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2mins to Beach, Like 2 Beach Houses in One, Pvt Heated Pool! in Destin

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$700 /wk in savings
$250 in freebies

stays between: 9/14/14 & 9/21/14

deal expires in: 5 days

$700 Discount, FREE Pontoon, LRG House, PVT Pool,

Beautiful,well maintained,LRG home close to gorgeous sands of Crystal Beach.Avail with PVT Pool & Courtyard. EXCELLENT reviews. Owner offering massive disc. with half day Pontoon boat to visit the world famous Crab Island. DON'T miss out! Fabulous offer!

  • $2,295 $1,595/week ($700 off)
  • Pontoon Boat ($250)

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vacation rental description

Very close to the beach (2mins)! - Public Beach Access leads you onto stunning soft white sands and emerald green waters of the Panhandle. Our luxurious, large and comfortable home suits everyones needs from family and friends to groups for Weddings, birthday celebrations, reunions, etc. 
Many who stay at our home enjoy the short walk down to the beach in the evening and say it is an absolute must to enjoy the evening sounds of beach waves, cooling sands and watch the sun set – serenity to end your perfect day.

There is so much to do in Destin, if you can tear yourself away from our welcoming home and private pool couryard!   Anyone interested in recreational activities, will be pleased to know there are golf courses, waterparks, go-karting, various restaurants, fire work displays, dolphin cruises, some fabulous outlet malls (Silver Sands), science museum (great fun for the family!) etc. within an approx. 3 mile drive and we would be only too happy to provide further information on these activities if you so wish (some activities are limited over the low season months).  There is also the huge convenience of a supermarket (Publix) less than a mile from Peace Place, for you to stock up on your vacational supplies (there are two bbq's for your use - gas and grill coal).  The private pool has optional heating and, therefore, available for use all year round!  The pool is also surrounded by a wall and foilage so you will have the privacy to enjoy with your group without the worries of pedestrians trying to have a nose at what you're up to. 

All our guests enjoy free WiFi and cable television.

Peace Place has the uniqueness of the apartment being attached to the main house, so it can be used either separately by closing it off (it is self-contained) or alternatively by opening it up into the main house, it becomes one home.  The choice is purely yours and your groups.  You can alternate its use to meet your individual needs, e.g. if someone in the group (e.g. grandparents) might be looking for a little quieter time during the day or evening, this is easily accommodated by yourselves.  As the apartment is self-contained, some families/groups love the fact that there are two kitchens, two washing machines and two dryers for use – a great perk when trying to cook and clothes wash in large groups.

For up to 20 guests.

Main House sleeps 14.  Double French doors invite you into this charming home which is highlighted by ten foot ceilings, crown molding, treyed ceilings and a fireplace.

Downstairs Master  The French Room  King  
Bonus Bunk Room off the master bath ... Twin over twin bunks
Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa
Upstairs The Cottage Room King
Upstairs  The East Indies Room King
Upstairs Loft The Crews Bunk RoomTwo twin over twin

Apartment sleeps 6.  It's a self contained 2br/2ba apartment with its own living area, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, private entrance, and a private deck with chairs, table and sun umbrella.  The pool, BBQ grill and parking are easily accessible from the apartment.

Apartment The Nautical Room King
Apartment  The Boat Room Two twin beds
Apartment  The TV Room  Queen Sleeper Sofa

Known as Peace Place in Destin’s Crystal Beach community, this beautiful home truly showcases the Florida beach-house lifestyle. 

Charming old iron gates lead you into your own personal paradise in the peaceful courtyard filled with tropical foliage as well as scented Magnolias and ancient Live Oaks. Relax in the courtyard and enjoy the privacy of your own pool which can be heated in the cooler months.

Reunions, weddings, anniversaries or receptions.  They all become easy here, with generous space for family gatherings in the spacious living and dining areas as well as the outdoor areas. You will enjoy the well appointed large gourmet kitchen where families can cook fine meals together while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.  You can seat 18 for dinner.  Professionally decorated and completely furnished, with a total of 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, Peace Place sleeps 20 comfortably.

Parking is for 6+ cars.  RV, BUS or BOAT is OK. Very easy in and out.

Within one mile you will find a major regional shopping center, a 14 screen movie complex, Publix, WalMart, the Big Kahuna Water Park and more.
Within three miles you will find 50 steak/chops/seafood restaurants, nine golf courses, two major resorts, Destin Harbor, Destin Commons Regional Mall and the largest discount shopping complex in the US.

Your hosts;  David & Katherine are actually English and came over to the Destin area having fallen in love with it so much; with its white sand and emerald clear water, friendly locals and fabulous weather they have decided to invest in what they see to be the perfect vacation home. They have also bought another house within a 10 minute drive so they can be on hand to help out and offer an outstanding service.

David & Katherine"

Small Groups   We have some of the nicest weather of the year in northwest Florida In the “Off Season”.  That’s August 15 to March 15, and the Month of May. Peace Place is available then as 6Br/5Bath, 4Br/3Bath, or 2Br/2Bath.
We invite you to call for special rates.

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house rental amenities

Two sinks in every bathroom
Two washer/dryers
Outdoor warm/cool shower for rinsing beach sand off
Natural gas grill  [never run out of gas]
Ample off-street parking [6 cars +]
Cable TV in every BR
High Speed Internet with wireless access
Seperate apartment with 2BR/2BA & 2nd Kitchen
Linens, towels, steam iron, ironing board, cooking utensils are
provided. [Please bring your own beach towels]
Cleaning is done before and after your stay. Pets considered so please ask. No smoking indoors please.

activities and attractions in Destin Gulf Coast North

Crab Island by hiring your own pontoon
(call Blue Crab Water Sports of Destin)

Evening Sunset and Fireworks (call Blue Crab Water Sports of Destin)

Snorkeling, fishing and parasailing
Sunset cruises
Firework displays
Dolphin cruises
Destin Helicopter rides
Gulf Breeze Zoo
Pelican adventures
Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (over 40 rides and attractions, great pools!)
Emerald Coast Science Centre (be a scientist, make giant bubbles, fly an airplane, see like a dragonfly, explore the human body, play an invisible piano, see a snake, etc)

vacation rental rates

6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom - sleeps 20

Season                                              Per Night             Per  Week           Per Month          Min. Stay

Winter                                     $240                $1595              $3985             3 nights
Jan 27, 2014 - Feb 28, 2014   

Late Winter                              $242                $1695              $5085             3 nights
Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 7, 2014        

Winter                                     $528               $3695              $11085            3 nights
Mar 8, 2014 - Apr 11, 2014   

Late Spring                              $385               $2695              $8085              3 nights
Apr 12, 2014 - May 16, 2014  

Early Summer                           $499               $3495              $10485            3 nights
May 17, 2014 - May 23, 2014    

Summer                                   $485               $3395              $10485           3 nights
May 24, 2014 - June 6, 2014   

Summer                                    n/a                $5595              $22380            7 nights
June 7, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Late Summer                             $456                $3195             $9585             3 nights
Aug 9, 2014 - Sep 5, 2014

Fall                                           $328                $2295              $6885            3 nights
Sep 6, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014  

Early Winter                                $240               $1595              $3985            3 nights
Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014        $292               $2045                                   3 nights

Nov 30, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014        $240               $1595              $3985            3 nights

Mid Winter                                  $242               $1695              $5085            3 nights
Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 9, 2015             

In Spring, Winter, Fall:  If you rent as a five bedroom, the rest of the house will not be rented. You will have complete privacy.  Please email for a quote (main house sleeps 14)

Add:   Taxes 11%   Cleaning  $250   Damage Waiver  $39   

                              [Add $50/night for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years weeks]

                               Optional pool heat upon request $30/night or $35/night in Winter


Deposit 25% with reservation.
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In Spring, Winter, Fall:  If you rent as a five bedroom, the rest of the house will not be rented. You will have complete privacy.

I ask that you please do not smoke inside.

Pets allowed, with prior agreement by the owner.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Top things to do in Destin
  • The Beach ! Deep sea diving !
  • Shopping ! Moonlight dinner cruise !
  • Golf ! Four Champion ship courses !
  • Fishing ! Party boats or private charter. !
  • Enjoy your own private pool !
Top things to do on a budget
  • The Beach ! Snorkeling
  • Dolphin cruise !
  • Golf ! Four economy couses !
  • Fish from the pier ! Watch fishing boats at Destin Harbor !
  • Enjoy your own private pool !
Top things to do with a family
  • The Beach ! Snokeling
  • Dolphin cruise !
  • Two theme parks !
  • Watch fishing boats at Destin Harbor !
  • Enjoy your own private pool !

David Ruffel , owner

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Guest Comment entered by owner

Great Owners with a Wonderful House

Review submitted: August 22, 2014   Date of arrival: August 15, 2014

Being from PA, i had no previous knowledge about Destin, FL. Owners David and Kathrine were really great to work with from day one. The house is really great for large groups of all ages. The house is in a perfect location and has everything you may need to feel at home. David set us up with a great day on " Crab island" by renting one of his boats. Ive rented from prior good home-owners in the past, but by far David and Kathrine really made you feel at home. Lots of little touches went a long way. Only downside to the weekend was the rental company never told us not to "dead-bolt" the doors and the house key provided didn't work. All around i would deff refer other renters to David and Kathrine. Enjoy the upcoming vacations

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This place was so much more than we expected

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: August 9, 2014

This place was so much more than we expected. Great pool, size, kitchen, patio, landscaping, outside lighting and showers. The beach is only 2 blocks away and a beautiful walk. Plenty of pool toys for the kids so no need to bring any beach chairs as well. We had a couple mishaps and the maintenance people were on it. I would stay again and I hated to leave. The staff at harmony beach are awesome as well.

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Our stay was amazing!

Review submitted: August 11, 2014   Date of arrival: July 26, 2014

Hi Katherine!! I have been meaning to email you back. Our stay was amazing! It was even better than I thought it would be. The house was wonderful. Very clean and well maintained. The apartment worked out great for my sister and her 3 small children. The walk to the beach was no problem at all. I can't wait to rent from you guys again. Thanks for making our stay even better than I expected!!!


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