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Thanksgiving available! Stunning New Luxury 4-story Villages of Crystal Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 16 beds (1 King, 4 queen,1 full, 10 twin) 3250 square ft

Will price match for comparable home during non-holiday September-February dates! LARGEST and newest construction home (4 stories, not 3, and 3250 square feet) in community (compare our square feet, number of floors, number of beds, amenities to other homes!) On the rental market for first time in 2017, so new and custom-built! Stunning, new, luxury Crystal Beach Home steps away from the white and emerald beaches of Destin in the coveted Villages of Crystal Beach gated community. You are a leisurely 6-7 minute two-block (0.3-0.4 mi) walk from the beach through a quiet neighborhood. Splash around with your family in our community's resort style pool featuring a zero-entry pool, waterfall rock features, hot tub, tiki hut bar area, and ample outdoor lounging areas in a lushly landscaped setting. Destin Commons (one of the top attractions of Destin) and Whole Foods are steps away (0.4 mi).

The home is the best home in the best location in Destin. It has 13 beds, 8 HD TVs, and every amenity- if another house in the Villages of Crystal Beach community has an amenity, we have it plus more!

Renting four floors, newly built, modernly furnished, newly listed in summer of 2017. Largest space available - one king bed, two queen beds, one queen sofa bed, 1 queen sofa futon, one full bed, 8 twin beds, two blow-up twin beds...with room to spare for dining and mingling with friends and family. Spacious kitchen, one wet bar in master bedroom on second floor, second wet bar with mini-fridge on third floor, mini-fridge on fourth floor. Two living rooms - each with 65 inch HD TVs - and soundbars and nook area outside of fourth floor bedroom. HD TVs for 5 bedrooms. Only the finest appliances and amenities, such as fastest internet plan available, Keurig coffee maker, YOLO stand-up paddleboards, grill, baby items (e.g. pack and play, stroller, high chair), and so much more. Perfect vacation home for groups of families! A peaceful respite for any occasion.

Customized light scheme for the house? You got it! Your wedding color scheme, pink and blue for baby showers, red white and blue for July 4th, green for St. Patrick's day.

On the first floor, you have a large bedroom with a queen bed, and full bath. The living room features a 65" HD TV with a Samsung surround sound bar system and a queen sofa bed. PlayStation and board games are also available for guests to use. Our kitchen features only the top of the line appliances including a Vitamix, crockpot, Keurig, toaster, slow cooker, low-decibel washing machine, stainless steel refrigerator. Our laundry room has high-end washer and dryers. For families with children, we have two high chairs and two pack 'n plays.

On the second floor, we have one bedroom with four large adult-size twin bunk beds with a full bath that has a shower-tub combo. The second bedroom on this floor, which has a door leading to the balcony that is perfect for lounging, has a a wet bar, a king bed, and a bathroom that has two sections- one with a tub, walkin closet, and his-her sinks, and a second area with a closed-off shower and toilet.

The third floor has a large living room with a wet bar and state of art wine fridge, another large HD TV, and access to the third floor balcony. The first bedroom has a queen bed with access to a full baths. The second bedroom has a full-twin bed bunk.

The four floor loft with a beautiful spiral staircase has a nook area (where we are adding a twin sofa futon) and a closed off large bedroom with two twin beds and two trundle beds. All bedrooms have an HD TV. Living room TVs have cable and Smart TV capability. Bedroom TVs have newest Smart TVs to allow for all streaming platforms (i.e. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Youtube)

We purchased the fastest internet plan available and also added internet boosters throughout the home. We spent thousands of dollars on our landscaping to clear an access point from behind our home to a beach volleyball court and for our guests to have faster access to the beach. We have two large boxes of beach gear for our guests to use as well as small patio we are currently setting up to allow for families to sit behind the home to face a grassy easement area where the kids can play; they don't have to play in the street. There is also an outdoor grill. Can't top this home!

WHO ARE WE? We love to travel and see the way others see the world. In our travels as a military family, we have not found a more peaceful and beautiful retreat than Destin. We have devoted every bit of loving care to details in our home to share the joyful experiences our family has had in Destin with our guests. Baby showers, college reunions, family reunions, and many other treasured memories have graced this home. It is a place of light and laughter, which is why we have named it "Light of Mine." In keeping with this theme, our home is illuminated with custom lighting, which colors can be adjusted to suite the color palette of your vacation.

We've inserted Destin information and history into the decor of our home to maximize your tourist experience in Destin. Our goal is to make sure you don't just scrape the surface, but fully immerse yourself in all of Destin's charms through informational displays about the town in our home.

WINTER HOLIDAYS: Our house is prepared for our "holiday configuration." Christmas is an important holiday for our family, so our home is equipped with stored holiday decor and a 12-foot Christmas tree for your family to put up! Contact us for holiday photos of the home.

SNOWBIRDS: Contact us for discount prices. We are located in the heart of many snowbird activities and sites. Although big, our home will be priced competitively with condos in the area.

More Details

The Elliotts
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About The Elliotts

There is a video of our property that does not always display on the listing if viewed through VRBO instead of Homeaway! Reach out if you would like to view it.

