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X-Mas / New Year Open! 1/2 Block to Beach, 3 Masters , Private Pool, Pets OK

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms including huge bunk room, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Welcome to Sirenia!

An ideal home for 2-3 families with children or groups of 12 adults max.

You’ll enjoy a true beach vacation in this spacious, cottage-style home, just steps from the beach! 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. Sirenia is a large home, sleeping up to 16, with a sunny private pool, and a separate carriage house. It’s perfect for large or multiple families, or folks who just want a lot of space to spread out.

The main house has a queen bedroom and a full bathroom downstairs, and upstairs you’ll find a large king master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a large bunkroom with 2 full-over-full bunk beds and a New queen bed (new photos coming soon). The bunkroom also has a full bathroom attached. The separate carriage house has a king bedroom, a full bathroom, living area and kitchenette.

When you arrive, you’ll immediately appreciate the beach view from the front porch - Adirondack chairs invite you to relax and switch to vacation mode. Inside, you’ll find a large open living and dining area with plenty of comfortable seating and an HDTV and blue-ray player. The large dining table seats 8, and there is additional seating for 5 at the long bar. The fully-stocked kitchen is open to the living area and has new stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space. You’ll find all the dishes, pans and utensils you may need, a Keurig D-Cup coffee maker, and even a few spices, to get you started. We want you to feel at home, and the large, open layout is a perfect gathering spot for your family or friends.

BEDROOM #1, Main Floor

Follow the extra-wide central hallway to the back of the home to find this lovely bedroom. It features a comfortable queen bed, a dresser, a roomy closet and a nightstand with lamp. You can relax in here with the HDTV and DVD player. There’s a full bathroom in the hallway next to this bedroom.

Bathroom #1, Main Floor

This spacious hall bathroom includes a commode, tub/shower combination, and a sink with an extra-large vanity. There are large fluffy bath towels, a personal hair dryer, and ample storage in this clean, bright bathroom.

BEDROOM #2 – King Master Suite, 2nd Floor with ensuite bathroom

Upstairs, at the front of the home, you’ll find the large, comfortable master bedroom with an inviting king bed, night stands and lamps. There is even a desk and an internet-connected PC in this room, in case you need to do a little work or check emails while on vacation. Plenty of windows bring in the light, and you have your own private access to the lovely balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day at the beach. There is also an HDTV with DVD player and a large dresser in this room, as well as a walk-in closet in the ensuite bathroom.

Bathroom #2 – Ensuite (King Master), 2nd Floor

This roomy bathroom features an extra-large vanity with double sinks and drawers, a linen closet, commode, bathtub and separate shower. You’ll appreciate the size and convenience of this bathroom, as well as the big fluffy bath towels and personal hair dryer.

BEDROOM #3 - DOUBLE BUNK ROOM, 2ND FLOOR with ensuite bathroom

Down the wide hallway from the Master Bedroom, this super-size bunk room features two full-over-full bunks (yes, that's 4 full-size beds!) and a new queen bed, so there’s room for up to 10 children. They will love having this space to hang out when they’re not outside enjoying the Destin sunshine. There’s a wall-mounted flat screen TV, two roomy closets and plenty of floor space to spread out. The bunk room also has its own private full bath.

Bathroom #3 – Ensuite (Bunk Room)

This bathroom is attached to the Bunk Room, and is equipped with a commode, vanity and sink and tub/shower combination. There is also a personal hair dryer and large fluffy bath towels for bunk room guests.



This lovely Carriage House is next to the private pool behind the main house. Inside you’ll find a comfortable living area with a queen sleeper sofa and kitchenette with small fridge, sink, toaster, coffee maker & microwave. A small table and chairs make a great spot for morning coffee or a snack. There’s also a NEW King bedroom and full bathroom in this extra house, and you can just step outside to enjoy the pool!

BEDROOM #4 – KING MASTER – CARRIAGE HOUSE (new photos coming soon!)

This beautiful, bright bedroom features a BRAND NEW KING BED and a large nightstand with reading lamp. You’ll have plenty of space to settle in with the large dresser, and there’s a big walk-in closet across from the full bathroom.

Bathroom #4 – (Carriage House)

This cheery bathroom includes a commode, sink and tub/shower combination. This bathroom is nice for guests sleeping in the Carriage House, and also very convenient when you’re spending time out by the pool. You’ll also find a personal hair dryer and big fluffy bath towels in this bathroom.



You’ll find the private, professionally maintained swimming pool nestled in the beautifully landscaped backyard. It’s all yours – enjoy it! There’s plenty of space to spread out around the pool with lounge chairs and 2 dining sets. A large gas grill on the back porch of the main house helps make dinners easy. There’s even a bistro table and chairs – another perfect spot for morning coffee or evening relaxing while grilling and watching the children in the pool. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.


This home has a driveway which accommodates 3-4 vehicles (depending on the size of the cars.) There is no on-street parking allowed in Destin.


Crystal Beach is the gold standard of high-rise condominiums or beaches packed with 4 rows of vendor chairs. Crystal beach is mostly residential, which contributes to the quietness of the neighborhood. Just a few steps away is the Shirah Street beach access, and the larger ‘Shore at Crystal Beach Park’ with a pavilion and bathrooms is just a block from there.

Restaurants, activities and entertainment are also close-by. 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 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”!

The name of our home, Sirenia, comes from sirens - the singing sea creatures - and was chosen by our daughter and her friends.

We offer a small number of first-class vacation homes in Crystal Beach. If this home is not perfect for you, please see the link to 'All My Rental Listings' below. We own our homes and take exceptional care of them. No one offers better homes than we do. We're local and will stop by and say 'hi' so we have to be proud of our homes.


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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)! Unlike many other people who never update their calendars, we always keep ours up-to-date. If this property is booked, be sure to check our other properties we have by pressing the “All My Rental Listings” link above the Photos section of this page.

More Details

Jeff Marken
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jeff Marken

We have been part of VRBO since its early days, being long time friends and colleagues of the founder. We understand the 'by owner' nature of this business better than anyone, and go above and beyond to bring you a great home. We own these homes and are truly offering them 'by owner.' We are local and will meet you here, so we have to be proud of them.

We also provide honest rates, and don't charge reservation or other junk fees. We keep our calendars up-to-date and typically reply to inquiries within minutes.

Why Jeff Marken chose Scenic Gulf Drive West

Destin is one of the most popular vacation spots on VRBO for a reason - family oriented, amazing beaches, lots of attractions, shopping, and great seafood and fishing.

We think the Crystal Beach community is hands-down the best Destin has to offer for families. It's quaint and quiet with cottage-style homes and white picket fences, sidewalks, nestled right on the beach, and lower density - no high-rise condos allowed.

Crystal Beach is surrounded by Destin Commons and other multitudes of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment for the entire family.

What makes this house unique

We love our house because it is only steps from the beach, always kept clean, and is roomy and comfortable with new renovations and all new furniture in 2012.

The private pool is relaxing, and a separate carriage house provides privacy for our friends and in-laws when they come down with us.

We love the Crystal Beach community because we like to walk. Lower density, sidewalks, picket fences, and ocean views make walking a real treat in Crystal Beach.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

X-Mas / New Year Open! 1/2 Block to Beach, 3 Masters , Private Pool, Pets OK
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Perfect Fall Break

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Kids loved the donuts waiting for us on arrival. We had my family of 5 and a dog in the main house and my parents were in the guest house. It worked out perfectly. The street is quiet and peaceful, unlike the main road next to the ocean, yet our walk to the beach was easy. We also rented a streetcar and were able to drive it to stores, restaurants, grocery and the beach. Was really fun!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, we appreciate it very much! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at our "Sirenia" house. We knew the donuts from the Donut Hole would be a's a Sugar Palm Rentals tradition to greet our guests with a dozen! We hope you'll consider staying with us again the next time you visit Destin.
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and a big group of friends from our Small group stayed at the Sirenia house. The house was beautiful, spacious, and the pictures on the website don't do it justice. The beach is extremely close! We all loved the house we're definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you really enjoyed the house. Thanks for the kind words you've written. We look forward to having all of you stay with us again.
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Best vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

I simply cannot say enough positive things about Sirenia, the homeowners, sugar palm rentals, the staff and the service!!! Just spent a week at this amazing, charming, and perfectly located home in Destin. All information needed about the home and our stay was made available well in advance. Fresh donuts waiting for us on arrival. AWESOME spacious house located 1block from public access to beach. On day 5 of our stay, the washer broke.....called the office, service arrived within 5 minutes, told us to go on to the beach and enjoy our vacation. Returned 2hrs later to find brand new washer installed. We will BE BACK!! 😍😍

Love from Arkansas

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the amazing review. We strive to make our guests happy, and there is no better compliment than to hear that you will be back! Thanks again from Jeff, Christine and the staff of Sugar Palm Vacation Rentals
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Houston, Texas

Great Location and Attentive Management

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing place to stay! The kitchen was well-stocked with appliances and cookware, the pool was heated to a comfortable 85 degrees, the beach was a short, easy walk away, and the neighborhood was attractive and well-maintained. We were 4 adults and 4 children. The master bedroom and bath were fantastic, the oversized kid's room was very nice though I was a bit surprised to see that top bunks rated for 50 lbs max (not sure if that's really correct). The queen room downstairs is very nice, but the bathroom is not attached and it can be a little noisy if the children are heavy-footed on the 2nd floor so keep that in mind when deciding where to put guests. The beds were comfortable, and the owners gave prompt attention to our few very minor issues (like housekeeping put incorrect sheets on queen bed so fitted sheet kept coming off). Management responded and corrected the problem within 30 minutes of emailing them. Bike rentals and a cute cafe located just a few easy blocks away. We did not use the carriage house, but would have if our parents joined us. Very easy to drive to grocery store (could bike/walk it), outlet mall, fishing from Harborwalk in Destin, and other "extras". We were mostly happy going to the beach. It's a place I'd return again. Nice, comfortable and clean. This is a place for family gatherings.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home. We're always happy to hear when we have meet and/or exceeded your expectations. We look forward to hosting you and your group again in the future. Thanks for Jeff & Christine and the entire Sugar Palm Rentals staff.
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Atlanta, GA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Sirenia. The house was extremely clean and had a great setup/floor plan. Bottom floor bedroom was good for my parents who don't like to climb stairs. Master bedroom was very nice. Pool/carriage house had a really cool setup. There was also super easy access to the beach --which was the main selling point for us. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home and the experience you had in our property. We try very hard and it's most gratifying when our guests notice and appreciate it. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Great House For a Family of 10!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week at Sirenia and the home could not have been more perfect! We were a group of 6 kids ages 10-16 and 4 adults and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kids room with the pull out couch gave 5 of our kids their own bed and the oldest slept in "Nana's" room. The carriage house and master were perfect for the adults and gave us a little space from the kids. The beach was just a few blocks away and we chose to walk down to the Crystal Beach entrance, across from Camille's to set up our place on the beach. The owners supplied chairs, umbrellas and beach "toys" for us to use while we enjoyed the amazing Destin water! We would certainly return to this beautiful home with its great location on this idyllic beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review! Proximity to the beach is one of the most often-asked question so it is nice for prospective guests to be able to read your account of your experience in this home. We know that "THE BEACH!" is the reason why our guests come to Destin and love staying in our Crystal Beach homes. We hope you'll come back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
VPS - Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Beach
110 Metres
Shirah Street Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Destin Commons
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Sands Outlets
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Kahuna
Car: necessary

Separate carriage house - great for multiple or large families! Home also includes high-chair, iron & ironing board.

Golf at the amazing courses in the area: Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, Emerald Bay, Seascape, Baytowne, Raven, Linkside


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer Special 2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Booking fee $89 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Call for monthly rates for January/February

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath on first floor of main house
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large master bathroom
    Bunk Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath in bunk room on second floor of main house
    Carriage House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath in carriage house
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Nona's Room - 1 queen , On ground floor in main house
    Carriage House - 1 king , King bedroom in carriage house.
    Master - 1 king , On 2nd floor of main house
    Bunk Room - 1 queen , 4 double , 2 bunk bed , That's 4 Full-size beds (bunks), plus a Queen.
  • 2 King Bedrooms: Master on 2nd floor main house & Carriage House; 1 Queen Bedroom: 1st floor main house; Bunk Room: 2nd floor main house with 2 Full-over-Full Bunks + a Queen Bed (sleeps 10 children)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Unbelievable access to beach without paying thousands more for a house directly on the beach.

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