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Best Kept Sea-Cret : New Owners, Recently Renovated!

Bedrooms 9
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

9 bedroom 8 bathroom, Private Pool, Steps to the Beach


All bookings made directly through or are NOT CONFIRMED until reviewed by a member of Beach Reunion staff. You will receive an email within 24 hours confirming your reservation, or alerting you if additional information is needed.

*This home has new owners and has been recently renovated during Fall, 2017! This includes new paint schemes, decor, furniture and electronics! This home truly is a step above! (Photos reflect updates)**

Welcome to Best Kept Sea-Cret (Formally known as Aurora)!

This home rests in the exclusive coastal community of Frangista Beach. This 6000 sq. ft. home can sleep up to 28 people with 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms making it the perfect summer getaway! In front of the home is the private 12x20 ft., 5ft deep pool, enclosed courtyard with brick pavers, and a 4 ft. stucco wall. Best Kept Sea-Cret is  perfect for celebrating family reunions or get togethers with friends. There is a poolside grill cookouts. 


Upon entering into the home, guests are greeted with a spacious game room featuring a pool table and flat-screen TV easily accessible from the pool deck. The first floor also features 2 bunk rooms. These bunk rooms have their own private baths and personal TV’s. Finishing this floor, there is a queen suite on the first floor which has its own TV and private bathroom. Also on this floor is a kitchenette with a full size fridge and microwave, game room and laundry area.


Follow the staircase to the second floor and be welcomed into a wide and spacious living area that flows seamlessly into the dining and kitchen areas, giving an optimal open area for conversing and visiting. The living room receives a lot of light flowing in from the balcony doors and has plenty of comfortable seating. Near the living room is the fully furnished kitchen. This kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Beside the kitchen is the chandelier lit dining table along with an adjacent breakfast bar so that seating will never be an issue. This second floor features a large balcony overlooking the pool with 1 king and 1 queen bedroom, each with their own stylistic decorations and personal TV’s. 


Continue up to the third floor will be the remaining 3 bedrooms. The master king suite is spacious with an attached private bath featuring a separate Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Also on this level is a king suite and queen suite. Each room features its own personal and unique decorations with their own private baths and TV’s. This floor also includes a large balcony with an amazing view of the area. Tucked into the wall is a spiraling stair case leading up to the homes tower.


Completing the home will be the fourth floor tower. The tower features two twin beds that receive plenty of light streaming in from the rooms many windows. This area is perfect for the kids!


The neighborhood of Frangista Beach consists of mostly large homes where families come to vacation. It spans the equivalent of approximately 4 blocks. The neighborhood has a 00 yard private beach which you must have a code to access. This home is within walking distance of a coffee shop, deli, Dairy Queen, a beach gear shop and local favorite beach front seafood restaurants, Pompano Joe's and Whales Tale. Frangista Beach is also home to Emerald Coast Wine Cellars where you can sample and purchase wines made exclusively in Florida. A large Winn-Dixie grocery store is 1.5 miles to the east and beside it you will find the largest designer outlet mall in the Southeast, Silver Sands Premium Outlet. 

*This home requires Sunday to Sunday rentals during our Summer Season.

*Weddings/Events – If held on property or private beach an additional $500.00 HOA fee is required for permit. Please note tents and canopies are not allowed on private beach due to HOA regulations.

*Frangista Beach Homes: ONLY Homes located within the Frangista Beach HOA are not subject to the separate Walton County Permit. Only Beach Reunion's $500 event fee. 

**All other homes within Walton County must obtain the separate permit through Walton County in addition to the Beach Reunion event fee.

Pool Heat - From October 1st - May 1st, the private pool/spa can be heated for an additional $50/day or $300/week. Pool heat must be purchased for the entire stay. This home has what is known as an overflow Spa. That means that the pool and spa share the same heating elements. To have the spa heated, the pool would have to be heated as well which is only offered for the above dates.

Seasonal Beach Chair Service - Our complimentary seasonal beach service is offered for our Summer 2018 months. This includes 4 chairs and 2 umbrellas set up daily on the beach from 9am-5pm. Our Summer Season begins on May 12, 2018 and ends August 10, 2018.

 House Layout

First Floor (Sleeps 15)

Game Room

Bunk room featuring a full over full  (sleeps 4)

Small Room with Twin Bed (sleeps 1)

2 full baths (shared)

Queen Suite with private bath (sleeps 2)

Bunk room featuring 2 sets of full over full bunks(sleeps 8)

Laundry Room 

Kitchenette with a full size fridge and microwave

Second Floor (Sleeps 4)

Living Room

Dining Room


Queen bedroom (sleeps 2)

Full Bath

King Suite with private bath (sleeps 2)

Third Floor (Sleeps 6)

Master King Suite with private bath, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower (sleeps 2)

King Suite with private bath (sleeps 2)

Queen Suite with private bath (sleeps 2)

Laundry room

Fourth Floor (Sleeps 2)

2 Twin Beds (sleeps 2)

Concierge Services

Our concierge can arrange golf, dining, water sports, fishing trips and other services prior to your visit or during your stay.

CHECK IN 3:00 PM (CT)    |    CHECK OUT 9:00 AM (CT)

More Details

Property Manager
Beach Reunion, LLC
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Beach Reunion, LLC

Beach Reunion was formed in 2003 by Jim and Alex Cochran who had been real estate investors in Destin since 1988. They had recently moved to Sandestin after living in Atlanta for 17 years where they ran House Smart, Inc., a home inspection business which they sold to a Fortune 500 company in 2004. They started Beach Reunion with two rental houses they built and owned on 30-A. Today Beach Reunion manages 25 homes in the Destin and South Walton areas of Florida.

Beach Reunion, LLC purchased this house in 2007

Why Beach Reunion, LLC chose Frangista Beach

This property is centrally located between Silver Sands Outlet Mall and the Destin Commons shopping center. Aurora is approximately 200 yards to the beach and a local winery and coffee shop!

What makes this house unique

Well Kept Sea-Cret has its own private pool, game room with pool table, spacious living room, and plenty of seats for large families or parties!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I loved staying at the beach house. It had plenty of space for my family and I to enjoy and be comfortable. We had difficulty with the air in the downstairs bedrooms but the staff at beach reunion came to work on it whenever we called. I would stay at this home again if my family 24 ever decided to visit destin again.
May 2012
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Frangista Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Max. adults: 28
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • All bookings made directly through vrbo/homeaway are NOT CONFIRMED until reviewed by a member of Beach Reunion. You will be notified within 24 hours.
  • Spring Break College Students must meet all requirements and contact a member of Beach Reunion prior to making a reservation. See our rental contract.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 14 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Queen Suite Private Bathroom - toilet , shower
    1st Floor Shared Bathroom - toilet , shower
    1st Floor Shared Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Queen Suite Private Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
    3rd Floor Master King Suite Private Bathroom, Jacuzzi Tub - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk-in shower, his and her sinks
    3rd Floor King Suite Private Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Balcony access
    3rd Floor King Suite Private Bathroom - toilet , shower , Granite counter tops
  • 8 full bathrooms
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • 1st Floor Queen Suite With Private Bathroom - 1 queen , private bath w/ walk-in shower and flat screen TV
    2nd floor Queen Suite with Private Bathroom - 1 queen
    2nd floor Queen Bedroom with Semi-Private Bathroom - 1 queen , Bathroom connected to hall
    3rd Floor Master King Suite with Private Bathroom - 1 king , Master bedroom with large bathroom and Jacuzzi
    3rd Floor King Suite with Private Bathroom - 1 king , private bath with walk-in shower and flat screen TV.
    3rd Floor King Suite with Private Bathroom - 1 king , Flat screen TV and private bath.
    Observation Tower with 2 Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , on the 4th floor there is two twin beds in the tower.
    1st Floor Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed
    1st Floor Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single
  • 9 bedrooms, 8 baths Game room and small kitchen first floor with pool table All bedrooms have flat screen tvs and cable upgrade channels Kitchen has two dishwashers and stainless steel appliances Outdoor deck has cooking station Easy access to beach with coded gate. Private pool, poolside sundeck, Custom outdoor grilling area Pool size 12 x 24 4,500 square feet, 800 square feet of decks Fully furnished with comfortable seating and colorful artwork High speed internet, WI-FI Large fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, coffee pots, blender and toaster oven High end mattresses and bedding Towels and linens provided Two washer and dryers
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All guests check in at the property anytime after 3:00 p.m. Within the first 24 hours of check in, please let us know if there is anything that needs to be addressed. We want your vacation time to be relaxing and enjoyed. If you need anything during your stay, our office is open 7 days a week. We can be reached by phone or by email.


