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#1 Rated, 6+BR House W/Pool-20 Steps to Sand. Read Our Reviews!

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Location, Location, Location--Crystal Dreams is the #1 Elegant Place to Stay!

Location, Location, Location and Elegance!!! Welcome and let us introduce you to 'Crystal Dreams', our luxurious owner-managed 6+ bedroom, 5.5 bath beach home with private pool and Pool House. The home has undergone an extensive $75K renovation that includes new Brazilian hardwood stairs, new carpeting, bed linens, plush towels, granite countertops, kitchen backsplash, GE stainless steel appliances to include a 29.4 cu French Door refrigerator, wine cooler, upgraded beautiful dining chandelier, lighted pot rack, living room/dining room furniture, TVs/electronics/bluetooth audio, plush outdoor furniture and outdoor ping pong table. What did we leave behind? Nothing but the location.

'Crystal Dreams' sits directly on Scenic Gulf Drive and is literally 20 steps away from the best beach access in the area (Shirah Beach Access), at the quiet west end of Scenic Gulf Drive, right next to the gorgeous Henderson State Park. You will also be able to enjoy gorgeous beach views directly from all three of the home's balconies.

ABOUT OUR HOME:

The LIVING ROOM has comfortable seating for 12, 60-inch High Definition 1080p Ultra Slim LED TV, and we also provide free Wireless Internet service and a landline phone for incoming and outgoing local calls.

The KITCHEN has granite countertops with a beautiful backsplash, stainless steel GE Profile appliances, wine cooler, upgraded lighting and is fully equipped to prepare and enjoy your meals.

The DINING ROOM is open to the kitchen and living room, and has seating for eight at the main table and two at the bar. Even the small kiddos have their own special table and chairs for four in the 'Kids Corner' so that they can play, color and eat in their own space.

A full-sized WASHER AND DRYER is also located on the first floor.

THE BEDROOMS:

The 1st FLOOR MASTER bedroom has a King-size Cherry Sleigh Bed, 32-inch LCD TV, private bathroom and private access to the main patio.

The 2nd FLOOR MASTER bedroom also has a King-size Cherry Sleigh Bed, an ottoman that converts to a twin bed, a 60-inch High Definition 1080p Ultra Slim LED TV, and a private bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower. You can also enjoy access to the 2nd floor balcony with bistro table and incredible beach views.

The 2nd FLOOR GUEST bedroom also hosts a King-Size bed, 32-inch LCD TV, private bathroom, and private balcony access that is equipped with a bisto for the morning coffee and views.

The 2nd FLOOR BUNK room has two bunk beds and a 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player. The kids will love having this room all to themselves and they have their own bathroom just down the hall.

The 3rd FLOOR EAGLE’S NEST has a futon/sleeper and access to two balconies with comfortable seating (North and South viewing) to enjoy the best views in all of Crystal Beach.

The POOL HOUSE MASTER bedroom has a King-size bed, a 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, a shared bathroom, and access to the main backyard and pool.

The POOL HOUSE LIVING area has a sectional that converts to a queen sized Sealy 6-inch plush sleeper. There is also an ottoman that converts to a twin bed if needed. The 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, and kitchenette with apartment-sized fridge, sink and coffee maker will make this living area very comfortable. You can also enjoy the bistro table and chairs just outside, next to the pool.

THE POOL AND BACK YARD

The back yard has a private pool with plenty of comfortable seating for all to enjoy, as well as a large patio table that seats six comfortably. There is also a brand new outdoor ping pong table so that you can have a bit of fun catching up with family & friends. We have also provided plenty of night time lighting so that you can extend your days by the pool. An in-ground barbecue is also available to have some great cookouts with family and friends.

BEACH ACCESS

You will have your toes in the sand in under a minute. Simply cross Scenic Gulf Drive, and walk down the public beach access to start enjoying the crystal-clear water and sandy white beach. We do our best to provide beach chairs, portable cooler and a rugged red wagon to pull the kiddies to and on the beach.

We have also upgraded the home with a state of the art security and sensor system. The system will notify you of any access to the pool area and the keyless door lock system will allow you access to the home by entering a code that we will program especially for your stay. When you arrive in Destin, you will not have to check-in at a management agency, you will go right to the home and start your vacation right away.

We make the reservation process simple and convenient. We are always accessible by phone and email - you will not find more responsive owners, and you certainly will not find a rental management company who can provide you with the level of service and care that we can.

When you are ready to make your reservation with us, follow the instructions here on VRBO. A 25% deposit is due at the time of the booking. Your full payment will be due 60 days prior to your arrival, and can be made directly online through VRBO.

Now that you have found the perfect beach house for your family vacation, you can end your tireless Internet search and call us today to book your family's dream vacation at Crystal Dreams!

PLEASE NOTE that this home is designed for family vacations. It is not suited for high school, college, church or sporting team groups, nor weddings or receptions. We take great care and expense in keeping our home in great condition, and we expect our renters to do the same.

More Details

Owner
Steven & Andrea Simone
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Steven & Andrea Simone

Steve and I and our three small children have been enjoying Crystal Beach since 2006 when we purchased our first two condos at Ariel Dunes at the eastern end of Scenic Highway 98. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experiences and memories in Destin. Steve is a retired Air Force officer and has served in all of our most recent conflicts. It is great to be able serve our county and our people and we hope that you will enjoy staying with us as much as we enjoy getting to know you.

Steven & Andrea Simone purchased this house in 2013

Why Steven & Andrea Simone chose Crystal Beach

This property has it all! Location, Luxury and the best, friendly customer service you can ever enjoy. We are literally 20-steps from the beach directly on Old Scenic 98 near the serene and tranquil Henderson State Park. We promise that when you call us, we will answer. When you email us, you will get an answer rapidly. We take care of our people from the moment you inquire to the moment you leave and then when you call us to come back next year. You simply won't be disappointed in what we have to offer. We do not profess to be the cheapest but we firmly believe that we have one of the finest properties and customer service in the area...bar none!

What makes this house unique

What makes us unique? We know what you want because this is what we want too! You want a great location with a pool, a house that's big enough for you all to be comfortable, you want it to be clean, and you want it to be well appointed and you want this experience to include working with us to be easy, enjoyable and seamless. To us, this comes easy and we promise that we are going to help you make that experience perfect. We simply ask that you take care of our home as if it was your own home. For us, this is our pride and joy and we want to keep it meticulously maintained for not only you, our future guests but for us as well when we come down and use it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you know just how much we enjoyed staying at your home. It was simply perfect and we will definitely be in touch next year when we bring the family together again. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
May 2014
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Half Bath - toilet
    1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Pool House Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Guest Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2nd-floor bath/shower and pool-house bath/shower include hand shower nozzles for ease of bathing children.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3: 2 in king, one in convertible ottoman
    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    2nd Floor Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    3rd Floor Eagle's Nest - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Pool House Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3: 2 in king and 1 in convertible ottoman
    Pool House Guest Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2: Sectional to a queen sleeper & Ottoman to twin
  • Pack n' Play is provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Simply doesn't get any more convenient and comfortable than renting our Crystal Dreams home! Popular and fantastic restaurants, shopping, grocery and amentities are all very nearby...one to two miles if not closer.

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#1 Rated, 6+BR House W/Pool-20 Steps to Sand. Read Our Reviews!
average rating of 4.840909 based on 58 reviews
5

The house was in great condition and so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

3 families - total 6 adults and 9 children - with plenty of room. The house had all the amenities and was well kept and clean. The most impressive to note was the location! So easy to come and go as needed with young children. We also enjoyed the neighborhood feel. Kids rollerbladed, walked to a nice park, Camilles for smoothies and Alvin s gift shop. The pool was also a major plus. If the kids weren't at the beach, they enjoyed the pool. This home is a lovely place to enjoy your beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed Crystal Dreams and we would love to have you back for a future stay. Thank you for taking such good care of our home!
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LOCATION ACROSS FROM BEACH!!!

  • 3 of 5

Location was awesome. Overall we had a great time. We drove 12 hours to get to the house and got our swim suits on to jump in the pool. Not sure if they had a storm before we arrived but there was debris all around the pool area. The pool furniture was broken, cushions were ripped and filthy (we would not sit in them). We hosed the area and brought out some folding chairs. TV wasn't working in one of the bedrooms. We stayed in and waited for the cable company but wasn't fixed. Oh well who needs TV on vacation? Some areas of the house were beautifully update but others were not i.e. The Eagles nest had old futon and carpet was pulling up. The large kitchen rug under the table was rolling up causing a tripping hazard. We found a cockroach in the washer machine. I cleaned the house and had a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest complained that one of the 6 TVs in the home was not working. When we sent the repair person there to resolve the issue, the renter would not allow him in because it wasn't a convenient time. The renter also complained the the AC was not cooling - it turned out she had it sent on Heat instead of Cool. We did everything we could to accommodate this person's complaints but she was quite unreasonable. As for her other comments, she did not mention any of these to use during her stay so I'm not sure what she expected us to do about it. There are some people out there who are impossible to please.
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4

Beautiful House/Great Beach

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 9 adults and 6 kids has a wonderful week at "Crystal Dreams" August 5-12, 2017. We have stayed at VRBO's all over the world and this house was equipped better than most- especially the kitchen- great small appliances, knives, wine cooler, large fridge. The dining area only seats 8 so we ate in shifts or served some people outside at the pool. The pool in the backyard was bigger than many we have used and a great way to relax at the end of the day after being at the beach. It was really nice the day the ocean was "closed" due to riptides and high waves! There were lots of pool and beach toys, some beach chairs, and even a wagon to haul things to the beach! The owners were very helpful and responsive to all of our needs and questions! Having a washer and dryer right off the pool and kitchen was a perfect place to rinse out suits and towels. The house does sleep 18 people, but you have to be a little creative- the 3rd floor futon room that sleeps 2 has no shades or curtains and way too hot to use for sleeping. There are 4 bedrooms with king beds (a rare find) so our 4 married couples were fine- our adult single son stayed in the pool house on the pull out couch but then no one else shared with him. The 4-bed bunk room was great for our 4 grandsons and our 2 granddaughters ended up sleeping in the living room on the couches. Our kids were too old to be in the adult bedrooms on pull out ottomans. We had never been to Destin, Florida, and the sand, waves, and ocean were amazing- one of the best beaches we have ever visited! The one down side is the location of all the hotels directly on the beach. Once you go on the beach there are dozens- maybe even a hundred- of beach umbrellas and chairs put out by the resorts at 6am right on the crest of the beach. We read all the rules about beach access and 20 feet... but unless you walked down to an area where there were no resorts (like a couple blocks on he sand) you could not put your stuff right on the ocean. We had a lot of people (and a wagon) to help us get tents, coolers, towels, toys, and people to a good spot, but looking down the beach it was umbrellas and chairs as far as the eye could see. And a lot of days they were less than half full... In past homes we have rented it was more residential and less commercial and a lot easier to set up a place on the beach. If we go back to Destin we will look for a more isolated residence. A truly beautiful part of Florida!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, would definitely go back.

