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Gust of Sun Villas- 2 Spacious & Clean Homes @ Price of One. 1/2 Block To Beach

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms + Convertible Beds (sleeps 20), 6 Baths

*a family favorite & the perfect location

*formerly known as Palm Villa

*two spacious & beautiful houses!

*great for family gatherings or group vacations!

*luxurious & very clean

*well managed & personal attention

*7 bedrooms (3 lg. Master suites)

*2 fully equipped kitchens & 2 dining/living areas

*1/2 block (only a 2-minute stroll) to the famous sugary white beaches

*quiet & privately gated community


*perks of a private pool without the expense

*large tranquil courtyard area with abundant seating, grills, firepit, etc.

A Gust of Sun reservation includes two houses as described below:

Sun I (3 bedroom - 2.5 bath - sleeps 10+) has a floor plan that includes a spacious master bedroom on the main floor, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, comfortable living (w/ qn sleeper sofa) plus laundry room. Upper floor bedrooms include a cozy queen bed room plus a second bunk bedroom with 2 full beds & 2 single bunks (a great teen/children’s room).

Sun II (4 bedroom - 3.5 bath - sleeps 10+) has a floor plan that includes two luxurios master suites. Main floor has a huge king master, large kitchen (stainless steel appliances) that opens to a great dining area (seats 12-16+), spacious living area, and separate laundry room. Second floor includes a roomy queen master suite w/ private balcony, another large queen bedroom w/private balcony, plus a bedroom with two full beds.

Gust of Sun includes two fully equipped kitchens, loaded to let the chef of your family create your meals. Plenty of seating with two dining areas & two very comfortable living room areas with flat screen televisions and surround sound systems. Gust of Sun includes a large courtyard and other patio areas for entertaining or a morning cup of coffee. Other outdoor extras include 2 bbq grills and outdoor showers. Rolling coolers, beach chairs, and towels provided. Gust of Sun is very family friendly, providing highchairs, pack and play cribs, wagons, and safety gates.

Gust of Sun rental rates are very affordable. Get the benefits of a private pool without the expense (neighboring homes rent for an additional $2,000 per week for similar accommodations with a private pool). The large private/community pool (heated in spring) is just steps out the back door from Gust of Sun (see Gust of Sun in background of pool photo below). There are two large pools in this private community, and most homes have small private pools, so very few properties use the pools.

We have a great value that includes two very clean and well-managed properties located only a short walk to the beach - no golf cart necessary. Check out the fantastic 'traveler reviews' from past guests.

Gust of Sun is located on the peaceful and less congested east side of Destin. Pompano Joe's & Whale's Tale are within walking distance (1/4 mile). Gust of Sun is central to all shopping (Destin Commons & Silversands Outlet Mall), close to many fabulous restaurants, and convenient to the Sandestin & Grand Boulevard.

Keywords: Gust of Sun reservations. Families or groups. Close to beach. Gated subdivision. Pool.

More Details

Property Manager
Cole Gustafson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Cole Gustafson

GUST OF SUN VILLAS is a family owned and managed property. You get the personal attention not offered at the large property management firms. The homes were formerly known as Palm Villa, but are now under new ownership who will strive to build upon the excellence began with Palm Villa.

What makes this house unique

HIGLIGHTS of GUST OF SUN VILLAS is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Two minute stroll to the emerald ocean waters (NO CART NEEDED), walking distance to Pamopano Joe's & Whale's Tale, nestled in a peaceful gated community, and next door to one of the heated community pools (like a private pool without the cost).

GUST OF SUN is the COMFORTABLE, IMMACULATE & EXTREMELY WELL MANAGED property. The rooms are very spacious (midwest style) and beautifully decorated. Like renting TWO HOME FOR THE PRICE OF ONE - with two kitchens, dining areas, living areas, laundry rooms. LOADS OF ROOM AND PRIVACY needed for a relaxing vacation.


Emerald Waters Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (4), Child Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2-Twin sleeper chairs 1-QN sleeper sofa, Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Showers/Rolling Coolers/Wagons/Beach Chairs & Towels/Stand Alone Icemakers/Etc.


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Gust of Sun Villas- 2 Spacious & Clean Homes @ Price of One. 1/2 Block To Beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

beautiful homes

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic experience!! Both homes completely fulfilled all of our family needs. A two minute walk to a beautiful beach. Very close to grocery stores, shopping and restuarants..everything!! We had a very minor toilet issue, but was very quickly resolved. We would definitely rent these homes again!! Thanks so much for eveything!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting this guest for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!
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Great for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

New Years Eve celebration and family reunion. The two houses worked wonderfully for our families and were in great condition. Jenny was very attentive to my questions and provided timely response. This property is certainly on my rent again list.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Tom! It was our pleasure hosting you over the holidays, and we look forward to having you all again!
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Celebrating my 40th birthday with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

The home was more than what I expected. It was 15 ladies for five days on the beach. This property had everything we need to enjoy ourselves worry free, The pool was like having a private pool in our backyard. Spent a lot of time in the courtyard between the two homes entertaining. This was one of the best birthday I have had. Looking forward to coming back again. Thanks for making my stay on the beach so special. 2017

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location!! Coutyard between the two houses is awesome when you have 12 kids.

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time for the first annual friends beach trip. We were all nervous about 14 adults and 12 kids beach trip but the house and its location made it very enjoyable. We will stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I thought everything was convenient.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The homes were nice and comfortable. We just never got the microwave to work. But overall we had a blast.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. We would like to plan another stay. The only complaint was there was no private pool for the two houses we were in. The checkout time was also a little too early. Overall we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City Beach (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Pompano Joe's
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Seascape Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Fat Clemenza's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Frangista Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $375 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.5%

Manager'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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