Margarita Villa A Beach & Lakefront, Heated Pool, Beach cart/gear

  • Relax on the waterfront deck with morning coffee from the coffee bar.  Or do it at any time of day, with an amazing lake view!
    Relax on the waterfront deck with morning coffee from the coffee bar. Or do it at any time of day, with an amazing lake view!
  • Only steps to the beautiful beach and Gulf waters
    Only steps to the beautiful beach and Gulf waters
  • Community pool is less than 50 steps away and is heated in Feb/Mar.
    Community pool is less than 50 steps away and is heated in Feb/Mar.
  • Open kitchen/dining area with expansive windows and lake view.
    Open kitchen/dining area with expansive windows and lake view.
  • Beautiful view of the lake through living room windows
    Beautiful view of the lake through living room windows
  • Margarita Villa A is the upper floor of this beautiful home in Destiny Beach Villas
    Margarita Villa A is the upper floor of this beautiful home in Destiny Beach Villas
  • Lots of light and seating for all, along with an HDTV makes for a comfortable space to gather
    Lots of light and seating for all, along with an HDTV makes for a comfortable space to gather
  • Floorplan
    Floorplan
  • The 2nd floor open floorplan provide plenty of light, ease of movement, and a terrific lake-view.
    The 2nd floor open floorplan provide plenty of light, ease of movement, and a terrific lake-view.
  • The large windows provide lots of natural light and a great view of the lake to the living, dining, and kitchen areas
    The large windows provide lots of natural light and a great view of the lake to the living, dining, and kitchen areas
  • Comfortable seating on the lake for thoe spectacular views, along with an umbrella for a bit of shade when needed.
    Comfortable seating on the lake for thoe spectacular views, along with an umbrella for a bit of shade when needed.
  • We have added a large umbrella for some shade from the afternoon sun or to keep off a light rain while sitting on the deck and enjoying the lakeview.
    We have added a large umbrella for some shade from the afternoon sun or to keep off a light rain while sitting on the deck and enjoying the lakeview.
  • Space for the family or group to get together, chat, and play card or board games while taking in the beautiful waterview
    Space for the family or group to get together, chat, and play card or board games while taking in the beautiful waterview
  • Sunset from the deck
    Sunset from the deck
  • Well-appointed kitchen with all the cookware, utensils, tools, and dinnerware you need to cook meals. This is the 2nd floor.
    Well-appointed kitchen with all the cookware, utensils, tools, and dinnerware you need to cook meals. This is the 2nd floor.
  • Coffee bar with espresso machine
    Coffee bar with espresso machine
  • A comfortable king bed and chair come together in the Master bedroom. Direct access to the balcony too!
    A comfortable king bed and chair come together in the Master bedroom. Direct access to the balcony too!
  • Master bedroom has lots of light and storage
    Master bedroom has lots of light and storage
  • The cafe table on teh balcony is a great place for morning coffee, afternoon tea, or late night beverage. Peek-a-boo views of the Gulf of Mexico can be had there too!
    The cafe table on teh balcony is a great place for morning coffee, afternoon tea, or late night beverage. Peek-a-boo views of the Gulf of Mexico can be had there too!
  • Updated master bath includes backlit LED mirror, smart commode/bidet combo, large shower, and multiple showerheads
    Updated master bath includes backlit LED mirror, smart commode/bidet combo, large shower, and multiple showerheads
  • The backlit LED is designed to provide a pleasant atmosphere at night as well as assist with preparing for your day
    The backlit LED is designed to provide a pleasant atmosphere at night as well as assist with preparing for your day
  • The 2nd bedroom with twin and queen beds is also bright
    The 2nd bedroom with twin and queen beds is also bright
  • 2nd bedroom also has direct balcony access and lots of natural light when blinds are open
    2nd bedroom also has direct balcony access and lots of natural light when blinds are open
  • 2nd bedroom also has a door to front balcony
    2nd bedroom also has a door to front balcony
  • Hall bath has plenty of extra storage
    Hall bath has plenty of extra storage
  • High quality toiletries from Public Goods* are provided in each bathroom
    High quality toiletries from Public Goods* are provided in each bathroom
  • Laundry center
    Laundry center
  • A safety gate is available, and hardware has been pre-installed
    A safety gate is available, and hardware has been pre-installed
  • Separate entrance door for privacy!
    Separate entrance door for privacy!
  • Main entrance is on the side, well-lit at night, for privacy. There is a shower for rinsing off from time at the beach and direct access to the lakefront walking path.
    Main entrance is on the side, well-lit at night, for privacy. There is a shower for rinsing off from time at the beach and direct access to the lakefront walking path.
  • Lakefront and so close to the pool and beach!
    Lakefront and so close to the pool and beach!
  • Beach cart, chairs, towels, and toys are provided.
    Beach cart, chairs, towels, and toys are provided.
  • In beautiful Destiny Beach Villas. Only 24 units and directly across from the beach in Destin. We even have a tunnel so crossing a road is not necessary!
    In beautiful Destiny Beach Villas. Only 24 units and directly across from the beach in Destin. We even have a tunnel so crossing a road is not necessary!
  • Night swim in the pool, which is open until 10PM.
    Night swim in the pool, which is open until 10PM.
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Restrooms with showers at community pool
    Restrooms with showers at community pool
  • Lighted path to the entrances
    Lighted path to the entrances
  • Lighted path to the entrance
    Lighted path to the entrance
  • When returning from the beach, we have an outdoor shower area to rinse off the sand.
    When returning from the beach, we have an outdoor shower area to rinse off the sand.
  • We have a Gulf view from the front balcony.
    We have a Gulf view from the front balcony.
  • Even the parking lot is beautifully done!
    Even the parking lot is beautifully done!
  • Lakeside walking path to enjoy the scenery (and fee the turtles!)
    Lakeside walking path to enjoy the scenery (and fee the turtles!)
  • Several charcoal grills are available in the grill area by the pool.
    Several charcoal grills are available in the grill area by the pool.
  • Aerial view from over the lake
    Aerial view from over the lake
  • A few card games
    A few card games
  • Super-fast Internet and Mesh Wifi
    Super-fast Internet and Mesh Wifi
  • Outdoor rinse station at community pool
    Outdoor rinse station at community pool
  • The silver sands of Crystal Beach/Destin are so soft and fine, almost like flour.
    The silver sands of Crystal Beach/Destin are so soft and fine, almost like flour.
  • Handicap parking
    Handicap parking
  • Tunnel to beach to avoid crossing the street. Much safer for kids to go back and forth to the beach!
    Tunnel to beach to avoid crossing the street. Much safer for kids to go back and forth to the beach!
  • There is a public bath house with showers on the beach. Don't cut your last day short! Spend time on the beach then shower before starting your trip home!
    There is a public bath house with showers on the beach. Don't cut your last day short! Spend time on the beach then shower before starting your trip home!
2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 4-5
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A 4-min walk to the beach. The perfect family-friendly location for a Destin vacation that makes new and lasting memories. This luxury 2-bedroom unit provides a splendid accommodation for your stay.

