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Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Can Sleep Up to 4)

Our Magnolia House unit #306 is located on an upper floor at 480 Gulf Shore Drive in Destin offering a wonderful view of the beach, Gulf and East Pass. This condo has been recently up-dated and is tastefully furnished in a beach style décor. After all - you're at the beach!

It's not easy to describe all the benefits of renting this unit, so we suggest taking the time to read some of our property reviews. They should help to answer any questions.

Complimentary beach service includes two lounge chairs and an umbrella which are set up by our attendants and provided March 1st through October 31st.

Enjoy our 3000' of pristine white sand, recognized as one of the best beaches in the world!

Two pools are also available for your use and enjoyment, the gulf side pool and the Magnolia House pool and spa which is heated year round.

Shaded in the morning but perfect for watching spectacular sunsets in the evening, your private, covered balcony is a great place for relaxing and just enjoying the sights with a morning coffee or evening refreshment. Watch the charter boats and private water craft enter and leave the Destin Harbor.

What a view!

The beautifully furnished bedroom features new King Size bedding with quality accessories and a Flat Screen TV/DVD Player. A Queen Size sofa sleeper is located in the living room. We can comfortably accommodate up to 4, but limit adult occupancy to no more than 3 persons.

A completely furnished kitchen with up dated appliances, complete with a washer/dryer will certainly help to make your stay a pleasure.

Other amenities include complimentary WiFi, Flat Screen TV,s and a DVD/CD/FM player that's I-Pod compatible, and a bathroom hair dryer.

Our Cox TV Package includes an On Screen TV Guide, over 40 HD Channels and 50 Music Channels.

Destin Pointe is located on Holiday Isle in the heart of Destin, but quietly removed from the traffic and the hustle and bustle of the main commuting areas. Still, we're within minutes of Destin's teriffic amenities like first class shopping and amazing restaurants.

Minimum rental age is 25 - minimum stay 3 - 7 nights. (Minimum stay is 5 nights over any major holiday)

This is a no smoking unit, and sorry - but no pets are allowed. Maximum overnight occupancy: 4 Persons, limited to no more than 3 adult guests.

There are no extra registration or administration fees to pay.

Ask About Our Special Discount For Qualified Active Duty Military Personnel.

Come stay with us - we're pretty sure you'll tell your friends about a great experience.

Keywords: Condominium, Beach Front

More Details

John & Sharon Kochera
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About John & Sharon Kochera

This is the best beach in the U.S! We've been active real estate brokers in both New Orleans and Destin for over 20 years. During that time we've had the opportunity to explore the Florida coast and have owned a number of other properties in Destin.

If you trust our experience - you won't go wrong. Destin Pointe on Holiday Isle is the greatest location in the area. Visit here and you're sure to come back!

John & Sharon Kochera - Kenner LA

Why John & Sharon Kochera chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We've seen and explored just about all of Destin over the years. In our opinion, nothing else seems to rival this very special island neighborhood.

What makes this condo unique

Awesome views from your unit and balcony, 3000 feet of pristine white sand, gated with 24 hour security, loads of amenities, and within just minutes of major shopping, family activities, deep sea fishing, championship golf and top restaurants. Need we say more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

John, thanks so much - we had a blast. My mother loved the view, and the place - well, we all did. We are talking about going back next summer so I will give you a call - also I mentioned your place to others so you might be getting a call. Thanks, Chris
Jul 2010
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly Installed 16' Ceramic Tile In Bathroom And Tub Enclosure. Complimentary Hair Dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed, Queen size sofa sleeper.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gated Community, With 24 Hour Security, Heated Pool & Spa, Pedestrian & Bicycle Friendly, Lighted Tennis Courts, Neighborhood Tram (seasonal). Short Walk On Our Property To Fishing, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving.


