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Penthouse unit #1105, extensive remodel finished 1/15/17 !! See new pics !!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

oversized 2br/2ba. 2nd bedroom has 2 queens,pull out couch,sleeps 8, 8

Just finishing extensive remodel ! New plank tile throughout ! new upgraded Thomasville cabinets! new exotic quartzite countertops !! New carpet,new paint! New mattresses, New 65" flatscreen smart T V !! This is truly the "Penthouse at Gulfgate" !!

Destin Gulfgate was rated by travel magazine as the #1 vacation rental condo in Destin !! You can view it right now with our live web camera. Log on to www.dgcam. Go to the lower right corner of the screen and click on the blue dot. You can pan the camera yourself to look around !!!

My unit is a PENTHOUSE LEVEL unit (11th floor ).As the Penthouse, it has the best view !! higher ceilings,crown molding, is quieter since no one is above you. It is decorated in upscale fashion.. WiFi computer use throughout the unit .

This condo and its heated pool are directly on the beach,with direct frontal views, no road to cross! A brand new gym looks across the pool into the gulf. It is well equipped.

This unit has a great layout.It is an OVERSIZE TWO BEDROOM at 1480 square feet. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with 42'flat screen tv and whirlpool tub.

The second bedroom is large enough for two queen-size beds. The main living area is oversized also and has a queen-size, pull-out couch and a 65"flatscreenT V !! Therefore, this two-bedroom unit can EASILY ACCOMMODATE EIGHT PEOPLE. In addition, the balcony is very nice at 30-feet long by eight-foot deep.The beachfront is 465-feet wide! Since there are only 65 units, Gulfgate has the most beachfront per unit than any other condo building in Destin !!!! Destin's most uncrowded beach !!

This penthouse unit has high speed internet,wet bar with seperate icemaker,a library of about 30 CD movies and 50 novels. The location is excellent as you can park your car and walk to six or seven restaurants, water park, putt putt, etc. You are two minutes to Wal-Mart, the theatres, whatever!

With my cleaning crew, CHECK IN TIME IS GUARANTEED AT 12:00 NOON!!!!, not 3 0R 4 in the afternoon!! WOW!! Thats like getting an extra day free.!!! Come see us soon!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
David Barnes
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About David Barnes

I grew up in Andalusia Alabama. Our family took all our vacations growing up in Destin since we were only 1.5 hours away. My grandparents built a home here in the 1920s!!Therefore Destin is like a home away from home to me. A place with great connection and fond memories.

My career in polymer chemistry took me to Gadsden, Atlanta,then to Charlotte. I feel very fortunate to be able to call Destin my full time home now.Now I have a couple of rental condos and do some sailboat charters. sshh, my rental customers get discounted sail rates!!!

Come to see us. I like meeting my customers personally!!

David Barnes purchased this condo in 2005

Why David Barnes chose Destin

I love Destin Gulfgate because the units are the largest 2 bedroom units in destin that are directly on the beach. The main room is oversized.Likewise the 2nd bedroom holds TWO queen beds! Therefore Gulfgate is one of the few 2 bedroom properties that allow up to 8 people per unit.

In addition,the Gulfgate building is built very close to the water...no deep setback.. this gives a better view and shorter walk to the beach.

Gulfgate is a highly desired rental property by people who know Destin.

What makes this condo unique

I have tried to make this penthouse unit a 'cut above' the others at Gulfgate.As the penthouse it has higher ceilings, crown molding,is quieter ,and of course most of all... a better view!!This unit is simply lovely.

.The towels are not standard housekeeping quality, but are thicker,softer, and color coordinated.

There are crystal wine glasses at the bar for red and white wine. I have a library of about 50 quality books for your reading. Likewise a library of cd movies(approx 30 ) for free viewing.the kitchen is fully equipped , even with a spice rack.brand new oversize washer/dryer,etc.With my cleaning crew, I have GUARANTEED CHECK IN TIME OF 12:00 NOON!! Thats almost like getting an extra day free!!

As the penthouse level, i have tried to maintain it as 'a cut above'.My sincere thanks for your consideration of the PRISTINE PENTHOUSE. The Penthouse at Gulfgate !!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad "yall" had a good week. Thank you so much Todd and Mary for your kind comments. Pls consider coming again.

Warmly,



David
Mar 2012
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) quality mattress with 600 count supima cotton sheets, Queen size Beds (2) upscale linens
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
property has a nice seperate icemaker, property comes with free beach service of 2 chairs and an umbrella, adittional 2 beach chairs are in the unit if needed, balcony has 4 patio chairs with table and also 2 chaise lounges,stereo system is high quality Bose and has an ipod docking station!!

Reviews

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Penthouse unit #1105, extensive remodel finished 1/15/17 !! See new pics !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
Indianapolis, IN
5

So beautiful after the remodel.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week at this Destin Gulfgate condo. We have stayed here for Spring Break for several years. The updates are amazing! I love the calming color scheme, the smooth, cool marble counters. The TVs were all updated, too. But the view from the balcony is so amazing that we sit outside most of the time or are at the pool or beach. The artwork is wonderful. The beds are comfortable. The best update was to the bathroom off the master bedroom...huge shower! Love this place!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb, Your gracious comments are appreciated. Pleased to hear the Guenim family had a good vacation!! Nice to hear positive feedback on the recent remodel of this unit. Even more ,my thanks for being a repeat guest. My best wishes to the Guenim family.Pls consider the "Penthouse at Gulfgate" again next year. Respectfully, David Barnes
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West Point, MS
5

Thanksgiving at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving, Beach, Football & Condo! My husband and I had a fantastic week's stay in this beautiful unit. The kitchen is well stocked , the furniture comfortable, the artwork and decor soothing and the balcony is extra large with comfortable seating and fantastic beach & gulf views . We enjoyed wonderful November sunsets from the balcony & enjoyed The Egg Bowl and. The Iron Bowl on the large screen TV. Home Away and the owner are both wonderful to work with and we WILL rent this unit again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review!! Appreciate you booking again for next year. Repeat guests are the best !!! see ya next year, David....owner
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5

A Wonderful Property with a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

David’s condo was very nice and comfortable. The view from the balcony was as wonderful as advertised. We enjoyed the stay so much, we have already booked our stay for next year. David was very accommodating during our 2 weeks as things came up during our stay, I would highly recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to Destin. Thanks again David, we will see you next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: gracias to you Don. Glad it was a good trip for your family. Appreciate you booking for next year. Repeat guests are the best compliment !!!
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5

A first rate condo in Destin with a terriffic view.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I could not have been more pleased with David Barnes' condo. It was exactly as advertised and David ensured that everything was ready when we arrived. Dianne and I will definitely book David's unit again when we return to Destin if it is available. Anyone who decides to rent David's condo will not be sorry.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that the Fuller family had a good vacation. Appreciate you taking a moment to leave such kind remarks in this review.Hope to see you again soon!! Respectfully, David.......owner
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5

Great property - Great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely and very spacious. The lanai was perfect with comfy chairs and loungers. The owner was very accommodating allowing us to stay later in the day since we had a late flight. I can not say enough good things about this listing. Perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Cinda !! so glad you had a successful vacation. come back!! come back!!
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5

Amazing view! Very nicely remodeled.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time! The unit is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad your family had a good vacation. Pls consider coming again. respectfully, David
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Gulfgate
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Bayou golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Walmart
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna water park
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Docks restaurant

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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
 
Late Fall
5 Nov 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£161
£1,033
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£868
for 7 nights
£868
£1,735
 
 
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,529
for 7 nights
£1,529
 
 
Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,387
for 7 nights
£2,387
 
 
late summer
5 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,749
for 7 nights
£1,749
 
 
Fall
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,446
for 7 nights
£1,446
 
 
Late fall
28 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,073
for 7 nights
£1,073
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£613
for 4 nights
£1,073
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £294.08
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner'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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