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Direct Gulf Front-Holiday Surf & Racquet Club-Top Floor Penthouse View-Sleeps 6.

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Gulf front Condo, 1 Bedroom + Queen Sleeper Sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)

This condo is direct Gulf-front at its best! Our condo is on the top floor and our view is fantastic. Please be sure to view the video of our condo linked on this website. You can call us at 612-770-7831 too. 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 a fully-equipped kitchen... with a view of the Gulf of Mexico to boot! Dining table seats six. 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. (Note - My video says queen size beds in bedroom; they are full size, not queen size.)

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.

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 lighted 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, pleasure boat rentals, diving, and snorkeling 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.

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Mark Lucas
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

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 children, and we love to vacation in Destin as often as we can.

Mark Lucas purchased this condo in 2003

Why Mark Lucas chose Florida North West

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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Direct Gulf Front-Holiday Surf & Racquet Club-Top Floor Penthouse View-Sleeps 6.
average rating of 4.96875 based on 64 reviews

Wonderful stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent Christmas here. The condo was perfect for us. We enjoyed watching the sunrise from the balcony most every morning and sunset walks along the beach in the evening. We were even able to watch some dolphins from the balcony. Very relaxing trip. Thanks for sharing your condo. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Enjoyed shopping, golf and site seeing. Very clean comfortable condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful mother and daughter time at the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was just as described and we enjoyed our stay there. We didn't do any cooking but the kitchen was well supplied with everything you would need. The furniture was comfortable and the beds were comfy!! The view was wonderful and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony when we weren't on the beach.

We enjoyed eating breakfast at Another Broken Egg and also The Pancake House. We ate at several places while there but our favorite was Pompano Joe"s.

Mark was a pleasure to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time renting this condo from Mark and Judy. It is always very clean and nice! It has a very well stocked kitchen and a great ocean view! This our favorite place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Relaxing and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it all! It had the perfect view, location, and price. We definitely want to go back and will definitely recommend it to friends and family. Mark and Judy were very helpful and answered all our questions in a timely manner. It was the vacation we needed!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Condo nice and clean. Perfect view of ocean. We have stayed here several times and have recommended it to friends. Great owners!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bric a Brac
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Gulf of Mexico


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Preferred payment method is by personal check or money order mailed to owners.

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.

The minimum rental age of 25 is strictly enforced by the condo management and will be verified when you get your gate code and parking pass on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • The bedroom has two FULL size beds and there is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. (Note - the video says queen size beds in bedroom, but they are FULL size beds, not queen size.)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
DVD (2), Free High Speed Secure Wireless Access, Washer & Dryer (shared), Tennis Courts, Men's & Women's separate fitness equipment rooms, BBQ Grills (shared). Minimum rental age 25, No Pets, and No Smoking please. The condo complex checks guest identification at check in to verify guest age 25 restriction is met.

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