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

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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 pool that sits between the front and back cottages.

Enjoy your large patio area, gas grill, & three outdoor dining tables that surround the lagoon 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

Property Manager
Linsey Evans
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Linsey Evans

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.


Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Perfect for large families & groups, Private Pool, Short Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Fabulous property for large group or family.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful houses, furnishings, outdoor areas and only 2 blocks from the beach and only a few blocks from restaurants, book stores, & ice cream!

It was PERFECT for our family's spring break!

Thank you Linsey!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much! I look forward to your return!
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nashville tennessee

Great location and is set up for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had 21 people from 7 families for a week long softball tournament. Every family had their own room with the two houses. Pool was in the perfect location and plenty of room around it too. Manager went above and. Beyond. If we had any issues she was on it and resolved it quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. Just a few blocks from the beach and can accommodate a large group. We took my daughter and her friends for a senior trip so the guest house worked out perfect to house them. The private pool was great as well. We will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house close to the beach. Fun, fun, fun!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house for our large family and extended family. Clean with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. It was close to the beach and quiet.

I only gave it four stars because there was one pretty major issue. The internet did not work in the back house. The wireless router was at the front of the front house and did not extend to the back house. It made it very difficult to keep up with emails and everything else you might use the internet for. I would suggest moving the router to the back of the front house so it will cover the entire property.

Overall, our experience was good and we would rent the house again if we come back to Destin.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. I will get an internet extender installed to improve the connection.
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Beautiful Houses with Plenty of Space

  • 5 of 5

Overall Luna Mermaid was better than expected. We were a little concerned about the square footage for 4 large families but there was plenty of space for everyone! We had 8 adults and 13 kids ranging from 1 to 16. Everyone had a place to sleep. There were a few trundle beds that we hadn't expected and weren't included in the descriptions so they were nice surprises!

There was also plenty of parking! We had 6 cars here at one point and everyone had a place to park without blocking the sidewalks.

All of the rooms were beautifully decorated in very modern decore. The landscaping was very tasteful and we spent a lot of time walking around and playing outside. The kids spent countless hours playing games in the yard.

The pool was definitely larger than it looked in the pictures and there was plenty of outdoor seating and lounge chairs. We stayed in March so we chose to heat the pool and it got really warm, really quickly! It almost got too hot because the weather was fantastic. The back guest house does open directly to the pool so it is not ideal for younger children. We chose to keep the little kids in the main house because the pool has a gate and can be blocked from the main house. The main house also has the only bathtub, if needed for younger kids!

The location is about 4 blocks from the ocean and you can't see it from the house. We enjoyed the quiet street with very little traffic and didn't mind the walk. Unfortunately, the carts to haul stuff to the beach had flat tires so they weren't helpful. I'm sure if we would have called they would have been fixed but it wasn't a huge deal for us.

The public beach access point is rather small, maybe 15 yards wide, so you do need to get down to the beach early to get a spot. This is because there are 2 resorts on either side that had workers patrolling the beach! There are lifeguards stationed nearby which was nice with so many children with us.

The location was great in relation to the mall and many restaurants. You can walk to get dinner and ice cream or even shopping at the mall or Walgreens but you can't hear the noise or have to deal with any of that traffic.

We will definitely be looking into this house again for the fall. 7 days flew by quickly and we didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Phenomenal Thanksgiving Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Was an incredible stay. I stayed with my family members for a week and everyone would agree that this is 5/5 stars. Great pool that everyone loved and near everything including an outdoor mall. I recommend this for anyone and everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please visit again soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Walton, Panama City
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach Pavilion, Destin

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. Short and easy walk to beach access.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
5 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
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 3
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning/ Admin $550 + Tax
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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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