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Club Intrawest - Sandestin
8626 Baytowne Avenue, Sandestin, FL 32550   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Sandestin
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Christmas Vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Our family spent Christmas in a 2 bedroom unit, we was perfect for us. The staff were very helpful,pools and hot tubs were great. Place was kept very clean, shopping nearby was wonderful. Always enjoy the Ocean Club for dinner which is nearby. Beach was cool, but a nice walk.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a beautiful resort. Exceptionally clean and modern. It's not ultra luxurious but has all the amenities that one needs. We vacationed in April once and in June the second time. The best times to go is from May till Labor day as that is their high season. Beware that many restaurants and facilities in the area are not open in the low season which runs from September - April, even though it's Florida, it's the panhandle and the weather is much colder during the off season when compared to south Florida. There's a very high end fitness club available to all guests which was great. The beach is beautiful and food in the area is superb.

Room Tip: The suite that we stayed in had a balcony (some do not) and was facing the pool/lake which is the pr...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is absolutely a fantatstic place with a warm friendly staff. The hotel is located on Sandestin golf and Beach resort and has all the amenities you need. There are several restauraunts on the resort as well as close by , the beach is about a 5 minute car ride, there are bike paths all around the resort for riding bikes. The condos are very nice with big kitchen and bedrooms as well as nice big bath rooms, there are two pools and two hot tubs. I would definately reccomend staying at this hotel. I would love to come here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back have views of the bay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Exchanged for Club Intrawest Sandestin for the week of Sept 30 thru Oct 7. Two bedroom unit was clean and fully furnished. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Lots of walking trails, fishing spots and Baytown shopping and eateries an easy walk at just 2/10 of mile away. Canoes, bikes and tennis nearby also great golf with several courses and prices to choose from. Beautiful beach just across highway and can be reached by car or shuttle which runs approximately q 30 minutes. We had a balcony on the second floor with two rocking chairs but it faced the parking lot with no view. That's too bad because on the back side of the building with the swimming pools was a beautiful view of the bay. Gas BBQ pits are available for use of guesst. The only things I can think of to make things nicer would be an ice machine in unit instead of down the hall and a firmer mattress. All in all, a great place for a very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andover, New Jersey
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Walking into the lobby and being greated by a friendly, informed staff is a great way to start any vacation. The rooms were perfect and well kept. The grounds maintained and very nice to walk for a leisurely stroll. Bikes, kayaks, tennis, and other activities were available and free to Club owners. The movie theater is a nice touch for the kids as well as the video arcade (both free!) Cooking on the spotless grills was a pleasure and we always enjoy meeting fellow members while cooking and eating al fresco.
The 'downtown' area was far enough to give you the quiet we desire on vacation, but a short walk and you were in the heart of the action. Nice restaurants, bars, shops, and family activities were all present. Try the fish tacos and dirty rice at the little kiosk eatery by the checkerboard and climbing contraption.
The beach is spectacular: white powdery sand, warm clear water, and the right amount of surf. Towels and chairs for the members are available so you don't have to tote them from your room. We drove so can't comment on the tram service, but did see it running all day long with many people utilizing it.
The golf courses were nice and reasonable (by NJ standards). Different levels of challenges and quality of layouts. Research each for your level of play.
Close proximity to shopping, more restaurants, and bars then you will be able to visit in one vacation. We had a great time. Very relaxing atmosphere and friendly people at every location we visited.
Always thought the 'pan handle' of Florida was not were it was happening, but was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the beaches and all Sandestin had to offer. Will definitely be heading back in the future for another visit or golf with friends.

Room Tip: The bay view rooms are nice, but, personally, wouldn't bother me to stay on the front side again...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sussex County, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We are Club Intrawest timeshare owners and this is our first time at Sandestin. WOW, this place is great! Sandestin itself is beautiful and we didn't have any idea what the area was like. We decided this is our favorite travel destination (and we travel all over) - a best kept secret and selfishly we want it to stay that way (can you tell by our review?).
Room 410 faces the road and our unit specifically faces the tall roof of the entrance/front door of the resort. The room is however spacious and quiet. Unit A is a 1 bedroom with a full kitchen & bath and a large porch for sitting. Unit B (joined by a small private hall is a 1 bedroom efficiency (has a kitchenette w/ a mini fridge, microwave, sink, no stove) that has a large bathroom (shower only) and a porch for sitting. Now if we could only figure out how to shut off the adjoining hall light at night.
The property is lovely, lush with vegetation, has an adult area w/ pool & hot tub and a family area w/ the same. A grilling area with 4 large grills (that are well used but kept spotless), tables for eating outside all with a view of the bay.
The movie theatre was fun to watch a movie in and the staff have all been friendly and accommodating.
Although it is a bit far to walk to the beach, they have a tram that runs every 30 minutes (we had our own car). The beach is great! Powdery white sand, crystal clear warm water, umbrellas, chairs, towels all for resort guests and a restaurant for lunch or dinner if you want. There are also a couple of spots for drinks if you like. Extremely family friendly. We saw many families, young adults on vacation, seniors, couples. All enjoying this gem of a place to vacation.
Baytowne Wharf is within walking distance and has a great nightlife. Shops, restaurants, entertainment...
As guests of the resort, there are many amenities that are gratis: 2 bicycles for 4 hours each day, chairs & umbrellas at the beach, 1 hour of tennis, use of a gym, kayaks and other things.
I could write so much more about this resort. I'm already marking my calendar for booking here for next year. As a Club Intrawest owner, this place is a definite "visit often" place.
We hope that the airlines will have a direct flight here one day.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We had a great family vacation at here. We stayed from July 1-5 for 4 nights. (This resort is not easy to book even I am a HGVC club member. )We enjoyed the pools and the movie theater was a big plus. You could reserve the theater for every evening and they have free movies you could choose. During the daytime, as long as no one is using, the staff will be glad to play any movie you choose for you.
Sandestin beach is very beautiful with sugar like sand and it is very safe for kids at the beach. The temperature at beach is perfect everyday in July. This resort is located at a gated community. We had a one bedroom. There are 2 full bathrooms. The room is big comparing to other resorts we had stayed. It's not beach front, but they provide shuttle to the beach. If you drive to beach, you could park for free at the parking lot next to Hilton.
The HWY 98 is very busy if you travel in between Sandestion and Destin. Most of the restaurants are at Destin or in between. If you don't want to fight with traffic, there are still many good restaurants($$-$$$$) in Sandestin.
Well, we had a great family vacation at Club Intrawest-Sandestin. We plan to come back some time next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8626 Baytowne Avenue, Sandestin, FL 32550
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Sandestin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Sandestin
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Southern Golf & Beach ResortClub Intrawest is a private vacation club. From time to time, Guests are invited to stay at the Club on a nightly, cash basis. Located next to the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay, Club Intrawest – Sandestin features large balconies or comfortable sun rooms with deep Hemingway lounge chairs. Vacation Homes offer the comforts of home with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and plenty of space to stretch out and relax. Spend an evening barbequing by the pool or enjoying a movie in the private movie theatre.Carved from 2,400 magnificent acres along the panhandle of Florida's Gulf Coast, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort boasts the emerald-green waters and sugar-white sands of the world's most spectacular beaches. Explore the surrounding area, including Jolee Island Nature Park, world-class golf and tennis facilities, the lively Village of Baytowne Wharf and more. ... more   less 
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