|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Location! Location! Location! This bright, sunny cottage provides the perfect vacation retreat only 8 houses to the beach! Best of all – you won’t be crossing any roads to get there. Located within walking distance to Silver Sands Outlets, grocery store, restaurants, and an ice-cream shop! Forget something back at the house? Want to come home for lunch or run to the bathroom?
Backwards Crab is less than a 2 minute walk from the beach boardwalk to your vacation home. Gulfside Cottages is a quaint, 29 home community with palm tree lined streets and sidewalks on both sides. The community pool offers a chance to lay out and soak up some rays while the kids get out their energy! We are 4 homes away from the community pool. You can park your car under the covered carport and never need to use it again! Wash off the sand from the day with the outside shower. Relax on one of our 4 porches. Our porch off of the kitchen has 2 high top tables and 4 chairs.
You will not be disappointed when you stay here. This house oozes with beach charm. From the fun, bright, colors to the beachy decor, everything about this home screams 'you're at the beach!'
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• First floor
o Master bedroom King size bed with full bath and two closets
o Second bedroom with Queen size bed and full bath.
o Full size washer/dryer
• Second floor
o Living area
Dining table seats four, plus 4 bar stools at the bar.
o Porch off of kitchen area has 2 high top tables with 4 chairs.
o Bedroom with two twin beds (with trundles) and a full bath.
• Each bedroom has private balcony or porch!
• 4 flat screen TV’s,
• Books, board games and cards for rainy days
• 4 DVD players
• XBox 360 (4 controllers and games)
• BBQ Grill located near carport
• 1,468 square feet
All linens are provided as well as 8 beach chairs, 8 beach towels, some beach toys and 4 umbrellas. We also have free WIFI.
Keywords: House, cottage,
We love how this house isn't just a house at the beach, it looks like a beach house! The unique color scheme and decorations lend to the feeling of being on a beach vacation. We love the bright colors and the cute neighborhood.
Loved it! Absolutely wonderful. We plan on making "The Backwards Crab" our new family tradition!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Backwards Crab was exactly as it was described, but even better. We stayed from April 24-27, 2015. It was clean, well stocked with everything you could possibly need (except for food), beautifully decorated, a very short walk to the beach, on a lovely, quiet street! The beach was just perfect. Not busy or overly crowded. There were others there, but we had plenty of space and privacy. The sands are sugary white and the water is the perfect shade of turquoise. There were so many amenities provided! For example, beach toys, beach umbrellas and chairs, a wagon to carry all of the items you need to the beach, a floor fan (we were SO happy to see this), a cooler, many kitchen tools, bathroom and shower supplies, extra blankets and pillows, etc. It was a truly lovely experience for our whole family. Our children (ages 6 and 3) could not have loved their first trip to the ocean any more! Thank you for making this a perfect beach getaway; a first for our family, but certainly not our last.
Backwards Crab is exactly as described by owner. Clean and cheerful, with decks from every room. We stayed from Jan 9th to Mar 31st, 2015, and have already booked for next year. It has everything we could possibly need, TV's, WiFi, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas. It is in a quiet setting, but a very short walk to the beautiful beach, which we took advantage of every day. We also enjoyed the pool across the street from Backwards Crab.
Lisa is a joy to rent from, and as we told her, a wonderful landlord!! The kitchen and baths were supplied with everything that we needed to begin our stay. We are looking forward to next year.
The Backwards Crab was perfect for our family! We stayed at the Backwards Crab Labor Day Weekend 2014 with my parents, 2 teenagers, and two 5 year olds. ALL were very happy with the BC! It is a two level home, which offered a sense of space and privacy if/when the living area became too loud with football on the TV and the little one playing with his toys. The two bottom floor rooms have their own bathrooms and porches with comfy chairs. The upstairs room and living area each have a balcony and share a bathroom. The 3 bathrooms were a blessing for getting ready! The boardwalk to the beach is visible from the driveway and only took 3-4 minutes to walk. It was very close to the beach. The beach was phenomenal! There was plenty of non-condo chaired beach to enjoy and the water was the clearest blue-green. We never made it to the pool b/c we were having so much fun at the beach. I thought the pool seemed much closer to the BC than I expected from the listing photo. From the upstairs room balcony, if you look to the left, the pool is across the street. This house was extremely well stocked and had EVERYTHING we could have needed. The kitchen had 2 drawers with 2 sets of silverware and every cooking utensil/pan we needed to cook with. The wagon made taking the chairs, toys, cooler, and umbrellas to the beach a breeze! Another thing we loved was the shower outside for us to rinse off the sand! There were flashlights in the pantry, and nets, and buckets in the outside storage box so we went "crab hunting" one night on the beach. It was great! All were tickled to find multiple boogie boards to play with at the beach in the closet and storage box, however, several were broken (Styrofoam). They were still fun to play with and a blessing to have for the weekend. I thought the house looked even better in person than the listing photos portrayed. The decor is fantastic and everything ties together for a fun and comfortable environment. I was told bymy mom and teenage son the couch was extra comfy. The chocolate crabs were a nice welcome and personal touch. All were impressed with how clean the BC was when we arrived. Our teenagers walked to the Outlet Mall, which is conveniently across a main street from the neighborhood. Lisa was very easy to communicate with, accommodating, and always replied the same day with any questions I had and I had several. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Backwards Crab and hope to return next year!
We had a wonderful trip here. The house was great and better than we could have imagined. Wonderful location, close to everything that we needed and could want. Our family had a wonderful time and will have many memories!! THANKS!!
My family and I can not say enough great things about our stay at the Backwards Crab! This place is perfect if you have a family with children! Everything has been thought of for you from the wagon to take to the beach, stroller, beach towels, beach toys, baby gate, high chair, containers to store your food in, wifi, and just about any other amenity that you would have in your own home. This is a great location to enjoy the beach in a private setting, across from the pool, and close to grocery, shopping, and restaurants. We will be recommending the Backwards Crab to all of our friends and family that visit Destin! Thank you for making our first visit to Destin an experience to remember for a lifetime!!! :)
The house is great! It's like a 2 minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes to the Win Dixie, Dollar General, Alvin's Island and Outlet malls. The house was clean and well taken care of and in a safe neighborhood. The owners were a pleasure to work with. The master bed was very comfortable! It had all the comforts of home and the community was well taken care of. Would love to return.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 11 2015
9 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.