5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
**** No college spring breakers allowed, sorry! ****
Main Attractions of house: Location, Location...Right across from the beach! Spectacular views of the ocean from the kitchen, living room, and ALL main house bedrooms. This beach getaway compound includes the Main House, PLUS separate apartment (living area, big screen tv, private bedroom and bathroom, dining, kitchenette) that overlooks the private pool. Enjoy all the outdoor living space ~ Gigantic wrap around front porch, pool porch and deck with reclining tanning chairs and outdoor dining. Porches and pool area light up at night, making it idea for evening fun! 2nd and 3rd floor balconies with lots of seating to enjoy sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. Sonos wireless music system throughout the property really adds to your relaxation. Plantation house is located in the beautiful Crystal Shores community of Crystal Beach. White picket fences and immaculate landscaping line each home. One of the most desired neighborhoods because of its walking proximity to restaurants, shopping, and DIRECTLY across from the street from the beach.
Toys included for your use: New bicycles, rolling beach cart, reclining beach chairs. 2 New 8ft beach umbrellas. Pool and beach toys, basketball Hoop, basketballs.
Also gigantic driveway big enough for 5 vehicles.
NEW!!! Coming Spring 2013!!! Rec room, with pool table, foozball table, and TV - great for teen/kids hangout!
~Downstairs Master - King
~Upstairs Bedroom - King
~Upstairs Bunkroom - Set of Bunks (4 beds total)
~3rd Floor Huge Suite- King.
~Carriage House-Bedroom=King. Plus Rull sofa bed.
**(House comfortably sleeps 8 adults and 5 kids. Or maximum up to 10 adults without any kids)
##### Newly Upgraded!!! ###########
All Furniture, All Fixtures, All Lighting, All Appliances
~Free Wi-Fi internet
~AMAZING wireless music system throughout house
~New dishwasher & refrigerator, quiet efficiency
~New Hardwood Floors and stairs
~New 400-thread count designer bedding in every bedroom
~New patio furniture
~Flat screen TVs in all main house bedrooms, also in kitchen.
~X-large private Outdoor Shower
Parking: 5 cars driveway.
The ladies will enjoy the convenience of shopping at the Destin Commons outdoor mall while the guys enjoy Bass Pro Shop. Located only 3 blocks from the house. Publix is a few blocks away and has anything you might want, to stock the pantry. Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse, Chili's, and Marble Slab Creamery are within walking distance.
For a great family experience, there is Big Khauna's Water Park.
Close by there are several arcades, Go kart tracks, bumper boats and mini-golf. If you are adventurous, there are also thrill rides. All are within a few minutes drive.
Rent a jet-ski, boat or kayaks for the day from any of the close by marinas.
We enjoy sharing our house with you and hope you create lasting vacation memories. Hope to hear from you soon!!!
**No school Spring Breakers. Must be 25yrs to rent.
**No party events, receptions, weddings, etc. will be held at the home.
Fun couples week
About the Owner
We've both grownup on along the beach. West Coast for me and North East Coast for my husband, but nothing compares to the world famous sugar white sand beaches and emerald waters of Destin. Friends introduced our family to Destin in 2005 and we fell in love, hoping to one day own a beach house that we could share with family, old friends, and new friends. From our family to yours, we sincerely hope you enjoy your stay and make lasting memories to cherish.
Kimbie purchased this house in 2012
Why Kimbie chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Crystal Shores at Crystal Beach is a pristine neighborhood with a sense of quiet community. You'll see neighbors riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and waving hello from behind their white picket fences. The house is at the front of the neighborhood, directly across from the beach and 2-3 blocks from all the action of shops, gaming, and restaurants.
