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Perfect for large families & groups, Private Pool, Short Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 23), 2 blocks to the beach

'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is your dream beach house! This beautifully furnished seven bedroom, six bathroom beach cottage and separate guest house is located in the highly sought after Crystal Beach community. The 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is only 2 blocks (a short walk) from the beach. It is conveniently located within walking distance to Destin Commons, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Publix, many restaurants and world class shopping, an IMAX movie theater, Legendary Marina, and so much more!

'Luna Mermaid' features a large, 12x36 private heated saltwater pool that sits between the front and back cottages.

Enjoy your large patio area, gas grill, & three outdoor dining tables that surround the lagoon saltwater pool. Rinse off after a day at the beach in your two outdoor showers. The pool and patio are enclosed with a privacy fence.

There is a full living room in both cottages with 55' & 51' LCD televisions. Both living rooms have plenty of comfortable seating. There is a full kitchen with new appliances in both cottages. Also, both cottages have their own washer & dryer. All seven bedrooms have their own LCD televisions.

This home is very spacious at over 3300 square feet. Perfect for large families that want to spend time together, but still need their own space & privacy. The Main house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath. The Back Cottage is 3 bedroom, 3 bath. The large pool sits between the two houses, with a privacy fence that surrounds the pool and spacious patio area. Large driveway with plenty of off street parking.

Both cottages were renovated in 2012. New carpet, furniture, and tile. The wood floors were refinished and the kitchens were remodeled.

Bedroom & Bathroom layout is as follows....

Main House:

Bedroom 1: King Bed with additional daybed

Bedroom 2: King Bed

Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

Bedroom 4: Two Sets of Bunk Beds, kid room

Bathroom 1: Full Bathroom, whirpool tub & separate shower, off master, double sinks

Bathroom 2: Double Sinks, Shower, serves bedroom 2 and 3

Bathroom 3: Full Bathroom, shower only, good for kids, off of bunk room

Guest House:

Bedroom 5: King Bed

Bedroom 6: King Bed

Bedroom 7: 2 Sets of Bunk Beds

Living Room Sofa pulls out to a Queen

Bathroom 4: Full Bathroom, shower only

Bathroom 5: Full Bathroom, shower only

Bathroom 6: Full Bathroom, shower only

This one-of-a kind private beach retreat is just 2 blocks to 'The most beautiful beaches in the U.S.A'. according to U.S. travel magazine! The tropical landscaping and the laid back feeling you get that only a private home provides will keep you coming back year after year. Come relax, kick off your shoes, and enjoy paradise at the 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House'! Just 2 blocks to the emerald green Gulf of Mexico! Book early! This house gets booked up quickly!

We do not rent to students under 25!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
JoJo & Linsey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About JoJo & Linsey

Cottages Near the Sea was created by mother and daughter team, JoJo Smoak and Linsey Keich. 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 Near the Sea, giving us a unique opportunity to provide hands on service that is unparalleled.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Perfect for large families & groups, Private Pool, Short Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

I love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic house and has fantastic owners. They were very prompt in answering any questions and getting some replacement light bulbs put in on the porch when they died.

This house was perfect for our group vacation. Right next to the beach and walking distance to the grocery store and some amazing food stops!

It was very clean and well maintained. I will definitely be keeping this house in mind for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a reunion here and had the best time. We thought we wouldn't like it because it wasn't on the beach but it turned out to be just the opposite. Great place and will stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vicksburg, Mississippi

Best house ever

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have destination Thanksgiving every year and this house was by far the best one yet! There was plenty of room for everyone to stretch out. The pool was a welcome addition and enjoyed by all. The beach is a short (very short) walk straight from the driveway. Close to malls and Walmart. Great time had by all!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandparents Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 generations, 17 total family members. Six different households represented. Plenty of room for everyone to have privacy. Plenty of parking and house well stocked. Short walk to beach even the 3 and 4 year old could walk if needed. The children ages 3 to 16 really enjoyed the pool at night after a day at the beach. Jo-Jo was so kind to bring gas for grill in the middle of day after we ran out. There was not one complaint from anyone in our group, everyone thought it was the perfect set-up and custom made for our family. If we take another family trip to Destin I am sure this would be the first place we would all look into renting.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth,Tx

Great Vacation House

  • 4 of 5

10 Adults, 3 Teens, 7 8-12 yoa, a 4 yoa and a 2 yoa....The Luna Mermaid fit all of us comfortably. Just as anything there were pros and cons. Pros- 1) There was enough parking for our 4 vehicles and a trailer, and we could have easily fit 3 more vehicles 2) The walk to the beach was as listed, a short walk and the two wagons the house supplied made it easy to tote the needed items 3) The front house and cottage were very spacious and there are enough bathrooms to accomodate 20 plus 4) The pool was bigger than expected 5) The back patio around the pool was great with adequate seating to lounge and/or eat outside 6) The Harbor Walk is a short drive away and there were multiple shopping places, eating establishments and anything else of need just around the corner. 7) Management contacted a repair man to come out on a Sunday to look at the fridge

Cons- 1) The bed in the front bedroom of the front house was terrible, however the rest of the beds were average or above. 2) Flood lighting on the rear of the house and on the cottage towards the pool did not work 3) The provided umbrella for the outside table was very old, torn and worn 4) The pool will turn your hair blue/green (Hint-put ketchup in your hair for 20-30 minutes and it washes it out) 5) No trashbags available 6) Dirty Carpet 7) The fridge/freezer in the front house did not cool properly, even though a repair man came out and advised it was working properly, it did not freeze our fish that we had caught on a fishing trip

I would recommend this place to anybody overall. Short walk to the beach, spacious, bath and beds to accomodate 20 plus, the gas grill worked well, the pool was big enough that we had 15 people in it and had room to move around.....Hope this is helpful

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We took a rare family vacation, decided to try Destin. Chose to stay at Luna Mermaid and it was absolutely perfect!! Short walk to the beach, short walk to shopping, cozy, comfortable, private, great neighborhood, has everything you need! Barely used the pool, but it was great for the couple times someone wanted to. Eating in the kitchen in the morning with all the windows to look out, and the birds singing....awesome. We absolutely loved staying here, and if we come again we won't even bother looking to stay anywhere else...this is it!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at "Luna Mermaid"! We hope you will return again very soon!
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Great location! Less than 1 mile from Destin Commons, outdoor shopping complex with movie theater, restaurants, and shops. 2 blocks from beach access. Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation golf courses a couple miles away. Outlet malls 5 miles away. Marina 1 mile away.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Spring 5
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 6
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 1
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 3
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 3
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/ Admin $550 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do not rent to students under 25!

$300 due at the time of reservation. Second payment made 90 days prior to arrival by check or personal check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , king bed plus daybed, main house
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pullout queen couch in back cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , front cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , front cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunks, 4 twins, main house
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , back cottage
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , back cottage
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunks, 4 twins, back cottage
  • Main House: King size beds (2), futon/ daybed in master, Queen size Beds (1), 2 sets of bunk beds. Back Cottage: King size beds (2), Sleeper sofa in back cottage living room (queen), 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Two Full Kitchens. Two full living areas. Both have large (51' and 55') LCD televisions. All bedrooms have new LCD televisions. Both cottages have a washer & dryer.

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