Destiny Vacation Homes with Private Pools

Experience Unmatched Luxury at Premier Destiny Vacation Homes

Posted on 4/9/2024

Do you feel destined for a vacation destination with "Destiny"? If so, what could be better than residing at a multi-million dollar mansion or villa in one of Destin's most prestigious Gulf-front residential communities by the same name? Better yet, what if you could reside with loved ones for a special vacation in this idyllic, exclusively gated paradise in a home with its own private pool?

Destiny itself is comprised of multiple residential enclaves on the beach, on a coastal dune lake, or very nearby. They all have easy access to the James Lee Beach Park, which includes a long promenade that parallels the crystalline white shoreline with multiple access points and picnic pavilions for beachside gatherings. The wide, beautiful beach overlooks the glittering, jewel-toned waters of the Gulf. The promenade is centered upon a renowned golden American-styled restaurant known as The Crab Trap. This captivating place resembles a charming seaside pavilion from the early 1900s and serves savory seafood along with craft cocktails. All of Destiny has a superb locale in a wonderful setting of its own, yet close to many popular Gulf-front restaurants with friendly beach bars, grocery stores, liquor wine shops, shopping adventures, and abundant amusements.

Before we get to a brief description of these vacation homes with private pools, here is a look at everything you need to know about the three amazing Destiny neighborhoods where they are located.

Destiny by the Sea: This highly privileged residential community is perhaps the crème de la crème of Destiny. If you have ever cruised down the sugary shoreline along Scenic Highway 98, you have surely noticed this exclusive neighborhood located at the only curve along this route between Destin and Miramar Beach. The lush meticulously planned palm lined curve in the road created this walled-in enclave which accommodates residents and their fortunate guests beside a private beach in this exclusively gated world. There are well over 100 homes located here, and thirty-one of them are right on the beach. The others are only about one block away from the neighborhood beach access. The close proximity to the sugary shoreline places your family and friends in the proverbial "lap of luxury" at one of these majestic villas. Besides the wide expanse of private beach, it features a stunning tropical oasis with towering Royal palm trees, palmettos, and other tropical plants that surround a lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool. A sun patio and bubbling Hot Tub nearby provide pampered relaxation. A swank casual outdoor clubhouse pavilion features a soaring columned veranda beside the pool with covered seating areas and comfortable furnishings.

Destiny West

Destiny West: This exclusively gated neighborhood directly across from the James Lee beach sits on the western side of Four Prong Lake, sometimes referred to as Lake Destiny. This Coastal Dune Lake is a rare natural treasure since such bodies of water are found in very few other places on the planet. They have an exotic mix of artisan spring-fed and salted waters that provide abundant habitat for waterfowl, wildlife, and a wide array of fish. You may enjoy seeing Great Blue Herons and Snowy White Egrets or try your luck catching some fish. Some of the gorgeous Mediterranean-styled villas are lakefront, while others have views of the distant Gulf. Besides the bright beach, fortunate guests enjoy the lush tropical grounds and other wonderful amenities that are here as well. They include a lovely lagoon swimming pool with an expansive patio for sunny relaxation that's adorned with palm trees. A simmering hot tub nearby provides soothing relaxation in a secluded area surrounded by tropical plantings. A two-story tall Club House includes bathroom facilities, showers, dressing rooms, a fitness center, and an upper-level sun deck that looks down upon the swimming pool. The grounds here also include nearby courts for tennis and basketball, which are lighted for cooler night play.

Destiny East: This portion of the wonderful world of Destiny sits on the eastern shore of the Four Prong Lake, which spans over twenty-seven sparkling acres and adjoins Destiny West on the other side. Sunsets across the lake late in the day are magnificent and often mirror themselves on the serene surface. Gracious homes and villas here include the classic Mediterranean and some Dutch Colonial exterior styles with comfortable, lavishly appointed interiors. Quite a few of them overlook the lovely lake, and many have their own private swimming pools. Charmed guests here have access to "Club Destiny" which includes 5,000 square foot of Caribbean styled space that redefines tropical elegance. It features cathedral ceilings, indoor palm trees, multiple seating areas, skylights, and glass walls that overlook a large lagoon-shaped swimming pool. A state-of-the-art fitness center also overlooks the beautifully landscaped pool courtyard. Guests here also enjoy a secluded, simmering hot tub, two lighted tennis courts, and a putting green. Nearby, a colorful playground for the kids has slides, swings and fun climbing platforms. Another sparkling swimming pool with restroom facilities and showers overlooks the lovely lake and has a pedestrian tunnel that easily connects to the beach overlooking the gleaming Gulf.

Here is a brief preview of each fantastic vacation home with its own private pool located in the delightful world of Destiny, starting with the largest. These seven gracious rental residences include three to seven bedrooms with the ability to accommodate ten to twenty-two lucky guests.

Sandcastle Dreams

Sandcastle Dreams Destiny

7 Bedrooms / 6 Full Bathrooms / 22 Guests

Sandcastle Dreams is a regal Mediterranean-styled villa located just outside the gates of Destiny West. It boasts seven bedrooms with multiple beds and the ability to place twenty-two guests in a privileged, luxurious setting. A Carriage House with a comfortably furnished open studio living and dining area adjoins a full, handsome state-of-the-art kitchen providing perfect quarters for separate vacationing family members or friends. This vacation home is just a short distance away from the beautiful beach but just steps away from a large private pool just beyond the rear veranda. A lush, tropically landscaped sun patio has a Mediterranean-styled gazebo for shade at one end, while a columned veranda graciously provides a seating area with a gas grill inviting you to enjoy a poolside cookout. The main level features an open Great Room that incorporates the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Majestic arch-topped windows with double glass doors lead out to the pool veranda. A large Game Room with loads of delightful diversions and the primary bedroom upstairs have individual columned verandas that overlook the pool along with a lovely lake beyond.

Emerge in Sea

Emerge in Sea Destiny

7 Bedrooms / 8 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 18 Guests

Emerge in Sea is a stately, newly completed three-story vacation home with seven bedrooms featuring luxurious ensuite baths in Destiny West. It sleeps eighteen privileged guests, all in beds. It features a white stylish stately exterior with wraparound verandas off a Game Room, the open living area, the primary bedroom and each guest bedroom. The second and third floor verandas, some of which are in a turret tower, have views of the jeweled Gulf in the distance. This rental property features a Game Room adjoining an open Media Room with an amazing Wet Bar on the first floor and another Wet Bar in the main living area on the second floor. The lower level Game Room and convenient Wet Bar with a wine cooler and full-sized refrigerator freezer have access to the private swimming pool. A small veranda with an entertainment area includes a dining area and gas grill for poolside cookouts. The long swimming pool has a palatial look with a white wall on the side accented with a ribbon of blue mosaic tile and three unique spillways. Water cascades down into the pool for delightful refreshment and provides a soothing sound.


Tuscany Destiny

7 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 18 Guests

Tuscany is a stately Tuscan-styled beachfront villa that towers three stories tall with seven spacious bedrooms. Eighteen favored guests can sleep in beds at this Destiny by the Sea home. Each level includes walls of windows showcasing the sparkling seascape and glass doors that lead out to furnished verandas. They have direct access from the beach-level living area, the second-floor primary bedroom, and the story Game Room. This home has handsome, comfortable European-styled furnishings, and the Game Room features a full kitchen with an entertainment bar. The lower level veranda connects over to an open sun deck with a gas grill that overlooks the gorgeous Gulf with a stairway down to its own beach. This sundeck adjoins a courtyard studded with palm trees that has a refreshing pool and a Gulf-view hot tub that cascades into the water at one end. This provides a unique walled setting since it parallels a wide private beach access for the rest of the neighborhood.


Camelot Destiny

5 Bedrooms / 5 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 19 Guests

Camelot is a fabulous Gulf-front vacation home in Destiny by the Sea that has five bedrooms with luxurious ensuite baths and can accommodate nineteen blessed guests. This captivating property encompasses almost 5,000 square feet, blending old New Orleans architectural charm with coastal chic, providing the epitome of luxurious living. This hospitable three-story rental home has verandas overlooking its own sugary white beach on each level. Stairs or the elevator can take you to the guest quarters and two primary suites on the top two floors. The breezy verandas are accessed from the comfortably furnished open living area on the first floor, a primary bedroom on the second floor, and another primary bedroom on the top floor. The classic Mediterranean front exterior has a wrought iron gate providing regal entry into a walled-in private courtyard. It surrounds a pool and a soaking tub and leads to a double-story columned portico that arches above glistening beveled glass doors that open into a foyer.

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Destiny's Retreat

Destiny's Retreat

5 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 16 Guests

Destiny's Retreat is a gracious Dutch Colonial-styled vacation home with five bedrooms in Destiny East, which is able to accommodate sixteen happy guests. One of the guest quarters with a separate entrance in the Carriage House can accommodate six of these beachgoers. The stately, classically styled Dutch Colonial exteriors dovetail magically into comfortable modern interiors featuring upscale creature comforts since it was distinctively designed for grand entertainment. The two-story rental features an open living, dining, and kitchen area living area on the first floor and a bonus living area with an urbane Wet Bar on the upper level. The main open living area has soaring twelve-foot ceilings and a wide wall of windows that overlook a private solarium pool courtyard. The pool sits beside a raised soaking tub, while a comfortably furnished outdoor pool veranda includes a wall-mounted TV, a gas fireplace, a gas grill, and a Wet Bar for entertainment.

Ideal Beach Destination

Ideal Beach Destination Destiny

5 Bedrooms / 4 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 14 Guests

Ideal Beach Destination is a three-story vacation home with five bedrooms that accommodates fourteen in Destiny by the Sea and does indeed provide an idyllic setting near the bright, beautiful beach. The guest quarters in this unique rental boast three beautifully appointed primary bedrooms with luxurious ensuite baths and balconies. One of them is on the second floor with its own romantic balcony, while the other two are on the top level with access to a shared balcony that spans the width of the house. One of the top-floor primary suites also has its own Wet Bar. The lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool in a front walled-in patio area studded with palm trees has a spillway that cascades down into the water. The private beach is just a short stroll away, but this home comes with a six-seater golf cart that can conveniently whisk you over to the sugary shore, along with an ice chest and picnic supplies.

Sea to Shining Sea

Sea to Shining Sea Destiny

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 10 Guests

Sea to Shining Sea is a stylish, contemporary single-story vacation home with three bedrooms and a prime lakefront location. It can accommodate ten enchanted guests in Destiny East. The distinctive design of this rental property allows you to enjoy these amazing waterfront vistas from a spacious Great Room and the comfortably furnished primary bedroom suite, which features wide sets of sliding glass doors. This home faces out across the lake towards the southwest and features spectacular sunsets over the water, creating a serene heavenly setting that is hard to leave. The primary bedroom and living area have individual access to the lakefront swimming pool with a towering screened-in enclosure surrounding patio. A spacious covered dining area adjoins the pool area with three sets of wrought iron tables four chairs each and a gas grill invites you to all enjoy magnificent sunset dinners.

Ready to immerse yourself in the exclusive charm of Destiny? Imagine vacationing in a multi million-dollar mansion or villa nestled within a gated paradise, complete with your own private pool. Whether it's the serene beachside enclaves, the tranquil shores of a coastal dune lake, or a location just moments from the crystalline sands, Destiny offers unparalleled access to luxury and leisure. Indulge in close proximity to James Lee Beach Park for beachside picnics, explore nearby gourmet restaurants and friendly beach bars, or simply enjoy the private luxury of your chosen residence. With each neighborhood offering its own unique allure, from the opulent beachfront villas of Destiny by the Sea to the tranquil lakeside retreats of Destiny East or Destiny West, your perfect vacation awaits. Dive into our detailed descriptions, vivid imagery, and comprehensive guides on the Ocean Reef Resort website to discover your ideal vacation home in this exclusive world of Destiny, where every stay promises to be an unforgettable escape into paradise.

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