A sitting area beside a row of gulf-view windows.
- A wet bar.
- Its own romantic beach balcony.
- A luxurious ensuite bath.
The accommodating Carriage Guest House has a studio-styled living area with a queen-sized bed, a hall bath, a sitting area with a flatscreen TV, an intimate dining table, and a very cheerful kitchenette.
6 Adult Bedrooms / 6.5 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Abaco is an awesome six-bedroom home that can sleep fourteen pampered guests for your next big beach reunion near the laid-back, charming historic village center of Grayton Beach. This premier location on a Gulf estuary beside another precious coastal dune lake provides spectacular panoramic heavenly views since it overlooks the bright beach, the serene lake, and the sugary dunes. Wrap around columned porches, and decks overlook this enchanting setting. A bubbling hot tub on one of them inspires relaxation while relishing the beauty around you. Besides the awesome white beach and glowing jewel-toned Gulf, a private dock on the property invites you to paddle around exploring nature or catch some fish. This very spacious home is decorated in a casual upscale coastal style that dovetails comfort with elegance and is designed to entertain large gatherings. Each one of the bedrooms is individually decorated in its own fashion but shares a devotion to comfort. They also all come with a private ensuite bath. The spacious Master Bedroom has a king-sized bed beside a Gulf view window wall, a veranda with a relaxing bench swing to enjoy the stunning views, a nice sitting area, and a luxurious ensuite bath.
Now that you have had a peek preview of each 30A Vacation home available for your "adult" beach reunion, enjoy taking a closer look at your favorites. Our user-friendly website features full detailed descriptions of each one, vivid multiple property images, aerial location views, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates still available so you may secure your reservation. Enjoy your wonderful time out at the beach with the grownups!