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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.



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


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- 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


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


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.


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

Matt and Michelle Markel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 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!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - hot and cold water
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Everything New, A Gem in Desirable Clipper Cove, Bikes Included in your Rental
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

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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Clean, well kept property. Excellent location to EVERYTHING! Well equipped kitchen to feed all.

  • 4 of 5

Simply decorated but new and fresh looking. Comfy beds and bedding to curl up in....not like other rentals where you wonder whether the bedding had even been changed. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils and Tupperware to store leftovers. Two different coffee machines and a toaster oven. A few blocks from everything. Great location!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three were looking for a special vacation rental - we all needed to unwind and de-stress and were looking for a cottage that was comfortable and would enable us to totally relax. I am very happy to report that we found just what we were looking for in These Are The Days. Everything was fantastic and all the little touches were thoughtful and very much appreciated. The Keurig coffee machine was very welcome first thing; the beach cart and beach chairs were invaluable; the beautiful interior very much enjoyed. It appeared that nothing was missed off the list and it enabled us to thoroughly enjoy our week by the beach. The location is perfect too - a five minute easy walk to the wonderful Crystal Beach - but still feeling quiet and residential. You really do have everything you need and it's all provided in an idyllic setting. If we head back to Destin (I should probably say 'when', rather than 'if' because we loved it so much!), we would would love to rent this cottage again. Thank you to the Markel family for making it a pleasurable experience from beginning to end.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to go back!

  • 5 of 5

It really is the little things – and that’s what made These Are the Days such an enjoyable place to be for our family last week. The home was a perfect size for 2 adults, 2 teens, and 2 children. The location was great - a five minute walk to a nice public access point with restrooms. The quaint neighborhood was close to restaurants and stores, yet felt very residential and private. The community pool was small, but we only used it a couple of times. Little things like the bikes, the beach cart, the extra beach chairs and beach toys, the pancake griddle, a clean well-stocked kitchen gave us a home away from home feeling. Everything was very organized and well explained. I knew even before our trip we were in good hands - the owner was truly great to work with. She responded very quickly and generously answered all of my concerns and questions. It’s easy to see what attracted their family to this area and this home. We hope to return again to Destin and spend more days at These Are the Days. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will stay again next year !!!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful! We had a wonderful time. The furnishing are beautiful and you feel like you are at the beach when you walk in. Anything you can think of has been provided for cooking , packing a lunch for the beach or just chilling in the front porch with a glass of wine. Quiet neighborhood and less than 600 steps to sugar , white sand. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely beach home. Hopefully it will be available on our next trip to Destin !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Break 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
29 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017/2018
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

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

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning Fee £156 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Two payments-
50% -Down 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.

NO PETS- We are not able to make exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
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Nearest Train
50 Miles
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0.2 Miles
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