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

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

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Destin Gulfgate condo description

Travel Channel has recently 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 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, and 2 guest suites with their own baths, lots of closet space. THE WHOLE UNIT HAS BEEN TILED WITH 16' DIAGONAL TILES. COUNTER TOPS IN THE KITCHEN 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, 42' 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!! There is also the necessary cable to display your Netflix movies on the brand new 42' Sony TV in the living room....and cabling in the second bedroom for the youngster's Xbox or other video game devices.

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

*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 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. 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)

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 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

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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            New refrigerator/freezer and icemaker...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Unit has separate laundry room in unit...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning

          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

              • 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

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wired or wireless highspeed internet access provided...moreless

              • Telephone:

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

              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

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • 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

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Parasailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Fitness Center
              • Jet Skiing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 15 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              SUMMER
              May 24 - Aug 8, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,550
              LATE SUMMER
              Aug 9 - Sep 5, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,800
              FALL
              Sep 6 - Nov 7, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $210
              $1,050
              WINTER
              Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $180
              $1,050 $1,800
              WINTER 2015
              Jan 1 - Mar 13, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $180
              $1,050 $2,050
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              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.


              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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              Last updated: 07/15/2014
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              Location

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

              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

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

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

              • View from balcony looking down the beach to the east

                View from balcony looking down the beach to the east

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

                View from Kitchen Window looking down the beach to the east

              • View from king size bed in master bedroom

                View from king size bed in master bedroom

              • Guest bedroom has two queens with private access to second bath room

                Guest bedroom has two queens with private access to second bath room

              • Dining area with Armoire and stereo system in background

                Dining area with Armoire and stereo system in background

              • Brand new full size washer and dryer

                Brand new full size washer and dryer

              • Grills with picnic tables for BBQ times

                Grills with picnic tables for BBQ times

              • New fully equipped fitness center overlooking pool and beach

                New fully equipped fitness center overlooking pool and beach

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

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

              • Comparison of beach at typical Destin condo and Destin Gulfgate on Memorial Day

                Comparison of beach at typical Destin condo and Destin Gulfgate on Memorial Day

              • 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

              • Destin Gulfgate 401's balcony is HUGE (8' X 30') and directly faces the beach

                Destin Gulfgate 401's balcony is HUGE (8' X 30') and directly faces the beach

              • Master Bedroom King sized bed with new matress

                Master Bedroom King sized bed with new matress

              • Comfortable Living Room Furnishings

                Comfortable Living Room Furnishings

              • 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

              • Granite countertop bar, bar stools, wet bar with ice machine

                Granite countertop bar, bar stools, wet bar with ice machine

              • Granite Countertop Kitchen Bar

                Granite Countertop Kitchen Bar

              • Aerial Photo showing location of Prime End Unit 401 and resort amenities

                Aerial Photo showing location of Prime End Unit 401 and resort amenities

              • New Beach front pool completed in March 2013

                New Beach front pool completed in March 2013

              • Destin Gulfgate unit 401 location: quiet end unit with side windows

                Destin Gulfgate unit 401 location: quiet end unit with side windows

              • Destin Gulfgate has 465' of prime beach front in the heart of Destin

                Destin Gulfgate has 465' of prime beach front in the heart of Destin

              • View from king size bed in Master bedroom

                View from king size bed in Master bedroom

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              Sleeps 8

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