Heron 609 ~~ Beautiful Ocean and Bay Views!

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10 Sleeps
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

Heron 609 has been furnished down to the smallest detail for your vacation experience. This 3 bedroom 2 bath condominium is a large end unit (1974 sq. ft. total area) with extra windows. The wrap around terrace is very large and roomy for evening meals or coffee in the morning as you overlook the unobstructed views of the bay, lazy river, and Gulf of Mexico. We recently furnished the balcony with new comfortable lounge furniture that seats several for your comfort. You can see the bay, lazy river, or gulf side from every window. We really loved that about Heron 609!

Living area:
Beautiful tropical décor including new Hunter ceiling fans throughout the condo, paint, draperies, rugs and furniture. We have added a beautiful sleeper sofa and sleeper chair, and huge Panama Jack entertainment center with flat screen 50” television and Sony blue ray player.

Gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Kitchen is equipped with everything down to new paint and decor! Great cookware, dishes, and every kitchen gadget you can imagine.

Master Bedroom One:
Master bedroom has beautiful new tropical décor and furnishings. You will sleep well on the pillow top Sealy Posturepedic mattress with Ralph Lauren bedding. Ensuite private bath has large Jacuzzi tub, separate travertine shower and double vanities. Large walk in closet. Terrace access from the master bedroom. We want to make sure you have a good nights sleep and feel surrounded by comfort while staying in our condo.

Master Bedroom Two:
This unit has two Master Bedrooms for the couple who vacations with friends or family. Second bedroom has beautiful tropical décor and a king pillow top Sealy Posturepedic mattress with Ralph Lauren bedding for your comfort. Flat screen television with Sony blue ray player to watch movies. Beautiful waterfront bay and gulf views from this suite.

Third Bedroom:
Bedroom three has it’s own private balcony with a beautiful view of the gulf and bay, new flooring, fresh paint, ceiling fan, and bright décor that just makes a person happy! The third bedroom has bunk beds with full on bottom and twin on top with an extra pullout twin underneath. Sleeps 4 and great room for the kids. We also added a new armoire for the flat screen television and Sony blue ray player.

Destin West Beach and Bay Resort offerings:
*High speed wireless internet and cable television provided during your stay.
*Private pool for Heron residents and guests only.
*Beachside-Beautiful beaches for Destin West Guests, 5000 sq. ft. pool, splash garden for the kids, Jacuzzi/hot tubs, state of the art fitness center
*Bayside-700 ft. Tropical Oasis Lazy River with gradual decline pool entry and waterfall (floating tubes included), several Jacuzzi/hot tub areas, BBQ grilling areas, grassy play areas, wonderful walking trail around the resort.
*Rental agent offers the use of beach chairs, umbrella’s, wagons, and toys for the kids for use at the beach.
Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is located next to the Gulfarium, the Boardwalk, public fishing pier for fishing, great live music, restaurants, and a place next door where you can rent jet skis, kayaks, a barge, or go parasailing. So convenient you can park your car and walk for entertainment during your entire vacation. Great fishing, bike trails, shopping, snorkeling, diving, sailing, surfing, kite boarding. We hope you enjoy your stay.

****All reservations require a $49 property damage protection fee which covers up to $1500 in damages. Reservations made online will be billed the $49 automatically. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE DAMAGE INSURANCE THROUGH VRBO AT THE TIME OF BOOKING AS THIS WILL BE A DUPLICATE CHARGE.

****Booking dates must be agreed upon by management company and guests. Minimum dates listed are not guaranteed for rental. For any questions on rentals less than our usual 6 night minimum, please contact us for confirmation.

Effective 4/19/2017 any new reservations made using American Express will be charged an add'l 2.5% cc fee.



  • combination tub/shower
  • jetted tub
  • king
  • shower
  • sleep sofa /futon
  • toilet
  • tub
  • twin/ single


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching


  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


  • Resort
  • Water View


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Weddings


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Guest Reviews of heron 609 ~~ beautiful ocean and bay views!

Fort Walton Beach , FL

Vacation Rental Reviews by Flipkey

Nice but a bit Dusty

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by MELISSA P.
outside of some dusty shelves and worn out/dirty cushions in the dining room and outdoor seating, this property was very clean. there was also no working ice machine, so bring your own.

Floating Down The Lazy River

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Susan M.
Manager Response:
Susan, thank you so much for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our condo and hope to see you back soon.

Destin West Heron 609

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Jean F.
The rental was spacious with adequate bedding supplies could use more bath towels we had 11 guests the microwave quit but a replacement was sent and then a replacement installed Great location wonderful breeze on patio and could view the sunrise. The decor was beautiful . The beds were comfy . The nicest condo I’ve rented out of 4 others at Destin West
Manager Response:
Thank you, Jean, for your wonderful review. So glad we were able to fix any issues you had quickly during your stay and that you enjoyed your stay with us!!

Heron 609

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Dan O.
Wonderful condo. Wonderful vacation!! This place is awesome!! Will come back next year for sure!!
Manager Response:
Thank you Dan for this wonderful review!! Can't wait to have you back with us.


