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Walk to Everywhere!! Updated South Bay #32 Poolfront End Unit, Doorfront Parking

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

*Updated in 2016 & professionally decorated* *Pool front, End unit* 3 bd 3 bth

When you book a Destin vacation rental at Southbay by the Gulf you get among the most beautiful 2 & 3 Bedroom seaside town homes that are nestled on over 300 ft of private Gulf front beach in Destin. The resort boasts a number of fine amenities for you to enjoy while visiting Destin, FL, including a 5-acre fresh water lake, lighted tennis courts, two full sized pools & two kiddie pools, shuffleboard courts & beach side volleyball courts, BBQ grilling pits & so much more!

Nearby, you can experience some of the finest golf courses near Southbay in Destin, deep sea fishing adventures, parasailing, boating and much more. Not to mention the numerous dining & shopping options for you to indulge in. Guests can also take advantage of the shuttle service that is available throughout the Destin area!

*Updated in 2014 and professionally decorated*

*Updated kitchen in 2015*

*Pool front, End unit*

*All new flat screens in every bedroom*

Southbay by the Gulf, is a quaint little townhome community located on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This secluded property offers such a variety of vacation homes; you will be drawn back, time after memorable time. Our units feature private patios bursting with Florida wildlife, or you can fish from your private lake front balcony.

Southbay has 2 swimming pools and 2 kiddy pools; the south pool is heated in the winter. If it's tennis that you love, we have that too. Our grounds are made for walking so park at your front door and enjoy a stroll through the property while feeding the birds, fish and turtles.

More Details

Owner
Tarzah Archer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Tarzah Archer

We are a military family that lived in Destin for years. We had to move but wanted to hold on to a bit of paradise to come back and enjoy.

Tarzah Archer purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Tarzah Archer chose Destin

It is a family friendly complex and has a lot to offer. It is centrally located and you can walk most anywhere.

What makes this townhome unique

When you book a Destin vacation rental at Southbay by the Gulf you get among the most beautiful 2 & 3 Bedroom seaside town homes that are nestled on over 300 ft of private Gulf front beach in Destin. The resort boasts a number of fine amenities for you to enjoy while visiting Destin, FL, including a 5-acre fresh water lake, lighted tennis courts, two full sized pools & two kiddie pools, shuffleboard courts & beach side volleyball courts, BBQ grilling pits & so much more!

Nearby, you can experience some of the finest golf courses near Southbay in Destin, deep sea fishing adventures. Not to mention the numerous dining & shopping options for you to indulge in. Guests can also take advantage of the shuttle service that is available throughout the Destin area!

Amenities

Destin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Hall upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor hall bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Walk to Everywhere!! Updated South Bay #32 Poolfront End Unit, Doorfront Parking
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews
2

Not as advertised

  • 2 of 5

We rented this property for multiple reasons. It was a Christmas get together with my brother and his family as we haven't had Christmas together in nearly 40 yrs. The place was advertised as on the water, fishing from your balcony on the lake and one story with heated pool. Christmas week, the pool was not heated until the day before Christmas. It is a 2 story and this was a problem for most of us as some of us are seniors and my brother has issues with his knees. That was the first thing that distressed him when he arrived. The property was at least 3 rows from the lake and 6 rows from the beach. So it was not water front, which my sister-in-law desperately wanted. The pool that was heated was the one nearer the beach. Another reason we chose this unit was that it was dog friendly and gratefully we were able to bring our pups; just had to carry them up the stairs each time. It is a beautiful unit, however the living room furniture could use replacing. Couches were a bit slouchy. We had to call maintenance when we arrived as the downstairs toilet didn't work, the TV's didn't work and the guest bath upstairs sink faucet wasn't attached. All of these items were fixed promptly. We were not able to take a bath as the hot water merely trickled in the master, but the shower was fine. Again, we were greatly appreciative to bring our pets as they are very important to us and most places don't allow them. Thank you so much. The beach was beautiful. Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space, worked well for my large family

  • 3 of 5

The place was not on the beach side of the lake as it shows on the map pin drop. You have to walk through the complex and across the bridge that crosses the little fishing lake to get to the beach access. The southbay community is dog friendly but you can not take them on the beach anywhere in the county. Since you pay a fee to bring the pet it would be nice to know they can't go on the beach. The unit was right by the pool which was great. The kids loved that. The beach is private but all the unit owners have their chairs and umbrellas put out across the whole front stretch of the resorts beach so you've got to kind of get in where you can. Overall good for the price. Beach was beautiful and nearby attractions, shopping were close. Just a bit of a walk to the beach which wouldn't be too bad if you weren't carrying all of the stuff we carry for a large family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm sorry about the pin confusion, it's a feature that the VRBO website automatically included in the listing and I didn't even realize it was there! It's a very basic Google pin drop which are not always extremely accurate. I have now disabled the pin location feature. Also, the quickest straight shot to the beach is out the back patio door and thru the south pool. Thanks again! Tarzah
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5

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 7 day vacation at Southbay by the Gulf! The apartment was clean and perfect size for our group. Rooms were clean and bed were comfortable. I was happy that we had more than enough towels for everyone, thank you! Beach was 6 min walk from apt#32, but pool was right across from us which was wonderful for our kids after a day at the beach! I'd sure stay there again and again

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugar Land, TX
5

Perfect location & place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to vacation! The condo was close to everything in town! As others commented it is a little walk to the beach. None of use minded the walk; we felt like we walked off a little of the drinks & food we were consuming haha. The condo met all of our needs for our family as it was comfortable, had the supplies we needed and it was kid friendly. The wifi was a little spotty for our service provider, but we weren't on our phones too much for it to be a big deal. The owner had great communication...super fast to respond to emails, questions & any concerns were handled right away. We'd stay at this location if we were to return to Destin.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watkinsville, GA
5

Wife's 50th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the unit in May 2016 and the stay was wonderful. I hadn't been to Southbay in over thirty years. I wanted to take my family and show them the joy Southbay gave me as a kid. The area has grown but the property area has stayed the same and been kept up too. The owner takes pride in the property and answers any questions/emails promptly. The property management was also extremely helpful. My family had a wonderful time and even stated they loved the "family" atmosphere the unit displays. l could go on about our experience but the best indicator is if one is willing to return. I will say we will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Secret Place in Destin

  • 4 of 5

Recently returned from a family vacation - wouldn't hesitate to return again to this unit! (Would also recommend this Unit to others seeking a nice family vacation too...!)

Southbay Complex is a bit hidden - easy access to many restaurants and stores yet when you are in the Complex, it's like being in your own little hidden world. My kids LOVED being right by the pool - it's just the right size to cool off/play and never too crowded. I took a walk with our dog each morning before the sun was up - was a nice quiet trip up and down the road before the day's activities got started.

It's a bit of a walk to the beach (about 5-10 minutes) but it's easy access - I have no complaints whatsoever. Complex is nice to walk through, lovely ramp over the lake (tried fishing but only caught leaves- LOL), quiet tidy area... A shower is near the beach that one could use to rinse off the sand- very nice!

Unit is very comfortable - lots of room for private space yet big enough to cook/eat/watch a movie as a family. The unit has a nice "beach" theme that adds to the fun of being at the beach. Being able to bring my furbaby with my kiddos adds to our enjoyment and I really appreciate the unit being pet friendly. Everything you might need is there- even some started soap, shampoo, etc in case you forgot as you eagerly headed out to Destin. Owner was absolutely GREAT - quick response to my questions and this helped make my visit more enjoyable.

Feel free to bring your book, your favorite recipes, your favorite DVD - whatever you enjoy doing on your vacation b/c this Unit will accommodate it - big comfy couch, nice chairs on the back patio or poolside.

My only complaint is totally NOT with the Unit but with the entire Destin beach area itself - the chair vendors have taken over leaving NO SPACE for those of us who are families who just want to crash on the sand with towels, kids & sandbuckets... I'd recommend future visitors bring sand chairs/beach umbrella and stake out your spot early. I chose a complex on the beach yet had to leave "our" beach area to find a place for my kids and their towels :( (That's not the fault of the Complex - it's Destin zoning and I hope many people contact the city to complain about these vendors...!)

I enjoyed my visit and would happily turn around and head back there right now if I could!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Valparaiso
Nearest Barpub
Several
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
Many
Nearest Beach
Destin Beach

Central location! Walking distance to shopping, Target, grocery store, ice cream, countless restaurants, water park, etc. You name it, it's close by.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Complex cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

*** Please contact me if you would like to reserve the condo. DO NOT request a booking via the website. I use a local Destin management company to handle the bookings and payments. ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.