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Location! Location! Location! Beach House W/very Private Pool & Screened Porch


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Updated: Sep 27, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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21 Reviews

based on 21 traveler reviews


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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  • 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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Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in your Destin home. Thank you so much. It had everything we needed. We absolutely loved the private pool. We would definitely book this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you so much for the wonderful five star review and especially for being our guests. Our family loves the very private pool as well. We do try to make certain that everything you might need is there for our guests so that they can have the perfect relaxing vacation. We look forward to having you stay again. Most of our guests do return year after year.
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Very nice and private!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at A Frame of Mind over the 4th of July and had an amazing time. Destin is beautiful and we were spending time with family that we have not seen in awhile so I wanted to make sure we picked the right place for all of us to be able to unwind, spend time together, cook some great meals, and keep the kids occupied at the same time! Let me just say that we picked the perfect spot with this house! It had everything that we need and then some! Every cooking utensil that you could think of they had! The house is very roomy so you did not feel on top of each other and there was even plenty for the kids to do such as games in the pool house, karaoke machine, and a Nintendo! But the pool was a big hit! Perfect for them to play and have a great time. The house is very private with a privacy fence and on one side of the house there is an empty wooded lot so you don't have to worry about other houses being right on top of you! They provide everything for the beach you would need such as rafts, stuff to play in the sand with, beach chairs, and even a wagon to drag it all to the beach with. The walk to the beach took about five minutes so not to bad! The owners were great to work with and answered any questions that we had in planning our trip! Would definitely recommend this house and will book again for next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

I loved frame of mind beach house. The owners have literally thought of everything you could possible need. I loved the space especially for two families. We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful FIVE star review and the nice compliments. We are thrilled that you loved the beach house and that you will be back again. We truly appreciate wonderful guests like you and your families. The home is well stocked with everything the chef in the family needs for cooking or grilling. There are tons of beach and pool toys as well as beach chairs, coolers, and a beach wagon. For the baby in the family there are high chairs, baby gates, and even a pack-n-play. We do try to think of everything so that you can have a wonderful vacation making family memories. Thank you for being our guests.
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Accommodations and Location at its best!

  • 5 of 5

My overall experience staying at A Frame in Mind was hands down 5 Stars! Everything was so close. There was the beach within walking distance. It was a great way to burn off a little extra calories every night from the vacation food we ate :) The stores and restaurants are right around the corner for us to stop by. Tracy and Mike were great with answering any questions or concerns we had. The house had pretty much everything we could ask for. There was more than enough pool and beach toys and the kitchen had almost everything we needed. We do come from an ethnic back round so it would've been even better to see a rice cooker and maybe some chopsticks but it was expected from my family not to see this. That's why I still give it 5 stars. We made do with what we had. Everything else was available to us, wish was more than accommodating.

The next time I am in Destin, I will definitely come back and use any of Mike and Tracy's homes!!! Wonderful vacation with a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and for the excellent FIVE star review. We really appreciate all the wonderful compliments. The location is awesome as you say, since you can walk to the beach in about five minutes as well as many restaurants and shops yet, while at the house it is so private and peaceful. The neighborhood of Crystal Beach is well known to be the nicest area of Destin. Providing each of our guests with superb customer service is our main priority. Along with that we make certain to provide everything we can think of that our guests may need to make their vacation complete such as plenty of beach and pool toys and a well stocked kitchen. We will add a rice cooker and some chopsticks to the kitchen as you suggested. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful vacation with your family at A Frame of Mind and were able to make some great memories here. Thank you again. We look forward to your return.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : 790 On The Gulf Nearest Beach : 1 block to the famouse sugar sands Car: recommended

Located in the most desirable area of Destin known as Crystal Beach. The location can't be beat!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $225
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.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


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


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2300 sq. ft.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 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.

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