|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Description from the manager
Make your dream vacation a reality at the beautiful Destiny East community in our Destiny Dreaminghome. Walk to the beach or travel by private golf cart to the wonderful community amenities. With two separate living areas, it is an ideal vacation home for families traveling together. 2,560 Square Feet Bed sizes: First Floor Living Room-Queen Sleeper Sofa Second Floor Master Bedroom-King Second Bedroom-King Third Bedroom-(2) Fulls Master Bedroom Has a Private Balcony 2 Living Areas Corian® Countertops 4 TVs...Read more
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|Rate Summary||$140 - $420||$140 - $420||$850 - $2,515||$0||3 nights|
|May. 24 2013 - Jun. 28 2013||$335||$335||$1,995||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Jul. 5 2013||$400||$400||$2,395||-||3 nights|
|Jul. 6 2013 - Aug. 2 2013||$335||$335||$1,995||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 3 2013 - Sep. 1 2013||$240||$240||$1,445||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 2 2013 - Sep. 27 2013||$175||$175||$1,045||-||3 nights|
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|Sep. 28 2013 - Oct. 12 2013||$190||$190||$1,150||-||3 nights|
|Oct. 13 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$175||$175||$1,045||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 1 2013 - Feb. 28 2014||$140||$140||$850||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 1 2014 - Mar. 7 2014||$226||$226||$1,360||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 8 2014 - Mar. 21 2014||$252||$252||$1,496||-||3 nights|
|Mar. 22 2014 - Apr. 11 2014||$273||$273||$1,633||-||3 nights|
|Apr. 12 2014 - May. 22 2014||$226||$226||$1,360||-||3 nights|
|May. 23 2014 - Jun. 27 2014||$352||$352||$2,095||-||3 nights|
|Jun. 28 2014 - Jul. 4 2014||$420||$420||$2,515||-||3 nights|
|Jul. 5 2014 - Aug. 8 2014||$352||$352||$2,095||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 9 2014 - Sep. 1 2014||$252||$252||$1,517||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 2 2014 - Sep. 26 2014||$184||$184||$1,097||-||3 nights|
|Sep. 27 2014 - Oct. 10 2014||$200||$200||$1,208||-||3 nights|
|Oct. 11 2014 - Oct. 31 2014||$184||$184||$1,097||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 1 2014 - Feb. 28 2015||$147||$147||$893||-||3 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
The picture of the outside of this home does not do it justice. The entire outside has been painted a darker color and looks wonderful!!! In fact, had it not been for the address posted above the garage, we would not have known this was the house we booked. Destiny Dreaming is spacious, clean, neatly decorated and in a great location. Comes with a golf cart, which the kids loved. The neighborhood has a front and back entrance so there's easy access to Scenic Hwy 98 as well as Emerald Coast Parkway. Check in was a breeze - only went to rental office to pick up & drop-off keys to the golf cart. Key-less entry into the home. Visit Destin 2-3 times a year and spend every New Year's Eve here. Will definitely book this home again.
Best Experience Ever!!!
Destiny Dreaming is a beautiful home! My husband and I decided to rent this home for our wedding weekend. The house is very spacious and decorated beautifully. The house was extremely clean and very well stocked. We were able to host a small gathering for our rehearsal dinner and our family and friends loved the host. The golf cart and grill was a wonderful addition to the home. We plan renting again really soon!!! Thanks Southern Vacation Rentals!!!
Very nice and relaxing
Very nice house. It was perfect place to stay not too big and not too small. Gas grill outside was not all that great and we love to grill outside so weren't able to grill out like we planned but it worked. Loved the convenience of the golf cart. My girls had a blast! Unfortunately when we left we forgot an Iphone and it was not turned in to SVR :(. We had already left the property when we realized it but we cked out at 7am Saturday morning and the SVR office was closed. Checked with them today and it was not turned in to lost and found. Not in my car so it had to be in the house. Was hoping someone honest would find it when cleaning the house. :(
Dirty,dirty,dirty!!! Soon as we got there cockroaches where in the house and we we called they acted like it wasn't a big deal and would get it sprayed. Somebody was supposed to call back the next day and never did so we had to call again and kept getting the runaround. Finally some people came to spray it a couple days later. We lifted up the couch cushions and there was trash all down in it from spoiled cheese to candy bar wrappers!! Was the first time we got a house for the week and spent extra money for what we thought would be a great experience. Southern vacation rentals could have tried and done something to compensate us for a horrific vacation but I guess they don't care. Not one person from management even called to see how we where doing after all that. Do not deal with these people you will regret it!!!
Response from Southern Vacation Rentals - 08/21/2012
Southern Vacation Rentals is committed to providing our guests with quality services and facilities. We sincerely regret that you feel that we fell short of our goal in this instance. The report for pest Control came into our office Saturday, July 21 at 9:44 P.M. This was reported to the HOA on Sunday morning, July 29, a day all HOA offices are closed. On Monday, July 30, HOA contacted our office to advise that they no longer handled this contract. Southern immediately contacted a vendor and they came out to spray that same day. The actions taken on your behalf was done to bring a sense of resolution in a timely manner that was available. We did not receive any additional calls during your stay for the cleanliness or we would have been happy to send a cleaner to go back and tend to these issues. Again, thank you for your comments. Guest Services
Absolutely wonderful experience. Exceeded all our expectations.
Destiny Nightmare due to unprofessional or no services provided
I was disappointed with the house and Southern Vacation Rentals (SVR) lack of customer services. The week rent was not cheap ($2674.70) but SVR service was.
As soon as we entered the house, we heard a loud alarm sound coming from the kitchen. Turned out it was the range - malfunction/broken. It couldn't be turned off. We contacted SVR Sunday morning and a contracted repairman came to see what the problem was, not to fix it. He advised us to contact SVR again on Monday. He was able to turn off the alarm by turning off the range's breaker. My husband came to SVR office Monday morning to report the problem and explained that the range does not work - stove top & oven. Then the guest service lady rudely replied "Unfortunately things do break.” and that was all she said. No "We'll take care of it, sorry for the inconvenience.” which was what should have been said. It didn't break during our stay; it broke before we got there. We rented this house with a functional kitchen; if no kitchen, then we would have rented it for less. We have an infant and toddlers whose meals need to be cooked. How can a family function in a house with a broken range/kitchen??? Later that day, other repairman came and disabled the range's alarm. The range was not fixed. No call from any SVR personnel. We tried to make the most of it by cooking from the grill's side burner for the rest of our stay. I could have called SVR management several times a day to get it fix but that would ruin my vacation. I shouldn't demand for services which should have rendered nor begged SVR personnel to do their job.
The house interiors (fixtures and kitchen gadgets) are cheap and not up to standard. Many gadgets do not work (DVD players, boom box, etc.) The shower head in master bath is old and almost non-functional. With all the beds provided, it could only sleep 8, not 10, unless someone sleeps on the couch or floor.
I will not vacation with SVR or FlipKey in the future.
Family w/ young children
Very nice and affordable
This was a very nice home close to the beach. The community had lots of amenities for the children. Our kids loved having their own beds with their own flat screened tv in their room. Lots of room for a family of 5 plus 2 grandparents. Nice, upscale community in which our kids loved having a golf cart to ride in.
I came with my girlfriends for the very first time and enjoyed every moment. The house was so lovely that we did not even want to leave. Destiny Dreaming was such a convenient location, we didn't have to travel far to go places! Loved it very much and will definitely return!!!
Awesome house but grill doesn't work
Destiny Dreaming was perfect for my family of 4! The house was very clean, decorated nicely, and well stocked. The furniture is high-quality (not like most places we've rented). The beach umbrella was broken and the gas grill never got hot enough to use (needs to be replaced) but everything else was great! The house could use a few, minor repairs (door handles, garage door very loud). We loved use of the golf cart, but there should be a way to sign the waiver on-line so that you don't have to make two trips to the rental office to get and drop off the key. The house was close to everything and being in a gated community made us feel safe and pampered (although the code given to us didn't state that we had to add a # symbol to get in... had to figure that out). Loved the keyless entry to the house! The community center and staff were very friendly and the pool/hot tub/tennis were wonderful. The theater could use a bit of maintenance (clean up the back from junk and adjust the focus on the screen). Overall, other than some minor stuff, the house was awesome, and we would rent it again! One of the most relaxing weeks ever! Thanks!!!
Restful and entertaining
We had a wonderful stay at Destiny Dreaming over spring break. Plenty of activities available for all the grandchildren to keep them busy and entertained. Beautiful scenery and home to rest in as well as great shopping close by. Peaceful nights and entertaining days!
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
This was our best trip to Destin yet! Destiny Dreaming house was amazing! The clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts and golf cart was an added bonus! Being so close to the beach and all the restaurants was incredible. So incredible that I am thinking of moving here one day! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home! We felt like we were on top of the world here!
Beautiful home, perfect location, great amenities
We were able to move our week from Sunday to Sunday, which we appreciated as we had two grad students with us who had limited time to stay with us. Craig in office was wonderful to open door and give me key to the golf cart on Sunday! We changed a few light bulbs that were blown, called to report coffee pot not working (Monday morning)(and as we had one like it at home, we knew how it worked) -- they brought us a new one within hours -- and we reported that the smoke alarm was chirping and needed a battery change (and this was on Sunday when we checked in). Because of the heighth of the ceiling, we couldn't change it and a gentleman came and changed it quickly as well -- on a Sunday! Great visit as usual, as this was second time we have stayed here.
Now -- new question -- as parents are aging and stairs are difficult, do you have any other homes for rent in this area (Destiny East)? We need at least one bedroom on the main floor, others can be upstairs. Thanks.
