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WELCOME TO WAY BACK-PET FRIENDLY IN SEASIDE, FLORIDA!OPEN AIR FRONT PORCH W/SEATING FOR TWOPRIVATE OUTDOOR SEATING AND GRILL AREA IN FRONT OF WAY BACKRENOVATED KITCHEN, NEW FRIDGE W/ICE MAKERQUEEN BEDROOM UP W/PRIVATE BALCONY & RENOVATED BATHFRONT EXTERIOR & WALKWAY OF COTTAGE, PRIVATE SETTINGCHARMING FRONT PORCH AND SIDE VIEW OF HOME ALTERNATE VIEW OF SEATING AREA OFF FRONT OF HOMEFRONT PORCH SEATING FOR 2, PERFECT FOR MORNING COFFEEFRONT PORCH VIEWS TO QUIET FOREST STREETLIVING AREA OFF FRONT ENTRANCE, 2 SWIVEL CHAIRS, LARGE SMART TVLIVING VIEW TO DINING AREA & KITCHENDINING AREA COMFORTABLY SEATS 2RENOVATED KITCHEN W/NEW GAS COOK TOPKITCHEN ALTERNATIVE VIEW, SUB ZERO FRIDGEKITCHEN W/PLENTY OF BUILT IN STORAGESTAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR BEDROOM QUEEN BEDROOM W/PRIVATE BALCONY & RENOVATED BATHROOMMOUNTED FLAT SCREEN TV AND BALCONY ACCESSDESIGNER DRESSER FOR STORAGECLOSET W/AMPLE STORAGERENOVATED BATHROOM; HEATED FLOORS, TOWEL RACK, & RAIN SHOWERRENOVATED SHOWER & HEATED TOWEL RACKGENEROUS WALK IN RAIN SHOWERDOUBLE DOORS TO FURNISHED COVERED BALCONYOPEN AIR COVERED BALCONY W/ADIRONDACK SEATING FOR TWOBALCONY ALTERNATE VIEW VIEWS OF PEACEFUL FRONT YARD FROM BALCONYNEWLY ADDED COMBI WASHER/DRYER UNITLAUNDRY CLOSET ON FIRST FLOORPRIVATE SEASIDE RESIDENTIAL BEACH ACCESS AT EAST RUSKIN PAVILIONSEASIDE BEACH VIEWS FROM EAST RUSKIN PAVILION5 MINUTE WALK TO SEASIDE AMPHITHEATER & DOWNTOWNSEASIDE FARMER'S MARKET EVERY SATURDAY5 MIN WALK TO GOURMET GROCERY MODICA MARKET5 MINS TO FAMOUS 30A AIR STREAM ROW, GOURMET FOOD TRAILERSWALK TO OVER 35 SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS STEPS FROM HOME5 MIN WALK TO BUD & ALLEYS RESTAURANTSSUN DOG BOOKS IN TOWNACCESS TO 3 COMMUNITY POOLS, HEATED IN OFF SEASONSADULT POOL OFF SEASIDE AVENUE5 CLAY TENNIS & 3 PICKLEBALL COURTS (CT FEES APPLY))INCREDIBLE SEASIDE PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BEACHESLARGEST PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BEACHES ON 30A

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Description

552 FOREST STREET

1 QUEEN, SLEEPS 2, PET FRIENDLY

Way Back Cottage is Seaside’s Original “Tiny House”. Come stay in Seaside’s first town architect’s personal residence, preserved for more than three decades as a compact pine cabin nestled in the woods, and now fully upgraded with new kitchen and bathroom fixtures, recessed lighting, two-zone air conditioning, upgraded soft furnishings and the addition of a compact washer/dryer. At just 420 square feet, Way Back cottage offers a cosseting nest for two adults and a family pet. In the words of a recent guest, “This cottage has everything you need, and nothing you don’t need”.

Located on quiet Forest Street near the acclaimed Seaside Chapel, Way Back is just a block from the adult and family pools, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a five-minute walk from the town center shopping and dining. And it’s a short stroll on sandy picket-fence paths to the beach.

Way Back faces a pine forest front and back. Outdoor living is augmented with Adirondack chairs on the front terrace, an entry porch, and upper balcony, an outdoor shower, and a gas BBQ grill. Inside, the main floor includes a compact galley kitchen, dining table, cozy living area with comfortable new seating, flat-screen smart TV, and a new washer/dryer nook. Up an easy staircase, the open second-floor bedroom features a queen bed, another flat-screen smart TV, credenza, closet, and a completely refreshed bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, heated floor, and heated towel rail.

You will want to explore the nearby 30-A beach towns, your mobility augmented with the two included rental bikes, providing easy access to an extensive network of walking and bike paths along the area’s freshwater dune lakes. There’s a dedicated parking place for your car immediately in front of the cottage. Concierge services from Homeowner’s Collection can assist with restaurant bookings, optional beach cabanas, and pre-arrival stocking of fridge supplies. Whether it’s a couple’s beach retreat, a landing pad for two close friends, a mom-daughter escape week or a solo time away, Way Back cottage has been delighting Seaside visitors as one of the most beloved rental cottages for decades. This pet-friendly, fully updated cottage is a unique venue for your special beach holiday.

* 3-night minimum Spring, Spring Break, Summer, and Fall; 2-night minimum Winter. Must be 25 years of age to rent and sign registration.

FEATURES

  • Features 447 square feet 
  • Seaside private residential beach at East Ruskin Pavilion 
  • Walking access to the beach via sandy picket-fenced paths and the gated East Ruskin private pavilion in about 6 minutes, approx. 500 yards
  • 5 minute walk to downtown Seaside Central Square and Seaside Amphitheater, with over 35 shops & restaurants
  • Pet Friendly up to 20 lbs.
  • Peacock Alley Linens - Fresh and luxurious Peacock Alley towels/sheets
  • Access to 3 swimming pools, 5 clay tennis courts (court fees apply), 3 pickleball courts (court fees apply), and a fitness center
  • Welcome tote with 2 beach towels, a complimentary bottle of wine, and 2 complimentary rental bikes for pickup at the Seaside Transit Authority
  • Personalized service throughout your stay and starter amenities are provided.
  • Residential parking permit provided for one vehicle (golf carts not allowed except for pre-approved medical needs with a special permit)

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Amenities

Activities

  • Church
  • fitness center
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • Massage
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Shuffleboard
  • Shopping

General

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Staff

Comforts of Home

  • Linens Provided
  • Apple TV
  • Media Every Room

Outdoor

  • Parking
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch

Geographic

  • East Side
  • Town View

Availability

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Location

Reviews

Exceptional and very comfortable for 2 adults

Reviewed on 2024-05-22 by from Sarasota, FL United States
Updated on 2024-05-22
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Stayed at Way Back in May 2023 and May 2024- It was upgraded and Way Better!

Seaside Gem

Reviewed on 2024-04-02 by from New Orleans, LA United States
Updated on 2024-04-02
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is the perfect home in the perfect community with the perfect agency (Homeowner's collection). It is ideal for a couple looking for an intimate and charming place to enjoy all that Seaside has to offer. The team at Homeowner's collection made us feel like part of the community during our stay - the were very responsive and proactive. We will use them again for future stays.
Chris, thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back and the Homeowner’s Collection team. We always appreciate feedback and will absolutely pass yours on to our owners and operations team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!

Spring Break 2024

Reviewed on 2024-03-16 by from Dallas, TX US
Updated on 2024-03-16
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
First time to Seaside, mother/daughter Spring Break. This is the perfect location. The house is so charming and has everything you need! The extras that are included - bikes, private beach access, the welcome kit and frequent text check-in make this a no-brainer. Only minor request would be to add a couch instead of club chairs. We loved it and would highly recommend - perfect for a couple!
Amie, thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back and the Homeowner’s Collection team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!

Nice Weekend

Reviewed on 2024-03-11 by from Gainesville, FL US
Updated on 2024-03-11
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We had a nice stay in Way Back cottage this past weekend. Although it was rainy and cooler than we wouldve liked, the cabin was a cozy spot to hunker down and play some dominoes, with a nicely appointed kitchen for cooking and a very comfortable bed. When the weather was cooperative, there was so much to do close by (hiking, biking, restaurants, food trucks, the pools, the exercise center) - good times!
Greg, thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back and the Homeowner’s Collection team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!

Best weekend

Reviewed on 2023-10-11 by from Grand Rapids, MI United States
Updated on 2023-10-11
5
Services from rental manager
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Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The Way Back was absolutely perfect. Its exactly what you see. We loved coming back at the end of the day. The bikes were a perfect addition. We will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back and the Homeowner’s Collection team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!

Wayback August 2023

Reviewed on 2023-09-04 by from Marietta, GA US
Updated on 2023-09-04
5
Services from rental manager
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Cleanliness
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Location
5
Property condition
5
It was amazing! My wifes first experience in Seaside and it went marvelous. The cottage had everything for us for the week! Just a couple disclaimers, this is definitely a place for a max of 2-3 adults or 2 adults and a child. No washer and dryer or dishwasher. Other than that highly recommend and great location!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back and the Homeowner’s Collection team. We always appreciate feedback and will absolutely pass yours on to our owners and operations team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!

The WONDERFUL Way Back

Reviewed on 2023-08-23 by from Austin, TX United States
Updated on 2023-08-23
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
My husband and I booked a last minute getaway at the Way Back Cottage. We were SO very happy with the property---booking was easy and the staff at the Homeowner's collection were very helpful and professional! The cottage was adorable, clean, comfortable, decorated nicely and convenient to the square and beach. We loved it so much we extended our stay an additional night! It was hard leaving but we will be back! THANK YOU!!!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back and the Homeowner’s Collection team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!

Spring Break Hideout

Reviewed on 2023-04-03 by from Birmingham, AL United States
Updated on 2023-04-03
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
Amazing tiny house so ahead of her time. We actually stayed here 27 years ago and she is proving to be timeless. Perfect for two people and a dog who want a quiet escape.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review of Way Back cottage and the Homeowner's Collection team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Seaside!