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"MERMAID'S MANOR" *Park District* Pet Friendly *5 King bedrooms* 5 min to beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,374 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


Stunningly appointed home in the Park District featuring 4 Kings and 2 Twins with Queen Pullout in the Loft of the Main House and a large fully equipped Carriage with 1 King. The sleeping capacity is up to 14 people. This home is in a fabulous location between the boat house and across 30A from the WaterColor Beach Club! It is directly across from beautiful Cerulean Park in the heart of WaterColor and in walking distance to the shops and restaurants of WaterColor and Seaside!

You have a warm feeling when you enter this house; one that lets you know the homeowner wants you to experience how special it is just as she does. It is impeccably decorated, very well thought out and no expense is spared when it comes to the furnishings. From the rich reclaimed wood floors to the upscale chic light beachy decor, this is vacationing at it's finest.

The first floor welcomes you with 3 King Bedrooms. All are very spacious and have their own ensuite bathrooms. The Main King Master on the first floor has a large walk-in closet, separate soaker tub and shower and doors that open up onto the private courtyard between the main house and carriage. The first floor also has a spacious seating area at the base of the staircase for gathering, chatting or watching TV. A convenient half bath and laundry room complete the first floor.

Walk up the stairs to a marvelous open concept, high ceiling and bright living room with plenty of room for large gatherings. Two large plush couches and side chairs in front of the fireplace and flat screen TV draw you in. The very generously sized gourmet kitchen opens up onto living room with top of line Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and a fabulous square island with seating. The dining area completes this common area with a beautiful table and seating for 8. Open the double doors onto the welcoming porch that wraps around the front and side of the house. Outdoor couches and a high boy table with 4 chairs make for a perfect spot to read a book or sit and watch the goers by.

The second floor also boasts a second master King Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and large nicely appointed shower. Doors lead from a small hallway to the breezeway that connects the main house to the carriage house. The Carriage House is very spacious, has a King Bed with sectional seating and Kitchenette with counter seating for 2. It's lovely bathroom is sunlit and spacious with a river rock shower.

The third floor loft is a fun space for kids to gather. It has 2 custom-built Twin Beds and 2 couches (not shown in the picture) one of which is a Queen pullout. There is a wet bar and half bath on this floor.

The very private courtyard completes the experience of this home with a couple of loungers and chairs for people to gather and grill up a home cooked meal.


Sleeps up to 14

Second Floor Main Open-Concept Bright Living Space

5 King Bedrooms

5 Full and 2 Half Baths

Bonus Loft Space with 2 Twin Beds and Queen Pullout

Professionally Decorated

Private Courtyard Between Main House and Carriage

Spacious Carriage with Access via Second Floor Main House Walkway or Staircase from First Floor Courtyard


- Welcoming front porch

- 3 King Bedrooms each w/private bathrooms and flat screen tvs inclusive of Large Main King Master with french doors opening up onto the private courtyard

- Separate and convenient TV viewing/gathering living space

- Washer and dryer room with laundry sink

- Half bath


- Large and bright open concept living space with gourmet kitchen featuring stainless steel Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, granite counter tops, a large center island with seating overlooking the spacious living room with a 50' flat screen tv, ample couch and chair seating and open sun-filled dining room with seating for 8

- King Bedroom with private bathroom and gorgeous built-in storage/tv cabinet

- Access to the walkway over to the carriage, has a fun wooden table and stools for casual conversating


- Great bonus space for kids to gather this loft space has two custom-built Twin beds and 2 ample sized couches perfect for gathering to play games or watch TV

- Queen-sized pullout couch

- Wet bar

- Half Bath


- 1 King Four-Poster Canopy Bed

- Generous sectional couch for lounging/watching TV

- Galley kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, efficiency dishwasher, microwave and burner with counter seating

- Beautiful sun-lit bathroom with large river-rock shower

- Accessible via a staircase from the courtyard or the breezeway walk-over from the second floor of the main house


- 1 parking spot on the driveway pad behind the garage and other parking available in front of the house in the first-come, first-served open parking.

- Hi-Speed Wi-Fi (Not responsible for service disruptions)

- NO Events, such as wedding receptions and other large gatherings are allowed. Only people sleeping in the home are allowed on this property. If violated, double cleaning fees, as well as other possible fees, will apply.


- Effective March 15, 2014, golf cart rentals in WaterColor must be made through a specific vendor 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. Vendor information provided upon booking.

