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March 24-31 Open! All New Furniture~1/2 Block to Beach~Heated Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | Sleeps 16

**Barefoot Escapes**

This home sleeps a total of 16 people so it's a great home for 2-3 families with children. If you have a group of all adults (no children), then it is most comfortable for no more than 12 adults. Or If you have a large group, rent this home together with 'Seahouse Escape' next door (see VRBO #4804) - Between the two homes, there are 8 bedrooms!

Barefoot Escapes is a beautiful, cottage-style beach home that has been completely updated. With fresh paint (inside and out), new furniture, new quilts, window coverings and 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, this home is the perfect spot for your Destin vacation. Barefoot Escapes offers 2 Master Bedrooms; and a double bunk room in the main house, and a 3rd Master Bedroom in the Carriage House next to the private pool. And of course, there is also dedicated FREE WIFI.

It’s about a one block walk to the pristine white beach! We provide a cart with beach chairs and an umbrella, so you can roll your gear to the beach with ease.


You’ll love the spacious, open floor plan of the main house with tiled floors, plenty of comfortable seating in the living area (including a sleeper sofa) and a 46” flat screen TV. The dining table seats 8, with additional seating for 5 at the breakfast bar. You’ll enjoy cooking in the bright, open kitchen with BRAND NEW Stainless Steel appliances. This very functional space comes equipped with a blender, toaster, professional Calphalon cookware, Keurig K-Cup coffee maker and a regular drip coffee maker, etc. The pantry is also stocked with a few essentials to get you started like spices, foil, cream, sugar, etc.

We've also installed a new Samsung front-loader washer & dryer for the convenience of our guests.


Down the extra-wide hallway on the main floor is this comfortable, private bedroom that features a QUEEN BED with a new quilt, super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets, two bedside tables with reading lamps and a flat-screen TV. Two delightful paintings by a local artist adorn the walls of this lovely space. A dresser and double-door closet provide plenty of space for your things. The well-appointed, full bathroom is adjacent to this bedroom.

Bathroom #1

This spacious bathroom on the 1st floor features a commode, large vanity with sink and drawers and a tub/shower combination. You’ll also find large, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer in this bathroom.


The extra-large King Master bedroom is upstairs and features a KING BED with a brand new quilt and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets, a sleeper sofa and a flat-screen TV. From this room, you can step out to your private second floor deck to enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day at the beach. There are two bedside tables with reading lamps if you’d like to curl up with a good book; you could close the room-darkening curtains and sleep in or take a nap while on vacation. There’s also a dresser in this bedroom and a walk-in closet in the attached private bathroom.

Bathroom #2 - Ensuite (King Master)

This roomy bathroom features an extra-large vanity with double sinks and drawers, a linen closet, commode, bathtub and separate shower. You’ll appreciate the size and convenience of this bathroom, as well as the big, fluffy bath towels and personal hair dryer.


Down the wide hallway from the Master Bedroom, this super-size bunk room features two BRAND NEW full-over-full bunks (that's 4 full-size beds) PLUS a queen bed, so there’s room for up to 10 children. They will love having this space to hang out when they’re not outside enjoying the Destin sunshine. There’s a flat screen TV, two closets and plenty of floor space to spread out. The bunk room also has its own private full bath.

Bathroom #3 - Ensuite (Bunk room)

This bathroom attached to the Bunk Room is equipped with a commode, vanity with sink and tub/shower combination. There is also a personal hair dryer and large fluffy bath towels for the Bunk Room guests.


This lovely Carriage House is next to the private pool behind the main house. Inside you’ll find a comfortable living area with a sofa and kitchenette with toaster, coffee maker & microwave. There's also a King Master bedroom and full bathroom.


This bedroom features a King bed with a brand new cotton quilt, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, two night tables with reading lamps and a walk-in closet.

Bathroom #4 - (Carriage House)

This bathroom includes a commode, sink and tub/shower combination. You’ll also find a personal hair dryer and big, fluffy bath towels.

This charming home offers a huge private back yard with a sunny pool deck complete with two outdoor dining sets, lounge chairs and a large grill. For your safety, there are childproof gates to the pool deck from both the main house and the carriage house. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.


Crystal Beach is the gold standard of high-rise condominiums or beaches packed with 4 rows of vendor chairs. Crystal beach is mostly residential, which contributes to the quietness of the neighborhood. This home is about a block from the beach; you can choose between two access points: Shirah Street or the larger ‘Shore at Crystal Beach Park’ with a pavilion and bathrooms.

Restaurants, activities and entertainment are also close-by. Destin Commons, a beautiful upscale shopping and entertainment center, is less than a half-mile away. It features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Bass Pro Shop, World of Beer, Panera Bread, Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, AMC Theater with IMAX and much more. Local favorite, Camille’s, is an easy walk around the corner and The Crab Trap is about a mile east. You can bicycle, scooter, Jet ski and go para-sailing all within walking distance. The Silver Sands Outlet mall is not far for those who enjoy “retail therapy”!



We’re local and personally keep this home in top shape. It’s always clean, the linens will always be nice and everything is impeccably maintained. You don’t have to worry about finding a home that’s less than advertised. We’re going to greet you when you check-in and we will be here if you need us during your stay.

We know how difficult it is to find a vacation rental to suit your family’s needs, schedules and budget. We’re happy to assist you with the process of finding and booking the right place to stay for your vacation. We do our best to get back to all email inquiries quickly - usually within an hour.

More Details

Property Manager
Sugar Palm Rentals
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Email us PRIOR to booking online. Be sure to read All Rental Rules and Maximum Occupancy rules.
  • Number of people allowed in this home varies depending on ratio of adults to children 14 and under. Email us before you book!
  • We cannot rent to vacationing students or single groups under 25 years of age unless approved in writing in advance.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large private bath in master bedroom
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on first floor of main house
    Carriage House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath in carriage house
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full private bath in bunk room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Carriage House bedroom, full bath
    Queen Jr. Master Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor bedroom in main house, adjacent full bath
    King Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge 2nd floor master, king bed, sleeper sofa, private bath
    Bunk Room - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Huge bunk room - TWO full-over-full bunks + a queen bed!
  • Queen sleeper sofa in the King master on the 2nd floor, and one in the living area of the main house.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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March 24-31 Open! All New Furniture~1/2 Block to Beach~Heated Private Pool
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful house, gorgeous private pool, spacious cabana! WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Destin, FL and it could not have been more perfect thanks to the accommodating hospitality of our Sugar Palms Vacation Rentals staff. They greeted our arrival with an immaculate home, pool and cabana ready and waiting, along with a yummy box of local homemade donuts which the teens devoured after a 5 hour drive from Atlanta. We only had a slight issue with a noisy neighborhood rental home, which the Sugar Palms staff immediately addressed. The home was well equipped with all the patio chairs and tables around the pool, with beach umbrella and lounge chairs neatly packed in a beach wagon for our ease of transport. Sugar Palms provided helpful information regarding local athletic facilities for daily workouts, bicycle rentals and more. Best of all was how well equipped the home was for our comfortable use. We love to cook, so not having to go out and buy certain pans or utencils was a huge help when preparing large family meals after a long day at the beautiful Crystal Beach. The price of the home was incredibly reasonable for the outstanding quality we experienced inside and out, and just a 1/2 block walk from the beach. Tons of restaurants and entertainment venues were within walking distance, exactly as we were told, as well as grocery and convenience stores. We were well-prepared for our week-long vacation because of the outstanding communication from Sugar Palms. We were very fortunate to find such a professional rental property management company. Much appreciated.

Thank you, Sugar Palms, we look forward to seeing you all again next Spring Break!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response:'re making us blush. So happy to hear you enjoyed our stay in our home. Thanks for all the kind words. Sorry about the noisy neighbors but we're happy you called us and we could call the local authorities to get it rectified quickly. So often our guests do not call us because they think since the issue is not in our home, there's nothing we can do. We always try to do whatever it takes to make our guests' stay comfortable. We look forward to hosting you can your family again !
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 8 adults and 8 kids and we all enjoyed staying here. The house is close to the beach so we would always go walking. I would totally recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to be close to the beach! We're glad you enjoyed your vacation at our home and we hope to see you and your family again soon!
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Family Vacay 🏖😍

  • 5 of 5

The Sugar Palms staff very accomodating and helpful! We all loved the area, no high rises. Located along scenic 98 which was very nice for a drive along the coast. The home was really nice and had everything needed for our week. Pool was very nice and the pool

house was great for a couple for their privacy. We had breakfast there every morning and used the grill a few times for lunch, location was perfect to get to a restaurant nightly for dinner. We highly recommend this company and we plan on coming back to stay at this home. Thanks🐬?

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww...thanks so much for all the kind words about our home and our service. We really enjoy hearing that our guests LOVE our homes. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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Maintenance of property

  • 2 of 5

Pictures reflect much more cared for property. Pool furniture in poor condition, doors not painted after locks changed, vents all dirty, master shower small and not clean, furniture on front porch in poor repair, chairs to use for beach dry rotted, baseboards not clean, dishes (glass baking pans, very greasy),

Location is awesome. This house has great potential, but after staying at other similarly priced properties, we were disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 3/4/18 UPDATE. ALL OF THESE ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED. ALL NEW OUTDOOR FURNITURE HAS BEEN ORDERED AND DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALSO RE-FURNISHED AND GOT ALL NEW CARPETING AND PAINT THROUGHOUT SINCE THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN. >>We appreciate all feedback, good or constructive. We had already ordered new pool furniture, which is here and ready for the season. It's beautiful, colorful furniture and really brings the backyard alive. The second floor front balcony already had new furniture, and the front porch furniture is natural wood and supposed to look weathered. No excuse for worn out beach chairs - we missed that. We even keep those in stock and replace them immediately if guests find issues with them. We clean baseboards regularly (not once a year as most owners do) and try to ensure dishes are clean, but to be totally honest it's nearly impossible to inspect every single item in a kitchen between guests. We rely on you, our fantastic guests, to leave anything that doesn't come clean in the dishwasher out for us to clean.
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  • 2 of 5

Location is great. House is OK but not as nice as others we've rented in Destin. There were some dirty dishes in the cupboards and mold in the master shower. House had obviously not been occupied in some time.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. While we welcome honest feedback, and do everything within our power to rectify any issues while our guests are there, after over 20 yrs in the rental business in Destin and serving literally over 150,000 guests, we have come to realize that there are just some guests that, no matter how hard we try, we are never going to make happy. These guests, unfortunately, fall into this category. Our snowbirds (seniors who come for 1-2 months in the winter) are always our most discerning travelers. They expect the homes to be in pristine condition and will not tolerate one crumb under a sofa, one drip on the side of the stove or one grain of sand on the floor. We rose to the challenge with 59 of 60 of our snowbirds we hosted this year (across all the homes we manage). This guest was the 1 of 60 who was not happy. And though we tried and tried, there was nothing we could do to make these guests happy. We're not going to deny, lie or cover it up; yes, they did find a fork with a piece of food stuck between the tines in the drawer and a coffee cup that had a coffee ring stain. Sorry, we should have caught that. And yes, there was a smidgen of mildew underneath the caulk in the shower (not on top); we should have changed out the caulk before they came but the home was occupied (not unoccupied as they suggested) prior to their arrival. But what perplexes us the most about this guest is he called and asked if he could re-book for next year. We declined because we do not think we could make him happy again. We felt that he'd be better served by a different owner or property manager. After we declined him, this is when he wrote this scathing review. Please disregard this review, read our other reviews and know we stand behind all of our properties and PROMISE to do everything within our power to assure you have a great stay.
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We come to the area often and feel like we got so lucky to find this company. The house was great and the customer service and rental company was just awesome and easy! It was a vacation from the very first stage! We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Booking fee $99 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $365 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booked. Rate quotes on VRBO are approximations - call or email us for exact quotes, or if you have any questions at all. We love to speak with our guests!

Cleaning fee and 11% tax applies to all stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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