7BR Gulf Views, Large Private Pool/Spa, Private Beach/Gated Community, Sleeps 20
EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION AND FEATURES – PERFECT FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS!! Gulf views – luxurious and private Destin beach living at its finest! This magnificent 7-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom coastal contemporary home captures vistas or gulf views from its four balconies and accommodates 20 family members and friends. Situated in exclusive Destiny by the Sea, with gated security and 2,000 feet of private beach (the largest private beach in Destin). The beach access is a mere 15 steps from your large private pool (14′ x 21′) and spa. This professionally decorated home has over 4,500 square feet of living space and 1,000+ square feet of outdoor space, located on an oversized corner lot offering easy beach access and views of the emerald gulf waters.
Coastal contemporary comfort best describes this residence, named Family Beach Fun (formerly Nora’s Rest), a perfect setting for spending quality time and creating memories with the ones who mean the most to you. The home was tastefully and timelessly designed and completed in 2017 and updated in 2022-23, and includes unique custom furniture. The home feels and looks new, a testament to its design, construction, and care; and has been updated with all new interior paint, new family room and outdoor furniture in 2022 and a new white wash pecky cypress ceiling feature in the foyer in 2023 (in addition to other functional upgrades). This home is personally managed by an owner with a 24 year history of VRBO experience, with over 500 (prior) five star reviews. PLEASE READ OUR REVIEWS – we are hands on and take care of our guests!
Unlike all other Destin neighborhoods, you don’t have to cross the busy “beach road” (Scenic/Old Highway 98, which has a daily traffic count of 12,000 cars!) to get to the beach. Sit on the balcony and listen to the waves/surf. 2,000 feet of private beach is dedicated to Destin’s only gulf side community, to enjoy and from which you can walk the white sand beach to three nearby gulf front restaurants. Exercise on the 5 mile walk/run/bike path paralleling the beach, located immediately outside the community gates. Steps away is the lagoon-shaped community pool. This private enclave of homes is protected by a guarded gate with neighborhood courtesy patrol (for which the HOA expends nearly $200,000/year), a benefit and assurance for you and your family. The private paver streets are perfect for kids to be kids, to walk and ride bikes. Private, safe, and secure.
The house offers elevator access to a total of seven bedrooms + a bunk bed niche, 7.5 bathrooms. 5 king bedrooms (including two master suites) each with balcony access and en-suite bathrooms containing walk-in showers + one queen bedroom; 4 bunk sets (8 total beds), and a bunk bed niche – refer to the floor plans contained within the photos.
There are two of everything at this home to make your stay more enjoyable and less stressful – two refrigerators/freezers, two washer/dryer sets, two dishwashers, double oven, two large family rooms, two master suites, and two balconies on each the 2nd and 3rd floors (a total of four balconies). Plenty of parking (for 5-6 vehicles, including an EV charger) – a premium at most every beach home. Chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Subzero appliances, custom cabinetry, and dedicated ice maker – perfect to prepare a meal to enjoy with your loved ones.
*7 bedrooms (two master suites) + bunk niche
*Directly across from the beach/beach access
*Four balconies with vistas or gulf views
*Large private pool (14′ x 21′) + spa – south facing (hence, you are not shaded)
*Chef’s kitchen – 60″ Wolf range and double oven, Subzero fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, dedicated ice maker
*Lots of parking – accommodates 5-6 vehicles
*Electric vehicle (EV) charger (50A)
*Walk the beach to three gulf front restaurants (The Crab Trap, Captain Dave’s, Pompano Joe’s)
*Free Hulu/Hulu Live TV streaming
The first level of the house features 10 foot high ceilings containing a family room and bunk suite (two bunk sets), both with access to the lanai, sun deck, and pool. The entry foyer features a white wash pecky cypress ceiling feature. The open living room has a leather sofa, a unique teak root bar, wall-mounted TV, and a wet bar with a wine fridge. Adjacent to the living area is a kid’s bunk suite and includes two bunk sets (4 beds total) with direct access to a full bathroom. The elevator is off the coffered ceiling front entry, and accesses all three floors. The south-facing (no shadows!) pool is 14′ x 21′ and the spa 5′ x 5′.
The focal point of the home is the second floor, which hosts an open concept kitchen, dining, and family gathering area, which flow to the gulf facing veranda. Soaring 11 foot pecky cypress wood ceilings and huge windows accentuate the openness. With top-of-the-line appliances (60″ Wolf range and double ovens, 45″ Subzero fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, standalone ice maker) and sleek custom cabinetry, this incredible Chef’s kitchen has abundant counter space and island to prepare and serve a meal for your family. The dining table is a custom-made repurposed centuries-old French door, 12 foot long with eight chairs and two benches (which will seat six to eight). There is additional seating (four chairs) at the kitchen island, hence, there is seating for 18 to 20 at the dining table and adjacent island. The spacious family gathering area has a large leather sectional and two chairs for conversation, entertainment, or to watch the 65 inch TV. Bedrooms on the second floor consist of two king bedrooms (one with a bunk bed set) each with balcony access and en-suite bathrooms/walk in showers, in addition to a bunk bed niche (two twins) adjacent to a powder room. The gulf facing main balcony has a grill and outdoor dining table for al fresco dining and to take in the gulf breeze and views and the sound of the surf during your morning coffee or evening cocktails.
The third floor is dedicated to sleeping accommodations – four bedrooms (including two master suites) each with vaulted ceilings inlaid with rustic gray-washed wood and painted beams. The two master suites and king bedroom have en-suite bathrooms, Egyptian marble floors, and balcony access. A queen bedroom is accessed by rustic barn doors, with access to a (detached) bathroom. The gulf facing master suite is brightly lit with multiple windows and radiates a relaxing atmosphere. It includes a custom king-size bed, vaulted ceiling, wet bar with wine fridge, coastal décor, and uniquely has its own private 300 square feet balcony facing the gulf. The Egyptian marble floors flow into the magnificent en-suite bath, which has double vanities offering a gulf view, a walk in shower, and a separate deep soaking tub.
First Floor: Family Room with Wet Bar, Bunk Suite with Two Bunk sets (4 total beds) and Full Bathroom with Walk-In Shower. Entry Foyer. Laundry Room. Elevator.
Second Floor: Family Room, Kitchen, Dining, Gulf facing Balcony with Outdoor Dining and Grill. King Bedroom with Single Bunks and Walk-In Shower + Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower + Balcony Access, Twin Bunk Niche (2 beds total), Powder Room. Elevator.
Third Floor: King Master Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub + Private Balcony, Junior Master King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower + Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Walk-In Shower + Balcony Access, Queen Bedroom, Hall Bath with Tub/Shower Combo. Laundry Room. Elevator.
Weddings and college spring break are not allowed at this home.
**Personal umbrellas (umbrellas can be rented through the onsite beach service), tents (including baby tents), tarps, and/or canopies are not allowed on the beach. Though the community has a private beach, gulf front homeowners own the land to the mean high water line. Personal umbrellas, tents, and canopies are not allowed on the beach.
**No jet skis, boats, trailers, motor homes or commercial vehicles are allowed, nor are rental golf carts or scooters/mopeds/motorcycles/ATVs
**No overnight street parking
4741 Ocean Blvd – Destin, FL (Destiny by the Sea)