The Elliotts purchased this house in 2015

Why The Elliotts chose Crystal Beach

We get perfect 5-star reviews from all our guests on all bookings for a reason! We have the best home, with the best amenities, in the best location in Destin. We are passionate about making your hard-earned vacation perfect!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Crystal Beach around the Destin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Second floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second floor master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , toilet/shower separated from sinks and tub, walkin closet
    Third floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • First floor 1 bedroom: 1 queen Living room: 1 queen sofa bed Second floor: 1 bedroom: 4 twins 2 bedroom: 1 king Third floor: 1 bedroom: 1 queen 2 bedroom: 1 full size and 1 twin (bunkbeds) optional: living room with space for two twin blowups Fourth floor: 1 bedroom: 4 twin beds (2 are trundle) **pack 'n play in first floor bedroom closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Thanksgiving available! Stunning New Luxury 4-story Villages of Crystal Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Etschberg, Germany

My family and I really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasurable experience. Owner were extremely nice, accommodating, and helpful all throughout. Very nice, clean home in a great area. Can’t wait to plan our next trip there.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome space!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious. I love owners that reply quickly and that's exactly what Victoria and her husband did. It has all the amenities you need. The community pool was close to the house. I definitely recommend to my friends about this house.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Luxury Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this house for a week in early August with a group of friends from our old neighborhood who now live in different parts of the country/world. We had an excellent and memorable stay.

This house is massive, especially for those of us traveling from NYC, where we’re used to tiny apartments. The house could have easily fit over 20 of us between adults and kids. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and relax, and I was impressed by how versatile the setup was (a couple of rooms had bunk beds which convert easily into doubles). Going into the trip, my wife was a little worried about whether there would be enough bathrooms and showers, but that never turned out to be an issue at all. Our infant son, who had just learned to crawl at the time, love zooming around the rooms, and our friends' older kids seemed to have just as much fun checking out all the rooms and decorations (including some very cool Air Force mementos).

I was also impressed by how much the hosts have thought through the details to make this a modern, well-connected home. Every room had its own smart TV, in addition to full gaming setups in the common rooms, so I was able to wake up early on the weekend to watch my Premier League games without waking up the whole house. Most of the vacation homes we've stayed at over the years (and some high-end hotels as well) have had shoddy wi-fi which makes it challenging to work remotely, but this place had wi-fi boosters set up throughout, so I had no issues staying connected.

The location was great -- just a short walk to the beach and pool areas, and a short drive to cool boardwalk areas and restaurants. One of the best days though was when we happened to pass a small amusement park on our way to the boardwalk and decided to make an impromptu stop for go carting. Hard to say whether the kids or adults enjoyed that more.

We had a really great trip and we are already coordinating calendars for the next one.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible luxury vacation home -- perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

My college friends and I rented this house for a reunion this summer and had the most amazing stay! The house itself is huge with 4 floors and 6 bedrooms, and it could not have been more perfect for accommodating our large group, which consisted of families with small children, couples and singles. There were tons of beds, bathrooms and showers available, and a lot of common areas for everyone to hang out in, both indoors and on terraces, so we never felt cramped, and the little kids had a total blast exploring all the the rooms and floors. Since I was pregnant at the time, my husband and I took the bedroom on the first floor to spare me the climb, and each night I would go to bed early while the rest of the group hung out in the kitchen and living room and I somehow managed to sleep better than I do at home (plus the Nest thermostat was such a God send...). And unlike a lot of vacation rentals I've stayed at in the past where everything was kind of worn and falling apart, this house was so clean and all the furnishings were in stellar condition, and the hosts really thought of every detail to make our stay great.

Because of the size of our group, we ended up cooking or grilling most nights instead of going out to eat, but that was easy enough to do in the well-equipped open kitchen and the Whole Foods is just across the road, as are a couple of liquor stores.

We loved staying at the house so much, in fact, it was hard to motivate ourselves to leave the house some days! But luckily this house has super easy access to the gorgeous sandy beach, which is just a short five or so minute walk through the cul-de-sac (and the pool is even closer, just a few steps away), so we ended up going down to the beach at least a couple of times a day with towels, paddle boards and other beach equipment (all of which were provided by the hosts), and since it was all so close, everyone was able to come and go freely without having to travel as a big group every time. And on one occasion I felt a little worn down at the beach but I was able to hop on the free shuttle, which was really convenient.

Needless to say, we had an incredible time in Destin at This Light of Mine and have already made our reservations for an even longer stay next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beauty, comfort, and convenience all in one!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at the house the neighborhood and the well decorated/kept houses definitely had immediate wow factor. The stay was extremely comfortable as the host and hostess provided all of the amenities and were thoughtful in their preparation to make sure guests feel downright at home. The area is convenient near shopping malls and the beach so you are near the fun and the food/necessities. The area is also very children friendly and suitable for families. I would definitely go back as I had a wonderful time at this beautiful property with extremely hospitable hosts!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tuskegee, AL

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

  • 5 of 5

Although the home could easily hold 22 people only ten people stayed during this wonderful trip to Destin. The Elliott home is very inviting, comfortable, and clean. There were a few minor things that we could not locate but that did not hinder our stay. If you are on the third and forth floors just remember to bring everything down/up with so you wont ware yourself out.

I also had no troubles getting in touch with the owners when I had questions or concerns.

I would rent this home again if opportunity arises.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Fort Walton Beach (VPS)
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Destin Commons/Whole Foods
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Crystal Beach
Car: not necessary

Our property backs up to a green space that includes a beach volleyball court. Because of the height of our home (four stories) and because it is on the side of the community that faces the ocean, you can see the water in the distance from the fourth floor.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £304.96
Property Damage Insurance £60.23

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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