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Private backyard pool and Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House & Guest House in private Backyard, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths

4 Bedrooms plus Loft, 4 baths, sleeps maximum 19 (max of 14 adults). Our property consists of the large beach house and a separate guest house in the backyard. Backyard Guest house always included with main house rental.

New carpeting and kitchen remodel October, 2017. New mattresses throughout house/guest house in 2017.

No Groups of under 25 without a parent in residence - sorry Spring Breakers! Max of 14 adults please.

Main house has 3 bedrooms plus a loft setup with sofa bed and bunks beds to accommodate up to 7 children. There is a carriage/guest house in the back yard that provides another king sized bedroom, living area. kitchenette and full bath.

Guest house is perfect for more privacy for a family or for grandparents staying with extended family.

Centrally located just steps to the beach (1 block to public beach access) with a private pool in your own back yard and ocean views from 2cd and 3rd story balconies. Third story loft also has ocean views from the sofa:)

Property sleeps 13-19 (13 in beds & 19 if using the 3 fold out sofas). Max of 14 Adults please.

Main house sleeps up to 15 (11 in beds & 4 on sofa sleepers). Guest House sleeps up to 4 (2 in King bed & 2 on fold out sofa).

The guest house has new tile flooring, a king sized bed in private bedroom, an additional living area, kitchenette and private bathroom.

The main beach house has 3 bedrooms on 2cd floor and a 3rd floor loft that sleeps up to 7. There are 2 bunk beds (one with a trundle underneath) & a queen sleeper sofa in the loft, a King size bed in the master bedroom on 2cd floor. Two additional bedrooms on 2cd floor each with Queen size beds.

New carpeting throughout house coming Sept, 2017.

Backyard Carriage house has a private bedroom with King bed and a separate Living area & kitchenette. There is a fold out full size sofa sleeper here.

It is a 2 minute walk from the house to the public beach access at intersection of Shirah Street & Scenic Hwy 98 (a 2 lane beach front road). Shirah beach access very narrow and crowded in summer but Henderson State Park Beach an easy 10 minute walk along beach from Shirah beach access.

Playground for small children at local church is steps away and the Destin Commons shopping & dining area a 15-20 minute walk if your teens are interested.

House Details: Main House:

First Floor - Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa. Full bathroom on this floor.

Second Floor - 3 Bedrooms, 1 with King, 2 with Queen beds. King bedroom has private bathroom, Queen bedrooms connected via Jack & Jill bathroom.

Third Floor - Fourth Bedroom (Loft) with Queen sleeper sofa and 2 sets of bunk beds. Also a trundle bed here. The loft also opens up to a private balcony where we have installed kid-proof locks for safety.

Guest House

Living Room with fold out sleeper sofa, kitchenette and 1 bedroom with Queen Bed. Full bathroom also.

Centrally located just steps to the beach (1 block to public beach access) with a private pool in your own back yard and ocean views from 2cd and 3rd story balconies.

Total of 7 TVs, 6 DVD players, XBOX in bunk room, WiFi access throughout both houses. Screened Porch overlooking private pool, privacy fence around back yard & pool area. 150 yards to public beach access.

House is within walking distance of the Destin Commons outdoor mall and several restaurants (Crab Trap, Beachwalk Cafe, 790 on the Beach, Camilles). There is a also a church playground a few houses down the street for smaller children.

Pool Heat available for an additional $130 for the week. Pool heat not required May through September.

More Details

Linda Williams
Member since: 2011
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Linda Williams

We live in Destin and own & manage this house ourselves.

