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Private heated pool with shallow kiddie pool area that is only 16 inches deep!Down By the Sea Balconies W/ Gulf ViewsGourmet Kitchen & Dining areaLiving RoomPrimary Master - 2nd floor2nd Master - 3rd FloorKing bedroom w/ shared bathroom - first floorOne of 2 Kids rooms w/ bunk setsOne of 2 kids rooms w/ bunk setsCrib roomPrivate Pool w/ kids areaMaster bath 2nd floorMaster bath 3rd floorBath first floor w/ tub/shower combo
“ Excellent ”
2 Reviews

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 14
Type: Home
Per week: $1,975 - $6,375
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Destin vacation home rental
My wife and I know how hard it is to select the PERFECT rental house when all you have to go on are a few outdated pictures and a description that sounds the same in every house listing! We've been there before ourselves:) To help people with this problem, when my wife and I had this vacation rental home built for us a few years back, we decided that we would handle 100% of our rental inquiries ourselves so that folks could get honest answers to their questions and would have a better chance of finding the perfect house for their vacation! If we can help you with your questions about our rental home, please call me anytime on my cell phone! My name is Craig and my wife's name is Dodie and we welcome your phone call and actually prefer to talk with people in person rather than via email whenever possible.

'Down By The Sea' is a luxury 5 bedroom & 4 bath beach vacation home that includes 3 King Suites, complete accommodations for children, toddlers & babies, Gulf views from the 3rd floor balcony, a large heated Private Pool with a one-of-a-kind shallow kiddie pool area that is only 16 inches deep and is perfect for toddlers and small children, 2 community pools, private beach access to Destin’s famous sugar white sand beaches, and is located in an exclusive gated Destin neighborhood that is only approximately 100 steps / yards from the sugar white sand beach!

This home was custom built for 1 to 4 families (and their children) that desire a King Suite for the first 3 adult couples, a 4th bedroom with a Queen Bed and a twin bunk bed set, and a 5th bedroom that has 2 twin bunk bed sets. We also have a private crib room with a full sized baby crib and a separate pack-and-play for up to 2 babies! One of the King Suites is even on the 1st Floor to accommodate the grandparents or anyone that may have trouble climbing stairs! We cater to families with small children and babies and we provide a full sized baby crib that resides in its own crib room inside the 2nf Floor Master Suite, a pack-and-play, high-chair, 2 toddler booster seats, baby walker, umbrella stroller, kid's pool/beach toys, and a special shallow kids pool area that is only 16 inches deep! Even though this home has 5 bedrooms, it is perfect for groups between 4 and 14, and we generally offer special discounts to smaller groups in the spring, late summer, fall and winter! This $1.7+ Million luxury home was carefully designed to exceed the expectations of the most discriminate vacationing family yet was also designed to accommodate the most basic needs of a mother with small children, and is therefore perfect for those desiring to generate lasting family memories!

Our home is also a short walk to 2 very fun family appropriate beach restaurants / beach bars that offer open air seating and beautiful views of the gulf and sand! Both are perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. Additionally, there is a nice ice cream/sandwich shop less than 1 minute from the back of our home that is a favorite destination for our kid's after dinner! Approximately 2 blocks to the east is a gourmet coffee shop that also serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and there is a new Dairy Queen! In addition to the local amenities within walking distance, we are less than a 5 minute drive to countless other restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, amusement parks, golfing, fishing, etc.

The home boasts 4300 square feet of luxury living space including 900 square feet of private balconies. The home also offers spectacular views of the Gulf, is located approximately 100 yards from the private beach, and is a one-of-a-kind custom Mediterranean style home with a rich stucco exterior and custom tile roof! For families with small children and babies, we provide a full sized baby crib that resides in its own baby room inside the Primary Master Suite. We also provide a pack-and-play, high-chair, 2 toddler booster seats, baby walker, umbrella stroller and kid's pool / beach play toys free to charge!

The yard is truly an oasis and includes a spectacular one-of-a-kind large PRIVATE swimming pool (12'W x 24'L) PLUS a shallow kid’s pool area (7'W x 9'L) that is only 16" deep and is a perfect play area for toddlers and young kids! While the big kids swim at the deeper end of pool and the small kid’s splash in the shallow kid’s area, the adults can relax on the Lounge Deck "INSIDE" the pool that also can accommodate 1 or 2 full-size lounge chairs for sunbathing without leaving the cool waters of the pool! Adjacent to the pool’s lounge deck is also a large sunbathing area on the pool deck, an outside shower, a large covered porch that overlooks the pool, and a professionally landscaped yard!

The 1st FLOOR of the home boasts 10 foot ceilings, a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a spacious open floor plan that includes a large dining area that can accommodate up to 10 at a time, and a large living room that includes a large TV with Digital Cable, DVD and surround sound entertainment.

The 1st floor also includes a large front bedroom with a king-size bed and attached bathroom and walk-in closet (This bedroom is perfect for those older residents or those that have trouble climbing stairs!). The 1st floor also includes a laundry room with washer, dryer and laundry sink, a mud room decorated with white bead board and shelves.

The 2ndD FLOOR boasts 10 foot ceilings, a HUGE primary Master Bedroom and Bathroom Suite that includes a king-size bed, private sitting area, TV/DVD/Phone/alarm clock, three closets, a large private balcony with spectacular views of the Gulf and Destin sunsets, double vanity sinks with custom limestone tops, a whirlpool tub, and a large stone and glass shower. The 2nd floor also includes two large kid’s bedrooms that each has two sets of bunk beds (8 beds total) and a built-in dresser and TV/VCR alcove, and an adjacent kid’s bathroom with double vanity sinks and a tub/shower.

The 3rd FLOOR boasts 10+ foot vaulted ceilings and is the home of the Tower Master Bedroom and Bathroom Suite that includes a king-size bed, TV/DVD/phone/alarm clock, a large private balcony with the most spectacular views of the Gulf and the sunset in the home. The bathroom suite includes a walk-in closet, double vanity sinks with custom limestone tops, a whirlpool tub, and a large stone and glass shower.

In addition to the world famous beaches, Destin also offers many wonderful beachside family restaurants that have open air gulf views, great sport fishing, world class golf courses, great shopping at one of many new malls, and family activities galore at one of Destin’s many kid’s entertainment parks.
Area Information
Our home is also within walking distance to 2 very nice beach restaurants / beach bars that offer open air seating and beautiful views of the gulf and sand! Both are perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. Additionally, there is a nice ice cream/sandwich shop less than 1 minute from the back of our home that is a favorite destination for our kid's after dinner! Approx 2 blocks to the east is a gourmet coffee shop that serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as a nice family style pizza parlor with video games and a juke box! In addition to the local amenities within walking distance, we are less than a 5 minute drive to countless other restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, amusement parks, etc.

Availability Calendar

Rates

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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Nov 08 2014 Feb 27 2015 - - $1,975 - 5 Nights
Feb 28 2015 May 22 2015 - - $3,975 - 1 Week
May 23 2015 May 30 2015 - - $4,975 - 1 Week
May 30 2015 Aug 14 2015 - - $6,375 - 1 Week
Aug 15 2015 Aug 22 2015 - - $3,975 - 1 Week
Aug 22 2015 Oct 31 2015 - - $2,975 - 1 Week
Sep 05 2015 Nov 08 2015 - - $2,975 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: Rates do not incl. sales tax, cleaning fee, pool heating & deposits.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: *Holiday weeks= $500 premium over std rate.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Cribs
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (City Lights)
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Housekeeper
  • Porch
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (onsite)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Sailing
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Water Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Whale Watching
    (onsite)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Windsurfing
    (onsite)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (5 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (10 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Our home is also within walking distance to 2 very nice beach restaurants / beach bars that offer open air seating and beautiful views of the gulf and sand! Both are perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. Additionally, there is a nice ice cream/sandwich shop less than 1 minute from the back of our home that is a favorite destination for our kid's after dinner! Approx 2 blocks to the east is a gourmet coffee shop that serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as a nice family style pizza parlor with video games and a juke box! In addition to the local amenities within walking distance, we are less than a 5 minute drive to coutless other restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, amusement parks, etc.


For families with small children and babies, we provide a full sized baby crib that resides in its own baby room inside the Primary Master Suite. We also provide a pack-and-play, high-chair, 2 toddler booster seats, baby walker, umbrella stroller and kid's pool / beach play toys free to charge!

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Destin, Florida

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Lisa Lehman

Minneapolis, Mn

Very Impressive

This house exceeded our expectations. Very clean and beautiful. Our kids were always in the pool and we enjoyed the surround sound music while sitting poolside. So close to the beach. Very well furnished and Janet responded immediately when we had a question or minor problem. Very Very happy with our stay. Glad we didn't stay anywhere else.

Teresa DeWeese

Dothan, Alabama

This is a beautiful vacation home!

We were a family of 7 adults and 3 children, ages 8, 5, and 3 yrs. old staying in this home. Everything is just as the pictures show-this is a beautiful home inside & out! The home is decorated beautifully and looks new. It has been well maintained by the owners and previous vacation renters. The kitchen is well stocked with anything a cook would need. We grilled a couple of times on the outdoor grill. The children loved playing in the pool when we were not at the beach. We especially liked the 16" water in one area of the pool for the 3 yr. old to play in. There is an outside storage bin with all the pool toys one would need. The beach is a short walk and there is a convenient place to shop across the street. We look forward to our next trip back as a family reunion.

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My wife and I know how hard it is to select the PERFECT rental house when all you have to go on are a few outdated pictures and a description that sounds the same in every house listing! We've been there before ourselves:) To help people with this problem, when my wife and I had this vacation rental home built for us a few years back, we decided that we would handle 100% of our rental inquiries ourselves so that folks could get honest answers to their questions and would have a better chance of finding the perfect house for their vacation! If we can help you with your questions about our rental home, please call me anytime on my cell phone! We welcome your phone call and actually prefer to talk with people in person rather than via email whenever possible.

When we built this home a few years ago for our family and we included many very nice upscale amenities that cannot generally be found in the typical 'rental house' that is listed on the Internet. Because this is our private home we take GREAT care to insure that we only rent to nice families that help us look after the place, and WE CATER to families with young children, toddlers and babies since we have 3 young children ourselves, and we could never find such accommodations for ourselves when visiting Destin in the past. Unlike many of the homes that you will see online, our home is very well maintained and will always be clean when you arrive! Additionally, you can be assured that it will look EXACTLY like it does in our photos! We have experienced first hand that it is possible to show up to your rental home only to be disappointed by the fact that the online pictures were old and the house had not been maintained - I can promise you that this will NOT happen with our home. If you are interested in our home, please feel free to call me anytime and either my wife or I will personally answer any questions that you may have! I hope you come to stay with us Down By The Sea sometime in the near future!

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    My wife and I built this home a few years ago for our family and we included many very nice upscale amenities that cannot generally be found in the typical 'rental house' that is listed on the Internet. Because this is our private home we take GREAT care to insure that we only rent to nice families that...
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