Description

This lovely Crystal Beach vacation home can accommodate a dozen fortunate beachgoers and is only two blocks away from the sugary shoreline. It features beautiful, nautically colored exteriors with pale blue walls trimmed in white. The home’s charming look includes two columned porches with white railings spanning its front on the lower and upper levels. A picket fence frames the nicely landscaped yard. The main house is three stories tall, with a third-story bedroom providing panoramic views of the sensational scenery.

Glass doors from the front porch of Mario Cottage lead into the open living, dining, and kitchen areas. Comfortable cottage-style furnishings and beach-washed hardwood flooring provide a welcoming coastal look. Decorative art throughout includes sea life prints and beach-inspired artwork. Multiple windows and glass doors offer the open living area a bright and sunny look. A latte-toned sectional faces a round cocktail table and a flatscreen TV for entertainment. Nearby, a dining area has six decorative cottage-style chairs around a rustic rectangular hardwood table. The adjoining open kitchen has three wooden stools facing a finely mottled malt-colored granite bar to enjoy drinks and appetizers. Brushed stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry provide everything needed to create a fun family feast. A guest bedroom on this floor has regally styled furnishings with a queen-sized bed beside two nightstands and sunny windows. This bedroom utilizes a full hall bath that also serves as a convenient powder room.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom has a king-sized bed, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, a private balcony, and a private ensuite bath with a tub-shower combination. An additional guest bedroom on this floor also features a king-sized bed, twin bunks, and has access to a private balcony. This room utilizes a full hallway bathroom with a tub-shower combination. Upstairs on the third floor, a cozy loft bedroom includes a king-sized bed with towering treetop views from multiple windows.

Besides the nearby sugar-white Destin beach, guests are just steps away from a private lagoon-shaped swimming pool where you may enjoy refreshing fun. The spacious pool patio has plenty of tables, chairs, and a gas grill for poolside cookouts. Guests may also enjoy a friendly game of volleyball in the private sand volleyball court located right in your front yard!

This fantastic Crystal Beach locale is minutes away from many popular restaurants with friendly beach bars along Scenic Gulf Drive. Ocean Reef guests receive special reduced rates nearby at a championship golf course and professional tennis center at the Seascape Resort. It is also close to grocery stores and bargain shopping for world-class goods at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. More wonderful restaurants, bars with live music, shopping adventures, family amusements, outdoor concerts, year-round festivals, and exciting firework displays are minutes away at Sandestin’s enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf and the tropically urbane town center of Grand Boulevard.

First Floor: Living Room with Patio Access, Kitchen, Dining, Queen Bedroom with Shared Walk-In Shower, Laundry.

Second Floor: King Primary Bedroom with Queen Sleeper Sofa and Tub/Shower Combo + Balcony Access, King Bedroom with Full/Twin Bunk and Balcony Access, Hall Bath with Tub/Shower Combo.

Third Floor: King Loft Bedroom.

*Add $50.00 per day to heat the pool (available October - April if needed).

Amenities
  • Amenity Icon Grill/BBQ
  • Amenity Icon Heated Private Pool
  • Amenity Icon Internet
  • Amenity Icon Laundry
  • Amenity Icon Monthly Winter Rental
  • Amenity Icon No Pets Allowed
  • Amenity Icon Parking Spaces: 3
  • Amenity Icon Private Pool
  • Amenity Icon Walk to Beach: 4-5 Minutes
Calendar
July 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$329 28 $329 29 $329 30 $329 31      
August 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
        $329 1 2 3
4 5 6 $336 7 $336 8 $336 9 $363 10
$363 11 $363 12 $363 13 $363 14 $363 15 $363 16 $242 17
$242 18 $242 19 $242 20 $242 21 $242 22 $242 23 $296 24
$296 25 $296 26 $296 27 $296 28 $296 29 $437 30 $438 31
September 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
$400 1 $276 2 $276 3 $276 4 $276 5 $302 6 $317 7
$290 8 $290 9 $290 10 $290 11 $290 12 $317 13 $302 14
$276 15 $276 16 $276 17 $276 18 $276 19 $302 20 $302 21
$276 22 $276 23 $276 24 $276 25 $276 26 $302 27 $250 28
$250 29 $250 30          
October 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    $250 1 $250 2 $250 3 $250 4 $401 5
$401 6 $401 7 $401 8 $401 9 $401 10 $401 11 $330 12
$330 13 $330 14 $330 15 $330 16 $330 17 $330 18 $279 19
$279 20 $279 21 $279 22 $279 23 $279 24 $279 25 $243 26
$243 27 $243 28 $243 29 $243 30 $243 31    
November 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
          $243 1 $243 2
$243 3 $243 4 $243 5 $243 6 $243 7 $243 8 $243 9
$243 10 $243 11 $243 12 $243 13 $243 14 $243 15 $232 16
$232 17 $232 18 $232 19 $232 20 $232 21 $232 22 $275 23
$275 24 $275 25 $275 26 $275 27 $275 28 $275 29 $243 30
December 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
$243 1 $243 2 $243 3 $243 4 $243 5 $243 6 $232 7
$232 8 $232 9 $232 10 $232 11 $232 12 $232 13 $232 14
$232 15 $232 16 $232 17 $232 18 $232 19 $232 20 $275 21
$275 22 $275 23 $275 24 $275 25 $275 26 $275 27 $275 28
$275 29 $275 30 $275 31        
January 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
      $275 1 $275 2 $275 3 $254 4
$243 5 $243 6 $243 7 $243 8 $243 9 $254 10 $254 11
$243 12 $243 13 $243 14 $243 15 $243 16 $254 17 $254 18
$243 19 $243 20 $243 21 $243 22 $243 23 $254 24 $254 25
$243 26 $243 27 $243 28 $243 29 $243 30 $254 31  
February 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
            $254 1
$243 2 $243 3 $243 4 $243 5 $243 6 $254 7 $254 8
$243 9 $243 10 $243 11 $243 12 $243 13 $254 14 $254 15
$243 16 $243 17 $243 18 $243 19 $243 20 $254 21 $254 22
$243 23 $243 24 $243 25 $243 26 $243 27 $254 28  
March 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
            $254 1
$335 2 $335 3 $335 4 $335 5 $335 6 $335 7 $356 8
$356 9 $356 10 $356 11 $356 12 $356 13 $356 14 $356 15
$356 16 $356 17 $356 18 $356 19 $356 20 $356 21 $416 22
$416 23 $416 24 $416 25 $416 26 $416 27 $416 28 $416 29
$416 30 $416 31          
April 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    $416 1 $416 2 $416 3 $416 4 $416 5
$416 6 $416 7 $416 8 $416 9 $416 10 $416 11 $356 12
$356 13 $356 14 $356 15 $356 16 $356 17 $356 18 $356 19
$356 20 $356 21 $356 22 $356 23 $356 24 $356 25 $275 26
$275 27 $275 28 $275 29 $275 30      
May 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
        $275 1 $275 2 $275 3
$275 4 $275 5 $275 6 $275 7 $275 8 $275 9 $275 10
$275 11 $275 12 $275 13 $275 14 $275 15 $275 16 $437 17
$437 18 $437 19 $437 20 $437 21 $437 22 $437 23 $646 24
$646 25 $646 26 $646 27 $646 28 $646 29 $646 30 $646 31
June 2025
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
$646 1 $646 2 $646 3 $646 4 $646 5 $646 6 $646 7
$646 8 $646 9 $646 10 $646 11 $646 12 $646 13 $646 14
$646 15 $646 16 $646 17 $646 18 $646 19 $646 20 $646 21
$646 22 $646 23 $646 24 $646 25 $646 26 $646 27 $776 28
$776 29 $776 30          
Swipe Swipe for Availability
Bedding
First Floor:
Queen
Queen
Second Floor:
Full/Twin Bunk
Full/Twin Bunk
King
King
King
King
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Queen Sleeper Sofa
Third Floor:
King
King
Total: Queen, 3 King, Full/Twin Bunk, Queen Sleeper Sofa
Reviews
Rating 5
Good
Very nice place to spend the time with friend and family!
Nadejda j from Monroe NC - Stayed August 2023
Rating 5
Great property in a great neighborhood
We had a blast at this house. Plenty of space for all 12 of us. The pool was awesome and location was awesome. The property managers were very friendly and great with communication
Chris R from Scott Depot WV - Stayed July 2023
Rating 5
Very clean and nice
We loved that there was a pool for the littles that didn't want to stay at the beach all day. there was plenty of room for everyone to have their privacy and plenty of room for all to gather. It had all of the necessities convenient and like home.
Barney D from Dacula GA - Stayed July 2023
Rating 5
Family Trip
Nice house in a good neighborhood. Pool was nice to have for a break from the beach. We rented a golf cart which was very helpful. The closest public beach access is very crowded, so we drove to Grayton one day and really enjoyed that area.
Terry N from Cayuga IN - Stayed July 2023
Rating 5
Destin
We really loved our stay. The home worked out great for our family of 7 adults and 2 kids under 3. I would recommend having hangers available for those of us who fly. I would stay there again!
Sue B from Sylvania OH - Stayed April 2023
Rating 5
Short walk to the beach, fun pool
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Great property for big family.
Michelle M from Richmond, Va - Stayed September 2022
Swipe Swipe for More Reviews
FAQs

We welcome all of your questions! Most property-specific details can be answered in the AMENITIES tab, for example, "Is beach service included?", "Is there a community pool?" and "How far is the beach?". Additional answers may be found in our Rental Policies.

Still have unanswered questions? We invite you to ask below. Our vacation specialists look forward to providing you with a detailed response to help you find the best place by the beach!

Is the beach public or private access?
Kristi B - Posted: 03/19/2022

Answer:

Mario Cottage utilizes the public beach access at the end of Crystal Beach Drive, approximately a 4-5 minute walk away. Don't forget the sunscreen!

Is a golf cart needed at this property?
Judy T - Posted: 04/10/2023

Answer:

A golf cart is not needed, but is a great way to explore the area. In fact, you can rent a golf cart at a discounted rate through one of our preferred vendors! Golf carts are only permitted in speed limit zones of 35 MPH or less, and each golf cart rental will take the place of one vehicle parking space. Enjoy the ride!

Does Mario Cottage have beach accessories for use? Wagon, chairs, umbrellas, etc
Jennifer E - Posted: 06/18/2023

Answer:

It is always possible that the owner has supplied these items or previous guests have left them at the property; however, due to the high volume of visitors, things can inevitably be broken, misplaced, or lost. Since we cannot guarantee these items will be present, it is always safest to pack your own or rent some when you arrive.

Swipe Swipe for More FAQs
STR Certificate: 012222