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“Always amazing! We return year after year..” 5 of 5 stars
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Jetty East Condominiums
500 Gulfshore Drive, Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
New York City, New York
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Always amazing! We return year after year..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If great beaches and yummy seafood is up your alley, then head to the beaches of NW Florida. Holiday Isle is the premium perch for vacationers...families and couples are most at home here vs. singles. We stayed in unit 509B, a 2BR/2BA with excellent views of the eastern sunrise daily. The balcony has high furniture that easily serves a group of 4 for breakfast, lunch or cocktails. Enjoy swimming in the very large & crystal clean pool. Build sandcastles at the surf's edge and nestle under the beach umbrella on comfy beach chairs rented from Steve's beach service. We received a 20% discount special as a walk-in booking which took our 5 nights to ~$1000 with all taxes and service fees. Full kitchen well equipped for all meals and BBQ cooking under the Gazebo at the beach. Unit has all linens and great staff is quick to repair even the slightest annoyance of temp in freezer or a door coming off a slide railing. Ask for Pam at the front desk/reservations. She is helpful with selecting a unit that is well suited for your group. Daily beach walks to the Jetty for sunsets is a real treat. Watching the fishing boats come out and return to the Harbor is a favorite pastime, too. Nearby eating is great in Destin - Dewey Destin; Marina Cafe, Back Porch, and Crab Trap were all on our list this visit. All terrific and all have in door & outdoor seating with views of the beach or harbor.

Room Tip: Choose the gulf view if you like to see your kids at the pool or at the beach. Sunrise is the view f...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in 607b and loved it! The pictures on the website looked good, but when we got there , they had updated even more! We were very unsure about the enclosed balcony; however, it turned out to be amazing (probably our favorite part).They have this new beautiful white tall table and comfortable armed chairs. We ate all of our meals there and just enjoyed sitting and looking at the beach and pool. Breathtaking views!! We did not want to leave! The master bed was sooo comfortable. This will be our new go to unit 2 times every year!! Happy guests.

We had to change our anticipated arrival dates 2 times because this unit wass rented...clear to see why.,

Room Tip: Get this top floor unit if at all possible. Beautiful sunrises!!
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  • Stayed July 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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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This area was overall great. I'm a lover of beautiful beaches with clear water. It rained here a week before we arrived. The beach water was not what we were use to in Destin. It was only clear 1 day. Dark green, brownish. But shells galore were washing up on the beach & they were beautiful! My son actually hooked a stingray by the wing/ fin by the jetties. Another kid caught a tiger fish.
We had an issue with the umbrella chair service, everyone had to move around since people took chairs they didn't pay for. The pool & hottub were great~ very clean! Plenty of beach & not overcrowded. But we go to Destin for the clear beach water & this trip , the beach water wasn't clear!:(

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our unit 416A was nicely decorated. Jetty East staff are always the best, and though I don't like Destin, I really like Jetty East. So reliable. If you're staying in Destin, you can't do better than Jetty East.

Room Tip: Choose the pass view. The pond is what makes Jetty East so special.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This was our first trip to Destin and first stay at Jetty East. I appreciated the security that they had, they were on top of things. The location is good, being right on the beach was a must, we had a much better view than we imagined. I spent a lot of time on the balcony just relaxing in the evening watching the boats go by. The grills in the gazebo were cleaned every morning, we used them once at noon, it was nice being able to use something that didn't have to be cleaned first. Beach crew were fantastic, 5 stars to James. We stayed in 221, this was a large condo, 2 living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 balconies, a third balcony that was enclosed that had a table and chairs to make a 3rd eating area, also had a corner couch in it for relaxing. The amenities were nice in the condo, the kitchen was galley still and very narrow, doors on the pantry would not close properly, looked like they had been worked on several times and possibly need to be replaced. Pool is very large, we swam in gulf during the day and evenings we went to the pool, after dark lots of kids hit the pool and not many parents around to watch them. It does get rather noisy if that is an issue to you. If/when we go back to Destin we will consider stay here again. Front desk personnel were friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have stayed at the Jetty east several times since 1986 and it has been my first and only choice to stay when visiting Destin. The location and the view is great.

My trip there last week however was a big disappointment. The room looked pretty much like the room I stayed in in 1986. It looked like the same furniture, the same dishes and the same tube TV. Perhaps I just got one of the few rooms that and issues and had not been updated. Several of the light switches did not work. The trash compactor did not work, the balcony door was extremely difficult to slide open and would not lock. The TV had poor picture quality and required frequent bangs on the side to restore the picture.

My two biggest complaint were that the hot tub was allowed to run low of water and therefore quit working the first day we were there and the staffs lack of concern for the problems we had with the room. I mentioned the hot tub not working to the staff the first day but maintenance did nothing about it till the last day were were there, even though SEVERAL people complained. They acted as if they couldn't care less about the issues of the room.

I have lots of happy memories at Jetty East, but my next stay in Destin will be somewhere else.

Room Tip: Avoid like the plague room 317A!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely love the location and being so close to the beach! Bring your own chairs and umbrella and the helpful umbrella crew will drill a hole for your umbrella which is awesome! We were in condo 503a, and it was pretty good could use some remodeling and new furniture, but overall, it had what we needed- small w/d, dishwasher, stove, fridge, two tvs, and a nice gulf view from the balcony. I could just spend the entire time on the balcony, so the appearance of the room isn't that big of a deal! No wifi here, and the pull out couch wasn't very comfortable for my kids aged 7 and 10, but we made due with extra pillows and blankets. The beach has been redone, with oats planted on the dunes and bridge/walkways built over the dunes. It all looks great! My kids and I spent so much time shelling for beautiful shells and then we discovered sharks teeth could be found! Came back with a couple of hundred found right in front of the condos where the surf breaks and drops all of the small debris. Just wait for the waves to start rolling out and drag your net through the debris pulling as you go. Wash out the sand and sift through to find a bunch of teeth! So much fun!! We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Jetty East Condominiums

Address: 500 Gulfshore Drive, Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 58 Specialty lodging in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A long favored location on the Emerald Coast, Jetty East remains the best loved vacation spot for families. Beautiful accommodations, a beach side pool, tennis courts and pavilion overlooking the blue green waters of the Gulf enhance vacations and draw our guests back time after time to Jetty East. Come make wonderful memories with your family on our gorgeous sugar white beach. ... more   less 
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