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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 90 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) 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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Marlene Haffner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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 Destin Area

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Sandestin/Private Villa on Golf Course/The best for Less/50-75% Off Front Desk
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 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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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: Oct 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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Guys Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect location for our golf trip. We love playing all three Sandestin (an other) courses and this was a great place overlooking the Links Course. The condo was perfect for all our needs. Plenty of room inside with a nice deck out back. Very easy access to all the amenities that Sandestin has to offer. Will defiantly consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great group to have in my home. I look forward to their return. Golfers love my home with the view of the golf course. Fisherman also love it as they can fish right off the deck from the pond/lake right there. The children love to feed the fish and the turtles. All within the most beautiful resort in the panhandle.
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Family of four

  • 5 of 5

Marlene was a pleasure to deal with! Condo was clean and quiet and our kids loved feeding the turtles and fish off the deck. Great getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always so nice to hear positive feedback from someone who is familiar with Sandestin. Their family lives on the premises and they chose my home for their stay. Great family!!!!!
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Awesome Family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I took my family including my grand kids ages 3 and 5 for a week to Destin. Your house provide us with the same comfort and relaxation that we have in our houses. My grand kids love the pond. We sat every morning and feed the turtles and fishes. We rented bikes and enjoy the nice weather every day of our stay. Marlene's house was very clean and it had everything we needed and more. My grand kids didn't want to go back home after the week was over. I promised them that we will be back next year for sure. Thanks, Marlene for a wonderful stay!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that Latticia and her family enjoyed their stay. It is such a compliment when someone wants to return to my villa and beautiful Sandestin. The resort has something for everyone. Will be glad to have them come again. Marlene
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Another Great Year In The Books!!!

  • 5 of 5

Chalk up another fabulous 2 weeks. We've been coming to Marlene's for the past 6 years. I can't say enough about the wonderful time we have here. My sister and I spend a week by ourselves and then the husbands come the following week. The pond is the husband's favorite part. They both love to fish. And this complex has bunches of ponds to keep them busy. The house is always in pristine shape. The weather was the best ever! Only 2 hours of rain for two weeks, can't beat that. Pompano Joes is by far the best place to eat. We found a new beach to go to. It was the best find in the last 6 years besides this house of course. And if you have a sweet tooth, don't miss the Donut Hole. They have the best White Angels I have ever eaten. I'm bringing the girls back in September for a week. We've already booked our 2 weeks for 2017. Thanks Marlene for letting your home be our home away.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have this family in my home. I get so excited when they tell me they want to book for the next year. Such a compliment! I love when families tell me of the good experience they had in this beautiful resort. Everyone finds their favorite restaurant and that keeps all of them packed during high season. I am lucky to get to go in the spring and fall when things have calmed down and a little milder weather. That's my recommendation for couples not committed to the school year calendar.
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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

Sandestin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Reduced Rates
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 15 2018
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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