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Empress 601, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Empress, Destin Area Vacation Rental Condo


SAVE up to 20% OFF Spring Break 2020 Stays

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Save up to 20% OFF Spring Break 2020 stays! Plus FREE VIP perks and a $100-$200 Live Well 30A credit. *New reservations only. Must mention special at time of booking. Stay must be between March 7th - April 4th, 2020. (850)270-5227
Validity: 3/7/2020 - 4/7/2020

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Last Updated: 11/20/2019

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Luxury BEACHFRONT View, Pool @Resort +FREE VIP Perks, $100 LiveWell30A Credit

Empress 601 is a stunning Gulf view beach condo with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, private balconies with full views of the Gulf of Mexico and the lake, a community pool and hot tub, and two beach chairs and an umbrella. Book your dream vacation rental today!

*Please note the HOA requires 7 night increment stays year round and peak seasons require Saturday to Saturday stays.

The Empress Unit 601 embodies all that it implies: luxurious furnishings, spectacular accessories, balconies with sweeping Gulf and lake views. Empress amenities include a pool and hot tub overlooking the lake. This vacation rental condo is 2600 sq ft of breathtaking elegance. This unit is truly one of the largest, most beautiful condos in Destin. This amazing three bedroom, three bathroom, 6th floor unit with a spacious floor plan offers unparalleled views of the Gulf of Mexico, lake, and golf course. The private balcony with full Gulf views is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or experience a romantic sunset.  

This open floor plan condo is tiled with luxurious travertine throughout the foyer, living room, bathrooms and kitchen. There is a full wet bar in the living room, complete with beautiful wine, martini, beer and margarita glasses for your enjoyment. There is a sound system throughout the unit, including speakers on the balcony! The high-end dining table seats 8-10 comfortably. The kitchen and bathrooms have just been renovated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, including a double oven and french door refrigerator, vessel sinks, heated Jacuzzi, and rainfall shower-head!

This beautiful vacation rental condo offers two gorgeous master bedrooms with king beds - each with its own private spa bath and balcony overlooking the Gulf. A third bedroom has two double beds and a huge window with a stunning view of the lake. An additional sleeper sofa is located in the living room. Large tiled balconies facing both the front and rear with ample comfortable seating provide a place for sunbathing, reading, dining or just enjoying the view.

In the living room, you will find a TV with an HD converter, iPod docking cables, movies, and board games. This condo is perfect for a family vacation and provides all the comforts of home right on the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking of the beach, with this rental, you are provided with two beach chairs and an umbrella in your condo that you can take to the beach, in lieu of spending $40 a day using the local beach service operator. 

FREE VIP Perks -- You will receive access to do each of the following activities once a day, every day of your stay (excluding day of departure). The free VIP perks include a snorkeling adventure, a deep sea fishing excursion, a dolphin cruise aboard the SeaBlaster speed boat, 18 holes of golf at a variety of local courses, admission to the largest Waterpark on the Emerald Coast, and the Escape Room. This is our way of saying thanks for choosing Destin Palms Vacations!
*Please note: The free passes are per reservation and not per guest. They are non-cumulative. Some activities are seasonal and offered certain times of the year. Not available to monthly renters.

Live Well 30A $100 Credit --When you book a stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will also receive a $100 credit towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Offer valid for new reservations made after June 25th, 2019 for stays after September 1st, 2019 only.

*** Minimum Age Requirement. No Pets Allowed. ***

Bed Sizes: 
Master - King 
Master 2 - King 
Third - 2 Doubles
Living Room - Sofa Sleeper

*** Please Note: HOA Only Allows Two Parking Passes/Spots Per Reservation. Additional Vehicles Will Need To Park In Public Parking, Outside the Empress Property ***

*We also offer monthly rates for stays during our winter season. Please inquire if interested.

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*NOTE: Taxes & Fees Not Included in Rates



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Final cleaning: $215.00

Payment Policy:

The initial 35% of the total amount would be due at time of booking and the remaining balance would be due 90 days prior to your arrival. We also offer travel insurance for an additional 7% of the total. 

*Please note the HOA requires 7 night increment stays year round and peak seasons require Saturday to Saturday stays.

For monthly rentals, the cleaning fee will be $75 more, and the damage waiver will be $89.

Minimum Age Requirement. No Pets Allowed.

Tax is 12% for Walton County properties.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bikes Included
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Vacuum
  • Condo
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Outside Shower
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Parking Available
  • Garage Included
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Double Beds


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
  • Dolphin Cruise Aboard the Original Sea Blaster
  • Wet N' Wild Watersports Parasailing
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Waverunner Rentals w/ Wet N' WIld
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter with Reel Deal Charters
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Wet N Wild Watersports Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • 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 Back Porch
  • 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
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
  • 30A Bike 19 Mile Bike Path
  • Big Daddy's Bike Rental
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria
  • Nick's on the Beach
  • The Creamery
  • La Loba's Bakery



Kimmy O

The best place we’ve ever stayed    Jun 22, 2019

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My family had the best vacation ever this year! It was roomy, beautiful, perfect views, and clean! We did not to leave!

