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Just a 60 second walk to sugar white sands!

Robin Ann Houtsma

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Robin Ann Houtsma

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Just a 60 second walk to sugar white sands!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Location, Location, Location!! Our Beautiful Destin Beach home is perfectly located in the quaint Crystal Beach neighborhood known for its white picket fences and cottage style homes!

Tired of waiting for a shuttle? With a house this close to the beach there is NO need to pack a lunch or search for public restrooms! Forgotten items are only steps away when you are just 3 homes from the turquoise waters and sugar white sands.

A perfect family retreat nestled between the gorgeous white sands and the upscale shopping center of Destin Commons that also features kid-friendly fountains and water play. You can retreat to the privacy of the beautiful neighborhood or get out and satisfy everyone's desires with unlimited fun...centrally located just minutes to shopping, all your favorite restaurants, water parks, miniature golf, and more family fun.

All the comforts of home await you. The main floor features a large eat-in kitchen, a family room with 50''plasma TV and queen fold out sleeper, a master suite with king bed & flat screen TV/dvd and second bedroom with queen bed & TV/dvd. Climb the circular staircase to the bunkroom (double bed) and then the tower loft (twin & twin trundle) with gorgeous 360 degree views of the gulf and Destin area.

This is a home you will love with a location like no other!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Robin Ann Houtsma (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Robin Ann Houtsma

David and Robin live in Alpharetta, GA with their two beautiful daughters. Georgia is definitely home, but we LOVE Florida and the coastal waters of Destin can not be beat! We welcome you and your family to our home and hope it is as much the wonderful getaway for you as it is for us!

Robin Ann Houtsma purchased this house in 2008

Why Robin Ann Houtsma chose Crystal Beach

Our beautiful home sits nestled in the quaint Crystal Beach area of Destin, FL. Crystal beach is known for its beautiful water and quaint white picket fenced cottages. Our home leads the Water’s Edge subdivision, known for bringing the Florida Cottage style homes to the area.

Crystal Beach is convenient to all of the best restaurants including regionally known favorites like the Hard Rock Café, The Bonefish Grill, The Cracker Barrel, The Waffle House, Longhorn Steakhouse, Coldstone Creamery, and a Starbucks as well as many local hot spots located along the waterfront.

Destin is also a shopper’s paradise. Crystal Beach is located next to the new Destin Commons mall with water fountains and playgrounds for children and upscale shopping sure to fit every taste. Three miles to the East are the Destin Outlets where bargains make every day a “black Friday.”

To the West of Crystal Beach you will find value stores such as Walmart, Home Depot and other favorites as you journey toward the Harbor area Destin is famous for. Along the way you’ll find even more restaurants and family friendly activities like miniature golf, go-cart racing and water slides.

Part of what makes Crystal Beach such a wonderful area to vacation in is how it approaches the beach. Much of the Destin waterfront is surrounded by high rise condo developments that empty large groups of vacationers onto a limited beach area. But at Barracuda, you walk onto a beachfront area fronted by a neighborhood so there is always room to spread out on the sand.

Favorite area activities include fishing excursions and boat trips to Destin's favorite 'Crab Island.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Robin. Just wanted to let you know that we arrived late today and could not be happier with your home. It is even more lovely than advertised, by you. Also wanted to thank you for allowing us to stay an extra day. It was a godsend to be able to come a day earlier given the weather in the midwest.



We are so happy with your place that we would like you to consider renting it to again next year for approximately the same time period and then for

2 or 3 months the following year, after my wife retires. I assure you we will treat your home like it is our own.



Thanks again,



R. W.
Dec 2008
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Just a 60 second walk to sugar white sands!
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews
Charleston, SC
5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this beach cottage for a week while we were Destin for our wedding weekend. Perfect location (near the beach and all that the Crystal Beach area has to offer), exactly the kind of place we were looking for, pre and post wedding. The owners were great to work with, we will definitely be back year after year! Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kingwood, TX
5

LOCATION..LOCATION..LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Cottage. I will be renting this house again next year. Owner was a pleasure to work with, the entire process was simply effortless. House was everything that was represented on the website. The location was even more than I expected, it just can't be beat!! Very short walk to beach and the area is great for bicycling. My dogs enjoyed walks in the neighborhood. Thanks so much for allowing my 2 dogs, they are part of our family and we never leave home without them.

Looking forward to another amazing visit to Barracuda.

Thanks Robin

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Y'all were so wonderful to work with; we look forward to having you stay at our beach house again!
United States
5

Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful! I stayed here on my bachelorette trip Labor Day weekend with 12 other girls and there was plenty of room for us all. It is nicely redone and fully equipped. Very spacious main floor. I loved the fact that there were 2 decks on the main floor and a balcony off the tower. I can appreciate the great use of space for the loft bedroom. The ceilings are a little low but other than that it's a cozy space. My only small complaint about this property is that the shrubbery/landscaping could use some trimming. At times I had to push bushes out of the way to clear the pathway. Other than that this place is amazing. The neighborhood is quiet and the location is great. I was hesitant about having to take a short walk to the beach since I usually stay in condos but that is simply it...a short walk and you're there. I find it even better than a huge condominium because you typically have to walk to the elevator, wait, then walk around the pool to get to the beach boardwalk. One block is all you have to walk and it's a short block. We all had a wonderful, relaxing time at this home. Thank you to the owners for such a nice property, we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! And yes, those bushes grow fast. We had a major pruning done after your stay. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you back!
Cincinnati Area
5

Charming Cottage, Gorgeous Neighborhood, Wonderful Beach

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is storybook perfect; neighborhood is quaint and gorgeous; beach is perfect and just steps away from the cottage. Thank you, Robin, for sharing it with us!

Deborah & Family

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking great care of Barracuda House! We are so glad you that you had such a wonderful stay!!
United States
5

Laurien

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property. The house is so cute and clean and in the best location. The beds were comfortable, the A/C worked great, the ceiling fans were a bonus and the kitchen was well equipped. The house is a very short walk to the beach and very close to many restaurants and outdoor shopping malls. The ocean is nothing like I have seen anywhere else in Florida. The water was crystal clear and the sand was like white powder. So many beach activities to keep you busy. My kids loved renting a paddle board. I am hooked on Destin now. Why go to the Islands when you can go to Destin. The owners of the home were great to work with and always got back to me with answers to my questions. There was even fresh flowers on the kitchen table when we arrived. Our time in Destin with our family will be a vacation we will never forget. We loved it so much that we hope to own a vacation home there someday. Oh and the fact that we were able to bring our small dogs was perfect. We don't like traveling without them and thankfully we don't have to.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Buford GA
5

Holly Pascoe

  • 5 of 5

This house was the ultimate beach cottage getaway! It had every luxury we needed. Our children loved being so close to the beach and I loved sitting on the front porch and soaking up the sun and salty air! The vibe on the house was incredible and I felt the presence of The Holy Spirit! Robin was a delight to work with and we will look forward to coming back and enjoying this house again. It was a slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Miniature Golf, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring
Apr 5 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Summer
May 24 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2015 - Aug 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) Queen pull out
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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