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Seen here intently watching the 2017 Solar Eclipse, it's no wonder that these Sunburstians would take time out of their day to witness this rare event, of course using the latest technology.

4th of July - Sunburst Beach Vacation Office

So we can all help celebrate America's birthday, our office will be closed on Tuesday the 4th. HBD USA!!! 

Blue Heaven and 30A beaches

Sometimes there are hidden gems hidden here and there along the 30A beaches, just off the beaten path. Blue Heaven is one of them. It sits on the Coastal Dune Lake Oyster Lake with views of the gulf beyond. On the quieter west side of the South Walton 30A corridor, its a short walk to the beach, a... View the full post »

Aerial View of the Gulf of Mexico beach

"House was gorgeous and spacious.  Great location. Clean. Whole family fell in love with it and agreed we have to come back.  Five year old granddaughter said we could only stay in that house!"  Another guest review. This one is about beautiful "Aerial View." This ... View the full post »

A pearl of a Grayton Beach Vacation

A pearl is defined as "a precious thing; the finest example of something.” We think you will agree that calling this beautiful vacation rental home in Grayton Beach, Florida "Sea Pearl” is appropriate. Guest will enjoy every luxury creature comfort and a décor that includes wonderfu... View the full post »

Be Safe and mind the South Walton beach flags

We know how it is. You go down to the shoreline, it looks kind of perfect and you can hardly wait to get in. But take it from a local, sometimes we have what is called a rip current out in the Gulf and so to be smart, just to be sure, the safety first thing to do before you or your family go in, ... View the full post »

Sunburst Guests are the best...

Here's a lovely recent comment from a very sweet guest who stayed with us in Seagrove Beach at It's All Good.  "A big thank you. My family just returned from our trip to Seagrove at "Its All Good." Your company was the best I have ever dealt with. The beach gear was there upon arrival and... View the full post »

30A beach rentals available less than 7 days

If you are needing a beach rental with relaxed rules on day of arrival and length of stay.   Seaside, FL. beach rentals for less than 7 day stays*: A Sight to Sea, Unforgettable, Uptown, the Beachfront 4, Beachfront 9, Beachfront 10 and... View the full post »

Seagrove Beach, Florida: yep it is changing...

If Old Seagrove has always been your happy place along scenic highway 30A but you haven’t been here for a bit, you might want to read on so you know what’s happening. While "Old Seagrove” still has a cozy village feel with shady lanes of live oaks and pines, interspersed here and there t... View the full post »

Honeymoon in Seaside, FL

We can tell you about how wonderful it is to stay at one of our Seaside, FL honeymoon cottages all day long but a first hand, unbiased account has a lot more credibility. One of our past guests is also an accomplished blogger and excellent photographer. She wrote a beautiful account of her exper... View the full post »

30A Spring Beach Vacation Specials

With spring, wonderful things happen. Great beach days and 30A beach vacation specials. Here's one you will want to know about: At Compass Point II #421 in beautiful Watersound Beach enjoy an introductory special. Because it is new to our rental market, we are offering 20% off April 2016 and 1... View the full post »

Casa Blanca in Seagrove Beach gets a pool

Guests always tell the story better than I do. This is a comment straight out of the Casa Blanca guest book...and this was before the heated pool was added.    Check out the photos of the new private pool at Casa Blanca.

Sunburst Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Our office will be closed at 3pm on Christmas Eve and all day Christmas but we will be back at it Saturday morning. Have a happy merry! Doesn't Alex make the best Christmas Elf ever? Or does Georgia win?

Apres Vacation: what happens to unclaimed items left behind?

We’ve all been there. It’s the morning of your departure. You had a great 30A beach vacation but now it’s time to go home and you are in a rush to beat the traffic. You feel confident that you looked around carefully, under beds, between cushions, in all the drawers and closets. You remi... View the full post »

Going to the dogs…linens and love...

Sunburst Beach Vacations manages over 110 beach vacation rental homes along South Walton’s Scenic 30A corridor. We have really stringent standards in terms of linen quality and our laundry staff is vigilant in making sure those standards are met. We want our guests happy and cheerful the min... View the full post »

Sunburst concierge serves up a pretty pumpkin

A recent guest at A Little Overboard, one of the Sunburst Luxury Collection homes, asked Sunburst Concierge Emily for her creative expertise in making her family’s experience just a little more special this year. They wanted fresh flowers in the home upon their arrival, something we arrange ... View the full post »

2015 Halloweener Recap

This years race in Seaside, FL, was a nail bitter. Participants come from miles around and the competition is fierce. The moment by moment coverage by Kevin Boyle was riveting as usual and this year was the first year starting gates were brought in as an attempt to calm the nerves and... View the full post »

South Walton beach vacation tips

It's just nice to pass on kind words. These comments were from a Sunburst Guest, staying at Playhouse this time, that has come back time and time again happy with their stay and sharing tips about their experiences around South Walton.  "Thank you for info on The REP.  We attended ... View the full post »

Uptown luxury in Seaside

Uptown in Seaside, FL - marvelous inside and out. There is a lot to love about Uptown. Park your car for the duration of your beach vacation because shopping, dining and the beach is all very convenient. Take a walk at Ruskin Place under shady trees and enjoy the art a... View the full post »

Go fishing off Grayton Beach

What a grouper, eh? If you like to catch fish, we suggest you go see Captain Jimbo Fisher and his first mate Aaron. Fish On Charter, a second generation charter service, launches from the white sandy shoreline of Grayton Beach. They do everything but reel in the fish for you. Exp... View the full post »

Sunburst 4th of July

The busiest day of a summer week for a 30A beach vacation rental company is Saturday. Since many of our guests typically stay with us for seven days, Saturday and Sunday are when most of the departures and arrivals are happening. As soon as our guests pack-up and leave for home and while our next gu... View the full post »

Gulf Trace Vacation Rental Guest reviews Lucky Dog

We are so fortunate to live and work in South Walton. People who come to the area are very loyal. They find their favorite beach house, in their favorite community and they come back with their families year after year. They also come back to Sunburst year after year and for that we are not only for... View the full post »

Congratulations South Walton Seniors

On May 12th, South Walton High School recognized the achievements of their senior class of 2015.  During that ceremony, David & Leigh Leuze, Founders and Owners of The Sunburst Companies and Sunburst Beach Vacations, personally recognized 13 graduating seniors as Sunburst Merit S... View the full post »

Guest reviews Sandy Toes beach rental in Grayton

  "We’ve only been here one night but we feel in love as soon as we arrived!!The house is beautiful and homey! Full of character!! The screened in porch is so lovey as is the back patio, the pool and I’m sure places we haven’t discovered are perfect too! You’ve thought of e... View the full post »

A Day in the Life of a Sunburst 30A Concierge…

The Sunburst Concierge Team: Eli, Emily and Julia  Being part of the concierge team for the Sunburst Luxury Collection is not easy. Yep, it can wear a person out. They have to get out and about all the time, checking out restaurants and shops so their guests have the inside scoop on... View the full post »

Guest reviews Abounding Grace in Seagrove Beach

We have the nicest guests. Paul and Joanie emailed this to us today asking us to make sure we passed it on to the owners of Abounding Grace. We were happy to because we also have the best owners! "...I am very selective about vacation rental properties. Abounding Grace was AMAZING!!!... View the full post »

It's time to Play Golf

Local golfers and businesses showed up in support of fighting child hunger in our community at the 4th Annual Food For Thought Golf Tournament, presented by Sunburst Beach Vacations and A Superior Air Conditioning Company, on April 9th at the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club.   The lo... View the full post »

Contest Time!

