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The High Life! 2/2.5 w/Panoramic Views! Free Tram. VRBO Verified Unit.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Simply stunning is the only way to describe this impeccable 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Luau unit. Situated high atop Luau Tower 1, on the 11th floor, this unit boasts absolutely breathtaking views of the white sandy beaches of TopS’l State Park, as well as a panoramic view of Choctaw Bay and Sandestin Resort. This is truly the high life! With a unique lock-out floor plan, the unit is actually two condos in one. From the private foyer, to your left you will enter a separate, studio suite which includes a fully stocked kitchenette with a mini-fridge, mini-microwave, and sink. This separate suite has it’s own private bath and sitting area and includes a King bed, twin sleeper/sofa, TV and DVD. Heading back out to the foyer and taking another left, you will enter the main living area which includes an open lay-out featuring a full kitchen, dining room, living room, breakfast bar and half-bath. There is absolutely no way to describe the views from this area of the condo, just take a look at our photographs! The main kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need to prepare the day’s meals, including all appliances, dishes, utensils, pots/pans, small appliances, etc. Dividing the kitchen and living area is a granite breakfast bar with stools. Relax on the chaise sofa and catch the game on your 55” inch flat screen, or just while away the hours with a good book while enjoying a spectacular view of the shimmering emerald waters of the gulf! The dining area boasts a beautiful and modern six person dining suite and is the gateway to your large, private wrap-around balcony. Discerning travelers will enjoy the luxurious upscale décor of this lovingly kept condominium (the owners actually do spend vacations here). Upgraded amenities include keyless entry (no standing in line for check-in), a full kitchen with tile and granite surfaces, full-sized electric range with a 4 burner cook top, full sized microwave oven, full sized refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker, dishwasher, full sized LG front loading washer/dryer, side table clock/radio/iPod (in studio suite), three televisions (55” flat-screen in LR) and 3 DVD players (in LR and BR’s). If the beach is what you are longing for, Sandestin's private beach is a 3 minute stroll down a private path. For your added convenience, we have also stocked our owner's storage area with a beach cart, chairs, umbrellas, boogie board, beach toys, and cooler for your exclusive and unlimited use throughout your stay. If only the best will do, this is the one.

It is our desire to create a place where guests can realize a unique and memorable vacation experience that will keep them coming back year after year. Therefore, luxury and convenience, coupled with a true desire to anticipate every need of the vacationer, are 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.

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 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

• 4,300 square foot saltwater swimming pool with a swim-behind waterfall (March - heated)

• Hot tub

• Children's pool

• Outdoor gas barbeque grills and tables

• Near Finz restaurant

• 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 centers, 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. Sandestin is truly the premiere vacation playground on the Emerald Coast!

DO NOT FALL FOR THE AMENITIES CARD MYTH! The Resort will charge you 12% of the total charge for 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 12% 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.

Keywords: condominium, vacation rental,

More Details

Property Manager
property 393000
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Hey Sharon: I just wanted to let you know we had an amazing time. This is our 3rd stay at the Luau and this time has been the best yet. The condo was amazing! More than enough room and a great view! Thanks again for everything."
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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The High Life! 2/2.5 w/Panoramic Views! Free Tram. VRBO Verified Unit.
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 15 reviews
4

If only the weather cooperated...

  • 4 of 5

Unit was very nice, similar to units we've rented at Luau in the past, unfortunate thing was that a bad tropical storm ended our vacation after only 36 hours. Only one thing to take note of, and that is "sleeps 4-6" needs a little clarification - there are beds for 5 (2 kings and a fold-out twin). There is a couch in the living room that one of our (short) teenage girls was more than happy to sleep on, but keep this in mind if you have 6 in your party and children picky about beds (or taller). The fold-out twin is not what I was describe as comfortable for an adult, but was fine for our 6 year old.

Otherwise, unit is furnished very nicely, certainly very clean, great views, kitchen has everything you could need. We would certainly come back (if we're willing to risk the weather again..)

A few general notes about the Luau, now having stayed there 4 times:

PRO: great location close to beach, great pool, overall feels modern and clean. Soundproofing in rooms seems very good (or we've just been lucky with quiet neighbors).

CON: units in general are small - both bedrooms and living areas, somewhat cramped feel for a larger family (though certainly better than a hotel room!) Only two elevators in the buildings - sometimes a long wait (particularly for the taller Luau 1). Pool gets crowded during high season, sometimes hard to find chairs, but that's to be expected.

PS - the bike rental company the manager recommends is great - real nice people. They delivered our bikes without advance payment, and when we told them we had to leave after a day they refused to accept any payment. You don't see much of that anymore these days.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and for sharing your positive experience with our future guests! Please note that the VRBO description of the unit states there are two King beds and a twin/sleeper sofa. I allow for six guests because many families request to have their small children sleep on the L-shaped sofa, and we have no problem with their doing so. I apologize for any confusion on that matter and am so glad you enjoyed your stay. To clarify, the tropical storm went ashore in Louisiana and, while we did experience some strong thunderstorms, no evacuation orders were ever issued in our area. As an FYI for future guests, our policy has always been, should any government authority issue a mandatory evacuation order that affects your stay, we will refund 100% of your rental amount for the days impacted by the order, minus a 20% administrative fee.
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Inconveniences

  • 3 of 5

So the first day we were there, we noted the sink in one of the master suites was not draining, we were told someone would be out that next day while we were out by the pool, we came back and it was still not draining. We were resting, almost falling asleep and a bang at the door woke us up and had to vacate our room so he can fix.----not very pleasant.

The umbrellas and chairs were a good option, however, the umbrella was broken and beaten up very bad, so we had to rent our own during our stay.

Lastly, the keypad to open the door was not working on the last day. We were going to enjoy a stroll the last day on the beach but my mom had to stay behind as I didn't' get the text back from the manager in time to let me know that she was aware that it was being fickle and that we should ask the maintenance to bring up the key.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is important to provide timely responses when an owner is working to address/resolve any issues a guest may be experiencing. Scheduling repairs can be a challenge in a busy resort town, especially during peak times like Spring Break. As a courtesy, I TRY to schedule any necessary repairs while the guest has vacated the unit so as to not interrupt their vacation. This cannot be guaranteed, and depends greatly on the guest's timely interaction with owner/manager. Waiting hours, or overnight, to respond to texts/questions, will adversely affect scheduling. This guest’s account of reporting the sink not draining the day they arrived is misleading as I was not notified until 9 o’clock that night. Further, to provide an owner only 2.5 hours of vacancy to both schedule and complete a repair is simply not plausible. Door lock was working/not working intermittently and I notified guest if, for some reason, was not working after their walk, I could have maintenance bring a key up to them. I would never advise a guest to “go to maintenance for a key” because maintenance would never give a key to a guest without the owner’s approval. Guest texted me at 6:30AM/Sunday regarding lock. I texted back at 7:30AM with above solution and questions. I received no response until after 10AM. Lock had been serviced the week before their arrival, but has since been replaced. Other reviews confirm that I am an extremely attentive and prompt owner/manager who tries very hard to give each and every guest a positive experience. While I am certainly sorry this guest experienced any issues at all, effective and efficient communication from the guest is imperative to achieving a positive result.
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Alpharetta, GA
5

Beautiful & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

The unit was decorated so beautifully. It's very well maintained and immaculately clean. Check in was easy and was the perfect location. We will definitely recommend this to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hattiesburg, MS
5

Great Vacay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Luau 7109. The room was very spacious. High floor provided great view of coastline and beach. Short walk to the beach and to tram pick up for Baytown Wharf. There were plenty of beach chairs/umbrellas for use provided by the unit -- we had brought our own and used them but will know for next time! Very convenient to have access to beach supplies and not have to pack.

Pool was GREAT!! Very large and not overcrowded as other resorts usually are. My girls loved the pool which came in handy due to June grass present on beach.

We had a great time and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice and very comfortable. Minutes from beach -great pool.

  • 4 of 5

View was more parking lot than beach but was close to beach

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide an accurate representation of properties, and photos on VRBO page are from inside the actual unit itself. As is further confirmed in other guest reviews, this condo offers beautiful views from every window. Like most condominium neighborhoods, Luau does have parking garages attached to lowest floors. However, being on the 11th floor, you would need to be at window, looking down to see them.
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5

Great Location, Great Condo, Great Manager

  • 5 of 5

I just spend 6 days renting in Panama City and it was over populated and ran down from spring breakers. So, I has my reservations when moving to this condo. My family and I could not have been more pleased. The location on the resort of Sandestin was absolutely perfect. The condo we stayed in was perfect. it was on the 11th floor. High enough to drown out any noise, but not too high for waiting for the elevator. The view of the beach was great. The whole building was clean and enough covered parking for everyone. The condo was completely and felt new. I can't say enough for the manager. She was always there to answer my simple questions. She helped us when we needed to check in early. I would recommend her to any of my family and/or friends who are heading in that direction. We'll definitely be calling her again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sandestin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Aug 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
$285
$1,850
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 26 2017 - Mar 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 2 2018 - Apr 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
$285
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

To avoid VRBO service fee, contact manager directly by selecting "Send Email" on far right side of page. Holiday Rates will apply. $250 Security Deposit required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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