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Jennifer H.
We had a wonderful time at Destin West. The heated pool made the afternoon so relaxing. Everything from check in to check out was very organized and well explained. The location of the property is convenient to all of the activities in the area. Our favorite non beach activity was the Segaway tour of Destin. I would definitely recommend this property to others. It is spacious, clean, and well equipped.
Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Hanna, Thank you for this amazing 5 star review! We truly love hearing from our guests and enjoy reading your recommendations! We'll be standing by to help you book your next visit!

Wonderful Stay

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Kevin E.
The condo was beautiful, spacious and accommodating! Great location. Close to beaches, restaurants and a short drive to Crab Island. The onsite management staff was very friendly and helpful. Had such a great time. Will definitely book again.
Manager Response:
Dear Mr. Ehling, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us this amazing review for 609 Heron! We love hearing from our guests and are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! We'll be looking forward to your next trip!


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Robert M.
Manager Response:
Dear Mr. Montgomery, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in 609 Heron! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We'll save some Florida sunshine for your next visit!


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by VICKI I.
The condo was beautiful and very clean. We had a great experience and will definitely consider staying here again.
Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Iller, We're so grateful for your amazing review! We love hearing from our guests! We're always here to help you book your next trip whenever you're ready to come back!


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by
From the property managers to the condo to the resort all were 5 star.
Manager Response:
Dear Mr. Hampsey, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We're so happy that you had a good stay, and hope you'll be back to visit again soon!

Great vacation!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Tressia L.
We had a wonderful time with our kids and grandkids. Only suggestion is that a pizza cutter was needed. Everything else needed for kitchen was there. Wonderful amenities and it was great to be able to use Ramada facilities. Ocean was not as clear in Ft. Walton as water in Destin but all in all a wonderful time with family.
Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Loveless, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! I wish you had let us know about the pizza cutter so we could have brought one to you! We try to keep up with things that go missing from our units, but during the busy summer months, we may not see that one is gone. We'll be sure to add one for your next visit! We're always available to help you book your next trip!

A few days in paradise

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Donna L.
Wonderful stay, we had an issue with a/c unit leaking and I was fixed immediately
Manager Response:
Dear Ms. LeBlanc, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We always treat issues that may arise as a priority and am so happy we got to you quickly! We're ready to help you plan your next vacation when ever you are!

Best vacation

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Martha G.
We stay in a 3 bedroom house n I'm calling that because that's how it felt.
Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Garcia, I agree! These three bedroom condos DO feel like homes, don't they? I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please come see us again!

Rodewig Family Vacation

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Angela R.
We had a great time on our vacation! Wonderful condo, great pools, great weather! Best vacation. We have had.
Manager Response:
Dear Ms. Rodewig, I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation! As property managers, this is what its all about for us! We can't wait to book your next visit!


5 out of 5 stars          
Review by
The condo was beautiful. Very clean and well- maintained. No complaints whatsoever. I would definitely stay at Heron 609 again.

my stay

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by
Kids had a good time

Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Michael (Cody) B.
The condo was very beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Anytime we had any problems they owner and manager were very attention and took care of things quickly. We would definitely recommend staying there. We did have an issue on our part with my nephews playing music loudly from the balcony. The owner called me and politely expressed her concern and once I found out what was being done we took care of it quickly. The overall experience was very pleasant. We loved the garage with all the pool/beach items for us to use.
Manager Response:
Hi Cody! Thanks for the great review. No worries about your nephew but thank you for taking care of it so quickly. We appreciate you staying with us.

First week in March 2017

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Diane S.
We loved the Destin area and our condo as well. The property was well maintained and the inside of the condo was exactly as the pictures reflected. It was clean, had anything you would ever want or need in the kitchen and was beautifully decorated. We plan on returning for sure !!

I wish I lived here

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by
I said those exact words to myself every evening when I got back to Heron 609 after work.

Amazing Stay

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Ritchie D.
We could not have asked for anything more elegant, cozy and convenient. It was just absolutely amazing!! We will most definitely be returning in the near future.

Great vacation

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Dorinda W.
Great trip for the whole family!!!

Very nice accommodations

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Ronnie C.
We took our family of 6 with older children and had a great time. Spent more time at pool than the gulf, but access to gulf was easy. Definite difference from bay side to gulf side, and you will want the bay side for nicer accommodations.
Manager Response:
Ronnie I am so glad that you enjoyed 609 Heron and DestinWest Resort. We look forward to your returning as a guest with us in the future. Take Care, Juie

Family vacation

4 out of 5 stars          
Review by Linds H.
Very nice unit. Was disappointed when we had to run out to buy hand soap right away. Any other unit we have rented anywhere always supplied a start package with mini bars of soap, mini shampoo and starter laundry detergent. This unit had none of those.

Beautiful and Enjoyable Room

5 out of 5 stars          
Review by Debbie W.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Heron 609. The room was very clean and was stocked with pretty much all the necessities, plus some. The best part of all is the view from the room. It had an excellent view of Lazy River, but you could also see the gulf from a different area of the balcony.