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“Great stay at the Gulfgate” 5 of 5 stars
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1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
Southaven, Mississippi
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“Great stay at the Gulfgate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We booked our stay at the Gulfgate due to many positive reviews on Trip Advisor and I am so glad we stayed here. Upon arrival I was greeted with a smile and a positive attitude. The location is great. You can walk to various restaurants and attractions and it isn't a far drive to the marina or the outlet malls. Our condo 304 was beautiful. I think it had just been remodeled. Everything was clean and well decorated. Not the overly beachy theme like other condos. The main bedroom was large with a king bed and the spare room had two queens. Large enough for our family of five. The condo came with two beach chairs and an umbrella which were already set up before we got to the beach each morning. The pool has just undergone a renovation that added zero entry and a kids section. My 3 yr old daughter spent hours sliding down the slide into the pool. I only wish it had been heated. The gulfgate only has about 60 or so condos so the beach or pool never gets really crowded. We will definitely stay here again.

Stayed October 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Staying at Destin Gulfgate is now a family tradition. From the ability to choose and preview your condo online to having the only non-smoking section of the beach, Gulfgate reigns supreme. Destin alone is a beautiful place, and Gulfgate makes it better!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We rented this condominium #605 based on previous reviews on tripadvisor.com and were not disappointed. We took 5 family members to the condo for 3 days and absolutely enjoyed ourselves. Two of those family members are very picky about cleanliness of the places they stay, but they felt really comfortable there. Each condo comes fully stocked with all necessities--dishes, bathroom paper, towels, etc. The view of each room is amazing--at many points we thought we were on a cruise ship, because all we could see was the beach and water. Check in was nice and easy and so was check out. The beach was great too, especially at night searching for crabs. All 5 family members are ready and willing to go back. Awesome restaurants are a walking distance away. Be aware that this is a condo, so a certain amount of personal responsibility is placed upon you before you leave like dishes, trash, etc. Keep in mind there are no housekeepers or spa at Gulfgate either. All around an amazing trip!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Currently enjoying our second stay here. Came in 2011 and couldn't wait to return this year. If you are shopping for the perfect place to stay in Destin then quit looking and book a condo here. Easy access to anything you would need. All employees so kind and helpful. The pool area has been expanded and they now have a great fitness room overlooking the gulf. Love this place!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We rented this condo (which was an end unit) for a week this September and were pleasantly surprised! The unit was VERY nicely appointed, and the view of the beach from the balcony was amazing. The staff was super friendly, and attended to our every need during their business hours. Every rental receives two beach chairs and an umbrella that is setup and taken down each day by property staff. It is right on the beach, and close to restaurants, grocery stores, and Blaylock's fresh fish market. They have a brand new pool and health club that we did not use, but it sure looked nice. They even had 3 charcoal grills available to grill your own food.

Our only complaints were that the housekeeping staff did not remove dirty undergarments (including Depends) that had been left in the bedroom drawers by the previous renters, and a large "dust bunny" was noticed near the balcony. In addition, the new looking dishwasher had a bad smell which their maintenance staff tried to fix, but were unsuccessful.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and fully believe that the unit was a good value. Even with the couple of hiccups mentioned above, we can't wait to return again next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed September 2013 in this condo(this was the first time it was ever rented so there are not any more reviews about it on the site!
It was beautiful with furnishings that were great.Close to restaurants including (The Back Porch)and others.There are 2 bedrooms(each with its own bathroom...huge condo.4 TVs.,Bose surround sound speakers,DVD,wet bar(you will never run out of ice...it makes a lot of ice).,full size washer &dryer...and so much more.All the units at Gulfgate are oceanfront.Very helpful people at check in desk...friendly and professional.
The view from this condo are great with a huge balcony.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Everything you could ask for a GREAT vacation with the Family. We spent seven days in 305. The condo was EXTREMELY clean and tidy. With all comforts of home. The kitchen was very well equipped, with everything a chef would need. The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable. And the view from the balcony was great. (Watched the dolphins every morning while having coffee). The pool was perfect for the kids (8 & 4 yrs old). The Concierge "Chirstin S." made the stay even better. She was fantastic, giving information about the Resort and Destin that only a insider would know. Our First of many stays at Destin Gulfgate.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1180 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
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