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Wish You Were Here

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We invite you to stay at the perfect beach getaway in our highly sought after quiet resort of Gulf Place Caribbean, off of scenic Highway 30-A. It's free from high rise hotels, crowds, congestion and traffic, right in the middle of Destin and Seaside.We have a beautiful ocean view, the beach is located right across the street and over a boardwalk, about a 3 minute walk to our beach.Our 3rd floor condo has a balcony view that looks directly over a lake, and a private path that leads to the beautiful sugar-sand beaches and emerald waters of Santa Rosa Beach. This home away from home is furnished with all the basic necessities for relaxed living.

The inviting light and cheerful living area holds a very comfortable overstuffed sofa (sleeper) that seats 3, a new LA-Z- Boy recliner, cable TV with a new 32' Flat Screen LCD-HD-TV with built in dvd player, a stereo and cd player. The living area is open to the dining area and kitchen, and is great for relaxing or entertaining.

The kitchen has new cabinets and new granite counter tops and everything you need to make a large meal for the family. There's a full set of dishes, new pots and pans, new skillets, several sets of glasses, a coffee pot, toaster, microwave, blender, crock pot and just about every utensil you should need. We even have a rolling igloo cooler that's handy for taking drinks poolside or to the beach. The dinning area is rather roomy, and has a table that can seat six. There are also two counter top chairs at the bar. It's just right for getting everyone together to reconnect and enjoy a meal with friends and family. Best of all, you can open the double French doors and enjoy the breathtaking views of the gulf from just about anywhere in the room, and at night, you can hear the waves rolling up on the shore.

The balcony on the back of the condo has a quiet, semi-private sitting area where you can watch our spectacular sunsets. There's a beach white wicker table that seats four and is perfect for your first morning cup of coffee, meals, games, or just relaxing.

The bedrooms are decorated in warm inviting colors and comfortably furnished. The master bedroom has a new KING SIZE bed with a new Tempur-Pedic Advantage Mattress, TWO Queen size beds in the second bedroom. Both bedrooms are equipped with new 32' Flat Screen LCD-HD-TV's with built in DVD players. Both bedrooms have a bathroom. The second bedroom’s bathroom has an entrance from the bedroom and from the hall.The condo will sleep 6 adults comfortably. There are two bunk beds that will sleep two children. Kids just love the recessed bunk beds in the hall. There's plenty of room for the whole family, but it’s also cozy enough for two.

The (snow white sand) beach here is quiet, scenic and clean. Great for walking, sunbathing, swimming and playing in the water, and of course making sandcastles. We provide beach umbrella's, beach chairs and also beach toys for the kids. We like to take our chairs and a beverage and relax on the beach while we enjoy our amazing sunsets, or take a nice evening stroll along the water.

When you’re ready for a break from the beach, there is quite a bit of other things to do. In the town’s center there’s an outdoor amphitheater and large grassy area where you can play ball or Frisbee with the kids, and watch a concert on Sunday nights in the summer. If you like shopping you’ll love the charming clothes shops Gidget’s, SOHO, or Hepburn’s (to name a few), or the decadent bath and body shop Pachouli’s. Or check out our local artist’s wares at the Artist’s of Gulf Place outdoor kiosks. You’ll also find Butterfly Bike Rentals that carries lots and lots of different sized bikes and other outdoor water equipment for rent as well. You’ll also find a surf shop, spa, and pharmacy on the property. If you’re hungry, there’s the popular Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor where you can find great coffee and desserts. For casual in or outdoor dining, there’s also the Smiling Fish Café (live music on the weekends in the summer), Amore Pizzeria or Kiwi Café (for great breakfasts and desserts). If you’d rather cook, there are quite a few convenient grocery stores nearby and Publix and Wal-Mart in Destin. There are a couple of fresh seafood markets right in the town of Santa Rosa Beach also. Goatfeathers is about 2 miles (on 30A), and the best fish market around. You can eat there or take it back to the condo.

The Beaches of South Walton represent the nation's best beaches with its miles of unspoiled shoreline and natural habitat. It is designated as the only place in the country to receive the Blue Wave Environmental Certification from the Clean Beaches Council for all 26 miles of its coastline.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Pamela or Michael Rouse
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Pamela or Michael Rouse

Left to right. Big Mike, the short one is me Pam, Tracy my son's new wife and the tall handsome one is My son Mikey. Tracy is holding Wallace. He belongs to our friends Michele and Ray Martin.

Pamela or Michael Rouse purchased this condo in 2004

Why Pamela or Michael Rouse chose Santa Rosa Beach

We came down for my nephew's wedding and fell in love with Santa Rosa. We love the sugar white sandy beaches and the beautiful water. It's not a crowded beach its very peaceful, but it's close enough to Destin and Panama City if you decide you want a little more night life or excitement.

What makes this condo unique

Our property has everything you would need. If you didn't want to go anywhere else during your stay it's all right here for you at Gulf Place Caribbean. We have shops, entertainment, restaurants, bike rentals and even concerts in the summer. We have access to three pools, tennis courts and yes there is even a pharmacy.

Amenities

Gulf Place Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) New king size bed in master bedroom with Tenpur-Pedic mattress, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queens in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Recessed (twin) bunk bed in hall. Great for kids, but comfortable for adults also!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

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Wish You Were Here
average rating of 4.923077 based on 65 reviews
5

Amazing Location & Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of our favorite get-away properties yet and we will surely return every time we come stay & play in the area!

The condo was beautifully appointed and felt more like home than a beach rental. It was super clean, spacious, well furnished and no detail was overlooked. The patio furniture was just as nice - and allowed for us to enjoy sunsets and play cards while overlooking the ocean. Heavenly!! There was a cooler for use, as well as a whole box of beach toys and bogie-boards, as well as numerous beach chairs and umbrellas.

The proximity to shops, restaurants and the beach were outstanding. The bike trails made it convenient for exploring - especially with a YOLO rental office right below us. The grounds were beautiful for exploring with our kids. The pool area was awesome and the kids enjoyed having a convenient place to hang out when the double-red flags (there was a storm) didn't allow for swimming in the ocean.

Pamela & Mike Rouse couldn't be better hosts! They were very responsive any time I tried to get in touch and were very helpful in getting my watch and bracelets (that I left behind) back to me.

We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly...thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We feel that reviews are helpful to others who are deciding where to stay for their family visit to the Emerald Coast. We highly endorse your endorsement! Pam and I work hard to ensure that each visit to WishYouWereHere, is as enjoyable as possible. That starts with makig the condo as comfortable as possible. Our hope is that visitors will feel as if they're "right at home", and like you, will look forward to their next visit. Thanks again, we look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Mike & Pam
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. The condo was extremely nice, clean, and well equipped! Mike and Pam were very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another Wonderful Stay at Wish You Were Here!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in a row to stay here and we couldn't have been happier! The condo has everything you need to make your stay perfect. We spent many hours sitting on the balcony enjoying the view of the ocean and the turtle pond. We are already planning on returning next year. Thanks Michael and Pam!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well maintained, beautiful, and quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place to stay! Walking distance to so many restaurants and shops. The beach access was so close and the section of beach was very clean and uncrowded. The beds were comfortable and towels, beach chairs, and even a cooler was provided if you needed them. Plenty of spices and basics were provided in the kitchen. The air conditioning and hot water heater in this condo was awesome! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kandy...thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Pam and I enjoy hearing that families enjoy their time at WishYouWereHere and look forward to your return next year. Thanks again! Mike & Pam Rouse
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5

Beautiful condo!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect! Perfect location, beautiful view, and had all the necessities you could ask for. We will be coming back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely beautiful. The location is superb, we were close to restaurants and Publix grocery store. We ventured out to Destin and Panama beaches that were not far. at all. We'll definately come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115

Rates are subect to change until reservations are confirmed.

Reservations will be confirmed only after receiving a $200 security deposit and a signed copy of a rental agreement which I will email to you. All rentals are subject to state and local taxes, as well as a $100 cleaning fee. All fees are due no less than 14 days prior to arrival. Upon receipt of full balance, a personal security code will be issued which will allow entry to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.