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ONLY Studio W/Full Kitchen!! Tram! VRBO Verified Unit

Bedrooms Studio
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

If this unit is booked, please see listing number 400295! This Luau studio condo has undergone a major remodel incorporating upgraded amenities not found in any other Sandestin studio! Upgraded amenities unique to our studio unit include; a full kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel electric range with a 4 burner cooktop, full sized microwave oven, full sized stainless refrigerator/freezer with automatic icemaker (very important on those balmy beach days!), stainless dishwasher and sink, an awesome 46' wall mounted flat screen television, keyless entry (no standing in line for check-in), iPod dock, and wall to wall ceramic tile. In keeping with the local flavor, guests will enjoy a relaxing beach inspired motif which is carried throughout with elegant, inviting furnishings and personal touches that make the unit feel like your very own 'home away from home.' With a brand new, king-sized Sealy Posturepedic bed, a pull out full sofa bed, and separate living/dining areas, we can comfortably accommodate a family of four (2 adults/2 children). Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors are your gateway from the living area to your private balcony where you can enjoy preferred western sunset views of which no two are the same, yet all are spectacular. And, with our tenth floor location, you can indulge in an unparalleled panoramic view of the gulf, the bay, and the 4300 sq ft saltwater pool (did somebody say Margaritas?!?). For added convenience, we have also secured a private storage area where guests will find beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie board, beach toys, and coolers for your exclusive and unlimited use.

Throughout the remodeling process it was our desire to create a place where guests can realize a unique and memorable vacation experience. Therefore, luxury and convenience, coupled with a true desire to anticipate every need of the vacationer, were of the utmost importance. We feel confident those aspirations have been met and we invite you to come feel the inspiration only a place so beautiful can bring….the sand looks like sugar, the sea like emeralds and the sunsets like heaven.

Need a little more room? Check out our 1BR pool side condo at vrbo listing number 347216. If this unit is booked, we have other units available, please feel free to contact me regarding availability during your visit.

Luau is the newest of Sandestin’s luxury beachside properties. Located across the street from Finz restaurant and a stone's throw to the world-renowned Destin beaches, Luau combines elegance and simplicity with its Asian-inspired feel. Luau is located just across the street from the Sandestin Hilton.

• Open in 2006

• Sunset observation deck on the roof

• Fitness center

• 4,000 square foot saltwater swimming pool with a swim-behind waterfall (March - heated)

• Hot tub

• Children's pool

• Outdoor gas barbeque grills and tables

• Near Finz restaurant

• Overlooks the Dunes Putting Course

• Near The Market Shops

Nestled on 2,400 acres of spectacular beaches and bayfront, Sandestin is like a world of its own. Sandestin guests don’t have to be a kid to act like one. Indulge in endless resort amenities, from four championship golf courses – making it one of the top Florida golf resorts, 15 world-class tennis courts, full-service marina, water sports, charter sailing and fishing, boutique, designer and outlet shopping, fine and casual dining, state-of-the-art fitness center, professional salon and day spa and fun children’s programs. In addition, the Village of Baytowne Wharf, on the bayside of the resort, brings another dimension to Sandestin's incredible popularity with endless choices of restaurants and entertainment. Also on the bay side of the resort is the Grande Boulevard area which includes additional restaurant and shopping choices, as well as a Publix shopping center.

DO NOT FALL FOR THE AMENITIES CARD MYTH! The Resort will charge you 12% of the total charge for your stay for access to Resort amenities (not an optional charge). IT IS NOT FREE! If booking through the Resort you will pay a fee for most 'free' amenities, even after paying for the amenities card.

We provide many items to our guests for free (really free). However, for those we do not provide, all guests are given a list of local contacts who can provide you with many activities/services at a rate lower than the Resort will charge you for those same 'free' services.

For example; beach Set-ups are $30 per day, per person through the Resort and include chair and umbrella. We provide all of our guests unlimited use of our beach chairs, umbrella, beach toys and cooler for free!

Resort guests pay the 12% fee for access to Sandestin Fitness Center and Pools. The Luau fitness center and pool is FREE and is restricted to Luau guests only, so no overcrowding and heightened level of security.

Guests of our properties receive discounts at many Resort Vendors. Guests renting through Sandestin do not.

