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Destin West Bayside Waterfront Condo ~ Heron PH-04 ~ 3 BR & 2 Bath

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


~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 charge, 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.


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

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

Property Manager
Marcy Alford
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Destin West Bayside Waterfront Condo ~ Heron PH-04 ~ 3 BR & 2 Bath
average rating of 4.8125 based on 20 reviews

Very nice condo.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was great, large, well-furnished. Our only complaint was the tech. The wireless site we were given wasn't there. And of the four cable boxes, only two were working when we got there. The living room box was fixed on Sunday,(the 11th) but the bedroom box never got fixed.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review, it is appreciated. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. So sorry about the cable TV being out in the 2nd bedroom, it was a bad cable box and I've had it replaced, again sorry. Hope to have you back again. Thank you. Marcy
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family took a late vacation this year, so we weren't sure how fun the beach would be in November. However, this property and Condo were great. The condo was clean, spacious and very comfortable, and the roof top hot tub was awesome for star gazing at night.

The property was fun, easy to get around and the staff very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the beach, pier and getting around without the usual summer crowds. In all, we hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it is appreciated. So glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our property and enjoyed our condo. Look forward to having you back for your next vacation. Thank you. Marcy
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Love this condo!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice condo! The space and layout was perfect for our family of six-loved having the trundle in the first bedroom. Things we loved most:

-very responsive owners. We contacted them before and during our trip with general questions and they were super prompt in answering.

-views from the roof and deck-the sunrises/sets were breathtaking. Pelican sightings were a bonus.

-reliability of maintenance. We had a few issues that we had to contact them for (initially hooking into wifi) and maintenance came quickly and resolved the problem.

-variety of pools-there were so many to choose from including the grotto pool and water cannons that belong to the hotel next door-this pool was one of our favorites.

-included beach chairs and umbrellas. The beach service company takes up most available space for seats so having one already set up with our name on it every day made the beach experience great.

Overall I would recommend this unit and complex. Places we enjoyed eating while we were there-(and if u want to avoid the touristy places)

Stewbys-worth the wait but go early!

Burrito del Sol-fresh and terrific service.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review, it is appreciated! It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. Thank you. Marcy
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Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Great view! We enjoyed our stay at Destin West, the condo was clean, spacious, wonderfully appointed and well equipped kitchen. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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 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).


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Reservation fee $155 + Tax
Hot Tub fee $40 + 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 on the unit, please call (412) 491-3288 or email.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Okaloosa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1585 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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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