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

Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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 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

Two full bathrooms


Living room: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Main living area with kitchen

Half bath


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

Granite Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

Gas Grill (propane)

Public Beach Access~ Shirah St.

Keyless Lock Entry

Full Size Washer/Dryer


No Pets Allowed

Keywords: Home, cottage, private pool, deck, beach, outdoor grilling, free WIFI, cable/satellite TV, internet, air conditioning, non-smoking, kid friendly, online bookable



Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Dottie

Our family has been vacationing in Destin for 28+ 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 Destin

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 2.5

          Location Type

            • Beach
              Across the street from the house.
            • Near The Ocean
              Across the street from the Gulf of Mexico


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Gas Heating
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Living Area
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Driveway off Matthew Blvd., 2 additional parking spots in front of house (Courtyard)
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath towels provided, must bring your own beach towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Kitchen
                              Granite countertops with stainless steel appliances
                            • Blender
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Garbage Disposal
                            • Grill
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Refrigerator has ice maker
                            • Stove
                              Electric stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Televisions in all bedrooms with DVD players. Television in family room.
                                    • VCR


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Courtyard
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Deck Furniture
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill for you to use during your stay
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Porch Furniture
                                        • Wood Deck
                                        • Yard


                                            • Singles

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Pool is maintained twice a week. Pool is not heated.


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      46 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great location

                                                                      Amy K.

                                                                      This was our first trip to Destin and we stayed at Destin-ation over spring break this year with our 4 school aged children. We were very pleased with all the extras this home had for its guests! This home is in a great location, just steps to the beach, and the homeowner had everything you would need to make your beach day a success. Our children can't stop talking about how much fun they had in the private pool. The house was very clean and had EVERYTHING we needed for the week. Dottie is so sweet and was there to answer any questions we might have. We will for sure be staying at this house again.

                                                                      Thanks again for making our 2018 Spring Break a success!

                                                                      The Kaser's

                                                                      Vacation Heaven

                                                                      Melissa D.Dallas, TX

                                                                      I have returned to this property several times. Everything about it is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation, and the owner, Dottie, is a dream to work with. The house is just a block off of the beach and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The owners have thought of everything to make their guests feel at home, including beach chairs, gas grill, deck chairs, and a fully stocked kitchen with fresh flowers on the table. The icing on the cake is the adorable, quaint neighborhood where the home is located. This is my "go to" VRBO home in Destin. I would literally change the dates of my vacation to get this rental, and to work with such an accommodating owner. Highly recommend for couples or families!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Melissa, it is always a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Destin-ation. We are so glad you had a wonderful time (and nice weather too!). Thank you so much for the nice comments. We hope you all continue to stay at Destin-ation for years to come.

                                                                      Thank you! Dottie

                                                                      Property was okay. Bedrms very small. Seemed like full size beds. Didn’t like kitchen upstairs.

                                                                      Nancy and Tom M.Cincinnati

                                                                      Some caulked over stain/mold in bathroom shower in master I think. Nothing distinguishing as to which bedroom was which. Hair on bathroom mat which was surprising because Ellie was cleaning. Shower knobs in both bathrooms broken. Beds squeaked. Realize rentals won’t be perfect but wasn’t as nice / clean as pictures and descriptions made it out to be.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Nancy~ We do our best to make sure the house is in great shape for our guests. Our guest's satisfaction is very important to us. We were a bit miffed about your comments. You and I communicated during your stay, you seemed happy with your accommodations, you never mentioned any of those items to me. We stayed at the house after you, the shower knobs worked fine, the queen beds didn't squeak and there was absolutely no mold in the master bathroom shower. We hope you enjoyed the close proximity to the beach, the quaint neighborhood, and all of the little extras we offer our guests.

                                                                      a little disappointed

                                                                      george f.

                                                                      Could have been cleaner. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, the throw rugs looked as if they had not been washed in quite some time. All the floors were in need of a good scrubbing. The sheets on the twin beds were worst for ware and could have been longer( covered your feet or your shoulders but not both). It would have been helpful to have a hand rail on the steps entering the pool.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for the information, we strive to have the house in tip top shape for all of our guests. I will speak with our housekeeper about this. We hope you and your family had a nice time while you were in Destin.

                                                                      Great Location, nicely furnished, OUTSTANDING Owner communication!

                                                                      Bill W.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so glad you all had a wonderful time at Destin-ation! Thank you for the kind comments. We would love to have you all come back and stay with us again.

                                                                      BEST THUS FAR

                                                                      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!!

                                                                      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. :)


                                                                      Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA

                                                                      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.


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                                                                      46 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                      Property # 353874