|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Top Reasons to Book this lovely Cottage!
1. Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you from Real Joy, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy TWO free admissions each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling available May-Sept, Dolphin Cruise available Mar-Oct, Water Park available Mem. Day-Labor Day, all other activities are year-round.
2. Private Pool with Lush Tropical Landscaping, Outdoor Shower, Porch and balcony!
3. 500 yards to Crystal Beach!
4. Flatscreen Tvs downstairs and 3 bedrooms.
5. This home is managed by RealJOY Vacations, which means you have access to 24/7 service for any emergencies which may arise so you can have a stress-free vacation!
6. Fantastic Location! Walking distance to shops and restaurants including Destin Commons with over 75 shops, including Cold Stone Creamery, Rave Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop!
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*This property is Not available to Adults under age 25, No Exceptions.*
*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL* Snowbird Season is from Nov 16 thru Feb 17 on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $1700 per month + $750 refundable deposit and taxes/fees. To reserve, please call reservations at 850-974-0974.
Three bedroom Sundance Cottage is located only 500 yards from the white sandy beaches and emerald green water and boasts a private pool. With the gorgeous tropical landscaping and private pool surrounded with a white picket fence, porch and spacious living areas, you'll be set for the perfect beach vacation! You'll have lots of privacy in the first floor master suite with king sized bed and flatscreen tv. The open plan design of the lower level features lots of natural light, fireplace, beach-themed decor and tasteful furnishings.
The Bed Setup:
Master 1st Floor - King
2nd Guest 2nd Floor - Three Queens
3rd Guest 2nd Floor - Queen
Living Room 1st Floor - Queen Sleeper Sofa
Crystal Beach is a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Walk to close by restaurants such as the award-winning 790 Inn on the Gulf, or Sarah K's Gourmet, get your fro-yo on at U-Twirl Frozen Yogurt or learn how to ride the waves at All-A Board Surf School.
The location and charm of SunDance Cottage can't be beat!
Sundance Cottage is just a few minutes drive from all Destin has to offer, including go-kart rentals, dolphin cruises, charter fishing, parasailing, Big Kahuna's Water Park, The Track Family Fun Center, and the Silver Sands Outlet Mall.
Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest! Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Cold Stone Creamery, Rave Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.
~One of the many vacation rentals managed by RealJoy Vacations in Destin, Florida.~
The house looked exactly like the pictures. The decor is so cute for a vacation home. It was clean and had plenty of bath towels, sheets, pillows, & blankets. You need to bring beach towels. They provided some toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, wash cloths, and the usual pots, pans, cups, plates, and cooking utensils. You need everything else. And by everything, I mean even including salt & pepper shakers. There is no trace of any spices or sugar or anything from previous renters. The grill was a little hard to light but we eventually got it going. And the pool needs to be cleaned daily or at least every other day. We arrived on a Wednesday. The pool was a little dirty. We skimmed it for about an hour and it improved. The pool man vacummed it on Friday and it looked 100% better. The house is walking distance to the beach and a 5 minute drive to the shopping center. They have chairs and umbrellas available to rent on the beach. There's a small restaurant Camille's across from the beach. We grabbed breakfast there and it was amazing. But go early because it gets busy fast. They also sell other food/drinks/beer & booze. We saw a water bug one night in the downstairs bathroom of the house once but that was it. It did not ruin our stay by any means. We rented a pontoon for a day, walked the harbor, went out to dinner, shopped, and hung at the beach and the pool. Everything went perfect. It was one of our best vacations yet. Destin is beautiful!
First impressions of the house are good but then looking more at it you can see that it is need of some updating. Paint peeling or discolored on the outside. Upstairs deck was great until my daughter got a big sliver in her foot from the splintering wood. Lucky for us it is close to a Walgreens so we ran over there to buy a tweezers and pull it out.
The pool was a disaster when we arrived, full of leaves, a frog and a deck chair in the deep end. I sent a message and asked for it to be cleaned up and the pool guy was out before noon the next day to clean up. He did have to shock the pool so we couldn't use the pool until the evening of our second day.
Inside the house is pretty much as the pictures show, nothing fancy but very acceptable. It did look like they upgraded some of the TVs to all flat screen from the pictures which was nice but we really didn't spend too much time watching TV as the weather was nice to sit outside. The other issue we had was with the dryer, the heating element didn't work so we couldn't dry any clothes, major bummer for a beach/pool vacation. Again I contacted the agency and sent someone out promptly to address. Repair guy said he needed to order a part and would be back tomorrow but never came back to fix. I didn't receive any follow up calls or e-mails on the repair but also didn't pursue on my side. We would have liked to wash the bath towels as were somewhat limited in quantity but had to make due.
The house came with some dish soap, bars of soap and some dishwasher tablets, the things missing that would have been nice to know was a hair dryer, again not the end of the world but nice to know. As this is truly a rental house, there are no beach toys, chairs, bags, etc so it is pretty bare bones. We ended up at Walmart for some of these things, again not the end of the world as we just made chairs out of the beautiful sand beach.
Some other pros and cons from our perspective:
Great location - walk to beach or shops/food
Kids thought the 3 beds in one room was the greatest thing ever
Wifi and cable were nice
AC worked fine
Location is on a busier street with a stop sign...above average traffic noise
Pool is smaller and wasn't heated, not super private but didn't bother us
Ice maker in fridge was a bit messy/noisy
Bottom line would i stay here again, probably yes just based on the location but may look for a place a block in either direction to get off the main road.
The walk to the beach takes almost 10 minutes and pool was a little dirty from the recent storms when we went. But the house was great! Perfect for two families with kids. An upstairs bedroom has 3 queen beds. Worked out great. Cute house!
Awesome and relax ! only two blocks away from the beach 5 minute walk... the property is bigger than appears and really comfortable!!!
only down side was the spring mattress from the sofa bed (most likely needs to be replaced)
Other than that I totally recommend this property we are looking forward for our next Destin getaway !!! if you do some pricing search you wont get more for your bucks anywhere else.
We enjoyed our stay at the Sundance Cottage. The house was almost exactly as described, the only difference was that it is not 2.5 bathrooms is it 2 with one being a Jack and Jill bathroom upstairs between the two bedrooms. It was a very short walk to Crystal beach and it was an open public beach for miles, clear water, beautiful white sands! The only suggestion I would have for this property would be that an outdoor shower curtain rod be installed and a shower curtain be put up so when you are showering off after being on the beach all day you will have some privacy as the outdoor shower is on a street with a good volume of traffic so it is not very private. Overall, we had a great time and would consider renting this property again! Great place!!!!!!
It is about 7 mins walk to the Crystal Beach (it is a private beach). The property exact as the description. However, the internet connection was not very stable. There was a very heavy odor on the stairway. One more thing, there was a dead crockroach in the second floor bathroom!!! Other than that, everything was good.
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