We love seeing your Sunburst Beach Vacations photos! We are currently running a photo contest until Memorial Day (May 25th) on Instagram! Find us on Instagram at, tag @sunburstbeachvacations on your Sunburst vacation photos, use the hashtag&n... View the full post »

Sunburst Concierge review for April 2015

Some pics from our night out on the town last night in Seaside and Watercolor! We checked out the new wine bar in Seaside--45 Central and then later went to our usual stomping grounds--Wine World in Watercolor! We ordered a small plate from 45 Central: blue cheese walnut spread with 5 g... View the full post »

Bonfire on Grayton Beach 30A

If you are in South Walton on vacation and someone in your party says: "Bonfire on the Beach!", be happy, because they must like you. A 30A beach bonfire is great fun. Live Well 30A put on our 2nd annual Sunburst beach bonfire last week on Grayton Beach and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Live Well d... View the full post »

A walk to the Gulf from a 30A cottage

How about this for a nice spring break day along the Gulf of Mexico... Take a walk from this cottage... down this street... to this beach... April and May along the south Walton County coastline is simply beautiful.  Come visit 30A.

Winter along South Walton beaches

Chilly or not, winter is a most beautiful time of year along the 30A beaches. The water looks somehow prettier than usual and the sky can look just a little bluer. And as a bonus, almost every evening we get a delightful show as the sun goes down over the Gulf of Mexico. If you happen to be crossing... View the full post »

A Child's Review of SeaBatical in Grayton Beach

Another fun guest book summer review from the eyes of a child. "We all enjoyed our stay at SeaBatical. We were right on the beach. The water was clear. There were 6 dolphins. We had a good view of the beach, lake dunes and forest. We saw a deer while we were on the way to the best ice cream place... View the full post »

Perfect place to fall in love

We thought this guestbook entry from the 30A vacation rental home 2 Days at the Beach, is a nice one for Valentines Day: "Thank you for sharing your house! I had a wonderful time. This house is the perfect place to fall in love with someone! Great location, view, design. Thank you for feeding my so... View the full post »

Skye was fantastic...a guest book entry

We love sharing guest book entries... "Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us. We love Seaside and staying SKYE was fantastic. Everything was well thought out and comfortable. I could tell a lot of thought had been put into stocking the house and my family appreciated it. We had a grea... View the full post »

30A Dune Lakes - Paddle Boarding Western Lake

While much of the country is snowed under, people are still paddling Western Lake on stand up paddle boards. This photo was taken earlier in the week. As always, we feel pretty lucky to be able to enjoy South Walton all year long. Planning a visit to 30A? We have a beach gear included progra... View the full post »

Spring Specials for 30A Vacation Rentals

Sunburst announced specials for two special weeks in spring. Check out the specials here. Come visit us this spring and enjoy up to 20% off!

Guest reviews Persuasion in Seaside

This time of year we are getting the homes ready for our Spring and Summer season. While at Persuasion, a I took a moment to look at the guest book. Not everyone reviews on-line but almost everyone leaves a page about their stay. This entry captured one families summer experience at this sweet cotta... View the full post »

Winter Fun on 30A - A Firefly Guest review

Cherrie and Mike Mitchell enjoyed spending the week of New Year’s Eve 2015 in Seaside, FL. They stayed in Firefly, one of our delightful beachfront honeymoon cottages. Their favorite memories of the week consisted of watching spectacular sunsets from the balcony, walking along the beach, re... View the full post »

January is for booking your beach vacation!

Between January 5th and the day the 30A Singer Songwriter Festival starts, it can be kind of quiet along 30A but it's not so quiet at the Sunburst office. The phones start ringing right after the holidays and on-line bookings pick-up as well as people get busy plannin... View the full post »

October event along 30A

October 17 through the 19th enjoy the outdoors with some fun at the Back to Nature Festival. This is a great way to enjoy the area in ways you may not be familiar with. Participate at the art walk and silent auction in Seaside. Be a part of a beachside sunrise meditation. Go on a bird walk, lear... View the full post »

Thyme After Thyme guest recommendation

Our guests often tell us about what they had the most fun doing while they are here enjoying the beautiful South Walton 30A beaches. It is especially fun when they send us a photo to go along with their recommendation. We are grateful to our recent Thyme After Thyme Seagrove ... View the full post »

Another 30A restaurant guest review

When  our Melody Grove Guests were not at the pool or out enjoying the beach, they enjoyed dining on 30A. Here are Shelli's recommendations: La Crema(Rosemary Beach) and V (Seagrove) were both incredible.Ask for Mickey at V- fabulous! We liked Fish out of Water... Drinks upstairs at ... View the full post »

Back in the day on 30A

Sunburst Beach Vacation founders have ties to the beach that reach back for many years. Check out Payson's blog on SoWal and see vintage Seagrove Beach photos right here:  Make your own lasting family mem... View the full post »

Where should I eat along 30A?

A Sunburst Guest Review People often ask us where to eat along 30A and it’s hard to pick any one restaurant out as better than the rest; it is really hard to have a bad meal here. Our 30A restaurants are really good as reflected in the results of our post-stay surveys. During the Fou... View the full post »

30A - Fireworks on the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day USA! There's nothing like the 4th of July fireworks at the Beach so relax and leave the show to the pro's at these communities: • Rosemary Beach- 8:30pm • Alys Beach – 9:00pm • Watersound -9:00pm • Seaside- 9:00pm • Watercolor Resor... View the full post »

Dog friendly - Azalea Grove fan - speaks out

It sure is nice to hear a fun story, complete with photos so we are happy to share this cute review from one of our recent guests. They stayed at Azalea Grove in Seagrove Beach and they had a blast. Read about it here: View the full post »

Turtle Season on 30A

Turtle nesting season has just started along the beaches of 30A and the first nest has already been spotted by Turtle Watch. Very exciting. The turtle watch group is just terrific. Get the information you need to be informed right here: When... View the full post »

Fishing on the beach 30A style

Shore fishing is great fun on the beaches of Walton County. This time of year they catch Pompano and Redfish. It's great fun. To shore fish you need a couple of things. One is a state fishing license. You can get set-up with that at Yellow Fin Ocean Sports www.yellowfinoceansports.... View the full post »

Bay Restaurant sushi recommendation from Sunburst Concierge

Concierges Eli and Julia visited the new Bay Restaurant (previously Bentleys on the Bay) and sat outside at the outside bar, overlooking the beautiful bay. They enjoyed a couple sushi rolls, and the favorite was the "Kelli Roll." This roll was made with ginger shrimp, spicy tuna, avocado, eel ... View the full post »

Sushi recommendation from Sunburst concierge

This weeks tip from Sunburst concierge Eli, is the "seaside roll" (shrimp, krab salad, avocado, cucumber, lemon, crunch, garlic chipotle aioli) and the "cajun roll" (salmon, asparagus, avocado, wasabi, crunch, chipotle eel sauce, crawfish salad) at CRUSH in Seaside, Fl. DELICIOU... View the full post »

Spring break on 30A means biking...

Biking in and around the beach towns along South Walton's 30A is great fun and it's the best way to get from here to there. Some of our rental homes come with bikes or you can easily rent them if they don't. Because the place you park your bike can go from empty to overflowing in ... View the full post »

Ready for the 30A Songwriters Festival

Sunburst Beach Vacations is pleased to be a premier lodging partner for the 30A Songwriters Festival again this year. We are happy to have a quite a number of guests visiting our South Walton beaches for this annual event. Every year, as a premier lodging partner we are able to offer our... View the full post »

New Years on 30A

A few of our vacation rental guests have been asking about what's going on for New Years Eve along the beaches in South Walton. Here are four of our favorite venues that are close to home. Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin (on the west side of Walton County), Central Square at Seaside (just ... View the full post »

Christmas lights at Seaside

The 30A beaches are quiet right now with everyone is getting their last minute shopping done for the Christmas holiday. Central Square in Seaside, Florida  is as pretty as a picture every night to celebrate.  

So nice to hear from Sunburst Guests.

We are always grateful for feedback from our guests. Just received this note from Terri B: "We want make sure that all parties at Sunburst know how special your company is, and that we will continue to book with you for all our future 30A vacations.  It is difficult to find a company ... View the full post »

What makes a great 30A beach vacation experience?

Being a rental property management company specializing in homes along the beaches of South Walton for some 10 years now, all of us at Sunburst Beach Vacations have some strong opinions on what makes a great 30A beach vacation. So just for fun, we have decided to tell the world how to make the bes... View the full post »

Sunburst Beach Vacations
59 Canal Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459
Office: 866-310-5718 or (850) 231-6954