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La Vie: French inspired/Lakefront/Beach side 30A/Bikes/Boards/Clear Canoe/Chairs

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,774 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom/4.5 bath Beach House with prime location, lots of extras/sleeps 12


La Vie: Easy walk to the beach...Beautiful Lakefront Beach House with hints of the French Coast – Complete with 6 Bikes, 2 Yolo Paddle Boards, Clear Canoe, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Pool and more. Direct access to the best/least crowded beach along our scenic boardwalk (no streets to cross or stairs to climb) an 8 minute walk or a 3 minute bike ride to the sugar white sands of the Gulf Coast and our private beach access – and a 3 minute walk to our zero entry, seasonally heated, resort-style community pool. 2,774 square feet of Coastal Charm.

Escape to the spectacular white sands and crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast at WaterSound West Beach, Santa Rosa, Florida and relax in our beautifully appointed and professionally decorated home away from home. This is the perfect spot for the discerning family looking for a memorable vacation experience. Influenced by simple yet classic European style, La Vie has been brought to life through thoughtful furnishings, a soothing coastal pallet, creating a casual elegance that will allow you to exhale and truly relax in our comfortable beach getaway.

The charming, private coastal retreat of WaterSound West Beach is perfectly situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico between the communities of Rosemary Beach and Seaside, and is conveniently located to the shops, lively eateries and local activities of famed Scenic Highway 30A. Bordered by the 1,995-acre Deer Lake State Park, WaterSound West Beach also features a heated zero entry community pool, pool-side grill, outdoor fire, and golf putting green all on property. And, we're an easy bike ride away from Seagrove, Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Be sure and stop by the newest spot for fun, The Hub at 30A, just over a mile from La Vie.

Our home is one of the few rentals located directly on the WaterSound Lake and steps from the crossover boardwalk. You can watch the kids fish and feed the turtles from the walkover while you relax on one of our two porches. But it's our private beach that sets us apart from others. The natural vista of protected dunes and limited development all around us means that our beach does not have the crowds of nearby communities because we are bordered by Deer Lake State Park. A short bike ride or stroll down the picturesque winding boardwalk will take you past one of our Coastal Dune Lakes, a unique geographical feature found only in Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, Oregon and here in Walton County. As you enjoy the beach, you have the option of adventure in the ocean or exploring the dune lake just steps away. The mostly salt free water makes for a warm kiddie pool and fun place to play right on the beach. A fun spot for the clear canoe. It's a treat for the family, and a one-of-a-kind beach spot along 30A.

La Vie was built in 2014 but is a NEW rental that comfortably sleeps 12. We want to share the comforts of our home with you — from the two lake front breezy porches, complete with built-in grill, to the use of our land and water toys. We have tried to supply you with everything you could possibly want or need to complete your family vacation. Flat Screen TVs in all the rooms, wi-fi throughout, games and a Wii for the kids. All the included add-ons make this rental special in our area. We want your experience to be the same one we enjoy as a family at La Vie and so we have decided to share our extras with you.

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Garage: Included in La Vie Rental (helmets and lifejackets not included)

- 5 Adult YOLO Bikes (additional bikes can be rented locally) $250 value

- 1 Clear Canoe $$ unique extra

- 2 Stand Up YOLO Paddle Boards (with wheels for towing) $590 value

- 2 Skim Boards

- Wagon for back and forth to the beach

- 5 Beach Chairs

- Beach Cart for Chairs and Towels

- Umbrella

- 5 Cabana Style Beach Towels (to be washed by renters prior to check out)

- Golf Clubs/Balls for putting green

- Fishing Rods for the Lake in front of the house

- Miscellaneous Beach Toys

First Floor:

- Charming Coastal Entry

- Laundry Room with HE Washer and Dryer

- Side porch w/ Outdoor Hot/Cold Shower and place to hang towels

- Half Bathroom

- Long coastal dinning table and seating for 10 (but extra chairs can be pulled up)

- Fully Equipped Kitchen: Stainless Appliances, Granite Counter tops

- Kitchen Bar with Seating for 4

- Living Room: Large Sectional and Chair, Cushioned Window Seats, Large Flat Screen, and Gas Fireplace

- Screened-in Porch: Built-in Grill, Table/ Chairs for 4, Relaxing Sectional and Chaise. First floor Porch accessed from the Living Room and Master Bedroom

- King Master Bedroom: Sleeps 2. Flat Screen, Walk-in Closet, Barn Door entry to Spacious Master Bathroom with Large Open Shower, Double Vanity, Soaker Tub and private Toilet

Second Floor:

- Queen Bedroom: Sleeps 2. Flat Screen, Walk-in Closet and Private Bath (porch access)

- Queen Bedroom: Sleeps 2. Flat Screen, Walk-in Closet and Private Bath (porch access)

- Full Bed/Twin Bed: Sleeps 3. Flat Screen, Walk-in Closet and Private Bath

- 3 Twin Bunks: Sleeps 3. Flat Screen, Wii Console w/Games

- Book Shelves with Kid books, Games and legos

- Large Upper Level Porch: Overlooking the Lake with Comfortable Furniture to enjoy a cup of coffee while the kids sleep or enjoy the ocean breeze with a glass of wine in the evening

Per HOA rules, no bicycles are permitted on any boardwalks that do not have safety/hand rails on both sides. The boardwalk from the pool club to the beach is the only area where ridden bikes are permitted within the community.

More Details

Candace Fries
Member since: 2016
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 15, 2018

About Candace Fries

We are a family that has traveled around the world and found the best spot yet. Our three sons are still in school and on the move, so until we can call WaterSound West Beach home for good, we're sharing our find with you!

We presently live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have spent numerous vacations along 30A over the last 16 years. What drew us to WaterSound West Beach was the natural dune surroundings and private beach access. After purchasing our home, we decided to rent it ourselves with VRBO, in the hopes of giving your vacation experience a truly personal touch With my hands on approach, we are able to do away with extra booking fees and pass on our knowledge of the area directly to you.

As an interior decorator, artist and designer, La Vie has been a labor of love. French inspired with hints of the French Coast (another of my favorite places), I have set out to bring the simplicity, function, comfort and beauty of European design to our home. My family and I hope you enjoy it.

Candace Fries

Candace Fries purchased this house in 2015

Why Candace Fries chose WaterSound

La Vie combines the best of all we love at 30A. We are a short bike ride to the action of Seaside, The Hub, WaterSound and more. Our home is nestled on a peaceful community lake where you can watch your kids fish and feed the turtles just a few feet away. We're connected to scenic boardwalks that lead to a private swim club. And then there's the beach. With Deer Lake State Park as our neighbor you will find the blend of dunes and open spaces to be a wonder. Imagine yourself exploring the lakes and ocean with our clear canoe –truly a unique opportunity. Your family and friends can spread out and enjoy the Emerald Coast as it should be. Even better, one of the dune lakes, a marvel of nature, joins our beach so your kids can play alongside your beach spot.

And once you're home, you can relax in a home with the finest appointments. Tastefully decorated, yet fun. Every detail has been considered, for our family and yours. From brand new Yolo bikes and paddle boards to a gourmet kitchen and more – we have tried to include all the details for an unforgettable vacation.

What makes this house unique

A vacation home for families who want more than the average experience. This home was newly purchased and once we get settled ourselves we'll be taking it off the rental market. Until then, enjoy it just as we would. The most private natural and uncrowded beach in the area with a home appointed by a professional designer (who happens to be the owner) you'll find every aspect considered. The latest in modern comforts – we hope you'll leave La Vie ready to come back!


WaterSound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2774 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath: En Suite Lower Level - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious and Spacious Master Bath
    Upstairs Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom #2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Half Bath - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - shower , HOT and COLD water after a day at the beach
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom: Lower Level - 1 king , Spacious Master, with walkout to porch & luxurious en suite
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet, attached bath, walkout to upper porch
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet, attached bath, walkout to upper porch
    Upstairs Bedroom #3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Walk-in closet, attached bath
    Upstairs Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , 3 twin size beds in bunk area with wii, games and books
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
What is included with your stay at La Vie? Access to our zero entry, resort style community pool, linens, bath towels, beach towels, use of our 2 Yolo Paddle Boards, Skim boards, Beach chairs, 5 adult Yolo bikes, fishing rods, beach chairs, wagon, golf putters and balls, kitchen utensils, cookware, day one starter items: (initial supply of soap, shampoo, conditioner, paper towels, trash bags, dish detergent, laundry detergent, coffee, and creamer).


