Margarita Villa Waterfront-Beach-Pool-Beach Gear

  • Terrific view from the upper level deck, complete with comfortable seating and an umbrella to keep the sun and rain off.
    Terrific view from the upper level deck, complete with comfortable seating and an umbrella to keep the sun and rain off.
  • What a wonderful view from the dining area and kitchen!
    What a wonderful view from the dining area and kitchen!
  • Pool is very nearby. There is a tunnel to the beach; no road crossing needed. Beach is only 200 steps away. The Crab Trap Restaurant, complete with beach bar and playground, is just across the street.
    Pool is very nearby. There is a tunnel to the beach; no road crossing needed. Beach is only 200 steps away. The Crab Trap Restaurant, complete with beach bar and playground, is just across the street.
  • Space for all in the lower living room
    Space for all in the lower living room
  • Community pool is less than 50 steps from the front door and has restrooms and showers.
    Community pool is less than 50 steps from the front door and has restrooms and showers.
  • Spectacular beach is just steps away!
    Spectacular beach is just steps away!
  • We provide a beach cart, towels, chairs, and some toys for your days at the beach.
    We provide a beach cart, towels, chairs, and some toys for your days at the beach.
  • Ground level floorplan
    Ground level floorplan
  • Upper level floorplan
    Upper level floorplan
  • Margarita Villa - 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 waterfront decks, balcony with peek-a-boo Gulf view and community pool
    Margarita Villa - 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 waterfront decks, balcony with peek-a-boo Gulf view and community pool
  • Entrance(s) on the side for privacy and also direct access to the lakefront walking path
    Entrance(s) on the side for privacy and also direct access to the lakefront walking path
  • Separate entrance doors for privacy!
    Separate entrance doors for privacy!
  • Lock-off the upstairs from the downstairs for extra privacy
    Lock-off the upstairs from the downstairs for extra privacy
  • Even the view of the lake from inside is terrific.
    Even the view of the lake from inside is terrific.
  • Outdoor dining on the lower deck. Beach chairs, cart, and more in the secured deck box.
    Outdoor dining on the lower deck. Beach chairs, cart, and more in the secured deck box.
  • Relax on the lower level and enjoy the Lakeview setting
    Relax on the lower level and enjoy the Lakeview setting
  • 1st floor kitchen is well-stocked and has plenty of space for storing food and preparing meals
    1st floor kitchen is well-stocked and has plenty of space for storing food and preparing meals
  • Bright lower level family room with HDTV
    Bright lower level family room with HDTV
  • Laundry center on the lower floor (both units have 1)
    Laundry center on the lower floor (both units have 1)
  • 1st floor bedroom with 2 Twin over Full bunk beds - perfect for kids!
    1st floor bedroom with 2 Twin over Full bunk beds - perfect for kids!
  • First floor Master with King bed and direct porch access.
    First floor Master with King bed and direct porch access.
  • Plenty of storage space in the 1st floor Master
    Plenty of storage space in the 1st floor Master
  • Lower Master Bath has a lot of storage
    Lower Master Bath has a lot of storage
  • The lower front porch is a comfy place to sit for a spell.
    The lower front porch is a comfy place to sit for a spell.
  • 2 units in ONE! A lockout door can add privacy when you need to separate groups. The upper floor and lower floors have the same floorplan. Note: we have a gate for the top of the stairs.
    2 units in ONE! A lockout door can add privacy when you need to separate groups. The upper floor and lower floors have the same floorplan. Note: we have a gate for the top of the stairs.
  • Even the high chair has a great viewi!
    Even the high chair has a great viewi!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A coffee bar for your choice of hot beverage
    A coffee bar for your choice of hot beverage
  • 2nd floor living area
    2nd floor living area
  • The upper level deck, complete with comfortable seating and an umbrella to keep the sun and rain off, is an excellent place to sped a few hours with your family and friends.
    The upper level deck, complete with comfortable seating and an umbrella to keep the sun and rain off, is an excellent place to sped a few hours with your family and friends.
  • Comfortable seating and incredible water view from the upper deck!
    Comfortable seating and incredible water view from the upper deck!
  • Laundry center on each floor for convenience
    Laundry center on each floor for convenience
  • 2nd floor hall bath
    2nd floor hall bath
  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom with a queen and twin bed.
    Upstairs 2nd bedroom with a queen and twin bed.
  • Upstairs 2nd bedroom has direct balcony access and wonderful natural lighting when desired.
    Upstairs 2nd bedroom has direct balcony access and wonderful natural lighting when desired.
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom with king bed has plenty of space and storage
    Upstairs Master Bedroom with king bed has plenty of space and storage
  • The upstairs Master bathroom has a smart commode/bidet, LED backlit mirror, Bluetooth make-up mirror, and a large shower with 2 showerheads.
    The upstairs Master bathroom has a smart commode/bidet, LED backlit mirror, Bluetooth make-up mirror, and a large shower with 2 showerheads.
  • The cafe set on the balcony is a wonderful spot for that morning coffee or afternoon beverage. Peek-a-boo views of the Gulf of Mexico are just some of the highlights.
    The cafe set on the balcony is a wonderful spot for that morning coffee or afternoon beverage. Peek-a-boo views of the Gulf of Mexico are just some of the highlights.
  • Gulf View from upper front balcony
    Gulf View from upper front balcony
  • Stairs from 2nd level. A gate is available and hardware is pre-installed.
    Stairs from 2nd level. A gate is available and hardware is pre-installed.
  • 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.
  • Several charcoal grills are available in the grill area by the pool.
    Several charcoal grills are available in the grill area by the pool.
  • Handicap parking spaces. Even our paver parking lot is beautiful!
    Handicap parking spaces. Even our paver parking lot is beautiful!
  • 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!
  • Card games
    Card games
  • Margarita Villa is in the exclusive beach community of Destiny Beach Villas, directly across from the Crab Trap Restaurant & James Lee Beach.
    Margarita Villa is in the exclusive beach community of Destiny Beach Villas, directly across from the Crab Trap Restaurant & James Lee Beach.
  • Wide beautiful beaches
    Wide beautiful beaches
  • 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!
  • Beach playground near Crab Trap
    Beach playground near Crab Trap
  • Boardwalk over the dunes at the beach
    Boardwalk over the dunes at the beach
  • Super Fast Internet & Wifi
    Super Fast Internet & Wifi
$269-2,375/night
4 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • Sleeps 10-14
Internet Oceanfront (more...)
Back to school discount applied to all open August & September dates!
(rates shown ARE the discounted rates)

