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Huge Open Floor Plan!! Beautiful Private Pool with Spillover Spa, Putting Green, Outdoor TV!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Don’t let the name of this fantastic Destin vacation rental fool you- everyone will be happy as clams while staying at Blue Starfish! In fact, it expertly strikes the balance of old and new; technology and tradition. The sleek kitchen of this luxury is fitted with stainless steel appliances including a five burner gas range and a double oven all of which is surrounded by unique slabs of grey granite counters. Contrast that with the quirky, refurbished, bursting-with-color furnishings and voila- a crisp, clean vacation home with just the right amount of personality. Actually, the five balconies and porches, four large bedrooms and an open floor plan guarantee that there will be plenty of room for all the personalities you plan to bring with you, too!

While it’s true that Blue Starfish is a short walk to the gorgeous beaches of the Gulf, its pool deck has been known to turn the emerald water even greener with envy! Get ready for a rant about the private deck’s amenities- a wall mounted flat screen TV is set on the back porch overlooking the crystal clear pool edged by a green lawn, a spa sits just above the pool with a small waterfall connecting the two, outdoor dining allows several families to dine alfresco on savory barbecue from the private gas grill, a custom-built wet bar with a refrigerator lets you refill your drink without having to go inside and finally a full pool bath right off the porch makes it easy to wash off sand before taking a swim! Whew! While listing that many amenities is exhausting, entertaining guests at Blue Starfish will be nothing but rejuvenating!

The joyous tones of blue that envelop the exterior and interior combined with lively beach décor featuring curious sea creatures are sure to put a spring in your step! Go explore the nearby attractions like Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl at the Destin Commons, Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, one of Destin’s famous golf courses, or a dolphin cruise on the harbor. Blue Starfish is set in the ideal spot for diving in to Destin’s fun!

Bed Sizes/ Layout:

Second Floor: Second Bedroom – King, Third Bedroom – Queen, Fourth Bedroom – 2 sets of Triple Bunks

Third Floor: MBR Bedroom – King

During Spring and Summer this home requires a 7-night, Saturday to Saturday stay. Any other time we require a 4-night minimum stay.

We do not rent to anyone under 25 or to students.

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


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: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom # 1 (King ), Bedroom # 2 (King), Bedroom # 3 (Queen), Bedroom # 4 (2 Triple Bunks)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Huge Open Floor Plan!! Beautiful Private Pool with Spillover Spa, Putting Green, Outdoor TV!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Indianapolis, In

October 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it! Needs more seating on the main floor - a couch sectional would be a great addition. Everything else was superb!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent review of Blue Starfish. We are thrilled to hear you loved the property as much as we do. Thank you for your suggestions. They have been passed to the property manager so she may discuss possible improvements with the owner. We hope to have you back very soon.
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September 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Blue Starfish in September and we have to say that the home is amazing! I usually bring lots of stuff (cooking utensils, pots, waffle machine, etc.,and was overjoyed that everything we needed for the week was in the home.

The whole house is decorated perfect along with hanging out at the awesome pool and beautiful porch. Our decision is made for next years Destin Vacation.

A huge shout out to Newman Dailey for their extra help with our issue. They are so professional and helpful. We will always try to go with Newman-Dailey in our search for the perfect vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
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Nokomis, FL

Not very well taken care of

  • 2 of 5

It's a shame as this could be a very nice home. The home appears clean for the most part, the pictures are deceiving. The outdoor area was a mess, broken chair by the pool, everything is worn hard, rough shape, yard not kept up very good, pool is ice cold so we couldn't use it. Inside the ice dispenser sticks on the refrigerator so ice pour out everywhere. There was no broom, no iron, but I did call them and they brought ones over. Pillows on beds need to be thrown out and new ones brought in. Not even pillow cases for them all. Almost no hangers in the closets, the sofas in the living room need to be replaced. It felt poorly managed and poorly cared for. The AC is very cold on main floor and hot on the 2nd floor. The washer and dryer doors about to break off. The microwave doesn't work well. The walk to the beach is quick and very good. But I would never rent from this company again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very surprised to hear you had these issues. Blue Starfish is one of our most popular properties. We do our best to make sure every property is well cared for and stocked with the necessary supplies. We encourage our guests to contact us immediately should they have any issues so we may correct them promptly. We would have loved to have heard about these items when you called about the iron and ironing board. We are happy to report these items are no longer an issue and the latest guests have let us know how much they are enjoying this home. We do hope that you would give us another chance to earn your loyalty. We have many wonderful vacation rentals throughout the area.
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Shiloh, Illinois

Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the house was beautiful! The house was nicely stocked that suited our needs! Great having the bathroom and shower outside. We loved the open floor plan to spend time together. We ❤️ Our Destin vacations!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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September 2016 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely awesome...beautiful house..lived up to pictures on the internet..we had a blast...the only thing I would suggest is a hand bar for pool..if you are older it's not easy getting out of the pool.other than that couldn't ask for a nicer place.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent review of Blue Starfish. We agree the house is amazing! We are so happy you had such a wonderful time. We have passed along your suggestion to the property manager to share with the owner. We look forward to your next stay with us.
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 10 loved this location! It was ideal for the beach and getting out to the many restaurants. We had a slight hiccup with the pool heat - were told the heat was on, but after two days knew it was not and called. The controls were locked or we would have adjusted it ourselves, but they had someone come out and turn it on and were quick to reimburse us for the issue. They can't control the annoying 6 am garbage pickup at the hotel next door, but that was easily overcome by the nice accommodations. There are lots of hardwood floors, so be prepared to hear everything that goes on in the house, but again the other luxuries of the home outweighed this issue. The pool is clearly one of the largest and best and they have one of the greatest backyards in the area - we would re-rent just for that! Putting green was used nightly, as was the nice big sitting area and kitchen. Fun porches and location, location, location! We'll be back when coming to Destin!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Primrose Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Beach Walk Cafe
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
The Craft Bar
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Destin Commons
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
Gator Beach
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
James Lee Park
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
Tuscany Italian Bistro
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    BLUESTARFISH Clean Fee-233: $233
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 1 and 27 nights