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Changes in Latitude: Luxury Home, 3 Master Suites, Great View of the Lagoon Pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,860 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5Bd, 4Ba, 2Lr, Sleeps 15, Lagoon Pool, Hot Tub, Tiki Bar, Beach Shuttle

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Changes in Latitude bring changes in attitude! Let your stresses melt away the moment you walk through the doors. Changes in Latitude is a beautifully decorated newer construction home in the prestigious, gated Villages of Crystal Beach in Destin, Florida.

Changes in Latitude is just across the street from the beautiful lagoon style pool with zero entry and an island with waterfalls in the middle. You’re surrounded by beautiful landscaping, music and plenty of beach chairs. Kick back and relax in the hot tub or enjoy an afternoon in the tiki hut area, complete with comfortable seating and large grill for preparing a great barbecue meal for your family and friends.

The beautiful white sands and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico are just two short blocks from the neighborhood. Take a leisure stroll, a short drive or, better yet, take a ride on the Sandy Express Trolley to one of the nearby beach accesses. The Sandy Express Trolley is a free service provided by the Villages of Crystal Beach for all of its visitors. They’ll even come pick you up when you've soaked in all that the beaches have to offer. Note: The Sandy Express Trolley service is only available during peak season.

Need a day of shopping and pampering? You’re in luck! Destin Commons is right across the Emerald Coast Parkway (Highway 98) from The Villages of Crystal Beach. Here you’ll find plenty of specialty shops, restaurants and a movie theater. Still not enough shopping? The Silver Sands Premium Outlet with more than 100 outlet stores is less than 5 miles downs the road.

How about a day of fishing with the kids? Bass Pro Shops is in Destin Commons so you can pick up all of the necessary gear if you left it at home. The Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier is just a quick 20 minute drive west on the Emerald Coast Parkway. They have very reasonable rates for a day’s-worth of fishing. Didn't bring your fishing gear and don’t want to buy any? Not a problem, you can rent all of the equipment you need right at the pier. They also have a discounted rate non-fishing spectators.

Not the fishing or shopping type? Don’t worry, we have the golfers covered too. The Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club, The Kelly Plantation Golf Club, The Emerald Bay Golf Club and The Indian Bayou Golf Club are all within four miles of the front door of Changes in Latitude.

So, maybe you’re the more adventurous type. Let the adrenaline flow with nearby jet skiing, parasailing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, tubing and paddle boarding.

Need a day to just sit back and relax? Start your morning off with a fresh cup of coffee or tea on either the second or third floor balconies – they both have a beautiful view of the lagoon style pool. Hungry for lunch? Don’t worry, there are several local restaurants that will deliver food right to your door. With choices like Italian, Thai, Chinese, vegetarian, pizza, barbecue and café style food, you’re sure to find something you like. Time for dinner? There’s a gas grill on the front porch for grilling up your favorite dinner with easy clean up. Throughout the day, enjoy high-definition TV or DVD movies in either of the two spacious living rooms. You can also enjoy free WiFi throughout the three floors of Changes in Latitude.

Let your Changes in Latitude bring changes in attitude!






Great Room (Living, Dining and Kitchen):

The first floor boast a very open floor plan including a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. There is a breakfast bar for casual dining and a dining room with a table to seat 6. The living room includes a couch, a love seat and a 55” large screen HDTV and DVD player. The first floor also includes a bathroom with full size shower/tub and laundry room with full size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.



The first floor bedroom includes a queen size bed, a 28” HDTV with a DVD player, and a large closet.




Master Suite #1:

The first master bedroom on the second floor is spectacular with its access to the second floor balcony overlooking the beautiful lagoon pool. It has a king size bed, large screen HDTV, and a Futon couch that converts into a full size bed. Also inside the master bedroom, there is a wet bar that includes a small refrigerator, a sink, a microwave and a coffee pot so that you don’t even have to leave your bedroom to enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the balcony! The master suite also include a large bathroom with a jetted garden tub, two separate vanities and a separate stand-up shower.


Master Suite #2:

The second master bedroom on the second floor includes a queen size bed, a 28” HDTV and DVD player. That bathroom in this master suite includes a full size shower/tub and vanity.




Living Room:

This living room is wonderful. It includes an L-shaped sectional couch and a Futon couch that converts to a full size bed. There is also a wet bar with a small refrigerator, sink and microwave. It has a large HDTV with DVD player and an Xbox 360 with Kinect, two controllers and several kid friendly games. French doors in the living room open up to the third floor balcony with spectacular views of the community’s lagoon pool. There is access to the Jack and Jill bathroom from the living room. With this living room, it makes the third floor almost like an extra 2-bedroom condo (though no exterior access to the third floor).


Master Bedroom:

The third floor master bedroom includes a king size bed, a 28” HDTV with DVD player and a spacious walk-in closet. Within this master bedroom, you have private access to the Jack and Jill bathroom on the third floor.


Bunk Bedroom:

This bedroom is our kids’ favorite! It includes a bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and a twin bed on the top. There’s even a small desk built into the bunk beds so your kids can get their homework done while on vacation (yeah, right!). This bedroom also includes a 28” HDTV with DVD player.


This luxury beach house includes free 100Mb broadband internet access and WiFi. We've even installed a WiFi extender to make sure you get great signal strength even on the third floor balcony. There are 7 HDTV’s in the house, all with DVD players. The two large TV’s in the living areas include cable TV with 220+ channels including all HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz. Enjoy free local and long distance (within the Continental United States) calling.

