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One of the largest Gulf Front 2BR units in Destin area. Destin Gulfgate#105

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,430 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8, Overlooking Beautiful Destin Beach and the Gulf

Recently renovated, this unit features Designer Furniture with King poster bed in the Master and two queens in the Guest, all with new pillow-top bedding. Design work executed by an experienced and registered Designer. Handsome new bedspreads for both bedrooms. Gulfgate Unit #105 boasts new 20" porcelain tile, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Special kitchen has plenty of extras for the 'guest Chef'. DAZZLING WITH MORE UPGRADES.......New kitchen cabinets and new Living Room furniture, tile and accent rugs. Bathrooms have designer cabinetry, spacious mirroring, hand-painted wall decor and jacuzzi in the Master. Four TVs, including DVDs and VCRs for your pleasure. Bar area with ice machine and ceiling fans in all rooms, round out more of the amenities. Mirrored walls in the LR and Master bring the Gulf inside to you. Enjoy wireless Wi-Fi high-speed internet in the unit. Non-smoking.. The greatest amenity is that you don't HAVE to use the elevator to go to beach. Unit 105 is just above the parking on the side of the building CLOSEST TO the swimming pool and fitness center and close to the beach entrance without going through the lobby. You will find this one of the greatest amenties of Unit 105. Sitting on the 8x30 foot balcony makes one feel like they are ON THE BEACH ALREADY. Actually you could throw a rock from the balcony and hit the water.


Owner
Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, A little Espanol!!!!!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong

We are a 'divided' household with one from 'Ole Miss' and one from 'Mississippi State'. Both of us started coming to Destin for vacations when we were just kids and NOW in our next 'kid' life, we spend about 50% of our time either fishing or 'beaching' in Destin.

Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong purchased this condo in 1997

Why Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Location! Location! Location! That describes Destin Gulfgate perfectly. Destin Gulfgate is right in the middle of Destin....It is close to everything. We also bought into Gulfgate because of the quality of construction and the size of the units. Since our family likes to cook, we thought that the size of the kitchen allowed for family gathering in planning and executing the preparation of meals. Gulfgate is a community that is willing to work to keep the property at its very best with up to date amenities for its owners and rental guests.

What makes this condo unique

Since Destin Gulfgate is only 65 units, its 465 feet of beachfront property.....right on the Gulf of Mexico, allows for everyone using our beach to be comfortable and not crowded. We have one of the best beach services available in Destin and your beach set up of two chairs and a umbrella will be calling you from the time you get up in the morning until the sun is almost going down. The new zero-entrance swimming pool and fitness center will be on your list of MUST DOs!!! Don't forget that with weather permitting, leave your sliding door open to get the benefit of the gentle wave action putting you to sleep at night.......what a great asset of being on the first floor(second level)........also being able to just use the stairway(and not go through the office or use the elevator) is something that makes one feel like they are in an island paradise all to themselves. Some of the other activities that you will enjoy outside, but close to our condo are the following:

The Track Amusement Park is just a very short walk across the street. The Big Kahuna's Water Park is less than 1 mile down the 98 Highway. The Destin Harbor Fishing Fleet, the largest Charter Boat port in Florida, is less than 2 miles away and we can offer good tips on who to charter with. There are 12 World Class G olf courses in the area as well as an easy public course. Destin Commons Village Shopping has many great shops, Bass Pro Shop, Hard Rock Cafe, Bonefish Grill, a Rave Movie theater and others nearby. Silver Shells Outlet Center, the largest Designer Outlet shopping in is within a few miles. One of the newer Italian restaurants is only a mile away. Put it on your list for sure.........'MIMMOS'

Amenities

Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath vanity area separate from toilet/shower area
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Vanity area is separated from toilet/shower area
  • Not just 'any ole bathroom'.......Again, in keeping with the whole atmosphere of this Unit, the baths are upscale and really different with marble topped furniture pieces as cabinets. You'll have to see to believe. Hair Dryers furnished in both baths. Luxury towels are of course the fare! Check out the hand-painted murals in the Master.......Palm trees and all.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 queen , Has a large closet with sliding mirrored doors
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Has large mirrored closet
  • In the Master Bedroom, one steps into a Caribbean Island paradise with the King bed's Seven-foot posts and the Gentleman's armoire......holding the large flat screen TV and DVD.....The comforter is reminiscent of palm trees rustling in the ocean breezes. Pillow top bedding and high-count sheets round out the most comfortable night's sleep you will ever remember. The vibrant Sun gold colors of the Guest Bedroom are cheerful and mindfully inviting of a West Indies adventure. The rich deep red back drop to the English Colonial Beds sets a mood changing atmosphere for being on 'island time'. Again, pillow top bedding and wonderfully soft high count sheets gives you the best of both worlds........island time and the real world.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This has been our 'home away from home' for about 20 years. It is a place you can go and be comfortable while enjoying peace and quiet OR 'kick up your heels'. Enjoy the quiet serenity of drinking your coffee on the balcony, going out for a gourmet dinner, cooking a great meal in the unit or maybe just watching a great sunset on the beach/balcony.

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One of the largest Gulf Front 2BR units in Destin area. Destin Gulfgate#105
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

We loved our stay at Gulfgate!

  • 5 of 5

Gulfgate is an amazing place to stay. We love it because it's centrally located and a perfect spot on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented this unit on a very short notice and Jeffry went out of her way to make sure it was ready for us. It was a perfect location, decorated beautifully and easy access to the beach. We will definitely rent from Ralph and Jeffry again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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THERE ARE NO WORDS!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Destin and stayed at Destin Gulfgate several times over the past years and each time gets better and better. We only had a very short 3 days in this beautiful condo and soooo did not want to leave. We brought our daughter and our two year old grandson for his first time at the beach. We could not have asked for an easier check in or out. When I say every convenience you can ever imagine has been provided in Unit #105, I truly mean that. Every last detail has been well planned out and accommodated for. And the décor looks like something out of a magazine! This is by far, the nicest unit we have stayed in at Gulfgate. Truly spectacular! And the beds are so comfortable, you know you want to take them home with you. Thanks Ralph and Jeffry Armstrong for making our grandson's first beach trip so much fun and so many wonderful memories for us! I hope the next time we come to Destin we can absolutely stay in your beautiful and wonderful "little piece of Heaven".

Ronnie and Sadie Croy

Lindsay and Bryelin

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wanted to tell you early on..... that 3 days in Destin is just too short. We came here about 20 years ago as adults (after coming as children for many years) and finally this year decided just to move down. It has been a blessing. We enjoy taking care of our guests in Unit 105 and always look forward to the next one. Hope you can come again, we will be looking for you. Don't blink your eyes too many times, that grandson will be grown and gone! Come on back and bring him again. Jeffry and (Ralphie)
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Convenient and great view!

  • 5 of 5

Destin Gulfgate was very conveniently located to The Track and many restaurants including one of my family's favorites - The Back Porch. The condo was very comfortable and a beautiful view of the water. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We try hard for our guest to have everything that they need. Do come back! We will looking for your name on the inquiry list. thanks, Jeffry and (Ralphie)
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful vacation. The owners were very responsive and easy to work with. The condo was outstanding, we would recommend this property to friends. We have already started talking about returning next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We like to think that everyone has a great time............We want all guests to make a big pile of wonderfull memories as we have in this Unit for 20 years. We hope you come back again.
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Two New Snow Birds!.

  • 5 of 5

We love it here! A lovely, well situated large condo, beautifully decorated and maintained, helpful staff. We REALLY appreciate the easy system for bringing our things and grocery loads into the unit. We love the view, the pool ,the work out room, all the close by places to eat. If you want, there are organized coffees for the ladies, poker for the men, pot luck dinners, and dinner out groups. The main thing is - it is a great place to unwind and relax, and forget the cold and the upsetting politics of the day. We are going back to Virginia feeling brand new!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to get too meet you both. We are very pleased to know that you are returning next year. That always says a lot about our Unit. Looking forward to a great year and thanks.
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Harry T's Boathouse Rhumbar -- CLOSED
"Sit and watch all the boats go by....fishing boats and pleasure boats with an eye on 'Crab I..."
Dewey Destin Harborside
"This is one of the originals in Destin. They have just put a new location on the harbor. S..."
The Back Porch
"We rate this one a 5 because of the view. Right on the Gulf. In fact from our condo, one c..."
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
"Execellent choices. Prepared perfectly and the service is great. Try the Coconut Cake or t..."
Track Family Recreation Center
"Kids and grown-ups alike love this place. Goofy golf, bumper cars and bumper boats. It is ..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Regioal Airport at Valpariso
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Back Porch
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Back Porch
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Pickos World Waterski Training Ceter
Nearest Beach
Located on Destin Beach
Car: recommended

The address is 1180 Scenic Highway 98, which means we are not on the busy part of Highway 98. We have tried almost all of the restaurants in a 10 mile area and can give you updates on them all........Walk straight down the beach from our condo to 'The Back Porch'. It is only about 800 feet. Dewey Destin's, Harbor Docks, Tuscany, Mimmo's, La Familia(Italian) and Harry T's are all within about 3 miles. So many choices of where to eat........How about Shake's for a Hot Fudge sundae as a 'nite cap'. We will be glad to fill you in on much much more.

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Rates & Availability

Destin Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,775
 
 
Later Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$222
$1,550
$3,600
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 7 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,100
$1,950
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,075
$2,150
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 11 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,775
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Keys will be mailed to you about three weeks out. Check in time is three o'clock unless there was no one in the unit preceding you. In this case, we will call you to let you know and you will be able to check in earlier. Check out time is 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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