Linda Williams purchased this house in 2011

Why Linda Williams chose Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach neighborhood of Destin is a nice neighborhood with easy beach accesses. We like the nearby restaurants and easy walk to Henderson State Park beach from this neighborhood.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jack and Jill connects Queen Bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , Each Queen Bedroom has it's own vanity outside of bath.
    Guest House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for washing off beach sand
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Private walk-around balcony
    Larger Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Also has sitting area for reading/relaxing
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd Bedroom. Shares Jack and Jill bathroom w/ other Queen
    Guest House Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in Living Area of Guest House
    Loft Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed , Balcony here too with ocean views.
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom. (1) King in Guest House Bedroom. Queen size beds (2) in 2cd floor bedrooms. Twin size beds (5) in 3rd floor Loft. Queen sleeper sofa in 3rd Floor loft. Queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living. Full sleeper sofa in Guest House living.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Home is just steps to beach front road. Public beach access is 1 block away on Shirah Street. Henderson State Park beach a 5 minute walk from Shirah beach access. Lots of open beach here with no concessions or chair rentals. Private pool in back yard with new 6 foot privacy fence. Guest House has new tile and furniture and is a nice oasis away from a big family group.


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average rating of 4.8103447 based on 58 reviews

Vacation Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The accommodation's were great for our family. The owner was great to work with and she even had a nice gift when we arrived. I would recommend staying at this property for a wonderful vacation and beautiful beach. Great neighborhood and only a short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the nice review! Glad you guys had a great vacation!
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Great house. Numerous rooms. Well furnished. Nice neighborhood. Would come back

  • 5 of 5

Great experience

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs and we would definitely return. There were a few items in need of repair but definitely nothing to complain about. When we did have some issues, the owner was incredibly responsive and provided the information necessary to remedy the situation. She was great! We had 17 people and it was a little tight in the living room / gathering area but when the weather was nice the screened in porch and pool helped - along with the guest house in the back. Location is convenient.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for family . Clean, well furnished and decorated. One block from beach!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with 8. Plenty of room for all. The kids loved the option of pool and beach. We all enjoyed biking the area . The teens went off in their own with no worries.

Can’t beat the white sand beach!! Lots of activities.

The house was perfect with plenty of space for all. Kitchen well equipped. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

Nice house & location. Still had a new carpet smell while we were there but that should wear off soon. Beautiful views from 3rd floor balcony. Nice time of year in Destin as not crowded at all.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a nice location and owner is very friendly and helpful. You do have to walk if you want to get to a public location for the beach. The house itself needs a good cleaning and some attention. Light bulbs need replaced in a lot of rooms (Some we would have replaced but couldn't reach). Roof leaked in second floor hallway. Carpet very warn (When booking carpet was suppose to be new by the time we stayed). Many tiles cracked throughout main level. The 2 queen beds in main house were unconfutable. Pool was nice and had a lot of outdoor toys for the children. The price was reasonable, which is probably why the house is in the condition that it was in. Overall the house was average.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We've had an active hurricane season this fall and 3rd floor balcony did leak when Irma & Nate blew through.. We have resealed balcony again so should hold for next hurricane! New carpeting in now and kitchen counters coming next week:) Those queen mattresses both brand new so not sure why they would be uncomfortable.
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790 On The Gulf
Bonefish Grill - Pensacola
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Ft Walton Beach - VPS
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Camilles, Crab Trap, Pompano Joes, 790
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bonefish Grill, TGIF, Jasmine Thai, Camilles
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Car: not necessary

House is in Crystal Beach neighborhood of Destin. It is 3 houses away from ocean front drive. Our house is within walking distance to the Destin Commons shopping area (ideal for families with teenagers). House also very close to a church playground for smaller children and of course a 2 minute walk to the beautiful white sand beaches of Destin! Beach access at Shirah street one block from house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Optional Pool Heat $130 $0
Cleaning per stay $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

VRBO holds a refundable $500 security deposit and this is refunded by VRBO 7 days after your stay assuming no damages. You will see that built into your quote.

Pool heat an additional $130 per week. Pool heat not required during summer months..

We clean the pool for your arrival and re balance chemicals mid week. If you would like daily pool cleaning please contact owner as we can do this for an additional payment to pool company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund