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Michael Archer

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

'Diamond of Destiny'...Directly on the Beach...Big Discounts Available....

35 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

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 two 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 in Destiny by the Sea on VRBO....vrbo/625480

Keywords: Beach House directly on the Beach

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Archer (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Michael Archer

I'm a Medical Doctor in the Destin area for 30 years.....

Michael Archer purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Archer chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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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4.7
based on 35 traveler reviews

'Diamond of Destiny'...Directly on the Beach...Big Discounts Available....
average rating of 4.742857 based on 47 reviews
5

Location was PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

From day 1, all I could really say was "staying in a house ON the beach is totally worth it!"

I love the ocean, but being from a land-locked state, get a bit weary of the hassle. NO MORE dragging snorkle gear & boogie boards from a hot parking lot -and getting BACK in that car after a long day of sun, sand, & salt!!

The house was great & the beach was NOT crowded - just looking down shore at the public beaches made us realize how blessed we truly were. We had our OWN section of the beach with umbrellas & chairs that DIDN'T fall over (and have to be dragged, sand encrusted, back to my vehicle!) The water was crystal-clear & gorgeous.

We had 3 generations: 3 adult couples and 7 kids (8 was the youngest) - plus our Great Dane and my in-laws' Pomeranian (no dogs on the beach, in Destin, though). There was plenty of room in the common spaces, and nice bedrooms when we wanted more privacy. The small community was gated & had security, so the kids could ride bikes, go crabbing, and walk the dogs with no worries.

Destin Commons was a short drive away for shopping & some Kilwin's ice cream. 🍧 Walmart, Whole Foods, and Fresh Market (yay) were all close. We were close to Destin proper, but not in the horrid city traffic. 😄

We watched dolphin many times and saw a turtle from our deck. We got to swim with rays and saw a striped burr fish one time -right there. You can rent paddle boards & kayaks 40 yards from your beach chairs, and the house garage contains many boogie boards, inflatables and 2 bikes for guests to use. The convenience is AWESOME!

I can't recommend this home highly enough -especially for the price. Michael is fantastic, and will make you feel like welcomed guests to his home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC
5

Incredible Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of 14 stayed a wonderful week at the Diamond of Destiny. This home, neighborhood, beach, and Destin are incredible. 5 bedrooms directly on the beach was perfect for my family. Grandparents, adult kids, and grandkids all in the same location for one week out the the year. Priceless. The owner made sure our vacation was perfect but everything was perfect at the house upon our arrival. A bottle of wine, coffee with creamer, and a few small grocery items got us thru the first night. Thank you. The memories we have made are worth more than you can imagine. As it says in the description. I now am the family hero.Thanks for help Michael.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The house location was great being right on the beach, but its needs a little TLC to consider it a 5 star.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC
5

The Best Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had 8 adults and 4 children for our family vacation. The weather was fabulous and the house was wonderful. The home has 5 bedrooms. 4 adult bedrooms and one kid's room. It's directly on the beach so it was great just to walk out the back door to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. We went swimming, surfing, and charter boat fishing. The local restaurants and shopping are first rate. The home is beautiful but also very functional. It had everything our family needed to have the beast vacation we have ever enjoyed. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga
5

Fabulous House and Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What can you say? The "Diamond of Destiny" is everything you could want for a luxurious beach family vacation. 5 bedrooms and 5 baths directly on the beach. Destin is great but this neighborhood and this home take it to another level. The ocean seems to come directly into your living room. Our extended family with grandkids were extremely comfortable here. It's great to all eat together and hang out together unlike what you can do in a hotel. The local restaurants, shopping, charter fishing, and golf courses are amazing. If you are interested in having your family have a 1st class luxury vacation you can't go wrong with the "Diamond of Destiny". The trip of a lifetime for our family.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cookeville, TN
5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this great property. The beach access was incredible and the privacy made it that much more special.

The management of this property is great. In the event anything is needed, Michael is just a text or call away. Lots of extras and a clean safe environment made this a successful vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Commons
"High end shopping area with a movie theater. Great place for the ladies to go on a rainy day."
Pompano Joe's
"Lunch or Dinner on the Beach. Great Grouper sandwich."
Another Broken Egg Cafe -- CLOSED
"Great place for Breakfast"
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"Nice to mill around at night. Open air concerts. Restaurants."
Grand Boulevard
"High end shopping an movie theater. "
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"Good place for lunch or drinks on the beach."
790 On The Gulf
"Go here for early bird special from 3-pm. "
Cantina Laredo
"Great Mexican food for a night out. Margaritas are very good."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Great Outlet Mall."
Carrabba's Italian Grill
"Mussels are great."
Bike/Pedestrian Path
"10 Miles of Bike Path."
Grand Boulevard
Mulhollow's Sidewalk Cafe
"Very good"
Publix Super Market
"Our local gocery"

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

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Rates & Availability

Destiny by the Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 14 2016 - Aug 20 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,975
 
 
Summer Discount
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,475
 
 
Fall
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
From
$725
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,675
 
 
Winter
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
From
$575
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,475
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,475
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,475
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$729
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sun
$4,575
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,475
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$895
$5,450
 
 
Spring
Apr 16 2017 - May 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$795
$4,975
 
 
Summer
May 14 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$3,475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We refund 1/2 of the monies paid so far 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 Home..no 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 bathroom...to 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....
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 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 four beds and an air mattress bed. (4) Our home is designed for large families...grandparents, adult children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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 ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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