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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Luxury Beach House with VERY private pool

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


About the property

Luxury Beach House W/Very Private Pool & Screened Porch

Destin is all about making memories with family and friends. Let us make sure that you have the perfect accommodations for making those memories.

A Frame of Mind Crystal Beach House is perfect for families or groups of 10 -12 who desire a very private pool and easy access to the beach. Featuring 3 Bedrooms, Loft, and 2 Baths. Come and stay with us in our Destin vacation beach home (over 2300 square feet) with wrap-around decks for sunbathing, a screened porch, and a very private pool! The white picket fence and stained glass window in the gable give our Destin home a “storybook look”. The master bedroom is huge and has 2 king size beds so you can spread out and a private bath. There is access to the private back yard and pool from the master. The upper level has two bedrooms with king size beds and a loft featuring built in bunks with trundle beds which sleep 4 guests.

Meet your family or guests on the middle level for open entertaining in two living areas, attractive dining room, or in the full kitchen with large island with bar stools. There you will wander out to the screened porch where you can enjoy the shady, serene, and natural backyard and catch more of Destin’s gulf breezes. There is a queen leather sleeper sofa on the second floor of A Frame of Mind beach house. The main floor opens to a wrap-around deck facing the front yard, and a screened-in porch that overlooks the backyard and the private pool. You can enjoy the breezes, watch the kids in the pool, eat on the porch or decks or cook on the gas or charcoal grills. Destin Beach Living at its best! The fenced backyard has another surprise – a PLAYHOUSE (200 sq. ft.), just for FUN or sleepovers! Plus...a VERY private swimming pool to cool off in!

Are your dates already booked? Check out our other vacation rentals... listing numbers 7068732, 7016342, 4466879, 7114545 right here on Vacation Rentals! Min. age for primary renter is 25.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael and Tracy D'Avella
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Michael and Tracy D'Avella

We came for a vacation and fell in love with Destin. We began doing vacation rentals in 2007. It gives us great joy to rent to our vacationing guests and hear about what a wonderful time they had in Destin. Most of our guests come back year after year. We feel like they are family. We are always available for our guests and take great pride in giving each of them excellent customer service. Making wonderful family memories in Destin is what it is all about. We have so many with our own children.

Michael and Tracy D'Avella purchased this house in 2015

Why Michael and Tracy D'Avella chose Crystal Beach

We fell in love with 'A Frame of Mind' Crystal Beach House the moment we walked in the front door. This is not your standard cookie cutter beach house. It is truly unique and has a true beach house feel. The A frame roof gives it a storybook look and the high ceilings in the top floor bedrooms are very special. The bunk room is absolutely adorable and children just love it. The main floor with the kitchen, dining room and two living rooms is a great gathering place for the whole family. Then we went to the back yard...What a private pool. It is AMAZING! To have such privacy in Destin is very rare. We love it and are certain you will too.

What makes this house unique

There are so many things that make 'A Frame of Mind' Crystal Beach House unique. There are private balconies for each bedroom. The master bedroom leads right out to the very private pool and tropical landscape. There are wrap around porches off of the living rooms. There is a screened porch right off the dining room with a great view of the pool. Next to the pool there is a pool/play house that children just love. It is loaded with games and has a futon so they can have a 'sleepover' if they like. There is a beach wagon, toys, floats, and boogie boards for our guests to use and they all love that. The pool is the most unique thing about this home because it is so private, a true rarity in Destin.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge shower with two shower heads. Good clean fun!
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , pretty beadboard bath with tub/shower combo and large vanity
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , for rinsing off after the beach or going in the private pool
  • There are two full bathrooms as well as an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a fun day at the beach. The master bath has double shower heads both of which have a massage feature. There is extra shelving and storage for all your belongings. We supply the linens.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guest Room 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, closet, privare balcony, TV, DVD, dresser
    Guest Room 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king bed, TV, DVD, private balcony, 2 dressers, closet,
    Master Bedroom - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Plenty of room to spread out. HUGE master with two king beds
    Loft - 4 Single Bed , 4 extra long twins, TV, DVD, closet, private balcony
    Bunkhouse - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , pool/play house with games, futon, table, and chairs.
  • There are four king beds, 4 bunks, a queen sleeper sofa, and a double futon. All king beds are high end mattresses. All of the bedrooms are decorated in a classy beach theme. Three bedrooms have their own private balcony and one leads directly to the pool area. There are blinds or black out curtains so you can sleep in on vacation. There are ceiling fans in all king bedrooms along with plenty of closet/dresser space for your belongings. We supply the linens. This home is perfect for some well needed rest and relaxation.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We provide our guests with a great beach wagon for taking your gear to the beach. We also have beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, toys, and floats for our guests to use. There are 2 coolers as well.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful, private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at A Frame of Mind! Mike and Tracy were wonderful to work with. They had the house ready early despite the fact that a storm had just blown through. The house is extremely well stocked and had anything we could've needed. The layout of the house worked so well for our family of five. Our two oldest boys got to have the upstairs to themselves, while we kept the toddler downstairs with us. Everyone had plenty of space. The pool and playhouse with games were great for the kids! Especially while we had to let the little one nap. No one was bored. I picked this house due to 5 star reviews, location, price, pool/beach toys and the fact that there were curtains in the bedrooms!! Haha. Having a good nights rest and naps for the toddler were a must. So many places do not have curtains! I was also so happy to find fans for noise! My only regret is that our stay was so short! We can't wait to return for a longer stay, as well as bring some grandparents along! Thank you so much, Mike and Tracy, for sharing your lovely beach home!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests. You are greatly appreciated. We love the beach house too and we do keep it very well stocked so that our guests will have everything they need to cook or go to the beach. We want our guests to feel at home as much as possible. It's great to know that the house worked so perfectly for you and that you'll be back again with the grandparents. We often have three generations visit as the beach house is set up to be a family home. There are toys for the children, everything you need for the beach, and anything the chef in the family would need to make a great meal. We even provide plenty of books and movies for relaxing. Thank you for all of the nice compliments and for the excellent five star review.
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Absolutely beautiful. Very peaceful. A slice of paradise for sure.

  • 5 of 5

We were in desperate need of a peaceful getaway, and we definitely got it here. The house is beautiful. It was very clean and well kept. The owners were very friendly and Informative. We didnt want to leave and cant wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure to stay at A Frame of Mind and we were incredibly happy with our experience. Tracy was wonderful to work with before and during our stay, the house was clean and well stocked, and the house was perfect for our needs. We had children ranging in ages from 3-10 and they lived in the pool. The beach was close and the beach wagon worked well to transport all the beach chairs and sand toys. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a vacation home. The only thing I would change was the amount of breakable decorations in the house, but thankfully the kids were well behaved and didn’t touch them!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for being our guests. We are so very glad that you and your family had such an incredibly happy experience at A Frame of Mind Crystal Beach House. We are always available for all of our guests and are happy to answer questions. So happy that the kids all enjoyed the heated pool. Thank you for your five star review and for recommending our beach home to others. We do keep it very well stocked and try to think of everything any guest would need. Looking forward to you and your family being our guests for many years to come.
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Great location. Lots of room.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room. Great location. The pool was nice.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent five star review and for being such wonderful guests. We are so happy to hear that you had such a nice stay and enjoyed the beach house and pool. We hope that you will be back often.
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It had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying there. The pool was great the kids enjoyed it and only a short walk to the beach 🏖? hope to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for the excellent five star review and for being our guests. We do keep the house very well stocked for our guests and are glad to hear that you found everything you needed. The location is excellent and the pool is amazing. We look forward to you returning again and again.
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  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th time staying here and once again it was an amazing time. Perfect location, comfortable, homey and relaxing. My favorite part is still the private pool. I look forward to many more trips with family and friends to this house. Highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent five star review and most of all for being our guests again. We love the private pool and the awesome location as well. We look forward to you coming back again and again.
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Nearest Barpub
790 On The Gulf
Nearest Beach
1 block to the famouse sugar sands
Car: recommended

Located in the most desirable area of Destin known as Crystal Beach. The location can't be beat!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £185.65
Damage Insurance £43.81
Damage Deposit £111.39

Please contact owner at 770-529-3290 or 770-715-8829. We like to speak with all our guests to be sure that our home is right for the best vacation experience. Our rates are subject to change until reservation is made. Holiday weeks are $200 more. Pool heat is additional. Security deposits are $150 and Damage Insurance is $59.00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.