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Luxury home w/ private pool, two master suites, beach access, gated community

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 25, 2016
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Beach Blessing is a 5BR home in Destiny by the Sea: a private neighborhood in Destin, FL. Within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico, this home provides the perfect accommodations for vacationers. The three story home is equipped with an elevator, a private pool, and other extra features. The first floor houses two bedrooms. The second floor houses the kitchen, dining room, living room, a kind bedroom, and laundry room. The third floor houses a wet bar and two Master suites with king beds and private bathrooms.

Additional luxury elements of the home include the pool heat feature, a game room, and spa tubs in the Master suites. Guests will feel well cared for and pampered when they vacation at Beach Blessing.

*Pool heat is available for an additional charge. Any pool heat activation will need to be arranged prior to the guest arrival.

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. Free activities are available to guests every day of their vacation. With an average of $200/day of free activities, guests will get much more out of their vacation than just travel - they'll also get memories to last a life time.

The VIP Program for rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach includes one free pass per day to the following activities:

November - February

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

March - October

Santa Rosa Golf or Regatta Bay Golf or Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Destin Princess/Destiny Fishing

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Big Kahuna's Water Park

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

Sleeps 12

1st Floor:

Laundry room

Game room with pool table, flat screen television and wet bar

King bedroom with television and private bath (2)

Bunk bedroom with two twin/twin bunks with a television (4)

Full bathroom

2nd Floor:

Living room with flat screen television

Gourmet kitchen

Dining room

Half bathroom

King bedroom with television and private bathroom (2)

Laundry room

3rd Floor:

Wet Bar

King Master bedroom with television and private bath (2)

King Master bedroom with television, sitting area, private bath, and balcony (2)

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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14 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
5

Amazing family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This house is outstanding. Very spacious and clean and well-pointed home with the added fun of a private pool and pool table. The pool does not get a lot of direct sunlight (between about 11am and 1pm) which is great if you have small children and want to keep them protected from the sun some during the day. The walk to the beach is very easy (we made it no problem every day with a 3 and 5 year old). The neighborhood is gated with very little to no traffic, so very safe for families. The beach is private so there's plenty of room to play and spread out, even during the busiest seasons. It's a nice departure from the dense crowds of Destin's public beaches. I would definitely recommend the beach chair service - it made things so much easier for us! There are a couple restaurants within walking distance of the property, and the main parts of Destin with entertainment and restaurants is a very short and easy drive away. We were highly satisfied with our stay and would absolutely recommend to families or adult groups.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation at Beach Blessing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation week at Beach Blessing in October. The house is gorgeous and the neighborhood is fabulous! Our four year old grand-daughter, Ella, said it was a princess house! The elevator was very handy! The house was clean, plenty of towels, and the beds were comfortable. The two master suites were big and very nice. I would suggest that they remove the pool table and make that area a den for the children with sofas and television. The adults would gather in the main den and kitchen but the kids just didn't have an area of their own. The Five Star staff were very attentive, friendly and accommodating. I can't say enough about Shawna J. She was great to work with and you can count on her to do what she says she will do. That means a lot!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evansville, IN
3

Great location

  • 3 of 5

My family just returned from Beach Blessing. I think you don't see a lot of reviews because people are conflicted about writing one. There are many pros, yet many opportunities for improvement.

Pros:

Working with Five Star was very easy. As other reviews noted, they are responsive and customer service oriented. No issues with them whatsoever. Every person we dealt with was very responsive.

Location, location, location. Home is in an awesome location. Although the only beach view is from the third floor because of being blocked by other homes, the beach is still only steps away.

Private pool. Our family enjoyed having a pool at the home for those days that you just don't want to deal with the sand. It is not huge, but is large enough and always had the afternoon shade!

Layout of home. With 3 floors, bedrooms on each level, pool table on first floor, the house was very usable for a large family.

Responsiveness of maintenance staff: Shout out to Mike who came to address an issue. Very professional, courteous, and efficient.

Areas for improvement: Don't want to be really negative, but for the amount of money to rent the home we did expect a bit higher quality in the following areas:

Furnishings: Most of the furniture is beyond tired. Family room sofa and chairs and some bedroom furniture is barely above acceptable. Worn, torn, minimally clean. We realize it's a vacation rental, so it is difficult to maintain a high quality I am sure. The rugs in the home were vacuumed for sure, but are so old and dirty that they just need to be thrown away!

TV's: Didn't come to watch a lot of TV, but on rainy days and late at night it is nice to have. For a few hundred dollars you can have nice (larger) flat screens in each room. Most TV's in the home were tiny, some weren't even flat screen they were so old, and even the one in the family room was way too small for the room. Also, not being from the area, some kind of channel guide would be nice.

