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Wish You Were Here

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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

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Gulf Place Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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


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Wish You Were Here
average rating of 4.928571 based on 70 reviews

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: March 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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Villa Ridge

Our Christmas Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Wish You Were Here over the Christmas holiday! This is our third year in a row staying there for Christmas, so that we could visit with my brother and his family. While the weather was cold this year, we will found plenty of things to do and enjoy! I would highly recamend this location. Mike and Pam are always wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pace, Florida


  • 5 of 5

Loved the condo! It was beautifully decorated, in a great location and very clean. We were having so much fun we decided to stay an extra night! Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Great condo, Great Location. Very easy and stress free booking.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was so nice. We all enjoyed the condo. Great time.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy Gulfplace. This was our first time to stay at WishYouWereHere and it was exactly what we needed. We cooked a few meals and the kitchen had everything we could possibly need. The beach is just right across the street and has a safe place to cross with children. Had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin TN

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at several gulf place condos over the years and this condo is great! Very comfortable and the owners you can tell have tried to make your stay enjoyable. Many thanks to Mike and Pam for great communication and offering your property.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pamela or Michael Rouse
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Gulf Place

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.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subect to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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