Welcome to Big Thunder Properties

 

About Us......We've been offering beach vacation rentals since 1999 and currently have several properties that are located in the Seagrove & Seacrest Beach communities of the "Beaches of South Walton" on the Florida Panhandle. We're not a large, impersonal management company with dozens of properties. But instead, we have a few select properties that we personally operate in order to ensure that our high standards are maintained.  We choose The Beaches of South Walton because of our desire to be away from all the hustle and bustle, commercialization and overcrowded beaches that are typically found in the neighboring beach communities of Destin and Panama City.

Our units are not the standard “bare bones” rental units that most vacationers have become accustomed to. We've furnished our units for our own personal enjoyment, ensuring everything you may need has already been thought of. We offer exceptionally clean units with thick fluffy towels; soft, smooth sheets; free high speed wireless Internet, fully equipped kitchens with modern appliances and a full size washer/dryer in every unit

 

Although licensing is not necessary to operate rental property, we maintain a license with the Florida Department of Professional Regulations. With that license, we’re required to adhere to specific rules and higher standards than non-licensed properties. When you rent from someone that has a licensed property, it insures that the property has been inspected and certified by the state of Florida, so you can feel confident it has passed all safety and health requirements.  Fire extinguishers are present and work, the smoke alarms work (if it's in a condo building, the fire sprinkler system has been inspected and works), the water is palatable (important with beach properties because many are on private wells), all the necessary utility services are provided, there’s enough parking, the property carries the appropriate insurance coverage, there’s no pest infestation concern, and the cleanliness standards are being met. There are certainly many non-licensed properties that are very nice and well maintained. However we take the extra step and expense to maintain our license in order to insure the comfort and safety of our guests. In addition, we're registered with the Florida Department of Revenue and Walton County Tax Collector, so we're required to collect and pay the appropriate taxes (State of FL - 7.5%; Walton County - 4%).

 

We realize that we do not offer the lowest rates, but remember, "buyer beware, you get what you pay for".  When you compare our properties and rates to others in the area, be sure to also compare amenities. Keep in mind that although they both may be a chocolate bar, you'll normally pay more for Godiva than Hersheys.  You may find a wonderful place for a lower price, or you may end up with a poorly maintained dump or a "bare bones" properties with fewer amenities (unfortunately, this is more likely than not). Our goal is to offer the best and most comfortable place to stay with a competitive rate. You'll find that we pay attention to the details and our properties do not suffer from a lack of maintenance (an often overlooked necessity for any beach property). We take each unit “offline” twice each year to inventory and replace missing or worn out items, to perform a “deep cleaning” (carpets, upholstery, etc.)  and to verify everything meets our high standards. When you stay with us, you'll see that we do not “skimp” on the details and we do not misrepresent our properties.

 

We understand there are many choices available to you and we encourage you to make whatever choice you feel is best for you and your family. If you choose to become our guest, great! If not, we hope that whatever you choose, you have a safe, fun and memorable vacation. Our beaches are a wonderful treasure and some of your favorite memories will be made here.

We hope your stay with us will far exceed your expectations and will be the first in many return vacations to this beautiful and peaceful area. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the area or any of our properties.

 

PHONE: 770-552-1496

Toll Free: 866-356-8755

EMAIL: debi@BigThunderProperties.com