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NO "FEES!"* Perfect for Kids! Sandestin/ Westwinds, Golf Cart, Bikes, Privt WiFi

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,370 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Ground Level, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Perfect for Kids!

Welcome to PASCAL HARBOR! This unit is ON THE BEACH. It is literally a two minute stroll to the beach, one minute to the pool.

^There is a short Video of this unit you can watch by clicking the camera tab just above the main picture on vrbo.

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*I try to make my rate as transparent as possible. The rate is a nightly rate. My fixed costs are 150 per rental. This means longer stays will have a lower per noctem rate, and my guests who stay longer are fairly rewarded. Total tax (state and county) is 11%. The "Service Fee" you see is added by vrbo, not I.

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We are the Kimbles, a family with seven children, including our adopted teenage son from Venezuela, and we would love for you to stay at our condo. We rely on rental income from you to afford this unit, and we know how competitive rentals are right now. What we have to offer you, besides reasonable rates, is a condo that we love to come to when we can, and that we have stuffed full of everything you need for a wonderful family vacation.

I want your vacation to be stress free, and most importantly, as much a vacation for mom as for the kids. In pursuit of this goal, I stock this unit with basic kitchen sundries, such as salt and spices, sugar, tea and coffee, condiments and more. I also keep paper plates and plastic cups, foil, wraps, and ziplock bags in the cabinets for you. Under the sink I have soap, dishwasher pods, wipes and garbage bags. The laundry room has detergent and dryer sheets, and I keep office supplies and first aid items there, also. I have basic bathroom items under the sink, and the beach closet has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have a free Netflix account just for you, giving you access to thousands of movies, tv shows and documentaries. The second bedroom has a dvd player for the kids, even though my daughter tells me no one watches dvds anymore. The cable mini box gets the SEC channel, which allows you to get the SEC Network football games, plus many more channels. Our Westwinds building has provided free wifi for years, but my hubby needs a secure connection to check his work emails. We have remedied this by purchasing a separate internet account just for this condo. Your devices will find our 'kimble4701' network, and you can connect with our private password. Besides giving you a reliable high speed internet connection, perfect for work or confidential data, you can also watch movies and other media.

I provide the towels and linens, not a service. This means that you have the highest quality sheets I could find, Comphy brand, and the highest hotel-quality towels I could buy. I also provide you with the highest quality bathroom amenities I could find. I really hope all of your needs are covered, and if you can think of anything else that I can supply for you, just let me know.

Moreover, this unit is the most private and beautiful true lobby level unit in the building. If your toddler pitches over the balcony rail, he will get grass stains on his face, and not much more. The pool and beach are literally seconds away, and no elevator waiting. The flowers and palm trees right outside make you feel like you are in the Garden of Eden, and the privacy of this end unit will make you dispense with the fig leaf.

There is nothing more important to us than your family and the precious time you have for your vacation. The decor is kid friendly, with happy art work and soft colors. I love to go antiquing, especially at the beach, and the condo is full of my finds; so, whether really cool or just junk, they seem to fit happily. We know you will love this unit, and we hope that you will feel it love you right back.

Oh, I almost forgot -- Here is the boring information. This is a two bedroom unit. The master has a king bed and its own bath. The guest has a queen bed and twin bed, and has a bath that the living room, with its queen sofa bed, can also access. This unit sleeps 7 in comfy beds, and I also provide two port-a-cribs because I remember when I needed two. (fun days, good memories, tired me) I also have baby equipment like high chairs, pumpkin seat slings, and strollers, and toddler equipment like bed bumpers, sleeping cot, floaties and motion sensors (to make sure you know the kids are up) that you are welcome to use. There is a separate laundry room, with a new full-size stacked unit. There is also an enormous beach closet stuffed full of beach stuff right in the entryway so that you can kick off your flip-flops and drop your noodle and your pail as you come in from the beach.

This unit is the largest square foot two bedroom unit in Westwinds, and you can really feel that extra breathing room. Also, this unit has no next wall neighbors; it is the end unit and has three outside walls, and the fourth wall is the stairwell wall. Another unusual feature is that it has four sliding glass doors and two balconies that are on opposing walls, which give you a heavenly breeze throughout the unit when the weather is perfectly cool in the off season.

We also have the most wonderful housekeepers, Sue and Susie, who do the cleaning and who help me keep the unit spic and span. They pleasantly tolerate the closets and cabinets I have stuffed full of vacation extras for you guys, and are on site if you need anything. I want to be small and give you personal service and make your vacation very special.

If you have looked through the photos, and are still having difficulty orienting yourself in the building, unit, and the grounds, you might want to view the 22 minute video that I just took on March 8. The first fourteen minutes are in the unit, and the rest is on the grounds and beach. In the spirit of full disclosure, it is just me and hubby's camera, and it is not quite Oscar-worthy. But I know that a ground floor unit can be scary, and I am often asked, 'Can you see the beach?' and 'How close are you to the beach?' Certainly, this little video answers those questions better than photos.

I have two other units, also at Westwinds. They are vrbo436647 (with a golf cart) and vrbo1000304 (no golf cart). If this unit is already booked, or if there is something about it that you do not like, you can always take a look at the other units. They are completely different, in building location and in feel.

This condo has the use of our six seater golf cart at all times. However, beginning April 7, 2018, the golf cart will be co-opted, and this unit will have the golf cart one half of the time, on even numbered days.

Note: Beginning April 7, 2018, this condo will have the use of a six seater golf cart on EVEN NUMBERED DAYS. That is, you will have a golf cart for one half of your stay. The guest in my other unit will have use of the golf cart during the other times. You can use the golf cart to troll over to the bay side and visit Baytowne Wharf or The Boulevard, where the Publix and the Carmike Cinema is located.

You are welcome to call me if you have any questions about anything. I would love to have you and your family as my guests.

More Details

Owner
Belinda Kimble
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Belinda Kimble

I, Belinda Masdon Kimble, grew up in Haleyville, Alabama, about a six hour drive away from Destin, Florida. My uncle had a trailer at the trailer park that bites into part of the Sandestin resort, just on Hwy 98 called Destin East. I loved coming down with my girlfriends and staying there free, and driving into Ft. Walton for the night life, because in the late seventies and early eighties, there was nothing at Sandestin except the golf course, Clements Antiques, and Camping on the Gulf. Well, a lot has changed in my life and at Sandestin. I am so happy to have this condo, which we use at times in the off season, and rent out whenever we can.

We live in Birmingham, Alabama. The kids range in age from 28 to 13. We also have dogs, cats, birds, chinchillas, tortoises, and fish.

Belinda Kimble purchased this condo in 2011

Why Belinda Kimble chose Destin Area

My first thought with regard to buying a lobby level unit was 'no view, no privacy, no way.' And then I walked into it, and my heart melted. This unit is so special. The view has been called the Garden of Eden by guests, and the privacy is absolute. How can that be? Well, on any other given balcony, there are a half dozen balconies looking down at you. But this unit is on the end, with the interior wall adjacent to the stairwell, so there is no adjoining unit, and no nearby balconies. The garden area outside the balcony is seldom used, and it really does feel like you are in a secret garden. Cross winds blow through the balcony doors, and you can just feel your blood pressure drop several points. This unit is truly special.

What makes this condo unique

I want your vacation to be stress free, and most importantly, as much a vacation for mom as for the kids. In pursuit of this goal, I stock this unit with basic kitchen sundries, such as salt and spices, sugar and coffee. I also keep paper plates and plastic cups in the cabinets for you. The laundry area has detergent and dryer sheets, and I keep office supplies and first aid items there, also. I have basic bathroom items under the sink, and the beach closet has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games and lots of dvds in the living room, and each of the three flat screen tvs has Netflix and a dvd player. I do all the linens, not a service, including sheets and towels, and I provide the very best. I really hope all of your needs are covered, and if you can think of anything else that I can supply for you, just let me know.

Amenities

Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1370 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom is original. It has not been remodeled.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There are two doors for access by bedroom and living area.
  • 2 full baths, one extra sink area in the laundry room, and a second door into the second bathroom so that the living area has access to the bathroom, plus has its own sink area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , en suite bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , living area has access to second bathroom through laundry rm
  • King size beds (1) in Master, Queen size Beds (1) in Guest, Twin or Single Beds (1) in Guest, Baby Cribs (2) Portacrib provided, Queen size Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You are welcome to use anything we have there at the beach. We have two golf carts, both six seaters, down there. They are our personal golf carts. You are welcome to borrow one, if you like. Just ask me about it.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(131 traveler reviews)

NO "FEES!"* Perfect for Kids! Sandestin/ Westwinds, Golf Cart, Bikes, Privt WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 131 reviews
5

Great stay for a family vacation for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the condo. Owner Belinda provides absolutely everything for you, just bring your swimsuit! Great location to everything you need to see, do and so many close by options to grocery or eat out. Beautiful pool and well kept, lush grounds. The beach is to die for, green, clear gorgeous water and white sugar sand. Staff are friendly around the condo too. And my grandson's favorite, they sell snow-cones right on the beach! We have already discussed we would like to return next year. Thanks Belinda! We highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Westwinds 4701, Sandestin, Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a week-long vacation at Westwinds, Sandestin. It was my first time renting directly from a unit owner for a vacation. I had a great experience, and the family had a tremendous time! I highly recommend this unit and this resort area. The owner, Belinda, provided an immaculate space with all the things you would need, and then some, for your vacation. There were sand and water toys, a golf cart, bikes, tram passes, books for various age levels, board games, blue ray players, access to Netflix and private wi-fi, and just about everything you would have in your house - hair ties, sunscreen, tissue, scissors, towels, note pads, paper goods, dishes, pots/pans, and spices for cooking. We liked having first floor access to the pool and beach area. The unit is very spacious. The resort was family-friendly and low-key with a community feel to it. There are a variety of good restaurants and things to do within a short drive, as well as entertainment and dining options within the resort. You cannot go wrong with a stay here. Belinda is very welcoming and answers any questions or addresses any issues promptly. There is no detail left unconsidered in her accommodations. She even leaves a welcome gift for each occupant of the unit. It will be hard to top this one!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monroe, GA
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

When we went on our trip this October, we had just moved into our new home. My kids had spent an entire summer living in a bonus room with us at my parents house while we built our new home. That said, as exciting as it was to walk into our new house, I write that to let you know that it felt just as exciting to then a couple weeks later walk into Belinda's condo and have it feel like coming home. Our new house wasn't a home yet, but my kids have a been raised in that SanDestin condo one week out of the year their entire lives. It was the first time in months, it felt like we were home (except this home was already clean and well equipped for some serious beach fun).

I seriously don't know how I would ever break it to my kids or my heart if we were not able to get in our vacation there each year. It is the place we go to in our minds when we need a moment of calm or moment of happiness to look forward to. It is our happy place. Thank you Belinda for always being there to help us with any need or want we might have and taking such wonderful care of your properties and your guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have rented through VRBO in several locations in the past, but this condo by far exceeded our expectations. Belinda (the owner) was so thoughtful and amazing to deal this. My sister lives in the area, and she was so kind and generous with making sure they felt welcomed during our stay as well. This made our vacation so relaxing and fun. The condo was stocked with everything families need (especially with young children) as well as fantastic kitchenware for cooking. The Beach is beautiful and the pool is great (really warm in the winter)!! The property is clean and well maintained. You can take the golf cart to the Baytown Wharf/Sandestin areas for leisure activities and great food. I can't say enough nice things about Belinda. She was generous, caring, and very punctual with responses to any questions about our vacation. We return to the Sandestin area annually and will most definitely request to stay here again!! I recommend you come and explore this beautiful area!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

We have rented with VRBO quite a few times and this is by far the best managed we have had. The communication was great with very detailed instructions and tips for everything. The kitchen was the best stocked we have ever seen (included paper plates, plastic cups, all the spices you could need, new bottles of ketchup, sweeteners, k-cups for coffee, etc.). Baths had lots of shampoo, soap, conditioner, lotion (like a hotel basically). There is a beach and pool closet with everything you could imagine (chairs, boogie boards, swimming masks, 50 new tubes of sunscreen). There were also welcome gifts and snacks. Very, very well done. Would highly recommend Belinda's property. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington, LA
5

Great property, great owner, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property that is only steps from the beach. It is generously stocked with everything that we could have asked for and then some. Belinda (the owner) is super nice and accommodating. The pool is heated to around 85-90F making swimming enjoyable even in February. The golf cart was a great way to get around Sandestin and the kids loved riding in it. The condo is very well-kept and the appliances looked brand new. Thank you Belinda, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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This true Lobby Level Unit is the most beautiful at Westwinds, which is the most beautiful building, on the most beautiful beachfront location, at the most beautiful resort in the Florida panhandle.

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Rates & Availability

Sandestin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Summer! Yay!
May 27 2017 - Aug 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
2017 Late Summer
Aug 7 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2017 Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2017 December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
2017 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2018 Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
2018 Spring Break
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
2018 Late Spring
Apr 7 2018 - May 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
2018 Summer! Yay!
May 19 2018 - Aug 13 2018
6 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
2018 Late Summer
Aug 14 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
2018 Fall
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
2018 Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
2018 December
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
2018 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
2019 Winter
Jan 3 2019 - Mar 8 2019
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

My fixed costs $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

In the Fall and Winter, I welcome an excuse to offer you a discount by covering your cleaning fees: military, first responder, teacher, clergy, active or retired. It is my way of thanking you for everything you do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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