Plan Your Getaway With Rent 30A

January 11, 2017 by Audrey Johnson

What do you do when one weekend a month turns into two weekends a month that last Wednesday through Friday? You move to the beach and do nothing for a while. At least that’s what John Wellborn did before starting Rent 30A.

John spent every summer since he was seven at his family's beach house on Eastern Lake. By the time he was in his late twenties, he had grown tired of the Atlanta grind and decided to answer the call of the SoWal beach life. 

After recharging his batteries, John began helping others enjoy the beach as much as he does. Following the success of his beach gear rental company Live Well 30A, John set his sights a little further. Now his focus is on his latest project, Rent 30A, a local alternative to VRBO for South Walton vacation rentals.


Villa Le Blanc in Alys Beach, Alys Beach Vacation Rentals


Rent 30A launched in January and already represents over 1,000 properties along Scenic 30A from Inlet Beach to Dune Allen Beach. By combining the listings of the most reputable vacation rental companies in South Walton, Rent 30A has created a catalog complete with customer reviews to help you find the perfect place to stay. And there are no booking fees. Zero.

“It’s a place where you can have access to more properties and more choices,” says John. “It makes finding a rental home on 30A easier.” is so easy to use that it’s kind of a no brainer for booking your next vacay. There’s info on thirteen of the communities that dot the map along Scenic 30A, including what’s unique about each area, and where to eat, shop and play. Once you decide where you want to be, the powerful search tool allows you to scan for properties that are wheelchair accessible, pet friendly, or large enough to hide out during your next multi-generational family vacation.


Through Rent 30A you can check rates and availability, add to your list of favorites and compare, and read reviews. Simply select your preferences and Rent 30A connects you with a property manager to book your stay. Listing your rental property on is just as simple. Pricing ranges from $49-$299 per year.


Diamond Dunes in Inlet Beach, Dune Allen Realty Vacation Rentals


Rent 30A works alongside Live Well 30A to provide beach gear and concierge to South Walton travelers. The company is run by a group of interns that work and play at the beach during the summer. Most Live Well interns are customer’s kids that have firsthand knowledge of how the business works. Visit for bike rentals, golf cart rentals, beach bonfire setups, beach chairs, and more. Live Well 30A will even do your grocery shopping.

“You make one phone call and basically we won’t say no” added John.

Rent 30A is located in Santa Rosa Beach. To explore South Walton towns, search listings, and book your stay, visit For more information, please call (850) 534-0183. See photos and stay up to date on the latest happenings at Rent 30A on Facebook. Make the most of your vacation time at


Park View in Seaside, Homeowner's Collection


Audrey Johnson's picture

Upon realizing that life is too short not to follow her dreams, Audrey moved to the beach and became a writer. SoWal’s pristine beaches inspire her to explore further, look deeper, and do better.


Seeking rental that will accommodate a wheelchair for Veteran & wife. One week on the beach is our prescription each Spring. Do you have anything for us? Please email pictures with dates at your earliest convenience.
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