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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Best Panoramic 270 Gulf views in Watersound Beach! * 4 Free Bikes * 3-sided wrap-around balcony. Brand new SubZero refrigerator!

At Breathtaking we have the largest 3bdrm in Watersound Beach at 2500 sqft!! Breathtaking has the best floor plan in Watersound, on the 3rd floor for fantastic unobstructed views, a wraparound 3-sided balcony, and the best sweeping 270-degree Gulf views in Watersound Beach - you can have it all!

WATERSOUND BEACH - This beautiful three bedroom, third-story, breathtaking 270-degree UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW, BEACH VACATION GETAWAY, located OCEANFRONT on SCENIC Highway 30-A, is DIRECT BEACHFRONT!

Exquisitely decorated and fully equipped with everything to make your vacation a memorable and wonderful event.

Only two miles to SEASIDE, WATERCOLOR, and SEAGROVE VILLAGE with all the local casual and fine dining. Only three miles to ROSEMARY BEACH. Right in the heart of all the sparkling BEACHES of the EMERALD COAST, right off magnificent highway THIRTY-A in beautiful SOUTH WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Be prepared for the 'breathtaking' views that await you the instant you step into this luxurious, gulf front condo, in the complex of Compass Pointe II, located in the private and gated community of WaterSound Beach.

Sitting directly overlooking a private, pristine beach front, Compass Pointe II provides the perfect location for enjoying Mother Nature's glory. Elevators take you to your third floor unit making this location convenient for everyone.

Creatively designed and impressively decorated, 'Breathtaking' provides a spacious great room where you have a front row seat to the 180 degree view of the Gulf, the beach and the natural vegetation amidst the dunes and walkways along the beachfront. Exquisitely decorated with a large great room that includes the living area,dining area and upscale 'Viking Professional' line kitchen with granite bar and stainless appliances and 'no walls' to obstruct your views.

Luxuriate in the grand master bedroom suite with its four-poster, Tommy Bahama bed, sitting area and adjoining private bath with a Jacuzzi plus a large, walk-in shower. Awake to views of the emerald green waters or go out on the porch accessible from your bedroom. A guest suite with Queen bed and private bath also offers incredible gulf views and access to the gulf front porch. A third bedroom suite features a Queen bed plus a Twin bed and trundle - great room for another adult couple or for the kids to enjoy.

Relax on the tiled, wrap-around porch while that overlooks the gulf front pool and provides the best location for gazing out across the magnificent beachfront. Beach walkway is just steps from your door and the community clubhouse and pool is 100 yards away.

For your swimming pleasure, three pools are available for your use. There are two commercial grills that you may use. You may the Compass Point II pool which is directly viewable from our balcony. You may also use the community pools and pool houses named Bridges and Dunesider. These also have grills and grassy areas. WaterSound Beach Club is a private, members only, club. VRBO Guests staying in WaterSound Beach are not allowed to use this pool.

WaterSound has more than one mile of private, white, sandy beaches for you to enjoy. Other amenities include Puttering Park (18 hole putt-putt course), Yacht pond, playground, walking paths and boardwalks throughout the community and access to Camp Creek Lake. A state of the art fitness center is available for a small fee. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available.

The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Over 20,000 acres is state-owned and therefore protected from future development. It is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation, South Walton Beach, and also has 17 fresh and salt-water lakes and the Choctawhatchee Bay.

The 30-A bike trail will take you from Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach. Along the way you can enjoy the communities of Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, Alys Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. Deer Creek State Park is located next to WaterSound Beach and other state park are just a short bike ride or drive away. The area has some of the best restaurants and most unique shops along the Scenic Emerald Coast of South Walton County.

Golfers can enjoy numerous courses in the area including Santa Rosa Country Club, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Emerald Bay and Indian Bayou.

WaterSound Beach is located about halfway between Destin and Panama City Beach. Destin features Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard and Silver Sands Factory Stores. Panama City Beach is home to Pier Park Mall with over 120 stores to choose from.

Located midway between Seaside and Rosemary Beach, there are many shops and restaurants and coffee shops convenient to you. Parking for two cars. Also, you are only minutes from the Camp Creek Golf Club.

Breathtaking is near unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach.

More Details

Member since: 2006
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Darrell

Love to travel, have been to 49 states and dozens of countries.

Darrell purchased this condo in 2006

Why Darrell chose WaterSound

Spectacular views from 3rd floor unit. Large 2500 square feet, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo. Large balconies with 270 degree views of gulf, natural sand dune, and forests.

What makes this condo unique

Beautiful Natural sand dunes, sparkling emerald gulf waters, lots of biking and hiking trails, easy 4 mile drive or bike ride to Seaside FL or Rosemary, FL. 4 community swimming pools and great workout facility. Gated community makes it safe for kids. Great locations for families or romantic getaways.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has been a perfect week! We think this is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed for the beach. Having grown up on the Gulf Coast, I have a new orientation to my old stompin' grounds. Thanks for your generosity in sharing this place! We will be back!
Sep 2017
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WaterSound Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest acknowledges that property is a 7-night Saturday to Saturday booking only. Any other booking is subject to cancellation. Email us for details.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Also includes an under-bed mattress. Condo sleeps a total of 8 on mattresses.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 88 reviews

Perfect vacation. Perfect accomodation.

  • 5 of 5

We just can't say enough good things about our stay at Breathtaking. The location, the community, the views, the amenities - all first class. This location within WaterSound along 30a is fantastic. Highly recommend booking with Darrell - easy to work with and quick to respond. A return stay for our family is an absolute must.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all the compliments Beverly! We really enjoyed having you as our guest and would love to have you back!!
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Beautiful condo with a Fabulous View

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Gulf with our entire family of 15 people. My wife & I found this condo to be remarkably comfortable, well equipped, and a wonderful gathering place in the “great room “. I think the shower stall in BR 2 needs attention as it leaks @ the door. Also even with the temp set @ 70, the MB gets very warm due to the huge window & Sun exposure. But for our 8 days we had a Great Time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick for the great compliments on our fabulous view, on our extra large great room and on the overall 5-star review! We are glad you had a great time and hope to be your host again in the future! To our future guests- We called a handyman to fix the minor shower door leak. The master bedroom does indeed have huge windows with lots of sun exposure. While the view is fantastic, if the curtains are left open all day, this room can get a bit warmer than the rest of the condo. So to keep the room cooler, we recommend keeping the window curtains closed when not enjoying the view, and keeping the doors open and the overhead fan on to circulate the air-conditioning throughout the condo. This keeps the Master Bedroom in-line temperature-wise with the other rooms. Also, Rick's visit was in July, and except for mid-Summer, you can keep the curtains open and the room will stay as cool as the rest of the condo. A few minor steps to do to enjoy a fantastic view during your stay!
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Fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Breathtaking in July, and the pictures absolutely do not do justice to the views! As soon as you walk in, there are sweeping gulf views looking every direction.

The condo was quite large, and very clean. The balconies face three directions, and are great because you can alway find either sun or shade, whichever you want at any time of day.

There are lot of restaurants an ice cream shop right behind Watersound at the Hub - very close and convenient. Taking a bike ride on the bike path to Seaside or Rosemary beach is easy and a fun thing our family liked to do. The beaches are beautiful, and very uncrowded at Watersound. The community is gated and secure, so its a great place for families with children. We definitely would love to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views , relaxing environment.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, fantastic amenities - can’t wait to go back

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking is breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (8 in total) had a wonderful time staying at Breathtaking at WaterSound on 30A. The views from the condo’s enormous windows were actually breathtaking. The condo itself was clean, roomy, nicely furnished, and the new Viking appliances were a nice touch. Having access to a one-car garage was also a great feature for storing our beach supplies and bikes. The WaterSound owners and residents were friendly and welcoming. The beaches were beautiful and relatively unoccupied during our stay. My wife and I love going to the beach in the afternoon and at one point on a Wednesday evening around 6PM we had at least one-mile of beautiful beach all to ourselves. It was heaven! An uncongested beach was a big change from our previous vacations to Destin or PCB. The restaurant at the pool, Gravity, was delicious and Bruno's Pizza, located on-site, was a nice surprise and excellent value. Also, the HUB is right next-door and the Old Florida Fish House is only 1.9 miles away on 30A.

On the down side, due to the beach being a good distance from the condo, we needed to rent a golf cart for my father-in-law who suffers from COPD. Weeks prior to arrival I communicated with the owner and the HOA office concerning the renting a golf cart. We were told what we needed to do and we complied with all instructions. However, after we arrived and the golf cart was delivered the HOA office worker and on-site security guards treated us unprofessionally and forced a brief confrontation that was totally uncalled for and thankfully was eventually resolved in our favor. In short, golf cart rental for this unit is not a good option. Some other WaterSound residences and rental options come with a golf cart. This unit does not. Otherwise, we had an excellent stay at Breathtaking, and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments on our sweeping ocean views, and the cleanliness, furnishings and top end appliances of our beachfront condo. Thanks also for the comments on our garage which is very useful for storing beach chairs, bikes and beach toys. And thanks for the compliments on our mile-long beautiful white-sand beaches that are uncrowded even in peak Summer. And we agree, our location is great for gaining quick and easy access to the walkable restaurants and ice cream shops at the hub and the dozens additional bikeable/driveable shops and restaurants in nearby Seaside and Rosemary Beach. We apologize for the way you were treated by the HOA office, perhaps they were having a bad day, but in any case we apologize. They have recently changed their policy, and now do not allow golf carts to be used by rental guests due to liability issues. There are a few other condos in our community that do advertise them, but they are doing so against the HOA rules, so risks are involved in getting stopped with theirs. We do provide wagons/carts you can use to take your items to the beach. We also provide 4 bikes you can use for free. Thanks again for all the compliments and hope to have you back again in the future!
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Outstanding view!

  • 4 of 5

Watersound community is very nice, the unit is well-appointed and very comfortable. The beach is beautiful.

Couple of heads up:

1) whomever draws the short straw and gets the small bedroom - there is a light right outside the window so bring a sleeping mask. Room stays pretty lit all night.

2) even tho beachfront, it is quite a chore getting to the beach. Not that far but there are a lot of stairs. If hauling chairs and umbrella, you best be reasonably fit. Luckily, our 91 yo father was happy just staying on the balcony and sister with bum hip was happy poolside.

One other comment (and this phenomenon seems to be common at every single beach rental I've ever visited over the last 40 yrs)- there are never enough towel racks to accommodate everyone's bath and beach towels.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments on the Watersound Beach community, and the compliments on our decor and the outstanding views from our condo. Watersound Beach is truly a special place, with unmatched natural sea, dune and beach natural beauty. Regarding the heads-up comments, I would like to provide some context so potential renters can truly form their own opinion on the pros and cons of what is mentioned as they apply to the entire WaterSound community and buildings, not just our particular condo. Point #1) Regarding the third bedroom, the master and second bedroom are direct oceanfront, with no exterior lighting. The third bedroom does have exterior condo hallway lighting. Most guests actually like the exterior hallway lighting in this room for safety reasons as this is the bedroom where kids often sleep. Please note that we do have two sets of blinds in this third bedroom which largely eliminate the light at night. Point #2) This is a Watersound community item by design, and is not specific to our condo. There are about a dozen steps on the boardwalk, but as you can see by looking at other reviews of Watersound Beach, it is not really an issue unless you have someone with a severe mobility issue in your group - most guests also like the fact that the community is a little set back from the beach as the dunes and the walk are truly beautiful and set the entire Watersound Beach development apart - this community was designed to preserve the natural beauty of the area. Many guests choose Watersound Beach because of its wonderful natural and preserved sand dunes in addition to the beautiful white sugar sand beaches and emerald water that 30A is famous for. Watersound has 250 acres of beaches, sand dunes, and many boardwalks and hiking trails. There are other communities over in the Panama City area with high rise towers where the sand dunes have been bulldozed down and these may be a better option for some guests looking for no-walk access - the trade-off is indeed missing on the spectacular natural setting of WaterSound specifically. For anyone who loves nature, sugar white sand, emerald seas uncrowded beaches, the safety of a gated community, and fantastic views, and is willing to walk a few extra steps, you really can’t beat WaterSound Beach!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
NW Florida International- Panama City Beach (ECP)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Watersound Beach
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Heated Community Pool
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Compass Point II condo pool
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Workout facility
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Gatehouse for WaterSound Beach
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Bike and Kayak Rentals
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Grocery and Restaurant
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18 Hole putting green
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Toy boat pond
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Community BBQ grill
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Deer Lake State Park
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Poolhouse and lunch counter
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Community park with swing sets and dog park
Car: necessary

Near unique beach communities along Scenic 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Exit clean fee $295 + Tax

Rates are plus tax and exit clean fee. Weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday. Other 7 night periods may have higher rates.

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.

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