About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights
Remodeled, large, lakefront beach home in desired Crystal Beach community.
An ideal home for 4-5 families with children or groups of 16 adults max.
Welcome to one of the nicest homes in Crystal Beach! This amazing home has everything you could want and more in a luxury beach home for a large group – a huge one-of-a-kind professional kitchen, inviting living, dining and gathering spaces, and an incredible pool on the edge of a beautiful private lake. This well-planned 3-story home is built on 5 levels with outside decks to maximize the lake views, and it’s only about 200 yards from Kokomo Cove’s own private beach access!
Your group will appreciate having 6 BEDROOMS and 6 FULL BATHROOMS. There are 4 King Masters, a large bedroom with 3 Queen Beds and a Bunk Room with custom built-in full-over-full beds (2 full beds). There are also 2 sets of twin hallway bunks (4 twin beds) that children will love. This is the vacation home you’ll want to return to again & again! With the recent remodel, every room has been thoughtfully designed to be comfortable and functional, as well as beautiful. Even the hallways and bathrooms are designed to give you plenty of space to relax and make yourself at home. We keep this home clean and well updated, and pay attention to amenities that you expect, such as high-speed internet (free wifi), nice flat-screen TVs, high definition cable, big, fluffy bath towels and hair dryers in each bathroom, and more. We also provide items our smaller guests may need like a high chair and pack-n-play.
BEDROOM #1 –Triple Queens
This extra-large bedroom at the front of the house features 3 QUEEN BEDS with bright quilts and soft Egyptian cotton sheets. There’s plenty of room to move about with bedside tables and lamps between the beds. There’s a flat screen TV, a luggage rack and a large closet in this room as well. This room is a favorite for teens and adults alike.
This bathroom is adjacent to the Triple Queen bedroom and has a large vanity with storage, commode and a huge walk-in shower.
BEDROOM #2 – Bunk Room
Down a short hall is a small bunk room with built-in full-over-full bunks (yes, that’s 2 full-size beds). There’s a small dresser here and a pocket door that allows for privacy in this room.
Across the hall from the Bunk Room, you’ll find two built-in twin bunks tucked into the hallway. They feature fun and comfortable cotton quilts. Children love these cozy beds!
In the hallway with the bunks, is this awesome bathroom with a stunning tile mirror, large vanity with open storage, commode and beautiful custom tile tub/shower combination.
BEDROOM #3 – King Master with En-Suite Bath
This lovely room features a KING BED with new cotton quilt and super soft sheets. There’s a small dresser and wall-mounted TV, as well as a closet. You’ll appreciate the attached private bathroom too.
This beautiful bathroom features a large vanity with single sink, commode and a custom tile tub/shower combination.
Down a few steps, you’ll find an open living area with a comfortable sectional and chair, as well as a flat-screen TV. This room is nice and bright with transom windows and French doors leading out to the decks which lead to the pool.
BEDROOM #4 – King Master
This comfortable bedroom off the living area features a KING bed with a bright cotton quilt and super soft Egyptian cotton sheets. There’s a small TV, wonderful light from two windows, and a great view of the private lake.
BRAND-NEW PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED KITCHEN
When you come up the stairs, you’ll be stunned by this incredible kitchen! It’s really like no other, with custom wood finishes, commercial appliances, massive work areas and eat-in bar area that looks out over the living area. It’s probably the best kitchen in the entire Crystal Beach community, with a commercial Viking Stove/Oven, 2 kitchen sinks, 2 Frigidaire Professional Dishwashers, and a huge 38 cu. Ft. Frigidaire Professional Refrigerator/Freezer. It’s truly a cook’s dream kitchen – and your whole family will love it!
There’s seating for 12 in the spacious dining room, plus seating for more in the kitchen and at the separate bar area below.
LIVING ROOM & BAR
A few steps down from the kitchen and dining area is a beautiful living area with two comfortable sofas and chairs, a fireplace and a large flat-screen TV. There are windows all-around and two French doors leading out to the grilling area and deck that overlooks the pool. Tucked around the corner from the living room, is another great gathering spot with a beautiful white granite bar and seating for 5. There’s a refrigerator, sink and plenty of storage behind the bar. Your friends can sit at the bar and enjoy the beautiful lake views. The thoughtful layout of this space makes this a perfect home for large groups – lots of room to relax and spend time together.
This extra-large bathroom is perfect for the main living area of the house. It features a long tile counter with sink, a commode, and a beautiful glass shower. The front-loading washer and dryer are in this bathroom too, which makes it very convenient for everyone. There’s even an exit to the outdoor deck from this bathroom…just go down the steps to the pool.
