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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Mainsail Resort Condo Rental Photos and Description

True beach front condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Two bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; living room; 50 foot front balcony with connecting side balcony; dining room; full kitchen; laundry area; sleeps up to 8; SEE ACTIVE LINK FOR CONDO VIDEO

Mainsail is located in a family friendly community with beach, shopping and eating places within walking distance. Mainsail resort complex is located directly on the beach with no roads to cross to get to Gulf.

Two bedroom condominium sleeps up to 8 people in beds. Pak N Play available for small children. This beach front condo on the third floor has a rare 70 foot wrap around balcony that gives you an unobstructed 270 degree view of the crystal white beach, emerald water and surrounding area – they just don’t make balconies like this anymore! Whether it is a volleyball game on the beach, pelicans fishing in the surf, dolphins playing in the emerald water, fishing boats leaving Destin harbor, or a beautiful setting sun; you can view it all from the wrap around balcony that can be access from the living room, dining room and master bedroom. It is also great for catching the sun rise with early morning coffee, watching beach activities, sunbathing, reading, hanging out or enjoying evening cocktails as you watch the sun drop into the fire-red waters. You can dine al fresco on the side balcony, and watch the moon, surf and stars after dark.


1315 square feet inside plus front balcony and connecting side balcony

Beachfront with panoramic views of Gulf from 3rd floor

Unobstructed Gulf view from every room

Open room design with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors in living room, dining room and master bedroom

Master bedroom, living room and dining room have sliding glass doors to balcony

Porcelain tile and stone floors except for carpet in guest bedroom

Updated granite and marble countertops throughout unit

3 bedrooms; one king in master; two twins in guest; queen Murphy bed in dining room back wall; queen hide-a-bed in sectional sofa in living room

2 full baths

Master bath with walk in shower with dual shower sprays

Master bath has two sinks in separate dressing area with closets/storage

Guest bath with tub/shower and single sink

Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops; side-by-side refrigerator, glass-topped GE stovetop with oven below, GE microwave oven, dishwasher,

Kitchen has coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, popcorn popper

Second refrigerator and ice maker in wet bar

West facing dining area with 6 chairs/round table (in room with Murphy bed)

Breakfast bar with 4 stools facing kitchen

Washer/dryer; iron and ironing board

Digital cable TV in each room; three DVD players

New 37-inch flat screen HDTV in living room

Free Wi-Fi network in unit (vpn protected)

Tinted windows and sliding glass doors throughout condo

Blackout drapes or plantation shutters to manage light in all bedrooms

Central air/heating and ceiling fans in every room

Chairs, bench and side tables on main porch

Dining table and 4+ chairs on side porch facing east

Keyless door locks

Elevator and stairs close by; two elevators in building

Covered parking under tennis courts with dry walkway all the way to the condo

Beach service (2 chairs and umbrella) complimentary in season


Ready year around; check calendar for availability; call owner or e-mail for information. Bank credit cards accepted.


No smoking unit. Guest pets are not allowed by Mainsail by-laws. We do not rent to guests under 25 years of age. You must provide proof of age.


Boardwalks to beach with fresh water showers

Walking distance from major shopping, dining, bank, ATM, drugstore, grocery and beverage

Gated community

On site security manned 24/7/365

4 lighted tennis courts


Workout room

Two swimming pools (North pool heated) with chairs/tables on decks with cabana

Gated kiddy pool with water feature

Outdoor hot tub

Toilets/dressings rooms near each pool

Basketball Court

700 ft of private beach on 15 acres

Covered parking

Outdoor picnic area on cabana with BBQ grills near both pools

Video game room

Directly on the beach – no roads to cross

Public computer for internet access in Mainsail office

Mainsail office open business hours

Direct access to over 20 miles of bike/pedestrian path in front of Mainsail entrance gate

