Reviews

Reviews
Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-9 Blackwater
December 11 2017

We loved the house and the peaceful location. We were there for a wedding so the beach was not a high priority. It was very convenient to all of our activities. Thank you!!!!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya-Magnolia By the Sea
November 19 2017

Great location!! Great neighborhood!! Always enjoy this area!!

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence on 30A-105 York
November 14 2017

Beautiful place, even better than pictures, roomy, clean, extremely well decorated and welcoming, will be an a+ when the nearby early morning construction is done.

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence
November 10 2017

The villa was really spacious and well decorated. Tall ceilings in every room. The kitchen had just about anything you could need to cook and there were big TVs in every room. The neighborhood pool was really nice.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-8 Wisteria
November 03 2017

Great location and great atmosphere!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-19 Vizcaya
November 01 2017

The place was fantastic. It was tucked away enough that you didn't feel as if you were on top of your neighbors, but close enough that we were able to walk to the beach and take it the sunset

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-113 Patina
October 30 2017

We had such a great time here on our girls weekend. The house was spacious with stylish beach decor. It was perfect and a short walk from the beach. The shops and restaurants close by were cute and very good. We will be coming back!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea -28 Vinings
October 16 2017

Great place!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-19 Kareny
October 11 2017

This summer was our first time in this particular house. It was a great home! Close to the pool. We are a family of four so the size was perfect for us. The beds were comfortable which is a big plus. I liked having a screened in porch but it was too hot outside to enjoy. It was also a well stocked home for pots & pans and such. This was great for us because we do all of our own cooking when we stay for the week. The manager of this rental is fantastic and quickly addressed any concerns we had.

Vacation property: Calypso Resort-1509
October 09 2017

You have a beautiful view from every window in the living room. The condo is nice we had plenty of room for the 5 adults in our group. The kitchen was stocked well with dinner ware, utensils, and plastic wear. The appliances all worked well and were in good working order. We enjoyed our stay.

Vacation property: Calypso Resort-708
October 09 2017

Prefect Location! Closest condo to Pier Park. Beautiful condo. Clean and comfortable. We will be back again!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-8 Wisteria
October 09 2017

8 Wisteria was very comfortable! The wifi worked great as did the direct TV, which was nice to relax to after a long hot day. The towels were soft. The BEST part is that the water pressure was awesome. I only used the master shower, but usually I'm so ready to use my own shower upon getting home, but I was almost sad to leave this one. The walk to the beach was easy and the road has many trees so it was mostly shady.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-8 Wisteria
September 29 2017

We loved the place and area. Will come back again!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-36 Olivia Lane
September 28 2017

We snatched this place up at an amazing rate for our fall break. We arrived early and were able to park our cars, change in the pool house bathrooms and make it down to the beach for a full day of sun before our actual check in. Once we got into the house, we were delighted to see it so cutely decorated and immaculate it was. They had every possible item we needed. Some of our favorite memories were made on their awesome screened in back porch. We would 100% try to stay here again.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottage By the Sea
September 22 2017

You can't beat this location. Quite street, 1 minute walk to the pool. 4 minute walk to the beach. 5-10 minute drive to Rosemary or Seaside for great eats/drinks. Much better than the craziness of PCB. Clean, comfortable place.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-36 Olivia
September 21 2017

Beautiful house in a great location. The master suite on the second level is just gorgeous. I also loved being so close to the beach (literally a few minutes walk). It was my first vacation traveling with a baby, and we had a couple specific requests that Heather was able to accommodate. I would gladly work with her again in the future!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-113 Patina
September 20 2017

My family and I enjoy coming to the area annually and we loved staying at the property. The home was beautiful, comfortable and perfect for our family vacation. It had everything we needed and was a shot walk to the private beach. We look forward to coming back next year.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Beach-19 Vizcaya
September 18 2017

This was one of the most fabulous beach homes we've stayed in. So cute, spacious, laid out well...just awesome! We will definitely book the Magnolia Cottages every year now! And the host was great. Worked with us on issues surrounding hurricane Irma. Me, my spouse, my 3 year old and my mom had an amazing time here. Can't wait til next time!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Beach-19 Karney
September 18 2017

Our family had a great time! Nicely appointed, clean and decorated unit exactly 5 minutes away from the beach. We will definitely be back.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-19 Creek Park
September 06 2017

Great cottage centrally located on 30A in between Watersound & Alys Beach. Just a short walk to the beach. House is very clean and in great condition. I couldn't have been happier with our stay.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-18 Creek Park
September 05 2017

The pictures and descriptions are accurate. The place is quite and appropriate to rest. If you want explore others beaches it is good to have car. We could walk to Seacrest beach. My friends and I had good times there. We recommend this place.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-28 Vinings
September 05 2017

Location great - a short walk to the beach - the beach access was really easy - and the wagon & chairs were perfect! The home is also very close to the pool. The pool was large and very clean. A great place to cool off in the late afternoons.

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence-105 York
August 31 2017

Loved this property, the amenities, and the location. It was our home away from home, except we were at the beach. We had everything we needed, and the property/decoration is beautiful and contemporary. Shuttle service to the beach is very convenient. This will most likely turn into a yearly destination. Highly recommended!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-197 Patina
August 29 2017

Great cottage in a great location!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea - 19 Kareny
August 28 2017

Thx so Much ! We had a great time and enjoyed your home. We took great care, I promise! We will be back.

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence-105
August 20 2017

We have stayed here 2 years in a row. Nice to be away from all the congestion in Seaside and Rosemary. The house had everything you would need, besides beach toys, towels or floats.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-19 Creek Park
August 19 2017

A very comfortable and clean house with all that is needed for relaxation and fun

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-197 Patina
August 19 2017

The house was perfect for our stay. It was very cleaned and had everything we needed. Communication was fast and very helpful, even when we unexpectedly had to change dates due to car issues on the way to Florida. Would highly recommend this house for anyone wanting a quiet nice place.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea - 9 Blackwater
August 18 2017

Very clean. The 2 full beds in one room was a plus!!!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea - 28 Creek Park
August 17 2017

Beautiful home. Very comfortable and clean. We loved it here!! Short walk to the beach.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-113 Patina
August 12 2017

Great location for beach and pool. We slept 6 here with extra room. Kitchen is well equipped. Loved that each bedroom had their own bath. Overall fantastic place to be

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-36 Olivia
August 11 2017

Lovely home, location was convenient, screened in porch/ patio was well received by all of us. We would love to visit and stay in this home again, fantastic week!

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence on 30A-105 York
August 10 2017

Lovely condo! Beautiful furnishings and amenities. Great location right across the street from the Hub. The beach shuttle is such a great convenience. Hope to visit again soon !

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-36 Olivia
August 06 2017

Clean, kitchen stocked well, covered parking a major plus, closeness to beach perfection! Thank you!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-18 Wisteria
August 06 2017

Great! Will return!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-197 Patina
August 05 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful home with our family. We've stayed in many homes in the area and this is by far a favorite for us. Beautifully decorated, very clean and a great location. Short walk to the beach and pool. The porches are so relaxing and peaceful. Definitely will be back!!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea - 36 Olivia
July 31 2017

Heather's home was absolutely perfect, identical to the description, or perhaps even better! Great location and great home for family vacations!! We would definitely recommend this home and we are already considering returning next year! You won't be disappointed! Relax and enjoy

Vacation property: 19 Vizcaya
July 24 2017

Great house with everything we needed for a great beach vacation.

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-9 Creek Park
July 17 2017

The house had everything we needed to cook meals and enough space to play board games or hang out and watch tv together. Loved that the master was upstairs all by itself away from the noise of you needed it.

Vacation property: Prominence on 30A-105
June 24 2017

Property was new, clean, up to date in furnishing and décor; just refreshing and tidy. Location at end of lot was perfect. We really enjoyed having the provided bicycles. Everyone biked in the area. 30A was a new discovery for us. I hope to rent this unit again in the future.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-9 Creek Park
June 05 2017

Property was very clean and roomy with all the amenities of home. Rented beach cruisers from Big Fish, they delivered and picked up bikes with no extra charge. We're going to make this vacation spot a family tradition.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-28 Creek Park
June 05 2017

We had a lovely vacation. The house was just right for our family group. We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen.

Vacation property: Magnolia by the Sea-9 Blackwater
June 05 2017

Loved the beautiful beach house. Had everything set up perfectly. The screened in patio was so comfortable. Also loved the heated pool. We will be back next year.

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence-105
May 31 2017

Beautiful and clean rental. The decor, comfy bed/sofa and pool provided a relaxing vacation

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
May 22 2017

Everything about this trip was great. The management company was very responsive with all my questions and the booking and payment were easy. There were 7 of us, 3 couples and our granddaughter. The bedrooms each have a full bath which was perfect and a half bath was upstairs with the living room dining room and kitchen. The house was clean, well stocked and and well maintained. My family has been coming to Panama City for years and we would always rent a hotel right on the beach but this area of Rosemary Beach is so nice! It's just a little bit off the beaten path but close enough to everything. I would highly recommend this house and this area if you're thinking about renting.

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
May 12 2017

I recently stayed in this house w/ 4 other girlfiends. This was our 16th annual trip to the area and our 4th stay in the houses associated within this residential location. This was our favorite house. It is beautifully decorated, ample seating and comfortable mattresses. It is equipped with everything you need to feel right at home. It is an easy walk to the private beach access. The communication w/ the property mgrs. was always swift and courteous. The only change I would make is placing mirrors in the bedrooms to assist in drying hair/make-up to free up the bathrooms. We will definitely book this house for next year as soon as we confirm our travel dates. You will not be disappointed!

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence
May 10 2017

Beautiful! I would love to come back here again!

Vacation property: 173 Patina
May 08 2017

Great spot, and close the beach!

Vacation property: 9 Creek Park
May 09 2017

Everything about this home is great, it's just a short walk from the beautiful beaches, it was so cozy and comfortable, we would definitely stay again!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
May 02 2017

I highly recommend staying here! We had a fantastic stay and have no complaints at all! Beautiful area, as this was our first time in Seagrove... Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home! We'll definitely be back!

Vacation property: 19 Creek Park
April 25 2017

Great house! Close to the beach and community pool, the house is decorated modern and with care, the rooms and the kitchen have all that is needed, the porch is a wonderful extra space to hang out during the day or at night, communication and organization were quick, adequate and professional. We loved staying in the house and would like to come back!

Vacation property: 18 Creek Park
April 25 2017

We had a wonderful time at the house. It's wonderfully located with a very short walk to the pool and a little longer to the beach. 5-7 min. walk max. Also, a private entrance and access to the beach is across the street from the community, which makes it super easy for access with the family...and a short jaunt down the boardwalk. As for the setting, we thought the house is perfectly situated. Don't let the outside of the house deceive you: plenty of space and the best part is how it backs up the woods/jungle behind (we're from Milwaukee, so anything in Florida looks like jungle to us :). Super relaxing, very private and has a nice outdoor patio upstairs and down, both very private. Was perfect for our family of five! Loved it and we'll be back.

Vacation property: 9 Blackwater
April 22 2017

Stayed here! Absolutely loved it! This small community is one you'll want to come back to every year. Can't wait to come back!

Vacation property: Magnolia by the Sea-18 Vizcaya
April 14 2017

We checked out of the adorable cottage this morning and are already missing it! We absolutely enjoyed every aspect of the home- the spaciousness, the screened in porch, private bathrooms, etc. It was also very convenient to have a full kitchen and a laundry room available for use! We enjoyed the shaded and peaceful neighborhood, as well as the short walk to the beach each morning. We will absolutely be booking again in the future!

Vacation property: The Town of Prominence on 30A
April 12 2017

My family stayed here for the week and enjoyed the villa very much! It's near the pool, short ride to the beach and close to great restaurants! The 'Hub' across the street has great food and atmosphere! Villa décor is very up to date and equipped with everything you need for a great week at the beach!

Vacation property: Magnolia by the Sea-9 Blackwater
March 08 2017

What a place ! This is a very calming and tranquil house. Very relaxing and well kept. Cute area within a few minutes walk to the beach ! The pool was heated and warm during our stay in February which is also a few minute walk from the house. All the beds were comfortable and it was just a easy & relaxing stay. The property manager was most helpful for a item we left behind. Definitely a home we would return to ! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

Vacation property: Magnolia by the Sea-9 Blackwater
March 02 2017

I want to go back and live here! What a great little village. So close to the beach and convenient to everything. The cottage is well equipped with every thing needed. A hidden treat.....the Mr. Coffee maker makes the best coffee! Who would have ever thought?! Go to Publix and buy Lavazza Tierra ground coffee and you'll miss this when you return home. Beds were comfy, cottage was super clean, and pool and beach are within a short walking distance. The small village is a plus.....can't wait to go back!!!!

Vacation property: Calypso Resort
February 27 2017

We have really enjoyed our stay.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-18 Wisteria
February 26 2017

This is the second time we have rented a Magnolia Cottage. We're inveterate travelers who have rented more vacation homes than we care to admit. Perhaps close to 100. It simply does not get better than this with respect to quality for the "buck", and we just wanted to let you know. Thank you. You're Pros.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-19 Kareny
January 31 2017

It couldn't have been more perfect! Seacrest is so very lovely and quiet at this time of year with beautiful other villages to wander within minutes in either direction. The owners made it so easy by sending every detail we needed to know beforehand. Three minute walk to a wonderful beach so took advantage of that every morning. Dining and shopping were great even between Xmas and New Year's. Sometimes we stayed in and enjoyed the house watching movies or reading on great porch - sometimes we'd venture out exploring, once to Pensacola and their fascinating Naval Aviation Museum - relaxation and fun! Thank you Harstines! We'll be back!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
January 26 2017

The cottage was perfect for our little getaway. The home came furnished with linens and bath towels. The screened in porch was very nice to have coffee in morning to watch the nature. We really enjoyed the home and will be back.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
January 24 2017

Great location and home. It was close to shopping and restaurants. Had nice bedrooms and living space. We enjoyed the area and our vacation.

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
January 18 2017

I couldn't have been more pleased with my stay at 18 Vizcaya. The house was extremely clean, very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was well stocked and wasn't missing anything I could think of. The back porch was the perfect place to enjoy a quiet breakfast and enjoy all the beauty the area has to offer. It was a quick walk to the beach and close to many restaurants. Would highly recommend and plan to rent again in the future.

Vacation property: 18 vizcaya
January 10 2017

Super cute home at a great price. Stayed for a family reunion in the area. We felt the home was very nice and a great place to stay.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
January 10 2017

The home was beautifully decorated. It was clean and had easy access to the beach. The pool was very nice as well. We enjoyed the home and it's amenities. We had a great stay!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-9 Blackwater
December 06 2016

The house was amazing. Very comfortably decorated, so much so I am going to buy the same sofas for my home. It was convenient to everything. We had a lot going on with a lot of people in and out and the management was very accommodating to us. We appreciated that very much.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
December 02 2016

Very cute home that made you feel like you were at the beach for sure. The home was clean and taken care of. We enjoyed the neighborhood and the short walk to the beach. The home had what you needed to cook meals in, if you didn't want to go out.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
October 25 2016

We really enjoyed our stay! The place was very clean, all of the appliances were nice and worked properly, the beds were comfortable, bedrooms spacious, and one of the closer homes to the beach access. The neighborhood is very quiet and clean. This house is right next door to the pool. We hope to return!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-173 Patina
September 26 2016

The location of this house allows for a very relaxing vacation. It is far enough from a main road so that it is peacefully quiet and yet just a short walk to the beach. I found the beach here nicer than Panama City Beach or Destin. However, if you want to visit those locations, it is only a short drive, so again this house's location is just right. The inside of the house was very clean and not overly decorated like some places tend to be. Very relaxing! I highly recommend staying here. I will be returning myself next beach vacation. The area is also very bike friendly and you can pedal to a number of shops and restaurants. There is even one place with a huge outdoor theater that plays movies or has local bands and a great barbeque place.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-18 Vizcaya
September 05 2016

The house was beautiful, clean & perfect for our family! A short walk to the beach and not far from Rosemary or Seaside. It is such a peaceful & serene neighborhood. The house is decorated beautifully & a nice sized kitchen with everything you'd need for a yummy meal. We had an amazing time here & are sad to go.

Vacation property: 9 Blackwater
August 22 2016

We have been back a little over a week from our one week stay and we have already made our reservation for next year. Everything was as described or better than advertised. This is a perfect beach vacation and location for families. Thanks for a great experience.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
July 22 2016

This was a great house for our vacation. The location was fantastic and the house was decorated beautifully and well-kept. I will definitely return!!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
July 07 2016

We spent a wonderful week with our daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter of 7 months. The location is perfect close to the ocean, pool and only a short drive to many great restaurants. The cottage is decorated in a perfect beach theme.and was very comfortable for our stay. The Bay was the best restaurant as was the Red Bar. Thanks for a beautiful trip. Would love to visit again and would definitely recommend to our friends.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
June 28 2016

Enjoyed our stay Memorial week. Your home is fantastic. Quietest lot in the neighborhood. Very clean and plenty of room to spread out! Great layout! The screened in porch was definitely a plus! The emerald waters were calm and crystal clear the entire week. Thank you for opening your home to our family! Will definitely book again in the future.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
June 23 2016

Your home on Patina is very nice. We are enjoying our stay. The onsite team has been very attentive as well.

Vacation property: Calypso Resort-1509
May 20 2016

Corner unit with great views of Gulf and Pier Park. Close to everything. Convenient parking, fast elevators, and comfortable beds. Highly recommended!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
May 17 2016

This home was absolutely perfect for my family (which includes 3 little ones). The home looks exactly like the pictures. The interior and exterior of the property was very well maintained. The home had great furnishings and nice decor. The location was ideal - very close to the beach, grocery store, pharmacy, and local restaurants. I plan to rent this property again next year and will definitely recommend to others that plan to visit the area.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
April 07 2016

This was a beautiful vacation home. We had a peaceful and relaxing stay. So lovely to be close to the beach and then to return to a quiet retreat.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
March 23 2016

Lovely cottage and location was perfect for our girl's getaway. We found lots of nearby restaurants and activities to do.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
February 24 2016

Spent a week at this location with my wife and daughter. We loved it. The House: Amazingly clean upon arrival and in great condition. Separation of living area (upstairs) and bedrooms (downstairs) ideal, and numerous outdoor porches for getting outside. Location: House is next to the community pool, which was great for accessibility (we didn't have to walk forever to get there). Although pool was used daily, the trees between the house and pool provide sufficient privacy (we didn't feel like we were AT the pool all day). House is also a three-minute walk to the beach; if you're feeling more frisky, you can also walk/bike to nearby Alys Beach, which is developing quickly. We were close enough to the beach that we didn't mind the non-oceanfront/view location. Parking for two cars -- if you have more, then you can contact management for alternate options. Community: This is a community of comparably-sized homes, many of which are rentals. Community was very quiet and away from the traffic/noise of busy 30A. Overall this was a great rental at a great price. We had no issues while we were there, and the rental process was very easy. Highly recommended.

Vacation property: 19 Vizcaya-Magnolia by The Sea
February 20 2016

Thank you so much for the use of your cottage. We had the best time and saw some of the most beautiful sunrises on the beach. It was a perfect place and wonderful trip.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
December 16 2015

My family decided to take a last minute long weekend to 30A. The home was beautiful and well furnished. The description on the site is spot on. Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
November 27 2015

My family and I stayed here in June and had an amazing time. We had been to Destin before, but never to the Seaside/30A Beach area. The cottages were actually recommended by a colleague of mine whose daughter had stayed here previously with family friends. You are provided with all the basic essentials in each of the houses. And, access to the beach was directly across from the property which was so convenient. Lastly, it was the greatest deal for the area that I had found. I HIGHLY recommend and am looking forward to coming back in years to come.

Vacation property: 18 vizcaya
November 27 2015

Our family throughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving week in this beautiful beach cottage. The children want to come back here every year! It is a short easy walk to the heated community pool and an easy walk for even our toddler to the beach. The house is stocked with anything a family could need and I easily cooked a large Thanksgiving meal in the well appointed kitchen. The house is beautifully decorated and easy to live in. We can't wait to come back!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages by the Sea
November 04 2015

My husband and I rented this house for a last minute weekend getaway. The owner was very accommodating and great to work with. The house was perfect; everything we needed and more! It was immaculate and well maintained. The pictures really don't do it justice. It is an easy walk to the pool, the beaches and other communities. We would stay here again in a heartbeat and bring friends!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya-Magnolia by the Sea
October 27 2015

LOVED this beach cottage. So elegant, cozy and altogether adorable. The community is quiet, peaceful and very scenic. The proximity to the beach and area shopping, dining is great. We have been coming to the area for several years and were very impressed with the standard of this beach cottage and all its features. Recommend to others without hesitation. Manager was great too! Terrific experience.

Vacation property: 28 Creek Park-Magnolia By the Sea
September 29 2015

Just wanted to let you know we enjoyed our stay this past week at the Magnolia's. The weather was perfect and the beach couldn't have been more beautiful!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya-Magnolia By The Sea
September 29 2015

I have just returned from vacationing in your cottage and want you to know EVERYTHING was fabulous! The cottage was clean with comfortable furniture, wonderful layout, very adequate dishes, etc., decorated with good taste and absolutely perfect for us!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
September 01 2015

Just wanted you to know we had a fantastic stay at your home!! We loved the house so much. We loved the area so much! Never before have we stayed somewhere so clean and nicely decorated. We felt at home during our stay. After a long day at the beach and pool we were so excited to return home to such a great cottage! Thank you again for all your wonderful customer service leading up to our trip!!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea-18 Vizcaya
July 23 2015

Our family enjoyed this beach house for just over week and it was nothing short of wonderful! The location was superb, the house is in a great community and the walk to the beach was easy. The home was beautiful, so clean, and just a great relaxing feel to it. Gorgeous porch. I recommend this beach cottage to anyone with a discerning "eye" wanting to enjoy a low key, relaxing vacation . It was lovely and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-189 Patina
July 07 2015

My family and I stayed here in June and had an amazing time. We had been to Destin before, but never to the Seacrest Beach area. The cottages were actually recommended by a colleague of mine whose daughter had stayed here previously with family friends. You are provided with all the basic essentials in each of the houses. And, access to the beach was directly across from the property which was so convenient. Lastly, it was the greatest deal for the area that I had found. I HIGHLY recommend and am looking forward to coming back in years to come.

Vacation property: Ariel Dunes
June 11 2015

I never dreamed that someone like me could stay at a BEACHVIEW CONDO in Florida but Ariel Dunes and homeaway.com made that happen for me! Wonderful room. The carpet needed a good cleaning but other than that it was BEAUTIFUL!!!! Awesome beach access with The Whale's Tail Bar down on the sand but not so close that it disturbs you. Private pond in between the rooms and the beach and a lovely walk in between. You cannot get a better bang for your buck!

Vacation property: 8 bedroom home
May 19 2015

I went on vacation with 7 other women and this house was perfect for us. We each had on own private bedroom and very few of us shared a bathroom. We had a private pool and fenced in patio area that we enjoyed immensely. The house was neat, clean and just plain awesome. It is very convenient to the Orlando area and all of it's attractions, but a little bit of a drive to any beach. I would stay there again. Thank you!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
May 12 2015

LOVED this beach cottage. So elegant, cozy and altogether adorable. The community is quiet, peaceful and very scenic. The proximity to the beach and area shopping, dining is great. We’ve been coming to the area for several years and were very impressed with the standard of this beach cottage and all its features. Recommend to others without hesitation. Manager was great too! Terrific experience.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
April 08 2015

Having never been to this area, it wasn’t hard to quickly fall in love. So beautiful and so much to do here. The beach is so close, there’s great boating, fishing, golfing, fantastic dining. This beach house was beautiful, high quality and is well cared for. It was nicely stocked with all the essentials. We didn’t have any issues from start to finish. It was one of the most rejuvenating and relaxing vacations I've had in years and we look forward to returning again soon.

Vacation property: Village of South Walton
November 17 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and boy did we have a fantastic time! The condo was superb. It was extremely clean and had everything we needed. The master bedroom was amazing. All of the windows and patio doors provided plenty of sunlight. The patio was perfect for having our wine and/or coffee. Even though it was just the two of us, we didn't feel like we were on top of each other all the time. My hubby plays golf so he enjoyed the closeness of the courses in Panama City. I was on the beach daily. Everything was within a short walk or bike ride. The bikes were dropped off by Big Fish and we kept them the entire time. This was such an amazing place. The owners should be proud. We love the location. Loved being directly above the Acme Ice House. They played our kind of music and poured great drinks. If you can get away during the off-season like we did, this place is the place to go!

Vacation property: A-260 village of South Walton
November 11 2014

My husband and I spent 6,glorious days celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. The condo was in excellent condition and we really felt at home. We've taken lots of pictures for our family to see and will plan of booking this one again for next year. Thanks for this wonderful place. It was so close to the beach, shopping, drinks, and we rode bikes everywhere.

Vacation property: 9 Creek Park
February 08 2014

A really gorgeous, serene beach setting. We were so happy with the home and community, the quality and all the features.The cottage was so homey, charming, yet functional, just like the photos, but better in person. It shows like a model home. We found the location to be ideal for us, close to everything and a short walk to the beach. The rate was an exceptional value for all we received. Securing the home was very easy, management was so pleasant and friendly and we received great service. Altogether great. We loved it here and really look forward to returning.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages
June 19 2010

Last summer, we decided on a last minute family vacation. After some time researching places online, we stumbled upon Vacation by the Beach. The rates were perfect, pictures enticing and location ideal. We reserved, spent our week on the beach in late August and had a wonderful time. The house was gorgeous! Not a complaint! I just finished booking for our vacation this August and this year we're bringing more family. We've shared our experience with many friends and know of some who will be headed that way this summer. Thanks and we look forward to our trip and trying a new cottage!

Vacation property: Magnolia
January 10 2011

My girlfriends and I were in town for a music festival and found this house absolutely perfect for our stay. When you walk in to this rental you will feel as if you were walking into a place you could live year round. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed for cocktail making and showing off our individual culinary skills. Each room was comfortable- good quality beds, dresser space and closet space to settle into and bathrooms that never left us feeling crowded. I look forward to booking a stay in a non winter month so I can enjoy the bach access and lovely porch.

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
September 03 2011

We just returned home from a stay at 18 Vizcaya and LOVED IT! The home was very inviting, clean and perfect for our vacation needs! It was also very close to the pool, which worked out great for our children! Heather and Shane were excellent to work with! They answered all of my questions quickly and thoroughly! We will definitely be returning for many years to come! Thanks for a memorable vacation!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-18 Vizcaya
November 26 2011

We spent our Thanksgiving Holiday in #18 Vizcaya and it was everything that was promised. I have never stayed in a place that I booked online that was exactly how it was portrayed online. Everything was in excellent condition and the neighborhood was a perfect location. We were able to visit Seaside and Destin both but able to come back to a relaxing safe neighborhood where our girls could play safely and we could relax. I would recommend this cottage to anyone with 2-8 people.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
February 03 2012

We had a wonderful experience at this lovely home. It was new and decorated beautifully. It more than met all our needs and expectations. The location was great. Close to everything. Even though it was winter we found plenty to do.

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
July 14 2012

Our stay at 18 Vizcaya was everything we hoped for. A fabulously relaxing week in the perfect location central to pool, beach, and all that 30A has to offer. No details were overlooked, even a big bag of ice and popsicles for the kids upon arrival. Our friends who pay twice as much to stay 5 miles away in Seaside proper were jealous to hear and see our pictures! :) Much bigger, nicer home, quiet neighborhood, less crowded beach- yet close enough we could drive down 30A to the hot spots for all the hustle and bustle if we craved that. Management were always prompt and courteous and easy to work with. We will continue to recommend vactionbythebeach to everyone looking for the perfect vacation home.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
January 12 2013

Wonderfully appointed and beautifully decorated, our family had the most enjoyable stay in this lovely home. So much to do in this area, with the beach just steps away. There's everything you need and more to enjoy that home-away-from-home experience, except this home was head and shoulders above ours! We enjoyed it tremendously and recommend it highly!

Vacation property: Magnolia-18 Vizcaya
February 01 2014

We all fell in love with this adorable cottage and hated to leave! It's so charming and so perfectly decorated, you instantly feel relaxed when you enter and the stress of daily life just melts away. In addition to the great decor, the cottage offers everything you need and more to enjoy that home-away-from-home experience. The gorgeous beaches are just a short walk away and we were also very close to the pool where we relaxed and sunbathed thanks to the great warm weather we had the week of our stay. There were four adults and two children so the bedding configuration was ideal for us, and the three bathrooms were perfect. We had plenty of room and privacy. The kids loved playing on the patio. It was nice to be able to prepare meals and while keeping an eye on them in the living room, great floor plan. We had a great vacation, filled with relaxation and fun. We're already planning our return trip. That said, we all highly recommend this cottage! I know you won't be disappointed here.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea
March 09 2013

What an incredible home and in such a beautiful community. We had a fantastic stay here. Everything was perfect, from the home location, the furnishings, decor and all the essentials. The owner/manager was very pleasant and prompt in assisting me with my questions prior to booking. Highly recommend this lovely cottage. It's everything the photos show and more!

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
July 03 2013

Loved this beautiful beach cottage. It was quaint, clean, located in such a nice quiet community and a quick walk to the beach. There was a total of 7 of us (4 adults, 3 children) and we were perfectly comfortable and had plenty of room. Would definitely stay there again. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
July 12 2014

Words cannot express how awesome this house is! The house was clean, organized, beautifully decorated and maintained, making for the perfect getaway. This was our first time staying in the Magnolia Cottages and we loved every moment of it from biking to relaxing beachside to sipping wine on lovely porch. It was a very relaxing vacation! We can't wait to come back next summer and enjoy this cottage all over again!

Vacation property: Magnolia
April 11 2014

Just love your sweet beach cottage. Our family had such a wonderful stay, a much needed breather. Everything was just perfect. Your home is so charming...it's spacious, well decorated, and very comfortable. The community is so serene and picturesque, not to mention close to everything. We will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your perfect beach getaway to us!

Vacation property: Magnolia
December 21 2013

Great getaway! Very happy with the quality and all the features of this beach home. Excellent location, close to everything. We all enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend to others.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
January 01 2014

Only very positive things to say about this adorable beach home. It's true to the photos and even better to experience. Scenic community, ideal for biking and strolling and a quick walk to the beach. Booking the home was a cinch, rates are VERY reasonable and our stay was without any challenges.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By the Sea
September 08 2014

Peaceful, Serene, and oh-so relaxing! Perfect home to enjoy a beach getaway. Terrific community located close to everything, quick walk to the beach. Home was equipped with everything our family of 6 could need. Owners were very professional too, everything was easy and we were very pleased with the price and quality. Highly recommend to others.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
February 08 2014

Look no further, this is paradise. We were so happy with the home and community, the quality and all the features. The cottage was so homey, charming, yet functional, just like the photos, but better in person. It shows like a model home. We found the location to be ideal for us, close to everything and a short walk to the beach. The rate was an exceptional value for caliber of home, the community, and service we received. Reserving the home was very easy, management was very pleasant and friendly and we received great service. We loved it here and really look forward to returning.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea-18 Vizcaya
October 07 2014

VERY CLEAN, UP DATED AND VERY NICE. WASHER AND DRYER WERE NICE TO HAVE. VERY QUIET AND CLEAN NEIGHBORHOOD.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages - Vinings
September 29 2014

Just wanted to share what a wonderful time we had this August at the Magnolia Cottages. I would never have guessed we'd find such a beautiful combination of convenience, comfort and incredible beaches. My family and my best friend's family found the home very clean and very comfortable. We had a wonderful time and rebooked for next summer before we even made it home! We are so thankful for finding this jewel!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages, 8 Vinings Lane Seacrest Beach, FL 32413
June 09 2014

The cottage was very clean, maintained well, above normal quality furnishings and updated appliances including full size washer and dryer. There were 6 of us that stayed here and we had plenty of room with the layout and the beds were all comfortable. The beach was a 3-4 minute walk and the pool only 20 yards from the cottage. We did have some internet connectivity issues after the 4th day but since Information Systems is my line of work I have my own wireless hotspot that we all used so not a big issue for us. Location on 30A is very convenient to Santa Rosa, Seaside and Panama City beach. Overall I was very pleased with the beautiful cottage and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great family vacation cottage.

Vacation property: 71 Patina Blvd.
March 28 2014

What an absolutely beautiful vacation cottage! We loved the decor, the artwork, the proximity to the beach, and the pool. The house was outfitted with everything you need for a fantastic beach vacation. We had a fantastic time and will be back!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
February 17 2014

We found this property to be just as advertised, and very clean. The kitchen is well laid out and supplied, and we made use of the grill outdoors. The walk to the beach is no more than 3 minutes. The cottage feels quite private with the many plantings between the homes. Thank you for a relaxing holiday.

Vacation property: 34 Creek Park
September 11 2013

We absolutely LOVED this location! It was so convenient to everything. An easy walk to the pool and beach. Very nice furnishings! We are already planning next summer. We can't wait!

Vacation property: Calypso Resort
June 07 2013

We fell in love with this place! The condo is lovely and boasts the most gorgeous views and amazing sea breezes. It was perfectly configured for two couples and two teenage girls. We were all very comfortable here. Location to nearby attractions, dining and shopping could not have been better. Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us. We will certainly recommend it to all of our Charlotte Friends!

Vacation property: 113 Patina
June 07 2013

We recently stayed at your home on Patina and absolutely loved it. It is so cozy and family friendly. We have two small children (3 & 5) and they loved it. The kitchen is open to the family room, which is great for watching the kids play while cooking. We enjoyed reading books, playing and relaxing on the porches after a day at the beach. The location to the pool and beach is ideal. It�s also very close to the Seaside and Rosemary Beach and conveniently located to shopping and dining. Overall it was great vacation spot with the kids in tow and an excellent way to kick off summer!

Vacation property: 208 Bluejack, WaterColor
June 07 2013

Our family has been renting homes in WaterColor since 2007. Without a doubt, your home on Bluejack was our favorite! Somehow we managed to sync calendars with three generations of our family, including two adult children, grandparents and grandbabies. The home was easily accessible for everyone, beautifully decorated & furnished, had absolutely everything we needed and desired. Not sure if we could pick one favorite thing about the house but the patio and huge porches were excellent for visiting, snacking, card games, a glass of wine, reading and napping. You were a delight to work with and we will most certainly be back next season. Our sincere thanks for a fantastic family getaway. Everything was just perfect.

Vacation property: The Villages of South Walton - A-260
May 07 2013

Shane & Heather, We just returned from our vacation in the Gulf that included staying in your A-260 Unit @ The Villages of South Walton. All I can say is "Wow!" The unit was VERY clean and VERY well decorated & allowed us to really relax upon our arrival. With the amazing pool & the beach in close proximity as well as all that the area of 30-A has to offer, we were left wondering, "What more could you ask for in a vacation rental?!" Thank you so much for having us & we surely look forward to returning to stay in your unit and we will DEFINITELY tell our friends & family! God Bless You, Chris

Vacation property: Watersound Resort-Salt Box
May 02 2013

A fantastic luxury beach house, yet very practical for families with active children. It was just ideal for our group of two families (4 adults and 3 children). We had more than enough space and the room/sleeping configurations were just perfect for us. The community is so family friendly. The kids loved the pool and enjoyed biking all around. The beach was just beautiful this time of year. Thanks for the great beach home. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and look forward to returning again soon!

Vacation property: 3-Bedroom Cottage, Magnolia By The Sea
May 02 2013

We just fell in love with your sweet cottage and didn't want to leave! It's so beautiful, perfectly designed and decorated. We instantly felt relaxed and at home here. The gorgeous beach is just a short walk away. We were also very close to the pool where we lounged most afternoons. We had six in our party, four adults and two children. The bedding configuration was ideal for us as was having 3 bathrooms. We had plenty of space and privacy. It was a perfect, flawless vacation filled with relaxation and family fun and we are already planning our next stay here! We all highly recommend this cottage. You can bet we'll be returning. Thank you again!

Vacation property: Ariel Dunes
May 01 2013

This was our first time staying at Ariel Dunes. We thoroughly enjoyed the destination and your condo. Our family of four was very comfortable. The kids loved the bunk beds. It was great to have a kitchen and washer and dryer, all the practical amenities in a vacation setting. The beach was an easy walk for us and we enjoyed the resort amenities, pool, dining-etc. The view was gorgeous, the accommodations well appointed, and the location was perfect! Thank you for the great accommodation as well as excellent guest service. Looking into a future family trip at one of your beach homes!

Vacation property: Vizcaya 19
April 20 2013

House was just as described... Perfect beach location... House was very clean and well equipped.. Very close to Seaside, without the Seaside prices.. Can't wait to return

Vacation property: Seacrest Condo, 3-Bedroom Condo
April 06 2013

We had a great stay in your Seacrest condo. It was exactly as it advertised, pictures and all, and resort was so very nice. The pool was perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. The location was ideally situated near the beaches of Rosemary and Alys, with many shops and restaurants nearby. We rented bikes and enjoyed riding up and down Hwy 30A, so scenic and such a charming area to explore. Many thanks. We appreciate the good service and the great accommodations!

Vacation property: Magnolia By The Sea, 3-Bedroom Cottage
April 05 2013

Shane, the Perkins Family enjoyed another great winter vacation in your beautiful beach cottage. It was exactly as we remember, just slightly warmer this year so we were able to swim in the ocean - a real bonus! You had the temperature adjusted just for us...gosh, you guys really go above and beyond for your guests! Truly though, thank you for everything. We really enjoyed our getaway and once again appreciate your providing such a lovely home for us to relax, unwind and have some family QT. Missy Perkins and Family

Vacation property: Beachwood Villas
March 28 2013

Your charming condo was just perfect and met our every need. It was clean, comfortable and well furnished with everything we needed. The Beachwood complex itself was very nice, enjoyed the heated pool. We were happy to have wireless internet in the condo too! This is our second time at Beachwood Villas and first time in your condo. Thank you for being so helpful and prompt in answering our questions. Will definitely stay here again and recommend you to our friends and relatives.

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box in Watersound, Florida
March 16 2013

After many, many trips and stays in the Seaside, Watercolor, and other communities, we decided to stay in this new gated community. We found this home to be more than what we expected. Everything was perfect and presented exactly as the images on-line. Heather the owner is very helpful with all questions and answers e-mails promptly. Our stay was for one full week from February 16th to the 23rd, 2013. Can't say enough about the walkways in Watersound,.... 5 to 6 minutes to the beach, many paths to walk to enjoy the entire community. This home deserves the 5 stars that is offered. Things we learned about the key box.... what we thought was a combination to release the door locks, it's actually a key in the combination box. Also, we learned after arriving that we needed a code for the front gate...... which Heather e-mailed to us within minutes of me contacting her. Anyone staying in this home will really enjoy a cup of coffee in the tower early in the morning as the sun comes up. Seaside is approx. 10 minutes down the road by car. The Publix Grocery Store is also 10 minutes away.

Vacation property: Ariel Dunes
March 06 2013

Our family had such a relaxing stay at your Ariel Dunes condo, I wanted to write and give you our appreciation. Your condo there is a real gem; such nice decor, comfortable beds, nice, open kitchen. We also appreciated having WiFi for my husband to stay in touch with work. May be minor to some, but very important for us. Terrific location as well with beautiful scenic views, cool breezes and just a quick walk to the beach. We really enjoyed the resort grounds and heated pool too. It was an altogether great experience. Next, we're going to look into your Orlando homes. Grandkids are old enough now to enjoy the parks! I'll be calling again soon. In the meantime, thank you again!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-9 Creek Park
February 23 2013

We rented this property from January 25th through February 8th and found it to be so cute, neat, and so so clean. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch and the peace and quiet. The facilities were awesome and the HDTV's in each bedroom and living room were awesome. In all my years of renting I have never rented a cleaner and cuter cottage. In all our time we never saw one insect. We were visited by some cute chameleons on the porch and watching their antics was fun. We made friends with neighbors Walter, Jessica, and their little dog Chelsea while we were there. The area is so nice and a place we both want to buy in. The pool was great and heated!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea -Vizcaya
January 25 2013

Shane & Heather, Thank you so much the time and consideration you have us with regards to renting your lovely beach cottage. We were wow-ed upon entering and it only got better as we settled in. We had plenty of room for our large party and really enjoyed all the homes features. The kids just loved the bunk beds. The pool was very quiet and relaxing and the beach was second to none. It was a truly fun and relaxing getaway. Thank you for everything. All the best, Nancy and family

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box, Watersound
January 21 2013

Heather, Just got back from our stay at your home in Watersound and wanted to say thanks for such an enjoyable place to gather. My wife's family lives down the coast in Navarre, FL and whenever we want to get the family together we go house rental hunting in Watercolor, Seaside or Watersound. Following our stay in your home, we now consider it to be among our top choices and certainly hope it is available next time we decide to get together (usually twice per year) for some family time. After staying many times in Watercolor with our kids when they were younger, we have now decided that the Watersound community is more in line with our newly found "empty nest" lifestyle. We chose last week to get together for the 30-A Songwriters Festival. What a great week! Your home location made it easy for us to quickly go back and forth between venue's from one end of the stretch to the other. We will certainly recommend to our friends and other family members. Kind regards, Mike Goings Hot Springs, AR

Vacation property: Calypso Resort
January 20 2013

Weve stayed on this stretch of beach a couple times before and we all agree this was by far our best vacation experience. The location of your condo at Calypso Resort is just perfect. Its accessible to everything, close to the pier park/dining and entertainment yet tucked away in a quiet location. The view of the ocean from the condo & balcony is absolutely stunning and offered the best sea breeze. The condo itself is large, well appointed, had all the comforts of home and more. The pool area was very relaxing too. It was the perfect backdrop to unplug and enjoy come much-needed R&R. Highly recommend your place to others!

Vacation property: 8 Vinings
January 03 2013

Our family stayed at this home over Christmas and loved it. Everything is clean, the home is spacious, and the upstairs has really nice natural light and porches. We enjoyed the quick walk to the beach. The owners are helpful and easy to work with. Highly recommend.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages - 19 Vizcaya
December 30 2012

My family and I just spent Christmas week at 19 Vizcaya and enjoyed every minute of our stay. This was a beautiful home in a beautiful location. There wasn't one thing we needed that wasn't already there for us. Thank you for the AMAZING memories you helped us make. There was so much to do even in cold weather. We will be returning in the summer for more fun !

Vacation property: 18 Creek Park
November 25 2012

We just returned from our week at your house at Magnolia By the Sea and wanted to let you know that we had a great time. The house was just as described on your website....everything was truly perfect for us. We loved the quiet, peaceful setting of the house and waking to the birdsong in the woods outside the bedroom. My 88 year-old mother felt comfortable too. It's a cozy, sweet home. We rode bikes to Rosemary Beach and to Seaside and were thankful to be able to return to a quiet, less congested community. We do appreciate the reasonable rates you offer. This made it do-able for us and was a great opportunity to get my Mom away from her apartment in Shalimar. It seems that my relatives in Florida don't spend much time at the beach, but it is the only place I want to be when I visit. It was a wonderful change from our rainy season here in Washington

Vacation property: 113 Patina Blvd
November 23 2012

Nov 10-16, 2012 This is our 3rd vacation with Shane & Heather as our hosts at Magnolia by the Sea. Their properties are by far the most incredible rates on 30A for such gorgeous beach homes! Very beautiful & clean. We had a wonderful week!

Vacation property: Memphis, TN
August 27 2012

Our stay on Wisteria Lane was shorter than we would have liked, but because of the great service and accomodations, we can't wait to get back and enjoy the house and the surroundings again. Everything was as promised. The local staff was accomodating,courteous, and kept us well informed throughout our stay. The house was clean and incredibly comfortable after a nice long day at the beach located within an easy walk. The neighborhood was peaceful and very relaxing. Cant say enough about how much we enjoyed the stay. Thanks to everyone who made our stay great!

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box Lane
August 27 2012

We had a lovely stay at Salt Box Lane! The home is very private and the photos don't do it justice. The park/playground is directly across the street and less than a block from the putt-putt golf so it was perfet for our young kids. We felt like it was a great value, and the owners couldn't have been more responsive and helpful. We will be back!

Vacation property: 71 Patina, Santa Rosa Beach area
July 28 2012

We had a wonderful time! House was perfect! Excellent location and tons of things to do for all ages! House was fully stocked with pretty much everything we needed and ate big family meals at home after awesome days on the beach!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
July 28 2012

Our stay at 18 Vizcaya was everything we hoped for. A fabulously relaxing week in the perfect location central to pool, beach, and all that 30A has to offer. No details were overlooked, even a big bag of ice and popsicles for the kids upon arrival. Our friends who pay twice as much to stay 5 miles away in Seaside proper were jealous to hear and see our pictures! :) Management were always prompt and courteous and easy to work with. We will continue to recommend vactionbythebeach to everyone looking for the perfect vacation home.

Vacation property: 197 Patina - Magnolia Cottages by the Sea
July 14 2012

We had an extraordinary stay at 197 Patina. The home was beautiful, exceptionally clean; the distance to the beach ~ perfect. In Magnolia by the Sea we found "our home away from home".

Vacation property: 71 Patina
July 08 2012

WOW!! Fantastic house!! It was even better than described. Very comfortable and spotless! I would definitely stay here again...and may next summer. We traveled with 4 teenagers who loved the house as well. They loved having their own rooms and enjoyed the bikes. We all had a wonderful time!

Vacation property: 113 Patina Blvd., Magnolia by the Sea
July 03 2012

We had a wonderful experience in our rental property. Upon arrival, the house was very clean and had all that we required. We cooked almost every night and the kitchen had every thing needed for making big meals. The beds are very comfortable and there is room for everyone to get some privacy. The neighborhood is lovely and the beach was beautiful, uncrowded and a very short walk from the house. We were amazed at how uncrowded and laid-back the area is, but close enough to Destin and Panama City for shopping and dining. The management is also excellent. They came by to see how things were on the first day, and were always close by.

Vacation property: 208 Bluejack
June 19 2012

We absolutely loved the home at 208 Bluejack St. in the heart of Watercolor. This home had everything that we could ask for. Very spacious and great porches to relax with swings and ceiling fans. We would definitely rent this home again.

Vacation property: 19 Vizcaya
June 09 2012

We stayed at 19 Vizcaya and it was fabulous!! The house had everything we needed and our kids loved the bunk beds!! It turned out to be our home away from home and we were sad to leave. We will defiantly be back to this precious beach home!!!!!

Vacation property: 71 Patina - Magnolia Cottages
June 03 2012

We went for our honeymoon (in our 40's) and loved each moment. Each day on the beach was perfect. The skies were blue. Riding bikes into Rosemary was awesome. The house was beautiful! Even if the weather had been rainy, we would have been comfortable inside. Everything from the furniture, art work on the walls and space was amazing! The community was overall well-kept, quiet and friendly. We will definitely be coming back to this little slice of heaven.

Vacation property: Nebraska
May 07 2012

We visited the area and stayed at 197 Patina in April 2012. It was a girls trip for a birthday celebration and we had a great time. It was a very relaxing, and we loved the quiet, slow paced area. It was a beautiful home, felt just like home with everything we needed plus MORE! The beach access was great and the heated pool was very nice. The house and surrounding area was very clean. The rates were very reasonable and we appreciate that. This was our first time to visit the area and we plan to return. Thanks!

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-8 Vinings
May 02 2012

We stayed the week at 8 Vinings in the community of Magnolia Cottages by the Sea. The home is beautiful and very clean and is located just a few steps from the pool. We only had a family of four staying there but it could easily handle 8 people comfortably. The location is perfect for accessing the communities of SeaSide, Watercolor, Alys Beach or Rosemary Beach. We would recommend this property to any family looking for a great place to stay and enjoy the beaches of Fort Walton.

Vacation property: Grayslake, IL
April 23 2012

We just stayed in 19 Olivia for a week with our three young children. The home could not have been nicer. We left feeling like we were leaving our own home behind. Such a wonderful community with a nice heated pool. The kids loved it. It was quite easy to access the beach boardwalk and the beaches in this area are truly amazing. We've come to 30-A for years and for the money, hands down this doesn't get any better. Rosemary Beach was close for evening outings and icecream. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories our family made in Olivia. We'll be back.

Vacation property: 19 Vizcaya Magnolia
December 01 2011

We spent our Thanksgiving Holiday in #19 Vizcaya and it was everything that was promised. I have never stayed in a place that I booked online that was exactly how it was portrayed online. Everything was in excellent condition and the neighborhood was a perfect location. We were able to visit Seaside and Destin both but able to come back to a relaxing safe neighborhood where our girls could play safely and we could relax. I would recommend this cottage to anyone with 4-8 people.

Vacation property: St. Petersburg
November 28 2011

Thank you for sharing this property with us. We had a fantastic time and we felt at home. Everything we needed in the home was available which made our holiday GREAT! thanks again. Can't wait to come again.

Vacation property: 145 Patina
July 06 2011

We had a wonderful experience with this property. The house was beautiful and very roomy. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, plus there was another 3/4 bathroom upstairs by the family room. We loved hanging out on the three patios. We used the provided grill almost every night for dinner. The pool was right next door which was very handy. We were a little worried about how the walk to the beach would be - but it was really short and the beach was beautiful and not very crowded. We had a great experience here!

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box Lane, Watersound
June 18 2011

Our family stayed at this beautiful house in May 2011 and had a wonderful vacation! The house is not only gorgeous but it's spacious, warm and comfortable and furnished with the perfect blend of elegant yet casual beach decor. The location is also great as the house is situated on a very quite street with no other houses on either side and a park directly across the street! Our only wish was that there would have been a telescope in the "tower" of the house to be able to better see the ocean and stars! Thanks to Shane and Heather for sharing your beautiful home.

Vacation property: 145 Patina
June 06 2011

We just returned home from a stay at 145 Patina and LOVED IT! The home was very inviting, clean and perfect for our vacation needs! It was also right next to the pool, which worked out great for our children! At first, I was concerned with having to cross the street to get to the beach, but the walk was not bad at all!! Heather and Shane were excellent to work with! They answered all of my questions quickly and thoroughly! We will definitely be returning for many years to come! Thanks for a memorable vacation! ~Dan and Brooke Bryant

Vacation property: Ohio
April 26 2011

We really loved the 113 Patina property at Magnolia Cottages! Being so close to the pool was a definite plus, and Eric, the on-site manager, was very helpful. Beach was beautiful also. Overall, a great vacation and value...would definitely recommend to friends (and already have!).

Vacation property: 197-Patina
April 17 2011

Thank you so much for letting us use 197 Patina in Magnolia. It was such a great house. And such a great area. We rented bikes-that was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect everyday! The pool was great and the beach was so close! We really had such a great and relaxing week! And it all started when we opened the door to your beautiful home! Thank you again!

Vacation property: 28-Creek Park
April 04 2011

We throughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely beach house. It was the perfect size and layout for our family of 7, clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The beach was beautiful and the pool was very convenient. We loved it all, thank you for a fantastic stay!

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box Lane, WaterSound
March 27 2011

We had a fabulous week at 67 Salt Box in WaterSound. The house was spacious and absolutely beautiful. We had our family of 6 and 2 more visitors came and went, and we could not have found a better home. The decor is peaceful and elegant, and extremely spacious. The location was quiet, and yet in a wonderful neighborhood. All the porches were appreciated! There is an Executive golf course putting green and park within a block. The beach and pool are an easy bike ride or stroll. The beach is secluded, huge dunes and incredible sunsets. We loved this area because of it's safety and location convenient to Seaside and Rosemary Beach,(each less than 5 minutes by car) yet no crowds. Loved walking around and biking the entire WaterSound area. We have stayed at many locations on 30A in the past 18 years, and this is by far the best place ever. Honestly, the best "vacation" we have had. We could not have asked for a better home. Don't tell too many people, because we'd hate to have this home booked when we come back again!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
March 09 2011

Great cottage, great location, great area. Cottage very comfortable, well equipped and close to everything, including beatiful beach. On site staff very responsive. Lots to do and eat on 30A!

Vacation property: 208 Bluejack, Watercolor, FL
March 05 2011

This was our second year at Bluejack in Watercolor and it is our favorite vacation house. It is such a beautiful home - the gourmet kitchen is my favorite room! We love riding the bikes to the beach or walking to the nearby pool. We highly recommend it!

Vacation property: Oklahoma
February 09 2011

We had a girlfriend's getaway at 208 Blue Jack in WaterColor. The home could not have been more lovely. Spacious, warm, and inviting with all the amenities of home at our fingertips. Wonderful neighborhood. We are already looking forward to renting it again with our family.

Vacation property: 197Patina
January 19 2011

We had a wonderful experience at this lovely home. It was new and decorated beautifully. It more than met all our needs and expectations. The location was great. Close to everything. Even though it was a December/January time frame we found plenty to do. We would highly recommend.

Vacation property: Jacksonville, FL
January 06 2011

We stayed at 67 Salt Box Lane last year with friends, and without a doubt it was the best vacation we ever took. The kids all loved the proximity to the beach, and the parents loved relaxing and enjoying the lovely surroundnigs.

Vacation property: 28 Creek Park - Magnolia by the Sea
October 06 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the house. Everything was just perfect - very clean, beautifully decorated. It was so enjoyable just to be there. Even though the house was at the back of the neighborhood, it was just a short walk to the pool and the beach. The staff with Vacation by the Beach couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Thanks for a great time!

Vacation property: 67 SaltBox Lane
July 07 2010

What a great vacation! Our group of friends, twelve in all, loved the house. There was plenty of space for everyone and not once did we feel that it was too crowded. Having multiple decks and the tower provided plenty of opportunities to break away from the group and enjoy some piece and quiet. The community is in a great location! Very easy access to the beach and pool. Pristine quiet beaches were very much appreciated by everyone in our group. A short drive to SeaSide was great for dinners and enjoying the summer sunset walking on the beach. Good enough to propose to my girlfriend! The large island in the kitchen provided for some great group photo ops to celebrate the occasion. We also chose to drive a little further to Destin for golf and more restaurant choices. The vacation at WaterSound made it very difficult to go back to work. I had many requests from my group of friends to make it a priority to go back next summer. Pros: - Good communication with the owners prior to the trip - Huge house nicely decorated with high end amenities - Bikes were fun to get to beach a little quicker than walking - Great location! - Beautiful beaches! - Wonderful gated quiet community Cons: - The house being so big can be a little noisy at times, but if you've been at the beach all day it's not hard to get a good night sleep in the plush king sized beds.

