|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The Bothy - 304 W. Ruskin Place, Seaside, FL
New owners Brian and Libby Boyle of St Andrews, Scotland have extensively remodeled The Bothy. Accents of their British heritage are evident throughout the home. This impressive 3 story plus roof deck townhome situated in Ruskin Square has 3 Master en-suite bedrooms with King beds, a bunk room, Queen Murphy bed and Queen sleeper sofa for a total of 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths and sleeping capacity for 12. The home overlooks the beautiful park area of Ruskin Square in central Seaside where boutique stores and art galleries surround the tranquil tree lined green space. Catch a concert, visit a gallery or shop in the antique stores – it’s all at your door, and only minutes walk from the sugar-sand beach and Gulf Front dining!
The Bothy is part of the Sunburst Luxury Collection, a high service and amenity segment that provides a 5 star luxury resort experience with all of the benefits...privacy, space and freedom...of a private home. The rates are inclusive (with exception of taxes) of a full mid-week clean (with weekly stays only) and the departure clean, 4 bikes, beach chair setups (2 chairs with umbrella) and beach towels. Our Guests will also enjoy a free "welcome" coffee at the Seaside Amavida Coffee. You will also have your own personal concierge who will meet you upon arrival and can assist you with advice on the area and activities that can be custom tailored to meet your needs and interests. Let us do your grocery shopping, make your restaurant reservations, set up your golf tee time, arrange a baby sitter or have fresh flowers waiting for you on arrival. Note: Fees apply to some services.
First Floor: This unit comprises the entire ground floor. It includes a King Master bedroom with LED TV and private shower bath with outside entrance. The bunk nook with 2 twins, each with its own TV and bi-fold louver door for privacy. The full kitchen, equipped with stainless appliances (fridge, dishwasher, glass top range, microwave, euro-style washer / dryer combo), stone countertops and breakfast bar is adjacent to the living area with Queen sleeper sofa, 46” LED TV, Blu-Ray player, music docking station and door opening onto the front patio. Hall bath has a tub / shower. Wireless internet. This floor sleeps up to six.
Second Floor: An internal privacy door or separate rear entrance takes you to the secluded terrace on the second floor with natural gas Weber grill and outdoor dining table. Double French Doors lead to the expansive main living area with 60” LED TV, Blu-Ray player, Apple TV, Sonos surround sound, wireless internet, wet bar with ice maker, hall bath with shower and utility closet with full sized washer / dryer. Double doors to newly renovated kitchen with marble counter tops (separate Northland fridge and freezer, Viking gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, warmer drawers, TV) leading to dining room with rustic reclaimed Elm-wood table seating 8, Queen Murphy bed, and French Doors to front terrace over looking beautiful Ruskin Park.
Third Floor: On reaching the third floor, double doors reveal the King Master suite with luxurious private bath (Kohler rain shower system and freestanding Tyrrell and Laing soaking tub for 2!). A door from the Master bedroom opens to a spacious private terrace with comfy chairs. Hall / library leads to a second bedroom with King bed (can be configured as a 2 twin beds if desired), LED TV, comfortable side chair and private full tub / shower bath.
A feature spiral staircase over a glass floor leads to the huge roof deck that offers spectacular views of the towns of Seaside, Seagrove, Watercolor and the breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition to brand new fixtures and fittings, The Bothy is equipped with state-of-the-art wireless enabled audio visual equipment throughout; to include Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV and separate music zones, controlled via a Sonos wireless system.
Sunburst Beach Vacations offers accommodations that include Gulf front beach homes, condominiums and Gulf view villas with private pools. We specialize within several unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach. We are a small, locally-owned company with intimate knowledge of our area, and we can provide professional, friendly advice to create the perfect beach vacation to fit your needs. We look forward to working with you…please give us a call today!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Regarding pricing, a $69 Vacation Rental Damage Plan fee and tax will be added to ALL rates.
Thank you for all your help with the groceries, beach chairs and bicycles - it helped us start our vacation as soon as we arrived. Sunburst has been the best agency to work with in 20 years at Seaside. Thanks.
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Bothy 1 is the first floor of a three story townhouse. We rented it at a time when no one had rented the floors above, so I can't comment on the noise potential.
