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25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description


The newly renovated 'A Sandpiper's Dream' beach cottage is in the highly desirable location of Crystal Beach! Located a few steps to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico ocean. This beautifully decorated three bedroom plus bunk room with two full bath home is dressed in a nautical style in appreciation of the coastal lifestyle.

This home boasts a large 18 X 30 PRIVATE GUNITE SWIMMING POOL... NO you do not have to share with a community! Or an entire condominium complex! It is all yours!

The large living room and eat in kitchen is sunny & bright with natural sunlight and has a large leather sectional sofa with plenty of seating, free wifi, 50'HD flat screen TV and Blue Ray DVD.

Large dining and kitchen area seats 12, fully-stocked newly renovated kitchen with BOSCH appliances, includes KEURIG coffee maker. Enjoy grilling and eating poolside in covered outdoor dining area using the homes gas grill.


The master bedroom with private balcony features its own large bath, walk-in closet, beautifully furnished, king-size bed, twin bunk beds and a 32' flat screen TV with DVD.


The main floor king bedroom is cool and inviting with a walk in closet and 32' flat screen TV.


A large room with two queen beds, walk in closet and 32' flat screen TV.

WASHING MACHINE & DRYER FURNISHED. Ample parking in driveway.

Menus and directions to all local eating establishments,amusement parks, dolphin sight seeing excursions, sunset dinner cruise, & deep sea charter boats. Many Harbor Restaurants will 'Cook your Catch'. THE DESTIN COMMONS IS WITHIN 1 MILE, HAS A MOVIE THEATER, DINNING, SHOPPING, KIDS WATER FOUNTAIN & PLAY GROUND. A HUGE PRO BASS SPORTING GOOD STORE WITH A GIANT SHARK FOR THE VACATION PHOTOS. BAYTOWN AT SANDESTIN IS 6 MINUTES AWAY

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Angela Moody
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Angela Moody

HI! We are the Bouvier family and we invite you to stay at our most favorite place to play! Please enjoy your stay and come back soon!

Dave, Audrey, Lainey and Ellie!

Angela Moody purchased this house in 2013

Why Angela Moody chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We fell in love with this area of Florida on our first visit. Originally from Michigan and Chicago we were used to vacationing in southern Florida and once we moved to Franklin, Tennessee all our friends and neighbors raved about Destin so we had to check it out! WOW, we were blown away by the white sand beaches and warm emerald waters of the gulf. We found Crystal Beach to be so very charming and convenient! When this property came up for sale we had to have it! It was a little rough but we knew with some vision and TLC this home had everything we needed for our beach vacations! Of course the gunite pool was what sealed the deal! LOVE THE POOL!

What makes this house unique

Only a few steps to the Barracuda Street beach access. Private 18x30 heated gunite pool, largest pool in the entire crystal beach area. Newly renovated and updated! New beds, linens, towels, furniture and 4 flat screen TV's! 50' TV in the living room with cable and Blue Ray DVD player, Wii system and WIFI included!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time in Destin at the Sandpiper. It was so new and clean! The main challenge was getting the kids to leave the huge pool and backyard. We loved grilling out on the back deck, it is very private with a tall privacy fence surrounding the yard and pool. The ocean is just across the street and the home is close to any restaurant you could think of. We highly recommend for a family vacation.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sep 2013
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average rating of 4.76 based on 26 reviews

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 4 kids had a great time at this house. Everything was very well kept and the pool was great! Would definitely use again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a blast and would return

  • 4 of 5

Overall a pleasurable family vacation. Everything you need to enjoy a relaxing week at the beach. While the furnishings are a little "tired" and could use a little reinvestment to spruce things up this is a home in a very nice location and adequately stocked for a large family getaway. The outdoor metal furniture in particular could use an update as the sea air has taken it's toll. Great CharBroil gas grill - nice size for a family of 7 and works like a champ.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our annual girls trip! We had 6 ladies staying for 5 nights and the home was so accommodating for our group. Everyone had a cozy bed with sleeping options to spare. The mattresses and linens were super comfy and I did not miss a wink. The best feature is the short walk to the beautiful beach with two public access points to choose from. Followed closely by the heated pool that we loved to lounge in after a hot day at the beach before we got ready for our evening plans. Endless things to do in the area including dining and shopping for all tastes and types of groups. Lots of towels and beach gear provided! I really miss starting my mornings with coffee out by the pool! Wish we could've stayed longer. Will definitely keep this on the list to return with family.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

As everyone says, it was a great location. The only problem we had was getting a spot on the beach because a lot of the condos had their own spots but it wasn't like we couldn't find a spot. The house was beautiful and had enough space for us. Thankfully Angela was really helpful every time and even went to the house after we left because we had left an iPad there >_< thanks so much! We can't wait to return to Destin, it was perfect for our first family vacation together.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our girls get away! Super short walk to the beach, yummy restaurant/coffee shop and a quick ride to publix or whole foods. Cute neighborhood and AMAZING pool. Enjoyed the ocean and dips in the pool before dinner. And, the beds were all super comfy with nice linens. Highly recommend for a relaxing get away with families or friends!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost but not quite

  • 3 of 5

Although this property was a good proximity to the beach it comes stocked with NOTHING. We have rented several places in Destin and they have all come with extra paper goods and such.

Several of the glasses in the cabinet had lipstick imprints on them. We ran out of toilet paper the 2nd day. I contacted the manager and she said they don't "stock" it.

The ONLY thing they had was salt and pepper. We had to buy our own toilet paper and paper towels. They didn't even provide extra trash bags!!! There was no lighter to light the grill (once I contacted the manager she brought one over). Halfway thru grilling dinner, the propane tank ran out and we had to go get it filled.

We are on vacation it seems like a lot of "work" having to provide the necessary things for the house.

Although the house is nice and the pool is great, we would not rent this again due to the things mentioned above.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Pensacola Int (PNS) or Destin/Fort Walton (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Around the corner
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US Hwy 98, Mid Bay Bridge
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Every restaurant you could want is close by
Car: recommended

A Sandpipers Dream is located in Crystal Beach, Florida, in East Destin and is one of the area’s most desirable rental communities. This gorgeous, white sand beach will absolutely take your breath away! With plenty of opportunities for fishing, sailing, kayaking, boating, dining, or just lounging on the beach, all this and many more Gulf of Mexico activities are located just around the corner from A Sandpipers Dream.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Add $225 cleaning fee and 11% tax to all reservations, even those marked "flat fee." VRBO site states "flat fee" on special weeeks and there is no way to change on the site. All rates and fees are subject to change until reservation deposit has been received.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • Granite counters in all baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Private bath, balcony, 32' flat screen TV & DVD player.
    King Room - 1 king , Walk in closet, 32' flat screen TV.
    Queen Room - 2 queen , Walk in closet, 32' flat screen TV.
    Bunk room - 2 twin/ single , Bunk room with 2 twins
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  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
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  • Deck / Patio ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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