Vacation property: DNB08
May 02 2010

We just spent 5 wonderful nights in your beautiful home. Everything was perfect. I highly recomend this home for large families. Plenty of room for conversation, games etc. but still plenty of room to get away and relax on your own porch or room.

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box Lane
February 03 2010

We just returned from spending Christmas and New Years at your home in WaterSound and haven't stopped talking about it yet. We had several friends and family members visit throughout our stay and they unanimously agree the home and resort are second to none. We had a truly wonderful time. The home is beautiful... even better than the photos.... and was such a perfect fit for our family! We did lots of entertaining and found the kitchen/family room to exceedingly accomodating. We made good use of the fireplace since the weather was very cool! The location of the home is fantastic... we were a short stroll to the coffee shop, beach club and those amazing white sand beaches. The park just across the street was so convenient for the youngsters. It was very nice to be only a short ride to the shops and resturants of Seaside and Rosemary. Looking forward to returning when the weather is warmer and we can take full advantage of the pool and beach!!!! Thank you for a wonderful and memorable vacation!

Vacation property: 208 Blue Jack Watercolor
January 03 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed spending Christmas week at your home in Watercolor. Once again, we found the house to be very nice for entertaining and just enjoying time with our family. Thank you for sharing our home with us. We look forward to returning again in the near future.

Vacation property: Salt Box
December 11 2009

This was our first visit to Water Sound, and what a grand vacation it was! Even though the weather was not great, the house on Salt Box is fabulous; and it made our trip worthwhile. We will definitely return!

Vacation property: Dallas, TX
December 07 2009

My husband and I stayed at 67 Salt Box for our honeymoon in November. The property is even more beautiful than the pictures show, and we had a wonderful time. The bikes are great for exploring the neighborhood, and we loved having the puttering park just around the corner. This house was absolutely worth it and we hope to return in the future.

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya Seacrest, FL
November 27 2009

We had a lovely stay. The house accomodated all six of us nicely. The price was quite reasonable. I hope we can come back again.

Vacation property: 28 Creek Park
November 02 2009

We have now stayed twice at properties owned by Vacation by the Beach, and we have been thoroughly pleased each time. The houses are extremely clean, nicely decorated, and the setting is the best across-the-street from the beach as you can get! We will definitely be back as soon as we can.

Vacation property: Sewanee, TN
October 21 2009

My friends and I just got back from a great fall break in Seacrest Beach, Florida. It was absolutely wonderful. The weather was great, the house was great, the location was great... Everything went perfectly and I would definitely rent from vacation by the beach again!

Vacation property: 28 Creek Park
October 16 2009

We just returned from a 5-day vacation on 30A. We were very pleased with our rental home selection of 28 Creek Park. The quiet community across the street from the Gulf made for a short stroll across the road to a very quiet beach access. The house was very well appointed and the 3 minute walk to the pool was great! We will definitely look at using Vacation by the Beach for our next visit to 30A!

Vacation property: Aurora, Ontario
September 24 2009

Enjoyed our 2 weeks very much. Excellent location and very clean. No complaints whatsoever.

Vacation property: Jacksonville, FL
September 12 2009

In June we stayed at your Watersound home on Salt Box Lane home. The gated neighborhood was quiet and perfect for the kids to ride their bikes to the pool or beach. After looking at the pictures we knew the home was nice, but in person it was just gorgeous. Usually we prefer hotels because we know we'll get the best, but there was no comparison to your lovely property. Exploring the area was such a treat too. The staff at the restaurant/pool were so friendly, and the kids loved sailing their homemade pirate ships in the winding stream. I've lived in Florida all my life, but these beaches were the best I've seen - thank you so much!

Vacation property: Durant Ok
July 10 2009

We stayed at 145 Patina in July of 2007 and have now booked another stay at Magnolia by the sea for July of 2010. We have taken a cruise since then and decided before the boat docked that we were defininitly returning to Magnolia by the sea! The quality of the homes and the personal care from Heather is AWESOME!!! Cant wait!

Vacation property: 47 Royal Fern
July 10 2009

Our week in Florida was unforgettable thanks to your beautiful home in Watercolor. The neighborhood was picturesque, the beach resort first rate, and our home away from home was gorgeous, comfortable, and spacious. Pictures are not adequate to convey the splendid surroundings both inside and out. Quite simply, we were spoiled - the house was a steal! Wish it were ours! Cheers Steve Elieff

Vacation property: 47 royal fern way, watercolor
June 20 2009

Our recent summer vacation was relaxing and memorable, thanks to your beautiful home and the gorgeous neighborhood of watercolor. We had plenty of room to spread out in a home that felt like ours (as others have said, the pictures don't do it justice), and we thoroughly enjoyed riding our bikes around the community, whether to enjoy the lovely scenery, or to make our way to the beach resort and pool. We could not have asked for a better place to stay, and feel in retrospect that it was a tremendous value.

Vacation property: St. Louis, MO
June 16 2009

Our family really had a wonderful time in Florida last week. The home at 67 Saltbox is gorgeous, comfortable and delightful. We all felt equally accommodated in the bedrooms, loved the open format for the kitchen and family area, and appreciated the patios. Watersound has such beautiful boardwalks and landscaping and the finest beach we have visited as a group, amidst many family vacations. We sincerely hope to make Watersound (67 Saltbox!!) our new family vacation destination.

Vacation property: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
April 28 2009

Our week stay in April 2009 at 67 Salt Box in Watersound, Florida was amazing. The house was much more than we were expecting and made our vacation truly one to remember. It is a fantastic property and would recommend it to anyone considering visitng the Florida panhandle. The beaches and pools were a 5 minute walk and the towns of Seaside and Watercolor were only a 5 minute drive away. Thank you Shane and Heather for your help.

Vacation property: Lawrenceville, GA
April 20 2009

We enjoyed staying at the Beachwood condo this past weekend. It was nicely decorated, clean and the beds were very comfortable. And just across the road to the beach. We hope to stay there again soon.

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box
April 19 2009

What a great home!! We have three small kids and this was the perfect house and the perfect location with a park right across the street. Would suggest this home to ANY Family as this was a great experience and the owners are very easy to work with!

Vacation property: Prudenville, Michigan
March 25 2009

In the 11 days we spent at 8 Vinings Lane we came to love the house as if it were our own. The beautiful decor and comfortable furnishings along with the amazing kitchen will be calling us back again and again. The kitchen is so well-stocked that we were able to bake a birthday cake for my granddaughter! The proximity to the beach and pool is excellent. We never missed a sunset. The many porches provide great reading and eating outdoors spots. We appreciated the comfortable beds and well-appointed baths. All-in-all a truly relaxing vacation!

Vacation property: Atlanta, Ga.
January 15 2009

We loved the home in Watercolor. The house is very kid friendly which was important to us, it felt like home. We look forward to returning in the near future!

Vacation property: Tyler, TX
January 06 2009

We just returned from spending Christmas week at your home in Watercolor....208 Bluejack... and what a wonderful time we had! Your home is beautiful... even better than the photos.... and was such a perfect fit for our family! We did lots of entertaining and found the kitchen/family room to be amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace since the weather was very cool! We found the location of the home to be very good, too... with Publix just around the corner and Bud and Alleys so close. It was very nice to be only a short bike ride to the shops and resturants of SeaSide. Looking forward to returning when the weather is warm and we can take full advantage of the pool and beach!!!! Thank you for a wonderful week!

Vacation property: 47 Royal Fern
November 20 2008

How could it get any better? This was the best house we have stayed in so far, and they have all been great! WaterColor is fabulous, and the house is absolutely gorgeous. I could live there forever! It was very tastefully decorated, and everything was clean and ready for us. The bikes were a nice treat as well. Thanks again for offering such great properties.

Vacation property: Watercolor-Blue Jack
November 13 2008

We have stayed in several Watercolor houses in the past but did truly enjoy your home! The house had all the amenities we've come to expect in Watercolor, great porches, dining areas, open kitchens, large bed and bathrooms. My friends mother stayed with us and she especially loved that the living area was on the ground floor as most of the houses we've stayed in in the past have had second floor living areas. It was cool in the evenings so we also really appreciated the gas fireplace. We'll be back!

Vacation property: 1605 BAYVIEW RESORT
November 06 2008

My family and I have just returned from a relaxing vacation in Myrtle Beach. I have been renting properties from Shane and Heather for the past 7 years and have never once been disappointed. We have become spoiled over the years by their luxurious homes/condos, high standards, excellent service and exceptional rates. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sunny southern vacation, to give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Shane and Heather, once again thank you.

Vacation property: 29 Vinings
October 29 2008

We stayed from October 17-26, 2008. We were completely satisfied with our residence. It was exactly as the description of the home was presented in the advertising. We will hope to do business with these folks again in the future. Thank you again for your hospitality. GO BUCKS!!! O-H-I-O!!!!!

Vacation property: 208 Bluejack Street - Watercolor
October 22 2008

We stayed at 208 Bluejack Street this past weekend and we could not have been more pleased. The house is gorgeous and in perfect condition. It is conveniently located near the bike path, Publix,and an easy ride to the beach. There were tons of bikes to use and passes to the Watercolor Beach Club - we had everything we need. Vacations by the Beach.com was easy to use and when we need to talk to a live person, they were very helpful. We can't wait to go back.

Vacation property: Nashville, TN
October 14 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at Magnolia by the sea. The house was wonderful and beat our already high expectations. We loved the convenience of the short walk to the beach as well as all the amenities that were included in the house. We would happily vacation here again!

Vacation property: 18 Viscaya Way
October 07 2008

I went with two daughters, a son-in-law and 3 kids ages 3 and under. The cottage accommadated all of us beautifully. We went in late Sept/early Oct. What a perfect time to go! We were close to the beach, the cottage was on a little private road so we didn't worry about the kids wandering into traffic and it felt very private. My daughters got to spend an afternoon shopping, my son-in-law rented a scooter and I got in some alone time. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

Vacation property: 1605 Bayview, Myrtle Beach
October 06 2008

My family and I stayed at 1605 Bayview for a week in September, 2008. We had rented from Heather and Shane last year and it was a "no-brainer" to rent from them again this year. 1605 is a two bedroom/two bathroom lockout unit. We had a baby with us and it was great to have the mini-fridge in the master bedroom for nighttime feedings. The quantity and quality of the dishes, glassware, and cookware was unbelievable. The condo was spotless when we arrived and everything was in great condition. The bathrooms are so tastefully decorated and the two beds in each bedroom made for versatile sleeping arrangements compared to king beds. The free internet connection in the condo was a plus, too. I didn't think I'd like the separated balconies but with the partition and two ways to access them, we could get up early and take the little ones out on the balcony without disturbing the others who were sleeping on the sofa bed. I will definitely recommend renting from Shane and Heather to friends and family. The rates are very reasonable when we rent in the fall and this condo is a great deal!

