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Fall Rates are Great! Golf Cart Avail to rent Pvt Pool, Close to Bch, Pets

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bath, sleeps 12, private heated pool, pet & family friendly

This magnificent Mediterranean style home, with granite kitchen, master bath tile, and carpet, has all the amenities you would look for in a vacation home, close to the beach, close to shopping and restaurants, and located in an upscale beach neighborhood.

Stir up a batch of Margaritas in the new, updated kitchen, and enjoy them on the comfortable back patio overlooking the private pool and its lighted waterfall. Experience priceless family memories, and perfect your grilling technique on the patio BBQ.

A big home, there’s ample room for all, friends, children and pets. All will love the fenced yard.

Your master suite, with a completely updated master bath, includes a separate living area. Both guest bedrooms have their own private bath and private balconies (with partial gulf view).

Neighborhood amenities include volleyball, Olympic-sized community pool (across the street), overflow parking and tennis courts. (RV, boat, trailer, jet ski parking upon approval)


• Sleeps – 12 (2-Kings, 1 Queen, 2 sets of Twin Bunks, queen sofa sleeper)

• Accommodation – 3 bed/3 bath

• Location – upscale private beach community, 1 block to beach

• Features –private pool, beach access (900 ft), private beach access, 3 car parking, pet area

• Perfect for – couples, families, pets and special occasions.

• A Street Legal Golf Cart is available for use. Please call for Details. Must be over 25 to operate.


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Rick or Debbie Scali or Billy Glasby
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Rick or Debbie Scali or Billy Glasby

My wife Debbie and I started this business in 2002 because of the frustration we felt in trying to find Pet Friendly vacation accommodations. We have traveled with our pets for years. Some of the places we stayed were less than clean, and it was obvious by the smell that the accommodations allowed pets. We vowed when we started our vacation rental business that all of our homes would be pet friendly and all squeaky clean.

Other pet peeves (excuse the pun) is that many of the rental houses we stayed at did not have matching dishes or silverware or glasses and; the pots and pans were either dented, burned or missing. So we also vowed to include everything we could think of to furnish our kitchens including matching dishes, silverware, glasses, a full set of pots and pans, coffee maker, blender, and crock-pot. It now tickles us when we hear guests say they couldn't find anything we did not have.

We think you will find our prices very competitive to other rental homes, and we believe our quality and attention to detail exceeds our competition. I'm not referring necessarily to expensive furniture or furnishings, but rather to cleanliness, comfort and tasteful decorations; and not to mention our kitchens being fully equipped. The most common comment we receive from our guests is that our homes are much nicer than the pictures portray. The greatest compliment to our effort is the increasing number of repeat guests that have turned into great friends.

Rick or Debbie Scali or Billy Glasby purchased this house in 2006


based on 30 traveler reviews

Fall Rates are Great! Golf Cart Avail to rent Pvt Pool, Close to Bch, Pets
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Franklin, TN

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful "girls only" long weekend we had at Aqua Terra! The accommodations were terrific and Rick and Debbie delightful. I've been coming to Destin for 27 years and this was positively the best place we've stayed. We will be back and just might even let the guys join us next time. Thanks Rick and Debbie.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Great location! Great space!

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend's parents have been traveling to Destin for decades and they've always rented condos in the Holiday Isle section of Destin. This summer (after not visiting for 7 years), we decided we wanted a single-family house so we can bring our pups. After looking at several rentals, we settled on this property due to location and availability.

Location: On the section of Crystal Beach. Mainly single-family homes in communities. This community is itty bitty and is on a dead end street. The walk from the home to the beach is about 5 minutes. CLOSE!

Beach: emerald green water! You can't beat it. When we were there in mid-Sept. it was never super busy. The access to the beach is through a private gate.


-we loved the pool in the back. While it isn't big, it's big enough to just lounge around. It was nice to have be able to jump into the pool after a full day on the beach.

-while we only had 4 people in group, the room has plenty of room for many more! The bunk beds would come in handy for a family with a lot of kids.

-the home was completely tiled (which is smart since the home is pet friendly)

-the beds were comfortable

-the kitchen is tiny! It's a narrow space so it's hard for two people to fit in the space. Also, I think it would make a world of different if the property owner's would have basic ingredients stocked (salt, pepper, sugar, coffee filters).

-the A/C had a tough time cooling the 2nd floor.

-Golf Cart: comes in handy when you have to lug stuff out to the beach.

Overall, we had a great time staying at this property! Would consider renting it again on our next Destin trip (hopefully it won't be 7 years until our next trip!).

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Aqua Terra home is a ...

  • 5 of 5

The Aqua Terra home is a fabulous place to stay. It had everything we were looking for in a pet friendly vacation rental. We felt very much at home here.

What impressed us the most was the cleanliness of the home & property, as you never know what your getting yourself into with a "pet friendly rental." We wouldn't hesitate to rent again from Mr. Scali--very personable and helpful gentleman. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Robert and Londa Bollinger & "Millie"

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

We completely enjoyed our...

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our stay at Aqua Terra! The home is beautiful, very comfortable and in an excellent neighborhood. The fenced area for the dog was a great feature. We especially enjoyed breakfast on the patio beside the pool and our large master bedroom. The walk to the beach really is a very short and enjoyable one. We would definitely stay at Aqua Terra again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, Ky

Thanks for a fun and rela...

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a fun and relaxing vacation!! The kids loved the pool and golf carts! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton, FL

This was our second year ...

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Aqua Terra, and as I expected everything was perfect. It's our favorite "home" away from home. Our pups enjoyed being outside and spending our vacation with us. We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aqua Terra is in the center of beach activities, great shopping, golf, deep sea fishing, and fabulous restaurants - and plenty of entertainment for the kids (regardless of age), water parks, go carts, aquarium, movie theater and more. Aqua Terra is located just off Scenic Highway 98, a great walking and biking area up and down the Crystal Beach area. In additional to our private pool, the development has a community pool, tennis courts (so bring your rackets), and sand volley ball court.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Processing $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Accidental Damage Policy $65
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are based on a minimum of 12 guests, additional guests above 12 to a maximum of 14 is $100.00/wk per person plus taxes. Check-in 4:00PM, Check-out 10:00AM. Pool Heating optional $85/day $500/week. A Street Legal Golf Cart is available for use. Please call for Details. Must be over 25 to operate.

Accidental Damage $65 Mandatory non-refundable. Reservation Hold is approx. 50% when booking. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Pets:1st over 50 pounds $35/day under 50 pounds Pet $20/day, each additional pet $15 per day. Monthly:1st Pet $150 each add'l pet $75. Monthly rentals: Utilities are included electric over $300/month renter will pay the difference

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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    1st Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • Each bedroom has their own private bathroom and private balcony.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 King Bed & TV Sitting area
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    2nd Guest BR - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 Queen and 1 bunk bed
    1st Guest BR - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 King and 1 bunk bed
  • Each Bedroom has a private bathroom. Guest Bedrooms each have their own private balcony. Total sleeping capacity is 12, rental rate is based on 10 guests with an extra fee for each guest above 10 for a total of 12.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pool Heating Optional: $85/Day (3 day minimum)$500.00/Week A Street Legal Golf Cart is available for use. Please call for Details. Must be over 25 to operate. high chair, pack n play available

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