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Recent Seaside reviews

  • Absolutely Heavenly!!!

    "Upon our arrival Diane and Steve, greeted us and gave us a short tour around the property and grounds… pointing out the community pools, workout facilities, and grocery store and beach access. The decor is beach cottage… which we all loved. Every room is thoughtfully decorated and beautiful. It looks exactly like the photos. We didn't eat in a lot… but, I have to say the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could ever need to prepare a feast. I was impressed with just how close the beach was. Just a few steps away. Not to mention, an ample supply of boogie boards, pales and shovels. We loved using the bikes provided and never bothered. "Everything" is within walking distance. My nine year old twins were split on just what part of the house they loved the best. One loved the porch swing and the other, the look out at the top of house. I now know it's called a widows peak. One of the many, many things we enjoyed was getting up early in the morning. And going upstairs to the widows peak, to look at the ocean and the morning skies. What a way to start your day. Most mornings we saw Dolphins. It was Absolutely Heavenly! At night my husband and I sat up there listening to the ocean and having a glass of wine and stars gazing. Thank you, Diane and Steve, so much for sharing your wonderful home with us. We enjoyed every moment. We were so sad to leave and are already planning our next trip back. J. Crow Dallas/TX"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • 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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  • Great time!

    "Our family had a fantastic time! The owner was very helpful and the house was in immaculate shape. The kids loved the food, outdoor music and especially the unique shops in Seaside. A very short walk to the beach but the location was perfect and felt like we were part of a community rather than at a tourist spot. The pool was great and was serviced twice while we were there. Highly recommended destination for those who want a vacation experience like no other. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Keith Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014
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  • Steps Away from Seaside Town Square and the Beach

    "Going Coastal is located just a block away from the center of Seaside and a delightful walk to all of the amenities. We were delighted to find fresh doughnuts and milk on the counter when we arrived. We were disappointed to find there was no swing on the screen porch. One of our two parking spaces was used for two days by some lady who described herself as "the realtor." With 3 families and cars, we needed all dedicated parking spots. I finally left a note on her car and she removed it for the last day of our stay. There were 7 members in our party and only seating at the dining table for 6 and there were not enough glasses/stemware or flatware to set the table for a meal-- missing many pieces. The towels and sheets were luxurious, but some of the blankets found in the closets and chests were soiled. The dryer was not properly vented to the outside and was therefore a heater/humidifier for the entire house when in use. The outside deck desperately needed to be pressure washed as it was covered with mildew. We loved our visit despite the "tired" parts of this beach cottage. We would love to return when these concerns are addressed."
    Guest: Vilda B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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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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