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Destin Gulfgate 401-Absolutely Beach Front, Xlg 2 BR, Sleeps 8

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Destin Gulfgate condo on 465' of Prime Destin Beach Front with Unit 401 location

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Travel Channel awarded Destin the honor of being voted the 'Best Family Beach' in 2013!!! Subscribers have voted Destin Gulfgate the best vacation rental condo in Destin!!! And guess what? The Number 1 rating was awarded BEFORE the new pool and fitness center at Destin Gulfgate were completed in March 2013. Want to see a live shot of the beach and the new pool at Destin Gulfgate? Go to dgcam.us and see for yourself. You can take control of the web camera and use the controls to train the camera yourself by sliding the little blue dot beneath the photo from extreme right (pool) to left (down the beach to the east).

If you're coming to the beach, stay ON THE BEACH! And it doesn't get any better than Destin Gulfgate #401.

Located on the east end of the fifth floor, DG #401 has SIDE WINDOWS for AWESOME VIEWS DOWN THE BEACH, day and night. And there is nothing between the 30' x 8' balcony railing and the Gulf of Mexico but sand and seaoats!

Destin Gulfgate is a small 65 unit family oriented gated condo community located in the middle of Destin, off Hwy 98 on 465' of beach which gives everyone more room at the beach. Come see for yourself why this family-friendly, gated condo is a repeat favorite year after year! And Destin #401 is the best way to enjoy that vacation!

Being on the east end, away from the center elevators, means more privacy and quiet time. The unit was decorated in relaxing beach colors and decor to give a Florida beach cottage feel....this is the beach after all! Everything about this custom floorplan makes it one of the largest 2BR 2BA units in Destin with 1430 SQ FT heated and cooled, in addition to the 30' foot balcony, a large size fully stocked kitchen, plus laundry room with brand new side by side washer and dryer. The 2 bedroom suites have their own baths and privacy; lots of closet space. THE WHOLE UNIT HAS BEEN TILED WITH 16' DIAGONAL TILES. COUNTER TOPS IN THE KITCHEN,GUEST BATH AND WET BAR WERE RECENTLY UPGRADED TO GRANITE.

The Master Bedroom has a King sized bed with new pillowtop mattress overlooking a WALL OF GLASS with sliding glass doors to the balcony. Adjoining the MBR is a large Bath with dual vanities and a 6' WALK IN SHOWER. The Second Bedroom/Suite hosts 2 QUEEN BEDS, lots of closet space and TV/DVD. Adjoining is a large bath with 6' WHIRLPOOL tub with shower head.

The Living/Dining area is 15' x 29' with a 15' WALL OF GLASS opening to the balcony, in addition to windows on the side for a very light and beach feeling, day and night. Great sunrises! Queen Sleeper sofa, 55" Sony FLAT SCREEN TV plus Blu Ray player for your enjoyment plus secured wireless high speed internet. The living room and master bedroom have true High Definition TV service with lots of movie channels. In Destin, converter boxes are needed to obtain true High Definition TV; the owner of 401 pays extra to provide such converter boxes in the living room, master bedroom and guest bedroom. Most owners only provide regular TV reception (no converter boxes) but 401 has three converter boxes!! Netflix is also available in the living room. Both bedrooms have 40" flat screen High Definition TVs and the kitchen has a 21" flat screen TV with built-in DVD player. Netflix is provided at no additional charge to rental guests.

For GPS, MapQuest, Google Maps, use following address: 1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida, 32541. GPS coordinates: 30.38448 -86.46111

"WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY" FAMILY SPRING BREAK (Mid-March to Mid-April) and SUMMER ( Mid-May, JUNE, JULY AND EARLY AUGUST)- WEEKLY RENTALS WITH SATURDAY ARRIVALS
NON-SMOKING FAMILIES ONLY!

CONDO RULES REQUIRE A PARENT TO BE ONE OF OCCUPANTS IF PARTY INCLUDES SINGLES UNDER AGE 25.

Destin Gulfgate is centrally located, just two miles from Florida's largest charterboat fishing fleet and seven miles from Silver Sands Designer Factory Stores, one of the Southeast's largest designer outlet malls and Grand Boulevard stores. The condo is within walking distance from THE TRACK Amusement Park and a half mile from BIG KAHUNA Water Slide Amusement Park-kids of all ages will love this and so will the parents. . Also within walking distance to restaurants (Ruth Chris Steak House, The Back Porch), breakfast places, pizza, and more. Fifteen golf courses are within a short driving distance. Wal-Mart super store as well as Winn Dixie and Publix supermarkets are within two miles. Rave Movie theatre and the Destin Cinema are nearby.


Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

This vacation unit is normally available for rent to non-smoking families (no unaccompanied singles under 25) for WEEKLY rentals with SATURDAY ARRIVALS from early March to Labor Day. Monthly rates for winter visitors are available November to the end of February. *Call for 6 month rates and March departure dates (no 11% tax collected with 6 month lease). OCCASIONALLY STAYS LESS THAN A WEEK ARE AVAILABLE. CHECK WITH US TO BE SURE. CHECK THE CALENDAR TOO.

Must do while in Destin:

Pick up key lime pies from Donut Hole and bring back to condo to enjoy on balcony

Drive down Florida highway 30A (turn right 1-2 miles past Sandestin traffic light) Go all the way until rejoins US 98 at Inlet Beach and return via US 98..

Have lunch or early dinner at Harry T's at the Harbor Walk. Day time adventure to watch all the boats from your table.

Have lunch or dinner at Back Porch Restaurant, down the sidewalk from Destin Gulfgate.. Use pedestrian gate and walk to restaurant.

Be at Harbor Walk on Thursday night for the 7PM Air Show and 9PM fireworks

Rent a pontoon boat and go party at Crab Island (Google 'crab island destin' to see what I mean)

Visit the Factory Stores at Silver Sands (6 miles east on US 98) on cloudy or rainy day. Hazardous to your credit card.

Go to the Village at Baytowne Wharf (turn left at Sandestin Traffic light, ask guard for directions). Go at night. East at Acme's.

Have lunch at Harbor Docks in mid Destin (Jaws II scenes were filmed there when the restaurant was named Captain Dave's)

Eat at Dewey Destin's (two locations: across from Waffle House and turn right on Calhoun Street just before Destin Bridge)

Tired of seafood: Mexican at Pepito's or Callahan's)

Stroll through Destin Commons (behind Bass Pro Shops, 2 miles east down US 98)

Additional pictures of Destin Gulfgate 401 are available at our other website gulfgate.info and video is at gulfgate401.info; availability is also posted on the internet on a calendar at 401schedule.info. Send us an email and we will send you a link to the other photo site and calendar if you cannot get to it.

For the most spacious two bedroom condominium you have ever stayed in, book early. To be put on our mailing list, send us an email. You will not be displeased with DESTIN GULFGATE. Gulfgate is rated #1 Destin vacation rental condo by a popular vacation advisory service.

Keywords: Destin Condominium, Beach front, Emerald Coast, Destin Vacation rental, Gulf front, midrise condo, Gulfgate, Destin Gulfgate, Destin

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1430 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : On the quiet east end, furtherest from the noise of the elevator lobby. No one walks by your front door or 2nd bedroom windows but people using the east stairs rather than the elevator....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Occupants under age 25 must have a parent as one of the occupants...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sandcastle building offered during prime summer months...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    New matress in 2013...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has king sized bed with new pillowtop mattress and box springs, lots of closet space, 15' of glass across the beach side., Queen size Beds (2) Guest#2 Bedroom has two queen size beds, lots of closet space, TV/DVD/VCR; Living sofa is queen sleeper sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa converts to a queen sleeper sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • End unit with windows with awesome views up and down the beach day and night, closet just outside the door to unit 401 is well stocked with beach umbrella, chairs, children's beach toys, 6' walk in shower in Master Bath, Pantry,...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    I provide High Definition service (convertor box) to the HD flat screen TV in the living room and master bedroom. Regular cable TV is provided in the guest bedroom and the kitchen. HBO is provided on channel 12 on all 4 tv's in unit...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    condo directly fronts the beach, head on, not cocked at an angle. Nothing between balcony railing and water but sand and sea oats....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Destin Gulfgate has 465' of prime Destin beach front for only 65 units. www.dgcam.us provides 180 degree balcony view. Slide little blue ball beneath web cam picture from right (pool) to left (beach)...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Destin Gulfgate has 465' of prime sandy Destin Beach Front right out front of the building. Nothing between balcony railing and water but sugar white sand and sea oats. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    FREE HI-SPEED INTERNET (WIRED OR WIRELESS) provided in #401...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    On the quiet east end, furtherest from the noise of the elevator lobby. No one walks by your front door or 2nd bedroom windows but people using the east stairs rather than the elevator....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    (4) A private telephone line is provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Unit has separate laundry room in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wired or wireless highspeed internet access provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size,large fully-stocked kitchen with window facing down the beach plus a breakfast bar...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator/freezer and icemaker...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony is 30' long and 8' deep and DIRECLTY faces the beach; nothing between the balcony railing and the water but sand and sea oats--very private unlike other condo balconies...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Gulf front Gazebo with new flat TV, shade, and refreshments and snacks for purchase --located adjacent to pool-a perfect place to get out of the sun and still watch the kids in the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    heated beachfront pool with lots of lounge chases and chairs, steps and underwater benches are kid friendly....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    the #2 bathroom has a 6' whirlpool tub with a shower head....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LATE SUMMER
Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,875
FALL 2015
Sep 12 - Nov 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$215
$1,350
WINTER LATE 2015
Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$185
$1,075

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Full payment due on arrival by check (preferred), cash, VISA, MC or Discover. No cancellation penalty. We operate on the honor system: you trust that our condo is as represented by our description, photos, and video, and, therefore, we trust that you will show up on the scheduled arrival date or cancel early if need be.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Florida Regional Airport - VPS
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 98 - Emerald Coast Parkway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Back Porch
180 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 feet from balcony railing

Car: Recommended

'The Track' amusement park and minature golf is across the street from DESTIN GULFGATE Restaurants are within walking distance of DESTIN GULFGATE 401 including the Back Porch, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and local fast food and specialty restaurants, seven miles to factory outlet mall at Silver Sands and Grand Boulevard, minutes to WalMart,Winn Dixie, and shopping,DESTIN GULFGATE #401 is an end unit with more privacy since far from elevators, DESTIN GULFGATE #401 is configured as two separate private suites each with private entrance to its own bathroom

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I was the one who initiated, named, planned, designed, marketed, and managed Destin Gulfgate condo, as well as being one of the developers. And as one of the developers and the designer, I made unit 401 unique. It is designed as two separate private suites and is one of a handful on units with both a 6' jacuzzi tub in one bath and a 6' walkin shower in the other. 401 is also a corner unit with more privacy and side windows.

Why the Owner Chose Destin Gulfgate:
Destin, Florida has the most beautiful beaches in the world. Also, every unit directly faces the beach and the building is closer to the water than any other condo other than those built 35 years ago when building could be placed closer.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
460 feet of beach for only 66 units of which a little over half are vacation rental units. Close to everything, including walking distance to the Back Porch and Grazzi restaurants.


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Photos

  • Destin Gulfgate condo on 465' of Prime Destin Beach Front with Unit 401 location

    Destin Gulfgate condo on 465' of Prime Destin Beach Front with Unit 401 location

  • View from balcony looking down the beach to the east

    View from balcony looking down the beach to the east

  • New balcony furniture- 2 tables, 8 chairs and 2 chaise loungers-enjoy beach!

    New balcony furniture- 2 tables, 8 chairs and 2 chaise loungers-enjoy beach!

  • New Sleeper-sofa and chairs-family gathering place

    New Sleeper-sofa and chairs-family gathering place

  • Dining area with wet bar and window overlooking beach to the east in background

    Dining area with wet bar and window overlooking beach to the east in background

  • Gulf front Master Bedroom Suite opens to balcony and is private from other BR

    Gulf front Master Bedroom Suite opens to balcony and is private from other BR

  • Guest bedroom has two queen beds with private access to second bath room-40" TV

    Guest bedroom has two queen beds with private access to second bath room-40" TV

  • New Beach front infinity edge pool completed in March 2013-childrens play, shade

    New Beach front infinity edge pool completed in March 2013-childrens play, shade

  • Watch the children from the shady umbrella lounge chairs-kids will have a ball

    Watch the children from the shady umbrella lounge chairs-kids will have a ball

  • Charcoal Grills with picnic tables for BBQ by the Gulf-doesn't get any better

    Charcoal Grills with picnic tables for BBQ by the Gulf-doesn't get any better

  • New fully equipped fitness center overlooking pool and beach-way to exercise

    New fully equipped fitness center overlooking pool and beach-way to exercise

  • Where would you rather be on Memorial Day ?
Bigger units, bigger beach!!!!

    Where would you rather be on Memorial Day ? Bigger units, bigger beach!!!!

  • View from living room: low enought to see beach but high enough for privacy

    View from living room: low enought to see beach but high enough for privacy

  • Balcony View West. Destin Gulfgate #401 with 465' beach, beachfront pool

    Balcony View West. Destin Gulfgate #401 with 465' beach, beachfront pool

  • View from Kitchen Window looking down the beach to the east

    View from Kitchen Window looking down the beach to the east

  • Gulf front LR with side windows makes it light and airy...lots of sunshine ,

    Gulf front LR with side windows makes it light and airy...lots of sunshine ,

  • Huge full size kitchen with granite counters, wet bar/ice machine, laundry

    Huge full size kitchen with granite counters, wet bar/ice machine, laundry

  • View from king size bed in master bedroom

    View from king size bed in master bedroom

  • Brand new full size washer and dryer

    Brand new full size washer and dryer

  • New gulf front fitness center fronts new pool w/ play area and sunbathing deck

    New gulf front fitness center fronts new pool w/ play area and sunbathing deck

  • Two beach chairs and umbrella provided during season. Other chairs may be rented

    Two beach chairs and umbrella provided during season. Other chairs may be rented

  • Beach gazebo to sign up for beach chairs, buy drinks, or just sit in the shade.

    Beach gazebo to sign up for beach chairs, buy drinks, or just sit in the shade.

  • View down the beach to the east through port hole in 401 balcony wall

    View down the beach to the east through port hole in 401 balcony wall

  • 55" Sony Flat Screen TV with converter box for true HD and Blu Ray Player

    55" Sony Flat Screen TV with converter box for true HD and Blu Ray Player

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