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Spectacular View, Top Floor, End Unit; Booking Spring Break and Summer already!

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 with Fabulous Bay Views

The spectacular Bay view from this unit is unrivaled and glorious. Open the door and step out onto your private, corner balcony with 8th floor vistas. Breathe deeply. Rest your eyes upon the glistening waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Look down upon the manicured Grand Lawn and pristine southern gardens. In the distance, the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico wait patiently for you. The walk-in pool and hot tubs below invite you in, when you are ready. The Village of Baytowne Wharf beckons you to explore, feast, shop, play and dance. But first, kick off your shoes, sit down to rest, and watch the sunset God painted for your arrival.

This one bedroom, two bath condominium is tastefully decorated in tropical hues and has brand-new plush carpet (Nov 2013). The upscale kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a collection of Pampered Chef kitchen tools for those who like to cook occasionally. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, flat screen TV, double vanity and gorgeous marble shower with a soaker tub. The living room chairs and sleeper sofa make TV and movie time comfortable and easy. The dining room table seats four, with two additional bar stools for casual eaters. A second full bath/shower is conveniently located off the kitchen and there is plenty of storage space throughout if you're staying a month or two.

From the elegant and stately Lobby of the Grand Sandestin, step out onto the walking porch and follow the seashell cobblestone sidewalk to the delicious array of restaurants, including the best French restaurant on the Emerald Coast (with a local seafood flair!). The entire Village awaits you with eateries, boutiques, nightclubs, wine tastings, live music, ice skating, a playground, ice cream shops and a merry-go-round. Walk the pier to feed the fish, take photos or watch for dolphins. Stop for drinks or check out where Another Broken Egg is located for your morning breakfast.

The pedestrian-friendly Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has miles of paved jogging and bike paths. Cardio and weight-lifting equipment is at your disposal in the fitness room. The Resort boasts four championship golf courses, fifteen world class tennis courts and Jolee Island to explore. The Marina offers kayaks, YOLO paddle boards, jet skis, boats and bike rentals. End your perfect day with a sunset dinner cruise aboard the Solaris.

Local seafood, homemade donuts, maritime forests, windswept sand dunes, rare coastal dune lakes and the largest Designer Outlet mall in the United States are all within two to three miles outside the resort for your exploring days.

More Details

Chris Manion
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Chris Manion

We left Chicago winters behind to live in this dreamy resort and wish to share it with as many as we can. The soul needs beauty to restore itself from time to time. We live on property, so if you need anything, we're close at hand. Our son is a Second Class Petty Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard; our daughter teaches high school English in Michigan. We are proud of them both and highly supportive of families and parents who raise them. We are happily married 38 years and love welcoming newlyweds!

Chris Manion purchased this condo in 2004

Why Chris Manion chose Sandestin

The resort's beauty is widely known. The exquisite view from this unit is rarely found. This is an end unit. Your balcony is semi-private, with a unit to the left, but none above or to the right.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making our stay in the Sandestin area so special. You were always attentive to our needs when anything was required. We felt very at home in your comfortable and luxurious condo. The sunsets were spectacular, as was the entire setting at the Village. I loved my daily walks on the pier and surrounding area. Spectacular! The only disappointment was the cool first couple months. Other than that, everything was excellent. Thanks again for everything.
Dec 2014
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Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Deep soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
FAQ How far away is the beach? Gulf of Mexico sugar-white sand beach is 1.2 miles away, within the resort Is the pool heated? The pool is heated during certain holidays during the year (i.e.Thanksgiving week, Christmas to New Year's) It is zero-gravity entry, like walking into the water at the beach! Is there a kiddie pool? Yes Parking? An underground, secure parking garage provides a discreet entrance via elevator for one of your vehicles. Additional outdoor parking is available just out front of the Grand.


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Spectacular View, Top Floor, End Unit; Booking Spring Break and Summer already!
average rating of 4.8831167 based on 78 reviews

February 2018 Review

  • 5 of 5

This 8th floor condo is a very nice clean unit with a beautiful view of the bay & nice pool & grounds below. Joe and Chris were nice to meet and very responsive in answering any questions etc. I enjoyed my stay at the condo & the golfing on the nearby courses was fun!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this condo! We enjoyed the pool, the beach, shopping, playing, bike riding, and the incredible view.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairhope, Alabama

Fanastic condo.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very nice, clean, and with a great view. The owners and staff we dealt with could not have been nicer.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top floor

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and fabulous views! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

A well kept condo with most amenities close by.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful comfortable condo near Baytown wharf. Third visit to this condo and loved it everytime

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation resort with everything in walking distance. Great pool beautiful landscaping very secure environment. Great shopping, bars and restaurants

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baytowne Beer Festival October 14-15, 2016

Sandestin Gumbo Festival February 17-18, 2017

Sandestin Wine Festival April 20-23, 2017

Destin Charity Wine Auction April 28-30, 2017


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning/Management Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

13% = 6% Florida sales tax, 1% Walton county sales tax, 4% bed tax + 2% Village Resort Fee.
IMPORTANT: The VRBO payment processing system mandates that the initial rent payment be made by credit/debit card. We would greatly appreciate your final payment be made with the echeck option, so we may avoid the merchant services credit card fee. SNOWBIRDS: Final payments made via credit/debit card will be subject to a 3% credit card processing fee (5% international). Monthly renters may elect to mail a personal check 22 days prior to arrival (normal final payment is due 15 days prior).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.