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The Total Experience - 5BR, Gorgeous Private Pool And Seclusion - EV Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,192 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

1st Floor:

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)

2nd Floor:

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.

Carriage House:

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

Full Bath

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.

Patio area:

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

Casa Bahari is a Trademarked name

More Details


Destin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3192 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 31
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional guests allowed which were not previously agreed upon. Any mutually agreed gatherings must be over by 10pm. Eviction will be enforced.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , 1st floor by the 1st bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between two upstairs guest bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Large MBR bathroom. His and Hers vanities
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom in the guesthouse. Full vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , TV and Daybed fit for two kids or 1 adult. 1st floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Very large Master BR. Carpeted, sofa and attached office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Carpeted, wall mounted TV and closet, 2nd floor.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Carpeted, large TV and plenty of closet space, 2nd floor.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Literally its own suite with bathroom, fridge & microwave.
  • 1st Floor - 1 bedroom 2nd floor - MBR with a king bed, reclining sofa and an attached office/dressing area, middle room with queen bed and north room has a king bed 2nd floor/Guest House - Has a Queen Sofa Platform mattress and closet.Very Large TV on the dresser. Has a full bathroom. Wood floor. Views of the pool area. The sofa sleeper was very expensive and sleeps like a normal mattress. We do this so the kids can have an area to play as there is a PS3 there. There is also 2 full size mattresses in a bunk form sleeping up to an additional 4 people/kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I would be happy to recommend items or things to do, please inquire. If you are looking for another one of our home in Grayton Beach then see here:


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Carmel, In

Very High Quality!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you guys had a great time. The pool really does make it a cozy outdoor experience. Thanks again for the visit!!!
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Great property! In ground pool was perfect for having little ones!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys, thx for visiting. I'm glad you all had a good time. You're welcome back anytime.
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Destin Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys it was great having you. Thanks so much for the review. It was a pleasure having you and come on back anytime.
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Texans Vacation in Destin

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home

Perfect for our family and friends

If you cook a lot the inside kitchen and outdoor kitchen was amazing

Pool and hot tub were the perfect size

Carriage house gave privacy for family with small children and when raining never had to go outside in the rain to access main home

Neighborhood over the top

We will be back !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Guys for the review. It was a pleasure having you. I'm glad you enjoyed the stay. We sure love Destin. Thx again for review, I greatly appreciate it.
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Columbus, Ohio

By far the BEST home to stay in!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding in Destin! Andy, you were amazing to allow our family to stay and you went above and beyond for us! You are an amazing person and we would rent from you anytime! Your house is AMAZING! Beautiful and private! We had our "reception" at the home after with a few friends and family! Holy cow is this place gorgeous at night!!! Thank you so much for everything! Hope to stay again soon and will be talking to you again Andy!

Ps your wife was extremely nice and went out of her way to answer all questions we had when we got there! Please thank her again for us!!

Destin... one day we will reside there!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WHAT A GREAT BUNCH!!! You ladies are great. Over a year ago you came to visit/preview the home. I am super glad everything went good. You are welcome back anytime.
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Great Home, Great Ammenities, Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bahari was the perfect place for our group of 3 families, 13 total people (5 adults, 7 teenagers, and one toddler). Although the pictures show a beautiful home, they do not tell the full story of the amenities this home has to offer. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook, and having Apple TV capability with Netflix (using our own account) came in handy for a few stormy days during our vacation. The home is beautifully decorated and all the beds are super comfortable. Being able to pipe music anywhere in the home (including out by the pool) from the control pad is a great feature as is being able to control the blinds from one central control pad in the kitchen. The motion activated lights at night to easily see where you're going was extremely helpful. It's walking distance from the beach, but the golf cart helped transport our chairs and coolers.

My absolute favorite feature is the carriage house. Separate from the main house (above the garage, accessible via outdoor staircase OR from the second floor balcony) gave the 5 teenage girls in our group their own space. The bunks slept 2 each, and the sleeper sofa was better than most beds. They had their own TV, compact refrigerator and microwave.

If you're traveling with multiple families, whomever gets the master suite will feel like they just won the lottery. It has access to the second floor balcony (with hammock and seating area), two enormous walk in closets, and the bathroom is truly something you have to see to believe.

The pool has a shallow part perfect for young kids, and the hot tub easily fits 6. Don't be concerned if the hot tub doesn't feel hot right when you get it. Once you activate the spa, the water heats up in minutes. The pool area has a ton of outdoor seating, perfect for the whole group to hang out, use the grill, and have a great time.

We've been to Destin 3 times, and Casa Bahari helped make this trip our most enjoyable. We had a few minor questions, which were answered and resolved within minutes via text message with the owner. It's easy to tell that Andy genuinely wants his guests to have a fantastic experience at Casa Bahari and in Destin. He goes above and beyond expectations to make that happen.

Thank you for your hospitality, and a great vacation! We hope to enjoy your home again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Travis and Vonnie, You guys are so nice! Thank you for coming. I am glad you enjoyed your visit despite the day of wicked weather we had. I am glad you enjoyed the home. Safe travels and you are welcome back anytime !!!
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Andy Entrekin
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
VPS Northwest FL Beaches Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Crap Trap
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Miramar Beach Area
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.