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3000 sf 5BR Stingray Shack☀OPEN Aug 19 to 23! 15%OFF in Sept!☀ PRIVPool-Walk2Bch

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,955 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 5, Bathrooms 4.5, Sleeps 17

Top Reasons to Book this Lovely home:

1. Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below

2. Your own PRIVATE pool in the fenced backyard!

3. 300 yards to Barracuda St Beach access!

4. Almost 3000 s.f. plus In-Law Suite to sleeps 17!

5. Less than 1 mile from Destin Commons - in the Heart of Destin!

6. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service

*This property is Not available to adults under age 25. No Exceptions.*

This spacious home offers almost 3,000 Square feet of living space, perfect for entertaining! With a short walking distance to the beach this home offers both accessibility and comfort. With 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths this home can comfortably fit up to 17 guests! Stingray Shack features a full large open kitchen and dining room, fireplace, large laundry room, flat screen television, in law apartment, a new PRIVATE pool, and a built-in fire pit perfect for those summer nights! Only a 3-minute walk to the beach by going L on Stingray, L on Scenic Hwy 98 and down a block to the Barracuda St Beach Access. It's within a mile of everything you'll need to make your tropical vacation perfect.

Fun Pass; Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy ONE free admission each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling, Dolphin Cruise & Baytowne available Mar-Oct. Golf is available from November through February on nearby courses.

The Bed Setup:

1st Floor

Master Suite w/ King bed and Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 4) with private bathroom

2nd floor

Queen suite (sleeps 2) with private bathroom

Guest bedroom 1 w/ Queen Bed (sleeps 2)

Guest Room 2 w/ 2 Queen beds (sleeps 4)

Both Rooms share a Full Bathroom

In Law Apartment:

Queen bed and twin bunk beds with a trundle (sleeps 5), full bathroom

Area Attractions:

Stingray Shack is just a few minutes drive from all that Destin has to offer, including go-kart rentals, dolphin cruises, charter fishing, parasailing, Big Kahuna's Water Park, The Track Family Fun Center, and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall.

Crystal Beach is a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Convenient to restaurants such as the award-winning 790 Inn on the Gulf, or Sarah K's Gourmet, get your fro-yo on at U-Twirl Frozen Yogurt or learn how to ride the waves at All-A Board Surf School.

Several outstanding restaurants are close by, including one of the most highly regarded in Destin, 'The 790 Cafe' located at The Inn at Crystal Beach and 'Beachwalk Cafe', rated one of Destin's best by Florida Trend Magazine.

Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest! Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About RealJoy Reservations

Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!

Why RealJoy Reservations chose Crystal Beach

The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!

What makes this house unique

Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team’s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2955 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Queen Suite - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Floor
    Guest Room 2 - 2 queen , Second Floor
    In-Law Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Main Floor/ Twin bunk bed and trundle
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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3000 sf 5BR Stingray Shack☀OPEN Aug 19 to 23! 15%OFF in Sept!☀ PRIVPool-Walk2Bch
average rating of 3.8 based on 15 reviews

Jul 14 to 21. Very spacious, few issues

  • 4 of 5

The house was very spacious and it accommodated our family very comfortably. The house a short walk to the beach. The fridge took a while to start cooling so do not buy groceries upon arrival. Your food may go bad. During the summer adjust the ac thermostat as soon as you arrive. The deck has rotted wood so the nail heads tend to be a hazard. Be careful when exiting the pool the wood is very slippery. There are lots of switches throughout the house labels would be nice. We never could figure out how to turn on the outside lights around the pool. During our stay the dryer died. Hopefully it has been replaced. Realjoy did the best that they could to accommodate us for the minor inconveniences.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yvonne, thank you for your feedback on your stay at this spacious home. We’re pleased to hear you found the home spacious and enjoyed the short walk to the beach. After checking into the details of your stay in general, we apologize, we can do better. We did some checking and found a technician came out and set the nails and screws back into the deck during your stay. Since your stay a new dryer cord and dryer has been installed for future guests. Thank you again for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy!
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Destin July 4th week

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and the access to the beach was easy to get too. The house had an issue with bugs outside and inside especially the upstairs bathroom and bedroom had to call maintenance to spray still seen some after they sprayed. The recliner in the living area was broken, the toaster button in the kitchen was broken hard to push down, there were 3 bedrooms that the TV's did not work could not select the input so guests staying in those rooms had no TV. We were there the week of July 4th planned cook out for and the grill would not work properly 2 of the burners completed stopped the grill needs to be replaced and a previous guest had damaged the siding by the grill I called and reported that to Perry at RealJoy as soon as we seen this and had this happen with the grill. The house was nice just needed some repairs but location and beach access was really nice and it did accommodate us for the week

