'the Great Escape'...Private Pool...Beach Cottage...Steps to Beach!

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/18/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be minimum of 25 years old to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 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....moreless

  • Second Master: 1 king


  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double vanity...moreless

  • Second Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower


Other Amenities

  • TV's in every room; all amenities from home including blender, iron and hair dryer!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful wood dining table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates
Oct 15 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Rates
Feb 25 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Summer
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer Rates
May 27 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft. Walton Beach, Pensacola, Panama City
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

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!

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach, Destin, FL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/18/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Your own private pool!

    Your own private pool!

  • Master bedroom with new King bed

    Master bedroom with new King bed

  • Grassy back yard -completely fenced in.  Bocce ball, anyone?

    Grassy back yard -completely fenced in. Bocce ball, anyone?

  • Gertie, the Flamingo

    Gertie, the Flamingo

  • Bunk Room!  Two sets of twin bunk beds.

    Bunk Room! Two sets of twin bunk beds.

  • Sandcastles on the beach

    Sandcastles on the beach

  • Large, fenced in back yard with privacy fence!

    Large, fenced in back yard with privacy fence!

  • Front of Home

    Front of Home

  • Living room with new sleeper sofa and love seat

    Living room with new sleeper sofa and love seat

  • Master bathroom with dual vanities and large shower with two shower heads

    Master bathroom with dual vanities and large shower with two shower heads

  • Dining Room Table

    Dining Room Table

  • Spacious, open kitchen

    Spacious, open kitchen

  • Second Master Bedroom

    Second Master Bedroom

  • Beach access at the end of the street

    Beach access at the end of the street

  • Twins playing on the beach

    Twins playing on the beach

  • The private pool

    The private pool

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This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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