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Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Hidden Dunes Tennis Resort

George Slade

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

George Slade

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Hidden Dunes Tennis Resort

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Sandestin Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (king + 2 full beds + king sofa bed, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Gulfside 1705 is a luxurious condo located in one of two condominiums directly on the beach in Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. The resort property is 27 acres in a gated community with 24 hour security in the popular Sandestin area of Destin. Besides 2 beachfront, high-rise condominiums, the resort comprises a freshwater lake, walking paths with reflecting pools and fountains, 3 large pools scattered throughout the property with hot tubs, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages, outdoor gas grills for visitor convenience, a basketball court, horseshoe pit and a top-rated tennis facility with 6 soft courts, 2 fulltime teaching professionals + tennis center to aid scheduling of matches. The design, construction and landscaping enhance the natural beauty of the complex and produce a quiet, secluded and private ambience devoid of shuttle buses, traffic and noise. The safe environs are perfect for children and allow safe exploration, walking and biking.

The condo is reached via coded elevator access to the 17th floor, unlike the lower floors’ open access. Gulfside 1705 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 10 foot ceilings and mirrored walls that expand the sense of spaciousness and enhance a most breathtaking view of the emerald blue waters of the gulf on entry. The living area and master bedroom open onto a balcony revealing a panoramic, east to west view of the sea and white beach for miles. This is the perfect location to witness sunrise with coffee, and sunset with wine, all without the hustle & bustle of the lowest floors. Amenities include a flat screen LCD 46” HDTV, DVD/CD player, radio and free wireless broadband internet access, as well as, phone with messaging. Original art decorates the walls of the condo. A dining area for six with an additional bar with 4 barstools are present for your convenience. The kitchen is complete with ice maker, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, oven and stove. A small utility area with full-sized washer and dryer is attached to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, TV, and DVD/CD player. A full bathroom with tub and shower is attached, as well as, a large closet. The second bedroom contains two full sized beds, a TV with DVD/CD player and front video access for games console attachments. All TVs have cable. An attached second full bathroom w/ tub and shower is present. In the living room a large L-shaped sofa with a king-size pullout bed is available for extra guests. The pullout is unlike any other: firm and very comfortable with extra support. For the enjoyment of guests there is an exercise room onsite with a full assortment of free weights, weight machine, stair stepper, elliptical, stationary bikes and treadmills. Underground parking is also available to protect your car.

*Our rental price includes housekeeping & vendor supplied beach furniture for two (large umbrella and heavy chairs at water's edge). The usual vendor charge is $27/day, but your rental includes this amenity.

The Destin area is famous for its fabulous, fine-grain pure white sand beach, and here at Hidden Dunes the beach is wide and gorgeous. The beach and water are often compared to the beaches and water of the Bahamas for their beauty and color, but with far more to offer and enjoy in a very safe location, clearly nearer than even south Florida, without the high prices, high density and the traffic. Beach staff is available for additional umbrella and lounge rental, and there are many other beach “amenities” available very nearby including parasailing, kayaking, etc. We are located within a mile of the famous Silver Sands outlet shopping area that even includes a one-of-a-kind outlet UnderArmour store. Of course, there are other upscale shopping opportunities very nearby. Within a mile there are numerous high-end restaurants. The Destin area is known for its many championship golf courses (8 within 10 miles of the condo) and deep sea fishing, as well as, scuba diving. Dive shops offer barge diving & trips to the newly opened Oriskany sunken aircraft carrier. A beautiful bay immediately north affords sailing and jet ski enthusiasts a safe environment for enjoyment.

Come enjoy the really undiscovered part of Florida, safe, pleasant, full of life & choices for entertainment…and the sunsets are free!

Keywords: Beachfront condo in a Tennis and Beach Resort

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
George Slade (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About George Slade

Linda and I purchased our condo 9 years ago. We moved to Florida 40 years ago from the Atlanta area where we grew up and left the noise, traffic and crime that comes in a large city, settling 170 miles away from Destin in north Florida. We always wanted a beach place to enjoy our family and leisure. During the years we've owned beach property in other Florida areas, but disliked isolated areas with limited amenities nearby, or south Florida with its large cities, traffic problems and often unfriendly, big city inhabitants transplanted from other big cities. Destin has been perfect for us. The lifestyle is relaxed and doesn't have the 'feel' of a large tourist megalopolis. For us, golf, tennis, water activities and safety were the primary considerations, while still offering great shopping and dining. Of course, the Bahamian-like beaches and water of the Destin area are added benefits of this area, and immediately attracted us. We love the family atmosphere, and everything else Destin, and particularly, the Sandestin area offers.

George Slade purchased this condo in 2003

Why George Slade chose Sandestin

Location, location, location is the reason we bought in this place. Our condo is right on arguably the most beautiful beach in America. It is the premier beach area for the southern U.S. As such, U.S. southerners and Midwesterners are the primary visitors here; and they bring their courteous, laid back, genuine personalities with them, enhancing the experience and the slower pace of a beach environment. No one wants to go on vacation and fight crowds, traffic and short-tempered vendors, and this isn't the experience here. Top quality golf, tennis, fishing, and shopping are all here. Hidden Dunes is truly a retreat for all family members, quiet, safe and secure for the very youngest to the oldest. Tennis, beach and family rule the roost here. But so much more is available nearby too.

What makes this condo unique

The uniqueness of a limited access floor in a condominium enhances privacy and is a clear benefit. Unlike many condos, we offer an in-suite ice maker, high def, large screen LCD TV and easy-on, free wireless access. Noise at the beach is not a consideration in our unit, and the views are magnificent and immediate on entry. The children can play their video games away from the large screen viewing for the adults. Everything is furnished, except the food and beverage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a BLAST. The condo is so nice and thanks for getting the closet doors fixed so fast. I went out to VRBO and posted a comment. Did you want me to reply to this email with one as well? I wanted to upload some pictures we took but didn't see where I could do that on that website. I attached a few to this email. I am the blonde, the brunette is my niece and the older lady is my mom.

We only saw tar balls one day and then they were dgone...very strange.

I never wanted to leave.....the sand, water and that area is AWESOME! One day I hope I have enough money to buy a place down there. We may rent your condo again next year...we just need to pick out a date.

Never made it to the show and there were too many thigns to do than go horseback riding but next time maybe.

Thanks so much George for eveything!

----- Original Message -----

From: "George Slade" <>
Jun 2010
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Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Hidden Dunes Tennis Resort
average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews

Perfect and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Condo owner is extremely nice and very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay, everything in the condo was as expected, had all codes so things went smoothly. Beach is gorgeous and the view, wow! Locals were all very nice, shopping at premium outlet more fun than it should be. Some great places for food, don't skip Louis Louis. Perfect for a week away to relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at Hidden Dunes but our first year in this condo. The owner was extremely helpful about keeping in contact before the rental dates and the condo was immaculate. The decorating was pretty and the furniture was comfortable and in great condition. The view was amazing! We are already planning our stay for next year in this condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Aubrey, Texas

Beautiful, Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Everything about this place was better than expected. The ocean and beach were absolutely beautiful. The water was actually an emerald and clear blue color that you see in the pictures. In 6-10 ft of water you could still see the bottom clearly. The marine life was abundant and fascinating to see. Having morning coffee on the balcony was a great way to start the day and 3 out of 6 mornings we had the pleasure of watching the dolphins play in the ocean. It was so peaceful to sit on the balcony and listen to the wind and stare across the ocean while watching the morning sun rise. If you like less crowded beaches, then this is for you. The beaches just down the way were packed like sardines and I was very thankful that ours was not that way. The condo itself was very nice and felt like home. If you like lots of excitement the Destin harborwalk area is not too far away and has all the water activities, shopping, eating and drinking areas you could possibly want. They have a firework show every Thursday evening which is well worth the time. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Perfect - just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has just returned from an amazing week in Destin as guests of these wonderful owners. Perfect is the best word to descirbe this Condo, the area, the beach - everything. From the moment I reserved this property, the owner made contact and made this reservation super pleasant. We contacted the owner about early arrival and were given the OK to arrive early. Check in was easy, all codes were given, we were simply in. The beach service was excellent - the gentlemen knew us by name by the 2nd day and held our spot daily (we did reserve 2 additional chairs). The condo was clean, just as described (even that "not the normal pull out" - never seen a hideabed as nice as that). And the balcony - WOW. No noise from the pool just that beautiful surf crashing sounds - listen, watch the dolphins, enjoy your coffee or wine. Space is more than adequate for a family to spread out - even with teens. George is very thorough for details of the condo and even includes suggestions for restaurants, groceries and other small details which come in handy. We were there with teenagers and a 6 year old - can't imagine a better vacation for all. The beach is not super packed - has quiet areas for your family to enjoy. When your done with the sun for a bit, Destin is full or entertainment. I could go on forever - but PERFECT is just the best way to describe this condo and the wonderful owner. Can't wait to plan my next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brookhaven, MS

Great condo, great price!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 19th anniversary on our trip and we were very pleased with the condo and location. I also liked the fact that there was only a four night minimum stay. Great place! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Andersonville, TN

Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at this property it was so much more than I had expected. George the owner answered every question I had and even provided an information packet with local attractions. The property is beautiful with lush landscaping. The condo is on the 17th floor with its own private code on the elevator. The deck overlooks the beach and ocean with a very expansive view. The condo was very neat and clean and was just as described. The beach is private and two beach chairs and an umbrella were provided every day when we went to the beach. After a day or two the staff knew us by first names and they would save our favorite spot every day. The pools were exceptionally clean and were never crowded. The property is located just a couple of miles from most destinations so I would recommend having a vehicle. We couldn't be happier with our stay and we will be booking from George again next year.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
22.9 Miles
Valparaiso Airport (VPS)
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
US 98 W
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
in fron of the condo
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfside 1 Condominium
Nearest Point of Interest
Basketball court and horseshoe area
Nearest Point of Interest
tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
swimming pool
Nearest Point of Interest
swimming pool
Nearest Point of Interest
swimming pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Factory Outlet
Nearest Point of Interest
Baytowne Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Blvd. area
Nearest Point of Interest
Bud & Alley's restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Car: recommended

This area is a very popular golf destination with 8 championship courses within 10 miles of the property, and another 10 or more within 25. miles of the property. Other popular activities are deep sea fishing and scuba diving, all in close proximity.


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Sandestin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 15 2015 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring Discount
Apr 19 2015 - May 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer - Peak
May 24 2015 - Aug 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall Discount
Aug 16 2015 - Jan 15 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , single basin vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , king size pull-out sofa in living room sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , faces beach; sliding patio door and windows;TV + DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , window faces bay, not gulf; TV+DVD
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King size pull-out sofa...not your 'usual' pull-out!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Exercise facility with full weights & aerobic equipment, 3 separate pools one of which is heated in winter, 6 rubico tennis courts with 2 fulltime teaching tennis pros & tennis shop willing to arrange matches if necessary, basketball court, beach staff, freshwater lake for fishing for kids only, small lakeside grill with lunch & snack menu April thru Labor Day, beach attendees with beach equipment for rent including kayaks, walking paths with fountains and mirror pools, gated community with 24 hour security, 27 acres, secure, quiet and family oriented with secluded atmosphere

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