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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Sandestin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8 )

Carmike Movie Theater in Grand Boulevard now open.

ride the golf cart to the movies.

Tomberlin E-Merge Six Passenger Golf Cart Included in Rental. No need for a car when you can zip around Sandestin on this open air street legal cart. You can shop , eat, and play, all without getting in your car. With seat belts, rear view mirrors, and top speeds of 23 to 24 miles per hour, your family will love it.

Sunshine and Seafood are waiting for you at the Retreat at Villa Lago.

Sandestin is a 2400 acre residential and retail community. Our home is in the newest development, Villa Lago, with Mediterranean style homes within walking distance of all Sandestin has to offer.

Our house sits on the 2nd hole of Baytowne golf course, one of the four championship courses in the community. We are right on the lake.

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Two of the bedrooms feature King-size beds and the third one has two sets of bunkbeds and a single futon chair that folds out. Each bedroom features luxury linens and mattresses along with flat screen TVs and DVD players.

Our master suite is truly a retreat all its own. It features a Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, and windows that surround the room with views of the lake. There is a patio outside with comfortable chaise lounges to sunbathe, read or just take a nap.

Downstairs in the large foyer there is a work area. We provide wireless internet access and free US long distance.

The living area has a 50 inch plasma HD TV with surround sound and a comfy leather sectional. There is also, an iPod dock to listen to your favorite music, upstairs or down(and on both of the patios).There is an apple tv, so you can watch Netflix or sync your iphone and listen to your music.

The dining area seats eight and looks out on the lake.

The Kitchen is fully equipped and has a bar that seats four.

Walk out from the living area to a covered patio with gas grill, a table and chairs. You will love sitting out in the morning with your coffee and watching the ducks and herons and occasional deer. At night, the stars are so close, it is breath taking...a perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine and listen to music.

Sandestin is a golf cart and bike friendly place. Our home comes with the use of our golf cart and four bikes, so you can explore. You can take the golf cart over to the beach, to the Village for dinner, to the playground and the pools.

Our grandchildren love to hop on it and go over to Grand Boulevard(a brand new, open air shopping and dining area accessible from Sandestin via car, golf cart, bike, or foot), to get ice cream at Kilwins. You can even take the golf cart to the Publix grocery store.

This is our second home ,we made it as comfortable as possible for our families, as well as our guest.

We hope you will come and enjoy it as much as we do.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Linda Simpson

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Harold and Linda Simpson and Claudia and John Gifford have been friends for 25 years. We have lived in the same neighborhood in Franklin, TN since we met. The Simpsons have three children, a daughter and two sons. The Giffords have two sons. The couples met while the boys were playing youth soccer, when the oldest sons were 6 and 5. The wives have been long term friends who love to hike,walk and kayak together. It was out of this friendship the idea of building this house evolved. The wives have had a blast decorating and designing this house.

Linda Simpson purchased this house in 2008

Each couple love to go to the beach and enjoy having a full range of recreational activities like Sandestin provides. The overseeing of the construction and the decorating of the house was a great opportunity to have fun and to spend time together. We liked the close proximity of this area of Florida to our homes. Along with the possibility of great airline service via the New Panama City Airport which is due to be completed soon. With children, friends and family living out of state this airport would only enhance the access to this vacation spot.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Sandestin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for an almost perfect place, look no further! My family and a couple of tag alongs had a wonderful vacation. We all loved the golf cart, bikes, fishing poles, beach chairs, and the extremely well stocked house. We have stayed at sever
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Lori
Thanks so much for your kind words.
We want everyone to feel at home when they are at The Retreat.
We loved having you and your friends
as guest and we hope to see you again
soon.
The Simpsons and The Giffords
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5

FANTASTIC PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
We have been to SanDestin over the last 4 years and this was without question the best property we have ever stayed in. Don't read anymore more reviews or continue looking - book this, you will not be disappointed. The property was clean, beautiful and had every amenity you could want. The pictures don't do it justice. My family had a blast and the owners were excellent to work with - very professional.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mark
Thank you so much for your kind words.We love having families like yours at The Retreat.
We work hard to make our guests comfortable, so that they can have a great vacation.Hope to see you again sometime in the future.
The Simpsons and The Giffords
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Sandestin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Chicago, Illinois
5

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this retreat in Mid-July and it was outstanding. The home was very well maintained and the owners were very friendly. You can tell the owners care about their home. The home had everything you needed and then some. I have stayed at many rental homes but this one will remain at the top of my list.

As for the location, it was perfect. A 200 foot walk to the one of the well maintained community pools. A short cart ride to beach and Baytowne Wharf. This gated commmunity had it all. I have a family of 5. My children are 5 & 7. The community had so many activities for all ages that we did not have to go outside the gates. Besides a 1/2 day trip into Destin, the car stayed in the driveway in front of the house and we used the golf cart for everything.

