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March and April Openings! 4 Bedrm w/ 3 K Masters- Heated Pool- Close to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Sleeps 14

**The Chesapeake Cottage**

A great home for 2-3 families with children or up to 10 adults max!

Or if you have a larger group, we have 4 houses, all right next door to each other! (See VRBO listings # 649, 740231 and 1402).

Enjoy a memorable beach vacation in this recently remodeled cottage-style home very close to the beach. The home is like new – with interior updates and modern conveniences – and it still has that special charm and comfort you expect from a classic beach home. With an emphasis on quality and comfort, this home accommodates 6 adults and up to 8 children, offering you beautiful spaces to relax and enjoy every minute of your vacation. This lovely home features 4 bedrooms, including 3 King Masters and a Bunk Room with 2 sets of custom built-in full-over-full beds (yes, that’s 4 full-size beds). It also has 3 full bathrooms.

There is plenty of room for everyone to gather in the spacious living area and the incredible custom kitchen is open to the action as well. The private pool is surrounded by brand new decking and beautiful landscaping. And when you’re ready for the beach – it’s a very short walk – you’re just one house away from the beach road, Scenic 98.

The expansive front porch welcomes you into this exceptional home. Inside, you’ll find a bright and beautiful living area with gleaming hardwood floors, custom wainscoting and plenty of seating for your entire group. The wide open spaces continue in the brand new kitchen, where a huge center island is the centerpiece for casual dining with 10 bar stools. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a gas range, massive granite countertops and plenty of space to spread out. You’ll find all the dishes, pans and utensils you may need, a Keurig D-Cup coffee maker, and even a few spices, to get you started. We want you to feel at home, and the large, open layout is a perfect gathering spot for your family or friends.

For the convenience of our guests, we have also included a high capacity Samsung HE washer and dryer in the large laundry room. You’ll also find an iron, ironing board, broom, and a few cleaning supplies. We keep our home clean and well updated, and pay attention to amenities you expect, such as high-speed internet, nice flat-screen TVs, high-definition cable, hair dryers in each bathroom, and more. We also provide items our smaller guests may need like a high chair and pack-n-play.


This large bedroom features a KING BED and a nice view of the pool. There are two bedside tables and with lamps and a flat screen TV. You’ll appreciate the new cotton quilt, and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets.

Bathroom #1 – Main Floor

This convenient first floor bath features a vanity with sink and extra storage, a commode and a tub/shower combination. You’ll also find large, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.


The inviting King Master bedroom is upstairs and features a KING BED with a new cotton quilt and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets, beautiful hardwood floors, and a flat panel TV. From this room, you can step out to your private second floor deck to enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day at the beach. There are two large bedside tables with reading lamps, if you’d like to curl up with a good book. You’ll also appreciate the private ensuite bathroom.

Bathroom #2 - Ensuite (King Master)

This contemporary bathroom attached to the master bedroom, features a vanity with sink and open storage, commode, and a stunning shower with a unique corrugated metal design. You’ll appreciate the style and convenience of this bathroom, as well as the big, fluffy bath towels and personal hair dryer.


Another King Master is on the 2nd floor and features a KING BED with a new cotton quilt and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets, beautiful hardwood floors, and a flat screen TV. This room also has a large dresser, 2 bedside tables and lamps for reading.


This spacious bedroom features 2 sets of custom built-in BUNK BEDS. They are full-over-full, which gives you 4 full-size beds, with room for up to 8 children! There are even individually controlled lights for each bunk, in case some bunk room guests like to stay awake later than others. This a great place for children to hang out and play games or enjoy the flat-screen TV (when they’re not at the pool or the beach). Double windows overlook the beautiful pool and back yard.

Bathroom #3 – 2nd FLOOR

This bright bathroom features a beautiful custom designed sink with open storage, a commode and a beautiful tile tub/shower combination. You’ll also find large, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.


The 12’ x 24’ private pool is surrounded by brand new layered decks, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the Destin sunshine or some shade. You can relax in the lounge chairs on the decks which are surrounded by beautiful new landscaping. There’s even a bench swing! For outdoor cooking and dining, you’ll find a gas grill and a semi-shaded area with a picnic table. And for your children’s safety, there’s an alarm on the back door leading to the pool. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.


The house is very close to the beach - one house off Scenic 98, with beach access on the same short block. We provide a cart with beach chairs and an umbrella, so you can roll your gear to the beach with ease.

This home is in the heart of Crystal Beach, a quiet, walkable neighborhood with white picket fences and easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities in Destin. Destin Commons, a beautiful upscale shopping and entertainment center, is less than a half-mile away. 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. Local favorite, Camille’s, is an easy walk around the corner and The Crab Trap is about a 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”!


This home has a large driveway which accommodates 3-4 vehicles (depending on the size of the cars.) There is no on-street parking allowed in Destin.


We are pet friendly and welcome your dogs in our home. Pre-approval and a $200 + tax pet fee applies.


You are renting from local owners who live in Crystal Beach full-time, which ensures you get a better quality home. We will greet you when you arrive and will be here should you need us during your stay.

This home is always clean, the linens will always be nice and fresh, and everything is impeccably maintained. You don’t have to worry about finding a home that's less than advertised.



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)! We always keep our calendar 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Marken
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 1993

Why Jeff Marken chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

We own the two vacation homes next door, so it provides a lot of options for us and our guests. It's a very nice home in its own right as well, and is like-new after an extensive remodeling project late in the spring of 2013.

What makes this house unique

Three bedrooms with king beds, plus a forth bedroom with full-over-full bunk beds. This is a great home for several families to share, and has a nice private pool and is very close to the beach.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

March and April Openings! 4 Bedrm w/ 3 K Masters- Heated Pool- Close to Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Loved the property. Beach access not so much.

  • 4 of 5

The house and pool area was wonderful! It's decorated very cute and comfortable. The house was clean and we had a surprise of donuts on our arrival-the kids loved that. We enjoyed the huge island/table-it worked very well for everything we did from prep to eating to playing games. The backyard pool area was very nice and comfortable too. Our one issue was that while the beach access is very close you can't put anything down there. It should actually be termed water access--you can go to the water but don't stop because someone will tell you it's private beach. You actually have to walk quite a little bit to get to public access where you can stop and set a chair down. This was a bit disappointing in that we chose this house close to the beach for my 8 months pregnant daughter to not have to walk so far.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments about our home and service! Please call us anytime you have beach access issues. There are a lot of misunderstandings about beach access in Destin. The first 20' of dry sand is public, and we have great relationships with beach vendors and code enforcement and can pleasantly take care of this for our guests. We're fortunate in Destin to have all these public beach access points since much of Florida's beaches are private.
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Delightful Escape to Chesapeake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with friends in this lovely home. We thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the pool, dinners around the awesome kitchen island, and walking the beach. The home is close to everything! Couple minutes to the beach with easy access, a couple minutes to anything you would need (i.e. Whole Foods, Publix, Bass Pro Shop, restaurants galore) and ample shopping if that is what you enjoy. Bedrooms were well outfitted and comfortable. Perfect house for the six of us. We loved the neighborhood feel and enjoyed many walks around the area. The only thing missing was a view of the ocean from the front porch!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. Jeff, Christine and the entire Sugar Palm Rentals Team
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Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Chesapeake Cottage. Having kids enjoying pool and being so close to beach and shopping. Place is well stocked and clean. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed Chesapeake Cottage! It is a great home and perfect location. We look forward to seeing you again! Christine, Jeff and the Sugar Palm Rentals Team.
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great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family to meet up. It was clean, comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed the pool area and used it every day.The weather was great and so was Jeff. We hope to return again son.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home. We're happy you found it clean and comfortable. While I'd like to say we did that especially for you, in reality we make sure that our homes are perfectly clean after each guest. But I did order the great weather for you! I'll take credit for that one :-) We look forward to having you return again next year. Jeff, Christine and the entire Sugar Palm Rentals Staff
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Comfortable and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped kitchen with plenty of good quality cookware. A good assortment of spices were also provided along with huge rolls of plastic wrap and foil. Four Tommy Bahama beach chairs and a beach cart were also included with the rental property. We have been renting beach properties for well over 35 years and this was the best equipped properties we have rented. Short walk to the beach was nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! We are so glad that you took advantage of the great kitchen while you were here - hoping you caught some fish?? Please let us know when you are ready to book again, we'd be honored to have you back. Nothing is better than a repeat customer - especially someone who has booked with so many other properties and says we're one of the best!
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Chesapeake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Chesapeake Cottage for a week with a 5 month old and 6 adults. Beautiful home with a pool and a 2 to 3 minute walk to the beach. Home is very convenient with plenty of room. We cooked some and truly enjoyed the big island that seats 10. This was always our main conversation location in the whole house. Pool was great with plenty of children's water toys included. There are also several beach chairs included. House is centrally located to shopping and grocery stores. Would highly recommend this home to anyone, young or old.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We appreciate that you took the time to write it. We're so glad that you had a great time and hope you think of us for your next vacation!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Gulf of Mexico

Crystal Beach is a low-density, cottage-style neighborhood, with sidewalks and white picket fences, yet we're nestled in shopping, fine dining, and attraction for families with kids.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer Special 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Booking fee $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booked. Rate quotes on VRBO are approximations - call or email us for exact quotes, or if you have any questions at all. We love to speak with our guests!

Cleaning fee and 11% tax applies to all stays.

Call for monthly rates for January/February 2015

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bunk Room - 4 double , 2 bunk bed , A pair of full-over-full bunk beds.
    Side Bedroom - 1 king , Nice big bedroom on 2nd floor, king bed 2 of 3
    Main Bedroom - 1 king , Main floor bedroom, king bed 3 of 3, pool view
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large, open bedroom, king bed 1 of 3, private bath, deck
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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