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SEAS THE DAY, Forgotten Coast, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Mexico Beach, Forgotten Coast Vacation Rental House


  •  850-340-0432
    09:00 am - 09:00 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

  • Bedrooms:
    8
  • Bathrooms:
    8 ½
  • Sleeps:
    24
  • House
  • Reviews:
    29
  • Views:
    15457

Last Updated: 08/03/2021

no service fees

Description

8BR/9.5 BATH, GULF FRONT, HEATED POOL, ELV, 3 KITCHENS, KAYAKS, PADDLE BOARDS

Relax in SEAS THE DAY, possibly, the most spacious, grand vacation home of its kind in the St. Joe Beach/Mexico Beach area.  This beautifully decorated home boasts over 8,600 square feet of living space, which includes:
- Over 4,000 square feet of gulf front deck and entertainment space
- 3 gulf front living areas that all open out to one of the many deep-set balconies
- Ample dining and seating options all combined provides table seating for 37
- 5 gulf front spacious, private, king masters; each with large, accommodating en-suites
- King en-suites all have large (8' & 10') granite vanities & double oversized sinks
- King suite's closets are sizable & roomy
- 2 bunk rooms with custom built bunk beds and each with it's own private bathroom
- A large bedroom with 2 queen beds, double sink vanity en-suite and sitting area
-  (sitting area in double queen bedroom has a full size let-out sofa bed which offers flexibility of sleeping arrangements if needed, but, is 'extra sleeping', not included in the 24 max which is all regular bedding)
- 2 full kitchens & a kitchenette, all fully stocked & stainless appliances
- Main kitchen on level 3 has a separate bar area with 4-stage reverse osmosis water filter/dispenser, bar sink and stand alone ice maker plus 2 dishwashers
- Elevator servicing all floors
- 3 laundry areas (1 on each floor - 2 oversized washers & dryers + 1 standard size set) - A hair dryer in every bathroom
- 2 high chairs, 1 sit-in baby dining chair, 1 pack-n-play, & a baby gate  
- 3 park-style charcoal grills
- Private, heated pools (10 ft. round lounging spill over pool & 10x20 larger pool)
- private boardwalk to the beach, large rinse off deck w/shower & wrap around bench
- Poolside hot/cold shower w/entrances from both the fenced in pool area & carport
- Complimentary use of 2 tandem kayaks, 2 paddle boards, & an outdoor rolling ping pong table
- Parking accommodations for up to 14 cars.

2 features receive regular praise from our guests:  PRIVATE & SPACIOUS rooms, balconies, & decks!!!  When constructing Seas The Day, we took special care to ensure that the bedrooms do not share walls or back up to each other for added privacy.   All are separated by living rooms or hallways.  These features are unique to Seas The Day & you will not find elsewhere!   The 4 separate living areas, each with their own seating group and TV add another level of privacy if the urge to slip away from the group is needed.

The main kitchen, dining and living area flaunts space and a modern, open feel.  Plenty of seating comfortably accommodates the entire household.  The island/bar area seats 6, the main dining table seats 10, and the living area seats 12.  Additionally, on the same, main floor, there is a gulf front screened in dining area with 2 ceiling fans & a large teak wood dining table which seats 8.  There are other table seating options throughout the house with a total seating capacity of 37.

All of our 3 large, open balconies flex from 10 feet deep at minimum & 21 feet deep at max.  All are 42 feet in length.  This allows for an abundance of seating groups and breezy gulf front dining yet plenty of room to move freely around the decks without having to squeeze by or move furniture just to walk around and get from one end to the other.

SEAS THE DAY is the perfect setting for your annual family gathering, friends trip, or couples trip.  The gulf front views and sunsets from Seas The Day balconies are breathtaking!!!

