About this rental
Do you need a beach break? We have just the place for you....visit Crab Island, Destin Commons, Harbor Walk, Okaloosa Pier, Gulfarium, Baytown Wharf, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Big Kahuna Water Park, dining, shopping, and more - or just relax at the beach, pools and community amenities.
Ocean Retreat Villa is a spacious, one-level 5-bedroom beach house that has everything you need for your family vacation in an upscale, gated community. It comes with a private salt-water pool/spa and amazing amenities. During your stay, you can take short walk, or 2 min cart ride to Club Destiny, the community amenities, and then to the beach. It is also conveniently located near many popular restaurants, shops & activities - and an ideal base to explore Destin and surrounding areas.
OCEAN RETREAT - AMENITIES:
The outdoor entertaining area offers a screened-in lanai. Relax with family/friends, lounging in the salt-water pool and spa. Afterwards, hang out under the breeze of the ceiling fans in the lanai to unwind from a busy beach day while cooking dinner on the gas grill. Or, take in some sun on the lounge chairs on the pool patio near the wooded area.
Inside the Villa provides plenty of room for you to enjoy. As you enter, the living room ceilings soar for an open, light filled space. You can choose from many entertainment areas and an open concept, eat-in kitchen with quartz counter breakfast bar and separate dining room. The house is one level, with a split bedroom plan, and total of 5 bedrooms.. The private master bedroom has an attached bathroom suite, and large walk-in closets. The other side of the house leads to a hallway to 4 additional bedrooms – King bed, king bed, queen bed and bunk room. Extra room to relax, watch TV, or read. There is an additional pull out queen sofa for two in the front room.
• Salt-water, private/heated pool with waterfalls,bubbler, fountains, and tanning shelf. Lounging area next to private open lot on left side of house. Added lounge chairs with wooded area on left side. (Oct-May ask about heating the pool)
• Screened-in lanai/outdoor relaxing - comfortable seating, ceiling fans & led lighting
• Weber natural gas grill
• Outdoor dining table inside screened in lanai
• Single level of easy living & souring high ceilings
• Two entertainment areas with flat-screened televisions, with Roku
• Dining Room
• New quartz counters and backsplash in the kitchen. two large sinks, one large sink in kitchen and one prep sink.
• Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans and cooking supplies to prepare a gourmet dinner. Also, plenty of plates, cups and silverware.
• Open concept, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar & extra dining table.
• Over-sized washer and dryer
• 5 bedrooms – Each bedroom has flat-screened televisions & Roku.
• Tile floor in private master bedroom with adjustable bed, trey ceiling, ceiling fan, adjoining bathroom suit. It has dual sinks, soaking tub. Renovated shower in master bathroom suite & twin sofa bed.
• Second king bedroom with flat-screened television and Roku
• 2-Car Garage
• Paver Driveway for parking
• Walking distance to the pool and community amenities (block away) at Club Destiny
• Close to the beach with sidewalks and walking paths (short cart ride), tunnel under road for easy beach access.
• Walking and biking paths throughout the community and trails to beach
• 6-Person golf cart rental, (ask about discounted weekly rate).
• 4 bike rental available
:• Upscale gated community w/two pools
• Large spa with jets
• Fitness center/gym
• Clubhouse/Club Destiny
• Movie theater
• Tennis & pickle ball courts
• Basketball court
• BBQ area with outdoor kitchen & dining tables
• Two gated entries/North to dining & South to beach
• Walking & biking trails in the community, plus tunnel under road to the beach.
• Shaded playground for the kids
Reserve your vacation at the Villa NOW before your dates are taken. Or, if your dates are unavailable, check out....
Southern Sands Destin, 5B beach house, with private pool, in Crystal Beach,
Beach Time Retreat, completely renovated 5b that is steps to the beach access.
Registration Number: 9246
Many guests say, "the pictures do not do this house justice". Once you walk in, your eyes rise up to the soaring ceilings, and then to the sliding glass doors, overlooking the salt-water pool/spa.
Why Kids Love It
Your children will love the private salt-water pool and spa.
Then, if they have more energy, take them to the HOA amenities - at the playground that is within walking distance of the house. Enjoy a game of tennis, paddle ball, basketball, or just watch a movie at the theater.
Once they are ready for sleep....Kids will love the built-in bunk room. Each bed area has it's own night light.
The neighborhood is the ideal location for walking, biking, or jogging on the paved path along the Scenic 98. Destin is known for some of the best fishing, dining and golfing, in fact, it is called the "World's luckiest Fishing Village". There are many activities within minutes of our beach house. When you arrive, you will find the "House Book" - filled with details about shopping, fishing, local activities, dining and much more.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Walk around the block, to Club Destiny for a community pool, fitness center, tennis courts, paddle ball courts, basketball courts, theater in the clubhouse and walking paths to the beach with a tunnel under the road.
Or, take a longer walk to Crab Trap.
Favorite Places To Eat
Numerous restaurants in the area that are listed in the "House Book" for you to choose, depending your interests.
During the Summer Season, start early grocery shopping, and go out to dinner -early before the crowds are out!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Club Destiny Amenities include: Large Community Pool, Spa, BBQ area, Playground, Tennis, Paddle ball, Basket Ball, Club House and Theater. Restaurants, golf and shopping nearby.
Washing machine & dryer, pantry Items, Keurig coffee maker, living room, Dining Room (Seating for 12 people), child's highchair, lanai, natural gas grill, and comfortable outdoor furniture.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 04 - May 19 2023
May 20 - Aug 12 2023
Aug 13 - Sep 01 2023
Tax Rate: 13%
Check in after: 4:00 PM
Check out before: 10:00 AM
Refundable damage deposit of $500, after inspection, "house is as you found it".
Rental agreement must be signed and 50% payment to hold vacation dates on calendar
Daily golf cart rental, discounted weekly rate.
Oct-May ask to heat the pool
Last updated on March 22, 2023
Hosted by Jan Tassitano, Gulf Breeze Vacations
Member since 2020
Year Purchased: 2019
About the owner: My husband & I started coming to Destin for vacation, from Atlanta, Georgia. We are blessed with twins who enjoy the beach too...
We Look forward to sharing the house with you and your family/friends! Let us know how we can help make your vacation a memorable one!
Why this property? Walk into the house and your eyes rise up to the high ceilings, and then to sliding glass doors overlooking the salt-water private pool & spa. You will love the Villa, with many upgrades including; new quartz counters and cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, the updated tile floors in the master bedroom and master bath shower and more.
The inside has a spacious open concept kitchen, and soaring high ceilings. The home is light, bright and airy with many window and a lot of natural light. Plus, the many entertainment areas for your group/family to connect, gather and enjoy. Each guest says the pictures of the house "do not do it justice".
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Guestbook comments from the host:
Great home and community! Pool/hot tub was perfect for our stay. We enjoyed the close walk to the beach and having the golf cart to transport all our beach things and cooler! The home is clean, inviting and had everything you would need to stay for a week, thank you!
I would recommend staying in this beautiful home. She gives great hospitality and is willing to make your stay, knowledgeable so that you may enjoy all that your visit can experience. My family love it, it was first visit to Florida.
Jan was very responsive to a few items that needed attention. Her home is a very nice one! The pool was an added bonus for the grandchildren.
The house and location are great and Jan was excellent to work with too. I highly recommend staying here for your next vacation. There was some unexpected perks like each bathroom being equipped with large complimentary bottles of soap and shampoo; several beach chairs, boogie boards and pool noodles; some cooking oils and spices; and some kitchen paper goods like paper plates. All of which were very much appreciated. The house is a quick golf cart or car ride away from the closest public beach access at the Crap Trap. Also close to several great restaurants and shopping.
The house was just as described and in the pictures. The area is absolutely gorgeous and we loved that it was so close to everything! Jan recommended places to go and even events going on during our stay (over new years) Thanks so much for having us!
Perfect home in Destin for Party of Ten!
I can’t say anything negative about this home, it was perfect for all of our needs. The pool and hot tub were awesome! The backyard covered lanai was beautiful and perfect for family gatherings and eating dinner in the evenings. The kitchen and house was fully stocked with everything you could need. The golf cart was great to have for trips to the beach and to the local restaurants that were close. Overall it was a perfect week and Jan was a wonderful hostess. Thank you for letting us stay in your home. We would definitely come back next year!
Stayed: October 2022 Submitted: October 15, 2022
Amazing Family Vacation
This home is perfect for spending family time! The grandkids had a blast in the bunk bed room, doing what cousins do! The extra large washer in dryer kept towers dry for the kids, which was a task in itself! We fixed breakfast, took a dip in the pool, played games and took golf cart rides! Dinner most nights was grilling and cooking in the dream kitchen! Jan, the owner was so wonderful! Any time I text her, she was quick to respond! Close to the beach, we sat up canopy's on the beach in the morning, went back and forth to the beach from the house all day! The TV picked up movies and cartoons my husband and grandkids loved! We do a family vacation every two years, this place will be top of my list next Family Vacation!
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: July 27, 2021
Thank you for your review! It makes us happy when our guests enjoy the house and their time in Destin! You and your family were fantastic guests with great communication, house was "as you found it", what more could we ask? We look forward to having you back! Best, Jan T
Hosted by Jan Tassitano, Gulf Breeze Vacations