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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,170 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

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.

^You can see a Video of this unit on youtube. Search 4822 tour, and it should come up. I am not sure why they removed the video link from this site. They must be reformatting.

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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 three other units, also at Westwinds. They are vrbo429145 (2/2), vrbo 1023833 (2/2), and vrbo 1102715 (1/1). 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.

This condo has the use of our six seater golf cart at all times. However, beginning April 7, 2018, the golf cart will be co-opted, and this unit will have the golf cart one half of the time, on even numbered days.

Note: Beginning April 7, 2018, this condo will have the use of a six seater golf cart on EVEN NUMBERED DAYS. That is, you will have a golf cart for one half of your stay. The guest in my other unit will have use of the golf cart during the other times. You can use the golf cart 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:
September 18, 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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • limited accessibility ...
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.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 130 reviews
5

Heaven on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This is the most well-equipped condo you will ever stay in. Everything you would need in any ordinary kitchen is supplied as well as paper products, etc. I mean everything. Saving money not having to buy the basic necessities is awesome. The view is awesome; the pool is heated and warm. I can't recommend this unit enough. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic unit with lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

The listing for this unit is spot on the unit is clean well maintained and attractive. This owner is top notch and always very helpful with questions. The unit comes with lots of extras including condiments and items you will need around the pool and beach. We always feel welcome and like we are at home in this condo we highly recommend this property family friendly. The restaurants at Grand Boulevard are great ( Emeril's, PF Chang's, Cantina Laredo, Grimaldi's and of course Kilwins for ice cream. Lots of attractions here including the Harbour, Baytown, Pirate Ship for the kids and don't miss renting a pontoon for a day at Crab Island.

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  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing condo on the beach with all the amenities you need!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is cute, clean, comfortable, and convenient to the beach! It has all the amenities you could ask for and more! We enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay in an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the property went so far beyond any expectations I could have had when I booked the property for our family's vacation, that it will be difficult for another place to exceed them. The apartment is BEAUTIFUL, fully stocked with all those little things that you forget to pack/don't want to bother with when traveling, but enjoy having none the less, traveling with three children I totally appreciated the washer/dryer, fully outfitted kitchen, and Netflix service. The view from the balcony is beautiful. Extremely easy to get to the pool and the gorgeous beach. Felt like the property was safe and secure. The apartment was also spic and span when we arrived--the cleaners are obviously very good at what they do. There were plenty of towels available--again, this may seem trivial to some people, but when you're a family of five, comfortable bed linens and plenty of high quality towels are important! The property owners were beyond accommodating, extremely nice, and make it clear that they want you to enjoy your stay to the utmost. I don't think I can give higher praise than to say that my daughters began planning next year's trip here before we even left. We will most definitely try to book here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We love this unit and it's owner!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year renting this unit. The owner has truly thought of everything you could possibly need for a worry free/stress free stay. Well maintained, cute decor, clean, well stocked, golf cart, great view and the most organized and thoughtful unit owner you could rent from. She even had a little welcome gift for our kids when we arrived. Top notch experience once again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

This was, hands down, the best rental condo experience we've ever had. Destin is beautiful, and WestWinds is an ideal place to stay in the large SanDestin resort. The condo itself has a wonderful view of the beach, and has a great beach decor and design. What sets this condo far above any other we have rented is the attention to detail and the plethora of extras that Belinda keeps stocked for her guests. The kitchen is well appointed with nice dishware and appliances, but also has tons of extras. Coffee, condiments, spices, soap, trashbags, etc. Her beach closet is packed with anything you may need, and it's in great condition! The furniture is all very comfortable and in great shape. The golf cart is super convenient and makes it so easy to pop over to the village. Thank you, Belinda, for the care you put into this place. We had a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • 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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Additional information about rental rates

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.