About the property
- Condo2500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 28 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
Best Panoramic 270 Gulf views in Watersound Beach! * 4 Free Bikes * 3-sided wrap-around balcony. Brand new SubZero refrigerator!
At Breathtaking we have the largest 3bdrm in Watersound Beach at 2500 sqft!! Breathtaking has the best floor plan in Watersound, on the 3rd floor for fantastic unobstructed views, a wraparound 3-sided balcony, and the best sweeping 270-degree Gulf views in Watersound Beach - you can have it all!
WATERSOUND BEACH - This beautiful three bedroom, third-story, breathtaking 270-degree UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW, BEACH VACATION GETAWAY, located OCEANFRONT on SCENIC Highway 30-A, is DIRECT BEACHFRONT!
Equisitely decorated and fully equipped with everything to make your vacation a memorable and wonderful event.
Only two miles to SEASIDE, WATERCOLOR, and SEAGROVE VILLAGE with all the local casual and fine dining. Only three miles to ROSEMARY BEACH. Right in the heart of all the sparkling BEACHES of the EMERALD COAST, right off magnificent highway THIRTY-A in beautiful SOUTH WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Be prepared for the 'breathtaking' views that await you the instant you step into this luxurious, gulf front condo, in the complex of Compass Pointe II, located in the private and gated community of WaterSound Beach.
Sitting directly overlooking a private, pristine beach front, Compass Pointe II provides the perfect location for enjoying Mother Nature's glory. Elevators take you to your third floor unit making this location convenient for everyone.
Creatively designed and impressively decorated, 'Breathtaking' provides a spacious great room where you have a front row seat to the 180 degree view of the Gulf, the beach and the natural vegetation amidst the dunes and walkways along the beachfront. Exquisitely decorated with a large great room that includes the living area,dining area and upscale 'Viking Professional' line kitchen with granite bar and stainless appliances and 'no walls' to obstruct your views.
Luxuriate in the grand master bedroom suite with its four-poster, Tommy Bahama bed, sitting area and adjoining private bath with a Jacuzzi plus a large, walk-in shower. Awake to views of the emerald green waters or go out on the porch accessible from your bedroom. A guest suite with Queen bed and private bath also offers incredible gulf views and access to the gulf front porch. A third bedroom suite features a Queen bed plus a Twin bed and trundle - great room for another adult couple or for the kids to enjoy.
Relax on the tiled, wrap-around porch while that overlooks the gulf front pool and provides the best location for gazing out across the magnificent beachfront. Beach walkway is just steps from your door and the community clubhouse and pool is 100 yards away.
For your swimming pleasure, three pools are available for your use. There are two commercial grills that you may use. You may the Compass Point II pool which is directly viewable from our balcony. You may also use the community pools and pool houses named Bridges and Dunesider. These also have grills and grassy areas. WaterSound Beach Club is a private, members only, club. VRBO Guests staying in WaterSound Beach are not allowed to use this pool.
WaterSound has more than one mile of private, white, sandy beaches for you to enjoy. Other amenities include Puttering Park (18 hole putt-putt course), Yacht pond, playground, walking paths and boardwalks throughout the community and access to Camp Creek Lake. A state of the art fitness center is available for a small fee. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available.
The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Over 20,000 acres is state-owned and therefore protected from future development. It is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation, South Walton Beach, and also has 17 fresh and salt-water lakes and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
The 30-A bike trail will take you from Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach. Along the way you can enjoy the communities of Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, Alys Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. Deer Creek State Park is located next to WaterSound Beach and other state park are just a short bike ride or drive away. The area has some of the best restaurants and most unique shops along the Scenic Emerald Coast of South Walton County.
Golfers can enjoy numerous courses in the area including Santa Rosa Country Club, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Emerald Bay and Indian Bayou.
WaterSound Beach is located about halfway between Destin and Panama City Beach. Destin features Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard and Silver Sands Factory Stores. Panama City Beach is home to Pier Park Mall with over 120 stores to choose from.
Located midway between Seaside and Rosemary Beach, there are many shops and restaurants and coffee shops convenient to you. Parking for two cars. Also, you are only minutes from the Camp Creek Golf Club.
Breathtaking is near unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
Love to travel, have been to 49 states and dozens of countries.
Darrell purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Darrell chose Santa Rosa Beach
Spectacular views from 3rd floor unit. Large 2500 square feet, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo. Large balconies with 270 degree views of gulf, natural sand dune, and forests.
What makes this Condo unique
Beautiful Natural sand dunes, sparkling emerald gulf waters, lots of biking and hiking trails, easy 4 mile drive or bike ride to Seaside FL or Rosemary, FL. 4 community swimming pools and great workout facility. Gated community makes it safe for kids. Great locations for families or romantic getaways.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect vacation. Perfect accomodation.
We just can't say enough good things about our stay at Breathtaking. The location, the community, the views, the amenities - all first class. This location within WaterSound along 30a is fantastic. Highly recommend booking with Darrell - easy to work with and quick to respond. A return stay for our family is an absolute must.
Thanks so much for all the compliments Beverly! We really enjoyed having you as our guest and would love to have you back!!
Watersound is a unique and beautiful development. This particular unit captures all of 30A
Half my family was able to getaway for a quick 3 night weekend and luckily this unit was available for a partial week. The price was more than fair and the unit was as good as it gets when craving a constant view of the ocean and sand dunes from 180% plus view.
Spacious kitchen den combo kept our attention most of the day and night. Very hard to find this in an affordable gulf front unit. All of watersound is located back of the beach and behind the dunes however this isn’t a big deal for our group. The unit had all we needed but could use some extra pillows. The TV has perfect to catch March Madness. The appliances were top of the line. Parking is a bit odd and thankfully the building wasn’t crowded. Painting was going on but this is expected when quality is being demanded. We would go back in a heart beat. We hold also try and figure out how to get clubhouse pool passes.
Thanks for all the kind words David. We are very glad you enjoyed the great views of Breathtaking and all the amenities(4 pools, hiking paths, bike paths, parks, putting green) that Watersound Beach has to offer. We would love to have you return anytime!
We do have extra pillows in the master bedroom closet, and in the closet of the kids room, perhaps they were overlooked or being washed by the maids. Regarding the parking, at the front gate to Watersound Beach they have you get an assigned parking pass, so as to keep all the people who are not guests from trying to get to our beautiful private beaches and making the parking too crowded. The parking passes (free) are a minor inconvenience, but saves parking for our valued guests!
Great view from every window!
Just returned from a last minute girls vacation. There were only 3 of us, so plenty of space to spread out. Balconies were great for ocean views and catching some sun. Very close to The Hub and all of its food and activities. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. The sooner the better!
The view from this unit was fantastic. It was better than we were expecting. The boardwalks to the ocean also provided stunning views. The Puttering Park, nestled in a lovely green space, was fun for everyone in the family. Instructions for check in and check out were clear and easy. We will be back!
Thanks for the kind review Victoria, we'd love to have you back anytime!
Great property, great location. We love this place.
Great property, great location. We love this place. This is our second time at this unit, but fourth time at WaterSound. It is truly the perfect mix of quietness and closeness to restaurants/shops for our vacation needs.
Thanks for the kind review Raymond, we always enjoy having you back! To our future visitors, Raymond makes a great point, the restaurants and shops of Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach are a very close, just a few miles, and you can even bike to them on dedicated bike paths! And the new "Hub" area has 5 or 6 restaurants right behind Watersound!
"Breathtaking" .... BUT BEWARE
Breathtaking…. BUT BEWARE!
We booked only 2 weeks ahead of our arrival and were advised by the owner that VRBO had quoted us an incorrect price.We received instructions that we would receive the door code by 4:00 the day of check in. We were traveling and thought perhaps we were just in a dead spot and had not received notification. We began calling, sent texts and emails beginning at 4:00PM on our arrival date. By 7:30 we called VRBO help line to see if they had the code. After checking into a hotel, we received we received a text with the code at 11:00 PM saying we could go right over. Needless to say that was a day lost in the condo. When we got in the next day, the refrigerator was leaking and we had to empty the drip pan and mop the floor which showed signs of long term water damage. We did that one more time in our short 5 day stay and the freezer never did work. The owner never apologized but made excuses and any fix after we were gone did not help us. The sink was also leaking. We finally got codes for the garage and the pool in view from the balcony - no apology. The view is beautiful but the boardwalk beach access pictured is not the one available for this unit. It is a 10-15 minute rigorous walk to the beach. We never spoke to the “gracious owner” the other reviews referenced and our premium vacation became a nightmare as he haggled over refunding the first night and any other maintenance request. Vacations are meant to be special family times. This one left a bad taste. After 20 years of booking through VRBO. we had never had a bad experience and we were very impressed with VRBO's concern about this situation. BUT the owner’s concern was non - existent.
With over 40 renters staying at Breathtaking per year, some "perfect storm" things on very rare occasions unfortunately go wrong despite best efforts...While some of the events in this review did occur and I regret not being able to do more to address them immediately, VRBO did step in to rectify the situation until the guest and I were able to connect.
In fairness, let me correct some of the inaccuracies in this review. First, after sending the guest the checkin codes, the guest lost them. They waited to contact me at 4PM on their arrival day to say they lost their codes. I was in Europe on vacation then, so their call came in the middle of the night. In the meantime my sister called them twice, but they had their phone send her message directly to voicemail and they did not return her calls. At 7AM local Europe time (11PM FL time) I called and resent the codes they lost. In the meantime, VRBO paid for the guest to check into a nice hotel. I immediately told them I'd also refund them for one additional night, which I did. So the guest actually got two nights for free.
In spite of this, for the entire rest of their trip, this guest kept finding minor issues, most very trivial like finding sand on the balcony, and given their subsequent demand for $1,000 or they would post a bad review, I can now in retrospect assume that this was retaliation for not agreeing to basic blackmail.
In the spirit of full disclosure, the fridge did have a small drip-the guest was told this prior to arriving. Two weeks later we installed a brand new top-of-the-line SubZero refrigerator so future guests should not be concerned about this.
Also, regarding their statement on the beach walk, bear in mind that all the condos in Watersound are parallel to the beach, so the walk is virtually the same from any Watersound condo - all within 100 feet of each other. As all our guests attest, our condo has the most spectacular view in Watersound Beach, and the walk is closer than most.
In conclusion, I strongly believe that my other 40 5-star reviews speak for themselves...many of them mention the ease of working with me. We were not going to be held to unreasonable compensation demands to avoid a threatened and undeserved bad review. Please read the other reviews before deciding on Breathtaking or contact me directly if I can ease your mind on any concerns.
We would love to be your host, we will do all we can to make your vacation a wonderful stay, as 99.9% of my guests agree!
Near unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach.
Rates & Availability
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Rates are plus tax and exit clean fee. Weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday. Other 7 night periods may have higher rates.