About the property
- Cottage1345 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Your New Family Favorite in Beautiful Crystal Beach Awaits your Arrival!
RENTALS DURING PEAK SUMMER SEASON ARE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY
Newly furnished, newly decorated and equipped, and freshly painted three bedroom, two bath, cottage in Crystal Beach. Everything new, fresh and awaiting your arrival for your Destin Beach vacation.
This gorgeous cottage is located in the desirable, quiet, private and family-friendly Clipper Cove neighborhood, complete with white picket fences. Ideally located just 400 steps from the beach (yes, we counted) and an easy walk to world class shopping and dining. Whether you prefer lazy days on the sugar white sand beaches or planned activities and shopping, this property has it all.
Sleeping accommodations: 1 KING/1 QUEEN/2 SETS OF BUNK BEDS
**MAXIMUM OF 4 ADULTS** **NO ADULTS IN BUNK BEDS**
The spacious open floor plan means every guest has elbow room and a place to relax, socialize with family, watch TV, do a puzzle, take a nap, enjoy a quiet book on the porch, etc. Your choice, you're on vacation!
NEW UPGRADES AND DECOR:
NEW- No more carpet! Solid flooring in all 3 bedrooms! (photos to be updated soon)
NEW- Upscale Beach Cottage Furnishings throughout
NEW- Wall hung Flat Screen TV and Blu-Ray Player in Family Room
NEW- Dining area for six to eight guests
NEW- Counter height barstools at kitchen bar top
NEW-bedding/mattresses/furniture/decor in all 3 bedrooms
NEW-flat screen TVs in every bedroom
NEW- XBOX in bunk room with games
NEW- kid- friendly DVD collection in bunk room
NEW stainless steel refrigerator, stainless steel glass top stove/oven, stainless steel dishwasher.
NEW- Well stocked equipment and supplies including new toaster oven/microwave/coffee maker/Keurig K-cup maker, utensils, food storage, etc.
NEW-outdoor patio furniture for relaxing in the shade after a day at the beach
NEW-outdoor BBQ gas grill
So many extras.....
-NEW 4 Beach cruiser bikes included!
-NEW Beach gear including beach chairs and toys, beach cart, umbrella, boogie boards, Paddle Ball, etc. (inventory varies)
-NEW XBOX for the kids in the bunk room
-Neighborhood Pool with Coded Gate for guests and residents only, just a few doors down
-FREE WiFi throughout the home
Two beach accesses just a few doors down in either direction. Both are an easy 5 minute walk on neighborhood sidewalks. So easy, even the little ones will be happy!
When you've had enough fun in the sun, come back to Clipper Cove and enjoy the community pool for residents and guests only. It's just two doors down.
Within walking distance to The Commons, a first-class retail shopping and dining experience complete with a movie theater.
Two family entertainment venues, The Track Amusement Center and Big Kahuna's, are a quick five minute car ride from the house. The Track is full of fun with mini-golf, go carts, water bumper boats, and even bungee jumping! Big Kahuna's, a family favorite outdoor water park is fun for all ages!
We even have a little coffee shop right around the corner (Camille's) you can walk to for your first cup of Joe in the morning. It's a great place to check out beach conditions for the day and read the morning paper on their outdoor patio. They have fresh baked breakfast treats daily and smoothies too. You can even stop in for a great sandwich for lunch. For dinner, their upstairs restaurant is our Destin favorite for it's cozy atmosphere and phenomenal seafood and sushi.
Last, but certainly not least, we personally make all of our reservations for our home. Please feel free to contact us anytime! We'd love to tell you more or answer any questions you might have about your upcoming stay in beautiful Destin, Florida.
Come and make some memories of your own at 'These Are The Days.'
Matt and Michelle Markel
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Matt and Michelle Markel
We love the beach and we wanted a place to make lasting memories for our family. We hope you and your family will make some wonderful memories of your own in our little slice of heaven of in Destin, Florida. We named the house 'These Are The Days' after an 80's song that reminds us that these are days to remember and appreciate.
Matt and Michelle Markel purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Matt and Michelle Markel chose Destin
We've been coming to Destin for beach vacations for many years with our family and friends. When we saw what is now 'These Are The Days' we knew it was the perfect home for us. It's steps away from the beautiful beaches, within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and local activities, but is tucked away in a quiet little beach neighborhood. A true gem!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location and cute home.
We loved this home and all it offered. The bicycles were a great extra surprise and made getting around a little more fun.
We felt completely at home here. The house was very clean, the kitchen has everything you need. Close walk to the beach and a short drive to just about everything, the house is absolutely beautiful and the neighborhood is so pretty! we will definitely be Back!
Well maintained and pleasant home.
The home was well decorated and comfortable. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals. We enjoyed the porch and the fact it was an easy walk to the beach. Wish we could have stayed longer.
We couldn't of picked a better place to stay!
Everything was so perfect at this cottage. We loved the decor and amenities.Everything was very clean! The short walk to the beach was so convenient with our 3 kids. We loved stopping by Camilles for a breakfast sandwich before the beach. A huge plus for our family. We took advantage of the many activities the owners put in their blue book. All of their recommendations were spot on!
This was our 1st trip to Destin but definitely not our last! We hope to return to These are the days next year and maybe take my in laws!They would love it!
Great location and great house!
Having never been to Destin before, we were thrilled over the location of this house once we got the lay of the land! Tucked in a quiet neighborhood, you would never realize that less than half a mile up the street there is a grocery store, pharmacy, cinema, restaurants and an outdoor mall. The traffic in that area was very manageable and you were just a short drive away from the many attractions in Destin and Okaloosa Island to the west and Miramar Beach and Sandestin to the east...a very nice central location. There was minimal traffic in the neighborhood, which was nice with small children. The walk to the beach was very manageable for our 6 and 4 year old, and the beach cart, umbrella, chairs, sand toys and boogie boards were an added bonus that helped minimize our packing from home. The beach itself is pristine, not overly crowded, and has public restrooms and showers to rinse off before your walk home. The house was very clean, simply and nicely decorated, had anything we needed to prepare meals at home, and was very comfortable for our family. There is plenty of closet space although not a lot of drawer space for clothing. The pool is just 3 houses away, and while small, was roomy enough for the three families there the day we visited. The Markels were very responsive and easy to work with. We definitely would stay here again!
Beautiful home, quiet neighborhood, close to pool & beach!
Beautifully furnished home just a short walk to the beach and 3 houses away from the pool! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Lots of sand toys, chairs, and a beach cart to use. Fully stocked kitchen and a nice grill out back. Reminder to bring your own trash bags, hand soap, and dish soap (I didn't even think these items wouldn't be included...and kinda feel they should be there.but that's ok!). Washer and dryer was a must for us and loved the outside shower. Just a great rental!!! Book it, you'll love it too! We had 5 adults and 3 kids and fit comfortably.
Thank you for choosing "These Are The Days" for your family vacation. We love hearing how much you enjoyed your stay! Yes, those items you mentioned are always provided for our guests. I'm disappointed to hear that you did not find them. I wish you had let my property manager know when she stopped at the house to ensure you were happy and all settled in. We could have remedied it almost instantly as she carries supplies in her car. We do our best to exceed our guests' expectations and always act quickly if we are aware of any issues.
We are so glad you appreciated the other extras we provided to make the start of your summer one you'll remember fondly.
Clipper Cove neighborhood is steps from the beach. Restaurants, shopping and family fun are within walking distance.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Must be 25 years or older. Rates and policies subject to change until booking is confirmed. Two payments- 50% -1st Payment due at booking 50%- 2nd payment due 60 days prior to arrival. Payments are non-refundable. Please consider purchasing a Cancellation Protection Plan via the insurer of your choice. *Payments made with a credit card issued outside the U.S. will incur a 4.9% foreign credit card transaction fee. This amount will be deducted from your damage deposit. Damage Deposit: $300, Refundable within 1 week after departure (less international credit card transaction fees if applicable) No school spring breakers or chaperoned groups. Absolutely no exceptions. 4 adults maximum NO PETS- We are not able to make exceptions.