LUXURY, UPDATED!! Gulf Views-Carriage House-Game Room-Heated Pool/Hot Tub

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • House5000 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps28
  • Bedrooms7
  • Bathrooms5
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

PROPERTY Description

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GULF VIEWS FROM ALL FLOORS!! First Tier DESTIN Beach House with PRIVATE POOL and CARRIAGE HOUSE. Right across the street from the beach!

All new flooring, ceilings, TIKI BAR, GAME ROOM, Bunk Rooms, Large decks and balconies!! A fabulous house in Crystal Beach/Destin/Scenic 98 - THE WHITE WHALE!

Enjoy your Destin vacation at one of the largest and closest homes to the beach!  There is close to 5000 square feet, including a separate carriage house suite, for you to have as many friends and family as close to you, or as far from you as you’d like!  With an actual lawn that the kids can play in and the Gulf literally across the street, leave your car in our ample parking and enjoy all that Crystal Beach can offer. 

A spacious living room greets you on the first floor with over three couches worth of space to socialize.  No worries about family dinners, because there’s room to seat 20 and more next to a luxury kitchen equipped with Subzero fridge and your own icemaker for those beach coolers.  Those who do not like the stairs can stay in the first floor bedroom overlooking the backyard pool. 

As you ascend to the second floor, you’ll notice that virtually every bedroom has views of the gulf.  Two main bedrooms on this floor, including a spacious master bedroom, have porches that let you enjoy the outdoors with cool air conditioning available only steps away.  For the kids (or kids-at-heart) a bunk room can accommodate four.  There’s also a small bunk room in the master bedroom for any little ones you want to keep close by. 

Further up, on the third floor, you’ll get a great view of the emerald ocean waters that await you on this loft level, with enough bedding for eight, including its own bathroom and kitchenette equipped with a sink, mini-fridge and microwave. 

Don’t forget to enjoy the outside amenities.  When you’re done with the beach or in need of a break, relax in the hot tub while the food’s grilling on the deck.  Or, jump into the pool and lounge away at the tiki bar.  The game room is right next door and comes with a ping pong table, foosball, darts, and an air hockey table when it’s time for those friendly competitions.  Conveniently upstairs from the game room in the carriage house, there is a separate suite, complete with full kitchen and its own laundry and full bathroom.  A bedroom and a separate living room with four bunks makes plenty of space for a family.

We’re looking forward to having you enjoy your next beach getaway with us!  Feel free to reach out so we can answer any questions you have about your next vacation!

Main House

First Floor

Exposed beams, shiplap, new hardwoods and a high end nautical theme in this 30x25' great room boasting surround sound, high end furnishings and gulf views.

Large kitchen with SubZero fridge, double ovens, dining seating for 20+. 

Walk in pantry with plenty of storage.

IceMaker

Full Bathroom

Master Bedroom #1 - Sleeps 2: 

King Size Bedrooms with walk in closet and pool view.

Second Floor

Family Suite #1- Sleeps 4:

Estate size master bedroom and two walk in closets

Adjacent dual bunk Room with privacy door.

Soaking tub, separate shower and dual vanities

Luxurious king sized bed

Wrap around gulf views from every window

Large Covered Balcony with direct ocean views

Master Bedroom #2 - Sleeps 2: 

King Sized luxurious bed

Private balcony with gulf views

Semi Private Bathroom with Dual Vanities

Bunk Room #1 - Sleeps 4: 

Four sturdy bunk beds

Large TV and storage area

Semi Private Bathroom

Pool views

Full Sized Laundry Room

Third Floor

Family Suite #2 - Sleeps 8:

Wrap around gulf view

Private balcony

Luxurious queen sized bed

Three sets of built in trundle beds

Lounge area with microwave, mini fridge, wet bar and TV

Carriage House

Full sized kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, gas oven

Bar seating for 4

Family Room with sofa and TV area

Stackable washer and dryer

Pool and gulf view

Master Bedroom #3 - Sleeps 2:

Luxurious King Bed

Walk in Closet

Semi Private Full Bathroom

Bunk Room #2 - Sleeps 4:

Sturdy Bunk area with 4 twin beds

Open to TV Viewing area and pool view

Outdoor

Full size inground heated pool

7 person hot tub

Outdoor kitchen with sink, grill and bar area

100" projection movie screen for nighttime movies

Gas fire pit and conversation area

This house is DESIGNED TO ENTERTAIN:

TWO REFRIGERATORS

ICEMAKER

DOUBLE OVEN

DINING SEATING FOR 24 IN THE MAIN HOUSE AND 4 IN THE GUEST HOUSE

GAS GRILL

TWO LIVING AREAS

LARGE ENTERTAINING DECK

THREE BALCONIES WITH GULF VIEWS

FIREPLACE

DRIVEWAY PARKING FOR 4 CARS AND ADDITIONAL STREET PARKING FOR 4+

SECLUDED ROOMS:

Room for Everyone: 4 KING SIZE BEDROOMS, 1 QUEEN BEDROOM, 16 TWIN BEDS, 2 ROLL AWAY BEDS

NEW HOUSE AMENITIES COMING FALL 2017:

7 PERSON HOT TUB

POOL BAR AREA WITH GRILL, SINK AND BLENDER HOOKUP

PROJECTION MOVIES BY THE POOL

GAS FIRE PIT

GAME ROOM WITH LARGE TV

PING PONG

GAME ROOM REFRIGERATOR

FOOSBALL

AIR HOCKEY

BASKETBALL GOAL

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General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming pool
  • Heater
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Children Welcome
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • TV
  • No Smoking
Bedrooms:
  • Bedroom 1 (1 king)
  • Bedroom 1 (1 king, 2 twin/ single)
  • Bedroom 1 (1 queen, 6 twin/ single)
  • Bedroom 1 (4 twin/ single)
  • Bedroom 1 (4 twin/ single, open to carriage house living area)
Bathrooms:
  • Bathrooms (toilet, shower)
  • Bathroom 1 (toilet, shower)
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Popular:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine (Two Washers)
  • Clothes Dryer (Two Dryers)
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room (Two Livings Rooms and Third Floor Loft Area)
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining (Dining Room Table (seats 10) Kitchen Table (seats 6) Folding Table (seats 4) Kitchen Counter Seating (seats 4) Carriage House Bar (seats 4) Deck Seating (seats 12))
  • Comfy seating for 24 people
Entertainment:
  • Television (TVs in All Bedrooms)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Foosball
  • Game Room (Game Room with Foosball, Air hockey and ping pong)
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Balcony (Three Private Balconies)
  • Outdoor Grill (Pool Kitchen)
  • Deck / Patio (Large Deck with Hot Tub and Dining for 12)
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool (Private Heated Pool)
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

Availability

PROPERTY Rates

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
Base Rate
7. nights min stay
$2,200.00 - - -

4 nights min stay
$700.00 - - -

4 nights min stay
$699.00 - - -

4 nights min stay
$500.00 - - -
Thanksgiving
5 nights min stay
$999.00 - - -
Low Winter
3 nights min stay
$349.00 - - -
Dec
5 nights min stay
$999.00 - - -
January/February
4 nights min stay
$400.00 - - -
March (Week 1)
4 nights min stay
$799.00 - - -
March (Week 2)
7 nights min stay
$999.00 - - -
March (Week 3 4)
7 nights min stay
$999.00 - - -
Spring Break 2019
7 nights min stay
$1,399.00 - - -
Late Spring
7 nights min stay
$1,299.00 - - -
Summer
7 nights min stay
$1,949.00 - - -

7 nights min stay
$2,000.00 - - -
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 450
  • Tax Rate 11%
Notes :

Booking Fee : $99

Linen Fee : $49

$1500 Damage Protection Insurance : $ 149

Per Day Pool Heating : $ 30

Mid Stay Maid Service ( Light HouseKeeping ) : $ 300

 

Reviews

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Cristi K.

15th June, 2017
Breathtaking views from a beautifully decorated house!
Our family and friends enjoyed a wonderful vacation at “The White Whale of Destin”! It was my first time renting a house at the beach instead of staying at a condo. From the time that I booked until check-out, the owner (Amy) was awesome! Her attention to detail, finishing touches and follow-up made all the difference! The pool and tiki house were a nice touch to our outdoor time. The bunks allowed ample room for everyone. The interior colors and décor invited the beauty of Crystal Beach into the house. Even when we were enjoying indoor activities at the house, we still felt like we were on vacation! Such a beautiful, relaxing time with family and friends. The only complaint I have is that we had to leave too soon! Until next time!
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shannnon k.

15th June, 2017
Beautiful Beach House!
We had the best time at your beautiful beach house! Everything was perfect!! The kids loved the pool and all the bunks! The adults loved the stocked kitchen, huge family room, and comfy beds! We can't wait to come back!
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Molly H.

15th June, 0207
Beautifully decorated & Great location!
I can't go on about how amazingly decorated this house is. Looks brand-new and very clean! Spacious with tons of areas to relax so you don't feel like you are on top of each other. Great common areas as well. Love having the private pool and easy access to the beach. The owner was incredibly easy to work with and very prompt to answer my questions. Will be booking this house again for our next Destin vacation.
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Carolyn D.

14th June, 2017
Stunning beach home with beautiful view
I am absolutely thrilled we were able to find the White Whale beach home for our family vacation! There are very few beach rentals that can accommodate a large group and this was able to do so with ease. There were 12 adults who stayed for a week and were never on top of one another. It was amazing!! The decor was fresh and inviting while also giving a sense of relaxation. I loved having easy access to the beach across the street as well as restaurants & shops close by. The kitchen was fully stocked and had every convenience of home. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch with our morning coffee and the pool was a refreshing end to a day at the beach. We could not have asked for a better vacation home for our family and I hope to return again soon!
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Jeanne K.

