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Captain's Cottage

Santa Rosa Beach
Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3.5 | Sleeps: 6
Beautiful balcony viewsWelcome to Captain's CottageBeach Access at Watersound WestThis is the place to beBeach Walkover at Watersound West

Captain’s Cottage is a stunning two-story cottage in WaterSound West. Designed by the renowned Dungan and Nequette Architects, this beauty is a special treat. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home boasts 2,115 s.f. of living space with white oak floors, extensive millwork, and incredible baths. This home was designed for your comfort and enjoyment with a large kitchen, covered and screened balcony, 2 living areas, open style floor plan, granite countertops, stainless Viking kitchen appliances, flat screen TVs, and spacious bedrooms! With a king bed in the master, king bed in the 2nd bedroom and twin bunks in the 3rd bedroom, this home can sleep 6 guests comfortably. You will love riding one of the four bikes to all the amenities of Watersound, varying from winding trails and boardwalks, to the zero entry pool with cabanas, grill area and fireplace.  Make lasting vacation memories at Captains Cottage!

*This property is not available to adults Under the age of 25. No Exceptions.* 

*LOW Monthly Winter Rates -Not Available to Guests under age 25* Snowbird Season for this property is the month of February only at a premium. The monthly rate is $3300 per month + taxes/fees. Monthly Rentals can be booked online and are subject to an additional $150 cleaning fee. *Rates are Valid for the current Snowbird season only. Next year’s rates are subject to change.*

Families will love the amazing amenities at WaterSound West! This 256-acre, gated community is ideally located directly on the Gulf of Mexico between Seaside and Rosemary Beach. The seasonally heated zero-entry neighborhood pool features cabanas, outdoor grills and a fireplace! Go exploring on boardwalks and nature trails that wind through the community, over the large pond, and directly to the Beach. With Horseshoe Park and Deer Lake State Park nearby, a 9 hole putt-putt course, bike and kayak rentals available, WaterSound West is sure be the perfect peaceful beach vacation! 

** Bicycles ARE allowed in the WaterSound West community on the streets. Due to safety and legal concerns, the WaterSound West HOA will no longer allow bicycles on the West Beach boardwalks. However, they are still permitted on the beach walkover, with the following provisions. (1) Bicycles must be walked from where the pavement ends at the clubhouse to the entrance of the beach walkover, where the railing begins; and (2) Bicycles must be ridden at the lowest possible speed while on the beach walkover. **


Greenway station is 30A's newest destination for gathering, shopping, and dining in Seagrove Beach. Greenway Station features known retailers Wild Olives Tapas and Wine Bar, Pecan Jack's Ice Cream, Coast Hippie and YOLO Board + Bike, plus introduces Local Cantina Mexican Restaurant, Souper Jenny Coffee Roasters, Canopy Road Café, and more.

“The Big Chill” is the community center for Prominence and is a quick 10 minute bike ride your home or 1.6 mile drive.  The Big Chill offers something for folks of all ages and tastes, from tacos and tequila, to wings, burgers and shakes, a stop here is quick, tasty and convenient, and comes with a side of entertainment at the outdoor amphitheater. It's a great place to catch a concert, sporting event, or a movie on the lawn. 

Seaside is a short drive away and is most widely known for being featured in the Truman Show with Jim Carrey. Its incredible architecture has helped to make it famous but also its faithful replication of the kind of seaside town that used to be common up and down the coast. Seaside has its own Farmer's Market, post office, Repertory Theater and neighborhood school. It boasts unique shopping, fantastic cuisine and the incredible architecture that makes Seaside famous. There are activities for everyone: kayak rentals, bike rentals, paragliding, fishing, golfing, hiking, swimming, tennis -- you'll find it all right here.

The snorkelers in your group will love the new artificial reef called Sea Turtle Reef, deployed in 2017. Located just 783 feet out from the Grayton Beach State Park access, it is becoming a haven for sea life. Each of the 4 snorkeling reefs comprises 40 acres of permitted sea bottom. The Sea Turtle Reef is at a depth of 12-19 feet. We strongly recommend that snorkelers use a kayak, paddleboard, or other flotation device when visiting the snorkel reefs. Sea conditions can and do change quickly and often. Enjoy!

Top Reasons to Book
  1. Stunning home designed by Dungan and Nequette
  2. Beach Access over the Boardwalk-approx 1230 yards
  3. 4 Complimentary Bicycles
  4. Gated community with parks, winding trails & boardwalks
  5. Snorkel the Sea Turtle Reef-more info under Area Attractions below
  6. Zero-entry pool w/ cabanas, outdoor grill area & fireplace
  7. Pool heated March 1 to summer, and over Thanksgiving and Christmas
  8. Nearby Greenway Station - NEW Summer 2023!
  9. Café 30A, Old Florida Fish House, and The Big Chill nearby
  10. Only 3.5 miles to Seaside & 5 miles to Rosemary Beach
  11. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service
Room Arrangements
Master Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 King Bed
2nd Master Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 King Bed
Bunk Bedroom Sleeps: 2
1 Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed
2 Master Bathrooms
Guest Bathroom
Half Bathroom
Inside Amenities
Air ConditioningCentral Air ConditioningCentral HeatingHangersHot WaterLaptop Friendly Work SpaceNice FurnishingsServing Bar off KitchenShampooSmoke DetectorWasherDryerBathtubIron and Ironing BoardLinens ProvidedTowels ProvidedClothes WasherClothes DryerCombination Tub and ShowerFull KitchenLiving RoomShower
Kitchen Equipment
Coffee MakerDishwasherRefrigeratorMicrowaveOvenStoveToasterGourmet KitchenCookware and Cooking Utensils
Other Amenities
Fire Extinguisher
Internet ConnectionWiFi
Cable or SatelliteTvMultiple TvsDVD Player
Included Items and Services
Outside Amenities
GrillPatio FurnitureDeck or BalconyPatioPrivate EntrancePrivate Parking
Pool and Spa
Community PoolPoolHeated Pool
No Pets AllowedNo Smoking
Child FriendlyFamily Friendly
View and Location
Walk to Beach
Night LifeBeachcombingBoatingChurchesCinema or TheaterCyclingDeep Sea FishingHealth and Beauty SpaJet SkiingKayakingRestaurantsScuba Diving or SnorkelingShellingShoppingWater Sports
Accepts Snowbird

19 Reviews


Stayed April 2023

"Very nice stay with our two young children. Perfect for a quiet, peaceful 30A vacation. Loved the green space behind the house and screened porch where my kids could play."

Stayed March 2023

"Perfect Cottage for 6 - My husband and I stayed here with our teen daughter and her three friends and it was the perfect layout for us! Master on the main floor with the other 2 bedrooms up with plenty of space for the girls. The neighborhood is great and the bikes are a must! It’s a well equipped property with plenty of dishes and cookware. I would recommend the management company to provide more trash liners than the existing one in the kitchen - we needed to change the trash bag mid-week and didn’t realize there were none below the sink. Minor issue!! We really enjoyed our time in the area!"

Stayed September 2022

"Captain’s Cottage is simply divine. The house is nicely appointed. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch. We will definitely book again!"

Stayed May 2022

"Beautiful home and great location. Very clean, warm and comfortable. The community pool was very nice and the beach was a short walk away!"

Stayed April 2022

"The house was lovely and we loved the location and how quit and secluded it was from the rest of town!
The house had enough space and loved all of the balconies. The walk to the beach is a bit far, but a beautiful view and it’s not very crowded. Would definitely stay here again!"

Stayed April 2022

"We absolutely loved our stay and definitely will be back again next year! This home was gorgeous, and the neighborhood was next level. Between the pool, the private beach, and the trails, there was always something to do. The walk to the beach was breathtaking and being able to come home and cook in that beautiful kitchen was a huge plus! We throughly enjoyed coffee in the morning on the porch swing and our son loved hanging out and reading on the bunk beds in the kids room. Be sure to check out the Old Florida Fish House down the street, we had a blast there as well!"

Stayed November 2021

"Family beach Thanksgiving - We stayed as a single family with two small children for the week of Thanksgiving. The kids enjoyed the kids bunk room and the large tub in the kid bathroom. They also enjoyed daily porch swings on the bed swing, on the screened porch. The kitchen is well equipped and the oven cooked a perfect Turkey. We enjoyed our neighborhood walks and the convince of having private beach access. We love this neighborhood and have stayed in the past and will continue coming and spending time with family here, highly recommend!"

