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Doctors Order's 2 days free for Family Spring Brk Private Pool, Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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.

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Franni Whiteside
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 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

This house was perfect for us! It's a short walk to the beach and they have all the necessities to take along including chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, ice chests, and carts to haul it all in. All you need is your beach towel, sunscreen, drinks and a good book. Everything in the house was really nice and clean! We enjoyed a beautiful dolphin tour, parasailing, and lots of yummy sea food while in Destin! We highly recommend vacationing here!
May 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Doctors Order's 2 days free for Family Spring Brk Private Pool, Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.952381 based on 25 reviews

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
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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
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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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Family Time

  • 4 of 5

We had 4 generations getting together and the house worked really well for us. It's within a few blocks to the beach and they include wagons to cart stuff to the beach, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, a kayak, bikes, a couple coolers, etc. Not all houses come with supplies like this. The back deck is only accessible from the house, which was great as we had a dog and three little ones under three. It was also helpful to have a bedroom on the main level for my parents, as going up and down the stairs would have been difficult. It's very close to all kinds of shopping as well. I would give it 4 1/2 stars if that was an option. Only thing I would recommend is to change out the full size bed for a queen in one of the upstairs bedrooms. We would stay here again - and the owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Four generations got together for a great family vacation. This house was perfect and just as advertised. This house was clean with our only complaint related to stained carpets, but they are being replaced next month which will only improve a great house. The home is well furnished and cozy, sitting in a cul-de-sac with virtually no traffic and very quiet. The pool is small but was perfect for our family to cool off when we were not at the beach. The beach is the reason for going to Destin and this home offers access to a private beach only 150 yards away. The walk was short and well worth it. Ken and Franni were very helpful to this first time renter and they offer extras with their house too numerous to mention. I highly recommend Doctor's Orders.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter3 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 24 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Aug 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1816 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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