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By The Wave

3 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

10 Guests



Gulf Access

Community Pool

2 Parking Spaces


Welcome to By The Wave, a charming home Nestled along 30A between Alys/Rosemary and the Big Chill, By The Wave is a beautiful home located within the quiet, shaded, neighborhood of Magnolia Cottages in ‘Old Seacrest’.

At the front of the home is an amazing screened-in porch with plenty of seating for dining or just relaxing. Inside you will find a cozy main living area with a relaxed setup for easy entertaining. The kitchen, dining and living areas flow seamlessly together. Use the charcoal grill located at the back of the home to grill up some of your BBQ favorites and take a 2-minute walk down the cobblestone street to swim in the heated community pool.

The crisp white kitchen has everything you need to prepare breakfast, a home-cooked meal, and quick beach snacks. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the main floor and the 3rd bedroom and bathroom are upstairs. Off the 2nd floor bedroom is a balcony where you can enjoy a cup of morning coffee, some afternoon sun, or nighttime stargazing. You’ll be surrounded by nature with large mature trees in this quiet neighborhood, while still close to shopping, restaurants and multiple, convenient beach accesses.

Enjoy a relaxing day at our free beach setup, complete with comfortable chairs and ocean views. Unwind by the shore without any hassle, for a perfect beach experience.

Sleeping Arrangements: Sleeps 10
Bedroom 1, First Floor: Queen Bed, TV, Private Bathroom
Bedroom 2, First Floor: Full-over-full Bunk Bed, Twin-over-twin Bunk Bed, TV, Bathroom across hall
Bedroom 3, Second Floor: King Bed, TV, Private Bathroom with Dual Sinks and Tub/Shower Combo, Private Balcony

Beach Access:
Head down Patina Blvd past the pool and across 30A to the private gated beach access (0.2 miles, 5 minute walk) or Turn right at 30A to the Seabreeze Beach Access #6 with bike parking and shower (public beach with no restrictions on access or recreation)
Distance: .3 miles | Time: 6 minutes walking

Seabreeze Beach Access #6, shower, bike rack (0.3 miles)
Gulf Lakes Beach Access #7, shower, bike rack (0.4 miles)
Alys (1 Mile)
The Big Chill (1.5 miles)
Seacrest (1.9 miles)
Rosemary (2.3 miles)
Deer Lake State Park (2.2 miles)
Publix Grocery-U.S. 98 (2.3 miles)
Inlet Beach (2.9 miles)
Grayton Beach State Park (5.9 miles)
Seaside (6.3 miles)
Northwest Florida Beaches ECP Airport (23 miles)

Seacrest is a perfect destination with beautiful white sand beaches, coastal dune lakes, open green spaces, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Located near all your favorite 30A communities like Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seaside, and Seagrove Beach, you’ll have swift access to a variety of shopping and dining venues that are spread out along the Gulf Coast. The 19-mile paved bike path that parallels the entire length of the scenic highway 30A makes getting around easy.

* Sorry, no pets allowed.
* Parking for 2 cars.

A Benchmark welcome bag and initial starter kit of amenities are provided for all guests. For the kitchen this includes: 1 roll of paper towels, 1 dish sponge, 1 dish soap, 2 dishwasher pods, and 1 liner for each trashcan. For each bathroom it includes: 1 roll of toilet paper, 1 set of soap/body wash/shampoo/conditioner/lotion. For towels you will receive: 1 body towel/1 washcloth per guest and 2 hand towels per bathroom, plus 2 washing machine pods.


Community Pool
Smart TV
Satellite / Cable
Washer & Dryer


  • Television
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Deck / Patio
  • Area: Seacrest
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • High Speed Internet
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Shower
  • pets not allowed


  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen
  • 2 Bunk

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House Rules

  • Check-In: After 4 PM | Checkout: 10 AM
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Renters must be 25 years of age or older
  • During busier times and due to limited infrastructure, internet connectivity may be affected.
  • You can read all of our rental policies here
  • All rentals require state and county tax plus additional required fees


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Guest Reviews

5 of 5 average

Great location, quiet neighborhood

by New Albany In

5 of 5

The location of the house was great. Quick walk or bike ride to the beach. We enjoyed the community pool. The house itself had plenty of space and was great for our family of 5. Benchmark was responsive when we had any issues or questions.

Submitted on Mar 17, 2024


by Tallahassee FL

5 of 5

Easy walk to beach, great floor plan and set up, nicely appointed beach home.

Response from Benchmark Management

Laura, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the convenient location, thoughtful floor plan, and the well-appointed features of our beach home. Sincerely, Benchmark Management!

Submitted on Jan 2, 2024

Charming cottage in cute neighborhood, 5 min walk to beach

by Norcross GA

5 of 5

Wonderful house and location! We had everything we needed and it was perfect for two families with teenagers. The beds were super comfortable and the top floor master suite was very spacious and the rooftop deck was delightful. We would definitely stay in this house (and Magnolia community) again!!

Response from Benchmark Management

Holly, We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with your accommodation and the location! It sounds like the house was well-suited for your needs, especially with the comfortable beds and spacious master suite. The rooftop deck must have been a great addition for relaxation and enjoyment. We are so glad we were able to provide you and your family with a wonderful vacation experience! We cannot wait to see you again! Kind Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 11, 2023

Comfortable and Relaxing

by Louisville KY

5 of 5

We stayed at By The Wave in the Magnolia neighborhood in the Seacrest area. The home is decorated in contemporary beach decor. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. It was just my wife and myself so the 3 bedrooms 3 full baths was more than enough for us. We enjoyed the screened in front porch and ate most of our meals out there. The community pool was generally quiet but the water was comfortable. Beach access is not the most accessible which was the one downside. We drove to Seaside public beach a few days where there is parking and restrooms. Benchmark Management was great to work with. We had a little issue with a small appliance and they replaced it the same day. You can’t ask for more than that. Many restaurants along 30A are easily accessible in either direction from the house.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi there, thanks for staying with us! We are so happy to hear that you were pleased with the unit, as we truly do our best to keep them maintained. We are also happy that you loved the amenity of the community pool. Your comment regarding the beach access has been passed on to the proper parties. Thanks also for your positive remarks regarding our service! We thank you for quickly reporting the issue; as this gave us the chance to assist as quickly as possible. We want to thank you again for choosing to stay with us and truly hope we can welcome you again soon! Regards Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 30, 2023

Great Place with Easy beach access!

by Conroe TX

5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay at this vacation rental! The community was quiet and we had an easy time getting to the beach.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for your feedback, Jared! We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a great stay at By the Wavel! A quiet community and easy access to the beach contribute significantly to a positive vacation experience. We hope to host you again real soon for more sun in the sun! Kind regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Mar 18, 2023

Great stay off 30A

by Lascassas TN

5 of 5

Wonderfully designed home which was clean. Yes, I said CLEAN!! Everything was in working order and when it was not, the repair person came first thing on Sunday morning. He was in/out in 15 minutes. Convenient to the beach.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Melanie, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. We love this home, and the location. We are so happy we can share this with renters. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best rental property possible and we appreciate that you recognized our hard work. We hope to see you again soon. Our beautiful beaches await you. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jun 26, 2022