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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom on the Bay

Luxury VIP villa:

Quiet privacy and water views prevail in this corner townhouse located on pristine Choctawhatchee Bay facing six miles of water and incredible sunsets. An electric fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere at night. Enjoy the refreshing pool around the corner. Upgraded kitchen includes sub-zero fridge, convection oven and is chocked full of Pampered Chef tools for those who like to cook and grill. Resort restaurants are 1 mile away for those who don't want to touch the kitchen.

The high vaulted ceilings give the main room an expansive feel. With the enclosed lanai, there is plenty of space to spread out so you can relax and experience a vacation as you should; no worries, lots of entertainment, and relaxing waters to gaze on at the end of the day.

Easy bike or car ride to the beach or The Village of Baytowne Wharf - a New Orleans styled village featuring restaurants, bars, shops, live music, a merry-go-round, zip line, winter ice skating and seasonal fireworks.

Breathe deeply the ambience of this perfect vacation spot which is as pretty as Disney and entertaining as a nature preserve. Frequent heron, bird and dolphin sightings. Enjoy the fun of the beach and the busy, night life in the Village, then come home to peaceful quiet. North Shore properties are mostly non-rental units where residents keep an orderly but friendly complex. The owners, Chris and Joe Manion, reside full-time at their home next door. They are always happy to answer any questions that might make your stay more enjoyable.

Our renters call this airy unit 'dreamy,' 'first class,' 'The Ritz!' and 'the pictures don't do it justice.'

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort offers the most complete resort experience in North America. Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages with its gorgeous 7-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands and emerald green waters.

The resort boasts a pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, top notch restaurants and nightlife venues. The nation’s largest designer outlet mall is less than a mile away for a diversion from the beach on a rainy day.

Keywords: Townhome

More Details

Chris Manion
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Chris Manion

We left Chicago winters behind to live in this dreamy resort and wish to share it with as many as we can. The soul needs beauty to restore itself from time to time. We live on the property, so if you need anything, we're close at hand. Our son is a Second Class Petty Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard; our daughter teaches high school English in Michigan. We are proud of them both and highly supportive of families and parents who raise them. We are happily married 40 years and love welcoming newlyweds!

Chris Manion purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Chris Manion chose Sandestin

People familiar with Sandestin repeatedly said that this unit was the nicest they had stayed in. These were visitors who had been coming to the area for 20 or more years. We dismissed the comments the first few times; after the fourth comment, we began to take them seriously. We didn't realize we had such a gem! The resort's beauty is widely known; the peace at North Shore is rarely found. I don't think we will ever tire of the water view...

What makes this townhome unique

You just can't get much closer to the water! In the 2nd picture with table and chairs, that's the Bay where the grass ends! Very spacious, calming decor matches the peacefulness outside.

We have beach chairs and an umbrella available for our guests. Tennis on clay and hard court, 72 holes of incredible golf, great lessons from pros, kayaking (with the dolphins) on the Bay or Gulf, fishing & crabbing right out your door, #1 beaches in the continental US (per US Travel & Leisure).

The high vaulted ceilings give the main room an expansive feel. With the enclosed lanai, there is plenty of space to spread out so you and your family or friends can relax and experience a vacation as you should; no worries, lots of entertainment, and relaxing waters to gaze on at the end of the day. Hang out by the fire, grab a drink and some cards or dominoes, or peruse the book drawer. It is always stocked with a variety of good books. See how many satellites or meteors you can count from your private balcony. With no major city lights to bog up the sky, every visible star is waiting to twinkle at you and your loved ones. On calm nights, you'll see them reflected in the Bay's waters.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Simply loved your condo. So comfortable, inviting and pretty!!

Thank you for letting us use it. It was perfect.
Sep 2012
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Sandestin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath, 2nd Floor - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom, on 2nd floor - 1 king
    Living Room has Queen sleeper sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Addt'l sofa in sitting area would accommodate a young adult
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
As of 4/13/17, brand new queen sleeper sofa in living room. Bedding is available for the sleeper sofa. There is a carpeted landing outside the Master Bedroom with ample space for an inflatable mattress, crib or sleeping bags (BYO). FAQ's How far away is the beach? Gulf of Mexico sugar-white sand beach is 1.2 miles away, within the resort


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 83 reviews

Rainy, cold visit; warm, cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-appointed rental. Owners supplied everything needed for a delightful stay. Although the weather left a lot to be desired, the condo didn’t. I’d like to return and take advantage of the surrounding walking trails.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Northshore 964. Owner’s are great people and very accommodating and the townhome is great. You can’t beat the bay views from every room. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay, close to everything. Loved waking up and going put on tje balcony listeng to the water and feeling the breeze. Joe and Chris have a beautiful place and cant wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Superb waterfront villa property experience

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away on the Sandestin bay-side, lies a vacation retreat unlike any other we have rented. This property met and exceeded all of our expectations. The interior attention to details added an extra warmth, making our stay the most comfortable and relaxing vacation we have had in several years. The water views were outstanding, especially from the deck off the master bedroom. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you! It makes us so happy to share this exquisite property and slice of paradise with others. We're so glad you were able to relax so deeply. Isn't that what vacation is all about? We very much look forward to seeing you again. Chris & Joe
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the home and it's furnishing

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gulf of Mexico, beach access for guests/owners


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning/Management Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

PLEASE CALL Eileen Wise at 850-687-9734 for the best rates and discussion of fees. She is our reservation/rental manager.

IMPORTANT: The VRBO payment processing system mandates that the initial rent payment be made by credit/debit card. We would greatly appreciate your final payment be made with the echeck option, so we may avoid the merchant services credit card fee. SNOWBIRDS: Final payments made via credit card will be subject to a 3% credit card processing fee (5% international). Monthly renters may elect to mail a personal check 22 days prior to arrival (normal final payment is due 15 days prior).

11% = 6% FL sales tax, 1% Walton county sales tax, 4% bed tax.

Some 2-night stays may be available during the 3-night minimum time periods of Spring Break and Summer. Based upon availability. Please inquire and we will try to accommodate your request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.