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August 5-12 Open-Remodeled 5 King Suites+Bunks, 7 baths! Pool, Close to Beach

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Amazing 6 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath Home, Sleeps up to 16-18

**Crystal Mark **

Remodel just completed – BRAND NEW KITCHEN, 2 BRAND NEW KING MASTER SUITES with PRIVATE BATHS (5 KING MASTER SUITES total + bunks) and an expanded pool deck area!

Perfect home for 4-5 families with children. Perfect home for 5-6 couples, each having their very own bathroom. Great home for groups of up to 14 adults max.

This could be your best vacation ever! Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the beach in this beautiful updated home with 6 BEDROOMS, 6½ BATHROOMS, including 5 KING MASTER SUITES (ALL WITH PRIVATE BATHS) and a double Bunk Room with a full-over-full (2 full-size beds) and twin-over-twin bunk.

The thoughtful layout and amenities in this home make it the most comfortable and functional vacation home you are going to find for your family.

In the Main House, you’ll find 3 King Master Suites and the Bunk Room with hallway bath. The Carriage House has 2 King Master Suites.

A private backyard pool is all yours to enjoy with plenty of seating, umbrellas and a natural gas grill - and there’s a separate guest or “Carriage” House that offers extra convenience and privacy with TWO brand new King Master Bedrooms, each with attached private baths. The super fun 3rd Floor Crow’s Nest provides panoramic views of the ocean and Destin’s amazing Crystal Beach neighborhood. And when you’re ready to enjoy the white sand beaches - it’s just a block to the nearest public beach access!

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MAIN HOUSE

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The beautiful screened front porch welcomes you into this exceptional home. Inside, you’ll find a bright and beautiful living area with gleaming tile floors, windows all around and plenty of seating for your entire group. Enjoy your meals together at the large dining table - seats up to 10 - with room for 2 more at the adjacent kitchen bar.

The inviting open spaces continue in the BRAND NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN - it’s a perfect layout for multiple cooks with plenty of space to spread out. You can be one of the first to enjoy the gorgeous 42" cabinets, expansive granite counters and brand new stainless steel appliances. Next to the spacious pantry, you’ll find the new wet bar, which features a convenient sink, an additional under-counter icemaker, and custom wine storage. – perfect for entertaining! You’ll find all the dishes, pans and utensils you may need, a Keurig D-Cup coffee maker, as well as a regular drip coffee maker, a toaster, a blender, and even a few spices, to get you started. We want you to feel at home, and the large, open layout is a perfect gathering spot for your family or friends.

For the convenience of our guests, we have included a high capacity Samsung HE washer and dryer in the laundry area, and you’ll also find an iron, ironing board, broom, and a few cleaning supplies. We keep our home clean and well updated, and pay attention to amenities you expect, such as high-speed internet, nice flat-screen TVs, high-definition cable, hair dryers in each bathroom, and more. We also provide items our smaller guests may need like a high chair and pack-n-play.

KING MASTER SUITE #1 - with Ensuite Bathroom -1st Floor

This beautiful master bedroom on the 1st floor features a KING BED and private access to the front porch. There’s an armoire and closet for convenient storage, as well as a nightstand, lamp, and a flat screen TV. You’ll also appreciate the attached private bathroom.

Bathroom #1 - Ensuite to King Master #1 - 1st Floor

This well-appointed bathroom features a single sink with storage beneath, a commode and a tub/shower combination. You’ll also find big, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.

Bathroom #2 - Half Bath - 1st Floor

Convenient for everyone, this half bath on the 1st floor includes a beautiful pedestal sink and a commode.

KING MASTER SUITE #2 – with Ensuite Bathroom - 2nd Floor

This huge master bedroom features a KING BED, full-size dresser, two nightstands with lamps, and a large closet. It’s been freshly painted and features a beautiful new quilt and décor. This is a welcoming retreat, with private access to the balcony where you can sit and enjoy some quiet time or maybe a game of cards at the table. There’s a flat-screen HDTV so you can watch your choice of programs, and an expansive attached private bathroom.

Bathroom #3 - Ensuite to King Master #2 - 2nd floor

This roomy bathroom features an extra-large vanity with double sinks and drawers, commode, a large soaker tub and separate shower. You’ll appreciate the size and convenience of this bathroom, as well as the big fluffy bath towels and personal hair dryer.

KING MASTER SUITE #3 - with Ensuite Bathroom - 2nd Floor

This inviting king master bedroom features a KING BED with a beautiful cotton quilt and a flat panel TV. From this room, you can step out to the second floor balcony to enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day at the beach. There are two large bedside tables with reading lamps, if you’d like to curl up with a good book. You’ll also appreciate the private ensuite bathroom.

Bathroom #4 - Ensuite to King Master #3 - 2nd Floor

This well-appointed bathroom features a single sink with storage beneath, a commode and a tub/shower combination. You’ll also find big, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.

DOUBLE BUNK ROOM - 2nd Floor

When the children are ready to wind down - they will love being together in this fun room. There is one set of twin bunks and one set of full bunks (2 twins and 2 full beds), a nightstand, closet and a flat panel TV. They even have a dedicated bathroom next door.

Bathroom #5 - 2nd Floor

This full bathroom offers bunk room guests a single sink with storage beneath, a commode and a stand-up shower. There are also big, fluffy bath towels and a hair dryer in this bathroom.

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3RD FLOOR “CROW’S NEST”

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Everyone will want to spend some time in the 3rd Floor Crow’s Nest and on the balconies that surround it! You’ll experience panoramic views of the ocean and the entire Crystal Beach area -- simply beautiful! Relax on the balcony and enjoy sunrise and sunset, or hang out inside where you’ll find a high table and chairs - a great place to play games and enjoy the view. There’s also a futon up here for lounging during the day - or sleeping at night - It’s a popular place, you may have to take turns!

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CARRIAGE HOUSE

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This lovely Carriage House is next to the private pool behind the main house. Inside, you’ll find TWO BRAND NEW KING MASTER SUITES with PRIVATE FULL BATHROOMS. There’s a door in the hallway between the two King Suites.

KING MASTER SUITE #4 – Carriage House

This bright, beautiful bedroom features a comfortable KING BED with custom headboard, new quilt and décor. Two bedside tables with reading lamps make it a comfortable space to relax – there’s also a flat screen TV. With the dresser and closet, you can unpack and make yourself at home. Double doors take you out to the expanded deck and inviting pool area. Relax and enjoy your private space - complete with attached full bathroom.

Bathroom #6 – ensuite for King Master Suite #4

This brand new bathroom includes a commode, sink and brand new shower. New paint, fixtures and décor, a personal hair dryer and big fluffy bath towels complete this fresh new space.

KING MASTER SUITE #5 - Carriage House

This lovely new bedroom features a brand new KING BED with custom headboard, new quilt and décor, as well as 2 bedside tables, reading lamps and flat screen TV. There’s also a dresser and closet, so make yourself at home and unpack your things. When you’re ready to enjoy the expanded deck and beautiful pool, just step through your private double doors.

Bathroom #7 – ensuite for King Master Suite #5

This brand new bathroom includes a commode, sink and beautiful new tile shower. New paint, fixtures and décor, a personal hair dryer and big fluffy bath towels complete this fresh new space.

POOL & OUTDOOR AREA

The 12’ x 24’ private pool is surrounded by beautiful decking and landscaping and offers plenty of space to enjoy the Destin sunshine. You can relax in the lounge chairs or at the two tables with chairs and umbrellas for a little shade. For outdoor cooking, you’ll find a natural gas grill so you’ll be sure not to run out of propane in the middle of grilling your fresh catch. And for your children’s safety, there are alarms on the doors leading to the pool from the main house and the carriage house. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.

PERFECT BEACH LOCATION

Crystal Mark is just a block from the Shirah Street public beach access! We provide a cart with beach chairs and an umbrella, so you can roll your gear to the beach with ease.

