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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We love the experiences and people we have met on Airbnb and thought we would try to return the favor. Feel free to contact me with any questions.