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Hemingway's Hideout

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

6 Guests


Pool | Quiet Street | Steps to Beach | Chef's Kitchen | Large Yard


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

Rooms & Bedding

Bathroom 2
Bedroom 2 | Queen
Bedroom 3 | Triple Bunk
Living Room
Primary Bedroom | King
Primary Bathroom

About the property

Hemingway's Hideout Professionally Managed by Newman-Dailey

LOCATION is EVERYTHING! Imagine a true Florida Beach Cottage on a private, dead-end street with private beach access and private pool. Enjoy the sea breeze sitting under shady oaks with a cold drink in your hand.

If Hemingway traveled north of Key West, he surely would have enjoyed this Destin beach cottage, reminiscent of what you might find in the keys. This lovely vacation home would be a place after his own heart. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach; surrounded by the unique shady oaks that Northwest Florida is known for; wrapped in several peaceful porches and has a private pool in the large backyard. We think this wonderful cottage will have you coming back for more.

This home makes it so easy to enjoy what we came here for—the relaxation and beauty of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. It is ideally located in the Crystal Beach area near The Destin Commons, grocery stores, award-winning restaurants and many recreational activities nearby. It’s location in Kokomo Cove has dedicated neighborhood beach access and is adjacent to the bike trail that runs along the beach and meets up with shops and eateries.

While it’s true that the locale of Hemingway’s Hideout is fantastic, this beach vacation rental is more than just a dot on the map! Apart from an eclectic and attractive coastal décor, it has a modern kitchen stocked with all you’ll need for a culinary adventure. There are high-end kitchen appliances enough to fulfill any chef's dream. There is a full laundry room and flat screen TVs in each room. It’s not so big you need a map to navigate but feels very open and airy with 10’ ceilings on the main level. Moreover, the top floor is accessible via a spiral staircase and has a wonderful 360 degree balcony that offers beautiful views of sunsets over Crystal Beach and a partial Gulf view. The backyard is also poetic. A large private pool is surrounded by plush outdoor furnishings, and a grill. In fact, don’t be surprised if you feel like living a short story of your own as you bask in this sunny oasis.

We require a minimum length of stay during the spring, 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.
For safety and security, this vacation rental home is equipped with an external camera.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Complex: Kokomo Cove
  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 1340
  • Washer


  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV


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


  • 0.1 Mile to the Beach
  • Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service Can be Rented for a Fee
  • Dedicated Neighborhood Beach Access
  • Neighborhood Beach Access


  • Fenced Backyard
  • Gas Grill


  • 3 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking
  • Golf Carts Allowed - counts as one of your parking spots


  • 1st Floor Primary Bedroom
  • Interior Stairs
  • Walk-In Shower

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  4.6 (based on 21 reviews)

hemingway's hideout



This was a perfect place to simply relax for a week. The house and pool were great and the short walk to the beach was even better. We enjoyed the covered deck and new grill!

Submitted on May 8, 2023

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Aug 18, 2022

great stay

Gina A


Location was good. Just a short walk to beautiful white sand. House was great. Everything looked new and comfortable. Back yard spacious.

Submitted on Jul 30, 2022 through VRBO

perfect getaway.

Lawrence G


My wife and two kids recently stayed at this house. Everything was great and the location couldn’t be better. Would definitely recommend staying there if you get a chance.

Submitted on Jul 11, 2022 through VRBO

great last minute stay



The house was just as advertised and was very clean, well maintained and had all the kitchen/household items you need for a stay. The proximity to the beach was amazing and the size of the house was perfect for a single family. We enjoyed the pool in the backyard as well as the grill. It was also nice to be on a street that dead ended to avoid noise from cut-through traffic. Only downside to the house was that the closets were filled with extra linens and housekeeping type items and there were no dressers. Living out of a suitcase isn't ideal so I'd suggest that the house leave room in the closets or add dressers to the bedrooms.

Submitted on Jul 2, 2022

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Jul 2, 2022

great stay



This property was good. The thing that made it worth our stay was the pool and proximity to the beach. It was further away from shopping and restaurants, but if you’re planning to stay in, this is a great place. Bunk room tv didn’t work, and a few kitchen items were missing. Overall was happy with the experience.

Submitted on Nov 10, 2021 through VRBO

beautiful home



Beautiful home and excellent location! The crows nest was a nice little extra and everything was perfect! We loved being able to spend the day in the pool and also just a few steps to the beautiful beach. Thankyou for such a memorable and fun stay! We will absolutely be back again!

Submitted on Sep 8, 2021 through AirBnB

great stay

Cory C


We enjoyed our stay and especially the private pool. Easy walking distance to beach. House is completely updated & clean. Room for 3 adults and 3 kids.

Submitted on Jul 4, 2021 through Vrbo

on the beach

Tonya B


Perfect place. Right on the beach and water.

Submitted on Jun 16, 2021 through VRBO

cute and comfortable home

Susan E


We enjoyed the accommodations at this property as well as its proximity to the beach. The backyard is a private oasis with heated pool and made this an ideal property even on cool, cloudy days. We appreciated the landscaping and ample shade In the yard. The kids loved the “clubhouse” upstairs above the tree line. The kitchen and bathrooms are beautifully furnished. The shady front porch was lovey for sipping drinks and playing board games together.

Submitted on May 15, 2021 through VRBO

great location

Brittany W


The property is located right on the beach. The house was very spacious and accommodating for all of the guests. There was more than enough room for my family and we had everything we needed. Location is very quiet, close to shopping, and anything you may need to make a quick run to. Hosts were very responsive. The pictures do not give the full experience of staying here. Much better vacation spot once you're actually on the property.

Submitted on Apr 5, 2021 through VRBO

2020 family vaca

Jackie M


Spectacular kitchen accommodated our family cooking competition, our way of having fun eating in all the time due to Covid risks. Location to beach was awesome. Little tight for 6 adults. Suggest a change to an oval or ellipse Dining table to have head clearance walking around spiral staircase. Beautiful finishes. Quartzite counters stunning.

Submitted on Aug 1, 2020 through Vrbo

wonderful place to relax in destin

Aaron G


The property and neighborhood were both great. The beach is just at the end of the street with a private beach entrance. You're not ON the beach, but you're super close. Beds were good (I would say medium firmness), pool was clean and well positioned, and the kitchen was big. We did have a problem with the master toilet. But the management company and the owner took care of it the same morning we called them. Many thanks for the incredibly fast response! Overall, we had a great time.

Submitted on Oct 18, 2019 through HomeAway

hemingway's hideout

William H


Hemingway's Hideout was great. It was the perfect place for our family to rest and relax. We all enjoyed the beau

Submitted on Aug 5, 2019 through HomeAway

amazing week

Anja F


Everyone had a fabulous time at the Hideway. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook. The walk to the beach was short. We felt like we were away from the hectic beach traffic but were close to everything.

Submitted on Apr 16, 2019 through Vrbo

fun times

Kasey M


This place was beautiful, and I loved the location of it. Peaceful and quiet, away from the chaos!

Submitted on Apr 13, 2019 through HomeAway

everything we were looking for

John Clyne


First, Newman Dailey, the property management company, was wonderful to work with, great staff. The property had everything we were looking for; we only have one constructive criticism, the newer designer light bulbs provide little light. As a result the rooms are very dark, hard to read. Recommend putting more efficient LEDs in the second bedroom and bath and finding candle bulbs with more lumens for the kitchen and family room.

Submitted on Mar 8, 2019

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you for your recent review of Hemingway’s Hideout. We were thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our services. We are passing your kind words along to our team. We appreciate your suggestions about the lightbulbs and have forwarded them to the property manager to discuss with the owner. We look forward to your next stay with us.

july 2018 stay

Teresa L


The house was great we enjoyed it so very much ,the beach is beautiful thank you .

Submitted on Jul 30, 2018 through Vrbo

the house was great...

Teresa Lyday


The house was great we enjoyed it so very much ,the beach is beautiful thank you .

Submitted on Jul 28, 2018


Martin C


Awesome time.... great location, cottage was lovely. Newman-Dailey staff was friendly and accommodating. Thanks ??

Submitted on May 24, 2018 through Vrbo


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