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Scott Bruns, owner.

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, french

"Loved Our Stay"-5. Stars-Kelly; Good Times"-5 Star-Mo; Wonderful Time"-5 Sta

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the Seagrove Beach vacation lodge rental

Gulf View Home, Huge heated Pool: 5 Bdrms+Pull-out Queen+3 Baths, Sleeps 17m

Almarito an older safe, clean and simple basic rustic 5 bdrm 3 bath Gulf of Mexico view lodge built on 13-ft. stllts for youngqqq fun-loving families on Seagrove's ' 'south beach' at 2971 E. County Hwy 30A, Seagrove Beach, FL,has added 3 more beds as top levels to all 3 beds in the 2 snug side kids' bdrms , now sleeps 17 rathern 14, so toddlers in big cribs last year now have their own regular children's single size beds.

A kids, sunsset fanciers' & swimmers' delight with the largest private rental home pool in Old Seagrove Beach, T-shaped, 40' x 31' (max. dimensions), screened & heated, tree shaded for summer comfort, its straight 40-ft. long lap lanes widening out to include a 16 x 16 ft. stepped toddlers area, w/1 ft. & 2 ft deep zones, outlined with PVC surface level markers to separate depths before deepening to grade school kids and then standing adult levels.

There is no deep end. Safety is king and diving is not allowed.

Kids clamber up 2 ladders. Parents & grand parents can take it easy, entering and leaving on the gently sloping ramp, no steps, with a long sloping handrail on one side and the pool's edge on which to rest a steadying hand on the other.

Next to the pool enclosure is an open sunbathing deck with/charcoal grill, table & chairs. Almarito is only 3 dooors from Old Seagroves only fine dining restaurant with a roof top bar and dining room as well as ones downstairs & only steps from the Cow Girl Kitchen breakfast & espresso bar.

Its large sheltered wood-decked ground floor recreation area features an all weather ping pong table, low basket ball net for sub-teens (no slam dunks permitted) and a screened-in & roofed over dining/cocktail patio on its lowest level.

Guests in the kitchen, dining area, living room and front porch on the main living area level upstairs enjoy a broad south view of the gulf whose deep blue color glimmers at solar noon with thousaands of tiny silver sparks of light. and early mornings and evenings watch as the rising and setting sun paints magnificent palettes of color on the clouds above and the sea below. This level also houses Almarito's 3 baths, 2 newly upgraded, one with a jetted whirlpool bath tub. Parking is available on site for 4-6 bvehicles. This is a good joint vacation spot for several couples or families with kids to gather for holidays, wedding parties & other family celebrations & reunions, special artistic, cultural & athletic events at nearby Seaside or open markets, auto shows etc. in that famed resort's central amphitheater.

We do not change our pictures every time we replace worn out or damaged fabrics or items It'sa safe, simple clean and very basic modestly furnished vacation home designed for a young family seeking holiday fun at a budget price. You should not come here looking for the comforts of a city dweller's year-round home, or a chic resort villa, despite this house's location between new 'showplace' homes in luxury resort villages like Seaside & Water Color west of us & Water Sound, Alyce Beach, Rosemary Beach & others east of us. For these very good reasons Almarito is priced thousands of dollars lower per week than those fancy newer houses, many without gulf views, with the same number of bedrooms, to say nothing of its over-sized swimming pool, screened & heated to up to 90 degrees F. all year round at no extra charge to you. But you have to remember in booking it that Almarito is such a bargain because I had it built 35 years ago using budget materials and it is a very basic house with 1978-style sheets of wood paneling on the walls, only moderately priced kitchen appliances, basic low cost furniture, and no antiques, fancy paintings or luxury touches except the huge pool and the fun jetted whirl pool tub between the 2nd largest queen bdrm and the tiny bunk bedded (single over double) children's room between that bath and another bathrm with a conventional bath tub with no jets.

I went for more bdrms, therefore smaller, for use only as very small sleeping places for vacationers eager to get outside into the sun and surf, or heated pool or play ping pong.

PLEASE NOTE: We have brought many improvements to this property, including a massive air conditioning reducting operation which has increased cool air distribution to every room. And we continue to improve every facility, acting often on our guests' suggestions.

The treetop level gulf view dining room & bar upstairs accommodates only 10 of the home's 17-person capacity for sit-down meals & parties, but are supplemented by the sofas & love seat, chairs around the living area & outside on the front porch overlooking the Gulf.

But potential guests who can't handle stairs should look elsewhere because, to secure our gulf views, our principal floor is elevated 13 feet to provide ocean water views framed by overhanging magnolias & mature oaks overlooking the surrounding village. We are right on coastal highway 30-A with its 16-mile adjacent bike path carrying cyclists safely across our coastal lakes on their own bikes-only bridges.

Old pine floors & wood paneling throughout give a warm cozy feeling to the L-shaped living/dining room area surrounding the open kitchen facing a breakfast bar & adjacent dining table lighted by gulf view sliding glass doors.

Wi-fi for multiple computer users, a 32' flat screen HD-TV with TiVo/satellite & net channel selections as well as DVD and VCR, + stereo, furnish music & entertainment while 2 sofas (one convertible to a dble bed), side chairs & an arm chair + games + puzzles enhance fun times together.

Each of the 5 bdrms has either an adjoining bath or private sink/vanity where Dad can shave mornings without tying up a full bathroom or diapers can be changed at midnight without walking down the hall to wash up. All 3 Queen bedrooms now have modernized connecting baths w/showers, 2 w/tubs, one of those with whirlpool jets, in the upgraded east side bath.

Besides its updated connecting bath, the 3rd Queen bdrm also has HD TV, a vanity cabinet w/basin for make up, wash up and/or shaving.. One bdrm with a double deck bed (full double size bed at bottom & single on top) connects to 2 of the 3 baths.

The largest Queen bdrm, with an additional double bed, is excellent for parents with a young child or children the couple may want to have sleeping close by (or a place for an insomniac to doze at a distance from a loudly snoring partner) and has a TV and private bath with tub/shower. Some families bunk 4 or 5 or more small kids in this master bedroom. The children's bdrm next door has (2 double bunks, sleeping 4 total) & a vanity+sink in-room for convenience.

One of the home's two clothes washers, a small one, is handily located up on the main tree top level living floor for easy accessand another full size washer plus a large 7 cubic ft dryer rated by Maytag for a capacity of up to 18 towels, are down in the main laundry & ironing room on the ground level, between the pool & the covered play area with its ping pong table, sheltered on its wood floor deck from the rain by the house above it.

Almarito overlooks the Timpoochee Trail, an 18 mile bike & jogging path that parallels 30A & facilitates a quick & easy bike ride to the beauties of nearby Grayton Beach State Park.

Crossing signs, zebra stripes, a traffic bump and flashing lights protect the pedestrian/bicycle crossing in front of our driveway to slow and stop passing vehicles to provide quicker pedestrian access directly from our front door to the convenient public beach entry path point kitty-cornered across our street and then just steps to the west from Almarito.

A short drive takes you to Sandestin with its big outlet mall featuring New York's finest shops and, even closer to Seagrove, brand-new swank multi-screen cinema with dine-in 'Ovation' screening room, plus another Giant Screen projection room. And more eateries, water parks and entertainment, are nearby to east & est, including more multi-screen cinemas, including deep sea fishing boat departures most days from nearby Destin harbor and, in the other direction, the amusement parks & City Beach's Pier Park.

Contact Scott by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or need help with anything, and for pictures & details about my 5 bedroom 4 bath gulf front house, Chez Mireille, vrbo 253008, just a few blocks up the street, also in Seagrove Beach for family reunions as well as weddings, and only steps away in the other direction from the famed Seaside Gulf resort with its chic shops, art galleries and more people friendly night life.

The Almarito property manager no longer resides on the Almarito lot. But Scott and/or our full time handy man Todd welcome your calls (we answer everything that rings, screen no one out, only miss calls if we on another line), devote our time to only two houses and react promptly to your calls for information or assistance.)

Keywords: HUGE GULF VIEW! Mermaid's Delight with gulf view main floor kitchen, dining room, living room and front porch. Swim in Old Seagrove's largest private pool, screened & heated, with a 40 ft lap lane, 31 ft at its widest, with a shallow stepped toddler play area + and inside whirlpool bath tub next to 2nd master bdm. Nearby gulf beach access; Weather-proof wood-floored kids' play area under house. Roofed ping pong area; Fly Southwest, No baggage charge, to ECP, Panama City, Fla., or fly Delta to ECP or to VPS, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Mom sleeps in & everybody eats out at breakfast bar/coffee shop 3 doors east, lunches & dines at the classy Whiskey Bravo bar & restaurant w/gulf view roof terrace for long lazy brunches a quarter block east. Leave your car at home & have a glass of wine at dinner at Whiskey Bravo's friendly bar, mix & mingle & then walk home to bed or for a romantic moonlight swim in Almarito's heated pool.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Scott Bruns, owner. (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Emerald Coast Beaches(ECP) + Valparaiso (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Whiskey Bravo, w/rooftop bar partal view of Gulf
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Rosemary Beach
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Crestview - New Orleans - Miami train.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S. 98 closest, then I-10, twrds New Orleans. Jax
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Whiskey Bravo, with Gulf View tables on rooftop.
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Beach stair access path diagonally across street
Car: not necessary

For horsemen and women, and their show riding children, a dressage trainer is based in the nearby resort and fishing port of Destin,Florida.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Seagrove Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$3,451
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$665
Cleaning C$399 + Tax
Wedding C$532 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Monthly = 28 days in winter months. No refunds for utility service failures so long as owner has paid due service bills, temporary equipment, fixture or appliance breakdowns when owner has promptly called for repairmen, spare parts if needed, ordered replacements when necessary, or prepared alternate arrangments (such as supplementary a/c if main unit temporarily out of service.)

Client uses ordinary personal check for half seasonal rent+half cleaning fee+half Weddng,Other fee(IfApplicable)+half 12% sales & bed taxes on rent+cleaning+other fees to pay for reservation posted on caleendar. Mails 2nd half of 2 advance payments about 7 weeks before arrival (in time for owner to deposit it & for bank to clear check at least 45 days before vacation slated to begin.) No cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Seagrove Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also wash basin w/well lit 'star' type make-up mirror.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also wash basin & mirror.Next to 'Queen' bdrm 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Shower is over whirlpool tub. Also corner wash basin.
  • Four out of the five bedrooms, all the 'couples' bedrooms, with either queen or double beds, adjoin bath rooms. The fifth bedroom, a children's bedroom with only single (2) beds, has an in-room wash basin with hot & cold faucets.Another basin is in a queen bedroom which also adjoings a bath with shower stall, basin and toilet, giving couple there 2 basins for simultaneous use.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Adjoims both full baths, one w/jet whirlpool tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 4 bunk bed , A wash basin with hot & cold water is in this room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , HD TV. Adjoins ba w/Whirlpool jet tub/shower, basin, toilet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , HD TV. Adj ba(shower, toilet, basin) + 2nd basin in closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , In living room Flat screen HD TV, TiVo, VCR, DVD, gulf view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , HD TV, DVD, VCR Adj. full bath w/shower n/tub+basin+toilet
  • 3 Queen size Bdrms, all w/new sat. HD TV svc. All 3 Queen bedrms + double bedrm adjacent to baths/showers, 2 of thm w/tubs. the upgraded e. side bath w/jetted whirl pool tub+shower & frmer hall bath upgraded w/roomy shower stall adj. queen bdrm. Dble Beds: 3 - 1st dble bed in NE cor. bdrm, betw. 2 full baths w/shwr & tub, one a whirlpool. 2nd, in largest of 3 Queen bdrms. U can turn this big master bedroom into a dorm. bunking 4 kids or 5 or more small children...or provide roomy refuge for the sleep deprived partner of a thundering snorer in the queen bed to get a few hours dream time at the other end of the room. Perfect for parents of a sick child or one whose sleep time must be watched over by a breathing monitor, or one who craves parental attention when sleeping away from his/her usual cozy bed at home. The 3rd double is fold-out sofa bed in living room with exclusive overnight access to 32 inch flat screen HD-TV, TiVo, etc, and adjacent to moonlight view of Gulf of Mexico from wrap around porches. Twin or Single Beds: Four single beds in 2 upper & 2 lower buns in nw corner children's bedroom with its convenient wash basin for cleaning up kids or for Mom to wash self and baby while or after changing diapers. Child Beds: 2 avail. Guests can order cribs (or child booster seats for dining room) by contacting Scott in advance. Baby Cribs: 2 available on timely advance request. Sleep Sofas: One, double size convertible bed in living room provides view through wide double paned french doors of rosy pink dawn skies and, to those early to bed in winter, eastern sky reflections of the panhandle's golden orange sunsets into the sea. Occupants have exclusive overnight use of new 32-inch flat screen satellit HD TV, TiVo, DVD player, etc., ready access to the beautiful full moon view of gulf from tree top level front porch.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We might supply among the best TLC of any private rental house in Seagrove, a 5/6-day a week handy man on call for only 2 houses managed by owner of your 5 bdrm 3 bath lodgings with its sea, sunset & sky views, ready to fix most problems, familiarize you with the area & direct you to nearby attractions, and to call in help for you when needed, all the more attentive because not distracted like a big agency by having to look after guests in a dozen or dozens of other houses. When not actually on scene, manager or owner or handyman conscientious in answering yr phone calls or calling back when U telephone & find our line is busy (we pick up all calls;don't screen.) Phone us after we personally welcome you to attend to those familiarization difficulties such as where to find the corkscrew, which switch controls which outside light, how to deal w/the grill or what to do if a light bulb won't illuminate (It's probably an outside floodlight whose photo cell keeps it off during daytime.)