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Vacation at the Most Beautiful Beach in the World...Watercolor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The vision of WaterColors Southern origins, the respect for the existing natural features and the intimate small-town planning is what you will see while vacationing in WaterColor.

The two-story house is tastefully and comfortably decorated and gives you the sense of being 'at home' the moment you walk through the front door. The two king-bed master suites upstairs each open onto their own large balcony for complete privacy. A third bedroom with a queen bed on the first gives enough sleeping space for the kids or a third couple. Each bedroom has a private bath. While sitting on the front porch you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while overlooking a park.

A short walk to the neighborhood pool or a 15 minute walk to the beach and enough activities for all ages keeps everyone happy. Walk to the town center for dining and entertainment or drive to any one of many world-class restaurants located on Scenic 30-A.

We provide passes to all pools and beach club. We also provide 4 adult-size bikes and if you have a need for child-size bikes, we work with a company that can provide the appropriate bikes and/or equipment. The house is well supplied for your stay with beach towels, chairs, toys,, and just about anything to call our home YOUR home!


Everyone deserves a special getaway, let WaterColor be yours!

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Pam Oertel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Pam Oertel

Ken and Pam live in Tallahassee, Florida, and built their Watercolor house in 2005.

We can't find enough time to spend in Watercolor so enjoy sharing it with others.

Pam Oertel purchased this house in 2005

Why Pam Oertel chose WaterColor

Destin is a short drive from Tallahassee, making it a perfect weekend getaway. Once there, however, it is hard to leave!

What makes this house unique

The peacefulness of WaterColor and the numerous activities -- whichever you want. The many golf courses in the area and the dining is superb. We can bike to so many places we rarely need a car.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Vacation at the Most Beautiful Beach in the World...Watercolor
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, comfortable beds, beautiful beach, great fun to ride bikes throughout the community!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house

  • 5 of 5

My family (includes my wife and 2 small children) recently stayed here and were blown away at the beauty of the area and the home. Not sure what Chews is talking 2 year old walked to the beach and didn't complain so I would not put too much stock in that review. However, bikes should be your primary mode of transportation. We parked our car and barely used it during our entire stay (except for some groceries and a trip to Rosemary beach). Rent this place and you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Seaside/Watercolor area, and we will definitely be back. We loved this house. It was quiet, beautiful, and we felt extremely safe. We parked our car, and we didn't have to use it the remainder of the week. We could easily bike and walk everywhere with our 2 daughters (ages 1 and 2 1/2). Maybe "Chews" can't read a map or gets lost easily, since I am by no means a marathon runner, and had no trouble pushing a stroller to the beach. Pam was very accommodating, and she made sure we had everything we needed. Watercolor is a fantastic town for a family vacation, and this vacation home was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this house in October of 2015 and had a blast. We had 5 adults and two girls under 3. We rented one of the bikes with the cub carrier for the week and the girls loved it. It was the perfect way to see the area. I really liked how the house was on the edge of the neighborhood, there seemed to be a lot of noise coming from houses in the center of WaterColor at night. The house is beautiful and we really enjoyed the upstairs balconies attached to each room. The kitchen was great, the bar is big enough that we were all able to sit around the stove while my wife cooked dinner and we weren't in her way. The owner, Pam, was a great help directing us to rentals and advising us that WaterColor only allows 30 golf carts on the ENTIRE property. It saved me a lot of money and it was nice to have rentals taken care of beforehand. Perfect beaches, perfect house, perfect location, and perfect weather made for an amazing week. I Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Response to Chews

  • 5 of 5

WE LOVE THIS HOUSE! First off, it is very clear from the description of the house that it is located "off the beaten path," which my family found to be very nice, since it is much quieter than the rest of watercolor. It is located next to a lovely park and a preserve, so if peace and quiet is your thing, this house is perfectly situated. Pam is extremely helpful and friendly and goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is absolutely as perfect as possible. I do not understand "Chews" complaints about the walk to the beach. It is a 15 minute walk on a flat surface, you may take a well maintained and landscaped path all the way to Watercolor towncenter and the beach. I highly suspect anyone without a major disability would have trouble making this walk, especially one who is a "marathon runner" and "professional cyclist." I suppose some people just look for things to complain about. The house is comfortably furnished and the beds are the most comfortable I've ever experienced. I was so well-rested after my stay I didn't want to leave. The kitchen is easy to cook and entertain in, there is a roomy dining room table for family meals. However, there are so many fabulous restaurants nearby I don't know who would want to eat in! I highly, HIGHLY recommend this house!! 10/10

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect home with all the amenities. Great rental experience. Will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
plenty to chose from
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
several in area
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
several in area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Watercolor Beach Club
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gulf District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Spring break
Mar 11 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 10 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $325 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit is returned within 30 days of departure if terms of agreement have been met.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) Each master bedroom has king size bed., Queen size Beds (1) 3 bedroom has queen bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Have inflatable bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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