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Stunning 3 Story Beach Home with Views! Private Pool, Hot Tub, and Game Room

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 6,574 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

King (3), Queen (2), Twin w/ Trundle (1), Twin (5), Sleeper Sofas (2), Sleeps 21

Castle in the Dunes is a three-story beach house with a spectacular pool and hot tub. Absolutely one of a kind, the pool area features a swim up bar, custom waterfalls over granite, deck jets and sunbathing areas, with a shallow section in the deck jets for smaller children to enjoy. At least 20 custom deco tile sections are nestled into the layout, including dolphins, fish, beach balls, and turtles.

The wraparound deck on the second level connects the main and front decks as it follows the pool line, and a large spiral staircase from the second level deck to the pool area provides direct access to the pool and hot tub without having to go through the house. All the deck railings are full glass, giving you wonderful views of the pool and Gulf of Mexico. A see-through floor on the second level looks over the hot tub and color-changing lights in the water.

The interior of this fantastic three-level home delivers the luxury and comfort that will have you returning for years to come. Situated within the gated community of Dunes of Destin, Castle in the Dunes is only steps away from the sugary white sands and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

One complimentary beach chair service setup (two chairs and one umbrella) is included for every rented night from March 1 – October 31.

Bedding Summary

3rd floor

Master Bedroom: King Bed (Sleep Number Bed)

Master Bedroom: King Bed

Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed

Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed

2nd floor

Guest Bedroom: King Bed

Guest Bedroom: Twin with Trundle

1st floor

Guest Bedroom: Five Twin Beds

Media Room: Two Queen Sleeper Sofas

Property Details

On the first floor, a huge media room features two high definition TV’s suspended from the ceiling, a pool table, and a surround-sound stereo! This room has two queen sleeper sofas and its own kitchen area with a full refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, dishes, and pantry space.

The first-floor bunk room has a wall-mounted flat screen television and two sets of bunks with a total of five twin beds between them. This bedroom has its own full bathroom.

An open floor plan on the second level welcomes you to the expansive living, dining, and kitchen areas and features large, custom windows. The home has many of the finer architectural details that lend quality, beauty, and comfort, as well as fabulous furnishings. In the living area there is a large, high definition flat-screen TV. Walk out of the living room through the new glass sliders to the beautiful new deck with a spiral staircase down to the pool and hot tub.

The state-of-the-art kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and granite countertops, and is fully stocked with cookware and dishware. A guest bedroom with a king bed, another guest bedroom with a twin bed and trundle, as well as a full bathroom completes the second floor.

The third floor features a spacious king master suite which has access to the balcony with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. The king bed in this master suite is a sleep number bed that can be adjusted to your personal comfort. The master bathroom has a glass walk-in shower with a jetted garden tub. Dual vanities and powder rooms complete this master suite. Another master suite is also located on this floor and features a king Bed and private bathroom. The third floor has two additional guest bedrooms with queen Beds which share the remaining full bathroom.

Dunes of Destin Community

Dunes of Destin is a private, gated community located in the heart of Destin, Florida, and offers some of the most beautiful private vacation homes on the Emerald Coast. All of the homes are located either on the Gulf of Mexico or just a short stroll away.

This upscale community is one of the most exclusive vacation communities Destin has to offer! Featuring some of the most luxurious vacation homes on the Gulf coast, amenities include private beach access, a community pool, gazebos, and a private lake with beautiful fountains that are lighted and look stunning at night.

Dunes of Destin is just minutes from everything the area has to offer. There is something for everyone in the family! You may enjoy world class shopping at one of the areas many shopping centers – Destin Commons, Silver Sands Factory Stores, Harbor Walk Village, and the shops at Baytowne Wharf. The Destin area is home to countless award winning restaurants, nationally renowned golf courses, and many great outdoor and indoor activities! Combined with the luxurious homes and amenities offered, the Dunes of Destin is the perfect vacation retreat! You will want to return year after year!


