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'Villa by the Sea' Best of the Beach & Harbour - Steps to Sand - 5 Star Reviews!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 full baths. Max occupancy sleeps 6 Deck faces Destin Harbor

Directly on the beach! Very Private!

Beautiful and private Holiday Isle, near everything. Watch fishing boats and sailboats in Destin Harbor from your deck, have coffee in the morning on your cozy 2nd porch overlooking the sand dunes and blue Gulf waters. Poolside Villas is an intimate 3 story villa with only 30 units wrapped around the pool. This corner unit is sunny and private. Swim in the calm waters of East Pass or walk to the surf in the Gulf. Snorkeling and scuba at the jetties is right outside your door. Destin's famous seafood restaurants are just across the harbor. Water sports golf and shopping minutes away. Sidewalks for walking and jogging in this quiet neighborhood.

YOUR VACATION HOME: This comfortable and attractive condo has nice furniture and plentiful kitchen appointments. Beach view from the front porch, with storage space for beach gear. Deck off living room hosts a great view of the harbor with nice patio furniture. Deck patio faces the beautiful harbor lights An elevator is central in the building for your convenience.

PRIVATE BUT CLOSE TO EVERYTHING: Every vacation attraction is nearby but the condo is private - located at the end of Gulfshore Drive on beautiful Holiday Isle. Just 1 mile off Hwy 98.

BLUE OCEAN WATERS: Sun on our white sand beach and swim in the clear, blue, gentle waters of the East Pass, where sailboats and power cruisers anchor to swim and snorkle, or they sail on out into the Gulf. Walk a little along the jetties to watch the locals fish, or go on to the gulf waves and more of the beautiful white sand beach that stretches for miles. Beach umbrellas are available for rent on all the beaches. Of course, the pool and deck are the center of meeting new friends and relaxing on a chaise facing the sun, or a nice evening dip under the stars. Come stay with us - enjoy Destin!

More Details

Debra Wood
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2016

About Debra Wood

We have been renting condos for 20 years. . We have always felt that the guests that share our condo got a chance to enjoy it as much as we have. We think you will find most everything you need there! Bring your swim gear and some frozen peas to feed the fish at the Jetties, and you will have fun!

Debra Wood purchased this condo in 2015

Why Debra Wood chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

When we saw this property when it was first built, we said: 'This is where we want our grandchildren to play' - the beach is so perfect, and the property is not large - three floors and 30 condos total. The condos surround the pool area and the sundeck is the center of new friendships.

What makes this condo unique

The view of the harbor from our deck is a never ending pleasure. Our corner apartment affords extra windows and a cheerful open feeling. Our second patio area at the front door is a quiet place to read and feel close to the beach but quietly private and away from the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #2264791 Cathi, Chatom, Alabama

We just recently visited Destin last week. We could not have asked for a better location or condo. It is just beautiful! The Villas are so quiet and love that you can look out the kitchen window and see the water. We are checking our calendar to see when we can visit again!
Jul 2011
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to master BR
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In hallway
  • Fully equipped with towels, wash cloths. beach towels* *If you use our beach towels, we ask that you launder and dry them before you depart, as housekeeper has time for other linens only,
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeper sofa in living room sleeps 2 All linens and pillows are supplied
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Well appointed kitchen. Dining area adjacent to bar/kitchen. Table seats 4, bar seats 2. Local custom does not allow beach towels to hang on balcony or porch railings. Charcoal grill and Gas grill are in pool area. Grilling is not allowed on the decks or porches. Elevator and convenient steps. Unit is on second floor. Rolling Luggage racks provided for move in and move out.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

'Villa by the Sea' Best of the Beach & Harbour - Steps to Sand - 5 Star Reviews!
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This condo was very clean, very affordable and location was great!! Plenty of space for my husband and I and our 3 teenage children. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need or want to cook with. The walk to the beach was a bit far... But if you're like us, you're going for the whole day so it didn't bother us. It was great for snorkeling and crab hunting at night and no better place to watch the fireworks!! The water was absolutely beautiful!!! Bring a wagon for your beach supplies and it's well worth the walk to the ocean!! Great summer vacation and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this condo for one week and the price was very good compared to other condos we looked at but you get what you pay for. First off the beach is a long walk, especially for the elderly and children, and this was just to get to the beach on the bay. The water is brown by early afternoon because of the change in tides, so it's not much to look at. The beach on the gulf is so much further and honestly too far of a walk for us especially through the sand. We ended up driving to Henderson state park every day to go to the beach. The condo itself is okay, but the noise from the upstairs apartment was awful. You could hear every step the people staying there made, which woke us some nights and most mornings. The pool was really nice and clean and we did enjoy having that to use. Overall the experience was okay but I think they should give more information on how far it is to the beach.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great price!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay with 2 small children. We appreciated the beach towels and toys provided at the condo. Loved the location, the pool, and watching all the boats. Best part was the price...way cheaper than anywhere else in Destin, but just as nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daphne, AL

Great stay in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Destin. The condo was very comfortable and in a great location! I have already recommended this unit to several friends. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet time at Poolside Villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to go and relax! Has a little piqurest view of the gulf just to let you know how close you are to a beautiful place under the sun! The color of the gulf in Destin is just so beautiful. The condo is very comfortable and just a very short stroll to the beach and jetty Fabulous beaches of sugar white sand! Everything we needed to make our stay very enjoyable! New Owners are very accommodating to make your stay a very pleasant one!! Will be back again😊

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, Missouri

New Year Celebration in Destin

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second stay at this condo since August, 2014. We absolutely love it! It is clean, well-equipped with everything a family needs to relax and enjoy their vacation. The owner is so friendly and accommodating . . . the proximity of the condo to the beach cannot be beat . . . we just absolutely love this place! We have experienced pangs of sadness both times at the end of our vacations when we leave the condo for the last time!

I can certainly easily predict that we will be staying here again! The family is already trying to figure out when we can all get away together again! Thank you, Beverley, for making your beautiful condo available as our "home away from home" during our beach vacations!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shanna..Your review was a "happy dance" for us..we love it when we hear that you had such a good time and that you (already a return guest) plan to come back again. Thank you for your flattering review...we love it!
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Dewey Destin Seafood
Track Family Recreation Center
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Destin Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Hog's Breath Saloon,
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lousianna Lagniappe
Car: recommended

Destin is the fishing destination of world class deep sea fishermen. It is also the site of the world's most beautiful beaches. Soft white sand, gentle beaches and blue waters. Destin is the center of the Gulf Coast's visitors' pleasures. Golf, deep sea fishing, tennis, Water Park, Gulfarium and a fine Zoo, class shopping malls, discount malls and classic boutiques are close by. Mini bus, taxi cab and water taxi service are available. Jet ski rental, pontoon boat rental within minutes. Pirate ship sailing, fishing, cigar boat trips, skuba dive schools are just some of the harbor attractions. Restaurants on the boardwalk and along the beach are famous for seafood and all menu varieties.

In addition to all the local activities and features, this condo is located in a 3 story, intimate setting that is centered by the pool and sundeck which are a friendly gathering point and entry to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $15
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental rates plus an $100.00 cleaning fee are subject to 11% Florida tax. A refudable security/damage deposit is required immediately to secure the rental dates. The rental charges are due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Cancellation for full refund requires 45 day notice of cancellation. The security/damage deposit is refundable after the condo is cleaned and inspected and no damages noted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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