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Southbay by the Gulf

940 Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented unit #102 and spent $2000 so we could be next door to our family in their rental #101. I know that these units are individually owned and unit #102 looks to be the only unit that's not upgraded in any way, shape, or form. While the condo was clean upon arrival the wallpaper was peeling off of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was our first visit to Destin. We booked through VRBO. The owner was very easy to work with and responded to phone calls and emails very quickly. The unit it self had 3 bedrooms (one king, one queen and 2 twin), 2 1/2 baths, a nice updated living / dining room area and a well stocked kitchen. The back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed in Southbay by the Gulf #43 (rented through Holiday Isle). This unit was all that you could ask for. It was 100% fully furnished. I would recommend examining your unit to making any purchases. I didn't have to use anything that was brought from home (with the exception of toothpaste and washing powder). Literally everything was provided. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I stayed in Unit 89 last year, however, I have stayed at Southbay approx. 15 times and never had a bad experience. Condo was very clean and had everything we needed. We loved how close it was to the beach and in a very quiet area. We also loved the extra perks like the movie rentals and boat ride. One... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the first time my family vacationed in Destin. We stayed in Unit 82 and found it to be comfortable, but quite stuffy. The living room carpet was terribly stained and the living room furniture had a distinct order to it. Loved having laundry in the unit and the location of the unit within the property. However, for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our vac on 9/5-9\11 was great. The condo had 4 bedrooms. Only 1 had a tv. Very nice kitchen and living area. TV went out during our visit. Was replaced. The beach is too far to walk if you are carrying anything. But you can drive. Beautiful area. Our main complaint was a terrible sewage smell in the downstairs bathroom.... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We love visiting Destin whenever we crave a beach vacation. We have almost always stayed at Southbay & really believe it is perfect for families and central to everything fun in Destin (this year we rented a pontoon & visited great restaurants such as Dewey's). We stayed in unit 61 which was right on a pretty lake (catch & release... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at Unit 43, which was a nice corner unit off the lake. This worked out great for letting the dogs go out at night, easy access to do their business with out having to walk them around everywhere. They loved laying on the bottom patio and feeling the breeze. There were a few repairs that need to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Unit 94 was in a great location, no doubt with a 3 minute walk to the beach and next to the pool, but it was DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY and infested with ROACHES in the kitchen area!!! The first thing I noticed immedately was the mildew/moldy smell in the unit. It was noticeable right at the front door. Also upon arriving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Clean! Clean! Clean! Home away from home. Only a five minute walk to the gorgeous beach. We stayed in unit 51 for a week. It was right on the lake and it was beautiful! Loved the turtles, ducks and our squirrel friend. Definitely a place we will return to.

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