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

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals

There is a reason we call ourselves Five Star Properties – our guests experience five-star rated service in five-star rated homes. Five Star Properties offers the most elite homes in Destin and 30A and pairs them with exceptional service for a luxury vacation experience.

Luxury Homes

We hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A for our inventory. With about 100 properties to choose from, we match you to your perfect vacation home. A home from Five Star is more than a place to rest your head on vacation; it's a place to experience luxury.

Five Star Service

We take care of our guests like family with industry-leading services such as personalized greetings, in-house concierge services, free activity passes, on-staff housekeepers, and a professional maintenance team on call 24/7.

Area Expertise

Five Star Properties knows Destin and 30A top to bottom. Our area knowledge allows you to experience the area like a local. We'll give you the scoop on the locals' favorite things to do and places to go, and we even provide you with free passes to the area's top attractions. We are sure to make you feel right at home.

A Five Star Experience

At Five Star Properties, we want to make your next vacation experience a Five Star experience. We've made it super easy to book online, and also keep our phone lines open 24/7 if you'd like to speak with us directly, 800-208-2324. Let us show you what it's like to experience service and luxury with Five Star Properties!

Amenities

Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    Double Queen Bedroom - 2 queen , 2 Queen Beds
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , 2 twin-over-twin bunks
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    In-law Suite - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen Bed and Full Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • Massage ...
  • Private Chef ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Three Story, Gulf Front Home with 2 Living Spaces, Private Pool. 10% OFF 2017 Stays!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews
Edmond, OK
5

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: Mar 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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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: Aug 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: Jun 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

Great...perfect

  • 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
5

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vestavia, AL
5

Amazing home to have a wedding!!!

  • 5 of 5

Kate's Porch is absolutely beautiful! The home has such a homey feel to it that no words could do it justice. We had our wedding at this house and it made everything easy and so perfect! The view from our top bedroom was beautiful, like no other!!! There was so much space, and the bottom floor made it perfect for the bride and bridesmaid to get ready without being in the way of family/friends getting the wedding set up. I would recommend this home to ANYONE! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Airport - VPS
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property
Car: recommended

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Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees