Beautiful home, quick walk to the beach, or hang out at pool if you don’t feel like walking to the beach.
Submitted on Jul 7, 2023
This beach house was just what we needed. Enough room and comfort for everyone. Several places within walking distance to shop and eat although we rented a golf cart to get around the area because of older people in our group. It’s a nice area. I was worried about the traffic on the road since we were on a main road going from Hwy 98 to the beach but it wasn’t bad at all to get in and out of the driveway. Over all it was a great stay and pleasant experience.
Submitted on Jul 3, 2023
Great location, close to the beach and near city life. The rooms were spacious and clean. The backyard was spacious for our dogs and the pool was great.
Submitted on Jun 11, 2023
Stay here! My husband and I cannot say enough.
Had the best time!
Submitted on May 15, 2023
Loved the house and yard and pool and location to the beach. Clean and as expected. Would rent again for sure.
Submitted on May 10, 2023
Great place to stay, everything you need. Comfortable and walking distance to many restaurants, shopping and the beach.
Submitted on Mar 17, 2023
My husband and I stayed here the week of our wedding and it was amazing. Super close to shopping, dining, and the beach. There's a lot of space for big families and the backyard was perfect for our dogs.
Submitted on Nov 25, 2022
Hubby and I had never been to the beach in Sept but we will definitely be doing it again!! Weather was perfect . . No humidity No afternoon rain showers!! No crowds to wait on tables for dinner!! The water was crystal clear and so warm (not chilly like I would've thought in Sept)!! The house was so clean, 2 king-size beds that were very comfy!!! Location was perfect too, just a short walk to beach! The home is located on semi-busy road so I would expect it to be noisier in the summer with activity but not bad at all in Sept. It was a great week!!! Thank you!!
Submitted on Sep 24, 2022
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Great access to restaurants and shopping. We will definitely look at staying there again??!
Submitted on Jul 23, 2022
Submitted on Jul 16, 2022
Renting this property was easy and getting in touch with the property managers was quick. They got back to us and answered any questions we had in a short amount of time.
Submitted on Jun 13, 2022
Submitted on Jun 5, 2022
We had a great experience on the property! What you see on the pictures is what you get. Walking distance from the beach was very convenient. And it feels like home right when you start your vacation. It was a little expensive, but it was worth it. 10/10 recommend!
Submitted on Aug 7, 2021
Honestly I really love this place we are planning our new stayed for next year close to beach and a great environment
Submitted on Aug 1, 2021
House is located perfectly within walking distance to the beach and also walking distance to the shops and restaurants. The house was perfectly for our family! It was so nice having the pool to come back to everyday too from the beach! We’ve been to Destin for years and this has been our favorite property we’ve ever stayed at.
Submitted on Jul 21, 2021
This property was neat clean and very roomy space inside and out. Easy walk to beach. Located close to stores and restaurants. Decking and fenced in pool were awesome and private. Great lounge chairs on deck and around pool! Easy parking too. Perfect for family with small dog! Loved our stay!
Submitted on Jul 18, 2021
Submitted on Jun 12, 2021
Everything was excellent
Submitted on Jul 1, 2020
My family and I have been vacationing in Destin the last couple of years and this is by far the best place we stayed. It's a short walk to the beach and to some restaurants/shopping areas. The place is very spacious and was really clean. The pool was perfect and they even had people clean it throughout the week which was nice. We will definitely be coming back!!!
Submitted on Aug 13, 2019
Had a great time. Location was excellent. Loved the back yard. Management company was excellent.
Submitted on Mar 8, 2019
Had a great time. Location was excellent. Loved the back yard. Management company was excellent.
Submitted on Mar 8, 2019
Owner has replaced refrigerator, washer/dryer and microwave.
We look forward to your next stay!
Amy Turner - Property Manager
Submitted on Jan 1, 2019
Beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood with lots of great amenities including a great location. Our stay was a good time and so close to the beach...
Thank you for your prompt and very courteous check in and out process....
very pleased with the overall experience.....
This ones a real Gem!!!
Submitted on Jun 20, 2018
Loved the house and pool. Convenient location. Pool gate rather difficult to close and open...could do with some adjustment!
Submitted on Jun 3, 2018
Thank you for your feedback following your stay. We agree Sunkissed Cottage is in a great location being a short walk to the beach and a short drive to local restaurants and shops. We appreciate you letting us know about the pool gate and have already sent someone over to fix it. We hope to welcome you back to the beach very soon.
Beautiful area. House was in a great location. Close to the beach. Nice pool and yard. The only complaints were the noisy appliances. Dishwasher, washer and dryer were so loud, we had to leave when they were running. The stove smelled of gas when we used it. We reported it immediately and someone came out very promptly. Besides those items, we had a nice stay.
Submitted on Apr 20, 2018
Great place for a family vacation! The house was as advertised and in great shape - well stocked with staples for cooking, cleaning, plenty of towels etc. Only a short walk to the beach and a nice little cafe. Booking, check in and check out were a breeze. Some of the appliances were a past their prime, but very convenient to have on site. Overall great job - can't wait to visit again!
Submitted on Apr 12, 2018
We are loved the house! Walking distance to cafe/bar. Just two blocks away. Beach two balls away! Very clean and we lived in the pool! We had a ball.
Submitted on Apr 3, 2018
Short walk to the beach. House was clean, plenty of space. Very much enjoyed the pool and back patio! Perfect for a family vacation!
Submitted on Jul 22, 2017
Very nice house, pet friendly and within walking distance to the beach and cafe.
Submitted on Jun 18, 2017
Very nice house, pet friendly and within walking distance to the beach and cafe.
Submitted on Jun 17, 2017
This was the second year I had stayed at sunkissed and had a very good winter, the only reason I am not taking it again is I do not have a dog and a smaller place will be fine for me. I am going to carribian dunes next winter.
Every thing at sunkissed was as I expected and NewmanDailey wear very helpful
Submitted on Mar 27, 2017
Spent Thanksgiving week here and loved it! Like that it is pet friendly and backyard was great for our dog as well. Great location to the beach and nice walk to a cafe too. Very comfortable house would definitely recommend it.
Submitted on Nov 26, 2016
We stayed at sun kissed cottage and had a wonderful time!!????????
Submitted on Aug 20, 2016
We only had a few days, but the house was perfect for our trip. Plenty of room for small gatherings and a great place for any guest to be accommodated. With the bedroom and bath downstairs and two nice big rooms on the second floor and the perfect boys or girls perch on the third floor. We will definitely be back!
Submitted on May 8, 2016
Thank you for taking time to leave your review.....we are delighted to hear that you were pleased with SunKissed Cottage....we look forward to hosting you again!
Great location and a charming house. Walk to the beach or the mall in a few steps! We had a great visit.
Submitted on May 1, 2016
We love staying at Sunkissed Cottage. We have stayed at the same location in the summer and now over Christmas and it is perfect each time. The house is in a great location, the pool is fabulous in the summer and the amenities are the best. Even when the weather is a little off, you still have so much to do and everything is so close. Sitting on the front porch early in the morning or on the upstairs porch in the evening, you feel so at peace and you can hear the ocean and it is just the best vacation possible. We love Destin and will continue to return to Sunkissed Cottage.
Submitted on Jan 4, 2016
This was our first time renting a home and renting a home with another family to top it off., but we were so pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the home really was. Based on a few reviews, I had my eye out on a few items but I'm glad to say, as picky as I may be, The Sunkissed Cottage was great! Spacious rooms, 3 full baths all with enough towels and great wrap around porch. I think the best way to do it is to layout the pros and the cons:
* After hours check in was so simple and conveniently located close to the home
* For 8 people, everyone slept comfortably and everyone had a space to retreat to at the end of each night
* Parking was good
* Great distance from beach
* Good size yard & decent pool
* Washer / Dryer was a HUGE plus
* Kitchen was equipped well
* TV's everywhere
* Outdoor Shower to get the sand off and right outside of the washroom / mudroom
* Loved the wrap around porch on both level 1 & 2
* A/C was in great working condition on 3rd level despite the reviews which may have been old
Cons (if I had to choose):
* Comforters needed washing (this was the only thing that truly was a con)
* My dog didn't like the backyard and refused to "handle" his business back there so we did a lot of walking
* Living room layout was a little awkward, but only for 1 chair
* Pans & knives were a little old but did the job nonetheless
It's an older home with 80's fixtures & low vanities but it is all in good condition and clean! If we go back to Destin, we'll be staying at the Sunkissed Cottage again!
Submitted on Jul 30, 2015
Just returned from our 2nd trip to Destin, renting through Newman-Dailey Resort Properties - Sunkissed Cottage - SWEET!!!! The perfect place - beautiful house, swimming pool, fenced back yard, 2 blocks from beach - easy walk. 2 mins from restaurants, groceries, you name it... This is one of the most professional, well-organized rental businesses we've ever worked with. Looking fwd to next year!!!
Submitted on Jun 24, 2015
We were disappointed with a few things in the kitchen. Some of the pots did not lids so making rice was difficult, you gave us one trash bag and two packets of dishwasher soap for 7 people for a week, the knives were very dull, we barely had enough toilet paper and paper towels, and we could not get the grill to light.
I feel that the kitchen needs to be able to accommodate a family. The amount we payed should equal what is expected for the price.
We were happy with the sleeping accommodations, yard, and deck. The pool was extremely over chlorinated and burned our eyes.
I would rather make these comments directly to you rather than but them for all to see.
Thank you for listening.
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014
Thank you for your comments on your stay with Newman-Dailey. Your feedback is important to us to help us improve on our services. It is standard practice in rentals of condominiums and private homes to provide a "starter" supply of toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels and dishwashing detergent....any additional items are the responsibility of the guests. (this information is covered in our pre-arrival guest correspondence). We apologize if this caused any inconvenience and we look forward to assisting you with your next visit to our area. Again, thank you for choosing Newman-Dailey Resort Properties.
Not big with words. My experience was a pleasurable one. It felt like home. It was beautifully decorated, designer's touch. The location was great. Just a couple of mins walk to the coast. Stores close by. This may sound corny but it had a great washer & dryer and the tv's in every room a bonus.
I don't think the carpetting had been steam cleaned because my dog was sniffing around so I know there had to have been another pet there. The pots and pans were not great, over used, some needed throwing out, loose handles, which could be a hazard. I noticed on the tiles inbetween the lines had not been cleaned. Overall though we loved it. Newman Dailey Properties are No 1 in my books. Too bad the weather did not cooperate. Thank you.
Submitted on Apr 10, 2014
The people at Newman-Daley were very nice and helpful.
We left the polar vortex to head to Destin, one of our favorite places. This house was great, couple blocks from the beach, couple blocks from shopping. Very comfy house and yard,we would rent it again. Only couple things to mention: the vertical blinds needed to be cleaned and the baseboards,and the deadbolts need to be fixed.
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014
We had a fabulous time and the service was great with Newman Daily. Could not have gotten any better of a location than this one. Walking distance to everything, even the grocery store. Beach excess and walking distance as well. I looked around at a lot of the beach rental houses here and by far Sunkissed Cottage is one of the nicest and kept up properties I saw there. Would like to stay there again sometime. Can't beat having the pool(perfect) and your own back yard for the dog. all amenities were there. I just recommended that it is time for a new couch and gas grill outside as well as a yearly spraying for insects. Thanks so much!! and hope to see you guys again. The Farley's atlanta, Ga
Submitted on Sep 12, 2013
We had a wonderful time. The house was well maintained and clean. The pool and yard was well maintained and practical for our usage. We were pleasantly welcomed by the staff. The house was a short walk to the beach which was comfortable even in the heat.
It is a very comfortable home with a nice size pool for all to enjoy.
The only thing we had a problem with was getting out of the driveway, the neighbors plants at the roadside hindered our view when getting out of the property which at times were a bit dicey.
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013
Sunkissed cottage was great! We'll probably rent it again next year. About a 4 minute watch directly to the beach access. Close to great restaurants. Clean, kept up, and comfy. The pool is the perfect size...not to big, not to deep, great for the kids. Nice big back yard. Hint: before June, get the pool heated to start with - it's worth it, and you can always have the heating turned off if you think you don' t need it. Great assortment of cooking tools for the meals you want to eat in. Plan to bring your own trashbags, paper towels, and toilet paper. Also, schedule your showers around each other - the hot water runs out after about 20 minutes, but reheats within about an hour. All in all, a great place and we can't wait to come back!
Submitted on May 15, 2013
We had no working refrigerator for nearly three days..
The furniture (sofa bed and love seat) was in poor shape. The wi-fi was not working which really put our techie grandkids in a tizzy.
All in all...we expected more.
We started renting from Newman Dailey around 18 years ago. I can honestly say that this is the first time we were ever really disappointed. And...after seeing so many units that had not been rented, and we still had to pay for a full week...even though we couldn't use and didn't want to pay for a full week made it even worse.
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013
At Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, all of our guests are important, but our repeat guests like you are special. We hope that you found our efforts to accommodate you with the issues at your unit were more than satisfactory during your stay. We have addressed these issues with the owner and changes are being made. Thank you for your long time confidence in Newman-=Dailey, and we look forward to serving you again!
My family and I arrived at "the Kiss" and we were very thrilled at the ease of the check in and having a house to our own. We were very happy with the cleaniness of the house and the location. We were close to everything we wanted to do. The beach is just a block away!!! It was a great neighborhood to walk our dog " a golden"! we loved it as well as our dog!!! Our only complaint would be the livingroom furniture and the guest king room bed. It is very uncomfortable as well as outdated however the rest of the house made up for it. We will definitely come back again!!!
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013
My family and I have actually stayed in this home before in 1999 as well as other Newman Dailey properties. I do feel that it actually only works for about 7-8 people comfortably even though there is a "sofa bed". The home does seem a little worn and in need of a "deep cleaning" and updating & I do realize the time allowed to clean between visitors is minimal. We did make a call to Newman Dailey on the first day as the refrigerator was not cooling well & the upstairs bathtub was missing a drain stopper(both somewhat minor) we did get a call stating someone would follow up yet no one ever followed up. We did enjoy the private backyard and pool very much & location close to the beach. We love Destin yet may look for a more updated newer property the next time.
Submitted on Oct 4, 2012
We had a wonderful vacation at Sunkissed cottage. We had everything we needed. There was a grill to grill out and the pool was warm enough to use even though it was late in the season. We will definitely be back
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012
Everything was great except for the grill needs to be replaced, the upstairs bathroom had mold growing on the underside of the ledge, and the toilet brush container had dirty toilet water in it that had leaked on the rug.The beach house is conveniently located, cozy with a nice pool. I would recommend staying there, but the cleanliness needs to be addressed.
Submitted on Sep 7, 2012
Sunkissed cottage was a perfect spot for us. Our kids loved the widow’s watch and would stay up there all day if we let them. Since we had another couple with us, we enjoyed the two master suites which provided plenty of room and privacy for each of us. The beach was just a couple minutes down the road and the pool was great after a long day at the beach.
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012
Nice house with 2 master suites, Has a nice pool that would benefit from a little shade in back during the heat and sun of the afternoon, but that being said, we would comeback again. During the heat of the dy, the third floor area is quite warm, it could really use more a/c vents. It is very close to most everything.
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012
Thank you so much for posting your review. We are sorry for the problems you had during your stay. We were not aware of the broken umbrella so we also purchased a new umbrella stand and it is functioning as it was intended. In addition the owner also purchased a portable AC unit for the 3rd floor sitting area as well. We look forward to your next stay with Newman-Dailey Resort Properies. Amy Turner - Property Manager
We just got back from our trip to Destin and everyone just raved about the beautiful sunkissed cottage thaat we stayed at. We were there for my son's beach wedding and rented the house so we could have a small reception after the wedding. The people at Newman-Dailey were so great - helped us find parking space for our guests. They house has two great wrap around porches so we had plenty of room for food and guests. I would definitley recommend this house for it's spacious bedrooms and great pool and backyard space!
Submitted on Jun 5, 2012
Perfect little cottage for our family. We fell in love with home the minute we walked in the door. It is in the perfect location in a quiet neighborhood. Just up the road is the Destin Commons shopping center. The other directions just a few steps is the beach. You can even see the water from the upstairs widow’s watch. We had a lovely time and can’t wait to come back.
Submitted on May 21, 2012
We had perfict weather. Great location. Execent food. Couldn't ask for any better. Thanks so much.
Submitted on Apr 6, 2012
I think this is the Sunkissed Cottage we stayed in. The facilities were good and the location was great. Our family traditionally gets together at Destin over Thanksgiving. We all enjoy seeing each other, eating in and going out. Our walks on the beach were very good and we were able to go wading. Some of us - especially the kids - actually went in swimming.
Submitted on Dec 3, 2011
This house is located in a great area!! Close to everything. Short walk to the beach as well. House has a great layout on the inside and very roomy. Only thing we didnt like was the fact that there was no direct access to the pool from the house. Also wish the house had two ac units. One was unable to really cool the upstairs, and especially the third floor room. We went at a time when it was not super hot, so the summer time would be worse.
Submitted on Nov 12, 2011
This was our second trip to Destin and our parent's fifth or sixth trip. We have always stayed in a Newman-Dailey property, but this was the first time at the kiss. After driving nearly 800 miles through the night with a 1 and 4 year old, we were very happy to find that the check-in was once again quick and we were able to get into the house without any delalys.
Once there, we found the house was spacious, very clean, and the beds were comfortable. Having two master bedrooms was great for us and our parents and the third full bath was also helpful when getting ready in the morning or cleaning up after a long day of playing at the beach and swimming in the pool. The room on the third floor was a little warm, but we were able to adjust some of the vents and use a fan to keep it comfortable.
We were a little concerned that traffic may be loud, but the noise was barely noticable inside and traffic was pretty light since it was late September. With the beach just a short walk away, we spent nearly every morning at the beach and the evenings relaxing by the pool.
