About the Property
This giant Destin vacation home can accommodate nearly any size group, large or small. If your group is to big for a traditional 2 bedroom condo but not quite big enough for the whole house we have solutions for you! Both levels have all amenities, the 2nd level can sleep up to 14 or the whole house can sleep 23. You can rent either the 2nd level or the whole house. If the 2nd level is rented by itself the 1st level will be locked off and uninhabited during your stay.
DIAMOND IN THE REEF will make all of your beach vacation dreams come true. From the moment you arrive at our spacious beach home you will be greeted with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beautiful white sugar sand beaches that the Emerald Coast has become known for.
DIAMOND IN THE REEF boasts two full levels including two fully appointed kitchens, two living areas, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths and enough space for your large group to enjoy the spectacular view from either of the two expansive decks.
Enjoy morning breakfast from the top deck while watching the waves crash on the beach or have a magnificent sunset dinner overlooking the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The second floor deck has seating for 24 at two large patio dining tables or if lounging in the sun is your thing, there are 6 adjustable loungers on the upper deck for sunbathing or afternoon reading.
Inside you will be greeted by vaulted ceilings in every room starting with the upper common area which includes the Kitchen, Dining Area & Family Room. You have seating for 10 at the large dining table and seating for another 9 at the kitchen island. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the amenities that you need to entertain the whole family, including stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, large 3 door fridge, wet bar and large pantry to house all your food and snacks for the whole stay.
The family room area has comfortable seating to watch a movie or catch your favorite sports team on the 65" flat screen tv on the expanded cable package.
The Second Floor of DIAMOND IN THE REEF offers TWO Private King Master Suites both w/ private en suite baths, King Master Suite #2 has the added convenience of a walk-in shower. Also on the upper level is a Double Queen Suite w/ attached Jack & Jill bath that is adjoined by the Double Bunk room which sleeps 4 in the twin/twin & twin/twin bunks. There is also a convertible sofa in the Second Floor family room. All bedrooms have large walk-in closets and the Upper Level also has its own wash/dryer closet & large storage closet.
The first floor includes a martini pool, perfect for an afternoon cocktail while the kids cool off in the pool after a long day in the sand & sun or for a late night relaxing dip in the jetted pool. There is seating around the martini pool area and seating for 6 at the large patio table outside the gated martini pool area. For your convenience there is a rinse-off shower for when you return from the beach and there is also a gas grill on the first floor deck.The first floor deck has direct access through your private gated walkway to the Scenic 98 activity path which leads directly to the beach access one short block east at the Shirah Street Beach Access.
Inside the first floor is a large common area that includes the second fully stocked kitchen, living area and dining area. The dining area has seating for up to 8 people at the beautiful glass and stone dining table and seating for another 6 at the breakfast bar. The first floor includes a king bedroom w/ attached shared bathroom The first floor also features a double bunk room that sleeps 5 in the twin/twin & twin/full configured bunks. Both bedrooms offer large closets, the lower level has its own washer/dryer room, large pantry and direct access to the martini pool area through french doors. All guests have access to 1 guest garage and there is extra parking for up to 4 cars on the driveway.
Shopping, restaurants, grocery, outlet malls, Destin Harbor, Henderson State Park are all in close proximity and in some cases within walking distance.
Proximity to the beach!!
Private martini pool!!
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Crystal Beach is a village in the heart of Destin and is located along the best beaches in the world in the Emerald Coast.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 08 2021 - Apr 10 2021
Apr 10 2021 - May 14 2021
May 15 2021 - May 22 2021
May 22 2021 - Jul 02 2021
Jun 05 2021 - Jul 02 2021
Pool Heat(per day): $35
Bikes (per day/per bike): $20
Cleaning Fee: $485
Admin Fee: $325
Tax Rate: 12%
Absolutely NO PETS Allowed
Absolutely NO SMOKING on premises
Pool Heat available at $245.00 per week or $35.00 per day.
Last updated on March 02, 2021
Year Purchased: 2016
About the owner: Our Destin Home is family owned by parent, son & daughter-in-law.
We take great pride in the vaction home, we are constantly upgrading, adding new amenities, and just trying to make the guest experience that much better.
We had always vacationed in Destin and loved the area and after almost 2 decades absence from Destin we came back and decided to purchase this wonderful & huge beach home in 2016.
Why this property? We purchased this beach home because of all the great attributes it has, the fabulous view, the proximity to the beach, the private martini pool, or just the sheer size so large families can vacation together.
This vacation home has so much to offer and we are finding more ways everyday to bring out the best for our guests stays!
Calendar last updated: March 02, 2021
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
What a gorgeous house to vacation in. Only a couple minute walk to the beach too. There were plenty of towels (bath and beach) for all to use. The house was very clean and comfortable. My girls and I really enjoyed using the bikes. The pool/hot tub was nice to go to after being at the beach all day. The upper deck was a great location to lay out and just enjoy the ocean breeze. I love the open concept of the house, so while working in the kitchen we can still visit with loved ones in the other room.
Diamond in The Reef
When we first pulled up to the house we were amazed how beautiful the house was. Inside the house, wow, it was amazing. We stayed on the top floor and we had access to the top deck and the bottom as well which was a plus for us. The bottom had a pool big enough to lounge in and having small kids with us worked out well for us. The house also came with bicycles and our older children made good use of it. The neighborhood was nice for bike rides. The beach is literally a 5-7 mins walk from the house. Can’t say enough about this beach house. It is well worth it. My family and I plan on returning to the house in the near future. If anyone is looking for a beach house I highly recommend The Diamond in The Reef. Top floor had a full kitchen each room had its own tv there was plenty of space for us and we had a total of 8. We had a wonderful time at the house and only wish we had more time to spend there.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: September 04, 2020
Perfect Beach View Home
The location is amazing--just a short walk to the beach! The pool is awesome for relaxing after a day in the sun. The kitchen has so much storage and has all of the tools you would need. Very clean and family-friendly spaces! The access to bikes was great to get a little exercise in while soaking up all the views. My favorite part was the deck with lounge chairs to tan on! We will definitely visit again!
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: April 15, 2020
A Diamond in Destin!!
Diamond in the Reef is a true gem! Gorgeous, well-maintained and beautifully decorated home, right in the heart of Destin. This property can easily accommodate a very large group, yet is also warm and inviting for only a few. This place truly offers everything you could possibly want, and the location right across from the beach can’t be beat! The owners obviously care about the comfort of their guests and have outfitted this place with all that you need to feel right at home. Great shopping, dining and nightlife only minutes away, but nothing better than visiting one of the many local seafood markets and preparing a great meal at home to enjoy in the spacious kitchen or out on the second floor terrace, enjoying the ocean breeze! Unwinding in the martini pool after a long day at the beach is also a treat! Our group truly enjoyed our stay and we can’t wait for our next visit!
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: January 30, 2020
The place was amazing. We went to Walmart to buy utensils,cups and plates only to get home and have home fully set to dine. There’s absolutely nothin this home needed. I would definetly recommend it. From perfect room settings to awesome pool in community.
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: August 20, 2018
Excellent for large group
If you have a large group traveling to the area, this is an ideal location. Easy walk to beach, even with some of the construction across the way. Beautiful views from 2nd floor balcony. Although upstairs balcony and outdoor furniture could use some repair/replacement, it was ideal for our family. 2nd floor is especially spacious. Pool is small, but great for young kids and adult who want to relax out of the sun!
Stayed: July 2017Submitted: July 31, 2018