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Villa Emeraude, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Dunes of Destin, Destin Area Vacation Rental House

  •  7143457107
    07:00 am - 08:30 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 10/07/2019


Stunning Design, Unbelievable Amenities, Beach Colony Home - Easy Walk to Private Beach!!

EASY sidewalk stroll to private beach!! New owner has 20 years of hosting with hundreds of unanimous 5-star reviews on her listings. Villa Emeraude (formerly Havana Daydreaming) offers the luxury amenities of your dreams – starting with Kitchen-Aid ice maker and Vinotemp beverage center for wine and beer! The finishes are exquisite with all new appliances, including innovative gas range with griddle feature and warming drawer. Nearby prep sink. There is a new outdoor KitchenAid cooking center with large grill, two burners and separate searing feature. Newly decorated in beach themes including five new king beds, doubles, and twins. This owner thought of everything during complete top to bottom - interior AND exterior - renovation!
Two private terraces have ocean views and all levels on back feature expansive wrap-around decks for stunning views (and breezes!) of lake and surrounds. The five spacious bedrooms feature en suite baths and all have large 4k “smart” televisions. The living area has three eating spaces and ample room for families to both dine and enjoy entertainments. Or, families can relax and watch TV alongside the spacious pool. Kitchen is ready for the family chef with all appliances and cooking tools for preparing tempting seafood creations.
Villa Emeraude enjoys a lovely, larger corner location with more privacy than usual and beautiful vistas – indoor and outdoor - of the lake and gulf. Don't forget to enjoy the breezes from the 3rd level hammock! WALK TO THE PRIVATE BEACH just down the sidewalk in gated enclave! Your beach chair set up provided by the owner will be waiting on the other side of the Dunes' gazebo! No streets to cross!! Just take the sidewalk to the gazebo gate and you enter the breathtaking and exclusive Dunes beach.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$399.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 3
$465.00 -- -- -- 4
$385.00 -- $2,300.00 -- 3
$465.00 -- $3,000.00 -- 5
$395.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 3
$495.00 -- $3,300.00 -- 5
$825.00 -- -- -- 7
$565.00 -- -- -- 4
$715.00 -- -- -- 4
$635.00 -- $3,550.00 -- 4
$825.00 -- -- -- 5
$1,025.00 -- -- -- 7
$1,175.00 -- -- -- 7
$950.00 -- -- -- 7
$595.00 -- -- -- 4000
$675.00 -- -- -- 4
$485.00 -- $2,850.00 -- 4
$415.00 -- $2,550.00 -- 3
$525.00 -- -- -- 4
$425.00 -- $2,500.00 -- 3
$525.00 -- $3,475.00 -- 5

Housekeeping: $455.00

Contract and credit card processing: 5.00%

Tax: 11.5%

Optional pool heat/day: $55.00 Optional

Pet fee/stay: $150.00 Optional

Pool heat :

Pool heat is $55/day, or $45 if 3 or more consecutive days. If pool is heated for a week (7 days) then flat rate for week is $275.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
  • Fireplace
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Netflix
  • Linens Included
  • Pets On Request
  • Smoking outside only
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • View (Lake)
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Garage Included
Bedroom Setup
  • 5 King Beds
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 2 Futons
  • 2 Bunk Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds


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
Fort Walton Beach Florida Activities
  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Bodywork & Massage
  • Crab Island Watersports
  • Destin Airboat Tours
  • Destin Water Taxi
  • Downtown Cinema Plus
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Fort Walton Beach Parasail
  • Goofy Golf
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • Okaloosa Island
  • The Block 3 Clubs in 1
  • The Swamp Club
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Destin Parasailing Adventure
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N' WIld
  • Dragonfly Yoga
  • AMC Theatre
  • 7D Movie Ride
  • The Emerald Cork
  • Heritage Park
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Okaloosa island pier
  • Oklaoosa Island Boardwalk
  • Miracle Strip Parkway
  • Cattywampus Eco Adventures
  • Racetrack Bingo
  • Okaloosa National Mini Golf
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart
  • Local Fitness Center
Fort Walton Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Asiago's Skillet
  • Bay Cafe
  • Blue Collar Cafe
  • Burrito Del Sol
  • Corner Cafe
  • Floyd's Shrimp House
  • Hickory river smokehouse
  • Old Bay Steamer
  • Original Water Front Crab Shack
  • Props Craft Brewery & Grill
  • Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
  • Stewby's Seafood Shanty
  • Tops Choice Hamburgers
  • The Black Pearl
  • Tijuana Flats
  • The Crab Trap
  • Sabor A Mexico
  • Buffalo's Reef
  • Thai House
  • The Bangkok House Thai
  • Ali Baba Grill Cafe
  • Clemenza's at Uptown
  • Angler's Beachside Grill
  • Fusion Bistro
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Okinawa Japanese Restaurant
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Kim's Restaurant
  • High Tide Restaurant/Oyster Bar
  • Juno's Sushi-Steak & Seafood
  • Pandora's Steak House
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Ali's Bistro
  • Helen Back Cafe
  • Los Rancheros
  • Mary's Kitchen
  • Fudpucker's Bar & Grill
  • Neighborhood Cafe
  • Mother Earth's Cafe
  • Caffe Italia
  • Ma Ma Nu's Kitchen
  • Dosirak House Inc
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Lanie's Kitchen II
  • Jin Jin Chinese
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Fokker's Pub
  • Siam Garden Cafe
  • Olive Garden
  • IHOP
  • Props Brewery & Grill
  • Rick's Crab Trap
  • Kinfolks BBQ
  • K.C.’s Sandbar & Grill
  • Luxe Sports Grill
  • Momma Goldberg’s Deli
  • Salty Duck
  • Sotol Tequila & Mezcal
  • The Boardroom Pub & Grub
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Lake
  • Romantic



Wonderful Property!    Oct 05, 2019

Our family had a great vacation and this home played a huge role. Plenty of room to spread out, great decor and layout was extremely functional. Close to the beach but in a location with almost no thru traffic - which is a plus for our young grand kids. Private pool was awesome and the outdoor TV was a huge hit.

Cheri Goldey

Beautiful House!    Aug 10, 2019

You have an absolutely beautiful home. Thank you for opening it up for guests to enjoy. We had a great time and the house really was perfect. I have nothing bad to say about the house at all. None of us do. It was well furnished and supplied from the bedrooms to the kitchen/dinning areas to the patios and decks. We will be back again.

Karen Lugo's reply:

Cheri, thank you very much for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed your stay. I really enjoy sharing the home with guests like you! We will be excited to welcome you back to Villa Emeraude!


Wow Wow!    Aug 04, 2019

This was the constant word we all used during our stay at this Lovely Home. Not one complaint. Every detail, amenity, was Wow! The kitchen was well thought out and we LOVE to cook, never left the Villa, well....of course the Beach. We had the most amazing vacation staying at Villa Emeraude and we will return. Karen, thank you!

Karen Lugo's reply:

Carolina, I am also a cook and I am so happy with the convenient prep sink and the many features on the GAS range. I really enjoy that kitchen. Talk about open concept! Took a lot of planning and it is so nice when it is appreciated. Will be a pleasure to welcome you back!

Hai V.

Great Stay!    Aug 04, 2019

We will be back!!

Karen Lugo's reply:

Hai, so glad that you had a great time. I have tried to prepare the home so that everything is easy and convenient. Will be great to have you back!

Drue Joyner

A Vacation House to Love    May 25, 2019

My family loves Villa Emeraude. This was our third time to stay there. Only this time our stay was much better than our two previous one because the new owner has totally refurbished the house. The decor is light and airy, in soft blues and grays and whites. The coverlets on the bed are lightweight and don't weight your toes down. My daughter raved about the mattress in her room. Then, all the adults agreed that their mattresses were also very comfortable. There are large TVs in every bedroom as well as one outside by the swimming pool. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for cooking a meal. Plenty of pots and pans in good cooking condition. A shiny new dishwasher that really washes the dishes well. (We brought our heavy duty chopping knife from home. In midweek, I packed it up because there were sharp knives there and we didn't need it.) So much silverware that with fifteen people we never ran out between running the dishwasher. The gas stove is top quality and was a pleasure to use and clean. One of the nicest surprises was a second refrigerator. It was so wonderful to be able to fill it up with Cokes, Capri Suns and water. That left the main refrigerator to be filled with food so that we didn't have to go to the store every day. There is also a large new washing machine and dryer. There are plenty of beds. There were 15 of us and no one had to sleep on a sleeper sofa. All the furniture in the living and sleeping areas was CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. There was plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture on the porches and around the swimming pool. Our children love that swimming pool! I almost forgot to mention the new grill. Be sure to check it out in the pictures. It's huge and works really well. We all agreed that this was our best vacation ever, and I give the house credit for it. The owner has been meticulous in trying to make this house have everything, and I believe she has succeeded.

Karen Lugo's reply:

It was such a pleasure to welcome you back to Villa Emeraude (formerly Havana Daydreamin)! We worked really hard to make it a place that would be comfortable and carefree. Thank you so very much for the detailed review. We also like having a second refrigerator - who wants to run out while on vacation to grab things that would not fit in a single refrigerator? And, we agree that the large grill and gourmet gas range are a delight. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We are excited to welcome you back!

Jason Engel

Easiest walk to best beach!    Apr 02, 2019

This home really is only a sidewalk stroll away from gated beach entrance. And the beach really is dedicated to the private use of Dunes residenta. Our beach "camp" was set up in the morning (owner pays for one set-up) and we went back and forth at our leisure. It just does not get better. The home is filled with wonderful light and the decorator themes are beach-like aqua and ocean tones. It is so hard to find a gas range and this home offers a new one with impressive cooking options. And, who gets a prep sink in a beach rental? Loved the kitchen. So organized with labels for all the various appliances and cooking tools. Bedrooms are huge with arrengements to accommodate any family sleeping options. Our kids really enjoyed the separate game area and adults had a great time at the ample pool with outdoor TV. We look forward to our next stay!

Karen Lugo's reply:

Thank you for your detailed review. We really appreciate the informative comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed a great stay!

Ken Semph

One of the best Destin homes    Mar 30, 2019

This home is comfortable for large groups. We had a total of 17 people and could easily have had a larger group. The loft provides great entertainment space that is separate from the living room. There is even a dedicated kids' video game room off of the garage! The searing element at the Kitchenaid grill center was great. Pool was larger than many homes have had and we were amazed at short walk to beach. There is nothing like a private beach with chair service (this owner provides one set with umbrella up for each guest.)

Karen Lugo's reply:

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are just reintroducing the home to guests and we are really proud of all the improvements!

Sharon Campbell

Spectacular!    Mar 27, 2019

This home has it all. Every room has a beautiful balcony or patio! The 3 bedroom on 2nd-3rd floors have private balconies and 3rd floor master has expansive wrap-around deck with a hammock. The ice maker and beverage center for beer and wine are unusual amenities and were so very convenient. Kitchen is just beautiful and so spacious. The prep sink is so handy and doubles as an ice-filled beverage holder for buffet service. Ample dining seating which is unusual for home this large. Our three families really enjoyed our stay and could not think of anything else that would have made our visit to the wonderful private Dunes beach more enjoyable!

Karen Lugo's reply:

Thank you for your comments! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to Villa Emeraude.