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Breathtaking 4 story Mansion, in Destin, Sleeps 25. Private pool. Beach front!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
11 Bedrooms, 14 Baths, Sleeps 25

The magnificent Palazzo del Mar is a gulf-front, gated estate situated within the Emerald Coast's most exclusive address of "The Shores of Crystal Beach." This mansion was designed for entertaining. The event-friendly rental is ideal for large groups, family reunions, retreats, and weddings*. Boasting 11 bedrooms and 11 full and three half baths, this four-story home has 13,342 heated and cooled square feet and a grand total of 16,000 square feet including four travertine stone terraces of European inspiration. Quality craftsmanship throughout the home featuring Brazilian cherry wood floors, granite countertops, custom stone and marble fireplaces, 12" crown molding, and lighted trey ceilings. The elevator visits all four floors and a dumbwaiter carries items from the kitchen on the first floor up to the second floor. Guardian whole-house air purification systems located in both the main house and guest house provide ionization to sanitize the air.

Experience the most panoramic views of the Gulf as well as sunrises and sunsets from any of its three terraces covered in 2,500 square feet of Brazilian travertine stone. Swim in the in-ground, outdoor pool or relax on your own white sand deeded beach with private access. Pool heat is available for an additional charge. The property has a separate guest cottage with bamboo floors, granite counter tops, Viking stove and Subzero refrigerator above the heated and cooled garage (garage parking for one guest vehicle) with majestic gulf views.

*An additional, non refundable fee of $2,500 is charged for events.

*There is a $2,000 credit card hold for reserving this property.

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

1st Floor:

Children's media room

Sleeper sofa (2)

2nd Floor:

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom (2)

3rd Floor:

Sitting room / TV room with sleeper sofa (2)

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom with two King beds (4)

King bedroom (2)

King bedroom (2)

4th Floor:

King master bedroom (2)

Guest House:


Living room with flat screen

Queen master bedroom with private bathroom (2)

Twin bedroom with two Twin beds (2)

Twin bedroom with one Twin bed (1)

Full bathroom

Sleeps 25 (20 in main house / 5 in guest house)

*This property requires a $2,000 Credit Card Hold

*There is a non refundable fee of $2,500 for events

More Details
  • Sleeps 25
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • 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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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this awesome home. It is more beautiful than we ever expected. We are here with our four sons and ten grandchildren to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. This is the first time in six years we have been on vacation together and your home was the perfect size.

Thank you again for sharing your home with us.
Jul 2012
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6 Reviews

based on 6 traveler reviews

Albuquerque, NM

Beauitful Beach House

  • 3 of 5

The house and furnishing were great---a real luxury mansion. We had our family reunion here and had a great time. However, there were some unpleasant experiences. The lady who met us on arrival was not very familiar with the house, e.g., she did not know how the entry gate worked or when garbage was picked up. The air conditioning system was very confusing to use. We could not get the system to maintain the selected temperature. No matter what temperature was selected most of the units ran all the time. There were no controls on the third floor. We were told by the maintenance people that the only control available was in a locked closet that only the owner could open. Maintenance personnel tried to help us but nothing seemed to work. We had two babies on the third floor and the temperature in their room in the morning was 68 degrees. Air conditioning technicians were supposed to work on the third floor unit on Wednesday but they did not show up. All the TVs in the house are controlled with Ipads. There were no instructions so we had to experiment to learn how to use the Ipads to find the desired channel. Some of the Ipads were connected through WiFi and the hard wired Ipad was on the first floor. A person using this Ipad could change the channels on all the TVs and this happened a lot until we learned how to use the system. My TV on the 4th floor was connected through the WiFi. One night when I was ready for bed the Ipad lost WiFi connection. The only way I could turn off the TV was to go down to the first floor Ipad. Isn't technology wonderful. What happened to the old fashioned remote controllers. Most rentals we have used had a guest book with instructions on how every thing worked. This house does not have one and it definitely needs one. The beach was wonderful and we enjoyed our stay but for the price we paid we expected things like the air conditioners and the TVs to work better. I will not be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerton, AR, USA

Best Beach House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has every luxury provided for you - from heated swimming pool to poker and pool tables to a kitchen made for cooking for large crowds. It is located in the beautiful Crystal Shores neighborhood of Destin - away from the chaos of the high rise hotels and tourist traps. The Destin beach and water is among the most beautiful in the world! We cannot say enough about this great property. Celebrated my husband's 40th birthday party with seven couples and the house accommodated everyone with lots of space and luxury! Superb vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious property we plan on staying in again

  • 5 of 5

This home was by far the most exquisite property we have ever stayed in!! We have rented homes multiple times a year for over 20 years. Everything you could possibly imagine was in this home. All the furnishings and decor are high-end. We slept so well in the master bed that we are buying the exact same bed for our own home. Lastly, having three dishwashers was a treasure for our Chef and it helped with keeping the kitchen clean at all times. We look forward to coming back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prairieville, La

Absolutely amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Truly amazing home, beautifully furnished. Great outdoor seating areas on all the patios and balconies. We had 17 adults and 6 children and never felt the least bit crowded. The photos do not do it justice. Have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking time to share thoughts from your stay at Palazzo Del Mar. We look forward to having you and your family back for many years to come!
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Palazzo del Mar: A Palace by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

This 11 bedroom, 14 bathroom mansion is magnificent! Large sleeping quarters, enough in-door entertainment space, and endless views from the porches and decks make this the perfect rental property for large groups. This home is ON THE GULF and provides private access to the pristine beaches of Destin.

The carriage house is also spacious and can provide sleeping arrangements for an entire family! This home hosted a friends getaway for three families and we could not have been more delighted and comfortable. The private pool that overlooks the beach and the Gulf provided our kids with hours of fun.

The listing description was accurate and no picture could do this masterpiece justice. Everything in the home was working flawlessly and the cleanliness was second-to-none. Five Star was great in helping us pick a property to accommodate our large group. We highly recommend Five Star and Palazzo del Mar.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palazzo Del Mar review

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful. Excellent for large families. We had 4 couples and 7 children and had plenty of room. Fanatastic views. A few minor maintanence issues, as to be expected with a house of this size. Overall, wonderful stay. One important note. There are cameras all over the inside and outside of the house. We have stayed at many large estates. Of course, they all have camera systems but without exception we have been informed they were off or not being monitored. You never truly know but at the Palazzo the manager made it clear that it was monitored by himself and the home owners. Had we known this we may not have stayed there. Just wanted to advise future renters. Celebrities may choose elsewhere or at least discuss prior to reserving. Other than that, stay was fantastic. House is very nice and very convenient. Nice features. Pool on the smallish side but nice for small children. Excellent amenties.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Palazzo Del Mar in Destin. While there are cameras in this beautiful home, the only ones being monitored for security purposes are exterior. They may be turned off at the request of our guest. As a manager that specializes in luxury homes, we ensure that our high-end clientele are treated with the utmost respect and privacy while vacationing with us. Please let us know if we can assist you with any future vacation needs.
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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

The magnificent Palazzo del Mar is a Gulf front gated estate and is situated within the Emerald Coast’s most exclusive address “The Shores of Crystal Beach”.



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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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

  • Heated Pool ...
  • 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
  • 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

  • 13300 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 13 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 14 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 10 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 11 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 12 - toilet, shower


  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Bedroom 11
  • 1st Floor: Children's media room Sleeper sofa (2) 2 2nd Floor: King bedroom (2) King bedroom (2) 3rd Floor: Sitting room / TV room with sleeper sofa (2) King bedroom (2) King bedroom with two King beds (4) King bedroom (2) King bedroom (2) 4th Floor: King master bedroom (2) Guest House: Kitchen Living room with flat screen Queen master bedroom with private bathroom (2) Twin bedroom with two Twin beds (2) Twin bedroom with one Twin bed (1) Full bathroom Sleeps 25 (20 in main house / 5 in guest house)


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Yoga/Meditation Room, Bath with Outside Shower

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