What You'll Love About Margarita Villa

πŸ– Only 200 steps to beach
😴 Sleeps 12
πŸ›Œ 2 Master Bedrooms w/ensuite baths
πŸ›Œ Bunk bed room kids love!
🌐 FAST Internet/Wifi
🏊‍♀️ Community Pool
🍳 2 Kitchens
πŸ“Ί TV w/Roku in every room
πŸš— Parking - 4 vehicles max
πŸ¦† Lakefront
🚘 5 minutes to Destin Commons
🚢‍♀️Walk to The Crab Trap Restaurant
πŸš™ 10 mins to Outlet Shopping

"My family and I had the best week in Destin and our experience with this home was superb. Wonderful communication, so clean, so many amenities, and in a perfect location! Everything we needed was provided for a week at the beach. There was plenty of space for my family of five and the owners thought of everything-a baby gate, pack n play, extra blankets, pillows, beach toys/cart/ towels. We loved our time here and would 100% return! Thanks again Chuck and Vicki for sharing this beautiful home with us!"
- Andrea, August 1, 2022

“Margarita Villa” is located in the coveted Destiny Beach Villas in Crystal Beach. Swim in the clear emerald waters of the Gulf only 200 steps away, hop the waves, sunbathe in the Florida sun, play in the powder-like white sands of the Emerald Coast beaches. Then return for a dip in the welcoming pool!

This listing includes both the upper and lower units, also available individually. This provides a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are masters with ensuite baths, 2 spacious waterfront decks, 2 kitchens, 2 living areas, and 2 dining areas. It is an ideal layout for a big family vacation, a friend-cation, and for extended families. If extra privacy is desired, there is a lockout door to separate the lower/upper units. There are separate HVAC systems and water heaters on each level for maximum comfort control.

Get some work done, attend virtual meetings, or online school while visiting! We have high-speed 1 gigabit Internet service with the latest mesh WiFi technology. This lets many devices be online without interference.