This home is in the heart of Crystal Beach, a quiet, walkable neighborhood with white picket fences and easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities in Destin. Destin Commons, a beautiful upscale shopping and entertainment center, is less than a half-mile away. It features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Bass Pro Shop, World of Beer, Panera Bread, Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, AMC Theater with IMAX and much more. Local favorite, Camille’s, is an easy walk around the corner and The Crab Trap is about a mile east. You can bicycle, scooter, Jet ski and go para-sailing all within walking distance. The Silver Sands Outlet mall is not far for those who enjoy “retail therapy”!

OFF-STREET PARKING

There’s a nice driveway in front of the home which accommodates 3-4 vehicles (depending on the size of the cars.) There is no on-street parking allowed in Destin.

PET FRIENDLY

We are pet friendly and welcome your dogs in our home. Pre-approval and a $200 + tax pet fee apply.

WE’RE CRYSTAL BEACH RESIDENTS TOO.

You are renting from local owners who live in Crystal Beach full-time,which ensures you get a better quality home.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Marken
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Jeff Marken

We know 'by owner' vacation rentals better than anyone, having been part of VRBO since its earliest days. We own and manage a number of homes in Crystal Beach. These are high-end, very well maintained luxury homes, not 'just rentals.' We live in Destin and greet all our guests, and strive to be proud of these homes.

Jeff Marken purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeff Marken chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

Crystal Beach is lower density than many of Destin, with no high-rise condos on the beach. Sidewalks on every street with white picket fences, yet just across the street from Destin Commons and all kinds of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

Close to the beach, playgrounds, restaurants, shopping, golf, and lots of other entertainment! Great for multiple or large families with kids. FIVE king master suites! SEVEN bathrooms! One of the most popular floor plans in Crystal beach, private pool, separate carriage house, very close to the beach. This home is undergoing a makeover - all new paint inside and out, new flooring, etc. Book now before we raise our rates!

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bedroom #3 Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    2nd floor hallway - toilet , shower , Adjacent to bunk room
    Bedroom #1 Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    Bedroom #2 Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd Floor
    Carriage House 2 of 2 - toilet , shower , One of two ensuite baths in carriage house
    Carriage House - toilet , shower , One of two ensuite baths in carriage house
    Half Bath - toilet , On ground floor in main house
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom, 2nd Floor - 1 king , Huge full bath, door to deck
    Master Bedroom, 1st Floor - 1 king , with private full bath, door to porch
    Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor - 1 king , full private bath, door to deck
    Bunk Room - 2nd Floor - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , One twin-over-twin and one full-over-full bunk
    Carriage House 1 of 2 - 1 king , 1 of 2 King bedrooms + ensuite bath in carriage house.
    Carriage House 2 of 2 - 1 king , 1 of 2 King bedrooms + ensuite bath in carriage house.
  • King size beds (5), full-over-full bunk (2 full-size beds), twin-over-twin bunk
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Very close to the beach!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

August 5-12 Open-Remodeled 5 King Suites+Bunks, 7 baths! Pool, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

Beautiful Beach Home and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach home and great location! The house was very clean decorated beach adorable! Plenty of space for our large family and friends. A few steps to the gorgeous beach. The location is by tons of restaurants, shopping and fun activities for our family. We have already booked again for next trip!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our home. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon!
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5

what a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and everything about it! Great house, great location! The company/staff was great too!

The only problem that we had was the pool heater was broken and with the week before our stay being cold and rainy the pool was colder than we had hoped. We did not get to swim in it until the very end of our week stay after it had time to warm up with the sun.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dylan, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation despite issues with the pool heater. Sorry about that - we get frustrated too when things like this, which are out of our control, happen. Thanks for being so understanding about it. As you know, we got a new one installed while you were there. There's nothing more enjoyable than reading a great review from guests who had issues with the home. Again, thanks for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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5

Super close to the fantastic Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Crystal Mark! There were 3 different families with a total of 7 kids and everyone had a wonderful time. The location is probably our favorite part. It was a few minute walk to the Beach. The home itself served its purpose and we could have fit another family since the carriage house is very large too! The one thing that I would recommend to anyone looking to book in October or Fall time would be to pay the additional fee to have the pool heated :) Our weather was amazing and ranged from 82-87 degrees all week, no sight of rain, but the pool was cold and that was our fault for not taking advantage of the heated option. The kids still swam daily, but some of the adults could not channel their inner kid and swim too because it was cold. Otherwise, the home provides everything a large group or family could ask for. The top 3rd floor was a wonderful get a way at night time and you could hear the waves in the distance.

It was everyone's first time to Destin, FL and will definitely NOT be our last. Great Fall Break Vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you really enjoyed Crystal Mark. We love this house too but of course, we are a bit biased. We're delighted that you have discovered Destin and we look forward to having you return!
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Tulsa, OK and Houston, TX
4

Christmas at Crystal Mark

  • 4 of 5

This home provided enough space for our VERY LARGE family vacation. We felt that we had enough room for everyone! Kim was a huge help and quick to respond to our every need. Our stay was excellent, the only reason we marked down the review to 4-stars is because of the environment outside of the home. The home across the street was undergoing construction/renovations and the exterior furniture on the porches needed some TLC. Even though it rained most of the week, it was the most RELAXING Christmas we've ever had! There was plenty to do close to the home. When the sun came out, it was perfect. Listening to the ocean on the porch is the best!! Thank you for a great stay! We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Annual Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Crystal Mark was everything we anticipated and more. Our family group consisted of our three married children and 9 grandchildren ranging in age from 4 mos. to 9 years, a nanny and my husband and myself. The house layout was perfect with each couple having their own private bath off their bedroom. The crows nest served as a private bedroom/get away for the nanny. The cabana was perfect for my husband and I to retire early from festivities if we wanted. The pool was a perfect size for the age of children we had. Many hours were spent cooling off in and around it. The house is located so close to the beach that it provided a lot of opportunity for early morning and late evening beach walks. Every possible convenience for shopping or eating is just minutes away so no advance meal planning was necessary. We planned each day as it came. The week we were in Destin the temps were mostly in the 90's and quite humid so the only complaint we would have is that the ac in the house did not keep the house adequately cooled set at the temperatures recommended, but there were fans provided for extra air movement. Every contact we had with Sugar Palm Rentals was professional and they quickly responded to any need we had before and during our stay. We will most definitely stay at this property again if we return to the Destin area. There is much to see and do here so we hope to return sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all of your kind words about our home and our service. We take great pride in providing the best possible experience for all of our guests. Regarding the AC, we had both units replaced brand new just last month, even though they were working (they were getting old though and we stay on top of things). On exceptionally hot days, as we had this summer, you have to leave the blinds closed. Home AC units are typically sized to cool the home about 20 degrees max, else they cool too fast and don't have time to remove the humidity.
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4

The Griffins

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was just as stated. We had 16 people and everyone really had plenty of room. The only problem we had was the beach area was to small and congested. Everyone of the staff was very attentive and took care any problems. We would stay there again. Thank you for our vacation to Destin.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17.7 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Valparaiso, FL
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Shirah Street Beach Access
Car: necessary

Crystal Beach is the best! Sidewalks and white picket fences, lower density than most resorts. Destin Commons is right across the street, plus all kinds of other shopping and entertainment and every kind of restaurant all around.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer Special 2017
May 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$749
From
$899
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,595
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,495
 
 
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,295
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,495
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$599
From
$799
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,995
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$599
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,995
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$489
$2,895
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$489
$2,895
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$439
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
$2,850
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
Late Spring Special 2018
Apr 21 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$599
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,795
 
 
Early Summer Special 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,695
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,495
 
 
July 4th Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,295
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,495
 
 
Late Summer Special
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$599
From
$799
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,295
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$499
From
$549
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,295
 
 
Late Fall 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$499
$2,995
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$299
From
$399
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$499
$2,999
 
 
Winter 2019
Jan 3 2019 - Mar 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,395
$2,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$6,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning fee $450 + Tax
Booking fee $189 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booked. Call or email us if you have any questions at all. We love to speak with our guests!

Cleaning fee and 11% tax applies to all stays.

Call for monthly rates for January/February 2015

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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