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Blue Starfish

4 Bedrooms

4.5 Bathrooms

12 Guests


Huge Open Floor Plan!! Beautiful Private Pool with Spillover Spa, Putting Green, Outdoor TV!


Gulf Access
Private Pool
Pool Can be Heated with Fee
Golf Cart
0.1 Mile to the Beach

Rooms & Bedding

Hall Bathroom 3- 2nd fl
Outdoor Bathroom
Primary Bedroom- 3rd fl | King
Primary Bathroom- 3rd fl
Bathroom 2- 2nd fl
Bedroom 2- 2nd fl | King
Half Bathroom - 1st fl
Bedroom 3 - 2nd fl | Queen
Bedroom 4- 2nd fl | 2 Triple Bunk

About the property

Don’t let the name of this fantastic Destin vacation rental fool you- everyone will be happy as clams while staying at Blue Starfish! In fact, it expertly strikes the balance of old and new; technology and tradition. The sleek kitchen of this luxury is fitted with stainless steel appliances including a five burner gas range and a double oven all of which is surrounded by unique slabs of grey granite counters. Contrast that with the quirky, refurbished, bursting-with-color furnishings and voila- a crisp, clean vacation home with just the right amount of personality. Actually, the five balconies and porches, four large bedrooms and an open floor plan guarantee that there will be plenty of room for all the personalities you plan to bring with you, too.

Ready to be “WOWED”? Simply step outside! Blue Starfish’s pool deck has been known to turn the emerald water even greener with envy. The private pool deck is laden with extras, including the latest addition—a NEW PERGOLA for relaxing and entertaining. For the sports enthusiast in your group, a wall mounted flat screen TV is set on the back porch overlooking the crystal clear pool edged by a green lawn. For added convenience, the porch includes a custom-built wet bar with a refrigerator allows you to refill your drink without having to go inside, and a full pool bath right off the porch makes it easy to take restroom breaks or wash off after a day of fun in the sun. The private pool includes a spillover spa, which creates a small waterfall connecting the two. When it’s meal time, the private gas grill makes it easy to grill savory barbecue, steaks or burgers and dine alfresco. 

While it’s true that Blue Starfish is a short walk to the gorgeous beaches of the Gulf, the beautiful home also comes with a golf cart to carry your group and all their gear to the beach. The best part is that you’ll be traveling in style—this golf cart is lifted and includes a built-in sound system and a back-up camera. You’ll be styling and profiling all the way to the beach! Golf cart fee is included in your reservation total.

The joyous tones of blue that envelop the exterior and interior combined with lively beach décor featuring curious sea creatures are sure to put a spring in your step! When you’re ready for adventure, head out and explore the nearby attractions like Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl at the Destin Commons, Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, one of Destin’s famous golf courses, or a dolphin cruise on the harbor. Blue Starfish is set in the ideal spot for diving in to Destin’s fun!

We require a minimum length of stay during the summer and over holidays.

We do not rent to anyone under 25 or to students

Guests receive a welcome kit with small dishwasher detergent, dish soap, sponge, a roll of paper towels, and laundry detergent. There will be an initial trash liner in each receptacle and a set of toilet paper and soaps for each bathroom provided. Guests will need to replenish supplies for longer stays.

This pool can be heated between October- April for a fee upon request to our office. There is an additional charge for heating requests within 48 hours of check-in.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Golf Cart
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • Luxury Rental
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 2540
  • Washer
  • Wet Bar Area


  • Living Room Smart TV
  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom Smart TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV
  • Smart TV in Every Bedroom
  • Streaming Capable
  • Streaming Capable Only (No Cable)
  • TV in Every Bedroom


  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • K-Pod Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Coffee Maker
  • Stove


  • 0.1 Mile to the Beach
  • Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service Can be Rented for a Fee
  • Shore at Crystal Beach Park


  • Balcony
  • Fenced Backyard
  • Natural Gas Grill
  • Outdoor TV
  • Putting Green


  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking


  • Interior Stairs
  • Walk-In Shower

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  4.9 (based on 46 reviews)

great company

Blue Starfish


The people at Newman-Dailey were great to work with. They immediately took care of all our needs when we stayed there. Also pool person was there twice!! Never had that happen. Great company! Would use them again ??

Submitted on Aug 22, 2023 through


Newman Dailey did an excellent job with answering questions and showing concern. The house was nice and was very good for young children. It was a bit overpriced for what I would have expected. The golf cart was excellent. It would have been a nice touch to have beach equipment available. The porch and pool area was excellent. It is a very short walk to the beach and it is close to everything.

Submitted on Aug 1, 2023 through

a wonderful place to vacation


Loved the house. Was very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They responded immediately when asked a question. It was wonderful having a golf cart and a private pool. And is in walking distance to the beach. Will definitely be back.

Submitted on Jul 27, 2023 through

wonderful stay in destin

Miriam H


We loved the house. It was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful if we needed anything. It was lovely having our private pool and it’s within walking distance to the beach. Will definitely go back.

Submitted on Jul 26, 2023 through VRBO

will be back1

Christopher B.


The house was great and as advertised.

Submitted on Jun 29, 2023 through Airbnb

blue starfish

Michelle P.


Pool and outside area was perfect for all! Great location!

Submitted on May 23, 2023 through VRBO


Kristen H


The property was well located and a close walk to the beach. The house was clean and perfect for our family of 9.

Submitted on Jan 4, 2023 through VRBO

last hurrah for our daughter

Holly H


Senior trip for daughter and three of her friends it was a lot of fun

Submitted on Nov 28, 2022

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Oct 11, 2022

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Oct 11, 2022

destin family vacation round 2



This was our second year at Blue Starfish and it did not disappoint. The outside upgrades were very nice. We were very happy with our stay The management is easy to work with and always accommodating. Just a few hiccups, dishwasher was left smelling horrible so we had to run a couple of clean cycles. The washer has mold/ mildew and the dryer door did not stay closed. We payed extra to have the pool heated which worked well but it would have been nice to have instructions on how to operate. A few mornings the kids wanted to swim early and it was not heated. Suggestion for next ur. Please fix fan in bedroom front second level and new light bulbs in stair way to 3 rd floor bedroom. We put in request for these but maintenance was unable to fix. Lastly a large crockpot would be awesome. Thank you again. We look forward to next year. !!!

Submitted on Oct 11, 2022

destin family vacation. round 2



Submitted on Oct 11, 2022

great location!

Linda B


This was the perfect walking distance to the beach. The home had a great pool and lots of space to spread out. We took our 5 kids and they all enjoyed this home.

Submitted on Nov 13, 2021 through VRBO

beach birthday trip!

Alejandra B


We enjoyed this home so much! The company that owns this property is so attentive and helpful! This home is literally a short walk to the beach and worth every penny! Can’t wait to visit again!

Submitted on Jun 22, 2020 through Vrbo

june 2020 stay

Benson H


Great house for large groups!! Came in town to celebrate daughter’s 6th Birthday with family.

Submitted on Jun 14, 2020 through HomeAway

great house, great pool



The house met all our expectations and then some. The family felt very comfortable staying there. The pool with the shallow water ledge was perfect for the grand kids. The staff at the office for check in was great, helpful and very professional. We would not hesitate to rebook this house on our next vacation.

Submitted on Sep 11, 2019

nice home

Anselmo A


We will cam back next year

Submitted on Nov 25, 2018 through HomeAway

family vacation!

Cortney IN


This was our second time staying at the Blue Starfish and it was, again, absolutely amazing! The setup is perfect for kids. The open layout on the main level is perfect, room for everyone and the kids can run around. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous. The back patio is great for kids and adults. The pool is great, and the small ledge is so convenient for little ones to splash in. We will be back!!

Submitted on Oct 27, 2018

beautiful beach getaway!!!

Christina OH


This house was beautiful inside and out! The layout of the outdoor space was perfect for relaxing and the pool was amazing! The proximity to Crystal Beach was a short walk to the softest sand and clearest water I have ever seen. We had an issue with the patio lights and they were out the next day to correct the problem -- very happy with our stay and would love to return!!!

Submitted on Oct 3, 2018

great house 4 minute walk to the beach

Jose Guadalupe G


We will definitively rent this house again. It's had a lot of games for the kids to keep them entertained and more than enough space for the whole family to enjoy ( which was 11 of us in total). Had a little hiccups but called the office and they took care of them right away. We definitively recommend this house. SPACE, LOCATION, AND COMMUNITY ARE GREAT!!!

Submitted on Sep 4, 2018 through Vrbo

this house was perfect inside and out!

Sasha Bingman


This house was perfect inside and out! Kid friendly and had so many of the things you would need while you were there! Blown away by the overall experience of this home and all it had to offer including being a short walk to the beach! We are already thinking of when we can schedule to come back! The pics you see online are exactly what you get and maybe even better in person!

Submitted on Jun 30, 2018

the charles judy family

Charles AL


Great house, close to beach, wonderful pool and back yard putting green. When looking for a house that would be satisfactory for our children and grandchildren and two additional young people, (ages ranging from 15-75) we of course went to Newman- Dailey. Found the house to be a delightful 3 story with 4 1/2 bathrooms in a great location. All of us enjoyed everything about the house and all it's extra perks. Thanks again Newman-Dailey.

Submitted on Mar 1, 2018

september 2017 stay

Thomas P


We had the pleasure of staying at Blue Starfish in September and we have to say that the home is amazing! I usually bring lots of stuff (cooking utensils, pots, waffle machine, etc.,and was overjoyed that everything we needed for the week was in the home. The whole house is decorated perfect along with hanging out at the awesome pool and beautiful porch. Our decision is made for next years Destin Vacation. A huge shout out to Newman Dailey for their extra help with our issue. They are so professional and helpful. We will always try to go with Newman-Dailey in our search for the perfect vacation home.

Submitted on Oct 25, 2017 through HomeAway

wedding weekend paradise

Megan FL


This house is a dream! We stayed here with the bridal party for our wedding weekend, and we couldn’t have picked a better spot. The inside is gorgeous, with that quintessential beachy-vibe, and the outside is perfect for entertaining. The outdoor sitting area, pool and grill saw some heavy use. And so close to beach access! The only thing that could make the place better is if that spillover pool was an actual hot tub and not part of the pool that can only be heated when the pool is heated in the winter. And the ice machine on the fridge could use a tune-up. Overall though, the house was perfect for entertaining and was the gathering spot for family and friends all weekend long, hurricane party and all. We will definitely look at staying here the next time we’re in Destin for a long weekend.

Submitted on Oct 16, 2017

october 2017 stay

Evan F


We absolutely loved it! Needs more seating on the main floor - a couch sectional would be a great addition. Everything else was superb!

Submitted on Oct 14, 2017 through HomeAway


Thomas GA


We have stayed at many locations throughout the years, this was by far the Best ever Great Job Newman - Dailey !!

Submitted on Sep 30, 2017

blue starfish is top notch

Richard OH


Great house. Plenty of space, nice pool, close to the beach & very clean. Newman-Dailey after hours was very helpful when we had a minor issue regarding lights. Can't wait to come back. Destin is awesome & Blue Starfish is a very nice place to stay.

Submitted on Aug 16, 2017

great house and great location!

Alicia D


We had a great time and the house was beautiful! The house was nicely stocked that suited our needs! Great having the bathroom and shower outside. We loved the open floor plan to spend time together. We ?? Our Destin vacations!!

Submitted on Jun 24, 2017 through HomeAway

blue starfish

Julie IL


Great house inside and out, slept 9 comfortably. Close to a beautiful beach!

Submitted on Apr 20, 2017

best vacation ever!



This was the BEST vacation house we have ever stayed in! Thank You!!!!

Submitted on Jan 13, 2017

best vacation ever



The house was amazing!!! Great location plenty of room and also gave us time to spend together

Submitted on Dec 6, 2016

can't quit talking about our fabulous stay at blue starfish!



I am so happy to write this note about our fabulous stay at the Blue Starfish. What a great open floor plan, beautiful pool and patio area, comfortable bed and bathrooms! We were so happy to be there and we made the most of the layout for family time, swimming, grilling and just truly relaxing. We had 7 adults and two children in our group and we could not have been more comfortable in that home. No one wanted to leave, and not just because it was in Destin! The home is well appointed, new exceptionally clean and so worth the money spent. We will definitely try to be back next year at the same time and in the same home. Newman Daily was great to work with--our third vacation rental through the company. Always a good experience, very easy to work with. Thank you so much for the best vacation we have had in years. I've been recommending ND and a Destin, FL vacation to everyone I've talked to since I've been back.

