Excellent

3 reviews

1 / 14 Private heated pool with shallow kiddie pool area that is only 16 inches deep!

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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Sleeps:
14
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4900457

About the area

Our home is also within walking distance to 2 very nice beach restaurants / beach bars that offer open air seating and beautiful views of the gulf and sand! Both are perfect for drinks, lunch or dinner. Additionally, there is a nice ice cream/sandwich shop less than 1 minute from the back of our home that is a favorite destination for our kid's after dinner! Approx 2 blocks to the east is a gourmet coffee shop that serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as a nice family style pizza parlor with video games and a juke box! In addition to the local amenities within walking distance, we are less than a 5 minute drive to countless other restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, amusement parks, etc.

Interaction with guest

My wife and I know how hard it is to select the PERFECT rental house when all you have to go on are a few outdated pictures and a description that sounds the same in every house listing! To help my wife and I handle our reservations ourselves and we are available day or evening to answer your questions personally! My name is Craig and my wife's name is Dodie and unlike most folks these days we still prefer to talk to people rather than just communicate via email :).

Owner profile

Craig B.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Children's pool
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

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

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (3)

Excellent – based on 3 reviews Excellent
3 reviews

“Perfectly Located!”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2015

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home! We can't wait to book again in 2016. Spacious and well equipped for families with small children. Going directly through the owners is 100% better than going through an agency. Mr. and Mrs. Boren were very helpful and prompt with delivering all the information we needed for our stay. It made for a stress free vacation!

Owner's reply: Thank you for staying with us and for your kind words Josi! It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay in our home and we look forward to you coming back next year! Craig & Dodie

“Very Impressive”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2014

This house exceeded our expectations. Very clean and beautiful. Our kids were always in the pool and we enjoyed the surround sound music while sitting poolside. So close to the beach. Very well furnished and Janet responded immediately when we had a question or minor problem. Very Very happy with our stay. Glad we didn't stay anywhere else.

“This is a beautiful vacation home!”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2011

We were a family of 7 adults and 3 children, ages 8, 5, and 3 yrs. old staying in this home. Everything is just as the pictures show-this is a beautiful home inside & out! The home is decorated beautifully and looks new. It has been well maintained by the owners and previous vacation renters. The kitchen is well stocked with anything a cook would need. We grilled a couple of times on the outdoor grill. The children loved playing in the pool when we were not at the beach. We especially liked the 16" water in one area of the pool for the 3 yr. old to play in. There is an outside storage bin with all the pool toys one would need. The beach is a short walk and there is a convenient place to shop across the street. We look forward to our next trip back as a family reunion.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

My wife and I know how hard it is to select the PERFECT rental house when all you have to go on are a few outdated pictures and a description that sounds the same in every house listing! We've been there before ourselves:) To help people with this problem, when my wife and I had this vacation rental home built for us a few years back, we decided that we would handle 100% of our rental inquiries ourselves so that folks could get honest answers to their questions and would have a better chance of finding the perfect house for their vacation! If we can help you with your questions about our rental home, please call me anytime on my cell phone! We welcome your phone call and actually prefer to talk with people in person rather than via email whenever possible.

When we built this home a few years ago for our family and we included many very nice upscale amenities that cannot generally be found in the typical 'rental house' that is listed on the Internet. Because this is our private home we take GREAT care to insure that we only rent to nice families that help us look after the place, and WE CATER to families with young children, toddlers and babies since we have 3 young children ourselves, and we could never find such accommodations for ourselves when visiting Destin in the past. Unlike many of the homes that you will see online, our home is very well maintained and will always be clean when you arrive! Additionally, you can be assured that it will look EXACTLY like it does in our photos! We have experienced first hand that it is possible to show up to your rental home only to be disappointed by the fact that the online pictures were old and the house had not been maintained - I can promise you that this will NOT happen with our home. If you are interested in our home, please feel free to call me anytime and either my wife or I will personally answer any questions that you may have! I hope you come to stay with us Down By The Sea sometime in the near future!