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Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach

Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach


Property Details

Updated: Mar 31, 2015
Luxury Beach House | 6 BR 6 BA | 3100 Sq Ft | #1 Beach in US | Details below:

Welcome to Casa Blue.

We respond quickly. We value and appreciate our guests! Please view the recent guest testimonials.

'Casa Blue' is BRAND NEW! Completed in March 2014. Just one short block to the ocean. In the preferred Crystal Beach enclave of Destin. No busy streets. Great for walking, jogging, bike riding or in a golf cart!

Casa Blue is large and spacious inside (more living space than most similar-sized beach homes) with living and entertaining areas to accomodate larger groups. Plus this house is on high speed wifi, all 7 flat screens have cable and the two larger TVs include HBO! The upstairs entertainment area has xbox and many electronic games and movie DVDs to keep the whole family entertained.

Our large third floor deck overlooks beautiful Ocean views and we are just a short stroll to the beach. Check out the interior and exterior pictures and you'll see what we mean.

Just one short block to the beach. Premier location in Destin. Walk to everything you need. Luxury accommodations and comfortably decorated. 3100 sq ft. Spacious, beachy vibe with a large open floor-plan, upstairs and downstairs living areas and fully equipped, luxury kitchen. 6 BR, 5.5 BA.

Preferred location in Destin. Walking / biking distance to everything you'll need. White sandy deeded beach one short block away. Close to all Destin amenities, including beach restaurants, Destin Commons premier outdoor shopping that's walking distance away. Amazing open air eating, movie and entertainment center. Enjoy golf, fishing, water sports, theme parks and board walks - all within a mile or two from this central location.

Crystal Beach, where the house is located is the perfect neighborhood to bike, jog or stroll, day or night. Perfect for families, friends, reunions and making memories. Very desirable Florida beach vacation destination. Top rated white sand beaches and names the 'luckiest fishing village in the world'.

Casa Blue features an open floor plan with spacious living areas with a cool beach vibe. Family-friendly. Three master bedrooms and two living rooms (both upstairs and downstairs). Fully equipped kitchen with 9 ft granite island and seating to accommodate 20 comfortably. Seven (7) flat screen TVs throughout with 50' TVs in both living rooms. Front of the house features third story balcony with spiral staircase to enjoy GULF VIEWS. Rear of the house features a screened in porch overlooking the heated pool, private outdoor shower, BBQ and pergola. Ample parking for up to 6 cars.

At 'Casa Blue' you get the best of both worlds. The top-rated beach in the U.S. and your own personal, fully equipped brand new beach house to gather with family and friends and enjoy all you deserve from a beach get-a-way vacation.

Your inquiries are Important. We take every inquiry seriously and reply to each personally. We enjoy speaking with guests so don't hesitate to call us! If we don't reply quickly or answer the phone, we will get back to you as soon as possible. We try to return calls, texts and emails within two hours. Usually in a few minutes.

You are important. No reservation fees, no processing fees, no check-in fees, no junk fees! We simply charge rent, cleaning, tax and we do have to charge for pool heat upon request.

We request a credit card for the first payment and an eCheck payment for the final payment.

We look forward to hosting you at Casa Blue!

More Details
  • Sleeps 20
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our names are Joe, Louise, Drew and Dylan. We are a beach family and love to be near the ocean. We relocated from the north shore of Boston to Texas recently. We missed having the beach in our backyard and decided to build our own dream beach vacation getaway. My husband grew up in Florida and took me to Destin where I fell in love with the white sandy beaches and turquoise water of the gulf. We specifically fell in love with the Crystal Beach area for the shopping, dining and family attractions. We look forward to sharing our special piece of heaven at 'Casa Blue'.

Yours Truly,

The Buslow Family

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our 16th year having Thanksgiving in Crystal Beach! We are so excited and blessed to have been able to stay in this beautiful home away from home! We absolutely loved it and hope to be back! This place is so beautiful! I hope we can come back next year! It is very nice and pretty! It is also a very big house!
Nov 2014
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Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach
+1 -7346346070
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Vacation of March 22-29th at Casa Blue our most favoriate place in 8yrs of Destin vacations

