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Hart's Desire- 4BR- Gorgeous-500Yds 2Bch- RealJoy Fun Pass-2TIX

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling available May-Sept, Dolphin Cruise available Mar-Oct, Water Park available Mem. Day-Labor Day, all other activities are year-round.

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. This home is managed by RealJOY Vacations, which means you have access to 24/7 service for any emergencies which may arise so you can have a stress-free vacation!

6. 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.*

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1600 per month + $750 refundable deposit and taxes/fees. To reserve, please contact us (Property Manager) to give you a quote with this Special Rate. Currently, this can't be booked online.

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, and HBO & Blu Ray DVD players for your entertainment. 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.

Please note that there are parking restrictions within the Villages of Crystal Beach. There are two parking spaces available in the driveway of the home with an overflow lot for one additional vehicle. Trailers, boats, and motorcycles are not allowed within the community gates; alternate parking arrangements will need to be made for these items.

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 Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.

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

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About RealJoy Reservations

Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!

Why RealJoy Reservations chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!

What makes this house unique

Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team’s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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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Hart's Desire- 4BR- Gorgeous-500Yds 2Bch- RealJoy Fun Pass-2TIX
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful and very clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The property was beautiful Close to the beach. Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

I was not pleased with Real joy rules. I have rented from other vacation rental companies for the past 15 years and no one has rules like Real Joy. I rented 4 houses during this Thanksgiving and they were not accommodating. The other agencies allow you to check in Early as long as the houses are ready. There website is not updated. Also they do no allow you to visit the house before renting it. The other agencies always let you go in the houses before renting them. My husband is handicapped and it is important to see the accommodations before renting. I had problems with the vanity in one of the houses, the TV did work and the ice maker did not work. I will never rent from Real Joy again. I rented Tahitian Paradise, jobs cobana, and Destin for Paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Hart's Desire is a lovely, well-maintained home in the Villages of Crystal Beach - we love its close proximity to Destin Commons, the beach, and a lot of Destin attractions! After checking into the situation, we found that you added a few nights to your stay. We also discovered that you did not request to view the homes before you booked. You requested to view them early on the day of check-in - this was about 5 months after you'd signed the contract, and after you had fully paid for your reservations. We charge an early check in fee that your party was quite upset about, so perhaps this situation was more about checking in early than getting to preview the properties. We do allow viewings beforehand when our Operations department can accommodate them. Sometimes we are unable to do so in the height of summer when our teams are slammed. Again, thank you for your feedback, we do our best to grant requests when possible, and we hope that you enjoyed your stay.
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Nice neighborhood and lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home but the furniture needs to be replaced living room sofa and chairs and also the dining room chairs.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback on this lovely home. Our owner took your comments to heart and has ordered dining chairs, as well as a new sofa and living room chairs. Thank you again, we hope you join us again soon, we have fantastic winter rates!
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Perfect Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic!! We had a wonderful time staying here. The house is perfect as well as the pool area, which we enjoyed everyday of our stay. For large groups, the pavilion with grill is a nice option as well. Some reviews mentioned that is was a hike to the beach but it's not far at all and such a pleasant walk. The home is beautifully decorated and feels like a home away from home. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need to cook family meals. Each room is uniquely designed with plenty of closet space for luggage/clothing. The home is very spacious, giving everyone a chance to have their personal space or a place to all congregate. Very short drive to all Destin has to offer including Destin Commons and the outlet malls. The owners were very easy to work with and knowledgeable on all exciting things Destin has to offer. This is a place I will be returning to for many years to come!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen, fantastic lagoon pool and the other amenities in this great location! We hope that you come and join us again, thank you for your feedback!
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5 star minus 1 for the dirty floors

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and condo unit was well appointed with everything you'd need. very pretty and decorated with all things beach. That was a great touch. Community pool was great ! Unit was close to beaches but I wouldn't walk it! site says walkable... WHAT? no way! They do have a trolley that you can catch to beach. restaurants were close by. community was cute and gated. We had no issues with noise until one morning at 7am weed eating started. while I know this needs to get done, please let management know that at least after 9am would be better for vacationers that like to sleep . Would I stay here again , probably... But I will look elsewhere closer to beach or on beach. Floors were dirty from the get go. they don't look it but take your shoes off and walk you'll have the blackest feet! Having said that the floors were dirty, the rest of the place was clean. Please take extra attention to floors cleaners! Sorry for the minus one star but I have to be truthful in hopes owner or management reads this and takes notice. Get the floors clean and you got 5 stars from me!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we will definitely have our cleaners pay more attention! Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise.
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about your stay at our spacious beach home. We're happy that you enjoyed our comfortable beds and the convenient keyless entry. Thank for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kelly Plantation
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


  • Varies
  • US Dollars
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • 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%
  • SNOWBIRDS* $1600/mo + $750 deposit - Nov through February
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