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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

4 bdrm house, newly painted & decorated, private pool, golf cart incl, slps 12

This is an awesome house in a desirable gated beach community in Destiny By The Sea-East. Your own private kidney shaped pool in your own private backyard for grilling, sunning and relaxing after a great day at the beach! This house a large living area to spread out with your friends and family. The master bedroom has an extra area to work, read, or sleep more people if needed. A street legal golf cart is included to enjoy the bars, restaurants, and shops within walking distance. Easy access to the beach with The Crab Trap open for your use of the beach bar and beach dining while you are at the beach. The 4 million dollar clubhouse/amenities is a wonderful experience while you stay at The Olive Palm and includes tennis, walking trails, full gym, theater room, huge hotel style pool, jacuzzi, basketball and more. Within walking distance is The Crab Trap, Captain Dave's and Kenny D's.

Mark Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Mark Jones

This is my second vacation rental. I am retired from owning my own Marketing Research Company in Roswell GA. Being semi retired I wanted to spend more time at the beach. While not using my homes I thought of sharing them with other's. I hope that you enjoy my home as much as I do.

Mark Jones purchased this house in 2015

Why Mark Jones chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

I love this gated beach community and the convenience to the beach with the privacy that I wanted in the evenings with lots of space and the private pool. The clubhouse facilities are also among the very best in all of Destin - huge waterfall pool, tennis, modern workout gym, theatre room and more!

What makes this house unique

What you are unlikely to find in other beach rental homes, The Olive Palm is located in a prestigious gated community, and comes with it's own pool plus complete renter access to the fabulous clubhouse that includes gym, spa, tennis, playground huge pool/jacuzzi and more. And though the clubhouse and beach are only short walks away, your rental includes use of a $15K 6-seater golf cart that is completely street legal and can be used to cruise to the beach, local shops and restaurants. As local renters charge $500+/wk for a golf cart of this kind, I believe the rental value of the Olive Palm with its many upgrades and amenities is among the best you will find in all of Destin!


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sitting area in Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom on main level.
  • 4 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Very nice home.

  • 4 of 5

Mark was very accommodating. The house is in a great gated neighborhood. Very easy to get to the beach with the golf cart that comes with the house. We had eight adults and three toddlers for a week. The rooms where big enough for the kids to sleep in the room with their parents and plenty of living space down stairs for us all. It was great to have the small private pool as well as the club house pool. I would recommend this to anyone interested.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable and relaxing vacation at Destiny, Destin.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation ever with our friends from France this year staying at Olive Palm, Destiny.

The house is very spacious and comfortable for the 8 of us. Our guests were quite impressed with the amenities and location of the house.

The beach is a short walk away and with the golf cart, we could bring chairs and umbrellas without getting sand in our cars !!

The kitchen is fully equipped with a over sized dishwasher that allowed us to dine-in a few times.

We also enjoyed using the pool and the jacuzzi at the club house.

All in all, thanks to Mark, we had a wonderful vacation and will surely come back next year. Mid September is a nice time to come with no traffic, no crowds, plenty of parking spaces at the beach and the water is still warm and beautiful !

Mark has been more than helpful, very prompt in getting back to me with any questions that I had.

Thanks again Mark !

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Beautiful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at this house. I would recommend anyone to stay there. Based on the location, the pool and the golf cart our stay couldn’t had been better. The house is well stock with beach towels and kitchen utensils. The rooms are spacious enough that you are not on top of one another, there was 5 of us – 2 couples and 1 single person. Couldn’t beat having a washer and dryer to keep the sand off. The pool temperature was beautiful not chilling nor hot – just right. We could have walked to the beach, but why when you have a golf cart!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great quiet location for our family's stay

  • 5 of 5

Having never visited Destin before, we were nervous about picking a location to stay! This house is very comfortable and in a nice gated community. The beach is about a 10 minute walk, and there is a pedestrian tunnel so there's no need to cross the busy beachfront road. We found that we really couldn't park the golf cart to go to the beach most of the week, due to a lack of parking in the Crab Shack area parking lot, but it was still useful for dropping off/picking up gear and getting to the community pool (which is very nice!) Owner is very responsive and helpful! If you're going to Destin for the first time and it's summer, be prepared to spend a lot of time sitting in bridge traffic on your way in - looks like just about every property in the area turns over on a Saturday. A local gave us the tip that everyone can use the SunPass lane in the tollgate - they send you a bill in the mail, apparently- so don't sit waiting in the cash lanes like we did! Pack a cooler with your first-morning things and save the grocery trip for at least Sunday, too - it's insane at the grocery store Saturday night.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First and foremost I was to say that mark was great and answered every question I had for a first time renter. The property was lovely and spacious. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for our stay and the golf cart was great for a ride around the community and down to the beach. Will definitely rent from mark again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation for my family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Destin! The house was perfect for us! It was plenty of room and plenty of privacy for everyone. Having our own pool was a bonus and my family enjoyed the extras at the clubhouse! We all agreed that we would definitely do this again! One last thing, Mark was so good about getting back to me whenever I had a question!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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
Spring/Spring Break 2016
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
May Special*
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles

The Olive Palm is located in the prestigious Destiny By The Sea/East with a private pool and a 3 million dollar facility for DBSE only! House has easy access to the beach with a pimped up gold cart for ease to get around. To the dining and bars that are a golf cart away. The Crab Trap, Pampano Joe's, Captain Dave's, Kenny D's, Cuvee Bsitro, Tuscany, Camiles, Cafe 790 on The Gulf, The Winery, Dairy Queen, Bad Ass Coffee Surf Hut, and The Whale's Tail. Just a couple of miles are Grocery stores, Walmart, outlets, movies, bowling, dancing, water parks, rides, Fudpucker's, The Harbortown Docks with dining and boating, Margaritaville, Coyote Ugly, Chris Ruth, Baytowne nightlife, shopping and dining.


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