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Waterfront modern-architecture! 5th fl balcony-Gulf & sunset view-Top Seller!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, Saturday-to-Saturday ONLY

Stunning renovation completed with Classic modern décor creates a relaxing uncomplicated vacation escape. Open floor plan lets the spectacular view shine. Contemporary Diamond polished concrete floors. Beautiful sunset views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and the jetty protecting the harbor– with nonstop entertainment of daily fishing fleets, sailboats, and harbor activity. Walk thru native sand dunes (to the right) or carefully groomed beaches (to the left) from our private beach - find a nice treasure of sea shells as you walk the beach. The best dolphin-viewing for our local bottlenose families - are around breakfast time... perhaps within 30-60 minutes of sunup - and then again in the afternoon (also viewable from our balcony).

Granite counter-tops and new cabinetry throughout kitchen and baths. New China white master shower! Look out over the water as you prepare a meal in the beautiful all-new open kitchen with new upgraded stainless steel appliances. Large mirrored medicine cabinets and and granite topped vanities provide ample storage in both baths. 55” 4K flat screen TV with DVD player in living room, 42” TV master, 26” TV with built in DVD players in bedroom. King-size bed in Master bedroom; queen bed in front bedroom. Queen sleeper sofa in living room.

Keywords: Gulf-facing 2-Bedroom Condo with 5th Floor Balcony in 'The Islander' resort with a very unique 24-hour Front Desk service during Spring, Summer & Fall, with Snowbird support 8 AM- 8 PM November thru February!

More Details

Gerald "Jerry" & Krista Colter--Islander Unit 514
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Gerald "Jerry" & Krista Colter--Islander Unit 514

We fell in love with Destin but truly never dreamed that we might come to enjoy this place on the Gulf of Mexico - where you can see and hear the waves from the balcony, while also enjoying the best that the area has to offer.

So, we've found Condo 514 at The Islander Resort - Please come and 'Be Our Guest!'

Gerald "Jerry" & Krista Colter--Islander Unit 514 purchased this condo in 2010

Why Gerald "Jerry" & Krista Colter--Islander Unit 514 chose Holiday Isle

Where else will you find a 24X7 'Condo-Tel' Front Desk for Spring, Summer & Fall easy check-in, check-out, and fast help for concierge-type free info and free beach and sport items to check out? A quality Front Desk is truly rare.

We initially came to Destin because of the unique sugar-sand beaches. Every year they just keep looking better ... and the leadership on Destin's Holiday Isle makes sure the beaches are restored quickly as needed after the strong winds blow! You'll love our new 600,000 cubic yards of sand fresh in 2013 and looking great!

What makes this condo unique

About 50 steps from our private pool to the private beach thru your Private Gate to the beach - and the summer 'VIP Program' provides your 2 beach chairs and very large umbrella each day. Unbelievable sunsets from the beach or your private 5th floor balcony.

Enjoy your coffee or even the special Espresso/Cappuccino on the balcony ... we look for the morning birds in a concentrated area - and shortly after we can see our long-term 'neighborhood' dolphins during breakfast, lunch or dinner.

There's always something to see as you relax on balcony - with all the Harbor's best professional ships and private boats in their non-stop coming and going ... as well as parasailing boats and sunset cruises.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Unit 514 is tastefully decorated. The furniture is contemporary and very comfortable. The colors and the layout has such a calming effect when you walk into the unit. If you want to stay in and cook, the kitchen has everything you need. If you're looking for a place to relax & enjoy beautiful sunsets this is the unit to be in. We sat out on the balcony every evening with a glass of wine to watch the sunset. The beach is gorgeous!
Jan 2011
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Holiday Isle Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Crisp new vanity w/Granite, large mirrored medicine cabinet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , New granite counters/upgraded cabinets/marble shower w/glass
  • New sinks/granite/ counters, huge mirrors and all porcelain, upscale hardware. Exceptionally clean and newly renovated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , people ask 'where can I get a mattress like this?'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , One of the 1st (and few) in The Islander with a Queen bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Amazing public Golf within 5-10 mile range - here's a partial list: Kelly Plantation - , Golf Garden of Destin Indian Bayou - Sandpiper Cove - Emerald Bay - 'The Islander' resort has just completed a $3 Million dollar total rennovation - and their VIP Program Includes: Free Beach Service - Two comfortable chairs & one very large umbrella, DESTIN ATHLETIC CLUB - 20% discount off for Islander guests, THE BACK PORCH Restaurant - One free appetizer (great seafood), SEABLASTER (boat cruise with a very fast high-octane ride) - One free adult ticket per condo rental, INDIAN BAYOU GOLF - 20% discount on golf, up to 4 players per card, EMERALD BAY GOLF - 20% on regular 18-hole green fee / 10% off the mid-day and twilight rates, HARD ROCK CAFÉ - 15% off everything, free souvenir with $25 purchase, Destin Snorkeling: 20% Off for Islander


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Waterfront modern-architecture! 5th fl balcony-Gulf & sunset view-Top Seller!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews
Denver, NC

The staff was very helpful pn every level and always smiling! beach towels, chairs, umbrellas!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again if we come to Destin and recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Hope you decide to stay with us again in the future!
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Greensboro, North Carolina

Nice place; uncomfortable furniture.

  • 4 of 5

Good view, clean, good beds, baths and kitchen. Modern furniture was flat, no arm rests; very uncomfortable. Kitchen chairs were hard plastic. Floors were plain cement. One wall plug in the back is linked to a switch by the front door; if you don't figure that out, you'll wonder why there is no power.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make guests away that we offer a unique, minimalistic "Modern" look and feel to this waterfront condo. We also place the word "modern' in the listing title, and hope our guests take advantage of our 24 photos as part of the listing - with all of the Mid-Century Modern furniture listed in the photo array. Believe it or not - we invested roughly double the $price on this furniture versus the typical over-stuffed furniture - and we get many requests for how to contact the master bedroom mattress manufacturer - because of it's superb comfort. The diamond-polished concrete floor is a superb hit with our guests - and many rent because of it's cleaner comparison to carpet dander etc., for children and adults with breathing challenges. We have notified Housekeeping about your valid comment regarding the back lamp which is connected to the front light-switch panel. Thanks for your comments
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  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a wonderful week! Perfect location, close enough to everywhere we wanted to go & quiet enough to make it very enjoyable. Wonderful condo, SPOTLESSLY clean, well equipped & with all the amenities available that we wished for during our week at the beach. Would love to know the make of the mattress in the master bedroom, the BEST sleep we've had in a long, long time! We hope to return sooner rather than later! Thank you :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind comments - and we're glad you had a nice stay. Would you believe we have had previous superb comments on the same mattress you fell in love with - so next time down to Destin we'll look at the manufacturer and try to share our secret with you! Jacqulin & Richard Owners of #514 @ The Islander
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Lebanon, TN


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Destin and our first time booking through VRBO. We were nervouse that the pictures would not be a true representation of what we were getting. WE STAND CORRECTED. This place was incredible. The views were amazing, the staff so nice and so convenient to everything. So close to the beach we could run back to the room for snacks and drinks. We will def book with you guys again and again. We have found our new annual trip for our family. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to enter your kind observations - as owners of Condo #514 - we are always encouraged by guests that have been faithfully returning to The Islander Resort since the mid-1980's. Our goal is to have this top-selling unit in all 131 condos on this superb vacation campus ... better than it was the last time! We look forward to seeing you again.
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The Honeymooning Couple

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this condo for our honeymoon. It is a very clean and beautifully updated condo. Really enjoyed the view from the balcony and the pools were very clean. The guy that set up the chairs was super helpful and even gave great places to eat, which was wonderful! Very close to the beach and concierge at desk were very nice and helpful. Great location in central Destin, easy to navigate around town from this location.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, Tn


  • 5 of 5

Great amenities, comfortable, very clean and perfect area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Megan: we truly attempt to make this the place that we would want to come visit - and we would love to see you back - thanks for spending your Honeymoon here!
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The Back Porch
Seafood Restaurant
Joe's Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Morgan Sports Center
The Track Destin
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Smoothie King
Juice Shop
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Mary's Kitchen
Mexican Grocery Store
Shake's Frozen Custard
Dessert Shop
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Gator Beach
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
Fuji Seafood Buffet
Seafood Restaurant
The Pancakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Island Wing Company
Bar & Grill
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe - Destin
Brunch Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Bric � Brac
American Restaurant
The Local Market
La Paz
Mexican Restaurant
Capriccio Cafe
Coffee Shop
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Thai Delights Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Louisiana Lagniappe
Seafood Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
Primrose Restaurant
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Shrimp Basket Destin
Seafood Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
The Craft Bar
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Multiple - best 2 miles of 'beach strip' in Destin
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
5 courses within 15 miles (try Kelly Plantation)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Emerald Coast Hightway 98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
20-30 within 2-3 miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Tours in the marina (jet ski or parasail too)
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
50 feet to sand thru your private gate
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin's Big Kahuna
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
La Paz Restaurante & Cantina
Nearest Point of Interest
Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant
Car: recommended

The Islander Resort is a rare place for you to either 'relax and get away from it all' - or enjoy yourself to the max! To protect the integrity of this 1st-class property - all rentors must be 25 years old.

Our courteous 24-hour Front Desk staff is much like a hotel, so great service comes with your 2-bedroom 'Condo-Hotel', whether you need access to one of the many Islander recreational items, or free Concierge-type ideas for what's in the area,

It truly says something special when you speak to the many guests of The Islander Report who have been returning year-after-year ... and we're proud of the quality of the campus after our recent $3 million dollar renovation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
1-time Maid/Clean Fee $105
Tax Rate 11.0%

Dates that overlap "season pricing shifts" are pro-rated within each Rate Period for the respective number of days in each. Damage Protection of $9/day is collected from our Front Desk to cover accidental damages - non refundable.
We prefer 7-day week Saturday to Saturday. A Full 7-day rental gets you 1/2 day credit back. Maximum stay is 21 days for any season.

-For a full 7-day week - you save! Only pay for 6 1/2 nights X the lower 4-day daily rate

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.

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