White beaches, world-famous fishing and year-round sunshine… the Gulf Coast city of Destin has a lot to offer. Spend a few days in Destin enjoying easy access to great dining and some of Florida’s best shopping, and it’s unlikely you’ll want to leave. Here are some of the best places to stay, including luxury beachfront vacation rentals with their own spectacular pools.
One of Destin’s most spectacular hideaways, this upscale 9-bedroom property provides the perfect place to soak up the Florida sunshine. Unwind in the spiral-shaped pool or the soothing hot tub, then take a stroll along the beach – it’s just seconds away. The bright, modern interior is something else, and views of the beachfront and the Gulf of Mexico flood in through the tall glass windows. Extras at Destin 146 include a fire pit, a movie theater, 2 swim-up bars and a maritime-themed room for kids.
With 4 floors, Destin 80 is a vast 11-bedroom mansion occupying the perfect beachfront location. Grand stairways guide you through the property to elegant, wood-paneled living areas and balconies that overlook the water. Each of the plush bedrooms has its own unique style, and the private pool is just steps from the sea. Relaxation doesn’t come much easier than this.
Take a dip in the elevated hot tub at Destin 55 and let the water bubble away as you enjoy a front-row view of the beach. As the waves lap at the sand, you can chat over drinks with friends or sunbathe on the open-deck balcony. The 7-bedroom vacation home comes with private pools, shaded patio areas and lofty open-plan living spaces with ornate pillars.
A bright, modern home overlooking the beach, Destin 90 is all cream furnishings, cosy living spaces and pops of pastel color. The balconies that cling to the outside of the property make it easy to drink in the clean sea air and some amazing views. Stay here and you’ll also have access to 2 private splash pools and 2 fully equipped gourmet kitchens.
Accommodating up to 22 guests, Destin 99 oozes luxury. The private pool, home theater and game room make this a great choice for families with kids, while outdoor spaces provide a private place to enjoy the Florida sunshine. Expect spacious king-sized beds in the master bedrooms, plus bunkbeds galore for younger guests to enjoy.
Facing the Gulf of Mexico, this newly-built 14-bedroom duplex accommodates an astonishing 36 guests. Whether you’re seeking a villa for a family vacation, a corporate event or a wedding, Destin 144 fits the bill. With great views, a modern design, 4 outdoor decks and a private pool right by the beach, it’s the ideal place to listen to the peaceful sploshing sound of waves hitting the shoreline.
Miramar Beach 65
Sleeping 24 people, Miramar Beach 65 is a wonderfully spacious vacation home right on the sands of Miramar Beach. Make a splash in the private pool or follow the private walkway down to the beach for an afternoon of lazy walks and sunbathing.
Miramar Beach 71
Visit the beach straight from your back yard when you stay at Miramar Beach 71, a 9-bedroom vacation home set across 4 floors. Outside, you can kick back by the deep blue pool after a day exploring the city, while indoors the game room, cosy lounge and modern kitchen make this seaside escape a true home from home.
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