Destin is a small city in the Florida panhandle, on the Gulf Coast. Visitors here can enjoy an incredible beachfront as well as Henderson Beach State Park, Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, and the Florida Gulfarium. Visit all three to get to know the real Florida.
Any of these vacation rentals in Destin will put you near the beach. Additional amenities sweeten the deal and will make your Florida vacation even more memorable. Many of the rentals welcome families with small children, and a few even invite you to bring along the four-legged family member.
Each of these Destin Airbnbs is run by a superhost – hosts with a proven track record of customer satisfaction; several of them even have more than one listing that made it onto our best-of list. Their responsiveness, excellence, and beautiful properties will guarantee you enjoy your stay in this coastal city.
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Studio Carriage House
This rental house on the beach in Destin, Florida, is a sweet studio for two with hardwood floors throughout. The full kitchen has granite countertops and a bar seating area for meals. The bathroom has a shower, his-and-her sinks, and a water closet. Amenities also include a washer and dryer, air conditioning for those hot Florida days, and a king-size bed.
Just outside your front doors is a private deck that overlooks the pool, which is shared with the host. There’s free parking on the premises and access to a small, private beach at no additional cost. The host provides beach chairs and an umbrella that you can bring with you down to the water.
There are three restaurants within walking distance and even more selection if you want to jump in your car and explore further. On your way back to your Airbnb in Destin, stop by the Henderson Beach State Park for a beautiful walk in the light of the sunset.
Ocean View at Sandpiper Cove
Superhosts Patrick and Sara know that as much as you want to be adventurous while you’re on vacation, you also need time to unwind and relax. That’s why they offer guests who stay with them free access to Netflix. The TV can be viewed from both the queen-size bed and the sleeper sofa.
Four guests can happily share this studio’s full kitchen and bathroom and washer and dryer, while the heated pool and hot tub are shared with the other residents of the complex. The design of the apartment, in soothing muted colors, will enhance your rest and relaxation.
There are many restaurants nearby this beachfront condo in Destin, Florida, in easy reach by foot or by car. Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure park is a short drive away, and so is Henderson Beach State Park. Whether your vacation is about going full-speed or slowing things down, this condo is a great choice.
This two-story house for rent on the beach in Destin, Florida, is a great vacation spot for four. There are two full-size beds in the loft space upstairs, plus a sleeper sofa on the first floor; the bathroom, with a tub and shower, is shared. The kitchenette is a small space with only a microwave, sink, and fridge, but not to worry – there’s plenty of great selection in the surrounding area for dining.
The hosts keep a couple bikes on hand for guests to use. Most places of interest can be easily reached on foot or by cycling. There’s also a spot to park one car on the premises.
There’s lots to do near this Destin Airbnb. The Destin Commons outdoor shopping mall a couple blocks to the north has a movie theater. There are also restaurants and grocery stores, miniature golf and parks, and miles of beautiful beachfront to walk.
“Sea” It to Believe It
At 972 square feet, this condo is packed with amenities. Six guests are welcome to share this two-bed, two-bath Airbnb in Destin. There is a king-size bed in one room, a queen-size bed in the other, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. The rooms come with blackout curtains and extra linens. There is a washer and dryer to keep your clothes and towels fresh after beach days. The full kitchen comes equipped for anything you could want for cooking during your stay.
From the living room, there’s a clear view of the beach through wide glass doors, or you can sit outside at the patio table on the small balcony. Shared with other condo dwellers is the large lagoon pool, a row of gas grills, workout room, tiki bar, and ocean-front heated pool. The resort is gated, and there is 24-hour security on the premises.
This Airbnb in Destin is accessible to all thanks to the elevator and wide doorways. Enjoy the luxuries of resort living on your vacation by booking now.
Sandpiper Cove Studio
Short-term condo rentals in Destin don’t get better than this one. A studio apartment at the Sandpiper Cove resort, this Airbnb can host up to four guests on its queen-size bed and sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped to meet all your culinary needs, and the counter doubles as bar seating to supplement the sweetheart table at meal times.
On the resort grounds, you’ll have access to five swimming pools, three hot tubs, a golf course, tennis courts, and the Louisiana Lagniappe, a 5-star restaurant. If you want to venture out beyond the limits of the resort, there are more restaurants to choose from along the Emerald Coast parkway, as well as attractions like The Track, where you can have fun go-kart racing.
