3BR, Sleeps 9, 1 king bed, 2 queens, 1 queen sleeper-sofa, & 1 twin roll away
About Gerry Champagne
Gerry is an attorney who served in the Navy and the Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps for more than 26 years. After retirement from the Navy, Gerry now resides with his beautiful bride (and superior decorator), Diane, in Pensacola, Florida. Gerry has just retired from his position as General Counsel for the Sheriff of Escambia County, Florida. Diane has a successful Ebay Store, Delightfuldianes, specializing in fine cutlery and sports apparel.
Gerry Champagne purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Gerry Champagne chose Destin
Destin Beach named #1 Beach in August 2014 in Yahoo Travel feature 'The 10 Most Popular U.S. Beaches — Where Everyone Wants to Be Right Now.' Destin wins Travel Channel's Best Family Beach 2013: 'Focus on the family is in our DNA' Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 13:56 PM. DESTIN — What Emerald Coast residents have known for years has been confirmed with the Travel Channel’s online poll for the Best Family Beach of 2013. The Destin area received 43 percent of the votes cast for the best beach destination for a family. Also in the running were the Outer Banks, N.C., Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Cape Cod, Mass. “This didn’t just happen,” said Dan O’Byrne, director of Okaloosa County’s tourist development department. “The focus on the family is in our DNA. Our attributes are self- evident from our accommodations, our beaches, our people. We’ve been the family vacation spot for decades. Once you spend any time visiting Destin, you yearn to own a piece of its beauty. We were looking for a property in 2004, but were very frustrated. Then our realtor discovered that the contract to purchase this Penthouse unit, now called Villa Champagne, had fallen through. When we first saw the unit, we decided to buy this beautiful condo, right on the Gulf of Mexico, with TWO balconies facing the beautiful Destin beach and the Gulf.
What makes this Condo unique
This is a Penthouse unit, with 9 foot ceilings, a spacious kitchen, and plenty of space for everyone. Destin Towers could not be in a more convenient, central location. Destin Towers is one of the very few condominiums located directly on the beach and Gulf, yet also located on the main thoroughfare in Destin, Highway 98 East (also known as Emerald Coast Parkway). However, it is set far away from the main highway by a lengthy driveway (300+ yards). Destin Towers is a low-density condo complex with a large beach, meaning you will have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the Destin beach. There is nothing except our beautiful pool and spa between you and Destin Towers private beach walkover. Villa Champagne is located on the 15th floor, offering sweeping and panoramic views of the Destin Beach and Gulf from the two large Gulf-front balconies. On the Penthouse levels, there are only two units per floor for maximum privacy. The floor plan was brilliantly designed, giving the feel of a home, not the long 'corridor' style seen in many other beach condos. Villa Champagne has been tastefully decorated in keeping with the high level of luxury and prestige fitting for a beach-front penthouse.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved the location and amenities of this condo...so much so that we hope to book again next year!
Amazing 5 StarView and Stay!!!
First time in Destin, the whole family Loved it!! We would definitely come back and stay here. Location and access was incredible!!
Awesome Vacation Rental
This condo was awesome. Great views, great property, super clean, all around awesome!
Beat vacation ever!
We had 3 couples in our group. Plenty of space for all. We spent a lot of time on the balcony when we weren’t on the beach. Huge balcony with amazing beachfront views. Loved the convenience of everything . Loved that it was a small condo. No crowds. Elevator always available. Thank you Champagne family for sharing your wonderful villa with us!
We had a great week in Destin staying at this penthouse unit in Destin Towers! Condo was very clean, kitchen well equipped, and we really loved the huge balcony overlooking the ocean. Thank you!!
Location location location
Everything about this property was perfect. I have a 2 and 3 year old and love staying in properties where there is not many rooms because the beach is less crowded and there is never a wait on a elevator. The walk to the beach was so short which is great for kiddos who like to go back and forth. Villa champagne was beautiful and so spacious for our family of 8. We can’t wait to go back.
Destin is located in the Florida panhandle, on Florida's 'Emerald Coast,' between Pensacola and Panama City.
TRAVEL CHANNEL SELECTS DESTIN AS 'BEST FAMILY BEACH 2013
Beautiful Destin and its Beach on the Gulf of Mexico have repeatedly been selected by travelers as a favorite beach and family destination. Travel Channel viewers voted the Destin Beach as the world-best 'Best Family Beach 2013' in March 2013. Go to Travel Channel's website and search 'best beach' for details. Destin, was also voted the 'Best Beach' in the USA by the readers of USA Today. In the 2007 Southern Living 'Destin Family Beach Guide' Destin Towers was specifically reviewed and designated a 'Top Pick' Destin beach condo resort. Destin has the distinction of being selected as the 'Best Beach' and the 'Best Family Destination' for 13 years in a row by the readers of Southern Living Magazine
Destin is a vibrant beach resort town, with excellent shopping - including the all new Destin Commons and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall - fine restaurants, and active night life, especially in the spring and summer. Two lovely waterfront walking/shopping areas - Harbor Walk Village (2.5 miles, 5 minute drive from Destin Towers) and Baytowne Wharf (8 miles, 15 minute drive) features numerous fine restaurants and strolling areas for the kids. Grocers are less than 5 minutes away. Fine shopping is available at the new Destin Commons Mall (10 minutes), and brand-name discount shopping is available nearby (15 minutes) Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall.
Destin is known for its sugar white beaches and clear and calm aqua Gulf waters. Destin is famous as a family destination. Choose Destin and Villa Champagne for the beach vacation of a lifetime.
Other Activities: Deep sea fishing. Destin harbor provides easy access to Gulf of Mexico.
Golf: Golfer's paradise with a wide selection of fine golf courses within 15 minutes; all open to the public.