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Gulf View Home in Destiny by the Sea with Private Pool and Spacious Living Room!

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


About the property

Destiny by the Sea Home with 5 Bedrooms and Pool! Sleeps 22!

Villa Playa is a luxury vacation rental directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. This home is located within the prestigious, gated, beach-front community of Destiny by the Sea. Within its guarded gates, Destiny by the Sea holds rows of massive, Mediterranean-inspired homes, a clubhouse, community pool, and private beach access. Villa Playa has its own private pool as well. Guests can walk to the beach access in under a minute and the large community pool and hot tub are just 1 block away. The interior of the home contains 5,010 square feet, comprised of 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Stone columns and 12' foot ceilings accented by multi-tier crown molding and beautiful artworks make this one of the most opulent homes in Destin.

The first floor houses a bunk room and a king suite. The bunk room is furnished with two queen beds and four twin beds. It shares access to the hall bathroom with a standalone shower. The king suite includes a sitting area with a sectional sofa, flat screen TV, DVD player, and stocked bookshelves. It's the perfect lounging area for laid-back days. Or perhaps guests will prefer to step out to the private pool, accessed through the king suite. Rounding out the king suite is an en-suite bathroom with a combination shower/tub. Additionally, the first floor holds a large laundry room and a wet bar with accessories for preparing drinks and cocktails.

The second floor houses the home's main living areas, a half bath, and a king suite. The king suite offers a flat-screen TV, DVD, sofa chair, and an en-suite bathroom with a combination shower/tub. The living areas include a gourmet kitchen, dining area, and living room. The gourmet kitchen is complete with Viking appliances and a gas cooktop with a griddle on the center island. All necessary appliances are supplied including a standard coffee maker, Cuisinart coffee maker, toaster, spice rack, and more. Guests can dine together at the large table for 8 to 10 guests. Down a few steps, the living room has brand new leather couches, tables, and chairs, and opens up to the large balcony with peeking gulf views and a grill. There is also a large flat screen and Blu-ray player great for entertaining! Adding to the comfort and luxury of the living room is a large fireplace.

The third floor houses a double queen suite and spacious master suite. The double queen suite offers two queen beds, a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and an en-suite bathroom with a combination shower/tub. The master suite is the most extravagant room in the home with a plush king bed, a large sitting area with a sleeper sofa, two flat screen TVs and a large balcony with partial views of the Gulf. The master bathroom is spa-like with a mirrored vanity, Keurig, dual sinks, jetted tub, and a large shower with 6 shower heads.

All three floors of the home are serviced by an in-home elevator. Bikes are provided with the home throughout the year. Additional entertainment comes with the VIP Program. The program is included in the cost of the rental and offers free activities 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 lifetime.

Bedding Details (Sleeps 22)

First Floor:

- Bunk Room: Two Twin-over-Full Bunk Beds, One Twin-over-Twin Bunk Bed, Shared Bath

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bath, Pool Access

Second Floor:

- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, Private Bath

Third Floor:

- Guest Bedroom: Two Queen Beds, Private Bath

- Master Bedroom: King Bed, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Private Bath, Private Balcony

Home Luxuries

- Gulf View

- Private Pool

- Free WiFi and Cable

- Elevator

- 102 Ft from Beach Access (1-Minute Walk)

- 4 Bikes Provided

- Pet-Friendly

- Event-Friendly (Weddings/Reunions/Corporate Retreats)

Community Features

- Pool

- Hot Tub

- Beach Access

- Gated Community

Five Star Rewards

Enjoy a daily complimentary pass to the following activities and attractions throughout your stay:

- Golf

- Charter Fishing

- Baytowne Adventure Zone

- Dolphin Cruise

- Unlimited DVD Rentals

- Big Kahuna's Adventure Park

More Details

Property Manager
Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals

At Five Star and Bliss Beach Rentals, we strive to be different – and we are. Unlike other big-box management companies, our personalized approach and dedication to service allows us to put greater emphasis on creating a unique and memorable experience for every guest that walks through our doors.

Our goal is to pair exceptional properties with unparalleled service. That is why we hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A to represent. If you have a property that you are considering renting, we'd be more than happy to provide a proposal and projection.

Experience Service

We believe a vacation rental should be more than a place to rest your head; it should be a place to escape and experience luxury. But offering five-star accommodations is just the start to enhancing our guest's experiences. We treat our guests like family, offering personalized greets, dedicated concierge services, free passes to daily activities and attractions, in-house cleaners, and a professional maintenance team available 24/7.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed at Villa Playa 2 times now with our family. It is a great house! So close to the beach and all Destin has to offer. Wonderful floor plan so you can spread out and not feel cramped together. Great amenities. We loved it!
Apr 2011
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Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 6
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Two Twin-over-Full Bunk Beds, Twin-over-Twin Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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


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Gulf View Home in Destiny by the Sea with Private Pool and Spacious Living Room!
average rating of 4.7 based on 26 reviews

Perfect Get Home for 5 Couples!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this lovely home with 4 other couples. The bedrooms all have private baths and the beds are super comfortable! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook fabulous meals including a shrimp boil one night and green drinks every morning! This gated community is within walking distance from plenty of restaurants and the beach access is so very close! Bikes were a nice perk! We will definitely vacation in this home again!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villa Playa was a gorgeous beach home just a short walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Our family reunion was blessed to share 2 homes during our stay in Destiny by the Sea. This home had the added bonus of having an elevator to navigate the 3 floors! The furnishings were marvelous and very comfortable throughout. My only recommendation would be to upgrade balcony furniture on the 3rd floor Master suite.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Playa was perfect for our large group ( we had 16 people). Beach access was easy, and we were able to go back and forth to the beach all day. Great layout, room for everyone. The 3rd floor balcony at sunset was our favorite, although we ate several meals on the 2nd floor balcony. A big plus for us was being able to walk to restaurants, and walk down the beach for happy hour. All the bikes were a plus, beach chairs and toys were provided. Great neighborhood, with hot tub and pool at the clubhouse. Kids enjoyed having 2 TV' s in the bunkroom, one for games , and one to watch.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Villa Playa!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a week stay at Villa Playa. What a gorgeous home! It was everything it was advertised to be! The beautiful beach is just a few steps away and there are several great places to eat within walking distance. Enjoyed The Crab Trap and it is literally a very short beach walk away! The neighborhood is wonderful. Villa Playa is in a gated community and is safe and secure for the kids to walk or ride bikes. Many different sizes of bikes are provided! Villa Playa is beautifully decorated. Each bedroom is large with its own walk in closet and private bath. All bedrooms have Flat screen TVs. The family areas are big and spacious to enjoy a meal or card game. I am already planning a return trip to Villa Playa!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracie and family for staying at Villa Playa this Summer! We are thrilled to know how much you all enjoyed your vacation at this home. I hope we can help plan many more trips for you to Destin!
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Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent home and a fabulous location! We had an amazing time celebrating our wedding anniversary at the luxurious Villa Playa. This home had everything we could want, beautifully decorated and all of the appliances are new and fresh. The gourmet kitchen is huge with plenty of room for entertaining. All of the bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with private baths. The beach is easy to walk to just a couple hundred feet out the front door and there are several restaurants within walking distance (The Crab Trap is wonderful!) The home is equipped with bikes for all ages and we enjoyed morning rides through the neighborhood. We will most definitely stay here again, great location to the beach, great location for biking and a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful, can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Villa Playa to celebrate this special Anniversary stay! We are happy you found this home relaxing and enjoyable for your trip. Please feel free to let us know when we can help plan your next return...we look forward to helping you celebrate again next year!
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Two Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Villa Playa. We have stayed there 2 consecutive summers and hope to do it again next summer. Our families include 4 adults, 2 young adults and 4 kids under 12. There was plenty of room for everyone and we never felt crowded. The location is excellent. We were a short walk to the private beach and could easily go back and forth throughout the day. The house is beautiful, very spacious and well maintained. We loved spending evenings relaxing on the patio listening to the ocean . I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about your stay at Villa Playa. We hope you and your guests were able to have fun and relax at this beautiful home! Let us know if we can help plan your stay soon!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

This home is located in Destiny by the Sea, one of Destin’s most exclusive communities. Privacy is cherished in this posh, guard gated community. Lush landscapes and Mediterranean styling are keys to Destiny by the Sea’s relaxed elegance.

Destiny by the Sea is the only neighborhood located completely south of Scenic Gulf Drive, affording all homes with stunning Gulf views and private beach access. The plush homes provide everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including the convenience of many nearby shopping and dining options.


Community pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts

Minutes from Silver Sands Outlet Malls and Big Kahunas Water Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees