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Walk to Everywhere!! Updated South Bay #32 Poolfront End Unit, Doorfront Parking

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

*Updated in 2016 & professionally decorated* *Pool front, End unit* 3 bd 3 bth

When you book a Destin vacation rental at Southbay by the Gulf you get among the most beautiful 2 & 3 Bedroom seaside town homes that are nestled on over 300 ft of private Gulf front beach in Destin. The resort boasts a number of fine amenities for you to enjoy while visiting Destin, FL, including a 5-acre fresh water lake, lighted tennis courts, two full sized pools & two kiddie pools, shuffleboard courts & beach side volleyball courts, BBQ grilling pits & so much more!

Nearby, you can experience some of the finest golf courses near Southbay in Destin, deep sea fishing adventures, parasailing, boating and much more. Not to mention the numerous dining & shopping options for you to indulge in. Guests can also take advantage of the shuttle service that is available throughout the Destin area!

*Updated in 2014 and professionally decorated*

*Updated kitchen in 2015*

*Pool front, End unit*

*All new flat screens in every bedroom*

Southbay by the Gulf, is a quaint little townhome community located on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This secluded property offers such a variety of vacation homes; you will be drawn back, time after memorable time. Our units feature private patios bursting with Florida wildlife, or you can fish from your private lake front balcony.

Southbay has 2 swimming pools and 2 kiddy pools; the south pool is heated in the winter. If it's tennis that you love, we have that too. Our grounds are made for walking so park at your front door and enjoy a stroll through the property while feeding the birds, fish and turtles.

More Details

Owner
Tarzah Archer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Tarzah Archer

We are a military family that lived in Destin for years. We had to move but wanted to hold on to a bit of paradise to come back and enjoy.

Tarzah Archer purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Tarzah Archer chose Destin

It is a family friendly complex and has a lot to offer. It is centrally located and you can walk most anywhere.

What makes this townhome unique

When you book a Destin vacation rental at Southbay by the Gulf you get among the most beautiful 2 & 3 Bedroom seaside town homes that are nestled on over 300 ft of private Gulf front beach in Destin. The resort boasts a number of fine amenities for you to enjoy while visiting Destin, FL, including a 5-acre fresh water lake, lighted tennis courts, two full sized pools & two kiddie pools, shuffleboard courts & beach side volleyball courts, BBQ grilling pits & so much more!

Nearby, you can experience some of the finest golf courses near Southbay in Destin, deep sea fishing adventures. Not to mention the numerous dining & shopping options for you to indulge in. Guests can also take advantage of the shuttle service that is available throughout the Destin area!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In Hall upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , First floor hall bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Clean, quiet and family friendly. Close to everything and the walk to the beach wasn’t too long

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful unit nice and clean will stay again

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not as advertised

  • 2 of 5

We rented this property for multiple reasons. It was a Christmas get together with my brother and his family as we haven't had Christmas together in nearly 40 yrs. The place was advertised as on the water, fishing from your balcony on the lake and one story with heated pool. Christmas week, the pool was not heated until the day before Christmas. It is a 2 story and this was a problem for most of us as some of us are seniors and my brother has issues with his knees. That was the first thing that distressed him when he arrived. The property was at least 3 rows from the lake and 6 rows from the beach. So it was not water front, which my sister-in-law desperately wanted. The pool that was heated was the one nearer the beach. Another reason we chose this unit was that it was dog friendly and gratefully we were able to bring our pups; just had to carry them up the stairs each time. It is a beautiful unit, however the living room furniture could use replacing. Couches were a bit slouchy. We had to call maintenance when we arrived as the downstairs toilet didn't work, the TV's didn't work and the guest bath upstairs sink faucet wasn't attached. All of these items were fixed promptly. We were not able to take a bath as the hot water merely trickled in the master, but the shower was fine. Again, we were greatly appreciative to bring our pets as they are very important to us and most places don't allow them. Thank you so much. The beach was beautiful. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry that the condo was not what thought it would be! It's NOT a single story place (the first 3 pics clearly show this - exterior and staircase photos) and it does not have a balcony on the lake. I think the description is pretty clear about this, but I'll go over it again to make sure there are no future misunderstandings. Are you sure you didn't confuse it with another place?! The maintenance issues are inexcusable, but I'm glad your were provided quick service. They will receive a call from me today! Happy to hear your four legged friends were able to enjoy the vacation. Thanks again for your feedback! Tarzah
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Great space, worked well for my large family

  • 3 of 5

The place was not on the beach side of the lake as it shows on the map pin drop. You have to walk through the complex and across the bridge that crosses the little fishing lake to get to the beach access. The southbay community is dog friendly but you can not take them on the beach anywhere in the county. Since you pay a fee to bring the pet it would be nice to know they can't go on the beach. The unit was right by the pool which was great. The kids loved that. The beach is private but all the unit owners have their chairs and umbrellas put out across the whole front stretch of the resorts beach so you've got to kind of get in where you can. Overall good for the price. Beach was beautiful and nearby attractions, shopping were close. Just a bit of a walk to the beach which wouldn't be too bad if you weren't carrying all of the stuff we carry for a large family.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm sorry about the pin confusion, it's a feature that the VRBO website automatically included in the listing and I didn't even realize it was there! It's a very basic Google pin drop which are not always extremely accurate. I have now disabled the pin location feature. Also, the quickest straight shot to the beach is out the back patio door and thru the south pool. Thanks again! Tarzah
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5

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 7 day vacation at Southbay by the Gulf! The apartment was clean and perfect size for our group. Rooms were clean and bed were comfortable. I was happy that we had more than enough towels for everyone, thank you! Beach was 6 min walk from apt#32, but pool was right across from us which was wonderful for our kids after a day at the beach! I'd sure stay there again and again

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugar Land, TX
5

Perfect location & place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to vacation! The condo was close to everything in town! As others commented it is a little walk to the beach. None of use minded the walk; we felt like we walked off a little of the drinks & food we were consuming haha. The condo met all of our needs for our family as it was comfortable, had the supplies we needed and it was kid friendly. The wifi was a little spotty for our service provider, but we weren't on our phones too much for it to be a big deal. The owner had great communication...super fast to respond to emails, questions & any concerns were handled right away. We'd stay at this location if we were to return to Destin.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watkinsville, GA
5

Wife's 50th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the unit in May 2016 and the stay was wonderful. I hadn't been to Southbay in over thirty years. I wanted to take my family and show them the joy Southbay gave me as a kid. The area has grown but the property area has stayed the same and been kept up too. The owner takes pride in the property and answers any questions/emails promptly. The property management was also extremely helpful. My family had a wonderful time and even stated they loved the "family" atmosphere the unit displays. l could go on about our experience but the best indicator is if one is willing to return. I will say we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Valparaiso
Nearest Barpub
Several
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
Many
Nearest Beach
Destin Beach

Central location! Walking distance to shopping, Target, grocery store, ice cream, countless restaurants, water park, etc. You name it, it's close by.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome 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
 
Summer
27 May 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,006
for 6 nights
From
£147
£1,089
 
 
Fall
19 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£670
for 5 nights
From
£109
£796
 
 
Winter
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£71
£587
£1,131
 
 
Winter Special
28 Oct 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£302
for 3 nights
From
£59
£503
£1,131
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £150.98 + Tax
Complex cleaning fee £113.23 + Tax

*** Please contact me if you would like to reserve the condo. DO NOT request a booking via the website. I use a local Destin management company to handle the bookings and payments. ***

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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