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Karen sowder

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Incredible Location! Great View! Huge Private Pool!

3 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10 - all in beds)

What an ideal location!

Our wonderful vacation home is situated in beautiful Crystal Beach, a coastal community of quaint, colorful, sea-side homes with white picket fences and lots of charm. Our home is directly across from the beach on Scenic Hwy 98, with a nice view of the emerald gulf, and a very short 1 block walk to beach access! You are close to everything here so you won't be driving 30 min to get anywhere! Publix grocery and the Destin Commons Shopping Center are a 4 block drive- or walk, and Walmart is 1 mile to the west on US 98. Camille's, a wonderful neighborhood bar and restaurant is 2 blocks to the E.

Crystal Beach is the most beautiful beach in Destin with pure white sand and shallow, sparkling, crystal clear emerald water! This area of Destin is the quietest because Scenic Hwy 98 ends 1 block to the W, and there are no high-rise buildings on this end of the beach. Experience Destin differently from all the huge high-rises and overcrowded condos!

Our home is an antebellum-style house with beautiful wrap around porches that are ideal for enjoying the seaside atmosphere. We have a private pool which is huge by 'beach standards' -14 ft x 30 ft- with plenty of room for laps, and it can be heated in the cooler months(for an additional charge). The pool is on the beach side of the property, directly on Scenic 98, making it easy to join-in on the fun, and sometimes craziness, that is all around. There are new pool lounge chairs so you can relax and watch the kids play in the pool, as well as wooden Adirondack chairs and tables on all the porches.

There are 2 large master suites with king beds on the second floor, both of which open onto the expansive porches. The master that faces the beach also overlooks the pool, and there is a nice view of the gulf and the crashing surf from the porch. The loft bedroom has a full bed and 2 twins, and the downstairs has a queen, with the third bath also downstairs. All of the bedding and linens are new, and all of the bedrooms have cable TV and DVD players.

Take advantage of our weatherproof outdoor speakers using the Sony amplifier and the new Bluetooth wireless adapter, so you can enjoy your tunes while out by the pool, or while relaxing with cocktails on the porches in the evenings, without having to be 'wired' anymore.

You can also play your tunes inside, with the mini-input on the den surround-sound DVD/home theater amp.

The house was re-floored in 2014-15, and there is a new brick paver walkway to make the necessary garbage can trips easier.

Walk to dinner at Camille's, or rent a bike at the shop next door; spend the day at the beach or hang-out by the pool; shop at Silver Sands Outlet or play some golf; do whatever you like, but rest assured, you will have a fantastic time here!

Our home is professionally managed locally, and any problems that might occur are rectified within 24 hr. Our management company will also work with you to make paying for your vacation rental easier!

Keywords: beach house, 4 bedroom, private pool,crystal beach home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen sowder (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Karen sowder chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

NW FL has some of the world's most beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water, and we chose Destin because we love the beach here, as well as the community. Crystal Beach is a quiet sea-side neighborhood with beautiful private homes, and yet close enough to the 'action' to satisfy everyone. We chose this specific property not only because we love the house and the pool, but also because we love the location - our home sits on a corner lot directly on Scenic Hwy 98, just across from the beach with a view of the gulf. We are close to everything the area has to offer, and the convenience of this location is a huge advantage. There is not a lot of traffic because Scenic Hwy 98 'ends' 1 block to the west at Henderson Beach State Park, and there are no high-rises on this end of the beach. Because it is so quiet, we love to sit on the porch at night and listen to the surf. The serenity also makes for great beach and neighborhood walks.

We have been vacationing on the NW FL and AL Gulf coasts all our lives, but Destin has become, by far, our favorite Destin-ation.

What makes this house unique

You can enjoy swimming in our large private pool, which can be heated in the cooler months, and which fronts on Scenic Hwy 98-to really give you that 'beach' atmosphere. Our home is an easy walk to several incredible restaurants, 1 very short block to the beach, and 2 blocks to Henderson Park Inn and State Park. The Beachwalk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn is incomparable, if you want an incredibly romantic and excellent dinner. (We walk to dinner, and usually walk back on the beach.) Our home has enough parking for 6+ vehicles, so even large parties can be accommodated. The wireless outdoor stereo system allows you to enjoy your music while in the pool or on the porches. There are 2 outdoor showers-the back one has H&C water, the front one(on the palm tree by the gate) is only cold.

There are now 2 bowling alleys within 3 blocks of the house-one is part of BassPro Shops, for something different to do on those rainy days. Our keyless KABA locks will give you peace of mind while on the beach and during your stay.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Incredible Location! Great View! Huge Private Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house last June and are returning again this June. It was great for 2 families and it is very close to everything. We like how close it is to the beach, but the Condos across the street like to block off the beach in front of their properties, so the beach you have to work with is very narrow. We actually don't mind driving down to the Crab Trap a few blocks down. That area of the beach has a public restroom, vending and is not blocked off. The house has a lot of great amenities, from the sound system by the pool, fantastic wrap around deck and is close to a church with a playground.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indiana
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

This was a great home to stay in for two families. We had 4 adults and 5 children. Pool is nice size and the beach is a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belleville, IL
5

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a week in this house. Loved it. We had 8 adults and 5 kids (ages 8 months to 9 yrs) and plenty of room for everyone. Pool is great, very large for beach house pool. Short walk to the beach. House was well equipped for large group. Will definitely keep in mind to return next summer. The house looked exactly as it did online. We actually arrived early and the cleaning crew finished and notified us while we were at the beach that our house was ready. Property seemed to be failrly well maintained, noticed a couple outside things (loose railing on deck, missing fence piece) but nothing that detracted from a great experience. Overall the house was well maintained. I will and already have recommended this property. Very convenient neighborhood for access to grocery store, etc. Quiet neighborhood, not much traffic or commotion.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to keep our property in excellent shape, although things do slip by from time to time. We are glad you found the house big enough for your group, and hope you will consider us in the future. The flooring and some other aspects will be upgraded in the early spring of 2014, so your return trip would probably be even more enjoyable.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
NW FL Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kelly Plantion
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

We are close to all the action, and everything in Destin - the beach, Big Kahuna's, Destin Harbor, Harbor Walk, Destin Commons, putt-putt golf, bowling alley, all the restaurants, Silver Sands Outlet Shops, and all the usual beach activities!

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

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Sep 3 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
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$2,000
 
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Master - Pool side - 1 king , shared bath
    Ground level BR - 1 queen , shared bath
    Master - Courtyard - 1 king , private bath
  • King size beds (2) 1 in each of the 2 master suites, Queen size Beds (1) 1 in the downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) 1 in the loft bedrm, Twin or Single Beds (2) in the loft bedrm - the ground floor bedroom opens to the pool area, and is not suitable for young children! Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 sleeper sofa in den/living area. ***Although our home can sleep 12 people, it is only 1,800 sq ft, and 10 people (all in beds) is probably a more reasonable number, unless you have only a few adults.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large private pool and pool deck, outdoor showers, wireless outdoor stereo system, large beach cart with large wheels specifically to make your trips to the beach easier! The house was recarpeted, and new tile installed in the in bathrooms in 2014. New leather furniture in den with a new sleeper sofa also purchased in 2014.

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