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These Are The Days, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Crystal Beach, Destin Area Vacation Rental Cottage

Matt and Michelle Markel
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About Owner


  •  281-610-1881
    08:00 am - 09:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

  • Bedrooms:
    3
  • Bathrooms:
    2
  • Sleeps:
    8
  • Cottage
  • Reviews:
    9
  • Views:
    8789

Last Updated: 11/28/2018

Description

Your New Destin Favorite Awaits! Bikes Included in your Rental!

This gorgeous 3BR/2BA cottage is located in the most highly sought after area of Destin, Crystal Beach, and nestled into Clipper Cove, a quintisessential coastal neighbrhood, complete with pastel colored cottages and white picket fences. Best of all, this lovely cottage is just 400 steps from the beach (yes, we counted!)  It's also an easy walk to world class shopping and dining. Everything is ready for your arrival in this newly furnished, newly decorated and equipped, and freshly painted 3 BR/2BA cottage in Crystal Beach.

"These Are The Days" comfortably accomodates 8 guests (4 adults max) with its super functional open floorplan. Bikes are included!


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**  
**SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE EXCEPTIONS**
**RENTALS DURING PEAK SEASONS (SPRING BREAK/SUMMER) ARE FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY**
**NO COLLEGE AGE SPRING BREAK GROUPS, CHAPERONED OR OTHERWISE, NO EXCEPTIONS**

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, stainless steel glass top stove/oven, stainless steel dishwasher.
NEW- Well stocked equipment and supplies including new toaster oven/microwave/coffee maker/Keurig K-cup maker, utensils,  food 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.'
 
 

Availability


Available

Booked

Check-In Only

Check-Out Only

Rates

From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
11-03-2018
03-01-2019
$200.00 -- $1,100.00 -- 3
03-02-2019
04-19-2019
$275.00 -- $1,750.00 -- 5
04-20-2019
04-26-2019
-- -- $1,850.00 -- 7
04-27-2019
05-23-2019
$250.00 -- $1,650.00 -- 3
05-24-2019
05-26-2019
$315.00 -- -- -- 3
05-27-2019
06-28-2019
-- -- $2,400.00 -- 7
06-29-2019
07-05-2019
-- -- $2,500.00 -- 7
07-06-2019
08-09-2019
-- -- $2,400.00 -- 7
08-10-2019
08-29-2019
$250.00 -- $1,650.00 -- 3
08-30-2019
09-01-2019
$315.00 -- -- -- 3

Cleaning: $195.00

FL/Okaloosa Tax: 11%

Refundable Damage Deposit: $300.00

Addtl Guest Fee (any # guests over 6/day): $10.00

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM

Amenities

Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
Entertainment
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • Bikes Included
Games
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
General
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Beach Chairs Provided
Parking
  • Parking for 2 cars

Activities

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
  • Dolphin Cruise Aboard the Original Sea Blaster
  • Wet N' Wild Watersports Parasailing
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Destin Harbor Private Sailing Excursion
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Waverunner Rentals w/ Wet N' WIld
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter with Reel Deal Charters
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Wet N Wild Watersports Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • 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 Back Porch
  • 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
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • 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
  • 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
Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Beach Rentals
  • Romantic

Reviews

Amy I

Great house in a great location!    Jul 27, 2018




"These are the Days” was perfect for our family of Four. Location on the “less busy” end of Destin. Quiet, clean, safe neighborhood. All beds were comfortable. Nice having TVs in every room. Layout of the house is ideal. Short walk to the beach. The 4 bikes provided were a hit; great for exercise on our way to the yogurt shop! We used the beach cart to haul our cooler through the sand. Convenient! Five star vacation! The owners have gone above and beyond to make the house the perfect place to stay for Destin.

Gina Fawcett

Perfect for our family!    Jul 07, 2018



In the past we have rented large homes with other families right on the beach, We were concerned that we would not get a quality accommodation to fit the budget of a single family - we could not be more wrong. Every need we had was met by this home and more. Perfect accommodations, our family of 5 had plenty of space and everything we needed. The neighborhood is well kept and adorable, and so close to the beach - just a short walk is no joke. The beach is the most beautiful one we have seen yet - clear aqua green water and sparkling sands. We were very very happy! Michelle is a pleasure to work with and the local property manager was there lickity split when we had a question. Highly recommend and we will be back!

Emily and Scott M.

We Couldn't Have Chosen A Better Place to Stay!    Jul 22, 2017




Everything was so perfect at this cottage. We loved the decor and amenities.Everything was very clean! The short walk to the beach was so convenient with our 3 kids. We loved stopping by Camilles for a breakfast sandwich before the beach. A huge plus for our family. We took advantage of the many activities the owners put in their blue book. All of their recommendations were spot on!

This was our 1st trip to Destin but definitely not our last! We hope to return to These Are The Days next year and maybe take my in laws!They would love it!

Kerri D

Great location and great house!    Jul 10, 2017




Having never been to Destin before, we were thrilled over the location of this house once we got the lay of the land! Tucked in a quiet neighborhood, you would never realize that less than half a mile up the street there is a grocery store, pharmacy, cinema, restaurants and an outdoor mall. The traffic in that area was very manageable and you were just a short drive away from the many attractions in Destin and Okaloosa Island to the west and Miramar Beach and Sandestin to the east...a very nice central location. There was minimal traffic in the neighborhood, which was nice with small children. The walk to the beach was very manageable for our 6 and 4 year old, and the beach cart, umbrella, chairs, sand toys and boogie boards were an added bonus that helped minimize our packing from home. The beach itself is pristine, not overly crowded, and has public restrooms and showers to rinse off before your walk home. The house was very clean, simply and nicely decorated, had anything we needed to prepare meals at home, and was very comfortable for our family. There is plenty of closet space although not a lot of drawer space for clothing. The pool is just 3 houses away, and while small, was roomy enough for the three families there the day we visited. The Markels were very responsive and easy to work with. We definitely would stay here again!

Sara K

Best Vacation In Years!    May 21, 2017



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.

Keira F

A much needed getaway!    May 18, 2017




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!!!

Kim Y

Cute, quaint, beachy    May 17, 2017




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!

Hayley R

Ideal Location!    Sep 19, 2016




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.

Hayley R

Ideal Location!    Sep 06, 2016




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.

FAQ

A maximum of two (2) vehicles will fit safely in the driveway without overlapping the sidewalk. No street parking. No RV, camper, jet sk, etc. parking is allowed per HOA rules.
Very little, as we provide many great ammenities and a well-stocked home ready for your vacation. We do recommend that you bring these items to get your stay off to a hassle-free start:

- beach towels
- extra toilet paper (1 starter roll per bathroom is provided)
- additional bath soap/hand soap (2 bars per bathroom are provided)
- a large cooler for bringing food/drink to the beach
- a hammock, our oak trees are a perfect spot for hanging a hammock
No, we do not allow pets of any kind in our cottage. As much as we love our furry friends, we love a super clean house even more. This policy is strictly enforced. See the rental agreement for more details.
We get this question a lot. We are about 400 steps/less than 5 minute walk/ .2 miles from front door to feet in the sand via a nice flat, wide sidewalk. It's an easy walk for young and old alike. You can see a map on our page as well.
The Clipper Cove Pool is just three doors down from These Are The Days." It is a gated pool with a nice deck, pool chairs and restrooms. Access is via a gate code which we provide to our guests in our welcome packet. The pool is accessible to guests and residents only. It is heated durinng popular holiday periods. 
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