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Jon or Jennifer

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Upscale Crystal Beach 6br/cabana/pool/ ping pong ! Steps to the beach!!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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 as stackable chairs 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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jon or Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Jon or Jennifer

Hi, we are the Duke family. Married for 23yrs, we live in the Memphis, TN area and fell in love with Destin many family vacations ago.

Jon or Jennifer purchased this house in 2010

Why Jon or Jennifer chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Destin is great for our family because it is drivable in a day, making long holiday weekends available as well as 1-2 week stays throughout the year. 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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..
Apr 2010
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Upscale Crystal Beach 6br/cabana/pool/ ping pong ! Steps to the beach!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Jun 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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Awesome Holiday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time to stay at the beach house and both times were very special family experiences. The house comes with everything you would need for a comfortable vacation, plus all the extra items you would need for small children. Each time we have stayed at the house it was very clean and set up for our stay. Jennifer is a delight to work with and is helpful with suggestions for your stay. We have already started plans for our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Amazing, fantastic, and relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of sixteen friends and family could not of found a more perfect house for our vacation!! Everything about this house checked every box we could think of. Finding one place to please a large group is sometimes difficult, not here. The cabana house was a life saver, it allowed our family with smaller kids a place to retreat for naps when needed. Every bedroom was perfect, and we never felt crowded or cramped everyone was hanging out around meal time. We can't wait to go back, and will definitely be renting from Jennifer and Jon again. They are super easy to get in touch with, and so quick to respond to every question we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Just steps to the public beach access.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Break 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break '17
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring "17
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer '17
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administration $75 + Tax
Cleaning $375 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning and Sales tax are Not included in above rates.
Until confirmed and deposit received, rates are subject to change without notice. All rates subject to a refundable security deposit (if no damage) of $1,000. Credit cards accepted (MC/Visa/Discover).
Pool heating available from October- April $275 week

A $1,500 down payment is due with the signed contract to reserve your week. The balance plus security deposit is due 90 days prior to your stay.

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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
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
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking 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
  • 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/refrigerator/microwave. 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
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:
  • 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, port-a-crib, stroller, and baby monitor.

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