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Michael Archer

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Michael Archer

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Special Offer! $500 Discount February 20 - May 16

Destiny by the Sea House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-18)

'The Diamond of Destiny is the most economically priced home on the beach in Destiny by the Sea. To get a lower rate you will need to move off the beach (we recommend or to another neighborhood. The quality and value for your vacation dollar is unsurpassed when you reserve the Diamond of Destiny'. The ultimate vacation experience for your family that you provided. You get all the accolades.

Breathtaking views of the Gulf while you are sitting on the terrace of our home which is located directly on the beach. Step out the back door onto surgery white beach sand. Nothing is between you and one of God's most magnificent creations. The 'Diamond of Destiny' is a beautiful property located on the beach in the exclusive gated community of Destiny by the Sea, Destin, Florida. Destiny by the Sea is the only guarded gated community on the beach in Destin. The neighborhood of the stars. Yes, you will see celebrities occasionally. It's the Hamptons on the beach. Directly on the beach, imagine your next vacation spent in your own private paradise... a sanctuary where life's moments are savored. Picture yourself in your own lavishly decorated home, enjoying all the amenities mentioned herein. Your desires become a reality at 'Diamond of Destiny.'

3600 square feet and three floors, another 800 sq feet of terrace space, overlooking the beach and the beautiful gulf of mexico. Five large bedrooms with king and queen beds. An Elevator. A children's bedroom with three sets of bunk beds for the kids. Not just a place to stay, but an experience. Heated Community pool and spa (jacuzzi). Tennis courts, gym, golf, and great restaurants await you nearby. Unsurpassed shopping just a short hop away. Or just step out your back door onto the sugar white sands of your own private beach. Kick back...have a cocktail and enjoy your family having the dream vacation that you provided.

The ultimate attraction is the emerald green surf of the Gulf of Mexico, bordered by Destin beaches of soft, white sand! Complimenting our stunning beaches, are endless water sports to include fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and all types of boating. Varied attractions for vacation fun includes golf, shopping, water parks, along with arts and entertainment attractions. Every type of relaxing activity is available in Destin, from gently strolling through a scenic state park to whipping around in a go-cart or whisking down a giant waterslide. Take a beach break and have all the fun possible at various attractions for all ages.

Imagine no more... this home provides everything you could possible imagine for your family's dream vacation and it awaits you on your next vacation. If you like art, you will love our home. The Diamond of Destiny is now decorated with a large collection of beautiful art.

If you haven't visited Destin before, email, text, or call us while you are here and we will advise you on where to go and what to do for fun. Our home is in the center of all the action in Destin, so there are plenty of fun things to do.

For guests who want the layout of the Beach house:

3rd floor: Master bedroom overlooking the ocean, master bathroom, adult bedroom and bathroom. Both with king beds. Terrace overlooking the ocean.

2nd floor: Dining room with sitting for 10. Living room over looking the ocean, bar and free standing ice maker, complete kitchen with subzero frig and freezer, adult bedroom and bath. queen bed. Terrace overlooking the ocean.

1st floor: kids room with 2 sets of bunk beds and bath, adult bedroom and bath, laundry room and garage. staircase down to the sugar white sandy beach..Terrace overlooking the ocean.

All floors have terraces overlooking the ocean 3th floor (romantic)...2nd floor(family)......

1st floor (kids)

Our home has Netflix for your enjoyment. We just acquired a set of cruiser bicycles to ride during your stay. It's great fun to ride bikes around Destin and it's great for the environment. There's a 10 mile bike path just ourside our neighborhood. From spring to the end of Oct. two beach setups(2 umbellas and 4 chairs) will be provided with your names on it. They will be set up each morning and taken down each evening for your convenience (a $350/wk value).... Have fun.....

Check out our other property on VRBO....

Keywords: Beach House directly on the Beach

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Archer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Michael Archer

I'm a Medical Doctor and we do our rentals thru my office so you can be confident your rental is secure.

