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Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Hidden Dunes Tennis Resort

(34 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (king + 2 full beds + king sofa bed, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Gulfside 1705 is a luxurious condo located in one of two condominiums directly on the beach in Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. The resort property is 27 acres in a gated community with 24 hour security in the popular Sandestin area of Destin. Besides 2 beachfront high-rise condominiums, the resort comprises a freshwater lake, walking paths with reflecting pools and fountains, 3 large swimming pools scattered throughout the property with hot tubs, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages, outdoor gas grills for visitor convenience, a basketball court, horseshoe pit and a top-rated tennis facility with 6 soft courts, 2 fulltime teaching professionals + tennis center to aid scheduling of matches. The design, construction and landscaping enhance the natural beauty of the complex and produce a quiet, secluded and private ambience devoid of shuttle buses, traffic and noise. The safe environs are perfect for children and allow safe exploration, walking and biking.

The condo is reached via coded elevator access to the 17th floor, unlike the lower floors’ open access. Gulfside 1705 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 10 foot ceilings and mirrored walls that expand the sense of spaciousness and enhance a most breathtaking view of the emerald blue waters of the gulf on entry. The living area and master bedroom open onto a balcony revealing a panoramic, east to west view of the sea and white beach for miles. This is the perfect location to witness sunrise with coffee, and sunset with wine, all without the hustle & bustle of the lowest floors. Amenities include a flat screen LCD 46” HDTV, DVD/CD player, radio and free wireless broadband internet access, as well as, phone with messaging. Original art decorates the walls of the condo. A dining area for six with an additional bar with 4 barstools are present for your convenience. The kitchen is complete with ice maker, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, oven and stove. A small utility area with full-sized washer and dryer is attached to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, TV, and DVD/CD player. A full bathroom with tub and shower is attached, as well as, a large closet. The second bedroom contains two full sized beds, a TV with DVD/CD player and front video access for games console attachments. All TVs have cable. An attached second full bathroom w/ tub and shower is present. In the living room a large L-shaped sofa with a king-size pullout bed is available for extra guests. The pullout is unlike any other: firm and very comfortable with extra support. For the enjoyment of guests there is an exercise room onsite with a full assortment of free weights, weight machine, stair stepper, elliptical, stationary bikes and treadmills. Underground parking is also available to protect your car.

*Our rental price includes housekeeping & vendor supplied beach furniture for two (large umbrella and heavy chairs at water's edge). The usual vendor charge is $27/day, but your rental includes this amenity.

The Destin area is famous for its fabulous, fine-grain pure white sand beach, and here at Hidden Dunes the beach is wide and gorgeous. The beach and water are often compared to the beaches and water of the Bahamas for their beauty and color, but with far more to offer and enjoy in a very safe location, clearly nearer than even south Florida, without the high prices, high density and the traffic. Beach staff is available for additional umbrella and lounge rental, and there are many other beach “amenities” available very nearby including parasailing, kayaking, etc. We are located within a mile of the famous Silver Sands outlet shopping area that even includes a one-of-a-kind outlet UnderArmour store. Of course, there are other upscale shopping opportunities very nearby. Within a mile there are numerous high-end restaurants. The Destin area is known for its many championship golf courses (8 within 10 miles of the condo) and deep sea fishing, as well as, scuba diving. Dive shops offer barge diving & trips to the newly opened Oriskany sunken aircraft carrier. A beautiful bay immediately north affords sailing and jet ski enthusiasts a safe environment for enjoyment.

Come enjoy the really undiscovered part of Florida, safe, pleasant, full of life & choices for entertainment…and the sunsets are free!

Keywords: Beachfront condo in a Tennis and Beach Resort
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 17
  • 1375 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 20 stories-limited access floor

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the condo or on the patio or outside the front door at the risk of losing the security deposit..this item is vigorously enforced...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 king

    king size pull-out sofa in living room sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    faces beach; sliding patio door and windows;TV + DVD...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    window faces bay, not gulf; TV+DVD...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King size pull-out sofa...not your 'usual' pull-out!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    double sink vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    single basin vanity...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Exercise facility with full weights & aerobic equipment, 3 separate pools one of which is heated in winter, 6 rubico tennis courts with 2 fulltime teaching tennis pros & tennis shop willing to arrange matches if necessary, basketball court, beach staff, freshwater lake for fishing for kids only, small lakeside grill with lunch & snack menu April thru Labor Day, beach attendees with beach equipment for rent including kayaks, walking paths with fountains and mirror pools, gated community with 24 hour security, 27 acres, secure, quiet and family oriented with secluded atmosphere...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    monopoly; battleship; connect; cards; puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large new 47' HDTV TV with digital cable and free wireless internet in living room and cable TV's each bedroom with DVD...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    digital 47'...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    On the beach with unobstructed, gorgeous views of the gulf waters...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    COX broadcasting digital cable-free...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity (new 2014)...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    2 floors of underground protected parking...moreless

  • Elevator:

    20 stories-limited access floor...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    treadmills, stationary bikes; stairstepper; free weights; weight machine; weight benches; music...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    seats 7-8; HDTV 47' (2012); DVD; radio...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity (new 2014)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    secure free wireless furnished by the building's HOA...strong signal throughout...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    full cookware, settings, glasses, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    full-size; new (2011)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    electric oven and stove (new spring 2011); food disposal (new winter 2013) mixer & larger capacity toaster separate large ice maker for parties...moreless

  • Microwave:

    new (2011)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with ice maker (new 2014)...moreless

  • Stove:

    new oven/stove ('2012)...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Gulf front balcony with seating and dining table for 4...moreless

  • Golf:

    all area courses have clubs which may be rented...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    clay courts w/ lighting; tennis shop; 2 full time pros; tennis lessons; matches can be arranged...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 15 - Mar 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$975 $1,900
Spring Break
Mar 16 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay
Spring Discount
Apr 15 - May 25, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer - Peak
May 26 - Aug 19, 2017
6 night min stay
Summer/Fall Discount
Aug 20 - Dec 31, 2017
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Payment by check is preferred and is cheaper for the renter without a booking fee. Payment via credit card is quicker and easier, but incurs a booking fee by VRBO/HomeAway which may be as high as $122 currently. Payment via our PayPal account does not incur any additional fees for the renter and a personal check payment is avoided.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 02/12/2017
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22.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Valparaiso Airport (VPS)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 98 W
70 Metres
Nearest Beach
in front of the condo

Car: Recommended

This area is a very popular golf destination with 8 championship courses within 10 miles of the property, and another 10 or more within 25 miles of the property. Other popular activities are deep sea fishing and scuba diving, all in close proximity.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Linda and I purchased our condo 13 years ago. We moved to Florida 43 years ago from the Atlanta area where we grew up and left the noise, traffic and crime that comes in a large city, settling 170 miles away from Destin in north Florida. We always wanted a beach place to enjoy our family and leisure. During the years we've owned beach property in other Florida areas, but disliked isolated areas with limited amenities nearby, or south Florida with its large cities, traffic problems and often unfriendly, big city inhabitants transplanted from other big cities. Destin has been perfect for us. The lifestyle is relaxed and doesn't have the 'feel' of a large tourist megalopolis. For us, golf, tennis, water activities and safety were the primary considerations, while still offering great shopping and dining. Of course, the Bahamian-like beaches and water of the Destin area are added benefits of this area, and immediately attracted us. We love the family atmosphere, and everything else Destin, and particularly, the Sandestin area offers.

Why the Owner Chose Miramar Beach, FL, USA:
Location, location, location is the reason we bought in this place. Our condo is right on arguably the most beautiful beach in America. It is the premier beach area for the southern U.S. As such, U.S. southerners and Midwesterners are the primary visitors here; and they bring their courteous, laid back, genuine personalities with them, enhancing the experience and the slower pace of a beach environment. No one wants to go on vacation and fight crowds, traffic and short-tempered vendors, and this isn't the experience here. Top quality golf, tennis, fishing, and shopping are all here. Hidden Dunes is truly a retreat for all family members, quiet, safe and secure for the very youngest to the oldest. Tennis, beach and family rule the roost here. But so much more is available nearby too.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The uniqueness of a limited access floor in a condominium enhances privacy and is a clear benefit. Unlike many condos, we offer an in-suite ice maker, high def, large screen LCD TV and easy-on, free wireless access. Noise at the beach is not a consideration in our unit, and the views are magnificent and immediate on entry. The children can play their video games away from the large screen viewing for the adults. Everything is furnished, except the food and beverage.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/12/2017

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  • Our balcony view!

    Our balcony view!

  • Flat screen HDTV in Living Area

    Flat screen HDTV in Living Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

VRBO #297144

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 16, 2017

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