This opulent Mediterranean style villa is located in the exclusive world of Destiny, which is a premier prestigious residential beach community. As a part of the Grand Palms enclave, guests here will enjoy full access to the gated Destiny West subdivision and all its amenities - including a large lagoon pool, a hot tub, fitness center, basketball, and tennis courts.
Sandcastle Dreams boasts seven bedrooms with multiple beds and the ability to place 22 fortunate guests in the privileged lap of luxury. In addition to the stately main house, a guest house includes its own living space, kitchen, and one of the seven bedrooms as a perfect place for separate groups of vacationing family members. Although it is just a short stroll away from the beautiful beach, you don't even have to go that far for a refreshing dip since a large private pool is just beyond the back door. It has a decidedly regal look with an expansive patio that is adorned with lush landscaping and towering palms. A columned veranda graciously provides access to the patio while a gas grill invites you to have a poolside cookout. Upstairs a classic columned covered balcony off a large game room and upstairs guest quarters overlook the pool along with a lovely lake beyond.
The main level features a great open room that encompasses the living, dining, and kitchen areas. It includes multiple arch-topped windows along with double glass doors facing out toward the furnished pool veranda. Two light blue couches and twin floral patterned accent chairs provide a comfortable seating ensemble facing a wall-mounted TV above a dormant fireplace. A formal dining area for six is decorated with a vintage chandelier while a creamy white breakfast table off the open kitchen seats six more. The handsome kitchen features rich chocolate-colored custom cabinetry, striking dark mottled granite countertops, an island, a mini sidebar with seating for two, and stainless steel appliances.
The first floor also includes one of the master bedrooms with a king-sized bed, a private balcony that overlooks the pool, along with a full en suite luxury bath. The bathroom featuring double vanities, a soaking tub, and a separate walk-in shower. A guest bedroom on this same level also has a king-sized bed as well as a bunk with full beds and access to a hall bath that doubles as a powder room.
A spacious game room is located upstairs with Billiards and a card table with four straw woven raised seats to play games. French doors lead out to the covered balcony that overlooks the pool and lake. Another master bedroom is on this level with a king-sized bed, a luxurious private en suite bath, and a pool balcony. Three nicely appointed guest bedrooms all have king-sized beds, and one has an en suite bath. The other two share a full hall bath, and one has an extra bunk with full beds.
The carriage guest house has an open studio living area with light parchment tiled flooring, a plush wrap around couch, TV, a round glass-topped table with four seats, and a full kitchen with maple cabinetry and brushed stainless steel appliances. The private bedroom has a king-sized bed and en suite bath.
This Destiny location places you close to popular restaurants and friendly beach bars along the gulf. Championship golf and tennis are nearby at Seascape, where Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive reduced rates. Grocery stores, bargain shopping at the famed Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and amusements at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin are minutes away.
First Floor: Living Room with Patio Access, Kitchen, Dining, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub + Patio Access, King Bedroom with Full Bunk, Hall Bath with Tub/Shower Combo, Laundry.
Second Floor: Game Room with Pool Table and Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub + Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Tub/Shower Combo, King Bedroom with Full Bunk, King Bedroom, Hall Bath with Tub/Shower Combo.
First Floor: Three Car Garage.
Second Floor: Living Room, Kitchen, Dining, King Bedroom with Tub/Shower Combo.
*Add $100.00 per day to the heat pool (available Oct-April if needed)
Based on the daily temperature and at the HOA's discretion, the community pool is typically heated during spring break.
- Community Hot Tub
- Community Pool
- Fitness Room
- Game Room
- Gulf View
- Heated Private Pool
- No Pets Allowed
- Parking Spaces: 6
- Pool Table
- Private Pool
- Tennis Court
- Walk to Beach: 3-4 Minutes
This home is absolutely beautiful! We went to Destin for a weekend getaway to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday and this home was perfect for our 13 member family. The house was very clean and full of all of the things that we needed. There were a couple of things that needed attention and they were quickly addressed. I would suggest that the property owners do some painting in a few areas and make sure they have a process for checking the lights and other parts of the home to make sure that everything is in working order for the next guests beyond the housekeeping . The closet lights in the downstairs bedroom did not work. Again, nothing here ruined our weekend. It was totally wonderful and we would stay here again. It’s just feedback and something that I’d want the owners and potential guests to know.
We welcome all of your questions! Most property-specific details can be answered in the AMENITIES tab, for example, "Is beach service included?", "Is there a community pool?" and "How far is the beach?". Additional answers may be found in our Rental Policies.
Still have unanswered questions? We invite you to ask below. Our vacation specialists look forward to providing you with a detailed response to help you find the best place by the beach!
Where is beach access from the house?
The beach access is located 200 yards to the east at the Crab Trap restaurant where parking is also available. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Are beach chairs, bikes, a golf cart, and ping-pong table provided?
All great questions! Beach chairs are not provided but can be reserved through the onsite beach vendor. Bikes and a golf cart are not provided, but as an Ocean Reef guest, you are automatically included in our Reef Rewards program where these items can be rented a discounted rate. Finally, Sandcastle Dreams does not include a ping-pong table, but a billiards table is provided for a friendly game of pool!
Is a golf cart provided or allowed?
A golf cart is not provided, but is most certainly allowed. In fact, you can reserve a golf cart at a discounted rate through these preferred vendors!
Are the fitness center, basketball and tennis courts included in the rental price?
Yes! These amenities are provided complimentary with the home. Upon making your reservation, we will provide you with a gate code to access these exclusive community features inside the Destiny West neighborhood.
Are you allowed to fish in the lagoon near Destiny?
Catch and release is permitted as long you do not impede on other neighboring properties. Good luck!