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Paradise Across From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 BR 2 BA with accomodations for six on the lake across from the Gulf

Completely redecorated and outfitted with all new furniture and most appliances as well as all kitchen items. Stay a week or a month and learn to really relax. Built in wardrobes in bedrooms. Flat screen TV's in Master and Family room. Cable provided with wifi as well. Each unit has a large deck with private gas bbq and outdoor tables and chairs for relaxing.

Huge hot water heater for that long shower and new A/C and heating units. Pool and plenty of parking. Come and enjoy the pool or beach. We recently painted inside and out and it really transformed the place. You will just have to see for yourself.

Rene Pfeif
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Rene Pfeif

We are Real Estate brokers in California and found Destin to be the most peacefull relaxing place we have ever visited. We love the white sands, the lake out the window, and the proximity to resturants and beaches plus the great pool. We have taken pride in furnishing and decorating and hope tgat you live it here as much as we do.

Rene Pfeif purchased this villa in 2013

Why Rene Pfeif chose Destin

Once you walk into our bright airy condo you will feel right at home. Everything you need to feel like home away from home. Plenty of parking. A community pool and conveniently located across the street from the famous Crab Trap restaurant for those nights you don't feel like cooking in your fully equiped kitchen. Or,the large decks are perfect for bbq'ing at home and watching the sunset over the lake each evening with a nice glass of wine

What makes this villa unique

View of the lake, pool just down the walk, across the street from the Gulf and white sand beach with access under the road. A short walk to The Crab Trap for cocktails and great food. Convenient to everything on Scenic 98. Perfect location!!


Destin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath with tub and shower, second bathe with tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Large Master with King bed and built in wardrobe and reasonable sized closet. Second bedroom with Queen bed and built in wardrobe and closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Come and relax at the Villas at Destiny. Your enjoyment is my desire. Our goal is for your visit to be so good you will return year after year.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Paradise Across From The Beach
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

I was a part of a family of four who stayed here for 5 days. We were able to enter the unit at 4PM just as the cleaning crew was leaving. All-in-all, I would give this property favorable reviews, with a few areas of opportunity depending on what you were looking for.


> Location. No more than a 5 minute walk to the beach via sidewalk and pedestrian tunnel. If you do decide to drive to Hwy 98 where more dining and attractions are, you can utilize Google Maps to avoid a great deal of beach and tourist traffic. The Crab Trap (restaurant) is an easy walk, Capt. Dave's is a bit longer. If you have bikes, you can get to the Surf Hut and other dining options easily.

> Layout. Living area and deck are very roomy. 23B is a downstairs unit so no steps, however there is a unit above you, so expect to hear footsteps (at the minimum).

> Deck. Two ceiling fans really move the air; no worries about being hot in the morning/evening and if you have a spray bottle, staying cool in the middle of the day isn't an issue.

> A/C and appliances: All as advertised. The A/C worked great which can be an issue at Florida properties. Ceiling fans also help move the air. Plenty of hot water.

Things to know:

> The unit has cable, but it is BASIC cable. No sports, no History/Discovery/Disney channels. Essentially broadcast channels and TBS. Not a big issue for us, but plan on watching the big game elsewhere and be prepared to keep kids entertained in other ways.

> Wireless internet works, but only pushes 5MB down and 1MB up, so streaming video could be a challenge. If you have a lot of users on the router at once, speed really slows down.

> All-in-all, the unit was clean, however there was sand in the hide-a-bed and the sheets in the smaller bedroom were clean but stained. We did see two small roaches during our stay. It is Florida and bugs can be an issue, but this was the first time I've experienced this.

> We never received a parting permit unlike other vacationers. We didn't get towed, but don't park in front of Unit 24. The owners of unit 24 had a conversation with the folks in 23A about parking in front of their unit.

> As I mentioned before, there is a unit directly above you. You will hear footsteps. If this is going to be an issue, look at unit 23A (the upstairs one).

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great loc, needs upgrades

  • 3 of 5

We love the Destiny complex. It's our 5th trip, but first time at this unit. Great spot with great sunsets on lake. Unit was clean and looks nice and deck is awesome, but lacks some details. #1 The unit has basic cable (4-5 channels) so you cannot watch ESPN, news, discovery, hgtv, tnt etc - Really aggravating. #2 the furniture in family room is very uncomfortable: 2 wicker chairs and a couch that's just impossible to be comfortable on. My favorite thing in vaca is watch a game and nap on a good chair or sectional, not gonna happen in this unit. The couch also is a sleeper that is totally broken so we had to go buy a blow up mattress at wal mart. #3 the wifi is shared with unit downstairs. 10 people on a wifi router was not good (especially when no tv channels avail and everyone on Netflix). #4 needs more kitchen ware, cups etc. #5 we got 4 towels for the week?! So bring towels. #6 almost every door jams or does not shut totally. Last the stove makes loud noise non stop when it gets to 350. Needs replaced.

Overall the place could be awsome but needs some updates for price you pay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The owner showed up the day before check out. I have a 16 year old daughter with down syndrome and other health issues. He did not knock, he used code and just opened door and started yelling upstairs, because he gotten wind from house cleaners down stairs that there was a dog. My daughter has a service small dog, a yorkie, he alerts me when something is wrong with her. I myself was not there at that time, my sister in law and brother in law was there, we were suppose to b meeting for dinner, they were cleaning up to do so. The owner was rude to my sister in law. The owner (downstairs), when I called him out on this, he did apologize . He wasn't nice in the begining. He should b told, You can not just open up someone's door and enter, if its RENTED!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mpls., MN, USA

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

It is in a good location being just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and across from the Crab Trap, a great seafood restaurant. Another good restaurant just down the road is the Surf Hut. The villa is clean, large and comfortable. Hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I really enjoy our home in Destin and we are happy you enjoy it as well.
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Nashville, TN


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at multiple destiny beach villas the years and this is by far the best. The owners were great. The unit has been recently updated with new furniture flatscreen TVs free Wi-Fi. we can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. You are welcome back anytime. Besr Regards Bill and Rene
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Clean, well-maintained villa

  • 5 of 5

As snowbirds, we rented this villa for 3 months. We preferred the location of this particular villa b/c it is not so close to the noise & busyness of the pool area & heavier resident parking. The villa is furnished nicely w/quality furniture & is very comfortable. It is also easy to work w/the owners who manage it. They are very accommodating. The owners are actively making upgrades/updates. We plan to return to the same villa next winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are happy you enjoy our home as much as we do.
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The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"The village at Baytown Wharf is fun for the whole family. Plenty of restaurants, childrens ..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft Walton Beach Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Crab Trap
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Florida Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Across Street
Car: recommended

Whitest sand beaches you will ever see. 20 Golf courses within 30 minutes, water sports, Deep sea fishing in the Gulf, Bass fishing, Parasialing, party barges, and numerous other beach and ocean adventures. One of the most peacefull places in the U.S.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

We have a villa with two units 23A and 23B. Each unit has two bedrooms and two baths along with a fully outfitted kitchen. You will find a lake to the north side and the Gulf of Mexico with white sand beach directly across the street. Our property includes a tunnel that allows for beach access under the street from the parking lot. The villa has been completely furnished and ready for fun.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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