THE GREAT ESCAPE - PRIVATE POOL, STEPS TO BEACH!! POPULAR CRYSTAL BEACH

Nancy Phinney

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE GREAT ESCAPE - PRIVATE POOL, STEPS TO BEACH!! POPULAR CRYSTAL BEACH

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8-10

Our charming three bedroom cottage is located in Destin's Crystal Beach community. Conveniently located just one and one-half blocks from the pristine Emerald Coast beach. It is an easy walk and there are no busy streets to cross. With 20-foot high vaulted ceilings and a retractable wall of glass overlooking our private pool, our home allows the outside to become part of your everyday living environment. Every room's has ceiling fans and there is one TV/VCR/DVD in each bedroom! Visit with the neighbors on the front porch Adirondack chairs, or if you prefer, enjoy the privacy of the secluded backyard.

The Great Escape is a wonderful retreat for families and couples. The contemporary decor and open floor plan allow you to relax in the comfort of our home. Within walking distance to many restaurants, great shopping and activities, you will love our home! The location is convenient to Destin Commons, Big Kahuna Water Theme Park, and various other local attractions.

Amenities: Private pool (heated seasonally for nominal charge), air conditioning, Cable TV, VCR, stereo, CD player, fully equipped kitchen, blender, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, cooking utensils provided, linens (beach and bath) provided, full size washer and dryer, gas grill, iron & ironing board, outdoor Adirondack chairs and dining set, pool floats, pack ‘n play and booster seats for ages 6 months and up.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nancy Phinney (Owner)
Advertiser since 2000
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

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The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews
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The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100324
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Calhoun, GA
5

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Nancy, thanks for allowing us to make such good memories at "The Great Escape". Your home was so lovely - I loved the arrangement where the family co...
  • 5 of 5
Nancy, thanks for allowing us to make such good memories at "The Great Escape". Your home was so lovely - I loved the arrangement where the family could enjoy the togetherness and yet do their own thing. The kids loved the pool while the adults enjoyed cooking out on the covered porch or relaxing on the front porch reading a book.
The location of the home is great, close enough to the beach that the children can walk there safely and also close to some great resturants and shopping.
With pictures of your lovely family sitting around, it made for such a friendly environment that you felt like you were visiting relatives.
We'll definitely return to the "Great Escape". Maybe next time, I can bring my great-great grandchildren along
with my 5 greats.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100324
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Great getaway week.

  • 5 of 5
What a great week we had at your place! As I entered your house for the first time, I was impressed by your cathedral ceilings. We were 2 families staying and we didn't feel crowded. The kids enjoyed the bunk beds. Everything was as advertised including pictures. You have ample pool-side furniture and porch furniture - which we used for our nightly "adult" drinks. It is aptly named The Great Escape. The house was clean with a fully stocked kitchen. I love that you have a meat cleaver. The pool was crystal clear - we used it every day and it was nice to have a gas grill to cook a few meals on. It was our first time staying in Crystal Beach, at your place, and it will be our go to rental for trips to come. I'm happy you are conveniently located to everything. The public beach access is not far; we used the Hutchinson street access daily since they have bathrooms there. The neighborhood is quiet. I'm so glad you are pet friendly! I picked up after them on a daily basis. We walked our 3 dogs everyday and also used the Destin off leash dog park which was not a far drive from your house. Brent, your property manager, was very helpful, readily available, and quick to respond - he backwashed the pool filter when I noticed the water flow from the pool nozzle slowed down and he brought 4 new beach chairs when we couldn't find any of yours. It was difficult to leave and am looking forward to return to The Great Escape for our Destin Vacations.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We sure do appreciate the time you took to write the review. I know other guests appreciate the details you shared too! We look forward to having you return!
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The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100324
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Great, Relaxing, Fun, Clean

  • 5 of 5
This was a great getaway for my husband, myself and our two dogs. Sparkling clean and homey. Was very inviting with the open view to the pool/back yard area. Great to be able to walk a block to the beach and to be able to walk the dogs in a neighborhood where all the other dogs are on a leash. Will definitely come back again. Fabulous!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! We are thrilled you had such a great time and look forward to having you return. The Great Escape will be waiting for you next summer!
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The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100324
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
I'm sorry I'm just now writing the review! We had a fabulous time at this home and can't wait to book next years vacation! Simply amazing!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100324
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5
Great house, great location, Everything was as advertised I would stay there again. Very quite neighborhood and easy to get to. The house was very clean and the property manager was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Great Escape - Private Pool, steps to beach!! Popular Crystal Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p100324
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Morehead, KY
5

GREAT HOME IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This home could not have work out any better. There were four of us plus our dog and we had plenty of extra room. The home was clean and has a well stocked kitchen.
This house is located on a quiet street with helpful neighbors. It is a short walk to the public beach access. There are several restaurants and shopping within walking distance as well.
Great fenced back yard for your pet. When we return to Destin, this is where we will stay.
Thanks, Nancy!!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that you had a wonderful time! That is our goal! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you return soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach, FL (VPS)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Crystal Beach

The 'World's Luckiest' fishing village has even more to offer than beautiful white sand beaches and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

When the sun goes down or the clouds wander over, enjoy some of the best shopping and dining in Destin! Click the links below to see some of Destin's area attractions:

Dining, fishing, golfing, recreation, shopping.

Other Activities: Water theme parks, outlet shopping, mini golf

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Availability & Rates

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Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Rates
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Winter Rates
Oct 6 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$1,600
 
 
Spring Rates
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
Peak Summer
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Cleaning fees are included in the weekly rate. We only rent Sat-Sat during the peak summer months.
For nightly rentals, the cleaning fee is $125.
Pet fee is $100 per pet per week.
The pool can be heated, upon request, for $100 per week.
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large shower with 2 shower heads.
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Tile and marble baths will make you feel at home in our home. The master bath has a double vanity, large mirror and huge marble shower with 2 shower heads! There is a private outdoor shower that is fully enclosed. It is a great place to rinse off after a day at the beach or just enjoy showering in the sun!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom now has a KING bed! The guest bedroom has a queen bedroom and the third bedroom has 2 sets of twin bunk beds. There is also a comfortable queen sleeper sofa in the living room. There is a pack 'n play for you to use for your little ones, as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home is fully equipped with everything you'll need to make it your home away from home! Our master bedroom has a king size bed, large closet and fabulous master bath with a double vanity and oversized shower with 2 shower heads! Atrium doors look directly out on your private pool, which is enclosed by a 6' high privacy fence. The other guest room has a queen bed, large closet and is adjacent to the front porch and your own quiet area. The third room is for the kids! Two sets of twin bunk beds makes this room ideal for the kids. It is equipped with a TV/DVD so the kids can get away and relax. If you need extra sleeping, we have a very comfortable queen size sleeper sofa in the living area. For the littlest ones, we have a pack 'n play and a booster seat. We also provide many pool floats, noodles, sand buckets, and numerous toys. The smallest details have not been overlooked. You will love your stay at The Great Escape!
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