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JUST RENOVATED - Luxury Gulf-Front Beach House w/ Private Access to Beach!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 10, Private Pool, Private Beach Access

* SPRING 2016 RENOVATION! - We just completed a major renovation for our beach house. Brand new flooring, new appliances, new cabinets, and much more! We put in over $250K and a lot of hard work to make this listing a truly luxurious experience just in time for the summer season! (FYI - We are still waiting on new professional photos to show off our hard work. They will be available ASAP.)

"Gulf Splendor I" is conveniently located 1 mile west of San Destin Resort and 12 miles east of Destin Harbor. When you stay with us, you enjoy private beach access! And within a one mile drive or walk, you have at your fingertips wonderful restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. For shopping and entertainment, the Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall, the Destin Commons Mall, and beautiful Baytowne Wharf are also conveniently located nearby.

"Gulf Splendor I" is located directly on the beach and features...

- 4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 10 with pull-out.)

- 3 1/2 Baths

- Private Swimming Pool with Gulf View

- 4-Passenger Elevator

- 6 TV’s Including DVD/CD Players

- Fully-Equipped Kitchen and Wet Bar

- Outdoor Bar

- Gas BBQ Grill

- Private Beach Access

- Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service Included!

(If 4 Bedrooms is not enough, you can also rent our beautiful 4-bedroom guest beach guest house, "Gulf Splendor II," located directly behind "Gulf Splendor I.")

- Family Room: Relax in this comfortable room with breathtaking gulf views. Walk out onto the large front porch and breathe in the gulf breezes while viewing spectacular sunsets (October - March) and dolphins swimming by. Has a pullout queen sofa for extra sleeping room.

- Master Suite: Occupying the entire top level, this beautifully decorated room has incomparable gulf views with a full bath, sitting area, wet bar, and a fireplace. Gaze out across the Gulf while lying in the comfortable king bed or relaxing on your private deck.

- Gulf East Bedroom: This bedroom has spectacular views of the gulf and beaches to the East with a queen bed, private bath and walkout access to the third level deck.

- Gulf West Bedroom: With king bed and private bath, this beautifully decorated bedroom enjoys the same incredible gulf views and beaches to the West with walkout access to the third level deck.

- Queen Bedroom: This small room with closed off by a privacy curtain has a kid-friendly bunk bed and is located on the same level as Gulf East and Gulf West. The half bath from the family room is just down the stairs from this room. This room is also equipped with a flat panel TV with built-in DVD player.

- Elevator: The passenger elevator makes the entire home accessible to everyone.

Tens of thousands of years ago, quartz crystals were carried by glacial rivers from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida. These tiny clear crystals now form a blanket of pure white sugar sand making these beaches among the highest rated in the world. While the pure white sands and emerald waters lure people to its shores, Destin offers so much more!

- Golf: Destin has become the major golf destination in Northwest Florida. There are several courses within 3 miles of Gulf Splendor and over 1,000 holes in the greater Destin area.

- Fishing: With over 100 private charters, Destin boasts some of the best fishing in the gulf region. Take half or full day charters for Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Red Snapper, Trigger Fish, Amberjack, Cobia and many others. Drop your catch off at one of the harbor restaurants and come back that evening for a delicious meal. Try your luck at the annual Fishing Rodeo during the month of October.

- Shopping: From quaint little boutiques to factory outlet malls, Destin has unlimited shopping options. The Silver Sands Factory outlet mall is located within 1 mile of Gulf Splendor. Destin Commons, the brand new shopping and entertainment complex is only 4 miles away. Within 2 miles, beautiful Baytowne Wharf offers many shopping and entertainment options.

- Restaurants: Walk up the beach to the Whales Tail, our favorite breakfast place, or check out any of many restaurants for all price ranges within 1 to 5 miles. Take the kids towards downtown Destin and Okaloosa Island to get to the Big Kahuna Water Park, the Gulfarium and many other family entertainment options. Take a laid back scenic drive East along route 30-A to quaint little beach towns such as Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove and Rosemary Beach.

Simply put, there is something for everyone in Destin!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 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

Vacations of Splendor is a family owned and operated vacation rental business. My father and uncle own the properties and I am the Sales/Web Manager. Nice to meet you!

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Speaks: english, I can speak a little Spanish if necessary!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved our stay it exceeded our expectation it was our first family vacation with our kids n grankids it was very special hope we get to do it again beautiful home n location!
Sep 2014
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5 Reviews

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Great house, beach, views, location, pool...

  • 5 of 5

Great house! The master suite on the fourth floor is amazing. The location is great, the views are great, the beach is very nice and the pool was the kids favorite (who needs a pool at the beach?)! The small touches like beach towels, four chairs and two umbrellas (put up and taken down each day for you) really made the trip easy. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of friends and children! The location can't be beat, the beach was never overcrowded and the views from every room were spectacular! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook any meal (we only went out to eat one time) and the pool and outdoor bar and grill area on the ground level were fenced in, so much less worry with having small children with us. We loved our stay and hope to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Gulf Splendor I. This is an incredible property. We will get back there as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully updated and decorated. The master bedroom is huge and amazing...tons of windows, private balcony, and the best view I've EVER seen...and I've been coming to the Destin area for over 30 years. The included beach service which sets up 2 umbrellas and 4 chairs every day is a HUGE bonus, and would otherwise be very expensive. The beach location is great...mostly single dwelling homes, which means a nice single row of umbrellas along the water, not 5 deep like you see in front of a large condo complex. There are also 8 large, luxurious beach towels which saved us a LOT of packing space! The elevator was very convenient for carting luggage and groceries. My only caution for others would be that the "4th bedroom" is really just a bunk bed in a hallway alcove by the stairs and elevator, which was fine for us, but there should be no assumption of privacy or quiet :). We definitely would stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This house was very clean and comfortable. 3 levels provided privacy and good soundproofing when the children went to bed. Having umbrellas and chairs setup on the beach waiting for us provided an extra touch too! The beach was also private - not too many people. Every member of my party enjoyed the home and the beach. The small pool on the deck was nice to sit in and have cocktails at night. Having four off street parking spots was really nice. I just referred my nephew to this home for his family fun. Thanks Gary - We had a wonderful time and look forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We absolutely love the Destin area - and if you're going to stay in here, you've just got to be directly on the beach! The beautiful white sands are truly unique in this sleepy little town where time just seems to disappear.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pensacola International Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Ferry : Destin Water Taxi at 9.3 Miles Nearest Golf : Seascape Golf Course at 1.9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Surf Hut at 0.8 Miles Nearest Beach : You're right on the beach! Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of Summer/Fall
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter/Early Spring
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer/Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

Listed rates do not include local taxes, cleaning charge, and $99 damage protection fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 25, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Half Bathroom - toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king
  • Gulf West Room - 1 king
  • Gulf East Room - 1 queen
  • Queen Room - 2 twin/ single, This room features a bunk bed for the kids!
  • Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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