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Christmas Open! 3 Kings + 2 full bunks, Pool, Close to Beach

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Sleeps 14

**The Chesapeake Cottage**

A great home for 2-3 families with children or up to 10 adults max!

Or if you have a larger group, we have 4 houses, all right next door to each other! (See VRBO listings # 649, 740231 and 1402).

Enjoy a memorable beach vacation in this recently remodeled cottage-style home very close to the beach. The home is like new – with interior updates and modern conveniences – and it still has that special charm and comfort you expect from a classic beach home. With an emphasis on quality and comfort, this home accommodates 6 adults and up to 8 children, offering you beautiful spaces to relax and enjoy every minute of your vacation. This lovely home features 4 bedrooms, including 3 King Masters and a Bunk Room with 2 sets of custom built-in full-over-full beds (yes, that’s 4 full-size beds). It also has 3 full bathrooms.

There is plenty of room for everyone to gather in the spacious living area and the incredible custom kitchen is open to the action as well. The private pool is surrounded by brand new decking and beautiful landscaping. And when you’re ready for the beach – it’s a very short walk – you’re just one house away from the beach road, Scenic 98.

The expansive front porch welcomes you into this exceptional home. Inside, you’ll find a bright and beautiful living area with gleaming hardwood floors, custom wainscoting and plenty of seating for your entire group. The wide open spaces continue in the brand new kitchen, where a huge center island is the centerpiece for casual dining with 10 bar stools. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a gas range, massive granite countertops and plenty of space to spread out. You’ll find all the dishes, pans and utensils you may need, a Keurig D-Cup coffee maker, and even a few spices, to get you started. We want you to feel at home, and the large, open layout is a perfect gathering spot for your family or friends.

For the convenience of our guests, we have also included a high capacity Samsung HE washer and dryer in the large laundry room. You’ll also find an iron, ironing board, broom, and a few cleaning supplies. We keep our home clean and well updated, and pay attention to amenities you expect, such as high-speed internet (free wifi), nice flat-screen TVs, high-definition cable, hair dryers in each bathroom, and more. We also provide items our smaller guests may need like a high chair and pack-n-play.

BEDROOM #1 – KING MASTER, MAIN FLOOR

This large bedroom features a KING BED and a nice view of the pool. There are two bedside tables and with lamps and a flat screen TV. You’ll appreciate the new cotton quilt, and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets.

Bathroom #1 – Main Floor

This convenient first floor bath features a vanity with sink and extra storage, a commode and a tub/shower combination. You’ll also find large, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.

BEDROOM #2 – KING MASTER, 2nd Floor

The inviting King Master bedroom is upstairs and features a KING BED with a new cotton quilt and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets, beautiful hardwood floors, and a flat panel TV. From this room, you can step out to your private second floor deck to enjoy your morning coffee or relax after a day at the beach. There are two large bedside tables with reading lamps, if you’d like to curl up with a good book. You’ll also appreciate the private ensuite bathroom.

Bathroom #2 - Ensuite (King Master)

This contemporary bathroom attached to the master bedroom, features a vanity with sink and open storage, commode, and a stunning shower with a unique corrugated metal design. You’ll appreciate the style and convenience of this bathroom, as well as the big, fluffy bath towels and personal hair dryer.

BEDROOM #3 – KING MASTER, 2nd FLOOR

Another King Master is on the 2nd floor and features a KING BED with a new cotton quilt and super-soft Egyptian cotton sheets, beautiful hardwood floors, and a flat screen TV. This room also has a large dresser, 2 bedside tables and lamps for reading.

BEDROOM #4 – BUNK ROOM, 2ND FLOOR

This spacious bedroom features 2 sets of custom built-in BUNK BEDS. They are full-over-full, which gives you 4 full-size beds, with room for up to 8 children! There are even individually controlled lights for each bunk, in case some bunk room guests like to stay awake later than others. This a great place for children to hang out and play games or enjoy the flat-screen TV (when they’re not at the pool or the beach). Double windows overlook the beautiful pool and back yard.

Bathroom #3 – 2nd FLOOR

This bright bathroom features a beautiful custom designed sink with open storage, a commode and a beautiful tile tub/shower combination. You’ll also find large, fluffy bath towels and a personal hair dryer.

POOL & OUTDOOR AREA

The 12’ x 24’ private pool is surrounded by brand new layered decks, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the Destin sunshine or some shade. You can relax in the lounge chairs on the decks which are surrounded by beautiful new landscaping. There’s even a bench swing! For outdoor cooking and dining, you’ll find a gas grill and a semi-shaded area with a picnic table. And for your children’s safety, there’s an alarm on the back door leading to the pool. Pool heat is available for an additional fee.

PERFECT BEACH LOCATION

The house is very close to the beach - one house off Scenic 98, with beach access on the same short block. We provide a cart with beach chairs and an umbrella, so you can roll your gear to the beach with ease.

This home is in the heart of Crystal Beach, a quiet, walkable neighborhood with white picket fences and easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities in Destin. Destin Commons, a beautiful upscale shopping and entertainment center, is less than a half-mile away. It features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Bass Pro Shop, World of Beer, Panera Bread, Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, AMC Theater with IMAX and much more. Local favorite, Camille’s, is an easy walk around the corner and The Crab Trap is about a mile east. You can bicycle, scooter, Jet ski and go para-sailing all within walking distance. The Silver Sands Outlet mall is not far for those who enjoy “retail therapy”!

OFF-STREET PARKING

This home has a large driveway which accommodates 3-4 vehicles (depending on the size of the cars.) There is no on-street parking allowed in Destin.

PET FRIENDLY

We are pet friendly and welcome your dogs in our home. Pre-approval and a $200 + tax pet fee applies.

WE’RE CRYSTAL BEACH RESIDENTS TOO.

You are renting from local owners who live in Crystal Beach full-time, which ensures you get a better quality home. We will greet you when you arrive and will be here should you need us during your stay. This home is always clean, the linens will always be nice and everything is impeccably maintained. You don’t have to worry about finding a home that’s less than advertised.

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE!

We know how difficult it is to find a vacation rental to suit your family’s needs, schedules and budget. We’re happy to assist you with the process of finding and booking the right place to stay for your vacation. We do our best to get back to all email inquiries quickly - usually within an hour.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Marken
Member since: 1996
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Jeff Marken

We are local, living in Crystal Beach ourselves, and own several vacation homes in the community.

Jeff Marken purchased this house in 1993

Why Jeff Marken chose Crystal Beach

We own the two vacation homes next door, so it provides a lot of options for us and our guests. It's a very nice home in its own right as well, and is like-new after an extensive remodeling project late in the spring of 2013.

What makes this house unique

Three bedrooms with king beds, plus a forth bedroom with full-over-full bunk beds. This is a great home for several families to share, and has a nice private pool and is very close to the beach.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Email us PRIOR to booking online. Be sure to read All Rental Rules and Maximum Occupancy rules.
  • Number of people allowed in this home varies depending on ratio of adults to children 14 and under. Email us before you book!
  • We cannot rent to vacationing students or single groups under 25 years of age unless approved in writing in advance.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bunk Room - 4 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , A pair of full-over-full bunk beds.
    Side Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Nice big bedroom on 2nd floor, king bed 2 of 3
    Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main floor bedroom, king bed 3 of 3, pool view
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large, open bedroom, king bed 1 of 3, private bath, deck
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Christmas Open! 3 Kings + 2 full bunks, Pool, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Boston, massachusetts
5

Comfortable home close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family reunion at Chesapeake Cottage and the house was the perfect size for 3 families. We had plenty of room and enjoyed the private pool and patio. The beach was a short walk.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home! We hope to see you and your family again soon.
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5

Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose this place for our spring break. It was a great house, plenty of room and privacy. A block or so from the public beach access point. The pool (once heated) was awesome. Our next time in Destin will likely be back here.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home! We'd love to host your family again. :)
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4

Loved the property. Beach access not so much.

  • 4 of 5

The house and pool area was wonderful! It's decorated very cute and comfortable. The house was clean and we had a surprise of donuts on our arrival-the kids loved that. We enjoyed the huge island/table-it worked very well for everything we did from prep to eating to playing games. The backyard pool area was very nice and comfortable too. Our one issue was that while the beach access is very close you can't put anything down there. It should actually be termed water access--you can go to the water but don't stop because someone will tell you it's private beach. You actually have to walk quite a little bit to get to public access where you can stop and set a chair down. This was a bit disappointing in that we chose this house close to the beach for my 8 months pregnant daughter to not have to walk so far.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments about our home and service! Please call us anytime you have beach access issues. There are a lot of misunderstandings about beach access in Destin. The first 20' of dry sand is public, and we have great relationships with beach vendors and code enforcement and can pleasantly take care of this for our guests. We're fortunate in Destin to have all these public beach access points since much of Florida's beaches are private.
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Illinois
5

Delightful Escape to Chesapeake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with friends in this lovely home. We thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the pool, dinners around the awesome kitchen island, and walking the beach. The home is close to everything! Couple minutes to the beach with easy access, a couple minutes to anything you would need (i.e. Whole Foods, Publix, Bass Pro Shop, restaurants galore) and ample shopping if that is what you enjoy. Bedrooms were well outfitted and comfortable. Perfect house for the six of us. We loved the neighborhood feel and enjoyed many walks around the area. The only thing missing was a view of the ocean from the front porch!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to hosting you and your family again. Jeff, Christine and the entire Sugar Palm Rentals Team
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5

Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Chesapeake Cottage. Having kids enjoying pool and being so close to beach and shopping. Place is well stocked and clean. We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed Chesapeake Cottage! It is a great home and perfect location. We look forward to seeing you again! Christine, Jeff and the Sugar Palm Rentals Team.
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5

great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family to meet up. It was clean, comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed the pool area and used it every day.The weather was great and so was Jeff. We hope to return again son.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our home. We're happy you found it clean and comfortable. While I'd like to say we did that especially for you, in reality we make sure that our homes are perfectly clean after each guest. But I did order the great weather for you! I'll take credit for that one :-) We look forward to having you return again next year. Jeff, Christine and the entire Sugar Palm Rentals Staff
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
VPS
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Gulf of Mexico

Crystal Beach is a low-density, cottage-style neighborhood, with sidewalks and white picket fences, yet we're nestled in shopping, fine dining, and attraction for families with kids.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Crystal Beach, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
 
 
Holiday 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,885
for 5 nights
From
£291
£2,177
 
 
January 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,029
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
£2,348
 
 
February 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
14 night minimum stay
£2,348
for 14 nights
£1,389
£2,348
 
 
Early Spring Special
3 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 3 nights
From
£249
From
£316
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,177
 
 
Spring Break 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,927
for 7 nights
£2,927
 
 
Late Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,379
for 3 nights
From
£316
From
£408
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,594
 
 
Early Summer Special
19 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,094
for 7 nights
£3,094
 
 
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,098
for 7 nights
£4,098
 
 
July 4th Week 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,344
for 7 nights
£4,344
 
 
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,098
for 7 nights
£4,098
 
 
Late Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,504
for 3 nights
From
£358
From
£458
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,927
 
 
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 3 nights
From
£249
From
£333
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,177
 
 
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,885
for 5 nights
From
£291
£2,177
 
 
Winter 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
 
 
Holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,885
for 5 nights
From
£291
£2,177
 
 
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,029
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
£2,348
 
 
February 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
14 night minimum stay
£2,348
for 14 nights
£1,389
£2,348
 
 
Early Spring Special 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 3 nights
From
£249
From
£316
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,177
 
 
Spring Break 2019
9 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,927
for 7 nights
£2,927
 
 
Late Spring 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 17 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,379
for 3 nights
From
£316
From
£408
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,594
 
 
Early Summer Special
18 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,094
for 7 nights
£3,094
 
 
Summer 2019
25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,098
for 7 nights
£4,098
 
 
July 4th Week 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,344
for 7 nights
£4,344
 
 
Summer 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,098
for 7 nights
£4,098
 
 
Late Summer 2019
17 Aug 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,504
for 3 nights
From
£358
From
£458
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,927
 
 
Fall 2019
3 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 3 nights
From
£249
From
£333
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,177
 
 
Winter 2019
19 Oct 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
 
 
Thanksgiving 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,885
for 5 nights
From
£291
£2,177
 
 
Winter 2019
24 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,844
 
 
Holiday 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£1,885
for 5 nights
From
£291
£2,177
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,344
for 7 nights
£4,344
 

Additional pricing information

Booking fee £74.33 + Tax
Damage Protection £44.3
Cleaning Fee £274.04 + Tax
Pet Fee £150.16 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booked. Rate quotes on VRBO are approximations - call or email us for exact quotes, or if you have any questions at all. We love to speak with our guests!

Cleaning fee and 11% tax applies to all stays.

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