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SouthBay by the Gulf #27

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Sleeps: 10
Welcome to Southbay by the Gulf 27Fully equipped kitchenCant get enough of those emerald watersCommunity poolPier to head to the beach

Escape to SouthBay by the Gulf #27 in the heart of Destin. This gorgeously appointed, modern, coastal chic 2 story townhouse features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This vacation haven is equipped with a king in the master, a full in the first guest room, a twin over full bunk bed with a pullout twin trundle in the additional guest room, and a sleeper sofa in the living room to comfortably sleep up to 10 guests. With 1 designated parking spot just steps away from your door, a washer/dryer, new 55" smart TV, and a cozy patio, you won't lack for anything to make your vacation relaxing and memorable at SouthBay by the Gulf #27.

 *This property is not available to adults under age 25. No Exceptions.*

*We LOVE Snowbirds! Low Monthly Winter Rates*

Snowbird Season runs November thru February. For a quote, select an arrival date (must be the 1st day of the month) and a departure date (must be the 1st day of a subsequent month). Contact us for alternate date requests and further assistance! All monthly rentals are subject to an additional $150 cleaning fee.

SouthBay by the Gulf is a gated, low-density townhome community located on the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This complex is beach front and steps to two full sized pools with kiddie pools, shuffleboard courts, lighted tennis courts, beachside volleyball courts and the 5 acre fresh water lake. Every townhome features a designated parking spot right in front of your door making it easy to transfer your things in-no long walks through huge parking lots searching for your car. Come experience why guests return to Southbay by the Gulf year after year!

Area Attractions:

This great complex is just under 2.5 miles away from Harbor Walk Village. Here you can find waterfront shopping, paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass bottom boats, world class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, concerts and live music, weekly fireworks, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants, including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Harry T’s, to satisfy all tastes. You will be sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy.

Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest!  Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.

This is across the street from Big Kahuna's Waterpark, full of great splashing fun for the kids. And it is walking distance to Mellow Mushroom and the Pancakery!

Top Reasons to Book
  1. Free Beach Service
  2. Gorgeous Modern Décor
  3. Approximately 800 feet from the beach access
  4. 300 feet of Private Beach
  5. Two Pools, Two Kiddy Pools, Beachside Volleyball, & Tennis Court
  6. 5-Acre Fishable Private Lake
  7. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service
Room Arrangements
Master Bedroom with King Bed Sleeps: 2
1 King Bed
Guest Bedroom with Queen Bed Sleeps: 2
1 Queen Bed
Guest Bedroom with Twin over Full Bunkbed with Twin Trundle Sleeps: 4
1 Twin Trundle Bed
1 Twin Over Double Bunk Bed
Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa Sleeps: 2
1 Sleeper Sofa Bed
2 Full Bathrooms
Half Bathroom
Inside Amenities
Air ConditioningCentral Air ConditioningCentral HeatingHangersHot WaterLaptop Friendly Work SpaceNice FurnishingsShampooSmoke DetectorWasherDryerBathtubIron and Ironing BoardLinens ProvidedTowels ProvidedClothes WasherClothes DryerCombination Tub and ShowerFull KitchenLiving RoomShowerCeiling Fans
Kitchen Equipment
Coffee MakerDishwasherRefrigeratorMicrowaveOvenStoveToaster
Other Amenities
Fire Extinguisher
Internet ConnectionWiFiFree Wifi
Cable or SatelliteTvMultiple TvsSmart Tv
Included Items and Services
EssentialsBeach Chair Service
Outside Amenities
Patio FurnitureTennis CourtsDeck or BalconyPatio
Pool and Spa
Community PoolOutdoor PoolPool
No Pets AllowedNo Smoking
Child FriendlyFamily Friendly
View and Location
Walk to Beach
Night LifeBeachcombingBoatingChurchesCinema or TheaterCyclingDeep Sea FishingHealth and Beauty SpaJet SkiingKayakingRestaurantsScuba Diving or SnorkelingShellingShoppingWater Sports
Accepts Snowbird

44 Reviews


Stayed September 2023


Stayed July 2023

"The condo is as described. It’s nice and clean. The secondary bedrooms were a bit tight, but they were functional. Overall, it was a nice condo and close enough to the beach for our older kids. It’s a nice beach and not too crowded when we were there.
The instructions for getting to the beach could’ve been more clear. Instructions said no code needed. However, when we reached out to RealJoy to get clarification and codes, they were patient and helpful. It’s the first time we stay at an Airbnb near a beach without beach towels. It seems like a basic amenity, but we ended up buying some at the store."

Stayed June 2023

"We all enjoyed the stay and kids were more happy than the parents"

Stayed June 2023

"My family and I enjoyed our stay everything was just as explained there was nothing to complain about. I will stay again and suggest this place to others."

Stayed June 2023

"Family vacay - My family and I greatly enjoyed our stay at SouthBay #27. It was well-equipped with all of our needs, including lots of beach accessories (chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, floats) in the the outdoor storage room. The free beach service (2 chairs and one umbrella) was also very nice! We would definitely want to stay here again!"

Stayed June 2023

"It was peaceful, very clean, and an easy walk to the beach. I felt safe. I will definitely be back with my family."

Stayed April 2023

"Enjoyed the stay- would recommend to others."

Stayed March 2023

"Great - I wish I could stay another week."

Stayed October 2022

"Family - Muy bien"

Stayed September 2022

"Exelent for vacacions - Perfect for next time thanks for every thing .everybody enjoy...."

Stayed September 2022

"Booked this for a bachelorette party and it could not have been better! The location is PRIME! Restaurants/bars and grocery stores are just across the road, which was super convenient! The harbor boardwalk is a quick and easy Uber ride away, and the beach is just a short stroll through the complex. Adorable decor, clean and had all the amenities we needed to make our trip a success!"

Stayed September 2022

"A must book! - We loved this property so much!"

Stayed September 2022

"We enjoyed our stay at this property! The property has a clean and modern feel and the mattresses were comfortable!"

Stayed August 2022

"It was great we had a great time at the beach and everything was so convenient"

Stayed July 2022

"Great location! - It was smaller than I thought from the pictures but overall great property! It was close to everything and clean!"

Stayed July 2022

"Great time! - Great location. Super clean and a lot of room."

Stayed July 2022

"Off the busy street is this nice, tucked away, peaceful spot. 5 min lovely walk to the beach where umbrellas and chairs are provided (picked up at 6pm fyi) and cute turtles to greet you as you walk over the lake (otw to the beach), nice pools, easy walk to stores and restaurants, easy parking, lots of thoughtful amenities in the condo. We needed nothing but extra toilet paper and washing detergent!"

Stayed July 2022

"Wonderful - The house is absolutely gorgeous! There are so many amenities above & beyond expectations! The only complaint we had was the walk to the beach. However, the pros far outweigh the cons!"

Stayed May 2022

"Perfect place for the family! The bedrooms are separated upstairs from the living area downstairs which made it super convenient. The bedroom layouts were great too and comfortably slept 8 of us with room to spare. The bunk beds have an extra trundle bed underneath as well that we didn't know from the listing. The walk to the beach is a little long but very reasonable nonetheless. We found that driving the beach setup to the community parking by the beach access was much easier. Excellent communication with the leasing company as well. We extended our stay a few extra days and I was able to do it by a couple clicks on my phone from the beach. Will definitely be staying again!"

Stayed May 2022

"I love the place I enjoyed it it had games for kids ages from 6 months to 17 years old a water park across the street grocery stores across the street beach 5 minutes away walking distance Crab Island it's like 10 minutes away from the house I love it everything was in walking distance I will stay again the house was very clean no roaches clean linen clean dishes and they provided cleaning supplies"

Stayed March 2022

"Great place to stay! Communication was great! Clean, cute, perfect for a family with kids. The condo was nice and calm. Perfect location, nice walk to the beach. FYI: They have a grill on the back porch!"

Stayed December 2021

"it was a beautiful place to stay in - we loved everything."

Stayed August 2021

"Enjoyed our stay. Place was clean and met all our expectations. You can access the beach by using the walkway and crossing the lake. If you have a lot of things you can drive to the tennis court and park there. Overall great value for the money."

Stayed May 2021

"Very clean, enjoyable, close to the beach. You have everything you need around you. Minutes away"

Stayed May 2021

"Cute, spacious townhouse within walking distance to beach - The townhouse was beautiful and exactly what we needed for our family vacation. It was extremely clean, the kitchen was well stocked, and there was a tv in the living room as well as in each bedroom. It was walking distance to the beach, although if you have a child under 3 years old, you may consider bringing a stroller for the walk, as it may be a bit too far for them. My 5 year old handled our daily walk to the beach just fine. My one complaint is that the email communication from the host is not legible. They use a bright blue background with light gray font, and I (at 33 years old) couldn’t read any of the emails. I suggest choosing different colors so your guests can read your correspondence. I highly recommend this property. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again!"

Stayed January 2021

"Love this place! - An awesome place that my friends and I stayed at! We really enjoyed it(:"

Stayed September 2020

"Great place - It was a great place to stay and very close to the beach."

Stayed July 2020

"Wonderful stay - This place is amazing. It was recently renovated so everything was new and clean! The location is awesome. 7 min walk (and that is walking with a three-year old and stopping on a boardwalk to feed the turtles) to the beach. Grocery store and ice cream place close by. Management was very responsive with a few issues we had. The AC worked great for us. The kitchen is well equipped (including a toaster and blender) with basics for cooking."

Stayed September 2019

"Great vacation! - I had short vacation with my friends. It really good experience."

Stayed August 2019

"Great place to stay - Nice clean place to stay"

Stayed July 2019

"Good spot for the Destin Vacation - This rental is well represented by the photos shown. We had a very comfortable stay for the 6 of us (4 adults and 2 kids). We spent most of our time out and about so we did not utilize the condo for eating or hanging out much. This unit is conveniently located very close to one of the pools and was farther away from the beach than I realized but was still only a short walk. We enjoyed walking the boardwalk across the lake on our way to the beach. The beds were very comfortable and we slept well. Soaps and towels were plentiful and the washer and dryer were great to have to keep up with washing beach towels."

Stayed June 2019

"Loved it!! - Great location! Lots of room! Loved that they provided a cart and all the beach toys for the kids! Would definitely stay here again!!"

Stayed May 2019

"Family space, short walk to the beach - Condo was as described. Kitchen was older and had the minimal necessary to cook some basic meals. Having bedrooms and baths on second level worked out well. Walk to the beach was about 5 minutes once we figured out how to get there. A map of the path would have been helpful. Overall, property was as pictured and the neighborhood was quiet and safe."

Stayed August 2018

"Very Relaxing! - The property was great. Very clean, beaches were beautiful and clean. The unit had everything we needed. My only complaint would be . We could not keep it cool enough. We had to buy a couple of box fans for the bedrooms . Other than that... Well worth it and we will return in the future !"

Stayed July 2018

"Amazing Vacation!! - We had a phenomenal vacation. First time in Destin and first timers of VRBO; both exceeded our expectations. Beautiful property, well maintained and comfortable. Southbay 27 was minutes from the beach and the services offered on the beach were an added plus. Thank you for providing an amazing staging area for our incredible vacation. We snorkeled, we swam in the ocean and the pools, we went on a dolphin excursion, we went to The Track, Big Kahuna, we went to Fudpuckers, The Harbor Walk and so much more."

Stayed April 2018

"April 2018 Stay - This place was everything we could ask. I will defiantly stay again "

Stayed January 2018

"January 2018 Stay - Very nice condo. Easy access to restaurants and shopping. Love the roomy space. Both pools very nice. Will be back to stay here next February for the month. "

Stayed November 2017

"Peaceful and cute - We loved our stay here; 4 of us visited for a girls' getaway weekend in late October. The property provided everything we needed, and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils, cookware, dishes, and cups. Loved that the living space and the sleeping areas were separated - living space on the main floor, and sleeping upstairs. The three bedrooms were cozy and the beds were comfortable. The walk to the beach took about 10 minutes (.4 miles to be exact), but there were no roads to cross, just a peaceful walk through the private community. We used the tennis courts and enjoyed that, too. The pool was right outside our door, although to be honest we spent more time at the beach. Would definitely recommend this place to others!"

Stayed August 2017

"Great family condo! - We loved our stay! Two families with 2 small children. Plenty of room. Kitchen was great. All the appliances worked very well. Washer and dryer downstairs was a big plus. My favorite feature was the keyless entry. No need to worry about keeping track of keys at the beach. Condo has 2 big pools that were never crowded. Beach was an easy 5-10 minute walk. The owners have a wagon, umbrella, chairs, beach toys, floats, boogie boards, and several other things to use. Great table and grill on the patio. Location is great. Right across the street from a grocery store and close to every thing in Destin. Our first day there the plumbing upstairs wasn't working. We let the office know and they had it fixed within an hour. We loved the condo so much, we'll definitely be back for our next stay."

Stayed July 2017

"Excellent!!!! - The property was gorgeous, spacious for a family of 6 and the decor was really nice. We had an issue with one of the TV's and within an hour they brought a new one. The owner reaponded to my request within the expected time frame. It very close to the beach, mall, water park, and restaurants. I will definitely stay there again."

Stayed June 2017

"Fabulous! - The condo was spacious and clean! We did not have a grill when we arrived. However, the owner quickly arranged to have a new one delivered! This was great since we had planned to do a lot of grilling during our stay. The walk to the beach was only about 5 minutes, which again worked well for us. We would definitely stay here again!!"

Stayed May 2017

"GREAT LOCATION!!! - The house has a great central location. There was plenty of room for me and three of my friends to stay without being cramped at all. There are two pools available to use. The beach is a short walk. There was a beach cart, chairs and lots of beach toys available to us. The owners have even added labels for the lights. The guest book listed all of the codes to access Wi-Fi, storage (beach items), and code to the pools listed. I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN!"

Stayed April 2017

"Comfortable home in the perfect location - My family of 3 (one adult and 2 teenagers) stayed at this house for 3 nights during spring break. It was absolutely perfect! The house had plenty of room for us to be comfortable and it was so close to the beach. TV's and ceiling fans in each room made the stay very homey. The beach was so close and not very crowded. The fact that the owner was willing to share the beach wagon, chairs and umbrella saved us a lot of money on our beach days. When I reached out to the owner to ask a question he was very responsive and very nice to chat with. If I ever stay in Destin again I will absolutely see if this home is available."

Stayed September 2016

"Nice, clean, comfortable. - Property clean, very nice. Living area even better than photos. GREAT property for the price. Only complaint was the limited written information, instuctions and directions online for late night arrivals. We had problems with air conditioning and maintenance was very responsive. 2nd and 3rd bedrooms a little small."
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