Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

3 Story Beach Home. Private Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room, Elevator. Balcony Views!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private House, 6 Bedroom, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 22) Seasonal Beach Service Included

Castle by the Sea lives up to its name with views from every floor and 4,400 square feet of living space! Designed with the beach lifestyle in mind, this home combines quality furnishings, a spacious floor plan, and all of the amenities a resort would offer. Enjoy your own private pool with gentle slope entry and large hot tub with water jets spraying out of the deck or relax inside in the game room. Situated within the exclusive Gulf-front, gated community of Dunes of Destin in a breathtaking coastal setting that is just steps from the Gulf of Mexico and includes beach chair service everyday of your stay.

Bedding Summary:

3rd Floor Master Bedroom: King Bed

3rd Floor Guest Bedroom: King Bed

3rd Floor Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed

2nd Floor Master Bedroom: King Bed

1st Floor Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed

1st Floor Bunk Area: Full over Full Bunk, Twin over Twin Bunk

1st Floor Living Area: Queen Sleeper Sofa

2nd Floor Living Area: Two Queen Sleeper Sofas

1st Floor

A grand foyer welcomes you as you enter Castle by the Sea. The first floor living space includes a game room with an air hockey table and plenty of comfortable furniture around a large flat screen TV, perfect for the whole family. The Guest bedroom on this floor has a Queen bed, flat screen TV, and connects to the first floor bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is also a bunk area with two sets of bunkbeds capable of sleeping eight people.

The one of a kind pool deck is accessible from the first floor and includes amenities that you will not find anywhere else. The private pool has a gentle slope entry, multiple jets and fountains, and LED lights to illuminate your nighttime swim. The hot tub is connected to the pool and is perfectly situated to enjoy the outdoor television. The other pool deck amenities include a full outdoor kitchen, private gas grill, and plenty of lounge furniture.

2nd Floor

The second floor has a large, open floorplan and includes the living area, dining area, kitchen, and wet bar. With windows on every wall the space is filled with natural light and invites you out onto the balcony with plenty of seating perfect for outdoor dining. The living area is comfortably furnished and a great place to relax and watch the large flat screen TV after a day on the beach. In the fully equipped kitchen you will find granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen comes stocked with all the cookware and dishware you need to prepare and serve meals for families of all sizes. The large dining table can seat up to 16 people and has unique bench seating. There are five custom made barstools at the breakfast bar and a small breakfast table for four that provide additional seating. A wet bar area just off of the kitchen features beautiful granite, barware, and a unique martini glass-shaped sink.

One of the home’s two Master bedrooms is located on this floor. The bedroom features a King bed, flat screen TV, a private Master bathroom, and private access to a balcony overlooking the pool deck. The Master bathroom has a walk-in shower, Jacuzzi tub, and double vanity.

3rd Floor

The third floor features three large bedrooms, one of which is the main Master bedroom and a large balcony with a wet bar and access to the rooftop terrace. The Master bedroom has a King bed, flat screen TV, and private access to the third floor balcony. The adjoining Master bathroom has a large walk-in shower, jetted tub, and custom double vanities. This floor also contains a King Guest bedroom with a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and access to the balcony. As well as a Queen Guest bedroom and private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

*Complimentary Beach Service Included March 1 – October 31

Dunes of Destin Community Information

Dunes of Destin is a private, gated community located in the heart of Destin, Florida, and offers some of the most beautiful private vacation homes on the Emerald Coast. All of the homes are located either on the Gulf of Mexico or just a short stroll away.

This upscale community is one of the most exclusive vacation communities Destin has to offer! Featuring some of the most luxurious vacation homes on the Gulf coast, amenities include private beach access, a community pool, gazebos, and a private lake with beautiful fountains that are lighted and look stunning at night.

Dunes of Destin is just minutes from everything the area has to offer. There is something for everyone in the family! You may enjoy world class shopping at one of the areas many shopping centers – Destin Commons, Silver Sands Factory Stores, Harbor Walk Village, and the shops at Baytowne Wharf. The Destin area is home to countless award winning restaurants, nationally renowned golf courses, and many great outdoor and indoor activities! Combined with the luxurious homes and amenities offered, the Dunes of Destin is the perfect vacation retreat! You will want to return year after year!


Private Beach Access

Community Pool

Lake with Fountains and Lights at Night


Destin Area Information:

Destin is well known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village largely because of its roots as a top fishing destination and quick access to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Destin boasts the largest charter fishing fleet in the state of Florida. If you have an interest in charter deep sea fishing – Destin is the place. But, there is much more to Destin than charter fishing. Destin has evolved over the years to be a top beach vacation destination. Featuring sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-colored water, it is an absolutely beautiful area. The town itself offers many upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Much of the development of the area has been done with luxury lifestyles in mind. Destin also has one of the busiest private airports in the country. There are an abundance of things to do in Destin to include water parks, water sports rentals, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, power boating, sailing, fishing, tennis, shopping, or just plain relaxing on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Treat yourself to a great little beach town vacation – Destin, Florida, located on Florida’s Panhandle.<br>

Professionally Managed by Compass Resorts

More Details

Property Manager
Compass Resorts
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Compass Resorts

Founded in 2006, Compass Resorts offers travelers a wide variety of vacation rental homes in the greater Destin area. From 1-bedroom condos to 7-bedroom Gulf-front houses, all of our rental homes meet the highest Quality standards. Compass Resorts offers vacation properties in Central Destin, South Walton, Holiday Isle, and Okaloosa Island in sought-after communities like Destiny by the Sea, Dunes of Destin, the Silver Beach Towers Resort, Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa, Destin Towers, and many more. The Compass Resorts website provides detailed information about all of our communities and vacation homes - as well as local events, area information, and concierge recommendations. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality Vacation Rental Experience as measured by Guest satisfaction. We listen intently to the needs of our Guests, and do business fairly, honestly, and with the highest level of care. Each year, we welcome thousands of families to the Destin area, and we enjoy making them feel right at home. The dedicated staff of Compass Resorts makes the difference!


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3rd Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    3rd Floor Guest King Ensuite - toilet , shower
    3rd Floor Guest Queen Ensuite - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    1st Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • 3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    3rd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    3rd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
    1st Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    1st Floor Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , Full over Full & Twin over Twin
    1st Floor Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd Floor Living Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedding Summary: 3rd Floor Master Bedroom: King Bed 3rd Floor Guest Bedroom: King Bed 3rd Floor Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed 2nd Floor Master Bedroom: King Bed 1st Floor Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed 1st Floor Bunk Area: Full over Full Bunk, Twin over Twin Bunk 1st Floor Living Area: Queen Sleeper Sofa 2nd Floor Living Area: Two Queen Sleeper Sofas
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
3 Story Beach Home. Private Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room, Elevator. Balcony Views!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

beautiful house with great views

  • 5 of 5

Management property is one of the best I’ve ever dealt with. We definitely recommended this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Location, Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house. It was in a perfect spot to walk to the beach and it had all the amenities that our kids could ask for if they just wanted a break from the sand! It was perfect for the 12 of us and could possibly accommodate a few more if needed. We will definitely use this house again in the future:)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
dickson tn

Could easily be a 5 star

  • 4 of 5

Let me start by saying compass resorts is a top notch company. We were there during the hurricane and had issues with the roof leaking and water ran into house. The owners were aware of this before the storm. The pool and hot tub heater was a problem the whole time. The house is large and nicely decorated. We enjoyed our stay for the most part and would stay again. The beach and beach access is as good as it gets. The parking is tight and could use some more room. The HOA manager was a jerk about a car hanging 6 inches on sidewalk when there were portajohns on sidewalk right beside it. There was some construction going on next door and yhe kept road blocked a lot. Other than that great place to stay and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The house was amazing. There was so much room and space for my whole family. pool. Spa beach sweet

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. There was so much room and space for my whole family.the pool. Spa and the beach was sweet. Thank you so much. It was the best birthday ever.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

I would highly recommend staying here

  • 5 of 5

I would not say it sleeps 25. The correct # would be 14. Adult couples would account for 10, 2 in each of the 5 bedrooms. The bunk room is right off the garage and it is really not a room. It is perfect for kids though. I would say 4 should sleep there. You could have them share the bottom bunk and make it 6. That would require kids sleeping together. We had 5 couples and 2 kids. It worked out perfect. 2 more kids would be fine in my opinion. Everything was excellent. Nothing to complain about. The elevator is a little tricky, so don't count on it. It works fine, just needs to be done correctly and that takes everyone knowing what to do. If one doesn't, it'll stay on a floor and not move. It is decorated great. Kitchen is awesome. Outside kitchen is awesome! Pool is perfect. Watching TV in the jacuzzi is cool. Have fun on your stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad these guests enjoyed the home and found everything was excellent. We sincerely appreciate getting positive and constructive feedback from our guests as we want our guests to have a great experience. We get lots of good comments on the TV the pool deck, we think its pretty cool too. We will take a look at the elevator to make sure everything is working as it should be and see if we can do anything to make it less tricky. On the # sleeps, the max is listed as 22, don’t forget about the three Queen size sleeper sofas, one on the first floor and two on the second. We recognize not all adults are going to want to sleep on a bunk or sleeper sofa, but if you have a large group, the home can accommodate.
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Nearest Airport
17.3 Miles
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Beach
Private Community Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates listed above do not include fees and taxes.
  • $
  • US Dollars
  • Rates listed do not include fees or taxes.