Pet Friendly, Gulf Views, 500 Ft to Beach

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Down to Kokomo'

Take the advice of the Beach Boys and come on 'Down to Kokomo'! Get here fast and then take it slow; that’s where you want to go, on down to Kokomo Row!

You know you are at the beach when you drive into our little community called Crystal Beach. Colorful houses and white picket fences line the streets. Kokomo Kove is a small 2 street neighborhood just feet from the Gulf of Mexico, and both streets end with cul-de-sacs. No thru traffic so lots of privacy! As you are turning into the neighborhood, look directly across the street beachside, and you will see our dedicated beach access!

Our 3 story home is located just 500 feet from the Gulf of Mexico on a quiet cul-de-sac. As soon as you step out of the car you'll feel you are in a tropical forest. You definitely know you are at the beach when you walk into a world of color. Our home is warm and inviting but absolutely fun and bright. There are no boring rooms in this house!

The living room, kitchen and dining room are an open concept so it makes this space feel large and inviting. Guests can be sitting in the living room, cooking in the kitchen or sitting at the dining room table, and all can be included in the conversation if they want to be. If not, it's cozy enough for each room to have its own gathering space. Enjoy a 46” HDTV with WIFI, Netflix and a Blue Ray Player in the living room. The couch makes into a queen size bed when needed or can be used as a twin to sleep one person.

We have 2 bedrooms and 1 bath downstairs. Each bedroom has a queen bed and you'll love the feel of the 300-600 ct 100% cotton sheets. There's plenty of space in the closets for you to put your clothes away so you won't have to be stepping over luggage on the floor. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan for those who need a little extra breeze to sleep along with 32' flat screen TV's.

The downstairs bath has a large walk-in travertine shower and 2 sinks. There is a fully enclosed outdoor shower so when it's crunch time for getting ready, someone can step out there and knock out a quick one. Towels are right inside the back door. Just grab one on your way out!

The laundry room is equipped with a washer and dryer along with places to hang towels and swim suits when you come back from the beach.

The Master Bedroom and bath are on the 2nd floor. This very large room has a king size bed and a twin size sleeper chair great for when you need to keep a child close. The furniture is completely built in so there is an abundance of storage space. Two ceiling fans hang from a beam in the vaulted ceiling. This room has a 32” Sony HDTV.

Adjoining the Master Bedroom is a Master Bath with 2 sinks, walk-in shower, and large Jacuzzi bath. The bath sits in a bay window and has a beautiful candle chandelier for those evenings when you just want to get away from everyone, relax and enjoy a romance novel. Or on a less romantic side, throw the kids in there and let them play while they wash off the sand.

Now head on up to the 3rd floor. This spacious room can be used as a bedroom, a game room or both. The sofa sleeper makes a queen bed, the chair and half makes a twin bed, and there's a game table for just having fun and enjoying the 360 degree panoramic view of Crystal Beach. It's 50 feet up so you can see the gulf, the lake, and all the house tops from our 17 windows on this floor. There's a door for privacy and the room is stocked with games. This room also has a 26' flat screen TV.

You’ll have a hard time deciding which deck you want to spend your free time on, the front porch, the back deck or off the Master on the second floor.

The back deck is a great place to gather with family or friends to watch the sunset or have a beer with the cook while he/she is grilling dinner on the gas grill. It has a side burner in case you want to boil up some shrimp to go along with those awesome New York Strips you're going to have.

Don’t forget the fully enclosed hot/cold shower perfect for washing off the sand after a day at the beach and to use it as an extra shower when needed.

The front porch is perfect for your morning coffee. Enjoy the lush landscaping and saying hi to the walkers and bike riders as they pass by for their morning exercise. Maybe they will inspire you to do the same.

The deck off the Master has 2 chaise lounge chairs so you can sun, enjoy an afternoon nap or just sit and read.

We have a fenced backyard and are pet friendly. The cul-de-sac is a great place for the kids to roller blade, play hockey, throw a football or frisbie and ride their bikes. You can sit on the porch and watch them or keep an eye on them from the living room and kitchen.

Please email owner for additional pictures!

You will absolutely love Down to Kokomo!

