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Eastern Shores 201 - A Happy Little Condo

1 Bedroom

1.5 Bathrooms

6 Guests



Gulf Front

1 Parking Spaces


With unobstructed views and access to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this completely renovated beach front, first floor condo is just steps away from the sugar white sands of Florida's Gulf Coast. This end-unit provides wonderful natural light and privacy, with views of the spectacular sunrises over Eastern Lake to the east, and sunsets over the gulf to the west.

Inside comforts include a king master bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa, and extra-long twin-over-double bunk beds. The open concept kitchen/living room area provides ample room and amenities for you and your guests to enjoy the view and relax.

This condo offers quick access to the beach or nearby Eastern Lake for family fun, swimming, fishing, kayaking, or just lounging around. You will be close to restaurants, shopping, and area entertainment in Seagrove Beach and nearby famous 30A Seaside, but secluded enough to avoid over-crowded beaches.

Sleeping Arrangements:
Bedroom 1: King Master Bed.
Sofa in the living room pulls out to a queen bed with upgraded Memory Foam mattress.
Extra-Long Twin-over-extra-long double bunk beds.

Come enjoy our Happy Little Condo on 30A!

* Saturday to Saturday rental Spring Break and Summer
* Assigned Parking for 1 car
* Sorry, no pets allowed

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.


Coffee Maker
Satellite / Cable
Washer & Dryer


  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Area: Seagrove
  • Deck / Patio
  • Television
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Blender
  • High Speed Internet
  • DVD Player


  • 1 King
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 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

Happy little Condo

by Mandeville La

5 of 5

Getting in was a problem and the Mgt company had to change the code on the second day after being locked out. Everything else went smoothly. My husband who is hard to impress was impressed with the view! I was impressed with the stylish cozy decor and view. We rode bikes,(15 min ride) to seaside and water color to shop and eat. Recommend “The perfect Pig” for breakfast and lunch. We will definitely stay here again.

Submitted on Feb 17, 2024

Beautiful Winter Getaway

by Lawrenceville GA

5 of 5

The end unit is beautifully renovated with unobstructed views of the gulf and full of light. Fully equipped kitchen. Spacious hall bunks if you have others traveling with you. Loved that it was a ground floor unit with no stairs and easy walk out to the beach. Very comfortable king bed. It's a great location too. We will definitely come back and hopefully stay longer next time.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hello Margie We're delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience during your stay in our end unit! The unobstructed Gulf views, fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable king bed are just a few highlights of what we offer. We're glad you enjoyed the convenience of the ground floor location and the spacious hall bunks. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another fantastic vacation, and we hope your next stay will be even longer! Regards, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Feb 5, 2024

A happy condo, but...

by Johns Creek GA

5 of 5

Great condo but- HOA was painting the outside - could not use keypad or knob and no outdoor lights from parking lot. Smoke from Oven causing smoke alarms to go off, hole in screens leading to porch. Owner has provided almost every possible item to make stay comfortable and convenient and recent remodeling was very very nice. Great location on 30A and ideal setting to get to beach very easily.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hello Mike, Absolutely appreciate your feedback! We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences caused during your stay. Your insights regarding the HOA's work, smoke alarm, screens, and outdoor lighting are duly noted. We'll work closely with the HOA to ensure future maintenance minimally impacts our guests. Your positive remarks about the condo and its amenities, as well as its convenient location, mean a lot to us. We're committed to making your next visit even more enjoyable! Regards, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Nov 24, 2023

Perfect Location

by Friendswood TX

5 of 5

Lovely and very comfortable place to stay. Would highly recommend if you like the idea of being steps from the beach...

Response from Benchmark Management

Edi, We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed staying at our property! We strive to provide our guest with the very best experience while vacating with us at Benchmark Management. We would be glad to host you and your family again for all your future trips to the beach! Sincerely, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Nov 13, 2023

Another Great Stay at A Happy Little Condo

by Gurnee Il

5 of 5

This was our 4th year staying in this condo unit. The ocean view and the direct access to the beach are second to none. As always, the condo was very clean. The owners go out of their way to provide all the little "extras" that make your stay easier. Convenient assigned parking space and comfortable beds. The only negative I have is we arrived 30 minutes early and it was apparent nobody was in the unit. So, we called Benchmark to ask if we could check in at 3:30pm instead of 4pm. The agent confirmed the condo was clean and had been inspected by housekeeping. However, we were told there would be a charge of $65 to check in at 3:30pm but if we called back at 3:45pm(they have a 15-min grace period), they would unlock the door remotely and let us in free of charge. Really? $65 charge for 30 min early but 15 minutes later, it's free. The agent said the charge is to reset the automatic door code that doesn't unlock the door until 4pm. Yet, at 3:45pm, she opened the door remotely. It just doesn't seem right considering check-in is 4pm and check-out is 10am. Our friends stay in other units in this same complex and are always provided early check in free of charge providing the unit is ready. I feel the condo owners/Benchmark should rethink their early check-in policy for this unit if it has been cleaned and inspected. Regardless, we love everything else about this condo and it will not keep us from returning!

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi there, thanks for staying with us at Eastern Shores 201 and for providing us with this feedback. Thanks for your cleaning remarks as we do our best to maintain these units! We truly apologize for the experience you had upon arrival. The standard check-in time is 4pm, however if the unit is ready before 4pm, we do have an early check-in fee. This is optional. We have however taken your comments regarding the policy into account and will do our best to provide a better beach vacation experience for all moving forward. Des[ite the experience at check-in we are happy to hear that you loved the ocean view, parking spaces and the beds. It is always a tedious task to find comfortable bedding for vacation rentals as each person has a unique preference. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us! We hope we can welcome you again for another lovely vacation experience. Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Sep 3, 2023

Happy Little Condo was Perfect!

by Hot Springs AR

5 of 5

The condo was perfectly clean. Since it is the bottom corner unit it was very quiet. It was the perfect size for our family of 4! The walk to the beach was only a few steps down the shared patio and the perfect spot. The parking spot is one of the best in the lot. The location on Eastern Lake Rd is one of our favorites on 30A.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi there, thanks for staying with us at Eastern Shores. We also thank you for your positive cleaning remarks as we truly do our best to keep these properties up to standard! We are delighted that the unit was perfect for your group. We are also happy that you loved the proximity of the beach access! It is always our aim for our guests to have a lovely vacation from start to finish and your feedback shows that this was definitely achieved during your stay. We do hope we can welcome you again soon for another lovely stay with us! Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jun 19, 2023

Roomy floor plan

by Sherwood AR

4 of 5

Our 2nd time to stay in this unit. We like the spacious living room/ kitchen area. No obtrusive bar sticking out. The bed is not very comfortable - somewhat lumpy. Great patio area/view. Patio under repair and not painted in places. No landline phone, so you beed a cell phone - however we are on Verizon and had to go outside to place or receive calls. As there was zero bars showing. When we first arrived, the code would not e on the front door, and they had to send a maintenance man out to get it corrected. He arrived in just a few minutes and reset the lock.Batteries were dead in the main tv control. Other than thise little problems, we enjoyed our stay.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your suggestions and have sent them to the proper departments. Sadly we are not able to control the cell phone coverage in the area. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

Submitted on Nov 21, 2022

Great beach access!

by Robin

5 of 5

The best thing about this condo is that you walk directly out to the beach. It is a corner unit which makes it more private. It has a beautiful, direct view of the ocean. This condo is a perfect use of the space. It is beautifully decorated and was super convenient to have the extra half bath for our grown daughter who slept on the bunk bed. Also great is a hallway door, so the bunk bed area can be closed off to the early risers. We really enjoyed our stay! (We also called for assistance once and management promptly came out in about an hour.)

Submitted on Jan 9, 2022 through benchmark30a.com

A Happy Little Condo Eastern Shores

by Mountain Brook AL

5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Eastern Shores Condos, 201 A Happy Little Condo. It was perfect for me and my wife. There is also room for 2-3 children if you need that. The condo was beautifully appointed and right on the beach. What more could you ask for!!!

