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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Gulf Place Caribbean condo description
We invite you to stay at the perfect beach getaway in our highly sought after quiet resort of Gulf Place Caribbean, off of scenic Highway 30-A. It's free from high rise hotels, crowds, congestion and traffic, right in the middle of Destin and Seaside.We have a beautiful ocean view, the beach is located right across the street and over a boardwalk, about a 3 minute walk to our beach.Our 3rd floor condo has a balcony view that looks directly over a lake, and a private path that leads to the beautiful sugar-sand beaches and emerald waters of Santa Rosa Beach. This home away from home is furnished with all the basic necessities for relaxed living.
The inviting light and cheerful living area holds a very comfortable overstuffed sofa (sleeper) that seats 3, a new LA-Z- Boy recliner, cable TV with a new 32' Flat Screen LCD-HD-TV with built in dvd player, a stereo and cd player. The living area is open to the dining area and kitchen, and is great for relaxing or entertaining.
The kitchen has new cabinets and new granite counter tops and everything you need to make a large meal for the family. There's a full set of dishes, new pots and pans, new skillets, several sets of glasses, a coffee pot, toaster, microwave, blender, crock pot and just about every utensil you should need. We even have a rolling igloo cooler that's handy for taking drinks poolside or to the beach. The dinning area is rather roomy, and has a table that can seat six. There are also two counter top chairs at the bar. It's just right for getting everyone together to reconnect and enjoy a meal with friends and family. Best of all, you can open the double French doors and enjoy the breathtaking views of the gulf from just about anywhere in the room, and at night, you can hear the waves rolling up on the shore.
The balcony on the back of the condo has a quiet, semi-private sitting area where you can watch our spectacular sunsets. There's a beach white wicker table that seats four and is perfect for your first morning cup of coffee, meals, games, or just relaxing.
The bedrooms are decorated in warm inviting colors and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom has a new KING SIZE bed with a new Tempur-Pedic Advantage Mattress, TWO Queen size beds in the second bedroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with new 32' Flat Screen LCD-HD-TV's with built in DVD players. Both bedrooms have a bathroom. The second bedroom’s bathroom has an entrance from the bedroom and from the hall.The condo will sleep 6 adults comfortably. There are two bunk beds that will sleep two children. Kids just love the recessed bunk beds in the hall. There's plenty of room for the whole family, but it’s also cozy enough for two.
The (snow white sand) beach here is quiet, scenic and clean. Great for walking, sunbathing, swimming and playing in the water, and of course making sandcastles. We provide beach umbrella's, beach chairs and also beach toys for the kids. We like to take our chairs and a beverage and relax on the beach while we enjoy our amazing sunsets, or take a nice evening stroll along the water.
When you’re ready for a break from the beach, there is quite a bit of other things to do. In the town’s center there’s an outdoor amphitheater and large grassy area where you can play ball or Frisbee with the kids, and watch a concert on Sunday nights in the summer. If you like shopping you’ll love the charming clothes shops Gidget’s, SOHO, or Hepburn’s (to name a few), or the decadent bath and body shop Pachouli’s. Or check out our local artist’s wares at the Artist’s of Gulf Place outdoor kiosks. You’ll also find Butterfly Bike Rentals that carries lots and lots of different sized bikes and other outdoor water equipment for rent as well. You’ll also find a surf shop, spa, and pharmacy on the property. If you’re hungry, there’s the popular Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor where you can find great coffee and desserts. For casual in or outdoor dining, there’s also the Smiling Fish Café (live music on the weekends in the summer), Amore Pizzeria or Kiwi Café (for great breakfasts and desserts). If you’d rather cook, there are quite a few convenient grocery stores nearby and Publix and Wal-Mart in Destin. There are a couple of fresh seafood markets right in the town of Santa Rosa Beach also. Goatfeathers is about 2 miles (on 30A), and the best fish market around. You can eat there or take it back to the condo.
