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Breathtaking 4 story Mansion, in Destin, Sleeps 25. Private pool. Beach front!

Bedrooms 11
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

11 Bedrooms, 14 Baths, Sleeps 25

The magnificent Palazzo del Mar is a gulf-front, gated estate situated within the Emerald Coast's most exclusive address of “The Shores of Crystal Beach.” This mansion was designed for entertaining. The event-friendly rental is ideal for large groups, family reunions, retreats, and weddings. Boasting 11 bedrooms and 11 full and three half baths, this four-story home has 13,342 interior heated and cooled square feet and a grand total of more than 17,000 square feet including four travertine stone terraces of European inspiration. Quality craftsmanship throughout the home featuring Brazilian cherry wood floors, granite countertops, custom stone and marble fireplaces, 12” crown molding, and lighted trey ceilings. Guardian whole-house air purification systems located in both the main house and guest house provide ionization to sanitize the air. The elevator visits all four floors and a dumbwaiter carries items from the kitchen on the first floor up to the second floor complete with a sports bar, poker room, billiards table and theater.

Experience the most panoramic views of the Gulf as well as sunrises and sunsets from any of its four terraces covered in 3,500 square feet of Brazilian travertine stone. Swim in the in-ground, outdoor pool with swim-up bar overlooking the gulf, wind down in the heavily jetted in-ground jacuzzi or relax on your own white sand deeded beach with private access. The property has a separate, 3-bedroom guest cottage with majestic gulf views, bamboo floors, granite counter tops and a full kitchen complete with Viking and Subzero appliances above the heated and cooled garage.

Palazzo Del Mar has been regarded as Destin's premier luxury beachfront property for more than a decade. It is the largest, most luxurious property on the Emerald Coast, but its comfortable furnishings, practical design and family-friendly atmosphere is what ultimately sets it apart and ensures memories that last a lifetime.

Palazzo Del Mar is managed by Five Star Properties. In addition to the Five Star VIP Prograrm (described below), Palazzo Del Mar is serviced by a dedicated beach attendant from March through October who will setup and take down your beach chairs each day and remain on the beach in front of Palazzo throughout the day to ensure you receive the location and space you desire.

Five Star VIP Program (averages $200/day of free activities)

Rrentals in Destin and Miramar Beach include one free pass per day to the following activities:

November – February

Golf at Santa Rosa, Regatta Bay, Baytowne, or Sandestin (Links or Raven)

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

March - October

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Big Kahuna's Water Park

*An additional, non refundable fee of $2,500 is charged for events.

*There is a $2,000 credit card hold for reserving this property.

*Pool heat included at no extra charge.

Scroll down (below the photos and calendar) to view amenities, bathroom specifications and sleeping configurations.

More Details

Property Manager
Five Star Beach Properties
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Five Star Beach Properties

There is a reason we call ourselves Five Star Properties – our guests experience five-star rated service in five-star rated homes. Five Star Properties offers the most elite homes in Destin and 30A and pairs them with exceptional service for a luxury vacation experience.

Luxury Homes

We hand-select only the best homes in Destin and 30A for our inventory. With about 100 properties to choose from, we match you to your perfect vacation home. A home from Five Star is more than a place to rest your head on vacation; it's a place to experience luxury.

Five Star Service

We take care of our guests like family with industry-leading services such as personalized greetings, in-house concierge services, free activity passes, on-staff housekeepers, and a professional maintenance team on call 24/7.

Area Expertise

Five Star Properties knows Destin and 30A top to bottom. Our area knowledge allows you to experience the area like a local. We'll give you the scoop on the locals' favorite things to do and places to go, and we even provide you with free passes to the area's top attractions. We are sure to make you feel right at home.

A Five Star Experience

At Five Star Properties, we want to make your next vacation experience a Five Star experience. We've made it super easy to book online, and also keep our phone lines open 24/7 if you'd like to speak with us directly, 800-208-2324. Let us show you what it's like to experience service and luxury with Five Star Properties!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this awesome home. It is more beautiful than we ever expected. We are here with our four sons and ten grandchildren to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. This is the first time in six years we have been on vacation together and your home was the perfect size.

Thank you again for sharing your home with us.
Jul 2012
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 13300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 25
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king , 2 King Beds
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2 twins
    Twin Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Living Area With Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
  • 1st Floor: Children's media room Sleeper sofa (2) 2nd Floor: King bedroom (2) King bedroom (2) 3rd Floor: Sitting room / TV room with sleeper sofa (2) King bedroom (2) King bedroom with two King beds (4) King bedroom (2) King bedroom (2) 4th Floor: King master bedroom (2) Guest House: Kitchen Living room with flat screen Queen master bedroom with private bathroom (2) Twin bedroom with two Twin beds (2) Twin bedroom with one Twin bed (1) Full bathroom Sleeps 25 (20 in main house / 5 in guest house)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House manager (exclusive to Palazzo) located within minutes of home available 24/7 to handle your requests.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking 4 story Mansion, in Destin, Sleeps 25. Private pool. Beach front!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 16 reviews
Lakeville, MN

Stunning! Best property in Destin by far.

  • 5 of 5

This property is nothing short of spectacular. It is better in person than it is in the pictures. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a recently hired house manager who gave us a short tour of the home and demonstrated how to use the primary features of the home (A/C, Elevator, T. V’s, music, theater, etc.). I had read a prior review where a guest had a few issues with these things so I paid close attention during the short demonstration and everything worked just fine throughout the week. The house manager was not only very knowledgeable about the home but he was available upon request throughout the week for any questions we had. I have stayed in a lot of beach homes in Destin and none of them come even close to this home. Everything in this home is meticulously cared for and there is a luxurious, yet very comfortable and family-friendly feel to this home. The home is perfect for multiple families as it has multiple community gathering areas (like the 2nd floor sports bar and theater area), but also has plenty of space to get away from one another as needed. I will definitely vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We greatly appreciate your feedback! The house manager was one of our staff greeters, who we train on each of our properties so they can give guests a tour upon arrival. We are glad you found this service we provide free to guests helpful! It is our goal to provide a five-star experience for all of our guests by providing beautiful rentals, top service, and great amenities. We look forward to your next stay with us in Crystal Beach of Destin, Florida! Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Albuquerque, NM

Beauitful Beach House

  • 3 of 5

The house and furnishing were great---a real luxury mansion. We had our family reunion here and had a great time. However, there were some unpleasant experiences. The lady who met us on arrival was not very familiar with the house, e.g., she did not know how the entry gate worked or when garbage was picked up. The air conditioning system was very confusing to use. We could not get the system to maintain the selected temperature. No matter what temperature was selected most of the units ran all the time. There were no controls on the third floor. We were told by the maintenance people that the only control available was in a locked closet that only the owner could open. Maintenance personnel tried to help us but nothing seemed to work. We had two babies on the third floor and the temperature in their room in the morning was 68 degrees. Air conditioning technicians were supposed to work on the third floor unit on Wednesday but they did not show up. All the TVs in the house are controlled with Ipads. There were no instructions so we had to experiment to learn how to use the Ipads to find the desired channel. Some of the Ipads were connected through WiFi and the hard wired Ipad was on the first floor. A person using this Ipad could change the channels on all the TVs and this happened a lot until we learned how to use the system. My TV on the 4th floor was connected through the WiFi. One night when I was ready for bed the Ipad lost WiFi connection. The only way I could turn off the TV was to go down to the first floor Ipad. Isn't technology wonderful. What happened to the old fashioned remote controllers. Most rentals we have used had a guest book with instructions on how every thing worked. This house does not have one and it definitely needs one. The beach was wonderful and we enjoyed our stay but for the price we paid we expected things like the air conditioners and the TVs to work better. I will not be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerton, AR, USA

Best Beach House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has every luxury provided for you - from heated swimming pool to poker and pool tables to a kitchen made for cooking for large crowds. It is located in the beautiful Crystal Shores neighborhood of Destin - away from the chaos of the high rise hotels and tourist traps. The Destin beach and water is among the most beautiful in the world! We cannot say enough about this great property. Celebrated my husband's 40th birthday party with seven couples and the house accommodated everyone with lots of space and luxury! Superb vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious property we plan on staying in again

  • 5 of 5

This home was by far the most exquisite property we have ever stayed in!! We have rented homes multiple times a year for over 20 years. Everything you could possibly imagine was in this home. All the furnishings and decor are high-end. We slept so well in the master bed that we are buying the exact same bed for our own home. Lastly, having three dishwashers was a treasure for our Chef and it helped with keeping the kitchen clean at all times. We look forward to coming back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prairieville, La

Absolutely amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly amazing home, beautifully furnished. Great outdoor seating areas on all the patios and balconies. We had 17 adults and 6 children and never felt the least bit crowded. The photos do not do it justice. Have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking time to share thoughts from your stay at Palazzo Del Mar. We look forward to having you and your family back for many years to come!
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Palazzo del Mar: A Palace by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

This 11 bedroom, 14 bathroom mansion is magnificent! Large sleeping quarters, enough in-door entertainment space, and endless views from the porches and decks make this the perfect rental property for large groups. This home is ON THE GULF and provides private access to the pristine beaches of Destin.

The carriage house is also spacious and can provide sleeping arrangements for an entire family! This home hosted a friends getaway for three families and we could not have been more delighted and comfortable. The private pool that overlooks the beach and the Gulf provided our kids with hours of fun.

The listing description was accurate and no picture could do this masterpiece justice. Everything in the home was working flawlessly and the cleanliness was second-to-none. Five Star was great in helping us pick a property to accommodate our large group. We highly recommend Five Star and Palazzo del Mar.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property
Car: recommended

The magnificent Palazzo del Mar is a Gulf front gated estate and is situated within the Emerald Coast’s most exclusive address “The Shores of Crystal Beach”.


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