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'Wish Upon a Starfish' - Great Location - 1/2 Block to Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Wish upon a Starfish is decorated beautifully and is oh so comfortable. The large open living/dining/kitchen area is a great place for everyone to gather and relax. The teak floors make the home feel so cozy and warm.

With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths there's plenty of room to stretch out. Balconys outside the main living area and master bedroom provide a nice area to feel those cool ocean breezes while enjoying everyone's company. The beautiful pool just down the street provides a nice oasis if you desire a break from the beach.

A large deck with ample seating and 4 burner gas grill provide a nice place to have a cool evening bar-b-que and recall the days activities.

Keywords: Beach House; Destin Beach house; Vacation Beach House; Crystal Beach

More Details

Kenneth Trocquet
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Kenneth Trocquet

We love the beach and mountains, but this area always keeps us coming back. We have children and grandchildren who we love sharing our home with.

Kenneth Trocquet purchased this house in 2010

Why Kenneth Trocquet chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We have been coming to the Crystal Beach Area for many years and dreamed of owning a home here. In the Summmer of 2010 we found this home in the lovely Crystal Shores neighborhood and fell in love with it. The area is so quaint and quiet, yet so close to the beach.

What makes this house unique

We love how close we are to everything - beach, shopping, restaurants, golf.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wish Upon a Star was one of the best rental homes our multi-family group has had in the 20+ years we have been renting in the Destin, Florida area! The home was spacious, clean, well ac'd, and had tremendous WiFi and media (HD Tv's, DVD players). The room arrangements and amenities (grill, nearby pool, beach location within 200 yards) were wonderful. The rooftop porch and crow's nest (with chairs) were perfect for morning or evening conversation/reading time. Southern Vacation Rental staff kept in touch and helped us when we had a question.
Jul 2013
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4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

'Wish Upon a Starfish' - Great Location - 1/2 Block to Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our large family. We had 2 grandparents, three adult children with spouses and 5 grandchildren. There was plenty of space for everyone. The garage apartment was perfect for one couple who had very young children. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking. Appliances were new and easy to use. Loved having the outdoor shower so we didn't track in a lot of sand. Large driveway accommodated 5 cars.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wish upon a starfish

  • 5 of 5

Great accomdation only a few exceptions

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Friendly

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 9 adults with one small child. There was room for everyone and space that we could have our own space. The location was perfect so convenient to everything. Loved the access to the beach, pool, the cafe, Dewey Destin's, The Back Porch, the shopping.

We also were very happy to watch the Blue Angels practice during our visit the the Navy Aviation museum. Would definitely choose this home again if going with a large group.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Friendly Vacation Home?

  • 2 of 5

We are a family of nine adults and four small children. We loved the great layout of this beach house. We were worried about not being right on the beach as we always rent condos on the beach front in Destin. We couldn't find one big enough to accommodate our growing family. The walk to the beach is not bad all. It was very easy for our two three year old grandchildren to walk there and back a few times a day. Kitchen is well stocked for all of your cooking needs. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to visit beach. Thanks for the memories.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are located in the very desirable, low density, Cyrstal Beach area. It is blocks to every restaurant imaginable. In fact two very popular ones (Camille's and 790 on the Gulf) are only a very short walk away.

The premier shopping center (Destin Commons) is 3 blocks away and a wide variety of grocery stores - Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Publix, Wal-Mart) are as well


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Reservation Fee £56 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £248 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Renters must be at least 25 years old. If we discover otherwise, guests will be asked to leave and forfeit all rents.

30% Deposit to hold the reservation and balance due 30 days prior to arrival; Deposit is fully refundable if reservation is cancelled at least 60 days prior to reservation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Shores in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs En-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master bath with extra large shower & Jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Upstairs Guest bath with soaking tub
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Carriage House bathroom
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the downstairs bedroom in the Main house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is the Master BR on the 2nd floor of the Main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the Guest BR on the 2nd Floor of the Main house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This is the Guest BR with a double below a single bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the Guest BR in the Carriage House
  • King size beds (1) Plush pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (3), Sleeper Sofa (1) The Carriage house has a queen size sofa/sleeper., Bunk Beds (1) The kids room features a bunk bed with double mattress on the bottom and twin above.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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