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Description from owner

Destin Beach home for rent! 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom home in Paradise Retreat with a private pool and walking distance to a private beach access! Bigger plan with approximately 2000 square feet! The private pool is refreshing and can be heated with an extra nightly fee. Gated neighborhood for extra privacy! Enjoy all the comforts of home in this incredible beach house! Nicely furnished and well appointed, this home is special! You'll have all the comforts of home with High Def TVs and a whole house DVR too! Big 65 inch Samsung in the living room! Walk to the community's private beach access! Great location between Scenic Gulf Drive & HWY 98 so getting around Destin is easy! Walk to several restaurants along the beach too! This home has approximately square feet with an open and spacious floor plan. Split bedroom plan with the master separated from the guest rooms. King bed in the master, 2 queen beds, and 2 sleeper sofas! Upgrades include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, designer colors, etc.! Don't miss the master bathroom shower! Flat screen Sony Bravia LCD TVs in bedrooms! Warm & soothing colors throughout. Full sized washer & dryer & 2 car garage. Very nice home at a great value for your family vacation! We offer High Speed Wireless Internet Access! A small dog may be okay, please inquire! Add $100 fee.

Beach service is available at the beach for a fee! Heat the private pool for an additional $30 per night during the late fall and early spring. Use the Solar heater at other times!

Managed by Crystal Waters Realty. We have other rentals too! Please inquire.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Sofa Beds

About the area

The Destin area is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village in the World! Deep sea fishing is very popular in the region. The sugary white beaches and the clear, sometimes Emerald Green waters give true meaning to the word, "Paradise!" The Destin area is abundant with restaurants, bars, shopping areas, golf, and water sports. Bungee jumping, go karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, deep sea fishing, dolphin cruises, water park, bowling, movie theaters! All you could want in a small area! Vacationing here is an annual, sometimes two to three times a year event for many families! You should come too! When you come once, you'll want to come again and again! Some people make this area home after just one visit! Come see why! Destin and Miramar Beach run together and extend about 12 miles from the Destin Bridge to the Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach.



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


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (10)

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“Paradise Reef”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2016

Dealing with Crystal Waters Realty was a pleasure. They were very accommodating and unobtrusive during our entire stay. The house was beautiful and perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the stay, the beach, shopping and dining in the area. The only drawback was the congestion and traffic in the area. Guess we weren't expecting it to be like that and it was a bit of pain getting out to sight see. We will remember this for future visits and not book during the peak season. All in all we had a very nice time and would definitely return again.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a super nice home with a private pool in a private setting. The beach is close and so are a few restaurants. Sorry about the traffic. Our peak season is from about Memorial Day to the 2nd week of August.

“First time to Destin”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2015

We loved this home for our first trip to Destin. It was homey and perfect for three couples and a small dog. Everyone in the neighborhood were super nice as we walked our dog each day. Easy walk to the beach and the pool was perfect temp for late afternoon dip. Great for a low key vacation.

Owner's reply: We are glad you loved the home! It has everything you need for a successful vacation to the Destin area. We hope to see you again in the near future!

“Perfect Getaway”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2015

We stayed for a week and the home was more than accomodating for our group of four. It was clean, spacious, and in a quiet neighborhood. It was a 10 minute walk to the beach, which accomodates four rental properties. But the private pool (which can be heated for an additonal fee) was our favorite feature. The backyard was well kept with a nice patio. Great for enjoying the Florida weather. We are looking forward to booking it again next year.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special house with nice amenities and lots of privacy yet close to the beach and other Destin attractions!

“Destin Thanksgiving family vacation”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2014

The Paradise Reef home was perfect for our family vacation over Thanksgiving week. It is extremely clean, very nicely decorated, and is supplied with everything you need (besides obviously groceries etc). The fenced in patio area was great to have our morning coffee & our little dog was able to run around out there. It was too cool to use the pool but it would be very nice in warmer weather, particularly if you have younger children. We did go to the beach 3 days & we used the chairs in the garage - very nice that these were available for our use!! There were toys, etc for children too but we did not use them. The house is big and everyone had their own space which was important when we were stuck inside because of rain a couple of days. There were just 4 of us - my husband & I and our 2 adult children and our small dog. Very relaxing and enjoyable family time together.


Reviewed 29 Jul 2013

We just. Completed our stay at paradise reef and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was very modern and clean. The kids had a blast playing in the pool in the afternoons after spending time at the beach. Quiet neighborhood and convenient to everything. Would recommend this for any family!!

“Expectations met!”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2013

Paradise Reef was wonderful. The children enjoyed the pool just as much as the beach and I believe I did too! Everything was so clean and truly had the feel of home. Beds were comfortable and the master bathroom was spectacular!! There was plenty of room to be able to find a private little reading nook or just some "alone" time which is appreciated when staying a week with 10 people even if they are people that you love very much! To trust total strangers with such a nice place made me want to take good care of it all the more. Especially nice was the wagon that we could load down with things to take to the beach. You should see some of our pictures! An addition suggestion would be a golf cart. We paid $300.00 one day to rent a roadster that we could drive around town and had a blast with that. We did notice in our online shopping that some of the rental properties included these and it would have been an asset.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! We do our best to keep our rentals in tip top shape! Happy that we met your expectations! The master suite is nice! The new stone tile shower is pretty awesome too! Golf carts can be expensive and costly to maintain. We'll have to check into it! Thanks for the suggestion.

“Exceeds Expectations”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2013

Our expectations were high after reading the other reviews, but they were exceeded. This is an absolutely lovely home. Very spacious with oodles of seating for lounging and dining, inside and out. The yard was especially pleasing with an oversized patio and small pool. The best part for us was that it was entirely fenced in with privacy fence and we were comfortable with our pug running around there and being safe. The actual walk to the beach is right at 5 minutes and oh what a beautiful beach. We enjoyed many beatiful sunsets. Another wonderful aspect of this property is having a garage. I took my Harley and a kayak and the garage allowed me to not worry about them when we were gone for the day. This house sets in the inner circle of a circular subdivision and there is very little traffic....also a big plus!

Owner's reply: So nice to hear that Paradise Reef exceeded your expectations! Our home is in a gated neighborhood close to the beach but somewhat secluded from the hustle and bustle! The house has an open and spacious floor plan and has been nicely updated with tile floors, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Most of our guests find it very comfortable! The pool area has a big stone patio and is well landscaped and private thanks to our 6 foot wood privacy fence! The backyard has lots of room for our canine friends! We look forward to having you back soon!

“Paradise Reef is Incredible”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2012

Paradise Reef is a beautiful home! It is spotless and well maintained with modern decor. I cannot say enough good things about this home. It is a very short walk to the beach. We will be staying here again.

Owner's reply: Thanks John, for your nice review of our Vacation Home, "Paradise Reef!" It is an awesome, somewhat secluded piece of paradise close to the beach with a private pool! We do our best to keep it clean and updated so that everyone can enjoy it! Look forward to having you all back soon!

“Great Vacation!”

Reviewed 2 Apr 2012

Our family was very pleased with our stay. We had a great week enjoying both the pool and the beach! We met Bill who was very receptive to all our needs! The house was very clean and plenty big for our families. It was as great as the ad we saw on the internet.

Owner's reply: So glad you were pleased with Paradise Reef and that you enjoyed your stay! Paradise Reef is in a gated neighborhood and somewhat secluded, but close enough to walk to the private beach access!

“Wonderful accommodations!”

Reviewed 2 May 2011

This is a well appointed, updated home. We especially enjoyed the outside living area - beautifully landscaped, great pool area and very private. The location was convenient as well. It was close to beaches, Destin shopping and dining, yet far enough removed from the commercial areas to be relaxing. Loved it!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Robin said...
Jun 24, 2014
Beautiful Beach Retreat

Date of Stay - May 24, 2014

What an amazing house. Gave us close beach access without the crowd of being right on beach. House was immaculate and comfortable. Having the private pool was just an added bonus. Cant wait to come back!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

My Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! We do our best to keep the house clean, comfortable, and updated! It is close to the beach, yet secluded in a gated neighborhood and has an awesome private pool! Look forward to your next visit!

Best vacation stay

Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

Mario M from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental
My stay was wonderful,i'm so glad I choose Crystal water realty,the house was absolutely great,clean and everything they described it to be!!!
Manager Responded on 5/30/2016

So happy you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special home with loads of extras not normally found in a vacation home. The private pool is so refreshing and private too! We do our best to keep it updated, clean, and comfortable for everyone!

Love this house!!!

Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2016

Brandi M from Chicago, IL recommends this vacation rental
This was the best stay we have had! The house was gorgeous, clean, and beautiful. The heated pool was just perfect. My kids loved it at night.
Manager Responded on 4/7/2016

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special home with super nice upgrades and the private pool is awesome! We do our best to keep clean and comfortable for everyone. Thanks for noticing!

First time in Destin

Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2015

Steve S from Louisville, KY recommends this vacation rental
This was the perfect place for our vacation. Plenty of room for 6 adults and two small dogs. The place was super clean and the pool was great. A very nice walk to the beach. This place met all of our needs. We will definitely be back.
Manager Responded on 10/21/2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a super nice home with a private pool in a gated neighborhood! Lots of privacy yet close to the private beach access and all Destin Amenities!

Great Stay

Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2015

Cynthia M from Grand Prairie, TX recommends this vacation rental
We loved our stay, the house was beautiful, felt like being at home
Manager Responded on 9/29/2015

So glad you loved staying at Paradise Reef! It is a special home in a secluded area with a private pool! Gated neighborhood and private beach access too!

Paradise Reef

Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2015

a guest from Boaz, Alabama recommends this vacation rental
This home is well appointed, spotless & spacious. The property management was very helpful. The pool was very nice to relax in during the heat.
Manager Responded on 9/8/2015

So happy you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special piece of "Paradise" in Destin! Quiet and secluded, yet close to everything. The private pool is very refreshing!


Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015
a guest from Ruston, LA recommends this vacation rental
We love this house. It was our 2nd time. Great private neighborhood and love that it's dog friendly. Wish it had a way to open the gate into the neighborhood without having to get out of the car and dark curtains on the bedroom windows for nap time for kiddos. But we'll hopefully be back sooner rather than later!
Manager Responded on 9/10/2015

Thanks for coming back to Paradise Reef! It is a very special home in a gated neighborhood close to the beach and all Destin amenities. The private pool is so refreshing too!

Paradise Reef July 2015

Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2015

a guest from Katy, TX recommends this vacation rental
This was our second stay at Paradise Reef, with the first being 3 years earlier and it was great to see the house was just as nice! Great location and great house, would highly recommend. Only negative if I had to come up with one was it felt like the pool heater was on and the water was very warm, but that could have been due to the heat in July.
Manager Responded on 7/27/2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special home with nice upgrades and close to the beach! The private pool is very nice and refreshing. It can get warm in July!

Family Vacation

Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2015

Jon M from mckinney, TX recommends this vacation rental
House was amazing. I have 4 boys, so to be able to spread out in the 3 bedroom house was a lifesaver compared to being cooped up in a hotel. House was very clean and the management team had great instructions on how to access everything. they were also very responsive if anything i had any questions during our stay. comments i would have for the next guests: the house did not have any food/condiments left or added -- so be prepared to bring / buy all your items. the house did come with basic supplies that will last you a day or so --- be prepared to by all your soap, shampoo, paper products as well as laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. the walk to the beach was manageable. the house provides a wagon that helps a lot with the toys, cooler and chairs. wagon did have one wheel that struggled a bit. Our issue with boys 8 and 9 was the walk back --- just a struggle being wet and having to walk back with everything after a long day at the beach. We adjusted and drove the short distance which was better for us. FYI, you can rent chairs and an umbrella at the beach -- i think $30 a day for 2 chairs. Overall, one of our best family vacations -- house was great, beach kept us busy all week.
Manager Responded on 7/2/2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special house with nice upgrades and an amazing pool! Plenty of room and close to everything! The wagon wheels needed air and have been pumped up!

Perfect Getaway House

Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2015

Arista F from Symsonia, KY recommends this vacation rental
This house was more than accommodating for our group of four. It was very clean, spacious, and nicely decorated. I loved the fact that it was decorated with Earth tones giving it a homey feeling...versus the bright pastel colors you usually see in Florida/beach homes. It was a short walk to the beach, as well as centrally located to all other shopping and dining needs. The backyard and private pool was our favorite part of the rental. We were also very pleased with the rental company, as they met our needs quickly and efficiently. Definitely looking forward to renting this home again next year!
Manager Responded on 4/13/2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Reef! It is a special home and well kept with a pleasing decor. The location in the gated neighborhood provides some seclusion and privacy yet still close to the beach and all Destin activities!

Would stay again

Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2015

Sarah D from Kernersville, NC recommends this vacation rental
We were a group of ten girls that stayed for a week over spring break. The house was awesome! looks way bigger on than inside than in the actual picture, large kitchen and living area. Awesome back porch. This was very very nice and we loved it!
Manager Responded on 3/17/2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Paradise Retreat! It does have an open and spacious floor plan with plenty of room for everyone at the same time! It is in a secluded & gated neighborhood with a private pool but very close to the private beach access!

Great house, great location, great customer service!

Stayed 31 days ending in February, 2015

Anthony G from Brooklin, Canada recommends this vacation rental
This was our third year coming back to stay in this lovely house, located within a short walking distance of the gorgeous Mirimar Beach and boardwalk. All the finishes inside the house are high quality, and the decor is lovely. Nice, small swimming/plunge pool out back, trees and bushes for privacy, lots of patio furniture and a new Barbecue make the outside area very enjoyable. Terry and Bill and their staff were always quick to respond to any requests or questions.
Manager Responded on 2/25/2015

So happy you enjoyed Paradise Reef! it is a special home with nice upgrades in a private setting, yet so close to the beach! Glad to have had you back for 3 years and hope to see you again!

Our First Stay in Destin

Stayed 31 days ending in January, 2015

Jeff M from Marinette, WI recommends this vacation rental
This property was a perfect choice for the two of us with our dog, in a quiet neighborhood and with a very private fenced yard, just a short walk to the beach. The house was immaculately clean and modern, really first class accommodation. Definitely five on all of the points listed below.
Manager Responded on 2/4/2015

So happy you enjoyed your stay in our little piece of paradise! Paradise Reef is a special home and we do our best to keep it in tip top shape so that everyone may enjoy it! It is secluded and private yet still close to the beach and plenty of activities! Sure hope to see you back!