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In Seaside's Artist Colony - STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Is A Modern Luxury Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

All that glitters is gold!

Ideally located in the heart of Seaside's Ruskin Place, STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN is the consummate new urban residence. Widely admired and internationally published, this three story residence is a child of the Bauhaus International Modern Movement. Cast in the 1996 movie, 'The Truman Show', the Rubeo Architects sign prop still dazzles the Park entrance at the ground level. The southeast facing pedestrian corner of STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN embraces magical Ruskin Place Artist Colony Park; the two create a perfect and complementary union. With terraces and a roof top garden overlooking the romantically quaint and serene park and gallery adorned promenade, the most astonishing gulf views and sunsets compliment this poetically classic modern sanctuary. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN is a dream fulfilled for the idealistic artistic soul or the seasoned voyager. You are just steps from the sugar sand beach, boutiques, galleries, the chapel, concerts, restaurants and farmers' markets.

The first floor, filled with bright playful energy and pure happiness, is comprised of a large lounge area and an intimate private bedroom that share a full bath and a convenience bar. The lounge area can easily be transformed to accommodate various functions and needs. There are two queen sized sleeper sofas, flat screen Smart TV, dining/game table, beverage center and ample storage making this area double as a third bedroom. Original mural artwork by Justin Lyons fills the entire north wall of the lounge. Both an east entrance off of the Park and a west entrance from private parking access the ground level arrangement. The colorfully modern private bedroom is outfitted with a double bed and another Smart TV.

The two story high glazing of the second level living area forms a retractable screen with subtle shifts in park panoramas. Or, if you desire to close the cascading sailcloth drapes, the space then becomes a thrilling private retreat. With STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN landmarked as the spiritual and physical pinnacle of Seaside, it is one of the sturdiest and most precisely constructed buildings on the Gulf Coast. Exclusive and new to the rental market, STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN is fully furnished with signature iconic modern pieces from Knoll, Herman Miller, Aida, Eames, Foscarini, Sakuya, Alivar, Breuer, and Saarinen. The dynamic, yet meditative second level living, kitchen, dining and powder bath spaces are introspectively seductive. Staircases link the second level on the southwest side to the Park and Gallery Promenade and down the west side to the Residence's private parking court.

The third level embraces the master bedroom (with king bed) and bath suite as the ultimate enclave of 1950's posh modern, pulling hue tones from our alluring Gulf waters. Breathtaking sunset views are a calming and seductive joy from the suite's western terrace.

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Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017


4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

In Seaside's Artist Colony - STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Is A Modern Luxury Retreat
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

One of a kind!

  • 5 of 5
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Chrissy was fantastic, super responsive and made our trip easy. Truly one of a kind place to stay, really awesome property and location. Only criticism might be that the bedroom shades are really cool, but translucent, so the bedroom is very bright in the early morning! Overall, five stars across the board.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location, Great Views!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us rented this house for a weekend while in Seaside for a wedding and it was perfect! The space is wonderful, the tall windows and high ceilings are luxurious. I stayed in the master bedroom which had a lovely porch and connected to the roof-top patio. The location was close to the town center and an easy walk to the beach. When you walk on the roof, you can see views of the beach and the surrounding neighborhoods and towns miles away. I highly recommend you rent this as your seaside getaway. Laura, the new property manager, is great and so easy to work with. She made this stay a breeze and even helped me out when I accidentally left my dress hanging in the upstairs closet (!!!). So, seriously, don't look anywhere else. It's fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at several properties throughout Seasode (6). This location is amazing. The rental is ultra chic and provided everything we needed for our stay. Quiet at night but in the heart of the town. Laura was absolutely the epitome of professionalism and made sure our stay was everything that we had hoped for. I am booking our next stay here. Couldn't have asked for a better week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful aesthetic but...

  • 2 of 5
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The home is unique and beautiful with a perfect location but,........I am someone that wants it COLD inside when it is blazing hot outside. I understand the home has huge Windows but the home is VERY hot inside even with the AC turned to 70. The 3rd floor was stifling hot 24/7. We all slept in the bottom common room because it was the only room that got cool. For the price of this house I expected better. I will not rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At that time we did not know there was an issue with the HVAC unit. Also we were unaware of any complaints, until after the guest checked out. We did correspond with this guest and offered the following: Hello We're glad to hear that your trip was enjoyable. Also, we appreciate the feedback and will be looking into the HVAC system. We would like to extend an offer of 1 free night if you should like to stay with us again (with a 3 night minimum stay, no date restrictions, cash redemption not applicable; however, we will agree to transfer the offer with prior arrangement from you). We go above and beyond to ensure our guest enjoy the stay and everything is in working order for them. Contact numbers and emails are always left with the guest for any problems or concerns that they may have. Thanks,
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Exceptional experience - This home was perfect!

  • 5 of 5
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Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying here! The condo is modern and decorated so well it's unbelievable! The rooftop patio is unlike any space we have ever seen - sunsets were so beautiful! The home is straight out of architectural digest. Heather was a great host - so responsive and friendly, we decided to extend our stay another day! You will not regret staying in this home on your next visit to seaside!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City (ECP) and Fort Walton (VPS)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club, Seacrest Area
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Great Southern Cafe
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Seaside is the perfect place to stroll around and take in the sights. Rent a bike and cruise the miles and miles of bike path up and down 30A. Stop for a bite to eat or drink at any of the numerous restaurants/bars located in and around Seaside Village. Vacation never seemed so easy!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Seaside, South Walton

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
6 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017-2018
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Tax Rate 12.5%

Fees will be increased if pets or evidence of pets are found. PayPal convenience fee 3% of total transaction.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Seaside in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2642 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Located on 2nd evel
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located on 3rd Level
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Located on ground level
    Lounge/Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Located on ground level
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 communal pools, fitness center, pentanque, croquet and tennis courts all onsite. Housekeeper included at departure. Midweek or daily cleans can be arranged for an additional fee.

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