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Three Story, Gulf Front Home with 2 Living Spaces, Private Pool. 10% OFF 2017 Stays!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, Sleeps 20

"Kate's Porch" is a 7BR/6.5BA, 5000 sq foot Gulf front gem in Destin. The private home is tucked just off Highway 98, with shopping, fine and casual dining, and golfing options all in close vicinity. The property's warm color pallet, wood floors, comfortable furnishings, elegant amenities, and eclectic artwork set it apart from neighboring homes. With private beach access, three Master Suites, a private in-ground pool, and plenty of private outdoor space, "Kate's Porch" makes for a magnificent waterfront property.

The first floor of the property plays host to the living room, two suites, the bunk room, a ½ bath, and the laundry room. The living room is top-of-the-line with a leather sectional, a large flat screen TV, a BluRay player, a wet bar with a mini fridge, and bar seating for four. The Gulf is in plain view from the lavish living room. The first floor King Suite is complete with a flat screen TV, private balcony access, and a full private bath with a walk-in shower. The Queen Suite maximizes sleeping space by having two Queen beds which sleep four. The Queen Suite shares a full bathroom with the bunk room. This shared bath has dual sinks and a jeted tub/shower combo. The bunk room contains four twin beds and a flat screen TV. Also located on the first floor is a ½ bath and a laundry room with LG appliances. The first floor also provides access to the private in-ground pool area and the private beach access.

Guests are greeted to the second floor by an open kitchen, the formal dining area, and additional entertainment space. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, all stainless steel appliances, and a Viking range. The formal dining area offers seating for 12 at a rustic, stained wood table, with additional seating for four available on bar stools. The additional entertainment space offers a large Samsung flat screen TV, a BluRay player, and seating for five. Spectacular Gulf views can be taken in from the entire open living area. An additional balcony with seating for four lies just off the dining area. The first of the two Masters located on the second floor is furnished with a King bed, a Sharp flat screen TV, and a BluRay player. The Master Bath has a large rain head shower, a separate jeted tub, and a private water closet. The second Master Suite on the second floor also houses a king bed. The suite is complete with a walk-in closet, a flat screen TV, a BluRay player, and a master bath with dual sinks, a private water closet, and a rain head shower. A shared ½ bath rounds out the second floor space.

The entire third floor is dedicated to a third Master Suite, complete with a King bed, a large wall-mounted flat screen TV, a seating area, a private balcony, Gulf views, a walk-in closet, and a private full bathroom.

"Kate's Porch" is tucked away just off the beaten path, between Highway 98 and the Gulf of Mexico. This warm, calming private home invites guests to take in the famous Destin views, while offering plenty of space for socialization, relaxation, and recreation.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. Free activities are available to guests every day of their vacation. With an average of $200/day of free activities, guests will get much more out of their vacation than just travel - they'll also get memories to last a life time.

The VIP Program for rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach includes one free pass per day to the following activities:

November - February

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

March - October

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Big Kahuna's Water Park

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf​

Kate's Porch (Sleeps 20)

First Floor: Sleeps 10

-Living area with leather sectional, flat screen TV, BluRay player, and wet bar with seating for four

- King Suite with flat screen TV and private full bath (Sleeps 2)

-Queen Suite with two Queen beds (Sleeps 4)

-Shared full bath with shower/jeted tub combo and dual sinks

-Bunk Room with four twin beds and flat screen TV

-1/2 bath

-Laundry room with LG appliances

Second Floor: (Sleeps 4)

-Gourmet Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and Viking range

-Formal Dining area with seating for 12

- Entertainment space with flat screen TV, BluRay player, and seating for five

-Balcony with Gulf views and seating for four

-1/2 Bath

-Master Suite with King bed, flat screen TV BluRay player (Sleeps 2)

-Master Bath with rain head shower, jeted tub, and private water closet

-Master Suite with King bed, walk-in closet, flat screen TV, and BluRay player (Sleeps 2)

-Master Bath with dual sinks, private water closet, and rain head shower

Third Floor: (Sleeps 2)

-Master Suite with King bed, flat screen TV, seating area, private balcony, walk-in closet, and private full bath (Sleeps 2)

Outdoor Area

-Private in-ground pool with lounge chairs

-Private Beach access

-Private deck space with outdoor seating

In-Law Suite: (Sleeps 4)

-Queen Bed (Sleeps 2)

-Full bed (Sleeps 2)

-Full bath with stand alone showe

More Details

Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.


Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • 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 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
  • 5.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 twin-over-twin bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen Bed and Full Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • Massage ...
  • Private Chef ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
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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Three Story, Gulf Front Home with 2 Living Spaces, Private Pool. 10% OFF 2017 Stays!
average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews
Edmond, OK

Great house with amazing views and location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week here and loved it! You could not ask for a better location and the house had everything we needed. It was a bit cold this week but the heated pool saved the day! Management was quick to respond if we needed anything :) This house has a ton of stairs, especially if you are staying in the master, but the view from up there is so amazing! We would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you SO much for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time at Kate's Porch! Our goal is to provide with a beautiful home and exceptional service, and it's always great to hear when we have done just that. Thanks again for choosing Five Star and for the fabulous shout out! We look forward to hosting you all again! Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Enough room for Christmas gathering of amily of 17, right on the beach the most amazing heated pool!

