"We have stayed in Destin the last three summers, and this was by far our favorite location. No busy streets to cross, and the area is quiet and perfect for families. We had two families in our group: two couples and 6 kids. Note that you must go outside to get to the lower level of the house, but this was fine as the older kids were able to use the queen and 4 bunk beds downstairs, and we kept the youngest kids upstairs with us. There was a set of bunk beds in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
The kitchen was well-equipped (two blenders!), coffeepot and built-in grinder, and nice Fiestaware plates and mugs. Most rentals leave me wishing I had my own kitchenware, but not the case here. We never had a shortage of serving dishes, utensils, small appliances, etc. There is a second refrigerator and plenty of plasticware in the second kitchenette downstairs.
The private pool was everything we hoped it would be... the kids really enjoyed coming back from the beach, showering off the sand in the outdoor shower, and then hopping into the pool. There was a huge stock of pool and beach toys. I recommend taking inventory of what toys, chairs, and coolers are there before heading to Alvin's Island for beach supplies (less than a block away).
Dollar General and Walgreens are also about a block away, and Winn Dixie, Starbucks, and the outlet mall are extremely close as well.
If you haven't been to the white, sandy beaches in Destin, you will not be disappointed. We have traveled to several areas of Florida, Mexico, South Carolina, etc., and this is such a clean, family-friendly beach that we haven't wanted to go anywhere else for the last few years!! The water is fairly calm so we are able to take the little kids out in the water without the waves coming up over their heads.
The owners were great to work with, and we recommend this rental property. Thanks again for the great stay!!"
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: October 23, 2016