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“Cute "Village" on a beautiful beach”
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Gulf Place
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“Cute "Village" on a beautiful beach”
Reviewed 8 October 2007

We rented a condo directly from an owner for a last minute, end of summer trip to our favorite area. We usually stay in Sandestin so this was our first trip to Santa Rosa. The area was easy to find while being off the beaten path a bit. Easy 15-20 minute drive to heart of Destin but away from the crowded beaches. The beach was pretty and never busy. However we did not find it to be as beautiful as Destin: lots of jellyfish (we never encountered this in Destin), seaweed. The condo property was very nice and only a short walk to the beach. We used the pool although it was close a few times during our stay. Ms. Lucille's Gossip Parlour on the grounds was a nice treat and there were a few clothing stores nearby as well. All in all the property was great if you don't need alot of amenities and want lots of peace and quiet. We still prefer Sandestin but the price was right for a quick trip.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2007

My husband and I were to attend a wedding on the beach in Santa Rosa and this property is what was suggested that we stay for the wedding on Saturday. 3 night stay required but was no problem. THIS CONDO WAS FANTASTIC!!! The color scheme, the kitchen,the bath and half was a life saver. Unfortunately, for me - I contracted a severe stomach virus on the way down on Friday and totally missed the wedding - spent all three days in bed trying to keep gatorade down with not much success. So, my husband tells me it was one of the nicest places we have stayed - (similar unit 2 floors below on sale for $199,000. ) WiFi in room was great - the bunk beds were great for our luggage rack. Only one closet - but it didn't matter since it was only 2 of us. Not a lot of storage place if you have more than 2 people in the room.Balcony and view was great - and the Gulf Place has a great "community feel" to it. Would have been great if I could have seen my relatives!!! Oh, well, as much as we have travelled - it was bound to happen once. So just suffice to say - it was a great place - but all I cared about was the master bath so close to the master bedroom :)

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2006

We absolutely love this place! We come back for my birthday every year in May, it's just a great deal for your dollar. The condos are nicely appointed (not cheesy), and all have ocean views even though it's not on the beach (the small street separating it is not much wider than a city sidewalk). The shops, bike rentals, 2 pools, community events, etc. all make for a great relaxing experience. You will be pleasantly surprised!

  • Stayed May 2004
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Property: Gulf Place
Address: 145 Spires Ln, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-8718
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Santa Rosa Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Santa Rosa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Gulf Place 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A location that is a perfect destination for family vacations or a weekend retreat, Gulf Place is a vibrant community nestled in the heart of peaceful Santa Rosa Beach. Splashing fountains, park benches, tree-lined streets, footpaths, an amphitheater and parks compliment the town center's location directly across from the Gulf. And from these stunning accommodations, you're just a short stroll away from community pools, golf, shops and eateries. From Gulf Place, visitors can experience the the 26-mile stretch of the Scenic Highway 30-A area and its eclectic shops and artist colonies along the pristine coastal area. Enjoy breathtaking views and sunsets over the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico while sinking your toes into the sugar-white sands. Relaxation rules the day here, while at night visitors can enjoy the eclectic shopping and dining options of nearby Destin and Panama City Beach-both just a short drive. Nature preserves offer hiking, biking and wildlife watching, while the Gulf and surrounding bays provide an open invitation for deep-sea fishing and water-sports such as parasailing, snorkeling and kayaking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gulf Place Hotel Santa Rosa Beach
Gulf Place Florida/Santa Rosa Beach

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