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Beautiful Destin Condo with Breathtaking Gulf and Harbor Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,240 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL! If our condo is vacant and you book within 7 days before your arrival, we'll take 25% off your rent!

HBO and Cinemax are now INCLUDED, so you can get great movies in addition to all the basic channels.


'We really enjoyed staying in your condo. It was probably the nicest place we have ever stayed. The views from your balcony were awesome. We loved watching the boats in the pass and the harbor while eating breakfast on your balcony every morning. We hope to return sometime.'

Thanks, Dale and Eileen Castle

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Destin is one of Florida’s most romantic and exciting cities. Visitors will find wonderful waterfront restaurants, fantastic shopping areas, sugar-sand beaches with miles of shoreline, and some of the best fishing in all of Florida. Destin is renowned for its world-class golf courses, including Kelly Plantation, and Sandestin Golf Club that hosts the PGA Seniors Championship each year.


Our Condominium is located on Holiday Isle in Destin. Holiday Isle is not an island, but a peninsula with miles of beach front, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, East Pass, and the Destin Harbor. East Pass is a mile-wide inlet providing access to the Gulf of Mexico from the huge Chocktawhatchee Bay and Destin Harbor. You can view all the boating activity through the Pass from this condominium, from jet-skis to charter fishing boats to grand yachts. Just a short walk from our condo you’ll find the jetties of East Pass. Huge boulders give protected feeding grounds to all varieties of fish. Spend the day snorkeling or bring your fishing pole and fish from the jetties.

Destin Harbor has it all! Fishing boats, charter boats, party boats, sailboat cruises, jet ski rentals, snorkeling cruises, dinner cruises, nightlife, marinas, restaurants, shopping, boardwalk, and live music. You can rent pontoon boats and spend the day with the dolphins at Crab Island. Party Boats offer 6-hour fishing trips for as little as $45, and you’ll likely come back with lots of amberjack, grouper, and snapper.


If you look at the photos of our condo, you’ll see the loving care that has gone into making this much more than just a rental condo at the beach. Newly renovated, we offer granite counters, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, everything upgraded. We’ve made this into your “home” at the beach. The floor plan is unique. And it's furnished completely like a home with many paintings and accessories, much different from the “standard stripped-down' condos you may have rented in the past. Check the photos.

'...Janet and i agreed that we felt we were staying in someone's home. (an outstanding one at that)...'

The kitchen is FULLY equipped if you really want to cook on your vacation. Coffee grinder, brewer, food processor, new microwave, every imaginable utensil, many cups, plates, wine glasses and about everything you might need.

We have a DVD player, 42-inch wide-screen TV with HBO and Cinemax, Wi-Fi, a full cabinet of books for your enjoyment, plus lots of games.

Destin is very safe, but why worry? Security--We've got it! Gate code for parking, elevator code to access your floor, door code specifically for your stay, and a hotel safe so you can go to the beach without taking your jewelry.

The 30-foot balcony has new chairs. It gives you wonderful views of East Pass, the Gulf of Mexico, the swimming pool, and the Destin Harbor. Have breakfast on the veranda while watching the fishing boats traveling through the East Pass toward the fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. In the evening, have a drink and watch the dolphins going through the pass, then when as gets dark, go to the other table and view the magic lights from the boats in the Destin Harbor. '...We loved watching the boats come in every evening from the balcony...'

When you walk in, your unforgettable vacation will begin. The tasteful furnishings will make you happy you chose our condo.


Keywords: Condominium, Destin, beach

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About The Owner

This is a recent photo of us on a San Francisco vacation. We live in Tallahassee and come to our condo whenever we have a few days to spare (and if it's not rented).

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Holiday Isle

We have been visiting Destin for many years. Our favorite place to stay has long been East Pass Towers because of it's wonderful location and views of the harbor and the inlet. When we had to opportunity to purchase this property, we jumped.

What makes this condo unique

We stay here often and want you to have the same feeling that we have as the owners, so we've put in lots of homey extras, like fine wine glasses, a fountain, plants, and wonderful pictures throughout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Edward and Sharon,

Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that we had a wonderful time in Destin. The weather was perfect and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

The views from the balcony are breathtaking and jeff got alot of good pictures. We watched the dolphins playing Saturday evening.

We ate at Gilligans and really enjoyed it. The food was wonderful and the price is very reasonable. We also had lunch at Callahans and were very impressed.

We will return soon.
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Holiday Isle in Destin

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No boats or trailers on the property.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful king bed in mirrored room with direct access to balcony and great views of East Pass. Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in large bedroom has direct access to balcony and great views of East Pass. Queen size sleeper sofa (1).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Extra security - Combination door lock with codes specific only to your rental dates. Hotel safe so you don't have to take your stuff to the beach with you.


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Beautiful Destin Condo with Breathtaking Gulf and Harbor Views
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 76 reviews

Great Anniverrsary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this condo for our 30th anniversary! It was clean and just perfect! The location was great and the views breathtaking! We loved being right by Norriego Point. We were able to get around without renting a car. We used Uber, Lyft and the water taxi. I hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Destin condo. The water taxi is a real treat to take across the Destin harbor to all the great restaurants. Lots of times they'll give you a little tour of the nice places around the harbor. Please come back to stay again soon. Edward
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Tallahassee, Fl


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful condo. We felt safe and secure with all the security precautions. We love the location. It is close to everything. And the view of the Gulf and Bay is spectacular. I highly recommend this condo for anyone looking for a comfortable, relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albany, Ga

Really Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Interior is very nicely appointed and tastefully decorated. Accurate pictures and a Great location as no traffic to speak of and close to everything. Amazing view of the harbor which is one of the prettiest in Fla. A very nice trip!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, comfortable condo with harbor & ocean views out of the hustle & bustle

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a relaxing, fun time at the condo really enjoyed the views of the harbor and the ocean, took a walk to a great swim area across from the harbor, saw the dolphins swimming in the harbor to bed down in the evenings, enjoyed the clean hot tub and pool, was never crowded or loud. Edward, the owner, was very receptive to our questions regarding recommendations of good restaurants (which were right on target, we actually ate at Dewey Destins 3 times in 3 days haha), he also was quick to text and email us the name and number to the water taxi service which was very pleasant and private and they even drove us around the harbor for a little while to sight see. Overall a very relaxing time, we have already discussed future plans to return to the area and would stay here again if it's available. Thank you for making it a great stay Edward! Cindy Folk & family

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cindy, Sharon and I are so happy that your family enjoyed staying at our condo. We love Destin, the dolphins, the restaurants, and the beaches. We love to sit on the veranda to enjoy the views also. We're delighted that you would like to come back for another stay. Edward ODonnell
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Clean, comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Owners were great to work with when we had to switch dates due to Irma.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. Also, very happy to work with you to change the dates so you could come earlier before the hurricane. Hope you'll come back again soon.
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Comfortable and well located

  • 4 of 5

This is a 3.5 star rating. Spent a long weekend here while house-hunting in the area. For that purpose it was very well located, but it is a 5 minute drive just to get off Holiday isle and back to 98. The condo itself is nice, kitchen is fine, oddly placed ceiling fan in the den area kind of renders it not too effective. An irritant was the fact that the tv did not work, no combination of remotes (some without batteries) , buttons, or anything could get the tv in the den to work. Called the management company and was put on hold for 10 minutes, finally just gave up. The linens left a bit to be desired, sheets thin and a bit scratchy, towels not plush. The master king was fine, altho the bed skirt was torn off half of one side, which looked kind of tacky. The air conditioning works fine in the main area, but the master is not nearly as cool as the living area. There is a ceiling fan which helps some with it being a bit warm.. Furnishings are nice and comfy. Overall it was very pleasant being in the condo and on the balcony.

Kind of a surprise is the location to "beach". I knew this place was on the Pass, but thought we would have access to some sandy beach at water's edge. No. You have a pool and then a sandy boxed in area that runs to the edge of the rock covered bank that is at waters edge If you want to actually go to the beach that will entail getting in your car and driving to a public beach. You could walk out of the property, down the road and then have sandy beach on the edge of the Pass, I guess. The view from the balcony is nice, entertaining to watch the boats come in and out of the Pass.

Speaking of cars. This was a first for me. The building has ground level under building parking. But you can't park there. Each unit has a spot number for that unit, but it is for owners only. They make it very clear that it is a tow away zone if you are not an owner, so you get to park your vehicle on the side of the building car out in one of the uncovered lots. Pretty hot out there, and as the elevators are in the middle of the building you have to schlep your bags, groceries in from the lot, thru the :owners parking"and to the elevator. I have never seen this before, it makes no sense, and frankly it ticked me off.

Overall this was a nice condo, it was very clean, nicely furnished, enjoyable to stay in. Pool is nice,owner is a pleasure to work with. Would stay again, if I can park under the building.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we're really sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, but glad to hear you would come back again if you could park under the building. Our property manager is usually very prompt, but it looks like they dropped the ball with you. Had it been me without TV in the den, I think I would have called back again, but understand your frustration. Really happy that you enjoyed the great view from the balcony. Regards, Sharon and Edward
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McGuire's Irish Pub
Good food, great value. You can share most meals because of the quantity of good food. They ...
Dewey Destin's Seafood and Restaurant
Really fresh seafood here. Order at the counter, then wait at your seat on the dock overlook...
Marina Cafe
Gourmet dining on the harbor. Get there before 6 pm and it's buy one, get one free. Our favo...
La Famiglia
Great Italian food overlooking the East Pass.
Harbor Docks
Great seafood, but we love it for a great breakfast with coffee for under 8 bucks. Sit outsi...
Harborwalk Village
Great walking around area. See the fish catch when the boats come in. Lots of great restaura...

Destin is home to the largest fishing fleet in Florida. Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Red Fish (drum), Flounder, Pompano, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Triggerfish, Ladyfish, an occasional Tarpon, Blue Marlin, and Billfish of all varieties.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Holiday Isle, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring, 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 22 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer, 2018
23 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Jul 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer, 2018
17 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early fall
5 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Seafood Festival
4 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Fall
9 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018-2019
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleanup Fee £81.69 + Tax
Damage Protection £36.39 + Tax

Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed.
Sorry, no pets.
No smoking in the condo or balcony.
Maximum of 6 persons.
Persons under 25 years old must be accompanied by an adult guest.

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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