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Skip's Retreat-6BR-Dec 18 to 22 $1112-Buy3Get1FREE! $2200/MO 4Winter-VillCrysBch

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 6, Bathrooms 3.5, Sleeps 16

Top Reasons to Book this Home!

1. Fun Pass (2 Tickets Daily) see below

2. Walk 500 yards to Crystal Beach or take Seasonal Beach Trolley

3. Directly across from the Pool!

4. Gated community, Huge Lagoon Pool, Hot tub, Grill/Lounge Area

5. Under 1 mile to 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 $2200 per month + $1000 refundable deposit and 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.

Your group will enjoy a relaxing vacation in this beautiful home facing the pool in the Villages of Crystal Beach. Skip's Retreat is a lovely 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath home that sleeps 16. All bedrooms freshly updated with new CARPET April 2014!

Fun Pass; Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy TWO free admissions 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.

The Bed Set-up:

*There's a master suite on the first floor with a king bed.

*On the second floor is a king bedroom and a bedroom with 2 full sized beds.

*On the 3rd floor is a queen bedroom, another queen bedroom and a bedroom with a bunk bed (2 twins).

*There's a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, tile floors and granite countertops. All bedrooms are ample size with TV/DVD players. Enjoy the pool view from the balconies on the 2nd and 3rd floors. There's a grill at the house and one in the pool area.

Skip's Retreat also has a full sized laundry room with a washer & dryer, two parking spots in the driveway, as well as additional overflow parking. This house is located right across the street from the pool! Nearby are 6 miles of paved trails - perfect for both walking or biking.

Located in charming Crystal Beach, which is a Seaside-like development on the east side of Destin, this highly desirable gated neighborhood has attractive, lush landscaping and is maintained in pristine condition. It's a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Walk the 500 yards to the beach, or hop on the free, seasonal trolley, running from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The pool and spa area is unbelievable, 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, a spa, 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.

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.

Area Attractions:

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. 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

2. extra 15% premium

3. check-in at office

4. 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

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

Stayed from May 7-11 (party of 14)...the home is absolutely beautiful and very spacious.. They start you off with basic necessities such as toilet paper, paper towels etc..Flat screens in all rooms..

We had more cars than the driveway would hold ,so the management allowed us to park at another home a few doors down..the grounds were great, pool was amazing..

The coffee pot was broken, and management had a brand new one sent within 30mins of us notifying them.
May 2015
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , king on second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 full beds - sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa in 2nd floor living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
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The hous was nic

  • 5 of 5

The only thing I wasn't please with was the Tv in some of the rooms dint work

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response: We are sorry for the inconvenience of the TV’s not working correctly in some of the rooms. Our teams work hard to keep the units clean and in working order for our guests. We hope you come see us again in Destin and thanks again for booking with RealJoy!
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5

Great location!!! Perfect house layout-we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience. We did not want to leave.

First, we were greeted with friendly staff upon our arrival and an hour before check-in. I had to take my daughter to the local urgent care due to a fever and not feeling well. The staff allowed us to drop our luggage and for my husband to take our other daughter to the pool. Very nice of them and honestly, that was unexpected!

Secondly, we had a barstool that was wobbly and a couple of door knobs that were wobbly. The management co sent two sweet employees over in the rain! They greeted us with smiles even while they had to carry the bar stool in the rain!

Lastly, the home was more than enough space for our group. The laundry room was conveniently located on the second floor. The kitchen was overstocked with anything a cook would need! The pool was literally across the street and perfect!! Everything about this trip was great! We will definitely be back! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to tell us of your stay in our home. We are pleased to hear that you were taken care of with excellent customer service regarding your 2 issues. A well stocked kitchen and convenient laundry room certainly do make life easier. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Thank you for staying with Real Joy.
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Christmas Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Skip's Retreat. The property was clean and the layout exactly right for several families. The first floor master suite was perfect for my 90 year-old parents. The bedroom furniture is a little tired looking and some of the beds didn't get great reviews but the weather and location made up for a few inconveniences. It is also very helpful that the unit has a laundry room. I only have one major complaint and that is the sound system at the pool was on non-stop. Not everyone wants to be bombarded with music 24/7. All in all we had a great weekend and would definitely consider renting Skip's Retreat again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about your stay in our lovely home. We are glad to hear the home was just right in accommodating your extended family, and that you had great weather for your stay! We will pass along your comment regarding the pool music volume to the property manager. Thanks for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy.
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5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

This house is in the best location. Right next to pool entrance. Also the beach was an easy 1/4 mile walk. The on sight property manager was very helpful in finding us an additional parking spot as we brought 3 cars. Very clean and we'll maintained. Would stay here again. Our group of 11 had plenty of room at this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback on our lovely home. We are so glad everything was to your satisfaction and we hope we do see you again! Thank you for staying with Real Joy.
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  • 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* $2200/mo + $1000 deposit - Nov through February