The beach is calling, and you must go!
Everyone knows that a Destin vacation is all about the beach. It’s about sunbathing on the sand and splashing in the warm waves. It’s about taking a barefoot walk at sunset, watching the fiery yellows and oranges reflect on the water. It’s about sipping a cold cocktail while feeling the refreshing breeze tickling your skin and tousling your hair.
However, if you’re looking for a vacation that exceeds your expectations, you’re going to need a little more than the sun, sand, and beach. That is why so many of the Destin vacation homes offer guests a little bit extra. Some have private pools, while others have outdoor balconies with stunning views. Most have flatscreen TVs, and many have gaming systems. Finally, there are quite a few that include epic game rooms, which are perfect for friendly competition between you and your fellow guests.
Check out these 16 Destin vacation homes with game rooms to find out which is right for you and your next vacation!
9 Bedrooms / 7.5 Bathrooms / 28 Guests
The large, three-story Tackle Box is located in Destin’s Miramar Beach. Its ability to host up to 28 guests makes it a perfect place for big family or friend reunions. The spacious garage has been converted into a game room with a ping pong table and pool table, creating a laidback space for guests. The tables can be used for single challenges or tournaments, but one thing is for sure, it’s a great way to take a break after spending time at the beach. Tables and chairs are provided for onlookers, where they can enjoy refreshments while cheering on the competitors. In addition to the game room, this home offers spacious living and sleeping quarters. The pet-friendly home has seven bedrooms, plus an additional two bedrooms in the onsite guest house. Multiple king- and queen-size beds are provided, as well as a fun bunk room for the kids. Sunny windows and open floorplans create a bright and welcoming atmosphere. It sits directly across the beach and has a private pool, so guests can easily choose between taking a freshwater or saltwater dip. A sundeck and tiki bar are the icing on the cake.
7 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms / 22 Guests
Destiny’s Sandcastle Dreams is where vacation dreams come true. Its second-floor game room boasts a billiard table where visitors can test their athletic and geometric prowess. The room also features a high, round table and straw-woven chairs for playing board games. Large windows filter in ample sunlight, and glass doors open onto a breezy balcony, where you can enjoy the warm Florida air and a refreshing drink. This Mediterranean-style home includes a total of seven rooms, one of which is located in the property’s guest house. Up to 22 guests have the opportunity to enjoy the comfortable amenities provided by this rental. In addition to the game room, a private pool and outdoor veranda offer an incredible place to have some fun. Towering palms surround the pool creating a private oasis, while patio grills are available for cooking up an outdoor meal. Guests also have access to community amenities, including pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, basketball courts, and tennis courts.
7 Bedrooms / 8 Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Besides having a super awesome name, Wahoo Yahoo in Destin’s Destiny by the Sea is home to a game room that offers even more fun. It is located on the first floor and includes a pool table, foosball table, and a third table for card or board games. There is also a TV, a wet bar, and tables and chairs for relaxing. The game room leads directly out to a shaded patio with a private pool and waterfall, adding to the entertainment. All in all, this seven-bedroom home can accommodate up to 20 vacationers. King-size, queen-size, and bunks of various sizes fill the cozy sleeping quarters. With travertine floors, tray-beamed ceilings, and handsome décor, the home radiates coastal elegance. The main great room features a living room with hardwood furnishings and comfortable seating, a formal dining area, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with breakfast island and stainless-steel appliances. Multiple balconies and a rooftop observation deck take full advantage of the home’s Gulf-front location, providing panoramic tropical views.
Open Gulf Oasis
6 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Open Gulf Oasis in Miramar Beach is an oasis in more ways than one. Besides its paradise setting of palms, sunshine, and Gulf views, it is also an oasis indoors. The second-level game room is the ideal place to chill, engaging in fun activities with your fellow vacationers. A foosball table, video arcade with 58 games, card table, and beanbag chairs are provided in the comfortable room. It is located next to the bunk room, which the kids will love. This three-story vacation home has six bedrooms and can entertain up to 20 guests. Three rooms have king-size beds, two have queen-size beds, and the coastal-inspired bunk room has two full bunks. The living room is cozy, featuring cream-colored couches and beach décor. The kitchen and dining room are pleasant, providing plenty of space for formal and casual dining. A private pool, sundeck, poolside grills, and outdoor seating are located in a backyard courtyard. With the silvery sands only a few steps away, there’s no telling how many memories you can make here!
Under the Sea
6 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms / 18 Guests
Darling, it’s better… under the sea! And a beach vacation is certainly better at this Miramar Beach vacation home dubbed Under the Sea. Kids and adults will love the arcade room on the third floor. With green-colored walls, fish-patterned couch and loveseat, TV, and an arcade game, it’s impossible not to have fun in this room. The rest of this six-bedroom vacation home is equally as exciting. Each room is painted in a vibrant color – from green to yellow to blue – creating a bright and inviting space. Beachy and nautical décor adorns the walls and shelves throughout the home. All in all, a total of 18 guests can sleep comfortably in this rental. Smart TVs are provided in every room, and the kid’s bunk room includes HDMI hookups, so don’t forget to pack your favorite game console. Outdoor balconies overlook the property’s private pool, which sits next to tall palms and a wide sundeck with lounge chairs. The beach is a quick walk away, if you ever find the motivation to leave this lively oasis.
