The Gold Standard #44


6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 14 Sleeps 5510 sq. ft. Pets OK

Nestled across the Western Lake Bridge on the premium area of Watercolor known as Blackwater Street, this incredible lakefront Watercolor retreat distinguishes itself from all other homes the moment you arrive. This is The Gold Standard in Watercolor!

Bright, white spaces highlighted by shiplap and wood beamed ceilings contrast with fashionable wallpaper accents, custom tile work, and stunning designer lighting to create a truly sophisticated ambiance throughout. With over 5,500 sq ft, five deluxe king suites and a bunk room, 5 spa baths, 2 powder rooms, and private elevator, this expansive residence provides an elegant and relaxing space for family and friends to enjoy all that makes the Watercolor community so special.

The outdoor spaces leave nothing left to desire with a beautiful screened-in porch that opens to a deck and private dip pool, all overlooking the beauty of Western Lake. The first of two lake-facing king suites is also located on the 1st level featuring a stunning ensuite spa bath with oversized shower, separate soaking tub, dual vanities, and custom closets. Each suite is decorated with a distinct design and exceptional amenities – everyone feels special when they stay at The Gold Standard.

A living room with Smart TV is available on every floor! The top floor provides the ultimate space for fun with a large family room, wet bar, and a sun deck overlooking the lake. Just steps from the pedestrian bridge to the Watercolor Town Center and the Sand Hill community swimming pool, the location of this home provides privacy yet convenience to all the resort amenities.

The Gold Standard Features
- Rare Lakefront location with sunset views over Western Lake
- Desired location on Blackwater Street. The best of the best homes are located on this street.
- Pet Friendly for up to 1 dog, 45 pounds or less, and non-shedding. Pets not allowed in the pool. Approval from Exclusive 30A with a verified picture of the dog and payment of a non-refundable pet fee is required prior to your arrival. Unauthorized pets will result in fines and possible eviction.
- 4-minute bike or golf cart ride to Camp Watercolor, with multiple pools, waterslides, cantina, and lazy river
- 1-minute bike ride to the Sandhill Park and Pool (affectionately known as the Frog Pool)
- 3-minute bike ride or 10-minute walk to the Watercolor Beach Club when you take the Western Lake pedestrian bridge (10 min drive via golf cart)
- 1-minute bike ride or 5-minute walk to the Watercolor Boathouse. Paddleboard and Kayak rentals available here, as well as direct access to Western Lake
- Private dip pool which can be heated for an additional fee October through April
- 1st Floor living room with a Smart TV and fireplace
- Dining area with seating for 7 and breakfast bar seating for 4
- Outdoor dining table with seating for 6 on the nearby screened-in porch
- Complimentary 6-Seater Golf Cart- Use within Watercolor only. Must sign a waiver for access to the cart.
- Complimentary 5 Taxi Bikes, serviced regularly to keep them in top shape
- Private elevator travels to all floors. Adult use only please.
- High-end everything!
- Gourmet kitchen with professional appliances from Thermador
- Drip and K Cup coffee makers
- Pantry with wet bar, beverage refrigerator and a nugget ice machine
- 1st and 2nd Floor Laundry Rooms with HE washers and dryers
- 2nd Floor Office - can be closed off for privacy
- 2nd Floor living room with a Smart TV, Queen Sleeper Sofa, and wet bat with beverage fridge and microwave. Entrances available inside the home as well as a private entrance from the stairs next to the garage.
- 3rd Floor Entertainment Lounge with Smart TV, Foosball, wet bar, and furnished open air balcony with lake views
- Driveway parking for 3 vehicles. RV, trailer, and street parking not permitted per the HOA
- Access to Watercolor Beach Club, Camp Watercolor, and community pools for 14 guests aged 5 and up included with your stay
- Community pools heated in cooler months (subject to change by the HOA). Towel services available at the Beach Club and Camp Watercolor (subject to availability by the HOA)
- Concierge services available, including grocery delivery, private chef, eBike rentals, boat charters, catered beach bonfires, and more
- At least one mid-stay clean is required for any reservation 10 days or longer and this cost is included in your reservation. Extra cleans can be scheduled for an additional fee

5 Deluxe King Suites plus a Bunk Room, 5 Full Baths and 2 Powder Rooms, Sleeps 14
- 1st Floor King Suite 1: Lake Views, TV, walk-in closet, bath with an enormous walk-in shower with dual shower heads, tub, and double vanity sinks
- 2nd Floor King Suite 2: Lake Views, TV, private furnished balcony with a lake view, en suite bath with tub and walk-in shower
- 2nd Floor Bunk Room: twin bunk, twin trundle, and twin daybed (sleeps up to 4) - accessed through King Suite 2, shared bath with soaking tub and walk-in shower
-2nd Floor King Suite 3: TV room with queen sleeper sofa, wet bar, en suite bath with walk-in shower, access to this suite is also available from the exterior staircase
- 2nd Floor King Suite 4: TV, bath with walk-in shower
- 2nd Floor King Suite 5: TV, bath with walk-in shower
- Bonus: Queen Sleeper Sofa in 2nd Floor living room


