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Relaxing, Beautiful Home w/ Priv. Pool, 2-Story Cabana, Close to Beach!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Home, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 22)

Welcome to Mama's Happy! A beautiful upscale modern beach home with 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a private pool and a 2-story guest cottage located just a block to the pristine beaches of Destin. This home has 3 different living areas providing plenty of privacy for multiple families. Featuring a Private Pool, the house has a 4-Bedroom Main House and a 2-Story, 2 Bedroom Guest Cottage. The home boasts a full gourmet kitchen, lots of dining seats, new comfy beds, TVs in every room. The guest cottage includes a Full Kitchen in in the Upstairs living area and a Kitchenette in the downstairs living area. The Mama's Happy pool area includes a Large Deck with plenty of chairs to enjoy the sun, an outdoor shower, large gas grill, and chaise lounges. We also provide beach chairs, umbrella, pool and beach toys, pool floats, wagon and a push cart to take to the beach.

Destin Commons outdoor shopping mall, with stores like Bass Pro Shop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, Talbots, Books A Million, and a 14-movie stadium seating theater, along with countless fantastic restaurants, are located just a few blocks away! Walking distance to nearly everything you could want on your vacation including Camille's Restaurant for your morning coffee.

Your vacation time here is sure to be relaxing and enjoyable. Sleeps 22.


First Floor: Light, airy living room with a 55" SmartTV, queen sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, Queen bedroom, Bunk Room (sleeps 4), full bath, and full-size washer and dryer.

Second Floor: The master suite upstairs has a King bed, private bath with an Air Tub (you have got to try this!), double sinks, stand-up shower, TV in the bathroom, AND Smart TV in the bedroom area. The second story also has a bedroom with 2 Queen beds and beautiful wrap-around porch area with plenty of seating to enjoy your morning coffee.

Third Floor: Loft with beautiful views of the emerald waters of the Gulf!


First Floor: Living room with Queen sleeper sofa, flat screen Smart TV, kitchen area with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and sink, hall bath, and king bedroom with TV. There is also a full bath.

Second Floor: Living room with Queen sleeper sofa, flat screen TV, full kitchen including refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, coffee maker, sink. King Bed with Full Bath.

Small dogs considered for an additional $200/dog pet fee (max 2). The pool can be heated for an additional $245+/week.

***Families welcome*** Minimum renting age 25 years old (We DO NOT RENT TO COLLEGE STUDENTS or chaperoned groups). This home requires a 7-night minimum stay with certain seasons requiring a Saturday to Saturday stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Janet Kiley
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family of 18 recently stayed at Mama’s Happy house in Destin, FL. This house is beautiful and walking distance from the beach. Our kiddos loved the pool and we couldn’t keep them out. The service was awesome! Would totally recommend this house to anyone looking for a rental home in Destin, FL.
Jun 2014
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Double Queen Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cabana Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Cabana Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 Queens with En Suite Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , 2 sets of twin/twin bunks
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin beds (4), Queen Sleeper Sofa (2), sleeps 18
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect week in the perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier staying in Mama's Happy. The house is beautiful and so comfortable. You are literally steps from the beach access and minutes from any and everything you need in Destin. We had four adults, two tweens and a baby. There was plenty of room for spreading out but we mostly congregated in the living area or around the long, awesome table. We shared meals and found the kitchen to be so well stocked with pots, pans and baking dishes. The pool was perfect for the little one and the pool house was perfect for the little family of three. We appreciate all the extras this house has to offer. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a great time at Mama's Happy and appreciated the extras the homeowner has provided! We look forward to seeing you again, Michael! Take care!
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Reunion getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I somewhat chose "Mamas Happy" based on previous reviews. We have 5 children and a number of grandchildren, so we needed a large place. In sum, we loved the place. Our kids loved the proximity to the beach (although we were very disappointed with the behavior of the condo managers at the access point, who do everything to grab every inch of sand that they can). We loved the pool. It wasn't huge, but served our purposes well. The accommodations in the separate house were perfect for our visiting families. The home was obviously well taken care of. The location was VERY close to everything that we needed. Finally, Chris and Janet went out of their way to respond quickly to any needs that we had.

In short, the kids told me that it was one of our best reunions ever. Thanks, guys!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad Mama's Happy met the needs of your large family! You came during a very busy time of year (peak season) and like all beach along our coast, space is at a premium. We're glad you had a good time and hope to see you on a future trip to our piece of paradise!!
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Awesome, awesome, awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, roomy, beautiful, easy short walk to the beach, we'll stocked kitchen with good pots and pans. Colors are cheerful and happy and decor is inviting. Great for multiple families. Enjoyed our stay. 6 couples stayed at the house with one infant...plenty of comfortable seating. Loved this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the house! We look forward to hosting your group again on a future trip to Destin!
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Evansville, IN

Our new favorite place to vacation in Florida!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed many places along the Panhandle of Florida and Destin is now our favorite! Staying at Mama's Happy made our trip extremely enjoyable. We took our 10 month old son on his first trip and the set up at Mama's Happy was perfect for us. The only con I would say about the location is that the public beach access from the house is not a very big beach area and fills up quickly (the condos on both sides of public access have it blocked off for condo tenants only to use), so if you want room to set up your things comfortably I would get there early. Overall, we will definitely return to Destin and if we go with a larger group would love to stay at this house again. Thanks to the owners for a pleasant stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review of Mama’s Happy, Audra! We look forward to hosting you and your family and friends on another trip to our beautiful area!
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Mama's Happy home made all of us HAPPY!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several homes in St. George Island, Tarpon Springs and Topsail and none of them compare to Mama's Happy!!!! The location, layout of home and pool were exactly what we were looking for. Chris and Janet were very accommodating and replied to all of our questions via email within an hour. This is a great home to vacation and we look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Dez! We really enjoyed having you and your family and friends stay with us. We hope you’ll choose Mama’s Happy again when you come back to our area!
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at mamas happy for a week. It was a great house. It had plenty of room for my family of 17. The house has plenty of pool and beach toys! It was very close to the beach. Walking distance away from the beach less then 5 minutes! Huge plus! The only con is the house could use more towels we had to wash towels everyday to make sure there were enough for everyone to take a bath.

One tip is the area of the beach where the house is gets very crowded early. We learned half way during our trip to send my husband at 5:00 am to set up all our beach stuff and we had a ocean view spot and it was right by the stairs!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Kera! I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and the many amenities we offer. The location being so close to the beach is a big plus for families like yours with younger children. I'll be sure to check our towel inventory to ensure enough towels are put out for our guests (we would have been happy to drop extras off had we known we were short). Thanks again for staying with us, and we hope to see you on a future visit to Destin!
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Car: recommended