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Lux 6+ BR 5.5 BA Sleeps 25, 90 steps to beach, Gulf Views, Prvt Pool, Pool Table

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6+ Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 25)

"SeaWatch", an upscale luxury, six bedroom, plus Tower Room with five and a half bath beach house offers all the amenities that families, friends and Newly Weds are looking for including your own private heated pool, outdoor pool table, outdoor ping pong table,horse shoe pit and Natural Gas Grill for outdoor cooking. "SeaWatch" sleeps 25 and provides indoor and outdoor seating for 25 guests.

Located on Scenic Hwy 98, "Seawatch" provides gulf views from literally every room of the house. Beach access is across the street. Yes, all of 90 steps from the driveway to the Beach access.

The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths. Beds include 3 king, 4 bunk beds (2 Full & 2 Twin, 1 queen sleep sofa in the living room, 1 queen futon in Master bedroom and 1 full size futon in the Tower room. The kitchen features solid maple cabinets, Corian Counter tops, 3 refrigerators and all the pots, pans and utensils for a gourmet meal.

The Cabana house has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath, bed configuration is king and Full Size Bunk Beds with one Pull Out Twin Sofa. The Bunk Room bedroom also has a kitchenette, with microwave, sink, coffee maker and refrigerator.

From the solid maple kitchen cabinets, custom hand made leaded glass transoms, 18' ceramic tile floors to the oak hardwood stairs, the upgrades at Seawatch are numerous. Most bedrooms have paddle fans and upgraded solid wood designer furnishings. All bedrooms have Flat Screen TV's and there are several DVD players throughout the house. The pool area also has a large natural gas grill, outdoor ping-pong table, outdoor pool table and horseshoe pit area. The backyard pool area is complimented with over 20 lights and a outdoor sound system. The Pergolas have Metal Roofing which will keep you out of the sun if you have sensitive skin. The Pergolas now allow our guests to stay outside in the event of rain!


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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Why Bruce chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We have owned many properties in the Destin area and fell in love with the Crystal Beach community. The community is lined with sidewalks and there are several restaurants and bicycle & boat rentals only a block away. Crystal beach also offers over a mile of undeveloped beaches at Henderson state park which is a short walk from the front door. This is truly the best Central location in Destin with easy access to restaurants, grocery stores and the Commons Mall only 2 minutes away by car. Silver Sands Outlet Mall, the largest in the United States is less than 5 miles away.

What makes this house unique

Crystal Beach has the whitest sand of any beach in the world. Combined with the azure blue water of the gulf of Mexico and the warm temperatures, this is truly paradise! There is nothing more serene than to hear the waves breaking 24 hours a day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home. Everyone had a wonderful time. The location was ideal, the home spacious and clean with lots of entertainment and the best part, fully stocked with all the kitchen cookware needed to feed our large family a full meal of any cuisine.

We will definitely be back again!
Jul 2013
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1- Music & Noise levels and curfews must be respectful of your neighbors.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 Master (Private) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spacious Bathroom with 2 Sink Vanity/Walk in Shower
    Bathroom 1 Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Private Full Bath for Bedroom #1 First Floor
    Bathroom 1 Main House - toilet , Half Bath on first floor of Main House
    Bathroom 3 Bunk Room - toilet , shower , New Upgraded Walk in Shower
    Bathroom 5 Cabana House - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Jack & Jill Full Bath for Cabana House
    Bathroom 4 2nd Floor Main House - Private full bath for Bedroom 4
  • 5.5 Baths, Each bedroom in the main house has a private full bath. Granite countertops added in early 2017 for all bathrooms except master.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 6 Cabana House - 1 king , King Size Bed w/ Full Bath
    Bedroom 4 Queen Bedroom - 1 king , Main House 2nd Floor - King Bed w/ Private. Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 (Master Bedroom) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor Bedroom - King Bed, Full Futon, Private Bath
    Convertible bed(s) Tower Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Floor Main House - Full size Futon Panoramic Gulf Views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First Floor Bedroom - King Bed w/ Private Full Bath
    Bedroom 5 Cabana House Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Full Size Bunk Bed & Kitchenette
    Bedroom 3 Bunk Room Main House - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2nd Floor Bunk Rm 1-Full Bunks & 1 Twin Bunks/ Full Bath
  • (4) King size beds, (1)Queen Sleep Sofa in living room, (4) Full size beds, consisting of 2 Bunk beds in main house and 2 bunk beds in Cabana House, Twin Beds (3) 2 twin bunk beds in main house and 1 twin pull out sofa in Cabana House Bunk room, Futons (2) One in Master Bedroom and One in Tower Room.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
'Seawatch' is one of the most unique properties in the Crystal Beach area. The backyard area around the pool is where everyone ends up. The Beach Access is less than 100 steps away and this location puts you within a few minutes of the best restaurants and shopping in the Destin area.


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Lux 6+ BR 5.5 BA Sleeps 25, 90 steps to beach, Gulf Views, Prvt Pool, Pool Table
average rating of 4.769231 based on 40 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We came to Destin for a family vacation. The house was perfect for a large group and is located close to the beach. The kids loved the backyard and pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 King Suites! And great backyard!

  • 5 of 5

This home is large, beautiful and has more king suites than any other home we looked at. What sold us besides that, is the backyard and pool area.

It's 3 houses down from Shirah public beach access. Get there before 7a to set up your tent if you want waterfront area. You can't go wrong with this house. While it's not beachfront, I can see beach easily from downstairs living room. Nice quiet area.

Bruce is quick to help and keeps a very nice house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Seawatch with our whole family. It was the first time we had everyone together in one place, and at the beach to boot! We would definitely stay here again! As the reviews state the house is roomy and well equipped. It has everything you would need to house and feed a large group. (i.e. hairdryers, pans, dishes, coffee makers, utensils, etc). It is also close to everything you might need. (i.e., beach, dinning, shopping, grocery, etc.). We chose the property over many others due to the privacy of the back pool area as we planned a small event (Rehearsal Dinner) while we were there. We have been staying in the Destin area for many years and this property showed us the value of having a private pool and private recreation area. Bruce, the owner, was accommodating and easy to work with. We contacted him via email during our stay and his response was very timely. Turns out the information we were looking for was included in his welcome pack. All the people who stayed gave Seawatch a big thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bruce did a nice job making sure the property was clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very nice. Everything in working order. Everything was clean as advertised

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Bruce and his wife are very nice people and tried to make our stay the best possible.

Location is great just steps from the most powdered sand anywhere. Altho the condos on the beach with their patrol say we were restricted to just a certain area, we called the city and they said that is not true.

Their icemaker was broke but they always brought us bags of ice every day.

The pool was so warm the kids loved it.

Kitchen was stocked really well .

The temp in the villa got too warm, so some had to open windows even tho the ceiling fans were going.

If you are looking for a laid back safe residential area for a family trip this is your place.

If you are looking for loud, drinking, party, nite club atmostphere ,, this area is NOT the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Destin, FL w/ the perfect owner!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Seawatch was one of the best vacations I have ever had. When we walked into the home, we could tell there was love and care put into the property. There were plenty of amenities and everything you would need was provided. We never had an issue with anything or needed new appliances. Everything was practically new and a joy to use. The master bedroom view was out of this world and it felt like a hotel when we walked in. The beds were spacious and fit everyone comfortably. There were plenty of activities in the backyard to partake in, with the heated pool, ping pong table, and pool table. There were also hidden pool toys for us to use, which was a very pleasant surprise. The house was less than 50 feet from the beach and walking distance from tons of restaurants, gift shops, and gas stations. Absolutely everything a vacationer could ask for! To top it all off, Bruce was a phenomenal host! Whenever we had issues, he was one phone call away. He was never a hassle and trusted us as tenants. He was very friendly and reasonable with the security deposit and always timely on responses. I would rate my experience a 12/10, it was that exceptional! If you have any doubts about anywhere else, come to the Seawatch because you WILL NOT be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was an exceptional group of college students from North Carolina who were reserved, respectful and great representatives of our young people today. I can't remember any group that I have been prouder to have as guests at "Seawatch" and they are more than welcome to come back next year. Bruce Owner
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Ft. Walton (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Camille's (1 1/2 Blocks)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kelly Plantation
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

"Seawatch" is centrally located close to everything...close to the beach which is across the street. Shopping, grocery stores, restaurants are less than one mile. A 2 minute car ride, a 5 minute bike ride or if your up to it, walk... it's only 15 minutes away!

The back yard is set up with a Private In ground Swimming Pool, Outdoor Pool Table, Outdoor Ping Pong Table as well as a Horseshoe pit. There is a Natural Gas grill, so you don't have to worry with changing propane gas tanks. Outdoor speakers provide the ambiance for any occasion.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $399
Damage Insurance $99

House cleaning Fee of $375.00 plus 11% tax.
Pool Heat is an additional $30.00 per day plus 11% tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.