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8bed/8ba Large Private Pool/Gulf Views!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
Gorgeous, Upscale Home, Sleeps 18, Very Close To Beach - No weddings!

Spectacular Brand New Home!

Island Pearl - This Destin Vacation Rental home has 8 bedrooms and 8 full baths(No weddings…sorry). 1 minute walk to beach and home has views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kitchen has custom granite countertops, custom cabinetry and top grade appliances. Custom lighting and fixtures throughout home as well. Tasteful interior furnishings make this house one of style and class. The Island Pearl has a large private pool(33X16), gas grill, high speed internet, phone, cable and the home is only a 200 steps to the beach. We also provide a wagon for pulling kiddies or toys to the beach.

3500 sq feet of upscale living close to beach with private salt pool and gulf views.

  • Sleeps 18
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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

Thank you for making our family vacation so memorable. This house is filled with peace in every nook & cranny. A very prayed up home. It is pristine in beauty and cleanliness. We loved being able to eat together in the spacious dining room and/or at large kitchen counter. We all played in the pool and took the short walk to beach daily!
Aug 2016
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5 Reviews

based on 5 traveler reviews


Great Home for a large family get together!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Destin for Christmas 11 of the past 12 years and everyone agreed this stay was one of the best! The house was very accommodating for our family of 14 and even though it rained a lot the house was a great place to hang out. Hopefully, we will enjoy our next Christmas together in this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great family! So laid back and FRIENDLY!! Absolutely looking forward to having them back again! Oh and they left the home in great! condition at check out!! Always a super plus:):) Thanks!!
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome home that was exactly what we were looking for. lots of room for families and yet had so many bedrooms and decks you could have your own space if you needed it. Pool was awesome and the grandkids loved it. Definitely a place we hope to go again next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family!! OMGosh! Great crew! Even washed ALLLLL the sheets and towels!(one of the best things a tenant can!) They left the home sooooo lovely! Look forward to having them back EVERY year! Thank you!
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Beach House People Now!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! We have always been resort people. But your house has changed that! The walk to the beach was no further than being on the 5th floor of a resort and having to walk through halls, parking garages, etc. Our own private pool outweighed the ocean front condos we have stayed in. The kids loved having their own pool and could go anytime without having to wait for a parent to "walk them down".

It was also nice that the home was so clean. We didn't feel like we had to constantly tell the toddlers to get off the floors "cause they are dirty"!

We always went to Myrtle Beach... But Destin doesn't even compare!! We are Destin people now!

Thanks again for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhhhh! Its always sooo nice when the product we offer is appreciated! Our goal is to build lasting relationships and have our new friends return year after year! This family represented the kind we strive to please. They took very good care of the home....which of course makes us sooo happy on this! We look forward to their soon return!
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house in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My entire family 0f 16 spent a week in March at Island Pearl. The home is exactly as Dawn and John describe. It is beautiful. We have stayed on the Gulf Coast at several locations but Island Pearl is without doubt the nicest and most spacious of any we have visited. My extended family ranged in age from 10 to 69 and everyone loved the heated backyard pool and close proximity to the beach. My kids and grandkids said this was their favorite location ever. When we return to Destin we will definitely stay at Island Pearl. Destin is a 5 star city and Island Pearl is a 5 star location.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal, for the past 28 years of being in the rental business, has been to make our clients vacation as memorable as this customers was. Its rare that tenants care enough to notice the effort we owners put into trying to give them a wonderful home/vacation and its rare that if they do notice, that they take the time to give a super report like these kind folks did. We thank you very much for it!! and look forward to your soon return!
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Paradise in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Island Pearl with a large group of family ages 10 months to 86 years old. Dawn and John Foy were wonderful to work with throughout the entire rental process. They were always quick to respond to any questions I had and were so friendly and knowledgeable. The house was BEAUTIFUL! It was much more spacious than the pictures reflect. We were all already very impressed and excited for our trip based on the pictures shown, and and once we arrived and looked around we were very pleasantly surprised! It was even better than expected! The kitchen was big enough for several people to prepare a meal together and the seating was more than adequate. The common areas of the home were very comfortable. The bedrooms were all perfect and everything in the home was immaculate. The pool was so nice to have since we had babies in tow and some older adults who weren't able to do the beach. We also really loved enjoying the pool in the evenings, as the back of the home is well lit and the pool lights were really fun for the kids since they were multicolored. The beach was a short distance away, everyone walked back and forth with no complaints. It was close enough to go back to the house for lunch and then return to the beach without feeling like you were exhausted :) The ocean and the beach were BEAUTIFUL! The home was VERY conveniently located to restaurants, activities, grocery, liquor stores, gas station, etc. I hope to return again some day! You won't regret renting at Island Pearl :)

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great crew!....super special people! Aaaand thank you for leaving the home in very good condition at check-out! We also thank you for sharing photos of your vacation here! Makes us feel even more a part of your sweet family! We soooo hope you don't stay away too long!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Okaloosa Airport at 17 Miles Nearest Barpub : many at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : many at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : many at 1 Miles Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Apr 15 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Pre Summer
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Summer special
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Onine booking $150
Cleaning $425 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 11.0%

Half Rent Due to Secure Home.
$700 Damage deposit
Please be sure to add 3% on top of amount sent if using credit card(their charge, not ours)~
Rate reflects 14 people or less. $200 more per person after 14 up to 18.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Sep 24, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Attached Bathroom !st Floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Attached Bathroom 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, hall bath 2nd Floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Attached Bathroom 2nd Floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, Attatched Bathroom 2nd Floor
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 king, Attached Bathroom 2nd floor
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king, Hall bathroom 3rd floor
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 king, Attached Bathroom 3rd Floor


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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