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MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

PRIVATE BEACH - Ocean Front - Direct Access | ALL NEW | 5 BR / 4 BTH


Welcome to the Luxurious Maison du Soleil

Maison du Soleil is a world-class destination where guests can come to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. This direct access oceanfront sanctuary awaits you on the private white sand beaches within the exclusive gated resort community of Destiny-by-the-Sea. This striking one-of-a-kind contemporary masterpiece sets the new standard in coastal holidays by featuring exceptional quality and impeccable design. Maison du Soleil has recently undergone a near million dollar renovation and redesign, and now combines state-of-the-art technology with sleek sophisticated contemporary style.

Flawlessly maintained and designed for full relaxation, this elegant villa caters to your every need. The living room and master retreat each feature floor-to-ceiling glass, which showcases the villa’s impressive oceanfront views. The spacious and well-appointed rooms are superbly decorated with new designer furnishings in a stylish palette of elegant neutrals. Enjoy creating fine cuisine in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen, which features high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. Entertain in the separate and impressively sized dining area with soaring ceilings. Take the full speed all access elevator to the fourth floor rooftop terrace and discover a secluded paradise for private sunbathing, serene stargazing or a massage. Relax on the wrap-around deck which provides unobstructed oceanfront views. Last but certainly not least, enjoy the convenience of private direct access to the beach.

Maison du Soleil now features a newly renovated covered beach level outdoor living space, and is known to have the only one of this scale and function on a beach level location. This outdoor living space features a stainless steel refrigerator, built in DSC grill and hood, a full size sink with disposal, granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, a SONOS Wi Fi sound system, a round teak dining table that seats six and lounge furniture that includes an ultra-plush sofa, oversized chair and two swivel lounge chairs. For added convenience, an outdoor covered shower and foot spray has been added adjacent to the direct access beach walkway.

The SONOS wireless sound system is available on all four levels of the residence and can be controlled by each guest by using their personal smartphone, iPad or tablet, or by using the iPad Mini that is supplied by the homeowner. The SONOS wireless sound system may be synchronized throughout the home, or guests have the choice to enjoy customized sound from any source on each level. The renowned LUTRON automatic lighting has been installed throughout and offers guests the ability to change the ambiance of a single room or the entire home with the simple touch of a button.

Destiny-by-the-Sea, located directly on Crystal Beach, is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast. Book your escape to the luxurious Maison du Soleil and experience peace and tranquility.

Shopping: Destin Commons - Fresh Market, Starbucks, Panera, and a theatre are all within a couple of miles.

Maison du Soleil is quickly becoming a premier wedding venue. We recommend that wedding ceremonies be scheduled after 5:30 PM due to beach service clearing chairs and umbrellas by 5:00 PM. Parking is available within the community until 10:00 PM for guests, or they may park next door and walk to the residence through the nearby side gate. The community requests that guests be kept to approximately 40. A one-time minimal wedding fee and additional security deposit may be applied at the time of reservation.

Pets are not permitted.

Maison du Soleil: Sleeps up to 19

First Floor:

Guest Room: two sets of bunk beds (sleeps 6)

Full size on bottom with mattress pads for added comfort and twins on top.

Full Bathroom

Indoor Beach Lounge Area: sectional sofa and flat screen TV

Outdoor Living Area: teakwood and white cushioned furniture, cocktail and end tables, large sink, refrigerator, 48 inch outdoor built-in gas grill and outdoor shower.

Second Floor:


Dining Room

Wet Bar

Living Room: 50 inch flat screen TV, large sectional sofa, two armchairs

Full Bathroom

Master Bedroom: two full beds (sleeps 4), sitting area and full bathroom.

Elevator Access

Third Floor:

Grand Master Suite: king size bed (sleeps 2), floor to ceiling glass walls with white linen drapes, white Linet Roset convertible love seat (to full size bed- sleeps 2), master bathroom with dual vanities and a Jason Air massaging bathtub

Guest Bedroom: queen sized bed (sleeps 2), American Leather convertible twin bed/chair (sleeps 1), two walk-in closets, wall mounted flat screen TV, and full bathroom that features tub, shower and dual sinks

Elevator Access

Fourth Floor:

Private rooftop terrace: A Zen inspired refuge that offers unobstructed views and a custom king size bed (sleeps 2)

Additional Amenities:

Guests have exclusive use of four new beach bikes

Luxurious linens


Surround Sound


Home and community information, including features, terms, availability, amenities and design as described online, as well as those reflected in photos and video, are subject to change at any time without notice or obligation.

About the Owner:

The owner has owned and operated this luxurious villa with express care and genuine love for over 10 years. Dedicated to the community and environmentally friendly solutions, they are conscious of the eco-friendly initiatives that boost sustainability while lowering our carbon footprint. We welcome and encourage questions about the owner prior to guests making their reservation, as our goal is to offer the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.


Keywords: Beach Front House Gulf Ocean View Luxury

More Details

Sheilah Griggs
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Sheilah Griggs

Maison du Soleil has been owned by our family for over 10 years. We personally operate this residence with express care and love as we consider Maison du Soleil a generational asset. We welcome and encourage quests questions regarding our financial stability and security prior to making their reservation. Our goal is to offer our guests the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.

Sheilah Griggs purchased this house in 2003

Why Sheilah Griggs chose Destiny-By-The-Sea

Maison du Soleil is considered a world class destination. Having recently undergone a near million dollar complete renovation and redesign this is one of the most unique and luxurious beachfront homes on the entire coast. This all concrete and glass architecturally modern residence has rare and unique features including beach level outdoor living, dining, and kitchen area. All new custom designer furnishings all in an elegant neutral pallet add to the feeling of luxury. All newly renovated and redesigned with state of the art wireless Sonos sound system controlled from the provided iPad or a smart phone, LED lighting, ceiling fans, built in grill, refrigerator, sink, granite counters and beautiful luxury outdoor furniture, all directly on the beach but covered. The Ultra Plush AstroTurf covered 4th floor roof top deck is perfect for private sunbathing and exquisite star gazing. There's nothing like it anywhere! I designed this house with the beach and outdoor enthusiast in mind. It's beyond peaceful as well as medicinal.

What makes this house unique

ULTRA PRIVATE BEACH with DIRECT ACCESS. Ocean front. Maison du Soleil is notably one of the most recognized Villas along the entire coast due to its unmistakable architectural design elements. Pairing the textures of concrete and glass imbues the widely coveted accomplishment of perfectly balancing yin and yang as demonstrated in this newly renovated and redesigned residence | Now fully equipped to accommodate 19 overnight guests | Unique to this section of the coast is the new covered beach level expansive outdoor living space offering a high end kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, built-in DCS Grill, hood, full size sink, disposal, sleek granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, dining and living area complimented by designer furnishings | Outdoor beachside undercover shower and foot spray | State of the art technology: SONOS Wireless sound system on all 4 levels - guests may activate the system using their own Smart Phone , iPad or operate using the complimentary Mini iPad - High speed wireless internet access - 6 duel line phones and intercom | Lighting: LUTRON automated lighting & LED throughout | 4th Floor Rooftop Lounge/Suite: Plush down filled cream cushioned and teak furniture, ultra plush AstroTurf - private sunbathing, serene, almost surreal star gazing | 4 complimentary new beach chairs | 4 complimentary new beach bikes | Short walking distance to the community pool and 7 person hot tub | Gated, sidewalk community with 24 hour guard | 2 bay over-sized garage | Professionally designed landscaping with mature palms | Impeccably maintained, flawless condition | Easy access via email or telephone to the owner's representative | Destin is a top beach vacation destination featuring sugar sand beaches and emerald colored water, it is absolutely majestic and breathtaking | Nearby upscale shopping, Starbucks, dining and entertainment | Only minutes to the Destin Airport and a selection of premier FBOs

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is not your typical beach house. This house belongs in Unique Homes Magazine. The Views are awesome! This house is very hip while still maintaining a comfortable atmosphere. The contemporary design, open floor plan and proximity to the beach made staying at the house a magical experience. My 80 year old father is a civil engineer and he was even impressed with the architecture of concrete and glass. The elevator came in handy for my father since he now uses a walker. Our children had plenty of room to play inside and the covered beach level area has a big open space for the them to set up another play area. We enjoyed being in the gated community, the gateman was friendly and was always available to answer questions about the area. The restaurants are all close by and the cafe down the street makes the pastries! We love the house and will book our stay here again.
Feb 2014
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Destiny-By-The-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two Person Jacuzzi Tub | Graciously Sized Shower | Slate Flr
    Thrid Floor Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Beach Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The luxurious Master Bathroom Retreat was designed for pleasure and relaxation | The beautiful color palette sets the tone for pure relaxation and calmness of mind | Spa inspired, this bathroom harmonizes the senses and transcends the outside world | Designed to provide a private personal oasis | Enjoy the two person jacuzzi tub and the graciously sized separate shower | Flooded with Natural light
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Third Floor Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Third Floor Guest Room. - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Second Floor Guest Room. - 2 double
    Beach Level Bunk Room. - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Full on Bottom, Single on Top
    Fourth Floor Loft. - 1 king
  • Master Suite Sleeps 4 Third Floor Guest Sleeps 3 Second Floor Guest Sleeps 4 Beach Level Bunk Room Sleeps 6 Fourth Floor Loft Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Daily beach service is provided 9:00am - 5:00pm for a fee from Sun, Sand and Sea.


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MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19
average rating of 4.822222 based on 46 reviews

Phenominal. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

From top to bottom, our experience at Maison du Soleil was fantastic. We had 3 families in the house, a total of 9 people, from age 3 to 62. The house is just beautiful. The views are amazing. We felt completely spoiled due to the location, the beach privacy, the fact that you can literally walk out of the house, straight on to the beach. It was the only house we could see that had the bottom level grilling/entertainment area with direct beach access- no stairs (VERY nice with 2 small kids). The beach chair service every morning was very much appreciated. If we ever needed anything, Sheilah was just a phone call away. The neighborhood pool was just a short walk, and was clean and quiet. We were floored by how equipped the house was, for both inside and outside use (and we used ALL of the outdoor amenities). The kitchen was so completely stocked with every utensil and appliance you can imagine. Bowls, serving trays, grilling utensils, a new KEURIG (vital to our family), pots and pans - EVERYTHING. The elevator was very convenient for loading up and moving things from floor to floor. The grill had everything you need. 2 outdoor showers, and the new outdoor swinging bed were a big hit. Do yourself a favor, and go up to the roof at night. Unspeakably serene to see the stars, hear the waves and feel the breeze. Great location. Everything is close. Traffic is AWFUL in the summer season, but that is an issue wherever you stay on the Emerald Coast. Enjoyed the local restaurants (Harbor Docks twice, the Crab Trap), helicopter rides, water park and shopping. I have recommended this home to my family and friends, and will definitely book this location again for our next beach trip. It was ideal for our eclectic group, which made our trip immeasurably more enjoyable! My small kids were so happy and well behaved, that I can only attribute it to the "feel good mojo" in the house. Can't recommend Maison du Soleil enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation

  • 4 of 5

This is a very beautiful home with plenty of room for family. The views and beach are spectacular.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home is beautiful but not all electronics work

  • 3 of 5

Many electronic problems

No one to call for repairs

They won’t respond

Manager sent several tex messages but no response

So problems just have to live with it during your stay

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for winter too

  • 5 of 5

Spent the week between Christmas and New Year's with 4 generations ages 6 months to 82 years. Absolutely loved it. House was as advertised. Beach right out the back door, no stairs. We had a few nice days where we could enjoy sitting on the beach, other days we had plenty of room inside to play games, watch movies (multiple TVs), and enjoy the view through the floor to ceiling glass walls. Appreciated having the washer and dryer, and we kept the Keurig active. Kitchen contains everything you need, you just provide food from grocery stores close by. A bathroom on the 4th floor would have been nice but we managed without it. Sheilah was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will not be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! I’ve stayed in many different home along the cost and this one is by far one of the best. All you will need to bring is your sunscreen, flip flops and fill the frig. The house will have “everything “ else you will need, from chairs for the beach and toys for the kids! The outdoor sitting areas was perfect for the smaller kids and they loved the bed swing. The only negative thing I would say about this house, I wish there were another way up to the top floor beside using the elevator. I would highly recommend this house to anyone with kids or without. #perfectvaca

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Car: recommended

Destiny-by-the-Sea , located directly on Crystal Beach, west of the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Destiny-by-the-Sea is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast - Located between Destin and Sandestin on Scenic Highway 98. Destiny by the Sea is the only community located entirely on the South side of Scenic Gulf Drive. With just over 100 homes, Destiny by the Sea is Destin's premier private, gated community which has a lushly landscaped resort-style pool (Heated: Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, New Years Week, March through the first week of April), hot tub, guard-gated entrance and private beach access via two beach boardwalks. The private beach covers a 1,700-foot stretch of beach front.

There are several restaurants all within a 10 minute walk and some next door.

1. Camille's (best of the closest for breakfast and sushi, fish, steaks etc)

2. Crab Trapp (literally a 5 min walk on the beach to their open air outdoor grill and bar on the beach)

3. Daves

4. 790

Destin is located approximately 15 miles west of the South Walton and Scenic Hwy 30A and is 48 miles west of Panama City Beach in the panhandle of Florida. Attractions near Destiny by the Sea include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, the nation's largest designer outlet center, with stores including J. Crew, Saks Off Fifth, Armani, Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers and more. Destin's signature open-air lifestyle center, Destin Commons is located on the North side of Highway 98, just north of Crystal Beach. It's stores & restaurants include Belk, AMC Movie Theater, Bass Pro Shops, Zoes Kitchen, and Starbucks Coffee.

Choice of Airport depends on your deprture city.

1. Panama City (ECP) - Southwest typically has great rates.

2. Ft. Walton Beach Airport (VPS).

Both airports are approximately 45 minutes away.

A short drive down highway 98 is the Destin harbor, home to the largest fleet of deep sea fishing charter boats in Florida. HarborWalk Village, located along the Destin Harbor, features shops and acclaimed restaurants that include Harry T's, La Famigilia on the Harbor, and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. HarborWalk Village also features a kids play zone which includes a bungee trampoline, 500-foot zip line, aqua spheres, 40-foot rock wall, and the 80-foot free fall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $495 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.8%

No college groups! This is a family rental ONLY! NO BOOKINGS UNDER 25 YRS OLD | Maison de Soleil is an extraordinary residence equipped with the finest amenities and furnishings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.