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May 20-27 $5925 all in! House W/Private Pool, 20 Steps to Sand. Read our Reviews

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Location, Location, Location--Crystal Dreams is the #1 Elegant Place to Stay!

Location, Location, Location and Elegance!!! Welcome and let us introduce you to 'Crystal Dreams', our luxurious owner-managed 6+ bedroom, 5.5 bath beach home with private pool and Pool House. The home has undergone an extensive $75K renovation that includes new Brazilian hardwood stairs, new carpeting, bed linens, plush towels, granite countertops, kitchen backsplash, GE stainless steel appliances to include a 29.4 cu French Door refrigerator, wine cooler, upgraded beautiful dining chandelier, lighted pot rack, living room/dining room furniture, TVs/electronics/bluetooth audio, plush outdoor furniture and outdoor ping pong table. What did we leave behind? Nothing but the location.

'Crystal Dreams' sits directly on Scenic Gulf Drive and is literally 20 steps away from the best beach access in the area (Shirah Beach Access), at the quiet west end of Scenic Gulf Drive, right next to the gorgeous Henderson State Park. You will also be able to enjoy gorgeous beach views directly from all three of the home's balconies.


The LIVING ROOM has comfortable seating for 12, 60-inch High Definition 1080p Ultra Slim LED TV, and we also provide free Wireless Internet service, a bluetooth Acoustic Research music player and a landline phone for incoming and outgoing local calls.

The KITCHEN has granite countertops with a beautiful backsplash, stainless steel GE Profile appliances, wine cooler, upgraded lighting and is fully equipped to prepare and enjoy your meals.

The DINING ROOM is open to the kitchen and living room, and has seating for eight at the main table and two at the bar. Even the small kiddos have their own special table and chairs for four in the 'Kids Corner' so that they can play, color and eat in their own space.

A full-sized WASHER AND DRYER is also located on the first floor.


The 1st FLOOR MASTER bedroom has a King-size Cherry Sleigh Bed, 32-inch LCD TV, private bathroom and private access to the main patio.

The 2nd FLOOR MASTER bedroom also has a King-size Cherry Sleigh Bed, an ottoman that converts to a twin bed, a 60-inch High Definition 1080p Ultra Slim LED TV, and a private bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower. You can also enjoy access to the 2nd floor balcony with bistro table and incredible beach views.

The 2nd FLOOR GUEST bedroom also hosts a King-Size bed, 32-inch LCD TV, private bathroom, and private balcony access that is equipped with a bisto for the morning coffee and views.

The 2nd FLOOR BUNK room has two bunk beds and a 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player. The kids will love having this room all to themselves and they have their own bathroom just down the hall.

The 3rd FLOOR EAGLE’S NEST has a futon/sleeper and access to two balconies with comfortable seating (North and South viewing) to enjoy the best views in all of Crystal Beach.

The POOL HOUSE MASTER bedroom has a King-size bed, a 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, a shared bathroom, and access to the main backyard and pool.

The POOL HOUSE LIVING area has a sectional that converts to a queen sized Sealy 6-inch plush sleeper. There is also an ottoman that converts to a twin bed if needed. The 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, and kitchenette with apartment-sized fridge, sink and coffee maker will make this living area very comfortable. You can also enjoy the bistro table and chairs just outside, next to the pool.


The back yard has a private pool with plenty of comfortable seating for all to enjoy, as well as a large patio table that seats six comfortably. There is also a brand new outdoor ping pong table so that you can have a bit of fun catching up with family & friends. We have also provided plenty of night time lighting so that you can extend your days by the pool. An in-ground barbecue is also available to have some great cookouts with family and friends.


You will have your toes in the sand in under a minute. Simply cross Scenic Gulf Drive, and walk down the public beach access to start enjoying the crystal-clear water and sandy white beach. We do our best to provide beach chairs, portable cooler and a rugged red wagon to pull the kiddies to and on the beach.

We have also upgraded the home with a state of the art security and sensor system. The system will notify you of any access to the pool area and the keyless door lock system will allow you access to the home by entering a code that we will program especially for your stay. When you arrive in Destin, you will not have to check-in at a management agency, you will go right to the home and start your vacation right away.

We make the reservation process simple and convenient. We are always accessible by phone and email - you will not find more responsive owners, and you certainly will not find a rental management company who can provide you with the level of service and care that we can.

When you are ready to make your reservation with us, simply give us a call to secure your vacation. We require a $750 security deposit to be paid by credit or debit card at the time of the booking. We will then email you a detailed Rental Agreement so we can be sure we are on the same page regarding rates, dates, and rules. Your full payment will be due 60 days prior to your arrival, and can be made directly online through the Intuit Payment Network from your checking or savings account. Alternately, you can make the full payment using your credit card for an additional 3% fee.

Now that you have found the perfect beach house for your family vacation, you can end your tireless Internet search and call us today to book your family's dream vacation at Crystal Dreams!

PLEASE NOTE that this home is designed for family vacations. It is not suited for high school, college, church or sporting team groups, nor weddings or receptions. We take great care and expense in keeping our home in great condition, and we expect our renters to do the same.

More Details

Steven & Andrea Simone
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Steven & Andrea Simone

Steve and I and our three small children have been enjoying Crystal Beach since 2006 when we purchased our first two condos at Ariel Dunes at the eastern end of Scenic Highway 98. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experiences and memories in Destin. Steve is an active-duty Air Force officer and has served in all of our most recent conflicts. It is great to be able serve our county and our people and we hope that you will enjoy staying with us as much as we enjoy getting to know you.

Steven & Andrea Simone purchased this house in 2013

Why Steven & Andrea Simone chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

This property has it all! Location, Luxury and the best, friendly customer service you can ever enjoy. We are literally 20-steps from the beach directly on Old Scenic 98 near the serene and tranquil Henderson State Park. We promise that when you call us, we will answer. When you email us, you will get an answer rapidly. We take care of our people from the moment you inquire to the moment you leave and then when you call us to come back next year. You simply won't be disappointed in what we have to offer. We do not profess to be the cheapest but we firmly believe that we have one of the finest properties and customer service in the none!

What makes this house unique

What makes us unique? We know what you want because this is what we want too! You want a great location with a pool, a house that's big enough for you all to be comfortable, you want it to be clean, and you want it to be well appointed and you want this experience to include working with us to be easy, enjoyable and seamless. To us, this comes easy and we promise that we are going to help you make that experience perfect. We simply ask that you take care of our home as if it was your own home. For us, this is our pride and joy and we want to keep it meticulously maintained for not only you, our future guests but for us as well when we come down and use it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you know just how much we enjoyed staying at your home. It was simply perfect and we will definitely be in touch next year when we bring the family together again. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
May 2014
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Half Bath - toilet
    1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Pool House Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Guest Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2nd-floor bath/shower and pool-house bath/shower include hand shower nozzles for ease of bathing children.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3: 2 in king, one in convertible ottoman
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    3rd Floor Eagle's Nest - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Pool House Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3: 2 in king and 1 in convertible ottoman
    Pool House Guest Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2: Sectional to a queen sleeper & Ottoman to twin
  • Pack n' Play is provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Simply doesn't get any more convenient and comfortable than renting our Crystal Dreams home! Popular and fantastic restaurants, shopping, grocery and amentities are all very to two miles if not closer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

May 20-27 $5925 all in! House W/Private Pool, 20 Steps to Sand. Read our Reviews
average rating of 4.9 based on 54 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Fun two family winter vacation. Location is perfect for beach and restaurant access. House was clean and nice. Heated pool was fun for kids day and night! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time there! Very spacious for our family. Disappointed that the wifi did not work on the patio or in the pool house. Would have appreciated more towels for showers. Would also have liked more plastic plates and glasses for the little ones rather than the nice dishes. Nice location by the beach and enjoyed the backyard pool!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

My family found this very nice home to be in a beautiful location with close access to the awesome beaches of Destin. There were eight adults and four small children in our group and everyone was comfortable and sleeping was great except for one adult who slept in the Eagle's Nest. There are no curtains, shades or blinds on the windows in this room which made dressing difficult during daylight hours and sleeping any later than 5:30 or 6:00am, when the sun came up, impossible. The house was clean and nicely furnished. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and we cooked in quite a bit as going out to eat with a group of twelve is next to impossible at local restaurants during peak vacation season. We loved that there was a pool, although the pictures make it look like the pool is much larger. But, it was still around 5 1/2 ft deep and everyone was still able to enjoy it as well as the outdoor ping pong table. There were tons of pool and beach toys for my grandkids to enjoy. July is a hot month in Florida and the AC was good for the most part, but the kids bunk room got very warm at night and for naps during the day; we had to buy some box fans to help out. We enjoyed sitting out on the front porch and around the pool and everyone had a wonderful vacation together. The few minor issues we had such as some difficulty with our assigned access code, losing wifi connection, which needed a reboot of the router and needing sheets for the futon bed were addressed graciously and quickly by the owners when we contacted them. We would definitely stay here again and recommend this lovely home in Crystal Beach to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beach house over the forth of July week and had a wonderful time. The house is just a very short walk to the beach, and what a beautiful beach it is. The house is very comfortable and has enough room for large groups not to feel on top of each other. The house is situated towards the end of a dead end road so it provides less traffic and noise which was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Crystal Jewel!!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place for a family retreat. Grand Parents, children, spouses, grand children - perfect accommodations for our group. Great layout, plenty of room, pool, ping pong, toys, the guest house and the beach across the street. Anything and everything you needed was there! Made for a perfect vacation - couldn't have been better. Even the weather cooperated.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This was a good home for the group of people we came with as their were 15 of us. While the pictures are a bit imaginative, the location was better than expected. Most of the guests were expecting a larger pool, and a bigger seating area outside based on the pictures. It should be noted that if you plan to use the crows nest for a bedroom then the occupants should be aware that the room temperatures are much higher than the rest of the home. The pool house comfortably occupied a family of four. And the rest of the home was very comfortable for those bedroom guests. The beach was very close and beautiful as always. The only tip I would give would be to get there early to establish a spot on the beach because for whatever reason their is a bit of controversy on what is and what isn't public beach area.

This house would be ideal for vacationers with older children. I am not sure we would return to the Destin area due to the crowds and waiting times almost everywhere, but the home is very beautiful and is very well kept. You can't beat the location and it's pretty hard to hate the white sandy beaches.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
"Another outstanding place to eat at Grand Place. "
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"The finest beaches in the panhandle!"
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Ruth's Chris Steak House
"Need we say more, excellent food but then again it's Ruth's! "
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"One of our favorite places to hang out in the morning. Grab breakfast on the upstairs patio..."
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Cabana Cafe
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"A must go for the family. Water park, putt putt and go-Karts. Again, must do!!! "
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"The super outdoor shopping and eating area. The place to be and hang out as well as meander..."
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
"Excellent golf course for those golfers in the family. Manicured greens and well kept cours..."
Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn
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Gulfarium and Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Whale's Tail At Seascape
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McGuire's Irish Pub
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Okaloosa Valpraiso
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Emerald Green Pkwy
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to the famous Crystal Beach. Home to Money Magazine's #1 Beach Vacation location. You will be staying in one of the most luxurious beach homes that has views of the most wonderful aquamarine water and sugar sand in the world.

To take care of all of your conveniences, Crystal Dreams is located less than one mile away from Destin Commons, home to all of the best shopping and restaurants.

If you really need to shop, the Silver Sands outlet mall is only 5 miles down the road and there you will find the finest shops to include Saks 5th Ave, Coach, Polo, and Viking. I think you get the idea that this is a place where you can get your shop on!

Overall, Crystal Beach is the place to be for your family vacation and it will be a memory that you and others will never forget.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Break
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administration $85 + Tax
Cleaning $395 + Tax
Damage Waiver $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Optional pool heating fee is $200.00 (plus tax) per week.
Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Pet fee of $200 per pet would apply.
Cancellation Policy
For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date, a cancellation fee of $300 will be retained. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of the full payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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