Recently renovated, this unit features Designer Furniture with King poster bed in the Master and two queens in the Guest, all with new pillow-top bedding. Design work executed by an experienced and registered Designer. Handsome new bedspreads for both bedrooms. Gulfgate Unit #105 boasts new 20" porcelain tile, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Special kitchen has plenty of extras for the 'guest Chef'. DAZZLING WITH MORE UPGRADES.......New kitchen cabinets and new Living Room furniture, tile and accent rugs. Bathrooms have designer cabinetry, spacious mirroring, hand-painted wall decor and jacuzzi in the Master. Four TVs, including DVDs and VCRs for your pleasure. Bar area with ice machine and ceiling fans in all rooms, round out more of the amenities. Mirrored walls in the LR and Master bring the Gulf inside to you. Enjoy wireless Wi-Fi high-speed internet in the unit. Non-smoking.. The greatest amenity is that you don't HAVE to use the elevator to go to beach. Unit 105 is just above the parking on the side of the building CLOSEST TO the swimming pool and fitness center and close to the beach entrance without going through the lobby. You will find this one of the greatest amenties of Unit 105. Sitting on the 8x30 foot balcony makes one feel like they are ON THE BEACH ALREADY. Actually you could throw a rock from the balcony and hit the water.
- Condo1430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
2BR, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8, Overlooking Beautiful Destin Beach and the Gulf
Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong
- english, spanish, A little Espanol!!!!!
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 22, 2018
About Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong
We are a 'divided' household with one from 'Ole Miss' and one from 'Mississippi State'. Both of us started coming to Destin for vacations when we were just kids and NOW in our next 'kid' life, we spend about 50% of our time either fishing or 'beaching' in Destin.
Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong purchased this Condo in 1997
Why Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong chose Destin
Location! Location! Location! That describes Destin Gulfgate perfectly. Destin Gulfgate is right in the middle of Destin....It is close to everything. We also bought into Gulfgate because of the quality of construction and the size of the units. Since our family likes to cook, we thought that the size of the kitchen allowed for family gathering in planning and executing the preparation of meals. Gulfgate is a community that is willing to work to keep the property at its very best with up to date amenities for its owners and rental guests.
What makes this Condo unique
Since Destin Gulfgate is only 65 units, its 465 feet of beachfront property.....right on the Gulf of Mexico, allows for everyone using our beach to be comfortable and not crowded. We have one of the best beach services available in Destin and your beach set up of two chairs and a umbrella will be calling you from the time you get up in the morning until the sun is almost going down. The new zero-entrance swimming pool and fitness center will be on your list of MUST DOs!!! Don't forget that with weather permitting, leave your sliding door open to get the benefit of the gentle wave action putting you to sleep at night.......what a great asset of being on the first floor(second level)........also being able to just use the stairway(and not go through the office or use the elevator) is something that makes one feel like they are in an island paradise all to themselves. Some of the other activities that you will enjoy outside, but close to our condo are the following: The Track Amusement Park is just a very short walk across the street. The Big Kahuna's Water Park is less than 1 mile down the 98 Highway. The Destin Harbor Fishing Fleet, the largest Charter Boat port in Florida, is less than 2 miles away and we can offer good tips on who to charter with. There are 12 World Class G olf courses in the area as well as an easy public course. Destin Commons Village Shopping has many great shops, Bass Pro Shop, Hard Rock Cafe, Bonefish Grill, a Rave Movie theater and others nearby. Silver Shells Outlet Center, the largest Designer Outlet shopping in is within a few miles. One of the newer Italian restaurants is only a mile away. Put it on your list for sure.........'MIMMOS'
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great time!! Will be back again and again!
Really appreciate the great comments
Wonder wher the 5th star went
Had a wonderful time. A little rainy, and maybe by next year they will have completed the road construction. As far as the rain goes, after all it is Florida. And what is available on the south side of the condo makes the traffic and road repair to the north a mute point. A special shout-out to mother nature for the show ( moonlight on the surf ) @ 4:30 in the morning when we arrived. That was magical and our reward for deciding to drive straight through. Look forward to a return trip in the future.
