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Southbay by the Gulf , Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Southbay by the Gulf, Destin Area Vacation Rental Townhome

  •  205-613-0616
    08:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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  • Bathrooms:
    2 ½
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Last Updated: 06/07/2019



This is a perfect getaway for relaxing in the Florida sun. Featuring a two story, two bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse/condo situated on the beach side of Highway 98 (no roads to cross) on a beautiful five-acre fresh water lake, and just a three - four minute stroll through Southbay's tropical paradise to the sugar-white beach Destin is so famous for. Two huge balconies catch the sun and the gulf breezes, and the large living area on the second floor is perfect for families or just a romantic getaway for two.

This privately-owned, spacious, beautifully decorated townhouse offers everything you can imagine for the perfect beach vacation. Recently upgraded with finishes that include Travertine tile and hardwood floors, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, Travertine tile showers, Jacuzzi tub, and much more. Includes Wi-Fi and 50" HDTV in living room and additional flat-screen LED TV's in both bedrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, full-size washer & dryer, fresh linens, en-suite bathrooms, private balconies (w/patio furniture and grill), reserved parking at your front door (no elevators) and keyless entry.

Our ideal location gives you quiet, relaxing beach time, but is just minutes from a water park, putt-putt golf, and an amusement park for the kids. If you're looking for a little excitement in the evening, we're close to dozens of fantastic restaurants and night entertainment.  As an option, you can just relax on either of the two large private decks as you sip your favorite beverage, listen to tunes, grill fresh Florida seafood or steaks, and enjoy watching the ducks, fish and turtles in the lake below.  Fishing is allowed, so be sure to bring your fishing gear.

Southbay's amenities include two large swimming pools with restroom facilities, two lighted tennis courts, pickle ball court, shuffleboard, reserved parking for each unit, a freshwater lake for fishing from your deck or gazebo, and 300 feet of private beach with beach service. Mingle with friends and enjoy breath-taking sunrises and sunsets from Southbay's gazebo located directly on the beach.

Complimentary beach service (two chairs and umbrella) for each day of your stay ... valued at $245.00.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$245.00 -- $1,575.00 -- 4
$175.00 -- $1,120.00 -- 4

Rental Tax: 11%

Cleaning Fee: $150.00

Refundable Damage Deposit: $500.00

Payment Policies:

Reservation Fee - Equal to 25% of the total rental fees or $300, whichever is greater, and is due within 10 days of making the reservation.
Final Payment - Balance of rental fees (less reservation fee) and refundable damage deposit are due within 45 days of making the reservation.
Cancellation - 25% of paid rental fees and the full damage deposit will be refunded if reservation is cancelled at least 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. 
Damage Deposit - Refunded within 7-10 days after departure, provided there is no damage and all rules and regulations were followed.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Full Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Charcoal Grill
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Freestanding Bathtub
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Condo
  • Townhouse
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Room
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • 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
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


Laura Frazier

Great vacation!    May 20, 2019

We had an amazing time in this townhouse. Our family was so comfortable, plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 little children. Beautiful beach setting with an amazing lake view! We had a short stroll to the beach and then spent a relaxing evening in the pool with the kids. This is definitely a place we would stay again. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with our family. We made some sweet memories.


Wonderful!    Aug 06, 2018

This unit is amazing! It was clean and close to the beach. The owner is very helpful and quick to reply.

Brian & Julie

A Great Week In Destin!    Apr 28, 2018

We spent a week at this property with our daughter, her husband and 5 year old granddaughter. We left beautiful Destin with many fond family memories. Your condo is very cute and we all agreed that the lake location was the place to be for its’ tranquility and the lights at night. Fishing with hotdogs off the deck, counting the turtles, and watching the cormorants sitting on the wire added great entertainment. The entertainment in the sky rated right up there, too - the weather could not have been better! We spent most of our time on the beautiful sugar sand beach (a brief walk) and we sure appreciated your little wagon as we were loaded for the day. Savannah was in heaven playing in the sand and she did not have any fear going in the water. She shrieked all day. Saturday and Sunday were our calmest days and we spotted many dolphins. It was not unusual to have the heated pool to ourselves in the late afternoons so my husband had a chance to swim his laps. On the way in, our granddaughter spotted all those amusement parks and arcades so of course we had to go ride a go-cart, play miniature golf, and watch her on some kiddie rides. Grampie has been looking forward to taking her on a go-cart ride and she loved the thrill of driving fast. One of our favorite activities was renting a pontoon and driving by the elite houses and going to Crab Island. The ice cream boat was a big hit as well as the water slides. Our daughter had a great birthday and ordered her favorite meal of crab legs at the Boathouse. Our granddaughter left a dollar with her name on it. You will have to look for it when you go back. (Ha,ha) We thought we would eat out more often but having Winn-Dixie across the street and being able to use the grill on the deck was just too inviting. This is a great property in a great location. And Jeannie was great to work with!

Doug and Helen

A satisfied renter from Ontario, Canada    Mar 18, 2018

This unit is like a home away from home. You will find everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. An upper and lower deck to relax with your morning coffee, or enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.. Just a short walk to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with its emerald waters. So many things to do and see, several restaurants to enjoy a meal out or take advantage of the well-equipped kitchen and prepare a meal in the unit. Parking right outside the door. Shopping nearby, large outlet mall about a 20 minute drive. Golfing close by. You won't be disappointed, it has everything you could want to get away for a fun relaxing vacation

Jeannie Carter's reply:

Helen and Doug, It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Glad our vacation home provided you with all of the comforts of home and you were able to relax a bit, as well as enjoy the beautiful beach and all of the other things that Destin has to offer. We hope you'll come back again soon!