Once Upon a Tide


Once Upon a Tide is the NEWEST home in one of Destin's premier vacation gated communities, Villages of Crystal Beach! Everything in the house from furnishings, linens, appliances, etc is new.  It features 4 bedrooms (including two master suites, one on each floor, a nautical themed kids'  double bunk room, a queen room) 3.5 baths, 2 living areas each with sleeper sofas, full kitchen, laundry area, 6 flat screen TV's, all within 2.5 blocks from the beach.  There is a free community trolley during peak season to pick you up at your doorstep and shuttle you and your family to the white sand beaches of the Gulf.  Villages of Crystal Beach also boasts one of the nicest and largest community pools in Destin.  Complete with a shore line entrance for little ones. Our home is centrally located, right off Emerald Coast Parkway, with all of Destin's many attractions nearby, including Destin Commons; which has around  75 shops, restaurants, etc and  within walking distance.  

Community Features:

* Gated Community
* Walking distance to beach
* Seasonal trolley to beach
* One of the nicest community pools in Destin
* Sand volleyball court
* Grilling area and lounge area
* Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, groceries, etc.


*Living room with large flat screen TV and queen sleeper sofa
* Master suite with king bed and private bath
* Fully stocked kitchen (and gas grill)
* Dining room with total seating for 14 (8 at dining room, 6 bar stools)
*Master bath
* Half bath


* Master suite with king bed and private bath
* Princess suite with queen bed
* Double bunk room with 2 full beds and 2 twins
* Full bathroom with double vanities
* Living area with flat screen TV
* Washer and Dryer
* Large balcony

Before purchasing this home we had been regular guests to the Destin area for many years.  Our home is set up with everything that we always wanted when we were guests.  Our home is equipped to accommodate (multi) families for a great vacation.  Unfortunately,  we are not set up to accommodate bachelor/bachelorette parties or to anyone under the age of 25.
It would be our privilege to share our vacation home with you and hope you and your family enjoy the best vacation ever! 
From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
Cleaning Fee: $300.00
Sales Tax: 11.0%
Enjoyable fishing trip!

Our fishing trip was great in part due to the great property we stay at. The location was convenient to the beach, shopping and the fishing dock. The house was clean and relaxing before and after we spent the day on the boat. The pool on the property was excellent. Great time.

Beautiful Rental!

Beautifullly decorated, stylishly furnished, and immaculate new/construction condo in a great area! The property is located in a safe, secured , well-maintained gated community close to all the amenities any vacationer could wish for. Just a short walk to the beach through a scenic neighborhood was very enjoyable and no issue at all - even for those of us that were not regular exercisers. The pool rivals those of luxury resorts in the Caribbean and since it is even closer proximity to the condo (1 block) than the beach we frequented it often. Plenty of room for a great vacation with family and friends and still enough privacy for everyone to feel comfortable. Great restaurants, shopping, golf and other activities are so close that everyone should be happy visiting here! Loved it (and I am very picky) and would highly recommend the rental to anyone. Owners are super easy to work with - just an added bonus!

Very Clean home with plenty of room for 10!
This home was very clean and well maintained.  The pool is one street over and not a bad walk at all.  The walk to the beach was a couple of blocks and not bad, but the trolley to the beach made a day at the beach much easier.  This home is well worth the price, especially for the size.  We had 10 people, the home could have slept 12 very comfortably .  The kitchen is gorgeous and spacious.  The home owners were wonderful to work with.  If you get the opportunity to stay in this I highly recommend it!
Awesome Stay!

The house is very new and clean. Awesome pool that was close to the house. Our family of 5 adults and 2 kids really enjoyed all the room. Also, the homeowners are very responsive and extremely helpful.
Perfect Stay!

Everything was perfect about our stay. The owner was easy to work with, responsive, and very personable. The home was exactly as described. Location relative to the beach is good; it is an easy walk with sidewalks and a safe crosswalk to the beach. Location relative to attractions, shopping, and restaurants is excellent. Having our own, dedicated parking right in front of the house was very nice! We also appreciated having beach chairs and other beach toys available for our use. We liked that it was a gated community, which made it feel safer than a typical home. And, while we stayed during the peak season, the neighborhood was never noisy, and the pool was never crowded. We would definitely recommend this rental and would stay here again!
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Smart T.V.
  • Board Games
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Home
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 3 cars