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Stunning Gulf Front House with Private Pool, Elevated Deck, and Carriage House!

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, Sleeps 18

"Hakuna Matata" is an 8BR/6.5BA private GULF FRONT HOME in Seacrest, along the beautiful stretch of 30A. Boasting a custom in-ground saltwater pool, gulf views, private beach access, and a carriage house, this house epitomizes the relaxed, problem free philosophy after which it is named.

Guests will be greeted to the second floor of the Main House to an open living area with gulf views. The living room has seating for six, a fireplace, and a large flat screen TV. There is also a sunroom that overlooks the Gulf located just off the living area. The sunroom has seating for five, and serves as the entrance way to a private balcony through one door, or to the private beach access through another. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, including a wine cooler and an icemaker. The formal dining area has seating for eight and additional seating for four is available on bar stools. The Master Suite on the second floor of the Main House boasts stellar Gulf views, a King bed, a flat screen TV, a walk-in closet, and French doors leading to a private porch with Gulf views. Also located on the second floor of the Main House is a ½ bath and a laundry room with GE appliances.

The first floor of the Main House hosts three King Suites and the outdoor oasis. The outdoor space includes a private in-ground saltwater pool*, seating for 14, two outdoor showers, a private beach access walkway, and a grill. The pool area is surrounded by greenery that creates a feeling of privacy, even though the beach is only steps away! *Please note that the fire pit depicted in photos by the pool is not available for guest use.* The first King suite on the first floor has a King bed, a flat screen TV, a walk-in closet, private pool patio access, and a large full bath with a walk-in shower. The second King Suite has a King bed, a flat screen TV, private pool patio access, and a full bath with a shower/tub combo. The final King Suite on the first floor of the Main House is complete with a flat screen TV.

The carriage house of "Hakuna Matata" hosts an additional full kitchen, four more Suites, 3.5 baths, and a wet bar. The first floor of the carriage house has two King Suites, a Bunk Room, a laundry room, and two full baths. The Bunk Room sleeps four on four twin beds and also has a flat screen TV. The second floor of the carriage has a large outdoor balcony offering Gulf views, a full kitchen, a living room, a formal dining area, a King Suite, and a full bath. The open living area has seating for five, a fireplace, a flat screen TV, and a BluRay player. The full kitchen is complete with Kenmore appliances and the formal dining area has seating for eight, while additional seating for two is available on barstools. The King Suite is complete with a flat screen TV and a full bath. Also located on the second floor of the carriage house is a half bath and a wet bar with an icemaker.

Hakuna Matata is a property dedicated to this relaxed, problem free philosophy. When you are a guest at this home, it is not just a philosophy; it is a way of life. This 8BD/6.5BA home boasts a carriage house, a private saltwater pool, a bar area, and gulf views. This property is perfect for large parties or multi-family vacations!

*Pool heat is available for an additional charge.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. Effective March 4, 2016, free activities are available to guests every day of their vacation. With an average of $200/day of free activities, guests will get much more out of their vacation than just travel - they will also get memories to last a life time.

Starting March 4, 2016, the VIP Program for rentals on 30A includes one free pass per day to the following activities:

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

Paddleboard at Reef Beach Location

Hakuna Matata (Sleeps 18)

Main House (Sleeps 8)

First Floor

-King Suite with flat screen TV, walk-in closet, private pool access, and full bath with large walk-in shower (Sleeps 2)

-King Suite with flat screen TV and private pool access (Sleeps 2)

-Full bath with shower/tub combo

-King Suite with flat screen TV (Sleeps 2)

Outside Area and Pool

-Private in-ground pool, outdoor seating for 14, two outdoor showers, porch swing, grill

-Please note that the fire pit depicted in photos is not available for guest use

-Private beach access

Second Floor

-Living Room with seating for six, flat screen TV, fireplace, and Gulf views

-Sunroom with Gulf views, balcony access, and seating for five

-Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, icemaker, and wine cooler

-Formal dining seating for eight (Seating for four more on bar stools

-1/2 bath

-Laundry Room with Whirlpool appliances

-Master Suite with Gulf views, King bed, flat screen TV, private balcony, walk-in closet, and Master Bath (Sleeps 2)

-Master Bath with dual sinks, private water closet, and large walk-in shower

Carriage House (Sleeps 10)

First Floor

-King Suite (Sleeps 2)

-Full bath with stand-alone shower

-Bunk Room with four twin beds and flat screen TV (Sleeps 4)

-King Suite with full bath (Sleeps 2)

-Laundry Room

Second Floor

-Living Room with seating for five, fireplace, flat screen TV, and BluRay player

-Full kitchen with Kenmore appliances

-Formal dining for eight with option to seat two more on bar stools

-Wet bar with icemaker

-King Suite with flat screen TV and full bath (Sleeps 2)

-1/2 bath

More Details

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Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals

There is a reason we call ourselves Five Star Properties – our guests experience five-star rated service in five-star rated homes. Five Star Properties offers the most elite homes in Destin and 30A and pairs them with exceptional service for a luxury vacation experience.

Luxury Homes

We hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A for our inventory. With about 100 properties to choose from, we match you to your perfect vacation home. A home from Five Star is more than a place to rest your head on vacation; it's a place to experience luxury.

