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Waterview unit 502, Oversize 2Bedroom, All Rooms Have Expansive Views Of The Gul

Holiday Isle, Destin, FL, USA
  • Condo1565 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

1565 Sq Ft 2br/2ba, Oversize Balcony, Stunning 5th Floor Views

The view from this 5th floor, gulf side unit, is simply the best in Destin. It looks across the jetties into the gulf.You not only get the gulf but you get to watch the boats as they navigate through the jetties going and returning from the sea.

The transitional waterway of the pass is full of marine life. Dolphin,pelicans,blue herons, sea gulls, are everywhere.This view can be enjoyed even more as EVERY ROOM IN THIS PARTICULAR UNIT HAS EXPANSIVE WINDOWS FACING THE GULFIn addition the balcony is oversized, running the full length of the unit and deep. Thats why I feel THIS UNIT HAS THE BEST LAYOUT OF ANY OF THE CONDOS IN DESTIN! ! !

On Thursday nights the City of Destin puts on a airshow/fireworks display in the pass, right in front of your 5th floor balcony. Your vantage point is as close and as good as it gets!!! You are 'ground zero' ! ! !You not only see the fireworks you can smell em!!

The large swimming pool area is waterfront and is lushly landscaped, hot tub also! Because this is a small complex of 33 units this beautiful pool is almost never crowded. The pool area leads to our intimate private beach. Most days you are left with a feeling of quiet serenity.

Out the back door and cross the street to your private marina on the harbor to access boating,fishing kayaking,sailing,etc. Boat slips are available for boats up to 34ft.

Going to dinner? Dont take your car in the traffic. Captain Jimmy's water taxi will pick you up at our dock and cruise you to any of the many many restaurants/bars that line the Destin harbor!!! Glide home from dinner under the moonlight.Enjoy your margheritas and worry not!!

This unit has a queen bed in each of the bedrooms. There is a very comfortable queen pullout couch in the den.Oversize flat screen T V s in all rooms, the den has a 47' flatscreen T V that is integrated into a 5 speaker Bose surround sound theatre stereo system.!! Its like being at the movies!!!

Kitchen is fully equipped and has granite counters with stainless appliances. Both bathrooms have granite counters,upscale double vanities.Upscale matresses and bedding throughout.

There is a seperate bar with sink/fridge. Keeps the kitchen uncrowded.

Unit has wi fi internet access throughout.

This 5th floor gulf front unit is one of the most desired units at Waterview!


David Barnes

Member Since 2005
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within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About David Barnes

I grew up in Andalusia Alabama.I attended the university of Alabama then Jacksonville State. My career in organic chemistry took me to Gadsden Alabama, Atlanta, and Charlotte. When the next move was to Cleveland ,I opted to semiretire and come home to Destin.My grandparents built a home here in the 1920s and we took all our vacations here as a family when I was growing up.I am so lucky that I found this unit at Waterview Towers for my new home. It is truly a slice of paradise. I literally wouldnt trade it for any other property in Destin. I recently married a lovely lady from New Orleans and we now spend most of our time there. Consequently, I now offer this unit to my customers and hope they will enjoy it as much as I have over the years. Since it was my home for so long it is appointed like a home not like a typical rental property.It has excellent mattresses,sheets, pillows,etc. The kitchen is fully outfitted with quality pots/pans/utensils,etc. My sister is an artist, 'Patterson Barnes', and my unit has many of her original art pieces, giving my unit a more homey feel. I simply cannot sufficiently describe how much joy this unit has brought to my life. It is a special property. I hope you will come and experience the same. I hope to meet you. warmly, David Barnes

David Barnes purchased this Condo in 1998

Why David Barnes chose Destin

Waterview provides the total Destin experience, the gulf, the pass, marina on the harbor.The layout of this unit offers more window to the gulf than any other 2 br unit I have ever seen in Destin ......and of course the view is indescribably beautiful, indescribably beautiful,indescribably beautiful !!!

What makes this Condo unique

unit is on the gulf/pass but also walk out the back door and keep your boat at your private marina on the harbor.....You can have it all!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Both bedrooms are oversized. Both have 1.5 walls of windows to the water!! Mattresses are the best sealy posturepedics you can buy!! All sheets/pillows/towels/etc are upscale. Nothing 'rental' about these bedrooms!!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Granite counters and lovely updated double vanity bowls.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          This unit is direct waterfront on the gulf/pass. The view is indescribable.
        • Village
          unit is just across the harbor from harbor village and all the shops, restaurants,etc. Water taxi can pick you up at our dock out back of the unit and take you to all the harbor has to offer !


