Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Destin 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 $150 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

Tourist attractions near your Destin summer rental

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

Traveling to and around Destin

The nearest airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 8.7 mi (13.9 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Destin?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 11,402 vacation rentals around Destin. From 2,841 house rentals to 8,494 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.