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Best of Both Worlds - Close to Beach and Lakefront Patio Un#58

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Come experience the best of what the world famous Emerald Coast has to offer for an unbeatable price!

Our townhome, located in the Southbay by Gulf community, is truly a slice of heaven. Our home is located in the heart of Destin and is just minutes away from everything the areas has to offer. We are located on the south side of Highway 98 - that means there are no streets to cross! In fact our unit is located just 120 yards from the pristine white sand beaches.

Your stay with us comes complete with access to two swimming pools (1 heated), a kiddie pool, 2 lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard, a fully stocked and fishable 5 acres lake, and private beach access.

The townhome comes fully furnished with plush and comfortable accommodations. The unit comfortably sleeps 6 with two well appointed bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the main living area. One thing that sets us apart from other townhomes is that our backyard is the 5 acre lake! There are two very large balconies, one off the master bedroom and one of the living room, that you and your guests can relax on as you enjoy the lakefront view. You can also fish right off the balcony!

The kitchen has all of the amenities you may need to cook and entertain and there is a dining area to enjoy as well. There is also a full size washer and dryer inside the townhome for your convenience. Lastly, we also provide free internet access in your townhome so that you can stay connected.

When you are ready to head down to the beach we also provide 2 complementary beach chairs and an umbrella, professionally set up and waiting for you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the best beaches in the country if you have to pay for the umbrella and chairs it will cost you $ 30 dollars a day for six days you will pay $180.00 dollars .

Keywords: condo, rental, townhome, resort community, lakefront

More Details

Owner operated
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Macedonian, Serbo-Croation
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Owner operated

It all started when our friends invited us to stay in their condo at Southbay. We fell in love with the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of the Gulf & Destin

Owner operated purchased this townhome in 1976

Why Owner operated chose Destin

Once you see the beaches in Destin you know that this is the place to be. White sugar sand, excellent temperate weather and wonderful local establishments mix together to make Destin the best kept secret on the Gulf of Mexico.

What makes this townhome unique

The 5 acre fresh water lake forms the basis of our backyard and is the view you have when waking up in the morning in your comfortable master bedroom or relaxing in your spacious living room. Just steps away from white sugar sand beaches!


Destin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All bedrooms have TVs with Cable, balconies off of living room and master bedroom are lakefront. Fishing is permitted off of balconies into the lake!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Best of Both Worlds - Close to Beach and Lakefront Patio Un#58
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
Florence, SC

The storm didn’t ruin the vacation

  • 5 of 5

Despite the subtropical storm we had, we had a great time. The townhome was met and exceeded our expectations. It was perfect. Would recommend staying here!! Short walk to beach and the neighbors were so friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time In Destin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three months (Jan-Mar 2018) at this condo in the South Bay development and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This condo was more like a townhouse with two huge decks for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun. There is no back yard as the decks overhang a large freshwater lake. Fish from the deck but catch and release is the rule. Although secluded we were centrally located, close to all the activities; a block to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico; walking distance to five restaurants, a mall, grocery store, hair dresser/barber; two minutes to a huge water park; five minutes to Wal Mart; five minutes to the harbor and the three-level board walk (a must visit). Churches close by from every denomination.

The condo was large with two bedrooms and two and a half baths. With the sleeper-sofa, it could easily accommodate six people. Although the furnishings were a bit dated, they were functional and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Brand new washer, dryer, dishwasher, and ice maker were installed while we were there. No need of bringing anything except your cloths. If staying, during the winter, you will need to bring a light sweater or coat as the evenings will be cool and being a block from the Gulf, there is a constant breeze.

The owner of this condo is exceptional. Where most renters have problems locating the owner when a need arises, it will not happen here. I found this owner readily available twenty-fours a day, night or day. Although living up north, he is just a phone call away. He has a local support group in the Destin area that responds immediately. He follows up with you on all actions taken and insures that you are satisfied with the results.

Would we stay there again: YES

Would we recommend this condo to others: YES

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John I just read the review I can't thank you enough for this kind wards thank you again have great and healthy Summer.
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Clean, quiet, close to everything, and great value

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here 5/1/17 through 5/3/17 and found everything clean which is the most important thing to us and we found this to be a great value. The condo is a no frills type of place with dated looks but everything worked and we didn't spend much time at the condo anyway. It's about the farthest condo within the complex from the beach but close to the pool. We found plenty of parking next to the entrance of the beach so we drove through the complex to the beach entrance so we didn't have to carry coolers, umbrellas, chairs as far. Come to find out we didn't need to bring chairs and umbrella. We went to rent them on the beach because one of the days we thought was too windy for our cheap umbrella and found out that the rental comes free with the room. Unit #58 owner pays for his guests to use them!

So overall we got a 2 bedroom 2-1/2 bath condo, stocked kitchen, quiet condo complex, beach chairs w/ umbrella, washer and dryer in the condo, close to the beach, pool, and many great attractions and restraunts in Destin for one of the cheapest prices we found while comparing 2 bedrooms.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful stay. The condo was well kept and peaceful. We fished off the back deck into the lake, it is a great location

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED this home. It was very close to the beach, clean, and the owner is very hospitable.

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a relaxing week at the beach for our family of 5. This condo was perfect. It was nice to be on a quiet lake but so close to the beach. The pool was heated so we enjoyed that as well. The owner is SO kind. The umbrella from the patio table blew into the water during a storm (don't forget to close it!) He was so kind about it. The added bonus was the paid for umbrella and chairs at the beach! This normally costs $180/week. VERY nice! Quiet, clean and close to everything. Thank you for a nice vacation! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Natalie Thank you for the nice wards I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation in South bay and for choosing my condo!
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Clean and good location

  • 4 of 5

This townhouse is in a beautiful community in Destin, and sits nicely overlooking a lake from both back decks which was the best feature for us. The walk to a nice private beach is fairly short, and the pools are sizeable and have kids pools next to them. Really fit our family well. Everything functioned well in townhouse for the most part, although we did find the master bed to be a bit hard (but we are used to a much softer mattress, so I'm sure it could have been our own personal adjustment). Overall, the photos represented the property pretty well, so everything was mostly up to the expectations we had for it when we booked. Definitely a good spot for a family vacation, with a lot to like, including the owner who was helpful, involved, and seemed genuinely interested that you enjoyed your time and the townhouse. Good to do business with people who care!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joel have great Summer.
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LuLu's Gulf Shores
McGuire's Irish Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Broken Egg
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big kahuna water park
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mushroom pizza
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winn-dixie super market
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Nearest Point of Interest
harbor walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Harbor Walk


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $90

My unit is available for snow birds in January February and March 2019 $ 1,500.00 a month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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