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                • Elevator
                  unit is on the 5th floor
                • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  nice with lots of equipment,bike,elliptical,treadmill, weight machine, free weights, and an excellent view of the harbor
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  Wi Fi
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                  great sheets and towels
                • Living Room
                  lovely with 2 very comfortable pottery barn couches just recovered in 2018
                • Parking
                  parking for 2 vehicles on the perimeter. all parking spaces are very close to the lobby
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Wash room in hall (very close)with oversize washer/ dryer This wash room is basically shared with only 3 units. washer/dryer are usually readily available


                    • Coffee Maker
                      very nice, grinds the beans , also a keurig.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                      new stainless
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                      excellent pots/pans/utensils/spice rack,etc. A complete kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      full spices
                    • Refrigerator
                      Large stainless steel fridge
                    • Stove
                      nice electric glass top
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          dining table for 6 with 2 stools at nearby kitchen counter
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                              many many many
                            • DVD Player
                              built into Bose system
                            • Music Library
                              extensive music to select from that is already stored in the Bose lifestyle system
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              extensive cable selections
                            • Stereo
                              5 speaker bose surround sound in den
                            • Television
                              47 ' in den, integrated with 5 speaker Bose surround sound system,WOW!!! 47" in one bedroom and a 56" flatscreen in the other bedroom !!


                                • Balcony
                                  very large, has held 40 people b4 at parties
                                • Boat
                                  boatslips available
                                • Golf
                                  couple miles away can choose from 4 courses
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  rent on the harbor
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Tennis
                                  nice court attached to backside of building


                                    • limited accessibility

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          beautiful pool, heated in the shoulder seasons (till thanksgiving)
                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • skiing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          26 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great place, great owner, this unit has the best views in Destin. Outstanding!

                                                          David B.

                                                          We stayed 8 nights and loved every minute. We couldn’t believe how great the view from this unit is. Lots of boats of all types pass right in front of us every day going in and out of the harbor. We saw many dolphins every day. “Really neet”. We got to meet the owner of the unit, David Barnes. He was really nice and gave us his personal telephone number and told us to call him anytime if we needed anything but we had no problems at all. The unit was super nice. You won’t be disappointed!

                                                          Fantastic views, Great location, Comfortable stay!

                                                          Teresa D.

                                                          Beautiful views from every window and large balcony for watching the sailboats, pirate ship, and fishing boats pass by while spotting the dolphins play right in front of the building.

                                                          This place has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a great selection of pots, pans, utensils, dinnerware, and most important- plastic insulated drinkware for drinks by the heated pool and hot tub. The beds in both bedrooms were comfortable and had nice linens. The owner, David, Is a great host, and provides four beach chairs, an umbrella, and plenty of beach toys for relaxing on the beach.

                                                          What a great location. Our family had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Teresa, my sincere thanks for such a positive review. So glad it was a good week for your family😎

                                                          Awesome views and the owner is a great host!

                                                          Andy E.Collin County, Texas

                                                          Property was exactly as described. We have stayed at Waterview Towers before but never had a view that great. It’s awesome hearing the surf break at night outside your door. We have great pics from the balcony of our kids standing on the beach and the dolphins coming right up to rock seawall, unreal. It was unseasonably cool the week we were down with a passing cold front but the heated pool and hot tub were great.

                                                          The owner was incredibly gracious and helpful. Great time! See you again soon!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Andy, thanks so much for leaving such kind comments. Glad you and your family had a good stay and made some good memories. Hope to see you again 🙂�

                                                          We had a good time and were also able to relax in this wonderful condo.

                                                          patricia w.Cincinnati OH

                                                          Waterview Tower is a well-appointed gated community that gives a feeling of safety and serenity. The 5th floor condo balcony provides daily water activity in the gulf to watch and enjoy and the sunsets are awesome. For dining, taking excursions or just relaxing in one of many establishments, is a short water taxi ride, from the condo (no car necessary). Great fun. My review cannot add much more than has already been written. The Owner, David, is spot-on in his description of this property and is very helpful. The only problem we had is that we didn't stay long enough. Sincerely, Patricia

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Patricia, So glad "yall" had a good vacation. The location here at Waterview is special. Awesome views, the building so close to the water.

                                                          My sincere thanks for being a rental guest. Please consider coming again !!



                                                          Wow.........what a location !

                                                          Rick T.

                                                          We read other reviews and thought...."too good to be true"....we were wrong - it was that good !!!

                                                          Gorgeous condo, well equipped, and UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS !!

                                                          If my wife and I need a two bedroom ever again.............it will be here !!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Yea !! what a nice review !! Thanks so much. Glad you and your wife had such a good vacation.

                                                          I feel the same as you about the view .Its simply awesome.

                                                          Thanks again,


                                                          Beautiful views & great memories!

                                                          alice a.Madison, MS

                                                          Best location in Destin. Condo overlooks the private beach & pool and our family loved every minute ;)

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks so much to the Apostle family for the rental. It was a pleasure to meet everybody.Appreciate your kind review. (I bought a Kuerig !!) Pls consider coming back again


                                                          David Barnes


                                                          Holiday Isle, Destin, FL, USA

                                                          Waterview is near the end of holiday isle.This unit has a great layout with walls of windows to the gulf from every room.The view is stunning! It has a great pool area, lushly landscaped, that is waterfront. There is a marina on the harbor,just on the backside of the property.boatslips are available for rent. It is a smaller, somewhat quieter complex.

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