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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake

People20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

Destination Paradise. THERE IS NO BETTER RENTAL LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY GATHERINGS. There are 8 bedrooms (SLEEPS 20) - OVER 80 FAVORABLE REVIEWS, directly across the street from the beach with spectacular UNOBSTRUCTED GULF AND LAKE VIEWS. You will enjoy one of the largest pool/deck in Destin, a HUGE 37' x 16' private pool/spa on the lake with over 1,200 ft. of sundeck, located directly on a spring fed lake, gated community, over 4,000 square feet home with 1,000 feet of balconies/porches on a 0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park. You are directly across and steps away from the sugar white sands and emerald waters of Destin’s finest beaches (and the Crab Trap restaurant).

The house contains 3 king beds (two masters with jetted tubs and private balconies), 4 queen beds, 1 bunk bed set, two twins (twin with trundle), and queen size sofa sleeper.

There are two of everything at this home to make your stay more enjoyable and less stressful - two over sized front loading washer/dryer sets, two dishwashers, two masters (each with jetted tub and private balcony), double oven, two 50-55' HDTVs in the two large family rooms. LOTS of parking (8 or more cars) on the 0.5 acre lot located adjacent to a green space/park with gazebo.

*8 bedrooms (two masters)

*Sleeps 20

*UNOBSTRUCTED and breathtaking gulf view

*Huge private pool/sun deck on the lake with several palm trees

*Directly across the street from the beach and Crab Trap restaurant

*Located directly on a spring fed lake

*0.5 acre lot with adjacent green space/park with gazebo

*Tons of parking - can easily accomodate 8 or more cars

*All flat screen TVs

'Destination Paradise”, is located in the prestigious Destiny neighborhood that offers a large community pool, tennis court, and basketball. The neighborhood is gated, offering additional privacy and security for you and your family. This home is located across from the Crab Trap restaurant.

NEW FOR 2016 - New paint, custom dining room table/chairs, gray-wash cypress ceiling added to the 2nd floor, all new 2nd floor family room furniture, and wainscoting added to the dining room and stairwell.

See the link provided to our personal website, which includes additional information including virtual tours and additional photos.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Owner
Nick & Tina Athens
Member since: 1999
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Nick & Tina Athens

We totally renovated, furnished, and operate this home. We are hands on owners. We keep our homes updated and are very attentive to detail, including a high cleanliness standard. Take a look at our guest comments - we take care of our guests!

Nick & Tina Athens purchased this house in 2008

Why Nick & Tina Athens chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

This is one of the most unique settings. Very few places in the world can you be on a spring fed lake while also on a saltwater body of water. This home offers great views of both. This lot is the largest of any rental home in Destin and is also next to a large green space.

What makes this house unique

Largest lot size of any rental home in Destin!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack n' play is available, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
COMPLETELY RENOVATED in July 2008: all new travertine flooring inside and out, granite tops, cabinets, furniture, paint, private pool, pool deck, lighting and plumbing fixtures, mattresses and bedding! Two washer/dryer sets, two refrigerators, two dishwashers, double oven. Wet bar with icemaker, frig and two blenders!

Reviews

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8BR - Unobstructed Gulf View Across to Beach, Huge Pool/Spa on Private Lake
average rating of 4.965909 based on 88 reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
5

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons to rent this home and only one not to and that reason is if the calendar is booked. I am a very picky renter and reviewed hundreds of homes before choosing this one. One never knows what they are going to get when renting, but this is the real deal. Every single word of the description is accurate. The property is extremely clean and the owner rocks. Nick was great to work with and the housekeeper, Nora was an added bonus. The personal involvement by the owner is added value to this rental. The home is spacious (we had 17 guests-11 adults; 6 children); the furnishings are beyond what is needed; I would rent this house even if I didn't need this much space. The pool area is fabulous and the lake views are as breath taking as the ocean views. The actual views are far better than the pictures demonstrate. Simply magnificent.The landscaping is beautiful and well manicured. The double washers/dryers and double dishwashers and double kitchen supplies (dishes, cookware, utensils, etc.) exceeded the need. The owners have done a wonderful job ensuring the home is furnished for large groups. This is rare in larger homes. The pool area was a fan favorite, moreso than the beach; the men were certain they were in heaven with the two 50" TV's. The smaller children loved the windows under the larger window panels around the house. They were entertained on the one rainy day, and declined to use the door to the deck-they thought the windows were little doors for them (have to rent the property to know what I mean). The location was perfect; close to everything one could possible want or need. Finally, thank you Nick for your personal involvement and to your wife for her vision of the furnishings. You demonstrated the difference between an involved owner and an absentee owner. I'll be back whether I need the 8 bedrooms or not.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great family reunion retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion here with all our kids and grand kids. Nothing better for us. Plenty of room and with the pool and beach across the street, we couldn't keep the kids out of the water. The Grand kids even fished in the spring fed lake and caught several. What fun. The facilities were top notch and comfortable. Thank you Nick and Tina for a wonderful summer vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huber Heights, Ohio
5

