About the Property
Step out of your patio door onto the gracefully tucked white powder sands, lazy sea oats and sweeping views of the shimmering turquoise waters in the serene Old Florida neighborhood of Gulf Pines, just 5 minutes east of Destin. Styled in elegant grandeur, this three level luxury beachfront retreat comprises over 4000 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 6 baths sleeping 26 comfortably on a private beach. Watch the dolphins or fall asleep listening to the waves from any of the 3 levels and travertine decks. Upon your entry, the living area is spacious and beautifully decorated with colorful sleeper sofas and 2 swivel chairs to delight in an unobstructed picture from the glass-front balcony with views of the Gulf from almost every corner. The family gathering space was built for entertainment with a home theatre that includes a Bose speaker system, Blu Ray player, and a 55” high definition television. The formal dining area seats twelve, while the open kitchen features granite countertops throughout with additional seating at the bar for four. Cook like a professional with modern Viking appliances while enjoying breathtaking views of the Gulf, and bring your favorite wines to the perfect temperature in the 12 bottle built-in wine cooler. This floor is furnished with two queen bedrooms, two full baths, one en-suite. Additionally, a separate bunk room with 4 twin beds. Each bunk bed has its’ own light and flat screen tv. Upstairs, you’ll find 3 master suites, two with beach views, including one with a private glass-front balcony and sleeper sofa for children at night or in the afternoon to curl up and enjoy reading a good book overlooking the blue waters. The two masters have king beds and generous baths, one that boasts a large, jetted soaking tub. For the kids, a separate bedroom offering new full size bunk beds direct from the Pottery Barn and a Jack and Jill bathroom. The first floor level provides private beach access, and gas grille, a fully appointed second living area and game room complete with a full sleeper sofa. The kitchenette provides the convenience of a refrigerator, microwave, built in icemaker, separate beverage cooler and an extended wet bar for family gatherings. A second 55” television gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their favorite shows, sporting events and movies. Cable TV and wireless WIFI are available in all the bedrooms, great room, kitchen, study and game room. First floor is complete with a laundry center with washer & dryer, full bath with walk-in shower and a bedroom with a queen size bed and stunning beach views. Exquisite beachfront luxury awaits you! Was lack of sufficient parking a problem in the past or tight spaces on a busy gulf front street? No need to worry! This home has a private double driveway on a cul-de-sac street, which accommodates parking for large families or parties on the beach! Come and unwind. Enjoy the tasteful and distinguishing features this home has to offer, and take home memories of a beautiful private beachfront paradise that you’ll never forget! The Gulf Pines community has a catch and release stocked pond for guests within a short walking distance! This property is located near Destin and Sandestin, Florida, just minutes from The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf, Beach Resort and Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall, Destin Commons, local churches, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Harborwalk Village in Destin.
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8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
3 King beds,
3 Queen beds,
6 Bunk beds (4 twins / 2 full),
4 Sofa beds,
Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2)
Casual Living Area with Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 2)
Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2)
Queen Suite with tub/shower combination (sleeps 2)
Bunk Room featuring four twin beds (sleeps 4)
Living Area with two sleeper-sofas (sleeps 4)
Master King Suite with sleeper sofa. Master bath has large jetted tub and separate walk-in shower.
King Suite with private bath (tub/shower combination) (sleeps 2)
King Bedroom (sleeps 2)
Bunk Room featuring full over full and reclining chair (sleeps 2)
All Bedrooms have flat screen cable HD tv's !
First Floor Full Bath
Second Floor Full Bath Queen Suite with Full Bath
Third Floor King Suite with Full Bath Jack-n-Jill Bath
Third Floor Master Bath with Separate Jetted Tub and Walk-In Shower
PRIVATE BEACH!! We didn't like fighting for a spot on the beach or being in the second or third rows of chairs & umbrellas staying at the large condo's or the Hilton resort! At our home you can literally walk out the back door, down a private board walk on to the beach. How convenient is that for returning with cold drinks or a quick nap inside the air-conditioning. We love all 3 decks overlooking the Emerald waters and the views from the living area, kitchen and master bedroom! We can see the dolphins swimming by or step out to a seasonal turtle nest in the sand and count how many hatchings!
