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Perfect WaterColor Cottage steps from Camp WaterColor Pool & Playground

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths

Its a Wonderful Life is located in WaterColor’s beautiful Camp District, just steps from the Camp WaterColor pool, field and playground. This charming coastal cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. After a day at the beach, make memories riding bikes or playing tennis with the family.

A wide covered porch with impressive square beams welcome you to this grand cottage. Stepping into the living area you will notice at once the vertical nature of this incredible space. A brick fire place reaches more than 20 feet up to the ceiling and there are railings enabling a view down from the second floor rooms that create a very open, welcoming, airy feel.

The large living area includes a cozy den centered on the fire place as well as a roomy, square eight-top dining table. Walls paneled in wood and painted cream create a cottage mood as does the natural wood furniture.

The kitchen is the largest single room in the house and overlooks the dining and living area along its miles of granite counter top. Stainless steel appliances are easy to access and the island sits very comfortably in the center of the room. A door leads out back to the porch and vine covered carport logia. There is a common half bath in the hall as well.

The king-size master bedroom on the first floor is painted in sky blue. A plush, batik styled duvet cover and ample natural light pouring in from the large windows set the tone. The high ceilings and Gulf focused photo art gives one the sense of being on the beach. You'll find a large walk-in closet, private tiled bath with a walk-in shower and dual vanities make this master a well appointed room throughout.

Going upstairs through the wide vaulted stairway at the head of the stairs you'll come to loft's built-in bunk beds with two twin beds in a fun sailboat theme.

Just down the hall is the children's bedroom. A set of picket fence bunk beds and a single picket fence twin bed are in this clean, playful room with cute puppy-print quilts. A private full bath and large closet give the kids a place to call their own with space for all of their toys and games.

Enter the second upstairs bedroom and look down upon on the first floor living area from the balcony, a striking architectural element. The queen-size bedroom with private bath, has pocket doors which open onto the space below in a distinctive curved balcony. Connected to this room are two bright nooks, one with a classic writing desk and the other with a reading area, both overlooking the living area and across to the stairway.

It's A Wonderful Life is just steps away from Camp WaterColor's pool, playground and park; its well centered in the resort town. The decor is soothing and the space is used very well with an underling theme of quiet opulence. This cottage is a really wonderful place.

More Details

Darren Crosby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom on main level - toilet , tub , jetted tub , Master Bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower.
    Queen Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main level Powder Room - toilet , on main floor off of kitchen
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom on main - 1 king
    Queen Balcony Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs Loft - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect WaterColor Cottage steps from Camp WaterColor Pool & Playground
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

2nd summery stay about to be a 3rd

  • 5 of 5

This is our second summer to stay in Darren's lovely home and we love it. The whole reason we love it is the location, location, location! Our kids (6,9,10,10) can walk across the street and play at the playground before and after the beach on their own. We can see them from the porch and like a quaint neighborhood, you can just take a step from the porch to yell at them to come home for dinner. It also keeps them from being plugged in most of the evening because they stay out at the park and basketball courts until dark.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Shared the house with another family. The location is PERFECT for kids! They loved being able to go to the playground and Camp activities on their own. Everyone enjoyed riding bikes to the beach. The concierge service at the Water Color Inn was awesome and helped us get a babysitter one night so all the adults could ride their bikes to The Surfing Deer. Delicious dinner! We highly recommend and will only return to the Water Color area for Destin area vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broken Appliances uneven water pressure old floor mats

  • 2 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here during spring break in March. The house had everything we needed and was just down the street from the playground, which the kids loved. We were able to ride bikes very easily to Seaside and the Wine Bar. One of my grandsons learned to ride his bike in the alley behind the house! We had plenty of room for 4 adults and 4 kids, and we loved the big dining table for family meals. Overall great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's a WONDERFUL House!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the best stay at It's a Wonderful Life home in Watercolor! Our 5 year old enjoyed the nearby pool and playground while the adults enjoyed the front porch, close proximity to Seaside, the Beach Club and Publix. The house was clean, comfortable, spacious and had everything we could fact, we didn't want to leave! The owner was flexible and a pleasure to work with...If you're considering this home for your next vacation, do not hesitate to book it, you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right across the street from the park! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from spending a week in this fabulous kid-friendly home. We had 2 families of 4 in this house and we had ample room. The kids ( 3-8year olds & 1-5 year old) had it made. There was a park in eye sight of the house. They thought it was coolest thing to be able to ride their bikes across the street and go to the park by themselves. The kitchen was a great size! All 4 adults could be in the kitchen at the same time to prepare kids/adult meals.

We have already booked for next year. We cannot wait!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Damage Deposit $300

Cleaning fee is $400
Daily WaterColor guest fee is $28.00 per day and is included in rate.
Tax is 12%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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