Destiny West vs Destiny East

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Destiny East vs West

Destiny can mean "being at the right place at the right time." However, it takes on a whole new meaning in Destin, which refers to the gorgeous prestigious, exclusively gated residential community that borders the glittering Gulf of Mexico. Destiny West and Destiny East's privileged neighborhoods have access to the James Lee Beach Park, which borders a vast span of sugary shoreline overlooking the jewel-toned gulf. A long promenade with picnic shelters and multiple beach access points is centered upon a charming golden Americana-inspired pavilion that houses the popular Crab Trap Restaurant along with a friendly beach bar. Both gated communities are chock-full of resort-like amenities where you will create memories that will last forever. Let us help plan your next beach vacation – learn what makes each of the luxurious Destiny communities unique!


Destiny West

Destiny West Community Pool

Ocean Reef Resorts offers quite a few vacation rental homes in Destiny West. This lovely tropically adorned neighborhood features a Club House with a fitness center, convenient bathroom facilities, showers, and dressing rooms. The sizable seasonally heated tropical community swimming pool will make you feel like you're at a five-star resort. There is also a large bubbling hot tub for soothing relaxation. Outdoor sports are welcome at Destiny West, with its well-maintained tennis courts and basketball court. Located just west of Destiny East, this prime location puts you near popular beachfront restaurants and great family attractions such as a water park, watersports, deep sea fishing, and world-class shopping. Here are are our top choices for Destiny West vacation rentals:

Sandcastle Dreams

Sandcastle Dreams Destin Vacation Rental

7 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms / 22 Guests

Sandcastle Dreams is an opulent Mediterranean-styled villa right on Scenic Highway 98 with seven bedrooms and the ability to accommodate up to twenty-two coddled guests. This lavish home is located in the Grand Palms enclave at Destiny and enjoys full access to the Destiny West Club House and its amenities. It is perfect for a large family beach reunion since, in addition to the stately main residence, a guest house includes its own gorgeous open living space, full kitchen, and separate quarters for individual vacationing members of your group. This majestic home is just a minute away from the beautiful beach but steps away from a large private swimming pool outback. A regal columned veranda provides access to an expansive patio with seating and a gas grill for poolside cookouts. A Great Room with multiple glass doors inside is crowned by palatial arch-topped windows that face the veranda. This spacious room encompasses the well-appointed living, dining, and kitchen areas. A dining table in a formal alcove has six chairs beneath a vintage chandelier, while a white breakfast table off the open kitchen seats six more. The stunning kitchen features rich chocolate-colored custom cabinetry, a dark mottled granite-topped island, a mini sidebar with seating, and stainless steel appliances. A large Game Room is located upstairs with a Billiards and card table with four straw woven raised seats. French doors lead out to the covered furnished balcony that overlooks the pool below and lovely lake in the distance.


Blu Sky

Blu Sky Destiny West

5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 21 Guests

Blu Sky is a magnificent three-story Mediterranean-styled villa with five bedrooms to lavishly accommodate twenty-one beach-going guests with multiple beds, bunks, and queen-sized sleeper sofas. It sits near the front gate with enchanting views of the glittering gulf through a forest of tropical palms. Walls of windows overlook this sensational scenery from the spacious third floor Great Room, which features high ceilings, fabulous furnishings, distinctive décor, a family room, a formal dining table for eight beneath a vintage chandelier. An open gourmet kitchen includes additional bar seats and an elegant breakfast nook beside a window. This home also consists of a 12' x 24' plunge pool, an excellent game room, and only an arrow shot away from the glowing jewel-toned gulf.


Crystal Cabana

Crystal Cabana

5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Just outside Destiny West's gates, Crystal Cabana is a stately five beachfront vacation home with unrivaled views. As a part of the Destiny Shores community, this rare find affords one of the only opportunities for a gulf-front vacation while still being able to enjoy the abundant amenities of Destiny West.  The home itself has a wide footprint and takes full advantage of its prestigious locale.  All bedrooms feature adult beds, and there are four full private baths as well as a half bath.

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations Destiny West

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 14 Guests

Good, Good, Good Vibrations is exactly what you'll get in this beautiful four-bedroom Destiny West beach home, conveniently located adjacent to the Club House. Nestled among the palms, this property offers a private pool, outdoor dining and is perfect for entertaining. Up to 14 lucky beach-goers can enjoy its beautifully furnished rooms and luxurious appointments. Beach better in this family-friendly home.

