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RealJoy Reservations

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Hart's Desire-4BR-RJ Fun Pass-Buy3Get1FreeThru5/26

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Rental Photos and Description

Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3.5, Sleeps 12

Top Reasons to Book this Home!

1. Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you from Real Joy, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy two free admissions each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Santa Rosa Golf, Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, Big Kahuna's Water Park, Destiny/Destin Princess Fishing, Gilligan's Parasailing, Destination Segway Tours, and Unlimited DVD Rentals!

2. Access to Villages of Crystal Beach neighborhood amenities: Fabulous Lagoon Pool, Hot tub, Grilling/Lounge area, and Seasonal Trolley to the beach.

3. 500 yards to Crystal Beach!

4. Located within gated neighborhood.

5. Less than 1 mile from Destin Commons with over 75 shops, including Cold Stone Creamery, Rave Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop and a quick 7 min drive to Silver Sands Outlets!

Ways to Book Online

1. Click the book now button on this site.

2. Send an email request from this ad and receive a full quote including a link that you can follow to book.

*This property is NOT AVAILABLE for rent to those under the age of 25. No Exceptions.*

This lovely 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home sleeps 12! The open floor plan on the 1st floor allows for a large Great Room with a 60' flat screen TV, perfect for a family movie night! The custom designed kitchen is fully equipped with a large pantry and stainless steel appliances & has seating for 12! Offering handscraped wood floors and tile throughout, HBO & Blu Ray DVD players for your entertainment, each bathroom is equipped with a personal hair dryer. There is a downstairs closet nook containing a beach wagon, beach chairs coolers for guest use. A washer/dryer is provided on the 2nd floor.

The Bed Setup:

1st floor Master King Suite has a custom Paddle Headboard that the owners designed and built. Enjoy the flatscreen tv and the luxuriously appointed Master Bath with white/gray marbled tile, his & hers vanity, a large walk-in shower and spacious walk-in closet.

The 2nd floor Master King Suite has a private bath and flatscreen Tv.

2nd floor King has a flatscreen Tv and access to half bath.

2nd floor Double Room - Surfer themed room with two double beds, sleeps 4!

The 2nd floor Loft offers a Queen sleeper sofa, large flat screen TV and access to the outside balcony.

The pool area at the Villages of Crystal Beach is a vacation must! The lagoon style zero entry pool is 30,000 square feet of gorgeous, sparkling clear water. There is a spa, tropical landscaping, and plenty of seating areas. It also has surround sound, a flat screen TV, a grilling area, and a self serve Tiki Bar to help you relax and unwind.

Area Attractions:

Located in the exclusive gated community of the Villages of Crystal Beach, Hart's Desire is only 3 blocks from the beautiful blue waters and white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. You can make the short walk on foot or try the free seasonal trolley service (Memorial Day through Labor Day): they will even pick you up at the house and drop you off right at the beach!

Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest! Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Cold Stone Creamery, Rave Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.

~Another fabulous vacation rental managed by RealJoy Vacations in Destin, Florida!~

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Hart's Desire-4BR-RJ Fun Pass-Buy3Get1FreeThru5/26
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lean and Clean

  • 5 of 5

This was a gorgeous, space, clean place. Lots of areas for the family that likes space as well as places to congregate together. Quiet end of the street and great access to things in Destin. Also the beds were the best we have ever had in two decades of stating in rentals....thank you for that comfort!!

The downside is a good 10 minute walk to the beach...the trolley is very accommodating and helpful, but the hours are limited. If you prefer going to the beach after 5 pm.... Plan on walking. And if you wait too long for a trolley- you may have been forgotten. It was also not well stocked with what tend to be normal amenities in rentals these days, i.e. extra toilet paper, dish detergent, salt & pepper.

The ease of check in with the keyless entry was great, and made it easy to accommodate a large group coming and going. All in all we were very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do the home justice, perfect vacation home for large family and friends. Kids spent lots of time in the lagoon pool. Agent was wonderful to work with and paln to use her for future visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Douglasville, GA

Family Time

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a nice place. It was nice to have a grill on the property and it was close to the pool. There were beach chairs, toys, and a wagon, which was very helpful as well. The house was clean except for the floors. I would highly recommend installing a lock on the inside of the house to prevent small children from easily walking outside. The owner was very helpful and quickly responded to emails and phone calls. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

New to Destin area and couldn't have picked a better house or more central location for our family trip. Even in February...Destin is a busy place and it was great to walk to restaurants, shops, and to the beach. Each room is very uniquely designed and made this feel like the beach house we were going for. Our kids absolutely loved the privacy of the 2nd floor and each having their own tv. My wife enjoyed the outlet mall across the street and it was nice to play a round of golf for the first time since fall. The 3 block walk to the beach was very easy with the wagon, folding chairs and bag cooler ready to go at the house. The new kitchen and gass grill were helpful for cooking family dinners.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

This Snowbird's Dream!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was even more beautiful in person! My family and I were lucky enough to be the first to stay at Hart's Desire and it offered all the amentities listed and more. In addition to being brand new and with all custom finishes - the living area and bedrooms were all very spacious and cozy w/ elegant baths. It was nice to have so many nice kingsized beds, nice linens, and towels. I couldn't get over the vacation themed rooms, boat oar headboard in the master, and beachy driftwood flooring. Everyone had plenty of room to spread out - I think we enjoyed hanging out inside as much as we did walking across the street to Destin Commons and Bass Pro Shop. I couldn't believe how central we were to so much shopping! My grandkids made a daily trip to the wafflehouse, which was right around the corner. The Villages is like it's own quiet and secluded community...with a large heated pool area in the middle of the gated neighborhood. The hot tub was perfect for our January trip. We really appreciated all the helpful instructions such as a cheatsheet for the tv/blueray player, daily curbside trash pick up, as well as recommendations for dining and family activities. I have already recommended this vacation home to several of my friends in Chicago and cross my fingers we will be back next winter. Thank you for sharing your incredible vacation home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kelly Plantation
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


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  • US Dollars
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • 4 night minimum, except 4th of July, must have a 5 day booking
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • we offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
  • Sat to Sat stay is required from Memorial Day through Labor Day week.
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Emerald Coast-Destin Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor King Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor King Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd Floor Hall Bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 1st Floor Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st Floor King Suite/Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Floor King Suite/Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd Floor King
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2nd Floor Double
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor Loft/Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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