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May 26-June 16 Open! Gorgeous 6 Bed, Private Courtyard w/Pool, Guest House,Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious House + Carriage House, Private Pool, Bikes, Wagon, Beach Gear Provided

Crystal Beach Home For Rent - Luxury Rental in Destin Florida

May 26 - June 16 OPEN!

'Sand Dollar' has an elegant coastal design with Pottery Barn & Designer furnishings throughout. Beautiful Brazilian cherry floors in the main living area and kitchen add warmth and sophistication to this design. This home has Recently been updated and is meticulously maintained- Please read my reviews from previous guests.

The unique set up of this home offers not only an open floor plan on the 1st level, but also extra large bedroom suites which make traveling with a group enjoyable! Picture yourself gathering in the great room while cooking, watching TV or reading a book, then retreating to your own suite for some privacy.

The kitchen is over-sized and one of the largest in the area (30' wide). There is plenty of room for several cooks and is fully stocked with small appliances and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. The dining table seats 10-12 guests is open to the kitchen and living areas.

Bedroom 1: 1st Floor - Features 2 Queen beds, large TV, separate sitting area and overlooks the pool area. (Full size cot in closet)

Bedroom 2: 2nd Floor - Master with king canopy bed, sitting area with Pottery Barn queen sleeper sofa, TV, writing desk and large private balcony complete with rocking chairs. The spa like master bathroom includes a walk in glass shower, Jacuzzi tub and double vanity with teak accessories.

Bedroom 3: 2nd Floor - Master suite # 2 also features a king bed, sitting area with Pottery Barn queen sleeper sofa, built in writing desk, large TV and overlooks the pool area. (+Full size cot in closet)

Bedroom 4: 2nd Floor - Twin Bunk bed, TV, Games

** This bedroom is being changed to a Full on bottom/ Twin on Top bunk bed in November 2017 **

The guest cottage provides a romantic retreat with two rooms accessed separately through french doors, a full bathroom, walk in closet and kitchenette complete with mini refrigerator, microwave, sink, toaster and Keurig coffee maker.

Bedroom 5: *King Bed (Pictures show a Queen bed/ New Photos coming November 2017)

+ larger flat screen TV than photo currently shows & a desk area

Bedroom 6: Daybed with pull out trundle (2 Twin mattresses)

TV & Kitchenette.

The lushly landscaped backyard offers a serene area to relax by the pool. A built in Hammock, Rainfall outdoor shower, reclining lounge chairs, 2 dining tables & a gas grill for outdoor cookouts. Bikes, Pool floats, toys and beach gear are included for your enjoyment.

The private, heated, Grecian style pool ranges from 3-5' deep and is surrounded by Pavers (with built in lighting) giving you plenty of room to relax in the sun and an elegant evening ambiance.


Ping Pong Table

Bean Bag Toss

TV/ DVD in each bedroom & Living area

Netflix, Enhanced cable channels with HBO & High definition TV's

High Speed Wireless internet in Main house & cottage

2 full size cots

Pack N Play


High Chair & Booster seat

Pool Towels

Pool Float/ Beach Toys

Hairdryers in each bathroom

4 Adult beach cruiser bikes

Tommy Bahama Beach Cart

2 Tommy Bahama beach umbrellas


Rolling Cooler

Reclining beach chairs

Reclining pool lounge chairs

Gas Grill

Movies & Games

Cuisinart small appliances (blender, toaster, chopper)

Cuisinart Coffee pot & Keurig Coffee Maker (Main house & Cottage)

Stocked kitchen with pots, pans, bake ware, iced tea maker, crock pot, ice cream maker, griddle, grilling utensils, Dishes, silverware, and more.

Crystal Beach is a Lower Density area with two public beach accesses just a short walk away. One access includes a covered pavilion and restrooms (the only one in the area!). Take a short stroll down the beach to the Crab trap Restaurant for a cold drink & appetizers at the beach bar. Camille's restaurant is just around the corner and is a great place to get your morning coffee or evening dinner with sushi and fresh seafood. A New 5 star spa at The Henderson, a Salamander Beach Resort and spa & Fine dining overlooking Henderson state park at Beachwalk restaurant are both only a few blocks away. Walking distance to a large playground, ice cream shops and bookstore.

Whether you're looking to reconnect with family & friends, relax poolside, or take a bike ride on the quiet streets, this house has all the amenities to provide a memorable week at the beach.

Sorry, Absolutely NO SMOKING (due to allergies)

Will consider 1-2 small dogs (under 50 lb) with prior approval and non-refundable pet fee.

Destin Vacation Rental, Crystal Beach Vacation Home, Crystal Beach Rental

More Details

Katie Atwater
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Katie Atwater

As an owner in Crystal beach since 2004, I personally manage 'Sand Dollar' in order to provide customized service to my guests. I own a Real Estate company specializing in luxury residences, second homes & investment properties. Living nearby enables me to be available to my guests and to keep this home meticulously maintained.

Katie Atwater purchased this house in 2004

Why Katie Atwater chose Crystal Beach

I fell in love with the charming streets lined with white picket fences. The height restriction on beachfront properties makes the beach area less crowded. Easy walk to the beach, Restaurants, playground, book store, coffee shop, and ice cream shops. Bike & walking path runs along scenic 98/ the beach for about 5 miles.

What makes this house unique

The fenced backyard offers lush landscaping and is perfect for taking an afternoon nap on the built in Hammock or grilling dinner by the pool. The private pool is one of the larger pools in the area ranging from 3-5 feet deep and can be heated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had one of the greatest times of our lives here at the Sand Dollar! The house is absolutely gorgeous! We were out by the pool so much. It was always warm and so perfect for everyone of all ages. The beach was also a blast. We also went to the outlet malls and to the go-karts. The shower outside was very helpful after we came back from the beach. The kitchen is so great and so big! We loved all the decorating.
Jun 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No large wedding/ reunion gatherings
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest Suite
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2nd Master
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest suite
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 2nd floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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May 26-June 16 Open! Gorgeous 6 Bed, Private Courtyard w/Pool, Guest House,Beach
average rating of 4.970297 based on 113 reviews
Franklin, WI

Wonderful home to stay in as a family or with multiple families.

  • 5 of 5

Katie was wonderful to work with and our stay was fabulous! The home comes with everything you need to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Katie was wonderful to work with. Her place was beautiful, comfortable and super clean! The pool was a great size and it was warmed up to a perfect temperature. We had eight adults and three toddlers… Everyone had an excellent time!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury just steps from the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

Our 2-month stay at Sand Dollar was simply wonderful! We have been coming to Destin for past 5 years, and while other rentals were nice, this home is the best! The pictures are accurate... lots of space and luxury. Katie is the perfect owner, friendly and responding to any questions immediately. All the furniture and beds are comfortable. The kitchen is huge and lacks nothing. The pool, yard, and guest cottage were bonuses. All our visitors were "wow-ed" by Sand Dollar. We love the Crystal Shores area of Destin for it quiet streets, closeness to the Gulf, and quick access to stores, restaurants, and fun! We enjoy O'Quigley's sports bar, Deweys, Boschamps, Harry T's, The Bay, Crab Trap, Camille's for morning coffee, and many others. We hope this will be our winter getaway home for years to come. We recommend this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time in a beautiful house.

Katie was always helpful with any questions we had. If you feel "energy"....you will love the feel of this home. It home was warm and inviting.

We will definitely be back:)

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect house in a perfect location. Thank you Katie!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Birthday Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The property was awesome, clean and comfortable. My family and I really enjoyed our vacation and the proximity to the beach and other attractions were great! Also Katie was great to work with, she always responded to emails and texts in a timely manner. I've already recommend this property to friends and we will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk to Ice cream shop, Restaurants, Sports bar, Book store, Playground, Henderson State park. Bike path (5 miles long) around the corner.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £251.09
Additional Guest Fee £35.87
Pet Fee £143.48
Damage Insurance £42.33
Damage Deposit £358.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.