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Panoramic Balcony View, Pool, Wifi, & Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5BR/3.5BA House that sleeps up to 20 people.

Our Aqua Vista home has 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths included in this magnificent 4,000 sq-ft Destin Vacation home, with breathtaking views of the Gulf, Bay and Lakes. This home features 3 decks, travertine marble flooring, granite counter-tops, built-in Entertainment Center (46” HDTV), 12” crown molding and a finished two-car garage, giving you the true feeling of quality but in a family friendly environment. The large open living area, open to the kitchen and dining area, is perfect for multi-generation family gatherings following a day at the beach, which is only steps away. This 5 bedroom vacation getaway has the same spaciousness of many six bedroom beach homes, so there is plenty of space for everyone. There are five bedrooms with an adjacent sleeping area connected to the master bedroom that sleeps an additional four people. This 5 bedroom house sleeps up to 20 people comfortably.

Spend the day relaxing on the beach, with the private gated access, or at the community pool just 20 steps away, or take advantage of the other exclusive community amenities such as sand volleyball, tennis or the club house. Sunrise and sunset lovers can take in the magnificent 360-degree view from the spacious fourth level martini deck for hours of entertainment

We own and personally manage this house ourselves. We love the layout and design of the house and its surrounding area. Terra Cotta is a family friendly neighborhood and is close to the Big Kahuna’s Water Park, golf, Destin's Boardwalk, shopping centers/outlets and within walking distance to many fine restaurants.

You will be dealing directly with US, the owner, and not a property management company. You definitely won’t get better customer service anywhere!


• Sleeps – 16-20 (1 king, 4 queen, 1 trundle bed (2 twins), 2 sets of bunk beds

• Location – 500 ft from beach, upscale Terra Cotta community/Crystal Beach area

• Features – Private beach access, community pool, 2 car garage, Gulf Views

• Perfect for – large families, multiple families, girls’ vacations, special occasions


- FIRST FLOOR: Two sleeping areas separated by wall/door with a shared bathroom.

* Guest Room - two queens

* Bunk room - two sets of bunk beds

- SECOND FLOOR: This is your main living/dining area.

- THIRD FLOOR: There are three separate bedrooms on this floor plus an adjacent bonus sleeping area connected to the master.

* Guest Room - queen bed

* Guest Room - queen bed

* Master Room - king bed with private bathroom.

* Bonus sleeping area - we added a queen and a day bed to accommodate additional people if needed.

- FOURTH FLOOR - huge balcony with great views of the Gulf and pool

We provide all of the necessities to get you settled in and relaxed. There is a grocery store close by for you to replenish and pickup any items that you may need for the remainder of your stay.

NOTE: You have several methods to make your payments. You can pay by personal check, credit card or direct withdraw (eChecks) from your bank account through the HomeAway secure payment system. To get our best rate, our preferred payment method is by personal check or eChecks to avoid credit card fees. There will be a 2.5% Convenience fee if you pay by credit card.

Keywords: Seaside, Florida, Beach, Cottage Rental, Walton, 30A, Miramar Beach, Destin, Crystal Beach Aqua Vista, Prvt Beach Access. Panoramic Balcony View, Pool, Wifi, & Steps From The Beach, Panoramic Balcony View, Pool, Wifi, & Steps From The Beach

Spacious open floor plan, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

More Details

Anthony and Trang
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

2013 was our second year to stay at Aqua Vista, and it won't be our last. You can really, REALLY sleep lots of people in this vacation home, without using a futon or sleeper sofa. We slept 11 very comfortably. With 3 & 1/2 baths, we still were not climbing all over each other.

The home has recent updates (carpet, furniture coverings, minor maintenance). Zero trouble with the drains. Water heater failed, BUT was fixed in a few hours. Main level is very open, including a kitchen that 3-4 can hang & work in. And the kitchen, baths and beds were all very clean when we arrived.

Beach access is a "true" 2 minute walk. At the shoreline, head West for 400 feet to have YOUR OWN (public) beach nestled between two private beaches. No congestion. Enjoy your Destin beach vacation!
Jul 2013
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Two sets of twin bunk beds. Sleeps 4 people.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , With connected sun room converted to sleep 4 ppl.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 double , Two queens and a full size beds.
  • 1-King 4-Queens 1-Full Trundle Day Bed (2-twins) 2 Sets Twin Bunk Beds (4 twins) Sleeps 14-20 people
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Balcony View, Pool, Wifi, & Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 23 reviews

Great house with great view

  • 5 of 5

This is a house most suitable for a large group. We had a blast. The pool was right in front of the house, and the beach was only a few minutes from the house. The view was stunning. The house was well maintained and everything in the house was high-end. With so many people on the first floor, it tends to get hot and humid, so be careful about that. I will definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was great. The house was very nice and plenty of room for all of us.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Aqua Vista very much and would recommend it to any of the f our friends and relatives. We had to wait an hour to get in but overall was a great experience. Great location to pool and to the beach. We loved it there and didn't want to leave.

The Kessler Family

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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56 Terra Cotta Way - overall great value for the money spent

  • 4 of 5

Good, large house for the number of people we had (18). Layout was good with two sets of washer/dryers. Only issues we had were some squeaky doors, ants on the countertops which the owners said had already been sprayed and was going to take care of again once we left. Easy access to beach which is less than a block away. Owner was responsive to a call we placed during the week and was pleasant to speak with. Our group enjoyed all of the ameneties including a sand volleyball court and pool just across the street. We would definitely stay at this property again if we had another large group and the need arose.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aqua Vista Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, spacious, and nice. It accommodated our large 4 family group without problem. Community pool is right across street, and the beach was only a short walk away. We could even see the fireworks from the rooftop patio. I especially liked that it had two dining tables, two fridges, as well as two laundry areas, and the grill was very useful. I'd recommend it to any large group vacationing in Destin.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly what our family wanted

  • 4 of 5

The property was located perfectly with fairly easy access to the beach. The owner was extremely attentive to us when issues arose and corrected them immediately even though the issues did not have an impact to our vacation. The rooftop was a great place for the adults at the end of each day to relax and converse. For us, having 4 grandchildren and 6 adults the house layout was great and allowed the kids (ages 2 - 6) to run around and have fun without worry. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Space for a large family or group

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this property. We traveled to Destin for a wedding and the majority of the wedding party stayed in the house. Everyone had a comfortable sleeping arrangement and the house overall is in great shape with a large kitchen and living area perfect for gathering and socializing. Close proximity to the beach and pool and a wonderful rooftop patio with views of the Gulf were a huge plus as well. This house was exactly what our group needed.

One small complaint, the fridges do not keep things very cold but that was the only complaint and that can be overcome by buying extra ice. The blender was also not working when we got there, but Anthony was able to bring a replacement over the next day so the excellent service complements the excellent property.

Overall, I would recommend this property to any large group looking to stay in the Destin area.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Damage Waiver Plan $59 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

- Snowbirds monthly rate for January and February: $2500.00
- Please note that our preferred method of payments are personal check or eCheck. Add a 2.5% Convenience fee to the total if pay by credit card to cover the credit card fees.
- All rates are based on 18 guests. There will be an additional $14.28/night per guest over 18 people; excluding children under 3 years old. Maximum of 20 guests.

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