This is a beautiful condo located on the 1st floor above the parking garage. It is close to the staircase and on the end of the condo where the pool and walkway goes over to the beach. It is beautifully decorated and spacious. It has excellent views of the Gulf and a large balcony with both high and low chairs. We loved sitting out on the balcony and eating breakfast and drinking coffee along with watching the sunsets. Ralph and Jeffery were nice to work with and with them living in Destin they were able to take care of any problem we had in a timely manner.
Where did the time go?
Thank you for the nice review.
We do try hard to be helpful and be ready with our part to make your vacation special.
You are right about the pictures of the unit. Since we have a lot of mirrors to reflect the Gulf, it is hard to get pictures that do the Condo justice. You have to see to believe.
Thanks and again and do come back.
Jeffry and Ralph
Beatiful views with pretty much everything provided by the condo and property
I typically don’t write reviews, but wanted to let everyone know Ralph and Jeffry are very caring and wonderful folks to deal with on top of having a beautiful condo.
We had a minor issue with the ice maker not working and the maintenance guy could not repair it during our 3 night stay. I told them it wasn’t a big deal since there was a small ice maker in the freezer, but they brought ice everday during our stay and even went as far as providing a nice shrimp dinner with bread for us. It’s hard to find that type of hospitality anywhere!!!
The pictures online doesn’t do justice to how beautiful it is. Once you step foot in the condo you will fall in love with spectacular views and convenient access to the beach and surrounding area. We’ll definitely be coming back again with the kids and will stay longer next time...
Dear Tri and family:
Thank you for the kind response. We hate it when there is a complication for a guest's vacation time. We were able to get the repair man out very early on Monday morning and it was only a small part. Thanks for being understanding and yes, we did try to do a little something special for the inconvenience........as has been said, "we are all only human" . Things do happen sometimes..... but we try hard to make Lemonade when we are dealt lemons!
Please do come back again. It gets better every time in Destin! Sincerely, Jeffry and Ralph
Great location. Well appointed condo.
This was a great place for a short stay in Destin. The condo is roomy, well furnished, and literally right on the beach. The location is central to most things in Destin and a quick 150 yd walk to the Back Porch. Parking is gated. Large deck outside living room and bedroom is perfect for coffee and dolphin watching in the mornings.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, Michael.
Yes, walking to the Back Porch is also one of our favorites. Walking across the street to the Arcade to have a ride on the Go-Karts is another one that all the kids (and grown kids) love to do, too. Then, did you find the 'Shakes' ice cream parlor that you can walk to? It is fun and yummy, too. Do come back to our 'little piece of heaven'. Thanks for your time in doing the write up......
We were supposed to visit our daughter in Vieques, PR, but due to Hurricane Maria, we came to Destin instead. We spent the days with two of our children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, two grandsons. We rented two condos next to each other. Beautiful weather, even if a little cool. The condo is spacious and comfortable, and furnished with everything you need. The view from the first floor is fabulous, you can see the beach and water as you sit in the family room. Destin Gulfgate is my favorite location in Destin, easy beach access and close to restaurants and shopping.
The address is 1180 Scenic Highway 98, which means we are not on the busy part of Highway 98. We have tried almost all of the restaurants in a 10 mile area and can give you updates on them all........Walk straight down the beach from our condo to 'The Back Porch'. It is only about 800 feet. Dewey Destin's, Harbor Docks, Tuscany, Mimmo's, La Familia(Italian) and Harry T's are all within about 3 miles. So many choices of where to eat........How about Shake's for a Hot Fudge sundae as a 'nite cap'. We will be glad to fill you in on much much more.
Keys will be mailed to you about three weeks out. Check in time is three o'clock unless there was no one in the unit preceding you. In this case, we will call you to let you know and you will be able to check in earlier. Check out time is 10:00 a.m.