Budget Friendly Affordable Destin Vacation Rental

4 Reviews

From $35 / night

Budget Friendly Affordable Destin Vacation Rental
1 bedrooms
4 guests
3 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $85 - $130
Per week: $600 - $850
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Destin vacation condo rental
Let's face it, family vacation rentals in Destin Florida are not cheap. During peak summer rental seasons, you can expect to pay upwards of $2000 per week for a one bedroom condo that is directly on the beach. Here at 'Blu By You' we strive to offer affordable options for small families and couples who want to enjoy all that Destin has to offer without breaking the bank.

'Blu By You' is a clean, updated, well appointed, spacious alternative to a hotel room. Our little vacation space is full of value. Complete with a fully stocked kitchen, laundry facilities, room to stretch out in multiple living areas with adequate seating, not just a bed. With two tv viewing areas, the kids can enjoy their evening tv downtime while the adults sit out on the back patio by the lake and unwind, or unwind in bed with a tv of their own. This makes it the perfect Destin vacation deal!

'Blu By You' is a budget friendly Destin Beach Vacation Condo Rental. It is a one bedroom, one bathroom first floor unit that sits on the lake. Parking is at the unit and is only steps from your front door. Newly remodeled in January 2014 with all of the amenities and comforts of home.

You are steps away from water, no matter where you turn! From the beautiful powder soft sand beaches that Destin is known for, the resorts stocked fishing and turtle pond, or one of the 3 swimming pools available to all guests, you are sure to have plenty of water fun on your next family vacation.

'Blu By You' is in the heart of Destin, it is close to many of Destin's popular attractions and within walking distance if you choose, however, most people drive to many of Destin's family attractions.

If you have never visited Destin or the Gulf Coast Area, you are in for a treat. Destin is not like the Jersey Shore area with boardwalks. Although you can surely walk around Destin, you are selling yourself short and not taking advantage of all that the Gulf Coast has to offer if you do not get in your car and explore the area. You can drive 20 miles towards Panama Beach and visit two other great State Parks, Grayton Beach or TopSail Beach State Park. In the other direction towards Pensacola, you can visit Navarre Beach and the Gulf Islands National Seashore which was ranked #3 on Trip Advisor's 2013 Best Beaches in the United States! Again get a glimps of nature in its most beautiful and unspoiled state.

'Blu By You' is next door to Destin's only water and amusement park 'Big Kahuna's'. Voted one of the Best Waterparks in America by the Travel Channel! With more than 40 Water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna's offers something for every member of the family. You can't do it all in just one day! Parking is not free, why not save the cost and walk?

We are also within walking distance to 'The Track' Family Fun and Recreation Center, which includes bumper rides, go karts, mini golf, and more.

'Blu By You' is near all of the great shopping that Destin has to offer. The Commons, Destin's premier outdoor mall is 3 miles away. Right next to Bass Pro Shops! Not even 8 miles away is Destin's outlet shopping center 'Silver Sands'. Walmart Supercenter is only a mile away. Under 5 miles away is the Harbor Walk Village.

Henderson Beach State Park is 1 mile away and for $6 per car your family can enjoy 6000 feet of nearly deserted sugary white sand and emerald green waters with covered picnic areas, air conditioned bathrooms, outdoor showers, playgrounds, abundant parking and hiking trails. This is Destin's best kept secret. Tucked away between hotel and condo high rises and beach chair and umbrella rainbows, is a pristine place along one of the most picturesque stretches of Florida's Panhandle coastline. Get a glimpse of what Destin and the Gulf shores looked like before development. Pack a picnic lunch, a good book, and enjoy the most peaceful day you and your family will have in Destin. My first ever view of the Spectacular Destin Beaches was from the boardwalk of this hidden gem. I have been in love ever since. The park is open 365 days per year from 8:00 am to sundown.

