Posted on 11/18/2022
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.
7 Bedrooms / 7 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
7 Bedrooms / 8 Bathrooms / 22 Guests
Casa Blanca 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.
10 Beachfront Vacation Rentals near Destin
Here is a snapshot of 10 beautiful vacation rentals that are right on the white sand beach "near" Destin proper, just a close distance away.
9 Bedrooms / 7.5 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.
Enjoy taking a closer look at each one of these rare large beachfront homes with private pools, and make reservations right away since they are quite popular. Our state-of-the-art Ocean Reef Resorts website includes detailed descriptions, vivid imagery, satellite location views, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates that are still available to make reservations. Get ready to have the time of your life!