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Beach Front Paradise

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 24, 2016
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Beachfront hideaway with stunning views. Near the tip of Holiday Isle, this secluded condo's wrap around porch offers panoramic views of the gulf, and pass. With calm water beaches, and prime snorkeling, the fun never stops at this vacation destination! Best view of Fireworks in Destin!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english

11 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

1

not recommended

  • 1 of 5

I was very disappointed in this property. Part of the reason I chose this place was that so many gave it a 5 star review. To me, any property that is rated so well should be pretty nice. Nautical Way is anything but nice. The property itself is rather run-down. The floors are crooked, doors don't properly latch, a lot of the tiles are cracked, the walls are filthy- it looks like it's about 15 years overdue for a paint job. It felt more like a place that should charge by the hour than a beach property.

Also, I felt that I was ripped off on the cleaning fee as the place wasn't very clean to begin with. There was sand all over the floor and couch when we arrived as well as dirty spots around the floor- especially the fridge, indicating it hadn't been mopped in some time. There was also toothpaste spots in the bathroom and a lot of dust everywhere. Upon entering, the smell of mildew was unmistakable. We had wanted to make meals there, but who wants to cook or eat in a dirty place? We ended up eating out the whole time as a result. We also noticed that the mattress wasn't that comfortable. Given the condition of the property as a whole, I checked the mattress tag. Sure enough, that thing is 18 years old.

We were also given incorrect information regarding parking. We were told that we could park in one of the garages. Well, they were both full of junk. Unless you are driving a motorcycle, you aren't going to be parking in there. We were also told that we could park in the painted spot in front of the garage. Perhaps at some point there was a spot number there, but there's not now. There is, however, a sign stating that unauthorized vehicles will be towed. I'm not sure who determines who is authorized, so I was worried we'd end up towed. Luckily, that wasn't the case.

I knew that there would be a walk to the beach, but the closest spot isn't the best for swimming as boats bring people over for snorkling and it gets crowded. If you keep going to the left after the rocks you can find a good spot, but that's a serious walk. We ended up driving to the beach at the state park one day because it was a lot easier.

The only positives I can give it is that it has a very nice view and it has a lot of room. However, that is just not worth it. For the price, you can find something else a lot nicer.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you are a guest at my condo and have any cleaning issues, simply call me. I will fix them and work in every way possible to resolve any issues you may have. Reading this review was the notice I had of any issues this guest had. I did answer several questions she had during her stay, and had amicable conversations each time. -I thoroughly cleaned the unit myself the Sunday prior. I might have walked back in to and tracked sand in, but I don't think so. As soon as a guest walks into this beachfront unit, sand comes in on their shoes. I have a shoe rack placed at the door to help solve this problem. -The place was most definitely mopped, and there was certainly no toothpaste spots in the bathroom, as I definitely clean the toothpaste every time. I personally perform and supervise the cleaning of all my rental units in Destin. -I paint my unit every October after the busy season ends. The walls are not dirty, but there are scratches, I assume from furniture being moved around, and luggage scraping the wall. -I have several homes and rentals, and used to own a wholesale furniture import company. I have over thirty mattresses in use and I'm storing double that in brand new mattresses. I change this mattress last year, and I change all my rental mattresses at least every three years. When the mattress is made has nothing to do with how long it has been in use. -As soon as you open the door to hear the crashing waves, and feel the ocean breeze, it only takes a few minutes to for flat surfaces to collect dust. I thoroughly dust before every arrival. -I send a letter to every guest with instructions for everything, including parking. I communicated verbally and in writing about this special situation prior to this arrival, and I will continue to do this with every guest as any special circumstances arise. -The walk to the water is 3-5 minutes depending on your speed, and there is plenty of beach in both directions. You can't stop a boat from anchoring near the beach, but they do like this spot because the water is calm, which is also great for swimming. It is the best and most popular snorkeling spot on the Gulf Coast. -I only charged $350 for the weekend
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5

Great Value

  • 5 of 5

Overall great value for the price paid and good location. Great view and house was in clean and overall good shape. Easy to follow directions and no issues. Will use again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

truly a beach front paradise

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue. My husband, our baby daughter and my parents stayed here for a long weekend in May 2015. We simply had an amazing time and beach front paradise is no exaggeration by any means. We could not have wished for anything more. The condo has everything you could possibly need although we barely spend anytime inside. It was the perfect size for the five of us (we brought a pack'n sleep for our daughter and she slept in our bedroom.) The balcony wraps around the entire apartment and is the perfect place to have breakfast, dinner or just hang out. The sand dunes are right in front of the apartment, as seen on the pictures (what a view!!!), the water is a short walk. The entire time we were there we had the beach almost to ourselves. Bart was very responsive during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

WILL BE BACK

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay last summer. The condo is comfortable and clean--the pictures do not depict how nice it actually is, so we were pleasantly surprised. It is extremely roomy, and the back deck is huge and has the best view of the ocean. The kitchen has everything you need. We cooked almost all of our meals, only eating out once for dinner, and we even cooked a large seafood dinner complete with fish, shrimp, and crab legs. We used the garage to park the car, and found some handy beach supplies and toys down there as well. The dune walk to the beach is a little more difficult than we expected, but not bad at all, and the beach was never too crowded. I would only warn people with disabilities, or people with small children that may have trouble walking through sand about the short walk. Overall, Bart's place definitely gets 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place, Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place, for our family of five, the short walk to the beach is perfect. The view from the deck is amazing and the close proximity to everything in Destin is great. I only wish we had more time to stay, but I do hope we can return. This rental is really a Beach Front Paradise without the cost. Thanks Bart

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Can't beat the view

  • 5 of 5

Best view in Destin. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I've traveled to many places, and I still think thisd is the most beautiful place in the world. I never get tired of the view, the nature, the sunrises and sunsets. Coming here completely rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul

Activity and Interests

Big Kahuna's, The Gulfarium, Designer Outlets, Snorkeling, Diving, Parasailing, Deep Sea Fishing, Wave Runner Rental, Boat Rental, Air Force Armament Museum, Thursday and Holiday Fireworks, dolphin cruise, sunset cruise, walking trails, beach access, boat rentals, fishing charters, water park, malls, IMAX, arts and crafts, paint your own pottery, music concerts, canoeing, Crab Island, Seaside and Watercolor, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, Factory Outlet mall, jet ski rental,wave runner rental, go carts, bumper boats, children carnival rides, Pier Park, Club Lavila, Night town, Destin Commons, Sea Blaster, The Track, etc.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Fall/Holidays
Nov 3 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$109
Fri,Sat
$650
$1,800
 
 
Snowbird
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$109
Fri,Sat
$500
$1,300
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$109
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$219
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$239
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$99
$650
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $100

Rental rates vary by season and include all taxes. Rates are negotiable and I will beat any rate on comparable accommodations. Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Nov 24, 2016
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Amenities

From the Owner

The sound of the waves crashing, Waking up to the view from the king bed in the master. The awesome snorkeling.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Wrap around porch with beautiful views, calm water beaches, prime snorkeling and diving spot, abundant wildlife, snow white beaches, great fishing, and relaxing seclusion.

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