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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


Half Baths
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 steps 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. Enjoy the view of the Gulf from the second story deck, and check out the spectacular sunsets in the evening.

This beach house comfortably accommodates 8 people. 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 The Courtyard at Crystal Beach community.

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

Go ahead and give us a call, this will soon be your annual vacation 'Destin-ation.'


Master Bedroom: Queen Bed

Second Bedroom: Queen Bed


Living room: Queen Sleeper Sofa


Loft with 2 Twin Beds

Three Stories

Private Pool

Double Deck with Stairwell

4 TV's

4 DVD Players

Free WiFi Internet Connection

Stereo System in Living Room

Granite Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

BBQ Gas Grill

Beach Access

Keyless Lock Entry

Full Size Washer/Dryer

Partial Gulf View


No Pets Allowed


Keywords: Home, view, private pool, deck

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Dottie

We live in Dallas, Texas and have been vacationing in Destin for the past 20+ years. We love the beautiful white sandy beaches. Our favorite area is Crystal Beach, it is not only a beautiful area, but within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants from our house.

Dottie purchased this house in 2010

Why Dottie chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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. The sunsets were another big draw. 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Crystal Beach~Private Pool~Steps to Beach~Great Rates
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews
Atlanta, Ga

Absolutely Charming!

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed in Destin since I was a child. I absolutely LOVE the beaches on the Gulf, with Destin being my favorite. My husband and I just spent last week at 'Destin-ation' and truly loved every minute! The house was the perfect size for us! I love the beach, while he prefers the pool, therefore this house was perfect! The beach is literally one block away and the pool is in the backyard! The house is convenient to all the restaurants you'll want to enjoy for dinner, or the grocery store if you want to stay in for dinner. The owner was very kind and amazingly easy to work with. We will definitely stay at 'Destin-ation' again very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt Gilead, Ohio

Location! Location! Locations!

  • 5 of 5

This house was exceptional. Quick walk to the beach, very nice pool, and the lower patio was perfect for lunch on a hot afternoon. Having the ability to use the beach chairs and beach toys with wagon was great as well. The 3rd floor loft bedroom is larger than expected, the pictures don't do it justice. It was big enough for both of my teen children to fit in. The house had everything we needed! The 1st floor bedrooms did get warm (and it could have just been us, and I think we are spoiled with our ceiling fan at home, which the downstairs bedroom did not have. However, pedestal fans were in the closet which helped. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and the price is very good for the area! This was our first trip to Destin and Destin-ation and won't be our last.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I reserved this home it was absolutely wonderful. Dottie was so cordial and answered any questions I had. We arrived a little early and because the house was ready she allowed us to start the vacation. The home is clean and inviting with anything you possibly need right at your finger tips. The three stories allowed for family time and also alone time if needed. The pool was wonderful and when the pool guy came by he was so pleasant and spoke sweetly to my granddaughter . The home offers a neighborhood feeling and was a simple stroll to the public beach Everyone there was family oriented and the children became fast friends and made memories .Sorry to say now that we have experienced a beach home a condo will never do again. We are spoiled.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to you coming back year after year!
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Saint Louis, Missouri

Beautiful home. Fantastic pool.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a better home to stay at for our vacation. My grandson loved his "Florida Pool". Thank you Dottie.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zanesville, Ohio

Wonderful stay at Destin-ation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time vacationing in Destin/The Gulf, and it was wonderful! The beach house was perfect and had all of the amenities, and more! We had 3 adults and 5 children and the house was the perfect size. Having 2.5 bathrooms was a huge plus for us. The pool is very large. Some of our group stayed in a nearby high rise condo and our pool was the same size as the condo. The house had a pack-n-play, numerous beach toys, pool toys, a beach cart and games available for use. The location is convenient to area shopping and dining and is a short walk to the public access beach. Just FYI, there is another public beach access about a block further up the road, so if the closest one is too busy (only on weekends it seems), there is another one available. Aj's Dolphin Cruise is a MUST DO! We wished we would have done it sooner so that we could have went again, so FUN! A group of 16 of us went (7 adults, 9 kids) and had a great time. In fact, that was their most memorable part of vacation. Thanks again Dottie for letting us enjoy your little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect everything . . .

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay - the house was the right size, the location was PERFECT, the pool was the perfect size, we had a wonderful stay. Only a block to the beach, but we still spent most of our time just relaxing and playing with the kids in the pool. The second floor deck was great for sitting outside for lunch. The layout was different, but it worked out perfect. Recommending to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft. Walton
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Across the street
Car: recommended

Located across the street from the beach. Less than a mile from Destin Commons shopping center and Rave movie theater, close to Silver Sands Outlet Center, Super Walmart, Publix and several restaurants.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

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

The initial payment is 30% due within 10 days of making the reservation. The balance plus the refundable security deposit are due 30 days prior to arrival. We accept personal checks, money orders and Pay Pal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • 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
  • 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 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • 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 with gulf view and beautiful sunsets, across the street from the beach.

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