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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to CADY CAY! 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, 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. You also get personal touches that are unique to renting from an owner directly, such as being able to use our golf cart and bikes. You have come to VRBO. If you are truly ready for the By Owner experience, and if you trust that I will do everything under my control to provide you and your family with the absolute best beach vacation experience possible, then this is the place for you.

This unit has been renovated by us, with rectified travertine tile floors (no grout lines), and blue pearl granite in the kitchen and all bathrooms. The kitchen has new appliances, including a refrigerator with rapid temperature recovery so that you can stuff it full without worrying that your milk will spoil. The master bath has an enormous shower with a rain-shower shower head. And there is also a full size stacked washer and dryer. The three TVs and DVD players in the unit are new blu-ray and internet capable devices, and can access our Netflix account, giving you access to thousands of movies, documentaries, and tv shows, for free. The living room tv has an 'SEC Box' that upgrades the basic cable and allows you to get the SEC Network football games, plus many more channels you cannot get with the basic cable provided by the resort. Our Westwinds building has provided free wifi for years, and we have always had problems with a bad or no connection. We have remedied this by purchasing a separate internet account just for you. Your devices will find our 'kimble4822' network, and you can connect with our private password. Besides giving you a reliable internet connection, you also have a secure connection, perfect for work or confidential data.

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 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 area has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games, books and magazines, and lots of dvds in the living room. I provide 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, Ecru New York. You will be welcomed with Italian candies on your pillow and a small gift on your nightstand. 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.

The height of this condo is such that you can experience everything for which you came to the Emerald Coast. The blue-green water and snowy-sand beach lay just beyond the balcony. Moreover, this unit is on the 15th floor, which is the penthouse floor. There are only four units on the entire floor, and the adjacent unit is never rented. The building tower next door is Southwinds, and it cannot be rented, so it is always empty. The only sound interrupting the ocean waves will be the laughter of your children. The location of this unit on the east side of the building means you can enjoy your tea or coffee, wine or beer, on the balcony without getting hammered by the sun and without getting blown away by the gales. Summer is wonderful, but I hope you have a chance to go in the off season. There is nothing better than throwing the balcony doors open and falling asleep to the rising moon and lapping waves, and waking up to the golden sunrise and the distant peal of seagulls.

The decor is very family friendly, with soft, beachy colors, butter-soft leather couch, big and comfy thick mattresses, and bar stools that will never stub a little barefoot toe. The kitchen back splash is done entirely in hand cut, hand placed Venetian glass smalti tiles, inspiring your children to name every fish, which is actually possible, including Sponge Bob. The dining room chandelier has over fifty feet of hand strung glass beads, and has inspired many games of I-Spy. All of the art work is original, and has a beachy, off-beat vibe, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. 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 its own bath. The living room, with its queen sofa bed, can access the half bath. 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.
We also have the most wonderful housekeepers, Sue and Suzie, 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 am the owner and not a management company, and I want to give you personal service and make your vacation very special.

I have uploaded a video I took of the unit and pool and beach. It is 37 minutes. It is very thorough, and I want you to be sure this is the place for you. Right by the photos, there is a tab with a video camera on it, where you can see the video. Fair warning -- it is just me and hubby's camera, and I am not expecting an Oscar nomination.

I have one other unit, also at Westwinds. It is vrbo429145. 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 unit. It is completely different, in building location and in feel.

We just bought a new six seater golf cart, teal to match the condo, that you are welcome to use if you like. You can use it to troll over to the bay side and visit Baytowne Wharf or The Boulevard, where the Publix and the Carmike Cinema is located.

P.S. This unit is available for short term rentals (two weeks or less) only. While I have loved having my snowbirds in years past, we have made the difficult decision to keep the unit open in January and February for shorter term guests.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 15
  • 1170 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Level II, mobilty impairment compatible, with grab bars at toilet and in shower, shower seat, and hand-held sprayer, and handicap height toilet, but not wheelchair accessible throughout....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Port-a-crib...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Fine for kids or teens, not the best choice for adults....moreless

  • King size beds (1) In Master, Queen size Beds (1) In Guest, Twin or Single Beds (1) In Guest, Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Grab bars by toilet and in shower, bench in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    There is central access to this half bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lush tropical gardens beautifully landscaped, heated pool in winter, exercise room, sunset viewing deck on the beach, gated beach access, private beach with no overcrowding, and dolphins and seagulls that just seem to enjoy our frontage of the beach more than the others....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Shelves full of books that you are welcome to take and share. The next time you come back, we would love to have your share books, too. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray...moreless

  • Games:

    Cabinet full of family board games and cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The counter also has four bar stools, for a total of 8 dining seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    The TVs access broadband, and receive Netflix. There are thousands of movies and tv shows available to you for free....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Good cell phone reception...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New, front loading machine, with HE detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Two: One thermal carafe and one warmer plate. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for a big family, plus paper plates and plastic cups also provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops, inlaid glass backsplash, tile floor, completely renovated. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Your basic electric in-stove oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    I stock basic items in case you forgot something at the store, coffee stuff, spices, zip-lock bags and foil, laundry soap, garbage bags, wipes, beach stuff, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With in-line water filter, ice maker, and dispersed cooling system so that your milk will never spoil due to overloading....moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth glass electric cooktop. Special flat-bottomed cookware provided....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    We have our family bikes down there and you are welcome to borrow them. Please ask me about them, because they may already be promised to the guests in my other unit....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    We have two golf carts down there, and you are welcome to borrow one. One is a six seater, and the other is a four seater. Please ask me whether both or just one is available for your dates....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Skim boards and/or boogie boards are in the beach closet....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Fall
Aug 28 - Nov 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$250
2016 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$350
2016 December
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
2016 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
2017 Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
2017 Spring Break
Mar 4 - Apr 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$400
2017 Late Spring
Apr 17 - May 20, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
2017 Summer! Yay!
May 21 - Aug 19, 2017
6 night min stay
$500
2017 Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$350
2017 Fall
Sep 4 - Nov 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$350
2017 December
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
2017 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$350
2018 Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$180

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • My fixed costs $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

This 15th Floor 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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Sandestin, Miramar Beach, FL, USA:
We looked at many properties in the area, from Ft. Walton Beach to Seaside and Blue Mountain. This was by far the most expensive condo we looked at. And we fell in love. The first thing that grabbed us is the view. The second thing was the beautiful unit itself. I love the layout, with the two bedrooms separated on opposite sides of the condo. The last thing was the pool and beach access. The pool is beautifully landscaped, and the beach is never crowded. We have not become rich through this investment, but we have enjoyed many family vacations at the beach. We have also met many wonderful guests who have shared this condo with us, and contributed a tiny bit of positive energy that stays within this property.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

 

Photos

  • Photo sent to me by guest Darek.  I just had to share it with you.

    Photo sent to me by guest Darek. I just had to share it with you.

  • Balcony: Dolphins seem to love it right in front of our balcony.

    Balcony: Dolphins seem to love it right in front of our balcony.

  • Kitchen: New appliances, remodeled with tile and granite, mosaic back splash

    Kitchen: New appliances, remodeled with tile and granite, mosaic back splash

  • DR: Dining table seats four. Beautiful mosaic on floor, and artsy chandelier.

    DR: Dining table seats four. Beautiful mosaic on floor, and artsy chandelier.

  • Living Room: Kid friendly, luxurious and What a View!

    Living Room: Kid friendly, luxurious and What a View!

  • Master bedroom has view of ocean, balcony, big tv, and Netflix.  East facing.

    Master bedroom has view of ocean, balcony, big tv, and Netflix. East facing.

  • Guest: Queen and XLTwin, great for adults or kids, beautiful view and en suite.

    Guest: Queen and XLTwin, great for adults or kids, beautiful view and en suite.

  • Laundry Area: Stacked full size washer and dryer, and beach fun stuff.

    Laundry Area: Stacked full size washer and dryer, and beach fun stuff.

  • Great pic of Sandestin beachfront.  Westwinds is on right, beige with red roof.

    Great pic of Sandestin beachfront. Westwinds is on right, beige with red roof.

  • Pool at twilight. Pool is heated in winter and great even at night. Hot tub, too

    Pool at twilight. Pool is heated in winter and great even at night. Hot tub, too

  • The Village. Ride over in the golf cart.... no tram, no waiting, 5 mins, easy.

    The Village. Ride over in the golf cart.... no tram, no waiting, 5 mins, easy.

  • Double rainbow viewed from balcony.  Thank you, Lisa, for sending me this pic.

    Double rainbow viewed from balcony. Thank you, Lisa, for sending me this pic.

  • A stormy day at the beach (although rare) from this balcony, is really cool.

    A stormy day at the beach (although rare) from this balcony, is really cool.

  • Breakfast bar seats four more. The mosaic back splash inundates with color.

    Breakfast bar seats four more. The mosaic back splash inundates with color.

  • The new golf cart, teal to match the condo.  Driven to Starbucks, of course.

    The new golf cart, teal to match the condo. Driven to Starbucks, of course.

  • LR: Leather sofa and a gorgeous view of the ocean. Flatscreen, BluRay, Netflix

    LR: Leather sofa and a gorgeous view of the ocean. Flatscreen, BluRay, Netflix

  • Master: King bed, lovely art work, en suite bathroom, and ocean view.

    Master: King bed, lovely art work, en suite bathroom, and ocean view.

  • Master Bath: Renovated, tile and granite, compatible with mobilty impaired.

    Master Bath: Renovated, tile and granite, compatible with mobilty impaired.

  • Guest Bath: Renovated, tile and granite, en suite.

    Guest Bath: Renovated, tile and granite, en suite.

  • Beach view of Westwinds building. Fifteenth floor is at wide band near bldg top

    Beach view of Westwinds building. Fifteenth floor is at wide band near bldg top

  • Tropical lagoon landscaped pool, lots of lawn chairs, heated in winter.

    Tropical lagoon landscaped pool, lots of lawn chairs, heated in winter.

  • The Village.  Walk around and enjoy the beauty. Lots to do for adults and kids.

    The Village. Walk around and enjoy the beauty. Lots to do for adults and kids.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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