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The annual Seaside School Half Marathon and 5k is approaching! With thousands of runners coming to the area from over 31 states, the community support for this family-friendly even continues to grow. My Vacation Haven is excited to be a sponsor again for the 2019 race, of which 100% of the profits benefit the Seaside School, a tuition-free, local neighborhood school serving students who not only live along Hwy. 30-A, but also across Walton County. The Seaside School opened in 1996 to thirty-six students, two faculty members, and one administrator serving students in sixth through eighth grades. Today, the school has expanded to fifth through twelfth grades serving over 330 students and currently looking to add grades K-4.

With the race being presented by Vera Bradley, all finishers receive a Vera Bradley tote! The course is fast and mostly flat. The half marathon is USATF certified, and will start and finish in downtown Seaside. From Seaside, the racers will run West along scenic Highway 30A, past the beach towns of Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach, with the halfway point and turnaround at Gulf Place. Half marathoners receive custom finisher’s medallion, and both races give moisture-wicking race shirt, goody bag, lunch, and craft beer! Celebrate at the post-race party and enjoy live music! 

My Vacation Haven is offering 20% off any stay in a 30A rental from now through March 3rd with promo code RUNSEASIDE. Check out our available units below:  

Prominence on 30A- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 
Prominence has a large community pool with arching fountains, zero entry for the little ones, and lush palm trees for that tropical feel. Feel free to cook up a delicious meal at the large summer kitchen by the pool after you work up a sweat in the complimentary fitness center located poolside. Prominence is about a half mile away from the beach, meaning it's situated just outside the craziness, but yet still very close to the main attraction of your vacation. This location is perfect for those looking to relax but still enjoy their vacation to the fullest.  

With a king bed in the master, a queen bed in the secondary room, and a comfortable sleeper sofa, there is plenty of room to fit your whole group!    

Clair de Lune- 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms 
The moment you pull into the driveway of 27 Blue Dolphin Court, otherwise known as Clair de Lune, you’ll notice this vacation house towers well into the sky.  

This three story splendor, located in the 30A area, is prepared to leave you in awe. With chic designer furnishings contemporary design, and luxurious, beachy decorations, you’re sure to be in awe the moment you walk in. Cool, beachy hues draw you into the spacious living room where comfortable furniture focus around a flat screen television, and beach decorations comfortably fill the room.  

Mermaids and Magnolias- 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms  
Florida charm and the 30a Lifestyle are all at your doorstep!  Located in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom single family home is filled with character, charm and chill beach vibes you would expect from any 30A beach retreat.  From its Florida cottage charm and large porches, you know you’ll ease into beach life without any hesitation.  
Nestled between Blue Mountain Beach and Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach on 30A, offers a unique Gulf-side community with locally owned, one-of-a-kind retail stores and restaurants.  With the 30A bike path just minutes from your door your beach vacation just expanded into an unlimited opportunity for fun, food, shopping and sun!  The beach is only 3-minutes from your door!  Just hop on your bike and make your way the Gulfview Terrace St beach access complete with bathrooms and parking. Just 1 mile east of your front door is Gulf Place where restaurants live music and Gulf views abound.  Head east into Blue Mountain Beach over Draper Lake and enjoy a family owned creamery, bakery and more restaurant options.  More options for biking: you’re 4 miles from Grayton Beach, 4.5 miles from Watercolor and 4.75 miles from Seaside.  

The Bungalows at Seagrove 114- 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms  
 Discover a new way to vacation at this Old Florida style, single family home tucked away in the heart of Seagrove Beach.  Park your car and enjoy this bike friendly community.  The 17-mile dedicated bicycle path runs along Scenic Highway 30A and offers you and your family an easier way to travel. Enjoy numerous nearby locally owned and operated restaurants, retail stores and hobby shops 

Comfortable with 2-bedrooms, 2.5 baths, this home welcomes you and your guests with its quaint neighborhood charm, spacious porch and second floor balcony that overlook a natural lake.  Sip your first cup of the day and sit back and enjoy the views from your balcony or make that cup to go with a morning walk in the sugar white sands along the Gulf of Mexico. It’s only a 5 minute walk to the beach! While venturing out on your bikes from one of our bike rental partners, take the path to nearby, noteworthy Seaside, on to Watercolor or into Grayton Beach – all within about 3 miles. Continue your bike adventure and head east on 30A into Watersound Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach and Rosemary Beach where more shopping and local merchants await.   

Seagrove Highlands 2102- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 
 In this luxury vacation condo, sleek furnishings combined with a little shabby chic let you relax and enjoy the utmost in comfort all while feeling tres chic! The décor will welcome you on each return from the beach, pool or evening out. Beautiful view of Point Washington State Park's dense forest! 
Seagrove Highlands is a gated community nestled in the heart of Seagrove Beach, one of the area’s oldest beach towns. This 4-story condominium offers the charm of Northwest Florida design and the amenities of a luxury complex. Each of the condos include private, screened-in porches and access to the community lake, fishing pier, community swimming pool and walking trails. In this bike friendly area, guests can enjoy close proximity to numerous locally owned and operated restaurants, fish markets and retail shops all within steps of the Gulf and its sugar white sands. 

Leeward II #3 in Seagrove- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 
Seagrove is one of most beautiful and beloved beach communities to dot scenic highway 30A. Unlike many of the planned communities, it has the vibe of a real, all American quintessential beach town. The best way to experience Seagrove is by staying in a quaint, cheery, beachfront low-rise one-bedroom condo like Leeward II, suite 3.  

Located on the first floor, it is just steps from the sugar white sand beaches that have made South Walton famous. Take in beautiful sunrises and sunsets and barbecues on the convenient patio deck located directly on the Gulf.  

This fun-loving, colorful condo has all the comforts of home and then some. The cheery kitchen is fully equipped and serves up a delicious beach view. Enjoy it with in the dining room or along with your morning coffee at the breakfast bar. A flat screen TV, CD and DVD player are sure to keep you entertained. But for the best performance by Mother Nature herself, simply slide open a window, the balcony doors or step out onto the spacious deck to hear the lulling sounds of the sea.

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