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Jul 29th Week OPEN!*Caribe*Walk to the Beach*Pool View*4BR/3BA*Sleeps 12*

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Wow, what a great vacation home in the Destin area! Located in the tranquil, gated neighborhood of Emerald Shores, this three story, four bedroom, three bath home sits in a cul-de-sac at the community pool and only a five minute walk to the beach! There is also a free tram service to the beach during the summer months! Recent updates include a new 51' Plasma TV with some high def channels, DVD players, and a new stainless steel Kitchen with granite counters! New Stainless Steel appliances and new granite counters installed Spring 2012!! New TVs in the bedrooms have been added too!

Sit out on the wrap-around balconies or the first floor covered porch and enjoy the weather and the views of the neighborhood and pool! There is a distant water view from the third floor balcony!

This Caribbean cottage, named 'Caribe,' is decorated with a Caribbean theme and bright colors! It sleeps 12! The first floor has a spacious and open floor plan with tiled floors. The second floor is carpeted in the bedrooms and tiled in the bathrooms and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a bonus room leading to the second floor balcony. The third floor is a loft area with twin beds with access to yet another balcony! High Speed internet access on 1st floor.

Emerald Shores has its own Beach Cabana with restrooms, picnic tables, and lounge chairs. There are also two heated pools, tennis court, shuffle board, and a basket ball court! Conveniently located to the Destin Commons Mall, the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Golf, Restaurants, and more!

The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes Emerald Green waters give true meaning to the word, 'Paradise!' Destin is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports.

Vacationing here is an annual, sometimes two to three times a year event for many families! You should come too! When you come once, you'll want to come again and again! Some people make this area home after just one visit! Come see why!

Managed by Crystal Waters Vacations. We have other properties that may meet your needs. If this home is not exactly what you are looking for, check out our others! Give us a call or send us an email for more information!

More Details

Property Manager
Bill or Terry
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Bill or Terry

From Montgomery, AL but love Destin!

Bill or Terry purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Bill or Terry chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

Emerald Shores is a gated community with 2 pools, a tennis court, basketball goal, and a private beach cabana! No other neighborhood along this stretch of beach has a private beach cabana with restrooms, lounge chairs, and picnic tables! Great location too! Walk to the beach and restaurants along the beach! Close to the Destin Commons Mall and the Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall!

What makes this cottage unique

Big home located right behind the bigger of the 2 pools in Emerald Shores! Nice covered 1st floor porch as well as covered wrap around 2nd and 3rd floor balconies. There is even a glimpse of the Gulf from the 3rd floor balcony!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Caribe*Walk to the Beach*New Kitchen*Nicely updated*Pool View*Big 4BR/3BA

Reviewer location

Robinson, Texas

Date of arrival

July 9, 2014

Review rating

� � � � � 5 out of 5



�Best Vacation ever!!�

We stayed during the summer 2014 and will try to get same house this summer!! There was nothing we didn't like about the house! Very spacious and very clean!! Very short walk to the beach, but they still have a shuttle that will take you back and forth! Nice pool next to the house for the evenings! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We contacted the rental agency one time and quickly they came and assisted us. Thank you for the welcoming stay!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom 2nd floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom in Master
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd Floor. Private bathroom, private access to balcony!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed in guest room 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed in 2nd bedroom 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins in 3rd floor loft room with access to balcony!
    Sleeper Sofas - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 in Living room 1st floor & 1 in Bonus Room 2nd floor
  • King size beds (1) One King Bed in Spacious Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2 Queen Beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twin Beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 sleeper sofas
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very nice 'Florida' cottage style neighborhood! Gated with nice amenities! Awesome location between the Silver Sands Designer Outlet Mall and the Destin Commons Mall very close to the beach!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Jul 29th Week OPEN!*Caribe*Walk to the Beach*Pool View*4BR/3BA*Sleeps 12*
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews
ROSENBERG, TX
5

