For reservations call 888-775-2545 or click here to email us directly.
Thank you for your interest in the WaterColor Inn & Resort. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our charming Town Center residences, cozy cottages or spacious village homes. To assist you in having an enjoyable WaterColor experience, we would like to share the following information about the resort.
Our accommodations are privately owned, individually decorated and completely furnished including fully-equipped kitchens, washers and dryers and stocked with linens.
Deposit and Guarantee Policy
A fifty percent (50%) advance deposit of all rental fees including lodging, tax, departure housekeeping fee and non-refundable processing fee is due at the time of booking your reservation. The remaining 50% balance is due upon check in. You must be 25 years of age or older to make a reservation and we require identification upon check-in.
We require a 30-day advance notice of cancellation for a refund of your deposit (less the non-refundable booking fee). Should you have to cancel your reservation within 30 days of your arrival date, you will forfeit your entire deposit. Should you have to shorten the length of your stay within 30 days of arrival, you will forfeit 100% of all unused nights.
For reservations made within 30 days of arrival, cancellation or changes must be made no later than 24 hours after booking the reservation to avoid penalty.
A transfer to another cottage is considered a cancellation. There are no refunds for early departures.
You can now purchase travel insurance for your stay through Red Sky which can cover your vacation investment if you have to cancel or interrupt your trip because of severe weather, family illness, medical emergencies and other unexpected incidents. The cost is 7% of your total stay. For more information or to purchase the insurance, please click here. watercolor.archinsurancesolutions.com You may also call us at 800-413-2363 up to 24 hours prior to your arrival to add the insurance to your stay.
WaterColor Resort Vacation Rentals charges a $45 non-refundable damage protection fee at the time of booking your reservation that provides coverage for accidental damages to your vacation rental accommodation during your stay with us. This damage protection does not cover and guests are responsible for any willful or negligent behavior that results in damages including but not limited to smoking, theft and pet occupancy.
Please be advised that WaterColor Resort Vacation Rentals charges a cleaning fee and a non-refundable $45 reservation processing fee in addition to your rental rate. The cleaning fee is per stay and is as follows: 1Bdrm = $135, 2 Bdrm = $180, 3 Bdrm = $225,4 bdrm = $280, 5 bdrm = $315, 6 bdrm = $385. In addition there will be a mandatory resort amenity fee charged during your stay equal to 9% of the nightly room rate which is applicable for all home rentals except for those on the Advantage Program for which there will be an optional 35% resort amenity fee charged. The Resort fee amenities include: Canoe and kayak rental for one hour daily, one bicycle per bedroom per day,use of the fitness center after 1pm, DVD rentals as well as priority access and preferred pricing to all resort activities and amenities including beach chair and umbrella rentals, Camp WaterColor, fitness, bikes and boats. Only available for guests of WaterColor Resort Vacation Rentals.
Reservations are encouraged and accepted up to one year in advance. Weekly rates are based on 7 nights and include one mid-stay linen exchange. Daily housekeeping may be arranged for a nominal fee. Daily and winter monthly rates are also available. Winter monthly rates for all residences are to begin on the first of every month and include housekeeping service bi-weekly. Packages do not include alcohol or gratuity. Any unused portion of a package is non-refundable.
All rates, fees and policies are based on availability, subject to applicable sales tax and subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply.
Unavailability of Accommodation
In the event your accommodation becomes unavailable (i.e. residence sold, removal from rental program, acts of nature, mechanical failures or other reasons beyond our control) we will make every effort to substitute a comparable residence. If a comparable home is not available, you will have the option of selecting from other available accommodations at the published rate.
Your stay at WaterColor includes canoe and kayak use. Complimentary bikes are based on number of bedrooms with 1 bike per bedroom per stay (2 bikes for one and two-bedroom homes). As a resort guest, you also have access to Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth, and Origins Golf Clubs. Additional bicycles, bicycle trailers, beach chairs and umbrellas and additional housekeeping services are available at an additional cost.
Check in begins at 4 p.m. (CST) at the WaterColor Inn front desk located off County Highway 30A on Goldenrod Circle.
Due to our high demand for rental accommodations and attention to detail, please make your plans accordingly.
To ensure all guests have a great experience, check out is by 10 a.m. (CST) at the WaterColor Inn front desk located off County Highway 30A on Goldenrod Circle.
A late departure is subject to the following additional fee:
10:15 am - 11:15 am $100
11:15 am - 112:15 pm $200
112:15 pm - 1:15 pm $300
After 1:15 pm $400 or 1 night's room & tax, whichever is highest
WaterColor is a growing community with construction beginning at 7am until 5pm Monday through Saturday. We will make every effort to notify you of any nearby construction at the time of booking but please keep in mind that we are unsure of construction start dates and completion dates.
For stays of seven nights or longer you will receive a mid-stay linen exchange. This service includes a change of bed linens, towels, replacement of amenities, removal of trash, and loading of dishwasher. For stays less than seven nights, please contact Housekeeping directly to arrange for services for a fee at 850.231.7163.
Pets are prohibited in all WaterColor homes and residences. We are happy to recommend area kennels should you require this assistance.
Due to limited parking availability, campers, trailers, boats and motor homes are prohibited. Please plan on bringing no more than two vehicles during your stay.
Maximum occupancy in all residences is based on the number of bedrooms and the existing bedding offered. Rollaway beds are not available. Please confirm each home's occupancy with your reservationist.
Smoking is prohibited in all WaterColor homes and residences.
A refund of any unused portion of your stay will be issued in the event of a mandatory evacuation of South Walton County. There are no refunds due to inclement weather or voluntary evacuations.
You will be held responsible and charged accordingly for any damage, repairs or neglect of the home you are renting. This includes but is not limited to smoking, pet occupancy and theft.
Lost and Found
Although we cannot be held responsible for items left behind, we do make every effort to locate and return forgotten items to you. If notified, found items will be sent by charging shipping fees to a major credit card.
For reservations, call 888-775-2545.