Bedrooms 6, Bathrooms 3.5, Sleeps 16
About RealJoy Vacations
Real Joy Vacations is a professional property management company located in Destin, Florida. We provide Vacation Rentals in Destin, Okaloosa Island, SanDestin, 30A, and Panama City Beach! Something for everyone! We have Affordable family rentals as well as Beachfront Condos and Luxury Homes with Pools! Grab your Swimsuit and enjoy the spectacular emerald green water and sugar white sands of Northwest Florida! By utilizing the latest technology to provide our guests with timely property updates and having maintenance available 24/7 at the tap of a button, we help to provide you with a stress-free stay. The cleanliness of our properties is a high priority. Providing keyless entries so you don’t have to fumble with keys is for your ultimate security. We price competitively, and above all, want you to enjoy your experience. Let us put the Real Joy into your vacation!
Why RealJoy Vacations chose Crystal Beach
The Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida is an amazing destination for your beach vacation! Sugar white sands and emerald green waters await. Whether your idea of relaxation is people watching on a beachfront balcony or being right in the middle of the action, we can help you find the vacation property that’s right for you. Our maintenance team, on call 24/7, and our friendly staff will help you to have a wonderful trip!
What makes this House unique
Real Joy Vacations manages properties to fit all budgets! Whether you are looking for a beachfront location, a luxury home with a private pool, or would like a budget-friendly, walk to the beach option, we have properties in all shapes and sizes! Most of our properties come with the Real Joy Fun Pass, which gives you one or two free tickets to daily attractions each night of your stay along with unlimited DVD rentals. Our offerings are fantastic for families because they give you room to spread out. With substantially more space than the average hotel room, most of our properties offer separate living areas, full kitchens, and washer/dryers. Our guests can cook their own meals if they wish and launder their things if needed. You can count on the Real Joy team���s extensive property management experience. From our excellent customer service reps to our cleaning crew, we want you to have a wonderful stay.
Grants family vacation
I loved everything about the rental EXCEPT they air conditioning didn’t seem to work properly. I’m not sure if it was auto set but it was extremely HOT.
Hi Latisha, we're happy to hear that you loved most everything about this gorgeous pool front home in the Villages of Crystal Beach. Thank you for letting us know about the A/C, we will have our proeprty manager check into it and wish you had contacted us during your stay. Thank your for your feedback, we hope to see you again.
Beautiful house, very clean, right beside the pool short distance to beach
Hi James, we're happy that you found Skip's Retreat beautiful, clean & enjoyed its convenient location to the pool. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon!
Property poorly maintained
The property is in desperate need of maintenance. It was very dirty and in need of a deep clean. There was a hole in the 2nd floor ceiling from the 3rd floor shower that leaked. It had been there for sometime and had mold on the wood studs and sheet rock. The house sleeps 16 people, but was not furnished for 16 people.
Hi Keith, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay. We hope you enjoyed being directly across from the huge lagoon pool and we hope you took advantage of the seasonal trolley to the beach. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced here. These issues should have never occurred. We did some checking and found that the repair is scheduled to be done on the ceiling and we also found that a sizable refund was issued for the inconveniences you experienced here. We have forwarded your unit concerns to our Ops team to assess. Again, thank you for your feedback.
Liked the house, however, the restrooms were dirty. Great location from the beach. Awful parking space, should have more parking spaces around the neighborhood.
Hi Aylin, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed the location of this home and we hope you got to enjoy the awesome lagoon pool. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced here. We did some checking and couldn’t find where you contacted us regarding the cleaning issue during your stay, we could have sent the cleaners back out if requested. The driveway allows for up to two vehicles and there is overflow parking located at the gate and around the pool. Again, thank you for your feedback.
Location to the pool "A" one. Little to far from the beach for me personally. House was clean, excluding first floor tile. Tile appeared to be clean , but our feet would be black after walking around, after showers. Kitchen was lacking any hot pads for cooking. The fully stocked kitchen could have had a few more entities. (no bowls with lids for refrigerator storage). The paint job in this rental was horrible, I feel bad if the owner paid someone for the paint job. Was a spacious home. The new flooring on the stairs and the 3rd floor bedrooms was nice. Maybe add more than the 3 chairs on 2 full size balconies.
All in all the beache was fantastic!!! Felt very safe in the neighborhood the home was located in, and was close to many shops & few restaurants.
Hi Darla, thank you for your feedback. We're so happy you enjoyed the location and spaciousness of this beautiful home. We hope you took advantage of the community beach tram during your trip. We're sorry for the inconveniences during your stay. We have sent your suggestions/concerns to our operations team to address. Thanks again for your review!
Skip's Retreat Review
My family and I stayed at Skip's Retreat on Memorial Day weekend. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The beds were uncomfortable and extremely loose. The master bath shower needs a good deep cleaning as there was dirt and scum in the tile and grout (that was disgusting). The bunk beds seemed a bit unstable. The description says that it sleeps 16.. I think that was a bit overstated. We had 12 that stayed but they were all adults and young adults. I was thought there would be more space at the property.
Also the TVs (with the exception of the 2nd floor entertaining area) need to be updated. The furniture needs to be updated as well.
Lastly, I don't remember receiving the parking instructions but my nephew's vehicle was towed literally within minutes of our arrival that night. There need to be bold instructions on parking around the house as a reminder. Because it looks like the property security is looking along with the towing company has a deal worked out where the more vehicles that are towed the more the person who reports it gets.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay. We hope you enjoyed being directly across from the pool and we hope you enjoyed the seasonal beach trolley. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced here. We did some checking and couldn't find where you had contacted us regarding any of the issues mentioned. We could have sent mattress toppers if requested. We encourage all our guests to read the rental agreement in full where the HOA rules & regulations for the property are explained in full and it clearly states the parking rules before signing. The reason the HOA rules are attached to the rental agreement is to allow our guests to check everything out before signing. There is overflow parking located at the gate and around the pool. We will forward your comments to our Ops team to assess. Again, thank you for your feedback.