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Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,192 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa-Sleeper, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come to Destin, Florida and enjoy the sugar-white beaches and emerald-green waters!

We have a 2 story condo that is fully furnished with all the necessary kitchen appliances, towels, linens & blankets. You have a reserved parking spot within steps from your front door.

Our condo is located on the beach side of Highway 98 on a beautiful five-acre fresh water lake. Fish right off your deck, or at one of the gazebos located within the complex. It's just a three minute stroll through Southbay's tropical paradise to the sugar-white private beach and we even provide a wagon to make things easier to carry. Once at the beach you will be provided with 2 chairs and an umbrella (March thru October). There are two pools (1 heated...February to Mid-April) and 2 kiddie pools within walking distance. You never have to cross a street to get to the beach or pools!

Our condo has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the first level. Each bedroom is furnished with a flat-screen TV. The master bedroom includes its own private deck that overlooks the 5-acre fresh water lake with a spectacular view!

The newly renovated second level has a spacious, family room with a queen sofa-sleeper and a complete dining area, with new carpet in 2014. Enjoy watching a movie on the 50” plasma TV with free cable, along with a DVD & VCR. Walkout onto the upper deck and enjoy the beautiful sunsets on the completely furnished deck including a new patio table with umbrella (seats 6) and a new gas grill in 2015. Grab your fishing pole and try and catch a bass or maybe a snapping turtle that are waiting for you in the lake! The fully equipped kitchen was completely renovated in 2013 with ceramic floors and granite counter tops. It includes an updated half bath with ceramic floors and not to forget...a washer and dryer for your convenience.

There are other amenities to enjoy at Southbay, two lighted tennis courts, two large pools (one heated) & two kiddie pools. Then a short walk to the private beach with no streets to cross!

We included 2 chairs & umbrella for your use. We have boogie boards, plenty of sand toys, many toys for the kids to play with and a wagon to put all your things in!

Southbay by the Gulf is located in the heart of Destin right off of Hwy 98. There is Harbor Walk Village for shopping, dining, activities and deep sea fishing, as well as a huge outlet mall located about ten minutes away. If you are a golfer, there are several great courses nearby. Super Wal-Mart is less than 2 miles away and there is also a Winn-Dixie right across the street. There are several shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Big Kahuna water park is less than a mile away. There is miniature golf, go-carts and other rides for your kids to enjoy!

Whether you are looking for a nice family vacation, a fun girls trip or a romantic getaway, Southbay by the Gulf will be perfect for everyone!

So schedule your vacation today...put your flip flops on...come enjoy a relaxing time at our condo and have some fun in the sun on the beach in Destin!!!

See you soon!

More Details

Property Manager
Lynda Tanner (Contact #1) Vickie Byrom (Contact #2)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

quote from our guest book,

your condo and location are fantastic. the pool was wonderful, we played tennis, only because you thoughtfully stocked your closet with racquets and balls, forgot ours, watched tv, which is double the size of anything we own. and of course the beach was wonderful.

the island wing company across the street was great.

for restaurants the original Dewey Destin is very casual with great food and the boathouse serves great oysters and has entertainment.

we'll be back
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Destin in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1192 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash goes out on the curbs every morning.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • near the sea ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located in Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located in Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Located in Hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 beach chairs and umbrella provided at beach (March-October) 2 Adult pools and 2 kiddie pools Beach toys, boogie boards, etc. provided 2 Lighted Tennis Courts 50' Plasma TV Free Cable and WIFI


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful lake, clean condo with lots of room and only a 5 minute walk to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed fishing in the lake and the beach was beautiful. The condo was clean and quiet and we loved the two decks overlooking the lake. Simple 5 minute walk to the beach and the attendant there had our umbrella and chairs ready every day. This location and condo would be great for a family as it is very close to the water park, great restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I hope to see you back real soon! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you
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The location is fabulous!! The beach is beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better location! The townhouse has a deck off the living area where you can grill and enjoy meals. The master bedroom also has a covered deck where you can sit and watch the fish, turtles and birds even if it's raining. The beach is a couple block walk but its through the complex parking lot. At the beach, the owners provide 2 chairs and an umbrella which is a great touch. Talk to the beach guy, Bud, and he will have them set up and ready for you everyday! Only visited one of the pools because it was heated and it was very nice. The townhouse itself definitely needs some maintenance. Sliding doors and screens stick or don't close all the way. The master bedroom deck paint is worn and peeling. There were also a few things here and there that could have been fixed. The cleanliness wasn't that great either. I'd give it a 3 out of 5. The king in the master is very comfortable and my daughter said the bed in the other bedroom is great as well. One night we had guests sleep over and the sofa bed was horrible, so I would suggest that not more than 4 adults rent this place. It is definitely not a luxury town home by any means, but if you like a homey feel you'll love it. The kitchen was stocked with pretty much everything you need dining and cooking wise, but you will have to buy your own condiments.There is a Walgreens and grocery store right across the main street so that was great as well. We could have cooked there every day but the amount of restaurants in Destin is amazing. I would suggest McGuire's as a must place to eat. Whatever you do, don't eat for hours before going there because their portions are enormous. Be sure to try the $ 0.18 soup, it's incredible. We rented a pontoon boat for a day and went through the harbor and it was wonderful. We rented from Tailsfin and the boat was like new and the owner was a pleasure to work with. Overall, I loved Destin!! I had never been here before and the beaches are amazing!! My husband and I liked Southbay so much, we are considering renting a place there for the winter when we both retire. I would recommend staying here to a friend, but I would tell them the little things that bothered me and they could decide for themselves. To the owners, thanks for renting us your town home, but I would suggest you get another company to clean. The $150 I was charged as a cleaning fee was too much to be paying whoever you have cleaning. I would try someone else for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, great location, well resourced, and fantastic view.

  • 4 of 5

Condo provided everything we needed to enjoy our vacation for the week. Easy commute to pool and beach. Very reasonably priced for what us provided. Decor could use some updating but very happy over all.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Condo #46 and it was a great place for the months of Jan. and Feb. 2018 to get away from the snow and cold of Maine. Lynda was very accomodating and made sure everything was A1 in the condo. Southbay at the Beach was a great place to be as there were so many friendly snowbirds that we met and look forward to seeing them again next year. The gazebo down by the beach was a great place to meet new people and have gab sessions at the end of the day. I rate the whole stay as excellent!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, pet friendly condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We looked at quite a few places to stay in Destin. So glad we chose this condo for our stress free week of fun. Lynda was easy to contact and responded quickly.

The condo was very clean. It was fully equipped with everything we needed. Some of our favorite moments were spent eating breakfast on the upper deck overlooking the beautiful lake, or unwinding in the evening at sunset.

It was close to the beach, and shopping. Looking forward to another trip of flip flopping fun in this condo! Thank you Lynda for sharing such a great place to make memories.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flippin Fun for the big 60!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent 6 days at Flip-Floppin Fun in the Sun and we had a wonderful time! Lynda was so helpful, you couldn't ask for a better owner to work with. Let me just say condo was clean and you need to bring nothing but your clothes! The unit also washer and dryer :-) The beach is a short walk away & there are two pools. The lagoon is full of fish (catch & release) and other wildlife. You will truly enjoy the deck off the living area. This unit is pet friendly, but beware of the mirror. The dog (or cat) on the other side will become your pet's nemesis!! :-) Looking to rent a condo in Destin? Look no further than Southbay Unit 46. We will definitely be back! Thank you Lynda!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Back Porch
Big Kahuna's
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Pompano Joe's
Mellow Mushroom
Destin Commons
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Destin Fishing Charters Service
Crab Island
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Destin
AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
Walmart Supercenter
Dewey Destin Harborside
Tailfins Ale and Seafood
AJ's Water Adventures: Dolphin Tours and Sunset Cruises
Track Family Recreation Center
The Pancakery
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton Beach , VP
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots close by
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna
Nearest Point of Interest


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Destin, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Spring
15 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early summer
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
4th Of July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
7 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late summer
11 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
labor day
31 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Fall Break
29 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Fall
14 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early winter
25 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Christmas Break
20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £215.31
cleaning fee £71.77 + Tax
Pet Fee £35.88
Tax Rate 11.0%

If you choose to book on line there are a extra fees that VRBO will charge you, but it does give you piece of mind. I do have a pay pal account also that you could use, which is secure and no extra fees. You have a choice of doing the insurance or the damage deposit you do not have to do both. Any questions just call Lynda property manager. Thank you

Manager'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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