House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Pets may be allowed with advanced approvalPets may be allowed with advanced approval
Max guests: 10
David is great! Due to the COVID-19 he kept us updated and always answered every time I called, I called him at least twice a month before our stay to move our dates and he let us change every time, David made everything easy. The house was perfect for or group of 8. The beach was just walking distance and everything in Destin was only 10-15 min away tops. The neighborhood was nice family friendly, Will be back for sure.
Everything we had hoped it to be! Hoping to be back next year (hopefully sooner).
Easy renting the property, finding the property, everything went well. The only thing I don’t like which most houses are like this is early check out time.
Perfect for families
Our family enjoyed this beautifully decorated home. The upstairs rooms are perfect for kids. We were just across the street from the beach access, and we made quick trips back to the house for things we needed. The house is wonderfully equipped with everything you need for a great stay! We put together one of the puzzles on a rainy afternoon! The owner was easy to contact for questions about the tv and cable, and when our schedule changed, he allowed us to add another day for a reasonable charge. He made us feel welcome! Great stay!
Very relaxing, flawless checkin and owner was so accommodating. Definitely will rent again.
Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Miniature Golf, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing.
About David Houtsma
David lives in Cumming, GA with two beautiful daughters. Georgia is definitely home, but we LOVE Florida and the coastal waters of Destin can not be beat! We welcome you and your family to our home and hope it is as much the wonderful getaway for you as it is for us!
David Houtsma purchased this House in 2008
Why David Houtsma chose Crystal Beach
Our beautiful home sits nestled in the quaint Crystal Beach area of Destin, FL. Crystal beach is known for its beautiful water and quaint white picket fenced cottages. Our home leads the Water’s Edge subdivision, known for bringing the Florida Cottage style homes to the area. Crystal Beach is convenient to all of the best restaurants including regionally known favorites like the Hard Rock Café, The Bonefish Grill, The Cracker Barrel, The Waffle House, Longhorn Steakhouse, Coldstone Creamery, and a Starbucks as well as many local hot spots located along the waterfront. Destin is also a shopper’s paradise. Crystal Beach is located next to the new Destin Commons mall with water fountains and playgrounds for children and upscale shopping sure to fit every taste. Three miles to the East are the Destin Outlets where bargains make every day a “black Friday.” To the West of Crystal Beach you will find value stores such as Walmart, Home Depot and other favorites as you journey toward the Harbor area Destin is famous for. Along the way you’ll find even more restaurants and family friendly activities like miniature golf, go-cart racing and water slides. Part of what makes Crystal Beach such a wonderful area to vacation in is how it approaches the beach. Much of the Destin waterfront is surrounded by high rise condo developments that empty large groups of vacationers onto a limited beach area. But at Barracuda, you walk onto a beachfront area fronted by a neighborhood so there is always room to spread out on the sand. Favorite area activities include fishing excursions and boat trips to Destin's favorite 'Crab Island.'