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, including a 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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Bathroom 1 Master Suite (toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Third Floor Master Suite huge jetted tub with walk in shower)
Bathroom 2 King Suite (toilet, combination tub/shower, Third Floor King Suite)
Bathroom 3 (toilet, combination tub/shower, Third Floor Jack-n-Jill Bath)
Bathroom 4 (toilet, combination tub/shower, Second Floor Full Bath)
Bathroom 6 (toilet, shower, First Floor Bathroom)
Bathroom 5 Queen Suite (toilet, combination tub/shower, Second Floor Queen Suite)
Resort (Property located a short walk to the Sandestin Resort for a nice lunch at a the Hilton or afternoon/evening cocktails!)
Beach View (AWESOME Beach views form all 3 decks. You can see the beach from the living room, kitchen, second living area, kitchenette and Master Bedroom. Beach view from 3 other bedrooms in addition to Master!)
Beachfront (Walk on back door down private board walk over the sand dunes to your very own private beach!)
Ocean View (Ocean view from all 3 levels!)
Oceanfront (Located directly on the Gulf! Swim, fish (license required), or simply relax!)
Sports & Activities
Guests provide their own meals
Air Conditioning (Three AC units with NEST Thermostats controls temperature on all 3 levels. You control temperature separately on each level.)
Heating (Three heating furnaces with NEST Thermostats controls temperature on all 3 levels. You control temperature separately on each level.)
Linens Provided (All high quality bed linens provided.)
Washing Machine (Washer & dryer located on first floor laundry area.)
Clothes Dryer (Washer & dryer located on first floor laundry area.)
Parking (LOTS of parking! BIG ADVANTAGE to rent The Magnificat. Private driveway on culd-a-sac street.)
Garage (Two garages used for guest storage.)
Internet (Private internet/WiFi throughout entire house on all 3 levels!)
Towels Provided (All bath towels provided. Separate beach towels are required by guests.)
Iron & Board
Living Room (UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS OF THE EMRALD COAST WATERS! Floor to ceiling patio doors open to the Gulf!!! Large HD TV and theatre sound! Two sleeper sofa's!)
Dishwasher (Located in main kitchen. Second floor.)
Refrigerator (Large Viking refrigerator in kitchen. Smaller second refrigerator on first floor!)
Stove (Located in main kitchen. Second floor.)
Oven (Located in main kitchen. Second Floor.)
Microwave (Located in main kitchen. Second floor. A second microwave is located in kitchenette on first floor!)
Coffee Maker (Coffee maker included in main kitchen on second floor.)
Toaster (Toaster included in main kitchen on second floor. )
Dishes & Utensils (Fully stocked kitchen including sea shell dishes! Many complaints received on how well stocked this kitchen has been equipped!)
Kitchen (Gourmet kitchen with viking appliances with views of beach and blue green waters while cooking and eating!)
Dining (Two dinning tables. One long table seats 8. Separate adjacent table seats 4. Bar seats 4.)
Comfy seating for 12 people
Television (HUGE 55" HD tv's in living room and second living (game room). All 8 bedrooms have flat screen tv's. Kitchen has flat screen tv as well! A total of 14 tvs throughout the home with access to cabl)
Satellite / Cable (Cable on all 14 tv's!)
Stereo (Entertainment stereo in living room and second living room (game room).
DVD Player (DVD players in living room, second living room (game room) and master bedroom!)
Books (Novels in second level living room on entertainment center.)
Game Room (First floor game room with sleeper sofa and huge HD TV!)
Lawn / Garden (Front lawn with lots of palm trees!)
Balcony (Two balcony's on deck levels 2 & 3)
Outdoor Grill (Outdoor gas grill on first level deck!)
Deck / Patio (THREE (3) awesome decks all overlooking the Gulf of Mexico waters and private beach. GREAT FOR DOLPHIN WATCHING!)
