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Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Can Sleep Up to 4)

Our Magnolia House unit #306 is located on an upper floor at 480 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin offering a wonderful view of the beach, Gulf and East Pass. This condo has been recently up-dated and is tastefully furnished in a beach style décor. After all - you're at the beach!

It's not easy to describe all the benefits of renting this unit, so we suggest taking the time to read some of our property reviews. They should help to answer any questions.

Complimentary beach service includes two lounge chairs and an umbrella which are set up by our attendants and provided March 1st through October 31st.

Enjoy our 3000' of pristine white sand, recognized as one of the best beaches in the world!

Two pools are also available for your use and enjoyment, the gulf side pool and the Magnolia House pool and spa which is heated year round.

Shaded in the morning but perfect for watching spectacular sunsets in the evening, your private, covered balcony is a great place for relaxing and just enjoying the sights with a morning coffee or evening refreshment. Watch the charter boats and private water craft enter and leave the Destin Harbor.

What a view!

The beautifully furnished bedroom features new King Size bedding with quality accessories and a Flat Screen TV/DVD Player. A Queen Size sofa sleeper is located in the living room. We can comfortably accommodate up to 4, but limit adult occupancy to no more than 3 persons.

A completely furnished kitchen with up dated appliances, complete with a washer/dryer will certainly help to make your stay a pleasure.

Other amenities include complimentary WiFi, Flat Screen TV,s and a DVD/CD/FM player that's I-Pod compatible, and a bathroom hair dryer.

Our Cox TV Package includes an On Screen TV Guide, over 40 HD Channels and 50 Music Channels.

Destin Pointe is located on Holiday Isle in the heart of Destin, but quietly removed from the traffic and the hustle and bustle of the main commuting areas. Still, we're within minutes of Destin's teriffic amenities like first class shopping and amazing restaurants.

Minimum rental age is 25 - minimum stay 3 - 7 nights. (Minimum stay is 5 nights over any major holiday)

This is a no smoking unit, and sorry - but no pets are allowed. Maximum overnight occupancy: 4 Persons, limited to no more than 3 adult guests.

There are no extra registration or administration fees to pay.

Ask About Our Special Discount For Qualified Active Duty Military Personnel.

Come stay with us - we're pretty sure you'll tell your friends about a great experience.

Keywords: Condominium, Beach Front

More Details

John & Sharon Kochera
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About John & Sharon Kochera

This is the best beach in the U.S! We've been active real estate brokers in both New Orleans and Destin for over 20 years. During that time we've had the opportunity to explore the Florida coast and have owned a number of other properties in Destin.

If you trust our experience - you won't go wrong. Destin Pointe on Holiday Isle is the greatest location in the area. Visit here and you're sure to come back!

John & Sharon Kochera - Kenner LA

Why John & Sharon Kochera chose Destin

We've seen and explored just about all of Destin over the years. In our opinion, nothing else seems to rival this very special island neighborhood.

What makes this condo unique

Awesome views from your unit and balcony, 3000 feet of pristine white sand, gated with 24 hour security, loads of amenities, and within just minutes of major shopping, family activities, deep sea fishing, championship golf and top restaurants. Need we say more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

John, thanks so much - we had a blast. My mother loved the view, and the place - well, we all did. We are talking about going back next summer so I will give you a call - also I mentioned your place to others so you might be getting a call. Thanks, Chris
Jul 2010
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly Installed 16' Ceramic Tile In Bathroom And Tub Enclosure. Complimentary Hair Dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed, Queen size sofa sleeper.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gated Community, With 24 Hour Security, Heated Pool & Spa, Pedestrian & Bicycle Friendly, Lighted Tennis Courts, Neighborhood Tram (seasonal). Short Walk While Staying On Our Property To Fishing, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving.


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 38 reviews
henderson, ky

It’s all good

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo, good resort, great owner

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL

Beautiful views and short walk to harbor side or gulf side beaches. No need to take chairs!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was dated but clean and had everything you need. The one thing that was missing was a larger cutting board. The only one in the kitchen was the size of my hand and paper thin.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your positive comments Julie. We encourage all our guests to let us know about even the smallest needs they may have so we can accommodate them, but unfortunately, we didn’t hear from you. The cutting board will be in place for the next guest. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. John & Sharon
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Amazing view - Terrific Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I'm not going to go on and on about this place, but I will say that the area it's in, Destin Pointe, was the absolute, hands down, best area of Destin we have ever seen - and we've been to Destin many times. This unit's view of the causeway, sand dunes, water and pool is awesome. The place itself is clean and has everything you need for the week. John is great to work with. If you're looking for a 1-br place, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Austin. Sharon and I really enjoyed meeting you both and we hope to hear from you again should Destin be in your travel plans.
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retirement vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 2 wonderful weeks here.The condo was very nice,clean,decorated very nice , all that we could have asked for. The new pool and hot tub were really nice,the barbecue grill area was a plus too.Having the complimentary beach service was definitely a bonus. Our 2 weeks here were perfect.We've stayed in Destin many times,this was our first visit to Magnolia House and we definitely will consider staying with John again. He is very prompt,with his responses and is very pleasant to deal with.Thanks John and Sharon

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here Thursday -Sunday for our Anniversary. The location was fabulous. I loved being able to watch the boats come and go from our balcony. The tram service was nice, but we decided to take the short walk to the beach every morning as we enjoyed looking at all the sites along the way. Everyone we encountered was very nice and friendly. We LOVED having the chairs and umbrellas set up and waiting for us as we stepped onto the beach, so convenient!! This was my first visit to Destin, and will most definitely be back. This specific location was a very short distance to the Harbor Walk Village and lots of nice restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Being newlyweds, John made us feel extremely at home and at ease. We stayed there for 5 nights and we didn't want to leave! Everything was perfect -- the balcony view, the space, services and the amenities. We loved being within walking distance to the beach and we loved having the option of using the tram service if we wanted to. We will definitely book with John again during our next Destin vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
NW FL Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian Bayou
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Short walk, no streets to cross
Car: recommended

Major Shopping Includes The Destin Commons And Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Numerous Championship Golf Courses Are Nearby. Other Local Family Activities And Entertainment Include The Big Kahuna Water Park, The 'Track', An Amusemement Area And Miniature Golf. The Gulfarium And Another Large Amusement Center Is Nearby In Ft. Walton Beach, A 15 Minute Drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $55 + Tax
Departure Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservations are subject to the guest's review of our rental agreement and cancellation policy which must be returned to us in order to confirm their reservation.
7 night reservations are required May 27th thru August 4th unless 7 nights are not readily available.
5 night reservations are required when any other major holiday is included unless 5 nights are not readily available.
Smoking is not permitted inside or outside the unit and pets are not allowed on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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