Heron 601 - Destin West Beach & Bayside Heron 601: 2,417 Square Ft / 4 Bedrooms / HUGE LAZY RIVER / 100% Updated 2022!

  • View From Balcony
    View From Balcony
  • Sunset View from Master Bedroom!
    Sunset View from Master Bedroom!
  • Pollywood Dining Table & sofa set looking back towards the beach!
    Pollywood Dining Table & sofa set looking back towards the beach!
  • New Counter height Pollywood Dining Table!
    New Counter height Pollywood Dining Table!
  • Sofa & Club Chairs on Balcony!
    Sofa & Club Chairs on Balcony!
  • NEW RECLINING SOFA'S & LVP FLOORING!
    NEW RECLINING SOFA'S & LVP FLOORING!
  • NEW RECLINING SOFA'S & LVP FLOORING!
    NEW RECLINING SOFA'S & LVP FLOORING!
  • NEW 70" TV, RECLINING SOFA'S, & LVP FLOORING!
    NEW 70" TV, RECLINING SOFA'S, & LVP FLOORING!
  • NEW DINING ROOM LIGHTING!
    NEW DINING ROOM LIGHTING!
  • NEW DIGNING ROOM LIGHTING, BAR STOOLS, & KITCHEN COUNTERS!
    NEW DIGNING ROOM LIGHTING, BAR STOOLS, & KITCHEN COUNTERS!
  • NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS, BARS STOOLS, & KITCHEN LIGHTING!
    NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS, BARS STOOLS, & KITCHEN LIGHTING!
  • NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS, LIGHTING, & LVP FLOORING!
    NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS, LIGHTING, & LVP FLOORING!
  • MASTER BEDROOM:  NEW BED, TV, FAN, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
    MASTER BEDROOM: NEW BED, TV, FAN, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
  • MASTER BEDROOM:  NEW BED, TV, FAN, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
    MASTER BEDROOM: NEW BED, TV, FAN, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
  • MASTER BATH:  NEW BATHROOM LIGHTING & FLOORING!
    MASTER BATH: NEW BATHROOM LIGHTING & FLOORING!
  • MASTER BATH SEPERATE TUB & SHOWER!
    MASTER BATH SEPERATE TUB & SHOWER!
  • 2ND MASTER BEDROOM:  AWESOME VIEW, NEW FAN, FLOORING, BED, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
    2ND MASTER BEDROOM: AWESOME VIEW, NEW FAN, FLOORING, BED, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
  • 2ND MASTER BEDROOM:  NEW FAN, FLOORING, BED, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
    2ND MASTER BEDROOM: NEW FAN, FLOORING, BED, MATTRESS, & BEDDING!
  • ONSUITE BATH W/NEW LIGHTING!
    ONSUITE BATH W/NEW LIGHTING!
  • 3RD BEDROOM:  AWESOME VIEW, NEW FAN, 55" TV, BED, MATTRESS, AND BEDDING!
    3RD BEDROOM: AWESOME VIEW, NEW FAN, 55" TV, BED, MATTRESS, AND BEDDING!
  • 3RD BEDROOM:  AWESOME VIEW, NEW FAN, 55" TV, BED, MATTRESS, AND BEDDING!
    3RD BEDROOM: AWESOME VIEW, NEW FAN, 55" TV, BED, MATTRESS, AND BEDDING!
  • 4TH BEDROOM:  NEW BED, MATTRESS, BEDDING, FAN, & TV!
    4TH BEDROOM: NEW BED, MATTRESS, BEDDING, FAN, & TV!
  • 4TH BEDROOM:  NEW BED, MATTRESS, BEDDING, FAN, & TV!
    4TH BEDROOM: NEW BED, MATTRESS, BEDDING, FAN, & TV!
  • HALL BATHROOM:  NEW FLOORING & LIGHTING!
    HALL BATHROOM: NEW FLOORING & LIGHTING!
  • FULL SIZE LAUNDRY!
    FULL SIZE LAUNDRY!
  • 700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
    700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
  • ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
    ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
  • ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
    ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
  • 700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
    700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
  • ZERO ENTRY ENTRANCE TO LAZY RIVER!
    ZERO ENTRY ENTRANCE TO LAZY RIVER!
  • 700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
    700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
  • ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
    ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
  • ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
    ONE OF TWO HEATED BAYSIDE POOLS!
  • 700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
    700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
  • ONE OF TWO BAYSIDE HOT TUBS!
    ONE OF TWO BAYSIDE HOT TUBS!
  • WALK OVER TO BEACH SIDE!
    WALK OVER TO BEACH SIDE!
  • BEACHSIDE POOL!
    BEACHSIDE POOL!
  • GRILL & PICKNICK AREA ON BAYSIDE!
    GRILL & PICKNICK AREA ON BAYSIDE!
  • BEACHSIDE HOT TUB!
    BEACHSIDE HOT TUB!
  • BEACH ACCESS!
    BEACH ACCESS!
  • BEACH ACCESS!
    BEACH ACCESS!
  • BEACH!
    BEACH!
  • 700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
    700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
  • ZERO ENTRY ENTRANCE TO LAZY RIVER!
    ZERO ENTRY ENTRANCE TO LAZY RIVER!
