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Destin Gulfgate 401-Absolutely Beach Front, Xlg 2 BR, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Travel Channel awarded Destin the honor of being voted the 'Best Family Beach' in 2013!!! Subscribers have voted Destin Gulfgate the best vacation rental condo in Destin!!! And guess what? The Number 1 rating was awarded BEFORE the new pool and fitness center at Destin Gulfgate were completed in March 2013.

Want to see a live shot of the beach and the new pool at Destin Gulfgate? Go to and see for yourself. You can take control of the web camera and use your mouse to control the camera yourself. Go to the lower right corner of the screen at and click on the "blue dot surrounded by cross hairs" icon to take control of the camera. If someone else is online and currently controlling the camera, you may have to wait your turn. When you can gain control the camera, note the two blue dots (on vertical and horizontal lines) and one green dot. The blue dots can be moved vertically or horizontally using your mouse to move the webcam left (east) to right (west) or up or down to view the pool, gazebo, beach, water or the open Gulf on the horizon. The green dot can be moved with your mouse to zoom in and out. Try it!!! A picture is worth a thousand words!!

If you're coming to the beach, stay ON THE BEACH! And it doesn't get any better than Destin Gulfgate #401.

Located on the east end of the fifth floor, DG #401 has SIDE WINDOWS for AWESOME VIEWS DOWN THE BEACH, day and night. And there is nothing between the 30' x 8' balcony railing and the Gulf of Mexico but sand and seaoats!

Destin Gulfgate is a small 65 unit family oriented gated condo community located in the middle of Destin, off Hwy 98 on 465' of beach which gives everyone more room at the beach. Come see for yourself why this family-friendly, gated condo is a repeat favorite year after year! And Destin #401 is the best way to enjoy that vacation!

Being on the east end, away from the center elevators, means more privacy and quiet time. The unit was decorated in relaxing beach colors and decor to give a Florida beach cottage feel....this is the beach after all! Everything about this custom floorplan makes it one of the largest 2BR 2BA units in Destin with 1430 SQ FT heated and cooled, in addition to the 30' foot balcony, a large size fully stocked kitchen, plus laundry room with brand new side by side washer and dryer. The 2 bedroom suites have their own baths and privacy; lots of closet space. THE WHOLE UNIT HAS BEEN TILED WITH 16' DIAGONAL TILES. COUNTER TOPS IN THE KITCHEN,GUEST BATH AND WET BAR WERE RECENTLY UPGRADED TO GRANITE.

The Master Bedroom has a King sized bed with new pillowtop mattress overlooking a WALL OF GLASS with sliding glass doors to the balcony. Adjoining the MBR is a large Bath with dual vanities and a 6' WALK IN SHOWER. The Second Bedroom/Suite hosts 2 QUEEN BEDS, lots of closet space and TV/BluRay Player. Adjoining is a large bath with 6' WHIRLPOOL tub with shower head.

The Living/Dining area is 15' x 29' with a 15' WALL OF GLASS opening to the balcony, in addition to windows on the side for a very light and beach feeling, day and night. Great sunrises! Queen Sleeper sofa, 55" Sony FLAT SCREEN TV plus Blu Ray player for your enjoyment plus secured wireless high speed internet. The living room and master bedroom have true High Definition TV service with lots of movie channels. In Destin, converter boxes are needed to obtain true High Definition TV; the owner of 401 pays extra to provide such converter boxes in the living room, master bedroom and guest bedroom. Most owners only provide regular TV reception (no converter boxes) but 401 has three converter boxes!! Netflix is also available in the living room. Both bedrooms have 40" flat screen High Definition TVs and the kitchen has a 21" flat screen TV with built-in DVD player. Netflix is provided at no additional charge to rental guests.

For GPS, MapQuest, Google Maps, use following address: 1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida, 32541. GPS coordinates: 30.38448 -86.46111




Destin Gulfgate is centrally located, just two miles from Florida's largest charterboat fishing fleet and seven miles from Silver Sands Designer Factory Stores, one of the Southeast's largest designer outlet malls and Grand Boulevard stores. The condo is within walking distance from THE TRACK Amusement Park and a half mile from BIG KAHUNA Water Slide Amusement Park-kids of all ages will love this and so will the parents. . Also within walking distance to restaurants (Ruth Chris Steak House, The Back Porch), breakfast places, pizza, and more. Fifteen golf courses are within a short driving distance. Wal-Mart super store as well as Winn Dixie and Publix supermarkets are within two miles.

Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking.

This vacation unit is normally available for rent to non-smoking families (no unaccompanied singles under 25) for WEEKLY rentals with SATURDAY ARRIVALS from early March to Labor Day. Monthly rates for winter visitors are available November to the end of February. *Call for 6 month rates and March departure dates (no 11% tax collected with 6 month lease). OCCASIONALLY STAYS LESS THAN A WEEK ARE AVAILABLE. CHECK WITH US TO BE SURE. CHECK THE CALENDAR TOO.

Must do while in Destin:

Pick up key lime pies from Donut Hole and bring back to condo to enjoy on balcony

Drive down Florida highway 30A (turn right 1-2 miles past Sandestin traffic light) Go all the way until rejoins US 98 at Inlet Beach and return via US 98..

Have lunch or early dinner at Harry T's at the Harbor Walk. Day time adventure to watch all the boats from your table.

Have lunch or dinner at Back Porch Restaurant, down the sidewalk from Destin Gulfgate.. Use pedestrian gate and walk to restaurant.

Be at Harbor Walk on Thursday night for the 7PM Air Show and 9PM fireworks

Rent a pontoon boat and go party at Crab Island (Google 'crab island destin' to see what I mean)

Visit the Factory Stores at Silver Sands (6 miles east on US 98) on cloudy or rainy day. Hazardous to your credit card.

Go to the Village at Baytowne Wharf (turn left at Sandestin Traffic light, ask guard for directions). Go at night. East at Acme's.

Have lunch at Harbor Docks in mid Destin (Jaws II scenes were filmed there when the restaurant was named Captain Dave's)

Eat at Dewey Destin's (two locations: across from Waffle House and turn right on Calhoun Street just before Destin Bridge)

Tired of seafood: Mexican at Pepito's or Callahan's)

Stroll through Destin Commons (behind Bass Pro Shops, 2 miles east down US 98)

Additional pictures of Destin Gulfgate 401 are available at our other website and video is at; availability is also posted on the internet on a calendar at Send us an email and we will send you a link to the other photo site and calendar if you cannot get to it.

For the most spacious two bedroom condominium you have ever stayed in, book early. To be put on our mailing list, send us an email. You will not be displeased with DESTIN GULFGATE. Gulfgate is rated #1 Destin vacation rental condo by a popular vacation advisory service.

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More Details

Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners

I was the one who initiated, named, planned, designed, marketed, and managed Destin Gulfgate condo, as well as being one of the developers. And as one of the developers and the designer, I made unit 401 unique. It is designed as two separate private suites and is one of a handful on units with both a 6' jacuzzi tub in one bath and a 6' walkin shower in the other. 401 is also a corner unit with more privacy and side windows.

Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners purchased this condo in 1993

Why Roland or Pat Guidry, Owners chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Destin, Florida has the most beautiful beaches in the world. Also, every unit directly faces the beach and the building is closer to the water than any other condo other than those built 35 years ago when building could be placed closer.

What makes this condo unique

460 feet of beach for only 65 units of which a little over half are vacation rental units. Close to everything, including walking distance to the Back Porch and Grazzi restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Make sure you visit our other web site that contains lots of additional pictures:

I was the designer and one of the developers of Destin Gulfgate condo and made my unit 401 floor plan extra nice.

It is designed as two totally private suites--you can get from each bedroom to its respective bathroom without coming out into the living area. I also incorporated larger bathrooms and an outside storage closet for beach items. I am also proud of the electonics I have provided: one 37" Flat Screen TV, 2 25" TVs, a kitchen counter TV, two stereo systems, and game port access in the living room and guest bedroom. I also provided two queens in the guest bedroom. My unit 401 is also one of only a hand full of Gulfgate units with a 6' walkin shower in one bathroom, and a 6' jacuzzi tub in the other. 401 is an end unit which has the advantage of side windows and also extra privacy and peace and quiet because the unit is at the end of the walkway and the only people who walk by your door are those who use the stairway rather than the elevators (not many do). Pat and I are very proud of the remodeling we just completed in January of 07--take a look at the pictures at Come stay in our pride and joy!!!
Mar 2007
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New matress in 2013
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom has king sized bed with new pillowtop mattress and box springs, lots of closet space, 15' of glass across the beach side., Queen size Beds (2) Guest#2 Bedroom has two queen size beds, lots of closet space, TV/DVD/VCR; Living sofa is queen sleeper sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room sofa converts to a queen sleeper sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
End unit with windows with awesome views up and down the beach day and night, closet just outside the door to unit 401 is well stocked with beach umbrella, chairs, children's beach toys, 6' walk in shower in Master Bath, Pantry,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Destin Gulfgate 401-Absolutely Beach Front, Xlg 2 BR, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews
Morgan City, LA

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Love Destin and Destin Gulfgate! This unit is perfect for your family vacation. All the amenities of home - beautiful, and spacious. We enjoyed our stay, and look forward to returning. 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Snowbird Stay

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my two and a half month winter stay. The condo looks directly onto the white sand and water so every day brings many lovely views of the water, birds and fishing boats. The condo is in great condition, is nicely furnished, has the latest in electronics (including secure wi-fi which is often absent and clear written directions how to work everything) and a well-equipped kitchen. The beach is right here for walking and the exercise room is well equipped. I am booked for next year and already look forward to it.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mary Phouthone

  • 5 of 5

Every year my three sisters and I have a sisters week in or around the Destin area. This year we chose to stay at Golfgate 401. I've stayed at several different Condos in this area. 401 has got to be the cleanest one - hands down. We loved the layout. The set up was perfect for a little extra privacy in the bed and bathrooms. The price was also reasonable. It was perfect for us.

The property was in very good condition with great beach access. I used the workout room most days of our stay. It was small but very accommodating.

We have decided to return to unit 401 next fall if available.

Thank you 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 three thumbs up

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gretna, Louisiana

Girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our annual trip at gulfgAte was both enjoyable and exceeded all our expectations. Loved the decor and beauty theme throughout . It was our annual girls getaway which included my two sisters and I, our mom and sister in law and then Joined by 2 nieces and daughter in law. We had lots of room and Mr Guidry was so accommodating and gracious to come our first day and show us the ropes!!! That was very kind of him and lots of questions answered before we had to ask !!!! Any problems we had were resolved quickly !!! The weather was awesome and we really liked how it wasn't crowded and very family oriented. It was nice to have our set of beach chairs waiting for us each day. We most definitely are going to be returning to Destin Gulfgate. Dealing directly with the owner was the best thing !!! And we LOVED the key lime pie brought to us by Mr. Guidry !!!!! I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone !!,

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR

Destin Gulfgate

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo, best location in Destin, best floor to view gulf and maintain privacy, nicely furnished and maintained, helpful owners who truly want you to have the best vacation ever and do their part by providing everything you need for several days and willingly answering any and all questions about the area. We will never be able to stay any place else when our travels take us to Destin! Thank you, Roland. We plan to return year after year and will contact you soon with dates for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, AR

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Destin Gulfgate was the perfect location for us. The condo was well supplied! There was a full sized washer and dryer which is great for beach towels!! The owners are exceptional! He met us upon arrival and gave us a tour with helpful information. We didn't have to explore or guess about how the condo works. He checked on us midweek via text to see if everything was working. The view from the balcony is grand and we walked to The Back Porch several times for our favorite lunch. The beach was not crowded!! Umbrellas are set up in a horseshoe formation which was great!!! Only one row with no one in front of you!!! This was and end unit and we hope to rent again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport - VPS
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Indian Bayou
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 98 - Emerald Coast Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Back Porch
Nearest Beach
180 Metres
200 feet from balcony railing
Car: recommended

'The Track' amusement park and minature golf is across the street from DESTIN GULFGATE Restaurants are within walking distance of DESTIN GULFGATE 401 including the Back Porch, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and local fast food and specialty restaurants, seven miles to factory outlet mall at Silver Sands and Grand Boulevard, minutes to WalMart,Winn Dixie, and shopping,DESTIN GULFGATE #401 is an end unit with more privacy since far from elevators, DESTIN GULFGATE #401 is configured as two separate private suites each with private entrance to its own bathroom


Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 11 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Prime Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Full payment due on arrival by check (preferred), cash, VISA, MC or Discover. No cancellation penalty. We operate on the honor system: you trust that our condo is as represented by our description, photos, and video, and, therefore, we trust that you will show up on the scheduled arrival date or cancel early if need be.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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