Top 10 Luxury Rentals In Destin, Florida, USA - Updated 2022

luxury rental homes in destin florida
Anne Marie
Anne Marie 
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Destin is a little slice of paradise on Florida’s panhandle. Bordering the bright blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with white sand beaches and gentle waves, it is one of the most popular beach destinations in the whole state. Aside from its natural beauty, Destin is also known for being a fisherman’s paradise, with an abundance of fish in the waters off the coast. Its fame has brought dozens of attractions, like the Destin boardwalk with tons of shops and eateries, and the Big Kahuna water park. Any popular beach in Florida has its budget hotels, but when you’re visiting paradise, why not treat yourself to a deluxe accommodation instead? If you’re craving some sun and a special place to stay, read on for our list of the top 10 luxury vacation rentals in Destin, Florida, USA.

1. Oceanfront condominium with brand new renovations (from USD 384)

This luxury condominium has a prime beachfront location! The waterfront is just steps from the rental and you can hear the waves by night. There is also a balcony from which you can see sunrises, sunsets, and weekly fireworks displays over the water! If you prefer a pool to the beach, you’re in luck because this condominium complex has three pools to choose from, as well as a hot tub. Other perks of the property include a barbeque area with several grills, a tiki bar, and a game room. The condo itself is spacious and stunning, with three bedrooms that can host up to six guests. The kitchen is stocked with every utensil and appliance you could need. The host deep cleans the apartment between each renter, so you’ll be getting a hotel experience with the independence of renting your own spot!

Oceanfront luxury rental ! Newly renovated
Destin, Florida, United States
35 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
her place is wonderfully updated the beds are comfy couch is awesome and the place was sparkling clean
Cleanliness:
the condo was also really clean and stylish
the place was clean and had everything we needed for our stay
anita’s condo is beautifully decorated very clean and has a beautiful ocean view
a very nice and clean condo with space enough for 4 adults
the accommodations were exactly what we were hoping for- super clean relaxing and inviting
Host:
excellent host highly recommend
excellent host highly recommend
anita is a wonderful host
our host was incredibly sweet and so accommodating
very clear instructions from the host and prompt responses
Location:
my family and i loved this condo the location is fantastic
the location to shopping dining and fun destin activities is ideal
the pelican condo on the beach was a wonderful location
perfect spot for being right on the beach and close to everything i highly recommend it
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2. Spacious condominium with unparalleled ocean view (from USD 274)

You don’t have to stay in a large, private mansion to have a memorable visit to Destin. Check out this condo for a rental that is both luxurious and convenient! The condo is on the sixth floor with a huge balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. With lots of seating and its own wet bar, this is a spot that will be hard to tear away from. The interior of the condo comfortably accommodates six guests in two bedrooms and a sofa that converts into a queen bed. Located in the Inlet Reef Club, a community with a heated pool, two tennis courts, a sauna, and an exercise room. You’ll also be within walking distance of the beach, and guests receive beach service of an umbrella and two chairs from May to October.

Inlet Reef 612 - Beach view luxury condo in Destin
Destin, Florida, United States
124 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful gulf view nice pool and the chair service was ideal
you can enjoy the sunset on the balcony or even while sitting in the living room
another nice little feature was access to compressed air for inflating pool floats
clean and well kept with nice touches like fast internet and great tvs and super thick towels
awesome condo with the deck overlooking the pool and ocean
Cleanliness:
very clean and updated
very clean and up to date condo
it was very upscale clean and comfortable
the condo was very clean
the unit was as described and clean and nice
Host:
a welcoming host
thank you yingjie for being a wonderfully host with quick response
all of the staff was very helpful and courteous
yingjie is a great host
the host is very quick to respond and very nice
Location:
the location was perfect
this condo is a hidden gem great location and beautiful space
minutes from shopping dining and entertainment
the location was very quiet and relaxed
great location loved it all
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3. Charming condo with all the amenities (from USD 137)

This cozy beachfront studio rental may be a little small to seem luxurious, but the amenities included in your stay will change your mind. The host provides coffee, tea, and fixings as well as toiletries and cleaning supplies. They can also arrange for a service that will deliver food prior to your arrival, so you don’t have to worry about running to the grocery store as soon as you check in. You’ll feel right at home in the condo, which includes one bedroom and a sofa bed where up to four people can sleep. The condo is also with walking distance of a private beach for its gated community, and the host provides beach chairs and an umbrella so you don’t have to pack them yourself.

Sandpiper Cove: Private beach & 5 Pools
Destin, Florida, United States
236 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we absolutely loved the amenities the private beach access the heated pools and the hot tubs
enjoyed the amenities there like coffee and other things as the kitchen had everything we needed
i loved the fact that the apartment offered a coffee maker coffee creamer etc
we enjoyed the amenities of the complex like the heated swimming pool and 3 hot tubs
it was also great having access to the pools and hot tubs at the resort
Cleanliness:
very clean and well kept
very clean and very stylish
the apartment was very clean and well furnished
this was a very clean condo with a well equipped kitchen
very clean plenty of kitchen appliances to work with
Host:
hosts were responsive and helpful
annie checked in with me to assure i had everything i needed; annie was very accommodating
thank you for being a 10 star host we will be back -dakota
and a very responsive host
the host is very responsive a d check in /checkout was a breeze
Location:
the location is amazing
the location was great
the location was amazing
the location is great and everything is close to you
great place conveniently located in destin
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4. Ocean paradise condominium (from USD 327)

With all of the comforts you’ll find at home, plus amenities that make it feel like a resort, you’ll feel happy and relaxed in this condo rental. The condo is located on the sixth floor and its proximity to the ocean provides stunning water views. You can either take in the fresh air and breeze from the balcony, or from the inside through the floor to ceiling glass doors off the living room. The condo is spacious with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. In addition, a comfy sofa bed allows up to six guests to stay here. The condo is located in a private community which has two pools, one a beachside heated pool and the other a lagoon pool with a fountain and shallow area for kids. There is also a private beach for community residents and guests.

Ocean Paradise - Beach views in perfect location
Destin, Florida, United States
336 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all beds were pretty comfortable including the sofa couch
the beach access pool and all the little amenities were great
this was a great spot to stay the room has a comfy little patio with a fantastic view
beth’s condo is pretty modern and comfortable
the pools grills local perfect food (the back porch) and private parking is unseen in destin
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable apartment
the apartment was very clean including the sheets and towels
everything was clean and was decorated with great style
the place was super sparkling clean and so pretty
everything was sparkling clean and well outfitted
Host:
she really helpful throughout out trip
thank you for being a gm great host
the host was quick in response and ready to help with any issues
amazing host and beautiful condo
beth was an awesome host
Location:
great location and great scenery
this is an outstanding location
this condo is super cozy it is in a perfect location and has beach access close by
close to great food stores etc
amazing location great view and such a cute get away space
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5. Sunny and relaxing condominium with stunning views (from USD 275)

Enjoy your own little tropical oasis in this sunny condominium. The apartment is large enough to comfortably sleep six guests in two bedrooms and the living room if needed. There is a fully equipped kitchen to cook all your favorite meals, with barstools at the counter and a dining room table for seating. Relax in the cozy living room or on the balcony, which has impressive ocean views from the 12th floor. From the balcony, you’ll also be able to see the apartment complex’s huge lagoon style pool. With bridges that connect to islands in the center of the pool, and palm trees surrounding it, it’s a perfect spot to relax in between days at the beach.

“Full of Sunshine”, a 12th floor Condominium.
Destin, Florida, United States
99 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great condo with beautiful views and amazing pools highly recommend this rental
great value views and pool
loved the deck pool and hot tub
nice heated pool and hot tub this place was very relaxing would definitely go back
beautiful view incredible pool and great location such a great value
Cleanliness:
her place was super clean and cute
great pool and clean facility and apartment
spacious clean condo with beach view
fantastic condo barbara was a great host condo was super clean and inviting
the condo was clean and its layout was nice; there was plenty of space for us
Host:
onsite staff extremely helpful and friendly throughout our stay
barbara is a absolutely wonderful host
she was very helpful and was quick with a response
barbar was very helpful friendly and responsive to questions
barbara was very nice and responsive to questions
Location:
barbara’s place was perfect for our friend vacation close to everything and very convenient to the beach
it is the best place i recommend 100% everything is close i will back for sure
beach access right across the street was easily accessible with shuttle service provided if desired
wonderful place planning a trip for next year already
clean great location wonderful view we will definitely rent again wonderful tips we enjoyed the location
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6. A resort experience in a cozy condo (from USD 241)

Have a luxury resort experience with all the coziness and comforts of home. This comfy condominium has plush furniture and lots of beachy vibes like the ocean mural painted in one of the bedrooms! Here you will have enough room for six people in two bedrooms, and with two bathrooms no one will ever be waiting in line. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, three televisions, and a washer and drier. Guests have access to the condominium’s amenities, like the private beach, three pools, spa and fitness center, and even an arcade room! With 24-hour security and concierge, you’ll feel just like you’re staying at a luxury hotel.

#1 BEACH RESORT in Destin gorgeous VIEWS Best area
Destin, Florida, United States
96 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great condo with amazing views and easy access to beach pools and other resort amenities
we really enjoyed cooking breakfast and sitting on the balcony before starting our day
great location nice heated pool with plenty of lounge chairs and very short walk to the beach
warm pool and hot tub are great
Cleanliness:
the property was clean and comfortable with everything that we needed for a fantastic vacation
very clean and beautiful place to stay with great views
we had a great time condo was very clean good size and great views
very clean and conveniently located with lots of things to do
clean and very accessible to beach and pools
Host:
the host was always responsive
owner is very kind and communicating very well if you have questions
giovanna is a great host very attentive and quick to respond to any questions
and excellent host thank you giovanna
hostess was quite responsive and quick to address any questions we had
Location:
awesome location close to everything
perfect location close to the beach
great location minutes walk to the beach
the location of the condo is great
close to the beach with just a free tram ride or 10 minute walk
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7. Large home ideal for traveling with kids

This lovely rental home is a great choice whether you’re traveling with children or a large group of friends. It can comfortably sleep up to 14 guests in the 4 bedrooms and convertible sofas in the living room. Two of the bedrooms have king size beds and one has four bunk beds, perfect for kids! There is a gourmet kitchen with a window into the living room which makes a great place to gather around meals. You’ll also love relaxing on the covered upstairs balcony, or downstairs on the patio. A covered part of the patio has a table and chairs where you can dine alfresco, and there are more seats on a terrace with a fire pit for late night s’mores or drinks.

Call to book beachfront w/Snowbird special: $83.50/night!
15 reviews
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Private secure and comfortable Very little foot traffic on the beach
Only thing that occurred that concerned us was the power outage that we experienced one evening
Well stocked kitchen comfortable beds 100 yards from the steps to the beach Absolutely perfect for a great vacation
had the bunk beds been twins instead )
It was equipped with everything we needed to make our week perfect
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and just right for our family
It was very clean and comfortable with the exception of the outside trash cans needing to be bleached and clean because the foul smell was extremely strong the minute we got out our vehicle and eve...
it is not exactly toddler friendly
and it was everything we wanted
We were 5 adults and 1 teen and fit well in this beach house and had individual privacy
Host:
The home had so many extras
the check-in process what was expected while there and checkout was clearly communicated Very helpful
Maintenance was prompt when we had a door lock issue
We had such a wonderful experience working with Compass Resorts
The house was phenomenal & totally exceeded our expectations We will will definitely be returning & look forward to working with Compass Resorts
Location:
We loved the location of this gated community
One block from beach and pool Very convenient to everything
The location and amenities were great
The walk was short to get to the beach and pool
we love that quite hours began at 10pm and that they have someone at the gate plus monitor the pool Great neighborhood to walk or ride bikes in
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8. Pretty home with a completely private pool

This charming home is full of sunny Florida hospitality. It is a two-story house with balconies on both levels, surrounded by swaying palm trees, and painted light pink for a carefree vibe! Inside, the home can sleep nine guests in its three bedrooms. There is a spacious living room and a full kitchen so you’ll feel right at home. This is the only luxury rental on this list where guests have access to their own private pool! The in-ground pool has a large surrounding deck for sunbathing and a grill for cooking up your catch of the day. The beach is only a couple of blocks away, and the rental comes with a wagon so you can bring your gear back and forth with ease.

A Dose of Destin
Destin, Florida, United States
74 reviews
Entire house 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the decor is beautiful and my family loved the pool katie answered every question promptly
pool was great as well - wish it was heated for the chilly spring weather
perfect for families a private pool was really nice for us to enjoy
the home and amenities are clean well maintained and our family especially enjoyed the pool
my family enjoyed having their own beds and our private pool
Cleanliness:
clean roomy beautiful home
the place was so clean and beautiful
the house is beautiful and clean inside and out and the rooms are very spacious
a dose of destin was amazing we walked in to a sparkling clean charming house
a dose of destin is absolutely gorgeous sparkling clean and has everything you could need and more
Host:
overall a superb host and awesome stay
the owner was easy to reach and responded very quickly with any questions or needs that we had
host very easy to communicate with
most importantly katie is a great host she was very available both before and during our trip
she was very friendly and always responded within a few minutes
Location:
nice place close to everything
excellent location within 5-10 minutes walking distance to the beach
great house and great location
comfortable beds and convenient location
easy walk to the beach plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby
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9. Gorgeous villa with access to private beach

Staying in this luxurious private home will give you a taste of how the other half lives! This beautiful home has impressive columns on its exterior, which will make you feel like you’re staying in a small mansion. The home is just as breathtaking inside, with crisp décor accented by turquoise blue artworks and sparkling chandeliers. Up to 12 guests can stay in the 5 bedrooms without feeling crowded. The home has an open-concept living area which includes a large kitchen with dining counter, living room, and dining table. For rainy days, play at the pool table or relax on one of the covered porches outside. The home is adjacent to the gated community’s swimming pool, and even has its own private beach just a few steps away!

Massive Entertainment Space - 30 Yards to Beach - Next door to Pool!
31 Calypso Cay
16 reviews
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

10. Elegant palazzo-style home

This home’s elegant interior plus its terracotta roof bring to mind a palazzo on the shores of the Mediterranean. Inside, the house has ornate furnishings like travertine stone floors, coffered ceilings, crown molding and baseboards, and 14 foot (4.26 meter) high ceilings. Spread out over three floors, the home comfortably sleeps, 12 guests. Several of the bedrooms have their own private bathroom, and each has its own television. In addition to a gourmet kitchen with a six-burner stove and double ovens, there is a wet bar on each floor for mixing a simple nightcap. As if the amenities of the home weren’t enough, the hosts generously provide guests with passes for daily activities in the area like pool admission, deep sea fishing, and water park admission!

Private Beach | Community pool | FREE fun pass | Palazzo by the Sea @ Destiny by the Sea
9 reviews
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
No master closet was strange
but the elevator is not accessible to guests either
Beautiful home with more than enough space for 3-4 couples
and it was kinda rough on me
The home was clean Not having access to the elevator was difficult and the lack of trash cans in the bathrooms was noticeable
Cleanliness:
The beds were comfortable and the house was very clean
Host:
updated close to the beach and the pool
It would've been nice to know that not only is the garage not accessible
We will look for a home with a garage next time for a beach vacation
I so glad we chose this beautiful home and had our wedding in Destin Florida
The setup of the house worked well for our family as everyone had their own separate spaces
Location:
Booking the house was also a very easy process
Our area was very quite convenient and easy accessible to everything from restaurants
This house was in the perfect neighborhood with a very short walk to the beach
but this was our first stay in Palazzo by the Sea and the Destiny by the Sea neighborhood
This is our second time to stay in this neighborhood Great location beautiful beach
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Stay in style in Destin

It doesn’t matter how large a rental is, or how extravagant it appears: the thing that makes a vacation rental truly luxurious is when everything is taken care of for you! What makes a vacation the most relaxing and enjoyable is when your accommodation has everything you need and more than you anticipated. If it happens to be a stunningly beautiful home as well, that makes it even better!

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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