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Villa- 4 Bedrooms -50 Steps to Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,495 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

4 Bedroom Villa Gulf Views, 50 Steps to Beach

Amazing views can be seen from this villa! SPRING and SUMMER 4 bedrooms are available NOW. Each floor in villa is large enough to fit a family so extended families or friends can rent with together; 2 full kitchens and living areas, and much less expensive than renting one home.

**NOTE: You can rent just one floor/2 bedrooms. Each has separate entrances and are fully private condos.

We have the Best Views of the GULF from our Villa - AND REVIEWS! Also see our Facebook page Destiny Beach Villas and Twitter: Destiny Beach Villa!

Villa has private entrances. There is a secure lock out door between the floors for easy access inside the villa.

We are located less than one and a half miles from the Destin Commons Mall with new additional shops (H&M, Boston Proper, Chipolte, World of Beer) , the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Sandestin/ Grand Boulevard, theaters and minutes from the top Destin restaurants, several golf courses, and off shore fishing. The Destin Harbor is 6 miles west of the villa.

Vacation in Destin's most exclusive community! Magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Destiny can be enjoyed from this charming villa nestled only 50 steps from Florida's most beautiful beach. You will be impressed by this luxurious neighborhood and outstanding beach and lakefront setting unparalleled throughout Destin! The villa is centrally located in Crystal Beach, across from the James Lee Park.

Note: Not all Villas have beach views. WE DO! We are a non- smoking villa. Pets are not allowed.

Keywords: Gulf front, Destin beach house, Villa, condo, Beach view, Destiny, Villa, Crystal Beach, Miramar Beach, Gulf view, waterfront, Ocean view, beachfront

More Details

Laura and Gregg Kirby, Owners since 2004
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Laura and Gregg Kirby, Owners since 2004

We absolutely LOVE Destin and bought this villa in 2004 so we would always have a beach home for our large extended family. We live only one hour away and manage the villa ourselves. We pride ourselves on personal service and treat our renters how we would want to be treated. Our villa is exactly how we would want a vacation rental to be if we were renting it ourselves - clean, casual, updated and FUN! Check out our Facebook page with over 550 Likes: Destiny Beach Villas.

Laura and Gregg Kirby, Owners

Laura and Gregg Kirby, Owners since 2004 purchased this villa in 2004

Why Laura and Gregg Kirby, Owners since 2004 chose Destin

We have such great views from our villa. So many of our guests that have stayed multiple times in the villas say this is their favorite. Over 60% of our renters are repeat renters!

Destin has SO MUCH to do! The beaches are incredible - pure white sand and the Gulf is clear and beautiful! We love to walk to restaurants close by. There is a 10 foot walking, running, biking path that runs along the Scenic Hwy 98 for over 6 miles. You can ride to the Henderson Beach State Park or the Outlet Mall!

What makes this villa unique

One point of contact - the OWNERS! Views and location are unbeatable. We LOVE to sit out on the front porch and relax. There is always something to see: a dolphin, a beautiful boat passing by or visitors walking/biking down Scenic Hwy 98 ten foot sidewalks. It is not a busy area and very laid back. No high rises, less crowds.

***Always speak with an owner when renting a property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Laura & Greg,

We had the best time in your villa. We are so sad to leave tomorrow. Your villa is perfect. Between the ocean and the lake, each one of us always had something wonderful to do. The guys fished everyday and caught over 100 fish. They released them all except the ones a friendly heron snatched. :)

This was our first time in Destin, but after crusin the whole area, we think we stayed in the best spot. We spent more time on the front balcony than anywhere else. The view is ever changing and always interesting. Thank you for a restful week.

Phil and Pam Melkowski and Hans & Lou Recker (my parents)
Jul 2009
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Destin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outside Showers - shower
    Bathroom - Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs: full bath
    Bathroom 3 - Full Bath - toilet , shower , Upstairs: Full Bath
    Bathroom 4 - Half Bath off Master Bedroom Upstairs - toilet , Upstairs: Half bath (Sink and toilet) off master bedroom.
  • There are Full baths on each floor. Also half bath off master upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with pop up trundle upstairs villa.
    Bunk Room - Downstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed downstairs has full on bottom, twin on top.
    Master Bedroom with Views of Lake - Downstairs - 1 queen , Please note 2 master bedrooms - one on each floor!
    Master Upstairs - King Bed with View of Lake Private Porch - 1 king , Master bedroom upstairs: Pottery Barn King bed.Views of Lak
  • PRICES LISTED ARE FOR THE 4 BEDROOM VILLA. Rent total separate units upstairs and downstairs, GREAT for 2 families traveling together. See our Facebook: Destiny Beach Villas. The villa features two master bedrooms. Upstairs master has a Pottery Barn King bed and has a private half bath. There is a balcony off this bedroom overlooking lake. The master bedroom downstairs has a Queen size Bed and also overlooks the Lake with a private balcony; it has a lovely Tommy Bahama comforter. There is a new Bunk bed in the second bedroom downstairs with a full bed on the bottom and twin bed on top. The guest bedroom upstairs has a daybed with a trundle beneath (2 twins) There are also Queen Sleeper Sofas in both the Living rooms with VIEWS looking out to the Gulf.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our villa is 1480 Sq.feet total. Each floor is approximately 740 Sq. feet. The Destiny Beach Villas has a pool area with grills and bathrooms. Located in the middle of the complex, and just a short 30 second walk from Villa #3. There are also covered picnic areas and an incredible playground on the beach located at the James Lee Park/Crab Trap just across at the beach...50 steps from the villa!


Come enjoy the beautiful Destin beaches and this cozy & convenient villa.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 30, 2017

The VRBO Bear and family enjoyed an incredible after-Christmas stay in this cozy and convenient villa in Destin, Florida! We enjoyed the beautiful Destin Beach, a mere 50 steps away and had few tourists due to this being the off-season. The villa had comfortable furniture and several amenities to make our stay feel like we were at home. The five of us stayed in both sections of the villa and had ample amounts of space to cook/eat together and also go to our separate rooms for some downtime. Our gracious host made sure we had plenty of information on local things-to-do, restaurants, and even the weather so we could make the most of our time. We ventured out most days to either grab a bite or enjoy the perfect sand and water on the beach. We particularly enjoyed The Crab Trap restaurant since it is directly across the street from the villa, has a great food and beverage selection, and a playground out back for the kids! We truly enjoyed our white sand holiday getaway and look forward to returning this summer!

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Villa- 4 Bedrooms -50 Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay in the villa. The villa is in a great location. The beach is right convenient! The villa was clean and fully stocked. The owner was AMAZING. She went above and beyond! We would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay! The whole villa is very clean, and there was plenty of space for 4 adults and 3 young children (we rented it all!). The views are fantastic, and proximity to the beach is just as described. The pool is great too!! Everything was very well thought out by the owners. I especially loved all the hooks placed throughout the villa to hang towels and swimsuits on so they didn't end up on the floor. The lake is serene, and we enjoyed sitting on the back balcony at night listening to the frogs, and watching the turtles in the mornings. The surrounding area is relatively quiet, with less traffic than Hwy 98. But, it was nice to be so close to all the shopping and grocery stores too. Laura was very responsive from day one, and we even got to meet her! We will be back, no doubt!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olathe, KS

3rd year in a row!

  • 5 of 5

This has been our third time to stay at this lovely villa. The owners (who are delightful to work with) just painted the villa's exterior and the master bedroom which really updated the space. We love the balcony on the front where we spent many mornings sipping coffee and watching the dolphins swim by. My boys also love fishing in the lake behind us which also is a beautiful view. The master bedroom is delightful, It has its own half bath, king size bed and a tv what else could you ask for! The beach is just across the way and is easy to get to and if I may say the most beautiful beach we have ever seen! The villa is in a great location close to wonderful places to eat. The pool is also an easy walk from the villa, my boys liked to take a quick dip in after a day at the beach! We enjoyed snuba diving, deep sea fishing, shopping, go carts, relaxing on the beach and yoga on the beach. This villa is the perfect space. We will continue to come back for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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JAcksonville, Fl

Girl's Weekend Get~A~Way

  • 5 of 5

We had the entire villa (Both upstairs and downstairs) and had a wonderful time. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is fully stocked, bathrooms are spacious, plenty of space to spread out and enjoy this perfect beach vacation spot! The beach access is easy and the pool a very short easy walk. Because this is a corner unit, you have very easy access to the parking lot and not noisy neighbors. The view of the beach from both balconies/porches are beautiful for watching sunsets and the back of the villa overlooking the lake offers beautiful sunrises. The villa is close to incredible restaurants and a short distance to outlet and Destin Commons shopping. THe perfect location for families seeking beach vacations and for girls get a ways!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nahunta, GA

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful rental property! The ocean view is magnificent - just across the way. Loved sitting on the balcony and watching and listening to the surf. The rooms were very inviting and home-like. Kitchen was fully stocked. The beds were very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this rental to friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherman Texas

Great time on pristine white beaches

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. We stayed in the upper unit and the view was wonderful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Commons
"New expansion coming soon!"
Publix Super Market
"Best place to grocery shop."
Crab Trap
"We always make this our first night's dinner out. So convenient you can walk - within a foot..."
Bonefish Grill
The Fresh Market
"Gourmet groceries - yum."
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"We love to bike here for breakfast. Split a burrito! They are huge."
790 On The Gulf
"Make a reservation and request to sit outside at sunset. Apps are great and good happy hour ..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Use your AAA or AARP card at the main mall outdoor kiosk near Saks and get a discount card f..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Destin-Fort Walton
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Main Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
James Lee Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Destiny Beach Villa #3
Nearest Point of Interest
James Lee Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
The Crabtrap Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Henderson Beach Rest
Nearest Point of Interest
790 on the Gulf
Nearest Point of Interest
Cuvee Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Miller's Destin Ale House
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompano Joe's
Nearest Point of Interest
The Whale's Tale
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
PF Changs
Car: recommended

The villa is centrally located in Destin near the Destin Commons with the new Whole Foods, the Silver Sands large Outlet mall, Big Kahuns's water park, Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation golf courses and marinas. Golf! Shopping! Day Spas! Amusement Parks! Water Parks! We have it all! Best walking on the 10 foot running/biking path along Scenic Highway 98 to many restaurants and more: SUP/Paddleboard and Surfing School nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rent is subject to change until confirmation is made. Please inquire with owner when deciding which is best for your family. Call Owner direct 850-450-8400 (Laura) for further information. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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