Step out of your patio door onto the gracefully tucked white powder sands, lazy sea oats and sweeping views of the shimmering turquoise waters in the serene Old Florida neighborhood of Gulf Pines, just 5 minutes east of Destin. Styled in elegant grandeur, this three level luxury beachfront retreat comprises over 4000 square feet with 8 bedrooms and 6 baths sleeping 26 comfortably on a private beach. Watch the dolphins or fall asleep listening to the waves from any of the 3 levels and travertine decks. Upon your entry, the living area is spacious and beautifully decorated with colorful sleeper sofas and 2 swivel chairs to delight in an unobstructed picture from the glass-front balcony with views of the Gulf from almost every corner. The family gathering space was built for entertainment with a home theatre that includes a Bose speaker system, Blu Ray player, and a 55” high definition television. The formal dining area seats twelve, while the open kitchen features granite countertops throughout with additional seating at the bar for four. Cook like a professional with modern Viking appliances while enjoying breathtaking views of the Gulf, and bring your favorite wines to the perfect temperature in the 12 bottle built-in wine cooler. This floor is furnished with two queen bedrooms, two full baths, one en-suite. Additionally, a separate bunk room with 4 twin beds. Each bunk bed has its’ own light and flat screen tv. Upstairs, you’ll find 3 master suites, two with beach views, including one with a private glass-front balcony and sleeper sofa for children at night or in the afternoon to curl up and enjoy reading a good book overlooking the blue waters. The two masters have king beds and generous baths, one that boasts a large, jetted soaking tub. For the kids, a separate bedroom offering new full size bunk beds direct from the Pottery Barn and a Jack and Jill bathroom. The first floor level provides private beach access, including an outdoor hot tub and gas grille, a fully appointed second living area and game room with fine Italian leather furnishings complete with a full sleeper sofa. The kitchenette provides the convenience of a refrigerator, microwave, built in icemaker, separate beverage cooler and an extended wet bar for family gatherings. A second 55” television gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their favorite shows, sporting events and movies. Cable TV and wireless WIFI are available in all the bedrooms, great room, kitchen, study and game room. First floor is complete with a laundry center with washer & dryer, full bath with walk-in shower and a bedroom with a queen size bed and stunning beach views. Exquisite beachfront luxury awaits you! Was lack of sufficient parking a problem in the past or tight spaces on a busy gulf front street? No need to worry! This home has a private double driveway on a cul-de-sac street, which accommodates parking for large families or parties on the beach! Come and unwind. Enjoy the tasteful and distinguishing features this home has to offer, and take home memories of a beautiful private beachfront paradise that you’ll never forget! The Gulf Pines community has a catch and release stocked pond for guests within a short walking distance! This property is located near Destin and Sandestin, Florida, just minutes from The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf, Beach Resort and Silver Sands Factory Outlet Mall, Destin Commons, local churches, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Harborwalk Village in Destin.