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NO "FEES!"* Walk to the Beach! Family Friendly! Private Wifi, Netflix, Tram Incl

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Belinda Kimble
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 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 2014

Why Belinda Kimble chose Destin Area

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.

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.

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Amenities

Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
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  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
5

Beautiful condo, beautiful property, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Short lil walk to the beach with a delicious beachfront restaurant. Awesome pool with hot tub. Tons of amenities in the condo! Quick response from owners. Gorgeous and perfect setup for a family of 4!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

With vacations, where you stay is half the battle. This property far exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was fantastic....and it was only made better better by Belinda and her willingness to accommodate our every need. Expect to see our family back very soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time staying in two weeks - Hurrican Irma Evacuees

  • 5 of 5

My two grandkids, myself and my parents had stayed at this condo for Labor Day weekend and had just returned home (Daytona Beach) to find out that Hurricane Irma was headed our way. Based on the projected path, we felt the safest place was back in the Destin area where we had just come from. The condo owner, Belinda, and I had kept in touch and she graciously offered for us to come back and stay at the condo at no charge since she didn't have a guest in the unit that week. Belinda is our hero! Having just come off of a vacation, we didn't have a lot of play money and I had already been searching hotel availability from Georgia to NC and not finding anything. It was an extremely stressful time that was made a lot better when we realized we had a place to go, if we needed it. We ended up staying there again for 6 nights while we rode out the storm and then waited for the highways to clear and for gas to be available. Belinda stayed in touch with us and her other guests to make sure we knew how to get in touch with her, housekeeping and maintenance if we needed anything and offered all of her resources. She is an amazing person and those that work for her told us the same! I absolutely, without any hesitation, recommend that you rent a vacation home from Belinda Kimble. You will definitely be glad that you did! The unit is so well stocked that all you need to do is show up. She communicates with you in such detail that you will have no questions and probably, like us, no issues during your stay.

I can't say enough how wonderful our experience was both times at Luau and with Belinda. We are looking forward to booking another week at one of her properties for next year and we can't wait because we know it will be as wonderful as our previous experiences.

Audra Morgan and Family

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best vacation condo rental!!

  • 5 of 5

I echo all of the previous reviews for Belinda Kimble and her condo at Luau. We stayed over Labor Day weekend and the condo is just beautifully decorated, immaculate and so well stocked that all you have to do is just "show up". When everyone else kept saying how well-stocked it was, I thought they just meant kitchen "stuff" like utensils, pots and pans, etc. Belinda has everything you could possibly need from paper products, including plates, utensils, coffee, sugar, sweeteners, pancake syrup, jellies, spices, oils...I could go on and on. All you need is your refrigerated items and all she asks is that if you finish something, just replace it for the next guest. Even the bathrooms had wipes, diapers, swim diapers...not that we needed them, but my goodness how thoughtful!

The beds were incredibly comfortable and she absolutely does have really nice linens and thick, thirsty towels. Everything worked well...we had no issues whatsoever while we were there. The pool is just down the elevator and the beach is a short walk.

We definitely want to plan to come back here next year for a full week, maybe 10 days. It's so peaceful and just a perfect vacation. Thank you so much, Belinda!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! The view and sounds were wonderful! The condo was incredibly stocked!!! We will definitely book with the Kimble's again!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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The best experience ever.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have picked a better place nor a better owner to rent our first condo in the Destin area from. Besides the extra effort Belinda takes to make sure you feel at home and details out all the necessary steps to make sure you get there and have a good time while you're there she truly cares about people and her renters.

Our family was in pretty bad car accident on the way down and Belinda went the extra mile to make sure we were safe, needed any extra help, made sure we were comfortable once we got there and made sure we were good to go when leaving. Tons of extra service and caring that you would never get from a standard rental service. She went well above and beyond to make sure we still had a good time even though it started out horrific.

Belinda is the best and her condos and service reflect that. We will definitely be back and will only be staying with Belinda. She has other condos in Sandestin so be sure to check them all out before staying somewhere else. You'll be glad you did.

-Gene & Jennifer

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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