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Gulf Front Home Perfect for Large Groups and Events! Private Pool and Elevated Deck!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Gulf Front Home on 30A with Pool! Perfect for Events!

Hakuna Matata is an eight bedroom, private gulf front home in Seacrest, along the beautiful stretch of 30A. Boasting a custom in-ground saltwater pool, gulf views, private beach access, and a carriage house, this house epitomizes the relaxed, problem-free philosophy after which it is named.

Guests will be greeted to the second floor of the Main House to an open living area with gulf views. The living room has seating for six, a fireplace, and a large flat screen TV. There is also a sunroom that overlooks the Gulf located just off the living area. The sunroom has seating for five and serves as the entrance way to a private balcony through one door, or to the private beach access through another. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, including a wine cooler and an icemaker. The formal dining area has seating for eight and additional seating for four is available on bar stools. The Master Suite on the second floor of the Main House boasts stellar Gulf views, a King bed, a flat-screen TV, a walk-in closet, and French doors leading to a private porch with Gulf views. Also located on the second floor of the Main House is a ½ bath and a laundry room with GE appliances.

The first floor of the Main House hosts three King Suites and the outdoor oasis. The outdoor space includes a private in-ground saltwater pool*, seating for 14, two outdoor showers, a private beach access walkway, and a grill. The pool area is surrounded by greenery that creates a feeling of privacy, even though the beach is only steps away! *Please note that the fire pit depicted in photos by the pool is not available for guest use.* The first King suite on the first floor has a King bed, a flat-screen TV, a walk-in closet, private pool patio access, and a large full bath with a walk-in shower. The second King Suite has a King bed, a flat-screen TV, private pool patio access, and a full bath with a shower/tub combo. The final King Suite on the first floor of the Main House is complete with a flat-screen TV.

The carriage house of “Hakuna Matata” hosts an additional full kitchen, four more Suites, 3.5 baths, and a wet bar. The first floor of the carriage house has two King Suites, a Bunk Room, a laundry room, and two full baths. The Bunk Room sleeps four on four twin beds and also has a flat-screen TV. The second floor of the carriage has a large outdoor balcony offering Gulf views, a full kitchen, a living room, a formal dining area, a King Suite, and a full bath. The open living area has seating for five, a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a BluRay player. The full kitchen is complete with Kenmore appliances and the formal dining area has seating for eight, while additional seating for two is available on barstools. The King Suite is complete with a flat-screen TV and a full bath. Also located on the second floor of the carriage house is a half bath and a wet bar with an icemaker.

Hakuna Matata is a property dedicated to this relaxed, problem-free philosophy. When you are a guest at this home, it is not just a philosophy; it is a way of life. This 8BD/6.5BA home boasts a carriage house, a private saltwater pool, a bar area, and gulf views. This property is perfect for large parties or multi-family vacations!

Outside Area and Pool

-Private in-ground pool, outdoor seating for 14, two outdoor showers, porch swing, grill

-Please note that the fire pit depicted in photos is not available for guest use

-Private beach access

*Pool heat is available for an additional charge.

Bedding Details (Sleeps 18)

Main House First Floor:

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bath

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed

Main House Second Floor:

- Master Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bath, Shared Balcony

Guest House First Floor:

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bath

- Bunk Room: Two Twin-over-Twin Bunk Beds

Guest House Second Floor:

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bath

Home Luxuries

- Gulf Front

- Private Pool

- Free Wifi and Cable

- Private Beach Access

- 4 Bikes Provided

- Event-Friendly (Weddings/Reunions/Corporate Retreats)

Five Star Rewards

Enjoy a daily complimentary pass to the following activities and attractions throughout your stay:

- Golf

- Dolphin Cruise

- Baytowne Adventure Zone

- Paddle Boarding

- Unlimited DVD Rentals

More Details

Property Manager
Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals

At Five Star and Bliss Beach Rentals, we strive to be different – and we are. Unlike other big-box management companies, our personalized approach and dedication to service allows us to put greater emphasis on creating a unique and memorable experience for every guest that walks through our doors.

Our goal is to pair exceptional properties with unparalleled service. That is why we hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A to represent. If you have a property that you are considering renting, we'd be more than happy to provide a proposal and projection.

Experience Service

We believe a vacation rental should be more than a place to rest your head; it should be a place to escape and experience luxury. But offering five-star accommodations is just the start to enhancing our guest's experiences. We treat our guests like family, offering personalized greets, dedicated concierge services, free passes to daily activities and attractions, in-house cleaners, and a professional maintenance team available 24/7.


Seacrest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , Two Twin-over-Twin Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
  • Spacious with a dresser, chair and flat screen TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Don't Worry Be Happy

  • 5 of 5

Our stay @ Hakuna Matata (06/17-24/2017) has been wonderful, in spite of TS Cindy who tried to spoil our vacay. This beautiful home away from home has totally won us over. The comfortable carriage house and fabulous main house is perfect for my group of 18 "mostly" adults! I spent mornings in the sunroom with other early risers enjoying the stunning view of the gulf and a good cup of coffee. Hakuna Matata comes equipped with everything from beach toys to Keurig Coffee Makers, ice machines, wifi and much more. We are a family who loves to cook so the grills outside and TWO great kitchens fit us perfectly. The beach view is great and we spent plenty of time on our "private beach" when TS Cindy took a breather! The pool and two raised decks, wonderful shaded area around the pool offered great places for us to gather, relax, cool down and picnic. All in all the house is perfect. I do have to mention the stairs up from ground level and then out to the beach might be a bit much for elders or peeps who need assistance. Plenty of parking, great garage and courtyard between main and carriage house are extras we appreciated. Our management company was the best to work with from reservation, maintenance and concierge. Thank you for a great vacation. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda, Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Hakuna Matata and that Tropical Storm Cindy didn't rain on your parade. We'd also like to thank you for sharing your experience with us throughout the week. Some people make rainbows out of rain, and it was a pleasure getting to know you all. We can't wait to have you back. Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Wonderful, private location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is located on the beach next to a private green space and a well landscape area on the other side, very private in the mist of a busy area, we live in a rural area and this was perfect.

It was a very short safe bike ride to downtown for the teens, seems to be where the kids hang out a few hours a day.

This home accommodates large groups, with two homes, each with 4 bed rooms, 4 king in main home with 2 master suites, and a shared bath between the other kings. Kitchen is well equipped but bring sharp knives if you plan on making meals.

The second home has a small view of ocean, because it sits behind the main house but has two king master suites and a two bed bunk room for kids , our kids loved it. The king and bunk share a bath. There is a laundry in each home. Never used this homes kitchen, was small, but looked adequate for preparing breakfast and lunch.

We have rented several homes for vacation, my only disappointment was there were no coffee filters, I know it's a small thing but your first morning and no coffee, you have to go out and buy them instead of enjoying your view, for a few pennies they could supply coffee pot filters. In all the homes I've rented there were always filters and grounds for the first pot of coffee.

We rented a cabana and chairs, they set up daily on beach for us, it's about 75 stairs to beach, and I don't think the home had beach chairs. Long haul for adults.

The home has a private pool, looks small but is adequate and nice pool lounge chairs, and is sheltered from the wind.

Five Star is first class, we had a non working hand mixer sent an email and was replaced in hours on a Sunday, also had a TV that did not work after a big storm and they replaced it the same day with a new one, that's service.

We would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, Louisiana 70118


  • 5 of 5

Great location for large family gatherings. Beautiful view and many amenities. Kitchen is made for entertaining. Perfect choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have had you stay with us at Hakuna Matata and hope we can welcome you back again soon!
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Colorado Springs

Perfect beach vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at this property in May and it was the perfect spot. There were lots of gathering places and also places to get away from it all. The kitchen is very well equiped and there was room for people to cook together which was fun. The private beach was beautiful and gently sloping with clear blue water and soft white sand. There are also lots of shops and restaurants nearby. I would definitely recommend this house for a group to rent for a fabulous vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Hakluna Matata. We appreciate your business and hope we can help plan another relaxing stay for you soon!
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Lake City, Florida

Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

5 Star Beach vacations is an excellent rental and management company. Superb communication and responsiveness. This home worked great for our large family gathering and the location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home for Entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

Hakuna Matata- This house was the reason for our unbelievable vacation and memories! Our whole

party of 16 loved every second of our stay here. The Gulf views from the sunroom windows were

absolutely breathtaking and the extremely secluded private backyard was PERFECT for entertaining!

From the private beach access to the saltwater pool this was an outstanding vacation that had a little bit

for everyone. It offered many exciting amenities, as well as, an extremely relaxed feel that you just can’t

get anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property
Car: recommended

Yolo (paddle) Boarding


Rates & Availability

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