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Periwinkle Cottage-3BR- Book 4 Spring Break-Walk2Beach-Real Joy Fun Pass

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8

Top Reasons to Book this Amazing Cottage!

1. Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below

2. Four Blocks from Crystal Beach in Clipper Cove!

3. Community Pool just steps away!

4. Periwinkle Cottage is all one level.

5. A mile from the Crab Trap restaurant and Destin Commons

6. Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1500 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.

You'll love this tastefully appointed beach home - and the location can't be beat!

Periwinkle Cottage is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that sleeps 8.

There's a king in the master bedroom,

a queen in the 2nd bedroom and

two twins in the third.

There's also a sleeper sofa in the living room.

This house is all on one level and has a walk in shower. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances and the house is steps from the community pool.

This house in located in charming Crystal Beach, which is a Seaside-like development on the east side of Destin. The highly desirable neighborhood has attractive, lush landscaping and is maintained in pristine condition. Periwinkle Cottage is on a private street and there are only 60 houses in the neighborhood.

There's plenty of parking, a grill and a washer and dryer for your convenience. Come stay at this well-appointed home in a great, central location!

Fun Pass; Destin Explorer: 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, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling available May-Sept, Dolphin Cruise available Mar-Oct, Water Park available Mem. Day-Labor Day, all other activities are year-round.

Area Attractions:

Nearby are 6 miles of paved trails - perfect for both walking or biking. Pretty, unspoiled, Henderson State Park is also just down the road!

It's a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Walk the 300 yards to the beach or venture over to nearby restaurants or shopping areas.

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:

Under age groups will be allowed at our discretion.

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

extra 25% premium

check-in at office

you must be present for a check-out inspection

More Details

Property Manager
RealJoy Reservations
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I would definitely recommend this house to others. It was a great deal and you could walk to the beach. The open concept made it easy to enjoy everyone's company but the house still felt private with 3 separate bedrooms. It was clean and comfortable.
Nov 2013
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Periwinkle Cottage-3BR- Mar 23 to 25 $720! Walk2Beach- One Level- Fun Pass
average rating of 4.3 based on 12 reviews

Cute house but needs a few repairs

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We had a problem with the refrigerator and freezer not keeping our items cold. When I called RealJoy, they were quick to get us help. We did find the wash machine wasn't spinning the clothes out well which took longer to dry clothes and especially towels. There are several door knobs in the house that do not work well. This includes the side door near the kitchen, the door knob to the laundry room, master bedroom, and the dead bolt to go outside from the master bedroom will not lock. Even though we found these minor problems, we had a great time in the house and enjoyed our times together with family. Thank you for renting the house to us for a few days.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tina. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this great cottage. We’re happy to hear you had a great time in the house and enjoyed your time with family. We’re glad to hear that you had a quick response in regard to the refrigerator/freezer. Thanks for noting a few concerns, we will pass along this information to our operations team to make sure repairs will be made if needed. We value your referrals and hope you will come back to visit. Thank you for choosing Real Joy!
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Great location but...

  • 2 of 5

The House was adorable upon arrival, great location and very close proximity to Crystal Shores beach. The property seems on the older side, and somewhat clean. On our second day, we discovered roaches in the kitchen and bathroom and we were pretty grossed out. We contacted the RealJoy and they sent over a gentleman with a can of Raid. The property wasn’t as clean as I’d hoped, and everything in it seemed old. We enjoyed spending time on the porch, and the pool was just a short walk down the sidewalk. Overall, our stay was great in Destin, but we will NOT be returning to this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this cute cottage. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the location of this house and the porch and great community pool. We apologize for the bugs that were seen in the property. This property has monthly pest control. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house couldn't have been cleaner! It had plenty of space and the pool was nice too! Our trash barrel was missing and they brought one by right away. Only complaint is that they fogged the area and we were unaware, so when walking back from beach we were nearly in the path of the fogger. Thankfully we had just crossed the street.

But wonderful home and super cute, thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our cottage!! We are glad to know you enjoyed the pool and the spacious layout of this property! We hope you come back to see us again and thanks for booking with RealJoy!
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Family of 8

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in July 2017. From the minute we walked in every family commented on how cute/nice the place was. Even with minor issues the maintenance staff was soon to respond and fix the problem. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the convenience of this cute cottage!! Our teams work hard to keep the units clean and comfortable for our guests! We are pleased to hear that maintenance fixed any issues you may had promptly. We hope you come back to see us soon and thanks for booking with RealJoy!
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Amazing cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I were very impressed because the cottage was immaculate and very pristine upon our arrival. Only minutes from the beach and shopping, we had all we needed within reach. We will definitely use HomeAway again and request the Periwinkle Cottage anytime we return to Destin.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in this clean cute cottage!! We are glad that the location was convenient for shopping and of course the beach!! We hope you come back to see us in Destin and at RealJoy!
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Had a wonderful time.

  • 4 of 5

The house is wonderful and in a great location. The front porch is a perfect place for a morning cup of coffee and visits with friends. Plenty of room for 6 people but don't count on the sofa bed for extra sleeping unless you're OK with a very thin pad and a bar across your back. Ouch! We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of our cottage. We also love morning coffee on the porch! And friends make it even better. We are sorry to hear the sofa bed wasn't as comfortable as you'd like. Thank you for staying with Real Joy and hope to see you again soon!
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Seafood Restaurant
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
The Craft Bar
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Destin Commons
Primrose Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Beach Walk Cafe
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
James Lee Park
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Gator Beach
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Varies
  • Us dollars
  • Rates shown are base rates & do not include tax, processing fee and cleaning
  • Nightly minimums range from 2 to 7 nights, depending on the season
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
  • 30% down at time of booking, non-refundable
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • SNOWBIRDS* $1500/mo + taxes & fees - Nov through February