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Gulf Front Retreat on the Beach! Recently Redone, Free Beach Service in 2018

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 27 nights


About the property

One of the largest 2 Bd, 2Ba condos in Destin, Huge Patio overlooking the Gulf

Welcome to Serenity.

Free Beach Service now included with your 2018 rental from 3/1/18-10/31/18. Two beach chairs and umbrella will be set up on the beach for you daily. Weekly value is $175.

Book now for best dates, we are filling up quickly. All new tile floors, custom hallway bunk beds and expanded bath are fresh and new for your vacation season. The condo has all new paint and furnishings, and the best patio on the beach which has new tile, observation deck and furniture.

You deserve this, NO elevators, NO stairs, only you and 500 ft of private beach on the emerald coast!

We invite you to enjoy one of the most spacious and exclusive gulf front two bedroom condos in all of Destin.

Over 1500 sq. ft of Peace inside your condo and over 600 sq. ft of Paradise outside on your back patio.

Your condo is situated directly on the beach, it’s as close to the gulf as you can be. Enjoy spectacular views of the emerald colored water from your very large and inviting patio or step directly onto the sugar sand beach from your condo. This peaceful and exclusive retreat was previously owned by a prominent inventor and rarely available for use until now.

Well appointed and very clean, this secluded sanctuary is in the heart of Destin but on an un-crowded stretch of pristine sand! You’ll surely be pleased with this gulf front end unit location providing unprecedented convenience while still having all the amenities you could want.

At 1,510 sq. feet, you'll have plenty of space to spread out and sleep up to 10 comfortably. You'll be staying in one of the biggest 2Bd/2BA condos in Destin.

Newly remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and hickory cabinets.

Custom tiled bathrooms that are sparkling clean to keep you comfortable and refreshed.

The patio is a show stopper! Indulge on one of the biggest in Destin at 38 ft X 16 ft (608 sq. ft) with lounge chairs and a table and chairs for al fresco dining cooked on one of the three grills overlooking the Gulf.

Stay connected when you want with FREE WiFi!

3 Flat Screen TVs with DVD Players and Cable

A very nice pool, two tennis courts and two shuffleboard courts complete this beautifully landscaped complex.

Both bedrooms are spacious retreats with their own en suite bathrooms and flat screen televisions. The master has a king bed and the second bedroom has two full beds. For additional sleeping there is a sleeper sofa in the oversized family room with another flat screen television. We also have two custom built in hallway bunk beds for kids.

You'll have tons of storage with 6 closets and a brand new full size washer and dryer to keep you clean and dry.

Peace of mind also comes with gated access to the complex and onsite security.

Tons of green space so you never feel cramped at this low density complex making it very unique compared to the typical Destin high rise complex.

Please note the uniqueness of this spacious secluded end unit compared to other 2BD units at the Aegean.

*This unit is truly a direct gulf front patio unit at the Aegean for rent on VRBO. Some patio units listed do not open onto the beach. No elevators or building entry to concern yourself with, come right in to your condo from the sand.

*Patio units are over 300 sq. ft larger inside than the 2BD balcony units and have a patio over double the size as a balcony.

Destin has the most beautiful beaches and water, making it one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. This complex is unique because it has over 500 ft of deeded beach for just 80 units so you have plenty of space for a private romantic getaway or family friendly vacation without feeling cramped.

Your vacation condo offers you the same peacefulness of Okaloosa island but located right in Destin so you are only minutes from all the fun without having to make the long trek across the bridge. We’d love to have you as our guest in this inviting beach retreat. We looked at over 50 properties from Panama City Beach to Okaloosa Island before choosing this wonderfully private and exceptional property combining space, serenity and location. We’re sure you’ll agree once you stay here and make plans to return year after year.

Thank you for viewing, we'd love to hear from you.

