Margarita Villa A Beach-200 steps, Lakefront, Pool, Beach cart/gear

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Beautiful view of the lake through living room windows
    Beautiful view of the lake through living room windows
  • 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
  • Lakefront and so close to the pool and beach!
    Lakefront and so close to the pool and beach!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Relax on the waterfront deck with an amazing lake view
    Relax on the waterfront deck with an amazing lake view
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sunset from the deck
    Sunset from the deck
  • Well-appointed kitchens with all the cookware, utensils, tools, and dinnerware you need to cook meals. This is the 2nd floor.
    Well-appointed kitchens 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • We have a Gulf view from the front balcony.
    We have a Gulf view from the front balcony.
  • A few card games
    A few card games
  • Super-fast Internet and Mesh Wifi
    Super-fast Internet and Mesh Wifi
  • Beach cart, chairs, towels, and toys are provided.
    Beach cart, chairs, towels, and toys are provided.
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Restrooms with showers at community pool
    Restrooms with showers at community pool
  • Outdoor rinse station at community pool
    Outdoor rinse station at community pool
  • Hard to find a location better than this! Across from the beach *and* lakefront!
    Hard to find a location better than this! Across from the beach *and* lakefront!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Handicap parking
    Handicap parking
  • Spectacular beach sunsets are just steps away
    Spectacular beach sunsets are just steps away
  • 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!
$129-1,338/night
2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 2-5
Internet Oceanfront (more...)

Just a 4-min walk from America's #1 beach. The perfect family-friendly location for a Destin vacation that makes new and lasting memories. This luxury 2-bedroom, 2nd floor unit provides a splendid accommodation for your stay.

What You'll ❀️ About Margarita Villa A 


πŸ– Just 200 Steps to #1 beach in USA
β˜€οΈ Beach cart, towels, toys
😴 Sleeps 6
πŸ¦† Lakefront
🌐 Super fast Internet & Wifi
🏊‍♀️ Swimming Pool
🍳 Well-equipped Kitchen
πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Pack & Play & High Chair
πŸ›Œ King Master w/ensuite bathroom
πŸ“Ί TVs in each room
πŸš— Parking for 2 vehicles
πŸ¦† Top Floor Unit
🐟 Surf Fishing
πŸ“² Digital guidebook
🚘 Only 1 mile from Publix, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Chipotle, and more!
πŸ’²WE do not add any fees other than cleaning.

Please read the FULL description for all the wonderful details!

"Chuck and Vicki were very pleasant! Very attentive and professional. Beautiful home and location can’t be beat!!! Great value and plenty of amenities! A+" -- David S (July 2022)

Just 200 steps away, you can swim in 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.

If you are an early riser, the sunrises can be magnificent. Otherwise, be sure to catch one of our famous sunsets on the beach. There is a kids public playground and a public bath house on the beach as well. From the front door of the home, it is only about 200 paces to the beach!

If you are flying in, or already have a full vehicle, you'll ♥ that we provide high-quality beach chairs with straps, beach wagon, toys, and beach towels. No need to buy them just to toss away before leaving.

After time on the beach or doing other activities, return to the Villa for a dip in the sparkling swimming pool located only 50 steps from the front door! The pool area includes an outdoor rinse station (perfect for removing sand before swimming), restrooms with full indoor showers, and plenty of seating. Pool hours are generally 8am to 10pm.

With our Gigabit high-speed Internet, you can get some work done, attend virtual meetings or online school while visiting! We use the latest Wifi-6 mech technology so many devices can be online simultaneously.

— THE HOME —

“Margarita Villa A” is a beautiful home located in the coveted Destiny Beach Villas in Crystal Beach! This listing is for the top floor of the 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. 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. With its separate entrance and deck, there are no shared spaces.

The rear of the home is on the edge of Four Prong Lake with a spacious deck to relax and enjoy the Florida beach weather and the water view. This fresh-water lake is generally so clear that you can see the bottom for quite some ways out from shore. You can watch the waterfowl, fish, and turtles go about their activities. There is a lakeside walking path. No swimming though. Fishing is not permitted on the property but is allowed on the beach, with a fishing license.

Tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished throughout, 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.

— KITCHEN —

The kitchen is well-equipped with all of the glassware, dinnerware, serving ware, and cookware needed to create meals for your group. There is even a coffee bar area where you will also find a drip-brewer, k-cup brewer, and an espresso machine. With a garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher, oven/cooktop, and a larger refrigerator (more room to store food), it is great place to prepare your meals.

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

— PARKING —

Up to 2 vehicles are allowed in the parking lot. Spaces are not assigned, but parking passes are required and provided. If you choose to rent a golf cart during your visit, it counts as one of the 2 permitted vehicles.

Permits *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 our guests. Even our parking lot is in high demand!

— HOME LAYOUT —

A complete floor-plan can be found in the photos for this listing.

You will 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 your right will be the hall with a bath with tub/shower, the bedroom with queen and twin beds, and finally 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.

Both bedrooms have an exterior door that opens onto the front balcony, where you will find a bistro set for enjoying your morning coffee or after-dinner beverage with a partial view of the Gulf.

From the living room, a door opens onto the lakefront deck with outdoor dining table, and a gravity chaise lounge chair.  

— WHAT WE PROVIDE —

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

* We and our team do our very best to see that these items are stocked, but it is not always possible to inventory every item after every stay. If we have not been alerted by a guest that something has run out, you may not find it to be present.

— WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING —

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

— BOOKING INFORMATION —

Once the reservation has been made, we send an email confirmation with a link and instructions to finalize your booking. If you do not see it in your Inbox within an hour, check your "junk mail" folder. Your booking is not final until these steps are completed and it must be done within 24 hours of you may lose your reservation.

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

WE do not add any mandatory fees other than the cleaning fee.

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 your entire party;
  • provide a copy of a valid government-issued ID; and,
  • must sign our Renter Agreement.

The renter agreement, contact info, and credit card for the deposit must be completed within 24 hours or your reservation may be cancelled.

Our cancellation policy is:
Bookings cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a full refund of monies paid less the 3% credit card processing cost.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate requests for early arrival or late checkout.

Our pricing is updated frequently to reflect local rental trends, our availability, demand, and other factors. As those things change, the rental costs can rise or fall accordingly. Get your inquiry in to lock in the rental rates for your dates.

In the event that jurisdictions increase sales or lodging taxes after booking, resulting in the incorrect rate being charged to the guest, any additional taxes will be collected from the guest.

We **STRONGLY** recommend you consider 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 be presented with an opportunity to purchase a standard policy or a CFAR (cancel for any reason) policy as a convenience to our guests and offered by our service provider -- we are not a party to that transaction. You can also acquire coverage from many online sources, but make sure you are clear on what they do and do not cover.

Some policies have time limits on when you can buy them, especially the CFAR (cancel for any reason) policies. We recommend making your decision as soon as possible so you are able to get the policy you desire.

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy. We will not be responsible for any cancellations outside of our policy - that is what Travel Insurance is for.

We cover all of our bookings for an accidental damage that may occur, such as broken dishes, torn linens, stained towels or furniture, damage to fixtures, etc. This is "no-hassle coverage" that protects against breakage and other accidental damage up to $500. You do not need to select and pay for this coverage from the listing site. 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.

— DIGITAL GUIDEBOOK —

We will send you an invitation to our Margarita Villa digital guidebook. Here is why you want it:

  1. information about the home;
  2. directions;
  3. instructions for the use of appliances;
  4. WiFi connection information; and,
  5. ideas for restaurants and activities taken from our own experiences.

We are constantly updating and adding information. You can view it on the web, save as a PDF, print it, or save it to your phone's home screen for easy access.  

— TOP RULES —

We enjoy hosting and sharing our home with others and have been doing it for several years. We've received many 5-star 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 eviction with no refunds. These are:

  1. We do not permit any animals under any circumstances.
  2. Events and parties are prohibited.
  3. No smoking of any kind.
  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. The name on the reservation must be the same as the credit card and renter agreement.

We use multiple interior and exterior noise monitoring devices to ensure that we, or our guests, do not violate 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 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.

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 Housekeeping/Maintenance team is just a phone call away and we are 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.

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 30 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

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.
Property 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 2-5
  • 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
  • Disabled Parking Spot