About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 12
Top Reasons to Book this Home!
1. Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below
2. Walk 0.5 mile to Crystal Beach or take the Seasonal Beach Trolley
3. Gated community, Huge Lagoon Pool, Hot tub, Grill/Lounge Area
4. Funky decor, updated flooring, & Flatscreen TVs throughout
5. Master Suite has balcony access, bath w/jetted tub & glass shower.
6. Under 1 mile to Destin Commons
7. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service
*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1400 per month + taxes/fees. To reserve, please contact us (Property Manager) to give you a quote with this Special Rate. Currently, this can't be booked online. The Fun Pass is not available on monthly rentals.
Betting On The Sun is beautifully decorated, with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and flatscreen TV's. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. There is a bedroom on the first floor with a queen bed and bunk beds. Also on the first floor is a pull out sofa in the living room. The second floor master has a king-sized bed and another second floor bedroom has a queen sized bed. There is an additional full sized bed in a bonus area on the second floor.
The house also has a full sized laundry room with a washer & dryer, and two parking spots in the driveway, as well as additional overflow parking.
Queen Bedroom with Bunkbed (1st Floor)
Living Room with Sleeper Sofa (1st Floor)
Master Suite with King (2nd floor)
Guest Bedroom with Queen (2nd Floor)
Bonus area with Full sized bed (2nd floor)
Betting On The Sun is located in The Villages of Crystal Beach, which is a Seaside-like development on the east side of Destin. The highly desirable gated neighborhood has attractive, lush landscaping and is maintained in pristine condition.
The pool and spa area is amazing, something you'd find in a world class resort. The lagoon style pool is 30,000 square feet of gorgeous, sparkling clean water, with a walk-in area, three waterfalls, spa and lavish landscaping, and plenty of sitting areas for your group to enjoy. It also has surround sound, a flat screen TV, and a grilling area to help you relax and get in the beach groove.
You won't be disappointed with Betting On The Sun - this house is sure to please your whole group!
Please note that there are parking restrictions within the Villages of Crystal Beach. There are two parking spaces available in the driveway of the home with an overflow lot for one additional vehicle. Trailers, boats, and motorcycles are not allowed within the community gates; alternate parking arrangements will need to be made for these items.
Fun Pass; Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy ONE free admission each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling, Dolphin Cruise & Baytowne available Mar-Oct. Golf is available from November through February on nearby courses.
It's a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Walk the two short blocks to the beach, or hop on the free trolley. Nearby are 6 miles of paved trails - perfect for both walking or biking.
Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest! Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.
Our policies for renting to under 25's are:
1. Under age groups will be allowed at our discretion.
2. an extra $100 per person ($1000 min. for houses/$500 min. for condos) refundable CASH damage deposit, to be paid at time of check in
3. extra 25% premium
4. check-in at office
5. you must be present for a check-out inspection
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About RealJoy Reservations
Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!
Why RealJoy Reservations chose Crystal Beach
The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!
What makes this House unique
Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team’s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.
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Everything was perfect. Clean house. We all fit confortable.
Hi Ingrid. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely home. We’re happy to hear everything was perfect for your stay and the home was clean and spacious. Our teams work hard to keep the units clean and comfortable for our guests. Thanks again for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy!
Wonderful house with lots of room!
Very roomy house. Great for a large group. Three separate bedrooms which was great for us. We only had six of us so had lots of room. Master suite is fabulous! Loved having three bathrooms. Only drawback was that balcony can only be accessed through master suite. Pool area was fabulous. So beautiful & relaxing. Grounds were lovely & well kept. Short walk or drive to the beach. We would definitely stay here again.
Hi Clark. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely home. We’re happy to hear you had plenty of room for your party of 6 and you enjoyed the short walk to the beach! We value your referrals and hope you will come back to visit. Thank you for choosing Real Joy!
Loved the house, neighborhood and proximity to the beach Neighborhood pool was great!
Very nice property!
Thank you for feedback on your stay at this lovely home. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the house and the proximity to the beach and neighborhood pool! We hope you got to enjoy some of the activities included with your Fun Passes during your stay. Thank you for staying with Real Joy!
Very nice home
Loved the home, very clean and very equipped. I will definitely stay there again when I go to Destin.
We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at this wonderful home. Our teams work hard to keep the units clean and comfortable for our guests. We value your referrals and hope you come back to see us! Thanks again for staying with Real Joy!
Overall we had a great time in this home.
The house was nice and with enough space for our family, but there was a problem with the bathtub upstairs..when we took showers the water would just stay there and it took a while to drain. The furniture in the house was kinda beat up, it could use an update. The sofas were a little old looking and the dinning table as well, one of the chairs was very loose and we were afraid it would break during our stay and then had to pay for it. The beds with the exception of the master room were kinda noise, so with all that being said If the house gets furniture and fresh paint update it would be even better. The location is great, close to everything(beach, pool, restaurants, and shopping stores). With all the money they get monthly, I'm sure they can budget an uplift.
Hi Lorena, we are glad you enjoyed the location of this spacious home near the beach, shops, restaurants and many of the main attractions in Destin. We are sorry for your inconvenience associated with the upstairs shower and this has been repaired. All issues were referred to our property management team and reviewed with the owner. The owner replaced and repaired furniture and had the carpet and tile cleaned. Thank you for your feedback and for staying with Real Joy.
My impression of the property was that all cottages on the outside were very well maintained.
This cottage has a "lay out" that is perfect for many families - very spacious; however, there are numerous negatives! Whoever owns "Betting on the Sun" needs to go mattress shopping in a very big way!! Aside from the master bed, which I honestly can't rave about, the other beds have a lot to be desired. The bunk beds are very wobbly! The downstairs furniture is absolutely horrible - no cushion to any of it! Honestly, it feels like you're sitting on the frames!! I would not consider the kitchen "fully stocked " as advertised. We had to borrow pots from someone else. The best part of this trip was spending quality time with our family. My husband and I paid for the stay. We had hoped to provide comfort and restful sleep choosing this cottage. Take my advice, please, and spend a little bit of what you charge on upgrading to nicer mattresses and furniture!
Hi Fran, we are glad you could spend quality time with your family and hope you enjoyed the location of this spacious home near the beach, shops, restaurants and many of the main attractions in Destin. We are sorry for the inconvenience of the stated issues. All items were referred to our property management team and reviewed with the owner. Pots and pans have been added to the kitchen stock, furniture has been repaired and the carpet and tile have been cleaned. We thank you for your feedback and for staying with Real Joy.