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1 By the Sea - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

26 reviews
Max. occupancy: 12 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms No pets 
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  • 7+ days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • 30+ days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee & associated taxes).

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Family-friendly home by the beach w/ private & shared pool - snowbirds welcome!

Fresh from a remodel, this upscale beach cottage is a great place to call home during your next Seagrove Beach getaway. Along with space for up to 12 guests, a private pool is just out the back door! A recent, extensive renovation has blended high-end furnishings with fun beach decor to create a welcoming space. Dark wood floors and navy accents beautifully contrast the sky-blue walls and white trim. Take a seat on one of the two leather armchairs or linen sofa to watch the game on the flatscreen TV, sit around the dining table for six to play a card game with fellow travelers, climb up on the barstool to help prep meals, and whip up tasty meals in the upgraded kitchen, all while chatting together. A media room with a cozy sofa and flatscreen TV is just off of the kitchen so the kids can watch their own movie while the game plays in the living room. Use the WiFi to find a favorite recipe to whip up using the stainless steel major appliances, as well as add-ons like a microwave and coffeemaker. Cleanup is a breeze using the dishwasher so everyone can head out to the backyard to play in the pool and sip a cold beverage while lounging on the patio furniture.

Two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs offer space for multiple families. The two downstairs rooms are connected via a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with a tub/shower combo. One room has a queen-size bed while the other has a twin-over-full bunk bed. A full guest bathroom is available downstairs as well. Each bedroom upstairs has a private full bathroom. One room features a queen-size bed and twin-over-full bunk bed while the other has a king-size bed. With a variety of beds, up to 12 guests can sleep comfortably here.

What's nearby:
This vacation rental is a perfect spot a family reunion with its private pool and BBQ area for at-home relaxation and fun for all ages. A community pool is available just steps from the front door as well! And when you're ready to venture further, shops, eateries, and the enticing shores of the Emerald Coast are all within walking and biking distance (two bicycles are included for your use!) Being just off Highway 30A means easy access to everything from artsy villages to Deer Lake State Park for hiking, fishing, and bird watching. Walk down to the sugar-sand beach to sunbathe, surf, boogie board, build sandcastles, and so much more. Rent seadoos, kayaks, and paddleboards to explore by water, then finish off the day with a delicious meal of pizza and pasta at Angelina's Pizzeria and Pasta.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
The pool can be heated upon request! 48-hours notification is required and a pool heat fee of $32 per day plus tax must be paid prior to check-in.
Snowbird-friendly (contact Vacasa for pricing)
Two adult bikes
Central AC

This property is managed by Vacasa Florida LLC.

Parking Notes: Room for two to three cars. No street parking permitted.

24 hours notification is required in order to heat the pool. An additional pool heat fee of USD32 per day must be paid prior to check-in.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining








Netflix streaming

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool

Adult bikes

Plunge pool


Gas grill : Private



Beach towels




26 reviews

Starr n. May 2021
loved the pool
Marilyn L. Aug 2020
The house was perfect...large, airy, well laid out. We are now spoiled by the private pool.
Susan S. Jul 2020
We are a family of 10. Both of my kids and all my grandkids fit very well into this wonderful beach house! We spent the week from July 11-18, 2020. The house is situated in a great location in Seagrove Beach...near the beach, restaurants, shopping and even the gas station. The house had everything we needed for our stay and we really enjoyed gathering around the pool in the after and evening.
Jon B. Jul 2020
Perfect location, space and amenities for our family vacation. We had more then enough room for the 8 of us and it was great to relax in the pool after a long day at the beach!
Debra D. Jul 2020
This home was perfect for our family gathering. It was comfortable, cozy, and large enough for us to hang out together and plenty of space for everyone to have there own personal space. The home was very clean, offering plenty of amenities that made it feel like home away from home. The pool is an added plus. It was nice to take a dip in the pool after hanging out at the beach all day. The staff at Vacasa were very helpful and available to answer any questions we had. We highly recommend 1 By The Sea.
Bruce H. Jul 2020
This is the third year we have rented this house. It offers a great location and is very spacious. We also enjoy the private pool after being at the beach. The outdoor space is great.
Laura P. Jan 2020
Loved the weather and this home
Jonathan E. Nov 2019
family get together
nicole h. Oct 2019
private pool
Shane B. Sep 2019
short walk to beach
cheryl l. Jul 2019
nice home with pool
Bruce H. Jul 2019
My family and I have rented this house for 2 years now. We love the location and the space within the house. The pool is small but, it is still a great place to gather after a day at the beach. The house has everything you will need.
Sarah S. May 2019
We loved this home! It was in a great location and was the perfect size for our group. Vacasa was super responsive and great to work with. Would definitely book again!
Paula G. Jan 2019
Spacious, fun, comfy. Great home!
SANDIE C. Oct 2018
We loved the house wish the red tide and hurricane Michael wouldn't have messed up our trip but the few days we had we had fun hope to come back next year. Vacasa was very helpful and gave us refund for the days we were not able to stay very pleased 😁
Tammie C. Oct 2018
The home was perfect we had a little issue with the pool alarm, but other than that we loved it.
Rachael R. Aug 2018
What a gem! The house was just as advertised and more spacious than the photos looked. It was very nicely decorated, cozy, and clean. Which are all very important! We had a girls trip and the home was accommodating for us all. The kitchen was pretty well equipped- pitcher, baking sheet, Pyrex dishes, blender, etc. The pool was a highlight and we spent most time outdoors or at the beach. The walk to the beach was about 5 minutes- I suggest the public access by the gas station (out the front door and to the left, not right). There are stairs there, so if you bring a beach cart be sure to have some help to get down the stairs. The gulf water was breathtaking. We saw & swam with a loggerhead sea turtle!! Take some goggles to see the fish, and in case you see a turtle. There is also an outdoor shower here if needed.

