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Craig

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Luxury Beach Home! - 3 King Suites- 1 Min Walk 2 Beach,Pool,Kiddie Pool,View!

12 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Frangista Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury 5 BR (incl 3 Kings), 2 BabyCribs/HighChair & Custom Kiddie Pool area!

While we are always happy to communicate with you via email, we prefer to talk to folks in person so we can answer all of your questions and get to know you a little bit, so please feel free to call us anytime at 314-503-7721 if we can answer any questions for you or if you would like to book our home!

My wife and I know how hard it is to select the PERFECT rental house when all you have to go on are a few outdated pictures and a description that sounds the same in every house listing! To help my wife and I handle our reservations ourselves and we are available day or evening to answer your questions personally! My name is Craig and my cell # is 314-503-7721.

'Down By The Sea' is a luxury 5 bedroom & 4 bath beach vacation home that includes 3 King Suites, complete accommodations for children, toddlers & babies, Gulf views from the 3rd floor balcony, a large heated Private Pool with a one-of-a-kind shallow kiddie pool area that is only 16 inches deep and is perfect for toddlers and small children, 2 community pools, private beach access to Destin’s famous sugar white sand beaches, and is located in an exclusive gated Destin neighborhood that is only approximately 100 yards (ie an easy and safe 1 minute walk on a paved sidewalk with kids) from the sugar white sand beach!

This home was custom built for 1 to 4 families (and their children) that desire a King Suite for the first 3 adult couples, a 4th bedroom with a Queen Bed and a twin bunk bed set, and a 5th bedroom that has 2 twin bunk bed sets. We also have a private crib room with a full sized baby crib and a separate pack-and-play for up to 2 babies! One of the King Suites is even on the 1st Floor to accommodate the grandparents or anyone that may have trouble climbing stairs! We cater to families with small children and babies and we provide a full sized baby crib that resides in its own crib room inside the 2nd Floor Master Suite, a pack-and-play, high-chair, 2 toddler booster seats, baby walker, umbrella stroller, kid's pool/beach toys, and a special shallow kids pool area that is only 16 inches deep! Even though this home has 5 bedrooms, it is perfect for groups between 4 and 14, and we generally offer special discounts to smaller groups in the spring, late summer, fall and winter! This luxury home was carefully designed to exceed the expectations of the most discriminate vacationing family yet was also designed to accommodate the most basic needs of a mother with small children, and is therefore perfect for those desiring to generate lasting family memories!

Our home is also a short walk to 2 very fun family appropriate beach restaurants / beach bars that offer open air seating and beautiful views of the gulf and sand! Both are perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. Additionally, there is a nice ice cream shop less than 1 minute from the back of our home that is a favorite destination for our kid's after dinner! Approximately 2 blocks to the east is a gourmet coffee shop that also serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches! In addition to the local amenities within walking distance, we are less than a 5 minute drive to countless other restaurants, 2 shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, amusement parks, golfing, fishing, etc.

The home boasts 4300 square feet of luxury living space including 900 square feet of private balconies. The home also offers spectacular views of the Gulf, is located approximately 100 yards from our community's private beach access, and is a one-of-a-kind custom Mediterranean style home! For families with toddlers & babies, we provide a full sized baby crib that resides in its own baby room inside the Primary Master Suite. We also provide a pack-n-play, high-chair, 2 toddler booster seats, baby walker, umbrella stroller and kid's pool/beach toys free to charge!

The yard is truly an oasis and includes a large PRIVATE heated swimming pool (12'W x 24'L) PLUS a shallow kid’s pool area (7'W x 9'L) that is only 16' deep and is a perfect play area for toddlers and young kids! While the big kids swim at the deeper end of pool and the small kid’s splash in the shallow kid’s area, the adults can relax on the large pool deck that includes an table & chairs, chaise lounges, a gas grill, outdoor music speakers, & an outdoor shower for cleaning up after coming back from the beach!

The 1st FLOOR of the home boasts a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a spacious open floor plan that includes a large dining area that can accommodate up to 10 at a time, and a large living room that includes a large 55 inch flat screen TV with Digital Cable and DVD.

