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Southern Sands Destin, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Crystal Beach, Destin Area Vacation Rental House

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    08:00 am - 09:00 pm
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Last Updated: 08/10/2022

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Southern Sands - Walk2Beach - Private/Heated Pool - Fall Discounts

Southern Sands Destin...

Stay in this welcoming beach house with charm, and vacation like a true local in Destin. We're within walking distance to great beaches, and a local restaurant. Our home comes with 5 bedrooms, a private/heated pool, golf cart rental, pool/beach toys -- 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 pool.  The backyard is more spacious than most; and an entertainers dream that gives you a chance to relax and lounge 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 Roku, 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.

Upstairs, you will find 5 bedrooms, and three private balconies.  The 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 bathroom suite with granite counters, dual sinks, whirlpool tub & shower. The second bedroom, has a queen bed and a flat-screen television with connecting bathroom.  The third bedroom includes the bunk beds (4 twin beds), and a flat-screen television.. The 3 full bathrooms are on the second floor, including the master bath.
The third floor has two bedrooms with king beds, each with flat-screen televisions & private balconies. One balcony views the backyard/pool, and the other overlooks the ocean side.  Both rooms have AC units for extra sleeping comfort.
Huge backyard with resurfaced, private, heated pool (ask for rate to heat the pool Oct to May)
Jimmy Buffet outdoor grilling and dining deck.
Outdoor lounge chairs for relaxing and sunning by the pool
Private fenced backyard
Outdoor shower and foot wash
Weber natural gas grill
Two outdoor chest filled with beach and pool toys.
Front porch with the swing and rocking chairs for relaxing.  Wrap-around porch on main level.  
Large Family room with comfortable seating flat-screened television with Roku
Game table set up for dining, chess, cards and games
Office desk area for your labtop, or working from the beach.
DVD player, movies, books, games, and book nook reading area.
Completely stocked kitchen with all necessities of cooking and eating meals at a vacation home
Granite counters and center island/breakfast bar in Kitchen 
Parking on the paver driveway
Three private balconies, attached to; master, second and third floor bedrooms
Bunk room for kids, plus flat-screened television
Television with cable in each bedroom and living areas
Tankless Water heater for endless hot water
Mini split HVAC units in 2 bedrooms on the third floor
Washer and dryer
Golf Cart Rental (Ask about weekly rate), half the price of local rental companies
Animal-free zone due to allergies & insurance requirements
Smoke-free home, smoking outside only
All linens and bath towels provided (please bring beach blankets)
Starter set of supplies: toilet paper, trash bag, paper towels, soap and shampoo for the bathrooms.  You supply extra as needed.

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 our home. When you arrive, you will find the "House book" with information about things to do, dining options and etc.   Walk, or cart to the neighborhood eateries, Camille's and 790.

Cleaning Procedures:
Enhanced cleaning practice
Cleaning with disinfectant
Anti-bacterial Soap provided
Check-in & check-out without person to person contact.

If your vacation dates are taken, check out two other 5B properties,.., Beach Walk Retreat, located in Crystal Beach, with salt-water private pool/spa, merely 4 houses from the beach, around the corner., Ocean Retreat Villa, located in a gated community of Destiny East, with salt water private pool/spa and lots of extra amenities, just one mile away.. 



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$629.00 $699.00 -- -- 5
$599.00 $629.00 -- -- 5
$399.00 $429.00 -- -- 4
$799.00 $859.00 -- -- 7
$399.00 $429.00 -- -- 4
$799.00 $859.00 -- -- 7

Cleaning: $450.00

Pool Heating (Oct. to May): $465.00 Optional

Damage Deposit: $500.00

House Rules:

Signed Rental Agreement and 50% payment will hold your dates on the calendar.
Refundable damage deposit of $500
Animal free zone due to allergies and insurance.
$25 per day for 12 and over guests, to cover expenses.
Ask about golf cart rental

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


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/VCR
  • VCR
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • 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
  • 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 Service Provided
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • RV Parking Nearby
Bedroom Setup
  • 3 King Beds
  • Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Bunk Room
  • 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
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic



Jen W

Great family Home    Oct 02, 2021

review star

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

review star

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

review star

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

review star

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


Sean L.

Family Vacation    Jul 15, 2020

review star

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