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Penthouse! Destin Towers 3BR/3BA, Gulf and Beach-Front, Available May 26-Jun 2!

Destin, FL, USA
  • Condo1950 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 BR, Sleeps 9, 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 full sleeper, and 1 twin roll away

Visiting beautiful Destin? Doesn't your family deserve the best? Step up to the Penthouse!

Treat your family to a luxury beach-front penthouse vacation in the heart of beautiful Destin. Villa Champagne is a 3 bedroom condominium home located in the Destin Towers Resort. Destin Towers is right on the Gulf of Mexico, ideally located in the heart of the City of Destin. Villa Champagne offers fabulous views, plenty of space, AND comes recommended by Southern Living Magazine.

Enjoy a family vacation in this huge (1950 sq ft + over 500+ sq ft of balcony), $ million+ 15th floor penthouse, with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 balconies and great room with Gulf views from every window. Destin Towers, chosen in 2007 by Southern Living Magazine as a 'TOP PICK' Destin family condo, is on the Destin beach and direct Gulf-front. Inside, you can stretch out on our new, LEATHER, mocha-colored sectional sofa for great room with chaise reclinable lounger and two other built-in recliners. Brand new beauty and comfort to make your Penthouse visit even more comfortable.

Interior features include 9 foot smooth ceilings; crown molding; tile and bamboo floors; gourmet kitchen with island, wet bar, Silestone counter and bar tops, and stainless steel appliances; and a spa-quality master suite with luxury walk-in shower (see photos), 3 shower heads plus 4 body sprays. Destin Towers is near attractions, shopping, fine restaurants, and, to top things off, is located right on the sugar-white sands of Destin beach, the perfect place to watch the dolphins frolic.

NEW 37' High Definition TV with Hi Def Cable Channels in Living Room. Flat-screen Hi Definition TVs with DVD players in all three bedrooms.

Interior and Security: There are queen size beds in the second and third bedroom, and three full baths. The second bedroom is, in effect, a second master suite with access to its own full bath. The great room love seat is a full size sleeper, and an additional roll-away single twin bed is also included, most suitable for a child.

This condominium has all the comforts of home. Tastefully decorated, Villa Champagne offers more than 1950 square feet of living space, so you will be able to enjoy your time indoors as much as your time on the beach.

Destin Towers is a gated resort, with modern electronic security at all accesses (even the beach gate), so you will feel safe and secure during your relaxing stay.

Travel Channel Viewers have just voted Destin as the 'Best Family Beach 2013' In Travel Channel’s online poll for the Best Family Beach of 2013, the Destin area received 43 percent of the votes cast for the best beach destination for a family. Also in the running were the Outer Banks, N.C., Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Cape Cod, Mass. “This didn’t just happen,” said Dan O’Byrne, director of Okaloosa County’s tourist development department. “The focus on the family is in our DNA. Our attributes are self- evident from our accommodations, our beaches, our people. We’ve been the family vacation spot for decades.

Southern Living magazines recommends Destin Towers: The April 2007 edition of Southern Living Magazine contains a feature article on vacationing in Destin called the 'Destin Family Beach Guide.' You can go to Southern Living on line, and search Destin to find the Southern Living Destin Family Beach Guide Slide Show. The feature includes information on lodging, activities, restaurants, and shopping. The authors conclude that when vacationing in Destin, renting a condo is the way to go, but choosing a condo can be tricky. To assist the reader, the authors list their top picks in the 'Condo Favorites' section of the article, and name Destin Towers as one of the top picks, noting that after a few days at Destin Towers, you will feel more like a resident than a visitor.

Beach and beach services: Beach service is available from March - November at very reasonable daily or weekly rates. Destin Towers is a low density condominium and owns the Gulf-front beach. There are only 45 units in Destin Towers, and only about half of them are available for rental, so the common areas are uncrowded, and you won't have to jostle to get that 'front row' beach spot. Also, with two elevators, you won't be wasting valuable vacation time waiting for an elevator.

This is a non-smoking condominium. No pets are allowed. Minimum age for renters is 26 years old.


Gerry Champagne

Member Since 2007
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About Gerry Champagne

Gerry is an attorney who served in the Navy and the Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps for more than 26 years. After retirement from the Navy, Gerry now resides with his beautiful bride (and superior decorator), Diane, in Pensacola, Florida. Gerry now works for the Sheriff of Escambia County as General Counsel. Diane has a successful Ebay Store, Delightfuldianes, specializing in fine cutlery and sports apparel.

Gerry Champagne purchased this Condo in 2004

Why Gerry Champagne chose Destin

Destin Beach named #1 Beach in August 2014 in Yahoo Travel feature 'The 10 Most Popular U.S. Beaches — Where Everyone Wants to Be Right Now.' Destin wins Travel Channel's Best Family Beach 2013: 'Focus on the family is in our DNA' Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 13:56 PM. DESTIN — What Emerald Coast residents have known for years has been confirmed with the Travel Channel’s online poll for the Best Family Beach of 2013. The Destin area received 43 percent of the votes cast for the best beach destination for a family. Also in the running were the Outer Banks, N.C., Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Cape Cod, Mass. “This didn’t just happen,” said Dan O’Byrne, director of Okaloosa County’s tourist development department. “The focus on the family is in our DNA. Our attributes are self- evident from our accommodations, our beaches, our people. We’ve been the family vacation spot for decades. Once you spend any time visiting Destin, you yearn to own a piece of its beauty. We were looking for a property in 2004, but were very frustrated. Then our realtor discovered that the contract to purchase this Penthouse unit, now called Villa Champagne, had fallen through. When we first saw the unit, we decided to buy this beautiful condo, right on the Gulf of Mexico, with TWO balconies facing the beautiful Destin beach and the Gulf.

What makes this Condo unique

This is a Penthouse unit, with 9 foot ceilings, a spacious kitchen, and plenty of space for everyone. Destin Towers could not be in a more convenient, central location. Destin Towers is one of the very few condominiums located directly on the beach and Gulf, yet also located on the main thoroughfare in Destin, Highway 98 East (also known as Emerald Coast Parkway). However, it is set far away from the main highway by a lengthy driveway (300+ yards). Destin Towers is a low-density condo complex with a large beach, meaning you will have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the Destin beach. There is nothing except our beautiful pool and spa between you and Destin Towers private beach walkover. Villa Champagne is located on the 15th floor, offering sweeping and panoramic views of the Destin Beach and Gulf from the two large Gulf-front balconies. On the Penthouse levels, there are only two units per floor for maximum privacy. The floor plan was brilliantly designed, giving the feel of a home, not the long 'corridor' style seen in many other beach condos. Villa Champagne has been tastefully decorated in keeping with the high level of luxury and prestige fitting for a beach-front penthouse.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Other
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Full (double) sleeper sofa in LR, roll away bed
      • Other
        1 twin/ single, Twin Roll Away Bed
      • The love seat in the living room converts into a full size (double) sleeper sofa. There is also a roll away twin bed, most suitable for a child.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront


              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Sheets, bath towels, hand towels, wash towels, kitchen towels. Beach towels not provided.
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                        Bring your wireless-enabled laptop and enjoy free unlimited access to high-speed broadband wireless internet. Cable modem and wireless router in MBR. Computer is not provided.
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Full size next to the washer in the laundry room.
                      • Covered Parking
                        One free reserved covered parking space inside the garage,space #151. There is ample additional, uncovered parking for guest vehicles inside the security gate. All parking is free.
                      • Elevator
                        Two state-of-the-art elevators to minimize wait time, so you won't be spending your precious beach vacation time waiting on an elevator.
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Garage
                        One reserved parking space, marked '151,' in Destin Towers covered garage.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Heat pump.
                      • Internet
                        Free and secure wireless wi-fi is provided.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central with digital thermostat.
                      • Living Room
                        Seating for 8 with oversize sectional sofa, with lounge chairs at each end.
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        In addition to the one reserved parking space in the garage, there is ample parking for additional cars and guests inside the security gate.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Ample free visitor/additional vehicle parking available inside the security gate. All parking is free.
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        There is space for your RV or Boat/trailer. Contact owner to make arrangements.
                      • Security System
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                        None. Doesn't everyone have a cell phone today?
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        All towels are provided EXCEPT beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full size washing machine in the large laundry room with cabinets.
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free and secure.


                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchen with dishes, china, silverware, pots, baking pans, everything you will need to prepare even the most elaborate meals.
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Fully equipped kitchen with full set of all needed pots, pans, cooking utensils, knives forks spoons
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All needed dishes and cooking/serving/eating utensils are provided.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Full size, built in.
                          • Freezer
                            Built into refrigerator.
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                            12 cup automatic coffee maker. Coffee filters are provided.
                          • Microwave
                            Built-in above stove.
                          • Oven
                            Convection oven option. Cooked a 27 lb turkey in this oven for Thanksgiving 2013.
                          • Pantry Items
                            An assortment of common pantry items is provided in the cabinet above the micro-wave oven.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size, stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator. Water filtration for icemaker and through the door water and ice. We also offer a built-in wine refrigerator in the wet bar area.
                          • Stove
                            Slide in, full size range and oven. Range features smooth, glass top with 4 burner elements. Oven is full size with convection oven cooking capability.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining area offers Gulf views while you dine. Seating for 8 with 2 additional folding chairs in the A/C closet. The wet bar also provides seating for 3.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD player for every TV. All DVD players are built-into the TV with the exception of the Master Bedroom TV.
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cox Cable service with high definition channels.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Play CDs and listen via our music system.
                                  • Television
                                    37' High definition TV in the living room. High Definition TVs are provided in each bedroom. We also offer Cox Communications high definition service for all TVs.


                                      • Balcony
                                        (3) Balconies total. Two gulf front balconies (directly facing Gulf) off great room and master bedroom, bay view balcony off 3rd bedroom.
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Two large gas grills and two smaller charcoal grills are available on ground floor for guest use.
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Sand Box
                                      • Tennis
                                        Private tennis court on property is available for guest use
                                      • Tennis Court
                                      • Walkway to Water


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Pool is heated in early spring and late fall..
                                              • Hot Tub
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                                Outdoor jacuzzi/spa is heated year-round.


                                                  • playground
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Two elevators serve only 45 units - you won't be spending valuable vacation time waiting for the elevator. The pool is not heated in winter (December - Mid March). Pool is heated in early spring and late fall. Beach service is available for a fee from March 1 - October 31. Not available in winter (November through February).

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    87 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Absolutely wonderful! Villa Champagne is our favorite place on the Gulf!!

                                                                    Georgia F.

                                                                    Villa Champagne is our very Favorite place to stay on the Gulf, in beautiful Destin Florida. The location is right on the beach and just a short walk right down to the water edge. There is a nice pool and hot tub. The location is perfect in that you are close to all the non beach related fun things to do yet when you're in the condo it is very very quiet except for the lulling sounds of the gulf waves. Because the building is not extremely large with many condos the entire building is pretty quiet without a lot of traffic coming and going. For us this is a nice Plus. You don't have to wait forever to catch an elevator elevator.

                                                                    The condo is absolutely stunning! Beautifully decorated, yet extremely comfortable and very spacious. The kitchen is large and very well appointed with everything you could possibly want for your cooking needs. The beds are very comfortable, especially the king size master room! Everything is very very clean, fresh, and all in good working condition.

                                                                    The owners, the Champagnes, are very responsive, should you have any questions, and some of the nicest people.

                                                                    The three decks have wonderful views, especially the two large separate decks, one off the living area and one off the master bedroom.... both offer phenomenal views from the 15th floor... Great for taking sunrise and sunset pictures.

                                                                    We have stayed in many places over the years, in and around the Destin area, and nothing compares to Villa Champaign if you are looking for a high-end, yet reasonably priced condo for your time of rest and relaxation.

                                                                    And for those of you who love to shop they have some of the finest outlet malls with all the name brands! And for the kids there are plenty of indoor and outdoor recreational activity centers. Right across the street is a fun water park. Shopping centers are within a mile. It's a great town to walk and still feel safe.

                                                                    We can't wait to go again next year. Truly a wonderful home away from home!


                                                                    T & G

                                                                    St.Louis area.

                                                                    Beautiful spacious condo steps from the beach

                                                                    We loved this condo. Very spacious and clean. The photos are totally accurate! We were 7 adults and had plenty of room and enjoyed the huge balcony that we could all enjoy together! The beach was only steps away which was perfect for my handicapped sister! We will definitely stay here again!! Gerry was the best host and always responded immediately!

                                                                    Thanks Gerry!!

                                                                    Great Place

                                                                    Great condo in a great location

                                                                    Condo was great! Fully stocked with amazing views from the balcony!

                                                                    Bobby M.

                                                                    Perfect week on the beach! Great accommodations! Fully stocked kitchen with a fantastic balcony!

                                                                    Great location, very clean

                                                                    Lisa G.Boardman, Ohio

                                                                    The condo had beautiful views. Owners very accommodating and easy to contact. This unit is exactly as described. It was very clean and everything was in good working order. It is quieter with fewer renters than other buildings around. Never had to wait for an elevator. Beach service was stress free and worth it for the chairs and umbrella set up. We had a wonderful trip and we would definitely rent this unit again.


                                                                    Brian M.

                                                                    Great location and beautiful condo.


                                                                    Destin, FL, USA

                                                                    Destin is located in the Florida panhandle, on Florida's 'Emerald Coast,' between Pensacola and Panama City. TRAVEL CHANNEL SELECTS DESTIN AS 'BEST FAMILY BEACH 2013 Beautiful Destin and its Beach on the Gulf of Mexico have repeatedly been selected by travelers as a favorite beach and family destination. Travel Channel viewers voted the Destin Beach as the world-best 'Best Family Beach 2013' in March 2013. Go to Travel Channel's website and search 'best beach' for details. Destin, was also voted the 'Best Beach' in the USA by the readers of USA Today. In the 2007 Southern Living 'Destin Family Beach Guide' Destin Towers was specifically reviewed and designated a 'Top Pick' Destin beach condo resort. Destin has the distinction of being selected as the 'Best Beach' and the 'Best Family Destination' for 13 years in a row by the readers of Southern Living Magazine Destin is a vibrant beach resort town, with excellent shopping - including the all new Destin Commons and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall - fine restaurants, and active night life, especially in the spring and summer. Two lovely waterfront walking/shopping areas - Harbor Walk Village (2.5 miles, 5 minute drive from Destin Towers) and Baytowne Wharf (8 miles, 15 minute drive) features numerous fine restaurants and strolling areas for the kids. Grocers are less than 5 minutes away. Fine shopping is available at the new Destin Commons Mall (10 minutes), and brand-name discount shopping is available nearby (15 minutes) Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall. Destin is known for its sugar white beaches and clear and calm aqua Gulf waters. Destin is famous as a family destination. Choose Destin and Villa Champagne for the beach vacation of a lifetime. Other Activities: Deep sea fishing. Destin harbor provides easy access to Gulf of Mexico. Golf: Golfer's paradise with a wide selection of fine golf courses within 15 minutes; all open to the public.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    Down payment is 25% of total rental fee. No pets. A written rental agreement is required to complete the reservation. The agreement will be sent by email as an attachment to the confirmation email. The completed, signed agreement can be scanned and emailed back, or mailed

                                                                    87 Reviews
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