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Luxurious 3 BR Unit, Completely Renovated, Panoramic Gulf View

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Property description

Spectacular! That’s the only way to describe the beach at Tops’l, this condo, its amenities and its view of the Gulf and nature preserve.

This unit, Summit #505, has been rated 'Platinum,' ResortQuest's highest rating.

Professionally decorated, this lovely upscale 1,601 square foot unit has, three bedrooms and three baths. Located on the fifth floor of the Summit at Tops’l, one of Tennis Magazine’s top-rated tennis resorts, this condo has it all! There are two masters, each with a king bed, a balcony, and a private en suite bathroom.. The third bedroom, decorated in a 'nautical' theme, has twin beds. Each bedroom has its own flat screen HDTV and DVD player, and the spacious living room has a 46' flat screen HDTV and Blue Ray DVD player. With ROKU streaming video capabilities, you can rent videos directly from Netflix and Amazon among others.

The unit was completely renovated in 2011 with new tile flooring in the kitchen, living and dining room areas and the bathrooms, plush carpets in the bedrooms, new cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, new state-of -the-art stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, and fresh paint throughout. As part of the renovations, the owner’s closet was relocated from the kitchen area, expanding the kitchen area and creating more countertop space. The sage green gourmet kitchen is fully stocked with a built-in wine rack holding plenty of wineglasses, a toaster, a toaster oven, a waffle iron, a food processor, a programmable coffee-maker, and, best of all, a single cup Kuerig coffee maker. (In May 2012, it will also include a panini maker.) The dining area will easily seat eight if you decide to eat in to savor fresh boiled shrimp or other culinary delights of your making and enjoy a bottle of wine on your balcony. If you need a few recipes, the owners have graciously provided cookbooks.

The Master Bedroom suite has its own private balcony and is complete with a min-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and service for two. You can wake-up early and have coffee without disturbing the other guests or waking up the kids. The Master Bath has a double vanity, walk-in shower, whirlpool tub, lighted magnifying make-up mirror, and digital scales for those who want to watch those pounds while on vacation. Unlike other three bedroom units in the Summit, the louvered doors between the Master Bedroom and the Master Bath have been replaced with a solid wall providing more privacy. The Second Master Bedroom has its own access to the main balcony, and a tub-shower combination in the bathroom plus a lighted magnifying make-up mirror. Both masters have new mattresses and in-room safes. All bathrooms have wall-mounted hair dryers and plenty of hooks for hanging towels, hats, and jackets. The third bathroom has a lighted magnifying makeup mirror as well.
Special features include designer window treatments and bedding throughout and designer accessories. Both masters and the living room have balconies overlooking a nature conservancy with fabulous Gulf views. The living room also has a fold-out queen sofa bed for extra sleeping.
.What’s more, the owners really want you to enjoy your stay. For those who can't leave the office behind, the entire unit is equipped with free wireless Internet access, and a 4-in-1 copier/fax/printer/scanner is available in the unit. On rainy days, there are plenty of board games, cards, and best-selling novels to keep you and your family and friends entertained

The unit overlooks a spacious heated pool and hot tub, but best of all, it’s a three minute walk (timed by the owners) to the most beautiful beach in North America - without crossing a road! If you don’t need all three bedrooms, this unit can also be rented as a two-bedroom, two bath unit (sleeps four to six) or as a one-bedroom, luxury bath efficiency with a king bed (sleeps two).

Amenities abound: 14 lighted clay tennis courts with daily clinics, lessons and teaching pros on site, huge fitness center with racquetball courts and an indoor pool, basketball, massage therapists, kids’ programs, a pool-side Tiki bar and café, and on-premises miniature golf course, walking and jogging trails, and easy access to phenomenal golf.

For the shoppers, you’re within a mile of the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, featuring over a hundred stores such as Polo, Viking, Michael Kors and Under Armour, and the air-conditioned resort tram service provides free transportation around the resort.

The on-site restaurant, The Ocean Club, a favorite with the locals and renowned for its food and atmosphere, features live music on the weekends and early-bird dinner specials.
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All this for 5% less than ResortQuest rates. This unit is managed by ResortQuest but you can rent from the owner at significantly reduced prices! Check in on site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This unit is covered by a maintenance contract with 24 hour immediate service. There is no need to even replace a light bulb; maintenance will take care of it for you.

Rates do not include reservation and other fees charged by ResortQuest, 11.5% sales tax, and trip insurance. Cleaning fee and amenity cards are included.

