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September rates discounted for a limited time.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Right out of the pages of Coastal Magazine Stunning White Cottage Decor

The Sandcastle luxury home is fabulous. Be sure to see us at Watercolorsandcastle com

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

Spacious, luxury 5 bedroom 5 1/2 bath beach home is in immaculate condition. Will not disappoint. This home is ready for your enjoyment.

No construction anywhere near this home.

The 2015 GEM LSV $1200/week . Seats six people.

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.

6 bed bunk room and third floor playroom are perfect for 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 ID cards will gain you access to all the pools, tennis courts and boat house. Amenity resort cards are extra at $300 per week for all guests.

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

-Two drip coffee makers

-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

- Queen 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 all 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 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 a crowd. 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

- 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

- Poolcan be heated at extra charge. $150 to bring to 85 degrees and $30 per day after that. 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

- 7 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 NOT included. $1200 per week additional.

- 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. 9 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. E check which is free of charge and credit card which has a 3% charge and will de deducted from your deposit.

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 iTunes dock. 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 (Summer day camp for kids. See Watercolor Inn & Resort website for details).

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 watercolorsandcastle

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.

Real Estate Sales

If you are looking for a home to purchase in Watercolor or surrounding areas, John will find the right home for you. He is responsible for finding this beautiful home for our family. You will not find a more honest, hard working individual anywhere!

More Details

Laurie Redmond
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Laurie Redmond

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. My two boys and I will enjoy the property the rest of the time! 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 South Walton

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 make the 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
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
  • First floor Bedroom/den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin sleeper for one
    Second floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sunny room with spacious porch w Brown Jordan furniture TV
    Second floor Bunk Room - 6 Single Bed , Dream Bunk Room with a Ship Theme with Port Hole Wooden Door
    Second floor Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious porch with Brown Jordan furniture &TV
    First floor Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Double doors lead to back porch and pool. TV
  • 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 ...
  • 9 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal 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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September rates discounted for a limited time.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

The vacation oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful place for our family. It was absolutely gorgeous and had everything you could ever need already at the home! The location was perfect, close to the grocery store and having the GEM car to get around was so nice. We loved having the pool for those who didn't want to go to the beach everyday, it was a little oasis. The balcony's were lovely to relax on, the kids loved watching TV on the screened in porch. This was truly a dream vacation spot for the entire family. We would definitely book this home again and again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us Laurie!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colleen for your kind words. I hope you will come back many times. We loved having you and thanks for taking good care of the house. Laurie
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A wonderful and relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

The home is very beautiful and functional. There are numerous seating areas in the living and dining room. The most cherished area was the outdoor space. The front patio was great for relaxing and seeing who was biking by. The upstairs screened porch was delightful to overlook the pool as well it had a large bed swing that was very comfy. It would be nice to rig up a small rope to allow one to swing themselves without having to put your feet on the floor. The backyard had a beautiful swimming pool along with a nice outside grill, sink and refrigerator. On the opposite side was a small pool storage shed with ample pool and yard toys and an outdoor shower. Behind the house was open green space and with the 2 small structures on either side (the BBQ and the storage) it felt very secluded. Furthermore, the porch near the pool and the lounge chairs around the pool area were very comfortable. The ground floor living space was more than adequate and easy to handle larger groups for family or friend gatherings. There was one BR on ground floor with queen bed that opened to back porch and also had a full bath. There was an additional living area that had a full bath which we used for naptime for the toddler and infant during the day. It had a sofa bed if required. Upstairs was a large master with king bed and full bath that had access to the front porch and another BR with queen bed with full bath that exited to the back screened porch. In the middle was the bunk room with 3 sets of bunk bed with adjoining full bath. The third floor was a game room with all the needed electronics to keep children occupied on a rainy day. We had several questions when we arrived and Laurie readily responded. She even sent us some notices of things to do of upcoming events for Memorial Day. The house was immaculately maintained with soft tones throughout and both the pool and BBQ where serviced during the week. There is sufficient parking for 2 vehicles on the driveway even with the electric cart. Furthermore there are 2 public parking spots on the road about 50 yds. from the home on a first come basis. There were numerous bikes to select and the bike company quickly changed one out when the brake cable became faulty. Furthermore Laurie included a child carrier that could be pulled behind the bike for the toddler which was a huge hit as well as very functional. All in all we had a wonderful 2 weeks with family. It is well positioned in WC.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a warm and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Sandcastle! The house is so well appointed and the owners went above and beyond to create the perfect vacation experience. I recommend using the GEM, it was such fun, so convenient and parking is so much easier! The kitchen is an absolute dream and we had several cookouts by the pool! Both the front and back porches are the absolute perfect spots for reading and relaxing and I am already missing the master suite!! We definitely hope to book another trip!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslye, You were the perfect guest and we would love to have you back. The GEM car is so much fun and I am glad you were able to enjoy it. Thanks for your kind words. Laurie
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Extraordinary! A True Treasure of a Home

  • 5 of 5

Extraordinary! A True Treasure of a Home

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We just returned from a fabulous vacation at the Sandcastle! This is our second time to rent Laurie's beautiful home and it was spectacular once again! The house is fully equipped with literally EVERYTHING you could need while vacationing at Watercolor. The kitchen has a array of wonderful appliances including such things as a waffle maker, panini maker, VitaMix blender, Scottsman ice machine, two dishwashers and much much more. Anything you think you would want or need is there. This is the same for the other amenities whether it be extra towels for the pool, the bikes, the beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.- anything you need is provided. The house also has Apple TV, a Sonos system and Wireless throughout. The location of the house is close to everything. You can bike to the beach, the Tennis Center and the Inn at Watercolor as well as to Seaside and even to the grocery store.

In addition to all of the items so generously stocked with the home, the layout of the rooms and the furnishings make for a very spacious, restful and relaxing vacation for all ages. The pool is a lovely bonus and there is an outdoor grill and t/v surrounding the pool area as well.

Laurie is a very responsive and pleasant person to rent from and her property shows her care and attention to detail!

We hope to be able to come back again soon. It was a true TREAT to be in such a home with our family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Laurie, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We enjoyed the pool, the location, bikes and so much more. This is our second time renting the sandcastle and hope to return many more. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Sandcastle Home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home yesterday from our stay and I am already missing the feeling of total relaxation in this home. We have stayed in 6 different Watercolor homes and Sandcastle is certainly the most beautiful! I am sometimes overly picky about details such as linens and dishes in a vacation home. The linens were beautiful and luxurious. There was a great variety of dishes including glass and plastics...much appreciated. The master bed mattress was as comfortable as mine at home. Great water pressure in the shower! My grand daughters loved the bunk room and I appreciated that they each had their own individual nightlights that could be dimmed. I don't understand the previous poster about the fees associated with the rental??? Those fees are clearly stated in any renter's contract. We also had use of the GEM car and it was such an easy way to get around and found parking to be much more available for the GEM. I loved the SONOS in the house and quickly figured out how to download the app to use it, but it would have been helpful to had details about that in advance. The pool...something else that I found confusing with the previous poster...it's pretty clear from the photos that this is not a lap pool. It's small. I honestly thought we would have very little use for it other that the 2 children splashing around a bit. Actually, it was enjoyed by everyone. At one point, 4 adults and the 2 kids were playing beach ball volleyball for a pretty long time. All of the porch areas were beautifully furnished and pretty close to perfect. A personal favorite item for everyone was the "tiny pellet" ice maker. We used it constantly and it stayed full! I have to have one now! This home was very clean and well cared for and the owner was readily available for any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melanie, I very much appreciate your comments from the only guest that has written a less than cheerful review. You are great guests and thanks for taking care of the house. Much appreciated. Hope you come back soon. Laurie
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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: recommended

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
8 Day Week Special
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
8 night minimum stay
for 8 nights
Summer Late
6 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Aug 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
25 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break Late 2017
15 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Early
30 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
8 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fourth o.f July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £346.23 + Tax
Resort Cards/week £230.82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £769.4
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 2.9 % will be deducted from your deposit. If you choose the E Check option when paying, there are no charges.

Resort cards. $270 per week

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.
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