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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 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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Seaside Destination
average rating of 4.939394 based on 37 reviews

Very clean, very well maintained and VERY nice owners!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place ! Best in the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the condo #55 and the beautifully clean grounds!

  • 5 of 5

Our condo was setup nicely, with great balconies... everything was nice and clean. The only thing, that really couldn’t be helped by the owners, was the sprinkler system going off when we were unloading, and almost every day having to walk through stinky septic smelling water going all over us. Better to set them to go off in the middle of the night.

The owners were very diligent in making sure we were comfortable and had all we needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We worked hard to keep our condo clean and provide our guests a home away from home. As for the sprinkler system, we have talked to our maintenance team to see about setting the timers at night. The smell is from the iron in the water.
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Good clean area to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Fred was awesome and so welcoming! Short walk to the beach. Nice and clean area and place...well kept! Had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michelle, You are always welcome to come back to our Destin’s oasis. We hope our home away from home provided you a peaceful respite from the commercial hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. Appreciate you for considering our home for your family vacation.
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Just the beach getaway we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to the beach, pool and tennis courts. Beach chairs and umbrella provided. We loved having coffee on the deck while watching the turtles in the lake. And the kitchen had everything we needed to cook. I loved having a washer and dryer in the condo, and there were plenty of towels, etc provided. The owner is very accommodating and made sure we were ok as the first tropical storm of season approached. Turns out, it was just a day of rain. We would definitely go back to this unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really loved the whole condominium community.

  • 4 of 5

The condo we stayed in was fabulous. Usually my checkpoint for vacation is being right in the beach, but this was just a short walk. Having 2 balconies o erlooking the lake was a nice bonus. The beach itself was pristine and the water beautiful. Also loved ya ing our chairs set up for us everyday. Thanks Fred & Del!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed staying at our home away from home and having the beach set everyday for your convenience as well as improved internet service. Looking forward to hear from you next year.
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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
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation. We know you had many choices for your rental accommodation and truly appreciate you staying with us. Hope you will consider us for your future vacation. F&D
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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.