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Tuscan Villa w/incredible gulf views,short walk to beach.Inquire for best rates.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Tuscan Villa boasts captivating gulf views and spacious outdoor areas including balconies, patios, and the back deck. A private pool, curb appeal, amenities, tasteful decor, room for a crowd - this home has it all. The pool can be heated for an additional charge. This three-story home has 5 balconies with beautiful views of the Gulf.

Two bedrooms with queen beds, private baths and walk-in closets on the first floor with a full-service laundry room, mini-fridge, microwave and sink. The second floor has stone floors, wood crown molding and marble baseboards. The gourmet kitchen with its center island, granite countertops, stone back splash, pantry, wine cooler and stainless steel appliances is a chef's dream. The dining and living room areas are open to the kitchen.

This 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath home incorporates ample and comfortable sleeping spaces. The master suite is on the third floor with a king-size bed, it's own wet bar, refrigerator and wine rack, a fireplace, and whirlpool tub in the bath. An elevator services all three floors.

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

1st Floor:

Bedroom with Queen bed (2) and private bath

Bedroom with Queen bed (2)and private bath

2nd Floor:

Gourmet kitchen

Dining room

Living room

Bedroom with Queen bed (2) & private bath

3rd Floor:

Master suite with King bed (2), wet bar, wine rack, fireplace & private bath with whirlpool tub

Bedroom with Queen bed (2) & private bath

Sleeps 10

More Details

Property Manager
Five Star Beach Properties
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Five Star Beach Properties

There is a reason we call ourselves Five Star Properties – our guests experience five-star rated service in five-star rated homes. Five Star Properties offers the most elite homes in Destin and 30A and pairs them with exceptional service for a luxury vacation experience.

Luxury Homes

We hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A for our inventory. With about 100 properties to choose from, we match you to your perfect vacation home. A home from Five Star is more than a place to rest your head on vacation; it's a place to experience luxury.

Five Star Service

We take care of our guests like family with industry-leading services such as personalized greetings, in-house concierge services, free activity passes, on-staff housekeepers, and a professional maintenance team on call 24/7.

Area Expertise

Five Star Properties knows Destin and 30A top to bottom. Our area knowledge allows you to experience the area like a local. We'll give you the scoop on the locals' favorite things to do and places to go, and we even provide you with free passes to the area's top attractions. We are sure to make you feel right at home.

A Five Star Experience

At Five Star Properties, we want to make your next vacation experience a Five Star experience. We've made it super easy to book online, and also keep our phone lines open 24/7 if you'd like to speak with us directly, 800-208-2324. Let us show you what it's like to experience service and luxury with Five Star Properties!


Destiny-By-The-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 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 10
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Third Floor Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • 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
Elevator Servicing All Three Floors, Two Fireplaces, DVD/VCR, Surround-Sound Stereo, Full Gourmet Kitchen, Morning Kitchen In Master Suite, Washer/Dryer, Two Car Garage

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Good! 3.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Tuscan Villa w/incredible gulf views,short walk to beach.Inquire for best rates.
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews

Photos are Deceiving

  • 1 of 5

This home is outdated. The photos are deceiving. So many things in the home are outdated - the tv's, home stereo system, carpet, countertops, furnishings, light fixtures, etc. They even had VHS movies/ tapes that couldn't be watched -and no DVDs!! The air conditioner on the 2nd floor did not work, the bathtub in the 2nd master bedroom leaked, several ceiling fans wobbled and were loud. Several dishes in the kitchen cabinets were not clean - it was gross. The toaster didn't work. The coffee maker was from the 1980's. There were several other issues that we had to call maintenance to come fix. It was very obvious that this home was not maintained. The weekly rent of $10K for this house was GROSSLY overpriced. WE WILL NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN!! Unless they remodel the entire house and get new furnishings. The only good thing about the house was the pool and the location to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your review; however, we believe your comments are misleading. The TVs in this home are all flat screens and the leather furniture is of high quality. Also, we provide free DVD rentals to all our guests with DVD machines in 3 nearby locations. This home is in good condition and we maintain our properties meticulously with routine maintenance and housekeeping cleans the home after each guest’s checkout to prepare it for the next guest. We are proud to offer this home on our Five Star program and feel that your comments do not accurately reflect this home. We appreciate your feedback and will look for opportunities to improve the guest experience at Tuscan Villa, but we believe this home is in good condition. Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Tuscan Luxury in Florida!

  • 5 of 5

Tuscan Villa is a beautiful property. Destiny by the Sea was as prestigious as my girlfriend had described to me after her stay there last May. The laid brick roads and endless sunsets are something i will always remember.

The home itself is in great shape and housed our family of 9 comfortably. The amenities were all there and everything was clean.

The listing description was accurate and the photos accurately reflected the rentals appearance. Five Star was very responsive to the few questions we had during our stay. They answered most of our questions during the walk through they gave us of the property when we arrived.

Recommend for anyone looking to stay on the beautiful Emerald Coast!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It so wonderful to hear how much you and your guest enjoyed your stay at Tuscan Villa in Destiny By The Sea. This home is perfect to return to year after year and we can't wait for your next trip. Please let us know when you are ready to start planning.
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Northeast US

Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for all with enough privacy to house a large group or family comfortably. HOME WAS CLEAN AND TIDY, LIKE BRAND NEW. Absolutely beautiful! DO NOT miss out on this house, BOOK YESTERDAY!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with Five Star at Tuscan Villa and allowing us take care of you during your vacation. Please let us know if we can help plan your next stay soon.
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South Carolina

Perfect House!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and extended family stayed at Tuscan Villa during the first full week in April and the house was pristine. We had ten people in our party and the house slept all of us comfortably. The home is beautifully furnished and we were able to take advantage of all upgrades that the new owner did to the property! Destiny by the Sea was the prefect place for our family vacation as it was very family friendly and quiet. We were also able to take advantage of the vast amount of outdoor space (porches, etc.) as the weather was as one would expect of Spring in Florida! The home was very clean and well-maintained, and the listing pictures accurately displayed the beauty of the home. Recommend this home for anyone looking for luxury! Five Star was there for us every step of the way and we will use them again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thomasville, Georgia

Tuscan Villa Review

  • 2 of 5

I begin by saying that I agree 100% with everything that William from LA said. The furniture is very old and out-dated on the main living room floor. Albeit, there are 5 balconys, the patio furniture was worn and torn and not fit to sit on. There are two grills on the 2nd floor balcony, one of which needs to be trashed and the other that needs a real good cleaning. Upon arrival, the house was filthy...with the marble floors all needing a good mopping and waxing...the carpets were filthy and stained. The refirigerator was filthy and the stove was unfit to use. It was Monday before we was able to make contact with property management who did their best to meet our requirements to get the house fit for occupation but we were already into 3 miserable days of our vacation. Personally I bought air fresheners and the like to try and alleviate the musty smell of the house. I extend my Thanks to the property manager who on Monday had the cleaners come back in and do a thorough cleaning which included the mopping of the marble floors and who also had carpet cleaners come in and shampoo the carpet. My family and I have been coming to Destin for the last 5 years and have been staying at all high-end rental accommodations but I must say that this high-end really turned out to be a low-end rental at a very high price. Not sure where the breakdown comes into play on this rental but I do know that more stricter attention should be brought into play on the upkeep of this property. I do hope that for future renters that the issues mentioned in this review will be addressed and corrected so that others expecting so much more from what is a well planned out vacation will not have their vacation turn out to be such a Bust! The structure and the workmanship of the house is fine and true to pictures but the fault lies in the upkeep of the house and the main living room floor furniture as well as outdoor amenities (patio furniture and the like). Would loved to have had a chance to stay in this house under much better conditions...I am sure the visit would have been well worth the stay and the cost!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tuscan Villa is a beautiful home located in the private community of Destiny By The Sea. This home sold a few years ago and the new owners have taken great pride in their property since that time. Aside from the addition of a brand new pool, the flooring, furniture, and balcony furniture have all been updated. We are excited for you to experience a luxurious stay with us at Tuscan Villa.
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Metairie, LA

Tuscan Villa Review

  • 2 of 5

A week at Tuscan Villa in Destiny by the Sea was not worth the money. Having stayed at other homes in the same general area over the past few years, this property is way overpriced. There are other comparable homes near by renting for half of what we paid. We were expecting a much nicer, updated property for the premium price. This unit was apparently built in 2001, and in looking at some of the original(?) photos on the web site, some of the furnishings are as old and used as the home. The actual living area is smaller than it appears in the photos. True, there are 4 or 5 balconies that are part of the floor plan, but the one on the main floor (2nd) is the one probably used the most. We were 10 people total (8 adults, 2 children) and I think that is the max number for a comfortable stay. The floor plan is a little odd since one of the main bedrooms, the one on the 2nd floor, opens directly into the right side of the kitchen. Not very convenient if someone in your party is an early riser and wants to use the kitchen. And the light switches/controls located through out the home are very confusing, small little buttons and flashing lights with no explanation as to what they are supposed to control.

There was also a cleanliness issue that had to be addressed the minute we arrived. The main balaony on the 2nd floor opening from the living room was filthy. The floor area around the outdoor grill, including the grill, was disgusting. It was obvious the the tile floor han't been cleaned in some time. The outdoor chairs and table are very old and dirty; they look like something you'd see at a garage sale or flea market, not an upscale rental property.And to top it all off, sitting on one side of the balcony next to the table and chairs, is an old, rusted out, outdoor grill that belong in a trash dump.

This property needs some work.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tuscan Villa sold to new owners in recent years and they have taken a lot of care in making this property a wonderful home again. Aside from the addition of a brand new pool, the flooring, furniture, and balcony furniture have all been updated. We are excited for you to experience a luxurious stay with us at Tuscan Villa.
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Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
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


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