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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.
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
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Occupants under age 25 must have a parent as one of the occupants...moreless
Sandcastle building offered during prime summer months...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
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
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
Local Services & Businesses
condo directly fronts the beach, head on, not cocked at an angle. Nothing between balcony railing and water but sand and sea oats....moreless
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
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
FREE HI-SPEED INTERNET (WIRED OR WIRELESS) provided in #401...moreless
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
LATE SUMMER Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
FALL 2015 Sep 12 - Nov 6, 2015 3 night min stay
WINTER LATE 2015 Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
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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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'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
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.