About the property
- House1450 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8-10
Our charming three bedroom cottage is located in Destin's Crystal Beach community. Conveniently located just one and one-half blocks from the pristine Emerald Coast beach. It is an easy walk and there are no busy streets to cross. With 20-foot high vaulted ceilings and a retractable wall of glass overlooking our private pool, our home allows the outside to become part of your everyday living environment. Every room's has ceiling fans and there is one TV/VCR/DVD in each bedroom! Visit with the neighbors on the front porch Adirondack chairs, or if you prefer, enjoy the privacy of the secluded backyard.
The Great Escape is a wonderful retreat for families and couples. The contemporary decor and open floor plan allow you to relax in the comfort of our home. Within walking distance to many restaurants, great shopping and activities, you will love our home! The location is convenient to Destin Commons, Big Kahuna Water Theme Park, and various other local attractions.
Amenities: Private pool (heated seasonally for nominal charge), air conditioning, Cable TV, VCR, stereo, CD player, fully equipped kitchen, blender, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, cooking utensils provided, linens (beach and bath) provided, full size washer and dryer, gas grill, iron & ironing board, outdoor Adirondack chairs and dining set, pool floats, pack ‘n play and booster seats for ages 6 months and up.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Nancy Phinney
It all started when Scott and I were living in Boston and needed "an escape". A weekend in Destin led to buying a lot and building a home! We are now settled in Minnesota with 3 kids and enjoy The Great Escape even more, but not as often as we'd like. We work hard to ensure your visit to our home will be relaxing, fun and memorable. And, we hope you'll return to The Great Escape again and again.
Nancy Phinney purchased this House in 1998
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Completely Wonderful Place
We loved the house and the location. The pics do not do justice for the house itself or the yard.The place is spacious and inviting. And the yard is a little piece of your own personal paradise. I highly recommend renting this place for your next stay in Destin.
We are so thrilled that you loved your stay at our home! I take pictures every year and it is so hard to capture the space - with the vaulted ceilings and glass doors. We hope to have you return to our home next time you are in Destin.
Great Escape or Little Paradise
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Great Escape! The house was the perfect size for us and very comfortable. We lucked out and didn't have neighbors on either side of us during our visit. I enjoyed the pool, just about every day and the water temp was perfect in the low 80's. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and look forward to having you return.
We had a wonderful, relaxing week. Hated to leave.
The Great Escape was a very nice, clean home for us and our two small dogs to stay in for a week. The layout of the house worked perfectly for us. We loved the privacy we had in the backyard and we were able to just let our little dogs run in the back yard while we swam. The house had everything we needed to bathe, cook, go to the beach, and grill with. We were able to wash several loads of clothes so we had less laundry to do when we got home. My only negative comments would be that the hot water did not work in one side of the large shower and even though we paid for the heated pool I am not really sure it was on. The property Manager did let us know that he was not sure about the pool heater so he was up front right away. All in all, those things were very minor compared to our enjoyment of the home. We walked to the beach several times, and shopping areas and restaurants we basically right down the road. Property Manager and Owner were both wonderful to work with. Totally professional. We loved our first time in Destin.
Thank you for your detailed review. I work hard to be responsive and provide a home where people can relax and unwind. I wish I had known about the shower and pool heat sooner as we would have addressed immediately. So glad you enjoyed your time in Destin and we hope you will return to The Great Escape.
A few of my girlfriends and I stayed here for a long weekend and it couldn't have been better! The house was nicer than the pictures showed and the pool/patio area was just perfect to hang out after the beach. I highly recommend it and would definitely stay here again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your Girls’ Weekend! Thank you for the great review. We hope you’ll return to stay at our home.
Great place for family
We loved this home and will definitely stay again! Great area, quiet street and just a short walk to the beach. The house was clean and wonderfully decorated. Enjoyed every minute.
Great spot... Close to everything
We've spent the last 8 years coming to Destin and this was a great find. House was clean, everything worked, and the property manager and owner were both very responsive. We had two families of 4 and the bunk bed room was awesome for all 4 kids. The public beach access is tiny and I do not recommend setting up there..... I recommend you walk 80 yards to the right on the other side of the private beach and set up shop for the day. It's almost as if no one knows that is a public access beach over there. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.
The 'World's Luckiest' fishing village has even more to offer than beautiful white sand beaches and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. When the sun goes down or the clouds wander over, enjoy some of the best shopping and dining in Destin! Click the links below to see some of Destin's area attractions: Dining, fishing, golfing, recreation, shopping. Other Activities: Water theme parks, outlet shopping, mini golf
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fees are included in the weekly rate. We only rent Sat-Sat during the peak summer months. For nightly rentals, the cleaning fee is $175. Pet fee is $100 per pet per week. The pool can be heated, upon request, for $150 per week.