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*Direct Gulffront! 270-degree views! 3 Free Bikes! 2500 sqft!*

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Panoramic 270 Gulf views! * Free Bikes * 3-sided balcony! Large 2500 sqft unit!

Book now for choice Spring and Summer weeks - Email now for details!

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.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Darrell

Love to travel, have been to 49 states and dozens of countries.

Darrell purchased this condo in 2006

Why Darrell chose South Walton

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your condo and we are currently already planning our return visit next year. We bragged so much about your place and the whole WaterSound area to our family that there will be at least 8 of us next year!
May 2014
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WaterSound Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Also includes an under-bed mattress. Condo sleeps a total of 8 on mattresses.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

*Direct Gulffront! 270-degree views! 3 Free Bikes! 2500 sqft!*
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 74 reviews
Cape Fair, MO

This was a perfect family vacation. The condo was just as indicated.

  • 5 of 5

We had a toddler with us and the condo was very kid friendly. The location was perfect. We enjoyed the quiet, peaceful atmosphere . The community is large enough that it never seemed busy or crowded, but still had a small town feel. The furnishings were high end. The appliances were all very nice and no issues. The bed linens and towels were acceptable. We would sit on the huge deck every evening and watch the sunset and that was also our morning coffee spot.

The boardwalks to the beach were picturesque. If you have trouble walking, it could be rough, but well worth it The heated pools were nice for a late swim. Having access to the bikes and beach toys in the garage was helpful.

The only negative comment was the lack of beach towels. We all flew in and it was difficult to bring towels from home.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owosso, MI

"Breathtaking" is aptly named!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is magnificent. The expansive views from the huge windows and balcony can't be described. Seeing pictures of the Grand Canyon and standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon are two different experiences. The same is true of "Breathtaking". Pictures do not do justice to this place. Very friendly, accommodating, detail-oriented owner made it a breeze.

Strong Recommend.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the opportunity to stay during spring break. The condo set up was perfect. We found it to be spacious, well appointed and clean. The view is spectacular. We enjoyed many mornings and evenings on the patio taking in the sunsets and endless view. The Watersound community also exceeded our expectations. The quality of the beach is second to none. It can be a bit of a walk to the beach due to the need to use boardwalks over the dunes however the serenity and surroundings of the walk were a positive for us. The pools were heated and very close to the condo, and we used them daily as well. We definitely hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe, Thanks for all the compliments! We would love to have you back in the future! To our future guests - all of the condos in Watersound are approximately the same distance to the beach, all within a hundred feet difference. The boardwalks are an essential part of the community and necessary to preserve the beauty of the dunes and the peace and serenity of Watersound Beach! The dunes and the boardwalks truly set Watersound apart and make the walk to the beach even more charming, comparable to walking in a National Park. The walk is short, the boardwalks are modern, and the views along the walk are amazing. For our guests' added convenience, we provide a wagon and cart to help with bringing items to the beach.
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The property is well maintained & the view from every room is fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This is our third January back to "Breathtaking " & hope to be back again & again. It is very quiet & very relaxing. What more could you ask for than to wake up every morning with the ocean in your front yard! We love this place!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was awesome! We found it well care for & loved the the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year back to "Breathtaking" & we have enjoyed every minute. The condo is spacious, well appointed & the view is truly breathtaking. We love the fact it is a gated community, has beautiful walking trails & 2 swimming pools very close to the condo. Looking forward to returing.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were delighted!!

  • 5 of 5

We have leased vacation condos and homes on the gulf from Longboat Key to Ft. Morgan and all areas in between for the last 25 years. The Santa Rosa/Watersound beach is by far our favorite area. And "Breathtaking"has been our favorite condo in all those years. We stayed for the month of November, imagining we would drive back home to Tennessee to check on our home and touch base with friends and family. After two days at Watersound we knew that wasn't going to happen! We were delighted with the condo. The pictures do not do it justice and I couldn't get over the high end appliances, dishes, pots and pans...they are all great. As a cook, I brought my own pans...but I liked Darrell's better. Brought my beloved blender...but then again Darrell's was better. Forgot my hair dryer and magnifying make up mirror....and was again pleased to find two hairdryers and a lighted makeup mirror in the master bath. And the linens on all the beds were top quality. It made us feel so at home to have all the extras in place. As the month went on, family arrived for thanksgiving and the condo flowed and was extremely comfortable for the six of us. (But could have easily slept 8). The master and the second bedroom both have fabulous views of the gulf. The Watersound development itself is gated, safe, and has amazing fun outdoor activities while staying inside the gates. We biked and walked everywhere throughout Watersound, Crossings and Bridges. The boardwalks are beautiful and a gorgeous fun walk through the dunes to the white sands on the gulf. The boardwalks themselves are maintained wonderfully, as are all the charming roads, bike paths, putting greens, pools, and the lush landscaping. We were delighted that we had to opportunity to meet our host and his sister toward the end of the month. They are both as expected lovely people.

The whole development was something we had not anticipated to be so exceptional. When our young grandchildren were there for Thanksgiving, they never tired of exploring on there own, nor did we hesitate to allow their freedom in the development. Wish I could say Breathtaking was a dump so it would be available anytime we should choose to lease it, but alas it was the best vacation in decades. Thanks Darrell. You really know how to treat your guests like family and we appreciated all your attention to the details. Great month. Looking forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the very kind comments on Breathtaking Jean and Steve! We greatly enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guest. We are glad you had a wonderful time and would definitely appreciate hosting you back at Breathtaking again!
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
NW Florida International- Panama City Beach (ECP)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Watersound Beach
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Heated Community Pool
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Compass Point II condo pool
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Workout facility
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Gatehouse for WaterSound Beach
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Bike and Kayak Rentals
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Grocery and Restaurant
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18 Hole putting green
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Toy boat pond
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Community BBQ grill
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Deer Lake State Park
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Poolhouse and lunch counter
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Community park with swing sets and dog park
Car: necessary

Near unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach.


Rates & Availability

WaterSound Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 3
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
June 10
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer I
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
6 night minimum stay
August II
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
August III
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall I
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Break
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall II
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall III
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid December
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit clean fee $295 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are plus tax and exit clean fee. Weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday. Other 7 night periods may have higher rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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