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Fall Asleep Listening to the Waves; Enjoy July 18-20 & 25-27

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom on the Bay

Luxury VIP villa:

Quiet privacy and water views prevail in this corner townhouse located on pristine Choctawhatchee Bay facing six miles of water and incredible sunsets. An electric fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere at night. Enjoy the refreshing pool around the corner. Upgraded kitchen includes sub-zero fridge, convection oven and is chocked full of Pampered Chef tools for those who like to cook and grill. Resort restaurants are 1 mile away for those who don't want to touch the kitchen.

The high vaulted ceilings give the main room an expansive feel. With the enclosed lanai, there is plenty of space to spread out so you can relax and experience a vacation as you should; no worries, lots of entertainment, and relaxing waters to gaze on at the end of the day.

Easy bike or car ride to the beach or The Village of Baytowne Wharf - a New Orleans styled village featuring restaurants, bars, shops, live music, a merry-go-round, zip line, winter ice skating and seasonal fireworks.

Breathe deeply the ambience of this perfect vacation spot which is as pretty as Disney and entertaining as a nature preserve. Frequent heron, bird and dolphin sightings. Enjoy the fun of the beach and the busy, night life in the Village, then come home to peaceful quiet. North Shore properties are mostly non-rental units where residents keep an orderly but friendly complex. The owners, Chris and Joe Manion, reside full-time at their home next door. They are always happy to answer any questions that might make your stay more enjoyable.

Our renters call this airy unit 'dreamy,' 'first class,' 'The Ritz!' and 'the pictures don't do it justice.'

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America. Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages with its gorgeous 7-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands and emerald green waters.

The resort boasts a pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, top notch restaurants and nightlife venues. The nation’s largest designer outlet mall is less than a mile away for a diversion from the beach on a rainy day.

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Chris Manion
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Chris Manion

We left Chicago winters behind to live in this dreamy resort and wish to share it with as many as we can. The soul needs beauty to restore itself from time to time. We live on the property, so if you need anything, we're close at hand. Our son is a Second Class Petty Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard; our daughter teaches high school English in Michigan. We are proud of them both and highly supportive of families and parents who raise them. We are happily married 40 years and love welcoming newlyweds!

Chris Manion purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Chris Manion chose Destin Area

People familiar with Sandestin repeatedly said that this unit was the nicest they had stayed in. These were visitors who had been coming to the area for 20 or more years. We dismissed the comments the first few times; after the fourth comment, we began to take them seriously. We didn't realize we had such a gem! The resort's beauty is widely known; the peace at North Shore is rarely found. I don't think we will ever tire of the water view...

What makes this townhome unique

You just can't get much closer to the water! In the 2nd picture with table and chairs, that's the Bay where the grass ends! Very spacious, calming decor matches the peacefulness outside.

We have beach chairs and an umbrella available for our guests. Tennis on clay and hard court, 72 holes of incredible golf, great lessons from pros, kayaking (with the dolphins) on the Bay or Gulf, fishing & crabbing right out your door, #1 beaches in the continental US (per US Travel & Leisure).

The high vaulted ceilings give the main room an expansive feel. With the enclosed lanai, there is plenty of space to spread out so you and your family or friends can relax and experience a vacation as you should; no worries, lots of entertainment, and relaxing waters to gaze on at the end of the day. Hang out by the fire, grab a drink and some cards or dominoes, or peruse the book drawer. It is always stocked with a variety of good books. See how many satellites or meteors you can count from your private balcony. With no major city lights to bog up the sky, every visible star is waiting to twinkle at you and your loved ones. On calm nights, you'll see them reflected in the Bay's waters.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Simply loved your condo. So comfortable, inviting and pretty!!

Thank you for letting us use it. It was perfect.
Sep 2012
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Sandestin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath, 2nd Floor - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom, on 2nd floor - 1 king
    Living Room has Queen sleeper sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Addt'l sofa in sitting area would accommodate a young adult
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
As of 4/13/17, brand new queen sleeper sofa in living room. Bedding is available for the sleeper sofa. There is a carpeted landing outside the Master Bedroom with ample space for an inflatable mattress, crib or sleeping bags (BYO). FAQ's How far away is the beach? Gulf of Mexico sugar-white sand beach is 1.2 miles away, within the resort


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Fall Asleep Listening to the Waves; Enjoy July 18-20 & 25-27
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 71 reviews

Perfect for pre and post wedding!!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this rental for over a week for all my wedding festivities and it was absolutely perfect! I had a couple of my bridesmaids stay with me before the wedding. We had plenty of room with the king bed, fold out couch, room for an air mattress and the two bathrooms. The day of the wedding all my bridesmaids came over to get ready and have brunch, again perfect with all the seating and two bathrooms. We were only steps away from our wedding venue at the Bayview Room and Terrace, no need to worry about transportation at any point in the wedding process! Afterwards my husband and I stayed for our honeymoon. It was nice to have so much room, it felt like a penthouse suite with the awesome view of the bay. We got to see a pod of dolphins come by as we sat at home one rainy day. The owners were amazing and answered the phone immediately as soon as we called with questions. It was simply fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone getting married there or for any other reason, we definitely hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do love sharing our beautiful location and home with newlyweds! We're about to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary and couldn't be happier for you two. May the Lord bless you both all the days of your life and may the cup of ýour joy overflow forever more. Chris & Joe
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The property was everything I imagined it to be and more.

  • 5 of 5

The magnificent water views were breathtaking. Everything about the accommodations was wonderful. The sandestin community is amazing. Great for families big and small. You can relax or opt to stay busy. The choice is yours. Joe and Chris are wonderful to work with. There isn't anything they won't do for you. We are looking forward to our next trip and will definitely be looking to stay again. We were blessed to find you both.

Sincerely Dawn Perrone , spring hill TN

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful. My fiancé and I absolutely adored every aspect of this home and location. The balcony at sunset and sunrise was very beautiful. We felt right at home, prefer this over any hotel any day. We would definately return. Very close to the beach, very close to the outlets, very close to everything. So many things to do, with so little time! Enjoyed our own little parking spot and felt safe in the gated community. Thank you Chris and Joe Manion for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice. The view is great. There were fishes jumping right by us! Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Beautiful Bayside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time during our trip to Sandestin in this beautiful villa. We normally stay beachside when we travel to the Santa Rosa Beach area, but we fell in love with the tranquility of the bay. Beautiful sunsets and a clean, well stocked rental. We enjoyed visits to Topsail Preserve, Grayton Beach and Eden Gardens State Parks during our trip. Thanks for your hospitality, Chris and Joe!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for my sisters and I for the second year in a row.

  • 5 of 5

Love that it's on the water and has all of the comforts of home. The owners are close by, which is nice if you have any questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gulf of Mexico, beach access for guests/owners


Rates & Availability

Sandestin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 14 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
2-nights available June 25-26
Jun 25 2017 - Jun 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 27 2017 - Jul 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
2-nights available July 18-19
Jul 18 2017 - Jul 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 20 2017 - Jul 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
2-nights available July 25-26
Jul 25 2017 - Jul 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 27 2017 - Aug 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
2-night avail. August 8-9
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 10 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Glorious Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
November/December 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
January/February 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Apr 16 2018 - May 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 11 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Glorious Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
November/December 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% = 6% FL sales tax, 1% Walton county sales tax, 4% bed tax.

IMPORTANT: All reservations paid by credit/debit card are subject to a 2.9% processing fee (foreign transaction fee is 5% i.e. Canada). The VRBO payment processing system mandates that the initial rent payment be made by credit/debit card, therefore it will be subject to the fee. An additional Payment Request will be sent following the payment. You may opt to pay with echeck for your final payment, thereby avoiding the 2.9% credit/debit card processing fee. Monthly renters may elect to mail a personal check 22 days prior to arrival (normal final payment is due 15 days prior). Finally, the VRBO/Home Away payment option of echeck is not available when making a reservation within 15 days of arrival. A credit/debit card fee of 2.9% or 5% international will be charged.

Some 2-night stays may be available during the 3-night minimum time periods of Spring Break and Summer. Based upon availability. Please inquire and we will try to accommodate your request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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