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

People20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 4,000 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)

Destination Paradise. THERE IS NO BETTER RENTAL LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS. There are 8 bedrooms (SLEEPS 20) - OVER 80 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, 1 bunk bed set, two twins (twin with trundle), 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)

*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

*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 2016 - New paint, custom dining room table/chairs, gray-wash cypress ceiling added to the 2nd floor, all new 2nd floor family room furniture, and wainscoting added to the dining room and stairwell.

See the link provided to our personal website, which includes additional information including virtual tours and additional photos.

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 traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

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!

Location

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
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), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack n' play is available, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(96 traveller reviews)

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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake
average rating of 4.96875 based on 96 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
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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

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Close to many attractions and directly across the street from the beach

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Was a beautiful home and pool and being across the street from the beach was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This property is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We had 35 people in town from all corners of the USA, including Alaska, in three house rentals, for a special Birthday celebration. This house, 4664 Destiny Way, was by far the cream of the crop, location wise and amenities. All of the parties visiting were impressed and want to return in the future. Nick and Tina are gracious hosts and easy to work with. We hope to return to this lovely part of Florida. It was a wonderful week, many memories.

Hazel and Bill Winklmann

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay accommodated my entire family with extra room. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 3 nights
From
£500
£2,990
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,240
for 7 nights
£4,240
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
1 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,157
for 4 nights
From
£417
£2,990
 
 
March 3-10
3 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,490
for 4 nights
From
£750
£3,823
 
 
March 10-24
10 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,823
for 7 nights
£4,823
 
 
March 24-31
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,448
for 7 nights
£5,448
 
 
March 31 - April 7
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,322
for 7 nights
£6,322
 
 
April 7 - May 5
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,823
for 7 nights
£3,823
 
 
May 5-19
5 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,448
for 7 nights
£4,448
 
 
May 19-26
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,906
for 7 nights
£5,906
 
 
May 26 - June 9
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£8,571
for 7 nights
£8,571
 
 
Summer 2018 (exc. 4th of July)
9 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£9,571
for 7 nights
£9,571
 
 
4th of July wk (excl tax/fees)
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£9,821
 
 
July 28-Aug 3
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,988
for 7 nights
£7,988
 
 
August 4-11
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,155
for 7 nights
£7,155
 
 
August 11-18
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,489
for 7 nights
£5,489
 
 
August 18 - September 1
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,073
for 7 nights
£5,073
 
 
Labor Day week
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,489
for 7 nights
£5,489
 
 
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,240
for 7 nights
£4,240
 
 
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 4 nights
From
£500
£2,990
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,656
for 7 nights
£4,656
 
 
Winter 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,490
for 4 nights
From
£500
£2,990
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,656
for 7 nights
£4,656
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£10,071
for 7 nights
£10,071
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £375.25
Departure cleaning fee £375.25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £74.3
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500.00 damage/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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