Michael Archer purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Archer chose Destiny by the Sea

Destin is one of the most beautiful places on earth. There is nothing like watching your children snorkle, chase crabs, and build sand castles in sugery white sand. We want families to enjoy our home in an exculsive envionment.

What makes this house unique

Coffee over looking the beach in the morning cannot be beat. The surf puts you to sleep at night also.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We do not have renters stay at the Diamond of Destiny. We have guests that reserve the property for their family to enjoy the ultimate vacation. Our guest book in the beach house is full of wonderful comments from the families that have stayed with us over the years. We have enjoyed meeting our guests and seeing their families enjoy this property on the most beautiful beach in the world. And after dark Destin is the ultimate resort setting with wonderful restaurants, fun activities, exciting shopping, and even energetic bars and clubs for the younger crowd. Discover what hundreds of thousands have. Destin is the best vacation spot in the U.S.
Jun 2010
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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 26 traveler reviews

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'Diamond of Destiny'...Directly on the Beach...Breathtaking Views of Paradise...
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 38 reviews
Atlanta, GA

I'm the Family Hero

  • 5 of 5

Once a year, my wife and I give to our family a gift. We all stay together as a family for a week. The gift really is to ourselves though because it's such a special time for us. My wife and I, our 3 married adult children and 4 grandchildren stayed at the Diamond of Destiny for a week and it was the best vacation we have ever had. I know most groups split the cost of this trips but this is the one time of the year that I take care of the cost of the house so I am the big hero for the week. My wife looks at me with pride as our grandchildren play in the Gulf. Our adult kids seem to be 5 yo again if only for a week. Everyone thanks Grandpa for the wonderful week. I like it. This year was the best. The property is first class. It sits basically on the beach. It's beautifully furnished and the owner has supplied everything except groceries and a loving family to enjoy themselves. I can't say enough about this home and how much fun my family had on our trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your nice comments. Oh, and we are not under different management as some of the reviews say. VRBO has been messing this up for a while now. We are the same owners that have run and managed the Diamond of Destiny for the last 9 years. We have tried multiple times to get VRBO to correct this but its like talking to City Hall.
Tell City, Indiana

Indiana Bunch

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at this fabulous home with my mother, father, sister, her new fiancé, brother, my husband and our two children ages 1 and 3. The home had plenty of space for us all. The kitchen, dining room, and living area was very spacious allowing us to all hang out together and yet we each had the privacy of our own bedroom and personal bathroom! The beach was literally right off the deck! Which is perfect for young children and packing all the beach gear they require:). The home is in a very nice gated community with a private pool and hot tub. There is easy access to nice walkways for convenient walking/jogging! The private beach is perfect for family getaways and young children! The guys that set up your beach chairs daily are exceptionally nice and helpful! I would recommend this home to my closest family and friends for their own vacations!!!!! EXCELLANT experience!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tell city in

Southern indiana family

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome, anything you possibly need was available spotlessly clean. Secure and the private beach is great with grand babies . The owners went out of their way to help us when we arrived. Made the best vacation / Mother's Day ever . Would recommend to any age private secure home!

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

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best vacation ever at the Diamond of Destiny. We have been to Destin numerous times and by far this is the best experience we have had. The house was beautiful and had everything you needed to have the perfect vacation. The beach was our backyard for the week. We took our grandchildren and they had a blast! We would love to rent the Diamond of Destiny again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We don't solicit reviews for our home so it's extra special when someone goes out of their way to leave a review. Most people have a wonderful time at the Diamond of Destiny don't leave a review and we understand that. After you spend a week on the beach chasing your kids or grandkids, you may not have the energy to sit down and write a narrative (or you may just want to keep it secret...HaHa). That's what makes it so special when someone takes the time to compliment our property without being asked. Again, thank you and best wishes to you and your wonderful family.
Waukesha, WI

Family of 13 from Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful family beach vacation at 'Diamond of Destiny' – my wife and I, our 3 children and their spouses and 5 grandchildren, ages 2 thru 9. The house is well-appointed, very comfortable and best of all -- is located on a magnificent semi-private beach that is nicely apart and away from the public beaches that were understandably more crowded and raucous during the Spring Break. The beach, a few steps off the rear patio, is a real treasure of soft white sand, wide and seemingly endless – great for long walks, jogging or bike riding. The house is in gated, beach-front community that is well-controlled and very quiet, and is also very convenient to shopping, groceries, restaurants, etc. There is a community pool for a pleasant, refreshing alternative to the beach.

