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Boat Beach & View 3 - Private House with Dock, Walk to Beach, Partial Gulf Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Finally an affordable house in the famous Holiday Isle of Destin. Located on a canal off the Destin Harbor, property includes use of 40' boat slip.

Walking distance to Gulf beach ~ 1000 ft.

Large back deck with grill has canal views and partials view of Gulf.

Open floor plan - kitchen overlooks dining and living room.

2 bedrooms with shared full bathroom upstairs. Large bedroom on first floor with queen bed and queen futon.

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

About Pete3

Family enjoys fishing, boating and beach.

Pete3 purchased this house in 2014

Why Pete3 chose Destin

One of the few affordable houses on Holiday Isle that offers boat slip and view of Gulf.

What makes this house unique

Similar to our other townhouses in Holiday Isle, this house has the rare combination of the 3 must haves for us. Short walk to beach, boat slip and scenic views.


Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack/Jill between Master and Queen bedrooms
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fish and catch bait right off dock.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Boat Beach & View 3 - Private House with Dock, Walk to Beach, Partial Gulf Views
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews

Great house in Holiday Isle!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this property several times. Whether I've brought the family or brought the guys down for a fishing trip this location has been great. It's not a new luxurious home but it provides all the amenities needed for a budget friendly vacation. The boat slip is a major plus. I can leave my boat in the water for my entire stay with no need to take it in and out of the water. Proximity to the harbor, restaurants and crab island are great too. The house was dated but the owner has been making upgrades over the last couple years. I plan to continue staying at this location in my future visits!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Look around at other places first.

  • 3 of 5

I read the reviews before coming and realized the place was somewhat dated. We were taking our boat so I was pretty pumped about the canal and being able to keep my boat there ready to go. Overall it wasn't much worse than I expected with the exception of the large bugs (cockroaches maybe) and the fact that the second day we came back on the boat and parked in the slip under the deck the dock started falling down when when my friend got out of the boat. Thankfully he didn't get hurt. Then for the remainder of the trip I had to keep my boat in the canal exposed to the elements.

The main issue I had and I can blame this on myself. Is that after getting down there I started looking around and found places on the canal for less money that looked to be in much better shape. I am just saying before you rent this one be sure and explore your options.

Also if you take a boat you will find out after you pay that you cannot keep your boat in the driveway without a permit or something. He will tell you to do it and the wait until you get a citation. Of coarse we did and I called the homeowners association to try and take care of it on our last day there and the guy didn't know how to handle it and was going to call me back which he never did. So I wasn't able to get it taken care of before I left. Not a huge deal but something that would have been good to know when I booked it and its just not something I want to deal with while on vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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boaters and beach lovers

  • 5 of 5

We've rented homes all over florida and this is my new favorite !

The home was everything we hoped for the location couldn't have been better

and the homeowner was extremely helpful . If you're here for the great fishing or terrific beaches

or the restaurant's this is the place to stay. I'm already planning our next stay

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Outdated and Dirty/Smelly

  • 1 of 5

We pulled up to the property and it was probably the least maintained property on the street. We have rented several homes in Holiday Isle which were much bigger and nicer but this visit we needed a small property. The driveway was big enough for our 25ft pontoon trailer so that was good. The front door isn't very secure, just a door knob lock. When you enter you can immediately see there's foundation issues. The floors were "soft" some places and were very uneven. We tripped a lot bc of this. Our little one fell several times and got hurt bc the floors were so uneven. The flooring itself looked relatively new. Between seams there was a big strip of wood also causing a lot of stubbed toes and tripping. Much larger than normal stripping you put between rooms. The sofa had wood 2x4's holding cushions up. It was super uncomfortable to even sit on. The dining area smelled so bad like urine we could hardly sit to eat. There was also no lighting in the dining area and when you walk upstairs the lights flickered downstairs. The downstairs was horribly smelly with dead roaches all over the floors. The carpets there need replaced and are all stained badly. Patches of the ceiling in every room were peeling/falling off. Spiral stairs made it very hard to carry laundry downstairs to wash. As soon as we got there I had to wash all the towels to have some to use. They were stained like fresh used and some tossed under the bathroom sink where there was tools and random stuff which also was all over the towels. Gross.... Basically all of the "clean" stuff was dirty. There are no fans in the bedrooms so when you are in the sun all day and try to sleep it's VERY hot. We were all miserable every night and almost went to get a hotel. It was bad. There were mirrors on the ceiling over the bed and speakers in the walls... Fine I guess for college kids but not really family oriented. The drawers in the dressers all had funk in them like hair and fake nails and fake eye lashes....we didn't use those due to that. All the baseboards, doorways, ceiling trim had massive piles of dust/dirt build up just laying there as did the bathroom sliding plastic door. My 2 year old even said ewww mommy that's dirty. She even refused to take shoes off bc it was so dirty. The counter tops have been painted multiple times so if you cut your food the paint flakes off into your food. Nice huh... Not many pans to use. Bakeware was disgusting. We bought a lot of food to make but couldn't.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope anyone reading this review can detect how overly critical this renter's response is. If you want a nice cottage style older house with boat slip, walk to the beach and great price then this is your property. We did want to clarify a couple of points: 1. Cleaning - Renter kept asking to check-in early before cleaners were finished. We finally agreed to let them drop off luggage early. Shortly after we received a call from the cleaners stating the renters remained at the property and did not allow them to finish. This renter's action is the exact reason why owners will many times not allow renters to check-in early. 2. Pet urine smell - we are not pet owners and can assure future guests the house does not have this smell. We offer the pet friendly option as a courtesy. 3. House condition - we post pictures of all areas of the property and reiterate by email that areas of the house are dated. Anyone can clearly see the bathrooms and countertops are not updated. The front photo of the house shows the landscaping condition. We did install new patio sliding doors off the bedroom, living room and dining room. Also replaced carpet in the basement. We need to post updated photos. 4. Value/price - as we have stated in previous reviews, the lower price of the house aligns with the condition. If you want a more updated house in perfect condition there are other houses available for approximately $750 to $1000 more per week.
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Great place and awesome location! Will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a great time here! The house was great, much larger than we expected! The deck was so awesome and had so much room for activities! The views out on the water where amazing especially while enjoying a cold beverage. The beach access was a block away and we even had a water taxi pick us up at the dock to bring us to the restaurant for dinner. Peter was great and his communication made everything so easy. The only downside of our trip was that we didn't want to leave! We had a great time and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Second time around for me here. Many upgrades were made since my last visit, Kitchen, new appliances, doors, garage.. Great views, huge deck, boat dock has plenty of room for a large boat, also has a small covered slip. water way is picturesque. Beach access is near and plenty to do in the area. Large driveway and garage storage. I will be back again...

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund