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Short Walk to Private Beach, Private Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, Lake, Bikes, Kayak

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


About the property

4 Bedroom / 3 Bath, Sleeps 12

Why is DoctorsOrdersDestin is the Beach House for your family?

• 360 yards to our Private Section of Crystal Beach

• Outdoor Pool that is completely fenced in. Private and Safe!

• Quiet location end of the street across from the beach.

• We proved Kayak, Bikes, Industrial Umbrella's and Chairs.

• Sleeps 12 w/ 4BR. One of the largest gourmet kitchens in the area!

• Two wonderful balconies with beautiful lake views and gas BBQ.

• Lounging chairs on balconies, front porch, and pool area.

• In the heart of Destin. Shopping and Restaurants close by.

• You deal with the Owners! Nobody will take better care of you or the home.

• See our reviews. You can be the next happy family to enjoy DoctorsOrdersDestin.

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:
March 22, 2018

Why Franni Whiteside chose Crystal Beach

Why Doctor's Orders Beach House?

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

What a wonderful place to come and enjoy time with family and my best friends. No matter if it's sunny or rainy there is always something you can find to do at Doctor's Orders. Go to the Private Beach, play board games, make great meals, or go out to eat. It's all here to do and enjoy at your pace, at your time schedule.

I really like the quiet street, and having the one bedroom downstairs for my special needs daughter. That made a difference.

Thank you for a wonderful time!!!

We would love to come again!
Apr 2017
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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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Short Walk to Private Beach, Private Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, Lake, Bikes, Kayak
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 42 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This little piece of heaven is located in a quiet, quaint neighborhood across from the beach. The home was inviting from the moment you walked in. The colors are soothing, kitchen has everything you need, rooms are spacious. We went with 2 other families. I personally loved having a room with bunk beds for our kids. Chairs and umbrellas were available for your days at beach. Master sweet is large with a large bathroom. This home lacks nothing. We have recommended this home and will return. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: March 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: October 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: July 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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $240 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.