Vacation property: Atlanta Georgia
September 18 2008

We absolutely had a great time vacationing at Royal Fern. Thank you very much for your help in booking our vacation. The pictures on your site don't give this place justice. The moment we walked in, we were in awe. Your on site staff was helpful as well in getting our beach passes squared away. A perfect place for family vacation. The pools and beach were so convenient. In fact, we went to 3 different pools :)

Vacation property: Jackson, OHio
September 15 2008

We decided about a year ago to take a family vacation with my parents, my sister and her husband, my husband and myself and 4 children all under the age of 4. After extensive searching I found this room. Bayview 1605. Shane and Heather were very quick about returning my emails and giving me information. Upon arrival to the unit we were amazed. Everything was very clean and just as described. The veiw of the ocean was awesome. We did not have a lot of money to spend so needless to say we spent a lot of time at the hotel and beach. We could not have asked for a better week. Oh and by the way the kids were all wonderful!!

Vacation property: Birmingham, AL
September 15 2008

Your house in Watercolor was absolutely beautiful and very clean!! The layout of the house and location was awesome!! We really enjoyed riding the bikes to the beach and pool!! Thanks for letting us stay and hope to be back next year!!

Vacation property: Lexington, KY
September 14 2008

Shane and Heather, Jason, Myself and our 3 year old little boy Jamison Carter want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU for an awesome vacation!!!!! We loved it and are definitely going to have to make this trip again sometime. We loved the area and Jamison wakes up everyday saying, Are we going to the beach today? so I think he misses it too. He loved the ocean, but always wanted to go to the kid pool. What a great pool area! I included a couple of pics of our vacation and of us. Would love to meet you if you are ever in the Lexington area. We would love to take all of you to dinner. Sincerely, The Craigs

Vacation property: British Virgin Islands
September 11 2008

We had a wonderful time in Seaside, and were extremely happy with our rental, 145 Patina Blvd in Magnolia. Everything was exactly like the pictures, and then some. The bathrooms were great, there was plenty of storage space, and everything worked! Another big plus is that the house was right next to the pool. The house was clean, the towels were thick and fluffy, and plenty. The bedding was great, very comfortable beds as well! Would come again in a heartbeat.

Vacation property: 145 Patina
September 02 2008

We had a lovely stay at Magnolia by the Sea and it is going to be a great community. The access to the beach was an easy stroll and the floor plan of the house was the best! Kitchen and great room upstairs and all bedrooms downstairs. It makes for a comfortable place for a large size family. Thank you.

Vacation property: 8 Patina (Magnolia by the Sea)
August 27 2008

I simply can not say enough positive things about our stay at 8 Vinings in Magnolia by the Sea August 21st-23rd. I decided to treat my 17 year old daugther to a mini vacation upon her return from Army Basic Training. Shane and Heather were so accomodating and extremely flexible with me, because I did not have a definite return date for my daughter until the last minute. When my daughter and I arrived at the cottage, we were blown away by how beautiful the place was, and how well it was furnished and supplied. It was absolutely immaculate, and had everything we needed to enjoy a much deserved break for a few days. The shining hardwood floors, personal decorating touches, and numerous airy porches were but a few of the things my daughter and I enjoyed. The beds were very comfortable, and the huge HDTV in the upstairs living room was great! I would without a doubt recommend this property or any other that Shane and Heather manage. Additionally, the onsite property management team was more than gracious, and also did everything in their control to make our stay a memorable one. I am already planning my next stay at 8 Vinings!

Vacation property: Fort Walton Beach, FL
August 23 2008

My family and I stayed in one of your lovely vacation homes at Magnolia by the Sea and were very impressed. The home and furnishings were absolutely beautiful and well above expected. We have stayed in many vacation homes through out the years and this one far exceeded the rest. It is close enough to everything but still far enough away to feel secluded and peaceful. We will be recommending your company to all of our friends and family and look forward to revisiting in the future.

Vacation property: Alabama
August 19 2008

Thank you for such a wonderful vacation! Our home was absolutely georgeous and had everything we needed and then some. It was very close to the pool and not far from the beach. All the guests commented through the entire vacation about how nice everything was. We hope to stay there again next year too!!

Vacation property: 47 Royal Fern
August 06 2008

The house is AMAZING!!! This was our first time to vacation in Florida and Watercolor is a fabulous place. The house is in close proximity to everything and camp watercolor is great for the kids. The people who manage to property take good care of it and make sure your stay is everything you could hope for.

Vacation property: Peoria, IL
February 16 2006

Was pleasantly surprised at the overall spaciousness of the condo and its close proximity to the beach. Also loved the fact that it was not in a commercialized area, very laid back and relaxing. The condo is very nicely decorated and the internet access and phone service was an added plus. I look forward to returning very soon.

Vacation property: Spring Grove, IL
February 17 2006

We loved the beautiful new beach house the decorating was wonderful and very comfortable. I think we might have been the first guests so I bought a guest book, Hope that a lot more families enjoy.

Vacation property: N/A
February 21 2006

18 Magnolia by the Sea is WONDERFUL!!! It was so sweet of you to send Joyce by to check on us! We made it in just fine. Your house is so perfect! We have to pinch ourselves to make sure we are really here. Your home and Magnolia by the Sea is more than what the website shows. It is better than Seaside because the lots are larger and there is more space and NO parking on the street. The interior is pretty, pretty, pretty! Parts of it are elegant, parts of it are posh, parts of it are really cool. Kind of a mix of Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Martha's Vineyard and very Martha Stewart. I just love her and everything she does! We are having THE best time! The beach water is clear and beautiful. The weather is pleasant. Wish you were here! Thank you so much for letting us be your guest on such short notice!!! If there is anything we can do for you while we are here, please let us know. Best regards, Bonnie & Glenn Stone

Vacation property: Dallas, TX
March 15 2006

We had a great time and the house was fantastic. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone. The location was great and it was easy to get to where we wanted to.

Vacation property: Sugar Land, TX
March 19 2006

The description on your website does not do justice to the actual house which is gorgeous. Not to mention the community - we met several folks who actually live there. The beach is wonderful! We had such a great and enjoyable time; I will recommend your place to all my friends and family who plan on visting that part of Florida.

Vacation property: Greenville, South Carolina
March 22 2006

This stylish, comfortable, and very clean little beach cottage met and exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect.The beach, and every conceivable convenience is nearby, yet you would never know it. Thank you for your hospitality. We'll be back!

Vacation property: Huntsville, AL
April 06 2006

We had a wonderful vacation in your lovely home! We thought it was great when we saw it February before the furniture was in place but when we came back for our week of spring vacation in March, it was even better! We even had friends from home stop by to see the house while they were there on vacation and couldn't believe what a wonderful place it was and especially the affordability. Don't be surprised if you have calls from Huntsville since we have shared your website with several friends. Thanks again for everything, we made some great memories!

Vacation property: Biloxi, MS
April 13 2006

We had an amazing time. The photos of the condo on the website do not come close to doing it justice. It was absolutely beautiful! We can't wait to come back and visit again. - The Seymours

Vacation property: Acworth, GA
April 17 2006

This is the best family vacation home we have ever rented. The house is absolutly breath taking. It far exceded our expectations. We loved every minute we spent on our vacation and will definetly be booking our trip with Shane and Heather Harstine. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU - Andy, Niki, Ansley and Avery Hou

Vacation property: Louisville, KY
April 18 2006

This is the second time we have rented from you and we had a great time! Just like your Disney home, this property in Seagrove Beach was 5 star and beautifully decorated. We had plenty of space (3 bedrooms) and the furnishings were very comfortable. We'll be back next year!

Vacation property: La Vergne, TN
May 17 2006

163 Patina was extraordinary!! We immediatly felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door. Everything we could have needed was there and more. The house was set up perfectly for relaxing, and we certainly did. We couldnt believe how beautiful the house was. The pictures on your website didnt even do it justice. It was so much better than we could have ever asked for. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. Sincerely Andy & Vicki Boerner

Vacation property: Knoxville, TN
June 24 2007

We really enjoyed our stay at Magnolia by the Sea. The cottage was lovely and perfect for our family. It was nice that each room had its own DVD player. This was very popular with the kids!! The cottage and all the furnishings are in excellent condition. The overall value was outstanding. We will definitely rent from the Harstines again.

Vacation property: Vance, AL
August 15 2006

Our stay at 197 Patina marked the first time in three years that our family has had any time to take a vacation and we could not have picked a better place to relax and have a good time. The home was so comfortable and beautiful, we just couldn't believe how lucky we were to have found out about your services. We are already planning on when we can come back! We look forward to using your services again and thank you for providing such a wonderful place to have fun and make some wonderful memories.

Vacation property: Knoxville, TN
September 05 2006

We loved the condo on the beach! It was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable with everything you could possibly need. We have been staying other places in the Panama City Beach area for over 15 years; but, this was the best ever! We will definitely be coming back. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Shane and Heather.

Vacation property: Harrisburg, PA
September 07 2006

I've been coming to the Emerald coast for over 20 years with my parents, so it was a pleasure to bring my family there for the first time; my son's first beach experience couldn't have been more picture perfect. We were really impressed with the amenities, far better than the Seaside houses I've stayed in. The neighbors, including the construction crew were most hospitable. I can't say enough how wonderful it was to stay there; my husband and I will be recommending Vacations by the Beach,Seacrest, FL to the entire Vanguard company and ASTC association. It's worth it for families who want to enjoy a fun, relaxing and quiet vacation spot!

Vacation property: Memphis, TN
September 07 2006

For a group of old broads who haven't had a vacation in a decade, I have to say this was the BEST vacation that I have ever had. The house was in pristine condition, and I felt comfortable, safe, and perfectly at home. You usually don't feel that way in a "rented" vacation house. We will be back!

Vacation property: Augusta, GA
November 27 2006

Our family actually rented 3 of these villas and spent our Thanksgiving holidays together. I couldn't have been more perfect. The homes were very comfortable and accomadating. We will be back!

Vacation property: Gulf Breeze, FL
December 01 2006

We enjoyed one of the best Thanksgivings ever relaxing in these wonderful homes (3 homes). It was the 1st time in 5 years that all of our 5 grown children & their families have been able to be together at 1 place at the same time with plenty of room for togetherness as well as privacy. The children (8 grandchildren all 6 and under) were able to toddle, run, jump, and play outside. We were able to sit on those quaint porches and just enjoy life! The entire week was superb! I would recommend Magnolia by the Beach to anyone who appreciates quality in a home atmosphere. Thanks!

Vacation property: Nashville, TN
January 02 2007

This was a beautiful home, we enjoyed every moment. We are counting the days until our next stay!!

Vacation property: Grand Ridge, IL
February 20 2007

The house & location were wonderful, Shane & Heather are the best.

Vacation property: Unionville, Ontario, Canada
April 05 2007

For the past 3 years during March Break, our family has enjoyed the luxury and comfort of Shane and Heathers' vacation homes in the Disney area. We decided this year to also stay at one of their homes in Seaside. If you enjoy, relaxing by the pool on a hot day, going for an early morning stroll on a beautiful beach, or just sitting and watching a sun set, then this is the place to visit. Thanks to you both for yet another wonderful family vacation and see you next year!

