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Kerry Norton

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Pet Friendly, Gulf views, 500 ft to beach

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

'Down to Kokomo'

Take the advice of the Beach Boys and come on 'Down to Kokomo'! Get here fast and then take it slow; that’s where you want to go, on down to Kokomo Row!

You know you are at the beach when you drive into our little community called Crystal Beach. Colorful houses and white picket fences line the streets. Kokomo Kove is a small 2 street neighborhood just feet from the Gulf of Mexico, and both streets end with cul-de-sacs. No thru traffic so lots of privacy! As you are turning into the neighborhood, look directly across the street beachside, and you will see our dedicated beach access!

Our 3 story home is located just 500 feet from the Gulf of Mexico on a quiet cul-de-sac. As soon as you step out of the car you'll feel you are in a tropical forest. You definitely know you are at the beach when you walk into a world of color. Our home is warm and inviting but absolutely fun and bright. There are no boring rooms in this house!

The living room, kitchen and dining room are an open concept so it makes this space feel large and inviting. Guests can be sitting in the living room, cooking in the kitchen or sitting at the dining room table, and all can be included in the conversation if they want to be. If not, it's cozy enough for each room to have its own gathering space. Enjoy a 46” HDTV with WIFI, Netflix and a Blue Ray Player in the living room. The couch makes into a queen size bed when needed or can be used as a twin to sleep one person.

We have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath downstairs. Each bedroom has a queen bed and you'll love the feel of the 300-600 ct 100% cotton sheets. There's plenty of space in the closets for you to put your clothes away so you won't have to be stepping over luggage on the floor. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan for those who need a little extra breeze to sleep along with 32' flat screen TV's.

The downstairs bath has a large walk-in travertine shower and 2 sinks. There is a fully enclosed outdoor shower so when it's crunch time for getting ready, someone can step out there and knock out a quick one. Towels are right inside the back door. Just grab one on your way out!

The laundry room is equipped with a washer and dryer along with places to hang towels and swim suits when you come back from the beach.

The Master Bedroom and bath are on the 2nd floor. This very large room has a king size bed and a twin size sleeper chair great for when you need to keep a child close. The furniture is completely built in so there is an abundance of storage space. Two ceiling fans hang from a beam in the vaulted ceiling. This room has a 32” Sony HDTV.

Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a Master Bath with 2 sinks, walk-in shower, and large Jacuzzi bath. The bath sits in a bay window and has a beautiful candle chandelier for those evenings when you just want to get away from everyone, relax and enjoy a romance novel. Or on a less romantic side, throw the kids in there and let them play while they wash off the sand.

Now head on up to the 3rd floor. This spacious room can be used as a bedroom, a game room or both. The sofa sleeper makes a queen bed, the chair and half makes a twin bed, and there's a game table for just having fun and enjoying the 360 degree panoramic view of Crystal Beach. It's 50 feet up so you can see the gulf, the lake, and all the house tops from our 17 windows on this floor. There's a door for privacy and the room is stocked with games. This room also has a 26' flat screen TV.

You’ll have a hard time deciding which deck you want to spend your free time on, the front porch, the back deck or off the Master on the second floor.

The back deck is a great place to gather with family or friends to watch the sunset or have a beer with the cook while he/she is grilling dinner on the gas grill. It has a side burner in case you want to boil up some shrimp to go along with those awesome New York Strips you're going to have.

Don’t forget the fully enclosed hot/cold shower perfect for washing off the sand after a day at the beach and to use it as an extra shower when needed.

The front porch is perfect for your morning coffee. Enjoy the lush landscaping and saying hi to the walkers and bike riders as they pass by for their morning exercise. Maybe they will inspire you to do the same.

The deck off the Master has 2 chaise lounge chairs so you can sun, enjoy an afternoon nap or just sit and read.

We have a fenced backyard and are pet friendly. The cul-de-sac is a great place for the kids to roller blade, play hockey, throw a football or frisbie and ride their bikes. You can sit on the porch and watch them or keep an eye on them from the living room and kitchen.

Please email owner for additional pictures!

You will absolutely love Down to Kokomo!

Keywords: 3 bedrooms, cul-de-sac, beach view, pet friendly, Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, kid friendly, gulf view, sleeps 6-12

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kerry Norton (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Kerry Norton

We raised our family in this house and have enjoyed every minute of the 17 years we were able to live here. Our loss is your gain because you get to share this amazing home and our beautiful beaches. Enjoy!

Kerry Norton purchased this house in 1997

Why Kerry Norton chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

You will find that 'Down to Kokomo' is more like a home away from home than a rental property. Because this is still our home when we don't have guests staying, we keep everything in tip top shape. All maintenance is addressed often and I go out of my way to ensure that the quality you see in the pictures is exactly what you get when you check in. You will not be disappointed if you choose 'Down to Kokomo!'

What makes this house unique

Less than 5 min walk to beach, private beach walkover, private neighborhood, no through streets, beach rental service adjacent to walkover so access to beach chairs/umbrellas, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards. Tons of shopping only 5 min drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time here in Destin. Thank you for the warm and cozy house. We enjoyed every last bit of our stay.
Jun 2015
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Pet Friendly, Gulf views, 500 ft to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Comfortable and nice stay, beautiful beach home! Will return.

  • 5 of 5

The stay was inviting and special! Our family was very impressed. Would love to return. Easy beach access is just what we needed. The kids and grand kids all enjoyed the home, beach and had plenty to do in Destin!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home to be near family who live in this neighborhood. It is located in a cul-de-sac which was ideal for our children. The home is spacious and beautifully decorated but the back deck and big front porch were our favorite places to relax! The neighbors are all friendly and we enjoyed spending a lot of time in the yard and walking in this nice area. It's centrally located off Scenic 98, a short walk from Camille's, a lovely coffee shop and seafood restaurant, and very easy drive to shopping on Hwy 98. It's also one block off the beach near a boardwalk that makes beach access easy. Truly a wonderful vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was an absolute pleasure to stay in this house. We had a very relaxing 10 days. The house has a wonderful interior, the kitchen is very well equipped, we could even bake a cake for my son`s 6th birthday. The beautiful white sand beach is just 5 minutes walk. Also, it`s located on a cul-de-sac, - very safe for families with young children. The neighbourhood is also very relaxing, lots of green in the garden and all over the street. I would recommend this place to anyone. For sure we would like to come back when possible.

We loved this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit. The house was big enough for 4 adults and 3 children and 1 dog. We loved the fenced in backyard. The beach was close by. Perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and close to the beach. Only about a 5 minute walk to the beach. Everything was as described.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

I brought my two daughters and niece to Destin for vacation. The owners of this property thought of every detail and made us feel very welcome. The beds were very comfortable the house is impeccably decorated and the balconies were fabulous for laying out and tanning. I was able to continue with my smoothie regimen due to the wonderful kitchen appliances that were here. The beach is only a short walk away and is very clean. We spent most of our time there. We did spend a little bit of time at the boardwalk and went parasailing. I appreciate how the owners have opened their doors to us and allowed us to use their beautiful home. I would recommend both the owners and the location without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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There is a beach service that rents chairs and umbrellas, wave runners and other beach activities within feet of our dedicated beach access. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented by the day or week.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
May 28 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Must be 25 years or older. No college groups!
Check in time is 4:00pm Check out time is 10:00am SHARP!
Preferred method of payment is eCheck but do accept Mastercard, Discover and Visa.
Pet Fee $126 for one pet, $210 for two pets

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2468 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious with jacuzzi tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large travertine walk in shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is completely enclosed for privacy.
  • Two full baths and privacy outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , North Downstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , South Downstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master Bedroom has King and Chair and half twin.
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa and chair and half twin privacy door
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Each of the downstairs bedrooms has a queen bed., Baby Cribs (1) We have a pack-n-play and a booster seat., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) We have 2 twin sleeper chairs and 2 queen sleeper sofas. One of the sleeper sofas and a twin chair are on the 3rd floor. One sleeper chair in the master bedroom and queen sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Netflix account, 3 decks to enjoy, Coffee in the morning on the from porch, sunning on the 2nd floor master bedroom deck, watching the sunset or hanging out at night on the back porch deck. Our 3rd Floor has 17 windows which provide full panoramic view of the Cyrstal Beach community including lake and gulf views. Great place to watch the sunset each day! 100% Cotton Sheets 300-600 thread count Hot/Cold fully enclosed outdoor shower that can be used to clean off after a visit to the beach or as a 3rd shower when everyone is getting ready to go out shopping or dining.

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