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Seaside Cottage of Music and Art

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


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

Christy Harris
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 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.


Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Seaside Cottage of Music and Art
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews

Seaside dream cottage

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house and location in Seaside. This house has tons of charm and character.

Very nice furnishings and bedding linens so luxurious. The kitchen was well stocked. the house is so refreshingly colorful and bright. The grandkids loved the porch hammock. We would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Supplying hairdryers is a GREAT idea ... why did I know think of it?! I am sending one for each bathroom to the maid now to stock.
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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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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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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We have just replaced all mattresses for a firmer sleep! I pride myself in having comfortable beds, so I hope this change will be even better for our guests. I welcome comments because I am into continuous improvement and love my repeat guests!
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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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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
ECP, but VPS is 39 mi
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bud n Alleys
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Seaside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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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