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Incredible luxury mansion in Destin, gulf front, private pool, hot tub on roof


Property Details

Updated: Oct 28, 2016
7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, Sleeps 20

Capitano is the largest home in Destiny by the Sea. This unique showplace contains over 8,800 square feet of exceptional living space, expansive balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a roof-top deck and hot tub, and awe-inspiring architecture. You will be blown away by the free-standing balustrade curved staircase, the Corinthian columns, and the luxurious furnishings. The mansion features seven master suites, nine fireplaces, a gulf-front heated pool and spa tub, dual head showers, two steam showers, jetted tubs, and its own private boardwalk down to the private beach access. These features place extravagant, coastal living right at your fingertips.

Step inside through the grand double-door entry, and you will be greeted by sparkling travertine stone floors, crystal chandeliers, and rows of glass doors and windows peering out onto a marvelous view of the Gulf. Proceede into the great room, you will find the main living room, dining area, and gourmet kitchen. The main living room features a surround sound system, a 60" flat screen TV, a fire place, a plush sofa, and two leather wingback chairs that rotate 360˚. To the right of the main living room, a family room with a five-piece bistro, a flat screen TV, fire place, chase lounge and additional seating creates another great entertainment space

A two-sided fireplace and a wet bar with a wine rack separates the living room and kitchen. The gourmet kitchen holds double Dacor ovens, a side-by-side refrigerator, a six-burner gas stove, and other chef-quality appliances. The kitchen highlights include an abalone shell backsplash, a large kitchen island with barstools, and amazing views of the beach and Gulf waters. You can access the beach from any room on the first floor through the multiple sets of French doors, or swim in the private salt-water pool with an infinity edge spa tub and shooting fountains featuring fiber optic lighting. The first floor also houses a master suite with a king bed, chase lounge, flat screen TV, vaulted ceilings, and shared access to the hall bathroom. Other notable features of the first floor include the butler's pantry, and accommodating laundry room.

On the second floor, behold four master suites, each with a private bathroom. Each suite possesses its own fireplace and access to the covered terrace and views of the Gulf. The first of the four suites on the second floor contains two queen beds. The second suite houses a king bed. The third bedroom is appointed with a king bed. The final bedroom on the fourth floor is a bunk room with two twin-over-queen bunk beds.

The greatest room in the Capitano mansion is the Grand Master Suite which takes up the entire third floor. The Grand Master Suite features a luxury private bathroom with jetted spa tub and private shower, a sitting room with a flat screen TV and a two-sided fire place, and a wet bar along with access to the private covered terrace overlooking the Gulf. A private office attached to the Master Suite provides a quite space with a desk facing the Gulf.

The fourth floor features an open, roof-top deck with a private hot tub, an outdoor kitchen and a sitting area with a wet bar and full bath. You can also find a king bedroom which features an amazing panoramic view of the gulf on this floor. Sunsets and evening views are unlike any others in the area, and you'll find that perhaps days spent close to the ocean, and nights under the stars are what will make you feel the richest. Experience luxury coastal living at Capitano!

*An additional pool heat fee is required for use of the spa tub or to heat the pool, and must be arranged in advance of your stay.

*This property requires a $5,000 damage deposit

Access to the VIP Program is included with all Five Star vacation rentals. Effective March 4, 2016, 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.

Starting March 4, 2016, 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 20 guests

1st Floor:

King bedroom (2)

2nd Floor:

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom (2)

Double queen bedroom (4)

Bunk bedroom (6)

3rd Floor:

Grand master suite (2)

4th Floor:

King bedroom (2)

More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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5 Reviews

based on 5 traveler reviews


Property had numerous issues and was over rated base on how it is marketed online.

  • 2 of 5

Television was wired directly to the cable via a wire across the wall. Management came in and spent four hours rewiring surround sound etc destroyed from the last guest. Still didn't work properly afterwards as sound would not work anywhere except the kitchen and patio. Hot tub on roof didn't work and couldn't be fixed during our stay. Two of the three BBQ grills weren't usable, one that we could use was on the fourth floor roof top. Several of the automatic blinds were missing, looked liked they had been ripped from the ceiling. Others didn't work properly. Outdoor lights around pool and lights in the pool didn't work. Half the light bulbs were burned out on lights on the front of the house. Light fixture missing on the rooftop entertainment area. Outdoor cabinets in rooftop were needing to be replaced as commented by the cleaning company when we asked about their condition. Mold around lights and a/c vent in the fourth floor bedroom. Handle on the door from the top floor to inside came off in our hands during our stay. Blinds missing from the master bedroom window facing east which was fun at sunrise each day. This was at the high end of rental vacation homes as we have rented quite a few, not even close in terms of value for spend.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston Texas

Post Christmas Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

A spectacular beach front home, with all the amenities that anyone could ask for. The open concept main floor allowed everyone to gather in one place for meals, games, and visiting. But there were always places on the property to go to get away, relax or nap. Our family of 15 range in ages from 4 months to 77 years and we all found it the perfect place for a family reunion. Capitano is well located for shopping and services while granting the feel of a private, luxury resort. Five Star Properties were totally professional in the handling of our reservation, and followed up with us upon our arrival to make sure everything was in order. We would definitely book with them again. A suggestion for others: we had a caterer (LesGo Personal Chef) bring in per-ordered dinners 5 of our 7 nights there - which took all the hassle of shopping, cooking, and cleanup out of the equation. Tiffani arrived on time and the food was absolutely delicious and abundant. Another 5 Star. We would definitely recommend Capitano, Five Star Properties, and LesGo to our friends!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captains Roost!

  • 5 of 5

The largest home in Destiny by the Sea is definitely worthy of the name 'Capitano'! All 7 bedrooms are roomy and most offer views of the Gulf. The home defines luxury and could not be in a better location. On the Gulf, close to shops and restaurants, our stay at Capitano could not have been more awesome. Five Star was great and checked up on us to make sure our vacation was going smoothly. Five Stars, will stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our vacation

  • 3 of 5

The house is very big..but the 3rd floor is almost too much...we hardly ever used it except for my husband and I to sleep...also we had extra guests the last three days that had to share a bath with the 1st floor.. seems like a house that big would have a separate powder room for the 1st floor?? Also the house is very close to the public beach access...and one morning we awoke to some very drunk teenagers sleeping soundly on the beach in front of the!

All in all it was a pleasant week and the weather was fantastic and the water beautiful! Five Star did a very good job of checking on us and making sure we were wasn't their fault that we were expecting a little more luxury for the cost of the house....again let me say that Capitano is a very nice house that was just not quite what we expected it to be....we have stayed at 6 different homes in Destiny by the Sea (beachfront) and for the cost....I would rate this one as my 4th favorite. The two under this are rated that way because they didn't have a private pool....Floridian, Casablanca (now sold) and Ocean Paradise ( a little smaller) were my personal favorites

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis,MO

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Capitano was like a dream come true. Everything about the house is spectacular!! The kitchen and its appliances are first class, the whole first floor is open, the bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms are wonderful. The master suite has 6 window/door views of the ocean, an adjoining sitting area and office—what more could you want??? –well the bathroom is a room in itself!! There is a pool on the beach side of the house with hot tub that is perfect for days it is too windy on the beach. The lighting !! Woodworking !! TV’s in every room !!---I could go on and on--perfect spot for our Whole Family to Unite.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) at 22 Miles Nearest Beach : Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Front Property 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.


Community pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts



  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

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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
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • 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

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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

  • 8800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, shower


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • 1st Floor: King bedroom with television and private bathroom (2) 2nd Floor: King bedroom with flat screen television, private gulf front balcony, and private bathroom (2) King bedroom with flat screen television, private gulf front balcony, and private bathroom (2) Double queen bedroom with flat screen television, private gulf front balcony, and private bathroom (4) Bunk bedroom with two twin/full combo bunks with flat screen television and private bathroom (6) 3rd Floor: Grand master suite with king bed, separate sitting area with flat screen television, office, private gulf front balcony, and private bathroom (2) 4th Floor: King bedroom with flat screen television, gulf front balcony, and private bathroom (2) Sleeps 20


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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