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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Luxury Beach House with VERY private pool

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 213 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Beach House W/Very Private Pool & Screened Porch

Destin is all about making memories with family and friends. Let us make sure that you have the perfect accommodations for making those memories.

A Frame of Mind Crystal Beach House is perfect for families or groups of 10 -12 who desire a very private pool and easy access to the beach. Featuring 3 Bedrooms, Loft, and 2 Baths. Come and stay with us in our Destin vacation beach home (over 2300 square feet) with wrap-around decks for sunbathing, a screened porch, and a very private pool! The white picket fence and stained glass window in the gable give our Destin home a “storybook look”. The master bedroom is huge and has 2 king size beds so you can spread out and a private bath. There is access to the private back yard and pool from the master. The upper level has two bedrooms with king size beds and a loft featuring built in bunks with trundle beds which sleep 4 guests.

Meet your family or guests on the middle level for open entertaining in two living areas, attractive dining room, or in the full kitchen with large island with bar stools. There you will wander out to the screened porch where you can enjoy the shady, serene, and natural backyard and catch more of Destin’s gulf breezes. There is a queen leather sleeper sofa on the second floor of A Frame of Mind beach house. The main floor opens to a wrap-around deck facing the front yard, and a screened-in porch that overlooks the backyard and the private pool. You can enjoy the breezes, watch the kids in the pool, eat on the porch or decks or cook on the gas or charcoal grills. Destin Beach Living at its best! The fenced backyard has another surprise – a PLAYHOUSE (200 sq. ft.), just for FUN or sleepovers! Plus...a VERY private swimming pool to cool off in!

More Details

Property Manager
Michael and Tracy D'Avella
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Michael and Tracy D'Avella

We came for a vacation and fell in love with Destin. We began doing vacation rentals in 2007. It gives us great joy to rent to our vacationing guests and hear about what a wonderful time they had in Destin. Most of our guests come back year after year. We feel like they are family. We are always available for our guests and take great pride in giving each of them excellent customer service. Making wonderful family memories in Destin is what it is all about. We have so many with our own children.

Michael and Tracy D'Avella purchased this house in 2015

Why Michael and Tracy D'Avella chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We fell in love with 'A Frame of Mind' Crystal Beach House the moment we walked in the front door. This is not your standard cookie cutter beach house. It is truly unique and has a true beach house feel. The A frame roof gives it a storybook look and the high ceilings in the top floor bedrooms are very special. The bunk room is absolutely adorable and children just love it. The main floor with the kitchen, dining room and two living rooms is a great gathering place for the whole family. Then we went to the back yard...What a private pool. It is AMAZING! To have such privacy in Destin is very rare. We love it and are certain you will too.

What makes this house unique

There are so many things that make 'A Frame of Mind' Crystal Beach House unique. There are private balconies for each bedroom. The master bedroom leads right out to the very private pool and tropical landscape. There are wrap around porches off of the living rooms. There is a screened porch right off the dining room with a great view of the pool. Next to the pool there is a pool/play house that children just love. It is loaded with games and has a futon so they can have a 'sleepover' if they like. There is a beach wagon, toys, floats, and boogie boards for our guests to use and they all love that. The pool is the most unique thing about this home because it is so private, a true rarity in Destin.

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Huge shower with two shower heads. Good clean fun!
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , pretty beadboard bath with tub/shower combo and large vanity
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , for rinsing off after the beach or going in the private pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guest Room 1 - 1 king , King bed, closet, privare balcony, TV, DVD, dresser
    Guest Room 2 - 1 king , king bed, TV, DVD, private balcony, 2 dressers, closet,
    Master Bedroom - 2 king , Plenty of room to spread out. HUGE master with two king beds
    Loft - 4 twin/ single , 4 extra long twins, TV, DVD, closet, private balcony
    Bunkhouse - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pool/play house with games, futon, table, and chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide our guests with a great beach wagon for taking your gear to the beach. We also have beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, toys, and floats for our guests to use. There are 2 coolers as well.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

5

It was perfect for my family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the location to the beach and the pool. The house was spacious and very comfortable. Wanted to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for being our guests and for the excellent five star review. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful vacation and loved the house and it's location. It is a very spacious house and the pool is wonderful. We hope that you will be back often.
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5

Beautiful weather--great memories!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Destin. The house was clean and had all the necessities. The walk to the beach wasn't too bad--i felt like I got some exercise while on vacation. There were sheriff everywhere because it was spring break. They even stopped and questioned the adults as to why we were there, which felt less than welcoming.