Long-term Renters Welcome
Local Services & Businesses:
Sports & Adventure Activities:
Scuba diving or snorkeling
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
FALL 2018 8th September, 2018 to 2nd November, 2018
4 nights min stay
LATE FALL 2018 3rd November, 2018 to 16th November, 2018
3 nights min stay
THANKSGIVING 2018 17th November, 2018 to 30th November, 2018
7 nights min stay
WINTER 2018 1st December, 2018 to 14th December, 2018
3 nights min stay
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR 2018 15th December, 2018 to 4th January, 2019
7 nights min stay
Additional information about rental rates:
Cleaning Fee $ 795
Property Damage Protection $ 1000
First Floor Casual Den, Sleeper Sofa (Sleeps 2) , card table seating 4, 55" HD TV Kitchenette mini fridge, microwave, ice maker, wine cooler Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2) Full Bath shower/tub Laundry Area Beach level deck hot tub, gas grill, private boardwalk to beach Second Floor (Sleeps 8) Gourmet Kitchen Viking appliances Dining Area for 12 Living Area home theater Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2) Queen Suite tub/shower combination (sleeps 2) Custom Built Bunk Room 4 twin beds (sleeps 4) Full Bath tub/shower Balcony Third Floor (Sleeps 8) Master King Suite & sleeper sofa. MB bath Large jetted tub & separate shower. (sleeps 2) King Suite with private bath tub/shower (sleeps 2) King Bedroom (sleeps 2) Jack & Jill Bath shower/tub Bunk Room full over full beds (sleeps 2) Balcony 4 sleeper sofas can sleep 8. This property is a duplex. While it is a duplex, you have complete privacy from the next door property. Enjoy & relax on your private balconies, 3 decks, & private bea
This awesome house has it all! The beautiful beach and the ocean are right at your back deck. The bedrooms are very spacious, very comfortable and relaxing. The house was perfect for our large group of 16 ladies and has a well equipped kitchen for cooking. The extra den on the first level was great giving us plenty of room for entertaining and watching the Olympics! Thank you for sharing your home with us! We've found the perfect place and will be back for many years to come!!
21st September, 2018
Amazing home and astounding beach!q
This property met and exceeded all our expectations! The home is lovely, spacious, well-equipped and in a very quiet and peaceful setting. Right on the beach, just steps away from the white sands and emerald water! Spectacular! Our family of 14 had more than enough room and we all absolutely loved it!!! Can't think of enough good things to say about it! You will not regret staying here. It has spoiled me for anyplace else!
We live in Monroe, Ga...northeast of Atlanta
31st July, 2018
Beautiful property in the perfect location
This is an amazing rental home convenient o everything. The beach is spectacular and right outside your door. The furnishings very comfortable. If you are looking for that special place...this is it!
14th May, 2018
House was amazing! We had a great time and loved being so close to the beach. Home owners were so responsive to any needs and really were very easy to work with! Definitely recommend the house to anyone who wants a beach front home!
14th April, 2018
Beautiful house, excellent location
This is a beautifully decorated, comfortable house on the beach. Location for walking to restaurants, but yet not having crowds was excellent. The location for driving to shopping was also prime. There are three levels of decks and we even saw dolphins one morning. The kids loved the TV's in each of the bunks of the bunk room. Owner was great to work with and very helpful if any questions.
4th April, 2018
We had a wonderful time! Thank you.
The house was beautiful, spacious, and well decorated. It was equipped with all you need to just arrive and unwind. It was perfectly located for family fun and relaxation directly on the beach. The views of the sunrise and sunset were amazing!! The owners were great to assist when needed and very friendly.
3rd March, 2018
Excellent Business Meeting Location!
This was a fabulous location for a small team meeting. Very close to the outlets, yet in a low-traffic neighborhood. The beach was perfect and uncrowded. Check in and check out was extremely easy and owners were very responsive. The house is clean, beautiful, and looks exactly like the photos. I will definitely return to this location again, as soon as I can find another excuse for a meeting!
30th October, 2018
Best Location on Destin Beach
The property is located on the most perfect area of the beach in Destin. The walkway to the ocean is less than 20 ft, you could not be closer to the water! There are 3 levels of decks overlooking the water giving the most relaxing experience you could ask for! The property was clean and the layout was great for our smaller group or larger groups, there are plenty of beds for a big group, but if you have a smaller group, don't discount this property because the location cannot be beat! The kitchen was complete with all the tools you would need for staying in and cooking, including multiple blenders and coffee pots. But the location is within very short distance to many great eating places, so you have the best of both worlds. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property to any beach lover!
5th July, 2017
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.
15th May, 2017
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!
17th April, 2017
The Magnificat was Magnificent! Highly recommended!
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.
16th April, 2017
We had a wonderful trip with three families sharing the house. Just as pictured and plenty of room for everyone. The beach is so beautiful and it is so much better to be right on the beach. The kids loved the bunk room with a TV for each bed! We hope to return next year!!
28th March, 2017
Heaven This Side of Heaven!
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 Magnificat 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 Magnificat!
27th March, 2017
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!
27th March, 2017
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!
24th March, 2017
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!