Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Watercolor that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $107 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Watercolor. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find a residential house for rent in WaterColor

Some of the best Rosemary Beach houses lie within the residential community of WaterColor. Located alongside Western Lake and bordering the Gulf of Mexico, WaterColor has never lost its small-town feel—it's a place where you can meander from shop to shop or pause to relax and reflect in one of the lush green spaces. If you enjoy water activities, WaterColor has something for everyone, including paddleboard rentals, kayak rentals, fishing excursions, and snorkeling. The pristine beach maybe the best part. You can rent an umbrella and lounge chair to relax and feel the stress melt away from you while the waves gently roll onto the beach

Things to do

Tourist attractions near WaterColor vacation homes

WaterColor is all about taking it easy. Vacation homes are near places like a butterfly garden on the north side of Scenic 30A, and you can visit the WaterColor Beach Club and see the Gulf of Mexico from a beach boardwalk. You’ll also find an array of restaurants, bars, and shops in the area to enjoy a taste of the local community.


Activities near vacation homes in WaterColor

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will love WaterColor vacation homes. Western Lake, a coastal dune lake, is surrounded by tall pine and scrub oak groves with nature trails that wind through the woods for a bike ride or morning stroll. You could also enjoy a picnic or reflection on the lake’s docks, or you can rent equipment for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding.


Local weather for your stay in WaterColor vacation rentals

The climate in WaterColor can vary, but it generally has warm weather, high humidity, and sunshine most days of the year. The area is temperate, with the hottest months being June, July, and August, and the coolest temperatures in December, January, and February. For fewer visitors and ideal temperatures, the best time to book a vacation rental is the late winter or early spring.

Natural features

WaterColor is awash with natural beauty

Sitting between the stunning Western Lake and Emerald Coast beaches, you’ll never tire of the crystal-clear waters and shimmering white sands. If you long for even more nature, head on over to Grayton Beach State Park bordering the west of WaterColor. There is so much to see in this 2,000-acre park, you may have trouble deciding. You can catch a glimpse of the Florida black bear and deer that call the park home, or hike your way along the 1-mile nature trail that takes you through the scented pine woods and dazzling dune ecosystem

Family friendly

Family fun near WaterColor vacation homes

WaterColor is a quiet beach area that offers quick access to the attractions of Santa Rosa Beach. Vacation homes are available near family-friendly places like Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, a park with secluded beaches, dune lakes, fishing, camping, and amenities, and Eden Gardens State Park, a formal garden with vibrant blooms and a historic mansion with Louis XVI furniture. You'll also like Camp Helen State Park, a park with a large coastal dune lake with swimming, hiking, and fishing for all ages.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Watercolor?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Watercolor that's right up your alley. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 2 miles from the center of Watercolor, it's difficult to beat "Totally Renovated Oceanfront Condo. . . Bikes And Beach Service Included". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including an iron and ironing board and a smart TV.
  • "Palma Beachfront 2 Bd; 2 Ba + Bunks" is another top pick, offering 2 bedrooms, a blender, cable/satellite TV services and more. It's around 2 miles from Watercolor.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Watercolor vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Watercolor?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Watercolor opens the door to big adventure. Shut off your gadgets and switch your focus to nature at one of these neat little stays:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Santa Rosa Beach Tiny House". This property in Gulfview Heights packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "Private Pool, Prime Location - Charming Tiny House". Situated in Seagrove Beach, this little abode comes with air conditioning and heating.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Watercolor?

There's nothing like squeezing in a quick break to revive your spirits. Pack your overnight bag and get cozy in one of these appealing weekend getaways in and around Watercolor:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Exquisite Watercolor Carriage House", which is around 1 mile to the southwest of central Watercolor. There's lots of nature and adventure on your doorstep here. Try parasailing and cycling or just appreciate the sights of James Lee Park and Lake Defuniak.
  • Alternatively, find your home away from home at "South Of 30a, Bmb, Steps To The Beach". Stay in and chill out, or get active and try kayaking and snorkeling. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Wayside Park and Santa Rosa Beach. This fantastic vacation rental is around 5 miles west of Watercolor.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Watercolor?

Studio apartments are a tough act to follow when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Watercolor and enjoy a taste of the local culture:

  • Make "Exquisite Watercolor Carriage House" your home for a few days or more. This great vacation rental comes with amenities including WiFi and a pool.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Peaceful Easy Living, - - Just 3 Blocks To The Beach And A Short Walk To Seaside", which offers conveniences such as a microwave oven and spa and beauty services.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover even more of Watercolor. Cultural attractions like Seaside Repertory Theatre and Fusion Art Glass Gallery will help you get a feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Watercolor?

Every once in a while, you just need to take some time out, even if it's only for two or three days. Experience a nice mix of exploring and relaxing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Watercolor:

  • Nice and close to the heart of Watercolor, "Peaceful Easy Living, - - Just 3 Blocks To The Beach And A Short Walk To Seaside" is perfect for a short and sweet break. While you're in the area, be sure to visit well-known attractions like Grayton Beach State Park and Seaside Beach.
  • "2 Master Suites, Enjoy The Beautiful Emerald Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico" is another wonderful option. We recommend adding 30A Bike Trail and South Walton Visitor Center to your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Watercolor?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Watercolor that would make Cupid envious. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few nights of passion at "Totally Renovated Oceanfront Condo. . . Bikes And Beach Service Included". Approximately 2 miles from Watercolor, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like a balcony and a swimming pool.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break drinking wine and canoodling at "Palma Beachfront 2 Bd; 2 Ba + Bunks", around 2 miles from Watercolor. Beauty services and shopping facilities will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Watercolor?

You'll find some spectacular mansions for rent in and near Watercolor. If you're on the lookout for somewhere with lots of room as well as a serious dose of wow factor, these architectural stunners will be right up your alley:

  • Around 1 mile to the southeast of Watercolor is "Exquisite Gulf Front Luxury Mansion Walk To Seaside 7br". Along with its magnificent design, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as a firepit and a fireplace.
  • Another popular option is "Commanders Palace | Beach View Mansion | Heated Pool | Cabana | 2 Kitchens". Around 7 miles to the west of Watercolor, this swish vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and offers a swimming pool, beauty services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Watercolor?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your whole crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Watercolor and get everyone together under the same roof:

  • There's loads of room to spread out at "2 Master Suites, Enjoy The Beautiful Emerald Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico". Around 4 miles west of Watercolor, this grand retreat has 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a swimming pool and a water park.
  • "Beautiful Owner - Managed Beach Home. Walk To Beach" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 6 miles to the west of Watercolor, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. A kitchen and a fireplace are just a couple of things that'll help make your stay more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Watercolor?

From lively games of Marco Polo to refreshing morning dips, a pool promises loads of fun for both grown-ups and kids. Score major brownie points with family or friends by booking a house with a place to swim in or near Watercolor:

  • First on our list of cool pool retreats is "Exquisite Watercolor Carriage House". Vacationing families will feel at home here, with amenities like childrens activities and nearby birdwatching activities also at hand.
  • "The Smith House - Updated Historic Charm" is another top option. After you've enjoyed a relaxing dip with the kiddos, take advantage of other conveniences like outdoor furniture and a DVD player.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Watercolor?

You adore your family, but that doesn't mean you should squash together like sardines during your vacation. Play it safe and book a large family vacation rental in or around Watercolor where you can spread out and relax:

  • Located approximately 4 miles west of Watercolor, "2 Master Suites, Enjoy The Beautiful Emerald Waters Of The Gulf Of Mexico" fits up to 12 people over 4 bedrooms. As well as more than enough space to sprawl out, amenities here include towels and a kitchen island.
  • Another excellent option is "Beautiful Home In Cassine Village". It's around 2 miles to the southeast of Watercolor, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. A microwave oven and books are among the conveniences on offer here.