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About this rental
We live in Destin, and manage our recently renovated top floor GULF VIEW Beach Resort Condominium home ourselves. There are no added fees-PERIOD! No management fees, no booking fees, no resort fees, no service fees. We include daily beach service of one umbrella and 2 chairs March through October. Private garage parking space #505 and WIFI are included. Be our guest!
BEACH RESORT CONDOMINIUM is a modern low-rise (5 story) 64 unit building located on 2 acres on Sandy Cay Drive in the Destin-area beach community of Miramar Beach, Florida. Our nonsmoking/no pets Unit 505 is a Gulf View Vacation Condo, 1 large Bedroom with king bed and a Bunk Room with twin bunks, 2 Baths. Occupancy is 4 guests. No more than 4 guests, please. Directly managed by local Owners. Rental schedule is Saturday to Saturday Weekly Only During Busy Seasons. Rental Includes private garage parking, WIFI and local owners' help with your questions about our property and community resources.
Beach Resort Condominium, built in 2006, has many wonderful amenities which families enjoy, including a seasonally heated and tropically landscaped 5,000 sq. ft. bi-level pool. The larger pool is zero-entry with a mushroom fountain that small children love. There are 9,000 sq. ft. of pool patio area, rest rooms, patio chairs and recliners, 5 outdoor grills, 2 shaded dining areas, and a heated spa. A private beach area of 300 feet on the Gulf of Mexico is located 400 feet to the east of the building. We provide our guests with seasonal beach service which is one umbrella and 2 chairs set up daily with the rental of our condominium home.
In order to provide more comfortable guest seating in our family room, we replaced the sofa sleeper with a comfortable quality family room couch in 2020. Our guest accommodation is perfect for up to four guests, with a beautiful king-sized bed and adjoining bath, and a separate bunkroom suite with twin bunks and private bathroom with shower .
ALL FABULOUS AND FUN AND NEW FOR 2020/2021! Come enjoy our new look with your Destin hosts Bob and Diane. We are the original owners and love our Beach Resort #505 condominium home. We have new vinyl plank floors in the bedroom, new mattress and four poster bed, new paint throughout in the newest shades of gray, high end sofa (not a sleeper!), chair, art work, family room end table and coffee table, new dining table and chairs, fresh and fabulous designer made teal black out curtains in the family room. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Phenominal Gulf View Condominium Rental BY OWNER from our TOP FLOOR one bedroom/one bunk room/two bath 1046 sq. ft., family friendly, NONSMOKING/NO PETS condominium rental located in Destin, Florida's Miramar Beach community. Sorry, but we are able to offer Saturday to Saturday rentals only. Both bathrooms adjoin both bedrooms. BEST BED ON THE BEACH! Relax and refresh on our new high end hotel style mattress. Free WI-FI Internet and in building covered garage parking. See our video on YouTube. Local Owners! Lots of extras! Experience one of Destin's most popular small resorts with top-rated Beach amenities and a pool that is second to none! DAILY FREE BEACH SERVICE IS INCLUDED MARCH 1 TO OCTOBER 31. One of only 15 top (5th) floor condominium homes offering Beach Resort amenities with a bird's eye penthouse view! Location still makes a difference! See the fishing boats, parasails, pelicans, ospreys and sea gulls, and perhaps a dolphin from your family room and balcony, all designed with your enjoyment in mind.
We live and work in Destin, Florida. Let us tell you what is new in our community and share some of our local favorites for dining, golf, fishing, parks, shopping and more! We also have an oversized garage parking space so your car can stay cool while you enjoy the beach.
We also own a one bedroom one bath condominium in Destin, Florida at Sterling Shores /5360.
We look forward to welcoming you to our coastal home town--DESTIN, FL.!
WE LOVE DESTIN! We live in Destin, Florida, and are business owners here. We enjoy sharing our bit of paradise with our guests from a locals' point of view. Our goal is to help make this your favorite beach vacation ever with special tips on fishing, golf, restaurants, shopping, hiking, and adventures of all kinds. Family memories are what brought us here to live permanently in 1995, and we want your family memories to bring you back again and again! Here are our top 20 things to do on YOUR beach vacation:Fill your lungs with salt air, get sand between your toes, chase some seagulls, get a good tan, ride a wave,watch the sunset, learn some island songs, hike on a nature trail, build a sandcastle, eat lots of seafood, relax with a good book, see a dolphin or two, rent a wave runner or pontoon boat in Destin Harbor, catch a fish, play putt putt golf, play 18 holes on a signature golf course, shop 'til you drop, go snorkeling, take a flashlight to the beach at night to find a ghost crab, MAKE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!
Diane and Bob Fiore purchased this condominium home new in 2006
Why Kids Love It
Why Diane and Bob Fiore chose Destin, Florida
We vacationed in Destin, Florida as children ourselves and then as young marrieds with children of our own. When our youngest was accepted to Florida State, we decided to live where we had always vacationed, quit our jobs in Jacksonville, and moved to begin a new life here. We still marvel at the beauty of this special place and are grateful every time we see the emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico and walk on the soft white sand.
Beach Resort is Newer, and located in Destin's Miramar Beach community. Close to shopping at Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Whole Foods,The Fresh Market, Wal-Mart, Publix, Baytown Wharf and Grand Boulevard; Golf at Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Indian Bayou, Sandestin Resort, Emerald Bay, Seascape Santa Rosa Beach Club, Golf Garden; Fishing charters at Destin Harbor; Topsail Hill and Henderson Beach State Parks; Big Kahuna's Water Park& The Track Amusement Park; and lots more.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH!! Isn't that why you are here? Welcome!
Favorite Places To Eat
We have so many! We like to be tourists in our own hometown! Just ask us about our current favorites! However, our top choice is to get a sandwich from Publix and take it to one of our award winning state parks. We love Henderson, Tops'l, Grayton Beach and Eden Florida State Parks. They all have picnic tables and bathrooms.
Our favorite restaurants include lunch at Harbor Docks, Dewey Destin's with a view of Crab Island for a snapper or grouper sandwich, Pompano Joe's which is a short stroll from Beach Resort and is gulf front with outdoor seating. Our favorite burger PERIOD! is McGuire's Irish Pub, favorite Mexican is La Paz. Best kitchen for great everything seafood is Vintage at Grand Boulevard.
Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn has just been named #11 of 25 top romantic restaurants by Trip Advisor for 2019
What makes this condo unique. Come see our NEW look! Fresh and wonderful for 2022.
Our Covid 19 Response:
We would like to share with you the steps that we are taking to keep our condominium homes and guests stay safe and healthy.
Below are just a few of the extra steps we're taking to help ensure our condominium homes are ready for your arrival.
Our Professional clean team has been Covid 19 Clean Certified.
• Towels and linens are laundered offsite.
• Welcome books and any other "high touch" items like magazines will be put away.
• Cleaning staff wears gloves.
• Only FDA approved cleaning products and CDC or medical grade disinfectants are used.
• We removed all decorative pillows and bed comforters.
• Blankets are changed between guests and replaced with one that have been sanitized.
• Our welcome will be warm and inviting. Your safety and health are our top concern. We want you to have a fun and relaxing vacation—as always!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
As I check the boxes of amenities near by, I realize how much our community has to offer. I think you can find almost all of these things in our area. We have the largest designer outlet mall and fantastic gourmet dining, but we also have a zoo in Gulf Breeze and a wolf preserve in Chipley as well as E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport. Some of the most scenic national, state and local parks are nearby. We have a water park, miniature golf, movie theaters, bowling and any kind of water sport you can think of. We have award winning state parks with outstanding hiking and beaches and even hiking TO beaches. Chautauqua Winery is in nearby Defuniak Springs. You can take a scuba lesson or learn to surf, and we have even had whale sightings in our part of the Gulf! We are a world class fishing and golfing destination. You can have bicycles delivered right to the front door. Our pool is heated seasonally which is a wonderful amenity, and the spa is always heated.
Come on down! We live in Destin, Florida, and look forward to sharing our community with you!
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Hosted by Bob and Diane Fiore
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We love Beach Resort! We are the original owners and live locally, so we are able to manage our own property. We take great pride in our top floor gulf-view vacation home. We vacationed for many years in Destin before we bought a home in 1987. Finally, in 2006 we quit our jobs in Jacksonville, Florida and moved to where our hearts lived--at the beach! Our daughters and their families soon joined us, so we have been very fortunate to watch their children grow in a small town with all the quality education and amenities of other areas.
Yes, we have been blessed!
Why this property? We love everything about Beach Resort! The private gulf front beach just a short stroll is perfect for us and our guests. We enjoy being able to provide free beach service from a vendor seasonally which is so convenient for visiting families especially with children. We like the small size with only 64 units while still having the largest and best pool in the area. Lots of families enjoy the bi-level pool and the heated spa as much as they do our soft, white sandy beach. We like them all!
We enjoy our state parks and the opportunity they provide for hiking and quiet reflection. We both love to fish, and Destin has the largest fishing fleet in Florida.
We love the festivals year round-art, music, and wine festivals are favorites of many of our guests who plan vacations around a special event.
Coming to Destin is getting easier and easier as new affordable add new routes airlines. We are always happy to answer your questions.
Guestbook comments from the host:
Our stay at this Beach Resort condo was nothing short of PERFECT! The bunks were comfortable and the master bed was amazing. The kitchen has all the amenities of home, including a crockpot for easy dinners to enjoy the Florida sun. The condo was clean, linens were soft, the complex was quiet and the space was the perfect size. The pool area was clean, we swam in the heated side as the temps were still cool during the day. We spent time on the beach and had daily chair service with an umbrella included in our rental. I cannot say enough good things about this condo or the owners. Bob & Diane were so nice, very responsive to any questions I had before and during our trip. I highly recommend this condo and already looking forward to our next trip!
We just returned from Destin after a very relaxing two week stay! When we first arrived we noticed how clean the unit looked and smelled. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Bob and Diane even left us an amazing key lime pie in the fridge. They were so nice to work with from beginning to end. The master bed was very comfortable. Beach service was especially nice, thank you Bob and Diane for allowing us to stay in your condo. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated, we will certainly be back!
Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
Stayed: June 2016
Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
This was a perfect condo and vacation spot. The bed was so comfortable, kitchen well stocked, wonderful pool and covered parking spot. Even though I did meet the owners they were very accommodating and wanted to assure I had an awesome relaxing vacation which I did. I hope to return! Thank you for a great week in your condo
We came to the beach resort for a family vacation. We have 2 younger children. When we walked in, we immediately noticed the space and high ceilings! It seemed huge to us and it was nice to have for the week. The pool is large, which our boys loved and we also enjoyed time in the hot tub! It is a very short walk to the beach, which we went to every day. Bob and Diane were great hosts and answered every question we had about the area and things to do. We loved that they were local! The Key Lime Pie was a nice treat to have during the week. We loved everything about this place and would recommend it highly to anyone! If you are looking for an awesome place to stay and awesome people to deal with, then this is your place!
Submitted: May 9, 2017
Stayed: April 2017
Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
We have stayed in Bob and Diane’s condo for the last 10 years, sometimes coming twice in the year. Bob and Diane are one of the reasons we keep coming back. They make renting so easy and are always available to answer any questions you may have. Secondly, the condo itself. It is beautifully decorated and has everything you will need for your vacation. The pool is one of the best around. The zero entry is perfect for families with small children and the bigger pool is heated during the cooler months. It is a short walk to the beach where you will find two chairs and an umbrella waiting for you. It is also within walking distance of several great restaurants. You will not regret renting this condo. We will definitely keep coming back.
Stayed: April 2022 Submitted: April 18, 2022
Thank you, Tony and Lisa. We always look forward to welcoming you. We have come to think of you as part of our extended family. We are delighted you enjoy our new and refreshed look. Your comments are very important to us, and we appreciate you telling us about your vacation in Beach Resort 505. Our very warmest Destin regards, Diane and Bob
Great hosts and great location.
Diane and Bob Fiore made it so easy to rent the condo from start to finish. Condo is wonderful and has everything you need.Treats in fridge we’re great. Views from the balcony were gorgeous the grounds were beautiful. Also, really liked the gated security. Would absolutely recommend the condo and hope to be able to stay again.
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: April 08, 2022
Thank you so much for telling others what you like about our condominium home. It was our pleasure to welcome you and hope to see you again. Happy Spring! Diane and Bob
Beautiful Tropical Retreat!
Our family loved our stay in Destin! This property exceeded our expectations in so many ways! Upon arrival everything was just as listed and even more beautiful than the pictures could capture! The condo was very spacious and clean and included EVERYTHING you could need for your stay! We loved the pantry and being able to place all of our groceries away to keep our space tidy! The view was gorgeous and pool was exceptional! The resort was very secure and safe and so well kept with landscaping. Everything was beautiful! We enjoyed an evening BBQ one evening while the kids were in the pool! We went during a very busy time and always had chairs available at the pool and nice setup at the beach each day. People were very friendly and this was definitely a family friendly area which was wonderful! Beautiful beach and aqua water each day of our vacation! Bob and Diane were so excellent to answer all my questions prior to arrival! Enjoyed getting to meet Bob and what a thoughtful gesture with the treat for our family! We absolutely will be staying here again and hope to make this our yearly vacation spot!
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: July 23, 2021
Thank you for your generous and thoughtful review of Beach Resort 505. We are delighted you and your family made lasting memories in our Destin condominium home; that means so much to us. As locals, we take your vacation very seriously and try to give our guests an experience that will bring you back!! We love our beach community and are so happy you do, too. We hope to have you back often!
Our favorite place to stay in Destin.
We have stayed in this same unit for the last few years. I believe it is the best location on Mirimar/ Destin beach. It is convenient to casual restaurants. The pool is absolutely the nicest, and it has a hot tub , a kiddie area, grills, shade and lots of lounge chairs. This unit includes garage parking in the best spot- the last one on the end. Private and safe. The condo is clean and fresh with cool AC. The beds are comfortable. Everything you could need is provided by Bob and Diane. They are just a phone call away to assist if anything comes up. We love this place, but SSHHHH. Don’t tell everyone. We like the peace and quiet there
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 12, 2021
We always look forward to welcoming you and your family. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you over the years. Thank you for making so many family memories at Beach Resort 505, and for your kind words. In friendship, Diane and Bob
We loved this Condo! Beautiful location, comfortable atmosphere, clean and beautiful decor. The owners are very pleasant to work with. The area is very good for walking. Hope to return next year!
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 06, 2021
Thank you, Janet, We are glad to know your family vacation here was enjoyable. You traveled a very long way to reach the Emerald Coast, and we hope very much to host a return visit. Have a wonderful Summer! Our kindest Destin regards, Bob and Diane Fiore
Wonderful place to stay!
The rental unit is very clean and has a wonderful view. The furniture is really nice and the master bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed the location and didn't mind the walk to the private beach just a block from the building. Having the umbrella and two chairs set up for us each day was so wonderful! The owners, Diane and Bob, are the nicest people who really respond to anything you may need. This is a very nice complex and the pool area is the real draw for families. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. However, and this isn't to distract from the rental unit as that was excellent, the spa area needs better signage with clearly defined rules to indicate small children, babies, rafts & floats should not be in the spa.
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: May 18, 2021
Thank you for your visit to our Beach Resort Condominium home, Linda. Our Association leadership will consider your recommendation for improved signage at the spa regarding young children. We understand your disappointment with your experience with the spa. We hope our Association will move to address your concern. Have a wonderful summer.Kindest Destin regards, The Fiore's
Wonderful place to stay!
The rental unit is very clean and has a wonderful view. The furniture is really nice and the master bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed the location and didn't mind the walk to the private beach just a block from the building. Having the umbrella and two chairs set up for us each day was so wonderful! The owners, Diane and Bob, are the nicest people who really respond to anything you may need. This is a very nice complex and the pool area is the real draw for families. However, and this isn't to distract from the rental unit as that was excellent, the spa area needs better signage with clearly defined rules to indicate small children, babies, rafts & floats should not be in the spa.
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: May 18, 2021
Thank you for your concerns about the young children in the spa, Linda. Our management company has taken your concerns very seriously. We do expect better signage next time you visit. Bob and I appreciate your time reviewing our condominium 505 at Beach Resort with its top floor view and covered garage space. We are also glad you enjoyed our fresh, and newly renovated furnishings. We just love our new look and are glad you did, too. We look forward to welcoming you again! Have a happy summer!
Beautiful, Relaxing, Comfortable and Clean!
We stayed as snowbirds for a couple months it was beyond our expectation! The view is incredible: imagine waking up to the ocean every day! And a special surprise, you can see the sunset from the front door! The elevator, heated pool and covered parking made it even more comfortable and enjoyable. The furniture is updated and comfortable and our son loved the bunk beds, which felt very sturdy and safe. Two bathrooms was also a bonus. We loved Unit 505 at Beach Resort! Thank you Diane and Bob for being the most gracious and helpful hosts!
Stayed: January 2021 Submitted: May 12, 2021
Thank you so much for being our winter guests. We enjoyed having you and your sweet family. I remember your little one enjoying the heated pool, and it gives me a smile to think what fun children have. It's hard to imagine being able to swim outdoors when you are from New Jersey! We hope you will keep in touch. We appreciate your kind words about our Beach Resort unit #505. We look forward to having you again!
Great unit, great spot, great people! We loved our time at Beach Resort 505. Our 4 year old twins had a blast in the pool, at the beach, and with the bunk beds. Everything you need is taken care of and everything is close by. The parking garage spot and beach chairs were great bonuses! It’s also beautifully furnished.
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: April 09, 2021
Thank you so much for taking time in your busy life to review our Beach Resort 505 condominium home. I know other families who are considering a beach vacation will find it very useful; Beach Resort is an amazing destination for families to make lasting memories. We hope you will enjoy Beach Resort with your 5 year old twins, your six year old twins, your seven your old twins....!! It was our pleasure to have you, and we hope to welcome you year after year.
We were very pleased from the minute we arrived! It was very clean and we loved the decor! The king bed was so comfortable, we had no problem sleeping in! The beach service was a definite plus! Bob and Diane are always very nice and helpful! We look forward to coming back next year!
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: October 31, 2020
Hello Mike and Rhonda. It is always our pleasure to host your beach vacation at Beach Resort #505. Thank you so much for being such fabulous guests. We look forward to seeing you next year! Thank you so much for your kind review. It means so much to us and to other families who want a great place to stay at an affordable price! Our very kindest personal regards, Bob and Diane
Wonderful! Didn’t want to leave!
We really enjoyed our stay at Beach Resort 505! The view of the gulf from our condo was amazing! The pool was really nice. We loved the private beach. The condo is very nicely decorated and clean. We loved having two full bathrooms. We’d love to stay there again! We were sad when our week was over.
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: June 28, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation visit at our Beach Resort Condominium home. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back. Happy Summer! Bob and Diane Fiore
The condo was just recently remodeled and had everything we needed for our stay. Would have no problem staying there again. The owners were very accommodating and even provided a nice treat when we arrived. A very nice couple.
