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*FL Lower Winter Rates~Ripe 4 Snow Birds * 2-20 *Wlk2Bch * Pool Gazebo Central *

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5B/5B~Sleeps 20! Private pool, large backyard w/large gazebo. Very Well Stocked!

The housekeepers just spent the last week deep cleaning the house, getting the house, pool deck, & driveway pressure washed, AC's checked, bulbs & AC filters replaced, smoke detector batteries replaced, etc, etc. done. All just for you! Oh! And we go all new mattress covers, sheets and towels! (Updated 11/11/17)

Now Booking Fall!

But 1st I'd like to address the bad reviews from earlier in the spring. All problems have been dealt with with. I have even hired on a new fabulous cleaning crew & property manager for when I'm not there. Things have been fixed, carpets steam cleaned, outdoors pressure washed, etc, etc. I want my renters to have the best experience possible and I sometimes only know things are wrong when I'm told. Updated photos to be posted in next couple days. That being said...

Invite other families, or extended family and split the cost! And if you book my house next door (also sleeps 20) you can open the fence (20') in between to share the yards! VRBO #838166. I have another house 2 miles away that sleeps 18 that's Very Spacious, gated communitie, and awesome clubhouse amenities!~VRBO #888579.

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Great quiet neighborhood. You will feel at home AND on vacation.

FLAMINGO LANDING

***AGE REQUIREMENT***

The person whose name the house is rented under must be 25. For every 3-4 people under 25 there must be an adult. We do not allow exceptions as this is not a good neighborhood for 'spring breakers'. Thank you for your understanding.

Now for the Good Stuff!

Everything you could want to know about this house is on this site! I have given just about every description I could think of about the house & the area...so please check it all out. At the bottom, I'll tell you what changes we've made recently.

We are excited to offer a Pottery Barn look with a Caribbean flair. You will love the house and the location! Not only is Destin beautiful, our house is central to everything! including just a 2-3 minute walk to the white sugar sand beach with emerald blue waters of the Gulf.

An open floor plan says casual vacation, spacious & private, 5 bedrooms, 3 hangout areas to spread out, and large backyard with good size pool and room for lawn games.

1st floor-1 king & 1 queen bed, separate bath w/shower,

pullout sofa in living room

2nd floor-2 masters: 1 w/new king pillow top, & 1 w/king, both w/private balconies

3rd floor-queen w/private balcony, separate bath w/shower, plus a lounge are w/a new leather daybed w/trundle

All balconies have chairs & tables.

3rd floor hang-out on the spacious deck with 2 love seats, 8 chairs, and 2 tables that open towards the sofas.

The pool house has 2 new queen pillow tops plus a sleeper sofa, loveseat, and bathroom w/shower & a kitchenette.

Sun by the private pool, which is a good size with a privacy fence. There are 2 grills, 1 NEW (as of 1/2016) propane, 1 gas. There is a picnic table, umbrella, lights for at night, and a large custom gazebo with a long bench. Many chairs around the deck for tanning-don't forget sunscreen!

There is a beach closet full of chairs, an umbrella, and cooler plus there is an outside shower for after the beach.

Stainless steel kitchen appliances & there is more than enough dishes & cups, plus everything you could need to cook for a crowd.

The furnishes have all been recently updated, as have all the beddings.

The living room has a new sleeper sofa, love seat, & 4 chairs, the dining set seats 8 & there are stools at the bar plus a card table in the pantry for 4 more seats.

In March 2016~my contractor, housekeeper & I worked to make my house even better, based on reviews & suggestions I've gotten & making needed repairs. This is done every spring. I guarantee you will not be unhappy with Flamingo Landing!

More Details

Owner
Noelle Daniele
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Noelle Daniele

My husband and I grew up in Florida and raised our 3 teenagers there until just a few years ago. The beaches alway called out to us to come back. We were pleasantly surprised at just how beautiful the Northwest coast of Florida is compared to the Northeast! We were coming back so often we gave in and bought a second home. A few months later we decided to by a rental property for when we had family come to visit. Now you have a place for your whole family to get together!

Noelle Daniele purchased this house in 2012

Why Noelle Daniele chose Crystal Beach

This house just has such a Florida feel to it that we feel in love with it the first time we walked through it! Bright colored walls in every room. And we've added tons of Florida feeling photos, bedding, and such around the house.

What makes this house unique

I love that each room has it's own balcony and the huge deck on the 3rd floor (which I have put ample comfy seating on) over looking the normal size pool...so many rentals have tiny pools! And it's so nice to have the seperate pool house to either put the crazy teenagers in or the grandparents. Oh yeah, and the yard is pretty big, so you don't feel like the neighbors are right on top of you, and you can actually play yard games in. And it's not far from the beach! Just a short walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived to find a very welcoming property for our family's week vacation. There was plenty of room for everyone. The beach as well as plenty of restaurants, gift shops, ice cream shop, etc. are within walking distance. The owner is very responsive and attentive to all of our needs. The kids enjoyed having the pool to swim in and all of the accessories that were in the storage area. All in all it was worth what it was listed for and my family very much enjoyed our yearly family vacation all staying in the same place. Highly recommend this property!!
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower to get the sand and sunscreen off before jumping in the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Second Floor - 1 king
    Third Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Pool House Bedroom - 2 queen
    Third Floor Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Pool House Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main House Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Main Floor Bedrrom - 1 king , 1 queen
    Master Second Floor - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • On the 3rd floor, the quaint living area has a daybed (twin) w/trundle (twin, and it's own tv as well....that's the Third Floor twin/single (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 3.875 based on 51 reviews
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Great Location but property is in desperate need of EVERYTHING new...

  • 2 of 5

I will start off by saying the house is in a good location and if it were maintained like other houses we have rented from year to year in Destin we would have had a great stay. However, this house is clearly not maintained as it should be and it is not managed as it should be. The house could use all new furniture, mattresses (that have mattress covers on them), new towels, linens, rugs, kitchen supplies, etc. Also, the entire inside of the house needs to be repainted in addition to new cabinets and hardware in the bathrooms. Speaking of the bathrooms, they need serious updating. Cabinets were peeling in the bathrooms and in the kitchen, towel holders were missing, and random "old" chairs were located throughout the house. Also, the air conditioning in the house was zoned I think and some zones seemed to work and others did not. As for the outdoor area.... it could be a wonderful area to hang out in if it were cleaned up and maintained. The bushes were overgrown around the pool areas and thus blocked room around the pool and a large clump of foliage covered the central part of the pool house porch making getting in and out of both doors to the pool house and using the porch difficult if not impossible. Also, there was constant debri in the pool from the overgrown foliage. There was also "grill graveyard" with various old grills that no longer worked taking up space in the pool area. There was also trash and old pots strewn everywhere around the yard. The porches around the house were not clean. There was a half built and/or broken down shed in the yard as well. Our friends rented the house next door which is owned by the same owners as the house we rented. We rented together to be close to each other as the fence between the houses opened up. However, as bad as our house was in terms of cleanliness and need of updating, the house our friends rented was worse. They had many issues which were not fixed promptly and most importantly, the clothes dryer in the house and the murky pool. Long story short the owners of these houses need to get on the ball and do some major clean up and updating of these properties. We will go back to Destin however, we will be sure to be very careful before renting from this owner again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs a deep clean and updates

  • 2 of 5

Please do yourself a favor and read the reviews prior to renting. This house is in a great location and after talking to the owner about issues with the cable, internet, and outdoor umbrella, she did fix the issues. However, the house looked and felt dirty. It is in desperate need of a good cleaning and serious updating. For what we paid to rent, I would expect the house to at least be clean. The kitchen chairs have holes in the cushions. The air vents and bedroom fans are covered in an inch of dust. None of the exhaust fans work. The kitchen was lacking many things, including dish towels and washcloths. All the cabinet veneers are peeling in the kitchen and some of the bathrooms. The carpet was filthy and covered in stains. After stripping the beds before we left, I found the mattress I slept on all week had no protector and was covered in urine stains. I have never been so disgusted with a rental. We have been coming to Destin for many years and we will be back. One thing is for sure, I will never rent from these owners again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location but never ever would recommend this property to anyone

  • 1 of 5

Pool is falling apart, hedges are way overgrown, veranda cushions are all moldy, pool house smelled like cigarette smoke. New grill had no propane had to but my own, there are several old grills (3) just sitting around. Paid $150 for pool to be heated and it never was because gas was off. Was told I would get that back but a month after still haven't even after several texts stating I would. Was offered a 20% discount on next stay which will never happen, should have received it for this stay. Was told I could move in early because no one was renting the night before so I scheduled visitors flights accordingly. When we arrive there were people in the house and they were not told when they had to be out. My guests had to wait 4 hours for them to leave and cleaning crew to get it ready. Do not rent this property in my opinion, the pictures make it look a lot better than it is.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poor management

  • 1 of 5

I will start off with saying the house has great potential. It's located in a wonderful spot. It's close to the beach, restaurants, and stores. But unfortunately we had many issues from the beginning. The owner did not contact me with the house information until I emailed her the night before arrival. You are suppose to be able to check in at 4pm, we arrived at 7:30 and the house was still trashed from the previous renter. The cleaning crew was still working on the clean up. After a long a 13.5hr drive we were unable to unload and relax. When we returned to the house the floors were filthy, trash was left on the porch, there were only 5 towels in the entire house, not enough bed linens, the swimming pool was extremely disgusting, the kids found condoms in the dresser(thank goodness it wasn't drugs or needles), and the kitchen light did not work. I immediately texted the owner. She came over made a list of everything that was wrong. She did get us linens and towels the arrived during the night. She said that some would be there Sunday for the light and pool. The next morning we found the 3rd floor patio to have what looked to be vomit, which we needed to clean. One of the teenager also fell through her bed because the cross beams were not on it properly. Due to the bed not being properly put together we weren't able to fix it, she just put the mattress on the floor. I messaged the owner once again on Sunday. Needless to say we were not happy with all these issues. We did not hear from her son until Monday night. We cooked in the kitchen with no light for 2 nights, that was a serious challenge. No one ever came to fix the light, they just gave us a light on Tuesday afternoon. The pool guy finally came Tuesday, but we were not able to swim in the pool until Wednesday. The owner and son told us we would be compensated for our troubles. Well we are yet to hear how or when. After we returned home one of the teenagers realized he left his wallet there. I contacted the owners son about it. He responded with he would check with housekeeping. Well it's been over a week with no response. Many of these issues could have been avoided with better management. We will go back to Destin. However, we will be sure to rent from someone else.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House for large family

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been going to Florida for our vacation for several years. We usually stay in condos. This year we decided to try a house. Flamingo Landing was perfect for our large family. Each family had their own bedroom and bathroom. The pool was the perfect touch to our stay. The kids enjoyed it so much we had a hard time getting them to the beach. The only draw back was the beach but we quickly learned a short walk to the second public beach access was worth the short walk. It had showers and bathrooms. The outdoor was perfect for grilling and eating pool side. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us for the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Terrific Location

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families (6 adults and 10 kids) stay at Flamingo Landing and had a terrific time. This is our third different house in Destin and this one was terrific. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and lots of space for people to spread out- you definitely did not feel cramped.

The outdoor area and location were perfect especially for children and for adults to watch them. Located about a block away is an awesome park with playground equipment suitable for kids 2-12 and a basketball court that you can actually see from the house. The beach is a close walk as you are about a block from the road nearest the ocean, so it is really a 2- 2.5 block walk to the actual sand.

Really, this house is a great fit for 3 families (enough parking for 3 cars as well). A few other things of note: lots of beach "things" provided, good outdoor spaces, nice sound system hooked up from guest house to outdoors (that is compatible with smart phones and iPods), and Noelle was terrific to work with. Whenever I had questions either at the place or prior to arrival, she was good with email and texting.

Overall I would highly recommend this place and could see coming back to this same house.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.6 Miles
Fort Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Camilles Restaurant Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Four courses within 2 miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 98 and State Highway 293 or I-10 is close
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crystal Beach, Henderson State Park

Less than 2 miles away is groceries, outdoor mall, movie theater, restaurants on the water, bike rentals and more. Just a little further...

Things to enjoy:

It depends what time of year you go as to what you can do, but here's a list...

Beaches w/snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and all types of boating

Lakes~provide a scenic natural escape to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and fishing

Big Khahunas Water Park-a must for kids! (3.1 miles west on 98)

Baytowne Warf~restaurants on the water, shopping, adventure activities for the kids (6.4 miles east on 98)

Harbor Walk Marina has restaurants, shops, pier, & plenty of things just to walk around & see like jugglers, artist, jewlery makers, etc. (5.4 miles west on 98)

Destin Commons~Large Outdoor Mall (1 mile)

Putt Putt

Golf Courses

Pirate Cruise

Dinner Cruise

Spas, Pilates, Gyms, Bike shops with group rides

Silver Sands Outlet Mall

Deep Sea Fishing

Boat & Seadoo Rentals (go to crab island!)

30A-great (30 mins away) areas to shop dine, nature walks, ride bikes

Air Force Armament Museum (30 mins...by airport...free)

Henderson Beach State Park

The Track, Fat Daddy's Arcade, Alligators at Fudpuckers, Euro-bungy, Tower Climb, Playground nearby, bike rentals, golf cart rentals (my favorite way to tool around scenic 98), paddle boarding (YOLO), parasailing, surfing lessons...well, any lessons, dolphin tour, antiquing and upscale resale shops, etc, etc, etc

Panama City is 1 hour away and has the following...

Riplies Believe It or Not Museum

Several Fesivals

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Gulf World Marine Park

Pensacola is 1 1/2 hours away and has the following...

National Naval Aviation Museum w/150 vintage aircraft, flight simulators and an IMAX Theatre

water park

zoo

Blue Angles

Gallery Night monthly.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49
Cleaning Fee $365 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pool can be heated for an additional $200 a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.