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Castaway Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi, Golf Cart

Patty and Darwin

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Patty and Darwin

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Castaway Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi, Golf Cart

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

CASTAWAY COTTAGE in beautiful Crystal Beach, Destin, Florida.

Our charming beach cottage features 3 bedrooms, one King and two Queens plus a PRIVATE POOL and Pirate Buggy!

We purchased this charming single level cottage

located just 2 blocks from beautiful 'Crystal Beach, Destin Florida'. We have had so much fun decorating and tried to make it as comfortable as if you were at home and hope you will like it as much as we do.

The location of Castaway Cottage is perfect for your visit to the Destin area with easy access to the beach (with our Pirate Buggy (golf cart), beach bikes or easy stroll), shopping and restaurants. 'Crystal Beach Cottages in Destin Florida' are known for their charming picket fences and colorful 'beachy' exteriors. Enter through the arbor to stone pavers with lush palms. Relax on the front porch, listen to the waves and enjoy calming gulf breezes!

Castaway Cottage features a spacious living dining combination decorated to create a private tropical oasis. The living area has a sofa, love seat, bamboo easy chair with storage foot rest. The guys will love the 55 inch flat screen with Blu Ray player, Bose sound system plus premium Cable TV. Stay connected with WiFi. A Cozy fireplace will cut the chill from late night dips in your private pool. Our kitchen is fully furnished with all NEW stainless steel applicances and will impress the most descriminating chef!

Just off the living room is the Master Suite with King plush bedding, charming bay window seating and 32 inch TV with a built in DVD player. The master bedroom has it's own private bath with a soaking tub / shower with glass doors, large 'sit down' dressing vanity complete with hair dryer and lighted make up mirror.

From the kitchen enter into the 'gaming area' with it's own 32 inch flat screen, Blu Ray player plus ***X BOX ONE ****. The laundry room is just off the alcove and features a washer/dryer, iron and board plus pool towels complete with a Castaway 'Wilson' volleyball.

A hallway seperates two additional Queen bedrooms, each with their own 24inch cable TV's with built in DVD players. At the end of the hall is a full bath with tub/shower combination.

French doors lead to a spacious covered back porch with patio furniture for relaxing and enjoying the view of the landscaped yard and pool. A TEN FOOT privacy fence will ensure those late night skinning dipping swims in the 9 X 24 foot pool. Feel secure with our alarm system with 'door alarms' so you know who is coming / going to the pool area.

Prepare those freshly caught seafood delights on your gas grill. Dine under the stars from your private Castaway Cottage

backyard oasis.

We love to pamper our guest with plush robes, pool towels and other surprise treats. We have decorated and furnished our Destin Beach home as if we were living there and invite you to come experience true Southern Hospitality.

Castaway Cottage welcomes small pampered pets, because we know pets are family too! Castaway Cottage, perfect accommodations from romantic honeymoon getaway's to family vacations. We hope to see you soon!

Patty and Darwin

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Patty and Darwin (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Patty and Darwin

We are so fortunate to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. We currently own several cabins in Pigeon Forge and have had years of experience with 'vacation rental property'. All our properties are furnished with the guest in mind and hope that our visitors here will also enjoy our Destin Beach Cottage. Our business Affordable Cabins in the Smokies keeps us quite busy, but we still love to ride our Harley in the national park and hike with our pets. Our two small dogs travel with us everywhere we go and we know true pet lovers will and have respected our properties.

Off time includes enjoying nature from our back porch and cooking on the grill.

Patty and Darwin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Patty and Darwin chose Crystal Beach

We have vacationed in Destin for years with family and friends. We love the quaint 'village atmosphere, sandy white beaches, seafood and deep sea fishing.

We would always play 'Wilson' (volleyball) at the beach or pool.

We were quite blessed when the opportunity became available to purchase this cottage and hence the name, Castaway Cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Two fenced in yards are perfect for pets, easy location to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Hop on the bikes or cruise Scenic 98 along the beach in our Pirate Buggy. Our guest love the extra amenities you won't find anywhere else!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect Destin Retreat

Completely outfitted home with perfect amenities. The house was very clean, comfortable, and a wonderful seaside retreat. The golf cart was fun and handy for quick rides to the beach, and the backyard pool was a huge hit with our kids. We slept like babies in the comfortable beds with high-thread-count sheets, and the neighborhood was quiet. Unlike most vacations, noise was not a factor, which allowed us to sleep in as late as we wanted. And the fully-fenced yard allowed our small dog to enjoy the outdoors when we were outside, too. The nearby shopping and eateries rounded out this stellar vacation. Even though our drive was a long one, we would do it again in a heartbeat if we could stay at Castaway Cottage. Perfect vacaton!
Jun 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Castaway Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi, Golf Cart
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
St Louis MO

Little GEM

  • 5 of 5

For lack of a better word FANTASTIC. Patty and Darwin have gone out of their way to ensure a great place to stay. The cottage is very clean, secure and great amenities. I had many questions and they were always available to answer. The décor was fabulous. The cottage location is central to everything. Will definitely be back for another vacation. Thanks for sharing this little piece of paradise with others.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aaahhhh shucks, boy do we appreciate guest like you. Can't wait for you guys to come back to our gem in Destin. Patty and Darwin

