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2-3 day minimum! Walk to beach! Patio, grill, balcony. Luxury

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

75 Star rating! 80 reviews! Heated pool during spring break!

You will enjoy our spacious luxurious home, which is professionally decorated in the Villages at Crystal Beach. This tranquil 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath is a builders home with upgrades galore. Close to beach and shopping centers!

No Saturday to Saturday required! Can check in or out any day of the week!

The lagoon style pool is the second largest in Destin with walk-in area, three waterfalls, spa and lavish landscaping, plenty pf sitting areas for your family to enjoy. The pool, approx. 30,000 sq ft., also has surround sound, and a flat screen TV for your relaxation. Enjoy the seasonal free Trolley service to and from the beach. The neighborhood is a short 3 block stroll to the beach, through a residential area. The house and the neighborhood are maintained in pristine condition.

Our home features travertine floors, a gourmet kitchen with top of line appliances, granite counters and more. You will enjoy the two master suites available, the one on the first floor has a Jacuzzi tub and separate travertine shower. The second master is on the second floor, with own its bathroom, travertine/marble shower, both showers have body sprays. The two masters allow for two families to stay comfortably. The two master bedrooms each have king sized beds, one guest room has a queen bed, and access to the covered balcony,and the 4th bedroom has two bunk beds (4 twin beds). You will enjoy pillow top mattresses on every bed.

Our home also has it's own grill rght outside on our covered patio, for your grilling pleasure.

Additional loft area on the second floor has a couch and TV, and access to upstairs balcony, great place for the kids to hang out and play games, has a large couch with two reclining ends. Our home has a full size washer and dryer on the second floor.

Our home offers nine foot ceilings, ceiling fans and flat screen TV's in every bedroom. Private parking for two vehicles is provided, with additional parking available onsite.

If you enjoy walking or running, or even biking, there is a great 6 mile paved trail that runs along the beach. It is so wonderful.

We offer nightly, weekly, and monthly packages throughout the year. No college groups under 21 years of age. In addition we also have a no smoking, no pet policy.

Keywords: Luxurious & Tranquil, Walk to beach. 4 Bdrm, 3.5 Baths, spacious. Now sleeps 11! Best pool in Destin, near shopping and restaurants!!

More Details

Rebecca Callaway
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Why Rebecca Callaway chose Crystal Beach

We visited Destin last September and fell in love with the area! So, we decided to buy our vacation home here! You will love the beaches, and shopping and restaurants!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Theo Stanford

Atlanta, GA


The first thing we noticed upon entering the Chilley Gilley is the immaculate decor! The decor was rivaled only by the comfort of the entire home. I have traveled the world by plane (Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, etc.) and though we actually drove from Atlanta to Destin, this was possibly the best vacation ever and that's because of the comfort of the home. Our trip was in celebration of our mom's 85th birthday, and the home and the beautiful beaches and area of Destin made it a momentous and memorable occasion! We are already making plans to return to Destin and will certainly check to see if our home away from home (Chilley Gilley) is available!
May 2014
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please sign the attached rental agreement, then scan/email, or mail it to 39 Cabana Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL., 32459-7567. Due by check in date.
  • During spring break, we require all guests to be 21, unless chaperoned with at least two adults, 25 and over, or guests need to be a family.  
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Higher counter tops, granite, marble shower with body sprays
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Granite countertops, unique sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Higher counter tops, granite, travertine floors and shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful finishes, travertine shower with body sprays
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) Plush, pillowtop mattresses, Queen size Beds (1) Plush, pillowtop mattresses, Bunk Beds (2) Brand new bunkbeds There is a pac-n-play.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(84 traveler reviews)

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2-3 day minimum! Walk to beach! Patio, grill, balcony. Luxury
average rating of 4.904762 based on 86 reviews

experience could have been better

  • 3 of 5

the house was very nice but didn't feel like a beach house. there were a lot of rules on how everything must be cleaned and organized that seemed a bit excessive compared to other check out procedures we have been through with specific fines listed for each item done improperly. the owner had to come meet with us to make sure we were not lying about who was staying in the house which took away from the relaxation of our vacation worrying about if we would be home when she came by. overall, not as relaxing as the owners could have made it, but the neighborhood/trolley/pool/beach itself were great.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Sadness! This was our first ever 3 star review, with over 85 reviews! If you look at the pictures online, the house isn't decorated beachy, if that's what the guest meant. The reason we had to meet this guest was because we made an exception to take a group of 10 college spring breakers! With college groups, we require a chaperone to stay at our home with them. The college spring breakers prior to this group, lied to us about having a parent/chaperone, so we just wanted to be sure this time. We meet the guest right at the house, at her suggested time, to make it convenient to her. This is our thank you for renting to college groups.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This home is right next to the Destin Commons and is around a bunch of great places to eat! The community had a trolley that takes you to and from the beach and it is very quick! Can’t wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as described on listing

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families and grandparents. Plenty of room Fir all of us. Had a great time and would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 Star Review! Glad you have a great time! Come back soon!
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I really enjoyed it !

  • 4 of 5

It looks exactly like the pics. After looking around and reading reviews a lot of places where not as they appeared to be . So I was very skeptical! But not this one everything to the T. Would definitely book again

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great comments! We hope you will come back soon and enjoy our home!
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Exactly What We Were Seeking!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, in a secure, gated community. The Villages of Crystal Beach in general and Chilly Gilley specifically were perfect. Peaceful and close to restaurants, shops, beaches and golf. Great complex with very private, spacious, pool and poolside lounging area. Rebecca and Paul have a beautifully decorated home that was comfy from the moment we stepped foot on the property. We recommend this property to any and all seekers of panhandle rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall impression is good

  • 4 of 5

We loved the area, the directions of how to get into the unit, the convenience of having everything nearby, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the bedrooms and dining area. The kitchen is a bit small, but adequate. There were minor inconveniences, which did not impact us terribly, but were a little bit annoying. There were only 3 garbage bags for 5 days, & we ran out on the 2nd day, and since we were instructed to not put loose garbage in the bins, understandably, we used grocery bags which were thankfully left by someone else. There were a lot of warning notes posted everywhere, too, with the threat of fines if we did not comply. The bathroom shower upstairs has a warning, about the shower curtain, but even if you use it properly, water still goes everywhere, so it's not the user's fault for this, but the design of the tub itself. I know these are little quirky annoyances, but it did matter. We stripped the bed linens as asked, and obeyed the rules, but we wondered "how much time does it save the cleaning service to do that job themselves?" Perhaps 5-10 minutes? Wouldn't it leave a better taste in your guests' mouths if you said "don't worry about anything, the cleaning service (that you paid for) will take care of everything?" Also the dishwasher was not working properly, we did one load and it was fine, but the 2nd time it would not work, the detergent dispenser was broken, we aren't sure. When we texted Rebecca, she told us not to worry about it. But we were glad it didn't break on the first day we were there. We ended up leaving dirty dishes in the dishwasher plus quite a few on the small kitchen counter.

A few of the mattresses should be replaced, especially the master bedroom, it feels like you are sleeping in a hammock, very uncomfortable.

The neighborhood was fairly quiet (as were we, because there were warnings about being loud) except for the next door neighbor's two dogs, who were left on their own, on the balcony, all day, to bark at us.

Overall, it served our purpose and it was fine. Rebecca was pleasant to deal with, was quick to respond to our questions, and allowed us early entry (no charge) since the unit was vacant.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seafood Restaurant
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Frozen Yogurt Shop
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
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Mexican Restaurant
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
Cups and Cones Destin
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Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
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Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Destin Commons
Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
The Craft Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Primrose Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
James Lee Park
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
Health Food Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Gator Beach
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Villages of Crystal Beach, Scenic Gulf Drive Central West, Destin Area, Florida North West, Florida, USA (2 Blocks from the Beach, .5 Miles from Shopping, Eateries)

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $285

During spring break, all guests need to be at least 21 years of age, or with a family. Also, if all guests are under the age of 25, there are additional fees as well as a deposit required.
Thank you
A 30% of total lease payment is due upon booking. The remaining balance is due sixty (60) days prior to your check in date. Remaining balances not received sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will be considered a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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