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The Islander

3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   502 Gulfshore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
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Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Islander is located on Holiday Isle and is family friendly. Our room has a great view of the Gulf. There are two pools, tennis court, basketball hoop, two hot tubs, two shuffleboard courts, and charcoal grills. They have karaoke on Monday nights and kids' activities in the mornings. The staff is friendly and the place is always clean. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have come to this same condo for many years. They are older now but we like the location on Holiday Isle, and I like the layout. The living area is large and you have great views. The beach is only steps away & there are also 2 pools & a tennis court. The condo layout is very family friendly.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have stayed at the Islander many times. We always default back here for many reasons. The rooms are clean and we have a great view of the ocean. It is within a short distance of everything you could need while on vacation. I will have to say that this is the first year I have stayed where the chairs... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were at The Islander June 20 - 27 and had a great time once again. The room (615) was clean and ready when we got there. The staff was friendly and helpful. Karaoke on Monday night was fun as always. The beach was in great shape with Nate doing a terrific job in umbrella and chair set-up. And the... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just finished a week's stay at The Islander. Great location off the busy main road in Destin. Condos are located on a private, gated facility. Guests must enter a secured code to access parking lot and also use the beach entrance. Beautiful location, and never a concern for security! Staff was amazing! Very friendly and willing to help in anyway.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I just made it back from Destin. I never wanted to leave. The staff is very courteous. My only cons were the parking lot was flooded when we got there and it took a few days to clear and there is nothing within walking distance. Short walk to the beach. Gated entrance. Choose the east side and you will have... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with my new inlaws for our first time in Destin and we weren't disappointed in Unit 305 at the Islander! 2bd/2ba/ balcony overlooking the water. You can tell that the owners take care & pride in this wonderful vacation home. Updated amenities, wifi, flat screen tvs, and again THE VIEW! You can relax on the beautiful patio and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just concluded another great stay (our 5th or 6th) at the Islander & was expecting it to be packed on an Atlanta metro spring break weekend but the complex was only booked to about 40% capacity so there was plenty of room to move around. Out of our number of times we've come, we've had some glitches (a pool heater... More

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IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments, I am glad you had a nice peaceful visit, I think a lot of spring breakers failed to come this year due to the inclement weather. We have to keep the GYM closed otherwise too many kids get in there to abuse the equipment, and we did purchase top of the line equipment for our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A beautiful quiet resort tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of the other larger hotels. A great launching pad for miles of walking. My 2nd Visit to see my dad as he overwinters for 4 months. Conveniently located to shopping, Amazing Staff, so very helpful, well equipped. BBQ'ing almost every night overlooking the beach...

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IslanderDestin, General Manager at The Islander, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty and hope to see you soon. We hope you enjoyed the improvements and the new Gym. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We first stayed at the Islander 25 years ago with young children, then again in January 2014 for a 2nd home house hunting visit. Our first reaction upon getting out of our car 25 years later was "wow this place still looks great" and it was. Well maintained externally, clean, well appointed and well stocked (linens) internally, and excellent service... More

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Address: 502 Gulfshore Dr., Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Islander 3.5*
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Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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The Islander condos are 2 bdrm/2 bath and feature a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include 2 pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and a gym. Please note you must book through the Islander Rental Company to get the VIP program including FREE beach service. The off site rental companies do not offer our VIP program. ... more   less 
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