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La Vie: French inspired/Lakefront/Beach side 30A/Bikes/Boards/Clear Canoe/Chairs
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

This is definitely a 5 Star House

  • 5 of 5

This is the eighth home that we have rented in the summer in the Watersound area. What sets this house apart from others is how committed and organized the owner is to making sure that the renter has everything they need to enjoy not only the house but the surrounding restaurants and entertainment. Everything you see advertised in the pictures... the bikes, paddle boards, kayak and the house really are that nice! I would highly recommend staying at this property to anyone! Loved La Vie... we did not want to leave:)

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un Endroit Pour Se Détendre

  • 5 of 5

La Vie was a perfect home for a multi-generational "girls" trip! My Mom, 4 sisters, 2 daughters and niece ranging in age from 22-87 enjoyed a wonderful week at this beautifully appointed Watersound West home. Candace was accessible, responsive and helpful with regard to every need. We really enjoyed having the bikes and used them quite a bit as the location is ideal for bike rides to Rosemary Beach as well as Seaside. It was fun to reward ourselves with Five Daughters Donuts in Seaside and a decadent dessert at La Crema in Rosemary Beach! The boardwalk to the beach was a bit challenging for my Mom; but even at 87 and walking with a cane she was able to spend several afternoons there. The "zero entry" pool, screened in porch and walk-in shower in the main floor master bathroom are ideal for anyone who has difficulty maneuvering steps and kept our Mom from major "FOMO". Although we generally prefer places that have an ocean view the community lake provided the same feeling of tranquility and the boardwalk over the lake and dunes was spectacularly beautiful especially at sunset. We were sad to leave and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Vacation/Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What I love so much about this property is that you can rest out back watching the lake, spend your day at the private beach or rest by the pool. It was exactly what we were looking for. The home is beautifully decorated and the owner is so hospitable checking on us during out trip and making great recommendations for dinner. If you are really after a full beach experience, the walk to the beach may be a little long for you, but for us it was enjoyable. The house is fully supplied with beach toys and activities so you don't have to invest in bikes or paddle boards.You can ride the bikes almost to the beach also. The lake near the beach was so much for for my kids to paddle board and ride in the glass bottom boat. It was truly a perfect vacation and it sleeps comfortably 12! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

La Vie totally exceeded our expectation! A beautiful house and masterfully decorated. We enjoyed being able to spend time around the lake, pool, trails, bike riding and the beach. It was nice to have the pool and beach toys provided. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was beyond beautiful, there was space for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds sleep beautifully. Home was very clean and convenient to shopping. The views were fantastic and a close walk to the beach. We really enjoyed the bikes that were provided. Definitely would come back, all the ladies loved the house.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, brilliantly located

  • 5 of 5

La Vie is a beautifully appointed home in the quiet Watersound West Beach neighborhood offering a community pool and access to uncrowded Watersound Beach. Everything in the house matched the photos provided in the profile and our group of four adults and four children had room to spare.

The inclusion of bikes and beach equipment was a great bonus and gave us plenty of options when exploring the area - or for doing nothing at all. The neighborhood is well located with restaurants and stores an easy bike ride away in either direction on 30A.

La Vie made for a perfect spring break.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26.3 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Intl Airport (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Hub 30A
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Shark's Tooth, Origins, Camp Creek
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Florida Fish House and The Hub 30A
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Private Access WaterSound West Beach 30A Gulf
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $380 + Tax

- This is a Saturday arrival/departure property during 7 night minimum restricted seasons
- Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
- Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund
- Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund
- There are no refunds within the 30 days prior to check in unless there is a Government Mandatory Evacuation of the area

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.