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A Good Distraction

Panama City Beach
Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 | Sleeps: 12
A Good DistractionBalcony seatingLiving roomPrivate Seacrest Beach AccessSeacrest Beach Lagoon Pool

What you need is "A Good Distraction" a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom luxury home located in the heart of the Seacrest Beach community. Step through the welcoming covered front porch to a beautifully decorated and updated paradise. On the first floor you'll find the open living, dining and kitchen areas with an abundance of natural light and Walnut floors. The chef in your group is in for a treat with the designer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. Climb the stairs to the second floor to find the King Master Bedroom and an ensuite bathroom. You will also find another king bedroom and the laundry area on this floor. Ascend more stairs to the third floor where you will find the remaining bedrooms: Two Queen bedrooms and bunk room with a twin over twin bunk bed. From this floor you gain access to the private rooftop deck, the perfect place to relax after a long beach day. The exterior of the home also boasts a propane grill and an outdoor shower. With the addition of a Queen sleeper sofa in the living room, this home sleeps 13 comfortably. The beach access as well as the expansive 12,000 sq ft community pool are only a short walk away! A Good Distraction is the perfect beach home to capture your attention and bring you back year after year.

*This property is NOT AVAILABLE for rent to those under the age of 25. No Exceptions.*

*LOW Monthly Winter Rates -Not Available to Guests under age 25* Snowbird Season runs January through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate for Jan-Feb is $3300 per month + taxes/fees. February only is available at a premium, but Jan and Feb can be reserved together for the standard rate. Monthly Rentals can be booked online and are subject to an additional $150 cleaning fee.

*Parking passes will be provided equal to the number of bedrooms in the home. Not all parking spots are located directly by the home. Additional passes may be purchased for $50 each. Wristbands are required for use of the Seacrest Beach amenities and are limited to the maximum occupancy of the home.*

Seacrest Beach Community is perfectly nestled between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach on Hwy 30A. This luxury development offers an array of amenities including deeded beach access just across the street, a huge 12,000sqft community lagoon pool, an amphitheater, seasonal tram service to the beach or pool, and 1.35 miles of walking trails! The convenient location is within walking distance to world class dining, spas, wine bars, and many wonderful locally owned shops! Come see why friends and families vacation at Seacrest Beach year after year!

Area Attractions:
Rosemary Beach is only minutes away, with shops and restaurants, including the Old World style town center w/coffee shop, bike and surf rentals, and unique shops.  Check out the open-air markets on the weekends. 

Enjoy the beautiful sugar white sand beaches that made 30A world famous. Enjoy walking and biking everywhere around Rosemary, Seacrest, and Alys. Don't miss the newly opened 30Avenue for even more dining and shopping options. 30Avenue is just north of Rosemary across Hwy 98, near both Shades Sports Bar and The Donut Hole.
This laid back, fun family atmosphere awaits you!  Come stay and play and see for yourself what makes our community and the 30A area so special!

The snorkelers in your group will love the new artificial reef called Grouper Reef, deployed in 2017. Located just 970 feet out from the Inlet Beach access, it is becoming a haven for sea life. Each of the 4 snorkeling reefs comprises 40 acres of permitted sea bottom. The Grouper Reef is at a depth of 12-21 feet. We strongly recommend that snorkelers use a kayak, paddleboard, or other flotation device when visiting the snorkel reefs. Sea conditions can and do change quickly and often. Enjoy!

