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3+BR, bunks, bonus rm, slp 10! beach access , 30A-Beaches-South Walton, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

WaterSound Beach, 30A-Beaches-South Walton Vacation Rental House

Greg and Paul Doerr - Hueseman
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Last Updated: 02/24/2024

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3BR + bunks + bonus room - 3.5 BA - sleeps 10. Beach cottage w/ short walk to pool & beach

Plimsoll Retreat is located on the south side of 30A in the gated community of WaterSound West Beach (between Rosemary Beach and Seaside/Watercolor), Plimsoll Retreat offers private beach access along the beautiful meandering boardwalks leading to the stunning white sand and emerald waters of the gulf. Only 5-minute leisurely stroll down the beach boardwalk or and even quicker bike ride! The beach boardwalk is a beautiful 500 yard walk over a small lake that brings you into the dunes and the beach.

Plimsoll Retreat has plenty of room for your family vacation with 2400 sq ft of living space and a sophisticated, coastal décor (Sleeps 10). In this comfortably appointed home, you will find four bedrooms plus hall bunks to sleep 10 comfortably. There are two primary suites with king sized beds, each with its own flat screen TV and en suite bath. A third bedroom with a queen bed, flat screen TV, and en suite bath shared with the hallway. There are built in twin over twin bunks in the hallway. The upstairs bonus room has a queen sleeper sofa with a tempurpedic mattress. The bonus room has barn doors that close providing privacy if being used for sleeping quarters, the room allows flexibility if a fourth bedroom is needed. 

The first level of this beautiful home offers an open floor plan with a spacious living room beautifully centered around a large flat screen TV and complete with plenty of seating for the whole family. The adjacent chef's kitchen features commercial grade appliances, granite countertops and a center island perfect for preparing family meals. The dining room has a comfortable round table with seating for 6 with 3 barstools available at the kitchen island for additional seating. The dry bar next to the kitchen is a great place to mix your happy cocktail. The first of 2 king master suites is located on the first floor and features a large walk-in closet and en suite master bath with double vanity, water closet and spa shower. Also located on the first level is a guest powder room and separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer. The peaceful screened porch just off the living room is perfect for an afternoon nap or curling up with a book.

As you ascend the open staircase to the second level of the home, you will find a media room (den) with a large flat screen television and plenty of space for playing games or watching a movie. There is a queen sleeper soft with 3" memory foam topper in the den for additional sleeping arrangements, and barn doors to close the room off for privacy if being used as a bedroom. The second-floor hallway also provides a set of fun, built-in twin bunks and a hall bath. The second, beautifully decorated king master suite is located upstairs and features a walk-in closet, en suite bath with a double vanity and walk-in shower. Just down the hall there is yet another additional queen bedroom with a connected bath (share with the bunks) featuring a double vanity and shower/ bathtub combo.

Plimsoll Retreat is ideally located less than 1 mile from The Hub (entertaining/shopping/dining venue), 3 miles from Seaside, and 4 miles from Alys and Rosemary Beach. This great location is just off the 30A Bike Path and the convenient to the countless dining, shopping, and entertainment venues along famed 30A.

The community pool is a quick 5-minute stroll away along the many boardwalks or pedestrian paths of Watersound Beach. This is also where the private beach boardwalk is located where you can walk or bike down to the beach. No Customary Use issues here! Complimentary bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach wagon are provided for your convenience.

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Top Reasons to Book:
  • 4 Adult Bikes provide
  • Burley Kids Bike Trailer, Beach Wagon, 4 Beach Chairs, 2 Umbrella
  • Pack 'N Play, Highchair, Baby Gate, Child's Step Stool provide
  • Private, Gated Community with Parks, Winding Trails and Boardwalk
  • Private Beach Access over the Boardwalk (no Customary Use issues here!). Leisurely 5 minute stroll or even quicker bike ride
  • Zero-entry Community Pool w/ Cabanas, Changing Rooms/Restrooms, Outdoor Grill area & Fireplac
  • Pool to be Heated for Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Holiday
  • Ideally Located between Seaside & Rosemary Beac
  • Private Gas Gril
  • Fiberoptic Internet and Complimentary WIFI
** Unfortunately, golf cart rentals are prohibited per HOA rules and access to WaterSound Beach Club is not available.

Sleeping Arrangements (10):

Downstairs Primary: King bed, ensuite master bath with double vanity, water closet and spa shower

Upstairs Primary: Kind bed, en suite bath with double vanity, water closet and spa shower

Guest Bedroom: Queen bed, shared bathroom with double vanity and shower/bath tub combo

Bunk beds: One set of hallway twin over twin bunks, shares bathroom with queen room

Upstairs bonus room (flex 4th bedroom): queen sleeper sofa with 3" memory foam topper. (Topper located in upstairs hallway closet)


Cleaning Fee: $375

Credit card processing: 3%

Florida State: 7%

Tourist Development Tax: 5%

Pricing & House Rules:

To get current rates, please click on "Book Now" which will direct you to our website where you can view the calendar for availability and get a quick price quote. Scroll down to “Rental Inquiry”, select the dates of interest, enter “1 adult”, and this will generate a quick price for you. 

House Rules:
10 is the maximum number of guests, the primary renter must be 25 or older, no events, no pets, and no smoking
Guest are required to sign Plimsoll Retreat rental agreement.
No rental golf carts are allowed into the gates of Watersound West Beach! (HOA rule)

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 9:30 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Bikes Included
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • View (Water)
  • View (Lake)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garage Included


Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
  • 30A Bike 19 Mile Bike Path
  • Big Daddy's Bike Rental
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria
  • Nick's on the Beach
  • The Creamery
  • La Loba's Bakery



Jean D.

Splendid 30A January Vacay    Jan 01, 2022

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We had a fantastic time at Plimsoll Retreat during our 6 day stay. We typically drive, but decided to fly down from St. Louis this time, which was incredibly convenient. We had some friends join us as well. The house literally has everything you need, down to many spices in the cabinet and pie dishes which came in handy for the homemade key lime pie I made. We loved that it did not feel like a sterile rental house. It was very clean and well taken care of, but had everything we needed. We were there in January and had some beautiful warm days to take advantage of the beach and heated pool. The bikes were so handy, we used them almost every day. We packed chairs and a cooler in the burley carrier that attaches to the bikes and rode down the boardwalk to the beach which was so convenient. The neighborhood is so quiet and pretty. we really enjoyed our evening strolls to the beach to watch the sunset. Greg and Paul were great hosts and very responsive. We will be back!


Melissa B.

Primsoll Retreat    Dec 01, 2021

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We had a great time and loved the house! Primsoll Retreat is decorated beautifully and we love Watersound West!


Brenda S.

Wonderful Christmas Vacation    Dec 01, 2021

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We stayed at Plimsoll Retreat with our adult children the week of Christmas. Everything was perfect....well stocked kitchen, comfortable living spaces and bedrooms, lovely porch space. Loved all the beach equipment....towels, chair and bikes. Located in a quiet, private neighborhood in between Rosemary and Seaside. The beach was a short bike ride on the boardwalk. Greg was great to deal with and so helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!


Justin B.

Amazing - Super Clean, and suprising large home    Apr 01, 2021

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Loved every minute in Watersound. Compared to Rosemary, Seaside, you can get a more quiet neighborhood feel. Easy bike ride to the HUB outside the gate and we love being on this end of 30A.

House was perfect for the 6 of us. Most stocked kitchen we have stayed at (pans, supplies we don't even have at home) - so a massive thank you to Sean and Bryon. Sean was texting early asking how stay was going and if can help with anything.

Beautiful home, beautiful community and great owners!


Lindsey S.

Great amenities and location    Mar 01, 2021

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The property had all we needed and everything was thought out for a perfect pool or beach day- the wagon, cooler, boards, noodles were an awesome surprise! The bikes and burley were perfect. We loved exploring with them.


Golf carts are not allowed in our neighborhood. Our guests have always told us this is not a problem. This is a private gated neighborhood with private beach access from pool house. It is 0.25 mi /5 min walk to the pool & beach boardwalk, and 0.25 mi to the beach from there. Most guests pack the bike wagon (provided) with cooler, chairs, etc, and ride bikes to the pool and beach. There is also parking at the pool.
WSWB have private access to the Deer Lake State Park beach at the far west end, >0.5 mi from the public beach access point. The beach area where our access is located is very quiet and less crowded. West of our beach access is considered private. The state park doesn't allow vendors. We have 8 chairs + 4 umbrellas. Most guests ride bikes to the beach using the bike wagon to carry beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. If you prefer to walk from the house or the pool (parking available), we have a cart. 

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