GROUND FLOOR:
*Parking for up to 14 vehicles.
*Gulf front, heated, private pools, one of which is a spill over lounging pool - seats 1.
*Beautiful, large travertine pool deck -plenty of sun bathing loungers & seating groups.
*3 park-style charcoal grills.
*Private, flat boardwalk to the beach.
*Hot/cold outdoor shower w/entrances from both the pool area and carport.
*Large rinse off deck w/shower, wrap around bench & awesome beachfront views.
*Gated enclosures for kayaks, paddle boards, ping pong table, & safety vests.
*Seating group behind elevator in carport.
*Elevator and indoor stairs entrance (servicing all floors).
*Separate outdoor staircase servicing the main floor (level 3).

2ND FLOOR:
*2 - Gulf front master king bedrooms - mirrored - sized & decorated identically/1 east & 1 west - spacious, private, w/king beds, roomy closets, sitting chairs,  private en-suite w/ 8' double, oversized sinks vanity, shower sprayers in shower/tub combos & opening up to gulf front balcony w/awesome views of the beach.
*2 - Bunk room bedrooms - each w/2 sets of bunk beds.  One has 2 full and 2 twins, and a private full bathroom.  The other has 4 twins and a private bathroom.
*Full kitchen which is well stocked, pantry, & stacked - standard sized washer/dryer.
*Gulf front family living room w/dining for 5 & opening up to spacious balcony.
*Large, spacious, gulf front deck with dining table - seats 8 & several seating groups.

3RD FLOOR:
*Gulf front king master bedroom - spacious, private w/ king bed, large walk-in closet,  private full bath with 10.5' double, oversized sinks vanities, beautifully tiled walk-in shower & contemporary style soaking tub.  Opens out to private gulf front, deep set, covered balcony w/ oversized cushy chairs seating group & star gazing deck w/ comfy loungers to get a wide open view of the stars at night.
*Large, open, primary, full kitchen with stainless appliances, duel fuel, convection range/oven, 2 dishwashers, bar seating for 6 & dining room table seating for 10, built-in computer desk, separate bar area with bar-ware, ice-maker, bar sink & a 4-stage reverse osmosis water filter/dispenser.
*Large, contemporary, open, gulf front family living room with 3 full sofas, 2 large chairs, all opening up to spacious balcony.
*Half bath.
*Laundry room with over-sized washer/dryer and large laundry sink with granite countertop work area.
*Large gulf front deck with plenty of seating, including a centrally located screened area with 2 ceiling fans and beautiful teak wood table seating 8.
*Private exterior staircase to ground level.

4TH FLOOR:
*2 - Gulf front master king bedrooms - mirrored - sized & decorated identically/1 east & 1 west - spacious, private, w/king beds, roomy closets, sitting chairs,  private en-suite w/ 8' double, oversized sinks vanity, shower sprayers in shower/tub combos & opening up to gulf front balcony w/awesome views of the beach.
*Large, open bedroom with 2 queen beds, sitting area, let out full size sofa bed & 2 large chairs.  En-suite w/ double sink vanity & shower/tub combo w/shower sprayer.
*Well-stocked kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, microwave, apron sink, toaster and coffee maker.
*Gulf front family living room opening up to spacious balcony.
*Laundry closet with oversized washer & dryer
*Large gulf front deck with abundant seating options.









 

Availability

Rates

From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
10-23-2021
10-30-2021
-- -- $8,000.00 -- 7
10-30-2021
11-20-2021
$950.00 -- $6,600.00 -- 4
11-27-2021
12-18-2021
$950.00 -- $6,500.00 -- 4
12-19-2021
12-26-2021
-- -- $8,400.00 -- 7
01-02-2022
02-26-2022
$950.00 -- $6,500.00 -- 4
02-26-2022
03-12-2022
-- -- $8,000.00 -- 7
03-12-2022
04-16-2022
-- -- $12,000.00 -- 7
04-16-2022
05-14-2022
-- -- $10,000.00 -- 7
05-14-2022
05-21-2022
-- -- $12,500.00 -- 7
05-21-2022
05-28-2022
-- -- $14,500.00 -- 7
05-28-2022
07-02-2022
-- -- $16,500.00 -- 7
07-02-2022
07-09-2022
-- -- $18,500.00 -- 7
07-09-2022
08-13-2022
-- -- $16,500.00 -- 7
08-13-2022
09-10-2022
-- -- $12,000.00 -- 7
09-10-2022
10-29-2022
-- -- $10,000.00 -- 7
10-29-2022
11-19-2022
$950.00 -- $6,600.00 -- 4
11-26-2022
12-23-2022
$950.00 -- $6,500.00 -- 4
12-23-2022
12-30-2022
-- -- $10,000.00 -- 7
12-30-2022
01-06-2023
-- -- $10,000.00 -- 7

Cleaning : $700.00

Taxes: 12%

Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000

Pool heat: $280.00 Optional

Check-In Time:   5:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM

Amenities

Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Handicap Accessible
Entertainment
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • TV/DVD
General
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Fenced Beachfront Yard
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
Parking
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 10 + cars
Boating
  • Marina
  • Pier
Bathroom
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Freestanding Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Setup
  • 5 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 6 Twin Beds
Games
  • Ping Pong Table

Activities

Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
Forgotten Coast Restaurants
  • Indian Pass Raw Bar
  • Provision
  • Shoobies
  • Cone Heads
  • Skully's boil
  • Up The Creek
  • Tiki Grill
  • Golden Dragon
Forgotten Coast Activities
  • Big Time Charters
  • Capt Alan's Sea Escape
  • Floridaze Adventures
  • Johnson Boys Fishing
  • St. Joseph Bay
  • Dalys Watersports
  • Happy Ours Kayak
  • No Worries Beach Service
  • Saltwater Obsessions
  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse
  • St Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rockin M Ranch
  • Spa Pur
  • Bluewater Outriggers
  • St. Joe Patio

Reviews

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Cindy McDonald

Celebrating Family    Jul 24, 2021

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Our family of 24 just completed our second stay at Seas The Day. Everyone in our group is blown away by the condition of the home, inside and out, and the plentiful accommodations. You need to bring nothing with you on this trip because you will find it already in the home including a large pot for boiling fresh caught seafood! This trip was all about family. A wedding shower for our daughter was hosted this trip and local catering and florists fed the group and decorated with beautiful flowers. They did a great job. Our group notices the “Welcome” gift and sweet message left by Julie and Todd as well as the fresh flowers throughout the house. It is amazing and not like any other place we have ever stayed. There are enough dishes and stemware and silverware to accommodate your group on days you want something more than paper plates! We like that on day 2 Julie will send a text asking if we found everything to our liking and then another about mid week asking if we need anything!! This is NOT the norm. Trust me, I know. Our family has rented a place every year in the mountains or at the beach and have never had the experience you will get at Seas The Day. 5 stars is not good enough. Our only request is to build a bigger home because we are growing and have reached your max occupancy of 24!! A truly kind, generous, and considerate couple. A truly perfect home! Thank you!

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Laura and Scott Hollis

We WILL Return, God willing    Jul 03, 2021

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I grew up in Kill Devil Hills, NC, so our family vacations were usually there, starting in 1990ish!! Now, our adult children asked for a change of location, so we decided to try the Gulf Cost of Florida. I am so happy we discovered Seas the Day and Julie and Todd Layman! We are 21 members, from 8 to 82. This lovely home was more than perfect!! I admit, when we received "The Guidelines" we were a bit skeptical about the people with whom we would be dealing!! We could not have been more mistaken!! The Laymans are delightful, perfect hostesses. Believe me, their welcome gift in NOT a roll of bath tissue and paper towels!! Everything about this home is lovely, from the accommodations to the beach access, the paddleboards and the kayaks!! We would give the review more than 5 stars if we could. There is even a Crock Pot!!

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Kathy Holland

Fabulous house    Jun 19, 2021

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Very clean, well maintained, HUGE house! Julie and Todd are perfect hosts that have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and easy. House has plenty of space so one group can watch tv at night while another plays games! Boardwalk is very short walk and no steps to the beach. Cannot say enough great things!!!

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Carol Hodges

Couldn’t be better!    Jun 05, 2021

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Our family (all 22 of us) had an awesome time at Seas the Day! It is a perfect house for large families. Todd and Julie are perfect hosts. I would give it 10 stars if I could! Thanks for sharing your home.

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Christine Holst

Family Fun    Apr 24, 2021

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Seas The Day is perfect! My extended family took a long awaited vacation and absolutely loved this house. We had plenty of space to gather together and plenty of space to find peace and quiet also :). Julie was a dream to work with and made sure we had everything we needed. We can't wait to return!

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Ellen Bailey

Fabulous    Dec 29, 2020

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Most incredible home and vacation spot you will find. I’ve stayed in many Florida homes and this is by far the best. And the owner was the loveliest most gracious person to work with.

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Terri Schraudenbach

Fabulous house, beach and views    Oct 16, 2020

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When our four bedroom condo in Perdido Key was damaged due to Hurricane Sally, our family of 11 looked for an alternative for our planned vacation. My husband looked online along the Florida coast and found Seas the Day. It seemed the perfect place for our group of four couples...each young couple with one of our grandsons. The rooms are well decorated, comfortable and spacious. It was great that each young child had their own room. We enjoyed all of the balconies...especially the beautiful sunsets. The pool area is incredible. There is lounge seating around the pool but also very comfortable sofas under the deck with great tables that were very useful. We could not believe all of the comfortable outdoor furniture. The pool is wonderful too. Having the small pool for littles was terrific but the adults liked it as well. The inside of the home is wonderful too and has everything you will need for a large or smaller group. Two dishwashers on the main floor is a huge plus. Julie was very accommodating and helpful. If we ever need space like this again, we will be back.

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Damaris Hamilton

Beachin With Babies    Oct 10, 2020

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For the past five years, our same group of friends have taken a fall beach trip with our babies. Over the years we have grown as has our need for a larger house and proximity to the beach...anyone with kids knows just how much "stuff" they require. I cannot say enough good things about Seas The Day! The house was perfect for our needs. We had 11 adults and 6 children and had plenty of room. We typically stay on 30a, so this was our first time in Mexico Beach...we are all foodies and had come to the conclusion that we would be sacrificing some "fine dining" options for more peace and quiet in Mexico Beach. We had two of the BEST meals while we were there. One of the restaurants was The View on Old 98. The food was SO good and we had a private patio to dine al fresco! (We brought babysitters with us, so this was an adults only dinner) Every couple agreed that this was the best Beachin With Babies trip so far! The pool was a huge bonus as well. If you are thinking of booking Seas The Day...don't hesitate! It may be the best trip you've ever had!!

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Angie Bain

Beach House Perfection and Outstanding Host!    Sep 26, 2020

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Seas the Day was more incredible than I have room here to tell! Five families rented it during our Sept 2020 Fall Break and everyone agreed that it was a phenomenal house/property! From the very beginning of my contact with Julie, she was a delight, answering every question promptly, and making the entire transaction so easy that I was excited to meet her at check-in. We had 10 adults and 10 kids, and the house was so spacious we never felt on top of each other. The kitchen was stocked with everything (and more) that we needed: dishes, pots, utensil...and 2 dishwashers - a blessing! The under-counter ice maker was such a treat; and the bar stools, dining table, and outside table meant plenty of seating for everyone during meals. The furniture was comfortable and plentiful. Being beachfront was a top priority, so Seas The Day was perfect. Loved the uncrowded location and the privacy - plenty of beach to spread out, and kids played ball, cornhole, etc without fear of being in anyone's way. Since all 5 King Suites were similar size, oceanfront, and with access to the spacious balconies, the adults could all have wonderful accommodations. The 7 boys loved the bunk rooms, and the 3 girls enjoyed having their boy-free space in the room with 2 Queens. Also, ADORED the balconies w/comfy furniture - a great place for morning coffee and to watch the kids play in the sand. The wide balconies meant we could still be outside enjoying the view on a rainy day. Having a small sitting area on each floor meant everyone could find a quiet nook. And the kitchenettes/fridges on each floor meant families could spread out their snacks and drinks and not overload the main kitchen fridge. Having laundry facilities on each floor was a godsend! Also, access to the home's water equipment (kayaks and paddle boards) was so fun and everyone loved trying them out. I could go on and on...in short, hope to go back again soon! Thanks Julie for letting us rent your truly remarkable home!!!

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Karen Gardner

Love it so much booked for 2021    Sep 01, 2020

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This is our Family's 2nd year here and we have already booked for YEAR 3 2021! The home is amazing. We absolutely love everything about it. Love the added couch in the living room. We had 16 adults and 2 kids-everybody had their own space and we had a blast. Julie and Todd have built everything into this house you will ever need to for your family to enjoy your stay. The elevator is great for Mom and Dad to use instead of the stairs, not to mention sending up the groceries all at one time. The kayaks and paddleboards are soo much fun- so exciting to see dolphins and sea life. We LOVE that the beach is just a few steps away down a long flat walkway (no up and down and around steps). We all love this home so much we are booked for Family Beach Vacation 2021. You will not be disappointed !

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Mike and Gale

The Ultimate    Jul 25, 2020

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I have read all the other reviews and I can say they are all absolutely true. We have been renting beach homes for 16 years... from North Carolina, South Carolina, both the east and west coasts of Florida all the way to the Alabama gulf coast... this is by far the best and nicest home we have stayed in. We were here last year and this is why we came back this year. The owners have invested a whole lot of time and love into this home and dealing with them is a joy.

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Wade

Simply the best - if you have a large family this is your place    Jun 20, 2020

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We have stayed at Seas the Day twice. Small group early in the year, whole family (14 in all) this week. The house is perfect, plenty of room, right on the beach, great pool area, did I say plenty of room?! It is the cleanest house we have stayed in over the course of 20+ years of FL panhandle vacations. The owners are the best we have ever worked with, you will not find better folks. This is a home that will exceed your expectations.

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Ryan Valduga

Fantastic house and owners!!    Jun 06, 2020

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We recently stayed at Seas the Day for a week and absolutely loved the house and Julie and Todd (the owners). Fantastic location right on the beach. Beautiful furnishings (all seem brand new - no stains or signs of wear). Great extras (two sea kayaks, a paddle board, life jackets, high chairs, pack and play). And the owners are so easy to work with - they respond quickly both before and during the booking and live 10 min away and came right over when we wanted to heat the pool. I can’t say enough good things about this rental house! We will definitely be back!

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Williamson family & friends

An “Unforgettable Home” on the “Forgotten Coast” !!!    May 30, 2020

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What a wonderful week we had at “Seas the Day” !! The home far exceeded our expectations and the owners, Julie and Todd, could not have been any more accommodating! They have thought of everything anyone could possibly need........and then some!!! Could not have had a more wonderful time, well, except maybe staying longer!!! We are already looking for a chance to return!! ??????

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Carrie McLaren

Last minute get away    May 16, 2020

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We looked and looked for a home to rent to escape our quarantine and quarantine in a different setting. Julie and Todd could not have been more welcoming. They met us at the home (with masks and thoughtfully socially distant) and helped us become familiar with the expansive home (we had a small group) and left a lovely welcome basket. The home was very well thought out and the king suites were fantastic. To wake up every morning to the beautiful view of the Gulf was just spectacular. The kitchen was stocked well (if not better) than our home. The bunk rooms were enjoyed by our children. We couldn't believe that there were so many thought out designs to make our trip more enjoyable. The patios, along with the screened in porch, were expansive and top quality furniture. Our kids loved to spend time at the beach and then be able to come up and enjoy some time in the pool. The beach gear that comes with the home is just icing on the cake. To have access to paddle boards and kayaks made our trip even more fun. The ONLY issue we experienced was the lack of adequate internet. We NEVER called the owners about it and learned from locals that this is a community wide problem since the hurricane. To be fair, even in the best of times with the current environment of doing work from home there is so much more bandwidth needed. We would come back in a heartbeat and wish we were still there. Julie and Todd were just the best hosts.

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Julie Layman's reply:

Thank you, Carrie! We will address the internet strength issue with Mediacom, our provider. We're so grateful to know because sometimes the only way we know these things is by way of our guests. It could be true that this is a local wide issue, I'm not sure. But, we want to be assured that if Mediacom can make improvements, then they do just that. The hurricane did destroy the entire network and it had to be re-built from scratch (took almost a year). I imagine some kinks are still being worked out as time progresses. We LOVED having the opportunity to host you and would really enjoy having you return to be our guests again! Thank you for leaving a review of Seas The Day that is sure to help potential future guests.

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Ellen Davidson

Wishes Come True!    Oct 12, 2019

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We are a large family of anywhere from 20-24 people ranging in ages from 7-74. We have vacationed to the Florida panhandle every October or June for the last 20 years. This beach house is BY FAR not only the best one EVER, but the owners are the most humble, attentive, accommodating and kind people we have ever delt with. Staying at Seas the Day is customer satisfaction at it’s MAX! Seas the Day is super clean and so spacious that we never felt crowded or on top of each other. All 5 suites have balconies that overlook the ocean! The beds are ultra comfortable with high quality sheets. There is seriously No stone left unturned! Julie and Todd thought of everything! The home is extremely organized with perfectly appointed amenities!!! We loved that there is multiple coffee pots!! There is even a washer/dryer and kitchen or kitchenette on every level. The infinity pool over looking the ocean is WOW! The private outdoor shower is brilliant! Everything from cleaning up to getting to the beach is designed to be simple and easy. The private boardwalk to the beach has no steps so my Dad’s wish that my handicapped mother could put her feet in the sand and water with him again was granted because of this perfectly efficient, comfortable, spacious, beautiful, perfect, budget friendly, awesome owner home!!! Not only did we have the best week ever in Florida but we made life long friends in Julie and Todd!

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Michelle Smith

HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH    Sep 28, 2019

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Our stay at Seas The Day was absolutely perfect. The homeowners, the Layman’s were so easy to work with and the fresh flowers and gift bag they left to welcome us were such a nice touch and the perfect start to our vacation. We had two families or 16 people in our group and this fantastic house allows you to have both your privacy and your together time. The beach walk to the beach was so easy and the water and sand were beautiful. The pool area was fantastic and a favorite of my grandchildren. Having the outdoor bathroom at the pool was nice too. My favorite part was the peacefulness of watching the sunrises and sunsets daily and watching the dolphins play. The outdoor furniture and decks on this house are fabulous! Drinking my coffee each morning and having breakfast outside was a real treat! We have been visiting this area for years and this is the best house we have ever stayed in. It is a slice of Heaven here on earth!

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Richard Beggs

We got lucky.    Jul 13, 2019

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You can't schedule the weather so when Tropical Storm Barry was making landfall in Louisiana, we expected to get some associated rain and foul weather. We didn't. As a matter of fact, we had beautiful weather for our week-long stay with 11 adults and 8 grandkids. This was the perfect set-up. The house is big enough for moments of privacy and wonderfully communal for the whole bunch to be rowdy together. We got lucky and we loved it. We had beach time everyday and brought out the kayaks and paddleboards just to see if we could operate everything. We are good with Kayaks, not so much with paddleboards. The pool and tub and charcoal grill all got a workout. Hurricane Michael came through last October (2018) with 155 MPH winds. The fact that Seas the Day survived is testimony to its construction. Most everything else was torn up. Seas the Day was restored and improved upon by the owners. The whole layout is well thought out. All the amenities are necessary and useful. We've stayed at several home rentals in the area and this is by far the best. We've already put in a deposit for next year.

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Bonnie Blincoe

Seas the Day    Jul 06, 2019

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Our family has enjoyed this wonderful house for the past three years for a week during July. The house is the perfect size for our family, 19-24 people. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well decorated. The pool is safe and fun. The elevator is great for taking belongs into and out of the house. Overall the Seas the Day is the best house we've ever rented.

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Ginger Ginn

Mrs    Jun 29, 2019

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This is beyond a doubt the best beach house that our family has enjoyed in the 50+ years we have been going on family vacations together.

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Julie Layman's reply:

Thank you so much, Ginger! We, thoroughly, enjoyed hosting you and your beautiful family!

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Cynthia Eichelberger

Best beach house!    Jun 15, 2019

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We recently stayed at Seas the Day (this was actually our 3rd stay) and the updates and upgrades completed after the hurricane are remarkable - this is the best beach house ever and we have stayed everywhere in the panhandle. Every detail was thought out. The spill over into the pool was a huge hit with our group. The outside restroom was the BEST IDEA EVER! More beach houses should look to Seas the Day for what to offer in a beach home. Hats off to the owners of Seas the Day. Julie and Todd are super friendly and they make you feel as though fun and comfort on your vacation is their top priority. We had no complaints and hope to stay at Seas the Day again in the future.

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Julie Layman's reply:

Cynthia, We always enjoy hosting you and your group and look forward to do so again! Thank you!!! Julie & Todd

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Lisa Alvare

Picture Perfect!    Aug 04, 2018

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Seas the Day was incredible! The king size bedrooms with gorgeous views from every room and angle were amazing. Spacious, comfortable, clean, convenient and the best house we have stayed in by far! The kitchens were well stocked and had everything you could think of. The house was decorated and set up with so much time and attention to detail that it truly is “PERFECT.” Julie the owner was amazing. Very kind, helpful and honestly someone you feel like you’ve known forever. She made us feel welcomed and checked on us by text to see if we needed anything. We were impressed with how geniune she was. This will definitely be a home we will return to over and over again! Oh and the kayaks were an added bonus!!

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Ann Tate

Perfect Family Accommodations    Jul 21, 2018

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A year ago, our oldest granddaughter who was about to graduate from high school asked if our family could stay in one house for vacation, instead of separate condos. I spent days searching the internet for the best lodging in the Florida Panhandle for our family of 15 who for many years have vacationed together. I narrowed our selections to three properties and let our family vote! Seas the Day in "old Florida" Pt. St. Joe won, and we booked it nearly a year in advance for our 2018 trip. We were not disappointed! The accommodations were perfect--8 bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, the main kitchen and the smaller kitchens on the other two floors, two laundry rooms, the balconies that provided stunning views of the water and the sunset...I could go on and on. We had friends staying in Destin (beautiful place that we visit often) who said the beaches there were 8 rows deep in umbrellas. Not at Seas the Day! We set up our tent, four umbrellas, and all our beach chairs on what seemed like our own private beach. The kayaks and the paddle boards provided by the owner were a hit with our family, and we enjoyed them every day we were on the beach. We had five of our youngest grandchildren with us, ages 13 and under. The bunk rooms, one for our three girls and one for our two boys, each with its own bath, provided their own space which they loved! We enjoyed our times together as a family, usually on the main floor open kitchen, dining and living area, and then everyone had their places to escape for a little quiet and solitary space. My husband and I spent time on our balcony counting our blessings as we watched our three sons, their wives, and six of our seven grandchildren having a wonderful time in such a special place. We also enjoyed a family bonfire on the beach one night--making s'mores and laughing at the stories and antics from the comedians in our family. We cooked a huge southern breakfast every morning and grilled out for evening meals. We ate out only one night, and thoroughly enjoyed not having to get dressed to go out. The location was exactly what we needed for our annual late afternoon family photo. My husband and I travel a lot, and we've never had a better experience with an owner/manager than we had with Julie Layman. She responded promptly to every email and text I sent, and she went above and beyond our expectations to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Too good to be true? No, Seas the Day is everything you read about and more!

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Jim Tate

Best Beach Vacation Ever!    Jul 21, 2018

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We have enjoyed family beach vacations for over 30 years. Our time this year staying in Seas The Day was the best ever. The house was large enough for my parents, my two brothers and our three families. We enjoyed meals together on the second floor. We enjoyed catching up and talking out on the deck. Each floor's deck allowed for time in the morning and in the evenings to look and listen to God's beautiful creation. Access to the beach was quick and easy via the boardwalk from the house. We all enjoyed the two kayaks and the two paddle boards. I can't think of anything Julie could have done to make our stay any better.

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Susan Collins

Susan B    Jul 07, 2018

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Another reviewer hesitant to let the world know about this fabulous house. Our family of 3 generations has had a weekly family vacation for over 30 years. This house is perfection for us. The memories we are making there are priceless. We stay in and cook with the fully complete kitchen. We love the amount of bedrooms; their beauty and roominess. The outside decks offer breathtakingly clear views of the ocean and the sunsets. Julie takes an interest in all of her guests. She is available all the time to keep everyone happy. Cannot say enough positive things about this lovely, lovely house.

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Cindy McDonald

Family gathering    Jun 23, 2018

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Cannot say enough good things about Seas the Day.  Our family was coming from 5 different states, as far away as Ohio, as close as Alabama.  As everyone arrived and walked through the house they came to me and told me how perfect the place was and the view from all levels was amazing!  Our younger group did visit a few restaurants and had good things to say about all.  We ate most meals at home and the kitchen had every pot, plate,glass, utensils, you name it, it was there.  Having two dishwashers and two sets of washer/dryers was wonderful, dishes were always clean and so were beach towels.  Our group filled the house to capacity and yet we had plenty of room to gather together or find a quiet spot out on one of the 3 balconies.  I was concerned we would be on top of each other, we went from 9 months to 61 years but the house, the pool, and the PRIVATE beach front met all of our desires.  It was perfect!  A previous review mentioned not wanting to list all the wonderful things about the house so that he could always rent the house himself, our group felt the same way.  The owner, Julie, was always available to answer any questions before our stay and checked in with me to make sure all was well during our stay.  I did have the pleasure of meeting her and putting a face with the name.  Our family was blessed to have this opportunity to be together for one full week, Julie allowed that to happen and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.  Cindy
 

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Will Holland

Amazing Beach House!    Apr 20, 2018

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Had the pleasure of staying at this house for over a week with a large group of people. Very modern and comfortable with plenty of bed rooms and bathrooms. The house is right on a beautiful part of the beach that is quiet and lovely. The pool is heated and perfect for hanging out in. Great house. Would deff stay again!

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Julie Layman's reply:

Will, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Future guests appreciate hearing experiences that you had while here.

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casey fuller

Perfect Beach House/Host/Location    Apr 20, 2018

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There is not enough room to write how incredible this home is. From the home itself to the host, Julie, myself and a large group of people visited Mexico Beach/Port Saint Joe for a work trip and everyone of our crew have since asked for direct contact with the homeowner so they can bring their families back to experience this place. While I know great reviews help the owner, I kinda don't want this place discovered, as it is simply perfect. I say that selfishly as I hope it is available when I bring my family back THIS SUMMER. The host was so accommodating that we insisted meeting in person to buy a dinner. This trip from the home to the local town was life changing. My email is c4ler@me.com if anyone wants to ask me directly how special this place is. Thank you Julie! It was so great to meet you and I hope to see ya agin this summer!

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Julie Layman's reply:

And, thank you, Casey, for your comments and even offering to personally help future guests have their questions answered by you, who has experienced, first hand, Seas The Day and the local charm of Port St. Joe. Likewise, it was great to meet you and it would me my pleasure to host you and see you again this summer or anytime!

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Vannise Gillilan

Wonderful place to stay!    Jan 12, 2018

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I stayed here with a group of 22 ladies. The view was wonderful and the bed/bath set up was perfect. This house is fully furnished with everything you could possibly need. It is equipped with an elevator which is great for hauling up groceries but the stairs are roomy and easy to use with bulky items like suitcases and such. The owners were fabulous and great to work with. It is really evident just how much pride they have in this property. We are already planning our return trip for 2019!

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Julie Layman's reply:

We, truly, appreciate that you took the time to post a complimentary review. The most rewarding aspect, as owners who designed and built our home with the intent that others could share in all that the area has to offer, hearing that our guests, thoroughly, enjoyed themselves is priceless. Thank you! You and your group of friends were a pleasure to host! We look forward to having you as guests again!