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Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Direct Gulf Front unit at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7, Internet

Rent directly from owner! The Best of the Best! This is a three bedroom, two bath condominium located directly on the beach. It is one of a select few end units in this complex offering an over sized private wraparound balcony. Located on the second floor this unit offers unparalleled views of both sunrises and sunsets. Free high speed Internet. Upscale cottage living on the beach! The Destin West Beach and Bay resort has everything for your next family vacation – huge state of the art fitness center – several swimming pools at your disposal as well as many spas. Enjoy the gulf front 5000 sq ft pool just steps away or use the walk over and unwind on the 700 foot Lazy River and waterfall swimming pool. Professionally decorated throughout, this Condominium has a tropical vacation theme sure to put you in that relaxing state of mind. As this is our personal unit we take great strides to keep in top condition!

More about Unit 202: The best views at Destin West! This condo directly faces the gulf and has an oversized wrap around balcony with access from the family room and master suite. Our balcony faces West, meaning you get the very best view of the beautiful sunset! Sit and watch the waves roll in or the kids at the 5000 square foot pool deck.

This Condo has a bed in every size! Master suite has a king, guest suite has a queen and the unique bunkroom has a full-size on bottom and a twin bed over it.. Plenty of room for everyone, comfortably sleeping seven.

TV and DVD player in the family room and in every bedroom. The rental condo is also equipped with High-speed Internet access.

Directly on the sparkling waters of the Gulf: Our rental condo is located on the 2nd floor and you can very easily use the stairs to get up to the unit or down to the pool. When you need the elevator for groceries or luggage, you are in luck as the elevator stops directly in front of our unit. Ours is most convenient and best placed rental condo unit at Destin West!!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai

So much to offer at Destin West

Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai purchased this condo in 2003

Why Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai chose Fort Walton Beach

Great Family location directly on the beach

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the use of your condo. We had a great time at your rental at Destin West. With so many pools my kids had a hard time deciding where to go next. The especially enjoyed the lazy river. The view of the beach in this gulf front unit was spectacular. It was great to be so close to the heart of Destin but with out the crowd. We will be back.
Jul 2010
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Direct Gulf Front unit at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort
average rating of 4.8 based on 33 reviews

My stay at the condo was fantastic! It was everything I hope for and more.!

  • 5 of 5

My stay st the condo unit 202 was wonderful! It exceeded my expectations. Beautiful, roomy and right on the beach. It was large enough for 6 people although there was only 2 of us. If you rent this condo you will not regret it! The pictures do not do it justice much nicer in real life!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate guests like you that take care or the unit as well. Hope to have you back soon
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Memphis, TN

Best unit in the best complex in Destin

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in Destin many times. This condo complex is easily the best place to stay: It has the proximity to the beach AND the amenities of multiple great pools and a really cool lazy river. If you have kids, the extra pools and lazy river mean they will never get board. Our routine is beach, pool, lazy river, repeat. And if you do stay in this complex, this unit is the best choice. You can't get any closer to the beach. And while other units that face the pool with a side view of the beach, this unit is one of the few that directly faces the ocean. It's the best!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Great Condo & A Great Place For Families...

  • 5 of 5

Greg was great to work with. The condo was great for our family. The grandkids had a great time. A lot for everyone to do. The location to the beach, pools, lazy river, pier and the boardwalk was so nice. The beach views from the balcony and from every window were amazing. We saw dolphins and the fire works right from our balcony. Would highly recommend room 202 to family and friends! : }

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad this was a great trip for you and your family - look forward to having you back
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Fall Break 14'

  • 4 of 5

Great condo at a great complex with ton to do and fantastic views, could not have asked for better.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. It was the perfect location for the beach and pool access-just like the website says. The condo was great and was very comfortable my family. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlant suburb


  • 5 of 5

This unit was wonderful. We vacationed with our 2 small children and our mother and never felt as if we were on top of each other. The views were breathtaking. The access to the beach, the pool and the water park were second to none. The unit was clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed for a wonderful beach vacation. We highly recommend this vacation home!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Beach
Okalossa Island

Directly on the Beach! Only 4 miles away from Destin. Avoid the Destin crowds by staying at Destin West.


Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early August 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016 -17
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1165 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is one of 10 direct gulf front units at Destin West ... you also have easy access to the Bay side of the resort on the walkover. For views from our balcony visit

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