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Made in the Shade

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

10 Guests



Gulf Access

2 Parking Spaces


Easy access to the beautiful beaches of 30A - just a 1-2 minute walk and your toes are in the sand with your stay at Made in the Shade.

This unique, 1940s old Florida-style cottage will let you enjoy your 30A vacation but still feel separated from the hustle and bustle of the main area. Close and convenient to Seaside, but still far enough away. This is a great area to ride bikes and you're just minutes from so many great dining and shopping options. All the attractions and activities of world famous Seaside are only a short bike ride or walk away.

You'll love the large screened-in front porch with 2 rocking chairs and hammock, plus there is a spacious deck in the back nestled in the shade of magnificent live oaks. A great spot to enjoy more fresh air and Gulf breezes. This house is the ONE for those that need to get away.

Sleeping Arrangements:
Bedroom 1: King bed.
Bedroom 2: Queen bed, 2 sets of twin-over-twin bunks
Sofa in the living room pulls out to a queen bed.

Beach Access:
Head down Gardenia Street and directly across 30A is your boardwalk to beach access.
Distance: 300 feet | Time: 2 minutes walking

Seagrove Beach:
Named for the thick grove of oak trees lining its coastline, Seagrove Beach is located in the heart of 30A. There's no better spot to experience everything 30A has to offer! Feeling adventurous? Rent a bike and jump on the 20-mile Timpoochee bike trail that runs right around the corner from the neighborhood. Visit famous Seaside and Grayton Beach State Park to the West. Head East and discover more of Seagrove Beach plus the wonderful coastal communities of Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. Enjoy exploring the boutique shops, fabulous restaurants, and beautiful state parks in each of these communities.

* Parking for 2 cars.
* Sorry, no pets allowed.
* Please note that there is construction in the area surrounding this home.

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.


Satellite / Cable
Washer & Dryer


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

4.9 of 5 average

A Beach Location

by Manchester Township NJ

5 of 5

Hi Benchmark, it's the perfect spot, close to the beach, Quiet neighborhood, with access to all the
Local Restaurants on 30A, Eden Gardens, along with
easy travel to all other beach Communities. The only
issue was Nightly roaming large bugs came out. Needs New Toaster & The Outside Property Needs a Cleanup.Otherwise we had a Great Time.

Submitted on Apr 28, 2024

Great place in 30A

by Indianapolis IN

5 of 5

We loved our time at Made in the Shade. Great location, very easy and quick walk to the beach. Public access to beach is right across the street. We biked everywhere (we brought our own bikes and 1 bike at Made in the Shade worked). The house was cute and quirky. We loved the porch and trees. Would love to stay there again!

Response from Benchmark Management

Matthew, thank you for your kind review of your stay at Made In The Shade. We're happy that you loved this quiet and eccentric home located in the perfect area for biking and outdoor activities. We certainly cannot wait to welcome you back here with us for another fun and adventurous vacation. Sincerely, Benchmark Management.

Submitted on Apr 5, 2022

Beautiful place

by Webster groves MO

5 of 5

Loved the home. Loved the back yard and front porch especially during a thunderstorm
Beautifully decorated
Will come back!!

Response from Benchmark Management

Mary, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your vacation with us at Made in the Shade. This welcoming Seagrove cottage has a lovely yard with a screened-in porch that allows you to enjoy the outdoor views, even in the middle of our summer rainstorms. The intricately decorated interior will draw you in as soon as you walk through the door and make you feel right at home! We have passed your feedback along to the owners to know their home is being thoroughly enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 19, 2021

Beach trip

by Yazoo City MS

5 of 5

This beach home was cute and clean. Loved the porch and the close access to the beach! There were 7 adults- the master bed was great. Had a few complaints that the bunk beds and queen was hard and not too comfortable, but hey, we can sleep on the beach, so no real complaints. The second bedroom was bigger than expected. There were bikes available and more parking space than reported. We had a great stay!

Response from Benchmark Management

We're delighted that you had a great stay at Made in the Shade. Please come again! Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 24, 2021


by Madison MS

5 of 5

We recently spent 8 nights at Made in the Shade and loved everything about it. We especially enjoy Old Seagrove and the location of this rental was perfect--short walk to the beach, restaurants within walking distance and less than a mile to Seaside. The cottage being single floor (two steps to 2nd bedroom and bath) was a benefit as well. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking fresh seafood at home. Other renters have noted problems with internet service, but we did not find that an issue. Upon check-in, we had an issue with the front door code being incorrect and over the phone they entered a new code and problem solved. Overall, we loved this little cottage and would definitely recommend it and come back. I'm just sorry they are tearing down a lot of the old, quaint cottages, along with some of the businesses and building 2 to 3 story white houses.

Response from Benchmark Management

We're so glad that you had a wonderful vacation staying at Made in the Shade. Please come again! Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 5, 2021

Adorable cottage with great location

by Naples FL

5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cozy and well-equipped cottage with wonderful location directly across from the beach access, and so close to Seaside and really everything. Very charming and spacious. Wonderful porch with loads of seating, and relaxing hammock. Loved our stay, and really enjoyed the beautiful beach and charming Seaside.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hey Jocelyn! It's so happy to know that you enjoyed your cozy stay at Made in the Shade! It's always a joy to hear when guests find our properties not only well equipped, but also in prime locations. Made in the Shade is a short walk to the beach, and close enough to all the fun of Seaside without having to be in the busy hub! You're able to choose when you're having fun, or relax and kick back otherwise. We hope to see you again soon! Benchmark Management

Submitted on Dec 14, 2020

Perfect getaway!

by Marietta GA

5 of 5

This was the most precious house on a quiet street close to everything we could enjoy!! We were able to watch our fav college game on Sat, walk and bike everywhere, and the favorite spot: napping on the hammock on the screened porch!

