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Recent Sandestin Area property reviews

  • Our fourth stay...still LOVE it!

    "Our annual trip with our kids for the third year in a row. Wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else! The outside of the condo complex has been repainted, there is a new sleeper sofa, too. Cannot recommend a property or the owner, Claire, more highly!"
    Guest: TravnJen Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
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  • Nice, Clean, Well-Stocked Condo at Affordable Price

    "We stayed at Gary's condo for a week in August (2 adults, 14 year-old, 11 year-old). We were pleased with the condo & enjoyed our stay. It is clean, comfortable, & nicely decorated. The photos reflect it accurately. You can't see from the photos, but the bathroom for the 2nd bedroom is outside of the room, so it can be accessed without going through the bedroom. This was a nice plus for us. The condo is well stocked with kitchen equipment - pots, baking dishes, leftover containers, lots of utensils. There are some books & games. We left a basketball at the condo (didn't want to carry on airplane) & there is a basketball court near the beach access. The patio was great to sit out & look at the golf course & harbor. Keep in mind this is a 2nd story condo. There are about 19 wood stairs to get to condo, so this wouldn't work for anyone with physical limitations. It was fine for us. There is also a storage area on the ground floor with some beach chairs, an umbrella, & rafts. We used 2 of these beach chairs & the umbrella & then rented an umbrella & 2 chairs at the beach, so all 4 of us were accommodated. To access the beach, it is a short drive through the resort area & across the main highway - 5 min max. There is free parking at the beach on a grass / gravel surface. The beach was much more crowded than we expected - 2-3 rows of umbrellas & chairs. We probably could have found another spot that was less crowded, but we chose to stay near the condo. Near the beach access, there is a nice 18-hole miniature golf course & a basketball court. I believe there is a Sandestin shuttle for people with amenity cards, but this condo doesn't have the amenity card. We didn't find this to be a problem - we had no need for the amenity card & it helped keep this condo affordable. In other reviews, I read that the shuttle drivers may only check for the card 50% of the time, but we didn't try it. The condo had a bar of soap in each bathroom, 2 kitchen trash bags, some dishwasher detergent, 2 kitchen towels, & bath towels. We bought paper towels, hand soap for each sink & a sponge for dishes. The only thing we were really lacking was more trash bags, so I'd recommend bringing a few from home. In the area, we enjoyed the the beach, Gulfarium, fishing at Okaloosa Pier, Southern Star dolphin cruise, sky surfing performance at the wharf, The Track (go karts, mini golf, etc), Fudpuckers (feed alligators), Props Grill, & Old Bay Steamer. Good vacation spot for kids & teens!"
    Guest: Joanna J. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Loved our stay!

    "We had a fabulous stay in this condo. The owner was great to work with and the golf cart we used made our stay that much better as far as convenience to everything in the resort. The condo is located right next to the private pool for the community so it's just a few quick steps to go swim. We loved sitting on the back porch and watching all the turtles and ducks in the lake. Our son loved to count how many there were! We really appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella that are in the unit to use at the beach. The weather was great and we can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: Bethe V. Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: July 12, 2012
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  • Great Resort Getaway

    "Everything was just as Sharon said it would be. The place is lovely. All the directions were easy to follow and Sharon was very quick to respond to any questions that we had -no matter how insignificant they were. It was also really helpful that Sharon gave us some great ideas on where to eat, where to rent recreational equipment etc. It is a little trek to the beach but such a beautiful property we didn't mind."
    Guest: Lori Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: August 14, 2013
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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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