BEACH-LOVER'S PARADISE! WIFI, FLATSCREEN TV'S, RESERVED PARKING!

Jeannie Carter

Advertiser since 2004
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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BEACH-LOVER'S PARADISE! WIFI, FLATSCREEN TV'S, RESERVED PARKING!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Southbay by the Gulf Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

Perfect getaway for relaxing in the Florida sun. This two story, two bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse, affectionately called the 'DREAM CHASER', is situated on the beach side of Highway 98 on a beautiful five-acre fresh water lake and just a three minute stroll through Southbay's tropical paradise to the sugar-white beach Destin is so famous for. Two huge balconies catch the sun and the Gulf breezes, and the large living area on the second floor is perfect for families or just a romantic getaway for two. This is where you wanna stay to make your vacation dreams come true!

This privately-owned, spacious, beautifully decorated townhouse offers everything you can imagine for the perfect beach vacation ... new 42 inch flatscreen TV in the living room and flatscreen TV's in the master bedroom and guest bedroom, wireless high-speed internet, DVD/CD player, two private balconies both w/patio furniture, grill, fully equipped kitchen, fresh linens, pillow-top kingsize bed, queensize bed and queensize sleeper sofa, private bathrooms for both bedrooms, reserved parking at the front door (no elevators), keyless entry, full-size washer & dryer and much more. There are beach toys for the kids.

Our ideal location gives you quiet, relaxing beach time, but is just minutes from a water park and amusement park for the kids. If you're looking for a little excitement in the evening, we're close to dozens of fantastic restaurants and night clubs. As an alternative, you can relax on the large upper balcony as you sip your favorite beverage, listen to tunes, grill fresh Florida seafood or steaks, and enjoy the ocean breeze as it sweeps across the lake.

Southbay's amenities include two swimming pools with restroom facilities, two lighted tennis courts, reserved parking for each unit, a freshwater lake for fishing from your deck or gazebo and 300 feet of private beach with beach service. Enjoy breath-taking sunsets from Southbay's gazebo located directly on the beach.

Book soon as the best times are going quickly! We look forward to your visit.

Sample of renters' comments:

* We had a wonderful time! Your home is fabulous! Now we are spoiled -- we can never stay anywhere but on the lake. Thank you for sharing your condo with us. Everything was perfect!!

* Your condo and Southbay far exceeded our expectations. The condo is so nicely decorated. Could not believe how convenient it is to everything, including the BEACH! We will gladly recommend your place to others and will definitely return next year. We really appreciate you taking a personal interest in making our stay the best it could possibly be. Thanks again for everything!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeannie Carter (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Jeannie Carter

When we were growing up our families always vacationed in Destin. We continued the tradition, but instead of building castles in the sand, we sat on the beach and daydreamed about someday having a place of our own in Destin. That dream came true in 2005 when we bought our first condo at Southbay by the Gulf, affectionately known as the 'Dream Chaser'. We love the beach and enjoy fishing, so we found the perfect getaway overlooking a beautiful 5-acre lake and just a short stroll to the beach through Southbay's tropical foliage. This is our piece of paradise and we enjoy it so much. We hope you will allow us to share it with you, your family and friends!

Jeannie Carter purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jeannie Carter chose Southbay by the Gulf

Southbay by the Gulf is a tropical paradise. The grounds and the buildings are very well-maintained. Southbay has many amenities including two swimming pools (one is heated), lighted tennis courts, clubhouse, reserved parking at your front door, 5-acre fishing lake, direct beach access, etc. It is in walking distance to restaurants, shops, water park, amusement park, grocery stores, and of course, the BEACH!

What makes this condo unique

You will enjoy this beautifully decorated two-story condo/townhouse. It has recently been updated with new stylish floor tile and carpet, fresh paint, renovated kitchen, and new accessories throughout. You have reserved parking right at the front door and a keyless entry, so no crowded elevators and no keys to keep up with. There are two bedrooms (kingsize and queensize) with adjoining baths downstairs and a queensize sleeper sofa upstairs. The spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry room are upstairs. Two large balconies overlook the lake and are perfect for relaxing while you enjoy your favorite beverage and watch the sunset. This is a place for making lasting memories and one that you will want to return to year after year!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have rented Dreamchaser at Southbay by the Gulf twice. We go again in May for the third time.



Why we like it:



-- One of the nicest Southbay units re: furnishings, large deck off living area and master bedroom, both overlooking the lake. Many units are not lake-front and have only little patios without much privacy.



-- You feel like you are staying in the owner's home rather than a cheaply furnished rental.



-- It is a short walk to the beach (all through the Southbay property with no roads to cross).



-- Good shopping just across the street.
May 2009
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV's, Reserved Parking!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV's, Reserved Parking!
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Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Independence, MO
5

First time Ocean goers!

  • 5 of 5
This was my families first time to see the ocean and I wanted to make it memorable, and boy did I!! Staying in the Dream Chaser was by far the best place I could have chosen! We had a few crazy things that happened (ie: wind flipping patio table and shattering it) but Jeannie was amazing in trying to fix things even when she was miles away. We loved everything about our trip and will for sure be staying at the Dream Chaser again!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am honored that you chose the Dream Chaser for your first beach experience. Thank you for sending pictures of the boys and their Dad on the beach. It's always nice to see the faces of my guests. Also, thank you for your patience and understanding about the patio table. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and I hope you will return to the Dream Chaser for you next Destin vacation.
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Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Birmingham, AL
5

Back at the Beach ... Love This Condo.

  • 5 of 5
It was great to be back to Destin after a long winter. The Dream Chaser was everything we hoped it would be. It was extremely clean and very well stocked and nicely decorated. We loved the privacy of the two decks overlooking the lake. Watching the ducks and turtles was a real treat. This was a very relaxing vacation. Thank you Jeannie for making the entire rental process easy and for recommending some really great places to eat and sites to see. We cannot wait to come back. Count on us to stay again at the Dream Chaser. We loved it!!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV's, Reserved Parking!
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Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Loving Destin

  • 5 of 5
This was my families first trip to Destin and we LOVED IT. The Dream Chaser was perfect, it was very clean very well organized and decorated. The balconies overlooking the lake was amazing my youngest son was able to fish from the balconies which made it very easy for me to watch him fish. (which he had rather do that than eat.) My teenage daughter had WIFI so everyone had something that made them happy my husband and I enjoyed the peace of sitting on the balconies with a cool breeze and just enjoying the view.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV's, Reserved Parking!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49278vb
+1 -(205) 613-0616
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Loving Destin

  • 5 of 5
This was my families first trip to Destin and we LOVED IT. The Dream Chaser was perfect, it was very clean very well organized and decorated. The balconies overlooking the lake was amazing my youngest son was able to fish from the balconies which made it very easy for me to watch him fish. (which he had rather do that than eat.) My teenage daughter had WIFI so everyone had something that made them happy my husband and I enjoyed the peace of sitting on the balconies with a cool breeze and just enjoying the view.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV's, Reserved Parking!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49278vb
+1 -(205) 613-0616
Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Cloyne, Ontario Canada
5

Doug & Helen, Cloyne, Ontario, Canada

Doug & Helen, Cloyne, Ontario, Canada
  • 5 of 5
Once again we enjoyed our 4 month winter vacation in Destin. Dream Chaser has everything you need in your home away from home. The owner always keeps the place up to date. This year we found the living room furniture had been replaced and new linens in the bedrooms and bathrooms. If there is ever a problem the owner gets on it right away. With three t.v.'s (all flat screens) you can always watch your favourite program while someone else is watching theirs. The beautiful emerald waters of the gulf is just steps away. The double decks make it great for entertaining or just sitting quietly reading a book. Restaurants, shopping, attractions are just a walk or short distance drive away.
Why not book your next vacation at Dream Chaser, Southbay, we're sure you won't be disappoined.
We have been vacationing at Southby for 14 years and can't say enough about our experience at
"Dream Chaser" over the last three years. We're sure you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beach-Lover's Paradise! Wifi, Flatscreen TV's, Reserved Parking!
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Southbay by the Gulf Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Sandersville, GA
5

Memorial Day 2012

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2012 Memorial Day weekend here and had a great experience. Loved the location and the unit. The upstairs living area is very spacious and there is great view of the bay from the balcony. Could see the Thursday nite fireworks from it! The resort is a good place to walk the dog, well maintained and the owner was easy to deal with. Very willing to share information and accessible. Would recommend to everyone unless you have trouble with stairs. Thank you Jeannie and we will call again!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park
Harborwalk Village
Harbor Docks
Walmart Supercenter
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant
Back Porch
Crab Island
Southern Star Dolphin & Sunset Cruises
Mellow Mushroom
McGuire's Irish Pub
A J's Restaurant
Lighthouse Restaurant
Dewey Destin Harbor Side
Fudpucker's-Destin Beachside
Winn-Dixie
Graffiti
Captain Dave's On the Gulf

Two pools both with restroom facilities, tennis courts, clubhouse, gazebo, lake, etc.

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Availability & Rates

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Southbay by the Gulf Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$149
$945
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Seven (7) night minimum stay during holidays. Checks and credit cards accepted.
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Amenities

Amenities

Southbay by the Gulf Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private full bath adjoins bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private full bath adjoins bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath with toilet and lav. Convenient to living area.
  • Full-size private bath connected to each bedroom. Half bath on main level.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen size Sleeper Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 1/2 baths (bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms), large flat screen TV's in living room and both bedrooms, WiFi, two large balconies both w/patio furniture and grill, reserved parking at front door (no elevators), keyless entry, nicely decorated, fully equipped, mesmerizing lake view, beach toys for the kids, very short stroll to the beach, beach service available.
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