Last Minute Destin Vacation Rentals

Top Ten Last-Minute Vacation Rentals Along the Coast

Posted on 6/9/2023

Time has a funny way of slipping by, doesn't it? Blink, and you're suddenly on the cusp of summer. Here on the Destin's Emerald Coast, that means we're rolling into our 'high season,' which unofficially kicked off around Memorial Day. It's a time when families and friends come together, drawn by the siren song of our balmy breezes and the sapphire shimmer of the Gulf's welcoming waters. Many of them have made it a tradition to book their favorite beach home a year in advance, turning their summer vacations into cherished memories. But what if you've found yourself a bit behind on your vacation planning? Don't worry - we've got your back! Our distinctive Ocean Reef Resorts vacation rentals are always a hot ticket, but we've still got some fantastic options open. From cozy one-bedroom hideaways to spacious eight-bedroom retreats, we've got a little something for everyone. So whether you're planning a romantic getaway for two or a reunion for twenty-five, read on for our top ten last-minute vacation rentals for a memorable summer on the Emerald Coast. Here is a brief look at each available vacation rental listed from the smallest to the largest.

Beach Resort 508

Beach Resort 508

1 Bedroom / 2 Full Bathrooms / 4 Guests

Beach Resort 508 awaits as your idyllic Miramar Beach retreat, an enchanting one-bedroom oasis that's tailor-made for an amorous getaway. But don't worry, it's not all about romance. The cozy bunk nook with twin beds means this haven is equally suited to host a small family seeking fun in the sun. With the glittering beach just steps away and an interconnected duo of pools—one shallow for the young ones, complete with a whimsical mushroom-shaped fountain and playful geysers, and a deeper one for the adults—there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. Bask in the sun on the lushly landscaped patio, equipped with lounge chairs and picnic spots complete with grills. There's even a secluded, adults-only tropical oasis boasting a relaxing hot tub. And when you're ready to wind down, the light-filled living area offers breathtaking gulf views from the comfort of your couch or out on the furnished balcony overlooking the vibrant poolside scene.

Emerald Waters 404

Emerald Waters 404

2 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Emerald Waters 404, a delightful two-bedroom Destin vacation rental, is an absolute dream for those looking to capture the spirit of coastal living. Comfortably sleeping six, including a queen-sized sleeper sofa, this space embodies the beachy aesthetic, complete with coastal furnishings and tasteful seascapes gracing the walls. Step out onto the balcony and let your gaze wander over the tropical landscape surrounding the lagoon-shaped pool. Palms sway gently above the magnolias and other tropical plants, and a stone paver sun patio holds a simmering hot tub promising rejuvenating soaks. With grills for poolside barbecues and the Gulf's sparkle peeking through the foliage, Emerald Waters 404 is the quintessential setting for your next beach holiday.

Windancer 410

Windancer 410

2 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 10 Guests

Perched atop a beachfront edifice, Windancer 410 offers an extraordinary vacation experience with a touch of grandeur. This unique, double-level Miramar Beach dwelling comes with two bedrooms, a bonus sleeping loft, and an array of beds, bunks, and a queen-size sleeper sofa - a versatile arrangement to comfortably house up to ten guests in search of carefree coastal bliss. The tastefully appointed living area exudes a sense of luxury, further amplified by the impressive vaulted ceiling and abundant natural light. Step out onto the covered balcony, your private stage for gazing out onto the expansive Gulf and observing the lively pool scene below. The beachfront pool patio invites you to laze under the sun and enjoy a revitalizing dip, all while keeping you a stone's throw away from the mesmerizing Gulf waters. With Windancer 410, you truly get to enjoy the best of both aquatic worlds.

