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Gulf Front 4-Story Beauty...A Must See!! Semi-Private Beach w/no public access!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms with 8.5 Baths - Beachfront

This fantastic 6000 square foot beachfront home was purchased at the end of 2011, and we have completely remodeled and updated this now 8 bedroom/8.5 bath beach house. There are four stories, each having its own large balcony overlooking the Gulf on a semi-private beach. The Dunes of Destin owns the semi-private beach with access only through our gated community, or along the water's edge from either side. We have finally finished renovations and have posted updated pictures!!

Bedding Summary:

1st floor: Queen bed, Twin size bunk bed, Full size bunk w/twin on top & twin trundle, 2 twin size beds

2nd floor: Two full size sleeper sofas

3rd floor: Two king size beds, One full size sleeper sofa

4th floor: Four queen size beds

Martinis in the Sand is furnished as follows:

1st floor:

The lower level of the home features an open living/media area (kids' camp) complete with two sets of bunks, one twin w/trundle, one full w/twin on top, and two twin beds. There is also a pool table, (2) 55" LED TVs, a side by side refrigerator, and 2 bathrooms each with 2 showers and a toilet room. This floor now also contains a separate queen bedroom. There is direct access to the backyard sand through a sliding glass door, as well as to our private dune walkover straight to the beach. There is a laundry closet with washer and dryer located in the garage area, which makes a second location, in addition to the main laundry room on the second floor.

2nd floor:

The second floor open space living area contains a huge kitchen/dining area complete with 2 dual ice maker refrigerators, 2 stoves (each w/double ovens - one gas, one electric), 2 dishwashers, and an island bar area with seating for 6-8. All kitchen appliances are stainless steel KitchenAid (aside from the refrigerators which are Samsung). We have 2 dining tables with 16 total dining chairs, and also a dining area for 8 available on the balcony. We have a 47" flat screen over the bar counter, and a 65" flat screen in the living room along with a nice entertainment center and plenty of seating including 2 sofas, which are both full size sleepers. The main laundry room is also located on this floor, as well as a half bath and open foyer with a spiral staircase leading up to the third and fourth floors. This entire floor has an exquisite view of the Gulf through an entire wall of windows across the back. The balcony on this floor has stairs leading directly to the ground where you can easily put your feet in the sand and head directly out to the beach via our private dune walkover!

3rd floor:

The third floor is home to two spacious master suites, both with magnificent Gulf views, and each with a king size bed and chaise lounge. The largest of the two also has a sleeper sofa. Each of the Gulf front window walls have room darkening vertical blinds for those who love to sleep in, but direct access for those who might like to enjoy their morning coffee listening to the waves from the balcony. One of the suites has a 52" TV with handicap accessible bathroom. The other suite has a 55" TV with a large bathroom and garden tub. This floor has a common area with wet bar, microwave, coffeemaker, etc.

4th floor:

The top floor of this home features 4 bedrooms each furnished with a queen size bed and flat screen TVs ranging from 40" to 47''. Each of the rooms has its own full bath. There is a common access to the balcony, and two of the rooms actually have their own dedicated balcony access.

We have furnished our home with primarily Paula Deen furniture for that modern, yet comfortable setting.

The residential elevator accesses each floor from the ground level up, and the stairs spiral from the 2nd floor up to the 4th floor. We also have a two-car garage, and the community pool is only about a block away! We have a private dune walkover for direct access to the semi-private beach that we consider our backyard, and a huge deck! For your convenience, we also have a high chair, stroller, child gate, etc.

We know you will fall in love with this beauty on the beach just as we did!

No Pets And No Smoking

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Sarah Day, Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 8.5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Kids Camp - 1 Bunk has full size bottom w/twin top & trundle
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (3), Chaise Loungers (2), Twin Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) 1 - w/trundle 1 - full size w/twin on top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Gulf Front 4-Story Beauty...A Must See!! Semi-Private Beach w/no public access!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love our stay in this beautiful house. We had many people in this house but it felt like enough space for everyone; it felt like home. Saw dolphins every morning. Beautiful views. Wish we could of stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we really liked out stay. The beach was "right there" and our chairs and umbrella were set out each day. Lacking a pool was made up by the near by community pool. The house was a great place for entertaining our friends. We have been going on "golf/food/vacations" with our friends for more than 20 years and feedback from many of our friends was very good. We had to wait for about 1 1/2 hours to enter the house due to the previous rental leaving the house in quite a mess. Sand was everywhere and the 2 housekeepers trying to get the job done were overwhelmed with trying to get the house clean for our rental. The elevator was stuck in between floors when we arrived and the property manager quickly showed up and fixed it...this would have been bad but the result was great. We also discovered that two of the televisions were not working including the master bedroom. We tried to call the cable company but they were closed until Tuesday, with Monday a holiday. On Tuesday we called and found out that the property managers had already set up a repair for Tuesday morning and after a few hours they fixed the connections. In addition, the property manager showed up and fixed several other issues. Again, all in all, the service was outstanding, the accommodations were great and the location was superb.

Bob B

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun In The Dunes

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came in for my wedding. Sarah and Elizebeth were so helpful. I could not have pulled it off without them working with me. I had a lot of family to drop by daily, and the accommodations were more than enough. The house was beautiful!!! No need to bring any utensils, I would know. I am a caterer and I didn't have to pull out any of my supplies. The whole family loved it and are already planning to come back in October. Elizebeths husband was also helpful. I have nothing but good thins to say. Looking forward to my future trips there.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martini in the sand

  • 5 of 5

Martini in the sand was an amazing house! My friends and I will def. be back for future vacations! The decor is beautiful and the house is fully stocked with everything you would need for cooking and fun in the sun! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinis in the Sand - Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house and the location on the beach was a perfect vacation for the celebration of our 55th Wedding anniversary. There were 23 of us and we had a wonderful time. The rooms are large and spacious, the kitchen and eating area are amazing with all the appliances and large table plus couches and TV for those who wish to just relax. We loved the back porch because with the south exposure it was never in the sun and we could totally enjoy gathering or just watching the beach area. The beach is so wonderful with the clean white sand. A perfect choice. We would recommend it for a large gatherings. Also the elevator was perfect for someone who couldn't walk the beautiful stairs. Much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome for Family Beach Vacations!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd consecutive year that we have used this property for our family vacation at the Beach (15 people). We love the House, location, etc. We have already reserved the house for both 2016 & 2017 family vacation (we expect 18 people).

They boys (ages 9-13) really enjoy staying in the "cave" (Bedroom, 2 baths, TVs, pool table, etc).

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the gated community of The Dunes of Destin across from Big Kahuna Water Park, and only a few hundred yards from The Track Family Recreation Center. There is a Target Store, Mellow Mushroom, and an Alvin's Island located on a few hundred yards from the house!


Rates & Availability

Destin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $625
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

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