Sandestin - Golf, Tennis, Beach and Baytowne Getaway Cottage- Friends and Family

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view from master bedroom, our slice of Heaven!


Last updated: 05/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Grace Cottage is a charming and completely renovated house in the Fairways Community of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Our family has owned this house for many years, so we knew exactly what changes would make it perfect for a vacation rental. We have painted and remodeled to make it just right for your family's vacation! It is light and open and inviting. The kitchen and three baths are all totally renovated with custom granite counter tops and tile floors, one downstairs bath has a handicapped accessible shower. My mom is 90 and we needed to make it comfortable for her too! There is a new breakfast bar connecting the kitchen and dining nook. All of the cabinets and pantry are brand new. The laundry room is now in a totally separate area. We have hardwood floors throughout the downstairs.

We are on the bayside of the resort close to the Marina and Baytowne Wharf. The bayside pool and Sandestin Spa and workout facility are also an easy bike ride away. The cottage is in a quiet section of the resort across the street from the golf course and a stone's throw from one of the many owner pools. Its a perfect area for biking, walking or running. All 4 of our children caught their first fish by fishing off the dock in our back yard pond.
You are close enough to see fireworks on the beach at 9:30 and again on the bay at 10:00! We have also loved being close to the Silver Sands outlet mall (they say it's the biggest designer outlet mall in the south east). The savings are unbelievable and so are the shops!
The Destin and Santa Rosa Beach area have fabulous, award winning restaurants now. Baytowne Wharf has amazing sunsets and night life right within the resort!
Let's not forget the BEACH! Whether you're at Sandestin, Santa Rosa or one of the nearby state parks the sand really is that sugar white soft stuff one sees in the ads. Its made for walking or relaxing with a good book. The gulf stays warm most of the year, but if its too cold for wind sailing or swimming then you can go golfing or fishing-off the dock, off a pier, in the bay or deep sea fishing out in the gulf. As our family says, 'you'd better hurry up to have fun!'.

Keywords: House, cottage,lodge, snow bird retreat, lakeside,jog from beach

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    All renters must be over 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Grace cottage was made for the family!!!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    the front fish bedroom has step in shower-4'step , side rails, wide enough for a shower seat if necessary and hand held shower available. My 90 year old mother finds it quite comfortable....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    please email us, we don't want you to be separated from your pooch **as long as he minds his manners** pet cleaning fee will be applied...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • King size beds (2) -- Master bedrooms with lake view on first and second floors. Twin or Single Beds (2) -- fish bedroom has twin beds Child Beds (1) sofa bed in master bedroom turns into a twin bed, perfect for a child Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed in sun room...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Located within golf course community. Includes backyard dock and fishing pond, bike paths, community pools, tennis center and marina within .5 miles. Senior-friendly too!...moreless


  • Books:

    relax and borrow one from our bookcase upstairs- some childrens books too...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) TVs in both masters and in family sunroom, Wireless Internet throughout the house...moreless

  • Stereo:

    i home stereo...moreless

  • Television:

    4 tvs and 2 dvd players Kids bring their own gaming system- it rains sometime!...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    hook up your games to any of our tvs, the back Garden bedroom has seen many Mario battles!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    our favorite movies are in the sunroom cabinet...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    The Golf course is actually across the street from our cottage....moreless

  • Lake View:

    We have "the best views on the lake," a quote from one of our neighbors. Great views from the master bedroom, garden bedroom and sunroom....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    All of our boys caught their first fish on this dock- watch out for the snapping turtles! Great place to gather after a day at the beach or golf course....moreless

  • Resort:

    Sandestin Resort is enclosed by the Choctawatchee Bay and the award winning beach on the Gulf. It hosts: 4 golf courses, first class tennis center, Marina, Baytowne Wharf, Jolee Island, bike trails...moreless

  • Village:

    Baytowne Wharf includes a Marina, bayside restaurants, shops, a village green for family events, zip lines - you must come see it!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    new 2010...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    extra large double stacked...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    sandestin fitness facilities close by...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beach Towels too...moreless

  • Living Room:

    plenty of room to chat, have a glass of wine or play one of our family board games...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking pad for 2 cars Please do not park on the grass!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    new double stacked unit in a separate laundry nook...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless internet available...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    granite counter tops, custom cabinets, new tile flooring, complete renovation...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    coffee grinder, blender all the comforts of home...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    brand new side by side refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    cooktop with 4 eyes...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slots large enough for bagels...moreless


  • Balcony:

    upstairs master has large deck, which overlooks the lake. It's perfect for morning coffee or reading a book until the stars come out....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    very inexpensive rental-- 35.00 for an adult bike for a week. 30.00 for children, just call Bikes R Us...moreless

  • Boat:

    sail boats, fishing charters and cocktail cruises available at the Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Dock is one of the most popular features! Eat dinner, maybe relax by the fountain or do some fishing, it's 'all good'....moreless

  • Golf:

    4 golf courses on the property, several more in the area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    ocean kayaks on the beach...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    running or strolling room around the house. In our beautiful backyard, we have the fairways pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    new large propane grill just out the back door...moreless

  • Tennis:

    sandestin has a great tennis center, also featuring grass and clay courts. lessons from several pros and round robins twice a week. always something to do!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    jet ski rental available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    the owners pool is a short stroll away!...moreless

  • Sauna:

    sandestin spa and fitness facility is on the bayside, close to Grace Cottage...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 17 - Aug 20, 2016
7 night min stay

Aug 21 - Nov 30, 2016
7 night min stay

Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
7 night min stay

early spring
Mar 1 - Mar 20, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee per week $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Contact property owner regarding "long term" rentals.

Rates: ALL Holiday weeks are slightly more per week. Please email or Call for pricing on shorter 4 day stays.

Pet rates are available. To keep the house pristine, there is an upcharge for more than 6 guests. Thanks for your interest in Grace Cottage- all the best to you and your family! The Ramseys

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/18/2016
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Floria Regional Airport (VPS)
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Baytowne Wharf
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Links , Raven -4 courses at Sandestin resort
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Grand Boulevard
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

So much to do from our Destin cottage! Sandestin is the only community with property on the beach and bay side of the FL Panhandle. Activities include:

- Tennis, golf, fishing, shopping, and the beach, all within half a mile

- Restaurants and bars at the Sandestin Village center, Baytowne Wharf

- Playgrounds pools available throughout our gated Sandestin community

- Workout facility

- Boat rental

- Bike rental

- Basketball and putt putt are across the main road

- Four golf course within community grounds

- Near the largest designer shopping outlet in the Southeast (Silver Sands)

- On the occasional rainy day, we have games, books and DVDs in the den.

- Special community events include movies on the green, fireworks, live bands, wine festivals, fishing tournaments and more

See you soon!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

Why the Owner Chose Sandestin, Miramar Beach, FL, USA:
My in laws bought this home when I was pregnant with our first child. We have vacationed here for 25 years. All of the recent renovations were to done to make the house just perfect for our family or yours!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Add extra capacity for large crowds! - The beds in the 'fish' bedroom can be made into 2 twins or a king bed. - A large pullout sofa bed is in the sun room downstairs for extra guests. - Upstairs in the master suite, a pullout loveseat bed gives parents an option to keep a smaller child upstairs with them and still have privacy.

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Speaks: english



  • view from master bedroom, our  slice of Heaven!

    view from master bedroom, our slice of Heaven!

  • large den and cheerful sunroom with pull out bed

    large den and cheerful sunroom with pull out bed

  • new kitchen and dining nook

    new kitchen and dining nook

  • upstairs master also has a large sitting area w/sofa bed

    upstairs master also has a large sitting area w/sofa bed

  • master bath and dressing area

    master bath and dressing area

  •  guest bath- accessible for elderly guests,  off of the fish bedroom

    guest bath- accessible for elderly guests, off of the fish bedroom

  • come relax with family and friends!  the fishin' is good too-

    come relax with family and friends! the fishin' is good too-

  •  I am Grace! This is my family's beach house.Sticks and dirty dogs stay outside.

    I am Grace! This is my family's beach house.Sticks and dirty dogs stay outside.

  • Grace Cottage-  Welcome!  Audubon Dr.

    Grace Cottage- Welcome! Audubon Dr.

  • sunroom /cozy tvroom. The dock and lake are waiting out the back door!

    sunroom /cozy tvroom. The dock and lake are waiting out the back door!

  • for breakfast or extra friends

    for breakfast or extra friends

  • master bed, second view; balcony outside for coffee or sunning

    master bed, second view; balcony outside for coffee or sunning

  • front 'fish' bedroom twin beds that can be pushed together

    front 'fish' bedroom twin beds that can be pushed together

  • The Garden suite, looks at the lake and has separate bath and laundry area

    The Garden suite, looks at the lake and has separate bath and laundry area

  • beachtime fun!

    beachtime fun!

VRBO #254425

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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