About this rental
Located at 2396 Scenic Gulf Drive, this one bedroom/one bath condo is the ideal vacation destination for couples and families. The balcony offers a spectacular Gulf view, as well as overlooking the pool and spa just below.
Fully equipped, Summerspell 202 offers a very comfortable king bed, “crew bunks” in the hallway, and a queen fold out couch that is also very comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with all necessary utensils to prepare family dinners or snacks—there’s even a patio electric grill so you can hang out on the balcony, enjoy the sunset, cold beverages and prepare your favorite grilled lunch or dinner!
The living room offers a 50” smart tv or enjoy a 36” tv in the master bedroom.
Just steps away is the famous Pompano Joe’s Seafood Restaurant directly on the beach. A great “happy hour” each day and outstanding, as well as outstanding local seafood.
Come stay with us and you will be certain to return often and soon!
The Gulf view from Summerspell 202 is breathtaking. Often during the year, the sun drops into the Gulf directly off the balcony creating some of the most dramatic sunsets you might ever see. The new spa is incredible seating up to 10 people comfortably. The pool is heated from November through March, making winter month’s enjoyable.
Parking is free and just one floor below the condo.
Summerspell also offers coin/credit card washers and dryers on the first floor, just below the condo.
Why Kids Love It
Kids will love the easy beach access as well as the pool and spa located just below the condo and within easy view from the condo balcony. Don’t be surprised to see dolphin swimming by in the Gulf from the balcony. While we don’t guarantee available beach chairs and wave boards, there are always some available in the storage chest on the balcony. Just up the street is Alvin’s Island—great shopping for gifts and beach items for the kids!
Summerspell is a small and quaint condo complex of only 30 condos located on Scenic Gulf Drive which uniquely runs parallel for approximately 4 miles. Along those 4 miles is a walking/bike path to get some exercise and see some of the spectacular homes and condo along the way. From the condo, you are an easy walk to some of Destin’s best beach restaurants, motorsport rentals and shopping for the kids. Might also start your day with a walk up to “Badass Coffee” for some pretty good guava!
Summerspell is also just a few minute drive to outstanding shopping on Highway 98 including Silver Sands Outlet Mall and the newly expanded Destin Commons.
Dinning of any and every type is abundant close by and in each direction from Summerspell 202. Excellent Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and seafood/steaks are a short distance away?
Attractions Within Walking Distance
BEACH, BEACH, BEACH!!
ALVIN'S ISLAND--fun -shopping for the kids (and the adults!)
POMPANO JOE'S----great food, right on the Gulf, Happy Hour on the Gulf each day from 3-5 PM
CAPTON DAVE'S--also great food, views, and Happy Hour dailey
Favorite Places To Eat
Marina Café (2 for 1 dinners between 5-6 PM and a great happy hour
Bay Café--Just across the bridge going into Ft. Walton great duck entries
AJ Marina for a great view of the harbor and all the action
McGuire's for steak, pork chops, and steak burgers. #.18 bean soup and chicken thigh appetizer---the best!!
Vinny's Pizza huge and delicious located just below McGuire's
Sliver slipper—excellent brunch and New Orleans fare
Pompano Joe's--beachfront--great view and happy hour outside over looking the Gulf
Dynasty Restaurant for Chinese
Captain Dave’s for seafood
Kenny G’s for seafood gumbo and Wednesday karaoke
There are so many great restaurants that it is just up to what type of food you may want any given night!!!
Take a tour of the 30-A area just east of the condo--maybe 12 miles or so. Unique restaurants and beach side villages. I like George's restaurant in the Ally's beach area. A great Bloody Mary can be found at the Hurricane Restaurant and Bar.
Sunday brunch at Rutherfords at Regatta Bay Golf Club — smart casual and open to the public. Reasonable prices
Shop at some of the consignment stores—-Ava’s Attic—2 minute drive from the condo, Path of Grace, or Haven House for slightly used treasures.
Take a day trip to Pensacola —about 45 minutes away—and go to Joe Paddy’s for fresh—I mean right off the boat shrimp and seafood. Bizarre/fun place to shop.
Rent a “Tiki Hut” bar boat with some friends for drinks, music, and fun throughout the Destin Harbour
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
out door pool and new , oversized spa, electric patio grill, charcoal grills, washers and dryers on first floor. free on site parking
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Dec 01 - Dec 31 2023
Jan 01 - Jan 31 2024
Mar 06 - Mar 18 2024
Apr 01 - Apr 14 2024
Apr 15 - May 04 2024
Damage Waiver: $50
Tax Rate: 12%
Parking is free. Parking can be made available for R V's, boats and other watercraft. There are no pets allowed on property.
Last updated December 05, 2023
Hosted by Mike Wilson
Member since 2021
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Ruthie and I own 2 condos in the Destin area. We love the Scenic Gulf Drive area. We purchasedSummerspell 202 in 2001 because we absolutely loved the area and the view of the Gulf from the balcony.. My career has been in the hospitality industry where for 30 years I was with the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau. 20 of those years, I served as President and CEO. I understand the needs and expectations of of our guests and we do all possible to exceed those expectations and provide an outstanding and memorable vacation destination at a fair and reasonable price. We are from Northern Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati. Ruthie served as the office manager for a psychological counseling firm and was also a stay at home mom for many years for our 2 sons.
Why this property? For many reasons:
* it is an end condo on the second floor, easily accessible to the beach, pool/spa and all that Destin has to offer including a spectacular beach!!
*The condo has been updated with fresh paint throughout, new furniture and bedding, and no carpet
* new and larger smart tvs in the living room and bedroom.
By comparison, the condo is very affordable for couples and families.
Summerspell is a small collection of condos (30)—prefersdby many verses the large high rise properties.
Ruthie and I clearly understand that there are many choices of places to stay in and around Destin. We strive to exceed expectations and are always accessible by phone, email, and text for our visitors. Most of our rental business is return guests and as such, we want to provide as much value as possible for their rental investment with us.
The condo is beautiful, as is the setting!!
Guestbook comments from the host:
The Check in process was great. Mike is easy to get into touch with but there will be no need to contact…. The place has everything you need. Great location for pompanos joes food and deliveries. I sat on the balcony and could watch my kid swim in the pool and listen to the waves at night after the cars stopped passing by. There is Enough room and space for a small family to spread out with privacy but be close enough to be bothered. There is enough chairs and umbrellas that you could borrow. And he also has board games and a small Nintendo gaming console for the kids to keep them occupied. He thought of it all. I would definitely stay here again.
Absolutely love the location!!
This was our second time staying at this condo. We loved every bit of our vacation here. I would recommend this place to any one. We will definitely be returning. The condo had everything we needed and more.
My family loved being right across from the beach. Condo had everything we needed. Made us feel right at home!
Mike was great!! My family & I really enjoyed our stay!! :
Sun, Jun 5 – Sat, Jun 11, 2022
Summerspell never disappoints!
We had a wonderful family vacation at Summerspell 202. The condo was clean and well stocked. Everything worked the way it should. This was the perfect space for 3 adults and 2 kids. The view was great and the condo is in a perfect location! The condo is well stocked with not only items you need to live for the week but with all the things you need for the beach as well including chairs and an umbrella. No need to pack beach or pool toys because 202 has those too! Highly recommend!
Such a great location and peaceful stay! Thank you
Perfect location for the beavh
Only steps to the beach. A perfect location and walking distance to local shopping and dining. The place is clean and stocked for fun! Will definitely return.
Sat, Sep 4 – Sat, Sep 11, 2021
Labor day week in Destin
This is a nice property located conveniently across the street from beautiful Mirimar Beach. The 2nd floor balcony offered great views of the beach. The property owner Mike was very helpful and great to work with. I'd recommend staying here.
Mike was very responsive and accommodating. The location was convenient to everything. The unit was clean and very well equipped!
Had a wonderful time! The location was perfect and was everything we expected! Will definitely be returning!
post xmas get away
Loved the location as close to all, but also a little quiet oasis--the bathroom is small--there was only two of us so fine but would be difficult for 4. Also, nothing at all in the kitchen--not even salt and pepper. So make sure you bring all supplies
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: December 30, 2021
Hosted by Mike Wilson