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Description from owner

Castaway Cottage in beautiful Crystal Beach, Destin, Florida

Our charming "Castaway Cottage" is in the quaint neighborhood of "Crystal Beach, Dentin, Florida", known for its "seaside-styled cottages" and white picket fences, and has the look and feel of a "beachside bungalow". Access the most beautiful beaches in the world, by way of the "Crystal Beach" public beach access that is only two short blocks away from your private beach retreat. Cruise around Scenic 98 and view the beach from your own private GOLF CART (pirate buggy) or with our beach BIKES!

"Castaway Cottage" features a Warm and sunny "Beach Theme" and welcomes you into the spacious and comfortable living and kitchen open floor plan. Both the front porch and back deck are perfect for enjoying the lush Florida landscape and sea breezes and creatures a perfect haven for your pet as well. The master bedroom features a plush king bed with TV and its own private bath with sit down dressing vanity. Each of the other two bedrooms features queen bedrooms, TV's with DVD plus a shared bath. Young and old alike will have fun in the Kids alcove, complete with 32 inch TV with *** X Box One Cable TV is available in all 3 bedrooms and a 55 inch flat screen in living area, with 70 channels, Bose sound system as well blu-ray player plus an assortment of complimentary movies for you to view. For those who can't leave work behind, we also have free WiFi and long distance in the US. The interior decor is tastefully furnished with a 'beachy' feel, just the way we would want it to be if we were living there, because we want you to be comfortable and return, year after year, to our "Castaway Cottage" in our "Crystal Beach" vacation rental in "Destin Florida"! "Castaway Cottage" also welcomes small pampered pets because we know pets are family too.

"CastawayCottage" offers the best of all worlds with it's easy beach access, shopping just 2 block away, walk to restaurants, shopping and more. The kids will enjoy the IMAX theater, Mom will enjoy the shopping at Destin Commons. Relax knowing your private bungalow awaits your return! "Castaway Cottage, Crystal Beach, Destin, Florida"

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds

About the area

Soak in the sun at the beach, relax in your own private pool, take the bikes out for a cruise or take in the many other amenities located two short blocks from our "Castaway Cottage", such as the renowned Destin Commons, with its 75 plus stores, including the new 55,000 square foot Bass Pro Shop, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie, the renowned Hard Rock Cafe, the Rave Motion Picture and "IMAX theater in Destin, Florida", and the Publix grocery store, to name but a few. The Destin Commons is also expanding with more shopping and even a bowling alley! If golfing is your "bag", treat yourself to any of the 15 finest, world-class golf courses available, such as Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, 4 courses in Sandestin, and Camp Creek. The Destin Harbor is minutes away for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, boating, jet-skiing and a spectacular firework display during the summer. The harbor is your gateway to the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico! And how about the many fine eateries serving up their fresh catch of the day (many are withing walking distance from our cottage). Close by are Big Kahuna's Waterpark, Sandestin Resort, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, The Track, and the Gulfarium. "Castaway Cottage" where memories are made!



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews


Reviewed 1 Sep 2014

For a lack of a better word FANTASTIC!!!! This property is a gem! Patty and Darwin have gone out of there way to ensure that everything is well done. Form security to the awesome decor and the impeccable cleanliness , made this trip truly worry free. Definitely will be back! Thanks for sharing your property and welcoming pets as well

Owner's reply: Thank you soooooo much for being our guest. We appreciate the special care you gave to our home while vacationing in Destin and look to your return visit. Patty and Darwin

“Fabulous!!! We will be back!”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2014

This cute little house was amazing. It was perfect for my family of 6. (I wouldn't recommend more). The pool is medium size and was fun for everyone. The golf card took us everywhere we wanted to go. The house was very well stocked. We have stayed at a different house for the last 8 years and this is the first house we will probably go back to. The owners have gone above and beyond to make sure the families have everything they could possible need. I would highly recommend this house to anyone with a small family.

Owner's reply: Thank you for staying with us in Castaway! It is our wish for our guest to enjoy many memories in our cottage by the sea! Darwin and Patty

“Perfect Destin Retreat”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2014

Completely outfitted home with perfect amenities. The house was very clean, comfortable, and a wonderful seaside retreat. The golf cart was fun and handy for quick rides to the beach, and the backyard pool was a huge hit with our kids. We slept like babies in the comfortable beds with high-thread-count sheets, and the neighborhood was quiet. Unlike most vacations, noise was not a factor, which allowed us to sleep in as late as we wanted. And the fully-fenced yard allowed our small dog to enjoy the outdoors when we were outside, too. The nearby shopping and eateries rounded out this stellar vacation. Even though our drive was a long one, we would do it again in a heartbeat if we could stay at Castaway Cottage. Perfect vacaton!

Owner's reply: Karen and family, Thank you sooooo much for the kind words. It is our desire that each of our guest enjoy our vacation home as much as we do. We appreciate you being our guest and hope that you will return soon to our Destin Cottage. Patty and Darwin

“Awesome Stay!!!!”

Reviewed 31 May 2014

My family will stay here when in Destin. Clean home and close to everything. A short golf cart ride to the beaches. Shops are right in the back door. The pool was awesome.

Owner's reply: Thanks for staying with us, we hope you will return again soon! Patty

“We will be back!”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2012

Fantastic place! Can't say enough about this great cottage-we lacked for nothing. Your place has it all-decor, amenities and location. Our two small dogs loved the fenced in yard & great sidewalks for long walks. We loved the private pool for relaxing after the beach. The golf cart was great for getting to the beach too! We so enjoyed the convenience to Publix, Fresh Market, Walmart and Destin Commons. Your location is great! The kitchen is outfitted with everything we needed-stayed in one night & made spaghetti & grilled steaks from Fresh Market as well. You have added many special touches such as the robes, extra pillows, bicycles, beach chairs and pool towels-very thoughtful! Thanks so much for a wonderful stay-we will be back to Castaway Cottage!

Owner's reply: Ms Pam, we are so glad you enjoyed Castaway and can't wait for you to come back!

“Fantastic Owners and wonderful vacation rental”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2012

Patty was truly helpful and accommodating in our stay. They have thought of everything and made our stay wonderful. The house has everything that we needed along with a wonderful pool and only 2 blocks from the beach. The shopping and restaurants were also extremely close by. Best compliment I can give is that we will be back!

Owner's reply: Thank you Paul, we appreciate you and we would love for you to be our guest again in our Destin Beach House, Castaway Cottage!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials


Everything you see and more-can't wait to come back!

Guest: D and D (Knox. Tn.)
Date of Stay: 03/11/12 Review Submitted: 03/16/12

This was a most enjoyable week just a home away from home. The house was all newly furnished and decorated. It looks exactly like the pictures. This was a real find. The kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook. It's so close to the beach you can walk if you want to.. A beautiful well kept neighborhood, quite and peaceful and just 2 blocks away from anything you could need, restaurants shopping centers, drug stores. We look forward to coming here again.

Patty, I just want you to know how much we really
did enjoy our vacation. If I only had one word to
describe your Castaway Cottage in Destin Florida,
it would be "fantabulous"...if there is such a word.
We were so impressed, from the very first time we
entered this adorable place with all the superior
comfy and cozy furnishings. You have also given
a lot of consideration when decorating to choosing
so many unique items adding to the character of
this place. It was really appreciated to see how
extensively equipped the kitchen was and also to
see all of the pool and beach items for our use.
I must say...arriving late in the day after a very
lengthy drive...to see frosted glasses and beer
mugs in the freezer was indeed a very welcome

An added bonus for us, was to find out we were
located in a community of quaint houses where
streets were lined with white picket fences and
yet within only a couple of blocks of the beach.
Also shopping and many restaurants were nearby.

We were sorry to see our vacation come to an
end but we're looking forward to returning to the
Castaway Cottage and all of it's charm next year.

Ken and Ann Lucas
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada