|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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 year-round, AND complimentary Seaside amenity passes (only when requested) during our high season March 11- Aug 11 2017!! Amenity passes are available for a fee of $40.50/day in the off-season for 4 passes (additional passes are $5/day).**
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.
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.
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!
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.
Fantasia was absolutely beautiful. The home was in the perfect location, just 3 streets from Seaside Square and a minute walk to the beach. Having access to the 3 pools was also very nice. It was a little further so we would drive from our house but still well worth it! The crows nest was a fabulous escape and you could see the beautiful ocean and town from atop the house. Overall, I highly recommend Fantasia to anyone looking for the perfect escape. It made for the most relaxing and beautiful spring break.
What a great house from which to experience the small town magic of Seaside. We've just gotten home and wish we could return to Fantasia. We took our three young children and their grandparents and it was more than we'd hoped for. The location was central to everything. We could stroll into the town center in five minutes to wander through the market and be pulled into Duckies toy store by the little ones. We could easily pack up and get the 6, 4, and 1 year old to the beach through the Tupelo pavilion with an easy five minute walk. The house was four floors of fun architecture and comfort. We entered through the large screened front porch which turned out to be a great place to lunch or to just relax. On the first floor was a large gathering space with tall windows surrounding the whole room and built in window seats beneath them with padding and pillows. Everyone sort of staked out their areas on this seating for reading and playing games. There was also comfy furniture on which to curl up and watch tv and a long dining table with plenty of seating and contemporary lighting. Under an arched opening, a gorgeous newly remodeled kitchen opened to this room. It was dazzling white with stainless appliances and wonderful storage including drawers for dishes and bowls. There was a nifty two drawer dishwasher as well. The kitchen had tall windows, lighted cabinets, and seafoam glass tile. On this same floor there was a newly remodeled bath with glass shower and white marble subway tile everywhere. Almost everyone, and especially the little kids, stepped on through the shower and opened the door to the outdoor shower to feel like they were "showering among the trees." Climbing the stairs to the second floor we found three bedrooms, all with comfortable mattresses. Up ladder-like stairs to the third floor we found an open room to sit and get away. Climbing the last steep stairs we found the best place of all! The kids called it the crow's nest and it was everyone's favorite place. We could gaze out over the rooftops of Seaside to the blue green sea. There was a covered area with windows and an outdoor area with table and chairs. We used the crow's nest for "lunch in the sky" for the little ones. They learned to find village landmarks like the white church steeple and watched gulls in the distance. Most evenings we raced up to catch the sunset and relax with a glass of wine. Fantasia is a remarkable house for getting the full flavor of Seaside.