Seaside Original, in-Town 6-Bedroom
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Seaside house description
Seaside, the only town named on both Frommer’s list of Top 12 Destinations of the World for 2010 and Travel+Leisure Magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Trips.
Share a truly memorable experience in this character filled and yet highly practical Seaside home, which boasts flexible accommodations for as few as two to as many as sixteen people by adding and subtracting bedrooms (and pricing). Natchez House combines high-brow Charleston style with informal gulf coast vernacular to create a rejuvenating and yet relaxing escape from the daily grind. Whether a family on vacation, a couple on a private getaway, a group on a gig (Arrowsmith stayed here) or a company or group on conference retreat, Natchez is the perfect destination. Directly across from the Westside Pool Natchez has a large outdoor table (seats 18), which begs families or groups to have long lingering dinners or stimulating conference discussions in the fresh air. This cottage, furnished head to toe with antiques, has a living room with flat screen TV, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, hall bath and queen bedroom with private bath on the first floor. The second floor has a bedroom with a queen bed and private bath, a bedroom with three twin beds and a bedroom with a set of bunk beds that share a full bath. The furnished open porches are shared with the rest of the complex (see below) and provide great places to rest, catch up, cocktails, meet casual passersby, and take in the sunset.
Connected by full length double decker porches are additional bedrooms and living space, Oak Creek Annie, which is surmounted by the 3rd-story 'cat-bird' bedroom, High Rustler. Bedrooms can be added or deleted for flexible renting and pricing to accommodate everyone from a single person or couple, to a large group, wedding party, company retreat, or extended family get together. The furnished open porches can be shared by the whole complex or used privately by each bedroom guest.
The rich decor of Oakcreek Annie's speaks of rustic times and folklore. The first floor has a queen bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi tub. The second floor is where you'll find the living area with flat screen TV, kitchenette, a double bed loft with star gazing skylight, and a full bath.
High Rustler, a third floor walk-up, is a unique Seaside experience with a small but cozy one bedroom and bath. There's a fireplace, flat screen TV and efficiency amenities which include a coffee maker nestled in a corner. This cottage offers a queen bed and the bath is shower only. What it lacks in elbow room, it more than makes up for in an unobstructed view of the Gulf! The crash of waves on the beach drowns out downtown gaiety while lulling one to sound and relaxing sleep - bathing one in a truly refreshing and intimate experience.
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
Location & View
- Water View
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Concerts and Performing Arts, Voted Best Beach in US, Biking, Yoga, Pilates, Fitness, Spa, Art Galleries, Shopping, Best Bookstore on Coast, Chapel, Espresso Bars, Ice Cream/Yogurt/Juice, Sushi, Wine Bars, Premier Dining, Croquet, Heated Pool, Margarita, Mojito, Sangria, Martini, Water Parks, Golf, Miniature Golf, Museums...moreless
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I could go on and on...Guest comment entered by owner
I could go on and on...
Robert and Carol, Just a quick note to tell you thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful Seaside home. We had a GREAT time. There was never a dull moment with 16 people!!!! We rented bikes and a golf cart and almost never used the cars again!! Even drove the golf cart to Publix!!!!!! The weather was wonderful -- hot and very humid, but not unlike Indiana this time of year. We had a wonderful scavenger hunt one morning ending up at a pizza restaurant on the beach side of 30A. There were three teams and we were all over town. One of our daughters-in-law and two granddaughters made up the hunt. So much fun. The wonderful table outside with the two grills was great. Sure that table could tell some good stories!!!!! We all made an enormous sand castle on the beach late one afternoon. Many pictures were taken of it by us and many others, too. I could go on and on, but trust you get the picture. We all had a fabulous time. Thank you so much.
- Guest Jackie
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Amazing house and location!
Amazing house and location!
I organized a girls getaway weekend in May for 12 of my closest girlfriends . . we had an absolute ball at this house. It is an easy walk into town - every bedroom has a bathroom and no details were overlooked. One of the best features of the house is the courtyard - where on Saturday night we sat outside and had a private chef cook dinner for us. There are a lot of great places to get together (living room, front porch, courtyard) but easy to get away and read a book in your room if you wanted some privacy. It was such a fun weekend and such a great house we are going to turn it into an annual event! The owners were fantastic to deal with as well! Thanks for a memorable weekend!
