BEACH & GULF-FRONT 3 BR PENTHOUSE, DESTIN TOWERS, YOUR FAMILY DESERVES THE BEST!

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACH & GULF-FRONT 3 BR PENTHOUSE, DESTIN TOWERS, YOUR FAMILY DESERVES THE BEST!

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3 BR, Sleeps 9, 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 full sleeper, and 1 twin roll away

Visiting beautiful Destin? Doesn't your family deserve the best? Step up to the Penthouse.

NEW in 2014. Brand new, LEATHER, mocha-colored sectional sofa for great room with chaise reclinable lounger and two other recliners. Brand new beauty and comfort to make your Penthouse visit even more comfortable.

Villa Champagne is a 3 bedroom penthouse condominium home located in the Destin Towers Resort. Destin Towers is right on the Gulf of Mexico, ideally located in the heart of the City of Destin. Villa Champagne offer fabulous views, plenty of space, AND comes recommended by Southern Living Magazine.

Enjoy a family vacation in this huge (1950 sq ft + over 500+ sq ft of balcony), $ million+ 15th floor penthouse, with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 balconies and great room with Gulf views from every window. Destin Towers, chosen in 2007 by Southern Living Magazine as a 'TOP PICK' Destin family condo, is on the Destin beach and direct Gulf-front. Interior features include 9 foot smooth ceilings; crown molding; tile and bamboo floors; gourmet kitchen with island, wet bar, Silestone counter and bar tops, and stainless steel appliances; and a spa-quality master suite with luxury walk-in shower (see photos), 3 shower heads plus 4 body sprays. Destin Towers is near attractions, shopping, fine restaurants, and right on the sugar-white sands of Destin beach, the perfect place to watch the dolphins frolic.

NEW 37' High Definition TV with Hi Def Cable Channels in Living Room. Flat-screen Hi Definition TVs with DVD players in all three bedrooms.

Interior and Security: There are queen size beds in the second and third bedroom, and three full baths. The second bedroom is, in effect, a second master suite with access to its own full bath. The great room love seat is a full size sleeper, and an additional roll-away single twin bed is also included, most suitable for a child.

This condominium has all the comforts of home. Tastefully decorated, Villa Champagne offers more than 1950 square feet of living space, so you will be able to enjoy your time indoors as much as your time on the beach.

Destin Towers is a gated resort, with modern electronic security at all accesses (even the beach gate), so you will feel safe and secure during your relaxing stay.

Travel Channel Viewers have just voted Destin as the 'Best Family Beach 2013' In Travel Channel’s online poll for the Best Family Beach of 2013, the Destin area received 43 percent of the votes cast for the best beach destination for a family. Also in the running were the Outer Banks, N.C., Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Cape Cod, Mass. “This didn’t just happen,” said Dan O’Byrne, director of Okaloosa County’s tourist development department. “The focus on the family is in our DNA. Our attributes are self- evident from our accommodations, our beaches, our people. We’ve been the family vacation spot for decades.

Southern Living magazines recommends Destin Towers: The April 2007 edition of Southern Living Magazine contains a feature article on vacationing in Destin called the 'Destin Family Beach Guide.' You can go to Southern Living on line, and search Destin to find the Southern Living Destin Family Beach Guide Slide Show. The feature includes information on lodging, activities, restaurants, and shopping. The authors conclude that when vacationing in Destin, renting a condo is the way to go, but choosing a condo can be tricky. To assist the reader, the authors list their top picks in the 'Condo Favorites' section of the article, and name Destin Towers as one of the top picks, noting that after a few days at Destin Towers, you will feel more like a resident than a visitor.

Beach and beach services: Beach service is available from March - November at very reasonable daily or weekly rates. Destin Towers is a low density condominium and owns the Gulf-front beach. There are only 45 units in Destin Towers, and only about half of them are available for rental, so the common areas are uncrowded, and you won't have to jostle to get that 'front row' beach spot. Also, with two elevators, you won't be wasting valuable vacation time waiting for an elevator.

This is a non-smoking condominium. No pets are allowed. Minimum age for renters is 25 years old.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Gerry Champagne

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Gerry retired from the Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, and now resides with his beautiful bride (and superior decorator), Diane, in Pensacola, Florida. Gerry now works for the Sheriff of Escambia County as General Counsel. Diane has a successful Ebay Store, Delightfuldianes, specializing in fine cutlery and sports apparel.

Gerry Champagne purchased this condo in 2004

Destin wins Travel Channel's Best Family Beach 2013: 'Focus on the family is in our DNA'

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 13:56 PM.

DESTIN — What Emerald Coast residents have known for years has been confirmed with the Travel Channel’s online poll for the Best Family Beach of 2013.

The Destin area received 43 percent of the votes cast for the best beach destination for a family. Also in the running were the Outer Banks, N.C., Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Cape Cod, Mass.

“This didn’t just happen,” said Dan O’Byrne, director of Okaloosa County’s tourist development department. “The focus on the family is in our DNA. Our attributes are self- evident from our accommodations, our beaches, our people. We’ve been the family vacation spot for decades.

Once you spend any time visiting Destin, you yearn to own a piece of its beauty. We were looking for a property in 2004, but were very frustrated. Then our realtor discovered that the contract to purchase this Penthouse unit, now called Villa Champagne, had fallen through. When we first saw the unit, we decided to buy this beautiful condo, right on the Gulf of Mexico, with TWO balconies facing the beautiful Destin beach and the Gulf.

This is a Penthouse unit, with 9 foot ceilings, a spacious kitchen, and plenty of space for everyone. Destin Towers could not be in a more convenient, central location. Destin Towers is one of the very few condominiums located directly on the beach and Gulf, yet also located on the main thoroughfare in Destin, Highway 98 East (also known as Emerald Coast Parkway). However, it is set far away from the main highway by a lengthy driveway (300+ yards). Destin Towers is a low-density condo complex with a large beach, meaning you will have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the Destin beach. There is nothing except our beautiful pool and spa between you and Destin Towers private beach walkover.

Villa Champagne is located on the 15th floor, offering sweeping and panoramic views of the Destin Beach and Gulf from the two large Gulf-front balconies. On the Penthouse levels, there are only two units per floor for maximum privacy. The floor plan was brilliantly designed, giving the feel of a home, not the long 'corridor' style seen in many other beach condos.

Villa Champagne has been tastefully decorated in keeping with the high level of luxury and prestige fitting for a beach-front penthouse.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Beach & Gulf-Front 3 BR Penthouse, Destin Towers, Your Family Deserves the Best!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
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Beach & Gulf-Front 3 BR Penthouse, Destin Towers, Your Family Deserves the Best!
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Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Cleveland, OH
5

Our Best Condo Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
There is no hyperbole in the description of this beautiful oceanfront condo. When you walk trough the door you feel as if you have walked into the pages of "House Beautiful". Unlike many condos we have rented, everything we need was provded, and Gerry called us on the first day to assure that all was well. Try Commander's Palace for a great gourmet dinner, and should you care to cook for yourself in the well-appointed kitchen, go to Destin Ice Seafood for their fresh shrimp, home made key lime pie, and prepared foods from their deli. Acme Oyster House at the wharf in SanDestin is great as well. Golfers will enjoy playing at Emerald Bay Golf Club (bring an extra sleeve of balls as there is water all around!)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 14/15
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Beach & Gulf-Front 3 BR Penthouse, Destin Towers, Your Family Deserves the Best!
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Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Luxury Vacation in Destin

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Spent one week in Villa Champagne as my nephew was being commissioned at nearby Hurlbert AFB. Could not have made a better choice to stay, this Villa is even better than advertised on the website! It is on the 15th floor of the Destin Towers, a smaller, family-friendly complex on the beach. The Villa has over 2000 square feet and 500 feet of balconies, and the master bedroom is to die for! The views of the gulf from the balcony are awesome, and we were able to watch dolpins play while eating breakfast each day. Hated to eat anywhere else, but the restaurants nearby over some of the best seafood on the gulf - oysters, shrimp, scallops - you name it. Beautiful uncrowded pool and hottub, just steps from the glorious beach. Gerry and Diane go out of their way to make sure everything goes well during your stay. Covered parking is a plus, as is the security gate. The Villa accomodates nine very comfortably, and it has a huge kitchen. This was our first time to Destin, and are so happy with our condo choice. We definitely will be coming back, and Villa Champagne will always be our first choice if available!!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
4

Villa Champagne very, VERY nice!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We have seen Destin Towers on prior visits but would have never thought about staying there? Why? from the outside it seems small and just never saw it on the internet. But there are definite advantages to staying in a smaller building: not as many people on the beachfront there for sure! parking in and out easier and also love the covererd parking space! Then once you get inside this enormous condo, you won't believe it! It's as great or better than the pictures! The living space is HUGE, which was one of the biggest draws for us. The two balconies were also huge with great furniture for hanging out there. We also appreciated a great kitchen, very spacious with ample supplies for us. We had a little AC problems, but the owner worked diligently to remedy that! It is a little different not having a front desk like previous condos we have visited, but we discovered we really didn't need it.
The walls are thin however, and you do hear a lot of noise, especially from the floor above. And one of our neighbors had a yelping dog for part of our visit-again, because the walls were thin is why I'm sure we heard this. However this didn't put a damper on our trip, just some feedback.
Our favorite restaurant was, of course, The Back Porch!! Also enjoyed AJ's, Harry T's, The Crab Trap & Dewey Destin's. Next time, we plan on visiting Harbor Docks and Louisiana Lagniappe. Can't wait for next time! The owners also have a 2 BR in this same building (Chateau Champagne) that we may try out too for a smaller crowd!
Thanks so much Gerry & Diane for sharing your home with us!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Beach & Gulf-Front 3 BR Penthouse, Destin Towers, Your Family Deserves the Best!
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Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Luxury With Elegance!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Recently, 4 of my 5 sisters, my husband and I enjoyed a superb 7 night stay in the lovely and luxurious Villa Champagne. This spacious and tastefully decorated Penthouse condo is so comfortable; we didn’t want to leave at the end of our vacation. We had fun cooking several meals in the well-furnished and large kitchen. My husband and I were quite impressed with the huge shower and enjoyed the private balcony off the master bedroom. There was plenty of room on the main balcony where all of us enjoyed our lazy mornings, drinking coffee, watching the surf, and sisters sharing childhood memories while making precious new memories as we chatted the morning away. Our dining experiences at Dewey Destin and Pompano Joe’s were great. The harbor side atmosphere and delicious crab cakes at Dewey Destin made a perfect evening for us, and we also enjoyed a tasty meal, beach side atmosphere and live music at Pompano Joe’s. We treasure the days we spent on this beautiful beach and had so much fun playing in the crystal clear ocean water.

