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5 BR/5.5 BA- Park Dist., Large home , 1 min. walk to Seaside, Bikes included

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
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
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January 19, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

5 BR/5.5 BA- Park Dist., Large home , 1 min. walk to Seaside, Bikes included
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

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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Beautiful House and Great Location - Everything We Wanted

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. We had two adults and seven kids ages 9-18 with plenty of room to of the bedrooms we didn't even enter. I'll list some quick items I may not have seen in other reviews...

- Owner was great to work with via mobile / text, making arrival very easy

- We biked EVERYWHERE using bikes provided. Even 18 mile roundtrip to Rosemary Beach. Plenty of bike locks provided, even tools and air pumps in the garage to do a little tuning as needed. This was a very nice plus versus having to rent these elsewhere.

- Outdoor shower (with warm water) was a huge hit. Everyone used it pretty much every day.

- Publix (grocery store) is maybe a mile or two away - that was about the only time we used the car - for a daily grocery run to feed the troops.

- Biking to the Seaside beach was about 5 minutes.

- Tons of trails for walks, runs, bikes around Western Lake which is right across the street - again location was perfect for access to beach, pools, restaurants, lake, grocery, everything.

- The house, kitchen, bedrooms were all very well done, very comfortable

- The carriage house was great for us with two 18 year old boys - they stayed in there, had some privacy and then joined the rest of us for meals in the main house.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay with young children and teenagers!

  • 5 of 5

We had family members who had not all been together in five years. Everyone said the same thing, "The house was perfect." The little ones could nap, play on the porches, and the one relative who loves us dearly, but also loves his quiet time could go back to the carriage house to regroup. The teenagers, as well as the parents, loved the safe freedom for the older kids to come and go without worry. We all loved the location; we could either walk or ride a bike wherever we needed. The owner was so accommodating. Whenever we had a question before and during our stay, he was so helpful. We all would HIGHLY recommend this home. We could not have found a nicer place to stay or a nicer person to rent to us. THANK YOU! Debbie

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house and amazing location! VERY CLOSE TO SEASIDE!

  • 5 of 5

My family and my brother's family stayed in this house thanksgiving week. With lots of young children, it's always a concern how everyone will sleep, especially with more than half of ours still needing naps. This house was perfect! Children all slept great, lay out of the house allowed for places to play, quite DARK rooms for kids to nap and lots of seating for dining. We LOVED the location, you cannot beat it! We have been going to Seaside area for 20 years and this house is directly behind Seaside shopping. We had lots of bikes for the kids to ride or walk into town, a very short walk, there is an alley directly behind house that takes you right there! We will definitely be renting this place again and I HIGHLY recommend it!

New, very CLEAN and spacious for large families. Many thanks to the owners for being so wonderful during our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Watercolor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring Break
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Spring Break
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring Break
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Early
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Late
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Texas Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
After Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Bike restoration fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $350 + 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.

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Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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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