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SCREENED ENTERTAINMENT PORCH w/TV, FP & Dining for 12; Owner Managed

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,341 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms w/ensuite Bathrooms; Unique Screen Porch offers Add'l Living Space

This charming 4 BR/4.5 Bath home is perfect for 2 families with children who love the beautiful beaches of the Florida panhandle. Or, a sophisticated retreat for up to 4 couples who want a get away amidst the incredible amenities of Water Color. The home offers custom decor, wood floors throughout, tile in bathrooms, 12 foot ceilings and a vaulted, wood ceiling feature in the living room. The kitchen is gourmet equipped and the dining room table provides seating for 10 and 3 additional stools at kitchen counter. Free WIFI is included and a washer/dryer are on site. The house backs up to a nature preserve and is located on a quiet street. The address is 46 Pine Needle Way, several blocks from Camp Watercolor.

A spacious screened entertainment porch provides an additional and unique living space with a second dining table for 12 guests, enclosed seating area, stone fireplace, and 55 inch TV.

The house will accommodate sleeping for 9-11 guests. Two (2) Master Suites are located on the first floor, each with a King Bed. Master Bathroom (1) has a jacuzzi tub and separate shower with 2 sinks; Master Bathroom (2) has a tub/shower combination. Both master bedrooms have heavily lined drapes so you can actually sleep past sunrise on your Florida vacation! Bedrooms 3 and 4 are located on the 2nd Floor. Bedroom (3) has a Queen Bed with a pull-out Twin Trundle so can accommodate 3 guests; the bathroom has a shower. Bedroom (4) has a Queen Bed; the bathroom has a tub/shower combination. The 4 bedrooms accommodate sleeping for 9 guests. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's and ceiling fans. The living room sofa has a Queen Sleeper providing sleeping for 2 additional guests; a half bathroom is located in the downstairs hallway.

4 Adult bikes are included with the rental. Guests can also enjoy the 5 Watercolor pools, tennis, the many bike/walking trails throughout the development, yolo boarding on Western Lake @ the Boathouse and the Beach Club at the Resort with the pool overlooking the ocean and Watercolor's private beach access.

From the front porch with a sound system and 2 wonderful porch swings overlooking a neighborhood park to the screened rear porch offering a unique gathering spot for friends and family, we truly enjoy sharing our 'little slice' of paradise and strive to provide a comfortable environment where our guests immediately feel at home.

More Details

Leah Updyke
Member since: 2013
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Leah Updyke

We reside in Dallas, TX and have been visiting the Gulf Coast since our children were babies! Several years ago we discovered Highway 30A and the welcoming communities of Watercolor and Seaside. We knew this area had to become our second home and in 2013 we found High Tide, the perfect fit for our family!

Leah Updyke purchased this house in 2013

Why Leah Updyke chose Watercolor

WaterColor Inn and Resort and the charming cottages within this planned development along with the adjacent Community of Seaside and others on Hwy 30A are quaint beachside communities offering an alternative to the more commercial areas of Destin and Panama City Beach. Bikes are the preferred mode of transportation and the cottages with large front porches transcend to a quieter and more slow-paced, peaceful time. The bonus is that the emerald waters and white sand beaches and all the amenities of WaterColor are a short bike ride away. Amenities such as access to the 5 WaterColor pools including the Beach Club pool that overlooks the ocean with private beach access, tennis, bike and nature trails, yolo boarding on Western Lake (kayaks & canoes must be rented independently of the BoatHouse at WaterColor), shopping, wine bars and dining from food trucks to, beachfront eateries to four star restaurants. WaterColor has so much to offer and we feel blessed to be a part of the community.

What makes this house unique

From the front porch with the sound system and the 2 wonderful swings overlooking a neighborhood park to the enclosed rear porch offering a unique entertainment area and wonderful gathering spot for friends and family we immediately felt like this was home!


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2341 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have 12inch tile floors. The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks. Bathrooms are furnished with luxurious high quality towels
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king
    MASTER BEDROOM #2 - 1 king
    QUEEN BEDROOM - 1 queen
    QUEEN BEDROOM DOUBLES AS ROOM FOR THREE - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • MASTER BEDROOM has Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks. Features include a King Bed with a pillow top firm Serta, a 33 inch flat screen TV, ceiling fan and drapes that are heavily lined so that you can actually sleep past sunrise on your Florida vacation! 2ND MASTER has a tub/shower combination and furnishings are identical to other master with a King Bed, flat screen TV, fan and draperies. QUEEN BEDROOM is a charming room with a flat screen TV, ceiling fan and a En Suite bathroom with tub/shower combination. 2ND QUEEEN ROOM DOUBLES AS A ROOM FOR THREE with a Queen Bed and a pull-out twin trundle, flat screen TV and En Suite bathroom with shower. All bedroom linens are high-thread Egyptian cotton.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Screened in porch is an elegant addition; includes a dining table that seats 12 and entertainment area with gas fireplace and 55 inch TV. In addition to what is listed above we furnish our guests with 4 Adult bikes for your added enjoyment. Additional bikes and child carriers can be rented.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Incredible Spring Break Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot possibly say enough nice things about our stay last week in this tiny space, but I will certainly try! We brought three of our college-aged children, plus our high-school children, and a few friends, down to this gorgeous beach home for the week. From the moment we drove onto the property, we were hooked. First of all, the home is on a beautiful lot and road within Watercolor. Just a short bike-ride took us right into the middle of all the Watercolor and Seaside fun, although our home was private and quiet the entire week. Any path you take on a bike from this house is scenic, safe, and beautiful, and we enjoyed leaving the cars parked for most of the week and bicycling instead. The welcoming front porch immediately became a favorite place to sit, sip coffee or wine (depending on the time of day!), and read or rest. The interior of the home is perfectly designed for the enjoyment of "children of all ages." We loved our Master suite and retreated there after busy beach and bike days, with a lovely a large Master bath, plus ample closet and storage room. The "second master" was a perfect home-away for our daughter and her friends, as were the two upstairs bedrooms and baths. A personal favorite was the queen trundle bed upstairs, which slept three energetic (and usually exhausted) college girls. There is so much space in this house! My absolute favorite part of the house, although it's hard for me to pick, was the gorgeous outdoor entertaining space out back. The spacious outdoor dining table was the scene of delicious alfresco meals and relaxing evenings. The outdoor fireplace, television, and comfy seating were pretty much our destinations every early morning or later in the evening. It was just so beautiful out there! With the last chills of winter still in the air last week, we looked forward to warm fires and cozy blankets on the porch as a wonderful way to close out another happy day. Every bathroom is well-stocked with towels and space, the kitchen allowed for several cooks all at once and is also welll-stocked and spacious, and I cannot recommend this lovely home highly enough. The bikes, ample parking for multiple cars, and beach chairs/items were all generously provided, and we considered it our beach home-away-from-home. The keyless, coded entry and lock were so convenient, allowing all of those in our party to be able to gain access to the house when they needed it, without the worry of lost or shared keys. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best weekend ever!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations!!

We stayed at this wonderful house for our anniversary weekend with our two teenage sons and can't say enough good things about it! The house was spotless and truly fully equipped with everything you would ever need! We've stayed at other vrbo properties before and they have never been this well 'stocked' with basics like hand soap, coffee filters, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, and the list goes on! Thank you for making this so easy!

The biking with the provided bikes was our favorite activity. We didn't move the car once! Walking to Publix was so convenient as well.

The guest pass to the club, beach and pool is an amazing perk! The pool was heated, too. Not having to deal with your own beach towels is again one less thing to worry about!

We definitely wished we could've stayed longer and will plan to next time. We can't wait to go back! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this for our annual winter visit to Watercolor while we were there in July. We like staying here so much that we booked it for the first week in January. We had no way of knowing that we would be going tot coldest week of the year- but we still had an amazing time. The house is perfect for us and the owners are super helpful and kind. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for a week with our grown children, their spouses and grandkids. The home was very spacious, warm and friendly. The perfect vacation get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I stayed at the house and the owners and house manager were great as usual! I will be coming back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here and had the best time! The house is beautiful (and clean which is huge on my list!) also in a great location! The owners are so kind and accommodating. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pizza by the Sea at WaterColor Crossings
Pizza Restaurant
Seagrove Village Market
Seafood Restaurant
Surfing Deer
Fine Dining Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
723 Whiskey Bravo
American Restaurant
Raw & Juicy
Juice Shop
Wild Bill's Beach Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Meltdown On 30A
Sandwich Shop
Pickle's Snack Station
Hamburger Restaurant
Amavida Coffee and Tea - Seaside
Coffee Shop
Barefoot Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Shrimp Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Taco Bar Seaside
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Bar Seaside
Pizza Restaurant
Fish Out of Water Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
The Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn
Sushi Restaurant
Cafe Thirty-A
American Restaurant
Angelina's Pizzeria & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Brozinni Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mi Casita Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Perfect Pig Gourmet Market
Seaside Food Trucks
Fast Food Restaurant
Steamboat Grill
Bar & Grill
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
Grayton Seafood Co.
Seafood Restaurant
The Red Bar
Grayton Beach State Park
The Craft Bar
Bar & Grill
Spanish Restaurant
Old Florida Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Twin Oaks Farmstand
Organic Restaurant
Grayton Corner Cafe
Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill
Oyster Bar Restaurant
AJ's Grayton Beach
Black Bear Bread Co.
Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
Pickle Factory
Pizza Restaurant
Chanticleer Eatery
American Restaurant
Roux 30A
Eden Gardens State Park
Bruno’s Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Mile Marker Fifteen
Southern Restaurant (US)
Red's Chicken Shack
Chicken Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Marie's Bistro
Mediterranean Restaurant
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Redds Fueling Station
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Florida Northwest Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Watercolor Resort and Seaside - 5 Minute Bike Ride
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Food Trucks,Beachside eateries,4 Star Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Watercolor Resort - 5 Minute Bike Ride
Car: recommended

Watercolor is the gold standard of Resort Communities on Florida's Gulf Coast Panhandle located on 30A. Emerald green waters greet guests with every visit. Guests have privileges to the Watercolor Inn and Resort's numerous amenities including private beach, high end restaurants, shopping, pools, bike trails, tennis, fishing, yolo boarding on Western Lake (kayaks/canoes must be rented independently of the Boathouse at WaterColor). In addition, numerous golf courses are available nearby including a Tom Fozio Course at Camp Creek making this area a year round destination.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Damage Insurance $59

**Processing Fee will be waived if pay by Echeck

***NO ADDITIONAL AMENITY FEES OR RESORT FEES WILL BE ADDED TO RENTAL QUOTE** Rental Rate INCLUDES Guest Amenity Passes to the 5 Watercolor pools, tennis and Beach Club.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.