"My husband,myself, our two adult daughters and their families stayed for three nights. This home is beautiful and very well equipped. It is a ten minute walk to the beach but with the golf cart that is supplied, you can make it in a couple minutes. There is public beach parking at the beach for the golf carts. It was perfect. We had ages from 7-60 and we all felt at home. Pool area is within 2 minutes of unit. Very nice pool area. Beware of the bunk beds with tv's at the end of them. Your children will beg for some like that when you leave. There is construction of a few units going on but within a few months I would think it will be done. The construction did not pose an issue with our stay."
"We celebrated twenty years of friendship with another family in this incredible vacation home, and our stay was truly a DREAM! Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by owners, Chris and Jamie. Chris proceeded to give us a tour of the property and provided great detail of upcoming events in the area for the Fourth of July. He was more than accomodating throughout our stay and always responsive to each of our questions. We had more than enough room for ten people in this spacious home. The large kitchen table allowed us a place to share meals and lots of laughter. The children had a floor of their own that not only included two bunk rooms, an additional bedroom, and two bathrooms but also a game room with pool table and arcade game! We adults found ourselves on the top floor with plenty of privacy, a coffee bar, and balcony. From the top of the line appliances, to the tasteful furnishings, to the comfortable bedding, to the six-person golf cart, this brand new home is truly one of a kind! We didn't want to leave EMERALD DREAM and highly recommend you go see for yourself!"
My sisters and I needed a relaxing retreat after losing our mom to cancer just a few months ago. The moment we stepped into the house, we knew we picked the perfect place. This property was hands down the best vacation house we've ever rented. The house was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. Our families enjoyed every inch of the property and the breath taking beaches. The amenities of the property cover all of your desires and the location is perfect. The pictures actually don't do this house justice. The owner (Chris) was kind and helpful. I just hope vacationers take good care of the property during their visits so we can come back next year to the same lovely place!
Our stay at the Emerald Dream was amazing! Chris, the owner, came to greet us and show us around the house. He also shared feedback on sights to see and things to do. The beach was conveniently located and the golf cart was a plus. The home is well furnished, beautifully decorated and very kid friendly. The kitchen had all the essentials and cooking in the home was great. The bedding, linens and towels are of high quality. The beds are so comfortable and each room has TV's mounted on the walls. We highly recommend the Emerald dream, you will love it!!
"We were three families: 6 adults, 6 teeneagers and 2 kids. The house was just perfect for us! Very confortable and modern. The kids loved the 2nd floor with their rooms and the pool table. The golf cart was another plus that comes with the house. We also liked the pool area which was also perfect for a barbecue night. We wish to come back soon!"
"Our entire family of 15 truly loved and enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, fully loaded, luxury home! The house is spotless with tons of features,nothing but the best! The community is beautiful and just the right size! Chris and Jason where wonderful and always a text or message away. The golf cart came in handy since its a little walk to the beach but the house makes up for it!!! All in all we all had a fantastic time and everyone was already talking about booking for next year! Thank you again Chris and Jason!"
Newly built in 2018 with custom amenities throughout. This home is sure to impress with its finely appointed layout, top of the line appliances, built in arcade game system featuring 3,500 of the classic arcade games, a billiards room with a custom 8' tall solid wood barn door entering into the bunk room with custom LED lighting. Come see the newest and hottest development in Destin and stay at The Retreat today.
You are sure to impress everyone at the beach in this custom built 6 person, gas powered golf cart. No concern about charge time or fitting comfortably getting to the beach. On this, you arrive in style and comfort. The beach is only a 3 min. ride away.
Sleeping 19 in the 4 nicely appointed master suites with adjoining bathrooms. The home features one additional bedroom having 4 built in bunk beds off the billiards room with a custom 8' barn door entrance and one additional bedroom is a 4 person bunk room. The living room also features a sleeper sofa if additional bedding is needed. No expense spared, all amenities you would expect or should expect in this caliber of home.
Custom 67" Professional Series Fridge and Freezer combo is just one of the many custom feature in this spectacular home. We also provide all the major necessities, keurig machine, kitchen aid mixer, coffee maker, etc, etc. A complimentary Margaritaville margarita maker is on site as well, where most people charge extra. Anything else requested could easily be available prior to your arrival or rented prior to your arrival.