Lori Cook

Area Information
Blu By You is located in the Heart of Destin. In the center of it all you will find our rental close to everything that Destin has to offer. No matter where you turn you are just steps from water. Beaches, Lakeside, Waterparks, Ocean, all at your finger tips and toes. Restaurants are within walking distance or you can get in your car and drive to many of the popular attractions nearby.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Lori Cook

Lori Cook

Lori Cook

  • School:

    Ravenna High School, Kent State University
  • About:

    I live in Ravenna. I am married to Rick and we are the proud parents of one boy who is 13. I work at Kent State University in the Bursar's Office....
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 01 2017 Mar 28 2017 $110 $115 $700 - 3 Nights
Mar 28 2017 May 23 2017 $110 $120 $725 - 3 Nights
May 23 2017 Aug 01 2017 $125 $130 $850 - 3 Nights
Aug 01 2017 Sep 08 2017 $110 $115 $750 - 3 Nights
Sep 06 2017 Oct 31 2017 $85 $95 - - 3 Nights
Sep 08 2017 Oct 17 2017 $105 $110 $725 - 3 Nights
Nov 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 $90 - $600 $1,050 3 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: Cleaning Checkout Fee $75.00

Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Destin, Florida

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4 reviews
Rebel Lee Hagan

Great Place

Rebel Lee Hagan

Nashville TN

Great Place

August 15, 2014

Beautiful little condo, newly furnished with all the little extras. Lori Cook was so easy to work with and accommodating. The condo is a little more downtown Destin than we thought, but near enough to all of the sites, restaurants and shops. It was quiet and peaceful considering how busy the street outside the complex was! Perfect for a couple or small family. If I had to list a con it would be the bed. But that's only because I never sleep well in any bed but mine! I promise you will love this little place!

Michelle Satcher

Newly Renovated Condo

Michelle Satcher

White, Ga

Newly Renovated Condo

May 1, 2014

Pro's: We really liked the look of the inside of this condo, they did a great job on the remodel, and it was decorated quite nicely. The condo was also pretty clean. The owners provided plenty of good quality blankets, towels (beach & bathroom) and sheets. The kitchen was stocked with everything you might need when your on vacation. (You can tell the owners put a lot of thought and effort into making sure those little things people often forget to bring when they go on vacation were provided). Also, everything in the kitchen was nice and new and matched the decor of the condo (a lot of turquoise :)). Overall, the inside of the condo was very tastefully done. The owner was easy to communicate with and answered any questions or concerns we had in a timely manner. Cons: The sofa is not the most comfortable; we did have a difficult time getting into a comfortable position when we watched movies. The bed has a memory foam mattress, which may work well for a lot of people, but was too soft for our backs (as we are used to a firmer mattress). You will need to drive in order to get to the closest public beach, it's simply too far to walk. The outside of the condo, and the complex is little bit older (from the 70's) and might could use a little bit more attention. (Although, I don't think that is the condo owners responsibility).

Heather Brady

We can't wait to go back

Heather Brady

Cleveland, Ohio USA

We can't wait to go back

April 16, 2014

I absolutely loved staying at this condo. The location and amenities make it a great value. Everything in the condo is modern and new and the decorations and furnishings are just so comfortable and inviting. The bed is amazing! Loved the completely stocked kitchen, no plastic forks or plates here and everything matched! We loved waking up to the view of the small lake or sitting on the patio in the evening and the kids enjoyed fishing and feeding the turtles. The place is private and quiet and perfect for a small family or a couples retreat. The 3 pools are convenient and many days we had them all to ourselves. We loved not having to worry about losing a key the keyless lock was so convenient. We can't wait to go back!

Tom Hickinbotham

Great place to stay!

Tom Hickinbotham

Milwaukee WI USA

Great place to stay!

March 25, 2014

Quiet and private setting, on a lake full of fish, with tennis courts and 3 pools. Very nice, clean, and near everything. You will like it!

Lori Cook

Owner's reply:

We were lucky to have you. Thanks for taking such great care of the place.


