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Gulf Views*Outdoor Bed Swing*FREE Golf, Big Kahuna's, Fishing, Dolphin Cruise +

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Book Direct w/ Management & $ave! FUN PASS Included! Call For Absolute Best Rate

Destiny by the Sea……where luxury meets the beach. This home is a divine mixture of luxury and comfort. Located in the most exclusive gated community in Destin, it's just steps from the private beach and the community pool.

There are 3 levels to this professionally decorated and thoughtfully arranged home. Have no doubt, this home is spacious enough for the entire family.

This upscale home has everything to make your vacation memorable beginning with a garage and extra driveway parking (for a total of 4 vehicles). The house features tile, carpet and hardwood floors throughout. Flat screen TVs in every Bedroom and an XBOX in the bunk room!! In the fall of 2016, we have added new tile floors on the 1st and 2nd floors and all new kitchen counters! Look for NEW pictures coming soon!

In addition, the home also boasts memorable views of the Gulf!

Upon entering the home on the FIRST FLOOR you will find two queen bedrooms each with their own private bath!! Both bedrooms also have their own door which leads directly to the homes outdoor living space. We have also re-vamped this space! A new bed swing, and new patio furniture will make this one of your favorite places to be!

The main living area, which is located on the SECOND FLOOR to maximize views, has an open floor plan, large, designer kitchen, large screen HDTV, large walk in pantry, full bath, and a walkout to the balcony. Additionally on this floor is the well-appointed bunk room (with X-Box) which sleeps a total of 6 guest.

Make your final retreat to the King Master Suite located on the private THIRD FLOOR. This is truly a suite that is very generous in size and has its own balcony with amazing views. The true icing on the cake is the new King Master Bath with double vanity and soaker tub. We have also added a desk and chair. Having to do a little work while on vacation won't be so bad with gulf views just outside!

To top it off, as our valued guest, this rental includes “ONE FREE PASS, PER ACTIVITY, PER DAY” to the following:

**Forever Memories Fun Pass** – Deluxe Package

November – February Amenities

Sandestin Resort Golf - Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Deep Sea Fishing with The Destin Princess or The Destiny

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

Segway Tour

March – October Amenities

Sandestin Resort Golf - Baytowne Golf Club or The Links or Raven at Sandestin

Deep Sea Fishing with The Destin Princess or The Destiny

Adventure Zone at Baytowne Wharf

Segway Tour

Sea Blaster Snorkel (seasonal)

Sea Blaster Dolphin

Big Kahuna Water Park (seasonal)

**all activities are subject to change by season, weather and availability**

** monthly rentals are specifically excluded from participation in the Program**


During peak season, a guard is on duty 24/7. In addition the neighborhood grounds are always exquisite.

Call us today to reserve your next vacation. We promise you will make memories that last forever!

**Home is equipped with pack n play, high chair and one baby gate. In addition, we have several beach toys in the garage**

**PETS ARE ALLOWED BUT A NON REFUNDABLE PET FEE IS DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING. MAX 2 PETS. $200 FOR 1ST PET, $50 FOR SECOND PET. Also, a $25 fee is due (per pet) to the Home Owners Association and is due upon arrival**

More Details

Property Manager
Forever Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I stayed here for a quick trip to the beach for Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the many improvements to the house! We especially loved the back patio area and the LARGE kitchen. Pleasantly surprised that the house had everything we needed for our family fest.
Nov 2016
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • King Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Living / Bunk Bed Rm - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Queen Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Queen Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King Master Suite located on private 3rd floor with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk Bedrm off of Main Living. Sleeps 6
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor - leads to back patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor - leads to back patio
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Birmingham, AL

Best Yet!

  • 5 of 5

For the past 3 years we have chosen homes in Destiny By The Sea for our family vacation. This year was the best overall rental experience yet. The house was clean, close to the beach, and well maintained. The neighborhood is beautiful and everyone from the security guards to the beach service were helpful and pleasant. The Management company was hands down better than any I have encountered in the past. This year, this house, the best yet!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrence , ks

Best yet

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved my stay here!!! I have done a lot of vacationing since my retirement and I am always looking for best rates with quality companies and great management ! I put this property and the management at the top of my list !!!! Completely satisfied with all aspects of my stay!!! Ready to use them again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Gorgeous Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our families to celebrate our parents anniversary. What a fantastic house. It is well maintained, immaculate and with up-to-date furniture, appliances and décor. It had everything we needed to make our time together fun. The layout is perfect for multiple families. The main floor area has a beautiful and large kitchen. The large dining table was perfect for the number of people staying there so we could all eat together. The main living area is very spacious making it great for being together in the evening and has a large balcony where you get a partial view of the ocean. The two bedrooms downstairs each have their own bathroom and are clean and comfortable. The main floor has a bunkroom for the kids with an Xbox for fun in the evening. The upstairs master suite is gorgeous with its own balcony. The house is only a 2 minute walk to a fantastic white sand private section of beach. The property provides boogie boards, floats and folding chairs for fun at the beach. The house is in a beautiful gated community which is meticulously maintained and quiet. It is located near restaurants and shopping. We spent 10 days there and loved every minute of it. With everything you get for the price - this house is a huge value!!!! The owner was quick to respond to any questions we had. We will be coming again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS

Great house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks June 4-18 with my 2 girls and some friends/parents. The two bedrooms downstairs are perfect for adult guests as they have their own bathrooms. The main living area is more spacious than the pictures depict. Its big and open with a fully appointed kitchen. The house is well appointed - tons of pillows and bath towels but bring your own beach towels or get them at one of a dozen shops nearby. The private hot tub is well maintained - people were out multiple times to check the water. Tri - level AC so you can adjust the temperature on each level, this was great because our guests on the first floor like it much warmer than we do.

The destiny-by-the-sea gated community is the most exclusive neighborhood in Destin and this is one of the more affordable houses but is still very impressive. The neighborhood has its own private access to the beach and stretch of pristine sugar-white sand beach which is sparsely populated. There will be no one sitting in front of you or behind you on the beach and typically you have space from side to side as well. You can rent beach chairs for $10 each or you can use the ones in the garage, no one messes with your stuff if you come in to eat lunch and take a nap.

The gulf didn't cooperate every day this trip. In the past we have had crystal clear water the entire time but several days on this trip there was June grass. There were 2 storms that washed it out to sea though and almost every morning, the water was mostly clear. We saw dolphins and several large mana rays.

The rental company Forever Vacation Rentals responded almost instantly to all queries and requests and my deposit was returned in a timely manner. Top notch service.

One tip: Go downtown Destin to a seafood shop (Destin Ice) and get some Royal Red shrimp - I have only found this type here - tastes like lobster! We boiled it for 1.5 min and put melted garlic butter on it and ate it warm. Then we went back to get more 3 times.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous and comfortable beach home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our guests stayed in this lovely home the last two weeks of February. It's a lovely house that makes you feel very much "at home." It takes about two minutes to be walking down the private beach with the lovely views, experiencing the sea breeze and the most amazing white sandy beach. (Feels amazing under your toes.)

The home has 3 large bedrooms and one massive master suite with a lovely newly updated master with a soaker tub and huge shower. We enjoyed sleeping with the sea breeze and sound of the waves.

Every bedroom had its own bathroom. The bunk room can sleep 6! I could see this home being amazing for a family reunion. There are beach toys for fun beach time in the garage. It was also nice to have the use of the garage.

As adults we loved our time in Destiny By The Sea. We liked the option of eating out close by or coming back "home" to grill out on the back deck (right off the kitchen). The kitchen provided us with all we needed for cooking, eating, cocktails, coffee and tea.

Before or after dinner we were always off to the beach with a cup to share and enjoy the most beautiful sunset ever! I also really enjoyed taking a chair from the garage down to the beach with a great book. It was such a relaxing time.

This is one of the most exclusive housing developments in all of Destin. The security people are very kind. While I was out for walks I ran into them often making rounds. We were there in Feb and the neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. (Low season)

The management company of this home were warm and friendly. They provided us with a packet of information before we arrived and followed up with us after arriving. They explained the process of renting this home and made it work very easily for us.

I can't say enough about this home! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the home for a quick week away while visiting family in Destin. We loved the neighborhood and the private beach! Most importantly we were very happy with the value of the home and how clean it was! The management company was great to work with and we had absolutely no problems during our stay! We really look forward to coming and visiting in May (in fact we already booked it). Thanks so much for such a wonderful experience! PS: Your recommendations on quality restaurants hit the spot every time!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located in the Florida Panhandle, the City of Destin has a rich historical heritage dating back to American Indian inhabitants as early as the seventh century A.D. Spanish explorers surveyed Florida in 1538. Don Francisco Tapia was commissioned to survey the Florida coast and in 1693, drew the first known map of East Pass and its shores.

Destin traces its immediate history to a fisherman, Captain Leonard Destin, who moved here from New London, Connecticut, and settled in Northwest Florida in about 1845. Captain Destin pioneered the fishing industry and Destin has maintained this heritage to the present.

Destin is known as the 'World's Luckiest Fishing Village.' The city houses the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet in the State of Florida. In addition to fishing, recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and water sports, including diving and snorkeling. The 100 Fathom curve draws closer to Destin than any other spot in Florida providing the speediest deep-water access on the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Back to School
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jul 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Back to School
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Peace of Mind Protection $99 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Resort Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. **PETS ARE ALLOWED BUT A NON REFUNDABLE PET FEE IS DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING. MAX 2 PETS. $200 FOR 1ST PET, $50 FOR SECOND PET. Also, a $25 fee is due (per pet) to the Home Owners Association and is due upon arrival**

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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