Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Newly renovated
About Jeanne Elizardi
We were born and raised in New Orleans and have lived many other places in earlier years - Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco but have always return home. After Katrina, I can't imagine living anywhere else except maybe more time in Destin which also has our heart and soul. My husband practices cardiology at a large clinic in New Orleans and I am a retired full time mother, retailer, volunteer devoted to helping bring back our beloved city of New Orleans. We are now the proud grandparents of 3 adorable girls, Scarlett, Eden Paige and Sofie. We are fortunate to have 2 of our 3 grown children and their families who have moved back home since Katrina who thoroughly enjoy their time in Destin, too.
Jeanne Elizardi purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Jeanne Elizardi chose Holiday Isle
IT WAS PURE LOVE at first sight many years ago. We have been going to Destin since we married 41 years ago and watched it develop from a sleepy little village to an upscale resort town. A good friend's father had owned our condo since it was built in the early '80's and we would spend time there every year with our children when they were young and just loved it. We used to say if he ever put it on the market we wouldn't look any further and that is what happened. We were in the middle of a major renovation on our home in New Orleans and anxious to finish for our oldest son's wedding. We found out the condo was going on the market and bought it a few days later. It was truly an emotional decision and I doubt we would have bought anything else if it hadn't gone through. We would go there on weekends, leaving painters in our home in New Orleans and spend our time painting and making it our own. While painting, we would just stare at the gorgeous sunsets each night and wonder if we would ever tire of them, which we have yet to and still thrills us every night. The panoramic view of that gorgeous water from every room just had us mesmerized. Twelve years later we are still smitten and so in love with our home there. We go for long weekends as often as we can and pack all of our children and grandchildren into there for the 4th of July weekend of front row seat fire works. As we have slowly refurnished, renovated and made it our own little haven, we still just marvel at the fact that it is ours. We love to share it with others who appreciate the serenity, peacefulness and beauty of the gorgeous aqua water, sunsets, sugar white sandy private beach, birds flying overhead and boats going by. You can even spot dolphins jumping from time to time. The balcony is like a huge play pen for the younger children who are thoroughly entertained. It is a magical spiritual place to be is all that I can say.
What makes this Condo unique
It is all about the view, the water, serenity and sunsets. We are in the Gulf?East Pass jetty with a private beach protected by a bulkhead which is the best of both worlds. Our home is very comfortable and as you can see by the over 70 glowing 'reviews' on our website of people who have spent time there, it is a little piece of paradise. It is our home away from home and we leave it like that with all the comforts and amenities you could want. We both love to cook and live to eat, being from New Orleans so our gourmet kitchen has every gadget, appliance, spice and tool you might desire. It is a well stocked kitchen beautifully renovated with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Our over-sized balcony stretches the length of the condo including both bedrooms, living and dining area which seats 6 comfortably with a Weber BBQ grill. You will be mesmerized and entertained by watching the boats go by, the birds flying overhead, dolphins jumping and the sunsets which are like a different painting every night. Come enjoy our little piece of paradise. We are in a quiet remote area with a private beach only used by those in our building but just 2 miles from all that you will need or want - grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants and shopping. We love to share it with those who value and appreciate the peace and serenity away from the action but have everything just a short distance away.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
The condo has fantastic water views from the den and both bedrooms. The interior is beautifully decorated and totally remodeled. The condo is very clean and well maintained. The floor plan is nicely laid out. The owner supplied several items such as beach towels, chairs and umbrella; as well as, kitchen spices, blow dryer. The owner immediately contacted me when I had a question. The location of the condo is great. The only con would be having to walk down from the condo to reach the beach.
Fun time in Florida
We had a great time and this property was great for us with kids. We were able to play at the beach and enjoy the pool too! We loved the availability of the water taxi service to all the near by restaurants across the harbor. Our property was decorated well and we felt right at home! Loved having the laundry room right across the hall so we could come home with clean clothes!
A beautiful condo in a great area. Nice place to sit on the balcony and watch the boats, dolphins, and beautiful sunsets.
In so thrilled you enjoyed your week in our hone away from home. I hope you will come back soon.
Lovely Condo in Destin
The Condo and wonderful treatment from Condo was 5 star. We enjoyed our time in Destin
I’m so thrilled you enjoyed your time in our home away from home. I hope you will return again soon.
Absolutely paradise with all the comforts of home
From the day I booked this amazing home, the contact with the owner was amazing. She went way out of her way to be sure I was taken care of and went above and beyond. The home itself is gorgeous and the pictures do not do it justice. All the conveniences of a well loved, well stocked home. Nothing you could want for while staying there!. The owners made sure we had everything we need and then some. The building is quiet and clean and the location is amazing. Large washer and dryer right outside your door. The views from the balcony are unsurpassed. Even watched a manatee swim right by. Sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous. Close by everything you could ever want access to. The information the owners provided included all kinds of information regarding groceries, restaurants, shopping, etc. Every recommendation was spot on. Be sure to have breakfast at the donut hole. Def worth the wait. Best decision ever to stay in this gorgeous home!
Thank you for an amazing vacation and would stay here again in a heartbeat! Be sure to visit Henderson State Park while there. The beach was amazing. Thank you again for everything Jeanne!!
I"m so thrilled you enjoyed your stay in our home away from home. It is hard to explain how incredible the view is with the dolphins jumping, birds flying overhead, boats going by and OMG the sunsets are like a different painting every night. I loved having you and hope you will come again soon. I love to share it with those who relish in our little piece of paradise. Best of love to your military kids, too. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.
A slice of paradise
We really enjoyed our stay at holiday isle. The condo is much bigger then it appears in the photos. The place was very clean and ready on time when we arrived. The amenities exceeded our expectations and were really nice for our 2 year old son. They have a ton of sand toys and everything you need for the beach. We were able to enter the water very close to the condo but really enjoyed the beach that is down to the left if you are facing the water. There are little coves that were great for swimming. The patio was probably our favorite part of the condo. We all loved watching the boats. My son especially loved his bedroom because he could see the boats from his bed when he woke up. It is close to everything but just far enough away from the hustle of the main strip. The condo property itself is clean and quite. It is perfect for families!
Thanks so much for your kind review. I love having young kids there enjoying the spectacular view as much as their parents. It reminds me of the great times there with our kids and now our grandkids. Please come back again soon!