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

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vacation rental description

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 32-inch LCD TV with integrated DVD player, 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.

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Last modified on 08-18-2014 at 5:16 PM.

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Steven & Andrea Simone (571) 296-6743

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • house
    • floor area 4050 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beach view
      • Location, Location, Location!!! Crystal Dreams is literally 20 steps to the sand. Many others try and say this but we truly are directly across the street from the beach! Gorgeous views!
    • ocean view
      • Truly a few steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Direct access to public beach. Views from the home are fabulous!
    • water view
      • Views of the Gulf of Mexico to the south and of the Choctawhatchee Bay to the north from the Eagle's Nest.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • internet
      • Free wireless internet service throughout entire home to include pool patio and pool house.
    • towels provided
      • Oversized Turkish bath towels, hand-towels and wash-cloths come standard. Large fun pool towels are also provided.
    • living room
      • Sectional and three chairs provide seating for 12.
    • clothes dryer
      • Full sized Dryer
    • iron & board
    • telephone
      • Telephone service for local calls and all incoming calls
    • washing machine
      • Full washer and dryer on 1st floor.
    • parking
      • Four-car parking plus two more along the street.
    • linens provided
      • All new sheets, blankets and comforters/duvets in every bedroom.
    • air conditioning
      • Central
    • heating
      • Central
  • Kitchen
    • stove
      • Stainless GE-Profile glass-top
    • microwave
      • Stainless GE-Profile. Plus second microwave in Pool House.
    • pantry items
      • Large pantry which will accommodate all of your family's needs.
    • coffee maker
      • Stainless Kitchen Aid plus second coffee maker in the Pool House.
    • toaster
      • Stainless Kitchen Aid
    • dishes & utensils
      • Fully equipped to prepare a gourmet meal, plus a crock pot, blender, and more. Service dishes for up to 18 people.
    • refrigerator
      • Stainless GE-Profile 29.4 cubic inch French Door with ice/water system. Plus stainless steel mini-fridge in Pool House.
    • kitchen
      • Luxury and fine appointments in this kitchen. Granite countertops and upgraded island lighting complete as well as wine cooler complete this chef's kitchen.
    • oven
      • Stainless GE-Profile
    • dishwasher
      • Stainless GE-Profile. Very quiet as well.
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • child's highchair
    • dining
      • Eight-seat square table. Two stools at the bar. Small kids toddlers table with 4 chairs is perfect for the little ones.
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
      • Private pool in your back yard which can be heated upon request (fees apply). Plenty of comfortable seating and a pergola for shade on those hot days.
    • heated pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 5 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • 1st floor half bath: toilet
    • 1st floor bathroom: combination tub/shower, toilet
    • 2nd floor master bath: tub, shower, toilet
    • 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.
  • Bedrooms
    • 7 bedrooms, sleeps 18, beds for 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 sleep sofa /futon, 1 twin/ single, Sleeps 2: Sectional to a queen sleeper & Ottoman to twin
      • Pack n' Play is provided.
  • Entertainment
    • ping pong table
    • television
      • Living room has Flat Screen 60'-inch Ultra-slim 1080P LED TV; Flat Screen LCD 32-inch TVs in all bedrooms (except Eagle's Nest).
    • stereo
      • Portable bluetooth indoor/outdoor stereo speaker
    • satellite / cable
      • Cox Cable TV -- Full television line-up
    • toys
      • Beach toys/shovels are included.
    • dvd player
      • HD DVD in Living Room. Most bedrooms have a 32' LCD integrated DVD television.
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
      • Professional landscaping done every week
    • outdoor grill
      • Natural gas grill by the pool. No tank required, it won't run out!
    • balcony
      • One large balcony on second level, can be accessed from the 2nd floor Master and 2nd floor guest room, great beach views. Two additional balconies off the third level Eagle's Nest - incredible Views!
    • lanai / gazebo
      • Covered and lighted Pergola next to the pool.
    • bicycles
      • Available for rent only one block away.
    • tennis
      • Multiple public tennis courts within a short drive.
    • golf
      • There are at least a dozen golf courses within a 10 minute drive from the house.
    • boat
      • Boat rentals and charter fishing available at the Destin Harbor.
    • deck / patio
      • 1st floor patio at entrance. Plenty of pool decking in the back.
  • Suitability
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
      • Children must be supervised by their parents, especially in the pool area, as there is no lifeguard, and swimmers swim at their own risk.
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Limited. The entire first floor is wheelchair accessible, including the bedroom and private bath. Steve's mother uses a wheelchair, and has enjoyed the first level and pool area.
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Strictly enforced. Only 25 and above. Supervised school and sports groups will probably find this property not suitable.
    • pets considered
      • Small pets considered on a case by case basis. $200 non-refundable pet fee.
  • Notes
    • 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.

activities and attractions in Destin Gulf Coast North

  • Attractions
    • restaurants
    • churches
    • library
    • marina
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • water parks
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
    • cinemas
    • live theater
    • festivals
  • Leisure Activities
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • wildlife viewing
    • antiquing
    • shuffleboard
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • outlet shopping
    • paddle boating
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • horseshoes
    • miniature golf
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • deepsea fishing
    • paragliding
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • golf
    • jet skiing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • surfing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • pier fishing
    • surf fishing
    • water tubing
    • tennis
    • rafting
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • water skiing
    • parasailing
    • fishing
    • hot air ballooning

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  • owner Steven & Andrea Simone
  • phone (571) 296-6743

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Late Summer
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
4 nights
Fall Break
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 10 2014
Flat fee
7 nights
Late Fall
Oct 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
4 nights
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Flat fee
7 nights
Dec 2 2014 - Feb 27 2015
4 nights
Spring Break
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 nights
Apr 18 2015 - May 15 2015
7 nights
May 16 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 nights
July 4th Week
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Flat fee
7 nights
July 4th Week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Flat fee
7 nights
Late Summer
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375 + Tax
-- $750 Refundable Security Deposit held on a credit card at booking
-- Above rates exclude Cleaning, Tax or optional Pool Heat
-- Safe/Secure Online payments accepted through Intuit Payment Network (makers of Turbo Tax)
-- Credit card payments (AMEX, Visa, MC, Discover) are accepted (3% fee applies)
-- Payment due no later than 60-days prior to stay
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.
Tax Rate 11.0%

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traveler reviews for this destin house rental

Great Destin location, spacious house, and awesome pool!

Review submitted: July 24, 2014   Date of arrival: July 12, 2014

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Wonderful Family Vacation!!!

Review submitted: June 30, 2014   Date of arrival: June 21, 2014

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.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 2 / 4


Crystal Dreams is a Dream

Review submitted: June 22, 2014   Date of arrival: June 14, 2014

We just returned from a week at Crystal Dreams - 10 people total ranging in age from 8 to 72. The house was perfect, location is as noted - very close to beach access and traffic on the road in front of the house was low. Pool was well kept and beach toys (chairs, boards, floats, sand castle tools) were right there. We dined outside a couple of nights and used the grill. House is well maintained and Steve & Andrea were great to work with. We would choose to stay here again.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers

Helpful votes: 3 / 6


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This vacation rental has been listed since 04/5/2013.