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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.

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*I try to make my rate as transparent as possible. The rate is a nightly rate. I add in my cleaning costs of 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. Please compare my rate total with the total rates of other condos. I think you will find that even though others may post lower nightly rates, by the time they add junk fees like resort fee, transportation fee, booking fee, linen fee, golf cart fee, etc., my condo shakes out at a better rate than the others.

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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 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 upgraded cable allows you to get the SEC Network football games, a must in the fall, plus many more channels. Our Westwinds building has provided free wifi for years, which is great, but hubby needs a private, secure connection for his work, and we thought our guests might, too. So we purchased 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 for movies and downloads, you also have a secure connection, perfect for work or confidential data.

I want your vacation to be stress free, and most important, 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 provide towels and linens, not a service. This means that you have the highest quality sheets and towels I could find, Comphy brand. I also provide you with the highest quality bathroom amenities I could find, Poggesi, an Italian line. 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 balcony is private, as there is not one beside you. 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 artwork 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. The full bathrooms are only accessible through one of the bedrooms. This unit sleeps 7 in beds, including two on the pullout sofa, 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 have the most wonderful housekeepers, Sue and Susie, 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 absolutely love all of my guests, and I am grateful every day for the opportunity to share these beach condos with kindred spirits. If you feel an energy within the walls, I would venture to say that it is the love that has gathered there for many years. The energy outside is the infinite windsong that is God, and it is palpable.

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. Fair warning -- it is just me and hubby's camera, and I am not expecting an Oscar nomination. I also have many more photos of this condo, Cady Cay, on my FB page under "Bed & Beachfront." And you are welcome to friend me on FB, Belinda Masdon Kimble.

I have three other units, also at Westwinds. They are vrbo429145 (2/2)(yes golf cart), vrbo 1023833 (2/2)(no golf cart), and vrbo 1102715 (1/1)(no golf cart). 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 units. They are completely different, in building location and in feel.

This unit has the use of our teal six seater golf cart at all 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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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 Sandestin

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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 135 reviews
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is great! The owners go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and to make sure that you enjoy your stay. From the moment you walk in you will be in aw of all of the detail and hard work put into this unit. Smells so clean right when you walk in. The pictures don't do it justice. We loved the fish art work! My 5 year old has been drawing fish to match Belinda's. Absolutely beautiful! My family was amazed at all of the extras the condo offers. From toiletries, a cabinet stocked with must have groceries (coffee, sugar, creamer, cooking sprays, spices, and more), to sunscreen, beach chairs, beach toys and so much more. Belinda even left us a bottle of wine and candy for our son. The golf carts and bikes were great to have here. The condo is very clean! The balcony is actually in a great spot. You get to watch the sunrise with your morning cup of coffee, and by noon it is completely shaded. You can enjoy your view of the dolphins without the blinding heat from the sun. I loved it! I will be looking forward to our next vacation here, and I will be booking one of Belinda's units. Hopefully this one! I have stayed at Westwinds before. This is by far the best. Thank you for making our stay perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best All-Around Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this condo, the owner, and the location. It truly offers the best family vacation you could ask for! The condo has an amazing view that is paired with the relaxing sound of the ocean. The condo comes stocked with everything that is a mother's dream - you can come as you are without the stress of trying to be prepared for everything and pack your whole house :) The pool and beach are the best. The nearby wharf and other attractions offer the perfect level of dining and entertainment. And best of all, Belinda (the owner) is the sweetest, most accommodating hostess you will find! Simply said, we LOVE this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WE loved our STAY. I have told several people of it. Belinda was most accomadating.

  • 5 of 5

Belinda, was very accommodating and we plan to return in JANUARY.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Clean, Had everything you need, Great Owners, Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stY at WestWinds just about every year. This was one of our favorite condos so far. The owners are great and take care of any problems you may have right away. Condo is very clean! The amenities in the room are great as well. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this condo! It was perfect for our family...clean, comfortable, accommodating, & convenient! We loved the beach decor! The views from the condo & balcony were amazing. It was so nice to stay right on the beach!! Belinda, the owner, was super helpful and generous in accommodating our kids. We had a wonderful vacation & cannot wait to revisit the condo!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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