Ariel Dunes I 401

Ariel Dunes I 401

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Ariel Dunes I 401 is a gem among the stars that line the Ariel Dunes resort. This splendid three-bedroom condo, comfortably accommodating eight privileged guests, holds a prized position on the southeast corner of one of the magnificent residential towers. A wraparound balcony offers panoramic views of the radiant Gulf in the distance and a duo of inviting pools below. With direct balcony access from the open living area, the primary bedroom suite, and one guest bedroom, outdoor relaxation is but a step away. The resort's extensive, pristine shoreline and the two expansive pools provide a world of aquatic fun, including a shallow 'zero entry' zone ideal for children. Delight in casual dining and live music at the poolside Cabana Café, or maintain your fitness routine at the modern on-site gym.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 11 Guests

Amazing Grace is the epitome of beach town luxury in the exclusive, gated community of Destiny West. This opulent two-story vacation home, stylishly furnished, offers three bedrooms and sleeps eleven lucky guests. The home's design invites socialization, with an open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area and a full hall bath downstairs. The primary bedroom upstairs, adorned with majestic white cottage-style furnishings, offers a king-size bed, ensuite luxury bath, spa tub, and separate glass-walled shower. A pristine white bunk room boasts multiple beds for flexible sleeping arrangements. With the sugary shoreline only a three-minute walk away and the tropically landscaped neighborhood pool just steps from your door, this home provides endless opportunities for relaxation. Additional amenities include a bubbling hot tub, a clubhouse with a fitness center, and lighted tennis courts. Nearby beachfront eateries like 'The Crab Trap' ensure dining out is always an adventure.

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Modern 30A

5 Bedrooms / 5 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Modern 30A takes sophistication to new heights in the gated residential haven of 'The Crest', located in Blue Mountain Beach on Scenic 30A. This chic three-story home with five bedrooms comfortably houses twelve guests, offering a queen-size sleeper sofa for flexible sleeping arrangements. Its fashionable location places a bounty of experiences at your doorstep, from dining and shopping to art shows, outdoor concerts, and lively seasonal festivals at the Santa Rosa Beach coastal village center of Gulf Place. A short walk will lead you to a majestic dune offering access to the stunning white shoreline, but you might just as well be tempted to relax by the enormous community pool or in the adjoining hot tub. The property boasts tasteful coastal furnishings with tropical touches, full-wall windows, and glass doors leading to a patio and two furnished balconies. The crowning glory? An astounding rooftop observation deck complete with outdoor furnishings, a dining table, and a gas grill, granting you mesmerizing Gulf views.

A Villa Lago

A Villa Lago

5 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests

A Villa Lago is a sanctuary of waterfront splendor nestled above Eastern Lake in Seagrove Beach. Standing proud at three stories, this thoughtfully appointed five-bedroom 30A vacation home offers an array of beds and bunks, sleeping up to twelve fortunate guests. The tasteful furnishings are designed for comfort, extending from the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area to the guest bedroom with a king-size bed and access to a full hall bath. The screened porch and connected sun patio with pool present unobstructed lake views and lead to a dock, perfect for fishing or wildlife spotting. Upstairs, the primary bedroom boasts its own lake-view balcony and luxurious ensuite bath, while two other guest bedrooms offer king-size beds and ensuite facilities. The top-level loft, with a variety of beds, a flat-screen TV, and a mini-fridge with a wet bar, promises comfort and privacy, while the sunny windows and breezy balcony afford panoramic views of both the lake and the Gulf.



6 Bedrooms / 5 Full Bathrooms / 16 Guests

SEAS Inn is an elegant, three-story abode with six bedrooms offering an assortment of beds and bunks, providing a haven for up to sixteen beach enthusiasts. Nestled in Santa Rosa Beach, near the renowned Gulf Place coastal village center, you'll have access to a cornucopia of amenities, from restaurants, bars, and boutiques to galleries, concerts, and lively seasonal festivals. The residence's white-columned, furnished verandas across all three floors offer views over the lush tropical landscaping and a captivating lagoon-shaped swimming pool. The interior showcases an amalgamation of coastal, tropical, and cottage styling, complemented by seascape paintings, tropical prints, and marine life art. The ground-floor open-plan living area opens onto a delightful pool patio fringed with palm trees, while the second and third floors house a range of bedrooms, including two primary suites, each with their ensuite luxury bath. All rooms grant access to enchanting verandas, further enhancing this charming coastal retreat.

Emerge in Sea

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

Emerge in Sea stands as a regal three-story mansion with a unique turret tower and wraparound verandas located within the exclusive gated Destiny West neighborhood. Housing seven bedrooms that sleep eighteen privileged guests, this property offers an array of luxurious amenities, from a beach, large swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, to lighted tennis courts. The mansion's sleek white contemporary furnishings are adorned with vibrant marine art, creating an ambiance of coastal opulence. The expansive ground-level game room, complete with ping pong, Foosball, poker table, and comfortable seating areas, leads out to a covered veranda overlooking a lap pool with cascading waterfalls. Each bedroom, featuring a range of bed options, is equipped with an ensuite bath and access to either a veranda or patio. The open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area on the second floor is a hub of natural light, stylish furnishings, and offers stunning Gulf views. The primary bedroom, positioned on the top floor, offers a regal retreat with a king-size bed, sitting area, luxury bath, and veranda access. Other top-floor guest bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath, also enjoy veranda access, showcasing sweeping coastal views.



8 Bedrooms / 8 Full & 2 Half Bathrooms / 25 Guests

Atlantis stands as a newly constructed, grand three-story mansion with eight bedrooms, accommodating up to twenty-five fortunate beach-loving guests. Located in Miramar Beach, only a stone's throw away from the neighborhood shore, this majestic property boasts its own extravagant swimming pool. The first-floor Game Room, with its built-in bar set against a striking limestone wall, pool table, and polished hardwood gaming table, creates a hub for indoor entertainment. Wall-to-wall sliding glass doors provide a stunning backdrop, overlooking a magnificent, magically illuminated lagoon-shaped swimming pool complete with a central, sunken gazebo-styled bar. The veranda, overseeing the palm-dotted pool patio, features an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, granite-topped Wet Bar, and dining set for alfresco meals. This floor also houses two guest bedrooms, each furnished with ensuite luxury baths and king and queen-sized beds, respectively. The second floor unveils an open living, dining, and kitchen area, bathed in sunlight and comfortably furnished with two dining tables seating sixteen. A wall of glass doors opens onto a furnished veranda, offering splendid views of the pool below. The expansive, modern Gourmet Kitchen, with its entertainment island, high-end stainless steel appliances, and five sleek white leather chairs, encourages joyful culinary creativity. Two additional guest bedrooms on this level, each with ensuite baths, offer a king-sized bed and bunks in one and a queen-sized bed in the other. The top floor houses two regally furnished Primary Suites, each boasting king-sized beds, direct veranda access, and private luxury baths featuring double vanity sinks, walk-in showers, and elegant soaking tubs. Another well-appointed guest bedroom features a king-sized bed, a luxury ensuite bath, and veranda access. An additional guest room with a king-sized bed shares a full bath with a cozy bonus den, equipped with a queen and twin-sized sleeper sofa, completing the allure of this impressive mansion.

Last Minute Destin Guests

Don't miss out on these exceptional Destin Vacation Rentals! With offerings as splendid as these, availability is swiftly dwindling as we roll through the peak season. We urge you to peruse these dazzling properties and secure your perfect holiday retreat while you still can.!

Our renowned Ocean Reef Resorts website allows you to delve into each property's unique offerings. With thorough descriptions, vibrant imagery, bird's-eye views of each location, up-to-date rental rates, and availability calendars at your fingertips, you're just a few clicks away from booking your dream beach getaway. So why wait? Book your chosen retreat now and let the anticipation build. A blissful beach reunion with your loved ones is no longer just a dream - it's a reservation away!

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