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Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Hidden Dunes Tennis Resort

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (king + 2 full beds + king sofa bed, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Gulfside 1705 is a luxurious condo located in one of two condominiums directly on the beach in Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort. The resort property is 27 acres in a gated community with 24 hour security in the popular Sandestin area of Destin. Besides 2 beachfront high-rise condominiums, the resort comprises a freshwater lake, walking paths with reflecting pools and fountains, 3 large swimming pools scattered throughout the property with hot tubs, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages, outdoor gas grills for visitor convenience, a basketball court, horseshoe pit and a top-rated tennis facility with 6 soft courts, 2 fulltime teaching professionals + tennis center to aid scheduling of matches. The design, construction and landscaping enhance the natural beauty of the complex and produce a quiet, secluded and private ambience devoid of shuttle buses, traffic and noise. The safe environs are perfect for children and allow safe exploration, walking and biking.

The condo is reached via coded elevator access to the 17th floor, unlike the lower floors’ open access. Gulfside 1705 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 10 foot ceilings and mirrored walls that expand the sense of spaciousness and enhance a most breathtaking view of the emerald blue waters of the gulf on entry. The living area and master bedroom open onto a balcony revealing a panoramic, east to west view of the sea and white beach for miles. This is the perfect location to witness sunrise with coffee, and sunset with wine, all without the hustle & bustle of the lowest floors. Amenities include a flat screen LCD 46” HDTV, DVD/CD player, radio and free wireless broadband internet access, as well as, phone with messaging. Original art decorates the walls of the condo. A dining area for six with an additional bar with 4 barstools are present for your convenience. The kitchen is complete with ice maker, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, oven and stove. A small utility area with full-sized washer and dryer is attached to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, TV, and DVD/CD player. A full bathroom with tub and shower is attached, as well as, a large closet. The second bedroom contains two full sized beds, a TV with DVD/CD player and front video access for games console attachments. All TVs have cable. An attached second full bathroom w/ tub and shower is present. In the living room a large L-shaped sofa with a king-size pullout bed is available for extra guests. The pullout is unlike any other: firm and very comfortable with extra support. For the enjoyment of guests there is an exercise room onsite with a full assortment of free weights, weight machine, stair stepper, elliptical, stationary bikes and treadmills. Underground parking is also available to protect your car.

*Our rental price includes housekeeping & vendor supplied beach furniture for two (large umbrella and heavy chairs at water's edge). The usual vendor charge is $27/day, but your rental includes this amenity.

The Destin area is famous for its fabulous, fine-grain pure white sand beach, and here at Hidden Dunes the beach is wide and gorgeous. The beach and water are often compared to the beaches and water of the Bahamas for their beauty and color, but with far more to offer and enjoy in a very safe location, clearly nearer than even south Florida, without the high prices, high density and the traffic. Beach staff is available for additional umbrella and lounge rental, and there are many other beach “amenities” available very nearby including parasailing, kayaking, etc. We are located within a mile of the famous Silver Sands outlet shopping area that even includes a one-of-a-kind outlet UnderArmour store. Of course, there are other upscale shopping opportunities very nearby. Within a mile there are numerous high-end restaurants. The Destin area is known for its many championship golf courses (8 within 10 miles of the condo) and deep sea fishing, as well as, scuba diving. Dive shops offer barge diving & trips to the newly opened Oriskany sunken aircraft carrier. A beautiful bay immediately north affords sailing and jet ski enthusiasts a safe environment for enjoyment.

Come enjoy the really undiscovered part of Florida, safe, pleasant, full of life & choices for entertainment…and the sunsets are free!

Keywords: Beachfront condo in a Tennis and Beach Resort

More Details

George Slade
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About George Slade

Linda and I purchased our condo 13 years ago. We moved to Florida 43 years ago from the Atlanta area where we grew up and left the noise, traffic and crime that comes in a large city, settling 170 miles away from Destin in north Florida. We always wanted a beach place to enjoy our family and leisure. During the years we've owned beach property in other Florida areas, but disliked isolated areas with limited amenities nearby, or south Florida with its large cities, traffic problems and often unfriendly, big city inhabitants transplanted from other big cities. Destin has been perfect for us. The lifestyle is relaxed and doesn't have the 'feel' of a large tourist megalopolis. For us, golf, tennis, water activities and safety were the primary considerations, while still offering great shopping and dining. Of course, the Bahamian-like beaches and water of the Destin area are added benefits of this area, and immediately attracted us. We love the family atmosphere, and everything else Destin, and particularly, the Sandestin area offers.

George Slade purchased this condo in 2003

Why George Slade chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Location, location, location is the reason we bought in this place. Our condo is right on arguably the most beautiful beach in America. It is the premier beach area for the southern U.S. As such, U.S. southerners and Midwesterners are the primary visitors here; and they bring their courteous, laid back, genuine personalities with them, enhancing the experience and the slower pace of a beach environment. No one wants to go on vacation and fight crowds, traffic and short-tempered vendors, and this isn't the experience here. Top quality golf, tennis, fishing, and shopping are all here. Hidden Dunes is truly a retreat for all family members, quiet, safe and secure for the very youngest to the oldest. Tennis, beach and family rule the roost here. But so much more is available nearby too.

What makes this condo unique

The uniqueness of a limited access floor in a condominium enhances privacy and is a clear benefit. Unlike many condos, we offer an in-suite ice maker, high def, large screen LCD TV and easy-on, free wireless access. Noise at the beach is not a consideration in our unit, and the views are magnificent and immediate on entry. The children can play their video games away from the large screen viewing for the adults. Everything is furnished, except the food and beverage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a BLAST. The condo is so nice and thanks for getting the closet doors fixed so fast. I went out to VRBO and posted a comment. Did you want me to reply to this email with one as well? I wanted to upload some pictures we took but didn't see where I could do that on that website. I attached a few to this email. I am the blonde, the brunette is my niece and the older lady is my mom.

We only saw tar balls one day and then they were dgone...very strange.

I never wanted to leave.....the sand, water and that area is AWESOME! One day I hope I have enough money to buy a place down there. We may rent your condo again next year...we just need to pick out a date.

Never made it to the show and there were too many thigns to do than go horseback riding but next time maybe.

Thanks so much George for eveything!

----- Original Message -----

From: "George Slade" <gfslade@comcast.net>
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , single basin vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king size pull-out sofa in living room sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , faces beach; sliding patio door and windows;TV + DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , window faces bay, not gulf; TV+DVD
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) King size pull-out sofa...not your 'usual' pull-out!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Exercise facility with full weights & aerobic equipment, 3 separate pools one of which is heated in winter, 6 rubico tennis courts with 2 fulltime teaching tennis pros & tennis shop willing to arrange matches if necessary, basketball court, beach staff, freshwater lake for fishing for kids only, small lakeside grill with lunch & snack menu April thru Labor Day, beach attendees with beach equipment for rent including kayaks, walking paths with fountains and mirror pools, gated community with 24 hour security, 27 acres, secure, quiet and family oriented with secluded atmosphere


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Beachfront Condo in Hidden Dunes Tennis Resort
average rating of 4.852941 based on 35 reviews

Incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this condo and definitely not our last. Mr. George is very nice to work with. He responds quickly to emails and makes the booking process very easy. The condo is clean, has lots of homey details to make your stay comfortable. The view is spectacular ! My husband and I pulled into Hidden Dunes and almost simultaneously we said, "it's good to be home".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View!

  • 5 of 5
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We have already asked to come back next year!

Nice place, friendly meticulous owners, comfortable furniture and bed.

Wonderful and helpful beach service workers as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 2016 - Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The condo was great and the view was awesome. We will be back!!!!Mr. Slade does everything to make sure you have a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Condo was outstanding just as listed. George was great to work with. Would absolutely recommend this condo and look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condo!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We just got home from a week in Destin and this condo absolutely made our vacation! Very clean and comfortable, had everything we needed, right on the beach, what more could you ask for? The beach service was great too. Thank you George for the restaurant tips! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome condo!

  • 5 of 5
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The condo is just as it is described. The views are amazing. Ocean and beach as far as you can see on the balcony. The front door view of the bay, Baytown warf, and the beautiful pond on the Hidden Dunes property. This community feels safe and is beautiful. We will definately stay in this condo again. Oh and George was absolutely great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22.9 Miles
Valparaiso Airport (VPS)
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
US 98 W
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
in front of the condo
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulfside 1 Condominium
Nearest Point of Interest
Basketball court and horseshoe area
Nearest Point of Interest
tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
swimming pool
Nearest Point of Interest
swimming pool
Nearest Point of Interest
swimming pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Factory Outlet
Nearest Point of Interest
Baytowne Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix groceries
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Blvd. area
Nearest Point of Interest
Bud & Alley's restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Car: recommended

This area is a very popular golf destination with 8 championship courses within 10 miles of the property, and another 10 or more within 25 miles of the property. Other popular activities are deep sea fishing and scuba diving, all in close proximity.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Jan 2017 - 15 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring Break
16 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Discount
15 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer - Peak
26 May 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer/Fall Discount
20 Aug 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £282
Tax Rate 11.5%

Payment by check is preferred and is cheaper for the renter without a booking fee. Payment via credit card is quicker and easier, but incurs a booking fee by VRBO/HomeAway which may be as high as $122 currently. Payment via our PayPal account does not incur any additional fees for the renter and a personal check payment is avoided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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