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Special May 19-26 Discounted pricing see rate.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Coastal Decor professionally decorated in the white cottage style

Owner Managed by Laurie . I limit the number.weeks rented to keep the home in pristine condition. You will have cell phone communication with me if needed before, during and after your stay.

BRAND NEW 2018 GEM Car can be included. Inquire on specific dates available.

The Sandcastle luxury home is professionally decorated in the coastal style and exudes comfort and a cozy beach ambience. The soaring high ceilings let the sunshine in. Plenty of living space. Multiple porches for lounging after a day at the beach. 3rd floor entertainment room for the the kids. This home is truly on par with the amenities you would find at a Four Seasons Hotel. Every King suite bed is made with plush triple sheet bedding with a matelesese comforter. Two bathrobes in each suite.

New for 2018. - 3 King Suites, one on first floor and two on second floor.

Private pool and backyard. Quiet street with small private park in front of the house and nature preserve behind the house. Very private

Spacious, luxury 5 bedroom 5 1/2 bath beach home is in immaculate condition. Will not disappoint. This home is ready for your enjoyment. We limit the number of weeks rented to keep the home in beautiful condition.

No construction anywhere near this home.

Optional 2015 GEM LSV $950 per week added to your base rent. . Seats six people and is a licensed street legal low speed vehicle. Golf carts are generally not licensed for street driving.

If you need another home close by for your friends or family, please let me know. Brand new home with GEM car just completed in March 2017 and several neighbors on the same block rent their home.

6 bed bunk room and third floor playroom all for the kids. Smart TV, Direct TV , Apple TV, Wii and Xbox. Sonos on first floor and backyard.

Four additional bedrooms and full baths.

The home is fully equipped with everything you need. Fresh thick towels and luxury bed linens are provided. Pool towels beach chairs and 7 bikes included for heading to the beach. 10 minute ride to the beach.

Amenity resort ID cards will gain you access to all the pools, beach club and private beach entrance, tennis courts and boat house. Amenity resort cards are extra at $395 per week for all guests. 8 bikes are included in the fee.

Home Highlights

Chef's kitchen with every large and small appliance you will need.

- Subzero Refrigerator

- Two Miele dishwashers

- Scotsman commercial ice maker

- Thermador six burner Gas range with griddle and oven.

- Wall mounted Pot filler over the range

-drip coffee maker

-Keurig K cup coffee maker

- Microwave convection oven

- Panini maker, waffle iron, steamer, Smoothie King, blender, icee machine, popsicle maker, toaster

- Flatware and dinnerware for 16

- Glassware of every type for entertaining

- Platters and accessories for serving

- Bakeware of every type


First Floor

- KING Bedroom with on suite full bath. TV, Apple TV, Double doors lead to back porch with pool garden area.

-Den/Bedroom with Full Bath. Twin sleep sofa. Pocket doors close for privacy.

- Half Bath/Powder Room

Second Floor

-Master Bedroom Suite with KING bed. Marble bathroom and steam shower. Marble floors are heated to a comfortable 80 degrees. Subzero refrigerator and Smart TV Direct Tv and Apple TV. Bathtub and separate STEAM shower. Instant hot water circulating pump gives your shower hot water as soon as you turn it on. Walk-in Closet. Double doors lead to front screened porch with Brown Jordan furniture. Pure Luxury! You won't find a more beautiful master bedroom/bathroom in Watercolor! 600 count sheets and fluffy thick white towels. Two bathrobes

- Guest KING Bedroom with on suite full bath Double doors lead to large screened porch with swinging bed/lounge, Brown Jordan furniture and Direct TV and Apple TV.

- Bunk Room in the nautical theme with wooden door featuring a port hole. 6 bed bunk room! This is a dream room for the kids On suite nautical bathroom with shower.

Third Floor

- Entertainment room features Smart TV, Direct Tv, Apple TV, Xbox 360, blu ray and Nintendo Wii with Wii Fit balance board. Bring your own games. We have a few. Subzero refrigerator, microwave and sink complete the room.

Private Pool and Backyard

- Very private backing up to a Watercolor preserve.

- Private saline water Pool- no chemicals

- BBQ outdoor kitchen with sink and subzero refrigerator. BBQ with weekly cleaning and service.

