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Luxury home, 5 star reviews! Walk to beach, gated community!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 11 Sleeps

You will enjoy our luxurious, spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath beach house! The neighborhood is only 2.5 blocks from the beautiful beaches of Destin. Professionally decorated and new gated community, the Villages of Crystal Beach. Right in the heart of Destin! Walk to the new Destin Commons, where you can shop, eat or even see a movie.

No Saturday to Saturday required! Can check in or out on any day of the week!

You will enjoy our home as it has travertine floors, granite counter tops and all upgraded appliances, which just begin to scratch the surface of all the upgrades in our home, including coffee maker, blender and microwave.

Enjoy the 6 flat screen TV's throughout our home.

The resort style community pool, is one of the largest in Destin. It is a lagoon style pool, approximately 30,000 sq ft., with a walk-in at one end, which is great for small children. Our home is less than a 1 minutes walk to the community pool! The pool area has 3 waterfalls, a tiki grilling area, and a flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure, surround sound, tropical landscapting, and lots of sitting areas to enjoy with friends and family. Enjoy the complimentary trollery service to conveniently take you to the beautiful white sand beaches.

Our home has two master bedroom suites, one on each floor. In your private master bath there is a seperate jacuzzi tub for enjoying a long soak and relaxation, as well as a travertine shower, with body sprays! This room has a king size bed. The master bedroom on the 2nd floor, has a king sized bed, and it has it own's private bath with a marble shower, with body sprays. There are two more bedrooms on the second floor, one with a queen bed, this room has an access to the covered balcony. The 4th bedroom has two twin bunk beds. All the mattresses are pillowtop, and oh so comfy! Each bedroom has it's own flat screen TV! There are 4 DVD players throughout the house. There is also a large flat screen TV in the downstairs living room, as well as the upstairs loft/living room. The upstairs loft has a futon, for additional sleeping, if needed. Our home has high-speed, wireless internet.

Private parking for two vehicles is provided, with additional parking available onsite. The house and neighborhood are maintained in pristine condition. There is a sidewalk that runs parallel to the beach, which is great for jogging, walking or strolling with your family/children early in the morning or during the evening to watch the sun setting.

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca callaway
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Theo Stanford

Atlanta, GA


The first thing we noticed upon entering the Chilley Gilley is the immaculate decor! The decor was rivaled only by the comfort of the entire home. I have traveled the world by plane (Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, etc.) and though we actually drove from Atlanta to Destin, this was possibly the best vacation ever and that's because of the comfort of the home. Our trip was in celebration of our mom's 85th birthday, and the home and the beautiful beaches and area of Destin made it a momentous and memorable occasion! We are already making plans to return to Destin and will certainly check to see if our home away from home (Chilley Gilley) is available!
May 2014
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Community pool/spa/tiki grilling area/surround sound Upgraded appliances/showers with body sprays, 2 jacuzzi tubs Pillowtop mattresses/flat screen TVs in every bedroom Two master suites-one on each floor-each with King beds in each Two living/sitting rooms with large flat screen tvs Free high speed wireless internet Seasonal tram service to and from the beach-during summer and peak seasons Air conditioning Washer/dryer Linens and towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for the beach.


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Luxury home, 5 star reviews! Walk to beach, gated community!
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 84 reviews

Everything as described on listing

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families and grandparents. Plenty of room Fir all of us. Had a great time and would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I really enjoyed it !

  • 4 of 5

It looks exactly like the pics. After looking around and reading reviews a lot of places where not as they appeared to be . So I was very skeptical! But not this one everything to the T. Would definitely book again

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great comments! We hope you will come back soon and enjoy our home!
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Exactly What We Were Seeking!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, in a secure, gated community. The Villages of Crystal Beach in general and Chilly Gilley specifically were perfect. Peaceful and close to restaurants, shops, beaches and golf. Great complex with very private, spacious, pool and poolside lounging area. Rebecca and Paul have a beautifully decorated home that was comfy from the moment we stepped foot on the property. We recommend this property to any and all seekers of panhandle rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall impression is good

  • 4 of 5

We loved the area, the directions of how to get into the unit, the convenience of having everything nearby, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the bedrooms and dining area. The kitchen is a bit small, but adequate. There were minor inconveniences, which did not impact us terribly, but were a little bit annoying. There were only 3 garbage bags for 5 days, & we ran out on the 2nd day, and since we were instructed to not put loose garbage in the bins, understandably, we used grocery bags which were thankfully left by someone else. There were a lot of warning notes posted everywhere, too, with the threat of fines if we did not comply. The bathroom shower upstairs has a warning, about the shower curtain, but even if you use it properly, water still goes everywhere, so it's not the user's fault for this, but the design of the tub itself. I know these are little quirky annoyances, but it did matter. We stripped the bed linens as asked, and obeyed the rules, but we wondered "how much time does it save the cleaning service to do that job themselves?" Perhaps 5-10 minutes? Wouldn't it leave a better taste in your guests' mouths if you said "don't worry about anything, the cleaning service (that you paid for) will take care of everything?" Also the dishwasher was not working properly, we did one load and it was fine, but the 2nd time it would not work, the detergent dispenser was broken, we aren't sure. When we texted Rebecca, she told us not to worry about it. But we were glad it didn't break on the first day we were there. We ended up leaving dirty dishes in the dishwasher plus quite a few on the small kitchen counter.

A few of the mattresses should be replaced, especially the master bedroom, it feels like you are sleeping in a hammock, very uncomfortable.

The neighborhood was fairly quiet (as were we, because there were warnings about being loud) except for the next door neighbor's two dogs, who were left on their own, on the balcony, all day, to bark at us.

Overall, it served our purpose and it was fine. Rebecca was pleasant to deal with, was quick to respond to our questions, and allowed us early entry (no charge) since the unit was vacant.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The quietness was a plus sine we were all 50+. It is a beautiful home with everything you need. Wish the beach was closer but it was only a short drive. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place!!! We had plenty of space with 7 ppl and it is a very nice home. There's a trolley to the beach, but honestly it's only about a 1/4 mile so we just walked. Alot of beach stuff already there(big wagon as well) and a very nice community pool. No downside to this property!!! It is a fairly late check-in of 4pm, and early check out 10am.($300 fee for violations) So if you have kids make sure to plan for that. I promise you'll have no regrets!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the space in our Chilley Gilley home!
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Enjoy the wonderful bike/running path located 2 blocks from the house, and is great for a great morning walk/run or evening walk/run and enjoy the view of the beach and beautiful houses for about 6 miles along 98.

no smoking allowed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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