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Tuscan Sun- Private Pool, Short Walk to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bd/ 3 ba with Private Pool & Golf Cart!

The Tuscan Sun is a lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a private pool and all the comforts of home. Enjoy the sugar white beaches and emerald waters just a block away or plan the family cookout on your large 12 x 18 ft deck overlooking the private pool. The community also offers a large community pool, which is heated in some winter months, as well as two tennis courts and a sand volleyball pit!

Beds: 1 King, 2 Queens, Triple Twin Bunk, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa

David and Haylee Huffman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About David and Haylee Huffman

Born and raised here in Destin, Haylee is one of the few in our area to call Destin her “Hometown.” David is from Washington State, and moved to the area in 2008 for work and met Haylee the same day he arrived! A year later in 2009 they were married, and now reside just minutes away in Santa Rosa Beach with their beautiful and fun kids Asher (4) and Hattie Grace (1).

As a professional photographer (, Haylee enjoys spending time capturing beautiful moments; from the beach, to families, and especially weddings.

David is the Lead Pastor of a local church (, and a small business owner.

Why David and Haylee Huffman chose Destin

We love the Destin area, are thankful for our community, and hope others will enjoy the their time at the Tuscan Sun! We fell in love with our home the first time we laid eyes on it and hope you will, too!

What makes this house unique

The Tuscan Sun sits within an amazing small beachside neighborhood called Terra Cotta Terrace. It is perfect for families, as the community has tennis courts, sand volleyball court, large community pool, AND a private beach access. The home is located on a quiet culdesac and is only a short walk or golf cart drive to the beach. So fun!

But one of the best benefits is to work directly with the owners, as we desire you to have a great vacation and relaxing time in the sun. Being locals, we have first-hand knowledge of the best of everything: beaches, restaurants, shopping, and activities! We love our guests and enjoy giving any advice or help when asked.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some wonderful things we did: fishing charter, pontoon rental to Shell Island in Panama City... grilled and enjoyed the pool! Love the gulf coast! Thanks for sharing your beach house!
Jun 2015
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Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Tuscan Sun- Private Pool, Short Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 3.92 based on 26 reviews

Nice House, Pool a disappointment

  • 4 of 5

The house is wonderful other than the kitchen. All of dishware and utensils were dirty and had to be sterilized before use.

The pool was full of leaves and the liner stained a brown color. We couldn't use the pool which was actually one of the main reasons we chose this house.

The actual house is spacious enough for 10 people and well kept. I don't regret staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, thank you so much for your kind words and review. We appreciate your suggestions and are purchasing new utensils for the kitchen. Again, thank you so much for your stay.
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Great place for the beach and amenities

  • 4 of 5

All Round good place to stay. Only thing was the refrigerator took almost a day to get cold for our food.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Tuscan Sun and it never disappoints! I noticed a few decorative upgrades since the last time we stayed, beautiful! And I think the golf cart is new!! It was a total life saver getting all our gear to the beach, though the beach is super close!! We had an amazing vacation! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea, thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate that you noticed our efforts in making progress towards upgrading decorations, golf cart, etc. We are continually trying to improve each year. Again, thank you so much for your stay, and hope to see you again! - David & Haylee
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Served its purpose

  • 2 of 5

House was very dated and could be cleaner. Overall it served its purpose. Most homes in Destin are dated because the owners do not reinvest. Would I go back to this home no but I will go back to Destin. If I was the owner I would fire cleaning person and do some updates that would make sudden impact like no carpet on first floor. Carpet on 1st floor was not clean at all. At the end of the day it served its purpose.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kenneth, thank you so much for letting us know in detail your concerns regarding the updating and the lack of cleanliness. We take to heart the issues raised, and have sinced switched our cleaning company and are working this month at replacing the carpet in the downstairs bedroom with tile. Again, thank you and appreciate your stay.
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Nice house, great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at Tuscan Sun. The pool was great. Golfcart was fun and a great addition. Lots of room, comfortable beds!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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dirty and not worth the price

  • 1 of 5

Table, stove, fridge had not been wiped off. Dried food and drinks were on the surface. The dishes that were in the cabinets were clearly dirty. There were gummy bears between the mattress and wall with one of the bunk beds. Underneath the furniture had not been cleaned and we found an ID and trash that was under the bed. There was also blood on the pillow that had clearly not been washed. The drain upstairs in the bathroom would not drain and we had to call to have it fixed. The shower hadn't been cleaned because there were bobby pins in the shower. There were also ants on the sink that had to be wiped continuously. The downstairs bathroom smelled like urine. There were also 2 large water bugs in the bedroom. The amount of money that we paid to stay was extremely overpriced for what we received. The kids would not sleep under the covers on any of the beds in the bunk room. When I let the owner know all of the issues, he did fix the shower and apologized for the cleaning and said he could have someone return to clean it again. and spray for bugs but they had someone do that already. When the lady did return to clean the house, she was there not even 20 minutes. When we arrived on Saturday, the cleaning lady was there with her child in a stroller while she was "cleaning" so obviously this wasn't a cleaning crew that should be utilized when renting out vacation homes in my opinion. I took pictures of everything that we found and if there was a place to attach the pictures I would do so for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: April, we are sincerely sorry that you had a poor experience at the Tuscan Sun, as we genuinely desire that everyone enjoy their time in our home. From what was described, and as I made very clear during your stay, the lack of cleanliness is not normative, and have sinced hired a new company to handle our weekly cleanings. Again, we are sad you disliked your experience, and apologize for any inconvenience during your stay.
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Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Miramar Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment can be made by check or through HomeAway's "book now" tab.

Rates are quoted for 8 people. Add $8 per additional person. Sleeps 10.

Snowbirds please call or inquire for monthly rates.

Extra charge for holidays may apply:
***Spring Break Rate: $2075

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.

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