Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home

Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2014
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Lakeside Vacation Rental Close to the Beach

Let's face it, family vacation rentals in Destin Florida are not cheap. During peak summer rental seasons, you can expect to pay upwards of $2000 per week for a one bedroom condo that is directly on the beach. Here at 'Blu By You' we strive to offer affordable options for small families and couples who want to enjoy all that Destin has to offer without breaking the bank.

'Blu By You' is a clean, updated, well appointed, spacious alternative to a hotel room. We offer secure WiFi in our unit. Our little vacation space is full of value. Complete with a fully stocked kitchen, laundry facilities, room to stretch out in multiple living areas with adequate seating, not just a bed. With two tv viewing areas, the kids can enjoy their evening tv downtime while the adults sit out on the back patio by the lake and unwind, or unwind in bed with a tv of their own. This makes it the perfect Destin vacation deal!

'Blu By You' is a budget friendly Destin Beach Vacation Condo Rental. It is a one bedroom, one bathroom first floor unit that sits on the lake. Parking is at the unit and is only steps from your front door no long walks through parking garages or elevators. Newly remodeled in January 2014 with all of the amenities and comforts of home.

You are steps away from water, no matter where you turn! From the beautiful powder soft sand beaches that Destin is known for, the resorts stocked fishing and turtle pond, or one of the 3 swimming pools available to all guests, you are sure to have plenty of water fun on your next family vacation.

'Blu By You' is in the heart of Destin, it is close to many of Destin's popular attractions and within walking distance if you choose, however, most people drive to many of Destin's family attractions.

If you have never visited Destin or the Gulf Coast Area, you are in for a treat. Destin is not like the Jersey Shore area with boardwalks. Although you can surely walk around Destin, you are selling yourself short and not taking advantage of all that the Gulf Coast has to offer if you do not get in your car and explore the area. You can drive 20 miles towards Panama Beach and visit two other great State Parks, Grayton Beach or TopSail Beach State Park. In the other direction towards Pensacola, you can visit Navarre Beach and the Gulf Islands National Seashore which was ranked #3 2013 Best Beaches in the United States! Again get a glimps of nature in its most beautiful and unspoiled state.

'Blu By You' is next door to Destin's only water and amusement park 'Big Kahuna's'. Voted one of the Best Waterparks in America by the Travel Channel! With more than 40 Water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna's offers something for every member of the family. You can't do it all in just one day! Parking is not free, why not save the cost and walk?

We are also within walking distance to 'The Track' Family Fun and Recreation Center, which includes bumper rides, go karts, mini golf, and more.

'Blu By You' is near all of the great shopping that Destin has to offer. The Commons, Destin's premier outdoor mall is 3 miles away. Right next to Bass Pro Shops! Not even 8 miles away is Destin's outlet shopping center 'Silver Sands'. Walmart Supercenter is only a mile away. Under 5 miles away is the Harbor Walk Village.

Henderson Beach State Park is 1 mile away and for $6 per car your family can enjoy 6000 feet of nearly deserted sugary white sand and emerald green waters with covered picnic areas, air conditioned bathrooms, outdoor showers, playgrounds, abundant parking and hiking trails. This is Destin's best kept secret. Tucked away between hotel and condo high rises and beach chair and umbrella rainbows, is a pristine place along one of the most picturesque stretches of Florida’s Panhandle coastline. Get a glimpse of what Destin and the Gulf shores looked like before development. Pack a picnic lunch, a good book, and enjoy the most peaceful day you and your family will have in Destin. My first ever view of the Spectacular Destin Beaches was from the boardwalk of this hidden gem. I have been in love ever since. The park is open 365 days per year from 8:00 am to sundown. Their phone number is 850-837-7550.

Every Thursday during the summer, yes that is EVERY Thursday, you can watch a spectacular fireworks display at the Harbor Walk Marina. These are FREE, you can choose to see them from the marina or drive over the bridge leading to Ft Walton and at the end of the bridge is a parking lot where you can view them from a blanket or chair. Get there early, since this is so popular you will want to get a great spot. The fireworks are literally right above your head!

Have teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17? Do you worry that they will not have anything to do at night, when the sun goes down? Fudpuckers has a Teen Night all summer long, Mon-Thurs from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am. This is a monitored event, see their website for details. Price is $15 and includes a soft drink. Teen Night runs from June 3-Aug 8.

Fudpucker's also has an alligator exhibit called Gator Beach where they have 100 live alligators. You do not have to eat at Fudpuckers to enjoy Gator Beach, it is a FREE exhibit and this year they have an albino alligator, one of only 50 in the US! Her name is Pearl. You can even feed the alligators with a special pole.

FREE movies are shown outdoors, reminiscent of the old drive in days. You can see these FREE moves twice per month from mid April through Dec on Saturday nights. Once this years calendar is published, I will post it here, check back for updates. The location is about 15 minutes from the condo, in Fort Walton on the lawn of a shopping plaza known as Uptown Station on the Emerald Coast’s only giant 30? inflatable movie screen, which is put up in front of the Flag Pole in Central Park. They have a great sound system, and in some movies you can feel the ground vibrate!. Address is 99 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548,

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our first visit to Destin was in 2010. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park and fell in love. We have not vacationed anywhere else since. After three years of camping, we purchased our vacation condo. We hope that you love it as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo was extremely clean and very comfortable.

It was convenient to the beaches - within easy driving distance to very nice public beaches.

We loved our time in Destin and got a well needed restful vacation.
Jul 2014
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Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p554970vb
-3306909324
Gulf Terrace Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Pittsburgh, PA
5

A Vacation We Will Never Forget!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent the week of Sept 28, 2014 here for our First Anniversary. We didn't take a honeymoon, so we were super excited for this trip. This ended up being the best vacation of our lives. The Emerald coast is gorgeous this time of year. This condo is beautiful and has everything you could possibly need to make you feel at home. Lori and Rick went above and beyond to make sure we had the time of our lives. We loved having the keyless entry as it made us feel extremely safe in a place we didn't know. The washer and dryer was a great surprise and came in very handy after a day at the beach. Everything in the condo is updated and modern which is exactly our taste. We loved seeing the sites of Destin and everything was so close, but we also greatly enjoyed our quiet morning coffee overlooking the lake and our laid back movie nights on the couch. We fell in love with Destin and this was the perfect condo for our trip. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p554970vb
-3306909324
Gulf Terrace Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5
Cutest 1 bedroom condo that I ever stayed at, nicely decorated with everything you need to feel like you are at home.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p554970vb
-3306909324
Gulf Terrace Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Great location and accommodations

  • 5 of 5
Plan on making a stay here a yearly tradition. Very clean and comfortable condo. Quiet with everything you could possibly need. Lori is wonderful and is prompt with questions etc. We had a blast!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p554970vb
-3306909324
Gulf Terrace Emerald Coast-Destin Area
st joseph, mo
5

Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay very much! The property was very clean, quiet, and well maintained! We were very pleased with the location being just a short drive from the beach, shops, and restaurants!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p554970vb
-3306909324
Gulf Terrace Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Houston, TX
5

Amazing 4th of July in Destin

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here at the condo for a full week. When we arrived it was very clean and the location is sooo perfect and quiet! The condo did smell a bit like smoke but nothing a candle can't fix. We just had one lite while we were actually in the condo. This condo was great for two, fully stocked for EVERYTHING you could need with great storage. And it is fully redone so nicely. I would definitely recommend this to any pair of two. And we will be staying again. Lori was great and very easy to deal with. LOVED IT!! Wish we were still there.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Budget Friendly Affordable Economical Destin FL Beach Condo Vacation Rental Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p554970vb
-3306909324
Gulf Terrace Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Tennessee
3

For the money, good find

  • 3 of 5
Upon arrival, the unit smelled of smoke. This is suppose to be a non smoking unit. We were rather displeased with this aspect of the unit. It left our bags, clothes, pretty much everything smelling this way. Not to mention the health risks this could bring. The stay itself went rather well. It was convenient to all locations we wanted to eat at, and visit. It was newly updated and clean for the most part as it says. We did find a few misplaced hairs leftover, and a shower curtain that is about three months over due for a new one. Bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was very very nice. I would recommend this unit with a few changes to the cleanliness. Then and only then would we return and stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The condo is advertised as smoke and pet free. We hope that every guest acknowledges and honors this request, however, unless we stay in the unit with each guest, there is no way to guarantee or monitor it, however we will withhold security deposits for smoking or pets. Our many 5 star reviews are a tribute to our past guests who place great merit and appreciation in our vacation rental.

Location

From the Owner

We chose Gulf Terrace because it is in the Heart of Destin. It is close to everything that the Emerald Coast has to offer. It has three swimming pools and is within walking distance to the pristine powder white beaches that Destin is known for.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Blu By You is located in the Heart of Destin. In the center of it all you will find our rental close to everything that Destin has to offer. No matter where you turn you are just steps from water. Beaches, Lakeside, Waterparks, Ocean, all at your finger tips and toes. Restaurants are within walking distance or you can get in your car and drive to many of the popular attractions nearby.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall
Oct 19 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$60
$400
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$60
$400
$1,050
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
$775
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$850
 
 
High Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$875
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
$725
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$105
$700
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$80
$500
 
 
Winter Low
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 1 2016
60 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Checkout Cleaning Fee $75
  • Processing Fee $30
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

From the Owner

Our unit is a corner end unit that is on the ground floor with close parking and no steps to climb or long walks through parking lots or garages or waiting on elevators!! We are located lakeside of a stocked fishing and turtle pond right outside the door. Kids can play in the yard behind the unit or feed the turtles in the lake. There is a turtle food vending machine at the clubhouse. Dad can fish right outside his patio door.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Will Sleep 2 Adults and 2 children comfortably
  • One Bedroom with comfortable queen bed.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, beach umbrella, and beach cart available in unit to all guests at no additional charge. Our condo was fully renovated in January 2014. We wanted our guests to enjoy Destin FL as much as we do, without breaking the bank. Although our unit is not 'right on the beach', you will find that there are plenty of ways to enjoy all that Destin has to offer with a little effort. The most beautiful beach that you will experience in Destin is located less than a mile away. Destin's best kept secret is Henderson Beach State Park. For $6 PER CAR, you will be transformed back in time to what the Emerald Coast looked like before development. Sand dunes and sea grass will surround you on a beach that is not overran by rows of beach chairs or umbrellas. You can have the pick of your own little slice of heaven where you can park your car securely and be only steps away from an all day adventure where you and your family can stay from sun up to sundown.
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