Welcome to Summer Spell
Summer Spell
Gorgeous gulf views
Enjoy the amazing sunset
Relaxing pool and spa area
Welcome to Summer Spell Summer Spell Gorgeous gulf views Enjoy the amazing sunset Relaxing pool and spa area
Rated Excellent on FlipKey

4.5 average rating
based on 5,097 reviews

Summerspell is a small, quaint 30 unit complex that offers an affordable family vacation.  You will enjoy the peace and quiet that this complex has to offer.  This Gulf view complex offers a community pool, hot tub, bbq grilling area and onsite coin-op laundry.  A short 50 yards and you are sticking your toes in some of the whitest sand that the Emerald Coast has to offer.  The gorgeous emerald colors of the Gulf will provide the most beautiful backdrop to any vacation.

Each condo is tastefully decorated and offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeping 6, with a master bedroom, bunk beds built into the hall area, and sofa sleeper.  You will enjoy your fully stocked kitchen just right for dining in, along with a living and dining area.  These condos are sure to please.  

The inviting pool area is complete with plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas, lovely landscaping, a hot tub and showers for a sand-free retreat. And to end a perfect day in the sun, gather the family around for a cook-out! Or if you don’t feel like cooking, there are several appetizing restaurants waiting to heat up your taste buds all within walking distance.  Pompano Joes world famous Gulf-front restaurant is located across from this complex and just a short distance is Kenny D's and Captain Dave's for whatever you may crave. 

Summerspell is located in the heart of Destin so the entertainment opportunities are overwhelming! Outdoor malls, movie theatres, hundreds of eateries, arcades and award winning golf courses are all just minutes away.  All you need bring are beach towels, swimsuits and plenty of sunscreen.


Property rules state: no RV's or trailers of any kind are allowed to be parked in the community parking area.  Please call us to arrange off site parking if you are bringing a trailer or RV. 


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Individual Vacation Rentals

Summerspell 206

from $83/nt

Question: What do kittens, cashmere and Summer Spell 206 have in common? Answer: Gentleness! This Destin vacation rental is sure to inspire a gentle way of life in even the crankiest of people with its...

Summerspell 305

from $83/nt

Decorated in warmly elegant shades of gold, black and red, this recently renovated unit features new tile, paint, crown molding and furnishings. At Summerspell #305, you can relax on the deck with a beautiful...

Guest Reviews

Summerspell 206

  5 of 5 stars

Hello, I actually stayed in 206. 305 is my favorite but was booked. 206 is nice although not updated. I did find a broken lamp; a couple of broken dishes, and a long black hair on the countertop when I arrived. But other than that, things were great. If someone would trim the palm in front of the balcony on 206, the unit would have a great view. Overall I love the Summerspell and SummerBreeze units. I would rate this a 4. Thanks. We will stay again!!!!


  3 of 5 stars

My family has been going to Destin for 15 years and in about 25 visits, this is the very first time we have been disappointed. I opened the door to the smell of dirty grease and knew it was going to be bad. It smelled dirty and it was. The bedroom furniture and living room furniture were nice but that was all that was. The refrigerator is rusted, the other appliances except microwave are old, and there were bugs. It was disgusting. I called ND immediately and they sent a cleaning person over but she did nothing, said she couldn't help. I called again and was told an bug exterminator would be there ASAP. Two days later they came, but didn't help with bugs at all. Founds some dead ones, but still tons of live ones through remainder of the week. A young man came the second day and put plunkets down the garbage disposal, but that did nothing. My damage deposit was refunded, but it doesn't make up for that dump. ND did all they could and I am grateful for that, they are a good company. This owner needs to clean up this dump, or charge much less for it. It is NOT worth the price being charged. If ND set the pricing, you are way off, I feel like I got totally robbed. As I said, our first bad experience in Destin in 15 years, and it was really bad. This is the first time I have not used VRBO, and that won't happen again.

Manager's Response
Thank you for taking time to let us know about your recent stay and we appreciate your constructive comments. We are so terribly sorry that you were disappointed with your accommodations. Our first and primary goal at Newman-Dailey is to provide our valued guests with a clean, safe and comfortable home away from home. Having said that, sometimes things do go wrong. When you entered your unit, you should have smelled nothing but clean sanitized air. A previous guest had spilled something on a burner and that’s what the smell was. We should have done a better job taking care of that. In regard to the bugs, we received your call on Sunday and called the Homeowners’ Association first thing Monday. While we insist on same day service from our vendors, we are sometimes at the mercy of their schedules. Again we apologize that it took two days for you to see an exterminator. We have shared your review with our housekeeping staff, the Homeowners Association and the owner. We are confident that these problems have been resolved for future guests. We hope you will allow us to host you again in the future, and show you how Newman-Dailey’s 30 years of experience has earned us the loyalty of countless repeat guests year after year.

Fun family getaway

  5 of 5 stars

We had a fantastic week at this condo! We really enjoyed the location, the convenience of the beach service and the condo itself was just adorable. It was perfect for our family of four! We hope to get back to the beach soon, and we would definitely stay here again!

We loved staying here!

  5 of 5 stars

We just loved staying here. It was within walking distance to the Gulf and we had a view as well. It was nicely furnished and decorated and it was extremely clean. It was so nice to have the hallway bunks for the kids! We loved that it was so close to shopping and restaurants. We hope to come back in the future!

Great Time at Summerspell 305!

  5 of 5 stars

Had a great time at this unit! It's a very nice unit and it was immaculate upon arrival. Hope I left it almost as well as I found it!it had everything I needed...Thank you!


  5 of 5 stars

Amy, The unit turned out to be the best one we have rented since we have been visiting Destin. The decor was awesome and thankfully so since we had to spend alot of time inside due to the weather we encountered. Don't think I blame you at all for the weather, and we do plan to come back down soon, we are thinking of May or October. We do love it there and I hope you enjoy the rest of the season. Sincerely, Terry and Dave V.

It's "OK"-if it's just two or three of you.

  3 of 5 stars

The condo doesn't really allow for much "room". If you are just two people, it would be great. My wife and I stayed there with our three children ranging in age from 10 to 15. After spending an exhausting day on the beach we decided to watch a movie. the reception on the TV was stone age, so I went to RedBox. We had to fold the couch out into a bed so that there would be enough room for the five of us to sit and watch the movie. The wifi didn't work. But we did call and they offered to send someone out to fix it. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The distance to the beach was very nice. It was no hassle to carry our things to the beach. It was clean and there was chair and umbrella service. That was nice. At check in, the lady was very polite and helpful. I can't say that we would go back there with the kids again. Great for a couple.

Manager's Response
Thank you for your input about your recent stay at Summerspell. We're glad you enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and the amenities. We're sorry you felt that the condo was a tight fit for five people....please let us know next time you are staying with us that this size condo just doesn't accommodate your family size and we will find you something a little roomier. And by all means, the next time you and your wife want to get away by yourselves, we will be happy to accommodate you at Summerspell again!

Summer Treat

  4 of 5 stars

We rented this unit in august 2013, the pictures of the unit haven't been updated. The unit was very nice and clean. Location was excellent, the beach was located across the street and down the street from main attractions. I would reccomend this rental!!!

kind of outdated, but cozy and comfortable

  3 of 5 stars

The house was clean and comfortable. The kitchen is kind of outdated, one thing we didn't like is they only provided one trash bag, one tiny soap, and two rolls of toilet papers, it would be more convenient if they put one extra trash bag and toilet paper for the customers. Feel they are kind of stingy.

Manager's Response
We are pleased the guest found the house clean and comfortable. We are sorry that they may have been inconvenienced by the lack of disposable items. The Newman-Dailey rental policies and conditions form that is provided to every guest well in advance of their arrival, reads as follows: ".......... Guests will need to provide their own paper items and cleaning supplies. An initial set up of trash liners, bathroom paper, and facial soap is provided. Extra items needed are the responsibility of the guest"

Loved the location

  4 of 5 stars

We spent two weeks in Sumspell 305 in February and loved the location on Scenic Highway 98. We could see the beach from the balcony and I enjoyed working and reading out there. The condo is perfect for a couple with a small dog. The bedroom and kitchen were great. The only bad thing was the living room furniture. The sofa and chair were uncomfortable. We made it work, but it wasn't ideal. We enjoyed walking to some restaurants and walking on the beach.