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Recent Destin Area reviews

  • Couldn't Have Been More Ideal

    "My family and I (5 adults and 6 children from ages 13 years-1.5 years) rented this home over spring break recently. The house couldn't have suited our needs any better. Each bedroom had its own en suite bathroom, which was so helpful when you have multiple people trying to shower. There were plenty of rooms for those needing some privacy/down time, as well as plenty of space in the common areas to accommodate all of us. The house is right across the street (very small with minimal car traffic) from the pool and volleyball net. Since our kids spent about half of the time in the pool, this was ideal for us. The pool itself was heated and large enough to share with other guests. The beach, with its soft white sands and crystal clear water, was a short walk from the house. We brought our stroller along, thinking we were going to need it to take our toddler to/from the beach. We didn't even take it out of the car once because the beach was close enough where we could easily carry her. We thought we would be surrounded by college students on spring break but the house is in a quiet residential, family friendly location. The owners, Vincent and Meryl, were so kind and helpful. They were quick to respond to inquiries and a pleasure to work with throughout the rental process. A Touch of Paradise is truly that and we can't wait to stay there again!"
    Guest: Cristina C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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  • Beautiful place, great location

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I loved this place. It was a great location, about 2 miles from the beach. And a very nice vacation home. I am taking one star away for 2 reasons. The washing machine was nasty. It smelled mold. Second the air conditioner wouldn't go below 70. That was fine for most of the house but the master bedroom stayed a little to warm."
    Guest: A guest from Austin, TX Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • Great spring break!

    "Second time staying.. Love the location .. Very clean.. Excellent gated community.. Easy access to beach and restaurants. Beautiful house!"
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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  • Excellent house and location

    "The house had plenty of room, was very nice and in a great location. The front porch swing and rocking chairs were perfect. Easy walking distance to the pool, even for our toddler. All of the appliances, furniture and general condition of the house were in great shape and very classy. If you're familiar with the area, this location provides an easy drive to Baytown Wharf, Grande Boulevard, Destin Commons and even into Destin proper. The WiFi was slow but hopefully you aren't planning to spend time in the house on the internet. We provided some minor maintenance feedback to the property managers in the way of lightbulbs being out and master bed supports needing fixed. I'm sure those were taken care of as soon as we left."
    Guest: Zak Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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Destin Area Travel Tips

Destin is a charming, family-friendly vacation spot located between the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay in Florida’s panhandle area. This beach locale is an oasis for families looking to travel to the unofficially named “Emerald Coast,” which runs from rowdy Panama City Beach to populous Pensacola. Destin is a wonderful place to relax and take in the sun for couples, friends and families alike, and comfortable, inviting Destin vacation rentals are abundant. Don’t miss out on these top Destin sites:

Beaches and State Parks

Destin is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, like these three:

Navarre Beach is less populated and free. Go fishing, take a stroll on the newly built pier - the longest on the Gulf Coast - or relax on the white sand with swaying beach grasses and scenic vistas. For a little adventure, go kayaking, canoeing, sailing or water skiing on the beautiful turquoise waters.

Henderson Beach State Park is another hidden gem. This site offers nature trails, bike trails, picnic areas, pristine beaches and plenty of glimpses at wildlife like migratory birds, turtles and small reptile species.

Grayton Beach State Park offers similar nature opportunities and stunningly clear waters. This state park also has massive sand dunes and 26 miles of beaches. It’s definitely a treasure.

Historic Sites

Destin and the surrounding Panhandle areas have several important and interesting historical sites. Families will enjoy Fort Pickens, which was built in 1834 and named after a general who fought in the Revolutionary War as part of the South Carolina militia. This historic fort is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and is less than an hour drive from Destin. You can take a directed or self-guided tour and see Civil War artifacts here.

Another great spot is the Fort Walton Temple Mound, a present-day archaeological site that was host to the Mississippian mound-building Native Americans. It was probably a ceremonial site, and could have been built any time between 800 and 1600 A.D. Come here to check out the reconstructed temple and see beautiful excavated artifacts.

Step back in time to Destin’s fishing village history at the Destin History & Fishing Museum, where exhibits preserve photos, antiques and town history along with the array of types of fish caught in this “Luckiest Fishing Village.”

Things to Do

Play - Big Kahuna’s Water Park, located right in Destin, is fun for everyone with a long and winding lazy river, giant wave pool, several great slides and a kiddie pool featuring a pirate ship. You can also come here to play mini golf and race go karts around a figure-eight track. The Track packs go-carts, mini golf, arcade games and thrill rides into one fun family center for a day out of the water. Just 15 minutes away in Fort Walton Beach, the Gulfarium hosts marine animal exhibits and encounters. Spend a day playing with otters, sea turtles, seals, and sea lions.

Fish – From throwing a line in off the pier to chartering a sea fishing excursion, Destin is one great place to fish. Destin Fishing Forum is a good place to start for info on conditions, charters, fishing licensing and what to expect.

Golf – Destin is a year-round golf destination with options for everyone from world-class courses to public links perfect for a family outing.

Emerald Bay Golf Club is a highly-rated semi-private club open to the public, with garden and bay views and twilight rate deals starting at 2:00 p.m.

Baytowne Golf Club has been awarded Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play award multiple times and is a beautiful course with sweeping water views. Baytowne is open to the public and, with junior tees, is a great place for beginners.

Shop and Dine – Right on the Destin Harbor, you’ll have your pick of places to eat, stroll, and shop at HarborWalk Village. Eat fresh seafood with an amazing sunset view. Harry T’s is located at the iconic lighthouse and hosts live music every weekend. Shop for souvenirs or check out a local outfitter to book a dolphin cruise, watercraft rental or fishing charter. HarborWalk Village also hosts shows, events and seasonal celebrations.

Events

The Destin Seafood Festival (early October) – A tasty celebration that’s been running for more than 30 consecutive years. About 60,000 people attend this 3-day festival every year to appreciate local seafood, music, fireworks, and arts and crafts from local artisans.

The Sandestin Wine Festival (mid-April) - This four-day festival hosts winemakers from all over the U.S. Enjoy regional wines, tastings and learn how to appropriately pair wine with your meal.

Destin is an awesome spot for big-time fun and a small-town feel on vacation. Come here to experience the laidback Gulf Coast lifestyle and have a truly wonderful trip.

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