Life is all about the people in your life, particularly close friends and family. Time with beloved members of family and close friends makes it all worthwhile. Such ties provide us with a “reason for being.” The business of our daily lives often makes us lose sight of this precious treasure since work has to be completed, errands run and chores done. However, these close relationships nurture our souls with love, laughter, camaraderie, empathy, support and shared experiences. The beautiful beaches in Destin and along the Emerald Coast also provide a reason for being through Mother Nature. We are blessed to have a shimmering sugary shoreline with jeweled gulf water that glows in tones ranging from dazzling emerald green and peridot to tranquil turquoise. Our Ocean Reef Resorts guests experience the blessings of family along with the nurture of nature, and many have made it an annual vacation tradition passed down for generations. For almost forty years we have been dedicated to the type of hospitality that provides outstanding private vacation rental properties to help friends and families create some of the most treasured memories of their lives. Of course, a big family or friend reunion requires lots of room so that everyone can enjoy each others company while sharing the same space. These homes validate the term “the more, the merrier” since guests may split rental expenses and create an inexpensive fun family feast when dining in by using a gourmet kitchen. These properties can become your “beach” home away from home with comfortable furnishings and great centralized locations close to delightful diversions.
Here are some of our favorite vacation homes for your Destin Family Reunion:
Two of them are located on the prestigious and highly sought after world of Holiday Isle, which places guests just minutes away from all the action at Destin’s Harborwalk Village. This “island” is really an offshore peninsula bordered by the gorgeous gulf, Destin’s harbor and “East Pass” that provides passage for all the big boats going from the bay out into the open waters. Harborwalk Village nearby has an abundance of waterfront restaurants, lively bars, fun seasonal festivals, free outdoor concerts and frequent fireworks.
Holiday Blitz has eight bedrooms and graciously accommodates up to 18 fortunate guests for your renuion. It sits on a sugar white dune with panoramic gulf views and features a private pool. Most of the delightfully appointed bedrooms include a full luxury bath en-suite, and one is a wonderful Bunk Room for kids. The Master Bedroom opens out onto a beachfront balcony and many of the guest quarters also have lovely gulf views.
Holiday Sunrise is a substantial contemporarily styled beachfront residence with seven bedrooms and has the ability to sleep 16 happy guests. The unique architectural styling provides incredible views of the sparkling scenery since the design interweaves octagonal spaces with high vaulted ceilings and individual windows that frame the beauty of the seascape all around. It also features two kitchens and separate living areas.
Three other hospitable homes ideal for your Destin beach reunion are available nearby in Miramar Beach off of Scenic Gulf Drive. This location places guests’ minutes away from popular gulf front restaurants, friendly beach bars, grocery stores, wine outlets and bargain shopping at the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, which is one of the nation’s largest designer discount centers. It is also close to many restaurants, bars, specialty shops and seasonal festivals at Sandestin’s charming Village of Baytowne Wharf as well as Grand Boulevard.
Two of these vacation homes are right next door to each beside the glittering gulf in case you are planning a super-sized beach reunion or perhaps a wedding with separate family and friend groups.
Tackle Box has nine bedrooms and can accommodate 28 guests. You may also bring your favorite furry family member since this large home is pet friendly! There are seven bedrooms in the main house along with a kitchen and full-sized wet bar on separate levels and two more bedrooms in the Guest House, complete with its own kitchen beside a large lagoon seasonally heated swimming pool.
Snowdrift is a three bedroom vacation rental residence that sleeps eight beachgoers perched beachfront, nearby upon a “snow” white dune “drift” above the gulf just a stone’s throw away from the other home. A wall of glass doors in a Great Room with soaring cathedral ceilings provides gorgeous views across the gleaming gulf all the way to the southern horizon. A balcony wraps around the gulf front of the house all the way over to a side deck to enjoy leisurely lounging as you sip favorite drinks, enjoy the vivid views and listen to the soothing surf.
Two additional fantastic beach homes, perfect for a family and friend reunion, are located along Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. These South Walton vacation homes neighbor each other so they may also be rented in tandem for a giant reunion or gathering involving separate families and groups. These homes are right across from Gulf Place, which is Santa Rosa Beach’s unofficial town center which offers a selection of restaurants, bistros, galleries, specialty shops, outdoor amphitheater concerts and seasonal festivals.
Blessings has five bedrooms and up to 24 happy family members may be accommodated here. This hospitable rental home has been recently refurbished, updated and remodeled. A “Gathering Room” features a soaring cathedral ceiling that accentuates spaciousness and takes full advantage of its beachfront setting with a window wall that faces the gulf. A large 26 x 12-foot private pool allows guests to take a freshwater dip before or after luxuriating in the glowing gulf.
Casablanca next door is an ultimate beachfront family compound with an estate like design that incorporates a handsome Mediterranean styled exterior accented with absolutely beautiful classically styled interiors. This regal beachfront residence can sleep up to 22 guests since it has almost 7,300 square feet of gracious living space with five bedrooms in the main house and two more in a charming two-story Guest House with an open living area, kitchenette, a Master Bedroom with a king size bed, a full bath and a Bunk Room for kids. It also includes a Media Game Room, a pool table and Wet Bar adjoining an open sun deck surrounding a swimming pool overlooking the bright white beach.
Start planning your Destin Family Reunion now by taking a look at each one of these magical settings for the creation of treasured memories with family and friends. Our user-friendly website provides detailed descriptions, multiple images, aerial views of locations, seasonal rental rates and dates of calendar availability. Enjoy a precious part of what life is all about!