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Bedrooms 8
Space 4,010 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


Step out of your patio door onto the gracefully tucked white powder sands, lazy sea oats and sweeping views of the shimmering turquoise waters in the serene Old Florida neighborhood of Gulf Pines, just 5 minutes east of Destin. Styled in elegant grandeur, this three level luxury beachfront retreat comprises over 4000 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 6 baths sleeping 26 comfortably on a private beach. Watch the dolphins or fall asleep listening to the waves from any of the 3 levels and travertine decks. Upon your entry, the living area is spacious and beautifully decorated with colorful sleeper sofas and 2 swivel chairs to delight in an unobstructed picture from the glass-front balcony with views of the Gulf from almost every corner. The family gathering space was built for entertainment with a home theatre that includes a Bose speaker system, Blu Ray player, and a 55” high definition television. The formal dining area seats twelve, while the open kitchen features granite countertops throughout with additional seating at the bar for four. Cook like a professional with modern Viking appliances while enjoying breathtaking views of the Gulf, and bring your favorite wines to the perfect temperature in the 12 bottle built-in wine cooler. This floor is furnished with two queen bedrooms, two full baths, one en-suite. Additionally, a separate bunk room with 4 twin beds. Each bunk bed has its’ own light and flat screen tv. Upstairs, you’ll find 3 master suites, two with beach views, including one with a private glass-front balcony and sleeper sofa for children at night or in the afternoon to curl up and enjoy reading a good book overlooking the blue waters. The two masters have king beds and generous baths, one that boasts a large, jetted soaking tub. For the kids, a separate bedroom offering new full size bunk beds direct from the Pottery Barn and a Jack and Jill bathroom. The first floor level provides private beach access, including a gas grille, a fully appointed second living area and game room complete with a full sleeper sofa. The kitchenette provides the convenience of a refrigerator, microwave, built in icemaker, separate beverage cooler and an extended wet bar for family gatherings. A second 55” television gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their favorite shows, sporting events and movies. Cable TV and wireless WIFI are available in all the bedrooms, great room, kitchen, study and game room. First floor is complete with a laundry center with washer & dryer, full bath with walk-in shower and a bedroom with a queen size bed and stunning beach views. Exquisite beachfront luxury awaits you! Was lack of sufficient parking a problem in the past or tight spaces on a busy gulf front street? No need to worry! This home has a private double driveway on a cul-de-sac street, which accommodates parking for large families or parties on the beach! Come and unwind. Enjoy the tasteful and distinguishing features this home has to offer, and take home memories of a beautiful private beachfront paradise that you’ll never forget! The Gulf Pines community has a catch and release stocked pond for guests within a short walking distance! This property is located near Destin and Sandestin, Florida, just minutes from The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf, Beach Resort and Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall, Destin Commons, local churches, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Harborwalk Village in Destin.

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David Dubiel Owner - White Sand Beach Properties, LLC
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About David Dubiel Owner - White Sand Beach Properties, LLC

We have been coming to Emerald Coast/Destin with our 7 children since 1989. As you can tell we are very pro family! We purchased The Magnificat for this reason! We needed space primarily bedroom and bathrooms for everyone to be happy including the spouses of our children and future grandchildren. We had a very difficult time finding a home on the beach with lots of bedrooms on the beach! We rented condos, homes and hotel rooms over the years from Navarre Beach to Santa Rosa Beach. We are very particular and family type owners knowing what Renters are looking for! After searching real estate properties for over 7 years, we knew we found the perfect place for our family vacation or long weekend getaways to invite our friends to the beach!

David Dubiel Owner - White Sand Beach Properties, LLC purchased this townhome in 2014

Why David Dubiel Owner - White Sand Beach Properties, LLC chose Sandestin

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! On the BEACH! The Magnificat is located in a private old south Florida subdivision directly adjacent to the Sandestin resort!. Walking distance to the Sandestin resort along the beach. Drive one street light away to the East and you will find Baytown shops and restaurants. To the West, go one street light to the Silver Sands outlet!

Views of the Emerald water from all 3 levels. 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and over 4000 square feet of living area. Large kitchen and second living area for kids or guests to play video games or watch movies. Walk out your back door and just take a few steps to the beach!

What makes this townhome unique

PRIVATE BEACH!! We didn't like fighting for a spot on the beach or being in the second or third rows of chairs & umbrellas staying at the large condo's or the Hilton resort! At our home you can literally walk out the back door, down a private board walk on to the beach. How convenient is that for returning with cold drinks or a quick nap inside the air-conditioning. We love all 3 decks overlooking the Emerald waters and the views from the living area, kitchen and master bedroom! We can see the dolphins swimming by or step out to a seasonal turtle nest in the sand and count how many hatchings!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We celebrated our 40th anniversary with 5 couples at this amazing home. This was our first try at renting a property and we are sure this is the standard to measure against as this was far above what we expected and the owners are obviously truly interested in this being a very good experience. If your looking to rent a property this should be as far as you go as we are certain everything else will pale in comparison.
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Sandestin Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4010 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Daily Beach Service 4 chairs, 2 umbrellas, 2 tables $349/stay
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Third Floor Master Suite huge jetted tub with walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 King Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third Floor King Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third Floor Jack-n-Jill Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor Full Bath
    Bathroom 5 Queen Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor Queen Suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , First Floor Bathroom
  • First Floor Full Bath Second Floor Full Bath Queen Suite with Full Bath Third Floor King Suite with Full Bath Jack-n-Jill Full Bath Master Bath with Separate Jetted Tub and Walk-In Shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Third Floor Master Suite, balcony, tub/shower (Sleeps 2 - 4)
    Bedroom 2 King Suite - 1 king , Third Floor King Suite with private bath/shower (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Third Floor King with Jack & Jill Bath (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 4 Bunk Beds - 1 bunk bed , Third Floor 2 full size bunk beds (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Second Floor Queen with East view of beach. (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 6 Queen Suite - 1 queen , Second Floor Queen Suite with private path (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 7 Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , Second Floor 4 custom twin bunks 4 tv's & lights (sleeps 4)
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , First floor Queen with East view of beach. (sleeps 2)
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26 3 King beds, 3 Queen beds, 6 Bunk beds (4 twins / 2 full), 4 Sofa beds, First Floor Casual Living Area with Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 2) Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2) Second Floor Living Area with two sleeper-sofas (sleeps 4) Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2) Queen Suite with tub/shower combination (sleeps 2) Bunk Room featuring four twin beds (sleeps 4) Third Floor Master King Suite with sleeper sofa. Master bath has large jetted tub and separate walk-in shower. (sleeps 4) King Suite with private bath (tub/shower combination) (sleeps 2) King Bedroom (sleeps 2 Bunk Room featuring full over full and reclining chair (sleeps 2) All Bedrooms have flat screen cable HD tv's ! Master Bedroom has private balcony overlooking the Gulf. Sleep facing beautiful green/blue waters. Separate sleeper sofa. Spa bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
First Floor Casual Den, Sleeper Sofa (Sleeps 2) , card table seating 4, 55" HD TV Kitchenette mini fridge, microwave, ice maker, wine cooler Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2) Full Bath shower/tub Laundry Area Beach level deck hot tub, gas grill, private boardwalk to beach Second Floor (Sleeps 8) Gourmet Kitchen Viking appliances Dining Area for 12 Living Area home theater Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2) Queen Suite tub/shower combination (sleeps 2) Custom Built Bunk Room 4 twin beds (sleeps 4) Full Bath tub/shower Balcony Third Floor (Sleeps 8) Master King Suite & sleeper sofa. MB bath Large jetted tub & separate shower. (sleeps 2) King Suite with private bath tub/shower (sleeps 2) King Bedroom (sleeps 2) Jack & Jill Bath shower/tub Bunk Room full over full beds (sleeps 2) Balcony 4 sleeper sofas can sleep 8. This property is a duplex. While it is a duplex, you have complete privacy from the next door property. Enjoy & relax on your private balconies, 3 decks, & private beach access.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

The Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5

This awesome house has it all! The beautiful beach and the ocean are right at your back deck. The bedrooms are very spacious, very comfortable and relaxing. The house was perfect for our large group of 16 ladies and has a well equipped kitchen for cooking. The extra den on the first level was great giving us plenty of room for entertaining and watching the Olympics! Thank you for sharing your home with us! We've found the perfect place and will be back for many years to come!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife Laurie & I are so happy your group of 16 ladies enjoyed the beachfront decks, multiple bedrooms, and gourmet kitchen! The second living area from the main great room is normally a separate getaway space for families with young children, teens or college-age kids to watch movies or play video games. It was great to hear about the adults finding their own relaxing spot to watch the Winter Olympics on the large 55" HD TV! Thank you for staying with us on the beach. It was a joy to share our family beach home with your group and we look forward to your return for many years to come! Laurie & David Dubiel Owners The Magnificat
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We live in Monroe, Ga...northeast of Atlanta

Beautiful property in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing rental home convenient o everything. The beach is spectacular and right outside your door. The furnishings very comfortable. If you are looking for that special place...this is it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Great house!!

  • 5 of 5

House was amazing! We had a great time and loved being so close to the beach. Home owners were so responsive to any needs and really were very easy to work with! Definitely recommend the house to anyone who wants a beach front home!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully decorated, comfortable house on the beach. Location for walking to restaurants, but yet not having crowds was excellent. The location for driving to shopping was also prime. There are three levels of decks and we even saw dolphins one morning. The kids loved the TV's in each of the bunks of the bunk room. Owner was great to work with and very helpful if any questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time! Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, spacious, and well decorated. It was equipped with all you need to just arrive and unwind. It was perfectly located for family fun and relaxation directly on the beach. The views of the sunrise and sunset were amazing!! The owners were great to assist when needed and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife (Laurie) sincerely appreciates your positive feedback regarding the decorations in the house! She put her heart into the home trying to make our guests feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed staying in a large spacious beach theme home. We believe this separates our home from many others on the rental market! The higher quality of the furnishings and decor is much different than other beach houses. Laurie and I hope to share our home with more families like yours traveling on vacation who want to make lasting memories on the beach. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to your return next year! Laurie & David Dubiel Owners The Magnificat
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Excellent Business Meeting Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous location for a small team meeting. Very close to the outlets, yet in a low-traffic neighborhood. The beach was perfect and uncrowded. Check in and check out was extremely easy and owners were very responsive. The house is clean, beautiful, and looks exactly like the photos. I will definitely return to this location again, as soon as I can find another excuse for a meeting!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stacie for choosing The Magnificat for your business meeting! We are getting an increased number of business groups such as yours staying at the beach home as a luxurious beachfront cost-effective alternative to local hotels. The location of the home cannot be matched in the quiet secluded neighborhood. The Silver Sands Outlet Mall and restaurants one traffic light away are one of the best-kept secrets outside of the private beach! We pride ourselves in a well-kept home, cleanliness, and prompt responses to our guests. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We look forward to your group returning to our little piece of heaven on earth! Laurie & David Dubiel Owners of The Magnificat
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Panama City Beach, FL - ECP
Nearest Beach
Walk out steps of your back door!
Car: recommended

Located directly adjacent to the Sandestin Resort. Baytown is short drive to the first traffic light to the East. Silver Sands outlet mall is one traffic light to the West. The Commons outdoor mall, restaurants and movie theatre is 15 minutes away. Or we prefer to choose to go to the outdoor shops and movie theater at Grand Blvd. turning East out of our subdivision 7 minutes away!l


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $795
Pet Fee $500
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Reservation deposits are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund