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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


For last minute rentals click on yellow "contact owner" link. We do not rent to renters under 25 years of age, and we do not rent out for weddings, receptions or large events to be held on the property. No pets, no smoking.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Magnolia Palms by the Sea. With 4 King bedrooms, 2 bunkrooms, and 4 full baths we can accommodate a large group. Please call us to help us plan how to accommodate your group's needs.

Magnolia Palms is only a short stroll from the spectacular white sugar sand beach on the emerald blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico at Holiday Isle.This home is part of the private and exclusive Holiday Isle Homeowners Association Beach. The white sugar sand beach is deep and wide, and has plenty of room to lounge, play, and swim without the typical crowds one might encounter near public beaches at other vacation homes in the area. There is always plenty of room on the beach here at Holiday Isle to stake out one’s lounge chair and umbrella site, even during the busiest holidays. The gated boardwalk has a fresh water shower available at the beach access area for our guests to use to rinse off the sugar white sand before they stroll back to Magnolia Palms from time spent on the beach.

This is a newer home which has been recently remodeled, redecorated, and newly furnished. It is absolutely fresh and stunning in the way it feels as a beach style vacation home. In addition to the estate sized private Bermuda style home's luxurious appointments, one of the wonderful features of this home is that from almost any interior room or porch of this home, our guests have views of either the waters of the Destin Harbor, or numerous glimpses of the emerald blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

This luxurious beach vacation home is rich with Bermuda style architecture in its exterior design. This home’s interior styling, design, and layout is very open and airy, and it makes visiting and entertaining with a large group incredibly easy, and enjoyable with all of the open space and plentiful daylight streaming in the numerous windows in every room and area. The majestic 2 story southern style porches on the front of the house welcome guests with a grand white entry staircase and white wicker rocking chairs to relax in while feeling the ocean breezes that typically blow strong here at Magnolia Palms.

This gracious home rests upon a private estate sized lot with beautiful resort-like landscaping, which includes numerous mature palm trees. This well- appointed vacation home has a heated pool with a large adjacent deck area, which gives our guests the option to recreate right here in relaxed luxury at Magnolia Palms.

The huge open main floor great room area encompasses approximately 800 square feet, and half of this area has a two story vaulted ceiling area with numerous windows which let in abundant daylight everywhere. This home is newly furnished with expensive down filled pillow leather sectional, a semi-circle Norwalk upholstered sectional, and a solid mahogany rustic style dining table with

parsons chairs. You will find that Magnolia Palms achieves a balance in its interior styling, which is casual enough for guests to relax in on their vacation, but luxurious enough to feel there is a sense of class to this home’s accommodations and appointments.

The U-shaped kitchen is large enough for 2 or 3 people to share food and beverage preparation tasks in, while they visit with everyone in the adjacent 2 story great room and living area.

The dining area is located in the large open great room/ kitchen area, with a huge rustic solid mahogany main dining table which will seat up to 12 people on high back mahogany parsons chairs. There is also a large granite bar immediately adjacent to the dining table, which has solid beech wood upholstered Italian swiveling bar chairs, which allows a 16 person dinner to be accommodated comfortably. The fine imported Italian solid hardwood swiveling bar chairs are very comfortable, and serve well for visiting with the kitchen cooks, eating snacks, or drinking a favorite beverage while watching TV in the two story great room area.

This same two story great room area has two large sectional couches in each outside corner of the great room; one is upholstered in a comfortable luxurious textured fabric, and the other is covered in creamy soft leather with comfy down filled cushions. Both sectionals have ottomans available to use as relaxing foot rests, or for serving drinks or snacks on trays. There is one recliner in this area, and one upholstered accent chair as well. There is seating for over 20 people in the great room/dining area when using the dining chairs and living furniture, not counting the use of the ottomans.

Magnolia Palms has four King bed bedrooms, with 2 of these having private bath suites, and the other two king bed has an en-suite bath which has a 2nd door access which helps serve the separate but adjacent bunk room, or the day guests on the main floor great room area. There are two separate bunk room areas, one on the 1st, one on the 2nd floor.

There is a wonderful large living area on the upper living (3rd) floor called Harborview Loft. The Loft has a custom round bar height table and chairs for enjoying intimate views of the Destin Harbor and moored boats that come and go from their docks. No matter what the weather, Captain's Harborview Loft allows one to enjoy the views of the Destin harbor in air conditioned comfort if a guest desires to get out of the mid-day sun for a while.

Magnolia Palms has a huge 480 square foot outside entertainment deck on the backside of the house. The deck has a great view of the waters of the Destin Harbor, only a couple of hundred feet away, and it also overlooks the private pool area, which can be accessed easily by going down one flight of steps from the deck to pool area below. The deck is partially covered by a large wooden pergola, which is a great place to sit and relax to take in the great view of the Destin Harbor, boats, and docks.

On the street side of Magnolia Palms there are two large southern style porches, which have their own intimate glimpses of the emerald blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, private docks on Destin Harbor, and of the single family beach style homes which grace this quaint Holiday Isle neighborhood. The long green leaves of the large palm trees in the front yard grace the corners of Magnolia Palms southern style porches, and one can hear and see the palm leaves flutter in the Gulf breezes which waft up from the beachfront only a block away. There are times when it is easy to be perplexed as to which porch to sit on to relax, as all three of them are wonderful for soaking up the laid back vacation environment at Magnolia Palms by the Sea.

The 4 king bed bedrooms have 3 different styles to pick from; casual white cottage, tropical wicker bamboo, or a rustic solid mahogany bed. Each bed has different levels of firmness in the mattresses so guests have the opportunity to find one they like. All bedrooms have dressers and closets for storing up to a month's worth of vacation clothing.

Game tables for cards, puzzles, or board games are available on the 1st and 2nd living area floors, so adults or children have places to enjoy some past time entertainment. One table is adjustable for small children. We recommend that you bring your family’s favorite versions of games, puzzles or toys, as it is difficult for us to know which ones you might enjoy. We have supplied several popular games for our guests to enjoy.

There is hard off-street parking available for 5-6 cars depending on the size of the vehicles, and to the manner in which they are parked. One single car garage is available for parking on the first floor of the home.

Magnolia Palms is well suited for dining at home, but it is also located a short mile or two drive from the many highly acclaimed restaurants in the heart of Destin along Destin Blvd. There is a wide variety of cuisine and atmospheres available, from fine dining to casual dining, with a great availability of waterfront restaurants all along Destin Harbor in town. There are large grocery stores, gas stations, and drug stores within a mile. There are specialty beach accessory stores of all kinds, beach-wear, UPS, postal, fresh seafood markets, and other types of stores of all kinds about one mile away as well.


There are numerous high end designer name outlet mall stores located in Destin, a Bass Pro shop, gift shops, swimwear and beach outfitting stores, a community hospital, and amusement parks all located within a several miles or so from Magnolia Palms.

More Details

Clayton & Meta Adams
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Clayton & Meta Adams

-Owners Of Magnolia Palms at Destin consist of a regionally diverse married team, a Southern Girl and a Yankee Boy, who spent many vacations in Destin with their family for over 50 years. Both have traveled extensively in the last 30 years in the US to experience some of the finest resorts in various waterfront destinations in the North, South, East, and Western USA. They both are working professionals, and have managed multiple waterfront real estate properties for over 20 years as an avocation to their full time professional careers in teaching, and sales.

Clayton & Meta Adams purchased this house in 2014

Why Clayton & Meta Adams chose Destin

-The owners have vacationed in Destin starting over 50 years ago when Destin was just a sleepy little fishing village and when Holiday Isle, the current site of Magnolia Palms, was just a sandy point with nothing but sea oats, scrub oaks, and dunes to decorate its barrier island landscape. Holiday Isle was where the owners came most frequently because of its proximity to the village of Destin, and because of their love of seeing boats in the Destin Harbor, the Destin Pass, and along the Gulf shore ocean front Destin Beach.

Magnolia Palms has become the fulfillment of a life long dream to buy a beach house on Holiday Isle to enjoy, and to share with other visitors who would be lucky enough to find and enjoy all that Destin and Magnolia Palms has to offer; A large gracious Southern Plantation Style beach home on its exterior, but with casual but elegant classic styling its open modern interpretation of its interior space. We hope that our guests enjoy being at Magnolia Palms in Destin as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

-Close to beach

-The grand open air feeling of being anywhere inside or outside of the house is relaxing when coupled with a variety of luxurious, and comfortable furnishings and appointments

- Sitting inside the house looking at the Destin Harbor from the Captains Loft area, or from the great room area.

-Sitting on the large back deck under the arbor, and rocking in the wicker rockers, or having a meal on the teak patio table and chairs which has been prepared on the Weber grill located on the deck.

-Swimming in the privacy of the homes heated pool

-The numerous diverse water views from the front porch and rear deck of the ocean and or Destin Harbor

-Close proximity to a huge private homeowner's association beach on the sugar white sands of the Gulf.

-Two covered grand Plantation Style Porches to sit on to enjoy ocean breezes and views in white wicker rocking chairs.

-Close to Destin restaurants

-Close to Fishing, surf, or charter

-Close to beach stores and or upscale shopping

-Close to Golf

-White sand beaches with some of the most brilliant blue water along the whole Emerald Coast.


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom has garden/soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , En suite full private bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to bedroom/bunkroom, but shared with loft area
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , attached to bedroom, but shared with great room with 2 doors
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , one split king bed plus one single bed in room
    Bunkroom #1 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bunkroom # 2 - 2 twin/ single , both of the single beds in this room are extra long
  • Call owner to discuss ability for some flexibility on bed configuration in bedroom 4 to convert the split king into 2 each single beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Fabulous Fourth of July for our Family

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for our family to gather for the two weeks around July 4th! The owners were so accommodating to me - after serious spinal surgery, I needed a place to forget all our troubles and this was exactly what was needed! Main king bedroom has a bed that is perfect for a bad back! They are lovely people that went out of their way for me and I bless them for that. The house is laid out beautifully, located an easy walking distance to the private beach - about 4-5 minutes. Best beach in Destin! My 10 year old niece and I went on the beach the first morning about 6:30 am and were delighted to discover a sea turtle had come ashore to lay her eggs the night before! Florida wildlife officials taped the area off. A rare sighting We will never forget. The house has Gulf breezes on the porches and deck day and night, and the private pool in the back yard is fun for all! Great places to eat out, shop, play, all within minutes of the house. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a great place to gather the family and enjoy each other and the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad that we stayed at this lovely house for our family vacation. The beds were very comfortable and all of the furniture was very nice and appeared to be brand new. The kitchen is very large and spacious and we enjoyed cooking several meals together at the house and eating on the large back porch where we could see the harbor. The living area has high ceilings and nice comfortable couches that are great for lounging around and reading a book or watching TV. We loved having our own private heated pool in the backyard for the kids to swim in or for some of us to sit/lay by to get some sun. We also loved sitting on both of the shaded front porches with our cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evenings. It was a short walk across the street to the beautiful beach of Holiday Isle which is perfect for families as it wasn't crowded. The location of the house is very convenient for visiting the harbor, which we enjoy doing often - especially when the charter fishing boats come in with their fresh catch of the day! We have been vacationing in Destin every year for 25+ years and this was by far the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation that we've had because for us it felt like a 5-star resort in the form of a beautiful house that our whole family could comfortably fit in and enjoy. We will definitely be coming back to this beautiful property for future vacations!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bric Brac, La Paz
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Marina Cafe, Bric Brac, La Paz, BK,Mcdonalds
Nearest Beach
Holiday Isle Beach

Destin Charter Fishing Docks are located about 2-3 miles away from house. Destin has the largest fleet of commercial charter fishing boats in Florida.

Waterfront restaurants along the boardwalk of Destin Harbor are within 2-3 miles from the house, and they are highly recommended for a leisurely stroll after dinner in the evening, or in the early morning.

The catch from the charter boat fishing is displayed all along the boardwalk just before lunch, and just before supper when the charter boats come in from 1/2 day or whole day fishing trips.

Water tour/dolphin watching boats regularly bring guests out into the Destin Pass, and along the shore of the Destin Beach to see dolphins.

Shopping of every kind is available in the numerous outlet malls, from high end designer clothes and accessories, to the many recreational and beach gear stores all along Highway 98 within a mile or two from Magnolia Palms.

A large fireworks show is made each Thursday night near the Destin boardwalk just after dark which is visible in the distance from the upper porch at Magnolia Palms. For closer viewing, one can go to the Norriego Poing Park at the end of our neighborhood road, Gulfshore Drive, or it can be viewed from the waterfront boardwalk area in Destin by numerous waterfront restaurants on the Destin Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $495
Refundable damage deposit $950
Tax Rate 11.0%

Any promotions or discounts shown on listing are not guaranteed until confirmed and booked with manager/owner of property. Owners reserve the right to change rates, or the terms of these at any time, and to add or amend other terms related to special rates advertised. Contact owner/manager to find out about rates, and for optional 5 day rental pricing which may be available on a last minute case by case basis. Magnolia Palms standard rates are typically based on a Saturday to Saturday 7 day rental period. The owner/manager reserves the right to make exceptions.
Please contact owner/manager through the e-mail link provided on this VRBO listing page for any inquiries, and please include the date of your vacation stay interest, phone or e-mail address, and best time to contact you in reply.

If renter, or guests have a long way to travel to Destin, you may want to consider purchasing travel or trip cancellation insurance for your trip in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.

If there are any accidents, and damages to property which go beyond the $950 dollar damage deposit provision in this rental agreement, the renter will be liable for the cost of those damages to the house, its contents, or related structures and physical property. You may want to consider purchasing insurance to cover this kind of expense in the event any accidents, or in the event other covered damage might occur. Please inquire about this with the owner/manager. Owner reserves the right to retract or amend these terms and policies up and to the time rental commitment is made.. Renter agrees they have read, understand, and agree to all terms and conditions of this rental agreement as part of their obligation under rental agreement. This agreement is not assignable, or changeable as to the number of guests agreed to at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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