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrea, we're pleased that you enjoyed the house & felt the beach access was easy. After checking into the details of your stay in general, we apologize, we can do better & are sad that you had this experience. Regarding your issues, we sprayed for bugs as best we could while your party was in town. The recliner actually just has a broken handle & functions normally otherwise but we've made recommendations that the owner replace it. The toaster and grill have been replaced-we're happy you got some use out of the grill during your stay. We corrected the issues with the tvs in the bedrooms just after your stay, one was missing a cable cord & the other was missing a mini box. We are having an inspector assess the siding, thank you so much for letting us know about that! We are glad that you were happy in general and thank you so much for your feedback. We hope that you stay with us again.
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An amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Our large family had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous house. Nice clean home with lots of room. Grandkids loved having the private pool in backyard. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra, thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely home. We’re happy to hear you found the home spacious and clean and that you enjoyed the private pool. We value your referrals and hope you will come back to visit! Thank you again for your feedback and thank you for booking with Real Joy!
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Beautiful Home and Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This was an exciting stay for my family. The location to the beach and center of town was great as well. The home was very clean and efficient, as there were no complaints from any of the adults in our group. We had a total of 11 adults and the home was plenty big. Only downside was the arcade game in the garage did not work, that would have been an added bonus. Overall I would highly recommend and stay here again myself.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rod, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay at this spacious home. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed the location of this home and found it clean and efficient. We hope you enjoyed the private pool also. We value your referrals and hope you will come back to see us! Thanks again for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy!
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Tifton Georgia

Large house in walking distance of beach

  • 4 of 5

Overall, nice house and I'd stay there again. Beautiful and very spacious house for a large family. Large spacious closets (master has huge walk in closet and gorgeous bathroom). Love that the master bath door leads directly to pool. Great for bathroom breaks from pool for children. Also I love the suite above garage. It's like a 2nd master suite area. House was at one time an extremely nice house. Beautiful floors, extremely spacious, overall nicer than most beach rental homes, but it is need of some upkeep. Gas grill needs replacing-it hardly works at all(piece of junk basically). Steps going into house are breaking off at edge and are dangerous for elderly and need replacing. Back door facing leading into garage is rotten. Video game in garage does not work. Foosball table leg is unsteady and no ball is provided for playing. Small ping pong table, but no paddles or balls provided. Kitchen table and some kitchen chairs need to be made more sturdy (are wobbly). Kitchen has nice plates, cereal bowls, cups and silverware, but lacks in area of measuring cups, measuring spoons, mixing bowls, containers for left over foods, and grilling utensils. Pool is much smaller than what it appears in picture, but it is nice with deepest part being 5 feet which is great for small children. Beach access is only one block away, but actual available beach area is very limited in space. Only a very small area is designated for public beach use. Signs are on both sides of public beach area telling you those areas of the beach are only for condo guests. You hardly have room for large family beach tents. All of family (4 small children, 2 sets of parents, grandparents, and great grandparents went - total of 12). House was perfect for us. All families had their own bedroom and bath. Almost all bedrooms had their own balcony. Strong sturdy house. Tropical storm came through during our stay, and you could hardly tell the wind force inside. Nice patio table and furniture. Overall, very nice house. I would love to see owners do some upkeep to bring this house back up to its nicer than average capabilities. With a little upkeep, this house would definitely be the nicest beach home we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely home. We’re happy to hear this home was perfect for your family and found it spacious and beautiful. We have forwarded your comments to our Operations Dept & Property management team to assess and make recommendations to the owner. Thank you again for your feedback and thank you for booking with Real Joy!
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Vicksburg, Ms

The property was ok.

  • 3 of 5

The property was ok . I think some upgrades should take place. Also things in the house are a little outdated. Other than that it was wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alisha. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this spacious home. We hope you enjoyed the private pool and easy beach access. We will pass along your recommendations to our property management team to assess. Thank you again for your feedback and thank you for choosing Real Joy!
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Nearest Airport
4.6 Miles
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
Surf Hut
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Beach Chair Rentals
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Crab Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Varies
  • US Dollars
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning.
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • 30% down at time of booking, non-refundable.
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%.

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