|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Island Blue is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath (sleeps 11) luxurious home that has been professionally decorated and just promotes relaxing. It has 4 huge porches with views of the East Pass, Destin Harbor and a glimpse of the Gulf of Mexico. There is a private salt water pool with a lanai area when you can hang out in the shade. Along the side of the house there is a gas grill and hammock as well as an outdoor shower. (Please see the link to our web site with additional photos and info just under the calendar below.)
The main living area is very spacious with seating for 12. There is a stereo system that allows you to plug in your iPod or iPhone (other) and enjoy your favorite music by the pool and in the main living area. The kitchen has everything you would need to put together and serve a gourmet meal. There is an extra ice maker in the laundry room so you will always have ice for your beach cooler.
The Master Suite and Guest Suite both have king beds and private bathrooms with access to a large porch. There is a 'boys' room with a queen bed and its own bath room across the hall. The 'girls' room has a total of 5 single beds (bunk bed, day bed and two trundle beds). It has a beautiful porch with a bench swing and view of the East Pass and the Lake Caroline across the street. There are two Rinnai tank less hot water heaters so you will never run out of water while everyone take a shower after a day at the beach. Every bedroom has it's own TV.
The neighborhood, Destin Pointe, is a private gated community with 24x7 security guards. There are two lakes on the property, tennis courts (85 yards away) and two community pools. It is a short walk to the Gulf beach (~450 yards) and even shorter to the East Pass beach (~250 yards) where you can snorkel or pull up your jet ski; or you can make a phone call and a neighborhood shuttle service will pick you up and drop you off where needed (9-5 everyday).
My wife Rhonda and I live in Atlanta and have been visiting the Destin beaches for years and years. We fell in love with Destin Pointe due to its island location with easy access to the Gulf, the East Pass and snorkeling and the Destin Harbor.
Rhonda Ewers purchased this house in 2006
It is so nice to be on the island. 98 can be so crowded but we can just cross 98 at Gulf Shore Drive to get to Target or the Winn Dixie and we can have everything we need to go back and enjoy a nice quiet island get away. There are two lakes in Destin Pointe and bird watching is always interesting. The jetties along the East Pass are a great spot for fishing. If nothing else, you can sit and watch the fishing boats come and go through the East Pass all day. Watching the sun set over the water at the East pass is also a nice thing to do.
Our home has a very private courtyard with a saltwater pool in the back. The home is decorated to the 9's and has the ability to connect a computer or iPod to play music throughout the main living are and by the pool. The side beach (by the East Pass) is a short walk away and is always 'calmer' than the Gulf. It is also the location when the snorkeling cruises bring people to snorkel. There are two community pools (one heated) and a hot tub. There are also two lighted tennis courts (85 yards from the house). Although it is only a short walk to the front beach (Gulf) of the side beach (East Pass), there is a shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off where you want. In season, every Thursday night, you can watch the fireworks sponsored by The City of Destin from the porch. The neighborhood is private, gated and has 24x7 security.
We stayed at Island Blue for Spring Break. There were 3 families that stayed here for a total of 12 people. We were all nicely accommodated. We stayed last year across the street and fell in love with the neighborhood. This house had everything you needed. The ice machine is an extra nice thing that we weren't expecting. The beach is about a 5 minute walk or you can take the tram if you wanted. The kids lived in the heated pool when we were not at the beach. All the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was spacious as the house we were in last year was a little tight when more than 2 people were trying to cook. The parking is a little tricky but we made it work with 3 vehicles - a Yukon XL, 4Runner, and a sedan. I was able to park my Yukon XL in one side of the garage and the 4 runner in the other and the sedan in the driveway. The location is so close to everything but yet very secluded and quiet. There are a lot of stairs so if you are not able to climb stairs you may want to rethink staying here. But there is a room off the main level with a King bed and bathroom that you could stay in and only have to go up the one flight of the stairs. All other bedrooms are upstairs. But I think that is with most homes in Destin Pointe. Steve and Rhonda were excellent to work with and they want to make sure that you enjoy your vacation. The worst thing was having to leave! We look forward to coming back next year.
We stayed at Island Blue the last week of October 2015. Very comfortable nice relaxing time, plan on staying here again next year.
We stayed at Island Blue in September 2015 for a week. we had stayed across the street from Island Blue last year and met the people that were staying at Island Blue at the time. They took us on a tour and we knew we wanted to stay here this year. The home is superb with a fully equipped kitchen, private pool and lanai, gas grill, and double garage. The owners were very easy to work with and even have a notebook with pictures and descriptions of how everything in the house works. A tram service takes you to the beach and brings you back with just a phone call. Several balconies on each end of the house and you can even watch the fireworks at the Destin Bridge from the MBR balcony. We will definitely be going back. Destin Pointe is a gated community with 24 hour guard house.
This home is superb!! Our family enjoyed the home, pool and beach. Wonderful new Tram to pick us up at our front door and transport us to th beach. Island Blue makes you feel at home. We grilled and used the pool while cooking. Family games were played nightly. Great restaurants accessible from this home! No worries with gated community. Owners very easy to work with. Highly recommend.
We just returned from our second family vacation at Island Blue located in the Destin Pointe Community. We had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful, comfortable, practical and worked perfectly for our family. We cook most of our meals and go out just a few times during the week. The kitchen is great and accommodates our needs. The balconies provide a great place for morning coffee or afternoon naps. The area surrounding the house and private pool are beautifully maintained. We enjoyed hanging outside in the lanai area by the private pool.
Two beaches chairs and umbrella are included in the weekly fee. I also appreciate the cleaning fee included in the rental fee.
Destin Pointe is a gated community with wonderful community facilities......pristine beaches, tram service, two pools, tennis courts and much more.
The owner's summary and client reviews are spot on for this rental and surrounding community. Rhonda thank you for sharing your home with us.
This is exactly what you're looking for! Beautiful house with every accomidation that you could want. The house is so beautifully decorated it is like staying at a luxurious hotel for a week. There is so many things to list that are great about this house I don't know where to start, between the location to beach.. just around the corner. To the private pool and porches... heated pool and perfect for just laying out and relaxing. The comfort of a gated community! Not to mention the owners who are just the sweetest people and very accomidating. We are already planning our trip back!
|Cleaning Fee||$260 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
A $750 Refundable deposit reserves your week and acts as a damage deposit (it is refunded upon checkout) and is due when booking. 50% of rent is due 60 days prior to arrival and 50% is due 30 days before arrival.