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Doctors Order's Private Pool, Walk to Private Beach. Umbrella Chairs Bikes Kayak

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,816 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom / 3 Bath, Sleeps 12

Isn’t it easy to get sick of work, sick of stress and sick of a fast-paced life these days! The cure? A quiet getaway at Doctor’s Orders in Kokomo Cove! This Destin vacation rental sits just enough off the beaten path to offer real peace and tranquility- there are no parking lots, cement jungles or noisy neighbors here! It’s wooded surroundings encompass views of two inlets of Destiny West lake speckled with charming wildlife that call it home.

Another pleasant side effect of Doctor’s Orders is its location near Destin’s most powerful medicine- the soothing Gulf of Mexico. Head two blocks from the front porch and see the sun sparkling on the emerald water like diamonds, feel the powder-soft sand between your toes and listen to the rustle of sea oats in the Gulf Breeze. That powerful combination is sure to heal whatever ails you! You'll be able to control the camera presented by our closest restaurant on the beach, The CrabTrap. Our private beach is a couple hundred feet to the right of this public beach and usually has roughly one tenth the people on it!)

Kokomo Cove’s entry also crosses a newly paved walking path that stretches the length of the beach road. Restaurants, shops and even golf courses dot this scenic route and provide entertaining waypoints for a sunny bike ride. We provide bikes, kayak, chairs, and umbrellas!

Doctor’s Orders has been totally renovated in 2015. Your home by the sea features a calming interior with worry-free Onyx Tile floors, a beautifully updated kitchen and new HD TV's. Additional ‘recovery aids’ include an eye-catching oceanscape décor, the convenience of a laundry room as well as the luxury of a Jacuzzi bath in the master suite. Plus, the private pool deck, two balconies with water views and a private grill are extra perks to this rejuvenating vacation home.

More Details

Franni Whiteside
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Why Franni Whiteside chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

Why Kokomo Kove:

Doctor's Orders is on a quiet street yet very close to the beach and close to all the attractions Destin has to offer. We pride ourselves on keeping those little extras at the house so that you can really enjoy your stay without repeated trips to the store. There are nice wide walking paths for taking a stroll, morning jog, or bike ride. You have unique privacy with the Coastal Lake just past the back yard. This provides you with the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a morning cup of coffee or a beautiful sunset sky.

What makes this house unique

There is a deeded private beach access located just at the end of the street. The beach is 0.2 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Terrel's from Seiling, Oklahoma

Brett, Sheila, Shelby & Katie, Brandon & Shurae, Caleb, and Reima Sipari from Helsinki Finland.

We brought our 3 daughters and husband / boyfriends to celebrate our youngest daughter graduating high school.

We ate at several good restaurants including

Brotula's - Great Seafood

Bucks Smokehouse - Yummy Bar-b-que very reasonable

Dewey Destin - Deafood

McGuire's Irish Pub - Steaks, burgers, some seafood (you will leave this place stuffed!) fun atmosphere

Some of the activities we enjoyed were a Sunset - Dolphin Cruise with Sea Blasters. Highly recommend! Around $27 a person. They have free wine, beer, and pop (all you want) We saw lots of dolphins! It was a great time!

Parasailing with Boogies. Around $50 per person. Beautiful view!

And of course the beach! Loved it.

The house was perfect for us! We loved having he beach chairs, umbrella's, and toys. Also the pool was an extra bonus! The decor is so nice, the beds are really comfortable, and we found everything we needed! We would love to come again someday.

Thanks Franni
May 2016
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Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Every outlet store you can think of!"
Crystal Beach-Perfect Location!
"One of the best beaches in the world!"
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Fort Walton Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Scenic Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Crab Trap
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Crystal Beach -
Car: necessary

Sandy White Beaches, Deep Sea Fishing, Outlet Mall, Public Beach Playground, Dolphin Cruises, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises, Gulfarium, Big Kahuna Water Park, Go-Carts, Bumper Boats, 'Bass Pro Store', New movie theater, Hard Rock Cafe, Build-a-bear Workshop


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 Sets of Bunks (Sleeps 4)
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King added Sep 2015
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Doctors Order's Private Pool, Walk to Private Beach. Umbrella Chairs Bikes Kayak
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 33 reviews

Beautifully decorated and clean house

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time that I had rented a house for a vacation. It is a beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean house. There were eleven of us from my family that stayed and there was plenty of room. The host was very accommodating and I would definitely rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this quite lovely beach house with 10 adults and a couple of little ones. The weather did not cooperate for the first few days but it did not stop us from making great family memories and having alot of fun. The house was well stocked with just about anything you needed. We thoroughly enjoyed riding the kayak. We played Frisbee on the beach and flew kites. We took our washer boards and played washers, and we played in the sand with the little ones with the sand toys that were provided by the owners.. We also took our boat for fishing and also drove out and watched the dolphins, followed by grabbing a bite to eat at Harborside. We did some shopping and cooked a bit as well. The guys played golf one day while the women and kids played putt putt. Every night after supper, we all gathered at the table and played games and just enjoyed each other's company. We would like to thank the owners, who were very friendly and helpful, for sharing their beach house with us and allowing us to have these great memories of Destin. We hope to return when there is no chance of a cool front so we can swim a bit in the ocean and the pool without being cold. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to rent a nice clean place for a couple of families, or a large family. Having beds for 12 was nice. I don't think you can find a house any cleaner and one that makes you feel at home as this one.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, OH

Awesome Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is amazing and would recommend it for anyone. They have a king size bed, 2 queen 4 beds, a sofa bed and 2 sets of bunk beds to help your family fit. The house had everything you needed to cook, relax, and sleep. The only thing you needed was clothes and food. The walk to the beach is not far at all (2 blocks if that). Being on the private beach was so peaceful and the house provided beach umbrellas, chairs and toys for the kids so you don't have to travel with them. Would recommend the house to anyone no matter the age!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Excellent Stay! Would Rent Again!

  • 5 of 5

Family of 9 (mix of adults and children) stayed at Drs Orders for 6 days, and wow we had a wonderful stay at this house! The location is great - very close to the beach and you get a great view of the lake from the back porch. Very comfortable accommodations and well stocked kitchen, plus the house is so charmingly decorated! However, Franni, the owner, makes this a standout rental. She is so pleasant and went above and beyond to make sure my family had a wonderful stay. Prior to our stay there was a problem with the sofa bed, and Franni called to communicate the issue (knowing we would need to use that bed) and offered a solution. She kept in touch to make sure the replacement bed arrived, that we found the bed comfortable, and to make sure we were enjoying our stay - even when I wasn't the most responsive (and having too much fun at the beach!). I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Franni for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay had everything we needed. Lovely quite street close to the beach. Lovely decorated home made you feel like it was your own. We have stayed in a lot of homes over the years in the Destin area this one by far was the best over all. The Redmon's, The Walling's & The White's June 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingwood, TX

Accommodations are superior!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families on our trip, totaling 12 1/2 people (we had an infant) and the home was very accommodating to us all! Franni is an unbelievable generous home owner, and you can tell that she takes pride in not only making sure her home is well kept but also that the guests staying are comfortable and happy! Below is my review that includes both positive and negative items:


- This home comes fully stocked for a beach vacation! Every kitchen item, beach item, games for the kids, even items for babies, so you don’t have to pack them with you!

- The distance to the beach is real close, a short 5 minute walk to a private beach that was almost secluded.

- The pool, although small is an excellent addition! The kids in our group were in it every day!

- The communication between myself and Franni was amazing – she is super sweet and friendly and I couldn’t ask for a better hostess!


- We were told by other members that the beds in the guest rooms (not the master) were a little on the firm side, and a tad bit small (Full size vs. Queen)

- There was a ton of bugs at night, because of the lake behind the home, but they do have a professional bug company that did come by and spray the back for us (he came automatically, not on our request)

In conclusion, the home is outstanding, we didn’t feel like we were “renting” a home, we felt like we lived there, if only for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Destin, FL and will look into booking for the future at Doctor's Orders!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for the positive response, it is our goal to have our guest feel like they are at home and that they can truly enjoy their stay. It was my pleasure working with you and helping you with questions and concerns you had about planning your vacation. Also we will be making the change of the Full bed to a Queen bed at the end of the season, this way everyone will enjoy their stay with a comfortable nights rest. So look for that change. The bugs, this is something that we have discussed, with the idea of screening in the porch, and we have also discussed enlarging the back deck into an even larger space so you would be able to fully enjoy the lake and the view. So we are working on a solution. Thank you again for your review and I look forward to having you again next year. Kind regards. Franni
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.