Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Destin, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $100 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Destin. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Destin from vacation home rentals

Only 2.5 hours west of Tallahassee sits the beautiful city of Destin. With a gloriously white shoreline looking out to the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is an idyllic destination for lovers of sand, surf and sea. Destin vacation rentals are within easy walking distance of the beach, as well as inspiring nature trails through sand dunes. The boardwalk is an excellent place to check out the colorful boats of the harbor or take in a concert or show. Dotted with exciting restaurants and first-rate shopping, Destin also offers golfing and fabulous fishing for those wanting a more active holiday .

Things to do

Dolphins and dancing in Destin

Dolphins abound in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and taking a cruise from Destin is a fantastic way to see them leaping out of the water and playing with their companions. For a fishing trip with flair, you can charter a deep-sea fishing party boat for an adventure the whole family will remember. The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a great place to be after dark, with magic shows, dinner, theater and vibrant clubs where you can dance the night away. Destin vacation rentals are ideal for relaxing, after exploring and partying in this fun and exciting seaside city.

Activities

Things to do near Destin vacation homes

Destin may be justly famous for its stunning coastline, but there is more to do here than simply sit on the beach. You can learn how to surf in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or explore the wonders of the deep by taking lessons in scuba diving or snorkeling. Destin vacation rentals are close to family fun excursions like the race track where you can spend the day on mini-golf, go-karts and rides. If you need a break from the sun, there are museums or you can bravely embrace your inner Dr. Dolittle and feed live alligators.

Weather

Local weather near Destin vacation rentals

The city of Destin basks in a moderate climate, year-round, thanks to its location on the Gulf of Mexico. Summers can be rather toasty, with high humidity and temperatures hovering in the high 80s, with occasional lurches into the sweltering low 90s. With over 225 sunny days per year and not a flake of snow, Destin is a great place to visit for lovers of warm weather. Even winter is balmy in Destin, with daytime temperatures of 65 degrees and evening lows of 42-44 degrees. With such temperate conditions, Destin is a delight to visit, any time of year.

Natural features

Panhandle beauties in Destin

A small city in northwest Florida, Destin sits on a spit of land known as the Panhandle, and looks out to the Gulf of Mexico, with Choctawhatchee Bay at its back. White, sandy beaches meet the lapping turquoise-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and Henderson Beach State Park dazzles with its pristine beaches, sand dunes and abundant wildlife. Visitors to Destin can easily spot shore and wading birds and monarch butterflies, while careful observers may spot dolphins and sea turtles offshore. When the park is quiet, you may see bobcats, rabbits and gopher tortoises emerging for a stroll.

Beaches

Beaches near vacation homes in Destin

Destin's beaches are one of its biggest draws. Vacation rentals are available near exciting beach locales like Grayton Beach State Park, an oceanfront park with a sandy beach, swimming, boat ramps, hiking and biking trails, and campsites, and John Beasley Park, a scenic beach park with soft sand and gentle waters. You may also enjoy James Lee Beach, a lively beach for recreation and watersports, and Norriego Point, a tranquil, sandy beach with clear blue waters for snorkeling and swimming.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Destin

The nearest airport is in Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (DSI), which is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly activities near Destin vacation homes

If you're traveling with family, you'll find a range of kid-friendly attractions to explore during your trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park, a water theme park with slides, pools, a lazy river, and other water activities, and the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, a sea life park with dolphin encounters and wildlife shows. Kids will also enjoy the Destin History & Fishing Museum, a quaint museum with displays of antique fishing rigs, nautical artifacts, and sea life, and Henderson Beach State Park, a beach sanctuary with a boardwalk, nature trails, and a playground.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Destin?

Whether you want an intimate escape for you and your sweetheart or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Destin. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of handy extras like a DVD player and an ice maker at Emerald Gulf Balcony View King Size Bed. Situated around 3 miles from Destin, this unique option has 1 bedroom and good guest reviews.
  • Yes, Beachfront Island Sands #309 also promises a memorable getaway, offering 1 bedroom, a beach view, golf and more. It's around 9 miles from Destin.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Destin vacation rental for you.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Destin?

If you've been feeling a bit flat of late, the perfect remedy is a large dose of vitamin "sea." Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach has a range of comfortable rental houses for every budget and style. A weekend escape at this top coastal destination 17 miles to the east of Destin will breathe fresh life back into you in no time.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Destin?

Once in a while you just want to get away from it all … with, oh, 30 or more of your nearest and dearest. Whether you're looking for someplace to stay with the extended family or you're planning a big celebration, we have large vacation rentals in and around Destin that'll fit your entire party:

  • Sapphire Shores | Luxe Home Private Heated Pool Walk 2 Beach 2 Golf Carts And Elevator: With 11 bedrooms housing up to 38 people, there's room enough for everyone. You and your group will have access to lots of amenities, such as a private pool and nearby museums.
  • Beautiful Gulf - Front Duplex In Destin W: Get the whole family's tick of approval at this retreat which features a kitchen and a living room. Offering 14 bedrooms, up to 44 guests can stay and play here.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Destin?

Romantic getaways, work trips or solo adventures — a single-bedroom vacation rental is an ideal solution for all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near Destin is sure to fit the bill:

  • Great things come in little packages, and Destin Gulf Front Remodel - Penthouse View is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom property is in a handy central location and offers amenities like a washing machine and a stovetop.
  • Right On The Beach Sugar White Sandy Beach 3 Pools is another lovely one-bedroom escape also a hop, skip and a jump from the center. When you're not out discovering the area's top sights, take advantage of a living room, a fridge and much more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Destin?

At Vrbo, we've got rental properties in or near Destin to suit even the choosiest guests. Here are a couple of our favorite two-bedroom options to consider:

  • With coffee and tea making facilities and free toiletries, Incred Panoramic Gulf View - Sunsets has all you need for a pleasant stay. Unpack your luggage and then venture out and explore the area.
  • Another recommended option is Best 11th Floor View Of Destin's Beach In The Heart Of Destin. With convenient amenities such as shopping and a living room, you'll have no problems making yourselves at home here. Choose your favorite room, unpack your bags and let the party begin!

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Destin?

If you'd like more space for the youngsters (or that last-minute tagalong friend), a three-bedroom rental will be just the thing. Vrbo can help you find all the best options in or near Destin, beginning with these two:

  • Offering the trifecta of privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at 3br/3ba Bright And Beautiful 'newly Renovated' Beach Condo. This stay comes with amenities including a barbecue grill and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, check out the roomy vacation property that is Gulf Front, Right On The Beach Complimentary Beach Service. Hang out with your loved ones and take advantage of its many conveniences, including a kitchen and a beach view.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Destin?

If you adore the idea of relaxing around a campfire but aren't as excited about the "camping" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will be just the ticket. Enjoy the conveniences of home at one of these options in or near Destin that come with this nice little perk:

  • Sing, laugh and reconnect with friends and family around the fire pit at Gorgeous Waterfront Home With Pool Walk 5 Min To Private Beach Outdoor Oasis. This property comes with lots of other useful amenities, such as a washing machine and towels.
  • Alternatively, let the flickering flames lull you into a state of deep relaxation at Vacation Paradise At The Palms Of Destin. When you're not catching up around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like a nearby beach and an oven.