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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 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

7 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s) (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

*seven 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Gust of Sun Villas= 2 Spacious+Clean Homes @ Price Of One. 1/2 Block To Beach!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was great time and really comportable house

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Both homes were spacious, clean and exactly what we were looking for! Close to the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

Properties were great. Very clean and very close to the beach. We had 23 family members, all had a great time. The younger ones spent a lot of time at the pool! Overall great experience!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 20 to stay at this property. Everyone said this was the best vacation ever. There was plenty of room for everyone, and the beach was literally a 2 minute walk away. Everything we needed and more was already provided by the owner. He thought of things that we never would have thought of to have on hand. I would definitely stay here again. The family is already ready for another vacay in Destin!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Houses! Beautiful Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The properties were beautiful, well maintained, and close to the beach. We loved the idea of two separate houses for a little more privacy and space. The bedrooms were spacious and nicely decorated. The bathrooms were large and modern and the common rooms were inviting. We loved our stay there and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of a getaway to Destin.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome retreat location for our family!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Sun of Villas! The homes were beautiful and perfectly located to the beach. Plenty of space for privacy and for family gathering! Perfect for our growing family! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • 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

Emerald Waters Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer (Peak)
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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