About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12
Blue Starfish Professionally Managed by Newman-Dailey
Don’t let the name of this fantastic Destin vacation rental fool you- everyone will be happy as clams while staying at Blue Starfish! In fact, it expertly strikes the balance of old and new; technology and tradition. The sleek kitchen of
this luxury is fitted with stainless steel appliances including a five burner gas range and a double oven all of which is surrounded by unique slabs of grey granite counters. Contrast that with the quirky, refurbished, bursting-with-color furnishings and voila- a crisp, clean vacation home with just the right amount of personality. Actually, the five balconies and porches, four large bedrooms and an open floor plan guarantee that there will be plenty of room for all the personalities you plan to bring with you, too!
While it’s true that Blue Starfish is a short walk to the gorgeous beaches of the Gulf, its pool deck has been known to turn the emerald water even greener with envy! Get ready for a rant about the private deck’s amenities- a wall mounted flat screen TV is set on the back porch overlooking the crystal clear pool edged by a green lawn, a spa sits just above the pool with a small waterfall connecting the two, outdoor dining allows several families to dine alfresco on savory barbecue from the private gas grill, a custom-built wet bar with a refrigerator lets you refill your drink without having to go inside and finally a full pool bath right off the porch makes it easy to wash off sand before taking a swim! Whew! While listing that many amenities is exhausting, entertaining guests at Blue Starfish will be nothing but rejuvenating!
The joyous tones of blue that envelop the exterior and interior combined with lively beach décor featuring curious sea creatures are sure to put a spring in your step! Go explore the nearby attractions like Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl at the Destin Commons, Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, one of Destin’s famous golf courses, or a dolphin cruise on the harbor. Blue Starfish is set in the ideal spot for diving in to Destin’s fun!
Bed Sizes/ Layout:
Second Floor: Second Bedroom – King, Third Bedroom – Queen, Fourth Bedroom – 2 sets of Triple Bunks
Third Floor: MBR Bedroom – King
During Spring and Summer this home requires a 7-night, Saturday to Saturday stay. Any other time we require a 4-night minimum stay.
We do not rent to anyone under 25 or to students.
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Why Owner/Manager chose Destin
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties' premier vacation rentals range from Gulf-front condominiums to cozy cottages/townhomes to luxury beach homes. Newman-Dailey offers on-site or VIP check-in at some of South Walton and Destin’s leading resorts, including Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort and Jade East Towers in Destin. Newman-Dailey also operates the 20-room Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach. Newman-Dailey has been welcoming guests to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. for more than 30 years, and consistently receives the "Certificate of Excellence" for positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The company was awarded the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2015 and voted "Best of the Emerald Coast" for vacation rentals and property management by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
October 2017 Stay
We absolutely loved it! Needs more seating on the main floor - a couch sectional would be a great addition. Everything else was superb!
Thank you for your recent review of Blue Starfish. We are thrilled to hear you loved the property as much as we do. Thank you for your suggestions. They have been passed to the property manager so she may discuss possible improvements with the owner. We hope to have you back very soon.
September 2017 Stay
We had the pleasure of staying at Blue Starfish in September and we have to say that the home is amazing! I usually bring lots of stuff (cooking utensils, pots, waffle machine, etc.,and was overjoyed that everything we needed for the week was in the home.
The whole house is decorated perfect along with hanging out at the awesome pool and beautiful porch. Our decision is made for next years Destin Vacation.
A huge shout out to Newman Dailey for their extra help with our issue. They are so professional and helpful. We will always try to go with Newman-Dailey in our search for the perfect vacation home.
Not very well taken care of
It's a shame as this could be a very nice home. The home appears clean for the most part, the pictures are deceiving. The outdoor area was a mess, broken chair by the pool, everything is worn hard, rough shape, yard not kept up very good, pool is ice cold so we couldn't use it. Inside the ice dispenser sticks on the refrigerator so ice pour out everywhere. There was no broom, no iron, but I did call them and they brought ones over. Pillows on beds need to be thrown out and new ones brought in. Not even pillow cases for them all. Almost no hangers in the closets, the sofas in the living room need to be replaced. It felt poorly managed and poorly cared for. The AC is very cold on main floor and hot on the 2nd floor. The washer and dryer doors about to break off. The microwave doesn't work well. The walk to the beach is quick and very good. But I would never rent from this company again.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very surprised to hear you had these issues. Blue Starfish is one of our most popular properties. We do our best to make sure every property is well cared for and stocked with the necessary supplies. We encourage our guests to contact us immediately should they have any issues so we may correct them promptly. We would have loved to have heard about these items when you called about the iron and ironing board. We are happy to report these items are no longer an issue and the latest guests have let us know how much they are enjoying this home. We do hope that you would give us another chance to earn your loyalty. We have many wonderful vacation rentals throughout the area.
Great house and great location!
We had a great time and the house was beautiful! The house was nicely stocked that suited our needs! Great having the bathroom and shower outside. We loved the open floor plan to spend time together. We ❤️ Our Destin vacations!!
September 2016 Stay
Absolutely awesome...beautiful house..lived up to pictures on the internet..we had a blast...the only thing I would suggest is a hand bar for pool..if you are older it's not easy getting out of the pool.other than that couldn't ask for a nicer place.
Thank you for your recent review of Blue Starfish. We agree the house is amazing! We are so happy you had such a wonderful time. We have passed along your suggestion to the property manager to share with the owner. We look forward to your next stay with us.
Our group of 10 loved this location! It was ideal for the beach and getting out to the many restaurants. We had a slight hiccup with the pool heat - were told the heat was on, but after two days knew it was not and called. The controls were locked or we would have adjusted it ourselves, but they had someone come out and turn it on and were quick to reimburse us for the issue. They can't control the annoying 6 am garbage pickup at the hotel next door, but that was easily overcome by the nice accommodations. There are lots of hardwood floors, so be prepared to hear everything that goes on in the house, but again the other luxuries of the home outweighed this issue. The pool is clearly one of the largest and best and they have one of the greatest backyards in the area - we would re-rent just for that! Putting green was used nightly, as was the nice big sitting area and kitchen. Fun porches and location, location, location! We'll be back when coming to Destin!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees BLUESTARFISH Clean Fee-233: $233 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights TRAVEL INSURANCE REDSKY: 6.95% Charge basis: AD For stays between 1 and 27 nights