Real Sandy - Renovated - Walk to Private Beach & Pavilion - Gated Community

Real Sandy Vacation home
Real Sandy Vacation home
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Real Sandy Vacation home

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Offer for: Sep 17 - Sep 20

About this rental

House (Sleeps 11)
1700 sq. ft.  ·   4 bedrooms   ·  2.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1700 sq. ft.

3 Bedroom + 1 Bonus Room / 2.5 Bath / 1 Story - Sleeps 11

1st King Bedroom: 1 King Bed w/ attached Full Bathroom (sleeps 2)
2nd King Bedroom: 1 King Bed w/ attached Full Jack-n-Jill Bathroom (sleeps 2)
3rd Guest Bedroom: 1 bunk bed with Twin on top/Full bed on bottom, Twin trundle bed and attached Full Jack-N-Jill Bathroom (sleeps 4)
4th Bonus Room: 1 Full daybed w/ Twin trundle, half-bath is accessible in the hallway (sleeps 3)
Living Room: 1 Queen sofa sleeper (for overflow)

OVERVIEW:
Your family will have a spectacular beach vacation in Destin, Florida, when staying at REAL SANDY. This professionally decorated, Coastal Chic themed, single-story vacation home is located 2 blocks from our private beach and pavilion, a 2 minute 45 second stroll from the front door! Your beach house is only three houses away from the main community pool. REAL SANDY is located within the EMERALD SHORES subdivision, a gated beach ownership community. EMERALD SHORES is the only residential community in Destin that has a private beach pavilion with restrooms, outdoor showers, beach service and it's very own Cabana Cafe' & Bar! This eliminates having to go back to the home for potty breaks, to rinse off the kids or to just get a bite to eat with a cold beverage. It's all available at the Emerald Shores beach pavilion!

REAL SANDY features two King Master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms! This home has a comfortable 1700 square feet of living area and has been recently renovated. This home offers; a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinets, stainless appliances, wood blinds, designer touches and outdoor dining spaces. Home is fully equipped with all kitchen wares and utensils for casual or upscale dining. French doors in the front and rear invite in the fresh coastal breezes. It also as an extra full-sized fridge in the laundry area.

Besides the close proximity to the beach and main pool, there are many custom finishing touches in REAL SANDY. The open and integrated kitchen/living room/dining room floor plan makes REAL SANDY a perfect set-up for two families with kids. The outdoor items include a gas grill, dining area and two beach wagons for carting kids, ice chests or beach toys to the pool and beach! There is even an enclosed porch area for morning coffee accessible from the living room and the bonus room!

REAL SANDY has wireless dual band high-speed internet access (wireless 2.4 or 5ghz). Why settle for an entire week of that cramped condo feeling when you could be stretching out and enjoying all of the pleasures and domestic comforts of being in your own home while on vacation at the beach! An array of amenities is at your doorstep. Several Gulf-Front Seafood Restaurants are even within walking distance of the home.

EMERALD SHORES is a perfect community for your family vacation. It features 95 resort style homes, in a gated setting. There are 2 pools, one is seasonally heated, tennis courts, basketball, shuffle board, grass volleyball, tether ball, sidewalks, a beach Pavilion, a tram service (which is seasonal) plus much more. There is no better location and your family will love it!

Unique Benefits

Real Sandy is only a 2 minute 45 second walk to our private beach and pavilion and only 3 houses away from the main pool. The location is excellent! This is a single story beach house, so no steps to navigate and it has a private pavered back porch area for grilling and eating out. The enclosed porch area is great for soaking in the morning gulf air with a little coffee. Real Sandy has been recently renovated so that you'll feel comfortable in an upscale accommodation. Emerald Shores has convenient access to both Highway 98 (our back entrance) or out to the beach road. Emerald Shores is the only residential community in Destin with a private beach pavilion with restrooms, showers, a Cabana Bar N Grill and their very own beach service. It's a perfect set-up for a family friendly vacation!

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linens provided
  • Communal pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated pool
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by property manager
  • Non-smoking
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Pets allowed
  • Porch
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Aug 06 - Aug 13 2022
$1,595 7 nights
Aug 13 - Aug 20 2022
$1,595 7 nights
Aug 20 - Oct 01 2022
$1,595 7 nights
Oct 01 - Oct 15 2022
$1,794 7 nights
Oct 15 - Oct 29 2022
$1,595 7 nights

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Fees:

Damage Waiver Fee: $99
Mgmt + Cleaning: $375
Per Pet Fee (Max 3 Pets): $200

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

For an exact quote just enter your dates, and email address, and a quote will be automatically generated within minutes. Additionally, online booking is at our GULF911 online booking website or find us on Facebook at Gulf911.

We take 50% now to secure the booking.
Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Availability

Last updated August 10, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: VPS - Ft. Walton Beach - 15 miles
Nearest Bar: Kenny D's Beach Bar N Grill - 0.3 miles
Nearest Beach: Emerald Shores Private Beach - 0.1 miles
Nearest Golf: Emerald Bay Golf Course - 0.3 miles
Nearest Theme Park: The Track - 4 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Capt. Dave's on the Gulf - 0.1 miles

Owner Info

Josh O'Brien

Josh O'Brien

Member since 2018

Year Purchased: 2019

About the owner: Our very first road trip to Destin was in 1987. We immediately fell in love with the sugar white beaches and pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It was our little secret love nest that consisted mostly of walking on the beach and regular trips to the fish market. Well, Destin is no longer our little secret and we are very passionate about sharing all that it has to offer.

We have traveled extensively and "rented" property for our own family vacations. So we fully understand and appreciate the importance of finding a great location, having easy access to amenities, and a quality home that is clean and well maintained. In 2001 we took the plunge and purchased our first property in Destin and started living "The Dream". Eventually we moved to Destin full-time and started GULF911, a vacation rental management and real estate company.

When we are asked why we manage the homes ourselves, it's a pretty easy answer; Who cares more about a property than the actual owners? Our properties are not "out of sight, out of mind" investments with an out of state owner that is managed by some large cookie cutter property management company. That is far from our approach. We live close to the rental properties and provide a hands-on approach with our guests and the properties. We even conduct our own weekly inspections! We also differ from the "herd" by regularly updating and upgrading our properties to keep the homes up-to-date and current. Since Betty has her Florida Real Estate license, it keeps us abreast of the most current trends in the housing and vacation rental markets.

Whether you are looking to rent a high-quality vacation home or looking to purchase something for your family, we have the experience to help. Please call or email us, we would love to hear from you.

Happy Vacationing,

Jay & Betty Coppic

Owners at GULF911
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Why this property? Real Sandy is only a 2 minute 45 second walk to our private beach and pavilion and only 3 houses away from the main neighborhood pool. The location is excellent! This is a single story beach house, so no steps to navigate and it has a private pavered back porch area for grilling and eating out. The enclosed porch area is great for soaking in the morning gulf air with a little coffee. Real Sandy has been recently renovated so that you'll feel comfortable in an upscale accommodation. Emerald Shores has convenient access to both Highway 98 (our back entrance) or out to the beach road. Emerald Shores is the only residential community in Destin with a private beach pavilion with restrooms, showers, a Cabana Bar N Grill and their very own beach service. It's a perfect set-up for a family friendly vacation!

Speaks: English

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Online booking for Real Sandy
CLICK HERE - Central Booking Site for All Properties in Emerald Shores
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

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A:

Visit our GULF911 website FAQs page for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Photos

  • Real Sandy Vacation home
    Real Sandy Vacation home
  • Your private beach and pavilion with restrooms, showers, beach svc and bar
    Your private beach and pavilion with restrooms, showers, beach svc and bar
  • Spacious Living room
    Spacious Living room
  • Smart Tv's and plenty of seating
    Smart Tv's and plenty of seating
  • Open Living room and Kitchen
    Open Living room and Kitchen
  • Designer furnishings
    Designer furnishings
  • Open Living room and Kitchen
    Open Living room and Kitchen
  • Gourmet kitchen with breakfast-bar
    Gourmet kitchen with breakfast-bar
  • Stainless steel appliances
    Stainless steel appliances
  • Dining area
    Dining area
  • 1st King bedroom with en suit bathroom
    1st King bedroom with en suit bathroom
  • Master King
    Master King
  • Master bathroom with large tub
    Master bathroom with large tub
  • 2nd king bedroom with shared Jack and Jill bathroom
    2nd king bedroom with shared Jack and Jill bathroom
  • 2nd King bedroom
    2nd King bedroom
  • Jack and Jill bathroom with walk-in shower
    Jack and Jill bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Jack and Jill Bathroom
    Jack and Jill Bathroom
  • Washer/dryer and 2nd full sized refrigerator
    Washer/dryer and 2nd full sized refrigerator
  • 4th Bonus Room: 1 full daybed w/ twin trundle, half-bath is accessible in the ha
    4th Bonus Room: 1 full daybed w/ twin trundle, half-bath is accessible in the ha
  • 3rd Guest Bedroom: 1 bunkbed with twin on top/full bed on bottom, twin trundle b
    3rd Guest Bedroom: 1 bunkbed with twin on top/full bed on bottom, twin trundle b
  • 4th Bonus Room: 1 full daybed w/ twin trundle, half-bath is accessible in the ha
    4th Bonus Room: 1 full daybed w/ twin trundle, half-bath is accessible in the ha
  • 3rd Guest Bedroom: 1 bunkbed with twin on top/full bed on bottom, twin trundle b
    3rd Guest Bedroom: 1 bunkbed with twin on top/full bed on bottom, twin trundle b
  • Hallway Half-bath
    Hallway Half-bath
  • Beautiful Florida room
    Beautiful Florida room
  • Enclosed porch area for morning coffee!
    Enclosed porch area for morning coffee!
  • Enclosed porch area for morning coffee! Opens up to the living area.
    Enclosed porch area for morning coffee! Opens up to the living area.
  • Enclosed porch area for morning coffee! Opens up to the living area.
    Enclosed porch area for morning coffee! Opens up to the living area.
  • Private fenced back porch area for grilling and eating out
    Private fenced back porch area for grilling and eating out
  • Private fenced back porch area for grilling and eating out
    Private fenced back porch area for grilling and eating out
  • Front porch and entry way
    Front porch and entry way
  • Private beach and pavilion for Emerald Shores
    Private beach and pavilion for Emerald Shores
  • Emerald Shores private pavilion with restrooms, showers, bch svc, and Cabana Bar
    Emerald Shores private pavilion with restrooms, showers, bch svc, and Cabana Bar
  • Emerald Shores private pavilion with restrooms, showers, bch svc, and Cabana Bar
    Emerald Shores private pavilion with restrooms, showers, bch svc, and Cabana Bar
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion! This is your beach access.
    Emerald Shores Pavilion! This is your beach access.
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion with a Cabana Cafe N Grill
    Emerald Shores Pavilion with a Cabana Cafe N Grill
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion with a Cabana Cafe N Grill
    Emerald Shores Pavilion with a Cabana Cafe N Grill
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion with shower area!
    Emerald Shores Pavilion with shower area!
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion with restrooms and picnic area!
    Emerald Shores Pavilion with restrooms and picnic area!
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion with wagon parking!
    Emerald Shores Pavilion with wagon parking!
  • Emerald Shores Pavilion with wagon parking!
    Emerald Shores Pavilion with wagon parking!
  • Your private beach with beach service!
    Your private beach with beach service!
  • Your private beach at Emerald Shores!!
    Your private beach at Emerald Shores!!
  • Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
    Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
  • Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
    Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
  • Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
    Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
  • Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
    Main pool at Emerald Shores seasonally heated.
  • 2nd pool - one pool will be seasonally heated
    2nd pool - one pool will be seasonally heated
  • 2nd pool
    2nd pool
  • 2nd pool.
    2nd pool.
  • Shuffleboard
    Shuffleboard

Reviews

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Wonderful week at Real Sandy

We had a great time at Real Sandy. Very well appointed, comfortable and spacious. There were only three of us, so we had ample room. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything that you need and the gas grill was very helpful for the nights we didn't to go out to eat. Very short walk to the beach and Kenny D's or Capt Dave's on the Gulf. The pavilion was a wonderful thing to be able to have a bathroom, refreshments and a place to get out of the sun for a minute. The chair and umbrella is a must, makes life so much easier. We really appreciated the wagon and extra chairs. If you get the chance, Christian at the pavilion was a blast to get to know, plus he will move your seats front row. This was our first time to Miramar Beach/Destin area and we really enjoyed the laid back vibe of the community and the beach. Thanks for having us.

Stayed: Submitted: May 05, 2022

Owner response

Thanks, Mark. It was our pleasure to have your family stay at Real Sandy. The Gulf911 Team

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Fantastic Beach Vacation

"Real Sandy" provided our families a wonderful beach vacation getaway! The house accommodated our 7 very well. It's location in this charming community was great - about a 3 minute walk to the beach and even shorter walk to the pool (didn't even need the beach tram!) Beach pavilion with restrooms and refreshments was nice! The house was beautifully decorated and kitchen was spacious. We enjoyed sitting underneath the fan on the screened porch, which never got direct sun and was very relaxing. Thank you Jay and Betty for sharing your lovely home with us!

Stayed: Submitted: May 05, 2022

Owner response

Thank you so much for staying with us and the awesome feedback! We look forward to seeing you soon! Jay, Betty & Josh @

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Modern and Pet Friendly

This home was very modern and comfortable. It was close to all we needed especially the community pool. It was a great price tooIt was great that it was pet friendly as these types of rentals are often hard to find. The only thing i would recommend is if the back yard was fence in for my dog.Overall i highly recommend this rental.

Stayed: Submitted: January 07, 2022

Owner response

Thank you for the positive words on the Real Sandy property and we look forward to your return. The Gulf911 Team.

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