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Best Destin Vacation Rental Kitchens - Perfect For Holiday Gatherings

One of the joys of staying in a luxury Destin vacation rental is the spacious or chef-ready kitchen for preparing meals. Often these fully stocked kitchens include the latest appliances, range hoods, breakfast bars, and open floor plans, making connecting with family and friends while you cook hassle-free. As an added bonus, some even include a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether planning a celebration vacation or a holiday gathering, we invite you to check out some of the best vacation rental kitchens on the  Emerald Coast.


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Water’s Edge (5 bedroom, 3.5 bath)

Appropriately named Water’s Edge, this newly remodeled vacation rental is situated directly on Destiny West Lake and across the street from the Gulf. Water’s Edge has all the niceties you would expect from a new Destin vacation rental home, including a brand-new kitchen with range hood and state-of-the-art appliances. Between the waterfall island, the dining table, a custom bench and an additional natural wood bar there is seating for 12, it’s a fantastic place to play chef. The open kitchen and wine bar make it easy for everyone to socialize before, during and after the meal. Located in the sought-after, gated neighborhood of Destiny West, this luxury Destin vacation rental home boasts modern furnishings and an incredible backyard with a private pool, a sun shelf, and a spill-over spa. Guests will also enjoy access to Destiny West’s amenities, including a community pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse. 

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Jewel in the Sand (8 bedroom / 6.5 bath)

Jewel in the Sand is not simply a beachfront Destin vacation home- it’s the perfect place for a celebration! This 8-bedroom mansion is a true masterpiece and offers a private pool with a grilling area, poolside lounge chairs and a private boardwalk to the beach. Designed for gatherings and entertainment, each of the four floors boasts open gathering areas. Moreover, the large open kitchen with views of the Gulf of Mexico makes it a joy to cook. In addition, kitchenettes on multiple floors add to the convenience and comfort. Located in The Dunes of Destin, this beautiful beachfront home is near water parks, golf courses and grocery stores and some of the most popular Destin restaurants.

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Coastal Cove (7 bedrooms / 7.5 bath)

Located in Crystal Beach, this gem features a private pool, walking distance to the beach, plenty of indoor and outdoor space for an entire family’s reunion or holiday gathering. The dream kitchen features leathered granite counters, stainless steel appliances, custom tile work, and white cabinetry. The hood over the range and large island is great for preparing large meals. In addition, the farm table with bench seating allows everyone to join together to break bread. Amazing extras like two full-size laundry rooms, a luxury master suite on the third floor and a private pool and grill deck add to Coastal Cove’s high-end hideaway appeal. 

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Rolling Tides (7 bedrooms, 7.5 bath)

The neighbor to Coastal Cove, Rolling Tides can be rented individually or rent them both to host a large gathering. Rolling Tides’ three stories, seven bedrooms and impeccably curated interior will wash over you like a gentle blue wave. A new construction Destin vacation rental, Rolling Tides has some absolute gems of extras, including new fully stocked, chef-ready kitchen with leathered granite counters and state-of-the-art appliances. Each floor also has a wet bar with a refrigerator (guests will especially love the full-size fridge adjacent to the second-floor entertainment room). The array of niceties continues outside where guests enjoy the private pool and spacious backyard. 

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Blessings by the Beach  (9 bedrooms, 8.5 bath)

Blessings by the Beach is a blessing indeed! This large luxury home features plush new couches, white shiplap walls, and warm wood plank floors that are all tied together by scenic artwork and driftwood sculptures. Designed to entertain large groups, the fully stocked, chef-ready kitchen features new appliances, a range hood, and two styles of coffee makers (Keurig & standard). In addition, a separate stand-alone ice maker and seating for 22 at two dining tables and the breakfast bar ensure everyone will have a seat at mealtime. With plenty of gathering space on the first floor for family time and a fenced backyard with private pool spacious pool deck, hot tub, grill area, wet bar and comfy outdoor furnishings, guests will want to add outdoor living at its finest to the list of “gratitudes.” Located in the Crystal Beach neighborhood, this premier vacation rental is an easy 2 block walk to the beach and close to popular restaurants, shops and Destin Commons. 

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Jade East 1910 (4 bedroom, 3.5 bath)

This impressive penthouse at Jade East Towers in Destin spans 3,000 square feet on the 19th floor. When you stay at Jade East 1910, you’ll enjoy a spectacular canvas of sunrises, sunsets, and shimmering waves. The expansive balcony is the perfect place to gather and enjoy the coastal breezes, and the open, chef-ready kitchen is where memories are made. It’s easy for family and friends to gather around the oversized kitchen island with breathtaking views in the background while the chef(s) enjoy use of the fully-stocked kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. From opulent feasts in the dining area to intimate conversations around gathering in the comfortable living room to spirited card games at the dedicated gaming table, Jade East 1910 is a gem among Destin vacation rentals for opulent entertaining and holiday celebrations. In addition to Jade East 1910, the property features dozens of well-appointed Gulf-front condos that are ideal for families during the holidays and beyond. 

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Hidden Dunes Condo 1700 (4 bedrooms / 4.5 bath)

This penthouse condo is great for entertaining beyond the kitchen. Flooded with natural light during the day and moonscapes at night, Hidden Dunes Gulfside Condo 1700 features high vaulted ceilings, 3 entertainment rooms, 2 dining areas, and 4 ensuite bedrooms. With views of the beach and Gulf from kitchen, the renovated fully-stocked kitchen ensures the chef in the chef is happy. With a wet bar area adjacent to the foyer creates a central gathering space ideal for brunch or sunset soiree. 

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Silver Shells at St. Maarten 905 (3 bedroom, 3 bath)

This luxury penthouse atop Silver Shells at St. Maarten is a feast for the eyes. Guests of Silver Shells 905 often find themselves saying “Is this view real?” Yes, it is. And yes, you can see it from the kitchen! The open kitchen overlooks the living and dining areas with a backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. The fully-stocked kitchen is impressive, boasting a single slab of veined granite on the island, stainless steel appliances and avant-garde fixtures. With a breakfast bar for eating and socializing and plenty of cookware for added convenience, this kitchen is functional and stylish. Step out onto the large private balcony for coffee at sunrise or cocktail at sunset and you’ll suddenly remember why it’s important to slow down and enjoy the moment. This luxury Destin condo is a dreamy choice for holiday gatherings and celebrations of all kinds. In addition to St. Maarten 905, Silver Shells features many luxury Gulf-front condos that provide a comfortable home-away-home for the holidays and beyond. 

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Kitchen with a View

Sterling Sands 214 (3 bedroom, 3 bath)

Upon entering this stunning Destin vacation rental, your attention is immediately captured by the expansive view of the famous emerald-green waters and sugar-white sands of the Emerald Coast. The private, wrap-around balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is ideal for relaxing or entertaining two families. With two primary suites and TWO fully-equipped kitchens, a wet bar, a breakfast bar and dining area with a picture window, Sterling Sands 214 is a great choice for holiday gatherings or special celebrations when you want to bring two families under one roof just steps from the beach. Sterling Sands also features a variety of 2- and 3-bedroom condos for intimate gatherings of all kinds.

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Southern Grace (5 bedroom, 4.5 bath)

Located in the exclusive gated community of Emerald Waters Village, Southern Grace will wash away all your cares and provide comfort and elegance for your holiday celebration. Unique custom features and an open floor plan make it possible for the chef to prepare meals in the large kitchen, while games are being played in the dining room and the movie watchers are in the living room…all while still enjoying each other’s company. With multiple King bedrooms, a bunk room with 2 triple bunks - queen on the bottom and twin on top, you can be assured there’s room for everybody. There’s even an additional seating area on the second floor.  As an added benefit, this home also provides a large washer and dryer set on each floor.  

