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5 BR/5.5 BA- Phase 1 in Park Dist., 3800 sq ft., bikes and amenity passes incl.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14) Great Carriage House Included

Located in the perfect spot! A 10 minute walk to Sugar White Sands and Crystal Clear Blue Water. The Seaside town area and the resturants and shops are just a short walk away. Enjoy all that Watercolor has to offer and Seaside is just outside your back door. This beautiful home is situated on a corner lot in the heart of Phase 1 of Watercolor. The address of the home is 890 Western Lake Dr. It is located 100 yards from the tennis club. The front of the house faces Western Lake while the back is nestled on a quiet alley backing up to the Seaside greenbelt.

It features 16 foot ceilings downstairs and 12 ft ceilings upstairs. Wide plank reclaimed pine floors throughout. Slate floors and pebble accents in bathrooms. Kitchen has a Subzero refrigerator, Viking range, dishwasher and under counter ice maker. There is plenty of room for dinning with seating for 10 at the main table and a second dining table that seats another 6 guest. The kitchen island has four more seats for breakfast or dinner.

A brand new Sonos streaming music system has recently been installed through out the home. Enjoy music inside or outside on both our porches. Surround sound with big screen TVs upstairs and down. There are flat screen TVs in all of the bedrooms. The beautiful downstairs outside porch offers privacy and a place to sit and enjoy the relaxing life that comes with Watercoor. There is a new BBQ grill for outdoor cooking.

The open floor plan of the home is a fabulous use of space, with the living, kitchen, and dinning areas all connected. It's the perfect amount of space for any size family or families. This fantastic home features four bedrooms in the main house. The master bedroom is located on the first floor with its beautiful bathroom with a huge shower and separate bathtub for relaxing. The additional bedrooms are located on the second floor living area. The bunk room has two sets of bunks built in, each bunk containing TWO bunk beds for a total of 4 beds, plus there is a new queen bed in the room also. We have just added a NEW bathroom suite for the middle bedroom. It is beautiful. The bedroom on one end of the upstairs has a King bed and a full bath. The bedroom on the other end of the upstairs has two singles and a new King bed to handle couples or kids. A large full bath services this bedroom area. Off of the upstairs is a screened in porch with a ping pong table for the kids or adults. UPDATE: CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED ON THE ADDITION OF A NEW BATHROOM UPSTAIRS TO SERVE THE MIDDLE BEDROOM. EVERY BEDROOM HAS A FULL BATHROOM TO SERVE ITS GUEST.

BIKES INCLUDED. We offer all of our guest the use of any of the bicycles that are in the garage to explore the many bike trails that Watercolor has to offer. Or take a ride down 30A and enjoy the miles of trails along the beach. These are our personal bikes and we are not always sure of the number and condition of these bikes but you are welcome to use them at your own risk.

Don't get fooled into renting a 4 Bedroom house with 2400 sq. ft. and no room to move around in. Our home is a LARGE 3800 sq. ft. home with lots of room. You may find a less expensive home for your stay, but you won't find a nicer home for entertaining your family of friends. Many of our guest come back year after year.

A separate Carriage House is INCLUDED in the rental as a 5th bedroom. Due to the propularity of this space we have decided to include it with the main house in all rentals for NO extra cost. The Carriage House has a King bed, kitchenette and full bath which can serve as a second master bedroom. Come and enjoy one of the most popular homes in Phase 1 of Watercolor.

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Stephen King
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Stephen King

This home is owned by two good friends who live in the same town in Texas. Purchased as an investment, we plan on using it with our families a few times a year. It will remain on VRBO so others can enjoy it when we are not in Florida.

Stephen King purchased this house in 2011

Why Stephen King chose Beaches of South Walton

We have all been to the Seaside area many times and believe it to be one of the greatest coastal resort communities in the USA. Watercolor is a place where families can vacation in a safe environment and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Can't think of a better place to own a vacation home.

What makes this house unique

This home is located in a great location. Enjoy the wonderful amenities of Watercolor and still be able to walk into Seaside in a matter of minutes. The home is family friendly. Huge living room area allows for everyone to dine and hangout in the same area if they want or slip away to one of the private areas upstairs. The carriage house allows more than one family to share the home and have a second master bedroom for the grownups.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach at Seaside, Santa Rosa beach
Car: not necessary

Our home is located in Phase 1 of Watercolor and is on the border of The Seaside greenbelt. A short walk to Seaside shopping and the beach.


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Has separate tub and shower, huge bathroom
    Bathroom near street - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is off of bedroom with queen bed at front of house
    1/2 bath downstairs off kitchen/ LR - toilet
    Carriage House bath - toilet , shower , Full bath in carriage house.
    NEW Middle bedroom bath - toilet , shower , New bathroom for middle bedroom with bunk beds & queen bed
    Large bath for upstairs room with King and doubles - toilet , shower , Double sinks, large bathroom
  • 4.5 in main house, 5.5 including full bath in carriage house
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom is Downstairs
    Carriage house bedroom - 1 king , Carriage house has king bed & full bath. Great 2nd master.
    Middle Bedroom- bunk bed room - 1 queen , 4 bunk bed , Room has new Queen Bed also. Only 4 of 6 Bunk beds in use.
    End bedroom upstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room has new King bed added
    Bedroom 2- End room by street - 1 king , This is room nearest street has full bath. New King bed.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (4) 2 sets each containing 2 beds. Top bunk is not in use. The Carriage House has a King bed which can be used as a 5th bedroom if needed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A bunch of bikes are located in the garage and avaliable for our guest to use at their own risk. We make no representation as to the condition or quantity of the bikes at the time of your arrival. We have a conceirge service that checks our guest in and out and answer any questions or needs during your stay at our home.


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5 BR/5.5 BA- Phase 1 in Park Dist., 3800 sq ft., bikes and amenity passes incl.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is perfect if you enjoy going to Seaside and the proximity to the beach club is an easy bike ride. The layout of the house is great. I highly recommend staying here for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Owner was extremely nice and accommodating!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. We had 4 families but did not feel like we were on top of each other. We had our privacy but still had a large common area to spend time together. Loved the kitchen. We cooked several meals at the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property with great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many Water Color homes for family gatherings and this one is by far our favorite. Each bedroom has a bath and the extra large kitchen and living area was very comfortable and family friendly. The kitchen and baths are well appointed to make your stay comfortable. Honestly, it was like being hosted by a family friend.

The back alley was great for little ones on bikes and trikes and they didn't mind the short trips to Seaside or the Water Color beach club.

Both the owner and the management company are easily acceptable.

Our group ages ranged from 3 to 66. All want to return to this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in Watercolor/Seaside

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a great week at this property. We had 4 adults and 6 teenagers with us. Everyone had plenty of room. The main floor is a great gathering place, with an open kitchen, large centrally located dining room table, and plenty of seating around the large-screen TV. The bedrooms are spacious, as were the bathrooms. The house is clean and has a nice "high finish" feel to it, without feeling overly fancy or fragile. I would highly recommend this property for families! A+++

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our fall break. We had 2 families each with 4 teenagers. So 12 of us total. This house is perfect!!! It is so nice - all the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We had plenty of room and even could of had room for more. It was cold and cloudy the first few days we were here. We were so glad that we had rented this house because we loved just being inside - it was so beautiful and well equipped with everything. The house comes with adult and kid bikes which is a huge plus! You really don't need a car except to go to the grocery. Some days we walked to the beach and some days we ride bikes. There's a short cut to Seaside shopping from the back alley behind the house. Literally so close! You end up right by Duckies (and The Great Southern). We enjoyed the Watercolor pool and beach too. You will not be sorry when you rent this house!! Also the owner was amazing to work with. We had an issue with the tv and he very promptly had a new tv delivered. We couldn't believe how fast he took care of that. We will definitely rent this exact house again. Also it was so nice that each bedroom (5 total) has its own bathroom!!! That is something you don't find in other properties.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bike restoration fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $395 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Amenity Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

If you have a question about the rates please ask us, we want to know what you are thinking about the price we are quoting. Don't be afraid to ask us.

We require a deposit of $1500 on weekly deposits at time of making reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival except during Spring Break and Summer where balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. We do not accept AMEX as a form of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.