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

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 80 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.

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.

*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 easily accomodate 8 or more cars

*All flat screen TVs

'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.

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

Owner
Nick & Tina Athens
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

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 lot size of any rental home in Destin!

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake
average rating of 4.9759035 based on 83 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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5

Best house in Destin!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful. A large kitchen and den area that was big enough for our family of 20. The full sized pool was a great addition. Being across the street from the beach made trips to the house for snacks very easy. Upon arrival the home was spotless. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes and cooking items. Having 2 washers and dryers made laundry easy. There was a small ice maker leak the first day but the owner and house manager were quick to have it replaced. Simply a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY
5

NY Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time in this beautiful home! The house had everything needed for a beach vacation. The 18 guests, ranging in ages 6 months to 68 years old had plenty of space! The location was perfect, directly across the beach with an unobstructed view. Morning coffee on the balcony was a personal favorite! Thank you Nick and Tina for a vacation my family will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was amazing! The location was great it literally is right across the street from the beach. The home is extremely spacious and has been taken care of very well. The owner and his workers are extremely friendly and helpful. So like the title says...You won't be disappointed, so book it!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terre Haute, IN
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Pool was great and beach was right across the street. We had a few minor issues when we got there but they were dealt with a timely fashion. We were a group of 12 adults and the house had everything we needed. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, in perfect condition with everything one would need. It was clean and spacious with a beautiful view of the lake, pool and beach. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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
 
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
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
March 3-10
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
$900
$4,000
 
 
March 10-17
Mar 10 2018 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
March 17-24
Mar 17 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
March 24-31
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
March 31 - April 7
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
Summer 2018 (exc. 4th of July)
May 26 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$11,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$11,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

$500.00 damage/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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