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Windsong by the Sea 4/26 to 5/10 Family Special of $1200.00 Per Week!!!

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crystal Beach house description

This charming home is in the quaint neighborhood of Crystal Beach, known for its seaside-styled cottages and white picket fences, and has the look and feel of the sea. Arrive in the cozy family room with vaulted ceilings, and settle in. This seaside cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths to accommodate all your happy campers. At your fingertips are the most beautiful beaches in the world, by way of the beach access that is only two short blocks away.

After a day soaking in the sun at the beach, celebrate your vacation with a few cannon balls into your heated private pool, before firing up the grill. Close amenities include the renowned Destin Commons, with its 75 plus stores, including the new 55,000 square foot Bass Pro Shop, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie, Hard Rock Cafe, the Rave Motion Picture theater, and the Publix grocery store, to name but a few. The Destin Commons has received over 19 million visitors so far in 2013! If golfing is your 'bag', treat yourself to any of the 15 finest, world-class golf courses available, such as Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, 4 courses in SanDestin, and Camp Creek.

The Destin Harbor is minutes away for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, boating and jet-skiing. The harbor is your gateway to the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico! And how about the many fine eateries serving up their fresh catch of the day (many are within walking distance from Windsong by the Sea). Close by are Big Kahuna's Waterpark, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, The Track, and the Gulfarium. Good times will be had by the whole family, but make time for each other once the kids are tucked in, enjoying a glass of wine while relaxing on the front porch while breathing in the sea breezes.
Feel free to use the included wireless high-speed internet to email your boss: You’ll be staying a while longer ?, because this lifestyle is addictive!
Need directions? I can help as I lived in Destin for many years.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Preferably the canine variety after mutual agreement....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            For every 4 persons who are under the age of 26th, there must be one adult over the age of 26....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking inside the home. An additional fee will occur if I have to get it fumigated!...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Queen Bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            King Bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 4 twin/ single

            Bunk Room ...moreless

          • 2 rooms with one single bed, 1 room with 4 children's beds. Master bedroom has king-sized bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • There is a king-sized bed in the master bedroom and a queen-sized bed in the 3rd bedroom. There is a bunk bed in the 2nd bedroom that consists of a twin on the top; a full-sized bed on the bottom with a twin bed trundle underneath the full bed(sleeps 4). Windsong is two short blocks from the beach and beach access. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you need if you were at your home. All you have to bring is food! You have your own private pool and wireless, high-speed (7 'Meg') Internet access! ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys
              • Books
              • Video Library:

                Various DVD and VHS movies....moreless

              • VCR
              • Television:

                2 32' LCD TV's, 2 28' TV's...moreless

              • Audio Tape Player
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Car

              • Not Necessary
              • Recommended

              Attractions

              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Reefs
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Outlet Shopping
              • Beachcombing
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Parasailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Cycling
              • Paragliding
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Internet
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Full-sized...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            2 to 3 cars in driveway...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Full-sized...moreless

                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Telephone:

                            (3)...moreless

                          • Towels Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Toaster
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Ice Maker

                          Outside

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Electric Grill; Never run out of gas again!...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Back deck is 14' x 20' and overlooks the pool...moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Heated Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Great Place to stay

                            Great Place to stay

                            • Guest Sisters and Husbands (Knoxville, TN)
                            • Date of stay 08/29/09
                            • Review Submitted 09/07/09
                            We all enjoyed Windsong by the Sea. The location was great ! The beach was an easy walk. The home was very comfortable and had was stock with all that we needed. All of us agreed that we made a good choice by staying here. Thanks Terri for the use of your vacation home. Hope to come back again.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • Wonderful Location would love to stay here again!!

                            Wonderful Location would love to stay here again!!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 03/22/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                            I was traveling with a group of friends and am so happy that we stayed at Windsong by the Sea!! We had a great time the house is only a couple blocks from the beach and with in walking distance of several restaurants. The owner was very helpful and wonderful to work with. The property is clean and well kept. We did several large group dinners over the week and the kitchen had everything that we needed we also enjoyed the pool and was thankful to have it when a few of the days a little cool to be at the beach. I would definitely want to stay here again and recommend it to anyone going to Destin.

                            Owner response: Thanks so much Tabitha for your kind feedback! And I am delighted that you and your friends had a memorable spring week in Destin. You were all wonderful guests, and I would certainly welcome you back to Windsong by the Sea anytime!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Windsong by the Sea was wonderful

                            Windsong by the Sea was wonderful

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/06/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/19/14
                            We were first time renters and Terry made everything easy. All questions were answered and upon arrival we were thrilled to find the house ready and waiting. It was clean and felt like home. The week we were there was such fun and Windsong by the Sea was perfect. So perfect that we are returning again this year.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great

                            Great

                            • Guest DanRi N. (Columbus, Georgia)
                            • Date of stay 09/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/12
                            Had a great time. House has everything you need and more, and the location is great. Short walk to the beach, mall, restaurants, goodwill etc. great for kids, as there is a box with toys. owner of the house is very friendly and replies quickly to questions and concerns. we had a wonderful time at windsong by the sea.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great time

                            Great time

                            • Guest Jacks (Terre Haue, Indiana)
                            • Date of stay 10/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/16/12
                            We enjoyed our stay here. Not being on the beach, but so close was great. Much more privacy and the pool kept us cool. Everything was available that one would need. Our dog had a great time also. We hope to some day stay here again.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Thank you Ch and K! I appreciate your kind words, and I'm glad you had a great vacation. Please come back again and stay at Windsong!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • So Glad We Came Back!

                            So Glad We Came Back!

                            • Guest Jon-n-Soky (Arlington, TN)
                            • Date of stay 08/18/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/28/12
                            After a 4 year absence from staying at 'Wind Song By the Sea'...our just recent return visit emphasized how much we've truly missed it! Everything was as we remembered it plus some! The king bed in the Master was a most comfortable delight! The fenced yard was ideal to let our "kids" Desi & Lucy...the (Westies) enjoy playing all day! Even the rainy all day on Sunday was enjoyable, sitting and relaxing on the large front porch! The fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary accoutrements made for easy cooking and dining all week! The pool of course is a BIG plus! Our stay was literally a "home" away from "home" only with the most beautiful white sand beach just a block away! Come enjoy! Terri...you're a 'sweetheart'! Thanks for everything!!!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thanks Soky and Jon, for your loyalty and kind words! Windsong awaits your return again soon; she always enjoys your presence!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Our first trip to Destin in years

                            Our first trip to Destin in years

                            • Guest lynn (st. louis)
                            • Date of stay 07/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/30/12
                            Easy access to beach and shops. Wonderful that our dogs could share in the vacation! We all enjoyed our stay.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, tourists without a car, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great location

                            Great location

                            • Guest D. Patty W.
                            • Date of stay 05/19/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/16/12
                            The owner, Terry was very nice to work with. The house is in a great location. It was easy to get everywhere you would want to go in destin (beach, shopping restaurants, etc.). The house is clean and has everything you would need for a nice vacation in Destin. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the evenings. The pool was nice and we enjoyed coffee in the morning on the backyard deck. We would recommend this vacation home.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                          • Perfect Family Memories!

                            Perfect Family Memories!

                            • Guest Sugar (Beaumont, TX)
                            • Date of stay 06/02/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/11/12
                            My family and I just got back to Texas after staying 7-wonderful days at Windsong-Destin! The kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool (so did I-not having to give them baths everyday). Just a note: the parking can only accomodate 2 average cars, no more. We had a Tahoe, GMC Terrain, and a GMC 4-door pickup that barely fit...after tucking the Terrain in the far corner for the week. Other than that, I'd gladly rent again and again!!!!!!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Thanks Michelle, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves and I hope to have you again soon! Sorry about the tight squeeze on the driveway; it will accommodate 3 cars but you do have to park on the far right side to fit them in. I do appreciate your thoughtfulness in not parking on the grass and saving my sprinkler heads :o). Take care, and thanks again for the nice rating!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Spring Break with 5 grandkids

                            Spring Break with 5 grandkids

                            • Guest G-MA Jan (Marion, Indiana)
                            • Date of stay 03/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/01/12
                            Windsong By The Sea was a very nice home to stay in. It was clean, nicely furnished and homey. The walk to the beach was short and pleasant. We like having our own place and being away from the higher traffic area. My 9 and 6 year old granddaughters spent a lot of time in the pool. It is small, but it was fairly warm and they enjoyed it. Our stay was very enjoyable, and Terri was very accomodating. We hope to stay there again sometime. We also liked the Crystal Beach area. Beautiful, family beach.

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring Break 2014
                          Mar 22 - Apr 25, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,750
                          Late Spring 2014
                          Apr 26 - May 23, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,600
                          Summer 2014
                          May 24 - Aug 9, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,450
                          Late Summer 2014
                          Aug 10 - Sep 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,650
                          Fall 2014
                          Sep 6 - Oct 25, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $195
                          $1,300
                          Winter 2014/2015
                          Oct 26 - Mar 7, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $160
                          $1,000 $1,850
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Pet Fee $125 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          Rental Rates for cottage/beach home in Florida Panhandle, Destin

                          Add 11% Florida State Taxes to rates. Saturday to Saturday, with approved exceptions.$125 Pet Fee--non-refundable, 1st pet; 2nd pet is $75. I Pay Housekeeping before and after your stay!

                          Nightly (4 day min.) may be available with additional cleaning fee of $100.

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: Hi, I'm Terri Julian. I first purchased Windsong in 2005 with dreams of owning my own little piece of paradise in Destin, FL. I lived in my dream home for three wonderful years before moving back to my home town of Little Rock, AR. I couldn't bear the thought of selling the home, and since it is only 2 blocks from the beach, I installed a pool on my lot, and I began renting Windsong By The Sea out on a short-term basis back in 2004. I travel to back to Destin on a 4 or 5 times a year, and the minute I walk through the front door my heart stirs with nostalgia and affection. I love this home, and I continue to pour sweat and love into it in hopes that it just as charming to you as it is to me.

                          Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach:
                          Unbeknownst to me when I purchased this home, which only had one other owner previously, the location of Windsong is ideal. It is strategically located within a 2 block radius of so many wonderful amenities, including of course, the beautiful beach and a dedicated Crystal Beach beach access, to the Destin Commons Open Air Mall with its famous 49-head 'pop-up' fountain and outdoor playground, to over 30 restaurants, and a Publix GROCERY store!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Windsong By The Sea offers a wonderful front porch experience, as you relax and watch the world go by. Interesting people from states near and far, as well as from other countries(!), stroll by on the sidewalks of the seaside neighborhood of Crystal Beach. Many have their canine companions out with them so all can stretch their legs in the gulf breeze. It is such a magical place and you just want time to stand still! Windsong also offers a private pool and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access.


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                          Photos

                          • Another view of the private pool.

                            Another view of the private pool.

                          • New Living Room Furniture

                            New Living Room Furniture

                          • Master Bedroom King sized bed and fresh coat of paint

                            Master Bedroom King sized bed and fresh coat of paint

                          • A view of the east side of the yard.

                            A view of the east side of the yard.

                          • Two blocks from Windsong beaches and dune walkover

                            Two blocks from Windsong beaches and dune walkover

                          • Aerial view of Destin and the emerald colored sea!

                            Aerial view of Destin and the emerald colored sea!

                          • Need I say more?

                            Need I say more?

                          • Private, 10' by 20' Kidney-Shaped Pool

                            Private, 10' by 20' Kidney-Shaped Pool

                          • Entrance to Living, Dining, and Kitchen areas

                            Entrance to Living, Dining, and Kitchen areas

                          • Master Bedroom furniture.

                            Master Bedroom furniture.

                          • A view of the east part of the fenced yard.

                            A view of the east part of the fenced yard.

                          • Another beautiful sunrise in Destin

                            Another beautiful sunrise in Destin

                          • Photo that landed the cover of the Destin phone book.  Beautiful!

                            Photo that landed the cover of the Destin phone book. Beautiful!

                          • Destin's beaches voted best for 12 years by Southern Living Magazine.

                            Destin's beaches voted best for 12 years by Southern Living Magazine.

                          • Windsong by the Sea in Crystal Beach, Destin, FL

                            Windsong by the Sea in Crystal Beach, Destin, FL

                          $160 - $350 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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