Review Submitted: October 19, 2013 Date of Stay: October 2013
Reviewed by: Jeanne W. from Bowling Green, KY
John & Dawn, your beautiful beach home, “Island Obsession” is even better than the photos and the photos are great! I could not stop smiling after we arrived…The awesome kitchen, the 2 sitting areas in the large living room, the huge dining table and the pantry! made for a fantastic open concept living space!!! Our family of 8 adults and 9 children (ages 9 mo.-13 yrs) loved all the comfy bedrooms and bathrooms! I mean…9 bedrooms!!! And we actually used the “futon room” on the 2nd floor to put 2 pack ‘n plays for the twin babies…perfect! The kids really enjoyed having a TV in all the bedrooms. What a nice way to calm those kiddos down after playing all day…and it gave us adults some quiet time, too! 🙂 The kitchen was not only beautiful but so well stocked! Lots of good, sharp knives, cookware, dishes and glasses…and even plastic containers for leftovers! Thanks for anticipating the needs of people like us who cook a lot. It was truly a short walk to the beautiful beach and wasn’t even a problem for 62-year-old me with my arthritis! Oh, and the washer & dryer are full-sized and worked great! Believe me, we know…it was used a lot! Oh, and that reminds me… My son left his wedding ring in the dryer and shortly after we left, we called to let Dawn & John know…they had already found it! We received it in the mail, as well as our deposit refund, a few days after returning home. Thanks for your promptness. Oh, and I have to mention the big, beautiful private pool! We all loved it so much! It was so clean and warm during our fall visit. And we really appreciated that it was cleaned for us twice during our week’s stay. Now, that’s service! I also liked that there was a fence and gate separating the pool from the house. Have I left anything out? I’m sure I probably have, but let me just say, to sum up… We loved this house and would love to come back soon!!
Review Submitted: July 26, 2012 Date of Stay: July 2012
On arrival to the house we could not believe that finally we made it. The pictures on line don’t begin to tell the real story of this beautiful home. The living and kitchen area was so spacious and the sleeping accomidations were right on as we had 12 adults and 6 children. The home was cleaned and ready for us, the kitchen had everything you needed to make a meal and there was ample linens. Having the wash machine and dryer was an extra bonus and we soon figured out that we brought way too many clothes. The weather kinda messed up time on the beach but we got lots of use in the private pool and the kids swam in the rain and we adults enjoyed the patio area and the balconies. Parking was never an issue. Going to the beach was a family affair and everyone had to bring back what they carried over, the beach and water was the highlight of our day the kids boogie boarded everyday and soon the parents were trying to use the boards. We could walk out a very long way and we snorkeled and dove for sand dollars. We seen stingrays, crabs, and we think a bull shark not real sure. It was easy to walk to some resturants and the Whale Tail was good for a beach side drink, we enjoyed eating at the Crab Trap but go early or late because it seemed to be a very popular family restaurant. On a rainy day we went to the Harbour and shopped at the outlets. This was the first time coming to Destin and we personnaly loved being on Mimamar beach it was not as crowded and we felt like we had our own private beach. It was discussed within our group that we should do this again and Coco Cabana will be where we will always stay. John and Dawn made planning our vacation from the beginning to the end very simple and we were not disappointed.
Oh My Goodness!! What a great time!! This house was the best thing on the island! We had 12 adults, 7 children and we had room for everyone! It rained a lot of the time but we always figured out something to do. Going to the beach with all our things was a chore but we had lots of people to carry our beach things. The kids loved the pool and our 2 year old learned how to hold his breath under water. We hope to do this again real soon! Hated the Gulfs June grass….ick!! But thank you for a great time!!
Review Submitted: July 22, 2012 Date of Stay: July 2012
A family of 20 people – 8 adults and 12 children visited 59 Alamo St this week. Everyone enjoyed every minute of our stay. The Gulf water was warm, the house was large enough even for our large group! We loved going to the beach in the morning & the pool in the afternoon. One problem – we were very hungry after coming home from the beach! Ate at Fudpuckers, Pompano Joes, AJs & Back Porch. All good food! Love this house! We ALL want to come back soon but need a break from each other right now and also need to go home for some rest! Thanks!
Hi Dawn and John, Just wanted to tell you we had a wonderful, fabulous vacation in Destin. Your home, the Coco Cabana, was exactly as pictured and the perfect size for our family. This house provided the space we needed for the whole family to be comfortable the entire week. We all took turns making dinner in the well stocked kitchen which made it so simple. The short walk to the beach was easy with all the kids and the pool was well enjoyed. We were a little worried about tropical storm Debby but said a few prayers and were thrilled we only had one day of rain and the rest of week was beautifully sunny.The beach was beautiful and the water was so blue. Thank you too for recommending Frost for our family pictures on the beach. She was well organized and the pictures were great. Dewey Destins restaurant, Ciao Bella Pizzeria, Pompano Joes Restaurant were great and the atmosphere at Fudpuckers was fun! Again, thanks for making our first family vacation together a fantastic and memorable one. Can’t wait to come back!
Review Submitted: June 18, 2012 Date of Stay: June 2012
Thank you for helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary with our family! We have been waiting for 16 months to show them your beautiful home. We enjoyed the pool and the open living rooms. We felt so much at home. Thanks for making this such a special vacation. We had everything we needed! It was everything we had hoped for and then some! I think our boys were waterlogged from all the time in the pool. We look forward to returning hopefully next season. AND our grandson got engaged on the beach!!
Review Submitted: May 4, 2012 Date of Stay: April 2012
We ladies had a wonderful time. This house is awesome! Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful place here in wonderful Destin! We love it here!! I think this is our 3rd or 4th time staying at this house!
Review Submitted: May 4, 2012 Date of Stay: April 2012
We had an amazing time in your wonderful house! It Is Perfect!! The pool and all the space was amazing! The kids loved the pool so much and never wanted to get out! This is our first time to Destin and we absolutely LOVED IT! The beaches and the water were great!! We have never seen sand so white and water so blue! WE HAD AN AWESOME TIME!!
Review Submitted: August 15, 2011 Date of Stay: August 2011
This is our 3rd family trip to Destin, Fl. We have always stayed in this section of the beach and this is our favorite! This house is incredibly inviting & relaxing; everything a vacation should be!! It was so spacious & comfortable. The pool was fantastic as well….our favorite thing to do at night. Lots of kitchen utensils, acessories, dishes & tools!! A welcome surprise indeed!! Thank you!! The storm broke the patio table glass & you were quick to respond & incredibly kind regarding the incident. We will definately come to CoCo Cabana again on future trips to Destin! Thanks so much!!
Review Submitted: March 29, 2011 Date of Stay: March 2011
Just received notification of our damage/security deposit…surprised/happy with the quick return. Thank you and may I tell you what a wonderful time we had in your home all week. All of the grandchildren have decided they want to move to Florida … of course I am sure they envision living in a similar home with a pool:) We drove home through rain, hail, and 44 degrees in TN. Thank you for such a blessed week.