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How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Destin

Located on the “Emerald Coast,” Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters. Also called the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin visitors can charter fishing vessels from the harbor, enjoy any of its 12 beach access points, and make the short drive to Okaloosa Island to enjoy family attractions, such as the Florida Gulfarium.

Follow these tips to help you pick the perfect Destin vacation rental for your travel plans.

  1. Where to stay to enjoy Destin’s iconic white beaches. For the most classic Destin vacation, plan to stay near the Henderson Beach State Park, located a tad east of Destin. The park boasts 6,000 feet of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, and offers swimming, a nature trail, and plenty of wildlife to see. Alternatively, beach goers can also just look for condos south of US Highway 98.
  2. Where to stay for the best fishing. The best fishing around Destin can be found across the US Highway 98 bridge on Okaloosa Island, so plan to stay either on the island, near the bridge in east Destin, or close to the harbor, if you plan to book charters for bay fishing. The Destin Bridge, the east and west jetties, the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Okaloosa, and Norriego Point just past the jetties are all popular fishing spots.
  3. Where to stay near the Florida Gulfarium. Located in Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island, the Florida Gulfarium offers three live marine shows; a dolphin show, a multi-species show, and a sea lion show. It’s also in close proximity to the Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone and the Emerald Coast Convention Center, making the area a popular destination for families.
  4. Where to stay near Harborwalk Village. If you plan to book a lot of water-related activities, such as pirate cruises, dolphin cruises, or snorkeling, stay either in or near the Harborwalk Village and Harborwalk Marina, close to the Destin Bridge. The area also offers a lot of land-based options, like the Crab Island Adventure.
  5. How to choose your own Destin rental experience. Whether you’d like to stay on mainland Destin or on Okaloosa Island, you really can’t go wrong. Head to west Destin for more calm getaway near Henderson Beach State Park or go to east Destin to be a part of the excitement around the boardwalk and harbor. Across the bridge, in Okaloosa, enjoy the less expensive rental options with just a short commute to bustling Destin.

Destin Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local Destin team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TurnKey has enhanced its already extensive home cleaning standards and processes to further sanitize homes between each stay for our guests and owners. All TurnKey properties are equipped with our patented GuestWorks® cleaning system and verification technology, requiring professional housekeepers to follow a stringent set of cleaning standards, customized for each home, and confirm their use of COVID-19 fighting products, as identified by the Center for Biocide Chemistries. We have also emphasized effective hygiene practices and safety recommendations for our employees and housekeeping network in line with CDC guidelines. In addition, we have initiated the TurnKey Cares Relief Housing Program, offering thousands of homes for medical personnel and first-responders at complimentary or significantly discounted rates while they perform critical services to fight COVID-19.

Yes. Many TurnKey homes allow for special rates for extended stays, monthly stays or long-term stays. All our booking calendars are accurate and up-to-date, and will automatically reflect these discounted rates when you enter your desired check-in and checkout dates.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in Destin to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of Destin house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local Destin team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s Destin vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey Destin vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all Destin vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of Destin, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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