Imagine the sunsets!Read or relax on the enclosed deck overlooking the ocean and harbor.
Stunning condo 1.5 blocks to ocean

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

This is a great space- clean, spacious, well located and maintained. The greatest advantage of this property is that once you arrive, you never have to fight the Destin traffic unless you choose to. It is also convenient to everything you might need - the beach, entertainment and restaurants.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $85
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

This 1200 square foot, fully equipped condo is beautifully furnished and perfect for an any time/any season getaway. Enclosed balcony overlooks the ocean and harbor. Incredible fish and fowl are your neighbors at Dolphin Point! Sleep on a king size Tempur-pedic mattress in the master with a granite bath; or in a private suite with 2 full size beds and a jacuzzi. Cable and wireless internet included. HDTVs throughout. Heated pool (seasonally) & tennis courts available. Outdoor grill available to guests on the harbor side. Convenient to everything, with a shuttle that runs to the nearby grocery and miscellaneous stores all over the island. Find out more by searching on Okaloosa shuttle. The complex now permits Destin Water Taxi to pick up, which makes for a fun and reasonable boat ride. The pickup points are 1) at the Club House 2) at the dock which is located between B and C Veranda areas or the area behind the pool.

Only 2 blocks from a private beach, it's about a 10 minute walk to the white sands and turquoise ocean with an easy crossing at a blinking stop sign. We welcome our European friends, our returning guests, and the many wonderful people we have met in our life and travels. They don't call it Dolphin Point for nothing! It you are there at the right time, you may be blessed by the sight of dolphins in the bay or the ocean. I am proud to rent this unit at a reasonable price to enable people to have an affordable beach vacation.

Beach cart, toys and chairs are provided. My wonderful housekeeper, Amber, has a list on the fridge of how you can help her out - things like putting dirty towels in the tub and running the dishwasher before you go. In the summer, we often have back to back rentals, so that is a huge help.

Here's a negative - there is no recycling. Very sad, and when I retire, I'll work on this. Until then pack it out or throw it out. :(

If you have a rainy day, you may want to look into the armament museum in nearby Ft Walton beach. It's free, and fascinating in many different ways.

There is a LOT of shopping opportunities, from Consignments, to Thrift, to high end malls.

I recommend The Beachcomber app to find out about local music and events. Do a search on Beachcomber Destin to get the correct web address,

Fly in to VPS at Fort Walton Beach (about 45 mins away), with cab service available for around $60. Contact me directly if you need a recommendation. Alternatively, fly in to PNS (Pensacola) and take a leisurely drive down the coast (about an hour) in your rental car. Driving from our home base in Cincinnati usually takes us about 12 hours.

This is our vacation home, and you will have the place to yourselves. Excellent shopping and good foods are close.

Guest access

The pool, of course, and sandy harbor behind it. There is a grill at the harbor, tennis courts, the most amazing beach.

Interaction with guests

I will try to be available to answer all your questions, or give you an alternate. I have family and friends in the complex, but I am primarily in Cincinnati, OH and you will meet me electronically, regretfully.

The neighborhood

Nice houses, in the $1M+ range, great areas to walk. You can't beat the beach, and the location is very convenient. Also about 1/2 hour from Eglin Air Force Base to the west, and about 1/2 hour from 30A to the east.

Getting around

There is a shuttle bus. It's a reasonable price. There is a water taxi. (website hidden) Water Taxi Destin to find out more.

Other things to note

Due to some bad experiences in the past I will not rent to guests under 25, or guests with children under 12 unless you have rented with me before or tell me you promise to keep your children's handprints off the many mirrors. Unfortunately, the complex does not permit dogs, other than those belonging to owners, except for service dogs with appropriate documentation. No fishing is permitted from the docks. No fish cleaning either. The garbage chute is at the end of the hall opposite the elevator. There is a pay washer and dryer on the elevator end.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's a fairly quiet group, and many of the owners are full-time residents. Many of them know me, and I don't want to be known as the one that doesn't screen their renters properly.

This place is very special to us and we trust that you will treat it well.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

152 Reviews

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Melissa User Profile
April 2017
My daughter and I came here to celebrate her graduation from college and have some girl time. This place was wonderful! Kathleen was very friendly and quick to respond to any of our questions. Everything was just as it was in the pictures and very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the enclosed porch with the door open (there were no bugs). The pool was nice and warm and over 6' in the deep end, which was a nice surprise. The beach! Beautiful! We took the wagon Kathleen provided to the beach and that made it so much easier. I am not particularly fond of the salt water, so it was great to have a shower there to rinse off. We didn't eat out a lot, but a couple restaurants that we really liked was Merlin's Pizza and The Crab Trap. Also, going out to Crab Island was something fun and different. Overall we had a fabulous time and would definitely love to visit again!

Christina User Profile
April 2017
Kathleen's place is in a perfect location, beautiful views. The pool is very clean, the beach is just down the way and was very clean and nice. The neighbors are fantastic. The place was nice and clean, very well taken care of. Kathleen is very good at communication.

Catherine User Profile
April 2017
A lovely condo that is perfect for a Destin getaway.

Trey User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful place very spacious with a phenomenal view of the harbor/bay and just a short drive to the grocery store, would definitely stay there again.

Susan User Profile
March 2017
What an amazing place. The condo was very comfortable and clean. The view of the harbor was beautiful. The people who live in the condo are very welcoming. Love this place! Thank you Kathleen.

Michael User Profile
January 2017
Visited for my birthday and to run in a local 15k. Condo was wonderful.

Hank User Profile
December 2016
Kathleen's location gave us a view of the boats in the harbor from the corner sunroom with nice light reflecting the morning and afternoon sky. It is a quiet location off the main roads but a short walk to the beach with a nicely landscaped access and coded gate. We enjoyed the floor plan layout, attractive interior and owner provided conveniences in the apartment. Our stay in Destin was more enjoyable because we really liked the place.

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