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"The Lighthouse" Family-style Elegance is Waiting for You! Bikes Included!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,247 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Easy Feeling at "The Lighthouse" Across from Pool, Bicycles Included

"The Lighthouse"

87 East Summersweet Lane

The Lighthouse is a delightfully decorated, coastal-themed, family-friendly home that features four large bedrooms (3 King, 1 Bunk w/ Twins) and 4.5 baths on a quiet street in WaterColor's newest district, "The Crossings." Dragonfly Park pool is across the street and Publix is within walking distance!

The Lighthouse` is a stunning home that features 2 living areas, 2 master suites, and 2 additional bedrooms and sleeps a total of 8, ideal for a family retreat or a group of several adults.

This light-filled home has an abundance of windows, inviting the outdoors to the interior spaces. Pale shades of blue-greens and neutrals create a soothing decor in the iconic WaterColor manner. Oversized black and white beach photos of earlier generations of the owner's family bring a touch of old Florida to this fresh new home as well.

The open floor plan has a large living room, kitchen and dining room downstairs, as well as a fully-appointed separate living area upstairs. The fully-equipped kitchen includes upgraded stainless steel appliances and an extensive selection of tableware for great entertaining. In this home, even playing in the kitchen makes you feel like you're on vacation!

One master suite is downstairs, and another is upstairs with its own private balcony overlooking the Park. Three bedrooms feature king beds and the fourth has built-in bunk beds, all with plush, luxury linens. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and large with spacious closets, and each has its own beautifully appointed private bath.

Everyone's favorite spot in this lovely home is the oversized swing bed on the screened-in front porch. Nestle in with a good book or a cup of coffee and float in the gentle beach breeze while being serenaded by a morning chorus of birds or a magical evening symphony of frogs.

Our corner of WaterColor is uniquely situated so that there is no through-traffic in the area, allowing peace of mind for families with children. Guests step across the street to the lovely Dragonfly Park Pool, complete with gentle waterfall and enormous outdoor kitchen.

Just a few paces from your front door are the wide open lawns of the Park, providing a haven for children to run free, play a happy game of tag, or set up a lemonade stand and meet their neighbors.

Bicycling is the favorite entertainment of the owners and guests of this lovely getaway, and four bicycles are included with your rental at no extra charge because we don't want you to miss this delightful experience. Cruise to the beach or the WaterColor Beach Club, both a short ride away. Enjoy a leisurely, early-morning or late-afternoon ride through the miles of nature trails that lace the 500-acre resort. The beach, 6 delightful swimming pools, grassy parks, and colorful flower gardens that WaterColor has to offer make great biking destinations. If shopping and dining are on your agenda, the shops and restaurants of Seaside are less than a 5-minute bike ride from your front door.

Hurry to 87 East Summersweet as quickly as you can, and we promise you'll wish you never had to leave. Once you've experienced this magical place, you'll want to return to "The Lighthouse" beach house time after time!


LOCATION: Absolutely no need to drive your car unless you want to! Steps to pool and park, walking distance to Publix, short bike ride to beach, pools, parks, and Seaside. Also bike to shopping, as well as 6 major restaurants and more than a dozen smaller ones in WaterColor and Seaside.

LUXURY: Our home provides the luxury that you expect within the 5-star St. Joe WaterColor resort. Serene style, high-end designer furnishings, Sferra and Peacock Alley linens, and mint-condition maintenance envelop you with a sense of calm that is beyond what is offered in similar homes in the area. We've appointed our home with the best, because we want you to be our guest!

SERVICE: This property is personally managed by the homeowner (distance) and her sister (local). Together, they provide personalized, boutique service that mass-marketing rental agencies simply cannot match.

Equipped with:

Free Wifi

42" SmartTV in living room

42" TV in upstairs living room, with built-in DVD/BluRay player and AppleTV for streaming

Flat-screen TV with built-in DVD/BluRay player in each bedroom

Wireless printer and fax machine with USB port

Outdoor gas grill

4 beach-cruiser bicycles

Outdoor shower

Please note: Effective March 15, 2014, golf cart rentals in WaterColor must be made through The Electric Cart Company 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 bases.

Age requirement policy: Rentals are made only to adults 25 or older and families.

Please note our age requirement policy for March/April: One (1) parent or guardian over the age of 25 must be present and staying in the property for every three (3) guests between the ages of 15 and 25.

More Details

Property Manager
Crickett Griffin
Member since: 2017
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:
April 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. It was a great place to unwind before the craziness of school hits! The bikes were wonderful--we used them everywhere! We loved all your restaurant suggestions, shopping in Seaside, the amenities WaterColor has to offer. The white sand, emerald water and 85 degree days made this the perfect week away. We look forward to visiting again!
Jul 2017
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Watercolor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2247 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
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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"The Lighthouse" Family-style Elegance is Waiting for You! Bikes Included!
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The perfect family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with our family. We have never been to WaterColor this time of year, and we loved it! Perfect weather and a lovely home. Our family made a lot of lasting memories this weekend. Thank you!"

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Lighthouse! Crickett was so easy to work with and very accommodating. The house itself is beautifully decorated and met all our needs for our family of 6. Large rooms, large walk in showers, and big closets. The porch is a sweet spot to hang out in or a great get away for reading a good book. The bikes were a nice bonus as were rode them everywhere. Great place!! I would completely recommend the Lighthouse!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Break with the family

  • 5 of 5

Family and I had a wonderful week in Watercolor. The house and location was perfect for us. We also rented a golf cart which I would recommend. The golf cart kept everything in Watercolor and Seaside and easy drive away plus made parking convenient wherever you wanted to go. The owner was great with the million questions we had and had good recommendations for activities and restaurants. I would highly recommend the rental, you will not be disappointed with the house or location.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to reconnect and reenergize before the start of a new school year! The home was well appointed with everything we could need. It was in close proximity to needed amenities, all just a bike ride away. The ocean was amazing, access to all Water Color had to offer was a treat. We will definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

This home is beautifully decorated and much more comfortable than it might appear in the photos (because the photos look like those in a magazine). The layout is perfect for a family. Bikes were great to have and perfect for getting to and from beach. The neighborhood was very quiet which is a plus. The only negative is the internet - not secure and constantly spotty. So, if you have to work at all or have kids with limited data, this is something to consider.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leslie, Thank you for your kind words about our home. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you'll come back to see us! The internet spottiness you experienced was resort-wide, and not unique to our home, due to construction on fabulous new technology that is now complete. WaterColor was selected for a new smart hospitality network infrastructure, and now has the most advanced technology between here and Madison Square Garden in NYC, according to Mediacom. The new service is strong, secure, and password-protected. Again, thanks for the feedback and the opportunity to respond. You were wonderful guests, and we hope to see you again this year!
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Beautiful, charming, comfortable and quality home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Light House on two separate vacations and we hope to return! The home is lovely and all 7 of us slept well in the cozy beds. We love spending the mornings and evenings on the porch especially on the swing. It is also great that the dining table is large enough to accommodate our family. It's an easy bike ride to the beach and we love having access to the Watercolor amenities. We have sweet memories of our time in Seaside and at the Light House.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $99

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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