Margarita Villa B Aug&Sept Disc/Waterfront/Ground Floor/BeachGear

  • Lakefront, pool, and across from Destin Beach and The Crab Trap Restaurant! It is a "cannot be beaten" location!  "Great location. Easy to access grocery, restaurants and retail. View was great. Easy access to beach."  - Brenda Jan 2022
    Lakefront, pool, and across from Destin Beach and The Crab Trap Restaurant! It is a "cannot be beaten" location! "Great location. Easy to access grocery, restaurants and retail. View was great. Easy access to beach." - Brenda Jan 2022
  • Unit B is the ground floor of this beautiful beach villa.   "Everything about this trip was easy. From check in to check out. The hosts had everything we needed at the property ready for us. The beach is so close ..." Trent July 2021
    Unit B is the ground floor of this beautiful beach villa. "Everything about this trip was easy. From check in to check out. The hosts had everything we needed at the property ready for us. The beach is so close ..." Trent July 2021
  • Open floorplan thru the living room, dining area and into the kitchen
    Open floorplan thru the living room, dining area and into the kitchen
  • 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.
  • Lakefront deck with outdoor dining space.  "My family and I had a wonderful vaca! The house was gorgeous! Great views! We ate every meal at the house outside on the back porch. How could you not?" - Lindsey Oct 2021
    Lakefront deck with outdoor dining space. "My family and I had a wonderful vaca! The house was gorgeous! Great views! We ate every meal at the house outside on the back porch. How could you not?" - Lindsey Oct 2021
  • Floorplan
    Floorplan
  • Bright room and Open Floorplan
    Bright room and Open Floorplan
  • Living room with ample seating
    Living room with ample seating
  • Bright living room with view of the lake
    Bright living room with view of the lake
  • Living room is bright and airy
    Living room is bright and airy
  • 1st floor kitchen has plenty of space for storing food and preparing meals
    1st floor kitchen has plenty of space for storing food and preparing meals
  • Coffee bar area
    Coffee bar area
  • Large Master bedroom with direct porch access
    Large Master bedroom with direct porch access
  • Master bath
    Master bath
  • Bunk beds!!
    Bunk beds!!
  • 2nd bedroom with 2 Twin over Full bunk beds - perfect for kids!
    2nd bedroom with 2 Twin over Full bunk beds - perfect for kids!
  • Hall bath
    Hall bath
  • Plenty of storage space in the Master bedroom
    Plenty of storage space in the Master bedroom
  • Laundry center
    Laundry center
  • Separate entrance door for privacy!
    Separate entrance door for privacy!
  • Deck with lounge chair, dining table, and a wonderful view!
    Deck with lounge chair, dining table, and a wonderful view!
  • Lakefront deck with outdoor dining space
    Lakefront deck with outdoor dining space
  • Even the view of the lake from inside is terrific.
    Even the view of the lake from inside is terrific.
  • Super fast Internet & WiFi
    Super fast Internet & WiFi
  • Lower unit of a 2-story beach house with an unbeatable location.
    Lower unit of a 2-story beach house with an unbeatable location.
  • Even the parking lot is beautifully done!
    Even the parking lot is beautifully done!
  • Several charcoal grills are available in the grill area by the pool.
    Several charcoal grills are available in the grill area by the pool.
  • 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.
  • Entrance is on side for more privacy. An outdoor shower is there to rinse off after time on the beach.
    Entrance is on side for more privacy. An outdoor shower is there to rinse off after time on the beach.
  • We supply a beach cart, chairs, some toys, and towels!
    We supply a beach cart, chairs, some toys, and towels!
  • Aerial view from over the lake
    Aerial view from over the lake
  • 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!
  • Located in the exclusive community of Destiny Beach Villas, across from Destin's Lee Beach and the Crab Trap Restaurant.
    Located in the exclusive community of Destiny Beach Villas, across from Destin's Lee Beach and the Crab Trap Restaurant.
  • Margarita Villa backs to a gorgeous fresh-water lake. You can fish, or just sit and relax while taking in the scenery.
    Margarita Villa backs to a gorgeous fresh-water lake. You can fish, or just sit and relax while taking in the scenery.
  • Sunset from the deck
    Sunset from the deck
  • There is a public bath house on the beach 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 on the beach with showers on the beach. Don't cut your last day short! Spend time on the beach then shower before starting your trip home!
  • 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.
  • The beautiful sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico beaches are not to be missed.
    The beautiful sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico beaches are not to be missed.
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Close to pool & beach!
    Close to pool & beach!
  • Disabled parking
    Disabled parking
$129-1,312/night
2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 2-8
Internet Oceanfront (more...)

