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Island Obsession- NEW! Last Minute SPECIAL! Private Pool & small Gulf View!

Island Obsession- NEW! Last Minute SPECIAL! Private Pool & small Gulf View!


Property Details

Updated: Mar 26, 2015
9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, sleeps 18 (No weddings)

WOW! Sleeps 18! (no weddings)...3500 sq ft of living space(4100 including covered porches), only 300 literal footsteps to the beach! Large double living area, 9 bedrooms, 8 baths, 8 king beds, 1 bunk(twin over twin)! Kitchen has custom granite counter tops, cabinetry and is fully equipped with all major and minor appliances. Large fridge and washer & dryer too! We have Flatscreen TV's and BlueRay or Dvd players. Outside in the large back yard is your private pool(30X17), shower, large gas grill, large deck area, sunbrella and plenty of sun loungers. Plus the yard is completely fenced in for privacy! Driveway offers ample parking so bring your jetskiis or boat! The beach is only a 2 minute, short walk....300 literal footsteps. This home is sure to be THE place to bring your family. We price it so small or large groups find it affordable!

1st Floor bedroom ...King

1st Floor 2nd bedroom....King

2nd Floor ...4 bedrooms have a king...

2nd Floor.... .....1 Bunk(twin over twin)

3rd Floor..... 2 bedrooms have Kings

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We want to welcome you to this beautiful paradise called Destin! We lived in Virginia Beach, Va for many years and then moved here 14 years ago (and both of us were originally born and raised in upstate New York) We've been in the rental business for 26 years.....been married 27 years.....and very happily at that! 15 years ago we were considering moving to Hawaii until a relative said we just HAD to visit Destin...he said it was like being in Hawaii right here on the mainland! So we visited and fell instantly in love with the place.....went home, sold our rental business and moved here in a matter of months. The rest is history. We have 2 children.....20 and 21.... & have homeschooled them from the start. We believe in Jesus!, family and integrity. Hopefully you will enjoy your Destin vacation! Once you get that sand in your can never get it out!

John & Dawn Foy

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Guestbook comments from the owner

John & Dawn, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and giving our family the opportunity to spend this week together. We celebrated a birthday and wedding anniversary; most importantly, we celebrated our family -- the memories made here will last us a lifetime.....or at least until we're able to visit again! Thanks for everything! We look forward to seeing you again in a few summers! With love ~ from McDonough, Georgia
May 2014
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Island Obsession- NEW! Last Minute SPECIAL! Private Pool & small Gulf View!
-(850) 837-9493 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Nice house and great pool

  • 4 of 5
The house was nice and the pool was great. We had great weather. The only things we were just a little disappointed in were minor. We wished there had been more family friendly things in the kitchen. We had 11 kids with us and we had no plastic glasses. We would not use glass around the pool so we just bought plastic cups. We also had no large griddles for pancakes so breakfast took longer to make. I personally would have preferred 2 queen beds in some of the bedrooms instead of 1 king but that's just because of the way our grandkids sleep. The backyard itself was a little noisy since when we stood on our balcony and looked around we counted 6 or 7 other houses with pools just around us but that's because we're from an isolated area ourselves and used to a quiet backyard. I was expecting the house to be closer to the beach since it was listed as 300 footsteps. It's a little over a long block but a very easy walk so not a problem. The owners were very nice and responsive to our needs.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our business for the past 27 successful years has been to provide homes to our guests with a vacation environment that is not only lovely but spacious, clean, fun and safe(please read our other reviews). We feel this review was not completely honest and although it had a few politenesses in it.....the undertones hurt. This new home is NOT a long block to the beach. A long block is over 850 footsteps. Ours is a literal 300....a minute and a half walk. There are not 7 pools surrounding our home.....there are only 4....of which my family owns two of them. Our number one request is for king size beds, so apart from the children's bunk bed, kings are what we offer. The family knew well what the bedding arrangement was when booking the home this past January. With the groups 11 children they needed to be sure of that. And even tho they may be used to living in an "isolated area with quiet back yard" I can't imagine one might mistakenly think a tourist town is that. Our home does provide plastic wine and champagne glasses to use at the pool. Normally families purchase the large disposable plastic cups at Walmart to use for the week. I'm a gourmet cook so I try very hard to be sensitive to the needs of the designated family chef. Please read my reviews.....most mention how well-stocked the kitchen is. And when asked, we always try to bring our guests whatever might be needed to make the stay even better:) We understand that no one can please everyone all the time. So please don't wait until you return home and "fuss" when its too late.......because most situations can be remedied by a simple request.
Island Obsession- NEW! Last Minute SPECIAL! Private Pool & small Gulf View!
-(850) 837-9493 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Great house for our annual beach family reunion

  • 5 of 5
Seventeen members of our family enjoyed Island Obsession at the end of June. The house is well laid out with two bedrooms on the mail level with the kitchen and living space. Once you get to the second and third floors you can't hear the active ground level which makes it nice for napping children, or adults.

Although it is not visible in the photos there is a gate to the pool and we enjoyed blowing bubbles and other fun without fear of the little ones getting to the pool unexpectedly. The pool, hammock and swing/glider were all very well used. The short walk to the beach was no problem especially using the provided wagon. We cooked every night and enjoyed the well stocked kitchen. Great house with plenty of room.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of our favorite things is having groups enjoy the Island Obsession for their family reunions! So happy you enjoyed the home for yours! Thank you so much!
Island Obsession- NEW! Last Minute SPECIAL! Private Pool & small Gulf View!
-(850) 837-9493 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Birmingham, AL

Thanksgiving Dream

  • 5 of 5
For the past 25 years, our family has come to the panhandle of Florida for Thanksgiving. This past year, we needed a larger house to accommodate our ever expanding family. I found Island Obsession through VRBO and really thought it was too good to be true. There was room for all 17 of us with privacy we could not believe. The "great room" had plenty of space, and even with us in the kitchen we were able to remain a part of the socialization. The pool was heated at our request for a nominal fee and was used regardless of the cooler than usual weather. The location is great with the outlet malls one direction and other shopping very close by. The absolute best part was that we were together as a family. We have already booked for Thanksgiving 2014 and are looking forward to many more memorable times at Island Obsession.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: This family was like the dream group for us as being an owner. They were respectful of the property, CLEAN!! they washed and dried the linens..left things in very good order at check-out...etc, etc! We are soooo looking forward to having them return this season...and every season Lord willing! Thank you!
Island Obsession- NEW! Last Minute SPECIAL! Private Pool & small Gulf View!
-(850) 837-9493 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Wonderful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5
John & Dawn, your beautiful beach home, "Island Obsession" is even better than the photos and the photos are great!

I could not stop smiling after we arrived...The awesome kitchen, the 2 sitting areas in the large living room, the huge dining table and the PANTRY! made for a fantastic open concept living space!!!

Our family of 8 adults and 9 children (ages 9 mo.-13 yrs) loved all the comfy bedrooms and bathrooms! I mean...9 bedrooms!!! And we actually used the "futon room" on the 2nd floor to put 2 pack 'n plays for the twin babies...perfect! The kids really enjoyed having a TV in all the bedrooms. What a nice way to calm those kiddos down after playing all day...and it gave us adults some quiet time, too! :)

The kitchen was not only beautiful but so well stocked! Lots of good, sharp knives, cookware, dishes and glasses...and even plastic containers for leftovers! Thanks for anticipating the needs of people like us who cook a lot.

It was truly a short walk to the beautiful beach and wasn't even a problem for 62-year-old me with my arthritis!

Oh, and the washer & dryer are full-sized and worked great! Believe me, we was used a lot! Oh, and that reminds me...

My son left his wedding ring in the dryer and shortly after we left, we called to let Dawn & John know...they had already found it! We received it in the mail, as well as our deposit refund, a few days after returning home. Thanks for your promptness.

Oh, and I have to mention the big, beautiful private pool! We all loved it so much! It was so clean and warm during our fall visit. And we really appreciated that it was cleaned for us twice during our week's stay. Now, that's service! I also liked that there was a fence and gate separating the pool from the house.

Have I left anything out? I'm sure I probably have, but let me just say, to sum up....

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

Brand new, gorgeous and upscale!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Okaloosa at 18 Miles


From $2,700 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 11 2015 - May 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 9 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 25 2015 - Mar 4 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Call for pool heating prices.;
Holiday Upcharge applies to certain Holidays.
•11% Florida tax, cleaning fee $150.-$1000. and $800. refundable damage deposit(refunded 4 days after check-out IF home is LEFT IN THE ORDER IT WAS FOUND).
Absolutely No Weddings

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Updated: Mar 26, 2015


From the Owner

Closeness to the beach.....300 literal footsteps only... and very large private pool! A small view of the Gulf as well.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.


  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathroom 7
  • Bathroom 8
  • All bathrooms are full size!


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 6 - 3 twin/ single, Kid bunk room, twin over twin(3rd twin stored under bunk)


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Absolutely No Weddings No Smoking No Pets Allowed

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