The Beaches of South Walton represent the nation's best beaches with its miles of unspoiled shoreline and natural habitat. It is designated as the only place in the country to receive the Blue Wave Environmental Certification from the Clean Beaches Council for all 26 miles of its coastline.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable:
- Shared Hot Tub:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Water Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
I would highly recommend this property. The condo was the best equipped I have ever stayed in. The bunks beds were comfortable for my 6'5" son. We loved the laid back family atmosphere of the complex and the nearby shops and restaurants made it so relaxing to choose a good meal or shopping experience. The owners were a joy to deal with, looking forward to returning soon.
- Guest Beachbum (West Chester OH)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Tony for the great review. We are both so glad you and Donna and your family got to stay with us for your vacation. We work hard to keep our condo nice and we are so happy when our friends and guests have a fun stay and are comfortable in our home away from home. Thanks again for the help Pam and Mike
The condo offered everything you need for cooking, grilling, going to the beach (chairs, towels, umbrella's, coolers, many toys for kids, including kids snorkel gear, etc.) Drying rack on deck for baithing suits & towels. Plenty of room to eat inside, or on the deck. Very clean, comfortable throughout. (cleaning supplies provided) Large comfortable bedrooms. Great pool, and easy walk to beach. Elevators, luggage carts. Local shopping, coffee, ice cream, great restaurants, spa, beach store, kayak rentals on beach~ All in walking distance. Hope Church on the beach was such an added blessing. Website fits exactly to what you experience. Owner's were friendly and helpful.
- Guest Judy (Lexington, Kentucky)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind review.We are pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit to Santa Rosa Beach as well as your stay at Wish YouWereHere. We enjoy sharing our condo with others and lood forward to having you as our guests in the near future. Thanks again!! Mike & Pam
Perfect place to stay!
Perfect place to stay!
From the beginning - Pam and Mike were both easily accessible by phone, email or text. Pam was very helpful with suggestions on places to eat, shop and places to visit. The condo was clean and stocked better than any place I have been - with everything from kitchen pot/pans/utensils, plenty towels/beach towels, chairs/umbrellas/ and toys for the beach. It also had comfortable clean bedrooms(loved the king mattress) and has a nice view from the balcony. I have difficulty with stairs(due to knee injury) and was concerned about getting to the room and to the beach, but the elevator is easily accessible to get to the condo or bring you down to the pool or so you can walk across the street to the beach. The stairs to get to the beach are not too many and did not make it too difficult for me. This area has less traffic and was more peaceful/relaxing than Destin, but close enough to make a daily visit if you want to. Enjoyed bike riding in the area. This place was worth my money!
- Guest Vera (Lake Charles, LA)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Hi Vera...Thank you so much for your kind review. Pam and I are pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit to Santa Rosa Beach as well as your stay at WishYouWereHere. We enjoy sharing our condo with others and lood forward to having you as our guests in the near future. Thanks again!! Mike & Pam
Great week in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida!
Great week in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida!
Mike and Pam are great people-very easy to work with; respond to your emails asap! We really enjoyed the condo-great location/great beach! Lots of awesome restaurants nearby with no need to drive into Destin. Thank you again!!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are both so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love it when our guests enjoy our condo. It is our home away from home and we work hard to keep it nice. We hope that if you decide to return to Santa Rosa you will stay with us again. Thanks again Pam and Mike
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
This condo is awesome! Clean & bright & is beautiful just like the pictures. All the goodies you need for a great vacation are included, every kitchen gadget, beach towels, chairs, umbrellas. We cooked every day for the 6 of us. The dishwasher helped get the cleanup done quickly so you can be off for more fun. The mattress in master is the most comfortable I've ever slept on. The view is nice from the balcony and the area is peaceful & relaxing. The beach is literally across the street. The pool area is convenient to get to & is great for double red flag days on the beach. Tropical storm Andria had some major surf rolling in. This family is great to work with, quick with responses & helpful with everything. I will definitely ask to stay here again. Our niece got married on Dune Allen beach just down 30a. There's plenty to do within walking distance or bikes to rent just a block away & shopping & pizza & ice cream...we really enjoyed our stay here!! Thank you so much!!
- Guest Kim (Breese, IL)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much Kim for your great review. Mike and I love our condo and work hard to keep it nice. We are always glad when are guest are happy and have a good time. We love the temperpedic bed also. We take great pride in how clean it looks and how comfortable it is for our guests. If you decide to return to our area, we would love to have you stay with us again. Thanks Pam and Mike
Wonderful Winter Getaway
Wonderful Winter Getaway
Dear Pam and Mike - Once again, thank you for sharing your wonderful condo with us. We felt very fortunate to stay there for the second time. Your condo is so clean and well supplied. We hope to be able to rent it again in the near future. Best regards, Tom and Fran Gaylord
- Guest Tom and Fran (Arlington, Vermont)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your great review. Mike and I take great pride in the way our condo looks and we work hard to keep it that way. We are so glad you chose us for your second stay. We are always glad to have nice renters, who care about our place as much as we do. If you plan on returning again to Santa Rosa, give us a call we would be so glad to have you back for another stay. We appreciate your business and are glad you were comfortable and had a great stay. Thanks so Much Mike and Pam
Had a wonderful vacation
Had a wonderful vacation
We had a wonderful time at Wish You Were Here!!! The condo was well maintained and very clean! We enjoyed the location to the pool and beach and loved the Gulf Place Community. Riding bikes along 30A was a treat and unexpected. We would definitely look into Wish You Were Here again in the future!
- Guest CC (Franklin, TN)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks Courtney for the great review. We hope you had a good time and enjoyed staying at our condo. Mike and I take great pride in the way our condo looks and love getting good reviews. If we can help you in the future, please let us know. I hope you were all very comfortable and enjoyed the beach also. We always do:)
Stay at wish you were here
Stay at wish you were here
Place was nice kitchen floor was sticky upon arrival. Master bed was very comfortable, cobwebs behind bedroom door, I notice because I clean houses! Did not appreciate being accused of taking the TV remote, or having a "fight" (his words) in the kitchen ! Was upset about not getting security deposit back as I spent many hours washing laundry etc. I know carpet pad stains can come back up thru the carpeting, but we were accused of dirtying the carpet! ?? We took our shoes off upon entering. I would not recommend dealing with these owners, I would prefer an upfront and honest people to deal with, we have our pride and wouldn't trash the place like he insinuated, he just wanted to keep our deposit!! Really, I guess it distanced me from trying the VRBO route, I will go back to Resortquest, you deal with alot of people in life, some are honest and..some aren't, Like we tell our children if you don't lie and tell the truth you never have to worry about which lie you told.
- Guest Gretchen (Cokato MN)
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 02/15/13
Owner response: Ken and Greta...Although we disagree with your comments, we appreciate you taking the time to review our property. You mentioned that the cleaning was not up to your standards. We have reviews on this site that date back to 2009, when we began using VRBO. Yours is the first negative review during that time period, and the only deposit we have not returned. The carpets were cleaned just prior to your arrival. The stains were beyond what we have experienced from other guests in a seven day period, the kitchen cabinets were damaged and required a professional to repair them, and one of the remotes to the TV could not be found, and had to be replaced. I assure you the forfeiture of your deposit did not fully cover the expenses and inconvenience of cleaning and repairing the damages incurred during your visit. Pam and I pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our unit, and go out of our way to make our guests visit comfortable and enjoyable. The other 32 positive reviews say it all. The comment about honesty is way off base.We are and always have been very honest people. Sorry we can't include you as a totally satisfied review. Mike & Pam Rouse
Who could ask for more?
Who could ask for more?
This is really a beautiful place! The condo is attractively decorated, well equipped and conveniently located. Who could ask for more? To summarize, we had a great time with beautiful beaches, great food and a very restful stay. If you have never slept on a Tempurpedic, you 're in for a treat! Just close your eyes and let the space-age mattress do the rest. In addition to the comforts of the condo, when we were not at the beach, we were able to squeeze in some of the local sites, some antique stores and the outlet mall. Although it is enjoyable to use the car to explore all that the area has to offer, everything you need is within a short walk from the condo if you desire. This includes beaches, shops, restaurants, ice cream, pools, hot tubs and more. Of all of the places we ate, "Stinky's Fish Camp" was our favorite. We tried everything from grilled amberjack to oyster and shrimp baskets. It was all very good. We also walked across the parking lot to Amore' Pizzeria one night to eat some great pizza and enjoy live entertainment. It was a very enjoyable evening. Para-sailing, helicopter rides, dolphin cruises and more are also available if you like, but we kept to the more traditional beach activities. The owners are also very personable and even called to ensure the accommodations were to our liking, We had a great time!. Again, who could ask for more?
- Guest Karen (Helena, AL )
- Date of stay 08/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you so much Karen for this great review. Mike and i do work hard to keep our condo as perfect and comfortable for our guest as possible. Im so glad you liked the temperpedic bed, of course it is my favorite. We are both glad you enjoyed your visit, and you are always welcome to return to our Condo. Just give us a call. Thanks Pam and Mike
Second Time Around!
Second Time Around!
This was my second visit to "Wish You Were Here". It was every bit as wonderful as the first time. The condo is immaculately clean with every amenity you could possibly need or desire. Kitchen is well stocked with all appliances . They even include your coolers, beach towels and beach chairs. Where else could you get all the comforts of home!! The most spectacular of all is the view of the Gulf from your third floor balcony. In addition to this view the echoing sounds of the waves as they roll to shore and back out to sea again can be heard. Your balcony overlooks a beautiful lake with a fountain and also a partial view of the pool. Your evening is serenaded by the harmonious sounds of nature. What a wonderful concert it is!! Everything about your "home away from home" is perfectly seen from the selection of pictures the owners have displayed. The condo is beautifully furnished and staged. Your vacation can be whatever you want it to be. You can choose to spend a quiet relaxing day at the beach and dine in (grills are also provided) or the area abounds with fine dining. If you desire a day of shopping the outlet stores are not far away. The choices are many. This was a family vacation. We totally enjoyed everything about our stay. I am planning to return again in September for a week with the "girls". Can't get here soon enough!!
- Guest Pat (Erlanger, KY)
- Date of stay 06/09/12
- Review Submitted 06/21/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Wow, Thanks so much for such a great review. I know you love our condo as much as we do.You are welcome anytime. Pam and Mike
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Nov 2 - Mar 16
1 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
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Reservations will be confirmed only after receiving a $200 security deposit and a signed copy of a rental agreement which I will email to you. All rentals are subject to state and local taxes, as well as a $100 cleaning fee. All fees are due no less than 14 days prior to arrival. Upon receipt of full balance, a personal security code will be issued which will allow entry to the property.
- Tax Rate 12%
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Left to right. Big Mike, the short one is me Pam, Tracy my son's new wife and the tall handsome one is My son Mikey. Tracy is holding Wallace. He belongs to our friends Michele and Ray Martin.
Why the Owner Chose Gulf Place Caribbean:
We came down for my nephew's wedding and fell in love with Santa Rosa. We love the sugar white sandy beaches and the beautiful water. It's not a crowded beach its very peaceful, but it's close enough to Destin and Panama City if you decide you want a little more night life or excitement.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our property has everything you would need. If you didn't want to go anywhere else during your stay it's all right here for you at Gulf Place Caribbean. We have shops, entertainment, restaurants, bike rentals and even concerts in the summer. We have access to three pools, tennis courts and yes there is even a pharmacy.
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Great view from the balcony
Bright, fully equipped kitchen with everything you need and seating for 8
Living Room with Leather Lay-Z-Boy Recliner- Also new LCD-HD-32" Flat screen TV
Master Bath & 32" LCD-HD-Flat Screen TV
Lots of room for all the beach clothes and makeup. And a new 32" flat screen TV
Sit on the balcony and enjoy the outstanding views!
Great pool and Hot Tub - just an elevator ride away
New Dining Room Table. Open double french doors and enjoy the sound of the ocean
Master bedroom. KING SIZE BED WITH TEMPUR-PEDIC MATTRESS. Nice Chair for reading
2 queen sized beds in the second bedroom and new 32" LCD-HD- Flat Screen TV
2 Recessed Twin beds in the hall, Great for the kids.
Our Beach..On the Emerald Coast. The Absolute most beautiful beach in Florida.
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