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Gulf-front w/ private beach walk and pool! Send us an inquiry for best rates!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, Sleeps 20

"Kate's Porch" is a 7BR/6.5BA, 5000 sq foot Gulf front gem in Destin. The private home is tucked just off Highway 98, with shopping, fine and casual dining, and golfing options all in close vicinity. The property's warm color pallet, wood floors, comfortable furnishings, elegant amenities, and eclectic artwork set it apart from neighboring homes. With private beach access, three Master Suites, a private in-ground pool, and plenty of private outdoor space, "Kate's Porch" makes for a magnificent waterfront property.

The first floor of the property plays host to the living room, two suites, the bunk room, a ½ bath, and the laundry room. The living room is top-of-the-line with a leather sectional, a large flat screen TV, a BluRay player, a wet bar with a mini fridge, and bar seating for four. The Gulf is in plain view from the lavish living room. The first floor King Suite is complete with a flat screen TV, private balcony access, and a full private bath with a walk-in shower. The Queen Suite maximizes sleeping space by having two Queen beds which sleep four. The Queen Suite shares a full bathroom with the bunk room. This shared bath has dual sinks and a jeted tub/shower combo. The bunk room contains four twin beds and a flat screen TV. Also located on the first floor is a ½ bath and a laundry room with LG appliances. The first floor also provides access to the private in-ground pool area and the private beach access.

Guests are greeted to the second floor by an open kitchen, the formal dining area, and additional entertainment space. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, all stainless steel appliances, and a Viking range. The formal dining area offers seating for 12 at a rustic, stained wood table, with additional seating for four available on bar stools. The additional entertainment space offers a large Samsung flat screen TV, a BluRay player, and seating for five. Spectacular Gulf views can be taken in from the entire open living area. An additional balcony with seating for four lies just off the dining area. The first of the two Masters located on the second floor is furnished with a King bed, a Sharp flat screen TV, and a BluRay player. The Master Bath has a large rain head shower, a separate jeted tub, and a private water closet. The second Master Suite on the second floor also houses a king bed. The suite is complete with a walk-in closet, a flat screen TV, a BluRay player, and a master bath with dual sinks, a private water closet, and a rain head shower. A shared ½ bath rounds out the second floor space.

The entire third floor is dedicated to a third Master Suite, complete with a King bed, a large wall-mounted flat screen TV, a seating area, a private balcony, Gulf views, a walk-in closet, and a private full bathroom.

"Kate's Porch" is tucked away just off the beaten path, between Highway 98 and the Gulf of Mexico. This warm, calming private home invites guests to take in the famous Destin views, while offering plenty of space for socialization, relaxation, and recreation.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. 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.

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​

Kate's Porch (Sleeps 20)

First Floor: Sleeps 10

-Living area with leather sectional, flat screen TV, BluRay player, and wet bar with seating for four

- King Suite with flat screen TV and private full bath (Sleeps 2)

-Queen Suite with two Queen beds (Sleeps 4)

-Shared full bath with shower/jeted tub combo and dual sinks

-Bunk Room with four twin beds and flat screen TV

-1/2 bath

-Laundry room with LG appliances

Second Floor: (Sleeps 4)

-Gourmet Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and Viking range

-Formal Dining area with seating for 12

- Entertainment space with flat screen TV, BluRay player, and seating for five

-Balcony with Gulf views and seating for four

-1/2 Bath

-Master Suite with King bed, flat screen TV BluRay player (Sleeps 2)

-Master Bath with rain head shower, jeted tub, and private water closet

-Master Suite with King bed, walk-in closet, flat screen TV, and BluRay player (Sleeps 2)

-Master Bath with dual sinks, private water closet, and rain head shower

Third Floor: (Sleeps 2)

-Master Suite with King bed, flat screen TV, seating area, private balcony, walk-in closet, and private full bath (Sleeps 2)

Outdoor Area

-Private in-ground pool with lounge chairs

-Private Beach access

-Private deck space with outdoor seating

In-Law Suite: (Sleeps 4)

-Queen Bed (Sleeps 2)

-Full bed (Sleeps 2)

-Full bath with stand alone showe

More Details

Five Star Beach Properties
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Five Star Beach Properties

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!


Miramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Full Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
  • 5.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    Double Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 Queen Beds
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2 twin-over-twin bunks
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    In-law Suite - 1 queen , 1 double , Queen Bed and Full Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge ...
  • Massage ...
  • Private Chef ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

Gulf-front w/ private beach walk and pool! Send us an inquiry for best rates!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Vestavia, AL

Amazing home to have a wedding!!!

  • 5 of 5

Kate's Porch is absolutely beautiful! The home has such a homey feel to it that no words could do it justice. We had our wedding at this house and it made everything easy and so perfect! The view from our top bedroom was beautiful, like no other!!! There was so much space, and the bottom floor made it perfect for the bride and bridesmaid to get ready without being in the way of family/friends getting the wedding set up. I would recommend this home to ANYONE! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING stay at Kate's Porch

  • 5 of 5

I normally do not write reviews, but in this case I have to! First of all, Kate's Porch is absolutely beautiful in every way. It's hard to know where to start! Let's start off with the view. You're only a few steps from the Gulf of Mexico and on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my entire life. We didn't even feel like we had to leave the house. It was that amazing. The home is brand new and huge. It is tastefully decorated with high quality furnishings throughout. You will NOT regret booking this home. The location couldn't get any better. Close to shopping,restaurants and everything Destin has to offer. I also want to give a special thank you to Five Star Beach Properties. They were very professional and helpful during the booking process all the way through check out. I had a lot of questions, they always responded quickly and took care of everything for us. There are many rentals to choose from in this area for sure. If you're torn on which home to book, Kate's Porch is the one! We will be back for sure. Thank you again for sharing this beautiful home with us. What a treat.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The stay at Kate's porch was the best we have ever had. The photos were as promised and the house was absolutely fantastic. We never felt crowded and really didn't do all of the spaces in the house justice. To step right out onto the beach was fabulous and the ability to go back and forth from the beach to the pool was a wonderful perk. Kitchen was the right size for our family (16 adults and 2 children) and it had all of the amenities we needed.

Potential cons: No brooms for quick clean up, no elevator (didn't realize kitchen was two floors up for the elderly parents), only access to bottom floor was from outside.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK

Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Kate's Porch was everything you think it will be from the pictures. Right on the most beautiful beach, many rooms that open wide to hear the surf and feel the breeze. Comfortable beds. Great gathering areas. We had an amazing week. I will list the negatives (there is always something) although some are not in anyones control. The biggest was the road was flooded leading to the property. I was not so deep that we could not pass and it was drained by mid week. Access to check in after hours was awkward and garage access is not well designed. On check out day the cleaning group was rude when the came and had not been informed that we were approved to stay until noon. I would recommend this house to large groups that want to be on the beach.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your vacation at Kate's Porch. Please let us know when you return to Destin so we can help you find another luxury rental to fit your needs.
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Rates & Availability


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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Fort Walton Beach Airport - VPS
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property
Car: recommended


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