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next available week is August 18 - 25

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

closeness to the beach - yet reasonable rates! Well kept and appealing.

SUMMER: just steps away from the beach. Weekly rents in June, July. Flexible in May, August, Setpember.

Please contact owner!

This condominium (Number 122 on the map)is located just a few steps from our incredible white, sandy beach! You can see beach and smell the water from the patio, 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 citys.

MAY, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY is a perfect time for an uncrowded beach, sunshine and good weather after the cold winter! Lower rates during those times.

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 wonderful 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.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


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, TAOS SKI VALLEY, NM (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 Destin

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

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

Always being improved and remodeled! Very well kept.

I love my condo!

What makes this condo unique

2 tennis courts next door,

2 pools on premises,

easy parking in front of the door,

quiet location away from highway, safe,

several beautiful golf courses within 10 miles


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Destin in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, newly remodeled
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , nice walk-in shower, all tiled, glass door
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 full bathrooms on 2nd floor, (where bedrooms are) 1/2 bath on the main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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next available week is August 18 - 25
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

It is ideal if you plan to go to the beach often because it is steps away. It is a short drive from the main attractions of Destin. Plus grocery shopping is just right across the highway. Its unique location does make it difficult to find using GPS, which was an occasional issue when hailing an uber or lyft. But it was so conveniently located to everything, renting a car during our stay was not necessary. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to hear when my guests enjoy the quaint condo complex and its special location, the nearness of the beach and town facilities. It helps to relax and get rid of the everyday problems - when you can just sit on the beach and listen to the waves. I take pride to have the condo updated regularly and comfortable and welcoming for my guests. I hope to see all back often. Thank you.
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Perfect beach vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect for family of 6, had everything needed to enjoy eating in or the info to order in, or where to go..... the owner is very easy to work with and available if needed. The condo was so close to the beach we could run the kids back for food or potty breaks..... Will be back....

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda and Family. I am glad you were comfortable and the condo was as you expected it. I know it is great for families because of its location so close to the beach. I always try to keep it clean and remodel frequently. Communication was easy. It was a pleasure to have you. Please come back!! ILSE M.
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The condo was not in full operational order BEACH Was absolutely beautiful

  • 1 of 5

The dishwasher you and operate with a spoon to turn the knob, the shower didn't drain in the master bathroom, the bathtub did not turn into a bathtub the plunger would not go down so you could stop up the water, pieces of the refrigerator were missing , the dishwasher backed up in to the sink, I tried to call the property owner and she would not answer my phone calls only emails! Make sure to take pictures and videos upon arrival and departure and save all emails to and from! She did tell us there was a small problem with the dishwasher, unfortunately the repair she was talking about maintenance told us the dishwasher was so outdated they don't even make the part! Make sure you bring towels. 90% of the dishes in the cabinets contained food still stuck to them! After emailing her about the issues her response was "we should be happy that we were in Florida and on the beach" also " you received a $400 discount by booking in February " I took many pictures of the property and videos upon arrival and departure, along with kept all emails! There is a lot more to add just make sure you don't have to spend much time at the condo during your stay! TO ADD THERE IS NOT a SLEEPER Sofa! Very dissatisfied!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that you were not satisfied with my beautiful condo. I would like to say that the small problems - like unclogging the drain in the shower - are now taken care of, as well as the dishwasher is replaced with a beautiful new one. I hope you will be back in the future. Sincerely, ILSE MAYER
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enjoyable week

  • 4 of 5

We went to Destin for a wedding. The condo was close to a lot of activities. The space of the place was great for all of us. It was a quiet community. The one thing is that the televisions in the bedroom did not work. All in all a good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Destin and in my condo. I wish I had known about the TV problem. We immediately bought a new TV and installed it in the Bedroom. You picked a wonderful quiet time to come! Keep that in mind! Hope to see you back in the future!
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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: 20-May-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: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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2 Tennis courts next to the condo

2 swimming pools on premises


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.21
Pet Fee £75.37
Damage Deposit £150.74

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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