Destin is all about the beautiful beaches, right? Well there is a lot to be said for our sugary shoreline and shimmering white quartz crystal sand but once you discover boating - you will say Destin is all about the water! The dazzling jewel toned waters wrap around our entire island-like peninsula and are filled with a cornucopia of fish. One of the best places to own a boat is on Holiday Isle, a prestigious locale where gorgeous single-family homes were constructed to take advantage of this “off shore” location near the heart of Destin. The Destin Harbor borders Holiday Isle on the north side and the glistening gulf spans an expansive beach along its southern shore. East Pass connects here to the open gulf so many big private vessels are docked behind homes on deep-water canals that conveniently connect to the harbor. We are highlighting 3 opulent homes here in Destin that can accommodate large yachts are currently available for purchase.
The first remarkable home for boat owners is 500 Osceola Drive and is being billed as “Destin’s Most Exclusive Yachtsman’s Home” as it sits on one of the largest waterfront points on Holiday Isle. You could have a “yacht party” at this awesome place since the frontage dock alone could anchor up to three large vessels. The property also comes with a large enclosed boat garage that has double lifts and provides storage for your own little fleet. At the push of a button you may lower your boat down into the water and go for a cruise. Two open sun decks crown the rooftop of the double boat garage and a lushly landscaped lagoon shaped pool provides a private oasis. The stunning four-bedroom home that comes with it comprises 4,600 square feet with a triple row of arched windows that soar to the top of the cathedral ceiling in an expansive Great Room. Walls of windows in every room frame the sensational scenery of the sparkling harbor. A crystal chandelier, cherry wood shelving, a fireplace, built-in bar, state of the arts kitchen, an elevator, plush furnishings, Oriental rugs, statues and decorative art are just some of the features that are included that place you in the lap of luxury. 500 Osceola Drive is priced at $2,499,000.
At 522 Vera Cruz Drive another waterfront boat owners dream home is a 6 bedroom, 4,011 square feet property that includes two long open boat slips and an adjacent dock that can anchor one more, just in case some other captains cruise over for a visit. A paver patio with a pool and cascading Hot Tub wrap around the side of the waterfront dock. This hospitable Destin home was designed as a family compound since a special bunkroom has three double berths so it may provide sleeping quarters for a total of 16 guests or residents. This furnished home is also ready to be used for lucrative rental income due to its gracious design. The spacious Master Suite has access to twin waterfront balconies and a covered deck. The list price of 522 Vera Cruz Drive is $1,950,000.
You may straddle your long yacht right across the canal dock beside a large pool and spacious patio at this 4,853 square foot home located at 523 Gulf Shore Drive. You are literally steps away from taking a fresh water dip to stepping aboard your own vessel. Two upper level sun decks off the house overlook this watery scene. This four bedroom Destin home has been newly remodeled, refreshed and renewed throughout with gleaming stainless steel appliances, carrera marble countertops, elegant light fixtures, new bathrooms and rich oversized parchment tiled flooring. Double chandeliers hang down from the cathedral ceiling in the Great Room while multiple star lanterns hang above the open foyer. Newly planted lush landscaping provides a tropical look and the waterfront patio area has a covered outdoor living room that overlooks the pool. 523 Gulf Shore Drive is offered for sale at $1,795,000.
Contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office today at (877) 392-6082 to receive more information and schedule a private tour. Don’t forget to wear your captain’s hat!