The 1st floor also includes a large King bedroom with attached bathroom and walk-in closet (This bedroom is perfect for our older residents or those that have trouble climbing stairs!). The 1st floor king bedroom has a large wall mounted flat screen TV and Digital Cable. The 1st floor also includes a laundry room with washer, dryer and laundry sink, and a mud/beach room.

The 2ndD FLOOR boasts a HUGE primary Master Bedroom and Bathroom Suite that includes a king-size bed, a baby room with baby crib, private sitting area, TV/Digital Cable/DVD/alarm clock, a private balcony with views of the Gulf and sunsets, double vanity sinks, a whirlpool tub, and a large stone and glass shower. The 2nd floor also includes two large kid’s bedrooms that each has two sets of bunk beds (8 beds total) and a built-in dresser and TV/Digital Cable/DVD alcove, and an adjacent kid’s bathroom with double vanity sinks and a tub/shower.

The 3rd FLOOR boasts vaulted ceilings and is the home of the Tower Master Bedroom Suite that includes a king-size bed, TV/Digital Cable/alarm clock, a private balcony with the most spectacular views of the Gulf and the sunset in the home. The bathroom includes a walk-in closet, double vanity sinks, a whirlpool tub, and a large stone and glass shower.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Craig (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Craig

My wife and I built this home a few years ago for our family and we included many very nice upscale amenities that cannot generally be found in the typical 'rental house' that is listed on the Internet. Because this is our private home we take GREAT care to insure that we only rent to nice families that help us look after the place, and WE CATER to families with young children, toddlers and babies since we have 3 young children ourselves, and we could never find such accommodations for ourselves when visiting Destin in the past. Unlike many of the homes that you will see online, our home is very well maintained and will always be clean when you arrive!

Additionally, you can be assured that it will look EXACTLY like it does in our photos! We have experienced first hand that it is possible to show up to your rental home only to be disappointed by the fact that the online pictures were old and the house had not been maintained - I can promise you that this will NOT happen with our home. If you are interested in our home, please feel free to call me anytime and either my wife or I will personally answer any questions that you may have! I hope you come to stay with us Down By The Sea sometime in the near future!

Why Craig chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

My wife and I built this home a few years ago for our family and we included many very nice upscale amenities that cannot generally be found in the typical 'rental house' that is listed on the Internet. Because this is our private home we take GREAT care to insure that we only rent to nice families that help us look after the place, and WE CATER to families with young children, toddlers and babies since we have 3 young children ourselves, and we could never find such accommodations for ourselves when visiting Destin in the past. Unlike many of the homes that you will see online, our home is very well maintained and will always be clean when you arrive!

Additionally, you can be assured that it will look EXACTLY like it does in our photos! We have experienced first hand that it is possible to show up to your rental home only to be disappointed by the fact that the online pictures were old and the house had not been maintained - I can promise you that this will NOT happen with our home. If you are interested in our home, please feel free to call me anytime and either my wife or I will personally answer any questions that you may have! I hope you come to stay with us Down By The Sea sometime in the near future!

What makes this house unique

As we mentioned above, my wife and I built this home a few years ago for our family and WE CATER to families with children, toddlers and babies since we have 3 young children ourselves, and we could never find such accommodations for ourselves when visiting Destin in the past. We are the only house in Destin (to our knowledge) that has 2 cribs, a highchair, toddler booster seats, stroller, baby walker, kid's pool and beach toys, AND a kiddie pool inside our private pool that is ONLY 16 inches deep and was custom designed to allow toddlers and young swimmers to enjoy our full sized heated private pool while the big kids and adults are enjoying the deeper end of the pool!

We have also built MANY other safety features into this home to help protect your children such as (1) Children's rooms do NOT have balcony access, (2) Dressers in the kid's rooms are built into the wall to keep from tipping, (3) The bedrooms upstairs are all carpeted, (4) The stairs are enclosed and have landings every few steps, (5) Kid's bathroom has the sink height lowered to be more kid friendly, (6) The DVD players are built into the TVs in the kids rooms, etc!

Unlike many of the homes that you will see online, our home is very well maintained and will always be clean when you arrive!

