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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Steve Neese
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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.


Destiny-By-The-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Bon Bini in Destiny by the Sea- Elevator - Golf Cart - Ocean View
average rating of 4.952941 based on 85 reviews
St. Louis, Missouri

Guestbook Comment

  • 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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A perfect place for every age!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an amazing house to bring tha whole family together for a vacation! It is beautiful,spacious, and had everything you need to make your vacation extra special! The guys loved the grill on the awesome covered outside areas, the kids loved all the toys for the beach and the pool and we all loved being able to walk to the beach or pool in just a couple of minutes! Even our little guys could make the short walk to the pool or beach. And what a treat when you got there! The beach is beautiful! We highly recommend Bon Bini for any age! Makes a perfect vacation!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation EVER!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Created best vacation ever!!! Brought family together from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Georgia. Very spacious and big rooms. Convenient to everything.

Owner very responsive and house has everything you would need.

Definitely recommend!!! 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation at Bon Bini

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! Loved loved loved this property!! The location was perfect!! The house was amazing. It was very comfortable, wonderfully decorated and stocked with all of the amenities and items needed to accommodate a large party. The elevator came in very handy as we moved luggage and groceries to the 2nd and 3rd floors. While we only used one of the gas grills, there were two available which would be very handy if we had a larger party. The beds were very comfortable. Having the golf cart available to help move our beach items to the walkway was very nice especially with four small grandkids. The beach area is beautiful and very convenient to the house. We used the pool a couple of the days and it was very nice. The kitchen had plenty of everything from two coffee pots, crock pot, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, baking dishes, etc. Everything was very clean when we arrived. Have nothing but great things to say about this fabulous property! Very easy transaction. Will stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a crazy year we have had. Then we decided to book a trip and were fortunate enough to book Bon Boni! As soon as we arrived we knew we had booked the perfect place! Beautiful, roomy, so well equipped with everything you could ever need to make a family vacation perfect! Our grandkids thought it was the best vacation house ever! And all of the beach toys that they could use were just the cherry on the top! We were just a two minute walk from the beach or the pool! Even our little guys could make the walk! The bedrooms were all spacious and the kitchen and living area was so spaciois! If you are in need of a getaway or need to meet up with your kids and grandkids for a week of the best family time ever you have found the perfect place!!! The kids are already trying to come up with another time we can meet up there!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and property

  • 4 of 5

Overall we were very pleased with out stay at BonBini. The house is well equipped and provided plenty of room. The third floor, however, is a bit quirky with the master bedroom and one other bedroom with several bunkbeds. The quirkiness comes in when no full bathroom is provided upstairs for the bunk room. Because there is only a half bath in the hallway it forces users of the bunk room to use one of the other master bedrooms shower.

A note to the cleaning crew is to check the oven. We found that they ran the self clean cycle but then never wiped it out afterward. Also the racks in the oven were extremely difficult to slide in and out. Since we were cooking many meals we found it difficult to use. One a positive note the gas grill came in very handy when preparing many dishes.

One other thing to note is the gated community. The community is kept in pristine condition. I sure this has a lot to due with the HOA group that runs this property. With that being said we found the rules to be a bit strict. One of our family members brought is motorcycle down on a trailer. They would not allow it into the community. He had to park it at a restaurant down the street. Also the golf cart is cute but you can't take out of the community or park it on the road by the beach access. You can only drop off you beach supplies and then take the cart back to your unit. There are lots of other rules about street parking and noise as well.

Again it is a beautiful house and we had a nice time with our family. The beach is gorgeous and the weather was fabulous. We will come Destin again but it is unlikely we would stay at Destiny by the Sea (the gated community). Too many rules for our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I have reminded the housekeeping staff to make absolutely sure the oven is wiped down after a self cleaning is done. Most of our guests put the kids in the bunk room and let them shower in the master bath. We try to represent the house correctly with detailed pictures and descriptions and I double checked to make sure that was clear on the descriptions. You can park the golf cart on the street, you can not park within 50 feet of the beach access. The reason for this is the community has had problems in the past with golf carts blocking the access. Thanks again for your review.
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Rates & Availability

Destiny-By-The-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount 2017
Aug 11 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
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 3 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018/2019
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $375 + Tax
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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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.


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