About the property
- Condo1430 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 XLG Bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Only open days before August: 3 night stay starting May 30.
If you're coming to the beach, stay ON THE BEACH! And it doesn't get any better than Destin Gulfgate #401.
Located on the east end of the fifth floor, DG #401 has SIDE WINDOWS for AWESOME VIEWS DOWN THE BEACH, day and night. And there is nothing between the 30' x 8' balcony railing and the Gulf of Mexico but sand, sea oats and happy vacationers footprints in the sand!
Destin Gulfgate is a 65-unit family oriented gated condo located in the middle of Destin, off Hwy 98 on 465' of beach. Come see for yourself why this family-friendly, gated condo is a repeat favorite year after year! And Destin #401 is the best way to enjoy that vacation!
Being on the east end, away from the center elevators, means more privacy, quiet time, and beautiful sunrises. The unit was decorated in relaxing beach colors and decor to give a Florida beach cottage feel....this is the beach after all. This custom floorplan is one of the largest 2BR 2BA units in Destin with 1430 SQ FT heated and cooled, in addition to the 30' foot balcony.
A large fully stocked kitchen makes it easy to dine in the condo rather than eating out all the time. Laundry room has brand new side by side washer and dryer. The 2 separated bedroom suites have their own baths and privacy with lots of closet space. THE WHOLE UNIT HAS BEEN TILED WITH 16' DIAGONAL TILES. COUNTER TOPS IN THE KITCHEN,GUEST BATH AND WET BAR WERE RECENTLY UPGRADED TO GRANITE.
The Master Bedroom has a King sized bed with new pillowtop mattress overlooking a 15' WALL OF GLASS with sliding glass doors to the balcony. Adjoining the MBR is a large Bath with dual vanities and a new beautiful 6' WALK IN SHOWER. The Second Bedroom/Suite hosts 2 QUEEN BEDS, lots of closet space and TV/BluRay Player. Adjoining is a large bath with 6' WHIRLPOOL tub with shower head.
The Living/Dining area is 15' x 29' with a 15' WALL OF GLASS opening to the balcony, in addition to windows on the side for a very light and beach feeling, day and night. Great sunrises! Queen Sleeper sofa, 55" Sony FLAT SCREEN TV plus Blu Ray player for your enjoyment plus secured wireless high speed internet. The living room and master bedroom have true High Definition TV service with lots of movie channels. In Destin, converter boxes are needed to obtain true High Definition TV; the owner of 401 pays extra to provide such converter boxes in the living room, master bedroom and guest bedroom. Most owners only provide regular TV reception (no converter boxes) but 401 has three converter boxes to provide high definition TV in the living room and both bedrooms!! Netflix is also provided in the living room. Both bedrooms have 40" flat screen High Definition TVs and the kitchen has a 21" flat screen TV. Netflix is provided at no additional charge to rental guests.
For GPS, MapQuest, Google Maps, use following address: 1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida, 32541. GPS coordinates: 30.38448 -86.46111
"WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY" FAMILY SPRING BREAK (Mid-March to Mid-April) and SUMMER ( Mid-May, JUNE, JULY AND EARLY AUGUST)- WEEKLY RENTALS WITH SATURDAY ARRIVALS
NON-SMOKING FAMILIES ONLY!
CONDO RULES REQUIRE A PARENT TO BE ONE OF OCCUPANTS IF PARTY INCLUDES SINGLES UNDER AGE 25.
Destin Gulfgate is centrally located, just two miles from Florida's largest charterboat fishing fleet and seven miles from Silver Sands Designer Factory Stores, one of the Southeast's largest designer outlet malls plus nearby Grand Boulevard stores. The condo is within walking distance to THE TRACK Amusement Park and a half mile from BIG KAHUNA Water Slide Amusement Park-kids of all ages will love this and so will the parents. . Also within walking distance to restaurants (Ruth Chris Steak House, The Back Porch), breakfast places, pizza, and more. Fifteen golf courses are within a short driving distance. Wal-Mart super store as well as Winn Dixie and Publix supermarkets are within two miles.
Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.
This vacation unit is normally available for rent to non-smoking families (no unaccompanied singles under 25) for WEEKLY rentals with SATURDAY ARRIVALS from early March to Labor Day. Monthly rates for winter visitors are available November to the end of February. *Call for 6 month rates and March departure dates (no 11% tax collected with 6 month lease). OCCASIONALLY STAYS LESS THAN A WEEK ARE AVAILABLE. CHECK WITH US TO BE SURE. CHECK THE CALENDAR TOO.
Must do while in Destin:
Pick up key lime pies from Donut Hole and bring back to condo to enjoy on balcony
Drive down Florida highway 30A (turn right 1-2 miles past Sandestin traffic light) Go all the way until rejoins US 98 at Inlet Beach and return via US 98..
Have lunch or early dinner at Harry T's at the Harbor Walk. Day time adventure to watch all the boats from your table.
Have lunch or dinner at Back Porch Restaurant, down the sidewalk from Destin Gulfgate.. Use pedestrian gate and walk to restaurant.
Be at Harbor Walk on Thursday night for the 7PM Air Show and 9PM fireworks (summer months, Labor Day weekend Sunday night, New Years eve). Also Tuesday night Mardi Gras parades summer months. Occasional free weekend concerts.
