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Patrick McCaghren

Member since: 1996
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Speaks: english

Townhome in family-oriented resort with beautiful private beach. 60++ Reviews

65 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

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Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Heart of Destin. Walk to Beach. Free Wifi. Great Rates!

-60+ positive reviews

-Located at 'Southbay by the Gulf' (Unit #79)

-Individually owned townhomes

-14 acre family oriented resort in the heart of Destin

-300 ft of pristine white sand beach

-Close to restaurants, supermarkets, shopping, fishing out of Destin Harbor, numerous golf courses

-Condo (#79) is a short 200 yard walk to the beach (zoom in on google satellite view below for exact location of #79 on property)

-Walk to the beach thru the property ... no crossing of streets to get there

-Very peaceful and quiet - no Hwy 98 road noise

-Hi speed COX WIFI

-Two story townhome - drive up to front door - no highrise elevator hassle!

-Living/dining/kitchen/half bath/laundry/patio on main level

-Living room with 50" flat panel cable TV with DVD player and Google ChromeCast adapter.; Queen-size sleeper sofa ( memory foam cover for comfort)

-Fully equipped Kitchen with refrigerator/icemaker, electric smooth-top range, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder

-Master bedroom (queen size bed - with private bath on upper level)

-2nd bedroom (queen size bed - with shared bath on upper level)

-3rd bedroom (twin beds - with shared bath on upper level)

-Flat panel cable TV's in all bedrooms

-Owner's personal vacation home - very nicely decorated

-Five acre fresh-water lake on property (Stocked with bass and brim - catch and release fishing)

-Condo (#79) located between lake and beach

-Short walk to the beach, pool and tennis courts

- Single persons under the age of 25 must be accompanied by parents or guardian during stay.

-No pets, no smoking. Pet and smoke free.

-Check-in after 4 PM. Check-out before 10 AM.

-Early arrival /late departure (if available) - 1/2 daily rental

-Early Arrival - between 10 AM and 4 PM

-Late Departure - between noon and and 5 PM

Keywords: condo, townhome, townhouse, beach, pool

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patrick McCaghren (Owner)
Member since: 1996
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Patrick McCaghren

I live in Birmingham, AL and this is my personal vacation home. I've owned it for many years (thus my low VRBO listing number) and keep it very updated. Very private yet right in the heart of Destin (see map). Drive right up to the front door and unload your car (no elevators to deal with). Short 200 yard walk to the beach. 60+positive reviews on VRBO. Give me a call and I can tell you more. Patrick

What makes this townhome unique

Very quite and private. Close to pool and tennis courts. Drive up and park at front door. Townhouse condo ... no elevators to deal with.

Short walk to Beautiful white-sandy beach (200 yards).

Heart of Destin - convenient to new Harbor Walk restaurants, Wal-Mart, Target, WalGreens, Wynn-Dixie, Publix, Home Depot

Five acre fresh water lake on property stocked with bass and brim (catch and release fishing).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Patrick!

Thank you so much for sharing your condo with my family and I. It was perfect! We had no troubles with it at all. It was everything you said it was and more! I loved that the beach was just a short walk across the parking and the condo was located in the middle of all the attractions and shopping. We had an amazing time in Destin and hope to visit there again in the future. I would most definitely consider staying at your condo again! Thank you again for everything!


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based on 65 traveler reviews

Townhome in family-oriented resort with beautiful private beach. 60++ Reviews
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 66 reviews
Norcross, GA

#79 Southbay by the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed our long weekend at Southbay #79. The condo was well set up and a close walk to the beautiful beach of Destin. We had rain for 1.5 of our 3 days but it was comfortable enough to watch the 1st weekend of football as well as play a few card games! My one complaint is that the oven didn't seem to come up to temperature as something I was making took two hours to cook. Oh well, we had time to wait! The beds are comfortable and all was good. Thank you Patrick for renting us your condo. We love Southbay and have come to these condos for over 25 years. Wish we had bought one! Fun times always spent at Southbay by the Gulf!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, Glad you enjoyed your stay. I asked my housekeeper to check the oven after you told me about it when you left. She found no problem. I was down two weeks later and also found no problem with it. Sorry about the rain! To accommodate our guests during inclement weather we have four cable TV's and high speed internet. The 50" TV in the living room has a DVD player and Google Chromecast adapter which lets you projects your smart phone onto the TV. Please consider staying with us again next year! Sincerely, Patrick
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Fantastic Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo located on a beautiful private access beach. Owner is very nice and willing to work with you to make your vacation wonderful. I would recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a family friendly affordable vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaches were gorgeous!!

  • 4 of 5

Great property, close to many things, very short walk to the beach which was not very crowded. Patrick was wonderful to deal with. Would return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flowery Branch, GA

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay in Patrick's condo during the week of 4th of July. We had everything we needed. There were plenty of towels and linens for everyone. Grill on the back patio was great. On the 4th, all we had to do was step out the front door of the town home to see the fireworks. Tons of restaurants, shopping and activities nearby. Beach was a short walk from the town home and was a lot less crowded than the nearby condominiums. Patrick provided a lot of great tips prior to our trip as well. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

South Bay #79 is the best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our second year at South Bay #79 and we had a blast. As a matter of fact, I am already making plans for next year! Great accommodations, close to the most beautiful beach and relaxing pool and Patrick is so easy to work with. If you have children, then South Bay is the perfect place to stay. It is so close to great restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and family activities such as Go Cart, arcade, movies and etc. Thank you, Patrick for another wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colleen, Glad you chose my place again for your vacation and had a great time. Look forward to having you back next year! Patrick
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Spent Mother's Day Weekend at this condo. Very clean, pretty spacious, and has pretty much everything you need. The walk to the beach was very easy. Very convenient location to everything. I'd definitely recommend this town home.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boathouse Oyster Bar
"Casual, friendly bar on harbor. Nice music at night. "
Harborwalk Village
"Fishing fleet, restaurants, shopping, weekend fireworks, new zip line. Two miles from condo."
Harry T's Boathouse Rhumbar -- CLOSED
"Upper level bar overlooking harbor. Live band on weekends with dance floor."
Mellow Mushroom
"Walk to restaurant from condo."
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"Prefer the original location. Very rustic and casual. Dine on pier overlooking Crab Island."
Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional, Ft. Walton Beach
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
200 yard walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Another Broken Egg
Nearest Point of Interest
Donut Hole
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna Water Theme Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbor Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Dewey Destin

Big Kahuna water theme park across highway. Fishing in five acre lake on property, Harbor Walk Village (2 miles) - Fishing fleet, restaurants, shopping, zip line.


Rates & Availability

Destin Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 11.0%

$200 refundable reservation/damage deposit required to book condo. Rental amount due 30 days before arrival $200 deposit refunded after departure and no report of damage by housekeeper.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin beds (2), Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach access (200 yard walk on property, past tennis courts and pool). Located on beach side of lake.

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