Reservation/ Booking Policy

- RATES- SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY - Spring Break and Summer

- A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking

- Except for a $250 cancellation fee, deposits are fully refundable if cancellations are given 60 days prior to the arrival date

- Balance of payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date

- We accept Visa, M/C, Discover and AmEx credit cards


Additional Rental Charges:

Watercolor Amenity Cards $409

Administrative Fee $280

Damage Insurance $69 covers up to $3000 in reported damage

Departure Cleaning Fee $510

Sales and Local Taxes 11%

BIKES: The quote you will receive includes 1 beach cruiser per bedroom.


Rates listed below do NOT include housekeeping, taxes, and damage insurance.

**To receive an AUTOMATED COMPLETE QUOTE, assuming you're on the VRBO web site, just click the yellow EMAIL MANAGER button to the right. Within 10 minutes you will receive a complete quote with an online booking link.

More Details

Property Manager
Dune Real Estate Company
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

What makes this house unique

'Mermaid's Manor' Stunning home located in the Park District! The most sought after WaterColor Location Near the Cerulean (Butterfly) Park. Just a short walk to 30A, Seaside and the WaterColor Beach Club Access and Pool.


Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4374 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • King Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 1st Floor
    King Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    King Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    King Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower , Carriage House
    Powder Room - toilet , 3rd Floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Carriage House
  • 5 King, 2 Twin, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
One of the Gulf Coast’s most luxurious resorts, WaterColor is a wonderland of activities for families, including expansive nature preserves, bike trails, lakes, shops, fitness facilities, a spa, parks, award-winning dining and nearby award-winning golf courses. (And, of course, the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar-white beaches.) WaterColor’s Beach Club offers direct access to the sand as well a gorgeous Gulf-front swimming deck. It’s a great spot for WaterColor guests to grab lunch, toast sunsets or just enjoy sharing the day with friends. Town planners also designed gorgeous bridges, boardwalks and an extensive nature trail along the shores of Western Lake. Just a short stroll or bike ride to the west, and you’ll cross 30A‘s stunning Western Lake into Grayton Beach State Park. Or, take a few steps to the east, and you’ll enter Seaside �� sometimes jokingly and affectionately referred to by residents as WaterColor’s “Historic District.”


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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"MERMAID'S MANOR" *Park District* Pet Friendly *5 King bedrooms* 5 min to beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful week at this property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. It was clean and nicely appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a fabulous time. The home was spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

The bedrooms and bathrooms were great with nice sheets/towels etc. We love to cook and hang out at the home when with such a large group - only bummer was the house didn’t have the greatest pots, pans, etc. No salt&pepper kind of a pain

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Perfect House for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

Just recently stayed at 81 Watercolor and couldn't have enjoyed the house and location more. Having 6 separate sleeping areas makes it a great for couples.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and great location

  • 3 of 5

This house is gorgeous and is in a perfect location but it has several flaws that need to be addressed. The biggest problem is that there is not a good way to access the rear of the house. The owners lock the garage so there is not a good way to enter the rear of the house where the bikes are parked and the sand shower is. If you want to get to the rear you have to walk through bushes and pine straw which just doesn't make sense. Also even though there are 3 tv viewing areas they all communicate and that means you can hear all 3 tvs in any of the locations. Lastly the electronics in the house were dated. By that I mean that the internet barely worked and actually stopped halfway through our week and the only tv with more than basic non HDTV was the main room. There is no way to stream Netflix. I was told that our internet was out because of internet upgrades so maybe that will be fixed in the future.

The overall layout of the house just wasnt too are liking but was still very nice.

Dune properties was very responsive and fixed everything they could when called.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

The home is so comfortable and beautifully appointed. Location is outstanding and only a short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better house OR a better location. We have stayed in Watercolor many times, but this location was my favorite....right in between the boathouse and the beach, and on a green space, of course! You can bike to almost anything. No need to get in a car at all unless you want to go far off to eat, which isn't necessary.

The house was awesome! I'm a designer, and I was quite impressed with ALL of the furnishings. Beds were super comfy. We had three families there, and there was plenty of room. We could not have been more pleased, and we'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ECP - Northwest Florida International Beaches Airport
Car: recommended

Watercolor is one of the 16 Neighborhoods on the 26 Mile Stretch of 30A in Scenic South Walton County. The allure of South Walton is as clear as our shoreline. Escape to a refreshing hideaway where you can unwind and rejuvenate. Admire the beauty of some of the best Gulf beaches. Marvel at the diverse architecture that defines our vibrant communities. We promise you an experience filled with lasting memories.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • From $616-$1971 per Night
  • US Dollars
  • Rental Rates do not include Tax or Additional Fees
  • CLEANING FEE - $510.00
  • Watercolor Resort mandatory amenity fee. ($37 per day) $259 PER WEEK
  • Security Deposit Waiver $3000 Coverage - $69
  • Administrative Fee - $180