Standout vacation rentals with unmatched atmosphere in Destin, Florida

Jewel in the Sand: Luxury Beachfront Home in Destin

With four floors and eight bedrooms, this luxury vacation home overlooking the beach sleeps up to 24. What makes this home truly special are the four (yes, four) beachfront balconies that provide plenty of places for soaking in sunshine and fresh air. Looking for the wow factor? The master bathroom features a giant glass walk-in shower with dual shower heads, and a Jacuzzi tub that looks out across the Gulf. Recently renovated, the home exudes a light, bright feel complemented with modern art, marble counters, and comfortable furnishings. A private pool, outdoor dining, and ample lounge chairs make Jewel in the Sand a gem along Florida’s Emerald Coast.

• DRINK: Bric A Brac: Whether you start with the blue skies margarita or another of the specialty drinks, you’ll want to stay for dinner, live music, and dancing.

• EAT: breakfast! Whether you pick The Pancakery at the end of the street, Another Broken Egg at Destin Commons, or the famed Donut Hole in Destin, creative delicious breakfast options are all nearby.

• EXPLORE: The Destin Harbor: This bustling boardwalk is the hotspot for dolphin tours, boat/jet ski rentals, fishing charters, shopping, dining, and entertainment of all kinds.

Sandy Starfish: Cozy Cottage in Crystal Beach

Located in the charming Crystal Beach neighborhood, Sandy Starfish is cradled between swaying palm trees and native oaks. The home’s two screened-in and furnished porches, cool tile floors, and lots of sunny windows create a peaceful island feel. Owned by St. Louis locals, the home offers a plush comfortable interior and incredible backyard, including a private pool, heated hot tub, lounge chairs for sunning, and a gas grill with outdoor tables for dining alfresco. A garage game room features a ping pong table, classic arcade game, and seating area for card games, providing fun for the whole family. Inside, Sandy Starfish offers lots of cozy nooks: The main bedroom features a spa bathtub; a bunk room provides a hideaway for the kids; and the kitchen island affords guests with a place to hang with the chef. With the beach just a few blocks away, Sandy Starfish also includes a six-person golf cart to transport your group and gear to Destin’s white sandy shore.

DRINK: The Henderson Resort: Visit the rooftop bar for incredible views of the coast, or head inside to Horizon’s, which features craft cocktails, including the spicy The H.

dinner: Camille’s Restaurant: Owned by one of Destin’s most notable fishermen, Camille’s features the freshest seafood and sushi in town.

EXPLORE: Rent stand-up paddle boards from La Dolce Vita for a fun day on the water.

Sanctuary at Redfish 3120: Penthouse on Highway 30-A in Blue Mountain Beach

Tranquility and peace go hand in hand at Sanctuary at Redfish 3120. Surrounded by nature, with views of a protected wildlife sanctuary and a coastal dune lake, Sanctuary at Redfish 3120 features four bedrooms (two being master suites with balconies). Each suite also boasts a large bathroom with an oversized spa bathtub and a walk-in glass shower. Guests enjoy access to resort amenities, including four pools (one heated seasonally), two hot tubs, a fire pit, four grills, canoes, and a covered dock. When it’s beach time, guests can opt for a relaxing stroll down tree-covered walkways or a five-minute pontoon ride (from March through October), with two chairs and an umbrella awaiting your arrival on the beach.

DRINK: Redfish Taco: Try the signature Stink Juice (a frozen orange daiquiri-style cocktail) to kickstart vacation vibes and follow with the famed redfish tacos.

dinner –The Grove 30-A: This outdoor restaurant features small plates and specialty sandwiches under an umbrella of sunshades and white lights.

EXPLORE: Bike the Timpoochee Trail, a path that meanders through the towns of 30-A. (Tip: Up the fun by renting a Pedego Electric bike.)

These one-of-a-kind vacation rentals are professionally managed by Newman-Dailey Resort Properties and available for your next beach vacation. As a bonus, guests of Newman-Dailey enjoy complimentary beach service, free activity passes, and partner offers.

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