South Walton Beaches & BellaMar Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions
Planning a vacation — especially to South Walton beaches — should feel more exciting than overwhelming! We’d like to help ease any stress you may have with our answers to frequently asked questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STAYING AT BELLAMAR VACATION RENTALS?
Too many to count! We offer luxury short-term and monthly rentals located just steps to the soft white South Walton beaches and crystalline waters. After a memorable day on the shores, you’ll love returning to a fully equipped kitchen, spacious areas, and lavish bedrooms.
We provide a full-service experience for our guests including arranged concierge services, 24/7 emergency maintenance, and tailored communication preferences. With our philosophy in total transparency at BellaMar, you can feel rest assured that we have zero hidden fees.
IS IT SAFE TO BOOK DIRECTLY ONLINE?
We encourage it! No OTA fees, no problem when you book on our secure website! We follow a variety of security measures for every booking to ensure the safety of your private information. Your name, physical address, and email addresses are stored in a secure database. You’ll also receive an email with your booking information immediately after the transaction.
CAN I CHECK IN EARLY? CAN I CHECK OUT LATE?
Our check-in time is 4 p.m. (CST) and check-out time is 10 a.m. (CST). This allows housekeeping enough time to adequately prepare units between departures and arrivals. We want to ensure every guest arrives at a sparkling vacation rental. If you need to check-out late, special arrangements will need to be made and an extra fee may be charged.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
We understand that sometimes life has other plans for us. If you need to cancel or change your booking, we’ll refund the following amounts of your reservation deposit:
- 100% minus the admin fee and applicable credit card fees at least 61 days prior to your Check-In-Date.
- No refunds will be given for any cancellation or change for any reason within 60 days of your Check-In-Date.
- If you do need to cancel outside the 61 days, the admin fee plus applicable credit card fees will not be returned.
HOW ARE YOU CLEANING THE VACATION RENTALS TO ADDRESS COVID-19?
The safety of our guests, owners, and staff remains our highest priority. Our housekeepers follow an enhanced cleaning regimen, which includes disinfecting all touchpoints and airing out the vacation rentals.
In addition, professional cleaning technicians perform a fogging process designed to cover all areas that require decontamination. Fogging involves using a sanitizing mist that penetrates soft furnishings such as sofas, curtains, and carpets. Most importantly, this mist kills any airborne pathogens and viruses that could still be lingering even after thoroughly cleaned. This process ensures the entire space is clean, sanitized, and coronavirus free.
We also rotate all of our linens and towels and clean all linens/terry in a commercial space after every departure in preparation for the next arrival. If you have any questions about our cleaning procedures, feel free to contact us.
DO I NEED TO BRING LINENS, TOWELS, TOILET PAPER, ETC.?
We provide complimentary items in the vacation rentals for you to walk right in and feel right at home away from home!
The following items will be available for you upon your arrival:
- Spa-like toiletries
- Toilet paper
- Bath towels
- Paper towels
- Hand soap
- Dish soap
- Dishwasher tabs
- Trash bags
- Laundry detergent packet
- Coffee starter kit
While some of our rentals are equipped with pool and beach towels, please plan to bring your own. Guests are responsible for purchasing additional items during their stay.
HOW MANY STEPS TO THE SOUTH WALTON BEACHES FROM THE VACATION RENTALS?
You’re just a 1- to 15-minute walk to the South Walton beaches from our luxury vacation rentals! You can just drop off your car for free at your BellaMar rental then walk to the beach without the hassle of finding a parking spot on 30A. We also have BellaMar beach chairs available for your use, complimentary.
HOW CAN I GET AROUND SOUTH WALTON BEACHES?
All BellaMar vacation rentals have free parking spots for cars and golf carts. Golf carts offer a fun way to zip around neighborhoods and tote items (as long as they’re on paved roads with a speed limit under 35mph). Many prefer to enjoy the views even more on foot or by bike.
If you’d like to avoid playing musical parking spots on the beaches, we can arrange transportation services for you!
Closest public beach access points with parking on 30A:
Ed Walline RBA (bathrooms, ADA compatible)
4447 W. County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Bike Rentals: YOLO Board + Bike
Blue Mountain Beach:
2365 S. Co Hwy 83 (bathrooms)
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
RBA East (bathrooms):
118 W. Park Place Avenue
Panama City Beach
RBA Central (bathrooms/ADA compatible):
139 S. Orange Street
Rosemary Beach, FL
RBA West (bathrooms)
435 W. Park Place Avenue
Inlet Beach, FL
Bike rentals: Peddlers 30A
Van Ness Butler RBA (bathrooms/ADA compatible)
1931 E. Co Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Bike rentals: Seaside Transit Authority Bike Rentals
WHERE ARE THE CLOSEST COFFEE SHOPS, GROCERY STORES, AND RESTAURANTS ON 30A?
Great question! Our vacation rentals are located at various South Walton beaches. We’ve rounded up a list of the closest grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants in Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Gulf Place.
If you’re looking for a great food delivery service, check out 30A Grub 2 Go.
You can also walk into a home filled with groceries or into a restaurant with a seat ready for you courtesy of our concierge services!
Blue Mountain Beach:
- Grocery Stores: For the Health of It
- Restaurants: Red Fish Taco, Blue Mabel Smokehouse & Provisions
- Coffee Shops: Blue Mountain Beach Creamery (cold-brewed coffee)
- Grocery Stores: Grayton General Store
- Restaurants: The Red Bar, Crackings, Grayton Beer Brewpub, AJ’s Grayton Beach
- Coffee Shops: Bad Ass Coffee, Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
- Grocery Stores: CK Feed & Supply
- Restaurants: Shades Bar & Grill, Cuvee 30, Amici 30A, Pescado Seafood Grill
- Coffee Shops: Donut Hole, Amavida Coffee and Tea
Gulf Place (Santa Rosa Beach):
- Grocery Stores: Publix Super Market at South Walton
- Restaurants: Perfect Pig, Pizza by the Sea, Shunk Galley Oyster Bar, Vue on 30A
- Coffee Shops: Sunrise Coffee Co.
- Grocery Stores: Modica Market
- Restaurants: Great Southern Cafe, Bud & Alley’s, FOOW
- Coffee shops: Amavida Coffee Roasters
CAN I BRING MY PET WITH ME?
Select vacation rentals allow dogs with an additional non-refundable pet-friendly charge of $350. We also ask that you please note it on the reservation letter. Please feel free to call us at 850-262-8650 to help you select the best vacation rental for you and your pet.
DO YOU HAVE CRIBS, HIGH CHAIRS, AND PACK ‘N PLAYS AVAILABLE?
We’re happy to reach out to our recommended vendor to have these items available for you. Guests are also welcome to reach out to Rent Gear Here if preferred. If there’s anything else we can do for your little ones, please feel free to contact us.
SHOULD I PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We do encourage purchasing travel insurance which you can easily do at the time of booking with Arch RoamRight. You can’t prevent the unexpected from happening before or during your trip, but you can protect your trip investment if it does.
RoamRight’s travel insurance plans offer:
- Trip cancellation and interruption benefits
- Lost and delayed baggage benefits
- Coverage for pre-existing conditions, if purchased within 21 days of initial trip deposit
- Emergency accident and sickness medical coverage
- Medical and security evacuation coverage
- Mandatory evacuation ordered by local government authorities at your trip destination due to a Natural Disaster or a hurricane named after the effective date of your coverage
- 24/7/365 phone assistance
Get a quote to start your journey into safe traveling by visiting: https://partner.roamright.com/?agencycode=BellaMarVacationRentals