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

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Villages of Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Rebecca callaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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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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based on 58 traveler reviews

Luxury home, 5 star reviews! Walk to beach, gated community!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 60 reviews
racine, wisconsin, usa

florida vacation on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

we try to get away with our entire family for one trip a year. this includes grandpa/grandma, two adult married children/wives and five grandkids all 7 years and under for ages. this year's trip to Despin was a first for us to enjoy the pristine beaches in that area and very comfortable accommodations at Chilly Gilley's.

the rental property is well maintained and very user friendly - including many items that can be used on the beach such as shovels, buckets, flotation devices, etc. the host family was very thorough in their communication to us concerning expectations and what was included or not. they even surprised us with a nice welcome gift basket that is always a nice touch.

overall we were very pleased with our experience and it starts with having a reliable place to stay that is nicely maintained. very friendly towards kids and has a wonderful pool area that is shared with other rental units on the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A few of us girls came to just unwind. The owner of this rental is just amazing. The home is amazing and you will have everything needed. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home, Chilley Gilley, and we hope you will come back again soon!
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It Was Too Short

  • 4 of 5

Vacationing at the beach is lots of fun, but that only contributes to half of the stay. The other half is determined by where you choose to stay. This year we chose to stay at Chilley Gilley. Initially, I was hesitant because you never know if what you see on the internet is what you'll get. I am pleased to say that the home did meet our expectations. We had such a great time the comment was made, "I don't even need to go to the beach, I 'll just have a vacation get away right here." Understandably so, in addition to being located within walking distance of the beach, we were near the very relaxing pool and hot tub. My family is already planning to return. Our stay was just too short! So why not rate Chilley Gilley a 5 star? There could have been a few minor improvements, but overall a great stay that made for a great vacation! Thanks Becky!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Please let me know what the "few minor" things that could have been better so that we can fix them for the next guests! Thank you again!
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Chilley Gilley is a beautiful home with all the necessities to make it feel like your home. My family and I enjoyed our stay and the home. It's very close to the pool where my 4 year old learned to swim!! The beach isn't far and the trolley that is offered to take you to the beach is a very convenient service. This home is wonderful for vacation with extended family, it has room for everyone. Beautiful home and gorgeous beach=amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin vacation

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the chilley gilley! We had a great time. Rebecca answered all my questions and quickly too. Her home is beautiful and a very short walk to the pool. The trolley was convienent as well. Our parents came along and hey had a little harder time with the trolley and walking to the beach but the kids and my husband and I had no troubles at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home! WE know you have lots to choose from, and we hope you can come back again and enjoy our home on your next trip!
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this home for our family vacation. Close to the pool and beach. The home had everything you needed for a vacation. We hope to be back again and would recommend the home to anyone visiting the Destin area.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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

Villages of Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Week
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th ofJuly
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $260
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Villages of Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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