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Beautiful Family Home with Spacious Rooms, Private Pool, Common Areas, and Close to Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 20

Honu Hale is a luxurious vacation home located in Destiny by the Sea - an exclusive private community in Destin hosting some of the most beautiful homes on the Gulf Coast. The name Honu Hale is Hawaiian for Turtle House which is the perfect name for this tropical hideaway. With a private beach access inside the neighborhood, you'll be able to walk to the beach in just two minutes! The home also features a fresh-water pool for irritant-free swimming right in the back yard. For an additional charge, the pool can be heated as well. The home comes with plenty of built-in entertainment like the second-floor game room and an outdoor pool table on the second-level balcony.

On the first floor you will find the poolside living room, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel upgrades and appliances including a double oven, a 5-burner gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator, and two dishwashers. Two kitchen islands provide plenty of seating and food preparation space. Adjacent to the kitchen lies a seating area with a flat screen TV, two wing back chairs, and a love seat.

Now, let's talk more about that game room mentioned earlier! On the second floor you'll find a huge Game and Media Room. This room includes foosball, an old-school arcade table (featuring the Ms. Pacman game), air hockey, and two mounted, flat screen TVs! Head down the hallway and out onto the balcony where you'll find the pool table for continued entertainment! Members of your group will surely be competing for who gets to stay in the bedrooms on the game room floor!

Two beautiful guest suites with king size beds can be found on the second floor as well. Both have access to their own full bathroom. The game room also holds a sleeper sofa for additional sleeping arrangements. The third floor houses two grand Master suites with private bathrooms and private balcony access. The columned balconies are ideal for enjoying the gulf breeze and calming atmosphere of living near the beach. An additional bedroom on the third floor holds two queen-over-queen bunks and a twin bunk.

This home offers all the entertainment you could want for your family on a vacation with its private pool, neighborhood beach access, and game room! The location is perfect as well. A town-favorite restaurant, the Crab Trap Restaurant is just down the street. A private community pool is also nearby with a club house to serve owners and guests of Destiny by the Sea.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. Effective March 4, 2016, free activities are available 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 life time.

Starting March 4, 2016, the VIP Program for rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach includes one free pass per day to the following activities:

November - February

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

March - October

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Big Kahuna's Water Park

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

More Details

Five Star Beach Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 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.


Destiny-By-The-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 3 bunk bed , 2 sets of full-over-full bunks and 1 set of twin-over-twin
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 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
  • theme parks
  • 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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Beautiful Family Home with Spacious Rooms, Private Pool, Common Areas, and Close to Beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home Lots to do so glad they had a pool table. Fun when it rained.

Lots of stairs to climb. Scary with wet feet and elderly. Pool was nice and the main pool was nice.

Prompt attention to fix the microwave when we called. Beach was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you for staying with us, and leaving such a wonderful review! We're so glad the rain didn't ruin your fun at Honu Hale. It's one of our favorites! We hope to have you all again soon. Be sure to give us a call when you're ready to book and we'll apply a repeat guest discount wherever you decide to stay with Five Star! Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip here at Honu Hale! The house is great - perfect for a large group - clean, taken care of, steps from the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, not sure what else to say

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in about 15 homes in Destiny by the Sea. This was by far our best trip ever. This home was just completely renovated and it shows. Best pool we've ever had in the neighborhood as well. Sad to see so many older homes in disrepair in such an amazing neighborhood, but this house delivered. Five Star was amazing to work with. Provided bikes for our use at no cost as well as many other amenities such as free golf and fishing. After this trip we would never use another company. Thanks so much for the amazing memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you join us at "Honu Hale" recently. Thank you for choosing to book with us! We hope to welcome you back again very soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended


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