Between the beautiful coastal interiors of the condo and the many perks that come with staying at a resort, this rental will make your trip to Destin, Florida an unforgettable one.
Space for Six with Stunning Views
With two bedrooms, this Destin Airbnb offers privacy for up to six guests. There is a king-size bed in the first room, a queen-size in the second, and a sleeper sofa in the living room, giving up to three couples their own space come bedtime. The first bedroom has its own en suite bathroom, so call dibs on that room as soon as you get there.
During the day, everyone can enjoy the stunning views of the gulf from the living room or balcony. The view can be enjoyed even in the kitchen, which is great for cooking big meals. There is a stacked washer and dryer in the hallway next to the shared bathroom.
While you’re staying here, you’ll have access to on-site amenities like the pool, lounge chairs, gas grills, and poolside bar. Make your vacation a great one by booking this vacation home for rent in Destin.
Ocean View Condo at Pelican Beach Resort
Although it’s only a one-bedroom apartment, this condo makes use of every available space and can accommodate up to six guests. In the one bedroom, there is a king-size bed and private bathroom. The sleeper sofa in the living room and a set of bunk beds wedged into an alcove in the hallway make the space feel like the galley of a ship. There is a second bathroom off the hallway and a large kitchen with lots of counter space.
A perfect rental for a family vacation, the condo comes with childcare necessities that parents will appreciate, like a high chair, pack ’n’ play, and a collection of children’s books and toys. Room-darkening shades encourage a midday nap, and there’s lots for families to do on the resort grounds as well as nearby.
Pelican Beach Resort has a host of amenities for guests, from a coin laundromat and tennis courts to indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a tiki bar. Additionally, it puts you right across the street from Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park.
Ground-Floor Grand Caribbean West Condo
If you want an accessible condo for rent on the beach in Destin for your next family vacation, this one-bedroom, one-bath apartment might be perfect. And given its position on the ground floor, you can walk directly from your front door to the entrance of the private beach space without the hassle of elevators or stairs.
There is a luxurious king-size bed in the bedroom and a pair of bunk beds nestled into an alcove in the hallway. The addition of a couch that unfolds into a queen-size bed makes this rental appropriate for as many as six guests. Families with an infant will also be happy to find a crib.
The rest of the rental is rounded out by a single bathroom, a washer and dryer, and a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and lots of counter space.
If you’re looking for adventure during the day, nearby Henderson Beach State Park makes a great place to explore Florida’s natural landscape and see some of its native birds. Further down the road is Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, The Track, and Destin’s Harbor Boardwalk.
Offering a bold departure from the usual beach motif, this condo has chic farmhouse elements in its design. The open layout of the kitchen-dining-living space makes the beautiful 11th floor views visible from every corner of the shared space. Each room has a king-size bed and private bathroom, and the leather couch unfolds into additional sleeping space, so the apartment can easily accommodate six guests.
The unit includes a washer and dryer, a full kitchen, and access to the facility’s hot tub, pool, and gym. The large balcony can be reached through the living room or second bedroom’s glass sliding doors. The cushioned patio furniture around the coffee table makes a great place to relax in the mornings.
The proximity of this condo to a variety of restaurants, parks, beaches, and other family activities makes it one of the best Airbnbs in Destin. You can easily spend your morning at the beach, and your afternoon at Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure park, and then catch an evening movie at the theater in the Destin Commons shopping center. With so much at your fingertips, you’ll easily find amazing new adventures every day.
The Lucky Dune Bird
This rental, the sole Airbnb Plus on our list, has passed a rigorous, in-person inspection to earn that status, a guarantee of its quality and cleanliness. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that this pristine Silver Dunes condo, the Luck Dune Bird, is among the best Destin Airbnbs.
Eight guests can stay together in this two-bed, two-bath vacation home. Between the king-size bed in the front room, two full-size beds in the second room, and the sleeper sofa, there’s plenty of room for everyone. There are also two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious balcony with a table and chairs.
Enjoying the water and beach is easy here. The secure beach locker downstairs is stocked with all the beach toys and chairs you could want to create your perfect set up on the sugar-white sand. It also comes with a small wagon to help you carry your haul. If you don’t want to go all the way out to the gulf, you can opt for the large community pool or the small kiddie pool closer by.
This condo’s amenities and conveniences make it a great vacation home for your family.
Spacious Condo with Private Beach
This three-story rental on the beach in Destin, Florida, has two suite-style bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that as many as six guests will love sharing.
Here, you’ll find all the amenities that make vacationing in an Airbnb feel like being at home. There is a king-size bed in the master bedroom suite and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and his-and-her sinks. The suite next door has a queen-size bed, private bathroom, and a balcony with views of the water.
The second floor is the living space, with a queen-size fold-out couch, half bath, and two balconies that offer views to the north and east. The galley kitchen, although narrow, comes equipped with all the appliances and cooking tools you will need. There is a washer and dryer, although laundry soap is not provided.
The hosts do keep extra beach essentials like towels and snorkeling gear on hand for you to use. The private beach is gated, so you won’t have to worry about other Destin visitors encroaching on your space.
Wake up every morning of your vacation to the bright Florida sunrise and briny beach breeze knowing you have all the best in Destin right here.
Condo with Panoramic Views
Renovated in 2021, this condo is a great option for a large group. Seven guests can fit in this two-bed, two-bath vacation rental. Sleeping arrangements are divided between the king-size bed in the first room, the full-size and twin beds in the second room, and the queen-size sleeper sofa and full-size sofa bed in the living room.
The bathrooms are both stocked with soaps and towels, and the kitchen is equipped with essentials and extras like a tea kettle, wine glasses, and barbecue utensils that you can borrow if you want to cook dinner on one of the community grills.
Many community amenities are also available, including a splash pad for young children, a hot tub, an indoor and an outdoor pool, and a sauna.
This Destin Airbnb offers views from nearly every room in every direction, inviting you to explore the surrounding city.
Searching for rental homes on the beach in Destin, Florida, will yield a ton of results, so how do you choose from among all those options? Start by looking for homes where the whole family will have plenty of space, like in this two-story, three-bedroom townhouse. This home caters specifically to family groups, not party groups.
Up to eight people will have their own space and privacy in this rental. The first two bedrooms each have queen-size beds, the third has a pair of singles, and there is a sleeper couch in the living room.
The bedrooms and accent walls in the common space are painted in bright, cheery colors. The kitchen, by contrast, is a soothing white and gray tiled room with a galley layout. There you’ll find all the cooking tools you’ll need to serve up some great meals. There are no food basics included in the kitchen, but you can stock up at one of the nearby grocery stores.
Condo at Pelican Beach Resort
Host Haydar had this condo space professionally decorated, and you can tell! A soothing combination of tan, gray, and white colors on the walls, floors, and countertops make this apartment an oasis. As Airbnbs in Destin go, this one-bedroom, two-bathroom rental is a steal given its location and amenities.
In the bedroom, there is a king-size bed and down the hallway, in an alcove, are a set of bunk beds. The couch in the living room converts into a queen-size mattress. As a guest here, you’ll have access to all the community amenities of the resort, including the indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, sundeck, on-site café, and tiki bar.
When you want to venture out of the resort, you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants to choose from, the Destin Commons shopping mall where you can pick up all the souvenirs you could hope for, and the thrill of The Track and Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure park.
Majestic Oceanfront Condo
This condo offers some of the best views you could hope for from a beachfront rental in Destin, Florida. Bright blue throw pillows on the couch echo the blue of the water, seen from the wide glass sliding doors that lead from the living room to the private balcony.
The bedroom has a king-size bed, flat-screen TV, and private bathroom. In the hallway are a pair of bunk beds set in an alcove. The fold-out couch in the living room completes the sleeping arrangements. The apartment also has a second bathroom off the hall.
Additional amenities include a gym, hot tub, and pool on the premises. If you find you aren’t in the mood to use the full kitchen, explore some of the restaurants in the area. Destin has some incredible seafood and a wide variety of cuisines to choose from.
The best Airbnb rentals in Destin are those that combine beachfront views and access to the city’s top attractions with cleanliness and beautiful interior designs. All of these listings have those great qualities and will make your vacation something special.
Why book an ordinary hotel room when you could book a beautiful Airbnb and live like a local in the world’s luckiest fishing village?