Great destin trip

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall our vacation was excellent except for the, lock at beach got stuck an the armband thing really doesn't work. We tried to turn in our armbands for our $20 before 4pm like we were told the day before we left, but no one was there. So that kinda stinks. Because we lost our $20 and I think we paid a lot for our home. Those should've been included. My husband thought that was a scam, because you have a code to get into the beach and no one patrols the beach to check we're you are staying. But overall it was great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mobile, AL
5

4-night stay at 21 Diamond Cove

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had 4 couples stay for 4 nights. We enjoyed the property very much - it was a good size, and the location was very good for the price, although it would have been nice to have a beach view. We did not mind the 1/4 mile walk to the beach. The private beach access with bathrooms and showers was great. The staff communicated well via e-mail and we always knew what was expected of us. The only downside was that my husband and I had our own bathroom in the master, but the other 3 couples had to share one bathroom on the second floor, which was a little difficult to coordinate. Overall, we had a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Caribie was a pleasant place to spend our family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Caribe at Emerald Shores was very nice. A few minor things in my opinion but others may not agree. The electrical outlet of master bedroom would not maintain connection for electrical current so could not use hairdryer in the bathroom. Spacious, comfortable and easy walking distance to beach and very close to swimming pool. We were also in walking distance to several restaurants. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Caribe. It is a nice home with upgrades and a great location! Will look at the electrical outlet. If a hair dryer and a curling iron were plugged in at the same time, it could have blown a GFCI switch. Resetting is easy!
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Louisville, KY
5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our stay here was amazing. The house was beautiful and it was in a great neighborhood, also had a short walk to the beach. Enough hang out space for everyone that came. Only problems were that the shower in master bedroom did not work and needs new pots and pans.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Caribe! Not sure what the problem with the shower was. It is working now. The shower diverter is a little different but it does work! Will replace pots and pans immediately. Thank you!
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McDonough, Georgia
3

Johnson/Dix/Dennard Family

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house that we stayed in needs a lot of upgrades. It was not like many of the vacation rentals that we are used to staying in. The mattresses were very hard to sleep on, I felt like I was ran over by a truck the next morning when I work, my back hurt so bad (I slept in the room next to the master bedroom). The pots and pans were very worn and used...needs to be replaced.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Crystal Waters Vacations
Owner's Response: So sorry you didn't like your bed. Will have the owners check it out when they visit next month. Pots and pans are an easy fix and will be replaced. Caribe has lots of nice upgrades including newer furniture, appliances, flat screen TVs, and even granite counters in the kitchen!
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Mascoutah, IL
5

relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

we had problems with the outlets in both bathrooms. You might want to check on those. There was an empty solo cup on the balcony but we just threw it away. Other than that the property was clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Crystal Waters Vacations
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about the bathroom outlets. One of the GFCI switches was tripped. They are working now.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Kenny D's & Pompano Joes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
10 courses in a small area
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Kenny D's, Captain Daves, Pompano Joes, Crabtrap
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Onsite
Nearest Point of Interest
Private Beach Cabana for Emerald Shores!
Car: recommended

Gated Community very close to the beach with a private beach cabana right on the beach! You'll find bathrooms, picnic tables, showers, and a short order cafe/bar right on the beach! No other neighborhood in our area has one!

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • $151-$427/nt - $895-$2840/wk
  • US Dollars
  • ADD $314 Booking Fees PLUS 11.5% Tax
  • 3-1 to 4-12 $2100/wk $343/nt 5nt min ---- 4-13 to 5-17 $1450/wk $237/nt 3nt min
  • 5-18 to 5-24 $2215/wk $362/nt 4nt min ---- 5-25 to 6-7 $2730/wk $446/nt 6nt min
  • 6-8 to 7-26 $2840/wk $464/nt 6nt min ---- 7-27 to 8-14 $2730/wk $446/nt 6nt min
  • 8-15 to 9-1 $1600/wk $262/nt 3nt min ---- 9-2 to 10-31 $1195/wk $196/nt 3 nt min
  • 11-1 to 2-28 $895/wk $147/nt 3nt min*Nov & Dec $2268/mo Jan & Feb $1800/mo + Fees*
  • Rates subject to change until confirmed. 50% due at booking. Balance due 30 days
  • before arrival. Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance offered at 6.5% of total.
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