Overall, we had a great and relaxing week. The only concern we had during the entire trip was one afternoon we returned from the beach to find a new chair in the living room. We assumed the Newman-Dailey staff had brought it while we gone, but were a little concerned that other people were in the house with our personal belongings without our knowledge while we were not there. However, we would still recommend this house to any family.
Submitted on Nov 11, 2011
Very pleased with every thing about the accommodations and service. One problem was in finding the sheets to make up the trundle bed Found set of sheets on the sofa in the living room This was the only problem Everything else was perfect.
Submitted on Oct 6, 2011
This was our second stay at Kiss. We love the house, although its probably time to redecorate. Had problems with the septic system but amy took care of them right away.
Submitted on Oct 22, 2010
Nice house though the floor in the den was not completely cleaned. Short walk to beach. Loved the pool and 2 big bedrooms upstairs. Quiet. Very close to restaurants and grocery.
Submitted on Aug 26, 2010
We spent one week at the Sunkissed Cottage in Destin. Our stay was so nice. The house was beautiful, clean and well taken care of. We were within walking distance of the beaches. Everything worked perfectly in the house and one night the microwave broke (you need this with 6 kids!), and Newman brought us a new one before 9 the next morning. Excellent service. The location was in middle of everything - food, movies, entertainment. Plus, the pool was heated and clean. Our kids had a lot of fun searching the house for games, books, puzzles and DVD movies that are there.
Submitted on Jul 30, 2010
We enjoyed out stay at the SunKissed Cottage. This was our first booking with your company. We were pleased with the location and the room the cottage offered. There were some minor repairs which needed attention but for the most part it was an enjoyable and relaxing vacation with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. My family vacations at Destin every year and this was a great vacation of us. We would recommend using Newman Dailey again for our future vacations at Destin. Oh yeah, the fireworks were spectacular as well.
The minor repairs were as follows:
The carpet upstairs needed shampooing. Also, the widow's peek room on the third floor was very hot and therefore, we could not use it.
Submitted on Jul 14, 2010
We have been fortunate to come to Destin every year for the past 9! We have stayed in many houses. Usually we are with a party of 10. This time just 4 and sunkissed was perfect! The pool was so nice & clean. The backyard was big & comfortable and the gas grill was nice..
This house was great for two couples but more than three would be pushing it! As the 3rd bedroom gets used for easier pool access. Kitchen items were a bit scarse as far as spices, coffee filters ect. Things you don't want to think about spending money for on vacay. The road was never loud considering it was a busy one! Very close to the beach and shopping! We loved it and will be back soon!
Submitted on May 26, 2010
We stayed at the Sunkissed Cottage in October and it had everything we needed and more. The kids even swam in the pool. It was all the space we needed for everyone to be comfortable and a grill for easy dinner it was close to the beach and we all had a great time.
Submitted on Oct 31, 2009
Really enjoyed our stay. The pool was GREAT!! We found the bedrooms nice and roomy, and the house itself was very nice. Highly recommend Big Kahunna's and early dinners as most places were packed. Definately take advantage of the golf
Submitted on Sep 17, 2009
We loved Sunkissed Cottage. The house was large, and comfortable, and very close to the beach. We will definitely return.
Submitted on Sep 17, 2009
Let me start by saying the folks with Newman-Dailey were wonderful. Very easy to work with, explained all the details making the reservation process worry free. Sunkissed Cottage was a great place to stay. We had 4 adults and 2 teenagers and it accomodated us perfectly. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants etc. Only complaint, and it's a small one, the cottage sits on a pretty busy street, other than that we had wonderful time.
Submitted on Jul 29, 2009
4 guys on a golf trip.
We rented from newman-daily last year.
the house was nice and well furnished.
the problem was we were locked out 2 times because the electronic lock malfunctioned. this caused us a big problem.
Submitted on Feb 25, 2009
This guest was contacted and I apologized for the inconvenience. Occasionally, we experience a faulty lock - fortunatley for this guest we have 24 hour on call services and the problem was resolved in a timely fashion.
It was everything we wanted in a vacation and then some! I can't wait to go back!
Submitted on Dec 12, 2008
My wife and two children, age 1 and 5 absolutely loved our stay here. The house is only a few minute walk from the beach. The pool was perfect for a family of 4. My one year old loved the widow's watch for his sleeping quarters. Would highly recommend staying here to anyone and hopefully plan on coming back sometime soon.
Submitted on Dec 9, 2008
Sunkissed Cottage was delightful. The pool was perfect for our three grandchildren. (We adults enjoyed it also)
We all enjoyed the house and would stay there again. It is a great location in the center of everything Destin has to offer.
Submitted on Sep 25, 2008