Open grassy area between buildings

Beach volleyball court on beach


Fishing---Boating---Snorkeling/Diving, Golf---Shelling---Antiquing, Jet Skiing---Parasailing---Waterskiing, Swimming---Sun Bathing---Windsurfing, Restaurants---Shopping--- Spas/massage therapy, Movie Theaters---Biking---Sailing, Fitness Centers---Theme parks---Surfing, Kayaking---Miniature Golf---Basketball, Walking---Sight seeing---Gulf Shore National Seashore, Bird watching---Water parks---Beachcombing, Live Theater


Hospital, Library, Museums, Medical clinics, Churches, Banks, Airports, Zoo, Marina

Beach is patrolled by Walton County sheriff and trash picked up daily

Keywords: 2BR/2BA Condominium with great unobstructed GULF FRONT VIEWS in family oriented community

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Charles (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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About Charles

In 1985 we were a family of 5 that enjoyed vacationing in Destin with our family and friends. As our children grew up, the beach provided an ideal venue to connect with them and the grandkids without the distractions of Atlanta. We have enjoyed ALL of the activities available in and around Mainsail. Our family has now grown to 14, and we still enjoy sharing time with our family and friends here at the condo on the beach.

Charles purchased this condo in 1985

Why Charles chose Mainsail Resort

When we were first married, we moved to Pensacola and for the next 10 years we fell in love with the beautiful beaches in the Florida panhandle. After being away for about 15 years, we returned to Atlanta and re-discovered the beaches in the Destin area. The Mainsail complex had just one building at that time, so when they built the next three buildings we decided that we must have a beachfront condo at Mainsail. We chose unit 231 primarily because of its location right on the beach with a balcony that over looks the white sand and the beautiful blue green water. The third floor location is perfect as it is an easy walk up the stairs and high enough to see a panoramic view of the beach and surrounding area.

What makes this condo unique

We have enjoyed many adventures from Gulf shores (Alabama) to Mexico Beach (East of Panama City) while staying at Mainsail. After all of these years, we still cannot decide whether we prefer the sandy beach or the swimming pools ( the heated North pool is REALLY NICE in the winter.) We have enjoyed fishing from Destin harbor; sailing in the gulf and bay; we have even had a wedding on the beach with a reception at one of the pools. It is always fun to go out to eat, whether it is seafood or a steak at one of the excellent restaurants nearby. And having a take-out pizza or boiled shrimp with a good wine on the balcony is not a bad way to watch the sun dive into the Gulf at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sorry this took so long but just returned from France and still getting caught up. Our visit to your condo was wonderful. We truly love the location and it was a pleasure to rent from you. We all enjoyed your condo and of course look forward to doing it again next year. We were very happy campers.

Thanks, Jill
May 2013
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average rating of 4.714286 based on 44 reviews

Emerald Coast

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 days at this condo. It is right on the beach with easy beach access. Owners are very easy to work with. Loved the keyless entry (uses keypad). Makes check in easy. There is a wrap around porch. Sunrise and sunsets are to far left and right vs in front of you, but still pretty. Beach was uncrowded and 2 chairs with umbrella come with unit. Unfortunately, we went the last week of March and a front blew in making it a bit cold and windy. We used the small gym in the complex. My husband loved the bike trail as he brought his bike.

Destin is a busy place with lots of restaurants and shops. This condo is nice and comfortable but older.

For owners, I would suggest coffee filters and Kleenex box. Everything else was there. Thanks for the stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The kleenex is a great idea. We must have run out of coffee filters, or they were hidden in a kitchen cabinet. We have asked our housekeeper to put them in plain sight in the future, and we have asked her to keep kleenex in the bathrooms.


  • 5 of 5

This is how the add read when we were looking for a condo. Awesome Gulf Front Beach View from Huge Wrap Around Balcony 2 Bedrooms+ • 2 Bathrooms • Sleeps 8 • Mainsail #288929 We both want to say that this condo lived up to so much more than the add it is beautiful. The view of the gulf was wonderful as you could see both sunrise and sunset which you could enjoy from inside or outside on the deck which adds so much more to the space of the condo. The condo was very inviting to my wife as myself with a cement penguin on the porch and an elephant lamp in the front room and I collect penguins and my wife collects elephants. We had some of our family visit us and it held the 8 of us very well. We had a wonderful family time together. So a Big thank you to Charles and Suanne for sharing your beautiful condo with Bev and I and our family. March 15, 2015.

Pastor Ken and Bev Harger from Michigan

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kent Island, MD

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended stay and enjoyed every day! The condo is spacious, well appointed, and beautiful both inside and out. The view of the gulf was striking as you could see both sunrise and sunset which you could experience from the large wrap around deck or throughout the condo (except the guest bedroom). Charles and Suanne were very helpful and working with them was a pleasure. This truly was a great place and we hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at this condo. The decor is very beachy but high quality, TV's in every room, fully stocked kitchen, etc. The ocean views from all the rooms (except kids bedroom) are great and the wrap around balcony was perfect. We had coffee out there and just soaked in the beach and ocean. The unit is also close (but not too close) to the elevators and trash chute, which was nice. It's in a less crowded area of Mirimare (about five to ten minutes away from Destin) which was great since the beaches were not too crowded. There were always beach chairs available (but you need to be at the beach by 8:45 am to get a beach front chair).

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Family vacation on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Condo was everything we expecded. The view was awesome and is one of the most enjoyable features of this unit. We will return the next opportunity we have. Thank you Charles and Suanne for sharing your beautiful Condo with the Breaux family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Trussville, AL

Great Trip!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved your place! It's in a great location as is a wonderful unit. We loved the view! Any minor issues we had were quickly addressed by the owners. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Destin Commons
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Just across the Emerald Coast Parkway are hundreds of deals."
Village-Baytowne Wharf
"Baytowne Warf has great views of the bay with walkways, kids playgrounds, bars, restaurants ..."
Capt Dave's on the Gulf
"great crab claws with the fixin's--right on the beach"
"Located in the shopping center just outside the Mainsail entry gate"
"Located in front of the Silver Sands Mall. Fast and healthy food is available."
Ocean Club Restaurant
"Ocean Club Restaurant has an "early bird special" that is always good. Live music some nights."
Destin Commons
Buster's Oyster Bar & Grill
"Nice sports bar for a quick meal with lots of TV and seafood"
Tuscany Italian Bistro
"Good Italian food in a relaxed setting. Live music in the bar most evenings. Excellent cal..."
Grocery and shopping center
"Winn-Dixie grocery, fish market, beverage store, Dollar General, Chinese Restaurant dry cle..."
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
"Resort on both sides of US 98 with beaches, restaurants, spas, convention center, golf, ten..."
US Post Office
"Miramar Beach Beach Post Office; open Monday-Saturday."
Mainsail Condominiums
"Our condo is on the third floor of the front of the west building at Mainsail condominiums."
Bike/Pedestrian Path
"Over 20 miles of bike and pedestrian paths directly outside Mainsail gate. This paved path ..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach , symbol VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buster's Sports Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Destin Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Emerald Coast Parkway (US highway 98)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Panera Bread; Cheeseburger in Paradise; Carabbas
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
300 feet in front of the wrap around balcony
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery and shopping center
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Shopping Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Buster's Restaurant and shopping center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandestin Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike/Pedestrian Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
U.S. Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Mainsail Condo
Car: recommended

Destin, Florida area is known for the whitest sand on the planet. The clear emerald waters and mild climate make it a vacationer's dream. Deep sea fishing, golf, swimming, sunbathing, shelling, bird watching, shopping and eating out are activities that can be enjoyed every day. The Destin area has all of the ingredients for the perfect family vacation. Across from Mainsail is Silver Sands, one of the largest discount shopping malls in the USA. Restaurants, ATM, groceries, drugstores, shopping, banks, etc. are within walking distance. Twenty-plus mile paved bike/pedestrian trail running from the city of Destin on the west to the village of Seaside on the east just outside Mainsail gate.

Mainsail condo 231 is true beachfront in the center of the action, with a spacious 70 foot wrap around balcony that has a wide angle unobstructed view of the Gulf 24/7/365. SEE ACTIVE LINK on the other page of this listing FOR A VIDEO TOUR OF OUR CONDO.

Other Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing, Walking on the Beach, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Mini golf, Shuffleboard, Hot Air Ballooning, Sailing, Personal watercraft rentals, Museums, Live Theater, Wine Tasting

Golf: Over 25 public golf courses are within a 20 mile drive from Mainsail 231. In addition, there are several private and private/public courses to choose from. Golfing is a year around activity in Destin, and most courses have rental equipment if you didn't bring your 'sticks'.

Downtown Destin features a spectacular boardwalk on the harbor featuring boat rentals, deep sea fishing charters, rock climbing and zip lining, etc. Many shops, restaurants and bars line the harbor to make it a great place to watch the fishing boats come in and out of Destin's famous harbor. There are many special events like live music, fireworks, air shows, etc. most weekends.

Mainsail is a low density family-oriented resort with two swimming pools, a hot tub, separate kiddie pool and water feature, four lighted tennis courts, covered car parking and many other amenities available to all guests. With the Silver Sands Mall across the street, even a rainy day can be a special day to browse the many shops and eating places. There is never time to complete your 'bucket list' of things to do at Mainsail and the near-by beaches.


Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Mainsail Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Dec 5 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning Fee $145.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Reservations are for 7 nights, from Saturday-to-Saturday during the SUMMER , May 23-Aug 14, 2015 where the base charge is $2700/week. Contact owner for best rates anytime.

A $300 refundable damage deposit is due with the balance payment.

We are looking for long term winter guests for 2015/2016.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Mainsail Resort Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1315 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , updated floor tile with sink enclosed in storage cabinet
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , shower and toilet in separate room from sinks
  • Bath area consists of a dressing room with a large closet,extra storage chest and two sinks in storage cabinets with granite countertops. Shower has dual heads and is a 'walk-in' style located in room with toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom opens to side balcony and main living area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , guest bedroom connects to main living area via a hall
    Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , bedroom connects to living area and main balcony
  • King size beds (1), clothes closets, chest of drawers, night stands, etc. in master bedroom. Master bedroom connects to master bath and side balcony via sliding doors with large windows with clear beach views. Twin or Single Beds (2), storage closets, night stand, etc. in guest bedroom that connects to hallway with guest bath. Baby Cribs (1) Pak N Play available; must be requested before rental begins as it is normally stored outside of condo. Sleep Sofa (1) Queen hide-a-bed in living room sectional sofa. Murphy Beds (1) Queen size Murphy bed located in dining area room connected to kitchen via pocket door and front hall by doorway; sliding doors to main balcony and large windows facing the beach in this room.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Exceptional Gulf views from every room; 1315 square feet inside on 3rd floor plus 70 ft. beachfront wrap around balcony;Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors in living room, dining room and master bedroom leading to balcony; Open room design with fully equipped kitchen separated from living room by breakfast bar for 4; wet bar and refrigerator in living room corner; Dining area for 6 in room with great sunset views; Walk in master bath shower with 2 sprays; Separate dressing area in master bath with 2 sinks; Guest bath has tub/shower and single sink. Tinted windows, Blackout drapes/plantation shutters to manage light in every room. Ceiling fans, Keyless door entry; Building has fire sprinkler system. Free beach service in season (2 chairs & umbrella), Balcony has bench, chairs & side tables. Dining table for 6 on balcony. Flat screen TV/DVD in main room and bedrooms. Sectional sofa in living room has hide-a-bed. Stairs and elevator nearby. Pak N Play available on request.

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