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Overview

Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
Sleeps:
24
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8604708

About the area

Our home is in the perfect location. We are located in a wonderful gated community so traffic is kept to a minimum. The beach is a short walk away and we have our own entrance to our private beach. There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that run the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running. Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home. We have over 4 beautiful golf courses within a 10 minute drive from our home as well. Famous Pompano Joe's and The Whale's Tail restaurants are only 1/4 mile away. We walk there all the time. There is an Alvin's Island right across the street and has everything you need for a week at the beach. Including ice cream! Our kids walk over there at least twice a week to look around. There is a Bad Ass Coffee right down the street. And a scooter rental store right next door to that. Pompano Joe's The Whale's Tail Fat Clamenzas Don Pedros Cantina Surf Hut The Crab Trap

Getting around

VPS airport is 20 minutes from our home. Depending on traffic. Panama City airport is 50 minutes from our home. We have room for 4 vehicles in our driveway with additional parking in the cul de sac.

Interaction with guest

Thank you for thinking about renting our Destin home! Our home, Summer Dreams, has been our dream for several years. We built this house to enjoy with our family and friends. This is not a normal rental property. We wanted a place that no one would forget. Our daughters are active in all sorts of activities. So, like you, our lives are very busy. The beach gives us a chance to unplug and relax. We do not rent to just anyone. We are only willing to rent to families that will treat our home like it was their own. We have no interest in renting to college kids (or by their parents). We love the idea of families coming together and making memories. That's why we have a master suite on the first floor. It allows you to brin

Owner profile

Gregg S.

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (1)

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1 review

“Spring break”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2015

The house is beautifully. The pictures do not begin to do this place justice. The heated pool was wonderful. My toddler loved the tanning shelf. It was like a private baby pool:) The owner responded to my texts within 15 mins and was very approachable. We had an issue with the smoke detectors going off and he had a repair person there and changing batteries within 30 minutes. We will be returning to the house in the future!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

This house was fantastic for our four families! The location is just a short walk to the beach. The house is beautifully decorated, has comfortable beds, roomy bedrooms and beautiful bathrooms. The kitchen is perfectly equipped for cooking and has plenty of space to gather for large "family" dinners. We paid for the pool to be heated and it was great for the kids to swim in, even on the rainy days we had. It was obvious this house was planned out well for adults and children. Three different "areas" for people to hang out and have fun. Our boys loved the "man cave", all the kids loved the third floor rec room and everyone enjoyed the large couch space and kitchen area for movies and games on the first floor. We had 4 great days of beautiful sunshine and were thankful for the beach chairs provided! The owners have thought of everything you need to make a beach vacation fun! Would highly recommend this house!
Recommended for: Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

It's been over a week and we are still talking about how nice the home and location were. The house is spacious and has a getaway spot for everyone on every level. The kids had the third floor with games, quiet relaxation indoors and out on the second floor, and heated pool, entertainment, and eating on the first floor. Wow! And if you really want to get away the beach is only a 1/2 block away (football on the beach was great!). This house has been one of the best places we have ever stayed in 7 years of family vacationing. Really, there is not a bad room in the house, so large families should have no problem deciding who gets which room. This is one place we would like to stay again. Thanks Gregg for a wonderful family vacation at your home.

We had everything we needed and had plenty of space for 22 people. The pool was a lifesaver...when you have 11 kids especially. Everything was perfect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

This was a great place to be together with our family. The beach was beautiful and the pool was great so nice at the end of the day. The owner thought of a lot of things to make your vacation easier (large washer and dryer).

We had the privilege to be the 2nd renters for this great house ! We came with our families of 13 counting my husband and my self.The house was layed out perfectly with all our teens on the 3rd floor , our adults on the 2nd and my husband and I on the first floor. The walk to the beach was easy and the pool at the end of the day was so refreshing and our kids loved it and used it alot ! It took us a couple of days to figure out how much fun the jets to the pool were. We did get to experience storm "Debby "on Sunday with rain and some high winds yet we just shopped, played shuffelboard, and other games, watched movies and waited on the sun.It was a great week! We had pictures taken on the beach and we renewed our vows in front of the grill as our children expressed there appreciation for our 50th wedding anniversary.The place is wonderful for all ages,the walk to the beach was nice, the patience of Gregg was so appreciated ! We have and will recommend this place to our friends and of course on the first day there the picture of the front and back of the house went out on (social media place that we can't mention) as did 110 other pictures. Hope this will help you Gregg as you build your book of repeat business. Thanks again ! p.s. the Ocean Grill Restaurant was very nice and the food was great !

My family and I spent a wonderful week in this absolutely beautiful home in a very nice neighborhood. There were 10 of us (5 children from 3-12) and it is spacious enough for the kids to be running around but not interfering with the adults visiting. The kids loved the 3rd floor kids area with foosball table, TV/DVD and shuffleboard. Of course, the pool was a plus for them. The beds were very comfortable for everyone. The walk to the beach was easy and there are many things to do not far away. It is tastefully furnished but yet liveable. The owners were very easy to work with. Everything we needed in the kitchen was available and found it was set up perfectly for fixing a family meal. From the pictures thought maybe it would be too small but it was not. A shopping mall was close by and many specialty shops. Of course, our favorite thing is trying out new restaurants and found many wonderful restaurants in the area. Right down the road is Pompano Joe's - one of our favorites! Back Porch, AJ's, lots of wonderful food. The children of course loved the Race Track park with all the rides. I would highly recommend this house for a family vacation or just a group of friends. You would not regret it. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home. We will for sure be there every year.

We stayed here with 4 other family's which included a total of 24 people and we absolutely loved everything about this house! It's simply beautiful, spacious, clean and the location is perfect. The pool was a highlight for our group. Bedrooms were all spacious but the two masters were amazing! The boys (12 teenagers) loved the third floor. The only issue was one with the pool (not heated) when we first arrived but it was swiftly fixed. And it was just due to the pool Maintenance man being behind because of a storm that hit the night before. Other than that all things were as expected and I only mention it to assure you if there was an issue it will be ratified quickly. Gregg and Margret made this a stress free and easy vacation to plan. We would highly recommend this to anybody.