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'Diamond of Destiny'...Directly on the Beach...Breathtaking Views....

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Destiny-By-The-Sea 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. You have your own private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. 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. 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 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 , 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

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Michael Archer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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.
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'Diamond of Destiny'...Directly on the Beach...Breathtaking Views....
average rating of 4.75 based on 48 reviews

Family Vacation 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our Family has been visiting Destin for the past 25 years. We have stayed in many homes. Diamond of Destiny in Destiny of the Sea is hands down our favorite thus far. We have pets so the gated community with little traffic made it safer to walk our pets. Quiet neighborhood with enhanced security. We felt very safe and comfortable during our stay. Clean home with beautiful views and large enough for privacy. We had the pleasure meeting the owner and we were Blessed to be able to call their Home our Home for the week. We ended up extending our stay by one day! Wish we were still there! Thanks Michael!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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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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

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

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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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

Destiny-By-The-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - May 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $375 + 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.

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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 ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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