BEDROOM #5 – King Master with En-Suite Bath
This bedroom features a beautiful custom made KING bed with a new cotton quilt and Egyptian cotton sheets. You’ll appreciate the dresser and double closet for storage, as well as 2 night stands and lamps for reading. There’s also a large flat-screen TV in this room, as well as an attached bath and access to a small, private balcony.
Attached to the King Master bedroom, this private bathroom features a beautiful vanity with sink, commode, and tub/shower combination.
You’ll find a set of twin bunk beds (2 twin beds) on the third floor landing – it’s a perfect place for children to be close to their parents in the master bedroom next door.
This gorgeous bathroom will probably be your favorite! It has a huge custom vanity with two bowl sinks, and a unique, free-standing soaker tub. You have great views from the vanity, as well as from the incredible walk-in tile shower! There’s a private commode, hanging storage space and even an exit to a small balcony for more great views!
BEDROOM #6 – King Master
This amazing room is filled with windows for great light and incredible views! It features a custom made KING bed with beautiful linens, a comfortable chair and 2 bedside tables with lamps. You’ll appreciate the dresser and large closet for storage, as well as the flat-screen TV. And you can step out onto your private balcony that overlooks the lake!
PRIVATE POOL * BEACH * GOLF CART
The beautiful, private pool (10’ x 20’) is surrounded by wooden decks and offers plenty of seating, including loungers and Adirondack chairs. The pool is next to the private lake, so you can sit by the pool and enjoy the lake views! You can even check out the lake from the attached dock. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.
BEACH – If being close to the beach is a priority, you’ll definitely appreciate the private beach access just at the end of the street, across Scenic 98. We provide a cart with beach chairs and an umbrella, so you can roll your gear to the beach with ease.
GOLF CART – Complimentary use of the golf cart is included with this rental. Please note: We make every effort to ensure the golf cart will be available and in working order during your stay but sometimes, problems arise which are outside our control. In the event that the golf cart is inoperable and/or unavailable during your stay, there will be no compensation or replacement offered for this complimentary service.
OFF-STREET PARKING – There is driveway space to park 4-6 cars, depending on size. (There is no on-street parking in Destin.)
We are pet friendly and welcome your dogs in our home. Pre-approval and a $200 + tax pet fee apply.
This home is in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities in Destin. Destin Commons, a beautiful upscale shopping and entertainment center, is close by. It features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Bass Pro Shop, World of Beer, Panera Bread, Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, AMC Theater with IMAX and much more. The Crab Trap is 1/2 mile east. You can bicycle, scooter, Jet ski and go para-sailing all within walking distance. The Silver Sands Outlet mall is not far for those who enjoy “retail therapy”!
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE!
We’re local and personally keep this home in top shape. It’s always clean, the linens will always be nice and everything is impeccably maintained. You don’t have to worry about finding a home that’s less than advertised. We’re going to greet you when you check-in and we will be here if you need us during your stay.
We know how difficult it is to find a vacation rental to suit your family’s needs, schedules and budget. We’re happy to assist you with the process of finding and booking the right place to stay for your vacation. We don’t leave you hanging—we actually answer our phone and do our best to get back to all email inquiries within an hour (and if you put your phone number into the inquiry form, we will call you)! Unlike many other people who never update their calendars, we always keep ours up-to-date. If this property is booked, be sure to check our other properties we have by pressing the “All My Rental Listings” link above the Photos section of this page.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Jeff Marken
We are local, living in Crystal Beach ourselves, and own several vacation homes in the community.
Jeff Marken purchased this House in 2012
Why Jeff Marken chose Destin
This home belongs to good friends and we are proud to manage such a exceptional home. We have not seen another home quite like this one before, with its massive kitchen and multiple levels providing amazing views of the lake and the gulf.
What makes this House unique
5 levels on 3 floors of panoramic lake views, gulf view, with an abundance of decks on every level and a great lakeside pool. This home is open and spacious, and we can't say enough about the amazing kitchen.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Property was perfect!Toys for both pool and beach were plentiful, wagon & golf cart very handy.
Family time was great in a home so accommodating. We very much enjoyed the donuts that greeted us upon our arrival. The kitchen, amazing as it was, was more than accommodating for a large number of people. When maintenance person came to check fans in one of the bedrooms we mentioned the Keurig coffee maker had a crack in reservoir. Next thing we knew a new keurig showed up! Storm knocked power out on lower floor and main TV wouldn't work. We went through process with cox but still wouldn't go on. We contacted management and maintenance showed up with a new cable box a day later. Management team at Sugar palm vacation rentals was on top of everything. Everyone had a great time, especially the children. The only drawback that even the maintenance person experienced with us was the neighbor across the street. They didn't miss an opportunity to approach us and complain when we parked on street temporarily to move cars around.
