Land at The Pelican's Elbow Beach Retreat for Family Rest and Relaxation!

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Home sleeps up to 12

So how long have you been thinking about that vacation at the beach? Land at the pet-friendly Pelican's Elbow and settle in for rest, relaxation and fun in the Florida sun! It's a short stroll to enjoy the emerald waters and sugar-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

You'll have a spacious back yard with privacy fence, tropical landscaping and your own swimming pool, the largest in the neighborhood. The pool is "L-shaped," 28'1/2 feet long by 9-13 feet wide. Best of all, the pool is all yours – no sharing with the neighborhood or a condo association. Perhaps you are back from an afternoon at the beach, or it’s after dinner – the pool is a great place for the kids (and adults) to enjoy themselves without the need to organize an expedition.

For your convenience, the Pelican has beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels and a wagon to transport them to the beach. If you wish, you can rent a street legal electric golf cart. It’s a great way to tote people and supplies to and from the beach. We recommend See this page for links to other rental firms.

So, why settle for a cramped condo? This beautiful 2020 sq. ft. resort home with a nautical/beach decor features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, large living and family rooms, ceiling fans in every room and a few pelicans here and there, just to remind you to kick back, relax and take life easy, at least for this week. If you need to connect with the outside world, we offer free high-speed wireless Internet.

After a fun-filled day at the beach, you may want to cook a family BBQ on the gas grill or take an easy stroll to a seafood restaurant right on the gulf. Captain Dave's, less than 4 blocks from the house, offers great seafood, with a dining room overlooking the ocean. Kenny D's, right across the street from Captain Dave's, has a Cajun menu. Two other good oceanfront seafood restaurants, The Crab Trap and Pompano Joe's, are a short drive down the beach to the west and east. And, of course, the Destin area offers loads of dining establishments, from fast food to fine dining. You'll find menus and directions to many of them at the Pelican.

The Pelican's Elbow is within minutes of all that Destin has to offer -- shopping at the largest designer outlet mall in the USA, world famous deep-sea fishing, dolphin watching cruises, romantic evening ocean cruises and other entertainment and amusements for the whole family, such as water parks, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and much more. The Destin area is home to a dozen fine golf courses. A zoo, museums, and several state parks with walking and biking trails are located nearby. Click on the About Destin button at the top of the page for an extensive listing of local attractions.

So come kick off your shoes, soak up some sun (or relax in the shade), work on your tan and enjoy life at The Pelican's Elbow.

Small pets are welcome at Pelican's Elbow, so they can also enjoy the family vacation. See below for pet fees.

NOTE: Contact Ronald Larsen prior to booking using one of the Homeaway or AirBnb websites, all of which will charge you a service fee. We can save you money by booking directly. 850-305-2501. email --


Summary of Beds
1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds
2 Queen Sofa Beds, 1 Portable Crib
Single Roll-Away Bed, Queen Air Mattress

Beach & Recreation
Private Fenced-in Swimming Pool
Nearby Private Beach Access
Beach Towels Provided
Beach Chairs & Umbrellas
Free High-Speed Internet
HD Cable TVs Throughout
DVD and/or VCR Players
Assortment of Videos, Games, Books
Gas BBQ Grill & Picnic Table on Rear Patio

General Features
Central Heat & Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans Throughout
Alarm Clocks
Towels & Linens Provided
Sturdy Wooden High Chair
High-Quality Baby Stroller
Full-Size Washer & Dryer
Laundry Supplies Provided
Soaps & Paper Supplies Provided
Iron & Ironing Board
Hair Dryers

Fully-Equipped Kitchen
Large Refrigerator/Freezer with Filtered Cold Water & Ice Dispenser
Electric Stove & Oven
Breakfast Bar that Seats Six
Coffee Maker
Tea Pot
Crockpot, spaghetti cooker, lobster pot
Ample Supply of Cooking Utensils

2018 Rates (in US Dollars)

Winter 2018

Spring Break 2018

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

End Summer 2018

Early Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Winter 2018/2019
Oct 28 - Mar 2

Mar 3 - Apr 6

Apr 7 - May 25

May 26 - Aug 10

Aug 11 - Aug 31

Sept 1 - Sept 21

Sept 22 - Oct 26

Oct 27 - Mar 1
(Home is reserved for Jan and Feb 2018)

Student rates - $1795/week up to 8 guests, $280/night, 6-night minimum
Family rates - $1625/week up to 8 guests, $255/night, 6-night minimum

$1350/week up to 8 guests, $215/night, 3-night minimum

$2750/week up to 8 guests, Full week minimum

$1950/week up to 8 guests, $305/night, 3-night minimum

$1825/week up-to 8 guests, $285/night, 3-night minimum

$1295/week up to 8 guests, $205/night, 3-night minimum

$1125/week up to 8 guests, $175/night, 3-night minimum
Monthly - $2250 for 2 people, $200/month per add'l person

Rental rates are for up to 8 people. The home sleeps up to 12, so add $105/week ($15/night) for each additional person over age 2.

Pets are welcome with prior approval. The rate is $125/week for one pet; $225/week for two, nightly $20 each.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

We accept personal checks. We also accept PayPal for your convenience, so you can pay by credit card, with a 3% credit card fee.
Terms & Conditions

Half of rent is due upfront to secure reservation. The remainder of the rent, plus 11% FL tax, a $195 cleaning fee, pet fees, a $500 security deposit (more for pets), is due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. Security deposits will be refunded 2-3 days after checkout if home is left in the condition it was found and all rental policies are followed.

We rent to responsible student groups of up to 12 with a $100/person damage deposit and $210 cleaning fee.

All reservations during Spring Break and Summer seasons are from Saturday (4 pm check-in) to Saturday (10 am check-out).

See the link to our complete rental policies below.

Review rental agreement
Contact us via email
Contact us via phone at 850-305-2501
Pay deposit via PayPal (after availability and rate has been confirmed via phone or email.)