This is a non-smoking unit.

No pets.

Must be 25 years of age to rent.

Violators will be asked to leave with no refund.

Check-in on Saturday at 4:00 PM, Check-out on Saturday at 10:00 AM

More Details

Jon Riddle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Jon Riddle

We’re excited to welcome you to Changes in Latitude, our home away from home in the Villages of Crystal Beach. When we aren’t enjoying our place in Destin, Florida, we’re at home in Floyd Knobs, Indiana. We are the Riddles – Jon, Karen, Eric and Ellie. Jon is a Business Systems Analyst for a manufacturing company based in New Albany, Indiana and Karen is the Human Resources Coordinator for a medical imaging company based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jon Riddle purchased this house in 2014

Why Jon Riddle chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

When we got married, we started tossing around the idea of owning vacation rental property. We always kept our eyes on the market for the right opportunity. As we vacationed, we always kept note of the places we visited because we wanted to make sure that wherever we started this venture, that we would always be excited to use the home for our own family vacations.

In the fall of 2014, we rented a home in the Villages of Crystal Beach for our fall break vacation and immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. We quickly found our realtor and started touring at all of the homes that were for sale in the neighborhood. We loved everything that we saw, but decided to sleep on it to make sure we were making the right decision. We returned home to Indiana. A week later, we decided the time and opportunity was right for us and decided to purchase 210 Grand Key Loop West.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of this home include beautiful views of the lagoon pool from both the second and third floor balconies. With the extra living area, master bedroom and bunk room on the third floor, its almost like you have an extra 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo. The house is just steps away from the beautiful community pool, hot tub and tiki bar. Having 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, you can bring some of your extended family on vacation with you. The large living area on the first floor is great for all guests to gather.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second Floor Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Second Floor Master Bed Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Third Floor Jack & Jill Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Second Floor Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Second Floor Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Third Floor Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Third Floor Bunk Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    First Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Changes in Latitude: Luxury Home, 3 Master Suites, Great View of the Lagoon Pool
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

Great house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Changes of Latitude during spring break with a group of 12. The home was very comfortable for our large group. The house was very clean and well maintained. The location was great. The house was across from the large pool. The beach is a very short walk away. The beach tram was very helpful and used several times a day during our stay. The community is a great location in Destin as well. Close to everything you could need during your stay...grocery stores, restaurants, shopping...

Jon was very helpful with all the arrangements and easily available if anything came up during the stay. I would recommend this house as a great vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location...close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

We looked forward to our stay and found everything that we needed was very close by....malls, restaurants, activities, grocery stores, shopping. The gulf beaches are an easy 10 min walk from the house through a quaint residential neighborhood...the gulf has beautiful sugar-white sand extending for miles, with easy public access. The community pool is fantastic although rather too cool to use (unheated) in Jan/Feb ...but the hot tub is available. Many people were nonetheless enjoying the sun around the pool most days.

Jon is very proactive in attending to any housekeeping issues you might have...he responds immediately and solves any problems efficiently. During our extended stay, we used the house as a home base for exploring the panhandle...from New Orleans in the west to St. Augustine in the east....with easy access and traveling in both directions. If you've always vacationed in southern Florida, you might look north to Destin's 'Changes in Latitude' for a refreshing change of pace....we really enjoyed ourselves there!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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The pictures are a true representation of the property. Excellent gated community blocks from beach.

  • 5 of 5

My family went for Christmas vacation and there was plenty of room for 6 adults and 2 children with space to spare. We enjoyed playing the Xbox Connect located in the 3rd floor living room. Bowling, Golf, Battleship and Connect were a huge hit. The house is located directly across from the pool. The beach is 3 blocks from the property and an easy walk. The Village of Crystal Beach is located near several shopping centers, restaurants and activities. When we arrived 2 of the shower curtain rods were broke and the light under the kitchen microwave was out. I noticed the owner and he had these issues fixed immediately. I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family had an awesome stay at this home. Very neat, clean and spacious..I would definitely stay here again..!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Layout for Multiple families.

  • 3 of 5

The house had plenty of room for our 6 adults and 5 kids who occupied the entire 3rd floor, they loved it! The pool was awesome and the trolley to the beach works but be prepared to wait and they have limited hours which was a little frustrating at times but we worked around it. The house has no outdoor space for hanging out which I didnt realize but the pool is right across the street so we took our coolers there until the pool guy kicked us out, he takes his job very seriously!

Mr Ritter was very responsive to our initial concerns with the cleanliness of the house. The prior renter clearly did not adhere to the no smoking policy and it haunted us all week. He had the cleaning crew come back day one and they excused it by saying they prior renters did not leave until noon and they only had till 3 to get it done.....sorry not my problem! They also brought glade plug-ins for the stale smoke smell.....did not help :/

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was just a great experience for me and my family! We had 9 adults and 6 children and had plenty of room! The pool was so nice to have for the kids to play in and the beach was only a short distance away!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Regatta Bay, Kelly Plantation, Emerald Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
O'Quigley's Seafood Steamer
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Destin - Pompano Street Beach Access


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Break
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Dec 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £299.91 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £350.54
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Once your first payment is received, your rates will remain what you are quoted.The refundable damage deposit will be returned within 30 days of your departure on your original form of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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