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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this condo! The location is great and it is very well kept. The decor is very welcoming and comforting and clean with all the amenities of home. The condo was VERY clean and updated in every way. The lake on the property was a major plus, the kids love to fish and were able to fish all...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a nice complex to stay at. We stayed In unit 93 and my sister stayed in unit 101. The floors were dirty in unit 93. I don't know when the floor had been mopped last. It may have been a fault with the cleaning service. My sister found a styrofoam plate with Doritos when she swept under the...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My family stayed in #27 for my daughters beach wedding. We had five adults a one child. The condo had a beautiful beach theme. Very spacious with plenty of room for everyone. A short walk across the pond to the beach and just across the street to the pool was nice. Trash was picked twice a day, that was nice....

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 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...

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Washington, Indiana
Reviewed 26 June 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...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 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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4Thank Susan C
Reviewed 16 March 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
Reviewed 5 October 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...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 14 September 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...

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Reviewed 10 August 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...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range: $128 - $511 (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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“Do your research on the condo photos. Our photos actually made the condo look better than it was when we arrived.”
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  • Falling apart wall in living room
 of 5 bubbles stephaniewA1763EZ, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I would suggest rooms on the side near the beach. I stayed in unit #43 and it was awesome (but not on the beach side)”
 of 5 bubbles constances789, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Bridge across lake looks longer than it actually is. Also having a corner unit works out well for people who bring their pets.”
 of 5 bubbles Alfwhoa, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Ask a lot of questions when you call the rental property about the unit you are renting - particularly when and if it has ever been remodeled/updated - these condos were built in the 70's. You can pay the exact same for a unit that was totally revamped and for one like the unit we had. Ask for a map of the property so you can see where your unit is located. Not all units on this property are near the entrance to the beach - this property has only ONE entrance to the beach. Units by the tennis courts are the ones closest to the beach entrance. We heard people who stayed on the other side of the property complaining about the distance to get to our side of the property just to get to the beach. I would NOT recommend Unit 94 to anyone unless this unit is given a new facelift. Other units in this complex are very nice from what we heard from other renters - newly updated and NO roaches in their unit.”
 of 5 bubbles TrixyinMI, 6 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The bedrooms in the 2 BR units may be very large, as they may have combined two rooms into one. However, those on the lake have larger living areas and smaller bedrooms. The one room may be fairly small, but adequate.”
 of 5 bubbles Frozen_Tundra_Gal, 13 Feb 2013 | Read review
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