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Thinking of the Sea

3 Bedrooms

2.5 Bathrooms

8 Guests



Gulf Access

pets considered

Community Pool

4 Parking Spaces


Thinking of the Sea is a beautiful, modern townhome located in the family friendly community of Prominence. This pet friendly home will make the perfect relaxing getaway for your family (or multiple families). The main level includes the open concept kitchen, living and dining areas with laundry and a convenient half bath. Up the stairs you'll find the 3 bedrooms in the home. The kids will love the bunk room!

In the living area curl up on the comfortable sofa to plan the day or catch up on your favorite TV shows. There's even a desk in this main area in case you have to squeeze in a few minutes of remote work.

The kitchen is built for entertaining with the large center island with seating for 4. The chef in the family will be happy to cook up a vacation feast on the gas stovetop with plenty of surrounding counterspace. Enjoy your home cooked meal (or takeout!) on the dining table. Head out on the patio for your morning cup of coffee.

Sleeping Arrangements - 2nd Floor:
Bedroom 1: Twin-over-twin bunk beds, TV.
Bedroom 2: Queen bed, TV.
Bedroom 3: King bed, TV. Private bathroom with large shower and dual vanities
Sofa in the 1st floor living area pulls out to a queen.

With a stay in Prominence you're less than 1 mile from the beautiful emerald waters and white sandy beaches on 30A – you can walk or bike. If you seek great food, shopping, live entertainment, outdoor movie nights, and sporting events on the jumbo screen, you’ll love The Big Chill (formerly The Hub) – a one-of-a-kind hotspot. Everything you can enjoy at The Big Chill is just directly across 30A.

With all the available space and wonderful amenities that the community of Prominence has to offer, you and your guests are sure to have a stay to remember. The neighborhood has two 5,000 sq. ft. pools that include plenty of cabanas and lounge chairs, plus outdoor grills with a dining area located poolside.

* Parking for 4 cars; 2 in garage
* Golf cart rentals allowed only through 30A Gulf Carts
* Pet Friendly: This property is pet friendly! If bringing a dog, please contact Reservations as an additional non-refundable pet fee will be added to your booking. A maximum of 2 dogs is allowed at a maximum of 30 lbs. Please see our rental policies for further details.


Community Pool
Washer & Dryer


  • Television
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Area: Prominence
  • Garage
  • Microwave
  • Cookware
  • High Speed Internet
  • Deck / Patio


  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen
  • 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

4.7 of 5 average

Weatherd Winter 2024

by Lenexa KS

5 of 5

We were extremely pleased with our overall experience at this property and with Benchmark Management personnel. The location was excellent (across from The Hub/Big Chill, quiet, not busy). Although we never used the pool or fitness center, they were as advertised and very convenient. The property was clean and appeared to be properly maintained. One item we did discuss with a maintenance person when he was replacing light bulbs we discovered were burnt out was how long it took to get hot water at the kitchen sink. He explained it was a function of the tankless hot water heater's location from our unit. The property manager was very responsive when we brought light bulb issue to their attention and on one occasion when the TVs quit working. We took advantage of the The Hub on numerous occasions to enjoy drinks and snacks in front of the big screen (especially when our hometown Kansas City Chiefs were playing). Proximity to Deer Creek State Park and the beach was very convenient and frequented often during our stay. Although we didn't eat out much (took advantage of the kitchen to prepare most of our meals) we did try a few spots in Alys Beach (Raw & Juicy and Fonville Press) and Rosemary Beach (La Crema). Raw & Juicy and La Crema were very good. The central location (max. 2 hour drive) to attractions such as Apalachicola and Pensacola was beneficial. We went to both towns and enjoyed the quaintness of Apalachicola and the National Naval Aviation Museum. We were disappointed that we didn't get to see the Blue Angels as they are stationed in SoCal during the winter. All in all we had a very good time during our stay and would definitely recommend the property to family and friends.

Submitted on Mar 3, 2024

Beautiful home in great neighborhood!

by Saint Louis MO

4 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation staying in Prominence. This was our fifth year staying in this area but first time in this home. The home itself is spacious, great location and good for families with kids! The only negatives we had is the kitchen didn’t have much to use for cooking like pans, utensils for cooking etc. And the overall condition of the home showed signs of wear and tear, dirty walls and floors and dirty couch. That needs to be addressed. But overall we were happy with the location and spacious rooms.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Nicole, we are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful vacation with us at this property! We are delighted that you found the location great and spacious. We do apologize for the inconvenience experienced with the kitchen utensils and cookware. Please note that our team has delivered new sets to the unit as such this should not be an issue for future stays. Your comments regarding the overall condition of the house have also been taken into account. Please know that guest satisfaction means alot to us as such we will be making the necessary changes to allow a better beach vacation experience for all moving forward. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. We do hope we can welcome you again soon for a much better vacation experience we know we can provide. Regards Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 24, 2023

Not our favorite stay on 30a

by Hoffman Estates IL

4 of 5

This house was well decorated but bare bones. It was spacious and comfortable (except for the couch and chairs in living room). The kitchen has minimal equipment and no extras (salt & pepper were nowhere to be found and cooking a spaghetti dinner proved challenging with lack of equipment). The location was ideal, close to the pool and right across the street from the big chill. Beds were soft but comfortable. We did have a few minor inconveniences with a clogged toilet and broken bed frame in master bedroom. The bed frame was met with much more urgency than the plumbing issue (which we resolved ourselves) by the management team. The unit was fairly clean, but the floors were not mopped and left your feet dirty if walking barefoot.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi there, thanks for staying with us at this property and for providing us with this feedback. We are delighted that you found the unit spacious and comfortable. We have taken your comments regarding the couch and chairs into account. Please note however that finding the perfect furnishing for vacation rentals can be quite a task as each person has their unique preference. In regards to the kitchen, please note that since the outbreak of the corona virus we stopped supplying seasonings as a health precaution. We also thank you for bringing the maintenance issues to our attention during the stay as this allowed us to fix what we could. We do appreciate the cleaning remarks. We will make the necessary checks and changes to ensure this will not be an issue for future stays. Regards Benchmark Management

Submitted on Jul 17, 2023

Beautiful Property, Great Location!

by Alpharetta GA

5 of 5

Fantastic stay for my family and my dog. It was a short walk to the hub across the street and then about a 5 min drive to the beach. House was very cutely decorated and clean. The only negative experience I had was with the early check-in process. It was very frustrating by not getting a call back about early check-in and then had to wait till 2pm for the management company to say we weren't able to. Besides that, it was a great trip.

Response from Benchmark Management

Hi Lauren, we are so happy that you had a fantastic stay with us at this property. Thanks also for your positive cleaning remarks as we do our best to maintain these properties. We are so sorry to hear that you did not have a seamless check-in process. Please note that while we offer early check-in it is not garaunteed as the units have to be both cleaned and inspected prior to guest arrival. We do have a system in place that sends an automated message to guests whenever properties are ready for early check-in. We apologize again for the inconvenience you experienced. We truly hope we can welcome you for an even better experience which we know we can provide! Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 25, 2023

Wonderful Stay!

by Columbia TN

5 of 5

My family of 4 had an amazing stay at this condo. It was absolutely beautiful and our kids loved all the little touches for them such at the books and the bunk beds! We will definitely be coming back :)

Response from Benchmark Management

Thank you for staying with us, maKenna! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay at Thinking of the Sea. Our number one priority is ensuring our guests' satisfaction, and your review confirms that we are doing just that! We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Regards, Benchmark Management

Submitted on May 7, 2023

A wonderful month on 30A

by Louisville KY

5 of 5

Weather was perfect.Great location across from the Hub. Lovely townhouse!

Response from Benchmark Management

Vicki, Thank you for leaving a review of your stay at Thinking of the Sea. We are honored to hear about your experience. 30a is the #1 place for a fun-filled beach vacation. Guest satisfaction is our top priority, and we can't wait to see you again! Sincerely, Benchmark Management Vicki, We were honored to host you this February in this lovely Prominence townhome. We're glad you were able to enjoy the famous Florida sunshine and beaches, as well as the many wonderful local shops and restaurants! We hope to see you again next year for another fantastic winter getaway. Sincerely, Benchmark Management

Submitted on Mar 7, 2022

August 2021 Stay

by Suzanne P.

5 of 5

We had a great stay. The location of the house was perfect. We have stayed multiple times in this area. Benchmark was very helpful and organized with their app and credit that was given for amenities.

Submitted on Aug 29, 2021