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Mabel Haardt Cottage in the Heart of Seaside Florida!

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Last updated: 02/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Mable Haardt Cottage, former home of ROBERT DAVIS. When Seaside was first created by Robert Davis, there were only five original houses in all of Seaside. This cottage on 34 Tupelo Street was the home of Seaside founder Robert Davis and now is called THE MABEL HAARDT COTTAGE. Now, the city is fully developed, but back in the early 1980's the city of Seaside was but a fertile seed of Mr. Davis' unique and expansive imagination.

"The Yellow House is one of the first two Seaside Cottages. It served both as the initial residence of Robert and Daryl Davis and as a model home for prospective buyers.

The house is based on prototypes from northwest Florida of which the architect, Robert Davis, had sketches and photographs. The design highlights the pitch and form of the roof which is gabled in the center with a surrounding hip roof covering the porch. The porch faces south to capture the prevailing south-southeast breezes and contributes to the passive solar design of the house by shading it in the summer when the sun is high and allowing the window glass to collect heat in the winter when the sun is low.

The initial concept promoted a large interior living space wrapped by a porch, and over time the porch was filled in as small spaces were enclosed. As gas stoves gained popularity over wood stoves, the kitchen was moved inside, and the same was true of plumbing to accommodate a flush toilet and septic tank. A small bedroom was partitioned off, and the porch is still used to accommodate guests. When originally built, a return air grill at the top of the ceiling allowed for fans to carry the warm air from the central space to the periphery to heat the partitioned spaces."


When you stay in the Mabel Haardt cottage you will be experiencing some of Seaside, Florida's earliest history. This house, only a minute to the beach and a 5 minute walk into the center of town. This two bedroom, two bath cottage is all on one level except for the loft. There is a king bedroom and private bath (tub only) and a double bedroom with a hall bath with shower and side exit. There is also a loft, with a twin bed, overlooking the living room, dining, and kitchen areas. There is a screened, wrap around porch complete with porch swing and rockers.

Living Room: extra long couch and 2rockers, Flatscreen TV/DVD, ceiling fan
/dining table with seating for four
Breakfast bar seats four

Kitchen: (first floor) fully equipped kitchen, wood floors, two ceiling fans, gas Wolf Duel Fuel 6 burner range

Master Bedroom: king-size bed, ceiling fan, adjoins to large connecting bath with tub (no shower) and double vanity sink, bedroom and bath adjoining to back deck

Guest Bedroom: queen bed, wood floors, ceiling fan, hall bath with shower only (dual shower head), adjoins to the front of the wraparound porch, Flatscreen TV with cable

Loft: twin-size bed

Day Bed: twin-size built-in between kitchen areas
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet:

    Wifi Not guaranteed ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Brand new 108" linen sofa with ample seating...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 spots...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Pasquini Italian espresso machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    High end Thermador stainless steel ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen countertop dining with 4 stools Teak dining set with seating for 6 on porch...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Breville stainless steel...moreless

  • Oven:

    High end Wolf Range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Complete chefs kitchen ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    High end WOLF duel fuel 6 burner stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    automatic Breville stainless steel...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Brand new red chrome beach cruisers!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Available pay as you play through Seaside swim and tennis club ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,700 $5,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: My grandmother, Mabel Haardt, purchased this house for me in 1992, when I was only 3 years old. She maintained until her death in 2003. Now I manage it with my mother Anton Haardt. I live in Charleston, South Carolina and visit my cottage often with a hands-on personal interest.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

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  • Mabel Haardt Cottage

    Mabel Haardt Cottage

  • A perfect spot for newspaper and coffee in the mornings!

    A perfect spot for newspaper and coffee in the mornings!

  • A private outdoor teak dining experience with overhead lighted ceiling fan

    A private outdoor teak dining experience with overhead lighted ceiling fan

  • New linen sofa May of 2015

    New linen sofa May of 2015

  • Newly installed 2015 Wolf Duel Fuel 6 burner Range (convection oven/ gas top)

    Newly installed 2015 Wolf Duel Fuel 6 burner Range (convection oven/ gas top)

  • Day bed of main house

    Day bed of main house

  • Master Bedroom (king)

New bedding 2016

    Master Bedroom (king) New bedding 2016

  • Wide spaced double vanity with swivel mirrors

    Wide spaced double vanity with swivel mirrors

  • Side entrance

    Side entrance

  • The Tupelo beach Pavilion offers amazing views at at mere 50 paces away

    The Tupelo beach Pavilion offers amazing views at at mere 50 paces away

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • 4 brand new beach cruisers Included!

    4 brand new beach cruisers Included!

  • Candle lit porch dining area complete with teak seating for 6

    Candle lit porch dining area complete with teak seating for 6

  • Open floor plan centered around wood burning stove with a new 55" 4G smart TV

    Open floor plan centered around wood burning stove with a new 55" 4G smart TV

  • New kitchen remodel 2016 countertops, fixtures and appliances

    New kitchen remodel 2016 countertops, fixtures and appliances

  • view of kitchen  from back entrance

    view of kitchen from back entrance

  • 2nd [prep] kitchen off main

    2nd [prep] kitchen off main

  • Guest Bed room w/ cable TV

New Bedding 2016

    Guest Bed room w/ cable TV New Bedding 2016

  • 2016 Double vanity marble top with brand new fixtures!

    2016 Double vanity marble top with brand new fixtures!

  • back patio has grill, outdoor shower, and washing station.

    back patio has grill, outdoor shower, and washing station.

  • Sweethaardt guest house available at additional cost

    Sweethaardt guest house available at additional cost

VRBO #134388

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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