Posted on 12/20/2022
Ocean Reef Resorts has been providing fine distinctive vacation rental properties for our esteemed guests for forty years. Literally, generations of families have relied upon us to provide wonderful accommodations at the beach to create magical memories with loved ones which is the essence of life. Many have discovered their family "beach" home away from home and have such a fantastic time they reserve the following year's vacation stay the day of their departure. This increased demand makes some of our most popular properties unavailable for others who wait to make a reservation - and then it's too late.
The following ten vacation homes are the most quickly reserved, so we wanted to give you a "heads up" so you may have a chance to reside in one of them. It should be noted that all of these homes are large, with the ability to sleep 14 to 29 fortunate guests. This provides a great selection for those of you who are planning a big beach reunion with family and close friends since every one of them is right on the gulf or just a stone's throw away. We will start with the tenth most popular vacation home destination and list them leading to number one!
6 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 14 Guests
"Abaco" is a gracious six-bedroom home that sleeps up to 14 beach-loving guests in the historic village center of old Grayton Beach. This amazing home was featured in "Southern Living Magazine" and is decorated in a comfortable casual yet sophisticated style that simultaneously dovetails comfort with elegance. It has an outstanding location with spectacular panoramic views of Western Lake and an estuary connecting to the glowing gulf. Coastal Dune Lakes of this kind are rare natural treasures found hardly anywhere else in the world. They have an exotic salt and fresh artisan spring-fed water mixture supporting abundant natural wildlife. A private dock on the property invites you to paddle around exploring the lovely lake, try your luck fishing, or head over to the beach. The captivating Grayton Beach village center is just a short stroll away with galleries, restaurants, and favorite iconic destinations like the lively Red Bar.
First time to Grayton Beach, Abaco, and Ocean Reef vacations! It will not be our last!!!! The house was gorgeous and so relaxing and huge! The beach was sugary sugary sugary sand and the ocean was calm and Caribbean looking. The river was great for the kids and adults and the lake gave the fishermen in our crew a fun time! Ocean Reef Vacations has communications and managing expectations and responsiveness down to a fine art.Sherry H from Marietta, GA
5 Bedrooms / 5 Full Bathrooms / 14 Guests
"Paradis" is French for Paradise, which is a great description for this palatial shorefront home with an excellent location on Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. This magnificent family estate can sleep 14 fortunate guests with four bedrooms in the main house and one more in a beautifully furnished guest house. Chic contemporary interiors and plush furnishings are worthy of being showcased in the latest issue of "Better Homes & Gardens ."It is lavished throughout with decorative art, lovely paintings or prints of beach scenes, enchanting seascapes, marine life sculptures, and nautical accouterments. A beachfront deck spans its width off the open living area with dazzling views of the gulf. It features a long curvy swimming pool with a simmering soaking tub that cascades down into the pool from the end.
Paradis is a Beautiful house with a Wonderful view!!Bruce H from Murfreesboro, TN
9 Bedrooms / 7 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms / 28 Guests
"Tackle Box" is among the largest homes on this desired list which includes nine bedrooms and the ability to accommodate up to 28 guests right on the sugary shoreline in Miramar Beach. There are seven bedrooms in the main house, along with a kitchen and full-size wet bar on two separate levels. Two more bedrooms are in a guest house, complete with its own kitchen. No waiting for bathrooms here since six and one half luxuriously appointed baths are in the main residence, and another full bath is in the guest house. Three levels of verandas span across the gulf side, offering fabulous views. Three more levels of verandas span across the other side, which overlooks a large curvy swimming pool next to the guest house.
We had a great time at the Tackle Box property! Plenty of space for a large group of all ages. Kids loved the pool and the beach. The property is very nice…it is a lot of stairs if you’re on the 3rd floor so be prepared :)Jon P from Hudsonville, MI
6 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 18 Guests
"Beach Therapy" is an extensively renovated, newly furnished, and wonderfully appointed six-bedroom home that can sleep 18 carefree guests. It has a great location, minutes from the Gulf Pine's private neighborhood beach access. This is in the heart of Miramar Beach, near a wide array of popular restaurants with friendly bars along Scenic Gulf Drive. It features a lovely lagoon-shaped pool in an expansive, lushly landscaped tropical setting studded with palm trees. It was designed for sparkling entertainment since, besides the large patio for sunning, there is also a pool pavilion at one end with a built-in bar featuring wraparound raised seating on three sides.
We had a great time at Beach Therapy! Plenty of space for 4 families with infants and toddlers.Corinna A from New Palestine, IN
5 Bedrooms / 5 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests
"C Cottage" is not a "sea" cottage but rather an opulent beachfront villa with five bedrooms able to accommodate 12 fortunate beachgoers. It sits high upon a sugary white dune overlooking the dazzling gulf in Blue Mountain Beach which boasts the highest elevation on the entire Gulf of Mexico. With four bedrooms in the main house and one more in a lovely carriage house, it's perfect for reunions with separate members of your group. Although this richly appointed home was featured in an acclaimed Show Case House Tour when it was completed in recent years, it has received brand new updates. These include a spacious multi-level beachfront sundeck with a bubbling hot tub overlooking the gulf.