The owners were very quick to help answer any questions we had about the house is pool. I wish there were a half bath on the floor that the kitchen was located on. With 12 girls in our group, bathrooms were hard to find! I would definitely recommend A Frame of Mind to anyone looking to stay off the beach in a quiet area.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the FIVE star review. We appreciate all the wonderful compliments and are so glad that you and the kids had such a wonderful time. We also love the location just one block from the beach and walking distance to several restaurants and shops. We look forward to you being our guests again soon.
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5

Perfect location, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at this location. It's a great house with lots of great areas to gather in groups for cards, dinner, etc or little places to go for quiet time. The pool is a huge plus, the kids enjoyed that a lot. Also the game room in the back yard is a huge hit. We love all the patio areas, the kitchen is well stocked with most things to cook a big meal and two grills was perfect for our last meal. The location is a short distance from the public access to the beach which allowed us to easily walk down several times a day. The house itself is in a good location for shopping..west is the boardwalk and east is SanDestin and Baytowne Wharfe. We've already talked about when we can come back! 💗

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for being our guests and for the absolutely wonderful five star review. We feel the same way about all the nice areas of the home to use. We just had the huge pool resurfaced and it is so smooth and pretty with the added blue quarts that glistens in the sun. Crystal Beach is the best location in Destin with everything so close. We love the beach, shopping, and dining in this area best. Can't wait for you to be back. Thank you again.
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4

The house is in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a great location and had everything we needed. It was a little chilly so we had the heater on the pool and it worked great. The family had a great vacation and will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly wish we could control the weather. We are so glad that you loved the house and that it had everything you needed. We are also happy that you loved the location and the heated pool that worked great. It is wonderful that your family had a great vacation and will be coming back.
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5

Perfect, in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely beach house. It met all of our expectations and is well represented in it's listing. We came to Destin primarily to visit with family who live nearby. We had everything we needed to cook a lovely celebration dinner for 12 people. We appreciated all the space we had to spread out. The kiddos enjoyed the pool, the teenagers enjoyed a good long walk on the beach and the adults had a wonderful time just visiting. The owners were amazing. We had the potential of coping with serious weather from a tropical storm. They stay in touch and kept us informed, answering our questions before they were asked. A special place.......very special people. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate the wonderful compliments and the excellent review. Mostly we appreciate our guests and thank you for staying at A Frame of Mind. We are very pro-active with all of our guests to make sure that they have everything they need for a wonderful vacation. We are so glad you made special new memories with your family's celebration. We do take the threat of storms very seriously and are grateful this one missed Destin. Again, thank you.
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Rome, GA
5

Destin 2016

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our family vacation at this property. No false advertising, it is exactly as shown. You have everything you need, from beach chairs, towels, what helped us the most was the large wagon that was provided, it held coolers, our sun canopy ect. We took a set of 15 month old twins, the steps were a little challenging, but that would be anywhere. The back yard is beautiful. The pool is very private. The owners were great to help us out with a few minor problems. The walk to beach is not far, we chose the pampano entrance, it has the least amount of steps.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for being our guests and for the excellent five star review. We are thrilled that you and your family had such a wonderful experience and that you love the beach house. We work hard to make certain that the home has everything our guests could need to have the perfect Destin family vacation. The very private pool and lush tropical back yard are a favorite of all of our guests and we love it too. Thank you for all of the nice compliments. We look forward to you and your family returning often.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
 
 
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,845
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,845
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,695
 
 
Late Fall/Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 
 
Spring
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,845
 
 
Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,845
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,995
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 
 
Late Fall/Winter
Oct 27 2018 - Mar 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$229
$1,595
$6,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please contact owner at 770-529-3290 or 770-715-8829. We like to speak with all our guests to be sure that our home is right for the best vacation experience. Our rates are subject to change until reservation is made. Holiday weeks are $200 more. Pool heat is additional. Security deposits are $150 and Damage Insurance is $59.00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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