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'Footprints by the Sea' 5,200+ Sq/Ft Luxury Gulf Front 5BR/5 1/2 Bath

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

$4,000,000+ home voted 'Most Attractive House and Setting' on the Emerald Coast. Destin Pointe has 3,000 feet of quiet beach for owners and their guests, 2 swimming pools, 2 lakes with walkover and gazebo, lighted tennis courts and much more.
We built our 5,200+ sq. ft. home at Destin Pointe after 2 years of interviewing architects and builders to create something very special and inviting. It has 3 Master Suites + 2 additional BRs & 5 1/2 Baths with two Florida sun rooms . The bedrooms are over-sized with king sized beds. 3 of the king beds can be separated into California twins. Our house has high end
furnishings and appliances and is directly on the beach. Destin Pointe is a walking neighborhood with 24/7 security.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No one under 25 years of age. Open for discussion...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Open for discussion...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Tv's with DVD/VCR in every bedroom, office and Living Room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    'Footprints By The Sea' directly on the beach overlooking the 'East Pass' & Gulf as the sailboats pass by. Voted 'Most Attractive House & Setting' on the Emerald Coast' by past DPOA presidents....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryers on both the second and third floor...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    2 car garage with driveway parking for 4 additional cars...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    2 car garage with storage area for beach stuff...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    4 car parking in driveway and 1 car on the street...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washers on both the second and third floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI available...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Oldest f/p bricks circa 1850 from Savanah GA...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch super quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    High end appliances including Thermador Double Oven and warming drawer, Bosch Dishwasher and GE oversize refigerator....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Thermador Double Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    GE side by side oversize refigerator in kitchen. Sub Zero beverage refigerator and separate Scotsman ice maker in bar area....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    4 outside decks with rockers...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Stairs to gazebo to main entrance...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Jetted Tub


from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Tax Rate 11%


The full balance of $14,141 (includes tax) is due 30 days before arrival and your reservation deposit of $2,500 will become your damage deposit, which will be refunded within 30 days if there is no damage.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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'Footprints By The Sea' is the vacation home that starts those wonderful memories at the beach watching the dolphins playing in the Gulf in front of your home while you are sitting on the balcony on your rocker enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or in the late afternoon as the Sun is setting and you are enjoying your favorite



Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I found Destin, FL when I was stationed at the Pensacola Naval Air Station as a Lt. in the Naval Air Force. Our 3 children now have families with children and we all enjoy this beautiful setting together. In fact our daughter had triplets a year ago and they are coming to the beach for the first time July 4th. We decided to share our home so others could experience living directly on the emerald green waters where the Gulf of Mexico converges with the Destin East Pass. We hope you will fall in love with "Footprints by the Sea" as we have over the years.

Why the Owner Chose Destin, FL, USA:
My wife and I have been coming to Destin for the 44 years that we have been married and started looking for a lot on the Gulf to build our dream home. The Destin Pointe community is below the radar and private. We found DP when our life long friends decided to build there. When we went to their new home that was it. There is no other place on the Emerald Coast that is as spectacular as this location. You will find our home at the farthest point to the west on the aerial photo attached next to the East Pass. The adjacent open area is a protected bird sanctuary and will never be built on.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We see fishing boats in the early morning making their way into the Gulf with dolphins playing nearby as we have our first cup of coffee on our Gulfside balcony. In the evening we watch the Sun setting in the West as the sail boats make their way back to Destin Harbor while we enjoy our favorite beverage. During the day you can walk to the nearby recently built pool/pavilion for a change of pace. "Footprints By The Sea" is a home that begins those wonderful memories at the beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Beach and the Gulf/East pass Jettys off our rear balcony

    Beach and the Gulf/East pass Jettys off our rear balcony

  • Aerial view of 'Footprints by the Sea'- 2nd house from left next to vacant lot

    Aerial view of 'Footprints by the Sea'- 2nd house from left next to vacant lot

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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