About the property
- House4000 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)
Destination Paradise. THERE IS NO BETTER RENTAL LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS. There are 8 bedrooms (SLEEPS 20) - NEARLY 100 FAVORABLE REVIEWS, directly across the street from the beach with spectacular UNOBSTRUCTED GULF AND LAKE VIEWS. You will enjoy one of the largest pool/deck in Destin, a HUGE 37' x 16' private pool/spa on the lake with over 1,200 ft. of sundeck, located directly on a spring fed lake, gated community, over 4,000 square feet home with 1,000 feet of balconies/porches on a 0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park. You are directly across and steps away from the sugar white sands and emerald waters of Destin’s finest beaches (and the Crab Trap restaurant).
The house contains 3 king beds (two masters with jetted tubs and private balconies), 4 queen beds, 2 bunk bed sets (ie, 4 twin beds), and queen size sofa sleeper.
There are two of everything at this home to make your stay more enjoyable and less stressful - two over sized front loading washer/dryer sets, two dishwashers, two masters (each with jetted tub and private balcony), double oven, two 50-55' HDTVs in the two large family rooms. LOTS of parking (8 or more cars) on the 0.5 acre lot located adjacent to a green space/park with gazebo.
*8 bedrooms (two masters)
*UNOBSTRUCTED and breathtaking gulf view
*Huge private pool/sun deck on the lake with several palm trees
*Directly across the street from the beach and Crab Trap restaurant
*Located directly on a spring fed lake
*0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park with gazebo
*Tons of parking - can easily accomodate 8 or more cars
*All flat screen TVs
'Destination Paradise”, is located in the prestigious Destiny neighborhood that offers a large community pool, tennis court, and basketball. The neighborhood is gated, offering additional privacy and security for you and your family. This home is located across from the Crab Trap restaurant.
NEW FOR 2018 - New exterior paint and roof, hardwood flooring, and built-in bunkbeds.
Keywords: Beach House
Nick & Tina Athens
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Nick & Tina Athens
We totally renovated, furnished, and operate this home. We are hands on owners. We keep our homes updated and are very attentive to detail, including a high cleanliness standard. Take a look at our guest comments - we take care of our guests!
Nick & Tina Athens purchased this House in 2008
Why Nick & Tina Athens chose Destin
This is one of the most unique settings. Very few places in the world can you be on a spring fed lake while also on a saltwater body of water. This home offers great views of both. This lot is the largest of any rental home in Destin and is also next to a large green space.
What makes this House unique
Largest lot size of any rental home in Destin!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A Piece of Paradise
There are many reasons to rent this home and only one not to and that reason is if the calendar is booked. I am a very picky renter and reviewed hundreds of homes before choosing this one. One never knows what they are going to get when renting, but this is the real deal. Every single word of the description is accurate. The property is extremely clean and the owner rocks. Nick was great to work with and the housekeeper, Nora was an added bonus. The personal involvement by the owner is added value to this rental. The home is spacious (we had 17 guests-11 adults; 6 children); the furnishings are beyond what is needed; I would rent this house even if I didn't need this much space. The pool area is fabulous and the lake views are as breath taking as the ocean views. The actual views are far better than the pictures demonstrate. Simply magnificent.The landscaping is beautiful and well manicured. The double washers/dryers and double dishwashers and double kitchen supplies (dishes, cookware, utensils, etc.) exceeded the need. The owners have done a wonderful job ensuring the home is furnished for large groups. This is rare in larger homes. The pool area was a fan favorite, moreso than the beach; the men were certain they were in heaven with the two 50" TV's. The smaller children loved the windows under the larger window panels around the house. They were entertained on the one rainy day, and declined to use the door to the deck-they thought the windows were little doors for them (have to rent the property to know what I mean). The location was perfect; close to everything one could possible want or need. Finally, thank you Nick for your personal involvement and to your wife for her vision of the furnishings. You demonstrated the difference between an involved owner and an absentee owner. I'll be back whether I need the 8 bedrooms or not.
Absolutely stunning home with great views! House was clean and owners were very responsive and helpful all week! Highly recommend!!
Destination Paradise does not disappoint!
Our stay in Destin was amazing and staying here made it even better! The house is very nice. There were plenty of beds for the 4 families that stayed here for an entire week. The information we were given in writing, and by the house manager upon our arrival, was very straightforward, easy to follow and made knowing the ins and outs of the home, the gated community in which it’s located and the Destin area a breeze. Paying for the pool to be heated was a must in our eyes and we used it every day rain or shine!
If you have a big group of people and need a wonderful place to stay (that also happens to be somewhat centrally located within Destin) I would highly recommend you give Nick and Tina Athens’s Destination Paradise a try!
Close to many attractions and directly across the street from the beach
Was a beautiful home and pool and being across the street from the beach was awesome.
We rented this house for our family to attend my son's wedding. The 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms worked wonderfully for our large group. The second floor with the kitchen, wet bar and large living room and dining room worked wonderfully. The balconies were used a lot by our group. Being across the street from the beach was wonderful for everyone going back and forth without having to walk far. It was like we were staying on the beach. We could sit and watch the sunrise and sunset from the balcony. Everyone really enjoyed the nice swimming pool and hot tub. Having so many chairs was really nice. And two sets of washer and dryers were used a lot with all the people we had. Would definitely come here and stay again with our large group of people.
We thoroughly enjoyed our family vacation at Destination Paradise.. The description of the property was spot on. We had 14 people and never felt crowded. What a treat to have so many bathrooms and two washers and dryers. Our only issue was the temperature of the hot tub but the property manager responded promptly and it was repaired quickly. I would certainly recommend this property to all my friends and family.
Additional pricing information
$500.00 damage/security deposit