2nd Floor Bunk Room

4 Twin

1st Floor King Suite 1

1 King

2nd Floor King Suite 2

1 King

2nd Floor King Suite 3

1 King

2nd Floor King Suite 4

1 King

2nd Floor King Suite 5

1 King

2nd Floor Queen Sleeper Sofa

1 Sofa Bed



  • Other: Concierge
  • Other: Car Available


  • Water Parks
  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Museums


  • Not Necessary


  • Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Private Entrance
  • Washer
  • Wifi Fiber Optic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Essentials
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Shampoo
  • Wifi
  • Cable
  • Garage
  • Fireplace
  • Desk
  • Office
  • Desk
  • Kitchenette
  • Keurig
  • Outdoor Shower


  • Free Parking
  • Community Pool
  • Waterpark Lazy River


  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Area
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining table
  • Blender


  • Pool Hoist
  • Path to Entrance Lit at Night
  • Elevator
  • Handheld Shower Head


  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating


  • Resort Amenities
  • Near Ocean
  • Lake Front
  • Lake View
  • Water View


  • Bicycle
  • Boat Ramp
  • Playground
  • BBQ Area
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Balcony
  • Deck Patio
  • Grill
  • Fenced Pool
  • Fenced Yard
  • Golf Cart


  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Cycling
  • DeepSea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Para-sailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Golf

Home Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital


  • Television
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Smart TV


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bathtub


  • Pet Friendly
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May 8, 2023 - Website

Great house!

by brenda olson
Great house, nice and clean and well kept. It was a great location to the Beach Club just across the bridge. Kids loved the ice machine, foosball table and the elevator.Has 5 bikes and a golf cart that we used. Lots of space for a large group with many get away places in the house. Highly recommend!
Thanks, Brenda!
January 9, 2023 - Website

Beautiful Home!

by April Ayers
Our overall stay at The Gold Standard was amazing! The property was top notch and location unbeatable. It felt like staying at a high end resort and overall the home had everything we needed.
A few suggestions/disappointments were that for this price of a rental, some of the "little things" were cheap such as quality of toilet paper (probably the thinnest we have ever used) and 2 rolls per bath, no extra trashliners for the kitchen, 2 Finish dishwasher tabs, minimal kitchen towels, things like this. It was probably one of the lowest stocked homes we have stayed in when it came to these things and for this price and size of rental, we didn't feel it should have been on us to purchase a full package of dishwasher detergent, trash liners, toilet paper and so on to just have to throw out at the end of our stay.
Other than this though, the management team was prompt with a few questions/issues we had with the fireplace and pool and our overall stay was great!
Thank you April! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We do provide information about the starter pack of supplies that are included in the rental agreemnet as well as in email and text reminders.
November 15, 2022 - Website

127 Blackwater 2022

by Gordon Swanson
Home was in excellent condition. Bicycles and cart was a deal maker.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks so much for the review, Gordon!
November 9, 2022 - Website

Amazing Vacation Home!

by Kelly Monical
Beautiful, excellent location, better than the pics!
Thanks, Kelly!
October 31, 2022 - Website

Nice Stay

by Randy Whaley
Very Nice House and even better location. Large with multiple (very large) bedrooms. Main living area a little small and cut up, but other than that --one of the best houses in Watercolor. Pool light timer stayed on all nite, sending multi-color light show into the master bedroom windows. Reported it, but was never fixed whole staying at the house for a week.
Thank you, Randy! We are currently working with the pool company to have the lights stay on a timer that won't shine through the windows! We're glad you enjoyed the home and we would love to have you back ??
July 19, 2022 - Website

Watercolor Gold Standard

by Debra Kaufman
Our home was very well appointed and beautiful both inside and out. I'm not certain it's a 'Gold Standard' but it's a very nice home. The bunk room is part of one of the master rooms - the photos made us think it was separate not attached so only works if you're okay to share a room w/ kids in bunk room. The downstairs Master and bath were lovely w/ lot's of space. The pool is really a dipping pool. I'd suggest w/ the price of these types of homes they come w/ extra paper towels and extra dish soap, and trash bag liners. Too much money to have to go out and purchase that for a 22k home. Also would appreciate being able to get housekeeping mid-week during a 7 week stay. We inquired but were told it was not possible.
Hey, Debra thank you for the review! We're always looking for better ways to improve the stay for the next guest. It is true that what we supply is a starter pack to get you through the first day or two of your stay, and we are always happy to arrange a mid-stay clean for any reservations longer than a week if you are ever interested in that again! We would love to have you again!
May 3, 2022 - Website

