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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS AVAILABLE/GOLF CART INCLUDED

Linda Simpson

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Linda Simpson

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS AVAILABLE/GOLF CART INCLUDED

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

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 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 six 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda Simpson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2014

About Linda Simpson

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

Why Linda Simpson chose Sandestin

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.

What makes this house unique

We were looking for a relaxing vacation spot, and we found it in Villa Lago on the best lot, right on the lake. We were one of the first people to build so we had our choice of lots. We love Sandestin and all it has to offer. Security was one of our basic concerns about having a second home, and we are so pleased this aspect of Sandestin. We cant wait to return each time.

Even though Villa Lago is almost completely built out now, we can still sit on our patio and look out over the lake and see the wildlife and relax.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Christmas and New years available/Golf Cart Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Christmas and New years available/Golf Cart Included
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Sandestin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Franklin, Tennessee
5

A Vacation to remember- "The Retreat"

A Vacation to remember- "The Retreat"
  • 5 of 5
Wow, this home was just what we needed!! Our family visited the "Retreat" the last week of July and were completely taken back with the homes welcoming feel. The location was easily found and once we parked our car in the driveway we never started the car again. Having the ability to find every amenity in the San Destin community via a “6 passenger golf cart” made for the greatest unexpected convenience ever. What else could you ask for… the beach, fishing, restaurants, movie theater, all just minutes from this home. When you’re in the home you will find a fully stocked home with everything you could need. The home owners supply you with beach goodies including beach chairs, umbrellas, and boogies boards. If you like to ride bikes just look in the garage and start pedaling. We are preparing for next summer and making plans to visit again and again and again. Truly a vacation experience!!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ava
Thanks so much for your kind words. So glad you and your family enjoyed The Retreat.
We hope you will be returning again soon.
The Simpsons and The Giffords
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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
business
Christmas and New years available/Golf Cart Included
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266832
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Sandestin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
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
business
Christmas and New years available/Golf Cart Included
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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
business
Christmas and New years available/Golf Cart Included
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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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Car: not necessary

Sandestin is a gated community, consisting of different neighborhoods. There is shopping, restaurants,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. Included is 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 passenger 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) and 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 activities. (zip line, bungee, rock climb, ice skate, carousel, playground).Also, right outside our gates, is an out door 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, accessible 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 website for more information.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Sandestin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Spring
Apr 16 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,200
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$340
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $220 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Holidays may be subject to higher rates.
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Amenities

Sandestin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4th Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , extra large closet, large bath with jacuzzi, walk in shower
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , large closet, private bath, tv-dvd-cable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , large closet, private bath, sitting area, cable tv-dvd
  • 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:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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