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Casa Grande - Emerald Shores Destin , Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Emerald Shores, Destin Area Vacation Rental House

  •  850-502-3457

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Last Updated: 10/01/2019


Casa Grande of Emerald Shores

Enjoy the good life at at Casa Grande, just steps from the beach and next to the main pool. There is a great view of the pool from each of the four porches. This fabalous 5 bedroom home with 3 1/2 baths sleeps 16 and is located in the gated community of Emerald Shores.

Emerald Shores is a family oriented community with two pools, (one heated in winter), tennis court, basketball, and a Pirivate Community Beach Pavilion with restrooms. Our shuttle runs to the beach daily (approximately every 15 minutes) in the summer months, but you can just walk the 500 steps to the beach easily. This is a great community for your family vacation and just as good for our snowbird friends for a long term escape from the cold during the winter months.

This comfortable home is located on the south end of Emerald Shores where you can walk to several fine resturants and very close to the Winn Dixie, or just enjoy free WI-FI, local phone calls, cable, and flat-screen TVs in every room. There is wood look tile throuh out on the first floor and hardwood on the second floor. No allergies from carpet in this home.

There are 4 porches at this home where you can sit relax and enjoy the Destin life. Grill out on the gas grill or cook in side in the fully equipped kitchen.

Emerald Shores is centrally located so you do not have to drive very far to get to your favorite resturant, activity or shopping. Just a couple of miles east to Sanddestin where you can dine, golf or chill at the Village of Baytown Wharf. Enjoy shopping eating and entertainment at nearby Destin Commons or travel west to play at the Big Kahunas water park. Also west, you may choose to spend a day at the Harbor watching the fishing fleet come n with the datch of the day, or try your luck fishing on one of the many fishing boats available or just rent your on pontoon or jet ski. At day's end, take in one of the fine resturants or play at night at one of the many night spots at the harbor. Don't forget there are numerous golf courses within a few miles.

The floor plan for the house is first floor:

The living room , dining area, kitchen and office area , utility room, powder room and a king master suite with a large walk in closet. The private bathroom boasts a large corner garden tub, double vanity and walk-in shower. If needed there is a queen sofa sleeper.

Second Floor:

The loff area has a walk out covered porch and a convertible single chair bed., Additionally on the second florr is a bed room with a  king bed, with adjacent bathroom , and queen bedroom. Also there is a bedroom with bunk beds with a trundle and a day bed with a trundle.

There's not much more to ask for at Casa Grande....just you. Come enjoy your Destin vacation here and make great memories for a lifetime.

Easy online booking with no Security Deposit  



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
-- -- -- $2,390.00 7


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Futon
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 King Beds
  • Trundle Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Freestanding Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Linens Included
  • Pets On Request
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Online Booking
  • 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
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Boat Rental Available


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
  • Dolphin Cruise Aboard the Original Sea Blaster
  • Wet N' Wild Watersports Parasailing
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Waverunner Rentals w/ Wet N' WIld
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter with Reel Deal Charters
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Wet N Wild Watersports Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • 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 Back Porch
  • 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
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • 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
  • 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


Kim Collison

Wonderful Beach House    Jul 08, 2018

Jul 10 (8 days ago)

Just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful beach house.  Our family had the time of their lives.  I had to put one of my granddaughters in the car as she was crying so hard that she didn't want to leave the beach house and my other granddaughter woke up when they pulled in at their house and started crying and said I don't want this house I want to go back to the beach house.  Needless to say all the grand kids loved it and so did the big kids.  Thanks for letting us make some unforgettable memories at the casa hopefully we will return again someday soon.   Kim and Steve Collison

Al Appling's reply:

Kim Thanks for the kind words and hope you guys return soon. Al

Amy Allen

Casa Grande    Jun 16, 2018

My entire family loves this home!!!!! Al did a beautiful job updating the entire downstairs and all bedrooms are spacious and have great mattresses and bedding. Everything and anything you need is supplied in the newly updated and beautiful kitchen. The air conditioning unit does an awesome job cooling the entire house and the hot water and water pressure is great in all the bathrooms and kitchen. Plus the owner Al Appling, is the nicest and most accomodating and responsive owner you could ever want or need. We will definitely rent this beautiful home again!!!

Al Appling's reply:

Amy Thank you for your kind words. I do hope to have you and your family back again. Al

C C Stuart

We had a wonderful time.    Jul 15, 2017

The home was amazing. Plenty of room for all of our families. We had a family reunion to celebrate my in-laws 40th anniversary, so we brought together four different families with kids. There was plenty of room to house all of us with out stepping on each other. The proximity to the pool and beach was wonderful. The house was fully stocked with dishes, appliances, pots and pans. Anything you could think of you needed to cook with, Al had it in this house. It was great. Al was very accommodating, even with last minute changes to our reservation. Thanks for allowing us to stay here. We will definitely be returning if our kids can handle the drive again!

Adham S.

Great house, great location, great family fun!!    Jun 24, 2017

This was our first time to the Destin area. We had a great time at the house and the beach. The walk to the beach is not bad. Having access to the private entry was perfect!! The beach was clean, not too crowded, and beautiful. The house accommodated 11 of us and exceeded expectations. Our only recommendation would be to account for travel time on the island. With 98 as the only main road, travel time was terrible. Make sure if you plan on leaving the development, you plan to leave early. Al was fantastic and responded to anything we needed. If we travel to the area again, we would definitely book with him!!

Al Appling's reply:

Thanks for the kind words. I do ho[e you and your family return to this area again. Al

Connie M.

More Than Expected - Keeps Getting Better    Jun 17, 2017

This was of 5th trip to Destin & our 2nd stay at Casa Grande. Everything about this house is perfect. #1-The location. 2 minutes from the beach and a chauffeured golf cart to get you there even quicker. #2-The house itself. There were 16 of us with the youngest being 13 - we all fit, and had more than enough space, & could even find space for quiet time to relax and read. The house is spotless, the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possible need, and you just feel like you are home! #3-The owner! He is extremely responsive & very easy to work with. #4-Being so close to old hwy 98, the walking path, the restaurants, and THE BEACH! You are straight across from the entry to the private beach with an area to leave your wagon (which is provided), clean bathrooms, and plenty of hoses to clean the sand off at the end of the day. We are already looking forward to 2019, as we will be back in Destin and back at Casa Grande!

Al Appling's reply:

Connie It was a pleasure hosting you and your family -- hope you decide to return. Al

Trudy R.

Awesome!    Jun 10, 2017

Would definitely recommend as it was close to the beach across the street from the pool. Family had a great time!!

Al Appling's reply:

Thanks Trudy Hope to see you and your family again.

Deborah Dean

Wonderful!    Jun 03, 2017

The house was beautiful and close to the pool. The walk to the beach was very short. The private pavilion at the beach was so nice....Al helped us with any questions or needs. I recommend this house highly and will be back next year 😁


Awesome!!    Aug 19, 2016

 Everything was awesome. We arrived a little early but were allowed to check in if the cleaning crew was done. Since we were traveling with our dog, the owner ever suggested a restaurant that allowed dogs. By the time we did our grocery shopping, we went by the house and it was ready. We can't wait to return next year Thank you so much!


Loved!!    Jun 17, 2016

We loved this home and the owner was great!