HOA's Rental policy:

All properties are for family rentals only. No properties will be rented to vacationing students or adults under the age of 25 who are unaccompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE STAYING IN THE PROPERTY AT ALL TIMES. ANY VIOLATERS WILL BE EVICTED AND FORFEIT ALL RENTAL PAYMENTS AND DEPOSITS. THIS POLICY INCLUDES RESERVATIONS MADE BY PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHO CHECK UNDERAGE GUESTS IN, THEN LEAVE BEFORE THE ENTIRE STAY IS COMPLETED. In accordance with Florida State Statute 509.141, reservations made under false pretense are null and void and check-in will not be allowed.

Check in 4pm and check out 10 am.

More Details

Property Manager
Adam Kautzner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2018

About Adam Kautzner

We are a happy christian family of five that purchased this private retreat for our faimly, church family, friends and guests. We were highschool and college sweethearts and have been together now for more than half our lives. At home we are extremely busy with work and activities for our three outstanding young children. We are the epitomy of normal, we both work demanding jobs as pharmacists and strive to do our best for our patients everyday. Because of this, we wanted a place to relax and unwind with our kids. The kind of place where time stands still and you can leave your watch at home. We absolutely love Florida and having a family retreat for us to share has been a dream for us. Most importantly we want to show our children how important it is to take time out and stay connected with eachother and having this place we hope will allow us to keep doing that as they grow older.

Adam Kautzner purchased this condo in 2013

Why Adam Kautzner chose Holiday Isle

Living in St. Louis we wanted a vacation home within a one day drive and lucky for us one of the best beach communities in the country is just 12 hours away. We love the hometown feel of Destin and how family friendly it is. During our recent home search we evaluated properties from rowdy Panama City Beach, to 30A, through Destin and then on to Fort Walton Beach. In all we looked at about 50 properties in our price range but in the end absolutely fell in love with the Aegean. From the time we saw the unique architecture of the Aegean and terrific layout of the complex we new it was the one. Lucky for us, the most private and secluded unit in the entire complex was for sale. Our unit was still in the original owners family as are many of the Aegean units stil today. To us this speaks to how unique and family friendly the Aegean is. This unit sits directly on the beach, the best of true gulf front living, you can't be any closer to the sugar sand and emeral green waters.

We love the expansive patio, one of biggest I've ever seen with a condo and the fact that you can walk right off it onto the sand and beach without ever having to go into a building or mess with an elevator or stairs is a huge plus.

Our unit is over 1500 sq ft with a huge living space and new kitchen. The bedrooms are also very large letting everyone have some space.


Very Large Pool and it isn't jammed with people since the complex is low density.

Two gulf front shuffleboard courts

Two tennis courts

3 stainless gas grills overlooking the gulf

Lots of green space for the kids to play

Security-gated complex with security (not that you'll need it, Holiday Isle is the safest little place around but still good for peace of mind)

What makes this condo unique

* TRUE GULF FRONT patio unit at the Aegean with the best patio furniture and only one with an observation deck! Plus it's a rare end unit away from everyone making it the best location in the entire complex!

*Spacious 2BD, you won't find a larger 2BD unit in Destin. At 1510 sq. ft it's over 500 sq. ft larger than many others.

*Patio is 576 sq ft, many balconies in Destin are a fraction of the size around 150 sq ft

*No elevator or building entry, walk out your large glass doors in the master bedroom or living room right to the beach or go out your front door to the pool.

*Our beach is NOT crowded. The Aegean has over 500 ft of beach width for only 80 units so you have space to yourself in the heart of Destin without feeling cramped. If you've been to Destin in the summer you'll understand how unique and exclusive this is. You will not be disappointed with the beach space!

*New renourished beach is in and ready for your enjoyment adding over 200 ft of sugar sand right off your patio.

*New Kitchen with quality hickory cabinets and granite countertops.

*Large bedrooms, each is 18X13, you will appreciate the luxury of space and tons of storage so there is no clutter.

*Walk to the East Jetty and Harbor for the best snorkeling in Destin.

*Serenity and peace, it's like your own beach home with all the amenities of a high end condo.


Holiday Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom Tile
  • Both Bathrooms have large custom tiled shower/bath combinations. Master has granite countertops and sink is separated from the shower/tub and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 18X13
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 18X13
  • Master Bedroom has 3 total closets. Guest Bedroom has 2 large closets. Flat Screen TV and DVD player in both bedrooms Master is 18X13 with large glass doors and windows overlooking the Gulf and open onto patio. Both bedrooms have bathroom access within the bedroom, en suite.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Gulf Front Retreat on the Beach! Recently Redone, Free Beach Service in 2018
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Great fit for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this location. I had 5 teenagers with me and while I want them to enjoy their vacation, I also want some quiet downtime and not the chaos.

The beach was private and we enjoyed kayaking and paddle boarding, we were literally so close to the dolphins when we were out on the paddle boards and kayaks.

Highly recommend and we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for staying with us.
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Great beachfront condo!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated, spacious and well equipped condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved unit 101! The decor was so cute and we loved our stay there so much!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Unit was delightful! Location was perfect! Booking again for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful unit, great location, well equipped, & comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation. The unit was exactly as described/pictured. The kitchen had everything we needed. I do wish there was a broom, the dust mop just didn’t cut it. The vacuum worked ok but a broom would be best catching all the sand. There were tons of sand toys, shovels, & many critter catching nets. A couple boogie boards and beach chairs are there. We loved having the beach service, so glad that is included. Great location, right on the beach and close to everything we needed. We loved that the beach wasn’t over crowded like the beaches in front of the larger buildings. The pool was not as large as we expected but it wasn’t crowded, nice & clean too. We would most definitely stay here again! Thank you for a great rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back again.
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Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

The condo was very clean, nicely decorated, and welcoming. The location was perfect for us because we had little kids that could play out in the patio/grassy are while we cooked, and we didn't have to mess with stairs. The only downfall of being on the ground level is that you really can't see the ocean from the condo due to the sand dunes... you can hear it though! It's a very short walk to the pool and beach. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our ground floor condo. You are are correct that you cannot see the surf hitting the beach, but you can see the ocean. We have even built a viewing platform on the back porch to enhance the view. The photos in the listing accurately portray the view.
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Beach
Holiday Isle
Car: recommended

Our condo is situated on Holiday Isle which is the perfect central location to do it all in Destin. You are on a secluded isle with perfect uncrowded beaches but only 3 minutes from Hwy 98 and everything Destin has to offer.

Five minutes to Destin Harbor and the fun of all the boats, shops and restaurants.

The best snorkeling in the area is just a short walk down the beach by the east Jetty where the tourist boats bring customers but you can relax there for free.

The Destin Sands Outlet Mall is only 8 miles away and Destin Commons is also just a short 5 minute drive down Hwy 98.

Virtually any type of store and restaurant from Bass Pro to Starbucks and everything in between are within a short drive.

For those wanting to see Okaloosa Island you are just minutes from the bridge and 10 minutes from the fun on Fort Walton Beach.

Any type of restaurant you could want is close by if you decide to venture out or stay in and take advantage of our three high end stainless grills overlooking the Gulf. Big Kahuna Waterpark is also minutes away as is miniature golf. For adults we offer Tennis and Shuffleboard onsite and many golf courses closeby.

30A also is just down the coast for a fun day of exporing in Seaside and Rosemary Beach or keep on going and head to the pier in Panama City Beach an hour to the south.

We searched from Okaloosa Island to Panama City Beach and everything in between when looking for the perfect spot and are certain you'll agree Holiday Isle is it. The serenity and beauty of Okaloosa Island coupled with the fun of Destin but you're much closer here on the Isle.

Now with our newly renourished beaches you can have a top notch resort in the heart of Destin and still with an hour of an International airport.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Insurance Fee $140 + Tax

Professionally managed condo for 24 service if you have any issues.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.