Sandestin is the spot along the Emerald Coast

Sandestin is an all-inclusive resort in Destin, Florida.

Sandestin is an all-inclusive resort in Destin, Florida.

We’ve lived in Sandestin for several years and we’re constantly having fun. Sandestin is about 2,400 acres, but has a small time feel.

The resort straddles Highway 98 and hugs up against Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The resort truly has everything.

Got a boat? They have a marina.

Want to golf? Four courses await.

Hungry? About a dozen eateries – ranging from high-end, sosphiticated meals to a 50s hamburger joint – inhabit the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Along with several bars and a lagoon that kids can zip line across.

Shopping and more places to eat are right next door in Grand Boulevard. Restaurants like Tommy Bahama, Cantina Laredo, Flemming’s and Mitchell’s Fish Market are ready for your reservation. There are also numerous shops, and a Publix Supermarket to provide you with what ever you need.

But the best feature of the resort is the wide, white stretches of sugary sandy beaches. Grab a beach chair and lounge under the umbrella with a book, or spread out a beach towel and soak up the Florida sun. And the warm emerald waters sooth the urban weary soul.

Owners can scoot around on their Golf Cart, and Christina and I take full advantage. Living in Sandestin has be an incredible opportunity for us both and we love to call the resort home. There are plenty of homes, condos and lots available to choose from. The market is ready for first-time buyers. So call Christina today at 850.974.9704.

Christina Meinen is a Realtor specializing in selling and listing property and real estate in Destin, Sandestin and along Scenic Highway 30A. Call Christina today at 850.974.9704, or check out her new Real Estate Web site.

The beautiful beaches await you.

The beautiful beaches await you.

Condo just sold in Dunes of Crystal Beach, Destin, FL


This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home just sold in Destin, Florida.

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home just sold in Destin, Florida.



Dunes of Crystal Beach, Destin, Fla.


$1,395,00 — 4 bedrooms — 4 bathrooms — 2,661 square feet — Built in 2005


This beautiful condo will take your breath away. Each item in this home was individually selected by the owners from locations such as Soho, the Hamptons and Miami Beach. When you combine the wonderful décor with the incredible floor plan of this unit, you have the absolute best that is available on the beach in Destin.


Special touches include antique Murano sconces and other upgraded lighting throughout, as well as the beautiful Walnut travertine floors. This end-unit boasts four bedrooms and a separate media room. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom, outdoor balcony and wall-mounted plasma television with DVD player, giving each guest the opportunity to retreat into their own space at the beach. No expense was spared on the luxurious bedding.


The living room has a 5-point surround sound system with Pioneer plasma television. The Dunes of Crystal Beach is an exclusive condo that is located on 255 feet of private beach within walking distance of Destin Commons and all of the great shopping in Destin. It is only five minutes from the owner?s boat at Legendary Marina at he Mid-Bay Bridge. This unit has assigned underground parking and a large owner?s locker. The gym in the building is conveniently located on the same floor as this unit. Though on the second floor, this unit is really on the third floor as the first floor is dedicated to parking. In addition, there is a Gulf-front pool. It is fully-furnished with all window treatments and all but some original artwork conveys.


Christina Meinen is a Realtor specializing in selling and listing property and real estate in Destin, Sandestin and along Scenic Highway 30A. Call Christina today at 850.974.9704, or check out her new Real Estate Web site.

Buyer’s agents help cut through the clutter

Christina Meinen, Buyer's Agent and Realtor with Destin Real Estate Company.

Christina Meinen, Buyer's Agent and Realtor with Destin Real Estate Company.

Creating wealth through real estate investing is the name of the game and the buzzer is sounding NOW! Who do you have on your team?

The buyer’s agent is a no-cost tool that everyone should use. Whether you are looking to buy this week, next month, or next year, it is never too early to gain from the benefit of your own buyer’s agent.


Specializing as a buyer’s agent in Florida along Scenic Highway 30A, Sandestin, and Destin for the last five years, Christina Meinen knows how to navigate the rough waters of successful real estate investing. Christina’s passion gives a refreshing spin on real estate investing and her commitment to finding each buyer the best deal to fit their wants and needs.


Christina moved to the Emerald Coast to help buyers invest just two days after graduating from Mississippi State with a degree in Real Estate and Mortgage Appraisal Financing. Her zeal paid off as she quickly established herself as one of the area’s up and coming Realtors and her sales volume has steadily increased ever since. Last year Christina sold $8.9 million in real estate. By April 10 of this year, she has already sold $4.5 million – with an additional $5.6 million under contract as of May 1.


Recently married in July 2008, Christina changed her last name from McAllister to Meinen. Not only did she marry her bestfriend, but her husband Andy is now part of the team and his former journalism/Internet marketing background has been very beneficial in moving Christina’s career to the next level.


To ease your search and not waste your valuable time, Christina offers virtual window shopping right from the comfort of a private conference room along 30A. It is a great way to preview properties with Christina on a flat screen TV to grasp the feel for interiors of homes, areas to consider, and price ranges available before you head off on your tour of properties together. This will help leave time for you to hit the beach!


Keep a lookout for Christina’s new real estate Web site, which will be up and running by mid summer. Plus, find her via social networking on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These assets are crucial to keep Christina competitive and on the cutting edge of her industry.


Honesty, communication and professionalism are the hallmarks that Christina stands by. She’ll guide you through the inventory of condos, homes and properties now available along the Emerald Coast. Knowledge is key. What is the rental history of a home? How does a particular property compare to what’s around it? What area should you buy in? How can you trade properties and get a break on taxes?


Christina’s knowledge and expertise will ease your search and help you pinpoint your ideal piece of property along the worlds’ most beautiful beaches. From looking through beach homes, to making an offer, to cutting through the red tape, Christina will be there for you. She’ll push for the very best deal and make sure you know exactly what is what with your choice of vacation real estate.


The shimmering sugar sands and the calm emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico have lured many from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. The area’s beachfront communities are as unique as each buyer. Why get lost in the haze of inventory in Rosemary, Alys Beach, WaterSound, Seaside or WaterColor when you can have a professional Realtor by your side protecting your interests and assuring that you’re getting the best deal possible and getting shown all that is available.


Call Christina Meinen today for an appointment – (850) 974-9704.