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Destin Towers Beach & Gulf-Front 3BR/3BA Penthouse, Call for Discount, May 6-10!

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Exterior view of Destin Towers viewed from our private beach.


Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

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.
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Member since: 2007

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 15
  • 1950 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    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....moreless

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 26 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Destin Towers is a wonderful family vacation spot, with a lovely pool and many activities nearby....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is prohibited by Destin Towers Condominium rules....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are prohibited anywhere in Destin Towers prohibited by Destin Towers Condominium rules....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • 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...moreless

  • Other: 1 twin/ single

    Twin Roll Away Bed...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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)....moreless


  • 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....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cox Cable service with high definition channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Play CDs and listen via our music system....moreless

  • 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....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • 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....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central with digital thermostat....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size next to the washer in the laundry room....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Garage:

    One reserved parking space, marked '151,' in Destin Towers covered garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free and secure wireless wi-fi is provided....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, bath towels, hand towels, wash towels, kitchen towels. Beach towels not provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for 8 with oversize sectional sofa, with lounge chairs at each end. ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample free visitor/additional vehicle parking available inside the security gate. All parking is free....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is space for your RV or Boat/trailer. Contact owner to make arrangements....moreless

  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    None. Doesn't everyone have a cell phone today?...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided EXCEPT beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine in the large laundry room with cabinets....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free and secure....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup automatic coffee maker. Coffee filters are provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen with full set of all needed pots, pans, cooking utensils, knives forks spoons...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All needed dishes and cooking/serving/eating utensils are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size, built in....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Built into refrigerator....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with dishes, china, silverware, pots, baking pans, everything you will need to prepare even the most elaborate meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in above stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection oven option. Cooked a 27 lb turkey in this oven for Thanksgiving 2013....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    An assortment of common pantry items is provided in the cabinet above the micro-wave oven....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (3) Balconies total. Two gulf front balconies (directly facing Gulf) off great room and master bedroom, bay view balcony off 3rd bedroom....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two large gas grills and two smaller charcoal grills are available on ground floor for guest use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis:

    Private tennis court on property is available for guest use...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool is heated in early spring and late fall.....moreless

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Outdoor jacuzzi/spa is heated year-round....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 72 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Close-out Special
May 6 - May 10, 2017
4 night min stay
Peak Summer
May 27 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer Discount
Aug 6 - Sep 8, 2017
4 night min stay
$349 $389
Fri, Sat, Sun
Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$269 $289
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov 1 - Mar 10, 2018
3 night min stay
$239 $239
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,495 $2,995
Spring Break
Mar 11 - Apr 12, 2019
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$379 $399
Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee (per visit) $195 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


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 to: Chateau Champagne, 3179 Marcus Pointe Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505.

Questions? Call 850 206 2725.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Grafitti, Hog's Breath, AJ's, & many others within
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kelly Plantation, Emerald Bay, Regatta Bay & more
10 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Emerald Coast Parkway (Hwy 98 East)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Back Porch Beach Restaurant, & many others within

Car: Recommended

Destin is located in the Florida panhandle, on Florida's 'Emerald Coast,' between Pensacola and Panama City.


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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Destin, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Exterior view of Destin Towers viewed from our private beach.

    Exterior view of Destin Towers viewed from our private beach.

  • New, spacious and comfortable sofa on great room.

    New, spacious and comfortable sofa on great room.

  • Destin towers spa and pool, right on the beach.

    Destin towers spa and pool, right on the beach.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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