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Our family vacation home; Beach Front; Awesome view; and Comfortable;

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to our family’s condominium at Emerald Towers, a locale we have enjoyed for over 25 years. Our comfortable, well-appointed, 1800 sq.ft., 7th floor end unit with two walls of wrap-around windows offers a fantastic view of the Emerald coast from the living room, dining room, master bedroom, and balcony. Once you exit the building, you need only walk a mere 30 yards past the pool and down the boardwalk to arrive on the beach.

You might be interested to know that we just completed a total renovation of Unit 701. We have enlarged the master bathroom, moved some walls, installed new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, new floor tile throughout, fresh paint and colors, new kitchen appliances, and new furniture in all areas. The project took 4 months and was finished February 19, 2013. We are excited about the changes and believe it will be more comfortable for our family and for our guests like you.

We have decorated our vacation home with comfort and convenience in mind. Our family likes to cook in, so the kitchen is well supplied with pans, bowls, and utensils to make meal preparation easy. We also have installed new stainless steel kitchen appliances including a nearly silent dishwasher. A dedicated icemaker will keep your beach cooler supplied with cold ice all day. In the living room, we have built a high-quality media center with a 46” LCD TV, surround sound speakers, and Blu-ray player. The master bedroom also has a new LCD TV.

Emerald Towers Resort is a low-density high-rise condominium complex with just 84 units to share all the amenities. Two full service elevators provide rapid transit between the beach and our unit. The swimming pool’s deck area offers lounge chairs, tables, and umbrellas to enjoy when you are away from the beach. Two new grills have been installed for all guests to use. The exercise room, which overlooks the pool and the beach, is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machine, and weights. There are also two lighted tennis courts on the property for your use.

Emerald Towers prides itself on being a family friendly environment. It is the community policy not to rent to anyone under the age of 25. We have onsite security to protect our peaceful environment through the night hours. We are certain that you will enjoy a relaxing vacation if you choose to visit.


- One King Master Bedroom with private bath and balcony access

- One Queen Bedroom with separate bathroom

- Third Bedroom with two full size beds and private bathroom

- Spectacular corner wraparound windows with a floor to ceiling view of the beautiful Emerald Coast

- Balcony with café table and chairs overlooking the beach

- 46” TV, surround sound, and Blu-ray player in the living room

-TV’s and DVD players in each bedroom

- Fully equipped kitchen, dishes, cooking utensils, etc.

- Full-sized Washer and Dryer, in-unit

- All linens and towels provided, excluding beach towels

- Complimentary Wi-Fi Service, in-unit


- Gated community with onsite check-in

- Boats, RV’s and trailers require prior permission for parking. Space may only be available in the Emerald Towers overflow parking lot during busy seasons.

- On-Site Management and Security

- 200 feet of sugar white beach with beach umbrella and chair service available

- Seasonally heated pool

- Beachfront pool deck with two new gas grills for guests to use

- Fitness center, with view of pool and beach, is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes, an elliptical machine, and weights.

- Movie rental free from the onsite machine in the office

- 2 high-speed elevators servicing a mere 84 condos

- 2 On-site lighted tennis courts

- Beautifully landscaped grounds

- Onsite availability to rent jet skis, other water sport equipment, parasailing, etc.

- Central location for recreational activities, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and much more


• Relax by the pool or on the beach. You can rent umbrellas and chairs from a private beach service on the beach.

• Destin offers many choices to go deep sea fishing, rent a sailboat or jet skis, or go parasailing. Luther’s Pontoon, Kayak, and Jet Ski Rentals has a good reputation

• Golfers can play a different course almost every day. Some suggestions of courses that are rated 4 or 5 *

o Burnt Pine Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort (4 star)

o Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort (4.5 star)

o Kelly Plantation Golf Club (Fred Couples Design) (4.5 star)

o Emerald Bay Golf Club (5 star)

o Regatta Bay Golf Club (one of the best) (5 star)

o Indian Bayou Country Club (4 star)

o Eglin Air Force Base (2 courses open to the public) (4 star)

• Amusement Parks (just outside the Emerald Towers gate)

o Big Kahuna’s huge water park

o The Track—mini-golf, four go-cart tracks, and lots of different rides

• Naval Air Museum in Pensacola; an all-day activity but extremely interesting and worth the time; great for a rainy day


• Super Wal-Mart

• Super Target

• Publix

• Sexton’s Fresh Sea Food Market

• Destin Commons –upscale shops, restaurants, Bass Pro Shop

• Silver Sands Outlet Mall


• Harbor Docks-local favorite

• Dewey Destin-“Hole in the wall” place but great food and on the dock

• Back Porch-short walk down the beach from Emerald Towers

• La Famiglia-very good Italian, locally owned

• Mellow Mushroom—some of the best pizza

• A.J.’s—very popular

• Bay Café—excellent food

• Callahan’s – local favorite

• Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn-upscale dining

• Donut Hole-excellent pastries

• Krispy Kreme—be sure to get donuts when the “Hot” light is on

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2017

About The Owner

For over 25 years our family has been going to Emerald Towers for our summer vacations. We have always rented and dealt with the uncertainties of different condos. So when we had an opportunity to purchase Unit 701, we were thrilled. We could make it just the way we wanted it for ourselves and our guests.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why The Owner chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Emerald towers is a one building, 84 unit complex that prides itself on being family centered. We love the staff there. Ann, Alice, and Deborah at the front desk and Larry and all the maintenance crew work very hard to take excellent care of Emerald Towers and everyone who is visiting there. The pool, the walkways, and the grounds are always very neat and clean and held to the highest standard.

What makes this condo unique

Having the pool right outside the back door of the building and the beach less than 30 yards from there makes going to and from the beach extremely convenient. We feel very safe for our entire family, even our children when they were children. There is a security gate to get to the property from the street and a security gate to get from the beach to the pool area. Also there is an onsite security guard during the evening hours. Good for peace of mind.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walkin shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walkin shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
  • King size beds (1) One King size in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) One Queen size bed with private bath in second bedroom, Double Beds (2) Two double beds with private bath in third bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unbelievable Wrap-Around Glass, Corner View Family Condo; Beachfront Fitness Room with View Overlooking Pool and Beach, Well-Equipped with Exercise Equipment; Two Lighted Tennis Courts; Gated Community; On-Site Check-In


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Our family vacation home; Beach Front; Awesome view; and Comfortable;
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Spring break 17

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this condo unit and we were not disappointed. The owner is very prompt in getting back with your inquiry and is very easy to work with. The unit is very clean and well stocked. We love this particular unit for the spacious living areas. We had 6 people and were very comfortable during our stay. The views from the living room and balcony area are what keep us coming back to Emerald Towers 701. The condo building itself is very clean and not crowded like some larger buildings. The staff are awesome and do a great job keeping the areas clean. Just can't say enough about this place. Thanks Bobby!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

A very GRATEFUL Tennessee Family

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank this owner for responding to our request so quickly. We arrived & had already paid for another room, when we arrived someone was already in the room we had paid for. Homeaway very graciously arranged for a hotel room for the first night. (That seller never responded to our calls or emails). I got back on Homeaway at midnight and made several request, this owner got back to us at 7 am on Sunday morning and we got into his unit by 11 am. Truly a wonderful person and very thankful for his help. The room is perfect and clean/well kept. Very spacious and kitchen well stocked just like home. This owner was more than helpful and we are so very grateful. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a perfect week staying at this condo. It was lovely, well furnished, and super clean. The beach views are gorgeous in the living room and master bedroom. The beds were comfortable and the furniture, too. Emerald Towers was immaculate. The elevators were quick and everything was clean and well-maintained, including the pool. Beach service was prompt and the condo owner provided a free setup with the condo rental, which we really appreciated. Bobby, the owner, was very responsive and easy to work with. We received notice of our deposit refund the day we left, and we are already planning our next visit. Emerald Towers 701 is a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cullman, AL

Perfect Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best condos we've rented on the Gulf - and we've visited annually for many years. It was beautifully decorated, spotless, up-to-date appliances, and the perfect size for our group of five...three adults and two children.

The condo was close to restaurants, shopping, and recreation areas, but there was no need to leave the property if you were so inclined. The kitchen had every tool/appliance you could ask for and made preparing meals easy. The beach and pool were right as you stepped out the door, and there was a complimentary beach umbrella and chairs.

We highly recommend this property and hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Emeral Towers in the past and it has always been a pleasant experience. I have to say the other condos in the building are not as nice as this one, though. The view is amazing, it is tastefully decorated and extremely clean. The owner is very quick to respond to email/text and goes above and beyond to insure your stay is relaxing and worry free. I love that 2 beach chairs and an umbrella were also included in the price! Don't hesitate to book this one!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent another visit at this unit. I cannot say enough about it. There is absolutely nothing that could make it any more enjoyable. I will return every year, hopefully.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Kahuna's Waterpark Across Street; Multiple 4 & 5 Star Golf Courses, Destin Commons and Silver Sands Outlet Mall Close Proximity, Gulfarium Sea Aquarium, Boat Rentals, Marinas, Boat Launches, Deep Sea Fishing, Go-Cart Tracks, Navy Air Museum, Miniature Golf, Water Sports, Parasailing, Pontoon and Sailboat Rental, Jet Ski and Kayak Rental, and much more


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Destin, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

$500 Reservation/Security Deposit is retained until completion of your stay.
Total amount of Rent is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Reservation/Security Deposit is refunded after your departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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