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Win a 5-night Beach Vacation in a Perfect Cottage in Seaside, Florida

December 24, 2014 by SoWal Staff

SoWal.com and Homeowner’s Collection are giving one lucky winner a 5 night stay in a fun and funky retro cottage in Seaside. Total value is $5,000, including $800 in gifts from some our favorite shops and restaurants. We'll choose a winner at random on Nov. 28, 2014.

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The new urban town of Seaside is famous for its front porches, picket fences and pastel cottages, and as the setting for The Truman Show movie. Reminiscent of the pastel-colored Florida beach houses of the 1940s, our giveaway is at "Cabana Fever", located steps from Scenic 30A, the Natchez Beach Pavilion, and the Westside pool, and sits directly across from the Truman House.

The three bedroom cottage is furnished with vintage rattan and 1940’s club chairs alongside contemporary classics for a breezy, eclectic vibe. Many charming items were found at estate sales and antique shops. Lovingly selected artwork ranges from whimsical paint-by-number nautical pieces, to pop art, to antique collectibles.

Cabana Fever was extensively renovated in 2012 and maintains the vision of an old Florida beach house while introducing new appliances and electronics. A fireplace was added and the bathrooms were upgraded with marble, subway tiles, a skylight and a bay window. The ocean colors of aquas and blues were intensified throughout. You'll enjoy two queen bedrooms and a third bedroom with two twins in this original, stylish cottage.

Some of our excellent SoWal Partners have generously come together to make the perfect Seaside vacation in South Walton!

Bud & Alley's - $100
Experience sunset from the best spot in Seaside at Bud & Alley’s Rooftop Bar while sipping on drinks and sampling their famed Smoked Tuna Dip. Bud & Alley’s supports local farmers and fisherman with their award winning farm-to-sea-to-table fare.  

Great Southern Café - $50
Enjoy Chef Jim Shirley’s legendary Grits A Ya-Ya at his Seaside restaurant inside or on the patio while sipping on a Bloody Mary that’s a meal in itself-it comes with a dash of horseradish and a skewer of spiced beans, pickled okra, olives and pepperoncini.

The Bay - $50
Jim Shirley’s newest restaurant addition sits at the edge of the Choctawhatchee Bay where patrons can boat or paddle to the dock and devour a fresh take on Fried Okra that’s been sliced vertically, battered and fried. If you’re feeling adventurous order the Point Washington rolls stuffed with alligator.

La Vie Est Belle - $250
Achieve A-list Gypset style in designer Wendy Mignot’s trademark Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry. Wendy and her husband, Jean-Noel, share their ‘pearl love’ through their charitable contributions to the community.  

Fitness Fetish - $100
For the last 20 years, this Seaside icon has been outfitting beach bums and athletes alike with the gear they need to look and feel their best. Pick up Trina Turk activewear and Salt Life gear, perfect for a yoga sesh on the beach or relaxing in the sand.

Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts- $100
The same couple that brought Fitness Fetish to Seaside 20 years ago didn’t just stop at loungewear. At Shimmering Seas, John and Laurie Olshefski also offer jewelry and gifts that represent life by the sea, including Pandora, Waxing Poetic and Alex and Ani.

Fusion Art Glass - $100
Walk into Fusion Art Glass and you may feel overjoyed from all the bright, happy colors exploding like a kaleidoscope. Featuring American made glass art, this unique boutique houses goods from everyday glassware to exquisite chandeliers. Stained glass night-lights and one-of-a-kind jewelry make shopping here fun.

Duckie's Shop of Fun - $25
Feel like a kid again at Duckie’s, where you’ll find whimsical toys that are eco-friendly and perfect for learning through play. Pick up silly stuff like Bacon Bandages or layettes for little ones in this one stop shop for kids and kids-at-heart.

Mercantile - $25
Mercantile, Duckie’s sister store, carries gifts made by local artists, resort wear, jewelry, quality leather goods and even baby cowboy boots-all with a healthy dose of Americana. Look for wood painted signs depicting marine life and faith-inducing quotes.

Seaside Transit Authority Enjoy bike rentals for four, ideal for cruising through Seaside during a week of dining, shopping and beach-bumming.

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