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Gary Mielcarek

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Beautiful 3-Level 4 BR Bayview Villa - Destin, Florida

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Very spacious 4BR/3BA (2300 square feet) Villa located in the world-class Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin Fla. with accessibility anywhere on the Resort by Sandtram shuttle service should you decide not to drive.

Sandestin is a 2400-acre guarded/gated community with four great golf courses, tennis courts, miles of biking and walking trails, health club, planned children activities, and much more.

Our Villa has three levels. Sleeps 14/10 in beds. The first level bedroom has a queen-size bed; the second level has dual master bedrooms with king-size beds; the third level bedroom has a queen-size bed, Two sets of bunk beds and two twin beds. The third level bedroom is perfect for kids and golf outings. I have included extra hookups for computer games. The living room has a sectional couch which unfolds to a queen-size bed. Each bedroom has its own private balcony and TV/DVD. There is a screened in porch off of the living room with a beautiful view of the bay.

Located less than 1 mile from the beach with accessibility by local Sandtram tram service that takes you anywhere on the Resort including, Wharf, grocery stores, shops etc. There are lots of things to do nearby... fishing, boating, shopping at the great Silver Sands outlet mall, and fabulous seafood restaurants and night life. There are a multitude of children's activities located at the Wharf which is a mini New Orleans style area on the Bayside of Resort and as previously mentioned you will be picked up and drop off by Sandtram shuttle service should you decide not to drive.

Keywords: Townhouse/Villa

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Gary Mielcarek (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Gary Mielcarek

Picture of my daughter, Claire and wife Karen. I am retired from UPS, live in Kentucky.

Gary Mielcarek purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Gary Mielcarek chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

I vacationed in Sandestin for the first time in 1995 and absolutley loved it. I stayed in a friend of mines home for several years and then decided to buy myself. I like the fact that you can do anything that you want to do without leaving the Resort. It is truely a self-contained City within the confines of Destin.

What makes this townhome unique

As you can see from the aerial photo, my home is secluded from the hub of action although I am no more than a mile from the beach or any other activities offered on the Resort. There is very little vehicle traffic since my homes location dead ends into the Bay. At night just steps away you can see one of the most beautiful sunsets out on the point and often times see groups of Dolphins making their way through waters right off of Vantage Point. There is also superb fishing right outside my back door with up to 6lb fish (bass) caught. If you really want to fish, just go out into the Bay that is only 90 yds from back door and try and land the red snappers or other big time game fish


based on 8 traveler reviews

Beautiful 3-Level 4 BR Bayview Villa - Destin, Florida
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
Lexinton, KY.

Amazing time in sandestin

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this unit and it could not have been more comfortable. The location is convienant to everything and the amenities are awesome. Everything you need is right there and the resort is immaculate. A shuttle will pick you up and take you straight to the white sand beach of Destin. Whether you like golf, the pool, tennis, or the beach this is the perfect location and the owner could not have been more accommodating. The screened in Lani was perfect for cooling off in the evenings and the unit was very spacious. We never felt cramped and the 4 large bedrooms gave everyone their privacy and the 3rd floor worked out perfect for the kids and gave the adults a nice break. If it happens to rain there is a huge outlet mall just a couple of miles away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our vacation!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time during our stay we had more than enough space for our large group, and Gary was very easy to work with. I would suggest bringing extra towels that's about the only thing we needed more of. There was something to do every night at the Wharf located in the resort they had free activities for the kids and for adults looking to party the Village Door is were you need to go they had free drinks from 8:30-9:30 and no cover before a certain time. The Acme restaurant located at the Wharf is really good we ate there twice during our stay if you like oysters you have to try them chargrilled.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis MO


  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 (including parents and sister with her family) was totally blown away with the vacation condo. It suited us well. Everyone had a bed to sleep in and the view of the bay was awesome. I believe that we will stay there again next year. My dad really liked the place because it was right on the golf course(his dream come true!!!). The place was nice and clean and very inviting. The Wharf and Harborwalk was awesome. Try the zipline!!! McGuire's Irish Pub restaurant has divine food. You will also enjoy the many $1 dollar bills hanging/covering the entire restaurant. It is always so sad to leave when your vacation comes to an end. We left our son's baseball bag in the fishing closet and did not realize it until 2 hours after being on the road. I called the owner and he was very helpful by contacting the lady that cleans his condo and had it shipped via UPS to us. That was very nice of them both to take the time to do what they did. It was greatly appreciated. So if I had to do it all over again I would definitely come back to this condo. The condo was truly home away from home but in vacation mode. So who ever stays there after us, I hope and wish that they will have a wonderful time as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Station, TX

Great Time at Sandestin

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented this property for Spring Break in Destin. Though none of us were over 25, the owner allowed us to stay for the week. We are a group of college students that had a lot of difficulty getting someone to rent to us when this finally came through!!

The house is WONDERFUL! Large bedrooms, lots of sleeping area, grill in the back yard, screened-in porch, second floor balcony overlooking the golf course/bay/lagoon, large refrigerator, and a big hot water heater!! I can't complain at all about the surrounding area; it is quiet, aesthetically pleasing, and overall very relaxing. The house has 4 bikes that we rode around in the morning. It is a great place to go for a bike ride!! This being said, the golfing in the area is not paid for by your stay. This seemed obvious to us, but don't expect that going in. Also, if you are going around spring break when it is cooler, then there is no access to a heated pool. There is however a nice community pool shared by a small number of houses that is great for lounging if it were warm enough.

If you are interested in golfing, the course is great! Or you can just watch golfers from the back porch while looking over the bay. What ever works for you. Also, the house is relatively close to any other activity you would want to participate in. It is about 10 minutes from Wal-Mart and 15-20 minutes into downtown Destin where most of the action is.

It is about a 45 minute walk to the beach, so we drove every day. You have access to the Sandestin private beach about 2 miles from the house where there is ample parking for Sandestin guests. It was VERY convenient not having to battle traffic or parking at all! On the beach you can rent things from kayaks, umbrellas, sports balls, etc. in addition to the boogie boards and other beach equipment already at the house.

All-in-all, we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. I would definitely recommend this location!! We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, NC

Spacious Villa with everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this villa and had a wonderful vacation. The villa was extremely spacious, delightfully decorated with vibrant colors, and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed spending time on the patio that overlooks the bay as well as the 8th hole of Links. It was fun watching the golfers in the morning. We were quite surprised that there were bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, and fishing poles for our use. When we weren't at the beach, we enjoyed lounging at the pool which was a walk in the parking lot away. We look forward to our returning trip with family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I along with some friends stayed here and had a wonderful time. This really felt like a home away from home. It has a very warm feel to it with the country decor. The rooms are large & comfortable. We shopped at Publix nearby for groceries and used the available cookware to make breakfast & lunch everyday. The screened in porch overseeing the golf course is perfect for relaxing and spending quality time with family and friends. I hope this place is available next year for our return trip.

Interaction with the owner made the rental process an easy & pleasant experience.

They even had beach chairs and umbrellas we were able to use for our time spent soaking up the sun.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
1 hour from Ft Walton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Over 8 miles of Biking/Running trails that run throughout the Resort, Golf (4 courses), Tennis (8 courts - clay/grass), Fully equipped Fitness Center, Full Service Salon (massage, facials, pedicures etc), Arcades My home is located just minutes from one of the largest Outlet Malls in the Panhandle of Florida. SilverSands outlet mall has over 300 brand name stores. I am also located just minutes from the Beach with access by SandTram shuttle service just minutes from my front door and all the activities on the Resort which includes a full service Marina that has jet-skis, para-sailing, kayaking, canoeing, sunset dinner cruises aboard the Solaris, nature hikes for the kids and dolphin watching just to name a few 'water' activities. Also the WHARF which is a self contained New Orleans style venue which has all kinds of specialty shops and entertainment for all age groups. Ie night clubs, comedy clubs fine dinning and casual dining as well as an ice skating rink, bungee jumping, movies in the park, clown and magic shows for the kids, Carousels (race cars, dragons, etc) Blast arcade and Laser Maze (4,000 sq ft fun zone) Euro Bungee (bungee cords and trampolines) Coconut climb, Zip-line etc


Rates & Availability

Sandestin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

personal check is accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Great room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 4 bunk bed , Large room for kids and golfers wanting single beds
  • First floor has a Queen size bed and fold-out queen couch in great room. Second floor has two bedrooms each with King size beds Third floor has a Queen size Bed, Two sets of bunk-beds and two twin beds (large room)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Full service transportation system SandTram located just minutes from my front door taking guest to Beach, Wharf , Grocery Store, Marina, Restaurants etc. Anywhere on the Resort. Washer/Dryer provided,and VCR/DVD in each bedroom. All Cooking Utensils provided as well as Linens, Towels etc provided. Secured Large Private Pool for Vantage Pointe guest of owners located just minutes from my homes front door as well as two other pools located throughout the Resort. Responsible Pet owners Allowed, Smoking Outdoors ONLY please!

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