Locally there are several restaurants, we enjoyed the Seaside downtown area with food trucks, and a restaurant at Grayton about 15 mins driving, called Chanticleer Eatery- delicious chicken bruschetta flatbread and shrimp & grits! Would highly recommend.

We daytripped to Destin which was very touristy, and had a great meal at McGuire's. I would recommend Crab Island for a fun day drinking experience, and the Boat House bar- cheap drinks, live music!

The only issue we had was the AC had some trouble keeping up in the heat of the day, but corrected itself by around 7PM. And we ran out if propane, which I was credited to refill the tank myself. Not a problem!

Vacasa was fairly quick to respond, but the toll free number did not work at all. I sat on hold for 10+ minutes on two different occasions, so not sure. I luckily got the local property manager number and she was responsive.

Would absolutely recommend this house and stay here again! Wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks for a great stay at 1 by the Sea!
William D. Jul 2018
The house was as described and exactly what was in the pictures. Kitchen and linens were stocked extremely well. We enjoyed everything about our stay and the home. Our kids had no problems riding bikes to Seaside and enjoyed doing so. We did rent a golf cart for easy transportation along 30A and to and from Seaside town center and would recommend it also. Walk to the beach was easy and not far at all. We could not have asked for a better time!
Satishreddy A. Jan 2018
Other than bad weather, we enjoyed our stay.
Peyman H. Nov 2017
Everything is good
Courtney E. Sep 2017
We stayed here for a long weekend. There were two families in our party. Everyone had plenty of space to spread out and relax. The pool and BBQ were great! We all enjoyed relaxing poolside after a day at the beach. I would recommend renting a golf cart. Parking a car on 30A can be difficult at times. We had no issues parking a cart plus the kids loved the ride!

LOCATION: House is located right off of 30A in a smal neighbborhood. There are plenty restraunts within walking distance. The Publix is less than 2 miles and it's centered between The Hub and Seaside. The public beach access is less than 1/2 mile from the house.
Casey W. Jun 2017
We enjoyed 1 By the Sea for our family.
PROS: The neighborhood is very quiet. The kids had their own space downstairs to spread out and do their own thing while the adults had the bedrooms upstairs. They had a playroom plus 2 bedrooms to hangout in. The bathroom access right off the pool was huge plus. As was rinse off shower. Private pool is the way to go. The community pool is right across the street but it's not much bigger than the house pool so we enjoyed the privacy of our own pool.

CONS: Outdoor furniture is old, rusty, unsafe and needs replaced. Two of our guests fell out of the chairs when they tipped over due to being unstable on the bases. We notified vacasa so hopefully it will be fixed soon.
It was quite a walk to the beach with young kids and beach junk in tow, so we rented a golf cart. The only problem with that was there is limited golf cart parking near the beach. So after paying the golf cart fee, we wished we would've just gotten a house closer to the beach.
Angela M. Jun 2017
My family loved this house- very spacious!!! Would love to stay there again next year!!
John P. Jun 2016
A wonderful family vacation.