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Fall Asleep Listening to the Waves, Sandestin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

North Shore, Sandestin Area Vacation Rental Townhome

  •  850-687-9734
    08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 07/21/2019


Fall Asleep Listening to the Waves

Quiet privacy and water views prevail in this corner townhouse located on pristine Choctawhatchee Bay facing six miles of water and incredible sunsets.  An electric fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere at night. Enjoy the refreshing pool around the corner. Upgraded kitchen includes sub-zero fridge, convection oven and is chocked full of Pampered Chef tools for those who like to cook and grill.  The sitting area just off the kitchen is perfect for chatting with the cook while preparing meals.   Our enclosed lanai has dining space for six and is perfect for cocktails and cards, or coffee and conversation.  Also, resort restaurants are one mile away for those who don't want to touch the kitchen!

The living room boasts a queen sleeper sofa and the full bath just down the hall is perfect for kiddos or other guests privacy.  The couch in the sitting area by the kitchen could accommodate a child for sleeping arrangements.  The carpeted landing upstairs, just outside the master, would also accommodate an inflatable mattress, sleeping bags or crib.

The high vaulted ceilings give the main room an expansive feel. With the enclosed lanai, there is plenty of space to spread out so you and your family or friends can relax and experience a vacation as you should; no worries, lots of entertainment, and relaxing waters to gaze on at the end of the day.  See how many satellites or meteors you can count from your private balcony. With no major city lights to bog up the sky, on calm nights, you can see the stars reflected in the Bay's waters.
Easy bike or car ride to the beach or The Village of Baytowne Wharf - a New Orleans styled village featuring restaurants, bars, shops, live music, a merry-go-round, zip line, winter ice skating and seasonal fireworks.
Breathe deeply the ambiance of this perfect vacation spot which is as pretty as Disney and entertaining as a nature preserve. Frequent heron, bird and dolphin sightings. Enjoy the fun of the beach and the busy, nightlife in the Village, then come home to peaceful quiet. North Shore properties are mostly non-rental units where residents keep an orderly but friendly complex.  The owners, Chris and Joe Manion, reside full-time at their home next door.  They are always happy to answer any questions that might make your stay more enjoyable.
Our renters call this airy unit 'dreamy,' 'first class,'  'The Ritz!' and 'the pictures don't do it justice.'  People familiar with Sandestin repeatedly have said this unit was the nicest they have stayed in.  The resort's beauty is widely known; the peace at North Shore is rarely found.  I don't think we will ever tire of the water view...
Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort offers a complete resort experience.  Located on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages with its gorgeous 7-mile stretch of world-famous sugar-white sands and emerald green waters.
The resort boasts a pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, a 98-slip marina, certified children's programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, top notch restaurants, and nightlife venues.  The nation’s largest designer outlet mall is less than a mile away for a diversion from the beach on a rainy day.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$199.00 -- -- -- 3

Sales Tax: 11%

Cleaning and Management Fee: $125.00

Weekday and Weeknight Rates for Seasons:

The weekend rate shown will apply for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.


Check-In Time:   3:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Swimming
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Townhouse
  • Online Booking
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Parking Available
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina
  • Pier
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed


Destin Florida Activities
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • The Surf Hut
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Area Golf
Recommended for
  • Beach Rentals
  • Golf
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria


Frank & Linda

Beautiful is an understatement!    Mar 01, 2018

Beautiful is an understatement.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We knew the place would be beautiful because we have been coming to the resort and stayed at other places for 10 years. What we didn't know was the support we received from the
Manion family and their reservation manager. The comfort feeling knowing we were a phone call away from any concerns as well as being treated like "family". Highly recommended!

Brian Mc.

Perfect vacation, just as nice as photos    Jul 14, 2017

Near the beach, but so many other things to do. Bring a kayak, bring fishing poles, really nice place to stay.

Todd E.

Wonderful stay in Sandestin    Jun 25, 2017

Very nice condo right on the water. The owners were there to greet us on arrival and give a tour of the condo. Joe even provided fishing poles and tackle for my boys to fish with! Wish we could've stayed longer!

Todd E.

Wonderful stay in Sandestin!    Jun 25, 2017

Very nice condo right on the water. The owners were there to greet us on arrival and give a tour of the condo. Joe even provided fishing poles and tackle for my boys to fish with! Wish we could've stayed longer!

Peggy W

Beauty on the Bay    Jun 21, 2017

My son-in-law is an avid fisherman and the bay was the icing on the cake for our trip!

Jennifer J.

Perfect for pre- and post-wedding    Jun 13, 2017

I recently stayed at this rental for over a week for all my wedding festivities and it was absolutely perfect! I had a couple of my bridesmaids stay with me before the wedding. We had plenty of room with the king bed, fold out couch, room for an air mattress and the two bathrooms. The day of the wedding all my bridesmaids came over to get ready and have brunch, again perfect with all the seating and two bathrooms. We were only steps away from our wedding venue at the Bayview Room and Terrace, no need to worry about transportation at any point in the wedding process!  Afterward, my husband and I stayed for our honeymoon. It was nice to have so much room, it felt like a penthouse suite with the awesome view of the bay. We got to see a pod of dolphins come by as we sat at home one rainy day. The owners were amazing and answered the phone immediately as soon as we called with questions. It was simply fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone getting married there or for any other reason, we definitely hope to come back soon.

Dawn P.

The property was everything I imagined it to be and more...    Jun 08, 2017

The magnificent water views were breathtaking. Everything about the accommodations was wonderful. The Sandestin community is amazing. Great for families big and small. You can relax or opt to stay busy. The choice is yours. Joe and Chris are wonderful to work with. There isn't anything they won't do for you. We are looking forward to our next trip and will definitely be looking to stay again. We were blessed to find you both.


Simply perfect!    Jun 03, 2017

This home was absolutely beautiful. My fiancé and I absolutely adored every aspect of this home and location. The balcony at sunset and sunrise was very beautiful. We felt right at home, prefer this over any hotel any day. We would definitely return. Very close to the beach, very close to the outlets, very close to everything. So many things to do, with so little time! Enjoyed our own little parking spot and felt safe in the gated community. Thank you, Chris and Joe Manion for sharing your lovely home!

Haris J.

Relaxing    May 13, 2017

The property was very nice. The view is great. There were fishes jumping right by us! Would definitely book again!

Kay M.

Beautiful Bayside Retreat    Apr 13, 2017

Our family had a wonderful time during our trip to Sandestin in this beautiful villa. We normally stay beachside when we travel to the Santa Rosa Beach area, but we fell in love with the tranquility of the bay. Beautiful sunsets and a clean, well stocked rental. We enjoyed visits to Topsail Preserve, Grayton Beach and Eden Gardens State Parks during our trip. Thanks for your hospitality, Chris and Joe!

Kerri M.

Perfect location for my sisters and I for the second year in a row...    Apr 01, 2017

Love that it's on the water and has all of the comforts of home. The owners are close by, which is nice if you have any questions.


Wonderful Peace and Quiet    Feb 28, 2017

Oh, what a joy to find a place with the only sounds being the palm trees rustling in the breeze and the fish jumping in the bay right outside of this townhome. Joe, Chris & Eileen are wonderful - from the booking process and throughout our three-week stay. They answered questions promptly and were lots of help with finding fun activities near our place. The resort has over five miles of paved trails with azaleas, redbuds, and dogwood in bloom - it is all a lush beautiful park. We walked every day and watched as Mother Nature kept changing. The townhome was well equipped for cooking and we chose to use those facilities so we could eat our meals while enjoying the outstanding view. We would have loved to have stayed longer and recommend this townhome to any couple wanting to unwind and relax.

Allen J.

Beautiful place for vacation!    Feb 13, 2017

Everything was very neat and clean upon arrival. A quick tour of the property by the owners and found the place to be even more spacious than the pictures suggested! Great response time from the owners regarding all of our questions. Will highly recommend and look forward to our next trip down! -The Jenkins

Mary H.

Picture Perfect    Feb 01, 2017

The townhouse was wonderful. It looks exactly like the pictures and was decorated beautifully. It was spotless and the owner was there to greet us and show us around. It was very peaceful and the lake was beautiful. We enjoyed walking every morning and there is a restaurant right around the corner where we could go for breakfast or lunch. The gated community made us feel very safe. We enjoyed Sandestin very much.

Steve C.

We loved the town home, which had all the amenities we needed for our stay    Oct 08, 2016

The Property was very clean and was ready when we arrived for our conference and vacation. We would stay there again. Thanks, Chris and Joe. Steve and Lisa

Stephanie and Kerry H.

Heaven on Earth!    Sep 17, 2016

The area is very quiet and enjoys the security of the gated community -- making it all the more enjoyable to take in the peace and tranquility of the Bay. We especially enjoyed some nice evenings sipping on a glass of wine on the balcony off of the master bedroom while watching the sun set on our day -- we were even entertained watching a “local” heron fishing for his dinner at the property perimeter to the water's edge. Mornings were just as beautiful watching the Monarch butterflies over morning coffee, (we happened to be visiting during Monarch Migration). Local entertainment is plentiful - rentable bicycles, golf courses, quaint shops, local musicians, and restaurants. We especially enjoyed our tour of the Bay by way of an evening dinner cruise on the “Solaris” - with very easy access from the nearby marina. You will not be disappointed with your stay. Joe and Chris are awesome hosts and make themselves available for anything you might need. They’re very gracious when offering ideas/recommendations for places to dine, etc. We look forward to our return!

Thomas B.

Most of all we felt very much at home. Sandestin is busy but the unit was great    Jul 27, 2016

Clean and well-maintained. Beautiful views

Kathy R.

A wonderful vacation    Jul 15, 2016

The home was exactly as pictured. We were met by Chris and given a brief tour of the home. There were numerous thoughtful touches throughout the home. We enjoyed the view of the bay each morning and at sunset. We were entertained by the native (small) animals. The walk to the beach was a nice way to begin our day before swimming in the ocean. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the pool which is just a short stroll from the home. Our son (stationed at Eglin Air Force Base) was able to spend time with us relaxing. The property worked well for us; coming from Pensacola Airport and going to Elgin. We left with smiles on our faces and wonderful memories of our time together in Florida. I would completely recommend this property and we hope to return.

Ginger L.

Beautiful, convenience and relaxing    Jun 20, 2016

My husband and two children stayed here for four nights. We were all so impressed. The kids loved the activities in the Baytown Village, fishing, and pool. My husband and I were amazed by the view, the cleanliness, and the easy access to the beach and resort restaurants. It was nice to come back to such a relaxing spot after our busy day. The owners and property manager were very responsive. I would recommend this location to anyone and hope to plan another stay in the future.

Mika S.

Best view!    Jan 24, 2016

This property was really nice, clean and comfortable. The owners are close by and so friendly. I would highly recommend this for a couple wanting a nice quiet get-a-way.

Lisa R.

Tranquil    Sep 30, 2015

Fantastic property! Views are mesmerizing, and cleanliness is a virtue. Good overall vibe! Chris and Joe are very personable and kind. They ensure provisions are made and take great care in maintaining the property.

Jessie F.

Great stay!!    Sep 18, 2015

This was a GREAT place!!!!! Very clean and super nice!!

Frank and Susan

North Shore haven    Sep 11, 2015

A wonderful place that exceeded our expectations. Clean, comfortable and perfectly located. We would return in a heartbeat.

Lindsey C.

Wonderful!    Jul 30, 2015

This was a wonderful place to stay! The view from the was absolutely amazing! Everything was very clean, well taken care of, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We love to fish, so we really enjoyed being able to wake up, walk a few feet outside, and throw our poles in the water. It was very quiet making it the perfect place to go after being in the crowds! Outlet malls were very close by and the beaches were close also! We would definitely stay here again!

Jesus G.

Wonderful vacation for the entire family    Jun 21, 2015

Loved! Amazing place to relax and unwind from daily stress, close to everything wonderful and friendly owners, very clean and nice villa

Nancy E.

The most relaxing vacation    Jun 17, 2015

This is our 2nd stay at the villa and we will definitely be booking again next summer. The villa is in a wonderful location. I love being away from the hustle and bustle - yet minutes away from the beach, shopping, and wonderful restaurants. The villa is like having a second home in Florida. Just pack your clothes and beach towels and you are set. The villa has everything you could every need for a Florida vacation. Chris and Joe are the most wonderful hosts. If you need it - they will make it happen. The kitchen is fully stocked and there is a grill on the patio if you want to cook. The swimming pool and workout facility are steps away from the villa. For the budget conscious traveler - check out the 2 for 1 meals from 5:00 to 6:00 at several of the local restaurants. Can't wait to return!!

Ashley J.

Perfect vacation    Jun 07, 2015

This adorable villa was wonderfully located. The owners had thought of everything for an enjoyable stay. We loved being on the bay with the spectacular views. Our vacation was everything we hoped it to be.

Gerald E.

Wonderful getaway    May 26, 2015

A superb property that offers the best of the area yet quiet and secluded. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Could not ask for a better vacation rental. Husband even caught a couple fish from the backyard.

hownow109 said...

On the Bay!    May 21, 2015

This is a gorgeous house right on the bay. Great water view. Centrally located in the Destin/30A area. Beaches close by. Will definitely rent again.

Loves to travel said...

A Wonderful Find    Mar 01, 2015

We have just returned from 10 nights at this amazing townhome. Perfect location, amazing owners, and superb accommodations. We have visited Sandestin for many years now and this unit has been our favorite. Located on the shores of Chocktawatchee Bay, it is a quiet getaway spot with glorious sunrises and sunsets. The beach is a short drive or bike ride away and we think this is the nicest beach in all of Florida. When you walk through the door of this unit, it is so impressive with its high ceilings, beautiful furnishings, and phenomenal views. It was so well equipped and very comfortable for two. The owners, who live next door, were always available to answer questions and are delightful people. The property is close to many good restaurants and shopping. All in all a wonderful find. We will be back.


Feels like a home    Dec 31, 2014

Quality furnishings with thoughtful accessories throughout makes this feel like a home. A terrific view of the bay, which provided many changing perspectives due to wind and sky patterns. A reasonably short walk takes one to the Gulf-side. Short drives to tourist activity, outlet shopping, and choice of good restaurants. The location itself is in a quiet, secluded area . . . the owners are next door for easy communication. An excellent stay for the two of us wanting to avoid some northern snow!


The sugar-white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico is just a 1-1/4 mile car ride and within the resort. It is a private access area for owners and guests of the resort. There is ample, free parking. After a while at the beach, it's a nice respite to come back, rest and enjoy the quiet on this side of the resort, gazing at the Bay or taking a swim in the pool next door.
We do not subscribe to the service as we would need to increase our rates to do so.  We have found our guests enjoy driving to the beach, where there is ample, free parking.  There is also parking at the marina and Village for events located at Baytowne Wharf.
We do not own a golf cart, nor is it possible to rent a golf cart per the following regulations of Sandestin:  A. All golf carts must be registered with the Sandestin Owners Association (SOA). B. Only golf carts owned or leased long term by SOA homeowners or long-term renters may be operated on the Property. 
You can fish in the Bay out front of the unit, although it is quite shallow.  There are numerous catch-and-release lakes throughout the Resort, known for their bass, bream, and catfish.  Many people stand in the Gulf waters to try their hand at catching snapper, grouper or amberjack.  Charter fishing trips are available from the resort Marina or Harborwalk.