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BUS/RV PARKING FOR LARGE GROUPS! BEACH & SHOPPING! HEATED PRIVATE POOL!

David Ruffel

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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David Ruffel

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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BUS/RV PARKING FOR LARGE GROUPS! BEACH & SHOPPING! HEATED PRIVATE POOL!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

6/7 BR 5 Bath Slps 20 - Separate apartment

20 % Discount for February - contact us now!!!

VERY CLOSE TO THE BEACH (2mins) - Public Beach Access leads you onto the stunning soft white sands and emerald green waters of the Panhandle. Our home suits everyones needs from family and friend get togethers through to Weddings, birthday celebrations, etc. A short walk down to the beach in the evening is a must where you can enjoy the evening sounds of beach waves, cooling sands and watch the sun set – serenity to end your perfect day.

There is so much to do in Destin, if you can tear yourself away from our luxurious home for long enough! If anyone in your group is interested in recreational activities, you will be pleased to know there are golf courses, waterparks, go-karting, various restaurants, fire work displays, evening pontoon sunset hires (Blue Crab Water Sports of Destin), dolphin cruises, some fabulous outlet malls (Silver Sands), etc. within an approx. 3 mile drive and we would be only too happy to provide further information on these activities if you so wish (some activities are limited over the low season months). There is also a the huge convenience of a supermarket (Publix) less than a mile from Peace Place, for you to stock up on your vacational supplies (there are two bbq's for your use - gas and grill coal). The private pool has optional heating and, therefore, available for use all year round! The pool is also surrounded by a wall and foilage so you will have the privacy to enjoy with your group without the worries of pedestrians trying to have a nose at what you're up to.

All our guests enjoy free WiFi and cable television.

Peace Place has the uniqueness of the apartment being attached to the main house, so it can be used either separately by closing it off (it is self-contained) or alternatively by opening it up into the main house, it becomes one home. The choice is purely yours and your groups. You can alternate its use to meet your individual needs, e.g. if someone in the group (e.g. grandparents) might be looking for a little quieter time during the day or evening, this is easily accommodated by yourselves. As the apartment is self-contained, some families/groups love the fact that there are two kitchens, two washing machines and two dryers for use – a great perk when trying to cook and clothes wash with big groups.

For up to 20 guests.

THE MAIN HOUSE sleeps 14. Double French doors invite you into this charming home which is highlighted by ten foot ceilings, crown molding, treyed ceilings and a fireplace.

Downstairs Master The French Room King

Bonus Bunk Room off the master bath ... Twin over twin bunks

Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa

Upstairs The Cottage Room King

Upstairs The East Indies Room King

Upstairs Loft The Crews Bunk RoomTwo twin over twin

THE APARTMENT sleeps 6. It's a self contained 2br/2ba apartment with its own living area, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, private entrance, and a private deck with chairs, table and sun umbrella. The pool, BBQ grill and parking are easily accessible from the apartment.

Apartment The Nautical Room King

Apartment The Boat Room Two twin beds

Apartment The TV Room Queen Sleeper Sofa

KNOWN AS PEACE PLACE in Destin’s Crystal Beach community, this beautiful home truly showcases the Florida beach-house lifestyle.

CHARMING OLD IRON GATES lead you into your own personal paradise in the peaceful courtyard filled with tropical foliage as well as scented Magnolias and ancient Live Oaks. Relax in the courtyard and enjoy the privacy of your own pool which can be heated in the cooler months

REUNIONS, WEDDINGS, anniversaries or receptions. They all become easy here, with generous space for family gatherings in the spacious living and dining areas as well as the outdoor areas. You will enjoy the well appointed large gourmet kitchen where families can cook fine meals together while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. You can seat 18 for dinner. Professionally decorated and completely furnished, with a total of 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, Peace Place sleeps 20 comfortably.

PARKING is for 6+ cars. RV, BUS or BOAT is OK. Very easy in and out.

WITHIN ONE MILE you will find a major regional shopping center, a 14 screen movie complex, Publix, WalMart, the Big Kahuna Water Park and more.

WITHIN THREE MILES you will find 50 steak/chops/seafood restaurants, nine golf courses, two major resorts, Destin Harbor, Destin Commons Regional Mall and the largest discount shopping complex in the US.

YOUR HOSTS, David & Katherine are actually English and came over to the Destin area having fallen in love with it so much; with its white sand and emerald clear water, friendly locals and fabulous weather they have decided to invest in what they see to be the perfect vacation home. They have also bought another house within a 10 minute drive so they can be on hand to help out and offer an outstanding service.

SO WHY NOT TREAT YOURSELVES AND COME TO DESTIN? WE WOULD BE HONOURED FOR YOU TO STAY AND ENJOY OUR NEW VACATION HOME - PEACE PLACE!

David & Katherine

SMALLER GROUPS We have some of the nicest weather of the year in northwest Florida In the “Off Season”. That’s August 15 to March 15, and the Month of May. Peace Place is available then as 6Br/5Bath, 4Br/3Bath, or 2Br/2Bath.

We invite you to call for special rates.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David Ruffel (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About David Ruffel

We have owned Peace Place since January 2012 and are therefore fairly new to the rental market and learning very quickly, as well as meeting some wonderful guests along the way. We have also recently purchased Blue Crab Water Sports of Destin because we absolutely adore Destin and the outdoor lifestyle.

