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Gulf Views and 20% OFF June Stays! Book this beach home before it's full!

Bedrooms 11
Space 12,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 11 Baths, Sleeps 22

Villa Blanco is the largest home on Holiday Isle. With a private dock, an in-home theater, a private in-ground pool, and all the bells and whistles, "Villa Blanco" will exceed the expectations of every renter.

The first floor of "Villa Blanco" encompasses the majority of the home's entertainment spaces. A 14-seat movie theater with Bose surround sound and stadium seating in reclining leather chairs is the perfect space to relax. A full bathroom with a large walk-in shower services the theater. Proceeding through a screened-in breezeway, guests will find the home's game room to one side and the expansive private pool and dock to the other. The game room includes a billiards table, a chess table, a sectional sofa, a flat screen TV, and a wet bar. The pool deck is complete with an outdoor bar, lounge chairs, palm trees, a 16' X 35' pool, and a spa tub. Rounding off the first floor are three bunk rooms, a king bedroom, and a laundry room.

The second floor of the home houses the majority of the formal living space, an abundance of gulf view terraces, a queen suite, and the impressive Master's Quarters. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a Thermador Professional gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, an icemaker, two dishwashers, two warming drawers, and a trash compactor. Two pantries service the large kitchen. The traditional dining room features a hand painted mural on the walls and ceilings, a round table that seats eight, and windows that open to a view of the Gulf of Mexico. Additional seating is available for ten on the opposite side of the kitchen, in the dining area nearest the living room. The living room features a wet bar, a large flat screen TV, a grand piano, gulf views, and a fireplace. Off the open living room lay three balconies. Each balcony provides a different perspective - some overlook Holiday Isle and the lagoon while others show off beautiful views of the Gulf. The large balcony overlooking the front of the property provides outdoor seating and unimpeded views of the jewel toned Gulf. Two expansive balconies overlooking the rear of the property provide views of the lagoon and the large, private pool.

Also located on the second floor, the Master Quarters accommodate two with a King bed, a flat screen TV, and electronic curtains that part to reveal unimpeded views of the gulf. The master suite features a sitting area where guests can recline and enjoy the spectacular views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The lavish lifestyle carries through to the Master Quarters' two Master Baths. The his-and-her facilities provide a massive walk-in closet, a jetted tub, two stand-alone shower (one of which is a steam shower), flat screen TVs, a bidet, and a full laundry room. Off of the laundry room is a queen mother-in-law suite.

The third floor of the estate is home to three king suites, two queen suites, and additional balcony space. The third floor entertainment area includes seating for eight, a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a wet bar, and a private balcony.

The private dock and boating area allows for the docking of a boat spanning up to 52' on the deep lagoon! The area also includes a boat lift and room for docking jet skis or other small boats.

The pool can be heated for an additional charge.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. This rental includes one free pass per day to the following activities:

Nov - Feb

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

March - Oct

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Big Kahuna's Water Park

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

Sleeps 40

First floor

King Bedroom (2)

Bunk Room with 2 T/T bunks (4)

Bunk Room with 2 F/F bunks (8)

Bunk Room with 3 F/F bunks (12)

Second Floor

Master Suite (2)

Queen Suite (2)

Third Floor

King Suite (2)

King Suite (2)

King Suite (2)

Queen Suite (2)

Queen Suite (2)

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Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
June 28, 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!


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 12200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair 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
  • Dining Room
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2 Twin-over-Twin Bunks
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2 Full-over-Full Bunks
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 3 Full-over-Full Bunks
  • There is another sleeping area on the bottom floor with two sets of full bunks which brings the total sleep count to 22
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • theme parks
  • 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


4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Gulf Views and 20% OFF June Stays! Book this beach home before it's full!
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful Property .... But Not What We Expected

  • 3 of 5

We loved the home! However, there are several things that need to be addressed 1. We were led astray with regard to the floor plan. Your company does not provide a floor plan on your website so we had to go by “your word”. It was definitely not communicated to us that there were sleeping accommodations for 26 people on the first floor and only 2 bathrooms to service 26 people. We were led to believe there were televisions in every bedroom, 2 bedrooms did not have tvs. We were led to believe there were bathrooms in every room, there were not. Sharing 2 bathrooms between 26 people with one of the bathrooms only accessible to the King/Twin bunk room was inhumane. Basically there were 20 people sharing 1 bathroom which was absolutely disgusting and definitely not conducive to our needs. 2. The Theater room was inoperable and it took 8 telephone calls to finally get someone to come out and fix the screen the day before we left. 3. The maintenance guy entered the property without knocking and they were indisposed and startled by the stranger standing in front of them. 4. We were unable to lock several of the doors which made people feel very uncomfortable. 5. the utensils and pots and pans in the Villa Blanco were extremely low budget which made it very hard to prepare food for such a large group. The cookware in this home needs to be upgraded desperately and immediately.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. Anderson, We are glad you chose to stay with Five Star and that you have held us the expectations of a five-star brand. We are always striving to provide the best possible guest experience, and we apologize that we were unable to meet your expectations. Villa Blanco is a very large, elaborate house with 11 bedrooms, and the layout can get confusing. To resolve this problem, we have just upload a new 3-D virtual tour with photos and embedded floor plans that anyone can view so they will have the most accurate information about the layout. We only regret that we did not have this available at the time of your booking, but it is something we have been working on for a while and is now available on our property management website. We are also doing housewares inventory and will look into updating the kitchen utensils as you have suggested. Thank you for being a repeat guest and leaving us a review that gives us to opportunity to do better for the next guest of Villa Blanco. We sincerely hope you will return and stay in one of our Five Star Properties again! Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Mixed Review January 2016

  • 3 of 5

Since the build in 2003 of this home it has weathered. While it is one of the largest homes on Holiday Isle in Destin. It has several issues that you will deal with. All doors and windows are wood cased and are swollen from the moist environment. Several will not lock and others are stuck shut. Wile staying at the home is impressive she the property shows its age with molded docks, cracked tiles, broken fence with caution tape, doors that are stuck shut, air conditioners that did not work that had service people there until 11PM at night and a fireplace that did not work. Outside of the above mentioned issues the house is amazing. The pool heat was a disaster the pool guy could not get it right for days. Finally we got heat for 3-4 days then the day before we left he showed up and shut it off. This canceled our last night ability to enjoy the pool and hot tub. Had several communication issues with the staff at 5 star however if not for one lady in particular and her help it would have been a total disaster. The person that met us at the property did not follow up on anything she communicated. And one final note there is one bedroom on the floor plans you can not use. The description of this property says 6 bedrooms and on the floor plans there are 7 bedrooms. - you only get to use 6 as in the description. One bedroom is off limits and locked.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Got married here

  • 5 of 5

I got married here and but couldn't have been more beautiful! l only had 40 people and would recommend the same if not smaller.

It is important to report any damage right away as the maintenance people are great at coming immediately. I am in love with this home!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have had you stay with us at Villa Blanco for your special occasion....and we thank you for your feedback on this beautiful home. Please let us know when you are ready to plan your return to Destin. We would love to have you back again soon.
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Villa Blanco Extraordinary!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Villa. Amazing & Beautiful. If it is not sold, we will be back next year. The property was perfect for us, we had a great time and had a Chef come in one night and cook dinner. We had about 22 people and someone from the Home Owners Association came over and told us we could not park on the street (some were on the side-walks). He was very nice and pointed to a house that was not being occupied and told us we could park in their drive-way. The only "down-fall" about the whole experience was the parking. We moved some cars to a different location (I think it was a Walgreen's?)

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay at Villa Blanco and that this home fit your needs so well. There is parking for 12 vehicles at this home but we are always happy to suggest nearby locations for additional cars. We were happy to take care of you all and look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended


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