It’s no secret real estate along scenic Highway 30A on the Florida Gulf Coast is sizzling hot. Real estate agents such as Jim Dixon at 30A Escapes Home Sales and Vacation Rentals are seeing substantial movement in primary and vacation homes priced from $500,000 to $3,000,000 and up and now may be the best time to buy real estate along Florida’s Highway 30A.
A few weeks ago while I was writing and spending some time at Rosemary Beach, FL, I met Jim at his new sales office and got the scoop on what type of properties are selling and renting well along Florida’s gulf coast. Jim gave me some suggestions on what buyers should be looking for when they purchase or rent homes along 30A. Obviously, prices vary greatly depending on proximity to the beach, type of development, etc.
One point Jim emphasized is when considering beach property is to pay close attention to rental income projections even if you’re not planning in putting the property in a rental program.
“The potential for rental income projection is critical in resale value,” noted Dixon. “Buyers never know when the economy or life situations can change and they should be prepared if renting the property ever becomes a necessity.”
Agents tell me rental income in 2017 will most likely hit record levels this season.
There are literally thousands of great properties available along 30A so if you’re considering purchasing or even renting vacation property, contact Jim at (850) 468-0215. Here are just a few examples of properties available at various price points:
$434,652 66 E. Milestone Dr. #B, Inlet Beach, FL
The “Cozumel” Triplex Townhome floor plan is uniquely designed to feature 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with a 2-car garage. Home features include 10ft Ceilings, hardwood floors, Granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances to name a few. The Town of Prominence is located on HWY 30A between Seagrove and Alys Beach. Residents will enjoy easy access to a beautiful Town Center, Resort style pools, Fitness Center and Private Shuttle Service to the beaches of 30A. ”The Hub”,” the community’s town center includes restaurants, shops, and an amphitheater with covered event pavilion, a cinema screen for movies as well as a stage for concerts and events. Subject property is unit 335.
$500k to $1MM
$520,000 261 Beach Bike Way in Seacrest
Own a great 2 bed/3 bath Cottage Home in Seacrest Beach, on the the most popular and sought after communities on 30A! Owners and guests of Seacrest Beach enjoy a massive Lagoon pool, beach access, nature trails, and quick access to the world renown communities of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. This 2 bed/3 bath beach cottage comes fully furnished (has never been vacation rented) and is perfect for small families, couples, and investors looking to make a prudent investment.
$829,000 62 Royal Fern Way, Santa Rosa, FL in Watercolor
This immaculate, NEVER BEEN RENTED 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage comes completely FURNISHED/TURN-KEY ready! Home features beautiful wood floors throughout, ship-lap walls adorn living/dining, crown molding, granite countertops, and Stainless GE appliances included. Comes complete with fresh paint and newly added built-ins for optimal storage space. Cottage features two large porches, one on front of home with another screened-in porch that runs along Master Bedroom to Dining room with dual entry points. Back yard offers private oasis buffered by native vegetation. Hurry up, because this gem will not last long! Best deal in WaterColor!
$1,000,000 51E Seacrest Beach Blvd. in Seacrest
Are you ready to vacation in the ‘funnest’ house in Seacrest Beach? (Only a 2 minute walk to the beach and overlooks the 12,000 sq ft Lagoon Pool.) This home is the perfect mix of fun and luxury! Upon entering the front door of the home, you will be welcomed with bright paint colors, cool art, and ALL custom furniture. The first floor hosts 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Both bedrooms are decorated in bright blues and greens and have private access to the patio. The Jack and Jill bathroom that separates the two bedrooms has a single vanity and tub/shower combo. The spacious main living area is on the second floor. Located between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.
$1.1MM to $1.5MM
$1,150,000 10140 E. Hwy 30A, Unit C -102, Inlet Beach, FL
This stunning Gulf front condo in The Villas of Sunset comes fully furnished & turn-key ready!! KITCHEN APPLIANCES UPDATED TO STAINLESS. This gated-community is situated between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, making it a prime location on 30A! This is the perfect location being the end western condo for enjoying beautiful Sunsets. Ideal ground floor with no steps or elevator needed. The gulf views are amazing BOTH inside this 1,700+ square foot property as well as your private patio with green space. GULF FRONT heated pool for Owners and guests of Owners. This signature floor plan lives like a home with spacious rooms. $75,000 Real Rental History for 2015. 2016 Year to Date is $76,000 with final projection over $80,000 in true rental income for 2016.
$1,499,000 37 South Compass Point Way in Watersound
This beautiful Gulf Front condo is located in Compass Point within the gated community of Watersound Beach. Once you walk in you are greeted with an amazing 33×33 open great room with outstanding Gulf Views and overlooking a beautiful infinity edge pool with views of the expansive dunes and lake. The great room has an open feel, with an open living room, dining room, and kitchen area which showcases the multitude of windows and natural light. Special features of this residence are wood floors throughout main living areas, carpet in bedrooms, custom cabinetry, Viking appliances and wainscot paneling. A private wrap-around covered balcony allows plenty of room for sitting and relaxing. It has been immaculately maintained and is sold mostly furnished.
$1.5MM to $2MM
$1,549,900 15 Pompano Street, Inlet Beach, FL
GREAT INVESTMENT & Turn-Key ready for you!! 4 Bedroom plus bunk room/game room right off of one of the best beach accesses on 30A! 15 Pompano is nestled in the Park Place subdivision at Inlet Beach. New construction with real Pinewood floors, shiplap walls, marble countertops, and stainless appliances. Downstairs is complete with a Master ensuite, kids den/bunkroom connected to additional bedroom with jack & jill bath as well as large storage room. 2nd floor complete with grand living space and gulf views! Open the double exterior doors to outdoor balconies and let those views take your breath away! The 3rd floor boasts master bedroom, nook, and additional bedroom with private balcony. 1 min walk to the beach – you just can’t beat this price and location!
$2MM and above
$2,995,000 48 Paradise By the Sea Blvd. Rosemary Beach
Paradise by the Sea designer home. $224k Rental Projection. Fully Furnished 5BR & 7BA, turn key, and move in ready. 4 large ensuite bedrooms + bunk room with private bath. Oversized 3-car attached garage with ample storage. Deeded beach access. 1/4 acre lot with new privacy wall surrounding the heated pool, spa, and courtyard. Over 7,000 square feet under roof with amazing gulf views from the 2nd and 3rd floor enormous balconies. Slider door opens living area to the poolside oasis & summer kitchen. Smart technology through out. Every bedroom and bunk room has a private bath room. Ample storage space in attic and 3-car garage. Every aspect of this home is custom designed to be a One of Kind. 6 passenger golf cart and Young Chang baby grand piano included.
$3,350,000 156 W Kingston Road in Rosemary Beach
Rare & gorgeous home on one of the largest corner lots in Rosemary with Plenty of parking – unique in Rosemary! One of the LARGEST heated private pools with WATERFALL in Rosemary. The grand courtyard, outdoor kitchen/gas fireplace, pool and lounge area are surrounded by the home itself – forming a private oasis. Balconies overlook the courtyard and provide the ultimate upscale living experience Rosemary has to offer! Inside you will find a large open-concept living area complete with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and Brazilian Hardwood. Main living area is approx 51X18′ – the Massive size of this home and layout makes it perfect for entertaining. Large kitchen with subzero fridge, decor 6 burner gas stove and high cabinets make for a chef’s delight!
$9,250,000 8858 Highway 30A near Seacrest
Construction complete in Spring 2017. This luxury gulf-front estate rises majestically atop the sugar white bluffs of scenic 30A. With hospitality in mind, this home is designed to dazzle — a perfect venue to share with an intimate gathering of friends, it also scales easily to host a larger group for a memorable family reunion or a spectacular sunset party. The 4-story home is an exclusive retreat featuring a custom pool with sun shelf and spa, a private beach walkover, and a penthouse with THE best turquoise water views on 30A. This upscale top-level suite features an open floorplan with full gourmet kitchen, wine bar, and 15’ high arched ceilings. The third floor has two expansive master suites, a secluded balcony porch, and a cozy sitting area and coffee bar.