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Destin Gulfgate 401-Absolutely Beach Front, Xlg 2 BR, Sleeps 8

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Living room with 55" Sony TV, Blue Ray player and converter box for high def TV

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Travel Channel awarded Destin the honor of being voted the 'Best Family Beach' in 2013!!! Subscribers have voted Destin Gulfgate the best vacation rental condo in Destin!!! And guess what? The Number 1 rating was awarded BEFORE the new pool and fitness center at Destin Gulfgate were completed in March 2013.

Want to see a live shot of the beach and the new pool at Destin Gulfgate? Go to dgcam.us and see for yourself. You can take control of the web camera and use your mouse to control the camera yourself. Go to the lower right corner of the screen at www.dgcam.us and click on the "blue dot surrounded by cross hairs" icon to take control of the camera. If someone else is online and currently controlling the camera, you may have to wait your turn. When you can gain control the camera, note the two blue dots (on vertical and horizontal lines) and one green dot. The blue dots can be moved vertically or horizontally using your mouse to move the webcam left (east) to right (west) or up or down to view the pool, gazebo, beach, water or the open Gulf on the horizon. The green dot can be moved with your mouse to zoom in and out. Try it!!! A picture is worth a thousand words!!

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 and seaoats!

Destin Gulfgate is a small 65 unit family oriented gated condo community located in the middle of Destin, off Hwy 98 on 465' of beach which gives everyone more room at the 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 and quiet time. The unit was decorated in relaxing beach colors and decor to give a Florida beach cottage feel....this is the beach after all! Everything about this custom floorplan makes it 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 size fully stocked kitchen, plus laundry room with brand new side by side washer and dryer. The 2 bedroom suites have their own baths and privacy; 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 WALL OF GLASS with sliding glass doors to the balcony. Adjoining the MBR is a large Bath with dual vanities and a 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!! Netflix is also available in the living room. Both bedrooms have 40" flat screen High Definition TVs and the kitchen has a 21" flat screen TV with built-in DVD player. 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 and Grand Boulevard stores. The condo is within walking distance from 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

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. East at Acme's.

Have lunch at Harbor Docks in mid Destin (Jaws II scenes were filmed there when the restaurant was named Captain Dave's)

Eat at Dewey Destin's (two locations: across from Waffle House and turn right on Calhoun Street just before Destin Bridge)

Tired of seafood: Mexican at Pepito's or Callahan's)

Stroll through Destin Commons (behind Bass Pro Shops, 2 miles east down US 98)

Additional pictures of Destin Gulfgate 401 are available at our other website gulfgate.info and video is at gulfgate401.info; availability is also posted on the internet on a calendar at 401schedule.info. Send us an email and we will send you a link to the other photo site and calendar if you cannot get to it.

For the most spacious two bedroom condominium you have ever stayed in, book early. To be put on our mailing list, send us an email. You will not be displeased with DESTIN GULFGATE. Gulfgate is rated #1 Destin vacation rental condo by a popular vacation advisory service.

Keywords: Destin Condominium, Beach front, Emerald Coast, Destin Vacation rental, Gulf front, midrise condo, Gulfgate, Destin Gulfgate, Destin
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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 1430 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : On the quiet east end, furtherest from the noise of the elevator lobby. No one walks by your front door or 2nd bedroom windows but people using the east stairs rather than the elevator....moreless

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Occupants under age 25 must have a parent as one of the occupants...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sandcastle building offered during prime summer months...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    New matress in 2013...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has king sized bed with new pillowtop mattress and box springs, lots of closet space, 15' of glass across the beach side., Queen size Beds (2) Guest#2 Bedroom has two queen size beds, lots of closet space, TV/DVD/VCR; Living sofa is queen sleeper sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa converts to a queen sleeper sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • End unit with windows with awesome views up and down the beach day and night, closet just outside the door to unit 401 is well stocked with beach umbrella, chairs, children's beach toys, 6' walk in shower in Master Bath, Pantry,...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    I provide High Definition service (convertor box) to the HD flat screen TV in the living room and master bedroom. Regular cable TV is provided in the guest bedroom and the kitchen. HBO is provided on channel 12 on all 4 tv's in unit...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    condo directly fronts the beach, head on, not cocked at an angle. Nothing between balcony railing and water but sand and sea oats....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Destin Gulfgate has 465' of prime Destin beach front for only 65 units. www.dgcam.us provides 180 degree balcony view. Slide little blue ball beneath web cam picture from right (pool) to left (beach)...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Destin Gulfgate has 465' of prime sandy Destin Beach Front right out front of the building. Nothing between balcony railing and water but sugar white sand and sea oats. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    FREE HI-SPEED INTERNET (WIRED OR WIRELESS) provided in #401...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    On the quiet east end, furtherest from the noise of the elevator lobby. No one walks by your front door or 2nd bedroom windows but people using the east stairs rather than the elevator....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    (4) A private telephone line is provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Unit has separate laundry room in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wired or wireless highspeed internet access provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size,large fully-stocked kitchen with window facing down the beach plus a breakfast bar...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator/freezer and icemaker...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony is 30' long and 8' deep and DIRECLTY faces the beach; nothing between the balcony railing and the water but sand and sea oats--very private unlike other condo balconies...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Gulf front Gazebo with new flat TV, shade, and refreshments and snacks for purchase --located adjacent to pool-a perfect place to get out of the sun and still watch the kids in the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    heated beachfront pool with lots of lounge chases and chairs, steps and underwater benches are kid friendly....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    the #2 bathroom has a 6' whirlpool tub with a shower head....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 11 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$270
$1,890
Early Summer 2017
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Prime Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,930

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Jul 22 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$290
$2,030
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$245
$1,750
Winter 2017
Oct 28 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
$1,225
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$270

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Full payment due on arrival by check (preferred), cash, VISA, MC or Discover. No cancellation penalty. We operate on the honor system: you trust that our condo is as represented by our description, photos, and video, and, therefore, we trust that you will show up on the scheduled arrival date or cancel early if need be.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport - VPS
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Bayou
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 98 - Emerald Coast Parkway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Back Porch
180 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 feet from balcony railing

Car: Recommended

'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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Destin, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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Photos

  • Living room with 55" Sony TV, Blue Ray player and converter box for high def TV

    Living room with 55" Sony TV, Blue Ray player and converter box for high def TV

  • View of beach to the east from 30' Balcony

    View of beach to the east from 30' Balcony

  • Dining area table

    Dining area table

  • Extra large kitchen with window over sink with view of beach to the east

    Extra large kitchen with window over sink with view of beach to the east

  • Living Room view: high enough for privacy..but not so high you cant see beach

    Living Room view: high enough for privacy..but not so high you cant see beach

  • Guest bedroom: 2 queen size beds, flat screen TV with High Def Service & Blu Ray

    Guest bedroom: 2 queen size beds, flat screen TV with High Def Service & Blu Ray

  • Pool & building on 465' prime Destin Beach front; note 401 is on quiet east end

    Pool & building on 465' prime Destin Beach front; note 401 is on quiet east end

  • 40" Sony flat screen TV, blu ray player and converter box for high def TV in MBR

    40" Sony flat screen TV, blu ray player and converter box for high def TV in MBR

  • Master Bath 6' walkin shower

    Master Bath 6' walkin shower

  • Gated,  located on US Scenic 98, and not on busy US 98 Emerald Coast Pk

    Gated, located on US Scenic 98, and not on busy US 98 Emerald Coast Pk

  • Beach front swimming pool

    Beach front swimming pool

  • Shallow end of pool for youngsters

    Shallow end of pool for youngsters

  • View from Living Room.  High enough for privacy but still super view of waves.

    View from Living Room. High enough for privacy but still super view of waves.

  • Kitchen Bar, wet bar with ice machine, granite countertop

    Kitchen Bar, wet bar with ice machine, granite countertop

  • New glass-top range

    New glass-top range

  • Wet bar and ice machine next to window with view of beach to the east.

    Wet bar and ice machine next to window with view of beach to the east.

  • View of beach and Gulf waters throughout condo, even from kitchen

    View of beach and Gulf waters throughout condo, even from kitchen

  • Guest bath:  granite countertop,  hair dryer &  6' Jacuzzi tub with shower head

    Guest bath: granite countertop, hair dryer & 6' Jacuzzi tub with shower head

  • Master Bedroom with walkout to balcony and beach view.  40" High Def TV & BluRay

    Master Bedroom with walkout to balcony and beach view. 40" High Def TV & BluRay

  • Master Bath dual vanities, granite countertops

    Master Bath dual vanities, granite countertops

  • Full size washer and dryer

    Full size washer and dryer

  • Well equipped fitness center overlooking pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico

    Well equipped fitness center overlooking pool, beach and Gulf of Mexico

  • Outdoor grills, covered sitting area and Gazebo facing beach

    Outdoor grills, covered sitting area and Gazebo facing beach

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This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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