Loved the location…….nice, quiet part of the beach and close to good seafood market, as well as restaurants. This home was great to share w/ friends! Wonderful open family room space and a great deck!
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Off the Hook
8 Bedrooms / 7 Full & 3 Half Bathrooms / 26 Guests
"Off the Hook" is a large splendid beach view estate with a total of eight bedrooms that can accommodate up to 26 fun-filled guests steps away from the crystalline white shore in Miramar Beach. Three levels of verandas and a rooftop open sun deck provide wonderful views of the surrounding seascape. Six of the bedrooms are in the main house, and two more are found in the guest house, which also includes a living, dining, and kitchen area along with a game room. The game room opens onto a large swimming pool beside the guest house. It includes a pool table and a built-in bar, along with a large wall-mounted flatscreen TV for entertainment.
Was perfect for our group. Each family had their own floor and was more than enough room to spread out. Would definitely stay again and recommend it highly!Jami A from Choctaw, OK
7 Bedrooms / 7 Full Bathrooms / 18 Guests
"Happy Days" is a grand gulf-front home with a total of seven bedrooms with the ability to sleep up to 18 privileged guests. It has a stellar location off Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, near restaurants, beach bars, and abundant amusements. The primary residence has five bedrooms, while a carriage house has two more, along with its own living area and a full kitchen. Every bedroom also features a private en suite bath. It is s perched high upon a dune providing seemingly endless views of the jewel-toned gulf with two levels of verandas provided for breezy outdoor entertainment. A plunge pool on the lower veranda deck is near the stairs leading down to the beach below. In no time at all, you may go from splashing around in the pool to luxuriating in the glittering gulf.
What a special family vacation! This house is in a great location and you walk out to beautiful beach. We had 13 guests and it was plenty of room for all of us. The arrangement of the inside and outside of the house is perfect. We enjoyed playing cards inside and corn hole outside by the pool. Everything you need is in the kitchen if you choose to cook.
4 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 14 Guests
"Shore-E-Nuff" is a charming two-story gulf-front home with four bedrooms with multiple beds and the ability to sleep 14 enchanted guests. It is located in Old Florida Beach, a privileged residential enclave in Santa Rosa Beach off Scenic 30A near everything this area has to offer. The comfortably furnished interiors include vibrant decorative art, providing fun, colorful Floridian flair. A walkover leads right out the back porch door across the dune and down to your bright white shoreline. A sparkling community pool allows you to enjoy a freshwater dip before or after the beach.
Everything was perfect, all details were considered and the property was exactly as described. I would rent this again.
7 Bedrooms / 8 Full Bathrooms / 28 Guests
"Casablanca" is the ultimate beachfront family compound with seven bedrooms, all of which feature private luxury ensuite baths and accommodate up to 28 pampered guests. It is also among the largest vacation homes, and almost all guest quarters resemble a spacious primary bedroom suite. The estate-like design of this regal residence in Santa Rosa Beach incorporates a handsome Mediterranean exterior with extraordinarily beautiful interiors with nearly 7,300 square feet of gracious living space. It also includes a separate guest house with a Media Game Room, a pool table, foosball, a spacious richly furnished living area, and a wet bar downstairs. The upper level includes another open living area with a kitchenette, a guest room, and a bunk room. This special locale is directly across from the acclaimed Santa Rosa Beach village center of Gulf Place, which offers dining, drinking, and shopping adventures along with lots of delightful diversions.
We had a good time!
9 Bedrooms / 7 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 29 Guests
"Seaspray 9" is the most highly sought-after vacation rental residence for reservations and also hosts the most bedrooms. This beachfront estate includes a total of nine bedrooms which can accommodate an awesome reunion for 29 guests. Six bedrooms in the main house sleep 21 beachgoers, while three bedrooms in the guest house can accommodate eight more. This allows multiple members of family or friends to have their own deluxe living quarters while sharing a fun beach reunion. An open sundeck and lower level patio with a lagoon-shaped swimming pool overlook the glittering gulf. It has an outstanding location off the Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach minutes away from popular gulf front restaurants with friendly bars, grocery stores, wine outlets, and a wide array of fun local amusements.
My family and I loved our trip to Seaspray. We came down from Georgia and everything was clean and well prepared for our arrival. There was more than enough space for all the family to spread out and we had a much needed break from the daily grind back home. We look forward to coming back again next year!
Now that you have had a peek at our ten most actively reserved vacation rental homes, make your plans ASAP so you may secure your own favorite "beach" home away from home. Our excellent state-of-the-art Ocean Reef Resorts website provides complete details for each one, vivid property images, satellite location views, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates still available for reservations. Once you have locked in your favorite, get excited about one of the best beach reunions you have ever experienced!