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Randy Rintala

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Your Paradise DESTINation! 3br + bunk/tower room, few Summer dates remaining!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + bunk/tower room, & (2) sofa beds;3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

'Paradise Cottage' is a spacious three-story, cottage-style home located in the heart of Crystal Beach, one of Destin's most popular communities due to its proximity to the beach, restaurants and shopping. Located on a tranquil cul-de-sac the home is just one block from the beach and within walking distance to four major shopping centers including the newly expanded Destin Commons where you will find an abundance of shopping opportunities w/stores like Bass Pro Shop, Belk, Abercrombie, etc.. Also holds The AMC Movie Theater and many other shops and restaurants. In addition, several of Destin's finest golf resorts are within a 5 minute drive from the home. To give you an idea of how close these award winning courses are, here is a list: Regatta Bay (1) mile, Kelly Plantation (1) mile and Indian Bayou (3) miles for starters.

Perfect for a family or a couples' vacation every bedroom has a private bath, flat screen TV with Cable. Relax in the large jacuzzi tub in the Master Bath or take a siesta on the screened porch just off the Master Bedroom. On evenings when you want to dine in there's a large stainless steel gas grill on a shady grilling deck with plenty of cookware and a pantry full of spices and staples to make your meal a bit easier to prepare. The large open floor plan of the kitchen, dining room and living area adds to the enjoyment. As an added bonus, we have updated all of these rooms with new furnishings and accentuated the kitchen with granite, plaster backsplash and cool coastal paint for the cabinetry including all bathrooms! Additionally, there are 2 queen sofas in the living room if needed along with the tower/bunk room!

Enjoy our newly renovated air-conditioned Paradise Tower which has added a Twin Day Bed w/Trundle to the top floor! This room also includes a flat screen TV and additional remote A/C unit. Perfect for teens or an extra guest to enjoy the view from the top of Destin! Gulf view, morning sunbathing, afternoon sea breezes and fabulous evening sunsets make the third floor deck one of the home's main attractions. If there 's a book worm in your group, the third floor tower/widow's watch, is surrounded by windows allowing endless natural light. Also, coffee it up or wine it down each day on the relaxing wrap-around front porch w/a plantation swing.

Cool off in the community pool conveniently located just across the street which is also heated in the spring and fall months.

Stay with us and you will see why 'Paradise Cottage' is truly a vacation home deserving of its name!

Keywords: Beach house,Beach Cottage, Clipper Cove, Crystal Beach, Destin lodging

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Randy Rintala (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Randy Rintala

My husband & I lived in east central Mississippi and have been visiting Destin for over 30 years. We own a business in Philadelphia, Mississippi, manufacturing outdoor wood burning heaters. When we decided to buy a vacation home, we both felt Crystal Beach in Destin was the premium choice location. After several years of enjoying our home in Clipper Cove, we decided to retire to the Crystal Beach area of Destin. We sold our home in Philadelphia and moved to another home in Crystal Beach and continue enjoy sharing our vacation home with guests all over the country. It has always been our desire when families stay at Paradise Cottage, they feel like they are at home and enjoy the Emerald Coast in beautiful Destin, FL like our family has.

Randy Rintala purchased this house in 1998

Why Randy Rintala chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Crystal Beach is such a great community for families and family vacations. Our home is located in Clipper Cove which is a circle of homes with no thru streets so even though it is within walking distance to everything it is also very peaceful. Also the beach access is only about 200 yards away and the beach there is never as crowded as other areas in Destin.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite features of our home is the third floor deck. From there you can catch the ocean breezes while watching the boats go by. It is nice and sunny in the mornings and cool and shady for evening sunsets. Also the cul-de-sac neighborhood of Clipper Cove is great for biking, jogging or just walking and enjoying the scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a great time at Paradise Cottage! You should have seen my daughter's face light up when she saw the high chair! Her fifteen month old made good use of it, you can be sure. That was just one of the personal touches that we appreciated. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. We'll be quick to share your information with friends.
Jun 2010
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based on 32 traveler reviews

Your Paradise DESTINation! 3br + bunk/tower room, few Summer dates remaining!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 36 reviews

Great house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this house over spring break with two of our children plus 4 of their friends. Great time had by all. The home was clean, everything worked, and there was plenty of room for everyone. Good access to the beach, Camille's, Destin Commons, and the nearest Publix. I would recommend this home to anyone. Randy was always accessible to answer a questions. Quick to respond!

Thanks Randy!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had gone to destin for my brothers wedding. Paradise cottage was a perfect place for us. It was in walking distance of the beach. And close to Destin Commons if we needed to do any shopping. It was perfect for our family of 6, also my parents and my brother stayed there as well. There was plenty of room for all of us. I loved how they had a wagon and beach toys for us to use, very convenient. I highly recommend the paradise cottage, I see us staying there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hamilton ohio

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family could not have asked for a better place to stay. The house was very clean and everything we needed was provided. Randy was a pleasure to work with and was always available if needed. This is the second time we stayed here and both times we were very pleased. Thanks for a great vacation and hopefully we can make it back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at clipper cove for a week. The house was absolutely awesome. It was beautiful, very clean and well stocked with everything you need. The property manager was super easy to work with. He promptly responded to every question and even provided extra area information to make our trip more enjoyable. The neighbor was great too!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Great place for even two families to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a beach vacation house for our family of five and great friends of ours who have 4 in their family. This house worked perfect. Three of the kids slept in the top part of the house and thought of it as their own little hideaway. The other bedrooms worked out perfect as well. Randy, the property manager, was a great help and resource and even came over to let us in when one of us left the key in the house! Great house and easy walk to the beach. We loved our time in Destin and can't wait for next year

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Cincinnati, OH

Paradise Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and fit 6 adults and 5 children comfortably with extra space. Randy the owner is local and extremely pleasant. The beach was just a block away so well within walking distance to the white sand and emerald water. The community pool across the street is small but who wants to go to a swimming pool when you have the beach around the corner?! The location of the house is perfect! Centrally located within 1-10 minutes of everything you could possibly need. I'm sad to be back home! You must rent a boat and go to crab island! By far the best time the adults and kids had there! Do not go grocery shopping at Publix unless you want to spend over $300 for a few days of food. We tried Walmart (5 minutes away) the 2nd time around and spent half as much there.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
N.W. Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Restaurant
Camille's; Corner of Scenic 98/Hutchinson St.
Car: recommended

Gulf Front dining at: Crab Trap, Pompano Joes, 790 On the Gulf @ The Inn at Crystal Beach; BeachWalk @ Henderson Park Inn; Gulf View Dining at: Camille's at Scenic 98/Hutchinson Street; Harbor view dining: Marina Cafe is best + Harbor Docks is great too!


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 2 2016 - May 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 7 2016 - May 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
May 28 2016 - Aug 12 2016
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer Rate
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Chritmas & New year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

*Take advantage of the "Repeat Guest" discount of 5% off rental rate.*
Note an 11% tax and $300 cleaning are added to all reservations.
All stays over 10 days will be charged a cleaning fee = $375.

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder Room off Living Area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Crows Nest - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed w/Trundle
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon , (2) Queen sleeper sofas in main living area
  • King size beds (1) New Tempurpedic Mattress added Feb.2012, Queen size Beds (2) New Mattresses Just Added Feb.2012, Sleep Sofas (2), (1) Twin Bed with Trundle (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Third floor sun deck with gulf views and ocean breezes.

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