Stayed October 2021

"We love this neighborhood. We’ve stayed here several times. It’s a short walk (maybe .25 from the pool area) to a private beach. The neighborhood is next to a nature reserve so the beach is much less crowded than other areas. The home was great! It was well stocked with almost kitchen appliance and tool, which is much appreciated when traveling with kids!"

Stayed July 2021

"Great property - Great property and enjoyable stay"

Stayed April 2021

"We absolutely loved our stay at Captain's Cottage! The location in WaterSound West was quiet & very family oriented and was great for us as it’s right between Grayton Beach and Panama City Beach but without feeling the hustle & bustle of the other tourists. This was our first time visiting the 30-A area but we had such a great stay here we will definitely be coming back soon!

The house itself is very large with and spacious with comfy couches, cozy beds, beautiful beachy decor & feels like a home. We were able to connect to the Roku smartTV in the living room and use our favorite apps for our little ones favorite morning shows. We also took full advantage of the large screened porch which was perfect for our 2 & 3 year old, they particularly loved the swing. We spent tons of time during our week long stay at the beach and two days at the WaterSound West pool. The beach access & boardwalk are beautiful & there was tons of public space to sprawl out on the beach. I also highly recommend visiting Inlet Beach public access while you’re staying, we loved it for our littles as the waves were much smaller & more kid friendly and there were lots of other kiddos there for them to play with. We also loved riding around the area on the four bikes provided by Captain’s Cottage and even ventured up to Seaside Beach & Seaside Central Square on them. We did have a bit of a problem checking in with our door access code but RealJoy responded super quickly to my message and fixed the problem within about 10 minutes & it was smooth sailing from there. Overall, we would highly recommend staying at Captain’s Cottage in WaterSound West and look forward to staying here again in the very near future."

Stayed April 2021

"WOW! THIS HOUSE WAS PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY VACATION!!! - I cannot say enough good things about this property! The description on VRBO was spot on and there were no surprises during our stay. The neighborhood is gated and super quiet, which is exactly what we were looking for. Yet it's close enough to anything that you would need. Having 4 bikes included with the property is a very nice touch, and we preferred them over a golf cart. The state-of-the-art kitchen was unbelievable and had everything you could possibly need. The outdoor gas grill was also much nicer than what I was expecting. Having 2 king beds in a 3-bedroom property is also a rare find based on my search in this area. The management company was responsive, pleasant, and helpful. This place is 10 out of 10! I would highly recommend it and plan to go back next year!! Oh, and the swing in the sunroom was the icing on the cake!!!"

Stayed March 2021

"Beautiful house. This is a very family friendly home in a quiet community. Great setup for us with 4 kiddos. The pool was great... and the beach was amazing."

Stayed October 2020

"Beautiful Home - We loved our stay in this beautiful home! Thank you!"

Stayed September 2020

"Great vacatIon rental - What a slice of paradise! Super clean, easy 15 minute walk to the beach and great design in this well-appointed beach house. Highly recommend for your beach vacation."

Stayed March 2020

"Great house, great location, great beach access. Love the floorplan, master is downstairs and 2 bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs. Great property managers too !!"

Stayed October 2019

"Beautiful home in Watersound! - We went down to Watersound for my birthday weekend with another couple and had a wonderful time at this house! It is absolutely beautiful and perfect for a beach retreat. Check-in was easy, and even though the hot water nozzle had somehow popped off, the property manager was there at 9am the next day to put it back on for us. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking pans/utensils, and it's all Viking appliances! There are also two beach chairs to take to the beach, which we loved. It was a great little escape for us. Thank you so much for opening your house to us!"

Stayed May 2019

"Perfect - Perfect for our family. Clean, comfortable, and great location"

Stayed May 2019

"Wonderful Family Trip - We had a great stay at this house. It has plenty of space and the location/neighborhood is fantastic. Can't wait to come back!"

Stayed April 2019

"A wonderful place to stay and enjoy your time with family and friends. This home Is fabulous. Enjoy spending time with my grandson on the enclosed porch."
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