- Guest Tricia (Alexandria, VA)
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Thanksgiving VacationGuest comment entered by owner
Just wanted to thank you for the use of your wonderful home(s). It was a great place to have a family Thanksgiving. The house is just fabulous and there really isn’t anything quite like it. I love all the detail that’s been put into it. Wish we had a community like this in Jacksonville. My son so loved this house(s) that he already has people wanting your email address and I'm sure that my daughter in Birmingham will be doing the same with her friends. For us, it was just a great place for a family to be together. I have a zillion pictrures, and am sure no one would be interested in a picture of the detail that went into the eaves of the house, much less the different sizes of the columns, etc., etc. Thank you again for sharing your vacation home. We all had a great time and for me, a world of great memories with my family. We rate this one at the top!!!
- Guest Judy
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
Pricing: 6-Bedroom per night for High, Mid & Low Season, Spring Break Mar 1-Apr 20 High $950/night (May 14-Aug 13 & Holidays) + $320 Cleanng. Spring Brk $1050/night Mid $600/night (Aug 14-Nov 14 and Feb 26-May 13) + $320 Cleaning Low $500/night (Nov 14-Feb 25) + $320 Cleaning Plus Lodging Tax (12%) and Seaside Arts & Entertainment (1%) Low Season Only: Free Cleaning ($320 value) for Stays 5 days & OVER. Low Season Only: Free Seaside Swim & Tennis Club for Stays 7 Days & OVER See VRBO #429957 for 4-bedroom price, VRBO #317295 for 2-bedroom price.
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Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Robert Orr, FAIA, LEED® is a Seaside original. He is an award-winning architect, Smart Growth planner and one of the originators of New Urbanism, which aims to create walk able, mixed-use, and mixed-income neighborhoods. His collaboration with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk at Seaside, Florida in 1982 was honored by Time Magazine as '...the most astonishing design achievement of its era and one might hope the most influential.' Robert received his MArch from Yale and his BA from the University of Vermont. A practitioner, professor, lecturer, and writer, Robert lives with his wife and four children in New Haven, Connecticut.
Why the Owner Chose Seaside:
Seaside is the 'historic district' of all the subsequent new towns (Watercolor, Rosemary Beach, Water Sound, Alys Beach) on the Gulf Coast. After taking part in Seaside's 1982 creation, and then witnessing tremendous success after each new street, it was only natural to dive in and become an owner. Seaside never fails to surprise with the constant evolution of the town. It's always a fresh experience, no matter how many times I return.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We often come with other families, sharing our house all together. One such family announced it was the first time they ever felt they were on vacation with children. Seaside's so safe and child friendly that you feel comfortable giving them bikes to explore on their own. The stress of being a parent on vacation just melts away.
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Spacious Double Porches Catch Morning Sun & Breezy Evening Shade, Natchez House
Courtyard between Two Cottages with Black Cypress Table - Seats 18
Generous Porches add to Relaxation and Entertainment.
3rd Fl: High Rustler 2nd Fl & 1st Fl: Oak Creek Annie (Left), Natchez (Right)
Full Kitchen - Natchez House
Dining with Antique Charm - Natchez House
2nd Floor Bedroom - Natchez House
Bedroom with Three Twin Beds - Natchez House
2nd Fl Kitchen/Living Rm/Bath and Double Loft Bed above Ladder - Oak Creek Annie
Full Kitchen - Oak Creek Annie
Open Doors to Crashing Surf. High Rustler.
Wedding Reception at Natchez Courtyard - Share the Fun
Tower With Uninterrupted Gulf View - Oak Creek Annie & High Rustler
Grayton Street Privacy - Natchez House
Walkable Streets, 3-minute walk to beach
Great Room Open Plan with Pickled Yellow Pine Walls & Ceiling - Natchez House
Cozy Bedroom Charm - Natchez House
Character Filled Bedroom and Porch - Natchez House
2nd Fl Built-in Bunks with Secret Storage for Kids - Natchez House
1st Fl Bedroom - Oak Creek Annie
Double Bed Sleeping Loft Reached by Ladder - Oak Creek Annie
Tower Bedroom and Bath - High Rustler
Great Family Fun on Seaside Beaches, 3-minute walk from House
Shopping and Restaurants, 5-minute Walk from House
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