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Destin Towers, Huge 2BR/2BA, Direct Gulf & Beach-Front, in the Heart of Destin!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,335 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8 with queen sleeper-sofa & roll-away bed.

You will love the French Riviera-inspired decor in our lovely beach front Chateau Champagne. Remodeled and redecorated light and bright with a 'French Cottage on the Beach' flair , 'Chateau Champagne' in Destin Towers is our beach and Gulf-front, charming and spacious (1330 sq ft) 2 BR, 2 BA condo in the heart of Destin right on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's Emerald Coast. Features include: Granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths, new stainless steel appliances, new kitchen and bath sinks and fixtures, new Thomasville kitchen cabinets and vanities, new tile - everything has been updated. Enjoy fantastic Gulf views from the Gulf front balcony, living room, and master bedroom. When you are ready for the beach, simply take the elevator down, walk past our pool, and onto the Destin beach. Located on our quiet, family-oriented beach, this unit has all of the comforts of home, but it's right on the beach, and the ideal spot to relax and watch the kids and dolphins play.

In January, 2013, Travel Channel's viewers voted Destin as the 'TRAVEL CHANNEL BEST FAMILY BEACH 2013.' See press release below. Destin strives to cater to families and will delight all members of your family as a beach vacation destination.

NEW - High Definition TV with High Def cable channels (including NFL Network) in great room and Master Bedroom.

Destin Towers: Destin Towers is in the best location in the city of Destin, directly across from Big Kahuna's Water Park and close to shopping (Destin Commons Mall, Silver Sands Outlet Mall), fine restaurants, and best of all, on the best stretch of sugar white sands and aqua-blue waters, an ideal spot to watch the dolphins at play and enjoy your well-earned beach vacation. Destin Towers was completely renovated in 2006-7, and was named as a 'Top Pick' Destin Condominium resort by Southern Living Magazine in its 2007 'Destin Family Beach Guide.' In that article, Southern Living said that after a few days at Destin Towers, you will feel more like a resident than a visitor. Destin has been voted 'Best Beach in America' by the readers of USA Today, and 'Best Family Destination' for 13 years in a row by the readers Southern Living Magazine. Destin Towers is a low-density condo, with only 45 units, and only about half available for rental, so you won't have to jostle to get a front row beach spot.

Great Gulf Views and Quiet, Family-Oriented Beach: At Chateau Champagne in Destin Towers, you will have fantastic Gulf views from the Gulf front balcony, living room, and master bedroom. The balcony directly faces the Gulf (NOT a 'side' view), as do all of the units in Destin Towers(see photo from beach). If you are tired of huge crowds on your beach, noisy apartments, impersonal service and exorbitant fees charged by Resort quest and Dale Peterson rentals, choose our Emerald Coast HUGE 2 bedroom beach front condo for your beach vacation rental. Diane and Gerry Champagne invite you to come and experience all that Destin has to offer at Chateau Champagne.

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Gerry Champagne
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Gerry Champagne

Gerry and Diane Champagne, both New Orleans natives, have been married for over 48 years, and now reside in Pensacola, Florida. Gerry is an attorney, and after retiring from a career in the Navy JAG Corps, now serves as General Counsel for the Sheriff of Escambia County, Florida. Diane is active in Ebay sales, specializing in fine cutlery and sports apparel.

Gerry Champagne purchased this condo in 2008

Why Gerry Champagne chose Destin


'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.

Right on the beautiful, sugar-white sands of Destin. Destin Towers is a low density complex with only 45 units, only half of which are on the rental market. This makes for a relaxing, uncrowded beach vacation spot.

What makes this condo unique

In addition to an uncrowded beach environment, the two bedroom beachfront condominium units in Destin Towers are extremely large (1350 square feet, plus generous balcony space) compared to others in the Destin area. This gives our guests room to stretch out and relax, inside as well as outside.


Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1335 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large master bedroom with walk-in closet, separate vanity area, and en suite bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
    Roll away bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sliding glass door to Gulf-front deck provides gorgeous views of the Gulf right from the bed!!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes: The community pool is not heated. Hot tub is heated year round.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Destin Towers, Huge 2BR/2BA, Direct Gulf & Beach-Front, in the Heart of Destin!
average rating of 4.8842106 based on 95 reviews
Holland, MI

A Beautiful 3-week Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Chateaux Champagne condo in Destin Towers (#141) was the nicest accommodations we have experienced in our many years of vacationing in FL. We really enjoyed the quietness and privacy of the Destin Towers. Also, the unit was very well-equipped and decorated. One suggestion for improvement would be to go to a keyless entry system. If we get back to Destin in the future, we hope to stay in the Champagne's Chateaux again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view...

  • 3 of 5

The weather was great the week we were there. The place was very nice, but it could use some improvements such as a new king size mattress and pillows. We didn"t know we had to bring our own toliet paper and kleenex! A little paint would do wonders. Very nicely decorated and overall a good stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and in a great location. Loved the easy access to the beach, the beautiful heated pool, and the spacious balcony. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was fine except 3 things. Killed 3 roaches, 2 in the mail living area, one in the cabinet beside the microwave. The lamp beside the bed in the master is missing a bulb. The dishwasher was difficult to start. You had to close, open, close again to get it to operate.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for these issues, and are sorry that we are just learning of them after your visit. We wish you had contacted us to deal with them right away! Please see all our prior reviews on our responsiveness to concerns. To all future guests, please be assured that you have access to the owners and we ask that you call us whenever anything in our beautiful Chateau Champagne does not meet or exceed your expectations. This is the standard we have set for our guests. Gerry and Diane Owners
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Only 1 issue

  • 4 of 5

The only issue we had with the condo was the noise from above. Every footstep and furniture movement was heard. The condo was beautiful and very well stocked. The location was great and the view was wonderful! Overall great vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Destin. This is a nice unit. Gerry’s communication with us thru email was excellent and precise. The instructions were more than accurate and helpful. The unit was clean and well stocked. It has a gorgeous view of the ocean/beach and ample balcony to enjoy it. The only thing that doesn’t work as well as you wish is the WiFi , but that could be provider issue . Also, the property gas grills were not working at the time we were there. Overall our experience was a fantastic one.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Shake's Frozen Custard
Dessert Shop
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
The Pancakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Fuji Seafood Buffet
Seafood Restaurant
Mary's Kitchen
Island Wing Company
Bar & Grill
Smoothie King
Juice Shop
Another Broken Egg Cafe - Destin
Brunch Restaurant
Bric � Brac
American Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
The Local Market
La Paz
Mexican Restaurant
Capriccio Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Track Destin
Mexican Grocery Store
Morgan Sports Center
Louisiana Lagniappe
Seafood Restaurant
Thai Delights Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
The Back Porch
Seafood Restaurant
Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
Joe's Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Shrimp Basket Destin
Seafood Restaurant
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Destin Ice & Seafood
Seafood Market
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Destin Vacation Boat Rentals
The Other End
American Restaurant
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Chicken Wings Restaurant
Harbor Docks
Seafood Restaurant
Hog's Breath Saloon
Seafood Restaurant
Gilligan's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Mama Sherry's Pizza, Wings & Things
Pizza Restaurant
Mama Sherry's Pizza, Wings & Things
Pizza Restaurant
Burrito del Sol - Destin, FL
Mexican Restaurant
Gator Beach
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Destin Harbor
Marina Cafe
Steak House
"Charter Boat ""Into The Blue"" @capt_fish_killa"
The Dinner Table Destin
The Breakfast Table
American Restaurant
Birdies's Coffee + Stuff
Coffee Shop
Pelican Adventures
S.E.A. Chase Watersports
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Valparaiso (VPS); Pensacola (PNS) 50 miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many bars within
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Numerous public golf courses
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many fine restaurants within
Nearest Beach
Destin Towers is right on the beach
Car: recommended

Destin is located in the Florida panhandle, on Florida's 'Emerald Coast,' between Pensacola and Panama City.


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (per visit) $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum age for renters is 26 years old.

No pets - pets are prohibited by condo association rule.

No smoking - pets are prohibited by condo association rule.

Written rental agreement is required. Agreement will be sent by email as an attachment to confirmation email. Completed, signed agreement can be scanned and emailed back, or it can be mailed to: Chateau Champagne, 3179 Marcus Pointe Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505.

Questions? Call 850 206 7275

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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