Owner Supplied Testimonials

Our stay was perfect! After staying at Lori's condo, we would never even consider staying anywhere else while visiting Destin. It is quite obvious that she spent a great deal of time making everything ideal. The place is very cozy and comfortable. We were rained out during one day of our vacation and we still enjoyed ourselves thoroughly by taking advantage of the flat screens and movie selections, as well as fully equipped and stylish kitchen. My family really appreciated the extra love put into every room; the memory foam added to the bed and the pullout, for example. We were also smitten with the tranquil river flowing outside the back sliding doors. We honestly could not have found a better location. We spent several days entirely entertained and never had to travel more than 10 miles in any direction from the condo. The emerald beaches and pristine white sands are only a hop skip and a jump away. We were surrounded by some of the best food and entertainment we've ever experienced. Lori was an absolute pleasure to do business with. She was very responsive and informative from the start of our planning, providing us with directions details and suggestions as well as anything else we need help with during our stay. This is our first airbnb experience and the bar has been set very high! We highly recommend this lovely condo for any small family Destin getaway!!!!

Dana W, Lakeland Florida

April 2014

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What makes your rental different from all of the rest?
A: Blu By You was remodeled in January 2014. Everything in it is brand new. Many people believe that the best way to enjoy Destin is to rent a condo that is on the beach, however, we are budget travelers who like to make the most of our vacations. We prefer to find a place that will comfortably accommodate our family when we are in for the night, but when we are out and about, we explore new places and like to spend our vacation budget on fun things that we will remember doing as a family, why spend that budget on a room that you are only in at night?

By staying at Blu By You, you will have the dollars available to maybe go parasailing, or rent go carts, or go to a water park, or on a fishing charter, or eat a few meals out. Don't spend $2000 or more to be on the beach, put that money into family fun memories you will create by spreading those dollars around town doing fun activities while you are here!
Q: What makes our vacation rental special is:?
A: You can enjoy all that the Emerald Coast has to offer without breaking the bank. Blu By You is across the street from the beautiful white sand beaches. You can walk or drive to a nearby public beach or park. Our condo is equipped with everything you will need for a day at the beach. We provide beach towels, chairs, cooler, umbrella, and a beach cart that you can push to the beach or fold up and place in the trunk of your car.

Use the beach cart to walk to anyone of the 3 pools that is available for any guest use in the condo complex. Blu By You sits on a lake, you can fish right outside of our covered condo patio or feed the turtles that reside in the lake. You might even see them sunning themselves in the morning while you are drinking your morning coffee on our patio. Palm trees are along side our patio, where we also have a charcoal grill only steps away.
Q: What is the coolest nearby activity?
A: Henderson Beach State Park is less than a mile drive. You can walk to the public beach access or you can drive to the State Park. It is beautiful there, and definitely worth a visit! Over 6000 feet of private beach access where your family will be one of only a limited amount of people. The park boasts a huge parking lot with restrooms, outdoor showers, and pavilions. Parking in this secure parking lot has you closer to the beach than any condo, on the beach. Keep your receipt from the $6 per vehicle entrance fee and you can even leave and come back in the same day. Come back to watch the sun set and take some family photos before heading out for a fun night on the town.
Q: What other ways can I save money in Destin, while doing it all?
A: Every Thursday evening, yes every Thursday, the City of Destin lets off fireworks in the Harbor. You can drive to the Harbor and watch this amazing display for FREE. This is not just during the 4th of July week, but all summer long. We cross over the bridge leading into Fort Walton, and right after the end of the bridge, there is parking available. Bring your beach chairs and sit back and enjoy the show!

There is a crock pot on our condo. I cook meals weeks before I leave for vacation and freeze them. The evening before I take my frozen meal out of the freezer and for it to thaw and I put it into the crock pot and our dinner is only minutes away, once we come back from a long day at the beach. We have a dishwasher, so dishes to wash afterwards.

Pack a cooler, which we also provide with our condo and pack a picnic lunch for the day at the beach.
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