Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Our Seaside Vacation

Ever since we went to one of my best friend's weddings in Seaside, Florida, Dustin and I have been dying to go back. If you have seen the movie, The Truman Show, you've seen Seaside. It is the absolute most perfect and charming town I have ever been to in my life. 
Seaside is a small town, situated on a gorgeous white sand beach, that looks like it's straight out of a magazine. The town is full of cute cottages that sleep anywhere from 2 people all the way up to 15+. We stayed about a mile away from the actual Seaside Beach, in a neighborhood named Watercolor that was full of brand new construction that you could rent. When I saw our house online I knew we had to stay there even if we couldn't find 10 more people to travel with us to fill up the 3,500 square feet of pure gorgeousness. It ended up just being my parents, me, D and Boston which actually was perfect and made for a really laid back stay.
When traveling with a little one, I find renting a house to be so much more convenient than staying in a hotel. We were able to stock the huge fridge with all of the foods B loves. He had his very own room. And we were able to swim in the pool, relax in the hot tub, and spend quality time with the family and not worry about waking him. So perfect.
We used 360 Blue Properties to rent our house (447 East Royal Fern Way), and we couldn't have been happier with them. We had an issue with our hot tub and pool heater not working properly but they were so sweet and professional each time we called them. They were able to get the pool heated just in time for the nice weather to roll in and we enjoyed it so much. 
360 Blue also has a "Concierge Service" you can use to make special arrangements throughout your stay. They can do everything from in home massages to private beach bonfires complete with s'mores. But my favorite part, they have a "Baby Concierge Service" you can use to rent toys, high chairs, gates for the stairs, & pack n plays (our house already came with one we could use). There isn't anything nicer than not having to lug around extra stuff through the airport. We ended up using them to rent a Pull Behind Baby Trailer for our bikes (the house came with 4 bikes) and Boston loved riding to the beach and into town for meals.
Most of our days were spent lounging around in our pjs, hanging out under umbrellas at beach, eating delicious food from food trucks in the town square, date nights trying new wines at the local wine bar, and watching sunsets from their most well known bar/resturant, Bud and Alley's.
The last few days of the trip I started to get really sad that the trip would be over and I would have to leave this perfect town. But most of all I knew I would miss this gorgeous dream home and all of the fun we had in it. We can't wait until our next trip to Seaside and maybe one day we will have a home of our own there. What a dream.
// Teething Necklace: a' la mum //
Summer Ann