Sleeps 27, Classic Frangista Beach Home! Private Beach Access, Pet Friendly!
Beach Reunion, LLC
About Beach Reunion, LLC
Beach Reunion has been managing vacation rentals on the Emerald Coast for over sixteen years. We specialize in large luxury beach homes sleeping 14 to 30 people. We are a boutique business with vacation rentals primarily along Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach, Florida. We also have a coastal collection of smaller homes and a group of gulf front condos. Our homes are located in Frangista Beach, Destiny East, Destiny West, Destiny by the Sea, Emerald Waters, Shipwatch, Crystal Beach and other prestigious neighborhoods. Many are Gulf Front homes directly on Scenic Gulf Dr. Our collection of large homes feature beautiful swimming pools, summer kitchens, media rooms, custom bunk rooms and king suites with private bathrooms. Our guests come year after year for family reunions, golfing trips, weddings, and corporate groups. Our amenities include golf cart rentals, beach chair services as well as our concierge services for golf, dining and wedding planning. In 2018, we entertained over 15,000 guests in our 40 properties and over 100 weddings. Many of our guests have been staying with us year after year for five to ten years and rent different homes in our program as we build, upgrade and add new properties. Our goal is to provide superior service due to our limited geographical area and upscale properties. We strive not to be the biggest but the BEST! We deliver a vacation experience that keeps guests returning and creating memorable experiences. As our motto says “Creating Traditions Year After Year.”
Beach Reunion, LLC purchased this House in 2008
Why Beach Reunion, LLC chose Frangista Beach
Aphrodite is located in the prestigious Frangista Beach Community situated just 5 miles from downtown Destin and 2 miles to the west of Sandestin. You will love the private neighborhood beach because it is never too crowded and, of course, breathtaking!
What makes this House unique
Aphrodite has a huge amount of space, fitting 27 comfortably, even when it rains and everyone is stuck inside! The swimming pool can be heated during the off season, and the kids love the bunk room and tower bedroom. The amount of balcony space is really surprising and offers unbelievable views!
Pool / Spa
$750 Event Fee. County Permit Not Included.
$250/PET Under 25LB - Non-Refundable Fee
Baby Gate, PackNplay, Highchair Avail Upon Request
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:28 (sleeps up to 28 adults)
All bookings made directly through vrbo/homeaway are NOT CONFIRMED until reviewed by a member of Beach Reunion. You will be notified within 24 hours.
Spring Break College Students must meet all requirements and contact a member of Beach Reunion prior to making a reservation. See our rental contract.
Cancellations via VRBO – Once a reservation has been made on VRBO it is nonrefundable.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Convenient, but problematic
While the property is conveniently located, a number of issues were encountered within the home.
First issue was encountered prior to arrival. A couple of weeks prior, it was noticed the hot tub disappeared from ad. Owners extended compensation by waiving "margarita machine" cost; but tub was top priority for our having rented.
Additional issues encountered upon arriving:
- Jacuzzi tub: When arrived, found no handles on jacuzzi tub. Office informed me handles were on back-order. After filling tub (I could enable with fingers), water leaked into floor below. Maintenance then informed me tub was not operational and were surprised I had not been informed.
- Multiple mold spots, cosmetic damage, and water damage in hallways, kitchen, and dining area. A number of scratches on walls in each bedroom.
- Oven: Door collapses to floor and does not close correctly; right-side of range not work.
- Kitchen Sink: routinely clogged when using disposal. Appears piping incorrectly installed (not offset).
- Outside cooking grill igniter does not work. Easily mitigated by purchasing lighter, but increases fire hazard and should have been resolved.
- Laundry facilities poor: dryers not work properly (takes too long to dry); upstairs washer had unusual (like mold) smell.
- No clothing iron. (listed as amenity)
- Maintenance incomplete before arrival: Dishwasher installation ongoing; dirty toilet plunger on balcony; a toilet was yet-to-be-flushed.
- Top floor (crows nest): missing floor vents; unable to use pull-out sofa; north-side under construction (unsafe to use).
- Stair railing (1st floor to second floor) significantly loose.
Approximately 50% of these issues were reported during first two days of stay, and majority of other issues reported throughout remainder of stay. At end of stay, I visited property office to provide them the full list. It was photocopied. I was informed someone would reach out to me. A week later, I sent email inquiry; and I was informed someone would reach out to me. Two weeks later and no response -- I post this review.
Overall: Property was pretty, sufficient size, convenient to activities and meals; and the pool (we paid to have it heated) was pleasant. Our hope was to spend much of the non-beach time at the property, but the physical reminders and issues sometimes overshadowed the anticipated enjoyment of family meals and get-togethers.
Beautiful home! Great Location!
The Aphrodite is a large, beautiful home with a great pool and best of all just a short 1 minute walk to the beach. The home had everything we needed to accommodate our family reunion (24 people!). Lots of spacious bedrooms and private bathrooms, great bunk room for the kids and a clean big pool/hot tub for everyone to enjoy. The house was very clean and furnished with everything we would need. I liked that they even had two coffee pots! The pool service people came to clean the pool again while we were there and they came to get the trash during the week which helped too. The Beach Reunion people also came to bring extra propane for the grill --which was big and nice and easy to use. The concierge service was wonderful--they helped us with a ton of extra information to make our stay even better... from recommending golf cart rental companies to how to do a bonfire on the beach (which is amazing!) We loved the location as it is a walking distance (or golf cart ride) to Pompano Joe's and the Whales Tail and a new Alvin's Island opened right down the street. It is also within walking distance to BadAss coffee and a nice little winery. There are so many other fun places around that area as well as the beautiful Destin beach a minute away! We Would highly recommend staying at a Beach Reunion property and the Aphrodite!
My family and I which consist of 7 families (21 people) stayed at this beautiful 8 bedroom home that sleeps 28 people Thanksgiving week. The home was fully stocked with appliances, utensils, cookware etc. to accommodate our needs in order to prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. The location of the home was great as well, very close to the beach, grocery store, gas station etc. and driving into Destin was only minutes away. I really enjoyed working with Lora of Beach Reunions she was great with helping plan our stay for my family. I would highly recommend this property.
Wedding Reception Venue
My husband and I got married August 15 on the beach and had our wedding reception in the driveway of Aphrodite. Beach Reunion was so accommodating for our unique situation. Carrie, the concierge, went about and beyond during our stay. She even took time out of her day to drive me around the neighborhood to show me empty houses where our guests could park for the wedding and reception. This place will always hold a special place in our hearts. We wouldn't have changed a thing. The house was HUGE; we had plenty of room for our guests. The four night stay turned into a family reunion. I highly recommend renting one of Beach Reunion's big houses for wedding guests, so you can celebrate your special with your whole family! This is a much cheaper option for your family members versus each person having to find and book their own condo, hotel, etc.
Annual Family Vacation
This is our 3rd year staying in this house and we simply cant get enough of the area and DESTIN! We have already booked our next trip in June. Beach Reunion is a very hands on management company and we will always stay with them.
Gigantic, so much room, so close to the beach.
We stayed in this house with 3 families of, total of 17 people. Everything is so big and grand, we never felt cramped even with all the kids running thru kitchen. Everyone slept comfortably, the house was furnished with beautiful furniture and all the cooking utensils you would need to cook for an army. We also had the grill put to good use. This house is only one block off the beach, it is so worth it to save so much money and still get such a gorgeous house that fits everyone. The walk to the beach is very short, it is a quicker walk to the beach than when we stayed in a condo in Destin that was technically "on the beach". The Frangista Beach strip of scenic 98, which is exactly where this house is happens to be so quaint with little shops and a beach supply shop all within a one minute walking distance. We also walked to dinner one night at Pompano Joes just down the street. The neighborhood pool is a beautiful pool but we never went because our pool was perfect. The sheets, blankets and towels were in excess. We did not need to bring any of our own pillows and blankets... next time we will leave all that home! We rented bikes from the place just down the road for the week. It was nice to take bike rides all the way down scenic 98 and stop along the way at places like Kenny D's, Whales Tail... Bring your own bikes or just rent them. Beach Reunion also rents golf carts, we did not get one but we wish we had just for the fun of exploring more of Frangista Beach and all the other quaint beaches all within a mile or two.
The TV was not working in the downstairs room where the kids wanted to play video games, we called the office and they had someone come over within a few hours to swap it out.