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November 13th to 18th now available! ~SEASIDE SERENITY~Clean, Beachy, Baby Gear

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,958 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Walk to the beach/Ride our free trolley, 2 Master Suites, 1 King, 4 Twin Bunks

ABOUT OUR HOME:

Our home is one of the NEWEST Homes built in the Villages of Crystal Beach and NEW to the rental market. Our baby/kid friendly home is 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths (1958 SQFT) so there's plenty of room for everyone! Leave the baby gear at home! Our rental provides two cribs, a high chair and baby gates. Three of the four bedrooms have king size beds and the fourth bedroom is a bunk room with FOUR built in bunk beds. Each bedroom has a Smart TV so Hulu, Netflix or the internet can be accessed from any room! We also have Smart TVs in the Kitchen, Living Room and Loft. The kitchen area has seating for 12 and there's plenty of counter space to prep a big family meal if you choose to do so.

Our home is one of the newest built homes in the Villages of Crystal Beach and decorated with a combination of elegant and beachy decor. You will feel at the beach, but yet have a luxurious vacation feel! We currently live in Crystal Beach so we can tend to any issues that may arise with your stay. We have put many hours of thought into our rental and want to provide the best vacation for your family or friend gathering. Hopefully, we have thought of it all, but if you feel you need something that we have not thought about just give me a call and we can make it happen. When you rent with us we are here to serve you and provide the best service possible.

~SUMMARY~

4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths (1958 SQFT)

FIRST FLOOR

-Master Bed and Bath Suite with his & hers vanity, glass tiled shower. Baby gear is located in master walk-in closet (King Size Bed/SMART TV)

-Fabulous Kitchen with Breakfast Bar/Counter that seats six (SMART TV)

-Elegant Dining Area that seats eight

-Large Beachy Living Room (SMART TV)

-Powder Bathroom

SECOND FLOOR

-Chic Master Bed and Bath Suite (King Size Bed/SMART TV)

-Large Bedroom with a Pocket Door Bath with his & hers vanity and Balcony Access (King Size Bed/SMART TV)

-Large Bunk Room with FOUR built in bunks (4 Twin Beds/SMART TV)

-Beachy Loft Area with Queen Sleeper Sofa and Balcony Access

-Large Balcony Area to enjoy a glass of wine and relax (Outdoor Ceiling Fans)

******The front porch has a large plastic storage container that has a canopy, beach chairs, body boards, beach toys and other beach gear! We also supply a grill for use and a beach cart!*****

ABOUT THE VILLAGES OF CRYSTAL BEACH:

The Villages of Crystal Beach (VCB) is a TROPICAL PARADISE with luscious landscaping and the LARGEST ZERO ENTRY LAGOON STYLE POOL in Destin (30,000 SQFT)! Our pool area also has Two Waterfalls and an Island, a Spa/Jacuzzi, Self Serve Tiki Bar with a flat screen TV, Grill, Bathrooms and Plenty of Beach Chairs to relax/sunbath and enjoy music through the pools surround sound speakers. VCB is a gated community in the Crystal Beach Section of Destin, Florida and just minutes to the white sand and emerald green water. The beach is a short walk or enjoy VCB's FREE TROLLEY (Sandy Express) which will pick you up at my drive way and drop you off at the beach. The Sandy Express will also pick you up at the beach and drop you off at my house. All this is done through a simple cell phone call or just stand by the Trolley Pick Up location because they run about every 5 to 10 minutes during the peak season. The Sandy Express runs 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting March 5th to April 22nd and then May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) to September 17th. Dates may start earlier or end later it all depends on demand.

There is so much to do within walking distances of VCB. You can enjoy all the shopping, fine dining and whatever else you can think of given Destin Commons and the Shoppes at Paradise Isle is only a five minute walk away. Destin also has numerous golf courses and typical tourist attractions like snorkeling, miniature golfing, swim with the dolphins, fishing, water parks, go-carts...

More Details

Owner
Robert and Rose Hernandez
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Robert and Rose Hernandez

Our family chose this area to live and buy a home because of the warm and refreshing emerald green gulf coast water and all the activities Destin has to offer! The best part about our home is you can walk to beach (or take our free trolley), shopping and dining all within a five minute stroll. No need to fight the traffic just enjoy your vacation!

Robert and Rose Hernandez purchased this house in 2014

Why Robert and Rose Hernandez chose Crystal Beach

Our home is one of the newest built homes in the Villages of Crystal Beach and decorated with a combination of elegance and beachy. You will feel at the beach, but yet have a luxurious vacation feel! We currently live in Crystal Beach so we can tend to any issues that may arise with your stay. We have put many hours of thought into our rental and want to provide the best vacation for your family. Hopefully, we have thought of it all, but if you feel you need something that we have not thought about just give me a call and we can make it happen. When you rent with us we are here to serve you and provide the best service possible.

What makes this house unique

We love our home because of its location in Destin, our neighborhood and floor plan. Our home is so close to the beach and our Pool is the by far the BEST in Destin! We have to staff our pool and change our pool wristbands yearly to keep the locals out! Our home's décor is beachy with a touch of class. You'll love it even more in person!

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1958 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Master Suite - toilet , shower , His and Hers Vanity
    Second Floor Master Suite - toilet , shower
    King Size Bedroom Pocket Bath - toilet , shower , His and Hers Vanity
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet , Off Living Room Area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bed and Bath Suite - 1 king , Baby Gear in Master Walk-in Closet
    Second Floor Master Bed and Bath Suite - 1 king
    Second Floor Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , Four Built in Bunk Beds
    Second Floor King Size Bed, Pocket Bath & Balcony Access - 1 king , King Size Bed, Pocket Bath, Balcony Access and Baby Gear
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.927536 based on 69 reviews
5

Sisters and husband's vacation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier staying at Seaside Serenity because it gave us everything we needed for a long anticipated week together with my sisters and husbands. The house was immaculate, and provided everything we needed for cooking and relaxing. We loved the fact that the 3 bedrooms we used had comfortable king size beds that made sleeping perfect. The kitchen is spacious with counter space and the eating area was perfect for our meals and playing cards. The seascape décor brought the beach right into the home. Robert and Rose were perfect hosts, ready and available for anything we needed and to insure our time there was perfect. For instance, when we noticed there was no large frying pan and we contacted them, we found 2 beautiful new fry pans waiting for us on the front porch. The walk to the beach was a short walk and the pool was right around the corner. We were within minutes of grocery shopping and the Commons offered many beautiful outlet stores. We loved the house, all the amenities and Robert and Rose who made it feel like a family home.

We will definitely be back to make more memories

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joann, I'm so glad you and your family had a great time and chose Seaside Serenity to make some great family memories. Take care and God Bless! Come stay with us again next year. Robert and Rose
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4

Beautiful home and great location! Best beach and ocean nearby!

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely home with superior decor. Everything was perfectly matched and stylish. Convenience of all home supplies, towels, bedding, laundry baskets, dishes, appliances was totally worth it and appreciated. The electronic door locking device gave us a bit of trouble even after a battery change so that might be something to look into. There was no laundry detergent and little dishwasher soap but we purchased our own, in addition to trash bags. It would have been nice to have a chair in the bedrooms to put kids and baby to sleep. Pool was awesome but extremely cold, it should definitely be heated for off season travelers b/c the weather was great but the water was way too cold for a toddler and a 7 month old. Loved the beach and pool toys provided. Could use some new beach chairs. Beach was walkable but preferred to drive there with kids and gear...ample parking in October! The sand and ocean water was unbeatable without a doubt!! One disappointment was the amount of the public beach accessible to us at Crystal Beach, it was a sliver. The rest was roped off for the waterfront townhomes and rentals. Good thing it was off season or it could have been crowded. Umbrella and chair rental per day was steep. Awesome shopping very close by at the Commons and the outlets. Overall, a blissful vacation! With a few small improvements, this is definitely a 5 star place. Rose is so kind and helpful, a pleasure to work with. We will absolutely return to Destin. Best beach I've seen so far! Thank you for your kindness and hospitality Rose and Robert. Seaside Serenity is a gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gina, Sorry to see that Seaside Serenity got a 4-Star review :( we strive to provide the best house and customer service to earn a 5-Star review. Private vs. Public Beach access has been a HOT ISSUE for the Emerald Coast in general. In Okaloosa County, which includes Destin, Okaloosa Island, Crystal Beach and Holiday Isle, the policy is fairly easy to interpret. Okaloosa County has adopted what is referred to as the “20 foot rule”. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the beach lying 20 foot upland from the water is considered public. Vendors are not allowed to set up in this area (although they do) and private property assertions are not considered valid. In 2010 a number of beachfront property owners in Destin took their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that to reclassify the re-nourished beachfront as public constitutes taking of land and is therefore unconstitutional. In an 8-0 decision, the court ruled against the owners and in favor of the city. Honestly the "Private vs. Public" area at the Pompano Beach Access is not an issue. The Crystal Sands "Private Beach" ropes are about 100' off the water line and to be frank there is plenty of white sand for all to enjoy :) To help keep rates competitive it is standard for house rentals in Destin to provide initial basic amenities. We provide initial hospitality soap and shampoo/conditioner, dish soap, (1) paper towel roll, (2) dishwasher detergent pods, (2) High Efficiency (He) laundry detergent pods, and (2) trash bags. Guests are also expected to bring their own beach towels. Unfortunately, there are not enough guests in the off season to heat the 30,000 Square Foot pool it is extremely expensive however, we do heat the hot tub all year round :)! With regards to our electronic key less door locking system (Iris by Lowe's) it was working smoothly for years however, there has recently been a system upgrade which has caused some issues. Lowe's is replacing our entire system but until then we will provide actual keys at check in. All of our rooms have a bed bench seat in front of the bed foot board to place luggage on top of and for seating but I'll look into getting some additional chairs to provide additional seating and to add to the our beachy decor. Time to go shopping :). Thanks you for staying at Seaside Serenity!
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5

