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Reduced Spring Break Rates! Spacious Luxury Home w/Private Pool-Lots of Amenities!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 17-21)

***Families welcome*** Minimum renting age 25 years old (We DO NOT RENT TO COLLEGE STUDENTS or chaperoned groups)

ESCAPE to this Fun 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath house, located only 3 Houses from the Beach in Crystal Beach (sleeps 21)!

- Main house features 4 bedrooms with 4-1/2 baths with great views of the beautiful Gulf waters from the Second Floor Master bedroom (sleep on the left side of the bed for a Gulf view when you wake up!) and the third floor balconies.

- Private Pool with large deck with lots of lounge chairs to enjoy the sun and dining space for those outside picnics.

- 1 Bedroom Guest Cottage separated from main house by pool for the ultimate privacy.

- Listen to your favorite CD/iPod/iPhone with the Surround Sound system both inside and out.

- Flat screen TVs throughout the house.

Destin Commons outdoor shopping mall, with stores like Bass Pro Shop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, Talbots, Books A Million, and a 14-movie stadium seating theater, along with countless fantastic restaurants are just 2 minutes away! Walking distance to nearly everything you could want on your vacation including Camille's Restaurant for your morning coffee.

A discounted Golf Cart rental is available from a local company! Ask for details!


First Floor:

- Screened-in porch

- Living room with a 55" plasma TV and DVD player

- Queen sleeper sectional sofa

- Fully equipped, recently REMODELED kitchen

- Dining table seats 8 with smaller table nearby to seat 2 more in additional to 2 bar stools

- Half bath walking in from the pool

- Full-size HE washer and dryer

- Private King bedroom with private bath and porch area.

Second Floor:

- Master suite has great views of the gulf with King bed, private bath with Jacuzzi, and balcony with great Gulf views!

- Queen bedroom with private bath and porch

- Bunk room with a twin top and a double bottom bunk and separate twin bed and full hall bath.

Third Floor:

- Loft with two porches to enjoy the view of the Gulf.


- King bedroom with TV

- Second bedroom features 2 full over full bunks, kitchenette area with coffee maker, frig, microwave and bar sink and wall-mounted TV

- Full bath

Additional info:

- Small dogs considered for an additional $200/dog pet fee (30 lbs., max 2).

- The pool can be heated for an additional $245+/week.

LINENS AND TOWELS PROVIDED. Please bring your own beach towels.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel between time of booking and 90 days before your arrival, the forfeiture is the 3.5% reservation fee of the rental total. From 60-90 days prior to arrival, you lose your deposit. Once you pay your balance 60 days before arrival, there are no refunds. We do, however, offer optional travel insurance AFTER you make your reservation (it's a better policy than at time of booking) for a cost of 6.95% of reservation total..

More Details

Janet Kiley
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Janet Kiley

We fell in love with Destin when we came on the BEST vacation ever in 1995! We began an annual vacation tradition that was awesome for our kids as they grew up. We loved it so much here that now we live here full time and rent out our home, plus other homes and condos in the area. The people are friendly and the beach and clear waters just can't be beat!

Why Janet Kiley chose Crystal Beach

We owned a Gulf front condo for many years and realized we wanted something bigger so our kids could bring friends when we came on vacation. We purchased this house in the middle of construction, which was great because we could add some of our own touches before it was finished (surround sound, etc.). This area of Crystal Beach has a great, short, almost level beach access, and the home is just a few yards away. We love the area because you have the conveniences of restaurants and stores very close by, yet the neighborhood is quiet and very family-oriented.

What makes this house unique

We tried to think of just about everything you need so you don't have to load your car to the brim with 'stuff.' Just bring a swimsuit and beach towel, and you are set! We really enjoy entertaining, so we furnished our home with conveniences that make entertaining a breeze. We hope you enjoy everything Skipper's Escape as to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great week we've had at Skipper's Escape in Destin! This is a perfect beach house and it has been a great fit for the 14 of us from Texas!! Even though June grass messed up the beautiful water most of the week, we've still had a fun time, and the pool and deck here have been fantastic! We hope to come back soon!
Jul 2011
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath in Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Queen Bedroom in Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    First Floor King In Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Cottage Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath Near Pool - toilet , Half Bath right inside door - easy access to pool!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Common Space - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin/Full bunk with twin/twin bunk
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , Full/Full bunks
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (3-twin/twin, twin/full, full/full), Queen sleeper sofas (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Surround sound stereo inside and out, iPod connector to stereo system


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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Great vacation home. Very clean and well equipped. Pool and pool deck were fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation house. Our large family thoroughly enjoyed the house and pool.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations..... excellent weather.... what else could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home and my family enjoyed he vacation

  • 5 of 5

I would be happy to stay in this home again . But we purchased a home in Destin.why we were vacationing.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Congratulations on your new home! Thanks for the 5-star review. We really appreciate it Kevin!
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Saint Henry, OH USA

Fantastic family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was wonderful. My husband is not fond of water and he wasn't as excited about vacation as I had hoped. After arriving at your home, he was very impressed with everything about the house and all its amenities. Since my husband is an artist, I told him he needed to take his paints and canvasses along and paint while the grandchildren were in the pool. He painted by the pool house and on the patio. He found it so enjoyable to be outside with the grandchildren playing in the pool and he was enjoying his painting.

On Saturday as we were heading back to Ohio, he said it was one of the best vacations we have had. I am hoping that we can possibly stay at your home again in the upcoming years. It was a great vacation.

Our daughter and her husband were talking about your home and all that you had provided. As they said, it is a very well furnished home and a lot of niceties that many homes do not have. Each family having their own bathrooms, the kitchen completely furnished, the entertainment system, the beach items... chairs, umbrella, wagon and toys.... everything was wonderful.

Thanks for a great place!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so delighted with your husband’s comment that your stay was “one of the best vacations”!! I’m so glad he enjoyed the patio area and had plenty of room to enjoy his painting. Even though we are local, we enjoy spending time with extended family and friends at our beach home so we like to make sure it is well stocked for both us - and especially our guests! We hope to see you and your sweet family on another trip to Destin! Thanks again for staying with us!
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Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Skipper's Escape was a wonderful "escape" from our cold Wisconsin winter. The home was clean, comfortable, and nicely furnished. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for us and our guests to relax and enjoy privacy too! The cabana bungalow provided a terrific bonus. The online pictures and descriptions are accurate, even better in person. February's weather was warm, and with the beach cart and chairs, we frequently walked the two minutes to the Gulf's gorgeous sand and surf. Other days we lounged poolside reading or visiting. Our Golden, KC, loved her yard space as well. 2017 was our 4th year to visit Destin, and we enjoy staying at the quieter end of Scenic 98. Yet, shopping and restaurants are close by. Skipper's Escape was perfect for us, our dog, and our guests; we hope to return. Both Chris and Janet were friendly and there for us if we had any questions or needs.

We would recommend this property to anyone.... as long as we get first dibs!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the review of your “escape” to our Destin home!! February was definitely a delightful month here, and I’m so glad you all were able to enjoy it with us! Thanks so much for your recommendation, and we hope to see you on your next winter “escape” to our area!!
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Loved the house and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our dog Maggie) stayed at Skipper's Escape during the month of January. This was our first visit to Destin and we were very happy that we chose this house. The house is beautiful and nicely decorated in a casual beach cottage theme. It is also in a great location. Nice walkable neighborhood, two minute walk to the beach and a short drive to grocery, shopping and restaurants. I would highly recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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