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Great Places to Stay in Destin this Memorial Day

With Memorial Day on the horizon, let’s look at what’s still available to rent from three of our area’s premier vacation rental companies.

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I discovered there are still some great options, but rentals are booking up quickly. ¬†If you decide to snag any of these listed below, don’t forget to ask if there are any specials while making your booking. ¬†I’ve seen May discounts ranging from 10% to 30%.

I found these vacation places available for Memorial Day week with check-in on Saturday, May 24 with departure on Saturday, May 31. ¬†Others are available in varying price ranges.¬†For this search, I also pinpointed properties located directly on the beach. It’s been a long school year at our house – I want to wake up and hear the sound of rushing waves. Who’s ready for a beautiful week at the beach?! ¬†

You can click directly on the options given to be taken to the properties’ webpages. You can also view additional options for lodging in Destin at¬†iLoveDestin.com.


  • Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals –¬†Silver Shells, St. Maarten #402
  • This¬†3-bedroom beachfront unit is newly updated and sleeps 8, perfect for families. In the Silver Shells Club, you will find a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, and a luxury day spa. Outside, there are tennis courts, a basketball court, a 7500 sq. ft. lagoon swimming pool, a shallow children’s pool, a hot tub, children’s playground, water sport rentals, the beachside Sand Bar, and an on-site Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Your rental comes with several extras‚Ķone complimentary round of golf with cart at Regatta Bay per day, one complimentary deep sea fishing trip on the Destin Princess, two¬†rounds of miniature golf per day at The Track, and unlimited movie rentals. ¬†¬†
  • Beach Escapes RealtyVilla Coyaba
  • This large 4-bedroom gulf front condo offers lots of space and a great location in Crystal Beach. ¬†The unit ¬†was recently renovated by a professional decorator with new paint, new carpet, updated drapes, and a bunk room, sleeping up to 12 people. ¬†Some additional advantages of Villa Coyaba: ¬†gulf-front infinity-edge pool, gulf-front fitness center, beach deck Viking gas grills, and it’s located just one block from the Destin Commons. ¬†Another highlight – it’s located on 310 feet of private sandy white beach which is never crowded.
  • Southern Vacation RentalsBeach Peach
  • This 3-bedroom house is located directly on the beach! ¬†The first floor of this¬†Screen Shot 2014-05-17 at 11.56.33 AMhome¬†features the common area, including a fully equipped kitchen. Walk out onto your back deck and enjoy the sound of the waves. ¬†Catch some rays during the day while grilling on your private grill. This Destin home will accommodate up to eight people, Beach Peach offers incredible amenities including free WiFi, an iPod docking station, and flat-screen TVs. ¬†A¬†recent¬†FlipKey reviewer wrote: “We had the best time here. The kids loved being right on the beach. The weather was so beautiful the whole time we were here. The house was perfect for our family. Very comfortable and we felt right at home. The staff from Southern was friendly and accommodating when we were looking for local places to eat and shop. We wanted to eat where the locals eat!”

According to AAA, this will be the busiest Memorial Day travel weekend since the recession.¬†“A long and unusually harsh winter gave many Americans the travel bug,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. “Combine rising temperatures with signs of an improving¬†¬†economy, and travel for the holiday should hit a new post-recession high.”

Time to make those travel plans!   View all the Destin lodging options from iLoveDestin.com.

Kendra Veach

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