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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,192 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa-Sleeper, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come to Destin, Florida and enjoy the sugar-white beaches and emerald-green waters!

We have a 2 story condo that is fully furnished with all the necessary kitchen appliances, towels, linens & blankets. You have a reserved parking spot within steps from your front door.

Our condo is located on the beach side of Highway 98 on a beautiful five-acre fresh water lake. Fish right off your deck, or at one of the gazebos located within the complex. It's just a three minute stroll through Southbay's tropical paradise to the sugar-white private beach and we even provide a wagon to make things easier to carry. Once at the beach you will be provided with 2 chairs and an umbrella (March thru October). There are two pools (1 heated...February to Mid-April) and 2 kiddie pools within walking distance. You never have to cross a street to get to the beach or pools!

Our condo has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the first level. Each bedroom is furnished with a flat-screen TV. The master bedroom includes its own private deck that overlooks the 5-acre fresh water lake with a spectacular view!

The newly renovated second level has a spacious, family room with a queen sofa-sleeper and a complete dining area, with new carpet in 2014. Enjoy watching a movie on the 50” plasma TV with free cable, along with a DVD & VCR. Walkout onto the upper deck and enjoy the beautiful sunsets on the completely furnished deck including a new patio table with umbrella (seats 6) and a new gas grill in 2015. Grab your fishing pole and try and catch a bass or maybe a snapping turtle that are waiting for you in the lake! The fully equipped kitchen was completely renovated in 2013 with ceramic floors and granite counter tops. It includes an updated half bath with ceramic floors and not to forget...a washer and dryer for your convenience.

There are other amenities to enjoy at Southbay, two lighted tennis courts, two large pools (one heated) & two kiddie pools. Then a short walk to the private beach with no streets to cross!

We included 2 chairs & umbrella for your use. We have boogie boards, plenty of sand toys, many toys for the kids to play with and a wagon to put all your things in!

Southbay by the Gulf is located in the heart of Destin right off of Hwy 98. There is Harbor Walk Village for shopping, dining, activities and deep sea fishing, as well as a huge outlet mall located about ten minutes away. If you are a golfer, there are several great courses nearby. Super Wal-Mart is less than 2 miles away and there is also a Winn-Dixie right across the street. There are several shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Big Kahuna water park is less than a mile away. There is miniature golf, go-carts and other rides for your kids to enjoy!

Whether you are looking for a nice family vacation, a fun girls trip or a romantic getaway, Southbay by the Gulf will be perfect for everyone!

So schedule your vacation today...put your flip flops on...come enjoy a relaxing time at our condo and have some fun in the sun on the beach in Destin!!!

See you soon!

More Details

Property Manager
Lynda Tanner (Contact #1) Vickie Byrom (Contact #2)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

quote from our guest book,

your condo and location are fantastic. the pool was wonderful, we played tennis, only because you thoughtfully stocked your closet with racquets and balls, forgot ours, watched tv, which is double the size of anything we own. and of course the beach was wonderful.

the island wing company across the street was great.

for restaurants the original Dewey Destin is very casual with great food and the boathouse serves great oysters and has entertainment.

we'll be back
Sep 2013
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1192 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located in Hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 beach chairs and umbrella provided at beach (March-October) 2 Adult pools and 2 kiddie pools Beach toys, boogie boards, etc. provided 2 Lighted Tennis Courts 50' Plasma TV Free Cable and WIFI


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful lake, clean condo with lots of room and only a 5 minute walk to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed fishing in the lake and the beach was beautiful. The condo was clean and quiet and we loved the two decks overlooking the lake. Simple 5 minute walk to the beach and the attendant there had our umbrella and chairs ready every day. This location and condo would be great for a family as it is very close to the water park, great restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I hope to see you back real soon! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you
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Clean, comfortable, pet friendly condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We looked at quite a few places to stay in Destin. So glad we chose this condo for our stress free week of fun. Lynda was easy to contact and responded quickly.

The condo was very clean. It was fully equipped with everything we needed. Some of our favorite moments were spent eating breakfast on the upper deck overlooking the beautiful lake, or unwinding in the evening at sunset.

It was close to the beach, and shopping. Looking forward to another trip of flip flopping fun in this condo! Thank you Lynda for sharing such a great place to make memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flippin Fun for the big 60!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent 6 days at Flip-Floppin Fun in the Sun and we had a wonderful time! Lynda was so helpful, you couldn't ask for a better owner to work with. Let me just say condo was clean and you need to bring nothing but your clothes! The unit also washer and dryer :-) The beach is a short walk away & there are two pools. The lagoon is full of fish (catch & release) and other wildlife. You will truly enjoy the deck off the living area. This unit is pet friendly, but beware of the mirror. The dog (or cat) on the other side will become your pet's nemesis!! :-) Looking to rent a condo in Destin? Look no further than Southbay Unit 46. We will definitely be back! Thank you Lynda!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay while on vacation!! Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 7 days in Southbay unit 46 and we had a fantastic time! The unit was very clean, the kitchen had all the appliances, utensils, cups, plates/bowls that we needed, and having a washer and dryer to use in the condo was very useful! I was in contact with Lynda multiple times throughout our planning process and stay and she was always very helpful, nice, and responded very quickly. The beach is just a short few minute walk away as are the two pools and tennis courts and you don't have to cross the road at all to get there. If you are looking into renting a condo while visiting the Destin area I highly recommend staying at Southbay unit 46. We will definitely be returning back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time out to write a review. I am glad you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back to stay with us again. Thank you again!
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Destin trip

  • 5 of 5

Great condo! Our family of five and small dog had a great experience! The condo was exactly how it was described and the area is very pet friendly. Location is great- close to everything. Tons of beach and pool toys and even toys and games to play with in the condo. We would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two boys stayed here in June, 2015. We will be staying again! The décor was very calm and relaxing and we always enjoy a balcony...especially overlooking the lake. The walk to the beach wasn't a problem for us at all. The owners provided practically EVERYTHING needed for the beach. We brought our own floats and didn't even need them. Also, there was plenty of extra cover and pillows. We will be back! Thanks so much for a great stay. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we try to make our unit the best it can be! See you next year!!
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The Back Porch
Big Kahuna's
Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Pompano Joe's
Mellow Mushroom
Destin Commons
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Destin Fishing Charters Service
Crab Island
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Destin
AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
Walmart Supercenter
Dewey Destin Harborside
Tailfins Ale and Seafood
AJ's Water Adventures: Dolphin Tours and Sunset Cruises
Track Family Recreation Center
The Pancakery
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton Beach , VP
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots close by
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna
Nearest Point of Interest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

If you choose to book on line there are a extra fees that VRBO will charge you, but it does give you piece of mind. I do have a pay pal account also that you could use, which is secure and no extra fees. You have a choice of doing the insurance or the damage deposit you do not have to do both. Any questions just call Lynda property manager. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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