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10 Destin vacation rentals directly on the beach

Aside from all the land + water adventures ready to be had, the best part about vacationing in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida is the beach. Close the gap between you and the beckoning emerald waters with a vacation rental that gives you prime beachfront realty—even if it’s just for a couple of days.

Resort Quest

ResortQuest by Vacasa offers vacation rentals on the beach at stunning locations with gulf-front access. Vacationers can plan the best ways to relax from the comfort of resorts like TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort. Its 52 acres boast a nature preserve, poolside amenities, and a top-rated tennis program. Wyndham also features private home and condo rentals if you want your stay to be more of a getaway.

Five Star

With over 200 private homes, Five Star Properties delivers a one-of-a-kind vacationing experience for those traveling to the powder-soft sandy beaches of Destin, Florida. Their rentals also have pet-friendly locations for your four-legged traveling companion. Five Star’s unique approach to greeting their guests upon check-in comes with in-house concierge services and free passes to events and activities, including discounts for restaurants and golf.


Need a place on the beach, but you’re torn between cozy and comfortable or lavish and large? Newman-Dailey Resort Properties provide a wide variety of properties for you and your party to explore along the Gulf coast. Newman-Dailey also provides up to four bikes with your rental. Feel free to explore scenic views as you pedal around visiting local shops without having to worry about traffic.

Brooks and Shorey Resorts

Situated on the Island, locally owned vacation rentals on the beach, Brooks and Shorey cater to a wide variety of stays. From studios to three-bedroom condos and penthouses, staying on the Island brings you closer to the excitement at The Island Pier and the cuisine of the boardwalk.

Southern Vacation Rentals

What do Crystal Beach, Frangista Beach, and Miramar Beach all have in common? They all have the word beach in them! Southern Vacation Rentals’ locations put you near the water, but also put you closer to Destin’s other huge draw, shopping and restaurants. With rental locations sprinkled across Sandestin, you’re only a skip away from great food and even better savings at Silversands Outlets.

Compass Resorts

Compass Resorts welcome you with three resorts and a myriad of private homes for you to enjoy. Their headliner attraction, The Palms of Destin Resort at Henderson Beach has a tropical lagoon with multiple pools, and its very own American bistro for poolside dining and cocktails while you bathe in the sun.

Jetty East

Embark on an adventure at Holiday Isle! Catch some surf on a paddleboard or try your hand at surf fishing with the family. The real draw to Jetty East’s location is the proximity to snorkeling along the jetty in crystal clear waters where you’ll see tropical fish and crustaceans swimming among the rocks.

Kimberly Lang Vacation Rentals

Looking for a more personal touch? Kimberly Lang has been in the business for nine years and offers skilled customer service to all clients. Properties are tailored to fit the needs of guests and they now offer a pontoon boat rental for you and your family to get out on the water.

Ocean Reef Resorts

For large group vacation rentals on the beach, look no further than Ocean Reef Resorts. Offering home rentals to suit the spatial needs of families who like to feel more than at home away from their home, amenities include high-speed internet, in-ground swimming pools, and gulf-front views. Not to mention being a stone’s throw away from Destin’s premium restaurants and golf courses.

Salt Water Vacations

The Inn at Crystal Beach is just one of Salt Water Vacation’s top-rated condos. This four-bedroom/bath accommodates up to 14 guests and features a wrap-around kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Walk out onto private patios from both the living room and master bedroom at your leisure and soak up the sun, or ask about one of their other locations.

Events in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

It’s always the best time of the year to visit Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mild temperatures and warm gulf waters make the area enjoyable no matter the season. And with a running lineup of exciting local events and festivals, there’s always something to do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!

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