Posted on 3/8/2022
Whether you've been to Destin before or you're new to vacationing here in paradise, you probably know how difficult it is to find nightly rentals. That's because almost all beachfront homes rent weekly, typically Saturday to Saturday. Though this isn't surprising, as many folks want at least a week-long vacation when they come to the Emerald Coast, it can be a bummer if you're only planning a short stay.
Fortunately, Destin has one beachfront home that rents nightly all year round—The Salty Whale in Frangista Beach. This is a big deal! And almost unheard of in this area. Because of this, you will want to be sure to reserve your stay early—that way, no one snags your dates before you do!
This luxury beachfront vacation home is available for as little as two nights when booked in advance. It is also available for single nights if open at the last minute, two weeks prior to arrival.
Curious about this amazing home right on the beach? Check it out!
The Salty Whale is a three-story rental home perched upon the sugary sands of Destin's Miramar Beach. The home even features a set of private stairs that leads directly to the shore—no need to put your shoes on before walking to the beach! It boasts five opulent bedrooms, incredible living space, and three levels of breezy balconies. This elegant beachfront home can accommodate up to 16 guests, making it an excellent option for a family reunion, golf trip, anniversary celebration, or business retreat.
On the first floor, you will find two of the five bedrooms. One is a fun coastal-inspired bunkroom with a queen bunk and a twin bunk. It also has a wall-mounted TV and arcade game table for evening entertainment.
The other bedroom on this level is a sunny primary suite with a king-size bed. A set of sliding glass doors connects the suite to the Gulf-front deck and private plunge pool. Nothing like taking a refreshing dip with paradise views!
An open great room makes up much of the second floor. The spacious floorplan combines the living, kitchen, and dining areas in a functional gathering space. With honey-toned floors and shiplap walls, the room radiates with coastal luxury.
The kitchen features modern glass-front cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and gleaming white countertops. Two teal stools sit at the breakfast bar, which is great for casual dining or setting out appetizers and tropical drinks. A large dining table and eight spindle-backed chairs sit beside two sunny windows, creating a lovely atmosphere for dining—from morning to night!
The living room includes a cozy couch, four accent chairs, a white drink table, a patterned rug, and a wall-mounted TV. The entire setup enjoys natural sunlight that filters through the wall of Gulf-facing, sliding glass doors and windows. From here, guests can access a furnished beachfront balcony that overlooks the crystal sands and emerald-toned waters. A straw-woven couch with sandy-colored cushions is perfect for chatting with friends in the gorgeous Florida weather. There is also an outdoor dining table, so you and your fellow guests can enjoy a homecooked seafood feast while catching a breathtaking beach sunset.
Another guest bedroom is located on the second floor. It features a king-size bed, coral accent wall, and access to a cute Juliet window balcony with views of Scenic Gulf Drive.
The remaining sleeping quarters are located on the third floor. One is an incredible primary suite with a woven headboard and a bench at the foot of the bed. A navy-blue accent wall, blue armchair, and blue-and-white striped rug pull the room together with a nautical feel. A wall-mounted TV is provided for entertainment. There is also a dedicated workspace, which is great if you need to get a little last-minute work done before hitting the beach.
Sliding glass doors create a sunny atmosphere and provide access to a beachfront balcony. The room's luxury ensuite bath boasts a walk-in shower, double vanities, and a deep soaking tub.
The other bedroom on this floor is a guest suite with a king-size bed. It also has colorful wall art and striped rug, a bookshelf, a work desk, and a small balcony.
In addition to the top-notch accommodations, guests will love the convenient location of this rental property. Not only is it right on the beach, but it also sits along the popular Scenic Gulf Drive, providing access to a variety of nearby restaurants, shops, and amusements. Pompano Joe's, the Whale's Tail, and Royal Palm Grille restaurants are all within walking distance. Frozen Dune Rolled Ice Cream & Coffee is close by as well, making it easy to grab a frozen treat after lunch or dinner.
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As an Ocean Reef guest, you will receive discounted rates at the nearby Seascape Resort. These include discounts on golf, tennis, recreation rentals, and more.
Other must-visit places within the area include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Grand Boulevard, and the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Each of these locations has shops, restaurants, and entertainment, all with their own unique vibe!
If you've wanted to book a Destin vacation but don't have a full week to spare for your getaway, be sure to check out The Salty Whale. By offering nightly rentals, this luxury beachfront home could just be the place for you. You will enjoy a memorable vacation full of Gulf-front views, beach access, and vacation activities!