What You'll ❀️ About Margarita Villa A 


πŸ– 200 Steps to beach
β˜€οΈ Beach cart, towels, toys
πŸ¦† Lakefront
🌐 Fast Wifi
🏊‍♀️ Heated Pool
🍳 Well-equipped Kitchen
πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Pack&Play/High Chair
πŸ›Œ King Master w/ensuite
πŸ“Ί TVs in each room
πŸš— Parking
πŸ“² Digital guidebook
🚘 <1 mile to Publix, Whole Foods, Starbucks, and more!
πŸ’² No fees except cleaning

Please read the FULL description for all the wonderful details!

Margarita Villa A is located in the coveted Destiny Beach Villas in Crystal Beach!

Across from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf. Hop the waves, sunbathe in the Florida sun, or play in the powder-like white sands of America's #1 beach. There is even a playground and bath-house with restrooms!

If you are flying in, or have a full vehicle, you'll ♥ that we provide beach chairs, beach cart, toys, and beach towels. 

For early risers, the sunrises can be magnificent. Otherwise, be sure to catch one of our famous sunsets on the beach or from the deck.

The pool is 50 steps away. It's heated at Thanksgiving and Dec 18 - Mar 31 (HOA may reduce heating for low occupancy/demand or weather). The pool area has a rinse station/shower, restrooms, and plenty of seating - but no lifeguard on duty. Pool hours are 8am to 10pm.

— THE HOME —

The top unit of a duplex, it has 2 bedrooms; a Master with a king bed and ensuite bathroom, and a 2nd bedroom with a queen and a twin bed (not bunks). A second full bath is in the hall.

Tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished, each bedroom and the living area has ceiling fans and an HDTV with Roku streaming capability; just bring your own logins from your favorite streaming services or your cable provider -- Roku offers a wealth of options, including many free streaming channels.

With a separate entrance and deck, there are no shared spaces.

It is an ideal layout for a couple's getaway, family vacation, or a friend-cation.

The unit has its own high-capacity water heater and HVAC system with smart thermostat for your maximum comfort.

High-speed Internet is provided to get some work done, attend virtual meetings, or online school while staying! 

The spacious rear deck is setup to relax and enjoy the view of Four Prong Lake, generally so clear that you can see the bottom for quite some ways out from shore. Watch the waterfowl, fish, and turtles go about their activities. There is a lakeside walking path. No swimming/boating/fishing though. 

— KITCHEN —

The well-equipped kitchen has all of the glassware, dinnerware, and cookware needed to create meals for your group. There is a coffee bar with a drip-brewer, k-cup brewer, coffee grinder, coffee press, and an espresso machine. The microwave, dishwasher, oven/cooktop, electric griddle, and a larger refrigerator (more room to store food) make it a great place to prepare meals.

And, there are Margarita glasses. Sorry, but Margaritas are not included.

— PARKING —

Up to 2 vehicles are allowed, s spaces are not assigned.  If you choose to rent a golf cart, it counts as one of the 2 permitted vehicles.

Parking passes are required and provided and *must* be displayed, or vehicles may be towed. Due to being directly across from the beach, the community vigorously enforces this to ensure there is sufficient parking for residents and guests. 

Even our parking lot is in high demand!

— HOME LAYOUT —

A floor-plan can be found in the photos.

Enter from the main door on the side of the home and proceed up the stairway into the kitchen/dining area that extends to the living area. On the right is the hall with a bath with tub/shower, the bedroom with queen and twin beds, and the Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath with a large glass-enclosed shower, bidet, glowing blue-light mirror, and vanity-top lighted facial mirror with bluetooth audio.

Each bedroom has a door that opens onto the balcony, where there is a bistro set for enjoying your morning coffee or after-dinner beverage with a partial view of the Gulf.

In the living room, a door opens onto the spacious lakefront deck with comfortable outdoor seating.  

— WHAT WE PROVIDE —

  • bed linens
  • bath, hand and makeup towels & washcloths
  • make-up towels
  • bath mats
  • blankets/comforters
  • Beach wagon, chairs, and towels
  • Beach toys*
  • Kitchen essentials such as foil, plastic wrap, salt/pepper, basic spices, etc.*
  • Basic cleaners & cleaning tools*
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap from Public Goods
  • Starter set of toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags
  • High chair
  • Pack-n-play w/sheet

* Our team does the very best to see that these items are stocked, but it is not possible to inventory every item after every stay. If we have not been alerted by a guest that something has run out, it may not be present.

— WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING —

  • Sunscreen
  • Your stress and cares so the beach can melt them away!

— BOOKING INFORMATION —

After booking, you will receive an email confirmation with a link and instructions to finalize your booking.

Your booking is not final until these steps are completed and it must be done within 24 hours or you may lose your reservation.

A cleaning fee of up to $210 per stay (varies seasonally) is added at checkout. Mid-stay cleans are available -- message us for pricing.

WE do not add any other fees.

A refundable security deposit of $300 is required by placing a hold on the card you provide. The hold is released after departure and the inspection is done.

The renter of record must:

  • be at least 25 yrs of age;
  • be present during entire stay (no third-party bookings);
  • submit a list of names and ages for entire party;
  • enter a credit card for the security deposit;
  • provide a valid government-issued ID; and,
  • must sign our Renter Agreement.

The renter agreement, contact info & ID, and credit card for the deposit must be the same person - the renter of record.

Our cancellation policy is:
Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the scheduled arrival time will receive a full refund of monies paid, less a 3% fee.

Be sure to understand our cancellation policy as detailed in the renter agreement. We will not be responsible for any cancellations outside of our policy - that is what Travel Insurance is for.

We usury cannot accommodate requests for early arrival or late checkout. In the very rare situations where we can, there is an additional charge of $50 for the first hour and $25 for each additional 30 minutes.

Pricing may change before booking as it is updated frequently to reflect local rental trends, our availability, demand, and other factors.

— TRAVEL INSURANCE —

We **STRONGLY** recommend obtaining Travel Insurance for your trip, especially if you are concerned about possible cancellation due to health emergencies, government policies, inclement weather, or other reasons.

You will have the opportunity to purchase a policy offered by our service provider -- we are not a party to that transaction. You can also buy coverage from many online sources, but make sure you are clear on what they do and do not cover.

— DAMAGE INSURANCE —

We cover all of our bookings for up to $500 of accidental damage that may occur, such as broken dishes, damaged furniture or fixtures, etc. This is "no-hassle coverage" and at no cost to the guest.

Guests are required to report the damage *during* the stay for damage/loss to be eligible for coverage. Damage discovered afterwards is not eligible for coverage and will be charged to the security deposit or card on file.

Coverage does not include damaged or stained bedding and linens, intentional damage, missing items, or costs for shipping, rush fees, or off-hours labor costs.

— DIGITAL GUIDEBOOK —

After the renter agreement is completed, we will send you a link to your personal version of our Margarita Villa digital guidebook. It has info you need, including:

  • door code (48 hrs before arrival)
  • directions;
  • appliance info;
  • connecting to WiFi; and,
  • restaurants, activities,
  • and more.

We are constantly updating/adding information.

There is no app to download. 

— TOP RULES —

We enjoy hosting and sharing our home with others and have been doing it for several years. We've received many 5β˜… reviews, letters expressing appreciation, and have a large number of repeat guests.

But, we do have a few firm rules that cannot be broken and, if they are, will result in immediate termination of stay with no refunds and forfeiture of the deposit. These are:

  1. No animals under any circumstances.
  2. Events/parties are prohibited.
  3. No smoking of any kind in the home or on the decks.
  4. You cannot exceed the number of people on your booking at any time.
  5. Drugs or other illegal activities are not welcome and will be reported.
  6. Third-party bookings are not accepted.

— DISCLOSURE —

Interior and exterior noise level monitoring devices are present to monitor for violations of City of Destin noise ordinances and the prohibition of parties and events. If the noise level exceeds acceptable levels, you will be contacted. They also protect our guests against potentially inaccurate reports.

There are external video cameras in the front of the home, covering the parking lot and sidewalk, to help us verify compliance and keep an eye on the exterior of the property. No interior views.

Remember, you are not staying in a hotel, you are staying in our home. That comes with a lot of advantages and amenities hotels cannot offer. Please respect it and our neighbors.  While there is no "front desk" , our team is available by email, text, or message.

 

☞ We like to know that our guests have read the whole listing. Please mention "Destin Rocks!" in your inquiry to confirm this for us.

We decided to share our home by renting it so that others could enjoy it as much as we do. From the very first rental, we knew we would enjoy meeting others and enabling them to make great new beach memories.

Destin, Florida

Listing Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Ocean
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Sea View
  • Beach Access
  • Lake Access
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Bidet
  • Rain Shower
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 4 people
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Upper Master – Bidet, Shower, Toilet
  • Upper Hall – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4-5
  • Master – 1 King bed
  • 2nd Bedroom – 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed
  • Living Room – 1 Couch
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Veranda
  • Beach Essentials
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Accessibility
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
Registration Number
0283