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Property Details

Updated: May 26, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12

It's time to kick off your shoes, relax and get away from everyday. The Pelican's Elbow has everything you need for that relaxing week at the seashore, including a large private swimming pool and patio - great for morning coffee instead of a morning commute.

The home is located on a quiet street in a private gated community, less than 3 blocks from the beach.

The Pelican's Elbow is pet-friendly, so your pet can also enjoy the family vacation.

Don't be crammed into a cramped condo. This beautiful home with its nautical decor is perfect for large families or groups. You have room to stretch out -- 2020 sq. feet (largest floor plan in the neighborhood) -- with large living/dining room, four bedrooms and two baths, full kitchen, a spacious family room and laundry room with full-size washer and dryer.

All bedrooms and baths are on a single floor - no stairs to deal with.

We've recently upgraded with memory foam mattresses and pillows on every bed, porcelain tile floors, and more.

The spacious Master bedroom features a king size bed, flat screen HDTV/VCR/DVD,a private bath with soaker tub and shower and a huge closet. The Kahuna and Palm Bedrooms both have queen beds, HDTVs, DVD players, and alarm clocks just in case you don't want to sleep in some morning. The Twin bedroom features two twin beds and HDTV with a VCR/DVD player. All bedrooms have a ceiling fan. There are queen sleeper sofas in separate living and family rooms. Two Pack-N-Play type cribs and a single rollaway bed are available.

The white-sugar-sand beach is a short stroll away and dining, shopping and amusements are close at hand. You can swim with dolphins, cruise the Gulf, parasail, jetski, kayak or partake in any of dozens of other nearby activities.

At the end of a great day in the sun, you can enjoy the family room with high-definition TV/VCR/DVD and selection of books, more than 110 videos (including 30+ kid's movies), and family games. Free high-speed Internet is provided.

Kick back, soak up some sun and work on your tan (or lounge in the shade) and enjoy life at the Pelican's Elbow.

No Smoking.

Note: Check our website for a comprehensive list of activities and attractions in the Destin area and the Florida Panhandle.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

This property is managed and maintained by the owner. I try to provide everything you need for your beach vacation. I live in the Destin area and am on call if any problems arise. I take pride in this property and work hard to make it an enjoyable, clean, well-maintained vacation location.

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19 Reviews

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Pelican's Elbow, Pet Friendly, Private Pool, WiFi
+1 -8503052501
Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Wonderful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was wonderful and relaxing! The owner, Mr. Larson was there to greet us as we arrived to give us all the information we needed for our stay. This was VERY helpful since we had not vacationed in Destin before. Everything we needed at the home was there for us to use just like we were at home. The home was spacious and VERY clean! The pool was wonderful to go to early in the mornings and in late evening before or after the beach. The back yard was nice and private for a cup of coffee and breakfast in the mornings or to have an outdoor meal in the afternoon/evening. We will definately consider staying at this home again.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Pelican's Elbow, Pet Friendly, Private Pool, WiFi
+1 -8503052501
Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Best Family Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
When we booked our trip we never expected to be as great as what it was. Ron was more than helpful with giving advice about the area. The house was so clean and beautiful along with having everything that you need to cook/bake just like your own home. The pool is steps outside the backdoor and not to mention is so unbelievably clean you could drink it. The beach is located within walking distance and there is a wagon to pull with all of your beach needs. This was one of our best vacations ever and we will be coming back again soon!!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Pelicans's Elbow and will welcome you back any time.
Pelican's Elbow, Pet Friendly, Private Pool, WiFi
+1 -8503052501
Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5
We just returned from our stay at The Pelican's Elbow. It was wonderful. There were 7 of us and we all fit nicely. The rooms were a good size with ample closet space and amazing bedding. The beach was just a short walk away and if there is someone who isn't up for the walk, there is always the amazing pool. You aren't far from much of anything. There are lots of amazing restaurants near by and Ronald gives you a run down on them. Seriously, the notebook he provides is amazing - take the time to read it. Ronald was very nice and helpful.

The only thing we thought was odd, not really a complaint, was that paper products weren't provided. You have to buy your own paper towels and toilet paper. Because everything else is provided that just stood out as strange. We would have rather been charged another $20 and had them provided.

Overall we enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Pelican's Elbow, Pet Friendly, Private Pool, WiFi
+1 -8503052501
Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous home! We had a wonderful time staying in this house. It is very spacious, well equipped and has an great pool in the backyard. My kids loved swimming in it. A quick walk and you are on a gorgeous beach. Ronald is a great owner and gave us so many fabulous ideas for sightseeing and eating. Walked to Pompano Joe's one night and had a great meal.
Any questions were easily answered by Ronald. I would not hesitate to stay here at Pelican's Elbow again! Great home!

The Edgars
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Pelican's Elbow, Pet Friendly, Private Pool, WiFi
+1 -8503052501
Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Eureka Springs


  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved this place. The photos of the house do not do it justice. Beautiful inside and out. We did not want to leave. The grand kids enjoyed all the games and videos. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you for your hospitality. The Summers Family
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your vacation in Destin.
Pelican's Elbow, Pet Friendly, Private Pool, WiFi
+1 -8503052501
Destin Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Felt Like Being Home

  • 5 of 5
Debbie & Wayne: Nova Scotia canada

We had an awesome time here at Pelican's Elbow.The house was much larger than we expected and well equipped.It was only a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches that we have seen in our travels. Close to many shopping malls, restaurants,and different forms of entertainment. Ron,the owner was always very helpful and friendly.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as winter guests.


From the Owner

The Pelican's Elbow is a beautiful, well maintained home in a gated beach community. Destin is a family-oriented beach vacation destination, with one of the nicest white sand beaches in the country. Our area has a small-town feel, with lots of shopping and entertainment. And, important to me, it's a loong ways away from snow.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Northwest FL Regional (Ft Walton Beach) - Code VPS at 18 Miles Nearest Barpub : Captain Dave's on the beach, Kenny D's nearby. at 0.3 Miles Nearest Golf : A dozen fine local courses. Closest is at 2.2 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 98 at 0.2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Captain Dave's, Kenny D's, Pompano Joe's at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Miramar Beach at 0.2 Miles

Destin features a wide array of water-oriented activities, including beautiful white-sand beaches, surfing, sailing, parasailing, snorkeling/scuba diving, pontoon boat rentals, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, sightseeing/dinner/dolphin watching cruises, and shelling. You can even swim with the dolphins in the open ocean.

The shopping is great, with one of the largest Designer Outlet Malls in the US just 3 miles from the home.

You may wish to rent a street-legal golf cart for your vacation. They're handy for zipping to and from the beach. They can be operated on any street with a 35 mph speed limit (or less), must obey all traffic and parking laws, and must be parked in our garage when at the home. We recommend Destin Golf Cart Rentals.

There is a beach service on our beach that offers rentals of sturdy beach chairs & umbrellas, canopies, cabanas, kayaks and paddle boards. Other activities include hiking/walking (Gulf-front state parks nearby), biking, miniature golf, fitness center/gym, tennis, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, amusement parks, museums, zoo, restaurants, cinemas and scooter & electric vehicle rentals.

The Destin area is home to a dozen fine golf courses, available to the public. There are nearby state forests with biking trails and bike, kayak and canoe rentals. And Destin is close to deep water, boasting a large fleet of charter fishing boats and day boats for the finest in deep-sea fishing.


From $190 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Feb 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break - Student Rates
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Pet Fee $125.00 + Tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Fifty percent of the rent is required as a down payment when making a reservation. The balance of the rent and all fees are due 30 days prior to arrival.

Small pets are welcome at $125/week for one, $225/week for two. Larger pets considered at an additional fee.

Base rates shown for up to 8 people. Add $100/week ($15/night) for each additional person (up to 12 total) over age 2.

Spring Break Rates shown for students. Families welcome at $1995/week, $310/night, minimum 6 nights.

Responsible student groups welcome with $100/person damage deposit and $175-200 cleaning fee.

Credit cards accepted via PayPal.

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Updated: May 26, 2015


From the Owner

The Pelican's Elbow has the largest private pool in the community, in a fenced-in back yard. The pool is 'L-shaped,' 28-1/2 feet long by 9-13 feet wide. Best of all, the pool is all yours – no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. Perhaps you are back from an afternoon at the beach, or it’s after dinner – the pool is a great place for the kids (and adults) to enjoy themselves without the need to organize an expedition. You'll have a nice patio beside the pool with a picnic table and gas grill. And there is a good size fenced back yard with several trees (banana, pomegranate) and tropical landscaping. After a long day of enjoying yourself, get a great night's sleep on the new top quality memory foam mattresses throughout the unit.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2020 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, Master bath with double sinks and soaker tub.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Queen memory foam mattress & pillows. Ceiling fan.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Memory foam mattresses and pillows. Ceiling fan.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Queen memory foam mattress and pillows. Ceiling fan.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, King memory foam mattress & pillows 2 pack-n-play type cribs


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 2 Queen Sofa Beds in separate living and family rooms. 2 Portable Cribs, Queen Air Mattress, Single Roll-Away. Nearby Private Beach Access, Beach Towels Provided, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas Provided. Gas BBQ Grill & Picnic Table with Umbrella on Rear Patio. Sturdy Wooden High Chair.

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