SLEEPS 15 WITH CARRIAGE HOUSE

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SLEEPS 15 WITH CARRIAGE HOUSE

Watercolor House Rental Photos and Description

4br/4.5 Baths PLUS Private Carriage House And Tower Room W/ Add'l Sleeping Area

**Only 25% deposit due at time of booking if more than 30 days in advance. Balance due 30 days before arrival.

Vacationing in WaterColor, Florida with a large family or multiple families? If you have five-star tastes, the hotel bill can mount quickly. So why pay for multiple hotel rooms at the Water Color Resort & Inn when you can stay in a luxurious WaterColor home for less than the cost of just one expensive hotel room?

These were the thoughts that ran through our minds as we vacationed in the WaterColor/Seaside area for several years with our small children. But once we discovered that we could rent a large multi-million dollar home in WaterColor with gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, and other luxury amenities, we were hooked. We never booked another hotel room in the WaterColor area again.

Finally, in 2012, we decided to take the plunge and buy the vacation house of our dreams. We live in Louisville, Kentucky, but this truly is our home away from home. And rather than allow a property management company to rent our home to anyone who can afford the rates, we hope to attract guests who will treat our home with the same degree of care and respect that they exercise in their own homes.

Or are you looking for a luxurious experience in the WaterColor/Seaside area that you just can’t find by renting a hotel room?

Our dream vacation house is located at 36 Spartina Circle, in the heart of the Camp WaterColor district. And when we aren’t staying in our WaterColor dream house, we want you to enjoy it as much as we do. That’s why we’ve decided to rent our home.

Our WaterColor home has 4 full bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in the “main house” plus a built-in twin day bed adjacent to the upstairs master. But we also have a “carriage house” that works as the perfect solution for in-laws, grandparents or your nanny. The carriage house is a private studio apartment with a queen size bed, full bathroom, kitchenette, washer & dryer, mounted 32 inch flat panel tv, and lounging area.

Three bedrooms in the “main house” are equipped with 32 inch mounted televisions, full bathrooms, and king (2) or queen (1) beds . Each of the three bedrooms comfortably sleeps two adults per room.

The fourth bedroom is a very large “bunk room” with 4 built-in, QUEEN sized beds, three of which are equipped with individually mounted television. (The pictures don’t even come close to capturing how roomy these beds are.) We’ve found that the kids love to stay in the bunk room (which very comfortably sleeps 8 adults or even more kids) with the other kids when we have multiple families vacationing with us.

This beautiful WaterColor home is located in the Camp WaterColor district and is literally a stone’s throw to Camp WaterColor and right across the street from Camp WaterColor’s soccer field and fishing pond. If it takes you longer than 45 seconds to walk to Camp WaterColor, then you’re moving at a relaxed vacation pace. It’s that close.

Camp WaterColor has its owned heated pool, as well as tons of activities for the kids. But if you want to spend your time on Santa Rosa Beach, the WaterColor Beach Club, or WaterColor’s town center, you are just a short bike ride away. (And four adult bikes are included in your rental!!) Plus, if you ask someone to point you to the back way to Seaside, you’ll be able to enjoy all that Seaside has to offer as well.

As soon as you walk through the front door of our WaterColor home, you will feel a sense of calm and relaxation as cool undertones of sea blue and green surround you. The living room features beautiful white leather sofas where you can relax while watching the flat screen television mounted above the fireplace.

Off the living room is a screened in porch (one of four porches) where you will find yourself making smores in the outdoor fireplace or simply enjoying a quiet water color evening. With four porch areas, busy moms or dads can sneak away for private time to check e-mail, surf the internet or even read a book.

The gourmet kitchen, with its soaring ceiling, is a chef’s delight. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, gas stove-top and stand alone icemaker finish out the kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen and the dining area is a 1/2 bath, a laundry room with full washer and dryer, and a large closet for storing extra luggage.

Our WaterColor home features plenty of bedrooms to accommodate large groups. The first of two master bedrooms is located on the first floor. It features a king bed and mounted 32 inch flat screen television. It has a private bath with dual top vanity and beautiful and a spacious stand-up shower with multiple shower heads and a custom stone floor that naturally massages tired feet.

Also located on the first floor is a guest bedroom with a queen size bed, its own attached handicap accessible shower and a 32 inch mounted flat screen television.

Upstairs you will find the second master suite that features a king bed, 32 inch mounted flat screen television, private bath with tub and shower, and its own private screened in porch. Just outside the second floor master is a built-in day bed, perfect for a single adult or a child.

The second floor bunk room has four QUEEN beds (three of which have individually mounted televisions), large closet, in-room sink for nightly freshening and a full bath across the hall. Without a doubt, this room comfortably sleeps 8 adults –and even more children.

Another screened in porch with a ping-pong table and a home office with desk and wireless printer round out the second floor.

A spiral staircase leads to a soaring third floor “tower room” that is perfect for evening sunsets or for a kids tv and gaming headquarters. Not many WaterColor homes have the third floor tower feature, but it is one of our favorite places to hang out with the kids. And if you’re really trying to find places for guests to sleep, the tower room has two built-in padded sitting areas that double as futon-like beds.

