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'Footprints By The Sea' 5,200+ sq/ft Luxury Gulf Front 5BR/5 1/2 Bath

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

$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.

More Details

Tom Alison
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Tom Alison

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.

Tom Alison purchased this house in 2003

Why Tom Alison chose Holiday Isle

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Holiday Isle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds - 2 King Size Beds and 3 King Size Beds that can each be separated into two California twins
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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


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'Footprints By The Sea' 5,200+ sq/ft Luxury Gulf Front 5BR/5 1/2 Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Tom & Dianne,

Thanks to you both for allowing us to enjoy this wonderful beach house. Love the name and it is so beautiful, yet comfortable. Beautiful views and what a sunset each night! Hospitality that you have shown has been greatly appreciated. Thank you for leaving the baby pack and play out and ready for our use; along with beach towels, toys and beach gear. You made our trip so much easier. The beautiful gift basket was a pleasant surprise, very good, as well as, thoughtful. We have made some awesome memories. Thank you so much!

The Fletchers

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house for our family. The owner went out of his way to make our stay everything we hoped for in a beach house. With three young grand children, the house provided easy access to the beach, elevator for hauling grocery, kids and suitcases accessible, and the spectacular views. We enjoyed watching the boats and fireworks from the comfortable outdoor setting. Very close to restaurants, golf courses and fun outings. Thanks to the Alisons for making this a very memorable vacation for my family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmond, OK

Perfect for our family of 10.

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our week, July 13 – July 20, 2014, so much. “Footprints By The Sea” is beautiful, amazing, fantastic, perfect to quote some of the comments this week. The memories of Parasailing, Jet Skiing and Deep Sea Fishing will last our family a lifetime, not to mention just relaxing on the beach and on the decks. Take note of the photos, they depict exactly what the house looks like, which is gorgeous.

The house is so comfortable and perfectly suited to our family including four teenage grandchildren. The owners have been a pleasure to deal with and I would like to think we might meet sometime.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We could not have asked for a more perfect place to spend our family vacation. Your home is warm and inviting and your hospitality was felt in every detail. We truly felt like welcomed guests. It exceeded our expectations!! The location is perfect!! The kids enjoyed fishing off the jetty and watching the boats come and go in the mornings and afternoons. We enjoyed every moment of our stay at "Footprints by the Sea".

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for all the Southern Hospitality! The gift basket was a delightful surprise. The house is absolutely wonderful and a week isn't enough time to use all the amenities. We have been coming to Destin for almost 30 years for a family vacation and this is by far the nicest house we have stayed in. We've had alot fancier and bigger but that doesn't mean that they were nicer. We enjoyed being close to everything and yet it was so quiet here. The fireworks were a nice surprise. Everyone absolutely loved the sunroom, it was so cozy. Thanks again for everything you did to make sure we had a fabulous stay!

The Lady Em was a great boat recommended by the homeowner, we caught our limit in 90 minutes!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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