Southbay 50 ~ Turtle Watch

Perfect Locationm~ Water Views, Pet Friendly, Beach Chair Setup, Walk 2 Beach, Pickleball ~ Southbay

2 BR
2.5 Baths
Sleeps 8


“Turtle Watch”

Absorb water views of the private lake the moment you walk in the residence. Bask in the tropical charm while walking over the lake on the boardwalk that leads to the beach. This walk will confirm you've chosen the perfect place to stay with no busy roads to cross and you can even bring your dog. The two private large balconies allow you to relish the Florida sunshine with amazing sunrises and picturesque watercolors of the sunset.

Whether discovering Destin for the 1st time or returning, we look forward to welcoming you to a piece of paradise along the Emerald Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle. Stroll to the beach to feel the sugar-white sand between your toes & admire the crystal clear waters to absorb a dose of Vitamin D. If you are exhausted from building sandcastles, return to take a dip in the swimming pools. If you need to burn off some additional energy, grab your sneakers and twirl your racquet to find your match on the Tennis Courts.

Our split level, (2) bedroom townhome is tastefully designed to provide plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Enjoy the fact that the only pitter-patter of footsteps above your head will be your own. This townhome sleeps (8).

The kitchen on the upper level is well equipped with a refrigerator, electric stovetop, oven, microwave & dishwasher. Enjoy your morning coffee with the option of a Keurig or coffee maker. Your chef can have his/her own space with extra room to invite helpers. The dining room table has seating for (6). If you choose to BBQ, charcoal grills are located between units 40-52. If you spill something or feel the need to launder your beach towels or clothes, a full-sized washer and dryer are available.

The living room on the upper level features a large flat screen TV and a cozy seating area, with a sleeper sofa and overstuffed chair and ottoman where you can snuggle up & enjoy movies or play games! For your convenience there is a Powder Room on this level. The sliding glass door off the living room offers a nice sized balcony to enjoy some privacy or entertainment around the patio table and chairs or allows you to curl up with a great book overlooking the lake and palm trees.

The master bedroom on the lower level has a king bed, closet, flat screen TV, ceiling fan & ensuite bathroom with a step-in tub/shower combo. The sliding glass door allows you to step out to the private balcony with a porch swing and high-top table and chairs to enjoy some well-deserved rest & relaxation. The guest bedroom has two full beds located on the lower level, with a step-in tub/shower combo. The living room provides additional sleeping accommodations with a queen sleeper sofa. The full-size washer/dryer combo is located in a closet off the hallway.

Two free parking passes are provided; one assigned parking spot right outside the door and unassigned spots are first come first serve around the well-lit parking lot.

If fishing is your game, Destin is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” & claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Enjoy the convenience of walking to restaurants, shops, grocery stores & more!

On a final note, the condo is a self-check-in residence with a keyless entry lock to assist in practicing social distancing & allowing you to enjoy your vacation without the stress of losing your keys. The unit is pet friendly with a $200 non-refundable pet fee.

At any time, if you have any questions, prior to booking, packing or during your stay, please do not hesitate to ask for we pride ourselves in providing you an exceptional customer experience.


• Pets Allowed

• Xplorie ~ Free Daily Passes for Multiple Excursions

• Lake Views

• 5-acre Stocked Fishing Lake

• Beach Access ~ 2 minute walk to the Beach

• Beach Wagon & 3 Beach Chairs

• Free Beach Set-up = 2 Chairs & 1 Umbrella ~ Rental Service Available

• Two Swimming Pools (one is heated seasonally)

• Tennis & Pickle Ball Courts (Lighted Nightly and Rackets/Balls included)

• Shuffle Board Court

• Beach Side Volleyball Court

• BBQ Grills in Common Area

• Non-smoking Unit

• Convenient to Shopping, Outlets, Grocery Stores & Restaurants


• Master Bedroom - King Bed with Ensuite Bathroom (step-in tub & shower combo)

• Guest Bedroom - (2) Full Beds with Ensuite Bathroom (shared step-in tub/shower)

• Living Room - Queen Sleeper Sofa with Powder Room (shared step-in tub/shower)


• Parking - One parking space is available and one additional vehicle may park in unmarked space on a first come first serve basis. Parking passes are provided for you at check-in and must be visible in all vehicles. Please note no boats or trailers allowed.

• Age Requirements - You MUST be 25 years or older to book this property & must be staying in the condo for the duration of the reservation.

• Cleaning - Our cleaning company is following & practicing the CDC Cleaning Guidelines, VRHK (Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals) & VRMA (Vacation Rentals Management Assoc.) Guidelines.

• “Xplorie Free Fun Pass” - iTrip Vacations Destin invites you to click the link below for our guests enjoy (1) complimentary admission per day for one of the following activities below (not available for stays over 27 days):

1. Sea Blaster Dolphin Cruise

2. Baytown Adventure Zone Airborne Adventures

3. Urban Air Adventure Park

4. Emerald Bay Golf

5. Golf Garden Golf

6. Bluewater Bay Golf

We help make the most of your vacation by providing Free Admission to some of the area's top attractions each and every day! Create exciting memories, have more fun, and truly experience your destination!


940 East US-98, 50 Destin, FL 32541

Sleeping Arrangements

#1 Master Bedroom: King
#2 Guest Bedroom: Full (2)
Living Room Sleeper Sofa: Sofa Queen

Bathroom Configuration

#1 Master Bedroom - Ensuite Bathroom: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet
#2 Guest Bedroom - Ensuite Bathroom: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet
#3 Power Room:: Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
BBQ Grill - Community
Bath Tub
Beach Resort
Beach Service Rentals Available (Seasonally)
Beach Service Setup Included (Seasonally to Include 2 Chairs & 1 Umbrella)
Big Screen TV
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Communal Pool
Covered Patio
Destin Commons Mall and Destin's Scenic Harborwalk Village
Dishes Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Family Friendly
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Hair Dryer
Internet Access
Iron and Board
Lake View
Living Room
No RV's
No Trailers
Open Patio
Outlet Shopping
Pet Friendly
Pickleball Court(s)
Satellite or Cable
Self Check-In
Shopping Center
Shuffle Board
Smoke Detector
Snowbird Friendly
Washing Machine
Water Parks
Water Sports
Water View
Xplor!e Daily Free Fun Package
Xplorie Daily Pass - Baytowne Adventure Zone
Xplorie Daily Pass - Bluewater Bay Golf
Xplorie Daily Pass - Dolphin Cruise
Xplorie Daily Pass - Emerald Bay Golf
Xplorie Daily Pass - Golf Garden of Destin
Xplorie Daily Pass - Urban Air Adventure Park
High-Touch Surfaces Disinfected
Linens High Temp Wash
Outdoor Pool




