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Steve Neese

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Bon Bini in Destiny by the Sea- Elevator - Golf Cart - Ocean View

78 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

This elegant home has everything you need to make your vacation dreams come true. Destiny by the Sea is the most exclusive community in Destin. The home has over 4000 square feet of living space and another 1800 square feet of tiled deck. Upscale amenities include: golf cart, elevator, game room/bed room, DVD player with surround sound, X-Box 360, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, 2 Weber Natural Gas Grills, fireplace and wetbar. Views of the gulf from 2 sides of the house. Beach access is very close (about 120 steps from front door). Community pool, hot tub and club house are a short walk from the front door. The name of the house is 'Bon Bini' which means welcome. You will feel welcome in this dream of a house.

4 King Master Bedrooms with baths and access to the deck, 5th bedroom is setup with 2 bunk beds with trundle beds (6 single beds). There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the bunk room. Four of the bedrooms have their own master bath and all five bedrooms have a balcony.

Amenities: Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, DVD surround sound, TV's in all bedrooms, elevator, golf cart, wireless Internet access, community pool, hot tub, beach toys, baby equipment, gas grill, ceiling fans, dining room seats 14.

Activities: Golf, tennis, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, amusement parks, shopping

Area: Very near Destin Commons, golf, restaurants and a few steps to the beach.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Steve Neese (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Steve Neese

Steve is a consultant to the Home Medical Equipment industry. He lives in Columbia, SC with wife Michele and son Jack.

Steve Neese purchased this house in 2001

Why Steve Neese chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We purchased Bon Bini to enjoy special memories with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

Our guests love the 1800 SF of outside decking that wraps around all 3 floors. There are views of the ocean from two sides of the house. The elevator makes it easy to bring luggage upstairs and the golf cart makes it fun to drive around the community. There are two Weber natural gas grills on the 2nd floor deck, conveniently close to the kitchen and living areas. Our guests have told us that the beach toys in the garage for the kids and the baby equipment is a big plus. We keep a well stocked kitchen to please the most demanding cooks.


based on 78 traveler reviews

Bon Bini in Destiny by the Sea- Elevator - Golf Cart - Ocean View
average rating of 4.923077 based on 78 reviews
St. Louis, Missouri

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  • 5 of 5

Bon Bini is absolutely gorgeous. It is very roomy too! I loved the balconies. It was so nice to sit out there and listen to the waves at night. The location coudln't be better. The home has everything you could need, an open floor plan, a beautiful kitchen, plenty of bed rroms and enough bathrooms so everyone can get ready for a day or a night out!

Thanks to Bon Bini for a lifetime of fond memories

  • Submitted: May 3, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything I expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

Bon Bini is a beautiful and spacious home with an open floor plan in the living area. Our group of ten ranged in age from 73 to five years old .Each of ushad all we could possibly have wanted and could not have been happier. The well equipped kitchen and close proximity to a major grocery store made eating at home ( it did feel like home)a pleasure and of course we did try some of the local restaurants. For a adult night out we enjoyed the Ocean Club.

The area has so much to offer. We took advantage of the availability off shore fishing, paragliding, renting wave runners, mini golf and feeding the alligators.

A good time was had by all and we hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Virginia

Bon Bini means Welcome in the BEST WAY!!

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Michelle Neese have thought of everything! This home has it all. Location, secure private community, amenities, and a clean private beach. The house is spacious, and plenty of room for family to have their own space as needed. This was a turn key vacation for us, truly more than we expected.

A couple of things bear mentioning. Make sure your GPS routes you over the toll bridge. Its much faster than traveling thru Ft Walton and Destin with heavy traffic. And we mistakingly ordered an amazon delivery to the house. Because of the privacy and gate, it was misfortunate that we did not get the items until the last day. Not a big deal, but just so you know.

And, I must mention that the owner has excellent communication and recommendations for the area. I always received a response within an hour or so.

We hope to revisit this area and Bon Bini again. Definitely a 5 star vacation.

The Morabito Family

Huntington WV

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and Very Clean

  • 5 of 5

June 4-11 my family went on the first vacation we had ever been on with my in-laws! There were 14 adults and 2 children, we loved how spacious and clean Bon Bini was. The kitchen is incredible, anything you could possible need is right there. There is also a built in ice maker that is so convenient to have with 16 people in the house, and also for filling up coolers for the beach. Don't worry about bringing chairs, boogie boards or beach toys with you, because those things are already there at the house, and having the golf cart makes it easy to take all of these things to the beach!! The elevator was also very helpful in movement from the 1st to the 3rd floor for one of my family members that is in a wheelchair!!

Rhonda Tucker

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

I stayed here last week with my family. I am paraplegic and use a Quickie Manual chair, fairly small. I am very active and independent.

I was told the beach was a few steps away. The beach ramp at Destiny-by-the-Sea had 14 stair steps. The Crab Trap does not have a wheelchair ramp. You can be rolled down a hill of sand if you have a beach wheelchair then be rolled probably a half mile to the private beach you are paying for.

I was told the 3rd bathroom worked for people in wheelchairs. I could not get my wheelchair through the door to the toliet or through the door to the shower. My husband had to help me out of the tub and on and off the toliet.

There are two steps to get in the house so I had to be bumped in and out if I wanted to get in or out of the house.

I was told about the step about a week before vacation.

This home is advertised as wheelchair friendly. It is not.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, my wife and I are so sorry you had a bad experience. We have been renting Bon Bini for 15 years and pride ourselves in offering great experiences and memories. We do our best to offer pictures and descriptions that are accurate. I wish you had called me, we provide a portable wheelchair ramp for guests to get over the one step from the garage to the house. We have at least a couple of guests each year in wheelchairs and never had a complaint. The elevator goes to all three floors and normal sized wheelchairs fit in the elevator. As I mentioned by email, the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. There is no wheelchair ramp in Destiny by the Sea to the beach and I will add that information to our description as you suggested..
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St Louis, MO

Beautiful & spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Bon Bini for our family vacation. We had 3 couples & our 2 grandkids. The home is absolutely beautiful and very spacious. We were met by the housekeeper who was finishing up cleaning the home. She was very kind and told us to contact her if we needed anything during our stay. The home was clean and everything was in great condition (exactly as displayed online). We really enjoyed the icemaker in the gourmet kitchen that produces 65lbs of ice per day. Very convenient for filling coolers and kept us from making 'ice runs'. Steve was absolutely wonderful to work with. Very quick to respond to our inquiries and questions. Do yourself a favor and book this property. You will not regret it!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, thank you for such a nice review! Please come back soon to Bon Bini. Good luck with getting an ice maker for your house. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Destin Commons
"Destin Commons is a outdoor mall with high end shops and a movie theater. Great place to sp..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Silver Sands is a huge outdoor outlet mall. Great deals on brand name products."
Pompano Joe's
"Our favorite place for lunch or dinner on the beach. Great Grouper Sandwich!"
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"Great place to go at night. Plenty to see and do. Shops, restaurants and bars. Fireworks ..."
Publix Super Market
"This is the best traditional grocery store close to the house. "
The Fresh Market
"This is the best specialty grocery store close to the house. Very nice!"
PF Chang's
"Our favorite Chinese place."
Crab Trap
"It's convenient. We don't eat much fried seafood and that seems to be the majority of the m..."
Bonefish Grill
"It's in the same shopping center as the Publix. Always a good meal."
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"Great place to go at night. Plenty to see and do. Shops, restaurants and bars. Fireworks ..."

Bon Bini is in Destiny by the Sea, the most exclusive gated community in Destin. It is about 100 steps to the most beautiful emerald waters and powder white beaches in the USA. The house is decked out with every upscale convenience that you could possibly need. Just bring your bathing suit and prepare for the best vacation you have ever had.


Rates & Availability

Destiny by the Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2016/2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2017/2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do not rent to high school and college vacationing students. We only rent to family groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sets of bunk beds with trundle beds (6 singles)
  • All King bedroom's have their own bath. All bedrooms have a balcony/deck. There is 1800 sf. of outside decks on all 3 levels.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Cart
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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