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Exclusive Beach District, your 'HAPPY PLACE!' Biggest outdoor living - 9 porches

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,315 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 7 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath Beach House With Private Pool and Guest House

The best of the best! This once exclusive home, one of only five in the Beach District of WaterColor can now be your Happy Place! It is the closest home to the beach access and sits so close to the border of WaterColor and Seaside, so you get the best of both worlds. The house, with private guest house and huge private pool, spans an entire block! This is truly a beach getaway compound! Directly across the street from the WaterColor resort and next to all the fine shops and restaurants means you are literally a skip away from everything.

When you book with us, we throw in perks to really make you feel special:

-Complimentary Bottle of Wine/Beer Upon Arrival*

-Complimentary Welcome Pizza dinner upon arrival (no rushing to the grocery store on your first night!)*

-Complimentary Welcome treat

*apply to weekly stays during spring break and summer seasons.

******Upscale beach cottage design. All designer furniture. Snuggly, crisp designer bedding in every bedroom. Wall to wall windows in gigantic 2nd floor main area. Streaming sunlight makes it happy and airy. Hdtv's in every bedroom and huge 60' hdtv flat panel in Bunkroom. 'Kids Korner' (West wing of 3rd floor) includes the Bunkroom, which has amazing built in bunks; the Sunroom, with 2 twins and kitchenette; and the Loft Hallway, with 2 more twins. Great area for kids and teens to hangout together! Pool area has outdoor private shower, lots of lounge seating, and fireplace that will entice you to live outside! You'll fight over the bed swing for that perfect coveted napping spot. Guest house is a home in itself. With a living room, full kitchen, private bath and bedroom, it lets that special couple or small family have their privacy from the main house.

Main attractions of house: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION and also all the outdoor living areas ~ additional 3000sqft of outdoor and porch space. Huge 1st floor wrap around front porch, 2nd floor living porch has second bed swing for afternoon naps, and screened in dining porch for quiet meals. 4th floor deck for amazing ocean views and sunsets! 9 huge and different outdoor areas, let you sneak some alone time, or come together for fun. Tons of seating to enjoy sunny days and gorgeous sunsets.


~1st floor King - king. Private bathroom

~1st floor room - 2 twins, adjoining bathroom.

~2nd floor Master - king. Private bathroom

~3rd floor King - king. Private bathroom

~3rd floor bunkroom - 2 sets of bunks (4 beds total)

~3rd floor sunroom - 2 twin beds

~3rd floor loft - 2 twin beds

~Guest house - Private king. Private bathroom. Living room.

**(house sleeps 18 total with a mix of adults and children. Max 10 adults when with kids.)

So many extras and toys...:

~Sonos wireless music system throughout house/pool!

~Wi-fi throughout the house

~beach and pool toys, sports balls, floating lounges

~x-box in bunk room (bring your own games)

~8 beach bike cruisers

~huge private pool (can be heated)

~outdoor shower

~beach chairs

~beach umbrellas

~up to 4 car driveway.

(4 compact cars or 2 SUVs and 1 compact) Other cars can park on the public street parking spaces with the use of 2 complimentary parking decals provided).

We've also INCLUDED your WaterColor guest passes for your entire stay! All for FREE, no additional charge. You have all access to the WC Beach Club, 4 WC pools, Tennis Center, BoatHouse, KidsCamp... And there are NO extra resort fees, NO extra amenities and admin fees. Compare prices (subtotals), many other homes add on all these extra fees.

We enjoy sharing our house with you and hope you create lasting vacation memories. Hope to hear from you soon!!!

**No school spring breakers. Minimum renter age=25. Renter also must be a guest in the house.

**NO parties, events, receptions, weddings, wedding party groups, etc. will be held at the home.

**This location is even more coveted!! Effective March 15, 2014, golf cart rentals in WaterColor must be made through The Electric Cart Company and will be limited to 30 vehicles throughout the community at any given time. Only one cart may be rented per home and rentals will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 850-622-2000 ph.

Since Happy Place is in the Beach District, across the street from the beach, and next to all the shops and restaurants, you will appreciate that you won't need a golf cart.

More Details

Kimbie F. Noble
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Kimbie F. Noble

We've both grown up along the beach. West Coast for me and North East Coast for my husband, but nothing compares to the world famous sugar white sand beaches and emerald waters of Northwest FL. Friends introduced our family to the beaches of 30A in 2005 and we fell in love, hoping to one day own a beach house that we could share with family, old friends, and new friends. From our family to yours, we sincerely hope you enjoy your stay and make lasting memories to cherish.

Kimbie F. Noble purchased this house in 2013

Why Kimbie F. Noble chose Watercolor

Location, location, location! Walk and bike everywhere, you'll never need to get in the car again. Turn to the right and you'll encounter adorable shops and a winebar, turn to the left and you are 5 homes down from Seaside with amazing restaurants and outdoor amphitheatre. Turn behind you and discover all the trails, footbridges and parks that surround Western Lake, providing a way for neighbors to connect for a morning walk or bike ride. Go directly across the street to the beach and resort, home of the James Beard award-winning restaurant, 'Fish Out of Water.'

What makes this house unique

With the house you will receive guest passes for full access to all 5 pools within WaterColor, the Beach Club, and other paid amenities like kids camp, tennis center, bike and standup board rentals. And there are NO extra resort fees, no amenities fees, no extra taxes.


