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Ocean Views, Walk to Beach, Mall and Restaurants

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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

4 Bedrooms plus Loft, 4 baths, sleeps 13-19. Our property consists of the main beach house which has 3 bedrooms and a third floor loft setup for kids. New bunk beds (2 sets) and new sleeper sofa on 3rd floor.

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Ocean Views, Walk to Beach, Mall and Restaurants
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
5

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
5

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
5

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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San Diego, CA
5

Nice house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with friends this summer and house & location were perfect. We walked up to Bonefish grill or the Commons for shopping evenings - although it was very hot!. House very clean and well maintained. Pool was great. Beach access very close & we like that Henderson Beach was an easy walk once on the beach. Henderson is a state park and we found it to be much less crowded/crazy than the other public access beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Crystal Pearl with 13 family members and it was the perfect place and excellent location. The pool house was perfect for the grandparents to be alone and get away from the noise. The main house was very spacious and had everything that you could need for your stay. Just a short walk to a beautiful beach and if you don't want to walk to the water there's a pool right there. I never met the owner, but she was very helpful with everything through e-mail & text. I would highly recommend the Crystal Pearl based on my stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The location is great for the beach access, shopping, and eating. The house is very spacious with the added bonus of a guest house and private pool. Linda, the owner/manager is most helpful, cooperative and responsive to questions. We had a fabulous week staying here!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

790 On The Gulf
Bonefish Grill - Pensacola
Camille's
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft Walton Beach - VPS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Camilles, Crab Trap, Pompano Joes, LA Lounge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bonefish Grill, TGIF, Jasmine Thai, Camilles
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Destin
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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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
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Spring 2017
Feb 28 2017 - Mar 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,325
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,300
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,900
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Thanksgiving, 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
 
 
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Pool Heat $130 $0
Cleaning per stay $225 + 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..

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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
Notes:
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.

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