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Sandestin/Private Villa on Golf Course/The best for Less/50-75% Off Front Desk

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,324 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 90 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, Sleep 6 comfort) Best for one family.

*Please note that spring break and summer are Saturday to Saturday only.

This lovely villa is the best for less!!! Read guest book for previous renter's comments. Ask about our mid-August lower rates. Special Fall Rates by the week. Also lower nightly rates.

*Summer is rented from Saturday to Saturday only.

Professionally decorated! Everyone loves this free-standing villa located in a private neighborhood on the 18th fairway of the Links Golf Course in the prestigious Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort... just minutes from the beach.

This is an opportunity for discerning vacationers to surround themselves with lush trees, lagoons, walking trails, bike paths, and all the pleasures of sun and beach. Sandestin is a premier world-class resort with 24-hour gated security located along the top-rated beaches of Destin, Florida, where turquoise waters and sugar-white sands dazzle the eye and lift the spirit.

Everyone delights in feeding the fish, turtles, and ducks from the deck overlooking the pond. Families enjoy cookouts and it is just as easy to cast away your cares as it is to cast a fishing line from the deck. Or, take the family out... excellent seafood restaurants abound in the area.

For those who want a quiet getaway, this home is very private amongst the exciting hustle and bustle of the resort. The Baytowne Marina boasts over 12 restaurants and many specialty shops. Once you arrive in the gates, you will never have to leave.

You will be amazed at how nice this villa is for the price. My renters thank me for letting them stay in my home for such an affordable price and such a great location. (See guest book.)

Sleeping arrangements are:

* One king-size in master

* One queen-size in second bedroom

* Two twins in third bedroom

* One queen-size sleeper in living room

Prices are up to six people. This 1300-square-foot home is cheaper than one room at a hotel.

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More Details

Marlene Haffner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Marlene Haffner

We purchased this home as a family of five. We fell in love with this resort the first time we drove through the gates and have been in love with it ever since. Like us, so many of our renters have brought their children to our villa and are now coming back with their grandchildren.

Why Marlene Haffner chose Sandestin

It's in the most beautiful resort in Florida and you never have to leave the premises once you drive through the gates. However, everyone loves to explore the area they are vacationing in, so there are plenty of restaurants and fabulous shopping outside of the resort.

What makes this house unique

It is all self-contained. You do not have to go out of the resort. The grounds are gorgeous with so much to do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taken from guest book 2002 -

Hi - My wife and I are from Georgia. This is our 1st time to Sandestin and can't wait to come back. The community, restaurants are fantastic and the beach is beautiful. This condo is great and we will be back! (To feed our little turtle friends out back) Watch out for the left hand golfers w/a slice. Is this glass in this place golf ball proof? What a view! Loved every minute of it. Thanks.
Jan 2005
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Sandestin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1324 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is no return of security deposit if there is smoking in the home.
  • It is important to be sure of your booking, as I hold this reservation and turn away many other prospective renters. There is no refund.
  • I urge you get renters insur. due to no refund. Every effort will be made to book your week if you cancel and then money, less exp., will be refunded
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 TV's with cable, VCR/DVD, Blender


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Sandestin/Private Villa on Golf Course/The best for Less/50-75% Off Front Desk
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

We loved the stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 444 Linkside and we loved the house. Leading up mto our trip the landlord made contact with us to be sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want my guests to enjoy my villa just as much as our family enjoyed it when we visited while my children were growing up. I always make contact with my guests after check in just in case they may need something while visiting to make sure their stay is more comfortable. I have a network of people on the premises to make that happen. This family was a pleasure to have in my villa. Marlene
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Quaint and Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this villa and the owner is very attentive to the property, you can tell. She answered all questions I had and was always making sure to stay in touch with me throughout the year (I booked in Feb). The place was plenty big enough for our family and was clean. Great place to stay and the price was UNBEATABLE for the quality of the home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Destin, Florida is an excellent area for an outstanding beach vacation and provides a perfect get away for relaxation and time with family. A great vacation must be accompanied by a great home and this villa definitely provides it. This charming villa has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room. When you walk into this villa you instantly feel a sense of belonging. The property owner was very helpful and accommodating. The home also has a large, furnished patio overlooking a pond that is filled with turtles which our daughters adored. In addition, it overlooks a beautiful golf course. The homeowner left us information on bike rentals for a low weekly fee. Our family of 5, which includes 3 children (ages 7, 10 and 12), loved biking through this community that is linked by bike trails. Inside of the Sandestin community there are several pools and the Bayside Wharf which has multiple restaurants, small shops, and a variety of free activities each evening. Over all this villa is a great place and definitely adds a spark to your stay in Destin.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love when renters check in and I get good reviews from them over the phone after they have arrived. I always call them to make sure they are happy and if they need more information. This couple is from Chicago, and there was a time that the upper U.S. states had never heard of Destin, FL. I have seen over the years that they have discovered our beautiful corner of the world and Sandestin is a favorite now with the entire United States and Canada, etc.
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Diana, Texas

Amazing...a true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful. Everything we needed right in the home! The provided beach chairs, umbrellas and floats saved us so much space for travel as well. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful...perfect for a get away for either families or a couple. Dock on back of villa allows you to feed TONS of turtles and fish. Don't miss out on this wonderful property. The attention and care provided by the property owner is also service above and beyond the norm!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was another great family to have in my villa. Before I approve any reservation, I always talk to the person first so I know who is going in there and get a feel for what they are looking for. I want everyone to be comfortable in my villa and take great pride in knowing who will be my next renter. It always pays off with such nice families as this one.
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  • 5 of 5

This review is one based on a consecutive 8 summers. We love beginning our summers at 444 Linkside. We have never found the cleanliness or attention to detail lacking. And the hospitality shown by the owner is unmatched! Our family takes a road trip every summer in addition to staying at this property, and our son, who has been exposed to much travel and entertainment, will choose this villa in Sanddestin over any other adventure. He always wants to "go to his second home".... indeed our summers' home-away from home. Thank you for years of memories. We can't wait to make many more.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every year I look forward to my email from this family that they are coming back. They sent me a picture of their son many years ago standing on my deck with a big fish. That picture is in my list of pictures in my ad. So adorable. Like so many of my wonderful families who visit my villa, this family is also one of my favorites.
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Aamzing place

  • 5 of 5

Marlene the owner was great to talk with and is such a nice lady. the price was incrediable. The place is very roomy and very clean. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook with if cooking meals inside. It not only has a grill but also a smoker which my husband loved. The appliances are new . The deck is amazing my kids loved spending mornings out on the long deck watching fish and turtles. My favorite part is the master bedroom with a huge tub made the trip so relaxing. This is definately a place everyone would want to rent. Ive been staying at sandestin beach resort for many years and this is by far one of the best places Ive stayed. Thank you Marlene for such a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so excited over this family. Not only were they great guests to have in my villa, but they are already setting dates to come back next year. Will totally welcome them back.
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Shalimar Beach, FL & Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Sandestin Beach Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Outside of my door
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Sandestin Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Right in the resort
Car: necessary

Tennis (world-class golfing and tennis are in abundance throughout this area), Home is in quiet nature setting, If you are an early riser, view the beauty of a sunrise coming over the roof tops across the golf course from the deck of this home


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund