5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | Beach Access | Private Pool | Private Hot Tub | Sleeps 16-18
Dunes of Destin – Destin Area Vacation Home
Casa di Amore (formerly The Love Shack)
Complimentary Beach Service Included March 1st – October 31st 2014
Casa di Amore (formerly The Love Shack at The Dunes of Destin)
The new name for this popular Dunes of Destin Vacation home reflects the total renovation for 2010. The Love Shack has received a complete upgrade to the Master Suites and Baths, Guest Bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Areas, Flooring and the pool deck and Balconies. The Love Shack has... truly been transformed to the Casa di Amore and could almost be considered “new” given the volume of work completed and new furnishings added. The dramatic change makes the home deserving of a new name to commensurate with its new elegant, luxury design and upscale décor.
If you are a past guest of The Love Shack, you are going to be blown away by the new and improved Casa di Amore and if you are new to the home, be assured; your experience here will be memorable and keep you and your family coming back year after year.
Welcome to Casa Di Amore (formerly The Love Shack) at the Dunes of Destin
Bedding Summary: Sleeps 16-18
Master Bedroom: King Suite – Top Floor with neighborhood/Gulf view balcony
Second Master: King Suite – Top Floor with poolside-lake/view balcony
Third Bedroom: Queen – 2nd Floor off kitchen and living area
Fourth Bedroom: King with pool and lake view
Fifth Bedroom: Two sets of Full/Twin Bunks and 2 twin trundles (2dbls/4twins)
Living area: Queen Sleeper Sofa
Casa Di Amore is located within the community of The Dunes of Destin in Destin, Florida. The Dunes of Destin is considered central Destin and is located near Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Pelican Beach Resort, and close to the intersection of Gulf Shore Boulevard and Highway 98. The Dunes of Destin has established itself as one of Destin’s most desired vacation communities. Offering 675 feet of pristine white beaches, a lake complete with a walking bridge, and a community pool, this community is perfect for vacationing families.
Having undergone a complete renovation in 2009-2010 Casa Di Amore (formerly The Love Shack) is practically brand new for 2010. No area of the home was left untouched and the transformation is truly astounding.
Designed and renovated with a beach lifestyle in mind, Casa Di Amore boasts 3,500 square feet, Five Large Bedrooms, Full Size Pool and Hot Tub, Large Pool/Lakeside Balconies and the living, dining and kitchen are arranged in an open floor plan allowing room for the whole group to gather without feeling cramped. Casa Di Amore is situated directly on the south side of the lake in The Dunes of Destin offering fantastic and relaxing views of the lake, its lighted fountains and wildlife. The home is located just steps away from the community’s beach access point granting access to the beautiful white sand beaches and the Emerald Coast’s tranquil blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Casa Di Amore at The Dunes of Destin is furnished as follows:
The ground level of Casa Di Amore is home to two large bedrooms. The first of which has a King Size Bed and Private Bath. This guest room grants direct access to the Pool Deck and views of the pool deck and lake can be enjoyed through the large glass areas of the doors and windows. The Private Bath has a Walk-in shower finished in travertine tile. The 2nd bedroom is the Bunk Room has two sets of Bunk Beds with full size beds on the bottom and twin size on the top. There are also two Twin Trundle Beds under the full size beds bringing the number of kids this room can accommodate to eight. The Bunk Room also has a Private Bath with a Walk-in Shower done in travertine tile. Both bedrooms feature LCD TVs. There is a Covered Patio area just off these two bedrooms that leads out onto the Full Size Private Pool and Hot Tub surrounded by plenty of sundeck space and patio furniture. (Heat for the pool and hot tub are an optional extra fee). The Two Car Garage is located on this floor and there is room in the driveway for two to four more cars depending on their size.
The Foyer on the 2nd floor welcomes you and grants immediate access to the stairway up to the Master Suites on the 3rd floor, a Half Bath is just off the entry and the Living, Kitchen and Dining area. The Living Area has a Queen Size Sofa Bed and comfortable lounging furniture. The electronics include a large 46” LCD TV, DVD, and Surround Sound System. The Wi-Fi router is also located in this area. The Dining Area features a Dining Table capable of seating eight persons, there is seating at the Kitchen Bar and just off the Dining Room on the Covered Patio is another table that can be used for dining. The whole group can easily enjoy meals together. The Kitchen has been completely redone and now features Granite Counter Tops, GE Profile Appliances, Gas Cook Top on the Island Bar, and brand new Thomasville Cabinets. Step outside onto the Large covered and completely renovated Patio that overlooks the Pool, Hot Tub and Lake.
The 3rd floor is truly a sanctuary and offers two full Master Suites. The first is located on the front side of the house has a Private Balcony that looks out over the neighborhood and offers limited views of the Gulf of Mexico. The private Master Bath attached to this suite is large and features a Garden Tub and Walk-in Shower. The Walk-in Shower has been upgraded to include 8, yes, 8 Body Spray Heads and two Shower Heads. This is the definitive shower for a Master Suite. The 2nd Master Suite is on the lake side of the home, has a Private Bath and offers access to the large Lake Front Balcony overlooking the Private Pool, Hot Tub and Lake. The large Master Bath features a Garden Tub and a Walk-in Shower done in glass and travertine and has 4 Body Spray Heads and 2 Shower Heads.
Accommodating up to 18, home is great for extended families or larger groups seeking a great vacation home in the Destin area. Make Casa di Amore your choice for the next family beach getaway. You will be glad you did.
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
Spacious Sun Deck Around the Pool
Lake Front Home with limited Gulf-Views
Private Community Beach Access
Gas BBQ Grill
Large Covered Balconies and Porch
Private Parking for 4/6 vehicles
Lake Walking Bridge
Additional amenities include: golf nearby, tennis, fishing, watersports.Read more
Left on 05/03/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Multiple Family Vacation
I don't even think the word amazing gives justice to our stay at Casa Di amore. Upon arrival the house was even better than expected, the pictures on the website do not give it justice. The management was very nice and very responsive to any needs we had, could not have asked for better service. We had a group of 17 staying in the home, 10 kids from age 2 - 13, and 7 adults, we had plenty of room for a comfortable stay.
After reading some of the reviews before we got to the house I was kind of concerned about hot water and management, but that was very short lived, no worries after an hour of being there. The hot water issue was not an issue at all, you have to let the water warm up for a minute and the whole house cannot take showers at the same time, which is normal for any home. The management was very nice and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed.
All in all it was the best vacation I have had to date, would use their service and home again anytime. The house is nicely stocked with anything u need, and the location is perfect for shopping, the beach, or just relaxing by the lake.
Nice place to stay.
Left on 02/29/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Dean
This place has very nice amenities. The only problem we had was with the upstairs shower in the master bedroom on the left. The hot water was very inconsistent by going hot to cold while taking a shower.
Left on 06/01/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Debbie
Have been vacationing in Destin for 9 years or so. Love the area... we (with kids and grandkids) stay in a different rental house each year. I must say, Casa Di amore in Dunes of Destin is probably my favorite because of the combination of great house with a great location. We have never stayed in that area before. Absolutely loved it! Compass Resorts and the owner were very nice and accommodating. Thanks for a great time in Destin!
Family friendly, yet private.
Left on 04/06/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Laurie Reasoner
The staff at Compass Resorts is excellent! They did everything possible to make our stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. We had a problem with the pool but the staff at Compass Resorts stayed on top of it until it was fixed and communicated with us the entire time. Service from them was outstanding!! We will use Compass Resorts again in the future. The home is well layed out with every room having their own private bath, loved!! Loved having a pool with a short walk to the beach. Nice, comfortable home. The only thing that I can think to suggest to make our stay better is if they had beach toys for our use (we flew to Florida), and an elevator (haha). We love Dunes of Destin. We stay in this community every year. Family oriented. We will always stay in Dunes fo Destin! We would stay in this house again!
Port Richey, FL
A fabulous family vacation
Left on 08/25/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | The Babbino's
This was one of the best family vacations we had... The house was beautiful - everything we were told it was - the pictures did not lie! It was extremely clean, the location was great and the beach was awesome... we have decided to make it an annual family event and to definitely always stay in the Dunes of Destin!
Baton Rouge, LA
Nice Vacation Home
Left on 07/22/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Trendsic Corp
Great place, lovely home. Very close to the beach. Would not hesitate to use Casa Di amore again.
St. Martinville, Louisiana
Left on 07/15/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | LeBlanc Family
We arrived on a Saturday just as housekeeping was finished cleaning. The home was all & more than we expected. It is a beautiful home, we loved the big kitchen, there was plenty seats available throughout the home & patio. We loved the upgrades in the bathroom. The pool was nice and clean, we loved the deck out back, we even caught a few fish, but threw them back. We had 16 people throught out the week and our time in Destin was very memoriable.
We did have a couple complaints, we did not have wrist bands to use the beach area assigned to us on the 4th of July. The association said you (Compass Resort)were responsible for getting it for us, and your staff said they( the association) were supposed to supply us with wrist bands, we were told we had to leave the beach area and not return until we had the wrist bands (Per Julie from the association). Your staff tried to contact the manager all day and no one returned her call. After explaining to the kids we could not go on the beach, we ended up coming back to the house and made good use of the pool. We are very thankful for the refund from Compass Resort regarding this issue, your staff was very polite and professional. Also, there was alot of clutter in the garage we could only fit one small car and we had to use the house next doors drive way because our cars were in the street.
We plan to visit Destin area again this time next year. If your homes are available let us know.
Thanks, Charles LeBlanc & Family
Almost What We Envisioned
Baton Rouge, LA
Potentially great, but didn't live up to it...
Left on 06/10/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Almost What We Envisioned
The house is still being renovated. We had to call twice about leaks from the third floor shower into the kitchen on the second floor. The second time it was like a monsoon and it kept us up half of the night. Besides that, it would have been a great trip.
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