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Gorgeous Gulf View, Luxurious 5 BR in Destin, Crystal Beach, Large Private Pool

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Crystal Shores House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Gulf View, Steps to the Gulf, Private Pool

'Near the Sea' is the ultimate in luxury beach house living! Located in Crystal Shores neighborhood, known for it's upscale casual beach style. Come enjoy all it has to offer, LARGE PRIVATE POOL, STEPS TO THE BEACH, & GORGEOUS UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEWS! It is located directly across the street from the Gulf, steps from the world famous sugar white sand beach!

The gourmet kitchen features all white CARRERA MARBLE and top of the line appliances (six burner DACOR STOVE, BOSCH DISHWASHER, farmhouse sink). There is an ice maker in the refrigerator, as well as an additional ice maker in the pantry for your convenience. The 100 year old heart pine and red Chicago brick floors are truly beautiful. The dining room has a large table with seating for 8. Seating at the bar for 2. There is a smaller table that pulls out in the same room that sits 4. Total seating for 14.

The large open living area and spacious dining room open up to the private pool with large patio area complete with top of the line VIKING GRILL and OUTDOOR KITCHEN. Each of the three floors has a covered porch, all overlook the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The private pool is total 10x26. The main pool is 10x20 and the mini bubble pool is the additional 6 feet. There is a large deck and patio area surrounding the private pool with outdoor teak furniture and a dining table. There is a gate by the pool, walk out the gate, cross 98 and you are on the beach!

The huge master bedroom on the second floor has a king size bed and daybed with trundle (perfect for parents and 2 kids), amazing view of the Gulf from your bed and bath. It opens to the large second floor porch with 2 sets of french doors. There is a huge walk in california closet in the master. The master bath is all white carrera marble, huge top of the line jacuzzi ultratub, separate walk in shower with rainhead nozzle.

The second queen bedroom is on the first floor and has it's own full bathroom with beautiful mosaic tile shower and Vessel Handmade custom sink.

Third bedroom is located on the second floor, it has a queen bed with a perfect Gulf view. It features french doors that open to the second floor porch overlooking the beach. The fourth bedroom has two twin beds. The third and fourth bedroom share a full bath with vessel handmade custom sink & large tub with shower.

The fifth bedroom on the third floor is a large loft style area with bar and kitchenette and vaulted pine ceilings. The kitchenette has a sink, microwave, and mini refrigerator. There is a queen bed and a Mitchell Gold pullout queen sofa sleeper in the large room. The third floor has a large wraparound porch with amazing Gulf views from all sides. The third floor bedroom has it's own full bathroom with shower. There is a table with 4 chairs in the third floor loft bedroom.

Too many beautiful and upscale extras to mention!

Located in the family neighborhood of Crystal Shores, known for it's casual luxury, convenient to Destin Commons, Outlet mall, IMAX Theater, Big Kahuna's, Legendary Marina, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, The Track.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Linsey

Our mission is to provide our guests and home owners with first class, personalized customer service. We are a boutique cottage rental agency with an emphasis on hospitality. We both live here full time in the midst of our Cottages Near the Sea, giving us a unique opportunity to provide hands on service that is unparalleled.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jo Jo & Linsey,

I just wanted to write and let you know how much we appreciated and enjoyed our stay at your home. It worked out well for the eight of us and my daughter-in-law loved cooking in the large kitchen. We found everything we needed for cooking (I loved some of your dishes especially the crab tray) It was as pictured and the kids loved the heated pool. The accommodations made our celebration of our 40th Anniversary wonderful and I just wanted to tell you so.

Hope you have a great 2013.
Dec 2012
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Gorgeous Gulf View, Luxurious 5 BR in Destin, Crystal Beach, Large Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Our perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at near the sea and we are already booked for 2017! This beautiful home has plenty of room and a fabulous location. The amenities are numerous including an indoor washed /dryer, separate ice maker, large pool and well stocked kitchen. Directly across from the beach gives every balcony an amazing view of the gulf. We can't wait for next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

​There is not enough positive things to say about this perfect beach house. Our family of 13 (4 kids) had a wonderful week spent in June 2016 at "Near the Sea." The appliances are top notch, separate ice maker that is awesome, the back deck with the salt water pool was perfect to walk to and from kitchen. The huge sofa in living room and tall ceiling were great. You do not get the garage with the house, there looked to be personal things from the homeowners in there. There was not an inch of carpet in the whole home which made it easy to keep clean.

First floor: kitchen, washer and dryer, queen bedroom, with bathroom entrance from bedroom and hallway, living room, huge dinning table, 2 French doors to pool area.

Outdoor area: grill (which we didn't use), sink, refrigerator, pool, dining table, outdoor shower (not closed in), gate to access the beach across the road.

Second floor: twin room, 1st King bedroom that has balcony with beach view, bathroom in hallway has an entrance from hallway and from King bedroom. 2nd King bedroom (Master suit) that shares the same balcony with 1st King room, huge room with closet, bathroom with corner shower, tub and two sinks.

Third floor: loft style, queen bed, sleeper sofa, bathroom, good sized closet, sink, refrigerator, wrap around deck with beautiful views at all times of the day and evening.

Here are some yummy places we ate and activities we did during our stay:


Dewey's (9 Calhoun Ave, Destin, FL 32541)


Five Guys lunch

Jordanos Pizza

The Back Porch (Great atmosphere, outdoor seating only with ocean view)

Busters ice cream

Elmo's Grill (unlimited crab legs for $40, 6931 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459)

Kenny D's

Camille's (got sushi, delicious)


Pontoon boat rental to Crab island ((850) 650-0255, 102 Harbor Blvd

Destin, Fl 32541, very neat little shallow place to get out and swim in the clear calm water, pack your lunch or prepare to spend a good amount of money on lunch at one of the floating restaurants, there is a blow up water slide for kids, tried taking the boat out to ocean and realized quickly it was no place for a pontoon)

Wesley House Plantation: 181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (perfect for photos)

Silver Sands, shopping

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. The location is perfect. A quick walk across the street and you are on the beach. The pool is a nice size and great after a day at the beach. All the beds are comfortable and three of the bedrooms open onto balconies with views of the gulf. We are booking for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Our large family takes a vacation to Destin every summer. This past summer we chose to stay at Near the Sea and we are already booking again for this summer. This house has it all! The little details of the house are what stood out the most. There are gorgeous sinks in each bathroom that give it so much character. Our family also loved location. We had easy access to the beach as well as a great view from each balcony. We highly recommend this house!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak grove, Missouri

Love love love everything about this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful house that is well taken care of! Clean and equipped with everything you need!!! I loved the furnishings and decor, the chefs kitchen! And especially the pool!!! Our family lived in the back yard by the pool! Swimming listening to radio through the built in speakers and grilling out on the amazing grill!!!! I personally loved cooking out there and sitting among the beautiful garden watching the birds and lizards scurry around! The landscape is amazing here!!!! Shabby chic and plush!!! The loft upstairs is huge and has the view if a lifetime!!!!! And is like a mini apartment!!!! With a wrap around deck!!!!! The master bedroom also huge and beautiful views as well!! There were books to read for adults and kids, there were games to play, and toys and chairs to take to the beach along with the boogie boards!!! The neighborhood is one of our fav's and has become the only one we will stay in!! This was year two and we can't get enough. It's fun when it needs to be and quiet when it needs to be!! And a super duper close walk to the beach!!! Which has a bathroom and outside showers to clean off! The house also has its own outside shower for sand removal!! We rent bikes while there because you are so close to everything!!! Dining, shopping at the Destin commons, beach shops, grocery store and so much more!!! I highly highly recommend this house and this neighborhood!!!! I will stay no where else!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will be back soon!
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Pawleys Island, SC

Near The Sea is where you want to be.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the location is just perfect for a wonderful view of the ocean. The house has wrap around decks on the 2nd and 3rd floor which offers a beautiful view of the sunset, while relaxing with a glass of wine and appetizers. The house is fully stocked with all kitchen utensils, as well as, a washer and dryer. With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, there is plenty of room for family and friends to be together in comfort. Although we did not use the pool and whirlpool, I'm sure they would be a welcome addition during the warmer weather in Destin. There are many great resturants within walking distance and offer a large selection for dining. You could not find a more beautiful pristine beach. I have never seen such bright white sand and very well maintained beach to relax while taking in the sun. This was truly an outstanding vacation for us, and we will definitely visit Near The Sea again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay
Car: recommended

Located directly across the street from the Gulf, convenient to many shops and restaurants, 1/4 mile from Destin Commons. Less than 1 mile to an IMAX theater. Bring the golf clubs! Located a short drive to Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay. Just a couple miles to Silver Sands outlet mall, Big Kahuna Water Park, The Track, and miniature golf.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring 3
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 1
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Admin Fee $425 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Crystal Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • 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 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared with second floor twin & queen bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , first floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , third floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen with queen sleeper sofa on third floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , daybed with trundle and king in master
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Mitchell Gold sleeper sofa (1), daybed with trundle in master (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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