Keywords: Three bedroom luxury condo

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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 4 Phones, 3 Cable TVs, 3 DVD players with Blue Ray in living room, CD Players, Three-in-one Fax, Copier, and Printer in Master Bedrrom, Cooking Utensils, Washer/Dryer, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, No Pets, Complimentary Guest Amenities Card Which Allows You to Charge Food and Drinks to Your Room and to Use the Fitness Facility, 2 Swimming Pools, 1000 Feet Sugar White Beach, 24 Hour Gated Security, Gas Grills, Sauna and Steam Room, Exercise Room, 1 Mile to Silver Sands Outlet Mall...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD flat screens in all rooms. LR TV with streaming video....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental Seasons        3BR Weekly or Monthly Only
3BR Rates: Spring: $1547 (3/1-3/9; 4/7-5/25); $1890 (3/10-4/6)
3BR Rates Summer: $2502 (5/26-6/30); $2702 (6/30-7/7)
Owners will rent for 10% off ResortQuest's best rate.
Rates do not include taxes (11.5%0), Clean fee ($130) and Resort Quest fees
Monthly rates on request
Call Mike at 901-270-6525 for monthly rates.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

Tennis (Topsl Racquet Club Top-Rated Tennis Resort), Racquetball and Fitness Center in the Resort, Wildlife Viewing at Tops'l Nature Preserve Next Door, Miniature Golf at Resort, 13 Golf Courses Within 5 Miles, Water Park

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Mike McLaren is an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. He practices in the areas of federal and state civil litigation, commercial litigation, vaccine law, and medical malpractice defense. A native of Joliet, Illinois, Mike received a B.A. at Yale University in 1972, where he was a three year starter in basketball. He earned his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976. In addition to his legal career, Mike also is an actor. He has appeared in A Time to Kill, The Firm, The People v. Larry Flynt, and many other feature films. Diane is a judge in Memphis, Tennessee, and a former Miss Teenage Memphis. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977 and from the University of Memphis Law School in 1980. She tried out to be in The Rainmaker but her part got cut. Both Mike and Diane love to play tennis, ride bikes, and spend time on the beach. And they both love their Bernese Mountain dog, Jolie.

Why the Owner Chose Tops'l The Summit:
We love tennis, beautiful white sand beaches, clear Gulf water, fine dining, and glorious sunsets. There is no better combination of these things than at Tops’l in Destin, Florida. Our family has been vacationing in the Destin area for years. When we decided to buy a vacation home in Florida, we looked long and hard, up and down the Gulf coast before choosing Tops’l. We liked the resort’s feel, the landscaping, the size, and the easy beach access. There are no highways to cross to get to the beach. Plus, Tops’l was more than just a high-rise building on the beach. It is a true resort community. The tennis program is world class. It has a top ten rating in Tennis Magazine. The pros are top-notch. There are daily tennis clinics and, best of all, match-locating services. The fitness center is huge with up-to-date equipment and an indoor swimming pool which is a real asset on rainy days. There’s a full basketball court and a miniature golf course. We wanted three bedrooms and three baths to accommodate our family plus a spectacular view. We got all that and more when we purchased Summit 505. Because the nature preserve is located next door to the Summit, there will never be buildings constructed to block the view from our balcony. We also chose the Summit because it was equal distance from the tennis/fitness center and the beach. We can walk to either without ever getting into a car! When we want to dine at the restaurants at Baytowne or Grand Boulevard (Tommy Bahama’s, Flemings, etc.) or shop at the Publix, it’s a short drive across the highway. And you never have to get in the traffic on Highway 98 in Destin.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Spacious living room

    Spacious living room

  • Newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances

    Newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances

  • Master Bedroom (Studio Unit) with Private Balcony

    Master Bedroom (Studio Unit) with Private Balcony

  • Third Bedroom with Twin Beds in Nautical Theme

    Third Bedroom with Twin Beds in Nautical Theme

  • The hot tub at the Summit in a beautiful landscaped setting as seen from 505.

    The hot tub at the Summit in a beautiful landscaped setting as seen from 505.

  • On the courts with head tennis pro Joe Daleo

    On the courts with head tennis pro Joe Daleo

  • New cabinets, countertop, and lighting in second master bath

    New cabinets, countertop, and lighting in second master bath

  • Spacious wine storage rack in enlarged entry

    Spacious wine storage rack in enlarged entry

  • Dining Area - Table has Extra Leaf for Additional Seating (seats 10)

    Dining Area - Table has Extra Leaf for Additional Seating (seats 10)

  • View of Pool, Gulf Coastline and Nature Preserve from Balcony of Summit #505

    View of Pool, Gulf Coastline and Nature Preserve from Balcony of Summit #505

  • Second Master with King Bed in Tropical Island Decor

    Second Master with King Bed in Tropical Island Decor

  • 46" flat screen HDTV for easy viewing, with ROKU streaming video.

    46" flat screen HDTV for easy viewing, with ROKU streaming video.

  • The owners enjoying the beautiful white sand beaches at Tops'l

    The owners enjoying the beautiful white sand beaches at Tops'l

  • Another view of the newly remodeled kitchen

    Another view of the newly remodeled kitchen

  • New cabinets, countertops, and lighting in hall bath

    New cabinets, countertops, and lighting in hall bath

  • The pool at the Summit - spacious with plenty of lounge chairs and seating

    The pool at the Summit - spacious with plenty of lounge chairs and seating

VRBO #59313

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Date last modified - Friday, July 03, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2014
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