It has a very small galley style kitchen (only one person can be in there at a time,) but it is perfectly functional. It doesn't have a laundry room, but it has a European style washer dryer combo in the kitchen. Kinda weird but it was perfectly OK to wash a few days worth of clothes. We didn't attempt to wash towels or linens in there, but you could have. It would have just taken a couple of rounds as the basket is about half the size of American washers.
The only bedroom is a decent size with a king bed. But the door from the garage only opens about a 60° angle before the door stops at the side of the bed. The master bath has a nice sized shower, but very little countertop Space.
The two bunk beds are in a hall closet in the hall (under a stairway). My boys thought it was pretty cool, but my 5' 3" son had to sleep in the fetal position as the upper bunk is shortened by the stairs.
The second bathroom is functional but my kids complained about the size of the shower and how hard the spray was, so they used my shower. No biggie. It's boys.
The design was modern and appealing. Appliances were new. The amenities incl the two bikes were great. We had to rent a third, but we used the included $240 rental credits to do that.
The location of this unit is amazing. It's on a quiet street literally right behind the shops. It's a very easy walk to the shops and the beach.
Seaside rentals are largely geared towards larger families or multi families, and it's hard to find much for smaller families. This place worked great for the three of us, but I would only recommend the downstairs unit for a couple with no more than two kids under 13 or so.
Bothy 3 is a visually stunning, contemporary, comfortable and well-stocked haven in the center of Seaside. Two families lived together with plenty of room, and we entertained another family for dinner where we had 17 total. The space handles groups really well, complete with an awesome rooftop for enjoying sunsets! Thoughtful extras like beach towels, bikes, and one beach chair setup (2 chairs + 1 umbrella) are included.
this is a beautiful home and it is in an excellent location...we had two adults and six teenagers...three disappointments for us: 1) it isn't actually four bedrooms...the bunkbeds are in a pantry-sized closet and the top bunk is so small that only a very young child could fit in it which did not work for us so we forced to put one on the sleeper sofa which was 2) a foam pad over springs...very uncomfortable, and most importantly, 3) there are only two air conditioners to serve the three floors of this house...the two masters are on the third floor so to have any type of comfort to sleep at night, we had to set the temperatures uncomfortably cold on the bottom two floors...we also found it necessary to use a fan that was provided to keep the air moving on the third floor in addition to the ceiling fans...granted, it was a pretty hot week but still...again, it's a beautiful, well-appointed home but these were things that kept it from being as comfortable as expected for the price...
Bothy 3 was everything that we needed. There were 11 family members (ages 11-68), and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The kitchen is fantastic for families who like to cook. We had one minor issue with the icemaker but the maintenance person came immediately and it was repaired.
My recommendation for staying at The Bothy could not be higher.
The property has been finished to the highest standards, with many items either imported or carefully chosen to fit into quite a unique and lovely style. The photographs cannot do the property justice.
Overlooking Ruskington Place, developed to be an artists community offers privacy and also somewhere for the kids to play safely, but is only a minute from the restaurants and shops in seaside. From the roof terrace you can see the Gulf and get a wonderful view across Seaside, we enjoyed a 'Sundowner' or two from that vantage point.
The property is extremely well maintained and is clean, has ample parking.
The beach is a 5 minute walk.
I have recommended The Bothy to friends who have visited and I plan on coming back. This is one not to miss!!
Scenic Hwy 30-A runs for 18.2 miles along unspoiled sandy white beaches and sea oat covered dunes, past freshwater coastal lakes and saltwater inlets and through hardwood hammocks, long leaf pines and coastal scrub oaks. The Beaches of South Walton is tucked away on Northwest Florida’s Gulf coast between Destin and Panama City and is known for the shimmering emerald blue-green brilliance of the Gulf of Mexico, sugar white fine sand beaches and unspoiled natural beauty.
Sunburst Beach Vacations offers accommodations that include Gulf front beach homes, condominiums and Gulf view homes with private pools within several unique beach communities. We are a small locally boutique establishment with intimate knowledge of our area, and we can provide professional, friendly advice to create the perfect beach vacation to fit your needs. We look forward the working with you, give us a call today or visit our website.