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17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Destin Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Holiday Surf & Racquet Club on Exclusive Holiday Isle!

This condominium is direct Gulf-front at its best! Located at the ever-popular Holiday Surf and Racquet Club on exclusive Holiday Isle. A peninsula surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Destin Harbor. View sugar white sand and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico right from your own living room and private balcony!

You don't have to cross the road to enjoy the surf here. Removed from US Highway 98 traffic, but minutes from restaurants, shopping, boat docks, fishing, golf, and amusements. Walk or jog on Holiday Isle's two and a half miles of sidewalk's, or bike through its quiet neighborhood streets. Nothing else in Destin can compare!

This one bedroom, one bath, third floor unit sleeps four... With a king sized bed in the master bedroom and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room. The cook will find a fully-equipped kitchen... With a view of the Gulf of Mexico to boot! Dining table seats six. Note: Minimum rental age 25. No Pets. No Smoking.

Just outside Holiday Surf's door you can step into our heated pool... or take a few steps across sugar white sand to swim in the beautiful emerald green water of the Gulf of Mexico. Holiday Surf offers two lighted tennis courts and separate men's and women's exercise facilities on-site. Opportunities for windsurfing,

parasailing, snorkeling, and fishing can be found along the beach too.


An easy walk along the beach will take you to the 'jetties,' where Gulf and Harbor meet, a spot well-known for great snorkeling and diving. And the perfect place for the end of the day... Here you can watch a parade of boats returning from Gulf to harbor as, behind them, the sun sinks into the Gulf of Mexico.

Only a few minutes' drive will take you to Destin Harbor... home of Destin's world-class charter fishing fleet, plus sailing excursions, sunset cruises, pleasure boat rentals, diving, and snorkeling trips... also, wonderful water-view restaurants and fun dockside bars. Nearby are abundant shopping opportunities... from exclusive boutiques to outlet stores, antiques, and art to sandals and bathing suits. Numerous golf courses and amusement parks are only a short drive away.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About The Owner

I grew up in the Midwest but I had close relatives living in south Florida and the Keys so I spent a lot of time there. South Florida got so crowded I was looking for a place to live that was as beautiful and more like old Florida. Destin is that place.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why The Owner chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

That's easy. It's gulf front.

What makes this condo unique

It's quiet and peaceful on the peninsula yet a few miles from shopping, clubs and restuarants.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Welcome to Direct Gulf Front!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The beach is so beautiful! The area is quiet and isolated but close to great restaurants and shopping. The condo was very clean and the staff at Holiday Surf was great. Out the front door and a few steps to the gulf. I'm definately coming back as soon as I can

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and 2 children (3 year old and 3 month old). The condo was the right size for us. The one bedroom has a master bed and then my 2 year old slept on the pullout couch bed. I wouldn't want to sleep on this couch bed as an adult, you probably wouldn't be able to stand the next day your back would be so jacked up, but it is great for teens and below in age. The kitchen had all the accoutrements we needed to cook breakfast and prepare simple lunches. The A/C in this place was awesome and kept us chilly at night. The patio is a good size and has a good view, though you do have to look past the swimming pool and tennis courts to see the ocean, but still a first-class view. We had breakfast out there every morning. one of the best features is that included in the price is a "beach setup", which is two beach chairs and an umbrella (which is essential when on the beach). This was critical and eased my burden of carting all our crap down to the beach.

The complex in general was quiet this time of year which was great. The pool is a basic, no thrills pool but served its purpose. Plenty of seating around the pool for lounging. The location of the complex is great, being <3 miles for everything Destin (grocery store, entertainment, countless restaurants, shopping, activities, etc). Also, the walk to the beach is negligible as this place is on the beach, all you have to do is walk over a bridge over the sand dunes and you are on the beach.

I would recommend this place to anyone. The price was a good value for what you can expect to receive. I have no complaints whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was sufficient, view was great. King bed and pillows were nice. Sleeper sofa not best if planning to use for extra bed but if not it's great. Kitchen area with all you need, nice large closet. Plenty towels left for us so didn't have to wash any during stay. Again view was great and great location right on the beach. Resort has nice workout room, air hockey, tennis courts, shuffle, vending machines, nice pool, clean and nice staff, gated for security. We enjoyed it and would stay there again. Can't say enough about view and location. Best view I'd ever had staying in Destin and I've been there several years in a row for vacation. Owners of this condo were nice and easy to deal with, great rates.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA

Exceptionally clean and fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this condo during the month of January. Check-in was very smooth and easy, even though we arrived hours before check-in time. We found the condo to be exceptionally clean. The property is well-maintained and the staff were very friendly. So were the other guests, many of them snowbirds. Even though northern Florida can get chilly in the winter, this is a great choice for snowbirds because they schedule fun activities.

This unit's balcony is nicely protected from the wind so we could soak up the warm sun, even on chilly breezy days when you would need a jacket elsewhere. Other attributes to this unit and property that we especially appreciated are:

- well-stocked kitchen has everything you need;

- good strong and reliable internet;

- ample linens -- more than we needed

- it's non-smoking

- exercise room is just steps away and well equipped with free weights, machines, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and tv's

- heated pool

- nice hot sauna

- the beach is wide and clean, white, and sugary soft. just gorgeous. enjoyed watching the dolphins cruise by several times.

- location. only a few other condos and houses are in the immediate area so it's not wild and crazy but a quick easy drive to shops, restaurants (recommend Another Broken Egg for outstanding breakfasts), and other attractions like boat rental, fishing charters, water park, miniature golf, etc.

Thank you for making your condo available for rent. I love your decor, especially the art on the walls. My only suggestion is that the kitchen could use a pair of scissors. We really liked the Destin area and hope to return some time in the summer to enjoy all the water activities that are available.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo and Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo in September and we were so pleased with the location and view. The condo is directly on the beach and has everything you need to enjoy your time in Destin. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we loved the set up on the condo- bedroom in back (separated by the hallway and kitchen) and living area in front. It was the perfect size for our small family. Thank you again to Randy, the owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susanne, Thanks so much for staying with us and the great review! We hope you can come back. Happy Holidays, Randy and Patty
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Shelbyville, Ky

Great Deal!!

  • 5 of 5

Great Experience!! Wonderful owner and easy to work with management group! Which is a great way to have the benefits with working one on one with owner but management company available for any problems or questions. Super easy check in and great extras! GREAT location and best beach! Can't say enough good things and this was a wonderful first time VRBO experience. Thank you again to Randy the owner for taking the time to make sure we had the best family vacation!! We did!! And coming back in Spring!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thanks so much for the great review! Thank you for staying with us. Hope you can come back. Happy Holidays. Randy and Patty
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Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 3 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Processing $34
Refundable damage deposit $300

Snowbirds January and February $1,100.00 a month


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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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