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Destin Towers, Huge 2BR/2BA, Direct Gulf & Beach-Front, in the Heart of Destin!

Destin, FL, USA
  • Condo1335 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 with queen sleeper-sofa & roll-away bed.

You will love the French Riviera-inspired decor in our lovely beach front Chateau Champagne. Remodeled and redecorated light and bright with a 'French Cottage on the Beach' flair , 'Chateau Champagne' in Destin Towers is our beach and Gulf-front, charming and spacious (1330 sq ft) 2 BR, 2 BA condo in the heart of Destin right on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's Emerald Coast. Features include: Granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths, new stainless steel appliances, new kitchen and bath sinks and fixtures, new Thomasville kitchen cabinets and vanities, new tile - everything has been updated. Enjoy fantastic Gulf views from the Gulf front balcony, living room, and master bedroom. When you are ready for the beach, simply take the elevator down, walk past our pool, and onto the Destin beach. Located on our quiet, family-oriented beach, this unit has all of the comforts of home, but it's right on the beach, and the ideal spot to relax and watch the kids and dolphins play.

In January, 2013, Travel Channel's viewers voted Destin as the 'TRAVEL CHANNEL BEST FAMILY BEACH 2013.' See press release below. Destin strives to cater to families and will delight all members of your family as a beach vacation destination.

NEW - High Definition TV with High Def cable channels (including NFL Network) in great room and Master Bedroom.

Destin Towers: Destin Towers is in the best location in the city of Destin, directly across from Big Kahuna's Water Park and close to shopping (Destin Commons Mall, Silver Sands Outlet Mall), fine restaurants, and best of all, on the best stretch of sugar white sands and aqua-blue waters, an ideal spot to watch the dolphins at play and enjoy your well-earned beach vacation. Destin Towers was completely renovated in 2006-7, and was named as a 'Top Pick' Destin Condominium resort by Southern Living Magazine in its 2007 'Destin Family Beach Guide.' In that article, Southern Living said that after a few days at Destin Towers, you will feel more like a resident than a visitor. Destin has been voted 'Best Beach in America' by the readers of USA Today, and 'Best Family Destination' for 13 years in a row by the readers Southern Living Magazine. Destin Towers is a low-density condo, with only 45 units, and only about half available for rental, so you won't have to jostle to get a front row beach spot.

Great Gulf Views and Quiet, Family-Oriented Beach: At Chateau Champagne in Destin Towers, you will have fantastic Gulf views from the Gulf front balcony, living room, and master bedroom. The balcony directly faces the Gulf (NOT a 'side' view), as do all of the units in Destin Towers(see photo from beach). If you are tired of huge crowds on your beach, noisy apartments, impersonal service and exorbitant fees charged by Resort quest and Dale Peterson rentals, choose our Emerald Coast HUGE 2 bedroom beach front condo for your beach vacation rental. Diane and Gerry Champagne invite you to come and experience all that Destin has to offer at Chateau Champagne.


Gerry Champagne

Member Since 2007
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About Gerry Champagne

Gerry and Diane Champagne, both New Orleans natives, have been married for over 48 years, and now reside in Pensacola, Florida. Gerry is an attorney, and after retiring from a career in the Navy JAG Corps, now serves as General Counsel for the Sheriff of Escambia County, Florida. Diane is active in Ebay sales, specializing in fine cutlery and sports apparel.

Gerry Champagne purchased this Condo in 2008

Why Gerry Champagne chose Destin

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. Right on the beautiful, sugar-white sands of Destin. Destin Towers is a low density complex with only 45 units, only half of which are on the rental market. This makes for a relaxing, uncrowded beach vacation spot.

What makes this Condo unique

In addition to an uncrowded beach environment, the two bedroom beachfront condominium units in Destin Towers are extremely large (1350 square feet, plus generous balcony space) compared to others in the Destin area. This gives our guests room to stretch out and relax, inside as well as outside.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double
      • Sleep Sofa
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Sleeper
      • Roll away bed
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Sliding glass door to Gulf-front deck provides gorgeous views of the Gulf right from the bed!!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Large master bedroom with walk-in closet, separate vanity area, and en suite bathroom.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Destin Towers is right on the beach.
        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          Right on the Gulf of Mexico beach, direct view of the white sand Destin Towers beach and the beautiful, warm Gulf of Mexico.
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          Right on the beach, right on the Gulf of Mexico.
        • Water View
        • Waterfront
          On the Gulf of Mexico


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All except beach towels.
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size dryer in laundry room.
                    • Covered Parking
                    • Elevator
                      Two elevators for swift service
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Garage
                      Unit comes with one reserved parking spot in covered garage adjacent to main building.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free high speed wireless internet available at no charge.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air
                    • Living Room
                      High definition TV with high definition service from Cox Cable.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking inside of the security gate for guests.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Ample secure free parking inside the security gate for extra/guest vehicles.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Contact owner in advance to make arrangements.
                    • Security System
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size washer in laundry room adjacent to kitchen.
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free wireless internet.


                        • Microwave
                          Built in microwave above stove.
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Adequate pots, pans, and baking utensils for even the most elaborate meals.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full dishes and eating/serving utensils for 8. All china, glasses, wine glasses and even martini and margarita glasses provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Built-in automatic dishwasher.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need to cook a gourmet meal. Full size stove and oven with glass, smooth top range. Full size refrigerator with icemaker and through the door ice.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic 12 cup coffee makes.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel side-by-side, large refrigerator. Through the door ice and water. Water filter for ice and water dispenser.
                        • Stove
                          Smooth glass top 4 element stove top, full size oven.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seats up to eight. Two folding chairs for additional seating. Table leaf available. Seating for 3 at bar.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  Built-in DVD in living room and master bedrom. DVD player also available for TV in second bedroom..
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) High definition service to living room and master bedroom.
                                • Stereo
                                  CD player in entertainment center in living room.
                                • Television
                                  (3) One in living room, master bedroom and second bedroom


                                    • Balcony
                                      Direct beach-front balcony with dining table.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Tennis
                                      Destin Towers has private, lighted tennis court.
                                    • Walkway to Water


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

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Note - pool is not heated in winter.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                            • Private Pool
                                            • Shared Hot Tub


                                                • museums
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

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

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                                                                • Notes: The community pool is not heated. Hot tub is heated year round.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  95 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A Beautiful 3-week Getaway

                                                                  Terry D.Holland, MI

                                                                  The Chateaux Champagne condo in Destin Towers (#141) was the nicest accommodations we have experienced in our many years of vacationing in FL. We really enjoyed the quietness and privacy of the Destin Towers. Also, the unit was very well-equipped and decorated. One suggestion for improvement would be to go to a keyless entry system. If we get back to Destin in the future, we hope to stay in the Champagne's Chateaux again.

                                                                  Beautiful view...

                                                                  Anthony B.

                                                                  The weather was great the week we were there. The place was very nice, but it could use some improvements such as a new king size mattress and pillows. We didn"t know we had to bring our own toliet paper and kleenex! A little paint would do wonders. Very nicely decorated and overall a good stay!

                                                                  Great place for a family vacation

                                                                  Lynn M.

                                                                  Clean, comfortable, and in a great location. Loved the easy access to the beach, the beautiful heated pool, and the spacious balcony. Would definitely book again.

                                                                  Nice property.

                                                                  Jeff S.

                                                                  Everything was fine except 3 things. Killed 3 roaches, 2 in the mail living area, one in the cabinet beside the microwave. The lamp beside the bed in the master is missing a bulb. The dishwasher was difficult to start. You had to close, open, close again to get it to operate.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We apologize for these issues, and are sorry that we are just learning of them after your visit. We wish you had contacted us to deal with them right away! Please see all our prior reviews on our responsiveness to concerns. To all future guests, please be assured that you have access to the owners and we ask that you call us whenever anything in our beautiful Chateau Champagne does not meet or exceed your expectations. This is the standard we have set for our guests.

                                                                  Gerry and Diane


                                                                  Only 1 issue

                                                                  MINDY S.

                                                                  The only issue we had with the condo was the noise from above. Every footstep and furniture movement was heard. The condo was beautiful and very well stocked. The location was great and the view was wonderful! Overall great vacation!


                                                                  Carol M.

                                                                  Loved the condo and the location. Owners are very welcoming and helpful.

                                                                  Only suggestions are that it would be great to have the following in the kitchen: various sizes of plastic ware with lids and/or a roll of Saran Wrap.


                                                                  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.

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                                                                  Minimum age for renters is 26 years old. No pets - pets are prohibited by condo association rule. No smoking - pets are prohibited by condo association rule. Written rental agreement is required. Agreement will be sent by email as an attachment to confirmation email. Completed, signed agreement can be scanned and emailed back, or it can be mailed to: Chateau Champagne, 3179 Marcus Pointe Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505. Questions? Call 850 206 7275

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