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Owner/ Mike

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

LAKEFRONT CONDO * FREE WIFI * FREE PARKING * 3 POOLS * BUDGET FRIENDLY* CLEAN

16 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

Destin 1 Bed - 1 Bath Condo with Lake View

***** WELCOME ** LAKEFRONT* BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW* HALF A MILE TO BEACH *BOOK NOW

Unit 131 is a one bedroom condo located on the first floor with a lake view. You will enjoy the beautiful palm trees and lake view from this condo. Sit on the patio chairs and enjoy the birds singing and croaking frogs. The renovated condo has everything you will need. There is a fully stocked kitchen and the kitchen refrigerator has filtered water and ice. There is a double oven stove and a dishwasher. The living room features new furniture with a full size sleeper sofa. Relax and read in air conditioned comfort on the matching lounge chair. The new flat screen T.V. includes a DVD player. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed, phone, flat screen television, and plenty of room for clothes in the two dressers and closet. Linens are provided. This is one of the nicest condos available at Gulf Terrace. We have now added FREE internet and WIFI inside the condo for your Convenience. Gulf of mexico across the street, public beach access is about a half a mile away. 5 to 10 min drive , about a 25 min walk. The public beach access has res area and free parking .

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner/ Mike (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Owner/ Mike

This is our third year and we would like to thank all of our past guests for staying with us and we hope you come back real soon.

Owner/ Mike purchased this condo in 2013

Why Owner/ Mike chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Very nice condo within a hop and skip to the beach we could not resist. And the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. The white sand and green hue of the gulf its absolutely beautiful.

What makes this condo unique

Walking distance to beach, shops, restaurants. Outlet stores and Henderson beach is a short car drive away including destin harbor bout 10 mins away, many shops restaurants etc.

Reviews

4.3
based on 16 traveler reviews

LAKEFRONT CONDO * FREE WIFI * FREE PARKING * 3 POOLS * BUDGET FRIENDLY* CLEAN
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews
Germantown, TN
4

Great value.. Know what you're getting, first!

  • 4 of 5

Going through the security arm-gate and driving around the property to find the unit, our first impression was: questionable--based on the location and exterior. This is a very old property that is close to Big Kahuna's. At the same time, the location can be a plus for that very reason: your on the same side of the street as the big waterpark, so the traffic battle is not as bad.

There were plenty of walkers and bike riders going to and from work which is nice, but, where we're from, a bunch of people on-foot are opportunistic for mischief. That was not comforting.

Once we stepped inside the unit, all that changed. Very clean! The condo was immaculate. It had all the furnishings for a long weekend (or more) for our family of 4. Bed was okay, king-sized but comfort was okay. The sofa bed is just that..don't get your hopes up, but the couch and huge recliner were well-utilized. Bed pillows are very "airy"--if you need support, bring your own.

HVAC and plumbing controls functional properly. Overall finishes were in great shape: paint, bathtub, vanity, etc. Bath linens are cheap, thin kind but functional.

The kitchen was extremely clean. Plastic laminate countertops but looked new. Nice, big, side-by-side refrigerator for stocking the necessities. Plenty of cabinets..if we were there for a week or more, we would have been comfortable with buying a ton of groceries.

I would recommend the owner install additional towel hooks for bath towel use. Of course, being by the beach, you need something to hang beach towels and swim suits on outside, and there were a couple to use on the porch. Since there's no laundry provisions inside the unit, making the hike to an unknown area on the grounds is not favorable. If you put up a couple double-robe hooks in the bathroom, your guests can reuse towels. This will save you money on new towels and keep guests from going who-knows-where to wash/dry their linens.

The porch area is, like the exterior of the building, kind of sad, but it overlooks a big pond so that's a plus if you fish. Otherwise, not much to look at.

I would advise the owner to look at installing a more secure entry door locking mechanism. The door trim was pulling away from the frame due to either excessive pulling from within the condo or attempted entry from outside.. Either way, not comforting. Also, the flip lock on the large sliding door is very worn and doesn't seem to lock securely. I advise those two items be addressed above all others.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your extensive review. In other words you enjoyed our well decorated and clean budget friendly condo. Thanks for the nice words hope to see you back soon. Enjoy your summer
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Athens, Georgia
4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

I was very impressed with this condo! It was beautifully furnished and had plenty of room for the three of us.

To uber to some places to eat was no more than $10 each way and the amount of places to eat in the general vicinity was great.

How to get to public access beach was not clear, though and we ended up driving around for a while to find access. The beach IS very close, but they are private beaches.

Also, just a heads up- the wifi info provided in the check in e-mail is out of date. The correct info was located on the router.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our condo and look forward to your next visit
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great. I love the way it is decorated, it made me feel like I was at home. It was a great surprise to find books for me to borrow and read while there. The only thing I might recommend is there be some black out blinds or shades put up in the bedroom. The light from outside was very bright and found it hard to go to sleep.

I would highly recommend anyone staying here and would most definitely stay here again.

Thank you for sharing your condo with us.

Brandi

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review we will look into the darker curtains . We always try to keep a neat and orderly condo and we are so glad that everyone that stays enjoy themselves. We are booked up the rest of the year which so get your next year reservation in early. Thank you again for your business. Look forward to you staying next year.
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4

Loved it! Very peaceful and quiet!

  • 4 of 5

Only thing is I wished we had known the washer and dryer was not in our unit

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ericka we are glad you had a peaceful and quiet stay. We usually allow our washer and dryer to our snow birds or those staying a month or more. However as stated in our ad we do have a laundry area that offers coin operated laundry by the condo office. Thank you have a great summer come back and visit us soon.
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4

Condo was nice.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was nice and we enjoyed our stay. The view out the back door was beautiful. The condo could use just a little kid proofing if you have little ones. Use the entrance off Airport Road for this condo because you get shocked by the front gate keypad. The office was closed my entire stay here so I can't speak for how the customer service is. But overall a good stay and I'll use this agency again. I'll just stay at a different location that's on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys i'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes we are not on the beach but very close by within a half a mile that is how we keep our prices so reasonable. Our agency does not have a office there. The office onsite is for condo owners only that is why our agency gives you a app to download if you have any issues and they are very prompt in responding. Yes our agency has over 150 properties so if you see something you like to book there feel free to call me and I can book it for you. Keep in mind places directly on the beach will be higher in price. Call me directly for your next booking and thanks for your business Mike 443-610-7175
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5

Great Destin Condo

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, kitchen well stocked with everything we could have needed to cook, neighbors were nice, and the location was right in the middle of everything. It was a bit of a trek to the beach access, and two of the washing machines were broken but otherwise it was a great stay! Having keyless entry was such a godsend and the office help, while having weird hours, was extremely friendly. Thanks Mike for letting us use your place! Well decorated and felt like a beach getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for the kind words. We strive to keep a nice clean condo . It was our pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to having you next year. The office on property only deals with the condos not the renters, if you have any issues you need to call our rental agency - Dale Peterson Properties and they will kindly help you. I will call the condo association to see if the washers have been repaired Call me personally to book your next vacation. Thanks again for your business and enjoy the rest of the summer. Mike
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Map

Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"great mall for shopping"
Harborwalk Village
Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park
"very close by"
Destin Beach
"the best beach, green hue clear gulf white sand"
Marina Cafe
"excellent drinks during happy hour"
Henderson Beach State Park
"Beautiful state park"
A J's Restaurant
AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
"great place for lunch dinner"
Merlin's Pizza
"great pizza"
Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q
"we love this BBQ place excellent u must go here "
Waffle House
"Waffle houses quick fast food reasonably priced"
Winn-Dixie
"Grocery store close by"
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Fort walton beach
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Wendys, shake / Ice cream stand, Chick Fil a
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Destin

GULF COAST IS ACROSS THE STREET, PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS IS HALF A MILE AWAY ,MANY RESTAURANTS VERY CLOSE IN WALKING DISTANCE, BIG KAHUNA WATER PARK NEARBY , QUICK DRIVE TO HENDERSON WATER PARK, AND MARINA NEAR BY, IN THE HEART OF DESTIN. QUICK DRIVE TO OUTLET STORES. PARKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF CONDO. THIS IS A GATED COMMUNITY. ALL WATER ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE WHITEST SAND BEACH IN ALL OF FLORIDA CALLED THE EMERALD COAST BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL GREEN HUE.

About Destin

Known as 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village' for its origins as a humble fishing town, Panhandle Destin, FL is the perfect peaceful beach vacation getaway. Situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin is famous for its white beaches, fine dining, and world-class offshore fishing. Have your morning coffee while overlooking the clear ocean Gulf, and then take a stroll along the beach. With a full kitchen, large deck, and the beach as your backyard, rentals offer the opportunity to throw the perfect family barbeque, complete with a starry night bonfire and s'mores.

Choose from an array of beach and water activities in Destin. With parasailing, kayaking, bungee jumping, golfing, and more, the possibilities are endless! Interested in beautiful sight seeing? Destin Pass, located at the western tip of the peninsula, is accessible to the public and is a great place to see exotic birds and beautiful coastal sand dunes. Destin is home to some of the best restaurants around, and while seafood is the cuisine of choice, there are also great Mexican and authentic Caribbean options as well. Enjoy live music over dinner; from jazz to classical piano, these restaurants have it all.

Here are a few suggestions to help you plan your Destin vacation:

-Take a surfing lesson: The Ride on Surf School offers group lessons, weekend camps, as well as private lessons. With opportunities for surfing for all kinds of skill levels, this school is the perfect excuse to soak up the rays and try something new and exciting.

-Rent a boat: Set sail with Blue Crab Watersports, and rent your own personal pontoon boat. Cruise along the Destin Harbor and experience the beautiful ocean views and unforgettable ocean life that you are bound to see.

-Take a dolphin cruise: Destin is home to an active bottlenose dolphin population, and there are several dolphin watching tour boats that can take you out to sea for a close encounter.

-Join a dinner cruise: Sail into the sunset while riding aboard one of Destin's Sun Quest dinner cruises, guaranteed to wine and dine you into vacation bliss.

-Visit a water park: Destin is home to some of the most exciting waterslides in the state. Waterparks are a terrific way to spend the day if you're traveling with children.

-Go deep sea fishing: Destin deep sea fishing trips are very popular and are a great way to pursue swordfish and marlin with the help of a professional guide.

The museums, shopping areas, and golf courses in Destin will keep you busy during the day, and after sunset, the world class restaurants and night spots will keep you out late. When it's finally time to settle in, come home to your own private beach rental or luxury downtown condo and relax in style. Vacation rental opportunities in Destin are widely available during every season of the year and offer all the amenities you need to make the most of your vacation getaway. While you're visiting Destin, don't miss a chance to explore some excellent nearby destinations like Bonita Springs and Clearwater

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Terrace Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$141
$956
 
 
Early fall
Aug 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$99
$618
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$67
$419
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$66
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $45 + Tax
Processing $55 + Tax
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

SNOWBIRD RATES AVAILIABLE
DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Full Bathroom(s)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa in living area
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gulf is almost across the street. Public beach access is about a half a mile away. free parking. Coin Operated washer and dryers located in laundry room near condo office by pool

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