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Thunder the Sea~ Playful home in Village of Crystal Beach - 2 blocks to Beach, in Destin

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Thunder the Sea~

(Also see our other home located adjacent to this home- Ahoy Matey listing number 446785. Book both and receive a discount!)

Located in the Prestigious Gated community of Villages of Crystal Beach has all new upscale furnishings throughout. Thunder The Sea welcomes you with all the luxuries you would hope to find on your special get-away. Upon arrival, you are greeted with several welcoming gifts and the luxury you deserve.

We also own the home Ahoy MAtey, VRBO #446785. It located directly behind this home. Book both and receive a discounted rate!

We’ve tried to fill this home with everything you need for a comfortable, unforgettable Destin

Vacation. In fact, we’re hoping you enjoy your experience so much, you’ll be making your plans

before you leave for your next vacation with us. Enjoy a beach cart, beach chairs and beach toys.

Thunder The Sea is located just a few steps from the huge Lagoon Pool and hot tub. You can enjoy lush

landscaping all around and surround sound music playing all day. Sit and relax at the Tiki Hut

area with comfy seating, Plasma TV and large grilling area - perfect for chilling with your family

and friends! You can even reserve this area for private gatherings such as receptions and reunions

(a small fee for private parties). You will find a volley ball area near the south gate for lots of fun

in the sand.

Just 2 short blocks from here is the white sands and Emerald Green waters of Crystal Beach.

Seasonally, a trolley will transport you there, or you can take a short 5 minute stroll on

down. Right outside the north gate are tons of shops, Restaurants, grocery shopping, and so

much more. There are numerous golf courses within 1-5 miles of here.

Floor plan:

First floor has a very open floor plan with gourmet kitchen boasting granite tops and stainless

appliances with everything you need to create fabulous meals and entertain your friends and

family – a large breakfast bar overlooking the casual, yet elegant dining area and very spacious

living area. Master bedroom has a King bed and private bath with double vanity, walk in shower and a soaking tub. There is a powder room also located on the first floor.

Hard wood steps with iron railings lead you to the second floor where you will find the second

living area that leads to the quaint covered porch. In this area you will find a large LED TV and PS3 (please bring your own games). On this floor you will find master Suite #2 with King bed and full bathroom. Bedroom #3 has a Queen bed and leads you to the covered porch. Bedroom #4 has 2 sets creatively constructed bunk beds to sleep 4 with playful furnishings. A large bathroom with

double sinks and a Laundry area complete the second floor.

Free Wifi, extended cable channels, 6 flat screen LED TV’s and 2 DVD players add to this fine home. In addition to the grilling area at the pool, this home offers a private gas grill and a cart for your beach items to take along to the beach. For the babies in the family, we have a high chair, pac and play and baby gate.

Don't know Destin? - Here are some highlights and additionally, please see the Area guide for tons of fun stuff to do:

Villages of Crystal Beach is located just one block to numerous Shopping areas, Restaurants and entertainment. Famous Destin Commons is just across the highway with Rave Movies, Bass Pro Shop, tons of small shops, restaurants and coming soon is Uncle Bucks with bowling. Nearby you will find quite a few mini mall areas with Groceries, pharmacies and Gas stations. Be sure to visit the Harbor - Just a few miles to Harbor Walk Village, on the water. Tons of fun stuff to do for all ages - Zip Line, rent a boat, charter fishing, great restaurants, night life and live music almost nightly. Margaritaville opening early 2014.

Several Golf Courses are within a five mile range. You will find a few tennis clubs too.

Don't miss The Village of Baytown Wharf ( you can Zip line, play on the huge playground, walk along the pier, feed the fish, Great eateries and fun nightlife abound.

Guests of Destin Comforts enjoy lots of local vendor discounts including water sports and golf.

Come, stay, play, and make life long memories at Thunder The Sea!!!

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Cheryl. Thunder the sea + (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story house
    • floor area 1958 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • family
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • living room
      • Large Sectional and oversized chair
    • parking
      • 2 car and addtiional parking across the street
    • towels provided
      • Please bring your beach towels
    • washing machine
      • Full size
    • internet
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • clothes dryer
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Everything you need for gourmet meals and entertaining
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining
      • 6 stools at the breakfast bar
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • Community Lagoon Pool
    • hot tub
      • Community Hot Tub located at the Lagoon Pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 3 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, Master on the first floor
    • bathroom 2: toilet, Cute Powder room on first floor
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower, master bath on second floor
    • bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower, Hall bath on second floor
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12, beds for 12
    • downstairs master bedroom: 1 king
    • bedroom 2 (second floor): 1 queen
    • bedroom 3 (2nd floor): 1 king
    • bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed, 2 Sets Of Bunkbeds
      • Also, in 2nd Living Space on the Second Floor you have a Sofa Sleeper
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • 6 plasma TV s
    • satellite / cable
      • Expanded cable channels
    • dvd player
      • 2
    • video library
    • games
      • Playstation 3 - bring your own games
  • Outside
    • balcony
      • 3 covered
    • outdoor grill
      • Gas grill
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • wheelchair accessible
    • pets not allowed
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Renters must be 25 years and older
  • Notes
    • Guests of Destin Comforts can enjoy discount water Park tickets, 10% off Water Sports and discount golf. ** Inquire for details

activities and attractions in Destin Gulf Coast North

  • Attractions
    • churches
    • library
    • marina
    • water parks
    • zoo
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • cinemas
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • sight seeing
    • antiquing
    • outlet shopping
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • shelling
    • miniature golf
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • paragliding
    • surf fishing
    • tennis
    • deepsea fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • pier fishing
    • roller blading
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • golf
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • parasailing
    • jet skiing
    • swimming
    • snorkeling/diving
    • surfing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • fishing

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  • owner Cheryl. Thunder the sea
  • phone + (850) 428-7830 (Florida, USA)
  • 2nd phone 850-428-7830

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$214
3 nights
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$140
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$130
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$125
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$125
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 27 2015
$125
3 nights
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 6 2015
$1,500
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
$1,900
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 17 2015
$1,500
$3,000
7 nights
 
 
Pre Summer
May 9 2015 - May 22 2015
$200
$5,000
3 nights
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
$1,500
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
$2,500
$9,000
7 nights
 
 
July 4th weeks
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
$2,900
$9,000
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 7 2015
$2,500
$9,000
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 21 2015
$2,000
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Post Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
$225
$5,000
3 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 1 2015
$200
$5,000
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2015 - Oct 16 2015
$175
$3,000
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Oct 17 2015 - Nov 20 2015
$130
$1,700
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
$175
$1,700
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
$130
$1,700
3 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
$175
$1,700
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2016 - Feb 27 2016
$130
$1,700
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190 + Tax
Damage Security $30
$250 Payment due at reservation. Final Balance due 45 days Prior to arrival, no fee with Debit card or cashier's check.
Check in 4:00 PM, Check out 10:00AM

******Rates are subject to change*******
Tax Rate 11.0%

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traveler reviews for this destin house rental

Loved it!

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

This place was amazing! We all wished we could have stated another week. All of the pictures were very true to life. Everything was beautiful. The pool area was amazing. We had to convince the children to leave the pool to go to the beach. The walk to the beach was a little much for my 3 year old but there is always the trolley and lots of public parking. They had a large and small cooler which was helpful for beach trips. Tons of pool/beach toys. I would easily go back to the same house and I can't wait for my next trip to Destin!

Recommended for: families with young children, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Very pleased

Review submitted: July 11, 2014   Date of arrival: June 28, 2014

We were there for a week with 5 adults and 5 children ages 19mth – 10 years old.
House Pros: The house is very roomy with enough space to avoid feeling like you’re on top of each other. The furniture is comfy including the bed in the king room upstairs. The bunk bed mattresses were pretty thin and quite firm. The carpeting was clean and not your typical “sticky” carpeting found in other rentals. The kitchen was spacious and very well stocked. If you are bringing small children, you may want to bring your own plastic cups. There are tons of towels in the bathrooms and kitchen. The washer and dryer were very convenient to have. Bring your own dishwasher and laundry detergent. The house also has an outdoor storage bin full of beach chairs (I think 6), some sand toys, and few boogie boards. The grill was a nice size and great to have. The wireless internet provided was fast and had no problems with multiple devices on it at the same time. Cons: The tile floors in the downstairs were EXTEMELY dirty. All of our white sock turned black. We actually went out and bought a swiffer mop to be able to clean the floors daily. We did find a mop in the house for us to use, but it was the kind you wring out and it was pretty nasty. The sheets in the king room upstairs had stains on them. There are NO curtains in the entire house. If you want to be able to sleep past 7am then you may want to bring some dark sheets to hang in the windows. The queen room upstairs has roller type shades that are very “see through” from the outside at night, they appear to provide privacy from the inside. I wonder if previous renters knew this. The house could also use more towel hangers. We found the previous renter’s clothes in the drawers and wet towels when we arrived. Beach: It’s definitely not a straight shot to the beach. You have to walk 2 block to the main highway and walk another block down the highway to find a public beach access. There is a narrow boardwalk and flight of stairs. This is all fine if you have teens or adults with you. However, if you have toddlers or young children this can be pretty challenging with wagons to carry chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, etc… Once you’re on the beach, the public can only use about 100 feet of beach as there are private areas roped off on both sides of the public access. It became VERY crowded. Pool:The pool was amazing ! There is a pool attendant that ensures everything is perfect.The only downside to the pool area was the lack of umbrellas.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers

Owners response: Thanks so much for your nice comments. I am very sorry about the report on the floor. We do not have daily maid service and with people coming and going all day long, walking on the asphalt road, carrying in ice chests, groceries, etc... the floor is bound to get dirty. I have taken note of the condition of the mop and it will be replaced immediately.
As for the beach, Destin is a very popular vacation destination and summer is hoping all season long. There are numerous beach access along the beach road with the large James Lee Park nearby. Next time check that one out, I think you will find it much roomier and lots of activity at the Crab Trap, playground and beach bar. Have a great summer and please come see us again in Destin soon!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Thunder the Sea

Review submitted: June 11, 2014   Date of arrival: May 31, 2014

We loved everything about this property, easy access to the beach, the pool area is awesome. Very close to everything. I would definitely recommend this property. I can't wait to go back.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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