Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)
About Owner/Property Manager
I own and manage 19 properties. I have been managing my properties on VRBO for 11 years. My #1 PRIORITY IS providing exemplary service, super quick response times along with ensuring that your arrival & departure is a smooth process, just as you expect. VRBO has Awarded me the status & honor as a "PREMIER PROPERTIES OWNER" for providing exemplary service too each and every guest.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Baytowne Wharf
THE VIEWS FROM THE BALCONY MAKE THIS CONDO A # 1 SELECTION..THE MARINA IS DIRECTLY BEHIND THIS CONDO. This condo is about a 2 minute walk to the Baytowne wharf where there are over 60 restaurants too choose from. When you're done enjoying the evening simply walk right back to the condo... NO PARKING OR DRIVING NEEDED.
What makes this Condo unique
THIS CONDO HAS 2 FULL BATHS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.LARGE BALCONY WITH MARINA & BAY VIEWS
Minimum age of primary renter:23
1) Please NO SMOKING!! 2.)Please DO NOT USE Towels to wipe off MAKE-UP and to clean up spills. 3) Please DO NOT sit on furniture with sunscreen.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Cozy, relaxing retreat with lovely view
My husband and I really enjoyed this condo. It was nice and cozy with ample space and storage. It was clean and tidy with nice furnishings. The bed was extremely comfortable with nice bedding. Extra pillows and blankets were available. We enjoyed our wonderful view of the bay at sunrise and sunset. We really enjoyed our first stay and look forward to returning.
Enjoyed our stay at a great place
Great location and nice condo
Excellent experience had by all! The condo was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed to have a wonderful vacation. We loved being able to walk to the Baytown shops, which had a little something for everyone. The only suggestion I would have is moving the sheets for the pullout to one of the closets instead of in the ottoman. We didn’t find them until we had been there for 2 days! Other than that...it was a great stay!
Great family time!
We always enjoy Sandestin!
Very nice with one caveat
The property itself is very nice and clean. I was staying for a conference and it was an easy walk to the conference center and the dining and shops in Baytowne Wharf.
Our only hiccup at check-in is we did not have the code to get into the parking garage, but a kind employee gave us a working code to use.
The condo is not convenient to the beach. I asked the hotel concierge next door how to get to the beach and was told a tram comes by every 30 minutes. We had just missed it, so a valet offered us a complimentary ride in a golf cart. He pointed out the return tram waiting area. After a few hours at the beach we were hot and tired and waited for the tram.
The tram driver refused to take us back to the hotel because we did not have an amenities card. I had not heard of this card before. I explained where we were staying and that we rented through VRBO and had a door code and not a card. The driver said no card, no ride. At this point we were holding up the other guests from boarding and making a scene so we stepped off the tram so the driver would quit arguing with us. I pleaded with her to take us back and that I would not use the system again and explained how we got this far from our condo but she would not relent. I had my two children with me.
My car and all my possessions were back at the condo. I called the property manager and he explains to me that VRBO guests can’t use the trams. An incredibly inconvenient time to learn that. We had to walk over 45 minutes across the resort in the heat to get back to the condo in our flip flops lugging our beach stuff. My kids were tired and dehydrated.
I gave the hotel manager an ear full when we got back and she said sorry that happened, the tram company is separate from us but yes, you have to have an amenities card to use the resort services. She then told me the condo owner can purchase an amenities card for guests to use, but I could not purchase one because I’m not the owner. At this point I gave up.
We decided to make the 30+ minute drive each way (Destin traffic is horrible) to Henderson State Beach Park and pay the $6 fee to park and use the beach there. You can NOT park at the beach at the Sandestin resort because you must have an amenities card to open the gate to the parking lot.
The only reason we were able to use the pool at the condo is because another guest was kind enough to let us through the locked gate to the pool.
Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns and I’m sorry you were left stranded at the beach due to Sandestin’s tram services.
They are not very accommodating with Vrbo Guest no matter what the circumstances are due to the fact that Vrbo guests are taking away their business. However, the tram service is very overrated and it is not FREE as Sandestin might lead you to believe. They charge 14% on top of your nightly rate daily for an amenity fee.
As far as the parking goes at Sandestin‘s private beach... YES YOU ABSOLUTLELY can park there it’s right in front of the Hilton. There is a gate code up front however, that is for owners only and that is for VIP parking only.
In regards to you not having a garage code I’m sorry you could not find it. However, it was sent with two other attachments upon booking. Each guest receives three attachments immediately after booking which consist of a welcome letter, a guest rental confirmation, and codes to the garage, pool and fitness center all on one form.
Thank you once again,
June 2019 getaway
My husband and I had an excellent stay. The condo was very clean and owner was very helpful. Pool was relaxing plus plenty of sidewalks for morning jog . Very family oriented.
BELOW IS A LIST OF THE RESTAURANTS & SHOPPES LOCATED INSIDE THE VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF! 1. Sandestin Real Estate 2. Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association 3. Wells Fargo Bank 4. Another Broken Egg Café 5. Wharf General Store 6. Lumpy's Wine Bar 7. Bistro Bijoux 8. Caffe Siena at Sandestin 9. Grin-Go's Tex-Mex Cantina 10. Coming Soon 11. Barefoot Princess Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop 12. Island Clothiers 13. Marlin Grill 14. Rum Runners 15. Coconut Kids 16. Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar 17. Candymaker 18. San Gelato 19. Acme Oyster House 20. Baytowne Jewelers 21. Hartell's Village Diner 22. Aloha Surf Company 24. Coco and Company 25. M. Cline Designs 30. Mike's Magic Shop 31. Poppy's Seafood Factory 32. Hammerhead's Bar & Grille 33. The Village Door 34. Roberto's Pizzeria 35. Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack 36. Mermaids 38. Trader Tom's Shells & Gifts 39. Sandestin Clothing Company 40. Toys & Treasures 41. Blast Arcade and Laser Maze