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Pancho Stojov

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian

Affordable Fun in the Sun - in the Heart of Destin

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

What more could you want for an ideal vacation? World famous white sand beaches, beautiful emerald water, comfortable and cozy accommodations, shopping, world class restaurants, and more! You get all of this and more when you stay in our 'Slice of Heaven.' Just park at your door and head into your comfortably appointed 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Townhouse. Avoid all those high-rise headaches, no roads to cross, no elevators, no lobbies, no waiting - you are on your own time because Southbay is a community of privately owned townhomes. Our 'home away from home' has 1300 square feet and comes fully furnished with all the comforts you could wish for. Some of the amenities include central air conditioning, 1080p cable TV in living room and TVs in ALL bedrooms, Blu ray/DVD, Stereo system, internet access and a full size washer and dryer in the home. The fully stocked kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker and more. A plush king size bed, private master bath and walk in closet awaits you in the master bedroom. The townhome sleeps 6-8 people comfortably. Bedroom two features a queen sized memory foam mattress that feels like your sleeping on a cloud. The third bedroom has two twin beds with plenty of closet space.

On the grounds of Southbay all guests can enjoy swimming in one of the 2 adult pools (1 heated) or 2 kiddie pools. Other amenities include lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a fresh water 5 acre lake that you can fish in. Destin's emerald coast white sand beaches are a very short walk away from your front door through the lush Southbay grounds - No roads to cross. And our own special free bonus - complimentary beach chairs and umbrella set up for you on the beach! (includes two beach chairs and 1 umbrella) Our townhome is located in the heart of Destin near all the after beach attractions you could want. Dozens of restaurants are nearby to satisfy all discerning appetites. Attractions just minutes away include, Harbor Walk, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Big Kahuna Water Park, Destin Commons, Regatta Bay Golf Club, and Baytowne Wharf. It's all here waiting for you to enjoy. We welcome you to vacation in the place that we think is a slice of heaven! Keywords: Townhouse

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pancho Stojov (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian

About Pancho Stojov

We've been vacationing in Destin for nearly 40 years and have watched this sleepy little fishing village grow into a world class vacation destination. The one thing that doesn't change are those pristine white sandy beaches that we love and the friendly warmth of the people who live and vacation here. We are passionate about maintaining our townhouse and know that if you stay there you will find it impeccably clean, cozy, inviting, and comfortable.


Pancho Stojov purchased this townhome in 1998

Why Pancho Stojov chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

What sold us on owning our condo was of course the pristine sugar sandy beaches and the community that Southbay by the Gulf is. It really is home for us! We also love the short walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and all activities.


What makes this townhome unique

No high rises, elevators, and busy roads to cross.


based on 44 traveler reviews

Affordable Fun in the Sun - in the Heart of Destin
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful, Amazing, Welcoming, Homie, Cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in your town home and it only gets better! Our family and kids feel right at home. It's so cozy and homie! The walk to beach is nice and not bad at all! Love that we have two Reserved chairs and a umbrella. We look forward to every year on it spending it in your home! Thanks so much for opening your home for our family.

You have been absolutely amazing responding to all my calls and emails and couldn't ask for a better owner to work with and plan our vacation ! Thanks again


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent for families with children

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent 8 wonderful nights in Destin with our four children, ages 11,8, and twin 3s. We had never been to the area before and I can honestly say that choosing this rental was the best decision we made. The first thing you need to know about it is that there is plenty of fun to be had within walking distance. This includes private beach access, a pool just outside the front door, a good breakfast restaurant adjacent to the property entrance, a beach supply store next to the restaurant, and even some very good freshwater fishing in the private lake (we caught dozens of bream in the 1 lb range and largemouth bass in the 1-3 lb range). There is a Winn Dixie and a few other restaurants across the main road as well, so you could conceivably enjoy most of your vacation without driving much at all. When you do decide to leave, you'll find that the unit is located in the heart of the area's activity. Destin's attractions are laid out in a line along US Hwy 98 and the rental is pretty much in the middle of those . The harbor (which is very nice but toursity) is about 2 miles to the west, the Destin Commons shopping area is a few miles to the east, and the big Kahuna Water Park is practically right across the street. Although the traffic can be very bad, we found the location to be perfect.

