Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What time zone is Destin?
A. Central Standard Time (CST)

Q. Can I park on the street in front of the rental house?
A. No. Only driveway parking is allowed overnight. All cars must be pulled into the driveway.

Q. Are amenities such as soap, toilet paper, and garbage bags provided?
A. Upon arrival only. 1 soap per shower and sink, 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom, 1 liner per trash can, and 1 single use dishwasher soap are provided upon your arrival to make it more convenient for you when you first arrive. Please bring your own or make a list so you can purchase these items when you arrive.

Q. Do you provide bed sheets and indoor bathroom towels?
A. Yes. But please bring your own pool/beach towels as pool and beach towels are not provided. We do provide kitchen (dish) towels as well. We do not provide sheets for the pack-n-plays (if provided). If you plan to utilize those, please bring along your own pack-n-play sheets for the little ones in your group.

Q. How close are we to a grocery store?
A. Both Destin and Panamacity Beach have many grocery store options, such as Publix, Fresh Market, Whole Foods (Destin only), Winn Dixie, Super Target, and Super Walmart. These are all within a 2-7 miles of our homes. There is a CVS within 1 mile of our each of our homes.

Q. Are any of our pools heated?
A. Yes! All of our pools can be heated upon request however this is a separate charge and is not included in the rate.

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept personal checks or cashiers checks as our preferred method of payment. We also accept PayPal, but note that Paypal will charge you a fee of 2.9% to process it.

Q. When will you receive your refundable damage deposit back after you leave?
A. Assuming the property is left in the same condition as when you arrived, you will receive your refundable damage deposit back within 7 business days of checking out. Typically we refund these on the Monday after you depart.

Q. Do I need to take care of the pool?
A. No. We’ll take care of that for you!

Q. Will my damage deposit be debited if the smokers in my group discard their cigarette butts in the yard?
A. Yes. We will debit your damage deposit $1 per butt found in the pine straw after you leave. It might seem petty but over time the yard really begins to look trashy if guests don’t discard them in the ash tray where they belong. At its worst we’ve needed to pick up dozens of butts all around the pool deck. Smoking outside or on the porches is fine with us- but please no littering.

Q. Can I purchase traveler’s insurance on my stay?
A. Yes. Feel free to purchase traveler’s insurance from anywhere you’d like to! We highly recommend this! If you are prevented from taking your trip because of a covered reason, such as a sickness or injury of yourself or a family member, Travel Protection can help reimburse 100% of your prepaid, non-refundable trip costs that you would otherwise lose when you cancel or leave early. Destin Sunshine Vacation Rentals is not responsible for reimbursement of your trip costs due to cancellation nor early departure under any circumstances including natural disaster. Here are a few options of companies that previous guests have used to insure their stays: