|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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 year-round, AND complimentary Seaside amenity passes during our high season Spring Break- Labor Day!! Amenity passes are available for a fee of $24/day in the off-season.**.
*Please note this cottage only allows Saturday-Saturday rentals during our high season.
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.
Fair winds was perfect because of its location close to the beach. Also it met our families needs perfectly. We have 2 children 12 and 10 so they each had their own room. Our son took the loft,which he loved, and our daughter took the guest bed. Our family loved the swing on the porch! We enjoyed many evenings out there.Close to the beach and convenient to town, Our daughter loved to walk to Frostbites. Also we loved the kitchen because it was well stocked.
Fair Winds was exactly as advertised. Absolutely perfect location with a very short walk to both beach and center of town. The cottage was perfect size for our family of 4. I look forward to spending more time at Fair Winds in the future. I will definitely recommend to all my friends.
My husband and I spent a week in Fair Winds cottage in October. It was delightful. The location was across the short street from the beach and a couple of blocks from town center. All the living area is on one level, which is perfect for us, along with a small loft and lookout balcony. The wrap around porch was fun for watching street activity. Mark and his staff were very pleasant and professional. We will be back!
We (family of 4 and 2 grandparents) stayed for a week at this very clean and well appointed house. We all had ample room as far as sleeping and relaxing areas. The house is very tastefully decorated and comfortable, we loved the bright colors and decor and the wonderful wrap-around porch. As far as location, we have stayed many times in Seaside and this was one of the best locations as far as beach walking/toting everything there. The only con about the location was that the master bedroom faced 30A and could get very noisy at night and early in the am with people walking by on the sidewalk. Since we are early risers this was not so much a problem in the am but did awaken us several times at night. The mattress in the master bedroom could use a replacement, it was clear just on site before we ever slept in it that the king mattress had 2 well formed dips on each side where most had slept. If you didn't sleep in those areas, you felt as if you were going uphill. The second downstairs bedroom mattress was a little hard according to my in-laws but I am sure that goes with whatever preference one has. Our children loved the upstairs bunk room and slept very well there. We were very pleased on arrival to note that the kitchen had an ice maker with the freezer and a separate free standing one. Since we are a beach family and spend most of our time there, this was a pleasant surprise to find since it would provide ice for the ice chest for the day-long beach trips. Unfortunately by Tues. (3 days after we arrived) the free standing ice maker stopped working. We had not used the freezer one since we had the other and upon trying to switch to that one, it did not work either. I called Sandpiper Rentals and they said someone would be out to fix it soon. A very nice gentlman (sorry I forgot his name) came and brought 2 large bags of ice and checked the ice-makers. There was nothing he could fix so he said a repairman would come the next day. He continued to bring us ice every day which we appreciated. I don't know why but no repairman ever came or was mentioned again but we had enough ice with what was brought daily. Being a one story house was great for my elderly inlaws. The many board games that we all enjoyed playing will make great memories. Seaside is such a special place, thanks for a memorable vacation and sharing your home with us. We would definitely reccommend this house with a fixed ice maker and better mattresses as improvements.
We had a great vacation with our 6, 3, and 1 y/o children. Sonshine Blessings offered plenty of space for us all to spread out and get great sleep. Upon arrival the house was very clean. It has such great access to the beach (which makes a huge difference with little kiddos) and just a few blocks from the Seaside town square. The home has a great beachy decor and was relatively kid safe. We only used our car twice, one time being a trip to the Publix that is 1 mile away. The house has a great ice maker, a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds/furniture, and beach toys, chairs, and umbrellas that were provided. We grilled out a few nights, so it is doable but not the greatest grill if you are going to be making massive amounts of food. You need to bring your own beach towels and will also need to plan on doing multiple loads of laundry if you want clean towels throughout the week. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that I really felt like we could have used a "mid week" housekeeping visit (towels, refresh amenities, garbage bags, etc). All in all, a great vacation. We would love to stay at Sonshine Blessings again.