Private Beach Access

Community Pool

Lake with Fountains and Lights at Night


Destin Area Information

Destin is well known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village largely because of it roots as a top fishing destination and quick access to deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Destin boasts the largest charter fishing fleet in the state of Florida. If you have an interest in charter deep sea fishing – Destin is the place. But, there is much more to Destin than charter fishing. Destin has evolved over the years to be a top beach vacation destination. Featuring sugar white sand beaches and emerald colored water, it is an absolutely beautiful area. The town itself offers many upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Much of the development of the area has been done with luxury lifestyles in mind. Destin also has one of the busiest private airports in the country. There are tons of things to do in Destin, water parks, water sports rentals, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, power boating, sailing, fishing, tennis, shopping, or just plain relaxing on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Treat yourself to a great little beach town vacation – Destin, Florida located on Florida’s Panhandle

Professionally Managed By Compass Resorts

More Details

Property Manager
Compass Resorts
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Compass Resorts

Founded in 2006, Compass Resorts offers travelers a wide variety of vacation rental homes in the greater Destin area. From 1 bedroom condos to 7 bedroom Gulf-front houses, all of our rental homes meet the highest Quality standards. Compass Resorts offers vacation properties in Central Destin, South Walton, Holiday Isle, and Okaloosa Island in sought-after communities like Destiny by the Sea, Dunes of Destin, the Silver Beach Towers Resort, Silver Shells Resort and Spa, Destin Towers, and many more. The Compass Resorts website provides detailed information about all of our communities and vacation homes - as well as local events, area information, and concierge recommendations. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality Vacation Rental Experience as measured by Guest satisfaction. We listen intently to the needs of our Guests, and do business fairly, honestly, and with the highest level of care. Each year, we welcome thousands of families to the Destin area, and we enjoy making them feel right at home. The dedicated staff of Compass Resorts makes the difference!


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6574 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3rd Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    3rd Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Half Bathroom - toilet
    1st Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • 3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    3rd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    3rd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin with Twin Trundle
    1st Floor Guest Bedroom - 5 twin/ single , Custom Twin Bunkbeds
  • Bedding Summary 3rd Floor Master Bedroom: King Bed 3rd Floor Master Bedroom: King Bed 3rd Floor Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed 3rd Floor Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom: King Bed 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom: Twin Bed with Twin Trundle 1st Floor Guest Bedroom: Twin Bunkbeds (5 Total Beds) 1st Floor Game Room: Two Queen Sleeper Sofas
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning 3 Story Beach Home with Views! Private Pool, Hot Tub, and Game Room
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Our Family of 15 stayed Dec 26 - Jan 11, 2017. Had a wonderful time, house was spacious for our family. Weather was less co-operative but still had a good time. All complaints were addressed and resolved very quickly, Beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was very clean, great location and nice amenities. Props to the owners for having it well equipped, especially the kitchen. We cooked many meals at home and had everything we needed. It was a great set up for our 5 families. The Management company was very attentive to the few minor things that needed repaired. I would def stay here again and recommend it to others. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house. A few maintenance issues, but the manager was extremely responsive.

  • 4 of 5

Loved this house. Great location!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin, FL

  • 3 of 5

beautiful home very spacious. a few things need to be addressed, 1. elevator did not work, we had an elderly man with us and he had to use the stairs, very hard on him. hot tub was hard to figure out, panel in game room was down. 2. only one eye on stove worked. wine cooler in kitchen did not work. but overall it was a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Abbeville, LA

Awesome house. Many extras

  • 5 of 5

Pool was a little cold but great on a hot day. Did not deter the kids from swimming in it. Very comfortable home. It met our needs

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
The Craft Bar
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Destin Commons
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Primrose Restaurant
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
James Lee Park
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Gator Beach
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Nearest Airport
17.2 Miles
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Beach
Private Community Beach
Car: recommended


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