“Carpe Diem” is a phrase in Latin for “seize the day”. It means, “live for the moment” and “make the most of each day”. The play on words here for Seas the Day is fitting since you may fulfill these dreams at this enchanting hospitable vacation home in Seacrest Beach. It is easy to do since it is located in the heart of paradise in a charming neighborhood directly across from an awesome community pool, which happens to be one of the largest in Northwest Florida. This swimming pool encompasses 12,000 square feet with a number of interconnected pools nestled together on multiple levels surrounded by a lushly landscaped tropical oasis. Waterfalls cascade down from one pool into another providing this luxurious lagoon type setting. A large fountain in one of the elevated pools provides a splendid spray that mists down from above. The pools include separate areas for children and adults with two additional lap pools provided for avid swimmers. This precious piece of paradise includes picnic pavilions, barbeque grills, walkways, gardens and a grassy amphitheater that stages occasional concerts. The beautiful beach is close by and neighborhood trams are readily available to whisk you there. Within minutes you may go from luxuriating in this fresh water oasis to taking a dip in the glowing gulf.
Seas the Day was completed in 2015 in a gracious Old Florida style that includes screened in porches below and covered breezy balconies above on both sides. Comfortable outdoor furnishings include a cushioned couch and seating, Adirondack chairs, a rocking chair and even a hanging porch swing. A large built-in gas grill on the back porch allows you to create your own version of a fun Surf n Turf meal. An outdoor shower nearby may be used to wash off sandy feet.
The interiors have pleasing pastel colors that provide a serene ambiance. Decorative art on the walls provide nautical seascape beach flair. The main open living area includes comfortable white furnishings with love seats and overstuffed chairs. A large wall mounted TV provides entertainment. The dining area has seating for eight beneath an elegant beaded vintage chandelier. The modern open kitchen includes gleaming stainless steel appliances, an island with raised unique tractor styled seats and sleek black countertops. Warm rich chocolate colored hardwood flooring flows throughout.
This home has four bedrooms with the ability to sleep up to 12 guests. Three of them are Master Bedrooms with king sized beds, TVs and full luxury baths en suite. One of these is on the first floor level and has access to the back porch. The other two are upstairs and have romantic attached balconies with one looking out over a forested setting and the other towards the pool. An adorable nautically inspired Kids Guest Quarters inspires a memorable slumber party with a double/twin bunk and a twin trundle. There is also a bonus bunk area with a twin bunk and twin day bed with a twin trundle.
Beach tram available seasonally (March-October)