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Newly renovated, professionally decorated, just 5 minutes from the Emerald Coast

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,568 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Award winning lazy river, with 7 magnificent pools and jaw dropping views

Destin West Heron 408 , is a 3 bedroom condo unit, facing Bay in New Destin West Resort. The best of the bay side!

The condo has a spacious, 1568 square feet, living area, along with a 222 square foot balcony. Unit is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit, which sleeps 6 to 7 people, with Pull out sofa in living room. It is a Bay front, forth floor unit, within feet of Pool, Beach and Grill. There are panoramic views of Bay and Pool from balcony. A Fully equipped, spacious kitchen, Washer and Dryer, High Speed Internet, and several Pools are just a few of the amenities available to you.

A 5000 square feet Pool and Kiddy Pool, with 700 feet Lazy River, 1 Pool heated with waterfall, and 3 Hot Tub Spa Pools, make for exciting water fun. In addition guests of our unit have use of private Heron bay side pool. There is also a state of the art exercise room and covered parking garage. Enjoy your view of the Choctawhatchee Bay, while the kids enjoy the lazy river.

View from Balcony: For views from our balcony visit our website at

More Details

Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai

We are three families that own both the Heron 408 and the Gulf side unit 202

Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai purchased this condo in 2005

Why Steve Higdon / Greg Bartholomai chose Fort Walton Beach

After owning the Gulf side unit we wanted to have a chance to experience both sides of this great resort.

What makes this condo unique

24/7 customer service with the owners.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great condo, we had so much fun staying here. This place has so much to do we mainly stayed and enjoyed the resorts pools and lazy river and beach. My 20 month old enjoyed the splash garden. We will definitely come back.
Jun 2012
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Fort Walton Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1568 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • see attatched rental agreement for additional terms
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • 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
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Plenty of room for an air mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Easy access to the Gulf Side of the property using the unique walk over. Complete beach to bay resort! For views from our balcony visit


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Newly renovated, professionally decorated, just 5 minutes from the Emerald Coast
average rating of 4.962963 based on 29 reviews
Maryville, TN

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our condo was great!! The ocean was pretty nasty due to June grass and recent storms but that didn't stop us from having a great time at the pool. My family had a great time using the lazy river and the other pools. We have 5 kids ranging 11-16 and they all enjoyed the stay. The room was very spacious and located in a great spot! We will definitely look at booking here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself
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Really nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

We lived on the balcony. Only thing to make this visit better would be if you could try to have more sunny days for our next visit? 😜�

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we will see what can be done on the weather
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A great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with the unit or the resort. Everything exceeded our expectations. Clean, family friendly and lots to do. We will visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! We loved having you and hope you comer back!! Thanks, Steve
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Etowah, Tennessee

Enjoyed the family environment, view of the lazy river, and the bay.

  • 4 of 5

Condo was wonderfully equipped for our family of 6. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! We loved having you and hope you comer back!! Thanks, Steve
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Harris/Daniels annual vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo. We had an amazing time as always. This is our 7th or 8th stay at this resort. The condo is cozy and comfortable and has everything needed for a wonderful stay. Thank you again! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks we are happy you stayed and look forward to your return
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Gorgeous views! Beautiful and clean condo! Has entertainment for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

The property and unit itself was gorgeous. The lazy river, pools, and hot tubs were entertaining for the entire family. The security staff ensured we were all safe and made sure everyone was following the rules to make the place fun for all. The condo itself was amazing, clean, and had everything we needed to dine in or out. The layout was big enough for everyone to stretch out and get comfortable. Every room had a view of the bay. We will be back next year. Thank you for providing us with such a great vacationing experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you for all your kind words - look forward to your return visit
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Old Bay Steamer
Emerald Coast Convention Center
Indian Temple Mound Museum
Howl at the Moon of NWF -- CLOSED
Publix Pharmacy
Fudpucker's On The Island
The Crab Trap
The Black Pearl
Air Force Armament Museum
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Donut Hole
McGuire's Irish Pub
Mellow Mushroom
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Destin Commons
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ft Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Ski
1397 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ft. Walton Beach

700 Foot Lazy river, Walkover to Gulf, Complete access to Gulf Side pool, kiddy splash park and Grotto pool and completely loaded workout facility




Additional information about rental rates

Clean $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

When booking through home away or VRBO they (HomeAway) will add a service fee to your request - The service fee is paid by the traveler when booking through the HomeAway websites. This fee covers the cost of providing 24/7 customer support, enhanced site and mobile features for both owner and travelers,. Please look at detailed booking request prior to pressing the pay now button.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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