  • 5 of 5
Plenty of everything, seating for everyone, kitchen fully stocked with enough plates and silverware for 20 people plus, pots, pans. Didn't have to run to the store to get supplies on the first day there. We were able to come in unpack, swim and go to the beach and know we had a fresh, clean comfortable bed to climb in when we were ready to retire for the night. Nice quiet neighborhood, very peaceful. We felt very safe and secure. A wonderful home away from home. My family found games to play during cool or rainy days and TVs for everyone (no one missed their favorite show while papaw was watching HIS favorite show) with the two living areas there was quality family time all over the house. It was Mamaw heaven, I loved it. We were planning a week for next year before we left.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pam, thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Blue since we tried to think of the needs of everyone while planning our perfect beach getaway. We involved our kids in the decision making for their perfect place to vacation. That is why we chose to have two separate living areas with a TV for gaming and movie watching. A lot of thought and effort went into planning the 3 master king suites, room with the double beds, and bunk room with the two twin over full beds. We wanted to be able to give everyone a place to stay and have their own bathroom. We don't live near our family so when we are all together we planned for the conveniences of a home away from home. Come back again - the door is always open!Louise and Joe:0)
Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach
+1 -7346346070
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
The house was AMAZING. It had everything we could have needed and MORE. The kitchen had any appliance you could think of, even a Keurig! We fit comfortably and we had a large group. We loved having the bikes to ride around on and the pool in the back to relax at. We were a little worried about the distance from the beach but ended up pleasantly surprised! The walk was quick and just a block away. It was super easy to carry the beach supplies proved with the house. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay at to enjoy the beach!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Great customer service!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I were supposed to stay here for our son's wedding that was scheduled in December of 2015. Since he is in the military and he was scheduled to be home in time for the wedding we found out that he will not be home in time. I contacted the owner Louise Buslow and let her know and since I had only paid the initial deposit I thought that we would have to forfeit that. Louise emailed me back right away to let me know that she would refund the deposit. I just wanted to post this because we did not get to stay but we look forward to staying there in the future since this family has been so wonderful and helpful. Even before we had to change everything around any questions we had about the closest airport and shopping in the area and best dining places. Thank you again Louise and we look forward to staying in this beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach
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Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Casa Blue - Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from an amazing get away to be come Mr. & Mrs. Obviously the week it self we will never forget, but this house created its own special memories for your Big day as well. From the second we walked through the door we knew we picked the perfect home to celebrate this event. The pictures are beautiful on the website, but they do not do it justice. The house was extremely clean and well taken care of. The decorations were amazing. I kept thinking how can I make my own home look just like this :) Each room has great beds and its own bathroom! even the guest staying the in the bunk rooms commented on the comfort ! We enjoyed everything about this house. It was so welcoming and comfortable and it had everything we could think about needed while on vacation (maybe even more!) . The owners defiantly knew what they were doing when designing this house for a rental. Fantastic job !
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach
+1 -7346346070
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Casa Blue - Girl's Retreat

Casa Blue - Girl's Retreat
  • 5 of 5
We choose this beautiful home for a girl's 3-day retreat and I don't think we could have found a more perfect spot. The house just felt very blessed and full of love. There were 13 of us and this house was so roomy and comfortable. It is beautifully decorated and the rooms are so spacious. Even the bunk room was so sweet and cozy. The designer kitchen is a dream and was very well equipped. There was everything we could want or need to make some of the most amazing meals I've ever had while on vacation. The house is also in a great location with easy access to the beach and plenty of shopping nearby. One of the best things about this rental was the communication with the owner, who was always available to answer any of our questions or concerns. The responses were always so prompt and professional. I would definitely book again and would highly recommend this rental to my friends and family. Casa Blue is the place to stay in Destin!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your memorable girls getaway. I loved seeing all your pictures of what you created. You are some talented ladies. Glad our place was big enough and homey to enjoy during your trip. We certainly love the space and making memories. Welcome to the Casa Blue Family!
Summer Weeks almost gone. June 20-27 is available! | Sleeps 20 | Block to Beach
+1 -7346346070
Crystal Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Franklin, TN

Mom's 75th Birthday

Mom's 75th Birthday
  • 5 of 5
We selected Casa Blue for my mom's 75th birthday party weekend! It was an all girl's trip (9 of us) with ages ranging from 21 to 75. The house was a perfect fit! We enjoyed our own space but also loved spending time gathered around the huge island in the kitchen! We are already planning a return stay at Casa Blue for next year! :) The owners were so easy to work with and made us feel very welcomed to their house. A great weekend with lots of beautiful memories!
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: We were very happy to share our piece of paradise with you. I'm glad you enjoyed the big kitchen, eating and living area. We felt it was a perfect design for big groups. We look forward to hosting you again for future travel. Louise and Joe:0)


From the Owner

More spacious than typical Crystal Beach vacation rental home. 3,100 Sq Ft. With larger gathering areas and upscale and roomy kitchen. Sleeps 20. - Only one short block to the beach. Enjoy the beach, relax in the private pool or walk around this great Crystal Beach neighborhood. - Outdoor screened in porch. Best of both worlds with a screened and non-screened in area. - Third floor large deck to view the gulf and the neighborhood. - Elderly and handicap-friendly. Easy access into the house and first floor master. - Two master bedrooms. One on each floor - Living room areas on first and second floor.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Destin Airport at 1 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Inn at Crystal Beach at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 98 at 100 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Camille's at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Crystal Beach at 100 Metres Car: not necessary

Casa Blue is located In a unique location in Destin. The the brand new Destin Mid-Bay bridge and it brings you within one mile of our beach house. South from the house, one short block is Crystal Beach. Plenty of large side walks and bike rentals and restaurants to suite any taste. No high-rise condos along crystal beach and the neighborhood is safe, with a tropical, festive feel. If you enjoys running, walking, sight seeing or bike riding, you'll love this area. Only a few blocks to the north and you'll run into Destin Commons. An outdoor area for food, shopping, movies and plenty of entertainment. This is the go-to place in Destin. Down the road a mile or two to the west you'll find several entertainment venues, including water slides, go carts, laser tag, you name it. Before the bridge to Fort Walton be sure to go to the Harbor Walk. An outdoor pier with food, entertainment and water sports. Down the road to the east about two miles you'll run into the Destin outlet mall with everything from Under Armor, Nike and upscale as well. All this in a radius of about three miles from Casa Blue! But honestly, when you get here, you probably won't want to leave and you can enjoy the private heated pool, the hammock, screened in porch, luxury living on the inside or simply hanging at the beach!


From $275 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2015
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 17 2015
6 night minimum stay
Spring 2015
Apr 18 2015 - May 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
Pre Summer
May 9 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 25 2015 - Mar 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2016
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 15 2016
6 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Apr 16 2016 - May 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 7 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Cleaning $350 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

$350 cleaning, 11% tax & $500 refundable damage deposit. Nominal fee for pool heat. Credit Cards for the initial payment and echeck for the final pay. Rates subject to change.

- Please email regarding holiday rates (July 4 is $5,500. T-Giving and Christmas is $2,200)

- Rates quoted for 14 people. Add $150 per person over 14 for ages over 2 year

- C.C: Visa, Mastercard, AMX and Discover

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 31, 2015


From the Owner

- You are renting a brand new property. Designed from the ground up for your comfort and enjoyment. - This is a 'Green Home'. All new high efficiency heat and air. New high efficiency windows and glass doors throughout. All bedding includes duvets that are laundered between all stays. Warm and comfortable engineered wood throughout the downstairs living areas and kitchen. House includes high efficiency tankless water heaters. The pool includes the latest in technology with a Zodiac energy efficient pumps and Ozonater which reduces the harmful effects of chlorine, adding clarity and sparkle to the pool.

Property Type

  • house


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


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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3100 sq. ft.


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, Full private bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, Full private bathroom
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full private bathroom
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full private bathroom
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full private bathroom
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, First Floor Half Bath
  • Beach house includes 5 full bathrooms and a first floor entry half bath. Plenty of privacy and bathrooms for all friends and family members


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, MB Suite. 32' Flat Screen, closet, fan & private bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 2nd flr Suite. 32' Flat Screen, closet, fan & private bath
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Twin Over Full Bunks. Flat Screen TV. Private Bathroom
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Upstairs LR / 6th BR. 50' Large Flat Screen TV
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double, Includes 32' Flat Screen TV / Cable. Private Bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, 2nd floor suite 32' Flat Screen TV / Cable. Private Bath
  • Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 are master suites with king-size beds, pillow-top mattresses and full private bathroom, tub and shower. Bedroom 4 has two double beds and bedroom 5 is the bunk room with 2 twin-over-full beds. All bedrooms include flat-screen TV and cable. Each Bedroom includes a private bathroom! All bedding is brand new.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Crystal Beach is a Golf Cart-Friendly town. Ask us about our optional service of having a golf cart dropped off for you during your stay and picked up when you leave.

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