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Top Shelf 2/.Bed 2/Bath Gulf Front Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A beautiful end unit on the top (3rd) floor with an unobstructed panoramic view of the Gulf, Jetties, Dunes, and East Pass. Your unit is located on Holiday Isle, across the bay and South of the city of Destin. Remolded Jan. 2017 New paint, bedding, furniture, master bedroom tv, linens, sheets, comforter. WIFI and cable tv. Although billed as an island, it does have road access. No high rise here, this small quaint complex only has 30 units, and yours is on the top floor. We have an elevator, and 4 stair ways, one just outside your door. This complex is the closest condo to the Jetties. (The Jetties is a man made rock formation at the mouth of the channel where it meets the gulf). This rock formation breaks up the waves and keeps the sands from shifting for boating. This also makes for calm waters which is ideal for parents with small children and is a local favorite for beach activity. Small fish like to hide in the rocks and is the destination for local snorkeling boats, so do not pay to go snorkeling. A second beach where the Jetties meet the Gulf has all the wave action and surge for the more daring swimmers. Fishing is also good at the jetties for the avid anglers, and if you are lucky you can see the dolphins play there too.

Your unit is a two bedroom two bath unit, and the sofa makes into a sleeper to comfortably sleep 6. The master bedroom has it's own private bath and access to you own private balcony. Both bedrooms have queen size beds. The kitchen is fully furnished with utensils, a dishwasher, a SxS refrigerator w/ice maker, and a washer/dryer in the unit. The den has view of Gulf, Jetties, Pass, and Dunes with access to private balcony via sliding glass door. The Balcony overlooks the fresh water open air pool below as well as the view from the den.

This island is totally residential, condo's, town homes, single and multifamily residences. No commercial property is located on this small island. The city of Destin is small compared to most cities, so everything you need to do or want to do is within 5 miles of your condo. The city is billed as the luckiest fishing village, and lives up to it's fame. All sorts of boating activity is available as is world class golf, and shopping. Big Kahuna's water park is located about 5 minutes from your condo as are plenty of restaurants with great sea food and other foods.

Here, a vacation does not have to break the bank and there are plenty to do right outside your door. A mid night stroll, shelling, or crabbing, snorkel, swim, bask in the sun, build a sand castle, write you name in the sand or do nothing at all on the sugar white sands and beaches just outside your condo.

Keywords: condo, villa, apartment, vacation rental, vacation home, Destin, Florida, gulf, view, rental,

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Thomas Baker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

Why Thomas Baker chose Destin

I started going to Florida as a child with my parents, and I always assumed our trips to Destin was due to it's close proximity to where we live in Alabama. After growing up and visiting other parts of Florida, I realized that the Destin area had the most beautiful beaches. The sugar white soft sand gives the water an Emerald color which is how it got the name of 'The Emerald Coast'. I was also impressed with the small town charm, which still exists. Billed as the 'Luckiest fishing village' this modern day city still owes it roots to the avid angler, and water sports and fishing charters still ranks high on attraction the city has to offer. Your complex is the closest complex to the Jetties, and is the only place to do some serious snorkeling. In fact the local snorkeling tours end up right outside your door. I fell in love with Destin Florida as a child, but I had to wait till I grew up to appreciate how great of a place it is.

What makes this condo unique

This unit has just been remodeled, January 2017. Complete New painting throughout, ceilings scraped and soothe. New queen size bedding in both bed rooms, new master bedroom furniture with new tv. New linens, sheets, and comforters, new bar tools, new dining set, light fixtures, living room furniture" sofa sleeper, two chairs, WIFI w/cable.


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located in hall
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , sofa sleeper makes into queen bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Top Shelf 2/.Bed 2/Bath Gulf Front Condo
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky

Roomy Condo with a Spectacular View

  • 4 of 5

I loved the property and community at Poolside Villas. This is a 3 story building with 30 rooms so you aren't sharing the pool with a huge community. The pool area is great and view- you feel like you are in the Mediterranean. The beds were very comfortable and the view from the master is fantastic. The pictures don't quite capture the tranquility of the condo. It was SO easy to relax here. The kitchen and master bath could use some updating and I would recommend bath mats and a kitchen knife sharpener, but over all we loved our stay. The walk to the closest beach is close but the walk to the main beach is roughly 200 yrds. Both beaches are beautiful just something to consider if you have young kids or plan carrying a lot with you. Lots of dolphins close to the jetties and calm water. There was a slight mix up in the beginning but Mr. Baker was very kind and made it right. We will definitely stay here the next trip to Destin.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, glad you had a nice stay. steve
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Awesome place ! We loved it. Snorkeling everyday and watching the sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Great location!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Angelia, Thanks for the review, glad you liked it. steve
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I would do it again!

  • 4 of 5

The place we stayed was pretty awesome. It was right on the sand but it was little bit of a walk because it set kind of back off the beach. It was a great spot for fishing and snorkeling because it was right by the jetties. Was was clear in July. It looked like pool water. It was beautiful. The place had been updated in the rooms and the living room but kitchen applicances was the only outdated thing that bothered me. The beach stayed pretty busy. Emerald grand (a huge condo) sets up their chairs and umbrellas and uses that beach for all of their guests. So about every hour 30 people get dropped off by a huge shuttle (pontoon). And then on top of that, about 3 other boats with 30 people each are anchored on the beach letting people snorkel. On the plus side, you are located on the beach where other people are paying for a boat to take them there. By 6pm everybody is gone. But on Thursday you can do all down the street on the others side of the harbor walk village and see an amazing 10 minute firework show.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very nice and the owners were great. My kids spent every day at the jetties, they usually spend more time in the pool. Hopefully this was the first of many family vacations spent at the poolside villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views, breathtaking, amazing fabulous!!! Owner was so easy and so nice to deal with, this place is highly recommended... We will most certainly be coming back to stay at the poolside villas unit 301... Highly impressed!!! We loved watching all the boats coming in and out of the harbor. , The water is so clear, perfect for snorkeling, fishing swimming and just hanging out.. we love love love it....

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the Boats!

  • 4 of 5

This is the 3rd time that I have stayed at his complex, the 1st time in this unit. This unit definitely has the best views. We loved watching the boats go out at 6 a.m while drinking our coffee at the nice table on the balcony. Bring your binoculars for the best show! The water was crystal clear and calm. There is quite a walk to the gulf waters, but the walk to the east pass waters is not too bad. The biggest disappointment for me was the shuttle boat bringing people over from the new Emerald Grande to the East Pass beach area. They basically have taken over most of the beach area with their umbrellas and beach chairs. It was once such a quiet area and that was why I chose this spot again for my vacation. You have to wonder how Emerald Grande ever got access to this. Sorry to say, but someone is going to get killed the way they pull that boat in and out all day long right in the middle of tons of swimmers. Still a beautiful area, just not what I remembered from years ago.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Destin Municipal
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U. S. 98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Outside your door


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Our normal rental is Saturday to Saturday, check in 3pm central time, check out 11am. Included in a weeks stay is clean up once you have departed. We do ask if you mess up dishes or utensils that you wash them and put them away. Also ladies please bring your own personal make up removal wash cloth, as we can NOT get out if our wash cloths.

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.

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