The two beach setups (2 umbrellas and 4 chairs) were a major bonus that guaranteed always having a comfortable spot on the beach, close to the house at just the right distance from the shoreline. Great for keeping an eye on the children as they scampered about in and out of the water, building sand castles, etc.

The children enjoyed the playground that is a short walk to the public beach that adjoins the property. We dined at Harbor Docks and Louisiana Lagniappe, both are very enjoyable. Some did the morning yoga sessions at the public beach nearby. Everybody jogged and walked the beach. Some went to the State Park. The kids enjoyed go-cart racing. Went fishing on the Lady Em – lots of fun, great views of Destin and caught a lot of fish. If fishing, do it early in your stay so you have a chance to cook and enjoy your catch.

We have done many beach vacations in Florida, the Outer Banks and Mexico and the property is always a major factor in the experience. Being right on the beach is an essential feature that maximizes the attraction and convenience for everyone and everything. 'Diamond of Destiny' ranks right up with our best experiences. The VRBO description is very accurate. The well–equipped kitchen should satisfy the most demanding chefs and households. The layout of bedrooms and bathrooms provide ample privacy for the couples and the kitchen, dining/bar area, family room and deck are great common areas for dining, cooking and just being together and relaxing. The kids loved being together in the bunk room.

'Diamond of Destiny' is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chanhassen MN


  • 5 of 5

We just booked our third year at Diamond of Destiny. Our family LOVES this place! Plenty of room. Location very convenient. Home well maintained. Amenities good. Great rooms for kids (kids love the bunk room) and nice adult rooms too. Owners super nice! And of course there is a powdered sugar beach outside the door!! This is our favorite vacation home!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Activities (on site or nearby): Private Beach, Many Restaurants, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Boogie Boarding, Fitness Center, Gym, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling


Rates & Availability

From $4,675 Per week

Destiny by the Sea House Rental Rates

Special Offer! $500 Discount

Special Offer From:
Dates Feb 20, 2015 to May 16, 2015

We are running a $500 discount off any weekly rental until Summer begins...

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2015 - May 15 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We refund 1/2 of the monies paid in the event of a cancellation up until 30 days before check in. If the cancellation is within 30 days of check in No refund is given unless the home rents during that time (we place it back on the website) If the time rents we refund 1/2 the monies paid, if it doesn't rent during that time period, no refund is given.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Destiny by the Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Luxious Master Bath with jacuzzi and totally mirrored...
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Romantic Bath with jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Bath on Main floor of stairs..great for the elderly
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Great for keeping an eye on the kids Room...Adult Kids
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , The kids have their own large get the sand off
  • 5 Full Baths so everyone has their own privacy and everyone can get ready to go out to Dinner at the same time....
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd Floor with Romantic Terrace overlooking the Ocean
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Bedroom on the Main floor where all the action is
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , New Orleans mood lighting in this Romantic Bedroom 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st Floor....perfect for keeping an eye on the kids
    Convertible bed(s) - For smaller kids too small to stay in their own room. Multip
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 1st Floor...Kids have there own room...
  • King size beds (2) Both 3rd floor bedrooms have king beds., Queen size Beds (2) The 2nd floor and the 1st floor adult bedrooms have queen beds. (1) We have automatic air mattresses for small kids to stay in parents room, (2) Bunk Beds..Children's room. A total of six beds and an air mattress bed. (4) Our home is designed for large families...grandparents, adult children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Life can't get any better than this. You should be proud while watching your family enjoy the ultimate vacation that you provided them. The memories will be priceless...

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