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Stacy Reed

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Nantucket Rainbow Cottage 8A* Steps to the beach* Pool* Crystal Beach, Destin

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bd w/Queen bed, Hall Bunks, Queen hide-a-bed, 1 bathroom sleeps 6, ocean view

Nantucket Cottage 8 A- Is located on Scenic 98 in the exclusive Crystal Beach Area Directly Across the Street from the Beach with 2 Public Beach Access's . There is beach access one block to the left of the unit and one block to the right of the unit.

At Nantucket Cottage 8A, we offer you the best of both worlds. As owners, we assist you with finding our property and sharing information with you. At booking time, you can either book through us the owners as we have access to their reservation system or call Sandcastle Escapes (our property management company) to make your reservations directly.


1. Call Sandcastle Escapes , inquire and book your reservation on the phone and be done with it. : (866) 626-4208 Specify Nantucket Cottage #8A.


2. Hit the Inquiry button which will send us an email. We will then either call you with a quote and info or email it to you. You then can choose to make the reservation with us over the phone or we can refer you to Sandcastle Escapes.

You can also check out my other unit, the downstairs unit: Unit B: HomeAway 3753393

You can also check out the upstairs unit as well: Unit A: HomeAway 202280

We welcome you to our second home! Our little home away from Home in Destin, FL.. We hope you will choose to stay with us, and hope you have a FANTASTIC VACATION !!!!

Call for any questions or for availability. We try to keep the Calendar updated, but you can send us an inquiry to make sure your dates are available. Non Smoking and No Pets (we cannot make exception.) Must be 25 or Older (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Great Comfortable Quaint place to stay for vacation !!!

We would love for you to come try our Home Away from Home and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Feel free to contact us for information or contact the property manager directly for availability and reservations. Property management by Sandcastle Escapes: (866) 626-4208 Specify Nantucket Cottage #8A.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stacy Reed (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Stacy Reed

Living in small town north Georgia, I love the outdoors with our meandering creeks, lakes and wooded hillsides. People always speak a friendly greeting when meeting on the streets. Play time is especially important to my family and outdoor sports are our calling. We love our home and really enjoy our get aways with the gulf breezes and relaxing play at our home away from home in Destin.

Stacy Reed purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Stacy Reed chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

The beaches of South Walton with their crystal white sands, a village of friendly and cordial locals, commanded my attention when we discovered Destin, FL. Nantucket Cottages is situated to resemble a little community of cottages amidst a neighborhood of larger beach homes and condominiums with a quaint private atmosphere. meandering sidewalks shaded by Palms and natural shrubs running through the center of the complex to the private pool and laundry facility. Nantucket Cottage 8A has a beach view yet a private courtyard atmosphere when relaxation is the call of the day.The friendliness of the beach locals keeps us returning as we feel as though visiting long time friends.

What makes this cottage unique

The old fishing village of Destin is harbor to some of the finest hourly and daily fishing in the panhandle. The daily catch may be prepared right at home in your kitchenette or dine out at an array of restaurants with shopping galore to meet any taste or budget within walking distance and beyond. Water and play parks, antique malls, local artists, music venues and many fine Golf courses are available a few short miles away. Para-sailing, boat rentals, volleyball and soft crystal white sands for play and sunbathing are just across the beach drive Scenic 98. Destin is one of the few places in the country where FlyBoard water jet flying is available. Sandcastle Escapes Concierge services provides area information along with bike and beach chair rental for your convenience. Relax after a busy day by the private pool away from the crowds then retire in you comfy cottage with 2 bunks and a separate bedroom with queen bed off the living room all decorated beach style to enhance your vacation experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Met up with some girlfriends for a beach trip and we had a great time. The cottage was perfect for our trip. Decor is nice. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Thank you for sharing with us!!
May 2014
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Nantucket Rainbow Cottage 8A* Steps to the beach* Pool* Crystal Beach, Destin
average rating of 4.285714 based on 8 reviews

Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This place was great!! Location was awesome, great view from the front window. The beach is just across the street and one block over. The area is great and convient to lots of food and shopping. The beach was beautiful. There is no bathtub at this place which is a bit of an inconvienience if you have children who don't take showers, and the shower head here is awful, but other than that I really enjoyed the place. I also wish they had a mop or a swiffer to get up all the sand off the tile because the broom just doesn't cut it. The sliding glass doors also need to be fixed, they are hard to open and close and don't really lock.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend a Christmas Vacation at the beach and stayed in the upstairs unit of this cottage. It was wonderful and we had a great time. The view of the ocean from the upstairs window is exactly like the picture above. We took the same picture. The pool was heated and very clean.... we even got to swim on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Well equipped to handle Cooking Christmas dinner. We only had five so we didn't need to use the couch bed and we were very comfortable.

We didn't notice any dust.... owners must have spoken with housekeeping. Will stay here next trip as well and can't wait. LOVE THIS PLACE!

P.S. The owner and Sandcastle are both very nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfy, relaxing piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

From the point of reserving to the last day we were there, the staff at Sandcastle were extremely helpful and pleasant. The cottage was everything we needed and it was wonderful being able to sit on the porch or living room each morning to drink a cup of coffee while watching the emerald green waters of the ocean. The only thing that I wish the cottage had was an electric broom b/c I spent a lot of time sweeping with all the sand. Other than that, it had everything we needed including pots, pans, etc. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

NIce condo, great location, although the view is not quiet what you get in the photos above. You can see the water from the condo, but just barely. Says it will sleep 6, but in my opinion, that would be a bit crowded. Shower only a stand up shower, which makes it difficult to shave your legs!!! Over all the condo was clean, but a bit dusty. The decorations up on the shelves were covered in dust and there was dust behind the bed, noticed this when I plugged in my phone charger. Over a nice place to stay, great location, close to the beach and easy access back out to Hwy 98. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our Romantic Stay at the Nantucket Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I needed a quick inexpensive get away, and ended up at the Nantucket Cottage. We stayed upstairs, and it was very, very nice. Read the review about the kitchen being understocked...... Owners must have read previous review , because kitchen had everything we needed.

Can't wait to go back again and take the kids with us next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Overall the cottage was nice and comfortable. It had a fun, beachy decor. It's location was great - just a short walk to the beach and very accessible for all of our other activities. It was a little smaller and wasn't as well stocked as we'd expected. We had to purchase several items just to prepare some simple meals and clean up after ourselves. The size would have been okay if there were only 2 or 3 of us, but 6 pushed the limits. The pool area and laundry facilities were not very clean, but the condo itself was very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Walton - VPS
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy98 and the Mid Bay Bridge

On the Corner of Scenic 98 and Stingray just off of Crystal Beach Drive. Crystal Beach Drive turns off of 98 at the Destin Commons Mall at the light at Bass Pro .

Near the Mid-Bay Bridge.

Area Attractions: Shopping, Food, Novelty Shops, Beach and much more !!!!!

Other Activities: Scooters - Kayaking - Bike Riding - Lots of Beautiful Golf Courses


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Daimage Waiver $28
Cleaning Fee $135
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment Options are available with Sandcastle Resorts. For payment information, deposit requirements and payment schedule, call Sandcastle Escapes 866-626-4208

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , I have 2 units. Each have 1 Bath.
  • Each Unit has one Full Bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , I have 2 Units that can be combined for a larger group.
  • Unit sleeps a max of 6. Unit has a bedroom with Queen Bed, Bunk Beds in Hallway and a sleeper Sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is located on the corner of Scenic 98 and Stingray St. and directly across from the beach with Ocean View from Family Room Windows. There is Public Peach Access across the street to your left and to your right. The facility is beautifully landscaped with walk ways to the pool which also includes a coin operated laundry facility.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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