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YOU FOUND IT. PERFECT VACATION Center of Destin; Private Pool-Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,621 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Summer Dates are booking up fast! Reserve your dates today!

Family Tides beach house has it all for the Perfect Vacation!

Located in the Heart of Destin! Location, Location, Location!

Professionally decorated home that prides itself on amenities that include a custom gourmet kitchen.

3-story, 5-bedroom, 4 1/2 –bath beauty with tons of amenities, bright bold colors and spectacular views with a private pool. This spacious beach house (3800 sq. ft.) located in the heart of Destin Beach. It is less than a minutes walk to the beach from our driveway. Perfect for a family get-together or corporate outings.

NEW FOR 2018:




Family Tides has been fully upgraded: Over the last 3 Years we have put into Family Tides Over a $120,000 in remodeling!

New Granite Counter Tops

New Re-modeld Pool

New Hardwood Flooring in Bedrooms

and 3rd Floor!

Flat Screen TV’S in every room.

Leather Sofas and Chairs

Pillow Top Mattresses

Stainless Steel Gas Grill.

Wireless Internet Service.

Basketball Goal


Family Tides is close to all the action.

World Class Beaches: 1 minute walk.

World Class Restaurants: No matter what atmosphere you are looking for, you will find it in Destin

World Class Fishing: Destin is known as”The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.”

World Class Golfing: 8 courses within a 3 minute drive

World Class Shopping: Destin Commons 2 minute drive ; Silver Sands Outlet Mall 5 minute drive

Family Tides is family oriented vacation home. This property will NOT be rented to individuals under the age of 25. Reservations made under False pretense are null and void and check-in will not be allowed. Capacity shall not exceed 16 people without permission.

Keywords: Destin, Florida, Beach, Beach House, Private Pool, Community Pool, central A/C, HDTV, King-sized beds, porch, Heart of Destin, Gulf View, great for families, family reunions, beaches, golf course, nightlife, outlet mall, shopping, sunrise/sunset, gorgeous views, Plasma TV, LCD TV, pillow top mattress, gourmet kitchen, kid-friendly

More Details

Property Manager
Jimbo Tate - Owner
Member since: 2011
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 23, 2018

About Jimbo Tate - Owner

Family of 4 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We love to get away to THE House in Destin when ever we get a chance!

Jimbo Tate - Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why Jimbo Tate - Owner chose Crystal Beach

We fell in love with the most beautiful beach in the world. The water is a deep emerald green. The sands are powdery white that glissen in the sunlight. And such spectacular sunsets. Nothing beats Destin, Florida.

What makes this house unique

Family Tides is really close to anyting you want to do or any where you need to go in Destin.

Take OUR Virtual 3D TOUR of Family Tides Beach House. Click on link below.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great large family vacation home - Love the location. Had a wonderful time with lots of good family memories. Thank you for letting the Graham family enjoy your place.

Rhonda F

4/21 - 4/24/11
Apr 2011
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3621 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , tub , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Suite - 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Pool Deck
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , 3rd Floor Deck
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 3rd Floor
  • 4 and a half bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Floor Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 2nd Floor
    Livingroom Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Bed
    3rd Floor Sofa - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Floor Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd Floor
  • King size beds (3). Down stairs Bedroom, 2nd floor bedroom and Master Bedroom on 2nd Floor, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bedroom on 2nd Floor, , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed / Trundle in downstairs bedroom. Sofas on 1st and 3rd Floor convert to Bed, Bunk Beds (2) 2 set of Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Take OUR Virtual 3D TOUR of Family Tides Beach House. Click on link below.


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(56 traveler reviews)

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YOU FOUND IT. PERFECT VACATION Center of Destin; Private Pool-Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.392857 based on 65 reviews
Muskegon, Michigan

Perfect Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

We looked at many houses but are now convinced we made the perfect choice in this home. The house is modern, spacious, clean and comfortable. Great view of the gulf and just a few blocks from the awesome beach. The pool and patio area is set up nicely and can accommodate a large group of people. The pool catches some mid afternoon shade which allowed us to swim while nursing sunburns. (Apply sunscreen heavy and often when at the beach) Our teenagers loved the 3rd floor which is set up like a mini apartment. If our future travels take us to Destin we won't have to search for a nice place to stay. We already found it.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying us, we are so glad you had an awesome time! Also Thank You for the wonderful review! Jimbo Tate
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Delightful family stay in Destin

  • 4 of 5

Jimbo’s property was a perfect match for our families needs. We spent a week at the home and found it worked great for us. We had 8 adults and 3 children in the.home and we got along great. We had no need to use the third floor living space except to have coffee on the deck. The kitchen worked extremely well as a gathering place and meal prep are for numerous cooks. The four separate porches allowed us to find a moments peace when we needed it. The pool was the greatest draw which kept the kids engaged and the basketball hoop kept our teenage grandson busy.

We all loved the family feel to the neighborhood. Our 2 young grandsons rode their bikes around the block safely, the closest neighbors were permanent resident and were most freindly. There were no noisy evening in the neighborhood which we appreciated being early risers.

On the flip side, the property needs a bit of TLC.the 2nd floor master bed needs to be replaced. The dishwasher is touchy, the backyard deck needs serious repair and the windows are showing their age (hard to open and close). Not having a useable closet in the master bedroom was inconvenient but manageable.

We actually felt pretty comfortable with some of the disrepair. We felt we needn’t worry about the kids breaking things. It was relaxing.

Even with these small issues we loved the house and would return if opportunity arose.The 3 block walk to the beach was perfect and what a beach it was.....white sand, plenty of space, and filled with families enjoying their holiday.

Thanks Jimbo for allowing us to rent your home for a vacation my family will always remember.

I had to contact Jimbo about a couple of items and he returned my emails promptly.. We appreciated his quick response to our inquiries.

Thanks Jimbo for allowing us to rent your home for a vacation my family will always remember. ☀️

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of space

  • 4 of 5

We had 8 adults and 7 kids and everyone had their own space. Bedrooms and bathrooms were nice and the location to the beach was great! The back deck by the pool needs some work. Overall a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

House is in the heart of Destin! Clean, organized, and in a family community; the owner was pleasant and very helpful. Very easy check in and check out procedures would definitely come back to Destin and stay here again. The family had a ton a fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon MS

Girls trip 2018

  • 4 of 5

We visited this location for my sisters 40th birthday. The location was within walking distance to the beach. The balcony view on the third floor was awesome. We got to relax and enjoy the house Friday in our pj's and on Saturday get out and enjoy Destin. The only negative about the property would be the driveway is really narrow and the entire second and third floor was super hot. We closed the doors and turned temperature downstairs down to help and it did not. Overall my sister loved it!! Yes we would stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at this home. Great layout, great location. The owner was great to work with.

No complaints, except that we had no hot water on our check-out date. It would have been nice to shower before making the long trip home.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Primrose Restaurant
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Beach Walk Cafe
Hamburger Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Craft Bar
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Destin Commons
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
James Lee Park
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Gator Beach
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Back Yard Burgers
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Miller's Ale House
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Outback, Chilli's, Cracker Barrell, Olive Garden
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crystal Shores Bech
Car: not necessary

Located in the Heart of Destin. Minutes from Every Thing!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Must Be at least 25 Years Old to Rent. Maximum Occupancy is 16 people.
Other Charges:
Cleaning Fee $325.00
Florida Tax 14%
Heated Pool: $40 / Day or $240 / week
Security Deposit Required- Damage Policy of $79.00 is charged on each rental

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.