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#1 Reviewed Condo,2 Kings,Free Beach Service, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Mainsail, Destin Area Vacation Rental Condo

Andree McDonald - Southern Hospitality Vacation Rentals
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Last Updated: 09/18/2021

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LOOK #1 Reviewed Condo, 2 Kings, Free Beach Service


Mainsail building 2 will be going through some renovations in the fall of 2021!  Please inquire for details!

SOAK UP THE SAVINGS SPECIAL - $25% OFF till 12/31/21.  3 night minimum
Contact us for details-

We are the #1 (2bedroom condo) at this complex!

Let us show you that true Southern Hospitality and deliver a "sand-sational" rental experience! 
  • When you rent one of our properties, you do not encounter a front desk agent. You simply arrive at your vacation home’s address armed with a keypad code.
  • Your vacation home has been cleaned and sanitized before each guest arrival.
  • Rest assured that, even under these “new normal” circumstances, you can expect the same excellent service that you’ve come to expect from us. And remember: We are all in this together.

PLEASE NOTE >> The Mainsail complex will be going through some extensive renovations (no renovations during peak Summer Season) and there may be noise or other inconveniences.   For more details,  please inquire and I will be happy to give you an update.

Thanks, Andree' McDonald, Southern Hospitality Vacation Rentals


Southern Hospitality Vacation Rentals would like to inform you that we are following protocol procedures and have added a detailed disinfecting checklist to our cleaning standards, along with an additional level of attention to detail.  Being proactive about protecting your health along with our cleaners is our top priority.  We believe it is important for you to understand exactly what this entails, as you deserve not only safety but the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that you are safe, and the understanding of what to expect when you arrive for your much-deserved vacation.
When you rent one of our properties, you do not encounter a front desk agent. You simply arrive at your vacation home’s address armed with a keypad code.
Your vacation home has been cleaned and sanitized before each guest arrival. Also, all linens including the bed comforters have been laundered.Rest assured that, even under these “new normal” circumstances, you can expect the same excellent service that you’ve come to expect from us. And remember: We are all in this together.



Beach Service Included
No lugging beach chairs or an umbrella to the beach, we include with all of our rentals FREE BEACH SERVICE INCLUDED (Season March 1 - Oct 31)
The beach attendant will have 2 beach chairs and an umbrella set up for you daily.

This condo includes parking for two vehicles.  The Mainsail guard will issue your tags upon arrival.

Stop Looking.....this condo is a 'MUST' stay while at the beach!

#1 REVIEWED CONDO AT THIS COMPLEX. Check out our reviews, they are a testimony from previous guests.

Check out our website for all of our properties


* Need another condo - a 3 bedroom/3 bath?   Check out
* We also have a condo at Majestic Sun and several condos in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A

Andree McDonald - Southern Hospitality Vacation Rentals     504-669-3437



Let our past renters share with you -- their experience to help you with your future vacation. Click on 'GUEST COMMENTS/REVIEWS' link now!

(Sleeps 7)
Master Bedroom:          King Bed, Private Bathroom With Walk In Shower
2nd   Bedroom:             King Bed, Shared Bathroom With Shower/Tub Combo
Murphy Bed System:    Queen Bed, Located in Den
Sofa-Bed:                     1 Twin Rollaway Bed

Pack n play and High Chair provided for the little ones

- Unit 228 is one of the 'larger' 2 bedroom condo's at Mainsail.

- 3 Flat Screen HDTV's, (1 - 60' SMART TV and  2 - 50 inch 4K Flat Screen TV's)

- We've GOT ICE!  - 25lb ice maker for those beach drinks and the ice chest!

- Surf the Web - Wifi Throughout unit and on balcony

- Granite Kitchen and baths

- Stainless appliances,full size washing machine/dryer and more!

'OUR REVIEWS ARE PRICELESS -- WORTH THE READ! (read more... under our review section)

Security on the property is 24 hours with a gated guarded entrance. Perfect for family vacations - complex has a heated pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, BBQ area and game room for the kids. This is a wonderful condo and complex for your beach vacation.

Conveniently located across the street from the Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall with grocery and drug store across the street. There are also many restaurants for you to enjoy.

2 payments required for condo rental
- to reserve the condo we require a $200.00 deposit
- final payment is 45 days to arrival.




From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$242.00 -- $1,422.96 -- 3
$262.00 -- $1,540.56 -- 3
$197.00 -- $1,158.36 -- 3
$222.00 -- $1,305.36 -- 3
$197.00 -- $1,158.36 -- 3
$212.00 -- $1,246.56 -- 3
$197.00 -- $1,158.36 -- 3
$212.00 -- $1,246.56 -- 3
$325.00 -- $1,911.00 -- 3
$270.00 -- $1,587.60 -- 3
$315.00 -- $1,852.20 -- 3
$400.00 -- $2,352.00 -- 7
$420.00 -- $2,469.60 -- 7
$400.00 -- $2,352.00 -- 7
$275.00 -- $1,617.00 -- 3
$370.00 -- $2,175.60 -- 3
$250.00 -- $1,470.00 -- 3
$275.00 -- $1,617.00 -- 3
$205.00 -- $1,205.40 -- 3
$230.00 -- $1,352.40 -- 3
$195.00 -- $1,146.60 -- 3
$220.00 -- $1,293.60 -- 3


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Community Gas Grill
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Voicemail
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Condo
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Room
  • 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
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Parking Available


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
  • Horseback riding
  • 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
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
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



Tina Hicks

Best Owner Ever!!!! Wonderfully located condo!    Jul 25, 2020

review star

I have never dealt with an owner like Andree. Not only did she communicate through the rental process, but through our stay and departure. She even provides you with her very own app so everything is at your fingertips. She really cares and wants the best for you. She is very quick to answer any questions and to help in any way. The condo is spacious so our party of 6 never felt cramped. It is located right above the pool which is nice when part of your group wants to swim and the others want to rest. It is very conveniently located two doors from elevator and trash shute. You have two options for reaching the beach and both are super easy and quick. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and such so you can cook like you are at home. The beach toys and chairs were a nice surprise. You really do not have to pack any extras or worry about anything. This was our first time renting from Andree but it won't be the last!!



Ready to go back!    Jun 06, 2020

review star

Our much needed vacation was amazing. Even more so by staying at Mainsail 228. Andree was there with me from the day i booked until now making sure everything went well, we were informed and comfortable. The condo is stocked with EVERYTHING! I wish we didn’t bring our toys and chairs. It’s so spacious as well. And thanks to this condo, my husband is now going to build us a Murphy bed in the guest room of our home. Do yourself a favor and Stay here!


Amanda B

Beach Vacation    Mar 20, 2020

review star

I cannot say enough amazing things about Andree and Southern Hospitality Vacation Rentals! We have been coming to the Destin area to vacation during Spring and Fall for years and since we have found Andree, we will never book with anyone else. Her condo is always incredibly clean, updated, comfortable, and stocked with everything you will ever need to make your stay feel like home. She goes above and beyond in every way possible to make the entire process of planning a trip a breeze. She has easy direct booking, constant communication before/during your stay, and special touches that make each stay special and memorable. Andree exceeds her company name! It is truly Southern Hospitality at its best! She treats us like family every time we plan a trip and stay at her properties, and we look forward to planning our next trips in the future with her every single year! Thank you for everything, Andree! You are amazing! 💗 The Bonds!


Lori Smith

Amazing vacation!    Jun 22, 2019

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Our family had an amazing stay at 228 Mainsail!! This condo is beautifully decorated, is in a perfect location & has everything you need for an amazing vacation! I loved being able to sit out on the balcony & enjoy the ocean view & watch my grandkids down at the pool. We had 4 adults & 2 kids & never felt cramped - the kids loved the Murphy bed & sleeper chair! The beach set-up with 2 chairs/umbrella is so nice & there are beach chairs/toys/cooler/beach cart in the condo for your use. This is our second time to rent from Andree and won’t be our last! She is such a sweet lady & makes the entire rental process so easy! I highly recommend this condo for a great beach vacation!!


Mark H.

Close to beach. Clean and updated property.    May 12, 2019

review star

This was a nice place to stay. Very close to the beach. The second bedroom was good for the kids. They loved it. I would stay here again for sure.
05/18/2019 at 12:58 AM


Kristen B

Wonderful!    Oct 06, 2018

review star

The Mainsail condo we stayed at briefly was wonderful and Andree' was awesome to work with. The condo had plenty of room for our party of six. Beds were very comfortable - even the Murphy bed had a regular queen mattress which was very comfortable as well. We had a great beach view and the balcony was always shaded which was nice. But the best part was working with Andree'. She was absolutely wonderful! We only got to stay for a few days due to Hurricane Michael coming in. She kept in contact with me the whole time and when it felt that we should probably leave we decided to head to New Orleans where she lives. She not only found us a hotel room for the rest of the week but she also took us out to eat for authentic New Orleans Po'Boys! I have been using VRBO for a long time and Andree' is by far the best owner I have ever worked with. I'm so glad we got to meet her and will definitely be coming back here! I highly recommend any property with Andree'. She will go the extra mile for you and your family!
10/15/2018 at 10:02 AM


Melissa S

The best condo renter and condo in Destin!    Jul 01, 2018

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We recently stayed at Andree and Mike's Mainsail Condo for a week. Everything you have read is true! This is an amazing condo! All of the pictures and information about the property are spot on. When we arrived, we stepped into a very clean and impressive condo. They had even left a welcome letter and complimentary beach bag and beach ball. There were also chocolates by the beds in both bedrooms. The view from the balcony was spectacular and we enjoyed it throughout our stay. Andree and Mike were both very helpful and were excellent to do business with. Andree texted me on our way in to let me know that the condo was ready. When we arrived, I called her and left a message to let her know that we were in and everything was fine. I was pleasantly surprised that she called me back to verify that everything met our approval. The property was very family oriented with a beautiful pool and great beach service. We will recommend this property to all of our friends and look forward to staying here again sometime!


Christina K

Wonderful Family Vacation    Jun 30, 2018

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This was our first time in Florida and we were not disappointed. The condo was the perfect size for our family, we were very comfortable and enjoyed the decor. The entire property was well maintained and the condo was clean and ready for our arrival. The view of the Gulf from our balcony was beautiful and we enjoyed the short walk to the white sand beach and clear warm water. Because this was our first time in Florida I had many questions about our vacation stay and the owner was extremely accessible and a pleasure to work with through the entire process. The location of the condo was perfect for shopping and activities for our family. We fed alligators, went parasailing and also did zip lining. I would definitely recommend this condo to others and will keep it in mind for future Florida vacations!


Mary P

Wonderful vacation in Destin    Jun 09, 2018

review star

Mary P.Bardstown, KY USAWe had a wonderful time on our Destin vacation. This is the best maintained, best stocked, cleanest condo we have ever rented in Destin. I would highly recommend it to anyone and fully intend to deal with this owner again when we come back to Destin.

Thanks again for everything!Submitted Jun 27, 2017


Anita M

Great Condo! Great people to rent from!!!    May 25, 2018

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We spent the week in Andree and Mike's condo and to say the least we were impressed. The condo was exactly as the description and the photos portrayed it, if not better. We arrived to a welcome letter, beach ball, beach bag, and koozies on the kitchen counter as well as chocolate candies in a bowl in each bedroom. The balcony overlooked the pool and had a great view of the beach as well. There were many extras in the condo like a beach cart, cooler, boogie boards, sand toys, 2 additional chairs, and a beach bag for our use during our stay. Andree stayed in touch with us from the moment we rented the condo until the time of our stay. Anytime I had a question she responded promptly. We received a letter about a week before our vacation just to say they were looking forward to us coming. The morning of our arrival I received a text letting us know our condo was ready early and we could go ahead and move in for the week. She called me later that evening to make sure we had everything we needed and also checked in during the week with me as well as called me the night before we departed to thank us for choosing their condo. I have never had a more personal rental experience than I have had with Andree. We will definitely be renting from them in the future and will recommend their mainsail condo to anyone looking for a great condo in the Destin area!!!


Tami S

Amazing Condo and Beach access    May 14, 2018

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Tami S.This was a perfect condo for our girls getaway to celebrate our 50th birthdays. The condo was beautiful and extremely well maintained with all amenities we needed along with comfortable beds. Beach access was a definite plus along with being close to shopping, dining, etc. The owners were extremely conscientious of everything related to our stay and were so easy to work with from the rental process through the end of our stay. We would definitely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great beach getaway with friends or family.


Collette P.

Awesome Destin Rental    May 01, 2018

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We had an amazing time at this up-to-date condo! With four adults and four kids, everyone had space to sleep...and room to play! My children loved the pull-down bed, and and we loved the fact both rooms had a king-size bed! The location has close proximity to the beautiful, Miramar beach, as well as the pool and grilling areas. It is also located close to the outlet malls and several grocery stores, which makes late-afternoon trips a breeze! I would recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a great beach vacation!


Jacqueline L

A Little Piece of Heaven!!!    Sep 19, 2017

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My husband, 21 month old daughter and I stayed in this beautiful condo September 19th-27th and it was everything as described and more! It was our first trip to Destin and this place was perfect for us, location was great! With a toddler we truly appreciated the beach cart and all the little extras. Like all the previous reviews we highly recommend this condo and hope to visit again. We loved dolphin watching while having breakfast on the balcony. The owners have really thought of everything and are super sweet checking in on you. Thank you for such a magical week with our little girl❤❤❤



Clean, plush bedding and fully stocked amenities    Jul 15, 2017

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Hariett S.ChattanoogaI'm my 20 plus years of coming to Destin in staying many nice condos---I rank this condo as first in a long line of condos. The biggest win for us was the nice plush bedding and towels. Typically, you get the floral cheap comforters that feel water resistant and gross. The 2nd bedroom also had a king bed which is the main reason why we picked this condo. And an added bonus--- A Murphy bed that comes down off the wall in the living room. Surprisingly, that bed has the best mattress if all. The oversized living room fit the living room furniture and the queen size Murphy bed with plenty of room.

Also, fully stocked board games , beach toys and kitchen spices for cooking.

Another thing I loved is that it's not overcrowded there

Oh yeah, and two beach chairs and umbrella is set up for you each day. This is included it with your weekly rental at the condo. Typically, when you stay other places it cost you $25 a day. That a nice bonus that is included in the condo. Yes, we will be back!!!