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OPEN Sept 23-30! 6 Bedroom, Gorgeous Private Courtyard w/Pool & Guest House

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


About the property

House + Carriage house, Private Pool, 6 Bedrooms 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Crystal Beach Home For Rent - Luxury Rental in Destin Florida

Family Emergency for group that had reserved 9/23-9/30 and they need to cancel. If you have any interest in this week, please email or call!

'Sand Dollar' has an elegant coastal design with Pottery Barn & Designer furnishings throughout. Beautiful Brazilian cherry floors in the main living area and kitchen add warmth and sophistication to this design. This home has Recently been updated and is meticulously maintained- Please read my reviews from previous guests.

The unique set up of this home offers not only an open floor plan on the 1st level, but also extra large bedroom suites which make traveling with a group enjoyable! Picture yourself gathering in the great room while cooking, watching TV or reading a book, then retreating to your own suite for some privacy.

The kitchen is over-sized and one of the largest in the area (30' wide). There is plenty of room for several cooks and is fully stocked with small appliances and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. The dining table seats 10-12 guests is open to the kitchen and living areas.

Bedroom 1: 1st Floor - Features 2 Queen beds, large TV, separate sitting area and overlooks the pool area. (Full size cot in closet)

Bedroom 2: 2nd Floor - Master with king canopy bed, sitting area with Pottery Barn queen sleeper sofa, TV, writing desk and large private balcony complete with rocking chairs. The spa like master bathroom includes a walk in glass shower, Jacuzzi tub and double vanity with teak accessories.

Bedroom 3: 2nd Floor - Master suite # 2 also features a king bed, sitting area with Pottery Barn queen sleeper sofa, built in writing desk, large TV and overlooks the pool area. (+Full size cot in closet)

Bedroom 4: 2nd Floor - Twin Bunk bed, TV, Games

The guest cottage provides a romantic retreat with two rooms accessed separately through french doors, a full bathroom, walk in closet and kitchenette complete with mini refrigerator, microwave, sink, toaster and Keurig coffee maker.

Bedroom 5: King Bed with flat screen TV & desk area

Bedroom 6: Daybed with pull out trundle (2 Twin mattresses)

TV & Kitchenette.

The lushly landscaped backyard offers a serene area to relax by the pool. A built in Hammock, Rainfall outdoor shower, reclining lounge chairs, 2 dining tables & a gas grill for outdoor cookouts. Bikes, Pool floats, toys and beach gear are included for your enjoyment.

The private, heated, Grecian style pool ranges from 3-5' deep and is surrounded by Pavers (with built in lighting) giving you plenty of room to relax in the sun and an elegant evening ambiance.


Ping Pong Table

Bean Bag Toss

TV/ DVD in each bedroom & Living area

Netflix, Enhanced cable channels & High definition TV's

High Speed Wireless internet in Main house & cottage

2 full size cots

Pack N Play


High Chair & Booster seat

Pool Towels

Pool Float/ Beach Toys

Hairdryers in each bathroom

4 Adult beach cruiser bikes

Tommy Bahama Beach Cart

2 Tommy Bahama beach umbrellas


Rolling Cooler

Reclining beach chairs

Reclining pool lounge chairs

Gas Grill

Movies & Games

Cuisinart small appliances (blender, toaster, chopper)

Cuisinart Coffee pot & Keurig Coffee Maker (Main house & Cottage)

Stocked kitchen with pots, pans, bake ware, iced tea maker, crock pot, ice cream maker, griddle, grilling utensils, Dishes, silverware, and more.

Crystal Beach is a Lower Density area with two public beach accesses just a short walk away. One access includes a covered pavilion and restrooms (the only one in the area!). Take a short stroll down the beach to the Crab trap Restaurant for a cold drink & appetizers at the beach bar. Camille's is just around the corner and is a great place to get your morning coffee or evening dinner with sushi and fresh seafood.

Whether you're looking to reconnect with family & friends, relax poolside, or take a bike ride on the quiet streets, this house has all the amenities to provide a memorable week at the beach.

Sorry, Absolutely NO SMOKING (due to allergies)

Will consider 1-2 small dogs (under 50 lb) with prior approval and non-refundable pet fee.

Destin Vacation Rental, Crystal Beach Vacation Home, Crystal Beach Rental

More Details

Katie Atwater
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Katie Atwater

As an owner in Crystal beach since 2004, I personally manage 'Sand Dollar' in order to provide customized service to my guests. I own a Real Estate company specializing in luxury residences, second homes & investment properties. Living nearby enables me to be available to my guests and to keep this home meticulously maintained.

Katie Atwater purchased this house in 2004

Why Katie Atwater chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

I fell in love with the charming streets lined with white picket fences. The height restriction on beachfront properties makes the beach area less crowded. Easy walk to the beach, Restaurants, playground, book store, coffee shop, and ice cream shops. Bike & walking path runs along scenic 98/ the beach for about 5 miles.

What makes this house unique

The fenced backyard offers lush landscaping and is perfect for taking an afternoon nap on the built in Hammock or grilling dinner by the pool. The private pool is one of the larger pools in the area ranging from 3-5 feet deep and can be heated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had one of the greatest times of our lives here at the Sand Dollar! The house is absolutely gorgeous! We were out by the pool so much. It was always warm and so perfect for everyone of all ages. The beach was also a blast. We also went to the outlet malls and to the go-karts. The shower outside was very helpful after we came back from the beach. The kitchen is so great and so big! We loved all the decorating.
Jun 2005
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No large wedding/ reunion gatherings
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Suite
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Guest suite
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , First floor bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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OPEN Sept 23-30! 6 Bedroom, Gorgeous Private Courtyard w/Pool & Guest House
average rating of 4.9673915 based on 104 reviews

Loved the Sand Dollar!

  • 5 of 5

We were worried about Hurricane Irma going into Florida the week we were scheduled to stay but thought it was far enough away that it'd be OK. We got a little wind & very little rain and 1 day of lower temperatures. The owner was very sweet & checked in on us and made sure we were prepared in case we got a storm & then came and heated the pool for us!

The home was beautiful and exactly as pictured. We'll definitely recommend to friends & family and will stay here again when we go back to Destin.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

As Described

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property is 100% accurate with the amenities provided exceeding what are found in most beach rentals. The bicycles (4) were a joy to use by family members from ages 8 to 78. The best recommendation for this property is that all of us want to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sand Dollar the Best!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at the Sand Dollar for our annual family vacation. Katie the owner welcomes you with a big gift basket full of goodies. And that is just the start to a wonderful week in a beautiful home. The house is beautifully decorated, the kitchen is well stocked with top end appliances and there is a wonderfully large dining room table that let all of us sit together. Plenty of comfy beds! And an awesome pool out side to relax at after the beach which is just a short walk away. A fabulous place to spend your beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eyota, MN

Dream House

  • 5 of 5

The house was truly a dream come true. We all felt like the house was something out of a magazine. Beautifully decorated and immaculate upon arrival. Katie even had a lovely welcome basket for us and checked in with us upon arrival and encouraged us to contact her if we needed anything. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessities we needed to cook our meals. All we had to do was buy the food. The pool was gorgeous and clean. We spent hours upon hours in it during our stay. Plus, Katie had it stocked with pool accessories. We really appreciated the cart and chairs that we could roll to the beach. The location was great with a short walk to the beach. Would stay again and again in this beautiful home. My kids are still asking if we can move in.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved our vacation at The Sand Dollar. The home was lovely and the pool was wonderful. Katie was very outgoing and attentive to our needs. Our only disappointment was the beach was farther than we expected.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at multiple houses in the gulf area - from Alys to St. George. For many reasons Sand Dollar stands out on top. Exceptional in so many ways. Clean, impeccable condition, excellent location. So many amenities, including treats for our dogs when we arrived.

And the service level from Katie and Mike - truly outstanding. By way of example, we let our pups out around 10 one evening and noticed the pool water level had fallen. Texted Katie to give her the heads up. An hour later (close to midnight), looked out the window - Mike had arrived and made repairs.

Talk about customer service!

Many beach houses show wear and tear, deferred maintenance , need of some repair, etc. Not the case here. The house is obviously maintained with tender, loving care.

If you're looking for comfort, first class accommodations, full amenities, good beach access, excellent location, on a private street away from the typical hustle but still very proximate to beach, shopping, restaurants...........and offered by owners who CARE..........Sand Dollar scores on all metrics!

Can't go wrong here......just don't book it for when we plan to return!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk to Ice cream shop, Restaurants, Sports bar, Book store, Playground, Henderson State park. Bike path (5 miles long) around the corner.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund