About the property
- Condo725 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 29 nights
Gulf front Condo, 1 Bedroom + Queen Sleeper Sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)
This completely remodeled condo is direct Gulf-front at its best! We just completed a major remodel in Jan. 2018 and our unit features brand new tile throughout, new stainless appliances and quartzite counter-tops, and a classic fresh, open look that will delight you!
Our condo is on the top floor and our view is fantastic. Unit 716 is not a "middle stack" unit, so the view is superior !
Located at the ever-popular Holiday Surf and Racquet Club on exclusive Holiday Isle... a peninsula surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Destin Harbor... View sugar white sand and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico right from your own living room and private balcony!
You don't have to cross the road to enjoy the surf here. Removed from US Highway 98 traffic, but minutes from restaurants, shopping, boat docks, fishing, golf, and amusements. Walk or jog on Holiday Isle's two and a half miles of sidewalks, or bike through its quiet neighborhood streets. Nothing else in Destin can compare!
This one bedroom, one bath, seventh-floor unit sleeps six... with two full size beds in the bedroom and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room. The cook will find an open concept fully-equipped kitchen... with a view of the Gulf of Mexico! Dining table seats four with two more spots at the breakfast counter. We have a 42" Hi Def TV in the living room and a 32" Hi-Def TV in the bedroom in case you hit a rainy day or want to watch a DVD at night.
NOTES: Minimum rental age 25 and is verified at check-in by staff. Our condo does not allow any pets and it is a No Smoking condo. $300.00 Reservation Deposit due at booking, full balance due 30 days before arrival date. Beach chair service is not included with our unit's rental fee, but you typically can rent for $30/day from the beach service vendor, bring your own chairs from home or buy something inexpensive locally at the nearby WalMart or Target.
Just outside Holiday Surf's door you can step into our heated pool... or take a few steps across sugar white sand to swim in the beautiful emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico. Holiday Surf offers two tennis courts and exercise facilities onsite. Opportunities for paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, and fishing can be found along the beach too.
Holiday Surf & Racquet Club is located a little east of the 'jetties,' where the Gulf of Mexico and Destin Harbor meet, a spot well-known for great snorkeling and diving. And the perfect place for the end of the day... Here you can watch a parade of boats returning from Gulf to harbor as, behind them, the sun sinks into the Gulf of Mexico.
Only a few minutes' drive will take you to Destin Harbor... home of Destin's world-class charter fishing fleet, plus sailing excursions, sunset cruises, jet ski and pontoon boat rentals, diving, snorkeling and dolphin watching trips... also, wonderful water-view restaurants and fun dockside bars. Nearby are abundant shopping opportunities... from exclusive boutiques to outlet stores, antiques, and art to sandals and bathing suits. Numerous golf courses and amusement parks are only a short drive away.
Keywords: Condominium Gulf Front
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Mark Lucas
My name is Mark Lucas and my wife Judy Lucas and I live in Elk River, MN. We purchased our condo in 2003 and have been pleased to share it with many Destin vacationers over the years. We have three grown children, and we love to vacation in Destin as often as we can.
Mark Lucas purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Mark Lucas chose Destin
The beaches in Destin Florida are superior to any other in the continental U.S. and the crystal clear, emerald green water is fantastic to swim in. Our condo is on Holiday Isle which is a very upscale section in Destin and when you travel down Gulf Shore Drive to our condo you will pass by multi-million dollar gulf front homes which are beautifully landscaped. The aesthetic of Holiday Isle is gorgeous, beautifully landscaped and quiet, as it is off the 'main drag' of Destin.
What makes this Condo unique
Our fantastic direct gulf front condo offers easy access to sugar white sand beach, heated pool, tennis courts, snorkeling, sea kayaking and other water & beach activities. Our condo is located close to the Destin Harbor district, where you can dine overlooking the gulf & harbor, rent a pontoon boat or jet ski, go charter fishing or take a dolphin cruise.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
5 out of 5 stars!