Vacation property: Norton, Ma
April 28 2007

This is the first time I rented from Shane, and I have to say It was one of the best family vacations we've had. We had a party of 8 staying in the ondo 3 adults and 5 kids ages 7-16 and we were very comfortable. The view was UNBELIVEABLE!!we had dolphin sightings everyday. The location is perfect there is something to do for everybody. The beach was beautiful never mind the pool and lazy river. I can't say enought about this resort. I highly recommend this resort and will definetly rent through Shane and or stay at this resort again. Thanks for a AWESOME vacation. Holly Instasi

Vacation property: Hoschton, GA
April 30 2007

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know what a great time my husband and I had at your SeaCrest home. What a great development. The pool, the landscaping and the beach rival any Ritz Carlton that we have stayed in. We will definitely return to your home for another stay...I will also keep you in mind for when we head down to Disney with the girls. Thanks for the great stay! P.S. We LOVED that we could go right to the house, and not have to check in through an agency...we left Atanta after work and were able to "check in" at 3am, without having to bother anyone! See you all SOON!

Vacation property: New York
May 20 2007

Stayed at bayview. Experienced Excellent service, considered the value Excellent, found the attractiveness of the home to be Excellent, and believes the overall experience was Excellent!

Vacation property: St. Louis, MO
June 15 2007

What a lovely spot. We had a terrific stay at Magnolia by the Sea the first week of June. We loved the beach and local seafood. I'm sure that friends are tried of hearing about our vacation. I'm already figuring a time to return. We have recommended vacation by the beach and vacation by the mouse to friends that you will hear from.

Vacation property: Fairhope,AL
June 27 2007

We loved it! Great value--location wonderful. Peaceful, and a great pool. Will definitely stay again!

Vacation property: Irmo, SC
July 09 2007

We had a great week! The convenience of everything was awesome. We had guests in from Washington State (Seattle) and they thoroughly enojoyed it. We would definitely come here again. Thanks Again

Vacation property: ASHEVILLE, NC
July 25 2007

Just wanted to thank you for a great vacation! We stayed at 145 Magnolia in May. The house was lovely, and the location the best. Im originally from the PC area and have seen alot of rental homes over the years, the ones you have are outstanding!! We plan on booking a home with ya'll in Orlando soon! Thanks again!

Vacation property: Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
August 17 2007

Shane and Heather Harstine are true professionals. Their condo at The Bayview Resort, Myrtle Beach, was fantastic. This was a great find. Thank you Harstine family for ensuring that our family enjoyed yet another great vacation on the Grand Strand.

Vacation property: Greencastle, PA
August 19 2007

We had a party of 8...4 children and 4 adults...and we had plenty of room. What a vacation! We have vacaioned in Myrtle Beach for many years but this was the BEST accomodations so far! Thanks! We hope to be there next year!

Vacation property: Grundy, VA
August 28 2007

This was by far the best room in town. The view was terrific, the location was ideal, and the room was beautifully decorated and very homey and comfortable. We will FOR SURE be booking this unit for next year. Thank Shane & Heather for your great unit and great customer service.

Vacation property: Winston Salem NC
August 31 2007

This condo was the most cleanest place that we have ever stayed in. It was very beautiful. Plenty of large rooms. We really enjoyed the pool areas. Our vacation to MB was a wonderful experience this year. And, the prices are awesome. Thank you so much for your kindness and promptness. Laurie, James, and Katie Perkins

Vacation property: Canton, OH
September 10 2007

We had a wonderful vacation the first week of September. Everything was as advertised and we will definitely consider using your facilities again in the future.

Vacation property: Statesville NC
September 11 2007

Our stay there was outstanding it had everything we needed, we didn't have to leave the grounds for anything only if we wanted to everything else was right there,The rooms were very nice and love the kitchen and bed lighting over head it was a great experience my other family can't wait to visit.

Vacation property: Kernersville, NC
September 14 2007

Tracy I would like to thank you again for the wonderful service you provide in planning our trip to Myrtle Beach. The condo was everything I imagined it would be and more. I have already recommended your site to a friend who was at the resort for future SC trips. Thanks again and I'll be in touch for next year!

Vacation property: Arlington, WA
September 04 2007

Everything was as it was supposed to be, and Shane was always on top of responding to emails and helped me out because my dates changed and he as able to still get me into one of the condos. Beautiful view and the pools were great. My cousins boys loved the children's pool. Thanks.

Vacation property: Rockford IL
September 28 2007

We Stayed at 19 Vinings 9/15-9/21 and very much enjoyed our stay. It was my husband and me with our son, his wife and 20 mos. old daughter. The five of us were very comfortable. This cozy beach house was very close to the pool and that really pleased our 34-yr-old son.

Vacation property: Kane, Pa
October 01 2007

I read the reviews and thought to myself, when I write mine, I'll be a little more creative than using outstanding to describe everything. When it came right down to it, it was the most appropriate word so I used it!! Wow! The condo at 805 Bayview was incredible. We've stayed at many nice places in Myrtle Beach and were a little nervous that this condo/resort wouldn't be as nice. We were certainly pleasantly surprised! The condo layout, cleanliness, location, furnishings, EVERYTHING was so perfect. We hope to have our kids and grandkids with us next year so they can have as great an experience as we did. Thanks so much Shane & Heather for an outstanding week at the beach. I'll recommend you to everyone I know...I just hope you don't get so booked, we can't rent from you again next fall!

Vacation property: Chattanooga TN
October 10 2007

We visited with 2 other couples and had a wonderful time. The house was perfectly clean and very beautiful. It was quiet sitting on the screen porch each morning. We will be looking this way again soon!

Vacation property: Mississippi
October 16 2007

Shane and Heather, thanks for such a great vacation! The property was beautiful and what a great value! We're already planning our next trip. Talk to you guys soon. Christopher Cox

Vacation property: Birmiinghm, AL
November 21 2007

My entire family stayed there for the weekend and we all loved it. The kids loved the bunk beds, the house was more than we expected, plenty of room and nicely decorated. The staff on site was very helpful and friendly. We loved our time there and look forward to staying there again. I would definitely recommend this home to everyone !!

Vacation property: Hammonton, NJ
November 17 2007

The villa was great, beautiful,clean and very attractive. the murphy bed (which is a bed that comes out of the wall) was great and very confortable. we loved the fact that the indoor pool and jacuzzi was just across the hall from this unit. the out door pool and jacuzzi was wonderful and attractive to the eye . the resort was very helpful and the veiw of the beach was fantasic. i would recommend this resort. shane and heather were great, i changed my plans from a house we allready paid for in florida to myrtle beach and the harsteins refunded the differance no questions asked. i will return there and continue renting through the harsteins wendy vandervort and family

Vacation property: McKinney TX
March 31 2008

Last summer, we decided on a last minute family vacation. After some time researching places online, we stumbled upon Vacation by the Beach. The rates were perfect, pictures enticing and location ideal. We reserved, spent our week on the beach in late August and had a wonderful time. The house was gorgeous! Not a complaint! I just finished booking for our vacation this August and this year we're bringing more family. We've shared our experience with many friends and know of some who will be headed that way this summer. Thanks and we look forward to our trip and trying a new cottage!

Vacation property: Clarkston, MI
April 01 2008

We absolutely loved the home and property. The beach and pool were both conveniently located. We had so much fun that we stayed 2 extra days!

Vacation property: Niceville, FLorida
April 05 2008

A lovely house in a tranquil setting. My idea of a perfect North Florida Beach vacation experience

Vacation property: Richmond, VA
April 06 2008

We had a wonderful stay, thank you! The home was all that we expected it to be (modern, clean and easy to live in) and a fantastic value. The walk to the beach was an easy one through the lovely neighborhood. The location is convenient to everything and we always feel like the area is very safe for our older kids to explore on their own. Love the fact that it's a family crowd over spring break, and not the Panama City crowd. Like another reviewer, Eric was a big help with maintainance and we enjoyed talking to he and his wife very much. We would definitely go back if we return to the area.

Vacation property: Marietta, GA
April 14 2008

The location was perfect, just close enough to Seaside to really appreciate it without having to be apart of it all the time. The neighborhood was super family friendly, which was great for us having three small kids. Our oldest even celebrated his sixth Birthday while we were there! And the house itself was AMAZING!!! It was so large we didn't even use all of it! Thanks so much...We can't wait to come back!!!

Vacation property: Memphis, TN
May 12 2008

This condo was even better than they told us it would be. It was spotless when we arrived and the view was so exceptional that it was hard to get off the balcony! Shane and Heather were so personable it was great renting from them. We will definitely do this again!

Vacation property: Belmont, NC
May 15 2008

I took my Mom who is elderly. She had no issues being a older adult. She commented on the cleanliness and security of the unit. My mom and twenty year old daughter loved the stay. We plan to use it again

Vacation property: La Vergne, TN
May 13 2008

Thank you again Shane and Heather for another fabulous vacation! You came through for us on very short notice. We were happy to be the first to stay in 47 Royal Fern in WaterColor. When we walked through the door we were both speechless. "WOW"! The house looked like something out of a magazine. The WaterColor Beach Club passes were a nice touch. We had a wonderful time. We plan to stay again very soon.

Vacation property: Woodstock, GA
May 19 2008

So far this home was the cleanest home that we have rented at the beach. We enjoyed our stay so much and the house was so perfect for our family that we will be renting this same home in the furture. If for some reason, this home is not availabe then we will be renting another home from your service.

Vacation property: Oak Harbor, OH
June 03 2008

My husband and I took our kids (ages 1,2,3) on our first family vacation. It was a great experience with the convenience of the condo unit right across from the indoor pool and hot tub. The childrens pool and lazy rivers were a favorite of everyone. The condo was immacualate and we couldn't have asked for a better location along myrtle beach. Thank you so much!

Vacation property: Marietta, GA
June 20 2008

What a beautiful home!!! We had a fabulous time and can't wait to go back next year. Everything was perfect we could not have asked for a better beach vacation. Thank you!

Vacation property: 197 Patina (Magnolia By The Sea)
July 26 2008

We really enjoyed our stay at your lovely beach cottage in Seacrest Beach (197 Patina -- Magnolia By The Sea). It was beautifully decorated & very comfortable & convenient to such a peaceful beach. Would definitely stay there again & highly recommend it to anyone looking for an awesome beach location.

Vacation property: WaterColor- 208 Bluejack
July 19 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in this fantastic house! We have stayed in the Seagrove Beach area for about 20 years but this was our first stay in WaterColor. We loved everything about it and didn't mind not being right on the water. The bikes were out mode of transportation and everything we needed was just a short(fun) bike ride away. We hope to be back next summer.

Vacation property: 741 Caravelle
July 08 2008

My family enjoyed staying at the Caravelle resort. Your condo was exactly what we needed.

Vacation property: Powell, OH
May 19 2008

What a gorgeous home. Very luxurious. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Since the weather didn't cooperate during our stay, it was nice to have a nice place to hang out. The beach club was awesome when the weather did cooperate. Gave us access to the pool and beach with the amenities of showers when coming off the beach. The burgers and beers were worth mentioning as well. Thanks again Shane and Heather for a nice stay.

Vacation property: Hammond, LA
June 01 2008

What a great vacation home! The home was very comfortable and had everything needed for a wonderful vacation. Heather was great to work with and was very prompt in answering questions. Thanks again for a great, relaxing vacation!

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