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No "Fees!"* Walk to the Beach! Family Friendly! Private Wifi, Netflix, Tram Incl

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Pic of sunrise taken by guest Nadia from this condo. Good morning!

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8), Beach view, Beach side, corner balcony

Welcome to SEVENTH SUN! This unit is not directly on the beach. It is just behind Elephant Walk/Sandestin Hilton, the beach access area, and adjacent to the parking lot to the beach access area. So you are as close to the beach as the folks who drive over, but you can walk right out of your condo to go to the beach. It is literally a three minute stroll to the beach. Luau has the best pool in the resort, and it is a salt water pool. There is a small tiki hut that is open seasonally.

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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, including beach stuff and kitchen stuff. We have upgraded the standard Cox cable so that you can watch SEC football, and we have our own private, secure, wifi so that you can connect with our password and get some work done with no privacy issues, and stream a Netflix movie or surf the internet with no buffering or connection loss. (Luau does not provide free wifi, and even when you pay for it, it is not very good.) Remember, we love this unit and we come and stay in it when we can, and I am very picky. And for as much as you pay, you should be, too. I am always open to suggestion on what I can do to make the condo better for you. So please, let me know your ideas on what to do.


This unit has been renovated by us, with rectified travertine tile floors (tiny grout lines), and labrador blue eyes granite in the kitchen. 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 bathrooms have tub/showers with spray wands to hose the kids off. And there is also a full size stacked washer and dryer. We have replaced the old water heaters with Euro-style tankless, in-line water heaters, which means hot water is instant, and never runs out. The three TVs and DVD players in the unit are new blu-ray and internet capable devices. The living room TV has the enhanced Cox cable box, which allows you to get many more channels on cable, including the SEC Network, a must for our fall football season guests.

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 lots of beach stuff in it. 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 seventh floor 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. This unit is a corner unit with a wrap-around balcony, south and west facing, on the seventh floor of Tower II, making it just about the absolute best location in the Luau complex. The expansive windows in this unit make you feel like you are on top of the world, with a view of the beach, golf course, and bay in the distance. Moreover, there are no nearby units or buildings, so even though it is open and light, there is privacy. The only sound interrupting the ocean waves will be the laughter of your children. The location of this unit on the south/west side of the building means you can enjoy your tea or coffee, wine or beer, on the balcony and watch the sunset and seasonal fireworks at Elephant Walk.

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 waking up with the rising sun and lapping waves, and having a cup of coffee with the golden sunrise and the distant peal of seagulls.

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 two queen beds, and has its own bath. The living room, with its queen sofa bed, can access the master bath. This unit sleeps 6 in comfy beds, another two on the pullout sofa, and I also provide two port-a-cribs because I remember when I needed two. (fun days, good memories, tired me) I also have a high chair if you need one. There is a 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.

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 live in Destin if you need anything. My maintenance man, Johnny, is on the resort, and can fix just about 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 one other unit at Luau. It is vrbo618193. It is a studio with not as good a view, but it is much more affordable, and really cute. I also have two units at Westwinds, vrbo429145 and 436647, also two bedroom units. And at Westwinds, I have golf carts you are welcome to use. 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. Each of my condos is completely different, in location and in feel. Please feel free to call me or email me if you have any questions. I want your vacation to be perfect, and even if I do not have the right unit for you, I might be able to help you find it.


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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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 7
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Two elevators service this building

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age 12 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Luau is right behind the Elephant Walk beach access. The only thing between Luau and the beach is a parking lot in which people park to go to the beach. ...moreless

  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort:

    Luau is the newest beachside property at Sandestin Resort. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Two elevators service this building...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 December
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
2016 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$200
2017 Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
2017 Spring Break
Mar 4 - Apr 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$300
2017 Late Spring
Apr 17 - May 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
2017 Summer! Yay!
May 21 - Aug 19, 2017
6 night min stay
$400
2017 Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$250
2017 Fall
Sep 4 - Nov 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
2017 December
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$150
2017 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$200
2018 Winter
Jan 3 - Mar 9, 2018
4 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150

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:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

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

Why the Owner Chose Sandestin, Miramar Beach, FL, USA:
My first thought with regard to buying unit at Luau was 'I am a Westwinds girl, and there is no way I am going to drag kids and stuff over to the beach.' And then I walked into it, and my heart melted. This unit is so special. The view really reminds me that I am in a spectacular resort. I love seeing the Hilton and the golf course, and the beach and bay. There are no other buildings around, and the privacy is wonderful. The building sits on a hill, and you can really feel the breezes, even at the pool. Everything is new because Luau is the newest building at Sandestin. The saltwater pool is fantastic, and everyone who works at Luau is wonderful. This unit is truly special.

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.


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Pic of sunrise taken by guest Nadia from this condo.  Good morning!

    Pic of sunrise taken by guest Nadia from this condo. Good morning!

  • Two walls of windows and the wrap around balcony give you an incredible view.

    Two walls of windows and the wrap around balcony give you an incredible view.

  • View from the wrap around balcony and living room. The beach access very close.

    View from the wrap around balcony and living room. The beach access very close.

  • The kitchen is stocked with coffee items, spices, cooking basics, baggies, etc.

    The kitchen is stocked with coffee items, spices, cooking basics, baggies, etc.

  • The foyer with room for beach stuff, 4 beach chairs, cart and umbrella included.

    The foyer with room for beach stuff, 4 beach chairs, cart and umbrella included.

  • Master Bed room with king bed.  The room is small, but you cannot beat the view.

    Master Bed room with king bed. The room is small, but you cannot beat the view.

  • The second bedroom has two queen beds and a bathroom, a kitchenette, and big tv.

    The second bedroom has two queen beds and a bathroom, a kitchenette, and big tv.

  • Living area is surrounded by a wraparound corner balcony and large windows.

    Living area is surrounded by a wraparound corner balcony and large windows.

  • In case you were wondering, no, it does not get better than this.  :)

    In case you were wondering, no, it does not get better than this. :)

  • The beautiful pool is right below the condo.

    The beautiful pool is right below the condo.

  • The Sandestin Resort firework on July 4th are right in front of the balcony.

    The Sandestin Resort firework on July 4th are right in front of the balcony.

  • The full moon on the beach. You really feel like you are in a resort.

    The full moon on the beach. You really feel like you are in a resort.

  • Beautiful pic at twilight taken by guest Jennifer.  I just had to share.

    Beautiful pic at twilight taken by guest Jennifer. I just had to share.

  • Dining area. The window is over exposed, but the view is spectacular.

    Dining area. The window is over exposed, but the view is spectacular.

  • View from Master Bedroom, tv with blueray and Netflix.

    View from Master Bedroom, tv with blueray and Netflix.

  • Huge second bedroom with two queen beds and amazing view of the beach and ocean.

    Huge second bedroom with two queen beds and amazing view of the beach and ocean.

  • Luau has the best pool in the resort, a waterfall, and it is a salt water pool.

    Luau has the best pool in the resort, a waterfall, and it is a salt water pool.

  • Sidewalk path to the beach access takes three minutes and you are there.

    Sidewalk path to the beach access takes three minutes and you are there.

  • The Sandestin shoreline. Luau is just behind the beach access on the far right.

    The Sandestin shoreline. Luau is just behind the beach access on the far right.

  • Spectacular sunset views span from the gulf to the bay.

    Spectacular sunset views span from the gulf to the bay.

  • Tram pass to the Village at Baytowne Wharf is included.

    Tram pass to the Village at Baytowne Wharf is included.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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