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Castaway Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi, Golf Cart

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

CASTAWAY COTTAGE in beautiful Crystal Beach, Destin, Florida.

Our charming beach cottage features 3 bedrooms, one King and two Queens plus a PRIVATE POOL and Pirate Buggy!

We purchased this charming single level cottage

located just 2 blocks from beautiful 'Crystal Beach, Destin Florida'. We have had so much fun decorating and tried to make it as comfortable as if you were at home and hope you will like it as much as we do.

The location of Castaway Cottage is perfect for your visit to the Destin area with easy access to the beach (with our Pirate Buggy (golf cart), beach bikes or easy stroll), shopping and restaurants. 'Crystal Beach Cottages in Destin Florida' are known for their charming picket fences and colorful 'beachy' exteriors. Enter through the arbor to stone pavers with lush palms. Relax on the front porch, listen to the waves and enjoy calming gulf breezes!

Castaway Cottage features a spacious living dining combination decorated to create a private tropical oasis. The living area has a sofa, love seat, bamboo easy chair with storage foot rest. The guys will love the 55 inch flat screen with Blu Ray player, Bose sound system plus premium Cable TV. Stay connected with WiFi. A Cozy fireplace will cut the chill from late night dips in your private pool. Our kitchen is fully furnished with all NEW stainless steel applicances and will impress the most descriminating chef!

Just off the living room is the Master Suite with King plush bedding, charming bay window seating and 32 inch TV with a built in DVD player. The master bedroom has it's own private bath with a soaking tub / shower with glass doors, large 'sit down' dressing vanity complete with hair dryer and lighted make up mirror.

From the kitchen enter into the 'gaming area' with it's own 32 inch flat screen, Blu Ray player plus ***X BOX ONE ****. The laundry room is just off the alcove and features a washer/dryer, iron and board plus pool towels complete with a Castaway 'Wilson' volleyball.

A hallway seperates two additional Queen bedrooms, each with their own 24inch cable TV's with built in DVD players. At the end of the hall is a full bath with tub/shower combination.

French doors lead to a spacious covered back porch with patio furniture for relaxing and enjoying the view of the landscaped yard and pool. A TEN FOOT privacy fence will ensure those late night skinning dipping swims in the 9 X 24 foot pool. Feel secure with our alarm system with 'door alarms' so you know who is coming / going to the pool area.

Prepare those freshly caught seafood delights on your gas grill. Dine under the stars from your private Castaway Cottage

backyard oasis.

We love to pamper our guest with plush robes, pool towels and other surprise treats. We have decorated and furnished our Destin Beach home as if we were living there and invite you to come experience true Southern Hospitality.

Castaway Cottage welcomes small pampered pets, because we know pets are family too! Castaway Cottage, perfect accommodations from romantic honeymoon getaway's to family vacations. We hope to see you soon!

Patty and Darwin

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Patty and Darwin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Patty and Darwin

We are so fortunate to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. We currently own several cabins in Pigeon Forge and have had years of experience with 'vacation rental property'. All our properties are furnished with the guest in mind and hope that our visitors here will also enjoy our Destin Beach Cottage. Our business Affordable Cabins in the Smokies keeps us quite busy, but we still love to ride our Harley in the national park and hike with our pets. Our two small dogs travel with us everywhere we go and we know true pet lovers will and have respected our properties.

Off time includes enjoying nature from our back porch and cooking on the grill.

Patty and Darwin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Patty and Darwin chose Crystal Beach

We have vacationed in Destin for years with family and friends. We love the quaint 'village atmosphere, sandy white beaches, seafood and deep sea fishing.

We would always play 'Wilson' (volleyball) at the beach or pool.

We were quite blessed when the opportunity became available to purchase this cottage and hence the name, Castaway Cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Two fenced in yards are perfect for pets, easy location to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Hop on the bikes or cruise Scenic 98 along the beach in our Pirate Buggy. Our guest love the extra amenities you won't find anywhere else!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect Destin Retreat

Completely outfitted home with perfect amenities. The house was very clean, comfortable, and a wonderful seaside retreat. The golf cart was fun and handy for quick rides to the beach, and the backyard pool was a huge hit with our kids. We slept like babies in the comfortable beds with high-thread-count sheets, and the neighborhood was quiet. Unlike most vacations, noise was not a factor, which allowed us to sleep in as late as we wanted. And the fully-fenced yard allowed our small dog to enjoy the outdoors when we were outside, too. The nearby shopping and eateries rounded out this stellar vacation. Even though our drive was a long one, we would do it again in a heartbeat if we could stay at Castaway Cottage. Perfect vacaton!
Jun 2014
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Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Garden Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) New plush mattress, Queen size Beds (2) New plush mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cruise the beach with our new Golf Cart (pirate buggy) or enjoy 4 Beach Bikes for crusing the neighborhood


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Castaway Cottage, Private Pool, Wifi, Golf Cart
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

charming cottage, with so many amenities

  • 5 of 5

Never have I stayed in a vacation unit that had so many amenities. I felt like I was at home. Perfect location to shopping restaurants and the beach, can't wait to go back

