Amazing 6 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath Home, Sleeps 14-18
About Jeff Marken
We know 'by owner' vacation rentals better than anyone, having been part of VRBO since its earliest days. We own and manage a number of homes in Crystal Beach. These are high-end, very well maintained luxury homes, not 'just rentals.' We live in Destin and greet all our guests, and strive to be proud of these homes.
Jeff Marken purchased this House in 2012
Why Jeff Marken chose Crystal Beach
Crystal Beach is lower density than many of Destin, with no high-rise condos on the beach. Sidewalks on every street with white picket fences, yet just across the street from Destin Commons and all kinds of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.
What makes this House unique
Close to the beach, playgrounds, restaurants, shopping, golf, and lots of other entertainment! Great for multiple or large families with kids. FIVE king master suites! SEVEN bathrooms! One of the most popular floor plans in Crystal beach, private pool, separate carriage house, very close to the beach.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - We are family oriented and love kids!We are family oriented and love kids!
Pets allowed - Dogs allowed with pre-approval and pet feeDogs allowed with pre-approval and pet fee
No smoking - Strictly non-smoking.Strictly non-smoking.
Max guests: 18 (sleeps up to 18 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Overall the property was good. Some signs of aging/wear & tear in the bathrooms and the front deck. The deck had so many loose boards and possibly a joist that was rotten so we couldn't really let the kids go out front at all. We'd still consider renting this property again as it was well suited for a large group of adults and kids.
Hi Nelson, we're glad your group enjoyed your stay at Crystal Mark! You visited at the end of a busy summer rental season but we have now started maintenance projects at all of our properties, as we do every off-season. The repairs to this deck have already begun. We hope you'll come stay with us again the next time you need a beach escape!
We were a family with 6 children ages 5 and under. The pool alarm was the greatest and we would recommend to any family with children. Bring babygate for
stairs and especially for the open spiral stairway to the third floor! The pool house was great for adults without children to get away from the noise. The beach was close but rental chairs and umbrella for property was not close for walking. The golf cart was much appreciated but the headlights were not hooked up for night to drive to late dinner. That was maybe a safety regulation. We were very pleased with the management of the property as they were prompt to replace the ice machine and one of the pool alarms. We would recommend this property to any large family that is looking for a great experience.
Thanks for your review. There are many beach access points that are very close to this home (within a 2 min walk) but the the vendor who rents beach equipment which we provide is further down--but since you have a large golf cart, this does not seem to be an issue for most guests. -Thanks for letting us know about the headlights on the golf cart! We took it into the shop--but if ever things aren't working properly during your stay please call us so we can rectify it immediately. Our Guest Services team is always standing by to help, just give them a call and they will spring into action. We hope to host you again next year!
Very nice vacation
Only downside is if you have more than 3 large vehicles there is no room due to the beach buggy parked there.
Thanks for your kind review. There is parking for this home for accommodates up to 4 vehicles (depending on size). If you need the golf cart moved to make room for more parking spaces you can always call our office.
We enjoyed our stay at Crystal Mark. Everyone was great to deal with and very helpful. We rented the golf cart but we only used it once for a short period because the steering was bad and we did not feel safe driving it. I thought we wasted $750 because we could not use it. Otherwise we were happy with our stay.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our home. Just to clarify for future guests looking to rent this property, we do require a REFUNDABLE damage deposit in order to use the golf cart (this is a $25,000 custom, golf cart). After receiving this review, we had the steering checked (we take safety seriously!), and they didn't find anything wrong. Please remember, if you have any concerns with anything while staying in our home, call us right away (our office is only one block from this home).
Great house perfect for our family of 16. Great spot close to shopping & beach.
On our first day the oven shorted out but they were very quick to respond & we had a brand new oven installed the next morning. Having the golf cart was a plus but really didn’t use as much as I thought we would more due to the chilly weather. The only other minor issue was that the main TV in the Living Room was only set up for Netflix or movies we couldn’t get it to show normal TV stations, NBC, CBS
Etc. we had to relocate the box from upstairs to watch news or local programs. Again, very minor. We all had an amazing time & great Thanksgiving.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Lynn! The living room TV has regular cable and we set to that input for new check-ins... but sometimes kiddos get ahold of the remotes, etc. With multiple remotes TV issues are very common, but they are easily resolved. The next time you stay with us please give Guest Services a call with any issue, no matter how minor! Yes, we'll deliver a brand new oven if needed - but we're also happy to swing by and correct your TV set-up anytime. Looking forward to your next visit!
Crystal Beach is the best! Sidewalks and white picket fences, lower density than most resorts. Destin Commons is right across the street, plus all kinds of other shopping and entertainment and every kind of restaurant all around.