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Marcia Matthias

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Awesome Gulf Front 7th floor Condo with a Large Balcony ~ Private Beach ~ Pool

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 are 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, new 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.

Oceania 706 is owner rental/management. 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.

Most importantly we are passing along the savings in rental commission fees to you - our guest! When you book Oceania 706 you will not be charged extra for beach service or processing fees!!

2016: Updated furniture for quest bedrooms

2015: New balcony furniture; new sofas; new living room furniture; new dining room table; new bar stools for 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 washer/dryer, dishwasher, 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 30 days prior to arrival. We provide a full refund in case of cancellation 30 days prior to your arrival. We do not rent to groups under the age 25. Absolutely NO PETS of any kind are allowed. Smoking (including electronic smoking) is NOT permitted.

We accept MasterCard/Visa/Discover and E-Checks through VRBO secure on-line payment system. We also accept personal checks.

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marcia Matthias (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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 (no more trying to remember who has the key or where is the key), and an ice machine in the condo!

Destin is known for deep sea fishing, gorgeous sunsets and shopping galore. Oceania is only minutes from everything - Paradise awaits you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay after the rain left Sunday! The condo was very nicely furnished, and we appreciated the extras we have not experienced at other condos. We really like the Oceania and will stay there again when a three bedroom will suffice.

Thanks for making this condo experience special to us!
Jun 2012
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Awesome Gulf Front 7th floor Condo with a Large Balcony ~ Private Beach ~ Pool
average rating of 4.972973 based on 38 reviews

Absolutely beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is just as it is pictured (however walking through that door and looking at the amazing ocean view in person was just breath-taking). You can simply pack your bags, swimsuit and toothbrush and you wouldn't need another thing - except to stop at the grocery store. They have thought of everything--blow dryers in each bathroom, beach towels, games, beach chairs, sand toys, swim noodles, paddle and balls for the beach, Frisbees, football, coolers on wheels, (and so much more -- too numerous to mention). There were plenty of wash cloths, hand and bath towels. The ice maker in unit is the size of a dishwasher and we consistently had ice throughout our stay. The kitchen has everything you need to fix meals even a blender for mixing drinks. The pool was never crowded-- in fact 80 percent of the time we had the pool to ourselves. Guess our timing was everything. We spent many hours on the balcony. We never tired of that fantastic view. The beach service included two chairs and an umbrella which were set up for us each day. We had perfect weather the whole week we were there. The elevators were quick and the staff we encountered during our visit were very polite and professional. They even allowed us to print our boarding passes from the office. The only recommendation we would make is this -- ceiling fans for the balcony. The owners were very quick to answer any questions I had while planning our vacation. We will definitely stay here again. Tip for eating out -- make it an early dinner or the wait is very long. We ate out each evening around 5 - 5:30 PM and were able to get seated fairly quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very awesome place to stay........

  • 5 of 5

We were at Oceania for the very first time last week. My son was getting married on the beach and staying at the Palazzo Del Sol beach house so we wanted to stay close to where they were staying. The condo we rented (#706) was absolutely awesome. The view could not be beat. My mom who was with us cannot go sit out on the beach in the sun because she has had melanoma but she enjoyed the big and awesome balcony all week long and said it was just like being on the beach without actually putting her feet in the sand. The condo was very clean, very roomy, loved that each room had its own bathroom, loved that everything from beach towels to beach toys, beach chairs, umbrella's, small cooler for the beach, etc. were supplied. Check in and check out were extremely easy. Owner emailed codes for gate access and also code to condo a week in advance along with parking passes so there was no trying to meeting up with anyone for keys. This was truly the best place I have ever stayed and will not only return to Oceania but will return to condo #706. Thank you to the awesome owners for making our stay stress free.....I highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous for families

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a week together at Oceania 706. The condo was very clean and comfortable and met our every need.The ample seating in the living room and at the dining table was especially great. Destin is one of our favorite places and we have stayed at a couple different properties, including several units at Oceania. Unit 706 has been one of our favorites by far. The provided beach towels and beach paraphernalia are a special perk very much appreciated that we have not found with any other accomodations. Thank you to Marcia who was very helpful whenever contacted.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place and location. Travis was great and most helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

our family enjoyed staying in Oceania condo. the owners provide great amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place

  • 5 of 5

Our family met here, 6 adults and one child, to spend the week together in Destin, as we do every year. We usually stay further up the beach in a nice unit whose parking lot empties onto busy Hwy 98. That alone was the main reason for checking out a new place, Oceania on Holiday Isle. We hit a home run! The condo could not have been better. It is very tastefully decorated, not over the top and not too "living room elegant." The pictures in VRBO are accurate and up to date. (And yes, the balcony is really that long!) Many of the furnishings are apparently new in 2015. The accommodations can't be beaten! And the easy access in and out encouraged our party to bring bicycles to Destin for the first time. Gulf Shore Drive is lightly traveled and a picturesque drive along the area of Oceania and points west.

The outside storage closet deserves a paragraph of its own! Unless you have a special chair, leave yours at home. Not only do you have beach service in season, there are several chairs in the closet. Need a cooler for the beach? There is one in the closet. If you have a small child, there is a treasure-trove of beach toys waiting to be discovered. There are also a few floats you can use to relax in the Gulf. I can honestly say, we didn't see everything that was in there! The point is, you can save a lot of trunk space in your car by renting #706.

I could go on and on about the Destin area, but you probably already know that stuff. But much of what Destin has to offer is close to the Harbor area, which is close to Oceania. While I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did, I hope you don't want our week in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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McGuire's Irish Pub
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian Bayou Golf Club
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Literally steps away
Car: recommended

Dolphin cruises


Rates & Availability

Oceania Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 18 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival.

Price includes beach service - two chairs and an umbrella setup every day for you!

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.

Reservations made 30 days or less prior to arrival will require payment in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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 bathroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and umbrella provided in addition we provide 4 additional beach chairs for our guests to take to the beach. Exercise room on-site,Party room available New kitchen and bath cabinets in addition to new paint throughout unit in December 2013.

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