Posted on 2/22/2022
The wonderful world of Windancer is located in the heart of beautiful Miramar Beach (just east of Destin) along the Emerald Coast. Both the wind and sun dance across the jewel toned, sparkling green waters of the Gulf at this beach-side paradise. Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to be able to offer your family the opportunity to experience this special destination. You may select one of four unique private residences for a big reunion but also have the option to rent a one bedroom condominium that overlooks the beautiful beach. If you are planning a large family reunion your group may want to rent some of each since you could all stay in the same community.
Destin Blue at the Windancer Cottages was probably named for the fact that this three bedroom, two bath, two story home looks down onto its own big sparkling blue swimming pool! This pool measures sixteen feet wide by thirty-two feet long so there is plenty of room for everyone. It sits in a fenced-in patio area that also has an adjacent sitting tub for soothing relaxation. The interiors are bright and cheery with light yellow walls accented by rich molasses brown tile flooring. Two comfortable couches and a double sized arm chair face a mounted by a big Flat screen TV. A dining area off the kitchen has six tall straw-thatched chairs around a rectangular glass topped table. Two wooden bar chairs nearby flank the bar that faces a nicely appointed kitchen. This first floor also has the perfect kid's room since the bedroom on this level contains two bunk beds and can sleep four. It also has a full bath off the hallway. Upstairs you will find a spacious Master Bedroom with a king sized bed and private access to a balcony. The guest bedroom on the second floor has a double bed and shares the full bathroom with the master. Stairs lead up to a cute "look out" room on the third level which has an open sun deck with 360 degree views which includes partial gulf views.
Another Windancer Cottage selection includes Lemon Drop named for the cheerful yellow color of this two story, Florida styled colonial home. This two bedroom, two and one half bath vacation home can actually sleep nine since there are three sleeper sofas in the spacious first floor living area. Light parchment colored tile flooring sweeps across the entire downstairs with warm, cream colored walls for a bright, open look. Comfortable furnishings are in soft, neutral pastel colors which complete the cheery ambiance. Six high backed, richly woven straw chairs sit around a glass topped table that is next to the ample kitchen. There is also a Powder Room off the hall on this level. Upstairs are two Master Bedroom Suites since each has its own private bath. The main suite has a big king sized bed and the other a nice queen sized version. Both bedrooms have individual access to a long balcony that extends across the back of the house upstairs and looks down onto a nice fenced sun deck with a charming swimming pool. The pool provides a wonderful spot to take a cool plunge after a hot day of tanning!
Jolebo Landing is another wonderful option at the Windancer Cottages. This 3,000 square foot home looks like a mini Mediterranean mansion which is lushly landscaped with towering palms and other tropical plantings. It has a graceful covered front porch, a charming wrap around balcony on the second level and an open Observation Deck on the third! This updated home includes gorgeous bamboo and travertine marble floor, granite counter tops, Nantucket styled furnishings and top of the line kitchen appliances. The Great Room on the main floor has soaring ceilings which are accentuated by floor to ceiling windows everywhere. This spacious room has plenty of room for entertaining family and friends in comfortable surroundings. A separate family room is available as well. There is a nice breakfast table off the open kitchen as well as a formal dining room, both of which have views of the large, seasonally heated swimming pool in the back court yard. The first floor also hosts the main Master Bedroom Suite which is handsomely decorated with faux painted, burnt orange walls and a king sized, four posted bed. This suite actually has its own laundry area for convenience although the main laundry room is off the kitchen. The big private bathroom has a squared garden tub under a triple set of windows, twin separate vanities on opposite walls and even a big ottoman to sit on while changing your clothes. Upstairs there are two very tastefully decorated guest bedrooms with individual access to the wrap around balcony which is awesome. This beautiful balcony looks down onto the big rectangular pool with a patio that is so lushly landscaped; you will feel like you are looking down on your own private courtyard oasis! One of the bedrooms up here is another Master Suite with its own private bath, while the other guest room has access to a nice hall bath. The hallway also has a set of adorable bunk beds for the little ones since it was especially made for children. The third floor has twin beds in what is called the "Loft Bedroom" since it is on the top floor with private access to the Observation Deck.
Besides the wonderful properties themselves at the Windancer Cottages, you will find yourself located less than five minutes away from restaurants, shopping and fun. Silver Sands, the largest designer outlet in the nation, has over 100 renowned names to choose from and is within walking distance of Windancer. (But take your car because you will be carrying lots of designer bags full of treasure with huge savings!) Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is less than five minutes away towards the east and includes upscale boutiques, art galleries as well as a number of fine restaurants including Vintij, Tommy Bahama's, Cantina Laredo, Fleming's Steakhouse, and P. F. Chang's. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is open at Sandestin and all you have to do is tell the guard at this gated community that you are going there. Your friends and family will enjoy this special Disney like enclave which looks like a "new and improved" version of old New Orleans. Charming restaurants, shops and lively bars abound. Here you may go on a memorable dinner cruise launched from the Baytowne Marina onto Choctawhatchee Bay aboard the SS Solaris with a complimentary discount for our guests. A multi-course dinner and live musical entertainment is provided on their three hour adventures which are often accompanied by a dolphin escort or a vivid sunset across the western waters. From Windancer, you can also stroll down the beach to go eat at Surf Hutor have a munch and enjoy a cold beer at the beach side Whale's Tail. If you like to play golf, you may enjoy a special Ocean Reef Resorts complimentary discount at the nearby Seascape Golf Course. It's "water, water everywhere" when you golf at this championship course since almost all of the fairways feature languid lagoons, pristine ponds or exotic coastal dune lakes. Some of the fairways also have views of the gulf in the distance so there are a lot of beautiful visual distractions which may provide quite challenge to your game!
Windancer also consists of a four story condominium complex right on the beach that provides its guests with the same sense of exclusive, private privilege as the single family vacation homes and shares the same awesome location. Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to offer accommodations here as well, with both one and two bedroom suites available to you and yours. Every condominium at Windancer has full, stunning views of the Gulf due to the low rise, beachfront locale which rises over the gentle dunes which border the beach. A large kidney shaped pool overlooks the gorgeous, emerald green waters with views all the way to the horizon. It's the perfect place to enjoy the sun, take a dip in the pool or swim in the ocean. An adjacent grassy area leads to a small patio which has a convenient place for grilling. Here you can create your own "Surf n Turf" meal while invigorating your appetite with the sun splattered waters and the fresh, salt scented breezes. Each of Ocean Reef's one bedroom, one and one half bath properties can sleep up to six people since the hallway includes tucked-in, bunk bed as well as a queen sized sofa bed in the living area. Our larger two bedroom, two bath beach property here can accommodate up to eight guests, each with their own bed.
Whether you decide to create your own "home away from home" in one of our four fantastic vacation homes at the Windancer Cottages or decide that a beachfront condo will serve your needs, we are sure that you will enjoy your stay at the wonderful world of Windancer. As always, it is our great pleasure at Ocean Reef Resorts to fulfill your family needs along the Emerald Coast with a vast selection of vacation rentals in Destin and its neighboring towns and communities.