I can't say enough about the retreat but we will be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mark
Thanks so much for the kind words. We loved having you and your family at The Retreat.We love having people like you in our home. We hope you come back again soon.
Linda and Harold and John and Claudia
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Sandestin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Philadelphia
5

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the retreat for a week this past august. The house is beautiful, clean, organized and a pleasure for a family vacation. The kitchen was stocked perfectly. The house is decorated so nice. My 13 year old especially loved the guest bedroom and beautiful bed. The golf cart made getting around sandestin so easy ...we loved not having to get in our car! We would stay here again no question! The owners are so responsive and a pleasure to work with.. We cannot say enough good things about this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Michal
Thanks so much for the kind words. We love having families like yours at the Retreat. We hope you will return again soon.
Linda And Harold and John and Claudia
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Sandestin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
De Soto, MO
5

SPEECHLESS, AMAZING, AND BEST VACATION

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing place to stay at in Sandestin! The pictures do not do this place justice. It is very spacious,beautiful, and awesome. This house has everything you need and more. We stayed in Sandestin before but this place takes the cake. It is so close to the Baytowne Wharf and that is where we spent alot of time when we weren't at the pool or beach. The golf cart was one of the biggest highlights for not only my 5 year old but for us too! We only drove our vehicle a few times and took the golf cart everywhere else. Would absolutely stay here again!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Carrie
Thanks so much for your kind words. We love having families like yours at The Retreat. It sounds like you loved the golf cart as much as we do.
We hope to see you again in the future.
The Simpsons and The Giffords
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LOOK NO FURTHER......AWESOME VILLA LAGO HOME

  • 5 of 5
Our family had the most relaxing, peaceful, and fun time! This home had a great deal to do with it! All of the information the owners provided was accurate and appreciated. This property was not only clean, but extremely well maintained and decorated. All of the everyday amenities and necessities were provided - dishes, towels, beach toys for the kids, and the highlight was the beautiful golf cart which allows you to save on gas because you can drive it all over the property and to the beach. The Baytowne Wharf had lots of fun activities for our girls - ages 12, 9, 8.....everything from zip-line to playground all a golf cart ride away. We had to call the owners a couple of times upon arrival and they were extremely courteous and polite - even tough I know we were pestering them! : )

It is clearly evident that the owners take pride in this home and as a renter you feel it important to do the same. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone and would be happy to provide reference if needed.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and Gil
We loved having your family at The Retreat. You are the perfect guest. I am glad the girls had fun. And we love it when you call us, that helps us get to know you better. We hope you come back again soon.
The Simpsons and The Giffords
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Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sandestin
"This is a great location in the Grand Boulevard. You can sit on the patio and the children c..."
Another Broken Egg Cafe
"This is right around the corner from The Retreat, and a great place for breakfast, brunch or..."
Grand Blvd
"Do not miss Grand Blvd. Shopping , dining, and the nicest Movie Theater ever. Go over on the..."
Marlin Grill
"Nice steak and seafood, in Baytowne wharf. A little pricey, but good food and great location."
Roberto's Pizzeria
Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn
"This is a really quaint Bed and Breakfast, but you can make res. and go there to have dinner..."
Poppy's Seafood Factory
Hammerheads Bar & Grill
"Fun location. Good seafood, but pricey."
Bistro Bijoux
"This is in Baytowne Wharf. Really good food, pricey, but worth it. Sun - Thurs, ask about th..."
Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
"Good steaks and seafood. Pricey, but they have an early bird bar menu that rocks."
Mitchell's Fish Market - Sandestin
"Great location across from the Movie Theater. Yummy Basil Grapefruit Martinis. The food is a..."
Car: not necessary

Sandestin is a gated community, consisting a different neighborhoods.There is shopping, restaurants and bars, playgrounds ,pools and golf courses. It is located on both the beach side and the bay side, with a tunnel connecting the two, for walking or biking or golf carts. There is no need for a car once you are in the community. Everything is easily accessible by bike or golf cart, even the grocery store.There is a marina on the bay side where you can rent boats, jet skis, kayaks, or bring your own boat to dock. A world class tennis facility, as well as 4 championship golf courses.

If you have a car and want to venture out of Sandestin, there are restaurants, outlet shopping, water parks and numerous other activities.

The new international airport in Panama City makes it easy to fly in from almost anywhere.

Our 6 pass golf cart is all you need to navigate Sandestin

while you are here.

Go to the beach, shop, fish, hike,boat, or just stay at the Retreat and relax.

Other Activities: We love the beach in Sandestin, white sand, emerald blue water,all a short golf cart ride away. But there is so much more to Sandestin than a beach. Inside the gates there is a marina, with boat rentals, boat slips(in case you have your own boat) , a wonderful grill to sit out and watch the sunset. Tennis, the four championship golf courses(our house is on the 2nd hole of Baytowne Golf course.) A waterside village to shop and dine and do all sorts of activites. (zip line, bungee, rock climb, ice skate, carousel,playground).Also, right outside our gates, is an ourdoor upscale shopping mall,with restaurants and green areas , all accessible by our golf cart. There is also a state of the art new Carmike theater, asessable by golf cart.

Despite all these wonderful things to do, your favorite might just be relaxing at The Retreat, outside on the patio overlooking the lake.

Golf: If golf is your thing, you have come to the right place. Four championship courses to choose from, designed by the top golfers in the country. All are just a short golf cart ride away from The Retreat. (you will need to rent their carts to play).Check out Sandestins home site for all the info.

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Sandestin House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Aug 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Sales tax/cleaning fee - call for details
Holidays may be subject to higher rates.
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Amenities

Sandestin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Golf Course View
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , extra lg closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , lg closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , lg closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All three bedrooms have their own private bath. Master is large retreat with a private balcony and 2 large chaise lounges looking out on the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Gated Community
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • synagogues
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Sandestin, the community, offers all the services you would expect at a upscale resort. Our house is located within the Sandestin community.
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