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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
7
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

Destination Paradise. THERE IS NO BETTER RENTAL LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS. There are 8 bedrooms (SLEEPS 20) - OVER 60 FAVORABLE REVIEWS, directly across the street from the beach with spectacular UNOBSTRUCTED GULF AND LAKE VIEWS. You will enjoy one of the largest pool/deck in Destin, a HUGE 37' x 16' private pool/spa on the lake with over 1,200 ft. of sundeck, located directly on a spring fed lake, gated community, over 4,000 square feet home with 1,000 feet of balconies/porches on a 0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park. You are directly across and steps away from the sugar white sands and emerald waters of Destin’s finest beaches (and the Crab Trap restaurant).

The house contains 3 king beds (two masters with jetted tubs and private balconies), 4 queen beds, 1 bunk bed set, two twins (twin with trundle), and queen size sofa sleeper.

Entirely renovated in July 2008 - all new travertine flooring, furniture, mattresses and bedding, appliances (2 each of dishwashers, washer/dryers, refrigerators, and ovens), wet bar with ice maker, granite counter tops, cabinets, lighting fixtures, paint, plumbing fixtures and tubs/showers. Two 50-55' HDTVs in the two large family rooms. A wet bar with ice maker and refrigerator to blend your drinks for happy hour, all while you savor your spectacular gulf view!

There are two of everything at this home to make your stay more enjoyable and less stressful - two over sized front loading washer/dryer sets, two dishwashers, two masters (each with jetted tub and private balcony), double oven, two 50-55' HDTVs in the two large family rooms. LOTS of parking (8 or more cars) on the 0.5 acre lot located adjacent to a green space/park with gazebo.

'Destination Paradise”, is located in the prestigious Destiny neighborhood that offers a large community pool, tennis court, and basketball. The neighborhood is gated, offering additional privacy and security for you and your family. This home is located across from the Crab Trap restaurant.

*8 bedrooms (two masters)

*Sleeps 20

*UNOBSTRUCTED and breathtaking gulf view

*Huge private pool/sun deck on the lake with several palm trees

*Directly across the street from the beach and Crab Trap restaurant

*Located directly on a spring fed lake

*0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park with gazebo

*Tons of parking - can accomodate 8 or more cars

*All flat screen TVs

NEW FOR 2016 - New paint, custom dining room table/chairs, gray-wash cypress ceiling added to the 2nd floor, all new 2nd floor family room furniture, and wainscoting added to the dining room and stairwell.

See the link provided to our personal website, which includes additional information including virtual tours and additional photos.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Nick & Tina Athens
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Nick & Tina Athens

We totally renovated, furnished, and operate this home. We are hands on owners. We keep our homes updated and are very attentive to detail, including a high cleanliness standard. Take a look at our guest comments - we take care of our guests!

Nick & Tina Athens purchased this house in 2008

Why Nick & Tina Athens chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

This is one of the most unique settings. Very few places in the world can you be on a spring fed lake while also on a saltwater body of water. This home offers great views of both. This lot is the largest of any rental home in Destin and is also next to a large green space.

What makes this house unique

Largest pool and lot size of any known rental home in Destin!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa
average rating of 4.9733334 based on 75 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
5

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons to rent this home and only one not to and that reason is if the calendar is booked. I am a very picky renter and reviewed hundreds of homes before choosing this one. One never knows what they are going to get when renting, but this is the real deal. Every single word of the description is accurate. The property is extremely clean and the owner rocks. Nick was great to work with and the housekeeper, Nora was an added bonus. The personal involvement by the owner is added value to this rental. The home is spacious (we had 17 guests-11 adults; 6 children); the furnishings are beyond what is needed; I would rent this house even if I didn't need this much space. The pool area is fabulous and the lake views are as breath taking as the ocean views. The actual views are far better than the pictures demonstrate. Simply magnificent.The landscaping is beautiful and well manicured. The double washers/dryers and double dishwashers and double kitchen supplies (dishes, cookware, utensils, etc.) exceeded the need. The owners have done a wonderful job ensuring the home is furnished for large groups. This is rare in larger homes. The pool area was a fan favorite, moreso than the beach; the men were certain they were in heaven with the two 50" TV's. The smaller children loved the windows under the larger window panels around the house. They were entertained on the one rainy day, and declined to use the door to the deck-they thought the windows were little doors for them (have to rent the property to know what I mean). The location was perfect; close to everything one could possible want or need. Finally, thank you Nick for your personal involvement and to your wife for her vision of the furnishings. You demonstrated the difference between an involved owner and an absentee owner. I'll be back whether I need the 8 bedrooms or not.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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elida, oh
5

Simply THE BEST

  • 5 of 5

Top notch in every respect. This home is beautiful, CLEAN and spacious with great amenities. The pool and patio area were perfect for kids as well as adults. Yet, location may be the best feature of all. Nick is trustworthy and easy to work with.

No need to compare other rental homes. This one is simply the best.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home. The finishes are top notch and the beach is right across the street. Pool area is fantastic. Nick was great to work with. In short, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this house and I hope we visit it every year. From the moment you get there you realize the owners have thought of just about everything. The upgrades of the living room ceiling and the kitchen cabinets just added that extra something to this years trip. The dining room table is wonderful, and allowed all 14 of us a lot more room than the old table. The pool is perfect in size for the house and the location is second to none. It is directly across the street from the beach and provides nice views of the ocean from several of the upstars rooms. I would not hesitate to rent this place again and i hope your family doesnt miss the opportunity to stay in this house. Zolton the house manager and Nick the owner are easy to get ahold of and go out of there way to make your trip a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Top quality home for large groups

  • 5 of 5

This home was immaculately maintained, and is very well suited to large families. The finishes are excellent, the pool and house are very clean and well maintained. Two sets of washer / dryers were a big plus. Very easy and short walk to the beach, and plenty of parking and privacy (no immediate neighbors border this property). Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A group of 16 adults celebrating my husband's 50th Birthday, we had one of the best vacations ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Nick and Tina for the use of your amazing and very well thought out home. The location is AMAZING and the amenities were Fantastic. As a large group of adults, the double ovens, washer/dryers and refrigerators were perfect! The home is beautiful and so nicely decorated. The view of the lake was awesome and the convenience to the beach couldn't have been better. And the large pool was so nice, we spent so much time floating around and relaxing. It was by far one of the best vacations we have had... the home was perfect, the weather was awesome, the beach beautiful. We will be back for sure!!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 
 
March 4-11
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$900
$4,000
 
 
March 11-18
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
March 18-25
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
March 25-April 1
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,700
 
 
April 1-8
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
April 8-29
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
April 29 - May 13
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
May 13-20
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
May 20-27
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
May 27-June 10
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 
 
June 10 - July 1
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,500
 
 
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,995
 
 
Summer (excl. July 4th week)
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,500
 
 
July 29-Aug 5
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
August 5-12
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Aug 12-Labor Day week
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Departure cleaning fee $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500.00 damage/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack n' play is available, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
COMPLETELY RENOVATED in July 2008: all new travertine flooring inside and out, granite tops, cabinets, furniture, paint, private pool, pool deck, lighting and plumbing fixtures, mattresses and bedding! Two washer/dryer sets, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, double oven. Wet bar with icemaker, frig and two blenders!

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