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August 5-12 Open! 7 bedrms w/5 King Mstrs, 1/2 Block to Beach + Pool

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Crystal Mansion: Large, 7 Bedroom home, 5 Baths, Sleeps up to 26, close to beach

** Crystal Mansion **

A beautiful luxury home for 5-6 families with children, or up to 18-20 adults max.

Welcome to your favorite beach home in Crystal Beach! This home has just received some big upgrades, including new paint & furniture in the Kitchen/Living/Dining spaces and new beds throughout. Your group will appreciate having 7 BEDROOMS and 5 FULL BATHROOMS. There are now a total of 5 King Masters Bedrooms, and a bedroom with 3 Queen beds and another with 2 sets of full-over-full bunk beds (yes, that's 4 full-size beds). You can see why we have many guests who return to this home every year!

This amazing home has everything you could want and more in a luxury vacation home for a large group – a huge custom kitchen, inviting living, dining and gathering spaces, and an incredible private pool and back yard. There’s a separate 2-story carriage house and spacious outdoor grilling and dining area… all just steps away from the pristine white sand of Crystal Beach.

We keep this home clean and well updated, and pay attention to amenities that you expect, such as high-speed wireless internet, high definition cable TV, big, fluffy bath towels and hair dryers in each bathroom, and more. We also provide items our smaller guests may need like a high chair and pack-n-play.

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MAIN HOUSE, 1st FLOOR

Everyone will feel right at home when you gather in the inviting open spaces on the first floor of this amazing home. You'll love the NEW leather sectional and comfortable chairs so you can sit and watch the flat screen TV above the fireplace. There is a NEW dining table that seats 12, with lots of extra seating at the kitchen bar. The open kitchen is a chef’s dream with cabinets and granite counters galore. This custom space boasts beautiful tile floors, new stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator with 2 ice-makers, a roomy pantry and most everything you’ll need to feed your crowd.

This beautiful space comes equipped with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, serving dishes and utensils. There’s a Keurig K-Cup coffee maker, as well as a regular drip coffee maker. You’ll find a blender, toaster, and even a crock-pot in this well equipped kitchen. For your convenience, we supply many “extras” such as cleaning products, trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sugar, creamer and spices.

For your convenience, there’s a large capacity, front-loading washer and dryer in the main house, and another stackable set in the Carriage House.

BEDROOM #1 – King Master

This large, comfortable master bedroom has an inviting KING BED, night stands and lamps. There’s an extra-large dresser and walk-in closet for storage, as well as an armoire with TV. The high windows allow for both light and privacy and you’ll appreciate the well-appointed attached bathroom.

Bathroom #1

With access from the King Master and the hallway, this beautiful full bathroom includes a large vanity, commode and beautiful tile tub/shower combination. You’ll also find big, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.

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MAIN HOUSE – 2ND FLOOR

BEDROOM #2 – King Master with Ensuite Bathroom

An incredible 4-poster KING BED is the centerpiece of this large master suite. The sleeping area includes nightstands and reading lamps and the seating area has a queen sleeper sofa, a chair with ottoman, and an armoire with a TV. You’ll appreciate the double closets, attached bath, and the private access to the spacious front balcony with comfortable seating and ocean views!

Bathroom #2 – Ensuite to King Master

This beautiful master bathroom features double sinks, an inviting jetted soaker tub, a separate shower, commode and even a separate linen closet.

BEDROOM #3 – King Master

Guests in this lovely bedroom will appreciate the NEW KING BED, nightstand with reading lamp, a TV, and the attached Jack-and-Jill full bathroom.

Bathroom #3

A Jack-and-Jill full bathroom is attached King Master #3 and is also accessible from the hallway, so it’s convenient for guests in the Triple Queen Bedroom as well. It features a large vanity, commode and tile tub/shower combination. There are big, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer here too.

BEDROOM #4 – Triple Queen Bedroom

Children, teens, and adults alike love this great room with 3 QUEEN BEDS. You'll find a TV in here, as well as a nice walk-in closet.

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CARRIAGE HOUSE – 1st FLOOR

BEDROOM #5 – Double Bunk Room

Another favorite space for children is this Carriage House bedroom with 2 full-over-full bunks (yes, that's 4 full-size beds). There’s also a small dresser, TV and a walk-in closet.

BEDROOM #6 – King Master

This lovely bedroom features a comfortable KING BED, a roomy closet and a bedside table with reading lamp. You can relax in here with the HDTV. A stackable washer and dryer are conveniently located in the closet. This bedroom opens to the small fenced backyard – a great space for small children or pets to play.

The adjacent kitchenette has a small refrigerator, sink, microwave, ice-maker and drip coffeemaker.

Bathroom #4 –

This full bathroom is shared by the king master and bunk room. It features a vanity, commode and tub/shower combination. You’ll also find big, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.

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CARRIAGE HOUSE – 2nd FLOOR

This space has a private outdoor entrance near the pool. You enter into a spacious open living area with a queen sleeper sofa, 2 swivel chairs, and a large TV. There’s a high top table and chairs next to the convenient kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, microwave and drip coffeemaker. For the safety of your children, there is also an alarm on the door to the pool.

BEDROOM #7 – King Master

This beachy bedroom features a lovely KING BED with two nightstands and lamps. There’s also a wicker armoire with TV and an extra chair.

Bathroom #5

Here’s another convenient full bathroom for Carriage House guests. It has a vanity with storage, commode and nice tub/shower combination.

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BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE POOL AND DECK AREA

You’ll find the private, professionally maintained swimming pool nestled between the main house and the carriage house. The pool is approx. 12' x 20' and it’s all yours – enjoy it! Pool heat is available for an additional fee. There’s room to enjoy the Destin sunshine on lounge chairs or you can relax on the shaded upper deck near the main house. There’s a large gas grill too, for when you want to cook outside.

PERFECT BEACH LOCATION

The house is less than a block from the Tarpon Street 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

This home can accommodate 5-8 cars (depending on size) in the driveway. (There is no street parking allowed in Destin.)

PET FRIENDLY

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

WEDDINGS and SPECIAL EVENTS

The size and layout of this home are perfect for families gathering for special events like reunions and small wedding receptions. (Maximum occupancy is 26 at any time.) We can even refer you to a local caterer or beach wedding company to help with your event.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE!

We’re local and personally keep this home in top shape. It’s always clean, the linens will always be nice and everything is impeccably maintained. You don’t have to worry about finding a home that’s less than advertised. We’re going to greet you when you check-in and we will be here if you need us during your stay.

We know how difficult it is to find a vacation rental to suit your family’s needs, schedules and budget. We’re happy to assist you with the process of finding and booking the right place to stay for your vacation. We don’t leave you hanging—we actually answer our phone and do our best to get back to all email inquiries within an hour (and if you put your phone number into the inquiry form, we will call you)! We keep our calendars up-to-date and if this property is booked, be sure to check our other properties by pressing the “All My Rental Listings” link above the Photos section of this page.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Marken
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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 these homes and are not managing them for others. These are high-end, very well maintained homes, not just rentals.

We live in Destin and greet all our guests, so we want to be proud of these homes.

Jeff Marken purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeff Marken chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

All of Destin's beaches are just amazing, but the Crystal Beach community is lower-density than other areas in Destin - no high-rise condos. It feels more like a quaint neighborhood with its white picket fences and sidewalks rather than a loud, busy resort area.

What makes this house unique

Two-story carriage house, two master suites, huge kitchen, high level of finish, larger than average private pool for Crystal Beach, almost right on the beach.

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private master bath in master bedroom 2 on 2nd floor
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor semi-private in Master Bedroom 1 on 1st floor
    Shared Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath on 2nd floor of main house
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Semi-private bath on 2nd floor of carriage house
    Shared Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom on 1st floor of carriage house
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master on 1st floor main house semi-private bath
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor of carriage house, its own private suite and bath
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large master suite on 2nd floor of main house; private bath
    King Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed on 2nd floor of main home, shared bath
    King Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bedroom 1st floor of carriage house, shared bath
    Triple Queen Bedroom - 3 queen , 3 Queen Size Beds, 2nd floor main house, shared bath
    Double Bunk Room - 4 double , 2 bunk bed , 2 full-over-full bunks 1st floor carriage house, shared bath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

August 5-12 Open! 7 bedrms w/5 King Mstrs, 1/2 Block to Beach + Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was beautiful! Everything was in great condition and the house was extremely clean. We were impressed with the updated decor and how well stocked the kitchen was also. The pool was maintained very well and someone stopped by to maintain it while we were there so it stayed clean. The house is a short walk to the beach (less than 5 minutes) and is close to shopping, restaurants, etc. I wouldn't recommend parking more than 4 vehicles and cars had to be moved to let people out often.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed Crystal Mansion. All the furnishings in this home have just been updated :-) We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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5

Amazing vacation ! Beautiful spacious home

  • 5 of 5

The house is very big and beautiful very clean and welcoming! The pool is a very big plus! My family loved it defiantly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review of our home. We're happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the home. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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5

Steps to the beach...excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a clean home with donuts (plus for hungry travelers) !! Kitchen was well stocked, and had enough supplies to last almost the whole week (soap, paper towels, tissue). The public access to the beach is right across Scenic Hwy 98, maybe 50 steps from the home. There was plenty of room to accommodate our party of 24 with ease. The kids loved the pool, and the bunk beds. Parking was a little tricky for 4 vehicles, constantly playing car shuffle, as parking on the street is not allowed in Destin. Grocery stores and plenty of activities are within a 5 minute drive from this house.

