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Seaside Cottage of Music and Art

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Idlewild South (formerly Row Jimmy) at 52 Pensacola St is an airy, spacious house owned by a musician / filmmaker.

A TRUE Seaside house. 5 houses from 30A and truly only a 90 second walk to the beach and very close to big pool.

Free Wi-Fi!!!

A fantastic, three bedroom, three bathroom house. Two bedrooms have queen-size beds and one has twin beds, making it comfortable for four adults and two children or six adults.

The main living room and dining room have a 20-foot vaulted ceiling.

The home is filled with the owner's original B&W photography, and original art inspired by the music of the Grateful Dead.

The home also features a huge outdoor wrap-around porch and an outside shower.

Inside the home has 2 TVs with DVD in the living room and the master bedroom.

The stereo has an iPod cable and has speakers throughout house and on porch.

No pets, please. There is a loft suited for a kid's playroom and lounge area. No young children please.

Parents: note we have some religious folk art on the outside of the home as well as some 60's art.

Our price includes beach access bands and 6 amenity passes for every day of your stay. Let us know in advance if you do NOT want these passes and we will discount your stay $250. We also offer 2 bikes.

Keywords: Cottage, Vacation rental, Seaside, Watercolor, Grateful Dead,

More Details

Owner
Christy Harris
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Christy Harris

Musician, filmmaker, artist, investor, surfer who appreciates the art of living.

Why Christy Harris chose Beaches of South Walton

As a place to raise my daughters during the summers of their childhood and teen years. Now they are young adults and we do not use the home as much. But hosted my oldest daughter's wedding in Seaside in May 2010. I was (and am) very particular when I researched beach properties. Seaside was the only choice. You can bike and walk everywhere and it has this elegantly shabby feel to it.

What makes this house unique

Great stereo system, casual but fine interiors, super comfortable, excellent beds, bathrooms, and cooking accessories. We try and stock the house as if it were your own, with coffee, spices, condiments, sharp knives, cooking accessories, etc.

Amenities

Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Front Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two masters on main with queens each. The most comfy you will find -- better than Four Seasons!, Twin or Single Beds (2) One room with twins and also a loft with twins that is best for lounging NOT sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Seaside Cottage of Music and Art
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Memphis
4

Overall very nice. Would suggest supplying a hair dryer. Also front bathroom check the tub dripping.

  • 4 of 5

Nice layout and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was exactly as described, Very comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our stay. The house was adorable, beds were incredibly comfortable and the location could not have been better. Christy was immediately responsive to our needs! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property perfect location!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Spring Break 2017

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house for a small family. The three bedrooms are all distanced from each other and the loft is a wonderful spot for teenagers to hangout. The kitchen is cook-friendly and has many things other rentals usually don't (dry mustard!, full-size grater!) so you can actually COOK beyond the usual spaghetti and salad. Proximity to the beach, pool and square cannot be beat and the house comes with two bikes, 6 beach chairs, numerous beach towels, and other essentials so that you don't have to haul them from home. The wifi comes in and out, but is easily fixed. The manager is quick to answer any question and assist if she can. The beds are a bit soft, but that is subjective. Overall great house.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was visit 10 to Seaside since '09. Each time, I research the heck out of our house options (yes, in a spreadsheet) and look for certain qualities - location relative to shops, restaurants, pool, etc., comfortable areas to relax, proximity of the kitchen to common areas (so I'm not stuck away from the action), price, wifi, TVs, pool/fitness passes, bedroom options, responsiveness of the owner/agency, reviews, etc. This house was right up there with our favorites.

We were two 50 somethings and four 20 somethings from the Northeast. There was plenty of room for everyone - sleeping, eating, hanging out, cooking, card playing, games playing. The kitchen had a direct line of sight to the table and the living room beyond that so I could still interact with people from there.

It was HOT while we were there and the AC was a welcome relief each time we came back to the house. I was concerned that it would be hot for the person in the loft but he said it was cool up there, too. The master bedroom had a supplementary free standing AC unit which could seem a bit loud, but it was also provided white noise and kept the room cool. Even in the high temps the hammock on the porch was a nice place to relax. Everyone agreed that the beds were VERY comfortable.

The proximity to the beach, pool, shops, restaurants, etc., worked well. It was easy for the kids to spend some time at the beach and then walk over to the pool to cool off. (The provided beach towels were convenient.) We walked over to the town center and restaurants many times to shop, eat, do happy hour, stroll through the farmer's market, etc.

We eat most of our meals in, so having a good kitchen - not necessarily fancy - is a must. This kitchen was very nice as well as functional. The pots and pans, serving dishes, utensils, tools, etc., were great. They were of good quality and quantity - sometimes equipment is so cheap that you're just burning everything or struggling to chop/cut/peel. Not fun. I really liked that there was a supply of seasonings there and plastic wrap, aluminum foil, etc.

We used the washer and dryer several times. The dryer was a little quirky, turning off unexpectedly sometimes, but it did its job. Dryer sheets and laundry detergent were there. We had an issue with the TV at first but the owner quickly responded to our questions. There are lots of switches in the living room/dining area and it wasn't easy to tell what went to what. Not a big deal.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Idlewild South (alias Cottage of Art and Music) was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful and the pictures displayed are true to what you will find when you open the front door. The decorating is light, bright and colorful. The main living area is open with high ceilings. The kitchen was well stocked and everything we needed worked perfectly. The bedrooms were cozy and comfortable.

Our favorite part of the house was the front porch. We would make coffee and relax on the porch every morning to begin our day. It was so nice watching and listening to the birds and wildlife foraging in the trees around us. Everyone that passed our cottage was friendly and greeted us with a smile. And the location--it was AMAZING! Idlewild South is only 5 houses from 30-A!!! We were at the beach in minutes!!! The only "minor" issue we had with the house was the intermittent WIFY which seems to be a common problem in the SEASIDE area. We also could never figure out the stereo system. But these were not major issues and Cathy could not have been any nicer or attentive working with me leading up to the booking and throughout our stay. We loved Idlewild South and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
ECP, but VPS is 39 mi
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bud n Alleys
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Seaside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 16 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
$3,700
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

We provide our guests with 6 pool and fitness facility passes for each day. We are required by Seaside to provide the entire stay. If you do NOT require amenity passes, let us know and we will not order them and give you a $300 discount!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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