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ONLY Studio W/Full Kitchen!! Tram! VRBO Verified Unit

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

If this unit is booked, please see listing number 400295! This Luau studio condo has undergone a major remodel incorporating upgraded amenities not found in any other Sandestin studio! Upgraded amenities unique to our studio unit include; a full kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel electric range with a 4 burner cooktop, full sized microwave oven, full sized stainless refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker (very important on those balmy beach days!), stainless dishwasher and sink, an awesome 46' wall mounted flat screen television, keyless entry (no standing in line for check-in), iPod dock, and wall to wall ceramic tile. In keeping with the local flavor, guests will enjoy a relaxing beach inspired motif which is carried throughout with elegant, inviting furnishings and personal touches that make the unit feel like your very own 'home away from home.' With a brand new, king-sized Sealy Posturepedic bed, a pull out full sofa bed, and separate living/dining areas, we can comfortably accommodate a family of four (2 adults/2 children). Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors are your gateway from the living area to your private balcony where you can enjoy preferred western sunset views of which no two are the same, yet all are spectacular. And, with our tenth floor location, you can indulge in an unparalleled panoramic view of the gulf, the bay, and the 4300 sq ft saltwater pool (did somebody say Margaritas?!?). For added convenience, we have also secured a private storage area where guests will find beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie board, beach toys, and coolers for your exclusive and unlimited use.

Throughout the remodeling process it was our desire to create a place where guests can realize a unique and memorable vacation experience. Therefore, luxury and convenience, coupled with a true desire to anticipate every need of the vacationer, were of the utmost importance. We feel confident those aspirations have been met and we invite you to come feel the inspiration only a place so beautiful can bring….the sand looks like sugar, the sea like emeralds and the sunsets like heaven.

Need a little more room? Check out our 1BR pool side condo at vrbo listing number 347216. If this unit is booked, we have other units available, please feel free to contact me regarding availability during your visit.

Luau is the newest of Sandestin’s luxury beachside properties. Located across the street from Finz restaurant and a stone's throw to the world-renowned Destin beaches, Luau combines elegance and simplicity with its Asian-inspired feel. Luau is located just across the street from the Sandestin Hilton.

• Open in 2006

• Sunset observation deck on the roof

• Fitness center

• 4,000 square foot saltwater swimming pool with a swim-behind waterfall (March - heated)

• Hot tub

• Children's pool

• Outdoor gas barbeque grills and tables

• Near Beachside restaurant and Hilton

• Overlooks the Dunes Putting Course

• Near The Market Shops

Nestled on 2,400 acres of spectacular beaches and bayfront, Sandestin is like a world of its own. Sandestin guests don’t have to be a kid to act like one. Indulge in endless resort amenities, from four championship golf courses – making it one of the top Florida golf resorts, 15 world-class tennis courts, full-service marina, water sports, charter sailing and fishing, boutique, designer and outlet shopping, fine and casual dining, state-of-the-art fitness center, professional salon and day spa and fun children’s programs. In addition, the Village of Baytowne Wharf, on the bayside of the resort, brings another dimension to Sandestin's incredible popularity with endless choices of restaurants and entertainment. Also on the bay side of the resort is the Grande Boulevard area which includes additional restaurant and shopping choices, as well as a Publix shopping center.

DO NOT FALL FOR THE AMENITIES CARD MYTH! The Resort will charge you 14% of the total charge of your stay for access to Resort amenities (not an optional charge). IT IS NOT FREE! If booking through the Resort you will pay a fee for most 'free' amenities, even after paying for the amenities card.

We provide many items to our guests for free (really free). However, for those we do not provide, all guests are given a list of local contacts who can provide you with many activities/services at a rate lower than the Resort will charge you for those same 'free' services.

For example; beach Set-ups are $30 per day, per person through the Resort and include chair and umbrella. We provide all of our guests unlimited use of our beach chairs, umbrella, beach toys and cooler for free!

Resort guests pay the 14% fee for access to Sandestin Fitness Center and Pools. The Luau fitness center and pool is FREE and is restricted to Luau guests only, so no overcrowding and heightened level of security.

Guests of our properties receive discounts at many Resort Vendors. Guests renting through Sandestin do not.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

property 287470
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About property 287470

We've lived in the area since 1971, always enjoyed the beach, fishing and water sports.

property 287470 purchased this condo in 2006

Why property 287470 chose Sandestin

We purchased in Sandestin because it is, hands-down, the most beautiful resort on the Emerald Coast. In addition to the natural beauty, the unlimited amenities make Sandestin, in my opinion, the best resort in the area by far.

Guestbook comments from the owner

AWESOME! We loved the condo! Very roomy for our family of four and super clean. The luau is such a NICE building. You had everything we could possibly need for the beach! And the beach was only a SHORT walk away. The condo had such a pretty view, we didn't want to leave. The full kitchen was so nice for us. The kids had their snacks whenever they needed them and we were able to cook meals as well. It was a wonderful place to come back to after a day of fun. Sharon you were very helpful and super fast with communications. We really appreciate that. The activities in Destin sheet you sent was incredibly helpful as well. It was a fantastic first trip to Destin for us! Thanks so much!!!
Jul 2011
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Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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ONLY Studio W/Full Kitchen!! Tram! VRBO Verified Unit
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 43 reviews

Great Place to Stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

Studio was well equipped & was very comfortable . The area was nicely maintained & central to all shops & restaurants . We will certainly return in the future .

John & Jackie Thirtle

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice unit, great location and extras

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Luau in this studio unit. The full kitchen was a nice extra. Great location with plenty to do and a quick walk to the beach. Having the beach chairs and beach umbrella available to us was wonderful and we also loved the pool! The unit was clean and as described in the listing. My only recommendations would be to maybe have a few more bath towels and also maybe some dish soap for the kitchen. We would definitely rent this unit again if in the Destin area. Great value!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice space!

  • 4 of 5

Great location with a nice view. Spacious room with a comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location for the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect. The beach was across the street.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, Beautiful, and Excellent Booking Staff

  • 5 of 5

My family visits Destin yearly. We always stay at Sandestin on either the beach or bay side. This year I'm 26 weeks pregnant so my husband and I decided beach side (short walk to the beach) Luau is our usual accommodation. My husband and I did not need much room therefore the studio was was perfect. We cook breakfast every morning, so the kitchen was very convenient. (I would suggest they add a pair of siccors and oven mits to the condo) I also have to add that we arrived sooner than expected and were accommodated without hesitation. Overall I was very pleased, yet again, with our stay in Sandestin. This condo comes very highly recommmend by my husband and I. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful, would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful place, would love to stay here again, but for a little longer next time!

plenty of parking, beautiful pool area, very comfortable room!


a couple of things that would have been helpful would be #1 --instructions for the TV---none were in the room and we were not able to get the TV to work during our entire stay (which was fine since we only stayed 2 nights and were not in the room that much, but had we stayed longer this would have been a problem. printed instructions would be nice to have on hand since every TV is different as well as every cable provider. 3 remotes provided but none seemed to do anything other than turn the TV on and off. didn't want to bother the owner, so we just read a book instead) #2-- large VERY comfy bed with EXTRA thick mattress----but sheets were not deep enough to stay on very well---kept slipping off. also, not enough of a problem to really complain about, but would have been nice to have sheets that actually fit so that we didn't have to keep putting them back on because the bed was AMAZING!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday rates will apply for holiday stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.