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

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Crystal Beach 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 accommodate 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!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Louise Buslow
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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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based on 57 traveler reviews

Beautiful Inside & Out | 6 BR | Ocean Views | Steps to Beach | Private Pool
average rating of 4.982456 based on 76 reviews

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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Outstanding vacation, thank you Louise!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous stay at Casa Blue last week for our “mini-reunion” with nine family members. The house is just as lovely as the pictures show, and it was a nice surprise to find even more space than we expected. Louise and her family have thought of just about everything you could want from beach toys, beach chairs, coolers and a kitchen stocked to cook for a group (even a griddle!) The coffee drinkers were thankful for the Keurig machine stocked with plenty of coffee pods.

I especially enjoyed the tranquility on the back hammock and the ocean view from the widow’s walk. We had a minor issue with the pool heat but Louise was on top of it right away and had a pool tech dispatched immediately who resolved the issue.

I highly recommend Casa Blue and we are already looking forward to our next stay there when we return to Destin.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing. Plenty of space. Very clean. Very well decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The photos online are great, but the home is even better in person. Louise was very friendly and helpful; the pool is usually cleaned every Friday, but we arrived on a Thursday so Louise had the pool guy come early to get the pool ready for us. There's a cooler with wheels to take the beach and beach chairs. There's a great hammock in the back yard that I fell asleep in. The kitchen area is very large and opens up into the dining room and living room so it was very easy for the family to all be together at once. The beach is just a couple of minutes walk away. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. There were plenty of good places to eat nearby and lots of fun activities. I can't wait to visit Casa Blue again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first year of many family reunions to come and we could not have found a more perfect place. Seven adults, two toddlers and two infants with lots of space, comfy beds, private bathrooms and plenty of places to spread out made for a most enjoyable week. The layout is great and the house very quiet. There really are some basic pantry and paper products already there. The owner is the perfect hostess making sure we had everything we needed. The house is lovely, spotless and comfortable and is exactly the way it shows in the photos which is not always the case. In the past we have preferred to stay closer to the beach, but with such a good sized pool in the backyard and only a 5 minute walk to the beach it was an ideal location. Even the 3-year olds could make the short walk. The little tykes would go to the beach until noon then come back to the house for lunch and a nap, then spend the afternoon in the pool. We did splurge on renting the beach chair/umbrella set-ups available at the beach entrance so each morning when we arrived at the beach they were set up and waiting for us and we didn't have to cart those down ourselves. The house comes with a beach buggy to load up towels, coolers and toys which makes getting to the beach and back a breeze.

Thanks Louise! We had a wonderful time with one couple coming from as far away as Seattle. On the last day she asked if we could live there permanently.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get away!

  • 5 of 5

Love the layout of house.... Never feel crowded. Love the open floor pattern. Pool right off the open living area. Used pool more than ever because kids were older. Easy beach access especially with golf cart.

Water crystal blue!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Blue is the cleanest house we have ever stayed in on our summer vacation. The kitchen is complete with almost everything you have at home. We had plenty of room for the 13 of us and can not wait to return. The owner could not have been nicer. She has thought of everything.

Thanks so much!

The Louisiana Boudreaux's

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Commons
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Pompano Joe'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
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!


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

$400.00 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 $2,600.00)

- 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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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 12 people
  • 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
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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