PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILIES & GROUPS, PRIVATE POOL & SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH!

Linsey & JoJo

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Sleeps23
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILIES & GROUPS, PRIVATE POOL & SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH!

Sleeps23
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage and Guest House , 7 Bedrooms 6 Bath, Sleeps 23, Large 12x36 Private Pool

'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is your dream beach house! This beautifully furnished seven bedroom, six bathroom beach cottage and separate guest house is located in the highly sought after Crystal Beach community. The 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is only 2 blocks (a short walk) from the beach. It is conveniently located within walking distance to Destin Commons, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Publix, many restaurants and world class shopping, an IMAX movie theater, Legendary Marina, and so much more!

'Luna Mermaid' features a large, 12x36 private heated saltwater pool that sits between the front and back cottages.

Enjoy your large patio area, gas grill, & three outdoor dining tables that surround the lagoon saltwater pool. Rinse off after a day at the beach in your two outdoor showers. The pool and patio are enclosed with a privacy fence.

There is a full living room in both cottages with 55' & 51' LCD televisions. Both living rooms have plenty of comfortable seating. There is a full kitchen with new appliances in both cottages. Also, both cottages have their own washer & dryer. All seven bedrooms have their own LCD televisions.

This home is very spacious at over 3300 square feet. Perfect for large families that want to spend time together, but still need their own space & privacy. The Main house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath. The Back Cottage is 3 bedroom, 3 bath. The large pool sits between the two houses, with a privacy fence that surrounds the pool and spacious patio area. Large driveway with plenty of off street parking.

Both cottages were renovated in 2012. New carpet, furniture, and tile. The wood floors were refinished and the kitchens were remodeled.

Bedroom & Bathroom layout is as follows....

Main House:

Bedroom 1: King Bed with additional daybed

Bedroom 2: King Bed

Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

Bedroom 4: Two Sets of Bunk Beds, kid room

Bathroom 1: Full Bathroom, whirpool tub & separate shower, off master, double sinks

Bathroom 2: Double Sinks, Shower, serves bedroom 2 and 3

Bathroom 3: Full Bathroom, shower only, good for kids, off of bunk room

Guest House:

Bedroom 5: King Bed

Bedroom 6: King Bed

Bedroom 7: 2 Sets of Bunk Beds

Living Room Sofa pulls out to a Queen

Bathroom 4: Full Bathroom, shower only

Bathroom 5: Full Bathroom, shower only

Bathroom 6: Full Bathroom, shower only

This one-of-a kind private beach retreat is just 2 blocks to 'The most beautiful beaches in the U.S.A'. according to U.S. travel magazine! The tropical landscaping and the laid back feeling you get that only a private home provides will keep you coming back year after year. Come relax, kick off your shoes, and enjoy paradise at the 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House'! Just 2 blocks to the emerald green Gulf of Mexico! Book early! This house gets booked up quickly!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Linsey & JoJo (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Linsey & JoJo

Cottages Near the Sea was created by mother and daughter team, JoJo Smoak and Linsey Keich. Our mission is to provide our guests and home owners with first class, personalized customer service. We are a boutique cottage rental agency located in Crystal Beach with an emphasis on hospitality. We live here full time in the midst of our Cottages Near the Sea in Crystal Beach, giving us a unique opportunity to provide hands on service that is unparalleled.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps23
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Grandparents Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had 3 generations, 17 total family members. Six different households represented. Plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. Plenty of parking and house well stocked. Short walk to beach even the 3 and 4 year old could walk if needed. The children ages 3 to 16 really enjoyed the pool at night after a day at the beach. Jo-Jo was so kind to bring gas for grill in the middle of day after we ran out. There was not one complaint from anyone in our group, everyone thought it was the perfect set-up and custom made for our family. If we take another family trip to Destin I am sure this would be the first place we would all look into renting.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Fort Worth,Tx
4

Great Vacation House

  • 4 of 5
10 Adults, 3 Teens, 7 8-12 yoa, a 4 yoa and a 2 yoa....The Luna Mermaid fit all of us comfortably. Just as anything there were pros and cons. Pros- 1) There was enough parking for our 4 vehicles and a trailer, and we could have easily fit 3 more vehicles 2) The walk to the beach was as listed, a short walk and the two wagons the house supplied made it easy to tote the needed items 3) The front house and cottage were very spacious and there are enough bathrooms to accomodate 20 plus 4) The pool was bigger than expected 5) The back patio around the pool was great with adequate seating to lounge and/or eat outside 6) The Harbor Walk is a short drive away and there were multiple shopping places, eating establishments and anything else of need just around the corner. 7) Management contacted a repair man to come out on a Sunday to look at the fridge

Cons- 1) The bed in the front bedroom of the front house was terrible, however the rest of the beds were average or above. 2) Flood lighting on the rear of the house and on the cottage towards the pool did not work 3) The provided umbrella for the outside table was very old, torn and worn 4) The pool will turn your hair blue/green (Hint-put ketchup in your hair for 20-30 minutes and it washes it out) 5) No trashbags available 6) Dirty Carpet 7) The fridge/freezer in the front house did not cool properly, even though a repair man came out and advised it was working properly, it did not freeze our fish that we had caught on a fishing trip

I would recommend this place to anybody overall. Short walk to the beach, spacious, bath and beds to accomodate 20 plus, the gas grill worked well, the pool was big enough that we had 15 people in it and had room to move around.....Hope this is helpful
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5
We took a rare family vacation, decided to try Destin. Chose to stay at Luna Mermaid and it was absolutely perfect!! Short walk to the beach, short walk to shopping, cozy, comfortable, private, great neighborhood, has everything you need! Barely used the pool, but it was great for the couple times someone wanted to. Eating in the kitchen in the morning with all the windows to look out, and the birds singing....awesome. We absolutely loved staying here, and if we come again we won't even bother looking to stay anywhere else...this is it!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at "Luna Mermaid"! We hope you will return again very soon!
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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Cumming, GA
5

Close to Perfect for a Large Group

  • 5 of 5
We had a total of 23 people at Luna Mermaid. The set up is perfect for a large group. We had 9 married couples and 1 single adult, so we had to split up three couples: 1 on a couch and a bunk, and 2 on separate bunks (not a big deal). Most of the bathrooms are very nice & roomy, but two area very small - the bath off the living room in the guest house has a super small shower, and the bunk room in the main house also has a very small bathroom (we had 2 adult couples in this room so it was small for them to share as far as counter/cabinet space, but it would be fine for kids). We had plenty of hot water the entire stay – even with this many people taking showers.
The pool & patio are perfect! Enough seating for everyone to sit comfortably outside together. We liked the privacy fence and locking gate too. There isn’t a lot of shade so we put up a tailgating type tent over one of the picnic tables and it worked great. Being together outside at the pool, eating outside, etc. was our favorite part! Some other homes that accommodate a large group don’t have enough seating outside, but that isn’t an issue here – there were picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a table & chairs.
Unfortunately, it rained 4 of our 7 days so we got quite a bit of inside time too. The living area of the main house isn’t quite large enough to hold everyone at the same time, but between both the houses there is enough space – as well as privacy. The back door entry to the main house from the guest house is really nice – from one house to another with just a few steps. The kitchens were big enough to easily cook for our crowd – loved having 2 dishwashers & refrigerators. There is plenty of parking – we come together from 3 states and had 9 cars/trucks – they all fit in the driveways with room to spare.
Side Note: We have one family member who uses a cane and he could easily access both of the houses, bedrooms/baths, pool area, porches, etc. with no more than 2-3 stairs.
This is a great option for a large group if you want a private pool, close/easy walk to the public access beach, and a lot of beds. It allowed us to have our own space, but also be together most of the time. It was clean, comfortable/appropriately decorated, easy to get to, and the best part was the outside pool/patio area. We were happy there and would recommend it to someone else!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad to hear your family enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return.
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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Columbia, TN
5

TN visitor.

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a 4 day stay in the guest house. LOVED IT! PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!Wish I could have stayed longer but I will definitely go back if given the opportunity.. Lovely neighborhood, convenient to the beach & shopping. Great arrangement inside the house with everyone having their own bathroom. I definitely recommend this property to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 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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Perfect for Large Families & Groups, Private Pool & Short Walk to the Beach!
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+1 -850 974-6964
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Duluth, GA
5

a great space for a large group

  • 5 of 5
Loved this place! Lots of beds, a huge patio area near the pool with three picnic tables to accommodate a large group. They provided two wagons to take gear to the beach, which was a short walk. The place had more than enough towels, very clean, two full kitchens. It was also within walking distance without crossing any big roads to a shopping area with restaurants, shops and a Barnes and Noble. That was a plus for our older teens. Just across the highway was a mall area, with movie theater, for when we were tired of the sun. I would highly recommend this place -- beautiful location, lovely decor, very well maintained. Quiet neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! Please come back soon!
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta bay or Kelly Plantation

4431 LUKE AVE at SHIRAH ST. Beach access at Shirah. Perfect location. Short walk to Barnes and Noble and Destin Commons... and the Beach of course !

Other Activities: marina, deep sea fishing, world class shopping, IMAX movie theater, health/beauty spa, miniature golf, water park

Golf: Bring the golf clubs -there are plenty of world class golf courses near by. Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation are just a few miles away.

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Availability & Rates

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Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $39
Cleaning $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $1500-$5500
**Pool Heating Available, $300.00 fee weekly. Bed tax is 11%.
Cleaning/Admin fee is $450/ week. Rate plus 11% tax and cleaning/ admin fee.
Please call (850) 974-6964 to book your reservation or you can book online. $500 due at time of reservation and remainder due 60 days prior to check in.
$500 due at time of booking and balance is due 60 days prior to check in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Sets of Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , 2 Sets of Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • There is one sleeper sofa in Guest House.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner/manager lives close by --if you need anything we are there for you.
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