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Bon Bini in Destiny by the Sea- Elevator - Golf Cart - Ocean View

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Destiny-By-The-Sea house description

This elegant home has everything you need to make your vacation dreams come true. Destiny by the Sea is the most exclusive community in Destin. The home has 4000 square feet of living space and another 1800 square feet of tiled deck. Upscale amenities include: golf cart, elevator, game room/bed room, DVD player with surround sound, X-Box 360, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, fireplace and wetbar. Views of the gulf from 2 sides of the house. Beach access is very close (about 120 steps from front door). Community pool, hot tub and club house are a short walk from the front door. The name of the house is 'Bon Bini' which means welcome. You will feel welcome in this dream of a house.

4 Kings Master Bedrooms with baths and access to the deck, bunk room with 2 bunk beds with trundle beds (6 single beds). There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the bunk room. Four of the bed rooms have their own master bath and all five have a balcony.

Amenities: Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, DVD surround sound, TV's in all bedrooms, elevator, golf cart, wireless Internet access, community pool, hot tub, beach toys, baby equipment, gas grill, ceiling fans, dining room seats 14.
Activities: Golf, tennis, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, amusement parks, shopping
Area: Very near Destin Commons, golf, restaurants and a few steps to the beach.

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Goes to all 3 floors

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old. No college spring break groups....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Both power and manual wheelchairs fit in the elevator....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed outside on decks only....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Gated community lets kids play without worries about traffic....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king


              • Bedroom 2: 1 king


              • Bedroom 3: 1 king


              • Bedroom 4: 1 king


              • Bedroom 5: 6 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                2 sets of bunk beds with trundle beds (6 singles)...moreless

              • All King bedroom's have their own bath. All bedrooms have a balcony/deck. There is 1800 sf. of outside decks on all 3 levels....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms


              • Books:

                Lots of books in the livingroom cabinet....moreless

              • Toys:

                2 large containers of beach toys are in the garage....moreless

              • Game Room:

                X-Box 360 and flatscreen TV...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Game Console:

                X-Box 360...moreless

              • Video Games
              • DVD Player:

                In all bedrooms and living room....moreless

              • Television:

                70 inch flatscreen in the living room and each bedroom has a 60 inch...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:


              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo:

                Bose surround sound...moreless

              • CD Player


              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Playground

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean
              • Beach View
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Tennis
              • Cycling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dinning Room table sits 10 and there are 4 bar stools for the kids to eat at the kitchen bar....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Parking Off Street:

                        There is room for 2 cars in the driveway and two cars in the garage....moreless

                      • Security System
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Elevator:

                        Goes to all 3 floors...moreless

                      • Broadband Access:

                        Cable Modem and wireless router....moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Must fit in the garage. Boats/trailers/RV's are not allowed on the street....moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen


                          • Sand Box
                          • Tennis Court
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Balcony
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Golf Cart
                          • Raft
                          • Gated Community
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            1800 square feet of outside deck....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Spa Whirlpool
                          • Hot Tub
                          • Communal Pool:

                            Only 3 minute walk from front door...moreless

                          • Outdoor Pool
                          • Heated Pool
                          • Shared Hot Tub:

                            Only 3 minute walk from front door...moreless

                          • Jetted Tub


                          Write a review 5
                          from 52 traveler reviews
                          VRBO Bear enjoying the deck 03/02/2011

                          VRBO Bear stayed here:

                          Well...the Bear just made a return visit to this home and "Bon Bini" still lives up to expectations! "Bon Bini" means "welcome" and this home again welcomed my buddies and me for a great stay in one of Destin area’s great beachfront neighborhoods "Destiny by the Sea". This prestigious gated community has only a ‘beary’ small number of homes, each fancier than a bear is accustomed to, and Bon Bini among the nicest of the bunch. All the streets are brick, and the private beach has enough room for hundreds of bears! The beach is made up of pure-white, clean, ‘beary’ soft sand, and the water is crystal-clear emerald green, as the Destin area is famous for, making it one of the premier beach areas in Florida.

                          Bon Bini was very comforting and packed with lots of amenities. From the moment we unloaded suitcases, I was thinking about how we would get them up 3 flights of stairs in this 3 story masterpiece, but right inside the front door was an elevator! Considering all three floors have their own master bedroom, we were sure able to spread out as if we each had our own den. As you may have noticed, I like to sit on the deck wherever I go, and Bon Bini had enough decks to go around a dozen vacation homes! Each deck was open and inviting, each lined with glass doors, providing a nice open ambiance. Every deck had wonderful views of the ocean, Florida palms, or this truly unique and quiet neighborhood.

                          Even though bears usually live off the land, this bear was dining on seafood every night, and Bon Bini is just seconds away from many of Destin’s great seafood restaurants. Destin is, after all, the world’s luckiest fishing village, so you can enjoy all the fresh, local seafood you want and don’t need a bear’s fishing skills.

                          Bon Bini is truly an amazing vacation home, full of fine furnishings, conveniences you can only imagine, unbelievable room and comfort, and a golf cart for leisurely cruises around the neighborhood. If you want a solid first-class vacation or hibernation experience in the family-friendly Destin area, you can't go wrong by staying at Bon Bini!

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer 2014
                          May 24 - Aug 15, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Summer Discount 2014
                          Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Labor Day Week
                          Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Fall 2014
                          Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Winter 2014
                          Oct 25 - Nov 21, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          Thanksgiving 2014
                          Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          Winter 2014
                          Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          Christmas 2014 - New Year 2015
                          Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Winter 2015
                          Jan 3 - Mar 6, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          Spring 2015
                          Mar 7 - May 22, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Summer 2015
                          May 23 - Aug 14, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Summer Discount 2015
                          Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Fall 2015
                          Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          Winter 2015
                          Oct 31 - Nov 20, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 11%


                          We do not rent to high school and college vacationing students. We only rent to family groups.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                          • Destin Commons

                            "Destin Commons is a outdoor mall with high end shops and a movie theater. Great place to sp..."

                          • Silver Sands Premium Outlets

                            "Silver Sands is a huge outdoor outlet mall. Great deals on brand name products."

                          • Pompano Joe's

                            "Our favorite place for lunch or dinner on the beach. Great Grouper Sandwich!"

                          • Village-Baytowne Wharf

                            "Great shops, food and drinks. Baytowne Wharf often hosts special events like fireworks and ..."

                          • Publix Super Market

                            "This is the best traditional grocery store close to the house. "

                          • The Fresh Market

                            "This is the best specialty grocery store close to the house. Very nice!"

                          • PF Chang's China Bistro

                            "Our favorite Chinese place."

                          • Crab Trap

                            "It's convenient. We don't eat much fried seafood and that seems to be the majority of the m..."

                          • Bonefish Grill

                            "It's in the same shopping center as the Publix. Always a good meal."

                          • The Village of Baytowne Wharf

                            "Great place to go at night. Plenty to see and do. Shops, restaurants and bars. Fireworks ..."


                          Bon Bini is in Destiny by the Sea, the most exclusive gated community in Destin. It is about 100 steps to the most beautiful emerald waters and powder white beaches in the USA. The house is decked out with every upscale convenience that you could possibly need. Just bring your bathing suit and prepare for the best vacation you have ever had.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: Steve is a consultant to the Home Medical Equipment industry. He lives in Columbia, SC with wife Michele and son Jack.

                          Why the Owner Chose Destiny-By-The-Sea:
                          We purchased Bon Bini to enjoy special memories with family and friends.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Our guests love the 1800 SF of outside decking that wraps around all 3 floors. There are views of the ocean from two sides of the house. The elevator makes it easy to bring luggage upstairs and the golf cart makes it fun to drive around the community. There are two Weber natural gas grills on the 2nd floor deck, conveniently close to the kitchen and living areas. Our guests have told us that the beach toys in the garage for the kids and the baby equipment is a big plus. We keep a well stocked kitchen to please the most demanding cooks.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

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                          • Use of our golf cart during your stay is free.

                            Use of our golf cart during your stay is free.

                          • Heated Pool and Hot Tub

                            Heated Pool and Hot Tub

                          • View from 2nd floor deck

                            View from 2nd floor deck

                          VRBO #13487

                          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                          This listing was first published here in 2002.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

                          $400 - $900 per night (USD)

                          5 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 18

                          View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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