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Partial View of Gulf from Prvt Deck/Prvt Beach/Free Golf/Free WiFi/Gated Access

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 470 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Condo, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

MOST DESIRABLE LOCATION of any studio at Sandpiper Cove. Enjoy the 1100 feet of private powder white sand beach with crystal clear emerald waters. Our condo is newly furnished with free wireless internet, new flat screen TV, CD/DVD, VCR, new granite counter tops in kitchen and bathroom, and is located right across the street from the Gulf of Mexico with a partial view of the beach from the patio. Also enjoy Destin's finest restaurant, The Louisiana Lagniappe, which is on-site at Sandpiper Cove.

In addition to this upstairs unit, we have a two bedroom condo and another studio (downstairs unit). Simply go to VRBO.com and search for property numbers 64897 and 40354.

More Details

Owner
John Jones
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About John Jones

We enjoy Sandpiper Cove and the beautiful Gulf year round. We have a boat and a small Jack Russell dog. Sandpiper Cove is our favorite place to go.

John Jones purchased this condo in 2011

Why John Jones chose Destin

Sandpiper Cove has it all. The most beautiful beach with 1,100 feet of crystal white sand, full beach service, emerald blue water, 43 acres, 5 pools to chose from, a par 3 nine hole golf course that is free to guests, and a great restaurant, marina and docking for my boat. My condo has free high speed internet WiFi and all the things needed for a great vacation. You can go to the Sandpiper Cove web site to see the complex and what we have to offer.

What makes this condo unique

In addition to all the great things at Sandpiper Cove, you are in the heart of Destin FL. Restaurants, shopping, fishing, water sports and much more just minutes away. There is so much to do at Sandpiper Cove sometimes it is hard to leave. If you want to fish you can drop a line in from the marina docks or go deep sea fishing, just 5 minutes away.

Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 470 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 murphy bed
  • Sleep Sofa (1), Murphy Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
High Speed Internet Connection CD/DVD, Cable TV, Cooking Utensils, Charcoal BBQ, Pool, 1100 feet of Private Beach, 43 Acres with 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Partial View of Gulf from Prvt Deck/Prvt Beach/Free Golf/Free WiFi/Gated Access
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
4

Month Stay - Detail Review

  • 4 of 5

This condo unit is conveniently located on the south end of the main Sandpiper Cove complex near Gulf Shores Drive and the Guard House - the only access in or out of the complex. A laundry and pool are in the immediate vicinity, with the beach little more than 5 minutes walk away. A $5 water taxi can take one across the harbor to the tourist waterfront; a 20+ minute walk can reach Winn Dixie, Target, and other restaurants; and a 10-15 minute drive can access all of Destin's sights.

The 2nd/top floor unit has a southern view towards the water, but with most of that view blocked by condos. It includes a nice balcony with 2 comfortable high chairs. Being solo, I found the unit adequately sized with the Murphy bed up, but it'd be crowded for a family with kids. The unit was furnished with comfortable furniture and well stocked with bath, kitchen, and apartment accessories. The modern bathroom had a vanity counter, large tub/shower with curtain, and plenty of towels. The AC and heat worked well; the TV cable excellent; and the wifi 95% reliable and fast.

My reservation ease, inquiries, and ongoing emails with the owners was excellent. I met them in person and found them most helpful, friendly, and professional. Besides addressing all of my concerns, they also gave me free use of their kayak.

To be complete, a few negatives must be included with this review:

1) The adjacent road traffic noise was quite noticeable and significantly detracted from keeping the sliding glass door open or enjoying use of the balcony.

2) The place was adequately clean, but not completely or well. The carpet, couch, closet, cabinets, and trash can were all noticeably dirty. The unit's vacuum cleaner was grossly overstuffed and plugged with dirt. And while the place was mostly roach & bug free, I did find 3 during my stay, with 2 large dead ones hidden that should have been removed by previous cleaning, and a third dying one found on the kitchen floor.

3) The dull kitchen knives were almost unusable.

4) Some of the towels were unattractively stained.

5) The Murphy bed had trouble keeping its bedding intact with repeated vertical moves.

Overall, this unit is showing its age and wear, but it's a good studio for the price. It's also located in a secured, friendly complex with convenient access to the beach and nearby business and tourist areas. If one can't pay up for a newer, nicer place or a high rise condo with a prime view, this unit is a recommended, viable option.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These comments were taken into consideration and steps have been taken to correct all problems with the unit. As we, the owners, are out of state and do not stay in this unit, we were unaware of the problems as this is the first time we have been made aware of any issues.
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5

Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our condo,location,gated area and how close it was to the beach. The owners were so nice to work with. We wanted to push our vacation back a week because of the hurricane and they let us do that. Our only complaint was the restaurant on the beach was closed the whole time we were there. We like to eat there when we go to the beach. But besides that everything was great. We will definitely go back. No complaints about our condo or Sandpipper Cove. Thanks for a fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We love it !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very Good experience 🤣🤣🕺🏼💃🏻💃🏻

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

It was pleasant.

  • 3 of 5

The place is cute and right next to the beach. However, the tub was clogged and blankets were not washed in between stays and only 1 extra blanket. Overall was nice and the owners appreciated the feed back as they are in a different state.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These issues have been discussed with our cleaning service and the problems have been taken care of. We always appreciate your concerns when renting any of our properties.
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5

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing vacation, besides the overall experience of being an amazing city, the place was a more than 5 stars. It felt like home, very comfortable and very nice decorated, a beautiful beach condo, just more than what my family and I were looking for. We are extremetly happy and we are definitely looking foward to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Fair value for the price

  • 3 of 5

This condo is in a nice community and in a nice location. The patio overlooks the main road, with beach views across the street. The beach and restaurants are within walking distance. The condo was clean and well presented. The murphy bed was comfortable. My only comments would be that there were 6 hangers in the closet and no drawers... so where is anyone or 2 people supposed to put a week's worth of clothing? We were left 1 garbage bag and one 1/2 roll of toilet paper. Having visited many properties traveling I think this is where the owner may fall a little short. If you want the renter to maintain your condo you should provide more. Who wants to arrive and immediately have to go to the store to buy toilet paper? In addition, the shower curtain had black mold on the bottom of it. I really wanted to love this place, but I feel like the owner puts minimal effort into it. We had no instruction as to where to throw out the garbage inside this huge community. We relied on the front gate person a lot. Not that this was in the owner's control but on our last day there.. the power went out 12 times in the evening. It became laughable.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate our renters' response to their stay at our condos. We have spoken to our cleaning crew and asked that more supplies be available and have requested that all missing items be replaced.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.