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Stay in Style🌞🌞🌞New 55" Curved TV & Furniture🌊🌊🌊Best Resort in Destin!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,301 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

This condo has received the most 5 star reviews in Emerald Grande! Stay with us!

Stay in Style! This is the resort that first-timers to Destin say "I want to stay there one day!"

***Watch our short video from one of our balconies (link above)***

Please view our calendar for open dates. If your dates are not open, message us because we have several units in Emerald Grande.

Fireworks every Thursday night of the year!!!

***Brand New 55" Samsung Curved TV!!!***

***Brand New Living Room Furniture***

***Beach Service Included- 2 chairs and an umbrella***

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo

Overlooks the Pool, Gulf, and Destin Harbor

King size bed in the master bedroom

Queen size in the other roomy bedroom

Bunk Beds in the 3rd bedroom

***Queen Air Mattress Available for a $50 charge. Please let me know at time of booking if needed.

Come stay at the hottest resort in Destin! Not only will you have the best views in town but you will be above Harborwalk Village. Here you can find waterfront shopping, paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass bottom boats, world class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, weekly Fat Tuesday parades, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants.

Whether you want to have a drink at Margaritaville or take the family on one of the popular dolphin cruises, Emerald Grande offers you the ability to simply walk outside to access all of what Destin has to offer!

The EXTRAS that make this resort the perfect place for your Destin vacation:

2 Pools (One indoor and one outdoor), 2 Hot Tubs, Spa, Sauna, Fitness Center that overlooks the pool and Gulf, Pool Bar, you are taken by boat to a private beach (the boat ride through the harbor is always a highlight). The resort is located just above Harborwalk Village that offers waterfront shopping and dining.

Spa at Emerald Grande

Want to be pampered while on vacation. Visit the Emerald Grande Spa. Offers massages, facials, body treatments, wraps, masks, and spa parties.

There is a sauna as well!

***When you get back to the condo from a long day at the beach and you don't want to get in the car and fight traffic...simply walk to one of the following that are all close by:


---McGuire's Irish Pub

---Dewey Destin's Harborside

---Tailfins Alehouse Oyster Bar

---Boathouse Oyster Bar

---Crab Island Cantina

---Harry T's

---Aj's Seafood & Oyster Bar

---Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi

---Bella Sera Cucina Italiana


---Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Our Favorite Things to Do

~Big Kahuna’s Water Park

2.6 miles from Emerald Grande

1007 US 98 Destin, Fl 32541

~The Track- Go Carts and Mini Golf

3.5 miles from Emerald Grande

1125 US 98 Destin, Fl 32541

~Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

5.7 miles from Emerald Grande

1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE

Ft. Walton Beach, Fl 32548

~Xtreme H20- Jet Ski Rentals

.2 miles from Emerald Grande

7 Calhoun Ave Destin, Fl 32541

~Destin Commons- Shopping

5.7 miles from Emerald Grande

4100 Legendary Dr. Destin, Fl 32541

~Silver Sands Factory Outlet- Shopping

10.1 miles from Emerald Grande

10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy W.

Miramar Beach, Fl 32550

~Championship Golf: Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Sandestin

~Charter Boat Fishing- Lady EM

Harborwalk Village (Just below Emerald Grande)

Call Eric and tell him Chris told you to call him 850-502-0926

~Boat Rentals

Harborwalk Village (Just below Emerald Grande)

~Dolphin Cruises 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬 🐬

Harborwalk Village (Just below Emerald Grande)

~Dinner Cruises

Harborwalk Village (Just below Emerald Grande)

~Buccaneer Pirate Cruise

Harborwalk Village (Just below Emerald Grande)

Our Favorite Restaurants

~Dewey Destin’s Seafood (Bayside)

.2 miles from Emerald Grande

9 Calhoun Ave Destin, Fl 32541

~Harbor Docks

.9 miles from Emerald Grande

538 Harbor Blvd Destin, Fl 32541

~Back Porch

3.3 miles from Emerald Grande

1740 Scenic Hwy 98 Destin, Fl 32541

~Louisiana Lagniappe

2.4 miles from Emerald Grande

775 Gulf Shore Dr Destin, Fl 32541

~Stinky’s Fish Camp

**Best Restaurant in the area**

16.4 miles from Emerald Grande

5960 W. County Rd 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, Fl 32459

2017 Events from Destin to 30A

January 13-15--30A Songwriters Festival (Watercolor)

January 28--Destin's 7th Bayou, Bay & Beach- 5k Run/Walk & 10k-Destin. Fl

February 17-19--Wine Women & Shoes (Sandestin)

February 17-18--Sandestin Gumbo Festival & Seafood Boil (Baytowne Wharf, Destin, Fl)

February 24—Mardi Gras Parade~ Destin Commons

February 25—9th Annual Mardi Gras Parade (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

February 26—2nd Annual Taste of the Race with Chef Emeril Lagasse (Seaside)

February 28--Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade (Sandestin)

March 8—Cobia Kick Off Party (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

March 9-12--30A Wine Festival at Alys Beach

March 10—Bourbon, Beer & Butts (Alys Beach)

March 11—4TH Annual Taco & Tequila Fest (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

March 17—St. Patrick’s Day Grogg March (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

March 17—St. Patty’s Day Delight (The Village at Baytown Wharf)

March 18—17th Annual Run with the Dogs 5k Run/Walk (Destin)

April 15—Easter Explosion (The Village at Baytowne Wharf)

April 16—Easter Bunny Brunch & Visit with the Easter Bunny (Emerald Grande)

April 20--Destin Chamber's Annual Tax Relief Golf Tournament

April 20-23—31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival (Village at Baytowne Wharf)

