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Jewel in the Sand

8 Bedrooms

6.5 Bathrooms

24 Guests


Luxurious 8 BR Beach Home Right on the Gulf! Family Beach Get-Away, Private Pool


Gulf Front
Private Pool
Pool Can be Heated with Fee
Community Pool

Rooms & Bedding

Primary Bedroom 3rd Floor | Bunk
Bedroom 3 1st Floor | King
Bedroom 4 First Floor | 2 Triple Bunk
Bedroom 4 First Floor | Bunk
Bedroom 6 4th Floor | King
Bedroom 7 4th Floor | King
Bedroom 8 4th Floor | King
Primary Bathroom 3rd Floor
Bathroom 3 1st Floor
Bathroom 5 3rd Floor
Bathroom 6 4th Floor
Bathroom 7 4th Floor
Dining Area 1st Floor
Dining Area 2nd Floor
Balcony 2nd Floor
Balcony 3rd Floor
Balcony 4th Floor
Kitchenette 1st Floor
Bedroom 5 - 3rd floor | King
Pool Area
Primary Bedroom - 3rd Floor | King
Bedroom 4 - First Floor | Queen
Bedroom 2 -1st floor | King
Bathroom 2 - 1st Floor
Living Room - 1st Floor
Kitchen - 2nd Floor
Living Room - 2nd Floor
Bathroom 4 - 2nd Floor

About the property

Jewel in the Sand Professionally Managed by Newman-Dailey

Jewel in the Sand is not simply a beachfront Destin vacation home, its a venue! A very small percentage of vacation rentals shine as brightly as this eight bedroom luxury home. She's always had the right DNA to special- a private pool with a grilling area, lounge chairs and a boardwalk to the beach; open gathering/entertainment areas on each of the four floors; four beachfront balconies and a large reception-ready kitchen hedged by two dining rooms, one with beach views and one for formal dining. Yet now, this gem of a rental sparkles even more brilliantly thanks to recent renovations.

Definitely on trend, it exudes a ‘light and bright’ feel marked by glossy modern art, white shiplap walls and stunning grey marble counters throughout. Each space boasts high end furnishings and coastal modern decor, from the many sitting areas to the individual bedrooms- every nook is welcoming. While several of the ensuite rooms would classify as Primary suites in any house, the fourth floor Primary suite is larger than many apartments. It’s bathroom alone has megawatts of 'wow'. Yes, Jewel in the Sand’s attention to detail is obvious in the custom tile finishes, gold hardware and even the refurbished ceilings.

Every substantial house needs certain necessities to host large groups and Jewel in the Sand is not lacking. A full laundry room, kitchenettes on multiple floors and flat screen TVS in each room raise the comfort level to new highs. Plus, don’t let its secluded location in The Dunes of Destin or its beachfront location fool you- malls, water parks, golf courses and grocery stores are very close by and a few restaurants are within walking distance.

Property Details
Welcome to Jewel in the Sand!
Bedding Summary
1st Floor
King Bedroom: King Bed
King Bedroom: King Bed
Bunk Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, 2 sets Triple Bunks (Full on bottom Twin on top) and 1 set Twin Bunkbed
3rd Floor
Primary Suite: King Bed
King Bedroom: King Bed
4th Floor
King Bedroom: King Bed
King Bedroom: King Bed
King Bedroom: King Bed

Key Features:
Private Dune Walkover
Three large Gulf-front balconies and sundecks
Gourmet Kitchen
Great for large groups or families
Community Pool
Gas BBQ Grill
Gated Upscale Community
Private Parking for 4 vehicles
Lake Walking Bridge
White Sand Beaches
2 Sets Complimentary Beach Service In Season (Includes 4 chairs, 2 umbrellas)

There is a private elevator on site for your use. You must abide the rules in the rental agreement to use the elevator. Included in your total is a fee charged for the use of the elevator.

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.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Complex: Dunes of Destin
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • Luxury Rental
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 7164
  • Washer
  • Wet Bar Area


  • Cable
  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV


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


  • Free Seasonal Chair Setup - 4 Chairs, 2 Umbrellas
  • On the Beach


  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Fenced Backyard
  • Gas Grill
  • Grilling Utensils
  • Outdoor Shower


  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking
  • Property rules: No RV's, U-Hauls or Trailers allowed


  • Elevator
  • Interior Stairs
  • Walk-In Shower

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  5.0 (based on 24 reviews)

wonderful stay!

Becky M.


My family & I enjoyed a wonderful week relaxing on the beach at this property.

Submitted on Jun 18, 2024

absolutely amazing

Walter B.


Great house, great location. Accommodated our large family very well.

Submitted on Mar 18, 2024 through VRBO

absolutely stunning!

Therri W.


We had 15 adults and 8 kids for Christmas and the home didn’t feel crowded, it gave us all enough space to have our own areas. We loved being on the beach and the location!

Submitted on Jan 2, 2024 through VRBO

excellent property!



Great property at a great location.

Submitted on Aug 20, 2023 through VRBI

perfect stay

Lynn N.


We had a wonderful time here and the location is perfect!

Submitted on Aug 5, 2023 through VRBO

beautiful house

Kaylie B.


My family, along with friends stayed here for 4 nights and it was perfect from start to finish! The location is perfect, 4 mins away from a grocery store and close to many main attractions. We are huge AC people, and had no problem staying cold during our stay. The beach area is awesome and right outside the back door. The complimentary beach chairs/umbrellas are a great bonus. We spent many hours in the pool and backyard. The only recommendations I can provide, would be to add more kitchen items to cook/prep with. Along with adding another umbrella outside by the pool area to cover the nice long table. If we return back to Destin, we will be staying here again!

Submitted on Aug 1, 2023 through VRBO

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you so much for your review. We will pass your comments along to the owner.

great last minute getaway

Myra C.


We decided last minute to book this trip for Memorial Day weekend and I couldn't be happier with the selection of this home! It's located in a small quiet gated community but you are very close to many shops and restaurants. The home is well stocked with everything you would need to cook, dine and sleep!I The rooms are very spacious and the beds/bedding are comfortable. Each floor has a balcony looking out to the beach with comfortable outdoor furniture. We really enjoyed having a private pool that the kids could play and swim while grilling dinner each afternoon. Having direct private access to the beach made it very easy with multiple young kids. As you can imagine, it was a very busy holiday weekend but we did not have any troubles as the beach is private and only guest with a wristband can be in that area. The chair company had our chairs set up each morning and made is as stress free as possible.

Submitted on Jun 12, 2023 through Airbnb

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Apr 29, 2023

great spot and private!

Lindsay F.


Great spot and private! Close to everything but also in a gated community. Right on the beautiful beach with a great pool. We had a group of 24 and we had plenty of room. We never felt crowded or on top of one another. Plenty of places to sit and eat and relax. Having the 4 beach chairs and 2 umbrellas setup everyday on the beach was amazing! We made great memories in Destin and at Jewel in the Sand and can’t wait to come back!

Submitted on Apr 14, 2023 through Airbnb

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Nov 5, 2022

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Sep 6, 2022

absolutely amazing house and location!

Peggy H


Had a perfect stay!

Submitted on Aug 28, 2022 through VRBO

great house for family

Sharon P


We took our family to Destin for a week and thoroughly enjoyed this house. Having a elevator in the home was definitely a plus. Probably would have enjoyed more shade on the pool/deck area but that's minor

Submitted on Jul 16, 2022 through VRBO




Everything is great

Submitted on Apr 12, 2022 through Everything is great




Jewel in the Sand was more than we have ever expected. The view was amazing, the staff was so helpful. You all made our Thanksgiving very special. We will definitely see you next year!!

Submitted on Dec 2, 2021

great property

Nicholas W


The property was exactly what we were expecting and hoping for to house our family of 18! It was a great week and would highly recommend to anyone with plans to vacation in Destin.

Submitted on Aug 25, 2021 through Homeaway

amazing home on the beach

Seth H


Having the beach just steps away from your home was the best part, but having such an amazing home came in a close second. The home was extremely clean. The rooms were all a great size and having so many of them was perfect for us. The house is setup were the second floor is only used as a living space (kitchen, family room, dinning room, etc.). Having this type of setup was perfect. It allowed those that wanted to go to bed early or sleep late the chance to do that without hindering the rest of the group. If there was anything to say that we would have changed it would have been to have more cooking utensils and beach towels, but as you can read from above it did not hinder our stay. Overall things were great. We feel blessed to have had the chance to stay here.

Submitted on Mar 21, 2021 through VRBO

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Oct 1, 2020



5 stars

Submitted on Sep 29, 2020

great family stay



The Jewel in the Sand was the perfect choice for our family stay. The main floor had plenty of room for everyone, those who wanted to watch football and those who wanted to play family games. The two high-top tables are perfect for family meals and games. The tree living areas on three floors are great for separation. For those rainy days, the TVs in every room are extra large. The downstairs floor is great for kids, but not for adults (shared hall bathroom, no windows). The outdoor areas are plentiful with nice, heavy, furniture. And oh yeah, the beach is right out your back door.

Submitted on Dec 7, 2019

perfect for family reunion



We have 4 children and 10 grandchildren and this house was perfect for our family. Views and layout were wonderful. House was clean and in near pristine condition--e.g. no wear and tear on furniture, walls, or appliances. With the great view, comfortable eating locations, amply supply of beverages, we chose to eat every meal at the house--why fight lines and traffic when you can relax and eat overlooking the beach? The kitchen was very well stocked in terms of utensils, pots, stainless, etc. Two ovens worked great. (I liked the blender so much I went out and bought one when when I got home!) The house is equipped with washer and dryer which got a lot of use in our case and, while the beach was used every day, the extensive use of the pool by the grandchildren surprised us. Minor annoyances--1) plastic under bed sheets. We decided that this was a reasonable accommodation to guard against bed bugs. 2) no faucet outside dedicated to rinsing sandy feet. We used the outside shower which didn't do quite as good of a job to cleaning off feet. 3) ice maker produced about 2 trays worth of ice a day so one bag of ice was the order for every trip to the grocery. 4) Fourth floor AC unit is a bit undersized. We needed to cool the 3rd floor more than necessary to keep the 4th floor comfortable. 5) no pot holders. We used dish towels. 6) and we donated a new can opener. The Newman-Dailey staff were very pleasant and efficient--check-in and check-out were painless. Overall, a spectacular vacation that we hope to repeat again.

Submitted on Jul 9, 2019

David Ray



Submitted on Jun 29, 2019


Kathy Hoffman


It was wonderful! Couldn't have picked better place.

Submitted on Oct 15, 2016


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