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Large private pool, beautiful Gulf view, close to beach, Destiny by the Sea home


Property Details

Updated: Oct 27, 2016
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 14

Bella Destina is a magnificent 5- bedroom/5.5 bath home in the exclusive, private neighborhood of Destiny by the Sea. This three-story home boasts 4,700 square feet, and is complete with four private balconies and a private pool.

The first floor houses a large media room with an RCA flat screen TV and a Blu-ray player. Enjoy a movie on the comforts of a spacious leather couch that folds out into a twin bed while clutching a drink made at the in-room wet bar. The wet-bar features a blender and a GE mini-fridge to mix up cocktails or chill beer. A set of double-doors off the entertainment room leads to a private in-ground pool. The patio around the pool has six chaise lounges and seating for 11. The first floor King suite overlooks the pool and patio area. This beach inspired room also has a flat screen TV. The first floor full bathroom is located just outside the first King suite and has a walk-in shower. In addition to a half bath located near the entry way, the first floor also houses a laundry room complete with Fisher and Paykel appliances, and plenty of storage space.

At the top of the first grand flowing staircase you will find an elegantly designed open floor plan. The living room is finished with an electric fireplace, a large flat screen TV, and a Sony Blu-ray player. The sectional sofa seats six, with additional seating available for three. The living room also boasts a large balcony complete with seating for eight and a grill. The dining room is capable of seating six with the option of seating three more guests on the bar stools in the kitchen. The stunning kitchen has marble countertops, two microwaves, a wine cooler, a Viking Professional oven/stovetop, and plenty of space for storage. The second floor Bunk Room has the ability to sleep six in three sets of bunk beds. The bunk room also has a flat screen TV and a full private shared bath with a private water closet. Adjacent to the bathroom is the second floor King Suite. The room is complete with a large RCA flat screen TV, a Blu-ray player, and a large closet.

Up another grand flowing staircase, on the third floor, you will find two Master Suites. The first master has a private balcony overlooking the pool and patio with amazing Gulf views, a flat screen TV, and a DVD player. The private bath attached to the first Master Suite is large and lavish. With a walk-in shower, a dual vanity, a jeted tub, a private water closet, and a walk-in closet, you can get ready for your night out in style. Outside the first Master Suite you will find another laundry room with additional storage space and Fisher & Paykel appliances. Down the hall you will find a second Master Bedroom designed similarly to the first. The private master bath has a jeted tub, a walk-in shower, a walk-in closet, and a private water closet. There is also a balcony accessible from both the hallway, and the Master Bedroom that overlooks the front of the property.

Bella Destina is the perfect house for large groups or dual family vacations. The Gulf views and private pool mean you do not have to leave the comforts of the house to experience Destiny by the Sea's well-documented beauty.

*Pool heat is available for an additional charge.

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.

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

Sleeping Total 14; 16 with sleeper sofa

First Floor:

-Private in-ground pool

-Patio with seating for 11

-Entertainment room with large flat-screen TV and wet bar (fold-out sleeps 2)

-Full bath with walk-in shower

-King bedroom with flat screen TV (sleeps 2)

-Laundry room with Fisher & Paykel washer and dryer

-1/2 Bath

Second Floor:

-Living room with electric fireplace, flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, and seating for nine

-Balcony with grill and seating for 8

-Kitchen with marble counters, two microwaves, GE wine chiller, Viking Professional oven/stove

-Dining room that seats six while 3 bar stools provide additional seating

-King suite with flat screen TV and Blu-ray player, balcony (sleeps 2)

-Bunk Room with Three Twin Bunks and flat screen TV with Blu-ray player (sleeps 6)

Third Floor:

-Master suite with flat-screen TV, DVD player, large master bath, balcony (sleeps 2)

-Laundry room with Fisher and Paykel washer and dryer

-Master suite with flat-screen TV, DVD player, large master bath, balcony (sleeps 2)

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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2 Reviews

2 traveler reviews


These same problems still exist in that house.

  • 3 of 5

Upon entering the property, we first checked out the first floor and pool area. The lounge and table chairs were in disarray, so I proceeded to fix up the pool area to look presentable. The king suite was fine, however, the family room by the pool was cold and drab our entire stay. For that reason, we never used that room except to get to the pool area.

As we headed up to the second floor, the first thing we noticed is that the dining room table was missing a chair. Not a good look. On the balcony, once again, I had to place the chairs back to the table. We were excited that there was a grill, because we had planned a day to cookout. As I removed the cover from the grill, we were floored to see how small, greasy, and dirty the grill was. That definitely cancelled our cookout plans. Proceeding to the bunkbed room, one of the closet doors was broken off, and one of the ladders was broken off of a bed, and sitting in the closet. The bunkbed room is so plain, and could definitely use furniture in it.

After walking around the house barefoot for an hour or so, we noticed the bottom of our feet were dirty! There is no way that house was properly cleaned before we arrived.

Before arriving to Destin, I read a review from a previous tenant that there was trash and water bottles outside of the laundry door in the 1st floor. That same trash and bottles were there when we arrived.

Our last night in the house, one of the ladies opened a cabinet and screamed. There was a HUGE bug on the shelf. I don't know if it's normal in Florida, but we don't know if it was a huge roach or a water bug. Open the cabinet on the right side of the refrigerator and another lady screams. More huge bugs! Needless to say, we were glad it was our last night in that house, but not Destin.

We enjoyed Destin tremendously! The beach and community are beautiful. There were some things with the house that we didn't feel a need to call about during our stay, however, we will definitely be back again! Bella Destina could definitely use a little TLC and some decor to make the house feel warm, inviting, and at home. The bikes were a nice addition. We had fun riding around the community finding houses we had seen online.

The guard at the entrance to the community was so friendly and always greeted us with kind word

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay in Destin with us! We appreciate your feedback about this property. The house is beautiful, the neighborhood is wonderful, the beach is nearby, and some nice extras like the bikes are included. We plan to send our maintenance and housekeeping team to address the issues with litter around the exterior and other housekeeping issues. The home is also professionally cleaned prior to each guest’s arrival. We are looking forward to your next stay and hope to “WOW!” you with one of our other properties or this one after we address the issues you have brought up. Be sure to request our repeat guest discount. We value your business and appreciate your review. See you soon! Sincerely, Five Star Properties
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Great location - home needs work

  • 3 of 5

Sinks in both up stairs Masters were clogged. Shower on main floor had limited flow. Ice maker on fridge was very slow and only made a tray or two per day. Kitchen supplies need updated. Couch in family room is old and very uncomfortable. Surround sound and stereo did not work. Tiles at the west end of the pool need attention and are dangerous to walk on. We actually blocked off the area so no one got hurt. Would suggest that you get a net for the pool so guests can scoop out the leafs from the trees and bushed. Tree overhung hot tub and needs trimmed back. Pool furniture was great but one of the rocking chairs was broken and my wife almost flipped over day 1. This home is large and in a perfect location and could be a 5 star rated rental but until some of these items are corrected I would not recommend. Maintenance crew showed up on Wednesday and said they had a long list of repairs to address. I feel kind of cheated given the price point and the number of things that need attention. We made the best of it and had a blast but feel this property was overpriced.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We take all of our guest suggestions and comments seriously. Please let us know when you return to Destin so we can help with any rental needs.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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

  • 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

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • 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

  • 4700 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


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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