About the property
- House6000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
PRIVATE BEACH - Ocean Front - Direct Access | ALL NEW | 5 BR / 4 BTH
PLEASE CHECK RATES BEFORE CONTACTING THE OWNER
Welcome to the Luxurious Maison du Soleil
Maison du Soleil is a world-class destination where guests can come to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. This direct access oceanfront sanctuary awaits you on the private white sand beaches within the exclusive gated resort community of Destiny-by-the-Sea. This striking one-of-a-kind contemporary masterpiece sets the new standard in coastal holidays by featuring exceptional quality and impeccable design. Maison du Soleil has recently undergone a near million dollar renovation and redesign, and now combines state-of-the-art technology with sleek sophisticated contemporary style.
Flawlessly maintained and designed for full relaxation, this elegant villa caters to your every need. The living room and master retreat each feature floor-to-ceiling glass, which showcases the villa’s impressive oceanfront views. The spacious and well-appointed rooms are superbly decorated with new designer furnishings in a stylish palette of elegant neutrals. Enjoy creating fine cuisine in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen, which features high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. Entertain in the separate and impressively sized dining area with soaring ceilings. Take the full speed all access elevator to the fourth floor rooftop terrace and discover a secluded paradise for private sunbathing, serene stargazing or a massage. Relax on the wrap-around deck which provides unobstructed oceanfront views. Last but certainly not least, enjoy the convenience of private direct access to the beach.
Maison du Soleil now features a newly renovated covered beach level outdoor living space, and is known to have the only one of this scale and function on a beach level location. This outdoor living space features a stainless steel refrigerator, built in DSC grill and hood, a full size sink with disposal, granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, a SONOS Wi Fi sound system, a round teak dining table that seats six and lounge furniture that includes an ultra-plush sofa, oversized chair and two swivel lounge chairs. For added convenience, an outdoor covered shower and foot spray has been added adjacent to the direct access beach walkway.
The SONOS wireless sound system is available on all four levels of the residence and can be controlled by each guest by using their personal smartphone, iPad or tablet, or by using the iPad Mini that is supplied by the homeowner. The SONOS wireless sound system may be synchronized throughout the home, or guests have the choice to enjoy customized sound from any source on each level. The renowned LUTRON automatic lighting has been installed throughout and offers guests the ability to change the ambiance of a single room or the entire home with the simple touch of a button.
Destiny-by-the-Sea, located directly on Crystal Beach, is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast. Book your escape to the luxurious Maison du Soleil and experience peace and tranquility.
Shopping: Destin Commons - Fresh Market, Starbucks, Panera, and a theatre are all within a couple of miles.
Maison du Soleil is quickly becoming a premier wedding venue. We recommend that wedding ceremonies be scheduled after 5:30 PM due to beach service clearing chairs and umbrellas by 5:00 PM. Parking is available within the community until 10:00 PM for guests, or they may park next door and walk to the residence through the nearby side gate. The community requests that guests be kept to approximately 40. A one-time minimal wedding fee and additional security deposit may be applied at the time of reservation.
Pets are not permitted.
Maison du Soleil: Sleeps up to 19
Guest Room: two sets of bunk beds (sleeps 6)
Full size on bottom with mattress pads for added comfort and twins on top.
Indoor Beach Lounge Area: sectional sofa and flat screen TV
Outdoor Living Area: teakwood and white cushioned furniture, cocktail and end tables, large sink, refrigerator, 48 inch outdoor built-in gas grill and outdoor shower.
Living Room: 50 inch flat screen TV, large sectional sofa, two armchairs
Master Bedroom: two full beds (sleeps 4), sitting area and full bathroom.
Grand Master Suite: king size bed (sleeps 2), floor to ceiling glass walls with white linen drapes, white Linet Roset convertible love seat (to full size bed- sleeps 2), master bathroom with dual vanities and a Jason Air massaging bathtub
Guest Bedroom: queen sized bed (sleeps 2), American Leather convertible twin bed/chair (sleeps 1), two walk-in closets, wall mounted flat screen TV, and full bathroom that features tub, shower and dual sinks
Private rooftop terrace: A Zen inspired refuge that offers unobstructed views and a custom king size bed (sleeps 2)
Guests have exclusive use of four new beach bikes
Home and community information, including features, terms, availability, amenities and design as described online, as well as those reflected in photos and video, are subject to change at any time without notice or obligation.
About the Owner:
The owner has owned and operated this luxurious villa with express care and genuine love for over 10 years. Dedicated to the community and environmentally friendly solutions, they are conscious of the eco-friendly initiatives that boost sustainability while lowering our carbon footprint. We welcome and encourage questions about the owner prior to guests making their reservation, as our goal is to offer the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.
PLEASE CHECK RATES BELOW BEFORE CONTACTING THE OWNER
Keywords: Beach Front House Gulf Ocean View Luxury
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Sheilah Griggs
Maison du Soleil has been owned by our family for over 10 years. We personally operate this residence with express care and love as we consider Maison du Soleil a generational asset. We welcome and encourage quests questions regarding our financial stability and security prior to making their reservation. Our goal is to offer our guests the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.
Sheilah Griggs purchased this House in 2003
Why Sheilah Griggs chose Destin
Maison du Soleil is considered a world class destination. Having recently undergone a near million dollar complete renovation and redesign this is one of the most unique and luxurious beachfront homes on the entire coast. This all concrete and glass architecturally modern residence has rare and unique features including beach level outdoor living, dining, and kitchen area. All new custom designer furnishings all in an elegant neutral pallet add to the feeling of luxury. All newly renovated and redesigned with state of the art wireless Sonos sound system controlled from the provided iPad or a smart phone, LED lighting, ceiling fans, built in grill, refrigerator, sink, granite counters and beautiful luxury outdoor furniture, all directly on the beach but covered. The Ultra Plush AstroTurf covered 4th floor roof top deck is perfect for private sunbathing and exquisite star gazing. There's nothing like it anywhere! I designed this house with the beach and outdoor enthusiast in mind. It's beyond peaceful as well as medicinal.
What makes this House unique
ULTRA PRIVATE BEACH with DIRECT ACCESS. Ocean front. Maison du Soleil is notably one of the most recognized Villas along the entire coast due to its unmistakable architectural design elements. Pairing the textures of concrete and glass imbues the widely coveted accomplishment of perfectly balancing yin and yang as demonstrated in this newly renovated and redesigned residence | Now fully equipped to accommodate 19 overnight guests | Unique to this section of the coast is the new covered beach level expansive outdoor living space offering a high end kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, built-in DCS Grill, hood, full size sink, disposal, sleek granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, dining and living area complimented by designer furnishings | Outdoor beachside undercover shower and foot spray | State of the art technology: SONOS Wireless sound system on all 4 levels - guests may activate the system using their own Smart Phone , iPad or operate using the complimentary Mini iPad - High speed wireless internet access - 6 duel line phones and intercom | Lighting: LUTRON automated lighting & LED throughout | 4th Floor Rooftop Lounge/Suite: Plush down filled cream cushioned and teak furniture, ultra plush AstroTurf - private sunbathing, serene, almost surreal star gazing | 4 complimentary new beach chairs | 4 complimentary new beach bikes | Short walking distance to the community pool and 7 person hot tub | Gated, sidewalk community with 24 hour guard | 2 bay over-sized garage | Professionally designed landscaping with mature palms | Impeccably maintained, flawless condition | Easy access via email or telephone to the owner's representative | Destin is a top beach vacation destination featuring sugar sand beaches and emerald colored water, it is absolutely majestic and breathtaking | Nearby upscale shopping, Starbucks, dining and entertainment | Only minutes to the Destin Airport and a selection of premier FBOs
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Maison Du Soleil, Amazing Marketing for property not quite what it seems..
Superb marketing, but this property definitely does not have 5 bedrooms /do not see max occupancy for 19, bedding okay using couches but seating for eating, there simply was not enough seating in either the dining room 6 chairs or the outdoor dining area 8 chairs. I guess no one ate together.The 5th bedroom is on the 4th floor rooftop accessible by elevator only, with no closet, bathroom,TV, curtains or any amenities whatsoever,it is your basic attic room with a king size bed.Those that occupy this room are to use the elevator, going up & down. When exiting into their room leave the elevator doors open so that it cannot be called to the lower floors.How did this home pass building safety code? Floor plan on web page shows stairs? The day after we checked in the MGMT CO was informed (as instructed)of any non-working items, reported were toilets in the 2-3rd floor bathrooms were lose & that only ½ of the outdoor grill was working, knob missing.Thursday morning of our stay the elevator stopped working,with 1 of our party stuck on the 4th floor. Called Sheilah Griggs of the Mgmt Co. 3 times & sent email but no answer, after 1 hr, called VRBO & contacted the Homeowners Ass.VRBO called back & was contacting Sheilah & the elevator repair co. Right after that Sheilah called back & informed us that there were stairs to the 4th floor rooftop room. It is an attic stairway located in the hallway of the back 3rd floor bedroom that goes to the owners locked storage closet room on the 4th floor, not accessible from rooftop. When Mgmt Co Rep came he lowered the attic stairs, opened the locked store room. Since we had not received any reply concerning the broken items, we asked about the grill (turns out that the fuel line to half the grill was split, the fix was to remove the knob), as for the toilets,someone was still coming. Late that afternoon the repairmen for the Elevator came, but could not fix it, the mechanism of the elevator on the 3rd floor where the issues started was left open and exposed as the elevator crew were supposed to return with the part. Mgmt Rep gave the occupants of the 5th bedroom way to use the elevator,leaving the attic steps down. Our party consisted of 10 adults,2 elderly, what sold the house was the elevator,which gave them access to all, no elevator meant they were confined to bedroom & kitchen/living area for 2 1/2 days.Tried repeatedly to use DVD player, but with no instructions we failed. By the time left Sat nothing was fixed.
