The Sunshine State is a world-famous tourist destination, attracting millions of domestic and international visitors each year. Florida’s appeal is wide-ranging, from its gorgeous beaches, exciting theme parks, and a plethora of attractions to suit all ages and tastes, to its warm and sunny weather throughout much of the year, beautiful nature, and a huge choice of watersports. Indeed, Florida’s allure is such that many people dream of owning a holiday home in the state. If you’re researching opportunities to invest in a second home in the sun, WaterColor, Florida could be just what you’re looking for.
Where is WaterColor, FL?
WaterColor, Florida, is part of the Seagrove Beach community in Walton County. Located on the Florida Panhandle, the master-planned community lies within easy reach of several stunning beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.
On the edge of Western Lake, the community is within the wider area known as 30A, named after the nearby County Road 30A. Stretching between Destin and Panama City, 30A is home to small, peaceful, and stunning beach towns, each offering a wealth of fun and leisure.
WaterColor lies approximately 130 miles west of the state capital of Tallahassee, and just 25 miles from Panama City. Within easy reach of the state borders with Alabama and Georgia, WaterColor is well-connected by road, thanks to nearby major highways. And, if you’re looking to fly into the area, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) are both less than an hour’s drive away.
Staying in WaterColor
Spread across almost 500 acres, WaterColor, FL, combines residential living and resort accommodation and amenities.
The luxurious WaterColor Inn resort was previously rated by Travel + Leisure magazine as the best Family Friendly Resort in North America and has featured on the magazine’s top 25 list several times over recent years. With rooms and suites to sleep in varying group sizes, diverse dining options, convenient beach access, swimming pools, a beach club, and an array of onsite amenities and activities, it’s easy to see why the beachfront resort is a top choice.
However, why stay in a busy resort when you could enjoy all the comforts of home?
Homes in WaterColor are attractive, with a stylish simplicity based on commonplace southern wooden homes. Houses feature overhanging metal roofs and wooden sidings and columns. The spacious porches are perfect for relaxing outdoors, perhaps with a sundowner in hand, on balmy evenings.
If this sounds tempting, how about co-ownership in an exclusive WaterColor holiday home?
Similar to fractional ownership, co-ownership allows you to own your own slice of paradise at a fraction of the cost of sole proprietorship. Share ownership with just five other owners and enjoy frequent getaways in beautiful WaterColor, Florida.
Holiday Home in WaterColor
Valued at more than 3 million U.S. dollars, the five-bedroom 296 Pine Needle Way can comfortably accommodate 14 guests. Boasting 4.5 bathrooms, ample indoor and outdoor parking, a spacious living room with modern comforts, a stylish kitchen equipped with high-end appliances, and a mud-cum-laundry room, the sophisticated home is perfect for dreamy vacations with family and friends.
Outdoors, the child-friendly fenced-in patio features a BBQ and inviting seating around a firepit, while the screened porch has cozy seating and a smart TV.
Located on a peaceful street and backing onto tranquil woodland, the luxurious property provides a delicious sense of calm and privacy.
If you don’t want the hassle of exploring by car, home co-ownership also includes a six-seater golf cart and six bicycles. The WaterColor courtesy trolley makes it even easier to enjoy this charming community and bask in its elegant small-town vibe.
Local WaterColor Amenities
Despite its relatively intimate size, WaterColor has myriad amenities for your convenience and pleasure. Relax in picturesque parks and gardens, let kids cut loose at colorful play areas, and spend perfect days enjoying the white sandy beach. Other fabulous amenities include:
Shops and Restaurants
WaterColor has plenty of excellent shopping and dining opportunities. Wander through the seaside shopping area and pick up locally inspired gifts and souvenirs in the namesake WaterColor Store. Alternatively, call into WaterColor Kids to treat younger members of the family to stylish apparel, toys, beach accessories, and more.
You have shops selling candies and sweet treats, ladies’ fashions, casual attire, trendy beachwear, striking artworks, everyday essentials, gourmet goodies, and more, all right at your fingertips.
Take a break from meal prep and check out some of the tempting local eateries. From laid-back cafes to high-class restaurants, Florida’s WaterColor offers something to suit all tastes.
WaterColor Beach Club
Open only to local residents and resort guests, WaterColor Beach Club offers fun and relaxation for all ages.
Laze alongside the main pool and cool off with a dip in the inviting waters. Soak up the glorious vistas from the infinity pool. Splash about with the kids in the shallow pool, complete with zero entry.
The beach club has shaded six-person cabanas available for rental, as well as several quick-and-easy eateries for a convenient spot for lunch.
Cross the scenic dunes to enjoy private access to the neighboring stunning beach, where the seasonal Tiki Bar serves a tempting menu of cocktails and refreshing drinks.
Another shared resort and resident amenity, Camp WaterColor is especially great for families with children. With two swimming pools, complete with slides, a lazy river, ample poolside seating, and a kids’ play area, it offers hours of enjoyment for old and young alike. Feeling active? Head to the basketball court for a friendly game or to shoot some hoops. No need to venture far when hunger strikes — the onsite restaurant and bar serve an enticing assortment of meals and snacks.
With a varied calendar of monthly and yearly special activities and events, even frequent visitors will find exciting new ways to enjoy days at Camp WaterColor.
If the watery fun offered by the nearby beach, WaterColor Beach Club, and Camp WaterColor weren’t enough, you’ll also find three beautiful community pools: LakeHouse, Sand Hill, and Dragonfly.
Sports and Fitness Facilities
Whether you’re an avid fitness enthusiast or enjoy leisurely sports with your family and friends, WaterColor’s wide choice of fitness and sports facilities will satisfy all.
Get your blood pumping in the fitness center, where you’ll find a wide choice of high-tech gym equipment. Grab your family and friends for some light competition at the clay tennis courts, pickleball courts, soccer fields, or bace ball courts. The community also has a half basketball court and, if you want to practice your swing, you’ll be pleased to know that the surrounding area has several golf courses.
Things to Do in WaterColor
Not only is WaterColor, Florida, home to a wealth of amenities, but the beach community offers a plethora of activities for memorable vacations. Your holiday home provides the perfect base for:
Of course, one of WaterColor’s biggest draws is its sublime private beach, with picture-perfect white sugary sands and dazzling emerald waters.
When you co-own a second home in the community, relaxing is even easier with discounted rates for beach chair rentals. Or, take to the waters and see what you can hook aboard a fishing charter.
Whether you soak up the sun, paddle in the clear waters, enjoy beach games, build a sandcastle, try various watersports or take evening strolls along the soft sands, the beach is sure to be a central part of your WaterColor stay.
Switch the salty sea waters for days at the attractive coastal dune lake and enjoy diverse water-based activities. With its dock and four piers, Western Lake is a magnet for boating enthusiasts. Rent stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks from The Boathouse and spend blissful hours on the shimmering water. Not too confident? The Boathouse offers SUP lessons, too.
Hiking and Biking
WaterColor boasts 5 miles of hiking and biking trails, meandering through the pine forest, gardens, and woodlands and along the oceanfront. With six bikes provided at your co-owned WaterColor home, exploring by peddle power is a breeze. If you’re visiting with a larger group, you can easily rent extra bicycles from the Bike Barn.
Grab a map of the extensive trail network and marvel at the area’s enchanting raw natural beauty.
More WaterColor Fun
As well as the above-mentioned activities, WaterColor offers even more ways to fill your time.
- Catch a performance in the outdoor amphitheater
- Spot diverse wildlife
- Experience lively events throughout the year
- Stroll alongside burbling creeks
- Pack a picnic for an al fresco lunch
- Discover underground streams
- Meet plenty of friendly locals and vacationers
- Take a drive around town in your home’s private golf cart
Even More Beach Communities of 30A
When you invest in a second home in WaterColor, Florida, you’re just a stone’s throw from other amazing beaches of 30A, each with its own vibe, amenities, and charm. Nearby beaches to enjoy include:
- Rosemary Beach, complete with quaint cobblestone streets and meandering pathways
- Seagrove Beach, a holiday magnet for more than 80 years
- WaterSound is home to wetlands, woodlands, and neighboring boardwalks with splendid lake views
- Seacrest, with a convenient location and laid-back way of life
- Miramar Beach, is packed with amenities and thriving with people
- Inlet Beach, with an Old Florida ambiance and surrounded by protected dunes
- Grayton Beach, is a prime spot for dolphin watching
- Blue Mountain Beach, famous for its floral beauty and lofty elevation
- Gulf Place, a top spot for entertainment
- Dune Allen Beach, ideal for terrific oceanside dining
- Santa Rosa Beach, a tourist hotspot since the 1930s
- Seascape, home to swanky condo towers and many amenities
- Alys Beach, complete with pale Bermuda-style architecture
- Seaside, pretty as a picture with pastel buildings and winding streets
- Grayton Beach State Park
- Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Plus, you’re just a short drive from Panama City and Destin.
Keen to learn more about co ownership in stunning WaterColor, Florida, or discover other exciting destinations for your perfect second home? Contact Lifestyle Asset Group to make your dreams come true.