Great location
5/5 stars
Great location and accommodations. We decided to extend our stay and the host was very quick responding to us. Would stay there again.
- Maria
Fantastic rental with lots to offer
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful stay at 50 Southbay! If you are looking for fishing, beach, pool, and relaxation. This is the place to rent! Home is equipped with everything you need for your vacation stay. Holly and Sarah are a pleasure to rent from and they are always very responsive and ensure you have a comfortable and fantastic vacation. This is our 2nd time and we will return. Thank you itrip for making our stay wonderful and memorable.
- Susan
4th of July stay
5/5 stars
We had a great time this location was perfect distance to the beach and perfect view to the fireworks!! Extremely clean and everything is provided for your stay.. We had a great time 👍👌
- Victoria
A Relaxing Stay
5/5 stars
It was a relaxing stay; upon entry, the view of the water from the bedroom and living room was serene. Nice, clean and quiet. Perfectly situated with multiple eateries within a 3-5mile radius. The short walk to the private beach... The beach was the icing on the cake. Water so clean, sand so white and smoothly fine. I definitely will plan a trip back because there is so much to explore within a short radius which I didn't get to.
- Nanne
Beautiful Property + Pristine Beach
5/5 stars
I really enjoyed my stay in Destin, FL in large part due to where I stayed and I am so happy I chose this place. The private beach, the amenities (free beach chair, umbrella etc), the clean, welcoming property and the prompt responses to questions... Everything about this stay was perfect. I still reminisce about sitting on that porch swing. I can't wait to be back. Thank you to the hosts.
- Terence
Really Great!
5/5 stars
Condo was fantastic, fully stocked kitchen, and towels, linens, and was decorated very nicely. The deck views were amazing and for area, very private and quiet. Beach walk was short and enjoyable, crossing the bridge and seeing all turtles daily like they were greeting us was refreshing. Check-In was quick, easy and early, as we were texted for early Check-In, host was very quick with responses and pleasant. Absolutely No Complaints….
- Anthony
Great Stay in Destin!
5/5 stars
We were in Destin for a baseball tournament for our oldest son. The property was in a great location and proximity to the beach compared to a lot of properties that are pet friendly. It was clean, and everything worked properly. We enjoyed seeing the turtles and ducks, and the beach was absolutely beautiful. The beach chair service was great, too. The kids enjoyed playing with the beach toys, and the cooler provided was clutch. Check-in was easy, and the hosts were in touch just to check on everything once we were settled, which we appreciated.
- Ashley
Wonderful Stay
4/5 stars
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Southbay ~ Turtle Watch. The unit was clean and comfortable with an easy 5 minute walk to the beach. We enjoyed the free beach service on the private beach and everything else you needed was provided in the townhome; from the beach wagon to toys and extra chairs for the beach. We fished off the bridge in the lake and caught huge bluegills and enjoyed watching the turtles swim around. We brought up a couple of cosmetic items to the rental company just as an FYI and they were right there to correct the issues (an example is the porch umbrella had a tear and they came to replace it). They were easy to work with and super helpful. I am one who prefers to stay right on the beach but I would definitely return to this location!
- Melanie
Great stay
5/5 stars
We had a great time staying in unit #50. The condo was just as described and very clean. It was on the bay which was great to go out and see the turtles. It was a 3min walk to the beach and walking distance to shops and places to eat. Great location. We will be booking this unit again!
- Heather
South Bay Destin
5/5 stars
The townhouse was very nice and in a great location. The pictures featured are exact and the place clean plus well equipped. The customer service was extraordinary. A simple phone resulted in the operations manager at the place within minutes. Staff was always helpful and friendly. When our unit was available early we were notified. Exceptional service.
- Janis
DESTIN January 2022 stay
5/5 stars
Condo was in great shape comfortable beds great shower loved the decks suggest owner get 2 beach chairs for use and take 2 of the dining chairs out because 6 is too many for the space i would rate 5 stars out of 5
- Mel
Honeymoon vaca!
5/5 stars
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon & we absolutely LOVED the condo! It was absolutely adorable & in really great condition ( and very clean ) The beach access was literally no more than a 5 minute walk, it was super convenient & the walk was very scenic! The condo is also minutes away from from all kinds of restaurants, shopping plazas, & the boardwalk, which was really nice :) We loved our vacation to Destin! The beaches are beautiful, crystal clear water & white sand! Definitely want to go back!
- Lauren
Something For Everyone
5/5 stars
We were very happy with our stay. So much to do at this townhouse. Fishing, pool, and beach. There is something for everyone in your family. The boys loved fishing in the lake and on the beach. The girls loved the big pools and clear water at the beach. This is a must stay location. The townhouse was clean and updated. The decks were fabulous and we watched many sunsets. We cannot wait to stay again.
- Susan
Turtle Watch - Unit 50
5/5 stars
True to pictures and comments. My family and I had a wonderful week at Unit 50. Spacious and Nicely furnished with relaxing water views. The beach and beach chair service was great! So many restaurants and activities nearby. We will definitely come back next year!
- Gina
South Bay by the Gulf
5/5 stars
This is Connie. Myself and three sisters took a trip to Destin, Florida. My sister booked this townhome. We all loved it. It was very peaceful and clean. It fit our needs perfectly and my Sophie (small dog) loved it as well. It was true to the pictures and all that was told to us. Will definitely book again as soon as we can. Thank you!
- Laura
South Bay 50
5/5 stars
Nice place, clean, good location, and hassle free. The complementary beach chairs and umbrella were a great benefit. I have no complaints of this rental. If I were to express a wish list it would be a parking area, closer access, or shuttle to the beach. The walk was substantial while carrying the family’s beach accessories. I also would like to have a covered porch roof to sit under. Especially when it’s raining to be able to sit outside and keep belongings dry. However this did not discourage our stay and did not disappoint. We had a great vacation with our expectations met.
- Chris

Thank you for your 5 star review of Southbay 50. So glad you took use of the free beach chairs and umbrella. We agree the location is awesome - very private but close to everything in Destin. Love to hear about great vacations. Please come back and stay with us again.

- Manager Response
Family Friendly
5/5 stars
We're a family of 4 with 2 adult children and we enjoyed a great 2 week stay. The place was as advertised - we had plenty of space, close to shops & restaurants and loved the free beach chair service! Had a great time and hated to leave. Highly recommend!
- Jeff

Thank you for your 5 star review of South Bay 50. We agree this is the perfect location and size for the family. So close to the action of Destin but in such a quiet peaceful location. The double decks are awesome for relaxation!. Glad you used the free beach service. Please come back and stay with us next year. iTrip Vacation Rentals Destin will be here waiting!!

- Manager Response
Beautiful Lake view cottage
5/5 stars
Thank you for letting us stay at this great cottage. It was so peaceful and quiet to sit by the lake each morning. It is so close to everything you need but no parking issues or crowds to deal with. Kitchen is adorable and loved the full size washer and dryer. Master bed was very comfortable and also enjoyed the private porch off of our room. Check in was super easy and Amber at Itrip was so helpful. We will definitely stay there again.
- Sarah

Thank you for your 5 star review. This is such a quaint unit but close to everything including the beach and pool! Please come back and stay with us again next year.

- Manager Response

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