"The Westwinds property was an ideal location in the Sandestin resort. I stayed with young children (2&3) and my parents for a long weekend and we had an amazing time. I've been traveling to Sandestin annually for a decade now and staying a different properties based on the nature of the trip. Prior to kids, I stayed on the Baytowne side. With large groups of friends, we stayed in homes. As a couple, we stayed in numerous hotels. I really enjoy the resort and all it has to offer! Good rental owner
First about the unit, located on a lower level on an end, it was nice, quiet and private. Access to parking, building and unit are managed by codes which are provided by Marcella in a timely manner prior to the trip (this was nice because you don't have to remember keys).This building has a parking deck so there are plenty of spaces on 2 levels, one of which are covered for those rainy days. The kitchen was well stocked for preparing, serving and dining. The accommodations were comfortable for a group of ~4 people (the pictures are pretty accurate) with dining table for 4, stools for the kitchen counter and a couch (that folds out into a bed). We got a decent view of the beach and pool area from the balcony which is also furnished with chairs to sit around and listen to the waves. There are a few community pools (for which you require a bracelet which is provided in this unit): a hot tub, a large nice kiddie pool and a heated outdoor pool (no inside pools). The bathrooms as a whole were nice and roomy with a good amount of counter-space for my items. The tubs was small, but it was fine for my little ones. Fortunately, this unit provides wifi, so I was able to bring my laptop and work for a few hours as needed. Since it's right on the beach, the whole unit has tiled floors. This unit comes with bracelets for the tram service which was convenient (but not exactly timely...waited at least 20 min for the tram each way).
Next, for the area, Sandestin has a lot to offer (I'll focus this part of review for the kids) including but not limited to: beach, swimming, dining, mini-golf, walking trails/sidewalks, marina etc. We really enjoy the soft white clean sands of the beach. Since it's located in the panhandle, the waves were not big so we jumped them with my little ones. They also enjoyed the very nice kiddie pool and heated pool by the building. One of their favorite activities were feeding fish in Baytowne wharf and walking the pier to see all the boat."
Guest: Sarah P.
Date of Stay: November 2015
Review Submitted: November 19, 2015