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Perfect for large families & groups! AMAZING Private Pool! Short Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Sleeps 23, 2 blocks to the beach, quick easy walk

'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is your dream beach house! This beautifully furnished seven bedroom, six bathroom beach cottage and separate guest house is located in the highly sought after Crystal Beach community. The 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House' is only 2 blocks (a short walk) from the beach. It is conveniently located within walking distance to Destin Commons, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Publix, many restaurants and world class shopping, an IMAX movie theater, Legendary Marina, and so much more!

'Luna Mermaid' features a large, 12x36 private pool that sits between the front and back cottages.

Enjoy your large patio area, gas grill, & three outdoor dining tables that surround the lagoon pool. Rinse off after a day at the beach in your two outdoor showers. The pool and patio are enclosed with a privacy fence.

There is a full living room in both cottages with 55' & 51' LCD televisions. Both living rooms have plenty of comfortable seating. There is a full kitchen with new appliances in both cottages. Also, both cottages have their own washer & dryer. All seven bedrooms have their own LCD televisions.

This home is very spacious at over 3300 square feet. Perfect for large families that want to spend time together, but still need their own space & privacy. The Main house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath. The Back Cottage is 3 bedroom, 3 bath. The large pool sits between the two houses, with a privacy fence that surrounds the pool and spacious patio area. Large driveway with plenty of off street parking.

Both cottages were renovated in 2012. New carpet, furniture, and tile. The wood floors were refinished and the kitchens were remodeled.

Bedroom & Bathroom layout is as follows....

Main House:

Bedroom 1: King Bed with additional daybed

Bedroom 2: King Bed

Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

Bedroom 4: Two Sets of Bunk Beds, kid room

Bathroom 1: Full Bathroom, whirpool tub & separate shower, off master, double sinks

Bathroom 2: Double Sinks, Shower, serves bedroom 2 and 3

Bathroom 3: Full Bathroom, shower only, good for kids, off of bunk room

Guest House:

Bedroom 5: King Bed

Bedroom 6: King Bed

Bedroom 7: 2 Sets of Bunk Beds

Living Room Sofa pulls out to a Queen

Bathroom 4: Full Bathroom, shower only

Bathroom 5: Full Bathroom, shower only

Bathroom 6: Full Bathroom, shower only

This one-of-a kind private beach retreat is just 2 blocks to 'The most beautiful beaches in the U.S.A'. according to U.S. travel magazine! The tropical landscaping and the laid back feeling you get that only a private home provides will keep you coming back year after year. Come relax, kick off your shoes, and enjoy paradise at the 'Luna Mermaid Cottage and Guest House'! Just 2 blocks to the emerald green Gulf of Mexico! Book early! This house gets booked up quickly!

We do not rent to students under 25! NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY!

Locally managed and maintained by Linsey & JoJo, a family run business with over 15 years experience in Destin Property Management. We hope to have you as our guest this year and for many years to come!

More Details

Property Manager
Linsey Evans
Member since: 2008
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Linsey Evans

Cottages Near the Sea was created by mother and daughter team, JoJo Smoak and Linsey Keich. Our mission is to provide our guests and home owners with first class, personalized customer service. We are a boutique cottage rental agency with an emphasis on hospitality. We both live here full time in the midst of our Cottages Near the Sea, giving us a unique opportunity to provide hands on service that is unparalleled.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , king bed plus daybed, main house
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , pullout queen couch in back cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , front cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , front cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 sets of bunks, 4 twins, main house
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , back cottage
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , back cottage
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 sets of bunks, 4 twins, back cottage
  • Main House: King size beds (2), futon/ daybed in master, Queen size Beds (1), 2 sets of bunk beds. Back Cottage: King size beds (2), Sleeper sofa in back cottage living room (queen), 2 sets of bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Two Full Kitchens. Two full living areas. Both have large (51' and 55') LCD televisions. All bedrooms have new LCD televisions. Both cottages have a washer & dryer.


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Perfect for large families & groups! AMAZING Private Pool! Short Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.46875 based on 32 reviews

It was perfect for our large family

  • 5 of 5

It was a great location and perfect for the family, and handicap accessible for my father in law who is in a wheelchair.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I am happy to hear the home worked well for your family. I hope to have you again soon! Best, Linsey
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Needs some maintenance, but overall a decent place

  • 3 of 5

Overall, we had a great time....but the place needs some maintenance. A/C couldn't keep up with the outside heat in the small house. The outdoor shower was great, but you had to wear flip flops to get to it, otherwise you burnt your feet (brown is a bad color for decking in the sun). Since our stay was during the Subtropical Storm Alberto, and the beach had double red flags for 3 or 4 straight days, having the pool was a savior. The pool was kept nice and plenty of chairs for everyone to hang out. Plenty, and I mean plenty of parking. Lindsey was attentive and great to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House condition was not as great as shown in the pictures

  • 3 of 5

I would say our stay at the given location was manageable. There are few things i would like to point out... We noticed that 3 bathroom doors were damaged and unable to lock. Even though there were enough bathrooms in the house we hardly use 3 for 5 families. which took lots of time in the morning.

We found lots of bug in the house and around the house which was scary for kids. We had two of our kids beaten by bugs at night which gave them serious reaction on their feet and had bad fever.

Bed condition were okay. most of complained on having backpain.

Both House had washer and dryer but patio house washer and dryer were too small to load towel or anything heavy. so basically we were doing laundry at one place.

Few Good things - House had enough towels. location was house was perfect as you can get out to main street and you will have lots of options. Walmart and other stores are close enough. Beach was few blocks from house so easy to walk. Pool was well maintained.

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

Great location, loved the pool and outdoor areas. Plenty of room for large groups without feeling crowded.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and absolutely lovely property!

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach, the mall, Walmart, and plenty of entertainment places. It is perfect for a big group of friends or family. The outdoor area has everything you need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable: 2 large grills, eating tables with umbrellas, the swimming pool which was well maintained, enough chaise lounges, and all of these in a perfect private surrounding!

The 2 houses are lovely too; very beautifully designed and clean!

The owner was very nice and she promptly offered her help by mailing us back a gift box we forgot there!

This was the second time we’ve rented one of her properties and we’ll definitely do it again for our next vacation!

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Has great potential, but needs a little TLC!

  • 3 of 5

Luna Mermaid was nice overall. It had plenty of space for our group and was close enough that we could walk down to the beach. The house and back house were in need of some TLC. New paint and a thorough clean would go a long way. The doors were filthy around handles and all had chipped paint. I know that happens in rentals, but some work is definitely needed. The floors turned white socks black and there was dust and grime coming out of the air vents on the walls. The pool was nice to have, but dirty on the bottom. I think this property has a ton of potential and would be much improved with a good cleaning and some fresh paint.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Walton, Panama City
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach Pavilion, Destin

Great location! Less than 1 mile from Destin Commons, outdoor shopping complex with movie theater, restaurants, and shops. 2 blocks from beach access. Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation golf courses a couple miles away. Outlet malls 5 miles away. Marina 1 mile away. Short and easy walk to beach access.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer
28 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
11 Aug 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/ Admin £415.25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.55

We do not rent to students under 25!

$300 due at the time of reservation. Second payment made 90 days prior to arrival by check or personal check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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