About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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 bunk room with 2 full-over-full bunk beds and a new queen bed. 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 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 blu-ray player. The large dining table seats 8 with space for 5 more at the kitchen counter. The NEWLY RENOVATED kitchen (November 2017) features stainless steel appliances and new quartz countertops. The kitchen counter is now all one height, opening the kitchen to the living spaces & providing more prep and dining 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 (free wifi) 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 large 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
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.
PRIVATE POOL & BACKYARD
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.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Crystal Beach is the gold standard of Destin...no 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. Only a few steps away is the Shirah Street beach access, and the much larger ‘Shore at Crystal Beach Park’ with a pavilion and bathrooms is only 2 half-blocks down from there at Hutchinson Street where you'll also find Camille's coffee shop.
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. We take very good care of our homes and our guests. 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.
Book with Confidence!
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 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, ask about our other properties in the Destin area.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 Destin
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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I would give this 4.5 stars, but I'm rounding up. The location was great, just a short walk from the beach. When we arrived, there were donuts waiting for us which was a nice touch. There was a small issue with the door code when the other family who we were with arrived first, the door code we were given initially didn't work but that was resolved right away. Sugar Palms was great to work with, they checked in on us and they were easy to contact before we got down there.
I was a little surprised we had to pay for pool heat but we did end up needing it, the highs were only in the mid 70s when we were there and there were several days when it wasn't feasible to swim at the beach. We spent a ton of time at the pool. And when we did go to the beach, the beach cart they provided was fantastic. There were plenty of restaurants that were within walking distance and there are a lot of conveniences that are right nearby.
The carriage house is a nice bonus, we didn't end up using it a ton, we were two families and since our little kids still occasionally come into our room at night, we didn't want them wandering near the pool in the middle of the night to get to mom and dad. All five kids stayed in the bunk room which was fantastic, they loved it.
Thanks so much for your kind words. We work very hard to make sure our guests have a great experience at our homes here in Destin. The Crystal Beach area is indeed a wonderful place for families to enjoy the Florida sunshine - with plenty to do and a great family atmosphere. This home is a favorite among our repeat guests...maybe it's the bunk room, the brand new kitchen or the carriage house - or the fact that it's just steps to the sand!
Thanks again for staying with us -- we hope you'll become another one of our frequent guests!
Very pretty property, great location!
We have a 4lb yorkie and this was our first pet friendly home we have stayed in. I was nervous that the home would have dog hair everywhere since it was a pet friendly home but it was SO clean!! The location is absolutely perfect (1/2 block from beach). The pool was perfect for our family to enjoy. The pool house would have been great if we had my parents joining us. It’s not attached to house and gives a couple extra privacy if they stay in the pool house. The property can easily accommodate two families and also a couple(that can stay in pool house). Overall we were very pleased with the home and it’s cleaniless and all of its amenities. Made it perfect for our family of 5 (plus yorkie) to have an incredible week at the beach. We will be renting again for sure!
Thanks for all of your kind words about our home and the cleanliness. We take CLEANING SERIOUSLY--we make sure all of our homes and condos stand up to the most discerning guests. We're happy to hear that you noticed and appreciated it. We look forward to hosting you and your family again.
The Best Experiance! Wonderful! Loved It!
It was the best rental property we have had the pleasure to stay at. The newly renovated kitchen was gorgeous and the beach was just a block away.
Jeff was great! He made us feel at home and was very helpful and courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thanks for the kind words! The brand new kitchen is indeed beautiful - thanks for noticing that. We always keep our home updated and hope all guests find it to be the best vacation rental home ever. We look forward to your return visit in the future.
Our Sirenia vacation was great!
We loved the location and layout of Sirenia! When we arrived, it was very clean. The owner replaced 2 chairs right away...one had been damaged by previous renters and one was showing signs of wear. There was plenty of room for 9 of us...the carriage house was a bonus!! The pool was a little small but since we spent most of our time at the beach, it did not matter. The gas grill worked great! We used the washer and dryer alot for beach towels, etc. Make sure that you look in your vanities for towels as we thought we only had what was on the towel racks, but there were many more in the cabinets.
The beach was a short walk away and we had access to a small public beach. There was a larger public beach a few blocks away, but we stayed near the Sirenia beach access. The beach was close enough that it was not a problem to walk back to the house for the restroom or for lunch. The beach cart that was provided was a great help.
There were many restaurants and places to shop just minutes away by car. You could also walk to a couple of strip mall areas for dining and shopping.
We would definitely stay in this area again and we really enjoyed Sirenia.
So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home! Thanks for letting us sneak in to replace those 2 chairs. Yes; this home is in an awesome location--close to everything. We look forward to you and your family staying with us again.
First time in Destin at a Sugar Palm rental and yes, we will be returning. It was AWESOME.
We have always traveled to Fort Myers Beach but this year, we had to travel with our French Bulldog, so many people recommended Destin, FL. We rented this home from just the website with hopes that it would be as fantastic as it looked and it did not disappoint. First, the staff at Sugar Palm rentals was fabulous to work with. Cienna, Vanessa and Sheri make this trip so easy. We had a snafu with our original house and they worked magic to get us a home that made us so happy.
Both my husband and myself have high demand jobs that did require us to do work when we were at Sirenia. The wifi was fantastic and we had no issues. The house was clean and the pool man made sure our private pool was clean and heated. Everyone went out of their way to make sure our vacation was a success.
The home was fully stocked with everything we needed to have a successful trip. This home is literally located one half block to the beach and it is stocked with everything you would need for the beach except your own beach towel.
We have already reached out to Sugar Palm rentals about returning to Destin next year to stay two weeks instead of one and have already told all of my friends about this rental.
Thanks so much for your kind words about our home and our staff.
Making sure you are well-situated and have everything you need will always be our priority. :)
We look forward to helping you find the perfect home for your stay next year!
Perfect Fall Break
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!
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 hit....it'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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.