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11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Destin - Condo # 122, SOUTHBAY

closeness to the beach - yet reasonable rats

SUMMER: just steps away from the beach.

Please contact owner!

This condominium (Number 122 on the map)is located just a few steps from our incredible white, sandy beach! The beach can be seen from the window, the clear blue/green waters of the Emerald Coast are so near bye. This is the ideal location for your relaxing vacation, away from the strain and bustle of the hot city.

April and May is a perfect time for an uncrowded beach, sunshine and good weather after the cold winter!

It is a wonderful family vacation in the SUMMER.

This apartment is complete in itself, 2 stories (the bedrooms are upstairs), just like living in your own home. Comfortable and cozy in the warm winter, and so close to the water in the SUMMER.

Share this experience with your family and friends, or just come to relax, a great get-away from everyday life.

Keywords: condo on the beach, town house, vacation rental, year round

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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I am a hotel owner in a ski resort and have been in the rental business for over 40 years. My ski resort is in Taos, New Mexico, at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, where I have the Edelweiss Chalet (listing # 45687, vrbo).

I love my beachside condo and spend time here every Fall. It is a perfect change and contrast to the high altitude and mountain living.

Please come and enjoy my beach condo!

ILSE MAYER purchased this condo in 1978

Why ILSE MAYER chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

CLOSENESS TO THE BEACH, incredible location, recently remodeled bathrooms!

Quaint, clean, convenient, home away from home, reasonable rate.

What makes this condo unique

2 tennis courts next door,

2 pools on premises,

quiet location away from highway,

several beautiful golf courses within 10 miles


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great condo. Right by the beach and the pool. It was clean and had everything we needed. Ilse was a pleasure to work with. Hope to be return tenants. We had 6 adults and one toddler and our dog Bud and had plenty of room!Thanks again. June 7th-14

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, great review and recommendation. Please note that bringing the pet was an exception this time, not a general rule! I am glad they enjoyed their vacation.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time awesome place enjoyed that it was so close to the beach. It was everything we expected and more

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy, I really appreciate that. I had just finished putting in the new floors upstairs before your arrival! And yes the beach was awesome. Thanks for coming, hope to see you there again soon.
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On the beach but could not sit on it!

  • 2 of 5

The condo was clean and as described. Ilse was easy to work with. I have vacationing on different beaches every summer. LOVE the beach. I have never had this problem arise. A man on the beach rents wood chairs and umbrellas. We like to take our own chairs that sit close to the ground and sit them on the edge of the water. As we sat our chairs on the edge of the ocean, the rental guy said we can only sit our chairs in approximately 10 foot area, which was already full of the other vacationers. No room for our chairs. He said he has the full cooperation of the condo owners association and we could not put our chairs anywhere else on the beach except behind his rental chairs although we were renters of that condo. I do not mind to pay the money for the rental but the chairs were the hard wood slats that would of killed my back and they could not be moved closer to the water. So we loaded up our vehicle every morning and drove to the public beaches. It was one of the worst vacations because of the beach access. My husband was mad every morning as we were packing up for the beach, although we had a beach front condo. I am writing this review almost 1 year later because I always appreciate others' honest reviews and I never posted this issue. The picture of the empty beach with a few rental chairs must have been taken in the winter because did not not look like this in June!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you like the condo and it was what you expected. That is my responsibility and that is what this review should be sbout. As for the beach, I am sure that it is crowded at times, it is just such a wonderful beach. However I as the owner of just the condo - not the beach - do not have control over the beach. I wish I could help you there. My advise it that you should come in the Spring or Fall when it is less crowded, not in the peak season. For the past 30 or more years nobody has ever rated the condo based on the crowd on the beach.
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Destin Kiting

  • 4 of 5

I was down in Desting for some winter kiteboarding.

The condo is right on a gorgeous beach and close to all the restaurants. Getting in, and dealing with Ilse was pleasurable and simple.

I will try to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay near the ocean!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here the past three years and have already made reservations for next year. The condo is clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans, utensils....everything you need to cook a gourmet meal for those evenings when you stay home and cook for yourselves. We brought our own small gas grill and grilled out on the patio quite often. The bedrooms are comfortable too. Ilse recently renovated the shower in the master bath. It's great!! The condo is only a few steps from the white sandy beach. I enjoyed swimming in the crystal clear ocean. My wife and I surf fished a few times and did quite well. We walked a mile or two along the beach most mornings and enjoyed watching the dolphins swim and surf in the waves. There are many excellent restaurants nearby. The seafood is fantastic. I would definitely recommend this condo. Ilse is a joy to talk to. She is very gracious and accomadating.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Happy With Our Choice

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as depicted, it was clean and well maintained with a great location. Ilse was a pleasure to work with and easy to contact. It was very close to the beach with easy access and a shower at the gazebo for rinsing off sand. We only had 4 adults, so there was plenty of space and privacy for a relaxing week.

Our son and new daughter-in-law were married at a house in the neighboring Dunes of Destin subdivision, and our location could not have been better for celebrating this happy event. A short walk down the beach (about a block) and we were in their back yard. As we prepared some of the food for the wedding and rehearsal dinner, I can definitely say that the kitchen was very well equipped with appliances and utensils. The subdivision was well maintained and parking was very convenient, since we had family and friends staying nearby, there was ample extra parking for our visitors throughout the week. I would definitely stay again, or recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lori, for the very nice and long review !!! I am so glad that the condo was convenient for you and to your expectations! I hope to see you there again sometime in the future!!! ILSE
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2 Tennis courts next to the condo

2 swimming pools on premises


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Destin, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £102
Pet Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 11.0%

A 50% deposit is required within 10 days of original request. Upon receipt a confirmation will be sent out with the contract. At this point a damage deposit of $ 200 will be required. It will be returned approximately 2 weeks after checking out if there is no damage or anything missing in the condo.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Destin in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, newly remodeled
  • 2 full bathrooms on 2nd floor, (where bedrooms are) 1/2 bath on the main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen size beds, 1 in each bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in 3rd bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
children's playgrounds, entertainment, grocery stores all very close

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