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

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,341 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Leah Updyke
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This 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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 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!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Charlotte
5

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
5

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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5

Perfect Watercolor home for family trip

  • 5 of 5

The home was as advertised and deserving of the high ratings. Upon arrival, the home was extremely clean, well stocked and bikes in the driveway. The community is full of great trails, pools and easy beach access. We liked the home’s proximity to Publix - 2 minute bike ride. The home is comfortable and we enjoyed the screened patio with TV in the evening. We will definitely be renting again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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
30A
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.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £214.29
Property Damage Protection £42.14
Tax Rate 11.5%

**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.
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