destin-villa-blanco-627-gulf-shore-drive Destin "Villa Blanco" 627 Gulf Shore Drive

Destin "Villa Blanco" 627 Gulf Shore Drive | Destin Vacation Rental

40 guests 11 bedrooms 11 bathrooms

HOME HIGHLIGHTS:

- Gulf views

- Private heated pool and sitting spa **Pool heating available from Oct 1–May 1 for $100 per day**

- Multiple expansive balconies

- Private dock with boat lift behind the house

- Large deck off the kitchen that overlooks the harbor

- Game room with billiards table and chess table

- 11 adult bikes

- 6-passenger golf cart

- Complete Clean Linen Participant—All linens, including comforters, laundered upon every checkout

DETAILS: "Villa Blanco" now features brand-new amenities! Changes include sophisticated landscaping to better view the Gulf, new paint throughout the interior, artwork, updated flooring, patio furniture for the outdoor area, and much more!

"Villa Blanco" boasts ultra-luxurious accommodations, including a private, heated pool, private boat dock, an in-home theater, and game room! Enter the first floor and be ready to be entertained! The home's 14-seat movie theater, complete with Bose surround sound and leather reclining stadium seating, is the perfect spot to unwind after a day in the sun or entertain the kids on a rainy day. Make your way through a screened-in breezeway to enjoy the home's game room, which includes multiple flat-screen TVs, a billiards table, arcade games, and a wet bar. Across from the game room, you'll find the impressive pool deck featuring an outdoor bar, a massive pool, spa tub, and private boat dock. Also located on the first floor is a spacious king guest bedroom and 3 additional bunk rooms with a laundry room.

Make your way to the second floor for the home's formal living spaces, featuring incredible Gulf views, a chef's kitchen with premium appliances. 2 dishwashers, 2 warming drawers, and 2 pantries make cooking and entertaining for a large crowd a breeze. The traditional dining room offers a beautiful backdrop of Gulf views for a more intimate dining setting. The living room has additional dining seating as well as a wet bar, grand piano, and ample lounging space. Off the living room are three balconies, each offering beautiful views. Also located on the second floor is the incredible primary suite with the finest furnishings, including a king bed, floor-to-ceiling windows, and 2 primary baths. Off of the laundry room is a queen mother-in-law suite.

The third floor houses 3 king suites, 2 queen suites, and an additional balcony. The third-floor entertainment area includes seating for 8, a flat-screen TV, and a wet bar!

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

FIRST FLOOR:

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Kitchenette, Shared Bathroom with Shower Only

- Bunk Room: 2 Twin-over-Twin Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom with Shower Only

- Bunk Room: 2 Full-over-Full Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom with Shower Only

- Bunk Room: 3 Queen-over-Queen Bunk Beds, Shared Bathroom with Shower Only

SECOND FLOOR

- Primary Bedroom: King Bed, 2 Private Bathrooms, One bathroom has a Shower Only, and the other has a Shower and Tub

- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combo

THIRD FLOOR

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower Only

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combo

- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower Only

- Guest Bedroom: Queen Bed, Private Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combo

- Guest Bedroom: King Bed, Private Bathroom

Parties, weddings, or events held at the property must be pre-approved in writing by 360 Blue. Fees apply. Contact us atfor additional details.

  • 11 Bedrooms
    11 Baths
    Balcony
    Bikes
    Ceiling Fans
    Coffee Maker
    Cooking Utensils
    Cookware
    Covered Parking
    Deck
    Destin
    Dish Washer
    Full Kitchen
    Golf Course
    Gulf View
    Ice Maker
  • Internet
    Internet/Wifi
    Microwave
    Near Beach
    Nearby Grocery
    Patio
    Private Parking
    Refrigerator
    Toaster
    Washer & Dryer
    Wireless Internet
    Heated Pool
    Private Pool
    Golf Cart(s)
    Air Conditioning
    Private House
  • Elevator
    Events Allowed
    Gas Grill
    Hot Tub
    Weddings
    Game Room
    Pool Table
    Outdoor Grill
    Waterfront
    Private Dock
    Chess Table
    Lagoon Front
    Lagoon View
    Holiday Isle
    Sleeps: 40
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Overall Rating:

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September 2021 Stay
Donna Haines
Review Date: 09/14/2021
Rating:
1 5 5

Very nice stay. We enjoyed ourselves and were impressed how quickly you respond to any of our concerns.

Property Manager Response:
Donna, We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us in Destin. We appreciate your valuable feedback and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

August 2021 Stay
Heather Gruntman
Review Date: 08/22/2021
Rating:
1 5 5

When you drive up to this property, you want to run your eyes in disbelief, that this is the house you are staying in. The kids of all ages, enjoyed the game room but the pool area was amazing. Big enough for everyone to enjoy. Taking the elevator or stairs, takes you to the 2nd floor, which we called the east and west wing for it’s sheer size. The master bedroom is large enough to fit you and your entire party. The 2nd bedroom on this floor is accessible by the master bedroom or an outside door by the pool. The kitchen was large enough for everyone to cook and well equipped with everything you need for the week of cooking. Living room was a meeting area and nice to be able to sit and talk in comfort. The outdoor balconies and decks were perfect for night time gatherings and just relaxing to watch the waves that you can see right across the street. We did have a couple issues but they were fixed within the day. 360 team was there to assist with whatever we had questions on. I highly recommend!!!

Property Manager Response:
Heather, We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us in Destin. We appreciate your valuable feedback and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

July 2021 Stay
Eileen Fruge
Review Date: 08/07/2021
Rating:
1 5 5

House was wonderful and spacious. With 32 family members, the house was able to accommodate all for sleeping. The bathrooms on the first floor with 3 bunk rooms and king bed was not very accommodating for everyone who lived on the first floor for the week with only one small bathroom on the inside of that floor. An addition indoor bathroom on the 1st floor would make the accommodations much better. However , everyone enjoyed the arcade and theater room and the amenities on the second and third floor. Very close to beach with easy access to beach.

Property Manager Response:
Eileen, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Destin. We appreciate and value your feedback and we hope you can visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

July 2021 Stay
Laura Brock
Review Date: 07/25/2021
Rating:
1 5 5

We had an extended group of 32 enjoy a week at Villa Blanco. We enjoyed all the amenities at the house. The kids loved the arcade games and pool table, fished from the dock, swam in the huge pool, watched Jaws in the amazing theater room, and cooked and ate many meals in the house, as well as taking the golf cart to get ice cream. We watched fireworks of the upper deck too. So many things to love about this house, but the great thing was we were so close to the beach it felt like we were right on the beach. It’s a huge house, and no house is perfect, but we loved it!

Property Manager Response:
Laura, We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us in Destin. We appreciate your valuable feedback and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

July 2021 Stay
Phyllis James
Review Date: 07/18/2021
Rating:
1 5 5

Wonderful house! Had everything we needed. Beautifully appointed. Kitchen had all the amenities we could ask for to handle 23 people. Theatre room a hit with all. Super location. Very nice upscale / luxury home. Very clean. Excellent bedding. Loved fishing off the dock 360 Blue always handles any issues promptly and very service oriented One callout - gas oven on left side does not heat properly. One stove top eye does not light..

Property Manager Response:
Phyllis, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in Destin. We appreciate and value your feedback and we hope you can visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing 360 Blue.

November 2019 Stay
Kathy Lee
Review Date: 11/17/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

Spectacular house. We had 32 family and friends there. Pool heater worked great. We loved the balconies on both sides of the house and large deck. Loved all the sitting areas and wet bars. We loved the music which is accessed by the Sonos app and you can pick the music for each floor. The kitchen was large and well equipped. Loved the theater but it wasn’t working properly and we had to call management who responded promptly. The kids loved the game room. The large bunk bed room off the game room did not have a bathroom; the teen girls had to leave the area to use the bathroom by the garage. On the first floor there were two more bunk bed rooms and a king bed who all shared a small bathroom which was in the bunk bed room. The king bedroom did not have a door and the other bunk bed guests had to go through the king room and other bunk bed room to get to the closest bathroom. Management were very responsive to some issues. Lots more positive things to say, but no more room available for the review.

Property Manager Response:
What a great photo, Kathy! Everyone looks like they are having so much fun. Thank you for sharing. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Destin. We completely agree that this gorgeous home offers plenty of space for everyone and the Sonos music system is such a fun bonus. We apologize for any issues you encountered while staying with us, but we appreciate you contacting our team and allowing us to come out and correct this for you. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue. We look forward to hosting you all again soon!