- Patio furniture and lounge chairs with 3 umbrellas

- Outdoor Shower for cleaning off the sand after returning from the beach.

- Outdoor covered porches and lounge chairs

- Pool can be heated at extra charge. $275 for a week. The Camp Watercolor pool just across the street is heated

Front Porch

Look out at a beautiful private park. Porch features rocking chairs and spacious deck. Beautiful setting for your morning coffee.

To the Beach and Seaside

- 6 beach cruisers with locks and helmets for the 10 minute ride to the beach and Seaside.(most homes have 1 bike per bedroom. Rental fees are generally $25/day for one bike) Beach backpack chairs and umbrella, Bikes are the main mode of transportation in Watercolor The 2015 GEM car is included for an $1200 per week additional and will be added to the base rent.

- Located in Watercolor's Camp District with either a 1 minute bike ride to the Camp pool and park or a short 2 min walk just across the street.

- Short drive/bike ride to Publix grocery store. 10 minute bike ride to the beach and town of Seaside.6 beach cruiser bikes available for guest use. Extra bikes available through Big Daddy Bike Shop. Give them a call and you will have bikes delivered to the door. Smaller kids bikes and even a tandem is available.

- We want to share our home with you and help you create lasting memories of the perfect beach vacation.

Payment Information: 50% Deposit required upon reserving the property. 100% due 60 days prior to check in. No refunds after 60 days. Two payment options are offered. I encourage you to use the E check payment option which is free of charge to guests. A credit card payment costs an additional 3% charge and will be charged back to you via payment request or deducted from your deposit. These fees are paid to VRBO for credit card use.

Watercolor Neighborhood info:

-Named #1 Family vacation destination in the U.S.

- 499 acre resort and beach community designed with families in mind.

- Bike paths and trails for everyone to use. Beach cruisers are the main mode of transportation! Very safe to ride anywhere in the community, all vehicles yield to bicycle traffic.

- White sand beaches and turquoise water. Chairs and umbrellas can be reserved for a nominal fee for all Watercolor guests. Beach towels available at the Beach club entrance to the beach (included with your guest resort passes).

- 4 community swimming pools

- tennis facility

- golf nearby

- beachside and lakeside dining

Smart Home

Lutron light controls throughout

Surround Sound and Sonos on first floor. Apple TV and Direct TV.

Location Location Location!

- Home is very private. House backs up to a local preserve and in front is a small park which separates it from Western Lake Dr. Perfect place for kids to play and for adults to relax in the shade on park benches or on our front porch.

- Croquet and badminton set to use in the park

- Short walk to Camp Watercolor

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call. The availability calendar is always current.

See our website for more information

An email with a link to our Hospitality App will also be sent to you. Download the app and you will have information about the house and neighborhood right on your smart home.

More Details

Laurie Redmond
Member since: 2011
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Laurie Redmond

I manage the Sandcastle and you will have direct contact with me throughout your stay. No big management company to wade thru or wait on. All your questions answered with quick response. Just text me and I will answer right away.

We found paradise when we came to Watercolor for a wedding in 2014. Just loved the relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and decided we absolutely needed to make this place our home at least part time.

Before we make this our permanent home, we decided to selectively rent it for several weeks per year. Riding the beach cruiser to the beach and Seaside is the way of life here. Do not really need a car. Publix grocery store is a 10 minute walk or minutes away on the bike or GEM car.. Ride to Seaside for breakfast. Doesn't get much better than this for a family vacation.

Laurie Redmond purchased this house in 2014

Why Laurie Redmond chose Watercolor

The location is fabulous! There are no homes behind ours (which backs up to a local preserve) and there is a quiet park in front of the house. The home is spectacular!

What makes this house unique

Very private location. No homes in back of the home. Private backyard with pool - quiet and peaceful. Beautiful small park in front of the house with large green belt.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay at The Sandcastle! Two weeks was definitely not long enough. The home is beautifully appointed and proved to be difficult to leave! We loved lazy mornings making big breakfasts and late afternoons grilling by the pool. The close proximity of the playground and camp pool was ideal for our young family. We also enjoyed exploring the other resort pools and amenities. By far, our favorite experience was a bonfire and cookout on the beach with s'mores and sparklers.