Very pleased with our stay

by James Parrish
My family and I had a great stay at The Gold Standard. The home has lots of space. It's updated and upgraded at every turn. The mattress in our room was as comfortable as any five-star hotel I've ever stayed in. It might even be more comfortable than my mattress at home. Housekeeping and maintenance staff should be commended. It's a lot to take care of and they did a great job. We had an issue with one of the bicycles but the management company sent someone out to fix it right away. Everything was as described and pictured. We were very pleased with the home and service. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the five star review! We hope to have you back!
April 28, 2022 - Website

Best Vacation Rental We've Ever Stayed In

by Taylor Timmerman
We've stayed in quite a few 30a rentals over the years and there's always something to criticize. This one was practically perfect. Everyone loved their room and having their own bathroom. With 9 people, there was plenty of space. We made use of the golf cart and 5 bicycles that were included with our reservation. We paid to heat the pool so we could use it when it got cold at night. I highly recommend doing so if you visit in April.
Hey Taylor, thanks for the review! We're so glad everyone enjoyed their stay!
April 27, 2022 - Website

There's no place like The Gold Standard on 30a

by Maggie Terry
We just returned from a week on 30a where we stayed in this vacation rental. It is exquisite from top to bottom, like a clean, bright canvas with colorful, artistic touches. Every room is unique and beautiful. It backs up to the lake with a soothing view that you can only get in Watercolor. The dip pool is a nice feature, although we did not get a chance to use it. As far as the basics, the kitchen had all the essentials, the home was clean, and the management company communicated well before and during our stay.
Thanks for the review, Maggie! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! ??
April 27, 2022 - Website

The Best Vacation Stay Ever!!!

by Emma Matthews
This is the best stay that I have at at 30A! The house is so beautiful and is located perfectly, we loved walking to dinner at the wine bar and having a pool to relax if we wanted to stay at the house! Will definitely come back for more fun! Recommend to everyone!
Thanks, Emma! We would be glad to have you back sometime!
April 26, 2022 - Website

Awesome Watercolor Home

by Jeffrey Cryzewki
This house was incredible. It was so beautifully furnished and extremely spacious and comfortable. We stayed here for spring break with two other families and didn't feel on top of each other. The house was only a five-minute walk to downtown watercolor but the golf cart was also a nice amenity to have. The house sits on a lake and the sunsets at night are gorgeous. I highly recommend this house, it's unlike any other.

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and that we are able to provide a rental home to accommodate your needs. Thank you for taking the time to send a review, we hope to see you again soon!
April 21, 2022 - Website

The Gold Standard

by Heather Moss
What an amazing home! The pool, the view, the house, everything was absolutely gorgeous!!
We couldn't agree with you more! See you again soon!
April 20, 2022 - Website

Beautiful Home

by paula miltenberger
The home was absolutely beautiful but comfortable at the same time. The location was excellent near pool and with gold cart could be at the beach in just a few minutes
Thanks, Paula, we're glad you enjoyed your time here!
April 18, 2022 - Website

First Time Renter

by Samantha Cox
We always stay in the lake district but this was our first time staying in this home. It was magnificent. The rooms were stylish, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is amazing. It is right next to the bridge so we could walk and bike everywhere very easily. We've already booked it again for our summer trip.
We're so excited to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and love to hear reviews like this! Thanks so much, and we will see you again soon!
April 18, 2022 - Website

Great Rental for Multiple Families

by Jim Harrison
We chose this rental because it was large enough for multiple families. Everyone needed their own suite, and my mother recently had surgery so the elevator was a plus. This home exceeded our expectations.
Thanks for the awesome review, Jim!
April 18, 2022 - Website


by Carol Ravel
We booked this home for spring break and everything about it was perfect. We absolutely loved the location. The lake views were so beautiful. We loved winding down every night on the back porch. We had a few questions about the property before we arrived and guest services was quick to respond.
We appreciate your stay, Carol, thanks for the review!
April 15, 2022 - Website

An amazing home

by Maryanne Lucas
Our vacation here was five stars all the way. The rental is very big and very beautiful. It was well maintained and clean. We had no issues during our stay. We will definitely consider renting again in the future.
Thanks, Maryanne! We look forward to having you again!
April 15, 2022 - Website

The Gold Standard

by Frank Taylor
What a great name for a vacation home. The home is spacious and comfortable. We loved the modern and stylish interior design. While we were here, we enjoyed the Beach Club, Boathouse and YOLO boarding on Western Lake. It was everything we needed and more.
So glad everyone enjoyed their time! Thank you for the review, Frank!
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