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Luxurious Tranquility on the Gulf

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Luxurious 3BR/3BA Directly on the Gulf with Specatular Views

With only two units per floor, Grandview 103 offers a very special and unique experience. Located on a 15 foot bluff above the sand dunes, your views of the beach and emerald waters are spectacular whether you are in the kitchen, bedroom, living room or patio.

Stroll from your private patio across the lush green lawn to the pool or to the beach boardwalk - no elevator or steps required!

The living area is perfect for couples or for large families. The spacious gourmet kitchen offers double ovens and a work island, and is outfitted with all the equipment you will need for a perfect trip to the beach.

With restaurants and grocery stores just a stone's throw away, you decide to either stock up and cook in or take it easy and dine out.

The front door to Grandview 103 is located just steps away from the gas grill - no need to take the elevator if you want to cook out!

Our time is so valuable these days...make your vacation count. Enjoy EVERY second during your stay in Grandview 103!

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John Whitley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

About John Whitley

We met at Texas Tech University in 1980. After graduating we got married in 1984. Laura works in the Financial Services and I'm a retired Home Builder. We have 2 girls and 1 boy(22,19,17). We currently reside in Dallas,Texas. Our family has always loved the beach and has been to Destin on numerous Vacations and decided to make it part of our Family. We will do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as the Oakley family has done in the past. We look forward to sharing this Great home with Everyone that stays with us. Welcome. Laura and John Whitley

John Whitley purchased this condo in 2014

Why John Whitley chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We really liked the open floor plan of the Condo. The proximity of the pool and outside Grill area being right next to the Unit creates a much bigger Condo. Each bedroom having it's own balcony really points out what a great location our unit has and when you add the most spectacular view that is as close as you can get to the beach, it makes this a perfect place for a family!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow - what a nice relaxing week this has been. We have had so much fun spending time together. Major decisions for the week were beach or pool, where to shop and where to eat. We wish every week we were faced with those dilemmas. Our motto has been "it doesn't get any better than this." Thank you for an amazing week!
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • The sprawling floor plan affords elegant and easy living, entertaining or just plain relaxing! The master bedroom, with its private patio and lounge chairs, offers gorgeous views of the beach and is appointed with a sumptuous spa-tub bath with walk-in shower and double vanities. The middle bedroom with 2 double Tempurdedic Beds and private balcony offers views of the beach as well as views of a tranquil water-lily covered pond. The third bedroom, with beautiful queen bed and also with its own private balcony, offers views of the beautiful pond as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fax machine, wet bar, beach service, pool heated seasonally, VCR, CD Player, Ice Maker


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Luxurious Tranquility on the Gulf
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Grandview 103 was a fantastic property with great access to a picture perfect beach. The condo was very large and updated. Our family of 4 adults and 3 children thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

Sam and Cassie Schmitz

Newburgh, IN

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leawood, KS

Our second stay at Grandview 103! Another amazing time with family. Wonderful condo and beach!!!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We loved our second family trip to Grandview 103! Perfect condo for our grandkids and such a beautiful beach for all of us!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX

6 Years and Coming Back Next Year!!!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This was our 6th year at Grandview 103. We rented for 2 weeks again and the first the weather was good overall with one "rain" day. The second week our Daughter and two Grandchildren arrived from their Shore House in New Jersey and guess what, they got one day of sunshine. That's the breaks at the beach. As for Grandview 103, it was as good as ever. This is absolutely the best rental in the area. Imagine having a first class condo that you walk out of directly onto a private, sparkling white, sand beach that runs in to clear blue water. When you are done at the beach, maybe you want to take a dip into the private pool and then walk into your luxury condo to clean up for dinner out at the many, many fine restaurants in the area or to dine in with the well furnished kitchen. I am telling you, this is the place to go. You have a king BR, a Queen BR, and BR with two double beds. Each BR has a private bath. Each BR has modern TV and there is a 6O" TV in the LR. To top it off, you have your own private WiFi. I really suggest you look at the Grndview 103 website and book for next season. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I have never written a review for anything in my life! So, I hope this carries some weight for you all. Our stay at grandview 103 was absolutely wonderful! There were 4 adults and 3 kids (5, 3, and 10months). We were pleasantly surprised by the size and floor plan of the condo but it's location to the pool and beach simply can not be beat with kids. There was no hauling loads and loads of equipment around! The owner was more than friendly and helpful with our questions and even had a heavenly ham delivered the day we checked in. The ham was our dinner and then lunch the next day. Such a thoughtful gesture after traveling all day. Overall, the unit was just as described, the location to the beach was perfect, it was close to shopping and restaurants, and we would totally recommend to friends and stay again!

The only negative I can come up with is that the light switches were rather tricky! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful ocean views

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

My family and I absolutely loved our week stay at this property. Owner was very accommodating and even had gift basket waiting for us upon arrival which was just awesome. I took my Mother who is 88 years old and my two grandchildren almost 4 and not quite a year and the convenience to the beach and pool was great. The worst part about our stay was when it came time to pack up and leave! I hope to come back soon. Would love to make this our family vacation spot each year.....so we'll see.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Views; Great Location; Excellent Condo!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I have stayed in many condos in and around Destin. Grandview simply cannot be beat! The views from this Condo are amazing. The first floor location was great. We had my 4 and 2 year old with us, and it made it very easy to get up and down to the beach. We literally walked right out the back door and down the stairs. The condo itself is very spacious. The kitchen has everything you might ever need or want. The owners were great to work with, even sending a gift basket upon arrival. I would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a Destin vacation. It was a great experience and we will definitely look to book it again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 98
Car: necessary

Other Attractions Nearby:

Gulfarium Marine Park, Big Kahuna's Water Park, The Track Recreation Center, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises, Pottery Painting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Miramar Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter 16 II
29 Oct 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring II
1 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break II
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer I
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 16 II
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 16 III
22 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 16 IIII
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 16 v
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Cleaning Fee £141 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Monthly Rates: Jan 2014: $3,200; Feb 2014: $3,400. Jan & Feb 2014: $6,500

I require a $200 per week non-refundable Reservation Deposit with the balance due 30 days prior to check-in. I accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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