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USA Florida Beaches of South Walton Destin Listing #3148

Southbay by the Gulf #106 - Destin, FL

43 Reviews
Max Occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms 1 Dog Max  (20 lb weight limit) 
Southbay by the Gulf, 940 US 98, Unit 106, Destin, FL 32541

Gulf-side home w/ shared pool & tennis, near beach - dogs & snowbirds welcome!

Family beach vacations are even better when you can walk straight to the surf. This Gulf-side, pet-friendly Destin vacation rental is just 25 yards from the beach and offers pools for the adults and the little ones, tennis courts, and plenty of attractions to while away the hours during your next Florida getaway.

Located in the beach resort community of Destin, and within walking distance of grocery stores, dining options, and local attractions, this townhouse is in a prime location to enjoy the beach and the mainland with friends and family.

This home's dark, homey furnishings contrast nicely with the sand-tone tiles and light walls, creating a friendly, laid-back feel. Well-placed mirrors capture the Florida sunlight just so, to create an airy space full of natural light.

Gather in the living room on plush furniture to scout out activity rental shops and delicious dining options via the provided WiFi, or pop a bowl of popcorn for movie or TV night with cable and movie players.

The kitchen's dark counters and cabinetry welcome home cooks to spread out and make coast-themed dishes with local seafood and tropical fruit. Homemade smoothies and cocktail mixes can be whipped up in the blender, and delicious homemade salsa and guacamole can be made in the mixer. Bring your margaritas and chips and dip to the table for board games and laughter.

Dine inside or out at cozy dining tables. When the meal is over, put the dishes in the dishwasher and head out for the beach or the heated pool without worry. There's even a kiddie pool for smaller visitors!

You've tanned, swam, played tennis, and explored - time to hit the hay! This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home sleeps six people and one well-behaved dog of up to 20 pounds (for an additional nightly fee). Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, a twin bed, and an en suite bathroom. There is a sofa bed downstairs for additional accommodations.

Keep bathing suits free of brine and sunscreen with the private washer/dryer.

Exploration and relaxation await around every corner here. With 25 yards between this townhouse and the white sand beaches, spending your whole day surfing, sandcastle building, or chasing the little ones through the waves is a sure bet.

Kids and the young at heart will love visiting Big Kahuna's Waterpark, and The Track for family-friendly fun including bumper boats, go-karts, and putt-putt golf. Don't feel like cooking? Try out some of the restaurants in the area, including Another Broken Egg Cafe for breakfast through lunch, and the Mellow Mushroom for stone-fired pizzas.

For a fun trip with extended family or friends to the sparkling beaches of the Sunshine State, check out this laid-back Florida's Emerald Coast vacation rental.

*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird pricing!

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Board Games

Tennis : Shared


Washer Dryer : Private

Central AC

Pool : Shared












Snowbird Friendly





Water View

43 Reviews

Don W. Sep 2018
Close to the beach
David & Clair B. Sep 2018
You can’t get any closer than this without being an actual beachfront! A minor maintenance issue but otherwise the place was perfect for our two couples.
Nghia H. Aug 2018
The condo location is very good, close to everything (5-10 minutes drive to seafood market, Harbor boardwalk, grocery stores, Jet ski rental...). It is clean and spacious with room for 8.
Maritza C. Jul 2018
Todo está muy limpio y muy tranquilo
Jesus V. Jul 2018
Steps to the beach and close to restaurants and shops .The townhome is simple if you are looking for something fancy this is not the place .But it’s has everything you need .
Melvin E. Jun 2018
This location was perfect. Literally steps to the beach. Great location for the family. We will be back!
James W. Jun 2018
I loved the location and the easy access to the beach. The home is comfortable and very relaxing. The outside table was wonderful! I did it like that the owner, or management, emailed and has a letter posted that we had to put towels in the washer and strip the beds. To me, it’s very unprofessional to ask people who are paying a lot of money to serve as housekeepers.
Manager Response:
We ask all our guests as a courtesy to strip the beds and put any used towels in washer, this helps our housekeeping staff and is much appreciated. Destin is a very sought after vacation destination and we usually have back to back guests in each home, this helps housekeeping be able to turn over the home in a timely manner.
Svetlana V. May 2018
I definitely will return to this place!👍
Michael W. Mar 2018
We booked this house based on the photographs and map. We were delighted to find it was just as shown. It is only yards from the beach in a quiet location. There are lots and lots of places to eat nearby and supermarkets 5 mins drive away
DUNG T. Oct 2017
We enjoyed our short stay in Unit 106 of Southbay. A short walk and we are on the beach.
There are a few minor issues with unit. We think bed sheets are not thoroughly cleaned (or washed at all) since we found numerous hair (human and/or pets). Blue sofa also has pet's hair all over. We don't have pets so this is not cool with us.
Up stair bathrooms outlets do not have power so your hair dryer/curler will have to be plugged in elsewhere.
Sliding glass door to patio is sticking a bit and the AC unit is a bit loud when it is on.
We would love to stay here again next year if these minor issues are resolved because we love the location.
Manager Response:
We apologize for the issues experienced during an otherwise enjoyable stay. The maintenance issues have been addressed, and the upholstery has been cleaned. Thanks!
Don W. Oct 2017
Best location of all units and would rent again.
Kerrie M. Aug 2017
We were so happy to not have a super long walk just to get to the boardwalk and shower. This condo is right on the corner. Walk out the patio to the boardwalk! Just remember to bring a blow dryer and maybe some floats and a cooler. There were only 1 or2 games in the condo to play and no DVDs so bring all of your own stuff! It is clean and convenient! Not luxurious but we didn't care because we loved the location! Close to grocery store , restaurants, and entertainment like water park and race track of go carts.
Dennis B. Jul 2017
Would have been nice to get in unit a little early instead of exactly 4 pm overall it is a nice unit
Esmeralda W. Jun 2017
This place was very good it was awesome will stay again
Gregory W. Jun 2017
Very clean and comfortable two bedroom unit. We appreciated the picnic table and Weber charcoal barbecue on the patio. Unit is closest non ocean front unit to the beach. Master bedroom has view of the ocean. Kitchen fully stocked with all amenities. Beds were comfy, unit has 3 new flat screen TV's with cable, although we did not use due to having perfect beach weather. :) Washer and dryer a plus. We stayed for a week and really enjoyed this town home. The complex is well run, all two story units, not busy at all, quiet in the evenings, and well kept, clean gardens and walkways. A positive experience for our family vacation.
Charlene C. Jun 2017
Great location.
Mark T. Apr 2017
The Raid insecticide can under the sink was very needed but ineffective against the ants, roaches and who knows what else had taken over the kitchen and living room. Mold or cat dander triggered a severe allergic reaction. Lots of not-so-clean carpet and worn fabrics in this townhouse. Bedrooms are upstairs. First floor sliding doors (close to the boardwalk to the beach) make taking Fido out easy.
Manager Response:
We are sorry to see this guest was not pleased with the state of the unit. The home has been cleaned, sprayed for pests, and the owners are replacing the sofa and carpet in the near future. Thank you!
Joy R. Apr 2017
This unit was very well located at the beach access. Convenient for coming back and forth from beach to the unit. Would have like to have more comfortable patio furnishing so that patio area could have been enjoyed more. Bedrooms were comfortable and spacious with private baths for each room. Pool was great and just a short walk. Great location in Destin close to restaurants and shopping.
Hiep N. Mar 2017
William E. Mar 2017
Will consider renting again if price is more comparable to other condos.
Witold S. Jan 2017
Great location, beautiful beach. None of pools heated (in December).
Tracy J. Nov 2016
we had a very nice stay.
Danetra J. Nov 2016
Always first choice when booking
Micah S. Oct 2016
We live in the area but wanted to get the kids to the beach for the weekend. Unit 106 was amazing. The property is pet friendly and only steps from the gulf. Very nice condo and we will be booking again soon!
Michael O. Oct 2016
I was under the impression from the pictures that we would be facing the beach. I usually ask but, this time I didn't. Not that big of a deal as we were still very close but, we would have liked to sit out on a deck and admire the gulf. The automatic sprinkler system splashed us as we were leaving to go out to eat. We had no idea it was on or why it was programmed to come on so early in the evening. The condo was clean with lots of glasses, Tupperware and utensils for cooking. It was quiet at night and the beach was extremely nice! We would stay here again but, please have the sprinklers come on after midnight.
Louise Philippe L. Sep 2016
It's a great place to stay! Would love to come back for another vacation. It's close to everything and the backyard is the beach!
Pamela D. Sep 2016
The location is great, right off the beach, but this place needs a good cleaning! New bedding is needed, from mattress up to pillows and coverings! Take your own! We had some dirty dishes in the cabinets and noticed a roach in the kitchen one morning! Just needs some TLC!!!!
Manager Response:
We apologize for the lack of cleanliness and will work with housekeeping on getting it straightened out. Thank you!
Ella M. Aug 2016
Access to the beach yards away! Adequately furnished kitchen and linens.
Ladasha O. Aug 2016
amazing place great location easy access to the beach and shopping
Jonathan T. Jul 2016
We loved our stay at this condo. The location of the complex is great - close to everything and the condo itself is located 50 yards from the beach with the gulf visible from the back patio. The ground level acces, parking directly in front of our unit , and being located so close to the beach was extremely convenient. The condo itself was clean and spacious. The couch and chairs in the living area are are brand new and very comfortable (Including the sleeper sofa). There are also three flat screen TV's. The decor is beach casual and the kitchen was up to date, clean and functional. We had our two boys and cocker spaniel with us and there was plenty of room. The condo was very clean and fresh; one would never guess it is pet friendly. The charcoal grill works great and allowed us to grill some fresh seafood from the local shops. The beach is fantastic and although not private, it was not overly crowded. There is a beach service that will set up chairs and an umbrella for 30 dollars a day, but you can bring your own and set up with no problem. It may not be important to everyone, but our teenage boys enjoyed being able o walk to Big Kahuna's which is very close to the condo. We highly recommend this property.
Aldeena J K. Jun 2016
Clean, beach almost in back yard! Beautiful beach, just like pictures! Will stay again!
Steve And Cindy N. Jun 2016
Loved our week stay , spot on with description, would definitely come again !!!
Dan C. May 2016
Can't say enough to fully let you know we LOVED it we will be looking to purchase something here
David H. May 2016
This condo provides a great location, very close to the beach, which was very convenient. There are rental chairs/umbrellas that run $25/day for a "setup" which includes two chairs and an umbrella that are managed by a nice man and provide prime areas at the beach. He'll even drill a hole in the sand for your own.
Annie W. Apr 2016
The place was in a great location. Beaches were beautiful. Furnishings could use an update
Christa J. Apr 2016
Our stay was awesome. Definitely fulfilled our need for some sun, fun, beach and water. Location was GREAT!! Just steps to the beach. There's also chair/umbrella rental on the beach for guests for a fee. We brought our own. Kitchen and bathrooms are very nice and updated. Kitchen was very nice and we were able to get some groceries to eat while we were on the beach. Kids could walk back to condo and make a sandwich or two. Could use new carpet on 2nd level and some updating of furnishings. Other than those minor things we are planning on staying here in the near future. Walking distance to downtown nightlife. Ate at Bubba Gumps, used flippers adventures for some boating, played putt putt.
Omair A. Mar 2016
We spent half a week at this house and loved every minure of it. Its location was wonderful and access to the beach is literally in your backyard over a short bridge. Living room was nice and spacious. Kitchen is a little small but has everything you would ever need. Bedrooms are great with decent quality mattresses.
Carolyn N. Mar 2016
this is a great place quite nice people. We will stay again
Molly M. Jan 2016
My favorite part was that it was 100 steps from the beach! Great location, comfortable and clean.
Megan L. Nov 2015
We had a fantastic time and had the beach all to ourselves! Loved the location and ease of getting to the beach! Would love to come back when its warmer to use the pool!