Why You Should Book Direct

Save money and enjoy excellent customer service on your next Emerald Coast vacation when you book direct.

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The rise in popularity of third-party online travel agencies(OTAs), such as Airbnb, Vrbo, Expedia, and Booking.com, can bring more power to the guest — but, is there an easier and cheaper booking option?


Booking directly through a local, on-site rental management company is not only a less expensive option — but a more reliable experience!

Benefits of Booking Direct

Booking a vacation rental through OTAs such as Airbnb, Vrbo, and Vacasa, cause guests to incur hidden fees at booking. These extra fees can cause your vacation rental to cost 4-15% more than booking a vacation rental directly.


Booking directly with Destin Gulfgate allows you to get the lowest rate on your beach resort condo rental which allows your vacation budget to go further! Skip the middleman, avoid unnecessary third-party fees, and enjoy genuine, local expertise when planning your next Destin Florida vacation. We give you the ability to securely reserve rentals online in minutes. Just search our inventory of Destin vacation rentals and book instantly online. 



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Professionally Managed


If you prefer a consistent hotel-like experience when you are on vacation, you should book your condo rental directly. There are many properties online that are offered by owners themselves. However, owner-managed rentals are not necessarily held to the same high standards as rentals that are professionally managed.

We have a devoted in-house team, so should anything unexpected happen during your stay, our team is able to quickly resolve them to get you back to your Emerald Coast vacation.  


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Local Customer Service


Most OTA’s are just a directory of every vacation rental and hotel room within your search parameters. Their customer service will more than likely have very little information about a room or condo to answer any questions you may have.

Our team on site has extensive knowledge of our condos for rent and the amenities!  We’re committed to excellent customer service. Call or email our local team with questions at any time.


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Get to know Destin Gulfgate

Here at Destin Gulfgate, we love helping our guests experience the best of Destin and make memories that will last a lifetime. We want to help make planning your beach getaway easy because vacations should be relaxing. Whether you need food deliveries or want to take advantage of our beach service and other resort amenities, let us take the stress out of planning.

Need local suggestions for places to eat or things to do? We have you covered! 

Ready to book your Emerald Coast vacation rental? Search our availability or contact us today!

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