When residents aren't using their pricey one- to six-bedroom, porticoed, faux-Victorian cottages, they rent them out. Homes have fully equipped kitchens, TV/VCR/DVDs, and vacuum cleaners and are a perfect option for a family vacation or a large group. And the rental agency helps by throwing in a bottle of wine, golf discounts, bicycles, and other perks. With gulf breezes blowing off the water and proximity to unspoiled, sugar-white beaches, Seaside is an attractive vacation
destination. And there are over 200 different properties to choose from, sleeping from 2 to 14 people. What you won't find are the comforts of a full-service hotel.