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Recent Sandestin Area property reviews

  • Loved it!

    "Recently stayed at this condo & absolutely loved it. Had never been to this area of Florida before so was not sure what to expect. Everything is as described and the view is actually better than we expected. Condo is very spacious & clean and decorated beautifully. Everything you could need & want is in this unit. This Sandestin whole property is beautiful & well kept up. Very short walk to beach, we did utilize the beach chairs & umbrella. Very handy to have available. We never used the tram, used our own personal car. Washer & Dryer in unit very helpful & handy especially for drying towels & stuff. One minuet problem almost not worth mentioning was there is only one mirror in this whole unit. So ladies bring a small hand held mirror. It prevented us from getting ready while the other showered. I don't know what we would have done had my teenaged daughter came. I kept meaning to purchase a mirror while I was out, but would forget until we returned. Very small inconvenience. We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay and really got around the area. Since it was just my husband & I we were so happy with our choice. This is somewhat located int the center of the "whole Destin" area in a whole. Close to shopping, restaurants & beaches. Some of the local places we visited & enjoyed I will mention here for anyone visiting the area. Wish we would have found this a couple day's earlier..The Donut Hole, great restaurant for baked goods & we primarily had breakfast here a couple times. Don't let the lines fool you, they go fast one side is for restaurant, the other line is for the bakery. Went over to Baytown Wharf had dinner at Marlin Grill delicious seafood & great service. Also had dinner one night at a very old Italian place call La Famiglia the original location. Awesome authentic Italian food, very dated looking place but the people there so friendly. Newer Mexican restaurant called Don Pedro's Cantina at 12889 Emerald Hwy....great, authentic, mexican food. In a strip mall don't let that detour you. Clean place & friendly staff. Got great reviews on Tripadvisor. And lastly Bruster's Real Ice Cream, Real is the operative word. So good & again don't let the lines scare you away. Quick service. We also went down to the Harbor Wharf area in the heart of Destin, ton's of places down there. Can't go wrong anywhere in this area also take a drive along 30A to Santa Rosa Beach just beautiful & so relaxing. Great time beautiful area."
    Guest: DLF Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: June 26, 2013
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  • Guestbook Comment

    "Our family had a fabulous time. We enjoyed the condo, its location, and the amenities available. Also, the owner, Laurie Hobbs, was kind and accomodating. We'll come again."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2005 Review Submitted: July 9, 2005
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  • House

    "The price is great and the house was much more than I expected. I will be using it again. Had a great time. They thought of everything."
    Guest: DewaneP Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was the best condo we have rented from Gibson Rental. We will try to get this unit again. Manager responded on 7/7/2014: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Who wouldn't love that wrap around balcony! We'll make sure this unit is ready for you when you come back and see us again :) the beach is already calling your name!"
    Guest: Nell Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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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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