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"SandDollar" in Crystal Beach...The Perfect Place to be!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
3 bedroom 2 full baths Sleeps 8 in beds Total 10 people MAX

Here comes the Sun! Enjoy this beautiful Gulfside Coastal Cottage less than 2 blocks from the Beach nestled in the quiet Clipper Cove Community known for its charming homes with pastel paints and white picket fences - it's just a short stroll to the sugar white Destin Beach.

This sunchased cottage has a large welcoming porch for enjoying the sea breezes, the nostalgic lovely, large, trees, and the lush landscape. The sand is soft and white with the most gorgeous emerald water you've ever seen.

This high end kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter tops and everything you could possibly need. The 1st floor Master has a king bed and a screened balcony. The 2nd floor bedroom has two queen beds, and in its bathroom a jacuzzi tub to relax and enjoy. The 1st floor also has a bedroom with 2 twin beds

(day bed trundle). The living area is warm and welcoming. All bedrooms have T.V.s. Tile and new bamboo floors throughout! Granite upgrades in beautiful bathrooms! The Sand Dollar has a beautiful community pool just a few houses away! Screened french doors open to the front porch and peaceful landscapes. It's short 3 to 4 minute walk to the beach or a 1 minute drive! The yard is private and boasts lovely fruit trees which bear key limes, nectarines, and oranges---help yourself!! Linens and towels provided. Pet Friendly fenced yard for your pets to enjoy their vacation also!

Please inquire on my other properties:

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Keywords: Coastal Cottage, Beach House, Private Home,

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • 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 manager

Thanks you for a great stay! The house is absolutely lovely! The decor is so warm and inviting we just loved it! We had such a relaxing vacation here. You have thought of everything here, we needed for nothing! I thought for sure we would go to Walmart for things that we forgot, but no need, because you had it here! The kids loved the third floor deck and had a blast! We will be sure to look you up next year. Also thanks for opening up the house to my little Yorkie, Bella.
Aug 2012
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28 Reviews

based on 28 traveler reviews

Atlanta, Georgia

Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home in such a beautiful little community! The house was clean and comfortable, with plenty of space for our family of six (4 adults, 2 children). The layout worked perfectly for our family. There is a bedroom with a king bed and a bedroom with a trundle bed downstairs so that the adults can sleep on the same floor as the kids, and a master suite with two queen beds for another adult couple(s) upstairs (we were with my in-laws and they were able to have their privacy upstairs while we stayed downstairs and shared a bath with the kids). All of the bedrooms have televisions, which made it easy for the kids to watch what they wanted while the adults could talk in the living room. Wifi was very good.

The home offered lots of nice extras for us to enjoy during our stay, such as beach towels, beach toys, games, books, and magazines. The home is adorably decorated and feels, well, like home (it doesn't feel like a bare bones rental property). It is prettier than the online pictures.

The houses are close together, but the serene little garden surrounding this home made it feel very private. I loved all of the windows and porches. There are so many places to sit and relax that it was hard to choose which one I wanted to use for reading or just hanging out. The neighborhood is beautiful and really feels like a little community. I adore the picket fences and the pastel homes. It was an easy walk to the beach, though we generally drove because we had a lot of chairs and beach toys, and one of our party has a weak knee. There is not a lot of parking at the public beach area closest to the home, but there is a lot of parking just a bit farther down where the Crab Trap is.

There are a lot of restaurants, shops, and activities nearby. Right down the street and across 98 is Destin Commons, which has great shopping, a movie theater, and the most amazing Whole Foods I have ever seen in my life. I could have picked up dinner there every night- the food choices and pre-prepared meals are outstanding. We ate out several times, but the restaurants were always crowded (Labor Day weekend), and if I could do it again, I would just go to Whole Foods for every meal.

The homeowner was also great to work with. At the possible threat of a hurricane prior to our trip, she provided us with updated weather info and was willing to work us should a hurricane make our trip impossible (it didn't, thank goodness).

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write such as awesome review! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay @ "SandDollar!' Hope to see you AGAIN!
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Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

I won't waste time reiterating how great the property is, or how everything you could possibly want is in the house and available.

Our vacation was affected by Tropical Hurricane / Nuisance Hermine. Denise was an absolute pleasure to work with, and you really can't ask for a better property owner. Both she and the house far exceeded our expectations, and we'll be back.

We had 4 adults and 2 kids in the house. Plenty of room, plenty to do, easy beach access and a Whole Foods just a walk or very short drive away.

Thanks Denise -- you're awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the response. So h@Ppy you had a wonderful stay @ "Sand Dollar" Hope to see you AGAIN! & AGAIN!!!
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Holt Summitt, MO

Great Place-Aug 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family gathering and the place was great. Everything one needed was there. The home was clean and well taken care of and the two porches on the front and the rear of the house were great for evening gathering. We even brought our Dog and the fenced yard was a great place for him. The location to the beaches, shopping and restaurants was very good with some within walking distances. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, it basically felt like we were staying in our own home.

Should we travel to Destin again, we will definitely contact Denise again to stay at the same home. Its a winner.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at "SandDollar!" I love the gift you left in the house and I am sure others will enjoy it also! Hope to see you again next time you decide to visit Destin.
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End of Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

We have a fairly large family and have been staying in this area for several years.

We love the quiet neighborhood and comforts of a home. We generally eat out only a couple of nights due to the crowds and prefer to create our favorite meals at the house. This house was fully stocked and included many items that I do not usually see in a rental.

The house was beautifully decorated and the porches and the yard was wonderful.

Denise was very helpful and even made sure the garbage was picked up timely.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay @ "SandDollar" and hope to see you again!
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Family Vacation plus Southern National Softball Tournament at SandDollar

  • 5 of 5

My 14 year old daughter plays softball for a travel team out of Carrollton, GA. July 18 began the Southern National's in Destin, FL for 14 and under girls. Teams from GA, Kentucky, Louisana, Texas, and more participated in this week long tournament. My Mother, Daughter, and a friend stayed at SandDollar for a week. It's much better than a condo. The house is decorated like a beach home with EVERYTHING you need and more. SandDollar has a calming, relaxing, atmosphere with a beautiful kitchen, open floor plan, front porch and back screened porch, and the most unique landscaping I've ever seen. You never won't to leave. Beach is only a few minutes away as well as many restaurants and activities. My daughter was so impressed with SandDollar that she wanted to show all her teamates and their parents the house. Denise is incredible, making sure my family had what was needed for the week. Thank you Denise for making SandDollar, "one of a kind" and we will see you next year in beautiful Destin, Fl. My family vacation will always be at SandDollar.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the AWESOME review. So happy you enjoyed your stay @ "SandDollar!" See you next year! GO CRUSH!!!
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Destin for years and this was one of our best stays ever!! The Sandollar had anything we possibly could have needed. Loved how homey it was with all the little extras. Loved sitting on the porch with the family and grilling out in the evening. The Beach was a few minutes walk from the house. We had anything we needed within a few minutes drive. Denise was so friendly and just around the corner if we needed her. Can't wait to come back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay @ "SandDollar" and thanks for the kind review! Hope to see you again!
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Destin Commons
"Some of the Finest Stores and Dinning just moments away from the house. Be sure to stop at t..."
Pompano Joe's
Grand Boulevard
"Within walking distance for Great food!"
Whale's Tail At Seascape
The Fresh Market
Captain Dave's On The Gulf
AMC Destin Commons 14
790 On The Gulf
"Walk to see a "SUNSET" and have a drink!"
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Fat Clemenza's
Publix Super Market
"A block and a half to the grocery store"
Walmart Supercenter
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
"Fly into (VPS) and a short drive (Appx 20 mins)over the bridge and you are here on the most ..."
Dewey Destin Harborside
"Harbor Walk -Deep Sea Fishing-Boat Rentals & lots more Go stroll along the harbor and see ..."
Crab Trap
"Play volleyball in the sand, soak up the sun or enjoy a great meal at The Crab Trab. Plenty..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
"Got to GO SHOPPING!!!"
Harborwalk Village
"A MUST place to go!!!"
Bass Pro Shops
Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park
Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill
"Great For Kids. Feed the alligators and the food is good too!"
Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Highly Desired Crystal Beach Location
""This is what everyone comes to see!" The Emerald Coast @ Crystal Beach!! Only a 3 or 4 min..."

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : NW Florida Regional (VPS) at 18 Miles


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 15 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Feb 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Clean Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

This property does NOT rent to under 25 year of age.
NO street parking **Room for 3 cars in driveway
(2) small Pets allowed with Non-Refundable Fee
$100.00 for each Pet

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday in Season
Clean Fee & Taxes are added to rates quoted

NO boat, boat and trailer, trailer alone, house, mobile, or camper trailer, recreational type vehicle, or self propelled mobile home, commercial vehicle which contains lettering or advertising shall be parked for any period of time or stored at property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Oct 21, 2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1763 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Shared bath on 1st floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1-1st Floor - 1 king, 1st FLoor King Bedroom
  • Bedroom 2-1st Floor - 2 twin/ single, lst Floor Trundle Bedroom
  • Bedroom 3-2nd FLoor - 2 queen, 2nd Floor 2 Queen Beds
  • Other (See Description)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin with trundle Sleeps 8 in beds 10 Max.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday--Check IN 3:00pm CST- Check OUT 9:00am CST $500.00 Security Deposit Required. (2) small Pets allowed with non refundable fee. $100.00 for each Pet

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