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5315 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd Floor Guest Bath - toilet
    3rd Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower
    1st Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Dual sink vanities. Oversized slate shower
    1st Floor Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Carriage/Guest House Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Master Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Oversized slate shower with dual showerheads. Claw foot tub.
    3rd Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Oversized slate shower. Bunkroom, sunroom and loft share.
  • 6.5 Bathrooms. All granite tops, designer lighting and oversized showers.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1st Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , French doors lead to patio. Adjacent bathroom with dual sink
    3rd Floor Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , Amazing views and stunning windows let in warm sun.
    2nd Floor Main Master - 1 king , With spa like private bath & access to pool and guest house.
    3rd Floor King - 1 king , Spacious room with private bathroom.
    3rd Floor Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , Bunkroom has 4 beds total. Large Flat screen TV.
    3rd Floor Loft - 2 twin/ single , Loft area is in hallway. 2 custom built-in twins and closet.
    1st Floor King - 1 king , Overlooks the pool. Private bathroom. French doors to patio.
    Guest House Master - 1 king , Private bedroom with King. Private Bathroom
  • All bedrooms have flat screen/LED TVs. All have new designer bedding.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Effective March 15, 2014, golf cart rentals in WaterColor must be made through The Electric Cart Company and will be limited to 30 vehicles throughout the community at any given time. Only one cart may be rented per home and rentals will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 850-622-2000 ph


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Exclusive Beach District, your 'HAPPY PLACE!' Biggest outdoor living - 9 porches
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Perfect Home for a large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family spent Christmas week at "The Happy Place". There were 18 of us in total ranging in age from 75 to 10. The home's location is perfect since it is only a very short walk to the beach and to shops and restaurants. We loved the large porches and the open floor plan that provided room for us all to gather and for games and puzzles plus spaces for separate "alone" time on the porches. Thank you for all of the great Christmas touches -- even a lighted tree in the main living room. That worked great as we brought beach themed ornaments for everyone -- we didn't realize we would actually have a tree to decorate. The pantry and kitchen are very well-stocked. No problems cooking meals for 18. The whole house was very clean and beautifully decorated -- better than the pictures. The pool got a lot of use -- it was heated and very comfortable. The property manager was very responsive on one minor issue -- couldn't have asked for faster service. Two of the bikes need a little maintenance -- one has a flat tire and one has loose handlebars. Overall, we were very pleased with every aspect of our rental and would choose the same property again without a second thought! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Best Thanksgiving again at The Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at The Happy Place ~ both at Thanksgiving. My entire family of 16 made wonderful memories again this year in this spectacular house. The location is perfect. The heated pool is always a huge hit. The layout works and is spacious with a large group. Kitchen works entertaining a large group. The bikes give the kids freedom to hit the beach, food trucks etc. Hope to make it back again to our happy place ~ The Happy Place. 😊?

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, comfy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed with this home or the area. They are always available to assist with any questions. The location to beach is phenomenal and it was such a blessing to have a pool for the little ones, stocked with plenty of pool and beach toys. Having a guest cottage was a great place for grandparents. Can't wait to return to this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house - we had a wonderful girls' trip!

  • 4 of 5

House is great. We loved the beach, pool, lovely porches and location. A couple notes - we loved the donut delivery but they were left in the porch so the ants loved them too. Also, the shower head in the bunk room bath has one setting - jet stream fire hose. And most important, the a/c is really struggling; third floor is super hot and main floor is a little warm.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

Really a nice and well maintained house in a very good location.

The sound system is a plus and is throughout house and easily controlled.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We like it so much we will come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fish Out of Water Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
The Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn
Sushi Restaurant
Pizza Bar Seaside
Pizza Restaurant
Taco Bar Seaside
Mexican Restaurant
Barefoot Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Shrimp Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Meltdown On 30A
Sandwich Shop
Wild Bill's Beach Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Raw & Juicy
Juice Shop
Pickle's Snack Station
Hamburger Restaurant
Amavida Coffee and Tea - Seaside
Coffee Shop
Surfing Deer
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seagrove Village Market
Seafood Restaurant
Pizza by the Sea at WaterColor Crossings
Pizza Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
723 Whiskey Bravo
American Restaurant
The Red Bar
Spanish Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Grayton Seafood Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
The Craft Bar
Bar & Grill
Grayton Beach State Park
Latin American Restaurant
Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
AJ's Grayton Beach
Grayton Corner Cafe
Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Chanticleer Eatery
American Restaurant
Twin Oaks Farmstand
Organic Restaurant
Pickle Factory
Pizza Restaurant
Black Bear Bread Co.
Roux 30A
Cafe Thirty-A
American Restaurant
Angelina's Pizzeria & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Brozinni Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mi Casita Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Perfect Pig Gourmet Market
Seaside Food Trucks
Fast Food Restaurant
Steamboat Grill
Bar & Grill
Old Florida Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Eden Gardens State Park
Seafood Restaurant
Marie's Bistro
Mediterranean Restaurant
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Redds Fueling Station
Basmati's Asian Cuisine
Asian Restaurant
Bruno’s Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Local Catch Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
Cafe Tango
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City Beach (ECP), or Ft Walton (VPS)
Car: recommended

Watercolor, florida was named the number one family vacation destination in the U.S., and as soon as you arrive, it won't take you long to realize why. The 499-acre community provides all things necessary for your next fun-filled family vacation.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee $600 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment option type: 1) e-check, Free. 2) Credit/Debit Card, 2.75% fee deducted from your security deposit.
Payment schedule:
1st Pay Down Payment due at booking: 1/3rd of total (nonrefundable).
2nd Pay due 90 days prior to arrival: 2/3rd
Final Pay due 60 days prior to arrival: 3/3rd
Security Deposit: $800, fully refundable 72hrs after departure.

We've also included your WaterColor guest passes for your entire stay! All for free. And there are NO extra resort fees, no amenities fees, no extra taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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