Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach

Welcome to Summer Dreams! Thanks for stopping by
Welcome to Summer Dreams! Thanks for stopping by
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Welcome to Summer Dreams! Thanks for stopping by

About this rental

House (Sleeps 22)
5000 sq. ft.  ·   7 bedrooms   ·  6.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 4 - 7 nights
  • Living Area: 5000 sq. ft.

Summers Dreams, your luxurious vacation home, is located in a very well-kept, private gated community called Emerald Waters Village in Miramar Beach, FL.

In the spring of 2019 we upgraded several rooms in our home and replaced beds and bedding, among other things. The pictures you see were taken after the updates.

Our beautiful, family-oriented, home is a three-story, 5000 square foot luxury 7 bedroom home - professionally designed to allow for 3 – 4 families to make wonderful vacation memories together – just as our family does. Our home has comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 22 people in beds. 24 guests maximum in our home.

We worked with a professional designer to assist with making our home as beautiful as possible. Custom colors throughout our home gives it an elegant beach vibe. We purchased high quality furnishing and bedding for the entire house. Rohn, Tommy Bahama, Broyhill Pottery Barn, Donna Karen and Ralph Lauren home just to name a few.

A whole house Sonos sound system is included.

We have custom paintings and art pieces from local artists throughout our home. Our super high ceilings make our home feel very spacious.

The well-appointed first floor holds a stunning foyer, crown molding (which is located throughout the entire home), a huge family room with plenty of seating and a flat screen TV, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the patio and pool, dining room (one table holds 8 people and another table holds 6 people, with seating for 10 people on the patio). You read that correctly. We wanted to make sure everyone could eat together if you wanted to! We include a high chair and two booster seats for little ones.

Enjoy upscale amenities in the fully loaded gourmet kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops (2 stools at the counter), regular coffee pot as well as a Keurig, dishwasher, ice maker and all the cooking utensils, dishes, glasses and silverware needed to cook a gourmet meal for your family and friends. People have held their family’s Thanksgiving dinner in this spacious area.

Our family-oriented home also includes a regular sized crib in first floor king suite, pack-and-play in one of the 2nd floor king suites and another pack-and-play in the closet of the king suite on the 3rd floor. We also include an umbrella stroller! As well as games and huge bean bags on the 3rd floor.

Also, on the 1st floor is a very spacious and lovely king master suite which has two walk-in closets (heated and cooled where a crib is located), a large flat screen TV and the master bathroom has a wonderfully large walk-in travertine natural stone shower, a soaker tub and a two-bowl granite sink. This is perfect if you have older family members who have trouble climbing steps.

The pool is one of the largest in the area. There is a large 18" deep shelf for babies and toddlers to enjoy with Mom and Dad. The large shelf is often home base for games our kids play in the pool. Our covered patio area allows family to be outside with everyone without being in the sun. We have lounge and Adirondack chairs around the pool.

The pool area includes a pergola area that has a round table with three chairs and a large gas grill. For safety, both patio gates by the pool latch automatically so little children cannot get to the pool area unattended. There is a shower head in the driveway to rinse off the sand when returning from the beach.

Destin has the whitest and cleanest beaches in the world. When you are ready to sink your toes in the sugary sand, there is a private beach entrance that is only a three-minute walk away for Emerald Waters Village visitors. There is a 3-way stop at the corner where you cross the street to our private beach entrance which makes it safer to cross. And the walk is easy for small children.

The second floor has three lovely and tranquil king bedrooms suites with private bath and flat screen TVs. All bathrooms have walk-in natural stone showers and granite counters. There is a pack and play in one of the heated and air-conditioned large closets of one of the king suites. Perfect for little ones. You can plug in a baby monitor in the closet to listen for and watch your baby as well.

The 2nd floor also includes a Billiards room with an 8 foot pool table, leather love seat, 60" SmartTV and 6 chairs. The room is for families wanting to hang out and enjoy some time together. There is a small refrigerator and granite counter top with an ice bucket so you can have cold drinks in the room.

We also provide a large covered patio (11 feet by 16 feet) off the 2nd floor family room that overlooks the pool area. This patio includes a couch and two large comfortable chairs. It's the perfect place to get away and read a magazine or book. Teenagers also love using this balcony when they a break from the little ones.

The 3rd floor includes our 3rd family room that is designed to be kid friendly. We have a king suite bedroom on the 3rd floor as well as a private hall bathroom. There are two darling bunk rooms painted in bright colors. Each bunks room has 4 bunk beds and dresser and closet. There is a Jack and Jill bathroom between one of the bunk rooms and the king bedroom suite. The king bedroom suite is a good size room and is decorated in greens and blues with flat screen TV, dresser and closet. The person(s) in this room can use the hall bath for their private bath.

The large family room includes a flat screen with DVD, pull-out couch, two huge bean bags that holds 2-3 kids (each). We also have a Foosball table. In the hallway is a 16-foot shuffleboard table for competition games. There is a table for four where kids can play cards, color or whatever they want.

If you are still reading our description thank you! Our home is perfect for families of all sizes and has more room that most other rental homes that will prove to be much appreciated by the end of the week. We also rent our own home so you are working directly with the owner on everything. We respond quickly to any and all issues before or during your stay.

Unique Benefits

We cater to families with children. The master suites have portable cribs in the large closets. The closets have heating/cooling vents in them and electrical outlets for baby monitor and a night light.

We also have a high chair available.

The kids floor does not have a balcony so you never need to worry about them getting hurt.

Each adult bedroom has a private bathroom, as well as a TV. Giving you some quite time when you need/want it.

This house is also designed for larger groups. The floor plan is very open, with lots of seating for everyone.

We are also the only house in our community with 4 parking spaces for your cars.

Why Kids Love It

Gated community so they can walk around or ride their bikes without having to worry about a lot of traffic.

They can use the pool day or night and the deep end if 5' deep so they can jump in all they want.

The kids floor! 3rd floor is all about younger guests. And you can hear them from the 1st floor so you'll know if there are any issues.

Close to the beach and walking trail on the beach road.

Our amazing beach is a hit with all the kids.

Area Information

Our home is in the perfect location. We are located in a wonderful gated community so traffic is kept to a minimum. The beach is a short walk away and we have our own entrance to our private beach.

There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that run the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running.

Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home.

We have over 4 beautiful golf courses within a 10 minute drive from our home as well.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Beach
Badass Coffee
Whale's Tale
Pompano Joe's
Gift shops
Ice Cream
Pizza
Bike and scooter rentals

Favorite Places To Eat

Pompano Joe's
Surf Hut
Back Porch
Boshamps
Marina Cafe
Camille's

Inside Scoop

Marina Cafe has a buy one get one free if you are seated before 6:00.

Camille's has the best sushi in town and it's a cute little restaurant.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 5 King Beds
  • 8 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • 2 Cribs
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Bed linens provided
  • Communal pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Game room
  • Heated pool
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Pool table
  • Private pool
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Beach
    (< 1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (< 1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (< 1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (< 1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (< 1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Surfing
    (< 1 mile)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Aug 08 2022 - Mar 04 2023
$700 $4,900 4 nights
Mar 04 - Apr 07 2023
$8,197 7 nights
Apr 08 - May 26 2023
$6,300 7 nights
May 27 - Aug 11 2023
$9,695 7 nights
Aug 12 - Sep 08 2023
$8,197 7 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning Fee: $450
Pool Heating: $350

Tax Rate: 12%

Availability

Last updated November 26, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: VPS - 15 miles
Nearest Bar: World of Beer - 2 miles
Nearest Beach: Miramar Beach - 120 yards
Nearest Restaurant: Pompano Joe's - 0.3 miles

Hosted by Gregg Smith

Gregg Smith

Member since 2017

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Thank you for thinking about renting our Destin home! Our home, Summer Dreams, has been our dream for several years.

We built this house to enjoy with our family and friends. This is not a normal rental property. We wanted a place that no one would forget.

Our daughters are active in all sorts of activities. So, like you, our lives are very busy. The beach gives us a chance to unplug and relax.

We do not rent to just anyone. We are only willing to rent to families that will treat our home like it was their own. We have no interest in renting to college kids (or by their parents).

We love the idea of families coming together and making memories. That's why we have a master suite on the first floor. It allows you to bring the grandparents!

We promise the pictures you see are indeed what is in the house. We bought beautiful furniture. You are going to love it. We did not skimp on any area of the house. At least we tried not to.

My wife wanted a nice private pool area, I wanted a 'man room' and the girls wanted a game room. Well, we decided to add all three. This house has everything you need to enjoy yourself.

So relax, have fun, and make some memories.

Why this property? Our home is in the perfect location. We are located in a wonderful gated community so traffic is kept to a minimum. The beach is a short walk away and we have our own entrance to our private beach.

There is a walking/biking path next to the beach road that run the entire length of the beach road. Perfect for walking, biking or running.

Both Silver Sands outdoor shopping and Destin Commons outlet mall are short drives from our home.

We have over 4 beautiful golf courses within a 10 minute drive from our home as well.

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Walk to the beach from our home

Guestbook comments from the host:

This beautiful home was the perfect place for our large family of 22. With three floors we had lots of room to spread out! The kids loved the private pool and game room. This home had everything we needed to accommodate all of us. Location to the beach was great. Gregg was super helpful from a very detailed welcome letter, and recommending great places to visit while on vacation. Lots of space for parking, we fit 5 vehicles easily in the driveway. Couldn't have asked for better beach weather, lots of beach and pool time during the day and foosball and billiards in the evening. Being in a gated community you don't have any of the busy beach traffic and peace of mind knowing that the area is safe. The beach area is amazing and the Emerald color water was unbelievable crystal clear for as far as you can see. Overall the best, most comfortable place we have ever stayed at for vacation. Gregg and Margaret have furnished the house like you feel at home and can make the most out of your vacation. We have already thought about renting it again in the future.


Jul 2019

The property was perfect and Gregg was excellent to work with. We thought we had a large group (23 people) but once we were all settled in it honestly never felt like we were a large group, everyone had plenty of their own space. The 1st floor living/dining/kitchen area was a great space for all of us to get together and still have plenty of room. The kids spent most of their time in the pool and game room on the 3rd floor. The game room being on the 3rd floor allowed the kids to have a bit of freedom and the noise level never bothered the adults on the first floor. Everything we needed was in house, plenty of towels, extra blankets, beach items, everything! Gregg responded promptly to all inquiries, and even kept me updated to any changes with the property prior to our arrival. The beach, shopping and activities are all very close. Please do be aware if you rent scooters you cannot drive them to the house, they are not allowed in the subdivision. The week was amazing and we would recommend Gregg and Margaret's property to anyone!


Apr 2019

Christine

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Cancellation Policy

A:

We always recommend purchasing travel insurance that meets your needs. We will provide a full refund if your reservation is cancelled at least 6 months before your rental date. We do not provide refunds based on illness or government lockdowns. We are happy to help you move your reservation to a different week.

Q:

How close is the beach

A:

We are an easy 3 minute walk to the beach. And you cross the beach road at a 3 way stop so it's very easy and safe to cross over to our gated entry.

