“My wife, family and I stayed at The Islander from June 29th til July 5th. Our family is special. My oldest 2 children, Sean, 16, and Cody, 14, have a genetic disorder called MPS. Needless to say; finances are tight, we have many medical bills. As a result, vacations are few and far between.
But, they have been through so much, we decided we had to do SOMETHING this summer to get away. We booked the trip back in April, I think, and probably 4 or 5 times a week, we would look at the website and long for the day that our vacation started. Finally, we left on the 28th from our home here in Missouri. Originally, we weren’t supposed to arrive til the 29th, but as we drove farther, the kids just wanted to keep going and going and going. We decided to call and see if there was any way we could check in a day early. When my wife called and Pam said the room was available, I’m pretty sure you could hear the cheer from our minivan all the way back here in Missouri. From the time we turned onto Gulf Shore Drive and pulled into the parking lot, it felt like we were home. The condo was a perfect size for our family. It was very clean and well appointed. But, when we walked out onto the patio and saw our view, it took our breath away. We all walked out onto the balcony together and hugged for an eternity. Then, almost in unison, we screamed, “Last one in is a rotten egg!”
We had the best week ever. The weather was gorgeous, the beaches were amazing and the water just incredible. And when we got tired of fighting the waves, we could go up to the beautiful pool, grab a chair and lay back and relax. Our boys as well as our daughter and niece couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces all week. We went parasailing, rode go karts and ate like kings all week. We just really had the best time of our lives. We all just wanted to thank you so much for providing us with this special time for our family. I don’t know when, but, I can guarantee you, we will be back again someday.”
Eric, Vicki, Sean, Cody and Amber
The Islander is the perfect place to stay while in Destin. Everyone that worked at the condo and everyone who stayed there were very friendly and ready to answer any questions we had about the condo or the city. We were able to find the hotspots that only locals knew about as well as the tourist favorites. The beach was never overcrowded or too thin, which gives the option to sit and read a book or meet with new people every day. Plus, there were dolphins that swam by almost daily which made this section of the beach even more exciting. The unit itself was very clean and offered everything you need to complement your stay in Destin. Our unit was by far the best value in terms of the way it was decorated and the bonuses such as the TVs, surround system, and free daily beach setup. Any return trips to Destin will definitely be to The Islander! We had a great time!”
We just recently stayed at the Islander on July 9th. We had never been to Destin before so I had searched for weeks and even called and emailed lots of condo owner’s and in the end I choose yours. Not knowing anything about your place except the reviews I had read and your website. I was scared to see what I had chosen but when I arrived it was just perfect. Your place is very well kept up, the landscaping is pretty and it is in a wonderful location. Our room was also just perfect, no complaints at all. We had a perfect view of the ocean from our balcony which we saw boats and dolphins in the morning. When I would wake up in the morning, I would go straight to the balcony to see what was out on the ocean that day. What a beautiful sight. A am from southeast Missouri and I sure wish we had this view at our home town! It was also fun watching the cabana guy put up the umbrellas and chairs every morning bright and early. This young man was very nice and did a wonderful job. Was glad to get the 2 free chairs and umbrella every day. Also I want to say a special thanks to Kathy Wilson at the front desk who does her job very well and asked me several times if I was enjoying myself. I work in customer service at a Stihl Dealership and I want to say this lady is doing very good at “good” customer service. The gated beach was perfectly white sands and the ocean was beautiful. We loved playing on the beach. Also for those wondering if this condo is close to anything. It is a short drive to almost everything. The traffic was not bad at all. If we can afford another trip like this next year, I definitely plan on staying at your place and I have recommended your place to several people so far. I couldn’t wait to get back and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at The Islander. Thanks for a great vacation and have a wonderful day!!