(45 traveler reviews)
Fun couples week
We just got back from a great week at the Plantation House. There were 3 couples and all our first time to Destin. There was plenty of room to spread out and the house had everything we needed. The house is beautifully decorated. It is a short walk to the beach and it has pretty gulf view from the upper floors. We enjoyed the sound system throughout the house. Most of our days started with a bike ride, then at the beach and back to the house at the pool. The sunsets were incredible. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. Camille's is great for coffee in the morning, as well as, lunch to bring to the beach. They also have a happy hour the last Thursday of each month with live music and a food and wine pairing. We had a few lunches and dinners at 790 on the Gulf. Our favorite was a sunset dinner at the Beach Walk Cafe. Since we had a later flight on the day of check out we took a ride to Seaside, about 30 minutes away. This is a pretty town with nice shops and restaurants. Definitely worth the ride if you have the time. The Destin harbor has a number of restaurants about 5 miles away. We were able to use Uber for evening trips that required driving. Kimbie and Kevin, the owners were wonderful to deal with and we look forward to returning to Plantation House.
Nice First time in Destin
We enjoyed our first trip to Destin and stay at the Plantation House. The house has many positives and some negatives. First the positives:
1. Proximity to a public beach access that has a decent amount of beach space that is not marked "private" by other multi-unit properties.
2. One of the larger private pools in the area (although not huge).
3. Good bed configuration for couples-4 king size bedrooms.
4.Guest house and game room were nice additions.
5.Close to many restaurants and shopping.
6. Responsive property manager. When we arrived freezer was missing a handle and was not keeping anything cold. They were there in 90 minutes to fix.
Now the not so positive:
1.House wasn't very clean. I know it was end of the busy season but should have been cleaner. Floors, chairs, some liter outside,etc
2. Some of the sheets were dirty and none of the mattress pads or sheets fit the king beds. Would have to remake it during the night because they would pull off. Elastic too worn to hold.
3. Decking is old and loose in some places. Only the front has been painted in recent times.
4. Only 2 of the 4 bikes were in working order and no tools to try and fix.
5. Overall, could use some refreshing. Pressure wash outside porches, Paint touch up, new lights (all dim), rugs, etc.
Overall, this property has more positives than negatives.
Great layout and location, needs TLC
There were some wonderful things about Plantation House. The proximity to the beach and the pool was the favorite of the little boys. I loved the colors, décor and the claw foot tub. Our children and their spouses liked the accommodations. They were able to spread out and have enough private, quiet space. The ice chest in the kitchen was wonderful as was the big table where we could all eat together. Our son especially loved the Sonos.
There are many previous rave reviews. However, our experience was dampened a bit by maintenance issues, cleanliness and attention to detail. I did contact the property manager a number of times. She was responsive but it seemed that she wasn't really truly interested in solving the problem. To be fair, I didn't contact the owner during our stay. I did contact her afterwards and didn't get a reply regarding the difficulties we encountered. With a little work, the property can be as it is described by the many 5 star reviews you see.
We were told that we followed a particularly messy family. Perhaps that is the root of some of the problems, but certainly not all of them. The previous family did not take out the trash until they left. The bins were completely full of un-bagged trash. We were told to bag our trash and put it by the garage for daily pick up. It was picked up once in the 4 days we had to wait for garbage day to empty the bins. We had to clean up the trash that escaped the bins and the bags that animals tore open.
The kitchen was a disaster. It appeared surface cleaned but the cabinets were a mess. We had to clean them up just to find cookware to use. Pots, bowls, plastic shopping bags, lids, utensils were thrown (that is the right word) in every cabinet and drawer. We simply couldn't operate in the kitchen without cleaning it and putting dishes in labeled locations. Oil was spilled in the bottom of one cabinet and it had been there for some time. Food was under the sofas. Sheets did not fit the beds - any of them. The sheets come off the corners of the bed just by sitting on the mattress. The upstairs bathrooms were not thoroughly cleaned as evidenced by hair on the shower walls and dirty towels on the linen closet floor. Floors were marginally cleaned and not cleaned at all under the beds. The refrigerator had broken and missing parts and two dining chairs were broken.
I have rented vacation homes in Destin 4 times. With some attention, this house can be great again
The stay in Destin was very enjoyable for the entire family!
We had family members come from Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina. We could have went to closer beaches, but we wanted to experience the Florida Panhandle. The white sand beaches and the warm gulf climate along with a house that would allow for entertaining our whole family was a must. A walk to the beach, bicycling, a pool, a music system, along with a game room was the ideal combination for a great week away that made for a very memorable vacation. Great decision on our part to book this trip and selecting this ideal house.....no regrets!
We stayed at the plantation house with 12 family members. The house was a great fit. We enjoyed the pool and the wrap around porch. Spent most of our time hanging outside. The kitchen was so spacious that many hands could help with meals. The beach is a very short walk from the house and beautiful. Just don't forget the beach umbrellas! We also really enjoyed daily bike rides exploring. Thanks Kimbie!!
Enjoyable Family Vacation
This was my first experience with renting Plantation House through VRBO and I was very happy with my experience. We've rented this property, over the years, 8 of the 9 weeks that we've vacationed in Destin. During those trips, it was managed by others. This fact alone indicates how much my family enjoys this house especially with all the new & improved upgrades. Our standout favorites are the pool, the wrap-around porch & the beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean. The technology upgrades are a huge plus, also. There's no doubt that we will continue to rent this property, if available, when vacationing in Destin.
From the Owner
“Crystal Shores at Crystal Beach is a pristine neighborhood with a sense of quiet community. You'll see neighbors riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and waving hello from behind their white picket fences. The house is at the front of the neighborhood, directly across from the beach and 2-3 blocks from all the action of shops, gaming, and restaurants.”
Activity and Interests
Crystal Shores at Crystal Beach is a pristine neighborhood with a sense of quiet beachside community. You'll see neighbors riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and waving hello from behind their white picket fences. Crystal Beach is one of the most desirable areas due to the close proximity to the beach and activites/shops. Just one block from the beach! Within walking distance there is all the action of shops, gaming, and restaurants. A few blocks from the renowned Henderson Park Inn which sits on a National Preserve, great place for a cocktail or dinner. A huge outdoor mall, the Destin Commons, is just a three block bike ride. Familiar restaurants and big retail stores are within a two block walk. Crystal Beach is one of the Northwest Florida's most sought after vacation communities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Cleaning Fee||$400 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Down Payment due at booking: $1000 (nonrefundable).
~2 payment options by VRBO/HomeAway. 1) e-check, Free. 2) Credit Card, 2.5% fee deducted from security deposit at end of stay.
1st Pay due 60 days prior to arrival.
2nd Pay due 30 days prior to arrival.
Damage Deposit: $400, fully refundable 72hrs after departure.
Rental age minimum=25yrs.
No School Spring Breakers.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Game Room ...
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
- Water View
- health/beauty spa
- water parks
- miniature golf
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- 3105 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 5 - toilet
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
- Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Upstairs
- Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single, Upstairs Bunk beds
- Master Bedroom - 1 king, Downstairs
- Huge Suite Bedroom - 1 king, 3rd Floor Suite w/Kitchenette (mini-frig, coffee pot, sink)
- Carriage house Bedroom - 1 king, Private Bedroom
- Living room Carriage house - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa bed (full/queen size)
- Sleeping: ~Downstairs Master - King ~Upstairs Bedroom - King ~Upstairs Bunkroom - 2 Set of Bunks (4 beds total) ~3rd Floor Huge Suite- King. with Kitchenette ~Carriage House-Bedroom=King, Living=Full/Queen sofa bed. ##### Newly Upgraded!!! ########### All Furniture, All Fixtures, All Lighting, All Appliances ~Free Wi-Fi internet ~New dishwasher & refrigerator, quiet efficiency ~New Hardwood Floors and stairs ~New 400-thread count designer bedding in every bedroom ~New patio furniture
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Guests provide their own meals
- Main Attractions of house: Location, Location...Spectacular view of the ocean from kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. Also, all the outdoor living space ~ Wrap around front porch, pool deck with reclining tanning chairs. 2nd and 3rd floor balconies/sundecks with lots of seating to enjoy sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. Right across from the beach! Plantation house is located in the beautiful Crystal Shores community of Crystal Beach. White picket fences and immaculate landscaping line each home. One of the most desired neighborhoods because of it's walking proximity to restaurants, shopping, and one block from the beach. Toys included for your use: New Rolling beach cart, reclining beach chairs. 2 New 8ft beach umbrellas. Also gigantic driveway accomodates 5 vehicles.