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* BEACHFRONT * GULF VIEWS * BIKES * NEW FURNITURE *

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

We have UNOBSTRUCTED COASTAL VIEWS!

FEATURING NEW great room FURNITURE!

Our GULF FRONT condo with unobstructed PANORAMIC COASTAL VIEWS is the perfect retreat for a BEACH VACATION GETAWAY located next to the beach in the Crossings complex at the private, gated community of WaterSound Beach on coastal Highway 30-A.

We are one of the closest condos to the beach... only 3 have a shorter walk! And, yes, the views you see in our pictures were taken from our condo.

Designed by professionals, Dune Haven’s 2168 square feet of living space features spectacular views of pristine white beaches and emerald waters. This unit has the view, space and modern amenities to make your vacation perfect.

The wall of windows in the great room provides this luxury residence with extraordinary natural light and it leads to a very private balcony overlooking the magnificent waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Camp Creek Lake. Hardwood floors are found throughout this exceptional property that offers the utmost comfort in a bright, airy and chic atmosphere.

Coastal living is defined by the fantastic view from the large living, dining, and kitchen areas on the second floor. There is plenty of seating around the table with additional seating at the breakfast bar. The dining area is open to the gourmet kitchen for the ultimate in entertaining and gathering among family and friends. Enjoy a glass of wine or a delicious meal utilizing a fully stocked kitchen including stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The upscale kitchen features new custom cabinets installed in 2016.

The second floor features two bedroom suites; one with a King bed, furnished with brand new furniture ,new mattress and a full bathroom, the other with a Queen bed and a full bathroom.

The spacious gulf front first floor Master suite features a King bed with a new Tempur-Pedic style gel topped mattress, new furniture, two walk-in closets, a spectacular marble bathroom with a large jetted whirlpool tub, separate shower and a double vanity. The Master suite has its own private over-sized deck with a view of the beach, the water and the dunes. Very few first floor condos can make this claim. It is the perfect place to take a nap, read a book or relax to the sound of waves.

On the first floor, there is a bunk room with a twin over twin bed for the kids, located off the hallway as well a fully equipped laundry room.

Only a handful of units in the Crossings at WaterSound have their own private elevator inside of the unit and this is one of them. There is also an attached garage and your own parking space.

For your swimming pleasure, three pools are available for your use. The Crossings swimming pool is located just a few yards from the door and is used exclusively by Crossings residents and guests. New for 2016, the Crossings pool has been totally renovated, re-tiled and furnished with all new top of the line furniture. The pool area is surrounded by a large deck area, grassy yard, and beautiful outdoor fireplace. There are two commercial grills that you may use. You may also use the community pools and pool houses named Bridges and Dunesider. WaterSound Beach Club is a private, members only, club. VRBO Guests staying in WaterSound Beach are not allowed to use this pool.

WaterSound has more than one mile of private, white, sandy beaches for you to enjoy. Other amenities include Puttering Park (18 hole putt-putt course), Yacht pond, playground, walking paths and boardwalks throughout the community and access to Camp Creek Lake. A state of the art fitness center is available for a small fee. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available.

The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Over 20,000 acres is state-owned and therefore protected from future development. It is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation, South Walton Beach, and also has 17 fresh and salt-water lakes and the Choctawhatchee Bay.

The 30-A bike trail will take you from Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach. Along the way you can enjoy the communities of Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, Alys Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. Deer Creek State Park is located next to WaterSound Beach and other state park are just a short bike ride or drive away. The area has some of the best restaurants and most unique shops along the Scenic Emerald Coast of South Walton County.

Golfers can enjoy numerous courses in the area including Santa Rosa Country Club, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Emerald Bay and Indian Bayou.

If shopping interests you, WaterSound Beach is located about halfway between Destin and Panama City Beach. Destin features Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard and Silver Sands Factory Stores. Panama City Beach is home to Pier Park Mall with over 120 stores to choose from.

Sorry, this is a non-smoking unit and no pets are allowed. Thanks!

More Details

Owner
Dave & Jeanette Worman, Mike & Gail Garbe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Dave & Jeanette Worman, Mike & Gail Garbe

Our families have always enjoyed traveling and have become especially fond of the WaterSound area. This is our second condo in the community and we would love to have you as our guests to experience the amazing white sand beach and quiet tranquility Dune Haven offers.

Dave & Jeanette Worman, Mike & Gail Garbe purchased this condo in 2015

Why Dave & Jeanette Worman, Mike & Gail Garbe chose South Walton

The views from the second floor balcony are exceptional. Dune Haven is one of the few properties where you can sit on the deck or upper balcony and actually see your family on the beach. It is situated in a safe gated community and offers a spacious, welcoming and comfortable place to call home.

What makes this condo unique

The views and the sunsets from Dune Haven are spectacular. We have an expansive beach view from the second floor living area and balcony, plus, we have a water view from the first floor! Not many locations in Watersound have a water view from the first floor. We also have a private elevator for your use. The attached garage gives you handy access to beach toys, bikes and your car plus, you never have to look for a parking space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The pictures do not do this condo justice. The views are unbelievable in addition to the sunsets. The condo has everything you need. We have been staying on the panhandle beaches for 15 years and this condo and location is by far and away the nicest.



The condo has many advantages. One surprise was how useful the elevator was in moving in and out, managing large quantities of items for our extended stay.



Another delight was the large master bedroom with a bathroom that had just about everything and then some.



One warning, the couch on the first floor porch causes drowsiness... especially after a long walk on the beach.



Our only disappointments were that we did not obtain a few of our goals. We had hoped to lose weight walking on the beach and the boardwalks. However, that didn't work because of the many great eating places in the area. Fortunately, the excellent outlets and malls in both directions gave us an opportunity to adjust our wardrobe. Another goal was to improve my golf handicap. Unfortunately, the beautiful golf courses had too many sand traps, water obstacles and trees to accomplish that goal.



The weather was perfect during our two month stay. The first floor master bedroom also provided privacy, and a quiet space for us to retire when we had younger company.
Feb 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in WaterSound Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2168 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Each bedroom has it's own private marble bathroom. A powder room is located near the great room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Features: New bedroom furniture and Ensuite bathroom
    Master bedroom suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large private deck, luxurious marble and glass ensuite bath
    Bedroom suite 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
  • Beautiful hardwood floors in all of the bedrooms. Master bedroom features a new Tempur-Pedic style gel topped mattress. Both master bedrooms feature new furniture. Bunkroom (located off of first floor hallway) has a twin over twin bunk
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

* BEACHFRONT * GULF VIEWS * BIKES * NEW FURNITURE *
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews
5

Dune Haven

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving week at Dune Haven. The condo was lovely, and the view was amazing. The grounds were beautiful, and the heated pool were gorgeous. It was wonderful to be able to borrow the four bikes. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall good vacation experience

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful view & nicely furnished. We were fascinated by the real dunes & dune lake. Not crazy about the 2 story layout but not much you can do about that & we were disappointed by the closed bridge to beach. I believe renters should be notified in advance of booking about how important that bridge is in accessing the beach. Ceiling fans would be a nice addition on the porches, but who would have guessed it would be so warm 1st week of November. I loved the bikes...didn't know I could still ride one! As mentioned earlier, there seemed to be some kind of problem with ice maker. How will you be refunding our deposit? Thanks, Steve Nelson

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. And, Great news... THE BRIDGE IS OPEN! The HOA has finished their repairs to the bridge and reopened it. With the bridge repair finished, we once again have a very short walk to the beach.
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Clean, good layout, beautiful view and grounds!

  • 4 of 5

The interior of the condo was very well laid out and included all needed in the basic contents. The location on 30A was good along with the complex and its maintenance. It is in a lovely area. The interior was immaculate and well cared for. The walkway to the beach was closed and the other entrance to the beach was significantly far from the condo, therefore not much beach time while there, although the beach was lovely. The condo is not on the beach and even with the closest walkway, it is some distance to the beach. It is nicely decorated and appointed. We were a bit disappointed with the quality of the linens and the lack of a basic supply of necessitates like toilet paper. We had to stock up on those and all other items when we arrived as there was absolutely nothing outside of a few garbage bags, paper towels, and a few rolls of toilet paper when we arrived. The owner was very responsive and cared about any issue we raised and addressed it quickly. It's a good place for families. Fitness center was very nice and well equipped. Giving a four star instead of five due to beach closure and distance from condo and lack of basic necessities and linen quality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy for the many compliments of our condo. We appreciate you offering us your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to offer a beautiful, clean, well-appointed and welcoming home to all our guests. WaterSound Beach was designed so that residents and guests could enjoy the beautiful protected dunes by strolling on the winding boardwalks to the beach. Strolling on the Camp Creek Lake boardwalk from our door to the beautiful sugar sand beach is only 180 yards. Dune Haven is one of the closest condos to the water’s edge in WaterSound Beach as it is a mere 160 yards as the crow flies; you can easily hear the sounds of the surf from the balconies. We do apologize that the HOA chose to close the boardwalk that is closest to the condo for maintenance during your stay; unfortunately unforeseen occurrences such as this happen that are out of our control. Please note that the beach itself was never closed. There are 6 other community boardwalks that lead to the beach that were open during your stay. The next closest one is only a 400 yard walk to the beach meandering through a natural tunnel of trees allowing our guests to see the beautiful protected dunes and occasionally some wildlife. Dune Haven is a beachfront condo. Building property on the beach itself is prohibited and you will not find a condo located on the beach anywhere in South Walton County. The pictures posted on our VRBO site accurately depict views of the superior beach vistas that can be enjoyed from our balconies as well as our living quarters. We are delighted that you utilized and enjoyed the community fitness center which is located in the Gatehouse at the outer edge of WaterSound Beach. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you and your friend in our home.
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5

beautiful condo, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 loved this condo on the beach. The location was perfect! we enjoyed the easy access to the beach and the Crossings pool. We also loved riding our bikes over to the Hub for a quick dinner and drinks. very fun atmosphere. We highly recommend Watersound and this condo. We hope to go back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our spring break at Dune Haven and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. First of all the space was very clean and nicely decorated. There was plenty of room for our family of five and we could easily have had a few more people there. The view is breathtaking. Every morning was spent having coffee on the deck gazing at the ocean. The garage and elevator were added bonuses. We were able to avoid the craziness of college spring breakers in this area. The complex is beautifully maintained and safe. We used the pool almost daily during our stay. The area was clean and well appointed. The pool was heated, too. Watersound Beach is mid way between Destin and Panama City Beach. We could drive to shopping, restaurants, etc then drive back to the quiet of our complex. The boardwalks on the property gave a nice walking path with beautiful homes and the water to gaze at. The beach was private and there were no issues with finding a nice place to play and lay in the sun. We would definitely recommend this to any family with high school children or younger that want a safe, clean, relaxing place to stay and spend time together. Considering renting again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Dune Haven. We love the view from the kitchen the best. Looking out over the gulf every morning and even watching the weather roll in on one of the rainy days was exactly what we were needing for spring break. The place was well kept and comfortable. We loved the Tempur-Pedic bed in the master and the layout of the unit. The only odd thing was that there wasn't a access to the board walk from the back porch. Getting to the beach or pool was easy an convenient. The kitchen was well stocked and a joy to cook in.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in WaterSound Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Break 2
29 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,308
for 3 nights
From
£355
 
 
Spring Break 3
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
£4,185
for 6 nights
From
£657
£4,417
 
 
Easter
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,906
for 5 nights
From
£532
£3,349
 
 
Spring SPECIAL
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,018
for 4 nights
From
£443
From
£470
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,906
 
 
Mid May
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 5 nights
From
£621
From
£666
Sat,Sun
£3,413
 
 
Late May
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,972
for 7 nights
£3,972
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,861
for 7 nights
£4,861
 
 
June
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,039
for 7 nights
£5,039
 
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,217
for 7 nights
£5,217
 
 
Summer 2
8 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,039
for 7 nights
£5,039
 
 
Mid August
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,795
for 7 nights
£3,795
 
 
Fall
26 Aug 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 
 
Late fall
14 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,462
for 5 nights
From
£443
£2,906
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 
 
Winter 2
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,042
for 3 nights
From
£266
From
£292
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,017
 
 
Christmas/New Years
16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,462
for 5 nights
From
£443
£2,906
 
 
January
2 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,663
for 4 nights
From
£355
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£3,795
for 5 nights
From
£710
 

Additional pricing information

Exit clean fee £220 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are plus tax and cleaning fee. Weekly rates are good for Saturday to Saturday only. Weekly rentals other than Saturday to Saturday may have higher rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Location

723 Whiskey Bravo
Bruno's Pizza
THE HUB
George's at Alys Beach
Old Florida Fish House & Bar
Origins Golf Club
Destin Commons
AMC Destin Commons 14
Grand 16 Pier Park
Pier Park
McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Deer Lake State Park
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
NW Florida International - Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Hub 30A www.hub30a.com
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Origins www.originsgolfclub.com
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Florida Co Hwy 30A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bruno's Pizza www.brunospizza30a.com
Nearest Beach
You're on the beach
Car: necessary

Experience the neighboring beach communities for amazing dining, shopping and entertainment found along Scenic Hwy 30A like Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach.

For delicious food and entertainment for the entire family that is within walking/biking distance, be sure to check out The Hub 30A. The Hub is a gathering place for family and friends on beautiful Highway 30A with great restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. The Hub is 1/4 mile from Dune Haven.

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