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Al Richburg

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Watersound 5BR/4BA(SLEEPS 12) Closest home to beach/Next to pool&beach boardwalk

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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South Walton House Rental Photos and Description

5BR/4.5BA HOUSE/Sleeps 12 (9 Bikes/1 Twin Kayak & 12 beach chairs included)


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 ($450 per week value)

Two person kayak for your use ($200 per week value)

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

(12) Tommy Bahama "Backpack Design" Beach Chairs for your use (Beach services charge up to $25 per day/per chair)

(2) Beach Umbrellas

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

Direct beach access via boardwalk that runs next to our home. It's 200-300 yards from our home to the dunes.

“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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Al Richburg (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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. Last year 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

Al Richburg purchased this house in 2010

Why Al Richburg chose South Walton

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.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Watersound 5BR/4BA(SLEEPS 12) Closest home to beach/Next to pool&beach boardwalk
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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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Little Rock, AR

Wonderful Fall Break

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family returned relaxed from a week-long stay at this beautiful home in October. It was the perfect time of the year with no summer crowds. Every amenity possible is provided and the home is tastefully decorated, with soothing colors and spacious rooms. It is very clean, and the photos on line do not do it justice. The screened porch was used extensively, as well as the grill and chef's kitchen. We found ourselves excited about preparing meals each evening as everything you needed was included. Our four children really enjoyed their space on the 3rd level. This was our fourth stay in Watersound and this beach home was our favorite to date. We will definitely be back in 2013. One of the true gems of the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny, I'm happy your family had a good time. We also really enjoy the fall and spring months. The weather is always perfect. Thanks for the kind review! Let me know when you guys want to come back down.
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! Incredible location! 30-A cities were each so unique, Watersound West was a dream (peaceful with all the amenities), and the house was perfectly located across from the pool and next to the boardwalk to the beach. (So close to the pool that the baby monitor worked at the pool!) The house itself was perfect for 8 of us; the young girls loved the 3rd floor tower. The photos don't do the home justice...even better in person. The owner was great to work with. He was very prompt in all aspects. We enjoyed all of the nature and serenity (house is next to a state park, the beach is surrounded by protected dunes) mixed with the modern amenities. We had the best vacation here! I have traveled extensively with and without family, and this was my favorite vacation of all. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I'm am so pleased you guys had a good time. Come back any time.
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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 Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter 2016-17
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
4 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 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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South Walton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2570 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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

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