Tracy and William

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Castaway Cottage this summer and it was an amazing experience. We brought two 15 year old boys with us (first time beach goers) and they absolutely loved it. The house is quietly private and such a convienient golf cart ride to restaurants and the beach. I loved the attention to detail and the coziness of this house (even sea shell imprints in the tiles). We definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2 time staying at Castaway Cottage !! We love how close it is to the beach , shopping and restaurants. Love the back porch, so nice to sit there and drink your morning coffee. It is a quiet area, making it enjoyable sitting outside day or night. And the private pool is just the right size for relaxing and to get out of the sun. I am sure this is not our last stay at Castaway Cottage !! Very inviting rental, a must to rent !!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy a Pampered Private Plush stay in Paradise in Crystal Beach/Destin

  • 5 of 5

The two weeks we spent together with our small pets in this lovely cottage felt like borrowing someone's personal home. Castaway Cottage is well-appointed with quality kitchenware, plush linens, & any amenity we needed during our stay. We marveled at the thoughtful touches which felt more like luxuries rather than "rental unit" supplies i.e. sharp knives, frosted glasses in the freezer, upgraded & festive beach interior decor, scented candles. Comfy beds. Spacious. The private courtyard & pool were secluded & romantic under the stars & fun by day. We enjoyed lovely evenings outdoors on the patio grilling & reclining on the chaises. Toodling around in the pirate buggy to the beach & out for dinner was a real treat. We even got "carry-out" from Outback Steakhouse in the buggy, LOL. Several tasty places to dine within walking or buggy distance. Be sure to review the onsite tips manual. Just superb. Southern Hospitality at its finest. We WILL return.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What can I say, Perfect in every way is the only way to describe this cottage. Not only is it beautiful on the inside and out but it holds everything you could ask for to ensure the best vacation of a lifetime! Patty and Darwin have left nothing to chance to make sure all you have to do is relax. Relax is just what we did! The location is so central that you really never need to move the car. Just take the Castaway Cart wherever you need to go - the beach, great shopping, movies and outstanding restaurants are just a zip away in your personal transport. The salt water pool was a "dream come true" followed by a good book on the beautiful covered porch. I can honestly say that this cottage was the best rental experience I have ever had. If you have the opportunity you should take advantage of very special cottage for a vacation you will never forget. Personally, I can't wait to get back again!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guest in our little piece of paradise! We are so glad you enjoyed Castaway. We appreciate you and We look forward to your return stay! Patty and Darwin
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  • 5 of 5

For lack of a better word FANTASTIC. Patty and Darwin have gone out of their way to ensure a great place to stay. The cottage is very clean, secure and great amenities. I had many questions and they were always available to answer. The décor was fabulous. The cottage location is central to everything. Will definitely be back for another vacation. Thanks for sharing this little piece of paradise with others.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aaahhhh shucks, boy do we appreciate guest like you. Can't wait for you guys to come back to our gem in Destin. Patty and Darwin
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Destin Commons
"from shopping to theaters, this mall has it all! An easy walk from Castaway "
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"A must for all the outlet shoppers"
Pompano Joe's
"Cruise the beach in your golf cart and stop in at Pompano Joe's, A great location to dine or..."
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
"An unique shopping / dining experience! Love the oyster bar!"
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
"Easy to get to from Castaway!"
"Walk from Castaway! A must treat for awesome food! "
Publix Super Market
"Just across 98 from Castaway, for all your grocery needs, plus a great deli, ck out their c..."
AMC Destin Commons 14
"Kids and adults will love this theater! Located across 98 from Castaway!"
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
"awesome poboys, you MUST try the red beans and rice!!! Geaux Saints!!!!"
Is That 4 Me Boutique
"Cutest boutique in Destin, must shop for cool comfortable clothing in all sizes, awesome sca..."
McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
"love the atmosphere and food"
Shark Shop
"What a fun place to shop for all your Shark tank items!"
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Scenic 98
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Crystal Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Car: not necessary

Soak in the sun at the beach, relax in your own private pool, take the 'Pirate Buggy' or bikes out for a cruise or take in the many other amenities located two short blocks from our 'Castaway Cottage', such as the renowned Destin Commons, with its 75 plus stores, including the new 55,000 square foot Bass Pro Shop, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie, the renowned Hard Rock Cafe, the Rave Motion Picture theater, and the Publix grocery store, to name but a few. The Destin Commons has received over 20 million visitors! If golfing is your 'bag', treat yourself to any of the 15 finest, world-class golf courses available, such as Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, 4 courses in Sandestin, and Camp Creek.

The Destin Harbor is minutes away for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, boating and jet-skiing. The harbor is your gateway to the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico! And how about the many fine eateries serving up their fresh catch of the day (many are withing walking distance from our cottage).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
damage waiver $49 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

optional trip insurance allows for refunds due to last minute covered cancellations,
No refunds, a change of dates allowed with a 60 notice during peak summer months, 30 days any other

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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