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CRYB- Off The Grid, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Crystal Beach, Destin Area Vacation Rental House

  •  8504203881
    12:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 10/05/2019


CRYSTAL BEACH, private home with private heated pool!! Pet friendly!!! CALL 850-4203811 to reserve


2. Private Fenced in Backyard w/ HEATED POOL

3. A large master bedroom with King bed that has its own private bath!  

4. Walk to Destin Commons. Convenient but VERY private in the heart of Crystal Beach

5. Nearest Beach Access-Crystal Beach Drive

*This property is Not available to Adults under age 25, No Exceptions.*

*SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL*  Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $2200 per month +500.00 refundable damage deposit.  To reserve, please contact me at 8504203881

OFF THE GRID is a beautiful home situated only a 2 blocks away from the emerald green waters and white sand beaches! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features a spacious kitchen, open living space perfect for entertaining, a washer/dryer, and a private heated swimming pool with outdoor shower perfect for those summer nights! With a king  bed in the master, queen bed in the second guest bedroom, and 2 double beds in the third bedroom this home sleeps 8 guests. With beautiful tropical landscaping, privacy and white picket fences, and being located in the adorable Cottages of Crystal Beach, you'll be set for the perfect beach vacation!

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 OFF THE GRID can't be beat!

The Bed Setup:

Master bedroom- King bed with private bath

1st Guest Room– Queen bed

2nd Guest Room- 2 double beds

Living Room- Sleeper Sofa

Note: * Pool is heated for a weekly stay for 175.00

Area Attractions: 

OFF THE GRID 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 Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
-- -- $1,400.00 -- 7
-- -- $1,350.00 -- 7
-- -- $2,950.00 -- 7

PET FEE: $100.00


POOL HEATING: $150.00 Optional


Additional Information:

  I will rent during off season with a minimum of 3 nights, please call for rate.  I recomment travel insurance in the event that you must cancel.  I require a deposit at time of booking of $500.00, this amount is subtracted from your total rental rate, balance due one month prior to checking in.  I HIGHLY RECOMMMMEND TRAVEL INSURANCE, IN CASE OF CANCELLATION AS THE $500.00 IS WHAT RESERVES THE HOME FOR YOU AND MAY NOT BE REFUNDED, UNLESS i AM ABLE TO RENT YOUR TIME.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Grab Bars
  • Shower/Tub Combo
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Grab Bars in Bathroom
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Managed By Owner
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
Outside Living
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 3 cars
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 King Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Double Beds


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


Wanda Helms

Perfect vacation    May 11, 2019

From the very beginning Rita was so helpful especially since it was our very first time visiting Destin! The house and ground were immaculate ! We immediately felt right at home and enjoyed ourselves so much we did not want to leave! The house is designed very nicely for privacy and the common areas were nice and open! The pool area is nice and private and super clean! The walk to the beach only took about 5 minutes and it also was stunning! We can’t wait to go back! It literally was a perfect vacation!!!!

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

It was great having you Wanda! Please come back again. Rita & Bryant

Alicia Osborne

Amazing home!    May 04, 2019

Rita was wonderful to rent from for my vacation. The home was beautiful! The home is kept maintained well. Very clean when we arrived. The pool was clean. Backyard was well maintained. We had our dog Tessa with us and the community is VERY dog friendly! Neighbors was wonderful. Overall we had an amazing time in Destin with the home in a great location to the Beach and all the activities. I would 100% rent from Rita again and recommend to others. *photo was taken on the beach close to the home.

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

Enjoyed having you so much Gloria! Please come back again anytime!!

Karla Jo Beasley

Looking forward to coming back!    Mar 30, 2019

We booked our vacation with Rita for early Spring and couldn't have been happier! We brought our dog, Lafitte, which made our trip even more like a true family vacation. Rita gave us the name of the local equipment rental place that will rent and deliver practically anything needed: beach chairs, bicycles, golf carts, etc. If I had to put a finger on one thing I liked the best, it would be being able to spend time at the beach during the day and having a private home to return to at the end of the day and cook for ourselves, either by the pool or in the kitchen. Looking forward to next year!

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

It was a pleasure having you and your family Karla Jo! Hope to have you again. Rita

Martin Lake

Great Thanksgiving in Destin    Nov 22, 2018

My family and I have talked about going to Destin for Thanksgiving, but have hesitated not knowing what to expect weather-wise, but after speaking with Rita, we decided to book and we are so glad we did! The weather was just right for shorts and long sleeve T-shirts and the Gulf is still warm enough for us adults to jump in with the kids! The house is in a great location, convenient to the beach as well as the outlet mall for Black Friday. I would recommend this property and we will definitely be back! Thank you Rita

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

It was so nice having you there. Hope you will return soon. You were great guests to have and I so appreciate how you left our home. Rita

Barb PreJean

Great Girls Vacation    Aug 04, 2018

My girlfriends and I booked a week this past summer and plan to do so again next summer! I had intended to write a review, but after returning home and getting back into the "routine", it slipped my mind until we all got together and began talking about another girls trip to Destin. The house and amenities, ( internet, TV, washer/dryer, pool, etc) made our time there so much more enjoyable and home-like, except home doesn't have a white, sandy beach a short walk away! The house accommodated all 5 of us comfortably and the covered front porch is perfect for sipping coffee or another beverage in the evening! The kitchen is more than adequate for cooking on those nights when we wanted to stay in and relax by the pool which is very private and quiet, but just a block or so away from the main road in Destin. Looking forward to our next trip. Thanks Rita!

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

thanks so much Barb, be sure and come back again

Pete Martinez

My vacation    Jul 15, 2017

When i arrived to the home the family loved everything about it, nice and clean up to date home with a nice pool in the back yard to have fun and just 3 to 5 minutes walk to the beach, plan on staying here again, thanks Rita!!

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

Hope to see you soon, it was wonderful having you Pete

Bonnie Sheehan

Off The Grid    Jul 08, 2017

I was very lucky that I stumbled upon this beauty on The Emerald coast website. We had never been to Destin before as we just moved to Alabama last year and were kind of lost about where to go to the beach. I immediately called the owner to inquire about her property and she was awesome and very helpful! We just spent a week there a few weeks ago and the house was absolutely lovely. The property was a short walk to the beach and a lot of other things too! And the pool was delightful after a long day at the beach! I would highly recommend this property!! Thanks again Rita!!

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

You all were a pleasure to have. You are a great family. Thanks Bonnie

Alexa Clay

THE BEST VACATION    Jan 14, 2017

I was so fortunate to find this tucked away gem right in the middle of Crystal Beach. I can not recall ever having such a relaxing vacation in Destin. We were located in a very private and beautifully decorated cottage and the owner was deightful and helpful in every way possible and more. Just a stone's throw from the beach, THE COMMONS, Camille's and all that the area has to offer, not to mention the beautiful and heated private pool. I can not recommend this property highly enough. Thanks for everything we will definitely be back.

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

Great having you, hope to see you again soon

Jon Michaels

Christmas in Crystal Beach    Dec 24, 2016

My family and in-laws stayed here over the Christmas holiday. This home is so comfortable and convenient to everything that Crystal Beach in Destin has to offer. Rita gave us the number of a place that would deliver all beach supplies as well as bicycles and goilf carts, very reasonable and convenient. We dined at Camilles and the Inn at Crystal Beach which is all within walking distance of the home. The beach and beach access is a short walk away. The private heated pool was amazing at the end of a long and busy day. I can not recommend this property heartily enough.

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

Hope to see you this summer Jon, so nice to have met you....

Michel Markofski

Wonderful Vacation    Nov 19, 2016

I had the pleasure of staying in this absolutely wonderful and relaxing property over Thanksgiving. I found it to be everything I thought it would be and MORE. The owner was very friendly and very informative and very easy to work with. The home is a very short walk to the beach access and is in the middle of everything great that Destin has to offer, yet very private. The swimming pool was heated and so relaxing after a day shopping or at the beach. I can not say enough nice things about this rental. I will definitely be back.

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

So nice to meet you and your lovely family. Would love to have you back, you were a great guest.

Trish Griffin


Do not miss the opportunity to stay at this warm and cozy beach cottage. The location is wonderful, right in the middle of Crystal Beach but also a very private oasis, close to restaurants, shopping, and the beautiful beach. The house is more than adequately stocked, and the private swimming pool with fountain is absolutely wonderful. The owner is very friendly, easy to work with and available. Thank you so much for a beautiful and relaxing stay. We would definitely recommend this property for your next beach vacation.

Rita Holzhauer's reply:

We enjoyed having you. Hope you will come stay again...