All in all, a wonderful house for a large group, a great time was had by all.
So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. While try to make sure everything is perfect for your arrival, there are sometimes things we miss; we don't make coffee between guests so unless someone tells us we don't know about it--but as soon as you notify us we promise we will be there within minutes to rectify the issue as we did with these guests. Thanks for your compliments and we look forward to hosting you and your family again.
Weather was terrible; access to beach was burdensome. House had leaks & roaches plus plumbing issues
House was older and had plumbing issues, roaches, and leaks. Not enough seating in living area and we had no frying pan.it was a burden for us to get to and from beach, which we only got to really use two days. It was certainly a different experience than we've had on our Destin beach trips in the past.
"The weather was terrible" sets the entire tone for this review. I'm sorry there were torrential downpours during your entire vacation--we hate it when it rains on your vacation. All the issues with this review were rain related. The bugs are actually Palmetto bugs which are prevalent in Florida (not to be confused with German Roaches) and they are always most active during rains. They are tree roaches but when it rains they swarm and fly into the house when you open and close the doors. They can be unsettling to see. As for the plumbing, the entire city of Destin was having issues with their sewer system that week. All the drains were running very slow in all of our homes. This was a very unusual circumstance. And lastly the leaks, yes a few were discovered during the rains. They are being addressed and repaired.
Great family time in a house that needs major improvement.
We had a great time being together for the first time in three years. The house is in a good location and convenient to shopping. Unfortunately the house was not as promised. Something leaked everyday. Everyday I would call and to their credit a repair person came and tried to fix the problem. The golf cart never arrived.
I wanted to see this place in person but my kids talked me out of it. Had I'd seen prior we would have never rented it. I could go on.
Sorry you did not enjoy your stay in our property. You were here during a week of torrential downpours and we identified several windows and doors that need to be replaced. For anyone reading this and wondering about the home, the homeowners have 100% committed to replacing the siding, windows, and doors as necessary, at any cost, to correct these leaks by the end of the year. As for the golf cart, it was in the shop for repairs for almost 3 weeks. Unfortunately, they do break down occasionally and have to go to the shop. This has always been one of our most popular homes and a guest favorite, and we will do everything necessary to ensure it stays that way.
high school senior spring break
The house was very roomy, tons of beds and bathrooms. It was nicely decorated, but liveabe , so we were not stressed about breaking something or spilling on something. 2 dish washers and 2 sinks in kitchen was nice for our large group. The pool area did not get a lot of sun, but that would be a plus in the hot summer months. Plenty of quality towels, kitchen well stocked. A short walk to beach, not a problem for us at all, in fact, it kept the house less sandy. Our only complaint would be that the local law inforcement was a bit overzealous with the 18 and 19 year olds, following them when they were walking, scouting out which houses had teenagers, etc so that was stressful for the grown ups. Weather could not have been better though, so I reccomend this time of year.
Thanks for your kind review about our home. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. Sorry about the local law enforcement; while your group of 18 and 19 yr olds were respectful and chaperoned, sadly many students come to Destin without parents and get into a lot of trouble. Thanks again for taking great care of our home and we look forward to hosting you again.
Booked for Thanksgiving holiday with family from Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Florida! The house and location is amazing. Plenty of space and kitchen is huge! We had an amazing Thanksgiving and will be back for sure. You won't be disappointed if you book this beautiful Verticle Vue home!
Thank you for your kind words about our home. You are so right about the kitchen-it's incredible.
We're so glad you had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again soon!
Perfect Getaway House
I booked this house for Labor Day weekend for me and a couple of friends. The house was perfect for us. We never got around to using the heated pool as it seem like it had not been cleaned but rained most of the days so didn't matter. The connivence of being a block and half from the beach was perfect which allowed some of us to take early morning walks and late afternoon walks on the beach. The bar area in the house was used everyday and had plenty of space for all of us to hang out. Kitchen was big enough for us to make food. The only downside was that the stairs were a little slippery on the days it rained it would have been nice to have door mats to have shoes wiped off before heading to the stairs. Overall our trip was awesome and the house was amazing it was clean and comfortable with an awesome view of the lake.
To future renters:
the 3rd floor has 1 room with a bath. In my opinion the 3rd floor room is the best it has almost 180 degree view of the lake and is the most spacious room. If your the first to get there I would get that room.
Additional information about rental rates
Call for monthly rates for January/February 2015 Cleaning fee and 11% tax applies to all stays. Rates are subject to change until booked. Call or email us for details, or for any questions at all. We love to speak with our guests!