WaterColor Rentals

Discussion in 'Rentals - Vacation' started by Rudyjohn, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Rudyjohn

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    O.K., having never stayed (or even seen) WaterColor, is it a terribly far walk from cottages that are located in the Park District &/or the Camp District to the beach? I think the latter must be very far, because of the considerably cheaper rates. We've viewed on-line a couple cottages on VRBO that look spectcular but we're just a little worried that they might be located so far away from eveything that we (that being the rest of the family and teenagers) will be griping & disappointed. Please share info that you may have. Thanks ~
     
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    By "Park District," I am guessing you mean Park Row which back up to Grayton Beach State Park. Those homes are a two minute walk to the beach. You mention "cottages," and if you are refering to homes in the "Cottage District," those are a 4 minute walk to the beach. The Camp Distict in Phase II, is probably a mile walk to the beach. It is closer to the Publix on Hwy 395 than the beach.
     
  3. Mermaid

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    John, we've never stayed at Watercolor but have stayed lots of times at Seaside, all over town. We never minded walking, to tell you the truth. There's something about being at the beach that time kind of suspends itself and you aren't bothered about walking to get to places. The "trip" is half the fun. At least that's the way we've always looked at it. I know some people must park themselves on top of the waterline, near enough, but we've never thought that necessary. I have an 18 year old and a 16 year old, and neither they or their friends have ever complained about having a cottage "in town" rather than gulfside.

    BTW, our own Sueshore has a 2 bedroom place in Watercolor on the beach side of 30-A and it's a marvelous place. I was so impressed at how well-contructed it was. We live in a 1920s home in Indianapolis, and Sueshore's Watercolor home was as good a historic reproduction as I've ever seen, with the high ceilings, huge baseboards, pine floors, etc. I thought Watercolor builders did an outstanding job.
     
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    What about the sand in the shorts? It makes for tough, and funny, walking.
     
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    Heh, heh, not as bad as fish in the crotch, as once happened to me when we had a cottage at the edge of Seaside on Forest Street! The walking wasn't tough or funny since I didn't know I had a little "visitor" in my swimsuit, but let me tell you, the following scene in the outdoor shower sure was! :shock: ;-) :shock:
     
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    Yes, I agree, the walk probably wouldn't be too bad. I'm just trying to please everyone else and don't want to listen to all the griping of "how long & hot the walk is, etc." And looking on WaterColor's website, they refer to these areas that I questioned as Park District and Camp District, so that's all I'm going on.
    One cottage (or house) I saw on VRBO said it was 10 blocks to the beach. I think that's a haul, so maybe we should check out other locations! But thanks anyway.
    Also, we've stayed in Seaside many times, long ago, and didn't mid the walk, but looking at some WC maps and aerials, some of these rentals are WAY, WAY back behind (north) Seaside.
     
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    I am uncertain of what they are calling the Park District.

    There are WC homes north of Seaside that are a short walk to the beach. You are allowed to walk through Seaside to get there.


    EDIT: I just looked up the rentals on Watercolorvacations.com
    and see what they are calling the Park District. At the most, homes in the Park District are a 7 minute walk to the beach. Of course, you may not want to haul a bunch of crap with you on the walk. Not a bad walk if you are not taking much and you don't have sand in the crotch for the walk back. Rent some bicycles and it is an easy pedal.
     
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    John, Sueshore is at Watercolor right now and will be 'til the end of the month. I bet if you PM'ed her, she'd check out the place you're interested in. She has this adorable puppy keeping her company, so she's always out for walks.
     
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    I think I spotted her on Sunday at Grayton Beach :shock:.
     
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    Yes, bicycles would be in order for sure.
     
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    You can rent them at the Post Office in WaterColor.
     
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    But, from what I've been reading, she dosen't have internet access. But I'll try anyway, and maybe have her actually walk past the ones we're considering.
    Thanks for all your suggesions!
     
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    That's what I don't like about Watercolor - it's too darn far to the beach. You have to pack up every time you go so you don't have so many trips back and forth. I don't want to have to bike to the beach. I'll bike for exercise, but that's totally different.

    That's the great thing about our house. No streets to cross, a 30-second walk to the beach walkover with no streets to cross, a private pool and hot tub with sitting room equpped with a mini-kitchen, TV, and full bath just steps away. So convenient. If the kids want to watch TV and you want to be at the pool, you can keep an eye on them inside while you're outside.
     
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    That sounds perfect... but is it for rent?!
     
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    Yup!
     
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    It sounds like it might be kinda expensive, but please pm me with details.Thanks!
     
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    I have never minded a good walk to the beach except for the time I stayed in Seaside, and a thunderstorm approached, I was almost struck by lightning trying to get back the the cottage we rented--literally, lightning struck so close my hair was tingly and the little hairs on my arms stood up, quite a scary moment. Other than keeping an eye to the sky a walk is fun. But Joe is right in his distance calculations.
     
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    For the love of God BR.....not EVERYONE can own or even rent a house on the beach!!!! Your place sounds lovely. But do remember, walking is good for you! My solution for anyone renting back off the beach here at WC is to grab your free bike (you get one free bike per bedroom) and maybe even rent one of thoses kiddie carriers to haul your stuff in!

    I am using my friend's laptop right now, but will have one full time starting Thursday....let me know if I can do anything to help out in your decision making on rental plans!!!
     
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    Johnrudy,
    We actually live in Watercolor in the Lake District. The Camp District is in Phase II which is really too far to walk to the beach. However, bikes come with the rental home as well as towels and beach chairs. We don't walk to the beach either although we are in Phase I, about 6 blocks or so, but it is pretty easy to ride down on bikes even for our 7 year old. You can also drive down and park under the beach club if you have lots of things to carry. We do this often to carry fishing rods, surf boards, etc. I wouldn't let anything you've heard on here deter you from staying in Watercolor, it is really a great place.
     
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    Thank you for this very helpful information!
     

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