10 High-Floor Condos in Destin

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There’s no doubt about it—a beach view vacation rental is the best way to make the most of a Destin getaway. But do you know what makes that rental even better? When it is located on a high floor! When you can see endless views of the shimmering Gulf waves and crystal shores right from your elevated living room window and Gulf-facing balcony, you know you’ve hit the paradise jackpot.

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Fortunately, Ocean Reef Resorts offers a number of high-floor condos to ensure your vacation is the best it can be. Check out these ten luxury condos available for rent, from highest to lowest, to find out which is the perfect one for your next Destin vacay.

Ariel Dunes I 2208

Ariel Dunes I 2208

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Ariel Dunes I 2208 is our highest rental condo in Destin. It is located way up on the 22nd floor out of 24 floors. Say what! From here, you get amazing and undisturbed views of your favorite beach. The blue-green water literally waves at you from below. A wide balcony that stretches from the living room to the master suite takes advantage of the condo’s place in the clouds and features outdoor seating. Inside, comfortable furnishings and coastal colors create a relaxed setting. The two-bedroom rental can accommodate up to six guests, who will also have access to the incredible amenities the resort offers, including a swimming pool, poolside grills, and a fitness center.

Ariel Dunes II 2101

Ariel Dunes II 2101

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Our second-place prize goes to another Ariel Dunes condo. Ariel Dunes II 2101 is on floor 21 out of 24, and as a corner unit, it boasts some of the best vistas on the Emerald Coast. From Gulf-side patios and sunny windows, guests can enjoy views of the beach, a rich green golf course, and the magnificent arched tower at Majestic Sun. The condo features three bedrooms and three baths that can entertain up to eight guests. An open floorplan creates a spacious and welcoming vibe. Bright colors and beachy accents add to the peaceful atmosphere. Not only will guests love coming home to this paradise home-away-from-home, they’ll also enjoy discounted rates at the nearby Seascape Resort for golf, tennis, recreation rentals, and other vacation fun.

Gulfside 1402

Gulfside at Hidden Dunes 1402

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Perched on the very edge of the pristine sandy shores, Hidden Dunes Resort offers an exclusive and luxury vacation experience for its guests. And if you book your stay at the resort’s Gulfside 1402, you’re in for an incredible time. Boasting a high-level spot on floor 14 out of 20, this two-bedroom beachfront condo soars above the sand and waves. A beach-side balcony offers outdoor seating, perfect for an evening meal full of sunshine and sea breezes. In the living room, a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors ensures the beach view is just as good inside. Another mirrored wall accentuates the openness of the room, while tropical décor adds to the beach feel. Up to eight guests can take advantage of this awesome Destin vacation rental and everything the resort has to offer, including a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and a fitness center.

Edgewater 1401

Edgewater 1401

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 9 Guests

The name “Edgewater” perfectly describes this high-rise condo rental, as it is settled right on the edge of the emerald waters of the Gulf. Aside from being right up against the snow-white sand, Edgewater 1401 is located 14 floors up (out of 18), which makes it a great place for a beach vacation. From the expansive outdoor balcony, guests get incredible views of the twin pools, a lagoon and fountain, tropical palms, and the glittering jeweled Gulf. The living area is plush with cozy couches and chairs. The dining area is perfect for a casual dinner, while the large kitchen makes it easy for you to cook up a new favorite recipe. A master suite and bunkroom provide accommodations for up to nine vacationers.

Surfside 1407

Surfside 1407

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Surf’s up at surfside – and we mean waaay up! Surfside 1407 flies high on the 14th floor out of 16 at the resort. A breezy balcony offers guests front-row, box seating to nature’s greatest show. Emerald waves and sparkling sand will dominate your vision, as you bask in the Florida weather and coastal breezes. All while sipping your favorite cocktail and listening to the soothing sounds of the beach! Light tile flows throughout the open living room, kitchen, dining area, and breakfast nook, which sit between the condo’s two bedrooms. This ensures perfect privacy for up to eight guests. The master suite includes a king-size bed, while the guest bedroom has two full-size beds. Both bedrooms have balcony access, so no one feels left out!

Tides 1401

Tides 1409

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Located one level down from the top floor of the beachfront Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, Tides 1401 is an ideal vacation rental for those who want to take full advantage of Gulf Coast views. With its prominent position on the 14th floor, the two-bedroom condo looks directly out on the smooth waves, which glitter beneath a golden sun. No matter what time of day you sit on the beach balcony, you’ll revel in the sounds of splashing waves, singing gulls, and whistling winds. Mealtimes are even more enjoyable, because what is better than good food, good drinks, good friends, and good views? The living room is coastal cozy, featuring a comfortable seating ensemble, beachy accents, and sliding glass doors that lead to the balcony. The king-size master suite, the guest bedroom, and queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room can accommodate up to six guests.

Majestic Sun Penthouse 1200

Majestic Sun 1200 Penthouse

5 Bedrooms / 7 Bathrooms / 22 Guests

Is staying in a penthouse your idea of a perfect vacation? Then this incredible vacation condo is for you! Majestic Sun Penthouse 1200 is, of course, located on the top floor of this 12-story building. Perched above the arch that connects the two towers of this luxury resort, you couldn’t wish for a better place to spend your vacation. Unlike the other rentals at the resort, the penthouse is four-stories tall! From the living room, three arched windows look out over the Gulf, and a glass door leads onto an elegant balcony. Plush outdoor seating encourages you to spend as much time outdoors as possible, taking in the breathtaking seascape. The condo’s first floor features an open floorplan with incredible furnishings. A den and one of the five bedrooms are also on this level. The remaining bedrooms are upstairs, including two master suites with king-size beds, a guest bedroom with two queen-size beds, another king-size guest bedroom, and a private bunk nook. A loft with daybed and balcony access dominates the third level, and a spiral staircase leads to the fourth-floor crow’s nest. While Ocean Reef offers other high-level rentals in this complex, the penthouse really is its crowning glory!

Emerald Towers 1104

Emerald Towers 1104

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Emerald Towers 1104 sits high in its building, located on the 11th floor out of 15. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Downtown Destin rental can entertain up to eight beach vacationers. Its beachfront patio features a blue outdoor dining table and chairs, perfect for relaxing and savoring the view. Sliding glass doors ensure these same views can be enjoyed from the living room as well. The open living area has a conversational seating area and TV for entertainment, while the formal table in the dining area is great for any meal. Both bedrooms offer sunny windows. Besides the great living and sleeping accommodations provided in this high-rise condo rental, guests will also have access to awesome amenities. These include a pool, sundeck, BBQ grills, tennis courts, fitness center, and beach access.

Leeward Key 806

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

When you book a stay at Leeward Key 806, you’re really booking a vacation with unparalleled views and elegant accommodations. This eighth-floor condo is nearly at the top of this 12-story building. Its high-level balcony ensures nothing obstructs your view of the seemingly untouched beach and smooth-as-glass waves. The elegance continues inside, which boasts warm coastal colors that immediately put you into vacation mode. Tropical plants and beach accents add to the relaxed vibe. The bedrooms also feature bright colors, from the painted walls to patterned bedspreads. All in all, this two-bedroom condo can host up to eight guests. In addition to the great accommodations and proximity to the beach, guests will also have access to two community pools and an exercise room.

Waterview Towers 603

Waterview Towers 603

3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Last on our list, but certainly not least, is a top-floor condo rental at Waterview Towers in Holiday Isle. Waterview Towers 603 is on the 6th floor and, as the name suggests, boasts amazing water views from every single room! Sliding glass doors open onto an expansive waterfront balcony, where you can spend hours soaking up the sun. Inside, a large wraparound couch and plush armchairs make up the living room, allowing guests to relax and simply enjoy each other’s company. A nearby den provides additional living space. The condo’s three bedrooms can accommodate up to eight beachgoers. Each bedroom is warm and inviting. Who wouldn’t want to wake up every morning in a room with Gulf-front windows and balcony access?

Daydreaming of your next Destin vacation yet? These high-floor condos will have you wanting to plan our next vacay ASAP. If sky-high views of paradise are your idea of a good time, it’s time to book with us! Reserve your stay online or contact us, and we’ll ensure your vacation is one to remember.