HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4TH NIGHT FREE THROUGH FEB 2015 CLOSE TO THE BEACH

Cheryl. Thunder the sea

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4TH NIGHT FREE THROUGH FEB 2015 CLOSE TO THE BEACH

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home Sleeps 12. Fantastic Community Lagoon Pool!!

Thunder the Sea~

(Also see our other home located adjacent to this home- Ahoy Matey listing number 446785. Book both and receive a discount!)

Located in the Prestigious Gated community of Villages of Crystal Beach has all new upscale furnishings throughout. Thunder The Sea welcomes you with all the luxuries you would hope to find on your special get-away. Upon arrival, you are greeted with several welcoming gifts and the luxury you deserve.

We also own the home Ahoy MAtey, VRBO #446785. It located directly behind this home. Book both and receive a discounted rate!

We’ve tried to fill this home with everything you need for a comfortable, unforgettable Destin

Vacation. In fact, we’re hoping you enjoy your experience so much, you’ll be making your plans

before you leave for your next vacation with us. Enjoy a beach cart, beach chairs and beach toys.

Thunder The Sea is located just a few steps from the huge Lagoon Pool and hot tub. You can enjoy lush

landscaping all around and surround sound music playing all day. Sit and relax at the Tiki Hut

area with comfy seating, Plasma TV and large grilling area - perfect for chilling with your family

and friends! You can even reserve this area for private gatherings such as receptions and reunions

(a small fee for private parties). You will find a volley ball area near the south gate for lots of fun

in the sand.

Just 2 short blocks from here is the white sands and Emerald Green waters of Crystal Beach.

Seasonally, a trolley will transport you there, or you can take a short 5 minute stroll on

down. Right outside the north gate are tons of shops, Restaurants, grocery shopping, and so

much more. There are numerous golf courses within 1-5 miles of here.

Floor plan:

First floor has a very open floor plan with gourmet kitchen boasting granite tops and stainless

appliances with everything you need to create fabulous meals and entertain your friends and

family – a large breakfast bar overlooking the casual, yet elegant dining area and very spacious

living area. Master bedroom has a King bed and private bath with double vanity, walk in shower and a soaking tub. There is a powder room also located on the first floor.

Hard wood steps with iron railings lead you to the second floor where you will find the second

living area that leads to the quaint covered porch. In this area you will find a large LED TV and PS3 (please bring your own games). On this floor you will find master Suite #2 with King bed and full bathroom. Bedroom #3 has a Queen bed and leads you to the covered porch. Bedroom #4 has 2 sets creatively constructed bunk beds to sleep 4 with playful furnishings. A large bathroom with

double sinks and a Laundry area complete the second floor.

Free Wifi, extended cable channels, 6 flat screen LED TV’s and 2 DVD players add to this fine home. In addition to the grilling area at the pool, this home offers a private gas grill and a cart for your beach items to take along to the beach. For the babies in the family, we have a high chair, pac and play and baby gate.

Don't know Destin? - Here are some highlights and additionally, please see the Area guide for tons of fun stuff to do:

Villages of Crystal Beach is located just one block to numerous Shopping areas, Restaurants and entertainment. Famous Destin Commons is just across the highway with Rave Movies, Bass Pro Shop, tons of small shops, restaurants and coming soon is Uncle Bucks with bowling. Nearby you will find quite a few mini mall areas with Groceries, pharmacies and Gas stations. Be sure to visit the Harbor - Just a few miles to Harbor Walk Village, on the water. Tons of fun stuff to do for all ages - Zip Line, rent a boat, charter fishing, great restaurants, night life and live music almost nightly. Margaritaville opening early 2014.

Several Golf Courses are within a five mile range. You will find a few tennis clubs too.

Don't miss The Village of Baytown Wharf ( you can Zip line, play on the huge playground, walk along the pier, feed the fish, Great eateries and fun nightlife abound.

Guests of Destin Comforts enjoy lots of local vendor discounts including water sports and golf.

Come, stay, play, and make life long memories at Thunder The Sea!!!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Cheryl. Thunder the sea (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Cheryl. Thunder the sea

Our family has vistied the Destin area for several years now we love the emerald beaches and all the attractions of the area. The guys love the deep sea fishing and the girls love the shopping.

