12 Charming 30A Rentals Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Florida’s famous Highway 30A runs along the Gulf of Mexico, dotted with charming seaside towns and sparkling white sand beaches. This stretch of the Florida Panhandle offers both stunning sunrises and sunsets over crystal clear emerald blue ocean water. Unlike the noisier and flashier South Florida towns, the quaint Gulf towns along 30A embody a relaxed, laid-back beach vibe. They provide the perfect setting for a family vacation to reconnect and create memories away from life’s stressors.

As you can imagine, summer beach vacations away from the crowds are more popular than ever. It is imperative that you reserve yours as soon as possible. We’ve done the research for you and made sure all of these homes still have summer availability – but not many! Prepare a piña colada and start planning now. Here is the top Vrbo Home rentals along 30A, from Miramar Beach heading east through Rosemary Beach.

Miramar Beach

Beachy Bungalow, a charming pet-friendly cottage

This pretty floridian cottage is located inside the Maravilla Resort, which gives tenants access to many activities to entertain all ages. The resort property includes two pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, basketball hoops, a shuffleboard court, and a small fitness area. The house is also a 0.3 mile walk to beautiful Miramar Beach. Bonus: Beachy Bungalow accepts pets, so don’t hesitate to bring your doggies!

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 8

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Dune Allen Beach

Shell hut

Shell hut

the Shell hut sits directly on Dune Allen Beach, providing renters with gorgeous gulf views from almost every room. The back patio is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the calm ocean waves. No need to fight for rooms in this house; each has its own balcony overlooking the beach. If you want to explore 30A, four bikes are available.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 8

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Santa Rosa Beach

Sunrise Cottage

Sunrise Cottage

Imagine waking up to this view in the morning! the Sunrise Cottage is located in the gated community of Sunrise Beach, with a private beach below the house. The decor is modern and clean, instantly filling guests with a feeling of zen. Reservations include credit for rentals and community services, including beach chairs, paddle boards, and even a private beach bonfire. It can comfortably accommodate up to nine people, so get the family together for a relaxing week at Sunrise!

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: 9

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Port of TCA

Port of TCA

The multi-level Port of TCA The vacation home is also located in the gated community of Sunrise Beach with private beach access. The home is over 3,000 square feet, has two gulf-facing decks, a grilling deck, and a private sand boardwalk. Of them beach chairs and an umbrella are included with all reservations and will be set up for you daily.

To note: Port of CAW only rents Sunday to Sunday (so weekly stays only) from mid-May to mid-September.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: 6

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Blue Mountain Beach

Townhouse Cerro Azul

Townhouse Cerro Azul

the Townhouse Cerro Azul sits directly on beautiful Blue Mountain Beach, so guests can return directly to a private area on the sand. The tasteful interior decoration makes the house an idyllic resting place for your afternoon siesta. This house can sleep up to eight people and the price per night is a bargain compared to nearby rentals. It books up fast, so secure that beachfront home now!

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: 8

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Sea side

salted glass cottage

salted glass cottage

If you’re looking for an instant “wow” factor, look no further than the salted glass cottage. The back porch overlooking the gulf is furnished with the ultimate relaxation station, complete with a swing set and tall outdoor dining table. Don’t stop there though, the master bedroom has its own lanai with a hot tub and two rocking chairs overlooking the ocean. This home is ideal for a romantic, luxury couple’s getaway, and we’ll give you a hint: memories will last much longer than a bouquet of roses.

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms : 1

Sleeping: 4

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Seagrove Beach

Gulf Front Home

Gulf Front Home

This charming beach house is located at Old Seagrove Beach and offers spectacular views of the Emerald Coast. The living room has floor-to-ceiling windows and opens onto a screened-in patio, followed by a charming outdoor space and a staircase leading directly to the sand. Although only one floor, this house has three spacious bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. Picture yourself settling into the brightly colored outdoor deckchairs to watch the sunset before enjoying the evening around the fire pit, and book this home today!

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: ten

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Begging dreams

Begging dreams

the Begging dreams The holiday home promises to be a prime coastal haven, 6 minutes walk from beloved Seagrove Beach. This dog-friendly home features a wrap-around screened porch to enjoy your morning coffee while soaking up the salty sea air. After a day at the beach or a game of tennis on the community courts, rinse off in the private garden shower. This house can comfortably accommodate six people, ideal for a family or couples wanting to relax.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 6

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dune wanderer

dune wanderer

The spectacular 5 star dune wanderer The vacation home has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 people for the ultimate family getaway on the Gulf Coast. Although the house is one block from the gulf, the front balcony on the third level offers a serene view of the ocean. Then it’s a quick 30 step walk from the front door to your own private beach. If some members of your party prefer the saltwater pool, you’re in luck! The back yard is surrounded by a privacy fence and houses a private pool, lounge chairs and a BBQ area to enjoy evening dinners and cocktails.

Note: The Dune Drifter only accepts reservations for a week from Sunday to Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 4.5

Sleeping: 12

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sound of water

Emerald Coast Retreat

Emerald Coast Retreat

the Emerald Coast Retreat holiday home is located in the Community of prominence in beautiful WaterSound. Although it’s not located directly on the beach, the rental includes a golf cart for quick access or just getting around the community. Guests have full access to Prominence amenities, including a 5,000 square foot pool, huge family entertainment center, and 17 miles of bike paths. No bikes? No problem! This rental offers two free beach cruisers for your stay. Bonus: The Emerald Coast Retreat is dog-friendly, so your pup is more than welcome to join the family.

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 6

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Seacrest Beach

Calm Water Cottage

Calm Water Cottage

the Calm Water Cottage sits just between Rosemary and Alys Beaches in Seacrest. The neighborhood community has a large swimming pool and BBQ area for guests. Although Rosemary and Alys are only a five minute walk away, there is a private beach just steps from the front door. Bikes are also included for easy access to nearby restaurants and shops in town.

Bonus: All summer bookings include a free round of golf for each day of your stay at one of four nearby courses!

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 2

Sleeping: 6

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Rosemary Beach

30A Happiness

30A Happiness

Rounding out our list is the magnificent 30A Happiness vacation home. It sits in the heart of paradise 30A between Rosemary and Alys beaches, both within walking distance. Owners boast of the home’s “coastal treehouse vibes” surrounded by oaks, sand pines and magnolias. It’s one of the biggest of the best neighborhoods in 30A and offers plenty of family-friendly activities, including The turntable outdoor entertainment and dining center, dubbed “The Greatest Backyard Party Ever”.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: 8

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