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Chris Manion

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Fall Asleep Listening to the Waves; Relax by the Bay this Fall

54 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Sandestin Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Manion (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 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 38 years and love welcoming newlyweds!

Chris Manion purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Chris Manion chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

People familiar with Sandestin repeatedly said that this unit was the nicest they'd stayed in - these were visitors who'd come here 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'll 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, as well as water toys and horse shoes. 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's 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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Reviews

4.9
based on 54 traveler reviews

Fall Asleep Listening to the Waves; Relax by the Bay this Fall
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 60 reviews
5

A Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as pictured. We were met by Chris and given a brief tour of the home. There were numerous thoughtful touches throughout the home. We enjoyed the view of the bay each morning and at sunset. We were entertained by the native (small) animals. The walk to the beach was a nice way to begin our day before swimming in the ocean. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the pool which is just a short stroll from the home. Our son (stationed at Eglin Air Force Base) was able to spend time with us relaxing. The property worked well for us; coming from Pensacola Airport and going to Elgin. We left with smiles on our faces and wonderful memories of our time together in Florida. I would completely recommend this property and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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most of all we felt very much at home. Sandestin is too busy but the unit was great

  • 4 of 5

Clean and well-maintained. Beautiful views

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Metairie, La
5

Paradise on the Bay in Sandestin

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my wife and I as we were looking for a property away from the noise and traffic of the "Gulf Side" while enjoying all the amenities you would expect and more. Excellent kitchen (well stocked) with every imaginable gadget from Pampered Chef. Champagne views virtually everywhere in the townhouse including the deck off the master bedroom. Seating for 10 in the dining area which we needed one night as we hosted a family event. Fishing right outside your back door.... tip... please use live shrimp for bait!!!! Joe & Chris Manion, the owners were available to answer all questions/or concerns. Could not ask for better service and communication.

Would absolutely stay again when in the area.

Mike & Laurie Drufner

Metairie, La

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love your description of the "champagne views," Mike and Laurie! We'd love to see you again. Come back soon!
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5

Beautiful, convenient, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two children stayed here for four nights. We were all so impressed. The kids loved the activities in the Baytown Village, fishing, and pool. My husband and I were amazed by the view, the cleanliness, and the easy access to the beach and resort restaurants. It was nice to come back to such a relaxing spot after our busy day. The owners and property manager were very responsive. I would recommend this location to anyone and hope to plan another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Superb property that offers the best of the area yet quiet and secluded. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Could not ask for a better vacation rental. Husband even caught a couple fish from backyard.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Enjoyed our stay in Sandestin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Grand in Sandestin. The condo was clean, comfortable and well furnished. It is located on the 8th floor and offers nice views of the bay. It is within a 5 minute walk to the Baytown Village and Marina. The complex has a nice fitness center. Parking is in the first floor garage that has an elevator that you can take directly to the condo. To get to the beach you can either take a free shuttle, drive or ride a bike (there are several bike/jogging paths and bikes can be rented in the village).

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Baytowne Beer Festival October 14-15, 2016

Sandestin Gumbo Festival February 17-18, 2017

Sandestin Wine Festival April 20-23, 2017

Destin Charity Wine Auction April 28-30, 2017

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Rates & Availability

Sandestin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Glorious Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
November/December
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
$1,999
 
 
January/February 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$135
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$650
$1,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

IMPORTANT: All reservations paid by credit/debit card are subject to a 2.9% processing fee (foreign transaction fee is 5% i.e. Canada). An additional Payment Request will be sent if a credit/debit card is used for your initial or final payment. You may opt to pay with echeck. Monthly renters may elect to mail a check, as well.

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.

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Amenities

Sandestin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath, 2nd Floor - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom, on 2nd floor - 1 king
    Landing outside Master (see notes below) - Landing area outside MB for crib,blowup mattress,sleepingbag
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
There is a carpeted landing outside the Master Bedroom with ample space for a large inflatable mattress, crib or sleeping bags (BYO). Sofa in Living Room is NOT a sleeper sofa. 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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