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Seaside ...Ruskin Place artist district with rooftop

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Santa Rosa Beach Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), rooftop gulf view

Location is Primo!

Our building overlooks the shops in the Ruskin Place district of Seaside, and during the day, you can sit and watch folks walking by, shopping and enjoying Seaside’s unique stores.

When you enter the Picasso Moon, you will find a very industrial style building which was fashioned after the SoHo district in New York City. If you are looking for elegance or a fancy Watercolor style type home, this is not what you will find: instead, you will find a loft style building with an artistic flair concrete walls, concrete floors and a unique style of fun.

We have a large and great rooftop where you can see Seaside from 360 degrees. The Gulf, The park, The houses to the East, and to the West

……….. you can experience sunrise and sunset.

Once you have arrived in Seaside, you truly DO NOT have to get in your car again unless you want to leave our lovely town.....

• walk to get coffee in the morning at several coffee spots #ARMEVIDA

• walk to breakfast.. #GREAT SOUTHERN CAFE

• walk to the beach, pool, tennis,


• walk to lunch, and then cocktails, and dinner and ….#PICKLES, #BAREFOOT BBQ, #FISHOUT OF WATER

• walk to the ice cream store................#HEAVENLY’S ICE CREAM or #FROST BITES

• walk to church

• walk to the grocery store..#MODIKA MARKET.

Just like being in your own small town............FABULOUS place for kids to roam, just like the old days.


**Owner has right to restrict amount of guests staying at Picasso Moon **

WE are NOT pet friendly please don't ask, the answer will always be no....there are so many people with allergies that we do not allow those guests to be uncomfortable. Smoking is also NOT allowed, unless you smoke on the roof

We also have a great one bedroom apartment for couples

this can be viewed on vrbo and the number is 62322.

Keywords: Townhome , condo

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016

About Bert

Jim and Bert live in Seaside...and they live above the Picasso Moon and Sun. Bert is a Realtor and has been since 1985, first in Tennessee and since 1998 in Florida. They love it in Seaside and are happy and excited to share their special place with others.

Bert purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Bert chose South Walton

Owning this special place in Seaside makes it possible for us to live our dream and also share this fabulous spot on the Gulf of Mexico with others. WE try to keep the rates reasonable enough to balance between paying for our dream and allowing others to enjoy . Seaside is a special place that once you arrive, you will want to come back time and time again.

What makes this townhome unique

You walk out the front door to shops and resturants and right now, I am hearing the Chapel chime at noon. You hear the bells and the noises of this fabulous community, almost like you are living and enjoying a small European city by the sea.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Seaside ...Ruskin Place artist district with rooftop
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Seaside Super - Charm, Location and More!

  • 5 of 5

Two bedrooms, well equipped with furnishings, charm and location. Professional owners are located upstairs and are ready to assist with a restaurant recommendation or a pleasant chat in the hallway. The unit is efficiently central to all Seaside – above shops, around the corner from a market, two blocks to the beach and with a view to the ocean. But don’t forget the rooftop. Large with unobstructed 360 degree views, patio furniture, chase lounges and potted palms. Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets over Seaside or welcome the sunrise with your coffee and a freshly baked muffin from the Modica Market.

Perfect for a couple with or without a toddler as there is a second bedroom with bunks. One floor up from the street with a furnished outside porch and a swinging bed deigned for a restful afternoon slumber. Our five day / four night stay at our Seaside pied-a-terre provided the perfect home base for the local community and those beyond. There is no dedicated parking for this unit (only the owner’s spots) so parking was on the street only – a element that needs to be considered depending on what time of the day you are returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank you for taking the time to write a review and done so brilliant!. I do understand about our parking, because Seaside has become such a daytime destination for those who have discovered it's charm and energy. The fact that we are a small town, with shopping,, restaurants, coffee shops, and market all within walking distance gives our guests the option of driving here, parking and not getting in your vehicle again till you leave our little community. We hope that the fact that we do not have (at the present) dedicated parking will not deter you from allowing you and your family the beautiful experience of coming to Seaside, and The Picasso Moon and Sun, because there is a large parking lot behind our building, along with several other parking areas less than a block away.
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Great Location and Patio

  • 5 of 5

We had family in town for Christmas and decided to head to the beach for a couple days. Although the weather was terrrrrible (it rained the entire time), the Picasso Moon was our saving grace. The covered patio overlooking the shops was just perfect for staying in. We were also so close to the shops and restaurants that we were still able to explore Seaside without getting too soaked. Hoping to come back this Summer for our babymoon : )

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests take the time to let us know about their experience. Seaside is a special place, and we love sharing it with others... I think you have emailed me again about returning..and you are definitely getting our returning guest discount....... bert
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Mobile, AL

Wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Picasso Moon was everything I needed to enjoy my weekend in Seaside. Bert was very lovely and accommodating to my needs. The unit was fabulous - open, airy, more than comfortable. Thank you so much for my wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we thank you for taking the time to give us a review... We think Seaside is pretty special that is why we live here full time, and we love to share it with our guests. Please remind me when you rebook that you are a returning guest, and get our special returning guest discount.. bert
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Perfect accommodations - awesome location. Unit was equipped with everything we needed. We will definitely return soon and there is no other place we would rather stay than Picasso Moon and/or Picasso Sun!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Phyllis. WE really try to give our guest a good experience here at the Picasso moon and sun. What is there not to like in Seaside, which is one of the most interesting water's edge towns on the Panhandle. Please make certain you let me know you are a returning guest for a returning guest discount. ...bert
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Fort Worth, TX

Just steps away from everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Let me start off by saying my family and I have been coming to Seaside for 8 years now and we have stayed at many places over that period of time. Picasso Moon was a break from the normal Seaside or Watercolor house that we usually rent that huge and sometimes overwhelming. Picasso Moon offers a creative feel that is in the middle of everything. The one thing that I always say about Seaside when I am describing it to others is how when you park your car you don't have to get it in until you leave. You ride bikes for every for every where you want to go in the town. With Picasso Moon you don't even need the bikes. All you have to do is walk down stairs an you are in the middle of everything. You can't get any closer than this.

In the middle of Ruskin Place in you will enjoy the sites sounds of hustle and bustle of this small town. One of our favorite things to do at night was to lay on the bed swing look up at the sky and listen to the people walk by.

Bert took great care of us and we were very happy with this property and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David..........we love our Texans....and we are so excited that you so enjoyed the Picasso Moon and the location...Please return and make sure you let me know that you are a returning guest for a discount. bert
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Even better than we expected!!

  • 4 of 5

We LOVED Picasso Moon - the proximity to EVERYTHING was fantastic. We walked to dinner, the beach, the shops, the pool - all in Seaside. When we chose to leave Seaside, everything was a short distance away.

Picasso Moon is far bigger than pictured. The loft beds were perfect for my two boys, and the King sized master was great. We enjoyed the back porch a TON - perfect for early morning coffee and late evening people watching.

The ONLY reason I can't give PM 5 stars is the parking. With all the traffic coming in to Seaside each day (for the beach) and each evening (for dinner) if we ever left the area in a car, we had to drive around 10-15 minutes to find an available parking spot. One reserved parking spot would make this the absolute perfect rental for us.

The owner/manager was friendly and helpful. We saw her several times during our stay and she was always offering assistance or advice. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie....we are so glad that you enjoyed Picasso Moon. We do try to make our guests as comfortable as possible. One of the challenges of Seaside is it has become such a destination for others who do not stay in our little town, that we, even as home owners living here full time, have to "battle" for our parking. But that is a small price to pay for the magic and experience Seaside has to offer. The small parking lot behind our building is helpful, and usually in the evening, there will always be an open spot. Please let me know when you book next time, that you are a returning guest for our returning guest discount. ......bert
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
refundable damag deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner has the right to limit guests...........rates are a tad bit higher for holidays...4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year

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Santa Rosa Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa sleeper located in living room that has queen mattress, Bunk Beds (1) 1 set with twin mattresses
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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