Finally, the carriage house or nanny quarters has a private entrance, queen bed, full bathroom, kitchenette, breakfast nook, lounging area with a futon and a washer and dryer.

To summarize the available sleeping arrangements:

1st floor master: 2

1st floor guestroom: 2

2nd floor master: 2

2nd floor bunk room: 8

2nd floor day bed: 1

Carriage house: 2, plus potentially another on a futon

Tower room: 2 (although, in all fairness, I personally don’t think I would sleep there!)

Therefore, the house can sleep 17 guests comfortably and 2 uncomfortably. But, in my experience, the optimal number rests somewhere between 12-15 guests.

Home Highlights:

- Parking for 3 cars

- 4 Adult Bikes

- TV's in every bedroom

- Charcoal grill

- Additional daybed on 2nd floor

- Gated outdoor area in between home and carriage house

- Ping Pong table

- Additional sleeping area in enclosed tower- 2 Bench beds

- DVD movie collection for rainy days

- We have some books and magazines but feel free to bring more!

WaterColor Neighborhood Highlights:

- Named the #1 family vacation destination in the U.S.

- A 499 acre coastal resort and residential community

- Ideal bike community perfect for family getaways

- Pristine sugar sand beaches

- 4 swimming pools

- Award-winning tennis facilities

- Championship golf nearby

- World Famous Beach Club

- Unparalleled beachside, poolside and lakeside dining

- Acres of parks, gardens and foot paths

- Nearby state parks and preserves

Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, WaterColor is a celebrated coastal resort and residential town that eases into its natural surroundings with a uniquely Southern simplicity and grace. It cultivates a true sense of place that is timeless, authentic and welcoming for everyone. Classic Southern homesteads stand beneath a clear blue sky, amid more than 499 acres of thoughtfully planned neighborhoods, parks and trails situated between the Gulf of Mexico and a natural 220-acre coastal dune lake. Featuring nearly 1,200 homes and homesites, as well as a 60-room boutique inn honored as the region’s only AAA Four Diamond hotel, WaterColor offers a vibrant and colorful collection of the area’s best amenities, activities and services.

Book this Florida beach rental for Spring Break now!!

Keywords: Home near Wood Fern Park , Camp Watercolor, Close to tennis courts, Close to Seaside, Close to beach, Close to Boathouse, Close to Town Center, Spring Break, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 30A Songwriters Festival

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Larry Jones

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My name is Larry Jones and I live in Louisville, Kentucky, where I am the founding member of an 11 attorney law firm (www.the-recall-lawyers.com). I married my law school sweetheart, Allison, who now serves as a Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge.

After vacationing in the area with our small children for several years, we decided to buy our dream home in WaterColor.

We tried using a property management company for the first year, but it just didn't work out. Sure, the property management company rented it out for about 22 weeks in 2012, but we just weren't happy with the way the company treated us or our guests.

So we've decided to rent the house fewer weeks this year and select good quality guests who will not abuse the property.

With keyless entry codes, we can assign your unique code for your stay from the comfort of our own home in Kentucky. Nonetheless, we have a local manager who will be available in case of some unforeseen emergency.

Larry Jones purchased this house in 2011

The 30A area is such a special place for us. I can remember the first time I drove in to the WaterColor neighborhood. We came over the bridge by Western Lake and saw the sun glistening off both the ocean and the lake water. The beautiful white sand dunes are truly a work of nature. To this day, I still treasure that view as we visit our WaterColor home.

But beyond the initial view, I remember immediately noticing the pristine, finely manicured green grass at the WaterColor entrance. Adults and kids alike on bicycles everywhere! I felt like I was transformed back to what I envisioned the 1950's were like. Everyone seemed just so happy and relaxed. And that's how I feel every time we visit our vacation home.

The location of this property is superb. We are at the very beginning of Phase II. When we were renters, we once stayed in a property right near Town Center. But the Phase 1 houses just aren't as big, aren't as nice, and are overpriced.

After staying in Phase 1 for one season, we discovered the Camp WaterColor District. We were in love with it. You're still just minutes away from the beach and Town Center by bicycle. But you're closer to a pool than if you stay in Town Center. And you're closer to the Publix Grocery store. And you're actually much, much closer to Seaside if you ask someone to show you the 'cut-through' that is right off of Western Lake Drive.

So when it came time to buy, we chose the Camp District, but on the side closest to the beach and Town Center. We are right across the street from the Camp's lake, park, and soccer fields. And the pool is probably 45 seconds away on foot. I really don't think there is a better location. But perhaps I'm biased. :)

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Sleeps 15 with Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Watercolor South Walton
Gulf Breeze, Florida
5

Girlfriend gathering

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This property was perfect for the 7 women, 70+ in age, who enjoyed a long weekend getaway. Friends since childhood, we found there was plenty of room for visiting, plus there were enough beds that we didn't have to share, which we prefer not to do. The owner was accommodating to our arrival & departure times. Some of the cookware needed to be updated, but we didn't need it so much, as we mostly dined out. A big plus was an ample supply of bath linens.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Really sorry to hear about the cookware. By the end of the season, sometimes things disappear :( But we will be sure to restock with more cookware when we visit in a couple of weeks!!

Thanks again and I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Watercolor South Walton
Boston
5

Great place to vacation. Owner was great.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We just got back from staying at this amazing house! It was great!! The kids loved the bunk room with the built in T.V's. The place was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The owner of this property was great! He was beyond helpful and very accommodating ! We had to rent a Monday- Monday and he was great about that. Also this house came with beach club access which was a plus. This was our fourth trip from Boston to Watercolor and this was one of our favorite houses!!! Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Watercolor South Walton
United States
5

amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We stayed in this house over spring break. We had 14 people. It was absolutely perfect for what we needed it for. It was close enough to the beach, seaside, and to the tennis courts. Loved that it had 4 bikes with the house. Of course we rented more from Big Fish. Everything was perfect. Will definitely stay here again.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed WaterColor and our home. See you next year!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Watercolor South Walton
Preher
5

Where Luxury and Comfort Meet!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Our stay at 36 Spartina Circle could not have been better! The home is beautifully decorated and is a great place to gather with friends or family. From the large kitchen to gather, cook or play games to the quaint porch to wind down the evening with a cozy fire. The home is so comfortable but luxurious at the same time.

We enjoyed the walks, bike rides and pool that was so conveniently located. The shopping and restaurants that were all within a nice walk or express car ride were wonderful as well.

We would highly recommend this lovely vacation home for your next getaway to the beach!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Watercolor South Walton
Kentucky
5

Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
This is an immaculate home with all of the amenities. It is close to everything including Seaside. The fireplace on the screened in porch is wonderful and relaxing. Everything we needed was in the house. We like to eat in most of the time and we were very happy with the kitchen supplies. The beds are the most comfortable beds on which we've ever slept. The owner was responsive with questions we had before and during our stay. In short, we loved this home and the location. We highly recommend it!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
NW Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
County Highway 30A
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
WaterColor/Seaside
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Wine Bar -WaterColor
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pizza By The Sea
Car: not necessary

Located on northwest florida’s gulf coast, watercolor is a celebrated coastal resort and residential town that eases into its natural surroundings with a uniquely southern simplicity and grace. It cultivates a true sense of place that is timeless, authentic and welcoming for everyone. Classic southern homesteads stand beneath a clear blue sky, amid more than 499 acres of thoughtfully planned neighborhoods, parks and trails situated between the gulf of mexico and a natural 220-acre coastal dune lake. Featuring nearly 1,200 homes and homesites, as well as a 60-room boutique inn honored as the region’s only aaa four diamond hotel, watercolor offers a vibrant and colorful collection of the area’s best amenities, activities and services.

This property is literally a stone's throw from camp watercolor and just minutes from the tennis courts, the beach, the watercolor beach club, watercolor town center, the boathouse and seaside. Also, a fresh water pond is directly across the street and provides many hours of relaxing fishing.

The kids can walk right across the street and be on the camp watercolor perfectly manicured soccer/field hockey/lacrosse field in about 15 seconds! It's that close.

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Availability & Rates

Watercolor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring Break 2014
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 26 2014
$5,500
7 nights
 
 
4/27-5/16
Apr 27 2014 - May 16 2014
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
5/17-5/30
May 17 2014 - May 30 2014
$5,500
7 nights
 
 
5/31-6/27
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$6,500
7 nights
 
 
4th of July Week
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 4 2014
$7,500
7 nights
 
 
July 5-31
Jul 5 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$6,500
7 nights
 
 
August
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 15 2014
$5,750
7 nights
 
 
August 2
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$4,750
7 nights
 
 
September
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 13 2014
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$4,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable damage deposit $100.00 + Tax
Cleaning fee $350.00 + Tax
Amenities Fee (per WaterColor policy) $245.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 1st Floor Guest - toilet , shower , Roomy, accessible, luxury shower, sink, toilet and closet
    1st floor kitchen area - toilet , Toilet and glass vessel sink.
    2nd Floor Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity, toilet, tub/shower combo
    Carriage House - toilet , shower , Roomy with very nice vanity
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - Very nice nighttime vessel sink washing area in bunk room
    2nd Floor Bunk Room Hall - toilet , shower , Spacious full bathroom, vessel, vanity outside bunk room
    1st Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , 5-star bathroom w/ double vessel vanity and luxury shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • 1st Floor Master - 1 king
    1st Floor Guest - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Master - 1 king
    2nd Floor Hallway Day Bed - 1 twin/ single , Built-in day bed
    Carriage House - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Tower Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Frankly, unless I was a child, I wouldn't sleep here
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - 4 queen , Four queen beds in very spacious built-in luxury 'bunks'
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Bicycles ...
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
WaterColor currently charges $35 per night for an amenities fee, for rental guests. This is not a per person charge; rather, it is per house.
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