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Frangista Beach home w/ private pool. Updated interior. Near beach and shopping!

Bedrooms 9
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

9 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 24

Acqualina is a lovely, 9 bedroom home boasting 4,200 square feet of living space, plus additional outdoor spaces. Located conveniently in the quaint Frangista Beach neighborhood, Acqualina sleeps twenty four and is designed for both entertaining and relaxation.

As soon as you walk in the front door, you will instantly feel comfortable and relaxed. This elegantly casual home opts for darker woods and warmer earth tones and accents the décor with pops of tropical colors, like green, tangerine, blue, and lilac. The spacious living room provides plenty of seating, a flat screen television and a wet bar. The sleeper sofa converts to queen bed, perfect for additional or unexpected guests.

The fireplace is a nice touch too, especially if you are vacationing during the cooler off -season or during the Holidays. The living room opens onto a spacious patio, complete with seating, a grill, and a table. Of course, the main outdoor attraction is the private splash pool, perfect for early morning or late evening dips. Pool heat is available for an additional charge. Gourmands will enjoy the large, restaurant quality kitchen. There is a formal dining area, which seats eight, casual counter top bar, and a cozy breakfast nook, so your family has plenty of dining and seating options.

Heading upstairs, you are welcomed by a small sitting area, perfect for napping or reading. The laundry room is discreetly hidden away on this floor as well. Sleeping options on the second floor include four king size bedrooms, two of which are connected by a large bathroom. A room furnished with two sets of bunk beds, sleeping four, is clearly designed to entertain our younger guests.

The third floor houses not only the master suite, complete with a large, luxurious bathroom and dressing room, but also two more king sized bedrooms, which share a well-appointed bathroom. Acqualina is just a short walk to the beach, and close to Frangista Beaches' inviting community pool. The home also has its own private splash pool. Pool heat is available for an additional charge. Close to both Destin and the communities along 30-A, Acqualina gives visitors plenty of options when it comes to dining, golfing, shopping and other area attractions. For visitors looking for an elegant coastal getaway, look no further than the luxury living available at Acqualina.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. Effective March 4, 2016, free activities are available to guests every day of their vacation. With an average of $200/day of free activities, guests will get much more out of their vacation than just travel - they'll also get memories to last a life time.

Starting March 4, 2016, the VIP Program for rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach includes one free pass per day to the following activities:

November - February

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

March - October

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Big Kahuna's Water Park

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf​

1st Floor:

Private pool

Living room with queen sleeper sofa (2)

Dining room


King bedroom (2)

Full bath

Half bath

2nd Floor:

Sitting room with queen sleeper sofa (2)


Bunk bedroom with two twin/twin bunks (4)

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom (2)

Full bath

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom (2)

Shared bath

3rd Floor:

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom (2)

Shared bath

Master bedroom with king bed and private bath (2)

Sleeps 24

More Details

Property Manager
Guaranteed Leads
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Guaranteed Leads

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!


Frangista Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 24
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 6
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2 sets of Twin over Twin Bunks
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • Massage ...
  • Private Chef ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Coastal chic is the theme at Frangista Beach. Located along Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin, the Frangista Beach neighborhood offers homes designed by famed architect Lloyd Vogt featuring stunning Gulf views, private pools and restricted beach access. You can choose to hide away in your own private piece of paradise or venture out to nearby restaurants like Pompano Joe’s or Captain Dave’s on the Gulf. From Frangista Beach, you also have convenient access to shopping and dining in Destin to the west or on 30A to the east.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Frangista Beach home w/ private pool. Updated interior. Near beach and shopping!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic house, perfect for our group size of 20 adults

  • 4 of 5

House was perfect for our group size, kitchen was a good size. Location was fantastic, and private beach access was perfect. Parking was abundant, we fit 7 cars with room for more. The property management didn't know much about the parking beforehand.

Property wasn't 100% clean when we got there, also looked like it hadn't been detail cleaned in a while, but not gross, or enough to request extra cleaning. A/V was a pain in the behind to get the surround sound working and getting it to work with phones, it doesn't seem like anyone that knows about it has fixed the cables in some time. Elevator didn't work, would have been nice for the ladies bags to the 3rd floor.

Kitchen was fantastic, but no oven mitts which we didnt' discover until we needed them, also only 1 knife that was worth cutting anything with.

Overall, great experience, I would stay there again, but would clarify or request attention of a few things before arrival next time.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guys Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

For more than 30 years, our group of 8-12 guys has gotten together in early Spring to play golf. We started as a group of friends in high school and thru the years we have added guys, here and there. For the last 15 years, or so, we have been coming to the Miramar Beach area and renting a large house where we can all stay. Aqualina may be our all time favorite. The location is great, close to beach, restaurants and bars and golf. The house is laid out extremely well for cooking, dining, TV watching, and outdoor relaxing. The generous driveway gave us all a place to park. The property managers were excellent. They took care of everything we asked for and were a pleasure to work with. We've already decided to book next year's trip at Aqualina.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Need some cleaning and improvement

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice and spacious, and a television in every room. However, the carpet was extremely stained throughout all the rooms. Some bathroom fixtures were working improperly, and the pool was very, very small. The kitchen window blinds and window seal had very large coffee stains and there was minimum storage for clothing. Also, the bathrooms only had garbage cans, and the living room sofa was very worn.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for spending your vacation with us at Acqualina. We are happy that you found this property so spacious for your family. The home does have a nice private pool along with access to a larger community pool across the street which is helpful. New Carpet was just installed at the first of the year as we knew it was in need of replacing! We have also addressed the other items you mentioned and will look into any other upgrades that will make this an even more enjoyable home for our guests.
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Acqualina. 20 people (Kids ranged in age from 2 - 20, 4 sets of parents and 1 set of grandparents) slept comfortably. For as many people as where there, we had no issues with people waking each other up or imposing on other family members. The fridge and dryers (there were 2 laundry rooms) were not working properly at check-in, but the management company had a tech out the next day to fix them. Our only complaint was the pool was small...but with the community pool down the street, and a 3 minute walk to the beach...that was minor. I would recommend it...and we are considering coming back in a few years for another "entire family" stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Acqualina and glad you found it accommodating.. We would love to help you and your family plan a future trip to our area. Please let us know how we can help.
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Great place, great experience, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time our family had rented a beach home! It was a great experience! The house is huge! It really did not seem like we had 22 people in the house at the same time! You couldn't even hear the 10 kids ages 4-15 in the house! Though the pans provided in the kitchen could be replaced, they got the job done when we cooked. There was plenty of seating for everyone to eat! The built in ice maker was awesome! The beds were nice and comfy and the house was clean. When we had a request, the property managers were very quick to respond! Everyone enjoyed the bikes! The walk to the community pool and beach are very short. (no golf cart necessary). The biggest con was the pool and back yard. Though the kids could have cared less, the pool was very small. The pool and pool area was completely shaded by 3 in the afternoon. It would have been nice had the fencing arpund the pool area been exended farther back. When everyone was outside at the same time it got a little crunched. Also,there was no outside TV. Some new rugs at the front and back doors inside and out would help track in less sand ( I know that sounds nit picky) Also the master bedroom on the first floor could have used some rugs to wipe your feet so you don't get sand in the bed. Overall the house and our experience here was amazing! My kids said it was better than Disney!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having your family stay with us last week at Acqualina! I am thrilled to hear what a great time you had and look forward to seeing you all again next time.
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Aqualina Property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property for a family reunion, we were 15 adults and 10 kids from ages from 2 to 17 and each one of the had a blast. Property managers respond to our inquiries within minutes, customer services is excellent. There were a few things that probably the owner of the house needs to look into, which is pool too small for the house size as well as trash bin, there is only one for a 9 bedroom house.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Acqualina and Five Star. I can assure you that we have addressed any issues and provided our guests with more than 1 trash can. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing back from you in the near future. Thank you for your time!
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Rates & Availability


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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Located in the charming neighborhood of Frangista Beach, Acqualina is situated close to the great shopping and dining the area has to offer.


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