4 Bedroom/3.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12 Comfortably!
Cheryl - Toes in the Sand
What makes this House unique
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This house is perfect for a beach getaway. The house is big, very clean and in the perfect location. The beach shuttle is a very convenient way to hop to the ocean. I would absolutely stay here again!
While the beaches in Destin are amazing, I cannot say the same for "Toes in the Sand" or the community in which its located. The house itself had a number of issues upon our arrival, dvd players didn't work, one of the master beds had a broken frame, the cleanliness of the floors was poor at best, and while none of these are a huge deal, it wasn't a great impression to start. After running the dishwasher a couple times we realized it didn't work and notified the property management company. they did send someone out and ended up replacing the unit the evening of our third day, but we had spent a good bit of time hand washing dishes and rewashing the dishes others had put away dirty and the management company was unapologetic and didn't follow up after the new one was installed. Based on the handyman's comments it appeared that this wasn't the first time the dishwasher had issues.
The Crystal Cove community during peak season was very busy and the pool was always over crowded. That combined with the party atmosphere made it hard to enjoy with our younger children. The community is also a good 10-12 minute walk from the beach, and while the trolley is useful it can't accommodate for any of the beach equipment that kids like to have (boogie boards, tents, umbrellas, chairs, etc.) When the trolley is full there may be no room for any equipment at all. It also stops are 4:30 so be prepared to come back early or walk.
We opted to drive from the house to the beach most days and parking is scarce, we would often go at 8 or so in the morning to get a spot. golf carts would be ideal, but the community doesn't allow them, most likely due to lack of space.
I would return to Destin, but choose a different home.
I am very sorry, but most of this is false. The dishwasher did go out and as soon as our local Lowes had one available we purchased it, delivered it, unloaded the dirty dishes from the dishwasher and loaded it and ran it for the full cycle. He made sure the dishwasher was working before leaving so that was a follow up. It was not a handyman, it was the owner of the company who did the service. There was never any mention of the dishwasher having previous issues. Appliances go out. We made every effort to get a new one as quickly as possible. As for the bed, there was one slat broken that we were unaware of and that was also repaired immediately. The DVD players DID work, it was user error as you have to hit the input button. The floors were clean upon arrival, and there was no mention of them being dirty until this comment. The owner of the company was very apologetic and even left a gift card on the table for the guests. Summer time is very busy in summer and our guests love the Villages of Crystal Beach. I am sorry these guest did not enjoy it as much as others, as you can see from our many 5 star reviews.
Beautiful house. Our family enjoyed the stay. The few issues we encountered (washing machine door, ac) were resolved in a timely manner. The manager was nice enough to launder the 1st night of towels for us until the washer could be fixed.
We really enjoyed our stay at Toes in the Sand. What a great property and great location! The property is towards the back of the community and closest to the beach. The beach is absolutely beautiful, but it is a haul to get there, so we opted to drive and use the trolley, which was just a phone call away. The rental is beautifully furnished and is nicely equipped with everything you will need, including beach chairs. Cheryl was responsive and very good to work with. The gift bag was a very nice way to start off our stay. Thank you for making our getaway very enjoyable!
Nice clean and plenty of room
We spent 4 days at this property and had plenty of room for 2 large families to spread out. Everything was clean and just as described.
Cleaning fees should include all cleaning and not have the renters clean.
Thank you for your comment, however, we just ask you strip the beds and load the dishwasher, we do not require cleaning.
Located 3 block to Public Beach Access at Pompano Street access. James Lee Park is a few blocks further with larger beach, Crap Trap resturant, playground and Beach Bar