Response from Benchmark Management

Hello Beth, Hammock napping is one of my favorite activities, too! It is great that you had a quiet stay, were able to watch your game, and bike everywhere. It certainly sounds like you had the time of your life! We hope to see you next time to recharge. Benchmark Management

Submitted on Nov 17, 2020

Quaint beach cottage

by Gallatin TN

5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this house. Short walk to beach and we ride our bikes everywhere! We love it.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Carolee, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We too love this seaworthy home, so beachie and just authentic to the area. We were honored to have you and your family you are great guest and we appreciate your honest response. We work hard every day to bring ours guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 26, 2020

by Kristi

5 of 5

We always like to stay in Seagrove. It’s close enough you can ride bikes to Seaside for brunch, lunch or dinner yet far enough away you feel secluded. It’s peaceful and relaxing and oh that hammock on the front porch! Such a fun trip and we will definitely be back!

Submitted on Sep 7, 2020

by Ashley via AirBnb

5 of 5

Fantastic house close to the beach! Loved the screen porch and lush yard! Beach access directly across the street - very convenient. Loved the vintage flair throughout the home!

Submitted on Sep 1, 2020

Vintage Cottage Stay

by Marietta GA

5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this charming home.

Response from Benchmark Management

Susan, 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 our guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Dec 2, 2019

Restful Retreat

by Bowling Green KY

5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Made In The Shade. The house was cozy and comfortable- loved the decor. The front porch was perfect and we enjoyed our quiet cool evenings there after a hot day on the beach. Convenient to the beach and local eateries, we found this a perfect spot to take it easy and enjoy vacation! The management staff was fantastic ! The cleaning woman was very helpful - we met her leaving as we pulled in. She was nice and gave excellent information and helpful local tips.

Response from Benchmark Management

Lee, 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 our guests the best vacation experience. We can’t wait to see you again. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Oct 12, 2019

Family Vacation

by N/A CO

5 of 5

Extensive Traveler

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi David! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Made in the Shade is a vacationers paradise! Located in Old Seagrove Beach, this home resides in a cozy and quiet neighborhood. It is just a short walk to the beach and even has two pools in the neighborhood. We hope you will come see us again soon!

Submitted on May 15, 2019

Good location

by Olathe KS

4 of 5

Overall a good location, comfortable bed, etc. The top rack of the dishwasher was broken before our arrival so I contacted the owner via email but got no reply. It would be helpful to supply guests with courtesies like more than one roll of toilet paper per bathroom, beach towels and a blow dryer. (This was mentioned on an email prior to our trip, so at least I was aware.)

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review! We will definitely be looking at the dishwasher to make sure it is in working order and we did go back to check our emails and we do not have anything from you so I do apologize! Had we received a request from you we would have taken care of it right away - our maintenance team is top notch! It does look like you enjoyed the location of this quaint beach cottage! Just a quick walk down the grove lined path and right to the beach! It's also a quick walk down to Cowgirl Cafe - a wonderful little gem on 30A - great food and the best bloody marys! Feeling nostalgic for the beach days spent with family back in the day? Made in the Shade can bring that all back for you - great memories to be made so call Benchmark today!

Submitted on Mar 25, 2019

Made in the Shade is Lovely!

by N/A CO

5 of 5

We enjoyed our brief stay at Made in the Shade! While the kids were at the beach, I could have stayed on the screened porch all day! Clean, convenient, quaint. We will be back!

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review! We will welcome you back anytime! It is a quaint little cottage which is great for comfort and relaxation! It is tucked away in a quiet little spot but it is very close to everything - especially the beach! Just a little stroll straight down the road (right past Cowgirl Kitchen - one of our faves) across 30A and voila! There is the beauty of the Emerald Coast - a site to behold for sure! Need some rest and relaxation? Call Benchmark today and let us find the perfect time for you to enjoy Made in the Shade!

Submitted on Oct 26, 2018

Made in the Shade

5 of 5

Great location. Nice home. Stocked well. Did have a musty smell to the home. Especially when we first arrived. Porch furniture needs to updated. Overall nice home and had a good experience.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for submitting your review. We will look into the items you have mentioned to see how we could improve! Your first comment is right on the money - great location! 150 steps straight to the Gulf where the sand is white and the water is beautiful! Looking for a little nostalgia then this is the place for you - it has that Old Seagrove feel for sure! Looking for comfort and relaxation - Made in the Shade may be the perfect fit for you. Call Benchmark today and let us help you arrange the perfect beach getaway!

Submitted on Aug 11, 2018

Great beach escape in Old Seagrove

by Breaux Bridge LA

5 of 5

We loved the house but loved the location even more. The walk to the beach was less than 3 minutes and made it easy to go back and forth during the day. Bike rentals made it easy to get anywhere you need in Seagrove,Seaside, or Watercolor.
The only downside is the driveway. It is very small and hard to manage even in a small SUV.

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review! The location of this home is so wonderful - it does get a little tight back in the Old Seagrove area but it is oh so worth it! This cozy cottage is so relaxing and as mentioned - so convenient! We do hope that you will join us again soon!

Submitted on Oct 4, 2017