Happy Place Beach House
Happy Place Beach House
Summer 2017: 7 day minimum, Sunday check-in.
This 7-bedroom Beach District vacation rental has plenty of room for a clan of 18, 10 adults plus 8 kids in the 'Kids Korner'! It is the closest home to beach access at the sprawling WaterColor Resort. Even better, WaterColor’s fantastic shops and restaurants are right across the street. Don’t worry about scrambling for beach parking or rushing to rent golf carts, which are in limited supply. At this well-located home, you won’t need either!
Complimentary WaterColor guest passes are included for your entire stay—no additional taxes or fees. Get access to world class amenities: Take the kids on a canoe trip or to a craft workshop at Kids Camp. Play tennis at the private courts, enjoy perks at the Beach Club.
At beach time, gather your sandcastle supplies and walk right to the water. When you come back home, a private pool and 3,000 square feet of outdoor living space keep the fun going. There’s even an outdoor fireplace for s’mores after dinner—also a great place to relax with a drink while watching the kids splash in the pool!
Some must dos: Grab a bike (six included with the house) and go for a leisurely ride to grab lunch in Seaside or just check out the amazing architecture. Take an outdoor shower, designed with inspiration from the Coastal Living 2014 dream home. Curl up for a nap on one of the two porch bed swings. Enjoy music throughout the house with wireless, customizeable Sonos music system. Wave and smile to passerbys from any of the 7 decks/porches.
This home presents Coastal Living style that your family can actually live in. Think chic, designer furniture, sun-drenched rooms, and crisp, snuggly bedding. Wall-to-wall windows anchor the main living area. Sink into plush sofas and enjoy the view.
Family meals begin in the open, gourmet kitchen and end at a 12-person designer table, on the screened-in dining porch with room for 6 more, or kitchen bar for 5.
The Kids Korner—the entire West Wing of the third floor—will be a favorite hideout for young guests. The Bunkroom features 2 built-in bunks (4 beds total) with cozy quilted bedding and a 60” flat-screen with XBOX. The Sunroom has two more twin beds and a kitchenette you can stock with snacks. The Loft Hallway has two more twin beds. In total, 8 kids can claim the Kids Korner and fill it with playtime adventures.
Other bedrooms in the main house include three suites with king-sized beds and private bathrooms—one on each of three floors—and another bedroom with two twin beds on the first floor.
The Guest Cottage is great to give grandparents a bit of privacy, or for a family with a little one who isn’t sleeping through the night. This private, detached space includes a living room, a full kitchen, a private bath, and one bedroom with a king-sized bed.
Every bedroom has a flat-screen TV—great for when it’s time to wind down.
Sprawl out and enjoy an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor living space. Our favorite spot is the 4th floor deck—an ocean-view perch with a spectacular vantage point for sunset. Wave and smile at the passerbys and enjoy the amazing breeze on the 1st floor’s wraparound porch. Or retreat to the 2nd floor’s living porch with a bed swing for afternoon naps. Or the private pool surrounded by lounge chairs. You choose!
Other amenities include beach and pool toys, sports balls and floating loungers. Beach chairs and umbrellas are also provided. Explore the many coastal towns of South Walton by bike: 6 beach cruisers will be waiting for you!
Pool safety is a priority at this rental. The private pool is completed fenced and the exterior doors are equipped with an alarm.
Other outdoor extras include a private, open-air shower for after the beach, and the outdoor fireplace for when the Gulf breezes get chilly.
For the little ones
This home is created by and for families. See Clanventure’s Gear Guarantee—our list of family-friendly features every home must have to list with us. From a pack ‘n play to a highchair to nightlights, we’ve made sure all the details are covered.
The Kids Korner provides another level of space and comfort for kids and teens. They can pile into The Bunkroom and watch a movie on the 60” flatscreen with Xbox, or head outside and splash in the fenced private pool (with gate!). Teenagers will love the free WiFi for streaming to their devices, too.
The many kid-friendly amenities at WaterColor Resort are great for rainy days (or for when the beach gets boring—it happens!). WaterColor Resort guest passes are included for your entire stay. Take advantage of the 5 themed neighborhood pools, miles of walking paths, fish at the lake, Kids Camp activities, Kids Night Out, family movie nights or the beach bonfires!
With plenty of space and the best location at WaterColor, your family will be counting the days until you can come back.
WaterColor Boathouse: Rent SUPs, fishing bait.
WaterColor Green Lawn: seasonal outdoor movies.
WaterColor Kids' Camp: sign up for daily kids activities or get a date night in with their Kid's Night Out program.
Seaside Amphitheater: year-round activities, shows and events for families.
Seaside dining and shopping: Many family-friendly restaurants, including Airstream row.
Bud and Alley's: The place to watch the sunset.
Great Southern: Great food, great family restaurant. Or enjoy drinks on the covered outdoor bar.
Take the bikes and explore the unique communities of Rosemary, Alys Beach, Seaside, Grayton, Blue Mountain Beach
The Hub at 30a: Restaurants and ice cream around a lawn and patio area with a big stone wood grill, fireplace and event stage. Stop in at Hughey's General Store.Eden Garden State Park: (just north of 30a, a 5 minute drive) Feel like you were transported to a Louisiana plantation home. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds and Choctawatchee Bay.
Village at Baytowne Wharf, in nearby Sandestin: carousel, toddler-friendly playgroudn, arcarde and family-friendly restauratns like the Baytowne Melt and the Acme Oyster House.
Big Kahuna's WaterPark, fun for all ages.
Check-in time: 4:00 PM Central Time or later on your arrival date. Please do not arrive before 4:00PM as you will not be allowed to check in and may jeopardize part of your security deposit. Our crew needs adequate time to prepare the house and maintain the grounds so your stay is comfortable and wonderful.
**The morning after your arrival, there will be a knock on the door between 8-9am. Please open the door for a welcome surprise.
Check-out time: 10:00 AM (sharp)
CANCELLATION POLICY: The down payment to book is nonrefundable. Cancellations made within 60 days from your arrival date will result in a refund of ½ of the 2nd installment. Cancellations made within 30 days of your arrival date will result in complete forfeiture of 2nd and 3rd payment.
HURRICANE/STORM POLICY: We follow the City of Santa Rosa Beach’s ordinance pertaining to weather. If the city orders a mandatory evacuation, we will fully refund for the days not used due to the evacuation ordinance.
YOUR BOOKING INCLUDES PROPERTY PROTECTION, UP TO $1000 COVERED FOR ANY ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE DURING YOUR STAY.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADULTS IS 10 (sleeps up to 18 with children)
NO ADULTS ON TOP BUNK BEDS (over 18, or anyone over 145lbs)
NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 ALLOWED ON THE 4th FLOOR DECK UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
NO GUESTS UNDER 25 ALLOWED TO RENT/SIGN AGREEMENT (Signer must be a guest.)
NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAKERS.
USE POOL AT YOUR OWN RISK.
LOCK UP BICYCLES AT ALL TIMES.
DO NOT MOVE ANY FURNITURE. Do not move furniture around or from room to room.
NO GARAGE ACCESS.
NO EVENTS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS, WEDDINGS
** PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE ARE NOTIFIED OF FAILURE TO COMPLY BY THE HOUSE, CONTRACT AND/OR NEIGHBORHOOD RULES IT CAN RESULT IN IMMEDIATE TERMATION OF YOUR CONTRACT, VACATION, AND FORFEITURE OF THE TOTAL RENTAL PAYMENT.**
- Trash: Trash days are every day. Please put the WaterColor flag up on the side of the trash cage when the cans are full. Make sure the lids are secure on top of the trash can so they do not fly away.
- Parking: Happy Place’s driveway will accommodate up to 4 regular cars or 3 SUVs. There are 10 public parking spaces immediately outside the house. No garage access.
Prior to entry of house, wash off sand. Hose is provided on the right side of porch. Shake out all towels and belongings before entry of house.
WATERCOLOR NEIGHBORHOOD RULES: In order to preserve the peaceful atmosphere and aesthetic qualities of our neighborhood, the WaterColor Association has established rules. You will be fined if any of these rules are broken. Any fines incurred by failure to comply will be deducted from your security deposit.
PARK IN APPROPRIATE PARKING SPOTS.
(no parking on 30A in front of the house)
NO LOUD MUSIC OR TALKING OUTSIDE AFTER 10PM.
NO TOWELS HANGING ON DECK RAILS AT ANY TIME.
NO BOATS OR WAVERUNNERS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY.
FOLLOW RULES POSTED AT WATERCOLOR COMMUNITY POOLS.
NO SPEEDING, FOLLOW POSTED SPEED LIMITS
Minimum stay is 3 days. For the following 2016 dates, only weekly stays are available, check in on a Saturday: March 5 - April 15, May 22 - August 19, October 1 - 7 and November 19-25. Weekly Christmas and New Years dates are as follows: December 19-26, December 26 - January 2 (check in on the Monday).
Nearest airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City (ECP), 27 miles.
Ft Walton Airport (VPS), 23.6 miles.
Nearest supermarket: Publix, 1.2 miles
Nearest farmers’ market: WaterColor Farmers' Market, Sundays Year Round and Thursdays (March-Labor Day), 9am-2pm, 1 block
Nearest restaurant: 1 block, walking distance, across the street, or many choices 1/2 mile away in Seaside.
Nearest gas station: Tom Thumb, 3871 E County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, 2 miles.
Nearest ATM: Seaside, 1/2 mile
Nearest pharmacy: inside the Publix supermarket, 1.2 miles
Nearest hospital: Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, 12.5 miles
Nearest urgent care facility: Doc Smiley's Urgent Care, 2.5 miles