Keywords: 3 bedrooms, cul-de-sac, beach view, pet friendly, Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, kid friendly, gulf view, sleeps 6-12

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2468 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    The house is very kid friendly. We have a pack-n-play and a booster seat....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed outside. Strictly enforced....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Down to Kokomo is pet friendly. A maximum of two pets are allowed with prior approval, and provided pet is housebroken, up-to-date on all vaccinations/flea/tick/heartworm treatments and not prone to damaging property. When making reservations it is very important that you let us know you will be bringing a pet. A nonrefundable PET FEE of $18 daily for one pet, $30 daily for two pets in addition to the rental amount will be required if pet is approved....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    North Downstairs Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    South Downstairs Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Master Bedroom has King and Chair and half twin....moreless

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleeper sofa and chair and half twin privacy door...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) Each of the downstairs bedrooms has a queen bed., Baby Cribs (1) We have a pack-n-play and a booster seat., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) We have 2 twin sleeper chairs and 2 queen sleeper sofas. One of the sleeper sofas and a twin chair are on the 3rd floor. One sleeper chair in the master bedroom and queen sofa in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Spacious with jacuzzi tub...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large travertine walk in shower...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower is completely enclosed for privacy....moreless

  • Two full baths and privacy outdoor shower.

Other Amenities

  • Netflix account, 3 decks to enjoy, Coffee in the morning on the from porch, sunning on the 2nd floor master bedroom deck, watching the sunset or hanging out at night on the back porch deck. Our 3rd Floor has 17 windows which provide full panoramic view of the Cyrstal Beach community including lake and gulf views. Great place to watch the sunset each day! 100% Cotton Sheets 300-600 thread count Hot/Cold fully enclosed outdoor shower that can be used to clean off after a visit to the beach or as a 3rd shower when everyone is getting ready to go out shopping or dining....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    We have games and puzzles on 3rd floor. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Netflix account and Blue Ray Player Cox Communications...moreless

  • Television:

    (4) Netflix account and Blue Ray Player 46' Flat Screen HDTV in living room 32' Flat Screen HDTV in master bedroom 32' Flat Screen HDTV's in the downstairs bedrooms 26' Flat Screen on 3rd floor...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There are several movie DVD's in Master Bedroom...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View:

    Lake view on east side of 3rd floor...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View:

    Water view on South side. 17 windows on 3rd floor gives a full panoramic view of gulf, lake and entire Crystal Beach community....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    In addition to the dining table we have a bar that will sit two along with TV trays. We also have one booster seat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300-600 ct 100% cotton sheets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    46' Flat screen TV and Blue Ray player for Netflix account....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway can accommodate up to 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless throughout house....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen including almost any spice you might need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Front Porch Deck has bench seating and bistro tables, Back Deck has group seating and gas grill, fully enclosed outdoor shower, Master 2nd Floor Deck has 2 Chaise Lounge Chairs,...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical landscaping....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 6 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 29 - Feb 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200 $2,800
Mar 1 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak Summer
May 27 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%


Must be 25 years or older. No college groups!

Check in time is 4:00pm Check out time is 10:00am SHARP!

Preferred method of payment is eCheck but do accept Mastercard, Discover and Visa.

Pet Fee $126 for one pet, $210 for two pets

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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There is a beach service that rents chairs and umbrellas, wave runners and other beach activities within feet of our dedicated beach access. Chairs and umbrellas can be rented by the day or week.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We raised our family in this house and have enjoyed every minute of the 17 years we were able to live here. Our loss is your gain because you get to share this amazing home and our beautiful beaches. Enjoy!

Why the Owner Chose Destiny West, Destin, FL, USA:
You will find that 'Down to Kokomo' is more like a home away from home than a rental property. Because this is still our home when we don't have guests staying, we keep everything in tip top shape. All maintenance is addressed often and I go out of my way to ensure that the quality you see in the pictures is exactly what you get when you check in. You will not be disappointed if you choose 'Down to Kokomo!'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Less than 5 min walk to beach, private beach walkover, private neighborhood, no through streets, beach rental service adjacent to walkover so access to beach chairs/umbrellas, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards. Tons of shopping only 5 min drive away.

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Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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