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Location !! Location !! Location ! Gated Resort with 3 pools, tennis, and lake.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 21 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Central location! Walk to restaurants, shopping, Putt Putt, Big Kahunas Water Park, and of course the beach. Our condo will make you feel like royalty. Everything has just been renovated and is new. All new tile floors throughout, new paint, new cabinetry, new appliances, new counter tops, new linens, new designer furniture. Very Clean. Everything you need is here. Plenty of pots and pans, dishes, glasses, toaster, blender, microwave, new stove/oven, new refrigerator/freezer, silverware, etc...just like home. The king size bed is new and very comfortable and we supply the bed linens which are very luxurious. There is a large dresser, two nightstands w/storage, and a wardrobe so pack as much as you like although Destin is a very casual town. The master bath is spacious and includes an new sink, counter top and cabinetry. We supply luxury bath towels for you as well. Please bring your beach towels. The beach is right across the street!

Are your dates already booked? Check out our other vacation rentals.. listing numbers 7114545, 7068732, 4466879 and 4030802 right here on Vacation Rentals!

More Details

Property Manager
Michael and Tracy D'Avella
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Michael and Tracy D'Avella

After vacationing in Destin we fell in love with the area and decided to purchase this wonderful condo located near everything that Destin has to offer. We have made wonderful family memories here and absolutely love this condo. It is so beautiful and comfortable.

Michael and Tracy D'Avella purchased this condo in 2007

Why Michael and Tracy D'Avella chose Destin

The first time we walked in the door we saw that spectacular view and knew that this was the one! The palm tree lined lake is so beautiful. The living room and master bedroom are large and very comfortable. The location near all the fun things to do in Destin is just perfect. We love this condo and are certain you will too.

What makes this condo unique

Location! Location! Location! You can walk to the beach, Big Kahuna's Water Park, Putt Putt golf, and restaurants. It is in a quiet area even though it is only 3 miles to the Famous Destin Harbor.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Tracy we had a great time at the condo.
Oct 2013
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Destin Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The on-suite master bath includes a bathtub/shower and the linen closet provides plenty of storage for all your toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The condo has a king size bed with a new top quality mattress in the master bedroom and a queen size sleeper sofa in the family room and sleeps 4 comfortably. The HOA staff continually tells us it is the nicest condo on the property. This is a one bedroom condo. There is a new pillow-top king size bed in the spacious master bedroom along with a large mirrored dresser, nightstands and an armoire for plenty of storage for all your belongings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The three pools are surrounded by gorgeous landscaping featuring native plants, flowers, and of course plenty of beautiful palm trees. The entire development surrounds a beautiful spring fed, fresh water lake which has a catch and release policy. There is a clubhouse on site that overlooks the lake and has a foot bridge which is great for walks or throwing in a line. There are four tennis courts. Storage is available if you would like to bring your boat, jet skis, trailer, or motorcycle for a small fee. There is an on site laundry located next to one of the pools so you can swim while your laundry is going.


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Location !! Location !! Location ! Gated Resort with 3 pools, tennis, and lake.
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 101 reviews

Gulf Terrace Condo, Destin Fl

  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal for the two of us to explore and was clean and well equipped for every occasion. It was great that the owners, Tracy and Mike had left abundant information in the condo explaining attractions, eateries and nightlife. Good on you guys, you covered everything that a stranger would need visiting Destin. We had a great time and would recommend anyone to visit Gulf Terrace.

Ed and Ian

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly appreciate your wonderful five star review and kind words. The location is excellent for exploring all of Destin. We are thrilled that you had such a great experience as we strive to make sure that all of our guests fall in love with Destin and the condo just like us. We provide a very clean, well equipped condo along with plenty of information on the area. Our goal is to have you return again and again as many of our guests do. Thank you once again. Mike and Tracy
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It was Awesome.... We truly loved and enjoyed our condo..

  • 5 of 5

Our little condo was perfect it had everything you needed to make you feel at home.. It was beautiful the view was great.. And the condo is sitting close to everything you can walk to the beach and you can walk to go shopping.. It is so quiet and very peaceful and relaxing at the condo..We were so very happy that we stayed in the condo 229 building 8.. Tracy and Mike have a very nice condo. Thank you so much for letting us stay.. Our vacation in Destin FL was perfect..

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for all the nice compliments and most of all for being our wonderful guests. We are so glad that you had a perfect vacation and that you loved the condo. We strive to make everything just perfect for all of our guests. We hope that you will return again and again.
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Great place to stay in Destin

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for our brief stay in Destin. The price was very reasonable and the location was in the heart of Destin. Beach access was just a 2 minute drive from the condo. Their kitchen is very well equipped if you plan on making meals in.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. We are so very glad that out property was "perfect for your stay." We do keep our price "very reasonable" especially since the location is so great in "the heart of Destin." There are two beach access points that are very close. The one you used that is a two minute drive and the one that is within walking distance. We do keep the kitchen "very well equipped" as we try to think of everything any guests could need while on vacation. Sounds like a five star review.
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Very clean, quiet, close to the beach and all local activities

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this place. It was clean, quiet, and very comfy. It literally became our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our wonderful guests and for the excellent five star review. We are so glad that you loved your stay at our home away from home. We look forward to you coming back again and again.
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Great location and spacious, comfortable condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great location right in town! Spacious living area and bedroom. Loved relaxing by the pool after a day at the beach. Short drive to Henderson park which has a beautiful beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent five star review and most of all for being our guests. We love the location too. Henderson beach is the best beach in Destin and we are so glad that you enjoyed it. We hope you will be our guests again soon.
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It was clean.

  • 3 of 5

It was not our best experience at a condo. Second level with no laundry machines in the condo. Washing area was in use with no one in there to remove their items for the next person to use the machines. I was very glad that there was a clothes rack to hang up our wet clothes from the washer. The oven was not clean and smoked the one time we tried to use it. We had to change our menu because of the oven issue. The door was unlocked when we arrived. The kitchen and living room were a comfortable temperature. The bedroom was warm at night. There was no air circulation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. It’s unfortunate that you experienced an issue at the laundry facility. We do advertise and clearly state that the laundry is a coin op laundry facility. Most often, vacationing guests will start their laundry and then sit at the adjacent pool while waiting for it to wash/dry and it’s quite possible that was the case here. We wish you would have called us immediately about the oven. We would have had the cleaning lady there quickly to remedy any situation with oven cleanliness. She did check and run the oven after your departure and it did not smoke so we’re not certain what exactly occurred during your stay. Both the furnace and condenser for the air conditioning are new and functioning perfectly. We have them serviced twice a year and have never had a problem with guests complaining about coolness or flow. Lastly, when you arrived earlier than your check in time the cleaning lady was just starting to load up her car and that is why the door wasn't locked. We are always available for our guests and do wish you would have called, texted or emailed us so we could have worked to remedy any issues you experienced.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several to choose from
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* The Beach.

* The Harbor.

* Deep sea / charter boat fishing.

* Fine Dining.

* Have Fun, Fun, Fun.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* The Beach.

* Free concerts at the Harbor.

* Hang out at any of the 3 pools.

* rent a movie or hit a matinee!.

* Have Fun, Fun, Fun.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* The Beach.

* The Harbor.

* Shopping (the outlets, moms!).

* Dolphin cruises, snorkeling, rent a pontoon boat.

* Have Fun, Fun, Fun.

Beach, golf, restaurants, bars, water parks, miniature golf, fishing, shopping, bicycling, water sports, sunbathing, pier, boating, sailing.

Big Kahuna's Water Park, Merlin's Pizza or Mellow Mushroom (good pies) The Track for Go Karts (walking distance!) bumper boats, putt putt golf

The Harbor - free concerts all summer! Great food, great views, great memories!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.