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1 Mar 2024
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"Beach House", Seaside's gem of a beachfront vacation home, gets a new name for 2024: "Bowman's Place", lovingly named by grandchildren to honor their grandfather. But it's still exactly the same wonderful beach home, overflowing with old Florida vibe amid impeccable architecture, and totally on the beach. And we thought it would be a good moment to review all of its amazing features.

Bowman's Place is one of Seaside's most fabulous dream cottages, sleeping 8 people in luxury, totally spacious and filled with light, yet made for comfort and privacy with lots of cozy nooks inside, and amazing, living-area porches and patios outside to gaze at the unobstructed view of the Gulf across the white sand. AND it's pet friendly.

Beachfront? YES! The beach is 12 yards away (36 feet) - have the kids do a hopscotch count of the steps from the front door to Natchez Pavilion, the elegant stairway down from the dunes to the private beach.

From many of the Bowman's Place lounging areas you can watch wild deer along those dunes, if you can tear your eyes away from the Gulf. The iconic pavilions of Seaside are the town's clever way of preserving the natural dunes that give onto the beach, while offering a graceful opening to the sands and the sea. And this beach house is positioned practically beside Natchez Pavilion, entryway to Seaside's lovely sugar-white sand, the largest private beach along all of Florida's scenic Highway 30A.

Life in Style

Living in Bowman's Place is a breeze - literally, with ample sea breezes freshening the air through the multiple windows of the two levels. Windows are everywhere, and so it seems are the endless vistas of the Gulf waters.

The second floor opens to the expansive outdoor porch where everyone will gather to laze on the loungers or to eat dinner or breakfast together. The views here are unspoiled and panoramic - a setting to do justice to the gorgeous skies and sunsets of Seaside.

Getting to the second floor happens almost by itself, up a beautifully crafted and wide curving staircase. Upstairs is the main living area - living in the sky almost, shot through with Gulf views everywhere - with two cleverly designed desk spaces and a cafe nook, as well as the kitchen and a bar, with dining table and natural access to the outdoor porch.

Plenty of sectional seating in this living area allows for comfy sprawling, with fireplace and flat screen to look at (although the Gulf view all around is ever-present in your awareness). This central living area is the crowning jewel of the house, with three sets of French doors that blur the line charmingly between the indoor and the outside worlds.

All of this is created in a spacious open-floor design that flows around the central staircase, leading you from one lovely space to another, with beautiful custom wood throughout. The wood was crafted to evoke a luxury ship, with honey-colored maple banded in dark mahogany. This is a beach home not just to wander in but also to touch, to marvel and enjoy every step you take.

Downstairs are the three suites and a bonus Queen nook. The King master and one of the Queens each have their own screened-in porch for even more of the cleverly cozy spaciousness that this house abounds in, for morning coffee or evening wine. Outside on this level are even more amenities, including a private driveway, a fireplace, and a grill for cooking.

In the Bowman's Place beachfront home, comfort is everywhere. The view is everywhere. Privacy is everywhere. Every guest comments on the brilliance of the architecture, open and spacious as befits the Frank Lloyd Wright inspiration, and in total harmony with how people actually live, cloistered in tranquility, gazing out in wonder.

Bowman's Place, whether under its former name of "Beach House" or its even earlier name of "Sea Forever", has caught the attention of multiple publications and TV shows that have featured its graciousness. All accounts of this beachfront vacation home speak of the sheer beauty and attention to detail that this Seaside marvel displays.

A gorgeous gem of a beach house, Bowman's Place shines. It shines as brightly as the sparkling Gulf waters it gazes at.


Call us at 855-411-1557 and see the Bowman's Place listing page for more details and to book.