This is a very beautiful home with plenty of room for family. The views and beach are spectacular.
Home is beautiful but not all electronics work
Many electronic problems
No one to call for repairs
They won’t respond
Manager sent several tex messages but no response
So problems just have to live with it during your stay
We are so sorry you had trouble with the electronics in the home. Some are high-tech and although there is a folder with instructions, based on your feedback we will make a more simplified version for our future guests.
We do see where there were multiple correspondences between you and our manager. We also see where there was a service call to the home to address your concerns. However, thank you for sharing your feedback as we strive to make visits to our home enjoyable and relaxing.
Great place for winter too
Spent the week between Christmas and New Year's with 4 generations ages 6 months to 82 years. Absolutely loved it. House was as advertised. Beach right out the back door, no stairs. We had a few nice days where we could enjoy sitting on the beach, other days we had plenty of room inside to play games, watch movies (multiple TVs), and enjoy the view through the floor to ceiling glass walls. Appreciated having the washer and dryer, and we kept the Keurig active. Kitchen contains everything you need, you just provide food from grocery stores close by. A bathroom on the 4th floor would have been nice but we managed without it. Sheilah was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend this property.
Will not be disappointed!
This house is great! I’ve stayed in many different home along the cost and this one is by far one of the best. All you will need to bring is your sunscreen, flip flops and fill the frig. The house will have “everything “ else you will need, from chairs for the beach and toys for the kids! The outdoor sitting areas was perfect for the smaller kids and they loved the bed swing. The only negative thing I would say about this house, I wish there were another way up to the top floor beside using the elevator. I would highly recommend this house to anyone with kids or without. #perfectvaca
Destiny-by-the-Sea , located directly on Crystal Beach, west of the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Destiny-by-the-Sea is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast - Located between Destin and Sandestin on Scenic Highway 98. Destiny by the Sea is the only community located entirely on the South side of Scenic Gulf Drive. With just over 100 homes, Destiny by the Sea is Destin's premier private, gated community which has a lushly landscaped resort-style pool (Heated: Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, New Years Week, March through the first week of April), hot tub, guard-gated entrance and private beach access via two beach boardwalks. The private beach covers a 1,700-foot stretch of beach front. There are several restaurants all within a 10 minute walk and some next door. 1. Camille's (best of the closest for breakfast and sushi, fish, steaks etc) 2. Crab Trapp (literally a 5 min walk on the beach to their open air outdoor grill and bar on the beach) 3. Daves 4. 790 Destin is located approximately 15 miles west of the South Walton and Scenic Hwy 30A and is 48 miles west of Panama City Beach in the panhandle of Florida. Attractions near Destiny by the Sea include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, the nation's largest designer outlet center, with stores including J. Crew, Saks Off Fifth, Armani, Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers and more. Destin's signature open-air lifestyle center, Destin Commons is located on the North side of Highway 98, just north of Crystal Beach. It's stores & restaurants include Belk, AMC Movie Theater, Bass Pro Shops, Zoes Kitchen, and Starbucks Coffee. Choice of Airport depends on your deprture city. 1. Panama City (ECP) - Southwest typically has great rates. 2. Ft. Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Both airports are approximately 45 minutes away. A short drive down highway 98 is the Destin harbor, home to the largest fleet of deep sea fishing charter boats in Florida. HarborWalk Village, located along the Destin Harbor, features shops and acclaimed restaurants that include Harry T's, La Famigilia on the Harbor, and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. HarborWalk Village also features a kids play zone which includes a bungee trampoline, 500-foot zip line, aqua spheres, 40-foot rock wall, and the 80-foot free fall.
Rates & Availability
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No college groups! This is a family rental ONLY! NO BOOKINGS UNDER 25 YRS OLD | Maison de Soleil is an extraordinary residence equipped with the finest amenities and furnishings.