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  • 5 of 5

The “Moore the Merrier” annual family reunions have voted the Beach Reunion homes our number one choice for vacationing! Our concierge was available to us every day (Carrie) in both the Venetian Palace and the Aurora. Carrie is always so accommodating and high spirited and you can tell she is passionate about what she does! It’s always a pleasure working with her! This year (June 2017), we celebrated a 70th birthday, "white attire" celebration at the house AND a wedding on the beach. This year we required two houses to accommodate our extended family and friends. The Venetian Palace and the Aurora were right across the street from each other! I found both homes beautifully decorated but I will focus my comments on the Aurora. This 8 bedroom home, sleeps at least 23-25 people, the private swimming pool and Jacuzzi were perfect in the front of the home, providing an awesome alternative to the beach. When it was time to go to the beach, it was a 5 min walk within two blocks from the private beach entrance. The layout of the home accommodated all ages for indoor activities. The ground floor provided access to restroom, a refrigerator and even provided access to a large pool table! The large kitchen on the main floor was able to accommodate seating for a brunch for both houses! The large table, kitchen bar, balcony seating or the living room area was perfect for our meal times. Although you don’t was much television on vacation, every room provide a flat screen TV and most rooms had a private bath. I was the party planner for the “white party” and prior to our arrival Carrie provided a list of recommendations for local vendors, caterers, suppliers planning, logistics, and, she allowed us ship our supplies prior to our arrival! Carrie even provided the proper mailing instructions to ensure she was able to delivery our boxes to either houses. Carrie played a huge role in the success of our special events! Thank you again, Carrie! We will definitely return to Beach Reunion homes and our new guests this year are already planning to join us next year! I highly recommend you call Carrie, at the Beach Reunion homes for THE BEST VACATION EXPERIENCE, EVER!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Melanie! We are do glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Aurora home! We always enjoy hosting you and your family. We are happy to hear how pleased you are with Carrie, our concierge! She is certainly an essential part of our team here at Beach Reunion. We look forward to your next stay! Sincerely, Beach Reunion Management
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend at Aurora. This is the perfect home for a large family. We had 16 adults and 4 kids. The home is spacious enough for privacy but provides enough common space for family time. The teenagers really enjoyed having the 4th floor tower area with bunk beds and their own balcony.The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and enough utensils for cooking large meals. The private beach is a simple short walk and we really enjoyed having our beach chairs and umbrellas set up for us everyday. We rented a golf cart and that was the best decision ever! The community allows for utilizing the golf cart to make the short trip to the grocery store and other shops in the area. The locals are very friendly. We would definitely consider returning to Aurora for our annual family vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a beach wedding in Destin and wanted to find a home that was large enough for most of our family and friends to stay. This house was perfect! We were able to segregate certain people that may not want to be on the same floor, as well as keep groups together that wanted to be. We had 24 guests and still had room leftover! This house is perfect for multiple families - a pool, pool table, plenty of bunk beds, 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and more! It is a short 2 block walk to the private beach access, which had way fewer people than the public beach areas we drove by. We could also walk to Pompano Joe's, Alvins (for souvenirs or beer :)) and to a local coffee shop. Beach Reunion was fantastic to work with! Carrie, the concierge, was sooo helpful in answering questions via email and getting our HOA permit set up for the wedding and reception at the house! It took a lot off my plate while trying to plan other pieces of the wedding. Thank you, Carrie - you're an angel!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You!! for such a great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the house and the area. Hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was great, perfiect for the 17 people we had staying. All my guest raved about how great the beds were. Best sleep I've ahd away from home. We had slow drain in one of the showers and they came within 10 minutes and fixed it and had no more issues with it. I called and spoke to the ladies in the office serveral times and everyone was very accomidating, porfessional and nice. I will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time and writing a review! We are glad you had a comfy stay. Hope to see you again!
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Labor Day weekend 2015

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Aurora, 18 adults. We especially appreciated that there was plenty of space and a short, easy walk to a private beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 4 of 5

This house is great for all ages. The house has nice furniture and newly updated paint. The pool area was great for our kids. The beach is a simple walk down the street. We had a great trip and will stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
JBs Pizza To Poboys
Pizza Restaurant
Frozen Dune Cold Fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
The Whale's Tail Beach Bar & Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Fat Clemenzas
Pizza Restaurant
Mama Clemenzas European Breakfast
Breakfast Restaurant
Pompano Joe's
Seafood Restaurant
American Restaurant
Cabana Cafe
American Restaurant
Mezcal Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Royal Palm Grille
Sushi Restaurant
Dynasty Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Acme Oyster House
Pedro's Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Real Thai Fusion Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
The Golf Garden of Destin
Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
The Melting Pot
Fondue Restaurant
Shan Kishi
Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza
Chicken Wings Restaurant
Fajitas Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Cinco De Mayo Cocina Mexicana
Mexican Restaurant
Aegean Greek Restaurant
Greek Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Surf Hut
Seafood Restaurant
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Thai 9 Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
McAlister's Deli
Sandwich Shop
Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
Northern Italian Restaurant
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Lin's Asian Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Pino Gelato Cafe
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Tuscany Italian Bistro
James Lee Park
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Jordano's Pizza & More
Pizza Restaurant
Lillie's Q
Barbecue Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
24.51 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.42 Miles
Pompano Joe's
Nearest Golf
0.76 Miles
Seascape Golf & Beach Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.32 Miles
Bad Ass Cofee
Nearest Beach
0.16 Miles
Frangista Beach Access
Car: recommended

-Destin Commons shopping and movie theaters 3 miles

-Whales Tale and Pompano Joe's Restaurant within 1/2 mile

-Sandestin golf, tennis, shopping, Baytowne Wharf and Spa services 3 miles

-Silver Sands Factory Stores within 2 miles

-Destin Harbor within 7 miles. Offering fishing charters, sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. Breathtaking views of the open ocean and the harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Admin Fee $95
Damage Insurance $99
Cleaning Fee $550 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager'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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