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Recent Southbay by the Gulf reviews

  • Fun Family Getaway

    "We immensely enjoyed our stay at Unit 67 in Southbay. The unit itself was very comfortable and had all the kitchen items, pillows and bedding needed. We had 2 adults, a 17 year old, 8 and 6 year old and the bed types worked great for us. All the beds were comfortable. The owners were very easy to work with and readily available to answer questions. This unit backs up to the pool which was great after a long day at the beach the kids could jump right in for more swimming. The beach is very close maybe 2 minutes walk and that's while toting cooler, rafts etc. The rental includes 1 Umbrella and 2 chairs setup at the beach which was a great plus as we flew in and didn't have any chairs with us. The patio has a storage closet that has a charcoal grill and maybe a few leftover rafts from other renters (we left a couple there and there were some when we arrived), and there is an air hose at the pool so you can blow up any floats too! The complex has a lake that is full of turtles and you can fish too. Parking is in front of the unit so it's super easy to load and unload. We will be back (hopefully soon!) A great choice for family fun is the Harborwalk which is about 2.5 miles away. Of course the restaurants there are pricey because it's a tourist area and you are paying for the views which are spectacular, but there are free parades, concerts, and fireworks on different nights seasonally, and they have a small midway with carnival games for the little ones and zip lines for the teens (not free of course). You can also walk along the harbor for about a mile or so and see all the boats and if you are lucky like us dolphins. Also here on the docks is Destin Snorkel which has Sunset dolphin cruises and dolphin/snorkel cruises. We did both and had a great time. AJ's is a good choice for dinner with the kids or drinks, food and dancing later in the evening, they always have great bands and their peel and eat shrimp was way larger than at other restaurants we went to. McGuires is a Destin favorite with dollar bills stapled all over walls and ceilings. The food is good pub fare salads, burgers steaks etc and it is always busy. Go early or be prepared for a bit of a wait (if you don't care about AC go upstairs to get a table faster)"
    Guest: Mandy W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • First time Ocean goers!

    "This was my families first time to see the ocean and I wanted to make it memorable, and boy did I!! Staying in the Dream Chaser was by far the best place I could have chosen! We had a few crazy things that happened (ie: wind flipping patio table and shattering it) but Jeannie was amazing in trying to fix things even when she was miles away. We loved everything about our trip and will for sure be staying at the Dream Chaser again!!!"
    Guest: Shellie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • great place

    "We really enjoyed our stay. Three bedrooms, one of the bedrooms had a bunkbed. My son and daughter took turns sleeping on the top bunk. With 2 1/2 bathrooms everyone had enough space to get showered and dressed. I have no complaints. The price was great! We cooked some of our meals in the kitchen and also used the BBQ pit on the back patio. The patio is just big enough to cook and eat comfortably for a family of four. I have no complaints. Although the condo is not on the beach; it's just a short walk. I would recommend bringing something to cart around your ice chest, towels etc."
    Guest: Monica A. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
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  • Love Love Loved Our Stay

    "This condo was very nice, centrally located, near great places to eat, shop, and have fun. Short walk to the beach from your condo, multiple pool access, and lots of fun for the kiddos! Condo was updated, clean, and very spacious for all of our family. We had 4 adults, and 2 kiddos! Definitely will be returning next summer! Great price, and the owner is easy to work with! Totally recommend!!"
    Guest: Angie & Brad Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: December 14, 2014
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