Although this David Rockwell stunner sits on 499 acres of beachfront, there are only 60 rooms, giving it less of a big-time beach resort feel and more of a modern, minimalistic vibe. The spacious guest rooms are done up in seaside-chic ocean blues and natural woods; all in all, you'll feel like you're staying in a comfortable private beach house. All rooms offer sensational views of the beach, with Adirondack chairs on the balconies. The six ground-floor rooms have direct access to the sand and include outdoor showers. The three suites in the center tower provide magnificent 180-degree views of the beach and Gulf. Vacationers also have the option to rent a vacation home in the upscale WaterColor community. WaterColor Inn and St. Joe Vacation Rental guests have access to an impressive list of amenities, such as golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. There's a lakefront BoatHouse with canoes, kayaks, and fishing equipment just a few steps away, or a Gulf-front beach club with bar, grill, pool, and beach services. Camp WaterColor offers supervised kids' activities to keep the little ones occupied. St. Joe's WaterSound Beach community is just four miles away and features one- to five-bedroom private vacation rentals from $200 to $700 per night. WaterColor Inn's restaurant, Fish Out of Water, is a must-eat even for those not staying here, thanks to its amazing views and delicious use of local seafood and produce.
Destin and Fort Walton Beach
Destin and Fort Walton Beach› Hotel
3 restaurants, pools (including an adults-only pool), concierge, children's activities, bike rental, watersports equipment rental, spa, golf, Wi-Fi (free)Web site WaterColor Inn
Map34 Goldenrod Circle Destin and Fort Walton Beach
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