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Highlights Destin

  • October's roster of cultural and food festivals
  • Volleyball or swimming on Okaloosa Island
  • Family fun at Big Kahuna's and Wild Willy's Adventure World
  • The history of Fort Pickens
  • Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Playing golf at Bluewater Bay
  • The Air Force Museum at Eglin Air Force Base

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Destin, Emerald Coast
Vacation Rental • 3229 ft² • 6 Bedrooms
5.0
(20 reviews)
Hi there, We here at Kool Beanz know that Covid 19 has changed everyone's lives and must be taken very seriously. We encourage everyone to follow Local, State, and Federal guidelines as well as the common sense approach of hand and surface sterilization, personal spacing, use of masks and sneezing in tissue/ sleeves/ etc Kool Beanz rental info.... In an effort to make this great home to be available to smaller groups as well as larger ones the rental rates posted are based on up to 14 guests. After 14 guests there is an additional per person fee of $25 per person per dayup to 18 guestsPark...
from $589 / night
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Destin, Emerald Coast
Vacation Rental • 710 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.9
(40 reviews)
Our little Tropical Vacation Paradise... combining the whitest beaches of Florida with the bright, exotic Emerald Green waters of the Caribbean...all within steps of our condo. Greet the sunrise with an early morning walk along the pedestrian friendly Scenic 98, followed with a fresh juice and bagel from Camille's right next door. Enjoy your evening coffee or happy hour on the private balcony. A tranquil location, but within steps and/or minutes from everything you really need to relax on your vacation.We are lucky to have one of the best views in the complex - A beautiful straight-on view ...
from $149 / night
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Destin, Emerald Coast
Vacation Rental • 3864 ft² • 6 Bedrooms
4.9
(6 reviews)
Perfectly located 1/2 block from the beach! This home will exceed your expectations for family fun in the sun! Spacious, gated yard with private heated pool*, basketball goal, and huge wrap-around balcony! Outdoor living space is beautifully designed with checkered grass and concrete, sports turf, al fresco dining area, large heated pool, and plenty of lounge seating. Kids will love having their own space in the large bunkroom and sports/pool areas. Parents might appreciate this too;) 2 Separate Living Spaces and 2 Kitchens make this home ideal for multiple families. Destination Dolphin is ...
from $367 / night

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Vacation rental prices Destin

$470for 3 Dec - 10 Dec
$578 annual average
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Vacation Rentals in Destin

Find a Spacious Beach House in Destin, Florida

If you want a premium vacation rental on Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin is a great place to look. On the main island, you'll find a host of beach house options fronting onto the estuary and the sea. Expect to find attractive homes with large lounge areas, pools, balconies, and barbecue areas, and great access to the town center.

Choose a Smaller Vacation Home From Destin's Many Apartments

On the other hand, Destin also offers hundreds of rental apartments which would be perfect for couples, smaller families, or travelers on a budget. Often located in serviced condos with gyms, concierges and room service, these apartments represent a great mid-point between standalone beach cabins and hotels. Many front onto the Gulf, providing unrivaled views and the chance to hit the beach in seconds.

Holiday in Destin

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One of Florida's Finest Beach Resorts

Famous for its pure white sand and peaceful green waters, Destin is one of the jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast. Relaxed but lively, it's a sophisticated coastal destination with everything families and couples could want. You'll find it in the northern part of Florida, around 30 miles east of Pensacola.

Introducing Destin's Layout

One of the most attractive things about Destin is that it is situated on a barrier island in the Choctawhatchee River estuary. The sand that has built up over thousands of years is why Destin's beaches are so rich and pure, while the island's landward side is a great setting for water sports. A trolley bus runs along Santa Rosa Boulevard, connecting everything together.

Ways to Reach Destin

The easiest way to reach Destin is to fly into Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, which is served by numerous leading US airlines. Greyhound run buses into the resort, while you can reach it via I-10 from east and west or I-75 from the north.

Activities in Destin

An Amazing Beach Destination

The sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast are its biggest attraction, and Destin is right at the region's heart. The city beach is a wonderful place to relax as is neighboring Okaloosa Island, where you can sunbathe, play volleyball, snorkel or do whatever takes your fancy.

A Great Place for Water Sports Fans

Destin is one of the best places in Florida to rent a jet ski, try some water skiing or wakeboarding, or just head out for a swim in the lagoon. You can also rent kayaks from companies like Adventures Unlimited, or share a pontoon boat between friends.

An Excellent Destination for Golfers

With its year-round sunshine and flat terrain, Destin is made for golf courses, and there are some gems to choose from. From Foxwood Country Club to Bluewater Bay, each course offers a slightly different challenge.

Destin came to be known as Florida's “luckiest fishing village” in the early 20th century because of the Destin pass, a man-made channel where the collision of fresh and ocean water attracts a huge amount of ocean life.

Top 5 Things to Do in Destin

1. Walk the Destin Harbor Boardwalk

Built in 2012, the quarter mile-long Harbor Boardwalk is a great way to get to know downtown Destin, providing great access to the city beach and hosting major events like the town's Seafood Festival.

2. Splash Around at Big Kahuna's

Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is Destin's premier family attraction. Located at the heart of town, it's filed with slides, lazy rivers, wave machines, and pools, with rides for all ages to enjoy.

3. Visit Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

The ideal partner for Big Kahuna's, Wild Willy's adds a range of superb mini golf courses, dinosaur-themed rides, treetop adventures, and even remote controlled boat battles to the mix.

4. Charter a Boat and Go Fishing

The Gulf is a legendary fishing spot, so why not grab a rod and a boat and hit the open water? You may not snag a marlin, but red snapper isn't out of the question. And you can swim and snorkel if the fishing isn't working out.

5. Visit Historic Fort Pickens

One of the oldest buildings in the area, Fort Pickens was built in the 1830s on Santa Rosa Island as part of Pensacola's fortifications. These days, it's a fascinating site, with a beautiful recreation area attached.

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A Tropical Climate With Attractions All Year-Round

One of the sources of Florida's huge appeal is the regional climate. The temperature in Destin hardly ever dips below 70 degrees, ensuring that most weeks of the year feature beach weather. However, the best time to visit is probably spring, before the intense heat of the summer. But beware: Destin is a popular Spring Break spot, so book ahead.

Take Advantage of Destin's Vibrant Cultural Calendar

Aside from Spring Break, October is often thought of as the start of festival “season”, and the Seafood Festival is a standout event, turning the boardwalk into a feast of shellfish, craft ales, wine, and music. The month is also rounded off by the Festival of the Arts – so it's a busy time of year.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Destin

On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Destin last year?

Destin is one of the most expensive cities in the USA. The price for a vacation rental is about $443 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Destin in January, February, or November, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $349, $369, and $385 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Destin go up the most?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Destin was July, with an average price of $581 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of $570, and then August, with $493.

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Destin well in advance?

If you decide to put Destin on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your visit well in advance because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 79% of rentals booked the previous year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

December, January and November are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of accommodations available, with an average availability of 44%, 42%, and 38%. However, even during these periods of time, when rental availability is the highest, the average is only 41%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

Are there many vacation rentals in Destin?

In Destin we offer you a comprehensive catalog of approximately 1,400 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 6 local and international providers.

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