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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

LARGE POOL WITH WATERFALL..2 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH..FREE WIFI!

4 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE "BOOK IT" BUTTON THRU HOMEAWAY THEY CHARGE AN ADDTIONAL SERVICE FEE. HOWEVER, IF YOU CONTACT ME DIRECTLY @ 859-240-4713 TO BOOK YOUR STAY, THAT ADDTIONAL FEE IS WAIVED.

This spacious studio unit offers relaxing Bahama inspired surroundings with a waterfall pool for your relaxation. Luau studio units boast large rooms, breakfast kitchen and private balconies.

Luau is one of Sandestin Resorts newest buildings located just steps from the waters edge. The complex offers an amazing lagoon style pool with swim through waterfall and island recesses.

Walking distance to the Beach and the Market Shops of Sandestin. Enjoy either casual or world class dining at one of the Resorts local eateries.

You can also get active using any of the 15 tennis courts, the on-site fitness centers, bike trails, or the full-service marina. Enjoy a round of golf on any of the 4 major championship courses. Sandestin has everything needed to keep you active right here in the resort.

The Luau offers a spectacular observation deck that allows for stunning water and sunset views

*Newest building on beach side-LUAU

*Studio 470 sq. ft. on the 4th floor

*King bed and QUEEN sofa sleeper

*Dining table seats 2

*TV with DVD

*Small refrigerator and microwave

*Exercise room

*Fabulous heated pool with hot tub and children's pool (HEATED ON MARCH 1 ST)

*Beach access only a close walk

*Golf, tennis, biking, restaurants, shopping and much more available on the resort.

NOTE: you can use the BOOK IT BUTTON THRU HOMEAWAY, however they charge you a service fee, if you prefer , you can contact me directly (859-240-4713) and save on the service fees.. Thank you

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.3
based on 4 traveler reviews

LARGE POOL WITH WATERFALL..2 MINUTE WALK TO THE BEACH..FREE WIFI!
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
5

Great, family friendly place!

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 4 (kids 6&8) and stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. Booking with the owner was super easy! He responds to emails very quickly and is extremely kind and helpful. The condo is adorable and the location is very convenient. We had no "I'm bored" moments. We visited the beach, used the pool, and played mini golf. We also drove to the destin board walk and ate in seaside. The drive to both of these places was very convenient. Also very close to shopping and groceries. we had a great time and look forward to visiting again! Also, the atmosphere is so nice. People make friendly conversation and it's just a fun place to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia, US
5

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent condo for anyone looking to stay in Sandestin! The beach is only a three minute walk from the Luau. It was nice to walk back to the condo for lunch everyday. Also the Luau offers a beautiful pool with a great little snack bar. I also highly recommend visiting the sun deck in this building since the views are breath taking. Overall, a clean comfortable condo with an amazing location.

I would also like to comment on how well this owner communicated. He responds almost instantaneously and had clear directions on how to get into the condo. Ultimately, this helped us enjoy our trip even more. Thanks for great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June visit

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this unit in late June. I believe you can't go wrong staying at this resort which has plenty to offer right on the property. I have stayed at many different locations on this property over the years and will always return.

That said, I will not stay at Luau again. Although it is well located and is very pretty, Luau suffers from a lack of parking and amenities. The pool area is very nice with a small snack bar, but there is only one ice machine to supply the entire building so usually, there is no ice. Extra parking is across the road. If you are carrying a lot of stuff and are by yourself, good luck!

Now, about this unit in particular -- the lock on the door has a little trick to it. Once you figure it out, no problem but the owner does not seem to know what that trick is and was no help when I called. Also, this unit is not included on the full amenity package that the resort offers. What that means is, you cannot ride the free trolleys all over the property or use all the pools. I don't know what else you can't do as those were the only ones I tried (free bicycles? tennis? miniature golf?). The pool at Luau was closed most of one full day due to a problem so I headed across the road to one of the other pools and was not allowed in! This is the first time I have rented here using VRBO so I did not know that this would even be an issue. Also, this is a very bare bones rental. There are not an abundance of towels and the owner does not even provide a bar of soap! Fortunately, he told me that before I arrived. I was traveling by car so I packed a bag with soap, extra toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, etc. and I am glad I did.

So, to sum it up, if all you need is a clean, safe unit with only a short walk to the beach, and don't care about the view (this overlooks the parking lot), this will be fine. If you want to experience everything the resort has to offer, find another place to rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL
4

Last minute new-year's eve getaway.

  • 4 of 5

This was perfect for my wife and I. There was even room for another with the twin pull out. There needs to be a "GREAT" rating on here...

Owner/manager's response - Excellent.

Ease of Booking - Excellent.

Price - Excellent.

Gated parking - Excellent.

Access to beach - Excellent.

View from sun-deck - breathtaking.

Amenities - 24 hr gym, and Hot-tub - Excellent. Pool wasn't heated in the winter, but still running with the waterfall which made for a great atmosphere. Laundry was available which was nice.

Cleanliness - Good. Well kept grounds, The room was clean. We had one concern with stains on some fabrics that we raised to the manager. (The owner/manager is at the mercy of the cleaning crew here, and this IS a rental, so I certainly understand.) Other than this last point, I would say Excellent all the way. Regardless, my wife and I highly recommend this unit for anything from romantic getaway to family fun (up to four persons) on the beach. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sandestin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,200
 
 
FALL
Aug 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$149
$800
 
 
LABOR DAY
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
FALL
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,100
 
 
Winter
Nov 2 2016 - Mar 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$650
 
 
SPRING BREAK
Mar 15 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,700
 
 
SPRING
Apr 16 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,150
 
 
MEMORIAL WEEKEND
May 27 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change for the following holidays. (Spring break, Memorial week, July 4 th,Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas week, New Year's Eve, etc.)

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Amenities

Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (TWIN) (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
BELOW IS A LIST OF THE RESTAURANTS & SHOPPES LOCATED INSIDE THE VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF! 1. Sandestin Real Estate 2. Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association 3. Wells Fargo Bank 4. Another Broken Egg Café 5. Wharf General Store 6. Lumpy's Wine Bar 7. Bistro Bijoux 8. Caffe Siena at Sandestin 9. Grin-Go's Tex-Mex Cantina 10. Coming Soon 11. Barefoot Princess Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop 12. Island Clothiers 13. Marlin Grill 14. Rum Runners 15. Coconut Kids 16. Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar 17. Candymaker 18. San Gelato 19. Acme Oyster House 20. Baytowne Jewelers 21. Hartell's Village Diner 22. Aloha Surf Company 24. Coco and Company 25. M. Cline Designs 30. Mike's Magic Shop 31. Poppy's Seafood Factory 32. Hammerhead's Bar & Grille 33. The Village Door 34. Roberto's Pizzeria 35. Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack 36. Mermaids 38. Trader Tom's Shells & Gifts 39. Sandestin Clothing Company 40. Toys & Treasures 41. Blast Arcade and Laser Maze

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