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with great amenities. Beach is right around the corner with a short drive out of the back of the neighborhood. The outdoor mall is across the highway with great shopping and restaurants. This house had everything we wanted and more! The owners are very friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend staying at this property! We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsey, Thank you for treating Seaside Serenity as your own! Looking forward to working with you on your next vacation. Customer satisfaction is our driving factor for Seaside Serenity. I'm glad you had an awesome vaction! Thanks Robert and Rose
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5

Irma

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here during the week that Hurricane Irma came churning up the Florida gulf coast line. Communication with the owners was very positive in the week leading up to our stay. Thankfully, Irma did not have a significant impact on the area so we ended up only having a couple of cloudy/windy/rainy days during our stay.

The house is very nice and clean. This was our second time staying in this house. The layout for our family is perfect with the double bunk beds for the kids. The community swimming pool is the biggest attraction to the neighborhood and continues to be a big amenity that everyone looks forward to.

Overall, no complaints from our end. Highly recommend this house and the owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Todd, Than you for staying with us again! Greatly appreciated to have return guests to treat our vacation home as their own! Thanks Robert and Rose
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5

Good

  • 5 of 5

Perfect

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every second here. Thank you for the use of your beautiful house. Can't wait for next year

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, Just wanted to say thanks for choosing Seaside Serenity again! Rose and I cherish our return family guests! See you soon and thanks for reserving your 2018 spot already!
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Destin Commons
"Destin Commons is literally a 5 minute walk from the Villages of Crystal Beach! Shopping, D..."
Bass Pro Shops
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport VPS
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
O'Quigley's, Miller's Ale House, World of Beer...
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Crestview, FL
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-10 Crestview, Fl
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Uncle Buck's, Outback, Olive Garden, Chili's...
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Only Two Blocks Away!
Car: not necessary

Villages of Crystal Beach is close to everything... Walk to the beach, shopping, pool, dining and much, much more!

WALK TO DESTIN COMMONS AND SUUPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS!

VISIT SHARK SHOP THE ONE AND ONLY STORE IN THE COUNTRY THAT FEATURES OVER 100 PRODUCTS SEEN ON SHARK TANK! ALSO VISIT "IS THAT 4 ME" BOUTIQUE FOR ALL YOUR SWIMWEAR NEEDS AT THE SHOPPES AT PARADISE ISLE (BEST BUY PLAZA)!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $49 + Tax
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$299.00 Payment due at reservation. Final Balance due 60 days Prior to arrival, no fee with Debit card or cashier's check.

Check in 4:00 PM, Check out 10:00AM

Student group over 21 only with security deposit required

Rates are subject to change

3 CAR LIMIT

No exceptions

No parking on the street

First Payment/Deposit of $299.00 is NON-REFUNDABLE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund