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2018 Summer Now Available! Enjoy this lovely Pet Friendly Home - Golfcart incl

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR 2 Ba Fenced-Yard, Garage, Golf Cart included, Small Pet Friendly!

Enjoy this lovely 3 BR 2 Ba garden home home; the decor will welcome you.. The floor plan has ample space for families and/or couples to enjoy. Enjoy the fenced in backyard - a peaceful and landscaped space for the entire family to enjoy. Shield your car from the sun in the Garage! Enjoy the Golf Cart (included in rental) to beach or Baytowne Village; bicycles included; Owners pool around the corner. Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella for your use. Sandestin is perfect with walking/jogging/bike trails, golf courses, tennis courts, health/fitness club; minor emergency and pharmacy onsite! One of the owner/guest pools is located around the corner.

Enjoy Baytown Village Wharf onsite; either drive, bicycle, stroll or take the golf cart that's included! WiFi, Bluetooth!

Summer Rental Season is available by the week Saturday to Saturday.

Keywords: House, Pets, golf cart, garage, bicycles, fenced, beach, village,6, 3, 2, garage, wifi, Bluetooth, bicycles

More Details

Property Manager
Carey Dowdle-Horton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Carey Dowdle-Horton

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee and lived throughout the USA, Carey chose to retire at Sandestin Residential and Beach Resort a family destination since the 70's. 'The beaches lovelier and the area offers a serenity or the option of much varied activity for all ages. Sandestin is perfect for families or couples. The Destin, Sandestin, 30 A - the South Walton area offers some of the finest restaurants in Florida, most beautiful beaches, something for everyone. What's not to love?

Carey Dowdle-Horton purchased this house in 1996

Why Carey Dowdle-Horton chose Sandestin

Everything is in Sandestin! Enjoy Baytown Village Wharf Bayside or cross Emerald Coast Pkwy from Sandestin's Bayside to Beachside by bicycle, golf cart or car to enjoy the resorts beautiful beaches. Umbrella rental and full bar is available at Sandestin's beach. Owner also supplies umbrella, beach chairs and some children's toys -check out the armoire cabinet in garage.

Remember, there's a fenced in yard for privacy and a garage for your car! And an Owner/Guest pool around the corner! Small pets allowed! (15 lb limit; must be house trained!) Walk, golf cart or bike!

'Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 115-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife.

What makes this house unique

Why pay beach prices when you're across the beach with no sand in your bed? Sandestin offers the Bay, the Gulf, fine and casual dining at Baytowne Village, golfing, tennis, bicycling (no noisy motor bikes allowed)... the amenities available for a golf and beach resort are endless Sandestin is the ONLY resort offering so many options in the area.

WiFi and basic cable provided for your convenience as well as a DVD player, CD player for your favorite tunes and some books you may enjoy during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I thoroughly enjoyed my weeks stay at Carey's Sandestin home. The Accomodations were classy yet warm and welcoming. No beach condo futons! The beach toys, umbrellas and chairs provided were unexpected but delightful. The bicycles and golf cart were all we needed throughout the Sandestin Resort from the beach to Baytown Village Wharf. The fenced yard was relaxing with blooming vines, gardenias and provided privacy as well as an area for our small dog. The garage was clean and neat and provided a place to park our car vs in the hot sun.

Carey was friendly, thorough, accommodating and made the process easy.

I look forward to spending time at this property this fall and next spring!

5 Stars
Mar 2016
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Sandestin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy for Winter Months January, February, March: Six Months Advance Notice Required for refund. $350 deposit not refundable.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Two Full Baths; Master has large shower; privacy door separates vanity area from toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two Queen BRs and one (2) Twin BR
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
WiFi available. Pets Allowed with pet fee. Resort approved Golf cart included; 3 Bicycles available for your use. Many amenities available in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort including but not limited to golf, tennis, beach, boat rentals, Family activities, shops and restaurant at Sandestin Baytowne Village Wharf.


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2018 Summer Now Available! Enjoy this lovely Pet Friendly Home - Golfcart incl
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

Felt Like Being Home

  • 5 of 5

It more than met our expectations. We found the house well stocked with all the amenities as if we were in our own home. It was well furnished and very comfortable. The owner was very easy to communicate with and they were very concerned about our comfort and needs. The resort was great and we enjoyed riding around with the furnished golf cart going to the beach, the many pools, the village and shopping center. Our 2 year old granddaughter especially enjoyed riding around on the cart.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I trust you found the games there for those unusual rainy and enjoyed the golf cart to get around the many fun places and activities Sandestin has to offer!
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family stayed in Carey's house. Let's just say she doesn't forget anything. You have everything you need for your vacation stay including a golf cart. Can drive cart to beach and pool. Love the house. Carey is wonderful to deal with. Look no further. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janis! How good it feels to have had you and your family return and that you enjoyed being there as much as we do! Hoping you return next year! Carey
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Austin TX, New Orleans LA & Sandestin FL

Lovely home. Private back yard. Convenient to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We return to Carey's Cottage every year! Carey goes out of her way to provide helpful information, a fully stocked kitchen, use of golf cart to get around Sandestin, beach towels, umbrella, toys, bicycles, garage parking. We always especially enjoy our time there.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Carey's home. The layout was great for our family of five. The kitchen was well stocked, beds were comfortable and all of the extras made it a standout rental. The convenience of a garage with a golf cart, bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach toys made our stay perfect! We took the golf cart and bikes everywhere! Our kids (ages 9, 11, 13) loved having the freedom to ride bikes all over the resort by themselves. There are bike paths for safety. They won the pie eating contest, mini golf tournament and came in second place in the scavenger hunt. There were fun activities planned every day that we took advantage of. Carey's house is on a quiet street and is a short golf cart ride to the beach or to Baytowne Village. The beach was beautiful and we enjoyed the pools as well. Everyone is our family agrees that we would like to go back and stay at Carey's house again. Carey was great to work with and very responsive. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Becky, for sharing your experience and fun your children had participating in so many activities! How happy you enjoyed your vacation at Careys Cottage as well as all Sandestin has to offer! Come back anytime!
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay in Carey's beautiful cozy home. She thought of everything !! It was a family vacation and just right for our tribe !! Location is perfect and close to all of our favorite activities and restaurants !! We can't wait to come back and we have given your information to all of our friends !!

Thank you Carey for going above and beyond !!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The patio home is intended to be furnished to make your packing lighter. Plenty of beach towels, beach toys for small children, beach chairs and umbrella. For convenience the use of the golf cart on the 2400 acre Sandestin Resort to park at the beach, Baytowne Village Wharf, to the pool. The kitchen is furnished hopefully with everything you need along with the convenience of the charcoal grill on the patio Small non shedding pets are welcome so the fenced in yard is perfect! Welcome and come back soon!
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This home is everything it promised to be and more. It's beautifully furnished and fully stocked with everything you could possibly need on your vacation. Such a cozy home with a beautiful backyard. We cannot wait to return. Thank you Miss Carey

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your new home away from home will be waiting for you in the spring!
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Car: not necessary

Sacred Heart Hospital less than a mile.

Factory Outlet mall adjacent to Sandestin Resort.

Publix Grocery accessible by golf cart adjacent to and just east of Sandestin.

Tennis, golf, watersports, boat rentals, shopping, dining, nightlife, family fun and more at Baytown Village Wharf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $350

Up to 2 Small Pets under 20 lbs each are allowed with pet deposit$150 for 1/$200 for 2. House sleeps 6.
-Weekly rentals are from Saturday 4:00 PM thru Saturday 10:00 AM.
-Weekly & Monthly rates in October, November & December available.
-Golf Cart included in Rental Package.
Checks directly to owner; Credit cards taken when booking thru VRBO/HomeAway.
Please call Owner, Carey, with any questions: 850 496 2491

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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