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Well, Hello Sunshine!

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


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Can Sleep Up To 4)

Located in the center of the Magnolia House, this great unit offers views of refreshing sunrises and magnificent sunsets from your private, covered balcony. Unrestricted views of the Gulf, East Pass and beach. What A View!

This condo offers all the amenities for a totally relaxing stay.

It's not easy to describe all the benefits of renting this unit, so we suggest taking the time to read some of our property reviews. They should help to answer any questions.

Our complimentary beach service includes one umbrella and two chairs arranged by our beach attendants, available March 1st through October 31st.

Flat Screen TV's, WiFi, and a DVD/CD/FM player that's I-Pod compatible are provided in the living room.

Our Cox TV Package includes an On Screen Program Guide, over 40 HD Channels and 50 Music Channels.

The nicely furnished bedroom features new King size bedding, quality accessories and Flat Screen TV. A complimentary hair dryer is provided in the bathroom. We can comfortably accommodate up to 4, but limit adult occupancy to no more than 3 persons.

Magnolia House is a 6-story mid rise building located within the community of Destin Pointe Resort. White sand beaches, and emerald green waters are unforgettable.

Destin Pointe is tucked away in the private confines of Holiday Isle, but just minutes from all the amenities needed to make your vacation worthwhile! This property is gated, with 24 hour security and 3,000 feet of pristine white sand beach.

This is really a special place, and we're certain your stay will be memorable.

Minimum rental age is 25, and the minimum stay is 3 - 7 nights. (5 Night minimum over any major holiday)

We love pets, but they're not allowed, and this is a no smoking unit. Maximum overnight occupancy: 4 Persons, no more than 3 adults No extra registration or administration fees.

Ask about our special discount for qualified active duty military personnel.

Come stay with us. We think your visit will be positive and memorable!

Keywords: Condominium, Beach Front

More Details

John & Sharon Kochera
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About John & Sharon Kochera

The first time we left Ft. Walton and crossed the Destin Bridge we knew we'd found something very special. We've been vacationing here since 1974 and bought our first unit in 1993. Holiday Isle is really special, off the beaten path but so close to everything you need while visiting the area.

Why John & Sharon Kochera chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

In real estate it's all about location - location - location and after years of searching this area we know this one has the most to offer. We have the best of all views, a gated, secure community, 3000' of pristine beach and wonderful amenities. Who could ask for more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

John, what a great condo! We had a wonderful time. You will be the first call the next time we go to Destin. The best view we ever had in DESTIN. Thank you for sharing.
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Destin in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly Installed 16" Porcelain Tile - Also in Bath Complimentary Hair Dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King Size Bed and Queen Size Sofa Sleeper.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private, gated community with 24 hour security, pedestrian & bicycle friendly, lighted tennis courts, basketball and a neighborhood tram (seasonal). Just a short walk to Fishing, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving.


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Well, Hello Sunshine!
average rating of 4.96 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We normally stay in Orange Beach, but decided for our honeymoon we wanted to go to Destin. When i found this condo listed, I was honestly a little skeptical because of the price being so reasonable. I read the reviews and thought ok, seems everything is matching. This condo was EVERYTHING and more than we expected. The view is absolutely amazing. Condo was super clean and stocked with everything you could want or need on your stay. The pools were awesome and really enjoyed the hot tub as well. The walk to beach is not bad at all, especially with the fact that this condo comes with the complimentary chairs/umbrella. But we did use the trolley on many days to avoid walking in the heat. The grounds were always neat and clean and super family friendly environment. We had 0 issues during our stay. John & Sharon were amazing to work with and provided a great list of their recommended places to eat and shop. I cannot thank John & Sharon enough for helping make our honeymoon such a great stay!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such wonderful comments, and they are very much appreciated Jimmy. We're so glad you selected our condo for such an important occasion and hope this is the beginning of a long term relationship. We look forward to your next visit. John & Sharon
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Cullman, Alabama


  • 5 of 5

This was a first vacation ( or very belated honeymoon) for my husband and I after 8 years of marriage. I so wanted to go to the gulf and see the ocean and the beach and this place was perfect. We had to stay in our budget so I did a LOT of research looking for where to stay and what kind of lodging. I finally found John & Sharon's awesome condo in Destin Pointe. The condo was very clean, comfortable, safe, private and in a beautiful location.The view from the condo is breathtaking. The Magnolia House building and grounds were also clean and beautiful and I loved the walk to the beach across the lake/marsh over the wooden bridge. The neighborhood is gorgeous and peaceful. Loved the pools and the beach service. It was so hard for me to leave. We ended up staying an extra night so my husband could go on his charter fishing trip since the first one got cancelled. Fortunately it was available and John & Sharon were great to work with. We will definitely stay here again if we get a chance to go back to Destin. I just hope we don't have to wait another 8 years for a vacation! Thank you John & Sharon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Barbara. We are thrilled that your vacation turned out so well. We will anxiously awaiting your return to our favorite place and sincerely hope it doesn't take another 8 years. John & Sharon
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Friendsville Tn


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many places in Destin on Gulf Shore Drive, but this place is by far the best. We stayed one other time in 2011 on our honeymoon, but this time our daughter and granddaughter came with us. View is breath taking. Condo is very clean and comfortable for the 4 of us. Kitchen is well stocked for the small amount of cooking that I did do!!Pools are great and the beach chairs and umbrella are definitely a plus. Very family oriented and my granddaughter always had someone to play with at both pools. John is awesome!! We ended up staying 1 extra night there. Hated to leave but will definitely return. 2 thumbs up for this spectacular place!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great comments and especially the "thumbs up" Robin. We're really glad that your trip went so well and look forward to your return! John & Sharon
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Hamilton, OH

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

John&Sharon, Thanks so much for the use of your condo this week, the condo is great one of the best that we have stayed in at Destin Pointe. Great views, very clean, beach and pools are great, just had a great week. Hope to use this again in the future when just the wife and I are down.


Art & Dorothy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vaca getaway

  • 4 of 5

This place is close to all of the stores. It's a little farther from the beach than I'm accustomed to when renting a condo on the beach, but the view of the jetties were good, but the waters are calmer. I prefer a gulf view for the sound of the waters because it relaxing. Everything was good and the owners were pretty good to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skyline, Alabama

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a fantastic anniversary vacation at this excellent property! The views of the beach are spectacular from the balcony. There are fireworks at Harborwalk on Thursdays during the summer, and you have THE perfect view of them from the balcony. We were also there for the Fourth of July fireworks, which we were also able to see from our balcony. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this property.

The unit is very clean and comfortable. Renting and communication with John are easy. Check-in and check-out are a breeze. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The property is very secure. As an avid runner, that is important to me. I like to be able to run while on vacation and still feel safe. Even when I went off the property to finish my runs, I never felt unsafe, due to where the property is located. Additionally, the location is convenient to places to eat and to two grocery stores. Many times in Destin, traffic makes it hard to get in and out of places, but the location here is not like that. It was awesome to not worry about the traffic as much as other times I have stayed in Destin.

Also, the complimentary beach service really sets this property far above the rest. Not having to pack and then tote beach chairs, umbrellas, canopies, or etc. really made going to the beach much more enjoyable! The beach attendant even remembered us and what unit we were in by the third day. John truly goes above and beyond to ensure his renters have a great stay at this vacation rental. We had a perfect, relaxing vacation at this amazing property. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we answer inquiries we try to explain the awesome view from our unit and the ease of getting around from our location on Holiday Isle, but your comments were right on! You just might have said it better than we can! Positive feedback from our guests is great and very much appreciated. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Thank you, John & Sharon
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
NW FL Regional Airport
Car: necessary

Many Fine Dining And Other Restaurants Are Within Just Minutes Away. A Large Number Of Championship Golf Courses Are Close By. Other Near By Entertainment And Family Activities Include The Big Kahuna Water Park, The 'Track' and Miniature Golf. The Gulfarium And A Large Amusement Center in Ft. Walton Is A 15 Minute Drive.

Private Airport - 10 Minutes, Regional Airport - 20 Minutes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Destin, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Break
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.68

Reservations are subject to the guest's review of our rental agreement and cancellation policy which must be returned to us in order to confirm their reservation.
7 night reservations are required May 27th thru August 4th unless 7 nights are not readily available.
5 night reservations are required when any other major holiday is included unless 5 nights are not readily available.
Smoking is not permitted inside or outside the unit and pets are not allowed on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.