  • 5 of 5

Overall stay at Crystal Dreams, wonderful. Our family of 10 ranging in age from 69 to 4 months had an awesome time. The house was great, everyone had their own room and bathroom (huge plus). There was plenty of room for us to hang out as a family, watch tv, play games, swim in the pool, or hang out on the pool deck. Yet, if we need a little alone time, there was room for that too. The location to the beach is great and the pool really made the trip! FYI the public beach space is very limited which was somewhat disappointing. We were fortunate to be there during a not so bust time so it worked, but I would imagine that space gets a little crazy at times. As far as the house goes, we were a little disappointed to arrive and have the outdoor garbage cans overflowing, and misc. garbage scattered around the pool deck. The bluetooth speaker system that has a special writeup in the instructions was missing its cord so we couldn't use it without batteries. The television in the bedroom on the main floor never worked correctly. It was difficult to get a picture on live tv and the sound never worked. The dryer took FOREVER to dry - so keep that in mind when washing and drying the beach towels to hang up for the next guests. All minor issues and didn't affect the trip. We would all go back to that exact location and house.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Fun two family winter vacation. Location is perfect for beach and restaurant access. House was clean and nice. Heated pool was fun for kids day and night! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Spacious!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time there! Very spacious for our family. Disappointed that the wifi did not work on the patio or in the pool house. Would have appreciated more towels for showers. Would also have liked more plastic plates and glasses for the little ones rather than the nice dishes. Nice location by the beach and enjoyed the backyard pool!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Boulevard
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Panera
"Literally right next door to you located in Destin Commons. "
Marlin Grill
"Another great restauarant! Find this at the San Destin Resort. The resort is a great place..."
PF Chang's
"Located in Grand Place, this restaurant is superb! "
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
"Another outstanding place to eat at Grand Place. "
Destin Beach
"The finest beaches in the panhandle!"
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Ruth's Chris Steak House
"Need we say more, excellent food but then again it's Ruth's! "
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"One of our favorite places to hang out in the morning. Grab breakfast on the upstairs patio..."
Winn-Dixie -- CLOSED
"Just pointing out where to get some groceries. "
Cabana Cafe
"Great little local joint that is situated in Ariel Dunes. Has live music, bar and great foo..."
Another Broken Egg Cafe
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Big Kahuna's
"A must go for the family. Water park, putt putt and go-Karts. Again, must do!!! "
Destin Commons
"The super outdoor shopping and eating area. The place to be and hang out as well as meander..."
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
"Excellent golf course for those golfers in the family. Manicured greens and well kept cours..."
Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn
"I put this down because this is within 100 yards of our Crystal Dreams home. This is the st..."
Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier
Whale's Tail At Seascape
"One of our favorite places to hang out in the morning. Grab breakfast on the upstairs patio..."
McGuire's Irish Pub
"Probably the most famous restaraunt in the area. Said to have over 900,000 one-dollar bills..."
Camille's
"The perfect place to get to know some locals. Excellent brewed coffee, espresso, bagels and..."
Cantina Laredo
"Bar none, our favorite mexican place! Definitely grab a margerita and the table side prepar..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Over 200 stores here. You've all been to outlet malls...this is a biggie and it is only 3 m..."
Carrabba's Italian Grill
"Just love this place! Favorite is Chicken Bryan. "
Donut Hole
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Okaloosa Valpraiso
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Emerald Green Pkwy
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Camilles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to the famous Crystal Beach. Home to Money Magazine's #1 Beach Vacation location. You will be staying in one of the most luxurious beach homes that has views of the most wonderful aquamarine water and sugar sand in the world.

To take care of all of your conveniences, Crystal Dreams is located less than one mile away from Destin Commons, home to all of the best shopping and restaurants.

If you really need to shop, the Silver Sands outlet mall is only 5 miles down the road and there you will find the finest shops to include Saks 5th Ave, Coach, Polo, and Viking. I think you get the idea that this is a place where you can get your shop on!

Overall, Crystal Beach is the place to be for your family vacation and it will be a memory that you and others will never forget.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $395 + Tax
Damage Waiver $99 + Tax
Administration $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Optional pool heating fee is $200.00 (plus tax) per week.
Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Pet fee of $200 per pet would apply.
Cancellation Policy
For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date, a cancellation fee of $300 will be retained. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival will result in a forfeiture of the full payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund