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'Chatham House',Luxury Home With Private Pool and Hot Tub in the Heart of Seasid

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Seaside - Chatham House

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Chatham House - 71 East Ruskin Street – Seaside, FL

Rome Prize-winning architect Walter Chatham built this special beach home. It has been featured on the cover of Architectural Record as “House of the Year,' and was awarded the prestigious “Award of Excellence” by the National AIA (American Institute of Architects). Also featured on the covers of Thirty-A Review, Florida Architecture, Houston magazine, and six major books on outdoor Florida architecture, the Chatham House is a landmark in Seaside, Florida.

The award-winning structure consists of two pavilions flanking either side of a central heated pool, with a central 40-foot tower. Utilizing movable panels and multiple doorways, the house can almost be entirely opened up. According to Chatham, “The house functions best with all doors open, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor living.”

Bedrooms and Bathrooms: The house features three queen bedrooms on the entry level. Each of these bedrooms has an LED TV with Apple TV, side chairs, bedside tables and lamps. One of the queens has a private bathroom with shower. The other two queen bedrooms each have their own private sink and toilet, but share a tub/shower and dressing area between them. On the second floor, a fourth room functions as an office/bedroom. It has a loft with two twins reached by a rolling library style ladder. This loft is not for children under the age of 6 or is also not suitable for the elderly or persons with mobility issues. Each of the loft beds has its own TV. The built-in desk and shelving offer an opportunity to study, work or read. Also in this room is a unique yacht style bathroom with overhead rain shower and pedestal sink. The home is filled with modern art and eclectic yet comfortable furniture.

Inside Common Areas: wireless internet, the small yet functional kitchen has a Viking gas range, Sub-Zero frig, dishwasher and microwave. The living area has a sofa with queen futon style fold-out bed, side chairs, lounger couch and 70” LED TV. The dining area has a large round table which seats six. Laundry room has front loading washer and dryer (located in one of the queen bedrooms).

Outside Common Areas: A dramatic glass bridge over a glass tiled Koi pool leads to the front of the home. A Bisazza glass tiled private heated pool sits in the center of the home. The pool has two loungers and three seat cushions for guest comfort. A front marble dining table seating eight flanks a Viking outdoor gas grill. The magnificent tower features a multi-person hot tub, LCD TV and breakfast table. The tower overlooks the gulf and the town of Seaside.

Amenities and Services:

- Concierge to Assist you Planning your Day.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Yulia
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at the Chatham House during Spring Break in March. It was a perfect location for our family in close proximity to the beach and the town center. It was great for a quiet stay and wonderful for entertaining as the entire house opens up to the pool and the front porch. It had the comforts and uniqueness of a luxury boutique hotel and the benefits of a home. We comfortably slept 8 people and the house allowed both close interaction and separation when desired. The architecture of the house was very unique generally and relative to the other houses in Seaside. At true show piece! Both the owners and the property managers, VR30A, were great to deal with. The house was spotless when we arrived and they were easy to deal with as we developed needs for assistance during the week. We would highly recommend Seaside and we would highly recommend Chatham House for anyone with a desire to entertain and relax with family and friends.
Mar 2016
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Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

'Chatham House',Luxury Home With Private Pool and Hot Tub in the Heart of Seasid
average rating of 4.111111 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful fun home, great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this lovely house. High end appliances, great televisions, sound system, comfortable beds, nice linens, and nice new washer and dryer. We loved having our own pool and hot tub. We grilled outside and had a wonderful dinner by the beautiful Koi pool. This house had everything that we needed. It is located close to the beach and the central square. The owners and property managers were excellent to work with. I would definitely recommend this house and I can't wait to go back next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Stay at Wonderfully Unique Seaside Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Chatham House during Spring Break in March. It was a perfect location for our family in close proximity to the beach and the town center. It was great for a quiet stay and wonderful for entertaining as the entire house opens up to the pool and the front porch. It had the comforts and uniqueness of a luxury boutique hotel and the benefits of a home. We comfortably slept 8 people and the house allowed both close interaction and separation when desired. The architecture of the house was very unique generally and relative to the other houses in Seaside. At true show piece! Both the owners and the property managers, VR30A, were great to deal with. The house was spotless when we arrived and they were easy to deal with as we developed needs for assistance during the week. We would highly recommend Seaside and we would highly recommend Chatham House for anyone with a desire to entertain and relax with family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, Texas
1

Chatham House

  • 1 of 5

This property was very falsely advertised. For the weekly rate paid, this house should have been very comfortable for the 6 adults, as advertised.The house was dark, dreary, hot and did not comfortably accommodate 6 adults. The bathrooms were nothing more than functional. It was advertised as having four bathrooms and in one set of toilets, the couples had to share a shower. In the bunk room, the shower was enclosed with a very small area that encapsulated the toilet, sink and shower all together. You had to remove the towels and toilet tissue from the area entirely in order to use the shower. I am sure it would have been more well-lit but the temperature was such that it did not warrant opening all of the doors to get any additional light. You can hardly see out of the house unless you have all of the huge doors opened. All windows are very high up and did nothing more than generate additional heat. The ice maker was broken when we arrived with promises that it would be repaired immediately and seven days later, not one thing had been done to fix it. There were cobwebs in every corner of the house. The pool and pond were not very clean and the hot tub had about an inch of sand in the bottom of it. None of the items that I see described on your website by other visitors currently apply to this home. I have stayed 10 other homes in Seaside and none were perfect, but none had as many issues as this property from the moment we stepped into the property. I would not come back and I would not ever recommend it to a friend. Seaside is a great place and we have been spending one week of every summer for the last 10 years, I have never been so disappointed in a property given it was nothing as described on your website, in our opinion. I am sure this review will never make it to place where anyone will see it but thought the owners would like to know that it was not being managed very well given the weekly price of the property. Things should have been superb and they were not even average. The property does have a good location with regard to access to the beach and the other activities of Seaside. I can see that this home might be enjoyable for one couple or possibly two but was not suitable for 6 adults in any way.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your review. It was helpful and allowed us to address issues with our management company (we changed companies). The Chatham house has divided people into two camps: for some, the architecture of the home is very exotic and many architects and fans of outdoor architecture the world over treasure and worship it. The artistic language of the home and it's transformative nature of the major walls means that the home is very unconventional. This uniqueness landed it on the cover of Architectural Record and Chatham won the Rome prize for it. Others have find the strictures controversial, and because of this the house has been one offs most famous, and the most infamous in Seaside. We acknowledge that the exotic design and open nature and strict architectural language means that the home has space limitations. For some they are more comfortable with a home that is familiar. As you alluded to, the house works best when the walls of the home can be opened and it is a shame the weather on your trip did not allow you to have the chance to enjoy the home in this way. We took the time to photograph each and every room and create a video. The home appears just as it does in those photos and video. There are three distinct rooms with queen size beds for three couples. You are correct that the architecture means that two of the rooms have separate bathrooms but share a shower. The bunk room has a tiny shower and is described and photographed as such. The bunk room is small and more suited for children. The shower is modeled on a shower on a luxury yacht. We will clarify that our home is not best suited for maximum density (unless they are close). As for the cleanliness, there is simply no excuse.We fired our management company after we verified the validity of your complaints. We also checked with other cottage owners in seaside who were having similar problems in 2015. The previous guests used the home the week before in the 'open configuration' and this allows dust and sand to enter the house quickly. Our new management company is now well trained on how to clean an open architecture home between guests. The cleaning company was not cleaving the high ceilings because they didn't have brushes long enough. New company is also now well aware of how to timely coordinate the special contractors in charge the koi pool, the tower spa and pool. We thank you for the time you took to help us improve and clarify the uniqueness of the home.
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Atlanta, Georgia
3

Unique

  • 3 of 5

We spend 4th of July week at the Chatham House. Location is absolutely perfect. So close to town center and the beach access point is fabulous and not overly crowded! The kitchen is a very small galley with absolutely no storage and is not conducive to cooking. The home itself offers amazing style but makes it very hard to get comfortable. There is little storage so the house is hard to keep from looking cluttered. The technology is fun but the temperature in two bedrooms was so very hot. The house has no shades so we were woken up at 6:15 every morning by the sun coming from a high window. The hot tub and third floor was great! The den furniture has holes and is quite frankly more for a college dorm than a $10K a week beach rental. Our biggest complaint is the house is clean on the surface but it is so dusty one member of our party sneezed the entire week. The coy pond is great and the pool although small was used a great deal.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location

  • 3 of 5

Location is awesome. House is unique. House is more for entertaining than for comfort. Kitchen is small and has no storage for food which makes it tough! Lack of storage throughout hose always made house feel cluttered and messy. House is in need of major cleaning. Lots of cobwebs and the dust level is high. Couch is old and has holes in it. Washing machine in bedroom caused that room to be hot all the time. Upstairs hot tub was great!!!! We had a great vacation but this rental was not at all what you would expect for a 10k a week rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston,TX
5

Exquisite home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week in this exquisite beach home; we loved it! Artistic and modern in design; equipped with many extra amenities and features. We would highly recommend it to anyone seeking the very best in accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Seaside
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Seaside, South Walton

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter December 2016
27 Nov 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£3,285
for 4 nights
From
£713
£4,888
 
 
Winter Holidays 2016
26 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£6,224
for 7 nights
£6,224
 
 
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,285
for 4 nights
From
£713
£4,888
 
 
Spring Break 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£7,559
for 7 nights
£7,559
 
 
Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£3,998
for 4 nights
From
£891
£6,224
 
 
Summer 2017 - First Half
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£7,559
for 7 nights
£7,559
 
 
July 4th Week 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£9,787
for 7 nights
£9,787
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £318 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £79
Tax Rate 12.0%

Must be 25 years of age or older to rent and be staying at the home for the entire stay.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% is due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due 45 days before arrival.

Rates do not include fees and taxes.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seaside in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 2 Bunk Bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin Beds (2) in Loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hotel guest toiletries/amenities (shampoo,conditioner,shower gel,body lotion,soap) Additions:6 bikes, beach service 'Cabana Man' (beach umbrella and two chairs)

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