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Sandy Starfish

4 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

12 Guests


Pool with Hot Tub, Game Room, Updated Beach House


Gulf Access
Private Pool
Pool Can be Heated with Fee
Heated Outdoor Spa
Golf Cart
0.2 Miles to the Beach

Rooms & Bedding

Bedroom 3 | 2 Bunk
Bathroom 2
Bedroom 2 | King
Bathroom 3
Living Room- Carriage House | Sofa Sleeper
Bathroom 4- Carriage House
Bedroom 4- Carriage House | King
Primary Bedroom | King
Primary Bathroom

About the property

This is a dream beach vacation home in the Destin area. Named in honor of the tranquil starfish that lives along the soft sandy bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, Sandy Starfish is a premier Destin vacation rental that provides beach lovers a relaxing escape. Located in the charming Crystal Beach neighborhood along Scenic Highway 98, Sandy Starfish is cradled between swaying palm trees and native oaks. Two screened-in and furnished porches, colorful furnishings flourishing with sea life-inspired textiles, cool tile floors, and lots of sunny windows create a peaceful island feel for lovers of sand and sea.

This home's plush, comfortable interior is enhanced with some fabulous extras, including a private pool with a heated hot tub and a six-person golf cart to transport your beach gear to and from the beach. 

In addition, the garage game room with a ping pong table, classic arcade game, and seating area for card games and socializing is a fun bonus for families and friends who enjoy some healthy competition.

Sandy Starfish offers lots of cozy nooks for everyone in your group. The master suite in the main house features a luxury bathroom with a spa bathtub and each comfortable bedroom comes complete with a tropical flair and a dedicated bathroom. A fun bunk room for the kids gives the younger members of the group their own personal space. The fully-stocked kitchen with butcher block island will make the chef in the group happy. Mealtime is a social occasion at Sandy Starfish and everyone will feel included by either helping in the kitchen, sitting at the breakfast bar, or lounging at the dining room table which seats up to 10. 

Another incredible bonus of staying at Sandy Starfish is access to the carriage house over the garage! This separate lodging space boasts a living room, a full kitchen and dining room as well as a king-size bed and full bathroom- all done in the same island-chic theme as the main house.

Sandy Starfish's special treasures are revealed the longer you stay. Enjoying morning coffee poolside, toasting sunset on the beach, and dining at popular local restaurants nearby will quickly become the new norm and have you feeling like a local. In addition, the Destin Commons lifestyle center, area golf courses, and local attractions are a short drive from this incredible beach home. 

With the beach just a few blocks away, Sandy Starfish is the star of the sea and the Crystal Beach neighborhood. Book your stay and enjoy the tranquility of a sunny life by the sea.


*Weekly stays (Saturday to Saturday) during spring break and summer. All other times of year require a 4-night minimum.

Features & Amenities

Need to Know

  • Complex: Water's Edge
  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Golf Cart
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • No Smoking
  • Square Feet: 2190
  • Washer


  • Cable
  • Living Room TV
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Primary Bedroom TV
  • TV in Every Bedroom


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


  • 0.2 Miles to the Beach
  • Barracuda Trail
  • Beach Chairs and Umbrella Service Can be Rented for a Fee


  • Fenced Backyard
  • Gas Grill


  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking


  • 1st Floor Primary Bedroom
  • Exterior Stairs
  • No Elevator
  • Walk-In Shower

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  4.9 (based on 19 reviews)

wonderful stay

Andrew C.


Newman Dailey did a great job hosting us at this property. They were very kind and understanding before and even after our stay. Me and another group member had to stay in Destin for a little after checkout and Newman Dailey let us keep all our bags and items at their office in a conference room. We were taken care of during our stay and the place had everything we needed. Thanks again Newman Dailey!

Submitted on Jul 10, 2023 through Airbnb

very enjoyable stay


Everything was actually perfect! There was not anything needed that wasn't already there for comfort and enjoyment. The pool and hot tub was fun and relaxing. It was very close to all amenities. The upstairs apartment was perfect as there were 4 adults. I would definitely love to stay again.

Submitted on Jun 29, 2023 through

great location

Ashley H


Easy walk to beach, private pool and hot tub were a plus!!

Submitted on Mar 16, 2023 through Vrbo




Very nice place fit all our needs!!! Newman Dailey was very helpful with any questions we had or help we needed!!

Submitted on Oct 17, 2022

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Jul 12, 2022

excellent property

John T


Newman-Dailey, the property managers were outstanding. They handled things promptly and efficiently.

Submitted on Jul 4, 2022 through VRBO

loved our stay

Monica B.


Our house especially the cottage was awesome! Short golf cart ride to the beach was enjoyable

Submitted on Aug 19, 2021 through VRBO

family vacation

Kay T.


We had a great time… close to beach… house with pool was perfect. Shopping & grocery stores close . Took golf cart everywhere!

Submitted on Aug 8, 2021 through VRBO

sandy starfish

Sandy D.


Nice house

Submitted on Jul 25, 2021 through VRBO

great family house with fantastic private pool

Tracy J.


Our family of 5 rented the house for a week in January. We chose this one for the close proximity to the beach (very easy 3-4 block walk) and the private heated pool and hot tub/spa. Our younger 2 kids loved the bunk room and our teen enjoyed having his own bedroom (which was huge!) and bathroom. The couch was very comfortable and we watched a few movies in there. The kitchen had everything we needed for our stay though we ordered food in most nights. It’s vacation after all! My favorite indoor feature was the house music speakers that I connected to through Bluetooth. The covered porches and game room are nice, but we didn’t use them much because the best feature of this property are the private heated pool and spa. We spent most of our time swimming and watching movies on the outdoor TV that we didn’t do much else. We love to see new places but if we come back to Destin, this is our preferred house. The property has a completely separate in-law type suite above the garage and Grandma and Grandpa want to come next time!

Submitted on Feb 4, 2021 through VRBO

great place!

Barrett T.


My family and I loved staying at this property. Great location, clean, had everything you needed and the hot tub/heated pool was a major plus!

Submitted on Dec 28, 2020 through VRBO

we had an amazing time!

Scott D.


Loved the short walk to the beach! Pool/hot tub was awesome once they got the heat back on! Bunk bed mattresses were not the greatest for adults but probably fine for little kids. Enjoyed our first visit to Destin!

Submitted on Dec 10, 2020 through HAUS

great stay

Kimberly P


This was a great place with plenty to do for everyone, swimming, game room, sitting inside or on the front or back porch or walking to the beach! Loved the pool! Definitely a great place to stay!

Submitted on Jul 21, 2020 through Vrbo

wonderful time

Thomas H


Property provided our family a private venue with private swimming pool if family members chose. Too, easy walk to beach if you wanted to go that route. Rooms spaced out within home for individual privacy. Great kitchen, dining area layout for large groups. Bottom line, fantastic time and lookkng to figure out schedule to make future reservations at same location.

Submitted on Jul 20, 2020 through Vrbo

february 2020 stay



What a great home..... We can't wait to come back with the family and enjoy the good life it offers. It has a great floor plan and love that screened porch! In the warmer weather we will really enjoy the pool and hot tub.Looking forward to our return visit.

Submitted on Feb 7, 2020 through HomeAway

excellent service!!!



All the family members enjoy this vacations!! Thanks !!!

Submitted on Aug 13, 2019 through HomeAway


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