Located on the Emerald Coast of Florida’s Panhandle, Destin welcomes visitors throughout the year. From families celebrating the summer holidays to groups enjoying the mild winter weather, look forward to a vacation that includes tons of fun and time to reconnect. Destin is a must-visit destination with white sand beaches, a local waterpark, and a boardwalk for afternoon strolls and evening fun. A Destin vacation rental provides more space and room to move around compared to a cramped hotel room. When you’re ready to start planning your next trip to the beach, take a look at 12 fantastic beach rentals in Destin to help get you started.

1. A roomy beach house with a golf cart and heated pool, perfect for large group getaways

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 24

Destin beach vacation rental
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Pack up the entire extended family — from your husband’s grandmother to your second cousin — for a week at this stunning, spacious home that features seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The beach sits a block from the home, or you all can opt to swim in the private heated pool. In the evenings, take the kids out for a ride on the included golf cart to the boardwalk or just around the block. Able to accommodate up to 24 guests, this house has plenty of room for the whole gang, but leave your pets at home since the vacation rental has a no pets policy.

 

2. A spacious, upscale home with a swimming pool, tennis court, and proximity to the beach

Where: Destin, FL
Sleeps: 24

Destin beach vacation rental
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With seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and room for 24 people, this bright home with an open floor plan is the ideal location for a family trip that includes the extended family. Walk to the beach in less than five minutes or take the golf cart for a trip the kids will be wanting to take every time. In the mornings, bring your coffee out onto the deck on the second floor to watch the sunrise. Hop into the heated private pool for a comfortable swim any time of year.

 

3. A modern seaside escape boasting a two-storied cabana, great for parties

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 22

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Travel with your best friend and their family to Mama’s Happy that offers four bedrooms in the main home and two additional bedrooms in the two-story guest house. Three separate living spaces give adults and teens their own place to hang out and enjoy time with their peers. A mere block from the beach, this home offers space for up to 24 guests and a heated pool when you don’t want to track sand everywhere.

 

4. A modern, family-friendly home with a private pool and two-minute walk from the beach

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 10

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Swing the white picket fence open wide when your family arrives at Once Upon a Tide, a four bedroom and two bathroom home, for its beach vacation. The screened in back porch provides comfy chairs to catch up on your reading and a great spot to watch the kids swim in the private pool. Walk to the beach in less around two minutes to play in the waves or catch some rays. Centrally located, this home accommodates up to 10 guests and provides easy access to the best shopping and restaurants.

 

5. A classic beach house just a stone’s throw from both the Destin Commons and Emerald Coast

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 16

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Bring a group of families or your adult children with their kids to this home that’s more like a compound with five bedrooms spread out over three buildings, the main house, the guest house, and a room over the garage. The pet-friendly rental provides a large yard for kids and pups to spread out and a pool for cooling off. Meander the two blocks to the ocean for an afternoon swim or pack a picnic dinner to watch the sunset. The rental includes a beach cart, rolling ice chest, and beach toys to make getting to the beach easier.

 

6. An airy beach retreat with a private courtyard and adjacent guest cottage

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 18

Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
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Pull into the private courtyard of the Sand Dollar, a six-bedroom and four-bathroom home, and gasp at the amazing porch and second-floor deck that extends the front of this property. The guest home offers privacy for a grown child and their spouse while the main house features an open floor plan. Kids love swimming in the Grecian style pool and playing ping pong in the family area. In the evenings, unwind in the jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom on the second floor. Arrange prior approval to bring your small dogs. The beach is only a short walk from the home if you can pry your kids away from the pool.

 

7. A pet-friendly coastal getaway only three blocks from the Crystal Beach shoreline

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 12

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Located inside a gated community, Happy Ours, a four-bedroom and 3.5-bathroom home, has room for up to 12 people to enjoy a week at the beach. The community has a shared pool and a hot tub for unwinding. Let your favorite pup hang his head out the window on the drive to Destin since this rental welcomes pets. Hop on the seasonal trolley to ride the three blocks to the beach or stretch your legs and arrive in around five minutes.

 

8. A top-floor penthouse suite featuring a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico

Where: Destin, FL
Sleeps: 5

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Hold hands and watch the sun go down together from the balcony in this romantic one-bedroom and two-bathroom condo on the top floor. When you’re ready to feel the sand beneath your toes, head downstairs and out onto the sands of the Gulf of Mexico. In the evenings, watch a romantic movie on the internet-connected 55″ smart television or relax in the property’s hot tub. The property includes a pool and fitness center when you aren’t taking long walks down the beach.

 

9. A lavish waterfront condo with exclusive access to golf courses, as well as kayak and canoe rentals

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 12

Destin beach vacation rental
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Settle your large family into this condo that sits just steps from the beach and features a balcony that includes views of the water. With four bedrooms, this apartment offers a room for each of your kids or up to 12 people. The property offers tee times and tennis appointments at the local Shark’s Tooth and Camp Creek Golf Courses. Your rental includes free 26″ bike rentals from the property and an hour day use of two kayaks.

 

10. A cozy beach house nestled in a quiet gated community with two pools and a basketball court

Where: Destin, FL
Sleeps: 12

Destin beach vacation rental
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TobagoSun is an adorable vacation rental with three bedrooms and space for up to 12 guests in one of the Destin’s best communities. In the neighborhood, choose between two pools or walk down to the pavilion at the beach with a dedicated storage space for the home that includes a beach cart and toys. At night, throw some burgers on the grill and spend some family time out on the customized patio area or choose one of the nearby restaurants.

 

11. A dog-friendly beachfront home boasting third-floor balconies and a separate guest house

Where: Crystal Beach, Destin, FL
Sleeps: 21

Destin beach vacation rental
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Bring the grandparents on the family vacation to this home that sits only three houses away from the beach, and they can settle into their own private guest cottage while your hubby and kids take over the main house. With a total of six bedrooms and five and a half baths, this home welcomes up to 21 people, including your favorite dog. Let the kids swim in the home’s private pool while you whip up a meal in the large kitchen. From the third floor balcony, watch in awe as the sun sinks below the horizon.

 

12. A charming coastal house allowing pets, and situated near Crystal Beach and the Destin Commons

Where: Destin, FL
Sleeps: 12

Destin beach vacation rental
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Escape the crowds with your own private home with at least four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, Sweet Retreat, for some time away from the daily grind. It’s a short 5 km walk to the local beach or swim in the private pool in the backyard. In the evenings, catch up on your favorite movies on the flat-screen televisions that include satellite television service. It’s a short ride from this house to shopping and local restaurants when you need a break from the water.