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Crystal Cottage-3BR- Apr 9 to 11 $895! PrivatePool- Walk2Beach- Fun Pass

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8

Top Reasons to Book this lovely Cottage:

* Fun Pass (1 Ticket Daily) see below

* Private Pool, wraparound porch, & balcony!

* Walk 500 feet to Crystal Beach!

* Less than 1 mile from Destin Commons

* Professionally Managed; 24/7 Service

*This property is Not available to Adults under age 25, No Exceptions.*

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1450 per month + 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. The Fun Pass is not available on monthly rentals.

The 3 bedroom 'Crystal Cottage' is located only a few steps from the white sandy beaches and emerald green water and boasts a private pool. From the wrap-around balcony, you'll enjoy the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll be just 500 FEET from the beach in this great beach house!

You'll have lots of privacy in the upstairs master suite with vaulted ceiling and secluded sun porch. The open plan design of the lower level features lots of natural light, upscale, beach-themed decor and tasteful furnishings.

Fun Pass; Destin Explorer: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy one free admission 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 Setup:

Master 2nd Floor - King

1st Guest 1st Floor - Queen

2nd Guest 1st Floor - Queen

Sleeper Sofa in Living Room

The location and charm of Crystal Cottage can't be beat!

Area Attractions:

Crystal Beach is a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Walk to close by restaurants such as the award-winning 790 Inn on the Gulf, or Sarah K's Gourmet, get your fro-yo on at U-Twirl Frozen Yogurt or learn how to ride the waves at All-A Board Surf School.

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.

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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


We had everything we needed and it was great having the pool. The kids were either in the pool or the ocean nearly all the time. The house is a great family gathering place and we will go back again.
Nov 2014
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , NEW and Gorgeous Bath on Main Level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master - 1 king , on second floor
    guest - 1 queen
    guest - 1 queen
    pull out sofa bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Crystal Cottage-3BR- Apr 9 to 11 $895! PrivatePool- Walk2Beach- Fun Pass
average rating of 4.0 based on 14 reviews

We enjoyed our stay very much

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was well equipped, beds were comfortable and plenty of seating on decks and patio. The only thing I’d suggest to the owners/managers would be to work on the lawn, there are goat head weeds in the lawn that stick to your feet and shoes.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was pretty much nice. The bedroom carpets could have been cleaner, there were dead roaches that we had to sweep up upon arrival, glad they were dead ones! The wifi went out for some reason after a couple of days, but other than that, everything was pretty much nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this cute cottage. We’re happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience while staying with us. We wish you would of called us on the cleaning issues we would of more than gladly taken care of this for you. We value your referrals and hope you will come back to see us! Thanks again for staying with Real Joy!
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Very nice! Felt like home!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house really made us feel like we were home. The inside of the house is beautiful, very well decorated the kitchen was a good size and had everythingwe needed. The outside of the house a bit of wear. The pool was a plus to our vacation. The walk to the beach was very short.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vanessa. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely cottage. We’re happy to hear you felt like at home and the kitchen had everything you needed. The pool is a nice bonus! We hope you will come back to visit! Thanks again for staying with Real Joy!
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The stay was great! Except for a few bugs we found it was a nice and comfortable house. The pool was dirty so we didn't use that either. Too deep for the kids to. But other than that the beds were comfy and lots of room to sleep. Tv access was also great. And so close to the beach! Would come back next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this cute cottage. We’re happy to hear you had a great stay and enjoyed the easy access to the beach. We wish you would have contacted us on the issues you had so we could of corrected them during your stay. Thanks again for your feedback and thank you for staying with Real Joy!
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Great family fun

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at crystal cottage. Everything met our expectations. The only negative was the yard. The yard/ grass area had not been kept up. Too many stickers which would end up on our shoes & inside the house. Other than that very comfy & close to beach. Will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine. Thank you for your feedback on your stay at this lovely cottage. We’re pleased to hear you had a wonderful time and everything met your expectations. We will pass along to property management about the yard. We hope you come back to see us. Thank you for staying with Real Joy!
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Very nice inside! Close to the beach. Outside was nice with the pool!

  • 4 of 5

Curb appeal was average. Nice deck on top and private swimming pool. Close to the beach!!! Overall it was the nicest of all the places I've stayed in Destin

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel. Thanks for your feedback on your stay at this cute cottage. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the private pool and easy access to the beach. Our teams work hard to keep the units clean and comfortable for our guests. We hope you will come back to visit. Thank you for staying with Real Joy!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Varies
  • USD
  • 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
  • 30% down at time of booking, not refundable
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
  • We offer optional trip insurance for an add'l 7%
  • SNOWBIRDS* $1450/mo + taxes & fees - Nov through February