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UNBELIEVABLE GULF VIEWS 6BR 5.1BA Sleeps26, Destin, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Crystal Beach, Destin Vacation Rental House

  •  716-628-5000
    06:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)
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Last Updated: 04/20/2024

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This stunning 5,000 sq.ft. home rests in the prestigious private gated community of Destiny West.“Cake by the Ocean” is one of Destin's most architecturally iconic beach homes and boasts 180 breathtaking degrees of unobstructed gulf views. Both the interior and exterior of “Cake by the Ocean” has been given special attention with luxurious and tastefully electric decor perfectly placed throughout the home. “Cake by the Ocean” will surely be your perfect beachside oasis. This home has 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and sleeps up to 28 guests.

‘Evans Architects of Orlando’ was awarded the Aurora Award for outstanding building design for their work on this home. This home is designed with plentiful indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. The saltwater heated pool and hot tub (heat is optional and an additional fee) are a stunning addition to this beachside home. A covered porch warmly greets all who enter.

On the first floor you will find a bright and airy Mother-in-Law Suite with built in full-over-full bunk beds, large double vanity bath suite and kitchenette with refrigerator. For further sleeping arrangements, there is a stylishly decorated King Suite overlooking the pool deck. Following the King Suite is a beautiful bedroom with a king-size bed and a twin-over-full bunk bed. You will hardly be able to contain your happiness when you see the amazing slanted ceiling, abundance of natural light and fun pops of color in this room. Additionally on the first floor is an elevator for your convenience, a beautiful wine fridge, and a lovely seating area for two near the entryway. The elevator (for additional fee) services all three floors.

The second floor features an open concept living and dining space with a spectacular chef’s kitchen and plentiful views of the beloved sugar white sands and shimmering waters of the Emerald Coast. The spacious, modern kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar that sits 5. Sliding glass doors retract on two full walls in the living space that lead onto the second floor deck with additional plush seating and amazing views. Allow the soothing ocean breeze to sweep into the room as guests lounge in the living area or dine at the dining area. The dining area features a pristine glass top table which comfortably sits 6. The open concept paired with the sliding doors leading onto the deck is absolutely perfect for mingling and conversing during gatherings. There is a half bath conveniently located off all common areas.

Find your indoor tropical oasis in the second floor Master King Suite which features gorgeous decor and access to the second floor deck through a large sliding glass door. This suite features queen-over-queen bunks and a lavish private bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. There is also a half bath located on this floor.

On the third floor is a bunk room with three queen-over-queen bunks, sleeping a total of 6 guests. Also on this level is a pool table, bar with seating for 4, and a kitchenette including an ice maker, refrigerator and sink. You will love the private, shaded balcony with lounge chairs and bench seating. From this balcony you will enjoy breathtaking, unobstructed views of the famous Florida sunrises and sunrises over the Gulf.

Amenities for Destiny West community guests include: a fitness center, fishing, pavilion/gazebo, picnic area, playground, tennis court, basketball court, pool, and whirlpool.

House Layout

First Floor (Sleeps 16)

King In-Law Suite with queen-over-queen bunk (Sleeps 6)

King Room with full-over-full bunk (Sleeps 6)

King Room (sleeps 2)

King Room (sleeps 2)

Laundry Room

3 Full Baths

Second Floor (Sleeps 6)

Mater King Suite with Private Bath Featuring Jacuzzi Tub and Queen Sized Bunks (Sleeps 6)

Living Area Featuring HD Flat-Screen TV

Chef's Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances

Breakfast Bar (Seats 6)

Indoor and Outdoor Dining Area (Seats 14)

Outdoor Stainless Steel Gas Grill

1½ Bath

Third Floor (Sleeps 6)

Media Room Featuring Large HD Flat-Screen TV and Pool Table.

Pool out sofa is available to use.

Wet Bar (Seats 5)

Bunk Room featuring  3 queen bunks (sleeps 6)

Private Closet

Private Full Bath

*Elevator may be used for an additional fee of $395.

*Pets are considered with a non-refundable $295 pet fee.

 *Wedding Receptions – If held on property an additional $500.00 fee is required for extra wear/tear/trash,etc.

Additional Features

*Pool/Spa Heat .....the private pool/spa can be heated for an additional $125/day or $795/week. Pool/Spa heat must be purchased for the entire stay

Check in 4:00 pm (CT)    /    Check out 9:00 am (CT)

Early check in (11am) is available for an additional $395


Cleaning Fee: $995

Pet Fee: $395

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 9:00 AM


  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Setup
  • 5 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 6 Bunk Beds
  • Bunk Room
Cooling Comfort
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Golf
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Telephone
  • Fitness Center
  • Home
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Garage Included


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin Harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille



English R.

Great Vacation.    Oct 11, 2019

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Pleased about our stay.


Julie F.

Memories for a life time    Sep 03, 2019

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My family and I had the very best time at Cake by the ocean. The picture are okay but they house is breath taking and is everything the pictures said and sooooooooo much more. Chuck and his crew were ready for us and we had to check in early which was no problem at all. The place was spotless. The views on every single floor were picture perfect. The ocean sounds put you to sleep and super relaxing. We had 12 adults and 7 children under 7 and was so much space we were never feeling cramped. The pool was warm and very enjoyable, the kids played for hours and hours. So many places to eat on the lower deck, middle deck and the massive dining room. We cooked every night with that many folks and 3-4 people in the kitchen was never to tight for space. The beds were the best. Super comfortable and smelled nice and fresh. The AC works amazing and kept the entire house super cold. We will definitely return next year. Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your home


Charlie V.

Amazing    Aug 07, 2018

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Had a wonderful time. The house and view are beautiful! The location from the beach is perfect. Thank you Chuck and Lori for letting us stay here. Chuck, thank you for being so helpful with everything!


Jonathan U.

Perfect family vacation! House and location was amazing.    Jul 26, 2018

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The house size was ideal for our 5 grown children and their families. Everyone had their own room and space. The porches were amazing with spectacular views. The beach right across the street was so beautiful. We loved the pool and nicely landscaped grounds. Chuck, the owner, took immediate care of all our minor issues. Overall, everyone in our family had an incredible time in this wonderful house.


Keith S.

Great location Great Property Great owner to work with!    Jul 10, 2018

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My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Cake by the Ocean. Everything was perfect!


Chelsea B.

excellent accomodation, gracious owners, available promptly    May 10, 2018

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highly recommended


Amanda F.

Exceeded our expectations!    May 09, 2018

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I treated a group of my top saleswomen to a beach retreat last week and we were lucky enough to stumble upon this property. It. Is. Gorgeous. The view from the second and third floors is amazing. The updates are second to none. Every bed was so comfortable. The pool and outdoor area is amazing. There was plenty of room for all of us and enough bathrooms to go around. The owner was accommodating, responsive and attentive. The house was in pristine condition when we arrived and had everything we needed. The Crab Trap restaurant is right across the street which was so convenient as well as public beach access. When it comes to location you seriously cannot beat it. We can't wait to come back again next year, this has for sure become an annual trip!!


Nora G.

An exceptional vacation rental to celebrate an outstanding achievement    May 04, 2018

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Our extended family gathered from WA, CA, MI, TN, AR & AL to celebrate my son’s 20 year retirement from USMC. The house was perfect for several large gatherings as well as quiet, restful relaxation. Chuck, the owner, was very helpful and easy to work with. The location is great for beach access, surf fishing, taking walks and across street from a restaurant & beach bar. Chuck, the owner was very helpful, friendly and easy to work with.


Michelle H.

Cake By The Ocean is a TRIFECTA!! Beautiful decor and comfortable beds.    Apr 08, 2018

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Welcome Home. That is how Cake By The Ocean feels. The owners Charles and Lori have put some many details into this rental home That make your stay complete. The decor is spot on in every room. Lori has not missed a corner when it comes to the finishings at Cake. We had 21 people staying in our group. Plenty of indoor outdoor seating, comfortable beds to accommodate everyone, bathrooms, dishes, silverware, pot/pans and serving dishes. A walk in pantry to store your food. With a large group it’s important to have space to get away. We loved that the bunks had curtains so if the kids needed private time they could get away. All the beds were comfortable as the pillows and Sheets were too. The house had everything you could need. The best part Is proximity to the BEACH and THE CRAB TRAP and having THE POOL on the beach side made Cake a TRIFECTA!! You just don’t need to go far or even leave at all! Cake has 3 levels of fun for everyone without ever feeling crowded. We had our coffee ever morning on the 3rd Level. What an incredible view! The pool was fabulous. The division between the toddler and deep pool made for some great volleyball games and the hot tub was a great place to watch all the pool activities. The pool cleaners came 2x during the week to keep things in tip top shape and the owner even stopped by and put more salt in the pool. Surroundsound through the house and tv’s on all levels and bedrooms. The 3rd Level is louder then the rest would be my only complaint but we enjoyed Billards and cocktails in the evening up there. Our group was very thankful that Charles and Lori have shared their home with us. We hope to rent again next year. Cake By The Ocean will not disappoint !

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Charles Barone's reply:

Michelle... so glad we got to meet your crew... stay outta trouble next time, lol ( so the cops came because the adults got a little crazy one night, haha...) Stay in touch! Chuck 😎🌴🍸


Alyssa B.

Spectacular vacation home!    Mar 27, 2018

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Cake By The Ocean is exactly that... you can have your cake and eat it too at this rental! What a fabulous experience; from booking to checking out, everything was phenomenal. Chuck was always one step ahead of us... questions were answered before they were asked and he ensured T's were crossed and I's were dotted prior to checking in. He provided excellent dining recommendations and we took his advice and booked our first ever fishing charter! We all agreed that his hospitality made our friend-cation the most memorable trip to date. I would HIGHLY recommend renting Cake or one of his other properties as they are all nearby and equally as gorgeous. Chuck, THANK YOU for opening your home to us!!! We can't wait to visit again!!!

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Charles Barone's reply:

Thank you and congrats on your marriage to Dr. Kragor, the BEST ORAL SURGEON in the Atlanta, GA area... stay in touch, come back to CAKE soon! 😎🌴🍸