Exceptional cottage! Wonderfully decorated and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I was impressed the minute I stepped foot inside the Castaway! No detail was left unturned and I am hard to please! We walked in and there was a lovely gift for me on the master bed. That gift made me feel like I was appreciated and the extra touch was thoughtful. The furniture was comfortable and well maintained, and the decor was fantastic. My kids had a blast roaming the area both by foot and using the pirate golf cart. We walked to the yogurt shop almost every night for a treat, and it took us three minutes! And coffee or smoothies at Camille's was right up the street. The weather wasn't great, but it didn't matter much as I was very comfortable relaxing on the back porch with a good book. The TV's in each bedroom was a good addition. The master bedroom and bath were FANTASTIC. The bed was a little too high (maybe a step stool would help) but very comfortable. I have been coming to Destin for 30 years and this is my most favorite cottage. Many friends stayed in other cottages in the neighborhood and Castaway was by far the nicest. The pool was great, plenty of lounge chairs and an umbrella. The privacy fence was perfect for those who want quiet and seclusion. The added touches make this cottage the perfect spot for anyone looking for comfort, relaxation and fun! Thank you to Diana who was on hand to help with anything we needed. She was great--made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, We try hard to think of everything to make our guest feel comfortable, relaxed and "AT HOME". It makes us proud when guest love our Destin Cottage as much as we do. We appreciate you and hope you will visit us again. Patty and Darwin Patty
Nashville TN

Love Castaway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Patty and Darwin this place is fab your attention to detail went beyond any expectations, exceptionally clean, exceptionally well equipped with everything to make your vacation something to remember. The lovely robes and towels were awesome, the golf cart was also a great added bonus which we had lots of fun in, location great too and having your own pool was great after a day at the beach. love love love this place will be back for sure thanks again Gary and Tina Nashville TN

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you soooo much, hope you guys will return again soon!
Houston, Texas

Vickie & Al King

  • 5 of 5

We have sayed at a number of VRBO's in the past in different places. The Castaway Cottage was so superiorly equipped with everything My husband is a chef and the cookware, kitchen utensils and dishes, etc. were truly way-above and beyond what we have exprienced before.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We hope you will return again soon to Castaway! Patty
League Ctiy, Tx

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Destin and we are so happy that we chose the Castaway cottage. The house is very nicely decorated in a beachy theme with lots of personal touches. The beds were comfy, the towels are plush, and the cottage was well-equipped with items for the beach and pool. The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need for your stay besides food of course.

The distance to the beach is about a quarter of a mile so you could easily walk. The golf cart made going to the beach easy and enjoyable if you were taking chairs and floats. The pool was also a big hit during our stay. The temperature of the pool was refreshing, even though we stayed during August.

We loved the Castaway and will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for so much for staying with us, hope to see you again next year!
Knoxville, TN - Austin, TX

Best place we have ever stayed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Not sure if I will be able to describe in words how much we enjoyed our stay at Castaway Cottage but I will give it my best shot. I have stayed in several VRBO properties in the past and this property is by far the BEST! Everything about the cottage was amazing from the location to the attention to detail and allowing our precious fur babies to join us made it that much more special. Each day we said that we discovered something new in the cottage whether it be decorations or things to make our stay more enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, pirate buggy and beautiful landscaping. Honestly I can't say enough wonderful things about the property and Patty. The owners were always quick to respond to my emails and went above and beyond in accommodations. So thanks Patty so much for all your help! We can't wait to return again and there is no other property we would want to stay at in Destin :-)! Thanks for making our vacation so wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thanks for staying with us, can't wait to see those babies in their 'swimsuits' enjoying the pool.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crystal Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Car: not necessary

Soak in the sun at the beach, relax in your own private pool, take the 'Pirate Buggy' or bikes out for a cruise or take in the many other amenities located two short blocks from our 'Castaway Cottage', such as the renowned Destin Commons, with its 75 plus stores, including the new 55,000 square foot Bass Pro Shop, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie, the renowned Hard Rock Cafe, the Rave Motion Picture theater, and the Publix grocery store, to name but a few. The Destin Commons has received over 20 million visitors! If golfing is your 'bag', treat yourself to any of the 15 finest, world-class golf courses available, such as Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, 4 courses in Sandestin, and Camp Creek.

The Destin Harbor is minutes away for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, boating and jet-skiing. The harbor is your gateway to the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico! And how about the many fine eateries serving up their fresh catch of the day (many are withing walking distance from our cottage).


Rates & Availability

From $2,450 Per week

Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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peak summer vacation
May 30 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes optional trip insurance allows for refunds due to last minute covered cancellations
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Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) New plush mattress, Queen size Beds (2) New plush mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cruise the beach with our new Golf Cart (pirate buggy) or enjoy 4 Beach Bikes for crusing the neighborhood

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