Stayed: March 2020 Submitted: April 06, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review of our Beach Resort 505 condominium home. Bob and I enjoyed having you as guests and hope to welcome you back whenever your heart needs a beach break!
Magnificent view , clean
Like the title says magnificent view , clean , This is our 3rd time staying in beach resort , it’s our first time in Bob and Diane’s unit , love the pool and the barbecue stations by the pool and the easy access to the beach , Bob and Diane are very accommodating, love the key lime pie nice touch , we will be back next year !
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: July 28, 2019
Thank you for your very warm comments about our Beach Resort #505 vacation rental. Our guests are very important to us, and your vacation and your family memories are are #1 priority. We are delighted you had a beach vacation that will keep you coming back! Our family also loves the pool, and our younger grandchildren especially like the zero entry feature. We hope you had many magical moments. We hope to welcome you back! Our warmest Destin regards, Diane and Bob Fiore
This condo was immaculate in cleanliness. The property is gorgeous! It is very easy communicating with the owners and they respond immediately when conversing with them. I highly recommend this condo. You won’t be disappointed!!
Stayed: May 2019 Submitted: May 11, 2019
Happy Spring, Candi!! Thank you for your kind words regarding Beach Resort 505. Future guests will appreciate knowing about your experience. We hope to welcome you often!
A little peace of heaven
Our family of 6 stayed at Bob and Diane’s condo at Christmas 2018. From the moment we entered the condominium we knew our vacations will be pretty special! Spacious and testfuly decorated brought smiles to all our faces. And in the living room waited for us Christmas tree and and a great bowl of fresh fruits that Bob and Diane were so thoughtful and prepared for us!!!!! Heated Pool and jacuzzi were very well maintained and we spent many hours in it. Even though we were is Destin in December our kids still were able to go to the beach and even had boogie boards fun in the water that surprisingly wasn’t to cold for that time of the year!!! We had a magical time and we cannot wait to return! Bob and Diane were an excellent hosts and very knowledge about local dining and places to see. Thank you Bob and Diane for sharing your home with us!!!!’
Stayed: December 2018 Submitted: February 11, 2019
We very much enjoyed having you celebrate Christmas at Beach Resort and are delighted you had a great time. We especially enjoy the beach in the winter, and it sounds like you did, too! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our future guests. We hope you will come often! Bob and Diane Local ownersDestin, Florida.
We stay in this condo every time we visit Destin. It is the perfect size for our family of 4. The kitchen is well equipped. The bed is the best we have found on vacation. The pool is perfect for our children. The beach is beautiful! The beach service is awesome. There is even a parking spot in the garage. We have stayed here at least 10 times are are always pleased. Bob and Diane are great to work with and always willing to help or accommodate in any way. We consider Beach Resort #505 our home away from home!! Thanks Bob and Diane!!
Stayed: October 2018 Submitted: December 27, 2018
Thank you, Rochelle. You and your family are delights, and we feel like you are part of our family, too! You have always been perfect in every way, and we appreciate you for thinking of us and Beach Resort 505 whenever the beach is calling your name. We look forward to making many more family memories together!! Warmest Destin regards, Diane and Bob
Wonderful condo close to the beach, great owner!
We stayed in this condo in July 2018. Everything was as promised, and exactly as stated in property description. Condo is less than a 100 meters from the gorgeous beach. Beach service was great. Everything in the condo was in working condition. The pool and hot tub were in well kept as well. The owner was very responsive and helpful. Overall, highly recommend this condo, and will definitely stay again! Thank you!
Stayed: July 2018 Submitted: July 30, 2018
Thank you for coming to Destin and enjoying our beach communiy with your family, Natalie. It was a pleasure hosting hour vacation, and we hope you will return. Beach Resort is a perfect location for a family beach vacation, and we are especially happy that you enjoyed our Hip view vacation condominium rental. We hope you will come again! Local owners, Bob and Diane Destin, Flight.