About this listing
Aerial View showing proximity to beautiful sugar white beach and aqua blue water - also lake out back!
This charming one-bedroom downstairs villa (unit 5B) is located across the road from an undeveloped beach park - for spectacular view and access to the Gulf of Mexico beach.
The sugar-white sands and aqua-blue water make you feel you are in the Caribbean!!!
Sleeps two in a KING-sized be with private bath. A pull-out sleeper queen-sized sofa sleeps two with a hall bath.
Just steps to the beach and community pool.
Bottom unit cannot see the water surface - but is similar to his view
Crab Trap restaurant is diagonally across street. Great place for cool drink while tanning at the beach or pool - also great seafood for lunch or dinner.
Surf fishing is great!
The kids love to catch sand crabs on the beach at night - armed with a flashlight and small crab net!
Deep sea fishing, para-sailing, dolphin watching, jet ski rentals are just a few minutes away.
Bicycle rentals are nearby
Bedroom has a QUEEN sized bed, and Living Room has a pull-out sofa to accommodate a total of 4 people.
Front door has a combination lock so all guests can access unit. Combination code changes with each guest rental period.
Interaction with Guests
I have a property manager who will email pertinent information one week prior to your arrival. They will have a phone number for questions and emergency repairs.
Perfect location across from a beautiful wide beach!
The beach road normally does not have much traffic since it is a dead-end road. However, there is a pedestrian underpass just steps away for younger children to go to the beach by themselves.
Other Things to Note
The minimum stay is FIVE NIGHTS for the dates of May 22nd through Sept 1st.
The Bedroom has a KING sized bed and the Living Room has a pull-out queen-sized sleeper sofa to accommodate a total of 4 people..
Guest parking pass required for parking
Everything was exactly as advertised, with one small exception. You can actually see the water from the bottom unit!! It's refreshing to purchase something even better than what was advertised.
The location is great - mere steps to the beach and not far from the pool. The lake in back is very nice as well, allowing for some peaceful turtle watching. In addition to the Crab Trap, there are several restaurants within a decent walking distance, and many more within an easy (less than 5 minute) drive. Plenty of shopping and a movie theater close as well.
Having two bathrooms was nice, and my wife liked having a tub.
The management company was easy to work with, making check in and out a breeze. They were very responsive to the one small issue that we encountered during our stay.
This was my first time on airbnb, and I found the reservation system a little clumsy. Bob was great to work with, and we worked out what we needed to.
Location - Excellent
Accommodations - Exactly as advertised although the footsteps from upper unit were a little annoying
Kitchen - adequately stocked with pots, pans, a pitcher, utensils, a blender, coffee pot, a crock pot, and more. I did resort to my own travel blender for my morning smoothie.
Bathrooms - Above average just for having two. Shower in the master bath a little tight, but workable for me. It was nice to have the tub for my wife to be able to shave her legs since I don't think it would have been possible to do so in the master shower. Both bathrooms were of a nice size.
Storage - Plenty of closet, dresser, and pantry space
Parking - while there are spots right out front, we weren't always able to get them, although we never had to park far from the unit.
Pool - Nice to have, close by, very warm water this time of year.
Nice surprises - walking/jogging path right out front, lake in back
Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
The location of this property can not be beat. The beach is right across the street. The unit was comfortable and the perfect size for a couple or small family. Parking right in front of the unit was nice too. Bob was easy to deal with and answered all my questions in a timely manner. We would book again.
The location is excellent. Easy access to the beach and the place the eat. House is clean.
Bob's place was awesome! It's in a terrific neighborhood and literally across the street from the beach. The condo was super clean and perfect for our family get away. The best part was finding the washer/dryer (with a 4-year old this made my day!).
There's a pool right nearby in case the red flags are up at the beach.
If you're a runner the sidewalk takes you 1.5 miles to the end and back and made for a great daily sunrise 5k.
You use a keypad to get in so there's no keeping up with keys.
Grocery stores like Publix are within a 5-10min drive.
Beds were comfy, AC was cool, beach was hot. Does it get any better?
We had a great vacation and we'd love to stay here again.
Bob's place was perfect, right across from the beach! Bright and sunny, clean, and in such a convienient location. Bob was so accomadating and responsive. I would deff stay again!!
So I couldn't wait to settle back home to write this review. The house is as sweet as its surroundings. Super clean super comfortable and the location couldn't be better any closer to the beach you'd be in the ocean. Everything I read about the condo was true to the description. What a nice guy Bob is, he kept clear and rapid replies through email. I can't wait to go back and bobs condo is the only place I would stay. Oh I almost for got the complex has a beautiful pool just steps out your door! This was my first experience with airbnb and I'm so happy it was amazing. Thanks Bob!
Even though there were some complications with the booking, Bob handled the situation were professionally and fast. It turned out to be even to our advantage, and we had a great time in Destin.
The beach is very close, you cannot hear much traffic from the street, the house is very clean and well equipped.
We would definitely come again and recommend this place.
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About the Host, Bob
I am from Roswell, GA - an Atlanta suburb. I retired after 30 years of engineering and lobbying work. I now follow my passion of working on inventions and developing a vision for a mission program...