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Palms 1603 Jr 2BR/2BA-Mar 25 to 28 $722! Lagoon Pool Views-BeachShuttle-FunPass

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

Top Reasons to Book at Palms of Destin!

1. Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below

2. 6th Floor unit w/Pool Views

3. Destin's Largest Lagoon Pool with five waterfalls, whirlpool, & fitness center

4. Kid's playground, tennis and basketball courts!

5. Free Seasonal shuttle to beach, Destin Commons, & Harborwalk Village.

6. Less than 3 miles from Destin Commons

7. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service

*At the time of check-in, the Palms of Destin will place a pre-authorization hold on your credit card in the amount of $250. This hold on your card will be released at the time of check-out, pending all borrowed items have been returned (towels, key cards, etc).

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1450 per month + taxes/fees. To reserve, please contact us (Property Manager) to give you a quote with this Special Rate. Currently, this can't be booked online. The Fun Pass is not available on monthly rentals.

You'll never want to leave the Palms of Destin! Stay here for a true 'resort' experience.

Palms Resort #1603 is a Junior 2BR/2BA, which is a 2 bedroom with a full sized master plus a smaller bedroom and two full sized bathrooms, one with a walk in shower.

Located on 15 beautiful acres, The Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center offers an unbeatable, upscale experience in the heart of Destin at an affordable price. As an exclusive guest you will enjoy Destin’s largest lagoon pool beneath swaying palms or simply enjoy our many amenities including kid's activities, fitness center, kids playground, tennis and basketball courts. You'll also be within walking distance of Joe's Crab Shack, Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory, The Back Porch (a Destin classic), Ruth's Chris Steak House, Jim-N-Nick's BBQ and Hooters.

The 11,000 square foot, 259,000 gallon zero entry pool is Destin’s largest lagoon pool! You'll be blown away by the 5 dancing waterfalls, walking bridges and spacious lounging area. There's a 21,000 gallon heated pool, children's splash area and whirlpool spa.

The Palms of Destin Resort features a 2,265 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center including elliptical cardio treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and summit trainers each having a personal entertainment system.

The Palms of Destin offers full size basketball courts and two lighted tennis courts, with complimentary equipment available from guest services in the resort lobby. The Palms of Destin also offers lessons and clinics taught by USPTA and USPTR tennis professionals.

Seasonally, the resort offers a complimentary three-minute air conditioned beach shuttle to the beach access beside the Back Porch restaurant from 10am-10pm. Additional shuttles run to Destin Commons and Harborwalk Village.

Escape to the Palms of Destin Resort for an experience that will last in your memories for a lifetime.

Fun Pass; Destin Traveler: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy one free admission each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling available May-Sept, Dolphin Cruise available Mar-Oct, Water Park available Mem. Day-Labor Day, all other activities are year-round.

Area Attractions:

Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest! Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.

Our policies for renting to under 25's are:

Under age groups will be allowed at our discretion.

an extra $100 per person ($1000 min. for houses/$500 min. for condos) refundable CASH damage deposit, to be paid at time of check in

extra 25% premium

check-in at office

you must be present for a check-out inspection

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About RealJoy Reservations

Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!

Why RealJoy Reservations chose Destin

The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!

What makes this condo unique

Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team��s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bath off Bunk Room - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , with Balcony Access
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Trundle with two Twins
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Palms 1603 Jr 2BR/2BA-Mar 25 to 28 $722! Lagoon Pool Views-BeachShuttle-FunPass
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews

Good place to stay, decent property.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Palms Destin. Our Jr. Suite fit our family well and had almost everything we needed. It was clean and location on the property was great with the pool view. I will say the Palms property itself was just "okay". It seemed somewhat dingy but not disgusting. The location is close to Henderson State Park for beach access which worked out very well! Overall no major complaints.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely condo. We’re happy to hear your family enjoyed your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the proximity to Henderson State Park for beach access. We value your referrals and hope you will come back to stay with us! Thanks again for staying with Real Joy!
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Beautiful facility but older

  • 2 of 5

While the unit was clean, it had an odor noticeable from the entryway that smelled like old cooking smells. We bought an Airwick freshener and tucked it behind the entry door and that helped. We hope that the cleaning service left it there for the next guest. The unit was nice and offered glimpses of the ocean and lovely views of the pools. The master bedroom was spacious and the bed slept very comfortably. The second bedroom with the trundle bed is a junior bed length and only suitable for young children. The living spaces were comfortably spacious though the unit's furniture was really scuffed up and carpet worn. We were disappointed in the condition of the poolside bar; there were over turned tables to block some of the poolside entries when potted plants or just locking the gates would have worked and looked better. Plus there was no live music any of the evenings during our stay and it is the height of the summer vacation season (the middle of July). The biggest negative was that the complex did not offer parking close enough to for ease of unloading suitcases and groceries to the condo units. There was a steady stream of guests having to come through the main building and lobby area or down the outsides of the main buildings with luggage and groceries throughout our stay. We only saw one cart to assist with loading and unloading but that was not until we were already loaded to leave at the close of our stay. This complex has the possibilities of a truly fabulous resort .... we were disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dwight, we are happy you enjoyed the lovely views of the Gulf and pools. Also, glad you enjoyed the spacious master bedroom and a comfortable bed. We wish you had contacted us about the entryway odor so that we could have sent someone out to take care of it for you. Live music is not an amenity we advertise and are sorry you were disappointed. We do hope you enjoyed the numerous other amenities and local attractions. This is a gorgeous facility located on 15 beautifully landscaped acres close to numerous restaurants and attractions. Mid-July is a peak season for this property with parking and luggage carts in high demand. We do appreciate your feedback and hope you will stay with Real Joy again.
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, has cookware, nice activities close to it like Big Kahunas water park, it was 10 min driving to Miramar Beach, nice swimming pools, my family really love this vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback on this lovely condo at the Palms! We're so happy you enjoyed its close proximity to Big Kahunas and the swimming pools. We hope to see you again soon, we have great winter rates!
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  • 1 of 5

We have vacationed in Destin for over 20 years. This was THE WORST resort we have ever had the unfortunate experience to stay. The resort is filthy, trash in the pool, trash all over the resort grounds and the parking garage. In our seven days as guests, we did not get in an elevator or go out on the balcony without a strong smell of weed. At times, our condo even smelled like weed. All night parties in the rooms with drugs and 20+ people crammed into a condo. Running up and down the hall constantly until all hours of the night. People come in from outside of the resort to use the pool. No security. Did not feel safe at night going to/from parking garage. Your luggage cart is a Walmart shopping cart. We returned to our room only to find buggies full of trash sitting in the hallway. They stayed there for two days. One morning, we woke up to no running water without any notice. This resort is disgusting and IS NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY. When we called to complain to Real Joy, they basically told us there was nothing they could do about it. When complained to the resort staff about the constant presence of marijuana, he asked us where bc he would like to know where to find the "good stuff." Majority of staff does not speak English. I sent and email with pics to Real Joy, and I have never heard back from them. I WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN! I wish I could post several of the pics we took throughout our stay to show what I am referencing.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you experienced these issues at the Palms of Destin. This sounds pretty unusual for them. The only thing we could have done was move you into a different building.. We were unable to determine whether you requested this or not. Regardless, we are sorry you experienced these issues.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Varies
  • US Dollars
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
  • SNOWBIRDS* $1450/mo + taxes & fees - Nov through February