We first loved Destin Dreaming when we saw the property and pictures online. When we drove in February 1, we fell in love with the house all over again. As we walked from room to room, we were "wow-ed". Just like the pictures, the home is beautifully decorated and appointed with any amenity you would need. We felt right at home sitting on the comfortable furniture or sleeping in the spacious king-sized bed. When the weather permitted, we relaxed on the wrap around porches or poolside. Best of all, our golden "KC" had a safe fenced-in yard to roam around. Our guests were equally impressed with this lovely home. We met Stacey's husband and father; very friendly and answered quickly any questions we had. The Crystal Shores area is the perfect location ... close to the Gulf...close to shops and restaurants... yet it is a quiet neighborhood.
While in Destin, we visited HarborWalk where there are shops and restaurants like Harry T's and AJ's. When the weather warms, there are plenty of water activities for all ages. Close to the house was Destin Commons, another shopping area and the AMC theater. The "emerald green" Gulf is a block away from Destin Dreaming; an easy walk. We enjoyed 'Happy Hour' outside at the 790 Club. Everyday I walked KC up and down Scenic 98... where other good restaurants like Crab Trap, Captain Dave's, and Pompano Joe's are located. We also bicycled 30A through small beach resort towns like Santa Rosa, Grayton Beach, and Rosemary Beach to name a few. We brought our bikes with us but next time we will rent from Big Daddy's Bike Shop on 30A. Two of the most interesting spots were the Destin History and Fishing Museum near McGuire's Pub and the Air Force Armament Museum in Fort Walton. For unusual shopping, try Banana Bart's and Smith's Antique Mall, both on Hwy 98.
Although the weather was unseasonably cool and cloudy, we found lots to do and places to scout out. If we return to Destin, we would definitely stay in Destin Dreaming.