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Great Tarpon Getaway Sleeps 8,Pet Friendly,Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Tarpon getaway is located at the beautiful Crystal Beach area of Destin, just steps away from the white sand and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Kick off your shoes, grab a drink and cook your own fish and shrimp. Three TVs available to watch whatever you and the kids want. Shopping, movies, restaurants and the Destin Harbor all close to the cottage. Master bedroom with king and queen beds, TV and bathroom. Twin beds in back bedroom with TV, adjoining laundry and bathroom. 2-sectional sofas in living room, one with pullout sleeper. 2 recliners.

Keywords: Tarpon, Tarpon Getaway, Beach house, cottage, house, bungalow, beachhouse, Getaway

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About The Owner

Have lived in destin 20 years owned here 25 seen a lot change. Some good some bad but still the most beautiful place to vacation and live !

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1989

Why The Owner chose Crystal Beach

We love the beautiful white beaches? We often take our beach chairs and a cooler and watch the amazing sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking the beach to one of the restaurants with family or friends after a wonderful day of boating, fishing, shopping or just reading a book on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

very clean and quite loved it the beach is great and so close to the beach just a short walk. molly and kathy where great
Aug 2011
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Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, beach toys, umbrella, screened in front porch, hot and cold outside shower after the beach, clothesline, back patio with unbrella table, quiet, cozy and private


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Great Tarpon Getaway Sleeps 8,Pet Friendly,Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

First of all, as far as I am concerned, Destin is the premier coastline/beach area in Florida. And having a house on a street, versus a condo on the 4th floor, for example, was a wonderful way to experience the area for me. The house is everything the reviewers said it was and more. The fact that the owner (Molly) takes dogs gives it a "sixth" star in my book.

Yes, it is older, but Molly keeps it in excellent condition. The only thing in need of upgrading may be the electrical outlets, but that was not a significant problem. This 2 bedroom house, with sit in, screened porch and large back yard, is a block from the miles-long, white sand beach and green-blue gulf in a secluded section of both homes, rentals and condos. It is in walking distance from retail heaven! The house is located between scenic highway 98 and business 98, so it remains tucked away from the "hubbub", but yet very accessible to everything you might need. Within walking distance is a huge Bass Pro shop, a movie theater and all the stores and restaurants you can handle. By auto, it is only 40 minutes to Pensacola to the west and 50 minutes to the very popular Panama City Beach. The airport is not far and medical care is close as well.

Back to the house-we stayed there off season (Jan.-Feb.) and it was wonderfully quiet at night. The house also has a brand new washer and dryer off the 2nd bedroom. And, you don't have to bring much in the way of household items-Molly provides more than enough!!

She was always available by cell for answers to questions and her Mom, Kathy, lives behind the house if we needed anything immediate, which we never did. All in all, it was a memorable experience. I would recommend this home and it's owner to anyone who would enjoy the

the experience of "living" in Destin, Florida.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We felt we were one the Beach sitting Inside.

  • 5 of 5

Older, Relaxing, Comfortable, well Equipped and Great Neighborhood. Sitting inside, I felt on the beach. This has been one of the best owners we've had the pleasure to work with in our 10 years. I enjoyed this better than in the high rise. Thank You again for our 3 week of Enjoyment. Our Shepherd enjoyed her walks to the beach dock, the neighborhood and chasing the ball in the large back yard.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hope to book again!

  • 5 of 5

We planned this trip at the last minute so I booked this cottage asap. I was pleasantly surprised by how spacious this place is ! Much better than the condo we stayed at a few months ago. With 3 kids and a dog we felt much more comfortable and right at home. The owners (especially the check in lady Ms.Kathy ) are the best ! All of my questions were answered and we really felt welcomed. I was also surprised how close to the beach it is. We will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, OH

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We were in Florida for a wedding and needed a nearby dog friendly accommodation. This cottage was perfect. The bedding was excellent and the bath was adorned with very plush towels. Not only was there convenient access to the beach, but to our surprise, excellent restaurants were also within walking distance. Due to the prevailing drought in Northern Florida, the back yard was not as advertised and needed attention.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, birmingham, Al

Gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

It was kind of a last minute weekend get away and they were brilliant! Cottage is simple but very confortable, extremely clean. They provide chairs, umbrella. My dogs were very welcome. It s less than a block from the beach and the beach access is right in front. I run every morning and it was right there! Restaurants, shopping less than a mile away! Thank you Molly

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland Tennesse

Just Dan

  • 5 of 5

I am a disabled vet, living in Tennessee , we have been going to Destin for several years now, staying at these cottages for four years now. I am not a Donald Trump, nor do I have his money lol. So we like this cottage for these reasons ! We don't have to brake the bank to enjoy our stay at the cottage! Clean, hommy feel, full kitchen, close to everything ," quite " Screened in porch, grill out back, washer dryer, daughter can get up and walk to the beach! What more could we ask for? Oh yes, Molly and Kathy are great renters, don't even know they are around, well unless we need something ? Having heart attacks , surgery etc. Kathy was helpful with advice for care if needed! If you are not looking to stay at the Trump Tower and pay a cazillion dollars, this will fit the bill! We love every October visit ! Dan, Jan and Ash.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
crystal beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner'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.