Five Star Service

We take care of our guests like family with industry-leading services such as personalized greetings, in-house concierge services, free activity passes, on-staff housekeepers, and a professional maintenance team on call 24/7.

Area Expertise

Five Star Properties knows Destin and 30A top to bottom. Our area knowledge allows you to experience the area like a local. We'll give you the scoop on the locals' favorite things to do and places to go, and we even provide you with free passes to the area's top attractions. We are sure to make you feel right at home.

A Five Star Experience

At Five Star Properties, we want to make your next vacation experience a Five Star experience. We've made it super easy to book online, and also keep our phone lines open 24/7 if you'd like to speak with us directly, 800-208-2324. Let us show you what it's like to experience service and luxury with Five Star Properties!

Location

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property
Car: recommended

Yolo (paddle) Boarding

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seacrest in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Half Bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    King Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bunk Room - 2 Bunk Bed , 4 twin beds
  • Spacious with a dresser, chair and flat screen TV.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Don't Worry Be Happy

  • 5 of 5

Our stay @ Hakuna Matata (06/17-24/2017) has been wonderful, in spite of TS Cindy who tried to spoil our vacay. This beautiful home away from home has totally won us over. The comfortable carriage house and fabulous main house is perfect for my group of 18 "mostly" adults! I spent mornings in the sunroom with other early risers enjoying the stunning view of the gulf and a good cup of coffee. Hakuna Matata comes equipped with everything from beach toys to Keurig Coffee Makers, ice machines, wifi and much more. We are a family who loves to cook so the grills outside and TWO great kitchens fit us perfectly. The beach view is great and we spent plenty of time on our "private beach" when TS Cindy took a breather! The pool and two raised decks, wonderful shaded area around the pool offered great places for us to gather, relax, cool down and picnic. All in all the house is perfect. I do have to mention the stairs up from ground level and then out to the beach might be a bit much for elders or peeps who need assistance. Plenty of parking, great garage and courtyard between main and carriage house are extras we appreciated. Our management company was the best to work with from reservation, maintenance and concierge. Thank you for a great vacation. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda, Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Hakuna Matata and that Tropical Storm Cindy didn't rain on your parade. We'd also like to thank you for sharing your experience with us throughout the week. Some people make rainbows out of rain, and it was a pleasure getting to know you all. We can't wait to have you back. Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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5

Wonderful, private location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is located on the beach next to a private green space and a well landscape area on the other side, very private in the mist of a busy area, we live in a rural area and this was perfect.

It was a very short safe bike ride to downtown for the teens, seems to be where the kids hang out a few hours a day.

This home accommodates large groups, with two homes, each with 4 bed rooms, 4 king in main home with 2 master suites, and a shared bath between the other kings. Kitchen is well equipped but bring sharp knives if you plan on making meals.

The second home has a small view of ocean, because it sits behind the main house but has two king master suites and a two bed bunk room for kids , our kids loved it. The king and bunk share a bath. There is a laundry in each home. Never used this homes kitchen, was small, but looked adequate for preparing breakfast and lunch.

We have rented several homes for vacation, my only disappointment was there were no coffee filters, I know it's a small thing but your first morning and no coffee, you have to go out and buy them instead of enjoying your view, for a few pennies they could supply coffee pot filters. In all the homes I've rented there were always filters and grounds for the first pot of coffee.

We rented a cabana and chairs, they set up daily on beach for us, it's about 75 stairs to beach, and I don't think the home had beach chairs. Long haul for adults.

The home has a private pool, looks small but is adequate and nice pool lounge chairs, and is sheltered from the wind.

Five Star is first class, we had a non working hand mixer sent an email and was replaced in hours on a Sunday, also had a TV that did not work after a big storm and they replaced it the same day with a new one, that's service.

We would rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
5

Al

  • 5 of 5

Great location for large family gatherings. Beautiful view and many amenities. Kitchen is made for entertaining. Perfect choice.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have had you stay with us at Hakuna Matata and hope we can welcome you back again soon!
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5

Perfect beach vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at this property in May and it was the perfect spot. There were lots of gathering places and also places to get away from it all. The kitchen is very well equiped and there was room for people to cook together which was fun. The private beach was beautiful and gently sloping with clear blue water and soft white sand. There are also lots of shops and restaurants nearby. I would definitely recommend this house for a group to rent for a fabulous vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Hakluna Matata. We appreciate your business and hope we can help plan another relaxing stay for you soon!
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Lake City, Florida
5

Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

5 Star Beach vacations is an excellent rental and management company. Superb communication and responsiveness. This home worked great for our large family gathering and the location was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alabama
5

Great Home for Entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

Hakuna Matata- This house was the reason for our unbelievable vacation and memories! Our whole

party of 16 loved every second of our stay here. The Gulf views from the sunroom windows were

absolutely breathtaking and the extremely secluded private backyard was PERFECT for entertaining!

From the private beach access to the saltwater pool this was an outstanding vacation that had a little bit

for everyone. It offered many exciting amenities, as well as, an extremely relaxed feel that you just can’t

get anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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