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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV'S, Reserved Parking!

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Large upper deck overlooking a beautiful 5-acre fresh water lake.

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Perfect getaway for relaxing in the Florida sun. This two story, two bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse, affectionately called the 'DREAM CHASER', is situated on the beach side of Highway 98 on a beautiful five-acre fresh water lake and just a three - four minute stroll through Southbay's tropical paradise to the sugar-white beach Destin is so famous for. Two huge balconies catch the sun and the Gulf breezes, and the large living area on the second floor is perfect for families or just a romantic getaway for two. This is where you wanna stay to make your vacation dreams come true!

This privately-owned, spacious, beautifully decorated townhouse offers everything you can imagine for the perfect beach vacation ... new 42 inch flatscreen TV in the living room and flatscreen TV's in the master bedroom and guest bedroom, wireless high-speed internet, two private balconies both w/patio furniture, grill, fully equipped kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, fresh linens, pillow-top kingsize bed, queensize bed and queensize sleeper sofa, en-suite bathrooms, reserved parking at the front door (no elevators), keyless entry, full-size washer & dryer and much more.

Our ideal location gives you quiet, relaxing beach time, but is just minutes from a water park, putt-putt golf, and an amusement park for the kids. If you're looking for a little excitement in the evening, we're close to dozens of fantastic restaurants and night entertainment. As an alternative, you can relax on the large upper balcony as you sip your favorite beverage, listen to tunes, grill fresh Florida seafood or steaks, and enjoy the ocean breeze as it sweeps across the lake.

Southbay's amenities include two swimming pools with restroom facilities, two lighted tennis courts, reserved parking for each unit, a freshwater lake for fishing from your deck or gazebo and 300 feet of private beach with beach service. Mingle with friends and enjoy breath-taking sunrises and sunsets from Southbay's gazebo located directly on the beach.

Book soon as the best times are going quickly! We look forward to your visit.

Sample of renters' comments:
* We had a wonderful time! Your home is fabulous! Now we are spoiled -- we can never stay anywhere but on the lake. Thank you for sharing your condo with us. Everything was perfect!!

* Your condo and Southbay far exceeded our expectations. The condo is so nicely decorated. Could not believe how convenient it is to everything, including the BEACH! We will gladly recommend your place to others and will definitely return next year. We really appreciate you taking a personal interest in making our stay the best it could possibly be. Thanks again for everything!


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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent is 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private full bath adjoins bedroom. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private full bath adjoins bedroom. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Half bath with toilet and lav. Convenient to living area....moreless

  • Full-size private bath connected to each bedroom. Half bath on main level....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 1/2 baths (bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms), large flat screen TV's in living room and both bedrooms, WiFi, two large balconies both w/patio furniture and grill, reserved parking at front door (no elevators), keyless entry, nicely decorated, fully equipped, mesmerizing lake view, beach toys for the kids, very short stroll to the beach, beach service available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    42 inch flat screen TV in living room, 37 inch flat screen in master bedroom and 32 inch flat screen TV in guest bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • 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

  • Lakefront
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Reserved parking right at the front door. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Includes icemaker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Two large private decks overlooking beautiful lake. One is off of the living room and the other is off the master bedroom....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill on condo's private deck. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$179
$1,183
Memorial Day Holiday
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,680
Early Summer
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,505
Independence Day Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,680
Summer
Jul 8 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,505
Late Summer
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$179
$1,183
Fall - Early Winter
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$154
$1,008

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Seven (7) night minimum stay during holidays and summer months. Personal check, cashier's check and PayPal are accepted.

Reservation fee of 25% or $250 (whichever is greater) is due within 10 days of booking reservation.

Balance of rental fees (including cleaning fee & taxes) and $300 refundable damage deposit are due 30 days prior to arrival.

Condo can be booked less than 30 days prior to arrival. Owner will review payment terms at time of booking.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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Location

Two pools both with restroom facilities, tennis courts, gazebos, lake, etc.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: When we were growing up our families always vacationed in Destin. We continued the tradition, but instead of building castles in the sand, we sat on the beach and daydreamed about someday having a place of our own in Destin. That dream came true in 2005 when we bought our first condo at Southbay by the Gulf, affectionately known as the 'Dream Chaser'. We love the beach and enjoy fishing, so we found the perfect getaway overlooking a beautiful 5-acre lake and just a short stroll to the beach through Southbay's tropical foliage. This is our piece of paradise and we enjoy it so much. We hope you will allow us to share it with you, your family and friends!

Why the Owner Chose Destin, FL, USA:
Southbay by the Gulf is a tropical paradise. The grounds and the buildings are very well-maintained. Southbay has many amenities including two swimming pools (one is heated), lighted tennis courts, clubhouse, reserved parking at your front door, 5-acre fishing lake, direct beach access, etc. It is in walking distance to restaurants, shops, water park, amusement park, grocery stores, and of course, the BEACH!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You will enjoy this beautifully decorated two-story condo/townhouse. It has recently been updated with new stylish floor tile and carpet, fresh paint, renovated kitchen, and new accessories throughout. You have reserved parking right at the front door and a keyless entry, so no crowded elevators and no keys to keep up with. There are two bedrooms (kingsize and queensize) with adjoining baths downstairs and a queensize sleeper sofa upstairs. The spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry room are upstairs. Two large balconies overlook the lake and are perfect for relaxing while you enjoy your favorite beverage and watch the sunset. This is a place for making lasting memories and one that you will want to return to year after year!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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Photos

  • Large upper deck overlooking a beautiful 5-acre fresh water lake.

    Large upper deck overlooking a beautiful 5-acre fresh water lake.

  • Dining area just off of the living room.  Enjoy the lake view while you dine.

    Dining area just off of the living room. Enjoy the lake view while you dine.

  • Fully equipped  kitchen w/new stainless steel appliances and specialty lighting.

    Fully equipped kitchen w/new stainless steel appliances and specialty lighting.

  • Master suite w/king-size pillow-top mattress, flat screen TV & en-suite bathroom

    Master suite w/king-size pillow-top mattress, flat screen TV & en-suite bathroom

  • Full-size bath off of the master suite.

    Full-size bath off of the master suite.

  • Guest bedroom with queen-size bed, flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom.

    Guest bedroom with queen-size bed, flat screen TV and en-suite bathroom.

  • Walkway across the lake for a short stroll to beach,  pool & tennis courts.

    Walkway across the lake for a short stroll to beach, pool & tennis courts.

  • Enjoy the mesmerizing lake view from the upper deck.

    Enjoy the mesmerizing lake view from the upper deck.

  • 'Wine down' on your private deck ... away from it all.

    'Wine down' on your private deck ... away from it all.

  • 2nd pool (w/restroom facilities) just steps away from the condo.

    2nd pool (w/restroom facilities) just steps away from the condo.

  • Stunning emerald green ocean at Southbay's private beach.

    Stunning emerald green ocean at Southbay's private beach.

  • The gazebo is a perfect spot to meet friends & enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

    The gazebo is a perfect spot to meet friends & enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

  • Spacious living room with  sliding glass door for a picturesque view of the lake

    Spacious living room with sliding glass door for a picturesque view of the lake

  • Remodeled kitchen featuring rolled marble counter tops and updated back splash.

    Remodeled kitchen featuring rolled marble counter tops and updated back splash.

  • Half bath convenient to the main living area.

    Half bath convenient to the main living area.

  • Step out of your master suite and onto a private deck with a stunning lake view.

    Step out of your master suite and onto a private deck with a stunning lake view.

  • Private deck off of master suite with a view of the lake & plush landscaping

    Private deck off of master suite with a view of the lake & plush landscaping

  • Full bath off of guest bedroom.

    Full bath off of guest bedroom.

  • Reflection of the sunset across the lake seen from the condo's upper deck.

    Reflection of the sunset across the lake seen from the condo's upper deck.

  • Amazing rainbow over the lake seen from the upper deck.

    Amazing rainbow over the lake seen from the upper deck.

  • South pool w/restroom facilities conveniently located between condo and beach.

    South pool w/restroom facilities conveniently located between condo and beach.

  • Two lighted tennis courts and shuffle board located close to the beach.

    Two lighted tennis courts and shuffle board located close to the beach.

  • Beach service available at Southbay.

    Beach service available at Southbay.

  • Gorgeous sunrise just off the Southbay boardwalk.

    Gorgeous sunrise just off the Southbay boardwalk.

VRBO #49278

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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