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Gorgeous Destin Crystal Beach Cottage! Pet Friendly, Short Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8), Community Pool

'The Best of Times' is a a show stopper! Sit on your front porch rocker, underneath your outdoor candle chandelier, relax, and enjoy Destin's one of a kind sunsets and the gentle ocean breeze. The owner of this home is a professional photographer, who adorns the house with photos of her travels in Africa, Europe, South America, and right here in Florida. Enjoy her extensive foik art collection at your new home away from home!

The Best of Times is comfortably furnished with a funk shabby chic style. So cute! The home is pet friendly with the yard totally fenced for your pups to enjoy their vacation, too! There is $125 per pet fee and size and age of dog must be confirmed.

Free wireless internet for your convenience.

Downstairs in the open living area is a large screen, hi-def television featuring many extra channels. The first floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins. They share a full bath with tub and shower.

Upstairs, there is a king master bedroom with private balcony. There is an extra office room with two flip flop beds that pull down into two twins, perfect for teens or kids. Hardwood floors throughout the home with gorgeous oriental rugs. All bedrooms have their own televisions.

Located in Clipper Cove, a charming, family friendly neighborhood with white picket fences and brick sidewalks throughout. You will feel like you stepped back in time when you see the ice cream truck drive by and the neighbors ride their bike past your front porch. Conveniently located within walking distance to Publix, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, dozens of restaurants, shops, a marina, and award winning golf courses...not to mention, one block to the beach!! Also, steps from a beautiful bike/ running path on Scenic 98 (our beach road).

More Details

Property Manager
Linsey Evans
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Linsey Evans

Our mission is to provide our guests and home owners with first class, personalized customer service. We are a boutique cottage rental agency with an emphasis on hospitality. We both live here full time in the midst of our cottages, giving us a unique opportunity to provide hands on service that is unparalleled.

Linsey Evans purchased this cottage in 2009


Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), flip flop beds (2 twins)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Destin Crystal Beach Cottage! Pet Friendly, Short Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Berea, OH

A beautiful home very close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with the home on Destin.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz! I look forward to your return!
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Destin Beach Cottage on Clipper Cove

  • 2 of 5

When booking cottage, we were not informed that there were no window coverings downstairs for privacy.

All upstairs lighting kept flickering on and off!

Smoke detector removed, which concerned us.

Bathroom door on master bath was removed, and made into black art and placed on wall??

Note: If your into African black art in excess, this is for you!

Ice maker doesn't work properly, so be prepared to buy ice.

They advertise pet friendly, which it is, but note, $140 pet fee per pet, non-refundable.

There are two property managers, mom an daughter. Mother, Jojo, is lovely! However her daughter Lindsay, is difficult to deal with and very rude!!

Upon our arrival, on a Sunday, we had an issue with bulbs out and a smoke detector that needed batteries, which was left on countertop. We contacted Lindsay by phone, and later that day, she came in and removed the lamp that was without bulb and took smoke detector as well!

The upstairs bathtub was very nice, but unable to get hot water, because the plumbing to tub was faulty! The large shower upstairs does not have a door!

Overall, the cottage has a nice layout and is in a quiet community, however, because of issues noted above, we will not be renting there again!

Addendum: Refrigerator drawers freeze your produce and kitchen cabinet doors on lazy Susan cabinets do not shut properly!

Cable and wi-fi are not user friendly!

Garage isn't accessible!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Hernandez, I am grateful for the time you have taken to share this feedback. Thank you for choosing to stay in one of our homes. I truly regret to read of your displeasure with the home and your experience with me. I wish to assure you I do everything I can to address any concerns or maintenance issues in a timely and courteous manner. I can personally assure you that the smoke detector battery was replaced and reinstalled within an hour of your notification. I was at the home with the handyman and watched him change the battery and reinstall it in the appropriate room. The small kitchen table lamp was removed because the bulb that it takes is an unusual size and has to be ordered. I am sorry I did not have the bulb on hand but there seemed to be plenty of light without the small decorative lamp. I will certainly look into the lights flickering upstairs along with the other maintenance issues you mention in your review and have the repairs made immediately as needed. I welcome any clarification you can give on the cable and wifi not being user friendly. I checked both myself during your stay and had no problem with it and none of our other guests have had an issue, but I am always looking for feedback on how I can make the home as comfortable as possible for everyone. In regards to the pet fee, yes we do charge a nonrefundable $125 per pet fee, not $140. Also the garage is not accessible for weekly guests. It is used for the owners personal belongings and remains locked. I truly appreciate you taking your time to provide feedback on ways I can improve the cottage. The owner is an artist and photographer and her style is very eclectic. I try to represent this in the photos and description. I am sincerely sorry that the combination of these disappointments caused you to leave the property much less than pleased. Please let me assure you that l take great pride in providing well maintained homes and 5 star courteous, friendly, and professional customer service to each and every guest I am given the privilege to host. Thanks again for for your feedback. Sincerely, Linsey
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  • 5 of 5

Nice roomy cottage in a great location. Look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntsville, Texas


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful house for a week and loved it! The moment we drove into this quaint, charming community we felt at home. We loved the house and the proximity to the beach and pool (short walk to both)! The house is exactly how it looks in the pictures and was very clean. We had expected a tv in the 3rd bedroom and there wasn't one, but we called the management and they had one installed within an hour and were very helpful on places to go and eat since this was our first trip to Destin. Clippers Cove is just what I imagined for a small beach community. All the houses are well maintained and painted pastel colors with white picket fences...picture perfect. My son enjoyed the ice cream truck (music and all) that came around every evening. Just like when I was a kid at my grandmothers house! The house is close to everything you want to do in Destin. Just a short drive to the Harborwalk, excursions, great resturaunts and within walking distance to great shopping!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to your return!
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La Paz
Mexican Restaurant
The Local Market
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Coffee Shop
Bric � Brac
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Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
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Brunch Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
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The Pancakery
Breakfast Restaurant
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Fuji Seafood Buffet
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Island Wing Company
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Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
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Harbor Docks
Seafood Restaurant
Hog's Breath Saloon
Seafood Restaurant
Gilligan's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Shake's Frozen Custard
Dessert Shop
Mama Sherry's Pizza, Wings & Things
Pizza Restaurant
Mama Sherry's Pizza, Wings & Things
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Mexican Restaurant
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Destin Harbor
Mary's Kitchen
Marina Cafe
Steak House
"Charter Boat ""Into The Blue"" @capt_fish_killa"
Smoothie King
Juice Shop
The Breakfast Table
American Restaurant
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Mexican Grocery Store
The Track Destin
Birdies's Coffee + Stuff
Coffee Shop
Pelican Adventures
S.E.A. Chase Watersports
Asiago Skillet of Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Morgan Sports Center
Wet-n-Wild Watersports
Landsharks Pizza Company
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Boathouse Oyster Bar
Buck's Smokehouse
Barbecue Restaurant
Destin Love Shack
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Brotulas Restaurant
Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer
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Joe's Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hutchinson Street, Crystal Beach Drive

Easy walk to the beach, no busy streets to cross. Beach access has picnic tables, restrooms, picnic tables, and a lifeguard. Walking distance to many restaurants, shops (including Destin Commons), and an IMAX movie theater. Family neighborhood with white picket fences and brick sidewalks. Within a couple miles of world class golf at Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation. Five miles from Silver Sands outlet mall, a shopper's dream! GREAT LOCATION!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/ Admin $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

$300 due at the time of reservation. Remaining balance is due 60 days prior to check in. $125/pet fee and pet must be approved.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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