Sale Pending – Sunsail Subdivision, Destin FL

Sunsail Destin Florida

In less than a week, this lovely home in Sunsail in Destin Florida is now under contract. The pending home for sale at 4680 Windstarr Dr. will close in April.  At over 2100 square feet and built in 1997, this attractive house is within walking distance to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico.  What actions cause a home to sell so quickly? Here is a quick list:

  1. Price it right.
  2. Make the condition as clean and fresh as possible. In this case, the seller painted the home in neutral colors.
  3. Hire a professional photographer.
  4. Advertise the property for maximum exposure. We promoted this Destin home to a targeted market on Facebook, as well as Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumblr, WordPress, craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, Twitter and hundreds more websites.
  5. Pay careful attention to presentation, follow up and  feedback.
  6. Understand the seller’s needs and negotiate in his best interest.

This Sunsail home in Destin Florida sold as a result of all of the above. What do you need to sell?

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

4680 Windstarr Dr., Sunsail, Destin FL Home for Sale – Walk to Beach

4680 Windstarr Sunsail Destin

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This Sunsail home for sale at 4680 Windstarr Drive is one of the best deals in Destin Florida, south of Highway 98, walking distance to the beach and Henderson Beach State Park! This happy Sunsail home is freshly painted and has unique features like arched doorways and two living rooms. One is a great room open to the kitchen, with newly painted, white cabinets and pantry. You could make part of the great room an eat-in kitchen and keep the fireplaced portion as a secondary family room if that suits your needs alternatively.  The formal living room has a cathedral ceiling and plant ledge and is open to the dining room. The master bedroom is separated in this split-bedroom floor plan for more privacy. It has two walk-in closets and an ample bathroom.This Sunsail, Destin Florida home has a big patio for barbecues overlooking a natural easement and beautiful landscaping adding to the happiness. The home is decorated in a neutral palate and there is a $5000 allowance for new carpet.  If you know Florida, you will also appreciate the built-in exterinal whole-house generator as an added bonus.

Sunsail is one of the best neighborhoods to live in Destin Florida! Why? There is a plethora of public beach accesses to the Gulf of Mexico down the street on Scenic Highway 98 (Old 98). The neighborhood location is well-placed, only a couple of minutes drive to Destin Commons, Publix, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, IMAX movies, restaurants, Lowes, more shopping and the Mid-Bay Bridge! These amenities are basically within one mile! You can literally zip out to Highway 98 and get whatever you need quickly, be it food, dining or playing!  4680 Windstarr Drive is across the street from the private subdivision pool and near the end of the cul-de-sac.

If you want to be in Destin Florida, don’t miss the opportunity to own South of Highway 98, near Crystal Beach, in Sunsail!

4680 Windstarr Dr., Sunsail, Destin, Florida is offered for $309,900.

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Maravilla Condo #3207, Destin Florida – Just Sold

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JUST SOLD – Maravilla Unit 3207, Miramar Beach, Destin Florida! The Maravilla condo complex is one of the most popular in Destin and Miramar Beach. Maravilla has four buildings, the most sought-after units have a gulf view. Unit 3207 had a side gulf view highlighting the stunning emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This two bedroom Maravilla unit was a rental unit and earned over $30,000 in revenues yearly. There recently was a special assessment for improvements to the Maravilla condo complex and the seller paid those prior to the sale.

Maravilla has 2.5 acres of deeded beach access directly across the street.  There are two pools, whirlpool, tennis courts, basketball, shuffleboard, clubhouse. Beachside dining is nearby at Pompano Joe’s, Kenny D’s, The Crab Trap, and Captain Dave’s restaurants! A short drive away are Destin Commons, Whole Foods, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, IMAX theater and more.

This Maravilla condo unit 3207 was 840 square feet and could sleep seven.  It sold for $270,000.

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Maravilla Condo #3207, Destin Florida – Gulf View – For Sale

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Maravilla condo gulf view units rarely come on the market in Destin Florida. When they do, they sell fast!  Here is your opportunity to own a part of paradise! Maravilla Unit 3207 is two bedroom condo with a dazzling side view of the Gulf of Mexico from the balcony!  Enjoy 2.5 acres of deeded beach access to white, powdery sand and crystal blue waters! Sit on your beach chair under your umbrella and watch the dolphins jump! Walk to restaurants on the gulf like Pompano Joe’s and Captain Dave’s!  Take a five minute drive to shopping at Destin Commons, IMAX theater, Whole Foods and more fun stores and restaurants. The Maravilla condo complex in Destin Florida has two in-ground pools, one heated, tennis courts, a gym and clubhouse.  This unit has a strong rental history earning $30,000 a year.

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2606 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 3207, Maravilla condo, Miramar Beach, Florida

Offered for $294,900

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

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Sandpiper Cove Condo #1009, First Floor, One Bedroom, Remodeled, Destin Florida

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This Sandpiper Cove, Destin Florida one bedroom, first floor condo is affordably priced at $159,900 and opens up a world of vacation fun plus income opportunity, grossing over $16,000 per year.  This Sandpiper Cove condo has been remodeled and has granite kitchen counters, tile floors and a brand new air conditioning system.  Sandpiper Cove is a gated condominium compound on Holiday Isle in Destin Florida with easy access from Highway 98, Emerald Coast Parkway.  Play tennis, swim in one of the five pools, play par three golf, shuffleboard or dock your boat by Louisiana Lagniappe, the on-site restaurant that has been a Destin Florida favorite for years.

Rated Platinum on the rental program, furnished and located right next to the laundry, this is an ideal purchase to make your Destin vacation home or second home plans come to fruition.

Sandpiper Cove #1009, 775 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin Florida 32541 – offered at $159,900.

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

JUST SOLD – Blue Surf Townhome #18, 2312 Scenic Gulf Dr., Destin Florida

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This lovely Blue Surf Townhome in Miramar Beach, Destin Florida just sold!  This small Blue Surf complex at 2312 Scenic Gulf Drive is directly across from the beach and Pompano Joe’s restaurant.  Blue Surf #18 featured remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with granite, two bedrooms, two stories and an end-unit prime location in the complex.  Many Blue Surf townhomes are used as vacation rentals or second homes. The complex has an in-ground pool.  Blue Surf is located within minutes to Sandestin, Grand Boulevard, Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Outlet and Destin Commons, plentiful shopping and dining.

2312 Scenic Gulf Drive, Blue Surf #18, Miramar Beach, Destin Florida just sold for $269,700 in only 16 days!

Ready to sell your Miramar Beach or Destin Florida property?

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

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JUST SOLD – Lot 7 Sunfish, Kokomo Kove, Crystal Beach, Destin Florida

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This beautiful Crystal Beach Destin Florida building lot in Kokomo Kove just sold.  Lot 7 Sunfish Street was steps from the private beach walkover and near the end of the cul-de-sac.  Crystal Beach is one of the most desired old-world subdivisions in Destin, Florida. You won’t find cookie-cutter homes in this community, but a laid-back beach feel and lifestyle.  One of the top reasons buyers seek Crystal Beach homes and lots is the location!  Moments away you will find Destin Commons, the new Whole Foods, shopping like Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Publix, Fresh Market, IMAX movie theater and dining options like Tuscany Italian Bistro, Cuvee Bistro, Outback, Chan’s Wine World, the Craft Bar, Baguette Bistro and more.  The beach and boardwalk are right down the street steps away at James Lee Park and the Crab Trap.

This building lot 7 Sunfish Street, Kokomo Kove in Crystal Beach, Destin Florida just sold for $285,000 in 77 days.

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Ready to sell your Crystal Beach, Destin Florida property?

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy: itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

New Destin Restaurant – Baguette Bistro – French Vietnamese Cuisine

 

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Vietnamese Pho soup in Destin, Florida, anyone? The new Destin restaurant, Zesty Baguette Bistro, has just that and  more. Billing itself as a French-Vietnamese concept, owner Duc Tran told us that Vietnamese cuisine goes way back with the influence of French cooking. He explained that he named the restaurant “Baguette Bistro” because the first French food brought to Vietnam was a baguette! Duc said it was time for a “different” type of restaurant in Destin. Vietnamese French cuisine brings an exciting new dining option.

My two friends immediately ordered the Pho soup.  They swooned at the savory taste and gave me a sample.  It was very hearty and substantial with a generous side dish of garnishes including bean sprouts, basil, pepper, lime, hoisin and chili sauce. You mix that right into the soup to your liking and my friends used all of it. Their bowls were enormous and they ate every drop, even tilting them to their mouths to finish it all!  Pho is only served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I ordered the lemongrass chicken. After one bite I smiled with joy at the bursting flavor in just one little piece of chicken. The meal was extraordinary- light, slightly spicy and very flavorful. I ate all of it.

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Other items on the menu are egg rolls, beef rillettes, fusion asian salad, krispy apple kale salad, mango wraps (three types),  classic co’m tam fragrant rice dishes with salmon, grilled pork, chicken or shrimp, shaken steak, mild yellow curry. Their signature sandwiches include epice chicken, southern buttermilk chicken, po boys. You can get Vietnamese banh mi, bun rice vermicelli, and more. Expanded dinner offering at a slight higher price include boeuf bourguignon, surlonge de boeuf, chicken paillard milanese, grilled lamb rack and more.   Their wine menu features many French wines.

The decor of Baguette Bistro is contemporary and urban, with exposed, painted ceiling ductwork and splashes of red and yellow in the hanging lamps. It was clean and beautiful.

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During lunch, the owner, Duc, came to check on us several times.  He is anticipating that his newly opened Destin restaurant will be packed in the summer as word gets out. I can see why!

Zesty Baguette Bistro is located at 4418 Commons Drive, across from Craft Bar and Chan’s Wine World, in the Publix plaza in Destin.

PRICES:

Lunch $8 to $16

Dinner $8 to $25

HOURS: Daily 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Beach Day in Destin Florida – James Lee Park at the Crab Trap

James Lee Park at Crab Trap Destin Florida

Just a few shots of the Destin Florida beach at James Lee Public Park and the Crab Trap. My husband and I go play on the sand most weekends…. There are always interesting things to see, shore birds, little creatures, gorgeous white sand, and more!

Here is a list of all Destin public beach accesses.

Enjoy!

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It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin,
Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.

Whole Foods – First Sushi – Destin Florida

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I couldn’t stand the excitement on Wednesday, waiting for my first opportunity to go to the grand opening of Whole Foods in Destin, Florida!  Finally, after a long day of work, I headed out. The parking lot was a challenge, but I luckily found a spot. The entire town of Destin and all its visitors had apparently descended on Whole Foods. I had never been to one previously, so this was a double thrill for me.  I tried to act casual as I strolled in with my carriage. Sure, I’ll do some real grocery shopping, I thought!  I pretended I knew what I was doing (Whole Foods – I go there all the time, right?)  I quickly bypassed the tub of broccoli for $5.99 and grabbed some blueberries and an onion.  After the produce section, the difficulty started.  I could hardly make it through the aisles with so many gawkers.

Whole FoodsI noticed Whole Foods does not put prices on the front of its meat offerings. For example, the hermetically sealed, organically grown chicken, neatly and vertically displayed, had no prices to conceal the food. You have to pick it up and turn it over. (I wonder if this is psychologically intended to make someone purchase with their eyes, then their hands, so become committed before turning the package over and discovering the price of $20.00?)  Strolling around the outer perimeter, the fish looked good. There were several preparations of salmon that were pre-packaged and ready to cook. I didn’t notice lobster, but maybe I missed it. There was a cheese section that seemed a lot smaller than Fresh Market.  Along the wall next to the stand were non-cheese cheeses, perhaps tofu based.  The wine section had some interesting choices, not the regular selections you would find at Publix or Fresh Market.  Some of the bottles marked “great value” were the same price you can get at Publix (for example, Troublemaker $16.99). When I came across the self-serve prepared foods banquets, I found a smorgasbord. For example, there was even a small section of Indian food.  I’ve been dreaming of that ever since I moved to the area from Connecticut.  There were about four long buffet style lines of everything from chili, soup to wings, rices, sides, etc.  I did not have time to inspect it all due to the crowds.

Whole Foods2There was no way I could access the middle aisles, so I decided to try the sushi.  I asked if they had eel.  A manager quickly appeared and said they do not, because it is not sustainable. That shut me up and I felt stupid. So, I grabbed an innocuous shrimp tempura kabuki roll.  I asked for extra ginger and was cheerily given a little tub for free.  Note: At Publix, they do charge extra for the little tub. It looked like wasabi in the package, so I did not request any. I wish I had. The green stuff in the package was just some limp lettuce. The wasabi itself was in a teeny squeeze packet. This was inferior to Publix’s already included, generous amount of store-prepared wasabi.  As for the sushi, it was delicious.

Next time I go back to Whole Foods, I will check out the pizza and wine bars, plus the long wall of bring-home-for-dinner packages next to the buffet, and of course, get some Indian food!

It’s Wendy… It’s Sold!

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
Email Wendy:
itswendy@rulnickrealty.com

Wendy Rulnick, Broker, sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Florida.