Back to school discount applied to all open August & September dates!

(rates shown ARE the discounted rates)

The perfect family-friendly location for a Destin/30A vacation that makes new and lasting memories. Margarita Villa B is located just 200 steps from America's #1 beach, with a tunnel under the roadway to avoid crossing traffic.

This property, a ground floor unit in Destiny Beach Villas, provides a splendid accommodation for your stay and includes a bunk bed room for the kids. Read our FULL description so you get all of the wonderful details!

🏖 Just Steps to #1 beach
😴 Bunk bed room kids ❤️
🌐 Fast Wifi
🏊‍♀️ Swimming Pool
🍳 Well-equipped Kitchen
🛌 Master Bedroom w/ensuite bath
👶🏼 Pack-n-play & high chair
📺 TVs w/Roku
🚗 Free Parking for 2 vehicles
🦆 Ground Floor Lakefront Unit
🚶🏻Only 3 stair-steps to enter
🐟 Surf Fishing on beach
📲 Digital guidebook
🌊 Beach cart, chairs, toys, & towels

“Chuck and Vicki are superb hosts. The place is in an awesome location and is an amazing place to stay. Very clean and comforting. We had a superb time here. Highly recommended for any future travelers.” - Tristan F 08/2021



From the front door of the home, it is a mere 200 steps to the beach! 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 playground and a public bath house on the beach too! 


Take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool located less than 50 steps from the front door! The pool area includes restrooms with showers, as well as plenty of seating. Pool hours are generally 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult and there is no lifeguard on duty.

Work remotely, attend virtual meetings or online school while visiting! We have high-speed Gigabit Internet service with the latest mesh WiFi technology. This lets many devices be online without interference.

Margarita Villa B is a beautiful ground floor beach home located in the coveted Destiny Beach Villas of Crystal Beach! It has 2 bedrooms; a Master with ensuite bathroom, and a 2nd bedroom with a two twin/full bunk beds that kids just LOVE! A second full bath is in the hall. The home is setup with a well-equipped kitchen and a living area with a large HDTV equipped with Roku. It’s an ideal layout for a long family vacation, a quick getaway, or a friend-cation.

Tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished throughout, each bedroom and the living area has ceiling fans and an HDTV equipped with Roku streaming capability; just bring your own logins from your favorite streaming services or your account login for your cable provider -- Roku offers a ton of free options as well.

The rear of the home is on the shore 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 the myriad of turtles that live in the lake. There is a lakeside walking path. Swimming in the lake is not allowed. You cannot fish in the lake, but it is allowed on the beach, with a fishing license.

The unit has its own water heater and an HVAC system with smart thermostat and ceiling fans for your maximum comfort. With its own entrance and private lakefront deck, there are no shared areas. The only stairs required are the 3 steps to enter the home.

Note: We do get questions about our reviews. During most of the year, guests rent the entire home as a single 4-bedroom unit. At times, we offer it as 2 separate 2-bedroom units. As a result, we have many fewer reviews for the 2-bedroom units. 

—— HOME LAYOUT ——

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

You will enter into the living area which extends to the kitchen/dining area. To the right of the kitchen will be a hall with the laundry center, entry to a bathroom with tub/shower, and the bedroom with bunk beds and closet. At the end of the hall is the Master bedroom with king bed, closet, and ensuite bath with a tub/shower. Both bedrooms have an exterior door that opens onto the front porch, where you will find chairs and a bench for enjoying your morning coffee or after-dinner beverage. From the living room, another exterior door opens onto the lakefront deck with outdoor dining table, and a gravity chaise lounge chair.

If you bring kids, we recommend a quick stop at the nearby PetSmart to buy a container of turtle food. The lake is teaming with them and they shouldn’t be fed anything else.

—— KITCHEN ——

The kitchen is well-equipped with the glassware, dinnerware, serving ware, and cookware needed to create meals for your group. There is even a coffee bar area with a drip-brewer, k-cup maker, and an electric kettle. With a garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher, oven and cooktop, and a larger refrigerator, there is plenty of room to store food, prepare meals, and then clean-up.

And, of course, there are Margarita glasses, but you need to provide your own Margaritas.

—— PARKING ——

Guests can park up to 2 vehicles in the lot. Spaces are not assigned, but parking passes are provided. If you choose to rent a golf cart during your visit, it counts as one of the 2 vehicles.

Permits *must* be displayed or vehicles will be towed. Due to being directly across from the beach, tourists commonly try to park in our private lot when the public lot is full, The community vigorously enforces this to ensure there is sufficient parking for our residents and guests.


—— 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*
・starter set of soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags.
・Pack-n-play with sheet
・High chair

—— WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ——

・Soaps and shampoo for your whole stay
・Sunscreen
・Paper towels, 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, it is just not possible to inventory every item after every stay. If we have not been alerted by a guest that they have used some these things so we can replenish it, you may not find it to be present. In everyone’s interest, we do ask that guests try to replace what they use — in terms of foil, salt/pepper, spices, oils, first aid items, etc.

—— BOOKING INFORMATION ——

A cleaning fee of up to $190 per stay is added to your total at checkout. We offer optional mid-stay cleans as well. Contact us for pricing as it is seasonal.

There is a resort fee of no more than $27 per stay.

A refundable security deposit of $300 is required. This is done by placing a hold on the card you provide. The hold is released after departure and an inspection has been done - generally within 4-7 days.

Once the reservation is made, you will get a confirmation email from us 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 Renter of record must:
・be at least 25 yrs of age,
・provide a copy of a valid government-issued ID, 
・be present during the whole stay (No third-party bookings),
・place a credit card with us for the security deposit "hold",
・must sign our rental agreement, and
・provide a list of names and ages of the entire party and email addresses of all adults.

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.

Important: 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 any requests for early arrival or late checkout. In the rare situations where we can, there is an additional charge of $50 for the first hour and $25 for each additional hour or portion of an hour.

▶︎ After booking, we will send you an invitation to our Margarita Villa digital guidebook. This tool contains much information about the home, has instructions for the use of appliances, contains WiFi connection information, and includes idea on 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 homescreen for easy access.  


—— TRAVEL INSURANCE ——

We *strongly* encourage you to consider acquiring travel insurance if you have any concerns about needing to cancel for any reason, including inclement weather. You will be presented with potential options at checkout, from our service provider. You can, of course, find many online sources of travel protection policies.  There are time limits on certain types of coverage and policies, especially the Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policies, so please do not delay.

—— ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE COVERAGE ——

We cover your booking for up to $500 of accidental damages. This is "no-hassle coverage" that protects against breakage and other accidental damage. There is no need to select this coverage from the listing site.

Basic guidelines of the accidental damage coverage are:

・Guest must report damage, with photo(s), at the time it occurs to consider it for coverage. That is generally the only thing a guest needs to do.
・Damage reported after departure will not be covered.
・Linens and towels are excluded from this coverage.
・Coverage is only for “accidental” damage.
・This will not cover “services” needed to address the damage, such as shipping/delivery fees, rush charges, extra cleaning, etc.

Costs for damages that exceed our coverage or are excluded will be charged against the security deposit, then to the card on file if necessary.

—— 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 repeat guests. The house rules are outlined here in the listing as well as in communications you will receive from us. But, we have a few more serious rules that, if broken, will result in immediate eviction with no refunds. These are:

- Animals are not allowed under any circumstances.
- Events or parties are prohibited.
- No smoking of any kind.
- You cannot exceed the number of people on your booking.
- Drugs or other illegal activities are not tolerated and will be reported.
- We do not accept third-party bookings.

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.

There are also video cameras in the front of the home. There are no interior views.

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 like to be certain our guests have read the whole description. 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.

Retired from a long and worthwhile career in technology, government, and executive management involving significant domestic and International travel (Chuck).

Retired with extensive customer service and hospitality experience and skills as a former Disney cast member (Vicki).

Together, we decided to become hosts and manage our own short-term rental. 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 and created 'Our Smoky Mountain Rentals' to handle the listings. Then we decided to add a beach property and settled on Destin, FL area! Not long after we were able to 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 brand, 'Remarkable Vacation Rentals'.

We have enjoyed every moment of our hosting journey. The delight that comes with knowing 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.

We also provide a high chair!
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: 8
  • 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
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Master – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Hall Bath – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 2-8
  • Master – 1 King bed
  • 2nd Bedroom – 2 Double beds, 2 Twin beds
  • – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Cabinet Locks
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Beach Essentials
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Other
  • Private Chef
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
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
  • 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
  • Single Level Home
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
  • Disabled Parking Spot