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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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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 Destin in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Destin Condo with Breathtaking Gulf and Harbor Views
average rating of 4.730159 based on 65 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend! Beautiful views and a very relaxing atmosphere. We definitely will return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Teresa, Thanks so much for your kind review. The views are really incredible, and we hear that quite often. We'll be delighted to welcome you when you are ready to return. Regards, Edward
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seen better days.

  • 3 of 5

This condo is in a nice location and has been partially remodeled. The remodeled parts are nice, but the furnishings, bedding and some of the condo finishes are rather shabby and old. The couch, chairs and bedding also don't match what was shown in the photos.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very spacious and clean. Security to get in/out was also nice to know your family is safe. Great view from the balcony. Will definitely return for our next Destin trip.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spellbinding 👌

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about how fantastic this place is. We had a spectacular time, one that we will not soon forget. The accommodations were really 5 star. Loved everything about this 5th floor condo. Perfect balcony overlooking the gulf. Even the kitchen was beautiful. Someone in one of the reviews had complained about the bed but my husband and I had no problem sleeping in the very comfortable bed. I have no complaints. The security of this building is top notch. The grounds are very well maintained , everything was in perfect order. The pool and the hot tub were clean and inviting. We even enjoyed fireworks over the gulf as a kickoff for the seafood festival. My husband and I enjoyed our 2 mile walk in the mornings at sunrise. At sunset we walked on the sugar white sandy beaches. Wow, I can't wait until our next vacation . We already know where we want to go.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, but disappointing.

  • 3 of 5

When I first walked in, I was so pleasantly surprised! The granite, the woodwork for the cupboards, the flooring, the stainless steel, it was all so beautiful! Although the couch and chairs were not those pictured, they still coordinated.

You can imagine my disappointment when I found that the ironing board was 2 feet long and had to be placed on the kitchen counter - and not exactly what I needed to press my dresses or my husband's shirts.

Or, the fact that the bed in the master bedroom had a ridge thru the center, and a huge dip on the left side that rendered the bed so uncomfortable that both my husband and I had to sleep in the VERY firm bed in the guest room.

There were no beach towels- and although there was a sign to use black washcloths for makeup, there were none provided. As a matter of fact, there were so few towels and washcloths that just for the 2 of us, I had to wash them every other day..

The couch had such a dip in the middle that both cushions pulled you toward the middle. We ended up sitting in the chairs.

Although there was wifi, we couldn't access it, no matter how many times my husband and I reset the modem or tried to reengage our phones.

The outlets in the bathroom didn't work and we couldn't find a circuit breaker.

I called the Destin Luxury Rental number provided at least 4 times,during our stay but only got their answering service or voice mail. My phone calls were never returned.

But the views from the balcony were beautiful, the ocean gorgeous and the pool immaculate.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, we feel so bad that you encountered some issues during your stay. We try to make everything just right for our guests, and apparently didn't in your case. I contacted our property manager for comments: 1-Very few condos have a full-size ironing board as few guest want to iron much 2-Mattress in master bedroom is less than one year old. Many guest have commented that it's very comfortable. Satisfaction of mattress depends of different guest's preferences. Guess that's why the sleep number beds are popular. 3-We have a list of what is provided for guests. We don't provide beach towels. There are four bath towels in the vanity of each bathroom, but no daily maid service. Guests who use lots of towels may have to do laundry once. 4-We inspected electrical outlets in bathroom and all seemed to be working. 5-We have no record of phone calls to our office. Office was open the entire week of the guest's stay. We're very sorry you were disappointed.
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Great Location and views

  • 5 of 5

Quite location with views of East Pass and Destin Harbor.

Condo is very nice, we'll equipped kitchen! Pool area also very nice and we'll kept.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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
Summer, 2017
23 May 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall, 2017
17 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Seafood Festival
5 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring, 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 22 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer, 2018
23 May 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Protection £37.88 + Tax
Cleanup Fee £85.03 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
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