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Description from owner

Welcome to Terrace at Pelican Beach Resort #307 - your home away from home!

This is by far the best location in Destin and we do EVERYTHING we can to make sure our guests love their time in our condo - just check our reviews!

A vacation in Destin is the perfect way to spend time with the family in a friendly environment. We seem to have a rush of summer bookings in the spring every year so we suggest you get ahead of the crowd and pick the best weeks as soon as you are able. We still offer discounts for booking even this time of year!

Our tastefully decorated condo has a large kitchen, 3 FULL SIZED bedrooms (no bunk room) and 3 FULL baths, covering 1400 square feet. There are two master suites with private baths, and a third bathroom for use by the third bedroom and other occupants. We also have a sleeper sofa for the extra kids and play yard type crib, making the capacity of the unit 8 people plus baby, large enough for your extended family or even two families!

Enjoy our large, fully accessorized kitchen with all standard appliances plus microwave, blender, coffee maker and toaster. The adjacent dining area has a capacity for 8 people. We have a washer and dryer in the unit for your use as well. Our home is decorated in light colors which we think makes it happy! The master suite has a private door out onto the large wrap around main balcony, a king size bed with a memory foam topper, dressing area & Jacuzzi tub in the private bath. The middle bedroom has twin beds with memory foam toppers adjacent to the hall bath. The 2nd master suite has a comfortable queen size bed with memory foam topper, and a private balcony. This is a fully accessorized suite with a wet bar, small refrigerator, microwave and separate climate controls. We have a play yard type crib for our little guests as well. All bedrooms have comfortable carpet, so there will be no cold, hard floors meeting your feet in the morning.

The living room is detailed with a 37" flat screen TV and DVD player, the master suite has a 32" flat screen TV with DVD, the second master suite has a 24" flat screen TV and the kids' room also has a 21" flat screen TV (4 TVs total!). Bring your laptop or tablet, as we have wireless high speed internet, and of course, local phone service.

The unit is conveniently located on the third floor, high enough to enjoy the view, but low enough to get you in and out quickly. Our unit is located on the beach side of the building (an important benefit as some 3/3 units are on the street side) so you can enjoy views of the ocean & see vistas of the lakes, fountain & picturesque bridge crossing in front of you from our wrap around balcony. If your kids are old enough to be at the pool alone, you can still watch them swim from the balcony. We are 250 - 300 yards from the beach via a dedicated boardwalk with no streets to cross, you never leave the property. The walk takes about 3 minutes or in the summer the golf cart style shuttle takes less than 30 seconds. Why pay $1000 more per week for a similar condominium directly on the beach? We can certainly think of better ways to spend that additional $1000!!!!!!

All amenities available at Pelican Beach Resort are at your disposal. The Terrace building has its own pool, hot tub, gas grills and exercise center, but as our guest, you may also use the two pools at the Pelican building, hot tub, baby pool, tennis courts, exercise center and sun deck, or enjoy a snack at the Market Cafe or a drink at the beach front Tiki Bar (both open seasonally - March through September). Kids can participate in the spring and summer Kid's Club activities. All of the pools are heated in fall, winter and spring, so swimming is available anytime! And of course, there is the beach, consistently voted one of Florida's best beaches. Enjoy the powder white sand between your toes, crystal green warm water and have fun, fun, fun!

Concerned about the busy vacation season? Don't be, we have many local professionals that we can call on to address any needs you may have, just call us. The Pelican Beach Resort also has a guarded entrance with manned security seasonally. Different colored flags are flown on the beach daily indicating the condition of the Gulf (this is very important). Our unit has a coded digital lock and we will personalize an entry code for you, no worrying about shared keys (or losing keys) or unauthorized access.

Stay with us during the 4th of July holiday as thanks to the wrap around balcony, on a clear night you can see fireworks in all directions. Same for New Year's but fewer people and pleasant weather, it can't be beat.

We will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions or would like more details about the condominium or location. We have many local people at our disposal, but we self manage this unit, and pass on the savings to you. We don't charge reservation fees, administrative fees or have other hidden costs, what you see here and on the rate schedule is what we charge. Not only do we rent this condominium, but we use it ourselves 4 to 5 times per year, insuring it is in top condition for our guests.

Rita speaks English, Spanish and French.

"Rita" Habla Espanol. "Rita" parle le français.

We look forward to hearing from you!!





Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4828985

About the area

We'd love to have you come stay with us in our very own home away from home. We traveled to Destin as children, and the memories are still fresh in our mind. We bought our condominium here so we could give our children the same memories, and invite you to enjoy this experience with your family! Destin is the perfect mix of activity and relaxation with something for everyone. And you know what they say, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Terrace at Pelican Beach Resort is located in the heart of Destin, close to shopping, many restaurants, and activities including golf, fishing, parasailing, dolphin cruises, diving, Big Kahuna's Water Theme Park (open in summer), the Track Theme Park and miniature golf and the Destin Harbor. Destin Commons, our local shopping district with trendy shops, restaurants, bars and a Cinemark theater is just a few miles down the road, and the Silver Sands Outlet Shops, with every name brand imaginable, are just a short distance farther! We chose this particular location because like most, we wanted to have everything close by if we needed it, but also be in a place where we could do nothing. The Beach is on our property! Big Kahuna Water Park (open in summer) is right across the street. If you can walk a little, the Track entertainment center with go karts, game room, and miniature golf is just down the road. However, we do recommend a car because there is so much more in Destin and the surrounding area that you really should not miss. Almost every type of restaurant is within a few miles of our condo. There is so much selection we still have not been to them all ourselves. There is a Miller's Ale House, Outback, Joe's Crab Shack, Fudpuckers (not Fuddruckers), Olive Garden, Osaka, Hooters, Applebee's, Carrabba's and Ruth's Chris just to name a few chains, and then many, many seafood and beach style restaurants. Also, Emeril Lagasse lives in the Destin area (and you might even be fortunate enough to see him, we were). He is opening an Emeril's in Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, just a few miles to the east.

Getting around

A car is your best bet, but there are cabs if you need them. There are a few things within walking distance but there is so much more to Destin that transportation is really necessary.

Getting here

Destin is accessible by air or car. We strongly recommend a car during your stay. Airports in Pensacola and Panama City, serviced by most major airlines, are about 50 miles away. NW Florida Regional Airport, also serviced by most airlines (except Southwest, sorry Texans), is even closer. Destin is about 30 miles south of Interstate 10, accessible via a number of state highways from either direction off I-10.

Interaction with guest

We are just a phone call or email away if you need anything! We want everyone to enjoy their time in our condo and that means we will help you with any issue that comes up, even if it is as simple as a restaurant recommendation.

Owner profile

Ken And Rita T.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

About the owner

Hello and thank you again for considering our condo for your Destin vacation! We are not agents, this is our personal condo and we are real people just like you who love Destin. We started as vacation renters ourselves, and loved NW Florida so much we decided we wanted more, so we bought this cond...

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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared indoor pool
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (11)

Excellent – based on 11 reviews Excellent
11 reviews

“Amazing Condo!”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2017

Just wrapped up 9 weeks at this wonderful condo! It is spacious, clean, well appointed. The location is wonderful with many restaurants and stores within walking distance, and even more within driving distance. The beach is a 4 minute walk without any streets to cross ... with chairs, umbrellas and even beach toys provided by the gracious host and hostess. The amenities (pool, fitness & hot tub) are clean and in great working order. There are plenty of places to walk around the neighbourhood. If you are there during the "busy" season, the Big Kahuna, and a mini golf course, are located across the street from the complex. Consider this accommodation the next time you are looking for a safe, clean place to take your family to, or just retreat to as a couple.

Owner's reply: We are happy you enjoyed your winter vacation and thank you again for staying with us! We are always happy to provide our northern friends a respite from the snow and ice. We're glad the location suited you, we love it too, right in the middle of everything! Best wishes for the rest of the year. Ken and Rita

“Great condo”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2016

Just spent a week at this condo. Great location. Very comfortable. We will definitely stay there again for our next trip to Destin.

Owner's reply: Jennifer we are glad you enjoyed your vacation in our condo. Fall is always a perfect time to be in Destin. We look forward to hearing from you again!

“Simply Beautiful”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2016

The condo meet all expectations. Very close to the beach, rooms are spacious and a great view from the wrap around balcony. My kids enjoyed every minute of it. Pool was very clean and spacious. I would definitely without hesitation recommend this condo. Planning our next trip already and will stay here again.

Owner's reply: We are so happy the condo met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again.

“Pelican Beach Terrace 307”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2016

This was our first time in Destin and we loved our stay. The condo we rented was beautiful and maintained very well. It was spacious and provided plenty of room for our family of 6. It was a 2 minute walk to the beach. The pool located in our building was very nice. I would recommend this rental. The owners Ken and Rita were very accommodating and answered all of our questions. We loved it!

Owner's reply: We are glad your first trip to Destin was memorable and thank you again for allowing us to open our home to you! Our first trip to the Terrace was almost 6 years ago, and during the winter holidays. Our first full day there the low was 28 degrees, which is rare for Destin. Still, we loved the area and the building (especially the heated pool) so much we bought this condo and are there 4 or 5 times a year every year - it never gets old as it is our second home.

“Best place in Destin!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2015

We rented this condo for our family vacation and were very pleased! The condo is spacious, clean, nicely decorated and well equipped with everything needed to cook meals. The views are nice and the property is in a great location. There's plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby, including a nice water park right across the street. We really enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back! Thank you Ken and Rita for sharing your condo with our family!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the nice words and we are glad you enjoyed your time in our condo. The water park is a favorite for our kids too. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and look forward to hearing from you again.

“Perfect Spot!”

Reviewed 20 May 2015

My husband and I rented this condo along with 3 other friends of ours. We were on a tight budget and didn't think we could afford anything nice! We came across this place and couldn't believe how nice it was with such a reasonable price tag. The condo was huge and the rooms were beautiful. The location was perfect... We were somewhat difficult to work with but Ken and Rita went out of there way to make sure everything went smoothly. I have saved this info and we will definitely be back!

Owner's reply: Devan, thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the condo and Destin. We are always happy to work with our servicemen and their families, and appreciate everything you all do for us. We look forward to hearing from you again.

“Great Experience”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2013

We stayed there for my daughter's wedding! Couldn't have asked for better for what we wanted and needed! Plenty of room! We entertained quite a bit there and it was lovely. The place was clean, nicely decorated and well equipped with things. Pleny of glasses, dishes, flatware, etc. Views were nice as well. It has been well taken care of and it shows. I would recommend it. This is the first time we have rented anyone's property, we usually go to a hotel, so I was a little nervous about doing this, but extremely happy with our experience!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the kind words, and congratulations again on the wedding. We are glad the condo suited your needs and those of your friends and guests. We look forward to hearing from you again!

“Excellent Condominium!!! Top Notch!!!”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2011

We really enjoyed staying in this condo unit for the entire week in July, 2011. The condo was very big, it has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The balcony gave us a good view of the ocean (about 300 yards away) and also a good view of the beautiful lake near by. There was a washer and dryer locating in this condo unit, and that was very convenient because we didn't have to pack alot of clothes for the trip. There was another plus about this condo unit: The distance from this building to the beach was about the length of three football fields. So it's not too far for a short exercise walk, and it's not too close to the beach where some of the crowd's noise may wake you up from time to time at night. As far as Internet access, there was a DSL modem in the kitchen so you can use the Internet by simply plugging the Ethernet cable (already available and attached to the modem) to your laptop. But this means you will have to sit near the modem to use the Internet. What we did was we brought our own wireless router and simply plug the Ethernet cable (see above) into our router and voila... wireless Internet for everyone in our family who used their own laptops! We stayed in this condo unit during the July 4th week, but the beach was not very crowded at all. There were more people than usual, but it was not like elbows to elbows. Lots of room on the beach! Also, there was NOT a single trace of oil from the BP oil spill. Absolutely No Oil ll!!! Just beautiful clear water and white sugary sandy beach. The only thing we didn't like about the beach was sometimes when there was extremely high wind (storm), the seaweeds would be blown toward the beach. At least one day during our stay, there was lots of seaweeds. By the way, although the beach was not crowded, but the street traffic was heavy because it was during the July 4th holidays!!! When leaving Pelican Beach Resorts, it was impossible to make left turns between 9AM and 8PM. Our family members joked that if anyone of us could make left turn (safely) from 9AM to 8PM, then next year that person can stay here for free and we'd pay for all of his/her expenses :) Overall, I would give this give this condo unit 307 5/5 stars. The staff at the resorts also 5/5 stars, the Terrace building was very clean so it gets 5/5 stars. The entire Pelican Beach Resorts also deserves an overall rating of 5/5 stars. The owners of this condo unit also get 5/5 stars because they were very nice, helpful, and profesional Thank you!

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