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Pristine Penthouse at Gulfgate Condominiums, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Destin Gulfgate, Destin Area Vacation Rental Condo

Richmond Barnes
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Last Updated: 01/18/2021

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Penthouse unit #1105, extensive remodel finished 1/15/17 !! See new pics !!

Oversized 2br/2ba. 2nd bedroom has 2 queens,pull out couch,sleeps 8, 8

Just finishing extensive remodel ! New plank tile throughout ! new upgraded Thomasville cabinets! new exotic quartzite countertops !! New carpet,new paint! New mattresses, New 65" flatscreen smart T V !! This is truly the "Penthouse at Gulfgate" !!

Destin Gulfgate was rated by travel magazine as the #1 vacation rental condo in Destin !! You can view it right now with our live web camera. Log on to www.dgcam. Go to the lower right corner of the screen and click on the blue dot. You can pan the camera yourself to look around !!!

My unit is a PENTHOUSE LEVEL unit (11th floor ).As the Penthouse, it has the best view !! higher ceilings,crown molding, is quieter since no one is above you. It is decorated in upscale fashion.. WiFi computer use throughout the unit .

This condo and its heated pool are directly on the beach,with direct frontal views, no road to cross! A brand new gym looks across the pool into the gulf. It is well equipped.

This unit has a great layout.It is an OVERSIZE TWO BEDROOM at 1480 square feet. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with 42'flat screen tv and whirlpool tub.

The second bedroom is large enough for two queen-size beds. The main living area is oversized also and has a queen-size, pull-out couch and a 65"flatscreenT V !! Therefore, this two-bedroom unit can EASILY ACCOMMODATE EIGHT PEOPLE. In addition, the balcony is very nice at 30-feet long by eight-foot deep.The beachfront is 465-feet wide! Since there are only 65 units, Gulfgate has the most beachfront per unit than any other condo building in Destin !!!! Destin's most uncrowded beach !!

This penthouse unit has high speed internet,wet bar with seperate icemaker,a library of about 30 CD movies and 50 novels. The location is excellent as you can park your car and walk to six or seven restaurants, water park, putt putt, etc. You are two minutes to Wal-Mart, the theatres, whatever!

With my cleaning crew, CHECK IN TIME IS GUARANTEED AT 12:00 NOON!!!!, not 3 0R 4 in the afternoon!! WOW!! Thats like getting an extra day free.!!! Come see us soon!



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
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-- -- $1,855.00 -- 7
-- -- $1,365.00 -- 7

taxes: 12%

Check-In Time:   12:00 AM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Television Amplifier
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Elevator/Lift
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Room
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed


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
Fort Walton Beach Florida Activities
  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Bodywork & Massage
  • Crab Island Watersports
  • Destin Airboat Tours
  • Destin Water Taxi
  • Downtown Cinema Plus
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Fort Walton Beach Parasail
  • Goofy Golf
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • Okaloosa Island
  • The Block 3 Clubs in 1
  • The Swamp Club
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Destin Parasailing Adventure
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N' WIld
  • Dragonfly Yoga
  • AMC Theatre
  • 7D Movie Ride
  • The Emerald Cork
  • Heritage Park
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Okaloosa island pier
  • Oklaoosa Island Boardwalk
  • Miracle Strip Parkway
  • Cattywampus Eco Adventures
  • Racetrack Bingo
  • Okaloosa National Mini Golf
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart
  • Local Fitness Center
Fort Walton Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Asiago's Skillet
  • Bay Cafe
  • Blue Collar Cafe
  • Burrito Del Sol
  • Corner Cafe
  • Floyd's Shrimp House
  • Hickory river smokehouse
  • Old Bay Steamer
  • Original Water Front Crab Shack
  • Props Craft Brewery & Grill
  • Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
  • Stewby's Seafood Shanty
  • Tops Choice Hamburgers
  • The Black Pearl
  • Tijuana Flats
  • The Crab Trap
  • Sabor A Mexico
  • Buffalo's Reef
  • Thai House
  • The Bangkok House Thai
  • Ali Baba Grill Cafe
  • Clemenza's at Uptown
  • Angler's Beachside Grill
  • Fusion Bistro
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Okinawa Japanese Restaurant
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Kim's Restaurant
  • High Tide Restaurant/Oyster Bar
  • Juno's Sushi-Steak & Seafood
  • Pandora's Steak House
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Ali's Bistro
  • Helen Back Cafe
  • Los Rancheros
  • Mary's Kitchen
  • Fudpucker's Bar & Grill
  • Neighborhood Cafe
  • Mother Earth's Cafe
  • Caffe Italia
  • Ma Ma Nu's Kitchen
  • Dosirak House Inc
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Lanie's Kitchen II
  • Jin Jin Chinese
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Fokker's Pub
  • Siam Garden Cafe
  • Olive Garden
  • IHOP
  • Props Brewery & Grill
  • Rick's Crab Trap
  • Kinfolks BBQ
  • K.C.’s Sandbar & Grill
  • Luxe Sports Grill
  • Momma Goldberg’s Deli
  • Salty Duck
  • Sotol Tequila & Mezcal
  • The Boardroom Pub & Grub
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic



Chris S.

BEST VACATION EVER!!!    Jul 06, 2019

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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! We cannot say enough about this unit. David was very easy to communicate with and really cares about his renters. The unit is beautiful and very well equipped. The beds are comfy and he provides high quality linens and other amenities. The views from the balcony are incredible. We enjoyed spending time on the balcony and was lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins swim by. We would highly recommend this unit and we plan to return in the future.


Kandee Jacobs

Great Vacation    Jun 29, 2019

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David's condo was amazing. Being on the top floor made for some beautiful views. We saw the Dauphins swim by, even saw a Stingray go by. Could have not asked for a better place to stay. Looking forward to next year!


E C Lolley

Absolutely wonderful    Dec 22, 2018

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This was the first time coming to Destin that we got more than expected. David was a great host, and the condo is fantastic. Best view ever, from balcony, bedroom, and living area. Electronics were first class, as was the decor. Could not have been happier.


Don D.

Very nice and comfortable    Oct 15, 2017

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David’s condo was very nice and comfortable. The view from the balcony was as wonderful as advertised. We enjoyed the stay so much, we have already booked our stay for next year. David was very accommodating during our 2 weeks as things came up during our stay, I would highly recommend this property to anyone planning a trip to Destin. Thanks again David, we will see you next year!


William F.

Could not be more pleased!    Sep 23, 2017

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My wife and I could not have been more pleased with David Barnes' condo. It was exactly as advertised and David ensured that everything was ready when we arrived. Dianne and I will definitely book David's unit again when we return to Destin if it is available. Anyone who decides to rent David's condo will not be sorry.


Cinda B.

Lovely and spacious    Aug 30, 2017

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The condo was lovely and very spacious. The lanai was perfect with comfy chairs and loungers. The owner was very accommodating allowing us to stay later in the day since we had a late flight. I can not say enough good things about this listing. Perfect.


Julie S.

An Amazing Time    Jul 29, 2017

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What an amazing time! The unit is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking!


Lasca R.

Wonderful Family Vacation    Jul 24, 2017

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Our family stayed here in late June 2014 for the first time and we loved everything about it. The condo is beautiful, the balcony is huge, and you have an amazing view of the ocean. We saw dolphins several days from our balcony - one morning they were right up by the shore! Chairs and umbrella set up daily by our awesome beach attendant, Destry. Loved having a full-sized washer and dryer instead of the tiny stacked ones that are in most condos. Beds were very comfortable. David, the owner, was wonderful and very easy to work with. Everything was very clean and just as described. We definitely plan to come back!


Sandra G.

Loved this condo!    Jul 07, 2017

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Loved this condo! Mr. Barnes was there upon our arrival and departure! He was very kind, helpful and attentive. The condo provides all the comforts of home. It is meticulously clean with a fantastic view!! The Gulgate has a great pool with very easy access to the beach. We felt very safe while we were there. It is in a great area with so much to do with the kids/family!!! The white sand beaches and crystal clear water are just perfect! The beach service is so nice!! We hope to return again someday!!! Thank you Mr. Barnes, your hospitality and kindness were very much appreciated😊


Paul C.

Perfect beachfront condo...simply incredible!    Jul 03, 2017

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This was my family's first return to the Gufgate in years (we'd outgrown the 2bdrm/2ba format), but had a smaller group this year and rented David's unit. My wife, 3 kids and I couldn't have been happier with the choice. This unit has been fully updated in recent renovation and has everything you could possibly need. We had an inexplicable snafu with the A/C unit and David was amazingly responsive and had it back up and running beautifully within a few hours. A first class host with a great condo and a perfect location. We look forward to a return trip soon. This unit is a gem in a great building. The Cairns Family


John C.

Spacious and Clean    Jul 01, 2017

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We really enjoyed our stay in condo 1105 at Gulfgate. The place was spacious and clean. The balcony was amazing. It was large and provided spectacular views of the gulf. The chair setup on the beach was great and it was nice having only one row. The beaches to our left and right were definitely more crowded. The condo is also located very close to restaurants, shopping, and The Track for playing. Overall this was a great place to stay and we'd definitely stay here again.


Tammy W

Fantastic    Apr 08, 2017

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I can't express how happy our stay was in this unit. Mr. Barnes was super to work with and very accessible. The views were spectacular and the condo was very clean. The unit had everything you could possibly want or need. FYI-the grills are charcoal for those who plan ahead. Plenty of ice for many trips to the beach and pool. You might want to throw in a small cooler to haul to both. Super Walmart close by. I suggest you stop and stock up on your way into town because once you check in, you won't want to leave! Bring your own beach towels and you will be set for a wonderful vacation. Location right in the middle of all attractions and directly across from the Track for our grandchildren to enjoy in the evening. I highly recommend this wonderful condo!


Deb G.

So beautiful after the remodel.    Mar 24, 2017

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We just spent a wonderful week at this Destin Gulfgate condo. We have stayed here for Spring Break for several years. The updates are amazing! I love the calming color scheme, the smooth, cool marble counters. The TVs were all updated, too. But the view from the balcony is so amazing that we sit outside most of the time or are at the pool or beach. The artwork is wonderful. The beds are comfortable. The best update was to the bathroom off the master bedroom...huge shower! Love this place!



Great place to stay!    Feb 27, 2017

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This condo was recommended by a friend who gave it glowing reviews and we couldn't agree more with their impression. Beautiful, clean, spacious and situated so close to the water you could hardly drag yourself off the patio and away from the view. Also very conveniently located in respect to dining, shopping, etc. The owner is friendly, accommodating, and very easy to work with. Can recommend it w/o hesitation. My only complaint is that our stay was too short.