Additionally, you can be assured that it will look EXACTLY like it does in our photos! We have experienced first hand that it is possible to show up to your rental home only to be disappointed by the fact that the online pictures were old and the house had not been maintained - I can promise you that this will NOT happen with our home. If you are interested in our home, please feel free to call me anytime and either my wife or I will personally answer any questions that you may have! I hope you come to stay with us Down By The Sea sometime in the near future!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach home with us! We had a fantastic vacation! The kids had an absolute ball in the pool and at the beach! We are all looking forward to another trip in the near future!! Thanks again!



The Hagemeyer & Romito Families
Apr 2015
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5
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Luxury Beach Home! - 3 King Suites- 1 Min Walk 2 Beach,Pool,Kiddie Pool,View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Kingwood, Texas
5

Great FUN at Down by the Sea. Destin, FL

  • 5 of 5

Family and I stayed at Down by the Sea 6/4-6/11/16. Great house to stay at, beautiful neighborhood. Well taken care of. House and grounds very clean upon arrival. Very family friendly, from being close to the beach to the GREAT private house pool which has a shallow end for the children who are not very confident with their swimming skills. Plenty of room to play games at night after a fun day in the sun. Want a house to stay in Destin, FL, Down by the Sea is the answer.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis
5

Beautiful home! Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We just left the home in Destin and have nothing but great things to say about it! We have three small children and the house had everything we needed! The first floor bedroom was perfect for grandparents who came with us and the private pool was large enough for the entire family to be in the pool at the same time! We had a few rainy days during our stay, but had plenty to do at the house! The owners are very accommodating and so nice to talk to! We plan on returning to the house and cannot wait for our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY
5

We loved this house. Great location. Wonderful private pool. Very spacious and clean house.

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous house!!! The location was perfect!!! Very, very close to the beach. It is a gated community with very large, beautiful homes. There were 11 in my family. We had so much space to spread out. The house was spotless and beautiful decor. The kitchen was great with so many at one time in there preparing lunch and dinner. We all had plenty of space to sit at the dining table. The pool was very large. My family just loved their time in the pool. There was a covered porch by the pool to keep the baby out of the sun. The house was fully equipped for baby and toddler. My family consisted of three families, myself, a teen, a toddler and 6 month old. Just a perfect house. We all had plenty of privacy when we wanted it. Very convenient drive to all that Destin has to offer. It was so nice working with the owner, Craig and Dodie. They were very prompt in answering questions and made the leasing process very easy. Great people!!!!! My family can't wait to go back!!!!! Thanks Craig and Dodie for providing such a great home for us in Destin!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful clean and easy to work with family friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this home or the owners! This is a wonderful home if you're looking for something family friendly in the Destin area. You're in close proximity to grocery stores and shopping while just short drive away from Harborwalk. The house was clean and well prepared for our arrival and had more than plenty of extra items available for our small kiddos. We had three 1 year olds with us and were very well equiped. When you're driving from 10 hours away every little bit of space counts and not having to tote extra beach chairs and pack n plays with us was extremely nice. The kids loved digging through all of the pool tools available outside and we absolutely loved the crib room in the master. This is a wonderful home if you're traveling with a large family or vacationing with three small families like we were. I just contacted Craig in hopes of being able to plan this years trip. We'll definitely be revisiting this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois
5

We LOVED this house - it is PERFECT for a relaxing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house and had the best vacation! We have stayed in a number of rental houses in Destin over the years, but this is our new favorite! The owners were great to deal with and the house was exactly as we were told it would be and most importantly it was well cared for and very clean! Our 3 adult couples all had a King bedroom, our kids loved the bunk rooms and having everything for our little ones already there made packing the car a LOT easier this year. The private pool was awesome for both our teenage kids as well as our little ones with the shallow kiddie end (which we have never had anywhere else we have stayed), and the adults all liked hanging out around the pool and listening to music on the outdoor speakers with a few cocktails. The beach was close and very easy to get to even with the kids and we really enjoyed having lunch on the beach at Pompanos and Whales Tail, which were both close to the house. Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful house Craig & Dodie, you thought of everything and we can't wait to come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorktown, IN
5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Florida. The house was perfect for our family. The owners were so kind and helpful. The home was very nicely furnished and the owners have thought of everything. The kitchen was very well stocked with cooking/bakeware. There were several items for small children, booster seats, high chairs, stroller, etc. The home is in a perfect location and a quick, few steps to the beach. The home's pool is positioned perfectly. This was definitely a trip to remember. We will be booking our return trip to this house next year! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Please call Craig anytime if you have questions about our family's vacation home in Destin! My cell is 314-503-7721 and unlike too many of the other homeowners in Destin, we actually prefer to talk with people in person rather than just communicate via email so that you can get all of your questions and concerns answered!

Our home is within walking distance to 2 very nice beach restaurants / beach bars that offer open air seating and beautiful views of the gulf and sand! Both are perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. Additionally, there is a nice little ice cream / sandwich shop less than 1 minute from the back of our home that is a favorite destination for our kid's after dinner! Approximately 2 blocks to the east is a gourmet coffee shop that also serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches! In addition to the local amenities that are within walking distance, we are less than a 5 minute drive to countless other local and chain restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, amusement parks, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Frangista Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,975
 
 
Off Season 2016/2017
Oct 30 2016 - Mar 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,975
 
 
Early Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,475
 
 
Peak Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,975
 
 
Late April 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
 
 
Early May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,975
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,475
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,775
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,475
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Now offering a $1,000 DISCOUNT off the week of 8/13-8/20 (Now only $3,975 plus C&T)! This week offers the best value of the year since it is 40% cheaper than the previous week, offers the exact same summer beach weather, and will have much smaller crowds!

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Rental rates do not include cleaning, tax, pool heat or refundable damage deposit. For holiday weeks such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years add $500 to the rental amount shown on the rate sheet.

Please call Craig at 314-503-7721 anytime if we can help you with your questions or if you would like to reserve our vacation rental home!

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Amenities

Frangista Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Bathroom with His and Hers Porcelin Sinks!
    2nd Floor Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Master Suite Bathroom w His and Hers Sinks!
    3rd Floor Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Master Suite Bathroom w/ His and Hers Sinks!
    Hall Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom outside kid's bedrooms w/ 2 sinks!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Baby Crib Room & Pack N Play - 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Baby Crib room inside the 2nd Floor Master & 2nd Pack N Play
    Master King Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st Floor Master Suite
    Master King Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Floor Master Suite
    Master King Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 3rd Floor Master Suite
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , 2nd Floor - 2 Bunk Bed Sets (4 total twin beds)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , 2nd Floor - 1 Queen Bed & 1 Bunk Bed Sets (2 twins)
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • Master Bedrooms with King Beds = 3 Total (1 King Suite on Ground Floor, 1 King Suite on 2nd Floor, 1 King Suite on 3rd Floor) 4th Bedroom = 1 Queen Bed & 1 Bunk Bed Set with 2 twin mattresses 5th Bedroom = 2 Bunk Bed Sets with 4 total twin mattresses Living Room = 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa Baby Beds = 1 Full Size Baby Crib & 1 Pack 'N Play
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
OUTSIDE, Private Pool with shallow (16' deep) Kid's Play Area & In-Pool Lounge Deck, Sunbathing Area, Outside Shower, 2 Heated Community Pools, Private Beach Access, FIRST FLOOR, Bedroom with King Bed & Bathroom, TV/VCR/Alarm Clock, Front Porch, Stocked Gourmet Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Cooking Utensils, 7' Dining Room Table, Breakfast Bar, Family Room with Queen Sofa Bed, Large TV with Cable, DVD & Surround Sound, Laundry Room Washer & Dryer, & Sink, 3 Covered Porches on 1st Level, SECOND FLOOR, Master Bedroom & Bathroom Suite with King 4-Poster Bed, Sitting Area, TV/DVD/Phone/Alarm Clock, Balcony with Gulf Views, Double Vanity, Whirlpool Tub, Stone/Glass Shower, 2 KidGÇÖs Bedrooms with Built-in Dressers, TV/VCR Alcoves, 4 Bunk Bed Sets (8 Beds), Bathroom with Double Vanity & Tub/Shower, THIRD FLOOR, Tower Master Bedroom & Bathroom Suite with King Bed, Balcony with Spectacular Views of the Gulf & Sunsets, & Stone/Glass Shower

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