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7 Dec 2020
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It’s almost time to ring in the New Year, so grab a glass of bubbly and enjoy your favorite views along the Gulf Coast! There’s no better place than the beach to gather with loved ones and end the year on a high note. Whether you want to count down to midnight from a beachfront home or see fireworks along the coast from a high-rise condo, these are the best vacation rentals in Destin for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

Dolphin Watch 

If you want to ring in the New Year with gorgeous Gulf views, then Dolphin Watch is the best Destin vacation rental for your celebration! Situated on the sugar-white sand in the gated community of Destiny by the Sea, this beachfront home offers three floors of comfort and class. From the first floor, guests can access the large deck, which offers seating, loungers, a private hot tub and direct beach access. 

For more breathtaking beach views, make your way to the second floor balcony, which is connected to the open-concept kitchen, dining and living space by floor-to-ceiling sliders. Guests can easily mingle inside or outside all while taking in the stunning sights! 


One of the best vacation rentals in Destin for a large family or group of friends, Tranquility is a Tuscan-inspired home that accommodates up to 16 guests. With four floors, six bedrooms, a carriage house, private pool and an elevator, this luxurious property has everything you need and more for your holiday by the beach. From the sundeck on the fourth floor, guests can sip Champagne while enjoying a stunning sunset and then keep an eye out for fireworks along the beach and Scenic Highway 98.  

Westwinds 4824 Penthouse 

Take your New Year’s Eve to new heights when you stay at Westwinds 4824. This luxurious penthouse unit is located on the 15th floor and offers incredible views from every room. You’ll be able to keep an eye on the Gulf whether you’re cooking festive appetizers in the kitchen, sipping a cocktail in the comfortable living room or getting ready for the evening in the master suite. If you want some fresh air, step out onto the spacious balcony where you can see up and down the coast and watch the city lights twinkle. You’ll definitely be able to see some fireworks from this peaceful perch!  

Observation Point North 364 

Observation Point North 364 is the best Destin vacation rental if you want to be in the midst of the action and surrounded by NYE revelers. Located in the heart of The Village of Baytowne Wharf, this 2-bedroom condo is just steps away from all the dining, shopping, and entertainment that this lifestyle center has to offer! You can take in the sights and sounds from your balcony, which overlooks the Events Plaza, or take the elevator downstairs and experience it for yourself. When it’s time for some peace and quiet, there is plenty of space for up to six guests to relax and unwind at this vacation haven. 

Luau I 7702/04 

Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay and the city lights at night from this contemporary condo. Luau I 7702 is a beachside unit that features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and numerous amenities. The wraparound balcony offers ample seating where you can savor Champagne and cheers to the New Year as you take in the twinkling lights and fresh, salty air. There is also a spacious living area with a flat-screen TV and coastal décor where you can gather around with loved ones and watch the ball drop at midnight. 

Spiaggia Bella 

If you plan on ringing in 2021 surrounded by friends and family, Spiaggia Bella is one of the best vacation rentals in Destin for large groups. With 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and 3 stories, this beachfront home accommodates up to 14 guests. Spend the last few days of December swimming in the private pool, soaking in the hot tub and taking sunset strolls along the beach. When it’s time to cook up a holiday feast or festive hors d’oeuvres, there are two kitchens to choose from. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, wraparound breakfast bar, living space with wet bar and the beachfront balcony all face the sparkling emerald water, so the beauty of Florida is never far from sight! 

Ariel Dunes II 2303 

When you stay at Ariel Dunes II 2303, the views stretch on for miles! This 2-bedroom condo overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, Stewart Lake and the gorgeous golf course. Located on the 23rd floor, your spacious balcony is the perfect spot to soak in some Florida sunshine, watch the sunset and toast to a happy, healthy New Year. The stunning sights can also be enjoyed from the master bedroom and open-concept kitchen, dining and living space.  

Ready to plan your New Year’s Eve getaway? My Vacation Haven can help you find the best Destin vacation rental to make your celebration unforgettable! From large homes to cozy condos, we have a variety of properties that offer incredible views, comfortable accommodations and numerous amenities. Please contact us today with any questions about your upcoming vacation. We hope you have a happy and healthy New Year!

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