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3BR Penthouse~Private Rooftop~Water Views from Bed~Must See!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,255 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Penthouse Condo with 2 Full Bathrooms

There's Destin West, and then there's a Destin West Resort penthouse - a vacation home that feels like it's been air-dropped directly onto the top of the world. Well, if the top of the world could swap its clouds for sun, sea breezes and ocean views.

You'll feel it the first time you summit the spiral staircase to your private rooftop terrace: It's the highest point on Okaloosa Island, and from here you'll have a 360º panoramic view of the island, Choctawhatchee Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, not to mention untouched beaches and heaping sand dunes. You read that right: unobstructed island, bay, beach and ocean views that stretch north to south, east to west. Or, as we call it for short, "the best view in the world."

Spiral back down to the main living quarters, where the views just don't quit. Unlike many lower-level condos, Pelican's Perch (officially Pelican PH-03, bayside) offers open water views from the master bedroom, living room, dining area, and kitchen, plus peekaboo views from the second bedroom and bunkroom.

Hold. The. Phone. Open water views from nearly every room? You got it. So whether you're lounging in the master bedroom or chatting in the living room or chowing down at the table or prepping dinner in the kitchen, the sliding glass doors and picture windows are the only things that separate you from the sparkling, jade-colored bay that helps earn the famed Emerald Coast its name.

The water views are just the beginning: From the moment you step into Pelican's Perch and the balmy sea breezes tickle your senses, your worries begin to melt away. This is a soothing and special getaway, where you can enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony before the kids get up. A place where you can lounge on your private rooftop, basking in the warm Florida sun. A getaway where you can watch the sunset dip over the horizon, the skyline streaked in a kaleidoscope of pink and purple, as your fresh Gulf shrimp skewers sizzle away on the grill. In a word, Pelican's Perch is striking.

But hey, we know you're not just here for the 360º views, rooftop terrace, and three bedrooms: you're here for Destin West Resort. And we don't blame you. The resort's list of amenities is almost embarrassing, with offerings like a 5,000 square-foot swimming pool, kid-friendly zero-entry (aka beach) pool, two giant Jacuzzis, winter-heated waterfall pool, and the region's largest lazy river. Booyah, we said lazy river. (And it lights up at night!)

Meander across the resort's private footbridge, and you're on a pristine, white-sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico's Choctawhatchee Bay. Rent boogie boards, sea kayaks, or jet skis; sign the kiddos up for resort activities; and sweat off Florida's epicurean delights in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Yes, without a doubt, Destin West Resort is one of the most family-friendly, well serviced, and upscale locales on the island.


A lot of rentals force you into cookie cutter molds. Not us. At Coastal Vibe Vacations, we believe that every vacationer has the right to a personalized vacation that's tailored to their needs and wishlist. With that in mind, Pelican's Perch is well suited to:

~ Small Families: Traveling with a couple of kids and/or a grandparent or two? With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, Pelican's Perch has room for everyone.

~ Large Families: Close-knit families that don't mind bunking up can easily sleep parents and up to six kids.

~ Families Vacationing Together: The layout at Pelican's Perch is perfect for two families traveling together, easily sleeping two couples and up to three kids.

~ Water Lovers: Do you appreciate a good view? Even if you don't need three bedrooms, this condo's spectacular views and rooftop deck make it worth the premium. Oh, and did we mention that the Lazy River, pool, marina and palm trees - all within your view - light up at night?

~ Traveling Friends & Family: If you're looking for even larger living spaces, we're happy to book you into both Pelican's Perch and next-door Pelican PH-02, for an additional master bedroom and bunkroom. Be close, yet have your own, separate spaces.


The condo is conveniently located on Destin's Okaloosa Island, just steps away from a veritable buffet of things to do, places to see, and experiences to live. Even if you spent a few months here, you'd be hard-pressed to fit in even half our list of favorites!

That said, we're also happy to make recommendations for activities and attractions further afield; just let us know what you love to do, and we'll make it happen. We also send all guests our complementary Destin Insider's Guide, complete with special discounts and deals exclusively for Coastal Vibe guests!

Now without further ado, here are a few of our favorite things:

~ Destin West Resort: 7 outdoor pools, 3 whirlpool spas, a lazy river, private beach access, children's programs, a fitness center, special winter programs, and more awesomeness await.

~ Private charter fishing: Wet your line and experience why Destin has been nicknamed the "luckiest little fishing village," with catches like red snapper, grouper, amberjack, king mackerel, and more. Plan your fishing early, and spend the rest of your stay grilling up your catches!

~ Motor boating: Make waves and catch rays! Fire up the engine and cruise down the bay, inquire in quiet coves, drop anchor at Crab Island for an afternoon dip, or follow a pod of dolphins - the bay is your oyster.

~ Local beaches: Dig your toes into powder-soft, white sand at any of the 13 public access beach points in Destin.

~ Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: Take the kids (and kids-at-heart) to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, alligators, sea turtles, stingrays, otters and much more. Animal shows and behind-the-scenes encounters held daily.

~ Championship Golf: Unleash your skill and swing at Destin's numerous world-class golf courses, including Kelly Plantation, Rigatta Bay, and Sandestin's four championship courses.

~ Shopping: If you get the zen to spend, head over to the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Destin Commons, Harborwalk Village, Baytowne Wharf, and other Destin shopping hotspots.

~ Go-carts and Mini-Golf: Go wild at The Track, a recreation center with go-carts, mini golf, bumper boats, bungee jumping, arcade games, and more.

~ Day cruises: Explore the Gulf of Mexico, your way - theatre cruises, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises, and more. There's even a pirate cruise to thrill your youngest family members!

~ Water recreation: Popular water sports include waverunner rentals, paddle-boating, kiteboarding, parasailing, kayaking, and jet-skiing.

~ Other activities: There are bike and jogging trails, the Emerald Coast Conference Center, Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park, old-timey Boardwalk, and plenty of other things to do in and around Destin.

~ Rainy Day?: Mosey on over to the neighboring Fudpuckers (a one-of-a-kind Destin experience!) and its Fat Daddy's arcade, and see if you can earn enough tickets for your dream prize - or beat my NBA Hoops high score. (Betcha can't.)


Coastal Vibe Vacations is not some faceless company, so let me introduce myself. My name is David Jenn, and I've owned & managed properties at Destin West for 10 years now. I love Okaloosa Island with a passion - a passion I promise I'll use to help you plan the vacation of your dreams.

When you book with Coastal Vibe, you're talking with me. Always, every time. I'll help you pick the perfect condo (I manage nearly a dozen) and will offer recommendations based on you, not some preconceived notion. Our booking process is simple and I'm available by phone, text or email. I promise to go above and beyond.

Well, you've made it this far. What are you waiting for? Just click that yellow "Email Manager" or "Book It" button (on right) and clue me in to your wishlist. I'm looking forward to it!​

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About David Jenn

We are Coastal Vibe Vacations, a small property management company that has 50 properties and we look to serve you. We've owned & managed properties on Okaloosa Island for 14 years now. We love Okaloosa Island with a passion - a passion we promise we'll use to help you plan the vacation of your dreams. We look forward to connecting with you and hosting you for your future vacation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Ft Walton Beach in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Floor Area:
  • 1255 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


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3BR Penthouse~Private Rooftop~Water Views from Bed~Must See!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Omaha, Nebraska

Love this unit!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condo! Nicely decorated. Master bedroom king bed was so comfortable! The rooftop area is a wonderful place to grill and lounge in the sun! Your own private oasis! Great location with the best of 2 worlds! Located on the bayside with a super pool area and lazy river! A short walk over the bridge and you are on the gulf side enjoying the gulf! Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby! You can’t go wrong staying here, the owner David Jenn is the best! Super friendly and quick to follow up on any issues you may have! This was our 2nd year staying in one of his units! We loved this one so much we have rented it for next January, February and part of March 2019! You will love this condo and the Destin West Resort!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We really try to make every condo have the comforts of home and love that you thought the Master bedroom bed was so comfortable. We look forward to having you stay again next winter and so grateful you keep coming back.
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This condo is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

When we walked it we were amazed at how up to date the decor was and it was amazingly clean and the beds were all very comfy! I strongly recommend you staying in this condo!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Rose. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are thrilled to hear such kind words.=) This is a beautiful pent house with so many fun things to do!! The beds are perfect as well. We can't wait to host your family again soon. ~ David
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Very well maintained

  • 4 of 5

Experience was good as usual. We come every spring and fall for the emerald coast volleyball classic. Destin west is a great resort for this event!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corey...We are thrilled your family comes so frequently to Destin. I will agree this is the perfect spot for the volleyball tournament. The spring and fall are just beautiful down here. We can not wait to host your family again soon. ~ David
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Fairmont, WV

Two wonderful months

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two months in PH-3 Destin West Bay side and absolutely loved it. Waking up each morning to look out at the beautiful bay is a very good way to start your day. The unit was very nice and comfortable with great amenities. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked it for next year. Looking forward to going back to Okaloosa Island for sun, fun and toes in the sand.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Art...We love to hear of our families coming for a few months to get away. Destin is the perfect place to relax ad unwind, plus the weather is beautiful too. So thrilled to hear your have already booked your next stay. See you soon. ~ David
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at David's Destin West Pelican PH03. First of all, the welcome packet David has put together is one of the best I have seen - lots of good recommendations on things to do and places to eat. The condo itself is great with faux wood (tile) flooring which was exceptionally clean. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked.

This was our first stay at Destin West and it was a great experience. The pools on the bayside were very clean and had several areas of shade (seems like a rarity to have shaded areas on the gulf coast). The lazy river was enjoyable too. It's a bit of a walk across to the beachside, but not too long (we had our two little ones make the walk with no problem). The splash pad and the Ramada pool next door were great benefits on the beachside.

Overall a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom. Thanks so much for your 5 star review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We always want our families to be in the know of all the fun places to go and eat, along with a variety of other attractions as well. I am also available to answer any other questions you may have as well about the property, etc. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to hosting your family again soon. ~ David
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Great family vacation

  • 4 of 5

The space in the condo is amazing! I was really disappointed that there was no hot tub on the rooftop. Master bed mattress is hard as a rock. The pillows were horrible. We like firm pillows. I was also disappointed that the master tub was not a jacuzzi. There was only one roll of toilet paper per bathroom and one roll of paper towels. There were no extra trash bags. So just be prepared for that. But none of that would stop me from coming back. Just things I would know to be prepared for. The beach cart with floats and chairs is great. We didn't use it but it's nice to know it's there. I love that every room has a TV and cable. The living room and bunk room have a DVD player. I love that the refrigerator has ice and water on the door. The water in the lazy river and pool were freezing! But the kids didn't care. My teenager and her friend laid on the rooftop for hours at night just talking. I wasn't really impressed with most of the restaurants. Several of them had kitchen staffing issues and said they aren't usually this busy. They weren't busy at all. Fudpuckers was disgusting when we ate and then we went another day for drinks and they closed at 9 pm. They will never have our business again. But the area is nice and we did have a good time. We had perfect weather and not a drop of rain.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather. Thanks so much for your review. We always like to hear from our families even during their stay with us. If anything is ever not to your full liking, please call me. All of those items are quick fixes. We can even bring you different pillows. We are close and can be there in a jiffy. We are so happy your enjoyed the resort and would love to see your family again soon. ~ David
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