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DESTINATION DESTIN - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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DESTINATION DESTIN - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Southbay by the Gulf Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our 'Home Away from Home' in Southbay by the Gulf, a well furnished townhouse with three bedrooms that has all the amenities you need for a perfect vacation. Our spacious home is ideal for families or friends vacationing together.

Take a pleasant stroll across a picturesque footbridge over a scenic fresh water lake to reach the stunning sugar white beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf. It's only minutes away from your front door. Enjoy a swim in one of the four private pools (one heated and two kiddie pools). Play tennis on one of the two tennis courts or take your chances at a game of shuffle board. In the evening take time out to watch some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from the gazebo located on the beach.

*Three bedrooms

*Two Queen beds, two twin beds(sleeps six people)

*Two and a half baths

*Linens provided (Please bring your own beach towels)

*Cable TV, DVD, Stereo

*Fully equipped kitchen

*Washer and Dryer in unit

*Beach Service available

*High Speed Internet

Destin is 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village' and home to ten championship golf courses, diverse and unique restaurants and a fabulous night life. Shop in one of the world's largest outlet malls or browse through the many one of a kind shops in the area. Enjoy the nearby amusement and water parks and much more in this beautiful vacation paradise. Destin has something for everyone.

Park the car at your own front door, un-pack and enjoy a relaxing vacation!!

Make Your Reservation Today!

*Check-In: 4 PM

*Check-Out: 10 AM

We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25 or to college students. All persons under the age of 25 must be accompanied by parents or guardians during the entire stay. $200 Security Deposit Required upon booking. Security Deposit reverts to Damage Deposit upon check-in. Deposit is not applied to rent but held in reserve and promptly refunded provided no damage to unit or contents. Balance of fees due 30 days prior to check in.

Payable by personal cheque, money order or bank draft.

Cancellation policy applies.

Three night minimum stay for all nightly rentals.

Keywords: Townhouse

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
62%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

April 2014

From the Northern parts of Wisconsin, our stay in Destin was relaxing and the condo was a PERFECT place for our family. Despite flash floods upon arrival and our stay starting off in the 50's, the Babineau condo was welcoming and truly home away from home! We enjoyed the beach during the day and evening. My boys (4 & 8) enjoyed the walk looking for turtles and sea shells. Proud to say future beach bums!

We did go to the Gulfarium and were amazed by the animals and display. Dolphin show was an added treat. Enjoyed a delicious dinner at McGuires- definitely a place to dine. I'm not a bread person but the homemade bread there is amazingly delicious. SouthBay is a very peaceful place and safe place for families! Enjoyed a couple days on the beach without being too crowded.

Simply lovely. My dad enjoyed fresh seafood at Bubba Gump's as well before leaving.

Thanks for a great place to stay in Paradise!
Apr 2014
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
business
Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82113vb
-(905) 607-2160 (Toronto, Canada)
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
South Carolina
5

Lovely home and area

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time in Destin. Your home is so lovely and we enjoyed ourselves so much! The beach was fabulous and the water incredibly clear. After having vacationed on Atlantic beaches for the past 15 years, we may never go again. The beach in Destin was by far the best we have ever been too and we have now found our new vacation spot!

We enjoyed several area restaurants. Our favorite was Gilligans and the kids really enjoyed Fudpuckers. They were able to feed the alligators (look in local coupon books for a free voucher for alligator food), hold an alligator and they had a hoola-hoop contest for the kids on the dance floor. They really had a great time and the food was good too (try the pineapple slaw).

The outlet malls are not too far away, 20 minutes maybe depending on traffic. The grocery store across the street was very convenient as well as Target.

We will definitely be returning.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review . We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed our home and Destin with all it has to offer. Vacations are such wonderful time spent together. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
business
Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82113vb
-(905) 607-2160 (Toronto, Canada)
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

We are a retired couple living in the Kansas City area. We stayed in Destin at this townhouse for 6

