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8 Bedroom Gulf Front Estate, Gulf Front Pool, Summer and Fall openings

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Huge 8 bedroom Gulf Front Estate, amazing private beach, no crowds, Great Pool

Our home Is a fantastic 8 bedroom gulf front estate! All custom remodeled in the fall of 2014. New pool to be started in the Spring of 2015 that will be ready for the summer of 2015. Lots of parking. Private beach area, bigger than any you've seen in the Destin area. If you've been here before, you'll enjoy our large private beach area, no crowds, condos, etc. Of course we are also so close to the Destin Harbor entertainment, dining, and fishing area as well.

SORRY WEDDINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED BY OUR HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION. ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO HOLD A WEDDING AT OUR HOME OR THE BEACH AT OUR HOME IS SUBJECT TO A $1500 FINE INPOSED ON US. YOU WILL ALSO BE POLITELY ESCORTED OUT OF THE HOME FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR STAY, NO REFUNDS FOR LOST DAYS.

More Details

Owner
Kevin Hense
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Kevin Hense

Our family bought our first property in 2009. Since then we've added a few more homes, and love our newest place here! We've just completed a major remodel to the home, so your staying in a fantastic home with all the comforts of home inside, but with the gulf views, and beaches right outside our door. This setting is truly breathtaking. Come enjoy our home for your next family vacation, just to come to the beach and relax and recharge.

Kevin Hense purchased this house in 2014

Why Kevin Hense chose Florida North West

Holiday Isle is one of our favorite settings with the boats coming in and out of the harbor, and the wide white sand beaches in the area. Also, its about the only part of the entire Destin, 30A area, that you can find a truly estate sized gulf front lot. Its the best of both worlds, please come and stay at our home, you'll be so happy that you did!

What makes this house unique

An 8 bedroom home, that sleeps up to 30, private pool (coming summer 2015), lots of parking, estate sized lot, and large private beach area.

Amenities

Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd level master bath
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , New custom bath
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , another custom new bath
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Gulf Front Bedroom with awesome views, fantastic new bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st floor master with large private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Gulf front 1st floor bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 1st floor bedroom, handicap accessible
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2nd Floor master with new bath, and large gulf front deck
    Bedroom 6 - 4 queen , Large Bunk Room, 2 sets of Queen over Queen Beds, sleeps 8
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , smaller 1 bedroom, with nice new custom bath
    Bedroom 8 - 2 queen , Gulf front 2nd level bedroom with gulf deck, and custom bath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please check out our fantastic beaches, sunsets, and fun at our home. Your family will thank you!

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

8 Bedroom Gulf Front Estate, Gulf Front Pool, Summer and Fall openings
average rating of 4.2 based on 15 reviews
5

Amazing beach house

  • 5 of 5

This house was phenomenal for our large family gathering! We experienced a problem with housekeeping upon checking, which was resolved quickly. The views, the house, the owner - all excellent.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO
2

House not as depicted in photos

  • 2 of 5

This house is a perfect location, but in badly need of repair. Living room furniture not at all like the picture. It was dirty. Towel bars were missing in the bathrooms, one missing a toilet paper holder, one bedroom didn't have a closet, the whole house has not been kept clean. The "bedroom" with bunk beds was technically not a bedroom, there was no door. The refrigerator is missing storage in both doors, the dishwasher's bottom tray is missing wheels and a pain to use. The pool was nice but dropped the water level, we added water with a hose with several holes in it, almost didn't reach the pool. Gates to the pool had no latch. The railing on the lower deck is not secure, the upper deck had mold all over it. Too bad because it is a wonderful location, it needed to be painted, could be nice if cleaned up.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pool latch was readjusted. Just needed to be raised about a 1/2 an inch. The towel bar was replaced after guests broke it. The bunk room is 14 ft x 22 ft with a private bath, 2 sets of queen over queen beds, a lounging chair and tv, no it doesn't have a door, but every kid loves them! There is not, and has never been any mold on the upper deck or anywhere else on the house. Turning a hose on to add a little water to the the pool, really that's an issue? The living room furniture we constantly clean, but this is a beach vacation rental home, with guests in bathing suites, sitting down, with wet clothings, sun tan lotion, sand and salt
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5

The perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 29 gathered in Destin, for a celebration of life in honor of my mother who passed away from ovarian cancer. The location of this house is absolutely perfect! Every morning we woke up to a breathtaking view of the turquoise ocean. We really enjoyed having a quiet beach front property; it was a special get away that allowed us all to unwind. Kevin was extremely responsive and wonderful to work with. This was our entire families first visit to Destin. We fell in love with everything the area had to offer from the home, beaches, crab island, local restaurants and the friendly town!!! There was something for everyone at every age. We would do it all over again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

In dire need of upkeep.

  • 3 of 5

With proper upkeep, this house could potentially be the best house on the beach. However, the disrepair of every outside amenity left us unable to even use the porch or grill. All of the outside furnishings are corroded to the point of being unusable, the railings are not secured - Nothing close to what the pictures in this advertisement portray. The trash and broken up beach toys, lounge chairs ... laying around the outside of the pool is inexcusable. The stone work around the pool is a hazard. The paint is literally peeling off the back of the house, A real disappointment after all the lovely places we have rented in the area for equal or lesser rent. And as mentioned in previous reviews, the roaches inside are an issue. I am sure the owner pays a cleaning service but we had beds in which the sheets very obviously had not been changed upon our arrival. I hope the owner realizes what a gem this place could be and soon gives the property the attention it desperately needs to assimilate the pictures in the advertisement.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Great location but house needs some upkeep.

  • 3 of 5

Loved the location, the owner was great to work with, but the house is in some major need of repair.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family reunion ages 3 to 73! There were 16 of us. The main family area could easily accommodate us all. The children loved the access to the beach and the heated swimming pool. The owner exceeded our expectations with his help in every way.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton Beach (American and Delta)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many local bars and restaurants
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
several challenging courses to choose from
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
many places right on the beach
Nearest Beach
Right off of our deck onto the white sand beaches
Car: recommended

Very close by you'll find world class dining, golfing, shopping, and we are very close to the Destin Harbor. Charter boat fishing, or go to the dock restaurants for the freshest fish you'll ever taste

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Rates & Availability

Destin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$13,995
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,995
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,595
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
$5,995
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,295
 
 
early winter
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
$3,495
 
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$950
$5,995
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$700
$3,495
$4,995
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,795
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,295
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - May 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,795
 
 
Late May 2018
May 19 2018 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,995
 
 
Summer 2018
May 27 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
$14,495
 
 
Early Fall 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,395
$8,495
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,295
$7,995
 
 
Late fall 2018
Oct 21 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$950
$5,995
 
 
thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,295
 
 
early winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,495
 
 
holidays 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 3 2019
5 night minimum stay
$950
$5,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $575 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change. Please book early for best rates and deals. Pool heat is an additional $325 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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