Siesta Del Sol

Siesta Del Sol Destiny West

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 11 Guests

The most recent addition to our vacation rental program, Siesta Del Sol is a Mediterranean-style abode chocked full of color, personality, and space. Located lake-front and only a short stroll from the white sand beach, this Destiny West vacation home is sure to quickly become a guest favorite. Here up to eleven guests will enjoy ample room and comfortable accommodations. Act fast and be among our first guests to enjoy this property.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace Destiny West

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 11 Guests

Amazing Grace has three bedrooms with multiple bunks that can easily accommodate eleven blessed guests. Light colors and comfortable furnishings create a warm, lovely inviting ambiance. A serene blue-toned wraparound couch and a cream-colored love seat on a stylish striped rug provide seating that faces an extra-wide wall-mounted flatscreen TV for entertainment. An enchanting elegant dining table with six lovely decorative spindle-backed chairs sits beneath a crystal chandelier beside the bright white open kitchen. A wraparound veranda outback has extra seating for favorite drinks and delicious appetizers.


Saltwater Sisters

Saltwater Sisters Destiny

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 7 Guests

Saltwater Sisters is just one house away from the Club House, tennis courts, and the lushly landscaped pool. This three-bedroom home sleeps up to seven lucky guests. The open Great Room has a fashionable Mid Century Vintage Modern look with comfortable furnishings. A curved crescent-shaped white leather couch, a large round matching ottoman, and a sleek gray leather armchair provide stylish seating that faces an extra wide wall mounted flatscreen TV. Colorful art, hanging driftwood, a tile mosaic of mermaids, artistic sculptures, and whimsical giraffes' trio provide Floridian flair. A tropical dining area has tall woven straw chairs beside a honey-toned country hardwood table. Gleaming Vintage Modern round steel topped stools offer additional seating beside the bar facing the well-equipped kitchen.

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Destiny East

Destiny East Pool and Club House

Destiny East provides guests with superb resort-like amenities. A 5,000 square foot clubhouse with Caribbean styling called "Club Destiny" is available to residents and their guests for festive family gatherings. This club defines tropical elegance with soaring cathedral ceilings, rich hardwood flooring, multiple seating areas, soaring skylights, and windows' bright walls. It houses an impressive private movie theater that seats twenty-five and a state-of-the-art fitness center. A lushly landscaped lagoon-shaped swimming pool includes a simmering hot tub. Guests may also enjoy two tennis courts lighted for night play, a putting green, and a beautiful playground for children. Not only does Destiny East provide quick access to the sugar-white beaches of the gulf, but many of the homes sit on the shore of Four Prong Lake. This 24-acre lake offers homes in Destiny East exquisite lake views. Below are our top two favorites for Destiny East vacation rentals:


Destiny's Retreat

Destiny's Retreat Destiny East

5 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 16 Guests

Destiny's Retreat is a stately five-bedroom home that places up to sixteen guests in the lavish lap of luxury. The classically styled Dutch Colonial exteriors dovetail magically into distinctive contemporary interiors, which were distinctively designed for grand entertainment. The fashionable furnishings are professionally decorated in a chic manner with an eye toward comfort. A Great Room with towering twelve-foot ceilings includes upscale furnishings that face a large wall-mounted flatscreen TV beside a formal dining table that seats six. A shimmering white quartz crystal-topped kitchen island seats four more for favorite drinks and tasty hors d'oeuvre. The open gourmet kitchen is available for fun culinary creations. It features striking dark ebony toned custom cabinetry, a large stainless steel refrigerator and separate matching freezer, a six-burner gas range, double ovens, an icemaker, and a chef's sink. An expansive wall of windows overlooks a private solarium pool courtyard with a four-sided soaking tub for relaxation, a well-furnished living area with a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, and a wet bar. A handsomely furnished Bonus Living Area off guest quarters upstairs features another wet bar for entertainment.


Sea to Shining Sea

Sea to Shining Sea Destiny East

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 10 Guests

Sea to Shining Sea is located right on the shore of Four Prong Lake, where you may experience panoramic views of the lake, which are adorned with tropical palm trees on the shore from a waterfront swimming pool and soaking tub. Get ready to make memories of a lifetime with this beautiful, totally remodeled, three-bedroom lakefront home that includes a bonus room and sleeps ten fortunate beach-going guests - while within only a few minutes walking distance to the gulf. The extensive renovations include fresh paint, up-to-date lighting fixtures, shiplap accents, porcelain tile flooring, comfortable furnishings, and beautiful appointments -so it looks like a brand new home! The screen-enclosed pool is part of an outdoor entertainment area with three sets of tables with chairs for poolside drinks and dining.

Destin Vacation

Now that you have had a glimpse of what could become your family's own fanciful beach vacation at Destiny West and East, take a closer look at all the luxurious vacation homes in Destiny. Enjoy using our friendly state-of-the-art website for more detailed descriptions, vivid imagery, a seagull's eye view of individual locations, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates open to making your reservations. Get ready to fulfill your incredible destiny at the beach!

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