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Have Kids? This is Your Place! Sandestin/Westwinds, Golf Cart Incl'd! Ground Lvl

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LR: True ground level. No elevator, no worries, convenient to beach and pool.

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Westwinds condo description

Welcome to PASCAL HARBOR! This unit is ON THE BEACH. It is literally a two minute stroll to the beach, one minute to the pool.

We are the Kimbles, a family with seven children, including our adopted teenage son from Venezuela, and we would love for you to stay at our condo. We rely on rental income from you to afford this unit, and we know how competitive rentals are right now. What we have to offer you, besides reasonable rates, is a condo that we love to come to when we can, and that we have stuffed full of everything you need for a wonderful family vacation. I want your vacation to be stress free, and most importantly, as much a vacation for mom as for the kids. In pursuit of this goal, I stock this unit with basic kitchen sundries, such as salt and spices, sugar, tea and coffee, condiments and more. I also keep paper plates and plastic cups, foil, wraps, and ziplock bags in the cabinets for you. Under the sink I have soap, dishwasher pods, wipes and garbage bags. The laundry room has detergent and dryer sheets, and I keep office supplies and first aid items there, also. I have basic bathroom items under the sink, and the beach closet has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games and lots of dvds in the living room, and each of the three flat screen tvs has a bluray dvd player and a free Netflix account just for you, giving you access to thousands of movies, tv shows and documentaries. I provide towels and linens, not a service. This means that you have the highest quality sheets I could find, Comphy brand, and the highest hotel-quality towels I could buy. I also provide you with the highest quality bathroom amenities I could find, Ecru New York. You will be welcomed with Italian candies on your pillow and a small gift on your nightstand. I really hope all of your needs are covered, and if you can think of anything else that I can supply for you, just let me know.

Moreover, this unit is the most private and beautiful true lobby level unit in the building. If your toddler pitches over the balcony rail, he will get grass stains on his face, and not much more. The pool and beach are literally seconds away, and no elevator waiting. The flowers and palm trees right outside make you feel like you are in the Garden of Eden, and the privacy of this end unit will make you dispense with the fig leaf.

There is nothing more important to us than your family and the precious time you have for your vacation. The decor is kid friendly, with happy art work and soft colors. I love to go antiquing, especially at the beach, and the condo is full of my finds; so, whether really cool or just junk, they seen to fit happily. We know you will love this unit, and we hope that you will feel it love you right back.


Oh, I almost forgot -- Here is the boring information. This is a two bedroom unit. The master has a king bed and its own bath. The guest has a queen bed and twin bed, and has a bath that the living room, with its queen sofa bed, can also access. This unit sleeps 7 in comfy beds, and I also provide two port a cribs because I remember when I needed two. (fun days, good memories, tired me) There is a separate laundry room, with a new full-size stacked unit. There is also an enormous beach closet stuffed full of beach stuff right in the entryway so that you can kick off your flip-flops and drop your noodle and your pail as you come in from the beach.

This unit is the largest square foot two bedroom unit in Westwinds, and you can really feel that extra breathing room. Also, this unit has no next wall neighbors; it is the end unit and has three outside walls, and the fourth wall is the stairwell wall. Another unusual feature is that it has four sliding glass doors and two balconies that are on opposing walls, which give you a heavenly breeze throughout the unit when the weather is perfectly cool in the off season.

We also have the most wonderful housekeepers, Sue and Suzie, who do the cleaning and who help me keep the unit spic and span. They pleasantly tolerate the closets and cabinets I have stuffed full of vacation extras for you guys, and are on site if you need anything. I want to be small and give you personal service and make your vacation very special.

If you have looked through the photos, and are still having difficulty orienting yourself in the building, unit, and the grounds, you might want to view the 22 minute video that I just took on March 8. The first fourteen minutes are in the unit, and the rest is on the grounds and beach. In the spirit of full disclosure, it is just me and hubby's camera, and it is not quite Oscar-worthy. But I know that a ground floor unit can be scary, and I am often asked, 'Can you see the beach?' and 'How close are you to the beach?' Certainly, this little video answers those questions better than photos.

I have one other unit, also at Westwinds. It is vrbo436647. If this unit is already booked, or if there is something about it that you do not like, you can always take a look at the other unit. It is completely different, in building location and in feel.

Because we have two units, we are allowed two golf carts. Taking full advantage of that, we bought a six seater and a four seater. You are welcome to borrow one, on a first-come basis. That is, you can have the one of your choice if both are available, or the one that is available if the other is already promised to the other unit's renter.

P.S. This unit is available for short term rentals (two weeks or less) only. While I have loved having my snowbirds in years past, we have made the difficult decision to keep the unit open in January and February for shorter term guests.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1370 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : NO ELEVATORS! This unit is true ground level, on the first floor of the building. Only the parking garage is below, and you will need the elevator for the lower parking garage....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age to rent is 25....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            en suite bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            en suite bath...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            living area has access to second bathroom through laundry rm...moreless

          • King size beds (1) in Master, Queen size Beds (1) in Guest, Twin or Single Beds (1) in Guest, Baby Cribs (2) Portacrib provided, Queen size Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in Living Room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            The bathroom is original. It has not been remodeled. ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            There are two doors for access by bedroom and living area....moreless

          • 2 full baths, one extra sink area in the laundry room, and a second door into the second bathroom so that the living area has access to the bathroom, plus has its own sink area. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • You are welcome to use anything we have there at the beach. We have two golf carts, a four seater and a six seater down there. They are our personal golf carts. You are welcome to borrow them, if you like. Just ask me about them....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Some adult, some children's books....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cox cable, basic channels. No DVR box. ... sorry. I know commercials are awful. We are looking into that....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat Screen TVs in every room...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Lots of movies, mostly Disney and kid friendly. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Table seats six, and the bar seats four. The little table outside seats another 3-4....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    You can get it cold enough to hang meat if you like....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Yes. ...moreless

                  • Covered Parking:

                    Yes....moreless

                  • Elevator:

                    NO ELEVATORS! This unit is true ground level, on the first floor of the building. Only the parking garage is below, and you will need the elevator for the lower parking garage....moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    There is a small fitness room by the pool area. ...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    There is a covered parking garage, but not private garages. ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    You can get it warm enough to bake potatoes if you like....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    There are sheets and towels, packnplay sheets if you need them, lots of blankets, and you are welcome to use our beach towels if you fly in or if you need them for any reason. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Living room with sofa (sleeper sofa), loveseat, flat screen tv, bluray player, lots of dvds, Netflix, family board games...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Free covered lower parking garage, and upper garage parking, also. Always lots of parking. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bath towels aplenty. Just let me know if you need to borrow our beach towels. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    New full size stacked washer and dryer. I have lots of laundry soap and dryer sheets for you in the unit. ...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    free wifi, this is what the Netflix runs on. There is a booster/repeater in the unit, so the signal is always strong....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Nice carafe style coffee maker, filters, coffee...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Whether you bake, boil, fry, or crock, you have everything you need. You will not need Domino's on your speed dial. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    I challenge you to think of a utensil, dish, or gadget that I do not have in the unit. :)...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New, basic model...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen is full size and stocked with sundry items....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Full size...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Electric, self cleaning...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Salt, pepper, spices, oil, coffee filters, coffee, sugar, sweeteners, ziplock bags, gladware, paper plates, plastic cups, paper towels, condiments, tea, Pam spray, and I cannot remember the rest....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    New, full size, ice maker...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    New electric, glass top...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Basic model. Also, electric water kettle, crock pots, blender, immersion blender, hand blender, tea pitchers, and I cannot remember the rest. ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    two cross-current balconies...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    You are welcome to use our bikes. We have four adult bikes, and three children's bikes. We also have a tagalong and a wagon for the younger kids. You are also welcome to use our golf cart. ...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    You can charter a boat. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    You can play golf at one of the three golf courses at Sandestin, or surrounding courses. They will charge you. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful landscaping, palm trees, water feature....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Communal grill on the patio. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    You can use the resort or surrounding tennis courts. They will charge you a fairly stout fee. ...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    You can rent jet skis on the bay side. You can parasail or rent a catamaran. I have sand toys and floats and boogie boards for you to use. I also have beach chairs and umbrellas....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Heated pool in the winter. Baby pool for the kiddos....moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Hot Tub

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      2014 Fall
                      Aug 16 - Nov 25, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $200
                      2014 Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      2014 December
                      Dec 2 - Dec 22, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      2014 Christmas Holiday
                      Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $250
                      2015 Winter
                      Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      2015 Spring Break
                      Mar 2 - Apr 18, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $400
                      2015 Late Spring
                      Apr 19 - May 23, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $350
                      2015 Summer! Yay!
                      May 24 - Aug 8, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $450
                      2015 Late Summer
                      Aug 9 - Aug 22, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      2015 Fall
                      Aug 23 - Nov 24, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      2015 Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $350
                      2015 December
                      Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      2015 Christmas/New Year's
                      Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $350
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $180

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • To my loyal Housekeeper $145 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      In the Fall and Winter, I welcome an excuse to offer you a discount by covering your cleaning fees: military, first responder, teacher, clergy, active or retired. It is my way of thanking you for everything you do.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

                      This true Lobby Level Unit is the most beautiful at Westwinds, which is the most beautiful building, on the most beautiful beachfront location, at the most beautiful resort in the Florida panhandle.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I, Belinda Masdon Kimble, grew up in Haleyville, Alabama, about a six hour drive away from Destin, Florida. My uncle had a trailer at the trailer park that bites into part of the Sandestin resort, just on Hwy 98 called Destin East. I loved coming down with my girlfriends and staying there free, and driving into Ft. Walton for the night life, because in the late seventies and early eighties, there was nothing at Sandestin except the golf course, Clements Antiques, and Camping on the Gulf. Well, a lot has changed in my life and at Sandestin. I am so happy to have this condo, which we use at times in the off season, and rent out whenever we can. We live in Birmingham, Alabama. The kids range in age from 24 to 9. We also have dogs, cats, birds, chinchillas, rabbits, tortoises, and fish.

                      Why the Owner Chose Westwinds:
                      My first thought with regard to buying a lobby level unit was 'no view, no privacy, no way.' And then I walked into it, and my heart melted. This unit is so special. The view has been called the Garden of Eden by guests, and the privacy is absolute. How can that be? Well, on any other given balcony, there are a half dozen balconies looking down at you. But this unit is on the end, with the interior wall adjacent to the stairwell, so there is no adjoining unit, and no nearby balconies. The garden area outside the balcony is seldom used, and it really does feel like you are in a secret garden. Cross winds blow through the balcony doors, and you can just feel your blood pressure drop several points. This unit is truly special.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      I want your vacation to be stress free, and most importantly, as much a vacation for mom as for the kids. In pursuit of this goal, I stock this unit with basic kitchen sundries, such as salt and spices, sugar and coffee. I also keep paper plates and plastic cups in the cabinets for you. The laundry room has detergent and dryer sheets, and I keep office supplies and first aid items there, also. I have basic bathroom items under the sink, and the beach closet has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games and lots of dvds in the living room, and each of the three flat screen tvs has a dvd player. Housekeeping does all the linens, including sheets and towels, and I am very happy with their services. I really hope all of your needs are covered, and if you can think of anything else that I can supply for you, just let me know.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, italian

                       

                      Photos

                      • LR: True ground level. No elevator, no worries, convenient to beach and pool.

                        LR: True ground level. No elevator, no worries, convenient to beach and pool.

                      • TV has Bluray and Netflix, DVDs in baskets, kid friendly, nothing breakable.

                        TV has Bluray and Netflix, DVDs in baskets, kid friendly, nothing breakable.

                      • Kitchen has all preparing, cooking, baking, and storing supplies and ware

                        Kitchen has all preparing, cooking, baking, and storing supplies and ware

                      • Dining area seats 6, bar seats 4, all living areas are open and airy

                        Dining area seats 6, bar seats 4, all living areas are open and airy

                      • View from balcony: true ground level, handicap path to the pool is seldom used

                        View from balcony: true ground level, handicap path to the pool is seldom used

                      • View from the balcony: No neighbors to the right, very private, beautiful view

                        View from the balcony: No neighbors to the right, very private, beautiful view

                      • MBR: King bed, very comfy mattress, all painting throughout are original

                        MBR: King bed, very comfy mattress, all painting throughout are original

                      • MBR:  Beautiful view of palm trees and garden, and a sliver of ocean beyond

                        MBR: Beautiful view of palm trees and garden, and a sliver of ocean beyond

                      • MBt: Tub and shower combination, shower head and spray wand, dual sinks

                        MBt: Tub and shower combination, shower head and spray wand, dual sinks

                      • 2ndBR: TV has Bluray and Netflix, lots of DVDs and books, great view

                        2ndBR: TV has Bluray and Netflix, lots of DVDs and books, great view

                      • Beach closet: Stocked with umbrellas, chairs, floaties, boogieboards, kites, ...

                        Beach closet: Stocked with umbrellas, chairs, floaties, boogieboards, kites, ...

                      • Workout room:  Lots of machines and weights; new and state of the art.

                        Workout room: Lots of machines and weights; new and state of the art.

                      • LR in between bedrooms, queen sofabed, leather loveseat, family games in cabinet

                        LR in between bedrooms, queen sofabed, leather loveseat, family games in cabinet

                      • New white appliances, counter seats four with adjustable height bar stools

                        New white appliances, counter seats four with adjustable height bar stools

                      • Cabinets stocked with often forgotten sundries, paper goods, wraps, coffee stuff

                        Cabinets stocked with often forgotten sundries, paper goods, wraps, coffee stuff

                      • View from living room sliding doors; you can see the ocean but not the beach

                        View from living room sliding doors; you can see the ocean but not the beach

                      • View from the balcony: No neighbors to the left, very private, safe for kids

                        View from the balcony: No neighbors to the left, very private, safe for kids

                      • View from MBR.  Hard to tell in a photo, but you do have a view of the ocean.

                        View from MBR. Hard to tell in a photo, but you do have a view of the ocean.

                      • MBR: TV has bluray and Netflix.  Closet has packnplay, iron, blankets and extras

                        MBR: TV has bluray and Netflix. Closet has packnplay, iron, blankets and extras

                      • MBt: Great condition but not remodeled.

                        MBt: Great condition but not remodeled.

                      • 2ndBR: Queen and twin beds, Juliet balcony, toddler bed bumpers and packnplay

                        2ndBR: Queen and twin beds, Juliet balcony, toddler bed bumpers and packnplay

                      • 2ndBtR: Separate sink and toilet/shower area, closet, tub/shower comination

                        2ndBtR: Separate sink and toilet/shower area, closet, tub/shower comination

                      • Westwinds pool area, baby pool, tiki hut in peak season, lots of lounge chairs

                        Westwinds pool area, baby pool, tiki hut in peak season, lots of lounge chairs

                      • Sandestin beach side:  Westwinds is the bldg on right with red roof.  Great pic!

                        Sandestin beach side: Westwinds is the bldg on right with red roof. Great pic!

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                      Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                      Speaks: english, italian
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