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Pelicans Perch Cottage 4Br, 2.5Ba. Heated Pool. WiFi.Walk to beach and stores.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2.5 Bath Cottage. 2130 sq ft living space, 1100 sq ft porch and rear deck

Welcome to "Pelicans Perch".

Known for its adorable beach cottages in a rainbow of pastels, this portion of Destin is probably the most sought after vacation location in Okaloosa County. Scenic 98 curves past a unique blend of beach homes and hot spots like The Crab Trap -- a tourist favorite!

Pelicans Perch beach cottage is located in this most desirable beach community in the heart of Destin. Bringing all the charm of a beach cottage with a modern flare this 4 bedroom beach home is cosy and comfortable and comes with a private heated pool (extra charge for heat) encased with a 6ft. privacy fence on a 1\4 acre. The wrap around porch ( part fully screened) has 1100 square feet to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The rear deck is perfect for enjoying the view of the private pool.

Pelicans Perch is located just 1 block from the sugar white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Relax and enjoy the sun and emerald green water or walk along the the beach to watch sunrise or sunset.

'Destin Commons' shopping plaza is just a couple of blocks away at the intersection of Highway 98 and Crystal Beach Drive.The entertainment complex includes theaters and many shops and restaurants. Enjoy the shopping at stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, Belk, & Maui Nix Surf Shop to name a few. Stop for a bite to eat at Panera Bread, Chipotle, Red Brick Pizza, Zoes Kitchen or one of the other many restaurants on site.The Destin Commons Center Plaza offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment are held through the year at Destin Commons. Visit AMC Destin Commons to catch the latest releases.

Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resorts offers wonderful dining and specialty stores as well as great festivals & events that are held at the Market Shops Green or the Center Plaza within the Village.

Grand Boulevard offers stores such as Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club,, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Sunglass Hut, & Tommy Bahama's Emporium as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s , as well as great dining at Tommy Bahama’s, Flemings Prime Steak House, PF.Changs, Travinia Itallian & Mitchell’s Fish Market. There is also a Boulevard 10 Cinema.

Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a short drive away. This offers great brands ay dicount prices and is a vacation in it’s own right. Shoppers have access to over 100 stores, including, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Lenox, Nike and Reebok - just to name a few. When you need to pause for nourishment choose from Panera Bread, Cheeseburger in Paradise or Carrabba's Italian Grill.

For the golfers several championship golf courses are within a short drive of the property including 4 courses in Sandestin, Regatta Bay, Kelly Plantation and many more.

The Track amusement Center in Destin is a short drive and offers mini golf, water bumper boats, go-karts and Bungee jumping.

Big Kahunas Water park is a popular destination for those that enjoy water slides and a lazy river

Finally for the fishermen in the family Destin is known as the worlds luckiest fishing village and boasts the largest fishing fleet in Florida.

So relax, kickback and enjoy everything the Emerald Coast of Florida has to offer.

More Details

Janet Boyes
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Janet Boyes

We have lived in the Atlanta area since 2003, and began vacationing on the Emerald Coast in 2008 specifically along the Crystal Beach and Miramar Beach area. We loved this area so much the we relocated permanently to Destin in 2012. We now have 2 rental homes in the area.Our other property is also listed on VRBO it is Sea Breeze VRBO #606601

Janet Boyes purchased this house in 2016

Why Janet Boyes chose Crystal Beach

Pelicans Perch is situated in the center of the desirable beach community of Crystal Beach in the heart of Destin. Away from the crowded condominium complexes, a short walk to the beach (just one block to the beach access) and all new shopping. The new 'Destin Commons' shopping plaza is just a couple of blocks away on Highway 98. The entertainment complex includes theaters and many shops and restaurants.

The location is easily accessible to all of Destin's activities including:

* shopping (from outlet to upscale retail)

* golf

* water parks

* fishing

* boating

* water sports

What makes this house unique

Location, close to the beach access, close to restaurants and shopping at Destin Commons. Recommended for families with young children, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers, Age 55+, Snowbirds


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds in Loft
  • Master- King bed, full private bath, flat screen tv, ceiling fan, closet, french doors that open to deck overlooking pool. 1st Guest- Queen bed, access to full bath, flat screen tv, ceiling fan, closet french doors that open to balcony. 2nd Guest- Queen bed and 1 Bunk twin over twin, flat screen tv. 3rd Guest - 2 twin beds in loft bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Pelicans Perch Cottage 4Br, 2.5Ba. Heated Pool. WiFi.Walk to beach and stores.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Absolutely gorgeous family friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

We were in love this home as soon as we walked in! Kids loved the 3rd floor tower room. All rooms were very spacious & beds were very comfortable. Huge bathrooms. Kitchen equipped with everything you need. Relaxing neighborhood. Beach is a short walk away which is very convenient with kids. In the garage you'll find wagons, cooler, chairs, pool toys, beach toys & bikes. Pool is a little small but was great for my two kids. Also has a gas grill & charcoal grill. We spent a lot of time in the evening sitting on the patio behind the house.

Overall this house exceeded my expectations. Janet was wonderful to work with & very responsive to any questions we had. Will definitely rent from her again in the future. We loved the harbor boardwalk in Destin. When you were down there in the early evening you could see the catch that all the fishermen had brought back and watch them clean it. Plenty to do on the boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always good to hear that someone else loves Pelicans Perch and Destin as much as we do. Thank you Miranda, it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our beach house. Hope to see you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Your place is perfect. We were so pleased to be close to beach, shopping, etc. You thought of everything in providing use of beach chairs and bikes made our stay extra special. Our family traveled in from several states and love to cook and you had all the cooking needs for a big dinner. We plan to make this our annual event. Also, the screened areas was an extra bonus to enjoy the outdoors even more!! What a great retreat!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Destin Rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean and nicely decorated house. Some rentals look like the owners dumped all their old furniture. Not this one. Finishes are lovely. The house is supplied with everything you need. Sand toys, beach wagons, boards and pool floats. Well stocked kitchen and lots of towels. As noted by a previous renter the clothes dryer is slow. If you have children hopping in and out of the pool and to the beach you will need extra beach towels for everyone. Loved having porches on all sides-someplace to sit in the shade all times of day. Dining room easily seated our group of nine. Great rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great house!! Highly recommend this! Clean, close to the beach. Have all beach supplies: chairs, floats, beach wagons and toys. Thank you for such a nice vacation house to make memories 🏊‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏌️🚴‍♀️

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing stay loved the location and loved everything about the house couldn't have been any happier

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this house! It was so super clean, had just the right amount of bedrooms and beds for our group, and the most beautiful master bathroom - we might steal the design for an upgrade to our own house! We loved the location and proximity to the beach, and the fact that they had so many beach chairs and that wagon came in really handy to cart everything, including my 2yo daughter.

As others have mentioned, the pool was small, but we didn't even notice it. My daugher LOVED being able to go right outside and jump right in. It was certainly big enough for our family. We also really loved the outdoor shower. It came in very handy to wash off sand after a day at the beach.

I only wish that hurricane Irma wasn't looming because we had to leave a day early in order to fight evacuation traffic to get home, but I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin Commons
Pompano Joe's
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Whale's Tail At Seascape
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Bass Pro Shops
Grand Boulevard
Cantina Laredo
AMC Destin Commons 14
790 On The Gulf
Mitchell's Fish Market - Sandestin
Jordano's Pizza & More
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Massage Envy Spa Destin
Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn
Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro
Bad Ass Coffee
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Bonefish Grill
Bike/Pedestrian Path
Grand Boulevard
PF Chang's
Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
Mama Clemenza's
The Craft Bar
Outback Steakhouse
Beach Helicopter of Destin Florida
TGI Friday's
Panera Bread
Panera Bread
Zoes Kitchen
World of Beer Destin
Johnny Rockets
Wine World
Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill
Hurricane Lanes
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
Crab Trap
Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
Cuvee Destin
Kenny D's New Orleans Cuisine
Crab Trap
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Gulf of Mexico
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods Market
"Groceries, Bar and Cafe"
Wine World
"Wine, Beer and Restaurant"
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
Zoes Kitchen
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
The Wine Bar
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
Is That 4 Me Boutique
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
790 on the Gulf
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Regatta Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
790 on the Gulf
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Crystal Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pool Heat: $200 per week or $30 per day
Rates are subject to change until reservation is made. VRBO 906152 DATES BOOKED. Please check VRBO 775037 Southern Comfort and our affiliated property VRBO 606601 Sea Breeze. All properties have similar quality amenities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.