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Vitamin Sea*** Beautiful Beach Retreat that is sure to be your Vacation Favorite

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,958 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home Sleeps 12. Fantastic Community Lagoon Pool!!

Vitamin Sea -


Destin Comforts Professionally manages this Home.

Easy online booking with NO BOOKING FEES! Click on the link further down the page..

Located in the Prestigious Gated community of Villages of Crystal Beach has all new upscale furnishings throughout. Thunder The Sea welcomes you with all the luxuries you would hope to find on your special get-away. Upon arrival, you are greeted with several welcoming gifts and the luxury you deserve.

We’ve tried to fill this home with everything you need for a comfortable, unforgettable Destin vacation. In fact, we’re hoping you enjoy your experience so much, you’ll be making your plans before you leave for your next vacation with us. Enjoy a beach cart, beach chairs and beach toys.

Vitamin Sea is located just a few steps from the huge Lagoon Pool and hot tub. You can enjoy lush landscaping all around and surround sound music playing all day. Sit and relax at the Tiki Hut area with comfy seating and Plasma TV - perfect for chilling with your family and friends! You will find a volley ball area near the south gate for lots of fun in the sand.

Just 2.5 short blocks from here is the white sands and Emerald Green waters of Crystal Beach. Seasonally, a trolley will transport you there, or you can take a short 5 minute stroll on down. Right outside the north gate are tons of shops, restaurants, grocery shopping, and so much more. There are numerous golf courses within 1-5 miles of here.

Floor plan:

First floor has a very open floor plan with gourmet kitchen boasting granite tops and stainless appliances with everything you need to create fabulous meals and entertain your friends and family – Casual, yet elegant dining area and very spacious living area with 2 large sofas, one being a sofa sleeper. Master bedroom has a King bed and private bath with double vanity, walk in shower, and Large Walk in Closet

All Wood and Tile floors so no allergenic Carpet!

Second Floor: On this floor you will find master Suite #2 with King bed and full bathroom (Shower only). Bedroom #3 has a Queen bed and leads you to the 25' covered porch. Bedroom #4 has 2 sets creatively constructed bunk beds to sleep 4 with playful furnishings. A large bathroom with double sinks and a Laundry area complete the second floor.

Free Wifi, extended cable channels, 6 flat screen LED TV’s add to this fine home. In addition to the grilling area at the pool, this home offers a private gas grill (with one free LP refill) and a cart for your beach items to take along to the beach.

Don't know Destin? - Here are some highlights:

Villages of Crystal Beach is located just one block to numerous shopping areas, restaurants and entertainment. Whole Foods is right across the Hwy. Famous Destin Commons is just across the highway with Rave Movies, Bass Pro Shop, tons of small shops, restaurants and Uncle Bucks with Bowling. Nearby you will find quite a few mini mall areas with groceries, pharmacies and gas stations. Be sure to visit Harbor Walk Village, where there are tons of fun activities for all ages - zip line, rent a boat, charter fishing, great restaurants, night life and live music almost nightly. Margaritaville is also located at the Harbor Walk Village.

Several Golf Courses are within a five mile range and you will find a few tennis clubs too!

Don't miss The Village of Baytown Wharf where you can zip line, play on the huge playground, walk along the pier, feed the fish and enjoy great eateries with fun nightlife!

** Please note: Driveway can accommodate 3 cars and there is a 3 car limit for all homes in Villages of Crystal Beach. No parking is allowed on the streets to ensure the safety of our guests.

