watercolor-hearts-desire-467-east-royal-fern WaterColor "Heart's Desire" 467 East Royal Fern

WaterColor "Heart's Desire" 467 East Royal Fern | Santa Rosa Beach Vacation Rental

14 guests 5 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms


- 5 adult bikes provided

- 6 Seater Golf Cart

- Private Heated Pool & Spa. Pool and sitting spa are heated together. **Pool heating is available for this property from October 1st through May 1st for $25 per day**

- Wrap around porch

- Carriage house with full kitchen

- This property comes with 6 dedicated parking spots. Additional parking can be found throughout the community.

- Complete Clean Linen Participant - ALL linens, including comforters laundered upon every checkout

Guests staying in WaterColor will have access to the newly expanded WaterColor Beach Club. It features a new main pool and lounge area, second pool deck with additional lounge seating, and third pool with zero-entry, as well an enhanced WaterColor Grill, and new sunset bar, Costa Chica. All have scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

DETAILS: Spacious, cool and luxurious, "Heart's Desire" is designed to evoke the quintessential Seaside vacation. Located in WaterColor's Crossing District, this picture-perfect cottage sleeps 14, with two primary bedrooms - one up and one down - with private baths in the main house, and two upstairs double bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bath.

The private carriage house adds a fifth bedroom hideaway with its own kitchen, living room and bath. Professionally decorated and newly constructed, the open floor plan of "Heart's Desire" welcomes you with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen flowing into the dining and living room that leads you to a wraparound porch overlooking the heated pool and spa . At the top of the stairs is a landing with a pull-out sofa and TV, a perfect nook for kids or an afternoon nap.

Enjoy sunbathing by the pool by day and stargazing at night while you soak in the spa. Relax with an early morning cup of coffee on the screened porch while watching the outdoor TV or have a a cool drink on the front porch letting time stand still. A 6-seater golf cart is available for your use at Heart's Desire, convenient and fun for quick trips and easy parking on jaunts to the beach or downtown restaurants. Or just zip over to the nearby Publix for your last minute grocery needs. This elegant and comfortable retreat is the perfect place to bring family and friends and create the Seaside memories of your own heart's desire.



- Primary Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower/ Tub Combo


- Primary Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower and Tub

- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom with Shower/ Tub Combo

- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom with Shower/ Tub Combo

- Landing: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Carriage House:

- Queen Bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa, Private Bathroom with Shower/ Tub Combo

Weddings are not allowed at this home. If this policy is violated, you may be asked to vacate the property and forfeit any rental payments as well as be subject to HOA, community and 360 Blue fines.

Please note: Effective March 15, 2014, golf cart rentals in WaterColor must be made through The Electric Cart Company and will be limited to 60 vehicles throughout the community at any given time. Only one cart may be rented per home and rentals will be granted on a first-come basis.

  • 5 Bedrooms
    4½ Baths
    Area Fitness Center
    Ceiling Fans
    Coffee Maker
    Cooking Utensils
    Dish Washer
    Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
    Nearby Grocery
    Outdoor Shower
    Private Parking
    Shared Pool
    Washer & Dryer
    Wireless Internet
  • Heated Pool
    Private Pool
    Golf Cart(s)
    Air Conditioning
    Private House
    Communal Pool
    Carriage House
    Crossing District
    Sleeps: 14
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Overall Rating:

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October 2021 Stay
krystal millender
Review Date: 10/12/2021
1 5 5

This home was absolutely perfect. Ive been to 30a several times. This visit was for my daughters birthday. We had 4 adults and 4 children and the home was more than enough space for us. The heated pool came in handy at night after the beach club closed. The home was clean and very well maintained. The dishes were spotless and the pots and pans were in great condition. The kids loved the golf cart and it made getting around alot easier. We loved having so many pool options and the designated beach access was perfect as it was right next to the stand where you could rent beach chairs/umbrellas. There was a publix right up the street and we passed several food spots and food trucks on the way to the beach everyday which in the golf cart was a short 7 mins or so away. We really enjoyed this home and its location. the neighborhood was quiet, clean and welcoming. I definitely plan on staying at this home again.

Property Manager Response:
Krystal, We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience during your stay with us in WaterColor. We appreciate and value your feedback and we hope you can visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

August 2021 Stay
Deborah Fritz
Review Date: 08/15/2021
1 4 5

Love watercolor and facilities! we rented the same house for the 2nd year and would do it again next year. However, it needs some attention- 2 pools chairs were broken; the wooden pool deck needs scraping and painting. The rocking chairs are really dirty as are the windows on the porch. We could not get cable to work- the box was not able to sustain lighting up in the main livingroom. All of the slipcovers were dirty and stained when we got there. The grill is OK but could be nicer. Golfcart was excellant; kitchen is very well stocked for cooking. Bathrooms and kitchens were clean. Just some suggestions- see you next year!

Property Manager Response:
Deborah, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in WaterColor. We appreciate your valuable feedback and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

April 2021 Stay
Leslie Pettey
Review Date: 04/20/2021
1 5 5

We had a great time at Hearts Desire! We were here for our daughter’s 20th birthday. The home was very spacious for everyone. The weather was not so good but the home made up for it!

Property Manager Response:
Leslie, What a wonderful photo! Thank you for sharing! We are thrilled that you and your family were able to enjoy a great beach getaway in WaterColor for your daughter's birthday. We agree that having the perfect home can make up for days where the weather is not in our favor. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you can come back again soon.

November 2019 Stay
Ken Tilley
Review Date: 12/02/2019
1 3 5

Nice house in great location, however kind of spoiled by the extremely loud and extremely early construction work at the house next door which was not mentioned when we booked. Awoken by multiple trucks, banging, sawing and very, very loud music coming from the house for the first 3 days. Not cool.

Property Manager Response:
We are so sorry to hear that your stay in WaterColor was anything less than five stars. We absolutely understand how frustrating nearby construction can be. Again, we sincerely apologize that your stay was not of the quality you expected. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue and we hope you visit the area again.

September 2019 Stay
DeAnn Diamond
Review Date: 09/29/2019
1 5 5

Great house! Great location! Enjoyed a week’s stay in this beautiful house. The house is as pictured and described in the listing. The living room is large and perfect for family gathering. Bedrooms are comfortable. There is a bedroom on the first floor, which is nice if someone in the group/family has mobility limitations. Washer and dryer on site. Bikes (5) and golf cart (seats 6 adults) available. Tennis, beach, pools, kayaks, town center and grocery store all an easy bike or golf cart ride away. Loved biking around the neighborhood and to the town center then coming home and cooling off in the pool. I would definitely stay here again.

Property Manager Response:
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in WaterColor! We absolutely agree that this home is in a wonderful location for biking around and there is nothing better than cooling off in the pool after. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue. We hope to see you all again soon!

August 2019 Stay
Melody Schneider
Review Date: 08/11/2019
1 4 5

The house is beautiful; pool was awesome and location perfect. Recommend a thorough cleaning for incoming renters especially as you near the end of a busy season. 360 Blue was great to work with.

Property Manager Response:
We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at 467 East Royal Fern! The home is so beautiful and in the perfect location! We do appreciate your feedback on the home and have scheduled for a deep clean as well! Thank you for staying with 360 Blue and we hope to host you again soon!

July 2019 Stay
Elissa Vogelpohl
Review Date: 08/04/2019
1 5 5

Had a great time! The house was perfect for the 3 families in our group (13 people total). 360 Blue was super easy to work with and very helpful!

Property Manager Response:
Elissa, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in WaterColor. We completely agree that this home is perfect for multiple families. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue. We look forward to hosting you all again soon!

June 2019 Stay
Becky Domyan
Review Date: 06/15/2019
1 5 5

This is our second year In a row that we have stayed in this house. The size is perfect for our party of 6, with plenty of room to spread out. Love the included golf cart and the pool is perfect for the kids. We had to deal with some pool issues, but 360 took care of it promptly. My only suggestion is to double check every detail before your guests arrive. I only get one vacation per year with my family and some want to be wasting valuable family time making phone calls and sending messages about issues. Added bonus - we are from St Louis and got to see our own STL Blues make history by winning the Stanley Cup in this house! TVs were excellent. We loved this house and plan on returning !

Property Manager Response:
What a great family photo! We are delighted that you enjoyed another year in our Watercolor home. We agree that the pool and golf cart makes for a great getaway! We are happy to hear that the minor issues were resolved for you in a timely manner. We hope that you come back next year to continue the memories!

May 2019 Stay
Jonathan Pearce
Review Date: 06/02/2019
1 5 5

We had a great stay. The house was very nice and having a pool was perfect for all the kids. It would be helpful if at least a limited amount of personal items (toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, etc) were provided for guests. Also, the electrical set up for the garage is faulty and would require us to constantly throw the breaker box to get the graham doors to open and shut. Other than those items we had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the property. Two families, 7 total young kids. From Texas.

Property Manager Response:
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback for this wonderful home and community! We hope to see you again very soon, thank you for staying with 360 Blue!

April 2019 Stay
Brandon Drake
Review Date: 04/16/2019
1 5 5

We had a great time staying at Heart's Desire for our wedding "Drakecation". The house was great - we took our wedding preparation photos at the house and loved the interior. The carriage house made it logistically easy with both sides of the bridal party, and we got to stay close to parents that way. We also really enjoyed having access to the golf cart and the bicycles. This made it easy to enjoy the great beach and town locations. Overall, would recommend and consider staying again!

Property Manager Response:
We are so happy to have hosted you all for such a great occasion! We agree that this home is perfect for larger groups and having the golf cart and bikes making getting to and from all of the surroundings so simple! We love the photo you shared with us! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, we hope to host you all again soon!

November 2018 Stay
Linda Varnado
Review Date: 11/23/2018
1 5 5

Our family of 6 absolutely loved our time here! Born & raised in Florida i love the location of this property. The owners & management company keep this home in pristine shape. So many of the necessities that we brought were already here for our use! We had the pool heated during our stay & our granddaughters enjoyed it daily! Used the grill several times & it was perfect. No complaints whatsoever! Hoping to return again very soon!!

Property Manager Response:
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us in Watercolor! We agree that this home is a great option for a fun family getaway and heating the pool is a must during the colder months so that you can enjoy everything the home has to offer! Thank you for choosing 360 Blue, we hope to see you again soon!

October 2018 Stay
Conan Young
Review Date: 10/31/2018
1 5 5

We had a very nice, relaxing stay at this home. It comfortably accommodated our party of 8. Loved the hot tub and pool!

Property Manager Response:
We are so glad that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us in Watercolor! We agree that this home is great for larger groups or families and the pool is such a great bonus to have! We hope to host you all again very soon!

August 2018 Stay
Carmen Huggins
Review Date: 08/26/2018
1 5 5

Absolutely lovely home! Loved the private pool! The location of the house was perfect! Nice little drive with the golf cart! Just a few things we noticed that needed attention. The previous guests left beer cans in the golf cart, and under the table so I don’t know if the cleaners overlooked it or just didn’t do a great job. Also a bunch of our dishes was very dirty. And we could never get the cable to work on the big tv in the living room. But overall it’s a great house and very comfortable! Love it!

Property Manager Response:
We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us in Watercolor! We agree that this home is perfect for a fun-filled vacation and having the private pool makes the getaway that much better! The photo you shared is priceless! We do apologize for the inconveniences felt during your stay and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Dream Vacation Home
Review Date: 06/08/2018
1 5 5
This house was a dream. My family stayed for a full week for my wedding at Watercolor. The house was beautiful and helped create lifetime memories for the whole family! The carriage house was perfect for my sister, her husband and their 8 month old baby to have their own space. The back porch, pool and hot tub were a gathering favorite and the kitchen was a dream come true for my mom hosting brunch the day after the wedding. This house will always hold a special place in my heart and we hope to come back soon!
Manager Response:
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay for such a special occasion. There is no compliment greater than hearing our guests spent time making memories with their families in our homes, truly priceless. We loved having you with us and hope to see you back soon!
March 2018 Stay
Jessica Thomas
Review Date: 03/09/2018
1 5 5

Great house! Loved it all, thank you so much!

Property Manager Response:
Thank you for choosing 360 Blue! We hope to see you back soon!

November 2017 Stay
Carolyn Williams
Review Date: 11/27/2017
1 5 5

After driving 5 hours of our 14 hour trip home, I realized I did not have my Rolex watch. I called the guest services number, explained what I had done and where I thought the watch would be. After a few frantic hours, Ali called to tell me they had found the watch. I asked them to mail it, insured and charge my credit charge with cost. They put it in the mail today, nov. 27 and I should get it on Wed. I really appreciate their concern and attention to this matter and am so grateful for honest housekeepers!!!! Carolyn

Property Manager Response:
We are so happy we were able to get your watch back to you and ease your concerns. We hope you had amazing stay for your fall getaway and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

November 2017 Stay
Amanda Butler
Review Date: 11/14/2017
1 5 5

This was the most incredible house! We stay every year and this was my favorite we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. Loved the decor - we felt like movie stars! The golf cart and heated pool and all the outdoor spaces and comfy interiors plus having all adult room accommodations make this property the perfect adult get away! No one had to sleep in a bunk room! Yay!! Every detail had been thought of!

Property Manager Response:
What a great photo! We are beyond thrilled that you loved this beautiful home as much as we do. We loved having you with us and hope to see you back soon!

July 2017 Stay
Julie Tillman
Review Date: 07/14/2017
1 5 5

We usually spend most of our vacations in the Caribbean, but decided on a last minute trip to Watercolor/Seaside this time. What a gorgeous area! The sand and water definitely rival some of the best Caribbean beaches. The house (467 East Royal Fern) is beautiful and very spacious. The beds are extremely comfortable, the kitchen is spacious, the outdoor area is great (large screened in porch), and we appreciated the privacy in the back of the house (no neighbors behind us). We will definitely be coming back!

Property Manager Response:
This is such a precious photo! It's definitely one to frame and look back on for years to come! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your last minute trip to Watercolor! It really has so much to offer for the whole family! We're glad the home could fit your family's needs, and that you enjoyed it so much! Thank you so much for choosing 360 Blue for your family's beach escape. We look forward to helping you plan your next visit!

July 2017 Stay
Erin Edmonds
Review Date: 07/09/2017
1 5 5

We love Watercolor! This is our second vacation there. We absolutely loved this house and location. The rooms are spacious and the beds were extremely comfy! The pool was great although the pump stopped working and we called to report it. They fixed it but it stopped working again. They sent someone again but it stopped working again. Definitely didn't stop the fun or would it prevent future visits just kinda frustrating to have to keep calling. Also loved the kitchen in this house! Great for large families!

Property Manager Response:
What a precious family photo! It's definitely one to treasure for years to come! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the property and that the pool issue didn't keep you from enjoying your stay! We appreciate you providing your valuable feedback! Thank you for choosing 360 Blue for your family's beach vacation. Be sure to visit us again soon!

May 2017 Stay
Teresa Hatcher
Review Date: 06/04/2017
1 5 5

Thanks to your 360 Blue staff we had a great vacation. Our family of 12, ages 2 to 85 loved the home. It was a great location -- a short golf cart ride to the beach or Publix. The 12 seater golf cart, screened-in porch an pool were a real plus. The children loved the bikes too. I'd highly recommend this house.

Property Manager Response:
What a cute family photo! It looks like you guys got to take advantage of the complementary golf cart! We are so thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed the property and your visit with us so thoroughly! Thank you so much for choosing 360 Blue for your family's beach vacation. Come back and see us again soon!

March 2017 Stay
Susan Charest
Review Date: 03/27/2017
1 5 5

We had a lovely time! 360 blue quickly handled any issue that arose. We love using the bikes and golf cart to get to the beach. My favorite memory is star gazing on the front porch - the location (backing up to pine forest) made it ideal for see many constellations. Having the pool heated came in handy with cool spring nights. Open floor plan allowed us all to be together and carriage house was a perfect place for grandparents. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

Property Manager Response:
Such a beautiful family! We are so thrilled you had such a wonderful stay in WaterColor. Thank you for choosing to stay with 360 Blue and we hope to have you back again soon!

November 2016 Stay
Scott Skornschck
Review Date: 11/28/2016
1 5 5

The house was beautiful. We have been vacationing at Seaside, Watercolor, and Rosemary Beach for the past 20 years. Just like be the Emerald Coast So the house had one major design flaw, which was the steps leading to the driveway. This was the major entrance into the kitchen and the steps were very narrow and deep. Sadly my husband fell. Also we usually receive a gift upon arrival. Usually some type of beach bag filled with goodies. We received nothing and given the price of the rental this is somewhat disappointing. Anyway beautiful property

Property Manager Response:
We are so sorry to hear that your husband fell during your stay. We hope he is feeling better. We are happy to hear that you did enjoy this home and your stay here with us. We certainly want to make sure every home has everything that a guest needs and we are so sorry you were expecting something that was not that. We are discussing your concerns with the property manager to be sure they are addressed. We hope to see you back at the beach soon!

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