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Incred Panoramic Gulf View - Sunsets, Water, Private Beach,E Pass Area, Boatslip

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Newly renovated

We just finished a major renovation. All new bathrooms and all rooms updated but IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW! Balcony runs the entire length of condo - walk out from both bedrooms and living area. SEE over 70 glowing guest 'comments' below FOR OTHERS OPINIONS. ALL PICTURES FROM OUR CONDO. BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED CALCUTTA MARBLE BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS and stainless steel appliances. WEBER BBQ grill on balcony. We are on Holiday Isle in the GULF/PASS jetty area.

If you are looking for a warm comfortable spacious place that is not your typical rental, subdued peaceful environment, with an incredible view of the water, sugar sand beach, boats going by, dolphins jumping, birds flying overhead and sunsets, this one is for you. Waterview Towers is the BEST KEPT SECRET IN DESTIN. You will feel as if you are staying in someone's home. All rooms provide expansive wall to wall views of the water. It has an. SMOKERS NEED NOT APPLY. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN CONDO, BALCONY, POOL AREA OR BUILDING GROUNDS.

This small, intimate, quiet 33 unit building is so close to the water in the pass jetty area of Holiday Isle you feel as if you are floating in a boat or on a raft with a private secluded beach. Sit on the balcony or anywhere and watch the boats go by with the birds flying overhead above you. MUST SEE THE VIEW TO BELIEVE.

Beautifully decorated, this charming non-smoking, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is over-sized at 1560 sq.ft. with comfortable eclectic furniture and new Italian tiled floors throughout, beautiful original art work from our travels, down comforters, hairdryers and much more.

NEW 42' HD DVR 1080 LED Samsung FLAT SCREEN SMART TV FOR LIVING AREA with Blueray DVD player. DVR and HBO AND SHOWTIME. All 3 TV's are flat screens Smart TV'S. Ipod/iphone dock/speaker system.

In addition, the OVERSIZED 45 ft wide BALCONY is extra deep for 6 people dining or relaxing and runs the entire length of the unit including both bedrooms and living area. Pool and hot tub area beautifully renovated and landscaped. Beach lounge chairs, umbrellas and crab nets included.

RENOVATED GOURMET KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS is equipped to accommodate any gourmet chef. Stainless steel appliances, top of the line cookware, Cuisinart food processor, utensils, gadgets, spices. You will feel as if you are at home in this comfortable warm, candlelit, charming condo.

Brand new renovated completely new Calcutta marble bathrooms with deep soaker tub and beautiful marble walk in showers.

Bedding includes a master with king-size memory pad, separate shower and tub in master bath, two queens in guest room, and queen Pottery Barn slip covered sofa bed in living room. Smart TV's IN EVERY ROOM with two VCR's, 2 DVD's, Blueray DVD in living area and ipod/iphone dock. Beautiful lighting in every room. NO PETS allowed.

Keywords: Condo

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Jeanne Elizardi
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Jeanne Elizardi

We were born and raised in New Orleans and have lived many other places in earlier years - Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco but have always return home. After Katrina, I can't imagine living anywhere else except maybe more time in Destin which also has our heart and soul. My husband practices cardiology at a large clinic in New Orleans and I am a retired full time mother, retailer, volunteer devoted to helping bring back our beloved city of New Orleans. We are now the proud grandparents of 3 adorable girls, Scarlett, Eden Paige and Sofie. We are fortunate to have 2 of our 3 grown children and their families who have moved back home since Katrina who thoroughly enjoy their time in Destin, too.

Jeanne Elizardi purchased this condo in 2001

Why Jeanne Elizardi chose Holiday Isle

IT WAS PURE LOVE at first sight many years ago. We have been going to Destin since we married 41 years ago and watched it develop from a sleepy little village to an upscale resort town. A good friend's father had owned our condo since it was built in the early '80's and we would spend time there every year with our children when they were young and just loved it. We used to say if he ever put it on the market we wouldn't look any further and that is what happened. We were in the middle of a major renovation on our home in New Orleans and anxious to finish for our oldest son's wedding. We found out the condo was going on the market and bought it a few days later. It was truly an emotional decision and I doubt we would have bought anything else if it hadn't gone through. We would go there on weekends, leaving painters in our home in New Orleans and spend our time painting and making it our own. While painting, we would just stare at the gorgeous sunsets each night and wonder if we would ever tire of them, which we have yet to and still thrills us every night.

The panoramic view of that gorgeous water from every room just had us mesmerized. Twelve years later we are still smitten and so in love with our home there. We go for long weekends as often as we can and pack all of our children and grandchildren into there for the 4th of July weekend of front row seat fire works. As we have slowly refurnished, renovated and made it our own little haven, we still just marvel at the fact that it is ours. We love to share it with others who appreciate the serenity, peacefulness and beauty of the gorgeous aqua water, sunsets, sugar white sandy private beach, birds flying overhead and boats going by. You can even spot dolphins jumping from time to time. The balcony is like a huge play pen for the younger children who are thoroughly entertained. It is a magical spiritual place to be is all that I can say.

What makes this condo unique

It is all about the view, the water, serenity and sunsets. We are in the Gulf?East Pass jetty with a private beach protected by a bulkhead which is the best of both worlds. Our home is very comfortable and as you can see by the over 70 glowing 'reviews' on our website of people who have spent time there, it is a little piece of paradise. It is our home away from home and we leave it like that with all the comforts and amenities you could want. We both love to cook and live to eat, being from New Orleans so our gourmet kitchen has every gadget, appliance, spice and tool you might desire. It is a well stocked kitchen beautifully renovated with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

Our over-sized balcony stretches the length of the condo including both bedrooms, living and dining area which seats 6 comfortably with a Weber BBQ grill. You will be mesmerized and entertained by watching the boats go by, the birds flying overhead, dolphins jumping and the sunsets which are like a different painting every night.

Come enjoy our little piece of paradise. We are in a quiet remote area with a private beach only used by those in our building but just 2 miles from all that you will need or want - grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants and shopping. We love to share it with those who value and appreciate the peace and serenity away from the action but have everything just a short distance away.


Holiday Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A phone call required after accepted reservation to confirm. I don't definitely confirm any reservation without a phone conversation.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Over sized master bath has separate marble surround tub and shower. 11 ft double sink with Calcutta Magnolia counters in separate room from shower/tub room. Guest room has large double sink with Calcutta Magnolia counters and marble walk in shower with glass sliding door. Over sized powder room off of living/dining room has Calcutta Magnolia counters.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Linens provided. King size bed (1) King bed in master bedroom, down comforter, Queen size Beds (2) with down comforter on both queen beds in guest room, Baby Crib (1) Port-a-crib for baby, Pottery Barn slip covered couches with hide a bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
HI SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET and new state of the art fully equipped FITNESS CENTER are now available, 42' HD 1080 LED Samsung flat screen TV and flat screen TV's in both bedrooms, DVD in guest bedroom, ipod/iphone dock/speaker system, AC/Heat, 3 Cable flat screen TV's, 2 Blue Ray DVD's, ipod/iphone dock/speaker, Gated Secured Parking, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Cuisinart food processor, Blender, Toaster, Mr, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Mixer, Professional Gourmet Cookware, Every gadget utensil you could want provided, Spices, Linens, Large Washer and Dryer, Hot Tub, Pool, Beach Lounge Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Crab Nets, Hair Dryers, DROP DEAD VIEW! ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ANYWHERE IN BUILDING OR GROUNDS BY THE POOL AND HOTTUB.


