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{Blue Surf #18} , Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Blue Surf, Destin Area Vacation Rental Townhome

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Last Updated: 08/24/2021

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Your home away from home! We've tried to make your stay at Blue Surf #18 as comfy for you as being in your own space with lots of throw blankets, Rokus for streaming TV, pillows, and lots of toys and games! Our roomy two-story, two bedroom townhouse is casually decorated with bright, coastal charm. You'll feel right at home but be just a two-minute walk to the beach!

Relish in the fact that by staying at Blue Surf 18, you don't have to hassle with any elevators when loading & unloading, walking over to the beach with all your gear, or heading out for the night. And there is no huge parking lot to search for a spot in when you've been out all day. Your two designated parking spaces are right outside the door.

Blue Surf Townhomes are a low-rise community with an "Old Florida" feel, set up in a horseshoe layout with all of the properties (34 units) overlooking the beautifully landscaped lawn, pool, and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The pool is only a few short steps away from the back patio and offers plenty of seating for a lazy Florida day. And the beach is a mere 90 second stroll past that across Scenic Gulf Drive.

This home features a great floor plan with the master bedroom and full bathroom upstairs alongside the living room with a queen sleeper sofa and a full-sized futon convertible couch. After a restful night's sleep in the comfy queen bed, grab your coffee and enjoy the sights and sounds from the second story balcony. You won't be able to resist taking your turn in our swinging chair and may want to stay for a midday nap.

The kitchen, another full bathroom, and guest bedroom are downstairs.

Our kitchen has an updated granite countertop over a cheerful red bar and all the cooking utensils you'll need including seafood tools, crock pot, & a 24 qt stock pot and basket for steaming fresh seafood right at home. On the other hand, you may just decide to flip some burgers in the yard on one of the outdoor grills.

Step right outside the guest room's sliding glass door and polish off your lunch or dinner at the patio table. If A/C is more your style, the indoor dining area, with seating for 9, showcases photos of some of the local areas, attractions, and restaurants - one of which is sitting directly across Scenic Hwy 98 -Pompano Joe's Seafood House!

Spend the evening walking the beach while moon gazing and sand crab hunting before you snuggle up in the living room to catch up on some reading or binge watching.

Whatever activities you choose, you can't go wrong in Destin, Florida. And we hope you'll choose to experience your vacation and stay with us at Blue Surf 18!

We want to make your trip as effortless, enjoyable, and entertaining as possible! For our guests' convenience and use, we offer the following amenities inside the home. Please be respectful and leave all convenience items in the unit for others to enjoy.
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Fully equipped kitchen (plus a 24 qt stock pot & basket for steaming your own fresh seafood)
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee bar with complimentary Kcups
  • Movie and book library
  • Family games and kid toys
  • Cable TV and Rokus in both bedrooms 
  • Smart TV, Blu Ray/DVD player in the living room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • USB ports
  • Swingasan chair on the balcony
  • Beach cart 
  • Rolling cooler
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrella & auger
  • Sand crabbing nets & buckets w/flashlights
  • Beach & pool toys along with some pool floats
If you notice that anything is broken or missing,  please let Destin Beach Realty know (888-650-8098) right after you arrive. Be sure to your Destin Beach Realty rental documents for items supplied/not supplied (such as toilet paper, soap, etc.)

Having three girls of our own, we know the struggle of vacationing with kids. After packing all the stuff and traveling with the pack and play, stroller, toys, and every other little thing that little people need and want, you'll be ready for a vacation from your vacation! We've tried to make your trip less stressful by offering some of those items for you to use while you stay with us at Blue Surf #18! Just remember that all other small children will want to play with the toys and parents will want to use the equipment, so please be respectful, take care of items, and leave them in the unit. There should be toy cleaning spray in the closet of the downstairs bedroom or upstairs living room cabinet.
  • Pack & play (NO sheet - housekeeping does not provide linens for the pack and play)
  • Jogging stroller
  • Baby gate
  • Bumbo seat w/tray
  • Kids movies
  • Games & puzzles
  • Books
  • Toys (dolls, action figures, cars, baby toys, etc)
Again, feel free to enjoy the toys, movies, etc., but please put them away before you check out.


That sugary, white, sandy beach and emerald green water you came for is less than a 2 minute walk from your back patio! Just roll the beach cart over the road and down the ramp. There's public restroom access just to the east and a beachside cafe/bar at Pompano Joe's, so you won't even need to take the short stroll back home for food and bathroom breaks, if you don't wanna leave the beach!

The low-rise (34 unit) Blue Surf Community shares a pool in the middle of our lush, green lawn with tables and lounge chairs for relaxing.

This property sits adjacent to Scenic Gulf Drive which is a quaint two-lane road that runs for a few miles along the Gulf passing beaches, neighborhoods, resorts, restaurants, and townhouse communities like ours. There's a recreation trail along the road and a bike/scooter rental shop within walking distance. Depending on how far you want to go, there are also a few restaurants, a rolled ice cream shop, winery, coffee shop, plus a number of souvenir stores which can be reached on foot. You could also rent a golf cart for a day or week! You'll have two designated parking spaces available for use with this rental.

Pompano Joe's Seafood Restaurant is directly across the street from the Blue Surf, and it is delicious! They even have a beach bar you can walk up to from your spot on the sand to get a snack & drink and a volleyball net set up on the beach for playing. Take a ride on a waverunner or fly high on a parasail adventure right from the beach behind Pompano Joe's. If you're a guest of Blue Surf 18, you'll receive a promo code for a discount at either Destin Waverunner Rental, Beach Parasail Destin, or their new snorkeling tour out to the reef!

If you like shopping, then you'll love the Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Destin Commons Shopping Center. Both are only a very short car ride from our townhouse. 

A couple of miles east of us in Sandestin, you'll find The Village at Baytowne Wharf. It has something for everyone in the family! There are loads of appetizing restaurants, ice cream shoppes, retail shopping, and a whole bunch of fun activities like zip lining, a 4-story high ropes course (and a smaller one for younger kids), a carousel, and a dueling piano bar. Visit their website at for a list of free daily events! The Baytowne Wharf sits on the Choctawhatchee Bay which boasts a marina and fishing pier where you'll definitely want to watch at least one sunset.

And of course, there are lots of golf courses throughout the area. Take your pick, if you like to golf, and set up a tee time!

  • Two parking spaces are included with your rental and are easily accessible from the entrance to the townhome.
  • Uber and cab services are available.
  • The closest airport is Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport [VPS] located exactly 20 miles west of our home.
  • There are also major airports in Panama City Beach [ECP] (45 miles) and Pensacola [PNS] (59 miles).
  • A fun way to experience the neighborhoods in Miramar Beach is by renting a scooter or scoot car!
  • Bicycle rentals are also a great options.

  • WalMart now offers grocery delivery to Blue Surf Townhomes as well as some other grocery delivery services. Be sure to place your order online and reserve a slot in advance.
  • There are a few companies in the area that offer baby/toddler rental items such as cribs & pack n plays, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, monitors, play mats, toys, safety items, etc. Traveling Baby and Crib Connection are two local renters. You may want to reserve any items you'll need when you finalize your vacation reservation.

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Travel Insurance: 7% Optional


+Rates listed are for Sat to Sat stays for up to 8 people (see bed setup) & include rental fee, cleaning after check out, & tax. +Monthly rentals available from Nov-Feb. +Add travel insurance to your trip for 7% of the total cost. +35% down is due at booking. Destin Beach Realty handles all payments. Reservations are made through their office at 888-650-8098 or *** Feel free to contact me through the inquiry form or # provided w/any questions! -Lesley Herr (Owner)

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Futon
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Townhouse
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin Harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Golf
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic




Blue surf    Jan 01, 2020

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We just stayed there for 2 weeks it was wonderful.All kinds of extras makes it the best.Hope to book it next year for a longer stay.

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Lesley Herr's reply:

Thank you, Sandy! I'm so glad you had a nice visit. Come back anytime! :) -Lesley


DC Harriso.

Absolutely Wonderful    Oct 12, 2019

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Absolutely wonderful..... right across the street from the ocean, perfect views... so much good food so close by....This is a return destination for sure.....


Elaine T

Here Now and Having a Great Time!    Sep 21, 2019

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We are here now and having a great time. This is our 3rd stay and we never consider anywhere else! Our granddaughters were here for the weekend. The toys were a big hit! Thanks for sharing your beach home!


Joe P

I Can't Say Enough How Much of a Great Time We Had!    Sep 14, 2019

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My family stayed Sept 14th through the 21st. I cant say enough how much of a great time we had. Blue Surf 18's location is perfect and the amenities are awesome. This place literally has everything you would need for a great beach vacation. Check in and check out was convenient and easy. Me and my wife have discussed it and we honestly were happy with everything, everything was as advertised and then some. It was risky going in September due to hurricane season but it paid off tremendously...great weather, light crowds and beautiful beaches. We would definitely reccomended Blue Surf to any family headed to the Destin area. Thank you Blue Surf for an amazing, worry free vacation for me and my family!


Wendy J

Nicest Vacation I Have Had    Jul 13, 2019

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I just want to say thank you, this is by far the nicest vacation that I have had.. My family and I will be returning, hopefully a new tradition.., The amenities were as said, the view was amazing, and the stuff available here in the condo helped tremendously, with having a two year grand son..


Bethany J

Amazing Experience    Jul 13, 2019

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Amazing experience. Very much recommend.


Patty g

Loved It!    Jun 08, 2019

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Just spent our second vacation I. This great condo. Loved it. Already scheduled again for next year.


Mary jo

Blue surf#8    May 04, 2019

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Booking was friendly and hassle free. Blue surf is the perfect location!! I have searched other accommodation options and have not found a better location or value!! Condo was exactly as advertised with lots of extras. We will definitely be returning!!!


Kevin Schantz

This Unit Is AWESOME!    Jan 01, 2019

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This has been our second year at Blue Surf, but first time in #18, a wonderful unit. So that, we booked for January & February 2020. We had a wonderful time!
We want to say "Thank You" to all of the owners for keeping the pool heated for us for these months. What a bonus for these old bones!!!
We just can't say enough about our wonderful and most memorable stay. This unit is AWESOME!
Take care and wishing you a great year filled with happiness and good health!


Teresa Watson

You Will Not Be Sorry If You Rent Here!    Sep 08, 2018

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You will not be sorry if you rent here. Blue Surf #18 is awesome!


Nickie Hill

Our Family Absolutely LOVES Blue Surf #18!    Aug 18, 2018

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Our family absolutely LOVES Blue Surf #18! This was our second year here and we hope to stay here again next year. It really is a prefect place for a family vacation with so much more to offer than your normal vacation rental! The Herr family goes above and beyond!


Teresa Watson

It's Just Perfect to Me!!    Nov 25, 2017

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We've stayed here several times. It's just perfect to me!!


Brian Meyer

Great Place to Take Your Family Vacation    Nov 18, 2017

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Great place to take your family for vacation. Great location, nice condo, friendly complex. Can't say enough good things about this place.


Denise Meyer

It was awesome!    Nov 18, 2017

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We stayed here last summer and it was awesome!! Being right across the street from the beach, hearing the waves roll in at night, going out and looking for crabs when the tide was out. Being able to cool off in the condo when the afternoon sun wears you out... all was well worth it! The condo is cute and well maintained and has everything you need to make the stay comfy!


Amy Post

Great Place!    Nov 11, 2017

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Great place! Nice and clean and right across the street from the beach. Enjoyed our stay here!!


Vickie Kiser

I've Only Stayed Once - But I Will Stay Again!    Nov 04, 2017

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I've only stayed once - but I will stay again! The condo is laid out a little differently with the living room being on the 2nd floor but actually I loved that! Being able to sit out on the 2nd floor balcony and seeing the gulf was awesome too. I felt "at home" in the condo and would recommend it to everyone!! Location is perfect too!!


Meghan Bice Rine

Just Got Back from a Week of Paradise    Aug 19, 2017

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Just got back from a week of paradise! Loved the condo and our stay! Everything is located so close and loved having the beach wagon to haul our stuff to the beach, as well as beach chairs and and toys available to use for our little ones! Loved the games, books and movies as well! A minor thing was a blind is broken in the kitchen so people could see in, may want to get that repaired soon�Also the Keurig didn't work properly, we tried it several different times and it wouldn't dispense the water while brewing� The coffee pot worked just fine though so we just did a pot. We had a great stay and hope to come back soon!


Rose Ann Butera

Enjoyed Our Week Stay    Jun 17, 2017

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Enjoyed our week stay in this town home. Plenty of space for our family. Pool is conveniently located outside the patio. Beach access is very close, along with restaurants within walking distance. Hope to stay here again soon!


Natalie Payne

Everything We Imagined    Jun 10, 2017

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Everything we imagined and then some! A walk to the beach, dinner, and shopping. It was clean and decorated beautifully. We definitely will be back!



We loved our stay    Jun 11, 2016

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We loved our stay. It was a great location, and had a nice view. It was beautifully decorated. It was very comfortable. And it came equipped with everything we needed. I would recommend staying there to everyone we know.


Rachel Stolz

Beautiful Place    May 13, 2016

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Beautiful place and beautiful beach!! Wonderful place to take a family!! Highly recommend!!


No. The Blue Surf complex of townhomes is right across the two-lane Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, FL, from the beach. With no elevators to hassle with, you can walk straight out of the back patio and be feet on the sand in less than 2 minutes - 258 steps!
No. Unfortunately, we have a no pets policy with our property management company (excluding service animals).
Yes! We have 6 beach chairs, an umbrella, a beach cart, a cooler, and lots of toys all available for guests' use.
Absolutely! There are a few restaurants you can walk to including Pompano Joe's Seafood House (directly across the street), Frozen Dune Rolled Ice Cream & Coffee, Bad Ass Coffee, DQ/Orange Julius, Captain Dave's on the Gulf, Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine, and The Whale's Tail Beach Bar and Grill.
Our townhouse is a 2-story, two bedroom, two bathroom unit that sleeps 6 adults in 2 queen beds and 1 queen sleeper sofa. There is also a large sectional sofa which could sleep up to two more children.
For sure! Who can get by without internet these days?! We do have Wi-Fi in Blue Surf #18 as well as cable smart TV and a BluRay player in the living room and cable TVs in both bedrooms. There is also a DVD and book library and an assortment of games to play on rainy days!
Only when you book our property within 30 days of your stay is the full amount is due upon booking. If you book longer than 30 days out, then 25% of the total is due upon booking. The remaining balance is due at least 30 days before your check-in day. You can pay the other 75% in as many payments as you'd like as long as it has been paid in full 30 days before you arrive.
CANCELLATIONS OR SHORTENED STAYS: Reservations canceled prior to 60 days of check-in, will forfeit a $75.00 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled within 60 days of arrival date will forfeit the deposit. Reservations canceled within 30 days of check-in will have all monies forfeited. Refunds will not be given for late arrivals or early departures. To prevent loss of rental payments we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance - available through our property management company.
We can accept reservations as far in advance as the next calendar year and perhaps even further out. Hurry and get your vacation booked for each coming year!
There is an outdoor community pool right in the middle of the 26 unit complex which you can see from the second story balcony of Blue Surf #18. It is heated during the months of January, February, and March.
We typically rent for 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday. December, January, and February are usually rented by the month, but weekly rates are available if the month has not been reserved. Shorter stays could become available if a monthly or owner rental ends during the middle of the week. It never hurts to ask!
Renters must be at least 25 years of age. Blue Surf is a low-rise, low density, family friendly complex.

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