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Destin West Beach and Bay Resort

3.0 of 5 1320 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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st. louis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

This resort is absolutely wonderful! We rented a condo from the owner, and friends of ours rented her other two condos. She was so nice and helpful, even stopped by to see us our first night in town. We absolutely loved the rooms, the decor, and the accessibility to the pool and hot tubs. The lazy river is a family... More

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nashville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

The unit we stayed in was on the beach side. It was an effeciency unit. The floor plan allows for no privacy as the bathroom had plantation shutters that opened into the bedroom which opened into the living room/kitchenette. If you were on the large balcony with the glass doors closed you can use the bathroom, otherwize turn up the... More

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Cypress, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Destin West Bayside condo were the best thing we stumbled into in YEARS. We were originally looking to stay in Destin, but after speaking with an agent from Dale E. Peterson Vacations, we were sold on Destin West Bayside. We had 2 adults, and 3 kids from 13, 10, & 7. We all loved it. The lazy river itself was... More

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Crossville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

We stayed at the DW on the gulf side (in the Villa building) which we booked through bookit.com. We loved that were were so close to the beach. The DW was nice enough to let us use the beach free of charge for our small wedding. We loved the hotel minus a couple small details. The Beds are not very... More

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Stayed in Unit 316, very pleased with condo and amenities at resort..We did Express Check-In which was nice......it was Labor Day weekend, lots of people were there, but resort was not "overly crowded".....Pools, hot tubs, lazy river, fitness work out center, movie at poolside at night for children, and of course the beach, what more could you ask for.......also various... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

stayed at the condos Osprey section.. place was clean and large..Nice Lazy River.. Went down for a wedding on the beach and the reception at the Emerald Grande Hotel in Destin.. Plenty of places to eat and have fun.. Ate at Logans Steakhouse on a recommendation from a friend. Also tried "Another Broken Egg" for breakfast.. also good food. Went... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

We had unit Pelican 502. It was was a nice unit on the bayside overlooking the pool, but this unit is a bit dated and needs new carpeting and paint. It is a 10 min. walk on the bridge over the road to the beach. The beach is great, sugar white sand. The pool is the big attraction to kids,... More

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Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

My family and I truly enjoyed Destin West. We booked through Compass Resorts and were very pleased with the communication and ease of check in/check out. We stayed in Gulfside #306. Although the decor was a little bit dated, the condo was very roomy and kitchen was fully equipped. The entire resort was well kept. The numerous pools, lazy river,... More

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texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

My family of 5(2 year old, 5 year old and 10 year old) stayed on the gulfside in unit #211 for a week august 8-15th. We rented through vrbo and got a great deal. we arrived early at 2 and the owner was still cleaning, but she let us come in and change and head to the beach. Unit 211... More

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

Our recent stay marked the third vacation spent at the Destin West on Okaloosa Island at Fort Walton, Florida. It's an annual trip that we will continue to make with the entire family for years to come. We like Fort Walton because it's NOT DESTIN (forgive the name of this condo). Destin itself is overcrowded and overbuilt. Go there to... More

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Address: 1320 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Fort Walton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Destin West Beach and Bay Resort 3*
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Destin West offers the best of many worlds. We encompass both sides of the island, with beautiful views of both the Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico from our family-friendly condos and penthouses. Tired of the sand? Relax on the deck of our large Gulf-side pool while kids enjoy the adjacent Splash Garden. Or float in the Lazy River at our Bay-side tropical pool oasis. We feature villa units all the way to 3 bedroom fully equipped condominiums, all with private balconies. Penthouses feature double decks with roof-top private hot tubs. ... more   less 
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