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Gulf Front 4-Story Beauty...Weeks in August 2018 Still Available!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms with 8.5 Baths - Beachfront

E-mail for lowest Deposit ($1000 to hold booking). This fantastic 6000 square foot beachfront home was purchased at the end of 2011, and we have completely remodeled and updated this now 8 bedroom/8.5 bath beach house. There are four stories, each having its own large balcony overlooking the Gulf on a semi-private beach. The Dunes of Destin owns the semi-private beach with access only through our gated community, or along the water's edge from either side. We have finally finished renovations and have posted updated pictures!!

Bedding Summary:

1st floor: Queen bed, Twin size bunk bed, Full size bunk w/twin on top & twin trundle, 2 twin size beds

2nd floor: Two full size sleeper sofas

3rd floor: Two king size beds, One full size sleeper sofa

4th floor: Four queen size beds

Martinis in the Sand is furnished as follows:

1st floor:

The lower level of the home features an open living/media area (kids' camp) complete with two sets of bunks, one twin w/trundle, one full w/twin on top, and two twin beds. There is also a pool table, (2) 55" LED TVs, a side by side refrigerator, and 2 bathrooms each with 2 showers and a toilet room. This floor now also contains a separate queen bedroom. There is direct access to the backyard sand through a sliding glass door, as well as to our private dune walkover straight to the beach. There is a laundry closet with washer and dryer located in the garage area, which makes a second location, in addition to the main laundry room on the second floor.

2nd floor:

The second floor open space living area contains a huge kitchen/dining area complete with 2 dual ice maker refrigerators, 2 stoves (each w/double ovens - one gas, one electric), 2 dishwashers, and an island bar area with seating for 6-8. All kitchen appliances are stainless steel KitchenAid (aside from the refrigerators which are Samsung). We have 2 dining tables with 16 total dining chairs, and also a dining area for 8 available on the balcony. We have a 47" flat screen over the bar counter, and a 65" flat screen in the living room along with a nice entertainment center and plenty of seating including 2 sofas, which are both full size sleepers. The main laundry room is also located on this floor, as well as a half bath and open foyer with a spiral staircase leading up to the third and fourth floors. This entire floor has an exquisite view of the Gulf through an entire wall of windows across the back. The balcony on this floor has stairs leading directly to the ground where you can easily put your feet in the sand and head directly out to the beach via our private dune walkover!

3rd floor:

The third floor is home to two spacious master suites, both with magnificent Gulf views, and each with a king size bed and chaise lounge. The largest of the two also has a sleeper sofa. Each of the Gulf front window walls have room darkening vertical blinds for those who love to sleep in, but direct access for those who might like to enjoy their morning coffee listening to the waves from the balcony. One of the suites has a 52" TV with handicap accessible bathroom. The other suite has a 55" TV with a large bathroom and garden tub. This floor has a common area with wet bar, microwave, coffeemaker, etc.

4th floor:

The top floor of this home features 4 bedrooms each furnished with a queen size bed and flat screen TVs ranging from 40" to 47''. Each of the rooms has its own full bath. There is a common access to the balcony, and two of the rooms actually have their own dedicated balcony access.

We have furnished our home with primarily Paula Deen furniture for that modern, yet comfortable setting.

The residential elevator accesses each floor from the ground level up, and the stairs spiral from the 2nd floor up to the 4th floor. We also have a two-car garage, and the community pool is only about a block away! We have a private dune walkover for direct access to the semi-private beach that we consider our backyard, and a huge deck! For your convenience, we also have a high chair, stroller, child gate, etc.

We know you will fall in love with this beauty on the beach just as we did!

No Pets And No Smoking

More Details

Sarah Day, Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 8.5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Kids Camp - 1 Bunk has full size bottom w/twin top & trundle
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (3), Chaise Loungers (2), Twin Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) 1 - w/trundle 1 - full size w/twin on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Gulf Front 4-Story Beauty...Weeks in August 2018 Still Available!
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The property is overall well maintained and we loved our stay. We had a slight problem locating the key to the first floor door upon arrival and you cannot access without the key or the elevator access. A text to the onsite person took care of that. French doors on top floor bedrooms are in need of repair however it was not unsafe nor inconvenient. The house itself was perfect for my daughter's wedding reception. It was large enough to house most of our family and bridal party and we were able to secure a second home in the same community for the groom's family and friends which made for a perfect wedding week. We will return.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We graciously appreciate your compliments! I do want to note that we are currently in the process of maintenance and upgrades during this offseason, and have since replaced the balcony doors on both the third and fourth floors. We would love to have you return in the future and appreciate you leaving things in great shape!
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Beautiful venue and home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home as a reception venue for our wedding. We stayed 5 days here to setup and host our bridesmaids and groomsmen. It was magical. Stunning views, wonderful home with every aminety you need. There were some quirks at first but nothing a quick call to management did not fix immediately. This home is stunning and we will be back, even if it is just the two of us. There is not a better place in destin to stay. Love it and will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for the perfect place to use as a reception venue for our daughter's wedding. This house was everything we needed and more! It served as a place for all of our family to stay as well as the PERFECT place to hold the most beautiful reception. We were able to comfortably accommodate all of our guests, caterers, DJ, and dancing! The only thing that could have made this better was if the HOA would have allowed us to have the wedding ceremony on the beach behind the house. That is no fault of the homeowner, property manager or VRBO...just unfortunate the HOA changed the rules.

Sarah is amazing! She is easy to work with, very responsive to phone calls, messages etc. Working with her made this entire process so easy and a lot less stressful than I thought it would be! She has a great local staff of people that helped with any issue or question we had about the house.

If you're looking for a house for a wedding, reception, family reunion or just a large family vacation...this is the place! It is perfection! My only complaint is that after the hustle and bustle of the wedding, reception and getting the kids off on the honeymoon...I wish I would have built in a little more beach time for me! Oh time!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful oceanfront home!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was gorgeous!! More than enough space. The views of the beach from each floor were amazing! The kitchen had absolutely everything you could need. They had toys for the children. We had the best time ever. Will definitely rent again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the "Martinis in the Sand" house very much and we loved the direct access to the beach from the house. It was very nice to have a large kitchen with two stoves/ovens and two large refrigerators on the second floor for cooking/preparing meals for big family as ours. We loved having the big dining table as well. The balcony outside of the kitchen and living room area is lovely furnished with chairs and bar stools/tables where we could sit or dine and looking out to the beautiful view of the ocean.

Our young adult kids loved to hang around the pool table on the 1st floor where they also had access to the big screen TV. The deck outside the 1st floor is spacious and it was so nice to have an outdoor shower and a faucet with water hose on the deck to rinse off sand and salt water before entering the house.

There were couple minor issues during our stay such as problem with wifi access but we followed the check-in instructions to resolve it, and the door from one of the master bedroom suite to the balcony was very hard to open/close.

The property manager, Sarah, was so great from the time we booked the house for our family reunion to the end of our stay. Sarah is courteous and very professional. She always responded to our questions and inquiries quickly and thoroughly. Thank you Sarah.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome - Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

A Perfect place for a family of 19 adults and 5 small children to stay for a week.

The amenities were perfect and gave us all the privacy we needed. The semi-private beach and beach services just could not have been better.

We did find that we needed to contact the property manager and report a few issues but there were taken care of within the hour. Having such a large family space and outdoor decks with such comfortable furniture made our stay so enjoyable. We definitely needed the three refrigerators, two dishwashers and two washers/dryers to accommodate all of us. We were only a few minutes away from all the great restaurants and shops, We give Martinis In The Sand an A+++ and totally recommend it to anyone staying in Destin.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the gated community of The Dunes of Destin across from Big Kahuna Water Park, and only a few hundred yards from The Track Family Recreation Center. There is a Target Store, Mellow Mushroom, and an Alvin's Island located on a few hundred yards from the house!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $625
Tax Rate 11.0%

CALL OR EMAIL FOR BEST PRICING!! Call or email to verify any possible exceptions to posted nightly minimums. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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