POOL Front Skip's Retreat-6BR-OPEN 9/22-9/24 $1015! VillCrysBch-2 Fun Passes


Top Reasons to Book this Home!

1. Destin Adventurer: As a gift to you, FREE activities are included every day of your stay! Enjoy TWO free admissions each day to some of the area's most popular attractions: Baytowne Adventure Zone, Sea Blaster's Snorkeling, Sea Blaster's Dolphin Cruise, Big Kahuna's Water Park, and Unlimited DVD Rentals! Snorkeling available May-Sept, Dolphin Cruise available Mar-Oct, Water Park available Mem. Day-Labor Day, all other activities are year-round.

2. Access to Villages of Crystal Beach neighborhood amenities: Fabulous Lagoon Pool, Hot tub, Grilling/Lounge area.... Ride the Seasonal Trolley to the beach!

3. 500 yards to Crystal Beach!

4. Skip's fronts the fabulous Lagoon Pool in Villages of Crysal Beach! New Living Room furniture 1/15! 

5. Located within gated neighborhood.

6. This property is professionally managed, which means you have access to 24/7 service for any emergencies which may arise so you can have a stress-free vacation!

7. Less than a mile from Destin Commons with over 75 shops, including Cold Stone Creamery, Rave Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop!


Ways to Book Online:

1. Click the book now button on this site.

2. Send an email request from this ad and receive a full quote including a link that you can follow to book.

 *SNOWBIRD / 55+ RENTAL*  Snowbird Season is November through February on a monthly basis. The monthly rate is $2200 per month + $1000 refundable deposit and taxes/fees. To reserve, please contact us (Property Manager) to give you a quote with this Special Rate.  Currently, this can't be booked online.

Your group will enjoy a relaxing vacation in this beautiful home facing the pool in the Villages of Crystal Beach. Skip's Retreat is a lovely 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath home that sleeps 16. All bedrooms freshly updated with new CARPET April 2014!

The Bed Set-up:

*There's a master suite on the first floor with a king bed.

*On the second floor is a king bedroom and a bedroom with 2 full sized beds.

*On the 3rd floor is a queen bedroom, another queen bedroom and a bedroom with a bunk bed (2 twins).

*There's a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, tile floors and granite countertops. All bedrooms are ample size with TV/DVD players. Enjoy the pool view from the balconies on the 2nd and 3rd floors. There's a grill at the house and one in the pool area.

Skip's Retreat also has a full sized laundry room with a washer & dryer, two parking spots in the driveway, as well as additional overflow parking. This house is located right across the street from the pool!  Nearby are 6 miles of paved trails - perfect for both walking or biking.

Located in charming Crystal Beach, which is a Seaside-like development on the east side of Destin, this highly desirable gated neighborhood has attractive, lush landscaping and is maintained in pristine condition. It's a terrific residential area, yet close to restaurants and activities in Destin. Walk the 500 yards to the beach, or hop on the free, seasonal trolley, running from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

The pool and spa area is unbelievable, something you'd find in a world class resort. The lagoon style pool is 30,000 square feet of gorgeous, sparkling clean water, with a walk-in area, three waterfalls, a spa, lavish landscaping, and plenty of sitting areas for your group to enjoy. It also has surround sound, a flat screen TV, and a grilling area to help you relax and get in the beach groove.

Please note that there are parking restrictions within the Villages of Crystal Beach.  There are two parking spaces available in the driveway of the home with an overflow lot for one additional vehicle.  Trailers, boats, and motorcycles are not allowed within the community gates; alternate parking arrangements will need to be made for these items. 


Area Attractions: 

Close by is Destin Commons, a beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly area and a great family venue where children will love to play in the interactive water fountains. Also for the younger guests, a nautically/pirate themed outdoor playground features a 1,750 square foot soft play area with various creatures from the sea, slides, and a treasure chest!  Destin Commons also has a mini-train for the kids. Destin Commons features over 75 shops and restaurants, including Godiva Chocolates, AMC Movie Theaters and Bass Pro Shop.


Our policies for renting to under 25's are:

1. an extra $100 per person ($1000 min. for houses/$500 min. for condos) refundable CASH damage deposit, to be paid at time of check in

2. extra 15% premium

3. check-in at office

4. you must be present for a check-out inspection



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
Housekeeping: $325
Accidental Damage Waiver: $79
Okaloosa Tax: 11%

Payment/Cancellation Policy

A 30% nonrefundable deposit is required at time of booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

If you have to cancel your reservation for any reason, you will forfeit the 30% advance payment. If you cancel your reservation less than 30 days before your trip, you will lose the full rental amount paid. No Exceptions. It is strongly recommended that you procure trip insurance from a third party.
Great location!!! Perfect house layout-we will be back!

We had an amazing experience. We did not want to leave.

First, we were greeted with friendly staff upon our arrival and an hour before check-in. I had to take my daughter to the local urgent care due to a fever and not feeling well. The staff allowed us to drop our luggage and for my husband to take our other daughter to the pool. Very nice of them and honestly, that was unexpected!

Secondly, we had a barstool that was wobbly and a couple of door knobs that were wobbly. The management co sent two sweet employees over in the rain! They greeted us with smiles even while they had to carry the bar stool in the rain!

Lastly, the home was more than enough space for our group. The laundry room was conveniently located on the second floor. The kitchen was overstocked with anything a cook would need! The pool was literally across the street and perfect!! Everything about this trip was great! We will definitely be back! :)
Better than expected

This house is in the best location. Right next to pool entrance. Also the beach was an easy 1/4 mile walk. The on sight property manager was very helpful in finding us an additional parking spot as we brought 3 cars. Very clean and we'll maintained. Would stay here again. Our group of 11 had plenty of room at this rental.
Christmas Weekend
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Skip's Retreat. The property was clean and the layout exactly right for several families. The first floor master suite was perfect for my 90 year-old parents. The bedroom furniture is a little tired looking and some of the beds didn't get great reviews but the weather and location made up for a few inconveniences. It is also very helpful that the unit has a laundry room. All in all we had a great weekend and would definitely consider renting Skip's Retreat again.
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Kitchen
Barbecue - Grills
  • Community Gas Grill
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Swimming
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
Outside Living
  • Community Pool
  • Porch Furniture
  • Balcony
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo