Escape to the beach and the recently upgraded Crystal Palace. This seven bedroom Destin home is a palace indeed! Beach views through the generous windows will greet you when you enter the home. A spacious living area, dining room and kitchen will surely provide ample space for your family to spread out and enjoy themselves. When you are not by your private pool or splashing the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, be sure to take advantage of the recently added entertainment room which features a foos ball table, full-size video and arcade consoles, 60-inch flat screen TV ideal for the big game and much more.Don’t miss out on your chance... to stay in this luxurious home! Located just moments from Destin Commons, as well as additional shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities, this home is the perfect place for a truly memorable family vacation. 3,274 Square Feet Bedsizes: Main House : Master Bedroom-King Second Bedroom-King Third Bedroom-Queen Fourth Bedroom-Queen Fifth Bedroom-(2) Twins Sixth Bedroom-(3) Twin Bunk Sets Hallway-Twin Bunks Garage Apartment : Seventh Bedroom-King Living Room-Queen Sleeper Sofa Private balconies with Gulf views 8 TVs 3 DVD Players Super Nintendo Whirlpool in master bedroom Detached guest house w/separate kitchen above the 2-car garage Private BBQ Grill
Additional amenities include: sofabed, keyless lock, bunk bed: 4, king: 3, queen: 2, full view, twin: 2, no guests under 25 without parent, non smoking, one free beach set up per day in season.Read more
Left on 09/09/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | ame
Upon our arrival we noticed a few minor cleaning issues, & chose to ignore them. However, when bedtime came we discovered that the bedding on all the bunk beds were dusty. 1 comforter had a blood stain on it. As a result, 4 of our family members had to sleep on the floor with our own bedding. The next morning when we went to shower, we noticed small hairs & dust along the baseboards & corners of all the bathrooms. We found a cockroaches & other bugs in the home. There was no scrubber to wash dishes & no oven mitts in the kitchen. There was minimal toilet paper in the bathrooms, & had to buy 12 more rolls. The carriage house was very musty & filled with stifling air & odor. We opened the windows, but after 4 hours, there was not much of a difference. The bedding was dusty here too, so we did not use it that first night.
The locks on the connecting bathrooms did not work properly. The fence in the pool area was broken. 1 of the wooden steps leading to the beach was broken. In addition, we discovered that the bunk beds & the downstairs master bedroom were the the only comfortable beds. All other mattresses, including in the carriage house, need replacing. As a family who works & owns businesses in the hospitality industry, I can assure you that a comfortable bed is of significant importance to a positive guest experience.
During cooking time, we learned that there was no exhaust fan & no visible smoke alarm in the kitchen area. The carriage house had a smoke alarm that had a low battery. This caused it to beep throughout the night and disturb sleep.
We spoke to Crystal after the first night of our stay to address some concerns we had. She was prompt & polite & sent a housekeeper to change the bedding & provided a pink scrubbing cloth & oven mitt.
We enjoyed the sights and sounds of Destin, but were a bit disappointed with our stay at Crystal Palace. Especially after reading about the advertised recent $200,000 renovation, the home fell below our expectations. Read more
Response from Southern Vacation Rentals - 10/09/2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent vacation. We do appreciate the opportunity to address and make amends for some of the opportunities you experienced, and certainly did everything in our power to address what we were made aware of during your stay. I also appreciate the opportunity I had to speak with you after departure in order to make the proper amendments in accordance with the opportunities mentioned. We also clean and inspect each unit prior to and following each stay, and certainly did so at Crystal Palace to ensure that the accommodations are as comfortable and accommodating as possible.
We hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust as a valued guest for your next vacation.
V. Chris Wheeler
Guest Relations Manager
Great family vacation
Left on 07/24/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Martha
Loved the layout of the house. Deck and pool area were wonderful and large kitchen table was great for our family of 17. I felt like it was not cleaned well. Floors weren't very clean at all. There were some big roaches out on the deck. The water faucet in the upstairs Jack & Jill shower was broken. Requested maintenance but no one ever responded. Definitely needs to be updated. Read more
Response from Southern Vacation Rentals - 07/25/2013
Thank you for choosing Southern and for your loyalty as one of our consistent guests. We truly appreciate feedback in order to make our future guest stays as comfortable as possible. Our maintenance technician has repaired the water faucet in working order. We appreciate the information you have given us so that improvements can be made to this wonderful gulf front home.
We hope you all will consider Southern for future vacations when visiting Destin!
V. Chris Wheeler
Guest Relations Manager
It was enchanting
Left on 07/03/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | B. reunion
The house was very well equipped for large groups. Everything was in working condition. Southern vacation rentals was very accomadating,answered all our questions and gave us a warm welcome. I would recommend this house to all my friends and family.
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Graham's
Great location and very enjoyable experience .beach is excellent and access excellent.
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