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Million Dollar View at Family Prices!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 bath, sleeps 6, on the beach, Free Beach Chairs

Lovely, super clean and up-to date. Tropical West Indies décor. New sofa, loveseat, dining chairs, barstools and carpet. Large flat screen HD TVs with DVDs in living room and both bedrooms. Updated fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and new appliances; the dining table easily seats 6. Gorgeous full view of the Gulf of Mexico from inside Unit 503 and from your private balcony. We work hard to keep our unit in top condition for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as our own!

The beach (which is why you come to Destin) is a splendid s expanse of sugar white sand!

Free beach chair set-up (two chairs and one umbrella) from March 1 through October 31 is included! We usually have extra beach chairs in the utility closet.

The Islander has 2 pools (one heated) and 2 hot-tubs, the landscaping is lovely. There are 2 lighted tennis courts and a shuffleboard court with rackets, etc., available at the front desk, which is open 24 hours.

The staff is courteous and always ready to help. You may also call me at any time.

All linens, including beach towels, are included and may be exchanged 3 times per week.

There is a convenient (8 washers and 8 dryers) coin operated newly remodeled laundry room.

There is also a new up-to-date work-out room with two treadmills, an elliptical, recumbent bike, weight machine, as well as free weights next to the office with a lovely view of the pool and property.

Two lighted tennis courts, a pickle ball court (rackets available at the desk) and shuffleboard courts.

There is a lovely gazebo with several barbecue pits and tables.

The VIP program included with your rental offers discounts at local restaurants, boat rentals, and entertainment / amusement establishments.

More Details

Property Manager
Christine Frichtel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Christine Frichtel

Our family fell in love with the Islander and Holiday Isle when our children were young. We purchased Unit 503 in 2001and now we enjoy it with our children, grandchildren, and of course, friends. We hope your family enjoys Unit 503 (a little piece of paradise) as much as ours does.

Christine Frichtel purchased this condo in 2001

Why Christine Frichtel chose Holiday Isle

On the beach with million dollar beach views from almost every seat in the condo and from your private, furnished balcony. The beach has just undergone a major re-nourishment program resulting in a huge expanse of gorgeous, soft, sugar white sand. Beach set-up (2 chairs and an umbrella) included with rental. The Islander Resort itself recently completed a 3 million dollar renovation and update continuously so everything is fresh and up to date. Our unit is ultra-clean fresh, current, and comfortable with constant updates for our enjoyment as well as yours.

What makes this condo unique

The Islander is located on unique and highly desirable Holiday Isle, which affords peace and privacy, yet is very convenient to grocery stores, Target, Walmart, upscale and discount outdoor shopping malls, public golf courses, marinas with boat and jet-ski rental, restaurants of all sorts, waterparks, go-cart tracks, aquarium and more.


Holiday Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Linen and Beach Towel exchange available
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , two sinks, new granite counter tops, walk-in shower
  • Both recently updated with new tile, sinks, and ceramic tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , flat screen TV and DVD
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California queen size bed; flat screen TV with DVD
  • Mirrored closet doors in both bedrooms and plenty of dresser space. Master has a large picture window (with shutters) that affords yet another place to enjoy the view. Sofa-sleeper in the living room, with sunlight blocking drapes for late sleepers.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Front desk is open 24 hours, with a very friendly and helpful staff. The Islander has a 'vacation feel'. Unit 503 is a great place to relax and enjoy the water, the view, and each other! We'd love to have you share our joy!


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Million Dollar View at Family Prices!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
lynchburg, VA

Unit 503

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three teenage sons stayed for spring break. The condo is in a great quiet location. The beach is awesome! Unit 503 is beautiful and very comfortable. The facility has great amenities and very friendly and helpful staff. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tyler, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your time in our condo and on that beautiful beach! My husband Tom & I work hard to keep our condo in tip-top shape and really enjoy hearing positive feedback!! I hope you'll vacation with us again soon! Very best regards, Chris
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and a great value with a lot of amenities and upgrades to the interior. I only wish there was a bar/restaurant onsite or within walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brennan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review of Islander #503. I'm so glad you enjoyed the updates to the condo and the amenities overall. By the way, if you walk on the beach for about a mile to the West, you will come to a cute little beach bar and grill. We hope you'll consider staying with us again on your next Destin Beach Vacation! Best regards, Chris & Tom
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  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying that the pictures do not do this condo justice. This place is beautiful with an absolutely amazing view of the beach and ocean. The condo was clean and has been well taking care of. The kids loved it. The pools and beach were never crowded. Your so close to everything. The outdoor shopping mall was awesome. So much to do so little time. This vacation was the most outstanding vacation ever. Thank you Christine for sharing your home with The Frazier Klan lol.👍 We will definitely be booking here again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Micah, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! We are so glad that the Frazier Klan had such a great vacation, and look forward to having you again next year!! Sincerely, Christine & Tom Frichtel
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We had a blast

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing time in this unit! We played on the beach and in the ocean, enjoyed the perfect weather, and loved the convenient location! The unit was so nicely decorated and my kids really enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the boats come in during the evening hours. We never actually made it to the pool, but it was pretty to look at as was the hot tub! We enjoyed the close proximity to all the best restaurants like McGuire's, AJ's, Harbor Docks, The Back Porch and to shopping and attractions like mini golf and water parks. We would certainly stay here again, and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Oh, the coolest thing -- a manatee swam right up to us as we were all swimming! Thank you for making the rental process so easy and effortless; the front desk staff and on site staff were all so nice. ] We just had the best vacation ever! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review and I am delighted you had such a great time - we knew you would! I have had a "manatee" encounter myself - it was very cool. So glad the booking process was so smooth - I was happy to speak with you and take care of it for you. I agree that the Islander staff is the best! Thanks again and I look forward to having you stay with us again! Chris
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Great condo

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Very nice room close to beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cynthia, Thank you for your comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed our condo. The latest update is very comfortable new balcony furniture. As you know, this is a great place to relax and watch dolphins, sea gulls, and boats, or just gaze at that gorgeous beach! We hope you'll come back to Islander # 503 for your next beach vacation! Chris and Tom
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Will stay here again!! Love this condo!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at The Islander before, so this was our second stay at the resort...and what a beautiful resort it is! The entire staff is so friendly, helpful, and accomodating! They let us look at a few condos so we could decide, and once I saw 503, I said "this is it!" It was SO CLEAN and SO GORGEOUS! We felt right at home, comfortable and relaxed! Beautiful decor! You will love the views from the balconey!! The Islander itself is one of the nicest resorts we have ever visited...we own a cabin in Gatlinburg and have discussed selling it and buying a condo here! They know how to run a resort...very clean, and fresh!! Look no further, this is it!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are delighted that you felt so relaxed and at home. We hope to have you again next year. Tom & Chris
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The BEACH is why you come to Destin, and now is the perfect time to visit! We have just completed a major beach building project and you will enjoy a huge (150 to 200 ft.) expanse of soft, sugar-white sand. Unit 503 comes with a free beach chair set-up (2 chairs and one umbrella). In addition, the Islander complex has just completed a 3 million dollar renovation, so everything is fresh and up to date.

There are lots of activities for kids, such as water-parks and go-cart tracks.

If you like dining out, Destin has lots of great restaurants at every price point. Several are listed in the guest book in Unit 503, or just chat with other vacationers on the beach, or at one of the two pool. The Islander is a very friendly place! We love Italian, so two of our favorites are Fat Clemenza's and La Familia.

If you like eating in, there is a great pavilion with picnic tables and barbecue pits where you can grill anything, especially fish from one of the two nearby seafood markets. If you go to Destin Ice seafood market, be sure to try one of the smoked dips. Our favorite is the smoked tuna dip to enjoy with cocktails out on the balcony.

If boating is up your alley, there are several excursions you can try. Numerous flyers are located on The Islander second floor landings. Boat rental places also abound. We love the nice, clean, pontoon boats available at Luther's, and often we get quite a dolphin show when we are cruising around.

Fishing is what Destin is famous for, so there are numerous options for deep sea excusions, but the best for us is surf-fishing while enjoying the view on the beach just outside your door.

Golfers suffer no shortage of options. The helpful staff at the Islander can make suggestions.

Parasailing is a delight, also. Kayak and small sailboat rentals are available right on the beach as well.

Shopping habits can be easily indulged in Destin. Darling upscale shops, restaurants, and a huge movie theatre complex are located at Destin Commons. Bargain hunters can be entertained endlessly at the enormous Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Both are just a short drive from The Islander.

The Islander is located on Gulfshore Dr. on the very quiet, private, and peaceful Holiday Isle, yet you are conveniently close to the main highway 98. Walgreens, Target, Winn Dixie, and numerous other shops and restaurants are just a couple of miles away. It's really the perfect blend of privacy and convenience.

Your rental also comes with coupons for savings on many of the activities listed above.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $63
Cleaning Fee $105
Tax Rate 11.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $300 deposit is refundable 30 days or more prior to date of arrival. If you would like to change dates, you can do so up until 14 days before arrival with no penalty as long as you can book within the same year.
DAMAGE WAIVER fee of $63 completely covers you but is non-refundable
You do not need any additional damage insurance through VRBO

Snow Bird Season: Nov. 1 through March 11, 28 days = $1777 per 4 week stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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