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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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Reviewed 18 July 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...

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Reviewed 8 July 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...

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1Thank Constance S
Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 8 July 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...

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Smithton
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This was the first time my family vacationed in Destin. We stayed in Unit 82 and found it to be comfortable, but quite stuffy. The living room carpet was terribly stained and the living room furniture had a distinct order to it. Loved having laundry in the unit and the location of the unit within the property. However, for the...

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3Thank BethMIllinois
Northga
Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

Our vac on 9/5-9\11 was great. The condo had 4 bedrooms. Only 1 had a tv. Very nice kitchen and living area. TV went out during our visit. Was replaced. The beach is too far to walk if you are carrying anything. But you can drive. Beautiful area. Our main complaint was a terrible sewage smell in the downstairs bathroom....

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2Thank NorthgaVolFans
Hudson, Ohio
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We love visiting Destin whenever we crave a beach vacation. We have almost always stayed at Southbay & really believe it is perfect for families and central to everything fun in Destin (this year we rented a pontoon & visited great restaurants such as Dewey's). We stayed in unit 61 which was right on a pretty lake (catch & release...

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1Thank Sooy4
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed at Unit 43, which was a nice corner unit off the lake. This worked out great for letting the dogs go out at night, easy access to do their business with out having to walk them around everywhere. They loved laying on the bottom patio and feeling the breeze. There were a few repairs that need to be...

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3Thank Alfwhoa
Michigan
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Unit 94 was in a great location, no doubt with a 3 minute walk to the beach and next to the pool, but it was DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY and infested with ROACHES in the kitchen area!!! The first thing I noticed immedately was the mildew/moldy smell in the unit. It was noticeable right at the front door. Also upon arriving...

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3Thank TrixyinMI
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Clean! Clean! Clean! Home away from home. Only a five minute walk to the gorgeous beach. We stayed in unit 51 for a week. It was right on the lake and it was beautiful! Loved the turtles, ducks and our squirrel friend. Definitely a place we will return to.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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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: $118 - $472 (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.”
  • One of the roaches
  • 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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