Pleasure Principal Santa Rosa Beach

Seaside "Pleasure Principal"| 2 BR | 3 Bath |Sleeps 6| Pet Friendly | Bikes!

Pets Welcome







Located in a secluded, central spot in the heart of Seaside, Pleasure Principal is a classic, old Florida cottage with a large, inviting screened porch. The beach is one block away down the sand path walkway between Pensacola and Odessa streets. The westside pool is at the corner only steps away. The shops and restaurants of Seaside are a five-minute walk or a one-minute bike ride. Pleasure Principal is a “dog-trot” design, divided through the middle by a porch that opens the house to salty gulf breezes and looks out to a side yard with saw palmetto, muscadine vines, sand live oaks, sand pines, sago palms, beauty berry, and southern magnolias. The owner describes the sensibility of Pleasure Principal as “cracker Caribbean,” which was inspired by the rural homesteads of north Florida melded with the island architecture of the West Indies. It’s not about fancy stuff, but the right stuff—dine or socialize on the porch, shower outdoors without being an exhibitionist, cool off under ceiling fans, grill in the yard beneath a tree canopy, gaze at constellations in the night sky from the tower. These are the kinds of beach experiences Pleasure Principal affords. It’s like a big wooden beach tent with modern amenities. The name is a twist on a psychology term popularized in the 1960s—pleasure principle: the instinctive drive to seek pleasure and avoid pain, expressed by the id as a basic motivating force that reduces psychic tension. Principle is morphed to principal, so there’s a shift from idea to leadership position. You get the idea. And there is no better mantra for a perfect vacation than seeking pleasure and avoiding pain.

Pleasure Principal has two bedroom suites on the second floor. Each has a full bath, flat panel smart TV with streaming capability, and lots of privacy because the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the porch. The front bedroom has a queen bed, and opens to a private screened porch. The rear bedroom has a queen bed and a side niche with a desk. The tower, with dramatic views of the gulf and town, is accessed via a spiral stair adjacent to the rear bedroom. The living room has a sleeper sofa that folds out to make a full bed. There’s a full bath across the porch on the first floor. So, when needed, the living room can function as a makeshift third bedroom, suitable for kids or teenagers, allowing the house to sleep a maximum of six people (a combination of adults and kids totaling 6, but not ideal for 6 adults). Every room in the house features ceiling fans and opens directly to the outdoors. The kitchen/dining area is located across the porch opposite the living room. It has an electric oven and cooktop, dishwasher, and microwave, and features a vintage, Old Florida ambiance with vinyl flooring, a ceramic countertop, and open shelving embellished with a collection of vintage cookware and bric-a-brac. There are two large dining tables, one in the kitchen that sits six, and the other on the porch that sits eight. In addition to flat panel smart TVs with cable and streaming; a DVD player; a VHS tape player; wi-fi with excellent coverage throughout, including the porch; a stereo system you can plug your iPhone or MP3 player into; there’s a supply of old-fashioned board games, jigsaw puzzles, trashy pulp fiction for leisurely beach reading, a large movie library of VHS tapes, and the walls are covered with original art.

For a clear description on the unique layout of this cottage please call Sandpiper Vacation Rentals.

*Please note we automatically include the cost of swim and fitness passes to our Seaside reservations. This charge is optional with Sandpiper Vacation Rentals and listed as part of the “HOST FEES" in VRBO’s cost breakdown. The cost for this cottage is $47/day. Please call us if you would like to remove this charge after booking.
*This home does allow one small (25lb or less), non-shedding dog for a $250 pet fee added to the initial on-line booking
*2 complimentary bikes



  • Non smoking only
  • Pets considered
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deadbolt lock on entryway
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
Health And Safety
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • No-contact check-in and check-out
  • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • High Speed Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Bank
  • Area FitnessCenter
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Movie Theatres
  • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • Deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Shared Pool
  • Tennis
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Playground
  • Near Beach
  • Close to Town
  • Near Park
  • Satellite TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo System
  • WiFi
  • 2 Bikes Included
Beach Town
  • Beach Town - Seaside
  • DiningSeats - 6
  • DisplayRate - From $250-$500/nt
  • LocationField - Sandpiper Vacation Rentals
Special Amenity
  • Special Amenity - Not Used
  • View - Town View
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Summer II 7/6/2024 - 8/2/2024 3 $500 $3500
Summer III 8/3/2024 - 8/16/2024 3 $325 $2275
Fall 8/17/2024 - 8/29/2024 3 $325 $2275
Holidays 8/30/2024 - 9/1/2024 3 $400
Fall 9/2/2024 - 9/20/2024 3 $325 $2275
Holidays 9/21/2024 - 10/11/2024 3 $400 $2800
Fall 10/12/2024 - 11/4/2024 3 $283 $2150
Winter 11/5/2024 - 11/22/2024 3 $200 $1400
Holidays 11/23/2024 - 11/29/2024 3 $400 $2800
Winter 11/30/2024 - 12/20/2024 3 $200 $1400
Holidays 12/21/2024 - 1/1/2025 3 $400 $2800
Winter 1/2/2025 - 2/28/2025 3 $200 $1400 $6000
Early Spring 3/1/2025 - 3/7/2025 3 $300 $2100
Spring Break 3/8/2025 - 4/4/2025 3 $450 $3150
Late Spring 4/5/2025 - 5/23/2025 3 $400 $2800 $12000
Summer I 5/24/2025 - 6/27/2025 3 $525 $3675 $15750
Peak Summer 6/28/2025 - 7/4/2025 3 $575 $4025
Summer II 7/5/2025 - 8/1/2025 3 $525 $3675

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