About the property
- House3192 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
5BR That Includes Guest House And Private Pool With A Full Home Automation Suite
Welcome to Casa Bahari™. An eclectic mix of Swahili and Spanish, this home’s name means Home by the Ocean. As many homes in this area are built specifically for rental, such as small bedrooms and discount furniture, Casa Bahari is our personal home that is furnished as though we live there full time. Casa Bahari is an elegantly appointed home that is spacious and quite comfortable. If "packing them in" is not your motto during vacation, this Is Your Home. This home is about 700 square foot larger than most of the other homes nearby for rental.
Casa Bahari™ is located in Destiny West, one of Destin’s most exclusive communities and within walking distance of the beaches. This lushly landscaped and meticulously maintained gated community offers a large community pool, tennis courts, and a workout facility, all within walking distance of Destin’s sugar white sand beaches. For visitors looking for a luxurious residence just off the beaten path, Casa Bahari is the perfect choice.
Located towards the back of the community, this home gives residents a high degree of privacy. Trees and lush foliage with no neighbor to the east make this home an ideal place for a peaceful retreat. The property borders a wild bird sanctuary.
The outdoor experience here is quite phenomenal. Integrated spa spillover and pool. Shallow sun shelf that is 16 inches deep along with a deep end of roughly 6ft. The pool is newly refinished with glass tile and a beautiful pebble style finish. There is a seating shelf all around the pool for entertaining and sitting around relaxing along with a beautiful LED multicolor light show at night in the pool and spa. The area over and around the pool has string lights with Edison old style filament bulbs in them. It truly is a beautiful experience at night, I am sure you won't forget it. On the back deck within 20 feet of the pool is an outdoor kitchen with an integral bar/sink with running hot water, refrigerator and icemaker. The icemaker produces 50lbs of ice per day making trips to the beach with your cooler much more enjoyable. There is a separate grill next to the outdoor kitchen.
Immediately upon entering, you’ll be struck by the European inspired elegance and décor. The spacious, gourmet kitchen is equipped with restaurant and professional grade appliances, a large, formal dining area, and access to the private and secluded pool and adjoining Spa tub. All of the entertainment area on the lower level offers views of the sanctuary and the beautiful pool area along with a fireplace below the TV in the living room to make a perfect ending to a day in the sun. Immediately off the kitchen, the laundry room is discreetly hidden, keeping your sandy towels contained in one convenient spot. A small first floor den and game room provides plenty of seating for the kids to get some gaming in on the large TV. The daybed provides additional sleeping area that makes this room a great additional bedroom for young ones.
The spacious living room opens to a wraparound veranda, which has plenty of room for a grill and a table. With a view of the pool, the veranda is a perfect spot for alfresco dining, your morning coffee, or afternoon refreshment as the sunrise and sunset views can be appreciated since you have a south facing view.
The second floor houses three well-appointed guest bedrooms, which share two bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has additional hidden storage in an alcove. The master suite rivals some small apartments! Complete with a separate sitting room, this large bedroom has a wraparound porch, which provides a view of the pool, the community’s freshwater lakes, and the nature preserve. You also have the best seats in the theater as the room has a 65" Sony Cinema 4K display with a Dolby 5.2 surround system and subs built in under the bed. The master suite bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, a separate spa shower that is quite large and walk-in, and two sinks with plenty of counter space. There are also generous his and her closets. All three rooms also have their own private built-ins from within the closet, with plenty of room to tuck away and organize belongings, great for extended stays.
This property features a charming carriage house, which is keyed separately from the main entrance. This airy loft space has a small kitchenette, a cozy, full bathroom, and top-of-the-line, luxury platform sleeper sofa that sleeps as comfortable as any bed. This room also hosts a 72" TV making it a great spot for a fun family night, spacious second master suite or additional bedroom. This room has large picture windows that face to the south and overlook the whole pool area and bird sanctuary.
Sometimes it's the little things that make the difference in the quality and comfort of a guest's stay, and no detail has been spared in this home. The robust 50 MB high-speed Internet can accommodate even the most demanding Internet needs. All of the TV's in the home are HD and have DVR receivers as well as access to the Genie HD DVR service. The Direct Premiere full package cable service will ensure you'll never miss your favorite TV show, movie or game. There's even unlimited long distance on the home phone just in case you need it. The Living Room has Apple TV.
The entire home is outfitted with a Control4 security system. This system offers guests the safety and sanctuary of full home security and exterior cams along with thermostat controls, lighting controls, TV, Audio (both indoor and outdoor) full control. This is a fully automated home that helps you throughout the night with lighting assistance while you enter dark rooms and you will never arrive to a dark house as you come home from the evening after a great night out. The home has indoor in ceiling audio system with Airplay and the outside veranda, pool area and balcony offer 9 outdoor speakers with Airplay also. We can custom tailor your Air-conditioning needs, as you may like, some restrictions apply. Would you like it to be 72 when you go to bed and wake to 71?
A six-passenger golf cart with canopy and three bicycles are located at the home for your convenience, handy for trips to the Clubhouse or beach.
A clubhouse within walking distance offers a large members only pool along with tennis and basketball courts.
While Casa Bahari gives visitors an unprecedented level of luxurious privacy, you’ll never feel left out of the action, as this home is just a short drive away from many of Destin’s most popular restaurants, shopping, and attractions.
An additional pool heat fee is required for use of the spa as it is an integral portion of the pool. Any pool heat activation will need to be arranged prior to the guest arrival. Spa heat, regardless of the season, has a fee per day. Pool heat will be maintained at 85 degrees for fee per day or 89 degrees with an additional fee per day. If you select pool heat then Spa heat is included. Fall and spring are typically in the 70 degree temperature range. If you would like to heat the spa/hot tub then pool heat rates will apply is it is integrated into the pool system.
3,200 sq ft heated and cooled and over 1400 sq ft of covered balconies and decks with providence wicker outdoor furniture seating for 20.
The house is EV Car friendly as it has a NEMA 14-50 plug in the garage. Tesla friendly.
Family Room (TV and full surround system) with large sectional and chaise lounge
Kitchen (In Ceiling Speakers)
Half Bath/Powder Room
Dining (In Ceiling Speakers)
Den/Bedroom with daybed 42” TV (sleeps 1 adult or 2 children) (In Ceiling Speakers)
Veranda, Private Pool and Jacuzzi tub (Several in Ceiling Speakers)
Master King Bedroom with 60” TV (sleeps 2) (In Ceiling Speakers)
Master Bath with Jacuzzi tub, Spa shower (In Ceiling Speakers)
King bedroom 55" TV (sleeps 2)
Queen bedroom 42" TV(sleeps 2)
Full guest bathrooms
Wraparound balcony with large sectional and a roman hammock.
Queen Platform Sleeper sofa in living room (sleeps 2) very comfortable, this literally sleeps like a normal bed.
2 Full Size mattress in bunk form sleeping up to 4
Kitchenette with fridge, microwave and sink
72” TV with surround sound
Integrated spa spillover and pool. Shallow sun shelf is 16 inches deep along with a deep end of roughly 6ft. The pool is newly refinished with glass tile and a beautiful pebble style finish. There is a seating shelf all around the pool for entertaining and sitting around relaxing along with a beautiful LED multicolor light show at night in the pool and spa. The area over and around the pool has string lights with Edison old style filament bulbs in them that are simply stunning at night. It truly is a beautiful experience at night.
Dining seating for 6 then 4 around granite waterfall area. Total outdoor area seating for 20 on ground floor patio. Seating break down: 4 chaise lounges, 2 love seats, 4 padded wicker chairs, 2 normal chairs and dining table for 6. Outdoor kitchen area with working sink with hot water and cold, refrigerator, ice maker, trash bin and plenty of granite counter space. There is a propane grill next to this area. After use of first tank the second tank will need to be filled by renter. In freezing months, usually December 20th through February 15th, the sink and ice makers water supply line will be turned off and not usable.
Pet capability is available. Pets up to 35lbs. Please contact owner. cleaning additional fee and an additional refundable deposit required (above the standard deposit)
Pool heat is available for 300$ per week. Spa only for 150$.
The cleaning fee is $250
There is a fee of $35 per guest per night after 10 people.
Until confirmed, the rates are subject to change without notice.
A waiver must be signed before using Golf Cart
Youtube Channel for the Home
Casa Bahari is a Trademarked name
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Andy Entrekin
Jinger and I met in Alabama as I was traveling breaking into a new market to establish my new found business. After three years of being friends and dating we were married in 2003. We have traveled all over and enjoyed all of our experiences. I stumbled across Destin in the mid 90's and simply couldn't forget the area. Jinger and I looked for 5 years for finding a home or condo. Finally in 2013 Casa Bahari became available. After looking at nearly 600 homes, we chose 1, Casa B !!! Destin will soon become our permanent home as we simply love the town. What a wonderful place to spend time growing older. We are animal lovers so we walk our Bassets along Walton Beach areas. If you are looking for another one of our home in Grayton Beach then see here: https://www.vrbo.com/908908
Andy Entrekin purchased this House in 2013
Why Andy Entrekin chose Destin
What you must remember is we bought this home for our new place to move to permanently. After a few months we knew this would not happen within a few years so we decided to share our home. It is furnished and decorated as our home, not a hotel room or your typical rental property. This property has no neighbors on the main part of the home which faces east. It has no neighbors in front of it nor behind it. Just one to the west which the house has nothing entertaining on the west side. It is down a semi private drive and has a bird sanctuary behind it. The pool area is just awesome. I completely redid it spending nearly 100k creating a whole new environment for fun. Casa Bahari is maintained and kept up far better than many many other homes as we have a dedicated person to do so and we personally are at the home often. The home automation system is by Control4 and is quite robust. From audio, visual, lighting HVAC and shades it allows you to take full control from 3 different TV's and two iPad controls in the foyer and MBR. Never stumble into a dark bathroom feeling around for the light switches. The system knows it's late and will put on the lights at a dimmed factor to allow for ease. It even turns itself off when it detects no more motion. From hello to goodbye to entertain there are several modes to allow you to make the environment you want. In ALL my travels I have NEVER experienced a home like this. We also have the system keep the whole home dehumidified as for anyone that has traveled to Florida understands how HUMID it can get to. If you are looking for another one of our home in Grayton Beach then see here: https://www.vrbo.com/908908
What makes this House unique
We simply love the outdoor experience at Casa Bahari. The pool area is just perfect. There is a wading or sunning pad to the pool that is about 16 inches deep and a full ledge that allows for several people to sit along the side and enjoy. A full audio system with over 9 outdoor speakers allows for additional entertainment and we have over 1200 radio stations at the house you can choose from, Y'UP. The house is a Mediterranean styled home that is very nicely appointed and we allow guests with a signed form to use the street legal 6 passenger golf cart to run to the beach and back. We spared no expense and I believe you will sincerely appreciate it. If you are looking for another one of our home in Grayton Beach then see here: https://www.vrbo.com/908908
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect family vacation at an amazing house!
Casa Bahari is spectacular! A private, secluded, luxury resort is how we would describe. We rented over spring break and this was our kids first vacation to the beach. The house was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. We very quickly became spoiled with the private pool and incredible outdoor space, not to mention the luxurious interior. We also have to mention the 6-person golf cart - fantastic! We would not go to Destin without access to a golf cart. We will definitely return to Casa Barhari - thank you Andy!
Hey Jennifer thanks for the review. You guys are the picture perfect guests. Your welcome back anytime.
Second to NONE! Privacy galore!!!
This house is beyond superb. We started out with 8 people and ended up bringing 12 with us which was more than enough space for us all! It is ridiculously close to the beach, yet so quiet at night. The house at night is beyond beautiful. The beds are so comfortable, and the environment is peaceful beyond anything I had expected. Andy is SO helpful with any questions you may have. If you're looking for a place away from the noise, yet close enough for all the fun Destin has to offer, then stop right here. Your search is over!! This house and its location are beyond reproach.
Thx for the review Kari. I’m glad you guys had a good time. It’s nice to have privacy yet be close to the beach.
Great Place - Great Location
Stayed for a 5 day get away. This place is in the middle of everywhere. Several restaurants within just a minute or two drive. Destin Commons one mile away. The nice part of the beach is right across the street. Andy/owner is very helpful and definitely cares about his guests. The house is well maintained and in great shape. We loved the outdoor area. It was a great time away.
Thx so much. I’m glad it ended up being such a good weekend.
Very High Quality!
One of the nicest houses you can stay in. A/C works wonderfully, it even adjusts on its own to keep you comfortable. Andy is always just a text away and will always answer any questions you have. Pool and Spa area is very spacious and welcoming, plenty of room for 8-10 guests to sit around at night and play games, eat dinner, etc. Inside of the home is very updated and all electronics work as they should, from the power shades to the dimmable lights everything is customizable to your liking. The rooms are very comfortable with working TV's. Gold Cart is a blast and you are a minute from the most beautiful beach in the country! Don't think twice about this one - just go for it!
I am glad you guys had a great time. The pool really does make it a cozy outdoor experience. Thanks again for the visit!!!
Great property! In ground pool was perfect for having little ones!
Andy was a great host. Very communicative and very helpful with all questions. He is very accessible with prompt responses. Golf cart was very handy to have for quick trips to the beach. Thank you for letting our family make many memories for years to come.
Hey guys, thx for visiting. I'm glad you all had a good time. You're welcome back anytime.
Destin Family Fun
This is truly a wonderful vacation home! We just spent 6 nights at this property and it was everything it advertised. High-end amenities; beautiful pool with lots of outdoor space; large grill, spacious kitchen and tons of room for our group of 10 people. The location to the beach is perfect and the golf cart was greatly appreciated. Sean & Andy were both very helpful and responsive to our needs/questions. Thanks for sharing your property!
Hey guys it was great having you. Thanks so much for the review. It was a pleasure having you and come on back anytime.
Our home is in Destiny West Subdivision. Honestly, this is one of the best locations for being in the middle of EVERYWHERE. There are 26 restaurants within literally 2 miles of the house, all of these accessible with the golf cart. We are about 1.5 miles from the Destin Commons that has nearly 100 shops, tons of restaurants and a theater. Right across the street on the ocean side is the Crab Trap with beautiful views of the gulf from your table. Destiny West is about 1/2 the homes as Destiny East so it is a little bit quieter and less busy. If you want to be smack in the middle of the Emerald Coast central Destin area, this is it.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pets capability is available. Pets up to 35lbs. Please contact owner. 250$ cleaning additional fee and a 500$ additional refundable deposit required (above the standard deposit) Half of rent is due upon booking. The other half is due 28 days prior to arrival. The cleaning fee is 250$. There is a fee of $35$ per guest per night after 10 people. Until confirmed, the rates are subject to change without notice. A waiver must be signed before usage of the golf cart and only licensed drivers may operate. Deposit and Fees: Half of the rental amount is required to secure the home, 11% Florida Tax will be added, $500 Damage Deposit (Refunded 7 days after check out if home is left in order it was found. You will be responsible for any damage to the home. Damage insurance is highly recommended.