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Townhome in family-oriented resort with beautiful private beach. 60++ Reviews

67 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday townhome in Destin - Southbay by the Gulf - #79

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Heart of Destin. Walk to Beach. Free Wifi. Great Rates!

-60+ positive reviews

-Located at 'Southbay by the Gulf' (Unit #79)

-Individually owned townhomes

-14 acre family oriented resort in the heart of Destin

-300 ft of pristine white sand beach

-Close to restaurants, supermarkets, shopping, fishing out of Destin Harbor, numerous golf courses

-Condo (#79) is a short 200 yard walk to the beach (zoom in on google satellite view below for exact location of #79 on property)

-Walk to the beach thru the property ... no crossing of streets to get there

-Very peaceful and quiet - no Hwy 98 road noise

-Hi speed COX WIFI

-Two story townhome - drive up to front door - no highrise elevator hassle!

-Living/dining/kitchen/half bath/laundry/patio on main level

-Living room with 50" flat panel cable TV with DVD player and Google ChromeCast adapter.; Queen-size sleeper sofa ( memory foam cover for comfort)

-Fully equipped Kitchen with refrigerator/icemaker, electric smooth-top range, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder

-Master bedroom (queen size bed - with private bath on upper level)

-2nd bedroom (queen size bed - with shared bath on upper level)

-3rd bedroom (twin beds - with shared bath on upper level)

-Flat panel cable TV's in all bedrooms

-Owner's personal vacation home - very nicely decorated

-Five acre fresh-water lake on property (Stocked with bass and brim - catch and release fishing)

-Condo (#79) located between lake and beach

-Short walk to the beach, pool and tennis courts

- Single persons under the age of 25 must be accompanied by parents or guardian during stay.

-No pets, no smoking. Pet and smoke free.

-Check-in after 4 PM. Check-out before 10 AM.

-Early arrival /late departure (if available) - 1/2 daily rental

-Early Arrival - between 10 AM and 4 PM

-Late Departure - between noon and and 5 PM

Keywords: condo, townhome, townhouse, beach, pool

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patrick McCaghren
Member since: 1996
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Patrick McCaghren

I live in Birmingham, AL and this is my personal vacation home. I've owned it for many years (thus my low VRBO listing number) and keep it very updated. Very private yet right in the heart of Destin (see map). Drive right up to the front door and unload your car (no elevators to deal with). Short 200 yard walk to the beach. 60+positive reviews on VRBO. Give me a call and I can tell you more. Patrick

What makes this townhome unique

Very quite and private. Close to pool and tennis courts. Drive up and park at front door. Townhouse condo ... no elevators to deal with.

Short walk to Beautiful white-sandy beach (200 yards).

Heart of Destin - convenient to new Harbor Walk restaurants, Wal-Mart, Target, WalGreens, Wynn-Dixie, Publix, Home Depot

Five acre fresh water lake on property stocked with bass and brim (catch and release fishing).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Patrick!

Thank you so much for sharing your condo with my family and I. It was perfect! We had no troubles with it at all. It was everything you said it was and more! I loved that the beach was just a short walk across the parking and the condo was located in the middle of all the attractions and shopping. We had an amazing time in Destin and hope to visit there again in the future. I would most definitely consider staying at your condo again! Thank you again for everything!


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Townhome in family-oriented resort with beautiful private beach. 60++ Reviews
average rating of 4.850746 based on 68 reviews

Will definitely book again!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Short stroll to the beach. Very close to restaurants and stores also.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great!

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect. Close proximity to the beach; easy to navigate to the board walk. No major roads to cross; just a parking lot. Plenty big enough for all 7 of us! We absolutely LOVED the touch pad on the door to get in. I cannot get over how easy it was to get in the condo. No checking in or out several miles down the beach. No need to keep up with keys while out or making sure we had enough keys for everyone to access the home. We will most definitely stay here again simply for that reason! We just drove right up for check in and then drove out for check out. It was perfect! The place is in great condition; loved the decorations. And plenty big! Did I mention the touch pad screen for getting in the condo? Thank you mr. Patrick for allowing us to stay here. Your home is wonderful and you were so nice and pleasant to do business with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Desiree, Thanks for your nice review of my property. It was a pleasure working with you. Yes, the digital dead-bolt door lock does provide great convenience and does away with the hassle of keys. (There is a back-up key in the case of a battery failure.) I look for to your next visit. Sincerely, Patrick
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Norcross, GA

#79 Southbay by the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed our long weekend at Southbay #79. The condo was well set up and a close walk to the beautiful beach of Destin. We had rain for 1.5 of our 3 days but it was comfortable enough to watch the 1st weekend of football as well as play a few card games! My one complaint is that the oven didn't seem to come up to temperature as something I was making took two hours to cook. Oh well, we had time to wait! The beds are comfortable and all was good. Thank you Patrick for renting us your condo. We love Southbay and have come to these condos for over 25 years. Wish we had bought one! Fun times always spent at Southbay by the Gulf!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, Glad you enjoyed your stay. I asked my housekeeper to check the oven after you told me about it when you left. She found no problem. I was down two weeks later and also found no problem with it. Sorry about the rain! To accommodate our guests during inclement weather we have four cable TV's and high speed internet. The 50" TV in the living room has a DVD player and Google Chromecast adapter which lets you projects your smart phone onto the TV. Please consider staying with us again next year! Sincerely, Patrick
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Fantastic Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo located on a beautiful private access beach. Owner is very nice and willing to work with you to make your vacation wonderful. I would recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a family friendly affordable vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaches were gorgeous!!

  • 4 of 5

Great property, close to many things, very short walk to the beach which was not very crowded. Patrick was wonderful to deal with. Would return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flowery Branch, GA

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay in Patrick's condo during the week of 4th of July. We had everything we needed. There were plenty of towels and linens for everyone. Grill on the back patio was great. On the 4th, all we had to do was step out the front door of the town home to see the fireworks. Tons of restaurants, shopping and activities nearby. Beach was a short walk from the town home and was a lot less crowded than the nearby condominiums. Patrick provided a lot of great tips prior to our trip as well. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional, Ft. Walton Beach
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
200 yard walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Another Broken Egg
Nearest Point of Interest
Donut Hole
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna Water Theme Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Dewey Destin

Big Kahuna water theme park across highway. Fishing in five acre lake on property, Harbor Walk Village (2 miles) - Fishing fleet, restaurants, shopping, zip line.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Destin, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Spring Break
11 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2017
13 May 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £74
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 11.0%

$200 refundable reservation/damage deposit required to book condo. Rental amount due 30 days before arrival $200 deposit refunded after departure and no report of damage by housekeeper.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Destin in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin beds (2), Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
Beach access (200 yard walk on property, past tennis courts and pool). Located on beach side of lake.

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