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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake

People20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

THERE IS NO BETTER RENTAL LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS. There are 8 bedrooms (sleeps 20) - OVER 100 FIVE STAR 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. Our 4,300 square feet home with 1,000 feet of balconies/porches home is located directly on a spring fed lake in a gated community 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 (i.e., 4 twin beds), and a 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, two family rooms, and two master suites. LOTS of parking (8 or more cars).

*8 bedrooms (two masters)

*Sleeps 20

*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

'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 - newly painted exterior and new roof, hardwood flooring in bedrooms, new HVAC/ducting.

NEW FOR 2019 (planned) - new counter tops

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Owner
Nick & Tina Athens
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Destin in Okaloosa County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4), Bunk beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
COMPLETELY RENOVATED in July 2008: all new travertine flooring inside and out, granite tops, cabinets, furniture, paint, private pool, pool deck, lighting and plumbing fixtures, mattresses and bedding! Two washer/dryer sets, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, double oven. Wet bar with icemaker, frig and two blenders!

Reviews

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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake
average rating of 4.962264 based on 106 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
5

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Beach Memories

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a week stay at your beautiful home on the beach in Destin. Our kids and grandkids had a wonderful time in the pool and the beach. Your beautifully decorated home is perfect in every way. The ocean views were the best we’ve had and the beach is literally steps away. We had plenty of parking and felt very safe with the secure access. We have made several trips to Destin and all the beach homes we’ve stayed in were very nice, but yours was the best of the best. Thanks for providing this beautiful home- great memories for everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice home, perfect for our family trip!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone. Beach access is directly across the street, and it's nice to walk over to the Crab Trap Beach Bar for afternoon Frozen cocktails! Pool is great for the kids!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5

What a Great Place for a Vacation!! :)

  • 5 of 5

We brought our crew of 11 to Destin for our annual summer vacation! We arrived on Saturday, July 14 to this beautiful home! It sits on a small lake just across the street from the Gulf! The beach sand is a beautiful white with crystal clear water! The home is spacious and all of our kids and us adults loved it! We spent the mornings on the beach and the afternoons around the pool. Just across the street from a nice restaurant and within a mile or two of many other great places to eat! If you like to spend time lazing around a beautiful home in a great SUMMER environment, THEN, this is your place! You WILL enjoy it! Peace and Love, Steve and Connie Zinser and Family! Cincinnati, Ohio!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience! Amazing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had 18 people and everyone had plenty of space! It’s a great location! Close to plenty of restaurants. If you have any issues the owner is quick to respond!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stop looking now and book - Perfect house for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to the Emerald Coast since I was a child and have recently started vacationing here with my own children. My husband and I stayed in this home with our 4 kids and his parents, siblings, and their kids (8 adults and 6 kids). The house was an ideal layout for our group and very roomy. A few highlights that sets this property apart from others:

1. While not directly on the beach, it is less than a 1 minute walk with easy beach access right across the street. I was a little nervous not being directly on the beach initially, but this was absolutely not an issue (and this is coming from a mom who needed to carry a baby and beach bag back and forth every day!) Although you have to cross over a street, distance wise, this house is probably just as close to the ocean as many beach front homes. In our experience, it is difficult to find a house directly on the beach with a nice pool. For us, this offered the best of both worlds - it felt like we were on the beach because it was so close but still had a large pool, which was important to us.

2. The house is wonderful - its even more stunning in person. Very well kept and beautiful finishes. With all of the kids, I was a little concerned about sound in the house - we had our immediately family on the lower level and it was great - the kids went to bed and the adults stayed up in the kitchen/family room area! Noise didn't carry too much at all!

3. The section of beach this house sits on is perfect - its not too crowded because of the Crab Trap restaurant directly across the street (which surprisingly ended up being another great plus to this house - we ate there a few times throughout the week when we didn't feel like cooking!) and were happy to find there was beach service to rent chairs and umbrellas if you wish.

4. The owners were great to work with. I cannot say enough about how professional and responsive Nick was.

In short, you can stop your search and book this house now! You wont regret it! Amazing house, amazing pool, amazing beaches, amazing location....you truly couldn't ask for anything more!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
VPS
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Destin, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August 18 - September 1
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£3,286
for 4 nights
From
£694
£3,546
 
 
Labor Day week
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,592
for 3 nights
From
£694
£3,113
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,414
for 7 nights
£4,414
 
 
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,592
for 4 nights
From
£520
£3,113
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,633
for 4 nights
From
£781
£3,980
 
 
Winter 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,592
for 4 nights
From
£520
£3,113
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,414
for 7 nights
£4,414
 
 
New Years
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,939
for 4 nights
From
£607
£3,113
 
 
Winter
13 Jan 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,939
for 4 nights
From
£607
£3,113
 
 
March 9-16
9 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£4,847
for 4 nights
From
£1,084
£5,281
 
 
March 16-23
16 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£4,847
for 4 nights
From
£1,084
£4,847
 
 
March 23-30
23 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£5,368
for 4 nights
From
£1,214
£5,714
 
 
March 30-April 6
30 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£6,582
for 4 nights
From
£1,518
£6,582
 
 
April 6-20
6 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£4,327
for 4 nights
From
£954
£3,546
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
April 20-May 4
20 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£3,633
for 4 nights
From
£781
£3,980
 
 
May 4-18
4 May 2019 - 17 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£4,327
for 4 nights
From
£954
£4,630
 
 
May 18-25
18 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£5,714
for 4 nights
From
£1,301
£6,148
 
 
May 25-June 1
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£8,143
for 4 nights
From
£1,908
£8,750
 
 
June 1-8
1 Jun 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£9,183
for 4 nights
From
£2,168
£9,183
 
 
Summer
8 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£10,224
for 4 nights
From
£2,428
£10,484
 
 
4th of July
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£10,918
for 4 nights
From
£2,602
£10,918
 
 
Summer
6 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£10,224
for 4 nights
From
£2,428
£10,484
 
 
July 20-27
20 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£9,183
for 4 nights
From
£2,168
£10,051
 
 
July 27-Aug 3
27 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£8,316
for 4 nights
From
£1,951
£8,576
 
 
Aug 3-10
3 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£7,449
for 4 nights
From
£1,734
£7,449
 
 
Aug 10-17
10 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£5,714
for 4 nights
From
£1,301
£5,714
 
 
Aug 17-31
17 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£3,980
for 4 nights
From
£867
£4,847
 
 
Labor week
31 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£4,847
for 4 nights
From
£1,084
£5,714
 
 
Fall (Sept 7-Oct 26)
7 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£4,327
for 4 nights
From
£954
£4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
26 Oct 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,592
for 4 nights
From
£520
£2,679
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving (Nov 16-25)
16 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£3,633
for 4 nights
From
£781
£3,980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
25 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
£2,592
for 4 nights
From
£520
£2,679
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 4 nights
From
£997
£4,674
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£10,484
for 4 nights
From
£2,493
£10,484
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £77.35
Departure cleaning fee £390.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £390.65

$500.00 damage/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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