Tennessee Valley
17th June, 2017
So much more than we expected!
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home! It was so more than we expected, and so beautiful inside we hardly wanted to leave. Great location. We definitely hope to come back!
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Stacey M.

6th September, 2017
Perfect vacation
Perfect vacation. Love the Carriage house. Walked to restaurants and ate out and shopped in Destin Commons when it rained. Best lunch and bloody Mary's were a walk away at Camille's.
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2nd October, 2017
Fun, big family house, Really 2 Houses!
We were in Destin for a short family vacation bringing all ages together. This house worked very nicely because the teens were able to use the game room and pool area and my parents had a main floor bedroom. My sister's families split the other areas but we still had plenty of room to come together. Really close to the beach and the weather was just perfect for our trip! Amy was helpful, too. We would love to return!
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Melody R.

Crestview, FL/Page, AZ
30th October, 2017
Perfect Location and beautiful place!
Couldn’t have asked for anything more than the white whale house had. Pool, hot tub, and game room were great! Anything we needed was immediately addressed by the management and owner. The coffee shop/restaurant, Camille’s just down the road is a great place! If you ride your bike you get a $1 off coffee too. The house had plenty of room to spare for everyone, with comfy couches and chairs just about in every room. Underneath the house by the pool are some beach chairs and toys too. Thanks again, Amy, for a great week at your place!!
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Collin C.

Memphis, TN
15th March, 2018
The White Whale was awesome!
The sleeping arrangements and entertaining space were perfect for our group, not to mention the proximity to the beautiful beaches. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Amy!
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Kae S.

25th March, 2018
Exceptional
Our family loved everything about this property. Amy was awesome to work with and attentive. She responded quickly to every question we had. The home is beautiful and everyone wanted to stay. Our 4 year old niece said when she grows up she is going to have a home just like this. We definitely would stay here again when we visit Destin. The views are beautiful, tons of dishes, pots and utensils, coffee pots and the works. There are a few Beach and pool toys under the house. Everyone enjoyed having the warm pool and not to mention the game room. There was more than enough space where all 13 of us could retreat to have some me time and no one felt like they were on top of each other. I would rent from these owners again. Hospitality, attention to detail and customer service was awesome. Oh the views of the ocean from master bedroom and 3rd floor trundle room is amazing. The kitchen is fantastic also. I could go on and on but know that you won’t regret staying here.
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Amy M.

1st March, 2018
Gorgeous House, Perfect Location - We Will Be Back!
We take a large group to the beach every year and this is by far the best house we have ever stayed in. Everything has been updated and it is so nice to be close to the beach. We love the Crystal Beach area but most of the big houses are a long walk. We can see the water from our bedroom in this one! Thanks for a great vacation! We will be back!
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Will M.

12th June, 2018
Great house, great location!
Great house! It was extremely easy to settle into this home and enjoy our vacation. Plenty of room for the extended family of all ages!
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Maudlynn D.

9th June, 2018
Perfect House
The White Whale house was perfect for our family vacation. We were eleven adults and four boys aged 16 to four. When I wanted to be alone I just went to my room and shut the door and I couldn't hear anything that was going on. Although the boys really didn't stay in the house much with that gorgeous beach and the nice swimming pool. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans and plenty of dishes and glasses as well as eating utensils. Everyone in our group enjoyed their stay. I would definitely stay here again.
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Jackie W.

Grapevine Tx
1st July, 2018
Family Vacation/50th Anniversary Celebration
A lifetime remembrance of our time together at The White Whale celebrating our 50 Anniversary with our children, their spouses and grandchildren, 18 in all. It was a lovely home, accommodated us perfectly with the bedrooms, bunkbeds and The Carriage house. We enjoyed the nearby beach, the pool and the hot tub. We cooked in the kitchen extensively and enjoyed eating our meals around the dining room table! We hope to return again but our first time to Destin will always be remembered by our stay at The a White Whale.
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Dusty C.

25th June, 2018
Perfect Setting and Home for Family Vacation
We just returned from a 5-day family get-away to the White Whale and had a wonderful time! Our group of cousins were from 3 families, so each family got a floor of the house / carriage house to themselves and the first floor of the main house for the full family. In total, we had 36 with 2 babies and had plenty of room. The kids loved the pool & game room and adults enjoyed the family areas. We cooked most meals at the house and had plenty of room for groceries and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. Outside there was plenty of parking for the 5 cars we had off the street. Beach is a 5 minute walk to the water's edge. Excellent property for the family to make great memories. We're already planning our next vacation to the White Whale.
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ROSE G.

17th July, 2018
The home was beautiful and quite accommodating. The location was superb.
All of our expectations were met or c exceeded. Our concerns were timely addressed and corrected. GREAT EXPERIENCE!!
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John G.

19th August, 2018
Greatness
We came to the White Whale and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. We loved the pool and the open living room. Amy the owner was great and answered all questions promptly. If we come to Destin again then we will be sure to put this property at the top of our list. Our family is large but the house fit us perfectly.