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Skipper's Escape, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Crystal Beach, Destin Area Vacation Rental House

  •  850-837-0011
    08:00 am - 09:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 12/10/2018


SKIPPER'S ESCAPE ~ Luxury Home, Private Pool, Steps from the Beach!!

ESCAPE to this Fun 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath house, located only 3 Houses from the Beach in Crystal Beach (sleeps 16)! 

- Main house features 4 bedrooms with 4-1/2 baths with great views of the beautiful Gulf waters from the Second Floor Master bedroom (sleep on the left side of the bed for a Gulf view when you wake up!) and the third floor balconies.  
- Private Pool with large deck with lots of lounge chairs to enjoy the sun and dining space for those outside picnics.
- 1 Bedroom Guest Cottage separated from main house by pool for the ultimate privacy. 
- Listen to your favorite CD/iPod/iPhone with the Surround Sound system both inside and out. 
- Flat screen TVs throughout the house. 

Destin Commons outdoor shopping mall, with stores like Bass Pro Shop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, Talbots, Books A Million, and a 14-movie stadium seating theater, along with countless fantastic restaurants are just 2 minutes away!  Walking distance to nearly everything you could want on your vacation including Camille's Restaurant for your morning coffee.

A discounted Golf Cart rental is available from a local company! Ask for details!

First Floor: 
- Screened-in porch
- Living room with a 55" plasma TV and DVD player
- Queen sleeper sectional sofa
- Fully equipped, recently REMODELED kitchen
- Dining table seats 8 with smaller table nearby to seat 2 more in additional to 2 bar stools
- Half bath walking in from the pool
- Full-size HE washer and dryer
- Private King bedroom with private bath and porch area. 
Second Floor: 
- Master suite has great views of the gulf with King bed, private bath with Jacuzzi, and balcony with great Gulf views!
- Queen bedroom with private bath and porch
- Bunk room with a twin top and a double bottom bunk and separate twin bed and full hall bath.
Third Floor: 
- Loft with two porches to enjoy the view of the Gulf.

- King Bedroom with TV
- Full/Full Bunk Bedroom with wall-mounted TV and kitchenette area with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and bar sink
- Full bath

Additional info:
- Small dogs considered for an additional $200/dog pet fee (30 lbs., max 2).  
- The pool can be heated for an additional $245+/week.

***Families welcome*** Minimum renting age 25 years old (We DO NOT RENT TO COLLEGE STUDENTS  or chaperoned groups)

LINENS AND TOWELS PROVIDED. Please bring your own beach towels.




Check-In Only

Check-Out Only


From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
-- -- $1,800.00 $3,000.00 7
-- -- $2,400.00 $3,000.00 7
-- -- $1,800.00 $2,500.00 7

Cleaning Fee: $400.00

Fully Refundable Damage Deposit: $500

PET (DOG) fee per dog: $200.00 Optional

POOL HEATING Fee: $245.00 Optional

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 King Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Grab Bars
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Safety Bars in Shower
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • CD Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Vacuum
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
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Fenced Beachfront Yard
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Boat Rental Available


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


Jerry Carr

Fall Break Getaway    Oct 08, 2016

We spent a wonderful week with our son and his wife and four grandkids in this great house located just minutes from the beach and all the shopping you could ever want! The pool house was perfect for our son and everyone else had their own private bedroom. The kitchen has everything you need! Chris and Janet have thought of everything! We had the pool heated which was perfect for us "old" folks. While we were here our son and his fiance got married and had pictures done on the beach at sunset. It was really beautiful! We love the house so much we want to come back next year. Thank you Chris and Janet for the best place we have ever stayed in in Destin!

Janet Kiley's reply:

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, Jerry! Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law. What a special way to celebrate a wedding! I’m glad you enjoyed our home – especially the very close location to the beach and the layout with the guest cottage (where we also like to stay when we have family at our beach home). I hope you’ll make it back next year for an “anniversary” stay with your family! Thanks again!

Bill Fletcher

Skippers Escape wonderful choice    Aug 06, 2016

Skippers Escape is a great house!! My friends and I (four families total) have stayed here for several years. It has a well stocked kitchen and good size dining and gathering area along with a very nice backyard and pool. It is wonderful for entertaining or for just hanging out. it is an excellent place for families to gather. The Kiley's are great hosts. We have stayed at two of their homes. They take good care of their properties. When there is a problem they are very quick to remedy the situation. The house is in a great location. The beach is very close. Many great shopping, dining and tourist attractions are also nearby. The beach does get crowded in mid afternoon, but if you go early or late afternoon into the evening it is very nice. My friends and my family have had great times and memories here. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you to the Kileys for a quality vacation experience.

Janet Kiley's reply:

Thanks so much for the review, Bill! We always enjoy having you and your friends visit us here in paradise! We appreciate your kind words about our customer service. We want all our guests to have a relaxing, stress free vacation. We bought Skipper’s Escape when it was first built because of the fantastic location to the beach and so many other amenities. We’re glad you, your family, and friends have enjoyed making great memories at our home. Thanks again for staying with us!!

Jodie R

Home Away From Home    Jun 18, 2016

We travel to Destin every other year and have been since 2007. We have stayed in several nice houses but Skipper's Escape has definitely been the best one. It is clean, the kitchen is well equipped, and the location is close to the beach. We have seven adults and two kids in our group and everyone had their own space. The owner is very kind and helpful with any questions before and during your stay. I would highly recommend Skipper's Escape.

Janet Kiley's reply:

Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our home and hope to have you and your family back on your next trip to Destin!

Tracey McBride

We loved Skipper's Escape!    Jun 11, 2016

This is our second year with Kiley Beach Resorts. We loved staying at Skipper's Escape this year. The location is perfect. They make sure we are happy. All the bases are covered. I can't wait to stay again next year.

Janet Kiley's reply:

Thanks for the review Tracy! We look forward to seeing you back on your next trip to Destin!

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