TownHome - Rating 4.8 (18)

South Bay by the Gulf 062


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 7 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Destin
  • Type: TownHome

Location Location

Description Description
Kick back and unwind at the Grumpy Grouper, a beautiful townhome on the south shore of the lake. This pet friendly, two bedroom, and two and one-half bath unit comfortably sleeps seven and the family dog with room to spare. Relax and enjoy the water view from two lakeside decks. Close to one of the complexes three pools or just a two-minute walk, no roads to cross, to the private beach for a day on the Gulf.

Looking for a quiet and restful Destin vacation rental, close to the gulf beaches and Destin dining and entertainment venues, but don’t want to break the bank? Southbay by the Gulf Townhome #62 is just what the doctor ordered. This recently remodeled 2BR sleeps 7 and has a king in the master, queen and single in guest bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in living area. Unit has a fully equipped kitchen and full-size washer/dryer, 3 flat-screen TV’s with Netflix, 3 DVD/Blu-ray and wireless internet access.  An electric grill is provided for outside grilling on the large upper deck. Complex amenities include a 5-acre stocked fishing lake, two pools (one heated in winter) and a children’s pool, two tennis courts and a 300’ private beach frontage.

A dog under 80 pounds is allowed at this property for an additional $100 plus tax nonrefundable pet fee. Current shot records are required at check-in as well. Although Southbay allows pets, pets are not allowed on the beach. No beach in Destin/Okaloosa county is pet friendly.

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Bedding Bedding
Room Beds Baths TVs Comments
Guest Bedroom Queen Flat screen TV
Guest Bedroom Twin Flat screen TV
Master Bedroom King Ceiling Fan, Flat screen TV, and Balcony Access

Amenities 46 Amenities
  • Accepts Snowbirds
  • Air Conditioning
  • Area
  • Beach Service
  • Bed Linens
  • Cable
  • Coffee Maker
  • Communal Pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fishing
  • Free Parking
  • Golf
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hospital
  • Hot Water
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Marina
  • Microwave
  • Museums
  • Near Ocean
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Oven
  • Pool
  • Private Entrance
  • Recommended
  • Refrigerator
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Smoke Detector
  • Snorkeling
  • Stove
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Water Parks
  • Wireless Internet
  • Zoo

Reviews Rating 4.8 (18) Reviews
Rating 5
Been staying here for years
We've been coming back to this rental for years now because it's perfectly situated and is the perfect size for our needs. I wrote a review several years ago, but wanted to update it since they've made some upgrades. The master bedroom now has a comfortable king size bed. Linens are soft! The owners upgraded the sliding door to the patio downstairs, much more sturdy and looks fresh. The unit comes with beach service, so when you give them the unit#, you get an umbrella and two chairs. We always tip the beach service -- it's been the same guy for the past several years. The humidity and salty conditions does a lot of wear and tear on properties. When we were there recently, the hinge on the patio gate came completely off due to the rust. We love that it's an easy walk to the beach, the patio overlooking the pond is always a lovely view and the place is pet friendly!
Anonymous U from Austin - Posted: 9/14/2022
Rating 5
We enjoyed everything about the condo!
The condo was perfectly clean. The balconies were so nice to have my morning coffee on while watching the ducks and seagulls. Kitchen was upstairs and bedrooms are downstairs. The beds were comfortable enough for our liking. The walk to the beach is just a short walk to the end of the parking lot. It’s centrally located near everything. We will stay again in the future.
Athena - Posted: 4/20/2022
Rating 5
Perfect!
The condo was perfectly clean. The balconies were so nice to have my morning coffee on while watching the ducks and seagulls. Kitchen was upstairs and bedrooms are downstairs. The beds were comfortable enough for our liking. The walk to the beach is just a short walk to the end of the parking lot. It’s centrally located near everything. We will stay again in the future.
Athena G - Posted: 4/18/2022
Rating 5

I highly recommend this place! The customer service was great, the amenities were great, and the location was perfect. It felt like home away from home. I would definitely stay here again. 

Erica - Posted: 7/2/2021
Rating 5

Clean, well equipped, great location in the heart of Destin and walk to the beach. Quiet community.

Shelli - Posted: 10/17/2020
Rating 5

The Grumpy Grouper made me anything but grumpy. The place was spotless and well stocked. We came with our kids 6-16 and they ALL had a blast. This listing came with two reserved chairs on a private beach that was about a 2 minute walk away, had two pools, and is walking distance to shops and restaurants. The guest book had lots of helpful tips for the area, as well! We will definitely be back!

Mallory - Posted: 10/11/2020
Rating 5

Close to the beach, easy walk. The house had everything we needed. Felt clean and comfortable

Adam - Posted: 8/31/2020
Rating 5

this townhouse is a great location relative to the beach and shopping. 5 minute walk to the beach (no crossing the street). 7 minutes to the grocery store. 2 great bedrooms downstair. living room and kitchen upstair. very nice townhouse. I recommend this place

Thai - Posted: 7/12/2020
Rating 5

The townhouse worked well for my husband and I and are three young kids. Our two boys slept comfortably in the guest room and my young daughter's pack n play even fit in a bathroom so she had her own space, too. The location is great with easy access to fishing in the lake and a quick 2 minute walk to the beach through the parking lot. This townhome also supplies chairs and umbrella service (free to us) at the beach, which was really convenient. The pool was heated but the baby pool was pretty chilly. The kitchen is stocked incredibly well and the place appears just as the pictures shown. And the property management team even gave our kids a bucket of toys to use for inside the condo and at the beach. That was a nice touch!

Anonymous - Posted: 7/14/2019
Rating 4
November Stay 2018

We loved our stay in this unit! The walk time to the beach was just fantastic! We enjoyed the things to do in the area and the coupon booklet to save some money! We will definitely be back!!!!

Stephanie S - Posted: 12/1/2018
Rating 5
What a great place to hick back and relax!
What a great place to kick back and relax! I love this unit! It's a cute home away from home with the ocean only a minute's walk away. I really do love sitting out on the deck reading or just hanging out with friends. The deck overlooks a lake and you can watch turtles swim. So cool! You are within walking distance to some of the stores and restaurants. Most stores you would need for shopping are right on the main drag. I've stayed in this unit a few times and each time was a great experience.
Debbie L from Eau Claire - Posted: 10/7/2018
Rating 4
Great stay, convenient location!
While we've stayed at Southbay by the Gulf several times before, this was the first time we've stayed at a Holiday Isle property + on the southside of the property (we've stayed at Unit#15 which is right next to the front entrance). This unit faces the pond and it has 2 patios that face it -- one off the master bedroom and one off the living room. The floorplan has both bedrooms on the 1st floor and the kitchen/living space upstairs. This unit was well furnished and had everything you would need. In the kitchen, make sure you bring a roll of paper towels and a few extra garbage bags (they'll be 2 for a week stay). The rooms have plenty of towels and each one has a ceiling fan. The ceiling fan in the master needs to be balanced though -- made quite a bit of noise. Beds were comfortable! The owner of the unit also pays for their own internet, which means wifi is great! Some of the other units have the community wifi, which sucks. Overall, great upgraded unit!
Calily B from Austin - Posted: 2/5/2018
Rating 4
3 generations of fun.
Nice setting by the pond. Relaxing spot conveniently located to many of Destin's offerings. The kitchen is well equipped
HomeAway.com Review - Posted: 6/25/2017
Rating 5
May 2017 Stay
AWESOME! The room was EXTREMELY nice and clean! Love to fish and caught several. We hope this room will be available when we come back in 2018??
Lisa Bowden - Posted: 5/28/2017
Rating 5
August 2016 Stay
We loved it! The place was very homey & the kitchen was fully stocked with pans ??. The view was amazing from both balconies. The house was so clean and well organized. We would definitely stay here again
Diana Torres - Posted: 9/7/2016
Rating 5
New Guestbook Entry for South Bay by the Gulf 062
Townhouse was perfect for our family of five. Kitchen was well stocked, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were spotless clean and well done, and the view from the deck was great. Nice to have beach service and the kids loved the heated pool. Service from Holiday Isle was great and the Easter Baskets for the kids was a nice suprise. Thanks for a great vacation.
Rita Zipperer - Posted: 3/29/2016
Rating 5
New Guestbook Entry for South Bay by the Gulf 062
The property was great. We had a blast. Thank you for everything.
Loretta Munoz - Posted: 3/21/2016
Rating 5
we loved this unit and would definitely come back!
Great location! Easy access to the beach. The unit was super clean. The kitchen had all new pots and pans an was very well equiped, not like some where we had to buy a pan. The best part was that it was pet friendly.
HomeAway Guest - Posted: 12/23/2015
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