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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

Destination Paradise. THERE IS NO BETTER RENTAL LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS. There are 8 bedrooms (SLEEPS 20) - OVER 80 FAVORABLE REVIEWS, directly across the street from the beach with spectacular UNOBSTRUCTED GULF AND LAKE VIEWS. You will enjoy one of the largest pool/deck in Destin, a HUGE 37' x 16' private pool/spa on the lake with over 1,200 ft. of sundeck, located directly on a spring fed lake, gated community, over 4,000 square feet home with 1,000 feet of balconies/porches on a 0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park. You are directly across and steps away from the sugar white sands and emerald waters of Destin’s finest beaches (and the Crab Trap restaurant).

The house contains 3 king beds (two masters with jetted tubs and private balconies), 4 queen beds, 1 bunk bed set, two twins (twin with trundle), and queen size sofa sleeper.

There are two of everything at this home to make your stay more enjoyable and less stressful - two over sized front loading washer/dryer sets, two dishwashers, two masters (each with jetted tub and private balcony), double oven, two 50-55' HDTVs in the two large family rooms. LOTS of parking (8 or more cars) on the 0.5 acre lot located adjacent to a green space/park with gazebo.

*8 bedrooms (two masters)

*Sleeps 20

*UNOBSTRUCTED and breathtaking gulf view

*Huge private pool/sun deck on the lake with several palm trees

*Directly across the street from the beach and Crab Trap restaurant

*Located directly on a spring fed lake

*0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park with gazebo

*Tons of parking - can easily accomodate 8 or more cars

*All flat screen TVs

'Destination Paradise”, is located in the prestigious Destiny neighborhood that offers a large community pool, tennis court, and basketball. The neighborhood is gated, offering additional privacy and security for you and your family. This home is located across from the Crab Trap restaurant.

NEW FOR 2016 - New paint, custom dining room table/chairs, gray-wash cypress ceiling added to the 2nd floor, all new 2nd floor family room furniture, and wainscoting added to the dining room and stairwell.

See the link provided to our personal website, which includes additional information including virtual tours and additional photos.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Owner
Nick & Tina Athens
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Nick & Tina Athens

We totally renovated, furnished, and operate this home. We are hands on owners. We keep our homes updated and are very attentive to detail, including a high cleanliness standard. Take a look at our guest comments - we take care of our guests!

Nick & Tina Athens purchased this house in 2008

Why Nick & Tina Athens chose Destin

This is one of the most unique settings. Very few places in the world can you be on a spring fed lake while also on a saltwater body of water. This home offers great views of both. This lot is the largest of any rental home in Destin and is also next to a large green space.

What makes this house unique

Largest lot size of any rental home in Destin!

Amenities

Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack n' play is available, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
COMPLETELY RENOVATED in July 2008: all new travertine flooring inside and out, granite tops, cabinets, furniture, paint, private pool, pool deck, lighting and plumbing fixtures, mattresses and bedding! Two washer/dryer sets, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, double oven. Wet bar with icemaker, frig and two blenders!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(95 traveler reviews)

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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake
average rating of 4.968421 based on 95 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
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A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons to rent this home and only one not to and that reason is if the calendar is booked. I am a very picky renter and reviewed hundreds of homes before choosing this one. One never knows what they are going to get when renting, but this is the real deal. Every single word of the description is accurate. The property is extremely clean and the owner rocks. Nick was great to work with and the housekeeper, Nora was an added bonus. The personal involvement by the owner is added value to this rental. The home is spacious (we had 17 guests-11 adults; 6 children); the furnishings are beyond what is needed; I would rent this house even if I didn't need this much space. The pool area is fabulous and the lake views are as breath taking as the ocean views. The actual views are far better than the pictures demonstrate. Simply magnificent.The landscaping is beautiful and well manicured. The double washers/dryers and double dishwashers and double kitchen supplies (dishes, cookware, utensils, etc.) exceeded the need. The owners have done a wonderful job ensuring the home is furnished for large groups. This is rare in larger homes. The pool area was a fan favorite, moreso than the beach; the men were certain they were in heaven with the two 50" TV's. The smaller children loved the windows under the larger window panels around the house. They were entertained on the one rainy day, and declined to use the door to the deck-they thought the windows were little doors for them (have to rent the property to know what I mean). The location was perfect; close to everything one could possible want or need. Finally, thank you Nick for your personal involvement and to your wife for her vision of the furnishings. You demonstrated the difference between an involved owner and an absentee owner. I'll be back whether I need the 8 bedrooms or not.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Was a beautiful home and pool and being across the street from the beach was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our family to attend my son's wedding. The 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms worked wonderfully for our large group. The second floor with the kitchen, wet bar and large living room and dining room worked wonderfully. The balconies were used a lot by our group. Being across the street from the beach was wonderful for everyone going back and forth without having to walk far. It was like we were staying on the beach. We could sit and watch the sunrise and sunset from the balcony. Everyone really enjoyed the nice swimming pool and hot tub. Having so many chairs was really nice. And two sets of washer and dryers were used a lot with all the people we had. Would definitely come here and stay again with our large group of people.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our family vacation at Destination Paradise.. The description of the property was spot on. We had 14 people and never felt crowded. What a treat to have so many bathrooms and two washers and dryers. Our only issue was the temperature of the hot tub but the property manager responded promptly and it was repaired quickly. I would certainly recommend this property to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This property is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We had 35 people in town from all corners of the USA, including Alaska, in three house rentals, for a special Birthday celebration. This house, 4664 Destiny Way, was by far the cream of the crop, location wise and amenities. All of the parties visiting were impressed and want to return in the future. Nick and Tina are gracious hosts and easy to work with. We hope to return to this lovely part of Florida. It was a wonderful week, many memories.

Hazel and Bill Winklmann

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay accommodated my entire family with extra room. Would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the house was great from beginning to end. The owners and Zoltan made themselves available if needed and were eager to help should we have an issue (we didn't). We had 4 families and the layout of the house made it feel as if we weren't tripping over one another, but still had the ability to congregate for big dinners with the open layout of the family room and dining area. The groups only suggestion would be to replace the bath towels in house as a lot of them have a musty/moldy smell to them even after washing, but that was the only negative in an otherwise fantastic week. Hats off to Nick and Tina for operating an exceptional rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Matt, for your kind and helpful comments. We do everything in our power to ensure a wonderful experience while vacationing at our home. The towels were replaced less than 6 months ago. With your input, we have begun washing all linens and towels using a laundry sanitizing product that we have found effective in our household laundry. I hope you're able to return next year!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure cleaning fee $500 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500.00 damage/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund