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Southbay by the Gulf

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing unit 95 clean and 65 yards to the beach and yes the water really is that clear !!! This place is amazing 2 pools nice area too within walking distance too mellow mushroom stores water park ! We even walked,to the boardwalk one night be sure to,go down and check out the plans for the week... More 

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Washington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

My family, which includes my husband and myself, our daughter and son-in-law and our adult son, stayed in Unit 132 from June 11 to June 18, 2016. This unit is absolutely perfect! It was just completely renovated in 2016 - new flooring and granite countertops throughout, stainless steel appliances (even a separate icemaker!) and spa-like bathrooms with beautiful tiled tubs... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Lovely location on the beach and welcoming fellow residents....sadly our unit #124 had cockroaches. It is one of the most expensive rentals at Southbay on the Gulf. Holiday Isle Property Management was not helpful and did not reimburse us. This was my third trip to Southbay on the Gulf. I will not be returning to any property managed by them.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

After killing numerous cockroaches, all that was offerred was a residual pesticide spray, no help for our stay, no partial refund, nothing! We certainly will not be going back , at least not through the leasing company Holiday Isle, they should know the condition of what they are renting

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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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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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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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Truly Unique! One of the last remaining secret gems of Destin. A 15 acre beach front vacation townhome property with a lake for fishing, 2 pools, tennis courts, BBQ grills and centrally located while still offering a seclusion for relaxing. 2 & 3 bdrm townhomes now available! New onsite management is Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southbay by the Gulf

Address: 940 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL 32541-2828
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range: $90 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Southbay By The Gulf Hotel Destin
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