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Crystal Beach~Private Pool~Steps to Beach~Great Rates

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Location, location, location!! 'Destin-ation' is across the street from the beach, located in popular Crystal Beach. After a day at the beach, relax in your private pool or lounge on the spacious sundeck.

This beach house can accommodate up to 8 people, which includes using the queen sleeper sofa. It is fully furnished with a full size washer and dryer, 4 t.v.'s, 4 DVD players and all of the conveniences of home. This house has been a family favorite vacation rental for years. Destin-ation is located in The Courtyard at Crystal Beach community.

Destin Commons is a couple of blocks away, which offers fabulous shopping, AMC movie theater, Bass Pro Shop, and many restaurants to choose from. Publix and Walmart are nearby for groceries and beach items. Silver Sands Outlet Mall is only 10 minutes from the house.






Master Bedroom: Queen Bed

Second Bedroom: Queen Bed

Two full bathrooms


Living room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Main living area with kitchen

Half bath


Loft with 2 Twin Beds

Three Stories

Private Pool (not heated)

Double Deck with Stairwell

4 TV's

4 DVD Players

Free WiFi Internet Connection

Granite Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

Gas Grill (propane)

Public Beach Access~ Shirah St.

Keyless Lock Entry

Full Size Washer/Dryer


No Pets Allowed

Keywords: Home, cottage, private pool, deck, beach, outdoor grilling, free WIFI, cable/satellite TV, internet, air conditioning, non-smoking, kid friendly, online bookable

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Dottie

Our family has been vacationing in Destin for 28+ years. We love the beautiful white sandy beaches. Our favorite area is Crystal Beach, it is not only a beautiful area, but very convenient to restaurants and shopping. We are happy to share our beach house with you.

Dottie purchased this house in 2010

Why Dottie chose Crystal Beach

When we saw this house and it's location, we fell in love with it. Our beach house is located across the street from the beach in a quaint neighborhood called The Courtyard at Crystal Beach. Crystal Beach has pastel colored homes with white picket fences. We love to take morning walks in the neighborhood and on the beach. We hope you will enjoy staying there as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The close proximity to the beach was the key to purchasing this beach house, with the public beach access one block away. We love having the pool to relax in, after a day at the beach! The shopping is endless between the Destin Commons and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. There are many wonderful restaurants close by. The Ft. Walton airport is only 25 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic place to stay! Loved the huge deck, spent most of our time there. Very close to beach, great access. We plan on staying at "Destin-ation" again in the Fall. We really liked the accessibility to shopping as well. We give it two thumbs up!
Feb 2011
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum age to rent is 25 years old. No pets allowed. Pool is not heated.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two bedrooms on first floor, each with queen beds. Two twins on third floor loft bedroom. Queen sleeper sofa on second floor in family room. Private pool, large second story deck, located across the street from the beach.


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Crystal Beach~Private Pool~Steps to Beach~Great Rates
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 47 reviews

Great Location, nicely furnished, OUTSTANDING Owner communication!

  • 5 of 5

We've (2 couples) been renting 2-4 VRBO properties a year since retiring 4 years ago. Destin-ation clearly ranks at the top! The location is within walking distance of restaurants, grocery and clothing stores, coffee shops and of course - the beach. We explored the coast with daily journeys from Pensacola to Panama City, the area has a lot to offer - even in February. House is fully stocked (even had coffee and filters) and coming "home" after a day of adventure was relaxing. We've found that having confidence that "everything worked" in the house, with no surprises, isn't as common throughout VRBO rental properties. Brand new washer/dryer and grill - we the first to use. Bedding is first rate, plenty of pillows and towels, showers have great water pressure - the little extras are all there. Dottie was very helpful during the initial rental process and throughout our 2 week stay. Destin-ation we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a wonderful time at Destin-ation! Thank you for the kind comments. We would love to have you all come back and stay with us again.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Destin and we stayed at Destin-ation over spring break this year with our 4 school aged children. We were very pleased with all the extras this home had for its guests! This home is in a great location, just steps to the beach, and the homeowner had everything you would need to make your beach day a success. Our children can't stop talking about how much fun they had in the private pool. The house was very clean and had EVERYTHING we needed for the week. Dottie is so sweet and was there to answer any questions we might have. We will for sure be staying at this house again.

Thanks again for making our 2018 Spring Break a success!

The Kaser's

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have returned to this property several times. Everything about it is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation, and the owner, Dottie, is a dream to work with. The house is just a block off of the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The owners have thought of everything to make their guests feel at home, including beach chairs, gas grill, deck chairs, and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh flowers on the table. The icing on the cake is the adorable, quaint neighborhood where the home is located. This is my "go to" VRBO home in Destin. I would literally change the dates of my vacation to get this rental, and to work with such an accommodating owner. Highly recommend for couples or families!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, it is always a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Destin-ation. We are so glad you had a wonderful time (and nice weather too!). Thank you so much for the nice comments. We hope you all continue to stay at Destin-ation for years to come. Thank you! Dottie
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Property was okay. Bedrms very small. Seemed like full size beds. Didn’t like kitchen upstairs.

  • 3 of 5

Some caulked over stain/mold in bathroom shower in master I think. Nothing distinguishing as to which bedroom was which. Hair on bathroom mat which was surprising because Ellie was cleaning. Shower knobs in both bathrooms broken. Beds squeaked. Realize rentals won’t be perfect but wasn’t as nice / clean as pictures and descriptions made it out to be.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy~ We do our best to make sure the house is in great shape for our guests. Our guest's satisfaction is very important to us. We were a bit miffed about your comments. You and I communicated during your stay, you seemed happy with your accommodations, you never mentioned any of those items to me. We stayed at the house after you, the shower knobs worked fine, the queen beds didn't squeak and there was absolutely no mold in the master bathroom shower. We hope you enjoyed the close proximity to the beach, the quaint neighborhood, and all of the little extras we offer our guests.
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a little disappointed

  • 3 of 5

Could have been cleaner. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, the throw rugs looked as if they had not been washed in quite some time. All the floors were in need of a good scrubbing. The sheets on the twin beds were worst for ware and could have been longer( covered your feet or your shoulders but not both). It would have been helpful to have a hand rail on the steps entering the pool.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the information, we strive to have the house in tip top shape for all of our guests. I will speak with our housekeeper about this. We hope you and your family had a nice time while you were in Destin.
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have traveled to Destin for the past 5 years multiple times. We have always VRBO our stays and this beach house is by far the best we have stayed at. Clean, large, REALLY CLOSE TO THE BEACH, close to everything, awesome pool, great kitchen and the list goes on. Aside from the great beach house, the owner is even BETTER! I reached out to her multiple times and not once did I feel unimportant, quick response and as polite as can be, booking with her was easy also. She allowed us to move our reservation 6 months later in the year and was never an issue. Thanks Dottie!

Don't over think it, if this place is available book it, you won't regret it! We will come back to this beach house again and again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our beach house. We would love to have you and your family back again next year. :)
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Destin Commons
Great place to shop, eat, drink or go to a movie.
Crab Trap
Fun seafood restaurant located on the beach.
Crab Island
A great place to take a boat and wade in the waste high water. Bring a cooler and some snack...
Donut Hole
Another favorite! Fabulous food, breakfast is served all day and night. Desserts are freshly...
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Huge outlet mall about 8-10 minutes from the house. Perfect place to go on a rainy day.
The Back Porch
Another great seafood restaurant on the beach.
Harborwalk Village
Wonderful place to walk around and have lunch or dinner at the many restaurants overlooking ...
AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
A favorite for dinner/drinks. We enjoy the top floor, overlooking the marina. Good times lis...
Shirah St
Closest public beach access, one short block from the beach house.
Walmart Supercenter
Walmart Supercenter is one mile from the house. It is a one stop shop for all of your needs ...
Miller's Destin Ale House
Great place to watch sports. Food is always good, great happy hour specials.
Jim 'n Nick's Bar-B-Q
Great place for BBQ. The cheddar biscuits are amazing.
790 On The Gulf
This is our favorite restaurant to go to for happy hour and/or dinner and watch the sunset. ...
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
Beautiful course.
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Ft. Walton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Miller's Ale House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Shirah St. Public Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin-ation Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach Access
Car: recommended

Located across the street from the beach. Less than a mile from Destin Commons shopping center and AMC movie theater, close to Silver Sands Outlet Center, Super Walmart, Publix and several restaurants. For questions call 214-415-0672.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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