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More Details

property 287470
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About property 287470

We've lived in the area since 1971, always enjoyed the beach, fishing and water sports.

property 287470 purchased this condo in 2006

Why property 287470 chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We purchased in Sandestin because it is, hands-down, the most beautiful resort on the Emerald Coast. In addition to the natural beauty, the unlimited amenities make Sandestin, in my opinion, the best resort in the area by far.

Guestbook comments from the owner

AWESOME! We loved the condo! Very roomy for our family of four and super clean. The luau is such a NICE building. You had everything we could possibly need for the beach! And the beach was only a SHORT walk away. The condo had such a pretty view, we didn't want to leave. The full kitchen was so nice for us. The kids had their snacks whenever they needed them and we were able to cook meals as well. It was a wonderful place to come back to after a day of fun. Sharon you were very helpful and super fast with communications. We really appreciate that. The activities in Destin sheet you sent was incredibly helpful as well. It was a fantastic first trip to Destin for us! Thanks so much!!!
Jul 2011
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Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

ONLY Studio W/Full Kitchen!! Tram! VRBO Verified Unit
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews

Great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic getaway to this condo. We didn't want a ton of space, so this was perfect! The room, sheets, and comforter were clean. Just a five minute walk to the beach and close to the wharf, and other shopping areas. The ocean supplies were great. Chairs, umbrella, floaties, and a hand truck to lug them all down to the beach. We would totally stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geneva, Alabama

best studio on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our two kids, ages 6 and 1 stayed the week of the 4th. This is by far the biggest and best studio I have ever stayed in. VERY clean and roomy for a studio. Very nicely decorated also. We found the king bed to be very comfortable as well. My oldest loved sleeping on the fold out couch and being in the same room with us. We had brought a blow up bed for our 1 yr old, but the condo has a pack n play and we used it.

The views are fantastic! The resort itself is nice also. Great pool, and a short walk to the beach. The grilling area was great too. Grills were nice, easy to use and clean. We knew the restaurants would be too crowded the week of the 4th so we cooked most nights on the grills and stayed on the beaches till dark. It was fantastic. The owner is fantastic to communicate with as well. Being able to use the owners closet was great. It has chairs, umbrella, floats, body boards, coolers, etc. All in all, our visit was great. We will definetly try to rent this again sometime soon.

Also, if you live Starbucks like I do, the Hilton is right next door and they have one.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a relaxing stay in this rental. The unit was actually better in person compared to the photos. King size bed was very comfortable with large TV mounted on wall in front. Room was spacious for a studio. All appliances in kitchen worked great and bathroom was nicely updated. Two light bulbs went out while we were there, but that was a minor inconvenience. Only note I have to renters would be to bring their own cart/wagon for carrying items to beach. What is provided is simply like a dolly, which wasn't easy transporting everything to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mandeville LA

Good Experience

  • 4 of 5

The room was as advertised. The bed and pillows are not comfortable. The pull out bed in the couch did not have a fitted sheet. We tucked the flat sheet in but it did not stay on the bed well while we slept. The mattress is wrapped in a plastic covering that is more hygienic but uncomfortable to sleep on when the sheet does not stay in place. Other than that, we were happy with our stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your most helpful feedback! As a result of your comments, we took a closer look at the comfort of the King bed and, as a result, have now replaced the bed with a brand new Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top set. In addition, there should always be fitted sheets provided for both the King bed and sleeper sofa, the absence of which I have addressed with our housekeeping staff. I only wish you could have notified me during your stay as I have a member of staff in the building almost every day and could have taken care of your issues promptly. Thanks again for your review and we hope to work with you on future visits!
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A great place

  • 4 of 5

First, Sharon was great to deal with and sent lots of good info about the area with the rental agreement. The listing and photos are accurate and the unit is clean. The refrigerator has an icemaker and there is an ice machine downstairs as well. We didn't use the oven, but we did use the downstairs grills three times. The grills and grilling area are kept clean. The pool and pool area are well maintained. This unit faces the west and offers good views of the sunset. It is about a 3 to 5 minute walk to the beach. We would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Studio Hidden Inside of Sandestin

  • 4 of 5

The studio was exactly as advertised. Great full kitchenette you wouldn't find in most studios. Great views of the resort property and the coast. Spacious room for weekend getaway or quick trip for a couple. Luau is a fun building and not a bad walk to the beach at all. Great trip, great property!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sandestin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Aug 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 26 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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