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Welcome to CADY CAY! This unit is ON THE BEACH. It is literally a two minute stroll to the beach, one minute to the pool.
*There is a short Video of this unit you can watch by clicking the camera tab just above the main picture on vrbo.
We are the Kimbles, a family with six children, and one adopted teenage boy 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.
This unit has been renovated by us, with rectified travertine tile floors (no grout lines), and blue pearl granite in the kitchen and all bathrooms. The kitchen has new appliances, including a refrigerator with rapid temperature recovery so that you can stuff it full without worrying that your milk will spoil. The master bath has an enormous shower with a rain-shower shower head. And there is also a new full size stacked washer and dryer. The three TVs and DVD players in the unit are new blu-ray and internet capable devices, and can access our Netflix account, giving you access to thousands of movies, documentaries, and tv shows, for free. The living room tv has an 'SEC Box' that upgrades the basic cable and allows you to get the SEC Network football games, plus many more channels you cannot get with the basic cable provided by the resort. Our Westwinds building has provided free wifi for years, and we have always had problems with a bad or no connection. We have remedied this by purchasing a separate internet account just for you. Your devices will find our 'kimble4822' network, and you can connect with our private password. Besides giving you a reliable internet connection, you also have a secure connection, perfect for work or confidential data.
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 area 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 area has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games, books and magazines, and lots of dvds in the living room. 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.
The height of this condo is such that you can experience everything for which you came to the Emerald Coast. The blue-green water and snowy-sand beach lay just beyond the balcony. Moreover, this unit is on the 15th floor, which is the penthouse floor. There are only four units on the entire floor, and the adjacent unit is never rented. The building tower next door is Southwinds, and it cannot be rented, so it is always empty. The only sound interrupting the ocean waves will be the laughter of your children. The location of this unit on the east side of the building means you can enjoy your tea or coffee, wine or beer, on the balcony without getting hammered by the sun and without getting blown away by the gales. Summer is wonderful, but I hope you have a chance to go in the off season. There is nothing better than throwing the balcony doors open and falling asleep to the rising moon and lapping waves, and waking up to the golden sunrise and the distant peal of seagulls.
The decor is very family friendly, with soft, beachy colors, butter-soft leather couch, big and comfy thick mattresses, and bar stools that will never stub a little barefoot toe. The kitchen back splash is done entirely in hand cut, hand placed Venetian glass smalti tiles, inspiring your children to name every fish, which is actually possible, including Sponge Bob. The dining room chandelier has over fifty feet of hand strung glass beads, and has inspired many games of I-Spy. All of the art work is original, and has a beachy, off-beat vibe, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. 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 its own bath. The living room, with its queen sofa bed, can access the half bath. This unit sleeps 7 in comfy beds, and I also provide a port a crib if you have a little one.
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 am the owner and not a management company, and I want to give you personal service and make your vacation very special.
I have uploaded a video I took of the unit and pool and beach. It is 37 minutes. It is very thorough, and I want you to be sure this is the place for you. Right by the photos, there is a tab with a video camera on it, where you can see the video. Fair warning -- it is just me and hubby's camera, and I am not expecting an Oscar nomination.
I have one other unit, also at Westwinds. It is vrbo429145. 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.
Lush tropical gardens beautifully landscaped, heated pool in winter, exercise room, sunset viewing deck on the beach, gated beach access, private beach with no overcrowding, and dolphins and seagulls that just seem to enjoy our frontage of the beach more than the others....moreless
Shelves full of books that you are welcome to take and share. The next time you come back, we would love to have your share books, too. ...moreless
I stock basic items in case you forgot something at the store, coffee stuff, spices, zip-lock bags and foil, laundry soap, garbage bags, wipes, beach stuff, etc. ...moreless
With in-line water filter, ice maker, and dispersed cooling system so that your milk will never spoil due to overloading....moreless
Smooth glass electric cooktop. Special flat-bottomed cookware provided....moreless
We have our family bikes down there and you are welcome to borrow them. Please ask me about them, because they may already be promised to the guests in my other unit....moreless
Deck / Patio
We have two golf carts down there, and you are welcome to borrow one. One is a six seater, and the other is a four seater. Please ask me whether both or just one is available for your dates....moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Skim boards and/or boogie boards are in the beach closet....moreless
2015 Summer May 23 - Aug 15, 2015 5 night min stay
2015 Late Summer Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2015 4 night min stay
2015 Fall Sep 6 - Nov 24, 2015 3 night min stay
2015 Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 5 night min stay
2015 December Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2015 3 night min stay
2015 Christmas Holiday Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
To my loyal Housekeeper$100 + tax
In the Fall and Winter, I welcome an excuse to offer you a discount by covering your cleaning fees for a week-long stay: military, first responder, teacher, clergy, active or retired. It is my way of thanking you for everything you do.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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This 15th Floor 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.
Year Purchased: 2002
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.