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Beach view looking to the left from Southbay's beach

Beach view looking to the left from Southbay's beach Southbay landscaping - lots of grounds Southbay's pristine white, sandy beach ... short 200 yard walk from condo Southbay's pristine white, sandy beach ... short 200 yard walk from condo Parasailing in gulf - lots of fun! Southbay beach-front units ... my condo is a short 200 yard walk behind these Walkway to beach with gazebo and shower. Short 200 yard walk to the beach from my unit Pool area steps away from condo - between condo and beach Pool area steps away from condo with kiddie pool in foreground. Tennis courts near condo Front of condo. Short walk to beach.. Living area with sliding door to patio, 50' flat panel cable TV and DVD player. Living area with sleeper sofa and love seat. Dining area - large table seats 6-8. 50" flat screen cable TV. Fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, coffee grinder Upstairs master bedroom with queensize bed, flat-panel cable TV, master bath Upstairs full bath (one of two); Half bath on main level Upstairs bedroom #2 with queensize bed, flat-panel cable TV, door to full bath Upstairs bedroom #3 with bunk beds (ladder in closet), flat-panel cable TV Back patio Bridge across stocked freshwater lake on property (Catch and release fishing) 5 acre freshwater lake ... lots of ducks and turtles for kids to watch My grandson, Han, with a nice size brim caught at the lake bridge.

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Southbay by the Gulf townhome description

Heart of Destin. Walk to Beach. Free Wifi. Great Rates!
-Located at 'Southbay by the Gulf' (Unit #79)
-Individually owned townhomes
-14 acre family oriented resort in the heart of Destin
-300 ft of pristine white sand beach
-Close to restaurants, supermarkets, shopping, fishing out of Destin Harbor, numerous golf courses
-Condo (#79) is a short 200 yard walk to the beach (zoom in on google satellite view below for exact location of #79 on property)
-Walk to the beach thru the property ... no crossing of streets to get there
-Very peaceful and quiet - no Hwy 98 road noise
-WIFI
-Two story townhome - drive up to front door - no highrise elevator hassle!
-Living/dining/kitchen/half bath/laundry/patio on main level
-Living room with 50' flat panel cable TV and DVD player; queensize sleeper sofa
-Fully equipped Kitchen with refrigerator/icemaker, electric smooth-top range, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker
-Master bedroom (queen size bed - new extra firm mattress 9/2013) with private bath on upper level
-2nd bedroom (queen size bed - new extra firm mattress 9/2013) witn shared bath on upper level
-3rd bedroom (bunk beds) and shared bath on upper level
-Flat panel cable TV's in all bedrooms
-Owner's personal vacation home - very nicely decorated
-Five acre fresh-water lake on property (Stocked with bass and brim - catch and release fishing)
-Condo (#79) located between lake and beach
-Short walk to the beach, pool and tennis courts
- Single persons under the age of 25 must be accompanied by parents or guardian during stay.
-No pets, no smoking. Pet and smoke free.
-Check-in after 4 PM. Check-out before 10 AM.
-Early arrival (after 10 AM) is 1/2 daily rate.

Address: Unit 79, 940 East Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540-0246



Keywords: condo, townhome, townhouse

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Single persons under the age of 25 must be accompanied by parents or guardian during stay....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Two parking spaces directly in front of unit....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Sliding glass door to patio...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach access (200 yard walk on property, past tennis courts and pool). Located on beach side of lake....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    50' flat panel cable TV in living room 26' flat panel cable TV's in all bedrooms...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Blue Ray DVD player...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Short walk to pool on way to beach. Also kiddie pool. Heated in winter. ...moreless

                      • Heated Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Tennis
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Activities

                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Parasailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Fishing
                      • Groceries
                      • Water Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • Big Kahuna water theme park across highway. Fishing in five acre lake on property, Harbor Walk Village (2 miles) - Fishing fleet, restaurants, shopping, zip line....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Destin first timer

                            Destin first timer

                            • Guest HoustonCPA (Houston, Tx)
                            • Date of stay 10/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/21/13
                            We stayed for four nights and the condo is exactly as shown on the site. It is in a great location with restaurants, grocery stores and all types of stores very close by. Patrick was great and answered all of my questions and quickly returned my deposit. It was nice having HD tv's in each room with cable. I will definetly look at renting here again on my next trip to Destin. Only small issue was initially finding the place late at night when we first arrived. There is a second entrance to the condos that you must use. After looking again, it is mentioned in the driving from Birmingham to Destin, but coming from the west I did not initially look closely at those directions. This could easily be solved by taking a quick pic of the smaller Southbay entrance at the 950 block or so. No biggie. Great beaches, Great place to stay, and a Great owner. Counting the days to my next stay.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                            Owner response: Hi Robert, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the suggestion on directions. I have now added an additional note to my guest confirmation e-mail which addresses this. Patrick

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Long Weekend

                            Long Weekend

                            • Guest gina m.
                            • Date of stay 09/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                            We stayed here for 4 nights and it is exactly how it is pictured. This condo offered a short walk through the parking lot to the beach which made it nice when you are hauling beach "stuff". The condo was very clean and supplied with kitchen and plenty of bathroom towels. The mattresses on the beds seemed to be worn out, they were uncomfortable to sleep on. However this condo provided everything we needed for our stay in Destin and it was close to everything. Would consider going back if mattresses were changed.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

                            Owner response: Hi Gina, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your feedback. I just replaced both the queen-size mattress with new Serta extra firm mattresses. Hope you decide to stay with us again in the future! Patrick

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Girls Weekend

                            Girls Weekend

                            • Guest Pam (Atlanta)
                            • Date of stay 08/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                            We stayed at this beautiful townhouse for 3 nights. It was in perfect location to the beach, shopping and dining. Everyone was so polite and friendly. We all had such a wonderful time and are in talks of going back next year. I would highly recommend this rental. When you visit, try Louisiana Lagniappe or The Village Baytowne Wharf has lots of great options too.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Fantastic location

                            Fantastic location

                            • Guest hnguyen (houston texas)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                            The condo is exactly as pictured, the location is great. it is a very short walk to the beach but far enough to not hear any of the beach activities. This is my 2nd time staying at Southbay (first time at this particular condo) and I really appreciated the short walk! It stormed and rained for 4 days, we got a lot of use out of accommodations. Fourth of July fireworks weren't as great as last year (due to weather) but still amazing to be able to watch them on the beach. Target, Winn Dixie, Walgreens are across the street, very convenient considering the crazy Destin traffic that occurs the week we go.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                          • Southeast Texas family vacation

                            Southeast Texas family vacation

                            • Guest MeMe (Orange Texas)
                            • Date of stay 06/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/06/13
                            The condo was clean, well-maintained, cozy, home like…with all of the comforts of home...dishwasher, washer, dryer, fully equipped kitchen. It is located within a short walking distance from the beach...and there is a swimming pool literately seconds from the front door. So many fun things to do nearby…Harbor Boardwalk, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Just Chute Me (parasailing), deep sea fishing on Capt Nemo (amazing if you have children), Track Family Recreation Center. Not to mention many great places to eat…Another Broken Egg, The Pancakery, Callahan’s, Harry T’s, The Shrimp Basket, AJ’s Seafood, The Back Porch, McGuire’s Irish Pub, Rotolo’s Pizzeria…just to name a few (we do love our food). Patrick promptly answered all of our pre-rental questions and quickly returned our deposit check…?…thanks Patrick. I would definitely recommend this property to all of our family and friends.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Polk County Ga Family

                            Polk County Ga Family

                            • Guest Polk County Family (Cedar town Ga)
                            • Date of stay 06/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                            Condo was exactly as advertised, very clean and a great location. The owner was very helpful with the rental process. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a great vacation experience.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Mississippi Group

                            Mississippi Group

                            • Guest Josh (Raleigh, MS)
                            • Date of stay 05/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                            As a group of eight, we thoroughly enjoyed staying at your condo! It was excellent and completely met all our accommodation needs. The photos of the condo on this site are exactly how the condo appears. It was extremely clean and well-maintained when we arrived. The condo's owner is a pleasure to do business with because he takes the time to make sure his property satisfies the needs of the occupants. I would highly recommend this property to anyone! It is within walking distance of many restaurants and attractions, which are too many to name. If you're looking for a place to stay in Destin that feels like home, you can't go wrong with this condo!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.

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                          • Hoosier group

                            Hoosier group

                            • Guest Lulu (Indiana)
                            • Date of stay 03/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/13/13
                            Extremely pleased....enjoyed the ocean, pool and the availability to very nice restaurants, grocery stores, shopping; etc. Our grandchildren as well as my husband loved the parasailing, fishing, and swimming. It was great having the convenience of being able to prepare meals if we wanted to and having laundry facilities. Looking forward to returning next year.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Lovely Condo!

                            Lovely Condo!

                            • Guest Queen C.
                            • Date of stay 03/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                            We stayed for a short time for a wedding. This condo was very nice, comfy and clean. We would highly recommend it and look forward to staying here when we return to Destin.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Super!!

                            Super!!

                            • Guest Jilly (Morrow, Oh)
                            • Date of stay 09/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/22/12
                            Just got home from a week long (short) vacation at this condo.. Everything you need and just a great experience. I will definitely be going back with my family. Great location.......

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Apr 5 - May 16
                          2 night min stay
                          $160
                          $1,022
                          Summer
                          May 17 - Aug 9
                          3 night min stay
                          $235
                          $1,470
                          Fall
                          Aug 10 - Sep 2
                          2 night min stay
                          $160
                          $1,022
                          Winter 2013
                          Sep 3 - Dec 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $120
                          $728
                          Winter
                          Jan 1 - Feb 28
                          2 night min stay
                          $120
                          $728 $1,170
                          Spring
                          Mar 1 - Mar 7
                          2 night min stay
                          $160
                          Spring Break
                          Mar 8 - Apr 4
                          2 night min stay
                          $175
                          $1,183
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $235
                          $1,470
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning fee $90
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          $200 refundable damage deposit to hold.

                          Total rental amount due 30 days prior to stay


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                          Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Northwest Florida Regional, Ft. Walton Beach at 15 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: I live in Birmingham, AL and this is my personal vacation home. I've owned it for many years (thus my low VRBO listing number) and keep it very updated. Very private yet right in the heart of Destin (see map). Drive right up to the front door and unload your car (no elevators to deal with). Short 200 yard walk to the beach. Give me a call and I can tell you more. Patrick

                          The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                          Very quite and private. Close to pool and tennis courts. Drive up and park at front door. Townhouse condo ... no elevators to deal with. Short walk to Beautiful white-sandy beach (200 yards). Heart of Destin - convenient to new Harbor Walk restaurants, Wal-Mart, Target, WalGreens, Wynn-Dixie, Publix, Home Depot Five acre fresh water lake on property stocked with bass and brim (catch and release fishing).


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                          Photos

                          • Beach view looking to the left from Southbay's beach

                            Beach view looking to the left from Southbay's beach

                          • Southbay's pristine white, sandy beach ... short 200 yard walk from condo

                            Southbay's pristine white, sandy beach ... short 200 yard walk from condo

                          • Parasailing in gulf - lots of fun!

                            Parasailing in gulf - lots of fun!

                          • Walkway to beach with gazebo and shower.

                            Walkway to beach with gazebo and shower.

                          • Pool area steps away from condo - between condo and beach

                            Pool area steps away from condo - between condo and beach

                          • Tennis courts near condo

                            Tennis courts near condo

                          • Living area with sliding door to patio, 50' flat panel cable TV and DVD player.

                            Living area with sliding door to patio, 50' flat panel cable TV and DVD player.

                          • Dining area - large table seats 6-8. 50" flat screen cable TV.

                            Dining area - large table seats 6-8. 50" flat screen cable TV.

                          • Upstairs master bedroom with queensize bed, flat-panel cable TV, master bath

                            Upstairs master bedroom with queensize bed, flat-panel cable TV, master bath

                          • Upstairs bedroom #2 with queensize bed, flat-panel cable TV, door to full bath

                            Upstairs bedroom #2 with queensize bed, flat-panel cable TV, door to full bath

                          • Back patio

                            Back patio

                          • 5 acre freshwater lake ... lots of ducks and turtles for kids to watch

                            5 acre freshwater lake ... lots of ducks and turtles for kids to watch

                          • Southbay landscaping - lots of grounds

                            Southbay landscaping - lots of grounds

                          • Southbay's pristine white, sandy beach ... short 200 yard walk from condo

                            Southbay's pristine white, sandy beach ... short 200 yard walk from condo

                          • Southbay beach-front units ... my condo is a short 200 yard walk behind these

                            Southbay beach-front units ... my condo is a short 200 yard walk behind these

                          • Short 200 yard walk to the beach from my unit

                            Short 200 yard walk to the beach from my unit

                          • Pool area steps away from condo with kiddie pool in foreground.

                            Pool area steps away from condo with kiddie pool in foreground.

                          • Front of condo. Short walk to beach..

                            Front of condo. Short walk to beach..

                          • Living area with sleeper sofa and love seat.

                            Living area with sleeper sofa and love seat.

                          • Fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, coffee grinder

                            Fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, coffee grinder

                          • Upstairs full bath (one of two); Half bath on main level

                            Upstairs full bath (one of two); Half bath on main level

                          • Upstairs bedroom #3 with bunk beds (ladder in closet), flat-panel cable TV

                            Upstairs bedroom #3 with bunk beds (ladder in closet), flat-panel cable TV

                          • Bridge across stocked freshwater lake on property (Catch and release fishing)

                            Bridge across stocked freshwater lake on property (Catch and release fishing)

                          • My grandson, Han, with a nice size brim caught at the lake bridge.

                            My grandson, Han, with a nice size brim caught at the lake bridge.

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                          $120 - $235 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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