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Adorable Home less then a Block to Gulf W/Pool!

Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA
  • House2066 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10

Less Then One Block From the Beach!!! This beautifully designed custom cottage home is located in Crystal beach has more upgrades than you can imagine. You will enjoy all the comforts of home as well as the beach less then a block from your front door and in the opposite direction lots of shopping and restaurants within walking distance as well!

Nothing was spared in designing this home. Accented with Bamboo Flooring and Wainscoting throughout the home, Bay Windows, Recessed Lighting, Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, a Dual Fuel Stove/Oven, Built in Desk, Gas Fireplace as well as a custom built Murphy Bed in the first floor bedroom.

HUGE Covered Porches in the Front and Back of the Home, In Ground Pool, and Stacking Glass Doors that to the Covered Back Porch overlooking the Pool.

There is parking for 4 vehicles and a large fenced in back yard to enjoy.

Our Community: Crystal Beach promotes cottages, rather then high rises, to capture the Old Florida Community feeling. We suggest walking to the corner Bistro ( Camille's ), sit on the veranda, read the paper and enjoy a relaxing breakfast and cup of coffee while watching the morning joggers pass by.

While at the beach, try one of their smoothies or return in the evening for some of the finest Sushi or seafood in Destin. There are also many beautiful golf courses within 5 miles of your vacation home. You will also enjoy Dolphin watching, jogging and just sitting at the beach to soak in the beauty of the emerald waters as well as the spectacular sunsets. If you enjoy shopping then you will be able to shop till you drop! Destin Commons is only 2 minutes away

or you can find several treasures at the Silver Sands outlet mall. It is billed as the worlds largest Designer Outlet! And please take time to explore Hwy 30A with all of their quaint shops as well as the shops of San Destin

What to do besides enjoy our wonderful beach...: Should you wish to explore what the local area has to offer, you'll find an abundance of choices. Sidewalks line scenic 98 for walking, running or bike riding. We are a short 2-5 mile drive to the Silver Sands mall to the West, or luxury shopping at Destin Commons to the East. Kenny D's, The Crab Trap, and Pompano Joe's are all within walking distance to Cayenne Cottage. We encourage you to leave menus of your favorite restaurants when you come. For evening entertainment, Destin is known for some wonderfully upscale eateries, as well as your regular fare. Friendly night life and nearby state of the art movie theater.great shopping can be found at the Destin Commons outdoor mall. Enjoy such great stores as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Belk, Books-A-Million & Maui Nix Surf Shop to rattle off a few. Stop for a bite to eat at the Hard Rock Café, Panera Bread, Tony’s Ristorante or Sushi Siam.

More than just shopping : The Destin Commons Center Plaza offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment are held through the year at Destin Commons . Rave Motion Pictures is also housed at Destin Commons.

Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts offers wonderful dining and specialty stores as well as great festivals & events that are held at the Market Shops Green or the Center Plaza within the Village.

Grande Boulevard offers stores such as Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Coldwater Creek, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Sunglass Hut, & Tommy Bahama's Emporium as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s , Fleming’s, Cantina Laredo (If you dine here sit outside to enjoy the fountain!) & Mitchell’s Fish Market.

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a vacation in it’s own right for shoppers you will have access to over 100 stores. When you need to pause for nourishment choose from Panera Bread, Cheeseburger in Paradise or Carrabba's Italian Grill.

Property Manager

Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers

Member Since 2001
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Calendar last updated:
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About Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers

This property is mananged by JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC

Mike & Kathy Shampine - JSRE/Kastlekeepers LLC Property Managers purchased this House in 2010


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Murphy bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Murphy bed
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single, bunk bed set plus twin bed and trundle bed
      • On the second floor is the Master BR w/ king bed and master bath. The 2nd, & 3rd guest bedroom with a shared (jack and jill) bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a king bed, the 3rd bedroom on this floor has a twin bed, a set of bunk beds and a trundle bed. The laundry room is also on the 2nd floor. 1st floor bedroom is a den/bedroom w/ a queen size bed (murphy bed), featuring french doors and is located at the front of the house.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, attached to Master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, on the main floor
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Jack n Jill for two upstairs guest bedrooms

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean


              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm System
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (5) Flat screen tv in each bedroom as well as the Flat screen tv in the living room
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2) Large porch/deck area in front and back of home
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Outdoor Pool
                                          • Private Pool
                                            full size in ground pool
                                          • Whirlpool
                                          • jetted tub
                                            master bath has a jetted tub and separate shower


                                              • bay/sound
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            19 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great property and only a few steps from the beach.

                                                            Yvonne G.

                                                            The location of the property could not be better - straight ahead once you exit the toll booth. The accommodations were exactly as we expected and the interior was as listed. We enjoyed our stay and cannot think of anything needed that was not available. This property would certainly be considered again.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! I hope you will come back to visit us again soon!!!!

                                                            One of the best houses in the area.

                                                            david o.Minneapolis

                                                            This is a great four bedroom house. We have stayed here several times and the property is always well maintained. Bed, bath and living areas clean and very functional. Huge master suite. Furniture always updated and in good condition. Great porches front and back. Love the completely open sliding back wall to outside eating area. Well located one block from beach access and a great restaurant at Camille's.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi David!

                                                            Thank you for this wonderful review! It is always so nice to see you! I hope you will come back again next year.

                                                            Bye for now,


                                                            Wonderful home! Location, Location, Location.

                                                            David H.

                                                            We have rented several properties near the gulf and on the Atlantic. Pictures are a big deal when looking and deciding on the perfect spot. The pictures on the website for "three little birds" were spot on. The living room furniture had just been replaced and with a couple of exceptions the home was clean. We are sno-birds so we eat in a lot. The kitchen was well stocked. If someone fills all the bedrooms, there is a place to eat together and plenty of plates.


                                                            Kim W.

                                                            The place was clean, short walk to beach, shops & restaurants, and absolutely perfect for a house full of military veterans to meetup & have a great time.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Kim,

                                                            I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review!

                                                            Wonderful Vacation Housing

                                                            Michael T.Houston, Texas

                                                            House is well maintained and nicely furnished. Very comfortably slept 6 individuals in 4 separate sleeping areas. Will definitely consider contracting property for future visits to Destin.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Hi Mike!

                                                            Thank you for submitting this review! I hope we will see you again soon.

                                                            Bye for now,


                                                            We loved the house! Short walk to beach and perfect backyard!!

                                                            Brittany D.

                                                            We loved the house, it was perfect! Loved how the kitchen and living area was all open and opened up to the backyard. The backyard was perfect, room for kids to run off energy and the pool was the perfect size and a small part is shaded most of the day if you want a break from the sun but still want to be in the pool.

                                                            The walk to the beach was perfect, took 4 or 5 minutes, sidewalks the whole way and you walk right into a public beach access point. The beach was the prettiest I have seen in Florida!!

                                                            The location of the house is central to a lot of reatuarants but out of the crazy hustle and bustle of downtown Destin!

                                                            We highly recommend this house and will probably rent again!!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I hope you will come back again soon!!!!


                                                            Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA

                                                            Golf: Of course we can not forget to mention Golf! Dont forget our wonderful Golf courses! There are (10) Championship golf courses within four (4) miles of '3 Little Birds Cottage'. Each offers its own character and challenges. All are public courses with full service facilities with a restaurant, practice range, rental clubs, professional lessons and pro shop stocked to meet your needs. Destin, Florida is known as the ”World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” & boasts of being home to the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Fish from the beach or boat. If you do not want to bring your boat, one of Destin’s many charter boats would love the opportunity to take you out for full or half day excursions. Water surrounds Destin with the intercoastal waterway to the north and Gulf on the south, creating an abundance of water sports available, including kayaking, wave running, parasailing, kite surfing, snorkeling and so much more!

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                                                            19 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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