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

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


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.


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Kevin Hense
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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.


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


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Please check out our fantastic beaches, sunsets, and fun at our home. Your family will thank you!


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

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8 Bedroom Gulf Front Estate, Gulf Front Pool, Summer and Fall openings
average rating of 4.1578946 based on 19 reviews

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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The house was perfect for our family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room for every one and in a perfect location. We had a full house all week long but never felt crowded. The kitchen was beautiful and very well stocked with any kind of dish, appliance, or pots and pans you would ever need. Plenty of bathrooms, very clean. The beaches were closed most of the week we were there due to storms but the pool more than made up for it. Overall a beautiful property and we will definitely plan to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience with my family. Amazing views. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Destin. Beautiful house, perfect location. Loved the kitchen. Hope to rent again next year. It is a beach rental, I get that. But things like the dishwasher rack not working properly and the refrigerator doors not having shelves ( much needed) were aggregating. Just some simple maintenance and better frying pans could make the wonderful experience so much better for the moms in the family. Loved the pool. Kevin was very responsive when we had needs. Thank you for that. If I win the lottery I want to buy this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was good and we loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

24 family members stayed for a week. Some of the double queen bedrooms are somewhat inconvenient if you have too many couples. The AC went out and the owner got it fixed right away. We had a great time on the back porch and on the beach. Would recommend for large family gathering.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outside rear of the home needs repairs and updating

  • 2 of 5

Our family of 20 (ages 12-69) had a great week but the home is in need of some upkeep and repair. It did accommodate our group well, but really needs to have more refrigerator space as well as a standalone ice maker. The current refrigerator had broken shelving on the door, so it could not be well utilized. The rear deck railing is dangerous...if you lean on it you could push it over. The walkway to the beach has loose boards and you can easily get splinters due to the boards being old and splitting, this needs to be upgraded. The pool area has not chairs and is not really usable due to the small size and lack of space around the pool. The exterior doors are badly in need of paint. There is also some leaks above the windows at the back of the home that is causing the window frame paint to peel and the wood is starting to rot. There was a large pile of old chairs, beach toys, etc right at the bottom of the stairs going to the beach that should be removed. The is no shower by the back deck (it has plumbing but no shower head attached). Would be much better than just the hose laying on the deck.

The interior of the home was okay, but the kitchen lack many necessary utensils I expected the home to be in better condition and to be better stocked based on the price we paid for the week. The location is great so that helped us overlook the many other deficiencies we felt the home had. The home exterior needs repairs and updating.

Dennis Cutler

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $575
Pet Fee $125

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