  • ZERO ENTRY ENTRANCE TO LAZY RIVER!
    ZERO ENTRY ENTRANCE TO LAZY RIVER!
  • 700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
    700 FOOT LAZY RIVER!
  • Sofa set looking toward the pier!
    Sofa set looking toward the pier!
  • New Pollywood Counter Height Dining Set Looking Over the Sofa & Club Chairs!
    New Pollywood Counter Height Dining Set Looking Over the Sofa & Club Chairs!
$181-2,588/night
4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Sleeps 1-12
Accessible Internet Ocean View Hot Tub (more...)
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:  Quartz in the kitchen
  • NEW 2022:  70" Smart TV
  • NEW 2022:  4th bedroom with door 
  • NO CARPET: 100% Luxury Vinyl Plank!
  • NEW 2022:  Three new King size mattresses (Memory foam w/cool gel)
  • NEW 2022:  3 Twin trundles with memory foam mattresses
  • NEW 2022:  Two full size sofas, w/four built in recliners
  • NEW 2022:  Paint
  • NEW 2022:  Two new HVAC systems
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 12 IN BEDS: 4 King beds; 3 Twin trundle; 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 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 / BLU:  VRBO 1683570 & 2039166 / Azure: VRBO #475054 / Destin West: VRBO #745692 & 2611564

****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
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
  • 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 3 Baths
  • Master Bathroom – Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Master Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-12
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed, 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • 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
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
Sept (4) 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Night
$350
Weekly
$1,751
Sept 2023 - (Fall Break)
Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Oct (1) 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 7, 2022
Night
$370
Weekend Night
$370 - $650
Weekly
$2,051
Oct (2) 2022
Oct 8, 2022 - Oct 14, 2022
Night
$2,500
Weekly
$12,501
Oct (3) 2022
Oct 15, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
Night
$275
Weekly
$1,376
Oct (4) 2022
Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022
Night
$275
Weekly
$1,376
Winter 2022 1.1
Oct 29, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022
Night
$175 - $370
Weekend Night
$225 - $275
Weekly
$1,238 to $1,544
Thanksgiving 2022
Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022
Night
$370
Weekly
$1,851
Winter 2022 1.2
Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022
Night
$175 - $370
Weekend Night
$225
Weekly
$1,325 to $1,715
Christmas / New Years 2022
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
Night
$310
Weekly
$1,551
Winter Snow Bird Min 57 Days
Jan 2, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023
Monthly
$5,300 to $5,960
March 2023 - 1
Mar 4, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023
Night
$300 - $320
Weekly
$1,558
April (Easter) 2023 - 2
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Night
$490
Weekly
$2,451
April 2023 - 3
Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Night
$490
Weekly
$2,451
April 2023 - 4
Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023
Night
$490
Weekly
$2,451
May 2023 - 1
Apr 29, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Night
$570
Weekly
$2,851
May 2023 - 2
May 6, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Night
$600
Weekly
$3,001
May 2023 - 3
May 13, 2023 - May 19, 2023
Night
$660
Weekly
$3,301
May 2023 - 4
May 20, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Night
$840
Weekly
$4,201
May / June (Memorial Day) 2023
May 27, 2023 - Jun 2, 2023
Night
$1,100
Weekly
$5,501
June 2023 - 1
Jun 3, 2023 - Jun 9, 2023
Night
$1,240
Weekly
$6,201
June 2023 - 2
Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023
Night
$1,240
Weekly
$6,201
June 2023 - 3
Jun 17, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Night
$1,280
Weekly
$6,401
June 2023 - 4
Jun 24, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023
Night
$1,280
Weekly
$6,401
July 2023 - (4th of July)
Jul 1, 2023 - Jul 7, 2023
Night
$1,360
Weekly
$6,801
July 2023 - 2
Jul 8, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023
Night
$1,300
Weekly
$6,501
July 2023 - 3
Jul 15, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023
Night
$1,300
Weekly
$6,501
July 2023 - 4
Jul 22, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
Night
$1,300
Weekly
$6,501
July / August 2023
Jul 29, 2023 - Aug 4, 2023
Night
$1,200
Weekly
$6,001
August 2023 - 1
Aug 5, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023
Night
$840
Weekly
$4,201
August 2023 - 2
Aug 12, 2023 - Aug 18, 2023
Night
$840
Weekly
$4,201
August 2023 - 3
Aug 19, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023
Night
$600
Weekly
$3,001
August (4) 2023
Aug 26, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
Night
$600
Weekly
$3,001
August 2023 - 4
Aug 26, 2023 - Sep 1, 2023
Sept 2023 - 2 & 3
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Night
$600
Weekly
$3,001
October 2023 - Fall Break 1
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 6, 2023
Night
$700
Weekly
$3,501
October 2023 - Fall Break 2
Oct 7, 2023 - Oct 13, 2023
Night
$700
Weekly
$3,501
October 2023 - Fall Break 3
Oct 14, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023
Night
$700
Weekly
$3,501
October 2023 - 4
Oct 21, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
Night
$370
Weekly
$1,851
Oct / Nov 2023
Oct 28, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023
Night
$370
Weekly
$1,851
Sept (2) 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $150.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $150.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.