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Watercolor 4BR Cottage;Screen Porch with TV & FP; RENTAL INCLUDES AMENITY PASSES

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,341 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom; Outdoor entertaining Patio w/FP

This charming 4 BR/4.5 Bath home is perfect for two families with children who love the beautiful beaches of the Florida panhandle. It is also a sophisticated retreat with 12 foot ceilings and custom decor for up to four couples who want a get away amidst the incredible amenities of Water Color. Address is 46 Pine Needle Way in the Camp District. Home backs up to a nature preserve on a quiet street. A spacious screened porch offers an additional dining table for 12, enclosed seating area, stone fireplace, and 55 inch TV.

Leah Updyke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Leah Updyke

We reside in Dallas, TX and have been visiting the Gulf Coast since our children were babies! Several years ago we discovered Highway 30A and the welcoming communities of Watercolor and Seaside. We knew this area had to become our second home and in 2013 we found High Tide, the perfect fit for our family!

Leah Updyke purchased this house in 2013

Why Leah Updyke chose WaterColor

WaterColor Inn and Resort and the charming cottages within this planned development along with the adjacent Community of Seaside and others on Hwy 30A are quaint beachside communities offering an alternative to the more commercial areas of Destin and Panama City Beach. Bikes are the preferred mode of transportation and the cottages with large front porches transcend to a quieter and more slow-paced, peaceful time. The bonus is that the emerald waters and white sand beaches and all the amenities of WaterColor are a short bike ride away. Amenities such as access to the 5 WaterColor pools including the Beach Club pool that overlooks the ocean with private beach access, tennis, bike and nature trails, yolo boarding on Western Lake (kayaks & canoes must be rented independently of the BoatHouse at WaterColor), shopping, wine bars and dining from food trucks to, beachfront eateries to four star restaurants. WaterColor has so much to offer and we feel blessed to be a part of the community.

What makes this house unique

From the front porch with the sound system and the 2 wonderful swings overlooking a neighborhood park to the enclosed rear porch offering a unique entertainment area and wonderful gathering spot for friends and family we immediately felt like this was home!


Forest District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2341 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have 12inch tile floors. The Master Bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks. Bathrooms are furnished with luxurious high quality towels
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • MASTER BEDROOM - 1 king
    MASTER BEDROOM #2 - 1 king
    QUEEN BEDROOM - 1 queen
    QUEEN BEDROOM DOUBLES AS ROOM FOR THREE - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • MASTER BEDROOM has Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks. Features include a King Bed with a pillow top firm Serta, a 33 inch flat screen TV, ceiling fan and drapes that are heavily lined so that you can actually sleep past sunrise on your Florida vacation! 2ND MASTER has a tub/shower combination and furnishings are identical to other master with a King Bed, flat screen TV, fan and draperies. QUEEN BEDROOM is a charming room with a flat screen TV, ceiling fan and a En Suite bathroom with tub/shower combination. 2ND QUEEEN ROOM DOUBLES AS A ROOM FOR THREE with a Queen Bed and a pull-out twin trundle, flat screen TV and En Suite bathroom with shower. All bedroom linens are high-thread Egyptian cotton.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Screened in porch is an elegant addition; includes a dining table that seats 12 and entertainment area with gas fireplace and 55 inch TV. In addition to what is listed above we furnish our guests with 4 Adult bikes for your added enjoyment. Additional bikes and child carriers can be rented.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Watercolor 4BR Cottage;Screen Porch with TV & FP; RENTAL INCLUDES AMENITY PASSES
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

46 Pine Needle Way

  • 5 of 5

Great location and house with lots of amenities. Wonderful week of fun filled days. Highly recommend this vacation opportunity.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house--perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home for a long weekend in February. The house itself was gorgeous and well-located. Our group of eight adults instantly felt at home and we all had plenty of space for the weekend. The house instructions were clear and easy to follow and full of dining and activity recommendations. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need. We spent the majority of our time in the screened living area at the back of the house. It was simply divine. We chose to eat in every night just so we could enjoy the house and each other's company. Leah was a fabulous host and was very attentive. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a peaceful retreat nestled within the wonder of Watercolor.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Loved the house, it was great for a multiple family situation. So warm and inviting, especially love the outdoor room. My children, grandchildren and my 87 year old mother, my husband and I had the most wonderful vacation. I would highly recommend the house. We had a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. The weather turned cooler so we were able to enjoy the back porch and fireplace while watching football. I love that every bedroom has a bathroom too. The house is set up beautifully and was very spacious for all four couples staying there. Truly a beautiful home and we loved the decor also.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Very Pleasant Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was really one of the easiest vacations to schedule. The initial communication with the owner was immediate, and she answered any questions or concerns in a timely manner. There were absolutely no surprises at all regarding cost, fees, or payments. A very straightforward deal.

The listing description and photos of the home were not exactly accurate according to my wife as she said the home was NICER than what was disclosed on VRBO. The property was clean, well maintained, and had just about any cookware that might be needed. There were plenty of utensils and plates etc. The grill worked perfectly and the property is really set up to cook and eat meals on location. There is a publix grocery store about a block and a half away which made shopping easy.

The beach is close and beautiful and there are many activities to enjoy in the immediate area. We especially liked being able to bicycle around the area on bicycles provided with the home. Do not hesitate to rent this property because everything disclosed is accurate and there are no surprise conditions or fees.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, and felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of nine women loved having bathrooms in each bedroom! The house is spacious and we had plenty of room to congregate in the living area and at both the inside and outside dining tables. Our group especially loved the screened porch with the outdoor eating area. There were even white noise machines in each bedroom, which accommodated our different sleeping patterns as some are early risers and others are not. Publix was located just around the corner from the home, and we enjoyed the nearby shops as well in this upscale community. The décor is most lovely and the home was very clean. We also had plenty of bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths for our 3-night stay. The owners were pleasant and maintained fluid communication with us prior to and after arrival. They made every effort to ensure we experienced no problems and that we enjoyed ourselves while there. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home in Watercolor!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Florida Northwest Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Watercolor Resort and Seaside - 5 Minute Bike Ride
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Food Trucks,Beachside eateries,4 Star Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Watercolor Resort - 5 Minute Bike Ride
Car: recommended

Watercolor is the gold standard of Resort Communities on Florida's Gulf Coast Panhandle located on 30A. Emerald green waters greet guests with every visit. Guests have privileges to the Watercolor Inn and Resort's numerous amenities including private beach, high end restaurants, shopping, pools, bike trails, tennis, fishing, yolo boarding on Western Lake (kayaks/canoes must be rented independently of the Boathouse at WaterColor). In addition, numerous golf courses are available nearby including a Tom Fozio Course at Camp Creek making this area a year round destination.


Rates & Availability

Forest District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Week, 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer I, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4 Holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer II, 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring Break-2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break-2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 21 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer I - 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer II-2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Labor Day
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall-2018
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 28 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

**Processing Fee will be waived if pay by Echeck

***NO ADDITIONAL AMENITY FEES OR RESORT FEES WILL BE ADDED TO RENTAL QUOTE** Rental Rate INCLUDES Guest Amenity Passes to the 5 Watercolor pools, tennis and Beach Club.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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