**Please note that student groups are not allowed at this vacation home**

Come, stay, play, and make life long memories at Vitamin Sea!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Cheryl- Vitamin Sea
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1958 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Cute Powder room on first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , master bath on second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath on second floor
    MASTER BATH - toilet , shower , Master on the first floor
  • Bath hand soaps provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 (Second Floor) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 Sets Of Bunkbeds
    MASTER Bedroom (2nd Floor) - 1 king
  • Linens Provided
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
• Full size utility on Second Floor • 2 Living Rooms • 2 Covered porches • Linens provided (please bring your own beach towels) • Kitchen and bath soaps provided • Iron & Ironing board • Coffee maker, Drip • Toaster • Crock Pot • Free WIFI • Expanded Cable TV • Rolling Beach Cart • 4 Beach Chairs • Gas Grill with One Free LP Refill Sofa sleeper first floor


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Vitamin Sea*** Beautiful Beach Retreat that is sure to be your Vacation Favorite
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
Downers Grove, IL

Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was even better than the pictures online! Very clean, spacious, and comforting. Our party consisted of 7 adults and two children ages 2 and 4.

Our first night we shopped at the Whole Foods market a few minutes drive away and stocked up on grocery essentials. We utilized the kitchen for breakfast, lunch, and most dinners. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. We also used the outdoor grill.

Each bathroom was stocked with plenty of towels and soap. We used the laundry numerous times throughout our stay.

The community pool is just right around the corner of the house, incredibly convenient! My kids really enjoyed the pool and the shallow end was perfect for them. The hot tub was always packed, especially at night, but we enjoyed it.

I've seen many reviews about the distance this house is from the beach and they seem to be a bit all over the place. I went to the beach every day with my two kids. I put them in the wagon (included with the house) along with our beach items, and I pulled them at a slow to moderate pace. The beach is approximately 4 blocks away. It took me less than 10 minutes to get there. If I would have walked alone, or with just adults, I could have been there in 5-6 minutes. You can drive, but the walk is not bad at all!!

The beach was WONDERFUL!! Very clean and the sand was so white and soft! I really loved all the nature - saw an osprey hunting over the water, pelicans, gulls, crabs, and small shorebirds. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas but it was very pricey. I suggest bringing your own.

Activities/Sites - I recommend visiting the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Cute shops and restaurants right on the beach. There are activities for kids to do. We rented a pontoon boat from here and spent 4 hours boating the waters and hung out in Crab Island. The water is so shallow here with a beautiful emerald color, and a great vibe! We really were hoping to see dolphins and were giving up hope until the last 30 minutes my husband drove the boat near the exit toward the open Gulf (which we couldn't go to) and there was a pod there with little babies!! It was amazing to see! What a great way to wrap up our excursion! You can rent a pontoon boat instead of paying for a dolphin tour and get the best of both experiences. With the pontoon you can also dock at private beaches and just relax.. We had such a great time.

We loved Destin, and this house! We will come back someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your trip so much! Thank you so much for your comments and I'm sure it will be helpful to our future guests to know of some great things to do in Destin. We welcome you back any time!! -Cheryl St. Pé Manager
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Favorite so far

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several homes in the Villages of Crystal Beach in the past few years. We love this community because of the pool and the close location to everything we like to do and what we need. Our kids love the trolley to the beach but they stay mostly at the pool. It's amazing. Thunder the Sea so far is our favorite home that we have stayed in. We thought we would try a different home each year but this one fits us best. It has everything we need for our family. The owners even have a large beach cart that we can carry the beach chairs and ice chests they have for us to use. We used the private gas grill almost every night and the free gas refill service came in very handy. We would definitely recommend this house for a great family get away. I will reserve this house for next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowling Green,KY

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and was perfect for our party of 7 people. We could either walk or drive to the beach, the tram wasn't running during our visit time. I would say the walk might be a little much for children younger than 6, however, there is a nice parking lot just across from the beach access. There were plenty of beach chairs, toys, umbrellas and a wagon to take our items in. We found it easier to pack a few snacks, sandwiches and drinks rather than walk back when hungry. Helpful hint: If you want to set up right in front of ocean get down early. There is PLENTY of room on the beach but there are two condominiums that set up chairs and umbrellas for their guests, so the open space right in front of water is limited. You can set up anywhere behind the condos chairs and umbrellas, just not in front of them.

The pool was just around the corner when we wanted a break from the beach. The beds were comfy and the kitchen was well stocked for the nights we stayed in and cooked. It was close to the other attractions Destin has to offer such as Destin Commons and the Harbor Walk! There were a couple of guys right there you could rent kayaks and paddle boards from and just a short walk down the beach, a guy was renting jet skis. We only had to call for service one time and that was because we couldn't find the code to unlock the chain to get the beach cart nothing major.

We would not only recommend this place but just booked it again for our group to return in Oct 2015!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I came here with a family friend (including a 2 year old and two teenagers). We had the time of our lives. The pool is amazing and the neighborhood is so bright and new! The beach is exactly as close as we were expecting (two short blocks). We had many beach toys and chairs to take with us and had no problem at all. Also, there is a beach tram which is super easy to catch and the driver is such a pleasure to talk to. The house felt like home and the kitchen and bathrooms were stocked! I could not ask more from the house managers and the house itself. It was exactly what we wished for and we felt as if we definitely got our moneys worth! I would recommend this house to anyone who is interested in a relaxing and fun time.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Expected more for the price

  • 2 of 5

We rented this house for a week for a family of 12 (7 adults & 5 children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9) Pros: Upon arrival the house was clean, kitchen was stocked well, always hot water available for showers, guest room mattress were comfortable, the pool was close by, there is a wagon for pulling your toys to the beach as this was nice to have available. Very close to restaurants, shopping and family activities. Cons: The mattress on the sofa bed in the loft area was very thin and no fitted sheet available to put on it and no extra blankets or sheets in the house, my adult son and Daughterinlaw had to sleep on this mattress with no sheet and a throw we bought at Walmart. The mattress on the bunk beds were as thin as the sofa bed mattress...this is unacceptable for the weekly price of this house. Only two towels in the bathrooms (no extras), the loft area and front bedroom had these "see through" shades, at night from the outside you could see inside.....I found this unacceptable as well. The outside balcony on the second floor was filthy and needed a good scrubbing, the grill on the front porch was filthy as well and the burners need to be replaced, we could only grill on one side with a small flame. The house had a couple of beach chairs that were rusted and we didnt want to risk sitting in them. Beach access is at least a 15-20 minute walk. For the price we paid for this house I definately expected more and better quality. Would I recommend this house to friends and I would not.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments very much, as we strive very hard to keep our guests happy each week. I do have some comments in return however. There are 2 towels PER PERSON in each bathroom, making a total of 24 towels, washcloths and plenty of hand towels and kitchen towels. The beach is literally only 2 blocks from this house as you can see from the map, so I am not sure why it took so long to get to the beach when it is a 5-7 minute easy walk. We send numerous emails to our guests before and after departure, before hand to be sure you know that we are at your service 24/7 and our maintenance number is posted in several areas of the house in easy view and in the house book. If any of the problems mentioned had been an issue, if we had received a call, we certainly would have repaired any issues or replaced any sheets that may have been missing. We keep extra sheets in the adjacent bedroom so maybe they were just missed. We have never had any complaints on any of the bedding in any of the rooms. I would recommend any future guests to read all of the other positive comments posted by our past guests to make an informed decision on renting this very fine home.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! We all wished we could have stated another week. All of the pictures were very true to life. Everything was beautiful. The pool area was amazing. We had to convince the children to leave the pool to go to the beach. The walk to the beach was a little much for my 3 year old but there is always the trolley and lots of public parking. They had a large and small cooler which was helpful for beach trips. Tons of pool/beach toys. I would easily go back to the same house and I can't wait for my next trip to Destin!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
VPS (Ft. Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Johnny O'Quigley
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Emerald Coast Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Outback, Chillis, Fridays, Miller Ale House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crystal Beach

Whole Foods directly across the Highway along with Destin Commons for shopping, dining and entertainment


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Break
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Security $59
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check in 4:00 PM, Check out 10:00 AM
3 Car Parking Max. No Parking on the street
**Please note that rates are subject to change throughout the rental season and all reservation rates (at the time of booking) are final.**


Also see our other homes located in the Villages of Crystal Beach- "Ahoy Matey" #446785 and "Take it EaSea" #651754. Book 2 or more and receive a discount!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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