Large Beachfront Homes with Private Pools

Destin & 30A: Big Homes Right On the Beach with A Pool!

Posted on 12/26/2023

Large and in charge, nothing quite screams incredible beach vacation like a big stately home perched on a tall dune overlooking Destin & 30A's pristine white sand beaches. But what if it could get even better? Not possible right? Wrong! Throw in your very own private pool, and you've just leveled up to the best of the best.

Now, we do have some bad news - sort of, anyway. Big homes on the beach with private pools, well, they are nearly next to impossible to find. And, when you do find them, they are usually already sold out. Not to worry dear traveler- we've tracked down just what you need, and at the right time. Right now, like today, is when you need to gather all of your family and friends and start planning your next escape to Destin & 30A. If you hurry, you can snag one of these large beachfront homes with private pools. So, without further ado, here are a few choice homes ordered from large to even larger.


Paradis Beachfront Home

5 Bedrooms / 5 Full Bathrooms / 14 Guests

Paradis, a French word meaning paradise, aptly describes this magnificent beachfront vacation home nestled along Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin's Miramar Beach. This regal family estate accommodates up to 14 fortunate guests, with four bedrooms in the main house and an additional one in a beautifully furnished guest house. Perched atop a sugary dune, it boasts its own beach and breathtaking Gulf-front views.

The interiors of Paradis exude chic contemporary style, worthy of gracing the pages of Better Homes & Gardens or Architectural Digest. Decorative art throughout includes enchanting beach scenes, seascapes, marine life sculptures, and nautical accents. Gleaming white marble flooring flows throughout the first-floor open living area, adorned by soaring triple tray ceilings. Two walls of windows with glass doors provide access to a beachfront deck that spans the width of the home, offering mesmerizing Gulf views. A curvaceous pool with a cascading soaking tub overlooks the sensational seascape, inviting you to relax while taking in the heavenly views. A staircase leads directly down to the beautiful white sand shore beside the sparkling Gulf.

The living area features a comfortable wraparound couch and two elegantly scrolled cloth accent chairs in front of a rectangular glass-paneled mantle on a striking brick-tiled fascia, crowned by a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. A white marble-topped angled bar with six raised decorative metal chairs faces the state-of-the-art kitchen, featuring white hardwood custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances, including a seamlessly integrated refrigerator freezer. A unique built-in dining table with polished plank wood top and long matching benches overlooks the pool and Gulf.

A Guest Bedroom with a king-sized bed and decorative metal headboard has access to a full bath with a tub-shower combination.

A partially open staircase leads to the Primary Suite, Guest Bedroom, and a cheerful Bunk Room that sleeps four. All three sleeping quarters feature private en suite baths, with the Primary Bedroom and Guest Bedroom boasting Gulf-front balconies. The majestic Primary Suite features two walls of windows with elegantly scrolled arches leading to balconies on both sides. A massive four-column king-sized bed faces these views, while a set of abstract patterned armchairs provides corner seating. The private luxury bath includes double vanities, a deep soaking tub, and a walled glass shower adorned with marble. The Guest Bedroom is elegantly furnished with cottage-style décor, featuring a queen-sized bed beside a wall of windows overlooking the Gulf.

The Guest House is a charming vacation residence with an open living area adorned with Americana beach-themed art. It features a queen-sized sleeper sofa, a sleek brown leather lounge chair, and a gleaming wood plank cocktail table facing a flatscreen TV. An open kitchenette includes a raised glass-topped dining table with two stools featuring tropical straw woven tops. The bedroom is furnished with comfortable cream-colored cottage furnishings, including a king-sized bed and direct access to a full bath that also opens into the living area.

Paradis is conveniently located near popular beachfront restaurants, grocery stores, wine outlets, and bargain shopping at the renowned Silver Sands Premium Outlets. A short drive takes you to restaurants, bars, specialty shops, concerts, and fun festivals at the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Grand Boulevard in Sandestin.

We recently stayed at Paradis through Ocean Reef and had a wonderful experience. The house was the most well equipped beach rental we've had, the management was responsive and made check in and check out so easy.

Hilary from Atlanta, GA

Villa Vittoria

Villa Vittoria Beachfront Home

5 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 16 Guests

Villa Vittoria is a Mediterranean-style beachfront villa in the prestigious Dunes of Destin community. This luxurious retreat features five bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. Recently renovated with opulent appointments and new furnishings, it's a magazine-worthy gem.

The villa spans three floors, offering separate sleeping quarters for privacy. The third floor is home to the expansive Primary Bedroom suite, and there are two separate living areas for everyone's comfort. Inside, you'll find bright interiors with white walls, beach-washed hardwood tile, and light-colored tile flooring, flooded with natural light and captivating gulf views.

The first floor has a Guest Bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a kid's area with two twin bunks. Both rooms have gulf views and share a full hall bath. The private pool with an adjoining hot tub provides a refreshing escape, and the patio is ideal for beachside dining. A staircase leads directly to the private beach with seasonal concierge beach chair and umbrella service.

A spiral staircase takes you to the second floor's open Great Room, encompassing the living, dining, and kitchen areas. Three walls of windows offer breathtaking gulf views, and glass doors open to a gulf-front veranda with white columns and mosaic-tiled flooring. The living area is elegantly furnished with a white couch, armchairs, and chic Vintage Modern accents. Nearby, a dining table seats eight beneath a unique chandelier. The open kitchen features white cabinetry, subway tile, and upscale stainless steel appliances, including a double oven with a gas grill range top. A window bench offers a charming spot for drinks and appetizers. A Guest Bedroom with a king-sized bed and access to a full hall bath completes this level.

The third floor houses the enormous Primary Bedroom Suite with double glass doors leading to a private balcony and endless gulf views. It features a king-sized bed, a queen futon, and a luxurious private bath. Another Guest Bedroom on this level has a queen-sized bed and a full ensuite bath.

Venture up to the fourth-floor to a wonderful bonus room with sensational gulf views, especially at sunset! This top-floor bonus pad is the ultimate entertainment space with a wet bar for whipping up delicious drinks, a half-bath powder room, and a couch that doubles as a queen-sized sleeper sofa for additional bedding. The outdoor sun deck offers endless panoramic views of the glistening gulf as far as the eye can see.

Villa Vittoria is one of the few homes on the Gulf in the lavish Dunes of Destin community, boasting a large lagoon and a community pool. Nearby, you'll find restaurants, grocery stores, and family-friendly amusements. HarborWalk Village, minutes away, offers a variety of dining options, bars, shops, festivals, concerts, and water-based adventures. Ocean Reef Resorts guests enjoy reduced rates on many of these activities.

We stayed at Villa Vittoria for 7 days with whole family. Upon arrival everything was clean and tidy. Location is perfect, no need to leave the property besides going grocery shopping. Comfy beds and rooms. Ocean Reef experience was great, I received prompt attention to any concerns. Would stay with Ocean Reef again.

Ozer from Rochester, NY


Seabourn Beachfront Home

6 Bedrooms / 6 Full & 3 Half Bathrooms / 21 Guests

Welcome to Seabourn, a recently renovated beachfront family compound in the exclusive gated community of Waters' Edge in Seacrest Beach. This luxurious retreat boasts six bedrooms, six luxury baths, and three half-bath powder rooms, providing ample accommodations for up to 21 beachgoers. With guest quarters on all three levels, including an attached carriage house, "Seabourn" offers privacy and convenience for families and friends seeking the perfect beach reunion.

The Dutch Colonial-styled exterior of Seabourn features charming balconies and columned verandas off many of the bedrooms and the open living area. Every room offers stunning views of the pristine gulf, creating a truly heavenly beachfront experience. The interior is adorned with comfortable furnishings that blend cottage, coastal, and rustic beach-inspired designs. Throughout the home, you'll find decorative art featuring seascape paintings, watercolor landscapes, and marine life sculptures.

On the first floor, you'll discover four spacious bedrooms, one of which doubles as a fun game room equipped with two queen/full-sized bunks, a pool table, multiple sitting areas, and a flatscreen TV for entertainment. A convenient half-bath powder room is located nearby. The additional three bedrooms on this level each feature en suite bathrooms, with two king-sized beds and a cozy queen-sized bed that includes a twin bunk for the little ones.

Venture upstairs to the second floor, where you'll find the spacious living, dining, and kitchen area with three walls of windows offering panoramic gulf-front vistas. Tall white beamed ceilings, shiplap walls, and an abundance of natural light create a warm and inviting setting. The dining room features a long hardwood table with 12 colonial spindle-backed chairs, and the open kitchen includes a raised malt-toned granite bar with five white vintage modern stools. A nearby half-bath powder room adds convenience. This level is also connected to a guest house with another full kitchen and living area, complete with a white sofa, tropical accent chair, and a wall-mounted flatscreen TV.

The primary bedroom suite occupies the entire top floor and is beautifully appointed with light beach-washed hardwood furnishings, a king-size bed facing a wall-mounted TV, an open viewing deck, a glass-topped corner table for two, and a convenient kitchenette. Two individual private baths offer rich granite-topped vanity cabinets and walk-in showers with natural light streaming in through windows.

Outside, Seabourn offers a refreshing 6x16 private pool for a cool dip after enjoying the sparkling gulf. A gas grill is provided for delightful family cookouts. Just a short stroll away, a private neighborhood boardwalk leads to the bright, shimmering shoreline, less than a one-minute walk from the property.

Seabourn not only provides an incredible Seacrest Beach locale but also easy access to fantastic restaurants, beach bars, and exciting shopping adventures. The picturesque coastal village of Rosemary Beach is nearby, offering dining establishments, bistro bars, boutiques, galleries, specialty shops, and a calendar filled with fun lawn events, festivals, and seasonal firework celebrations throughout the year.

Happy Days

Happy Days Beachfront Home 30A

7 Bedrooms / 7 Full Bathrooms / 18 Guests

Happy Days is aptly named since this gracious beachfront vacation home has seven bedrooms with an outstanding location right on 30A in Dune Allen Beach. This rental can sleep up to twenty guests and is sure to put everyone in their "happy place ."The great locale is near the acclaimed coastal village center of Gulf Place, with restaurants, friendly bars, specialty shops, boutiques, outdoor amphitheater concerts, and fun festivals. It's a wonderful spot for a beach reunion since multiple members of your family and friends can enjoy separate guest quarters. The main residence has five bedrooms, while a carriage house has two more, along with its own living area and full kitchen.

Every single bedroom features its own private luxury ensuite bath. This hospitable home sits high upon a sugary dune that provides panoramic views of the gleaming gulf and shimmering white ribbon of beach down below. A wraparound covered balcony on the upper level offers stunning gulf views, while a columned open veranda on the first floor faces a spacious sundeck with a refreshing plunge pool. The views of the seascape are sensational, and in no time, stairs will take you down to the beautiful beach, where you may splash around in the glowing gulf after your refreshing pool plunge. The spacious open living area has a wall of windows facing the gulf, which fills this space with abundant natural light. The entire home is comfortably furnished and richly appointed with decorative art, Persian rugs, fish trophies, vibrant seascapes, as well as art showcasing Floridian flair. Two guest quarters with king-size beds are on the first floor, and like all the bedrooms, they feature comfortable furnishings and elegant décor. The primary bedroom and a Guest Bedroom upstairs have access to the beach balcony. They each have king-size beds, and the luxurious primary bath has double vanity sinks, a walk-in shower as well as a soaking tub adorned with marble. A cheerful Bunk Room with four beds is also on this level and has access to a nice den with a richly carved cabinet housing a flat-screen TV for entertainment. The carriage house has a gulf view balcony, a spacious living area with distinctive Floridian style, a full kitchen, and a round glass top dining table with four charming white wicker cushioned chairs. The two bedrooms have attractive cottage-styled furnishings, with a king-size bed in one and twins in the other. They each have access to individual full hall baths.

What a special family vacation! This house is in a great location and you walk out to beautiful beach. We had 13 guests and it was plenty of room for all of us. The arrangement of the inside and outside of the house is perfect.

Vanessa from Forest, VA


Casa Blanca Beachfront Home 30A

7 Bedrooms / 8 Full Bathrooms / 28 Guests

Casablanca is also located on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach and has a premier beachfront location directly across from Gulf Place. This stately vacation residence can sleep up to twenty-two fortunate guests since it offers almost 7,300 square feet of gracious living space and includes a separate guest house. You're captivated as soon as you pull into the paver stone parking courtyard that faces the columned entry of this very gracious three-story home. The family estate-styled design includes stately alabaster white Mediterranean exteriors with terracotta tile roofing which are complemented by gorgeous classically-styled interiors. Rich travertine marble and honey-toned pine flooring flow throughout spacious rooms with soaring ceilings.

The expansive Great Room incorporates the regal, comfortably furnished living and dining areas near the open gourmet kitchen. A wall of windows with glass doors leads out to a beachside balcony that spans the entire width of the house and invites you to enjoy your favorite drinks with snacks while relishing the dazzling gulf views. An open sun deck above the beautiful beach surrounds a swimming pool with plenty of chairs for leisurely lounging. Besides the main living area, a media room with chocolate-colored leather furnishings faces custom cabinetry housing an extra-large flat screen for viewing pleasure. The first floor also has a colorful bunk room for the kids with access to a full hall bath.

A staircase sweeps majestically upstairs to the giant primary bedroom and two lavish guest bedrooms, all of which include luxurious private ensuite baths. The palatial primary bedroom has an expansive sitting area, direct access to a beach balcony, and a dressing area with walk-in closets. The enormous ensuite bath adorned with gleaming granite includes two individual vanity sinks, a raised soaking tub flanked by columns, and a large walk-in shower. The wide beach balcony is also conveniently accessible from the private bath. The other two very spacious Guest Rooms, which are also elegantly attired, include a king-size bed in one and two king-size beds in the other. The third floor also has a guest bedroom with a king-size bed as well as a queen-size sleeper sofa. This top floor is great for entertaining since it has an open sundeck offering stunning views of the gulf, a built-in Wet Bar, a Billiards table, a plush, handsomely furnished living area, and two large flat-screen TVs mounted on both sides of the room for entertainment.

Casablanca fulfilled all our needs for our trip. Ocean Reef was more than helpful when it came to any of our parties needs. Would recommend this home for all!

Christopher from Dallas, TX

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Seaspray 9

Seaspray 9 Beachfront Home Destin

9 Bedrooms / 7 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 29 Guests

Seaspray 9 is a wonderful beachfront vacation home in the heart of sought-after Miramar Beach (near Destin) with nine bedrooms that can accommodate twenty-nine privileged guests. It provides spacious quarters for varied groupings of beachgoers, with six bedrooms in the main residence and three more in the guest house. Four of the beautifully appointed guest bedrooms, including luxury ensuite baths, are on the main house's first floor, and two of them have direct access to a patio centered upon a swimming pool. This large lovely lagoon-shaped pool has a patio with views of the glittering gulf and convenient access to its own private sugary shore. All the bedrooms have king-size beds except one, which has a bunk with two queen-size beds and a twin trundle.

The expansive main living, dining, and kitchen areas, along with two more guest quarters, are on the second floor. This spacious sunny setting has a wall of windows that showcase spectacular vistas of the gulf, pale honey-toned hardwood flooring throughout, and a soaring cathedral ceiling. A nicely furnished balcony spans its width, inviting you to enjoy outdoor entertainment while experiencing the glorious gulf views. The primary bedroom includes a king-size bed and an ensuite luxury bath with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. A guest bedroom on this level with access to a hallway half bath has a full and twin bunk. The amazing guest house has a stately primary bedroom with white furnishings downstairs, a king-size bed, and access to a full hall bath that also serves as a powder room. A spacious living and dining area features a dramatic vaulted ceiling along with cream-white tile flooring, which creates a bright sunny ambiance. It has a comfortably furnished living space and a charming area for dining beside the ample open kitchen. An open staircase leads to the two guest bedrooms upstairs, which have white cottage-styled furnishings with queen size beds in each one and access to a full hall bath.

Everything from the house to the customer service, to the staff friendliness was top notch. 10/10 would book again.

Travis from Austin, TX

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