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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,565 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

David Barnes
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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.


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!!


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1565 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1.Please no glass around the pool. Use plastic instead. 2. pool/hot tub are closed after 10 pm as families need quiet to go nite nite !! (:
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Granite counters and lovely updated double vanity bowls.
  • 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!!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterview unit 502, Oversize 2Bedroom, All Rooms Have Expansive Views Of The Gul
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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 will be here !!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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, David......owner
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Cincinnati OH

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

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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 !! Respectfully, David
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Madison, MS

Beautiful views & great memories!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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 respectfully, David Barnes
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great unit very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

spectacular view

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. My sincere thanks for the rental. Pls consider coming again !
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Very nice property!

  • 4 of 5

The views are stunning! There are not many better views in Destin. The inside was decorated and maintained very well. Very clean. Unit has everything you could ask for. Highly recommend this unit for rental. Bedrooms have excellent views. Only one issue, the owner entered the condo unannounced. Spouse and I on porch enjoying the view. I turned around and in the doorway was the owner inside the condo! That could have ended up being a very bad situation for the owner. I don't think I need to say more. Just be aware.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rental and for your review. My sincere apologies for the intrusion. I knocked many times with no answer. As I explained ,I needed to bring in some of the patio furniture due to the weather channel warning of impending "severe thunder storm". Just a few weeks ago a storm like that blew the patio table and one of the chairs off the balcony and sent them crashing into the parking lot 5 stories below. Pls recognize that you did not hear me knock or call your name because you were out on the balcony with the balcony doors closed and pounding surf from the high winds. Just peeking in the door allowed me to see both bedroom doors open and you on the balcony.If I had not seen you on the balcony, I would not have entered. Thanks for expressing your concerns. I will consider my actions. I certainly understand and fully respect my guests right to privacy. Thanks for considering my side of the matter. My thanks for your kind comments about the unit. Best wishes, David
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  • 5 of 5

This condo is truly amazing. This was our second time in Destin and both times we were fortunate to stay here. The views are incredible and location is great. David is very accommodating and the condo is well equipped with anything you might need to make your stay great.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Louisiana Lagniappe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Paz
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $395
$100 cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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