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Gulf Front 2000sqf Condo, Large Balcony, Private Beach & Pool, Free Beach Setup

Holiday Isle, Destin, FL, USA
  • Condo2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

Condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths Over 2,000sqf Beautiful Balcony & Gulf Views Sleeps 6-8

Oceania 706 is a spacious Gulf front condo with three bedrooms and three bathrooms with magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico. Upon entering the condo the first thing you will notice is the floor to ceiling windows offering unobstructed panoramic views of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico and the sugar white sandy beach.

Oceania is a gated condominium with one of largest private beaches in the area. With only 71 units in the entire building, Oceania is considered a low-density building giving everyone plenty of room on the beach. Amenities include a private beach, beach service (two beach chairs and umbrella setup daily - Mar-Oct), reserved covered parking, swimming pool, fitness room, gas grills, wireless internet, enhanced DirecTV package and keyless access.

The condo also offers an impressive balcony where you will be able to see for miles from the 7th floor! Enjoy your morning coffee, afternoon lunches and relaxing dinners all while watching the beautiful ocean waves. The balcony can be accessed from three different sets of sliding glass doors and offers lounge chairs and tables. You will enjoy entertaining or just relaxing every day and night on the balcony. Curl up and read your favorite book, watch the dolphins swim by, or just enjoy the ocean breeze as life’s pressures just melt away.

The kitchen has new kitchen cabinets (2013), higher-end appliances and is fully equipped with all the tools you need to prepare your favorite meals.

The large living and dining area has a wet-bar with a stand alone ice maker ready for your entertaining. The spacious living room will give everyone plenty of room to spread out. Sofa sheets are provided for the sofa sleeper to allow the condo to sleep up to eight. In the living room, there is a 55' LCD-flat screen TV with upgraded DirecTv package (HBO, Golf channel, SEC, BIG 10 Networks), and a Blu-Ray/DVD player for those movie nights.

The master bedroom has a wall of windows overlooking the gulf, 47' TV, huge walk-in closet and the bathroom offers a double vanity, Jacuzzi bathtub, and a separate shower.

The second and third bedrooms each have their own private baths, queen size beds, large closets, and 32' LED TV's. All of the bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers.

Oceania is located on Holiday Isle which is a small peninsula in the Destin area. This peninsula is only a few miles in length and is surrounded by Destin Harbor to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Holiday Isle is off the beaten path but centrally located where you are literally minutes away from all the shopping, dining, fishing, amusements, golf and fun the Destin area has to offer. Destin has an abundant of water-view restaurants and fun dockside bars; plenty of restaurants from formal dining to fast-food to your classic mom and pop. Destin offers a world-class charter fishing fleet, sailing excursions, sunset cruises, dolphin cruises, pleasure boat rentals, diving and snorkeling trips. Nearby are abundant shopping opportunities from exclusive boutiques to outlet stores to antique shops. Numerous golf courses and amusement parks are only a short drive away. And don’t forget the beautiful Emerald Coast with the whitest sand with the softest grain you’ll ever feel.

Looking for something to do in the fall? Check out Destin in October!! The Destin Seafood Festival and the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo all take place during the month of October and they are a lot of fun.

We take pride in providing our guest real luxury items including quality linens, bath towels, and paper products. We strive to provide quality and maintained accommodations for your vacation.

2017: New master bedroom furniture, new dishwasher, new washer

2016: Updated furniture for guest bedrooms

2015: New balcony furniture; new sofas; new living room furniture; new dining room table; new bar stools for the kitchen; new area rugs; new lighting throughout; new chairs in master bedroom; various updates to bedrooms 2 & 3.

2014: New blinds in front bedrooms.

2013: New dryer, microwave, towels, and linens. We are working hard to maintain this unit to highest standards. New kitchen/bathroom cabinets and all new paint inside our condo and exterior of the building.

Down payment/refund policy: We require a $500 down payment to finalize your reservation with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. We provide a full refund in case of cancellation 60 days prior to your arrival. We do not rent to groups under the age 25 (ID's will be checked during check-in). Absolutely NO PETS of any kind are allowed. Smoking (including electronic smoking) is NOT permitted. During a hurricane, if the local government orders an evacuation during your stay, you will be refunded for the unused days of your stay.

Keywords: Gulf Front Condominium, Gulf Front, Gulf of Mexico, Spacious, Luxury, Amazing Sunsets, Gorgeous Views, White Sandy Beach, Private Beach, Huge Balcony, Holiday Isle, Amazing Views, High-Floor, Peaceful, Free Beach Setup, Emerald Coast, Sunset Cruises, Deep-sea Fishing, Scuba, Snorkeling, Golf, Kayaking, Parasailing, Family Vacation, Pool


Marcia Matthias

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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About Marcia Matthias

Ken and Marcia Matthias made a dream come true when they purchased Oceania 706 from the Hines family in December 2014. The Matthias' have been vacationing on Holiday Isle in Destin with their two daughters and close friends since 1993.

Marcia Matthias purchased this Condo in 2014

Why Marcia Matthias chose Destin

Prior to 2014 we had rented condos at other complexes on Holiday Ilse. In September 2014 we rented a condo at Oceania for the first time and immediately realized we had found the ideal property in Destin. Oceania offers so much more than most condo's - from the large balcony overlooking the beautiful serene Gulf, to the large, open floor plan, to the awesome beach - it is just the perfect place. What is unique about Oceania is overall the complex is small consisting of 9 floors, 71 gulf front units with only 24 actively on the rental program. The complexes to the right and left of Oceania are also on the small side and do not allow rentals. Therefore a vacationer has plenty of sandy white beach and ocean waves to enjoy. We believe you too will find the privacy and quality to entice you to make this your vacation destination. Oceania was constructed by Bennett Development. Their detail and quality in building exceed all others.

What makes this Condo unique

The complex is immaculately maintained. Nice perks include a covered parking place, keyless entry, remote opener for the front gate, an ice machine in the condo and free beach service (one umbrella and two chairs)! We also give our guests access to our owner's closet which is loaded with beach chairs, toys, coolers, nets, etc. Destin is known for deep sea fishing, gorgeous sunsets, and shopping galore. Oceania is literally minutes from everything - Paradise awaits you!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) 2nd and 3rd Bedrooms have queen size beds and each bedroom has their own private full bathroom.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • December 2013
        New bathroom cabinets.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Gated entrance to private beach
        • Oceanfront
          Oceania has 650 feet of private beach shared by only Oceania guest.
        • Water View
          View of Destin Harbor from front balcony


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New unit 2013
                    • Covered Parking
                      Reserved covered parking close to the elevator
                    • Elevator
                      Four sets of elevators
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free high speed Wi-Fi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      New 2017 Full-size HE washer and dryer (2013) in large utility room
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Oversized living/dining area overlooking Gulf
                    • Parking
                      Reserved covered parking place and additional parking provided for additional vehicles.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels are also provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      New 2013 Full-size HE washer and dryer in large utility room
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Oceania has updated free Wi-Fi that includes pool area
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                          New 2013
                        • Coffee Maker
                          #2 filters (not provided)
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          New 2017
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          With separate wet-bar with free-standing ice maker. New kitchen and bathroom cabinets December 2013
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Large pantry
                        • Refrigerator
                          French-door refrigerator with bottom freezer and ice/water on door
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Overlooking the Gulf/beach
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Paperback and hardcover
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray/DVD players in living room and one bedroom - DVD players in master and third bedroom
                                • Games
                                  Traditional board games and playing cards
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  DirecTv with upgraded channel package including HBO, Golf channel, SEC and BIG 10 Networks.
                                • Television
                                  55' Flatscreen TV in living room; 47' in master and 32' in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.


                                    • Balcony
                                      40 foot covered balcony overlooking the white sand beach and ocean....very private... perfect for morning coffee or evening sunsets
                                    • Golf
                                      Numerous courses are nearby.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Four high-end gas grills are on the property.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Heated October 1 - December 31 then March 1 - May 15
                                            • jetted tub
                                              In Master Bath


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Free beach service provided which includes two chairs and an umbrella set up daily. In addition, we have numerous beach toys, beach chairs, cooler, nets, etc. available for our guests. On-site exercise room.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  67 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect beach trip!

                                                                  Melissa K.

                                                                  When you walk through the front door and see the full wall of floor to ceiling view of the ocean, you know you chose the right place. This is on a private beach so while everyone else is crowded you are enjoying peace and beauty. The owners also have a closet with every beach toy, chairs, coolers etc. super clean and located near the harbor. Can’t wait to return!

                                                                  Absolutely beautiful condo, wonderful stay

                                                                  John T.

                                                                  Over the last 7 years we have stayed in Destin for the month of February. We have stayed at Sterling Shores, Sterling Sands, and Emerald Towers. I must say that Oceania was the best. We loved the location which is off the very busy 98 and on the quiet Gulf Shore Dr. Marcia Mathias was very easy to work with and her condo 706 is beautiful. My wife loved the master bedroom with two swivel chairs by the floor to ceiling windows. A perfect place to read or just sit and watch the beautiful beach. The beach supplies (chairs and beach toys) were an unexpected benefit. We had a small problem, a leaky kitchen sink drain but a call to Marcia and it was fixed immediately. One more thing....if you are an eat in person the kitchen was stocked with everything needed to do your cooking and then some. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Mathias for a wonderful month.

                                                                  Wonderful location

                                                                  julene R.

                                                                  We rented this property for the month of January. Million dollar view, fantastic condo. You will enjoy your experience. Good Location for many fine restaurants.


                                                                  Kia G.

                                                                  My family of 6 vacationed over the Christmas holiday. Our stay was wonderful. The only downside was the cool weather. The unit was CLEAN, WELL.STOCKED, AND MAINTAINED wonderfully. I would most certainly return. The view from the master was intense and the balcony view was an extension of it. We were able to access the balcony from the master as well. The kitchen was well stocked. The ice machine was the same size as a mini dishwasher! Each room had its own bathroom. And there was a designated parking spot under the cover of the building. I really only have great things to say. My family got much needed rest with the best view ever. I am looking to book again for next year.

                                                                  Best rocker recliner chairs for reading/talking/TV ever found in a condo

                                                                  Marilyn B.

                                                                  Have never found a condo with more comfortable chairs, a matched pair perfect for reading or watching TV or just talking. Property is extremely well managed and maintained. Have already booked next year's trip.

                                                                  Wonderful stay

                                                                  Lisa K.Otsego, Michigan

                                                                  The condo was appointed with everything needed. Marcia was very easy to communicate with and answered all questions. The view was awesome and the condo had everything needed. Would stay here again.


                                                                  Holiday Isle, Destin, FL, USA

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                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Full refund if canceled 60 days prior to arrival. During a hurricane, if the local government orders an evacuation during your stay, you will be refunded for the unused days of your stay. Price includes free beach service which is two chairs and an umbrella set up every day for you (March - October)! Please indicate the total number of adults and children that will be vacationing with you. We do not rent to single groups under the age of 25 (ID's checked during check-in). Reservations made 60 days or less prior to arrival will require payment in full.

                                                                  67 Reviews
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