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Escape the Great White North

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Villa Lago House Rental Photos and Description

3BR, 4 bath, private home. overlooking golf course.

(Small, non shedding and well behaved pets are considered with prior approval)

Villa Lago is the newest community in Sandestin!

Looking to relax in luxurious surroundings? Casa D'Emma is a place where you can get away from it all. Our home is professional decorated and well equipped with everything you will need to fully enjoy your time on vacation.

Leave your car in the driveway and use the golf cart to slow down the pace of your holiday. A short ride takes you to the natural beauty of the gulf beaches or the convenience and options of Baytowne Wharf. Baytowne Wharf is a self-contained village with world class restaurants, activities, shopping and nightlife. Walk a mere 100 yards and you have access to the Villa Lago community pool.

First Floor:

Walk through the solid wood front door and the first thing you’ll notice is the curved interior walls of the foyer highlighted by beautiful crown molding and tile floors. To the right of the entryway is a full bath room to freshen up in upon your arrival. To your left is a private office (usually locked off) in the unfortunate event that you need to check in with work while you stay with us.

Continuing down the hall the home opens up to a large living room/kitchen combo with a separate dining area. Allow your breakfast coffee to be splashed with sunlight from all the east facing windows or perhaps step out onto the patio and enjoy breakfast lakeside in morning air.

Whatever the culinary creation, you'll have all the appointments needed to satisfy your hunger. Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, tile backslash and island give you the setting and space needed to let your inner 'Emeril' run wild!

The exquisitely decorated dining room features a stone top dining table and 6 high back chairs. Step outside the back door and you have your own terrace just steps away from the lake and golf course.

When the occasion calls for relaxing indoors, nestle into one of the leather club chairs or couch and enjoy the 47in HDTV/DVD Combo.

The Second Floor:

King Master Bedroom with private terrace overlooking the lake! Sleep like royalty in the 4 post queen size bed with luxurious bedding's. High ceilings, crown moldings, TV/DVD Combo, ceiling fan, reading lamps and a walk in closet compliment the room exquisitely. The attention to detail extends to your attached, master bath. Equipped with everything you need to look and feel your best. Enjoy granite counter tops, his and her separate vanity, separate jetted tub, shower with a sitting bench and a separate commode room.

The other two bedrooms on the second floor both feature Jr. Queen beds, high ceilings, crown moldings, TVs, ceiling fans, reading lamps and their own closets. Additionally, each room has its own, luxurious, private bathroom! Granite counter tops, sliding glass shower doors and sumptuous towels make being indoors almost as pleasant as being out.

You will also find the laundry room with washer and dryer on the second floor.

Small, non shedding dogs allowed with prior approval and fee.

Sandestin Resort Amenities:

*Extra Fees may apply

• Private Beach (short drive across the street—still inside the resort)

• 4 championship golf courses *

• 15 world-class tennis courts *

• 98-slip marina with dozens of Destin water sports *

• Basketball court located Beachside

• Beach umbrellas and chairs*

• Children's Programs *

• Babysitting service *

• Golf club rentals *

• Fitness Center

• 2 Playgrounds (located at The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Jolee Island)

• Spa services *

*Extra Fees may apply

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Anthony Demma
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About Anthony Demma

Maureen, Anthony and our 4 children live in the suburbs of Chicago. We both grew up in the surrounding area, met at Northern Illinois University and have been married 15 years. Anthony runs multiple small businesses and Maureen (in addition to helping run the businesses) has her hands full caring for the children and home.

Anthony Demma purchased this house in 2013

Why Anthony Demma chose Sandestin

Eventually we hope to make our home in Florida. We recently sold some property and thought this would be a good time to start getting established in Florida. We have spent a fair amount of time on 30A over the years and love the area. When our agent showed us Sandestin, we had that 'aha' moment. Between the gorgeous landscaping, proximity to activities (both outdoor and indoor) and the immaculate home, we had a fairly easy decision to make.

What makes this house unique

Having a home on a golf course is simply a very pleasant way to live. Time seems to slow down when using the golf cart to get around.. Take a short jaunt to any number of activities (beach, golf, tennis, water sports) or simply go for a walk and observe the natural beauty of the area. A marina and village complete with shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and numerous kids activities adds to a neighborhood with something for everyone.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Escape the Great White North
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was clean and very well stocked. Close to the village and within walking distance to the pool. Master bedroom had a great view of the lake. Anthony was very responsive and truly a pleasure to work with. Our family will be returning to Destin and staying in this home. Golf cart was an added bonus. We loved the resort.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at casademma! The house is spacious and comfortable. We stayed for 10 days and didn't want to leave. Tony was wonderful and VERY quick to respond to every question. We would rent again! We're Baytowne fans so the location was great. If you're going to the beach it's a bit of a trek, if the golf cart went faster we probably wouldn't have noticed.

The Howard family

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gautier Ms

We Did not want to leave!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Sandestin for several years. I am very happy to say I was very pleased with our choice this year. I would like to say thanks to Anthony for all the quick responses. The house was perfect, the view from the back was stunning. There was everything you could ask for in the house. The home , the property, the Resort there is not a better place to relax. I will tell all my friends of this property. Thanks Again Dewane, Heather and the Girls.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank You for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed yourself!
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Lexington, KY

Very good place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the golf cart to get around the area and ride to the beach. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our week there with our three boys. Sandestin is a great place to stay with plenty of good places to eat and lots of nice golf courses to play. Having the golf cart allowed the boys and I to go off property to play some golf courses while my wife used the cart to get to and from the beach and tennis courts.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words :)
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Lovely vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home through VRBO for the first time ever and was blown away by the amazing experience we had. The pictures on the website are spot on and very accurate of the home. The area is lovely and having a golf cart to go to the beach, grocery store, etc. was an added bonus. The home was thoroughly cleaned and we felt right at home. My family was absolutely loved their stay and I would hands down recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Anthony, the owner, was also very nice and quick to help and respond to all of my questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind words. We hope you will come back soon!
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Casa D'emma is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Have lived EVERY THING about this house. Convenience to Baytowne Wharf, the beach and Publix...the golf cart was a super great perk😁

The owner is ligtning quick to respond, very friendly and very accommodating. So many extras that most rentals don't offer. The view of the golf course and pond are very nice. Loved having the grill to use as well. Beds are so comfortable and cozy after a long day at the beach. You will not be disappointed in Casa D'emma!

We WILL be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 98
Car: not necessary

Located in the Beach and Golf Resort Community of Sandestin. Enjoy 2400 acres of manicured grounds, golf courses, shopping and relaxing. Within this gated resort you can find just about anything you wish in order to fully enjoy your time down here.


Rates & Availability

Villa Lago House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 5 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

Electronic checks are the preferred payment method in order to keep transaction costs down.

"Returning Guest Price Lock": Prices will be honored for one years from date of first visit if you return during the same season in either of the following years.

Greater than 60 day advance notice I will refund 100%, minus a $250 re-booking fee.

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Villa Lago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Each upstairs room has its own full bath. There is a full bath on the first floor for convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Geust 2 - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king
    Geust 1 - 1 queen
  • There are three wonderful bed rooms. Each has their own room and an adjoining bathroom. Great for couples, families, ladies get away, golfing vacations or bachelor/bachelorette parties.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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