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USA Florida Destin Southbay by the Gulf Listing #3148

Southbay by the Gulf 106 - Destin, FL

74 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 1 dog max  (20 lb weight limit) 
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Gulf-side home w/ shared pool & tennis, near beach - The family dog is welcome!

Family beach vacations are even better when you can walk straight to the surf. This waterfront Destin vacation rental sits just 25 yards from the beach and offers pools for adults and little ones, tennis courts, and plenty of attractions to while away the hours during your next Florida getaway. This rental's furnishings contrast nicely with the sand-tone tiles and light walls, creating a friendly, laid-back feel. Gather in the living room for movie or TV night with cable and movie players, or gather at the table for family game nights.

What's nearby:
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. With just a couple dozen 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. Check out the waterslides at Big Kahuna's Waterpark, or visit the Track for family-friendly fun including bumper boats, go-karts, and putt-putt golf. And if you're looking to dine out, try some of the restaurants in the area including Another Broken Egg Cafe for breakfast through lunch, and the Mellow Mushroom for stone-fired pizzas.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Central air conditioning
The family dog (20 lbs. max) is welcome to join you here
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact Vacasa for special pricing! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view







On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Heated pool

Board games

Tennis court : Shared






74 reviews

Jeanna W. Sep 2020
We have been planning this trip for almost a year. It was our first family vacation this year and was desperately needed. We chose this place based on the decent reviews and the location right on the beach. I will start by saying the proximity to the beach is wonderful. It’s literally steps away from the back deck. This was very convenient especially with two small children. Now, as for everything else, it was a disaster from the moment we arrived. There was a truck parked in one of our designated parking spots the entire time we were there. As we traveled in two vehicles, it was very inconvenient not to park directly in front of our unit to unload everything, especially when the spots and numbered and reserved specifically for our unit. You could tell the place has not had a good cleaning for a very long time. This is disturbing in itself on any given day but in the midst of a global pandemic, this should be the main priority. Dust is caked everywhere, especially on the ceiling fans and near the air vents. Someone with bad allergies would not be able to stay here. Upon arrival, there was a bottle of some type of chemical cleaner sitting outside the front door along with some trash. Who is in charge of picking these things up I’m not sure. There is no dumpster close by to dispose of anything either. The furniture is in desperate need of updating. The pull out couch is unusable as the springs are completely broken and the frame sits on the floor. Very uncomfortable to sit on the couch as well as the main living room chair. The furniture is also dirty and in need of a deep cleaning. The second chair in the living room has part of the leather siding unraveling and the kitchen chairs have holes in the upholstery. Upon the third day of staying, cockroaches were present in the kitchen. We moved the living room chair to try and find a lost item and dirt completely covered the floor as well as half eaten pizza crust from a previous guest. We were absolutely disgusted and horrified! The pictures online make the furniture seem nice clean but the pictures are very deceiving. No bedding was on any of the beds other than sheets and a thin blanket. The rest of the bedding is shoved in a closet, however it is dirty and tattered. To make matters worse, the washing machine is broken and we were unable to do any laundry. Being at the beach, especially with two young children (one being special needs), this is an absolute necessity. We were forced to use a laundry mat to wash our necessities. The upstairs fan is unbalanced and makes a horrible noise. None of the outlets work in all 3 bathrooms so we could not plug in any appliances. After several calls to management to try and get this resolved, it was over 24 hours before we heard back from someone. The washing machine was never fixed and we were told a new unit is required. My father-in-law who travels all over the world as a missionary said he has stayed in nicer places in some second and third world countries than this unit. To say I’m disappointed that I spent all my hard earned money here is an understatement. The trip was not as enjoyable due to the stress we endured due to uncleanliness and things not working properly. Please chose to stay somewhere else where you will be more comfortable!
JOHN B. Sep 2020
This place is located in the best area in Destin. Minutes away from everything and steps from the beach. The place could use some updating, some of the remotes don't work the TV's, some of the electrical sockets don't work upstairs, the furniture is worn down. All in all we liked being so close to the beach and the short drive to anything you would want to do in Destin.
Manager response:
Hi John, we are thankful for your feedback. We apologize if there were any maintenance issues during your visit. Our guest service agents are available via phone 24 hours a day and would have been happy to assist. We hope to host you again soon.
Kenia M. Aug 2020
The only good thing was the easy access to the beach.
Manager response:
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beach access this home offers, Kenia! We appreciate your feedback.
Tiffany S. Aug 2020
I’ve stayed in Southbay many times. Most recently in July with a different management company that made our trip miserable. I decided that even against some of the negative reviews for Vacasa I would give it a try bc I love Southbay so much. Home was clean upon arrival. Plenty of space, perfect location. We had a plumbing issue that was taken care of immediately upon calling. We were having such a great time we called and extended our stay another day. Customer service was amazing! Will DEF use again!
Remijio G. Aug 2020
very safety and clean and also close to the beach ❤️
Abby C. Jul 2020
It was a great place to stay. Loved how I could see the beach out the window. Like that it was just walking distance from the beach. It was a nice clean house I would definitely stay there again.
Clint D. Jul 2020
This condo was perfect location wise as it is right off the boardwalk and about 100 yards to the water. We had some issues but the manager contacted us and corrected things. Bring extension cords as the outlets are behind the beds. They have extra pillow and blankets. The pull out couch is pretty bad so i wouldn’t count on anyone sleeping there but one person can sleep on the couch. It is well stocked to cook. You could bring a blow up mattress for the living room. I didn’t like there wasn’t a large rug in the living room and even with sweeping often felt like i continuously had sand on my feet. We would book this condo again for the convenience.
Melvin E. Jul 2020
Cannot beat the location!!!
Freedom W. Jul 2020
Beautiful place perfect, right out outside your back door and straight to the beach
Eulogio G. Jul 2020
What made me decide on this place was that I was able to bring my dog. Secondly, the beach access was my backyard. The condo was clean, and had everything we needed. Will be booking again and recommending to family and friends!
Michael S. Jun 2020
couldn't ask for closer beach access in this condo but it needs some updating. Furniture is so uncomfortable and outdated. Had everything we needed for a week's stay. Pool was nice.
Janet C. Mar 2020
I loved how close the beach was to my condo. The beach was beautiful.
Angela M. Dec 2019
Proximity to the beach was fabulous. It had everything we needed. Master bed was comfy.
Was clean.Nuce kitchen. Needs a new couch. But overall good place to stay. Beautiful sunrise/sunset just a few feet away. Convenient to food, gas, entertainment.
Manager response:
Thank you for your comments, Angela. We will bring you feedback about the couch to the attention of the local staff and owner. We hope to host you again very soon.
Bethany S. Sep 2019
Great place, really clean, right on the beach can literally walk to it! Has everything you need already, could use a few more trash bags because they only give 2, especially if you have a family of 5 or more. But all in all great stay!
Trang D. Sep 2019
Me and my friends love this place. Few steps to go to beach. House is not really new but clean.
Ben G. Aug 2019
Our stay was very pleasant, considering the space, location, and unit. Just a few minor concerns we had about the service.

1) No trash bags and instructions for waste management.
2) Back door patio does not slide properly. We almost broke the handle trying to open and close the patio door.
3) The property managers asked that we help wash a load of towels and place all bed linens by the washer. Not much effort but I don't care to do this after paying the cleaning fees.

My two cents.

The location was amazing though. Close to the beach and a short drive to everything else. :)

Manager response:
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, we will address your feedback with the local staff. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Amy J. Jul 2019
The location was great. Everything was clean and ready for us when we checked in. We had a small issue with the back door that was resolved quickly and didn't have any other issues the rest of the time. We had a wonderful stay and hope to go back soon!!
Elan G. Jul 2019
From the back patio and the bedroom windows you can see the Gulf and the sand. The home is about 20 steps from the beach. No noise from the neighbors, and a wonderful pool area for everyone. Is the beach and the sand getting too warn? Hop on over to the pool to cool down and relax for a minute. This area of the beach has everything from all the famous shops to some of the best restaurants. There is so much room and with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms you will have more than you need. This home is also on the correct side of the main road so you will not have to try and cross it in busy traffic to get to the beach. From the back patio you can see everyone is jealous of how close this home is from the beach. Do yourself a favor and get this place, it is all you could ever want. I want to live here!
Seetala W. May 2019
We really enjoyed our stay here. Loved that we could walk to the beach within minutes. Great location! We will definitely come back to this place!
john c. May 2019
I truly enjoyed my stay here. Was just a little down the walkway to the beach great communication and the place was exactly as pictured and very clean. I will definitely be staying here again.
Lawrence V. Apr 2019
Great place wonderful proximity to the beach and pool!!!
Latarsha B. Mar 2019
The home was cozy and clean. The beach was walking distance.,Everyone was friendly..
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.
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!