Photos

  • Welcome to Summer Dreams! Thanks for stopping by
    Welcome to Summer Dreams! Thanks for stopping by
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • 1st floor entryway
    1st floor entryway
  • Large green entryway cabinet with keys and shuffeboard pucks and wax
    Large green entryway cabinet with keys and shuffeboard pucks and wax
  • 1st floor powder room
    1st floor powder room
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • 1st floor bedroom
    1st floor bedroom
  • 1st floor bedroom with TV view
    1st floor bedroom with TV view
  • 1st floor full crib in 1st floor bedroom in closet. Power outlet and HVAC vent
    1st floor full crib in 1st floor bedroom in closet. Power outlet and HVAC vent
  • 2nd floor bathroom vanity, shower and tub
    2nd floor bathroom vanity, shower and tub
  • 1st floor master bathroom shower
    1st floor master bathroom shower
  • 1st floor master bathroom tub
    1st floor master bathroom tub
  • 1st floor gated patio overlooking pool
    1st floor gated patio overlooking pool
  • 1st floor pergola patio with natural gas grill
    1st floor pergola patio with natural gas grill
  • Billiard room overlooking private 2nd floor patio
    Billiard room overlooking private 2nd floor patio
  • Billiard room with enough seating for everyone
    Billiard room with enough seating for everyone
  • 2nd floor private patio
    2nd floor private patio
  • 2nd flow king suite with large bathroom
    2nd flow king suite with large bathroom
  • 2nd floor king suite view of TV and bathroom
    2nd floor king suite view of TV and bathroom
  • 2nd floor bathroom vanity, shower and tub
    2nd floor bathroom vanity, shower and tub
  • 2nd floor king suite with en suite bathroom
    2nd floor king suite with en suite bathroom
  • 2nd floor king suite view of TV and bathroom
    2nd floor king suite view of TV and bathroom
  • 2nd floor bathroom with dual sinks and larger shower
    2nd floor bathroom with dual sinks and larger shower
  • 2nd floor king suite with en suite bathroom
    2nd floor king suite with en suite bathroom
  • 2nd floor king suite view of TV and bathroom
    2nd floor king suite view of TV and bathroom
  • 2nd floor private bathroom shower
    2nd floor private bathroom shower
  • 2nd floor queen suite vanity and tub
    2nd floor queen suite vanity and tub
  • 3rd floor bunk room with dresser and closet
    3rd floor bunk room with dresser and closet
  • 2nd floor bunk room with two dressers and closet
    2nd floor bunk room with two dressers and closet
  • 3rd floor king suite
    3rd floor king suite
  • 3rd floor king suite view of TV and Jack and Jill bathroom
    3rd floor king suite view of TV and Jack and Jill bathroom
  • Jack and Jill bathroom vanity
    Jack and Jill bathroom vanity
  • 3rd floor Jack and Jill shower
    3rd floor Jack and Jill shower
  • Private 3rd floor hall bathroom
    Private 3rd floor hall bathroom
  • 3rd floor foosball table and kids open area
    3rd floor foosball table and kids open area
  • 3rd floor kids open area
    3rd floor kids open area
  • 3rd floor shuffleboard table and private hall bathroom
    3rd floor shuffleboard table and private hall bathroom
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1
  • Luxury Home - Private Pool and Beach - Pool Table - Easy 3 minute walk to beach #1

Reviews

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This house is amazing!

“Summer Dreams” is a gorgeous, spacious and immaculate beach home! It fits our large extended family of 19 perfectly. It’s a very easy walk to the breathtaking beach. We love the private pool at the house, the hangout area on the 3rd floor for the kids, the 2 refrigerators, the incredibly well-stocked kitchen…The owners, Gregg and Margaret, are a text away and answer back usually within minutes if you have a question or problem. You and your family will love this place!

Stayed: Submitted: October 25, 2022

Owner response

Thanks for the great review Jeanne! I'm so glad you talked about how spacious our home is. It's hard to tell from pictures but we wanted to make sure our guests weren't crammed into a house with lots of room but not much open space to spread out.

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Summer Dreams

OutSTANDING. Could not have been better. Home was ready on time, very clean, high quality linens, great amenities! I highly recommend. Welcome Letter was thorough and welcoming!

Stayed: Submitted: July 24, 2022

Owner response

Thanks for the great review, Tom! I love seeing happy guests. We buy high quality bedding and linens for our home. It's what I would want when I'm on vacation and we want the same for our quests. So glad everyone enjoyed our home and their time in Destin!

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Giant Smiles and Happy Times.

Many thanks to our host! Greg was awesome answering all my questions regarding our booked trip to the home. This house was beautiful inside and out. Tastefully decorated and plenty of room for our family of 17, ranging in age from 8 to 42. Beach time was a quick walk which is an added plus then using security codes to enter through gate. There were no unexpected surprises Greg was very thorough with instructions and information prior to our visit. Many "best times ever" for the young and older! We have many photos full of "giant smiles and happy times"! Love love love your Summer Dreams here on Miramar Beach.Carol Youmans

Stayed: Submitted: July 07, 2022

Owner response

Thank you so much for the kind words Carol! Our home is has great easy access to our private beach. We built our home with lots of space in mind! So many larger homes stuff everyone into small spaces. Wonderful age range for being at the beach. We love making all the memories with our kids as well.

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Better Than Expected

The house seemed too good to be true but exceeded our expectations. The heated pool felt amazing even when the weather was in the low 60s. We had ample space for our family.Gregg was a great host. He was quick to respond any time we needed something. We’d definitely stay here again!

Stayed: Submitted: April 26, 2022

Owner response

Thanks for the kind words Dave. We built our home with space in mind so we and our renters didn't feel like they were on top of each other. The kids even have a floor they can enjoy with plenty of room for all of them.

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Amazing house, amazing location!

This was our second time staying at the Summer Dreams house, because it is so amazing! Gregg and Margaret put so much thought into planning this house for families. The grandparents have a room on the first floor, the rest of the adults enjoyed the second floor with spacious rooms and en suites, and the kids had a blast having the 3rd floor all to themselves! The giant bean bags were a huge hit. The decor, furniture, and bedding looks upscale, yet was very comfortable. The outdoor space is equally fantastic. There is a huge, covered balcony on the second floor. This was a favorite spot for the adults after the kids went to bed. The pool is large and has a shelf built in to sit on or for the younger kids to play on. There are 2 table outside, with one very large, so there is a place for everyone. They also had a grill which was super convenient. The garage is accessible from the pool area and driveway, and has an extra fridge, multiple beach chairs, a beach umbrella, beach toys, and even a cart for on the sand. You don't need to bring anything for the beach! They have you covered which is great if you are flying and have limited space to pack. There is an outdoor shower with warm water; perfect for rinsing off all the sand from the beach. The house is stocked with baby/kid necessities including crib/pack n play, high chair, booster chair, and even step stool for the sinks. They truly thought of everything a family with children could need. Lastly, the location is perfect. You are in a quiet, gated community which is comforting. The neighborhood has a walkway to get out to the sidewalk and you basically just cross the street (3 way stop, so easy to cross) where you enter the beach through a private entrance. It was always easy to find a spot because it is far enough away from the main public beach/parking lot. It is in walking distance to many restaurants, ice cream, and the big Alvin's gift shop. We unfortunately had to go to urgent care while there and it was minutes away. The location can't be beat. Gregg and Margaret are incredibly responsive and easy to work with. You can tell they take great pride in this home, as they should , because it is amazing. I would 10/10 recommend this home. Book it! You won't regret it. We are looking at coming back a 3rd time.

Stayed: Submitted: April 04, 2022

Owner response

Thank you so much for the great review, Arica! We built our home for families just like yours.

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Good family time

Very nice home everything you needed is in this house good size for a large family hope to rent it again

Stayed: Submitted: November 30, 2021

Owner response

Thank you for the great review, Barbara! We made sure our home had plenty of room for large groups.

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House is as great as it looks

The house was wonderful. Great location close to beach and beautiful private pool in safe gated community. House is clean and well maintained, very large with lots of fun extras.

Stayed: Submitted: September 05, 2021

Owner response

Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation, Brian. So glad to see you talk about how big our home is. Pictures don't do our home justice on how large the open areas and bedrooms are. We are SO close to the beach. Better than being on the beach because you get a amazing private pool to to use.

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Fabulous Experience

My wife and I planned our 50th wedding anniversary with our entire family of 15, and this house was everything the owners said it would be. There was not one bad experience the entire week as it relates to location, condition of house, pool, shuffleboard, short walk to the beach. My kids and grandkids loved the house. Location is excellent and other than a short walk to the beach, there was fun and games at the house. You really do not have to leave the house to had fun in Destin, The best way to describe the week was FANTASTIC. Glad I made this house our choice.

Stayed: Submitted: July 11, 2021

Owner response

Love hearing your 50th wedding anniversary with your family was so much fun! Thank you again for choosing our home for your trip!

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House and location has it all!

Our family of 12 - ranging in ages from 5 to 60's - had EVERYTHING we needed. The house is furnished beautifully and smartly. On a rainy day, there were plenty of activities inside of the house for everyone to participate in, from table games to movies to shuffleboard table to pool! The salt-water pool and deck with grill proved to be an area where the family congregated. Everyone had their own bedroom with accompanying bathroom, so that was a hit from the start! The WiFi was flawless and FAST! The 3-minute walk to the beach was easy, quick, and safe for the smaller ones. Of course, everyone loved the white sand beaches. There are a good variety of restaurants and shopping within just a few minutes of the house, but if you decide to stay in, the kitchen is fully stocked with what is needed to cook a meal. The Destin area is a beautiful area; this house and location is hard to beat for a large family and we'd stay here again!

Stayed: Submitted: July 08, 2021

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words, David! We love playing pool with our family and the tool table room tends to be where we have a ton of fun. We upgrade our WiFi devices and speed a few years ago. Great to hear it's working so well.

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Beautiful home

Beautiful home with great pool .Home was furnished with everything you would ever need... Gregg and Margaret were great to work with , recieved my deposit one week after visit, Would love to visit again. Broadstone family.

Stayed: Submitted: June 30, 2021

Owner response

Thanks Joyce! so glad you loved your stay and our home. We tired to make sure our home included everything large family/group with kids would need for the week.

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Awesome!

Awesome stay! We can’t wait until next December to stay again! I will be sure to let our family and friend now about our experience!

Stayed: Submitted: December 29, 2020

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Dream House for a Dream Vacation

The pictures of this house were awesome but seeing it in person was even better. I am very particular (obsessive might be a better term) about cleanliness and this house was absolutely immaculate. So a shout out to Heather who cleans this huge house. Everything about this home was just perfect. There were only four adults and two children in our group so we had so much room. All of the bedrooms were set up so nice - comfortable beds, awesome sheets, and every one had it's own bathroom. We enjoyed the pool so much and it was perfect for the kids. The gate for accessing pool was such a nice feature for peace of mind with the kids. Getting to the private beach was just a short walk and so beautiful. There is a flight of stairs once you get through the gate to get on the beach. So make sure you have a couple adults to help if you take the wagon to tote your beach stuff. Gregg and Margaret were so easy to work with and the entire process from beginning to end was effortless. We have rented several very nice homes in Florida and this was by far the best. The house is in a very nice quiet gated neighborhood. There is no doubt that we will try to book this beautiful home again in the future.

Stayed: Submitted: October 11, 2020

Owner response

Thank you for the great review, Debbie! The walk to the beach is really easy and quick. I will be sure to let Heather know about your kind words.Gregg

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We survived the tropical storm

Unbelievable rental property. We were so impressed with this home. Really close to the beach and has chairs and umbrellas for personal use. Fantastic large pool with pool toys. We a 2 yr and 4 yr old with us and the house had all the entertainment to keep them busy, especially for 2 days during the storm. The home was so well built, we didn't even hear the overnight storm. Thanks so much to the owners for sharing their home with us!

Stayed: Submitted: September 23, 2020

Owner response

Thanks for the kind words, LuAnn! Glad to hear you have a great time in our home.

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Destin 2020- Summer Dreams

This house was amazing! There were only 4 adults and 2 children, but so much more room for multiple families. The house was beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. The house is in a wonderful gated community and felt safe. The walk to the beach was so easy, just down the street. The kids loved the bunk beds. The only downside was the bunk rooms were on the top floor, and 3 flights of stairs with a bad knee was kinda difficult. An elevator would have been nice, haha. The pool was perfect!. We loved the ledges in the pool. I spent most of the time relaxing on them, and my kids loved jumping off them into the pool. My son, almost 4, learned how to swim without any floaties thanks to the ledges, since he couldn't touch the bottom. This house was everything we could have ever asked for, in a perfect location, with a private beach. Absolutely perfect! Would definitely recommend this rental, and hope to stay here again on our next trip.

Stayed: Submitted: September 05, 2020

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We LOVED Summer’s Dreams

Our trip to Destin in July 2020 was perfect! Our house was called Summer’s Dreams in the Frangista neighborhood. The walk to the beach took only a few minutes. There were beach buggies provided that carried our cooler and chairs. We spent every day at the beach with the exception of 1 rainy day. That day we did some local shopping. During our time at the beach house in the evenings, there was plenty to keep our group of 20 people busy. (ranging from age 6 mo to 68 years old). Between the pool, shuffleboard, foosball and the pool table, we were never bored. The house was well set up. The furniture was nice and the beds were comfortable. Even the bunk beds!! Overall we could not have been happier with our stay at Summer’s Dreams in Destin!! Thank you Gregg and Margaret for your hospitality!!

Stayed: Submitted: September 02, 2020

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One shellova time!!

This house was everything we wanted in a vacation home. With the large group of people staying together we needed a spacious layout. Never felt crowded even after 6 day's together. Plenty of seating for in "home" dining. The pool is beautiful at night sitting by or swimming in. The sunself is a awesome spot to sit with a little one or tan. The walk to beach was quick and had stop sign's that help you get across the street quickly. Destin has the most unbelievable water the ocean has to offer. Gregg had beach stuff ready and waiting for us. He was very helpful and responsive to any questions we had. This was our second time renting and it will NOT be our last. We are very thankful the Smith family is willing to let us make memories in their home.

Stayed: Submitted: September 01, 2020

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One shellova time!!

This house is everything we wanted in a vacation home. We had plenty of room with a large group of people. This spacious layout allows you to spread out never feeling crowded. Beautiful home! Plenty of seating for at "home" dinning. Gregg was very responsive to any questions we had. A very short walk to beach. The water is unbelievable. Pool was beautiful at night sitting next to or in. We will definitely be return renter's. So thankful the Smith family is willing to share their home.

Stayed: Submitted: September 01, 2020

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Family vacation

We stayed in Summer Dreams for our family vacation. The home is beautiful and well equipped With everything that we needed. We had our kids grandchildren and great grandchildren and there was something to entertain everyone. A short walk to the beach which was beautiful. We would certainly stay again.

Stayed: Submitted: September 01, 2020

Owner response

Thank you so much, Donna! The beach is a very easy 3 minute walk from our home.

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End of summer vacation

This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL house. Very big and spacious. There were 24 of us and there was plenty of room and things to do for everyone. The owners were awesome to communicate with. We were quite impressed with the gated community and the walk to the beach was very easy (especially considering we had alot of kiddos). The house has everything you could imagine you would need. Pool area was great. Will definitely book from these owners next time we come to Destin, FL.

Stayed: Submitted: October 08, 2018

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