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Holiday Isle Updated studio!, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Holiday Isle, Destin Area Vacation Rental Studio

Gigi Herrington
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Destin Florida

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Last Updated: 07/28/2021

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Happy Place studio sleeps four comfortably. It's located very close to the front of Sandpiper Cove, so the "soft as sugar", 1100' private beach is just a short walk. Or drive and park in the beachfront secure parking lot. One of the five on-site pools is only a few steps away from the back patio.

Major updates/upgrades are now complete. This high-end unit features granite countertops in the kitchen, new range and dishwasher, crown molding and fresh paint. New ceilings, too. Happy Place is airy and light- perfect for your beach vacay getaway!

Relax on a queen-sized bed with a comfy topper-NOT A MURPHY BED. Guests can also sleep on the queen-sized sleeper sofa. This beach getaway has an HDTV with HD cable and attached DVD player-- a 55" smart TV is coming soon!

Rick's Sand Trap gazebo is located on the private beach as well, serving up food and cool drinks during the summer season. Purchasing ice for your cooler is very convenient, as there is an ice machine located by Rick's.

If cooking is your thing, the kitchen is fully equipped to prepare gourmet meals. A coffee maker that uses basket filters is ready to brew your cup of java. We also have a coffee grinder for grinding your beans.

Happy Place's bathroom has been totally updated and remodeled, (no annoying step-up) and has a garden tub/shower combo. The kitchen and dining area has a table for two along with additional seating at the bar. Feel free to enjoy your meals on the back patio with steps that lead directly to the pool. The bedroom-living area also has a love seat for your reading pleasure.

Amenities include high speed internet access with wi-fi. Coin operated washing machines are steps away in the pool house. Complimentary beach front parking and beach front bathrooms are also part of this vacation experience. Sandpiper Cove also has an on-site nine-hole, par 3 golf course, no tee-time required, and tennis and pickleball courts. The restaurant, Louisiana Lagniappe, overlooking the harbor, is also on-site and specializes in creole seafood and steaks. The complex has 24/7 security at the entrance. Take advantage of the private marina and docking by reservation. Two of the five pools are heated and 3 hot tubs are close by. A water taxi service is also available, with drop-off and pick-up at numerous dining and shopping areas. Uber and Lyft allow for convenient, safe travel to entertainment spots.

Happy Place is pet friendly. An additional $150 NON-refundable deposit is required. 30 LB MAX, PLEASE!

Sandpiper Cove is located in the heart of Destin. Restaurants and markets are within walking distance. This is a premiere vacation destination, so if your requested dates are available, book it today!



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$145.00 -- -- -- 3
$135.00 -- -- -- 3
$140.00 -- -- -- 3
$120.00 -- -- -- 3

Cleaning Fee: $100.00

Pet Fee: $150

Refundable Damage Deposit: $200

House Rules :

Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Check-In Time:   3:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Cooling Comfort
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Parking Available
  • Linens & Towels
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Hairdryer
Barbecue - Grills
  • Gas Grill


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
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Lake
  • Romantic



Robert G

The condo was amazing. It smelled great, was clean, and the owners left lots of little amenities    Sep 13, 2019

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Fantastic stay, right next to a private beach. The owners are will respond to any question you have quickly and are incredibly nice. I would stay here again and again and again.


Gretchen B

The Perfect Spot    Sep 09, 2019

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My husband and I stayed for 5 days in this amazing condo! It was the perfect size for us & the full kitchen was a plus since we like to cook. We brought our own beach accessories but ended up using the ones they provided since they were nicer! The beach cart came in very handy. The location is fantastic – just a short walk to the beach, maybe 3-5 minutes and we loved that it was private. Since we were there on a holiday weekend, the first few days were difficult to get a spot on the beach that wasn't behind resort chairs, but when people cleared out we had a great view of the gorgeous, clear water! Ricks SandTrap had great drinks and we went to a lot of the places GiGi recommended – thanks! The pool right outside the condo was great as well, perfect for a night swim. We loved taking the water taxi – we recommend that for everyon! Thanks again and we will be back!


Justin W

Amazing!!    Aug 16, 2019

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Gigi’s Happy Place is perfect and she is a wonderful host!


Cheryl S

Happy Place    Jul 07, 2019

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Happy Place was in the perfect location in relation to the beach, grocery, restaurants, and shopping. Geri was very responsive and accommodating prior to check in and during our stay. The condo was clean, cool, and had everything you need for a weeks stay away from home. I highly recommend the happy place in Destin.


Anita r

Summer vacay 2019    Jun 10, 2019

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Our family had a wonderful week staying at your condo we were so glad we were able to take my daughter’s Boston Terrier.

Great location to the beach, pool, stores and restaurants. Kitchen has everything you need which was a plus when we stayed in. Thanks for everything....