Destin Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental Homes in Destin, Florida

If the idea of renting a Jet-ski and riding it out to where you can watch dolphins swim and play seems appealing, then Destin, Florida may very well be the place for you! Destin is frequently described as the jewel of the Emerald Coast and with its crystal clear Gulf waters and an abundance of seafood restaurants and dining options; it's easy to see how it got its title.

About Destin

Located in the Florida panhandle in the northwest of the Sunshine State, Destin is renowned for its Gulf of Mexico beaches, an abundance of golf courses, as well as the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Settled in the 1840s as a fishing village by Captain Leonard Destin, the city has since grown to be a popular tourist destination with millions of visitors each year. Today, fishing charters leave Destin bound for the deep warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the quality of the fishing in these fishing grounds has earned Destin the nickname of "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village". Destin also lays claim to being home port of the largest fishing fleet in Florida.

The Climate

Like, just about all parts of the Sunshine state, Destin's whether is influenced by its proximity to the ocean. Generally, you can expect to see temperatures range from 60F in January to 90F in July/August. The city gets approximately sixty two inches of rain per year and you can expect 260 sunny days in the average twelve months.

These statistics emphasize why staying in a vacation rental home in Destin is a great way to spend your vacation.

The Beaches

In excess of twenty four miles of soft white sand make up the heart of Florida's Emerald Coast. The sugar white beach sand contrasted by the crystal clear, emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico soon make it obvious why Destin is as popular as it is.

The sand found on Destin's beaches is renowned for being some of the whitest and cleanest in the world. The powder soft sand itself comes originally from the Appalachian Mountains, and is comprised of finely ground quartz crystal which has the texture and appearance of sugar.

The waters around Destin are relatively calm and usually safe to swim in and because of the crystal clear water, marine wildlife is comparatively easy to spot. If you venture out into the waves, you'll discover an abundance of sea life. Better still; rent a jet ski and ride it out a few hundred yards offshore, and you can expect to encounter a variety of fish and, if you're lucky, maybe even the odd shark, dolphin, sting ray and the odd jellyfish, or two.

Destin Vacation Rental Homes

It's possible to stay in a luxury vacation rental home anywhere around Destin. Alternatively, there's the nearby Fort Walton Beach, or going slightly further afield Cape San Blas and the area around Port St Joe offer a large and diverse range of vacation rental properties.

Destin Golf Courses

There are a number of courses within reach of destin, but these are our pick of the best.

Emerald Bay Golf Club: 18 hole prestigious golf course community which was fully renovated in 2014.

Kelly Plantation Golf Club: Environmentally sensitive golf course. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.

Indian Bayou Golf Club: The club has three unique golf courses.

Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club: A Public championship course which the club describe as providing the ultimate risk-vs-reward golf experience.

Burnt Pine Golf Club: The course has a 7,000-yard layout. Golf Digest also ranked it as one of the "Top 30 Courses in Florida".

Seascape Resort Golf Course: A public par 70, 6,100-yard championship course.

Baytowne Golf Club: Said to be the only course on the Emerald Coast that extends from the beach to the bay.

Shalimar Pointe: An 18-hole 'Dye-Finger' design course.

Restaurants in the Destin Area

You can expect to find the usual fast food joints such as KFC, Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's and of course, Taco Bell.

However, if you're looking for aomething a little more substantial, then you can also dine at these chain restaurants: Bahama Breeze, Bonefish Grill, Five Guys, Cracker Barrel, Sizzler, Ponderosa, Shoneys, Outback Steakhouse, TGI Fridays, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Applebee's, Miller's Ale House, Texas Roadhouse, Red Lobster.

If you're looking for something a little more individual, then look for: The Back Porch, Boathouse Oyster Bar, Camellia Grill, Captain Dave's on the Gulf, Commander's Palace, Destin Chops, Fisherman's Wharf, Hog's Breath Saloon, Fudpucker's Beachside Bar and Grill, Harbor Docks, Marina Cafe, McGuires Irish Pub and Brewery, Nightown, Ocean Club Restaurant, Yesterday's.

Shopping in Destin

OK, so we all know that laying on the beach and listening to the surf can be pretty relaxing, but give it five or six days and you'll probably start dreaming of some retail therapy, or if not you, then maybe your loved ones will. Well, all is not lost. The Emerald Coast has a wide and varied range of shops on offer that can provide some unusual shopping experiences. Whether you're staying in Destin, Fort Walton Beach or Okaloosa Island, you'll be able to find distinctive boutiques, chain store malls and picturesque pedestrianized villages.

We'd recommend checking out Destin Commons, HarborWalk Village, Shoreline Village mall, Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach and Downtown Fort Walton Beach where you'll find extensive shopping, good dining choices and a varied nightlife. The natural ambience of Florida's Emerald Coast has created a perfect creative environment for artists of all kinds, and so if you're looking for something a little different then maybe, this is where you'll find it.

 
 

Destin Vacation Rental Homes

Sleeps 4

$125 per night

Studio/Efficiency in Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf

1 Beds1 Baths600 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
1 Beds, 1 Baths, 600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 4
Location:
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $125 per night
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Sleeps 8

$150 per night

Terrace at Pelican Beach Resort at Destin: Gulf-side, Lakefront condo

3 Beds2 Baths1240 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1240 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
The Terrace At Pelican Beach, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $150 per night
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Sleeps 8

$150 per night

Elegant 2 Bedroom Condo w/Bunk Room - August Special Reduced Rates!!

2 Beds2 Baths1250 Sq. ft

Condo

( Management Company )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1250 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Seascape Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $150 per night
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Sleeps 8

$195 per night

Spacious 5th Floor Condo with Sunset Views

3 Beds2 Baths1700 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1700 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Seascape Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $195 per night
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Sleeps 6

$200 per night

16th floor Beachfront Luxury Condo on the Emerald Coast

3 Beds3 Baths1800 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1800 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Destin, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $200 per night
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Sleeps 8

$300 per night

Incredible 3 Bed/3 Bath FIRST FLOOR Ocean Front Condo

3 Beds3 Baths1500 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
The Azure, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $300 per night
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Sleeps 10

$350 per night

Premium 4 BR - Ocean Front Condo - Spacious, top line luxury

4 Beds3 Baths1950 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1950 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
The Azure, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $350 per night
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Sleeps 10

$350 per night

Outstanding 4 bedroom Ocean front condo- totally remodeled July 2015

4 Beds3 Baths1650 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1650 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
The Azure, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $350 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$375 per night

Largo Mar, 5 Bed/5.5 Bath Sleeps 16 Private Heated Pool

5 Beds5 Baths2880 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2880 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Destin, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$450 per night

Jewel by the Sea, 7 BR, 5 Bath, Pool, Views, Sleeps 18

7 Beds5 Baths3300 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 5 Baths, 3300 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Destin, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $450 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$500 per night

Brand New!!! 7B/6B Free Golf Cart,Private heated salt water pool, Close to beach

7 Beds6 Baths3000 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 3000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Destin, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $500 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$537 per night

Island Pearl 8 bed 8 bath home with large Private Pool and Gulf views!

8 Beds8 Baths3400 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
8 Beds, 8 Baths, 3400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Crystal Beach, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $537 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$1100 per night

Brand New 8b/7b, Luxury Beach Home, Private Pool, Free Golf Cart!

8 Beds6 Baths3300 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
8 Beds, 6 Baths, 3300 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Destin, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $1100 per night
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