Overall, a great house, perfect location, and the listing described it perfectly!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you and your family enjoyed everything that our home, Crystal Mansion has to offer. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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5

Beautiful home and awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Four families rented this house for Spring Break 2016. There were 8 adults and 11 kids between the ages of 5-15. There was plenty of room and we all had the best time ever! The home was very clean and well maintained. The carriage house was a big hit with the older kids because they thought of it like their apartment and thought it was cool. The proximity to the beach could not be beat. Only being 3 houses down, we were close enough that we felt safe to let the older kids walk back and forth between the house and the beach. We were so impressed with the beach too! The sand is as white as sugar and the water was crystal clear. We even saw dolphins swimming by almost every day.

The house is so close to shopping and great restaurants! We all loved The Crab Trap which is only a 1/2 mile down the street. They have fresh Grouper and it was delicious! The Crab Trap also has a bar right on the beach so the adults could walk down and get a Bacardi Bucket (which was yummy!). Our favorite ice cream spot was Brusters which was just down the street. We also ordered pizza from the local place (I think it is called Marlins Pizza) and that was a huge hit! Their bbq pizza was our favorite! We all ate at Lulu's one night too. The food was so-so but the atmosphere was super cool.

The area and beaches are very family friendly! There was no feel of "college spring breakers" at all. All of us went parasailing at Just Chute Me - they were awesome!!

I would highly recommend this rental to everyone! Everything was amazing - even right down to the customer service before, during and after our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad you made the most of your vacation. There is so much to do here in Destin, and it sounds like you had fun. It's nice to hear that you were happy with the customer service as well as the activities. We strive to make our guests as happy and comfortable as possible. Let us know when you are ready to come back!
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5

Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for New Years Eve 2015 and this place has all the amenities needed! The cottage house in the back is great for the kids to stay in and get out of the adults hair! The beach is only footsteps away!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you chose to spend your holiday in our home. Thanks for a great review. We hope you keep us in mind when planning your next vacation, whether its another holiday, family reunion or just a quick getaway.
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5

Great week, great house for families

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Jeff and his team for such an easy process and a great house for our week in Destin. We had 7 adults and 7 kids, so quite the houseful. This house is in a perfect location in terms of getting to the beach and to all points. It was great, as some of our younger guests could easily get back to the house for nap time while the parents were able to relax by the pool. We spent each night grilling out for dinner at the house, except for one night when we walked down to the Crap Trap. The bedroom arrangements worked out well; my advice would be to arrange who stays in which room prior to arrival. Be sure to note, the carriage house set up (which was very nice inside) does not have connecting stairs inside from the first floor to the second floor. No big deal for us, but just wanted to point out.

Our home was clean when we arrived, plenty of donuts (awesome!! thanks!), and had plenty of room for us. Agree with some of the other reviews, the kitchen/great room area was fantastic. As for activities, we spent a lot of time at the beach, then the pool, and then on the front porch at night. The neighborhood was quiet, which was great for our kids. The adults all enjoyed themselves in the evenings, but we were all pretty wiped out by the end of each day.

This vacation was to celebrate 4 40th birthdays with families; mission accomplished! Such a great setup for all of us. We all came from different places across the US, we're already talking about our next trip together. Thanks for making it easy!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home and the experience you had in our property. We try very hard and it's most gratifying when our guests notice and appreciate it. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer Special 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$599
From
$799
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,295
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,495
 
 
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,895
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,495
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$749
From
$899
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,995
 
 
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
$399
From
$499
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,695
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$599
$3,495
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$499
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,695
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$599
$3,495
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$499
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,795
$3,895
 
 
Early Spring Special
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$529
From
$649
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,495
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,195
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$499
From
$599
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,295
 
 
Early Summer Special
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,295
 
 
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,495
 
 
July 4th Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,895
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,495
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 18 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$749
From
$899
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,995
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$599
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,995
 
 
Winter 2018
Oct 21 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$499
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,695
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$599
$3,495
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$399
From
$499
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,695
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$599
$3,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$7,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $189 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $495 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booked. Rates quoted on this site are approximations - call or email us for an exact quote, or for any questions at all. We love to speak with our guests!

Cleaning fee and 11% tax applies to all stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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