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Destin Palms Vacations's reply:

Kimmy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent say! We are so pleased to hear that the unit was clean and comfortable and are glad we could provide the vacation that you and your family deserve! We hope to have you again! Sincerely, Destin Palms Management


Michelle N

August 2018 Stay    Aug 04, 2018

review star

The condo was perfect for our family of 7. Including 3 teenagers so we needed space and this condo definitely has plenty of space!! We used the vip perks pass that come with the condo one person went fishing and then we all went on the sea blaster Dolphin Cruze. This condo is directly across the street from the beach access to the beach was very easy.. however you have to be up very early to get a water front spot on the beach as most of the resorts in the area have a majority of the water front beach or you can pay for them but it’s pretty expensive for two chairs and an umbrella for the day and with 7 that can get pretty pricey for the week.. We would recommend this place to anyone with a large family or even just for two looking for a romantic get away.


Terri R

July 2018 Stay    Jul 21, 2018

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We had a great time and the condo was perfect for our family! You can’t beat the views and the location is convenient for where we like to stay in Destin. We will certainly be back.


Lee Clark

Beautiful Decor, Excellent Location and Views!!!    Jul 07, 2018

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Honestly, this place is as advertised - beautiful decor, excellent location and views, excellent parking, carts and an elevator to help you load and unload your luggage.  Staff was attentive.  Kitchen had lots of storage, the fridge was large with a working ice maker, stove worked fine and the dishwasher was super quiet.  The fan was a nice touch and was used often as temps along with the humidity reached over 100 a few days.  The only thing I would say was negative was the master bedroom mattress needs to be replaced.  Once that's done, I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!  If we make the trek to Destin again, this will be the place we stay.  As an FYI, we had 5 adults and one baby staying the week - plenty of room!  Another FYI - if you stay here and turn the TV in the living room on and get the grey bars on the side, simply hit the '*' button on the Dish remote until it gets the correct aspect to show - took us a few days to figure this one out...


Sheila Nuss

Satisfied    Jun 23, 2018

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We love staying here we feel it’s quite and peaceful


Terrance Brown

Great vacation    Jun 09, 2018

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The condo was terrific! beautiful, clean, spacious. 2 very minor problems taken care of quickly by customer service. Would definitely recommend to anyone. We really enjoyed the pool & beautiful beach. Liked Surf Hut, Pampano Joes & Carrabas. Weather was not great.


Mariella Wilson

Great Stay at the Beach!    May 12, 2018

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This unit was spacious for 2 families and we loved the huge balcony.  We had an issue with the washer but the management company had it resolved within 1/2 hour!  Would definitely stay here again and would use Destin Palms.  We had a great vacation and the condo was the perfect place!


Mel C.

Wonderful Condo with Great Views    Dec 25, 2016

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This condo is not only spacious, but very well decorated and remodeled.  Great views off the front and back balconies.  Kitchen is awesome.  Parking space is right next to the elevator and the elevator opens up next to the door.  Crazy convenient. Have stayed here twice and will always stay in this unit if available.  


Jeff A.

Awesome place!    Oct 11, 2016

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Our family had a wonderful time in this condo. The views were perfect, the condo had everything we needed, and the beach was right across the street (which was not busy at all and there is also a walking bridge that went over the street). The sand is the super soft sand that people dream about and the beach was not crowded during our stay. 


Chadwick C.

601 empress, great place to stay    Jul 23, 2016

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This unit was very nice unit! Would love to stay here again if was guaranteed clean housekeeping on arrival. Numerous housekeeping issues on arrival.


Linda S.

Another spectactular vacation    Jul 02, 2016

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The Empress 601 is our favorite place to stay in Destin.  The condo is beautiful and the views of the ocean are unbelievable.  This was our 4th year at the Empress and will not be our last.  The condo had ample room for the 10 of us with room to spare.  There was new furniture in the living room and a new queen hide-abed which we did not have to use due to the ample space in the bedrooms.  Love, Love, Love this condo.


John F.

Fitts Family    May 21, 2016

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The Empress 601 was everything it was advertised to be.  Very clean when we arrived.  It was large enough to meet our needs.  


Ted J.

More luxurious than home    May 14, 2016

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Huge beautiful condo with every amenity needed or wanted. Enjoy morning coffee or meals on the spacious front balcony overlooking pristine gulf views AND a second on the back of the condo with a gorgeous lake and golf course view. Walking distance to restaurants. 


Julie R.

Awesome location and view!    Apr 02, 2016

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Beautiful condo and view, furniture dirty in main family room.  Condo bathrooms and kitchen clean.  My grandson legs and feet tops got dirty crawling  around on tile floors.  Looks clean but not clean.  Location great! Need to update accessories and drapes, outdated.  


Melanie P.

Home Away From Home!    Dec 24, 2015

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My family has rented this unit several times over the years and it still takes my breath away! The kitchen and bathroom renovations were wonderfully executed and give an even more classy updated feel!


Gary T.

Fantastic Getaway!    Aug 01, 2015

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Our family loved this property.  Very spacious, great view, and walking distance from the beach.  Thank you for welcoming us to your property.  We look forward to more future stay!


John B.

Destin Florida 2015    Jul 04, 2015

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I was a little hesitant that the condo would not look like the pictures which I have experienced in the past. The condo was very clean and had plenty of room for 5 people. The balcony and view of the ocean was the best yet. We are planning on returning next year. 


Hazel Polk

Family Vacation    Dec 31, 1969

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Very nice unit. Great views. Clean. Wish they had better beach chairs.

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Destin Palms Vacations's reply:

Hazel, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so pleased to hear the property was cleaned to your liking prior to arrival and that all went well during your stay. We provide 2 backpack style chairs and an umbrella complimentary so that you can avoid paying beach service during your stay. We look forward to having you again! Sincerely, Destin Palms Management