We had a wonderful stay at the Lucus' condo. It really felt like our little home away from home at the beach. I stayed there with my six year old son, both of my parents and my brother and sister. Six total and we never felt cramped. The condo itself was clean, updated and beautifully decorated. It had everything we needed from kitchen utensils to comfortable beds to hangers everywhere for wet swim suits and towels (major bonus). By far the best thing about this gem is the porch and the beautiful view of the ocean! We saw dolphins almost every morning over coffee which was an absolute hit with my son. We spent time on the beach, played tennis and swam in the heated pool in the evening. We went over spring break in mid March and we were happy this area was away from the party scene, definitely a more family oriented feel. You basically do not need to go anywhere except for food. Recommendations: McGuires Irish Pub has a great atmosphere and food- really good steaks, burgers etc. also try the reuben egg rolls (YUM). However, we spent more time cooking in the unit than going out, Destin Icehouse has top quality seafood and steaks, nothing better than fresh sautéed shrimp and margaritas! Mark made himself available for anything we needed, check in and check out was a breeze. I would definitely recommend this place, we hope to be back!
Thank you so much for renting from us - we really appreciate your rental business! We loved having fellow Minnesotans stay at our place. Judy and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay again soon.
This is the second time we’ve stayed at Holiday Surf and Raquet resort and we absolutely loved it! The staff is super friendly and Mark is super to work with and has a fantastic condo on the 7th floor.
We look forward to staying there again in the future.
Thank you so much for renting from us again this year - we really appreciate your rental repeat business! Judy and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay at our place again soon.
This is a beautiful condo, with amazing views. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed. Close drive for restaurants and shopping. Mark was so helpful from booking the reservation through our stay. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for renting from us this year - we really appreciate your rental business! Judy and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay at our place again soon.
Time of Our Life
I would say you could completely trust the details in this listing except for the fact that the unit is BETTER even than you see in the pictures. It has to be experienced to be understood. If you love sunshine, convenience of location, excellent service, lovely and comfortable furnishings, this condo does not disappoint. You are going to hate leaving the sound of the waves striking the shore and the beauty of the sunset skies off your balcony when you have to check out. Mark and Judy thought of everything to insure our having a wonderful time, including providing a list of wonderful restaurants in the area that don't disappoint. It is the kind of place that makes you reschedule for next year even before you have checked out. (I am almost hesitate to sing its praises in case you want the dates we want for next year!) Thank you so much Judy and Mark Lucas for making this dream vacation possible.
Allison & Larry, Thank you so much for renting from us - Judy and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay at our place again soon ! We made a very significant investment in remodeling our condo and we are thrilled that you liked it as much as we do. Thanks again - we really appreciate your rental.
Love this Place! Right On The Beach.
We stay here every year. Love the location, near restaurants and store's. The property is very clean and maintained. The owner's are great, you can call them anytime if you have a problem. I recommend this place to our friends. Close to our favorite places to eat. McGuire's and Dewey Dustin's on the Harbor side, and Mellow Mushroom.
Tom & Sandy, Thank you so much for renting from us again this year - Judy and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay at our place again soon ! We are doing a condo remodel this Fall, and we look forward to your return next year to check it out. Thanks again - we really appreciate your repeat rentals.
Great condo, Awesome view from the condo patio.
Condo is very nice. Plenty of storage space and lots of places to hang wet bathing suits, t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, etc. Furniture is nice and comfortable. Big flat screen tv in living room and nice sized flat screen in bedroom. Best feature is the patio. It has a great view of the beach. Location of the condo is also great. It is close to lots of great restaurants and the docks.
Thank you so much for renting from us again this year - Judy and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay at our place again soon ! We are doing a condo remodel this Fall, and we hope you come back next year and check it out. Thanks again - we really appreciate your rental.
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation policy - If you cancel at least one month prior to your arrival date, you will receive a full refund of your reservation deposit. If you want to cancel after that point your reservation deposit will be forfeited. We typically only rent our unit on a weekly basis. The changeover day on Saturdays, except during the off season/snowbird months of November - February. Snowbird rental must rent for two months - renter must rent for the entire period January and February. The minimum rental age of 25 is strictly enforced by the condo management and will be verified by the onsite Homeowner Association rental agency representatives when you get your gate code and parking pass upon your arrival.