Water Color Rentals

WaterColor Cart Rental

WaterColor Retreat

Need an easy way to get from your vacation rental to the beach with all the kids, coolers and beach chairs? Or do you need easy transportation for an event like a wedding? We’ve got just the transportation you need! Choose from our large selection of low speed vehicles, and make your beach vacation or event unforgettable. Contact us for more information about our large selection of “street legal” rental carts!

We Rent and Sell

The Electric Cart Company is the recognized leader at the beach and 30a for electric “street legal” rentals. We have the area’s largest fleet of factory-manufactured, fully-equipped electric low speed vehicles (LSVs) to enhance your vacation transportation experience. You can now safely and legally travel the area’s public roads and neighborhoods that have posted speeds of 35 MPH or less.

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It's easy: We process reservations, deliver your cart and all of our cars are insured; as required by the State of Florida.


Renting in WaterColor

WaterColor Community Association (the “Association”) prohibits the operation of low speed vehicles (LSVs), as described in Florida State Statute 320.01(42) as “any four-wheeled electric vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour…” on the private roads of the WaterColor community, unless registered and operated in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Association as may be amended from time to time.

The Association has approved LSVs owned and rented by the Electric Cart Company to operate on the private roads in WaterColor, provided the Authorized Renter adheres to the following rules:

  1. Any person operating an ECC LSV must be 18 years of age, have in their possession a valid driver’s license, and be listed on the Rental Agreement.
  2. The driver of the vehicle must comply with all State and local traffic laws at all times, and park only in designated vehicle parking spaces within the community.
  3. The bridge across Western Lake, and the pathway systems throughout the community are intended for pedestrian and bicycle traffic only and are not to be used by LSVs.
  4. All persons are required to be seated in an installed seat during the operation of the cart and are not permitted to stand up or be seated upon the body or framework. For example, if you are renting a 6 -person cart, there can be no more than six people on the cart at any one time, regardless of age or size.
  5. Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed by any person during the operation of the vehicle. Operation of the vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants is prohibited and may be subject to prosecution pursuant to Chapter 316.193 of Florida Statutes.
  6. The vehicle must be parked and stored on the authorized renter’s home site in such a manner as to not detract from the appearance of the home site. Parking of the LSV on the home site must be in one of the parking spaces required on the home site.
  7. Speed limits and stop signs must be obeyed, as well as common rules of the road. Speed limits are posted within the community. All vehicles shall respect all traffic control devices. Operators will be subject to fines established by the WaterColor Community Association, as follows:
    a. Illegal Parking $100.00
    b. Running a Stop Sign $ 50.00
    c. Speeding $100.00 d. Unsafe Operation $100.00
    e. Driving without a Valid Drivers License $500.00
    f. Overloaded Vehicle $100.00

Pictures bearing the date and time they were taken which (i) clearly identify the LSV and its registration and (ii) illustrate a violation of this policy shall be sufficient evidence to support the imposition of a fine by Security.

In addition to the fines above, any LSV found with the WaterColor community that is not parked or operated in accordance with these rules may impounded by security or cart privileges within the resort revoked. If cart privileges are revoked for any reason, no refund will be made by ECC for lost rental time.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience with our electric cars. Please visit our dealership for all your electric vehicle needs, and have fun.

Advance Reservations

The Electric Cart Company accepts reservations up to one year in advance. We reserve the right to correct or adjust rates to the published rates for specific vehicles at the time of the reservation, in the event that they have been misquoted due to human and/or computer error. An upfront charge of $100.00 will be processed to your credit card to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance will be processed to the credit card on file one(1) week prior to your arrival.

Rates include golf cart rental, pickup and delivery, state required daily insurance, and sales tax. Your car insurance will not work for a golf cart rental.

Cancellation

You may cancel your reservation up to eight (8) days prior to the scheduled delivery of the LSV a $100.00 administration fee will be charged. You will be charged the full amount of the reservation if you cancel at anytime less than 8 days prior to the scheduled delivery date. No refund of the reservation deposit will be made for any cancellations, regardless of the reason, that are dated less than eight (8) days from the date of the reservation. All cancellations must be in writing, email, fax, or correspondence, and must identify the authorized renter and the reservation number.

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

    Our online reservation system was developed to simplify your rental experience with the Electric Cart Company.

    1. Select the date you wish to pick up the LSV. We deliver to the staging area in WaterColor between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and you must return the cart to the same area no later than 10:00 a.m. on your last day of rental.
    2. Complete all forms with your personal, driver, and credit card information.
    3. In the box titled “Local Cart Delivery Address”, please include the complete street address where you will be staying in WaterColor.
    4. Select the type of LSV you wish to rent. Choices include a 3+3-passenger, 6-passenger deluxe, or 9-passenger Cruzer.
    5. You do not have to complete the “Additional Drivers” section at the time of the reservation. You will be given an opportunity at the time of pick up to add up to two drivers at no additional charge. At the completion of this online session, you will be provided a confirmation and price for your rental online. Call (850) 622-2000 with any questions you may have, or for assistance in completing the reservation process.
    6. In addition to receiving an email confirmation, you will be provided a printed copy of your rental agreement and a list of charges at the time of your vehicle's pickup.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Drivers

The authorized renter must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Any additional drivers must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license.

Rental Period

All vehicles are rented by the day in 24-hour increments, or any portion thereof. There is a minimum rental period of two (2) days.

Method of Payment

When making a reservation, the method of payment is by credit card. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. The $100.00 is due at the time of booking and is processed automatically. This credit card will also guarantee the condition of vehicle until it is checked in at the conclusion of the rental period.

Accepted forms of payment are in U.S. funds only.

Delivery/Pickup of Rental Vehicle

The rented vehicle will be delivered to the dedicated staging area provided by Watercolor, LSV's are available for pickup between 3 p.m. and 6 p. m. , there is a possibility your vehicle may be delivered later than 6 p.m. during peak season or due to inclement weather. For guest's arriving after 6:00 p.m. on the day of delivery please contact our Operations Manager Hanes Black to set up special deliver time and to check out your vehicle. The LSV must be returned to the staging area by 10:00 am on the last day of rental. Your state required insurance cancels at 10:00 a.m.


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*** The bike paths on 30a are for non motorized vehicles only. Walton County Sheriffs Office enforce a hefty fine for violators. Please be safe on your vacation! Know the Florida law on street legal cart usage.