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Tops'l Gulf-Front - Best View in Destin Florida

Holiday Property Details

Property Type: Condominium
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Accommodates: 4

1006 Beach Manor
City: Destin
State/Region/Province: FL
Country: USA

OUR CONDO... Our condo is a two bedroom, two bath, oceanfront unit in Beach Manor at the beautiful Topsíl Resort. The view from this unit is unbeatable and the best in Destin. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the guest bedroom. There is also an extra small childís mattress in the guest room.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. Our unit, and the resort, offer a strong family atmosphere. We have tried to provide a beachy, comfortable, "child-proof" unit that gives all of the luxuries of home and amenities of a resort.

Our condo also has a fully stocked kitchen (microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, etc.), washer and dryer, ceiling fans in every room, stereo/CD player with CDs, childrenís games, TV and VCR (free HBO) in living room and master bedroom, private balcony, use of our ownerís beach locker (which is stocked with beach umbrellas, chairs, three boogie boards, and sand toys), ten foot ceilings, and linens are also provided. No Smoking or Pets allowed.

BEACH MANOR... Every (FREE to you) amenity that you could want is on the premises: FREE use of Topsíl resort beach service of two chairs and beach umbrella (a savings of $50 a day), covered parking deck (unit is also beside the elevator and there are luggage caddies available), two heated pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, daily live bands in summer, steam room, gas barbecue grills, and community meeting areas.

TOPSíL RESORT... Rated a top five tennis resort by Tennis Magazine, is a 24 hour gated, secure resort in Destin, Florida. Destin has been voted again and again as the top family vacation spot in the United States by USA Today and Southern Living Magazine. It is also known as the "world's luckiest fishing village." In addition, there are numerous fine dining restaurants and plenty of entertainment in the local area, from water and amusement parks to over 13 golf courses within ten miles (truly some of the best golf in all of the southeast).

For those that want to shop there are numerous opportunities to include the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, one of the largest designer-brand outlet malls in the nation, which is within two miles of Tops'l. Topsíl is also uniquely located adjacent to the Sierra Club owned Four Mile Village, thus being one of the most private locations in Destin.

Our condo is sometimes booked a year in advance so please call early to get your choice. Snowbirds are always welcome. Also please ask about specials during the Fall and Spring.

Owner Information

Name: James Stone

Phone 1: (907)770-4958
Phone 2: (907)351-0765
please do not call until after 1:00 p.m. EST as we currently live in Alaska and are four hours behind EST
Owner Suggested Links:
Link: Destin Area Golf Courses
Link: Charter Boat - Silver Lining
Link: Destin Area Weather
Link: More photos .... click here!

Vacation Property Location

The resort is located off Highway 98 between the Sierra Club owned Four-Mile Village and the SanDestin Resort. It is 1 mile east of the Silver Sands Outlet Mall.

Area Features Rental Property Amenities
Biking & Jogging along protected sidewalks & through miles of resorts, Golf at over 13 courses, Fishing in the US's best fishing paradise, Hiking & wildlife viewing along a 7.2 mile stretch of desolate adjacent beach, Shopping at numerous places to include the Silver Sands outlet, More fine dining locations than you can experience in a month, Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Sailing, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-skiing, Shelling, Rafting Free beach chair service ($50/day value), Cordless Phone, Air Conditioning, Cable TV & VCR in Living Room & Master bedroom, Free HBO, Stereo with CD & Tape Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, 2 Heated Pools, 1 outdoor & 1 indoor Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room, Exercise Room, Covered Parking, Gas Grill (BBQ), No Smoking

Rate Table and Comments

Snowbird Rate ....$1400/month?....CALL US AND WE'LL DEAL! Special Now! Rent for 3 nights...get the 4th night free!
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Starting Ending Daily
Snowbird Rate CALL US AND WE'LL DEAL     $1300
09/13/03 03/22/03 $120 $700  
03/23/03 04/13/03   $1,280  
04/14/03 05/24/03 $150 $900  
05/25/03 06/15/03   $1,430  
06/16/03 08/10/03   $1,580  
08/11/03 09/12/03   $1,130  


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