Rent a pontoon boat and go party at Crab Island (Google 'crab island destin' to see what I mean)
Visit the Factory Stores at Silver Sands (6 miles east on US 98) on cloudy or rainy day. Hazardous to your credit card.
Go to the Village at Baytowne Wharf (turn left at Sandestin Traffic light, ask guard for directions). Go at night. Patterned after New Orleans French Quarter walking environment. Wednesday nigh concerts.
Have lunch at Harbor Docks in mid Destin (Jaws II scenes were filmed there.
Eat at one of two Dewey Destin's restaurants. One on US 98 across from Waffle House. Other is on two dock that go over the water facing East Pass and Crab Island. Turn right at last street before Destin Bridge (Calhoun Street) then turn left at "Dewey Destin sign". Proceed over rickety road to the parking lot next to the water. Enter hut, order, go to one of the picnic table on one of the docks and food will be brought to you. Really good fried shrimp.
Tired of seafood: Mexican at Pepito's or Callahan's)
Stroll through Destin Commons (behind Bass Pro Shops, 2 miles east down US 98)
For the most spacious two bedroom condominium you have ever stayed in, book early. You will not be displeased with DESTIN GULFGATE. Gulfgate is rated #1 Destin vacation rental condo by a popular vacation advisory service.
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Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners
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- May 17, 2018
About Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners
I was the one who initiated, named, planned, designed, marketed, and managed Destin Gulfgate condo, as well as being one of the developers. And as one of the developers and the designer, I made unit 401 unique. It is designed as two separate private suites and is one of a handful on units with both a 6' jacuzzi tub in one bath and a 6' walkin shower in the other. 401 is also a corner unit with more privacy and side windows.
Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners purchased this Condo in 1993
Why Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners chose Destin
Destin, Florida has the most beautiful beaches in the world. Also, every unit directly faces the beach and the building is closer to the water than any other condo other than those built 35 years ago when building could be placed closer.
What makes this Condo unique
460 feet of beach for only 65 units of which a little over half are vacation rental units. Close to everything, including walking distance to the Back Porch and Grazzi restaurants.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Piece of Paradise!
Having stayed in Gulfgate 401 several times, we already know the condo is fantastic. However until we open the door and see the emerald green waters of the gulf are we once again reminded of the fact we are ON THE BEACH!!! The balcony is huge and the perfect place for meals, naps, and drinks! On our last visit we saw dolphins daily and on several days we saw groups of migrating manta rays. The condo is perfect and we love the addition of the walk-in shower in the master bath. Roland is fantastic to work with and readily available to answer any questions. He also has a closet full of beach toys, chairs, etc., for your use - and in season provides beach service which is wonderful! Be sure to eat at Mimo’s, Buck’s BBQ, and keep the frig stocked with Publix key lime pie. Already planning next years trip....Karen and Phil from Colorado
Perfect location, as described
The owner, Roland, really went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Everything was as described and we had everything we needed for our family of 7 to enjoy the beach during Springbreak. We will definitely return to Gulfgate 401!
Thank you Ashley for your great review. As the one who initiated, designed the site plan and unit floor plans, sold the condos to the first buyers, initially managed the Association and Rentals, and have continued to manage my unique unit 401 myself all these years, my wife Pat and I have great pride in what we created on prime Destin beach front. I could have built more condo units but chose to make the units oversized for comfort of owners and rental guests. Many other condos in Destin have multiple rows of chairs and umbrellas on the beach; not so at Gulfgate--only one row. Hope to see you again in 401 Ashley.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Destin Gulgate 401. The condo was very spacious, extremely clean, had all the kitchen amenities we needed, and has the most PERFECT view! As we enjoyed our breakfast we watched the dolphins go by playing in the waves. The condo complex itself was very nice, clean, and we loved the pool deck and bathrooms, which were right off the beach. The owner, Roland, was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful, from booking the condo, to directions into town, to meeting us upon our arrival to go through how to work everything in the condo, to suggestions for dinner, and to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The chair/umbrella set-up at the beach was fantastic!!!! We had a wonderful week and cannot wait to stay here again.
Thanks for your excellent review of your stay in Destin Gulfgate 401...and thanks for emphasizing two of the outstanding features of the condo:
The extra large balcony that is 8 feet deep and 30 feet long that directly faces 460 feet of prime Destin beach front with nothing between the the balcony railing and the water but pure white sand and a few sea oats; and
My excellent house keeper who is the best on the beach.
As the designer and part of the development team, I take pride in the condo resort we created and the improvements the Association has made over the years.
Excellent views. Everything was clean and as described in listing. We plan to stay again.
This condo is gorgeous, a lot of room! The owners are fantastic and very helpful!
The view is awesome.
You will not be disappointed!
'The Track' amusement park and minature golf is across the street from DESTIN GULFGATE Restaurants are within walking distance of DESTIN GULFGATE 401 including the Back Porch, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and local fast food and specialty restaurants, seven miles to factory outlet mall at Silver Sands and Grand Boulevard, minutes to WalMart,Winn Dixie, and shopping,DESTIN GULFGATE #401 is an end unit with more privacy since far from elevators, DESTIN GULFGATE #401 is configured as two separate private suites each with private entrance to its own bathroom
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