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Gulfside 1705 is a luxurious condo located in one of two condominiums directly on the beach in Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. The resort property is 27 acres in a gated community with 24 hour security in the popular Sandestin area of Destin. Besides 2 beachfront, high-rise condominiums, the resort comprises a freshwater lake, walking paths with reflecting pools and fountains, 3 large pools scattered throughout the property with hot tubs, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages, outdoor gas grills for visitor convenience, a basketball court, horseshoe pit and a top-rated tennis facility with 6 soft courts, 2 fulltime teaching professionals + tennis center to aid scheduling of matches. The design, construction and landscaping enhance the natural beauty of the complex and produce a quiet, secluded and private ambience devoid of shuttle buses, traffic and noise. The safe environs are perfect for children and allow safe exploration, walking and biking.
The condo is reached via coded elevator access to the 17th floor, unlike the lower floors’ open access. Gulfside 1705 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 10 foot ceilings and mirrored walls that expand the sense of spaciousness and enhance a most breathtaking view of the emerald blue waters of the gulf on entry. The living area and master bedroom open onto a balcony revealing a panoramic, east to west view of the sea and white beach for miles. This is the perfect location to witness sunrise with coffee, and sunset with wine, all without the hustle & bustle of the lowest floors. Amenities include a flat screen LCD 46” HDTV, DVD/CD player, radio and free wireless broadband internet access, as well as, phone with messaging. Original art decorates the walls of the condo. A dining area for six with an additional bar with 4 barstools are present for your convenience. The kitchen is complete with ice maker, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, oven and stove. A small utility area with full-sized washer and dryer is attached to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, TV, and DVD/CD player. A full bathroom with tub and shower is attached, as well as, a large closet. The second bedroom contains two full sized beds, a TV with DVD/CD player and front video access for games console attachments. All TVs have cable. An attached second full bathroom w/ tub and shower is present. In the living room a large L-shaped sofa with a king-size pullout bed is available for extra guests. The pullout is unlike any other: firm and very comfortable with extra support. For the enjoyment of guests there is an exercise room onsite with a full assortment of free weights, weight machine, stair stepper, elliptical, stationary bikes and treadmills. Underground parking is also available to protect your car.
*Our rental price includes housekeeping & vendor supplied beach furniture for two (large umbrella and heavy chairs at water's edge). The usual vendor charge is $27/day, but your rental includes this amenity.
The Destin area is famous for its fabulous, fine-grain pure white sand beach, and here at Hidden Dunes the beach is wide and gorgeous. The beach and water are often compared to the beaches and water of the Bahamas for their beauty and color, but with far more to offer and enjoy in a very safe location, clearly nearer than even south Florida, without the high prices, high density and the traffic. Beach staff is available for additional umbrella and lounge rental, and there are many other beach “amenities” available very nearby including parasailing, kayaking, etc. We are located within a mile of the famous Silver Sands outlet shopping area that even includes a one-of-a-kind outlet UnderArmour store. Of course, there are other upscale shopping opportunities very nearby. Within a mile there are numerous high-end restaurants. The Destin area is known for its many championship golf courses (8 within 10 miles of the condo) and deep sea fishing, as well as, scuba diving. Dive shops offer barge diving & trips to the newly opened Oriskany sunken aircraft carrier. A beautiful bay immediately north affords sailing and jet ski enthusiasts a safe environment for enjoyment.
Come enjoy the really undiscovered part of Florida, safe, pleasant, full of life & choices for entertainment…and the sunsets are free!
Keywords: Beachfront condo in a Tennis and Beach Resort
Exercise facility with full weights & aerobic equipment, 3 separate pools one of which is heated in winter, 6 rubico tennis courts with 2 fulltime teaching tennis pros & tennis shop willing to arrange matches if necessary, basketball court, beach staff, freshwater lake for fishing for kids only, small lakeside grill with lunch & snack menu April thru Labor Day, beach attendees with beach equipment for rent including kayaks, walking paths with fountains and mirror pools, gated community with 24 hour security, 27 acres, secure, quiet and family oriented with secluded atmosphere...moreless
Summer - Peak May 24 - Aug 15, 2015 6 night min stay
Summer/Fall Discount Aug 16 - Oct 17, 2015 5 night min stay
Winter Oct 18 - Jan 15, 2016 6 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Large, higher end factory outlet store mall with UnderArmour, Jones of New York, Coach, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Nike, New Balance, Off Fifth, BCBG, childrens' clothing stores, Brooks Brothers, etc.
This area is a very popular golf destination with 8 championship courses within 10 miles of the property, and another 10 or more within 25. miles of the property. Other popular activities are deep sea fishing and scuba diving, all in close proximity.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Linda and I purchased our condo 9 years ago. We moved to Florida 40 years ago from the Atlanta area where we grew up and left the noise, traffic and crime that comes in a large city, settling 170 miles away from Destin in north Florida. We always wanted a beach place to enjoy our family and leisure. During the years we've owned beach property in other Florida areas, but disliked isolated areas with limited amenities nearby, or south Florida with its large cities, traffic problems and often unfriendly, big city inhabitants transplanted from other big cities. Destin has been perfect for us. The lifestyle is relaxed and doesn't have the 'feel' of a large tourist megalopolis. For us, golf, tennis, water activities and safety were the primary considerations, while still offering great shopping and dining. Of course, the Bahamian-like beaches and water of the Destin area are added benefits of this area, and immediately attracted us. We love the family atmosphere, and everything else Destin, and particularly, the Sandestin area offers.
Why the Owner Chose Hidden Dunes: Location, location, location is the reason we bought in this place. Our condo is right on arguably the most beautiful beach in America. It is the premier beach area for the southern U.S. As such, U.S. southerners and Midwesterners are the primary visitors here; and they bring their courteous, laid back, genuine personalities with them, enhancing the experience and the slower pace of a beach environment. No one wants to go on vacation and fight crowds, traffic and short-tempered vendors, and this isn't the experience here. Top quality golf, tennis, fishing, and shopping are all here. Hidden Dunes is truly a retreat for all family members, quiet, safe and secure for the very youngest to the oldest. Tennis, beach and family rule the roost here. But so much more is available nearby too.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: The uniqueness of a limited access floor in a condominium enhances privacy and is a clear benefit. Unlike many condos, we offer an in-suite ice maker, high def, large screen LCD TV and easy-on, free wireless access. Noise at the beach is not a consideration in our unit, and the views are magnificent and immediate on entry. The children can play their video games away from the large screen viewing for the adults. Everything is furnished, except the food and beverage.