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Southbay by the Gulf

940 Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We recently rented Unit#15 from Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals. For 3br/2.5 bath, it was a steal at $87/night during the off season. If you're looking for a pet friendly unit, this place is it! Unit#15 was renovated in the past year and it looks great! Hardwoods, granite countertops and new appliances. While it's a great price, there's a reason for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We had a wonderful vacation this summer in unit 61. The condo was very well maintained and truly a home away from home. We enjoyed many dinners out on the balcony overlooking the lake with the most colorful sunsets. I recommend buying your seafood at Destin’s Ice House and cooking at home in this unit. You would be hard pressed... More 

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Thank Deborah W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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 via mobile

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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Thank Constance S
Huntsville, Alabama
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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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Smithton
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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 via mobile

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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Houston, Texas
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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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