Top Reasons to Book
  1. 700 yards to the Beach (access across the street)
  2. Covered Front Porch & Private Rooftop Deck
  3. Chef's kitchen w/ Custom Designer Cabinets
  4. 5 Bikes Included
  5. 2 Blocks from the 12,000 sqft Community Pool
  6. Snorkel the Grouper Reef-more info under Area Attractions below
  7. FREE Seasonal Tram Service to the Beach & Pool
  8. Walk to Rosemary Beach & Alys Beach
  9. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service
Room Arrangements
Master Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 King Bed
King Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 King Bed
Queen Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 Queen Bed
Bunk Room w/ Twin-over-Twin Bunkbed Sleeps: 2
1 Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed
Queen Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 Queen Bed
Living Room w/ Sofa Sleeper Sleeps: 2
1 Sleeper Sofa Bed
2 Guest Bathrooms
Master Bathroom
Half Bathroom
Inside Amenities
Air ConditioningCentral Air ConditioningCentral HeatingHangersHot WaterLaptop Friendly Work SpaceNice FurnishingsServing Bar off KitchenShampooSmoke DetectorWasherDryerBathtubIron and Ironing BoardHair DryerLinens ProvidedTowels ProvidedClothes WasherClothes DryerLiving RoomShower
Kitchen Equipment
Coffee MakerDishwasherRefrigeratorMicrowaveOvenStoveToasterGourmet KitchenCookware and Cooking Utensils
Other Amenities
Fire ExtinguisherShuttle
Internet ConnectionWiFiFree Wifi
Cable or SatelliteTvMultiple Tvs
Included Items and Services
Outside Amenities
GrillPatio FurniturePrivate EntrancePrivate ParkingBalconyDeck
Pool and Spa
Community PoolOutdoor PoolPool
No Pets AllowedNo Smoking
Child FriendlyFamily Friendly
View and Location
Walk to Beach
Night LifeBeachcombingBoatingChurchesCinema or TheaterCyclingDeep Sea FishingHealth and Beauty SpaJet SkiingKayakingRestaurantsScuba Diving or SnorkelingShellingShoppingWater Sports
Accepts Snowbird

21 Reviews


Stayed April 2023

"Good choice - It was over all a really great place"

Stayed March 2023

"Words can’t express how much I enjoyed my time at the Good Distraction during my month long stay! The home was everything & more. Extremely spacious, comfortable and felt right at home. The house is exactly as described and is in a perfect location between tucked between Rosemary and Alys beach with plenty of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The RealJoy team was extremely responsive and very accommodating throughout the stay. I will absolutely be back and would recommend to anyone who is looking to stay in 30A!"

Stayed February 2023

"This place was well located! Right in the middle of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach so both downtown areas were easily accessible. The kitchen was very well equipped beyond the essentials. I would certainly stay here again."

Stayed November 2022

"It was perfect. We enjoyed our time very much!"

Stayed March 2022

"Great House - This property was perfect for our group of 12. Plenty of room for everyone and the location is great."

Stayed April 2020

"Rosemary Beach Spring break 2020 - I found it very easy to rent from this property. Only a few complaints - mainly with the current world crisis we are facing when I called before we left to check on if we wanted to cancel or postpone (though we were most likely going too) they 360 Blue was not making any adjustments for cancellations-they quoted the same policy-which I felt was no fair. A few basic kitchen untensils were missing - can opener (they did bring one over when I called), tongues & larger longer grilling utensils. Those are my only complaints. Other than that everything went well & we would rent again. I just thought the company (360 Blue) should have been more flexible considering the crisis of the world."

Stayed March 2020

"March 2020 Stay - We had a good time. The house was exactly as described. It was a positive experience. The only suggestions I would have is the kitchen needs an inventory done - several essentials were missing - a can opener (I called and they brought one over but this should be a staple), tongs, and grilling utensils...only spatula for flipping burgers was an short regular plastic one."

Stayed October 2019

"October 2019 Stay - 👍👍👍👍👍"

Stayed August 2019

"Seacrest - Wonderful property with a great location:) Loved the bikes! Any questions we had were answered quickly!"

Stayed April 2019

"April 2019 Stay - We stayed here over Easter break (2 adults & 4 children)! The location and proximity to the pool are wonderful. The neighborhood is quiet & great/safe for kids. The bikes were a definite plus. Thank you! The home is spacious and kitchen has everything a family needs on vacation. 360 Blue was very responsive when needed!"

Stayed March 2019

"March 2019 Stay - Great house and location , lots of room , bikes were great . We had 10 people and was very comfortable! 360 Blue is very responsive and really take care if you!"

Stayed June 2018

"June 2018 Stay - We had a relaxing and fun 4th of July week! Everything was accessible by bike, on foot or by tram service. Very nice and friendly people everywhere. We loved the house! We had two families and we weren’t crowded at all! We love 30A!"

Stayed November 2017

"November 2017 Stay - We absolutely loved our stay! This home is not only beautiful, but has every convenience. We loved walking to the beach & walking to dinner in Rosemary. Riding bikes along 30A or to grab coffee close by is fun to do. The location provides a family friendly atmosphere with plenty to do in the immediate area (the Hub, Seaside, Rosemary, etc) and is also convenient to drive to either Panama City or Destin. Without a doubt, this is an excellent destination & this home was the perfect choice!"

Stayed November 2017

"November 11, 2017 Stay - An Incredible Distraction from the daily grind!! We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful property. It really provides all that you need in order to pamper yourself with a comfortable and relaxing time away from home. We ate both in and out, and simply loved the walking accessibility to all the wonderful restaurants. We simply can't wait to go back! "

Stayed September 2017

"September 2017 Stay - We had a blast! The area is incredible and the house unforgivable. We have no complaints whatsoever. We recommend it to anyone that wants to stay in this house."

Stayed March 2017

"March 2017 Stay - We had 12 teenage girls in our house and everyone had a great time! Plenty of room for all of us and the neighborhood was so nice! We loved the shuttle service along with the drivers. Overall it's a great place for families and groups of all ages."

Stayed March 2017

"March 2017 Stay - I love the seacrest community! I love that you arrive and do not have to get in your car again unless you want to. There are so many restaurants in this community as well as Rosemary and Alys that are in walking distance. The shuttle to the beach is quick and has friendly employees. We all enjoy biking around the community and the bikes included with this house are the best and easiest to ride. Publix and Winn Dixie are about 10 min away and there's a ton of shopping close by. It a quite safe community and We will be back!"

Stayed February 2017

"An EXCELLENT choice on 30A!! - Our family has been to the 30A area before and this was probably our favorite experience! This home is new and had absolutely everything we needed for a comfortable stay on fall break. We enjoy cooking in... and the open kitchen and big island were nice to cook, chat and enjoy each others company. With two families (4 adults and 5 children), it was nice for each couple to have a king size bed and a private bath. The kids LOVED having the third floor to themselves. The home is an easy walk to the pool and the ocean. There is a tram service that made it easy to take coolers and chairs to the beach. Many of us preferred riding bikes (that the home provided!) to the front of the neighborhood and walking across. Another favorite was the large neighborhood and the close proximity to the shops at Rosemary and the long stretch of sidewalk along 30A... our kids (ages 10-15) could have some freedom to ride around the neighborhood, go explore the farmer's market or get a frozen yogurt on bikes. I think this area of the panhandle has beautiful clean beaches and this neighborhood offers a great location -- easily accessible to many different shops, restaurants and destinations. This home gave us everything we needed and more and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!"

Stayed September 2016

"September 2016 Stay - We loved everything about this vacation!! The home is immaculate and more than we could have hoped for. We rode the bikes provided all around town. This was such a treat! "

Stayed September 2016

"September 2016 Stay - Loved the house, the layout and location. We had 2 families with 6 kids. House came with 5 bikes and we felt safe giving the kids lots of freedom. Great spot to enjoy Rosemary and Alys. Pool area is great, but lots of rules. No balls in the pool and they mean it. "

Stayed August 2016

"Great trip to 30A...We'll stay here when we come back - Our whole week was a huge success. The area is beautiful. Everything about the house was great. It fit our large family plus a few added guests perfectly. We are planning a return trip there next year for sure. I am definitely going to book 99 Cobia Run West again. "
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