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Marcy Alford

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Destin West Bayside - Heron Penthouse 04 - Free Beach Service! 3 BR & 2 Bath

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront, Condo, Hot Tub, Wifi, Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, Lazy River

Welcome! Location, Location, Location! We're located in the Heron Building Penthouse-04. Enjoy the amazing view, private roof top sundeck and hot tub.

LOCATION:

Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on Okaloosa Island 4 miles west of the Destin bridge).

CONDO ACCOMMODATIONS:

Our condo has a spacious 1,585 sq. ft. of living space, 217 sq. ft. patio and 1,158 roof top garden. Sleeps 7-8; Master Suite with King Size bed; Guest Bedroom with Queen size bed; 3rd Bedroom has Full size bed with Trundle Twin bed; 2 Full Bathrooms; Fully equipped Kitchen; Full size Washer/Dryer.

BAY SIDE POOLS:

Heron Building has a private pool with view of the Bay, for Heron guests only! Award winning 700 ft. Lazy River complete with tubes to float in, perfect for the whole family; 2 Hot Tubs; Wading Pool; Waterfall Pool, heated seasonal.

BEACH SIDE POOLS:

5,000 sq. ft. pool, one of the largest on the Island; Kiddy Pool and Hot Tub; Villas Pool, heated seasonal; Amazing Kiddy Water Splash Playground; and the Beach Dune Walkover.

FEATURES:

~This unit offers FREE beach service (2 chairs/1 umbrella per day of your stay). Simply see the beach attendant and give them your unit number. Seasonal March 1st - October 31st.

~Use of 12' x 26' Boat slip available for a fee, please inquire. Trailer storage and boat launch available off property.

~Spiral staircase leading to the large tiled roof top sundeck and private hot tub.

~Covered patio with access from Living area and Master Bedroom, with amazing view of the Choctawhatchee Bay.

~Cool Off in Numerous Swimming Pools, Surrounded by Lush Tropical Landscaping.

~Charcoal Grilling area, with picnic tables.

~Covered Parking.

~FIREWORKS watch from our balcony amazing Okaloosa Island Fireworks Wednesdays 9pm from the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Seasonal Memorial Day - Labor Day.

~Easy Access, Convenient Sky Bridge Walkover from our Penthouse to Destin West Beachside.

~On-site State-of-the-art Fitness Center that has all the machines that you need, located Beachside.

~Children's Activities Program during the summer includes, Twister on the Pool Deck, Sandcastle Competitions, Jell-O Slurping Contests, Pool Games, Arts and Crafts, Story Time, and Face Painting. Dive-in Movies for the entire Family!

~Key code entry. On-Site Management for easy check-in. Receive the same service and on-site management that you would get if you rented through Destin West Beach & Bay Resort.

~We also have an amazing Gulf Front condo, 2 BR with Bunk area, 2 Bath, at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort. Beachside! Gulf Front 501 (VRBO listing #80372).

~Minimum Age Limit for Renters. You must be 25 years of age to rent at Destin West Beach & Bay Resort.

ATTRACTIONS:

You are in the center of it all. We're located approximately nine miles from the Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS). Minutes from the Destin Pass, referred to as the 'luckiest fishing village in the world'. Fly and deep sea fishing is available across the bridge, in the Destin Harbor. The best snorkeling is at the west end of the Island among the jetty rocks. Parking is available at the foot of the Destin Bridge.

Okaloosa Island features such attractions as the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (live marine shows) (.05 miles). The Boardwalk (0.25 miles), which has many great and fun Gulf Front Restaurants such as The Black Pearl, The Crab Trap, Floyd's Shrimp House, as well as surfer shops, beach shopping and more! Wild Willy's Dinosaur-Themed Adventure Zone. Fudpucker's, located directly next door, Restaurant, arcade and stages for summer entertainment. And Okaloosa Island's 1,261 foot Fishing Pier (0.25 miles), the Pier is lighted for night-time fishing. The Emerald Coast Convention Center (0.5 miles); you're a short drive to Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (8 miles); Air Force Armament Museum (8.6 miles); The Track Family Recreation Center (8.8 miles); Destin Commons (11 miles); Silver Sands Factory Outlet (15.7 miles); Top area Golf Courses (5 to 15 miles). A great website to preplan for your trip is http://www.EmeraldCoastFL.com

U.S. News Travel, Destin is ranked #1 in best Florida Beaches 2015. Destin wins Travel Channel's Best Family Beach 2013, Destin Florida. Good Morning America has recognized Destin's Harbor as one of the Top Most Beautiful Places in America. Okaloosa Island & Destin West featured in the April 29, 2010 Wall Street Journal. Destin named among Frommer's Top Destinations of 2010.

Local Calendar of Events; Fudpuckers Spring Volleyball Tournament (every April); Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (every June); Destin Seafood Festival (every October); Destin Fishing Rodeo (every October); Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival (every October); Florida State HOG Rally (every October).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcy Alford (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Marcy Alford

My husband and I chose Destin West Beach & Bay Resort for all the wonderful amenities it has to offer. I't's the best location on Okaloosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

Marcy Alford purchased this condo in 2006

Why Marcy Alford chose Fort Walton Beach

We chose Destin West Beach & Bay Resort on Okaloosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach for the Location, Location, Location.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy all the amenities, especially the Lazy River and easy access to Destin West Gulf side. Our condo is within walking distance to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, The Fishing Pier and The Boardwalk which has several restaurants, beach shopping and more!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing week! It was most certainly home away form home. The condo was very homey with great decor and roomy! We loved our morning view and it was great to be able to see our kids at the pool from the balcony. We captured many great pics and memories, thanks for everything!
May 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Destin West Bayside - Heron Penthouse 04 - Free Beach Service! 3 BR & 2 Bath
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 16 reviews
5

We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3 bedroom condo that sits closer to the bay but right across the street from the beach. We had young children, teenagers, 55+, handicap & mid 30's and there was something for everyone. In fact, we had to force ourselves to leave to explore the area because we loved the resort. Between the ocean to the bay, to the lazy river to the private pool & then the private hot tub- we were never bored. So thankful for the sky bridge because it's not safe trying to cross the road without it. Great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your stay in our condo! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review, it is appreciated, again thank you! Marcy
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3

Great location

  • 3 of 5

It had been 6 years since we stayed at DestinWest. The exterior is beginning to look tired, but the grounds and pools are still well maintained. We stayed in PH04 in the Heron. We really enjoyed the location and view from this unit, and loved our roodtop with hot tub. The floor plan was nice.

Areas that could be improved:

1. Updated furnishings

2.Dishwasher needs maintenanced - doesn't clean well.

3. Master bed and bath are difficult to keep cooled, even though we kept curtains closed our whole stay, making us miss the views from our room.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our condo, the spectacular view, rooftop sundeck and hot tub. Thank you for letting me know about some of the upgrades I can do for the condo, it is appreciated. The condo has two air conditioner units, two zones, I’ll have maintenance check it out. Guess it’s time for a new dishwasher! Again, thank you for letting me know I will address. Marcy
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Seattle Washington
5

Fun, Beautiful location, and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

The time we spent in this Bay Side Heron unit condo was fabulous. The view from this unit is spectacular, and I particularly enjoyed eating our meals out on the patio.

This spacious, well furnished Condo was clean and well-kept we found everything we needed for our stay in the unit

There are so many fun things to do within walking distance there was no need to drive anywhere. What a great place to come and spend time with someone you love. We will return in the future to spend more time in this beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your family had such a fun time, enjoyed our condo and found so much to do close by. Fudpucker’s restaurant and pontoon rentals located next door. The Boardwalk with restaurants, ice-cream shop, beach shopping and more! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review, it is appreciated. Thank you. Marcy
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5

The perfect Christmas vacation...took the family for their gift, roof hot tub was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Property offers an array great amenities. The sun deck with hot tub was used every night. Our grand daughters loved the heated pools and lazy river. It was a little distance from the beach but we had no complaints, take a wagon...load your stuff and enjoy the bridge over the highway. Gulf water was cool but fun.

Hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas vacation and enjoyed all the amenities that our property offers. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, it is appreciated. Thank you. Happy New Year 2016! Marcy
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5

Wayne's Review

  • 5 of 5

My stay at Heron Penthouse 4 was certainly memorable. The accommodations were absolutely perfect and the view was magnificent. The rooms were spacious and clean and decorated with and artist's touch. The penthouse, as a whole, was inviting and comfortable, and the atmosphere was warm and pleasant.

The staff was courteous and very helpful. They were always ready to help with any request, including finding just the right restaurant for any occasion. There were many such restaurants to choose from in the area.

Direct access to the many heated pools, lazy river, marina and beach area made the stay fun as well as relaxing. I took several photos of the area and was amazed with the natural beauty.

I especially enjoyed having breakfast on the patio and watching an amazing sunrise each morning. And, the hot tub on the roof made for some very relaxing evenings.

I would recommend this condo to anyone wanting a fun and relaxing get-away.

Wayne Ray

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time trying out the fantastic restaurants in the area, and enjoyed the amazing views from our Penthouse unit. There is truly nothing better than enjoying a relaxing breakfast on the patio and watching the sunrise. Please don't hesitate to contact us for your next trip to Destin West. Marcy
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Kentucky
5

Wonderful spacious condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. I have 3 kids...2 teenagers and an elementary school aged child, and it was spacious, clean, with wonderful upgrades. The only thing I would suggest is to consider purchasing a roof top grill like some of the other penthouses. We have already booked a return stay, and plan on staying in this same unit for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! It is appreciated. Checking with the rental manager about adding a grill to the rooftop sundeck, your input is greatly valued. Thank you. Marcy
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
"Live marine shows, considered the Sea World of the Gulf Coast for family fun! "
Okaloosa Island Pier
"You are within walking distance (0.25) miles to The Fishing Pier from our rental."
Old Bay Steamer
"Old Bay Steamer Seafood Restaurant, serving the very best Steamers."
Publix Super Market at Shoppes at Paradise Pointe
"Publix Supermarket and Pharmacy"
Track Family Recreation Center
"The Track Family Recreation Center, Go-Carts, Mini-Golf, and Bumper Rides."
Wild Willy's Adventure Zone Dino Island
SandCastle Lessons w/ Beach Sand Sculptures
"Beach Sand Sculptures 303-681-2631 beachsandsculptures.com Everyone in your family will enjo..."
Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS)
Car: recommended

Destin West Beach & Bay Resort, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on Okaloosa Island 4 miles west of the Destin bridge).

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Rates & Availability

Okaloosa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,498
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,058
 
 
Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,498
 
 
Summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,548
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,898
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,498
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning/Reservation fee $155 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Changeover day: Saturday
Accept ALL Major Credit Cards.
Prefer Saturday to Saturday rental on 7 nights stay.
$350.00 deposit taken at time of reservation. Deposit will be applied towards the statement.
Balance due 30 days before arrival.
If you cancel outside 30 days of your arrival date, you will be charged $100.00 plus tax.
If you cancel inside 30 days of your arrival date, you forfeit full advance payment; will work with you on an individual basis.
For more information to book the unit, please call or email.

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Amenities

Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1585 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Our large Master Bath with double sinks, walk-in closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Bath with tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Bay view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has Queen Size Bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd Bedroom with Trundle Twin Size Bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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