Description

This 30A beach vacation home includes three bedrooms with multiple beds and accommodations for eight happy gulf-going guests. The home is situated in the Gulfview Heights neighborhood, just a short stroll away from the sugary shoreline. This premier Santa Rosa Beach locale is nestled beside the glowing emerald-toned waters of the gulf and Draper Lake towards the east. Coastal dune lakes of this kind are rare precious natural treasures found hardly anywhere else in the world. Their magical mixture of artisan spring-fed and salted waters are created by creek-like estuaries that cross over the dunes to the gulf. Constant tidal action features a unique habitat for fresh and saltwater fish and abundant wildlife. It provides a wonderful home for waterfowl like Great Blue Herons, Snowy White Egrets, and Ospreys. Guests can enjoy fishing, paddle boarding, or kayak adventures on the lake. The narrow, shallow estuary which connects to the gulf is a short stroll down the sugary white beach and provides a fun place to start your exploration.

Besides the beautiful beach and exotic lake, Beach Buddy also features a private swimming pool, a spacious patio with chairs, and a table for poolside dining. The home is raised above-covered parking below and includes a wraparound balcony with a seating area that overlooks the private pool. The open living and dining area has a bright, spacious look with a vaulted ceiling and multiple windows for natural light. The living room includes two white love seats with safari-styled slipcovers and a matching armchair facing a flatscreen TV above a raised regal table. A round white marble-topped cocktail table, a richly woven brown armoire, and a cream-colored woven throw rug provide a warm, tropically inspired setting. An intimate round table for two sits beside a corner window. A charming cottage-style dining alcove on the other side of the room includes a table with six white spindle-backed colonial chairs. A glass door conveniently leads to the balcony with views overlooking the pool. The ample kitchen features a large gas range oven for fun culinary creations. 

The comfortably furnished Master Bedroom includes a queen-sized bed footed with a rustic trunk and an ensuite bath with a tub shower combination. One of the cottage-styled Guest Bedrooms also has a queen-sized bed beneath a wall with three handmade starfish and is footed with a straw woven trunk. The other comfortable Guest Bedroom has twin beds beneath delightful straw woven sea turtles on the wall. These guest quarters share a full hall bath that doubles as a powder room.

This fantastic Santa Rosa Beach location is only two minutes away from the coastal village center of Gulf Place. It includes restaurants, friendly bars, an ice cream parlor with a game arcade, a coffee shop, fashion boutiques, and galleries. A palm-lined outdoor amphitheater hosts concerts, colorful art shows, and fun festivals. This popular destination was recently named one of the top five favorite towns in the nation by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

First Floor: Covered Parking.

Second Floor: Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa and Balcony Access, Kitchen, Dining, Queen Bedroom with Tub/Shower Combo, Queen Bedroom, Two Twin Bedroom, Hall Bath with Tub/Shower Combo, Laundry.

*add $50.00 per day to heat the pool (available October - April if needed).

Amenities
  • Amenity Icon Grill/BBQ
  • Amenity Icon Heated Private Pool
  • Amenity Icon Internet
  • Amenity Icon Laundry
  • Amenity Icon Monthly Winter Rental
  • Amenity Icon No Pets Allowed
  • Amenity Icon Parking Spaces: 4
  • Amenity Icon Private Pool
  • Amenity Icon Walk to Beach: 5-6 Minutes
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Bedding
Second Floor:
Queen
Queen
Twin
Twin
Twin
Twin
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Queen
Queen
Total: 2 Queen, 2 Twin, Queen Sleeper Sofa
Reviews
Rating 5
Loved the house we rented in Santa Rosa, FL through ocean reef.
The location was amazing. Prior to booking I had a few questions and they were answered quickly. Upon checkin we were able to access the house early, which was a delighted surprise. The house was exactly what was pictured and expected and our overall vacation was so enjoyable! Departure was made easy and much less chaotic because the check out process was simple and minimal!
Michelle D from Beavercreek OH - Stayed August 2023
Rating 5
Perfect House for our family
Our family of 6 along with my in-laws stayed in Beach Buddy for a week. The proximity to the beach, restaurants, and shops is perfect! You can get everywhere by walking 5 minutes! The house was perfect for us, especially with the fold out couch! The pool was very well maintained and the kids had a blast swimming! The cleaning staff did a great job preparing the house for us (in the middle of a torrential downpour no less!!!) and the amenities were well stocked! My only complaint is that we were not able to stay longer!!!!
John R from O'Fallon, MO - Stayed July 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that the Beach Buddy was perfect for your family and that you enjoyed its convenient location. It's great to know that the pool, cleaning, and amenities met your expectations, and we certainly appreciate your kind words about our dedicated staff. Your 'complaint' about not being able to stay longer is certainly one we love to hear, and we would be more than happy to welcome you back for a longer stay next time. Looking forward to your next visit!
Ocean Reef Resorts staff
Posted: 8/1/2023
Rating 5
Loved staying here! Rental company was very helpful to us!!
Great beach house inside and out, perfect for our family getaway to the beach!
Kelly C from Evans GA - Stayed June 2022
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FAQs

We welcome all of your questions! Most property-specific details can be answered in the AMENITIES tab, for example, "Is beach service included?", "Is there a community pool?" and "How far is the beach?". Additional answers may be found in our Rental Policies.

Still have unanswered questions? We invite you to ask below. Our vacation specialists look forward to providing you with a detailed response to help you find the best place by the beach!

Does the unit have smart tvs and/or cable?
Tom K - Posted: 08/13/2022

Answer:

Beach Buddy does include a smart TV for the ultimate viewing pleasure. Enjoy the show!

How do you go about having the pool heated?
Cariann B - Posted: 02/06/2023

Answer:

Beach Buddy features a fantastic heated private pool. Once reserved - you can call, email, or message via the Guest Portal to have the pool heater turned on. Pool heat is an additional $50.00 per day and is available from October through April.

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