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average rating of 4.71875 based on 35 reviews

retirement vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 2 wonderful weeks here.The condo was very nice,clean,decorated very nice , all that we could have asked for. The new pool and hot tub were really nice,the barbecue grill area was a plus too.Having the complimentary beach service was definitely a bonus. Our 2 weeks here were perfect.We've stayed in Destin many times,this was our first visit to Magnolia House and we definitely will consider staying with John again. He is very prompt,with his responses and is very pleasant to deal with.Thanks John and Sharon

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here Thursday -Sunday for our Anniversary. The location was fabulous. I loved being able to watch the boats come and go from our balcony. The tram service was nice, but we decided to take the short walk to the beach every morning as we enjoyed looking at all the sites along the way. Everyone we encountered was very nice and friendly. We LOVED having the chairs and umbrellas set up and waiting for us as we stepped onto the beach, so convenient!! This was my first visit to Destin, and will most definitely be back. This specific location was a very short distance to the Harbor Walk Village and lots of nice restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Being newlyweds, John made us feel extremely at home and at ease. We stayed there for 5 nights and we didn't want to leave! Everything was perfect -- the balcony view, the space, services and the amenities. We loved being within walking distance to the beach and we loved having the option of using the tram service if we wanted to. We will definitely book with John again during our next Destin vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nashville tn

Blessed piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

best vaca we have had in our 17 years together!! Perfect time and condo; I will definitely be booking same place yearly with John I hope. Great guy to work with. Pleased with everything. Can't wait til next year😊

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 4 nights at this condo. The view and place is just as pictured! My favorite place was on the lounge chair on the deck with that gorgeous view in front of me. The tram service was excellent. If they weren't already there, they came as soon as they were called with the exception of 2-2:30pm in the afternoons which was their lunch break. We used the bridge to walk to the beach access a few times. The walk is not bad at all.

I also took advantage of the heated pool in front of the condo. It is very convenient, only an elevator ride down and a walk across the garage away! There is also a nice hot tub to use there.

The condo furniture was very comfortable. The chair in the livingroom has a nice foot rest, as well. The sound system on the DVD/CD player was also quite excellent. We had a lot of stormy weather on our trip and used the DVD player a lot. Also, there is a Red Box at the Walgreens right across the road from the light at Gulf Shores Road that was very convenient for us to rent new movies.

I think our favorite restaurant by far was Another Broken Egg! I have never had such an incredible breakfast. I had 2 pancakes with bananas, maple syrup, pecans, and real whipped cream along with a side of bacon and a very yummy cappuccino! My husband had some sort of omelette which he also agreed was excellent. We also tried the Louisiana Lagniappe for dinner. It had a nice view of the bay and the service was excellent. The salad and potato they give with every meal were very tasty! My husband ordered the shrimp scampi while I ordered the stuffed shrimp. The food was good, but we probably won't eat there again because the price was not as friendly.

The only recommendation for the condo I would make be to maybe add a small air pump to make it easier to pump floats for beach and pool use. But, that's just a convenience feature not necessarily a necessity.

We enjoyed this condo so much that my husband has already mentioned booking it again for next year! And, that is huge, considering that my husband is a big homebody and not a fan of vacation! We hope to come again some time next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockbridge Georgia Eastern region United States


  • 5 of 5

Ernest and Linda

My husband and I just returned from a Fantastic Anniversary Vacation at this Beautiful property(stayed July 11-18 2015) The views of the Beach and Harbor are absolutely AMAZING!! We loved sitting on the balcony enjoying a meal while watching the boats come in and out of the Harbor. We also enjoyed the watching the Spectacular Fireworks Display in the Harbor on Thursday. The tram service to the beach was nice as well as the complimentary beach service. Not having to carry beach chairs or tote umbrellas to the beach made our stay that much more enjoyable. We cannot say enough good things about this property. The unit was very clean and Beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for a great stay. The owners John and Sharon are a pleasure to work with and go above and beyond to make sure the renters have a memorable and pleasant stay at their vacation renter. My Husband and I have traveled to Destin on vacation many times and stayed at many condos but have now found the place we want to come back to. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation and are definitely looking forward to returning!!! Thank you again John and Sharon

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
NW FL Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian Bayou
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Short walk, no streets to cross
Car: recommended

Major Shopping Includes The Destin Commons And Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Numerous Championship Golf Courses Are Nearby. Other Local Family Activities And Entertainment Include The Big Kahuna Water Park, The 'Track', An Amusemement Area And Miniature Golf. The Gulfarium And Another Large Amusement Center Is Nearby In Ft. Walton Beach, A 15 Minute Drive.


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $95 + Tax
Processing $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservations are subject to the guest's review of our rental agreement and cancellation policy which must be returned to us in order to confirm their reservation.
7 night reservations are required May 27th thru August 4th unless 7 nights are not readily available.
5 night reservations are required when any other major holiday is included unless 5 nights are not readily available.
Smoking is not permitted inside or outside the unit and pets are not allowed on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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