Why Kids Love It
SEPERATE LIVING AREA AWAY FROM PARENTS WITH 55" HD TV TO WATCH OR PLAY VIDEO GAMES!!
2 BUNK ROOMS WITH HD TV'S!
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Jun 29 2020 - Jul 05 2020
Jun 30 2020 - Jul 06 2020
Jul 07 2020 - Aug 03 2020
Jul 07 2020 - Aug 03 2020
Aug 03 2020 - Aug 16 2020
Pet Fee: $500
Cleaning Fee: $895
4 beach chairs 2 umbrell: $399
Tax Rate: 11%
50% down at time of booking. 50% due 90 days before check in. No refunds after booking. $1000 deposit required fully refundable within 7 days of request
Last updated on July 01, 2020
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: We have been coming to Emerald Coast/Destin with our 7 children since 1989. As you can tell we are very pro family! We purchased The Magnificat for this reason! We needed space primarily bedroom and bathrooms for everyone to be happy including the spouses of our children and future grandchildren. We had a very difficult time finding a home on the beach with lots of bedrooms on the beach! We rented condos, homes and hotel rooms over the years from Navarre Beach to Santa Rosa Beach. We are very particular and family type owners knowing what Renters are looking for! After searching real estate properties for over 7 years, we knew we found the perfect place for our family vacation or long weekend getaways to invite our friends to the beach!
Why this property? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! On the BEACH! The Magnificat is located in a private old south Florida subdivision directly adjacent to the Sandestin resort!. Walking distance to the Sandestin resort along the beach. Drive one street light away to the East and you will find Baytown shops and restaurants. To the West, go one street light to the Silver Sands outlet!
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Calendar last updated: July 01, 2020
Guestbook comments from the owner:
This beautiful home is perfectly situated right on the beach - it felt like our own personal oasis. There is no fuss with getting on/off the beach because there is a short path from the back door straight to the beach. The house is also conveniently located near restaurants, shops, etc. The house is beautifully decorated, very comfortable, and has plenty of space for large groups. The view from the master bedroom is overlooking the ocean and just gorgeous! And the spacious balconies allow everyone to enjoy the beach views. I spent an entire morning snuggled up on the balcony! It was a perfect getaway - we didn't want to leave!
The Magnificat has got to be the best place to relax on the beach, anywhere in Florida. The house was exceptionally clean, tastefully decorated, well laid out for large groups, and the location was perfect. It was far enough away from all of the condos and hotels that we didn't have to deal with a bunch of kids on spring break, but was close enough to all of the conveniences and nightlife of Destin. We could relax, undisturbed on the pure white sand of our private beach, or choose to mingle at the local watering holes. The house itself, was absolutely awesome. Three stories, with a gas grill, media room and wet bar, downstairs (conveniently located next to your very own hot tub), a full spacious kitchen on the second floor, with yet another living/entertainment area, two balconies with amazing views of the clear blue water, and enough bedrooms and bathrooms for even a large family or a bunch of close friends. The Magnificat is the only place to stay, if you're visiting Destin. I highly recommend it and cannot wait to visit again.
I stayed here for about a week and it was fantastic! The location was prime, and the beach was amazing! The beach is private, therefore you don't have to worry about searching for a place to sit in a sea of people. There was plenty of space in this home, and the house was very clean and tidy. I would highly recommend this beach home to anyone searching for a relaxing getaway!
Our family of six was back for the third stay at this beautiful place. The house is wonderful and the beaches are spectacular. If you have had enough of the sun and sand, there are so many things close by that appeal to many age levels. Our kids range from 22 to 6 and all of them have so much fun in this area of Destin. We have stayed at other areas of Alabama and Florida to enjoy the beaches and none of them compare to the white sands and turquoise clear water in this part of Florida. The beach is a very short walk off of the back deck and having a stretch of private beach is really nice.
Beautiful house with an even better view; it's right on the beach! When we arrived the house was clean and ready for us to start our week at the beach! The location was excellent for our big group; the outlet mall, grocery stores, seaside, etc were never a far drive for anyone who did not want to spend the day at the house. The house was very spacious and everyone had plenty of room for themselves. The manager, David, was very helpfully and was able to answer all of our questions quickly! Would highly recommend this location to anyone!
I stayed at this wonderful home for a week, it is in a prime location only a mile away from the outlet mall, grocery stores, baytowne, etc. It was great walking up with all the doors open looking out onto the beach, and being able to walk out and see dolphins swimming by. The private beach was ideal! Including a hot tub, huge kitchen, and ample amounts of space. Highly recommend!
I stayed at this amazing home for about a week! The location was perfect with a private beach. It was so nice to not have to worry about trying to find the perfect spot on the beach since you had the beach all to yourself! This house is conveniently located close to Baytowne, the outlets, and other stores! There was plenty of space in the house and it was very neat. I would highly recommend this beach to anyone looking for the perfect getaway!
The Magnificat is truly heaven this side of heaven! The view is breathtaking from morning until night. I honestly don't know what time of the day was my favorite. We would walk each morning on the white sand, and end each day sitting on the balcony watching the moon put itself to sleep in the ocean. The beach themed decor adds to the beauty of this home and every room is spacious. You can see and listen to the magnificent ocean not only from the living room balcony, but from the master bedroom balcony too. The two large living areas upstairs and downstairs allow you to have time with the adults while the kids can have their own space downstairs. The managers, Laurie and David, made sure everything was perfect on our arrival and even checked in with us during the week. They helped us by suggesting local restaurants and activities that all of us would enjoy.You could tell that they truly wanted my family and me to have a trip of a lifetime. The central location of the Magnificent is superb! You are less than a mile from the Destin outlet mall and can get most anywhere within 15 minutes. If we ever get to visit Destin again, there is no doubt where we will stay. Hands down it will be the magnificent Magnificent!
We rented this for a beach wedding for family and guests. The location was excellent with perfect beach access. There was plenty of room for groups to gather without feeling confined. The owner is very prompt in replies and had good suggestions for activities and dining. We definitely enjoyed our stay.
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 14, 2019
This was a 60th anniversary celebration with our children and grandchildren. The home, Magnificat was all that we could hope for and more. Everyone had a wonderful, blessed time. Wish we could have stayed a week. Thank you! Vivian Bonventre
Stayed: September 2018Submitted: September 15, 2018
This property was indeed one of the best houses we have rented for our yearly family vacation. The home was spacious and the layout was perfect for our four children and their families. Kitchen was stocked perfectly and had everything we needed to cook with. The three decks gave perfect views to the ocean and was covered so we had shade from the sun. I can't say enough good things about this home. It made our vacation wonderful.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 17, 2018
We celebrated our 40th anniversary with 5 couples at this amazing home. This was our first try at renting a property and we are sure this is the standard to measure against as this was far above what we expected and the owners are obviously truly interested in this being a very good experience. If your looking to rent a property this should be as far as you go as we are certain everything else will pale in comparison.
Stayed: February 2018Submitted: February 13, 2018
Thank you Allen for your gracious comments. As former property renters ourselves, Laurie & I as the owners, take tremendous pride in the decor, furnishings, upkeep of the property. We hope all our guests like yourself have a pleasant stay and enjoy not only the beautiful beachfront views but, the comfort of the home. We truly strive to make every guest feel like this is there home away from home during their stay. We are so happy your couples group had a great experience in our beach home!