All of us highly recommend the Villa Champagne, and we can’t imagine staying anywhere else in Destin. Gerry and Diane are so pleasant and easy to work with. We called Gerry while we were there and secured our next visit with them in the fall of 2012.
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Austin, TX
5

Very nice and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Our family had the opportunity to experience this condo this past August and we thoroughly enjoyed! We have stayed at another unit in Destin Towers in the past, but it was not available for the dates we wanted this year. They referred us to the Champagnes and their unit. I found Gerry very engaging and helpful. Once we got to the unit, it was wonderful. It is one of the larger units in Destin Towers, which provided much room and comfort for our family. Gerry was very responsive to the couple of minors questions we had during the stay.

I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking to stay in a large, comfortable unit in a small condo tower with wonderful direct access to the Destin beach.

Best wishes,
The McCamants
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/5
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
Emerald Coast Parkway (Hwy 98 East)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Grafitti, Hog's Breath, AJ's, & many others within
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kelly Plantation, Emerald Bay, Regatta Bay & more
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Back Porch Beach Restaurant, & many others within
Car: recommended

Destin is located in the Florida panhandle, on Florida's 'Emerald Coast,' between Pensacola and Panama City.

TRAVEL CHANNEL SELECTS DESTIN AS 'BEST FAMILY BEACH 2013

Beautiful Destin and its Beach on the Gulf of Mexico have repeatedly been selected by travelers as a favorite beach and family destination. Travel Channel viewers voted the Destin Beach as the world-best 'Best Family Beach 2013' in March 2013. Go to Travel Channel's website and search 'best beach' for details. Destin, was also voted the 'Best Beach' in the USA by the readers of USA Today. In the 2007 Southern Living 'Destin Family Beach Guide' Destin Towers was specifically reviewed and designated a 'Top Pick' Destin beach condo resort. Destin has the distinction of being selected as the 'Best Beach' and the 'Best Family Destination' for 13 years in a row by the readers of Southern Living Magazine

Destin is a vibrant beach resort town, with excellent shopping - including the all new Destin Commons and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall - fine restaurants, and active night life, especially in the spring and summer. Two lovely waterfront walking/shopping areas - Harbor Walk Village (2.5 miles, 5 minute drive from Destin Towers) and Baytowne Wharf (8 miles, 15 minute drive) features numerous fine restaurants and strolling areas for the kids. Grocers are less than 5 minutes away. Fine shopping is available at the new Destin Commons Mall (10 minutes), and brand-name discount shopping is available nearby (15 minutes) Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall.

Destin is known for its sugar white beaches and clear and calm aqua Gulf waters. Destin is famous as a family destination. Choose Destin and Villa Champagne for the beach vacation of a lifetime.

Other Activities: Deep sea fishing. Destin harbor provides easy access to Gulf of Mexico.

Golf: Golfer's paradise with a wide selection of fine golf courses within 15 minutes; all open to the public.

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Availability & Rates

Destin Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 13 2014 - May 23 2014
$379
$399
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,595
4 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
May 24 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,850
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer Discount
Aug 9 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$379
$399
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,565
4 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$279
$299
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,895
4 nights
 
 
Snowbird - Winter Discount
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 20 2015
$219
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,395
$2,995
3 nights
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,850
7 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
$379
$2,595
3 nights
 
 
Peak Summer
May 23 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,850
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$379
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (per visit) $145.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Must be 26 yrs old to rent.

Pets and smoking prohibited by condo rules.

A written rental agreement is required to complete the reservation. The agreement will be sent by email as an attachment to the confirmation email. The completed, signed agreement can be scanned and emailed back, or mailed to: Chateau Champagne, 3179 Marcus Pointe Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505.

Questions? Call 850 206 2725.
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Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 15
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Water Cooler
  • Activities Guide
  • Security System
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Laundry Soap
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Maps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full (double) sleeper sofa in LR, roll away bed
    Other - 1 twin/ single , Twin Roll Away Bed
  • The love seat in the living room converts into a full size (double) sleeper sofa. There is also a roll away twin bed, most suitable for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Sand Box
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • marina
  • water parks
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • paragliding
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • water skiing
Notes:
Two elevators serve only 45 units - you won't be spending valuable vacation time waiting for the elevator. The pool is not heated in winter. Beach service is available for a fee from March 1 - October 31. Not available in winter (November through February).
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