WATERCOLOR 'BOATHOUSE' PH 1 746 WESTERN LK DR 5 BR 5 BA

Scott Murphy

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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WATERCOLOR 'BOATHOUSE' PH 1 746 WESTERN LK DR 5 BR 5 BA

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5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 14-15

Welcome to the 'BOAT HOUSE'! This luxury five bedroom home and carriage house is ideally located in phase I of the WATERCOLOR RESORT - 2 BLOCK'S FROM THE OCEAN, WATERCOLOR BEACH CLUB, TOWN CENTER SHOPPING, EATERIES, and the BAIT HOUSE MARINA. Additionally, all the best that HISTORIC SEASIDE Village has to offer is within a five minute walk.

Your accommodation INCLUDES access to the exclusive ocean front WATERCOLOR BEACH CLUB. The two story beachside grill overlooks a large sunning deck and pool ... just one of the FOUR RESORT POOLS from which to choose during your stay.

Our PERSONAL CONCEIRGE will greet you upon check -in to answer questions and assist with arrangements for special interests.

Nostalgic sea vessels inspired the seafarer décor of this spacious home. Features include 10' ceilings throughout, wide pine stained floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, travertine marble floored bathrooms, walk -in closets and abundant outdoor rooms. A twin bedroom (with trundles) on the main floor doubles as a sun filled second gathering room. The open family room, dining area and kitchen that spans the entire length of the first floor offer ample seating for family and friends to share meals together. Enjoy outdoor dinning as three sets of double doors lead directly from the kitchen to an expansive screened porch and enjoy picnicking on the large deck between the main and guest house.

Upstairs, TWO KING SUITES easily access a large screened porch - fully equipped for an ongoing 'PING- PONG' challenge. All upstairs bedrooms have private baths. Kids will delightfully drift off to sleep in the custom built 'ROW BOAT' bunk. The downstairs twin bedroom has dual access to the mainfloor full bath.

Off street parking is available both in front and behind the house which includes one covered space.

Detached stairs behind the main house lead to the large sunning deck of the Carriage house. This ONE BEDROOM CARRIAGE HOUSE offers a PRIVATE BEDROOM, FULL BATH, DEN and FULL KITCHEN (DISHWASHER, COOKTOP, CONVECTION OVEN, and FULL FRIG.), all with the same luxury details as the main house. King bed can be sperated for twins with advanced notice.

The WaterColor resort offers miles of walking and biking trails that meander across bridges and through the naturally preserved sea pines. Should you tire from the beach, drop a line from the fishing dock and take in the serenity of beautiful Western Lake within an easy stroll through meticulously groomed botanical gardens.

** FOR 'INDESCRIBABLE' OCEAN FRONT ACCOMMODATIONS PLEASE CONSIDER OUR THREE BEDROOM CONDO WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS IN THE SISTER COMMUNITY OF WATERSOUND -just 5 miles east. VRBO #40985

Keywords: Luxury Beach House

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Scott, hi...just wanted to thank you for providing such a great spot! We loved the Boathouse. Smiles, TS
Mar 2012
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We invite you to create wonderful memories......

Scott Murphy purchased this house in 2000

WaterColor is voted one of the best family vacation destinations in the USA by Travel and Leisure magazine.

Unique custom built boat beds

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136571vb
770-309-1329
Watercolor South Walton
Southeast
3

NOT WHAT EXPECTED

  • 3 of 5
This rental was our 4th in the area of Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Watercolor. It was clean and adequately maintained. However, for the investment in a Christmas vacation, for the extended family,
It was sub standard. Kitchen equipment, pots and pans either did not exist or were in terrible shape. Only 2 kitchen dish towels and one pot holder which we finally found in the carriage house kitchen. We did call concierge. Instead of delivering more basic kitchen equipment as promised the next day, I received voicemails about the problem. With very poor cell service, Christmas day, we gave up. The
Week we stayed was very cold. We found one extra blanket. The towels and wash cloths were in
Such bad shape they should have been a sacrificial offering in a bonfire. Last, the Watercolor Resort
Did not consider us to be members for their fitness Equipment. They required us to pay, which we were
Not willing to do as this was expressed as a part of the original package. The house is conveniently located for Seaside and Watercolor. That is the best I can offer.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate you advising us that the kitchen and linens were not properly stocked in our home and that the concerige service failed to adequately satisfy those concerns. Please refer to your original rental contract and note that paid fees for use of the Watercolor fitness center were never offered.
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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136571vb
770-309-1329
Watercolor South Walton
Atlanta, GA
5

GREAT HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed in Watercolor a lot and this is a great house. The location is excellent to walk to Seaside and the Watercolor Beach Club. Very clean and well maintained. Everything in working order. I would highly recommend this property.
My only complaint is the somewhat slow response of the "Concierge" service Swantree. We had to call several times when we were missing dish towels and oven mits for the kitchen. We also found someone else's personal property on premises, called them, and they never showed up (as promised) to collect it.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback on Swantree's service.
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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136571vb
770-309-1329
Watercolor South Walton
Atlanta
5

SPRING BREAK 2012

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at Boathouse for our 2012 Spring break. My 79 yr old mother was able to enjoy some peace and quiet with her own personal space in the carriage house over the garage. We also had plenty of space (in addition to our family of 4) for our friend and her daughter and still had a bedroom to spare! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the the boat shaped bunk beds. We couldn't believe how easy it was to skip out the back door to the shops at Seaside Beach!! The house was beautiful and clean, the beds were comfortable and the ping pong table made for some fun nights! We really enjoyed our week and will come back again soon!!!! We highly recommend the house.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136571vb
770-309-1329
Watercolor South Walton
Panama City, Fl.
4

BOATHOUSE

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed staying at the house. We owned a house on Western Lake and rented it for 3 years. Some staples that we supplied for our renters were, garbage bags, paper towels,napkins,laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher cleaner, foil and ziplocks. So when we arrived at your house, I was disappointed that there were none of these items left in the house. Also the toaster didn't work, which I read in other reviews from your previous renters. I know you said they could have called Swantree and one would be delivered but no one wants to do that. We had a Cuisinart toaster in our house and never had a problem. The windowsills in the master bedroom had a ton of dust on them and there were stains on the matress pad in the smaller master bedroom. These are just a few things that as a previous owner I would have liked to have known, hope you do too. You have a great house in the perfect location. We wouldn't stay anywhere other than Western Lake Drive!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We depend upon our guests to point out anything which would make their stay more enjoyable . We have encouraged our housekeepers to give attention to the standards in cleaning our home. You should have been supplied with the initial sample conveniences of dishwashing soap, paper towels, soap, shampoo and laundry detergent as well as a useful toaster. Our concierge service is contracted as a convenient point of contact to personally address any of your needs and we do encourage our guests to give them an opportunity to provide you their services.
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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136571vb
770-309-1329
Watercolor South Walton
Kentucky
5

LOVELY!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week in the Boathouse and are already looking at our calendars for next year. We vacationed with our extended family and our party of 6 adults and 4 children had room to spare. With the carriage house, we had king suites for each couple. The 3 youngest boys all loved the bunk room (and had to rotate turns for the top bunk). We made use of the beautiful kitchen and dining room, including a birthday dinner for one of the kids. We especially appreciated the close proximity to the beach and to Seaside as well as the bicycles that were provided. We had several friends staying in Destin for the same week and we invited them to visit us there. They were very impressed and are interested in renting in the future.

The only suggestion I have would be wheelchair accessibility for the outside. My teenage son is able to maneuver a couple of stairs with some assistance but a small ramp at one entrance would open your wonderful home to even more families. The spacious downstairs bedroom and bathroom with walk in shower are already easily accessible.

Thank you so much!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - we look forward to having you back real soon.
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Watercolor 'Boathouse' Ph 1 746 Western Lk Dr 5 BR 5 BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p136571vb
770-309-1329
Watercolor South Walton
Kentucky
5

PERFECT TRIP

  • 5 of 5
The home was perfect for our family and was very nice. The location allowed easy access to all of Watercolor and to Seaside (there is a crossover to Seaside right behind the house). By having the carriage house made into a King bed, we had 3 king suites plus the two rooms for the kids (twin room and bunk room). We never wanted for space or bathroom access. Having the bikes provided with the house was great and biking around Watercolor and Seaside, along with the beach, turned out to be a favorite part of the trip. The owner and concierge were all easy to work with. We are already planning our next trip back to Watercolor.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future!
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The Red Bar
"You will not find white linen tablecloths - but the food is great - very casual atmosphere ..."
Bud & Alley's Restaurant
"A must do - great food and awesome view of the gulf from their second floor/rooftop bar."
Cafe Tango
"Very nice for date night. Small quaint place with excellent food. Definitely make a reservat..."
Angelinas Pizzeria & Pasta
"This is always on our list during our stay. Great kids place - pizza and pasta. Casual dining."
Modica Market
"More than a grocery store - unique, hard to find items, hand cut steaks, pre-made meals and ..."
Bruno's Pizza
"best pizza delivery"
Borago Restaurant
"good for family but better for couples night. Great seafood and local dishes."
Pizza by the Sea
"We love to walk over and have a good brick oven pizza near the shops of seaside."
Sundog Books
"great bookstore and upstairs is a coffee house"
Cafe Thirty-A
"Cafe 30-A is a iconic fixture on the 30-A strip - high-priced dining - reservation is a good..."
Barefoot Barbeque
"best BBQ in Seaside/30-A"
723 Whiskey Bravo
"Relative new - been there twice and loved it each time"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Watercolor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 17 2014 - Aug 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,900
 
 
Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 11 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2015
May 16 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
4th of July week
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
Flat fee
 
 
4th of July 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage waiver $49.00 + Tax
Departure Clean $325.00 + Tax
Resort fee $70.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 12% tax, resort amenity fee and damage waiver fee not include in base rates above.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 Carriage House - toilet , combination tub/shower , also has full laundry
  • There are also TWO outdoor showers
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins each with twin trundle
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2 twins in boat bunk and 1 addl twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - carriage house - 1 king , can be made as 2 twins
    Carriage House Liv Rm - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 club chairs pull out to twin beds
  • King size beds (3) bedroom in carriage house can be made up as two twins or one king, Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) 2 trundles and 2 fold out twins, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Ping Pong table for great family fun
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