4 Story Dunes of Destin – Destin Area Vacation Home
Complimentary Beach Service Included March 1st – October 31st 2014
This 6,800 square foot Gulf-front home is an icon vacation rental in Destin and is located within the highly sought after gated community of The Dunes of Destin. Jewel in the Sand was completely renovated in 2010 and the improvements are truly stunning. With three living areas and the capacity to sleep up to 28 people, a huge kitchen and dining area, this home is perfect for vacationing groups such as family gatherings, weddings, reunions and traditional beach vacations. The home features a great sundeck on the ground level, two large covered Gulf-front Balconies, and the fourth floor balcony offers both covered space and a sundeck. New large screen LCD and Plasma TVs have been placed throughout the home. There is a community pool just steps away from the house.
Jewel in the Sand is located directly on the beach in the Dunes of Destin and offers Gulf-front views from three large balconies and many of the interior rooms. Completely renovated both interior and exterior in 2010, the house has been upgraded to travertine floors, improved bathrooms, new carpet, new furniture, new kitchen, and much more. This home has truly been elevated to the next level.
Jewel in the Sand is furnished as follows:
This level of the home provides a brick paver sundeck and BBQ area sheltered by a rolling sand dune. The Private Beach Boardwalk is accessed from this level making getting to the beach a snap. There is a living area along the Gulf side of this level with a Queen Sleeper Sofa, 65” TV, efficiency kitchen area complete with mini fridge. There are three bedrooms and two baths on this floor. There is a bedroom with Queen size bed, one with a King size bed and a bunk room that has four sets of Bunk Beds, each with a Full size bed on the bottom and a Twin size on the top. There is room to park four cars in the driveway, on street parking is not permitted in the community, please inquire about additional parking if needed.
The second floor has a Gulf-front living area, an 85” TV and surround sound. The kitchen and dining areas are also located on this floor. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel GE Profile appliances and glass cook top on the island, a double oven and is fully equipped with dishes and cookware. There is a dining area with a large custom table and both the kitchen and the dining area offer Gulf and beach views. Off the kitchen is a large dining room with a dining table and there are bar stools for the kitchen bar. The second floor tiled balcony can be accessed off the living room. The balcony has plenty of seating, is covered and spacious.
This floor is home to the Master Suite and a guest bedroom with King size bed and private bath. The Master Suite is true luxury and features a King size bed, large TV, and the Master bath has an elevated whirlpool tub with views of the Gulf. The Master Bath also has a large glass walled shower, dual vanities and his and her water closets. There is a large Gulf-front balcony with plenty of room for relaxing and taking in the views with morning coffee or afternoon cocktails.
4th FloorThe top floor of Jewel in Sand has a writing desk in the foyer at the top of the stairs and opens into the third living area. The living room has a large sectional sofa with a sleeper. There is a guest bedroom with a King size bed, a guest bath and a Gulf-front bedroom with a King Bed and private bath. The 4th floor balcony is partially covered, leaving a large portion open for enjoying direct sun for sunbathing.
"Gorgeous home with plenty of room for a large group."
Left on 06/07/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Stephanie S.Reviewed Jun 7, 2012Stayed May 2012
We rented the Jewel in the Sand for a beach trip for our entire office and their families. This was the perfect place for such a large group. The home was beautiful and had plenty of room to accomodate everyone. It is located right on the beach and a gorgeous view was available from almost everywhere in the home. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone!! The only thing that could have made it better was for the elevator to work. The stairs were hard on one of our pregnant mothers and a grandmother that was helping with some of the children.
Left on 05/06/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 6, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
This is my first time renting a beach home. I wish I had done this many years ago. Everything I needed was at my fingertips! My family wants to schedule next year's vacation at the very same home. No more hotels for me! I've already recommended this home to several friends.
Left on 03/31/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 31, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
The house was incredible. We had 4 families - 8 adults and 10 kids (ages 7 - 13). The accommodations were great with large bedrooms and Tv's in each of the bedrooms. You can walk out your backdoor and onto the beach. The location is great in the middle of Destin. Traffic can be a problem but overall perfect location close to all your needs.
The management of the property needs to improve. I think we were the first group in awhile and I don't think the property manager even went to the house. We were sent check in information saying to just go to the house and everything you need will be there. In order to be on the beach in front of the house, you need wristbands. I asked about the wristbands in advance and was told you don't need them (you do and you will be checked about every hour). On our drive from Texas we were emailed a different set of arrival instructions telling us we have to go to Compass (manager) first. Once at Compass we were told the parking passes are in the welcome basket.
Once at the house, there is no welcome basket or parking passes. The blinds in the beautiful master were broken with one wrapped in the cord. Once unwrapped it fell to the floor. Two of the toilets did not work. In the main sitting area, one of the recliners was broken. It was very apparent that nobody had been there in awhile. They did have someone come over to fix most things.
We left at 6:00 am and left the parking passes and wristbands on the counter. We received an email on our drive home telling us that we had not returned the wristbands and that they had charges our credit card $700. They did have several of our cell phone numbers but did not call.
Overall the management company did nothing for you other than make you drive to them to pick up what they require you to have. Paying a premium for the rental gets you a great house but zero service.
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