Big Plans for Sandestin

Sandestin, FL – There are some major events on the horizon for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Sandestin owner Tom Becnel said recently in a Northwest Florida Daily News article that he has two major new developments in the design phase, as well as several new additions to the resort this year.

Becnel is in the planning stages of a 96-unit condominium and a 36-home subdivision.

The condo project is slated for the Osprey Point property between the Heron Walk and Baypine Cottages communities in the Lakeside area of Sandestin. Becnel plans to market the units in the spring and if sales are strong, he will start construction this fall.

The new subdivision will be built across from the Burnt Pine Golf Club on a parcel of undeveloped land. Becnel couldn’t say when construction on that project would begin. But he did say that the is focusing on buyers, who are looking to stay in Sandestin for the long haul and not speculators.

Another project Becnel has been been working on is the $2-million renovation of the Bayside Inn that should wrap up at the end of March. The Inn will be rebranded with a new logo, furniture in all condos and a new pool deck, Becnel said.

The marina at Baytowne is also looking to get upgraded. Becnel applied for permits from the Army Corps of Engineers for a new pier and boat dock for 50 to 70 boats 100 feet or longer. The marina will also get a floating water park and will continue to rent YOLO boards this summer.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will get two new tenants, Becnel said. The Hofbrau Beer Garden is scheduled to open by Spring Break. And a new Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop will open in the next few months.

Sandestin is booming and will continue to grow. Call Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777 or Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 today for more information about real estate and property in Sandestin.