Family vacations are right around the corner as kids are let out of school in a few weeks. And we all know that many in Acadiana enjoy making the trek eastward to the beaches of the Gulf Coast.

One of my family's favorite places to vacation is Destin, Florida, and the surrounding areas. We try to take one trip a year in that neck of the woods to get some vitamin sea.

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In my humble opinion, the Emerald Coast features some of the prettiest waters in the world. Sure, it can be busy in the summertime, so that's why we love to try to find a comfortable house to rent and just hunker down for the week and do as little as possible.

Phillynate via YouTube
Phillynate via YouTube

Now, having said all this, I do know there can be some pricey abodes along the Florida panhandle. During the summertime, you're also paying peak summer prices. Unless you split the cost with other families, some of these homes are just pipe dreams.

But let's dream...or see how the top tier lives.

Below are pictures of the most expensive home I could find in the Destin area for rent this summer. It's definitely one of those homes where you either: A) need to be well off to afford or B) split up amongst several different families to afford.

The home is called "Big House by the Sea" and is located in one of the least busy sections of Destin's beautiful Crystal Beach.

This magnificent, newly-constructed beachfront home is a true luxury. It boasts over 10,000 square feet of indoor living space over three floors and includes 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 4 half bathrooms.

All total, it can sleep up to 30 people!

Some of the other highlights include:

  • Gulf-front with Private Beach Access
  • Gulf-front Pool and Spa
  • In-Home Elevator
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Speakeasy with Arcade and Movie Theater
  • Balcony Access on Every Floor
  • Bikes and Golf Cart Included

It has limited dates available this summer but the week of August 10-17, 2024 is available. If you wish to book it that week, it will only set you back $40,611 (all taxes and fees included).

But come on, if you maxed it out with 30 people and made everyone pay, that's just $1,353 per person!

(Again, keep in mind that this is peak pricing, and at other times of the year the home would be "cheaper" to rent.)

At any rate, let's dream together and check out the pictures of this beautiful home.

Most Expensive Home for Rent in Destin, Florida During Summer 2024

This amazing beachfront vacation home in Destin features 7 bedrooms, 7+ bathrooms, and about 10,000 square feet of living area. But, it'll set you back about $35K for one week!

Gallery Credit: VRBO

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