About the property
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
Fair Winds will cool you as you sit on the screened porch just steps from the beach entrance. This classic beach cottage, previously named Sonshine Blessings, sits on a desirable corner lot, directly across from the Savannah Street beach pavilion and two short blocks from the shops and restaurants of Central Square.
Freshly painted in cool beach blues and greens, Fair Winds has plenty of room for six guests. On entering Fair Winds, you’re greeted with a corner dining space with a large table that will seat the whole family. The large open family room has a vaulted ceiling, cooled by ceiling fans. The turquoise-tiled cook’s kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to cook and serve full meals, and a breakfast bar offers additional seating. When you don’t feel like cooking, barbecue your family’s favorites on the charcoal grill in the front yard. After dinner, enjoy a movie on the flat-screen TV, or choose from a large selection of books and board games to entertain the whole family. Down a short hallway, you’ll find the king master bedroom with soothing beach themed quilt and artwork and a mounted flat screen TV. The attached master bath offers granite tile, a full shower/bath, and a large mirrored closet. The guest bedroom has a double bed and a large built-in closet. There is a second bath in the hall with custom tile work and a walk-in shower. A second-floor loft with two twin beds provides additional sleeping space, with a door to the room to allow some privacy. The loft also offers a private balcony with a sweeping view of the Gulf waters. Outside Fair Winds, you'll enjoy a wrap-around screened porch with a dining table for six, several chairs and a swing, and beautiful landscaping that offers both shade and privacy. A variety of beach chairs and toys provide everything you need for a day on the sparkling white sand, and an outdoor hot-and-cold shower enclosure allows you to wash off the beach sand at the end of the day. A one-bedroom guest cottage, Following Seas (rents separately VRBO 219335), provides additional space for two more guests for larger family gatherings.
**All Sandpiper managed properties now come with 2 complimentary bikes** Amenity passes are available for a fee of $27/day for 4 passes (additional passes are $5/day).**
*Please note this cottage only allows Saturday-Saturday rentals during our high season.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
April 2017 Stay
Terrific location - very convenient for our multigenerational family --the home is a bit dated but well maintained and the kitchen has all the needed appliances. Our only drawback was lack of closet space -- the owners have most of the closets closets filled with their personal items.
March 2017 Stay
We had a wonderful week at Fair Winds! We settled in quickly and realized we might not use our car all week. The beach is very close and so beautiful. We loved biking to the pool and walking to restaurants. The kitchen is well-equipped and the linens were plentiful. The noise from 30a didn't bother us - we felt like we were in the heart of it all on the screened porch. We hope to return to Seaside and Fair Winds!
Our vacation experience...
The first thing we noticed pulling up was that the location was perfect! It was the first house on the road off of 30A so it was right across the street from the beach and we could people watch from the screened in front porch! We loved that porch. My boys loved having the loft as their own "boys only" spot. They said it felt like a cool tree house. My husband and I loved having the bikes. We biked everywhere and didn't use our car once the whole time we stayed. We enjoyed having the grill for cookouts and the house was big enough to have our friends over to entertain. The house was stocked well in the kitchen, we appreciated that! Everything was very nice and comfortable. Thank you for allowing our family to stay in your wonderful beach house. We will definitely make this our spot every time we visit Seaside!
February 2017 Stay
Not a good experience. All of the beds and pillows were so uncomfortable. We tossed and turned all night no matter where we slept. Caused lots of unnecessary aches and pains for my husband and I. The floor was dirty, tacky and sandy from the moment we got there. The towels smelled like cigarette smoke. Sandpiper was notified about these things but no refund was issued nor was anything done to resolve or help it. Had trouble accessing internet as well. The only positive was location.
This review is very upsetting to us, as we communicated with you during your stay and responded to all of your concerns. You told us the day before you were leaving about the mattress (which is new, but a little firm), so we ran out to get a thick foam mattress topper for you. Unfortunately we couldn't get this to you before you left, but did respond within 24 hours. Your internet concerns were user error and maintenance responded immediately and showed you how to use it. As for the sand, this is the first we are hearing of this and we will certainly raise this concern with housekeeping. However, upon inspection we did not notice this. Again, we are terribly sorry for your experience, but we feel we responded quickly to all the complaints we were aware of.
May 2016 Stay
Location was amazing!!! Fairwinds was the perfect beach house for our family. We loved being on the corner of Savannah st and 30a. The beach pavilion was right across street! Quicker and easier than staying in beachfront condo and having to take elevators, etc! We never used beach buggy we brought even with a baby. We loved the screened in porch and swing. Loved the outdoor shower. Loved the soft colors of the house. The loft area and balcony were perfect for two children. The park was at the end of the street. Easy walk or bike ride. We love this house and location so much! We will stay here the next time we visit!
As soon as we walked in the door we were so impressed with the beachy, homey feeling. Cottage was very clean, and well furnished. It had everything we needed including beach towels. I really slept 4 very comfortably. Would have felt tight with 2 more people unless they were children. Location was perfect being right across the street from the beach access. You always had a nice breeze on the front porch and it was great for people watching. Not really a noise problem. The bikes might have been our favorite part of the trip. 2 included and we rented 2 more from Big fish. The first morning we were greeted with a dozen donuts and a quart of milk from Big Fish bike rentals. What a great surprise. Would go back to Seaside in a heart beat and would rent this cottage again.
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