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'The Great Escape'...Private Pool...Beach cottage...Steps to Beach!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Our charming Destin Florida Vacation Home is a three-bedroom cottage located in Destin's Crystal Beach community. Conveniently located just one and one-half blocks from the pristine Emerald Coast beach. It is an easy walk and there are no busy streets to cross. With 20-foot high vaulted ceilings and a retractable wall of glass overlooking our private pool, our home allows the outside to become part of your everyday living environment. Every room contains a ceiling fan and a 6-foot privacy fence surrounds the pool. Children and large families are welcome, but you may just want this Destin cottage all to yourself. Named “The Great Escape”, you will find this vacation home to be a wonderful retreat for families and/or couples. The contemporary decor and open floor plan allow you to relax in the comfort of our vacation home. The location is convenient to Destin Commons, the Fort Walton Airport, Big Kahuna Water Theme Park, and various other local Destin attractions. This absolutely perfect vacation home comes with a King bed in the master, a king size bed in the second bedroom and 2 sets of twin bunk beds in the third bedroom, which is perfectly suited for children! You also have a comfy queen sleeper sofa in the living room, should you need it. You will find the kitchen to have everything you need with all the comforts of home. The floor plan is open and airy, with a spacious feeling. Don’t forget about your private pool and patio area complete with gas grill and patio table and chairs. It's a wonderful escape from the beach. But, the Destin Florida beaches are the BEST!!! Your wonderful Destin Florida vacation can start with a day with shopping or golf, hit the beach or sit by the pool, you can complete your day with a fabulous meal. Whether you are in the mood to dress up and go out, or grill out by the pool, it is your choice. Our home is centrally located to a wide-range of activities for all ages. We are confident you will enjoy your 'Great Escape' Destin vacation as much as we do!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About The Owner

Welcome to The Great Escape! This is our home away from home. We built this house in 1998 when we were living in Boston, MA and needed a place to 'escape' to. We found Destin. Most of our family and friends had not heard of Destin and thought we crazy to be building a vacation home so far away. They also thought it would be impossible to rent and manage from so far away. Well, 17 successful years later we're still at it and loving it. We get down to Destin a few times every year; although it is never enough and the visits are too short! Destin is like an addiction! We just want to go back for more. And, the more we talk to people, we learn we're not the only ones who feel this way. People have been going to Destin year after year - for 15-20 years or more! We love Destin, the people, the incredible beaches and the wonderful memories we build with each trip. We've had over 100 families stay at the Great Escape and many return each year. As a mother of 13 year old twins and a nine year old, our lives are extremely busy and I look forward to our weekly vacation each year. We strive to make The Great Escape a wonderful, relaxing experience for all of our guests and are sure you will enjoy it, and Destin, as much as we do. We look forward to having you visit!

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

The Great Escape is a retreat from your everyday life. It is equipped with everything you need - you just have to show up and relax! We are within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and of course the beach! The private back yard allows you to entertain friends or enjoy the peace. You choose! Coffee in your jammies by your own private pool or cocktails at night - the choice is yours!

What makes this house unique

Our home is just that - a home. We have decorated as a home and it comes equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your vacation. We provide all linens, inlcuding beach towels! We also have pool toys and beach toys for you to use. If you're traveling with small kids, leave the pack 'n play and booster seat at home - we've got both at our place for you to use!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

'The Great Escape'...Private Pool...Beach cottage...Steps to Beach!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 45 reviews
Calhoun, GA
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Nancy, thanks for allowing us to make such good memories at "The Great Escape". Your home was so lovely - I loved the arrangement where the family could enjoy the togetherness and yet do their own thing. The kids loved the pool while the adults enjoyed cooking out on the covered porch or relaxing on the front porch reading a book.

The location of the home is great, close enough to the beach that the children can walk there safely and also close to some great resturants and shopping.

With pictures of your lovely family sitting around, it made for such a friendly environment that you felt like you were visiting relatives.

We'll definitely return to the "Great Escape". Maybe next time, I can bring my great-great grandchildren along

with my 5 greats.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool was nice and clean. Nancy was excellent to work with. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Glad you had fun and we hope you'll return again!
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome experience! My husband and I have been renting vacation rentals for over 10 years now and this one was a wonderful experience. Perfect for a weeks stay. The neighborhood was quiet and perfect for morning and evening walks with our puppy. The house provided everything we needed and then some. Honestly we did not want to leave it fell like home to us (even our puppy did not want to leave). Thank you for a wonderful experience- we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful time at our home and look forward to having you back!
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5

We had a great stay. All possible beach toys were there. Pack and play was new with sheets, boosters

  • 5 of 5

Pool was perfect for young children and parents when gulf was too rough, size made it easy to watch children from shady porch area. Excellent location, could walk to dinner, ice cream and other stores. Lovely house, super comfortable furniture, great beds. Kids loved watching TV from bunk beds.

Loved the house, want to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home and that the pack 'n play was put to good use. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Destin.
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Thank You Nancy!

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately, we had to request a cancellation for our stay recently in July due to personal reasons. I requested a refund, understanding the contract stated that there would be no refund unless the property was rented to someone else. With only a two week notification, I had very little confidence that I would receive a refund. To my surprise, Nancy wrote to me and informed me she had rented the house to someone else and that I would receive a refund. These are truly reputable folks and my next stay in Destin will be at your house! Thank you so much, it is good to know there are honorable people out there!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting this. I have rented out our home for many years and I do strive to make it a great experience all around. We are sorry you missed your trip this year but sincerely hope you will visit us on your next trip!
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Church Point, La
5

The great escape

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the "great escape" was amazing. The house is so beautiful and just the perfect size for a big family. Our young children enjoyed the pool so much. It was so nice after a long day at the beach. I highly recommend it and look forward to more Summer's spent there.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed our home and your stay in Destin. We would love to have you return!
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola, Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Various
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is conveniently located in the popular community of Crystal Beach. It is centrally located 4 miles east of Destin Harbour, and just south of Destin Commons.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rates
Oct 15 2016 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Spring Rates
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
 
 
Summer Rates
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The cleaning fee is included in weekly rentals. We only rent Sat-Sat during the peak summer months.
For nightly rentals the cleaning fee is $175.
Pet fee is $100 per pet per week.
The pool can be heated, upon request, for $100 per week.

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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Second Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room.
    Second Master - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
TV's in every room; all amenities from home including blender, iron and hair dryer!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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