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'the Great Escape'...Private Pool...Beach Cottage...Steps to Beach!

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Last updated: 11/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Crystal Beach house description

Our charming Destin Florida Vacation Home is a three-bedroom cottage located in Destin's Crystal Beach community. Conveniently located just one and one-half blocks from the pristine Emerald Coast beach. It is an easy walk and there are no busy streets to cross. With 20-foot high vaulted ceilings and a retractable wall of glass overlooking our private pool, our home allows the outside to become part of your everyday living environment. Every room contains a ceiling fan and a 6-foot privacy fence surrounds the pool. Children and large families are welcome, but you may just want this Destin cottage all to yourself. Named “The Great Escape”, you will find this vacation home to be a wonderful retreat for families and/or couples. The contemporary decor and open floor plan allow you to relax in the comfort of our vacation home. The location is convenient to Destin Commons, the Fort Walton Airport, Big Kahuna Water Theme Park, and various other local Destin attractions. This absolutely perfect vacation home comes with a King bed in the master, a queen size bed in the second bedroom and 2 sets of twin bunk beds in the third bedroom, which is perfectly suited for children! You also have a comfy queen sleeper sofa in the living room, should you need it. You will find the kitchen to have everything you need with all the comforts of home. The floor plan is open and airy, with a spacious feeling. Don’t forget about your private pool and patio area complete with gas grill and patio table and chairs. It's a wonderful escape from the beach. But, the Destin Florida beaches are the BEST!!! Your wonderful Destin Florida vacation can start with a day with shopping or golf, hit the beach or sit by the pool, you can complete your day with a fabulous meal. Whether you are in the mood to dress up and go out, or grill out by the pool, it is your choice. Our home is centrally located to a wide-range of activities for all ages. We are confident you will enjoy your 'Great Escape' Destin vacation as much as we do!


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be minimum of 25 years old to rent....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Second Master: 1 queen

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          • Bunk Room: 4 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

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          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeper sofa in living room....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Double vanity...moreless

          • Second Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

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          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

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          Other Amenities

              • TV's in every room; all amenities from home including blender, iron and hair dryer!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Beautiful wood dining table and chairs....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Private Pool
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 32 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Rates
              Oct 6 - Feb 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $175
              $1,050 $1,600
              Spring Rates
              Mar 1 - May 22, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275
              $1,800
              Peak Summer Rates
              May 23 - Aug 14, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,450
              Late Summer/Early Fall
              Aug 17 - Sep 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275
              $1,800
              Fall Rates
              Sep 8 - Oct 5
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,400
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $250
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $100
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              The cleaning fee is included in weekly rentals. We only rent Sat-Sat during the peak summer months.

              For nightly rentals the cleaning fee is $125.

              Pet fee is $100 per pet per week.

              The pool can be heated, upon request, for $100 per week.


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              Last updated: 11/06/2014
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              Location

              17 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola, Panama City
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Camille's
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Various
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 98
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Camille's
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Crystal Beach

              Car: Recommended

              Our home is conveniently located in the popular community of Crystal Beach. It is centrally located 4 miles east of Destin Harbour, and just south of Destin Commons.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: Welcome to The Great Escape! This is our home away from home. We built this house in 1999 when we were living in Boston, MA and needed a place to 'escape' to. We found Destin. Most of our family and friends had not heard of Destin and thought we crazy to be building a vacation home so far away. They also thought it would be impossible to rent and manage from so far away. Well, 11 successful years later we're still at it and loving it. We get down to Destin a few times every year; although it is never enough and the visits are too short! Destin is like an addiction! We just want to go back for more. And, the more we talk to people, we learn we're not the only ones who feel this way. People have been going to Destin year after year - for 15-20 years or more! We love Destin, the people, the incredible beaches and the wonderful memories we build with each trip. We've had over 100 families stay at the Great Escape and many return each year. As a mother of 8 year old twins and a four year old, our lives are extremely busy and I look forward to our weekly vacation each year. We strive to make The Great Escape a wonderful, relaxing experience for all of our guests and are sure you will enjoy it, and Destin, as much as we do. We look forward to having you visit!

              Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach:
              The Great Escape is a retreat from your everyday life. It is equipped with everything you need - you just have to show up and relax! We are within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and of course the beach! The private back yard allows you to entertain friends or enjoy the peace. You choose! Coffee in your jammies by your own private pool or cocktails at night - the choice is yours!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our home is just that - a home. We have decorated as a home and it comes equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your vacation. We provide all linens, inlcuding beach towels! We also have pool toys and beach toys for you to use. If you're traveling with small kids, leave the pack 'n play and booster seat at home - we've got both at our place for you to use!


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Your own private pool!

                Your own private pool!

              • Gertie, the Flamingo

                Gertie, the Flamingo

              • Master Bathroom with double vanity and dual shower heads

                Master Bathroom with double vanity and dual shower heads

              • Bunk Room!  Two sets of twin bunk beds.

                Bunk Room! Two sets of twin bunk beds.

              • Sandcastles on the beach

                Sandcastles on the beach

              • Large, fenced in back yard with privacy fence!

                Large, fenced in back yard with privacy fence!

              • Our private pool

                Our private pool

              • Front of Home

                Front of Home

              • Dining Room Table

                Dining Room Table

              • Spacious, open kitchen

                Spacious, open kitchen

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Second Master Bedroom

                Second Master Bedroom

              • Beach access at the end of the street

                Beach access at the end of the street

              • Twins playing on the beach

                Twins playing on the beach

              • Poolside patio

                Poolside patio

              • The private pool

                The private pool

              VRBO #5988

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              This listing was first published here in 2000.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              $175 - $350 per night (USD)
              32

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 11/06/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2000
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 12 hours
              • Response rate: 90%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/06/2014
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