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(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach

(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
Location, Location, Location--Crystal Dreams is the #1 Elegant Place to Stay!

Location, Location, Location and Elegance!!! Welcome and let us introduce you to 'Crystal Dreams', our luxurious owner-managed 6+ bedroom, 5.5 bath beach home with private pool and Pool House. The home has undergone an extensive $75K renovation that includes new Brazilian hardwood stairs, new carpeting, bed linens, plush towels, granite countertops, kitchen backsplash, GE stainless steel appliances to include a 29.4 cu French Door refrigerator, wine cooler, upgraded beautiful dining chandelier, lighted pot rack, living room/dining room furniture, TVs/electronics/bluetooth audio, plush outdoor furniture and outdoor ping pong table. What did we leave behind? Nothing but the location.

'Crystal Dreams' sits directly on Scenic Gulf Drive and is literally 20 steps away from the best beach access in the area (Shirah Beach Access), at the quiet west end of Scenic Gulf Drive, right next to the gorgeous Henderson State Park. You will also be able to enjoy gorgeous beach views directly from all three of the home's balconies.


The LIVING ROOM has comfortable seating for 12, 60-inch High Definition 1080p Ultra Slim LED TV, and we also provide free Wireless Internet service, a bluetooth Acoustic Research music player and a landline phone for incoming and outgoing local calls.

The KITCHEN has granite countertops with a beautiful backsplash, stainless steel GE Profile appliances, wine cooler, upgraded lighting and is fully equipped to prepare and enjoy your meals.

The DINING ROOM is open to the kitchen and living room, and has seating for eight at the main table and two at the bar. Even the small kiddos have their own special table and chairs for four in the 'Kids Corner' so that they can play, color and eat in their own space.

A full-sized WASHER AND DRYER is also located on the first floor.


The 1st FLOOR MASTER bedroom has a King-size Cherry Sleigh Bed, 32-inch LCD TV, private bathroom and private access to the main patio.

The 2nd FLOOR MASTER bedroom also has a King-size Cherry Sleigh Bed, an ottoman that converts to a twin bed, a 60-inch High Definition 1080p Ultra Slim LED TV, and a private bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower. You can also enjoy access to the 2nd floor balcony with bistro table and incredible beach views.

The 2nd FLOOR GUEST bedroom also hosts a King-Size bed, 32-inch LCD TV, private bathroom, and private balcony access that is equipped with a bisto for the morning coffee and views.

The 2nd FLOOR BUNK room has two bunk beds and a 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player. The kids will love having this room all to themselves and they have their own bathroom just down the hall.

The 3rd FLOOR EAGLE’S NEST has a futon/sleeper and access to two balconies with comfortable seating (North and South viewing) to enjoy the best views in all of Crystal Beach.

The POOL HOUSE MASTER bedroom has a King-size bed, a 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, a shared bathroom, and access to the main backyard and pool.

The POOL HOUSE LIVING area has a sectional that converts to a queen sized Sealy 6-inch plush sleeper. There is also an ottoman that converts to a twin bed if needed. The 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, and kitchenette with apartment-sized fridge, sink and coffee maker will make this living area very comfortable. You can also enjoy the bistro table and chairs just outside, next to the pool.


The back yard has a private pool with plenty of comfortable seating for all to enjoy, as well as a large patio table that seats six comfortably. There is also a brand new outdoor ping pong table so that you can have a bit of fun catching up with family & friends. We have also provided plenty of night time lighting so that you can extend your days by the pool. An in-ground barbecue is also available to have some great cookouts with family and friends.


You will have your toes in the sand in under a minute. Simply cross Scenic Gulf Drive, and walk down the public beach access to start enjoying the crystal-clear water and sandy white beach. We do our best to provide beach chairs, portable cooler and a rugged red wagon to pull the kiddies to and on the beach.

We have also upgraded the home with a state of the art security and sensor system. The system will notify you of any access to the pool area and the keyless door lock system will allow you access to the home by entering a code that we will program especially for your stay. When you arrive in Destin, you will not have to check-in at a management agency, you will go right to the home and start your vacation right away.

We make the reservation process simple and convenient. We are always accessible by phone and email - you will not find more responsive owners, and you certainly will not find a rental management company who can provide you with the level of service and care that we can.

When you are ready to make your reservation with us, simply give us a call to secure your vacation. We require a $750 security deposit to be paid by credit or debit card at the time of the booking. We will then email you a detailed Rental Agreement so we can be sure we are on the same page regarding rates, dates, and rules. Your full payment will be due 60 days prior to your arrival, and can be made directly online through the Intuit Payment Network from your checking or savings account. Alternately, you can make the full payment using your credit card for an additional 3% fee.

Now that you have found the perfect beach house for your family vacation, you can end your tireless Internet search and call us today to book your family's dream vacation at Crystal Dreams!

PLEASE NOTE that this home is designed for family vacations. It is not suited for high school, college, church or sporting team groups, nor weddings or receptions. We take great care and expense in keeping our home in great condition, and we expect our renters to do the same.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Steve and I and our three small children have been enjoying Crystal Beach since 2006 when we purchased our first two condos at Ariel Dunes at the eastern end of Scenic Highway 98. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experiences and memories in Destin. Steve is an active-duty Air Force officer and has served in all of our most recent conflicts. It is great to be able serve our county and our people and we hope that you will enjoy staying with us as much as we enjoy getting to know you.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wanted to let you know just how much we enjoyed staying at your home. It was simply perfect and we will definitely be in touch next year when we bring the family together again. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
May 2014
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(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach
-(571) 296-6743
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Troy, Michigan

Such a wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
Such a beautiful, comfortable vacation home. Well appointed and so close to the beautiful beach! Loved our family vacation staying here! Close to good restaurants, grocery store, Harbor Walk.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach
-(571) 296-6743
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Awesome vacation beach house with friends!!!

  • 5 of 5
Location, location, location!!! VERY short walk to some of the nicest stretch of beach in Destin. We had three families and all sixteen of us were very comfortable. Lots of king beds was a plus. Fully equipped kitchen was great for cooking and we barbecued too. Kids loved the heated pool and we spent many nights having intense ping pong tournaments. Close to shopping for the ladies and the guys even got to watch a Monday night football game at the Ale house. It was a short walk home which was nice not having to worry about driving. Steve and Andrea seem to keep up with their vacation home. As advertised....We would stay here again if we went to Destin.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach
-(571) 296-6743
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Maryville, TN

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful house for all ages but especially for those with kids of all ages!! Easy & close access to the beach!! This house has everything to make a great vacation!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach
-(571) 296-6743
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Memphis TN

Crystal Dreams vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a wonderful nine day stay at Crystal Dreams. The house was a perfect beach house with up to date decor (well represented by the online photos), a nicely equipped kitchen, clean, and quite comfortable. The owners responded promptly to a few questions we had upon arrival which was much appreciated. They could not have been more accommodating. Yard and pool maintenance people kept things in good order.
An added bonus was the house's location, on the quiet minimal traffic area of Scenic Hwy 98, but just feet away from the beach access. And close to a nice Publix and even a Walmart. Need we say more.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach
-(571) 296-6743
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Great Destin location, spacious house, and awesome pool!

  • 5 of 5
We had 16 people in the house comfortably. The house is nice and has everything you will need. The pool area was great and the perfect outdoor setting. The walk to the beach is literally 20 steps!! Close to everything you could need for shopping in Destin!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
(#1) Rated Reviews!!! Most Popular 6+BR House w/Pool-20 Steps to Beach
-(571) 296-6743
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Wonderful Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary at the fabulous home. 8 Adults and 5 kids and we had so much room that we never felt that we were ever on top of each other. The balconies, pool and patios made the property feel like a resort oasis. The location was ideal for anyone worried about kids coming and going from the beach. The property is just steps from the public access to the beach. The pictures are exactly what the place looks like. You worry that the pictures are too good to be true, but in this case the pictures are right on target for how great the place is. I would recommend this beautiful house to anyone and everyone who asks. We will definitely be coming back to Crystal Dreams when we return to Destin.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

This property has it all! Location, Luxury and the best, friendly customer service you can ever enjoy. We are literally 20-steps from the beach directly on Old Scenic 98 near the serene and tranquil Henderson State Park. We promise that when you call us, we will answer. When you email us, you will get an answer rapidly. We take care of our people from the moment you inquire to the moment you leave and then when you call us to come back next year. You simply won't be disappointed in what we have to offer. We do not profess to be the cheapest but we firmly believe that we have one of the finest properties and customer service in the none!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Okaloosa Valpraiso at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Regatta Bay at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Emerald Green Pkwy at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Camilles at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Crystal Beach at 10 Metres Car: recommended

Welcome to the famous Crystal Beach. Home to Money Magazine's #1 Beach Vacation location. You will be staying in one of the most luxurious beach homes that has views of the most wonderful aquamarine water and sugar sand in the world.

To take care of all of your conveniences, Crystal Dreams is located less than one mile away from Destin Commons, home to all of the best shopping and restaurants.

If you really need to shop, the Silver Sands outlet mall is only 5 miles down the road and there you will find the finest shops to include Saks 5th Ave, Coach, Polo, and Viking. I think you get the idea that this is a place where you can get your shop on!

Overall, Crystal Beach is the place to be for your family vacation and it will be a memory that you and others will never forget.


From $98 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th Week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall Break
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 17 2015
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
14 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 4 2016
30 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2016 - May 13 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $750.00
  • Cleaning Fee $375.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Optional pool heating fee is $200.00 (plus tax) per week.
Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Pet fee of $200 per pet would apply.
Simply give us a call and your reservation will be secured. Rates are subject to change based on availability and seasonal factors.

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Updated: May 20, 2015


From the Owner

What makes us unique? We know what you want because this is what we want too! You want a great location with a pool, a house that's big enough for you all to be comfortable, you want it to be clean, and you want it to be well appointed and you want this experience to include working with us to be easy, enjoyable and seamless. To us, this comes easy and we promise that we are going to help you make that experience perfect. We simply ask that you take care of our home as if it was your own home. For us, this is our pride and joy and we want to keep it meticulously maintained for not only you, our future guests but for us as well when we come down and use it.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 4050 sq. ft.


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Half Bath - toilet
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • 2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet, tub, shower
  • Pool House Master Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • 2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • 2nd Floor Guest Room Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • 2nd-floor bath/shower and pool-house bath/shower include hand shower nozzles for ease of bathing children.


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king, Sleeps 2
  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, Sleeps 3: 2 in king, one in convertible ottoman
  • 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 king, Sleeps 2
  • 2nd Floor Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed, Sleeps 4
  • 3rd Floor Eagle's Nest - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeps 2
  • Pool House Master Bedroom - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, Sleeps 3: 2 in king and 1 in convertible ottoman
  • Pool House Guest Room - 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeps 2: Sectional to a queen sleeper & Ottoman to twin
  • Pack n' Play is provided.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Simply doesn't get any more convenient and comfortable than renting our Crystal Dreams home! Popular and fantastic restaurants, shopping, grocery and amentities are all very to two miles if not closer.

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