I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, and so would you if you have ever visited Destin during "the most wonderful time of the year!" We're not talking about a cold, snowy white Christmas but a mild sugary bright one since the shimmering shores here are composed of pure white quartz crystals. They light up the gulf, which glows like glittering jewels in the sunlight. On December 29, a heavenly full moon will shine down upon the beach, and the sand dunes will look just like snow! At Ocean Reef Resorts, this special time coincides with the lowest rental rates all year. The temperatures are wonderful with lovely sunny days and sweater weather perfect nights. The golden sunsets right over the Gulf of Mexico in spectacular fashion during this time of the year and adds to the season's magic. There is also a lot to do here since Destin's Christmas holiday is hallmarked with festivals for fun and frolic.
The enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf at the impressive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort features their "12 Nights of Lights," which is a sparkling event held throughout December on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm. The holiday concert series is featured every Wednesday night until Christmas, with Santa in attendance. The village ice skating rink is open for family fun, and many other amusements abound.
Harborwalk Village in Destin celebrates Christmas on December 13 with a free Nutcracker performance. The annual Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6 pm, which is a spectacular event since each boat is decorated to the hilt with sparkling lights. A festive musical salute accompanies a fantastic fireworks display. Santa also visits every Saturday and Sunday, from November 28 - December 20.
If you haven't finished Christmas shopping when you arrive, be sure to explore one of the nation's largest designer discount centers known as the Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach. Over 100 world-class stores provide bargain buys with huge discounts on designer named brands.
Here are twelve exciting Destin vacation homes for the holidays that are still available at Ocean Reef Resorts for an extraordinary Christmas reunion with beloved family and friends.
Off The Hook
8 Bedrooms / 8 Bathrooms / 25 Guests
Off The Hook is a brand new property that has been purposefully crafted to maximize enjoyment by the shore with sweeping Gulf views and a large private pool. This property will comfortably accommodate up to 25 guests in a six-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom guest cottage, all just steps from the white sugar sand.
9 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathrooms / 28 Guests
Tackle Box is just steps away from the sugar-white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and minutes from world-class shopping at Silver Sands outlet mall. This home is the perfect place for a big family vacation, comfortably accommodating up to 28 guests. This pet-friendly rental home has a game room with a pool table, heated private pool, tiki bar, and a separate two-bedroom guest cottage - everything you need to enjoy a fun, memorable vacation!
Breeze On Inn
7 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms / 21 Guests
Breeze On Inn is a magnificent new home steps away from the beautiful beach that can sleep up to 21 happy holiday guests with seven bedrooms and multiple beds. The stylish, distinctive furnishings are tropically inspired. A heated pool is featured, and upper-level balconies provide gulf views.
7 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms / 22 Guests
Sandcastle Dreams boasts seven bedrooms with multiple beds and can accommodate up to 22 guests. This luxurious Mediterranean villa-style home includes a massive private pool, game room with pool table, spacious guest cottage, and beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico.
6 Bedrooms / 6.5 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
La Mer is a premier newly constructed residence that soars four stories above the white sugar beach with incredible balconies providing endless views of the glorious gulf. This comfortable, contemporarily styled home can sleep up to 14 guests. A heated balcony plunge pool and a rooftop observation deck provide you with panoramic views of spectacular sunsets over the gulf.
5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 16 Guests
Alegria is located in prestigious Frangista Beach and represents the best of this beautiful residential community with five newly remodeled bedrooms and a heated private pool. This gorgeous pet-friendly beach-front home was designed for entertainment and accommodates up to 16 guests.
Shore Beach Working
4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Shore Beach Working is a fabulous four-bedroom villa with bedding to accommodate eight fortunate beach-going guests is only a short walk away from a private beach, located in the exclusive gated community of Carbie. The beautifully landscaped community features two beautiful swimming pools, tennis courts, and a pier that juts out into a lovely lagoon.
Changes in Latitudes
9 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms / 24 Guests
Changes in Latitudes is located in the heart of Crystal Beach with nine bedrooms. This big home accommodates up to 24 guests with a lagoon-style heated private pool. Crystal Beach is a perfect location, just blocks away from shopping, restaurants, and bars.
5 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms / 16 Guests
Tan Lines is a fantastic pet-friendly, Gulf-front home with five bedrooms and can sleep up to 16 guests. This perfect beach-front location in Miramar Beach gives you easy access to top restaurants and world-class shopping.
Sunset Over Seas
5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Sunset Over Seas is a stately five-bedroom beach-front home that overlooks the gorgeous jewel-toned waters of the glistening Gulf of Mexico. This large home accommodates up to 20 guests, including a heated plunge pool, providing soothing relaxation.
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 13 Guests
Mellow Yellow comfortably accommodates up to 13 happy guests with five spacious bedrooms, three of which include a full bathroom en suite. This beautiful home is just 50 feet away from the beach and consists of a gorgeous heated private pool with a wet bar.
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 24 Guests
Remember When is a decidedly regal residence with a heated private pool will evoke warm, memorable holiday memories for up to 28 guests in Crystal Beach. This expansive home features an excellent aristocratic ambiance that provides a comfortable and luxurious place of privileged residence.
Enjoy having fun with your family and loved ones while checking out these hospitable holiday Destin vacation homes here on our very user-friendly website. Each includes a full detailed description, multiple images, aerial location views, rental rates, and calendar dates still available. Get ready for a dazzling Destin version of the magical White Christmas of your dreams!