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Space and privacy for your extended family and friends trip

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

Wow, this is the place you've been looking for!! You really dont find this level of space and privacy in a beach neighborhood, but with our extra large lot and an undeveloped lot next door, it has a very secluded feel. Close to the beach and all the attractions around Destin! Beachy decor, Private pool, spa/hottub, wetbar in adjacent gazebo. Cabana with toilet and shower next to the pool. Big lot, lots of space, multiple decks, custom privacy fence, --Perfect for your group. If you are planning a multi-family vacation, you will not be on top of each other here. You will love the peace and privacy and space this location offers.

This beautiful home is close to everything in Destin. Just 300 yards to the Gulf (4 minute walk) and located on a very quiet residential street.

With about 3300SF, and a lot that is 60% bigger than typical Crystal Beach lots, you will not feel cramped in with your party. Master bedroom has king bed private bath with jetted tub. Custom 6 foot privacy fence surrounding back yard provides unparalled peace and privacy. (Adjacent lot is undeveloped and natural) Five decks give you lots of outdoor space. After a bizarre freezae in Jan 2014 we had to replace all of our Palm Trees, which were just planted in Jan 2015, which adorn a spacious open grass area. Room for the kids or adults to throw frisbees, footballs, etc. Outside cabana bathroom.

The property may be rented without the apartment in non high season times. The apartment has a full kitchen, new cabinets with granite tops, and new appliances. Its got a private bedroom and a full living room. Its awesome down there.

Custom privacy fence completly encloses the large yard. Enjoy the cool Gulf breezes sitting on the shaded deck while watching your kids play in the pool. Within walking distance to the new Destin Commons shopping / dining outdoor mall. Also, a church neaby has an excellent new playground for the little ones.

Withiin walking distance is the Recently enlarged Destin Commons Outdoor Mall, Outback, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Barnes & Noble bookstore and it's Starbucks Coffee Shop, a Marble Slab Creamery ice cream shop, a bowling lane with a large arcade, and more. High speed internet included. NOTE: NO COLLEGE OR HIGH SCHOOL SPRING BREAK GROUPS. Family Rental only.

Sunny beachy colored decor throughout. The kitchen has tile countertops and new appliances. Plenty of room for your party without being cramped. Enjoy the seabreaze on the deck. All bedrooms have their own full bath and cable TV. A beautiful home at a more than fair price.

* We can rent the property with or without access to the apartment in non-peak summer weeks.

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Rob Gresham
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Rob Gresham

I love Destin and can't wait to retire here and fish and golf my life away. Our property is awesome. Unparalled privacy and space. Custom fence encloses the back yard surrounded by 12 palm trees. Talk about a place to chill.

Rob Gresham purchased this house in 2003

Why Rob Gresham chose Crystal Beach

Very short walk to the beach- about 3 - 4 minutes. Very peaceful street and our property is 60% bigger than most lots.

What makes this house unique

You wont feel cramped in with your group. Grandparents stay in the lower apartment often. The perfect extended family vacation.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We strictly prohibit hosting parties and gatherings, no more than 12 people on the property at any time.
  • No college students spring break trips will be accepted.
  • Children under 12 will be supervised at all times in / around the pool.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private pool and with integrated hot tub, High speed internet; King Sized lot with privacy and awesome palm trees surrounding you. Unparalleled privacy. Perfect multi-family or extended family location. Max of 12 people including babies.


