Welcome to Dolphin Retreat!
Enjoy a wonderful beach vacation in this spacious home just steps from the beach! This home is a new rental with all new furniture in in the heart of Crystal Beach, a quiet, walkable neighborhood with white picket fences & easy access to shopping, restaurants & activities in Destin. Dolphin Retreat is a large home with a beautiful private pool & a separate guest house. It’s perfect for large or multiple families, or folks who just want a lot of space to spread out.
Welcome to Dolphin Retreat!
An ideal home for 2-3 families with children or groups of 10 adults max.
You’ll enjoy a wonderful beach vacation in this spacious home, just steps from the beach! This home is a new rental with all new furniture, in in the heart of Crystal Beach, a quiet, walkable neighborhood with white picket fences and easy access to shopping, restaurants and activities in Destin. Dolphin Retreat is a large home, sleeping up to 14, with a beautiful private pool, and a separate guest house. It’s perfect for large or multiple families, or folks who just want a lot of space to spread out.
The main house has a king bedroom and a bunk room downstairs with a full-over-full bunk, 2 full baths, plus a living area with a very classy built-in wet bar and sleeper sofa. Upstairs you’ll find a large open concept kitchen/dining/living area, plus a king master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The separate guest house has a large open room with 2 queen beds plus a kitchenette, seating area, full bath, and walk-in closet.
When you arrive, you’ll immediately appreciate the front porch and balcony with heavy Adirondack chairs inviting you to relax and switch to vacation mode. Inside, you’ll find many amenities, a large open living and dining area with plenty of comfortable seating and an HDTV. The large dining table seats 8-10, and there is additional seating more at the counter. The fully-stocked kitchen is open to the living area and has new stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space. You’ll find all the dishes, pans and utensils you may need, a Keurig K-Cup coffee maker, and even a few spices, to get you started. We want you to feel at home, and the large, open layout is a perfect gathering spot for your family or friends.
BEDROOM #1 King, Main Floor
On the main floor at the back of the home you’ll find a lovely king bedroom. It features a comfortable (new in 2017) king bed, a dresser, a roomy closet and a nightstand with lamp. You can relax in here with the HDTV. There's an ensuite bathroom and direct access to back patio and pool.
Bathroom #1, Main Floor
This bathroom includes a commode, tub/shower combination, and vanity. There are large fluffy bath towels, a personal hair dryer, and ample storage in this clean, bright bathroom.
BEDROOM #2 – On your left as you enter the home you'll find a large bunk room with a full-over-full bunk bed and a roomy closet. There’s a full bathroom in the hallway next to this bedroom.
Bathroom #2 – Ensuite (Bunk Room), Main Floor
This roomy bathroom features a vanity, commode, and shower. You’ll appreciate the size and convenience of this bathroom, as well as the big fluffy bath towels and personal hair dryer.
BEDROOM #3 - KING MASTER BEDROOM, with ensuite bathroom
On the 2nd floor, you'll find a large Master Bedroom with front balcony access. This large room features a new king bed, dresser, nights stands with lamps, and HDTV, plus a large ensuite bath and walk-in closet.
Bathroom #3 – Ensuite (Master Bedroom)
This bathroom is attached to the Master Bedroom, and is equipped with a commode, double vanity and sink with makeup station, separate tub and walk-in shower, plus large walk-in closet. There is also a personal hair dryer and large fluffy bath towels for bunk room guests.
This lovely Guest House is next to the private pool behind the main house. Inside you’ll find a comfortable living area with 2 new queen beds, a kitchenette with small fridge, sink, toaster, coffee maker & microwave. A small table and chairs make a great spot for morning coffee or a snack.
BEDROOM #4 – TWO QUEEN BED GUEST HOUSE (new photos coming soon!)
This beautiful, open bedroom features two BRAND NEW QUEEN BEDS with nightstands, HDTV, and kitchennette. You’ll have plenty of space to settle in with the large dresser, and there’s a big walk-in closet across from the full bathroom.
Bathroom #4 – (Carriage House)
This bathroom includes a commode, sink and tub/shower combination. This bathroom is for guests sleeping in the Guest House. You’ll also find a personal hair dryer and big fluffy bath towels in this bathroom.
PRIVATE POOL & BACKYARD
You’ll find an outdoor grilling/kitchen area with a sink, plus a natural gas fireplace! The private, professionally maintained swimming pool nestled in the beautifully landscaped backyard. It’s all yours – enjoy it! There’s plenty of space to spread out around the pool with lounge chairs and dining sets. A large gas grill on the back porch of the main house helps make dinners easy. A perfect spot for morning coffee or evening relaxing while grilling and watching the children in the pool.
This home has a driveway which accommodates 3 vehicles with the gate closed or 5-6 vehicles with the gate open (depending on the size of the cars.) There is no on-street parking allowed in Destin.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Crystal Beach is the gold standard of high-rise condominiums or beaches packed with 4 rows of vendor chairs. Crystal beach is mostly residential, which contributes to the quietness of the neighborhood. Just a few steps away is the Tarpon Street beach access, with "jetski" and other rentals available.
Restaurants, activities and entertainment are also close-by. Destin Commons, a beautiful upscale shopping and entertainment center, is less than a half-mile away. It features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Bass Pro Shop, World of Beer, Panera Bread, Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, AMC Theater with IMAX and much more. Local favorite, Camille’s, is an easy walk and The Crab Trap is about a mile east. You can bicycle, scooter, Jet ski and go para-sailing all within walking distance. The Silver Sands Outlet mall is not far for those who enjoy “retail therapy”!
We offer a small number of first-class vacation homes in Crystal Beach. If this home is not perfect for you, please see the link to 'All My Rental Listings' below. We own our homes and take exceptional care of them. No one offers better homes than we do. We're local and will stop by and say 'hi' so we have to be proud of our homes.
We’re nearby if you should need us during your stay.
WE’RE ALSO PET FRIENDLY. Dogs are welcome in our home with prior approval. $200 pet fee + tax. --------------------------------- Rates do not include damage protection -- you have a choice; you can pay a large refundable security deposit or a purchase $59 non-refundable insurance policy. Most guests choose the non-refundable Damage Protection Insurance, this way you don't have a large sum of your money tied up in a security deposit. You will be asked which you prefer once you book. If you do not choose one of these, we have the right to cancel your booking.
- 1. INTRODUCTION: We highly recommend you email us PRIOR to reserving online so we can approve your booking in advance. Once you book online, we require a phone conversation with you so we can get to know each other, answer any questions you may have, and ensure this home is a great fit for you. We reserve the right to move you to a more appropriate home, or cancel your reservation if this home will not work. We want to ensure you find exactly what you expected when you arrive. 2. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4 P.M. CST AND CHECK OUT IS 10 A.M. CST. No early check-ins or late check-outs are allowed. 3. SMOKING: This is a NON SMOKING home. No smoking is allowed at all, including e-cigarettes. If you smoke outside, you must keep all windows and doors closed, and agree to pickup all cigarette butts. 4. MINIMUM AGE: There is a minimum age for renting. Unless approved in writing in advance, we cannot rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by two (2) or more adult guardians or parents. We must meet the adult guardians or parents and see them staying in the home during your entire stay. 5. EXPECTATIONS: You understand that you are renting someone’s private home. You agree to take excellent care of the home and treat it as you would your own. You understand while this is a vacation area, there may be permanent residents living next door, with children who go to school and parents who have to go to work. You agree to keep noise to a minimum - no loud or late night parties. No throwing things into the yard or pool, or neighboring yards. No bachelor/ bachelorette parties allowed. Wedding receptions may be held in some homes with prior approval. Please email us in advance. 6. NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE: While linens and bath towels are included in the rental, daily housekeeping service is not included, however it is available at an additional cost. We do not supply beach towels and do not permit our bath towels to be taken from our properties. We suggest bring beach towels or buy inexpensive ones locally as souvenirs. 7. CANCELLATION POLICY & TRAVEL INSURANCE: Subject to Airbnb`s cancellation policy, all monies paid are non-refundable. There are no refunds for cancellations, change of dates, early check-out, or reservation changes that result in a shortened stay. There are no refunds for weather-related disruptions to your trip, including hurricanes. We recognize that unforeseen events do occur, which is why we highly recommend Travel Insurance. Please email us for more information about travel insurance. 8. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No cancellation or refunds will be given. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. 9. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: Maximum occupancy varies depending on ratio of adults to children and ages of the children. These details are specified in the online description for this property. This applies to guests spending the night as well as visitors anywhere on the property. Please email for clarification prior to booking online. 10. PETS: $200 (minimum) pet fee + tax applies and is paid directly to us after you book online. Dogs are permitted with prior approval - no cats or other pets are allowed. Any unauthorized pets will result in a breach of contract that could result in eviction and loss of all rental monies paid, security deposits, and/or a $200 penalty. All dogs must be on a leash at all times (it’s the law). Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. All pets must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. All pets are to be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Neither the rental manager nor the homeowners assume any responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets while on the premises. Renters must abide by all neighborhood pet rules including but not limited to cleaning up after your dog, not leaving your dog unattended, keeping your dog on a leash, and curbing barking. 11. (Walton County) LOCAL TAXES: Airbnb collects and remits Florida state taxes; they do not collect and remit local taxes. Local taxes are paid directly to us after you book online. The current local tax rate for Destin is 5%. Le Jardin guests pay an additional 2.23% for Baytowne Wharf amenities. 11a. (Okaloosa County) LOCAL TAXES: Airbnb collects and remits Florida state taxes and local taxes. 12. DAMAGE WAIVER, SECURITY DEPOSIT, ADDITIONAL FEES AND RESORT AMENITIES: All bookings require either Damage Waiver Insurance or a refundable security deposit paid directly to the property manager after booking on Airbnb. Failure to comply may result in your booking being cancelled. Damage Waiver Insurance is $59 and the security deposit varies depending on the property and length of stay. Please inquire before you book. If the home you book includes a complimentary golf cart, then the guest must purchase damage waiver insurance, have a valid driver’s license, and a copy of their own car insurance policy. If you do not have these three (3) things, then you may be denied use of the golf cart. Unless otherwise specified in writing, rates do not include any resort or neighborhood fees or other optional fees. This includes, but is not limited to, beach chair service, spa services, tennis and golf, pool heat, golf cart rentals, etc. Some of these fees can be paid directly to us after you book online, or to the resort as applicable. Please email us prior to booking if you have any questions. 13. SWIMMING POOLS: The use swimming pools are limited to the renters. There are no lifeguards on duty. All bathers are required to observe the posted regulations. By renting a home with a pool, you are taking full responsibility for the safety of all guests and recognize that use of the pool is “at your own risk”. Pool heat is available for many homes for an extra charge and can be paid directly to us after you book online, or to the resort if applicable. Please email us for clarification prior to booking. 14. PARKING/PARKING PASSES: Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only and is strictly limited to the number of vehicles allowed for the property. No parking on the grass. Any illegally parked cars are subject to fines and towing. Applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. Where applicable, renters must display a parking pass in the vehicle at all times. Failure to display may result in towing of vehicle at renter`s expense. Most properties cannot accommodate trailers. Some homes do not allow motorcycles. None of our homes can accommodate RV parking. Please email for clarification prior to booking. 15. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS: Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of all payments, deposits and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in or may be evicted. Evictions are not subject to any refunds, including damage deposits. 16. CONTRABAND: There are to be NO illegal activities, drugs or contraband used or brought onto the premises at any time. If any evidence is found you will forfeit your ENTIRE security deposit and we will notify the police and you may be evicted. Evictions are not subject to any refunds, this includes damage and security deposits. You are responsible for the actions of everyone in your party. 17. SEWERS: Some of our homes have a sewage pump that can easily get clogged by flushing baby wipes, feminine products, paper towels, etc. Please DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products, baby wipes, or anything other than toilet paper should be flushed at any time. If it is found that you have improperly flushed items and it clogs the pump, you could be charged the fee to clear out the pump, which typically ranges from two to four hundred dollars ($(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). ACCOMMODATIONS: The home will be in clean and working condition. It is the renter’s responsibility to notify the owner/manager immediately if there are any cleaning or maintenance problems and you agree to allow reasonable access inside the home if necessary to rectify. No compensation will be given for non-working items outside the owner's/manager’s control, including but not limited to power/cable/TV outages, appliance malfunctions or neighborhood amenities. For rentals with a complimentary golf cart - no compensation will be given in the event it is not working during your stay or any portion thereof. For items inside the owner's/manager’s control, the owners/manager will make every attempt to rectify problems that may occur while you are in the home. No refunds or any other compensation will be given for problems that the owner/manager addresses within a reasonable time frame. 19. LIABILITY: The home is privately owned; the owners and rental manager are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The owners and rental manager are not responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings or valuables during and after your stay. It is the renter’s responsibility to be sure that all personal belongings and valuables are removed from the home at check-out. The owners and rental manager are not responsible for any items left behind. 20. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS: Any exceptions to policies must be approved in writing in advance. Hold Harmless Clause By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises. This agreement is made upon the express condition that Sugar Palm Rentals, Inc. and its employees and agents shall be free from all liabilities and claims for damages and/or suits for or by reason of any injury, or death to any person or property of you and your guests, agents, employees, or third parties, from any cause or causes whatsoever while in or upon the premises or any part thereof during the term of this agreement or occasioned by any occupancy or use of said premises or any activity carried on by you and your guests, agents, employees, or third parties. Therefore, in connection herewith, you and your guests, agents, employees, or third parties hereby agree to indemnify, defend, save, and hold harmless Sugar Palm Rentals, Inc., its agents and employees from all liabilities, charges, expenses and costs on account of or by reason of any such injuries, deaths, liabilities, claims, suits, attorney`s fees or losses however occurring or damages growing out of the same. By accepting this agreement, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the above rental policies. Please note that neither Sugar Palm Rentals, Inc. nor the property owner(s) are liable for any injury that may occur while staying at this property, including but not limited to the use of the pool, grill, Jacuzzi, wagon, and bikes if provided. We are not liable for any disruption of stay due to unforeseen events or weather, including hurricanes. Our liability is limited to the amount of rent and taxes. We reserve the right to enter the property at any time during your stay and will do our best to give you at least one hour notice if we should need to do so. If we suspect the maximum occupancy is being exceeded or damage to the property is occurring, we have the right to check on the property and its condition. The acceptor is agreeing to take full responsibility for any damage to the house that may occur by any guests during the vacation. I hereby give permission to charge my credit card for this reservation as indicated above. I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation terms above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance. I also agree that damage charges can be charged to my credit card if damages are incurred during my stay. I agree to hold the owners harmless per hold harmless clause above. By booking this property online I agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement.
Whether you’re looking for a vacation rental for a family getaway, pet friendly vacation, romantic retreat, family reunion, wedding, or corporate retreat, you’ll likely find what you need within our portfolio of properties – we have everything from one-bedroom beachfront condos to large homes with private pools and everything in between. Our vacation homes are held to the absolute highest standards because we don't just rent them, we actually own most of the properties ourselves. The few homes which we do not personally own have been hand-picked so we have consistent standards across all of our properties.
Eliminate the angst associated with researching and reserving vacation rental properties online. At Sugar Palm Vacation Rentals, every booking begins with a phone conversation geared toward pairing you with a vacation home that suits your unique requirements. Our booking process is safe, secure, easy, and honest. Not only do we have a personal conversation with you to answer every question and ensure a smooth reservation, we can guarantee that what you see online is actually what you get when you check in. Unlike other vacation rental companies, we update our properties often and listings, including the photos, regularly so our guests never experience unpleasant surprises.
With more than 20 years of experience in the vacation rental business, we bring an in-depth and detailed understanding of what makes a vacation home or condo rental a memorable part of any vacation experience. Backed by thousands of guests already served, responses to market research surveys, and in-person focus group sessions, we have established and hold all Sugar Palm Vacation Rentals properties accountable for upholding the most rigorous standards for furnishings, maintenance, cleanliness and amenities.
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