Sunday, September 16, 2012

~The Destin Beach House~

Last week, as you know, we took a little vacation to Destin, Florida, with plans to go on to Charleston. Well, we spent the first couple of nights in a beautiful hotel on the beach. However, what I did not mention, is that we had been so graciously invited to join our dear friends at this fabulous beach house for the week!!



This beautiful home was located in a gorgeous gated community, with every amenity available! The home features 6 bedrooms, all with ensuite baths, private beach access, a pool, and a rooftop party deck, with a hot tub! Well, there was no way we could leave here!! We were having too much fun!!! So, we will go to Charleston later...LOL!!!

The house was three stories of pure luxury! How much luxury?
Well, there was an elevator to take us and our luggage upstairs!!


This is the entry courtyard, with a small pool...





leading to these gorgeous entry doors.


Welcome to the foyer...



The kitchen:
Double ovens, 6 burner gas cooktop, wine cooler, ice maker, and two dishwashers...we cooked some great meals here!!



The living area...


Let's go upstairs...
This window seat awaits you between the first and second floors...


Master bedroom and bath on the second floor...



The mini bar on the second floor, between the master and guest bedroom...


Let's go down the hall to the guest room...


The second floor guest room...


The ceiling detail was beautiful!


It even had a full-size washer and dryer!
(There was a second set in the master.)


Ok, let's go up to the third floor...
This loft area awaits you at the top of the stairs...


Along with two additional guest rooms...


We chose this one, with the dual ceiling fans...
The french doors led to a balcony, with a gorgeous ocean view!


Our bathroom...



Now, let's go up to the roof!!





Look at the other houses in the community...


We had a great dinner up here one night..






The rear view...






One of two more bedrooms downstairs...




The house was just gorgeous!! No detail was overlooked!!
Again, we thank our gracious hosts tremendously!!!
We had the time of our lives!!!

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39 comments:

  1. Wow!....Wow!....Wow!.....Did I say wow? That home is fantastic. The view was even more fantastic. I'm so jealous. I completely understand you not leaving that to go to Charleston. Charleston can wait. How many opportunities do you get to stay in a 5-star beach house? I would hate to come back home to my house after staying there. Thanks so much for sharing this incredible home. Whoever owns it is VERY lucky!

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  2. Hi Darling.. oh my goodness! I'm moving in "now". This home is incredible. I'm sure you felt like royalty, I know I would have. What a great opportunity, oh the memories. I must say your pictures are incredible. I'm not sure what kind of camera you have, but I want one.. the clarity is incredible. I'm going back to tour the pictures once again and droooolll. hugs ~lynne~

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  3. its surely a beautiful home.. I am so happy ya'll got to stay there..
    thanks for sharing it with us.

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  4. Oh WOW! I mean really, what else is there to say when your sitting at the laptop drooling over these pics?

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  5. What a beautiful beach house! I wouldn't have wanted to leave it either!

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  6. Wow, I love Destin and such a gorgeous, gorgeous place to stay. Looks like you had luxury all around you. Hope you are relaxed after such a fabulous view and so peaceful.

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  7. One word....JEALOUS! Ha! You lucky girl, you! Fantastic house, fantastic pictures, fantastic views, fantastic decor, fantastic vacation. Umm, did I mention I am jealous. ;) Glad you had a great time, thanks for sharing. =) XO ~Liz

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  8. Wow! That is one absolutely fabulous house!!! And it is decorated so beautifully! No wonder you stayed there the entire trip, Charleston will still be there for another time! ha! ...hope you are having a great weekend!

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  9. How amazing! You lucky duck! What a beautiful place to stay!

    =)


    Brooke

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  10. What an incredible house! I don't think I could have come home!

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  11. OMGoodness, Shenita, I can see why Charleston was left behind! Wow, what a place!! I also checked out the post on the consignment shop you visited. Goodness, gracious, makes me want to make a trip to Destin soon. I can see why you're going back with a u-haul!!

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  12. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't have left either! That roof top veranda is amazing and the VIEW!!!!!!! Be still my heart. "Your" bedroom and bath were spectacular too! I have stayed in similiar homes at OBX and they are just awesome. Glad you got this opportunity and had FUN!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  13. Oh Shenita! The house is gorgeous!! You must of really enjoyed your time there. I wouldn't want to leave.

