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SAND DOLLAR, 6 Bed Modern Coastal Design, Private Pool/Courtyard &Carriage House

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House + Carriage house, Private Pool, 6 Bedrooms 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Crystal Beach Home For Rent - Luxury Rental in Destin Florida

'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 in 2016 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 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 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

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: Queen sleigh bed with flat screen TV & dresser.

** NEW IN 2017: King Bed will replace the Queen bed for Rentals beginning in 2017.

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

TV & Kitchenette.

The backyard offers a built in Hammock, Rainfall outdoor shower, reclining lounge chairs, 2 dining tables that seat 8 & 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 a serene evening ambiance.


Ping Pong Table

TV/ DVD in each bedroom & Living area

Netflix, Enhanced cable channels & 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

4 Reclining beach chairs

Anti-gravity reclining 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 is just around the corner and is a great place to get your morning coffee or evening dinner with sushi and fresh seafood.

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 30lb) 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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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 playground, book store, coffee shop, Restaurants and ice cream shops.

What makes this house unique

The fenced backyard 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveller reviews)

SAND DOLLAR, 6 Bed Modern Coastal Design, Private Pool/Courtyard &Carriage House
average rating of 4.976744 based on 98 reviews

All I can say is WOW!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! This house was perfect for my family. It was a few doors away from the beach/ocean and had coolers, carts, umbrellas, anything you needed to enjoy the beach. There were plenty of dishes for a big crowd, all kinds of appliances in the kitchen, a big table to seat all of your guests, a pool, the list goes on and on. The rooms were very spacious as well, I was shocked at the size!

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone I know. We had guests over, and everyone raved about it. I will be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

FTOG Family of the Groom. We highly recommend this property, it was like being home away from home. Fully supplied, comfortable, clean, convenient location to main highway, quiet neighborhood, close to beach. After a long day of travel a beautiful gift basket of snacks and drinks was sooooo much appreciated. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AH-MAZ-ING Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have a rather large family which makes it difficult to find a home that doesn't offer more bunk beds than traditional beds to sleep in. Sand Dollar was the PERFECT home for us because it offered traditional sleeping along with a pool house for additional guests. The home comes completely stocked with all of the kitchen and entertaining equipment you need, not to mention all of the games, pool toys and beach equipment. Our family of 11 enjoyed the week in this beautiful, upscale beach house which is a short walk to the beach. I highly recommend this location! The owner was incredible to work with and super responsive to all of our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at Sand Dollar. This was one of the most beautiful places we have stayed. The kitchen was huge and had everything you could imagine available. Beach towels, beach umbrellas, bicycles, beach tools, etc all came with the house. We were amazed how close we were to the water. I can't say enough about this house. We hope to stay there again for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Dollar house in Destin was great! Katie provided a lot of extras making the vacation even more enjoyable. Having the high chair and stroller for our 1 yr old granddaughter was nice and the beach/pool toys for our 3 yr old granddaughter was wonderful. Also, the cart to take chairs and umbrellas to the beach made it easy for the short walk. The kitchen is fabulous with everything you need for cooking! And we loved having the Keurig coffee maker for our mornings and evenings by the pool. The heated pool was nice for the kids and family to enjoy. The house is spacious and beautifully decorated. We were there with 8 adults and 2 children. Katie has thought of everything and is very responsive to any requests or answer questions. The Crystal Beach area is a great location with plenty of shopping and restaurants close to the house. Our stay was one of the best times with family and we look forward to staying at Sand Dollar again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in Destin, Florida at the "Sand Dollar" Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 adults and 6 grandchildren stayed a week at this remarkable home in Crystal Beach, Destin, Florida. The house is beautifully decorated and has large spacious rooms. The kitchen is especially nice--it is so large, room for several people to be cooking. Our family immensely enjoyed the pool area. The pool is a nice size, the hammock was a popular place, and the patio chairs and table had plenty of room for everyone. The supplies for the beach left us with not having to bring or buy anything for us to enjoy the beach which was just a short walk away. Four bikes also made for some fun trips around the area and the ping pong table gave everyone a chance to have some lively games. This home has everything for a large group or family to enjoy, yet gives everyone room to be by themselves when they want to be. Katie is a wonderful hostess. The welcoming basket was so thoughtful, and she is readily available for any help or questions. I would recommend this home for anyone wanting to vacation in the Crystal Beach area. We would like to stay again in the "Sand Dollar" on our next trip to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • 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.


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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £160 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £601
Clean Fee £280 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crystal Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 16
  • 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 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , 2nd floor
    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
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • 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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