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Gulf View 4 Bedroom across from Pool! Beautiful Destin Beach! Family Community!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 Ba, Sleeps 10, Deck with Gulf View, Steps to Beach Access!

Welcome to 'Island in the Sun'...steps to our gorgeous white beaches! Deck with gorgeous 360 degree Gulf and Sunset View! This location cannot be beat! Walk out your back door and you are steps to beach access with public restrooms, picnic tables, and showers.

This beautiful home with community pool is nestled in the popular Crystal Beach Community in Destin, Florida. A great place for a wonderful vacation with family and friends.

Cool off in the community pool which is directly across the street or stroll down to the white sand beach and take a dip in the Emerald Gulf. Enjoy walking, jogging, skating and bicycling throughout the neighborhood, with it's charming white picket fences and pastel cottage homes. Come home and relax and enjoy the beach breezes on either of your wraparound porches with Gulf View. Believe it or not... in the summer, you can listen for the music of the ice cream truck! Just a one minute walk to rent bikes for the family, get a cup of fresh coffee, and eat a wonderful meal at Camille's Restaurant or 790 on the Gulf located directly on the beach.

'Island in the Sun' is a fantastic home with four bedrooms and three baths. There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, a large living area, and a laundry room with a brand new washer and dryer. Televisions in all bedrooms and the living room. Free wifi.

The bedding is as follows:

Bedroom 1: King

Bedroom 2: King

Bedroom 3: Queen

Loft Bedroom: Bunks with trundle

Living Room: Pullout Couch

More Details

Property Manager
Linsey Evans
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Linsey Evans

Cottages Near the Sea, Josephine Smoak Real Estate, is a boutique cottage rental agency with a focus on the Crystal Beach area of Destin. Call or email Linsey and I will do my best to find you the perfect home for your vacation. We have been in business over 15 years and I am licensed real estate agent.


Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Trundle bed under futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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Gulf View 4 Bedroom across from Pool! Beautiful Destin Beach! Family Community!
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful house, great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the beach in this beautiful home. Plenty of room for everyone, very nice amenities. Any issues we had during the week were taken care of immediately. The location is great, as it really is just a quick block to the beach. Very nice and quiet neighborhood too. And the pool is right across the street. Nice wrap around porch too. Would highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the kind words! It was a pleasure having you as a guest! Thanks again, Linsey
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Maumee OH

Have it all!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house!!! EXCELLENT location! Lots of stairs but there is a bedroom on the main level. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. The beach was 2 minutes away with easy access. The pictures were accurate with not one surprise. 7 adults and 3 kids stayed in this home and we were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Comfortable beds.

  • 3 of 5

Great location. Comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the location and the beds. Please let me know if there is something I can do to improve the comfort of the home. My goal is a 5 star vacation for you and your family.
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Great Experience at Island in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with renting a house for vacation/spring break. There were a few hiccups during the search process, but I attribute that to being new to the rental search process. Once we found the house we wanted, the process was extremely easy.

Island in the Sun was a perfect house for the 6 adults and 2 toddlers we had, and there was room to spare. The house was clean, comfortable, well furnished and stocked with the necessary amenities. It is right across the street from the community pool and a short walk (3-4 blocks) to the beach. It is within walking distance to a few restaurants and shopping for those not wanting to drive.

Our family had a great time and enjoyed the house immensely! I would highly recommend this property and if we decide Destin is a destination for us in the future, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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Camille's at Crystal Beach
Seafood Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Barnes & Noble Cafe-Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Twirl Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Pazzo Italiano
Italian Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Destin
Sports Bar
Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
Live Music Venue
Primrose Restaurant
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer & Oyster Sports Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill
World of Beer
Bar & Grill
Cups and Cones Destin
Coffee Shop
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Beach Walk Cafe
Hamburger Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
Zesty Baguette Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
The Craft Bar
Jet's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
La Famiglia
Italian Restaurant
Formula Fresh Superfood Bar
Juice Shop
El Jalisco Destin
Mexican Restaurant
Destin Commons
First Watch - Destin
Breakfast Restaurant
Thai Basil Destin
Thai Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Half Shell Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Japanese Steakhouse
Health Food Restaurant
Jasmine Thai
Thai Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
James Lee Park
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Gator Beach
Tuscany Italian Bistro
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Lennys Subs
Sandwich Shop
Chicken Wings Restaurant
China One
Chinese Restaurant
Back Yard Burgers
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Wendy's Kitchen
Takeout Restaurant
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay, Kelly Plantation
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Hutchinson, Crystal Beach Drive, Destin
Car: recommended

Family Friendly neighborhood with white picket fences & brick sidewalks, less than 1 block to the beach. Less than 1 mile from Destin Commons an outdoor shopping complex with world class shopping, restaurants, and an IMAX movie theater. Short drive to Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Big Kahuna's Water Park, rides, & miniature golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning/ Admin Fee $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please mail a check for your second payment.

No groups of students or anyone under age 25.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund