Description

This particular South Walton Beach was named by Spanish explorers hundreds of years ago, who mistook the blue flower-covered dune bluff for a distant blue mountain. Atop Blue Mountain Beach's highest point, you'll find the newest private collection of homes and, among them, one of the most stylish beach rentals around, Modern 30A.

Known simply as The Crest, this gated community of luxury vacation rental properties features show-stopping amenities, including a massive pool and a hot tub. Each unit has a private gazebo, and they frame the pool like a modern art painting. Rooftop decks and green grassy yards maximize the exclusive footprint these homes reside upon while providing stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and sunsets to write home about all year long, with the best being in the winter when the sun seems to drop into the Gulf each night.

Modern 30A is the southwest unit of the group, giving it the best light of any of them through its western-facing windows. The exterior is aesthetically pleasing and projects a strong modern style. Composed of crisp whites, dark woods, metal accents, and clean surfaces throughout, this home exudes class in every nook and cranny while providing wide swaths of interior space to spread out to your heart's content. A deep first-floor porch faces south, as do the patios on the second and third floors. The rooftop deck is split down the middle by the entranceway, creating separate south and north-facing decks. Fortunately, the primary, south-facing deck has a comfy sectional and dining table, as well as a stainless BBQ grill and loggia from which to enjoy the most beautiful view in town.

This is a 5-bedroom home with 5 full baths, 2 half baths, and accommodations for up to 12 fortunate folks. Entering the home, your eye is met with tasteful accents. Dark wood floors, white walls, cabinets galore, bright white furniture, and some beachy decor round out the look. The first floor features a bright queen guest bedroom adjacent to a hall bath with a walk-in shower. It sits along a hallway that leads to a relaxing den with a giant flat-screen TV, queen-sized sleeper sofa, and entry to the first-floor porch that opens to the private green overlooking Scenic 30A.

The second floor begins with the primary bedroom. Inside you'll find a king bed, an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower, and a beautiful soaking tub set along a wall of glass windows with access to the patio. Two other bedrooms on this level also feature king beds and similar private baths with walk-in showers, placing occupants in the lap of luxury with every modern convenience in a very current setting. A kids game room completes this level for some fun, friendly competition and even features a full laundry closet for added convenience.

Continuing to the third floor, you'll find the pristine and well-appointed kitchen. Stainless appliances contrast with the wicker surfaces of the breakfast-bar height cushioned chairs. High-style chairs with floating rattan on padded seats and seat backs are set around a thick grey-wash wood dining table. An exquisite bedroom on this floor has a king-size bed, walk-in shower, soaking tub, and even a plush powder room for all your potential powdering needs. The living area is plush and cozy, with an oversized modern linen couch and two brown leather armchairs. From this patio, you'll find what's arguably the best view in the home. Arguably.

This place will have you feeling like you're on a beach vacation in the future. The dining room table may give some readers flashbacks of the Cloud City, Darth Vader dinner scene in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The modern glass and marble bathrooms are state-of-the-art. But, hands down, the crown jewel of Modern 30A is the rooftop terrace. On your way outside, you may want to visit the wet bar for a cocktail or, surprise – a second powder room(!) in case you missed the one on the last level. Once you're out on the decked floor, get the grill ready for some steaks or franks, then turn around and enjoy the view. From this height, you can see 30A, the beach, several of the area's best beach restaurants, which are only steps away, and on the horizon, the Gulf of Mexico.

In addition to the luxurious amenities and breathtaking views, this prime location in Blue Mountain Beach is also within walking distance to a variety of fantastic eateries. Casual dining can be found at Cowgirl Kitchen, where you can enjoy comfort food with a southern twist. For a more refined dining experience, head over to Blue Mable, where foodies will delight in their sophisticated menu options. The area is brimming with other fun eateries as well, serving up everything from delectable ice cream to mouthwatering tacos, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate. Beyond the immediate vicinity, the charming village of Gulf Place and lively Seaside are just minutes away, offering even more dining, shopping, and entertainment options to explore. If you're looking to experience the best of Destin, this bustling city is also within easy reach, providing golf courses, and attractions that cater to all ages and interests.

This idyllic Blue Mountain Beach location places you in the heart of the action, with an abundance of activities, restaurants, and attractions at your fingertips. So whether you're indulging in local cuisine, exploring nearby seaside communities, or venturing out to Destin for a day trip, this stunning beach vacation home offers the perfect base for an unforgettable getaway.

First Floor: Bonus Den with Queen Sleeper Sofa and Wet Bar + Patio Access, Queen Bedroom, Hall Bath with Walk-In Shower.

Second Floor: King Primary Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub + Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower, Game Room with Laundry.

Third Floor: Living Room with Wet Bar and Balcony Access, Kitchen, Dining, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub, Powder Room.

Fourth Floor: Wet Bar, Powder Room, Balcony Access with Rooftop Terrace.

At the discretion of the HOA, the community pool is typically heated year-round.

Amenities
  • Amenity Icon Community Hot Tub
  • Amenity Icon Community Pool
  • Amenity Icon Game Room
  • Amenity Icon Golf Cart
  • Amenity Icon Grill/BBQ
  • Amenity Icon Gulf View
  • Amenity Icon Heated Community Pool
  • Amenity Icon Internet
  • Amenity Icon Laundry
  • Amenity Icon No Pets Allowed
  • Amenity Icon Parking Spaces: 2
  • Amenity Icon Walk to Beach: 5-6 Minutes
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Bedding
First Floor:
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Queen
Queen
Second Floor:
King
King
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King
Third Floor:
King
King
Total: Queen, 4 King, Queen Sleeper Sofa
Reviews
Rating 5
Unforgettable 30a Experience
WOW! First off, if you have never experienced 30a before then you need to book NOW! I am convinced it is what heaven will be like! Second, the house we stayed in could not be any more perfect! My husband and I were the only ones staying in this massive house but we never felt like it was to big! It felt amazing having a place all to yourself when you are use to 3 teenagers 24/7! There were many things we LOVED about our vacation! From having the heated pool all to ourselves daily, the golf cart, the views, the massive windows and open feel of the house, the absolute DELICIOUS restaurants within walking distance! Here is how perfect our “stay” was, we only went to the beach 1 day due to the fact that we were having SO MUCH FUN at the pool! Yes, this was a couples getaway but if we had brought our children with us, the stay would still have been perfect for our family! We have found our FOREVER vacation destination and the place we will ALWAYS stay! One more thing before I go… as an interior designer, cleanliness, visual togetherness and decor matter to me when vacationing! I want to feel like I am experiencing home without being home and Modern 30a fulfilled that 100%!
Anonymous U from Hopkinsville - Stayed June 2024
Rating 5
Magnificent Modern 30-A
Best vacay spot!! So close to everything. Condo was Ahh-mazing, beautifully decorated and well stocked with all the necessities. Each bedroom had a private bathroom. There were 2 Primary Suites, a game room, double w/d units (very handy), and an awesome rooftop deck which was great for catching the sunset views! The on-site pool was Oh-So-Fabulous - practically our private Pool & Cabana for the entirety of our stay!!! Can you say Saaweet!! Oh, and there was a on-site Golf Cart available to rent with our condo. So convenient and easy. Plenty of great food spots were nearby like Local Catch, Papa Surf, Mimmo’s, and Cowgirl Kitchen. Shopping 30 min. or less, Groceries 10 min or less, Beach 5 min., and Airport (ECP) 40-50 min. Everything you want and need right at your feet… just like vacations should be!!!
Becky R from Franklin - Stayed June 2024
Rating 5
Wonderful Vacation
Beautiful place! Excellent location near the beach, restaurants and shopping. Loved the views from the rooftop deck! So spacious! Stayed with 9 adults and 5 little ones for our first family vacation. Highly recommend!
Anonymous U from Hopkinsville - Stayed May 2024
Rating 5
amazing
place was absolutely perfect. had a group of 11 people and more than enough room. condo was well stocked for large groups . minutes walk to the beach and resteraunts. plenty to do in the area for all ages. will definetly book again
Anonymous U from Hopkinsville - Stayed September 2023
Rating 5
Everything was amazing!
Appliances were amazing,The only thing was the pool itself was like a hottub. Temp was way to hot for a pool. Easy checkout!
David C from Kearney NE - Stayed July 2023
Rating 5
AMAZING RENTAL!!
My family stayed here for Spring Break and it was wonderful! It’s a perfect distance to the beach wether you walk or drive the golf cart. So many restaurants around and an easy drive over to Seaside. The rooms were spacious and there was a fenced in yard for the kids to play. We will definitely be back!!
Anonymous U from Nashville - Stayed April 2023
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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!

Is there a golf cart included in the stay?
Courtney S - Posted: 06/10/2023

Answer:

Modern 30A includes a complimentary six-seater golf cart for guest use. This is the perfect way to get to the beach and explore the surrounding 30A community.

How far is this unit to the beach?
Terri P - Posted: 07/03/2023

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Modern 30A is approximately a 5-6 minute walk to the Blue Mountain Beach Regional Access. But why walk when you can take the golf cart?! Enjoy!

Is this pet friendly?
Janet S - Posted: 04/10/2024

Answer:

We love our dogs here at Ocean Reef, however - Modern 30A is not a pet-friendly property. If you are unable to board your pup, you may want to consider one of these Pet Friendly Rentals.

What time is checkin and checkout?
Gina H - Posted: 04/20/2024

Answer:

Check-in time is 4pm CST or later, and checkout is at 10am CST. Safe travels!

Does this unit have an elevator?
Vicki R - Posted: 04/24/2024

Answer:

Elevator access is not provided. If an elevator is required for your stay, please reach out to one of our friendly reservation agents for available properties.

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