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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

PREMIER ST JOE GATED RESORT - SLEEPS 12 (5 Bedroom/4 Bath/Outdoor Shower)

FIRST TIER & CLOSEST HOME TO THE BEACH IN WATERSOUND WEST (second picture in gallery shows our very close proximity to the beach)

Watersound's private beach boardwalk entrance is located at the end of our driveway with no other structures or roads between our home and our beautiful beach.

Watersound Beach is unique with stunning natural area buffers between the homes and the ocean. Our boardwalk takes you over our rare dune lake and century old sand dunes to a very secluded beach. Unlike most 30A properties, we are blessed to have almost two miles of very private gulf beachfront.




- KING Master on 2nd level with private bath & shower & flatscreen

- 2nd KING Bedroom on 2nd level with private shower & flatscreen

- QUEEN Bedroom on 2nd level with private bath & flatscreen

- QUEEN Tower Bedroom on 3rd level with large flat screen

- (2) TWINS - 3rd level small private bunkroom

- (2) TWINS at 2nd level landing nook (trundle)



- Eight bicycles for your use on miles of spectacular trails

- Two person kayak for your use

- Puttering Park (putting green)100 yards away

- (12) Tommy Bahama "Backpack Design" Beach Chairs

- (2) Beach Umbrellas

- (2) Wagons

- Zero entry pool directly across the street with outdoor kitchen

- Games Green Area

Direct beach access via Watersound beach boardwalk. Private boardwalk entrance is located right next to our home and goes through a beautiful natural area straight to the beach. It is approximately 300 yards to the dunes of 30A.

“The beach communities on Scenic Highway 30A somehow manage to drip Southern family charm, pioneer cutting-edge design, and stay out of the limelight,” wrote The New York Times. “They also share what may be the best beach in the continental U.S.”

Watersound is one of the most exclusive communities along 30A with almost two miles of very private beaches. Our entire community is located on the beach side of Highway 30-A. Unlike most of the homes in the neighboring communities of Rosemary Beach, WaterColor and Seaside, you won't have to cross Highway 30-A to get to the beach.

Of the almost two hundred lots in Watersound West Beach, this classic Nantucket beach house is the closest to the turquoise waters of the gulf. A short 200-300 yard walk down the boardwalk takes you over one of our dune lakes to the century old sand dunes of Watersound. There are absolutely no streets to cross as the beach boardwalk literally runs down our property line.

WaterSound is centrally located among the charming beach towns that Coastal Living Magazine often profiles, known as The Beaches of South Walton, and convenient to the unique shops, restaurants and nightlife the area offers. Watersound is St. Joe's newest 30-A community and offers world renowned sugar white beaches, a huge zero-entry swimming pool, a clubhouse with outdoor fireplace & large covered grilling area, miniature putting park, games green and miles of walking/biking trails. Also, our home has nine bicycles, one twin kayak and twelve beach chairs for the use of our guests.

The ground floor features an open living space built for entertaining. The great room, dining area and kitchen flow together. The great room has a large LCD flat screen with DVD and seating for ten. The dining area seats 8 with 2 additional seats at the bar. The fully equipped kitchen has all you need for a great seafood meal. A six burner Viking gas range, Viking dishwasher, and large Viking fridge all ensure cooking is a snap. An icemaker in the kitchen keeps you from having to go out to get ice for a day at the beach. The laundry room is located on the ground floor and features full size front-loading washer/dryer and ironing area. A full bathroom with shower rounds out the ground floor rooms.

The second level features three beautifully furnished bedrooms. Each bedroom is complete with equally grand private bathrooms. Additionally, the second landing features two twin beds in a wall nook.

The third floor features two additional private bedrooms. The 'TOWER' bedroom features a Queen bed and large flat screen. The third floor also has an additional private 'BUNK' bedroom with two full twins.

The house has three outside living areas. The front porch features cozy Adirondack chairs that face the community pool so you can relax while keeping an eye on the kids swimming at the pool. Step outside the kitchen door onto a lovely paver patio complete with an outdoor Weber grill and a completely private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Walk out the back door to a screen porch where a bistro table offers a wonderful place for your morning coffee.

There is nothing left out of this amazing beach house. Truly a home and a community to be remembered.

More Details

Al Richburg
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Al Richburg

Our family has been vacationing on 30-A since our children were very small. We have been in love with the area since the first trip we made years ago. The beaches are sugar white and the ocean is amazing. We finally built our dream beach house in our favorite place on earth. Watersound is very quiet and private but still in the middle of world class restaurants and shops. Just like us, you’ll want to come back over and over again. The Richburgs, Atlanta, GA

Why Al Richburg chose WaterSound

We built in Watersound because it's the most beautiful and private resort community on 30-A. The architecture is unbelievable as St. Joe has done an awesome job in its design. The community seems remote as we have almost two miles of private beaches. However, it's in the center of everything 30-A. You can lay on the beach all day long or spend the day shopping, deep sea fishing, golfing or bike riding. Destin and Panama City are only a few miles away.

What makes this house unique

Our home is absolutely closest house to the beach. Just a few minutes stroll down our boardwalk you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We have eight bicycles for your enjoyment as there are miles and miles of trails to navigate. The West Beach zero-entry community pool is located directly across the street from our home. You can relax on our front porch while watching the kids swim. There is a community park for lawn games and a putting course within 100 yards of our home.


WaterSound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking Tub & Double Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor / Full Bath
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Enclosed Outdoor Shower
  • four full bathrooms & one outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , SECOND LEVEL - Full King, Shower & Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , SECOND LEVEL - King Bed, Private Shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , SECOND LEVEL - Queen Bed, Private Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , THIRD LEVEL - Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , THIRD LEVEL - Two Full Twins
    Second Level Nook - 2 twin/ single , SECOND LEVEL - Two Full Twins (Trundle)
  • (2) King Beds (2) Queen Bed (4) Full Twin Beds. All Beds include superior quality mattresses.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 9 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities: WaterSound West Beach Pool directly across street Putting golf course 100 yards away Games Green within 50 yards away Eight Quality Bicycles (older child/adult) One Two Person Kayak Twelve Beach Chairs Two beach umbrellas


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average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Get Location for the 30A Songwriters Festival!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a prime location for many of the venues/restaurants for the 30A Songwriters Festival, which was our prime reason for coming. The house and its many amenities, the pool right across street, the nature preserve right beside the house, and the many boardwalks throughout the neighborhood were all added bonuses. The owner even had more than enough bikes for our crew! We were only a VERY brief walk along the boardwalk and even quicker ride to the beach via the bikes. The emerald waters were stunning! Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. We had too much to do and not enough time. We dined out most nights and were not disappointed once. The house itself had high end appliances, linens, mattresses, etc. The kitchen was well stocked, and the owners could not have been more helpful. We will definitely be back! You have a beautiful house! Thanks for sharing it with us! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach Trip Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We instantly felt right at home! The house has a huge pool and grill area right across the street, a nature preserve is on the right side of the house, and the boardwalk to the beach is between the house and the nature preserve. We were happily surprised to find enough bikes for everyone on our trip, and the boardwalks ran throughout the neighborhood. The house is so richly decorated, yet we felt very comfortable, as we found the kitchen well equipped, the beds very comfortable, and the towels and linens of superb quality. The beach was a very short walk or ride along the boardwalk. The emerald water was gorgeous, and the beach was not crowded. We also enjoyed eating breakfast on either the front or back porches each morning. The grocery store is just a few miles away, and the house is close to lots of great restaurants. There was also a seafood market right down the road where you can buy fresh seafood. This house is perfect for a large group or just a girls' weekend. You have the beautiful emerald water and sugar sand beach, an infinity pool right across the street, and grand accommodations. We couldn't ask for anything more! We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time at Latitude Adjustment and the home was perfect for our family with young children. We used all of the amenities bikes, chairs, and umbrellas. Al was a perfect host and quick to respond when looking for guidance or a recommendation. The location was terrific and we were spoiled being so close to the beach and pool.Thanks for sharing and we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wray, Ga


  • 5 of 5

Our entire family enjoyed a week of beach fun and relaxation at this beautiful home. The convenience of being right across the street from the pool was an added bonus. The house was not only beautiful, but also, well equipped from kitchen to bikes! The boardwalk to the beach was right out our front door. We had an amazing week and would highly recommend this gorgeous home to families. The owner was extremely helpful, nice and very prompt in answering our questions. Vacation 2017 was a huge success!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joyce thank you for the review. We are blessed to have this property and are very thankful to have wonderful families like the Ashley's to share it with. You guys are welcome anytime.
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Very Nice Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We thank you for sharing your home with us this past week. We had such fun in spite of the tropical storm that moved through the area. We all said that we could have stayed longer if that was possible. The kitchen was very well equipped and since we had several small children, and due to the storm we were inside a lot, preparing meals was an easy task. Everyone was very comfortable and our walk to the beach was an adventure. Having the pool right in front of the house was a real plus. The house was easy to maintain and not over the top with breakables and glass tables. For all our grandchildren this is a real plus! Thank you again for this opportunity. Dr. and Mrs. Frank Swerdzewski

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review Dr. Swerdzewski. I am so sorry the storm rolled in and stayed on top of you guys for a while. It doesn't happen that often but it seem you made the best of it. We would sincerely love for you guys to come visit again.
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  • 5 of 5

We had the time of our lives. The house is magazine beautiful and exceeded our expectations. It was so beautiful we never wanted to leave. We will NEVER go to the Atlantic Coast beaches again. 30a is unbelievable. We rode bikes everywhere. We can't wait to go back. And the owners are wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments Debra! We think our beaches are special too. You guys are welcome any time. Al
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Florida Fish House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Camp Creek (Fazio design ranked #9 by Golfweek)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Florida Fish House
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Rosemary Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
The Old Florida Fish House
Nearest Point of Interest
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Grayton Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The beautiful Watersound West pool, clubhouse, outdoor kitchen, putt-putt park, biking trails and direct beach access is at no charge and included in the rental of our property. Additionally, we include eight bicycles, one two person kayak and twelve beach chairs ($800 per week value)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $330
Tax Rate 12.0%

All rentals require the purchase of a $99.00 non-refundable property damage policy that covers accidental damages. If any damages are reported by the guest or my cleaning/maintenance staff, we reserve he right to file a claim on the policy. This low cost coverage is for everyone's protection and peace of mind.

All rentals are Saturday to Saturday ONLY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.