Welcome to the Big Beach House Guest Book
Hey everyone! Sarah and I place a guestbook in every one of our homes and encourage folks to leave their comments and suggestions for us. Our goal is to make each home the most comfortable place to vacation and for guests to see just what others have experienced at our beach houses. Thanks to all for staying with us and for the great feedback! – Trevor
We are so sad to leave today as we have had so much fun this past week. Although the weather wasn’t always suitable for the beach, the pool was our saving grace! The kids wew constantly swimming in the heated pool, and so were the adults! We will never stay at a house without a pool in the future. This house was so perfect for us, a huge group and we got to have a wonderful getaway from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thanks for a great time!
March 29, 2013
This week has gone by way too quickly. This spring break wouldn’t have been the same without this house. weather was perfect but when it got windy ath the beach the pool was the perfect get away. We loved having our own king beds & bathrooms. Being 4 teenage girls, this is always a good thing. Being so close to the beach was a great escape from our home in central Wisconsin. Our 2 families spring break together every year & this year was one of the very best. Thanks so much for making this trip so memorable. From: The Teenage Girls
April 5, 2013
We blinked and the week was over. The Big Beach House accomodated our 3 families easily. Having all the bedrooms and bathrooms was awesome. While staying here we learned the following:
1. Destin has the best sand ever.
2. Having a pool is the saving grace when it gets windy at the beach.
3. Teenagers have weird sleep schedules.
4. Trying to catch a gecko is very difficult.
5.Hunting for crabs is harder than it sounds.
6. Pontoon boats and the sun = FUN!
7. If your biggest decision of the day is what bathing suit to wear, you know life is good.
8. Laughing so hard your belly hurts, is the best kind of laughing.
9. Saying, “alright” is funny
10. Realizing that no matter what looms ahead, enjoy today. Mix good cheer with friends and be thankful for all the blessings you have. ROLLTIDE! -3 families from Mitten.
May 11, 2013
We loved our week at the Big Beach House.We would love to stay here again; we’re already looking forward to next year! Here are just some of the great features of the Big Beach House:
* The heated pool! There were a couple of cold days + the heated pool allowed us to continue having big fun.
* The especially well stocked kitchen. With 5 little children, eating in was our best option. It was easy to make great meals here.
* Proximity to the beach! An easy-peasy few steps and your there.
* The house is furnished beautifully + comfortably.
* Every bedroom has an attached bathroom. It was easy for everyone to be on their own sleep/nap schedule.
* Taking naps in the hammock.
* The kids loved a TV in every room.
It was a fabulous vacation for our extended families from Indianappolis, San Francisco, + Utah!
May 25, 2013
What a fantastic place. Our 1st time to Destin and this house. It was the perfect place for our family vacation. Don’t want to leave. The bedrooms and everyone having their own bathroom was great. Many fun times at the pool and of course the beach. Everyone agrees better than Hilton Head. Having the golf cart was so nice, going back + forth. We are already making plans for next year. The inside of the house was so pretty, and it had everything you needed. Best vacation with my kids + grandkids. The Plut Family
We had a great week in the Big beach House! The house is fabulous! Everyone having a bathroom is so nice. The golf cart was such a fun luxury. Lots and lots of memiories made. The Youth Leaders of Grace Life Fellowship of Baton Rouge, LA
June 8, 2013
The Big Beach House was perfect! It fit our needs and everyone had their own space and bathrooms. The pool helped tremendously with the three little girls and multiple red flag days. We were the perfect distance from the beach and the golf cart helped get us where we needed to go. We would kindly recommend doing the following:
*Crab hunting at night
*dinner at Baytowne Warf
*parasailing @ Boogies
*the Bucccaneer Pirate Cruise
*relaxing by the pool and on the beach
*rum mixed with almost anything!
Thanks – The Farfsing, Robbins + Wilson Families
June 28, 2013
Dear Trevor + Sarah, You folks have really out-done yourself this time; the Big Beach House is a slice of heaven. I have to admit that a golf trip in March with 4 other adult couples is a far different vacation from this week with our families. We made some priceless memories that will not be forgotten. We traveled from Illinois with our teenagers and celebrated their 14th birthday here. We shared the house with our good friends and their grown children. It was a great week that I would repeat in a heartbeat! As usual, the backyard was party central. The pool is such a gem and I love the hammock. Rides on the golf cart are a hot commodity. With our large group we would have appreciated a 6 seater or a 2nd cart…maybe next time:-). We spent most days pool side and at the beach but also enjoyed lunch at Fudpuckers. The food was really good and service awesome! The alligator shows are on the even hour and they get really busy after the show. We golfed at Indian Bayou, Emerald Bay + Seascape. The best rates are on Golf Now. Indian Bayou is our top choice I think. If you have a chance, book a catamaran on the Cattywampus. This was the highlight of my kids trip. The netted bottom boat was hit. We also snorkled, saw dolphins and had a lot of boat fun with hula hoops, water balloon fights and water gun wars. The staff truly makes the trip a blast. Word to the wise, repeat sunscreen often. Oh, they only allow lotion, the spray makes the deck slippery. We ran out of time but will consider renting a boat and doing crab island next time. Thanks again Trevor + Sarah, you continue to impress; no wonder we refuse to rent from anyone else! The Droeges and the Sackmanns
7-6 thru 7/13/13
Dear Trevor + Sarah,
What can we say but “WOW”!! What a beautiful house where we gathered our entire family for our first vacation together!! The house was perfect for all of our wants + needs – beautifully decorated, fully equipped with everything necessary – we arrived and settled right in! We echo the sentiments of everyone who has written in here before us. It couldn’t have been better! Because of the perfect house as a “home base”, we were able to go to the beach, swim in your beautiful pool and enjoy all of the surrounding area. Most importantly, outstanding family memories were created, both by camera, memory, and emotion, which we will talk about and reminisce about for the rest of our lives! We wish you all the best and hope to returnto the Big Beach House soon! Be Always Well, The Cobler, Burfield, Allen and James Families (when we saw this house online, we all said “Book It” and created T-Shirts that said that! 🙂
Great week in your wonderful house. Family from Dallas, Morgan City, Clovis N.M., + Tulsa, OK Fun for everyone. Pool, Golf Cart, Beach + teen age activities. Thanks so much Cassie Scarbrough
8-3 thru 8-10-13
Dear Sarah and Trevor,
What a beautiful house you have built to share with strangers from all over the U.S. You thoughtfully furnished the house with livable furniture and every necessity a family, or families and friends would need to live comfortably for an extended stay. My two daughters and their families had a wonderful time together this week. We thoroughly enjoyed the close proximity to the beach AND the golf cart to transport our many beach items. We also enjoyed swimming in the pool after returning from the beach. Some of our family – husbands and teenagers – went deep sea fishing and caught loads of fish, which A.J.’s restaurant cooked for us. Otherwise we cooked on your grill several mornings and most evenings. Our grandchildren (13,14,16) loved having their own bedroom and could visit one another and go back to their bedrooms! The memories we have made this week will stay with all of us for many years. Thank you for providing a beautiful place to spend time together and for our grandchildren to create memories of time spent with their parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents! Especially for this we are extremely grateful. We look forward to spending another vacation in “The Big Beach House.” Joe + Beverly Giacone Hailey, Ashleigh, Michele, Nathan, Alanne
August 10th – 17th 2013
Our family of 10 came down to celebrate our parents 40th anniversary. We all had a blast and enjoyed the house very much. There isn’t a thing we would change about the place…..it is Beautiful. This was everyone’s 1st time to Destin, and we would come back in a heart beat. The pool was the biggest hit with the kids (4,6,10). The weather was fantastic and we did many fun things, from….shopping, “The Track”, arcade, boating, rock climbing, and fighting pirates. Thank you! The Ruehls, Kellers & Bayer’s from Cincinnati Ohio Go Reds & Bengals
August 17 – 24 2013
Our family of 7 enjoyed the house very much. Although the weather at times wasn’t the best. We love the beach and many other things we could do. Loved going to the boardwalk and the “Dolphin Cruise”. We saw many dolphins. We very much enjoyed the pool. This was the first time some of us have been to Destin and the second time for others. A very nice place to visit. The Roberge’s The Fagios, + Barks + Justice from West Virgina + Tennessee
September 7th – 14th 2013
Our group of 11 realy enjoyed this house. It was a great place to relax after trips to the beach, zoo, and fishing. My six and four – year- olds learned how to swim in this pool. My family made some great memories here and we will definitely be making multiple trips to Destin in the future!
The Paines The Buckholts Clan ~Oregon ~Tennessee~
Go Sea Hawks Go Titans
September 14~21, 2013!
What an amazing week spent here in Destin & in this gorgeous home:-) We all had an amazing time by the gorgeous ocean & at the wonderful pool. This home is warm, welcoming, & cozy. We’ll definitely be back!! The memories made here are some of the best yet. Thank you!! 🙂 The Rameys The Bowers The Franks The Koenigs & The Vilardos
We had a wonderful week here at the Big Beach House! Our families (4 adults and 6 kids) loved the pool! We had more than enough room and really enjoyed the 2 family rooms. We hope to return for another vacation here again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! The Ludwigs (Georgia) and The Hurshs (Indiana)
We had a great week here with our 2 married children and our 7 month old grandson. Your home is very cozy, we loved the decor. We enjoyed the pool, short walk to the beach and the golf cart was a great bonus. Sarah and Trevor responded quickly to our needs. It was great having the crib and high chair. We loved the Destin area for eating and shopping too! We have made some great memories. We hope we can come back here soon. The Jeffras, Cohens + Frosts, Fishers, Indiana