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MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19

Sheilah Griggs

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Sheilah Griggs

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Destiny by the Sea House Rental Photos and Description

PRIVATE BEACH - Ocean Front - Direct Access | ALL NEW | 5 BR + LOFT 4.5BTH

Welcome to the Luxurious Maison du Soleil

Maison du Soleil is a world-class destination where guests can come to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. This direct access oceanfront sanctuary awaits you on the private white sand beaches within the exclusive gated resort community of Destiny-by-the-Sea. This striking one-of-a-kind contemporary masterpiece sets the new standard in coastal holidays by featuring exceptional quality and impeccable design. Maison du Soleil has recently undergone a near million dollar renovation and redesign, and now combines state-of-the-art technology with sleek sophisticated contemporary style.

Flawlessly maintained and designed for full relaxation, this elegant villa caters to your every need. The living room and master retreat each feature floor-to-ceiling glass, which showcases the villa’s impressive oceanfront views. The spacious and well-appointed rooms are superbly decorated with new designer furnishings in a stylish palette of elegant neutrals. Enjoy creating fine cuisine in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen, which features high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. Entertain in the separate and impressively sized dining area with soaring ceilings. Take the full speed all access elevator to the fourth floor rooftop terrace and discover a secluded paradise for private sunbathing, serene stargazing or a massage (tables are located on-site). Relax on the wrap-around deck, which provides unobstructed oceanfront views, or dine al fresco on its outdoor dining area. Last but certainly not least, enjoy the convenience of private direct access to the beach.

Maison du Soleil now features a newly renovated covered beach level outdoor living space, and is known to have the only one of this scale and function on a beach level location. This outdoor living space features a stainless steel refrigerator, built in DSC grill and hood, a full size sink with disposal, granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, a SONOS Wi Fi sound system, a round teak dining table that seats six and lounge furniture that includes an ultra-plush sofa, oversized chair and two swivel lounge chairs. For added convenience, an outdoor covered shower and foot spray has been added adjacent to the direct access beach walkway.

The SONOS wireless sound system is available on all four levels of the residence and can be controlled by each guest by using their personal smartphone, iPad or tablet, or by using the iPad Mini that is supplied by the homeowner. The SONOS wireless sound system may be synchronized throughout the home, or guests have the choice to enjoy customized sound from any source on each level. The renowned LUTRON automatic lighting has been installed throughout and offers guests the ability to change the ambiance of a single room or the entire home with the simple touch of a button.

Destiny-by-the-Sea, located directly on Crystal Beach, is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast. Book your escape to the luxurious Maison du Soleil and experience peace and tranquility.

Shopping: Destin Commons - Fresh Market, Starbucks, Panera, and a theatre are all within a couple of miles.

Maison du Soleil is quickly becoming a premier wedding venue. We recommend that wedding ceremonies be scheduled after 5:30 PM due to beach service clearing chairs and umbrellas by 5:00 PM. Parking is available within the community until 10:00 PM for guests, or they may park next door and walk to the residence through the nearby side gate. The community requests that guests be kept to approximately 40. A one-time minimal wedding fee and additional security deposit may be applied at the time of reservation.

Pets are not permitted.

Maison du Soleil: Sleeps up to 19

First Floor:

Guest Room: two sets of bunk beds (sleeps 6)

Full Bathroom

Indoor Beach Lounge Area: sectional sofa and flat screen TV

Outdoor Living Area: teakwood and white cushioned furniture, cocktail and end tables, large sink, refrigerator, 48 inch outdoor built-in gas grill and outdoor shower.

Second Floor:


Dining Room

Wet Bar

Living Room: 50 inch flat screen TV, large sectional sofa, two armchairs

Full Bathroom

Master Bedroom: two full beds (sleeps 4), sitting area and full bathroom.

Elevator Access

Third Floor:

Grand Master Suite: king size bed (sleeps 2), floor to ceiling glass walls with white linen drapes, white Linet Roset convertible love seat (to full size bed- sleeps 2), master bathroom with dual vanities and a Jason Air massaging bathtub

Guest Bedroom: queen sized bed (sleeps 2), American Leather convertible twin bed/chair (sleeps 1), two walk-in closets, wall mounted flat screen TV, and full bathroom that features tub, shower and dual sinks

Elevator Access

Fourth Floor:

Private rooftop terrace: A Zen inspired refuge that offers unobstructed views and a custom king size bed (sleeps 2)

Additional Amenities:

Guests have exclusive use of four new beach bikes

Luxurious linens


Surround Sound


About the Owner:

The owner has owned and operated this luxurious villa with express care and genuine love for over 10 years. Dedicated to the community and environmentally friendly solutions, they are conscious of the eco-friendly initiatives that boost sustainability while lowering our carbon footprint. We welcome and encourage questions about the owner prior to guests making their reservation, as our goal is to offer the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.

Keywords: Beach Front House Gulf Ocean View Luxury

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sheilah Griggs (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Sheilah Griggs

Maison du Soleil has been owned by our family for over 10 years. We personally operate this residence with express care and love as we consider Maison du Soleil a generational asset. We welcome and encourage quests questions regarding our financial stability and security prior to making their reservation. Our goal is to offer our guests the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.

Sheilah Griggs purchased this house in 2003

Why Sheilah Griggs chose Destiny by the Sea

Maison du Soleil is considered a world class destination. Having recently undergone a near million dollar complete renovation and redesign this is one of the most unique and luxurious beachfront homes on the entire coast. This all concrete and glass architecturally modern residence has rare and unique features including beach level outdoor living, dining, and kitchen area. All new custom designer furnishings all in an elegant neutral pallet add to the feeling of luxury. All newly renovated and redesigned with state of the art wireless Sonos sound system controlled from the provided iPad or a smart phone, LED lighting, ceiling fans, built in grill, refrigerator, sink, granite counters and beautiful luxury outdoor furniture, all directly on the beach but covered. The Ultra Plush AstroTurf covered 4th floor roof top deck is perfect for private sunbathing and exquisite star gazing. There's nothing like it anywhere! I designed this house with the beach and outdoor enthusiast in mind. It's beyond peaceful as well as medicinal. Namaste!

What makes this house unique

ULTRA PRIVATE BEACH with DIRECT ACCESS. Ocean front. Maison du Soleil is notably one of the most recognized Villas along the entire coast due to its unmistakable architectural design elements. Pairing the textures of concrete and glass imbues the widely coveted accomplishment of perfectly balancing yin and yang as demonstrated in this newly renovated and redesigned residence | Now fully equipped to accommodate 19 overnight guests | Unique to this section of the coast is the new covered beach level expansive outdoor living space offering a high end kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, built-in DCS Grill, hood, full size sink, disposal, sleek granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, dining and living area complimented by designer furnishings | Outdoor beachside undercover shower and foot spray | State of the art technology: SONOS Wireless sound system on all 4 levels - guests may activate the system using their own Smart Phone , iPad or operate using the complimentary Mini iPad - High speed wireless internet access - 6 duel line phones and intercom | Lighting: LUTRON automated lighting & LED throughout | 4th Floor Rooftop Lounge/Suite: Plush down filled cream cushioned and teak furniture, ultra plush AstroTurf - private sunbathing, serene, almost surreal star gazing | 6 complimentary new beach chairs | 4 complimentary new beach bikes | Short walking distance to the heated community pool & 7 person hot tub | Gated, sidewalk community with 24 hour guard | 2 bay oversized garage | Professionally designed landscaping with mature palms | Impeccably maintained, flawless condition | Easy access via email or telephone to the owner's representative | Destin is a top beach vacation destination featuring sugar sand beaches and emerald colored water, it is absolutely majestic and breathtaking | Nearby upscale shopping, Starbucks, dining and entertainment | Only minutes to the Destin Airport and a selection of premier FBOs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is not your typical beach house. This house belongs in Unique Homes Magazine. The Views are awesome! This house is very hip while still maintaining a comfortable atmosphere. The contemporary design, open floor plan and proximity to the beach made staying at the house a magical experience. My 80 year old father is a civil engineer and he was even impressed with the architecture of concrete and glass. The elevator came in handy for my father since he now uses a walker. Our children had plenty of room to play inside and the covered beach level area has a big open space for the them to set up another play area. We enjoyed being in the gated community, the gateman was friendly and was always available to answer questions about the area. The restaurants are all close by and the cafe down the street makes the pastries! We love the house and will book our stay here again.
Feb 2014
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MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews
Collierville TN

Fall Break 2.0

  • 5 of 5

We left last year after fall break and as soon as we knew the dates for this years fall break we booked this house again. There is no better place in all of Destin to stay than Destiny by the Sea and Maison De Soleil is an incredible home. In the last year the owner has upgraded several rooms to make it even better. Looking forward to going back and to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas, TX

Perfect location and house!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly awesome! The home is in a perfect location close to shopping and entertainment. The beaches were great and without all the huge crowds. The gated community with security guards were an added plus with just a short walk to the community pool. The house was clean, beautiful, and had all the things we could possibly need for a perfect vacation. Bicycles, beach toys, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, and a kayak were all available with the house! The views from the living room and master bedroom were absolutely stunning! The elevator and walkout walkway to the beach were definitely a great feature that you don't always see in many homes. All the furnishings and decor were tastefully done and high end. The kitchen had everything you would need with professional appliances, including a separate ICE MAKER, great idea! All the bedrooms had big flat screen TVs and great sound systems throughout the house. I can't say enough about this place except it is PERFECT!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great House! Great Views! Great Vacation! We all had a wonderful time at Maison de Soleil. The house was spotless when we arrived. All of the rooms have plenty of furniture but not overdone. All of the furnishing seem brand new including the towels, comforters and bed linens. The electronics were in excellent condition and in good working order. The house is one of a kind with many high quality features. We will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
franklin tn

SUBLIME Experience!

  • 5 of 5

THIS IS THE COOLEST BEACH HOUSE WE HAVE EVER STAYED AT!! This house is incredible - definitely a 5 Star Stay! Whoever designed this house knew what they were doing because its fantastic! The glass walls take this house to a new level offering incredible views from almost every room. My wife and I were impressed with the pristine condition of the outside and inside of the house. The palm trees in the front are a perfect touch. You can tell this is someone's personal home and not just a beach rental. The furniture looks brand new and I was very pleased to have SONOS WIFI. Most days we spent on the beach and we took advantage of the daily beach service. If we were not on the beach we were cooking and spending time on the beach level entertaining area cooking, eating and just hanging out enjoying the sound of the waves. The private beach made all the difference to my wife, it was very quiet - not crowded at all. We rarely used the main kitchen because the outdoor kitchen had everything we needed and we just wanted to spend as much time outside as possible. We had a few special requests that the owner's staff met immediately and without hesitation. This is the most relaxing Florida holiday we have ever had. Our expectations were far exceeded. We will stay at Maison de Soleil every time we are in Destin.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles

Beachfront Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This house is one of a kind and so much more than we had hoped for. Sleek, elegant, perfect condition. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, we were mesmerized by the beauty of the house. Unbelievable VIEWS!!!! The glass walls are amazing to say the least. We loved being on the private beach and having the option to eat under the covered living area. We have been coming to Destin to visit friends and stay at the beach for years and this is our favorite house / location to date. We can't wait to come back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Simply the best beach vacation we have ever had