The unit itself is very clean, comfortable, and well laid out. The leather furniture is very comfy and the tv was great, making the downstairs a nice escape for my wife and I. The master suite has a walk-in closet and an extremely comfortable bed as well. My only complaint was that the wireless internet was a little slow, but that was no big deal. It was a great place for us to relax and we never once felt like anything was missing. Our large family never felt cramped and everyone loved it. The unit even has a back patio with a grill and table, but we chose to enjoy the A/C after long days in the sun.

The owner also added much to our trip. He was extremely accomodating to a few requests we made and he made us feel as though he sincerely valued our business. One of the beach attendants saw our unit number and even commented that we had chosen wisely by renting from "a great guy". After renting from him, I believe it, and I plan to be back.

Here are 2 tips:

1) You can park right by the beach if you don't feel like walking so dont let that dissuade you.

2) Eat at Stewby's seafood in Ft. Walton (trust me on this)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guests from Alabama

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at your property. The location was excellent because it was in walking distance to most things. The unit was very nicely decorated, and quite comfortable. We appreciated the fact that housekeeping actually brought us more towels the day after our arrival, without being notified. The distance for the unit to the beach was not as close as I had imagined. However, the walk from the unit to the beach was quite scenic nevertheless. Once you got to the beach the view was quite breath-taking!! Overall our trip was great, and we look forward to spending time there again soon!!

Thanks for all of your hospitality, and allowing us to rent your unit!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honey hole in the heart of Destin!

  • 4 of 5

This property was wonderful. Easy to find. Great central location to all of the major amenities that Destin has to offer. Condo is very comfortable and fit my family very well. The owners are also extremely nice and easy to work with. They also respond almost immediately to any questions or concerns you may have. The condo is made to feel like your own home which made our vacation even more enjoyable because it allowed us to relax and enjoy everything Destin had to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Great place, great time

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse worked out perfectly for us. The 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths gave our family of 4 plenty of room. The place was very well cared for and had all the amenities we needed, including all kitchen necessities and even a charcoal grill. The bonus of having the two beach chairs and umbrella set up and reserved for us each day at the beach was awesome! The walk to the beach was about 5-7 minutes (depending on age of children walking) so it wasn't too bad. Very close to main strip so road noise was present, but was never an issue for us. In fact, being close to the grocery store and restaurants like Mellow Mushroom and Island Wing Co. was actually quite nice.

The owner was very accommodating. We had a couple very small maintenance concerns upon arrival and they were addressed immediately. One of the bedroom TVs even burned out while we were there and owner had a new one to replace it within days...obviously we weren't there to lie in bed and watch TV, but it was still great to have it for our kids to watch during the rainy days.

All in all a very fun time. Would definitely recommend this unit and owner to anyone headed to Destin.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind comments as well as your understanding and patience during the small incidence of your stay. We are always trying to make our guests feel at home. Thank you
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Destin first time

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation and it was perfect. It felt just like home. Very homey. Only recommendation I suggest is add a fan with a overhead light n the master bed room upstairs but otherwise perfect! Thanks for opening your home to my family n kids! We treated it cared for it n cleaned it as our own. Very close to everything we did. I was nervous about the walk to the beach by reading one review and let me say the walk was nothing at all. It was actually nice to walk to beach look at lake n just enjoy it. Will be back next year and every year after!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lighted tennis courts on premises, Fishing in 5 acre lake on premises


Rates & Availability

Southbay by the Gulf Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May --------August
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
September --- Occtober
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private full master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walk in Closet and private master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory Foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - The sofa in the living room coverts to bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
5 Acre Lake (fishing allowed), Cable TVs in all bedrooms, Linens & Towels Provided, 2 pools (1 heated, 2 kiddie pools) Private patio with furniture and charcoal grill

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