We can't wait to return and add another year of experiences and memories!

Thank you for the hospitality!!

The Aghamalian Family

Austin, Texas
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Watercolor in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
    First floor den/bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath is off the first floor reading room
    Second floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In Suite Bath
    Second floor bunk Room Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In suite Bath
    First floor Bedroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , In suite bathroom
    First Floor Powder Room - Toilet , Powder Room for Guests
    Second floor Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Luxury marble bath with heated floors, soaking tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Second floor Bunk Room - 6 Single Bed , Dream Bunk Room with a Ship Theme with Port Hole Wooden Door
    Second floor Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious porch with Brown Jordan furniture &TV
    First floor Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double doors lead to back porch and pool. TV
    Second floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sunny room with spacious porch w Brown Jordan furniture TV
    First floor Library/bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full sleep sofa in private den with full bath and pocket doo
  • Note: 5th bedroom is a den/bedroom with single sleep sofa suitable for one person. There is a full private bath and pocket doors for privacy.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
GEM car included at $1200 per week upon approval. Must be registered with HOA. Insurance and drivers license required.


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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
Alpharetta ga

Wonderful week at The Sandcastle

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the Sandcastle tremendously! The home has a gourmet kitchen that provides to entertain a crowd. The bedrooms are cozy and beautifully decorated. The porches are inviting as well as the pool and outdoor kitchen. The owner was a pleasure to work with and responsive. Just an overall WONDERFUL week.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Spring Break recently with another family. We had four adults and four kids from 11 to 16 and this house was perfect. The rooms all have bathrooms, there are several porches, lots of hang out space, an absolutely amazing kitchen that included everything we needed to cook amazing meals (including and ice maker, a nespresso machine, and two dish washers to make cleanup easy). The pool area was a perfect space to hangout with lots of space and chairs/lounges for everyone and it's very private since it backs to a natural space. We rented the GEM car for the week and it was the icing on the cake. Getting to the beach was not only easy, but a lot of fun with the GEM car. If it's between this hose and another house, pick this one.

The owner, Laurie, was available before, during, and after our stay and felt more like a personal concierge than owner.

We highly recommend The Sandcastle and will likely stay there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast In Watercolor / at the house. Great spot for a large group (we had 3 couples) or family. House was beautiful and had everything we needed to enjoy a great stay. Renting the GEM was a huge bonus and made our stay a lot easier / more fun.

Thanks Laurie!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Micah for staying with us. You are right. The GEM is so much fun. We hope you return again soon. Laurie
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Simply the BEST

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation at The Sandcastle. We have stayed in Watercolor numerous times, but this deluxe home exceeded any of the others we have rented. This beautiful and comfortable house had absolutely everything you could possibly need or want, and Laurie, the owner, is so pleasant and easy to communicate with.

On this trip, we brought our daughter and her two year old daughter. It was our granddaughter 's first beach trip. This house's amenities and location were perfect. It's private backyard and pool, proximity to the beach, camp pool, Publix, etc. were just some of the things we enjoyed.

One of the highlights of our trip was using the 6 seat electric GEM car that you can rent from the owner. This is a MUST!!! We never used our car again once we parked it when we arrived. The GEM car was used for all our getting around, taking all of us and our beach equipment to the beach, going to Seaside and Watercolor for dinners, grocery shopping at Publix, and cruising to check out Watercolor 's many things to see and do. Our granddaughter is still talking about riding in Laurie's red GEM 🚗�!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. This made my day when I saw this review. Thanks also for leaving the house better than you found it. The yard looks better than ever! I hope you return soon. Laurie Watercolor sandcastle com
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Plano, TX

