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Family Vacation Chronicles
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Walton County’s Rich History
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Sandestin Executive Health and Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering a spa atmosphere while providing a one-on-one approach to medicine. Our services include urgent care, pharmacy, laboratory, physical therapy, radiology and more. We offer anti-aging treatments, whole body wellness, executive physicals and performance medicine. We are about personalized health care service. It was developed to emphasize quality, not quantity, health care services, with the personalized health care touch that everyone deserves.
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Recap of our ever-changing real estate market
A Week in the Life of a Vacationing Family
Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center Now Open
The Village and Marina
Gear Up Your Garage Village Map
Directory of Merchants
A guide to Marina fun
Calendar of Events Summer 2014 events
Twenty things you need for a great beach vacation
Food & Fun
Food and Fun, Inside and Out
Historic Perspective Walton County
Rich in history and culture
Sandestin Living Around the resort Around the world Through the eyes of a child
Sandestin Real Estate
Residential Commercial First Quarter In Review
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Sandestin Living Magazine
Editor Kitty Whitney Publisher Brian Rowland Rowland Publishing
SRE, formerly Sandestin Real Estate, plunges into summer and an ever-changing real estate market. While transactions continue to sizzle, we contemplate: 1 Are we running out of inventory? 2 Are sellers who have been waiting on the sidelines getting ready to take the field? 3 Can buyers still get the best deal ever? 4 Is it time for new inventory/developments to errupt? Who knows? … Reading through recently published reports and taking a more statewide and global view, here is what we found.
Sandestin Real Estate Project Managers Kitty Whitney Shannon Williams Rowland Publishing Creative, Sales & Operations Creative Director: Larry Davidson Graphic Designers: Jennifer Ekrut, Shruti Shah Advertising Designers: Jillian Fry, Rebecca Sumerall Special Projects Coordinator: Kerri Bryan Marketing and Sales Manager: McKenzie Burleigh Marketing and Sales Assistant: Christie Green Account Executives: Rhonda Lynn Murray Darla Harrison Tracy Mulligan Chris St. John Production Manager: Daniel Vitter Ad Services Coordinator: Lisa Sostre Proofreader: Melinda Lanigan
A recent report from economists at Florida Realtors´ 2014 Real Estate and Economic Summit discussed that Florida's housing sector is expected to continue growing in 2014, although at a slower pace, due to changing market and economic conditions. Florida Realtors chief economist John Tuccillo summarized that the real estate market is going to grow, and we´ll probably see about a 10 percent increase in residential sales. He noted that home values will rise at roughly five percent a year, which is in line with historical trends. Home values have increased about 12 percent in the last 18 months, a trend not expected for 2014. Economists at the summit agreed 2013 proved to be a good year for the state's housing market, which enjoyed low mortgage rates, high home affordability, strong home price growth and increasing home values. Another economist, Freddie Mac’s Dr. Frank Nothaft, reported that the median time on the market for a Florida home is down to about a month and a half in every single price point class. He believed the market has improved substantially with the amount of vacant housing oversupply at its lowest levels in 10 years. Mortgage rates in the U.S. have shifted in the past months. For 2014, rates are forecast to gradually increase. A big challenge for the U.S. and Florida housing markets in 2014 may be finding buyer financing. This credit environment enforces the phrase, “cash is king.”
Contributing Writers Jennifer Howard Shannon Williams Jennifer Barker Angel Barber SDI Marketing
For Northwest Florida, in our South Walton and Okaloosa geographic footprint, connecting the right buyer to the right seller is still our primary goal, and seeing the deal all the way through is our skill. SRE and its knowledgeable and professional team can support all of your real estate needs.
Contributing Photographers Rich Suchevits, Allison Yii, Beachside Photography
Kitty Whitney Executive Director, Sandestin Real Estate
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The SRE team brings you this publication, highlighting the lifestyle in Northwest Florida while showcasing what real estate has to offer those who want to live, play and work here in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, South Walton and the Emerald Coast. Want to know more? Have a suggestion? An idea for an article? Please contact us at sandestinrealestate.com, (850) 267-8100.
A Week in the Life
of a Vacationing Family
t happens every time I drive across the Choctawhatchee Bay with my family ... that feeling of peace and relaxation as I enter South Walton and the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. Sure, the sand is a dazzling white and the water a stunning blue-green color all along the coast, but there is only one place in this little coastal town that offers every amenity imaginable under one umbrella (so to speak) — the esteemed Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This place is a slice of heaven! From the moment I check in, I begin to experience what makes this resort so special. Palm trees line the driveway, and the atmosphere is beautiful and welcoming. Linda, the front desk clerk, has been expecting me and, along with a genuinely warm smile, she has my room key and
a brochure of what’s happening at the resort this week. As she goes over the list of amenities available to me, it’s obvious from the excitement in her voice and the sparkle in her eye that she is proud of where she works and lives. Not hard to imagine; it is paradise after all. Following Linda’s precise directions and entering the gates of Sandestin, we arrive at our very inviting accommodations in Lasata. The architecture reflects a timeless elegance and is surrounded by lush gardens hosting a sparkling lagoon-style swimming pool. Exotic drinks with tiny umbrellas are being served poolside, and the musical notes of Jimmy Buffet are floating across the breeze. Ah yes, we have reached our destination. As I park the car, I don’t yet realize that I won’t be using it again for the next
seven days. I am truly on holiday. The resort has everything for a perfect family vacation, and it’s all a short walk, bike ride or tram ride away. During the course of the week we somehow manage to explore every inch of this fabulous place. Actually, 2,400 acres of glorious landscape developed purely for the enjoyment of its guests. Early mornings usually start with just the two of us sitting on our generously sized balcony, sipping a cup of hot coffee and looking out over the bay and the salty marshlands so common in this area. This is a brief yet tranquil moment for my husband and me before the rugrats wake up and the air is electric with activity. We pack up the kids with every imaginable beach toy and hop on the shuttle heading for Sandestin’s gorgeous private beach. We want to get there early
to secure a front row seat to the water for the kids and be able to soak up every drop of the abundant sunshine. The beach service crew are so friendly and helpful. They make sure our chairs are set up every day with our name on them, and they help us book our kayak and Yolo board rentals for the entire week. We spend hours snorkeling in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, searching for shells and sand dollars and, of course, building enormous sandcastles. My husband and I enjoy the beach bar while the kids attempt boogie boarding, skim boarding and jumping the waves as most kids do. In the afternoon we all enjoy some time on our own. The Grand Sandestin, the epitome of Southern design and hospitality, happens to have a team of outstanding and knowledgeable concierges who are the “go-to” folks for all of
Just as the sun sets, the cannon blasts signaling the start of a fun and memorable evening. We all head down the tropical pathways to the picturesque Village of Baytowne Wharf and its many exciting activities.
the events, activities and highlights of Sandestin. Naturally, this is my first stop. The concierge courteously enrolls the kids in an afternoon at Club KZ, where they experience all kinds of fun daily activities under the supervision of some very energetic camp counselors. My afternoon is strategically planned for relaxing at Spa Sandestin, being pampered shamelessly and loving every single moment of it. I already know that my next afternoon outing will be spent shopping in all the unique resort boutiques; Barefoot Princess and Coconut Kids are just a couple on my “must visit” list. I’m also looking forward to the days we’ll all spend at the pool, me lounging under an umbrella with one of those fruity drinks in hand and reading the latest best seller. As I am enjoying a world-class massage, my husband plays as much golf as possible on Sandestin’s award-winning and exceptionally designed courses. He finds the Raven to be most challenging, with its many lakes and sand traps, but
is looking forward to playing the Links with its breathtaking views and magnificent fairways. All together once again, we start our evening at the Marina Bar & Grill, eating fresh Gulf seafood and watching the sun lower to a beautiful blue horizon. We are amazed at the number of boats docked at the marina. Many people bring in their fresh catch of the day so that the Marina chef can cook it however they like — a true seaside experience. The kids especially enjoy the music and Miss MaryAnne, the resident talking McCaw and marina mascot. Just as the sun sets, the cannon blasts signaling the start of a fun and memorable evening. We all head down the tropical pathways to the picturesque Village of Baytowne Wharf and its many exciting activities. Our first adventure is an exhilarating ride on the zip line (you can see for miles from up here!). From there we make our way to the bungee trampoline, and then the kids just have to try the height-defying ropes climbing course. One showoff actually makes it to the top to ring the bell! After that thrilling entertainment we’re ready for some friendly family competition at Blast Arcade and Laser Maze. These kids don’t know that mom and dad can play video games, too! It doesn’t take long for the day to catch up with all of us, and we stroll next door to Moo La-La for ice cream and desserts. The night is so nice that we settle on the lawn to enjoy our snacks before heading back to the room. Just as we’re finishing, the sky lights up in an explosion of
fireworks. It’s truly one of the best shows we’ve seen and an amazing end to our first full vacation day. While walking back to the room we talk and laugh about everything we experienced today, and we make plans for the rest of our week. A family bike ride on the miles of paths meandering through Sandestin’s beautifully manicured grounds is on tomorrow’s agenda for sure. A visit to the tennis center is deemed a must by all. The kids are excited to sign up for the junior clinic that takes place twice a week, and we’re looking forward to getting some exercise while playing on both the clay and hard courts. And then there’s always more beach, pool time and golf! We plan to spend a couple of nights at the Village’s Events Plaza enjoying the free entertainment — one night is “movie beneath the stars” and another is a live musical group performing onstage. I can’t wait to dance to the music! 14
It’s been such a wonderful day for my family. The kids are fast asleep, exhausted from all the sun, fresh air and entertainment. I’m sitting with the hubby quietly talking about our plans for our night. We’ve already got the kids signed up for Club KZ’s “Children’s Evening Out,” and our reservations are made for dinner. After a delicious and succulent signature dinner of Grouper Elizabeth at the elegant Elephant Walk beachfront restaurant, we plan to stroll arm in arm along the moonlit shoreline. I’m looking forward to talking and laughing and making memories to last a lifetime. Truthfully, I’m already dreaming of the day we will be able to return. We feel so fortunate to have been able to stay and play at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on the Emerald Coast. It is truly a world-class resort with unsurpassed quality and amenities for every age. It should be on everyone’s “sand bucket” list!
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TOP 10 REASONS
to List Your Property with SRE 1. We work as a team. When you list with SRE, you are listing with a team of 15 real estate sales experts and a skilled support team of 12. 2. These experts include 30 year veterans, agents with diverse sales backgrounds, highly educated professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovative, cutting edge leaders. 3. Our brokerage includes dedicated marketing professionals focused on the most current and effective ways to market your home and a sales operations team who helps to ensure a seamless sale and closing process. 4. This expansive support team ensures your agent is selling while the support team is working. 5. Statistics prove that we sell more real estate within the gates of Sandestin than the next five ranked brokerages combined. 6. We produce Sandestin Living magazine, so list with us and see your property in the next issue. 7. We have been in business for over 40 years since opening our doors in 1973. 8. We know this resort and its properties better than anyone, from its storied history to future development. 9. Being the only brokerage with real estate offices inside the gates of Sandestin, we have the on-resort advantage, capturing a highly coveted audience. 10. List your property with SRE and we will increase the value of your home by adding either a trial Sandestin Club Membership or an Amenities Voucher of the buyerâ€™s choice.
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SEHWC T Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center Resort-Style Health Care
he fantasy of living on the Gulf coast is a reality for the residents here in the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. All of the features and amenities from the pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear emerald waters to the championship golf courses have made living in the resort a dream come true for our residents. Our loyal guests who vacation here every year join our residents for an occasional sample of our daily life. And we are happy to share. The resort offers a cornucopia of activities and opportunities that are expected from an exclusive gated community. In keeping with the ideals of total quality living, the residents and guests can now truly say they have it all! In February 2014, the Sandestin Executive Health & Wellness Center (SEHWC) opened its doors providing the residents and guests a health care facility unlike any other on the Gulf coast.
Located in the heart of the resort, SEHWC is about personalized health care service singularly designed for world-class treatment without having to leave “home,” ensuring quality care within the private gates of the resort community. This revolutionary approach to medicine spawned SEHWC’s goal to build relationships with patients by analyzing medical records, learning about the patient’s family and stressors, and learning about the patient as an individual person. This foundation allows the medical staff to provide “personalized patient care.” SEHWC is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility which is equipped to handle a vast array of medical needs from simple routine ailments to physical therapy to sports medicine specialty services. It does so in affiliation with the world-renowned Andrews Institute, all located under one roof. Spearheading a strong focus on preventive medicine and long-term health and wellness, SEHWC offers direct phone access to health care concierges and/or providers to not only answer questions and address health concerns but help design plans concentrating on healthy lifestyle choices in nutrition and physical activities. The patients now have control over their health care needs by utilizing a unique tier system developed to allow patients, with the advice of our medical providers, to implement a customized health care plan. Sandestin residents and guests are accustomed to the best that life has to offer; and, our philosophy is that this should carry over in their medical care. The SEHWC mission is to exceed those expectations and continue to facilitate this exclusive lifestyle. It is with pride that SEHWC extends its health care services to our residents and our vacationing guests throughout our 2,400acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. But, it doesn’t stop there. Local residents and vacationing guests throughout the panhandle are invited to access this unique health care center. Now, all can have the peace of mind knowing that should a medical need arise, whether in day-to-day life or in the middle of a family vacation, SEHWC is here! From 18
sunburns to jellyfish stings or the “ole back acts up, after a day of golf,” we are here to continue that same world-class care afforded to our residences through our on-site urgent care center. We boast a policy of getting guests back to enjoying their vacations! With on-site radiology, CT and chiropractic services, the health care professionals will get our vacationers back to making memories and not searching for clinics and care. Should prescriptions be required, the center can fill the need. With an all-electronic records facility system, refills or new prescriptions can be sent directly to a pharmacy of choice. Coming summer 2014, SEHWC will have its own retail and compounding pharmacy, with an in-house, compounding pharmacist that can fulfill all your traditional and alternative compounding medicine needs, including coordinating in-home and in-room delivery services when needed for the owners as well as resort guests. When the unfortunate strikes and that missed prescription is at
home, SEHWC has the solution. For those that might be feeling a little “post party” illness, holiday festivities indulgence or even just under the weather, “Hung-over 911” is here to help and has just what you need at your service. Treatments are available in the spa-like clinic, or the mobile team is happy to make a house call to residents and vacationers. We are ready to dispatch our care to meet your needs. For our golfing residents and guests, if your swing is what “ails” you, the resident Nike Golf NG360 Performance specialist has the training and experience to identify your mechanics and get you back on the course! When attending one of the conferences or events at Sandestin Resort or just enjoying the vast area amenities, step it up a notch by adding our executive physical program to the schedule. Our beautiful private medical center offers executive physicals specially designed and tailored to individual’s and organization’s needs.
The professional team at SEHWC is here for all the medical needs of those who choose to reside locally and for those who come to vacation. The spa-like atmosphere is set to make visits as comfortable and convenient as possible. Should health care needs arise, SEHWC is the answer for most all medical needs, but donâ€™t just take our word for it. Stop by and take a private tour of the SEHWC state-of-the-art facility.
There once was a time that garages were the places where we parked cars, and guys stored their collections of tools. They smelled vaguely of gasoline and grass cuttings, with maybe an extra refrigerator banished to its far reaches with drinks and snacks so those with dirty feet didn’t tromp sand into the kitchen. Often, the garage was a sort of halfway house for unused or outmoded furniture that was still “too good” to give or throw away. These days, however, the garage is so much more than an enclosed parking place or a glorified tool shed. It’s often an additional room where we hang out or where we hang up our “toys” — from golf clubs and scuba gear to paddle boards and bikes. As we’ve opened the garage to become living space and play place, storage designers and garage organizers have similarly stepped up their game. We thought we’d share a few of their innovations that we’ve seen lately, perhaps inspiring you to elevate the lowly garage to a full-fledged room in the house.
Take a balanced approach to bike storage Most of the bicycle storage solutions we discovered in garages relied on pulleys and levers to hang bikes up and out of the way. These offer easy access when you are ready to ride, but hang the bicycles out of the way when you need garage space for other uses.
Up, up and away Smart homeowners identify otherwise unusable spots to store items they infrequently use. Holiday decorations or older files can be neatly stored above the garage door as in this example, where they don’t impede either the vehicle access or other garage-based activities.
Golf gear storage that’s well above par The beauty of these golfing equipment storage racks is that they store everything you need to grab for a quick round in one spot.
Stylish cabinets and counters come out of the kitchen Garages are no longer places only a guy could love. People of both genders use the space for projects and hobbies and make use of attractive cabinets designed to work in garage space.
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Boats and boards What’s best for paddle boards, surf boards, kayaks and canoes? A place of their own, tucked away in the garage. Look for racks like these or a storage grid that can be raised and lowered to keep your boards safe and secure.
Hang ’em high Hardware and storage stores now offer a wide variety of storage systems that allow you to make use of garage walls to hang a variety of items out of the way but within easy reach. Check out these ideas for storing tools, power equipment and sports stuff.
In plain sight The old ways are often the best ways. Specialized garage shelving can be the best way to store smaller items.
Work it out Our overview of garage living would not be complete if we didn’t include a garage workout space. This tradition of using this extra room as a spot to work off a few extra pounds is firmly entrenched in many of our homes.
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With more than 40 places to shop, dine and play, we very well might have everything â€” clothing for women, men and kids; souvenirs, art, jewelry and toys; gifts for others and gifts for yourself. And in-between the variety found in all the shops, the everything continues with a lagoon, carousel, marina, an arcade and much, much more. Come explore our diverse shops, unique eateries, outdoor extertainment and festivals. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is where generations of friends and family come to experience community, culture, tradition and progression. Reawaken your senses in every stunning season. Experience the magic that has become The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE
Two charming French country cafés offering award winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch (7-2 p.m.) Voted best Bloody Mary’s in town! Always inspiring Eggs to Excellence! Village location (850) 622-2050, Grand Boulevard, anotherbrokenegg.com
Caffe Siena at Sandestin, a convenient coffee shop at the entrance of The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Serving fresh coffee, cappuccino and pastries. Opens at 6:30am. Call (850) 267-4488 for more information.
This seafood restaurant offers casual, upscale fine dining for dinner only. Specializing in the freshest catchof-the-day specials, Destin seafood and grilled steaks. Large groups welcome. (850) 351-1990
RUM RUNNERS® TROPICAL ISLAND GRILL & DUELING PIANO BAR
Offers a casual dining experience with a full-service bar that features “Live Entertainment Nightly” and the “World Famous Dueling Piano Show” Mon–Sun 11 a.m.–2 a.m. (850) 351-1817, rumrunners.com
FAT TUESDAY’S DAIQUIRI BAR
Enjoy frozen concoctions each blended, chilled and served to cool the summer heat. Also enjoy snacks to munch on while you catch the big game on TV. (850) 351-1809, sandestin.com/ FatTuesday
HARTELL’S VILLAGE DINER
A classic ’50s diner that features a full service menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late night. To-go orders available. (850) 654-9453, facebook.com/Hartells
Poppy’s Seafood Factory
Poppy’s Seafood Factory is the epitome of a fine dining restaurant in a casual resort atmosphere. Come by and try our famous blackened lobster, steaks, fish and seafood. Pair your meal with one of our 300+ wine selections from our multiaward winning cellar while you dine overlooking the water. (850) 351-1996, poppysseafoodfactory.com 26
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Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille
Hammerhead’s is where you can enjoy a variety of food from fish sandwiches and burgers to fried and boiled seafood, all in a beautiful dockside setting! Conveniently located on the Choctawhatchee Bay overlooking the Sandestin Marina, you can bring the whole family for great food, amazing music and loads of fun! (850) 351-1997, hammerheadsbarandgrille.com
JOHN WEHNER’S VILLAGE DOOR
Family-friendly restaurant offering great food and bayside dining. At night LIVE and DJ music. Plenty of space for private events. (850) 502-4590, thevillagedoor.com
Roberto’s Italian Pizzeria & Sports Bar
Roberto’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar has Sandestin’s best gourmet pizzas, pastas, calzones, strombolis, salads and more. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor dining, a full bar, big screen TVs and great drink specials. This is the premier place to kick back and watch the big game, or you can call for a delivery within the resort. (850) 351-1998, robertositalianpizzeria.com
GRAFFITI & THE FUNKY BLUES SHACK
Family-friendly Italian eatery and funky blues club featuring some of the area’s best live music performers, local, regional and national. (850) 424-6650, graffitifbs.com
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Indulge in a variety of 24 rich ever-changing ice cream flavors served in an array of styles. You may also enjoy a selection of eclectic and scrumptious desserts, chocolates and pastries with coffee, beer and wine to boot. All served in The Village of Baytowne Wharf in our renovated ice cream shop featuring unique fixtures and furnishings. You’ll want to stay! (850) 837-2288
Eat Fresh! Come visit us at beautiful Baytowne Wharf. Open from 7 a.m.–9 p.m. (850) 267-8727, subway.com
The Lazy Gecko Deck Bar
The Lazy Gecko Deck Bar is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of Baytowne Wharf. “The World’s Best Fish Taco” is the main staple as well as a vibrant mix of authentic dishes infused with the flavors of South America and the Caribbean which make for an exciting culinary treat. Everything is homemade and cooked to order from fresh ingredients. So kick back, relax and enjoy a margarita or cold beer and remember … It’s OK To Be Lazy! (850) 461-6440 see pages 24-25 for village map
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Friendly staff and the latest fashions make this an inviting boutique for both men and women. Offering the most popular designers, jewelry, accessories and footwear. (850) 351-1806
Barefoot Princess, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, offers a large selection of Lilly Pulitzer apparel, shoes and accessories, for ladies and children. (850) 351-1806, Connect with Barefoot Princess on Facebook.
Come to Uniquely Chic for affordable elegance in a unique blend of gifts, home accents and fashion accessories. We offer a wide range of jewelry from local artists, including leather and pearls from Gemesis Expressions, Thymes fragrances, Tyler candles, Soap Rocks, Mariana fine jewelry from Israel and local paintings from local artists and so much more. See you there! (850) 499-1143
A ladies boutique featuring designer jewelry, handbags and home accessories from product lines unique to our area. Like us on Facebook for product announcements and promotions. (850) 460-7606, blucalypso.com
SANDESTIN CLOTHING CO.
Outfit the whole family in logoed resort wear at the Sandestin Clothing Company, the resort’s only signature logo shop for men, women and children. Other items include collectables, gifts, beach necessities, keepsakes and so much more. Come in and experience the Sandestin Clothing Company. (850) 267-8700
Toys and Treasures
Find yourself surrounded by mounds of Ty plush, beach toys and limited-edition collectibles, or build a bear, dolphin, alligator or other animal at the Animaland station for a new plush friend to remind your child of their Sandestin vacation. (850) 267-6550
Coconut Kids is a fun, whimsical children’s store featuring the latest children’s resort wear, infant layette and specialty toy lines such as: Mud Pie, Haven Girl, Busy Bees, Lemon Loves Lime, Gnu, Bailey Boys, J Bailey and more! (850) 351-1800 30
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BAYTOWNE ADVENTURE ZONE
For the thrill seekers, soar across the lagoon on the Zipline or test your skills on the SkyTrail Ropes Course, Tower Climb and Eurobungy. (850) 428-2736, baytowneadventurezone.com
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A fun-filled family entertainment center! Over 50 redemption video games, Laser Maze, a Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery and Baytowne Idol green screen. Great prizes! Mon–Sun 11 a.m.–close. (850) 654-3333, blastfunandgames.com
Experience the ride that brightens every child’s smile. From racecars and dragons to zebras and reindeers, let your child’s adventurous side come alive with the festive lights and music at the Baytowne Carousel – located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Call 850-267-6550 for information and pricing. Tickets can be purchased at Toys & Treasures.
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Dine Dance Cruise… Enjoy extraordinary dining and live entertainment onboard the 125 ft. luxury yacht, SOLARIS, docked at the Baytowne Marina. (850) 6502519, SunQuestCruises.com.
Experience Sandestin in a whole new way — on a Stand Up Paddleboard! Rentals, lessons and group tours. Bring the whole family! You only live once, YOLO! (850) 267-7877, yoloboard.com
Marina Bar & Grill
If you want a special experience in your day or early evening, try Sandestin’s Marina Bar & Grill. Pull up a chair and relax inside or outside. This charming location is a great spot for weekend breakfasts, a hot or cold beverage of your choice, and lunch or early dinner any day of the week. It’s a treasure for all ages. (850) 267-7778
Marina Bar & Grill
Bait, Tackle & Gift Shop. Home of the “Guinness World Record Holder for Largest Lure.” This shop features rod rentals, live bait, souvenirs, charters and the “Panning for Treasures” activity. (850) 267-4396, SpitfireMercantile.com
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Calendar of Events SUMMER 2014
Junior Tennis Quick Start Program
Monday–Thursday, Year-round; 4–5 p.m. Sandestin Tennis Center Sandestin offers the most comprehensive junior tennis camp and program on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Sandestin has created the highest quality junior tennis camps that range from USTA QuickStart Tennis (Beginners ages 5 to 10), to high school tournament players as well as future collegiate athletes. Tuesdays and Thursdays children ages 5–8. Mondays and Wednesdays ages 8–10. Visit sandestin.com/tennis or call 850.267.7060. Email child’s name, age and desired clinic dates to juniortennis@ sandestin.com. $15 for resort guests. $10 for locals/members.
Men’s Round Robin Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Year-round; 9–11 a.m. for all levels Sandestin Tennis Center Sandestin‘s tennis staff welcomes all levels of participation in its round robin tennis tournament events. Includes balls and court time. Visit sandestin.com/tennis or call 850.267.7060. RSVP to email@example.com. Resort guest $23. Public rate $28.
Mixed Doubles Round Robin
Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
June 18–22 Baytowne Marina The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin sets the precedent for worldclass sportfishing tournaments along the Gulf Coast. This special event gives serious angling teams a shot at winning a huge pay-off. Join us for the richest tournament on the Gulf Coast. Over $1.4 million was awarded in 2013! With cash categories for blue marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo as well as individual angler trophies, fishermen have a multitude of ways to stake their claim on Sandestin fishing tournament history! The competing anglers are not the only fishing enthusiasts who will hook a good time during the 12th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. A treasure trove of family fun includes live entertainment, sponsor booths and activities for the kids all weekend long. This momentous event takes place at the Baytowne Marina and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Admission is free, and it is open to the public. Visit fishecbc.com or call 866.505.4458.
Saturdays 10 a.m. & Sundays 9 a.m. Year-round Sandestin Tennis Center Sandestin‘s tennis staff welcomes all levels of participation in its round robin tennis tournament events. Includes balls, drinks, prizes and court time. Please indicate ability level. Visit sandestin. com/tennis or call 850.267.7060. RSVP to tennis@ sandestin.com. Resort guest $25. Public rate $30.
Adult Tennis Clinics Monday–Saturday Year-round; 9–10 a.m. Sandestin Tennis Center Enjoy a high-energy workout as you learn the fundamentals of tennis. Tennis Stroke Clinic is one participant per 30 minutes, two participants per 45 minutes, three or more participants per hour. Visit sandestin.com/tennis or call 850.267.7060. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $25 per person. $30 Public rate.
Summer In the Village Weekly event series June, July and August; 7–9 p.m. The Village of Baytowne Wharf - Monday Sky Surfing, three shows over the lagoon -B oomin’ Tuesday, Lawn Games and Inflatables, Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. - Wednesday Night Concert Series - Magical Thursday, performed by Captain Davy - Sunday Cinema, showtime starts at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Shop Sandestin Fourth of July Sidewalk Sale July 3–6 Join Island Clothiers, Barefoot Princess, Coconut Kids, Toys & Treasures and Sandestin Clothing Company in the Village. Enjoy an additional 25% off select sale and clearance items, for total savings up to 50–75% off the regular price! Call 850.351.1806 for more information.
Red, White and Baytowne
July 4 The Village of Baytowne Wharf Enjoy a spectacular 4th of July celebration with a day of fun in the sun and family activities, and an evening that lights up the sky. The Village will have a host of kids’ activities from 6–10 p.m., including kids’ crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting. Live music from 7–9 p.m. Grab your boogie shoes and join in the fun. Our 4th of July fireworks celebration begins at 9:15 p.m.
28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon
August 23 Throughout Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort The 28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon will lure more than 700 participants for a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike along the coast, and a 4-mile run through Sandestin’s beach and bayside community. Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast. SandestinTriathlon.com
Baytowne Art Walk
August 29–31; 5–10 p.m. The Village of Baytowne Wharf The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes the fresh fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul with world-class art and live music. Exceptional artists featured in the area’s leading galleries from across the Southeast will gather for this three-day festival featuring the best of the best in the world of art.
Shop Sandestin Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
August 29–Sept. 1 Join Island Clothiers, Barefoot Princess, Coconut Kids, Toys & Treasures and Sandestin Clothing Company in the Village. Enjoy an additional 25% off select sale and clearance items for total savings up to 50–75% off the regular price! Call 850.351.1806 for more information.
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Things You Need for a Great Beach Vacation
Beyond the obvious gear like swimsuits and beach towels, here is a list of 20 things to pack for your beach vacation that will help make your trip even more enjoyable!
Sunblock This is a no-brainer for some, but it’s so
Beach Chairs and Umbrella A towel on the sand
important it’s worth mentioning. Nothing can ruin a beach vacation faster than a red, painful sunburn, so slather it on. Might not hurt to bring some after sun lotion as well, just in case!
may be all you need, but let’s face it; reclining beach chairs with an umbrella are a huge bonus. The sun gets HOT, so having some shade is a smart idea. If you don’t have your own chairs and umbrella, just stop by the yellow beach concierge hut near the Elephant Walk to reserve your setup.
3 Waterproof Camera
Don’t miss a moment! Whether your hands are full of sand and saltwater or you’re snapping photos of underwater marine life, a waterproof camera is a must-have for the beach.
4 Sand Spikes
Wondering where to set down that icy cold beverage or store small items like your sunglasses
or keys while keeping them sand-free? Just bring along a couple of these ingenious sand spikes and you’re covered. Pick one up at the Sandestin Clothing Company in The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
5 Baby Powder
This is a great little trick for removing pesky sand from hands and feet. Just rub on the baby powder and the sand will come right off, leaving your skin nice and soft.
6 A Decorative Bottle
The Emerald Coast boasts some of the whitest, more gorgeous sand in the world. Bring some home with you as a souvenir in a bottle marked with the date and name of the beach.
7 Flip Flops or Water Shoes
While we have some of the softest, purest sand around and broken shells and rocks are few and far between, a pair of sand-friendly shoes will still come in handy. Even white sand gets hot in the summer, so shoes that go from water to sand to pavement with ease are a great addition to your beach bag.
When the sun is shining, you’re going to get thirsty. Be sure to pack plenty of water and other beverages for your day frolicking ocean-side, but make sure they are in non-breakable containers since glass is not allowed on the beach.
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This handy water bottle has a compartment that opens up where you can store your room key, ID, cash and credit cards. Awesome! Get yours at the Sandestin Clothing Company.
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This may seem like another no-brainer, but those who don’t wear sunglasses regularly may forget this handy little item. The beach is much more fun when you don’t have to squint.
11 Lip Balm with SPF
Don’t forget your lips! Men and women alike need sun protection for their lips just like the rest of their skin. Lip balm options abound, so just be sure to pick one with an SPF of at least 15.
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12 Beach Toys/Games
Bring sand toys, kites, footballs, Frisbees, boogie boards and any other activities the whole family can enjoy. A family that plays together, stays together.
13 Books or Magazines
Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading. Load up your Kindle or iPad with all the latest summer beach reads, or visit the SRE Library at the Sandestin Real Estate Sales office near the Market Shops. The Library is open to homeowners, guests and anyone wanting to enjoy a great book.
14 Change of Clothes
Sand and water are a part of life at the beach, and if you are doing it right, they will both get on your clothes whether you like it or not. Having a change of clothes handy will make you much more comfortable while enjoying those sunset cocktails after a fun day.
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Relaxing in the sun and playing in the ocean can work up an appetite, so be sure to pack a lunch or snacks before you head out. Too much to carry? Not a problem. Just grab a bite to eat beachfront with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s food and beverage service available to beach and pool deck patrons.
16 Binoculars 17 Ziplock Bags
Is that a dolphin in the distance or a sea turtle perhaps? Grab your binoculars and find out!
Because you just never know when you’ll need one. Give one to each child to store the shells they collect, use one to keep your cell phone and other small items dry and sand-free, keep wet swim suits separated from dry clothes, etc. The list is endless.
18 Turtle-Safe Flashlight
If you are visiting the beach during sea turtle nesting season (May–October), bring along a red light emitting turtle-safe flashlight. This will allow you to wander the beach looking for crabs and critters at night without disrupting the turtles.
Nothing sets the mood for a fun day at the beach like some great tunes. Pack your earphones or some travel speakers and plug in to your favorite beach-day playlist. Just remember to be respectful of your neighbors.
20 First Aid Kit
It’s always best to keep a small first aid kit either in your car or with you at the beach. You’ll be surprised at how handy it will be.
food & fun
Food and Fun, Inside and Out
Acme Oyster House Rum Runners A legendary New Orleans eatery, Acme Oyster House has shucked millions of fresh oysters on the half shell for local guests, as well as visitors from all over the world. Acme’s casual, fun atmosphere invites you in, and the ice cold beer, delicious oysters and personable staff keep you coming back. Acme Oyster House has been shuckin’ for well over 100 years, with the Sandestin location opening over a decade ago, when The Village of Baytowne Wharf had its ribbon cutting. This time of the year, Acme Oyster House guests are eager to enjoy outdoor dining. The weather is perfect for this, with the temperature warming up and the humidity level at a minimum. Some of the best seats in the house are upstairs on Acme’s balcony, available during spring break and summer. Enjoy a nice breeze in the shade, while over-looking the extremely active Village streets bustling with Village patrons. Visit acmeoyster.com or call 850.622.1900.
Great food, great music, great fun, all at Rum Runners Tropical Island Grill & Piano Bar. Live music fills the air seven nights a week as crowds sing and dance along with our unmatched entertainers, featuring the World Famous Dueling Piano Show. Our award-winning lunch and dinner menu keeps customers coming back year after year. Enjoy the chef ’s magical creations featuring hits like ahi tuna, filet mignon, lobster ravioli, fresh catch seafood, plus a variety of sandwich options. Cheer for your favorite team on one of the many TVs throughout our Caribbean-themed oasis, or enjoy a cocktail and dine under our brand new covered patio over looking the lagoon. Best patio view in the Village. Available for private parties. Visit rumrunners.com or call 850.351.1817.
Travinia Enjoy contemporary American Italian fare at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar nestled in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Relax at the bar with an appetizer and a glass of wine before dinner, or gather around our outdoor patio and fire pits with friends. Enjoy handcrafted pizza, salad, soup, pasta, seafood, chicken, steak and veal. Indulge in one of our homemade desserts. Select a great wine from our extensive wine list. Try our gluten-free menu. Whether you stop in for a casual lunch or a lingering dinner, Travinia’s handcrafted food and casual yet cosmopolitan atmosphere will keep you coming back for more. Try our new family-style dining. Our version of “Italian Comfort Food.” We Cater. Your Party. From our Kitchen! See our website for weekly drink specials. Open for lunch and dinner. 850.654.4442, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, 435 Grand Boulevard, Suite Q104, Miramar Beach Patio Dining • Catering • Private Dining • Carryout & Delivery
The 28th Annual Sandestin Triathlon will lure more than 700 participants for a
• HALF-MILE SWIM In the Gulf of Mexico
•20-MILE BIKE Along the Coast
Through Sandestin’s Beach and Bayside Proceeds benefit
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast For information visit
www.sandestintriathlon.com or contact
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Rich in History and Culture
alton County was created in 1824. Between 1846 and 1915, portions of the territory were given to help form Washington, Holmes and Okaloosa Counties. The Census of 1920 reported the Walton county population as 12,119. Progressively, the 1990 count was 27,759 and the 2013 count was approximately 59,000. Walton County contains only three incorporated towns: DeFuniak Springs, the county seat, was incorporated in 1901, Paxton in 1953 and Freeport in 1963. Our beach communities, which are not individually incorporated towns, include: Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and Inlet Beach. While these are very distinct and unique communities, they are just that, communities.
located at 278 Church Road in the town of Bruce, seeks to share its heritage with residents and visitors alike. The historic schoolhouse is filled with crafts and work of the tribeâ€™s elders.
The county was named for Colonel George Walton, secretary of West Florida during the territorial governorship of Andrew Jackson. Walton was the son of George Walton, Governor of Georgia and signer of the Declaration of Independence. South Walton has been touched by the traditions and influence of a variety of cultures including early Native American, Spanish, French, and English cultures. Each of Walton Countyâ€™s municipalities, DeFuniak Springs, Paxton, Freeport and Santa Rosa Beach continue to reflect these cultures today. In the 1700s and 1800s, Native American tribes including the Muscogee, Creek and Euchee Indians lived in and around Walton County. Today, the Muscogee Nation of Florida is 1,100 members strong. For generations, the Muscogee people have strived to preserve their language, culture, songs, stories and way of life. Today, the Muscogee Nation of Walton County,
IN THE NORTH
DeFuniak Springs Located in northern Walton County, DeFuniak Springs was founded in 1880 and is the county seat. At the heart of this historic town is one of two naturally round spring-fed lakes in the world (the other is located near Zurich, Switzerland). DeFuniak Springs started out as a railroad town, serving as a stop on the route of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. In February 1885, the Chautauqua Assembly, a cultural celebration originally held at a campsite on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in New York, held its first winter celebration in DeFuniak Springs. This annual assembly, which
historic perspective brought in speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day, transformed DeFuniak Springs into one of the cultural centers of the southeast until the late 1920s. Today, efforts are underway to continue the cultural activities of the town. The community continues the tradition of holding the Chautauqua Assembly each February. DeFuniak Springs is also focused on preservation of their historic district, Victorian-style homes with elaborate architectural details, The Walton-DeFuniak Library was established in 1886, Depot Station, which today houses the Walton County Heritage Association and Museum, and the Historic Chautauqua Building (aka Hall of Brotherhood) was established in 1909. The county's first high school was established in DeFuniak Springs in 1903. It was constructed in 1901 at a cost of $15,000. Paxton Located near the north edge of the county, Paxton became home to the area's first sawmill in 1903. As the commerce around the mill increased, the community grew. Today, Paxton continues to flourish and grow from its early farming roots and is also the site of the highest point in Florida at 345 feet above sea level. Known as Britton Hill in the Lakewood County Park, the unique Florida plateau is photographed by hundreds of visitors each year. This highest point in Florida is the “lowest” of the highest points in the United States. Freeport With the introduction of sawmills, logging, and turpentine processing, other areas in Walton County began to grow and prosper. The town of Freeport benefited greatly from these industries and soon became a renowned shipbuilding center along the gulf coast. The town’s name is derived from its early roots as a shipping port that was free from any type of imported goods tax. Due to this, the ships would deliver or pick up goods tax free, making it a popular and successful port in Walton County. A native of north Walton County smiles as he tells stories of his ancestor’s trips to 48
the south. There were two week trips made to the south, four or five families, on horse and buggy with loads of pots and cooking gear…for the sole purpose of cooking their salt out of the water. It was considered a fun adventure and it resulted in the salt supply they needed for the year.
HEADING TO THE SOUTH
Santa Rosa Beach In the late 1800s, towns were beginning to form south of the Choctawhatchee Bay. By the early 1900s, Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach was a bustling town center. Steamboats bringing in residents from Mobile and Pensacola helped to quickly grow the area’s population to nearly 1,200 people. Unfortunately, a crop disaster followed by a hurricane spelled doom for the town. The town eventually took on a lawless "Wild West" vibe and many residents boarded steamboats and left en masse. The town's hotels, churches, stores, cafés, and cottages took on the feeling of a true ghost town. The few remaining locals eventually dismantled the town for lumber. Today, Cessna Landing (named for the town founder) is a public park and quiet place with picnic areas and a fishing dock. Next to the park, the Bayou Arts
Center of Walton County hosts groups for art classes, workshops and other cultural events. Point Washington The historic community of Point Washington lies on the Choctawhatchee Bay and includes several bayous. A busy sawmill was the center of activity around the turn of the century, shipping lumber around the world. Today, the historic Wesley Mansion, located in Eden State Gardens, is one of the few historic treasures that still exist in South Walton. Grayton Beach Along the beach, there was also activity. In 1885, Army Major, Charles T. Gray built a homestead along the coast. Named after Major Gray, Grayton Beach celebrated its 110 year anniversary in 2000. Reaching Grayton Beach at that time was not easy. There were no bridges over the Choctawhatchee Bay, and what roads existed were merely sand trails. In 1913, W. H. Butler and his son, Van R. Butler, made the day-long trip from DeFuniak Springs to Grayton Beach and ended up staying. W. H. Butler decided to start a resort project and bought most of what is now Grayton Beach. The Butler family built and rented cottages, sold an occasional lot and operated the
town’s general store and a dance hall (site of the present-day Red Bar). Access to Grayton Beach became easier with the construction of Highway 98 and the Highway 331 bridge in the 1930s, and Grayton began booming. In the 1940s, the addition of electricity and the beginning of World War II brought more people to the town. The community and the state have helped keep Grayton Beach small by virtually surrounding the community with park land. In 1967, the state used its land east of the town to create Grayton Beach State Recreation Area. In 1985, after years of lobbying by residents, Florida bought the village's beachfront and the dunes and forest land to the west and north. South Walton's stunning beaches were created by the weathering of the Appalachian Mountains over millions of years. Particles of quartz from this mountain range were washed into riverbeds and eventually
transported by these rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. The ebb and flow of the water over this long distance broke down these particles and buffed their edges, making the sand as fine as sugar when it finally rested along the Florida Panhandle. There are no large sediment-heavy rivers directly influencing the water in South Walton and so the reflection of the sun on the white sandy bottom of the Gulf of Mexico creates the water’s brilliant turquoise hue. Historically the development of Walton County can be attributed to its largest industry at the time, farming. As time passed, other industries such as logging and the harvesting of pine gum and turpentine played a vital role in the growth of the area. Today, tourism contributes greatly to the county’s success. Annual events and historical and cultural festivals throughout the year showcase Walton County's rich heritage. Our Coastal dune lakes, Appalachian Mountains sand,
crystal clear Gulf of Mexico waters, fertile farmlands, plush green forests and gracious visitors and guests saturate Walton County, making it a hidden treasure of America. Walton County residents have a loyal love for their land and community! We thank our friends at Visit South Walton, Walton County Tourism Development Council, for contributing information to our account of Walton County History
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Submit your favorite photos that showcase â€œSandestin Livingâ€? around the world, around the resort and through the eyes of a child. Post your photos to our facebook page at Facebook.com/SandestinRealEstate, or email to candidcamera@ sandestinrealestate.com. We will pick our favorites to feature in upcoming issues of Sandestin Living magazine.
Through the Eyes of a Child
Around the World
Jason Ellis in Paris
Whitneys in Milan
Around the Resort
Jim Cantore at Moo La La
Evander Holyfield with friends on the beach
Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Family reunion at Sandestin
Mardi Gras Dog Parade
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Real Estate Sales • Rentals • Development
Real Estate Update Inside this Section: Meet Our Team����������������������� 54 Know the Area������������������������ 56 Residential Real Estate Beachfront������������������������ 58 Beachside�������������������������� 61 The Village������������������������ 65 Bayside����������������������������� 68 Lakeside���������������������������� 73 Burnt Pine������������������������� 79 Beach to Bay��������������������������� 84 Commercial Real Estate��������� 91 1st Quarter Market Review����� 92
Real Estate Sales • Rentals • Development Real Estate Sales • Rentals • Development
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Introduction Beautiful Sandestin is located on Florida’s Emerald Coast and consists of 72 exclusive neighborhoods — each with its own distinctive charm and personality. Among them you’ll find Beachside properties just steps from sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico; Bayside homes with panoramic views of Choctawhatchee Bay; Burnt Pine estate homes overlooking lakes and lush fairways; and resort condominiums at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in the heart of Sandestin. SRE is here to assist you. Browse our exclusive properties in the following real estate listings. Use the neighborhood key below and the map on the facing page to help find your slice of paradise.
Sandestin is our home. Let us help you make it yours.
One word best describes the lifestyle here — Priceless! MAP KEY B EA C H F R O N T & B e a ch s i d e Beachside I & II . . . . . . . . . . Beachwalk Villas . . . . . . . . . Island Estates . . . . . . . . . . . Luau I & II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One Beach Club Drive . . . . . Sandestin Beach Villas . . . . .
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Southwinds I, II & III . . . . . . 7 Tivoli by the Sea . . . . . . . . . 8 Tivoli Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tivoli Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pine Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Westwinds . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
v i ll a g e Bahia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grand Sandestin . . . . . . . . . Lasata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Market Street Inn . . . . . . . . Observation Point . . . . . . . . Pilot House . . . . . . . . . . . . . Le Jardin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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B ay s i d e Augusta Village . . . . . . . . . 2 Bayou Village . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cove on the Bay . . . . . . . . . 7 Fairways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Golf View . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Grand Harbour . . . . . . . . . 16 Harbour Point . . . . . . . . . . 17 L’Atrium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Linkside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magnolia Village . . . . . . . . Northshore . . . . . . . . . . . . Players Club . . . . . . . . . . . Sandestin Estates . . . . . . . Sandpiper Village . . . . . . . Vantage Pointe . . . . . . . . .
Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Baypines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Baytowne Avenue . . . . . . . . 5 Bungalos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Crystal Cove . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Crystal Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Deerwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Fountains . . . . . . . . . . 13 Genoa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Heron Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Inspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Island Green . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Laurel Grove . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Legend Creek . . . . . . . . . . 23 Magnolia Bay . . . . . . . . . . 25 Prestwick Place . . . . . . . . . 29 St. Andrews Drive . . . . . . . 32 The Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . 33 Troon Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Turnberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tuscana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Villa Lago . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Commercial Listings The Village of Baytowne Wharf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 91
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BAYSIDE Village LAKESIDE BAyside Lakeside VILLAGE Burnt BURNTPine PINE
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BEACHFRONT Sandestin’s beachfront towers create a recognizable skyline along the snow-white beaches of the Emerald Coast. Both Beachside I and II offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with balconies overlooking the beach and private beachfront pools. Down the beach, Westwinds boasts an expansive and tropical pool deck, complete with a cascading waterfall and a dedicated beach area, making it one of Florida’s most popular vacation rental destinations. Between Beachside and Westwinds sit the three, teal-roofed Southwinds towers, the area’s most desirable, non-rental, beachfront condominiums. These exclusive high-rise villas range from two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts. Amenities include private pools and personal beach setups on a quiet, uncrowded, dedicated stretch of beach.
BeachFRONT Listings Westwinds 4749 Westwinds Dr.............1,090 SQ FT.......2 BR......2 BA...... $584,900 Beautiful east facing views of the Gulf of Mexico from this fully furnished, rental-ready condo. Special features include recently upgraded granite countertops in the kitchen, a spacious master suite and private balcony. 4756 Westwinds Dr................885 SQ FT.......1 BR......1 BA...... $419,500 With warm breezes and sunny views of the beach, all you need are your flip flops to totally enjoy this seventh floor beachfront condo with Eastern views. Completely furnished and rental-ready property, just waiting for you to enjoy!
Southwinds i, ii & iii 4411 Southwinds Dr...........2,056 SQ FT.......3 BR......3 BA...... $924,900 Own a piece of paradise in this 4th floorobeachfront condo with southeast S ld views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Spacious, open floor plan great for entertaining.
4603 Southwinds Dr...........2,032 SQ FT.......2 BR.. 2/1 BA...... $835,000 Enjoy breathtaking sunset views over the gulf in this beautifully furnished, two-story condo. The unique floor plan offers a large open kitchen, family room, formal dining area and direct access to the pool deck from the first floor bedrooms. This gated, Gulf-front community is rental restricted. 4604 Southwinds Dr...........2,139 SQ FT.......3 BR......3 BA...... $949,000 Southwinds III, the newest of the Southwinds buildings and a premier beach front property, is perfect for full time living or as a 2nd home. The one-of-a-kind E plan with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths offers ease for entertaining and an open floor plan with fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico. 4644 Southwinds Dr...........2,074 SQ FT.......3 BR......3 BA... $1,100,000 Located on the 16th floor of the luxurious Southwinds III building, this fully furnished condo has spectacular views of the Gulf and sugar white beaches below. Spacious open floor plan includes large kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry, Master suite has spa-like bath, walk-in closet and balcony. Owners enjoy the numerous amenities of the building, as well as the unlimited activities that can be enjoyed as part of the resort. 4648 Southwinds Dr...........1,975 SQ FT.......3 BR......3 BA...... $995,000 Located in the newest of the Southwinds buildings, this desirable ‘’H’’ floor plan on the 17th floor has spectacular views of the Gulf from the living room and two Gulf-front bedrooms. Beautiful oak floors in the living area allow for that easy beachside living.
Beachside i & ii Southwinds i, ii & iii
4030 Beachside One Dr.....1,575 SQ FT.......3 BR......2 BA...... $835,000 Enjoy the breathtaking views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico from the spacious balcony, living room, dining room, master bedroom and beautifully renovated gourmet kitchen. The main balcony is oversized and could be considered your outdoor living and dining area while the master bedroom has additional Romeo & Juliet balcony perfect for watching sunsets. 4114 Beachside One Dr.....1,200 SQ FT.......2 BR......2 BA...... $496,000 Spectacular Views! Great open floor plan d a lot of windows to soak in the Solwith views of the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This condo has been recently remodeled.
ld BR......1 BA...... $349,000 4215 Beachside Two Dr........854 SQ SoFT.......1 4260 Beachside Two Dr.....1,141 SQ FT.......2 BR......2 BA...... $529,000 Beautiful southwestern views from this 6th floor Beachside II condo. It’s offered fully furnished and rental ready. 4343 Beachside Two Dr........925 SQ FT.......1 BR......1 BA...... $399,000 Stunning views from the 14th floor — on clear days you can see all the way down the coastline to Panama City! Quality is evident throughout in this totally renovated condo: crown molding, new baseboards, 20’’ tile, granite countertops, new furnishings and mattress, flat screen televisions and more. Enjoy the private balcony with ceramic tile and hightop table and chairs to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view of the sandy white beaches and emerald green waters.
Beachside i & ii
4349 Beachside Two Dr.....1,140 SQ FT.......2 BR......2 BA...... $699,000 This wraparound view property has unobstructed views to the east, west and south. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from your balcony, one of the few places on the earth this is possible!
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Beachside The Beachside neighborhoods at Sandestin are just a flip-flop stroll away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, with streets and walkways meandering around picturesque lakes where families feed ducks, watch for turtles and enjoy backyard fishing. Kids of all ages can hone their putting skills on the miniature golf course or shoot a game of hoops at the basketball court! Everything on the beachside is just a short walk, bicycle ride or golf cart adventure through the underground tunnel to fun, food and shopping at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, the Marina, the Tennis Complex and so much more! The Beachside area includes spacious accommodations and quiet settings. There is a wonderful mix of townhomes, condominiums and custom homes set amidst serene lakes and lush golf course fairways. Choose your ideal location among Beachwalk townhomes, Tivoli townhomes, low-rise Tivoli and Pine Ridge condominiums, or the high-rise Luau Towers. All of these are popular vacation rental destinations. Or, if you prefer a non-rental or rental-restricted property, Tivoli Ridge homes, the exclusive gated single-family homes of Island Estates, or the amenity-filled One Beach Club Drive private condominium tower, may be perfect for you.
One Beach Club Drive 601 One Beach Club Dr�������������������������2,160 SQ FT 3 BR............................. 3 BA����������������������������$879,000 This exquisite 6th floor end unit is located on the building’s east end boasting stunning views of the beach, Gulf, bay, golf courses, the resort and the private OBCD pool. Its many ‘’penthouse features’’ include a built-in wet bar, a spacious kitchen with stainless appliances, rich cabinetry, granite counters, and a built-in desk.
601 One Beach Club Dr
803 One Beach Club Dr
803 One Beach Club Dr�������������������������2,080 SQ FT 3 BR............................. 3 BA............................$879,000 With spectacular Gulf, bay or resort views from every room of this 8th floor condominium beautifully furnished by Sugar Beach Interiors and come with a deeded, transferable, covered, GOLF CART PARKING SPACE! The Gulf-facing master suite opens directly onto a generous covered balcony. 1005 One Beach Club Dr����������������������1,591 SQ FT 3 BR............................. 3 BA............................ $684,000 With spectacular west-facing views, this condo was redesigned pre-construction to create an open floor plan perfect for entertaining and beach living. Enjoy the Gulf views from the kitchen, living/dining areas and two bedrooms with an oversized balcony.
1005 One Beach Club Dr
1204 One Beach Club Dr
1204 One Beach Club Dr����������������������2,080 SQ FT 3 BR............................. 3 BA............................ $899,000 Spectacular Gulf and bay views from every room and an abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders. Beautiful travertine flooring creates a seamless flow from one living area to another. The large kitchen has rich wood cabinets and granite counter tops. The Gulffacing master suite and living area open directly onto a generous covered balcony. 1405 One Beach Club Dr����������������������1,591 SQ FT 2 BR.......................... 2/1 BA............................ $689,000 Located on the beach side of Sandestin, this spacious condo with a large master suite and a second junior master is situated on the 14th floor of one of the Emerald Coast’s most exclusive non-rental high rises. Wood floors, travertine floors, granite counter tops, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors are just a few of its features.
1405 One Beach Club Dr
1406 One Beach Club Dr
1406 One Beach Club Dr����������������������2,347 SQ FT 4 BR............................. 4 BA.........................$1,089,000 This stunning, west-end condo in Sandestin’s premier non-rental high-rise conveys with a deeded, covered golf cart space. Boasts spectacular views and all the luxurous amenities and privileges of a One Beach Club owner. 1603 One Beach Club Dr����������������������2,082 SQ FT 3 BR............................. 3 BA............................ $799,000 This spacious 16th floor condominium has floor to ceiling windows and sliders showcasing spectacular views of the Gulf, the bay and the resort. The large, Gulf-facing master suite opens directly onto a generous covered balcony. Two spacious, ensuite guest rooms open onto the rear covered balcony and have incredible bay and resort views.
1603 One Beach Club Dr
1604 One Beach Club Dr
1604 One Beach Club Dr����������������������2,080 SQ FT 3 BR............................. 3 BA����������������������������$889,000 16th floor with incredible Gulf and bay views. The warm and inviting kitchen has beautiful granite counters, black appliances, italian porcelan flooring, and a nice breakfast bar opening up into the great room.
Luau i & ii 6212 Luau I..............................385 SQ FT....... 0 BR.......1 BA.............$119,000 This 2nd floor studio makes the perfect weekend getaway or rental condo. Luau is conveniently located a short stroll from the beach and features a wonderful pool area with swim under waterfall, hot tub and tikki bar. 6306 Luau I..............................469SSQ d 0 BR.......1 BA.............$129,000 olFT....... 6505 Luau I..............................469 SQ FT....... 0 BR.......1 BA.............$150,000 This fifth floor condo offers everything you need for a perfect vacation getaway. It is beautifully furnished, fully equipped and rental ready.
Luau I & II
7205 Luau I..............................469 SQ FT....... 0 BR.......1 BA.............$175,000 Breathtaking Gulf views from this 12th floor Luau condo. This is a larger studio with kitchenette that includes microwave and compact refrigerator. The unit has been freshly painted throughout and features handicap access. 7506 Luau I..............................708 SQ FT....... 1 BR.......1 BA.............$279,900 actbeen on rental and Like new, this 15th floor west facing condo trnever Conhas it shows. Enjoy fabulous 180Udegrees from the Gulf of Mexico to nderviews Choctawhatchee Bay, including the Sandestin Marina, from your private balcony. 7706 Luau I..............................708 SQ FT....... 1 BR.......1 BA.............$285,000 17th floor west facing condo with breathtaking views from Choctawhatchee Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.. 7201/7203 Luau I.................1,204 SQ FT....... 2 BR.......2 BA.............$450,000 Stunning Southeast views. Features a lock-off floor plan offering flexible rental options as a 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom and as a studio to maximize your potential rental income.
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5208 Beachwalk Dr
7709/7711 Luau I.................1,164 SQ FT....... 2 BR....2/1 BA.............$386,900 Panoramic views from the 17th floor! Large floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to soak in the views from beach bay. This is a two bedroom but d to as Soleither can be used in a different configuration, a separate studio with a king sized bed, sofa sleeper and kitchenette and a full sized one bedroom; or enjoy the entire space as a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom. 6331/6333 Luau II................1,204 SQ FT....... 2 BR.......2 BA.............$384,900 Views of the Gulf of Mexico can be enjoyed from cthet spacious wraparound ntrayou o C oversized terrace. The lock-off floor plan allows to utilize it as a 2 bedroom, r e d or 1 bedroom and a studio U tonincrease your rental opportunities.
Beachwalk Townhomes 5232 Tivoli By the Sea
5254 Tivoli By The Sea
5106 Beachwalk Pl.............1,300 SQ FT....... 2 BR....2/1 BA.............$384,900 Home offers tile throughout living areas for easy care, and kitchen and baths have been updated. Property is fully furnished and rental ready and includes new bedroom furnishings. 5208 Beachwalk Dr.............1,300 SQ FT....... 2 BR....2/1 BA.............$385,000 Beautifully updated townhome located at the end of a cul-de-sac. This townhome backs up to the peaceful lake.
Tivoli 5232 Tivoli By the Sea......1,369 SQ FT....... 2 BR.......2 BA.............$349,000 Enjoy relaxing views from this ground level condo that offers panoramic views of the Baytowne golf course and conveniently located a short stroll to the beach and neighborhood pool. Open floor plan designed for a vacation retreat or primary residence with a private reading nook, courtyard off the kitchen, and sleeping niche with twin bed. 5273 Tivoli By The Sea
5282 Tivoli By The Sea
5254 Tivoli By The Sea.......1,947 SQ FT....... 3 BR.......3 BA.............$595,000 Open floor plan, updated gourmet kitchen, beautifully furnished and decorated. 5273 Tivoli By The Sea.......2,380 SQ FT....... 4 BR....3/1 BA.............$499,000 act open floor plan and tarspacious, Two-story condo on the golf course offering n o C er high vaulted ceilings. Beautifully and decorated. Undfurnished 5282 Tivoli By The Sea........2100 SQ FT....... 3 BR.......3 BA.............$539,000 This large open floor plan has lots of windows with transoms above to let in the natural light of the Florida sun. Fully furnished with elegant dĂŠcor and 18 inch neutral tile throughout the entry, living area, kitchen, dining room and even extended to the screened-in patio.
5424 Tivoli Terrace
5424 Tivoli Terrace............2066 Sq Ft....... 3 BR....3/5 BA............ $574,900 Beachside living at its best! This spacious 2-story townhome has desirable features like an oversized 2-car garage, extra storage closets, two screened in patios, a large open patio garden, and a 1st & 2nd floor master bedroom! Beautifully furnished & decorated with modern dĂŠcor. Great views of the 14th fairway of Baytowne Golf Course and lake.
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The Village of Baytowne Wharf The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for everyone visiting, living or working along the Emerald Coast. This vibrant wharf-side village with charming shops and boutiques, has award-winning restaurants, exciting nightlife and attractions for kids of all ages. The Village of Baytowne Wharf has a long list of special events, ranging from firework displays, holiday parades, festivals, and live music and street performances. From a residential perspective, The Village of Baytowne Wharf encompasses several ownership opportunities. The Gateway residences, made up of Observation Point North and South, Pilot House and Market Street Inn, are the entrance to the Village. These condominiums offer a variety of views: the Events Plaza, the amenities terrace with its negative-edge pool, and landscaped gardens. Owners enjoy access to the Founderâ€™s Club, a 5th floor gathering area with a pool table, big screen television and a balcony overlooking the Events Plaza. Le Jardin is a collection of three-story townhomes, designed to resemble a small community in the New Orleans Garden District, with lush landscaping and fountains centered within a gated courtyard, steps to the Choctawhatchee Bay and the boutiques, eateries and activities at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. These owners also enjoy Founderâ€™s Club access. Situated a short stroll from the vibrant Village and surrounding the grand lawn you will find The Grand Sandestin, Lasata, Bahia and Elation. Maritime travelers commonly refer to The Grand Sandestin as the lighthouse of Sandestin. This flagship building serves as the main check-in for Bayside guests and is in close proximity to the Baytowne Conference Center, making it a popular area for those participating in our rental program. These four condominium buildings share a large resort-style pool and beautiful gardens, a popular venue for weddings and private events. Owners here have access to the private bayfront Solstice Club.
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THE VILLAGE OF BAYTOWNE WHARF LISTINGS Bahia
9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4014/4016....1,304 SQ FT.... 2 BR....3 BA... $339,000 9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4109................. 818 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $172,500 9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4123................. 745trac SQ FT. t ... 1 BR....1 BA... $169,000 Under Con 9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4327................. 520 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $162,900 9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4305................. 444 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA...$139,900 9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4427................. 520 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $151,000 9700 Grand Sandestin Blvd #4523................. 745 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $239,000
9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5101/5103....1,274 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $339,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5108................. 772 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $229,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5205................. 785 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $219,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5220................. 445 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $139,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5306................. 832 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $275,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5310/5312....1,306 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $339,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5411................. 445 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $125,000 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5420................. 445 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $136,900 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5506................. 832 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $219,900 9800 Grand Sandestin Blvd #5618.................Sold 445 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $122,500
Grand Sandestin Grand Sandestin
9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2200..............1,111 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $289,000 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2305................. 408 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $160,000 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2325................. 793 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $209,000 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2412/2414....... 863 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $234,000 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2426................. 863 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $231,000 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2505................. 408 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $129,900 9500 Grand Sandestin Blvd #2507................. 408 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $139,500
Market Street Inn
9600 Grand Sandestin Blvd #3018/3020....1,392 SQ FT.... 2 BR....3 BA... $349,900 9600 Grand Sandestin Blvd #3028................. 488 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $144,900 9600 Grand Sandestin Blvd #3219..............1,110 SQ FT.... 2 BR.....2BA... $299,000 9600 Grand Sandestin Blvd #3414..............1,848 SQ FT.... 3 BR....3 BA... $659,000 9600 Grand Sandestin Blvd #3505................. 396 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $124,000 9600 Grand Sandestin Blvd #3515................. 836 SQ FT.... 1 BR....2 BA... $219,000
Market Street Inn 9200 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #248................1,023 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $279,900 9200 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #342................... 349 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $134,900 9200 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #545/547........1,128 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $359,900 9200 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #548................1,278 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $299,000
Observation Point 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #261................... 716 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $219,000 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #350................1,023 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA.......... CALL Observation Point
9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #354/356........1,128 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $389,000 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #457................... 695 SQ FT.... 1 BR....1 BA... $270,000
9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #125................... 349 SQ FT.... 0 BR....1 BA... $159,000 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #315/317........1,128 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $279,900 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #333/335........1,049 SQ FT.... 2 BR....2 BA... $260,000 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd #507/509........1,413 SQ FT.... 3 BR....3 BA... $275,000
BaySide As you enter Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on the bayside, you emerge from the verdant canopy of trees and colorful landscaping to a breathtaking view of the Choctawhatchee Bay, Horseshoe Bayou and the Baytowne Marina in the distance. Approaching the heart of the historic district gathering area, you will find the Sandestin Health Club, The Links Golf Shop and Another Broken Egg Café conveniently located near the first tee of The Links golf course. This historic area is suffused with the years of memories that have been made here, as it was the first area of development on the resort. This combination of bay, bayou, nature preserves, marina and golf course is a rare gift. You will surrender to a slower, more tranquil pace of life as you watch the sunset on the bay from the 9th tee of The Links. You can observe others fishing from
the banks of one of the many lakes or relaxing and enjoying the views from their porches, or golfing and walking along the shores of the bay. Meander through the neighborhoods of cottages, townhomes, condos and single-family homes scattered about, and enjoy the peaceful ambience within this quaint setting. With the architectural diversity, a most desirable location and an affordable price range, there is something to suit all tastes.
Bayou I & II 601 Bayou Dr.......................1,650 SQ FT..........3 BR......... 3 BA............ $255,000 Great opportunity to purchase an affordable, fully furnished condo with great views in a great location.
601 Bayou Dr
648 Bayou Dr
648 Bayou Dr.......................1,218 SQ FT..........2 BR......... 2 BA............ $299,000 This condo has been completely and professionally renovated in 2013 including ract fixtures, hot water heater, new appliances, cabinets, granite countertops, Conthardware, nderceilings, A/C unit, refinished walls, U refinished tile flooring, bathroom fixtures and toilets. You name it, it’s new! 655 Bayou Dr.......................1,200 SQ FT..........2 BR......... 2 BA............ $314,900 Located on the big lake with fountain, updated flooring, kitchen and baths. Includes a golf cart and is fully furnished.
Cove on the Bay 157 Cove Dr
196 Cove Dr
157 Cove Dr.........................3,100 SQ FT..........4 BR......4/1 BA............ $515,000 The open floor plan on the first floor and the granite countertops, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, hardwoodEfloors andGstorage galore add to the appeal P NDIN of this gem. Each bedroom features a bath en suite, with granite countertops and excellent closet space. 196 Cove Dr..........................1464 SqFt..........3 BR......... 3 BA............ $349,000 Six-seater Golf Cart included in price! This cute cottage on Sandestin’s Links Golf Course is nestled among tall pines and mature landscaping. Excellent views down the 8th fairway and of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Home is being offered furnished.
173 Cove Dr
173 Cove Dr........................1,387 SQ FT..........3 BR......... 3 BA............ $385,000 A private dock, bay views and detached garage – this cottage has it all! Delight in fishing from your private dock or lounging on your screened balcony while enjoying peaceful views of the Choctawhatchee Bay and Links Golf Course. And with a family solarium, indoors meets outdoors in the truly charming home.
Fairways 231 Audubon Dr..................1,200 SQ FT..........2 BR........2 BA............. $275,000 This charming single-story detached S cottage oldon The Links Golf course is a versatile layout. The home is fully furnished and offers additional storage
Grand Harbour 231 Audubon Dr
841 Grand Harbour Dr
841 Grand Harbour Dr.......2,068 SQ FT..........3 BR........3 BA............. $489,000 As you walk in, you enter the two story foyer that leads to the open kitchen and living area with french doors to the screened patio where you can enjoy the beautiful golf course view. On the second floor a bright and spacious master bedroom hosts a private balcony looking out onto the golf course with water views. 842 Grand Harbour Dr.......1,988 SQ FT..........3 BR........3 BA............. $585,000 This fully furnished home boasts a two-story foyer, an open dining and living room, which includes a fireplace, a remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and tiled floor. The living and dining area boast hardwood flooring and lead to a screened porch which has been tiled and offers incredible views.
842 Grand Harbour Dr
860 Grand Harbour Dr
860 Grand Harbour Dr.......2,068 SQ FT..........3 BR........3 BA............. $499,000 Enjoy panoramic bay, lake and golf course views from this two-story townhome with a floor plan designed for beach living. Open living area with screened porch showcase the amazing views and create the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the resort!
Harbour Point 915 Harbour Point Ln
915 Harbour Point Ln........1,040 SQ FT..........2 BR........2 BA............. $229,000 No carpet in entire property, living, dining, kitchen and baths are tiled and bedrooms oldcrown molding and updated kitchen feature bamboo flooring. Property alsoSoffers and baths. The split bedroom floorplan allows for maximum privacy.
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L’Atrium 334 L’Atrium Cir..................1,629 SQ FT............3 BR.............2 BA............. $335,900 This one level, carefully maintained home has it all: a wood burning fireplace, screenedin porch, surround sound, attached garage and generous storage space. Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of L’Atrium, it is near The Links golf course and Sandestin Owner’s Association pool but far from traffic and hustle and bustle of life. 334 Latrium Lane
402 Linkside Lane
Linkside 402 Linkside Ln...................1,168 SQ FT............2 BR.............2 BA............. $259,900 Well-maintained home with tile floors throughout to be sold fully furnished. Large enough for a primary residence, or could be used as second home or rental property.
Players Club 7 Players Club Cir...............1,116 SQ FT............2 BR.............2 BA............. $305,000 7 Players Club Circle
19 Players Club Circle
Rare, second floor unit facing the bay with large terrace. This unit has beautiful bay views from oversized balcony, living room and master bedroom. Owners have updated many of the major items in recent years, including HVAC and water heater, washer/ dryer, cabinets and most appliances. 18 Players Club Cir.............1,100 SQ FT............2 BR.............2 BA............. $239,000 Gorgeous views can be enjoyed of the Choctawhatchee Bay and The Links golf course. Open floor plan with tile flooring throughout living area. 19 Players Club Cir.............1,112 SQ FT............2 BR.............2 BA............. $275,000
18 Players Club Circle
Fourth floor panoramic view across r Contr Bay. This spacious floor plan has deChoctawhatchee
a wonderful living area and an updated kitchen, new sofa and loveseat in living room.
Sandpiper 720 Sandpiper Dr...............2,250 SQ FT............4 BR.............3 BA............. $449,000 Luxuriously renovated lakefront home with bonus bunkroom offers a bright and airy floor plan with expansive bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen. Relax on your private master bedroom balcony with views of the lake as well as The Links golf course. 735 Sandpiper Dr...............1,755 SQ FT............3 BR.............3 BA............. $334,000 720 Sandpiper Drive
This coastal cottage offers a bonus bunk room providing ample room for family and friends. Need storage space? This charming home has an outdoor storage closet, perfect for bikes and beach toys, as well as multiple hall closets and two full walk-in closets.
Vantage Pointe 55 Vantage Pt.................. 2,300 SQ FT........... 3 BR........ 3/1 BA............ $444,900 Beautifully furnished townhome with views of the Choctawhatchee Bay and The 735 Sandpiper Drive
55 Vantage Point
Links golf course. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, screened in porch with sun deck off the master bedroom and attached garage.
LeCiel 6170 LeCiel..............................703 SQ FT................. 1. BR……1 BA......... $110,000 Marvel at the fantastic coastline of Florida while enjoying condominium living at LeCiel at Sandestin from this oversized unit. LeCiel is also conveniently located steps away from the Linkside Conference Center, The Links Golf Club, the Spa Sandestin, the Sandestin Fitness Center and its very own spacious pool and pool deck. 6170 Leciel
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LakeSide Lakeside is off the beaten path in Sandestin, offering peaceful quiet living. Communities located within Lakeside are a combination of quaint coastal cottages and condos, or Mediterranean-inspired homes and townhomes where you will find the ultimate in golf course or lakeside living. Much of Lakeside is comprised of single-family homes on tree-lined streets, overlooking velvet green fairways and tranquil lakes. There is new construction taking place at Genoa and Villa Lago. Island Green is a secluded private neighborhood with established residences and beautiful views of the golf course from every angle. Laurel Grove is just simply one of the prettiest neighborhoods anywhere on the resort with its charming cottages and inviting porches. Whether you are a full-time, second-home or vacation property owner, Lakeside presents a great opportunity to join the Sandestin Resort community and is just a short golf cart drive from all the amenities and activities the resort has to offer. Lakeside is a unique and quintessential area which appeals to the heart, mind, body and soul. Welcome home!
8004 Legend Creek Dr�������������������������������������������������������������������������������1,817 SQ FT 2 BR............................................................ 2 BA�������������������������������������������������$510,000 Comfort and efficiency, has a private gated entryway, large great room adjacent to a very spacious kitchen and extended storage area within the garage; the media room could also be used as a third bedroom. Many areas of this home have been renovated and expanded since first construction.
8004 Legend Creek Dr
Anchorage 8696 Anchorage Dr..... 2,425 SQ FT........4 BR.................4 BA�������$795,000 Enjoy panoramic bay views from this luxury bayfront condo at The Anchorage, a private yachting community. Offered furnished as viewed.
2463 Bungalo Ln
8696 Anchorage Dr
2467 Bungalo Ln
Bungalos 2463 Bungalo Ln........1,500 SQ FT.......3 BR................ 2 BA������$389,900 This is an immaculate Florida cottage located in the Bungalos. Never rented! Offered furnished, ready to go. 2467 Bungalo Ln........1,500 SQ FT.......3 BR................ 2 BA������$399,900 This adorable, single-story Bungalos cottage has one of the best front porches around and is sold fully furnished. The living, dining and kitchen are an open floor plan with 10-foot ceilings. The kitchen will warm any chef’s heart with GE appliances and granite countertops, with a full-size laundry room adjacent.
Crystal Lake 2048 Crystal Lake...............1,769 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........2 BA���������$427,900 Enjoy a private screened-in porch directly off the master bedroom as well as a private screened-in porch off the living room. Kitchen features large island as well as a pantry and is wide open to the tiled living and dining area. 2070 Crystal Lake...............2,494 SQ FT......... 4 BR.......3/1 BA���������$599,000 Nestled in a grove of mature oak trees, this Southern Florida cottage with large t room has a wall of cliving backyard enjoys the long view of the serene The tra Conlake. Under windows to take in the beautiful view of the trees and waterfront, and there is a two-story vaulted ceiling over the dining room making an open and airy feeling. 2048 Crystal Lake
2086 Olde Towne Ave........2,202s SQoFT......... ld 3 BR.......3/1 BA���������$650,000 2096 Olde Towne Ave........1,700 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA���������$429,000 The home features a large living area with fireplace and a fully equiped kitchen with granite counters and tumbled marble backsplash. The first floor offers a master suite with access to the screened wraparound porch and a guest bedroom and bath.
Crystal Cove 2314 Crystal Cove Pl.............881 SQ FT......... 1 BR..........1 BA���������$160,000 old
2070 Crystal Lake
2317 Crystal Cove Pl..........1,180 SQ FT......... 2 BR..........2 BA���������$195,000 This bright and sunny condo offers ceramic tile and crown molding through living area, with carpeted bedrooms. KitchenCboasts breakfast act bar, custom cabinetry ontr der Unliving and opens up to dining and areas. Large private spacious balcony is accessible from living areas and master bedroom and offers serene creek views.
Genoa 1610 San Giovanni Dr........3,046 SQ FT......... 4 BR..........4 BA���������$799,000 The spacious and open first floor master suite is both pleasing and relaxing. Beautiful flooring throughout the home features stone in the living areas and hardwood in the bedrooms.
2096 Old Towne Ave
2317 Crystal Cove
8111 Inspiration Dr............2,440 SQ FT......... 4 BR.......3/1 BA���������$698,000 The first floor of the home features a master bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen with marble counters and stainless steel appliances, large dining and living area, a side screened porch with grill and a large back screened porch for relaxing. The second floor offers an equally luxurious second master suite, guest bedroom and children’s bunk room.
Island Green 1512 Island Green Dr.........3,563 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........4 BA���������$985,000 Beautiful custom home on the 2nd hole of the Raven Golf Course. This home features 20 ft. ceilings in the great room, two fireplaces, solid granite countertops, stone floors, crown molding and tray ceilings. The home is being offered fully and professionally furnished.
1610 San Giovanni
1298 Laurel Way...................1668 SQ FT.......... 3BR..........3 BA���������$469,000 Furnished two-story home located on a large corner lot with lots of grass area. First floor master. Limestone floors on the ground floor, living and kitchen area, granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, cultured marble bathtub, double sinks in master bath and a GE stainless steel appliance package in the kitchen.
Legend Creek 8020 Legend Creek Dr.......1,688 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........2 BA���������$539,000 This beautiful home is nestled along the 5th fairway of the Baytowne Golf Course. Enjoy beautiful granite counters in the kitchen and plenty of cabinet sold space for extra storage. The 2 car garage is oversized to fit your golf cart. The large screened in porch is perfect for entertaining. 3rd room could be converted into a den or bedroom. Great open floor plan!
Magnolia Bay 8593 Magnolia Bay Ln.......1,977 SQ FT......... 3 BR...... 3/1 BA���������$515,000
1298 Laurel Way
8618 Magnolia Bay
8618 Magnolia Bay Ln.......1,476 SQ FT......... 2 BR.......2/1 BA���������$399,900 Furnished luxury townhome featuring stone flooring, granite counter tops, a single car garage.
1333 ravens run
1333 Ravens Run E�������������������������������������������2,279 SQ FT 3 BR................................ 3/1 BA�������������������������������$565,000 Charming Florida-style cottage with a one car garage located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and backs up to the Raven Golf Course.
8563 Turnberry Ct������������������������������������������������1,815 SQ FT 3 BR..................................... 3 BA���������������������������������$439,000 .Includes a detached garage! Second story, flat condo with a large screened-in patio. Offered furnished.
1157 troon dr
1157 Troon Dr����������������������������������������������������2,963 SQ FT 3 BR................................ 2/1 BA�������������������������������$764,900 Immaculate home located on the 18th hole of The Raven championship golf course. This is a beautiful custom-built Dougherty and Chavez home with a large circular drive perfect for entertaining.
8529 Turnberry Ct��������������������������������������������������2,009 SQ FT 3 BR..................................... 3 BA���������������������������������� $529,000 This charming single story home with 2 car garage is surrounded by water and overlooks the 9th hole of Baytowne Golf Course. Enjoy beautiful views from this spacious floor plan designed for resort living. Renovated in 2005 and offered furnished.
Prestwick 1120 Prestwick Pl................1,992 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA���������$525,000 Large open floor plan with screened in porch. Private master suite on second floor with balcony overlooking the Baytowne Golf Course and lake. 1122 Prestwick Pl................1,992 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA���������$549,000 This Prestwick home has a very open, livable floor plan. The interior has been completely updated. A large balcony upstairs gives views of the golf course and lake but with enough tree cover to afford a bit of privacy. 1120 Prestwick
1123 Prestwick....................1,632 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA���������$475,000 Open floor plan with living room, dining room and kitchen leading, through double French doors, to large screened porch. Private area off screened porch for grilling or relaxing and enjoying golf course views of the 9th fairway at Baytowne golf course.
Troon 1176 Troon Dr.......................2,505 SQ FT......... 3 BR.......2/1 BA���������$639,000 Live the good life in this updated, well-maintained Mediterranean-style home in the Troon Drive neighborhood, just steps from the Baytowne/Raven Golf Club. A 2011 NEV street legal golf cart is included in your purchase of this home. A split floor plan all on one level; interior was completely repainted. 1122 Prestwick
Baypine Villas 8852 Baypine........................1,664 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA ��������$479,000 Charming Florida cottage in the popular Baypines neighborhood located near the pool, tennis courts and Marina. 8873 Baypine........................1,702 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA���������$514,000 The living and dining areas have hardwood flooring and both open on to a huge screened wraparound porch. There are two bedrooms on the first floor including a Master suite with granite vanity and two sinks and a guest bedroom and bath.
Turnberry 1123 Prestwick
1176 Troon Dr
8522 Turnberry Ct...............2,050 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........3 BA���������$459,000 First floor, flat. Furnished. Features hardwood flooring and beautiful chef’s kitchen. Relax outdoors on your private, screened in terrace overlooking the serene lake and lush landscaping. 8530 Turnberry Ct...............1,771 SQ FT......... 3 BR.......2/1 BA���������$345,900 This spacious fully furnished townhome is located on the 9th hole of the Baytowne golf course. Just steps from the The Village of Baytowne Wharf and within walking distance to the marina and tennis club.
8537 Turnberry Ct...............1,771 SQ FT......... 3 BR.......2/1 BA���������$375,000 Beautiful condo within walking distance of Sandestin’s golf courses, tennis center, 96 slip marina, and all of the shopping and restaurants in The Village of Baytowne Wharf. You are also just a short golf cart ride to even more shopping, restaurants and a state-of-the-art movie theatre in Grand Boulevard. 8569 Turnberry Ct...............1,662 SQ FT......... 2 BR.......2/1 BA���������$314,900 Spacious two-story condo featuring golf course views and an open floor plan that is great for a large family or entertaining. It is fully furnished and has never been on the rental program.
Villa Lago 1926 Baytowne Loop.........2,151 SQ FT......... 3 BR.......3/1 BA���������$609,900 Villa Lago is the newest single family neighborhood located act within the gates of ontr er CResort the exclusive Sandestin Golf and and within walking distances of The dBeach Un Village of Baytowne Wharf. Amenities include an exclusive clubhouse and pool. 8522 Turnberry
1854 Boardwalk Dr.............2,256 SQ FT......... 4 BR..........4 BA���������$489,000 Great golf course home located on the 5th hole par 5 of The Baytowne golf act located within the course. Villa Lago is the newestdsingle neighborhood ontr Cfamily Un er gates of the exclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and within walking distances of The Village of Baytowne Wharf. 1855 Boardwalk Dr.............2,256 SQ FT......... 4 BR..........4 BA���������$529,000 Villa Lago is the newest single family neighborhood located within the gates of old and within walking distances of The sResort the exclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Village of Baytowne Wharf. Amenities include an exclusive clubhouse and pool.
1930 Boardwalk Dr..............2056 SQ FT......... 3 BR..........4 BA���������$439,000 Villa Lago is the newest single family neighborhood t within the gates of aclocated ontr er CResort dBeach Un the exclusive Sandestin Golf and and within walking distances of The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Amenities include an exclusive clubhouse and pool.
1931 Boardwalk Dr.............2,056 SQ FT......... 4 BR..........4 BA�����������$419,000 Villa Lago is the newest single family neighborhood located within the gates of act ontr er CResort the exclusive Sandestin Golf and and within walking distances of The dBeach Un Village of Baytowne Wharf. Amenities include an exclusive clubhouse and pool.
8819 St. andrews
1932 Boardwalk Dr.............2,056 SQ FT......... 4 BR..........4 BA�����������$449,000 Villa Lago is the newest single family neighborhood located within the gates of the exclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and within walking distances of The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Amenities include an exclusive clubhouse and pool. 1940 Boardwalk Dr.............2,592 SQ FT......... 4 BR..........5 BA�����������$475,000 This beautiful home features a seldom available first floor master suite and an additional full bath on the first floor. For your cooking pleasure, the kitchen features KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a large pantry. The living room, dining area, kitchen and covered porch all enjoy views of the canal, with fish, turtles and birds for added enjoyment. Fully furnished.
Fractional Ownership 8102/B2 Inspiration Dr................. ����������������������������������������� 2,278 SQ FT 3 BR...........................................3/1 BA���������������������������������������������� $53,000 8106/C2 Inspiration Way������������������������������������������������������� 2,278 SQ FT 3 BR...........................................3/1 BA���������������������������������������������� $45,000
Homesites 1413 Baytowne Ave E���������������������������������������������������������������$190,000 1495 Island Green Dr�������������������������������������������������������������� $299,000 2099 Hideaway Cove�������������������������������������������������������������� $139,000 ntract
1815 Del Mar
1815 Del Mar Ct�����������������������������������������������������������������2,703 SQ FT 4 BR.............................................3 BA�������������������������������������� $829,000 Outdoor living at its finest in the neighborhood of Del Mar. Lush tropical landscaping, lake front and golf course views surround this custom designed and built courtyard home. Owner financing available!
8819 St. Andrews Dr���������������������������������������������������������2,002 SQ FT 3 BR................................................. 2 BA������������������������������������$550,000 This charming single story home with 2 car garage is surrounded by water and overlooks the 9th hole of Baytowne Golf Course. Enjoy beautiful views from this spacious floor plan designed for resort living. Renovated in 2005 and offered furnished.
2075 Olde Towne Ave
2075 Olde Towne Ave��������������������������������������������������������1,950 SQ FT 3 BR..........................................2/1 BA�����������������������������������������$565,000 Like new lake front home! Olde Towne in Crystal Lake is everyone’s dream community, Sandestin’s own version of Wisteria Lane, with its charming white picket fences and draping crepe myrtle lined streets.
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Burnt Pine Legend has it a Confederate blockade runner who feared losing his fortune to federal warships buried his fortune on a stark peninsula here beneath a pine tree that had been struck by lightning — a Burnt Pine. But when he returned, he found his lone burnt pine lost among dozens more trees struck during a powerful storm. Today that peninsula has a new legend and an even greater fortune. Burnt Pine is Sandestin’s premier community — the crown jewel, home to the biggest lots, the largest homes and views that encompass all the best of a championship Rees Jones golf course, the Choctawhatchee Bay and seventeen manicured lakes. Add to that the private Burnt Pine Golf Club with fine dining and a state-of-the-art fitness center, plus private security and guarded gate inside the greater Sandestin gated community, and you have the definition of fine living. Come see the best Northwest Florida has to offer — come see Burnt Pine.
3294 Burnt Pine Ln���������������������������������������������������������������3,615 SQ FT 4 BR............................................. 4 BA�������������������������������������� $1,295,000 Lovely home on a great lakefront lot inlthe exclusive private gated So dhome neighborhood of Burnt Pine. This custom was built by Sweet Homebuilders and is a wonderful place to call home.
3506 Burnt Pine Lane
3519 Burnt Pine
3564 Preserve Dr
3506 Burnt Pine Ln (Arrowhead)�������������������������������������3,688 SQ FT 4 BR.......................................... 4/1 BA�������������������������������������� $1,555,700 This golf course view home in Arrowhead Point is being offered preconstruction with your choice of three floorplans to best suit your taste. Pinehurst, the shown floorplan, is 4 BR/4.5 BA, 3,688 sq. ft. HVAC, 1,199 sq. ft. porch and lanai for $1,555,700. Greenside is 4 BR/4 BA, 4,314 sq. ft. HVAC, 1,589 sq. ft. porch & lanai for $1,670,260. Oakmont is 4 BR/5 BA, 4,629 sq. ft. HVAC, 1,648 sq. ft. porch and lanai for $1,744,510. Each home offers a three-car garage, open great room and kitchen, summer kitchen, spacious downstairs master bedroom with double walk-in closets leading into master bath with his and hers vanities, study, loft and enclosed salt water pool with water feature. 3519 Burnt Pine Ln (Arrowhead)�������������������������������������3,688 SQ FT 4 BR.......................................... 4/1 BA�������������������������������������� $1,277,700 Overlooking the fairways of the 7th hole of the Raven, this home in Arrowhead Point is being offered pre-construction with your choice of two floorplans to choose from to best suit your taste. Pinehurst, the shown floorplan, is 4 BR/4.5 BA, 3,688 sq. ft. HVAC, 1199 sq. ft. porch & lanai for $1,277,700. Woodcrest is two stories, 3 BR/4 BA, 3,294 sq. ft. HVAC, 999 sq. ft. porch and lanai for $1,161,400. Both homes offer a three-car garage, open great room and kitchen, summer kitchen, spacious first level master bedroom with double walk-in closets leading into master bath with his and hers vanities, rear study and enclosed salt water pool with water feature. 3564 Preserve Dr������������������������������������������������������������������� 2,765 Sq Ft. 3BR................................................. 3BA�������������������������������������������$824,000 This Italian and Southwest inspired home boasts exquisite and unique details throughout, such as an outdoor stone fireplace, solid mahogany doors, Italian porcelain tile flooring, custom fixtures and cabinetry, art niches and upgraded media wiring. The fabulous gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, tumbled stone back splash, premium stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast bar. The warm and inviting living room features 19’ ceilings, a stone fireplace and opens up to a large screened porch overlooking the peaceful Preserve. The spacious master suite features a large Jacuzzi soaking tub, his and her granite vanities, a tiled massage shower and an oversized walk-in closet.
3214 Bay Estates
3214 Bay Estates Cir�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7,881 SQ FT 7 BR......................................................................8/3 BA�������������������������������������������������������������������$3,989,900 This wonderful bay front residence is in exclusive, serene, gate-guarded Burnt Pine. While living areas are well-defined, the open floor plan allows one gracious space to unfold seamlessly into the next. Dreamy chef’s kitchen with huge center island showpiece,theatre room, and enclosed lani with outdoor kitchen are a few of the home’s endless luxurious features.
3161 Club Drive
3161 Club Drive����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3,577 SQ FT 4 BR.........................................................................4 BA�������������������������������������������������������������������$1,089,000 From the moment you approach this comfortably inviting Burnt Pine residence, you will notice the quiet sophistication and attention to detail. Spacious rooms flow easily through the inviting living, dining and master suite, each directing toward the soothing screened lanai with heated pool and restful golf course view. Stunning gourmet kitchen with furniture grade cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. There is an oversized garage with separate rear entry to golf cart parking.
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3220 Bay Estates
3220 Bay Estates��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3,270 SQ FT 3 BR......................................................................3/0 BA�������������������������������������������������������������������$1,499,000 This single-story custom-built home sits on a premier lot with 108 feet of bayfront and a dock. At this price you can easily update the current home, or build a dreamy home from the ground up! Located in the upscale gated golf community of Burnt Pine. New
3421 Ravenwood Lane
3421 Ravenwood Ln������������������������������������������������������������ 3,688 SQ FT. 4 BR..........................................4/1 BA���������������������������������������$1,495,000 This golf view home in Ravenwood is the new model home for Boswell Builders. This home offers a 3-car garage, open great room and kitchen, summer kitchen, spacious downstairs master bedroom with double walkin closets leading into master bath with his and hers vanities, study, loft, and enclosed salt water pool with water feature.
3215 BAY ESTATES
3215 Bay Estates Cir������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4,674 SQ FT. 5 BR....................................................................................................................4/2 BA������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ $2,250,000 Perhaps the best location in Sandestin. An ideal floor plan with a voluminous formal entry including soaring two-story ceilings, winding marble staircase, sun-lit living room and a gracious formal dining room. It is accommodating to even the most discerning buyer who seeks to have an abundance of amenities including private Trex dock with boat lift, 40-foot pool, oversized garage with separate boathouse bay and generous brick motor court.
3292 Burnt Pine Lane
3292 Burnt Pine Ln����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5,068 SQ FT. 4 BR...................................................................... 5 BA����������������������������������������������������������������������$1,750,000 Pristine one-owner custom sweet home has been beautifully updated by the original builder. As you enter the foyer you will be impressed with all the designer details in the formal living room and formal dining room. Boasts wet bar and views of the lanai with its shimmering pool, hot tub, outdoor cooking, bathroom with pool access and views of the lake and golf course.
BURNT PINE Listings
2991 Bay VILLAs
2991 Bay Villa Ct���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5,200 SQ FT. 5 BR...............................................................................................................4/2 BA������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $1,645,000 Located on one of the largest lots within Sandestin, this home has exceptional design and craftsmanship evident throughout. Open floor plan perfect for entertaining and family gatherings with soaring 12’ ceilings and spectacular attention to detail in every room. Sliding glass doors stack back to open the home up to the lanai. Master bedroom suite, private office and two guest suites are located on the first floor while two additional bedrooms, a game room with pool table, and media room great for a home theater are located on the second floor.
Burnt Pine Homesites
2916 Pine Valley Dr - $410,000 This is one of very few lake front lots in Burnt Pine with a view of the golf course. 2924 Sand Pine Rd - $299,000 This large Burnt Pine lot is located at the end of a cul-de-sac with low exposure to the front/ street. Sweeping views of the 7th green of Burnt Pine golf course from the rear offer privacy, low traffic and a location that is a must-see for anyone thinking of building in this exclusive gated community. 2925 Sand Pine Rd - $346,000 Seller wants an offer today! Great golf course lot at the end of a quiet secluded cul-de-sac on Sand Pine Lane in the exclusive private gated Burnt Pine Golf Club community. This lot is located between the 4th and 7th greens of the Burnt Pine Golf Club. 2990 Bay Villa Ct - $349,000 Situated on a private cul de sac with fantastic views of Burnt Pine #5, build the home of your dreams on this homesite. Close to all Sandestin Resort yet still offering a high degree of privacy. 3573 Preserve Dr - $324,000 Nice home site located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Burnt Pine with views Soofl#4dhole of the Burnt Pine golf course.
3288 Burnt Pine Ln - $560,000 When searching for the location of your future custom home, this homesite is a must see. Located on the 10th hole of the Burnt Pine golf course, this lakefront lot offers beautiful views across the lake to the golf course and is a short distance from the Burnt Pine Clubhouse. 3521 Burnt Pine Ln - $549,000 Exclusive cul-de-sac lot at Arrowhead in gated Burnt Pine. This beautiful over-sized lot on the 7th fairway of the Raven golf course is the perfect location to build your dream home. There is no build-out time, and lot ownership provides you the ability to join Burnt Pine Club, The Beach Club and Tennis Club. 3563 Preserve Dr - $239,900 Large homsite that backs up to the nature preserve, allowing you to enjoy the privacy of your own backyard without neighbors behind your home. 3572 Preserve Dr - $299,000 This is a large home site in the Preserve neighborhood in in the private gated community of Burnt Pine and is situated on the 4th hole of the Burnt Pine golf course. Do not miss this opportunity to build your dream home in paradise!
Beach To Bay & Beyond We list and sell real estate from Destin to Rosemary Beach From the Destin Bridge to Inlet Beach, Sandestin Real Estate has a track record of success built on the vision of living the good life at the beach. The real estate brokerage got its start within the resort but as our area grew, so did Sandestin Real Estateâ€™s horizons. Now as SRE, we offer buyers and sellers the opportunities they are looking for, whether a golf course home in the resort, a beach cottage along 30A, a waterfront condo, a residential land or a commercial property. Want to learn more? Call us today at 850.267.8100.
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This 26-mile stretch of the Northwest Florida coast is South Walton and encompasses 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each with unique charm and visual style â€” including Sandestin, Seascape, Miramar Beach, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and Inlet Beach. To live this lifestyle, one can choose quaint cottages, luxury beach front homes or comfortable residential family neighborhoods, each with a distinct look and feel. From east of Sandestin to Inlet Beach, there are currently almost 800 properties available for purchase. Make one of them yours.
World-famous fishing, challenging golf courses and the sugar-white sand beaches with emerald-hued waters comprise the sought-after features of Destin in Okaloosa County. With almost 900 properties currently for sale, one can find a vast range of properties with an array of features. Beachfront condos line the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Holiday Isle and the Destin Harbor ranging from The Islander and Jade East to Silver Shells and Silver Beach Towers. Resort lifestyle including tennis, golf, conference services and spa amenities are available in communities like Kelly Planation, Regatta Bay, Emerald Grand and The Palms. There are also neighborhoods that are more mature and more residential in nature like Indian Bayou and Calhoun Street. This diverse real estate market awaits you.
BEach to Bay & Beyond Listings 98 Sunset Bay #19B���������������������������������������� Miramar Beach 1,285 SQ FT................... 3 BR...............2 BA����������������� $217,500 New price reduction of $10,000! Ground level and only steps from the pool and tennis. Numerous new upgrades include granite, stainless appliances, new paint, water heater and vanity. Owner financing considered. 1003 St. Barth at Silver Shells�����������������������������Destin 2,000 SQ FT................... 3 BR...............3 BA����������������� $750,000 98 Sunset Bay
“Wow,” “amazing’’ and “unbelievable’’ are some of the words that describe this condominium. Located on the 10th floor, you will enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and the sugar-white sand shoreline. B6 St. Barth at Silver Shells���������������������������������Destin 200 SQ FT...................... 0 BR............0/1 BA������������������� $85,000 A private retreat with everything you need to enjoy the Silver Shells lifestyle. You must be an owner in the Silver Shells development to own one of these premiere properties, and they
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are for daytime use only. Cabana sold unfurnished. 1202 St. Lucia at Silver Shells������������������������������Destin 1,362 SQ FT................... 2 BR............2/0 BA����������������� $425,000
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der residence, second home or income and can be used asUanprimary producing property. 402 St. Lucia at Silver Shells������������������������������������� Destin 1,362 SQ FT................... 2 BR...............2 BA����������������� $399,850 Come see this spectacular condominium in the Silver Shells St. Lucia at SilverShells
Community. Silver Shells offers unparalleled Gulf front residential and rental capable properties located on 30 acres in the heart of Destin. T-122 St. Thomas at Silver Shells����������������������������� Destin 200 SQ FT...................... 0 BR...............1 BA������������������� $98,000 Imagine sitting in your private poolside cabana and enjoying the activity at the Lagoon pool, kids’ pool or the hot tub. You must be an owner in the Silver Shells development to own one of these premiere properties. Other similar cabanas available.
203 Old Bay Condo�����������������������������������������������Destin 1,150 SQ FT................... 2 BR...............2 BA����������������� $145,000 Old Bay Condo is located in the heart of Destin with easy access to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. This Condominium is in a low rise three-story building with six residences per floor. Beautifully furnished, rarely used and never on a rental program. Granite in the kitchen, stainless appliances, full size washer and dryer, secured and locked access to each floor and dedicated parking for Old Bay Condo owners/guests make this a great home or home away from home. Owners are
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rarely in residence. Please call for a private showing.
Silver Beach East Penthouse 101��������������������������������������� Destin 3,450 SQ FT................... 5 BR...............5 BA������������������������$1,575,000 Unique in every way best describes this wonderful two story ground floor Penthouse. Two Gulf front master bedrooms and room for all of your friends or family. Walk out of your first floor into the landscaped and manicured yard, steps away from the Gulf front swimming pool or the sugary white sand beach. For those lazy and relaxing days you can sit on your 2nd floor terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and watch as the waves gently crash on the shore. Call today for a private showing.
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704 Legion Dr�������������������������������������������������������������������������� Destin 4,680 SQ FT..........12 BR..............8 BA�����������������������������������$549,000 4 Plex townhomes located in the heart of Destin. Each unit is approximately 1,177 sq/ft and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Rental capable. 2216 The Palms of Destin����������������������������������������������������� Destin 1,150 SQ FT............2 BR..............2 BA����������������� Starting at $247,850 Multiple units available. Split bedroom floor plan with granite in the kitchen and a large west facing balcony. 2408 The Palms of Destin����������������������������������������������������� Destin 970 SQ FT...............2 BR..............2 BA����������������� Starting at $395,950 Multiple units available. Completely furnished 4th floor condominiums with a bunk room that has a its own bath.
2502 The Palms of Destin����������������������������������������������������� Destin 1,175 SQ FT............2 BR..............2 BA����������������� Starting at $249,850 Multiple units available. Fabulous lagoon pool with water falls and bridges along with play pool and splash area. Located on the 5th floor of the west tower. Split bedroom floor plan with granite in the kitchen and has two balconies. 142 Whispering Lake Drive������������������������������������ Miramar Beach 1,938 SQ FT................... 3 BR...............2 BA���������������������������$257,000 Single story home with two car garage and fenced yard located in charming neighborhood close to Hwy 393, 30-A corridor, and Gulf Place. Open floor plan with beautiful upgrades such as hardwood floors, granite counters, and sunroom.
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732 Scenic Gulf Dr��������������������������������������� Miramar Beach 977 SQ FT................... 2 BR..........2 BA������� starting at $225,000 1,304 SQ FT................ 3 BR..........2 BA������� starting at $275,000 Play-cation in your brand new Alerio unit, directly across from the beach on Scenic Gulf Dr., a.k.a. Old 98. Enjoy the most up-to-date features and fixtures, along with a fabulous pool, hot tub and splash pad for the kids. Beach access is right across the street, and you can take your street-legal golf cart to dining, shopping and entertainment up and down the beach road. Now taking reservations at pre-construction prices!
199 Carson Oaks Ln���������������������������������������������������������� SRB d SolBA�����������������������������������$349,000 1800 SQ FT.............4 BR..............3
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1048 Hwy 98E
1048 Hwy 98E #303W�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Destin 1,790 SQ FT.................................................3 BR............................................ 3 BA������������������������������������������� $725,000 This spacious floor plan offers unsurpassed views from the great room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. The third floor location offers amazing views and the ability to sit in your great room, dining room or terrace, see the white sand beach and enjoy the sounds of the waves gently lapping on the shore.
Waterfront Homesites 3535 Hwy 20�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Freeport, FL 4 acres����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $95,000 This sprawling four-acre estate-sized lot offers the perfect canvas to build your dream, whether it be a home, agricultural project or cabin retreat. This large estate offers a tranquil lake with ample space to build a dock or gazebo. Outstanding location, just minutes east of Hwy 331, close enough to the comforts, but far away enough for you to have complete privacy.
Homesites Hwy 98 & Lake Ave, Mary Esther������������������������������������������������������� $475,000 234 feet on Hwy. 98 just west of Quail Run subdivision. There is already a turn around for the east bound traffic as well as a side road for back door deliveries. LOT 1 Mack Bayou Dr, SRB������������������������������������������������������������������������� $50,000 LOT 2 Mack Bayou Dr, SRB������������������������������������������������������������������������� $50,000 LOT 3 Mack Bayou Dr, SRB����������������������������������������������������������������������� $225,000 LOT 1 Eagle Bay Landing, SRB���������������������������������������������������������������� $350,000 LOT 2 Eagle Bay Landing, SRB���������������������������������������������������������������� $350,000 LOT 3 Eagle Bay Landing, SRB���������������������������������������������������������������� $350,000 LOT 1-56 Eagle Bay Landing, SRB�������������������������������������������������������$5,000,000 201-231 Business Center Dr, Miramar Beach (Commercial)���������� $269,000 LOT 3 Tradewinds at Topsl������������������������������������������������������������������������� $66,000 LOT 5 Tradewinds at Topsl������������������������������������������������������������������������� $66,000
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BEach to Bay & Beyond Listings
41 S. Anchors Lake Drive
41 S. Anchors Lake Dr������������������������������������������������������� Santa Rosa Beach 2,700 SQ FT.......................... 3 BR................... 2/1 BA������������������������ $586,000 Fabulous lake home located in a small friendly neighborhood tucked away close to the Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club. The main living area is tiled and features a chef’s kitchen with lots of cabinetry, a huge pantry, double oven and an industrial stainless steel vent hood.
2702 Scenic Hwy 98
2702 Scenic Hwy 98�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Miramar Beach 5,400 SQ FT.........................................................7 BR........................................... 6/2 BA��������������������������������������������������$2,900,000 Seller says bring all offers! Live like royalty in the Beach Palace. No detail has been missed, no expense spared in creating this fabulous beach home. The Beach Palace will WOW you, from its exquisite Venetian plaster walls and ceilings to its unobstructed views of the beach.Better than beach-front, the home sits across the scenic roadway from one of the world’s most beautiful beaches where no structure can be built south of the road. Without the risk of being directly on the beach (and noisy beach-goers literally in your yard), you have the secure benefits of unobstructed views and direct beach access. An elevator whisks you among all three floors, and the sellers are including one year of service and maintenance at no cost. This home has never been rented.
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We are the area’s leading Long Term Rental program offering studio condos to executive estate homes. Tenants and owners choose us because we are a team of experienced real estate professionals, with the goal of delivering the highest level of customer service. Our team is result-oriented while focusing on the smallest details, assuring that our clients come back to us time and again. When you lease directly with SRE there are benefits that are exclusive to us that no other long term rental company can offer its tenants or owners.
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Tupelo Courtyard This beautifully landscaped courtyard boasts two water fountains and is reminiscent of old New Orleans with brick facades, wrought iron accessories and residential lofts above. Located directly across from Village parking and a short stroll from the more than 700 vacation/conference rentals and The Baytowne Conference Center.
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145 Tupelo Courtyard (CY-1).......................................................1,700 sq ft Large open floor plan with glass store front windows d and its own restroom. seMarlin a Direct frontage on Market Street across from Grill restaurant, this e L commercial space is ideal for either retail or food and beverage. 147 Tupelo Courtyard (CY-2).......................................................1,700 sq ft Located directly across from Baytowne Jewelers and the courtyard fountain, this space is built out with custom crown molding, large windows and French doors. Space can be subdivided.
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Fisherman’s Cove Located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Fisherman’s Cove is the main walkway between the Village Entrance past the Events Plaza and all the way to the Village Boardwalk situated between Cannery Lane and Tupelo Courtyard. High activity with people delivered right to your door step is just one of many perks. 131 Fisherman’s Cove (MS-2) ....................................................1,200 SQ FT Prime retail space situated between Rum Runners Tropical Island Grill & Piano sedwalkway though the Village. Bar and Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar on the main a e L Offers high visibility, high traffic.
Cannery Lane Located in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Cannery Lane (or Adventure Lane as the locals like to call it) is a high activity, high visibility street that is filled with fun, adventure and lots of people delivered to your door step. It is contiguous to golf cart parking and has easy access to Baytowne Marina and Sandestin Tennis. Only a few locations remaining for lease! 107 Cannery Lane (A-3).................................................................. 695 SQ FT Prime, highly visible retail location on Adventure Lane; located between American edRocks. Building sits at one of the sSushi Doll and Graffiti’s and across from Osaka Leaand ready for immediate occupancy. main pathways to the Marina. Built-out
148A Tupelo Courtyard (MS-12A)................................................445 SQ FT Beautiful space situated across from the main entrance to the Village Parking Garage, Market Street and next to LeJardin. Direct access to foot traffic from Conference Center, the Grand Sandestin; as well as the Events Plaza and charming Tupelo Courtyard. High visibility and ready for immediate occupancy. May also be combined with 148B Tupelo Courtyard to enlarge leasing space to 890 SQ FT. 148B Tupelo Courtyard (MS-12B)……….....................................445 SQ FT Efficient space with large windows, built-in cabinets and columns that flank the French door entryway. Great views of the luscious flora that is Tupelo Courtyard and 2 fountains. Ready for immediate occupancy. This space is directly behind 148A Tupelo Courtyard and may be combined to enlarge leasing space to 890 SQ FT. 148C Tupelo Courtyard (MS-12C).................................................650 sq ft Built out for retail, this space is located directly across from Marlin Grill and village parking. Perfect for your retail boutique or accessories store. sedand direct access to the lush Complete with two large storefront windows a e L Tupelo Courtyard.
Baytowne Boulevard Baytowne Blvd is the main thoroughfare entrance in and out of The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Guests and visitors are immediately greeted with options of fine dining, a Tex-Mex cantina, espresso and pasteries. They are also welcomed with beautiful residential condos, valet and shuttle services. The many possibilities beckon you to venture under the Gateway Arch, making your way into the heart of the Village, or cross the bridge over to Adventure Lane. 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Suite BA-3..............................................322 SQ FT
High visibility at intersection of entrance to The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Adventure Lane. Set up as high quality full-service banking space with ATM machine and night depository. Willing to convert to retail space.
2014 Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
1st Quarter Market Review
Real Estate Sales • Rentals • Development
director’s note Because of magazine production times, the most recent data for review is first quarter 2014. Comparatively, the first quarter of 2013 was tremendous, to say the least. It was the official turning point of our real estate market and it seemed as though people who had been waiting for the signs of an improved market all saw them at once. 2014 has started with a much more realistic market demand. Sales are still strong, prices continue to rise and product availability has stabilized at approximately ten months of inventory consistently over the past year. Of the three residential property types — condominium, single family home and townhome the average sold price per square foot is up considerably from 2012. Most notably, townhomes have shown a 25% increase over the past twenty four months and 8%
over the past twelve months alone. Condominiums are up 12% from 2012 and single-family homes are up 8%. An effect of rising prices on the volume of sales is not surprising and is necessary for a market to make a healthy and sustainable recovery. Sandestin’s most active market season is nearly here, and I’m looking forward to reporting the results to you in the upcoming issues of Sandestin Living. In the meantime, you can call SRE for the most up-to-date market data or for assistance in buying or selling … Destin | Sandestin | 30-A
Jennifer Buroker Barker Sales Operations Director
History ofSales Sales History of
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History of Sales
Several factors determine a strong real estate market. One of the first we learn of as real estate agents, and also the most universally understood, is “supply and demand.” While demand continues to increase as the public continues to become more comfortable with the real estate market nationally, supply is at an all-time low. Sandestin’s 2,400+ acres is the home of 4,632 developed or developable residential properties, and only 370 were on the market for sale as of March 31, 2014. We’ve gained momentum with a great first quarter for listing new properties, but we’re still down 11% from this time last year. With so little inventory, we are definitely experiencing a “Seller’s Market” within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
With a 28% increase in sales over the previous year totaling just over $180 million, 2013 set the bar high for 2014. That large growth in the volume of sales within the resort’s recent history is surpassed only by the 2010–2011 surge of a 38% increase. 2014 has started slower than last year. A comparison with 2013’s first quarter reveals a 29% decrease in the number of sales and a 26% decrease in the total volume. We’re anxious to see what the second quarter brings as this is typically when onresort sales begin to increase.
Sales by Area and Neighborhood
Details for all sales as reported closed by the ECAR multiple listing service during the first quarter of 2014 are listed below. This does not include any private transactions, which have been recorded in county records.
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Beachfront There are 583 condominium units and 8 townhomes lining the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Availability is low, with only 7% of these homes on the market as of March 31, 2014. Of the more notable activity is the sale of a Sandestin Beach Villas townhome, the third one to close in the past six months. Prior to these three sales, these homes had not had a sale recorded in the MLS in more than a decade.
Bayside The grande dame of Sandestin, Bayside is the northwestern-most region of the resort’s 2,400+ acres. These homes, townhomes and condominiums sit amongst long-established lakes, enjoy expansive views of the Links golf course, and many even boast a bay view. Price ranges within Bayside are among the most affordable on the resort. LeCiel, recently revamped and rejuvenated, has condominium units starting below $100,000. For under $300,000, opportunities can include two bedroom bayview condominiums, three bedroom condominiums or two bedroom single family homes.
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Burnt Pine As Sandestin’s most affluent area, Burnt Pine’s exclusivity is defined by its gated access, strict architectural guidelines and semi-private golf club. Residents enjoy spacious, custombuilt homes bordering golf courses, lakes and the Choctawhatchee Bay. Homesite pricing begins at just under $200,000 and exceeds $1,000,000 for bay frontage. Resale and preconstruction opportunities exist throughout the community with prices ranging from $900,000 to just under $4,000,000.
Sales by Area and Neighborhood
Details for all sales as reported closed by the ECAR multiple listing service during the first quarter of 2014 are listed below. This does not include any private transactions, which have been recorded in county records.
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Covering the largest area of the resort and encompassing the greatest number of properties (1,390), Lakeside at Sandestin is diverse in its offering, including a community of luxury three bedroom homes sold as fractional ownership (Inspiration at Sandestin). New development is actively ongoing within Lakeside, with preconstruction homes being sold within select neighborhoods. Properties within this area boast frontages and views of everything from lake to golf course to Bay and, of its twenty-four communities, there are purchasing opportunities in all but four. If you are looking for the perfect home site on which to build your dream home, lakeside is the only area of the resort outside of the Burnt Pine gates with lots available for purchase (as of March 31, 2014).
Beachside Property owners within the Beachside area of Sandestin enjoy the luxury of being closer to the Gulf, oftentimes even having a much-coveted view, without the expense associated with being directly on the water. There are 678 properties within this area, including condominiums, townhomes, single-family homes and a very few remaining home sites. Luau, with 243 homes within its two towers, has a range of floor plans from studio to three-bedroom condominiums and a very active resale market. Its location directly across from Sandestinâ€™s beach access, and the fact that it is one of the most recently built condominiums on the resort (2006), lends to its popularity with both purchasers and vacationers.
Sales by Area and Neighborhood
Details for all sales as reported closed by the ECAR multiple listing service during the first quarter of 2014 are listed below. This does not include any private transactions, which have been recorded in county records.
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The Village of Baytowne Wharf For those who love to be close to the action, the Village is comprised of 25 townhomes and 695 condominiums spread throughout nine projects and intermingled with the dining, retail, family entertainment and nightlife of Sandestin. Units range from studios, with a square footage of 350 to 450 square feet, to a three bedroom penthouse with over 2,600 square feet. Bahia’s high resale activity during the first quarter of 2014 can be attributed to availability (with around 13% of its inventory for sale), views of the Choctawhatchee Bay or the Grand Lawn, and its trendy boutique-style décor.
2008–2014 Pricing Trends Many different factors can be analyzed in order to determine whether a real estate market is truly improving. The most obvious being the total dollar volume sold in a market or the number of sales. But comparing a year with a large number of sales at a very low cost and one with a small number of sales at a higher costs could be interpreted as a steady market when actually, there has been a stressor in the market and sellers are getting a lot less for their properties. One of the statistics we look at in order to gauge market performance is pricing trends. What is the average listing price year over year? How much of a reduction in listing price is required before a property goes under contract? And, finally, how much further did the price drop in final negotiations? 2013 was the first year in five years that the average original listing price of properties in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort actually rose above that of last year. Additionally, the reduction in price from original list to price at contract fell substantially from the previous year. That indicates an improving market. Sellers are asking more for their property and compromising less. 2014 is trending even better than 2013. Original list prices are approximately 9% greater than in 2013, initial price reductions remain at 2013’s average of 4%, and the final negotiated sales price is averaging at 6% of the property’s list price; an improvement over last year’s 8%. Buyers are paying more, and sellers are having to compromise less!
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An Emerald Coast Tradition of Gulf-front Dining
A cherished pastime of many, Elephant Walk proudly returns to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offering several dishes reminiscent of the original fresh seafood dishes from Elephant Walk along with new and exciting creations by Chef Mike McAnulla. Enjoy casual ďŹ ne dining with a breathtaking view of the Emerald Gulf waters. Lunch & Dinner Daily | Sunday Brunch | Weekday Happy Hour Specials
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