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Award Winning #1 Rated 6+ Bedroom, 5 bath, Pool/Spa, Golf Cart - Steps to Beach


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
Complete update for 2016! Beach House, 6+ Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Enjoy the very best of Destin coastal living in the beautifully designed Crystal Beach House. Decorated by an award winning designer and updated in 2016 to include newly refinished heart pine floors, new sofas throughout, new kitchen appliances, new bedding and freshly painted interior and exterior (new photos coming April 2016)

As you enter the Crystal Beach House you are greeted by a spectacular open floor plan and living area that flows beautifully into an oversized kitchen and dining room that is one of the largest in the area. The design allows plenty of room for several cooks or multiple families to enjoy time together preparing a gourmet meal, watching TV, or finding a quiet spot to enjoy your favorite book. Leaving nothing undone there is also a large walk-in laundry room on the first floor with full-size washer and dryer.

With one of the largest private pools and spas in Crystal Beach this amazing home also boast nearly 1500 square feet of covered outdoor living space with porches and views on every floor.

The backyard offers built in Apple AirPlay enabled speaker system, outdoor shower, 6 reclining lounge chairs, dining table and umbrella, and gas grill for outdoor cookouts. Pool floats, toys and beach gear (14 beach chairs plus beach towels and umbrellas) are also included for your enjoyment.

The private, heated, 30x15 free form pool ranges from 18” to 5' deep and is surrounded by pavers (with built in lighting) giving you plenty of room to relax in the sun.

Bedroom 1: 1st Floor - Features 1 Queen bed with top of the line Simmons Beauty Rest mattress, custom bedding, TV/DVD player and walk in closet. The attached bathroom has a private entrance and has a full size tub/shower combo.

Bedroom 2: 1st Floor – Features two custom built in bunk beds and one trundle. The room will sleep 5. The room has a TV with built in DVD player.

Bedroom 3: 2nd Floor - Master suite #1 features a king canopy bed with top line Simmons Beauty Rest mattress, custom bedding, a vaulted ceiling, sitting area with a chaise lounge chair, TV & DVD player, walk in closet and a covered balcony that overlooks the pool area. This room also boasts a nook with a twin size bed, perfect for a child that may be apprehensive about sleeping in a new place. The spa like bathroom has double vanities, separate water closet, Jacuzzi tub and enormous shower with a rain and attached showerheads.

Bedroom 4: 2nd Floor - Master suite #2 features a king bed with top line Simmons Beauty Rest mattress, custom bedding and headboard, TV & DVD player, dual his and her closets and a wrap around covered balcony that overlooks the neighborhood. The spa like bathroom has double vanity with raised bowl sinks, jacuzzi tub and shower with beautiful travertine tile and a high volume rain head.

Bonus Room: 3rd Floor – This room features a daybed with trundle (two twin mattress) and ½ bath. A Playstation 3, TV, Surround Sound, balcony with 2 reclining lounge chairs and covered seating area. There is also a small wet bar with wine fridge.

The guest cottage provides a romantic retreat with two rooms accessed separately through french doors, a full bath with large stand up shower, walk in closet and kitchenette complete with mini refrigerator, sink, toaster and coffee maker.

Bedroom 5: Features a four poster king bed with top line Simmons Beauty Rest mattress, TV & dresser.

Bedroom 6: Features a queen bed with top line Serta mattress, TV & kitchenette.

Many Extras:

Golf Cart (street legal)

HD TV/ DVD in each bedroom & Living area

Apple TV and Netflix

Pack N Play

High Chair & Booster seat

Pool Towels/Beach Towels

Rolling Cooler

12 Reclining beach chairs

Beach umbrella

Gas Grill

Hairdryers in each bathroom

Fully Stocked Kitchen (Kitchen Aid Standup Mixer, 2 crockpots, 2 blenders, toaster, casserole dishes, baking sheets, waffle maker, Panini press, dishes, pots, pans, more)

Coffee pot/grinder (Main house & Cottage)

The Crystal Beach House enjoys public beach access at end of the street. Take a short stroll down the beach to the Crab trap Restaurant for a cold drink & appetizers at the beach bar. Camille's is just around the corner and is a great place to get your morning coffee or evening dinner with fantastic sushi and fresh seafood.

Whether you are looking to get reacquainted with your family and friends, take a bike ride or go for a jog on our quiet streets, or just enjoy the world’s most beautiful beaches, this house has it all. Please read our reviews and see why families come back to the Crystal Beach House year after year and make it their beach home away from home!


Will consider 1-2 small dogs with prior approval and non-refundable pet fee.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had to vacation the last week of April due to different schedules, but it was the perfect time to go. The house was everything and more than we imagined. We felt at home at this house and the owners were so helpful. The golf cart made going to the beach so easy. Honestly, I can't think of one single thing I would change about that place. I would recommend this house to anyone who loves to vacation in Destin like my family does. No more condos for us!!! We will definitely rent this house again and I can hardly wait.
Apr 2009
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83 Reviews

based on 83 traveler reviews


As advertised! Award Winner - no doubt!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Destin and this beautiful home was by far one of my favorite vacations ever. We had planned this trip to be with family and celebrate my 50th. The home is maintained very well, very clean and well stocked especially in the kitchen and with beach related items. It fit our family perfectly and everyone had a fantastic time. We hope to make a return to Destin sometime soon and our plans will definately include staying at this house. The owner is very easy to work with and alllowing us to bring our four legged family members made it all the more enjoyable. Book this home for your vacation - I promise you will fall in love!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love is in the Details

  • 5 of 5

The house is know that to look at it, and I guarantee, there isn't a bad room in the house. But it's the little things that blew me away. The cleanliness and hominess...the security alarms to the pool...the golf cart...the appliances..the beach gear...the labeled light switches! All of the details that show how much the Rawls cherish their visitors and want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Like you're visiting friends! Tie that in with the amazing communication before, during, and after our just don't get that kind of quality treatment everywhere. Even if you find a comparable house, that kind of service is rare. So if you're on the me, this is the one.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation house!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Crystal Beach House! There were fourteen of us - eight adults and six kids (five different households) -- we never once felt in each other's way. Plenty of room! The whole family enjoyed the pool with it's different depth levels and ledges all around. The golf cart was very handy to have! The pool house was very comfortable. If we ever get a chance to do a large family vacation like this again - we will definitely consider returning to the Crystal Beach House.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crystal Beach House ROCKS!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at Crystal Beach! We had 12 adults and everyone was able to have their privacy and plenty of room! The pool is such a bonus. And having the golf cart to carry our chairs, umbrellas, and bags to the beach was SO nice! We had everything that we needed and hope to go back again one day soon! Scotta is great to work with! 5 Stars for Crystal Beach House!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Family Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised! Clean, well maintained and comfortable! It's the little things for me that matter the most! The bed and bed linens are nice, the towels thick and all the appliances work!

After enjoying a large family breakfast cooked with the up to date appliances, we would head for the beach! The golf cart provided easy transportation for my 84 yr old Mom down the short block to the public beach entrance. We rented beach chairs and umbrellas for the week from a nice private vendor. This house had beach chairs we used to sit closer to the water and play in the sand. Our family would stay on the beach until 5 pm and return to the beautiful pool for cocktail hour. We used the gas grill several times for our dinner! Plenty of butane provided to grill our fresh shrimp, steak and chicken! The surround sound stereo was amazing to turn on, sip a cocktail and enjoy an early evening swim. After dinner, we played card games and laughed around the large family style dining table. The living area has two very large sofa's for watching some TV or catching up on emails in the early morning with the wifi. Lastly, the rain shower head in both Master Baths was a great indulgence!

Although, our party was 7 adults, this home is very child friendly. The door alarms notify you when a door to the pool is opened and would be a great comfort for a parent. The bunk beds were adorable too. I imagine a group of siblings have a major adventure in this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently took our entire family to Crystal Beach House for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration. This place is everything advertised plus more. We had just the right amount of together space or privacy. Scotta has thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable and fun! I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : VPS at 15 Miles Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pool is heated to 86 degrees at no additional cost between March 1st and May 17th!

There is a pool heating fee of $200 between October and March 1st

Pet Fee of $150 only applies if you have inquired about bringing your pet. Please contact me for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Oct 25, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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

  • 3500 sq. ft.


  • First floor-Main house - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master #1-second floor main house - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Two shower heads one being a rain head from the ceiling.
  • Master #2 - second floor of main house - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Rain shower head from the ceiling.
  • Carriage House bathroom - toilet, shower, Over sized shower
  • 1/2 bath-3rd floor in main house - toilet
  • 4.5


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, located on first floor of main house
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed, Located on first floor of the main house
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, Located on second floor of main house
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Located on 2nd floor of main house
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, Located in one story carriage house
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen, Located in one story carriage house.
  • Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single, Daybed with trundle located on third floor of main house
  • King size beds (3) There are two master suites in the main house each with a king bed. The other king bed is located out in the carriage house. Queen size Beds (2) One is located on the first floor of the main house, and the other queen bed is located in the carriage house. There is one twin located in the'child's nook' in one of the master bedrooms of the main house. Bunk Beds (2) One of the bunk beds also has a pull out trundle. Can sleep 5 in one room. There is a kitchenette in the carriage house with a coffee pot, mini fridge and toaster. There is a mini fridge also located on the third floor of the main house.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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