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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,570 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5BR/4.5BA HOUSE/Sleeps 12


- Beach boardwalk entrance is located next to our home.


- 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 on 3rd level small private bedroom

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



- Nine bicycles for your use on miles of spectacular trails

- Two person kayak for your use

- Puttering Park (18-hole putt-putt course)100 yards away

- (12) Tommy Bahama "Backpack Design" Beach Chairs for your use

- (2) Beach Umbrellas

- Zero entry pool directly across the street with outdoor kitchen and games green.

Direct beach access via Watersound beach boardwalk. Boardwalk entrance is located right next to our home.

“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 Thermador 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

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 Santa Rosa Beach

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

Of the two hundred lots in Watersound West Beach, 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 nine 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 an 18-hole putting course within 100 yards of our home.


WaterSound West Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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 Putt-putt golf course 100 yards away Games Green within 50 yards away Nine Quality Bicycles (older child/adult) One Two Person Kayak Twelve Beach Chairs Two beach umbrellas


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 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: Jun 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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St Louis, MO

Great Week

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to stay at Watersound West and I can say it won't be our last. We had such a relaxing time while at the Richburg’s home. Their home was very welcoming and warm. We loved having the bikes to be able to ride up and down 30a. Such a family friendly setting. Also loved having the pool right there at our doorstep. Will hopefully make this a yearly event

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, GA


  • 5 of 5

First of all, I can say that there is no other development on 30A quite like Watersound. Although the surrounding towns were swarming with holiday vacationers, we felt very relaxed in this beautiful home. The development is absolutely gorgeous. It is very private, quiet and scenic. We felt like we were miles away from the hustle and bustle of 30A during a holiday weekend. We stayed in this beautiful home over the Labor Day holiday with two other families and had plenty of room for six adults and seven children. The owners were excellent to deal with and everything was as promised. The pool area is so gorgeous and the beaches are breathtaking. Both were not crowded with very few people. The private beaches of Watersound seem to go on forever and our experience was nothing like the crowded beaches of other developments we've stayed at on 30A. Our children loved exploring for seashells and sand crabs. The dads had a blast fishing in the surf. Definitely a do over!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the nice review Kelly. We do have approximately two miles of pristine beach between Watersound West and Watersound Peninsula. We are truly blessed that we are never crowded like the other premium resorts on 30A. I hope you guys do a "do over" soon. Thanks Again!
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Oxford, MS

Great Memories

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing in the 30A area for twenty years. This was the most beautiful house we've have stayed in. With a family of 11, including four preschoolers, we enjoyed the wonderful bedrooms, great kitchen and flat screens throughout the home. This home is perfectly situated at the very southern end of Watersound with the wonderful pool area just across the street, and the beach is unbelievable. The house is beautifully and comfortably decorated with enough space for private and together times. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelby-Thanks so much for the nice review. We are so pleased you guys decided to book again next summer. Go Rebs!
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family vacation home. Could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. Everything was exactly as described. Spacious, beautifully decorated, every convenience one could desire on vacation, and the setting was beyond description. Our kids stayed in the awesome pool across the street from the house. The owner was very helpful, quick to respond to questions, and anxious to insure we had a good experience. Just a short but beautiful walk on the boardwalk across the dunes to one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. Lots of things to do. Great restaurants down there as the owner had his recommendation listed in the "book". The outlets mall in Destin and Panama City has anything you could want.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Christy. We are so please you guys had a good time.
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Mount Sinai, NY

Incredible home in amazing neighborhood, close to beach and pool!

  • 5 of 5

I'm well overdue in writing this but, we had such an amazing experience last summer at your house. It was absolutely perfect for our family of 5 adults, 2 teens and 3 kids. We all fit perfectly! The house is decorated beautifully with great colors and high end furnishings. The kitchen ~ we loved it!!! You did a great job stocking every utensil needed! Another huge bonus...the bikes, the beach chairs, kayak and all the extra items in your closet. It really kept the kids entertained.

When booking this house, I was concerned about distance to the beach. We were very surprised at how close it was and what a gorgeous walk or bike ride. The beach is beautiful and very private. We were out there one afternoon and not one person even walked near us. It was as if we had a private beach to ourselves. The dune ponds gave my nephews hours of fun 'crabbing'.

The pool across the street is so convenient and so nice!! It has a very exclusive feel and is never crowded. Perfect to lay out or for the kids. The neighborhood is beautiful. We loved taking walks and riding bikes around checking out the new houses being built. What a great location too...close to Seaside, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach....everything on 30A is close to this house.

All in all, we loved our week in your home. We thank you for providing a beautiful and relaxing getaway for our family. We would be coming back this year however, you are already booked! :( We'll check again in 2014!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Paula! Thanks so much for the awesome review. I am so sorry that our home booked so fast this year. It's crazy how in demand our little piece of the world has become.
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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, putt-putt park, biking trails and direct beach access is at no charge and included in the rental of our property. Additionally, we include nine bicycles, one two person kayak and twelve beach chairs ($800 per week value)


Rates & Availability

WaterSound West Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fourth of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Aug 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A 750.00 fully refundable damage deposit is required on all rentals. The damage deposit will be refunded within two weeks of departure assuming no damage is reported by my service staff. Any reported damage will be deducted from the damage deposit.

Spring Break and Summer rates are Saturday to Saturday ONLY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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