Ocean Reef Resorts has provided highly acclaimed vacation rental accommodations in Destin and all along the Emerald Coast for almost forty years. Our extended family of guests originally brought their kids down to enjoy beach vacations along our sugary shores, and then their kids brought their own kids. Now it's become a family tradition to stay with us every year to create magical memories that mark some of the most treasured times of their lives. Many folks have their own favorite place to stay in and often book their reservations for the following year as soon as they leave. This has become a regular trend, and obviously, the most desired properties are the first to fill up. For this reason, we have compiled a list of ten vacation rental homes in advance of next year, which we think you and your family would love.
Many dates in these special homes are already selling out, so now is the time to reserve one for your own reunion with family and friends at the beach. Planning such a wonderful trip should also put a big smile on your face and give you something to look forward to after the upcoming long winter. Pick a vacation time for spring or summer and enjoy taking a look at these homes to select your faves!
4 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Shore-E-Nuff is in the Old Florida Beach neighborhood of Santa Rosa Beach and can sleep 14 happy beachgoers. It provides a captivating beachfront setting upon a sugary dune overlooking the gorgeous gulf from a breezy screened porch and delightful upper-level covered veranda. This gracious home's open interiors are filled with comfortable furnishings, cheerful decor, marine life sculptures, vibrant decorative art, and Floridian flair. Besides the beautiful beach, guests have access to a large seasonally heated community pool and a dock for fishing on Draper Lake. This rare natural coastal dune lake treasure harbors abundant wildlife and a cornucopia of fish. This world unto itself is surprisingly close to restaurants, bars, specialty shops, concerts, and seasonal festivals at the Santa Rosa Beach village center of Gulf Place.
6 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 18 Guests
Beach Therapy is a six-bedroom home that can accommodate up to 18 guests while providing a natural elixir to relieve stress and let your spirits soar. Recent renovations feature comfortable furnishings and all sorts of creature comforts. It comes with its own lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool and a golf cart that can whisk you over to neighborhood beach access in no time. The home's tropical setting features towering palms, an expansive patio for sunning, and a covered pavilion with a built-in bar so you may enjoy favorite poolside drinks. This Miramar Beach location is near everything you may need or desire, from wining and dining to great shopping.
So Much Good
6 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 17 Guests
So Much Good can be found at this aptly named home in Crystal Beach, which can sleep 17 fortunate guests along with your furry family member - since it is also Pet Friendly. This is a great space for a reunion of different families since sleeping quarters are found in the main three story residence and a guest house. A sparkling swimming pool sits between the two with a wet bar featuring a mini-refrigerator for cold refreshments. Nearby a Ping Pong table and miniature putting green provide fun play. This location is just minutes away from the beach, and outstanding shopping opportunities at the popular picture-perfect Disneyesque retail village of Destin Commons.
4 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Caribbean Breezes is an enchanting 3,200 square foot British Tropic Colonial styled residence with a privileged locale in the exclusively gated Caribe enclave overlooking the toned jewel gulf in Miramar Beach. Four colorful and beautifully appointed bedrooms with luxurious en suite baths can sleep eight pampered guests. A white-columned veranda off the living area overlooks a sparkling swimming pool with a sundeck along with the glorious gulf as a spectacular backdrop. Besides this home's own private pool and beach, guests can use the large unique round-shaped Caribe community pool, which is seasonally heated. This location is minutes away from restaurants, beach bars, concerts, seasonal festivals along with shopping adventures at Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf and its swank town center of Grand Boulevard.
5 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
C Cottage is not a cottage at all but a big two-story beachfront home with five bedrooms and the ability to sleep a dozen beach-going guests. It has a dune top location in Blue Mountain Beach, which boasts having the highest elevation on the entire Gulf of Mexico. Besides the main house, this place has a separate Carriage House providing individual guest quarters. Open spacious living areas have lots of light and are done in lovely nautical colors. Almost all the well-appointed bedrooms come with full en suite luxury baths, while the Master Bedroom also includes a wet bar and its own romantic gulf front balcony. This locale is minutes away from other coastal villages for wining, dining, and shopping adventures.
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Gulf Breeze is a custom-built five-bedroom vacation home in Grayton Beach that sleeps 14 privileged guests in a residence that exudes a comfortable yet elegant coastal charm. It is located steps away from the beach in the Gulf Trace residential enclave that also features a precious coastal dune lake that is home to abundant wildlife and great fishing. This home also features its own 38' x 16' saltwater swimming pool studded with towering palm trees and indigenous tropical plantings beside a spacious patio provided for sunny relaxation. This wonderful world of its own is surprisingly close to abundant adventures and delightful diversions nearby in Grayton itself as well as Seaside.
5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Kokomo is a large five-bedroom beachfront home that is also in Old Florida Beach. It places 14 carefree guests in a home that graces the top of a natural dune with a lower level porch and a second story columned veranda that offers serene heavenly views of the gulf. Its own beach ramp and stairs lead down to the private beach below. The four Guest Bedrooms have comfortable furnishings with a warm beach cottage look. The lavish Master Bedroom spans the width of the upper level with its own romantic balcony overlooking the gulf. This large suite features a sleek black granite-topped wet bar with a mini-refrigerator/wine cooler, a glass-topped breakfast table with seating, and a luxurious en suite bath with double vanities and a large walk-in shower adorned with brick marble. This neighborhood has its own seasonally heated community pool and a dock for great fishing along with launching a paddleboard or kayak onto Draper Lake. Nearby Gulf Place offers venues for eating, drinking, shopping, and amusements.
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
In Miramar Beach, Snowdrift can sleep eight adventurous gulf going guests in a three-bedroom home that is mounted upon a virtual snowdrift of shimmering sugar-white sand. This beachfront vacation rental is raised up above the shore, and you can't get any closer to the waves. Besides the panoramic unobstructed 180 degree views of the glowing gulf, you also can enjoy the simultaneous soothing sounds of the surf. A beach balcony across the front wraps around to a dining deck so you may enjoy the breezy views firsthand. Indoors an open Great Room with a cathedral ceiling and an entire wall of glass doors crowned with atrium accent windows also provides views of the sparkling scenery. This locale off Scenic Gulf Drive is close to popular gulf front restaurants with friendly beach bars, great shopping venues, and abundant amusements.
Abandon All Cares
4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
Abandon All Cares is an absolutely charming four-bedroom beachfront home right on the gulf that is also in the Old Florida Beach neighborhood of Santa Rosa Beach. It can sleep twelve happy beachgoers. This two story home exudes a cheerful golden Americana styled ambiance with double columned verandas front and back where you may enjoy the gulf breeze and lovely views. Comfortable coastal styled furnishings provide a relaxing setting with sleeping quarters and living areas on two different floors all of which have direct access to the covered verandas. Old Florida Beach also features a nice community pool that is seasonally heated and a dock for fishing or small boat launches on Draper Lake, which is a natural treasure. This off the beaten track locale is actually just a very short distance from the Santa Rosa Beach village center of Gulf Place, which features multiple restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, open-air concerts, and fun seasonal festivals.
A Suite Life
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests
A Suite Life is a classically timeless beach home in Dune Allen Beach. It has two nicely furnished bedrooms and the ability to sleep six happy guests. It is perched beachfront upon the bright white sand with a raised ramp that connects it to the parking area. This beach house has panoramic ship-like views of the glittering gulf with a wraparound balcony that spans across its entire width on two sides. This allows guests to choose multiple sparkling seascape views while enjoying favorite drinks and relishing the sensual surf sounds. The comfortably furnished open living area indoors has a crisp, clean look with large windows and a glass door that also features vivid gulf views. The Master Bedroom has a full en suite bath and sliding glass doors that lead out to the beach balcony, while the Guest Bedroom has easy access to a full hall bath.
Enjoy spending some time with your loved ones, and take a look at each one of these featured beach home rentals to plan your next trip down. You can see detailed descriptions, multiple photos, aerial views of locations, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates that show currently available vacancies. Be sure to pick your favorites to see which ones are available for when you want them and then make a reservation right away. You'll be glad you did and also have something very special to look forward to!