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Southern Sands Destin, Destin, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Crystal Beach, Destin Vacation Rental House

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    08:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Last Updated: 06/14/2024

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Book May 27th, block2beach, 2 master suites & LP floors, pet friendly

Stay in this welcoming beach house, and vacation like you mean it! You will be within walking distance to great beaches, and local restaurants. It comes with 5 bedrooms, a private/heated pool, golf cart rental, fooseball/cornhole -- we've got everything you need.

You will love the huge backyard, with Southern style wrap-around porch, 3 balconies, Jimmy Buffet grilling & dining deck, and private, heated pool.  The backyard is more spacious than most; and an entertainers dream that gives you a chance to relax outdoors with your family and friends.

Inside the home, the main level has a living area for your guests to enjoy.   It has an open concept living area with game table, flat screen television with streaming, office desk area,  book nook, dining room, and kitchen with center island/breakfast bar.  The back door leads directly to the outdoors for relaxing, swimming and dining.

You will find 5 bedrooms, and three private balconies.  You will have two newly updated master suites.  One master suite boosts a private balcony with a beautiful view of the backyard and pool area. The master has a king bed, flat screen television, balcony and attached updated bathroom suite with granite counters, dual sinks, whirlpool tub & shower. The second master suite has a king bed, en suite and a flat-screen television.  The two other bedrooms have king beds with mini-splits, and the fifth has the bunk beds (4 twin beds), and a flat-screen television...

BR #1 King master with bathroom suite and balcony, sleeps 2
BR #2 King master with bathroom suite, sleeps 2
BR #3 King bed with balcony, sleeps 2
BR #4 King bed with balcony, sleeps 2
BR #5 Bunk room with 4 twins, sleeps 4
Main Area:  Queen sofa bed, sleeps 2

Bath #1  Master ensuite has updated shower, double sinks, tub, and toilet
Bath #2  Ensuite 2 with updated shower, sink, and toilet
Bath #3  Shower, sink, & toilet
Bath #4  Recently added with shower, double sinks, and toilet
Bath #5  Half bath on main with sink & toilet
Huge backyard with private, heated pool (Fall & Winter pool heating)
Outdoor grilling and dining deck, overlooks the pool
LED lights around pool and dining areas
NEWLY updated bathrooms with tile to ceiling and glass shower doors
Added NEW bathroom
NEW LP flooring throughout
Foosball in game area
Books and games: plus puzzles, chess, & cards
Cornhole & horseshoes 
Outdoor lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing by the pool
Private, fenced backyard
Outdoor shower with foot wash
Weber natural gas grill
Two chests, one full of beach items and the other has pool toys.
Front porch with the swing and rocking chairs for relaxing and feel the ocean breeze.  Southern style wrap-around porch on main level.  
Large family room with comfortable seating flat-screened television with Roku
Desk area/charging station
Completely stocked kitchen with all necessities of cooking and eating meals at a vacation home
Granite counters and center island/breakfast bar in kitchen 
Paver driveway for parking
Three private balconies
Two masters with en suites
Four kings, four singles, ! queen sleeper sofa, toddler mattress & pack-n-play
Bunk room for kids, plus television
Television with streaming in each bedroom and living areas
Tankless water heater for endless hot water showers
Mini split HVAC units in 2 bedrooms
Washer and dryer
Golf cart rental 6-seater & 4-seater (ask about daily, or weekly rate)
Smoke-free home, smoking outside only
All linens and bath towels and pool towels provided (beach blankets needed)
Starter set of supplies: toilet paper, trash bag, paper towels, soap and shampoo for the bathrooms.

From the house, there are many options to arrive at the sugar white sand and emerald green waters. There are various beach accesses to choose, just one block away, just a short walk to the beach from the house - use the wagon, or rent the golf cart to shuttle beach stuff.  Or, take a short ride to the one of the public beaches with extra parking, showers, bathhouse, restaurant and shaded picnic areas.

The home is located in the desirable Crystal Beach,  a beach house neighborhood that has the best of both worlds.  It is a quaint beach house community that is very close to many activities such as; shopping, dining, fishing, boating, golfing and etc.. Also, it is the ideal location for walking, biking, or jogging on the paved path along the street to the beach.  

The area is loved for some of the best fishing in the world, Destin is known as the "World's luckiest Fishing Village". In fact, the whole month of October is the Fisherman's Rodeo and Seafood Festival.  There are many activities within minutes of this beach house. When you arrive, you will find the "House book" with information with things to do, dining options and etc.   Many closeby restaurants and shopping available..

Cleaning Procedures:
Enhanced cleaning practice
Cleaning with disinfectant
Anti-bacterial Soap provided

If your vacation dates are taken, check out the other 5 bedroom properties:.
Beach Walk Retreat,, located in Crystal Beach, with salt-water private pool/spa, merely 3 houses to the beach, around the corner and 3 masters on the main level with ensuites.
Ocean Retreat Villa,, located in an upscale, gated community of Destiny East, with salt-water private pool/spa and lots of extra amenities. 



House Rules:

Signed Rental Agreement and 50% payment will hold your dates on the calendar.
Florida State & County tax of 13%
Refundable damage deposit of $500
Ask about 6-person, or 4-person golf cart rental
Oct to May - ask to heat the pool


Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 4 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Roll Away Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Bunk Room
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Freestanding Bathtub
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
  • Skylight
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • TV/VCR
  • VCR
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Foosball
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
  • Wet Bar
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Fenced Beachfront Yard
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Golf Cart Included
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • RV Parking Nearby
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Boat Parking Nearby
  • Trailer Parking Nearby


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin Harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille
Fort Walton Beach Florida Activities
  • Air Force Armament Museum
  • Bodywork & Massage
  • Crab Island Watersports
  • Destin Airboat Tours
  • Destin Water Taxi
  • Downtown Cinema Plus
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
  • Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • Fort Walton Beach Parasail
  • Goofy Golf
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Indian Temple Mound Museum
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • Okaloosa Island
  • The Block 3 Clubs in 1
  • The Swamp Club
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
  • Dolphin Watch Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Destin Parasailing Adventure
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Big Kahuna's Water Park
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N' WIld
  • Dragonfly Yoga
  • AMC Theatre
  • 7D Movie Ride
  • The Emerald Cork
  • Heritage Park
  • Sea Lion Show
  • Okaloosa island pier
  • Oklaoosa Island Boardwalk
  • Miracle Strip Parkway
  • Cattywampus Eco Adventures
  • Racetrack Bingo
  • Okaloosa National Mini Golf
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart
  • Local Fitness Center
Fort Walton Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Asiago's Skillet
  • Bay Cafe
  • Blue Collar Cafe
  • Burrito Del Sol
  • Corner Cafe
  • Floyd's Shrimp House
  • Hickory River Smokehouse
  • Old Bay Steamer
  • Original Water Front Crab Shack
  • Props Craft Brewery & Grill
  • Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
  • Stewby's Seafood Shanty
  • Tops Choice Hamburgers
  • The Black Pearl
  • Tijuana Flats
  • The Crab Trap
  • Sabor A Mexico
  • Buffalo's Reef
  • Thai House
  • The Bangkok House Thai
  • Ali Baba Grill Cafe
  • Clemenza's at Uptown
  • Angler's Beachside Grill
  • Fusion Bistro
  • Sonny's BBQ
  • Okinawa Japanese Restaurant
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Kim's Restaurant
  • High Tide Restaurant/Oyster Bar
  • Juno's Sushi-Steak & Seafood
  • Pandora's Steak House
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Ali's Bistro
  • Helen Back Cafe
  • Los Rancheros
  • Mary's Kitchen
  • Fudpucker's Bar & Grill
  • Neighborhood Cafe
  • Mother Earth's Cafe
  • Caffe Italia
  • Ma Ma Nu's Kitchen
  • Dosirak House Inc
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Lanie's Kitchen II
  • Jin Jin Chinese
  • Shrimp Basket
  • Fokker's Pub
  • Siam Garden Cafe
  • Olive Garden
  • IHOP
  • Props Brewery & Grill
  • Rick's Crab Trap
  • Kinfolks BBQ
  • K.C.’s Sandbar & Grill
  • Luxe Sports Grill
  • Momma Goldberg’s Deli
  • Salty Duck
  • Sotol Tequila & Mezcal
  • The Boardroom Pub & Grub
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve
  • Grayton Beach State Park
  • Seaside Beach
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Kitchenique
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Timpoochee Trail
  • Fusion Art Glass Gallery
  • Blue Mountain Beach
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Surfside Spa
  • Fishy Booty Charters
  • Santa Rosa Golf Club
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
  • 30A Bike 19 Mile Bike Path
  • Big Daddy's Bike Rental
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • The Bay
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Basmati's Asian Cuisine
  • Bud & Alley's
  • Bijoux
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • Marie's Bistro
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Borago Restaurant
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Vue on 30a
  • Christiano's
  • Trebeache
  • Angelina's Pizzeria
  • Nick's on the Beach
  • The Creamery
  • La Loba's Bakery



Kathy Mc

Wonderful family vacation home!    Jul 23, 2023

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We had a wonderful week at Southern Sands! Jan was always responsive and helpful. The house was cool and comfortable for our hot July stay! The pool in the backyard was key for us since we had 7 adults and 3 toddlers. It was a nice quiet street that was a 5 minute walk to the sand! I would definitely recommend Jan and Southern Sands!


Kim D

Family Vacation 2023    Jun 10, 2023

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Family Vacation 2023
We loved the house. Jan T was fabulous!! Great location. Gorgeous weather! All in all, it was a perfect trip!
6/10/2023 at 9:22 PM


Calli D

Beautiful House    Apr 28, 2023

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This house was BEAUTIFUL!! It was so close to the beach and had so much around it! The street is beautiful, pool is amazing, the house had everything you needed. The owner responded immediately to any questions I had in reference to things for the house. I most definitely will be staying here again and recommending it to anyone wanting to go to Destin! The only minor things I can say is change would be the bed in the master be a little softer (it’s a little too firm for my liking) and the heated pool to be a little warmer, but it was a very rainy weekend when we went so that could be what caused it to be cold too. My girlfriends and I thoroughly loved this house! Jan is definitely amazing and the house is awesome!!
5/6/2023 at 2:50 AM


Adam F

Vacation as advertised    Mar 25, 2023

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We had a great time staying at the property. The additional community amenities were great. Good access to the beach too.
4/2/2023 at 1:31 AM



Fantastic Stay    May 14, 2022

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My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Southern Sands. There were nine adults and two little ones and there was plenty of room in the house. The backyard and pool were excellent especially since we had our two little grand babies. The house location is excellent. We walked to the beach and used the golf cart every day. We hope to come back a stay again.


Jen W

Great family Home    Oct 02, 2021

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My family and I had a fantastic stay at Southern Sands. The yard is fantastic. When not at the beach the kids were completely entertained by the pool which I totally suggest to heat if fall breaking. It was great to put the young ones to bed and sit in the pool for a chat and a glass of wine with the adults. Our group went on a fishing trip and having the grilling deck to enjoy our bounty was an added bonus. Having the golf cart was a great bonus and Pompano beach access is nice and super close. We also ate out beach side several nights and the kids had a blast taking the golf cart (with a group of nine we did rent an additional cart). There are plenty of beach nets, mats, shovels, chairs, games, etc. that Jan has at the house to use. The stay was fantastic.
10/14/2021 at 7:54 AM


Victor G.

Excellent Vacation Home    Sep 10, 2020

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My family and I were very pleased with our stay at this location. The house had all the amenities we needed for a nice family vacation, which included 3 children and 1 infant. The location was perfect, as it was a short golf cart ride to the beach (1.5 blocks from the nearest beach entrance, about a mile from a large public beach parking lot). Kitchen had all the tools necessary to prepare meals at home, and the grill was a huge plus. Jan, the property manager, was extremely friendly and easy to work with. Overall it was a great experience and would recommend it to others!


William W.

Labor Day Vacation 2020    Sep 01, 2020

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We would definitely stay here again! No major issues through our stay. Jan was attentive to our needs, informative of Destin’s entertainment options and restaurants. The home is located within close proximity of the beach. Enjoyed the golf cart for short trips. The accommodations were comfortable. The pool was great and kept the entire family entertained. Want to thank you again, Jan, we had a great time !!


Becky B.

Family Fun    Aug 15, 2020

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Thank you for allowing my family and I to stay in your home. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.


Sean L.

Family Vacation    Jul 15, 2020

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Excellent location within walking distance to the beach. Plenty of room for everyone to have a comfortable stay.