Two weeks ago, I got a call from a couple who were interested in beachfront homes for sale in Destin, FL. They had gotten my name from mutual friends who I had helped to find a home to a few years ago. After spending the last 40 years building their business, it was finally time to enjoy the rewards of their work. The level of thought that they had put into this was quite amazing. They shared many stories with me about how they would discuss, with each other, their ultimate dream of living on the beautiful white sands of Destin.
Now that dream is becoming reality!
Their general criteria were:
1. The home had to be direct beachfront. They had always wanted to spend evenings, under moonlight, listening to the waves wash ashore and wouldn’t compromise for anything less.
2. The views had to be absolutely panoramic and dead-on. Essentially, they didn’t want view encroachments from neighboring homes or dunes.
3. At least 3500 square foot, but larger is better.
4. Must have a pool at their house (preferred) or in the neighborhood.
5. Must be turnkey and ready to go. They want to come here to play, not work. They wouldn’t tolerate any fixer uppers or renovations of any kind.
After much research, I settled on five beachfront homes for sale in Destin to show them.
1. MLS 594886 , 632 Gulf Shore Dr.
Built in 1985, this Holiday Isle beachfront home, features 3762 square feet of living space and is situated on a stately 1.1 acre lot. The 110 gulf frontage feet is among the largest in the area and provides the views that my buyer was looking for. This home has been completely renovated and is turnkey rental. Beachfront Homes on Holiday Isle appeal to those that prefer not to live in gated neighborhoods.
2. MLS 601372 , 51 Lands End Dr.
Built in 1996, this Destin Pointe Beachfront home is in a gated community and was built in 1996. This home has all the conveniences and comforts that you could ask for including: transom windows with decorative glass, French doors and windows with custom controlled shades, quartz countertops, custom cabinets, detailed tile work around showers and tubs, garages, etc. Destin Pointe has swimming pools and a fitness center as well.
3. MLS 612266 , 4744 Ocean BLVD
This Destiny By The Sea gem has it all. Built in 2006 and constructed from steel and concrete, this home generated more than $210,000 in rental income during 2013. The three private balconies provide amazing views of the emerald waters. Destiny by the Sea has a private beach for the exclusive use of its 120 homeowners and their guests, as well as a workout facility, pool, and entertainment area. Beachfront homes in Destiny by the Sea are truly spectacular.
4. MLS 597108 , 114 Sandprint Circle
At 7200 sf, this beachfront home in the Dunes of Destin is the largest home that made the cut. This home is in a gated community, has an elevator and 6 bedrooms that provide guests with privacy and comfort. The views are spectacular and the buyers like the proximity of this home to some of their favorite restaurants and activities on the harbor.
5. MLS 605758, 4754 Ocean Blvd
This was the 2nd home in Destiny by the Sea to make the list. The buyer really likes the exclusivity that homes in this neighborhood offer and the Mediterranean architecture that is consistent throughout. Featuring 5696 sf, and 6 bedrooms, this home has plenty of space and the private pool and theater are perfect for entertaining friends and family
They are still evaluating their options and haven’t made any final decisions yet. One thing is certain though, there are many great beachfront homes in Destin to choose from and whatever they decide will bring them enjoyment for years to come.
Dreaming of a Destin beachfront home of your own? Email us or call (850) 325-0004 , to see what options we can come up with for you.
Tim Shepard, Broker/Owner
Destin Real Estate, LLC
Cell: (850) 259-4133
Toll Free: (866) 678-SOLD
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