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Ocean Views, Walk to Beach, Mall and Restaurants

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House & Guest House in Backyard, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 13-19)

4 Bedrooms plus Loft, 4 baths, sleeps maximum 18 (max of 14 adults). Our property consists of the large beach house and a separate guest house in the backyard. Guest house included with main house rental (No strangers in the back yard).

No Groups of under 25 without a parent in residence - sorry Spring Breakers! Max of 14 adults please.

Main house has 3 bedrooms plus a loft setup with sofa bed and bunks beds to accommodate up to 7 children. There is a carriage/guest house in the back yard that provides another king sized bedroom, living area. kitchenette and full bath.

Guest house is perfect for more privacy for a family or for grandparents staying with extended family.

Centrally located just steps to the beach (1 block to public beach access) with a private pool in your own back yard and ocean views from 2cd and 3rd story balconies. Third story loft also has ocean views from the sofa:)

Property sleeps 13-19 (13 in beds & 19 if using the 3 fold out sofas). Max of 14 Adults please.

Main house sleeps up to 15 (11 in beds & 4 on sofa sleepers). Guest House sleeps up to 4 (2 in King bed & 2 on fold out sofa).

The guest house has new tile flooring, a king sized bed in private bedroom, an additional living area, kitchenette and private bathroom.

The main beach house has 3 bedrooms on 2cd floor and a 3rd floor loft that sleeps up to 7. There are 2 bunk beds (one with a trundle underneath) & a queen sleeper sofa in the loft, a King size bed in the master bedroom on 2cd floor. Two additional bedrooms on 2cd floor each with Queen size beds.

Backyard Carriage house has a private bedroom with King bed and a separate Living area & kitchenette. There is a fold out full size sofa sleeper here.

It is a 2 minute walk from the house to the public beach access at intersection of Shirah Street & Scenic Hwy 98 (a 2 lane beach front road). Henderson State Park Beach an easy walk from Shirah beach access.

Playground for small children at local church is steps away and the Destin Commons shopping & dining area a 15-20 minute walk if your teens are interested.

House Details: Main House:

First Floor - Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa. Full bathroom on this floor.

Second Floor - 3 Bedrooms, 1 with King, 2 with Queen beds. King bedroom has private bathroom, Queen rooms connected via Jack & Jill bathroom.

Third Floor - Fourth Bedroom (Loft) with Queen sleeper sofa and 2 bunk beds. Also a trundle bed here. This furniture/bedding new in Dec, 2013. The loft also opens up to a private balcony where we have installed kid-proof locks for safety.

Guest House

Living Room with fold out sleeper sofa, kitchenette and 1 bedroom with Queen Bed. Full bathroom also.

Centrally located just steps to the beach (1 block to public beach access) with a private pool in your own back yard and ocean views from 2cd and 3rd story balconies.

Total of 7 TVs, 6 DVD players, XBOX in bunk room, WiFi access throughout both houses. Screened Porch overlooking private pool, privacy fence around back yard & pool area. 150 yards to public beach access.

House is within walking distance of the Destin Commons outdoor mall and several restaurants (Crab Trap, Beachwalk Cafe, 790 on the Beach, Camilles). There is a also a church playground a few houses down the street for smaller children.

We bought the house in 2011 and have made lots of updates including including new furnishings, washer & dryer, paint inside & out, LCD televisions and a 6 foot high privacy fence around pool and back yard. It is a 2 minute walk from the house to the public beach access at Shirah and Scenic Hwy 98.

Pool Heat available for an additional $130 for the week.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About owner/property manager

We live in Destin and own & manage this house & stay there weekends during the off season.

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2011

Why owner/property manager chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Destin is such a beautiful location and we have always loved the Crystal Beach community. We wanted a house within walking distance to the beach for our family to enjoy.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jack and Jill connects Queen Bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each Queen Bedroom has it's own vanity outside of bath.
    Guest House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for washing off beach sand
  • 4.0
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Private walk-around balcony
    Larger Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Also has sitting area for reading/relaxing
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd Bedroom. Shares Jack and Jill bathroom w/ other Queen
    Guest House Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in Living Area of Guest House
    Loft Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed , Balcony here too with ocean views.
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom. (1) King in Guest House Bedroom. Queen size beds (2) in 2cd floor bedrooms. Twin size beds (5) in 3rd floor Loft. Queen sleeper sofa in 3rd Floor loft. Queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living. Full sleeper sofa in Guest House living.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Home is just steps to beach front road. Public beach access is 1 block away on Shirah Street. Henderson State Park beach a 5 minute walk from Shirah beach access. Lots of open beach here with no concessions or chair rentals. Private pool in back yard with new 6 foot privacy fence. Guest House has new tile and furniture and is a nice oasis away from a big family group.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Ocean Views, Walk to Beach, Mall and Restaurants
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Crystal Pearl! The house was spacious, well-supplied and comfortable with the added bonus of the pool and the guest house! It was perfect for our group of 13 --8 seniors and 5 Moms on spring break! We could walk to the beach and were close to whatever we wanted or needed. We loved the decks, the screened in porch in the back and the chairs poolside! It gave us lots of places to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and then to watch movies in the evenings inside. The owner is kind, communicative and easy to communicate with!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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des moines

Beautiful and Clean. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Crystal Beach neighborhood and the proximity to the beach. We watched sunsets from 3rd floor balcony every night with a cocktail. Pool was heated - a little chilly without heat in November - and kids swam every night after all day at the beach. House had a nice gas grill so we cooked out most nights. Also went to 790 on the beach for dinner one night. Hopefully we can return!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Destination Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults, 1 teenager and 2 "little" ones stayed here this past Christmas and it was WONDERFUL!!!! Enough room for everyone to spread out and the bunk room upstairs was a favorite with our teenager!!! The pool house we renamed as our bungalow- lol- everything you need in there as well!!! All the comforts of home with the added bonus of a very short walk to the beach!!! Camielles was a nice place to walk to for coffee in the morning (though house does have a coffee maker), there is a really nice park for the little kids at end of street to burn up any left over energy after beach and pool!

Linda was absolutely WONDERFUL!! Very responsive and even helped hide my Santa package before our arrival for me!!

We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation headquarters

  • 5 of 5

The proximity to ample shopping, dining and beaches make this property an ideal HQ for an extended family vacation. We had three generations of family in and out for four days with plenty of room for everyone to get together or explore their own thing. The room layout offered us the ability to put the kids together where they could play, adult couples had quiet places to retreat for naps while still others had plenty of room to prepare meals and congregate. The pool is perfect for cooling off within close proximity of a screened porch where mom and dad can relax while keeping an eye. The guest house was a great solution for grandma and grandpa who wanted to keep a different schedule than their kids and grandkids. They had everything they needed, including peace and quiet, and no need to climb stairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, IL

Carriage House perfect for grandparents.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our children and grandchildren last week. Big house was wonderful but we especially loved the carriage house as it gave us a quiet place to get away evenings. Linda was very responsive to questions and had lots of good suggestions for restaurants. We really enjoyed the house and our stay in Destin. Grandkids had a ball in the pool..

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shelly, So glad you and your family enjoyed Destin and the house. Nice time of year to visit right now - fewer crowds! thanks, Linda
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Livonia, Michigan

Great Place for a Large Family

  • 5 of 5

This property is not just one but two houses with a pool in between. We had nine family members staying there, so we appreciated being able to spread out. We all loved the pool, especially the three children. I was thankful for the numerous locks on the doors which prevented the little ones from being able to get out to the pool on their own. Having said that, we did have a problem with the locks and not having our key being able to open the three of the four locks in the guesthouse. We had to wait overnight to get a response from the owner, but she then promised to have the locks re-keyed at the end of our stay so that the next visitors wouldn't have this same problems.

The furnishings were lovely and I found our master bedroom's bed very comfortable. The view from the third floor was magnificent - not only of the Gulf, but also the amazing thunderstorms in the afternoons.

We had three cars with us - including 2 SUVs and we managed to all fit in the driveway.

The only drawback - and we knew this going in - was the lack of beach space. There is a public beach access just a block and a half away. The walk is short and pleasant. However when we got there, there is just a narrow strip of beach available to the general public and the rest is literally roped off for the condo guests staying at the large places right on the beach. We had rows of little spaces staked out and there was so much unoccupied beach just going to waste around us! On the plus side, if you waited until after six in the evening, the ropes were down and it was a lovely time for children to play in the sand and not get burned. You can also drive down to the area west of Crystal Beach to the public beaches around The Crab Trap or Pompano Joe's where there is a much larger public area and it's free.

If I had to make any suggestions as to additions for the house it would be for having a mop for the kitchen floor and a better large frying pan. Having been a condo owner in Destin myself, I know how hard it is to keep up with these small things, but the handles on both frying pans were close to falling off. We had a baby who crawled around on the floor and it would have been nice to be able to keep the kitchen floor in better shape. Again, these are both minor items.

The location is close to shopping, great restaurants and the Mid-Bay bridge. If you need a place to hold a large group, I highly recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying & thanks for the review! I just dropped new frying pans at house today.!
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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - May 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
May 14 2017 - May 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving, 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 2 2018 - May 18 2018
6 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Pool Heat $130 $0
Cleaning per stay $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Note the Service Fee that you see in the online quote is a VRBO charge and you do not pay this if you mail a check. Service Fee included when you book online via VRBO site and pay via credit card or echeck.

Refundable $500 security deposit required a month before rental - I ask for a separate check for $500 and just hold this during your stay. Pool heat an additional $130 per week. Pool heat not required during summer months..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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790 On The Gulf
Bonefish Grill - Pensacola
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft Walton Beach - VPS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Camilles, Crab Trap, Pompano Joes, 790
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bonefish Grill, TGIF, Jasmine Thai, Camilles
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Car: not necessary

Our house is within walking distance to the Destin Commons shopping area (ideal for families with teenagers). House also very close to a church playground for smaller children and of course a 2 minute walk to the beautiful white sand beaches of Destin! Beach access at Shirah street one block from house.


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