We finally decided last year instead of renting, to purchase our own home.

Cheryl. Thunder the sea purchased this house in 2013

Why Cheryl. Thunder the sea chose Crystal Beach

We decided upon Villages of Crystal Beach because we loved the location and the design of the homes. The gated community and beautiful lagoon style pool were also a big attraction. The new construction was an added bonus because we could put our own personal touch on our home away from home. This is a perfect vacation home for our family. We hope you will enjoy it as well.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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based on 14 traveler reviews

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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469224vb
-+ (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Texas
2

Expected more for the price

  • 2 of 5
We rented this house for a week for a family of 12 (7 adults & 5 children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9) Pros: Upon arrival the house was clean, kitchen was stocked well, always hot water available for showers, guest room mattress were comfortable, the pool was close by, there is a wagon for pulling your toys to the beach as this was nice to have available. Very close to restaurants, shopping and family activities. Cons: The mattress on the sofa bed in the loft area was very thin and no fitted sheet available to put on it and no extra blankets or sheets in the house, my adult son and Daughterinlaw had to sleep on this mattress with no sheet and a throw we bought at Walmart. The mattress on the bunk beds were as thin as the sofa bed mattress...this is unacceptable for the weekly price of this house. Only two towels in the bathrooms (no extras), the loft area and front bedroom had these "see through" shades, at night from the outside you could see inside.....I found this unacceptable as well. The outside balcony on the second floor was filthy and needed a good scrubbing, the grill on the front porch was filthy as well and the burners need to be replaced, we could only grill on one side with a small flame. The house had a couple of beach chairs that were rusted and we didnt want to risk sitting in them. Beach access is at least a 15-20 minute walk. For the price we paid for this house I definately expected more and better quality. Would I recommend this house to friends and family....no I would not.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments very much, as we strive very hard to keep our guests happy each week.
I do have some comments in return however. There are 2 towels PER PERSON in each bathroom, making a total of 24 towels, washcloths and plenty of hand towels and kitchen towels. The beach is literally only 2 blocks from this house as you can see from the map, so I am not sure why it took so long to get to the beach when it is a 5-7 minute easy walk. We send numerous emails to our guests before and after departure, before hand to be sure you know that we are at your service 24/7 and our maintenance number is posted in several areas of the house in easy view and in the house book. If any of the problems mentioned had been an issue, if we had received a call, we certainly would have repaired any issues or replaced any sheets that may have been missing. We keep extra sheets in the adjacent bedroom so maybe they were just missed. We have never had any complaints on any of the bedding in any of the rooms.
I would recommend any future guests to read all of the other positive comments posted by our past guests to make an informed decision on renting this very fine home.
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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469224vb
-+ (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
This place was amazing! We all wished we could have stated another week. All of the pictures were very true to life. Everything was beautiful. The pool area was amazing. We had to convince the children to leave the pool to go to the beach. The walk to the beach was a little much for my 3 year old but there is always the trolley and lots of public parking. They had a large and small cooler which was helpful for beach trips. Tons of pool/beach toys. I would easily go back to the same house and I can't wait for my next trip to Destin!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469224vb
-+ (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
4