April 22-23—Destin Marathon & Half Marathon

April 27-30-- 5th Annual South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival (Sandestin)

April 29-- 2017 Destin Charity Wine Auction

May 3—Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

May 4-7—Burning Up the Beaches (Destin Commons)

May 5—Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

May 6—Sinfonia 5k (Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort)

May 11—Finest on the Emerald Coast (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

May 19-21--Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

May 27-28—Memorial Day Concert Celebration (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

May 27-29—Memorial Day Weekend Celebration (The Village at Baytowne Wharf)

June 1—Red, White, & Blue Hero Celebration (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

June 2-3—Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (Ft. Walton Beach)

June 3—Rock the Docks with The Lagoons (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

June 7—Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

June 8—Red, White, & Blue Hero Celebration (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

June 10—Rock the Docks with The Jacob Mohr Band (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

June 17—Rock the Docks with Heritage Band (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

June 21-25—Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort)

June 24--Rock the Docks with The Springs (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

July 1-- Rock the Docks with The Lagoons (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

July 4—Fireworks at Destin Harbor Boardwalk

July 4—Red, White & Baytowne- Fireworks (Village at Baytowne Village)

July 8-- Rock the Docks with The Jacob Mohr Band (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

July 12— Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

July 15--Rock the Docks with Continuum (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

July 22--Rock the Docks with Sway Jah Vu (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

July 29-- Rock the Docks with The Springs (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

August 2— Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

August 5-- Rock the Docks with The Lagoons (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

August 10-12—Emerald Coast Poker Run (Destin Harbor)

August 12-- Rock the Docks with The Jacob Mohr Band (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

August 19-- Rock the Docks with The Springs (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

August 19-- 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch--The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar Destin, Fl

September 2-4—Baytowne Wharf Art Walk

September 23—31st Annual Sandestin Triathlon

October 1-31—Destin Fishing Rodeo (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

October 6-8—Destin Seafood Festival (Destin Harbor Boardwalk)

October 13-14—10TH Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest (Village at Baytowne Wharf)

October 31—Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne

November 11—Sandestin Foundation for Kids Gameday 5k (Baytowne Marina)

November 18—Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights (The Village at Baytowne Wharf)

December 9-10—Tee Off for Toys (Baytowne Golf Club)

December 31—Baytowne Countdown- Fireworks (The Village at Baytowne Wharf)

December 31—Fireworks at Harborwalk Village

What are you waiting for??? It's time to book. Either send me a message or click on Book It Now! You won't regret it. I, Chris, will be the one you work with from booking to checking in to the follow up phone call to make sure you had a good time and to give you an invite back to stay with us again.

You'll see why everyone always says they want to stay at The Emerald Grande one day....time to check it off your bucket list!

More Details

Property Manager
Chris McIlwain
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Chris McIlwain

Bluewater Rental & Cleanings manages properties throughout Destin, Fl.

Why Chris McIlwain chose Destin

We work with the top properties in Destin, Fl and Emerald Grande is the best! We know our guests will love this resort and we strive to have the same families staying with us year after year.

What makes this condo unique

Unparalleled views of Destin Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Zero entry pool with the best pool deck in Destin. Indoor heated pool for rainy days. A great workout room with everything you need to stay fit on vacation. Harborwalk Village is just below resorts so shops, restaurants, and water activities are just steps away! And the beach you are taken to by boat (most guests see dolphins during the ride over) is the best in Destin, Fl!


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
VPS Destin- Fort Walton Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Destin, FL, USA
Nearest Ferry
Destin, FL, USA
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Destin, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Destin, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
Destin, FL, USA
Car: recommended

Emerald Grande has almost everything you could ever want to do in Destin, FL just below the resort.


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1301 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you go fishing please do not bring the fish into the condo.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Emerald Grande is the top resort in Destin and has something to offer the entire family. From a full spa and shopping just downstairs to deep sea fishing and boat rentals, everyone will have a memorable time! Destin, Fl, USA


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Stay in Style🌞🌞🌞New 55" Curved TV & Furniture🌊🌊🌊Best Resort in Destin!
average rating of 4.9 based on 60 reviews

Exactly as advertised - just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Chris exceeded our expectations on his attention to detail and responsiveness to questions. Recommend without reservation. We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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This property is gorgeous. Everything was perfect! The unit was absolutely spotless!!!

  • 5 of 5

This location is amazing! The unit has gorgeous views from every room. Chris was absolutely amazing to work with. If everyone had the customer service skills he has, it would be amazing. We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time we had. So much to do and all is within walking distance

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay. Everyone was so helpful. Chris is so great about responding to emails immediately. The unit was very clean when we arrived and the beds/ pillows were so comfortable. Awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico and harbor waters.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Emerald Grande. We elected to stay in the same condo as last time and we did not regret it. The condo is very well maintained and clean. It has a beautiful view and fits our family perfectly. My daughter loves the bunk beds and we love the master bedroom with the large bathroom. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need, including a coffee pot and a Keurig coffee machine. We brought our own pods this time and enjoyed our fav coffee easy peasy. We will definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarksville, TN

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The condo was very clean and well kept. One of the bathroom light bulbs went out just after we arrived and after an email to Chris it was replaced within 30 minutes! There are some many places to walk to from the condo you don't even need a vehicle. We can't wait to come stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Loved our summer week long vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice resort. Unit is clean and well kept as described. Checking/out process was very smooth. We liked the easy access to the beach and pool for the kids. Chris was helpful and made process easy. His recommendations for the area were great! Would highly recommend this place to a friend!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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