USA Gulf Coast Florida Santa Rosa Beach Listing #32781

Wave Catcher A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

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33 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms No pets 
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Gulf-front, wedding-friendly home w/ deck, amazing view & beach out back!

Select fees waivable upon booking select dates: November 1st through February 28th.

Bring your next reunion or small family wedding to this light-filled home on Florida's Emerald Coast, where you'll be treated to a magnificent beachfront setting and gorgeous views of the gulf. Spend your days riding bikes, playing in the sand, and exploring the countless beauties of 30A, and come home to a spacious, partially covered deck and some of the prettiest sunsets you'll ever see.

What's nearby:
This beachfront home is located on Scenic Highway 30A, with a tranquil stretch of Dune Allen Beach out back and Oyster Lake just across the road. You'll be mere minutes from Vue on 30A (a quarter-mile east) and all of the wonderful shops, galleries, and restaurants of Gulf Place Town Center (three-quarters of a mile east). There are 18 miles of local bike paths to assist you in exploring the nearby beach communities and coastal dune lakes, including those that can be found in Grayton Beach State Park (six miles east).

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Reservations between March and October include beach service
This home welcomes weddings with a maximum of 25 attendees (for a $500 fee plus tax)
If you're traveling with a larger group, this home can be rented with the four-bedroom Wave Watcher next door

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view






DVD player

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Adult bikes



Beach chairs



33 reviews

Adam W. Sep 2022
the off the porch to the ocean Is amazing
Dave B. May 2022
Good points - Steps from the beach and the beach area is quiet. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked.
Bad points - The house needs updated. Beach facing doors are rusting through. Interior trim needs paint. Some interior trim was touched up with different color of white and shows shoddy and cheap repair. It seems this house is just a cash machine and the bare minimum is done to keep it looking sharp. We've stayed at Dune Allen Realty ( properties and their properties are much better maintained. This house rents for $10k/week in the summer and it should be better maintained for that price.
Manager response:
Hello, Dave. We are sorry the home did not meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for bringing some items to our attention that may need some TLC. A contractor will be repairing the doors and the entire interior of the home will be repainted in November. We have passed your feedback to our local staff to work on improving the home for future guests. We hope we can host you again for a much more enjoyable stay.
Mary G. Feb 2022
Location location location - does not get any better than this! Easy, comfortable house.
allen h. Dec 2021
All we did was listen to the waves, loved it!
Crystal P. Nov 2021
Awesome views, great location. Plenty of room inside house and parking outside.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Crystal! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the views and location. We hope you contacted our 24/7 guest services, so we could attempt to make your stay more enjoyable. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope we have the chance to provide you with a 5-star experience in the future!
ANN H. Nov 2021
The view was great. The floor plan was very easy to live in. Great deck
Matt J. Oct 2021
One of our best stays on 30A. Just steps away from the beach which is great for hitting the beach all day or kids that want to go back and forth. Booking and communication throughout could not have been easier.
Tao Y. Oct 2021
just stand on beach, have great ocean view from the house. straight walk onto beach from the deck of the house. Only deficiency is the shower room and towls are a bit old.
LINDA D. Sep 2021
We had an incredibly perfect week at Wave Catcher A. The house was perfectly clean at the 4:00 check in time. As we had no issues during our week, I cannot speak to the availability of Vacasa property management, other than to see I received timely multiple emails and texts prior to our stay which provided all the information we needed. There were 5 of us in our house and 4 more family members staying within walking distance. Thankfully, we had no issues with the Wi-Fi considering one of our group had to work remotely 4 of the days. (It was fantastic to have two folding tables in the laundry room. Our “worker” setup a table in her bedroom and loved the view of the coastal lake out her front window while she worked.) The huge kitchen, dining and living area easily accommodated all 9 of us (with room to spare) when it was our nights to cook! Although no spices are left, the kitchen was super stocked with plenty of plates, glasses, pots and pans. The location of the house was wonderful for us with plenty of gorgeous lightly populated beach right down the steps from the deck. The beach service was terrific as we also setup a tent to have shade for the 9 of us. Plenty of chairs on the beautiful deck to watch for dolphins every morning! Even though the other 4 family members’ condo was beachfront with a pool, most days everyone enjoyed the beach at our house. We really appreciated the keypad check in and the 4 bikes available. Gulf Place was within walking distance and two grocery stores within easy driving distance - perfect since we cooked almost every meal. Although we used to always stay in Blue Mountain Beach, the last two times we stayed in Dune Allen and really enjoyed a less crowded beach area. This house is further from the area where the coastal lake sometimes flows into the gulf providing more crystal clear water. Our last full day, those of us who have vacationed for years (from Destin to our now favorite Highway 30-A area) said the water was the most brilliant we had ever seen - providing a perfect ending for our stay! We definitely hope to rent Wave Catcher A again.
Pam R. Aug 2021
The house needs work. The toilets all are running all day and night. The fans make noise. The exterior lights are out- it’s scary dark in the stairs at night. One step on the roadside is popping up. All these things have been mentioned by many others on this site and no repairs have been done. The rates have doubled for next year. And the beach was mire crowded this year than it’s ever been. We love this stretch of beach. But it has changed. The house is nice but needs repairs folks!
Nicole H. Aug 2021
If you’re looking for a beautiful beach house for a low key, relaxing beach trip, this house is perfect. 4 decent sized bedrooms all with bathrooms attached. Nice big common area, kitchen, and deck. The beach is just steps away with beach service. The rental guys are there every day and are super friendly and helpful if you have any requests. Every vacasa rep I’ve reached out to (prior to trip) was kind and helpful.
Manager response:
Hello Nicole, thank you for the glowing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again soon
Mark D. Jul 2021
Nice house that has been updated since we stayed last. Still needs a little touchup.
Manager response:
Mark, thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time! We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for future guests. We will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Jayna H. Jun 2021
Steps away from the beach and easy access to great food.
Susan S. Mar 2021
Awesome deck and view of the beach. Beach chairs and bikes are a nice bonus with this house. We enjoyed riding bikes to get coffee and see the quaint neighborhoods.
Mary G. Feb 2021
Perfect beach house! Great deck! Steps to the beach. I’m back again this year & will be next!
Local rental ofc personnel always friendly & helpful.
Saranne C. Nov 2020
This is our fourth time to stay at Wave Catcher. It is the ultimate beach house and right on the beach. The huge deck is such a bonus to watch the sunsets and waves. The house itself is very roomy with a beautiful kitchen. I can highly recommend this vacation house to anyone.
Karen M. Aug 2020
The layout of this home is perfect! Very spacious.
We loved the deck! It was perfect for morning dolphin watching and relaxing in the evening. Just steps from the sand.. makes this home a great place to enjoy the beach.
Kaye A. Aug 2020
We (my family) loved Wave Catcher the moment we stepped through the door. The week was not long enough. The house was beautiful, comfortable and met every need. The beach front location is gorgeous.
Thanks for giving us wonderful memories that will last a last time♥️🏖💦😎☀️
Cindy W. Aug 2020
We LOVE the big "Yellow House" !!! We'll be back!
Kay and Reid B. Jul 2020
My trip was excellent but communication with Vacasa is so difficult . Can not get through by telephone and email is impossible also.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the delay you experienced. We are working through a very high call and email volume at this time. We hope to host you again very soon. Thank you!
Jean W. Jun 2020
The house location was fabulous, just a few steps away from the water and came with 4 beach chairs and bikes. The house was very clean and spacious with each bedroom having its own bathroom. This is in an area that has only beach houses and no condos so the beach was not overly crowded. It was very easy to social distance. The deck was very large with plenty of seating and had a partial overhang which was great if you wanted a little shade.
joel k. Jun 2020
This house was perfect for our family of 8. I love the little touches of complimentary dish soap, small shampoo and conditioner bottles and such. The location is perfect for kids to bike to gulf place daily for ice cream and kids crafts at the artist center.
Holly T. Mar 2020
We loved everything about the house. The location could not be beat just a few steps to the water. Absolutely perfect.
Mary G. Mar 2020
Perfect beach house, on the water, huge deck, room for lots of friends....what more does one need!
& if any issues (I’ve had none) Bob (maintenance) is there ASAP. Front desk crew also terrific. Coming back again!
Vickie C. Nov 2019
Great location
Diane C. Sep 2019
Easy rental process.
Bobby Cynthia W. Jul 2019
Perfect location and perfect accommodations
James L D. Jan 2019
Great location, Stocked with everything neede
Charla R. Dec 2018
Wave Catcher perfect place for our family of 10! Loved the quiet beachfront location on Santa Rosa Beach. Wonderful to be there Thanksgiving week.
Anne H. Sep 2018
The house was the perfect size for our family, with privacy for everyone, including a 19-month old baby! The large deck was fantastic, especially at night. Close access to the beach was helpful. The weather was very cooperative as well & the beach was uncrowded. Love this particular stretch of beach with NO high-rises. Sure do hope it stays that way.
Ray H. Jul 2018
A great family location