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Destin Dreaming, Walk to Beach, Pet Friendly, Pool, Apt Avail, WiFi"

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Destin Dreaming -- 4Br/5Ba House for the Vacation of Your Dreams - Apt. Avail.

Come enjoy Destin at this beautifully decorated 4 Bedroom 5 Bath 3-story cottage with cabana room and extra bath in quaint Crystal Beach. Mother in Law apartment with bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen can be added for an additional charge for parties up to 16 guests; required for parties of 13 or more. Just a short 2 block walk to the beach and just 3 blocks from Destin's premier shopping, the Destin Commons as well as many great restaurants. The expansive wraparound porches equipped with rockers are perfect to relax and unwind in the evening or sip your morning coffee and enjoy the breeze. After a day at the beach, come home and take a dip in the private splash pool to cool off or take an evening stroll through this adorable community to catch Destin's breathtaking sunsets.

Perfect for several couples or families to share, Destin Dreaming has 3 king size beds and a bunk room that is furnished with two sets of bunk beds (4 beds-bottom bunks are double futons) and a PlayStation 2®.

Destin Dreaming also has a cabana room with bathroom right off the pool equipped with a sleeper sofa & TV; could be a separate sitting area for your teen guests.

The newly renovated mother in law apartment can be added to the rental for larger parties. The apartment has a bedroom with a king size bed, sleeper sofa in the living room, bathroom and a full kitchen.

Looking for a little relaxation in the evening, enjoy the 50' Flat Screen HDTV located in the living room with digital cable, HBO and a DVD player.

Destin Dreaming is the perfect accommodation for that dream beach vacation with family. We know you will love our fully equipped home away from home for all it has to offer; convenient location, luxury accommodations, beautiful beaches, great shopping, great restaurants, and a small town neighborhood feel.

Book your dream vacation now!

Hi speed Internet connection with WIFI; Bunk room with PlayStation II; 3 King beds; TV & VCR or DVD in every bedroom; 52' Flat Screen HDTV in living room; DVD; Digital Cable with HBO; CD Player; Air Conditioning; Fully Equipped Kitchen; Microwave; Dishwasher; Refrigerator; Ice Maker; Cooking Utensils; Linens; Washer & Dryer; Private Splash Pool; Cabana room & bath off pool area; Gas Grill; Covered Porches with Rockers; Non-Smoking House--Smoking Outside Permitted; Pet Friendly

More Details

Stacey Harris
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! We were so pleased when we drove into the driveway. What a deal!!! (we were thinking) AND after entering the home, our smiles continued to grow as we looked around! The photos of the bedrooms do not show how large and well furnished(especially t.v's, music systems, etc..) they are. The house was so clean and inviting. We like pet friendly places, but not the kind where there are any clues that a pet has been around AND we were comforted when we noticed how immaculate the interior AND exterior of the home were. We have a small pet and the fenced in yard was terrific, as well as the expansive porches - and also for our boys(ages 4 and 21 months). We pulled the baby in a red wagon to the beach and our other son liked pulling the beach toy cart(he liked the slew of beach toys just as much!) The Crystal Beach community is beautiful and Destin Dreamin' is the house - almost the quintessential American summer vacation place to go with your family/friends. Superb! Comfortable! Enjoyable! It feels like your own beach home!(almost to the point that you don't want to recommend it to others!-a best kept secret kind of place!) We will be back EVERY year, God willing, where our family can make memories for years to come!!!
Jul 2009
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Max Occupancy for house and mother in law apartment is 16 - the apartment is an additional $500 plus clean fee & tax. Max Occupancy for house is 12.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Exterior - outdoor shower , Cabana room off pool area
    Guest Bath - First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath 1 - Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also has coffee maker & mini fridge
    Master Bath 2 - Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabana Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , Cabana room off pool area
  • Mother in law apartment bathroom is combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1st Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Guest Bedroom on 1st Floor w/French Doors leading to porch
    Master Bedroom 1 - Second Floor - 1 king , Master size bedroom, private bath, french doors to balcony
    Master Bedroom 2 - Second Floor - 1 king , Master size bedroom, private bath, french doors to balcony
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two sets of bunks, private bath, private balcony
  • The Cabana Room has a Queen Sleeper sofa. Mother in Law apartment has a 5th bedroom with a king size bed and sleeper sofa - available for additional $500. House accommodates up to 12 guests. Must add mother in law apartment with 13 or more
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note: Pets are not allowed on the beach


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Destin Dreaming, Walk to Beach, Pet Friendly, Pool, Apt Avail, WiFi
average rating of 4.964286 based on 92 reviews

Our week at Destin Dreaming.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six (4 adults, 2 children) along with our 2 dogs had a great week at Destin Dreaming. Location is great for walking our dogs. Nearby are restaurants and good shopping. Cottage was clean and comfortable for our week-long stay. We would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was amazing, very clean just like home, it felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I fell in love with this house, it had everything we wanted and needed, one block from the beach, all the necessaries we needed for the beach and to have a pool party, we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain House, CA

Destin Dreaming was just whatwe were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a FABULOUS time staying at Destin Dreaming!  We have been going to Destin every other year since the mid nineties, and we all agreed that this vacation home was definitely one of our favorites.  The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed for preparing/eating meals, the house was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable, and the front yard was absolutely stunning!  We thoroughly enjoyed having our coffee on the porch, relaxing in those great rockers and catching up with one another.  The beach was just a short walk away, and the pool was a welcome alternative to the sand. I would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone looking to stay in the Destin area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach House Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the 4th of July holiday week. The house is very well kept and clean. Due to the size of our group, we utilized the MIL apartment as well. The apartment looks like it was either just built or recently renovated. Very impressed with it. The set up of the rooms in the house is Great, and everyone loved the big porches on the first and second floors with seating. All of the appliances appear to be fairly new and we had no issues with operation. The kitchen is stocked with the necessities. There is a beach wagon, toys, chairs, umbrella and boogie boards available for use which came in handy. The beach is only 2 blocks away at most. It was very convenient in regards to location to the beach. The house was actually walking distance to The Commons as well, just a few blocks. This was convenient as Destin turns out to have alot of traffic. There was also a pool at the house. It was a smaller pool, but none of the children...or adults seemed to mind. The kids especially had a great time being able to go from the beach to the pool. Overall we were really pleased with this house and have already suggested to a couple other families. If we get another trip back to Destin we will definitely try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation, great beach house

  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful home, perfect for a multi-generation vacation. A short walk to the beach and close to shopping.

The "in-law" suite is beautiful with it's own kitchen and living room (but be aware you need to climb stairs to get to it.).

We were a group of 12 from toddlers to grandparents. We spent many mornings and evenings on the lovely front porch. An unexpected bonus was the pool which was so delightful after a day at the beach.

The house is clean and has all the amenities you could want.

Stacey is very accommodating.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this home so much! Just a short walk to beautiful Crystal Beach and the world just melts away! This is our 2nd time staying in Destin Dreaming and won't be our last. Clean and comfortable bedding, nicely furnished with plenty of seating and a well stocked kitchen. There's also a great grill and outdoor space around pool. The are rocking chairs on the wrap around porches to relax and drink coffee in the mornings and perhaps a cocktail in the evening. This home offers the best bedding arrangements of any place we've ever rented, offering 4 king beds in addition to bunks and pull out sofa.... All with their own bathrooms! We simply couldnt find a better home to spend time with our family.

Stacey is wonderful to work with, the most helpful and responsive homeowner we've ever dealt with.

See you next year Stacey!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Destin Dog park is located on Commons Drive about 2 miles from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $120 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL - $500 OFF any December week
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are Fall Rate
Must Be 25 Years or Older To Rent; No Vacationing College Students
Mother in Law Apartment can be added to rental for $500/week plus $75 cleaning fee - plus tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.