October 2019 Stay
Natalie Lynch
Review Date: 11/04/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

We had our wedding on the beach and had our family and wedding party stay in this house. Overall the house is beautiful, extremely large and offers plenty of room to accommodate everyone. There were a few minor problems during the stay which were fixed promptly by the very friendly staff. Our guests had an amazing time and we thank you!

Property Manager Response:
What a great photo and congratulations Natalie! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Destin. We absolutely agree that this beautiful home offers plenty of space. We apologize for any inconveniences you encountered while staying with us but we appreciate you allowing our team to come out and correct them for you. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue and we hope to see you again!

September 2019 Stay
Christopher Campbell
Review Date: 10/01/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

I had a wonderful experience the house was unbelievable. I had 40 people for my annual event and everyone loved the house. U can actually get lost in this home. Master bedroom was humongous electric curtains and tv stand was electric. I’ll definitely come back again the pool was a great size and jacuzzi was awesome also. Walking distance to the beach also.

Property Manager Response:
What a gorgeous photo, Christopher! Thank you for sharing! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Destin. We completely agree that this home is huge and offers many exciting spaces to explore. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue. We hope you visit us at the beach again soon!

August 2019 Stay
T. James Armatys
Review Date: 08/20/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

Our family loved all the amenities this property had to offer. We loved the spaciousness of the home, the en suite bedroom/baths for everyone, the beautiful pool, the movie theatre and the great location to the beach. We appreciated the prompt and excellent service we received from 360 Blue if we had a question or issue with the house. The kitchen and living room furniture definitely showed their age, but with small grandchildren it was ok. I felt the kitchen needed to be cleaned better particularly around the stove and woodwork. That being said, it was a great week and the kids and grandkids would love to come back!

Property Manager Response:
We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay at Villa Blanco so much! The home is beautiful and is in the perfect location! We do appreciate your valuable feedback and have passed it along to the property manager to discuss with the owner. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue and be sure to come back and see us soon!

August 2019 Stay
George Formenti
Review Date: 08/11/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

Are family enjoyed our stay. My wife and I were join by our seven children and spouses with our 13 grandchildren. We had 29 people in the home and we never felt crowded. The home was clean and any of our issues were resolved. Thanks to the management team and the owner for allowing us to stay at such a beautiful home for our family vacation.

Property Manager Response:
We are thrilled that you and your family found Villa Blanco to be a perfect fit for your family vacation! We completely agree that this home is perfect for larger families! We are happy to hear that your experience with 360 Blue was a positive one! Thank you for choosing 360 Blue, we hope to host you again soon!

May 2019 Stay
Nadja Feliciano
Review Date: 05/07/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

The house is gorgeous and our family had a great time. Plenty of room for everyone, which also meant getting lost at times. For large groups, there appeared to be a hot water issue on one side of the house and the pool lights don't work. Overall the house was great for our 32 people. Thanks 360 Blue. Stevie was the best, always responsive and accommodating. Thanks Stevie!

Property Manager Response:
We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your vacation with us in Destin at this amazing home! We could not agree more that this home has it all and we are so glad that your experience with 360 Blue, in particular, Stevie, was a positive one! She is one the best! Thank you for staying with 360 Blue, we hope to see you again soon!

April 2019 Stay
Jackie Torrey
Review Date: 04/19/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

Thank you, We all had the best time at this amazing house! Great location, pool, boat dock, and theatre room!

Property Manager Response:
We could not be more happy to hear how much you all enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for staying with 360 Blue, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

February 2019 Stay
David Witherspoon
Review Date: 02/14/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

Awesome! Held my regional sales kick-off meeting here. Used the 14 seat theater for all the meetings. Owner and 360 were great to work with!

Property Manager Response:
We are so glad that you found this home to be as spectacular as we do and it proved to be an amazing spot for your business meeting! The photo you shared is absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for staying with 360 Blue, we hope to see you again soon!

January 2019 Stay
Caren Calden
Review Date: 01/22/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend a weekend with family! My daughter is recently married and expecting the family’s first grandchild so we took the long weekend to celebrate and relax before she is due. The property was immaculate and perfect for our group! (37 adults and accommodations were perfect). The fewer minor issues we encountered were quickly addressed and everyone I spoke with from the beginning of booking through the last day of our stay was so helpful and hospitable. A huge thank you goes out to the whole team (Amber in particular) for being so attentive. Can’t wait to plan a trip back and will always go through 360 For any vacation rentals.

Property Manager Response:
We are so glad to hear how much you all enjoyed your vacation with us in Destin! We completely agree that this home is more than accommodating for larger groups and families and the location is perfect. We are also glad to know that any issue during your stay was resolved quickly by our team. Thank you for staying with 360 Blue, we hope to see you again soon!

December 2018 Stay
Rachelle Ostler
Review Date: 01/01/2019
Rating:
1 5 5

Our family, 11 adults and 5 kids (ages 7-18 months) has a fantastic time at this wonderful property! The access to the beach was a great. It’s right across the beach and so beautiful! The pool area was so much fun. We requested the pool to be heated and it was incredibly comfortable. The kitchen is large and easy to prepare meals in for a large group. Sleeping areas were quiet and comfortable. Lots of closet space. The home theater was a real treat. The property management was very responsive to our needs and made our trip stress free. With young kids around we were pleased the property was kid friendly and there were alarms for the pool and upper deck area which put us at ease. We had a wonderful Christmas here and highly recommend this property.

Property Manager Response:
We are so delighted that you and your family enjoyed your Christmas will us in Destin! We could not agree more about this property! It has something for everyone and is a great place to spend time together making lasting memories! Thank you for staying with 360 Blue, we hope to see you again soon!

October 2018 Stay
Brion Craig
Review Date: 10/28/2018
Rating:
1 5 5

This was our second year at Villa Blanco and we really enjoy the venue for our retreat. 360 Blue staff is very responsive to our needs. Thank you for everything.

Property Manager Response:
We are so glad that you enjoyed another year at Villa Blanco! It is our pleasure to take care of anything you or any of your guests need during your stay and we hope to help in the future! Thank you for staying with 360 Blue, we will see you again soon!

July 2018 Stay
Susan Scheel Costabile
Review Date: 07/29/2018
Rating:
1 4 5

We had an amazing week! Family traveled from Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Indianapolis, & some local family as well. We were Celebrating our 41st family reunion with a total of 34 family members ages 2 to 72. The home fit us all nicely and we thoroughly enjoyed the location and space. Any concerns we had were promptly responded to by the 360 Blue staff! We appreciated the app that enhanced the experience with so much information, the 360 Blue staff, & maintenance supervisor. Will definitely book with 360 Blue again in the future!

Property Manager Response:
We are so delighted to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your vacation with us in Destin! We agree that this home is perfect for large groups and families! We adored the family photo you shared! It really captures how much fun you all had! We are so glad that you had a positive experience with 360 Blue and we hope to host you all again soon!

June 2018 Stay
Paula Ballards
Review Date: 07/13/2018
Rating:
1 5 5

Loved everything about this home, the kids loved the pool and the media room. This was the first vacation that no one wanted to leave the house! We loved sitting on the balcony looking at the ocean.

Property Manager Response:
We are so delighted to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your vacation and the property. The photo you shared is adorable! We hope to see you again very soon!

June 2018 Stay
Geraldine St. Germain
Review Date: 06/24/2018
Rating:
1 5 5

We had 34 people that consisted of 7 families for our yearly beach trip. The house was wonderful! Once we got the lay of the land, we really enjoyed our stay completely. The kitchen was a nice size with large refrigerator and freezer. Pushing the safety buttons needed a little getting used to, but i appreciate the safety aspect. The walk to the beach was a short one. The pool was a big entertainer for our group, and the boat slip was conveniently located on the property, which we used for our boat. I stayed in the room with the wood paneling and the bath shower was in need of a little change. I had to turn the knob on so slightly for lukewarm water that it was almost impossible to run the shower because any further would shut the water off, but taking a cold shower would have worked fine:). The rooms were spacious, and i think we used just about every square inch of this beautiful home. I hope this home will be available for next year because we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Property Manager Response:
We love to hear how much you and your family enjoyed this home for your vacation! We completely agree that this home is perfect for large groups and is in a prime location. We look forward to hosting you and your group again soon!

May 2018 Stay
Rick Bartel
Review Date: 05/29/2018
Rating:
1 5 5

My 91-year old mother loves to bring the family together. My 5 brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and extended family joined us in the biggest and best house in Destin, Florida. What a palace! 32 people ages 2 months to 91 years. 24 stayed at the house. 8 off site. The millennials just wanted to hang with their cousins at the beach (across the street), the awesome pool, the 16-seat movie theater, the pool room and the 5 or more balconies with amazing ocean and bay views. Perfect weather. Great venue for a large group!

Property Manager Response:
We are beyond thrilled that you enjoyed your vacation! We agree, this home is spectacular and has it all! It truly is a crowd pleaser! We hope to see you in Destin again soon!

March 2018 Stay
Ryan Overholser
Review Date: 03/12/2018
Rating:
1 4 5

Overall we had a great time! The house was beautiful and gave us plenty of room. The only issues we had were with the pool and hot tub not keeping filled up or warm after we paid $100/day for that. Also, the projector in the media room would shut off shortly after starting a movie. Other than that and a few minor maintenance issues, we loved the place.

Property Manager Response:
We are so sorry for the issue that you experienced with the pool heat but we are happy that we were able to get it back up and running. We hope that during your time on the emerald coast you made some amazing memories that will last a lifetime!

October 2017 Stay
Sequieta Whitfield
Review Date: 10/29/2017
Rating:
1 5 5

I loved the home and it's location, I would recommend this location to others.

Property Manager Response:
What a great photo! It looks like you made some fun memories to treasure for years to come! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! Thank you for choosing 360 Blue for your beach getaway. Come back and see us again soon!

September 2017 Stay
Robin Allred
Review Date: 09/14/2017
Rating:
1 5 5

Originally there were 38 in our group but by check in we had only 18. This was thanks to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our stay was actually cut short by 2 days due to Irma's unpredictability and travel mayhem as a result. I agree that the house needs some TLC (wooden deck off main floor, some of the exterior doors, light switch in main master bedroom, kitchen needs restocking with appropriate cookware) with that said I would absolutely rent this home again. It was stunning and location was perfect! Our group had plenty of space to spread out and to come together. We especially loved the deck off the kitchen overlooking the canal. It was the perfect place for sunset watching (see pic above). The 360 staff was there on day one working to make sure the theater room was operating well/the designer was there changing out chairs and some workers were replacing some cabinet doors. I can see they are working to bring this home up to their rental program standards. With the looming weather, 360 also allowed us in

Property Manager Response:
This photo is absolutely gorgeous! You really captured the beauty and serenity of our Destin sunsets! We are sorry to hear that most of your group could not make it to enjoy some relaxation, but are happy to hear that your group enjoyed your time with us! This property really is stunning, and perfect for multiple families! We have passed along your feedback on the TLC needed at the property and have these items scheduled for attention! We are delighted that you found the property spacious and comfortable. The sunset views here really are spectacular! Thank you so much for choosing 360 Blue for your group getaway, and taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We hope you'll be back to see us again soon!

July 2017 Stay
Jeff Bell
Review Date: 08/07/2017
Rating:
1 4 5

Hi, Wanted to drop a quick note to let you know about our stay. We really enjoyed the 360 Blue experience and found your team to be very responsive and helpful. The app and website were invaluable and really think y'all have the process down perfectly. Our house was ok, we originally had scheduled to be at Dune Allen beach, but that got pulled out from us due to a sale. The two key features we wanted were a "newer house" and "on-the-water". Turns out that being across the street worked out just fine, but 627 Gulf Shore Drive is in need of some TLC. The A/C situation in the kitchen was difficult, it often reached 80 degrees while cooking. Two of the ice makers were broken and generally the house needs some sprucing up. Hope the owners are willing to do that, the location and size of the house we big positives and the whole family loved the movie room! Let me know if you have any questions and thanks again for handling all the details. Take care, Jeff

Property Manager Response:
What a beautiful photo! Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. This being one of our newer homes on our program, we are still working out all the kinks. We do appreciate you letting us know and we are working hard on addressing all those issues with the owner. Thank you so much for staying with 360 Blue and we hope to have you back at the beach again soon!