|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Perfect getaway for relaxing in the Florida sun. This two story, two bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse, affectionately called the 'DREAM CHASER', is situated on the beach side of Highway 98 on a beautiful five-acre fresh water lake and just a three minute stroll through Southbay's tropical paradise to the sugar-white beach Destin is so famous for. Two huge balconies catch the sun and the Gulf breezes, and the large living area on the second floor is perfect for families or just a romantic getaway for two. This is where you wanna stay to make your vacation dreams come true!
This privately-owned, spacious, beautifully decorated townhouse offers everything you can imagine for the perfect beach vacation ... new 42 inch flatscreen TV in the living room and flatscreen TV's in the master bedroom and guest bedroom, wireless high-speed internet, DVD/CD player, two private balconies both w/patio furniture, grill, fully equipped kitchen, fresh linens, pillow-top kingsize bed, queensize bed and queensize sleeper sofa, private bathrooms for both bedrooms, reserved parking at the front door (no elevators), keyless entry, full-size washer & dryer and much more.
Our ideal location gives you quiet, relaxing beach time, but is just minutes from a water park, putt-putt golf, and an amusement park for the kids. If you're looking for a little excitement in the evening, we're close to dozens of fantastic restaurants and night clubs. As an alternative, you can relax on the large upper balcony as you sip your favorite beverage, listen to tunes, grill fresh Florida seafood or steaks, and enjoy the ocean breeze as it sweeps across the lake.
Southbay's amenities include two swimming pools with restroom facilities, two lighted tennis courts, reserved parking for each unit, a freshwater lake for fishing from your deck or gazebo and 300 feet of private beach with beach service. Enjoy breath-taking sunsets from Southbay's gazebo located directly on the beach.
Book soon as the best times are going quickly! We look forward to your visit.
Sample of renters' comments:
* We had a wonderful time! Your home is fabulous! Now we are spoiled -- we can never stay anywhere but on the lake. Thank you for sharing your condo with us. Everything was perfect!!
* Your condo and Southbay far exceeded our expectations. The condo is so nicely decorated. Could not believe how convenient it is to everything, including the BEACH! We will gladly recommend your place to others and will definitely return next year. We really appreciate you taking a personal interest in making our stay the best it could possibly be. Thanks again for everything!
When we were growing up our families always vacationed in Destin. We continued the tradition, but instead of building castles in the sand, we sat on the beach and daydreamed about someday having a place of our own in Destin. That dream came true in 2005 when we bought our first condo at Southbay by the Gulf, affectionately known as the 'Dream Chaser'. We love the beach and enjoy fishing, so we found the perfect getaway overlooking a beautiful 5-acre lake and just a short stroll to the beach through Southbay's tropical foliage. This is our piece of paradise and we enjoy it so much. We hope you will allow us to share it with you, your family and friends!
Jeannie Carter purchased this condo in 2005
Southbay by the Gulf is a tropical paradise. The grounds and the buildings are very well-maintained. Southbay has many amenities including two swimming pools (one is heated), lighted tennis courts, clubhouse, reserved parking at your front door, 5-acre fishing lake, direct beach access, etc. It is in walking distance to restaurants, shops, water park, amusement park, grocery stores, and of course, the BEACH!
You will enjoy this beautifully decorated two-story condo/townhouse. It has recently been updated with new stylish floor tile and carpet, fresh paint, renovated kitchen, and new accessories throughout. You have reserved parking right at the front door and a keyless entry, so no crowded elevators and no keys to keep up with. There are two bedrooms (kingsize and queensize) with adjoining baths downstairs and a queensize sleeper sofa upstairs. The spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, 1/2 bath and laundry room are upstairs. Two large balconies overlook the lake and are perfect for relaxing while you enjoy your favorite beverage and watch the sunset. This is a place for making lasting memories and one that you will want to return to year after year!
I have rented Dreamchaser at Southbay by the Gulf twice. We go again in May for the third time.
Why we like it:
-- One of the nicest Southbay units re: furnishings, large deck off living area and master bedroom, both overlooking the lake. Many units are not lake-front and have only little patios without much privacy.
-- You feel like you are staying in the owner's home rather than a cheaply furnished rental.
-- It is a short walk to the beach (all through the Southbay property with no roads to cross).
-- Good shopping just across the street.
This place was beautiful! The condo was so nice, and it was on the lake, which was beautiful! We loved it. Everything was clean and we had all the information we needed. Anywhere you could think you need to go was close. We did not have to drive far for anything! The bed is very comfortable!! My husband and I are definitely going back with our boys!
This was our first time in Destin, we usually go further south. The Dream Chaser is a beautiful condo. All the amenities of home. The beds are so comfortable after a long day on the water. The kitchen has everything you need. However we ate out every night at one of the nice restaurants. Shrimp lovers paradise. We enjoyed fishing off the decks. We had fantastic neighbors and so beautiful sitting and watching the activity around us. We spendt all of our time doing water activities, rented a pontoon and went to crab island, the ice cream boat was a big hit as you standing in waist high water. Jeannie is the best to work with. I highly recommend closing the patio umbrella every time you are not sitting under it. The wind gust will take umbrella and all. Absolutely coming back again.
First trip to the ocean with our young children and we could not have asked for a better experience. First, the condo unit has been recently modernized to give a very up do date feel. The bed is very comfortable and allowed us to rejuvenate after long days in the sun. Next, the living area/dining room is very spacious and allowed our kids to have plenty of room to crawl around. We didn't get to experience the two decks as much as my wife and I would've liked but they provide a great view to the lake. The private beach is a major plus as we strolled down the beach one day to the public beach and it was chaos. If we had to go to the public beach with two young children it would have put a damper on the trip. In closing, we could not have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely be back.
What can I say? The Dream Chaser at Southbay was one of the nicest places my family has ever stayed in Destin. It was even more than we expected. Fully equipped with everything we needed and very nicely furnished. It was great being able to park at the front door and bring our luggage right in. We all really enjoyed fishing in the lake and watching/feeding the turtles and ducks from our balcony. The beach and both pools were very convenient to the condo. The sand was the whitest and the water the clearest that we've seen anywhere in Destin. Jeannie was very accommodating and extremely easy to work with. This was truly a great experience and we will be back next year!
The Dream Chaser was a perfect fit for our family of 5, and we can't wait to come back! We loved being close to the beach and the pool, and we enjoyed watching the Thursday night fireworks from the upper balcony. Jeannie was exceptional! She was readily available for any questions and/or concerns and was very accommodating. We did have a concern with the air conditioning and Jeannie's response, along with a solution, was immediate to ensure that we were comfortable during our stay. We did utilize the kitchen to prepare several meals; however, for dining out, we would recommend the Back Porch to seafood lovers with children. The food was excellent and the restaurant is located on the beach and just a short drive from the condo. Thank you, Jeannie! We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
This was my families first time to see the ocean and I wanted to make it memorable, and boy did I!! Staying in the Dream Chaser was by far the best place I could have chosen! We had a few crazy things that happened (ie: wind flipping patio table and shattering it) but Jeannie was amazing in trying to fix things even when she was miles away. We loved everything about our trip and will for sure be staying at the Dream Chaser again!!!
Two pools both with restroom facilities, tennis courts, clubhouse, gazebo, lake, etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fall - Early Winter
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning||$115 + Tax|
Seven (7) night minimum stay during holidays and summer months. Checks Accepted.