Right in the center of this beautiful new development is the absolutely stunning large community pool with outdoor tvs, picnic tables, green egg grills and even a fishing pond. Outdoor showers and bathrooms are on site as well. Don't be shy, the walk around the beautiful pond is a great place for the kiddos to cast a line and catch some small perch and bass.
The second floor game room features a built in arcade game system custom made and featuring 3500 classic arcade games and a nice pool table. The outdoor balcony overlooking the pool area is a great place to lounge and hang out with a great view and a wonderful breeze. The 3rd floor with the 3 master guest suites features a wonderful coffee bar and keureg machine and a separate balcony with a nice outdoor table to lounge in serenity alone on the top of the palace.
Celebrate Americana and the heritage of the Destin Harbor all summer long every Thursday night until August 16th. The all-American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, Live On-stage Entertainment, and FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor, followed by ‘Just Add Fire’, a unique fire spinning performance.
Entertainment: 6:30 | WWII Vintage Airshow over the Destin Harbor
7:00-9:00 | Modern Eldorados– An American Music Tribute on the Main Stage
9:00 | Fireworks Show over the Destin Harbor
9:15 | Just Add Fire on the Main Stage
9:30-Midnight | Americana Music Videos on the Main Stage
Nicknamed the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," Destin has grown into one of the most popular vacation spots on the Florida Panhandle. Founded in the 1830s, Destin used to be a sleepy fishing town until a bridge connected the skinny peninsula with Florida's mainland. With a baseline population of 13,000 residents (which inflates to 40,000-plus during the summer), this town retains an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Midwestern and Southern families flock to Destin's beaches each summer for the city's trademark bright white shores, made up of pure Appalachian quartz. This unique sand not only stays cool in the summer heat, but with the sunlight's reflection, it also gives the waters an emerald tint. Golfers traverse seaside bunkers, while kids splash in the water parks. More adventurous visitors snorkel and scuba dive off the coast or charter a boat to try their luck at deep sea fishing. After all, casting a line is an integral part of this peninsular paradise.
Nationally and internationally recognized as the Golfing Capitol of the world, Florida, is home to the worlds most recognized and celebrated courses available year round. Destin is no exception to this amazing list of accolades. With incredible golf course such as Kelly Plantation Golf Club, Regatta Bay Golf Club, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Raven Golf Club, Camp Creek Golf Club and The Links Golf Club, Destin Florida has it all. From fairways that just kiss the waters edge of the Choctawhatchee Bay to the expansive boardwalks you must cross over the marsh's and grasslands in between greens, this is the most unique and diverse selection of golf courses in just a few square miles. Come see for yourself the beauty and serenity the Destin Golf Community provides.
One of the most beautiful cozy bay front communities, Baytowne Wharf is a place for the whole family to enjoy. Like a miniature Walt Disney's Epcot, there are interactive shooting galleries, arcades, outdoor remote control boats, winter ice skating, summer fireworks on Tuesday nights, concerts regularly, magic shows, rock climbing and don't forget the incredible dining experiences that cap the night off. Baytowne Wharf is open to the public, just mention you are visiting Baytowne at the gate and they will give you a Free Pass. Parking is in a covered garage to the right of the entrance into Baytowne.
May 29th - August 14th
7:00pm - 9:30pm at the local HarborWalk Village
Who wants some beads?! Join us for Fat Tuesday every Tuesday during the summer until August 14th as HarborWalk Village transforms into "The Big Easy". Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers, and float riders tossing handfuls of beads and swag! Stay and enjoy live music on the Main Stage before the parade.
Destin has some of the finest shopping unmatched anywhere on Florida's Panhandle. Destin Commons features high fashion stores, an IMAX theatre, great dining experiences as well as a Bass Pro Shop with Uncle Bucks Bowling Alley. Silver Sands, a local outdoor strip mall, has all the great shoe and clothing options for a quick get in/get out kind of day. Lets not forget the Grande Boulevard at Sandestin which has amazing designer stores as well as another theatre and dining options. If your going to stop into The Grande Boulevard, you may as well swing over to The Villages of Baytowne Wharf which is less than 3 minutes away. Baytowne Wharf features great shopping and dining for the whole family.