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Incred Panoramic Gulf View - Sunsets, Water, Private Beach,E Pass Area, Boatslip
average rating of 4.9577465 based on 71 reviews

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to visit inside and out. Jeanne has done an exceptional job making the inside beautiful and comfortable. I was just as happy inside as I was outside. The views are spectacular and the location was perfect..private yet also convenient to go out to eat, shop, etc. Thank you, Jeanne, for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our condo was very warm and cozy. The perfect place for our wedding.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo

  • 4 of 5

This was a first time using this condo at Destin. We have vacationed at and around Destin area for the last 20 years so. And I have always loved the water and the beaches around there.

Here are the positives and negatives about this condo and location. And that is why I did not give it 5 star.


- Beautiful condo with lots of space and great décor and furniture.

- Nicely equipped with everything you can possibly need in the kitchen

- Beds were wonderful and great as well as the couch being very comfortable for sleeping

- The balcony was large with very nice furniture

- Having the grill on the balcony was a great addition

- The pool and hot top were always nicely kept and great

- Wonderful owner to work with and get information

- Not noisy or crowded at all

- Nice workout facility and laundry room on the floor was very convenient


- Location of the condo. Maybe it was me not understanding what Jetty means but you really don't have a beach condo. you can look at the beautiful water but you can not get in it.

There is a small area of man made beach to the water but you can not go to the water. That means no real beach. So although this is beach front condo you do not enjoy just going out of the condo and go to the beach and enjoy the sand, waves, water, etc.....

You have to haul all your stuff (chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc....) with you to a nearest public beach in the walking distance. Which actually you still don't get waves because it is still in the Jetty area. So you have to drive to one of the very crowded and busy Destin public beaches. Completely negates the whole beach front condo and the price for the beach front cond.

- Parking - There is no covered parking. All covered parking(s) are for owners only.


- Please make it clear on the condo description that there is no direct beach for this condo.

- If owner of the condo is not there the guest should be able to use their covered parking spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Homi, I am so sorry you were disappointed with the location of our condo. The last thing I want is for my guests to be unhappy with their stay in our home away from home. I state clearly that it is in the Jetty East Pass area with a western exposure and pictures show that there is a bulkhead protecting our private beach. This is a private beach front property with an incredible panoramic view from every room - which is what I state in the first sentence. You can access the water from either end of our private beach and walk past a few buildings to the wide open access to the water and snorkel area. You can easily stay on the south side with the side open beaches where all the people are with the umbrellas and rental chairs all lined up - usually with quite a walk to get to where they are. It just depends on what you are looking for and I try to make sure our home is that place. I don't need to promote something that it isn't as it very easily sells itself. It sounds like you would like a place where you can park for the day on the beach in one of those rental chairs which I totally understand. Again, I am so sorry you were disappointed and would be happy to recommend places on the south side next time you are planning a trip to Destin. Warm regards, Jeanne Elizardi
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The condo was very clean and we absolutely loved the decor!

  • 5 of 5

Having the boat slip so conveniently located just across the street made for many easily accessible fishing trips! The guys were in harbor heaven! Beautiful scenery watching the boats coming and going from the front deck! The pool was very nice and if there was a way to bring the hottub home with us, we would have. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

June 10, 2017

You don’t have to look any further. This spot has all you could ask for – a beautiful view, easy access to the beach, a front row seat to the Thursday night fireworks, and only one flight up from the pool. The beds are super comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, and the laundry room, tennis courts, and exercise room are located just across the hall. The maintenance guys are very helpful as are the owners.

The covered garage makes it easy to load and unload without concern for the weather. Easily a five star experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!! Very relaxing with amazing views of the ocean! The condo was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terri, Thank you so much for your review of our home away from home in Destin. I am so glad you enjoyed the incredible view from all the rooms that is so hard to describe or capture in the pictures. I hope you will keep us in mind next time you are planning a trip to Destin. We love to share it with those who appreciate the serenity and beauty. Warm regards, Jeanne Elizardi
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Fort Walton, Florida
Nearest Point of Interest
East Pass Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Winn Dixie Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Seafood and Meat Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Sexton's Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Crab Island area
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping fee $170
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% Florida tax and $125 cleaning fee not included
$400 deposit not included
Boat slip not included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.