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The Home

Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House
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  • Master Bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Full Bathroom
  • 500 FT2
  • 1 Parking Space
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The smaller the size, the bigger the memories.Nestled in between the award-winning Watercolor Inn and the tallest viewing tower in the area, lies a special cottage that will wow you with luxury and blow your expectations away. This Watercolor Carriage House is a gloriously sprawling couple’s retreat, with more than 500 feet of living space for the most intimate Florida experience possible.

Once considered merely a guest house, we think it’s just too good to be considered just an afterthought to its former parent rental. You’ll see why because the same stunning attention to detail is applied here as in the main house, featuring gorgeous custom cabinetry, exquisite granite countertops, heart pine floors, and top-of-the-line appliances throughout the space. There’s plenty of lounging and eating areas too, and the king size bedroom and ¾ bath is just perfect for winding down at the end of the day with your special someone.

And what days you will have! Watercolor features activities for virtually every personality imaginable. Are you and yours the outdoor type? You’re just steps from multiple parks, lush flower gardens, miles of hiking and biking trails, and a boathouse overlooking Western Lake with canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Maybe you just want a lazy day at the beach. Well, you’re just steps from the white sands and turquoise Gulf. Looking for a day or night on the town? Then head down to Watercolor center, with great shopping, delicious restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

Luxurious living for cozy couples. It’s the Watercolor Carriage House. So good it deserved to stand alone.


Vacation homes allow families to stay...together. At InvitedHome, we think that's pretty important, so we do everything in our power to make your vacation totally epic. Not only do we choose the best homes in the best destinations, but we make the experience effortless so you can really enjoy yourself. Let us connect you with the best options in town for babysitting, equipment rental, transportation, catering, day trips, shopping, dining, and even stocking your fridge with groceries! We’ll do everything in our power to make sure you have the Best. Vacation. Ever.

The Layout

Main Level - Second Floor of Building

Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Main Level - Second Floor of Building Living Room Emerald Coast | Invitedhome

Living Room

Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Main Level - Second Floor of Building Kitchen Emerald Coast | Invitedhome


Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Main Level - Second Floor of Building Dining Area Emerald Coast | Invitedhome

Dining Area

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Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Main Level - Second Floor of Building Master En Suite Emerald Coast | Invitedhome

Master En Suite

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Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Main Level - Second Floor of Building Master Bedroom Emerald Coast | Invitedhome

Master Bedroom

Outdoor Areas

Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Outdoor Areas Entry Landing Emerald Coast | Invitedhome

Entry Landing


Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Parking Garage Emerald Coast | Invitedhome


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Short Walk Away

Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Short Walk Away Park  Emerald Coast | Invitedhome


Watercolor Family Retreat Carriage House Short Walk Away Beach Access Emerald Coast | Invitedhome

Beach Access

The Neighborhood

Emerald Coast Florida

The InvitedHome Difference

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    We’ve designed our online booking to be as simple as booking a hotel room—except you get an entire, amazing home. Need help finding the perfect place? Just call. We’re here if you need us.

  • 24/7 Service

    Inspired. Dedicated. And committed to providing you with the Best. Vacation. Ever. It’s part of our peace of mind promise. So just like a hotel’s front desk, we offer 24/7 guest services throughout the course of your stay. We’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. So should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns during your vacation, rest assured we’ll have an answer or solution right away.

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    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You
Emerald Coast

InvitedHome provides cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go.

Vacation Consultant
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General Manager
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Guest Reviews

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Happy New Year!

We enjoyed your beautiful home this week! The location is perfect for biking, walking, shopping and access to the beach. I was a rainy, chilly week but it didn’t matter with such a beautiful home to relax in. Happy New Year!

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Wow, what a wonderful place to relax!

Hubby & I came for a few days to unwind & recharge & we truly did! This place is perfect! We loved it! Just as describe, can’t wait to return. Thank you for letting us use it. Dan & Rosi, Atlanta, GA

Dan & Rosi
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We had an awesome stay here!

Great location and comfy bed! Can't wait to come back again in the summer and take advantage of the beach.

The Bowmans
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We had a wonderful stay here over Thanksgiving holiday!

It is such a fantastic little cottage for two. Such an excellent location - close to town and such a short walk to the beach. We absolutely LOVED it and hope to be back in the future. Great time!

The Chinnerys

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Community Pool
  • Maintenance On Call
  • Garage Space
  • Parking On Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Concierge Services
  • Full Kitchen
  • Commercial Grade Appliances
  • Children Allowed
  • Steam Shower

What You Should Know

What We love

  • The Carriage House is located over the garage with a breezeway between this and the main home makes this a secluded romantic getaway
  • There are several romantic restaurants within walking distance
  • The large couch is perfect for your afternoon nap

What to know

  • Bring your roller suitcase for the walk from your private garage. Parking in the dedicated garage spot is tight, so please be cautious when backing in.
  • This home only has pocket doors between the bedroom & living area due to these doors we are not able to put a tv in the living area.
  • There is not a washer/dryer in this home but luckily you have an entire week without worrying about doing laundry.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 10:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 25 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • Pets are not allowed at this property under any circumstances
  • The maximum occupancy is 2 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 1
  • A credit card preauthorization of $500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
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Still Have Questions?

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