Destin West Heron 601 Complete Remodel 2022: NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS, PAINT, FLOORS, BEDS, & TV's

  • Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
    Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
  • Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
    Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
  • Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
    Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
  • Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
    Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
  • Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
    Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
  • Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
    Sample from Heron L01 what the new unit will look like!
$300-6,500/night
4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths (2 full) • Sleeps 8-12
Accessible Internet Ocean View Hot Tub (more...)

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING HERON 601, one of the largest condominium units on Okaloosa Island (2416 Square FT heated / cooled)!

Current bedding pre update:

  • King
  • Queen
  • Two Twins
  • Queen Sleeper
  • Sleeps 8

2022 Updates:  (Completed by 3.6.22 Photos to come)

  • Fourth Bedroom Added
  • All New LVP luxury flooring
  • All new paint
  • Brand New Counter Height Pollywood table and six chairs for the balcony
  • Four King Beds (3 brand new memory foam mattresses w/cool gel)
  • Three Twin Trundles
  • Sleeper Sofa
  • Sleeps 12
  • All new smart TV's

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING HERON 6O1, One of the largest condominium units on Okaloosa Island (2416 Square FT heated / cooled & 630 Square FT Balcony)!

WHAT MAKES HERON 601 UNIQUE? 

* NEW 2022: Beds - 4 King Size!

* New 2022:  70" Smart TV

* NEW 2022:  4th bedroom with door (photos coming soon)

* NEW 2022:  All new flooring (photos coming soon)

* NEW 2022:  Three new King size mattresses

* DIRECT VIEWS:  The bay is just feet away with the added touch of ocean views from the second master balcony and main balcony!

* PRIVACY: Most private corner stack in the Heron building!

* HUGE: Largest condo on the island, 2,416 square feet heated and cooled!

* FULLY UPGRADED: Granite everywhere, GE Profile, travertine, & custom cabinets!

* THREE BATHROOMS: Only 10 rentals with 3+ bathrooms @ Destin West!

* HERON BUILDING: Closest of the two upscale complexes to beach walkover!

* LAZY RIVER:  Largest in the Destin area for a condo at 700 feet

* TV’S: 5 Total Smart TV's - 70" 4K in the main living space

* NO CARPET: 100% Luxury Vinyl Plank!

* 12 IN BEDS: 4 King beds; 3 Twin trundle; and 1 sleeper sofa

* END UNIT: We only share one wall with another unit!

* DEADBOLT LATCH: High so small children can't open the door and escape!

* FULL SIZE: Washer & Dryer in the laundry room

 

WHAT MAKES 601 SPECIAL?

This is the largest floorplan in the closest building to the beach walkover located on the bay where all the action is at Destin West Beach and Bay Resort.  From the six floor you will capture wonderful views of the bay and the beach including beautiful sunsets and the fireworks show every Wednesday night at 9 PM from Memorial day till mid August, with special shows on Halloween and New Years Eve! 

Our two Heron units are the only four bedroom condo's on the island that have four king beds and sleep 12!  Everyone will appreciate the all new floors, added fourth bedroom, new TV's, and new mattresses that will enhance your family vacation!  It will be difficult to choose between Heron L01 (VRBO #745692 --- 4.9/5 Star Review) & Heron 601, the views are a huge part of the this realization, if you are looking to relax on the balcony and watch the myriad of boats and activity in the bay it is difficult to beat this unit!

UNIT LOCATION:

We are within a quarter mile of the Gulfarium Aquarium, 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 (35+).

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 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.

*****SPECIAL NOTES ON GUIDLINES FOR LENGTHS OF STAYS FOR DIFFERENT TIMES OF YEAR*****

(SOFTWARE ERRORS DO OCCUR - IF IT LOOKS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE E-MAIL PRIOR TO INSTANT BOOKING)

  • From the first Saturday in March to the last Saturday in October guest stays must fall between a Saturday to Saturday and be at least 3 days or longer
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years week have minimum stay requirements two nights before and the night of the actual holiday stays not including these three nights can not occur the Saturday to Saturday before or after the holiday
  • Snow bird season requires a minimum stay of 57 nights beginning January 2 and ending the first Saturday in March 

 **NEXT DOOR & ACROSS THE STREET**

* ROCKIN TACO: Walking distance great spot to eat directly on the beach

* THE BOARDWALK: Oceanfront dining, shopping, bars, live music, playground for the kids, and volleyball courts

* WILD WILLY’S ADVENTURE ZONE: Games, go-carts, 4d theatre, put/put golf, etc.!

* RICK'S ON THE ISLAND:  Excellent gumbo with cheese grits instead of rice

* BOAT RENTALS:  Fishing, Pontoon Boats, Kayaks, & Wave Runners

* OKALOOSA COUNTY PIER: Fishing tackle and pole rental

 

**ACTIVITIES (Short Drive away)**

PUBLIX GROCERY: Store (1 mile)

* DOWNTOWN FORT WALTON HISTORIC DISTRICT: (1 mile)

* INDIAN TEMPLE MOUND MUSEUM: (1 mile)

* HARBOR WALK VILLAGE: Shopping, Dining, Fishing Charter, and Boat Rentals, (6 miles)

* AIR FORCE ARMANENT MUSEUM (7 Miles)

* BIG KAHUNAS WATER PARK: Water Slides (8 miles)

 

**RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS**

Downtown FWB: (Less than 1 mile away)

We love the vibe of downtown FWB.  It is sort of like a college bar hits a gritty arts scene.  They have about 15 restaurants that are all walkable.  KC’s Sandbar usually has live music outside in the sand during season with solid wings and a huge beer selection.  We love Taste for tapas.  The Boardroom and Cowhead have great sandwiches, too!  Alis Bistro is solid Italian with a nice happy hour.  They also have food trucks, my wife loves Parlor Doughnuts.  Maas coffee roasters has excellent coffee! 

You should check for activities and festivals, too.  The farmers market is the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8 AM to 1 PM.  Finally a bit past downtown in FWB is The Bavarian's Wirtshaus, this is an authentic German restaurant that our friend from Europe says is a close as it gets to the real deal.

Destin Area Restaurants:  (6 to 8 miles away)

  • McGuires
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Brotulas
  • Donut Hole

**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 / BLU:  VRBO 1683570 & 2039166 / Azure: VRBO #475054 / Destin West: VRBO #745692

****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 controller as we do not intend to replace the Xbox 360 as pieces go missing or broken.

**Please keep the login that is set up for Netflix and Disney Plus as it can not be logged into remotely.  If someone has overridden the system we are not able to update during your stay, but you are welcome to use your own account.**

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 in a condo on the 6th floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Elevator Yes
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Private Entrance
  • Free Internet
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
Bathrooms 2 Baths (2 full)
  • Master Bathroom – Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Master Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 8-12
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Master Bedroom 2 – 1 King bed, 1 Twin bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 King bed, 1 Twin bed
  • Bedroom 4 – 1 King bed, 1 Twin bed
  • Living Room – 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Beach Essentials
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
Season Rate
March (1) 2022
Mar 5, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022
Night
$1,100
Weekly
$1,100
March (2) 2022
Mar 12, 2022 - Mar 18, 2022
Night
$2,225
Weekly
$2,225
March (3) 2022
Mar 19, 2022 - Mar 25, 2022
Night
$2,325
Weekly
$2,325
March/April (Peak Spring Break) 2022
Mar 26, 2022 - Apr 1, 2022
Night
$2,600
Weekly
$2,600
April (2 Peak Spring Break) 2022
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Night
$3,950
Weekly
$3,950
April (3) 2022
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Night
$1,995
Weekly
$1,995
April (4) 2022
Apr 16, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
Night
$1,995
Weekly
$1,995
April (5) 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
Night
$1,995
Weekly
$1,995
May (1) 2022
Apr 30, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Night
$2,350
Weekly
$2,350
May (2) 2022
May 7, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Night
$2,650
Weekly
$2,650
May (3) 2022
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Night
$3,100
Weekly
$3,100
May (4) 2022
May 21, 2022 - May 27, 2022
Night
$3,950
Weekly
$3,950
May / June 2022
May 28, 2022 - Jun 3, 2022
Night
$5,750
Weekly
$5,750
June (1) 2022
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022
Night
$6,000
Weekly
$6,000
June (2) 2022
Jun 11, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
Night
$6,000
Weekly
$6,000
June (3) 2022
Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Night
$6,000
Weekly
$6,000
June (4) 2022
Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Night
$6,000
Weekly
$6,000
July 4th, 2022
Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 8, 2022
Night
$6,500
Weekly
$6,500
July (2) 2022
Jul 9, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022
Night
$6,200
Weekly
$6,200
July (3) 2022
Jul 16, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022
Night
$6,200
Weekly
$6,200
July (4) 2022
Jul 23, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022
Night
$6,200
Weekly
$6,200
August (1) 2022
Jul 30, 2022 - Aug 5, 2022
Night
$6,000
Weekly
$6,000
August (2) 2022
Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022
Night
$2,950
Weekly
$2,950
August (3) 2022
Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022
Night
$2,900
Weekly
$2,900
August (4) 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
Night
$2,900
Weekly
$2,900
Sept (1) 2022
Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Night
$3,040
Weekly
$3,040
Sept (2) 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
Night
$2,900
Weekly
$2,900
Sept (3) 2022
Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Night
$2,900
Weekly
$2,900
Sept (4) 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Night
$3,100
Weekly
$3,100
Oct (1) 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 7, 2022
Night
$3,325
Weekly
$3,325
Oct (2) 2022
Oct 8, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
Night
$3,325
Weekly
$3,325
Oct (3) 2022
Oct 15, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Night
$1,800
Weekly
$1,800
Oct (4) 2022
Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
Night
$1,800
Weekly
$1,800
Winter 2022
Oct 29, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
August (4) 2023
Aug 26, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
Sept (2) 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100.00 % (less $150.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 60 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00 % (less $150.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; No refunds within 30 days of arrival.