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Walking on Sunshine

3 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

8 Guests


Pet friendly, large pool and only a block from the beach! 2 Living Areas great for kids!!


Gulf Access
Private Pool
Pool Can be Heated with Fee
Pets Allowed (max 2)
0.2 Miles to the Beach

Rooms & Bedding

Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bedroom 2 | King
Bathroom 3
Bedroom 3 | Triple Bunk
Living Room
Bedroom 3 | Twin Sleeper
Primary Bedroom | King

About the property

Walking on Sunshine Professionally Managed by Newman-Dailey

• Maximum of 2 Dogs Welcome
• Heated private pool option now available!
• Brand new range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator
• Freshly painted pool deck and all exterior
• All new flooring throughout the entire home

From the beach-cottage architecture with its yellow siding to the extra large sunlit pool deck with table and chairs for outdoor dining right next to the large, private pool (heated option now available), Walking on Sunshine is classically Florida! Daily walks to the beach a block away under the palm trees…listening to music with a cool drink from the shade of the screened-in back porch…sitting on the front porch watching happy families wave hello- this is the stuff that Destin vacations are made of.

Walking on Sunshine’s meandering interior is ideal for a variety of guests vacationing together. Fast internet and FIVE smart, large flat screen TVs await you throughout the home for those times when you just want to kick back and relax. Stream your favorite binge worthy shows, or video conference with family, friends or even work. TWO downstairs entertainment rooms with large wall-mounted TVs and comfortable seating areas; a full dining room; a kitchen with all the accouterments to prepare your personal favorite dish; and three quiet bedrooms upstairs, all with large, smart flat screen TVs allow opportunity for each person to vacation at their speed. Plus, practical amenities like a full size laundry room, BBQ grill, plenty of parking, beach wagon, and pool toys.

Just a couple of blocks to Destin Commons, this great location in Crystal Beach allows you to walk to the beach or restaurants only improves the sunny disposition of this home. It will feel so good to let your plans be guided by positive things like whether to have a pool day or a beach day. A golf day or a shopping day? All of Destin’s entertainment options are very close by so let the sunshine carry you from this quintessential beach cottage to wherever your heart leads you.

This home is pet friendly. You must pay a pet fee (please inquire about cost before booking) and provide up to date shot records.

In the cooler seasons, pool can be heated for a fee.

Minimum length of stay required seasonally.
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

  • Direct Property Check-In
  • Dryer
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Lodging Type: House
  • Max Pets: 2
  • Monthly Snowbird Rate
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Square Feet: 1874
  • Washer


  • Cable
  • Living Room Smart TV
  • Living Room TV
  • Primary Bedroom TV
  • Streaming Capable
  • TV in Every Bedroom


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


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


  • Fenced Backyard
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch


  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • Driveway Parking


  • Walk-In Shower

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  4.9 (based on 33 reviews)

our happy place!

Rosemary M


We love staying at the " Walking on Sunshine" beach house. it's our happy place in Destin FL! we proudly recommend Newman-Dailey beach rentals to our friends.

Submitted on Apr 27, 2024 through

wonderful stay

Eric C.


Place was home warming and the beach was a short walk, our family vacation was a suck success thanks Newman-Dailey for the best hospitality we could ever ask for! I definitely recommend it to everyone…

Submitted on Mar 15, 2024 through Airbnb

wonderful stay!

Meagan A.


Our family of 5 (ranging from ages 5-38) had plenty to keep us entertained at the house and in the area. The house was clean and well kept, well stocked, and had good customer service.

Submitted on Jan 3, 2024 through VRBO

friends summer vacay

Jennifer K


The kids enjoyed the pool a lot. We had so much fun!

Submitted on Jul 20, 2023 through VRBO

great stay!

Monique D.


Great place for a family and it’s dog friendly! Walking distance to the beach and Destin commons. The prior reviews mentioned ants and the lack of toilet paper/paper towels - none were an issue for us and we stayed for 5 days. We only needed a few more trash bags. Great screened in back porch and front porch, we loved sitting out there in the evening. The front porch could use some new chairs - all were broken besides one. Overall this place was great for our family/kids and a great value. Would stay here again!

Submitted on Jul 10, 2023 through Airbnb

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you so much for your review. We will pass on your comments to the owner about the front porch.

comfortable and homey

Joni S.


The home was comfortable and homey. The pool was refreshing. There were clear instructions on check in and checkout process, as well as a great local restaurant guide. It couldn’t list every single restaurant, but there were some good ones listed. The beach was within walking distance, however, I would’ve loved to have a golf cart to use. Otherwise, it is a place that will stay on our list to possibly return to.

Submitted on Jun 1, 2023 through Airbnb

great place and area! very clean!

Jennifer C.


Great place and area! Very clean, with it being pet friendly was great. Kitchen is well equipped. Love the back porch!!! Be careful on the blocks out back though and around the pool, there are ants and they bite! The pool cleaners came once during the week but we never had access to a pool net to clean out the pool so that was kind of annoying. Other than that there are no serious complaints. All in all we had a great time and none of those things kept us from having a great vacation.

Submitted on Apr 7, 2023 through Airbnb

great beach house

George A.


Great property that's short walking distance to beach! Pool was perfect for the kids. Would definitely stay here again!

Submitted on Mar 31, 2023 through VRBO

everything way great thank you.!!

Claudia G


My experience was great.!

Submitted on Aug 3, 2022 through VRBO

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Jun 25, 2022

so relaxing

Kimberly G


We had the best time. Walking distance to shops as well as the beach. Beautiful pool in the backyard nice spacious house.

Submitted on May 30, 2022 through VRBO

amazing place and location

Joseph F


We loved everything about this place. It’s location to the beach and neighborhood was super. Pool a great amenity.

Submitted on Jul 30, 2021 through VRBO

this property is amazing. we will definitely attempt to rent it again. location is priceless!

Helena D


The rental experience was seamless! Very efficient process. I love the text component about check in and information about the property.

Submitted on May 24, 2021 through VRBO

great experience!

Tabatha B


We loved staying at this house! The house was amazing, roomy and clean. The pool was great! The walk to the beach was enjoyable. We had an issue with the screen door while there and it was promptly fixed. I could not ask for better service or better place to stay!

Submitted on May 20, 2021 through VRBO

walking on sunshine

Tanya S


Close to the beach, dogs allowed, clean, close to shops, perfect house to relax and recharge. Pool not heated just an FYI. Semi fenced in yard perfect for our four legged family members. We had a great stay and are hoping to stay again next time we are in Destin!

Submitted on Jan 9, 2021 through VRBO

walking on sunshine

Tanya S.


Close to the beach, dogs allowed, clean, close to shops, perfect house to relax and recharge. Pool not heated just an FYI. Semi fenced in yard perfect for our four legged family members. We had a great stay and are hoping to stay again next time we are in Destin!

Submitted on Dec 20, 2020 through VRBO

nice place, with great location



very cute property, nice and close to the beach, walking path and plenty of things to do

Submitted on Nov 13, 2020 through VRBO

wonderful! 5 stars!!



We have stayed in Destin many times but this was our first stay in a house. Having a pool just for us steps away from the porch was the best part! At night the pool lights were so pretty! We have always stayed on the beach but the beach was only a five minute walk from the house. We had four adults in the three bedroom house which was a good number. The bedrooms were comfortable and the full size kitchen was nice. Nice to have a grill available. Enjoyed meals on the porch and the table by the pool. The location was also close to restaurants and shopping.

Submitted on Aug 30, 2020

perfect location

daniel n


Short walk to the gulf and perfect pool. They responded instantly when we had questions about the house

Submitted on Jul 21, 2020 through Vrbo

5 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Jun 25, 2020

amazing vacation

Kiana C.


We had a great time. The house was beautiful and the location was amazing...right by a little bit of everything. Such an amazing vacation!

Submitted on Jun 10, 2020

great stay!

yesy m


We loved this property, very accurate as listed ! Great amenities specially the private pool! Thanks!

Submitted on Jun 8, 2020 through Vrbo

charles vacation

kiana C


We had a great time the house was beautiful and the location was amazing right by a little of everything such a amazing vacation

Submitted on May 26, 2020 through Vrbo

Sarah B.


Property was clean. Location is 3 blocks from beach and 3 blocks from shopping and movie theater. Lots of restaurants close by. The pool is the perfect size. I stayed for a month. I had one issue with the toilet and it was handled immediately. Bikes are provided and there are nice bike paths along the scenic drive. I felt very safe in the neighborhood even when I was there as a woman alone. I met the owner and he was very kind and even left me a small souvenir.

Submitted on Mar 29, 2020 through VRBO

great place!

Jody A.


The property was a great place to spend a month, location was wonderful for access to both the beach and shopping. Any issues which arose during our stay were immediately attended to. The welcome basket was much appreciated!

Submitted on Dec 7, 2019

walking on sunshine

Jody A. A


The property was a great place to spend a month, location was wonderful for access to both the beach and shopping. Any issues which arose during our stay were immediately attended to. The welcome basket was much appreciated!

Submitted on Dec 5, 2019 through Vrbo

just perfect!

Christina F.


Sunshine was perfect for my family and our four legged furry friend. it's a short walk to the public beach and there is an outside shower to rinse off the salt water. There's enough yard space for my dog to sunbathe in a private fenced backyard. The pool was perfect for a family of six. The house is away from major traffic but close enough to the main artery and restaurants. It's a 20 minute drive to the Destin Harbor. A ten to 15 minute drive to the Village at Baytown e Wharf . My only complaint was we had a problem with the shower heads in the master bathroom and the inner shower curtain had mildew. All the bathrooms were stocked with more than enough towels and extra blankets. The photos shown are exactly what you get. It's nicely decorated and very spacious. The enclosed porch was nice to eat evening dinners without worrying about flying raisins aka flies.

Submitted on Sep 21, 2019

Newman-Dailey Response:

Thank you so much for taking time to leave your review. We were so happy that you enjoyed this beautiful home and your stay. Everything in the double master shower has been replaced, and we lo

great beach house!



Felt like home away from home. Perfect house for a long weekend w the family. Short distance to the beach and nice pool for when the waves are too big. Has everything you need but a few beach toys would have added a nice touch. The master shower needs a new head- it basically just sprays out of the pipe, but it was not a major issue and I still got clean. I would go back to this home for a vacay in the future.

Submitted on Sep 9, 2019

4 out of 5 stars



Submitted on Jul 23, 2019

great home for vacation

Aaron C


Great single family home in a quiet neighborhood. Less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. Less than a 10 minute walk to Destin Commons. Home feels like a home, not a vacation rental. We had 2 adults and 3 kids (12, 8, and 4) and the home was a prefect size.

Submitted on Jul 15, 2019 through HomeAway

very nice home



This was a nice home for a single family. Perfect size. Actually felt like a home and not a vacation rental. Easy walk to the beach, takes about 4-5 minutes. We also walked over to Destin Commons, which is literally down the street. The only suggestion we have would be to turn down the heat in the pool, it was a little too warm for the weather. But overall this House was very nice and in an excellent location.

Submitted on Jul 13, 2019


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