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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 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Penthouse unit #1105, extensive remodel finished 1/15/17 !! See new pics !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 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: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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Knoxville, TN, USA
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY...

  • 5 of 5

This condo was recommended by a friend who gave it glowing reviews and we couldn't agree more with their impression. Beautiful, clean, spacious and situated so close to the water you could hardly drag yourself off the patio and away from the view. Also very conveniently located in respect to dining, shopping, etc. The owner is friendly, accommodating, and very easy to work with. Can recommend it w/o hesitation. My only complaint is that our stay was too short.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot for vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

So perfect and beautiful!! Wonderful spot for my whole family. View is amazing and place is very clean! Owner is very easy to get a hold of. Several places to walk to. Perfect spot to park it for the week and relax. Family friendly. I could go on and on!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana
5

October Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from Destin after a nice week staying in this condo. It has all the extras to make it feel quite homey. Compared to other Gulfgate condos, it needs a "bit" updating, but for the price, which is less than other condos there, it's definitely worth it.

David, the owner, is a very kind man who is very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! This condo has the most amazing view! You really can't be any closer to the beach. We love sitting on the balcony, watching the dolphins swim by. The condo is spacious and comfortable. Love having the ice maker for our frozen concoctions! The king bed in the master bedroom is so comfortable and I sleep so well and wake up refreshed. We like to leave the door to the balcony open an bit at night so we can hear the waves. This is our 5th time staying here. David is always gracious and helpful. The staff at the Gulfgate is very efficient. The pool was cold this year, about the same temp as the Gulf, so we weren't in the water much. The only thing we ever wish for is a hot tub by the pool. Looking forward to next Spring Break already.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Neches Texas
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay in David's condo, he makes the stay so easy and is a pleasure to deal with. We have stayed in a lot of condos in Destin and this is by far the best with unbelievable ocean views. The condo is very roomy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,596
for 6 nights
From
£266
£1,587
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£2,445
for 6 nights
From
£408
£2,479
 
 
Late summer
5 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,776
for 6 nights
From
£296
£1,816
 
 
FALL
2 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,502
for 7 nights
£1,502
 
 
Late Fall
5 Nov 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£592
for 3 nights
From
£197
£1,115
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£901
for 7 nights
£901
£1,802
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£637
for 4 nights
£1,115
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £305.35
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.

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