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In walking distance of the Beach! Enjoy private pool and firepit.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2016
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 16

Sting Ray Shack

There's nothing shabby about the Sting Ray Shack. This well- appointed, spacious home offers almost 3,000 square feet of living space and is within walking distance of the beach, area restaurants, and Destin's best shopping. With five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, a new pool and built in fire pit, The Sting Ray Shack is perfect for large family gatherings and vacations. Guests are welcomed to this beautiful home by the large open kitchen and dining room. The living room is furnished with a flat screen television and is equipped with a fire place and sleeper sofa. The deck is accessible from the living room, and opens onto the built in fire pit. Just off the deck is the brand new in-ground swimming pool, and sun deck, which provides plenty of room for entertaining. The landscaping and charming white picket fence offers guests an additional level of privacy. The large kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances and plenty of counter and cabinet space. The formal dining table has a hidden leaf, which can provide seating for 10, as well as 4 additional seats at the casual breakfast bar. Also located on the first floor is a ½ bathroom and a large laundry room.

The first floor master king suite is calm and inviting, offering guests a small sitting room and access to the deck and pool. The master bathroom boasts a large garden Jacuzzi soaking tub, a standalone shower with glass doors, his and her sinks, and a private water closet. The room also houses a large walk in closet; perfect for stowing extra luggage and beach toys.

On the second floor, guests will find a queen suite, with private bathroom and small covered balcony. The second queen bedroom shares a bathroom with the "double double" room, a good- sized room furnished with two double beds and a balcony. The full second floor bathroom is equipped with a stand-alone shower. The bedrooms all have flat screen televisions. On the other side of the house, there is a separate, second floor "in law suite". This large studio apartment is furnished with a queen bed, and a bunk bed.. The apartment, which does not have a separate entrance, also has a full bathroom with standalone shower, and a microwave.

The garage has been converted into a sitting room, complete with a couch, full refrigerator, and closets dedicated to beach storage. The garage has a separate entrance, which makes access to the yard, pool, and beach easy and convenient . The Sting Ray Shack is a great vacation rental option for large parties and guests who want to be both close to the beach and the action of Destin's best shopping and dining options.

VIP Program:

Included in the cost of this rental, guests will receive access to the VIP Program starting March 4, 2016

Starting March 4, 2016, the VIP Program for rentals in Destin and Miramar Beach include one free pass per day to the following activities:

Santa Rosa Golf

Unlimited DVD Rentals

Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster Snorkel

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

First Floor (sleeps 4)


Dining Room, with Seating for 10

Living Room, with fireplace and flat screen television and sleeper sofa (sleeps 2)

Master King Suite (sleeps 2) with private bathroom

½ Bathroom

Laundry room

Second Floor (Sleeps 8)

Queen suite (sleeps 2) with private bathroom

Queen bedroom (sleeps 2)

Double bedroom (sleeps 4)

Full Bathroom

In Law Apartment with Queen bed (sleeps 2), bunk beds (sleeps 2) full bathroom, and microwave.

Game room with Foos Ball Table, full refrigerator, and beach toy

More Details
  • Sleeps 17
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay here- when I leave I might shed a tear. The house was really cool and we used the ocean as our pool. The house was certainly big enough to hold our families and our stuff. We hope to come back real soon but for now we say goodbye to you!
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 5

21 Reviews

based on 21 traveler reviews



  • 3 of 5

Upon arriving at the home, we were impressed with the proximity to the beach. When we entered, the size of the living room/kitchen was quite disappointing. There were six of us, four adults and 2 teens. We were pleased to see that everyone had their own space, but figuring out how to keep all areas of the house at a comfortable temperature took a while. The downstairs master bedroom was very spacious, but the frame of the bed was extremely loose. In actuality, the headboard was detached from the rest of the frame. As we adjusted throughout the night, my husband and I would awaken one another. We paid an additional fee to heat the pool. After several days and several attempts, the pool was successfully heated the day before we were scheduled to leave. We were only reimbursed for one day though. My children swam in the pool, despite it being cold because they wanted to "make the best of it". The backyard was cluttered with old lawn furniture that desperately begged to be cleaned and the yard itself was littered with debris from the overgrown trees. The "gameroom" consisted of two broken games, one arcade and one fooseball table. Lastly, unfortunately I waited until the night before we were to depart to wash our clothes, only to find out the dryer was outdated and had one foot in the grave. We literally dried our clothes ALL night. In the end, we checked out close to noon...all because we couldn't get our clothes dried. We have been renting through HomeAway for years, and have had little to no problems. I advise everyone to read ALL reviews and if you see one not so great review, go with your gut. The majority of the reviews for this home were stellar, but I beg to differ. We will continue to rent from, but I will definitely go through all reviews with a fine toothed comb.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beddington, Maine, United States

Would book this home again!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at the Sting Ray Shack! Our three kids spent most of the time in the pool, and we were happy to be in walking distance from the beach! The home was well kept and clean when we arrived. The staff at Five Star was able to help us with restaurant recommendations and we loved eating at 790 North!

The home was very spacious and we had the relaxing vacation we needed this summer! We hope to stay at the Sting Ray Shack again over the winter holidays and recommend the home to anyone who visits Destin.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for staying with Five Star/Bliss Beach Rentals and for letting us know how much your family enjoyed the home. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Stingray Shack again soon.
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  • 1 of 5

Do no rent this house! This place is nasty and not safe for children! We arrived and upon checking the home we found the house in poor condition! Slim in the ice machine, blinds are being held up by electric tape, erotic stains on the furniture, bugs in the bedroom, nails coming up on the patio, pool is small, holes in the furniture, walls are stained up and patched up with wrong color paint, carpet is nasty, kitchen cabinets are missing paint, ceiling looked like it was about to fall in, hand rails were loose, patio furniture was in poor shape, and the game room was filled with broken games!

One of our children woke up with bugs in her hair! We got all of our money back but our vacation was already ruined! We had to find a place to stay during the peak of summer vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our family vacation. We had 8 adults and 6 children ages 1 to 7. Each family had their own bedroom and one extra for the children. The pool was a nice amenity. Just a short walk to the beach. Highly recommend the Stingray Shack. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our family vacation. We had 8 adults and 6 children ages 1 to 7. Each family had their own bedroom and one extra for the children. The pool was a nice amenity. Just a short walk to the beach. Highly recommend the Stingray Shack. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Stingray Shack!! The house was awesome and had plenty of room for everyone. The pool was a huge plus as it was a bit of a walk to the beach and it was a private beach. This was our first visit to Destin and we were unaware of the private beach"thing". The owner was easy to get in touch with and easy to deal with. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

The Lightsey and Shaffer families

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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  • 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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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

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


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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 2 Full beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, 1 bunk bed, Queen Bed & Twin/Twin Bunk
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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