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Under the Tuscan Sun (5 bedroom, 5 bath)

This tri-level palace boasts every extra, and upgrade that one could desire to make it perfect for holiday celebrations of all sizes. Located in the distinguished neighborhood of Avalon beach estates, Under the Tuscan Sun immediately stands out with a columned stucco exterior. A pleasant gated courtyard and walled pool deck with a waterfall welcome you guests into plush surroundings. Unique and wildly popular stained concrete floors guide you through comfortable bedrooms with palm tree decors. The first level features a movie room with a plasma television and a bar with chilled wine racks. An open kitchen extends out to designer suede couches and dining for 17. Large windows let sunlight flood the room, and a furnished balcony with a grill makes entertaining so enjoyable. This home has a colossal master suite with a private balcony.

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Blue Starfish (4 bedroom, 4.5 bath)

This luxury vacation home is fitted with stainless steel appliances, including a five-burner gas range and a double oven, which are perfect for cooking holiday meals. The quirky, refurbished, bursting-with-color furnishings create a crisp, clean look within this vacation home. The five balconies and porches, four large bedrooms and an open floor plan create a wonderful space for gathering family and friends. Outside, the pool deck with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV on the back porch overlooking a lush green lawn makes gathering outdoors dreamy. Families can dine alfresco and will enjoy the convenience of a private gas grill, and a custom-built wet bar with a refrigerator. Finally, a full pool bath right off the porch makes cleaning up a joy.

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Stairway to Hammock Heaven (4 bedroom, 3 bath)

Satisfy all your senses this holiday season with a stay at Stairway to Hammock Heaven. Lounge around the private pool featuring a spill over spa or relax in one of the front porch swings and enjoy the beautifully landscaped yard, or head up to the hammocks in the crow’s nest to unwind, this home provides ample opportunities to chill during your beach holiday. Great for holiday gatherings, the enormous kitchen of this home is totally remodeled, fully stocked, and fit for any gourmet chef. With seating for at least 16, the kitchen is just waiting for you to prepare family favorites. Just outside the door on the deck is a large gas grill and Cajun boiler for a shrimp boil. For entertainment, the home is stocked with books and games as well as 5 televisions. 

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Dolphins Cottage (4 bedroom, 2.5 bath)

Dolphins are whimsical and playful, and that's just how you’ll feel in this fantastic beach cottage for the holidays. The large, open living/kitchen/dining area with eat-up bar is great for entertaining at the holidays. The kitchen is centrally located and overlooks the dining area and is just steps from the backdoor that leads outside to a private pool complemented by a large furnished patio - a great location to gather in the Florida sunshine or evenings under the stars. This home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom and is sure to be the perfect place for your holiday gathering.

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Sanctuary at Redfish 3108 (4 bedroom, 4.5 bath)

With breathtaking panoramic Gulf views, newly modernized accommodations, and easy beach access, Sanctuary at Redfish 3108 is one of the many condos at Sanctuary at Redfish that's a hidden gem along Scenic Hwy 30A.  The double balconies look past the lush vegetation on the property out to Big Redfish Lake and the emerald-hue waters of the Gulf beyond. The completely outfitted kitchen on the first level boasts granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The open floor plan along with ten-foot ceilings and curved walls that meet real hardwood and travertine floors make this home feel spacious yet cozy. The second-level penthouse suite encompasses the entire floor, and its completely private balcony makes it an ideal getaway for multiple families. This top-floor condo overlooks a sprawling pool deck tucked in along Big Redfish Lake. The warm interior with gold hardware along with the Florida sun shining through the sliding glass doors on both levels ensures it’s Golden Hour every hour at 3108. 

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Spacious Kitchen

1900 Ninety-Eight 702 (3 bedroom, 3 bath)

This luxury condominium provides an opulent backdrop for holiday gathering and celebration vacations.  With attention to detail and thoughtful design, 1900 Ninety-Eight 702 welcomes the Florida sunshine with walls of windows overlooking the great cerulean expanse; wispy linen drapes connect ten-foot ceilings with oversized ceramic tile floors and white furnishings accented by abstract gallery art create a very cool vibe. The sleek kitchen is where you'd rather be with Thermador appliances and large island for meal prep or simply socializing. With indoor and outdoor dining on the large beachfront balcony, this Destin penthouse is ready to impress.

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Start planning now for the best selection of homes and condos for the holidays or your next celebration vacation. Looking for a different size vacation rental or location? View our collection of vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to assist with your search. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee. 

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