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Louise Buslow

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Inside & Out | 6 BR | Ocean Views | Steps to Beach | Private Pool/

45 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

New & Spacious | Luxury Beach House | 6 BR 6 BA | #1 Beach in US | Details below

Welcome to Casa Blue. One of Destin's "Top Beach Rental Properties" We invite you to read our many favorable customer testimonials. Casa Blue is located in The heart of Destin. Steps to the beach. Walking distance to plenty of restaurants, shops and entertainment. You'll be very Satisfied when you see all that's available and close by. The house interior is beautiful and spacious with a large private heated pool and patio. Oversize modern eat in kitchen perfect for large family and group gatherings. Additional second floor living room perfect retreat for the kids to watch movies and for video gaming.

We respond quickly. We value and appreciate our guests! Please view the recent guest testimonials.

'Casa Blue' is BRAND NEW! Completed in March 2014. Just one short block to the ocean. In the preferred Crystal Beach enclave of Destin. No busy streets. Great for walking, jogging, bike riding or in a golf cart!

Casa Blue is large and spacious inside (more living space than most similar-sized beach homes) with living and entertaining areas to accomodate larger groups. Plus this house is on high speed wifi, all 7 flat screens have cable and the two larger TVs include HBO! The upstairs entertainment area has xbox and many electronic games and movie DVDs to keep the whole family entertained.

Our large third floor deck overlooks beautiful Ocean views and we are just a short stroll to the beach. Check out the interior and exterior pictures and you'll see what we mean.

Just one short block to the beach. Premier location in Destin. Walk to everything you need. Luxury accommodations and comfortably decorated. 3100 sq ft. Spacious, beachy vibe with a large open floor-plan, upstairs and downstairs living areas and fully equipped, luxury kitchen. 6 BR, 5.5 BA.

Preferred location in Destin. Walking / biking distance to everything you'll need. White sandy deeded beach one short block away. Close to all Destin amenities, including beach restaurants, Destin Commons premier outdoor shopping that's walking distance away. Amazing open air eating, movie and entertainment center. Enjoy golf, fishing, water sports, theme parks and board walks - all within a mile or two from this central location.

Crystal Beach, where the house is located is the perfect neighborhood to bike, jog or stroll, day or night. Perfect for families, friends, reunions and making memories. Very desirable Florida beach vacation destination. Top rated white sand beaches and names the 'luckiest fishing village in the world'.

Casa Blue features an open floor plan with spacious living areas with a cool beach vibe. Family-friendly. Three master bedrooms and two living rooms (both upstairs and downstairs). Fully equipped kitchen with 9 ft granite island and seating to accommodate 18 comfortably. Seven (7) flat screen TVs throughout with 50' TVs in both living rooms. Front of the house features third story balcony with spiral staircase to enjoy GULF VIEWS. Rear of the house features a screened in porch overlooking the heated pool, private outdoor shower, BBQ and pergola. Ample parking for up to 6 cars.

At 'Casa Blue' you get the best of both worlds. The top-rated beach in the U.S. and your own personal, fully equipped brand new beach house to gather with family and friends and enjoy all you deserve from a beach get-a-way vacation.

Your inquiries are Important. We take every inquiry seriously and reply to each personally. We enjoy speaking with guests so don't hesitate to call us! If we don't reply quickly or answer the phone, we will get back to you as soon as possible. We try to return calls, texts and emails within two hours. Usually in a few minutes.

You are important. No reservation fees, no processing fees, no check-in fees, no junk fees! We simply charge rent, cleaning, tax and we do have to charge for pool heat upon request.

We request a credit card for the first payment and an eCheck payment for the final payment.

We look forward to hosting you at Casa Blue!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Louise Buslow (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Louise Buslow

Our names are Joe, Louise, Drew and Dylan. We are a beach family and love to be near the ocean. We relocated from the north shore of Boston to Texas recently. We missed having the beach in our backyard and decided to build our own dream beach vacation getaway. My husband grew up in Florida and took me to Destin where I fell in love with the white sandy beaches and turquoise water of the gulf. We specifically fell in love with the Crystal Beach area for the shopping, dining and family attractions. We look forward to sharing our special piece of heaven at 'Casa Blue'.

Yours Truly,

The Buslow Family

Louise Buslow purchased this house in 2015

Why Louise Buslow chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

More spacious than typical Crystal Beach vacation rental home. 3,100 Sq Ft. With larger gathering areas and upscale and roomy kitchen. Sleeps up to 18

- Only one short block to the beach. Enjoy the beach, relax in the private pool or walk around this great Crystal Beach neighborhood.

- Outdoor screened in porch. Best of both worlds with a screened and non-screened in area.

- Third floor large deck to view the gulf and the neighborhood.

- Elderly and handicap-friendly. Easy access into the house and first floor master.

- Two master bedrooms. One on each floor

- Living room areas on first and second floor.

What makes this house unique

- You are renting a brand new property. Designed from the ground up for your comfort and enjoyment.

- This is a 'Green Home'. All new high efficiency heat and air. New high efficiency windows and glass doors throughout. All bedding includes duvets that are laundered between all stays. Warm and comfortable engineered wood throughout the downstairs living areas and kitchen. House includes high efficiency tankless water heaters. The pool includes the latest in technology with a Zodiac energy efficient pumps and Ozonater which reduces the harmful effects of chlorine, adding clarity and sparkle to the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our 16th year having Thanksgiving in Crystal Beach! We are so excited and blessed to have been able to stay in this beautiful home away from home! We absolutely loved it and hope to be back! This place is so beautiful! I hope we can come back next year! It is very nice and pretty! It is also a very big house!
Nov 2014
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Reviews

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based on 45 traveler reviews

Beautiful Inside & Out | 6 BR | Ocean Views | Steps to Beach | Private Pool/
average rating of 4.977778 based on 64 reviews
5

Vacation of March 22-29th at Casa Blue our most favoriate place in 8yrs of Destin vacations

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of everything, seating for everyone, kitchen fully stocked with enough plates and silverware for 20 people plus, pots, pans. Didn't have to run to the store to get supplies on the first day there. We were able to come in unpack, swim and go to the beach and know we had a fresh, clean comfortable bed to climb in when we were ready to retire for the night. Nice quiet neighborhood, very peaceful. We felt very safe and secure. A wonderful home away from home. My family found games to play during cool or rainy days and TVs for everyone (no one missed their favorite show while papaw was watching HIS favorite show) with the two living areas there was quality family time all over the house. It was Mamaw heaven, I loved it. We were planning a week for next year before we left.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Blue since we tried to think of the needs of everyone while planning our perfect beach getaway. We involved our kids in the decision making for their perfect place to vacation. That is why we chose to have two separate living areas with a TV for gaming and movie watching. A lot of thought and effort went into planning the 3 master king suites, room with the double beds, and bunk room with the two twin over full beds. We wanted to be able to give everyone a place to stay and have their own bathroom. We don't live near our family so when we are all together we planned for the conveniences of a home away from home. Come back again - the door is always open!Louise and Joe:0)
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Casa Blue is all the comforts of home & more

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Blue over spring break with our extended family. Children ranged from ages 10- 16. The location was perfect-right near the beach and along a beautiful walking path parallel to the Golf-perfect for morning walks or runs! Never a loss of activities with everything so close. Lots of shopping, grocery stores, restaurants. The home was in the best condition of any VRBO rental we have stayed at. The home had everything we needed & was very clean. The electronic lock on the front door was great for our large group-never have to keep track of keys. (There were many things like that at Casa Blue which made our stay so easy.) The WiFi was fast enough for our large group and there were TV's in everyones room. The backyard is beautiful and very well maintained. We had some great days just hanging by the pool and grilling out. The outdoor furniture was very comfortable with plenty of lounges and chairs for everyone. There wasn't anything we felt we were without at Casa Blue. Louise responded within minutes whenever contacted about questions. After the previous renters the coffee pot was missing. The home had a Kurig as well which we used until Louise had a new coffee pot shipped right to the home in 2 days! I would stay again and recommend this destination as a wonderful place for families to gather on vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 ages 3 to 70 recently stayed in Casa Blue The beach really is a block away and it is a beautiful beach with sugar sand for making great sandcastles The public beach is about a mile away with a great restaurant and bathrooms

The house is spacious and beachy It was great for our needs

The kitchen is very big We all had fun cooking together

The house has a pool and many tables around it for alfresco dining

This house was a great choice and we hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Destin house, walking distance to the most beautiful beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible in all aspects. It was impeccably decorated, the beds were extremely comfortable and the cleanliness, impeccable. Spacious and included any amenity you might want. Each bedroom having its own bathroom was fabulous!!

It is closely located (within walking distance) of the beach, delicious beach side dining, and shopping and other dining options.

The owner, Louise, is absolutely fantastic!! We cannot say enough about how wonderful she was to work with on this house. She was in contact with us before, during and after the stay. She made sure that everything was perfect for our stay. You can tell that she wants all her guest to be comfortable and have the best time possible!!!!

We could not have asked for a better place to stay in the paradise that is, Destin, Florida!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Party from New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

My family and I booked this gorgeous home for my laid back and relaxing bachelorette party! Where do I even begin with this stay? First off, Louise called me once we arrived to welcome us to her property and to ensure that we could call her at any time for anything. I felt this was extremely personal and very thoughtful. Also, when we entered the house, there was a personalized message on a board in the kitchen welcoming us and a gift (ridiculously sweet!). In choosing this home, the most important thing to me was a very open floor plan, plenty of bedrooms, and just as many bathrooms(seeing as it was all girls). This house delivered big time. The openness of the kitchen and living room made it so no one was left out and that there was plenty of seating for everyone! Also, the decor was absolutely amazing as well. The number of bathrooms came in handy for when we were all getting ready to go out and there were no fights for mirror space. The backyard and pool were also great! We paid extra for the pool to be heated and this definitely came in handy. There was also ample seating for everyone near the pool as well. This house was the perfect walking distance to the beach, there was more than enough parking, and the location of the home to everything we love and need in Destin is perfect. The house is new and well taken care of. I could seriously go on and on about this house. As a family who visits Destin at a minimum once a year, this home has gone above and beyond our expectations. I chose Destin for my bachelorette party because it is my happy place and this home just added to it. I would absolutely love to come back to this house for our future Destin trips! Thank you so much Louise for allowing us to enjoy this house and the fantastic stay. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you felt a welcome and inviting environment. I love to host people and as my guests you are my number one priority. When building this 5/6 bedroom 6 bath house we built it for entertaining and wanted to have all your creature comforts from home including the pool, bikes, bbq, screened in porch and fully stocked kitchen. We also felt it was the perfect spot so close to all the area amenities of shopping, dining, movies and BONUS - the BEACH! We look forward to hosting you again and can't wait to welcome you back! Louise and Joe:0)
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Thanksgiving Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at Casa Blue the week of Thanksgiving 2015. Casa Blue easily accommodated my mother, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces, and in-laws. We were pleasantly surprised when we walked through the door and that feeling set the tone for the week. The entire house is fully stocked; Louise thought of EVERYTHING that a family could possibly need while on vacation. Casa Blue is roomy, clean, has updated décor, and remodeled. Louise was always accessible from the booking, while we were on location at the property, and post vacation. She is invested in your group having the best experience in Destin.

Even in November the weather was perfect for the pool and a very short walk to the beach to enjoy the white sands and the crystal clear water. We enjoyed our stay and have made plans to return to Casa Blue. Oh yea ladies Black Friday was awesome in Destin as they have added mainstream retail outdoor shopping that has a park-like feel.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bright, well appointed and clean is a must in my world! We love our guests and want you to feel like you are at your home away from home from having a full stocked kitchen down to your own private bath in every room. The shopping is incredible and so are the attractions in addition to the proximity of the beach. Who could ask for more? Come again! We love our repeat guests! The light is always on! Just think of me as your assistant to plan fun! It's my pleasure! :0)
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Map

Destin Commons
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Pompano Joe's
Camille's
Bass Pro Shops
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
AMC Destin Commons 14
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Destin Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Inn at Crystal Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Camille's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Crystal Beach
Car: not necessary

Casa Blue is located In a unique location in Destin. The the brand new Destin Mid-Bay bridge and it brings you within one mile of our beach house. South from the house, one short block is Crystal Beach. Plenty of large side walks and bike rentals and restaurants to suite any taste. No high-rise condos along crystal beach and the neighborhood is safe, with a tropical, festive feel. If you enjoys running, walking, sight seeing or bike riding, you'll love this area. Only a few blocks to the north and you'll run into Destin Commons. An outdoor area for food, shopping, movies and plenty of entertainment. This is the go-to place in Destin. Down the road a mile or two to the west you'll find several entertainment venues, including water slides, go carts, laser tag, you name it. Before the bridge to Fort Walton be sure to go to the Harbor Walk. An outdoor pier with food, entertainment and water sports. Down the road to the east about two miles you'll run into the Destin outlet mall with everything from Under Armor, Nike and upscale as well. All this in a radius of about three miles from Casa Blue! But honestly, when you get here, you probably won't want to leave and you can enjoy the private heated pool, the hammock, screened in porch, luxury living on the inside or simply hanging at the beach!

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2016
Apr 16 2016 - May 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Summer
May 7 2016 - May 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$3,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$700
$2,600
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$700
$2,600
 
 
New Year's
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
$2,600
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $380 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$380.00 cleaning, 11% tax & $500 refundable damage deposit. Nominal fee for pool heat. Credit Cards for the initial payment and echeck for the final pay. Rates subject to change.

- Please email regarding holiday rates (July 4 is $5900. T-Giving and Christmas is $2,800.00)

- Rates quoted for 14 people. Add $140 per person over 14 for ages over 2 year

- C.C: Visa, Mastercard, AMX and Discover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Full private bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Full private bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full private bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full private bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full private bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , First Floor Half Bath
  • Beach house includes 5 full bathrooms and a first floor entry half bath. Plenty of privacy and bathrooms for all friends and family members
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MB Suite. 32' Flat Screen, closet, fan & private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd flr Suite. 32' Flat Screen, closet, fan & private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Twin Over Full Bunks. Flat Screen TV. Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs LR / 6th BR. 50' Large Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Includes 32' Flat Screen TV / Cable. Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor suite 32' Flat Screen TV / Cable. Private Bath
  • Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 are master suites with king-size beds, pillow-top mattresses and full private bathroom, tub and shower. Bedroom 4 has two double beds and bedroom 5 is the bunk room with 2 twin-over-full beds. All bedrooms include flat-screen TV and cable. Each Bedroom includes a private bathroom! All bedding is brand new.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Crystal Beach is a Golf Cart-Friendly town. Ask us about our optional service of having a golf cart dropped off for you during your stay and picked up when you leave.

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