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Waterfront Lily Pad by the Sea ... Destin, Florida

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps up to 14, 8 Adults max)

We invite you to indulge in the enchantment of coastal living at its finest! 'Lily Pad by the Sea' will captivate the young and old at heart... our beautiful private pool overlooking a 5-acre freshwater lake will entice the vacation connoisseur in you! Our home is located in one of Destin's most exquisite and sought after luxury beachfront developments.

Just imagine... sitting back on the patio enjoying your morning coffee (or afternoon cocktails) in the ambiance of a lush tropical setting listening to the calming sounds of the lighted fountains spraying in the lake as the ducks, geese, and blue heron stop by to wish you a warm welcome! As the day progresses, you leisurely stroll down to 675' of pristine private beach, feeling the sugary white sand between your toes and admiring the breathtaking emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you watch the dolphins jump and play. All of this located just about 200 yards from our home! We must warn you, you will think you've died and gone to heaven!

Our 'home-away-from-home' offers all of the comforts you could ever wish for such as... WI-FI wireless internet, TWO master suites, with 2 level private balconies, suited for the kings and queens of the bunch, luxury linens, leather recliners, new and colorful decor, an all-white well-stocked kitchen with new appliances, 2 full-size refrigerators (one for beverages), intercom and sound system throughout the house, gas log fireplace, central heating and air-conditioning, over-sized cable TVs, VCRs, DVD's, full-size washer/dryer in separate laundry room, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, pack-n-play (please bring your own crib sheet & blanket), booster seat, baby monitor, just to name a few.

Outside you will enjoy our private pool centered among lush colorful landscaping, outdoor dining alcove, outdoor shower, waterfront fire-pit, ping-pong table, oversized deck and patio with an abundance of seating and lounge chairs, all of this with unbelievable views from the balcony, deck, and pool areas.

Our beautiful 4BR-4BA home offers the following sleeping accommodations: Each master suite has king-size beds with oversized closets, private baths (one with separate shower and whirlpool tub). The third bedroom has a queen-size bed and bunk bed with twin-size on top and full-size on the bottom along with an oversized closet. The fourth bedroom has two twin-sized beds and oversized closet. All bedrooms have oversized TV/DVD/VCR's, and luxury linens. There is a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room and two roll-away beds located upstairs.

All luxury linens, kitchen, and bath towels are provided.

Our home is located right in the heart of Destin within walking distance to... Destin's most popular restaurants, Destin Harbor, Destin Commons, and more than 75 exquisite shops. We are also just minutes from Destin's ever-popular Silver Sands Outlet Mall with more than 60 alluring shops to tempt you. We are right across the street from Big Kahuna Water Park, and within half a mile of Destin's popular family theme parks, including The Track.

PLEASE No Smoking or Pets allowed inside due to our child having acute asthma.

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Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin over Double Bunk Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Pool (heated seasonally for a nominal fee), WI-FI wireless internet, Outdoor Shower, Outdoor Dining, Ping-Pong table, Waterfront Fire Pit, Central air conditioning, Cable TV's, VCR's, DVD player's, Stereo w/CD player, Stereo and Intercom System through out house, Large Spacious Kitchen, Full-size Washer & Dryer, Luxury Linens, kitchen and bath towels provided, Pool and Sand Toys, Beachside Gazebo, Neighborhood pool, and plenty of Shopping available


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Waterfront Lily Pad by the Sea ... Destin, Florida
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great gateway !

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and family orientated place. Great area to explore and take walk at night. We enjoyed riding bikes through the neighborhood. It was surprising to find so many chairs, bikes, and other beach accessories in the garage , we enjoyed using them as well . Also an extra fridge in the garage helped our drinks to stay cold all the time. Pool and deck area are very inviting as well. The owner was pretty good about check in and check out instructions which made our trip even more fun!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at the Lily Pad, and we cannot say enough good things about this home. There were 12 total (7 adults, 1 teenager and 4 little ones under the age of 4). Upon arrival we knew we booked the right spot. The house was clean and has a very cozy, home feel to it. It had everything we needed for our family...plenty of room, a crib, a pack-and-play, baby gates for the stairs, a back sliding door to the pool area that small kids could not open, and more! We utilized the living area the most, watching movies at night and playing games around the dining room table.

The private pool was awesome. It's the perfect size. We spent plenty of time in the pool during nap times or for a evening swim. It was clean the entire week, and all the kids really enjoyed it. The area around the pool does get slick when wet, so be careful!

The private beach was great, and significantly less crowded than the public beaches surrounding it. We rented chairs on a day-to-day. I would suggest this as it's the same price and if you do a weekly rental and you get rained out or do not go to the beach, you do not get a refund. There are plenty of beach toys at the Lily Pad, so we would drag a wagon full to the beach and back each day. Our daily routine was beach in the morning for a few hours, then back to the Lily Pad for lunch and naps, an afternoon swim in the pool, then back to the beach in the later evening for an hour or so. The walk is short and honestly pretty pleasant. I would say it is a 3-4 minute walk, and we had no issue with it.

As far as activities went during our stay, we utilized the bikes on a daily basis. We would ride to the convenient store across the highway (be careful and use the cross walk down by the water park!) or around the neighborhood. The Mellow Mushroom Pizza and an ice cream shop are right around the corner (walking distance) and good spots for a quick lunch or evening dessert. We grilled on the Lily Pad's propane grill 3 - 4 days/nights, and went out for the local cuisine on the others.

I highly recommend booking a stay at the Lily Pad. Candy and her family have done a great job at putting together an enjoyable rental property for others to use. Candy was great to work with also! She is very professional, responsive and very laid back. Our planning, booking, week long stay and departure went off without a hitch. Book this place! You will not regret it and will have plenty of memories to take back home!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect, our family enjoyed our stay and had the best time. The location was convinent and the view was gorgeous. The owner was so easy to contact and was a pleasure doing business with. Staying at the Lily Pad was absolutely perfect. The deck was very big and the constant breeze made it so enjoyable to sit and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Thanks again Lily Pad for a great vacation and looking for a return trip next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June 3 thru June 10,2017

  • 5 of 5

My family had an incredible time at The Lilypad. It was even better than the pictures provided. Our group included myself, my husband, our 2 daughters (age 14 and 17) who each brought a friend, and my 70 yr old parents. The 4 bedrooms are spacious and having 4 full baths was a must for us. The kitchen is fully equiped and plenty of room to congregate and cook. The pool area is absolutely perfect! Plenty of lounge chairs for everyone and large deck area to enjoy every moment of sunlight while also enough shaded area around the pool for my parents to stay cool while watching us goofing around in the pool. Seating for 12 on the deck to dine and enjoy grilling. The view is absolutely gorgeous. The garage has a ping pong table and is filled with everything you could need at the pool and beach. Lots of floats, knee boards, sand toys, and more. They provided plenty of beach chairs and the perfect beach cart to hull them down to the beach. They also have a large cooler on wheels and a 2 seater wagon to get all you need down to the beach. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk across the bridge over the lake and then one block within the gated neighborhood to the private access boardwalk. Getting to the beach was a breeze for me, my husband and the girls but my parents both have knee and back issues so the walk was a little long for them. They could do it but we drove them to the beach access to make it easier for them. We felt very much at home and all of the extras provided made it easier to sit back and relax. We are definitely planning to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful house. It offered our family everything we needed for a terrific week together. We appreciated the reviews because they offered helpful hints to get us started so please read them all. The owner is more than helpful. If you have questions or need help she is a call away. We visited several of the restaurants listed in her final letter and found them as recommended. My sons and husband played golf at Kelly Plantation and were very pleased. My daughter in law scheduled parasailing for us as well as a morning Cattywampus snorkeling and catamaran adventure looking for dolphins and sea turtles. The kids loved the beach and the private pool. We rented two umbrellas and four chairs at the beach for the week. They were set up and waiting for us every morning. There were at least two beach chairs in the garage so we had more than enough seating at the beach for 6 adults and the 3 kids at any one time. The patio and the view is gorgeous. I suggest if you come into Destin before the 4:00 check in that you prepare to spend time at Henderson Beach State Park. We flew into Panama City and after a 50 minute drive into Destin we all played in the ocean . This was the perfect way to spend a few hours waiting for Lily Pad. There are restrooms in the pavilions which also has tables. There is everything you need along HWY 98. That was the perfect way to spend our first hours in Destin. As I said each review will give you more info for your stay. By the way the snow cones at the original Dewey's are unbelievable! The ones with the ice cream inside--yummy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to explain the view this home offers! This was our first big family vacation and we had searched for the perfect place for over a month. When we arrived at the Lily Pad it was like a dream come true! You are right across the street from the grocery store for the convenience. The home itself was very spacious for 11 of us. The exterior entertaining area and pool was fabulous. We spent many mornings and evenings enjoying our patio and scenery. The private beach was great as well. I look forward to another stay in the future and don't plan on searching for a month as we found everything we wanted/needed in the Lily Pad by The Sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Candy Jordan
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018


Nearest Point of Interest
Private Beach Entrance
Car: not necessary

Jet Ski's, Dolphin Tours, Sunset Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Water Parks, Beachcombing, and Breathtaking Sunsets!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy - Cancellations received 30 days before check-in date will result in a full refund of security deposit ($750.00). Any cancellation received later than 30 days before check-in date will result in forfeiture of full security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.