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19 Nov 2021
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Although the beaches of the Gulf Coast might be what bring you to our corner of the world, there’s something about the memories that are made on the porches and patios of vacation homes. This list of homes will help give you a head start on finding your perfect rental with ample outdoor space so you can enjoy laughter, make memories, and soak up all of the oceanside atmosphere you can only find on the coast. 

Schmidts N’ Grins

Located in the Destiny by the Sea community, Schmidts N’ Grins boasts TWO spacious porches and a patio that leads to a private pool and hot tub. This 5-bedroom and 7-bathroom home is perfect if you are enjoying the Gulf Coast with a large group. 

On the first floor you’ll find the patio and private pool are just a step outside the living room with multiple seating areas and a dining area. The second floor is considered the main living area with a second living room and just as on the first floor, right outside the living room is a beautiful porch with space to have your morning coffee, sit with friends or even cook a meal on the grill. On the third floor, you’ll find two master bedrooms, two baths, kitchenette and you guessed it, another porch to soak in all the incredible views of the coast!

My Ty

This 7-bedroom and 5.5-bathroom home has not one, but two 1,700 sq. ft wrap-around porches and a patio area, solidifying this Destin vacation home’s place on this “best” list! Enjoy your time off the sandy beach and relax by the pool, or grill up some dinner on the first floor patio. The second floor has three master suites, large bathrooms and each suite has its own private balcony so you can sneak away and enjoy get some quiet time. On the third floor you’ll find more suites, a common area, a bunk room, and an Executive King Suite that leads to a second 1,700 sq. ft balcony with room for private moments, deep conversation, and time for much needed relaxation. 

All Decked Out

Ready to accommodate 16 guests in its 6-bedrooms and 5.5-bathrooms, All Decked Out truly is “decked out!” This high-end home is equipped with multiple porches, a private pool, a hot tub and grills (not to mention a complete luxurious interior). 

On the first floor, you’ll find a beautiful private pool and hot tub with a patio area to grill or relax in the shade. The second and third floors host multiple patios, complete with wet bars and a grill. You can soak up all the outdoor beauty Destin has to offer while being just steps away from Miramar Beach! 

Prestwick Place 1123

If you are looking for a vacation home in Destin for a smaller group, Prestwick Place 1123 is the perfect place! Located in a private cul-de-sac, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home accommodates up to 8 people and is just minutes from Miramar Beach and shopping at Grand Boulevard.

Prestwick Place 1123 has the most relaxing screened porch in the back of the house with ambient lighting, oversized curtains and fans to keep everyone cool and comfortable. The front porch invites you to sit down, share the memories of your beach adventures and enjoy the neighborhood atmosphere.  (Cocktails, anyone?) This home is a must for your intimate gathering and will earn its spot on your ‘places to return’ list!

Vacationing on the Gulf Coast doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop as soon as your feet leave the beach. Here at My Vacation Haven, we have many options for vacation homes in Destin with patios or porches so the fun can continue even while you are at your home away from home! Take a dip in the pool, light up the grill, or gather in the comfortable seats and talk about your day. The patios of Destin are waiting!