General cleanliness: Patio furniture and cushions were simply nasty. Need a different type of cushion to work in the Florida rain. Not sure if it was just plain dirty or if it was mold, but was not inviting for sitting. Slats in blinds were broken all over the house. Again, I'm sure it's difficult being a rental property, but the summer rental income each week should allow for some minor upkeep.

Again, this may sound negative, but isn't meant to be. We really did have a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled this home and the location worked so well for your family. We are also happy that you found our staff courteous and helpful during your stay. We appreciate your feedback on the home and are currently making plans to upgrade carpet and furniture throughout the property with the Owner. Please let us know if we can help in planning for your next stay! We will be looking forward to your return.
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Dayton
5

Great time at Beach Blessing!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Beach Blessing for the Month of January, and had a wonderful time! The home is in a great location, has a good layout, is well insulated for noise and weather. It has a perfect pool/spa combo, and is well stocked with all you would need for a great vacation.

Five Star Beach Rentals was wonderful to work with, and made us feel very welcome. As with ANY vacation rental, you will experience the occasional loose shower handle, burned out light bulbs, etc. Five Star was PROFESSIONAL, courteous, and had someone out to fix it immediately. They showed concern for our privacy and worked with our schedule. I can't give them enough praise on their response. Shawna J. Is the BEST!

The home beds were very comfortable, and the home was clean. There were abundant clean, white towels for all the rooms and bathrooms. We opted to heat the pool/spa, which was heated to a perfect 90 degrees. The pool guy came out once a week, which we really appreciated.

We had a very nice vacation in this beautiful home...:)

Mike and Tami Duncan

Dayton, OH

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you spending your winter getaway with us and are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! Please let us know if we can assist you with planning your next trip to Destin!
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The Woodlands, TX
5

Beach Blessing

  • 5 of 5

I have been spending my summer vacations in Destin since '93 and this was by far my best experience to date. The entire Five Star staff were attentive, friendly and beyond courteous. Consummate professionals. Shawna was most accommodating and is a huge asset to Five Star. The house was absolutely gorgeous and impeccably maintained. My beach wedding and the reception at the house were nothing short of perfect. I give Five Star Beach Properties and Shawna Jacoby the highest recommendation possible. Five stars for sure! DK

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good pick.

  • 4 of 5

Home was pretty much exactly what we expected. We have stayed in Destiny by the Sea for years. We decided with smaller kids that we definitely wanted a pool, so we sacrificed the ocean view for the pool. The two upstairs master bedrooms were very nice. The beds were extremely comfortable. The bed on the lower floor was not comfortable according to the people who stayed there. The lounging furniture was a little worn and the carpet definitely was in poor condition, especially the rug in the living room which would be a very easy replacement. The pool table needed to be re-felted and was actually one of the most disappointing aspects for us since we have 4 teenagers who stayed at the pool table.

If the carpet was clean and the pool table was nice, I would have given this facility a 5 star rating. If you are planning on booking, you might want to see if these issues have been addressed.

Overall though a very nice place to stay and I was very glad to see some Scripture verses on the wall, a very nice touch! (to the owners) Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Perfect for a relaxing excursion away from work. The natural color theme runs throughout the house with simple pieces of art. You can kick you feet up in the identical, plush chairs located in the third floor master bedroom.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

This home is located in Destiny by the Sea, one of Destin’s most exclusive communities. Privacy is cherished in this posh, guard gated community. Lush landscapes and Mediterranean styling are keys to Destiny by the Sea’s relaxed elegance.

Destiny by the Sea is the only neighborhood located completely south of Scenic Gulf Drive, affording all homes with stunning Gulf views and private beach access. The plush homes provide everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including the convenience of many nearby shopping and dining options.

DESTINY BY THE SEA AMENITIES

Community pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts

Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • see rates above
  • US Dollars
  • Taxes and cleaning fee not included... Holiday rates are subject to change.
  • No College Groups, This is a Family Rental ONLY! NO BOOKINGS UNDER 25 YRS OF AGE!
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Amenities

From the Owner

2 wet bars, gourmet kitchen, pool, hot tub

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury

General

  • Internet

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 4200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • 5.5 bathrooms (5 full baths, 1 half bathroom)

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
  • King Bedroom w/private bathroom (2) King Bedroom w/private bathroom (2) Master King w/private bathroom (2) Master King w/private bathroom (2) Bunk Room with two twin/twin bunk beds (4) Sleep Sofa in Living Room (1)

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Five Star Beach Properties prides itself on providing its guests with the highest level of customer service possible! We meet our guests personally at the home for check-in for your convenience, and provide a personalized walk through of the property. You’re encouraged to take advantage of our Concierge services that are exclusive to our vacation rental guests. Let us help you plan your next guided fishing trip, golf outing, watersports appointment, arrange for pre-arrival grocery delivery, baby equipment rental and more. We are happy to provide you with personalized recommendations on area restaurants and activities. We also provide only the finest luxury linens and towels to our guests, spa quality bathroom amenities, welcome gifts and more.

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