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Gulf View. House Beautiful Magazine. Short walk to new Restaurants

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Luxurious home, exquisitely designed and decorated. Featured in House Beautiful Magazine September '09 issue, & featured on HGTV website . Four bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, sleeps 8. Two master bedroom suites(one up one down), plus two bedrooms suitable for adults or children. Original artwork throughout, two surround sound stereo systems, plasma or LCD TVs in all rooms, state of art technology throughout. Fully equipped gourmet Viking kitchen & grill, a cook's & entertainer's dream!

Situated on nature preserve, view of Gulf of Mexico from most windows and covered decks. Short nature walk along boardwalk to beach & pools. Kayak in lake or Gulf, and bike along bike paths. Enjoy the beautiful Gulf sunsets from several decks. This home is the perfect luxurious getaway for one or two families. 4 bicycles provided. See our 3 minute video above.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Peter Bauer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Peter Bauer

We are Nancy & Peter Bauer. We live in Marietta, Georgia. Peter is a chiropractor and real estate investor. Nancy works in public relations/marketing communications. We live a healthy and active life and love to spend time with family, friends and traveling.

Peter Bauer purchased this house in 2008

Why Peter Bauer chose South Walton

There are many reasons we chose to build our vacation home at WaterSound. Aside from the great never crowded beaches, weather, restaurants, and 30A culture, the area we are in is like living in a nature preserve, very peaceful and with lots of open space.

What makes this house unique

Time spent at our house is time enjoying the beauty and comfort of the house itself, great walks in nature, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, great meals cooked at home or in the many local restaurants, and meeting interesting people from all over.


WaterSound Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • All bathrooms are marble tiled with showers. One bathtub/shower is in bedroom #3 downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs master suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs extra long twins. Can be made into a King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size quality sleeper/sofa with pillow top
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) These are designed to transform to king if preferred. Are length of normal king., (1) Queen size sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Home exquisitely & professionally designed and decorated, featured in September '09 House Beautiful magazine, and on featured home . Fully equipped, gourmet chef's dream Viking kitchen. Two master bedroom suites. State of art technology. Media room/Kids room/bedroom. Very quiet. Still lots of land between homes in our section which is called 'the Peninsula'. Restaurants, pools and beach in walking distance.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Gulf View. House Beautiful Magazine. Short walk to new Restaurants
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our family of four + mother-in-law. We had lots of room and loved having separate patios and indoor living spaces. During afternoon rest times, everyone had their own space to read, watch TV, nap. The kitchen and dining area were concept, making family meal times easy. Daily staples (e.g., salt, sugar, dishwasher detergent) were available for use, which is immensely helpful in avoiding grocery purchases that will just be tossed at the week's end.

The owner was very responsive, before and during our stay. A toilet was running upon our check in, and the home's caretaker quickly scheduled their handyman to come to the house. All were very friendly and professional.

Our family rents a home a few times a year. It is a disappointment when your vacation is spent in a home that is not as nice as your own. I would be surprised if anyone felt this way about this home. It is a luxury beach home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved it. All of our guests seem to feel that way but it is always great to hear the details. Thanks a lot!
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Washington, DC

Picture Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family has visited the 30A/Seaside/Rosemary Beach area at least once each year for the last 6 years and this house was by far the most amazing place we have stayed.

You simply will not find another location as well-suited as this place for a beach getaway. The house and gated community have access to multiple pools, a secluded beach, walking/biking paths, outdoor activities, lakes, and the area's many great eating spots. The house itself is incredible - multiple porches, Viking appliances, walk-in showers, and the most amazing video/audio/lighting set-up that I've seen. I highly reccomend this place for couples or families of all ages.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carbondale, IL

Terrific Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home became the backdrop for our first family vacation with our one year old son. The house is really spectacular with a countless number of high end finishes. We have stayed in a number of houses along 30A and in Watersound (various neighborhoods) and this house is by far the best maintained we have ever rented. The kitchen is amazing and the pool and beach are within close proximity. The owner is probably the very best we have ever rented from in our experience. We had to delay our arrival by one day due to a death in the family and he was fantastic to work with- and even checked on us during our stay to make sure everything was going well. This house will definitely be at the top of our list for future trips!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin every year

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Destin every year and decided to try something different. What an awesome week away from the traffic and congestion! The house was amazing for the 8 of us, from ages 12 to 72. The beach was perfect - clear blue water, white sand, no crowds, sunsets, and crab hunting at night. We plan to stay here every year!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Not on beachfront but nice walk to beach. Quiet neighborhood not busy with tourists. House has everything you would need and then some. Very nice bikes come with house. Beach club not necessary but very nice add on. Guests will need car. Matching master sites great for girls trips. Third bedroom has two twin beds that are very comfortable!! Fourth bedroom has pull out sofa. Every room has very nice bathroom attached. You will not find a nicer house on 30A for price. If you have small children do beach club and use car to drive there.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Melle, MO

A Really Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

If you are entertaining at the beach or want a place to take your family for the holidays this would be a great home for that kind of stay. We've stayed in South Walton for the last six years on our summer holiday. Usually we go to either Watersound or Blue Mountain Beach. The resort itself is very high end, the service is impeccable. (Pay for the beach club. Fantastic food and drink. Danny and Dave will see to it that you never want to go home.) Generally we do not have concierge service, which was available with this property. I appreciate the owner offering the service and they were there to greet us when we reached the door. The pros for this house are, it really is incredibly beautiful. The kitchen has won awards and with good reason. While it is not large, it FEELS large due to the open concept living area. The house is full of natural light and very soothing with miles of covered porch and decks with comfortable chairs. The master suite we stayed in had a very comfortable bed, nice linens, beautiful art and a ceiling fan that was whisper quiet. (Might not seem important but in a house with vaulted ceilings it counts for a great deal!) The owner left a few things for us to use in the pantry. (I truly appreciate not having to run out and buy every spice in creation when I am on vacation so that I can cook!) Also, the wine cooler was a very nice touch. The bathrooms, all of them, were high end, modern and spotless. The 'family' bathroom off the media room is remarkable and was deemed the favorite by my 24 year old daughter who claimed it quickly. There is shaded parking under a pergola covered space. The owner was easy to deal with and communicated regularly. He also checked to make sure we had arrived and were comfortable. The only additional information I think I traveler should have is that this house is not beachfront and three new homes have now been built partially blocking the view. The owner did tell us that there were houses there so the view had changed before we rented. The walk to the beach is five minutes (we timed it and were moving at a good clip). If beachfront is not important to you then rent this home before anything else at Watersound. Take your family and enjoy a great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
1/4 mile "The Hub" restaurants, bar & entertainmen
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Hub, and Crust Italian at the pool
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Short walk or drive from the house
Car: necessary

Location: WaterSound Beach, Beaches of South Walton, Florida, North West, Florida, USA (1/2 mile to Prominence, 3 Miles to Rosemary Beach, 5 miles to Seaside)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Mini Golf


Rates & Availability

WaterSound Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $325
Tax Rate 11.0%

4th of July week, 7/2-9 is $4,550 plus taxes and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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