Big Crystal Beach Vacation Homes with Pools

Make Splash with the Whole Fam in Destin, FL!

Posted on 5/6/2022

Crystal Beach in Destin is aptly named for the white crystalline beach which borders the luminescent jewel-toned waters on the Gulf of Mexico. This beach destination is quite popular among our Ocean Reef Resorts guests due to its outstanding location at the far western edge of Scenic Highway 98. It stretches from the Destiny neighborhoods to the expansive Henderson Beach State Park. It is also close to gulf-front restaurants with friendly beach bars, grocery stores, and fantastic shopping adventures. The captivating European-styled retail village of Destin Commons is just minutes away and provides a popular idyllic shopping destination. It features Royal Palm-lined avenues, turret towers, a classic fountain, a geyser-spurting plaza for kids, and an AMC Multiplex Theater. A big Bass Pro Shops, fashion boutiques, fine clothiers, shoe shops, specialty shops, and restaurants with friendly bars provide favorite places to go.

Many Ocean Reef Resorts guests look for homes with enough sleeping quarters to share a big awesome  beach reunion among family and friends. These large spacious homes in Destin's Crystal Beach are very close to the sugary shore and come with a beautiful bonus …they all have their own private swimming pools! Here is a brief look at each of these Crystal Beach vacation rentals, presented from largest to smallest. They accommodate from fourteen up to twenty-four fortunate beach-going guests.

Changes in Latitudes

Changes in Latitudes

24 Guests / 9 Bedrooms / 5.5 Baths

Changes in Latitudes is a big nine-bedroom rental home in the heart of Crystal Beach that can sleep up to twenty-four happy beach-going guests - which is perfect for a fun, memorable beach reunion with family and close friends. Guests will all be comfortable since eight of the nine bedrooms come with big king-sized beds. Double bunks in the ninth Guest Bedroom and two queen-sized sleeper sofas are perfect for extra kids. Each bedroom is individually decorated with its own unique style and either include a full private bath en suite or has easy access to a shared full hall bath. Balconies span the two upper levels off some bedrooms and look down upon the pool below. A bonus den adjoins the bedrooms on the second floor. This home was made for entertaining large groups with a Great Room on the first floor, which overlooks the pool. A sunny patio with a lagoon-shaped plunge pool faces a lush lawn. It sits beside a veranda with a table for fun outdoor dining or entertainment.

Remember When

Remeber When Crystal Beach

24 Guests / 5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths

Remember When also graciously hosts up to twenty-four members of your family and close friends. This three-story Crystal Beach vacation home provides an enchanting setting with furnished columned wraparound verandas overlooking a lush lawn bordered by a white picket fence and a row of tropical palm trees. This property includes plush comfortable furnishings, elegant appointments, a Great Room, a turret tower formal dining alcove, a Gourmet Kitchen, and a Game Room. Five bedrooms with multiple sleeping accommodations provide guest quarters on all three floors. The furnished first-floor veranda off the Great Room sits beside a palatial patio around an elegantly cornered swimming pool with a rock waterfall. Outdoor lounge furniture, two tables with chairs, and a gas grill invite you to enjoy fun poolside cookouts. There is also a community pool within easy walking distance which serves as a lushly landscaped oasis for the neighborhood.

Luna Mermaid

23 Guests / 7 Bedrooms / 6 Baths

Luna Mermaid has seven bedrooms with the ability to sleep twenty-three charmed beachgoers in this Americana-styled beach home with a white picket fence, a side turret, and a veranda that overlooks the lush tropical grounds. A lagoon-shaped swimming pool out back is centered on a privately fenced patio which includes three picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a gas grill for fun family cookouts. The Primary Bedroom and three Guest Bedrooms in the main house have mostly creamy white cottage-style furnishings accented with colorful paintings, marine life prints, and coastal-inspired art. A poolside Guest Cottage includes its own bright, comfortably furnished living area, an open kitchen with island bar seating, two guest bedrooms, a shared full hall bath, and a Bunk Room with an ensuite bath.

Agave Blue

Agave Blue Crystal Beach

18 Guests / 8 Bedrooms / 6.5 Baths

Agave Blue is a cheerful big Crystal Beach vacation home adorned with crisp nautical colors, which provides a perfect place for a wonderful beach reunion accommodating eighteen family members and friends. This two-story main residence includes six beautifully decorated bedrooms, while a lovely Guest House with individual living quarters contains two more. A lagoon-shaped swimming pool features a patio with a Fire Pit, a grill for cookouts, patio lounge chairs, and a table to enjoy poolside dining with favorite tropical drinks. An outdoor spiral staircase leads to an open rooftop sun deck where you may check out the sensational seascape in the distance. In less than a handful of minutes, you may go from splashing around in the pool to luxuriating in the glittering jeweled toned waters of the gulf.

Beach Basket

Beach Basket Crystal Beach

18 Guests / 6 Bedrooms / 6.5 Baths

Beach Basket is a newer rental home that is very well appointed, comfortably furnished, and can also accommodate up to eighteen pampered beachgoers. This stately gracious two-story Crystal Beach vacation residence includes six spacious bedrooms with multiple beds. They are individually decorated in a distinctly upscale style with vibrant, colorful décor and include wall-mounted wide flatscreen TVs for restful evening entertainment. All of the bedrooms feature full luxury ensuite baths, while a half bath serves as a convenient powder room. This home also features a living area and a bonus Media Room. Two balconies span the entire width of both the front and back of the house, with direct access from some of the bedrooms. The back balcony looks down upon the large shimmering lagoon-shaped swimming pool surrounded by a handsome brick patio with plenty of chairs for leisurely lounging. There is also a gas grill nearby, so you may enjoy having a BBQ and drinks by the pool. Besides freshwater frolic, you and the kids may enjoy playing basketball since a home court is beside the pool. The beautiful white sand beach is only two blocks away.

Henderson Hideaway

 Henderson Hideaway Crystal Beach

17 Guests / 7 Bedrooms / 5.5 Baths

Henderson Hideaway is a spacious rental home designed to entertain large numbers of guests with seven bedrooms, two separate living areas, and great amenities that accommodate up to seventeen lucky beachgoers. It is a short stroll away from the Crystal Beach Henderson Beach State Park. It has 200 acres of rolling dunes and a long white ribbon of crystalline shoreline beside the emerald-toned gulf. It spans westward and features spectacular sunsets over the seascape. The angled pool has a lovely patio for sunny relaxation overlooking the tropical landscape. A large covered porch next to the patio has a table that seats eight and a gas grill which provides a perfect setting for fun outdoor cookouts and dining.

So Much Good

17 Guests / 6 Bedrooms / 4 Baths

So Much Good sleeps up to seventeen fortunate guests since the house and a poolside guest house have three bedrooms each with multiple beds. The bright sugary Crystal Beach shore is just two blocks away, but the large square, curvy-sided swimming pool out back is just steps away. This serene pool between the main house and guest house includes plenty of chairs for leisurely lounging, an umbrella dining table, a gas grill, and a putting green for entertainment. A screened porch with comfortable seating and two upper-level sun decks overlook the lovely pool from the main house.

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Bare Feet Retreat

Bare Feet Retreat Crystal Beach

16 Guests / 6 Bedrooms / 5.5 Baths

Bare Feet Retreat is a stately rental home with six bedrooms and can accommodate sixteen privileged guests. This beach house exudes gracious charm with crisp white exteriors highlighted by royal blue shutters for a captivating nautical look. Two levels of spacious charming wraparound verandas that almost resemble the sides of a steamboat overlook the lush grounds, adorned with established tropical plantings and towering palm trees. This lovely Crystal Beach home is only two blocks away from neighborhood access to the beautiful sandy shore. The interiors are filled with an eclectic lavish mix of comfortable furnishings and chic, elegant décor. The open living, dining, and kitchen area provide access to the veranda as well as the pool patio area. The lagoon-shaped swimming pool area includes lounge chairs, a dining table, and a gas grill where you may enjoy some poolside cookouts.

Blue Water Escape

Blue Water Escape Crystal Beach

16 Guests / 6 Bedrooms / 4 Baths

Blue Water Escape is a superb Crystal Beach vacation residence that has received extensive renovations, remodeling, and comfortable new furnishings throughout. This big home readily exemplifies an upscale, comfortable coastal-styled setting and can host up to sixteen beach-going guests. All six bedrooms have been updated with upgraded bathrooms, and an open concept state-of-the-art kitchen now connects with the family area. A columned veranda on the first floor faces the sparkling swimming pool, which includes multiple seating ensembles with tables for fun drinks and poolside entertainment. A white picket fence beside it has clusters of towering palms and indigenous plantings, which showcase a terrific tropical setting. In addition, this Destin rental home is just a short stroll away from a large lagoon-shaped community pool and the sugary white shoreline.


Barracuda Crystal Beach

16 Guests / 5 Bedrooms / 5 Baths

Barracuda is a highly hospitable beach home with six bedrooms and multiple sleeping arrangements, which has been remodeled with an upstairs addition to provide comfortable furnishings along with up-to-date amenities to accommodate up to sixteen joyful beachgoers. The floor plan now has a split design with two full state-of-the-art kitchens and a living room on each floor so separate families, friends, or relatives sharing a vacation may have their personal space. Double glass doors lead out from a downstairs Great Room onto a covered veranda with lounge chairs and a gas grill overlooking an intimate lagoon-shaped plunge pool with a soaking tub.

Lighthouse by the Sea

Lighthouse by the Sea Crystal Beach

16 Guests / 5 Bedrooms / 3 Baths

Lighthouse by the Sea can also sleep sixteen carefree gulf going guests with separate sleeping quarters. This highly accommodating vacation rental is like two homes connected as one with two separate living, dining, and kitchen areas, making it a great place for a fun big beach reunion. It features a large swimming pool that measures 27' x 13' with a private courtyard patio and grilling area out back. A screened porch and a separate Tiki Hut with seating invite you to enjoy favorite drinks and poolside entertainment. The home is also just a short stroll away from the beach, so you can go from poolside to gulf side in less than three minutes' time.

Always Summer

Always Summer Crystal Beach

15 Guests / 5 Bedrooms / 3.5 Baths

Always Summer is an enchanting two-story-tall Old Florida-styled Crystal Beach vacation home complete with a white picket fence and a front porch that spans its width that's crowned by an upper-level veranda. It allows up to fifteen lucky family members and friends to share the special ambiance of this five-bedroom home located just a short stroll away from the glistening gulf and pristine white sand beach. The home is framed behind towering Live Oak trees, and steps lead up to a front porch with rocking chairs that invite you to "sit a spell" while having a glass of lemonade or even a margarita. Double glass French doors in the Great Room and another set from a nice den off the kitchen go out to individual sun decks that overlook the patio centered on a lovely lagoon-shaped swimming pool. Both decks have outdoor furnishings so that you may enjoy your favorite libations with savory snacks al fresco while poolside.

Anchor Pointe

Anchor Pointe Crystal Beach

14 Guests / 5 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths

Anchor Pointe is a wonderfully furnished five-bedroom beach house that is three stories tall and can happily "harbor" fourteen gulfgoers. Its location right on Scenic Highway 98 is just a short stroll away from the beach and the popular waterfront restaurant, including a friendly beach bar. This captivating Crystal Beach rental features a warm charm with nautically styled exteriors and a wraparound veranda with comfortable outdoor furnishings which spans across with a separate Guest House beside it. Four bedrooms are in the main house, while one more is in the guest house, which also features a living area and a Game Room with a ping pong as well as a foosball table. The two upper levels above the veranda feature sunny balconies where you may enjoy breezy tropical views. The first-floor veranda overlooks the large swimming pool out back and the lavish palm-studded tropical setting in the front. A grill on the sundeck and a table with chairs can provide a relaxing poolside dining experience.

These big Crystal Beach homes with private pools are a short distance away from the glorious gulf. They are perfect for fun beach reunions that include fourteen to twenty-four guests. Enjoy taking a look at each one and pick a favorite that will accommodate all the members of your group. Our state-of-the-art Ocean Reef Resorts website shows vivid images of each one, specific aerial location views, detailed descriptions, seasonal rental rates, and calendar dates available to make your reservations right away. Get excited about your upcoming magical beach reunion to enjoy a wonderful time with beloved family and friends!


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