Submitted on Sep 30, 2016

great place to stay!

Shannon AR


Great place to stay with easy walk to the beach. The only small complaints we had were that it is advertised as having a "hot tub". This is not accurate. It is a spa that is the same temp as the pool and cannot be heated separately. Also, 12 adults cannot really fit comfortably because one room has 4 bunk beds. A mixture of adults and kids would easily sleep 12 with no problem. Other than those small issues, we had an amazing time and would stay here again!

Submitted on Aug 3, 2016

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you for taking time to leave your review of BlueStarfish! We are so happy to hear that you were well served by this beautiful home and would stay again! We apologize for any misunderstanding in reference to the spa. We made every effort in our description to clearly indicate that it is a spill over spa and can only be heated when the pool itself is heated (during Winter months). Our knowledgeable vacation specialists are always available to answer any questions a guest might have as they are making their reservations. Again, we value your input and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!

awesome place!

Shannon Case


Awesome place! Very convenient to beach. I would say that it really isn't designed to accommodate 12 adults but if you have a mix of adults and kids, 12 fit fine. The only other issue we had is that we were expecting a private hot tub. It's really a decorative spa that is the same temp as the swimming pool so it's not actually a hot tub. There is no way to heat it and keep the pool cool. That was disappointing, but overall our stay was great. Would stay here again!

Submitted on Jul 30, 2016

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. We make every effort in our description to clearly indicate that this home has a Spill-Over Spa that can only be heated when the pool itself is heated, so we apologize for any misunderstanding about the use of the pool and spa.

a sunny oasis to spend your vacation!



This sunny oasis at Blue Starfish was beautiful, clean and the proximity to the beach was great! We were extremely pleased! It suited our family of 11 quite nicely! Thank you!

Submitted on Jul 16, 2016

loved this place!

Natosha Ryan


We loved this place. It had everything you could want. The only issue we had was the June grass in the water.

Submitted on Jul 2, 2016

a five star vacation!

Melissa IN


Loved the house. We did think the outside back porch and bathroom could use a thorough scrubbing. The door also. Otherwise the house was great. The outside area was perfect for the kids and grandkids. We loved our stay there!

Submitted on Jul 2, 2016

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you for taking time to leave your suggestions and they have been passed on to our housekeeping staff......We are delighted that you were so pleased with your accommodations and we look forward to your return to the beach!

beautiful vacation home



Oh my gosh, where do I begin? This is a gorgeous home! It is beautifully appointed and designed so well to function as a vacation home! There is plenty of room for everyone to get together or to be alone. We especially enjoyed the pool area and all the porches and balconies. This is a great place to stay and we didn't want to leave!

Submitted on Sep 27, 2015

beautiful blue starfish!



I am so glad I have the opportunity to review this property. It is fairly new, and prior to booking my vacation, there were no reviews available. First, the house was immaculant (yeah, cleaning crew). It is stocked with everything you will need, and nothing that you don't. Necessities are available, with plenty of extra space and storage as well. There may be a few beach chairs available, but no cart. The beach is just a half block down and one block across to either east or west. If you need a cart, there is a small rental place by Camilles. Second, it is just as pictured. It is roomy and open, but every bedroom is provided with nice privacy. Third, the pool is ample size for the size of the house - not some tiny "bathtub" size pool that you will see at some properties. The back of the hosue was perfect for our kids to swim while the adults hung out on the back patio watching the kids and tv and having a few cold ones poolside. And last, location. We found the house to be located in a nice, quiet neighborhood, very family-friendly; and the location seemed secluded enough, yet close to anything we needed to get to. Our overall experience with the house and the property management company was wonderful. We hope to visit this or another ND property again next year! Thank you for making our Destin family memories so special!

Submitted on Jul 14, 2015

what a beautiful vacation home



This is one of the loveliest and well-kept homes we have ever stayed in! There was plenty of room, it was tastefully decorated and close to the beach, the restaurants, and all the other things we love in the area. I highly recommend this property and Newman-Dailey. You can't go wrong with this one. We can't wait to stay again!

Submitted on Jun 12, 2015


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