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Great Fall Rates! Across from Beach, Sleeps 20 in Beds! Ocean Views, Big Pool

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms+Bunks, 4 Deck Levels-Large Pool-Across from Beach, Sleeps 20

** Over the Top **

An ideal home for 4-5 families with children or 10-14 adults max.

Or if you have a larger group, we have 4 houses, all right next door to each other! (See VRBO listings # 1402, 740231 and 471914).

You’ll find everything you’re looking for and more in this beautiful upscale home right across the street from the beach! Our recently-built, custom home features inviting living areas on all three levels, a professionally designed kitchen that is open to a large dining and living area, and a private pool that’s perfect for large groups. You’ll appreciate the 5 master bedrooms (3 kings, 2 queens), a double bunk room with 2 full-over-full bunks (yes, that’s 4 full beds) and a set of built-in twin bunks (2 twin beds), as well as 5 custom bathrooms. To “top” it all off, there is a 4th floor observation deck with incredible 360 degree panoramic views – it’s the highest deck in Crystal Beach!

We keep our home clean and well updated, and pay attention to amenities you expect, such as high-speed internet (free wifi), nice flat-screen TVs, high-definition cable, big, fluffy bath towels and hair dryers in each bathroom, and more. We also provide items our smaller guests may need like a high chair and pack-n-play.




This level features a great recreation room with a foosball table and wet bar. It’s a fun place to hang out with plenty of comfortable seating and an HDTV with a Blue Ray DVD Player. The bar area has a sink, 4 bar stools and a full-size refrigerator with ice-maker, which is very convenient for outdoor dining as well, since this room opens onto the amazing private pool


You’ll have a great time at one of the nicest and largest private pools in Crystal Beach (16’ x 28’). It offers plenty of space for your large group to spread out and enjoy the Destin sunshine. This area is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, huge palm trees and white picket fences. There’s a large shaded area with a natural gas grill and 2 tables and chairs for enjoying poolside meals. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.

BEDROOM #1 – Queen Master

This private bedroom boasts a pool-side view, and has a QUEEN BED with bright, comfortable linens, a bedside table and lamps, as well as a dresser and closet for storage.

Bathroom #1

This is the 1st of 5 incredible full bathrooms in this home. It’s great for 1st floor guests and very handy for everyone at the pool. It features a large vanity, commode and a beautiful custom tile tub/shower combination.

For your convenience, there are 2 WASHERS & DRYERS in this home – on the 1st floor and 3rd floor.



The huge open family room is the heart of the home - there’s plenty of space for your entire group to gather here! You can relax in the comfortable sectional in the living area and maybe enjoy a game or movie on the large flat-screen TV. There are expansive windows for great light and French doors lead onto one of the three roomy balconies.


This custom-designed kitchen is a chef’s dream, with massive granite counters and new stainless steel appliances including a gas cooktop, built-in wall ovens, microwave and large refrigerator with ice-maker. When cooking for a crowd, you’ll really appreciate the big pantry and additional cabinets and counter in dining area. There’s even a built-in desk. The spacious dining area seats 8 in comfortable rattan chairs at a counter-height table. There’s room for 8 more at the expansive bar that wraps around the kitchen.

This kitchen comes equipped with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, serving dishes and utensils. There’s a Keurig K-Cup coffee maker, as well as a regular drip coffee maker. You’ll find a blender, toaster, and even a crock-pot in this well equipped kitchen. For your convenience, we supply many “extras” such as cleaning products, trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, sugar, creamer and spices.

BEDROOM #2 – King Master

This lovely private room features a KING BED with luxurious linens and beautiful hardwood floors. There’s a bedside table with lamp, a dresser and a nice flat-screen TV. You’ll also appreciate the incredible attached private bathroom.

Bathroom #2 (Ensuite to King Master)

A custom glass tile shower is the centerpiece of this great bathroom. You’ll also find a jetted soaker tub, double sinks with a granite vanity, a private commode and a huge walk-in closet.

BEDROOM #3 – King Master

This bedroom has a KING BED with a bedside table and lamp for reading. There’s also a wall-mounted TV, a dresser a nice closet, and an attached full bathroom.

Bathroom #3

Enter this beautiful bathroom from the King Master and from the hallway. It features a beautiful glass tile shower, freestanding vanity and a commode.




Off the 3rd floor hallway, you’ll find roomy built-in twin bunks with large drawers below for convenient storage.

BEDROOM #4 – King Master

This spacious master suite has a comfortable KING BED, bedside tables, lamps and a dresser. The floor is beautiful hardwood and you’ll appreciate the huge walk-in closet. There’s a separate seating area with a sleeper sofa and chaise with a large, flat-screen TV, and of course, there’s a luxurious attached bathroom.

Bathroom #4 - Ensuite to King Master

This exclusive bathroom for King Master guests has an extra-large granite vanity, two sinks and a beautiful walk-in tile shower. There’s also a private commode.


Here’s another great living area in this home. It features tile floors, a queen sleeper sofa, chair & ottoman. There’s a large, mounted TV and a Play Station too. Step out onto a great balcony – and from there, take the stairs up to the 4th FLOOR OBSERVATION DECK – with incredible 360 degree panoramic views - it’s the highest deck in Crystal Beach! You’ll find 4 lounge chairs, a long bench and beautiful wrought iron railings.

BEDROOM #5 - Queen Master

This room features a QUEEN BED, 2 nightstands & lamps and a large closet. You’ll also have your own access to the balcony.

BEDROOM #6 – Double Bunk Room

Two full-over-full bunk beds (yes, that’s 4 double beds) sleep up to 8 children. This room features wood floors and a nice double closet.

Bathroom #5

This bathroom includes a large tile vanity with 2 sinks, commode and beautiful tile tub/shower combination.



The house is right across Scenic 98 from the beach, with beach access on the same short block. We provide a cart with beach chairs and an umbrella, so you can roll your gear to the beach with ease.

This home is in the heart of Crystal Beach, a quiet, walkable neighborhood with white picket fences and easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities in Destin. 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”!


This home can accommodate 5-8 cars (depending on size) in the driveway and inside the attached double garage. (There is no on-street parking allowed in Destin.)


We are pet friendly and welcome your dogs in our home. Pre-approval and a $200 + tax pet fee applies.



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 don’t leave you hanging—we actually answer our phone and do our best to get back to all email inquiries within an hour (and if you put your phone number into the inquiry form, we will call you)! We keep our calendars up-to-date and if this property is booked, be sure to check our other properties by pressing the “All My Rental Listings” link above the Photos section of this page.

More Details

Jeff Marken
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Jeff Marken

We are the proud new owners of 'Over the Top' in Destin's Crystal Beach. We are excited to offer this amazing beach home, and know your family will appreciate all the features of this home.

No one knows the 'by owner' vacation rental business better than we do. We are fortunate to have been part of VRBO since its earliest days, and are honored to host you in any of our several vacation homes.

Jeff Marken purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeff Marken chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

After being regular visitors to Destin for more than two decades, we decided we wanted to invest in above-average homes, and keep them in top shape. These are not 'just rentals' that we minimally maintain. We live in Destin now, and greet all our guests, so we want to be proud of these homes.

All of Destin's beaches are just amazing, but the Crystal Beach community is lower-density than other areas in Destin - no high-rise condos. It feels more like a quaint neighborhood with its white picket fences and sidewalks rather than a loud, busy resort.

What makes this house unique

4 floors of exterior decks, outstanding 4th floor observation deck. Outstanding private pool. Gulf front beach is directly across the street. White sand beaches, you just can't beat them! Crystal clear Emerald water. World class dining, shopping, fishing, and golfing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great past weekend and we enjoyed every moment! The house was cleaned to perfection and the fun we enjoyed together felt like we were at our homes!
Apr 2012
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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: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor bath in master bedroom 1
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor bathroom in studio bedroom
    3rd Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd floor bath shared by corner bedroom and bunk room
    Master Bedroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor bath in master bedroom 2
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor bath in master bedroom 3
  • 5 full baths in this house
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Huge master on 3rd floor with private bath
    Bunk Room - 4 double , 2 bunk bed , A pair of full-over-full bunk beds fills this room
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master 2nd floor, private bath, giant walk-in closet
    Bunk Alcove - 1 bunk bed , Hallway alcove with built-in bunk beds
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master bedroom on 2nd floor with full bath
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor private bedroom with adjacent full bath
    Corner Bedroom - 1 queen , 3rd floor private bedroom with amazing ocean views!
  • 3 master bedrooms with king beds and full baths, 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with 2 full-over-full bunk beds, one set of built-in twin bunk beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large Pool - this was the model home for this development - very large patio


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average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Successful Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at the house and loved how close it was to the beach and the private pool! Camille's was also delicious and walking distance!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you and your girl friends had a great girl's weekend. We hope to see you again sometime soon !
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Our familys fall break vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I vacation in Crystal Beach every fall. This home was extremely clean and has everything you would need. It location is great and the pool is wonderful. When we realized the pool heat wasn't on, the staff had it on within the hour! It is a beautiful home and the staff is great! The owner personal touch (donuts from the our favorite Donut Hole) was a great way to start off our vacation! Its truly does live up to its name, "Over the Top"! thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words about our home and our staff. We work hard to make sure you have everything you need on your vacation. You're right about those donuts, they are the best! We're glad you had a great time and we hope to see you and your family again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This house is AMAZING! This place is perfect for a large family or a group. It has plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, plenty of space for everyone to spread out and is stocked with a game room downstairs that we loved. The pool was wonderful. Beautifully decorated and clean. The location could not be better. Literally right across from beach access with is great when you have little ones. Cute coffee cafe just down the walk. Loved it. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really happy to hear you enjoyed our home. It is a great home and an awesome location--right across from the beach. We do our best to make sure all of our homes are impeccably clean so it's nice to hear when our guests notice and appreciate it. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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Great 4th of July

  • 5 of 5

Our family, which included 18 of us, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Over the Top".

Everything about the house was 1st class - the staff,cleanliness,decor,size and a

kitchen that was well equipped. The donuts that were there for us , we're enjoyed by

all. The pool and grill area was great for entertaining. Several of us enjoyed morning

walk to coffee cafe down the street. Went fishing from the pier and took a dolphin

cruise. There is an abundance of stores, restaurants and places to buy fresh fish

from nearby . Everyone enjoyed 4th of July at the beach. Would recommend this house

For large families. Our only complaint was ,although you have direct beach access,

because of all the area roped off as private space , we had to walk at least a 100 yds. or.more

to be able to put our canopy up and then had to squeeze between rental chairs to get to the

water. It seems that because of all the roped off areas, there is a lot of unusable beach.

First beach we have visited , where there have been these restrictions.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. Thanks for all of your kind words ! We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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Great property for a large family directly across from Beach

  • 5 of 5

I am not one to write long reviews...I will just say that I would stay at this property again, and I would recommend this property to friends & family. Jeff Marken the property owner was very accommodating and even gave me a personal tour of the Crystal Beach and Miramar Beach areas. There is plenty to eat and do within a 10 minute drive of the property. I would recommend Mama Clemenza's for Breakfast/Brunch. Also if you get a chance go Parasailing with Boogie's.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice and thorough review for our property and the area. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
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This house was peerfect for our 16 family members

  • 5 of 5

We had our youngest daugethers wedding here and the house and pool were laid out perfect for the event. The best part you will like is how clean it is every bed every bedroom,bathroom,and kitchen really nice. Our visit really was over the top.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations again on your daughters wedding! We are so thrilled that you chose us for your special day. We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and hope that your family will celebrate anniversaries there as well!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $525
Pet Fee $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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