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Space and privacy for your extended family and friends trip
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property over spring break for our extended family and had a wonderful time. It was a wonderful property with a beautiful pool and hot tub. It comes with very complete kitchen appliances to wonderful beach chairs provided for use. We had a great time and would rent again in the future. We had a great time at this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic beach getaway - you'll forget what day it is!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and our two little Boston terriers stayed at this house for a week-long beach getaway and loved every second (very hard to leave). The house was clean and tidy, and the owners graciously had all of the everyday household items stocked and ready to use when we arrived. We have stayed at houses in the past where they did not provide towels, toilettry items, etc, but the owners of this location were more accommodating than any others that we have dealt with in the past. The back yard was equivalent to our own private resort, and there were days where we never left the house. The fenced in yard provided us with peace of mind whenever we had to let our dogs out - very hard to find other properties with this kind of space. This property is conveniently located to shopping and the best restaurants in town. Less than one block away from the beach - we could walk there in 2 minutes. Although it was just the two of us, the house had enough seating (on couches and at tables) for a large group, and enough chairs and seating by the pool to host a large party (the gazebo is awesome). The house also has an amazing downstairs appartment, but we did not need to use it while we were there.

Overall, this property was worth every penny and we have already started to talk about making another trip back to this location next year. We can't say enough about how pleasant it was to deal with the owners - they responded to us within minutes if we ever needed anything, or had questions. We have had different experiences when dealing with property management companies in the past.

We would recommend this property to any couples/families/groups who are looking for a relaxing getaway, and we are confident that you will forget what day it is while you are there - we miss it already!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a good place for a family vacation.

  • 1 of 5

From the first day we arrived I was on the phone with Rob trying to figure out why the pool wasn't working properly. I get it that you're not there to handle it, but after 3 days of of pool companies every day telling me the same problem I thought you would of fixed it? The pool light from day one never worked and was told from Rob he would have to fix it after summer? I couldn't let the kids swim at night as it wasn't safe for them. I did come home with a ear infection due to the pool water looking like milk. I will send pictures of it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have like other owners occasional system issues that must be repaired as they develop, even in peak season. This was the case here, a pool valve with an internal failure was not found by our pool company (Destin Pools- has been in business over 20 years) after several visits that they thought was another issue. Concerning the pool light, we have deck lighting, which was fully functional and also motion detecting lights as a backup and it's ridiculous / malicious to misrepresent that there was no lighting and unsafe and couldn't use the pool- that right there shows the mentality of the guest, which is what you get when to rent to the public. We tend to any issues that develop with long established local contractors and I am personally involved with rectifying any issues as soon as we are Notified. Sorry this person was impacted by a system failure, but gulf atmospheric conditions are harsh on systems and occasionally need repaired when they fail.
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Stan Bassler

  • 5 of 5

This property is the ultimate vacation experience! The property is within short walking distance from the beach, shopping and dining. The comfort and privacy of this property is as good as it gets. In my opinion if this property doesn't meet or exceed all of your vacation expectations you probably need to just stay home because no vacation property will satisfy you. The private pool and Jacuzzi are wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed our spring break vacation week here and this property was simply the perfect fit for every need or want we had. The house had any and all for any need someone may have, from spacious, to kitchen, pool activities and beach activities. The house itself was well appointed and decor was appealing. There was not one thing we had to go out and get for our stay or any beach fun. The owners are super accommodating and was a pleasure to deal with. The pool and spa were very inviting and enjoyed on a daily basis. The owner provides a beach dolly with chairs and sand toys making it a very easy little 1/2 bock or so walk to the the beach. It was an easy walk and even for me as I have partial physical disabilities. We are already making plans for our next stay here in September. We have def found our special spot for our future Destin travels.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We try extra hard to do everything we can to make sure your stay at our property presents memories with your family that last a lifetime.
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Thangsgiving Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at this house and we love it! Enjoyed every minute! For sure will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Primrose Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
The Craft Bar
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Destin Commons
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
Gator Beach
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
James Lee Park
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Tuscany Italian Bistro
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Steak House
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Okaloosa County
Car: not necessary

One of the most beautiful beaches on the Emerald Coast, this house is just 250 yards from either of two public beach accesses. Close to the beach and close to everything around Destin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Non-peak season reservations with a group of 8 or less can get a lower rate based on the ability to lock out and not utilized the ground level apartment area- which means the rental is for the upper two floors with the ground level locked up and not rented to another party. The upper two levels is 3 BR 3 BA.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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