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WOW!! Stunning Bay & Golf Views! GOLF CART INCLUDED!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

This pristine 1 Bedroom has JUST been completely refreshed (fresh paint throughout, new area rug, new linens for bed, new towels, etc...) December 2017 and is the perfect perch overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, the 14th hole of The Links Golf Course, and the Baytowne Marina. Well equipped for everything for everyone!


Enjoy Sandestin Resort in this remodeled gem. Just steps away from the pool. This "retreat" is located near shopping, dining, golf, entertainment and all that Sandestin has available to offer.

WE HAVE ADDED the "BEACH RETREAT" to our family of "Retreats" for you to enjoy since September 2017 (VRBO# 1144571) which also offers the same unique experience that those have appreciated with this condo!

More Details

Cheryl Bateman and Franc Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

Why Cheryl Bateman and Franc Jones chose Sandestin

Close to the action, an unrivaled view of fireworks, Baytowne Marina, dolphins in the bay and a Neighborhood pool!

What makes this condo unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing Condo, Beautiful Area!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This is one review we are very happy to write, and is long over due. We celebrated our wedding anniversary in Sandestin, and had an amazing time. It was such a great experience we didn’t want to leave, and are already planning for next year. The hosts are very welcoming; can’t say enough about them, they are wonderful people. Their condo is very clean with a perfect view, and comes with everything you would need for a beach vacation. They also gave us great tips on the area, so we were busy having fun every day. The golf cart was a nice bonus, perfect to make runs to the beach, bar, and shops. This was an absolutely wonderful experience, one that we highly recommend.

Date of arrival

October 2, 2016
Oct 2016
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Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A hairdryer provided for your convenience
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • There is a king size bed and additional guests have inflatable mattresses and bedding supplied for their convenience.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews
Medina, TN

Beautiful condo with everything you'll need or want!

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl has stocked this condo with so many things to make your vacation even easier- beach towels and chairs, kitchen supplies, etc! It is beautiful with a great view of the golf course and marina. We enjoyed watching the fireworks from the deck! I think one of our favorite things about the stay was the availability of the golf cart! It was so fun to hop on it and ride over to Baytown Warf or Grande Boulevard for dinner, ice cream, shopping, or entertainment! My kids also loved riding it through the tunnel over to the beach! We had a great week and have already recommended the condo to friends! Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always fun for us to watch and enjoy the fun, delight and ease of our guests staying at "The Retreat"! Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and your friends back home. We are proud and excited when others share our love for the area, the beauty and all aspects of "resort life". Thank you for your compliments and kind words. We look forward to your return visit!! Cheryl and Franc
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Wildwood, MO, USA

Perfect “Retreat”

  • 5 of 5

The “Retreat,” as owners Cheryl and Franc call their vacation rental is exactly that! It is a fabulous place that is better stocked than my own home! It is so pretty and comfortable that even a rainy day inside was satisfying as well as relaxing. The condo is close to everything and the golf cart that comes with it is perfect to take to the nearby shops and restaurants. With all the craziness that comes with the area, the resort is a perfect oasis in that one could literally stay all week without ever needing a car. But you’ll want to on occasion so you can spend some time on Destin’s beautiful beaches and hiking trails. I heartily recommend staying at the “Retreat.” You won’t be sorry!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Condo is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The condo was above an beyond You don't need anything except your toothbrush Cheryl has thought of everything We enjoyed feeding the ducks watching golfers an big boats We will be returning Thanks Cheryl for sharing your condo with us Scott an Debbie from Chattanooga Tennessee

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for above and beyond review! We DO try to think of anything and everything a guest might want/need while at The Retreat! We are excited about being part of the experience here at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and want your first impression to be a lasting one! We look forward to having you return.... Cheryl and Franc
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Franklin, TN

Sorry I could not put into words how amazing our stay was. Thank you so much!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from what could be the among the most relaxing weekends we've had in recent memory. Thank you to Cheryl and Franc for playing a huge part in this and hosting us and making our stay comfortable, hospitable, and relaxing. We felt we were on a staycation....on vacation while at your own house yet enjoying everything the Destin area has to offer as first time visitors. I was here for a conference and conveniently took the golf cart to class each morning and rushed back at noon to enjoy the rest of the day with the family.....

My wife and I always do our research and have travelled to many cities and countries together. So as customary, we read all the reviews of this property and thousands of reviews of nearby properties. We settled on this one due to the fast communication and humble profile of the hosts. I can honestly say for the first time in my life, the accommodations were better than pictured. The hosts thought about everything that guests could need.

For piece of mind, you can read all the reviews after mine. They are 100% true and positive. While my wife and I enjoyed the stay, my daughter stayed busy feeding the turtles and fishes right from the balcony. All 3 of us enjoyed the short golf cart drive to the beach, restaurants, Public, and just exploring around. Thank you so much Cheryl and Franc. See you again very soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, WOW and WOW!! I am finding this equally difficult to respond to your experience, awe and wonderment as a first time comer to "The Retreat". Your words, observations and comments that you have shared with the VRBO community have left us speechless.....thank you. We LOVE our resort and especially LOVE those that share our fascination and delight with this very special area. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon! We'll be sure to be well stocked up with turtle and duck food for your daughter! Thank you again for your kind comments.... Cheryl and Franc
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Relaxing anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our 5 year anniversary getaway at this property. Cheryl and Franc were very welcoming and made our stay very pleasant. I would highly recommend staying at this property. Not only a very nice condo but the owners make sure you are all taken care of during your stay. We will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at "The Retreat"! It was a delight you and your wife have your here for your special celebration! We get as excited as our guests when there is something special to celebrate so that you for allowing us to share in your anniversary milestone! We hope to see you back again! Cheryl and Franc
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  • 5 of 5

Cheryl was an amazing communicator and so welcoming for the family we sent to Destin. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to be part of this exceptional experience and thank you and your foundation for making a little boys wishes come true! Whether it be a much needed vacation, celebration or a quick getaway, we strive to meet and exceed your expectations. Thank you for reinforcing and sharing with others that this was the case with you and the family you hosted. I truly hope we have the opportunity to have our paths cross again. Until then........ Cheryl and Franc
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village of Baytowne Wharf
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Links, Baytowne, & Raven Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Village of Baytowne Wharf
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.