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Tim, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Benchmark Management. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trip! We strive as a company to provide our guest with the perfect location for their vacation and are glad to hear that was the case for you and your wife. We hope you chose to stay with us again at Benchmark Management, we would be glad to have you! Thank you, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Oct 7, 2021

Favorite 30A Hide Away

by Cullman AL

5 of 5

My husband and I spent the last week in September in this lovely little condo 201 at Eastern Shores. We love this end unit because it feels more open with the extra windows and also more private being on the bottom floor. It’s also beautifully decorated and comfortable. The close proximity to the beach is a definite plus. Perfect location for daily walks toward Seaside and restaurants or longer scenic and less crowded bike rides toward Rosemary.
Our door code wouldn’t initially activate so called the management number and they sent someone within minutes to get us inside. The nice man also took the time to help us get phones connected to the internet and how to operate the TV. Before arrival Benchmark Management sent several emails or texts with helpful information to make out stay enjoyable. Also provided numbers if needed anything during our stay. Many thanks to them. I’ve already booked for a spring stay because I love this unit and location!

Response from Benchmark Management

Lucinda, We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at Benchmark Management. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the layout and décor this property provides, as well as the proximity to the beach. As a company, we strive for our guest to have a memorable stay free of hassle and stress. We are happy to hear this property and our team where able to assist in making that a reality for you. We hope you consider booking with us for all your future vacations, we would be glad to have you! Thank you, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Oct 7, 2021

3rd stay in "A Happy Little Condo"

by GA

5 of 5

Very satisfied with the Benchmark service and stay in this condo

Response from Benchmark Management

Jane, Thank for you for sharing your feedback on your stay at Eastern Shores 201. We are very pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the quality service we provided throughout your stay. Guest satisfaction is our #1 priory as we look forward to giving our guests the best vacation experience. We can't wait to see you again! Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Sep 21, 2021

Such a nice place!

by Tom & Cindy

5 of 5

We have stayed at Eastern Shores a couple times but this is our first time in "Happy Little Condo". We loved your renovations. Such a nice place! Enjoying walks on the beach and the sunsets. We discovered Eden Gardens State Park - what beautiful grounds and loved seeing the old live oaks! Love the condo décor and the larger bunk on the bottom! So nice being right by the ocean and hearing the soothing sounds of the waves.

Submitted on Aug 26, 2021

Looking Forward To Returning

by Hopkins Family

5 of 5

We have been vacationing at Eastern Shores since 2014. We fell in love with Eastern Lake's outflow and the gorgeous emerald water at the beach. I think this is our 3rd stay in your unit and we love your renovations. The kitchen and living area have such a well designed, inviting use of space. Our family has enjoyed your collections of games, especially "Riddle Me This at meals. It has been a beautiful week from our paddle boards. We have seen a manatee (two different days!), 3 sharks, countless dolphins and rays, a turtle, and a pod of tarpon. We have made more memories as a family this week and we look forward to returning to what is indeed a "Happy Little Condo".

Submitted on Jul 29, 2021

Great condo!

by Garland TX

5 of 5

Loved this condo! Very pretty and renovated. Great view on the ocean and just steps away from the beach. We love not having to climb stairs and can easily go back and forth for lunch and breaks. It’s an end condo and has a nice breeze that comes through on the patio!

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Diana, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Eastern Shores Condos. We were happy to have you and are so grateful by your response. We love this accesses, yes it is so easy, and the unit looks great. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We thank you for the feedback it helps to improve on our properties. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 23, 2021

Definitely Be Back!

5 of 5

First time in your condo. Beautifully done. Usually stay next door, but your's was so pretty we came to it instead. Been coming to Eastern Shores for at least the last 10 years. To Seagrove for at least 25 years. We are a group of six "old ladies" from South US. Most of us are retired school teachers. We love this area. It is our happy place to relax and rejuvenate. Thanks for sharing your "Happy Little Condo" with us. We'll definitely be back next year.

Submitted on Jun 18, 2021

Great condo!

by Noblesville IN

5 of 5

The place was very clean and well kept. I didn’t know there was a keurig coffee machine I was told it was Mr. Coffee. Not a big deal but it would of been nice to know. Overall it is a beautiful and tastefully decorated condo.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you choosing to stay at Eastern Shores 201 - A Happy Little Condo for your vacation. We greatly appreciate your all-five rating of the property. Please come again! Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jun 14, 2021

Eastern Shores 201

by Cleveland TN

5 of 5

Unit was exactly as described, easy keypad entry. Rental process was easy. We had an issue with the tv that was our fault but Benchmark was very responsive to the problem. Beautiful location, the ocean was amazing.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for choosing to stay in Eastern Shores 201 for your vacation and for your all-five rating of the property. We're so glad the rental and entry processes were easy and that the water was amazing. Please come again! Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 24, 2021

Great place

by Tulsa OK

5 of 5

First time here and loved this place! Great location with great views from back porch. Very comfortable with nice up to date decor. Would definitely stay here again!

Response from Benchmark Management

William, We greatly appreciate your glowing review. We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. We're ecstatic to hear we provided a great stay and that the home exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Eastern Shores. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 8, 2021

Great location

by Mendham NJ

5 of 5

When you walk in and see the beach so close you know you are on vacation! Floors were a bit dirty and some items could have been cleaner when we arrived but overall great place!

Response from Benchmark Management

We're so pleased that you found Eastern Shores 201 to be in a great location. We apologize for the cleanliness issues. Please come again! Benchmark Management

Submitted on Apr 17, 2021

Great Location. Beautiful Condo

by Tegacay SC

5 of 5

We loved the location, condo layout, amenities and decor. It was the perfect spot for our long weekend away. Great space and everything one needs.

Response from Benchmark Management

Amy, thank you so much for your response! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon! Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jan 6, 2021

Best spot on 30a!

by Vestavia Hills AL

5 of 5

Happy Little Condo was amazing! We’ve stayed all over 30a and this was hands down the best place! Super clean and beautifully decorated with everything you could possibly need in a rental. We loved the short walk down the condo’s boardwalk to the beach and the beautiful sunsets right from the patio. It was the perfect place to spend Christmas and we will definitely be back!

Response from Benchmark Management

Paige, we are so glad you had a great stay at Eastern Shores! It really is the perfect spot. We do our very best to make sure our guests have the best stay possible! We can't wait for you to come back! Benchmark Management

Submitted on Dec 29, 2020

Fall Family Vacation

by Bernice LA

5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed spending the week celebrating birthdays and just getting away. It was everything and more. The decor was beautiful, and the condo had everything we needed. Thanks Happy Little Condo for the awesome week!

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Karla, Thank you so much for allowing us to help in celebrating birthdays! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Eastern Shores 201. It truly is a beautiful condo, not to mention the amazing views!! We hope to see you and your family again soon! Thanks again, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 4, 2020

We had a wonderful week!

by Roswell GA

5 of 5

This unit was every comfortable and well appointed! We have already booked it for next summer! Have been staying at Eastern Shores for many years and love the location. Especially enjoyed this renovated unit this time! Only downside was the lack of instructions to work the ttv’s and DVD player. Would also love a dvd in the bedroom. Overall it was a wonderful stay and looking forward to next year!

Response from Benchmark Management

Gail, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy to hear you loved Eastern Shores and can not wait to welcome you back next year!! This is an amazing property and am so glad you had a great time. We will pass along the concern regarding instructions for the tv and DVD player. Thanks again, Benchmark ManagementGail, Thank you so much for such great feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed the updates! During off season, we will be trying to get some TV instructions put into the properties! We will mention the DVD player suggestion to the homeowner to see if that would be something they are interested in adding. We will see you again soon! Thank you, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Oct 4, 2020

Best Condo Ever

by Niloo Via Facebook

5 of 5

I was looking for a place that I felt comfortable taking my kids (ages 6 & 3) during this crazy covid season. This place was it! … hands down the perfect condo for my crew. Lots of beaches make you set up tents behind the chairs so you don’t really have a view. We were allowed to set up 15’ from the water. We took our canopy/tent, which provided a good measure of social distance, and we got to be right on the water! There is also a little lake nearby. When it rains it makes a small river to the ocean, complete with little rapids. It made for a natural water park. The kids had the best time rafting into the ocean, playing in the rapids, and jumping off the side. This made for super fun rainy days. The kids also loved finding shells, clams, ghost crabs, hermit crabs, and even a seahorse! Our family always stays right on the beach, but this was hands down the closest we have ever been. I think there were 3 steps in total. We were so close to our unit we could run inside quickly to grab popsicles or a forgotten pair of sunglasses. This will be our go-to unit even after covid passes. There was not a single thing I’d want to change. We genuinely LOVED EVERY SECOND! Everyone was so sad to leave. We cannot wait to go back!

Submitted on Aug 15, 2020

Relaxing Week at the Beach

by Columbia TN

5 of 5

We had a wonderful week! The condo was perfect...clean and nicely remodeled. We love staying on the first floor because we can walk directly out our patio doors to beach!

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We were honored to have you and are so humbled by your response. We work hard each and every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jun 29, 2020

by Kelly via Facebook

5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Happy Little Condo. Our family had plenty of room. We had stunning beachfront views from every window. The condo is so beautiful. It looks like the cover of a Serena and Lily catalog - crisp white and ocean blue decor. The furnishings are pretty and comfortable. The kitchen is modern and well-appointed. My 8 year old loved the built-in bunk beds and nooks for her books and stuffed animals.

Submitted on Jun 1, 2020

Eastern Shores 201

5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo before and preferred the non-carpet flooring throughout over units that had carpet in the bedroom. We love the location and with the recent redecorating I think it's hard to compete with this condo. You can't get closer to the beach and on the rare occasion that we have needed to call, we received great customer service. We have a big truck and the parking spaces are tight; but, fortunately the 201 parking spot is on the end so we had easy access. Making the bunk alcove deeper was a great idea. Our son is 6'3" and he said he thought it was a queen size bed on the lower bunk and it was way more comfortable than the twin bunks that were there before.

Submitted on Jun 23, 2019

Review of Eastern Shores Unit 201 - March 2019

5 of 5

We have stayed in unit 201 the past three years. It was quite a surprise to see the unit this spring. The unit was sold in 2018 and the new owners totally renovated the unit. They replaced the floors, ceilings, wall coverings and doors. The galley kitchen was torn out and replaced with a ‘L’ shaped kitchen with all new countertops and a large storage cabinet. They replaced all the appliances (fridge, stove, microwave, washer & dryer) also the furniture, larger dining table and chairs. New dishes, glasses, pots and pans etc. New and larger TVs in the living room and bedroom. The bathrooms were also renovated with new vanities, sinks and toilets. The two bunk beds were lengthened and the lower bunk was changed from a single to a double. Friends of ours stayed over for 4 days and slept in the lower bunk instead of the sofa sleeper. They said it was the best sleep they have had in years. While we were there we locked in January and February for 2020 and 2021. With its location and friendly neighbors it’s the best unit we have stayed in since we started vacationing in Seagrove Beach in 2013.

Submitted on Apr 29, 2019

Truly a Happy Condo

5 of 5

This unit right on the water is perfect. The decor and colors are calming and homey and the view is incredible. Since you are on the far corner, no one is walking in front of the windows or stopping to dry off to obstruct your view. Numbered parking spots guarantee there is no parking issue and the unit is quiet (never heard the people beside us or above us.) We will definitely book again!

Response from Benchmark Management

We're happy you enjoyed your stay at A Happy Little Condo!Thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you back at the Beach!

Submitted on Mar 17, 2019