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Crystal Beach~Private Pool~Steps to Beach~Great Rates

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Location, location, location!! 'Destin-ation' is across the street from the beach, located in popular Crystal Beach. After a day at the beach, relax in your private pool or lounge on the spacious sundeck.

This beach house can accommodate up to 8 people, which includes using the queen sleeper sofa. It is fully furnished with a full size washer and dryer, 4 t.v.'s, 4 DVD players and all of the conveniences of home. This house has been a family favorite vacation rental for years. Destin-ation is located in the The Courtyard at Crystal Beach community.

Destin Commons is a couple of blocks away, which offers fabulous shopping, AMC movie theater, Bass Pro Shop, and many restaurants to choose from. Publix and Walmart are nearby for groceries and beach items. Silver Sands Outlet Mall is only 10 minutes from the house.






Master Bedroom: Queen Bed

Second Bedroom: Queen Bed


Living room: Queen Sleeper Sofa


Loft with 2 Twin Beds

Three Stories

Private Pool (not heated)

Double Deck with Stairwell

4 TV's

4 DVD Players

Free WiFi Internet Connection

Stereo System in Living Room

Granite Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

BBQ Gas Grill

Public Beach Access

Keyless Lock Entry

Full Size Washer/Dryer


No Pets Allowed

Keywords: Home, private pool, deck

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Dottie

Our family has been vacationing in Destin for 27+ years. We love the beautiful white sandy beaches. Our favorite area is Crystal Beach, it is not only a beautiful area, but very convenient to restaurants and shopping. We are happy to share our beach house with you.

Dottie purchased this house in 2010

Why Dottie chose Crystal Beach

When we saw this house and it's location, we fell in love with it. Our beach house is located across the street from the beach in a quaint neighborhood called The Courtyard at Crystal Beach. Crystal Beach has pastel colored homes with white picket fences. We love to take morning walks in the neighborhood and on the beach. We hope you will enjoy staying there as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The close proximity to the beach was the key to purchasing this beach house, with the public beach access one block away. We love having the pool to relax in, after a day at the beach! The shopping is endless between the Destin Commons and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. There are many wonderful restaurants close by. The Ft. Walton airport is only 25 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic place to stay! Loved the huge deck, spent most of our time there. Very close to beach, great access. We plan on staying at "Destin-ation" again in the Fall. We really liked the accessibility to shopping as well. We give it two thumbs up!
Feb 2011
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum age to rent is 25 years old. No pets allowed. Pool is not heated.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two bedrooms on first floor, each with queen beds. Two twins on third floor loft bedroom. Queen sleeper sofa on second floor in family room. Private pool, large second story deck, located across the street from the beach.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Crystal Beach~Private Pool~Steps to Beach~Great Rates
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 43 reviews
North Ridgeville

Wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We walked into this wonderful beach house and it framed our memories of our awesome vacation on Destin. Every room of the house was tastefully decorated with beach themed items. The colors and decor really made our vacation feel as we had hoped.

The location was a short walk to a few beaches, a short drive to several more, and next to the state park. It is a few blocks from a few beach shops, a supermarket, several retail stores and a number of restaurants. It was about a five minute ride to the harbor walk and less then ten to the outlet mall. This location was perfect for us!

We sincerely enjoyed having our own pool and it was great. We had plenty of float toys, beach chairs and a wagon to help with our walk to the beach. The grill worked phenomenally and we had several spots for sitting and relaxing. There is seating by the pool, and opposite the grill, a table for four on the second floor deck as well as chairs. Additional seating is in the front of the house. If you are trying to stay in the air conditioning, there is a large dining room table with six chairs, in addition to the brand new couch and love seat in the living room.

Everything we needed was there, including a fully stocked kitchen with pans, utensils, cups and plates. The stove worked well and we had plenty of room in the fridge. We saved time by using the dishwasher. The washer and dryer were a huge help.

The house was well stocked with all three bathrooms having hand soap and numerous hand and bath towels. The beds had plenty of blankets and pillows and more were available.

We really felt like we had everything we needed and much more than we expected. We felt taken care of and this really felt like our beach house for the week.

Lastly, Dottie was a sincere pleasure to work with and when you get the chance to interact with her, you start understanding why this house is special. The next time we are in Destin, hopefully sooner than later, we hope to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Destin-ation! We look forward to having you come back and stay again. Thank you for the kind words. ~ Dottie
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Great Location, nicely furnished, OUTSTANDING Owner communication!

  • 5 of 5

We've (2 couples) been renting 2-4 VRBO properties a year since retiring 4 years ago. Destin-ation clearly ranks at the top! The location is within walking distance of restaurants, grocery and clothing stores, coffee shops and of course - the beach. We explored the coast with daily journeys from Pensacola to Panama City, the area has a lot to offer - even in February. House is fully stocked (even had coffee and filters) and coming "home" after a day of adventure was relaxing. We've found that having confidence that "everything worked" in the house, with no surprises, isn't as common throughout VRBO rental properties. Brand new washer/dryer and grill - we the first to use. Bedding is first rate, plenty of pillows and towels, showers have great water pressure - the little extras are all there. Dottie was very helpful during the initial rental process and throughout our 2 week stay. Destin-ation we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have traveled to Destin for the past 5 years multiple times. We have always VRBO our stays and this beach house is by far the best we have stayed at. Clean, large, REALLY CLOSE TO THE BEACH, close to everything, awesome pool, great kitchen and the list goes on. Aside from the great beach house, the owner is even BETTER! I reached out to her multiple times and not once did I feel unimportant, quick response and as polite as can be, booking with her was easy also. She allowed us to move our reservation 6 months later in the year and was never an issue. Thanks Dottie!

Don't over think it, if this place is available book it, you won't regret it! We will come back to this beach house again and again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our beach house. We would love to have you and your family back again next year. :)
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Best family vacation yet!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 2 weeks in Destin! The House was clean, beds were comfy and the pool was amazing! The homeowner was the best! I’ve never had such a nice and understanding homeowner to deal with! We’re hoping to stay here next year! Thanks Dottie!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley! We are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful vacation! You were all so thoughtful and helpful. We appreciated the communication. We would love to have you come back again next year. Thank you again for everything. ~ Dottie
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Absolutely loved it here , definitely my homeboy away from home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this house for the past four years , and my family and friends have thoroughly enjoyed the short walk to and from the beach . Also the close proximity to the restaurants and shopping !!! Loved taking a swim in the pool in the evenings!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests! Looking forward to having you back again next year. :)
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The Best Destin-ation!

  • 5 of 5

From the cozy neighborhood, beautiful home and upgraded furnishings, to the large balcony overloooking your private pool, we felt we arrived in paradise! Bedrooms are tucked away and very comfortable. It is a short two block walk to the sugar sand can walk the beach for miles or relax on the sand. Loved that chairs and umbrellas were provided by the owners

The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need to cook/grill at home, although, with the array of restaurant choices near by, we went out for dinner every night. Every meal was terrific. Also spent a few mornings at Camilles' Coffee Shop...short walk and quaint atmosphere. Don't miss the live music on Sunday morning.

The guys on our trip were there for golf. We were lucky to have one of the nicest courses in town just a 2 minute drive away.

We will definitely return! This property offered the best of everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you and your group had a wonderful time in Destin!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft. Walton
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Miller's Ale House
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin-ation Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach Access
Car: recommended

Located across the street from the beach. Less than a mile from Destin Commons shopping center and AMC movie theater, close to Silver Sands Outlet Center, Super Walmart, Publix and several restaurants. For questions call 214-415-0672.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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.

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