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Recent Sandestin Area reviews

  • 10 week stay

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: GBR provided good service while we stayed and were very fast at fixing both the constantly running toilet and the broken heat pump, even offering to move us to a unit in another building. We loved the placement of the unit, but we were very disappointed at the level of cleaning on our arrival when compared to other units and agencies we have dealt with. We did inform the office, but not immediately. Admittedly, in fairness to GBR they stated they have a high standard for cleaning crews and we should have told them immediately to rectify the situation. However, first impressions counted with us and we felt that paying for a substantial cleaning fee of $160 should guarantee a substantial level of cleaning so we re-cleaned much of the area ourselves to our satisfaction and did not wish the possibility of the original cleaning crew returning disgruntled. In fairness, Gibson Beach Rentals offered to clean the bedcover immediately, and did so. But from the first night and many days later we found many items very off-putting - many of them places hands could not avoid touching; the back of doors, including main entry door, all around handles, light switches, and in the case of the one bathroom, coffee or coke runs down the door frame. These were in plain sight and so noticeably dirty as was the ingrained dirt on the ottoman and the rugs. The agency replied that washing wall and paint areas take more time and usually such things are noted on their annual inspection and deep clean but due to the high occupancy through the fall, they were unable to schedule the deep clean before our arrival. We sincerely hope that this year the deep clean will include the rugs and some of the upholstered items because the unit is a good place to stay otherwise and the rental agency has acted both professionally and been very helpful."
    Guest: A guest from , Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
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  • A Dream Getaway at the Beach

    "From the moment we drove through the gates of Caribe we knew we were somewhere special! This charming neighborhood of well maintained homes, front porch swings, sidewalks and gas lanterns let us relax from the very start. It got better inside where a combination of style and comfort greeted us. The well appointed kitchen had everything we needed to cook up fabulous local seafood meals and menus to order in when we were too tired to cook. There was just the two of us but this home has enough seating for the whole family for dinner or a movie after. The master bedroom was comfortable and master bath spacious. We loved the private patio off the main floor master suite as a quiet spot for morning coffee. We spent time reading in the porch hammocks during the heat of the day. The beach is within walking distance and we even walked on the beach to lunch at the Hilton at Sandestin for lunch one day. Restaurants, grocery stores, shops, outlets and Walmart are all within easy access! This was the perfect getaway at the perfect time of year that even allowed us to still be able to play in the waves. No crowds, no trouble getting reservations for dinner or at the spa. Thank you Bob and Linda! We look forward to visiting again soon."
    Guest: L&R Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • Great House, thank you!

    "We had a wonderful vacation and everything was perfect. The house was very spacious, the rooms were big and beds were comfortable. The golf cart made going to the beach and grocery store so much easier! Other family members rented cottages in the area and ours was by far the nicest! We will come back and stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks for helping us have such a great family vacation!"
    Guest: taddy b. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Fefe

    "This condo is a great place to stay and was very clean. The beach and pool are only steps away as well as the covered parking. Sandestin Resort has beautiful grounds to enjoy and is convent to restaurants and shopping.I love being able to sit on the patio ,with privacy, and view the pool and beach. I hope to go back next year. Everyone at Panhandle Getaways was friendly and cooperative, answering all questions."
    Guest: fefe Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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Sandestin Area Travel Tips

Get ready for some fun under the sun along the beautiful coastal waters of Destin, Fla. This sandy beachfront community features a wealth of outdoor activities and excursions that will make this vacation a standout in the memory bank. Located on the Florida panhandle, visitors will enjoy the shimmering waters and warm breezes that drift up from the Gulf.

The city as we know it today was established by Captain Leonard Destin, who moved to the northwest Florida coast from Connecticut in the mid-1800s. Captain Destin pioneered the fishing industry in the town that bears his name, and that tradition is still a major part of the community’s economy today. The largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet docks here in Destin due to its close proximity to the 100 Fathom curve and deep Gulf waters.

Golfers Paradise

Golf has become a popular activity among tourists and locals alike, and visitors have a wide selection of courses to choose from. Whether you’re a PGA professional or an amateur golfer, you’ll be sure to find a course that is both challenging and fun. These are some of the best fairways scattered in and around the city of Destin:

- Raven Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and features an array of stunning vistas that carve through the marshes and pine groves of Sandestin. The 6,900-yard, par-71 course will present golfers with a challenging and strategy-filled match that is sure to test almost every club in their bags. Over the past few years, this club has played host to PGA events as well as NCAA championships and has been honored by quite a few publications as one of the best courses in Florida.

- Burnt Pine Golf Club is a spectacular 7,000-yard jewel that rests upon the Emerald Coast of Florida. The back nine stretches out along the shoreline of the Choctawhatchee Bay, which provides some absolutely breathtaking natural beauty. The front nine is spread out through the lush pine groves and wetlands that populate the area, but look out - these pretty vistas provide some tricky obstacles as you make your way from tee to tee. The course was designed by architect Rees Jones, and has been hailed as a superior one by Golf Magazine and other publications.

- The Links Golf Club deviates from the classic designs of other courses in the area and presents golfers with rolling hills throughout the fairways, as is typical in links-style courses. Resting along the coastline of the Choctawhatchee Bay with a backdrop provided by the Baytowne Marina, this picturesque landscape envelops players with a sense of calm and tranquility. Unless of course your ball ends up in the pits of one of the many bunkers that surround the manicured greens.

Relaxation and Beaching it Easy

There are numerous public beaches that sprawl along the beautiful Emerald Coast. The white sands and warm Gulf breezes make leisurely living come naturally to even the most high-strung travelers. Sink your toes into the sand and take a load off at one of these excellent beaches:

- Barracuda Beach located at Barracuda and Scenic 98 is open to the public, and presents guests with wide-open expanses of sun-baked coastline. Work on a killer tan or try your hand at some sandcastle construction at this incredible oceanfront locale.

- Calhoun Beach near Restaurant Row is another prime public spot that enables travelers to enjoy the coastal views. Open from dawn to dusk, this beach presents a great view of the crashing waves that surge inward from the Gulf.

- Norriego Point Beach is located on the eastern tip of the peninsula and overlooks Destin Bay. Pack a picnic lunch or a romantic sunset dinner for two on the sands of this natural sanctuary and watch the boats as they slowly drift into the harbor.

Activities in Sandestin

If lounging about in the sand all day gets a little hard to handle, there are quite a few local spots that make for an engaging and fun-filled excursion. This quiet oceanfront community offers visitors an array of great activities spread throughout the town. Take an afternoon to discover some of these excellent hangouts:

- The Destin History and Fishing Museum features a variety of exhibits that document the history of this once quaint fishing village. Visitors will find a variety of antique fishing equipment, including one split bamboo pole and Penn reel that belonged to the late American author Ernest Hemingway.

- Destin’s Main Street Market was established by transplants Tom and Amy Holt as a way to promote local farmers and their produce. Every Saturday morning, guests can find a wide spectrum of fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs and baked goods, making the perfect picnic or just something to snack on during deep excursions.

Transportation To and Around Sandestin

It’s easy to get to Florida, lodging from Okaloosa Regional Airport, just 45 minutes away. Sandestin resort rentals are 60 miles east of Pensacola, about an hour and a half from Pensacola Regional Airport, and Sandestin is just an hour from Panama City-Bay County Airport. In Sandestin, much of your days’ activities are within walking distance, and Destin’s great shopping and restaurants are just a short drive away.

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