|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
SWIM, SURF, SUN, FUN at a private FIRST FLOOR 'Carolina Cottage' in Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort. This lushly landscaped 27 acre GATED COMMUNITY is right on the sugary white beach of the Emerald Coast and offers privacy as well as numerous amenities and activities.
Hidden Dunes is just a half mile east of the Silver Sands Factory Stores Outlet Mall and just minutes from both the Destin Commons shopping complex and Baytowne Village. The well known Sandestin golf course is less than a mile from the cottage. Numerous restaurants and recreational opportunities are very close.
The quaint towns of Seaside and Watercolor are just minutes east. The largest of 3 SWIMMING POOLS and the JACUZZIS are only steps from the cottage door and the 6 clay TENNIS COURTS are a short stroll away.
You can RELAX and SOAK by the heated POOL(seasonal) while the kids enjoy the PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL courts. And there are now two HORSESHOE courts for the adults to enjoy. STROLL the scenic fountain lined path on the way to the BEACH. The walk to the beach is short, but should you want a ride, there is a seasonal free tram that runs from the cottages to the boardwalk -- hop off the tram and you are at the beach -- fun for the kids, great for the tired parents. There is a pet boarding kennel close by, off the property -- DOG DAYS KENNELS, for those with pets who travel.
This cottage has all the comforts and amenities of home while providing an exotic Florida RETREAT. Experience comfortable living with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, nine foot ceilings, a washer and dryer, and a LANAI with an outdoor bar and stools. The SPACIOUS master bedroom provides all the privacy with your own UNIQUE DUAL SHOWER while the second bedroom offers the comfort of a private hallway and space with a queen-size bed and full bath.
This retreat sleeps a total of 4 people comfortably. The clean, open kitchen is fully equipped with all the essentials you'll need to prepare everything from a light snack to a gourmet meal.
Keywords: Carolina Cottage
Karen and I love the emerald coast and Hidden Dunes has been the perfect location to enjoy all that the coast has to offer. The resort is private and 'tucked away', yet close to everything including shopping, recreation, and dining. A wonderful setting especially for families. Simply a great place to visit anytime of year -- come join us!
The cottage was clean, quiet, and fully furnished. Although the resort is in the middle of San Destin, it is tucked away and you feel like you're away from it all. Yet you can go shopping, to dinner, or play at the Wharf without having to go very far in the car. We loved it and would highly recommend it. Doug was very helpful and prompt to answer any questions via text or email.
My family and I recently stayed at this cottage at Hidden Dunes on our first trip to Destin in about four years. We had never stayed at Hidden Dunes before, but we were not disappointed in the least! Immediately after passing the guard shack, you will notice the lush, verdant scenery. There are many paved walking paths through trees and landscape, which makes for a very tropical feel. It truly seems like you have stepped into paradise!
The cottage itself is on ground level, and there is plenty of parking just a few steps away from the door via a paved path. When you walk into the cottage, it matches the description and pictures to a tee. The owners have made it feel like a home away from home, with nice touches of beach-themed decor. The living room is huge! There is plenty of seating between the couch, loveseat, and kitchen table/chairs. There is also a screened-in porch directly off the living room with another table/chairs. We loved using the porch, not only to eat and relax, but it is a great place let your swimsuits/beach toys dry off without making a mess everywhere inside! Also, the owners have provided some beach toys for use. My 3 year old son loved playing with them!
The kitchen has everything you need and more. It is also very clean and well-organized. The two bedrooms had plenty of space for the four adults we had. I was a little worried about having space for my son's cot in the master bedroom, but there was more than enough! The beds were very comfortable, and there are two bathrooms right off of both of the bedrooms. The master bath is a thing of beauty... After a long day of swimming and being out in the sun, you might just want to live in that shower for the rest of your life. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Beside the amazing cottage, there is the biggest, well-maintained pool I have ever been in about a minute's walk away. One day, we were the only ones there for about an hour, and it felt like a crime to have it all to ourselves. Also, the beach is about a five minute walk away, but we drove to it because you never know when toddlers will just decide they don't want to walk anymore. :) There is plenty of parking near the beach entrance, and let me tell you, the beach area there is just perfect. White sand and water so clear you can see to the bottom... that's why I am already planning our next trip again.
Doug, the owner, is wonderful to work with, and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone! Kudos, Doug!
Spent a week this July. My main points:
. Place is ample for 5-6 people, being 4 we had plenty of space.
. VERY clean.
. Not too close to the beach (about 200 yds), but in our case it was great because it was somehow away from the people. Moreover, the private place has carts running all the time that will take you and your stuff in no time.
. Private beach made for a very relaxing time with few people on the beach.
. Very important: Owner (Doug) answered right away for any concern/need we had.
Overall a great vacation!! Recommended!!
This was our second year staying at Hidden Dunes and this condo! We just love the resort, it's so peaceful and family friendly. My son loved being able to walk right out from the patio to to go explore and get to the walking paths!The condo is simple and clean with a nice screened in area!
You can't beat the price and peacefulness of this condo!
Doug is fantastic with communication, it makes the process very easy! Planning on staying again for our third trip to Destin!!
Entire experience with Hidden Dunes was wonderful! Will be back again this year and plan on staying again. Great location, condo was in great condition and had everything my wife and I needed to enjoy our stay. Working with owner was a breeze and he could not have been more helpful. Will be sharing with friends and family.
Had a great time here, Doug Wiles the owner of cottage 222 was great to deal with. He went above and beyond providing us with information before and after our stay. Thanks!
On-Site, Private Beach with chair/umbrella rental available, seasonal tram for short ride to beach, 6 clay tennis courts, tennis pro and pro shop, 3 pools for swimming, sunbathing and 3 jacuzzis. There is also a fully lit basketball court and two horseshoe courts. Enjoy the lush walking paths with beautiful fountains and water ways. The resort has 24 hour security and a gated entrance, Just a short walk up or down the beach you'll find, jet skis, parasail, and windsurf rental. Just a short drive you'll find, boating and pontoon rental, scuba, water parks, the towns of Seaside and Water Color, as well as state parks and reserves.
There are a few summer weeks still available -- check our updated calendar.
12% tax added, $65 cleaning fee, and returnable security deposit of $100.
We accept checks, e-checks, Paypal, and secure online credit cards to reserve and as payment.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.