  • 5 of 5
The property was great. It had everything that we were looking for. We are ages 69 and 87. Our grandchildren visited and were 11-18, as well as their parents. It offered something for everyone. The townhouse itself was very nice, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was really, really well stocked with equipment. The décor was beautiful and it was very clean. The owners were so friendly, helpful and gracious. They could not have been better. The complex was in a great location for restaurants and shopping, we could walk if we wanted to. On one side out of the parking lot was businesses and the other was the beach. The pictures of the complex and the townhouse are true. My husband and grandson went deep sea fishing on the Sweet Jody and caught lots of fish, they will do that again. Our son played golf and the girls shopped. We also attended a wonderful church there. We purchased shrimp the size of your hand and cooked them our self, great. All in all it was a great trip, we have had motor homes and done winters overseas and Mexico, this is just as good. My daughter said the sand was the prettiest of anyplace she had ever been. We will go back. I might add we celebrated 47 years of marriage in Destin and enjoyed it immensely.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Deloris and Donald. Thank you for your lovely review of our home in Destin. We enjoyed having you as guests and were delighted to know that you had such a good time and that your son and grandchildren were able to come for a visit.
I have yet to try deep sea fishing but have watched the boats come in at A.J's during the annual Fishing tournament in October. I guess you must have had a wonderful fish fry that night. Next time you are there you have to try the Royal Red Shrimps if they are in season; they taste just like lobster.
I have to say that like the girls I have done my fair share of shopping when I am there.
We hope we have the pleasure of having you and your family stay with us again in the future.
There is always something going on in Destin so you will never get tired of it or our beautiful beach.
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Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82113vb
-(905) 607-2160 (Toronto, Canada)
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Jackson, MO
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
This condo is centrally located and has just about everything you need. We had a very relaxing stay, and will definitely be interested in renting this unit again when we return to Destin. The owner is very easy to work with.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hello Catherine,
Thank you for your positive review of our home. We would love to have you and your family stay with us again in the future.
business
Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82113vb
-(905) 607-2160 (Toronto, Canada)
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

One of the best locations to stay in Destin

  • 5 of 5
For several years, we have been looking for the ideal location - near the beach, close to shopping, good restaurants nearby, away from the winter weather of the north, good value - for our winter vacation. We found it this year. The beach is, by far, the nicest we have seen and it is only a 5 minute walk, through the Southbay property, to get there. Winn Dixie is right across the street when you need groceries. A lot of great stores are available within a short drive, including an Outlet Mall just east of Southbay. The weather is very pleasant - good for walking or using the heated pool. The restaurants - we went to about 8 in a month - are very good, and most are very reasonable. The accommodations are comfortable - suitable for 6 people - and quite inexpensive, compared with many other rentals in Destin, and certainly less costly than in mid-to-south Florida, or even along the Alabama or Mississippi coast. What a bargain! We highly recommend this location.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Glen,

Thank you so much for your informative review. There really is a lot to explore in the area and of course you cannot find a more beautiful beach. I am sure the month seemed to fly by. It was a pleasure working with you and we hope that you are able to come back and stay with us again in the future.

Have a wonderful summer

Dennie, Terry and Talbot Babineau
business
Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82113vb
-(905) 607-2160 (Toronto, Canada)
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
St. Louis
5

Southbay by the Gulf is a Winner - Quaint, easy going, non-crowded complex in the heart of Destin!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Southbay. The complex is right in the heart of Destin right accross from Winn Dixie. The condo was big enough for the six of us to each have some private space to relax. We closed down the pool most evenings (closes at 10) that is steps from the door after spending most of the day at the beach. There was a BBQ grill already there that we used several times. The owner was very easy to work with and very easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello John,

Thanks so much for your review. It is so nice to know that the six of you were able to spend lots of time relaxing and just enjoying the house, complex, beach and pool. Vacations are so important and we hope all our guests are able to just kick back and enjoy their time away with family and friends. It has been a pleasure working with you and we certainly hope you come back for a visit in the near future.

Terry, Dennie & Talbot Babineau
business
Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p82113vb
-(905) 607-2160 (Toronto, Canada)
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Louidiana
5

Wonderful Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5
We had a blast in Destin - We enjoyed our vacation!! The condo was great and well stocked with anything that we needed - towels, kitchen appliances, ironing board, washer and dryer, etc. Short walk to the beach with in the condo complex which was beautiful and so much fun. Dennie and Terry were great!! Thank you for sharing you home with us!!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Kacey and Micheal

What a nice note. We are so pleased you and your family had a great vacation and enjoyed staying in our home. We hope you will come back and stay with us again in the future we would love to have you.

Dennie, Terry, & Talbot Babineau

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Other Activities: shopping, boating, parasailing, miniature golf, shuffleboard

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Southbay by the Gulf Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Spring
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$149
$1,040
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,279
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 18 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$149
$1,040
 
 
Summer
May 9 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$935
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$95
$659
$1,318
 
 
Winter
Oct 24 2015 - Feb 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$139
$709
$1,418
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We require a $200.00 deposit at booking that converts to a security deposit upon arrival which is promptly refunded upon assessment that there is no damage to our home or it's contents.
The balance which includes the rental, cleaning fees, and Florida State Taxes are is due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made by bank draft, money order, or certified check.
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Amenities

Southbay by the Gulf Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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