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☀️Book Aug 11-18 for $2,000 +fees☀️ 7 nights of SUGAR SAND beaches🏖 of Destin

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths, everything is brand new, straight shot to the pool.

Once Upon a Tide is the NEWEST home in one of Destin's premier vacation gated communities, Villages of Crystal Beach! Everything in the house from furnishings, linens, appliances, etc is brand new. It features 4 bedrooms (including two master suites, one on each floor, a nautical themed kids' double bunk room, a queen room) 3.5 baths, 2 living areas each with sleeper sofas, full kitchen, laundry area, 6 flat screen TV's, etc., all within 2.5 blocks from the beach. There is a free community trolley during peak season to pick you up at your doorstep and shuttle you and your family to the white sand beaches of the Gulf. Villages of Crystal Beach also boasts one of the nicest and largest community pools in Destin. Complete with a shore line entrance for little ones. Our location is centrally located, right off Emerald Coast parkway, with all of Destin's many attractions nearby, including Destin Commons; which has around 75 shops, restaurants, etc and within walking distance.

Community Features:

* Gated Community

* Walking distance to beach

* Seasonal trolley to beach

* One of the nicest community pools in Destin

* Sand volleyball court

* Grilling area and lounge area

* Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, groceries, etc.


*Living room with large flat screen TV and queen sleeper sofa

* Master suite with king bed and private bath

* Fully stocked kitchen

* Dining room with total seating for 14 (8 at dining room, 6 bar stools)

*Master bath

* Half bath


* Master suite with king bed and private bath

* Princess suite with queen bed

* Double bunk room with 2 full beds and 2 twins

* Full bathroom with double vanities

* Living area with flat screen TV

* Washer and Dryer

* Large balcony

Before purchasing this home we had been regular guests to the Destin area for many years. This home is set up with everything that we always wanted when we were guests. Our home is equipped to accommodate (multi) families for a great vacation. Unfortunately, we are not set up to accommodate bachelor/bachelorette parties or to anyone under the age of 25. It would be our privilege to share our vacation home with you and hope you and your family enjoy the best vacation ever!

More Details

Chad Weaver
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Once upon a Tide it was very spacious and we had everything we needed at the condo.

We had a wonderful time at Once Upon a Tide it was very spacious and we had everything we needed at the condo.

We just used our vehicle or walked to the beach wasn't far!!

We enjoyed our stay!!
Jun 2017
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , On main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor hall bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Second floor master
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor master with bathroom. There is a walk in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor master w/ bathroom. Also has a walk in shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Double Bunk bedroom on second floor
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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☀️Book Aug 11-18 for $2,000 +fees☀️ 7 nights of SUGAR SAND beaches🏖 of Destin
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect about our stay. The owner was easy to work with, responsive, and very personable. The home was exactly as described. Location relative to the beach is good; it is an easy walk with sidewalks and a safe crosswalk to the beach. Location relative to attractions, shopping, and restaurants is excellent. Having our own, dedicated parking right in front of the house was very nice! We also appreciated having beach chairs and other beach toys available for our use. We liked that it was a gated community, which made it feel safer than a typical home. And, while we stayed during the peak season, the neighborhood was never noisy, and the pool was never crowded. We would definitely recommend this rental and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean home with plenty of room for 10.

  • 5 of 5

This home was very clean and well maintained. The pool is 1 street over and not a bad walk at all. The walk to the beach was a couple of blocks and not bad but the trolley to the beach made a day at the beach much easier. This home is well worth the price especially for the size. We had 10 people, the home could have slept 12 very comfortably. The kitchen is gorgeous and spacious. The home owners are wonderful to work with. If you get the opportunity to stay in this home I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We always stay in this neighborhood when vacationing in Destin. This was our first time in this house, and it was a comfortable stay. Home is clean and in great condition. A/C worked great! My only caution for future guests is if you plan on cooking for large groups or large meals you may want to bring a few of your own large pots. There are only 3 pots in the home and they were all fairly small. The home itself and the neighborhood/location are great! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your response. We are glad you had a great vacation. Thank you also for your input about the pots. We will be addressing it soon and adding some larger pots.
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Perfect size, great location!

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 of us staying in this house and we had plenty of room! Loved the kitchen layout and size of main floor. Bedrooms were perfect sizes and the kids love the bunk beds. Location to the pool is great, only a block away if that. Would definitely recommend to anyone! The only thing that I would recommend to the owners is to supply beach towels. One less thing to bring.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The layout worked well for our family. The cousins enjoyed sharing the bunk room, and each family had their own bathroom. The common area worked well for all 12 of us to cook, eat, and play games. We thought the pool would be heated but at least we could use the hot tub. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and being close to the stores. The owners responded quickly to any questions we had. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our Fall break vacation. The owners were responsive to emails and booking was smooth and easy. We loved the open floor plan downstairs, and the master bedroom on the main level. Access to the beach was nice (2 blocks), and kids enjoyed the neighborhood pool. This home far exceeded our expectations, and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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