Reviews - Villa Bianca Destin

Recent Reviews

Look what our guests have to say about the home’s high standards of quality. Note that some reviews are when the home was being managed by a previous management company (2019).

A great week at Villa Bianca
5/5 Stayed Jul 2020
Tom S.
There’s nothing like being directly on Destin’s beach. Living areas, kitchens and laundries (both plural !), and sleeping accommodations were all superb – even with four grandkids under age 5. We chose a home without onsite pool because of the young children, but even the toddlers could walk with us for a maybe-3-minute walk to the community pool which was always clean and refreshing. We got fresh fish/etc from local markets and grilled at the house a couple times, and did both dine-in and takeout from local restaurants as well. Larry/Debbie had every detail covered to make ours a great vacation. Thanks.

Published Jul 29, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thanks, Tom. The Bianca Team truly enjoyed you & your amazing family. You guys rock! See you back at the beach soon!

5/5 Stayed Jul 2020
Suzi F.Houston
First, the attention to detail and communication from the owners was unmatched, from booking to check-out THEY WERE AMAZING! Villa Bianca was BEAUTIFUL! We will definitely return to this property! Don’t miss an opportunity to miss a flagship opportunity like this one! They don’t come along often.

Published Jul 16, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thank you, Suzi, for your generous review. Totally, agree, Villa Bianca is BEAUTIFUL and we’re looking forward to seeing your family next year… if not sooner we hope!

Summer vacation
5/5 Stayed Jun 2020
ROBERT L. Missouri City, TX
Beautiful home in exclusive gated community. Open floor plan with well stocked kitchen. The three spacious decks and quiet uncrowned beach were fabulous.

Published Jul 12, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thank you, Bob, you and your wonderful family will always be welcomed here.

A Perfect Week!!!!
5/5 Stayed Jun 2020
Pamela H.
Having stayed off 30A for the past few years, we decided to try Destin this year for our family vacation. It definitely did not disappoint and was a perfect week!!!!! Villa Bianca was absolutely beautiful!!!!!! It was beautifully furnished, had a very well-stocked kitchen, had two large balconies with plenty of comfortable seating, and offered a beautiful, very private beach!!!!!! Two laundry rooms were a special bonus!!!!!! This home met our every need and want!!!!!

In addition, Larry and Deb were the perfect hosts!!!!!!!! They kept us fully updated about the reopening of vacation rentals during the CoVid shutdown, they warmly welcomed us upon our arrival, and they were readily available for for any questions or needs during our stay. We can truly say that they were two of the nicest people we have ever met.

Many, many thanks to Larry and Deb for their unrivaled hospitality and to the very gracious owners for sharing this lovely home!!!!!!!!! We enjoyed a delightful week at Villa Bianca and look forward to returning again.

Pam, Vance and family

Published Jun 15, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thank you Pam et al for acknowledging the amazing VB owners who truly care about their guests! With owners and epic guests like you, our job as host is superbly simple. Can’t wait to catch up next year… on the beach!

5/5 Stayed May 2020
Aja H.
We were so pleased with everything! Larry and Deb were amazing! Always available and quick to respond through the uncertainties of the times! The house was spectacular! Definitely the best stocked kitchen we have ever had at a rental! Anything we needed, it was there! The beach was prefect and private! We all loved every moment we were there and hated to leave!

Published Jun 7, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thank you, Aja. You, your family & friends were perfect too! See you next year.

5/5 Stayed May 2020
Candy S. Auburn, Al
So often you see the pictures of a vacation rental only to be disappointed upon arriving. Well this was way beyond our expectations! The house was so beautiful, spacious and immaculately clean! And then the icing on the cake was the warm reception of the hosts Deb and Larry . It was a wonderful home to have a large family enjoy the beach, fun and fellowship!

Published May 31, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thank you and we’re beyond grateful for your kind words! The true ‘icing on the cake’ is serving esteemed families as yours. So honored. Again, thank you!

Fantastic home. Gracious hospitality.
5/5 Stayed Mar 2020
Noell L.
Larry and Deb, our hosts, went above and beyond for our family. We were worried about staples with the grocery stores being depleted because of C-19, Larry and Deb asked for our grocery list, shopped, and delivered our items to the house. We had many questions and concerns about changes that were coming daily due to the C-19 virus and our hosts were beyond gracious and answered all questions. Villa Bianca is an incredible home with beautiful furnishings and the perfect view. We had everything we needed during our stay. We will be back!

Published Mar 22, 2020

Owner’s Response:
Thank you Noell for your prompt and glowing review. You and your awesome family make it beyond simple to serve. We eagerly await your return. Until then, the red carpet awaits as with all our honored guests. Again, thank you on behalf of the owners and the entire Villa Bianca team. Larry, Deb & Mark

Villa Bianca Labor Day
Stayed Aug 2019
Justin J.

Great home to host a large family holiday weekend. Three generations had a great time relaxing on the Emerald Coast. Thanks so much.

Stayed May 2019
Tammy G. Where do you live? Cedar Bluff, AL

The air conditioning worked GREAT!!!

Beautiful house right on the beach and in a GREAT neighborhood.

Great location on the beach
Stayed Mar 2019
Christine F.

Gated community right on the beach. We loved the views and especially being able to walk right down to the sand and ocean from the back door. Great for families or a girls get away. Make sure to bring beach towels, they do not have any at the house and “forbid” you to take the towels provided to the shore. No beach toys at all but they do have games and puzzles to do inside. WiFi was sporadic so if you have work you may need to find some place to get that done.

Absolutely perfect!
Stayed Feb 2019
Stacy H.

We went in to celebrate with extended family for a birthday celebration and the house was perfect. Met every expectation!

Beautiful Home, awful service from five star beach properties
Stayed Feb 2019
Chris R. Nashville

This home was absolutely amazing however the rude communication and inaccurate information we repeatedly received from Five Star Vacation Rentals was very upsetting.

Villa Bianca Home in Destin, FL
Stayed May 2017
kyle & martha m.

Villa Bianca was a stunning beach property with six bedrooms and 7 baths. Also included were two full kitchens. The views from all the decks were overlooking the ocean and breathtaking. We absolutely LOVED the beach and the location of this home. We also loved the motif in the house – so elegant, but liveable. Having the beach right outside our door was pure luxury.

There were, however, a few glitches during our stay. For paying a hefty amount for rental, we assumed everything in the house would be in working order. That was not the case. Neither of the washing machines worked properly – very frustrating. Also, in one of the kitchens, the stovetop was really hard to use because there were no directions. In addition, the television in one of the family/living rooms was inoperable. We were given 2 beach chairs and an umbrella daily which were set up for us on the beach. We couldn’t understand why we were given only 2 chairs when there were 9 of us. Of course, for a fee we could order more chairs. One other issue we had was with the air conditioning. It was set so that we could not make it warmer in the house and it was uncomfortably cool on the 2nd floor.

I must say that the management company did an excellent job of repairing a refrigerator that stopped cooling on our second day and the TV very soon after we reported the fact that neither was working.

All in all, it was truly a memorable vacation with gorgeous surroundings – just too bad we had to deal with several appliances that didn’t work.