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Penthouse unit #1105, extensive remodel finished 1/15/17 !! See new pics !!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

oversized 2br/2ba. 2nd bedroom has 2 queens,pull out couch,sleeps 8, 8

Just finishing extensive remodel ! New plank tile throughout ! new upgraded Thomasville cabinets! new exotic quartzite countertops !! New carpet,new paint! New mattresses, New 65" flatscreen smart T V !! This is truly the "Penthouse at Gulfgate" !!

Destin Gulfgate was rated by travel magazine as the #1 vacation rental condo in Destin !! You can view it right now with our live web camera. Log on to www.dgcam. Go to the lower right corner of the screen and click on the blue dot. You can pan the camera yourself to look around !!!

My unit is a PENTHOUSE LEVEL unit (11th floor ).As the Penthouse, it has the best view !! higher ceilings,crown molding, is quieter since no one is above you. It is decorated in upscale fashion.. WiFi computer use throughout the unit .

This condo and its heated pool are directly on the beach,with direct frontal views, no road to cross! A brand new gym looks across the pool into the gulf. It is well equipped.

This unit has a great layout.It is an OVERSIZE TWO BEDROOM at 1480 square feet. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with 42'flat screen tv and whirlpool tub.

The second bedroom is large enough for two queen-size beds. The main living area is oversized also and has a queen-size, pull-out couch and a 65"flatscreenT V !! Therefore, this two-bedroom unit can EASILY ACCOMMODATE EIGHT PEOPLE. In addition, the balcony is very nice at 30-feet long by eight-foot deep.The beachfront is 465-feet wide! Since there are only 65 units, Gulfgate has the most beachfront per unit than any other condo building in Destin !!!! Destin's most uncrowded beach !!

This penthouse unit has high speed internet,wet bar with seperate icemaker,a library of about 30 CD movies and 50 novels. The location is excellent as you can park your car and walk to six or seven restaurants, water park, putt putt, etc. You are two minutes to Wal-Mart, the theatres, whatever!

With my cleaning crew, CHECK IN TIME IS GUARANTEED AT 12:00 NOON!!!!, not 3 0R 4 in the afternoon!! WOW!! Thats like getting an extra day free.!!! Come see us soon!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
David Barnes
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About David Barnes

I grew up in Andalusia Alabama. Our family took all our vacations growing up in Destin since we were only 1.5 hours away. My grandparents built a home here in the 1920s!!Therefore Destin is like a home away from home to me. A place with great connection and fond memories.

My career in polymer chemistry took me to Gadsden, Atlanta,then to Charlotte. I feel very fortunate to be able to call Destin my full time home now.Now I have a couple of rental condos and do some sailboat charters. sshh, my rental customers get discounted sail rates!!!

Come to see us. I like meeting my customers personally!!

David Barnes purchased this condo in 2005

Why David Barnes chose Florida North West

I love Destin Gulfgate because the units are the largest 2 bedroom units in destin that are directly on the beach. The main room is oversized.Likewise the 2nd bedroom holds TWO queen beds! Therefore Gulfgate is one of the few 2 bedroom properties that allow up to 8 people per unit.

In addition,the Gulfgate building is built very close to the water...no deep setback.. this gives a better view and shorter walk to the beach.

Gulfgate is a highly desired rental property by people who know Destin.

What makes this condo unique

I have tried to make this penthouse unit a 'cut above' the others at Gulfgate.As the penthouse it has higher ceilings, crown molding,is quieter ,and of course most of all... a better view!!This unit is simply lovely.

.The towels are not standard housekeeping quality, but are thicker,softer, and color coordinated.

There are crystal wine glasses at the bar for red and white wine. I have a library of about 50 quality books for your reading. Likewise a library of cd movies(approx 30 ) for free viewing.the kitchen is fully equipped , even with a spice rack.brand new oversize washer/dryer,etc.With my cleaning crew, I have GUARANTEED CHECK IN TIME OF 12:00 NOON!! Thats almost like getting an extra day free!!

As the penthouse level, i have tried to maintain it as 'a cut above'.My sincere thanks for your consideration of the PRISTINE PENTHOUSE. The Penthouse at Gulfgate !!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

So glad "yall" had a good week. Thank you so much Todd and Mary for your kind comments. Pls consider coming again.

Warmly,



David
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) quality mattress with 600 count supima cotton sheets, Queen size Beds (2) upscale linens
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
property has a nice seperate icemaker, property comes with free beach service of 2 chairs and an umbrella, adittional 2 beach chairs are in the unit if needed, balcony has 4 patio chairs with table and also 2 chaise lounges,stereo system is high quality Bose and has an ipod docking station!!

Reviews

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Penthouse unit #1105, extensive remodel finished 1/15/17 !! See new pics !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Indianapolis, IN
5

So beautiful after the remodel.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week at this Destin Gulfgate condo. We have stayed here for Spring Break for several years. The updates are amazing! I love the calming color scheme, the smooth, cool marble counters. The TVs were all updated, too. But the view from the balcony is so amazing that we sit outside most of the time or are at the pool or beach. The artwork is wonderful. The beds are comfortable. The best update was to the bathroom off the master bedroom...huge shower! Love this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb, Your gracious comments are appreciated. Pleased to hear the Guenim family had a good vacation!! Nice to hear positive feedback on the recent remodel of this unit. Even more ,my thanks for being a repeat guest. My best wishes to the Guenim family.Pls consider the "Penthouse at Gulfgate" again next year. Respectfully, David Barnes
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5

Great property - Great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely and very spacious. The lanai was perfect with comfy chairs and loungers. The owner was very accommodating allowing us to stay later in the day since we had a late flight. I can not say enough good things about this listing. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Cinda !! so glad you had a successful vacation. come back!! come back!!
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5

Amazing view! Very nicely remodeled.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time! The unit is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad your family had a good vacation. Pls consider coming again. respectfully, David
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5

Great location! Beautiful Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this condo! Mr. Barnes was there upon our arrival and departure! He was very kind, helpful and attentive.

The condo provides all the comforts of home.

It is meticulously clean with a fantastic view!!

The Gulgate has a great pool with very easy access to the beach. We felt very safe while we were there. It is in a great area with so much to do with the kids/family!!!

The white sand beaches and crystal clear water

are just perfect! The beach service is so nice!!

We hope to return again someday!!!

Thank you Mr. Barnes, your hospitality and kindness were very much appreciated😊

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra. A pleasure to meet you and your family . Glad you had a good stay making memories! Hope to see you again ! Respectfully, David
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in condo 1105 at Gulfgate. The place was spacious and clean. The balcony was amazing. It was large and provided spectacular views of the gulf. The chair setup on the beach was great and it was nice having only one row. The beaches to our left and right were definitely more crowded. The condo is also located very close to restaurants, shopping, and The Track for playing. Overall this was a great place to stay and we'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John.Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a positive review. Glad you were pleased with the unit and your family had a good vacation. Pls consider returning to the" Pristine Penthouse". respectfully, David Barnes....owner
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5

Perfect beachfront condo...simply incredible!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first return to the Gufgate in years (we'd outgrown the 2bdrm/2ba format), but had a smaller group this year and rented David's unit.

My wife, 3 kids and I couldn't have been happier with the choice. This unit has been fully updated in recent renovation and has everything you could possibly need. We had an inexplicable snafu with the A/C unit and David was amazingly responsive and had it back up and running beautifully within a few hours.

A first class host with a great condo and a perfect location.

We look forward to a return trip soon. This unit is a gem in a great building. The Cairns Family

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Thank you so much for the kind review. Glad to hear the Cairns family had a good vacation.Pls consider coming again!! respectfully, David
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Gulfgate
Nearest Point of Interest
Indian Bayou golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Walmart
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna water park
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Docks restaurant

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $395

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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