We are British and fell in love with Destin the very first time we visited and, having loved it so much, we not only bought our vacational home, we bought a residential home for us to enjoy 6 months of the year. We could have bought in Spain as it is so much closer for us but we just adored Destin and the people that live here too.

People we have met on vacation in Destin are either frequent visitors or, if it is their first visit, they only speak highly of the area and always say they will be returning again. We know that we made the right choice.

We hope you choose to stay in our home and enjoy it for the reasons we bought it, it gives us great pleasure to see people smiling, laughing, reminising etc. when coming to our home. It's an honour.

Hopefully, we might meet one day.

David & Katherine

David Ruffel purchased this house in 2012

Why David Ruffel chose Crystal Beach

Fabulous size! Those who stay in the house often comment on how much bigger it is than they imagined from the photos.

It is really close to the beach and the location allows for you to choose whether you wish to be on a busier stretch of beach or more secluded.

It has it's own Private Pool!

What makes this house unique

The apartment joins the main house and can be shut off to split the living arrangements and provide quieter times if necessary, eg Grandparents. Secondly for weddings it allows for the bride and groom to get ready separately but not being shut off from the rest of the bridal group.

There is ample parking for the group to park their cars.

For birthday celebrations, the birthday guest can stay comfortably in the apartment whilst the main house is prepared for their surprise.

Having the mainhouse and apartment, provides 2 kitchens, 2 fridges, two washing machines, 2 driers, etc. A massive help when there is a large group!

The private pool cannot be seen by people driving past or walking (unless the come right up to the entrance gate which is highly unlikely).

Recently redecorated and flat screen tvs installed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Being from PA, i had no previous knowledge about Destin, FL. Owners David and Kathrine were really great to work with from day one. The house is really great for large groups of all ages. The house is in a perfect location and has everything you may need to feel at home. David set us up with a great day on " Crab island" by renting one of his boats. Ive rented from prior good home-owners in the past, but by far David and Kathrine really made you feel at home. Lots of little touches went a long way. Only downside to the weekend was the rental company never told us not to "dead-bolt" the doors and the house key provided didn't work. All around i would deff refer other renters to David and Kathrine. Enjoy the upcoming vacations
Aug 2014
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Bus/RV Parking for large groups! Beach & Shopping! Heated Private Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Bus/RV Parking for large groups! Beach & Shopping! Heated Private Pool!
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
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** Amazing! Beautiful! **

  • 5 of 5
Property was incredible! Owners David and Kathrine were wonderful to work with. We stayed there for a long weekend with our church and enjoyed every minute. Photos and description of property were accurate. Will definitely be staying here again!!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. You were wonderful guests and such a pleasure to liaise with throughout your inquiry, booking and after your stay at Peace Place.
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Bus/RV Parking for large groups! Beach & Shopping! Heated Private Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128506
-850 622 0060
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
I would like to start off by saying thank you to David and Katherine. You kept in touch with me throughout the process. Thank you. The house was gorgeous and it was really close to the beach. It was oh so open and the inviting. My families included 10 adults and 10 children. The beach was so close that I felt comfortable letting the teenagers go and enjoy themselves. They sure took advantage of that. We enjoyed the beach and the pool. It was really great to be able to stay and have all the comforts of home and have beach and pool accessories that we could use and not have to take home with us. You really did think of everything guests would need. All in all we had a wonderful time and would love to return soon. Thanks again.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bus/RV Parking for large groups! Beach & Shopping! Heated Private Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128506
-850 622 0060
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
Our family gathered at Peace Place for a fabulous week. The house was beautiful and accommodated all 17 of us very comfortably. We had plenty of parking for all of our cars. The kitchen was large enough for all the cooks and there was more than enough seating at tables for all to sit and eat. We had two babies and they had quiet bedrooms from all the noise to sleep easily. The courtyard and pool area was our favorite place. There was shade and sun to meet everyone's preference so all could still enjoy being together. The outside area was relaxing to say the least. David, the owner, was a quick email away to answer questions. The rental company was very pleasant and helpful. Our family will definately come back to this house hopefully next summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Walton Beach VPS 20 mi Panama City PFN 30 mi
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sandestin Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 98 and Florida 293
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

It's a a two and half minute stroll to the beach access in the residential community of Crystal Beach. The Destin harbor area is four miles west, and the San Destin Resort area is three miles east. Within this area are 75 seafood/steak house restaurants and fast food takeout or delivery. There are nine golf courses in the area. Gulf or Bay fishing trips can be arranged easily on the phone. The entire family will enjoy The Big Kahuna Water Park or The Track [Go carts and mini golf]. Shop at Destin Commons Regional Mall, Silver Sands Outlet Mall and lots of nice boutiques. Publix and Walmart are within a mile.

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Rates & Availability

From $242 Per night

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Winter
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$242
$1,695
$5,058
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Add: 11% tax $250 Cleaning $39 Damage Waiver
for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years weeks add $50/night
Pool heat optional $30/day $200/wk
Deposit 25% with reservation. Call to reserve.
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Loft
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Loft
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Loft
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Room 8 - 1 twin/ single , Queen Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Chef and Maid/Housekeeping service are optional extras. Ample parking at the house for 6+ cars. RV, BUS or BOAT is OK. Very easy in and out. Pontoon, Wave Runner, Sunset Pontoon, kayaks, paddle board hire (call Blue Crab Water Sports of Destin)

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