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Sophisticated 6 Bdrm,private pool,huge porches,entertainers dream, rave reviews!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Elegant 6 Bed 6.5 Bath, Large Sleeping Porch, High End Amenities, private pool.

This exquisite 6-bedroom custom home with private pool was completed in July of 2014. Elegance and ease were the goals of the project – designed for families who love to entertain and enjoy all that Watercolor has to offer. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home, known as “High Cotton,” has an amazing lot that backs up to a nature preserve which allows you to enjoy complete privacy on the large porches and at the pool. Please visit our website @ for additional photos.

Bevolo gas lanterns and gracious front porches greet you on arrival, with parking and carport that can accommodate up to 7 vehicles.

Once inside, you encounter 12-foot ceilings in the foyer and kitchen, which then soar to 22 feet in the beautiful den that overlooks the pool and nature preserve.

In the kitchen, Juliska glass lanterns float over the extensive quartzite kitchen counters, and the numerous drawers and cabinets offer guests more items and utensils than any chef could ever need. As enthusiastic foodies themselves, the owners have made every effort to anticipate the needs of their guests in having the kitchen equipped with high-end extras such as: a Ninja blender, a wine aerator, a 48 bottle capacity wine cooler, a Wolf cook top and double oven with warming drawer, a Subzero refrigerator/freezer, an ice maker, two dishwashers and a walk in pantry. There are also numerous and assorted attractive serving dishes for entertaining.

The indoor dining table seats 10 and the breakfast bar seats 6. The outdoor dining table seats 12.
 The master is on the main floor, and there are four more bedrooms all with king beds and private baths, flat screen TVs, and ample closet space. The third-floor bunk and play room has a bathroom with shower & tub and two sinks. Additionally, all bedrooms offer blackout shades, so you actually have a chance to sleep in on your vacation!
 Each bathroom is unique and has a combination of beautiful marble and designer tiles & full-length mirrors.

The library is a comfortable retreat with a fireplace, and recliner – designed, so you have a chance to get some work done or just escape.

 The upstairs porch is a perfect place to relax with two queen bed swings and a 55 inch TV. There is also a comfortable seating area with rocking chairs providing a cozy place to watch the activity in the pool area.

The backyard is one of the jewels of the home, with two spacious screened porches overlooking the private pool and nature preserve. On the patio, there is a summer kitchen that will delight the bar-b-que guru in your family! Additionally, the downstairs porch is an entertainer’s dream. It includes a fireplace, sitting area with recliners and sofas, and a 65-inch TV and a covered dining area.

 Additional spaces include a large laundry room and an exquisite powder room with mother of pearl tile.

Throughout the home, you will enjoy a curated collection of original southern artwork from numerous noted local artists including Justin Gaffney, Susanne Sullivan, Billie Gaffney, Cecile Haught and Adele Sypesteyn.

High Cotton also offers all the technical comforts of home, including 9 flat screen TV’s ranging from 65-33 inches in size, Direct TV, Roku and , Apple TV, all in surround sound.

All in all, High Cotton is the best of the South. A sophisticated home created with elegance and ease, and the perfect place for your family’s vacation at the most beautiful beach in the world!

In renting this property, you will enjoy access to Watercolor amenities. Experience the convenience and casual fare of the Watercolor Beach Club, with its waterside activities, changing rooms and outside bar, or treat yourself to the soothing tranquility of the Inn Spa. The Tennis Center features five Har-Tru Hydro Courts and a pro shop, while the Watercolor Workout offers personalized training in yoga, Pilates and body sculpting.

Golfers will have access to Shark's Tooth and/ or Camp Creek golf courses.

Camp Watercolor offers kids a playground and a spectacular pool area complete with a water play area featuring pulsing geysers. A state of the art playground, soccer field and outdoor basketball court are just a short walk away.

Give us a call. Happy to answer any questions. 404 580 6934

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Property Manager
Deborah Slimp
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental contract agreement must be signed by guest and owner before reservation is confirmed.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath, marble & custom tile. Double vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble, custom tile, full length mirror.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Marble, custom tile, full length mirror.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Marble, custom tile , full length mirror.
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , Powder room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Marble, double vanity, custom tile, full length mirror.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , Marble, custom tile, 2 sinks
  • 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Includes black out shades
    Master on the Main - 1 king , Includes black out drapes.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Includes black out shades.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Includes black out shades.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Second floor Master . Includes black out shades.
    Bedroom 6 - 6 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Includes play room & black out shades.
  • Sleeps 16. 5 King Beds, 6 Single Beds. All have flat screen TV's.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For stays of 7 night or longer you will receive a mid week linen exchange.


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Sophisticated 6 Bdrm,private pool,huge porches,entertainers dream, rave reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Leslie V

  • 5 of 5

Definitely our favorite house ever!! Absolutely magical, and every single detail thought out to make our stay so special!!! We were always comfortable, and each room was just perfect! Plenty of porches to enjoy, and the pool was a real treat...we used it every day! We have been coming to Watercolor for years, and have stayed in some fabulous houses, but this one definitely wins first place!!! Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie, we hope you make it an annual tradition!
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Best House in Watercolor!!

  • 5 of 5

I almost hesitate to even write such a glowing review of this wonderful home for fear that the secret will get out BUT, because the homeowner went out her way w/ southern hospitality & graciousness, I wanted to make sure I let the potential renters know. I even did a blog post on this wonderful rental: see more pics & comments at . First of all, the home is immaculate. It's the epitome of a well-designed beach house w/ coastal decor. I love interior design & this house tics ALL the boxes. From the stunning lighting & sconces & chandeliers to the 3 fireplaces, to the massive kitchen stocked w/ just about anything you would EVER need, this home has it all. 3 living spaces, all with huge flat screens. Each of the FIVE king bedrooms have their own flat screens & bathrooms and this home is an entertainer's dream. The house if fully wired with speakers and the TV's can be through the speakers even out on the porch room. I needed a 6 bedroom with enough king beds for a couples weekend for my 50th birthday celebration. Lots of 6 bedrooms in the area, but not one this stunning and not ones w/ 5 king beds. We did not have any kids and this house was perfect for an all adult weekend. It would actually sleep lots of kids should you need that but it also sleeps 6 couples privately comfortably. The homeowner even knew that I was having a 50th bday weekend and that I was planning on using the blender and so she had a Ninja blender brought in for me and my guests....such hospitality! Each room has blackout curtains or roman shades which is a very big upgrade from most rentals. The beds are so very comfy and there are more than enough pillows for each bedroom. The outdoor kitchen was such a wonderful accent & we grilled shrimp and chicken one night and we grilled veggies another time. The artwork throughout the home is fabulous and the [white] lightness of the house feels so wonderful. There is great energy at this place and we plan on renting it again and again! There was plenty of space for all 5 of my couple friends and it was laid out that there was also plenty of privacy. I can not recommend this house enough. It was just fabulous and every one of my very seasoned guests commented that we had the best house in Watercolor. I concur. I can not wait to come back....and soon! There was no expense spared to make this one of the most well decorated, but cushy and comfy rental in the area! You will NOT be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your blog! Now our future guests have even more pictures and information. Many thanks and come again. .
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Best Home In Watercolor

  • 5 of 5

This house is a stunning, designer home in the heart of Water Color. And it is extremely warm, inviting and comforting. That is a rare combination! And let me tell you right now... NOTHING beats the screened in porch with the swinging beds! And the location is perfect. I am an actress on a very popular family show. So privacy is very important to me. This home is on a cul-de-sac which provides a bigger lot and more privacy. Alas, you are only a short walk or 30 second drive away from the frog pool or Camp Watercolor or the beach. With the private pool and massive screened in porches, you can truly get away from it all! And did I mention there is a TV in EVERY room... even both outdoor rooms! This is a fully equipped, private home with all the amenities a 5 star resort has to offer! And best of all, the owner is a dream to work with! I looked at every home on the vacation rental market. Not only is this the best home... it has the nicest owners. And St. Joe's provides a wonderful concierge service to meet all of your resort needs. You will love the nearby restaurants... if you can actually tear yourself away from the kitchen! I want to build this home in Los Angeles... if I could ever find a lot big enough! It's perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The only thing you need to bring to this amazing home are friends and family!! Every amenity and detail has been considered in this beautiful home . The huge kitchen can easily accommodate a large crowd. The outdoor spaces and lovely screened porches are an extra bonus, especially the sleeping porch. This home will exceed your expectations and you will want to return as soon as possible!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Elegant yet SO comfortable--we felt completely pampered! The magnificent kitchen has every possible amenity and was home base to all. But with tons of family, there was still lots of places to 'get away' like the sleeping porch, the library, the downstairs 'screened porch' with 65" tv, fireplace, sofas overlooking the pool...OR the 3rd floor tower room--awesome! Every bedroom beats a 5 star hotel hands down. Watercolor is such a beautiful community but this amazing house and grounds will tempt you to just stay home!! What a treat!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in this stunning and comfortable vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This stunning home has more amenities than you can imagine, making it both a lovely and exceedingly comfortable place to stay while visiting Watercolor and neighboring beaches. The decor is beyond beach beautiful, and the king beds and private baths in at least five bedrooms make it an ideal place to vacation with family or friends, or entertain clients. The enormous granite bar is a wonderful gathering spot in the great room center of the house, and the kitchen is equipped with state of the art appliances worthy of a gourmet chef. Multiple porches offer places for private escape or smaller gatherings around a fire, on suspended beds, or porch swings. Virtually every room has a TV for video entertainment. We loved every moment of our stay there and highly recommend it as a vacation venue. Love the proximity to the gorgeous beaches, supplied bikes, the nearby retail, and the club amenities, as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31.2 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
'V' & Whisky Bravo
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Water Color
Car: recommended

WaterColor® is a vibrant beach resort and residential community that eases into its natural surroundings with a Southern simplicity and grace. Tucked between the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast and Western Lake, a natural 220-acre coastal lake, the WaterColor community is rich in natural beauty. You might argue that WaterColor's greatest amenity was provided by Mother Nature; however, should you want more, you'll enjoy a diverse collection of award-winning amenities, activities and events.

The intimate small-town planning is apparent in each of the unique homes and neighborhoods that make up this celebrated community. The homes in the WaterColor community pay tribute to houses found throughout coastal towns that are characterized by their charming details and inviting style.

A gulf breeze welcomes you, offering a sense of relaxation. Neighbors gather on expansive porches over lemonade. Children laugh out loud while riding their bikes to Camp WaterColor. There's an exceptional feeling of comfort and familiarity in the WaterColor community. It cultivates a true sense of a place that is timeless, authentic and welcoming for generations to come.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

60 day cancellation policy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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