About the property
- House3250 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
6 bedrooms, 16 beds (1 King, 4 queen,1 full, 10 twin) 3250 square ft
Only dates left for summer are May 20-23, May 31-June 2, August 11-13, and August 19 onward! We will price-match for the May dates. LARGEST home 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.
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- English, Spanish, Mandarin
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful Luxury Vacation Rental
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.
Incredible luxury vacation home -- perfect stay!
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!!
Beauty, comfort, and convenience all in one!
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!
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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.
Exceptional in every conceivable way
If staying at the best is important, this is your property. The home is the largest (4 floors) in that it didn't just sleep 16, it had 16 beds! (King, queens, doubles and singles). Pillows were gel foam Serta's, very comfortable. While other renters were scrambling for beach gear, we had paddleboards and surf boards hanging on the house (verses $75 rentals) The wall attire was nostalgic Destin, complemented by personal notes from the owners explaining the history. Pack and plays, high chairs and beach covers made the baby's stay as comfortable as ours. Flat screen HDMI TV's in every room for any Netflix fans, with Cable, X Box and Play Stations in the two living areas. First class tile and wood work, décor and furniture made us feel spoiled. The personal attention provided by the private owners and their thoughtful add-on's (like roof to ground mood lighting,)added to the sense of being special. It was noticed by other renters who kept asking us for a tour! An exceptional overall experience.
Beach house beauty
A good review doesn't do this beautiful beach house justice. As we approached the house it was more amazing in person than in the pictures. It was not only big, beautiful and spacious; but also had every high end amenity we could possibly think of and more. The decor is done with love for the home and guests in mind! We enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the emerald water! We had a fabulous time enjoying all the amenities including Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo. I've never been to a beach house that has all three and two living rooms which means less fighting for remotes and playtime and more family fun time!! These kids had an endless supply of energy!! We enjoyed every bit of this super accommodating home. I definitely over packed because with this beautiful rental there is no need to bring anything but a swimsuit!! Victoria And Justin have definitely considered every item and provided us with anything we could possibly imagine!! There were boogie boards, surfboards, paddle boards, sand play items, chairs, floaters, multiple umbrellas and buggies to carry everything to the beach..... etc! If you are "beached out" the beautiful resort style pool is awesome too! There is soo much to do in Destin!! This vacation will definitely be repeated! It's always nice to find a home big enough for everyone to be united that is truly cared for where the guests and their needs are so carefully considered! Thank you, Victoria and Justin, for thinking of all the details so I did NOT have to!
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.