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3BR Penthouse~Private Rooftop~Water Views from Bed~Must See!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,255 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Penthouse Condo with 2 Full Bathrooms

There's Destin West, and then there's a Destin West Resort penthouse - a vacation home that feels like it's been air-dropped directly onto the top of the world. Well, if the top of the world could swap its clouds for sun, sea breezes and ocean views.

You'll feel it the first time you summit the spiral staircase to your private rooftop terrace: It's the highest point on Okaloosa Island, and from here you'll have a 360º panoramic view of the island, Choctawhatchee Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, not to mention untouched beaches and heaping sand dunes. You read that right: unobstructed island, bay, beach and ocean views that stretch north to south, east to west. Or, as we call it for short, "the best view in the world."

Spiral back down to the main living quarters, where the views just don't quit. Unlike many lower-level condos, Pelican's Perch (officially Pelican PH-03, bayside) offers open water views from the master bedroom, living room, dining area, and kitchen, plus peekaboo views from the second bedroom and bunkroom.

Hold. The. Phone. Open water views from nearly every room? You got it. So whether you're lounging in the master bedroom or chatting in the living room or chowing down at the table or prepping dinner in the kitchen, the sliding glass doors and picture windows are the only things that separate you from the sparkling, jade-colored bay that helps earn the famed Emerald Coast its name.

The water views are just the beginning: From the moment you step into Pelican's Perch and the balmy sea breezes tickle your senses, your worries begin to melt away. This is a soothing and special getaway, where you can enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony before the kids get up. A place where you can lounge on your private rooftop, basking in the warm Florida sun. A getaway where you can watch the sunset dip over the horizon, the skyline streaked in a kaleidoscope of pink and purple, as your fresh Gulf shrimp skewers sizzle away on the gas grill. In a word, Pelican's Perch is striking.

But hey, we know you're not just here for the 360º views, rooftop terrace, and three bedrooms: you're here for Destin West Resort. And we don't blame you. The resort's list of amenities is almost embarrassing, with offerings like a 5,000 square-foot swimming pool, kid-friendly zero-entry (aka beach) pool, two giant Jacuzzis, winter-heated waterfall pool, and the region's largest lazy river. Booyah, we said lazy river. (And it lights up at night!)

Meander across the resort's private footbridge, and you're on a pristine, white-sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico's Choctawhatchee Bay. Rent boogie boards, sea kayaks, or jet skis; sign the kiddos up for resort activities; and sweat off Florida's epicurean delights in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Yes, without a doubt, Destin West Resort is one of the most family-friendly, well serviced, and upscale locales on the island.


A lot of rentals force you into cookie cutter molds. Not us. At Coastal Vibe Vacations, we believe that every vacationer has the right to a personalized vacation that's tailored to their needs and wishlist. With that in mind, Pelican's Perch is well suited to:

~ Small Families: Traveling with a couple of kids and/or a grandparent or two? With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, Pelican's Perch has room for everyone.

~ Large Families: Close-knit families that don't mind bunking up can easily sleep parents and up to six kids.

~ Families Vacationing Together: The layout at Pelican's Perch is perfect for two families traveling together, easily sleeping two couples and up to three kids.

~ Water Lovers: Do you appreciate a good view? Even if you don't need three bedrooms, this condo's spectacular views and rooftop deck make it worth the premium. Oh, and did we mention that the Lazy River, pool, marina and palm trees - all within your view - light up at night?

~ Traveling Friends & Family: If you're looking for even larger living spaces, we're happy to book you into both Pelican's Perch and next-door Pelican PH-02, for an additional master bedroom and bunkroom. Be close, yet have your own, separate spaces.


The condo is conveniently located on Destin's Okaloosa Island, just steps away from a veritable buffet of things to do, places to see, and experiences to live. Even if you spent a few months here, you'd be hard-pressed to fit in even half our list of favorites!

That said, we're also happy to make recommendations for activities and attractions further afield; just let us know what you love to do, and we'll make it happen. We also send all guests our complementary Destin Insider's Guide, complete with special discounts and deals exclusively for Coastal Vibe guests!

Now without further ado, here are a few of our favorite things:

~ Destin West Resort: 7 outdoor pools, 3 whirlpool spas, a lazy river, private beach access, children's programs, a fitness center, special winter programs, and more awesomeness await.

~ Private charter fishing: Wet your line and experience why Destin has been nicknamed the "luckiest little fishing village," with catches like red snapper, grouper, amberjack, king mackerel, and more. Plan your fishing early, and spend the rest of your stay grilling up your catches!

~ Motor boating: Make waves and catch rays! Fire up the engine and cruise down the bay, inquire in quiet coves, drop anchor at Crab Island for an afternoon dip, or follow a pod of dolphins - the bay is your oyster.

~ Local beaches: Dig your toes into powder-soft, white sand at any of the 13 public access beach points in Destin.

~ Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: Take the kids (and kids-at-heart) to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, alligators, sea turtles, stingrays, otters and much more. Animal shows and behind-the-scenes encounters held daily.

~ Championship Golf: Unleash your skill and swing at Destin's numerous world-class golf courses, including Kelly Plantation, Rigatta Bay, and Sandestin's four championship courses.

~ Shopping: If you get the zen to spend, head over to the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Destin Commons, Harborwalk Village, Baytowne Wharf, and other Destin shopping hotspots.

~ Go-carts and Mini-Golf: Go wild at The Track, a recreation center with go-carts, mini golf, bumper boats, bungee jumping, arcade games, and more.

~ Day cruises: Explore the Gulf of Mexico, your way - theatre cruises, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises, and more. There's even a pirate cruise to thrill your youngest family members!

~ Water recreation: Popular water sports include waverunner rentals, paddle-boating, kiteboarding, parasailing, kayaking, and jet-skiing.

~ Other activities: There are bike and jogging trails, the Emerald Coast Conference Center, Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park, old-timey Boardwalk, and plenty of other things to do in and around Destin.

~ Rainy Day?: Mosey on over to the neighboring Fudpuckers (a one-of-a-kind Destin experience!) and its Fat Daddy's arcade, and see if you can earn enough tickets for your dream prize - or beat my NBA Hoops high score. (Betcha can't.)


Coastal Vibe Vacations is not some faceless company, so let me introduce myself. My name is David Jenn, and I've owned & managed properties at Destin West for 10 years now. I love Okaloosa Island with a passion - a passion I promise I'll use to help you plan the vacation of your dreams.

When you book with Coastal Vibe, you're talking with me. Always, every time. I'll help you pick the perfect condo (I manage nearly a dozen) and will offer recommendations based on you, not some preconceived notion. Our booking process is simple and I'm available by phone, text or email. I promise to go above and beyond.

Well, you've made it this far. What are you waiting for? Just click that yellow "Email Manager" or "Book It" button (on right) and clue me in to your wishlist. I'm looking forward to it!​

More Details

Property Manager
David Jenn
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About David Jenn

We are Coastal Vibe Vacations, a small property management company that has 50 properties and we look to serve you. We've owned & managed properties on Okaloosa Island for 14 years now. We love Okaloosa Island with a passion - a passion we promise we'll use to help you plan the vacation of your dreams. We look forward to connecting with you and hosting you for your future vacation.


Ft Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Floor Area:
  • 1255 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


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3BR Penthouse~Private Rooftop~Water Views from Bed~Must See!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Oneonta, AL

Extremely Impressed with the EVERYTHING

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse was everything I was looking for and more! First off, Kudos to the cleaning staff. I was told 3-4 hours beforehand that our room would be ready way before check-in. Upon arrival we found the condo and the property looking brand new and never lived in! During the trip I also contacted the owner to help find an additional condo for family to stay for the weekend, he was VERY helpful! Lets just say I would not hesitate to book this condo again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to know you had such a great stay and was impressed with everything. We appreciate the nice review and we work hard as a team to provide a nice and clean stay. Happy we could help you and your family have a great time together. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Excellent location and property, enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice three bedroom condo with excellent views of the bay and the ocean from the rooftop deck. We really enjoyed our stay and found everything we needed. Convienient location close to the boat rental and an escape room with a short walk to the beautiful beach. Would highly recommend a stay and we will plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where was the green egg?

  • 4 of 5

We loved the unit, except on the site it showed a green egg and this particular unit had a gas grill. We actually did not see any as far as we could see that had a green egg. My husband loves to cook on the Egg therefore we took stuff to cook for the week and was disappointed when we discovered it was a gas grill.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, I am happy to hear that you LOVED our condo Pelican PH-03! Sorry that we decided to replace the Big Green Egg with the 5-Burner propane grill. We received a fair bit of feedback from guests that were having a hard time mastering the egg as they can be quite challenging. We simply felt that a propane grill would provide a more carefree and safe grilling experience!
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Very nice condo.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was wonderfully furnished. Our family had a blast. We would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and that your family had such a great time! We work hard as a team to have great furnishings and make it comfortable. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Omaha, Nebraska

Love this unit!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condo! Nicely decorated. Master bedroom king bed was so comfortable! The rooftop area is a wonderful place to grill and lounge in the sun! Your own private oasis! Great location with the best of 2 worlds! Located on the bayside with a super pool area and lazy river! A short walk over the bridge and you are on the gulf side enjoying the gulf! Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby! You can’t go wrong staying here, the owner David Jenn is the best! Super friendly and quick to follow up on any issues you may have! This was our 2nd year staying in one of his units! We loved this one so much we have rented it for next January, February and part of March 2019! You will love this condo and the Destin West Resort!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We really try to make every condo have the comforts of home and love that you thought the Master bedroom bed was so comfortable. We look forward to having you stay again next winter and so grateful you keep coming back.
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This condo is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

When we walked it we were amazed at how up to date the decor was and it was amazingly clean and the beds were all very comfy! I strongly recommend you staying in this condo!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Rose. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are thrilled to hear such kind words.=) This is a beautiful pent house with so many fun things to do!! The beds are perfect as well. We can't wait to host your family again soon. ~ David
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