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VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special
Main Attractions of house: Location, Location...Right across from the beach! Spectacular views of the ocean from the kitchen, living room, and ALL main house bedrooms. This beach getaway compound includes the Main House, PLUS separate apartment (living area, big screen tv, private bedroom and bathroom, dining, kitchenette) that overlooks the private pool. Enjoy all the outdoor living space ~ Gigantic wrap around front porch, pool porch and deck with reclining tanning chairs and outdoor dining. Porches and pool area light up at night, making it idea for evening fun! 2nd and 3rd floor balconies with lots of seating to enjoy sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. Sonos wireless music system throughout the property really adds to your relaxation. Plantation house is located in the beautiful Crystal Shores community of Crystal Beach. White picket fences and immaculate landscaping line each home. One of the most desired neighborhoods because of its walking proximity to restaurants, shopping, and DIRECTLY across from the street from the beach.
Toys included for your use: New bicycles, rolling beach cart, reclining beach chairs. 2 New 8ft beach umbrellas. Pool and beach toys, basketball Hoop, basketballs. Also gigantic driveway big enough for 5 vehicles. NEW!!! Coming Spring 2013!!! Rec room, with pool table, foozball table, and TV - great for teen/kids hangout!
Sleeping: ~Downstairs Master - King ~Upstairs Bedroom - King ~Upstairs Bunkroom - Set of Bunks (4 beds total) ~3rd Floor Huge Suite- King. ~Carriage House-Bedroom=King. Plus Rull sofa bed. **(House comfortably sleeps 8 adults and 5 kids. Or maximum up to 10 adults without any kids)
##### Newly Upgraded!!! ########### All Furniture, All Fixtures, All Lighting, All Appliances ~Free Wi-Fi internet ~AMAZING wireless music system throughout house ~New dishwasher & refrigerator, quiet efficiency ~New Hardwood Floors and stairs ~New 400-thread count designer bedding in every bedroom ~New patio furniture ~Flat screen TVs in all main house bedrooms, also in kitchen. ~X-large private Outdoor Shower
Parking: 5 cars driveway.
The ladies will enjoy the convenience of shopping at the Destin Commons outdoor mall while the guys enjoy Bass Pro Shop. Located only 3 blocks from the house. Publix is a few blocks away and has anything you might want, to stock the pantry. Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse, Chili's, and Marble Slab Creamery are within walking distance.
For a great family experience, there is Big Khauna's Water Park. Close by there are several arcades, Go kart tracks, bumper boats and mini-golf. If you are adventurous, there are also thrill rides. All are within a few minutes drive.
Rent a jet-ski, boat or kayaks for the day from any of the close by marinas.
We enjoy sharing our house with you and hope you create lasting vacation memories. Hope to hear from you soon!!!
**No school Spring Breakers. Must be 25yrs to rent. **No party events, receptions, weddings, etc. will be held at the home.
Main Attractions of house: Location, Location...Spectacular view of the ocean from kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. Also, all the outdoor living space ~ Wrap around front porch, pool deck with reclining tanning chairs. 2nd and 3rd floor balconies/sundecks with lots of seating to enjoy sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. Right across from the beach! Plantation house is located in the beautiful Crystal Shores community of Crystal Beach. White picket fences and immaculate landscaping line each home. One of the most desired neighborhoods because of it's walking proximity to restaurants, shopping, and one block from the beach.
Toys included for your use: New Rolling beach cart, reclining beach chairs. 2 New 8ft beach umbrellas.
Also gigantic driveway accomodates 5 vehicles....moreless
Oversized garage turned amazing game room with Ping Pong table, Foosball table, Flat screen TV with Xbox, mini frig to keep cold drinks. 2 couches and bean bags. The ultimate hangout spot!...moreless
What a perfect beach vacation I had at The Plantation House! This house was ultra luxurious, with beautiful furniture and decor in every room spanning 3 floors, with views of the ocean from 2 balconies! Waking up on the 3rd floor loft style suite was a real highlight, sunlight streaming in from all the windows with the morning ocean in view. It is just across a non-busy street from the ocean, and you can still hear the waves! We drove to many beaches in the area during our week-long stay, but the beach in front of the house was just as gorgeous and lovely. The whitest, sugary sand, and the water was always clear, blue-green and just the right temperature, even at the end of September. Some days the ocean was glassy like a giant pool with many kinds of fish swimming around, and other days there were waves for me to jump in! Flags on the beach let you know how strong the current is that day.
The house had everything we needed all week - beach chairs and umbrellas, multiple coolers to picnic down on the beach, floats, beach towels and even a beach bag and mats to use. When the sun was at its strongest, we would come back to the house, shower off in the outdoor shower, and hang out in the pool. The house has a super-nice sound system that pipes to every floor and to the pool and deck areas. It was all controlled with an iPad mounted in the wall that let you choose where the music played. Very fun! The pool was heated, which made it great at night under the moon. There is even a rolling cooler in the kitchen that we could wheel out to the poolside with our drinks! Most nights, we went to the local fish market and bought freshly caught fish and grilled on the pool patio grill. What a treat! I can't imagine having a better beach vacation, thanks Plantation House!
Summer 2015 May 23 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer Late 2015 Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Early Winter Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015 Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
$3,500 flat fee
Christmas Week 2015 Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015 7 night min stay
$3,500 flat fee
New Year's Week 2015/16 Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016 7 night min stay
$3,500 flat fee
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$350 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Down Payment due at booking: $1000 (nonrefundable).
~2 payment options by VRBO/HomeAway. 1) e-check, preferred method, Free. 2) Credit Card, 2.5% fee deducted from security deposit at end of stay.
1st Pay due 60 days prior to arrival.
2nd Pay due 30 days prior to arrival.
Damage Deposit: $400, fully refundable 72hrs after departure.
Rental age minimum=25yrs.
No School Spring Breakers.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Crystal Shores at Crystal Beach is a pristine neighborhood with a sense of quiet beachside community. You'll see neighbors riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and waving hello from behind their white picket fences. Crystal Beach is one of the most desirable areas due to the close proximity to the beach and activites/shops. Just one block from the beach! Within walking distance there is all the action of shops, gaming, and restaurants. A few blocks from the renowned Henderson Park Inn which sits on a National Preserve, great place for a cocktail or dinner. A huge outdoor mall, the Destin Commons, is just a three block bike ride. Familiar restaurants and big retail stores are within a two block walk. Crystal Beach is one of the Northwest Florida's most sought after vacation communities.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We've both grownup on along the beach. West Coast for me and North East Coast for my husband, but nothing compares to the world famous sugar white sand beaches and emerald waters of Destin. Friends introduced our family to Destin in 2005 and we fell in love, hoping to one day own a beach house that we could share with family, old friends, and new friends. From our family to yours, we sincerely hope you enjoy your stay and make lasting memories to cherish.
Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach: Crystal Shores at Crystal Beach is a pristine neighborhood with a sense of quiet community. You'll see neighbors riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and waving hello from behind their white picket fences. The house is at the front of the neighborhood, directly across from the beach and 2-3 blocks from all the action of shops, gaming, and restaurants.