Very pleased

  • 4 of 5
We were there for a week with 5 adults and 5 children ages 19mth – 10 years old.
House Pros: The house is very roomy with enough space to avoid feeling like you’re on top of each other. The furniture is comfy including the bed in the king room upstairs. The bunk bed mattresses were pretty thin and quite firm. The carpeting was clean and not your typical “sticky” carpeting found in other rentals. The kitchen was spacious and very well stocked. If you are bringing small children, you may want to bring your own plastic cups. There are tons of towels in the bathrooms and kitchen. The washer and dryer were very convenient to have. Bring your own dishwasher and laundry detergent. The house also has an outdoor storage bin full of beach chairs (I think 6), some sand toys, and few boogie boards. The grill was a nice size and great to have. The wireless internet provided was fast and had no problems with multiple devices on it at the same time. Cons: The tile floors in the downstairs were EXTEMELY dirty. All of our white sock turned black. We actually went out and bought a swiffer mop to be able to clean the floors daily. We did find a mop in the house for us to use, but it was the kind you wring out and it was pretty nasty. The sheets in the king room upstairs had stains on them. There are NO curtains in the entire house. If you want to be able to sleep past 7am then you may want to bring some dark sheets to hang in the windows. The queen room upstairs has roller type shades that are very “see through” from the outside at night, they appear to provide privacy from the inside. I wonder if previous renters knew this. The house could also use more towel hangers. We found the previous renter’s clothes in the drawers and wet towels when we arrived. Beach: It’s definitely not a straight shot to the beach. You have to walk 2 block to the main highway and walk another block down the highway to find a public beach access. There is a narrow boardwalk and flight of stairs. This is all fine if you have teens or adults with you. However, if you have toddlers or young children this can be pretty challenging with wagons to carry chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, etc… Once you’re on the beach, the public can only use about 100 feet of beach as there are private areas roped off on both sides of the public access. It became VERY crowded. Pool:The pool was amazing ! There is a pool attendant that ensures everything is perfect.The only downside to the pool area was the lack of umbrellas.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice comments. I am very sorry about the report on the floor. We do not have daily maid service and with people coming and going all day long, walking on the asphalt road, carrying in ice chests, groceries, etc... the floor is bound to get dirty. I have taken note of the condition of the mop and it will be replaced immediately.
As for the beach, Destin is a very popular vacation destination and summer is hoping all season long. There are numerous beach access along the beach road with the large James Lee Park nearby. Next time check that one out, I think you will find it much roomier and lots of activity at the Crab Trap, playground and beach bar. Have a great summer and please come see us again in Destin soon!
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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469224vb
-+ (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Louisiana
5

Thunder the Sea

  • 5 of 5
We loved everything about this property, easy access to the beach, the pool area is awesome. Very close to everything. I would definitely recommend this property. I can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469224vb
-+ (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Hudson, Wisconsin
5

Awesome Beach Home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this house with another family (4 adults, 4 kids total) for a week for me and my husband's vow renewal on the beach. We were ecstatic about this property! The kitchen was beautiful with everything we needed for cooking meals. The living spaces were open and spacious. The bedrooms were large, very well decorated, and inviting. There were more than enough bathrooms to accommodate everyone. We absolutely loved the pool area, the veranda, and the short walk to the beautiful beach! We couldn't have been more pleased! We will definitely be staying at "Thunder the Sea" again! Thank you, Cheryl!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HUGE FALL SALE!!!! 4th night free through Feb 2015 Close to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469224vb
-+ (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Macon, Ga.
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this property as a group of 5 adult siblings plus spouses. It more than met our needs. The property is only about a year old so the furniture and appliances are new. We took advantage of the gas grill in addition to visiting nearby restaurants. The beach is only about a 10 minute walk on quiet residential streets. We mistakenly left clothes in the dryer and the owner already had them boxed for mailing when we called. I would recommend this property for a great family vacation.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
VPS (Ft. Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Johnny O'Quigley
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Emerald Coast Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Outback, Chillis, Fridays, Miller Ale House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crystal Beach

Ask about our discounts on Water park, water sports and Golf!

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Availability & Rates

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Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Winter
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Winter
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
$5,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$3,000
 
 
Pre Summer
May 9 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$5,000
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$9,000
 
 
July 4th weeks
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
$9,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$9,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
$5,000
 
 
Post Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$5,000
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$5,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2015 - Oct 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$1,700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,700
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$1,700
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,700
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2016 - Feb 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$130
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190 + Tax
Damage Security $30
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $250 Payment due at reservation. Final Balance due 45 days Prior to arrival, no fee with Debit card or cashier's check.
Check in 4:00 PM, Check out 10:00AM

******Rates are subject to change*******
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1958 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Cute Powder room on first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , master bath on second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath on second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 (Second Floor) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 (2nd Floor) - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 Sets Of Bunkbeds
  • Also, in 2nd Living Space on the Second Floor you have a Sofa Sleeper
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Guests of Destin Comforts can enjoy discount water Park tickets, 10% off Water Sports and discount golf. ** Inquire for details
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