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**To get a total: Add up your rent. Add $95 for cleaning. Multiply that by 1.11 for 11% tax. THAT'S IT! You can put your dates in the upper right hand corner of this webpage and click 'Detailed Price' right UNDER the big yellow BOOK IT button and you'll get an instant quote. Remember $250 of the total is REFUNDABLE. Have fun! :-)
**I appreciate it when possible to fill the calendar right up to the next renter. If your dates cause unrentable gaps in my calendar (leaving one or two single nights only), I retain the right to decline your rental reservation.
**Watch the VIDEO (click VIDEO button at top of ad, at top of picture). This will give you a GREAT tour of Waterscape in general!!! Make sure your speakers are on. Until VRBO gets my video approved, here is the link: http://youtu.be/Yhxb6OyazHI (copy and paste into your browser)
**I also own unit C505 and it's super cute and well equipped, just like this unit. If you need two units, please let me know. www.vrbo.com/552579
**Please do not use Book-it-Now without inquiring about availability and signing a contract first. I deny all reservations booked without speaking to me first.
**My email address is WaterscapeC203 at gmail dot com (spelled out to fight spam). Free free to contact me directly. You will avoid VRBO spam and get a faster reply.
After reading one or two ads, these things really start running together and you focus on the price and forget it. I would hope that my ad would be more helpful than that. So I’ll think a little outside the box here. If you want the same-old information, see my neighbors’ ads. My ad will tell you the rest!
Waterscape is shaped like a U. The beach is at the top of the U. The A unit is on the left. The B unit is on the right. The C unit is at the bottom (parallel to the beach). So the C unit is farthest from the beach, but the walk is lovely and the rates are cheaper. From the higher units in the C building, you have a wonderful view of the beach. This unit is a ground unit. You can’t see the beach. However, you can step out of my unit onto the ground and you’re on your way. C203 is directly behind the toddler pool—I’m talking a few steps! So it’s a trade-off. See the beach and fight the stairs. See the courtyard and you’re ready to go!
If you want to see the pools and hear the waterfalls, you should stay in the C building (anywhere!), or in EVEN NUMBERED units in A or B. If you want things quieter, the odd numbered units in A & B face the outside of the property. You can see the beach from all of these odd units, but B directly faces other 6 story condos so you have a narrow window in which to see. (I stayed over there once. I didn’t care for it.) Odd units in A have a nicer view of the beach (however not the BEAUTIFUL courtyard Waterscape offers). Units on 5th and 6th floors on the odd side of A and in the back (higher last two numbers, farther from the beach) have a view of the beach AND the bay, which is nice. I would prefer this over the middle.
When we were shopping for condos I looked at EVERYTHING. I had never stayed in the C building before. As we looked at the condos for sale we were weighing A vs. B. On the last day, we visited C. My husband and I both were in immediate agreement: this is where it’s at!! The first thing that got us was the layout. The kitchens in A and B are TINY. It is SO FRUSTRATING. There is limited cabinet space, limited space to store your groceries except right on the counter. And when you do, then there’s no counterspace to work. The kitchens in the C building are very large. More than one person can go in at a time and there’s plenty of room for everything, including cooking! Next benefit: Parking! This may not seem like a big deal but after staying in the B building MANY times and then staying in our unit, I realized I had no idea what I was missing. It’s very convenient. If I forgot something in the car, 10 seconds and it’s in the condo. This is C building only…and the lower you are, the less levels you have to drive up to get this convenience. Finally, we loved being on ground level. The way Waterscape is built is unique. There’s a little bit of maze to get to the pools if you aren’t on the ground level. The C building has a luscious green courtyard in front. My kids play on it a LOT! They love to pull each other around the grass in the wagon. There is usually a football or soccer game going on between the kids in the bottom floor units. They can do this and I can see them from the couch! Love my unit!!!!
You will find most of the units in Waterscape to be “Vanilla.” The contractors painted them all the same and that is how most remain. C203, has been loved and cared for and has its own personality. It is colorful and classy, decorated with beachy flair, and most importantly to me, IT IS NOT CLUTTERED. If I see one more fake plant (I mean dust collector) inside a condo I think I’ll scream. I have two small kids and when we go to the beach, we bring our house with us. I don’t need extra clutter already in the condo! C203 is a unit for families. I love children and they are welcome in my unit. I have some things in there that might help you out during your stay, including an all-terrain wagon to get you around the property, a pack-n-play, high chair, toys, floats, etc. Our bunk room has a light-blocking privacy curtain so your kids can sleep in while you have your morning coffee. I try my best to make everyone comfortable and happy!
I don’t just cater to kids. Grown-ups are more than welcome in my unit. ;-) I have books, nice TVs, and a DVD player in every room. I have big, thick towels, very comfortable mattresses, and the kitchen is stocked with nice gadgets. (I rented at Waterscape for a long time—I know how frustrating it is to go in a unit and barely be able to find a spatula. It drives me insane!!) You are renting at a top-rated resort. In my opinion, each unit should reflect that. Many owners own a unit for an investment and don’t oversee the unit closely. Their mistake--My advantage!
Not familiar with the area? All around you is fresh seafood from world class restaurants. The Old Bay Steamer, one of the best, is just across the road. (You can walk.) Shopping is everywhere including the one of the largest outlets in the southeast. Waterscape is right next door to the Gulfarium, which I highly recommend. It is also a short beach walk from the fishing pier and board walk. There is a nice waterpark (Big Kahuna) and your typical beach stuff like putt-putt golf, go-carts, etc. The location is GREAT! Enough said.
I don’t charge any fees except tax and cleaning--another benefit of working directly with an owner. You aren’t paying the middle-man. Please keep in mind: If your dates leave a 1 or 2 day gap in my calendar before or after your visit, it makes those dates unrentable. I do not like this (its like giving away two free nights so you can rent from me), and it's why most owners rent by the week. I reserve the right to decline your dates if they cause unrentable gaps in my calendar. :-)
How to book: Booking with me is quite easy. I email you 3 simple documents to fill out and sign. You return them with your $250 deposit. The deposit secures your reservation and covers any damage to the unit that you might cause. Rent is due 1 month prior to check-in. I return the deposit after your stay if the unit is left in the same condition as found. All of this is covered in detail in the rental paperwork. If you have questions about anything, of course, I’m just an email or phone call away.
Technical Details about Waterscape, just in case you missed them: HUGE Zero-entry pool with waterfall, Lily Pad course, and water gadgets Lazy River with tubing provided Quieter upper level pool, heated seasonally AWESOME Toddler pool with waterslide and waterfall/water gadgets Covered play area for kids (save the sunburn!) 2 very large hot tubs, snack shack, beautiful landscaping, gated parking, 24/7 security (a HUGE plus) Poolside gas Weber grills that are professionally cleaned daily Beach Club (planned activities, movies at the pool, crafts, karaoke etc; Peak season only) Fitness Center & Game Room
Technical details about C203: The unit sleeps 8 people comfortably. **Master BR has a king bed. Master bath has double vanities, a walk in shower, and a large bathtub. **Guest BR has a queen bed. Guest bath has a single vanity and walk in shower (no tub). **Bunk Room has bunk beds and a light-blocking privacy curtain to keep your kids soundly sleeping. **Living room has a queen size sofa bed. **There are two full bathrooms. The master bath has a large tub and separate shower. The guest bath has a walk in shower.
No keys. C203 has a keypad lock. You set the code when you arrive. No dealing with the front desk. You can go straight to the condo. No dealing with keys on your trip either. Never again will I dig through a sandy beach bag trying to find a key to get in.
The unit has all the amenities you’d expect. Washer/Dryer, dishwasher, icemaker, etc. And don’t be fooled by the savvy ads on VRBO—EVERYBODY has free WiFi!!
~BEACH SERVICE INCLUDED MARCH 1 - OCTOBER 31.
I am always an email away. Feel free to ask any questions you have. I try to help people find their way at Waterscape, in my unit or not.
I am 'Beach Front' but because I am on the pool level, you see the lovely green courtyard from my unit. You do not cross a street to get to the beach. Just pass by the pools and you are there. The courtyard is tropical and BEAUTIFUL. Walking out the unit on ground level and not fighting stairs is huge!...moreless
You can hear the waterfall from my patio. Very relaxing....moreless
Winter Hide-Away Nov 1 - Mar 6, 2015 2 night min stay
Hello Spring! Mar 7 - Mar 13, 2015 2 night min stay
2015 Spring Break Mar 14 - Apr 10, 2015 3 night min stay
2015 Summer Preview Apr 11 - May 22, 2015 3 night min stay
2015 Summer May 23 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
2015 July 4th Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
2015 Summer Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
2015 Late Summer Aug 15 - Sep 9, 2015 3 night min stay
2015 Fall Sep 10 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Test Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2015 1 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$95 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
**$250 deposit required for all reservations.
**Free Beach Service March 1 thru October 31. You're welcome. :-)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Waterscape is just over the bridge from Destin, Florida. You will be minutes from the Big Kahuna Water Park. (It's a lot of fun!!) You will be surrounded by fresh, local seafood and have many choices of restaurants with local flair. Additionally, shopping is everywhere. The largest outlet mall in the southeast, Silver Sands Factory, is just a short drive down scenic Hwy. 98 in Destin.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are a family of four from Alabama. We love to come to the beach to relax together. Frequently we bring our bicycles and bike around town, and even travel to nearby towns with long bike paths. (There is excellent biking nearby--ask if interested!)
We own two condos at Waterscape and they actually keep us VERY busy when we travel here. We strive to keep our condos impeccable, and this means a lot of work when we visit. We love it though, and our guests always come first.
Why the Owner Chose Waterscape: We came to Waterscape in 2009, and have not visited another beach property since. Waterscape has everything kids could ever dream for, and adults of all ages fall in love with the place. We bought in Waterscape because there just isn't anything like it around. We love the grounds and amenities, and the area isn't too crowded. The sugar white beaches are beautiful. We just love it here.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: I love this property because I can park, unload my groceries and kids, walk a few feet to my front door, and never touch stairs or an elevator. I also love being able to walk right out to the pool from my front door! We are close to the kids pool, and while sitting on the patio you can relax to the sounds of the waterfall.