An iconic beach home just blocks from the sugar white sand of the gulf.

Consisting of both the main house and guest cottage, a fenced private pool, hot tub and firepit, Elm by the Sea, is sure to be filled with laughs and memories that will last a lifetime.

Soak up the sun and relax poolside. 

A paver patio, heated salt water pool, and waterfall hot tub are rivaled only by the clear turquoise waters of the nearby gulf.

Don’t let this one get away

Elm by the Sea often books up to a year in advance for the spring break, summer and fall break seasons.  Enter your desired dates to check availability.


Elm by the Sea consists of both the primary home and the guest cottage in back—always rented together—making it ideally suited to groups of families vacationing together, wedding parties, and even corporate retreats. Because it includes two homes you also have two full kitchens and two distinct great rooms, meaning you’ll have plenty of privacy when needed and lots of gathering space for the whole gang.

Main House : Upstairs

Full kitchen, laundry, dining area, great room with TV, screen in porch with two more dining tables.
King bedroom suite with walk-in closet and 5 piece bathroom
1/2 Bath Powder Room

Main House: Main Level
Queen bedroom suite with attached bath
Queen bedroom suite with attached bath
Large bunk room with four built-in queen beds, two twin trundle beds
Bathroom with shower in hallway
Multi-purpose room with sofa, TV, arcade and two twin built-in bunk beds. Open to rear patio with french doors.


Guest Cottage:
Full kitchen
(shown in photo) , small dining table, sofa, TV
King bedroom suite, with attached bathroom, stacked washer & dryer
Petite sized bedroom with queen bed
Full bathroom in hallway
Mini bunk room with built-in twin bunk beds


Fenced in backyard with paver patio, lounge chairs, heated pool, hot tub, gas firepit, landscape lighting.
Rear patio with gas grill, dining table, ping pong.
At least eight beach cruiser bicycles, 8 beach chairs, assortment of sand toys.

Sleep well
Live well

We’ll admit that we are a bit particular when it comes to mattresses, pillows and linens.  So when it comes to furnishing our vacation homes nothing but the best will do.  

Three  bunk rooms with classic shiplap style.

The large bunk room has four queen bunk beds and two twin trundle beds. The game room features a large screen TV, sofa, arcade game and twin bunk beds, plus french doors opening to the rear patio.  And the cottage bunk room has twin built-in bunk beds.

Adventure awaits with a 6 passenger golf cart.

We have a 6 passenger, street legal licensed golf cart on site for your use by separate rental agreement. Only licensed drivers 25 years and older may operate it. Rental rate is $150/day for the duration of your stay. Golf carts may be driven from the home to downtown Seaside and Watercolor to the west and to Seagrove and Watersound (the Hub) to the east.

Enjoy complimentary use of  our beach cruisers (there should be at least ten on-site).  note that bikes are provided as-is and you should bring your own helmets for safety.

Beach cruisers and smiles included!


Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our guests say:
(and although this property is new, our other homes all have a five star rating on VRBO)

My favorite was the golf cart!
We loved this beautifully decorated beach house. Perfect location, walking distance to the beach.  Very well stocked-we had everything we needed including bikes for everyone and my favorite was the golf cart!

Jodee s.

April 2022

Perfect getaway!
Elm by the Sea is the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to come to the 30A area. It’s clean, updated and has all the amenities on site to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.  The pool area is a huge bonus, as is the guest cottage. Thank you for an incredible stay!

Carrie k.

April 2022

My stay was so wonderful! Perfectly equipped with all the amenities and there is so much space for everyone to relax in and be together yet have their own space as well. The beds and bedding were so comfortable I slept so well.  The location is ideal—just a short walk to the beach and we loved the beach cruiser bikes.

Emily H.

April 2022

Pictures Tell The Story

Start imagining your stay at Elm by the Sea…


30-A is comprised of 18.5-miles from Blue Mountain Beach to the west and Rosemary Beach to the east. Seagrove (the community where Elm by the Sea is located) is located right in the middle with easy access to 12 wonderful beach communities. “Taking the scenic route” by car, bicycle, or on foot, you’ll journey past four state parks, 27 miles of greenway trails, 11 rare coastal dune lakes. And you’ll behold miles of stunningly beautiful beaches. Scenic 30-A is a tourist attraction of major proportions.

Hit the Beach

The white, powdery sands of 30A are legendary. It really does make every other beach pale in comparison. There is a public beach access just down the street—an easy walk, or do like we do and use the golf cart to bring all the gear down. We provide an assortment of beach chairs and toys.


30A is filled with wonderful boutique shops from the cobblestone streets of Rosemary, the HUB at Watersound and Seaside.  


Grab lunch at the Seaside food trucks, cap off an afternoon at the beach with an ice cream cone at Blue Mountain Creamery and then get ready for an amazing meal at one of dozens of award winning fine dining restaurants such as Cafe 30A, just down the street from Elm By The Sea.

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Visit our other properties

Dreaming of a winter wonderland or perhaps hikes along wildflower lined mountain streams?
How about combining your beach vacation with a trip to Orlando and a visit to the Magic Kingdom?!  We’ve got just the places for you and your entire group…

Emberwood Lodge | Winter Park, CO

Located in Winter Park, Colorado just minutes from the slopes and near Rocky Mountain National park, you’ll enjoy world class, year round activities.  And with room for 34 no one will be left behind. 

Club Walt | Orlando, FL

Features 15 bedrooms, 16 baths, an oversized pool & spa, and three separate entertaining spaces including a home theater and game room! Club Walt is the place where memories will be made.  Located in Kississmmee—nineteen minutes from Disneyworld, and less than thirty minutes from Universal Studios and the Orlando International Airport.

Combine Elm by the Sea + Club Walt

Our family loves to visit the beach at Elm by the Sea and then spend a few days at Disneyworld and Universal Studios!  We fly one way to the beach and then drive about 5 hours to Orlando and fly out of Orlando (or vice-versa).  It’s really the best of both worlds and since we don’t require a 7 night minimum for either place this could be the best of both worlds.  Book early to insure availability at both locations!