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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bed + Detached Carriage House, 5.5 Bath, 5 Bikes (Sleeps 12-14)

Beautiful 5 bedroom/5.5 bath home in an ideal location within the heart of WaterSound Beach! Comes with detached carriage house, 5 adult bikes, private full baths for each room, gourmet kitchen, and lavish high-end decor and appliances. Gorgeous views of the Gulf and Camp Creek Lake from 3rd floor balcony and only a short (3-5 minute) walk to the closest community pool and beach.


-Sleeps 12-14 People

-5 Adult Bikes provided


-Carriage House

-Outdoor Fire Place with Large Table for Eating

-Outdoor Gas grill

-Screened-in Outdoor Lounge Area

-Outdoor Shower

-Fine Furnishings and Lavish Decor

-Flat screen TV's in all Bedrooms

-Fully equipped Kitchen with High-End Appliances

-Wet Bar on 1st and 3rd Floor

-Front Loader Washer and Dryer

-Luxurious Soft Linens


-256 acre private, gated, neighborhood beach community located directly on the Gulf of Mexico between Seaside and Rosemary Beach

- Puttering Park (18 hole putt-putt course)

- 2 community pools

- DuneSider Grill serving lunch poolside in the summer season

- Walking paths and Meandering Boardwalks throughout community

- Fitness center (fees applicable)

- Camp Creek Lake - one of the world's few natural coastal dune lakes

- 30 minute drive from Destin or Panama City

- Just a bike ride away from Seagrove, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach

Full Description:

With sleeping accommodations for 12 to 14, the cottage style architecture and interior furnishings of this classic beach house offer luxury with a relaxed style. This home boasts 3 king suites with private baths on the 2nd floor, including a master with endless views of the Gulf, a claw foot tub, and a fabulous rain shower. A 4th bedroom (2 twins, plus a daybed with roll-out trundle) and bath are on the 3rd floor, which also offers a wet bar and porch with incredible views for toasting another day in paradise. A carriage house suite with a queen bed, queen sleeper, and kitchenette provides flexibility (and privacy) for larger families.

The first floor living space includes an oversized LR/DR perfect for large family gatherings, which opens to a spacious screened porch with plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy the lake views and Gulf breezes. The well-equipped gourmet kitchen opens to an outdoor dining patio with a gas grill and large fireplace. A small office and laundry room complete the first floor, along with an outdoor shower for quick clean up after a long day at the beach. The LR, bedrooms, and carriage house all have flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Complimentary WiFi and 5 bikes are available for Guests use.


- Unfortunately, due to HOA rules the guest will not be able to rent golf carts and will not be able to bring their own golf cart.

More Details

Property Manager
Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager

Local Haven Rentals, LLC was founded on the idea of experiencing your vacation like a local. There's something magical about submersing yourself in the culture of the community as you live amongst the locals, dinning and shopping at the nearby restaurants and boutiques all while supporting small businesses and local economy. You're immediately welcomed into the community upon arrival as if you're a longtime friend. Being a tourist is something of the past. We welcome you to your Local Haven!

Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager chose Santa Rosa Beach

WaterSound is perfectly situated to provide easy access to Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach to the east, and to Seaside and Watercolor to the west. This convenient yet private community offers the advantage of being situated entirely on the Gulf side of scenic highway 30-A, so there's no busy road to cross to get to the beach or to take a leisurely ride on your bike.

**One of the newest features of the WaterSound community is The Hub. It is newly constructed and the hottest place to dine while hanging out listening to live music and it's less than a 3 min walk from the house!**


WaterSound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Master has a beautiful claw foot tub.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Carriage house
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , On the first floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , located on second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Located on second floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located on second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Located on third floor. Sleeps four.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Carriage house has a queen bed and sleeper sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Enough room for all!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our vacation time at this property. Tropical storm Cindy came through and we didn't get to enjoy the beach as much as we would have liked but the fresh water dune lake nearby was incredible! The house was well built and held up to the storm! Our family of 10 had plenty of room to spread out and the gourmet kitchen was a treat! We would definitely book this property again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large/multiple families

  • 5 of 5

We visited Watersound and stayed in this home with 2 other families. The home facilitated us all comfortably and with ease. The kitchen, where we spent the majority of our time, boasted of a large Sub-Zero refrigerator and extra large, commercial grade range which made cooking for 14 people a breeze! The home was well decorated, care for, and stocked. We walked easily to the beach, pool, and nearby Hub. Katie, with Local Haven Rental, was AMAZING in helping us plan our trip and answer questions regarding the house and area. She even showed up on a Sunday morning to reset the internet for us. We used Sunny Days Bikes to rent kids bikes + trailers (house comes with adult bikes) and they delivered/picked up the bikes for us + gave a 10% discount since we were in Watersound. Between Katie and Sunny Days, we barely had to lift a finger.

We would highly recommend this house and the Watersound area!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a well designed house for a large family wanting to be together at the beach

  • 4 of 5

Great location - in area of beach that is still relatively quiet and so beautiful -walking distance to beach and convenient pool as well - house was perfect for our needs - clean/well-equipped/comfortable with rooms for all and well-appointed decor. Bathrooms large/clean - closets as well. Kitchen was set-up for multiple chefs at one time. Beyond the house, Elena (property manager) was SO VERY responsive and helpful - when we could not rent beach chairs and received rude service from St Joe - she offered a gift card and was genuinely interested in helping us enjoy our vacation - - she made the difference and is one of the main reasons we enjoy using VRBO - personal service. Only negative was that ice maker was not working (bad news in middle of summer with 12 thirsty crew members) and dials on oven nonfunctional...small issues but easily fixed as well. Hope everyone who rents this home has as wonderful a vacation as we did - everyone so sad to leave !

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the beautiful La Mer! :) With that said, thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Unfortunately, the free-standing ice-maker stopped working at the worst time of the year, aka Summer. We're currently in the process of replacing the ice-maker with a brand new one. Just a kind reminder that there are other ice-makers for guest's use in the kitchen freezer along with the 3rd floor and carriage house. Local Haven Rentals strives to ensure our guests are 110% satisfied with their experience. We hope you return again in the near future! Kindly, Elena
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  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at La Mer! The views are stunning, and it's just a short walk to the beach. The home itself is beautiful! We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the beautiful La Mer! :) Local Haven Rentals strives to ensure our guests are 110% satisfied with their experience. We hope you return again in the near future!
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Great house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

House is perfectly located. Very short walk and even shorter bike ride to beach, pool, and/or Hub.

Our group was 4 adults, 6 teenagers, and 5 younger kids. The layout and size of this house fit everyone well.

Very accommodating owner.

We have been staying in WaterSound for many years. We've stayed in multiple homes on each side of the neighborhood and this is the best one we've experienced. We will be staying in this house for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the beautiful La Mer! :)
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Wonderful Stay at La Mer

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible spring break at the perfect house in Watersound Community. We stayed at La Mer and cannot say enough about how accommodating Local Haven and Elena was to work with. She was ready to offer assistance with anything and always with a quick reply. The house was a perfect setup for 3 families. The layout gave everyone privacy but also provided the perfect setup for meals together and social time by the fireplace or on the screened porch. We enjoyed the scenic walk down the path to the beach and enjoyed our bike rides along 30A. I highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25.1 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Hub
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
Origins Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Hub
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Watersound Beach Access
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

**Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees. Message property manager for an accurate quote.**

We rent to persons 28 yrs or older. Absolutely NO smoking or pets allowed on the property. There is a non-refundable reservation fee for VRBO that is not listed. Please email property manager for an accurate quote. We require purchase of Property Damage Protection of $79.

**Cancellation Policy: 100% fully refundable (minus non-refundable reservation fee) if cancelled up to 60 days prior to check-in; any 50% of payments received will be forfeited if cancelled less than 60 days and up to 30 days prior to stay. Under 30 days prior to stay, all funds will be forfeited.**

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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