Destin West - Heron L01 LARGEST UNIT on Island / Private HOT TUB & Gas Grill / 2 Great Rooms / 3 KG Beds

  • 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 King Bed with Twin Bunk 2021!
    New King Bed with Twin Bunk 2021!
  • 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!
  • 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 1,400 Square Foot Private Balcony!
    View from 1,400 Square Foot Private Balcony!
  • 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!
  • Beautiful photo taken by a return guest!
    Beautiful photo taken by a return guest!
  • Beach Gear Provided In Private Garage Under the Unit!
    Beach Gear Provided In Private Garage Under the Unit!
  • Beach Walkover!
    Beach Walkover!
  • Lazy River
    Lazy River
  • Zero Entry Pool Flows to the Lazy River!
    Zero Entry Pool Flows to the Lazy River!
  • Heated Pool on Bayside!
    Heated Pool on Bayside!
  • Heated Pool on Bayside!
    Heated Pool on Bayside!
  • Bayside Access Point W/Convenient Stairs to the Water!
    Bayside Access Point W/Convenient Stairs to the Water!
  • Beach Access Point!
    Beach Access Point!
  • Private Heron Heated Pool!
    Private Heron Heated Pool!
  • Beach Walkover!
    Beach Walkover!
$121-5,300/night
3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Sleeps 1-12
Internet Oceanfront Private Pool Hot Tub (more...)

**Beaches and short term rentals are 100% open for business.  Restaurants and all types of rentals are, too!**

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING HERON LO1, the largest condominium unit on Okaloosa Island (2416 Square FT heated / cooled & 1400 Square FT Balcony)!

WHAT MAKES HERON L01 UNIQUE? 

* DIRECT VIEWS:  The bay is just feet away!

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

* HUGE: Largest condo on the island, 2,400 square feet heated and cooled space and 1,400 square feet of outdoor Lanai all on the same level!

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

* REDONE 2020!  New Paint and living room (lighting, furniture, reclining sectional, & prints)

* LANAI UNIT: Access to bay, pools, and private garage from the balcony via stairs!

* NEW PRIVATE HOT TUB:  Ten years newer with three times the jets and 33% larger than all original hot tubs at Destin West!

* NEW GAS GRILL: Only same level private gas grill @ Heron NEW March 2021!

* 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 / 4TH BEDROOM AREA: King Size Bed, Twin Bunk overtop, Xbox 360, and 50” Smart TV W/Netflix! (If Xbox 360 breaks we will not replace)****

* PRIVATE GARAGE: Access to owner’s beach cart, 4 chairs, and 2 umbrellas! ****

* TV’S: 5 Total flat screens 1 - 65” 4K & 4 - 50" TV’s

* NO CARPET: 100% tile and/or hard surface!

* 13 IN BEDS: 4 King beds; 1 Full trundle; 1 Twin trundle; 1 Twin Bunk; and 1 Twin 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 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 an evening drink 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 (4 in all). 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, Smart TV's, 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 / bedroom 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.

*****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 
  • 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**

On the Island:  (Walking Distance)

  • Old Bay Steamer
  • The Gulf
  • Rick's On The Island
  • Fubar
  • Stubies

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 on the 1st floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
Elevator Yes
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 12
  • 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
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Private Entrance
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
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 1-12
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed, 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
  • Master Bedroom 2 – 1 King bed, 1 Double bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds
  • Second Den Area – 1 King bed, 1 Twin bed
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 located in the master bedroom.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Game Room
  • Gym
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Beach Essentials
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Heated Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
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
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
Season Rate
July/August 2021
Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021
Night
$3,650
Weekend Night
$3,650
Weekly
$3,650
August 2wk 2021
Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021
Night
$2,200
Weekend Night
$2,200
Weekly
$2,200
August 3wk 2021
Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021
Night
$2,200
Weekend Night
$2,200
Weekly
$2,200
August 4th 2021
Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021
Night
$1,800
Weekend Night
$1,800
Weekly
$1,800
August/September 2021
Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Night
$1,850
Weekend Night
$1,850
Weekly
$1,850
Sept 1wk 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021
Night
$1,950
Weekend Night
$1,950
Weekly
$1,950
Sept 2wk 2021
Sep 11, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Night
$1,600
Weekend Night
$1,600
Weekly
$1,600
Sept wk 3 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021
Night
$1,895
Weekend Night
$1,895
Weekly
$1,895
Sept/Oct 2021
Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Night
$2,500
Weekend Night
$2,500
Weekly
$2,500
Oct 1wk 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021
Night
$2,300
Weekend Night
$2,300
October 2wk 2021
Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021
Night
$2,300
Weekend Night
$2,300
Weekly
$2,300
October 3wk 2021
Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021
Night
$1,350
Weekend Night
$1,350
Weekly
$1,350
October 4wk 2021
Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021
Night
$1,250
Weekend Night
$1,250
Weekly
$1,250
Winter (1) 2021
Oct 30, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
Night
$190 - $200
Weekend Night
$225
Weekly
$1,233
Thanksgiving 2021
Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 26, 2021
Night
$190 - $600
Weekend Night
$210 - $225
Weekly
$1,832
Winter Snow Bird 2022 (57) Days
Jan 2, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022
Monthly
$5,720
March (1) 2022
Mar 5, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022
Night
$1,750
Weekend Night
$1,750
Weekly
$1,750
March (2) 2022
Mar 12, 2022 - Mar 18, 2022
Night
$2,350
Weekend Night
$2,350
Weekly
$2,350
March (3) 2022
Mar 19, 2022 - Mar 25, 2022
Night
$2,600
Weekend Night
$2,600
Weekly
$2,600
March/April (Peak Spring Break) 2022
Mar 26, 2022 - Apr 1, 2022
Night
$3,500
Weekend Night
$3,500
Weekly
$3,500
April (2 Peak Spring Break) 2022
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Night
$3,850
Weekend Night
$3,850
Weekly
$3,850
April (3) 2022
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Night
$2,300
Weekend Night
$2,300
Weekly
$2,300
April (4) 2022
Apr 16, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
Night
$2,300
Weekend Night
$2,300
Weekly
$2,300
April (5) 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - Apr 29, 2022
Night
$2,300
Weekend Night
$2,300
Weekly
$2,300
May (1) 2022
Apr 30, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Night
$2,300
Weekend Night
$2,300
Weekly
$2,300
May (2) 2022
May 7, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Night
$2,500
Weekend Night
$2,500
Weekly
$2,500
May (3) 2022
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Night
$2,750
Weekend Night
$2,750
Weekly
$2,750
May (4) 2022
May 21, 2022 - May 27, 2022
Night
$3,500
Weekend Night
$3,500
Weekly
$3,500
May / June 2022
May 28, 2022 - Jun 3, 2022
Night
$4,450
Weekend Night
$4,450
Weekly
$4,450
June (1) 2022
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022
Night
$5,000
Weekend Night
$5,000
Weekly
$5,000
June (2) 2022
Jun 11, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
Night
$5,150
Weekend Night
$5,000 - $5,150
Weekly
$5,129
June (3) 2022
Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Night
$5,150
Weekend Night
$5,150
Weekly
$5,150
June (4) 2022
Jun 25, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Night
$5,150
Weekend Night
$5,150
Weekly
$5,150
July 4th, 2022
Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 8, 2022
Night
$5,300
Weekend Night
$5,300
Weekly
$5,300
July (2) 2022
Jul 9, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022
Night
$5,150
Weekend Night
$5,150
Weekly
$5,150
July (3) 2022
Jul 16, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022
Night
$5,150
Weekend Night
$5,150
Weekly
$5,150
July (4) 2022
Jul 23, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022
Night
$5,000
Weekend Night
$5,000
Weekly
$5,000
August (1) 2022
Jul 30, 2022 - Aug 5, 2022
Night
$4,850
Weekend Night
$4,850
Weekly
$4,850
August (2) 2022
Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022
Night
$4,050
Weekend Night
$4,050
Weekly
$4,050
August (3) 2022
Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022
Night
$3,650
Weekend Night
$3,650
Weekly
$3,650
August (4) 2022
Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
Night
$2,750
Weekend Night
$2,750
Weekly
$2,750
Sept (1) 2022
Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Night
$2,250
Weekend Night
$2,250
Weekly
$2,250
Sept (2) 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
Night
$2,250
Weekend Night
$2,250
Weekly
$2,250
Sept (3) 2022
Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Night
$2,250
Weekend Night
$2,250
Weekly
$2,250
Sept (4) 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Night
$2,450
Weekend Night
$2,450
Weekly
$2,450
Oct (1) 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 7, 2022
Night
$2,800
Weekend Night
$2,800
Weekly
$2,800
Oct (2) 2022
Oct 8, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
Night
$2,800
Weekend Night
$2,800
Weekly
$2,800
Oct (3) 2022
Oct 15, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Night
$2,000
Weekend Night
$2,000
Weekly
$2,000
Oct (4) 2022
Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
Night
$1,850
Weekend Night
$1,850
Weekly
$1,850
Winter 2022
Oct 29, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
August (4) 2023
Aug 26, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
Night
$1,895
Weekend Night
$1,895
Weekly
$1,895
Sept (2) 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Night
$1,850

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100 % (less $150.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 60 days before arrival; Guest receives 50 % (less $150.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; No refunds within 30 days of arrival.