About the property
- Condo1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, 3-day minimum
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!
Gerald "Jerry" & Krista Colter--Islander Unit 514
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 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 Destin
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The staff was very helpful pn every level and always smiling! beach towels, chairs, umbrellas!
We would definitely stay here again if we come to Destin and recommend it to family and friends!
Thank you for the review. Hope you decide to stay with us again in the future!
Nice place; uncomfortable furniture.
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.
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
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 :-)
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
BETTER IN PERSON!!
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!!!
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.
The Honeymooning Couple
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.
Great amenities, comfortable, very clean and perfect area. Highly recommend.
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!
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.