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One of the largest Gulf Front 2BR units in Destin area. Destin Gulfgate#105

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,430 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8, Overlooking Beautiful Destin Beach and the Gulf

Recently renovated, this unit features Designer Furniture with King poster bed in the Master and two queens in the Guest, all with new pillow-top bedding. Design work executed by an experienced and registered Designer. Handsome new bedspreads for both bedrooms. Gulfgate Unit #105 boasts new 20" porcelain tile, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Special kitchen has plenty of extras for the 'guest Chef'. DAZZLING WITH MORE UPGRADES.......New kitchen cabinets and new Living Room furniture, tile and accent rugs. Bathrooms have designer cabinetry, spacious mirroring, hand-painted wall decor and jacuzzi in the Master. Four TVs, including DVDs and VCRs for your pleasure. Bar area with ice machine and ceiling fans in all rooms, round out more of the amenities. Mirrored walls in the LR and Master bring the Gulf inside to you. Enjoy wireless Wi-Fi high-speed internet in the unit. Non-smoking.. The greatest amenity is that you don't HAVE to use the elevator to go to beach. Unit 105 is just above the parking on the side of the building CLOSEST TO the swimming pool and fitness center and close to the beach entrance without going through the lobby. You will find this one of the greatest amenties of Unit 105. Sitting on the 8x30 foot balcony makes one feel like they are ON THE BEACH ALREADY. Actually you could throw a rock from the balcony and hit the water.


Owner
Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, A little Espanol!!!!!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong

We are a 'divided' household with one from 'Ole Miss' and one from 'Mississippi State'. Both of us started coming to Destin for vacations when we were just kids and NOW in our next 'kid' life, we spend about 50% of our time either fishing or 'beaching' in Destin.

Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong purchased this condo in 1997

Why Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong chose Destin

Location! Location! Location! That describes Destin Gulfgate perfectly. Destin Gulfgate is right in the middle of Destin....It is close to everything. We also bought into Gulfgate because of the quality of construction and the size of the units. Since our family likes to cook, we thought that the size of the kitchen allowed for family gathering in planning and executing the preparation of meals. Gulfgate is a community that is willing to work to keep the property at its very best with up to date amenities for its owners and rental guests.

What makes this condo unique

Since Destin Gulfgate is only 65 units, its 465 feet of beachfront property.....right on the Gulf of Mexico, allows for everyone using our beach to be comfortable and not crowded. We have one of the best beach services available in Destin and your beach set up of two chairs and a umbrella will be calling you from the time you get up in the morning until the sun is almost going down. The new zero-entrance swimming pool and fitness center will be on your list of MUST DOs!!! Don't forget that with weather permitting, leave your sliding door open to get the benefit of the gentle wave action putting you to sleep at night.......what a great asset of being on the first floor(second level)........also being able to just use the stairway(and not go through the office or use the elevator) is something that makes one feel like they are in an island paradise all to themselves. Some of the other activities that you will enjoy outside, but close to our condo are the following:

The Track Amusement Park is just a very short walk across the street. The Big Kahuna's Water Park is less than 1 mile down the 98 Highway. The Destin Harbor Fishing Fleet, the largest Charter Boat port in Florida, is less than 2 miles away and we can offer good tips on who to charter with. There are 12 World Class G olf courses in the area as well as an easy public course. Destin Commons Village Shopping has many great shops, Bass Pro Shop, Hard Rock Cafe, Bonefish Grill, a Rave Movie theater and others nearby. Silver Shells Outlet Center, the largest Designer Outlet shopping in is within a few miles. One of the newer Italian restaurants is only a mile away. Put it on your list for sure.........'MIMMOS'

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Destin in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you cancel before 30 days of your arrival you can get a full refund for the rental otherwise you cannot get it. No refund after 30 days
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bath vanity area separate from toilet/shower area
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Vanity area is separated from toilet/shower area
  • Not just 'any ole bathroom'.......Again, in keeping with the whole atmosphere of this Unit, the baths are upscale and really different with marble topped furniture pieces as cabinets. You'll have to see to believe. Hair Dryers furnished in both baths. Luxury towels are of course the fare! Check out the hand-painted murals in the Master.......Palm trees and all.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Has a large closet with sliding mirrored doors
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has large mirrored closet
  • In the Master Bedroom, one steps into a Caribbean Island paradise with the King bed's Seven-foot posts and the Gentleman's armoire......holding the large flat screen TV and DVD.....The comforter is reminiscent of palm trees rustling in the ocean breezes. Pillow top bedding and high-count sheets round out the most comfortable night's sleep you will ever remember. The vibrant Sun gold colors of the Guest Bedroom are cheerful and mindfully inviting of a West Indies adventure. The rich deep red back drop to the English Colonial Beds sets a mood changing atmosphere for being on 'island time'. Again, pillow top bedding and wonderfully soft high count sheets gives you the best of both worlds........island time and the real world.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This has been our 'home away from home' for about 20 years. It is a place you can go and be comfortable while enjoying peace and quiet OR 'kick up your heels'. Enjoy the quiet serenity of drinking your coffee on the balcony, going out for a gourmet dinner, cooking a great meal in the unit or maybe just watching a great sunset on the beach/balcony.

Reviews

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One of the largest Gulf Front 2BR units in Destin area. Destin Gulfgate#105
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews
5

Beatiful views with pretty much everything provided by the condo and property

  • 5 of 5

I typically don’t write reviews, but wanted to let everyone know Ralph and Jeffry are very caring and wonderful folks to deal with on top of having a beautiful condo.

We had a minor issue with the ice maker not working and the maintenance guy could not repair it during our 3 night stay. I told them it wasn’t a big deal since there was a small ice maker in the freezer, but they brought ice everday during our stay and even went as far as providing a nice shrimp dinner with bread for us. It’s hard to find that type of hospitality anywhere!!!

The pictures online doesn’t do justice to how beautiful it is. Once you step foot in the condo you will fall in love with spectacular views and convenient access to the beach and surrounding area. We’ll definitely be coming back again with the kids and will stay longer next time...

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location. Well appointed condo.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a short stay in Destin. The condo is roomy, well furnished, and literally right on the beach. The location is central to most things in Destin and a quick 150 yd walk to the Back Porch. Parking is gated. Large deck outside living room and bedroom is perfect for coffee and dolphin watching in the mornings.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Michael. Yes, walking to the Back Porch is also one of our favorites. Walking across the street to the Arcade to have a ride on the Go-Karts is another one that all the kids (and grown kids) love to do, too. Then, did you find the 'Shakes' ice cream parlor that you can walk to? It is fun and yummy, too. Do come back to our 'little piece of heaven'. Thanks for your time in doing the write up......
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5

Thanksgiving week.

  • 5 of 5

We were supposed to visit our daughter in Vieques, PR, but due to Hurricane Maria, we came to Destin instead. We spent the days with two of our children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, two grandsons. We rented two condos next to each other. Beautiful weather, even if a little cool. The condo is spacious and comfortable, and furnished with everything you need. The view from the first floor is fabulous, you can see the beach and water as you sit in the family room. Destin Gulfgate is my favorite location in Destin, easy beach access and close to restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo! Very clean and comfortable!

The owners were easy to work with! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best view!!

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing, beautiful beaches, roomy condo! The place was perfect! Even had an ice maker which was super helpful! washer and dryer, everything we needed and more! hope to go back sometime!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully decorated. Spacious. Great view.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful. Clean. Well decorated. Very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Harry T's Boathouse Rhumbar -- CLOSED
Sit and watch all the boats go by....fishing boats and pleasure boats with an eye on 'Crab I...
Dewey Destin Harborside
This is one of the originals in Destin. They have just put a new location on the harbor. S...
The Back Porch
We rate this one a 5 because of the view. Right on the Gulf. In fact from our condo, one c...
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
Execellent choices. Prepared perfectly and the service is great. Try the Coconut Cake or t...
Track Family Recreation Center
Kids and grown-ups alike love this place. Goofy golf, bumper cars and bumper boats. It is ...
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Regioal Airport at Valpariso
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Back Porch
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Back Porch
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Pickos World Waterski Training Ceter
Nearest Beach
Located on Destin Beach
Car: recommended

The address is 1180 Scenic Highway 98, which means we are not on the busy part of Highway 98. We have tried almost all of the restaurants in a 10 mile area and can give you updates on them all........Walk straight down the beach from our condo to 'The Back Porch'. It is only about 800 feet. Dewey Destin's, Harbor Docks, Tuscany, Mimmo's, La Familia(Italian) and Harry T's are all within about 3 miles. So many choices of where to eat........How about Shake's for a Hot Fudge sundae as a 'nite cap'. We will be glad to fill you in on much much more.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Destin, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring 2018
11 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£631
for 3 nights
£1,472
 
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,301
for 7 nights
£2,301
 
 
Later Summer 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,741
for 7 nights
£1,741
 
 
Fall 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£552
for 3 nights
From
£184
£1,285
£2,985
 
 
Late Fall 2018
4 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£178
£912
£1,617
 
 
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£382
for 3 nights
£891
£1,783
 

Additional pricing information

Keys will be mailed to you about three weeks out. Check in time is three o'clock unless there was no one in the unit preceding you. In this case, we will call you to let you know and you will be able to check in earlier. Check out time is 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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