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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Seaside reviews

  • Lovely Beach Cottage

    "Shell Station is our favorite vacation place! We have stayed here over several years and it never fails to please. The house itself lives much larger than its actual footprint. Floor plan is open with a lot of natural light. Open kitchen lets cook be in the family action. There are several nooks, porches, decks, etc., that are ideal for escaping to read, reflect, or just soak up the atmosphere. My favorite place is the upstairs screened in porch which feels like a private tree house or aerie. It is very pleasant to spend afternoons and evenings here watching the rest of the world go by. The home itself is neat and clean and furnishings are relaxed and comfortable. Location is ideal to experience all of Seaside without getting in your car. This cottage meets all needs for a truly restful getaway."
    Guest: Kathleen Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • Perfect Beach House!

    "The moment we stepped into this beautiful beach house, I knew we were going to enjoy our week in Seaside. The home is spacious and so very comfortable. I loved reading outside on all the various porches. This property did not feel like a rental....the decore was bright and beachy and furniture comfortable. The beach was just across the street...a 2 minute walk and the square was another 2 minute walk. I love trying different VRBO properties but I can't wait to return to this beach house. Fabulous week!!"
    Guest: Atlanta Teacher Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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  • Wonderful weather, great location, ZERO storage or bag space

    "We love Seaside and our weeks weather was amazing, which is lucky for mid-March!! This house is in perfect location to everything but it is super tiny! not one ounce of space to put groceries so we did not cook a meal at home which was a an unexpected expense. It was very hard to "live out of bag" for a week, clothing onto bed in am to find what to wear and back in bag in pm to go to bed! So be mindful when booking, gaining great location, but super small space. The rental company was wonderful and very helpful would book with them again with out a doubt! We did sit on porch in darling orange chairs! It was wonderful having both porches! Sat upstairs in am to have coffee it was fabulous!"
    Guest: Janna W. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Rested traveler

    "Meri Lee by the Sea is very well maintained, nicely decorated and furnished - especially for a beach house! Great location with views of ocean from living room and master bedroom. Owner very responsive to questions. We travel all over the world but my husband said was most relaxing vacation he has had in years. Would love to stay here again!"
    Guest: Busy mom of two young children Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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Seaside Travel Tips

On the Florida Panhandle between Panama City Beach and Destin is the master-planned community of Seaside. Robert S. Davis inherited the land that became Seaside from his grandfather with hopes of converting it into an old-fashioned beach town. Seaside was one of the first cities in America to use New Urbanism design, which promotes walkabilty between neighborhoods and offers several different types of housing.

Waves crash into the Gulf Coast and visitors can swim and play in the clear waters of this Northwest Florida beach destination. The main beach in Seaside is accessible under a tall gray structure that resembles a cross between a pyramid and lighthouse.

Seaside offers visitors with a sense of community and the family-friendly feel is everywhere. The city is home to one of the best beaches on Earth and gained popularity as the filming locadtion for "The Truman Show" starring Jim Carrey.

Seaside Attractions

It's prime location on the Gulf Coast makes Seaside a popular place for visitors. There are three swimming pools, six tennis courts, a world-class croquet lawn and nature walks. Water activities are an obvious must when staying in Seaside. You can have just as much fun as the kids with sand volleyball, sandcastle building, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and a number of other water adventures.

Kids will love a vacation to Seaside where they can learn how to surf and go kayaking, snorkeling, skimboarding, boogie boarding and paddle boarding at Kidz Beach and Surf and Skim Skool.

If you'll be visiting Seaside in March, sign up to be a participant in the Seaside Half Marathon and 5k Race. Runners from all over the country flock to Seaside for the race and each participant receives a medal upon completion. The half marathon will pass through the neighboring communities of Watercolor, Grayton, Blue Mountain Beach and Santa Rosa Beach. You'll run along coastal Highway A30 and take in beautiful views of the water as you progress through the course.

Seaside is very much about creating things and celebrating artists in the community. The whole family will love a trip to The Repertory Theater. It was founded in 2001 and welcomes more than 25,000 visitors every year. The Emerald Coast Theatre Company performs there and is the only professional company on the Emerald Coast. they perform everything from fun kids shows to plays for adults.

In November Seaside hosts the Seeing Red Wine Festival, a nationally-known event. There are testing tents and wine samples from around the world with the option of purchasing your favorites to take home with you. The festival is held on the streets of Seaside and is one of the community's favorites. Tickets for Seeing Red are $120 per person and get you all the wine, food and music you could ever want. Special chefs will also be there to offer demos and samples of some of the best hors d'oeuvres you can find at local restaurants. Other wine events in the Seaside area include Vine to Wine at Seascape Golf, Beach and Tennis Resort, Al Fresco Reserve Tasting in Ruskin Place, Taste of the Beach After Dark in Santa Rosa Beach and Taste of the Beach and Charity Auction in Destin.

Things to Do in Seaside

Shopping: Art galleries, clothing, accessory shops and specialty stores are all over Seaside. Galleries include Fired-Up Pottery Painting, The Justin Gaffrey Studio and Newbill Collection by the Sea. You're guaranteed to get the retail therapy you were looking for with a visit to local stores such as Deja-vu on the Beach, Jahaza Belle, Seaside Class and Seaside Kids. Specialty stores include The Art of Simple, Amore by the Sea and La Vie Est Belle.

30A Songwriters Festival: If you visit South Walton and the Seaside during the 30A Songwriters Festival, you can enjoy live music from a variety of genres providing entertainment. There are more than 200 performances during the course of the three-day event. This is the only festival of its kind in the area and draws in thousands of attendees every year.

Deer Lake State Park: This park has the same name as a coastal dune lake within the same boundaries. Coastal dune lakes can only be found in the U.S. along the Gulf Coast. There are rare plants such as lupine, spoonflower, pitcher plants and one of the largest populations of Curtiss' sand grass in the state. Visitors to Deer Lake State Park will find this dune ecosystem and animals including migratory birds and butterflies. The beach is easily accessible via boardwalk and has beautiful views. Activities at Deer Lake State Park include swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing and lounging on the beach.

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