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Seaside Destination

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

Located at Southbay by the Gulf, a private community of individually owned townhomes in beautiful Destin Florida. This family oriented complex is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with 300 feet of breathtaking white sandy beach and beautiful emerald green water.

Southbay by the Gulf, in the heart of Destin, is located half-way between the Destin bridge and the Mid-bay toll bridge (three miles from each). Southbay is complete with all the amenities: 2 pools with adjoining kiddie pool, 2 tennis courts, and shuffle board, and fully stocked 5 acre fresh spring fed coastal lake.

Our home away from home is located just 120 yards from the beach, and has no streets to cross, no high-rise to deal with, less than a minute to the pool and tennis courts, and is an end unit on the south-side of the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped for the finest chef, with ample eating area. Recent renovations and redecorating such as new granite countertops in the kitchen and a new electric grill sets our home apart from the rest. Each bedroom has its own private bath, and comfortable mattresses. Our home is baby friendly and includes a pack-n-play, safety gate, high chair, and outlet covers so you have less to worry about packing.

You will enjoy breathtaking views of the 5 acre lake from our two generously sized decks off the Livingroom and Master Bedroom. Imagine enjoying your morning coffee looking at the beautiful view

of the water. The children will enjoy feeding the ducks, turtles, and fishing right from your own private deck while you prepare dinner on your own electric grill.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

What beautiful weather! Cool & Crisp at night and warm and breezy during the day. The storm front came through and the ocean was powerful; especially viewing at night. All together, we had a great time!
Sep 2010
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities Include, Two cable color TV's, Board Games, Card Games, Puzzles, 2 Swimming Pools, (one heated) plus kiddie pool, Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, King Bed, Twin over Full Bunkbed, Sleeper Sofa, End Unit, 300 feet of private beach, Tennis Courts, Five-acre fresh-water lake in middle of complex, No high-rise elevators to deal with, Owner's personal vacation home - very nicely decorated, No Pets and No Smoking please


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Seaside Destination
average rating of 4.964286 based on 32 reviews

Great Condo for Spring Break 2018!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a perfect week at this condo for our spring break. The condo was clean and very cute, and had everything you could possibly need, we did some cooking there and had any dish you could possibly need, also the internet worked great too. It was a couple of minutes walk to the beach and pool, also within walking distance to some shops and restaurants. We came in from Michigan and had arrived early, so we gave the Reynolds a call and we were able to get into the condo early, that was fantastic. The Reynolds are very nice and helpful and we would not hesitate to rent from them again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX

Great location with private beach

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Destin, so we don't have any other Destin properties to compare this condo too. We enjoyed the double decks overlooking the private lake, we could watch the turtles swimming. Owners were easy to work with and really had no problems. It was an odd floorplan with both bedrooms down and kitchen and family room upstairs, but on vacation we never cook in anyways. Here are our Pros and Cons:


*Clean and well maintained unit

*Nice end unit with enjoyable view of the lake

*Close to community pool

*Close to most every activity we did or restaurant we selected

*Private beach wasn't too crowded and we had 2 reserved chairs every day


*Not many outlets to use (not necessarily an issue for most but I'm self employeed so I had to work some on vacation)

*Internet speed was not the best (not that it is the owners fault it is provided by the subdivision, again just an issue when you have to work some)

*Not terribly far from beach but would have loved to be closer, for short visits to the beach

*A Destin Con not a unit Con - TRAFFIC...I know we were there the week of4th of July which I am sure is busy but trying to get to activities and restaurants took a long time with just one main drag.

Thanks for sharing your place with us, we like to check out different destinations so not sure we will be back but if we do come back we wouldn't hesitate staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased as soon as we walked in the door -- looked like it had been recently refurbished throughout with a definite beachy feel to it. The location was near the pool and an easy walk to the beach plus the view of the lake from the second story deck was scenic and relaxing. Fred and Del were great to work with. One of the best VRBO units we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, It is a pleasure having you stayed in our home away from home. Hope to hear from you next year.
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great location...just a quick walk (without any streets to cross) to the beautiful Destin beach :)! The condo was well-equipped for all of our needs and was within walking distance to everything that we needed (the beach being the most important)! We appreciated the beach chairs and umbrella that were set up for us everyday on the beach! It was also so nice to get a call from Del and Fred upon check-in to make sure that we were all settled in...thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about you stay with us. Del and I try to make our guests feel at home and have a memorable and joyous vacation experience. Hope to see you next year.
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Thaxton Family

  • 5 of 5

One of the better put together condos we have ever stayed in. Kitchen was very well stocked with anything you needed. Location was absolutely perfect to the beach and pool! Would highly recommend this condo to anyone. Thanks Fred and Del for a great week.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful time in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time last week in Destin. The weather was beautiful and the condo was perfect for our family of 4. The bunk beds were a huge hit with our kids. The condo is pretty and clean and is centrally located to the pools, beach and tennis courts. Fred and Del are a joy to work with. We look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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