|Minimum Stay||4 - 6 nights|
Villa Vittoria –
Located in the heart and soul of Destin is its vibrant harbor. Adorned by a recently completed boardwalk, this scenic destination is home to a community of local charter fishing boats, water activity providers, beach shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Off the harbor, Downtown Destin hosts family fun at both Big Kahunas’ Water Park and the Destin Track. Accommodations in Downtown Destin are comprised primarily of condos and townhomes, conveniently locating guests just moments from the most sought after attractions in the area
Spectacular 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath beach front home located in the exclusive gated community of 'Dunes of Destin' (downtown destin) With numerous restaurants and theme parks (big kahuna water park and the go-kart track) there is plenty to see and do in your immediate area!
Enjoy lavish decor and upscale finishings throughout this magnificent private home - built in the style of an old world tuscan villa! Breathtaking Views can be seen from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th levels. there is also a community pool just one block north with no busy roads to cross! Enjoy the brand new private pool just completed! (28x12)
First Level - Queen bed and two twin bunks and a full bath. Mounted Flat screen TV
Second Level - main level - Family room w/ gulf views, dining room w/ gulf views, full kitchen, and king bedroom with full bath which is also accessible from hallway.
Third Level - King master suite, facing Gulf with private living room area and full upscale bath, queen bedroom, queen bedroom, and full bath.
Fourth Level - Tower room with wetbar and large deck facing Gulf, queen size sleeper sofa, and half bath.
* PLEASE NOTE - the use of Stairs is necessary to access the pool or beach from the main areas of this home. The only room in this home that has access to the pool deck without the usage of stairs is the ground floor bunk room.
*This property may have date restrictions that apply. All reservations submitted online are a request until receiving an email confirmation from Ocean Reef Resorts. For more details, please review our Minimum Night Stay under Rental Policies.
For over thirty years Ocean Reef has distinguished itself as the leading vacation rental property management company on the Emerald Coast. Our current catalogue of exceptional properties spans the Gulf Coast – from Destin to Panama City Beach. Steeped in a tradition of hospitality and exemplary service, we pride ourselves on providing an unmatched vacation experience.
The heart and soul of Destin is its vibrant harbor. Adorned by a recently completed boardwalk, this scenic destination is home to a community of local charter fishing boats, water activity providers, beach shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. Off the harbor, Downtown Destin hosts family fun at both Big Kahunas’ Water Park and the Destin Track. Accommodations in Downtown Destin are comprised primarily of condos and townhomes, conveniently locating guests just moments from the most sought after attractions in the area
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Great location, awesome beach, and the pool was a nice feature to have. The indoor and outdoor furniture were very comfortable and not cheaply done.
Fantastic location but construction noise ruined the amazing sounds of the ocean and tranquility of the pool. Home has good bones but needed a thorough cleaning (we found an earring in the master and a ton of hair in the lowest level) might be why we found cockroaches inhabiting that area? Total CR's to date: 5. I suppose bugs are expected in FL but the room with the bunks was where the girls slept so we had some screaming last night. Pool heat requested for additional charge...pool people finally came by yesterday. Happy to say pool is now warm for last day. House can sleep 18 but seating area on main floor will only accomodate 7. Good thing the weather was beautiful and the kids were outside most of the time. Bring your own beach towels as the only linens on premises are for bathing. No non-stick cookware so don't plan on homemade pancakes. Weber grill sitting by trash cans never used by us. Master bed, albeit crazy uncomfortable had fantastic view of the ocean and early morning "dolphin sightings. Again, beautiful home but I would do things much differently if I were charging people what we paid.
Villa Vittoria is a beautiful home on Destin's beautiful beach. It was the perfect place for my family of 16. We all really enjoyed the private pool overlooking the beach. Being right on the beach was a big plus, and we had a wonderful time.
The house lacks a lot of tlc. The pictures on the website are deceiving. Most of the furniture is outdated and very uncomfortable. The beds, as mentioned in previous reviews, are very noisy. After checking it out, I believed it together box springs. The sleeper sofa in the room on the top was broken, thus taking away one of our family member's beds. Three toilets were leaking as well as the shower on the patio. The gas grill, as mentioned in previous reviews, still has not been replaced; although we were able to use it.
Ocean Reef was very anxious to help us and responded quickly. They checked about repairs and replacing the sleeper sofa, but the owners declined. Ocean Reef did bring us two rollaway beds. The shower on the patio was completely shut off leaving us without a way to wash the sand off when coming in from the beach.
I understand the owners getting frustrated with replacing things because so many people just don't care and don't realize or care that they are staying in someone's home. But for the amount charged for this rental, I feel the accommodations should have been better.
We were also told that the elevator in the home had been deactivated for liability reasons. A person with a handicap could not stay in this house because of all the stairs.
I will list some Pros/cons of the House. I will say that on the cons we never contacted Ocean Reef about them as we just preferred to enjoy our vacation and deal with what we had rather than have any back and forth. The area around the house is very nice and plenty to walk to as well as drive to quickly.
The house is incredible. Gorgeous views from so many spots on balconies. The location is great as you’re of course beachfront & the water & sand are absolutely incredible. You have everything you would need in the house. The outdoor patio is great compared to other houses nearby. The canopy seating is nice when you need a break from the hot sun & some of us fell asleep on the comfortable couch in there. Beds were comfortable but sort of loud and creaky which was bad when you have a toddler sleeping in your room. The showers in the house are fantastic and I recommend you try them all out. I would definitely suggest staying here in this gated community also as your beach is private. You could look to the left or right and see the beaches were more crowded away from this more private area. You also have 2 free beach chairs waiting for you each day that we were unaware of until we first walked out and were told about.
Again, we never contacted them to say anything but per a previous review just before we went they lied on it about the grille.
The gas grille was embarrassing. When your paying so much for a place you should get a quality grille. Someone before us complained and it said they replaced the grille which isn’t true. Unless they're referring to the charcoal grille. We utilized what we had and cooked with charcoal. The Gas grille had a new full tank but its so rusted and crusty and there also wasn’t even a connector to connect the tank to the grille. I’m guess this wasn’t fixed due to it being offseason now.
The Steps…Yikes. If your staying here in the future you better work on your cardio right Now. I would recommend using the outdoor ones every time if your staying in the basement because using those steep narrow steps from the living room is very dangerous.
Overall the house is great. Nothing is perfect but there are a few things that could be made better after so many great vacations. The sink in the kitchen is majorly struggling to work. The DVD player is hidden in a side closet with the house sound system if you want to use it. We finally found it.
I had more to post but unfortunately there isn't enough room on here.
This is a great house, perfect location, beautiful patio and pool area. But it is showing the signs of heavy use and abuse from all the fun times it has provided. The AC units are gasping for breath, the top floors are very warm, the gas grill is in horrible condition, the kitchen faucet just dribbles water, don't even think about drying your towels in the dryer. If you have ederly family members navigating the stairs can be pretty tough. Especially the spiral stairs. That being said our family had a great time together but unless we were assured these issues were corrected we will look for another spot.
This home was the perfect spot for our family vacation. The pool and hottub were spectacular. We have never found a home that has such a beautiful private pool looking out over the beach. Also, the gentlemen that came over to make sure the pool was in perfect condition were very nice, and took care of our needs promptly. We would definately rent your wonderful beach home again!