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  14. What a beautiful home! Very glamorous! How fun for you to vacation there!

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  15. Holy cow Shenita...what an amazing house and right on the beach! How could you possibly leave there? That courtyard and roof top deck...phenomenal!!Have a great time...Charleston will always be there, enjoy your friends and that house!!!

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  16. This is a great house, thank you so much for sharing you pictures. I pinned the photos of the tray ceilings. I have a tray ceiling in my master bedroom I am still trying to figure out what to do with.
    Hope your vacation to wonderful.
    Traci

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  17. WOW Shenita what a gorgeous beach house!! I wouldn't have passed up an opportunity like that either! How now to spend a time like that with good friends! Loved the tour!

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  18. Wow! What a way to live. Glad you had such a great time.

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  19. Surprised you EVER left, but I guess we all have to come back to reality eventually. :( What an absolutely amazing home! I want one!

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  20. How lucky were you! I look at those every year but we never stay at them because they cost wayyyyyy took much for when we go. Thanx for sharing it with us.

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  21. I'm so glad that you had such a great trip, Shenita. Isn't it amazing how staying at such an awesomely beautiful place can be the cherry on top of the vacation?

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  22. Wow, what a gorgeous home! Thanks so much for sharing this gem with us Shenita!

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  23. Shenita,
    Oh, my goodness!!! Beautiful home with such amenities and stunning details...ocean view took my breath away!!! Paradise Island, indeed! So~o~o glad you were able to enJOYthis vacation stay!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  24. The white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of Destin pales only to the gorgeous vacation digs you all enjoyed! I was humming "Up on the Roof" as I swooned over the pictures and the views- intoxicating! So thrilled you all had a relaxing vacation with friends and that you took a pic or two to share with us!

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  25. Stunning! We have never been to Destin, but I hear so many wonderful things about it.Thanks for sharing your vaca with us.

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  26. Wow! What a house and a great place to have a vacation. I live on the east coast of Florida and haven't been to Destin. I hear it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. How pretty! I know y'all enjoyed yourselves in Destin. I want to go to Seaside this fall for the wine festival! ;P

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  28. A beautiful beach home. Lucky you. I love Destin. I cannot wait to RETIRE to the beach.... Dreamzzzzzzzzzz!!!! xo

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  29. BEAUTIFUL! I was chuckling at the bathroom...it's probably the size of my dining room:)

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  30. OOOO.MMMMM.GGGG! That house is incredible ... wow! Not one detail was overlooked. I love the rooftop bar and breathtaking view. I can only imagine how much fun you all had (and, how sad you were to pack up)! Thanks for the fabulous tour!

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  31. Now, this is what a call a dream home!!! Gorgeous, Shenita! I am glad you guys had the chance to stay in such a beautiful place! Never been to Destin, but I think we are going to have to do something to change that! :)

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  32. What a beautiful home! And what a blessing to be guests there! Simply lovely! And that ocean view! Awesome!

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  33. Shenita, loved your post about shopping in Destin and this one is just as much fun. Destin is a great area. Love the Gulf Coast! Glad you had a great trip. Helen

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  34. I love Destin! This house is incredible...I would not have wanted to leave either. :)
    The kitchen is to die for...I would love to have that space and the appliances. They've done a beautiful job with all the decor and amenities.

    xo
    Pat

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  35. Oh my! What luxury! I have never heard of Destin Florida. It looks like a mighty nice town though! Beautiful homes! You are a lucky one!

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  36. All I can say is, WOW! What luxury. Looks like something right out of HGTV. What a wonderful vacation it must have been. I just found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm your newest follower and a fellow Newbie Graduate. I'd love it if you'd follow me back at www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  37. Shenita, What a gorgeous home! The home looks like it may be in the subdivision Destiny??

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  38. Gorgeous home and what a fabulous view! Wow! I'd do Charleston later too, and I love Charleston.

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  39. Oh my goodness...what a gorgeous home....now i think I could have stayed out on the roof top deck for hours and hours...what a gorgeous view....It would have been so difficult for me to leave that magnificent home with the unbelievable views!!!

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