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 large cocktail table and a flatscreen TV for entertainment. Nearby, a dining area has six round-backed decorative cottage-style chairs around a rustic rectangular hardwood table. The adjoining open kitchen has four wooden square 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 a decorative yellow fenced wall adorned with flowers. This bedroom has access to a full hall bath that serves as a convenient powder room.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a king-sized bed, a twin daybed and trundle, 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 vibrantly colored loft bedroom includes a king-sized bed with sunny 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 Master Bedroom with Twin Daybed and Twin Trundle + Tub/Shower Combo and 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
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Bedding
First Floor:
Queen
Queen
Second Floor:
Full/Twin Bunk
Full/Twin Bunk
King
King
King
King
Twin Daybed
Twin Daybed
Twin Trundle
Twin Trundle
Third Floor:
King
King
Total: Queen, 3 King, Twin Trundle, Full/Twin Bunk, Twin Daybed
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
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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.

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STR Certificate: 012222