Kid-Friendly Vacation Rental Homes Along Florida’s Scenic 30A   - 30A


Kid-Friendly Vacation Rental Homes Along Florida’s Scenic 30A  

By: Jessica Roberts | Posted Mar 2, 2022

Making memories as a family is what vacationing along 30A is all about. Finding the perfect, kid-friendly home away from home is essential to get your getaway off to the right start. You need plenty of space, close proximity to the beach (and the pool when possible), location, location, location, and a game room doesn’t hurt either!

Here are our recommendations for some of the best kid-friendly rental homes along 30A.

1. WaterColor Inn & Resort

Watercolor Inn and Resort

The WaterColor Inn & Resort is one of the most highly awarded lodging options along the entire Panhandle. The warm, family-friendly destination hosts 60 beachfront guest rooms and suites plus an additional seven family suites coming in Spring 2022.

Beyond the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, guests can indulge in amenities like the Beach Club and Camp WaterColor. The Beach Club is the ultimate amenity for guests staying at WaterColor Inn boasting three pools all with unobstructed views of the Gulf.

Camp WaterColor is an ideal recreational amenity for families and features two pools with slides, as well as a lazy river with a lifeguard on duty, and a playground and basketball court.

Enjoy food and beverage options at both locations – no need to pack a cooler. Bike, kayak, canoe rentals, and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available as well as beach bonfire services. Staying at the WaterColor Inn just gets better and better with each day and each new adventure!

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2. 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down

This Blue Mountain Beach home offers abundant amusements and boundless hospitality. It stands four stories tall and has two covered verandas along with an open rooftop deck. Guests not only enjoy the heated, private pool, but you are just steps away from the emerald waters of the Gulf.

3 Doors Down has five bedrooms spread across three levels with enough beds to sleep up to 16 fortunate beachgoers. It is the perfect place for a fun beach reunion among family members of all ages since it features four individual living areas.

The pool level also has a Game Room indoors with a ping pong table and dartboard perfect for hours of entertainment. One of the Guest Bedrooms is a Bunk Room with two triple twin bunks for a total of six twin-sized beds for the kids.

This fantastic location in Blue Mountain Beach is just a bike ride away from restaurants, friendly bars, Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, and a local bakery perfect for a quick outing with the whole family.

3. About Time

Designed with a large family in mind, this beautifully furnished and spacious three-story home sleeps 16. You will forever treasure your family’s vacation in this amazing Dune Allen Beach gulf front home, About Time. The stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico from the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, and all four bedrooms are simply unbelievable. The generous layout presents an enormous open living area which allows your family great together time, as well as provides plenty of rooms for relaxing on one’s own.

About Time is just steps away from coastal dune lake, Oyster Lake, and is a short stroll to kid-friendly restaurants like Pizza by the Sea and Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar and the community center of Gulf Place via the Scenic 30A bike and walking trail.

The owners of About Time have committed to donating a share of their rental proceeds to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. What could be more kid-friendly than supporting local children in need?

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4. Coconut Cottage

Coconut Cottage

Coconut Cottage is a beautiful house for your much-needed family vacation along 30A. With 4 beds and 3 baths, this wonderful home sleeps 12 and has a great layout for both adult privacy as well as places for kids to stay and play.

The spacious kitchen and living room are large enough to entertain but cozy enough to just enjoy a day at home. This is an ideal family getaway location with Grayton Beach State Park just a few minutes down the road and the perfect location for a day of fun in the sun!

The community pool, hot tub, and other amenities make you feel like you are at a resort. Don’t forget to check out the community grills and fire pit areas for a fun cookout night!

5. PB&J – 20 East Ruskin Street

PB&J Cottage

PB&J is located steps from the beautiful beaches of Seaside and Central Square – the main shopping and dining hub of the famous community on 30A.

Seaside is the perfect place to do nothing and relax or discover endless days of fun!

This home is perfect for a large family or friends looking for a fun-filled beach vacation! Spacious living areas and comfortable bedrooms featuring a bunk room with two sets of bunks and a daybed with a trundle ensure plenty of room for the kids – no matter their ages!

From getting in a morning workout at the fitness center, taking a professional tennis lesson, or relaxing by one of the three community pools, Seaside is a hub of activity for every age with a long list of included amenities.

Enjoy the stunning balcony views of the town and the Gulf. This unique, colorful community offers miles of pedestrian-friendly paths perfect for jogging and biking.

Still looking for your perfect home away from home? Continue your search on our 30A Beach Vacation Rentals page.


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Jessica Roberts is a Santa Rosa Beach writer and event producer. When not working or writing, you’ll find her out on the water or traveling somewhere new.