Pictures Don't Do It Justice!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I rented this beautiful home for our wedding week and it was just amazing. We had 4 other families with us and had enough space to not run into one another while staying there. Great location if you're a daily beach goer. We would start at the beach and end up at the pool which is much bigger than it seems in the picture. We frequented the Crab Trap since it was right there across the street. You literally can walk out the garage, cross the street and there are the steps to Crab Trap. And most important event that week happened right across the street as well and down from the Crab Trap.....OUR WEDDING! We had a wedding planner who made everything just perfect for our special day. Probably won't rent such a big house again to visit Destin but for what we were there for it was PERFECT! Highly recommend it and Nick & Tina are very helpful and kind.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house for a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 18 (9 adults, 9 teenagers) stay at this home this past week and it is everything and more than what was promised. The views are amazing and the walk to the beach is very short. The pool and home are very well maintained and the location is central to everything in the area. Can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Making Memories--- Family Vacation in Destin!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful beach home is ideal for beach lovers. The home is directly across the street from the Crab Trap and therefore easy access to the beach. Getting across the street is easy since the people there are so nice. My family throughly enjoyed our stay in this home. We felt very much at home. The unobstructed view of the beach was a bonus. We could not ask for anything better. Thank you so much for the opportunity of enjoying your beautiful beach home!!!😊😊😊

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Englewood, CO
4

Great house for our family reunion

  • 4 of 5

We found the house to be in great shape and functional for our family reunion of 15. An issue with the AC set up, whereby it shuts its self off when a door is left open for about 30 seconds. That needed to be better explained upon arrival by the house host. It did not become a major issue and the system does make sense for a house of this size, just needs to be explained to the guests upon their arrival. Location was great with access to the beach.

Stairway to the second floor could be an issue for older guests but was not an issue for our oldest guest of 72. . Our guests ranged in age from 12 to 72. All the bedrooms are roomy except for one of the bedrooms on the first floor. The number of bathrooms made it great for all of the family members. The views from the house are exceptional on all sides. There is an issue with non guests who cross through the property from the beach as their is no fence to stop them from crossing the property and on many occasions non guests crossed through the property on their way to other houses or to the beach. A fence along the ocean side of the property would prevent this access to the house property by non guests of the house.

The kitchen was well stocked for all of our meal preparations. Having two large refrigerators was of great help for food preparations. Having two large washer and dryers was also a huge plus for our group.

The swimming pool is in great shape and large enough to handle our group of 15. The pool was very well maintained.

Highly recommend this property to those wanting to be close to the beach and have a large group. Nick was very easy to work with and very attentive to our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chuck, for allowing us to host your family, and thanks for your additional comments shared via email. As to the AC systems automatically shutting off when exterior doors are left open, as you recall we have posted manufacturer's stickers at each exterior door explaining this, which is to protect our guests (present and future). As the warm, humid air enters the home through an open door, it collides with the interior conditioned air and forms condensation in the AC vents, which can become an ideal environment for mold growth. This system is designed to mitigate mold, which is rampant in coastal region homes. We have additionally installed a UV light system connected to the AC system in this home to further arrest any presence of mold. As our many five star reviews attest, we go above and beyond to take care of, and protect, our guests.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August 19 - September 2
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,957
for 7 nights
£3,957
 
 
Fall
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,388
for 7 nights
£4,388
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,577
for 4 nights
From
£517
£3,095
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,388
for 7 nights
£4,388
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 3 nights
From
£517
£3,095
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,388
for 7 nights
£4,388
 
 
Winter (exc. holidays)
1 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,233
for 4 nights
From
£431
£3,095
 
 
March 3-10
3 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,612
for 4 nights
From
£776
£3,957
 
 
March 10-24
10 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,992
for 7 nights
£4,992
 
 
March 24-31
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,638
for 7 nights
£5,638
 
 
March 31 - April 7
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,544
for 7 nights
£6,544
 
 
April 7 - May 5
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,957
for 7 nights
£3,957
 
 
May 5-19
5 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,604
for 7 nights
£4,604
 
 
May 19-26
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£6,113
for 7 nights
£6,113
 
 
May 26 - June 9
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,872
for 7 nights
£8,872
 
 
Summer 2018 (exc. 4th of July)
9 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£9,907
for 7 nights
£9,907
 
 
4th of July wk (excl tax/fees)
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£10,165
 
 
July 28-Aug 3
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,268
for 7 nights
£8,268
 
 
August 4-11
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,406
for 7 nights
£7,406
 
 
August 11-18
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,682
for 7 nights
£5,682
 
 
August 18 - September 1
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,250
for 7 nights
£5,250
 
 
Labor Day week
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,682
for 7 nights
£5,682
 
 
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,388
for 7 nights
£4,388
 
 
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,577
for 4 nights
From
£517
£3,095
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,819
for 7 nights
£4,819
 
 
Winter 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,577
for 4 nights
From
£517
£3,095
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,819
for 7 nights
£4,819
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£10,424
for 7 nights
£10,424
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £388.4
Damage Insurance £76.9
Damage Deposit £388.4

$500.00 damage/security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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