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The Heart Of Seaside

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom studio apartment close to the beach.

Sweethaardt is perfect for sweethearts. This cozy retreat is neatly tucked away behind its main house, Mabel Haardt Cottage. It is located on Tupelo st, Seaside's first street. It is located in the back of the MabelHaardt Cottage, formerly the founder of Seaside's own home. This one bedroom cottage provides lots of privacy snuggled in a cozy abundance of trees. It is a very quiet location perfect for one person or a couple. The 2nd floor bedroom has a double bed. The downstairs provides a galley kitchen and a charming cozy living/dining area with a love seat sofa and a full bath. The cottage has a front deck with two teak rockers to enjoy as well.

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is located in the more family oriented side of Seaside, where its a bit quieter. The cottage is only about a 4 minute walk from town, and a 50 foot walk to the beach ( only 3 houses off 30A). It sits on the edge of Rosewalk, a central garden court constructed to preserve the characteristics of Florida vegetation, designed by architect/urbanists Robert Orr and Melanie Taylor.


Seaside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 0 - toilet , shower
  • Sink, toilet, and shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


3.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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The Heart Of Seaside
average rating of 3.6111112 based on 18 reviews

cute treehouse in need of a little TLC

  • 1 of 5

My husband and i originally planned to bring our lab but there would not have been enough room. Just know it's manageable for 2 people, or 1 and dog. Positives - bed is comfy and kitchen works well. Nice washer and dryer and nice outdoor patio. And the TV and internet worked fine. Negatives - makeshift drapery fell off when we sat on the chaise, chaise is only real place to sit, one of the lights over the bathroom sink was out when we arrived and no replacement made it. There was 1/2 roll of TP and paper towel upon arrival. A spare roll of each would have been nice! Other suggestions for owner - a floor lamp next to chaise instead of just overhead light from fans, just put blinds on the window next to the door!, get a coffee pot with an automatic shut-off, and it's due for a patch and paint job. Future renters, this property is in a great location. If you don't care about the things above, are a teenager, and/or don't plan to spend any time there, it will work!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was a perfect location for my dog and I!

  • 5 of 5

The house is tucked back in the trees. It almost felt like a tree house!! It was plenty room for my 10 month old lab and I. Although the WiFi wasn't working (true millennial here hahaaa) which led to no TV either. Service isn't good in the house either, but it was a TRUE escape from the tech world! Just what I needed without realizing it! The home owner went ahead and sent someone out to check out the router even after I insisted I was fine! Home owner is quick to respond. We were steps away from the private beach entrance and closer than what I expected to the town of Seaside!! I highly recommend for a solo or couple get away!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Location on the cottage was great! You get what you pay for here, and it met our needs for a vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a positive experience at all. Amenities listed were not provided.

  • 1 of 5

We contacted the owner of this property over a month prior to arrival regarding a question we had; we left him a voicemail and sent a message through the HomeAway app and we never received a response from either. Upon arrival, the Cable and Wifi did not work, so we messaged the owner. He stated he would try and get a third party there to fix the issue (no one ever came, and he never provided updates). The night of arrival, we attempted to ride the beach cruiser bikes- one was missing a pedal and the other had 2 flat tires. The owner stated he would rent 2 bikes for us, and again, we never received an update or 2 rental bikes. The third day we were there, the keypad battery went out and we were locked out of the house for over an hour. While we understood this wasn't the owner's fault, and he did call a locksmith to resolve the issue, we texted to let him know we hadn't had breakfast yet and he stated he would text us once the issue was resolved- again, we never heard a word from him. I have never given a bad review even at the worst of places, but would HIGHLY recommend not staying here. My husband and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary and wished we had booked a different place.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at SweetHaardt. It was perfect for our get away. SweetHaardt could use a little touch up painting on the inside and it would have been nice to have the TV/Cable working, but otherwise it was nice and quiet for what we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location in a perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

House is small but has everything needed to enjoy the best of Seaside. 3 minute stroll to downtown Seaside and two minute walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amavida Coffee and Tea - Seaside
Coffee Shop
Pickle's Snack Station
Hamburger Restaurant
Raw & Juicy
Juice Shop
Wild Bill's Beach Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Meltdown On 30A
Sandwich Shop
Shrimp Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Barefoot Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Taco Bar Seaside
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Bar Seaside
Pizza Restaurant
Surfing Deer
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seagrove Village Market
Seafood Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
723 Whiskey Bravo
American Restaurant
Fish Out of Water Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
The Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn
Sushi Restaurant
Pizza by the Sea at WaterColor Crossings
Pizza Restaurant
Cafe Thirty-A
American Restaurant
Angelina's Pizzeria & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Brozinni Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mi Casita Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Perfect Pig Gourmet Market
The Red Bar
Spanish Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Grayton Seafood Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
The Craft Bar
Bar & Grill
Grayton Beach State Park
Seaside Food Trucks
Fast Food Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
AJ's Grayton Beach
Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
Steamboat Grill
Bar & Grill
Grayton Corner Cafe
Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Twin Oaks Farmstand
Organic Restaurant
Chanticleer Eatery
American Restaurant
Black Bear Bread Co.
Pickle Factory
Pizza Restaurant
Roux 30A
Old Florida Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Eden Gardens State Park
Bruno’s Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Mile Marker Fifteen
Southern Restaurant (US)
Red's Chicken Shack
Chicken Restaurant
Marie's Bistro
Mediterranean Restaurant
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Redds Fueling Station
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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