  • 5 of 5

Love, Love, Loved it! Simply the best vacation we have ever had. The house is incredible - its not your typical beach rental at all, we felt like we were at a private home the entire time. The views are to die for - WOW. The kitchen is so beautiful and has more than enough of everything to cook whatever we wanted. Located right on the private beach...the kids could not wait to run outside and play giving us plenty of time to relax!! Being on the private beach made a huge difference. The community pool was great and very close the house. Our favorite spot was the beach level covered area - we cooked and ate there all the time. We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking to have an incredible beach experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

Destiny-by-the-Sea , located directly on Crystal Beach, west of the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Destiny-by-the-Sea is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast - Located between Destin and Sandestin on Scenic Highway 98. Destiny by the Sea is the only community located entirely on the South side of Scenic Gulf Drive. With just over 100 homes, Destiny by the Sea is Destin's premier private, gated community which has a lushly landscaped resort-style pool (heated most of the year), hot tub, clubhouse with fitness center, a guard-gated entrance and private beach access via two beach boardwalks. The private beach covers a 1,700-foot stretch of beach front.

Destin is located approximately 15 miles west of the South Walton and Scenic Hwy 30A and is 48 miles west of Panama City Beach in the panhandle of Florida. Attractions near Destiny by the Sea include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, the nation's largest designer outlet center, with stores including J. Crew, Saks Off Fifth, Armani, Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers and more. Destin's signature open-air lifestyle center, Destin Commons is located on the North side of Highway 98, just north of Crystal Beach. It's stores & restaurants include Belk, AMC Movie Theater, Bass Pro Shops, Zoes Kitchen, and Starbucks Coffee.

A short drive down highway 98 is the Destin harbor, home to the largest fleet of deep sea fishing charter boats in Florida. HarborWalk Village, located along the Destin Harbor, features shops and acclaimed restaurants that include Harry T's, La Famigilia on the Harbor, and soon to be home to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. HarborWalk Village also features a kids play zone which includes a bungee trampoline, 500-foot zip line, aqua spheres, 40-foot rock wall, and the 80-foot free fall.


Rates & Availability

From $755 Per night

Destiny by the Sea House Rental Rates

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May 16 - Aug 15, 2015
May 16 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 15 - Sep 8, 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 31 - Nov 21, 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 29 -Dec 19, 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 - March 5
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
March 5 - April 16
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
April 16 - May 14
Apr 16 2016 - May 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
May 14 - Aug 13
May 14 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 - Sept 6
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Set 6 - Oct 28
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 29 - Nov 19
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Nov 19 - 29
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 29 - Dec 17
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Dec 17 - Jan 3
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $75.00 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $495.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Damage Protection Fee $99.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes No college groups! This is a family rental ONLY! NO BOOKINGS UNDER 25 YRS OLD | Maison de Soleil is an extraordinary residence equipped with the finest amenities and furnishings.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Destiny by the Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two Person Jacuzzi Tub | Graciously Sized Shower | Slate Flr
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd Floor Guest Bath | Slate | Glass Shower Door | Spacious
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd Flr Master Retreat | Gorgeous Modern Design Elements
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beach Level Guest Bath | Imbued with High Quality & Elan
  • The luxurious Master Bathroom Retreat was designed for pleasure and relaxation | The beautiful color palette sets the tone for pure relaxation and calmness of mind | Spa inspired, this bathroom harmonizes the senses and transcends the outside world | Designed to provide a private personal oasis | Enjoy the two person jacuzzi tub and the graciously sized separate shower | Flooded with Natural light
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master - Sleeps 4 | Floor to Ceiling Wall of Windows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Flr Guest - Sleeps 3 | Queen Size Bed, 1 Twin Size Loung
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Beach Level Guest Room - Sleeps 6 | Two sets of Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd Master - Sleeps 2 | Deeply plush Two Custom Full Beds
    Loft | Bedroom - 1 king , King Size Bed | European Style Custom Made | Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (2), Full Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) | Sleeps 17 Total
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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