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Everything New, A Gem in Desirable Clipper Cove, Bikes Included in your Rental

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue

Overview

About the property

Your New Family Favorite in Beautiful Crystal Beach Awaits your Arrival!

Newly furnished, newly decorated and equipped, and freshly painted three bedroom, two bath, cottage in Crystal Beach. Everything new, fresh and awaiting your arrival for your Destin Beach vacation.

**RENTALS DURING PEAK SEASONS ARE FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY**

**NO COLLEGE AGE SPRING BREAK GROUPS, CHAPERONED OR OTHERWISE, NO EXCEPTIONS**

This gorgeous cottage is located in the desirable, quiet, private and family-friendly Clipper Cove neighborhood, complete with white picket fences. Ideally located just 400 steps from the beach (yes, we counted) and an easy walk to world class shopping and dining. Whether you prefer lazy days on the sugar white sand beaches or planned activities and shopping, this property has it all.

Sleeping accommodations: 1 KING/1 QUEEN/2 SETS OF BUNK BEDS

**MAXIMUM OF 4 ADULTS** **NO ADULTS IN BUNK BEDS**

The spacious open floor plan means every guest has elbow room and a place to relax, socialize with family, watch TV, do a puzzle, take a nap, enjoy a quiet book on the porch, etc. Your choice, you're on vacation!

NEW UPGRADES AND DECOR:

NEW- Upscale Beach Cottage Furnishings throughout

NEW- Wall hung Flat Screen TV and Blu-Ray Player in Family Room

NEW- Dining area for six to eight guests

NEW- Counter height barstools at kitchen bar top

BEDROOMS-

NEW-bedding/mattresses/furniture/decor in all 3 bedrooms

NEW-flat screen TVs in every bedroom

NEW- XBOX in bunk room with games

NEW- kid- friendly DVD collection in bunk room

KITCHEN-

NEW stainless steel refrigerator and glass top stove/oven

NEW- Well stocked equipment and supplies including new toaster oven/microwave/coffee maker/Keurig K-cup maker, utensils, storage, etc.

OUTDOOR-

NEW-outdoor patio furniture for relaxing in the shade after a day at the beach

NEW-outdoor BBQ gas grill

So many extras.....

-NEW 4 Beach cruiser bikes included!

-NEW Beach gear including beach chairs and toys, beach cart, umbrella, boogie boards, Paddle Ball, etc. (inventory varies)

-NEW XBOX for the kids in the bunk room

-Neighborhood Pool with Coded Gate for guests and residents only, just a few doors down

-FREE WiFi throughout the home

Two beach accesses just a few doors down in either direction. Both are an easy 5 minute walk on neighborhood sidewalks. So easy, even the little ones will be happy!

When you've had enough fun in the sun, come back to Clipper Cove and enjoy the community pool for residents and guests only. It's just two doors down.

Within walking distance to The Commons, a first-class retail shopping and dining experience complete with a movie theater.

Two family entertainment venues, The Track Amusement Center and Big Kahuna's, are a quick five minute car ride from the house. The Track is full of fun with mini-golf, go carts, water bumper boats, and even bungee jumping! Big Kahuna's, a family favorite outdoor water park is fun for all ages!

We even have a little coffee shop right around the corner (Camille's) you can walk to for your first cup of Joe in the morning. It's a great place to check out beach conditions for the day and read the morning paper on their outdoor patio. They have fresh baked breakfast treats daily and smoothies too. You can even stop in for a great sandwich for lunch. For dinner, their upstairs restaurant is our Destin favorite for it's cozy atmosphere and phenomenal seafood and sushi.

Last, but certainly not least, we personally make all of our reservations for our home. Please feel free to contact us anytime! We'd love to tell you more or answer any questions you might have about your upcoming stay in beautiful Destin, Florida.

Come and make some memories of your own at 'These Are The Days.'

More Details

Owner
Matt and Michelle Markel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Matt and Michelle Markel

We love the beach and we wanted a place to make lasting memories for our family. We hope you and your family will make some wonderful memories of your own in our little slice of heaven of in Destin, Florida. We named the house 'These Are The Days' after an 80's song that reminds us that these are days to remember and appreciate.

Matt and Michelle Markel purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Matt and Michelle Markel chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

We've been coming to Destin for beach vacations for many years with our family and friends. When we saw what is now 'These Are The Days' we knew it was the perfect home for us. It's steps away from the beautiful beaches, within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and local activities, but is tucked away in a quiet little beach neighborhood. A true gem!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clipper Cove in Destin

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , Top bunks for under 18 years old and under 125 lbs only.
  • All new beds, mattresses and bedding in all bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Everything New, A Gem in Desirable Clipper Cove, Bikes Included in your Rental
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

Best Vacation In Years

  • 5 of 5

This was the first "real" vacation we have taken in years. What an amazing experience from beginning to end! The owners responded immediately to my request, and were helpful every step of the way.

The cottage was absolutely perfect for our family. It is so spacious and the layout makes it very user friendly. The beach decor is very classy, subtle, and soothing. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, and my boys loved the bunk room with their own T.V. and X Box. The kitchen was extremely well equipped with every appliance and utensil imaginable. Everything was immaculate when we arrived, and we were even able to check in early, which was a huge blessing after driving for two days.

We enjoyed the walk to the beach, although my eight year old was starting to slow down on the return trips after playing in the ocean. The beach chairs, toys, and cart were yet another added bonus to this adorable cottage.

We definitely were not ready to leave These Are The Days. We made wonderful memories and hope to visit again soon.

Thank you so much to the Markels for sharing this little piece of paradise with us.

Sara K.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A much needed peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a Mom's getaway trip and it was PERFECT!!! There were four of us and we did not feel crowded at all. The location is wonderful. It is within minutes of shopping and restaurants yet feels secluded. The walk to the beach was less than 5 minutes, and when it got too windy one day, we took advantage of the community pool that is located a couple of doors down from the house. The house is perfect for a family, and I am planning on returning with my family at some point. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute, quaint and beachy

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and location! We liked that the house was located in a circular drive... Hardly any traffic passed the house. The house had a nice cottage and beachy feel, with some good shade trees that made it relaxing to sit on the front porch. Only a 5 minute walk to the beach!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was charming and was in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed to have a relaxing family vacation. The owner was very responsive through the entire rental process. It was definitely a place we'd consider staying again for another vacation. The beautiful beach was within a short walk. Restaurants and shopping were very close. Which made it a hassle-free vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable, well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed out stay in this home, It offered everything we needed in working order. The floor plan makes it easy to move around with adequate space to have company. Decorations also made it homey. It made us feel at home when first walking in. We give this home a 5 star rating.

Mary & Dan

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I can't thank you enough for providing us with the perfect vacation home! We LOVED that the house was so close to the beach, nearby restaurants, and the pool! It was so relaxing and convenient to be able to walk everywhere. For anyone wondering, this house is in the ideal location. We also loved having Camilles so close-yum! The house was the perfect setup as well; spacious living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Everything was so nice and easy and we definitely would recommend this house to anyone looking to vacation in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Destin Commons
"Great for teens and adults. Walkable outdoor town square feel with loads of great shopping, ..."
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Pompano Joe's
"Fun for the whole family of seafood lovers!"
Camille's
"The cafe downstairs is a great place to walk to for your first cup of coffee and a look at t..."
Walmart Supercenter
"Great place to stock up on groceries, beach suppies, you name it!"
Track Family Recreation Center
"Fun for kids of all ages!"
Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park
Crab Trap
Stinky's Fish Camp
"I haven't had the pleasure of this one, but I hear it is a must do when in Destin."
Harbor Docks
"Fresh Seafood right out the water is their claim to fame. Great atmosphere overlooking the w..."
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Valparaiso (VPS), Valparaiso, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Regatta Bay Golf And Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak National Rail Passenger, Pensacola, FL
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Camille's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Crystal Beach Destin, The Shores At Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Clipper Cove neighborhood is steps from the beach. Restaurants and retail are within walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clipper Cove, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£984
 
 
Summer 2017
29 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,101
for 7 nights
£2,101
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£856
for 3 nights
From
£215
£1,667
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,028
 
 
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£856
for 3 nights
From
£215
£1,667
 
 
Fall Break
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,715
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£728
for 3 nights
From
£172
£1,028
£1,886
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,272
for 7 nights
£2,272
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Cleaning Fee £150.74 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 11.0%

Must be 25 years or older. Rates and policies subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Two payments-
50% -1st Payment due at booking
50%- 2nd payment due 60 days prior to arrival.
Payments are non-refundable. Please consider purchasing a Cancellation Protection Plan via CSA as you make your reservation.


*Payments made with a credit card issued outside the U.S. will incur a 4.9% foreign credit card transaction fee. This amount will be deducted from your damage deposit.

Damage Deposit: $300, Refundable within 1 week after departure (less international credit card transaction fees if applicable)

No school spring breakers or chaperoned groups. Absolutely no exceptions.

4 adults maximum

NO PETS- We are not able to make exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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