Up to 4 vehicles are permitted in the parking lot. Spaces are not assigned. If you choose to rent a golf cart, it counts as one of the 4 permitted vehicles. Permits *must* be displayed or vehicles will be towed. As we are so close to the beach, the community vigorously enforces this to ensure there is sufficient parking for residents and guests.

From the villa, it is only 200 paces from the front door to the beautiful public beach with powdery white sand and emerald waters. You can use the pedestrian tunnel to pass under the street to avoid crossing the street. If you are an early riser, the sunrises can be magnificent. Otherwise, be sure to catch some of our famous sunsets on the beach. There is a kids playground on the beach, in front of The Crab Trap, located just across from the community. 

If you are flying in, or have a full vehicle already, you'll like that we provide high-quality beach chairs with straps, 2 beach wagons, toys, and beach towels. No need to buy them just to pitch before leaving.

The rear of the home is on the edge of Four Prong Lake with 2 decks to relax and enjoy the Florida beach weather and the water view. The fresh-water lake is generally so clear that you can see the bottom for quite some ways out from shore. You can see the fish and, later in the day, the turtles become active. No swimming though. Fishing is not allowed on the property but is allowed, with permit, on the beach.

Take a short walk, about 50 steps, to the community pool. The pool area includes restrooms with showers, as well as plenty of seating. Pool hours are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

Tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished throughout, Margarita Villa's bedrooms and living areas are each equipped with an HDTV and connected Roku streaming device; just bring your own logins from your favorite streaming services or your cable provider.

The kitchens are well-equipped with the glassware, dinnerware, serving ware, and cookware needed to create meals for your group. You will also find coffee bars with drip brewers, k-cup makers, electric kettles, and an espresso machine. And, of course, Margarita glasses (Margaritas not included).

At night, prepare to sleep well in the 2 Master bedrooms w/ensuite baths, or use the extra bedroom with a queen and twin bed while the kids all gather in the bunk bed room (2x twin-over-full bunks). All mattresses are comfortable, highly rated, and we provide plenty of pillows!

— HOME LAYOUT —

Lower level

Living room/kitchen/dining area, hall bath with tub/shower, bedroom with 2 twin/full bunk beds, Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath with tub/shower, lakefront deck, front porch.

Upper level

Living room/kitchen/dining area, hall bath with tub/shower, bedroom with 1 queen & 1 twin bed, Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath with walk-in shower, lakefront deck, front balcony.

— WHAT WE PROVIDE —

  • bed linens
  • bath towels & washcloths
  • hand towels
  • make-up towels
  • bath mats
  • blankets/comforters
  • Beach towels
  • Beach wagon
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach toys*
  • Kitchen essentials such as foil, plastic wrap, salt/pepper, basic spices, etc.
  • Basic cleaners and cleaning tools*
  • A starter set of soaps, shampoo, dish detergent, laundry pod, toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags.

— WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE —

  • Sunscreen
  • Beach towels
  • Additional paper towels, soaps, shampoo, detergent, toilet paper, trash bags for remainder of your stay.

* We and our team do our very best to see that these items are stocked. However, the enhanced cleaning procedures take significantly more time and it is not always possible to inventory every item after every stay. If we have not been alerted by a guest that one of these items has run out so we can replenish it, there may not be any in the home.

— BOOKING INFORMATION —

Once the reservation is made, you will get a confirmation email 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.

  • The 1st payment is 50% and due at the time of booking, with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. If within 60 days of arrival date, 100% is due at booking.
  • A cleaning fee of up to $360 will be added to your total at checkout.
  • There is a resort fee of up to $45, depending on party size, season, and other factors.
  • Every booking with us is automatically covered for up to $500 of Accidental Damage at no cost to you.
    • Damage must be accidental.
    • Damage must be reported when it occurs and prior to departure.
    • Linens and towels are not covered.
    • Services, such as extra cleaning, shopping costs, rush fees are not covered.
    • Photos are required.
  • Refundable Security Deposit
    • A deposit of $500 will be reserved 3 days before arrival by placing a hold on the card on-file.
    • Deposit can be charged for any items or services not covered, or in excess of, Accidental Damage coverage.
    • The hold is released 5-7 days after departure and an inspection has been done.
  • The Renter of record must:
    • be at least 25 yrs of age,
    • provide a copy of their valid government-issued ID, 
    • be present during the whole period of the stay (no third-party bookings),
    • must agree to and sign our rental agreement, and 
    • must provide a list of names and ages your entire party, and the email addresses of all adults.
  • Our cancellation policy is Strict - Cancel up to 60 days before arrival for a 97% refund (100% less the 3% credit card processing fees).
  • We regret that, due to expanded cleaning procedures, we are unable to accommodate any requests for early arrival, late checkout, or luggage drop-off.
  • Pricing is updated frequently to reflect local rental trends, occupancy, demand, and other factors. Rates can rise or fall and not locked until booking is final

—— TRAVEL INSURANCE ——

We *strongly* encourage you to consider acquiring travel insurance if you have any concerns about needing to cancel for any reason, including medical or inclement weather. Be sure you understand our cancellation policy. We do not refund for weather, travel issues, health emergencies, and many other potential issues; this is why we recommend travel insurance.

You will be presented with potential options when you e-sign our renter agreement. These are offered by InsureStays, our service provider. You can, of course, find many other online sources of travel protection policies and are not at all required to purchase from us or the marketplace hosting our listing..  

There are time limits on when you can purchase certain types of coverage and policies, especially the Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policies, so please do not delay.

We are not a party, in any way, to the travel insurance policies and we receive nothing from the purchase of a policy.

— THINGS TO KNOW —

We do want you to enjoy your time in our home, but we cannot allow our permit to be put at risk.

Please remember that you are not staying in a hotel, you are staying in our home. While there is nobody onsite, our Housekeeping/Maintenance team is just a phone call away and we are available by email, text, or message.

We use multiple noise 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, we will contact you.

There are also security cameras in the front of the home, without any interior views.

We enjoy hosting and sharing our home with others. We have been hosting for several years and garnered many 5-star reviews, letters expressing appreciation, and repeat guests. But, we have firm rules that cannot be broken and, if they are, will result in immediate removal with no refunds. These are:

  1. No animals under any circumstances. Violators will be immediately assessed a $350 extra cleaning fee.
  2. Events or parties are prohibited by the HOA.
  3. No smoking of any kind. If you smoke inside the home you will be charged $250. You will be charged an increase in cleaning fee, and you will be charged for any damages.
  4. Cannot exceed the number of people on the booking. Host will assess a fee of $250 per person per night for any unauthorized guests.
  5. Maximum occupancy is 14. Exceeding that will result in a fine by the City of Destin, Okaloosa County, and a fee from the host of $250 per person per night.  
  6. Drugs and other illegal activities are not welcome and will be reported.
  7. Third-party bookings are not accepted.
  8. Intentional damage to the home or its contents is not tolerated.

We like to be sure our guests have read the whole description. Please mentioned "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 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 60 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

After a long and worthwhile career in technology, government, and executive management (Chuck), and extensive customer service and hospitality experience and skills as a former Disney cast member (Vicki), we decided to try becoming hosts and managing our own place. Our first venture was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee - gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was a success.

We added a few more in the same area as Our Smoky Mountain Rentals, then decided to invest in another area, Destin, FL! Now we offer a handful of listings in Destin and Miramar Beach as Silver Sands Rentals! We have since consolidated all of our listings under our new name, Remarkable Vacation Rentals!

We have enjoyed every moment of our hosting journey. The delight that comes with seeing that a group of friends or a family has made lasting memories in one of our homes is always a thrill, no matter how often it happens. Our guests write such wonder reviews and messages to us describing their experiences and how much they enjoyed their stays. As a result, we get a lot of repeat guests too!

Look over our listings and join the hundreds of families and groups who have called one of our Remarkable Vacation Rentals "home" for their visit.

Parking is unassigned and limited to a total of 4 vehicles, including any rented golf carts. Parking passes *MUST* be displayed or vehicles will be towed. As we are across from the beach and the public parking lot, the parking is aggressively patrolled to ensure spaces are available for owners, residents, and guests.
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: 14
  • 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
  • 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 12 people
Bathrooms 4 Baths
  • Lower Master – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Lower Hall Bath – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Upper Master – Bidet, Shower, Toilet
  • Upper Hall – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 10-14
  • Lower Master – 1 King bed
  • Lower 2nd Bedroom – 2 Double beds, 2 Twin beds
  • Upper master – 1 King bed
  • Upper 2nd Bedroom – 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed
  • Upper Living Room – 1 Couch
  • Lower Living Room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
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 Shower
  • 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
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • 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
  • 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