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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,341 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Watercolor in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2341 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    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 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    MASTER BEDROOM #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    QUEEN BEDROOM - 1 Large Double Bed
    QUEEN BEDROOM DOUBLES AS ROOM FOR THREE - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • 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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SCREENED ENTERTAINMENT PORCH w/TV, FP & Dining for 12; Owner Managed
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Sachse, TX

Perfectly Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Fully appointed, beautifully decorated and exceptionally hosted. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to relax, entertain and enjoy! Great location, bikes included, screened in dining/entertaining area and wonderful front porch make this a delightful getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new orleans

Fun weekend !!

  • 5 of 5

Great House even when it rains 😃?😃?

Thank You Leah

Sharona New Orleans

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect Watercolor vacation spot! Rick and Leah couldn't have been more helpful, and they have stocked the house with necessities (extra dish soap, spices, etc...), which is a bonus. We loved the outdoor porches, both front and back, and made great use of the bikes. The rooms were comfortable, and it was nice to have a bathroom with each. We hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house and owner were both excellent! Leah (owner) was quick to answer any questions we had and provided a wealth of information to make our stay more enjoyable. The house is exactly as decribed and was clean and in great condition when we arrived. Our family would definitely stay here again in the future. For any families with young kids, the Watercolor Beach Club passes that are included are a game changer! Nothing like having a pool right by the beach for the young children. The 4 provided bikes make it very easy to get around the development and to get to Seaside through the Watercolor shortcut. 5 Stars.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this rental home. Although the house was not ready by the designated check-in time, Leah was on top of the situation and accommodated us by providing a later checkout. The owners were very responsive throughout our stay and very helpful in providing eating and transportation options. We ended up renting a golf cart, but the bikes that are included with the rental proved very helpful. The Watercolor area itself is very pretty, and the other 30A beach towns are in close proximity for exploring. Of course, the beaches cannot be beat! We hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park

Awesome family home in Watercolor - will definitely stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely a first class experience from beginning to end. The owner was incredibly accommodating with my special requests and the house completely exceeded our expectations. The location within Watercolor is super convenient (especially to get to Publix), the furnishings were high quality and very comfortable PLUS the screened-in dining and living areas (including tv and fireplace) really make this house special. We had a wide range of ages in our party and everyone was able to come together for meals and board games but also had plenty of options for personal space when needed. I enjoyed sitting on the porch swings out front and the grandparents appreciated being able to watch tv and read out back in peace when the kid’s heated Monopoly games got too loud:).

I’ve been coming to Watercolor for ~ 15 years and this was my favorite house yet. It’s cozy and comfortable with just enough room (and bathrooms!) for everyone in the group to be able to relax throughout the day. Then to top it off, the white noise machines and blackout curtains resulted in some of the best vacation sleep ever!

Thank you Leah - I will tell my friends about High Tide and will absolutely be back:)!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £245.34
Damage Insurance £44.54

**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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.