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Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhouse Condominium, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to our 'Home Away from Home in Southbay by the Gulf, a well furnished, two level townhouse with three bedrooms that has all the amenities you need for a perfect vacation. Our spacious home is ideal for families or friends vacationing together.

Park your vehicle right outside your front door with no elevators to wait for.

Take a pleasant stroll across a picturesque footbridge over a scenic fresh water lake to reach the stunning sugar white beaches and emerald green waters of the Gulf. It's only minutes away from your front door. Enjoy a swim in one of the two private pools (one heated during peak Winter months) and let your children enjoy the two kiddie pools on site. Play tennis on one of the two tennis courts or take your chances at a game of shuffle board. In the evening take time out to watch some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from the gazebo located on the beach.

SouthBay is a family friendly resort situated on the Gulf of Mexico offering all the Floridian charm your would want for your ideal beach vacation.

*Three bedrooms

*Two Queen beds, two twin beds(sleeps six people)

*Two and a half baths

*Linens provided (Please bring your own beach towels)

*Cable TV, DVD, Stereo

*Fully equipped kitchen

*Washer and Dryer in unit

*Beach Service available

*Free WiFi.

Destin is 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village' and home to ten championship golf courses, diverse and unique restaurants and a fabulous night life. Shop in one of the world's largest outlet malls or browse through the many one of a kind shops in the area. Enjoy the nearby amusement and water parks and much more in this beautiful vacation paradise. Destin has something for everyone.

Park the car at your own front door, un-pack and enjoy a relaxing vacation!!

This property continues to be an owner operated business. Please click on the inquiry button to contact the owner prior to booking.

*Check-In: 4 PM

*Check-Out: 10 AM

We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25 or to college students. All persons under the age of 25 must be accompanied by parents or guardians during the entire stay. $250 Security Deposit Required upon booking. Security Deposit reverts to Damage Deposit upon check-in. Deposit is not applied to rent but held in reserve and promptly refunded provided no damage to unit or contents. Balance of fees due 30 days prior to check in.

Payable by personal check, certified check, money order, bank draft or through PayPal.

Cancellation policy applies.

Three night minimum stay for all nightly rentals except during our prime rental seasons in the Spring and Summer where minimum stay is 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Dennie Babineau
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Dennie Babineau

Terry and I are both retired and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. We have two sons, Talbot, and Chase who are married to Stephanie and Allison respectively. Talbot & Stephanie had our first grandson Hudson in 2015 and Chase and Allison had our second grandson Weston in 2016 with another one on the way.

We purchased this wonderful property in Destin in 2006 with our oldest son Talbot and have come to love it as our second home in paradise.

Dennie Babineau purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Dennie Babineau chose Destin

On one of my many business trips in the early 2000s, I happened upon Destin and quickly fell in love with the area. We made arrangements to vacation on Emerald Coast several times in the early years and during each visit, found ourselves looking at properties, attending open houses and dreaming that one day we would own our own vacation home in Destin. Finally, in 2006, that dream became reality.

Spring and Fall we get to enjoy our home in Destin and in between we share our home with others. We have made many wonderful memories and friends here. We look forward to spending many more years with our family and friends in our beautiful home away from home.

What makes this townhome unique

We love SouthBay because it is a small town home community without the impersonal feelings that come with some high rise condos. The close proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world as well as great shopping, fantastic restaurants, cool night spots with live music, and tons to do make it an ideal vacation spot for all ages. Destin is truly paradise at it's best.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a lovely time. Lots to do and totally relaxing.

See you next year!
Aug 2017
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Destin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EnSuite in Master Bedroom 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half Bath/Powder Room on Ground/Main Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with Full EnSuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom with 2 Twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Destination Destin - Your Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews

Family Vacation/Beach Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Destin! The weather was great and the beach was beautiful. The accommodations were clean, spacious, and everything was in good working order. The pool was just a short walk and very nice. The location is very convenient as well; close to many nice restaurants, outlets, and beach stores. We loved it so much we're looking into returning again next summer! Thanks again Dennie and Terry.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very accommodating home that met all of our needs. Love the pool was just steps away from us. So much to do in a several mile stretch. My husband played golf on 2 different courses. We brought our own kayaks & braved the ocean in them. Shopped the outlet (& several other stores!). Fireworks on the beach were just spectacular. We rented beach chairs & umbrella one day, so easy to arrange. Drove down to PCB twice, just under an hours drive. Of course the ocean and beach were just beautiful and so clean. The town home is very clean, plenty of hot water for our family of 6, and spacious enough for us not to feel as though we're all on top of one another. Comfortable beds, slept like a baby every night.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and took the time to enjoy all the things Destin has to offer. . Enjoy the rest of your summer. We hope you will return to visit again in the future.
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We loved the home and the location. Property owners were great to work with and will use again when booking the next family vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Willie, Thank you for your review. We always appreciate that our guests take time out of their busy schedules to provide our future guests with some personal experiences working with us and staying at our home.
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This is the place we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband & I spent from January 1st. to March 1,2015. What a wonderful location and what a wonderful home. We found the home to be well equipped and very comfortable. The owner, Dennie ans his family are very nice to deal with.We found Destin area to be full of things to do and places to eat and shop. My Husband says that we could have eaten out every meal over the two months and never eat at the same place twice! The placed we liked the best was the Surf Hut. Great food, beautiful view and great food. We went fishing on the Sweet Jody and caught Red Grouper and Conine. The captain and the crew members were wonderful and very helpful.If you are looking for a place to have a comfortable stay and lots to do this is the place for you. Dick, Cindy and Maggie May from upstate N.Y.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dick, Cindy and Maggie May, Thank you for writing this wonderful review of our home. We are always delighted when our guests let us know how their stay was and what they did. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and now we have to try the Surf Hut. There really is so much to do and so many great restaurants with something for everyone. We certainly hope you come back to visit again.
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Lovely home and area

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Destin. Your home is so lovely and we enjoyed ourselves so much! The beach was fabulous and the water incredibly clear. After having vacationed on Atlantic beaches for the past 15 years, we may never go again. The beach in Destin was by far the best we have ever been too and we have now found our new vacation spot!

We enjoyed several area restaurants. Our favorite was Gilligans and the kids really enjoyed Fudpuckers. They were able to feed the alligators (look in local coupon books for a free voucher for alligator food), hold an alligator and they had a hoola-hoop contest for the kids on the dance floor. They really had a great time and the food was good too (try the pineapple slaw).

The outlet malls are not too far away, 20 minutes maybe depending on traffic. The grocery store across the street was very convenient as well as Target.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review . We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed our home and Destin with all it has to offer. Vacations are such wonderful time spent together. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
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We are a retired couple living in the Kansas City area. We stayed in Destin at this townhouse for 6

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. It had everything that we were looking for. We are ages 69 and 87. Our grandchildren visited and were 11-18, as well as their parents. It offered something for everyone. The townhouse itself was very nice, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was really, really well stocked with equipment. The décor was beautiful and it was very clean. The owners were so friendly, helpful and gracious. They could not have been better. The complex was in a great location for restaurants and shopping, we could walk if we wanted to. On one side out of the parking lot was businesses and the other was the beach. The pictures of the complex and the townhouse are true. My husband and grandson went deep sea fishing on the Sweet Jody and caught lots of fish, they will do that again. Our son played golf and the girls shopped. We also attended a wonderful church there. We purchased shrimp the size of your hand and cooked them our self, great. All in all it was a great trip, we have had motor homes and done winters overseas and Mexico, this is just as good. My daughter said the sand was the prettiest of anyplace she had ever been. We will go back. I might add we celebrated 47 years of marriage in Destin and enjoyed it immensely.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Deloris and Donald. Thank you for your lovely review of our home in Destin. We enjoyed having you as guests and were delighted to know that you had such a good time and that your son and grandchildren were able to come for a visit. I have yet to try deep sea fishing but have watched the boats come in at A.J's during the annual Fishing tournament in October. I guess you must have had a wonderful fish fry that night. Next time you are there you have to try the Royal Red Shrimps if they are in season; they taste just like lobster. I have to say that like the girls I have done my fair share of shopping when I am there. We hope we have the pleasure of having you and your family stay with us again in the future. There is always something going on in Destin so you will never get tired of it or our beautiful beach.
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The Local Market
La Paz
Mexican Restaurant
Bric � Brac
American Restaurant
The Pancakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Capriccio Cafe
Coffee Shop
Fuji Seafood Buffet
Seafood Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe - Destin
Brunch Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Island Wing Company
Bar & Grill
Louisiana Lagniappe
Seafood Restaurant
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
Thai Delights Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
Shake's Frozen Custard
Dessert Shop
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Destin
Seafood Restaurant
Mary's Kitchen
Smoothie King
Juice Shop
Destin Ice & Seafood
Seafood Market
Mexican Grocery Store
The Track Destin
Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Morgan Sports Center
Destin Vacation Boat Rentals
The Other End
American Restaurant
The Back Porch
Seafood Restaurant
Joe's Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Harbor Docks
Seafood Restaurant
Hog's Breath Saloon
Seafood Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
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
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Destin Harbor
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Marina Cafe
Steak House
"Charter Boat ""Into The Blue"" @capt_fish_killa"
The Breakfast Table
American Restaurant
The Dinner Table Destin
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Birdies's Coffee + Stuff
Coffee Shop
Pelican Adventures
S.E.A. Chase Watersports
Asiago Skillet of Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Landsharks Pizza Company
Pizza Restaurant
Wet-n-Wild Watersports
Buck's Smokehouse
Barbecue Restaurant
Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Airport is a 20 minute drive.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
10 championship golf courses minutes away by car.

We are right on the Gulf Coast, situated close to Beautiful Golf Courses, Amazing Shopping such as The Famous Silver Sands Outlet Mall ,The Destin Commons and The Grand Boulevard Shops at Sandestin . Enjoy a stroll along the Harbor. Park at The Emerald Grand near the bridge to Fort Walton Beach where you can book many activities including: Parasailing, Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin Watch Cruises. Spend some time at The Air Force Museum or do some Go Karting. If you like water parks you can head to The Big Kahuna Water Park.

Take a drive down the beautiful scenic route starting on Old 98 onto Route 30A take in all the unique architecture and enjoy walking through these beach side communities, each has it's own personality and you"ll find great restaurants or just order your lunch or an ice cream from one of the many food trucks in Seaside (this is where the Movie The Truman Show with Jim Carey was filmed).

Looking for antiques head to Smith's Antiques on Hwy 98 or Fort Walton Beach Flea Market on Elgin Ave. Enjoy The Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach where you can meet Dolphins and many other Sea Life. Make sure you pick up a local Coupon Book and take advantage of many of the savings in the area. For a different perspective, take a helicopter tour along the coast.

As you can see there is something for all ages and interests. Of course you will want to spend time just enjoying our beautiful white powdered beach and emerald green waters.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.