The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Destin, Florida

Pools lined with palm trees beckon at the Henderson Lofts in Destin, Florida
Pools lined with palm trees beckon at the Henderson Lofts in Destin, Florida | Courtesy of The Henderson Lofts / Expedia
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31 August 2021

On the Florida Panhandle, just over an hour’s drive from Pensacola, Destin is known for its quartz crystal sand beaches and clear water. Make the most of the sand and sea, with a stay at one of these vacation Destin rentals – bookable with Culture Trip.

Destin may not be your go-to Florida destination, but we can all but guarantee that, from the moment you arrive, you’ll never want to leave. Lush golf courses sit beside phenomenal Gulf beaches. Adventure parks neighbor nature parks, offering a fun activity for vacationers of all ages. Don’t spend a holiday cooped up in a small hotel room. Discover all Destin has to offer, with these stunning vacation rentals.

Nantucket Rainbow Cottages by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

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Nowhere near the Cape, yet just as beachy and blissful, Nantucket Rainbow Cottages will host you 350ft (100m) away from Crystal Sands Beach. These quaint and colorful apartments have plenty of space for kids and adults to play when you all return from the beach or pool. Destin Commons is 0.5mi (0.8km) away. Here, you can buy groceries to bring back to your kitchen or dive into beer-battered cod at the underwater-themed Uncle Buck’s FishBowl & Grill.

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Ocean Paradise Luxurious Miramar Beach 5 Bd

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Pretend that you live in paradise at this charming, coastal five-bedroom home. Stark whites, beachy blues and seaside decor surround you with Gulfside Florida charm. Live like a local, and wake up to a cup of Bad Ass Coffee, hop on a FantaSea Rental Scooter, and zip up and down Scenic Highway 88 as you seek out that special spot for an envy-inducing selfie – perhaps the quartz sands of James Lee Beach?

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Ocean View Abode Luxurious 4 Bd, Walk to Beach

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Does a shopping spree sound like the perfect reprieve from the sun and sand? This luxurious four-bedroom vacation home on Miramar Beach places you within a few paces of the shore and across the street from the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Spend the morning picking out some new swimwear, then give it a dry (wet?) run back at the pool before you debut it on the white-sand beach.

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6 Bd Tropical Getaway With Pool & Beach Access

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A private pool, instant beach access and room for 21 of your closest friends? Sounds like the perfect place for a party. Celebrate with space and comfort on the balcony, terrace or poolside patio of this three-story holiday home. Hopefully, someone remembered to bring a ball to toss around on the sand, but, if you’re coming up short on something to kick, dig or catch, you’re only a short drive from shopping opportunities in Downtown Destin.

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  • Grand Caribbean Condominiums

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    Take as few steps to the pool as humanly possible at this ground-floor one-bedroom poolside condo. With the beach also right across the street, you and your crew of six might as well sleep with your swimwear on. You’ll also be thankful your mate refused to leave his rod and reel behind when he’s cooking up a fresh catch on the community grills. Buy a round next time your group wanders over for afternoon beers to the Crab Trap.

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    Beach Street Cottages

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    4.5/5 (12 Reviews)
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    Now from $140 per night

    Grab your friends for a chill stay at Beach Street Cottages in Destin. These one-bedroom suites are ideal for besties or you and your beau. Lounge about with drinks on the balcony whenever you saunter in from the shore, and raid the snack pantry in your kitchenette. You’ll love the small-town vibes of this residential area and feel like a local after one night of karaoke next door at Kenny D’s.

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    The Palms of Destin

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    Surrounded by shopping, golf, thrill rides and the beach, the spacious poolside villas at the Palms of Destin puts you within the grasp of everywhere you want to be. We have a feeling you’ll be tempted to stay on the property so you can spend all day floating in the lagoon pool, shooting hoops on the basketball court or watching your kids run wild on the playground. When the beach beckons you, it’s only a short ride away on the free shuttle.

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    The Henderson Lofts

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    3.9/5 (10 Reviews)
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    Pool access and good views are yours at the Henderson Lofts. These fine condos look and feel like the home of your dreams, with wood flooring and stainless-steel appliances. Mix in a private beach, dreamy spa services, fine seafood dining and a host of activities for adults, kids and even pets – the Henderson Lofts offer so much that you’ll want to call these condos your permanent home.

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    Looking for more recommendations? Find a hotel perfectly suited to your needs on this list of the best hotels for every traveler, and book your stay right here with Culture Trip. There’s plenty to do in the day, too; discover the best things to see and do in Destin as well as the best restaurants for enjoying a delicious meal.

    These recommendations were updated on August 31, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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