Destin West - Heron L01 3800+SQFT Total Living/NEW HOT TUB & Gas Grill/3 King Bds/2 Great Rooms/65" 4KTV

  • NEW Private Hot tub!  40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer  than rest!
    NEW Private Hot tub! 40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer than rest!
  • NEW Private Hot tub!  40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer  than rest!
    NEW Private Hot tub! 40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer than rest!
  • NEW Private Hot tub!  40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer  than rest!
    NEW Private Hot tub! 40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer than rest!
  • NEW Private Hot tub!  40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer  than rest!
    NEW Private Hot tub! 40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer than rest!
  • NEW Private Hot tub!  40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer  than rest!
    NEW Private Hot tub! 40+ Jets more, 35% larger, and 10 years newer than rest!
  • New Sofa Fall 2018!
    New Sofa Fall 2018!
  • TV Has now been replaced with new 65" 4K Smart TV!
    TV Has now been replaced with new 65" 4K Smart TV!
  • New Dining Table Combined w/Bar Stools to Give Seating For Eleven!
    New Dining Table Combined w/Bar Stools to Give Seating For Eleven!
  • Open Dining Room Looking Back to Kitchen, Grand Foyer, & Full Size Laundry Room!
    Open Dining Room Looking Back to Kitchen, Grand Foyer, & Full Size Laundry Room!
  • Custom Kitchen w/High End Appliances Complete With a Warming Drawer!
    Custom Kitchen w/High End Appliances Complete With a Warming Drawer!
  • Custom Cabinets W/Built In Refrigerator in Kitchen!
    Custom Cabinets W/Built In Refrigerator in Kitchen!
  • Secondary Private Den w/View of the Bay, Queen Sleeper, 50" TV, and Xbox 360!
    Secondary Private Den w/View of the Bay, Queen Sleeper, 50" TV, and Xbox 360!
  • Xbox 360 & So the Kids Can Be Separate From Adults, Play Game, or Watch Netflix!
    Xbox 360 & So the Kids Can Be Separate From Adults, Play Game, or Watch Netflix!
  • King Bed In Oversized Master w/Views of The Bay!
    King Bed In Oversized Master w/Views of The Bay!
  • Master w/Private Slider Access To Expansive Balcony!
    Master w/Private Slider Access To Expansive Balcony!
  • Huge Master Bathroom w/Double Sinks and Custom Cabinets and Huge Walk In Closet!
    Huge Master Bathroom w/Double Sinks and Custom Cabinets and Huge Walk In Closet!
  • Jacuzzi Tub and Stand Up Shower Located in the Master Bath!
    Jacuzzi Tub and Stand Up Shower Located in the Master Bath!
  • Guest Bed #2 w/King bed & Full Trundle Under Bed w/Private Bathroom!
    Guest Bed #2 w/King bed & Full Trundle Under Bed w/Private Bathroom!
  • Private Bath w/Tub For Bedroom #2!
    Private Bath w/Tub For Bedroom #2!
  • King Size Bed w/2 Twin Trundles Underneath in Bedroom #3!
    King Size Bed w/2 Twin Trundles Underneath in Bedroom #3!
  • Stand Up Shower For Guest and Bedroom #3!
    Stand Up Shower For Guest and Bedroom #3!
  • View From 1,400 Square Foot Private Balcony of The Bay & Private Marina!
    View From 1,400 Square Foot Private Balcony of The Bay & Private Marina!
  • View From 1,300 SQFT Private Balcony From Bar Height Chairs Looking North!
    View From 1,300 SQFT Private Balcony From Bar Height Chairs Looking North!
  • Beach Gear Provided In Private Garage Under the Unit!
    Beach Gear Provided In Private Garage Under the Unit!
  • Zero Entry Pool Headed Toward the Lazy River & Bay!!
    Zero Entry Pool Headed Toward the Lazy River & Bay!!
  • Lazy River w/Heron in the Background!
    Lazy River w/Heron in the Background!
  • Photo of small heated pool exclusively for Heron guest!
    Photo of small heated pool exclusively for Heron guest!
$121-4,572/night
3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Sleeps 1-13
Internet Oceanfront Hot Tub (more...)

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING HERON LO1!

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SPECIAL NOTE: Listing as seen on VRBO/HOMEAWAY

  • 100% of our FEES are disclosed accurately under "owner fees"
  • VRBO/HOMEAWAYS's FEE is disclosed as SERVICE FEE

We do not have "extra charges" applied that are not fully disclosed at time of booking under "owner fees" on VRBO/HOMEAWAY!

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WHAT MAKES HERON L01 UNIQUE? 

  • DIRECT VIEWS:  The bay is just fee away!
  • PRIVACY: Most private corner stack in the Heron building!
  • HUGE: Over 2,400 square feet of heated and cooled space, largest at Destin West!
  • HUGE LANAI: Over 1,400 square feet largest same floor indoor outdoor unit on the island!
  • FULLY UPGRADED: Granite everywhere, GE Profile, travertine, & custom cabinets!
  • LANAI UNIT: Access to bay, pools, and private garage from the balcony!
  • NEW PRIVATE HOT TUB:  Ten years newer with three times the jets and 33% larger than all original hot tubs at Destin West!
  • WEBER GAS GRILL: Only same level private gas grill @ Heron NEW 2019!
  • THREE BATHROOMS: Only 10 rentals with 3 bathrooms @ Destin West!
  • THREE KING BEDS: One in each of the oversized bedrooms!
  • HERON BUILDING: Closest of the two upscale complexes to beach walkover!
  • LIVING ROOM: 65” 4K smart TV W/Pandora, Sound Bar, & Netflix!
  • SEPARATE DEN: Xbox 360, 50” Smart TV W/Netflix, and new queen sleeper! (If Xbox 360 breaks we will not replace)****
  • PRIVATE GARAGE: Access to owner’s beach cart, chairs, and umbrellas! ****
  • TV’S: 5 Total flat screens 1 - 65” 4K & 3 - 50" TV’s
  • NO CARPET: 100% tile and/or hard surface!
  • 13 IN BEDS: 3 King beds; 1 Full trundle; 2 Twin trundles (Both custom built for adults for maximum comfort); 1 Twin sleeper sofa, and 1 Queen sleeper sofa
  • END UNIT: Only one wall touches another unit along with the ceiling!
  • DEADBOLT LATCH: High so small children can't open the door and escape!
  • CALENDAR: Always up to date!
  • FULL SIZE: Washer & Dryer in the laundry room

WHAT MAKES L01 SPECIAL?

Heron L01 is located just high enough for an amazing view of the bay. The huge lanai is perfect for morning coffee, meals, or afternoon drinks while viewing the beautiful bay. What makes this lanai more unique is that you can elect to be in the covered section if you don’t want to be in the sun or in the open section using the private grill and hot tub all located on the same level unlike the other lanai or penthouse units at Destin West!

We understand our guest typically represent multiple families and provide King size beds in each bedroom, so no one feels left out. Everyone has a flat screen TV, and the privacy of a bathroom located next to the bedroom or on suite. We also make sure we have four beach chairs, a beach cart, two umbrellas, FREE Netflix, Gas grill on the balcony, private hot tub on the balcony, and a fully equipped kitchen.

The original owner had the unit completely upgraded and he used it as his full-time residence for several years. This means you as our guest get to enjoy upgrades that exceed all other units in the entire complex! Travertine, hardwood floors, 3 CM granite on all countertops, upgraded GE Profile appliances, and custom cabinets and lighting! Staying in this unit is like having a luxury beach house because of the size with the advantage of best in class amenities a short walk from the balcony!

Heron L01 is the largest lanai unit available in the Heron building. The advantage of the Lanai units is that you can walk directly from your balcony to the pools or private garage where we store our four beach chairs, two umbrellas, and a beach cart for your enjoyment. We have even set up a second den to create two lounging areas for our guest to spread out and for the kids to separate from the adults if they or you desire!

As the owner, I am accessible before, during, and after your stay. Our management company is located on the island and can handle immediate needs or emergencies.

UNIT LOCATION:

We are within a quarter mile of eight restaurants, the convention center, a 4-mile stretch of undeveloped beach, boat/jet ski rental next door, and the brand-new entertainment complex known as Wild Willy’s. These attractions can be easily walked to from our unit! Not to mention you will be less than five miles to the Destin harbor & Downtown FWB with tons of additional restaurants (25+).

COMPLEX AMENITIES:

Destin West offers the best combination of location and amenities on Okaloosa Island or Destin. Our 700-foot lazy river is easily three times the size of the next closest in the area! As far as amenities go the jewels of the resort are located on the bay! The 700-foot lazy river is fantastic along with two expansive hot tubs, a huge zero entry pool, private heated (when necessary) pool just for Heron guest, and another large heated pool (when necessary) complete with a waterfall between the two hot tub areas! On top of this, you can go fishing right off the private pier!

The beachside is also wonderful with a gym, large swimming pool, hot tub, and of course the beach. Both sides can be accessed using the walk over preventing any need to get in a car or walk across a road. The walk from our unit takes approximately 7-10 minutes to reach the beach.

SCOOP ON DESTIN WEST BEACH AND BAY RESORT:

The gulf side was completed in 2002, the original developer finishes are simple with basic tile, no granite, and small choppy floor plans. The largest gulf-side unit is 1279 SQFT H&C (1475 total). As an owner in multiple buildings along the beach, I encourage folks to consider Waterscape if being on the beach is primary, but you are also looking for awesome pool amenities.

On the bay side of Destin West, we have the other four main buildings: Heron, Osprey, Pelican, and Sandpiper. Both Heron and Osprey are located directly on the bay, these units’ range in size from 1567 SQFT H&C (1790 total) to mine at 2416 SQFT H&C (3824 total) and were completed in 2006. Heron also is the closer of the two to the beach walkover.

The units in the Sandpiper and Pelican building offer smaller and less costly accommodations. These were completed in 2004. The standard developer finishes are slightly better than the gulf side but are not as well done as Heron or Osprey. They are also smaller @ 1270 SQFT H&C (1395 total) being the largest 3-bedroom unit.

**LOCATION**LOCATION**LOCATION** (A SHORT 1 MILE AWAY)

  • OLD BAY STEAMER: Upscale broiled seafood
  • STEWBY’s:  Highly rated local seafood fast service restaurant for its value and quality
  • ASIAGO’S SKILLET: Dive breakfast joint
  • FUBAR: Fun bar on the bay live music
  • AJ’s OYSTER SHANTY: Good for a quick bite featuring live music some nights
  • OKALOOSA NATIONAL: Mini Golf & Ice Cream

**RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND ACTIVITIES (A SHORT WALK AWAY)**

  • 10+ RESTAURANTS: ranging from extremely casual to upscale
  • GULFARIUM: Meet the Dolphins
  • OKALOOSA COUNTY PIER: Fishing tackle and pole rental
  • THE BOARDWALK: Offers oceanfront dining, shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and volleyball courts
  • WILD WILLY’S ADVENTURE ZONE: Games, 4d theatre, put/put golf, etc.!

**ACTIVITIES**

  • PUBLIX GROCERY: 1 Mile Away
  • DOWNTOWN FORT WALTON HISTORIC DISTRICT:  1 Mile Away
  • INDIAN TEMPLE MOUND MUSEUM: 1Mile Away
  • HARBOR WALK VILLAGE: Shopping, Dining, Fishing Charter, and Boat Rentals, (6 miles)
  • BIG KAHUNAS WATER PARK: Water Slides (8 miles)
  • THE TRACK: Go Carts, Mini Golf, Bumper Rids, Sky Flyer, Bungee Jump, and Arcade (10 miles)
  • DESTIN COMMONS: Upscale Open-Air Mall (11 miles)
  • SILVER SANDS FACTORY OUTLET: Over 100 designer brand name outlet stores, (14 miles)

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN (WALKING DISTANCE TO A SHORT 1 MILE AWAY)**

  • BAY CAFÉ FRENCH RESTAURANT: Hard to find less than a mile from the unit –best redfish for lunch outside of New Orleans
  • OLD BAY STEAMER: One of the top picks for the locals and walking distance from our unit
  • ROCKIN TACO: Good spot to eat walking distance on the beach, they even have a beachside playground for the kids
  • THE GULF OKALOOSA ISLAND: Super fun atmosphere on the bay with fresh food choices that change daily less than a mile away
  • Giovanni’s One89: Great Italian in historic downtown Fort Walton Beach 1 mile away

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN 10-15 MINUTES IN DESTIN**

  • MCGUIRE’S IRISH PUB: Great burgers, Irish specialties, Sunday brunch drink specials, and authentic atmosphere
  • THE LOUISIANA LAGNIAPPE: Fantastic seafood
  • BROTULAS: Great seafood
  • DONUT HOLE: Great breakfast and fantastic donuts

**HOW DO I SEE YOUR OTHER UNITS? (Over 200 reviews 4.5+ out of 5 stars)**

Destin/Fort Walton Beach, FL:  Waterscape: VRBO #318211, 650420, 584299 / BLU:  VRBO 1683570 / Azure: VRBO #475054 / Destin West: VRBO #745692 
Lake Oconee, GA:  Reynolds Landing Golf & Lake Cottage:  VRBO 1497740

****We strive to have the beach gear available however if the previous guest took or broke the gear it may not be available. Please alert us as we will replace when necessary and available at Sam’s Club. Additionally, please bring your own Xbox games and extra controller as ours can often go missing.

It was always my mom's dream to own a condo in Fort Walton Beach. My wife and I adopted this dream and were fortunate to make it come true. We were blessed to be able to purchase units during the downturn in the market. After seeing this could actually become a business we started DESTIN WEST ESCAPES! Each year we improve on our ability to deliver a solid vacation experience for our guest. It is my sincere desire to be a small part of your families vacation memory making experience!

Property Type Condo
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 – Jetted Tub, Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Bathroom 2 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-13
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 King bed, 1 Double bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 King bed
  • Second Den Area – 2 Sleeper sofa/Futons
The den is private and sits away from the living room making it a great selection for our queen sleeper sofa! The twin sleeper sofa is a love seat and can be spun around and opened up toward the dining area for additional sleeping.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Game Room
  • Gym
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Garage
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
Leisure
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Smoke Detector
Season Night Rate
Oct Wk 2
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
Oct 18-19
Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
$150.00
Night
$150.00
Oct Wk 3 2019
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
$1,050.00
Night
$1,050.00
Oct WK 4 2019
Oct 26, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
Winter
10/27 - 12/31
$175.00
Night
$175.00
FL Thanksgiving
Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019
$1,250.00
Night
$1,250.00
FL Christmas
Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019
$1,250.00
Night
$1,250.00
FL New Years
Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
$350.00
Night
$350.00
FL Snow Bird
Jan 2, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020
$4,300.00
Night
$4,300.00
March WK 1
Feb 29, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020
$1,300.00
Night
$1,300.00
March WK 2 2020
Mar 7, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020
$2,225.00
Night
$2,225.00
March WK 3 2020
Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020
$2,100.00
Night
$2,100.00
March WK 4 2020
Mar 21, 2020 - Mar 27, 2020
$2,450.00
Night
$2,450.00
March/April 2020
Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
$3,000.00
Night
$3,000.00
April WK 1 2020 (Spring Break)
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020
$3,700.00
Night
$3,700.00
April WK 2 2020
Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
$1,890.00
Night
$1,890.00
April WK 3 2020
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
$1,995.00
Night
$1,995.00
April WK 4 2020
Apr 25, 2020 - May 1, 2020
$1,950.00
Night
$1,950.00
May WK 1
May 2, 2020 - May 8, 2020
$2,100.00
Night
$2,100.00
May WK 2 2020
May 9, 2020 - May 15, 2020
$2,400.00
Night
$2,400.00
May WK 3 2020
May 16, 2020 - May 22, 2020
$2,975.00
Night
$2,975.00
May WK 4 2020 (Memorial Day)
May 23, 2020 - May 29, 2020
$4,200.00
Night
$4,200.00
May/June 2020
May 30, 2020 - Jun 5, 2020
$3,925.00
Night
$3,925.00
June WK 2 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020
$4,175.00
Night
$4,175.00
June WK 3 2020
Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
$4,175.00
Night
$4,175.00
June WK 4 2020
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
$4,175.00
Night
$4,175.00
June/July 4th 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
July Wk 1 (July 4th Sat) 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
July WK 2 2020
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
$4,200.00
Night
$4,200.00
July WK 3 2020
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020
$4,200.00
Night
$4,200.00
July WK 4 2020
Jul 25, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
$3,950.00
Night
$3,950.00
August WK 1 2020
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020
$3,900.00
Night
$3,900.00
August WK 2 2020
Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
$2,200.00
Night
$2,200.00
August WK 3 2020
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020
$2,100.00
Night
$2,100.00
August WK 4 2020
Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
$1,995.00
Night
$1,995.00
August/Sept 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
Sept WK 2=4 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020
$1,750.00
Night
$1,750.00
Sept Fall Break 2020
Sep 19, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
$1,995.00
Night
$1,995.00
October Fall Break 2020
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
Oct Fall Break Week 2 (2020)
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
$1,995.00
Night
$1,995.00
Oct WK 3 2020
Oct 17, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020
$1,350.00
Night
$1,350.00
Oct WK 4 2020
Oct 24, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020
$1,050.00
Night
$1,050.00
FL Thanksgiving 2020
Nov 21, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
FL Christmas 2020
Dec 19, 2020 - Dec 26, 2020
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
FL NEW YEARS 2020
Dec 27, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
FL Snow Bird
Jan 2, 2021 - Mar 5, 2021
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00
Spring Break 2021 4.3.21
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
$3,750.00
Night
$3,750.00
August 2021 (4) 8/28
Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
$1,850.00
Night
$1,850.00
August 2022 8/27
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
$1,895.00
Night
$1,895.00
August 2023 8/26
Aug 26, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
$1,895.00
Night
$1,895.00
Sept 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
$1,850.00
Night
$1,850.00
Standard
(outside seasons above)
$4,450.00
Night
$4,450.00