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Steps to the beach! 1st house on beach access street - House, pool, cabana house

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 24 - pure LUXURY

100 STEPS TO BEACH ACCESS!! 'The Destin Boomerang', Owners since 12/09, we completed a full upscale renovation of this main house for your comfort and enjoyment in May 2012 and cabana house in 2015. We have thought of just about everything - just bring your swimsuits and sunscreen. Enjoy such luxuries as the granite/stainless kitchen, flat screen TVs and DVD players in every bedroom and living area, Wii and X-box360 for the kids in the spectacular bunk room , an extensive video collection as well as games and books for all ages. Enjoy the comfort of the Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding sets. Each floor has its own HVAC unit for comfort throughout. Amenities galore, we want you coming back!

Situated with just one house between you and the sugary white sand beaches that Destin is famous for. The house itself is nearly 2800 sf with another 600 sf spread out over 6 private balconies and porches! You will enjoy the shops and restaurants at the Destin Commons just 4 short blocks away.

Layout: 1st floor: Living room, Dining area, Kitchen, Full bathroom, Fantastic Bunk room, Laundry room.

Enjoy watching a DVD on the 55' flat screen from the comfortable leather sleeper/sofa. Or just enjoy curling up and reading a good novel in the matching love seat while the kids and mom or dad are off fighting the waves. The living room flows into the dining area where you will enjoy a fabulous 'Chic Teak' dining table for 8 with water hyacinth chairs and 4 matching bar stools along the counter for plenty of seating. The kitchen is a gourmet's dream! Stainless everything and granite counter tops accented with a tumbled marble back splash.

Off the kitchen is the kid's spectacular retreat with two sets of bunk beds (queen over queen and full over full) for an availability of 8 to sleep. 2 desk nooks at the end of each bunk for down time. They can also enjoy watching a video or playing with the supplied Wii (just make sure they don't spend all their time indoors on vacation!).

2nd and 3rd floors: 2nd: Master Bedroom and second king bedroom (each attached with bathroom with tile showers and jacuzzi tub as well in master).

Master features a pillow top king bed. Step through the French doors to your private balcony and enjoy the sounds of crashing waves. Or just pop in a DVD and wind down a perfect day. The jetted tub surrounded by tile will further relax you, or enjoy the separate shower if you prefer.

The second bedroom is also appointed with a king size bed and attached bathroom. It has a balcony that overlooks the private pool.

3rd: Queen Bedroom 'the Seashell room' with private balcony and fabulous gulf views.

The 3rd floor living room enjoys another comfortable Chenille fabric sleeper/sofa and sports a wet bar with upscale refrigerator. The huge rear balcony, overlooking the pool, has sweeping gulf views and proved to offer a great vantage point to watch New Year's fireworks. New patio furniture on this balcony offers great area to play cards or enjoy the breeze.

Cabana House and Pool: Between the main house and cabana is the 12x24 pool (3 to 5 ft deep - no diving). We have plenty of lounge chairs as well to accommodate larger parties. A nearly 1000 sf paver stone deck for plenty of entertainment room. Have a family ping-pong tournament or just soak in the sun. There is a gas grill and an outdoor shower to clean up with before going back inside.

The cabana house, renovated for the 2015 season, includes a private king bedroom with separate entry. While this room will share a bathroom with the bunk room, it has its own separate vanity for privacy while getting ready. The cabana also has a bunk room with queen over queen bunks. There is a full bathroom which now includes a tiled walk-in shower.

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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All bookings are not complete until we receive a signed rental agreement and copy of drivers license within 24 hours of booking request.
  • Vacation insurance, if desired, to be purchased directly from Boomerang Vacation Rentals at managers/owners website prior to final payment.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master - 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cabana
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer and luxurious towels!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 2 double , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Cabana House
    Living Room - 1st fl - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Living Room - 3rd fl - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Living Room - Cabana - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , Cabana bunk room
  • Plenty of sleeping options here! Comfortable King beds in the Master and 2nd floor bedroom, as well as in the Cabana house. Getaway 3rd floor suite includes a Queen. The bunk area on the 1st floor will sleep eight with (2) queens on one side of the room and (2) fulls on the other. Cabana Bunk room offers another (2) sets of queen over queens. Remember the WII that will keep the kids entertained as well! Both living rooms (2) feature comfortable queen sized sleeper sofas. All bedrooms are fully furnished and equipped with flat panel TVs. The living areas for the larger crowds offer flat screens and dvds (9 total flat screens). Each in main also has a full bathroom (master has separate jetted tub and shower). 3rd floor landing also features a wet bar and refrigerator. Cabana House features the stand alone bedroom with private vanity, bathroom, and bunk room. In-between Cabana house and main house is a beautiful 12x24 pool as well as an outdoor shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No pets allowed. Smoking not allowed Minimum age for renters: must be 25 to rent - we Do Not rent to college groups. Many free extras including WIFI access and cable. WE DO NOT RENT TO VACATIONING COLLEGE STUDENTS OR CHAPERONED GROUPS. MUST BE 25 YEARS TO RENT. We do also provide many extras for smaller children, such as: High Chair, pack n play and, stroller.


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Steps to the beach! 1st house on beach access street - House, pool, cabana house
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful home, fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Boomerang house for a family reunion. The weather in Destin didn't cooperate but the house had so much to offer that we barely noticed. The kids swam in the heated pool, played ping pong and took advantage of the two minute walk to the beach. The owners were beyond accommodating and even dropped by a new bean bag game for us to use. The bedrooms were large and gave everyone plenty of room to spread out. We loved the outdoor space, location and spacious home. We plan to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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All around fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

I completely agree with all the wonderful things that have been said about this property, and Jennifer and Jon! My family with a few friends came down just after Christmas and had a great time. There were 24 of us, pretty equally divided between adults and children. That number included several teens, so we brought a couple of blowup beds, so they could spread out. We got very lucky with great weather in the 70's, then 60's. We used the nice, warm pool everyday. The ocean is 3 houses down with a beautiful beach. I had never been to Destin. I have been to beaches all over the world, and this sand with the color and consistency of powdered sugar, makes it rank at the top. The chairs and beach toys were also much appreciated, along with all the extras included with this house. Every night someone made a gourmet meal in a very well supplied kitchen. I stayed in the cabana, which is at ground level for which my knees were thankful! Thanks again for your quick responses to us Jen and Jon, and we can't wait to return! Ann Canty

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The Destin Boomerang was a perfect place for our rather large family of 21 to spend our summer vacation. Any questions we had before and during our trip were answered in no time. The house was very clean and beautifully decorated. The house was well stocked with everything we could possibly need to make our week comfortable and FUN!!! The beach was directly across the street (maybe a 1 minute walk) which was very nice as we had several children under 5 years old. The best part about that was the carts provided by the Dukes in which we could pack ALL of our beach gear rather than carrying it or having to bring our own wagons from home. In addition, Jennifer and Jon provided us with plenty of information about local attractions. We rented pontoon boats and spent one afternoon at Crab Island. We went crabbing on the beach several evenings. The kids thought that was so exciting! We spent an afternoon and the Gulfarium, which was neat. We rented scooters and go-carts. And finally, the best breakfast I've had in a long time was at Another Broken Egg Cafe. Great food and bloody mary's! So, again, thank you Duke family for your incredible attention to detail which allowed us to make lasting memories in Destin this year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Awesome vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 families, 22 people ages 48 to 7 years old - it is absolutely beautiful. Perfect location , very close to beach, everything you need for going to the beach, beds slept great, driveway was big enough for all our vehicles, the pool was very nice and convenient. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a beach vacation ! Jennifer is great to deal with, any questions you have she responds quickly! Thank you again for great memories we made!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house. This was our first family vacation with all our kids and grandkids all 20 of us, plus my Mom was able to join us too. The house was so well decorated and updated and clean. It was very well stocked with everything you needed. The layout was perfect, as each family had there own private area and we were not all over each other. The walk to the beach was so convenient to the beach that those who needed to go back to the house were able to easily. All the grandchildren loved the pool and the adults love the large area around where we were able to gather and talk and watch the kids.

There is so much to do in Destin and we were right there with easy access to everything.

I would highly recommend this property. It is definitely a place we will return to.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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So close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great beach house! It is just steps to the beach, which is very convenient with a 5-year-old and all the beach "junk" we require. The beach buggies the owner provides were extremely handy! The house was exactly as the description and pictures showed. Not one surprise. The owners responded quickly to questions we had while we were there. We will definitely return to the Boomerang. Thanks, for a great week!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Property Manager

Jon or Jennifer
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jon or Jennifer

Hi, we are the Duke family. We have been married for 25 years and have 3 great boys! We just moved to the Destin area and are loving the close proximity to the beach, fishing, and boating!

We are the owners as well as the managers of the house so you will not have to worry about any third party red tape!

Jon or Jennifer purchased this house in 2009

Why Jon or Jennifer chose Crystal Beach

We want to give our guests the best of both worlds- the fabulous sugary white sand beach access just a 100 steps away and a private backyard with a pool, ping pong table, and gas grill to call your own! The proximity to the beach cannot be beat!

We fell in love with this particular location because of the family friendly neighborhood! All of the homes that surround us are vacation rentals so everyone is relaxed and on vacation as well, and that makes a big difference!

We loved the Destin area so much that we just recently moved from the Memphis area and became LOCALS! Living the Dream! It is drivable from so many areas throughout the country. We love all of the family oriented restaurants and activities in the area. The kids like the water park, Big Kahuna, and Mom and Dad like the many patio restaurants with live music to enjoy a bite with the family while sipping on some great beach concoctions . Of course the crown jewel is the sugary white beach where we spend many hours.

What makes this house unique

We have 8 years of experience owning vacation rentals and are attuned to what the vacationer wants! Now that we are locals, we are just a phone call away!

We provide just about everything you will need for a beach vacation right at the house! We supply several beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys, 12 beach towels (because there is someone who always forgets) and a great beach cart to load all this paraphernalia down to the beach.

We also have a fully stocked kitchen, Wii and X-box for the kids, paperback books for the beach, and tons of movies on DVD for adults and kids alike!

We also supply a Pack n Play as well as a highchair!

The Destin Boomerang, You'll want to come "Right Back"!

Guestbook comments from the manager

WOW, was everyones first expression, all 14 of us..

The pictures do not do justice to this beautiful house, we were as impressed on the 7th day as we were on the 1st. The most impressive points for me was how family friendly the house and the area was. The extended patio ( not in the photo's ) was a great asset, as we spent most of our time next to the pool.. We did hit the beach everyday, and the 2-3 minute walk made it that much easier with 7 children.

We have vacationed all over Florida, and frankly we were worried that the weather may not be hot enough for us in the pan handle...We do not have that concern any longer. The sand quality on the beach is 2nd to none, I would have to describe it as soft as powered suger, and makes great sand Castles..... We are already planning our return for next year. Thank you Jennifer and Jon for providing such a great place to call home for a week, and providing everything that was needed; from beach towels, beach toys and a Fantastic Ping Pong table, All we needed to do was pack our clothes, and travel..
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We are just steps to the public beach access (100 steps) Our location can't be beat! So close, in fact, that when someone in your family forgets a boogie board or snack, the house is just a heartbeat away!

Fabulous restaurants are within walking distance of the house or grill out right in our backyard on our fabulous gas grill while the family swims and has ping pong tournaments!

Hire a expert sand castle expert to give your family lessons on sculpting a magical sand castle! I have seen there demonstrations and tips! What fun for the whole family!

The Silversands Outlet Mall is within 3 miles of the house and has fantastic shopping. The Destin Commons Mall is just 1/2 mile away and contains a great movie theater.

Big Kahuna, a water slide park, is just 3 miles down the road. There is also an amusement park called the Track Destin that has Go-Karts, mini gold, kiddie rides, and more.

Bowling anyone? A great new island themed 16 lane bowling alley and grill just opened up last year and is called Uncle Buck's FishBowl and Grill! Our family has had great times competing while eating appetizers and drinking cocktails and sodas while bowling. Sports games are also televised on giant screens!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Waiver $129
Administration $125 + Tax
Cleaning $425 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Until confirmed and deposit received, rates are subject to change without notice.
Credit cards and personal checks accepted (MC/Visa/Discover).
Pool heating available from October - April $275 week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund