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'ZENFUL VILLA' - A modern approach to an Old-World Villa. (Property on beach)

34 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

South Walton Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 King bedrooms, 2 twins bedroom, Comfortable beds ! 2 1/2 bath, sleeps 6

'Zenful Villa' A place where the feeling of Zen and Sinful delight can cross paths.

PLEASE NOTE: Homeaway/VRBO are adding a fee process to their system for taking payments. We do not participate in their system and offer pricing less than they advertise. Please submit your request as they require, but once we connect directly I will send you a quote for the real amount.

***We really appreciate the great response we have been getting. Please Check Out The REVIEWS!***

(Calendar is up to date so please consult it for availability. Please submit your inquiries through this site)

Zenful Villa is a newly renovated 3-story luxury vacation home, the complex property is located on the Gulf and has a private pool and private beach access. The property has 2 buildings with only 18 units. Zenful Villa sits behind the private pool and also has a view of the Gulf. It features 2 King bedrooms and a loft with 2 twin beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2 balconies overlooking the pool and Gulf, a very modern and completely stocked kitchen and a living area with a surround A/V system and modern furnishings.

This property is not for everyone, it is not a party place and is not child friendly (12 or older only - infants under 1 are permitted.)

Located between Destin and Panama City in the middle of the best area along renowned Scenic Hwy 30A. Known for the best beaches in the country, this area also offers a bike path all along the Hwy dotted with beach villages, great shopping and wonderful dining.

We have taken great pride in supplying the best amenities, using modern, stylish and comfortable finishes throughout the space which are not your typical pink flamingos and bold patterns designed to hide dirt and stains but to create a very luxurious 'Zenful' environment for the guests in our home.

The main floor includes the Entertainment Area, the Kitchen, Dining room, the Touch-Down Station, Living room, Zen-Chair, entry hall and 1/2 bath.

The Kitchen is brand new, finished with dark wood cabinets, granite counters, stack-stone back splash, a farm sink, cabinet lighting, ice machine, plenty of storage with a lit pantry that is ready for everything you need to bring. It is stocked with matching dinnerware, serving ware, cookware and a full compliment of dishes and glasses. The large bar provides plenty of counter space and room for 4.

The Dining room seats 6 and features 'The Farm Table'. Named this as part of the motif, also because it is actually made from reclaimed barn wood!

The 'Touch-Down' area is a separate desk area to set up your office, charge all of your electronics and keep in touch with high speed WiFi.

The living room has a great combination of a leather sectional and soft chairs (Check out 'The Zen Chair') to enjoy the large flat screen, internet ready Blue Ray, and surround sound system.

The King Master, King Zen & 2 Twin Bedrooms: Unlike many vacation homes with rock hard beds and cheap linens, we have supplied comfortable mattresses and high quality comforters, sheets (400 tc) and pillows.

The Master Suite has it's own balcony overlooking the pool and the Gulf. It features a solid wood Sleigh bed with a Serta Perfect sleeper mattress. The matching Armior contains a large TV and DVD player. There is a powder room and separate bath area.

The 'Zen Room' features a King Platform bed with the same high quality linens, an adjoining bath and TV with DVD player.

The loft has 2 twin-size beds with light weight down comforters and it's own TV/DVD player.

There are plenty of wash linens supplied that are all matching, fresh and clean stacked in the full sized laundry area for your use. We supply a load of detergent if you need to wash anything and there is an extra blanket if you need it.

We use this property as our home and take pride in having a comfortable oasis with all the creature comforts we enjoy. We have put allot of effort into making it nice and are proud to share it with you.

It is neat, clean, well organized, has matching supplies and is done in a sophisticated decor. (no teal walls with pink flamingos!) Everything works and is in good repair.

It Is not a Party Place and it is not suitable for children. (Minimum age limit of 12, infants under 1 year are permitted) We have designed the home for adults who enjoy and appreciate these amenities and understand that being required to maintain them also means they will be there when they come back.

Please check out the calendar for availability as we keep it up to date.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

David was born outside of Toronto, Canada. Starting as a carpenter, then over the years becoming an architectural product sales person. After moving to Atlanta 20 years ago, his first vacation was to the beaches in the panhandle of Florida. Since then not a year has gone by without spending time on the gulf.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose South Walton

Zenful Villa is not your average condo. It spans over 3 stories and has unique architecture that you do not find in the typical 'box' condo. With that in mind, I purchased this property and personally remodeled it, creating A Modern Approach to an Old World Villa.

What makes this condo unique

It has been named “Zenful Villa” with the goal of creating a place where the feeling of Zen and Sinful delight can cross paths.

We maintain Zenful Villa to our highest standards to ensure our guests a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say I am so grateful to have discovered your new place. Although I do not know the two of you, I am so happy for you both! We absolutely loved your place and enjoyed staying there so much. You both did a beautiful job and the kitchen was a dream. The location was perfect and it was just so easy and convenient. Thank you again so much. I can't wait to return. I will see you hopefully next summer. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. It was a beautiful place to celebrate my daughters 25th birthday. Here's to a very happy life to you two!
Jul 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

'ZENFUL VILLA' - A modern approach to an Old-World Villa. (Property on beach)
average rating of 4.882353 based on 36 reviews
5

The Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a week at Zenful Villa and had a wonderful vacation! The condo was absolutely perfect and had everything we needed during our stay (the ice maker was a huge hit with my family). The quality of the beds and linens were high quality and very comfortable. We've stayed at several other condos in the area but loved the location of this home. Plenty to do within walking distance but also convenient to Destin and Panama City. We are already looking forward to our next visit! Thank you for sharing your home, David!!

P.S. Did I mention the delicious cinnamon knots from Bruno's pizza??!! My teens highly recommend them if you're in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! It makes it so rewarding to get feedback and feel like we have provided a good spot for people to enjoy themselves. Glad that you liked the beds and linens, we think it is important to get a good nights rest while you are on vacation. Look forward to your return! David
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5

Beautiful convenient property

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nice and well stocked with amenities. Literally everything is labeled, which is somewhat comical, but very functional. I can see why an owner who rents to tenants would do this so they don't spend time looking for things people have hidden away in random places. The condo is very nice and made for a great place to stay for a week on vacation. We would happily stay here again. Access to the beach is right outside the door and the balcony views are great even though this property is the second building back from the beach (it is on the beachfront side of 30a, but in a complex of 2 buildings, it is the second one up from the beach). No complaints from us! One word of caution would be to anyone not comfortable with multiple sets of stairs. This was no problem to us, but just making people aware this is a 4 level unit with 3 sets of stairs accessing the different floors. This is very common in these type units all along the beach though, so not a big deal at all. And for a final suggestion to the owner, we have stayed in several units along 30a before that provided bikes (even if only 2) to the tenants as an additional bonus feature. I would strongly recommend considering this as it has been a HUGE selling point for us in the past. Just a pointer! Overall, we loved the property and would be happy to return if we travel in a group of 5-6 people again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow! What an Amazing Find

  • 5 of 5

When I’m looking for a place to rent I put a lot of weight on reviews. When I saw the reviews on Zenful Villa I couldn’t believe how many positive reviews it had. There weren’t just 3’s and 4’s with the odd 5 but were all 5’s. Not sure I’ve ever seen this before. I have to say the reviews were bang on. From the beach to the location, the cleanliness, the decor, the quality of the towels and linens and everything else, the comfortable beds, and did I mention the ice maker. Everything was well organized and easy to use. I love the labels on the switches and for all of the inventory. It made finding things and putting them away a breeze. It was also a treat dealing with the owner directly. No middle man. So nice! Right from initial contact through to checkout David was professional and extremely helpful and you can tell from dealing with him that he sincerely wants you to enjoy your stay. It’s nice to find someone who takes pride in their place and looks after it the way David does. The welcome book was extremely helpful with restaurant recommendations, activities and other interesting info. Well done. Unfortunately now the bar has been raised as well as my expectations and I will be using Zenful Villa as a measuring stick against any future rentals. David you truly have an amazing place! Thank you for sharing it with us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to any of my friends or family. Can’t wait to get back.

Mike,

Calgary Alberta

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Great vacation condo

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed in Zenful Villa for the week of Feb 21 - 28, 2016. We mostly ate in so the kitchen was appreciated. The condo is so roomy, modern and clean. The location was perfect for walking the beach, watching sunsets, biking into small towns in either direction. Because of the time of year, the pool was undergoing maintenance. It would have been nice to use the pool, however, we found enough to do and really enjoyed ourselves. I would definitely recommend this property, and hope to return some day. Kate Leonard, Calgary, Alberta Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday staying at Zenful Villa! The home was beautifully and tastefully decorated as well as being well stocked and immaculately clean. I have had an opportunity to stay at many VRBO's over the years and this was by far the best home I've stayed in. Long walks on the beach, bike riding, and trying new restaurants in the area made my holiday both relaxing and memorable. I look forward to a return holiday to Zenful Villa!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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BEST of ZEN!

  • 5 of 5

It's nearly impossible to have an imperfect day at the beach, but a stay at the Zenful Villa is a bright enclave--rain or shine! The photos only do a glimpse of justice to how clean, well organized and pleasing this "home-away-from-home" is! There isn't a detail that went unconsidered. From the detailed welcome book of instructions that includes maps, restaurant and recreation suggestions to the labeled switches, fully-stocked kitchen items or any other household item that helps a guest to navigate within someone else's home--the owner makes it simple and user-friendly to leave it better than when you arrived. Undoubtedly, the level of customer service that David provides is above par. Did I mention the comfortable bed and pillows and wonderful location? I went with a girlfriend to the beach for relaxation and fun, and staying here was, most certainly, part of the delight!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Seaside
The Red Bar
Great Southern Cafe
Angelina's Pizzeria & Pasta
Pickle Factory
Great Southern Cafe
Flip Flops -- CLOSED
Cafe Thirty A
Bud and Alley's
Pandora's of Grayton Beach
The Perfect Pig
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
Amavida Coffee -- CLOSED
Modica Market
Dusty's Oyster Bar & Dining
Old Florida Fish House & Bar
Seaside
Stinky's Fish Camp
Fish Out Of Water
Eden Gardens State Park
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Shorty's Surfside & Topside
Seagrove Village MarketCafe'
Goatfeathers East
Yellowfin Ocean Sports
Grayt Coffee House
Modica Market
The Wine Bar - Watercolor on 30A
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
VPS
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Seagrove
Car: not necessary

Zenful Villa is located between Destin and Panama City, right in the middle of the most picturesque and entertaining portion of Scenic Hwy 30A. Known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, it now also has very unique dining and entertaining experiences, ranging from local seafood shacks to high-end international culinary delights, even outdoor music, art shows and open theater!

The bike path runs all along the coast dotted with beach villages, rare coastal dune lakes, upscale resorts, great shopping and wonderful dining.

You can find a great rustic beach bar and some of the best pizza anywhere, or romantic dining at one of the world-class restaurants nearby. A few of the communities offer outdoor movies, craft and art-shows and musical entertainment.

Seagrove Beach is just a short bike ride and a five minute ride to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Grayton Beach and Watercolor Beach.

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Rates & Availability

Dune Villas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$177
$1,125
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,135
$2,950
 
 
Winter 16/17
Nov 19 2016 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$145
$756
$1,250
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$310
$1,670
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$252
$1,355
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$330
$2,010
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$177
$1,125
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,135
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.5%

DEPOSIT/BALANCE: A reservation deposit equal to 50% of the total rental amount and a signed copy of the rental agreement are required to confirm bookings. The balance of the rental amount is due at least 30 days prior to the stay.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be allowed up to 60 days prior to the beginning date of the reservation.
A $100.00 cancellation fee will be withheld from any refund of Advance Rent Deposit. If cancellations are made
with less than 60 days remaining, the Advance Rent Deposit will not be refunded.

REFUNDS: Refunds of the Advance Rent Deposit and/or the Total Rental Fee will not be given for any reason
within 60 days of arrival date. (We encourage all renters to purchase separate traveler insurance for travel interruption, weather related and any other issues.)

***RATE NOTICE***

Late Summer rates apply to reservations overlapping Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Spring rates apply to reservations overlapping Labor Day Weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

South Walton Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Zen Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Comfortalble beds and high quality linens
    Zen Room - 1 king , Comfortalble beds and high quality linens
    The Loft - 2 twin/ single , Comfortalble beds and high quality linens
  • Unlike many vacation homes with rock hard beds and cheap linens, we have supplied a 'Luxury Friendly' environment. We have provided high quality beds and bedding to enjoy a good night's sleep. There are no frilly, bold patterns deigned to hide dirt & stains etc. We have chosen to use bright white sheets and comforters and intend to maintain an environment that is clean and VERY comfortable. The mattresses are high quality, (eg - Serta Perfect sleeper) clean and comfortable. The Master Suite has it's own balcony overlooking the pool and the Gulf. It features a solid wood Sleigh bed with a Serta Perfect sleeper mattress. The matching Armior contains a large TV and DVD player. There is a powder room and separate bath area. The 'Zen Room' features a King Platform bed with the same high quality linens, an adjoining bath and TV with DVD player. The loft has 2 twin-size beds with light weight down comforters and it's own TV/DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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