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Unit 503 Islander - Your Perfect Vacation on Holiday Isl

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

SNOW BIRD MONTHLY RENTALS - DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH 10. CONTACT OWNER FOR DETAILS. Lovely tropical West Indies décor. New sofa, loveseat, dining chairs, barstool cushions, and carpet. Large flat screen HD TVs with DVDs in living room and both bedrooms. Updated fully equipped kitchen; 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 has just undergone a major rebuilding project, so the gorgeous expanse of sugar white sand is splendid!

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 (heated) and 2 hot-tubs, and 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 helpful.

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 laundry room, which has been newly remodeled.

There is also a new up-to-date work-out room on premises.

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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • 7 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 990 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must be 25 years old to rent - strictly enforced....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    flat screen TV and DVD ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California queen size bed; flat screen TV with DVD...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Both recently updated

Other Amenities

  • Front desk is open 24 hours, with a very 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!...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    LR - DVD/Bluray player, Master - built in DVD player, 2nd BR - DVD/Bluray player...moreless

  • Game Room:

    video game room adjacent to the office...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    40 inch flatscreen in LR, 26 inch flatscreens in both bedrooms. HD box provides a great picture on all. Lots of guest comments about watching March Madness and other sporting events on the great TV...moreless

  • Video Games:

    available for rent in the office...moreless

  • Video Library:

    available for rent in the office...moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Unit 503 affords a beautifull view of the beach, and is just steps from your door....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Unit fully faces the Gulf of Mexico. Early mornings afford views of dolphins and birds feeding in the water and fishing boats leaving the harbor....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 very comfortably with 2 additional bar stools at the pass-through counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    8 coin operated machines in laundry room...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Brand new as of January 2014...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All provided including pillows, etc. for pull out sofa-sleeper...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New sofa, love-seat, and occasional chair provide comfortable views of the gulf, as well as the 40 inch flat screen TV, with HD cable box for spectacular picture and DVD/Blueray Player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking lot, protected with coded gates, is large enough to accommodate your boat, trailer, or RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    phone available, but cell phones recommended as phone rates can be high....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and beach towel exchange provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    8 coin operated machines in laundry room, which is open 24 hours daily. Newly remodeled, very nice facility....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    well stocked with everything you would expect in your own kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    updated cabinets and large, well-lighted pass through to dining area....moreless

  • Microwave:



  • Balcony:

    Perfect place for morning coffee and evening cocktails, table with 4 chairs and lounge chair, beautiful view of pool, beach, and Gulf. Watch boats, surfers, and dolphin. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Places to rent abound...moreless

  • Golf:


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent on the beach...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Picnic Gazebo with pits and tables to grill your catch (or purchase)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Several large pits surrounded by tables, under a Gazebo. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 lighted courts, raquets available to borrow at the desk...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    2 large heated pools. Unit 503 has a full view of the main pool....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    2 large Hot Tubs adjacent to each pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 8 - May 24, 2017
4 night min stay
Low Summer
May 25 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Summer
Jun 17 - Jul 21, 2017
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Low Summer
Jul 22 - Aug 4, 2017
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
4 night min stay
Aug 19 - Sep 29, 2017
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall Break
Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 14 - Mar 16, 2018
4 night min stay
Late Spring
Apr 8 - May 24, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Waiver $63
  • Cleaning Fee $105
  • Tax Rate 11%


Spring: 1 to 3 days = $193.85 daily

Spring Break: 1 to 3 days = $218.07 daily

Summer: 1 to 3 days = $319.83 daily

Late Summer: 1 to 3 days = $233.66

Winter: 1 to 3 days = $135.68

Damage waiver fee of $9 per day completely covers you but is non-refundable

$300 due at booking. Balance payable at check-in.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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Car: Recommended

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: Our family fell in love with the Islander and Holiday Isle when our children were young. We purchased Unit 503 about 10 years ago, and 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.

Why Destin, FL, USA:
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 completed a 3 million dollar renovation last year, so everything is fresh and up to date. We keep our unit fresh, current, and comfortable with constant updates for our enjoyment as well as yours.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The Islander is located on unique and highly desirable Holiday Isle, which affords peace and privacy, yet is very convenient to shopping, golf, restaurants and more.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Adorable!!


  • New red leather recliner - so comfy

    New red leather recliner - so comfy

  • nearby marinas and boat rentals

    nearby marinas and boat rentals

  • This is the view from your balcony.

    This is the view from your balcony.

  • Main lobby

    Main lobby

  • Gazebo with barbecue pits, tables & chairs

    Gazebo with barbecue pits, tables & chairs

VRBO #454158

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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