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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:
August 4, 2017

About Pete3

Family enjoys fishing, boating and beach.

Pete3 purchased this house in 2014

Why Pete3 chose Florida North West

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.


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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(6 traveler reviews)

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Boat Beach & View 3 - Private House with Dock, Walk to Beach, Partial Gulf Views
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews

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: Mar 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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9 2

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: Sep 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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a fan

  • 1 of 5

This was one of the worst rentals I have ever stayed at. If you like mirrors above your bed and splinters in your toes, this is the ideal place for you. Other than that, the place is falling apart.

I contacted the management company within an hour of arriving to fix the sliding glass door that was broken (The glass was exposed due to a broken frame. Not within the wall but the door itself). I was told "Yes, he needs to get new doors, just keep the kids away from it". They showed up 3 days later and didn't fix it again telling us to "Stay away from it". Fortunately there were no fires or emergencies because there was only one door that was available that didn't need coaxing to get out of.

I was very disappointed to say the least.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Before their arrival this renter was not satisfied with the house. We have another property which they requested after they already booked this house. We think they waited too long to book the properties they really wanted. As anyone can tell from the photos, this is an older house that we are in the process of updating. We tell every renter this and purposely display photos of the older areas of the house. Yes the sliding door next to dining table was not working during their stay but there is another sliding door literally 8 feet to the right. There is also the front door that serves this same open dining/living room area. So the renters fire comment is an outright lie. There are no areas of the house that do not meet current fire exit (egress) code. From the photos you can also tell the back deck is not brand new but this leads us to the next topic the renters completely disregard: Value. If anyone is interested a similar sized property with a newer back deck and doors there is another VRBO listing nearby. However that property is $1500 more per week and farther from the beach. We will say we are not pleased with the property managements response and will be discussing this with them. However every renter has our cell number and is instructed to contact us with any issues. Not sure why this renter did not contact us about the slow response from property management. We continue to update the property but always price the house to it's actually condition. We have been in the short term rental business for over 10 years and know what properties are worth. So if you prefer to save $1500 by walking 8 feet more to the back deck and wearing sandals, this is the property for you.
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9 3

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriends had a great time here! The kitchen is large and updated, the deck is nice and large too and it was great place to soak up some rays! Overall the place was spacious, comfortable, and just a 2 minute walk from the beach. I would recommend this property to anyone interested in having a good time.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Destin House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund