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Luxury home! Check in or out any day of the week! 3 day min! Walk to beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Star rating! 65 reviews! Luxury home, gated community.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

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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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


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
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • 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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Luxury home! Check in or out any day of the week! 3 day min! Walk to beach
average rating of 4.936709 based on 81 reviews

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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The home was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The quietness was a plus sine we were all 50+. It is a beautiful home with everything you need. Wish the beach was closer but it was only a short drive. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place!!! We had plenty of space with 7 ppl and it is a very nice home. There's a trolley to the beach, but honestly it's only about a 1/4 mile so we just walked. Alot of beach stuff already there(big wagon as well) and a very nice community pool. No downside to this property!!! It is a fairly late check-in of 4pm, and early check out 10am.($300 fee for violations) So if you have kids make sure to plan for that. I promise you'll have no regrets!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the space in our Chilley Gilley home!
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We were really impressed with the home. It was perfect for us and our adult children.

  • 5 of 5

Gave everyone their own private space. Many amenities over and above what was expected. Decor was fantastic. Pool was huge and very nice though it was crowed all the time. Probably needed a second pool in order to accommodate the area. Considering it was a family area it was quiet. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments in regards to the amenities being over and above what was expected! The pool is the 2nd largest in Destin, so we are so happy we have it in our community! Please come back again and enjoy our home!
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Nice Place - Super Convenient

  • 4 of 5

Nice place in Destin. We enjoyed our stay. There were a couple of minor things that needed improvement but overall, it was well worth it to rent this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Were do I start! My family and I have rented many homes over the years and CHILLEY GILLEY is hands down the best! Upon arriving it was immaculate with beautiful luxury details, the house has so many extra amenities compared to other rental properties! We absolutely loved it! Rebecca, thank you for being so professional and responding quickly to all my emails.. you are the best owner I have dealt with by far and SUPER SWEET! My family made some AMAZING memories, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you thought our home was amazing! We are glad you enjoyed the many extra amenities! Please come back again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $285 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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