6 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Destin’s Holiday Isle is home to a number of beautiful beach homes, including Magnolia Dreams. The expansive game room includes a blue-topped pool table, wet bar, comfortable couch, and a large TV. Chairs are provided throughout the room to watch and cheer on the billiards players. The game room is located on the same level as the water-front dock, where guests can easily move the fun on land to the open waters. In addition to its access to coastal amusements, Magnolia Dreams offers well-appointed living and sleeping accommodations. Six large bedrooms with king-size, queen-size, and bunk beds can host up to 14 vacationers. Rich hardwood flooring flows throughout the home, while stylish coastal décor and large, sunny windows create an elegantly cheery space. The living room sits in front of a wall of windows with beautiful views. Gleaming kitchen counters, stainless appliances, modern light fixtures, a wet bar, and a handsome hardwood dining table complete the great room. Outdoor patios, a large sundeck, and an open observation deck take advantage of the Mediterranean home’s paradise setting.
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 24 Guests
A memorable vacation awaits when you book a stay at Remember When, a luxurious estate in Destin’s Crystal Beach community. This rental property includes the main house and a bonus apartment. The colorful game room is located in the apartment. Blue walls, bright accents, and fish-themed décor give off an impression of freedom and fun. This vibrant and fun room features a pool table, fish-shaped card table, and plush couches. It also has two queen-size bunks for whoever is lucky enough to get the game room as their sleeping quarters! The game room is a bonus on top of this already perfect rental property. The first-floor great room is swoon-worthy, boasting a sunlit living room with modern couches, chic armchairs, a TV, and arched nooks containing shelves of coastal accents. Outdoor porches and seating are great for enjoying the coastal weather. Five rooms offer accommodations for 24 guests. Gulf views, a private pool, and immediate beach access complete the home’s aura of magnificence.
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 21 Guests
Steps from the beach, a private courtyard and pool, grand living and sleeping quarters, and a spacious game room – what more could you want in a luxury vacation rental? On the first floor of Blu Sky, you will find the awesome game room, complete with a billiards table, air hockey table, arcade game, darts, and two flatscreen TVs. If you’re not careful, you might find yourself spending your entire vacation here! At least, getting your competitive energy out is a great follow-up to a fun day at the beach. The game room is just the beginning of this fine vacation rental. White walls and light-toned furnishings combined with open floorplans and high ceilings welcome all guests. An airy dining area complements a cozy living room with a formal hardwood table, eight chairs, and a candle chandelier. The state-of-the-art kitchen adds to the charm with custom white cabinetry, a breakfast bar, and granite-topped counters. Finally, the pool offers a refreshing place for a swim, as well as BBQ grills for a poolside meal.
5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Caicos Cay is a white, three-level beach house that blends effortlessly into its surroundings. One of this home’s three living rooms doubles as a game room. This room includes a flatscreen TV, arcade machine, air hockey table, and couches for lounging. The remainder of the home exudes elegance, as its interior is as crisp and clean as the exterior façade. Bright, colorful accents offer stark yet stunning, contrast to the smooth white walls and neutral furnishings. The open great room is modern, boasting a wraparound gray couch and a contemporary accent chair. Sleek countertops in the kitchen and a formal dining table contribute to the home’s sophistication. A total of five bedrooms can accommodate up to 20 beachgoers. Guests will enjoy not only the living and sleeping quarters, but also the private pool. And if you stay here, be sure to check out the unparalleled Gulf views accessible from the rooftop terrace.
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 20 Guests
Miramar Beach’s Bellagio has a lot going for it. Not only is it located right across from the Gulf, it also features two separate rooms for vacation activities. In the bunk room reserved for the kids, a big pool table is provided for their entertainment – although they wouldn’t deny a competitive match to the adults in their party! The first level also has a family room with a plush couch, mounted TV, and an air hockey table. But that’s not all. Doors in the family room open onto a columned veranda with a private pool and lounge chairs. The pool and sundeck overlook the beautiful beach, providing a paradise setting for its vacation occupants. On top of the variety of entertainment offered, the home has five large bedrooms for groups of up to 20. Three of the bedrooms, including the master suite, boast king-size beds. One guest bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the remaining bunk room features three double bunks. Because of its prestigious location in Avalon Beach Estates, guests also have access to a community pool and tennis courts – in case the game room and private pool weren’t enough!
5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
Drop your anchors at Anchor Pointe, a stylish vacation property in Crystal Beach. Boasting a main house with four bedrooms and a guest house with one, this rental is perfect for a multi-family getaway. The game room is located in the first-floor garage of the guest house. Blue and gray tiles make up the game room flooring, producing a fun vibe. Up to 14 guests will enjoy the ping pong table, foosball table, card table, extra chairs, and refrigerator to store snacks. When you’re not chilling in the game room, you’ll love exploring the rest of your home-away-from-home. A wraparound veranda and private pool are great places to relax in the fresh Florida air. Inside, the open living area and kitchen feature light blue furnishings and stylish accents, radiating a beachy feel. Each room has been meticulously designed to maintain the coastal ambiance. For example, one room has a large seahorse painting, while another has both a unique mermaid wall hanging and mermaid figurine. Still, another includes a tropical-inspired bedspread. There’s no way you can forget you’re in paradise when you stay at this fabulous rental.
5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
What a blessing it is to book a stay at Beach Blessing, an opulent five-bedroom vacation home in Destiny by the Sea. The home’s elegance extends through every nook and cranny, including the game room. Chic flooring and décor complement parchment-toned walls, while the red-topped pool table contrasts beautifully with the stylish setting. A game of billiards never sounded so classy! The game room also includes a wet bar with a granite-topped sink, a refrigerator for mid-game drinks, and a microwave oven. In addition to a pool table, the home boasts a private swimming pool, as well. The pool is surrounded by a sundeck, lounge chairs, and the crisp, clean walls of the home. Up to 12 vacationers can enjoy the property’s game room, pool, and five bedrooms. Two of the five rooms are master suites, each boasting king-size beds, and private luxury baths. Two of the remaining bedrooms also have king-size beds, while the last is a bunk room with two twin bunks.
A Beachy Blast
4 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 14 Guests
You’re sure to have a blast when you stay at A Beachy Blast – especially because it has a cool game room. Fun game tables are a great way to release your energy. Challenge your mates to a foosball or shuffleboard tournament. Or, start a friendly game of cards at the high round table and chairs. There is also a comfortable seating ensemble made up of two plush chairs facing a wall-mounted TV. A refrigerator is provided for refreshments. The game room is not the only reason you’ll love this four-bedroom Frangista Beach home. With the ability to house up to 14 vacationers, you and your friends and family will want to take advantage of the laidback living room with its comfortable blue couches and white accent chairs. Two of the first-floor bedrooms open onto a covered patio with a private pool. But don’t worry if you don’t call dibs on either of those rooms because two upstairs guest bedrooms have access to outdoor balconies. Be sure to give the kids the bunk room, as the pair of double bunks will make it feel like a giant sleepover!
4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
Not only is this four-bedroom Terra Cotta Terrace home a great play on words, Sea-Viche is also home to a game room that will help elevate your vacation experience. The game room is attached to the first-floor guest quarters. It includes a wood foosball table and a shuffleboard table. A plush brown couch faces a flatscreen TV, so you can relax and watch movies after a fun-filled day on the sugary shores of the coast. A rectangular pool is located on the first level, as well. Ascend the spiral staircase to a second-floor balcony, which includes tables and chairs to bask in the fine weather. Glass doors lead from the balcony into a lovely great room with a casual seating arrangement and elegant décor. Coastal accents extend throughout each of the bedrooms, which can host up to 12 guests. The property’s neighborhood location presents guests with community amenities, including an additional pool, sauna, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball pit.
4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 10 Guests
Located in Miramar Beach’s residential Tang O Mar community, Sailor’s Delight is also a gamer’s delight! The game room can be found by ascending a wrought-iron staircase to an open upstairs loft. Sunlight filters in through huge windows from the great room, and you can see the Gulf views in the distance while gaming. The room includes both a billiard table and a shuffleboard game. A classy wet bar with bar seats faces a wall-mounted TV, where you can watch your favorite live sports events. When you’re not winning a friendly pool tournament, the rest of the home provides additional vacation respite. The four-bedroom home sits only 150 yards from the shimmering waters of the beach. High ceilings, walls of windows, and nautical décor accentuate the feeling of relaxation. Each bedroom is uniquely designed. One is painted blue with yellow accents, while another boasts colorful lizard wall hangings. The master suite takes full advantage of Gulf-front views with access to an outdoor beach balcony.
Don’t worry, be happy! B-Happy is a vacation rental in Emerald Shores, offering everything you need to be happy on your beach vacation – including a game room. A ping pong table and foosball table are provided for guest entertainment. After a couple of competitive rounds, take a break in the living room or outdoors on the balcony. Or, take a freshwater plunge in the private pool, sunbathe on the pool patio, or cook up a scrumptious lunch or dinner on the poolside grills. Three of the property’s bedrooms feel like master suites with king-size beds and balcony access. One of the rooms is in a separate guest house, making it easy to plan a multi-group vacation. Each room, including the kid’s bunk room, provides a comfortable sanctuary for you to rest up for another day of fun. Only a short distance from the crystalline shoreline, you’re sure to fill every day with every beach vacation activity you can think of!
If you want games on your vacation, there are plenty of rentals in Destin that fill that criteria! Not only are these 16 homes great for single matches or round-robin tournaments of pool or foosball or air hockey, but they also offer all the vacation amenities you could hope for. Reserve your spot at one of these homes and start planning your next memorable Emerald Coast vacation.