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In Seaside Proper "Fantasia" is a 3 bedroom GULF VIEWS from personal tower!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Much like the Disney animated film, Fantasia cottage is both magical and serene. Enter this 3 bedroom/ 2 bath beach house off Tupelo circle through the large screened-in porch complete with fan and Adirondack chairs. As you proceed through the front door, you're greeted with the same openness that you found on the screened-in porch.

The spacious living and dining areas boast plenty of seating with built in blankets surrounding the outer windows. The charming kitchen is quaint and colorful with stainless steel appliances and all the cooking necessities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A full bath with walk-in shower completes the downstairs.

As you make your way up the hardwood stairs, you'll notice several architectural masterpieces; the first of which is the wooden slats in the floor that allow you see below. Additionally, the first guestroom has a peek-a-boo window that affords you as much or as little privacy as you want on the second floor. There you will also find a double bed and beautiful antique armoire.

The other two guestrooms are down the hallway. The first is home to a queen size bed, flat screen TV, and beautiful Seaside views, while the second exudes tranquility wrapped in a turquoise paint color with a trundle bed and built-in bookcases giving it somewhat of a library feel. A full bath on the second floor is shared by all.

Up another flight of stairs, you'll find yet another hidden gem of table for two in a cozy nook. Look out the windows as the town of Seaside bustles by. Continue to climb one more time up the ships ladder to enjoy the best seats in the tower puts others to shame with beautiful views of the Seaside rooftops and the emerald coast. It's well worth the climb and will quickly become you're favorite spot in this architectural masterpiece of a cottage!

Fantasia is centrally located in the town of Seaside and is steps to both the town square and the beach.

*Please note this cottage only allows Saturday-Saturday rentals during our high season.

**All Sandpiper managed properties now come with 2 complimentary bikes**! Amenity passes are available for a fee of $40.50/day for 4 passes (additional passes are $5/day).**


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Sandpiper Vacation Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fantasia is the essence of Seaside. We have used this house three times now and it seems that our family: grandparents, three children, three small grandchildren, have totally fallen in love with it. A walk through it as seen through our eyes will tell you why we think this. It is quintessential Seaside with it’s large, breezy, screened front porch. You can remove those sandy shoes and leave your towels, or have lunch, or sit and read, or make art with your little ones. It looks out on the gazebo on Tupelo street and one can watch a few people stroll and bike on this lovely street. It is super convenient with a four minute walk either to the beach or shops in the town center.

On the main level, there is a large gathering room with tall windows all around the room, bathing it in light. Bench seating with comfy padding runs along three walls and provides lots of room to curl up with books and games. There is comfortable seating for watching TV, as well. A large dining area accommodates all of us for meals, and the lovely renovated kitchen is open to this room. The kitchen is not large, but fine for cooking up beach meals with its great storage drawers for dishes and pull out drawers dishwasher. There is a newly renovated bath on this level with a walk through shower to an outdoor shower, which is the favorite way to bathe for all.

Up some wide steps to the second level will find three bedrooms, and a bath. One bedroom is larger with a queen bed, one has a double bed, and one has a trundle which is the favorite of the little guys. The most fun is to sleep in the drawer of the trundle.

Another level up finds a sitting room that is great for quiet reading or gazing over the trees.

The fourth level up is reached by ladder-like steps and the crowsnest is the prize! An enclosed space and an open deck look out over the rooftops of Seaside to the Gulf. From taking coffee up to watch the town wake up, to lunch at the table and chairs on the open deck, to evening wine and watching the sunset, this is the place to be.

We love this house and look forward to our upcoming time there.
Jul 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Walton County in Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis


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In Seaside Proper "Fantasia" is a 3 bedroom GULF VIEWS from personal tower!
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 32 reviews

July 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to visit Seaside & we loved it! We feel like Fantasia is now our 2nd summer home. The house was perfect for us (2 adults, 3 year old & teenager). We didn't get to utilize the top deck as much as we would have liked, only because it was so hot. It was however perfect for fireworks!!!!! The location could not have been any better. Having washer / dryer onsite is so nice, that outdoor shower was probably my favorite part of the entire vacation & now I want one at home, and the front porch so awesome to hang out & leave things to dry, etc.... very pleased with the house & already figuring out when we will return. Maybe not July's pretty hot! Not too bad for mom and dad but the toddler wore out quickly with the heat. Don't rethink this, BOOK IT if you have it saved!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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June 2017 Stay

  • 4 of 5

It was in a great location , bedroom were a little small. We made it work with 3 teenagers, everyone had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Sandpiper Vacation Rentals
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February 2017 Stay

  • 4 of 5

Fantasia was in a great location, easily accessible to the beach and other activities. Rooms are very small, but easily accommodated the 6 of us. Enjoyed morning coffee and afternoon beverages on the rooftop and the front porch. Great escape from Mardi Gras. The temp was in the mid 70's during the day, even with ac running it was very warm in the house. Summer months must be brutal. Back patio and 2nd floor patio furniture needs to be replaced, several of the chairs are dry rotted. Overall loved our stay and will be back in the off season.


  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Sandpiper Vacation Rentals
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August 2016 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location in Seaside Proper. Quiet street, very little traffic (even foot traffic) and the private outdoor shower/private parking were wonderful! Already booked again for next May.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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July 2016 Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation! Fantasia was a wonderful fit for our family. Enjoyed spending time on the porch, and we had easy beach access. Love Seaside and Sandpiper! Coming back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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July 2016 Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our Stay at Fantasia was perfect. The house was quaint and incredibly close to the beach and seaside proper. We truly enjoyed having coffee & cocktails on the tower deck. I think our only issue was the dishwasher. It seemed to randomly start & stop on its own. A few times after running it myself the water wouldn't drain out. Other than that, our stay was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. Maintenance has repaired this item. The dishwasher is working and draining properly now.
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