An excellent vacation home rental in a great neighborhood
We have stayed at Destiny Dreaming on three separate occasions. In July we were delighted to invite extended family over for a great July 4th celebration. With the extra bedrooms and hugh kitchenfor cooking, it was truely a family celebration. In September, we stayed for the Labor Day holiday. We always find this home clean, inviting and comfortable. We have stayed here so much we consider this our "vacation home."
Still Destiny Dreaming
The best family vacation yet!!
The property was well kept. There was more than enough space for our family. The beach was within walking distance. We were able to shop and relax. I highly recommend this property.
St. Peters, MO
The house was awesome!
We loved the accommodations. The check-in and check-out process was painless. The house was beautiful, as well as the location. It was quiet yet close to other activities, well equipped with modern conveniences and in great condition. The pool was within walking distance and had a relaxing and comfortable environment. We loved having our own private golf cart. And, on top of it all we lucked out with the weather.
Wake Forest, NC
Helped make our Honeymoon an unforgettable experience!
My wife and I were married on March 27th of this year, and had reserved one of the Southern Resorts properties some 3 months in advance. Unfortunately, the original property we booked became unavailable only 3 days before our wedding, and consequently, our check-in date. I had visions of a nightmare experience forming in my mind, but Southern Resorts made my actual experience completely stress-free and painless. They upgraded us to the house of our choice without any additional cost. They would get an A+ for that alone, but it only got better.
Sometimes a property looks good online, but there's always that small chance that it won't meet your expectations when you get there. Our expectations were high, largely because what we saw online looked so beautiful and inviting. I must say, Southern Resorts did not disappoint. Destiny Dreaming is every bit as charming and relaxing as it appears on the virtual tour on the website. The interior was beautifully decorated, which is not what you get with a lot of vacation rental homes. There were rich woods, vibrant colors accented by darker decorative pieces, and a uniqueness to each room that made you feel that the owners and managers actually cared about the house and the guests who would be staying. Although we didn't use the back patio much, my wife and I would have loved to have breakfast out there some day. Unfortunately, the mornings were a little cool; but no worries, we enjoyed having breakfast in the kitchen.
The private golf cart was great, although again, we mostly drove our rental car and/or walked. I really enjoyed having access to the club house and its workout facilities. If you're active and don't like missing your lifting time, this is a real plus.
Finally, couldn't have asked for a better location for beach access except a house directly on the beach. We were only minutes from a great beach, and went there almost every day. I hope that I'm able to come back to this spot in the near future - A+ for sure!
Great vacation home!
Loved the spacious, particularly the two living areas. Small bedroom was very small, given that it has two double beds in it. Suggested that owners add a brigher bulb as this room only has one very dim overhead light and only one lamp -- like being in a cave. But that is literally our own suggestion, as the home is lovely and in a perfect location for us. We'll be back next year!
orange county, ca
Plenty of room for a big family
This place was great. It's nearly a ten minute walk to the beach, but the
house is worth it. The go cart and the free movies were awesome.
Best vacation I ever had!
The house was beautiful! It was very nicely decorated and there was plenty of room for everyone. Everyone wants to do it again next year!
Four Years and Counting
We first rented through Southern Resorts in 2006 and have returned to the Destin area every season since. We have rented Destiny Dreaming twice and can say without a doubt that it has everything a family could ask for in a vacation home. It boasts large bedrooms, multiple baths, a large kitchen, and a golf cart that can be driven on the road (very convenient for the beach). The amenities offered through the Destiny East community were also very nice. The staff at Southern Resorts has always provided us with everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. A++
A very comfortable vacation experience
We loved staying 7 nights at Destiny Dreaming. We liked it so much that we booked for next year upon check-out. The home was very clean and had all of the ammenities that we needed except for the garage door opener (but that was no problem).
Only suggestion that I have is to make sure that the cleaning staff do not have access to the door codes until after the 10 am check out time. We were lying in bed at 8:30 am when the front door opened and someone identifying herself has the cleaning staff came into the home. This scared me to death. Not a healthy thing in today's world!
Response from Southern Vacation Rentals - 11/22/2010
Guest reviews are a high priority to Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals, and we greatly appreciate you taking time out of your day to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed Destiny Dreaming and all of the amenities. I am sorry to hear you had an early awakening from our cleaning crew. We have addressed this with our cleaning crew to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We look forward to accommodating all of you again, and we thank you for putting your trust in Southern Resorts for your vacation getaway.
Great for entertaining
Loved the home, great space and the kitchen was top notch with all the bells and whistles. Great for the guest that enjoys cooking! We had a wonderful time and the house was beautiful, our only wish was that there was ample seating outdoors for dining and entertaining.
Betsy Layne, Ky
January 9, 2009 My husband and I recently stayed November and December at Destiny Dreaming and loved it. It was furnished beautiful. We were so near the beach we could have walked but loved the goff cart instead. My daughter came to visit for Christmas and truly loved it also. We hope to come back this Nov. and Dec. and will enjoy our stay again. Satisfied Guest. Carol Mc