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NO "FEES!"* Family Friendly! Westwinds/ Sandestin, Golf Cart, Bikes, PrivateWiFi

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 7)

Welcome to CADY CAY! This unit is ON THE BEACH. It is literally a two minute stroll to the beach, one minute to the pool.

^There is a short Video of this unit you can watch by clicking the camera tab just above the main picture on vrbo.

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*I try to make my rate as transparent as possible. The rate is a nightly rate. My fixed costs are 150 per rental. This means longer stays will have a lower per noctem rate, and my guests who stay longer are fairly rewarded. Total tax (state and county) is 11%. The "Service Fee" you see is added by vrbo, not I.

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We are the Kimbles, a family with seven children, and we would love for you to stay at our condo. We rely on rental income from you to afford this unit, and we know how competitive rentals are right now. What we have to offer you, besides reasonable rates, is a condo that we love to come to when we can, and that we have stuffed full of everything you need for a wonderful family vacation. You also get personal touches that are unique to renting from an owner directly, such as being able to use our golf cart and bikes. You have come to VRBO. If you are truly ready for the By Owner experience, and if you trust that I will do everything under my control to provide you and your family with the absolute best beach vacation experience possible, then this is the place for you.

This unit has been renovated by us, with rectified travertine tile floors (no grout lines), and blue pearl granite in the kitchen and all bathrooms. The kitchen has new appliances, including a refrigerator with rapid temperature recovery so that you can stuff it full without worrying that your milk will spoil. The master bath has an enormous shower with a rain-shower shower head. And there is also a full size stacked washer and dryer. The three TVs and DVD players in the unit are new blu-ray and internet capable devices, and can access our Netflix account, giving you access to thousands of movies, documentaries, and tv shows, for free. The living room tv has an 'SEC Box' that upgrades the basic cable and allows you to get the SEC Network football games, plus many more channels you cannot get with the basic cable provided by the resort. Our Westwinds building has provided free wifi for years, and we have always had problems with a bad or no connection. We have remedied this by purchasing a separate internet account just for you. Your devices will find our 'kimble4822' network, and you can connect with our private password. Besides giving you a reliable internet connection, you also have a secure connection, perfect for work or confidential data.

I want your vacation to be stress free, and most importantly, as much a vacation for mom as for the kids. In pursuit of this goal, I stock this unit with basic kitchen sundries, such as salt and spices, sugar, tea and coffee, condiments and more. I also keep paper plates and plastic cups, foil, wraps, and ziplock bags in the cabinets for you. Under the sink I have soap, dishwasher pods, wipes and garbage bags. The laundry area has detergent and dryer sheets, and I keep office supplies and first aid items there, also. I have basic bathroom items under the sink, and the beach area has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games, books and magazines, and lots of dvds in the living room. I provide towels and linens, not a service. This means that you have the highest quality sheets I could find, Comphy brand, and the highest hotel-quality towels I could buy. I also provide you with the highest quality bathroom amenities I could find, Ecru New York. You will be welcomed with Italian candies on your pillow and a small gift on your nightstand. I really hope all of your needs are covered, and if you can think of anything else that I can supply for you, just let me know.

The height of this condo is such that you can experience everything for which you came to the Emerald Coast. The blue-green water and snowy-sand beach lay just beyond the balcony. Moreover, this unit is on the 15th floor, which is the penthouse floor. There are only four units on the entire floor, and the adjacent unit is never rented. The building tower next door is Southwinds, and it cannot be rented, so it is always empty. The only sound interrupting the ocean waves will be the laughter of your children. The location of this unit on the east side of the building means you can enjoy your tea or coffee, wine or beer, on the balcony without getting hammered by the sun and without getting blown away by the gales. Summer is wonderful, but I hope you have a chance to go in the off season. There is nothing better than throwing the balcony doors open and falling asleep to the rising moon and lapping waves, and waking up to the golden sunrise and the distant peal of seagulls.

The decor is very family friendly, with soft, beachy colors, butter-soft leather couch, big and comfy thick mattresses, and bar stools that will never stub a little barefoot toe. The kitchen back splash is done entirely in hand cut, hand placed Venetian glass smalti tiles, inspiring your children to name every fish, which is actually possible, including Sponge Bob. The dining room chandelier has over fifty feet of hand strung glass beads, and has inspired many games of I-Spy. All of the art work is original, and has a beachy, off-beat vibe, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. We know you will love this unit, and we hope that you will feel it love you right back.

Oh, I almost forgot -- Here is the boring information. This is a two bedroom unit. The master has a king bed and its own bath. The guest has a queen bed and twin bed, and has its own bath. The living room, with its queen sofa bed, can access the half bath. This unit sleeps 7 in comfy beds, and I also provide two port-a-cribs because I remember when I needed two. (fun days, good memories, tired me) I also have baby equipment like high chairs, pumpkin seat slings, and strollers, and toddler equipment like bed bumpers, sleeping cot, floaties and motion sensors (to make sure you know the kids are up) that you are welcome to use.

We also have the most wonderful housekeepers, Sue and Suzie, who do the cleaning and who help me keep the unit spic and span. They pleasantly tolerate the closets and cabinets I have stuffed full of vacation extras for you guys, and are on site if you need anything. I am the owner and not a management company, and I want to give you personal service and make your vacation very special.

I have uploaded a video I took of the unit and pool and beach. It is 37 minutes. It is very thorough, and I want you to be sure this is the place for you. Right by the photos, there is a tab with a video camera on it, where you can see the video. Fair warning -- it is just me and hubby's camera, and I am not expecting an Oscar nomination.

I have one other unit, also at Westwinds. It is vrbo429145. If this unit is already booked, or if there is something about it that you do not like, you can always take a look at the other unit. It is completely different, in building location and in feel.

We just bought a new six seater golf cart, teal to match the condo, that you are welcome to use if you like. You can use it to troll over to the bay side and visit Baytowne Wharf or The Boulevard, where the Publix and the Carmike Cinema is located.

P.S. This unit is available for short term rentals (two weeks or less) only. While I have loved having my snowbirds in years past, we have made the difficult decision to keep the unit open in January and February for shorter term guests.

More Details

Owner
Belinda Kimble
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Belinda Kimble

I, Belinda Masdon Kimble, grew up in Haleyville, Alabama, about a six hour drive away from Destin, Florida. My uncle had a trailer at the trailer park that bites into part of the Sandestin resort, just on Hwy 98 called Destin East. I loved coming down with my girlfriends and staying there free, and driving into Ft. Walton for the night life, because in the late seventies and early eighties, there was nothing at Sandestin except the golf course, Clements Antiques, and Camping on the Gulf. Well, a lot has changed in my life and at Sandestin. I am so happy to have this condo, which we use at times in the off season, and rent out whenever we can.

Belinda Kimble purchased this condo in 2002

Why Belinda Kimble chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We looked at many properties in the area, from Ft. Walton Beach to Seaside and Blue Mountain. This was by far the most expensive condo we looked at. And we fell in love. The first thing that grabbed us is the view. The second thing was the beautiful unit itself. I love the layout, with the two bedrooms separated on opposite sides of the condo. The last thing was the pool and beach access. The pool is beautifully landscaped, and the beach is never crowded. We have not become rich through this investment, but we have enjoyed many family vacations at the beach. We have also met many wonderful guests who have shared this condo with us, and contributed a tiny bit of positive energy that stays within this property.

What makes this condo unique

I want your vacation to be stress free, and most importantly, as much a vacation for mom as for the kids. In pursuit of this goal, I stock this unit with basic kitchen sundries, such as salt and spices, sugar and coffee. I also keep paper plates and plastic cups in the cabinets for you. The laundry area has detergent and dryer sheets, and I keep office supplies and first aid items there, also. I have basic bathroom items under the sink, and the beach closet has a ton of beach stuff in it. I have family board games and lots of dvds in the living room, and each of the three flat screen tvs has Netflix and a dvd player. I do all the linens, not a service, including sheets and towels, and I provide the very best. I really hope all of your needs are covered, and if you can think of anything else that I can supply for you, just let me know.

Amenities

Sandestin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 15
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1170 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Grab bars by toilet and in shower, bench in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , There is central access to this half bath.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Port-a-crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fine for kids or teens, not the best choice for adults.
  • King size beds (1) In Master, Queen size Beds (1) In Guest, Twin or Single Beds (1) In Guest, Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lush tropical gardens beautifully landscaped, heated pool in winter, exercise room, sunset viewing deck on the beach, gated beach access, private beach with no overcrowding, and dolphins and seagulls that just seem to enjoy our frontage of the beach more than the others.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(104 traveler reviews)

NO "FEES!"* Family Friendly! Westwinds/ Sandestin, Golf Cart, Bikes, PrivateWiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 104 reviews
5

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Every year my husband and I take a trip to Sandestin between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have stayed at many properties at the resort. This was the best by far. The owner, Belinda, has provided a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. A great extra is having access to a golf cart which I don't think I could live without now. Belinda makes sure you have everything you need (and could wish for). This was the perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

What a great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay! The condo is so nice and clean - and our hosts were so accommodating!!! We had everything we needed including the golf cart to run around in! The location is amazing - Westwinds is, by far, the best location in Sandestin. Bayside for breakfast and Acme for grilled oysters - we were set with everything we could ask for to relax for a week at the beach!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay in the Fall, nice accommodations, heated pool, loved the golf cart, butterflies

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were as expected based on all the positive reviews. Owner is the best. Gave us a lot of useful information before the trip. Unit has nice view, and Westwinds was nice and quiet for this time of year. October is great time to visit, quiet, nice weather, butterflies everywhere, and gulf waters still warm enough to swim in. Pool was heated and comfortable. Availability of golf cart and bikes is nice to help get around resort. Would like to come back and stay here again sometime. Thanks to Belinda.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, Belinda had everything you could think of in this condo! So many extras and the kids loved taking golf cart rides to Baytown Wharf or Starbucks. Belinda was so helpful, and answered all questions I had very quickly. This was by far the best condo we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of our best vacations ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it here!! Belinda offered more than any other condo owner we have ever stayed with before! I couldn't believe all the things that we did not have to purchase once we were there and the atmosphere in the condo was fabulous!! The first thing the whole family did was to find the hidden Sponge-Bob in the kitchen back splash!! (which they did find lol but it took a hot minute) We came down here for our daughter's 13th birthday beach bash with her friends. 1 week before our trip and our daughter broke her ankle. Needless to say that was not what you want before heading to the beach for a week! But, the condo was fabulous! She had a waterproof cast and was still able to enjoy all the comforts of being at the beach and the pool here is awesome! Not only did we have our daughter and her 2 friends with us, but now we added the crutches and the knee scooter to boot. But there was plenty of room in the condo for all! Having all the beach supplies already there and the best part was literally having the beach cart to haul everything down to the beach with! We didn't have to buy endless items for the condo for our stay! Life was made so much easier here with our daughter being in her situation. We can't thank you enough for allowing us to rent your condo and can't wait to make another trip back! I do have a little fear of heights lol but I managed to be ok with it lol. The views are just gorgeous and waking up to the sunset every morning was just perfect! The condo is clean and well stocked in bathroom supplies, kitchen things and all the beach and pool things you can think of! The golf cart was also a big help! And it was big enough to fit us all in and her crutches or the scooter! She even buckled the scooter in lol. The gate guard was impressed with that one lol. Thanks again for all your help, info and the welcome gifts for us and the girls!! We have vacationed several times with our daughters friends and everyday all I heard about was how nice and "COOL" our condo was!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream condo experience, first class owners

  • 5 of 5

My family has made many beach trips and stayed at many condos. I can honestly say that this was the most satisfying beach experience all around that we've ever enjoyed. A very large part of that awesome experience was the Cady Cay condo. First and foremost was our dealings with the owner Belinda. From the time we made our reservation until our last day at the beach, she was always willing to patiently answer questions, address issues, and provide many things in the condo at no extra charge that made our stay headache free and allowed us to focus completely on playing and relaxing. Next is the condo itself. Everything is decorated so perfectly to compliment the beach vibe. Most all common goods are already provided for you so that you don't have to go out and buy them. The furnishings are very nice and you won't lack for anything in the condo. The property itself is high end from the tropical landscaping and pool/hot tub area to the private beach for the Westwinds guests. Another fantastic perk for staying at the Cady Cay is the use of the six seater golf cart. We loved scooting over to the two eating and shopping areas without having to get in our car. I know we got many looks of envy from people who saw us breezing around in our cute teal luxury golf cart! So, if you want to take your next vacation at a place where the beach is awesome, the condo is plush, and the owner genuinely cares that you have a great time, then the Cady Cay is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This 15th Floor Unit is the most beautiful at Westwinds, which is the most beautiful building, on the most beautiful beachfront location, at the most beautiful resort in the Florida panhandle.

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Rates & Availability

Sandestin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
2017 Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
2017 Late Spring
Apr 17 2017 - May 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2017 Summer! Yay!
May 21 2017 - Aug 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
2017 Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2017 Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2017 December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
2017 Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
2018 Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

My fixed costs $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

In the Fall and Winter, I welcome an excuse to offer you a discount by covering your cleaning fees for a week-long stay: military, first responder, teacher, clergy, active or retired. It is my way of thanking you for everything you do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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