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1 / 29 2020 sq. ft. single story vacation home. No steps to deal with.



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Description from owner

On this vacation, stay at the Pelican's Elbow instead of some cramped condo. Kick off your shoes, relax, enjoy your own large 4 bedroom home, private swimming pool and patio and get away from everyday. The patio is great for morning coffee instead of a morning commute.

You'll have a spacious back yard, fenced for privacy and security, with tropical landscaping and your own swimming pool, one of the largest in the neighborhood. The pool is "L-shaped," 28'1/2 feet long by 9-13 feet wide. Best of all, the pool is all yours - no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. Perhaps you are back from an afternoon at the beach, or it's after dinner - the pool is a great place for the kids (and adults) to enjoy themselves without the need to organize an expedition other than out your back door. You'll enjoy the patio with picnic table and large gas grill.

For your convenience, the Pelican has beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels and a wagon to transport them to the beach. If you wish, you can rent a street legal electric golf cart. It's a great way to tote people and supplies to and from the beach. We recommend Destin Golf Cart Rentals. (Search the web for them.)

The home is on a quiet street in a private gated community, 3 blocks from the beach.

This beautiful home with its nautical décor is perfect for large families or groups. You have room to stretch out - 2020 sq. feet (largest floor plan in the neighborhood) -- with large living/dining room, four bedrooms and two baths, a spacious family room, full kitchen with a breakfast bar seating six plus everything you need for housekeeping and a full laundry room. Everything is on one floor, so there are no stairs to contend with.

The home features porcelain tile floors, memory foam mattresses in all bedrooms, flat screen HDTVs and DVDs or VCR/DVDs throughout.

The spacious Master bedroom features a king size bed for sleeping comfort, HDTV/VCR/DVD, a private bath with double sinks, large soaker tub & shower and a huge walk-in closet. The Kahuna and Palm Bedrooms both have queen beds, HDTVs, DVD players and alarm clocks just in case you don't want to sleep in some morning. The Twin bedroom features two twin beds and HDTV with VCR/DVD player. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan. There are queen sleeper sofas in separate living and family rooms. We have a portable crib and single roll-away bed available.

Small pets are welcome at Pelican's Elbow, so they can also enjoy the family vacation.

The white-sugar-sand beach is a short stroll away and dining, shopping and amusements are close at hand. You can swim with dolphins, cruise the Gulf, parasail, kayak or partake in any of dozens of other nearby activities.

At the end of a great day in the sun, you can enjoy the family room with high-definition 46" HDTV, DVD player and a selection of books, more than 175 videos (including 30+ kid's movies), and family games. Free wireless Internet is provided.

Kick back, soak up some sun and work on your tan (or lounge in the shade) and enjoy life at the Pelican's Elbow.

Our personal site (listed below) includes additional photos of the property and links to restaurants, shopping and activities in the area and the Florida Panhandle, such as golf, tennis, helicopter rides, Florida springs, and more.

No Smoking

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Cribs

About the area

Destin features a wide array of water-oriented activities, including beautiful white-sand beaches, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling/scuba diving, pontoon boat rentals, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, sightseeing/dinner-/dolphin watching cruises, and shelling. You can even swim with the dolphins in the open ocean. The shopping is great, with the largest Designer Outlet Mall in the US just 3 miles from the home. Other activities include hiking/walking (Gulf-front state park nearby), biking, miniature golf, gym, tennis, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, museums, zoo, restaurants, cinemas and scooter & electric vehicle rentals. There is a beach service on our beach that offers rentals of sturdy beach chairs & umbrellas, canopies, cabanas, kayaks and paddle boards. Big Kahuna's is a waterpark with a mini-golf course, The Track has several go-cart tracks, kiddie rides and other amusements, and kids will like Big Daddy's with it's coin-operated amusement games and pizza. The Destin area is home to a dozen fine golf courses available to the public. There are nearby state forests with biking trails and bike, kayak and canoe rentals. Destin is close to deep water, boasting a large fleet of charter fishing boats and day boats for the finest in deep-sea fishing. Our site includes links to many of the local area attractions. Gulf of Mexico - The beach of Miramar Beach with public parking lot. Pompano Joe's (seafood), on the beach, about 6 blocks away. Captain Dave's (seafood), on the beach about 4 blocks away. Kenny D's (burgers & Cajun), across from Captain Dave's.

Getting here

We supply detailed driving directions upon down payment for a reservation.

Interaction with guest

The owner will meet guests for check-in, supplying keys and gate remotes, an orientation to the area and answer any questions. A notebook in the home provides details on the property, Internet access codes and local restaurant information.

Owner profile

Ronald L



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Water sports

Reviews (19)

Excellent – based on 19 reviews Excellent
19 reviews

“Great Vacation Family Home”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2017

We stayed at the pelicans' elbow with our daughter, husband and 4 young grand kids. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably and we had a lot of privacy. Everything in the home was clean and we had lots of amenities to use when needed. The pool was extremely enjoyable and my grand kids had a blast even ever that being said the house was perfect for our families and located centrally close to shopping and restaurants. Mr. Larsen was a great making sure we had all our needs were met. met. The only complaint we had was that the grill was so old that it burnt our food. This home is a definite 5 star to me and my family because we are already planning next year trip and staying longer.

Owner's reply: I'm happy that you enjoyed your vacation at The Pelicans Elbow. And the grill has been replaced.

“Awesome Home :)”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

This house is wonderful for vacations, it has all you need! If you have little ones they have strollers a high chair, packnplay and toys for the bech!!! The pool was lots of fun too :) rally recommend this home & working with Ronald was great his really nice :)

“Great retreat”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2015

Have rented a lot of vacation spots over the years this BYE FAR was the best stocked of them all..Ron was a treat to work with and every thing was as stated. Although weather was a pain in the butt we had a wonderful time.....Brian

Owner's reply: I pleased that you enjoyed your vacation. Hope to see you again at Pelican's Elbow.

“Loved the Pelican”

Reviewed 18 Oct 2015

The 7 of us just came home from a 8 day stay at the Pelican's Elbow. Everything as stated in the offering by Ron Larsen was true and accurate and he was a cool guy to deal with. House had 4 bedrooms, washer/dryer, pool, and was exceptionally clean & was convenient to beach, restaurants, stores, and attractions. If ever can get the family together again and wanted to go back to Destin, we would have to look no further than the Pelican.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the kind words. I enjoyed having you as guests at Pelican's Elbow.

“Fantastic Home Away From Home!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2015

We have just returned from our second visit to Pelicans Elbow. This home has everything! The kitchen is well equipped, plenty of towels etc. The back yard is fully fenced, which is great for our dogs, the pool is great and there's a grill if you want to eat in. Ron makes sure you know all the good places to eat nearby and his folder with lots of other information is really useful. We will be returning next year and honestly wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else in Destin.

“Pelican's elbow review”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2015

We stayed at the pelicans' elbow with our 2 young children and another family and their two young children. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably. The home was clean and had plenty of amenities for us to use. It can fully equipped with toys for the kids to use at the beach along with umbrellas and beach chairs which made packing much easier. My only complaint would be the distance from the beach. With little kids it was a bit of a walk for them to make. There was a parking lot located very close by, but we opted not to drive to avoid sand in the car. I believe the actual distance was half a mile. However that being said the house was perfect for our families and located centrally close to shopping and restaurants. Mr. Larsen was very helpful and accommodating throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend this home to other families.


Reviewed 11 Aug 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pelican's Elbow vacation rental. First time visiting Destin and we was not disappointed! Ron Larsen had an informative binder regarding the house, restaurants, places to visit, etc... which we thought was excellent for renters to find out about the area. The house and pool was lovely and everything we could possibly need was already provided for us. We definitely would book again at Pelican's Elbow! Jody Law

Owner's reply: I'm pleased that you enjoyed The Pelican's Elbow and am looking forward to hosting you on a return stay in Destin.

“family vacation”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2015

The house was well stocked. We especially appreciated the first aide kits, paper products, towels, and cleaning products. The pool was perfect since we had small kids and the beach is uber hot in July. The washer and dryer were also very handy. Thanks for helping us have a wonderful family vacation.

Owner's reply: You are welcome. Thanks for taking good care of the property, and I hope to see you on a future vacation.

“Relax and enjoy”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the pelicans elbow very much. From the private pool to the beach we had a wonderful relaxing time. We were able to get in touch with Mr. Larsen prior to arriving at the home and we're greeted by him upon our arrival. The private pool was wonderful along with the beach. We just would have liked for the beach to be a little closer as we had little ones we were toting around. Any issues that came up Mr. Larsen took care of immediately and checked in with us to make sure it was taken care of. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Hope to visit again in the near future.

Owner's reply: It was nice having you at Pelican's Elbow. Thanks for taking good care of the property, and I hope to see you again on a future vacation.

“Amazing Retreat”

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Our stay was wonderful and relaxing! The owner, was there to greet us as we arrived to give us all the information we needed for our stay. This was VERY helpful since we had not vacationed in Destin before. Everything we needed at the home was there for us to use just like we were at home. The home was spacious and VERY clean! The pool was wonderful to go to early in the mornings and in late evening before or after the beach. The back yard was nice and private for a cup of coffee and breakfast in the mornings or to have an outdoor meal in the afternoon/evening. We will definately consider staying at this home again.

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