Incredible Home!!! We will be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is completely stunning. The kitchen and master bathroom were my favorite rooms-- but everything is honestly over the top gorgeous. The house looks amazing in the photos, but it's equally amazing (or better) in person. I think the part I appreciated most about the house is how comfortable it is. In my experience, a house is rarely gorgeous and functional/comfortable-- but this house is both. It has everything we could have possibly wanted. We did a lot of cooking at the house, and we had every single pot, pan, dish, place mat, cooking utensil-- everything-- that we needed. The dining table is nice and large to accommodate many people, and counter seating around the island is extremely convenient and spacious also. All of the beds were comfortable and plush-- as were all of the towels and linens. Every outdoor space offered by this home is beautiful and functional- OBSESSED with the bed swing!!! We loved having the pool and we used it every single night!! It's the perfect size for a handful of people to hang out while watching the TV that is mounted over the outdoor kitchen/grill area; the massive umbrellas over the chaise lounges outside provide ample shade. Honestly, every detail is so thoughtful. Every light in the house is on a dimmer so you can set the lighting just right, the pathway lighting on the stairs is really nice, and having AppleTV and/or DirectTV on every screen in the house made us feel right at home. The game room on the 3rd floor was enjoyed by all... but the most popular item was the GEM car which was the ideal mode of beach transportation! We loaded everything in the back and made the 3-4 minute drive to the WaterColor Beach Club where we could easily park right next to the boardwalk. Not having to worry about towels was nice since they are provided for you with your amenity passes. The house has several beach umbrellas, chairs, and beach toys for kids in the towel cabana in the backyard, so we really didn't have to worry about buying or bringing anything. We also enjoyed riding around the picture-perfect community on the bicycles-- the most adorable little cruisers with baskets on the front. They're in good condition and easy to ride. Laurie was always just a call or text away and responded immediately to any inquiries we had-- she was lovely! We appreciate you opening your home to us, Laurie-- we want to come back and stay in this same house again! We can't imagine finding one we like better.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No I didn't pay for this review and she is not a friend or family. 😀? Thank you so much Brianna for the kind comments and for taking good care of the house. I work very hard at making this house a great experience for everyone. It is nice to hear you appreciate it. Hope to see you next year. Laurie
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Austin, TX

Amazing - give it a 6th star!

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give this more than five stars. I rent many houses on VRBO/HomeAway and this one stands out at the top, in a league of it's own. First, Laurie the property owner was fantastic with quickly answering any question prior to arrival and once onsite. She made the rental that much easier to love and enjoy.

The house itself is gorgeously appointed, with beautiful furniture, upgraded appliances and endless technology... which made it easy to settle in and never want to leave. There was ample space for everyone to do their thing, but cozy enough space to accommodate all when we were together. The location within the Camp District was perfect... surrounded by trees, but convenient to the Beach Club, the pools, Seaside, and Publix. We had hoped to park the car for the week... and we did, with the exception of when we took day trips to Panama City and Destin. The kids loved the freedom and fun of the bikes, and we even got grandparents back on a bike after many many years (probably decades). We did have the GEM car for the week, which I would also recommend... certainly the nicest LSV that I saw in all of Watercolor & Seaside. The pool is small, but that was fully expected... but it was nice to have a place for the kids to splash around and for Nana to do her exercises each day.

This house is true luxury with full comfort... perfect for our multi-generational family trip, and everyone left wanting to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City Beach (ECP) 35 miles away
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tarpon Bar/Bud and Alley's
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Seaside Beach
Car: not necessary

Watercolor has been named the No. 1 vacation destination in the country several times. This 499-acre community provides everything you need for long lasting memories with your family and friends. The white sand beach and turquoise water is as close to the caribbean experience you will find in the U.S. Gulf water is refreshingly warm. Pull up the beach chairs and umbrellas, reserved just for Watercolor residents and guests, and enjoy your day in the sun. It doesn't get better than this.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Watercolor, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break Late 2017
15 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Early
30 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Special
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
8 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Late
29 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall
18 Aug 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year’s 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £321.88 + Tax
Damage Deposit Refundabl £715.3
Resort Pass for all gues £250.35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Effective February 2016 VRBO is charging guests a service fee. This fee is going directly to VRBO's financial institution. The service fee is being added to my property quote by VRBO. I have no way of waiving it or opting out of it. You should call VRBO if you have questions about it.

If you choose to pay by credit card 3 % will be deducted from your damage deposit as an administrative fee.

If you choose the E Check option when paying, there are no charges at all for this service.

Resort cards. $350 per week includes all guests. Also includes 6 bikes.

A $250 cancellation fee will apply to reservations cancelled at any time. If a credit card was used, Credit Card fees will be deducted.

Check in 4pm Sunday
Check out 10AM Sunday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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