About the property
- Condo1131 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Bunk room + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
RECENTLY UPGRADED (winter 2017) with brand new decor, furniture, paint, and bedding! Let your cares literally drift away in this relaxing, kid-friendly, beautifully decorated 1BR/2BA + bunk Top Floor unit (6th floor). Enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and pool area from your private balcony. The master bedroom features a king size bed, TV, DVD, and private master bath. The bunkroom has 2 twin bunks, and a DVD/TV combo. The family room has a queen size sleeper sofa, with an LCD TV, and a DVD/VCR combo. A large open, fully equipped kitchen features a side-by-side fridge/freezer with a water and ice maker, dishwasher, oven with smooth top range, and an over-the-range microwave. A stackable size washer/dryer is in the unit for your convenience (newly replaced). This unit is tiled throughout with carpet in the bedrooms. *Free high speed internet access.
FREE BEACH SERVICE is available March thru October which is an added $175 VALUE!!!. Beach Service includes two chairs and an umbrella set up each morning just for you out on the beach.
Awesome Dude (Unit 615) is decorated in a beachy nautical theme that reflects the charm and soothing nature of the Emerald Coast.
Awesome Dude is ideally situated on the top floor and the view says it all...incredible! You also overlook the main 5000 square foot pool, Splash Garden, Kiddie pool and large hot tub.
There are MANY pools to choose from at Destin West. The bayside offers a 700 ft. lazy river, a heated pool with a waterfall flowing into it, and 2 large hot tubs in the center of the bayside complex. There is also a gradual decline pool that feeds into the Lazy River. Parents love the safety of their toddlers playing in the water.
The beachside complex offers a 5000 sq. ft. pool, a splash garden for the kids, a kiddy pool, and a large hot tub. You will also have access to the large Ramada Inn pool that features a grotto pool with swim up bar!
A SKYWALK or bridge connecting the beachside complex to the bayside complex makes using all of the amenities at Destin West a breeze! The beachside also has a state of the art FITNESS GYM right on the beach.
CHARCOAL GRILLS and PICNIC TABLES on both the bayside and beachside make grilling out inviting and fun. Or throw FRISBEE/FOOTBALL on the grassy areas by the grills on the bayside.
The condo is conveniently located on Okaloosa Island, just steps away from:
- The Boardwalk beach-side restaurants and the only area beach boardwalk
- Gulfarium (dolphin and sea lion shows and other sea creature exhibits)
- Emerald Coast Conference Center
- Various water activities such as kite boarding, para sailing, kayaking and jet-skiing.
Okaloosa Island connects Destin (4 miles away) with Fort Walton Beach (1 mile away), a major vacation destination that is chock full of attractions, including beaches, restaurants, shopping:
- Big Kahuna’s water attraction park
- Silver Sands Outlet Mall
- Harborwalk Village
- Baytowne Wharf
- Numerous world-class golf courses including Sandestin’s four championship courses, Regatta Bay, and Kelly Plantation
- Miniature golf, go karts, bowling and kiddie rides
- Dolphin cruises
- Boat and jet ski rentals
- Bike and jogging trails
- Theater and dinner cruises
We invite you to enjoy some of your most memorable family vacations at this perfect Emerald Coast paradise.
BILL TUMLIN & GRACE ELLIS
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About BILL TUMLIN & GRACE ELLIS
My husband and I purchased this condominium in 2004 to share with our children and grandchildren. Our grandchildren play for hours on the beach and we never get tired of the beautiful sunsets, sugar white sand and emerald green waters found in Destin, Florida.
BILL TUMLIN & GRACE ELLIS purchased this Condo in 2004
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved the location of this condo. Great views, walkable to food options, good pool options. The chair service daily on the beach was a huge perk for us. We have young kids so not having working DVD players the first few days wasn't great as the weather was a little cold and we needed some indoor options. Once we put them in bed, the cable was glitchy and the two DVD players didn't work. We read through our books waiting for them to be fixed and ultimately they were replaced on day 4. It was a great space for our family of 4. Loved how quiet the condo was at night too. First place I can remember staying down here that hallway noise or outdoor noise messing with our sleep. Thanks for letting us stay!
Had a great time. Plenty of things to do at the complex.
Complex was great. Condo was cozy and clean. heated pools were great. We were still able To swim even though it was march.
We liked it because it was not in the heart of all the action like Destin but only a 10 minute drive to all of the attractions.
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our condo and amenities. The heated pools are definitely great during the cooler months. Thank you again for booking with us and we look forward to your return :)
Shelley's Vacation Favorites
Better than expected!
We had an amazing time at this condo! Bigger than we thought, comfy beds, amazing views and was so close to the ocean with lots of places within walking distance. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Thank you for your awesome review. This describes this condo perfectly :) We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to serving you again soon. Next time please let us know and you will receive our return guest discount.
Shelley's Vacation Favorites
Nice, but an unpleasant surprise
Everything was great, but we got late notice of a water stoppage. I was lathered up in the shower when the water shut off. The water was shut off two days in a row, with it back on late in the evening of the first day. Both times, we were surprised, with no text or email to give us a heads-up.
Thank you for your review. As property managers, we do our very best to ensure that your vacation is most enjoyable. Sometimes, unforeseen events happen at large Resorts, such as a water pipe bursting in the middle of the night and having to be repaired the following few days. I am so sorry for this instance and I know that it was very inconvenient to all guests staying during that time. As soon as the Gulfside association manager sent out emails to us with information regarding the incident, we immediately forwarded those emails to ALL guests as we knew how serious this issue was. I am sorry that you felt that this wasn't done in a timely manner, however, we as property managers had no control over the pipe bursting or the time it took to repair it. We did our very best to relay information as soon as we received it. We also offered to bring gallons of drinking water for you to use during this time. Again, I am so sorry for this inconvenience and we hope that you will let us make it up to you in the future by returning to one our 20 lovely condos at Destin West. Thank you.
Shelley's Vacation Favorites
Okay but didn't meet expectations
The location and views from the balcony were great! Thoroughly enjoyed the beach and pools. I don't typically complain, but a few things should be addressed. First thing we noticed was the smell. Kinda musty, couldn't quite pinpoint it, but we got used to it. Next were the chips in the paint on the walls throughout the condo. Not a huge deal, but for a "newly decorated" condo I didn't expect to see so many nicks in the paint. During one of my various nightly trips to the restroom as a pregnant woman, I found a dark spot on the floor that moved. Kicked on the lights to discover it was a large Florida cockroach, which was never sited again but creeped me out nonetheless. Nothing could have prepared us for the jet engine powered washer and dryer! Seriously, this thing was so incredibly loud. We learned very quickly to run it during the day while we were out; good luck hearing the tv or getting to sleep with this thing on. Finally, the kitchen had everything we needed, except for a pizza cutter. Overall, I was expecting a nicer, better maintained condo for the price.
We are thrilled that you loved the location of our condo and views from the balcony. We agree..they are "great". We are pleased that you enjoyed the beach and pools. Regarding the insect that you found, our condo and the entire complex for that matter are routinely treated as a part of the HOA. I am so sorry for the night time surprise. You may have noticed with many of our 5 star reviews that we keep our condo upgraded and well maintained throughout the year. I am sure the musty smell was due to the Gulf salt air as this is common. I apologize for the nicks in the paint on the walls especially in the bunk room. Since your notifying us of the paint, we immediately had this issue fixed. Again, I apologize that you found the washer and dryer noise so annoying. This is the first complaint that we have received, but we did have it serviced. Glad the kitchen had everything that you needed and we have replaced the missing pizza cutter. Thank you again for booking with us and for your detailed review.
Grace /Shelley's Vacation Favorites
Our favorite place to stay!
This is our 5th time staying at the resort & our 3rd year in the same property. The owners are amazing to work with and the condo perfectly suits our needs. We are already planning next year's trip back!
Thank you so much for your awesome review! We appreciate awesome guests like you and look forward to serving you again next year.
Shelley's Vacation Favorites (Bill/Grace)
Floating Lazy river is very unique amenity that the entire family will enjoy. The Kid's splash park will make kids feel as if they were at a water park.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require a $300 down payment which is applied to the rental balance. The balance is divided in half with 50% due 60 days prior to arrival and the final 50% due 14 days prior.