  • 3 of 5

We rented the property for location, size, and amenities. Location and size phenomenal, ammenities, not so much, doors to get from house to private beach access and pool and basement broken and were waiting to be replaced which caused us to either go around and out front of home or inconvienence guest in the bedroom that had doors out to beach access, pool, and basement. This was our family Christmas gathering which involves cooking a lot of great food, which requires an oven that baked well, this one did not, burned on top rack would not cook on bottom rack, very tedious cooking. No equipment for the bumper pool table, steam shower and Jacuzzi tub did not work, 2 bar stools broken but useable and furniture marks on wood floor, couch cushions ripped and material coming off, still comfortable and useable, all mattresses wonderful except room in basement, permanent imprint felt like sleep in a hole, no inside connection from basement to house. Wash and dry perfect, gas grill perfect, heated pool amazing and perfect for a cool weather week. Day of check out, housekeeping came too early, they had code and opened garage door with all our items packed in cars and placed in garage for departure after final walk on beach. Felt our privacy and protection was violated. Concierge service helpful, trash was not picked up so they had someone come to get it. Check in was 4, did not get code to get in to house until after 4.30. Overall waking up to beach in a beautiful place to stay was the best part, we would not have enjoyed the beach near as much if we were not right on the beach, felt very safe, pigeon droppings as you park or enter house.they tried to have addressed but 2 to 3 hours of interruption to our vacation time was not what the vendor desired nor did we. Plenty of room for our grands newborn to 16 and our 3 children and their spouses and my mom, we all had our own space and bed. All in all great stay and most things can be overlooked, stove, no bumper pool equipment, jaccuzi tub not working, and beach access directly from home without interrupting my son were the big inconveniences. Some may ask why didn't you call and get corrected and I would say it is the holidays and no one wants to complain then, and we lived with it and made it work but housekeeping coming early and accessing where our cars and belongings were was the last straw, and also for the price and service we felt we should have been informed about shape items were in to prepare us

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location...great. Communication...very poor.

  • 1 of 5

This home was beautifully furnished & located in just the right place, which is why we booked it. Unfortunately, there were a multitude of issues that we learned about far too late to make a change. We attempted to talk through them with management on 5 occasions but got just one return voicemail on the day we said we were flying home.

Reaching management has proven to be a wasted effort and it appears that once the transaction is complete, they see no reason to discuss any shortfalls.

Here are some the issues we experienced:

- We were notified of "sliding door challenges" a few days before our arrival in Destin. The issue with the home's structure is something that has clearly been a challenge for a long time but it certainly wasn't disclosed upon booking. While a door issue doesn't sound like the end of the world, it is the only set of sliding doors that open up to the beach view we booked for. More importantly, these are the doors that lead to the pool deck and beach so all guests are forced to walk through one of the bedrooms, which absolutely interrupts the guests staying in that room.

- Broken child safety doors on pool deck. Not only do they not close but they are broken off the hinges and falling over. We had one young child slip on these steps during our stay. No injury but certainly a scare.

- Pool deck needs improvement. Several pieces of rusty flaking metal furniture on deck and piles of garbage and alcoholic bottles underneath.

- Public beach walkway runs along both sides of house so there is a lack of privacy as locals trek to/from the beach all day and night.

- No sheet sets for pull out beds.

- House arrangement comes with 4 beach chairs and 2 umbrellas set up during stay. In a house that sleeps 20, this felt short so we paid more to have additional chairs set up each day. Certainly the least of our issues but frustrating being nickel & dimed for something you expect to have.

- Not equipped with cleaning materials or beach towels. We wound up running to/from the grocery store each day to keep the home clean (garbage bags, dish soap, etc.) and also had to purchase beach towels.

- Many light bulbs are out (7 that we noticed) and many outlets are not operational throughout house.

Ultimately, we had a great trip but the sheer lack of communication and care from Five Star has been extremely disappointing. We will book elsewhere next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could have been wonderful

  • 2 of 5

Back doors would not open, others wouldnt close ... turned into quite a mess after a rain storm. Rusted pool furniture. Broken window pane very dangerous. There was supposed to be alarms to protect for the pool for children but the doors didn't even close to the back door. The inside of the home is gorgeous. Plenty of bath towels and lovely bathrooms. Unfortunately the property has been overlooked... we are assuming because it is for sale. For instance very rusty grill! But when we called 5 star properties they did come and remove it. We feel the management company did best as they could considering. Wish it would have been better looked after before we booked the property and more accurately represented in photos.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Malinda! Thank you for staying with us at Kate's Porch, and taking the time to share some feedback. We appreciate you finding the silver lining in our management team. Our goal is always to provide five-star accommodations and service. We hope to have you again so we can show you a truly wonderful vacation!
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  • 4 of 5

Was great except the house is not secure...several doors are not locking, some door hardware broken as well...

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Beautiful beach house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here with 4 adults and 3 kids under 6, and we're so glad we did. It was very clean, well stocked, and beautifully yet sturdily furnished to withstand active toddlers. We really enjoyed the fact that the first floor had its own mini-kitchen and huge great room where the kids could have breakfast and play while us older adults were still sleeping on the top floor. The second floor has a very well-equipped kitchen, huge dining table, and comfy seating. The location right on the beach was exquisite, and we enjoyed having a beach chair and umbrella setup for us each day right outside. The pool was also a lot of fun for the kids. Service from Five Star Properties was excellent and very responsive throughout the process. There are a lot of stairs so it would be tough for someone with limited mobility. Otherwise it is a perfect vacation stop. We would definitely plan to book this place again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Airport - VPS
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property
Car: recommended





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