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

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 23), 2 blocks to the beach

'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!

More Details

Property Manager
Linsey Evans
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

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 cottage in Crystal Beach in Destin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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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(23 traveller reviews)

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Perfect for large families & groups, Private Pool, Short Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Fabulous property for large group or family.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful houses, furnishings, outdoor areas and only 2 blocks from the beach and only a few blocks from restaurants, book stores, & ice cream!

It was PERFECT for our family's spring break!

Thank you Linsey!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much! I look forward to your return!
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We really enjoyed our stay! Great for large families!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the property! Time went by way too fast! The only thing that didn't work was the jets in the tub. That wasn't a big problem for us. We would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family...especially pool area.

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't have picked a better place. It was perfect for the 18 of us. I loved all the space at the pool. We could hang out and not be on top of each other.

No one minded the short walk to the beach.

We do think renters should be informed of small public beach area due to condos on both side...not enough area for all of us that don't rent right on the beach...so we found 2 days later that if we went down to the right around 75 yards we could get a nice spot on the beach to set up. Extra walking but well worth not being right on top of everyone else on the beach.

Thank you for a great stay. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large family

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for large families, we had 18. Some things could be updated, kitchen sink is in bad shape & walls and doors need painted. They don't have wagons, more like little pull carts. Short walk to the beach problem is the public beach area is very small, the condo units on both sides of the public beach area say private property. We had to walk down about 100yrds past the roped off area of the condos. The pictures off the outdoor pool area must be older because the furniture that is out there now is not as nice. We had an issue with a broken toilet, but Linsey was great in getting it taken care of. Other than some cosmetic issues with the house, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and is set up for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

We had 21 people from 7 families for a week long softball tournament. Every family had their own room with the two houses. Pool was in the perfect location and plenty of room around it too. Manager went above and. Beyond. If we had any issues she was on it and resolved it quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house. Just a few blocks from the beach and can accommodate a large group. We took my daughter and her friends for a senior trip so the guest house worked out perfect to house them. The private pool was great as well. We will stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • 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 cottage 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
14 Oct 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.73
Cleaning/ Admin £417.01 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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